Police believe a man who allegedly had sex with a Utah teen girl in 2017 is the person who brutally murdered her last week.
Shaun French, 24, was arrested Wednesday in Colorado after a nationwide manhunt for three counts of third-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Police said he is a suspect for the killing of 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw, though he has not been charged for her death. He has been jailed on a $500,000 bond.
Bagshaw was found dead in her Salt Lake City home Monday after she had called her mom upon returning from school. Bagshaw’s mother heard her screaming and being “violently attacked” before the line went dead, Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said.
Shearer added there was “quite a bit of evidence” for the girl’s murder “widely spread throughout the home and throughout the area.” No further details about her killing have
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Fresh off the excitement from the arrest of the Golden State Killer last week, co-hosts John Thrasher and Daryn Carp launched the first ever mini epiosde on Martinis Murder, aptly titled “Another Shot.”
The mini episodes are meant to keep fans listening during the week between full epiosdes. “We really wanted to do more episodes of some sort but we didn’t have the time for multiple murders in one week,” John Thrasher says. “Matt can barely handle doing his job on the podcast for one episode. Imagine we ask him to do another. It would be a mess!” Daryn Carp also agreed. “John and I love our fans, and we keep wanting to do more for them,” Daryn says. “Another Shot is our chance to answer the fans directly, have fun and take shots! Plus, Matt was hoping this would be his chance to get to talk more. We quickly
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Oxygen’s own podcast hosts John Thrasher and Daryn Carp wasted no time reacting to the astonishing news about the suspected Golden State Killer. Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man suspected to be the Golden State Killer: Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a former police officer. He was charged in Sacramento with two murders.
Martinis Murder covered the Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, in their first two episodes of the show in 2017. Fans of the true crime podcast were quick to note that John’s theory from the first episodes, that the killer had to have been a cop, ended up being true.
Catch up on Martinis Murder’s original coverage of the killer as well as their recently-released update to the case below.
And catch John and Daryn at CrimeCon 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee May 4-6.
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It’s been nearly two decades since a couple was murdered in 1999 and two teen girls went missing. Now, there appears to be a break in the case and it reveals that a dozen people kept quiet about the murders and abductions for years.
Ronnie Dean Busick, 66, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of first-degree arson on Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Danny and Kathy Freeman were shot to death inside their Welch, Oklahoma mobile home just one day before New Year’s Eve in 1999. The home then was set on fire, an attempt to cover up their shooting deaths. Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman, both 16, went missing the very same day. Bible was sleeping over at the Freemans the night of the shooting. They were supposed to be celebrating a happy occasion: Ashley’s birthday.
Two other men, who have
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Jurors in the Claud “Tex” McIver murder trial held his gun on Thursday in an attempt to replay the scene of the alleged crime.
Even though jury deliberations started on Tuesday, jurors asked to revisit the SUV where the deadly shooting took place. And they brought McIver’s gun, the one used to shoot his wife, with them, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.
The jurors are trying to decide, after a lengthy, four-week trial which featured nearly 80 witnesses and captivated the Atlanta community, the fate of McIver. They must decide if the widow is a murderer or if he had an accident.
There is no debate over who killed his wealthy, business-oriented wife Diane. The Georgia lawyer has already admitted to shooting her but claimed that it was an accident. The shooting happened while the couple was in the backseat of their own Ford Explorer, being driven home by friend
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The reward for information in the Texas murder that inspired the Oscar-winning film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has been doubled — a rare advancement in a cold case that made little progress in nearly three decades.
The Texas Department Of Public Safety will now offer $6,000 for any info on the murder of Kathy Page, who was found dead in her car in 1991.
It’s unclear what led to the new reward coming now, although the case has seen a new wave of attention since the release of “Three Billboards” in November.
Page, 34, was found strangled and in a ditch in what was allegedly staged to look like an accident. Her father, James Fulton, has for decades paid for billboards along the I-10 that condemn the Vidor Police Department for not solving the case and accused Page’s husband of killing her.
“Steve Page brutally murdered his wife in 1991,” one sign says. “Vidor PD
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Robert Durst sat blankly in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday as prosecutors showed grisly autopsy photos of his slain friend Susan Berman — and argued that Durst should stand trial for her murder.
Durst, the real estate heir who case rose to national prominence through the HBO series “The Jinx,” faces hearing this week to determine whether he will be tried for Berman’s December 2000 death.
The 75-year-old millionaire showed no expression as prosecutors displayed photos of Berman. In one, her right eye was blackened, and in an expression of her final moment, her tongue was stuck between her lips. In another autopsy photo, her black hair was shaved to show the spot where a bullet entered the back of her head, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Despite his lack of emotion over the photos, Durst scowled during other parts of the hearing, according to the Associated Press.
Berman was killed execution-style in her home in Beverly Hills.
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On Wednesday, a Kansas City man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the shooting of a lawyer who sued him and won, The Kansas City Star reported. David Jungerman, 80, was taken into custody after a search warrant by police revealed a tape recorder with an apparent confession on it.
“People, uh, know that I murdered that son of a bitch,” Jungerman is quoted as saying, possibly referring to attorney Tom Pickert.
Pickert was sitting on his front porch on October 25 after he walked his kids to school when someone came up and fatally shot him in the right temple, according to Northeast News. His wife found him sprawled on the ground. It was a day after Jungerman was served a property liens to help satisfy a $5.75 million civil judgement Pickert won against him in court, according to the newspaper.
Witnesses told police they saw an
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A California woman who drove drunk for a nearly a mile with a homeless man in her windshield after she struck him has been convicted of murder.
After just a day of deliberation, a jury on Friday found Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez, 31, guilty of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run in connection with the June 2016 crash that took the life of Jack Ray Tenhulzen.
Police said Tenhulzen, 69, was walking on a sidewalk leaving a soup kitchen on June 27 when Sanchez crashed into him near the state Route 76 bridge. The impact was so strong that it ripped Tenhulzen out of his clothing and severed his leg as he smashed through the windshield. He was killed instantly, but his body remained lodged in Sanchez’s windshield as she kept driving until she arrived home.
When Sanchez arrived at her Oceanside home, her husband called police and Tenhulzen was pronounced dead at the scene. Sanchez was taken into
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A dad who left his 2-year-old son to die in a 2017 car crash he caused after he shoplifted speakers from Walmart has been found guilty of murder.
Christopher Kuhn, of Hamilton, New Jersey was convicted on Wednesday of third-degree murder. Last October, Kuhn fled a Pennsylvania Walmart he stole $228 worth of television speakers, prosecutors said.
Kuhn, 28, reportedly concealed his license plate with a sweatshirt after shoplifting. He then ran a red light and caused a three-car accident. Police said Khun’s car t-boned another car as he ran through the red light, and the second car crashed into a third vehicle.
“Kuhn’s son, Qadan Trievel, was killed when Kuhn’s Jeep SUV blew through a red light, struck another vehicle on Route 13 and rolled over,” according to a statement from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. “The unbelted toddler was ejected onto the roadway, fatally fracturing his skull.”
No other injuries
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