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Police arrest man in Berkeley stabbing of woman in her 70s
The man suspected of stabbing an elderly woman in Berkeley this week has been arrested in Pinole. Mark Edward Jekabson, 42, was apprehended Wednesday afternoon in Pinole’s Fernandez Park by members of the police force in the small Contra Costa County city. They were responding to a call reporting a man with medical issues, Lt. Matt Avery said Thursday.There was no effort to resist by Jekabson, who was identified by Berkeley police as wanted for murder because of an incident early Tuesday morning on the 1500 block of Edith Street.
DETROIT – The mayor of the Michigan city where a high school student was fatally stabbed said on Facebook on Wednesday that the"had apparently posted on social media what she planned on doing to her good friend."
On Facebook, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts wrote, "I spoke with a friend of the family and she stated the older girl had apparently posted on social media what she planned on doing to her good friend." The mayor's post did not specifically identify the parties or the type of social media that was supposedly used. "Someone on social media may have seen this and could have prevented this had they told someone."
Cops: Dispute about boy may have led to fatal stabbing at Michigan high school
They were straight-A students and onetime friends, police said, but a dispute involving a boy may have led one girl to stab another girl to death in a Warren classroom Wednesday.WARREN, Mich. – They were straight-A students and onetime friends, police said, but a dispute involving a boy may have led one girl to stab another girl to death in a Warren classroom Wednesday.
Danyna Gibson, 16, of Warren died Wednesday morning less than an hour after she was stabbed twice in the chest with a kitchen-style knife at Fitzgerald High School, police and school authorities said. The school district identified the victim as Gibson.
The suspect, a 17-year-old girl, also from Warren, continued to be held at the Warren police lockup Thursday. Charges and an arraignment could come Friday, Police Commissioner William Dwyer said.
Dwyer said he was reserving comment regarding Fouts' Facebook post, including the social media details, because of the pending investigation.
Fouts, on Facebook, called the attack "a very heart wrenching tragedy" that led to an "unthinkable death by stabbing in a morning classroom." Fouts is a retired high school government teacher in Warren Consolidated Schools.
Connecticut man collapses in court, says 'I'm a good soul' despite accusation of high school student's murder
Chaos ensued in a Connecticut courtroom when a brawl broke out during an arraignment and an 18-year-old accused of fatally stabbing a teen collapsed while yelling: “I’m a good soul.” Shyhiem Adams made his initial court appearance Tuesday in Enfield, Conn., and was charged with manslaughter in the death of Justin Brady. The 16-year-old Enfield high school student died after Adams allegedly stabbed him several times on a front lawn during a fight early Monday.Adams’ arraignment quickly became unruly as about 40 attendees, including Adams’ family, sat in the courtroom. Several people reportedly yelled obscenities at Adams.
"The older girl let her anger get in the way of good judgment," according to his Facebook post.
Fouts added: "I hope an effort will be made at Fitzgerald HS and other schools to encourage young people to say something if they have knowledge of a potential dangerous conflict."
Fouts in a phone interview Thursday said the person he talked to was a friend of the victim's family who indicated there were comments on social media of the suspect being angry and going after the victim. He didn't know whether the comments included that she was going to kill her. He also didn't know where the comments were posted.
He said the suspect skipped her own class and went to the victim's classroom. "It happened so fast, the students couldn't do anything," he said.
Girl, 17, charged with first-degree murder in Warren school stabbing
Tanaya Lewis, 17, accused of fatally stabbing 16-year-old classmate at Fitzgerald High School was supposedly smiling and laughing, detective said.Load Error
Fouts said he would like to see a campaign with signs in the school something like "If you see something, say something" in an effort for folks to tell a teacher or counselor if they see something on Facebook or social media.
"Everybody has to be part of the village and be a part – the brother's and sister's keeper," he said.
Fouts said the friend of the victim's family said the family "is devastated" and that both families are devastated and in a state of shock.
He said in his post that his heart goes out to the parents of the victim and of the suspect "who now must face a charge of murder!"
"Despite this tragedy Fitzgerald HS is a good school and produces great students. I have been to many events at Fitzgerald and have always found it to be a community oriented school," Fouts said in his Facebook post. "Please say something to prevent the unthinkable! See something, say something!"
Germany: Iraqi suspect in Chemnitz stabbing released
The 22-year-old was detained along with another immigrant on suspicion of stabbing to death a German man in Chemnitz. The suspect's lawyer has threatened legal action against those responsible for the unjustified arrest. His client spent three weeks in detention as the potential case against him was investigated.The lawyer for a second suspect, A Syrian man, who has also been taken into custody in the case, has also filed for the release of his client. It's not clear yet when his case would be heard.Police are searching for a third suspect in the case.
Dwyer said a teacher and 20 to 30 other students were in the classroom when the stabbing occurred Wednesday morning.
He said the victim died at a hospital. She was, at one point, friends with the suspect, he said. They were both seniors at the school and straight-A students, Dwyer said.
Dwyer said the victim was involved in school activities, including cross-country, robotics, color guard, marching band, student council and Generation of Promise.
Dwyer said Wednesday that the suspect was upset with the victim because she thought the victim was telling the suspect's 17-year-old boyfriend that the suspect was cheating on him.
Dwyer said there were texts between the suspect and her boyfriend, but he declined to comment further on them. He said police received information later Wednesday that the suspect and boyfriend drove to school together to resolve their differences Wednesday morning.
He said the male student is cooperating with police. He said the suspect made an admission, but he would not release further details.
Dwyer said a knife, which is believed to have been brought to school in a backpack, was recovered.
On Thursday, Dwyer the school resource officer who began CPR on the victim after hearing screams is not interested in talking with the media at this time. However, he said, the school resource officer does plan to return to the school.
School officials said in a Facebook post Wednesday that they were working with police and conducting an internal school review of the incident in which it would review safety procedures and protocols.
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