A nearly 7-year-old cold case is coming to resolution after the Nebraska Attorney General announced an arrest in a missing persons investigation at Peru State College, the Associated Press reported.
Joshua Keadle, 36, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tyler “Ty” Thomas, who was a 19-year-old freshman when she disappeared after leaving a campus party in late 2010.
Authorities said that Keadle, another student at the school, admitted that he had had sex with Thomas in his car that night, and that Thomas threatened to report that he had raped her.
In the weeks before Thomas’s disappearance, administrators discussed disciplining Keadle for reportedly sexual harassing women who lived near him in a co-ed dormitory on campus.
Thomas was declared dead by the state in 2013, though her remains were never found. Authorities would not say whether this recent arrest was prompted by the discovery of her body or any additional
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Texts have emerged in the case of the Utah teen who allegedly helping a 16-year-old girl commit suicide.
Tyerell Przybycien, 18, texted a friend, expressing giddiness to watch somebody die, prosecutors allege.
“It be awesome,” he wrote, according to Inside Edition. “Be like getting away with murder.”
Turns out Przybycien will actually be tried with murder. He has been charged with murder and failure to report a dead body. On Tuesday, a judge made a ruling that he will stand trial for Jchandra Brown’s death, stating that it is “reasonable to infer” that Przybycine intended to cause Brown’s death and that she would not have died without his help.
“Because the probable cause standard at preliminary hearings is low, and because all reasonable inferences are viewed in a light most favorable to the State, the Court finds there is reasonable belief that [Przybycien’s] conduct meets the elements of murder,” Judge James Brady said
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Police released the horrifying 911 audio from a Georgia mother who investigators claim placed her two young boys in the oven and turned it on, resulting in them roasting to death, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Lamora Williams, who is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of her 1- and 2-year-old boys, can be heard in the recording telling the dispatcher that she doesn’t want to go to jail and that she is not to blame for the boys’ deaths.
In the call, placed at about 11:30 pm on Friday, Williams, 24, says that she left her three sons with a cousin who then left the children alone at an Atlanta apartment.
“This is so serious; I’m so scared,” Williams says. “I don’t want to get locked up because I was at work.”
She later repeats herself.
“This is not my fault; I just came home from work,” she says.
Police said that
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A District Attorney said Tuesday Quinton Tellis will be retried in Mississippi for the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, who was set on fire, before going to Louisiana to face additional charges.
Tellis is facing life in prison for Chambers’ death, but a hung jury in Batesville, Mississippi put his fate into the hands of a whole new trial and set of jurors on Monday. Not only will he face a new round of Mississippi jurors, but he could also be facing a trial in Louisiana.
The same year Chambers was killed, another young woman, University of Louisiana student Ming-Chen Hsiao, was stabbed in her apartment. Tellis is being charged with her murder, but his defense attorneys said they won’t know what’s next for Tellis at the time the Chambers trial concluded Monday.
“The best thing I know is that he is not indicted in that area and we don’t know anything about
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The Oklahoma man accused of abducting and sexually abusing his tween stepdaughter and fathering nine children with her says, “99 percent [of the charges] are lies.”
FOX23 caught up with 62-year-old Henry Piette as he appeared in court in Wagoner, Oklahoma after being extradited from Mexico where he was arrested. Piette is accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter Rosalynn McGinnis, before later abducting her and taking her to Mexico, where he fathered nine children with her.
McGinnis, now 33, says the abuse began when Piette was married to her mother, whom he frequently beat. After raping her, he had his teenage son “marry” them. “He said since he had already touched me, he needed to marry me or it was a sin,” McGinnis told People magazine. Despite her mother’s attempts to get away from him, he repeatedly tracked them down. When McGinnis was
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Isauro Aguirre, a Los Angeles resident, has been accused of killing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son. The reported motive: Aguirre though the child might be gay. He is currently being charged with murder with a special circumstance of torture.
According to WREG, Aguirre admits to causing injuries on Gabriel Fernandez’s body. Aguirre claims his motive was that the child told his mother to leave her relationship. The mother, Pearl Fernandez, also faces charges.
The two are accused of a list of indignities suffered upon the boy: They are said to have beat Gabriel, bit him, burned him with cigarettes, whipped him, shot him with a B.B. gun, starved him, fed him cat litter, and kept him gagged and bound in a small cubby. He was found on May 22, 2013 after a call was made to first responders. Gabriel died from injuries two days later.
“They didn’t call 911 to help Gabriel. They called 911 to
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Forty years after failing to report for duty, an Air Force deserter was found living under an assumed name in Florida.
Sixty-four-year-old Jeffrey Michels was arrested October 12 by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and charged with military desertion before being handed over to the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations, according to the Miami Herald. Police say under the alias Jeffrey Lantz he opened a construction business and raised a family.
Michels was born in East Liverpool, Ohio and was 24 when he went missing from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on July 6, 1977. That was the last anyone who knew him under that name ever heard from him presumably.
Though it’s currently unknown when he made his way to Florida and assumed the surname Lantz, he used it in 1998 to obtain a license for his construction business, the Atlantic Development Corporation. He later bought
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A married California teacher is being investigated after allegedly being seen in a Snapchat video with two shirtless minors.
Thirty-two-year-old Samantha Lee Ciotta was reportedly partying with minors while dressed in “a shirt and panties” and drinking alcohol, per NY Daily News. The teacher is already accused of having sex with an underage student and could face added felony charges.
On September 20, Ciotta was arrested and charged with unlawful sex and oral copulation with a minor. She was then released from police custody after posting $150,000 bail.
As Patch reports, a student at Beaumont High School—Ciotta is an English teacher there—shared the incident on Snapchat. When asked if that was “Mrs. Ciotta” in the clip by another, the student apparently said, “Yes … Bro, I’m gettin’ in deep … been f—— (Ciotta) and getting threesomes for the past couple weeks (at her house).”
Apparently, the other student involved admitted that there was additional
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A new autopsy report, released Tuesday morning, reveals that the aspiring pastor who allegedly killed his wife while high on cough syrup stabbed her 123 times times.
Matthew James Phelps, 28, called police and confusedly confessed to murdering his wife, later saying he was under the influence of cough syrup. After giving his name, address and phone number, he said, “I think I killed my ..,” before trailing off, according to the Raleigh News Observer.
Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, was found fatally stabbed at the townhouse where they both lived. She was covered in blood and found in a fetal position. The two had been married less than a year.
“I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” Matthew told police. “There’s blood all over me, and there’s a bloody knife on the bed. I think I did it.”
He has since
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There have been new developments in the investigation into the death of a 6-year-old-boy whose body was found in a Seattle area dumpster Tuesday. The child, Dayvid Pakko, was reported missing just a day earlier.
Police are now saying that Pakko was drowned in a bathtub by his 19-year-old relative, according to the Seattle Times. The name of the male relative has not been released to the public. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office did confirm that he has been arrested.
“There is evidence that the boy was a victim of homicide,” a spokesperson from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office told the Seattle Times.
According to KIRO-7, the relative admitted to drowning the child in a bathtub, putting him in a cardboard box, and putting that box in a dumpster.
The suspect allegedly filled a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning Pakko. Then, he lured the boy to the bathroom,
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