Shooting suspect's brother pleads no contest to trespassing
The brother of the suspected Florida high school gunman has pleaded no contest to a trespassing charge and was sentenced to time served and six months of probation. Circuit Judge Melinda Kirsch Brown also ordered Zachary Cruz, 18, to enroll in therapy, wear an ankle monitor and said he cannot possess firearms or ammunition. The judge also said Cruz must be tested to make sure he isn't consuming drugs or alcohol and must stay at least 1 mile from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during probation. He can never visit the school again and must not contact any victims or their families.
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Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed an indictment against a man charged in connection with last summer's drive-by shooting death of 4-year-old De-Earlvion Whitley.
Tramone Mykel Anderson, 25, was one of three men jailed in connection with the July 19, 2017, shooting, which investigators believe targeted the boy’s father in retaliation for an earlier drive-by that was part of escalating violence on the East Side.
NH man linked to death of relatives faces judge
A Vermont man accused by family members of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother in an attempt to collect inheritance money faced a judge but offered few clues behind the deaths or his possible role in them. Nathan Carman, who represented himself after firing his attorneys, appeared composed Tuesday in a brown suit. He ignored repeated questions from reporters after the hearing.Lawyers for the family were hoping to compel Carman to provide information about firearms and financial documents.
Ugandan schoolboy Tumusiime Henry was 15 when he was accused of murder the first time. While he waited almost two years for the trial to begin he was accused of a second murder. The hope was that Henry, always top of his class, would be the first in the family to go to university.
- Police found inconsistencies in the story of a Fort Collins woman who claimed she was raped soon after she reported the crime, according to a police "There are some things that aren’t exactly clear to me and might not be exactly true," Bennett told the investigator. "But did he violently rape me, yes."
Anderson was not charged with murder, but was indicted on a charge of being a felon with a gun. He proclaimed his innocence from the day federal agents arrested him in August.
Without listing a reason, U.S. Attorney John Bash and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Wannarka filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the indictment against Anderson, and U.S. District Judge Fred Biery signed an order granting the request.
According to one of Anderson’s lawyers, Tom McHugh, the government acknowledged Anderson was misidentified as an alleged driver or participant in the Whitley shooting. McHugh said prosecutors “did the right thing” by dropping the charge upon learning of the mistake.
A retired federal prosecutor, McHugh said his client had “a smile as broad as his shoulders” when he was told the indictment was dismissed. McHugh said he and co-counsel Chris Griffith are working for the release of Anderson, whose bond on an unrelated state case was revoked when he was arrested on the federal charge.
Man charged in three Baltimore murders goes free after being cleared for the third time
A Pennsylvania man charged with three separate murders in Baltimore is going free after being cleared for the third time. Dennis Diggs, 19, was cleared by a city jury late Tuesday for the October 2016 fatal shooting of Jamie Christian.
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Willie Earl Green walked out of a California courtroom as a free man Thursday after serving nearly Watch Green embrace his wife as a free man ». Green had been serving 33 years to life for the "I would never ponder harming anyone, let alone kill a human being, after spending my early life fighting
McHugh commended them “for being open to the notion of possible innocence, for always listening and for never being satisfied, for continuing to test their evidence and their theories, and above all, for recognizing that justice is not some obscure law school concept but is an ideal and a goal which has application and should be embraced by anyone who walks the halls of courthouses everywhere.
“Poignant indeed, this result and positive outcome occurred on the 50th anniversary, plus one day, of the death of Martin Luther King Jr.,” McHugh added.
Federal court records said that federal agents initially identified Anderson as a suspect while looking into the alleged drug dealings of Charles Lee Bethany, 36, who remains charged in connection to the Whitley shooting, along with John Lee Chatman, 35.
Jailhouse informant: Alleged Kissimmee cop killer said they 'deserved it'
The man accused of killing two Kissimmee police officers last year admitted to a jailhouse informant that he shot them, and they "got what they deserved," an affidavit said. The informant, Charles Brown, 49, said he and Everett Miller grew up near each other and were in neighboring cells at the Osceola County Jail.
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Bethany and Chatman also are not charged with murder, but with gun or drug charges in what court regulars call “holdover charges” meant to get someone off the streets as a matter is further investigated.
A federal task force helping target violent crime on the East Side made the arrests, and three months later — in November — also obtained indictments against nine suspected gang members alleged to have contributed to the bloodshed, including the boy’s father, Earl Whitley Jr. Federal court records said Bethany was believed to have been a target of a drive-by shooting about 4:30 p.m. on July 19, 2016, at Coliseum Meat Market in the 400 block of Spriggsdale — hours before the Whitley home in the 200 block of Hub Street was sprayed with bullets later that night.
“Certainly, these are important cases,” McHugh said. “People — innocent children — are being slaughtered on our streets. ...Understandably, there is a haste or urgency to stop it, to rid the streets of this insane violence, of its ugly perpetrators. And yes, our system of justice is far from perfect, yet it is far better than any other justice system yet devised.”
Guillermo Contreras is a San Antonio Express-News staff writer. Read more of his stories here. ||
Court rejects child killer's claim of planted evidence .
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected another appeal from Ivan Henk, the man convicted of killing his 4-year-old son in 2003, and leaving the boy's body in a Bellevue trash dumpster. Brendan Gonzalez's body was never found.