Shortly after Christmas, four bodies were discovered in the basement of a Troy, New York building. Police had originally withheld details of the murder, but slowly began releasing information about the deceased, who appeared to be a mother, her partner, and her two children. Police have since stressed the brutality of the killings. Now, according to People, two have been arrested in connection with the violent slaying.
James White, 38, Justin Mann, 24, have been apprehended by police. The two are from the nearby town of Schenectady and were charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder. They were both arraigned in Troy City Court and are being held in the Rensselaer County Jail. It is not currently known how they will plead to the crime.
The victims names are Shanta Myers, 36, Brandi Mells, 22, Shanise Myers, 5, and Jeremiah Myers, 11.
“The outstanding work of the Troy Police Detectives with the
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A male nurse in Pennsylvania has admitted to secretly taping female patients while they undressed. According to People, 45-year-old James Close has pled guilty to 48 charges including three dozen charges of invasion of privacy.
The former Penn Medicine nurse secretly recorded female patients, including a 17-year-old, while at the Bucks County dermatology office.
“I think it is a step toward closure,” said Robert J. Mongeluzzi, a lawyer for three of the victims, on Friday. “Obviously, there was a system failure in how an institution could have put a male nurse in a situation with females unsupervised.”
Close was charged in February. The teen patient discovered Close’s phone on the floor as she was in a private light-therapy booth. On the screen, she saw the reflection of her naked body.
When authorities took his iPhone, they found 18 videos of seven other female patients between the ages of 20 and 70.
Close’s sentencing has been deferred pending a sex-offender evaluation. His lawyer says
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A female hunter is dead by apparent suicide amid claims that she was bullied by animal rights activists online. According to RT, Melania Capitan was found dead at a farm in Huesca, Spain on Wednesday. The 27-year-old reportedly shot herself with a rifle and left a suicide note.
Capitan shared her love of hunting online with thousands of Instagram and Facebook followers. She had nearly 40,000 Facebook fans. Crime Online shares the young woman would sometimes post trophy photos of her kills, such as dead deer. With such a controversial lifestyle, RT explains that Capitan was reportedly flooded with messages and threats by those who were against hunting.
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Despite her controversial posts, according to El Mundo, a close friend says that the cyber bullying was not the reason that Capitan killed herself. The person reportedly cited “personal problems.”
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If there is one constant to crime in the digital age, it is the stupidity of wrongdoers who post their every move to social media, oblivious to the all-seeing eye of law enforcement. Police outside Pittsburgh recently caught up with a woman wanted for a series of violent crimes, after seeing her Snapchat posts from an afternoon out at an area amusement park.
19-year-old Kimberly Dolan of Munhall, Pennsylvania has a history of violent criminal behavior. In January of last year she was arrested after an altercation at a gas station, where she allegedly struck one woman before running over another woman with her Jeep. According to the criminal complaint, cited by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dolan allegedly told police “I could hear her under my car. It sounded like she was stuck under there.”
On May 7, police reportedly say she again exploded into violence, viciously beating a woman who
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