Crime Murdered 7-Year-Old Boy with Special Needs Was Found Naked, Sustained ‘Multiple Injuries’: Report
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Law enforcement authorities on Tuesday revealed more details about the tragic death of 7-year-old Liam Husted, who authorities believe was murdered by his mother, 35-year-old Samantha Moreno Rodriguez. A newly released arrest warrant said that the young boy was found naked approximately eight feet off a hiking trail having sustained “multiple injuries,” several. The cause of the child’s death has still not been determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
by Law&Crime, a group of hikers on the Mountain Springs Trailhead near Las Vegas found Liam’s body at approximately 7:45 a.m. on May 28. Authorities were unable to identify the remains for days, during which the boy became known as . The FBI subsequently released an artist’s rendering of the boy—prepared by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children—and offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to his name or the person responsible for his death.
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple have been arrested for a road rage shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy last month on a freeway, authorities said Monday just hours after the child's burial. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were detained Sunday outside a home in Costa Mesa south of Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Don Goodbrand said at an afternoon news conference. A gun and a car believed to have been used in the killing were found elsewhere, he said, but declined to provide details of the investigation or arrest.The CHP initially announced the arrests on Sunday.
UPDATE: “Like everyone, I cannot understand how she could do so,” Nicholas Husted, father of Liam Husted, 7yo special-needs boy allegedly killed by his mother, says in statement to. Candlelight vigil tonight. Samantha Rodriguez arrested by . investigating
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According to a report from local CBS-affiliate KLAS, Liam’s father, Nicholas Husted, contacted the police on June 1 tothat Rodriguez had taken the child eight days earlier, but he said he chose not to file an abduction report because he didn’t want her to get in legal trouble. The father then gave investigators access to email accounts belonging to him and Rodriguez which showed that she had made a reservation at a Denver-area hotel where she was arrested last week.
Liam Husted: A concerned father, a police sketch and DNA helped police identify a boy found dead on a Nevada trail
For nearly two weeks, police in Las Vegas released images and offered rewards for information that would identify a child who had been found dead on a desert trail. © Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Police released a photo of Liam Husted's mother, Samantha Moreno Rodriguez. © Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP Authorities have identified a child found near a Las Vegas trail as 7-year-old Liam Husted, from San Jose, California. Sketches of Husted had been released while authorities attempted to identify the boy.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesdaythat Rodriguez in May told one of her friends that Nicholas Husted was taking her and Liam on a trip to Las Vegas that was supposed to last from May 18 until May 23. Instead, Rodriguez reportedly took Liam from their home in San Jose on May 24. Court documents said that Rodriguez left her cell phone at the home and left Liam’s father a voicemail saying, “I’m sorry, I had to do this.” She also said she was “going to try to get a house for Liam and I” and said the two “can talk about this in the future.”
Lt. Ray Spencer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had previously said there was “nothing suspicious” about Rodriguez’s voicemail, noting that the couple had been having relationship difficulties for approximately two years.
It wasn’t until Rodriguez’s friend—the one who Rodriguez told about going to Las Vegas—on June 4, saw coverage about “Little Zion” on television and contacted the police in San Jose that the department began working with authorities in Las Vegas.
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On June 5, detectives flew to San Jose and matched DNA obtained from “Little Zion” to samples taken from a hoodie and pillow belonging to Liam.
Liam’s grandfather said in a statement after his grandson was found dead that the boy was a “happy, sweet, innocent” special needs child.
“We are devastated. Liam was a happy, sweet, innocent child who adored his father. It is a complete tragedy,” Chris Husted. “Liam was a special needs child, at a disadvantage and dependent on others kindness. Unfortunately his mother took that away.”
The court documents further stated that Rodriguez and Liam both checked into a Las Vegas hotel one day before the boy’s body was found in the desert.
Rodriguez is scheduled to appear in court in Colorado on Thursday as officials work on having her extradited to Nevada to formally face charges for Liam’s death.
“The short-term goal is to get her back to Nevada so she can face charges,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told the Review-Journal on Monday. “We believe there is sufficient evidence to bring charges against her for open murder, and we want to proceed against her on the charge.”
Best fishing gifts for Father's Day
Fit for veteran fishmen and beginners alike, these Father’s Day gifts will come in handy for the next catch.Father’s Day is almost here — this year, the holiday arrives on June 20 — and you might be searching for a gift for your hard-to-shop-for dad. If your dad likes to spend his time in the great outdoors — whether that’s grilling for a backyard barbecue or hiking along hills — it can be even harder to know what to get him. If fishing is one of his favorite activities to do on his days off, you can add rods, reels and more to his fishing collection — he’s sure to appreciate them on his next waterside adventure.
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“Let me tell you about my son Liam Nicholas Husted,” the grieving father wrote. “This stud always had a smile on his face, and he was always ready for an adventure. He was quick and witty and knew exactly how to get what he wanted, he was funny, he had style and so much charisma. He always made his presence known and he was so handsome. Sure he could be a handful at times but he was worth every bit of it and more.”
“I always knew he was a star,” he added.
[image via Las Vegas Metro PD]
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Egyptian intelligence chief to face questioning over alleged involvement in Khashoggi killing .
A human rights group is calling on members of Congress to interrogate the chief of Egyptian intelligence on Tuesday about a Yahoo News report that a Saudi plane carrying a team of assassins stopped in Cairo in October 2018 to pick up illicit drugs that were used to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “The reports that have emerged that Egyptian authorities provided the killer drugs that were used to execute Jamal Khashoggi are shocking,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), a group that Khashoggi founded in the last year of his life. “There needs to be a congressional investigation.