Monthly Archives January 2017

San Diego Man Killed it Hit and Run Accident

A man in San Diego was killed last week when another driver hit him as he got out of his car. The driver dragged the victim around 20-40 feet before he fled the scene without stopping. The accident happened around 7 A.M in the morning but recent reports say that they believe alcohol still could have been a factor. The victim was getting a jacket out of his car when the suspect lost control of their car and crossed over the center median. The only real information the police had was from a witness who said that the car was
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Prison Recommended for Rapist Steven Gordon

On December 21, 2016, a jury recommended the death penalty for a California man convicted the week before for abducting, sexually assaulting, and killing four women over a six-month period. CBS News reported that Steven Dean Gordon will be sentenced in February 2017, and that the crimes subject him to special circumstances sentencing under California law. A judge will make the final determination on whether will face capital punishment for his crimes, based upon the jury’s recommendation.  A Confession from the Defendant: Gordon was arrested after an investigation revealed his connection to crimes committed over 2012 and 2013. All of
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Court Reinstates Conviction for Kennedy Relative

Michael Skakel, the 56-year-old nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, could be headed back to prison after a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling released December 30, 2016. As CNN reported, Skakel had been in prison from 2002 through 2013 for the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley, his 15-year-old neighbor. The recent court decision reinstated his murder conviction, adding another chapter to a strange saga that’s stretched over several decades.  The Moxley Murder: On October 31, 1975, the beaten body of Martha Moxley was discovered under a tree in her family’s yard in an upscale Connecticut neighborhood. She was last seen the
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Juveniles May Face Prison for Wildfire Deaths

The devastation resulting from wildfires that have created havoc near Gatlinburg, Tennessee over November and December 2016 is astounding. So far, there have been 14 deaths and approximately 175 injured; property damage includes the destruction of 2,400 homes, commercial buildings, and other structures. According to CNN, early estimates put the toll at more than $500 million and that number could rise as authorities continue to assess the massive swath of scorched landscape. From the beginning, officials have pointed to arson as the cause of the wildfires. Based on their investigation, two juveniles are currently being held at a Sevier County
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Vandal Changes Iconic Hollywood Sign to Read “Hollyweed”

A prankster changed the world-famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles over the New Year’s holiday weekend, perhaps in a show of support for California’s new law on recreational use of marijuana. According to a CNN report, two letters were altered so that the sign would read “Hollyweed,” sometime early on Sunday, January 2, 2017. The incident is being called a crime of vandalism, and charges may apply if the perpetrator is caught. Minor Damage to the Sign: Authorities say the vandal – most likely a man – used darkly colored tarps to change the two O’s in the sign into
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