Crime Florida mom charged with the murder of son with autism
2 men, 2 teens arrested after being accused in deadly shooting of man in Northeast D.C.
Metropolitan Police announced Thursday that a teenager is now the fourth person arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a man on April 29 in Northeast Washington. Investigators report Thursday that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed (felony murder) in connection to the killing of 26-year-old Devonte Speight. On April 29, police arrested a 24-year-old man from Laurel, Maryland, a 24-year-old man from Southeast Washington, and a 16-year-old boy from Southeast Washington. Authorities charged all three individuals with first-degree murder while armed (felony murder).
A Florida mother, who reported to police that her son with autism was abducted by two black men, was charged with the child's murder, police said.
Patricia Ripley told police that when she was driving on SW 88th Street on Thursday evening, she noticed she was being followed by an unknown car.
Ripley, 47, said the driver of the unknown car attempted to side swipe her car and forced her to turn onto SW 158th Avenue, police said.
Ripley's 9-year-old son Alejandro Ripley was in the car at the time, she told police.
N.J. man charged with murder after woman’s body found on river bank
Police charged a Bridgeton man with murder and desecration of human remains after pulling a city woman’s body from a nearby river bank Friday morning, police said. At around 8 a.m. Friday, Bridgeton Police responded to a 911 tip on the 100 block of Grove Street and surveyed the area, including behind the commercial properties that line the river, Bridgeton Police said in a statement posted on Facebook. It was on the Cohansey River bank where police discovered the body of a 37-year-old local woman, according to the statement.
Ripley said after she made the turn she was blocked in as the passenger of the unknown car "ambushed her" and demanded drugs, according to the Miami-Dade County police report.
"After stating she didn't have any drugs, he then stole her cellular phone and abducted her son, fleeing southbound in the unknown vehicle," according to the police report.
Patricia Ripley described the alleged abductors as two black men.
An Amber Alert went out and hours later, was canceled when Alejandro Ripley was found dead in a golf course waterway, police said.
Patricia Ripley was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with premeditated murder.
Police, along with Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle are expected to hold a press conference on Saturday.
If convicted, Patricia Ripley faces a death sentence or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Off-duty NYPD officer charged with murder in friend's death .
An off-duty New York City police officer was charged Thursday with murder in the shooting death of a longtime friend on Long Island. © Raymond Boyd/Getty Images NEW YORK - APRIL 15: A New York City police SUV with two NYPD counter terrorism officers sits on Broadway in New York, New York on April 15, 2016. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) The state attorney general's office charged officer Errick Allen after investigating the May 12 shooting under its authority to review killings of unarmed civilians by law enforcement officers.Allen is expected to be arraigned Thursday.