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‘Killer Couples’ to feature Abilene duo convicted of killing police officer Don Allen

The murder of an Abilene police officer by a husband and wife will be featured on the television show “Killer Couples.”

The Oxygen Network will broadcast the episode about Phillip and Violet Walter at 8 p.m. Monday. 

In October 2016, the Walters were convicted of murder in the death of Don Allen during a trial in Baird, the county seat of Callahan County. The officer’s bound body was found in the master bedroom of his house in Clyde on Aug. 31, 2015. 

Both were determined to have tied up the off-duty officer before choking him to death. They took items, including Allen’s police belt, gun and radio, and fled, according to courtroom testimony. 

The Walters each were sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Reporter-News education reporter Timothy Chipp, who covered the trial, was interviewed for the program by producers and might

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Florida Man With Distinct Face And Neck Tattoos Keeps Stealing Trucks And Cars, Police Say

A man with an array of face and neck tattoos just can’t stop stealing trucks, according to police.

Robert Hardister, 26, was arrested on Wednesday in Palatka, Florida after he allegedly stole a Chevy truck from a Tractor Depot, according to the Palatka Police Department. Officials later located that truck in another county. They found Hardister with a different stolen vehicle, one from Okeechobee, Florida. Police handcuffed the tatted-up man and charged him with burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle. He’s being held on a $7,000 bond.

This isn’t the first time Hardister — whose facial tattoos include teardrops, stars, x’s over his lips and tattoos of extra teeth — has been caught allegedly trying to steal vehicles. He’s been arrested at least three times over the past two years for grand theft auto. Police arrested him in November 2017 after he allegedly attempted to steal a 2005 Hyundai from

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Mom Stabbed 6-Year-Old Son Repeatedly And Said He ‘Deserved It,’ Police Say

An Oregon mom who admitted to stabbing her 6-year-old son repeatedly said he “deserved it,” police said.

Nemoria Lynn Villagomez, 34, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and criminal mistreatment Saturday, according to KPTV in Portland.

Villagomez admitted the stabbing to detectives and said her son had it coming, according to an affidavit released Tuesday.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, the boy, who has bleeding and had visible stab wounds, went to a neighbor’s house for help and left a trail of blood along the way, the affidavit said. He had cuts on his face and a deep laceration to his chin. He told the neighbor that his mom had tried to kill him.

The boy suffered at least six stab wounds all over his body, according to The News Guard in Lincoln City.

When officers arrived at Villagomez’s residence, no one answered the door, so they forced their way in.

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Video Of New Jersey Police Officers Punching Woman On Beach Sparks Investigation

Police in Wildwood, New Jersey are investigating officers seen apparently punching a woman on a beach Saturday in a video that went viral.

The involved officers have been re-assigned to administrative duty while the investigation is conducted, Wildwood Police said Sunday.

“Chief [Robert] Regalbuto stated that while he finds this video to be alarming, he does not want to rush to any judgment until having the final results of the investigation,” police said.

That video appears to show two officers wrestling a young woman to the ground and punching her in the head on a beach in Wildwood. People can be heard shouting at the woman to stop resisting. A woman who was sleeping on the beach woke up to the disturbance, recorded it on her phone and posted it on Twitter:

The arrested woman was identified as Emily Weinman, 20, of Philadelphia. She has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a

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Man Put ‘Copyright’ And Watermarks On His Homemade Child Porn, Police Say

He wanted credit for his work. Now that could land him in prison.

A Virginia man was arrested in connection with two child pornography investigations after he watermarked his sick footage with his usernames and the word “copyright,” police said.

Dashawn Webster, 22, was arrested May 18 for one investigation led by Interpol and another led by Homeland Security investigators in Boston. 

In one case, Webster is accused of molesting a 2-year-old boy in 2016 and then posting the images of that crime online, The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk reported. Investigators had found a thumb drive while investigating a different child porn suspect. It included 15 images of the victim with the watermark that led to Webster, according to WTKR in Norfolk.

Police said Webster confessed to making the child porn when they arrested him.  In another case, police allegedly discovered five videos of a man engaging in sex acts with a male child, The

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Milwaukee Police Release Sterling Brown Arrest Video And Apologize For His Treatment

Milwaukee’s police chief apologized and said his officers “acted inappropriately” when they used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks star Sterling Brown. The department also released body cam footage of the incident from January.

“During the encounter, Mr. Brown was decentralized, Tased and arrested,” Alfonso Morales, the police chief, said at a press conference Wednesday.

“Our department conducted an investigation into the incident, which revealed members acted inappropriately, and those members were recently disciplined.”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identified the officer who confronted Brown as Joseph Grams, a former soldier, and said he was suspended for two days. At least two other officers were suspended, one for 10 days and another for 15. 

The incident happened around 2 a.m. on January 26 in a mostly empty Walgreens parking lot. Brown left his Mercedes idling across parking lanes while he was in the store, the video released Wednesday shows. 

When Brown exits the Walgreens, he

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Dramatic Footage Captures Shootout Between Police And Gunman At Trump Resort

Miami cops have released dramatic video of Friday’s firefight between police and a gunman at the Trump National Doral Golf Club.

In the video, an officer is seen taking up a firing position with his sidearm drawn outside the club. As gunshots ring out, the officer makes his way upstairs and into the marble-lined lobby of the resort.

As the officer moves, the video captures his police radio advising, “Active shooter. We have shots fired. Do we have any subject information?”

Meanwhile, inside the lobby, shots continue to be ring out and the officer meets up with other police officers carrying automatic rifles.The group then slowly makes its way up another flight of stairs, to a upper floor.

Out of the camera’s sight, the alleged gunman, Jonathan Oddi (pictured below), was shot by police in the leg. He survived, and was transported to a hospital for treatment. 

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Bronx Man Stabs Pregnant Fiancée And Steals Her Phone So She Can’t Get Help, Police Say

A Bronx man allegedly stabbed his pregnant Army veteran fiancée and stole her phone so she couldn’t get help, leading to the unborn child’s death.

Oscar Alvarez, 30, was arrested a few hours after the Tuesday attack and charged with murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the New York Post.

The fiancée, 30-year-old Liv Abreu, was around 20 weeks pregnant. The former Army Airborne parachutist survived the stabbing but her child did not.

The couple got into an argument in their third-floor apartment around midnight Tuesday, and Alvarez allegedly stabbed Abreu many times in the chest and also the side, according to the New York Daily News.

He didn’t get help for her but instead cleaned himself up for about an hour, changing into new clothes. Then he left, taking her cell phone and car keys with him.

Abreu crawled to a neighbor’s house for help. She was transported

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Cops Seek Police Officer’s Wife’s Facebook Messages In Connection With Slain Teacher

Investigators want to comb through a local police officer’s wife’s Facebook messages in the case of a slain Pennsylvania teacher, according to reports.

Rachael DelTondo, 33, was shot to death in her mother’s driveway in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day after her friend Lauren Watkins dropped her off.  The pair were returning from a trip to get ice cream. DelTondo (pictured below) had been suspended from her job after an alleged affair with a student, according to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.

Now, the station is reporting that investigators have executed a search warrant on Lauren Watkins’ mom, Stephanie Watkins, the wife of Aliquippa Police Sergeant Kenneth Watkins. The warrant is for Stephanie Watkins’ private Facebook messages. Lauren Watkins told police that she did not hear any gunshots or see anything suspicious, the station reported.

Aliquippa Police Sergeant Kenneth Watkins, who was spotted arguing with other police officers at the scene of the crime,

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Casey Anthony: Breaking Down Her Statements To Police | Crime …

During episode 2 of Oxygen’s limited series “The Case of: Caylee Anthony,” forensic linguist James Fitzgerald analyzed video footage of Casey Anthony following her arrest for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Casey was acquitted on charges of both first-degree murder and manslaughter.

Along with former FBI supervisory special agent Jim Clemente and former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards, Fitzgerald examined Casey’s behavior to see how she reacted to the charges brought against her.

The surveillance video from the sheriff’s office captures Casey chatting with officers while she waits for her defense attorney Jose Baez to arrive to the station.

While discussing the case’s media exposure with Casey, FBI agent Scott Bolin tells her that without the media “we don’t find a quarter of the kids …”

“Oh, I agree, it helps,” Casey said. “The exposure has helped bring in so many tips for my daughter.”

Richards observed that though

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