Crime Months After Shooting and Killing a Missouri Woman Who Tried to Help Her, Suspect Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder
Attorneys for Texas Cop Indicted on Second Murder Charge Slam DA for ‘Waging A War on Police Officers,’ Say Client ‘Will Be Exonerated’
Two Austin, Texas police officers have been indicted on murder charges. One is accused of murdering two men by pulling the trigger on two separate occasions. The post Attorneys for Texas Cop Indicted on Second Murder Charge Slam DA for ‘Waging A War on Police Officers,’ Say Client ‘Will Be Exonerated’ first appeared on Law & Crime.Two Austin, Texas police officers have been indicted on murder charges, Travis County court records indicate. Christopher Taylor and Karl Krycia were indicted Thursday; a warrant was returned as executed against the men on Friday, those records indicate.
A 26-year-old from Columbia, Missouri admitted she shot and killed a woman who tried to help her through the cold weather last February. Now she’s going to prison for the next 20 years.
Elizabeth Emily Dyeon Friday to second-degree murder in the Feb. 18 death of 33-year-old Maya “Nicki” Wootton. Wootton was shot on Feb. 15 and died three days later at a hospital. Reports Wootton tried to help Dye and Lucas Harper, 35, and offered them a place to stay during the “coldest week of last winter.” Dye, and living out of a car, responded to Wootton’s generosity by murdering her. According to Harper, Dye Wootton’s belongings — including a — after pulling the trigger.
Former ‘Pill Mill’ Doctor Sentenced to Years Behind Bars after Second-Degree Murder Conviction for Overprescribing Meds
A former Oklahoma doctor has been sentenced to spend years behind bars for overprescribing pills and causing to the death of at least one patient. The post Former ‘Pill Mill’ Doctor Sentenced to Years Behind Bars after Second-Degree Murder Conviction for Overprescribing Meds first appeared on Law & Crime.A former Oklahoma doctor has been sentenced to spend the next seven years behind bars for overprescribing pills and causing the death of a patient, Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR-TV reported on Friday.
Harperin August to tampering with evidence. He was not the triggerman, but he was accused of trying to hide Wootton’s body. Harper’s sentencing is expected to take place in October.
Dye, who was initially charged withand first-degree robbery.
565.020. First degree murder, penalty — person under eighteen years of age, penalty.
1. A person commits the offense of murder in the first degree if he or she knowingly causes the death of another person after deliberation upon the matter.
2. The offense of murder in the first degree is a class A felony, and, if a person is eighteen years of age or older at the time of the offense, the punishment shall be either death or imprisonment for life without eligibility for probation or parole, or release except by act of the governor. If a person has not reached his or her eighteenth birthday at the time of the commission of the offense, the punishment shall be as provided under section 565.033.
Florida shooting: A former marine killed 4 people, including a child. Here's what we know
Four people -- a man, an infant and the child's mother and grandmother -- all lost their lives early Sunday morning in what a Florida sheriff called an "active shooter rampage" carried about by a former marine. © Polk County Sheriff's Office/AP A photo from the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows the aftermath of a quintuple shooting outside Lakeland, Florida, on Sunday. The shooting took place at a property outside Lakeland, Florida, and escalated when the suspect, outfitted in body armor, engaged in a firefight with law enforcement before surrendering to authorities.
Instead of getting life without parole or the death penalty, Dye ended up pleading guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years.
Wootton’s family members said that their loved one struggled with alcohol and opioid addiction but earner a career certification and became a counselor. She is remembered for her love of animals and people, even complete strangers.
“Nothing about her tragic end matched Nicki’s spirit. She was bubbling over with life, light, and joy despite some dark times and difficult challenges,” the victim’s. “A proud graduate of Hickman High School and an Associate’s degree, Nicki focused her passion in life on helping people and animals. Given her own struggles with addiction, which she talked about with refreshing honesty, Nicki earned a career certification in peer support counseling. This was a perfect blend of all the things she excelled at: connecting with others, using her humor to put people at ease, listening with an open heart, and sharing her story with candor and grace.”
“Nicki was a warrior in every sense of the word,” the obituary continued. “She ran into a neighbor’s burning home once to try and save their cat. She saved numerous animals and a number of friends and strangers over the years.”
[Images via Boone County Sheriff’s Office and obit screengrab]
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Bob Stoops issues non-denial when asked about USC rumors .
USC is in the hunt for a new football coach, and Bob Stoops certainly isn’t doing anything to dispel rumors that he might be interested. © BRYAN TERRY via Imagn Content Services, LLC Bob Stoops wouldn't confirm or deny wanting the USC job. Stoops appeared on SiriusXM’s ESPNU Radio on Wednesday and was asked about chatter potentially linking him to the USC job. Stoops admitted he “can’t control rumors” and refused to respond to reports about whether he had been contacted or not. However, he went on to suggest that he would certainly be open to overtures.“I’m enjoying my opportunity to work with Fox.