Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo Found Not Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter in Shooting Deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams (VIDEO)
NOT GUILTY …
Cuyahoga County Judge John P. O’Donnell has reached the following verdict … 31 year old police officer Michael Brelo has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and a lesser charge of felonious assault in the shooting deaths of two unarmed passengers, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The shooting took place following the November 29, 2012 police chase. The not guilty verdict may have ramifications as one again we are presented with a volatile situation as a white police officer killed two black individuals. Hopefully calm will be kept following the verdict.
A Cleveland police officer has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two unarmed passengers whose car hood he mounted, firing multiple shots into their windshield.
Michael Brelo, 31, who is white, was charged with killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — both of whom were black — after a car chase in November 2012. He rubbed his face and nodded his head as the judge read the verdict.
“Brelo reasonably perceived a threat,” Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John O’Donnell said.
O’Donnell said while he found beyond a reasonable doubt that Brelo caused at least one fatal wound to Williams’ chest, he couldn’t determine that the other fatal shots came from his gun.
“One or two other officers inflicted” the others, O’Donnell said, and therefore, he couldn’t find Brelo guilty of Williams’ death.
UPDATE I: Not Guilty on all charges …
The trial was also notable in that it was a bench trial in which the Judge John. P. O’Connell acted as the finder of fact.
Even more unusually, at the close of the trial the judge spent over an hour, prior to announcing the verdict, stepping through his rationale for coming to his conclusion.
The result is Judge O’Connell ruled that:
- The two counts of voluntary manslaughter had not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt;
- The two counts of felonious assault had been proven beyond a reasonable doubt; but
- Brelo escapes legal liability for those assault charges because he proved justification by a preponderance of the evidence.
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced sheriff’s deputies will join police to keep streets safe following the verdict in Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo’s trial.
At the end of the trial, O’Donnell said he was aware of unrest related to police use of force in other cities, including Baltimore. Mayor Frank Jackson said during a community meeting that the city is tapping residents, activists and even protesters to help make sure demonstrations don’t become violent.
“I firmly believe that the First Amendment gives every citizen a rightful path to speak out and protest against that which they do not like. However, the path to free speech ends at the door to violence.
15 year old Christa “Shay” Hermanet is missing since Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from her group home in Auburn, New York. Detective Bryant Bergenstock said in a news release, the missing teen could be headed to Ontario County, because she has no known contacts in the Auburn area. The authorities stated, they were unsure of the girl’s means of travel and what she was last seen wearing.
Christa “Shay” Hermanet, 15, has been missing from Cayuga Centers at 101 Hamilton Ave. since Tuesday. It is believed she may be headed to Ontario County. She has no known contacts in Auburn.
Hermanet is a white female, approximately 5’4″ and 137 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
If anyone has any information regarding the missing teen, please contact the Auburn police at (315) 253-3231.
16 year old Gabrielle Capodicasa, a teen with a troubled past, is missing in Buffalo, NY. According to reports, she is known to frequent Lackawanna and west Buffalo. Gabrielle is described as approximately 5′ 7″ tall, 150 lbs., with brown, shoulder-length hair. Distinct black eyebrows. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket and black leggings, carrying a large saddle color purse. According to authorities, Gabrielle Capodicasa has an active Erie County Family Court PINS warrant.
Missing – Gabrielle Capodicasa
Police say 16-year-old Gabrielle Capodicasa is missing, but frequents Lackawanna and west Buffalo. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket, black leggings and carrying a saddle colored purse.
Capodicasa has an active warrant as a person who is in need of assistance, and police say her family is concerned for her well-being.
Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information which leads to finding her. Any information can be called in to (716) 867-6161.
15 year old Abigail “Abby” Huston has been missing since Thursday, May 21, 2015 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. According to her family, Abby left a note behind Thursday morning. Also, Abby had left other notes that were found that indicated that she and a friend, 15 year old Veronica Manson, may have headed for Boystown on Chicago’s North Side. Abby is described as 5’7″, 135 lbs., with blue eyes. The missing teen may have been spotted at a Detroit Greyhound bus station.
Missing – Abigail “Abby” Huston
A teenager who went missing from her bedroom in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., may be in Chicago, according to her family.
Abigail “Abby” Huston went missing Thursday morning and left a note behind. Her parents say other notes they found indicated she and a friend, Veronica Manson, also 15, may have headed for Boystown on Chicago’s North Side.
Her parents say they believe she has been motivated by a need to connect with the gay and transgender community and that Abby and her friend may have been inspired by the story of Bruce Jenner and other news to pursue changes in their lifestyles.
Robin Ficker, Fomer Defense Attorney for Quadruple Murder Suspect Daron Dylon Wint Says DC Police Have Wrong Guy … “I Knew Him to be a Very Nice, Gentle Person” (VIDEO)
WHY WE HAVE A VERY STRONG DISLIKE FOR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS … I guess this is what defense attorneys say to make them be able to live with themselves.
GO FIGURE, ANOTHER GENTLE GIANT … Thursday night, Daron Dylon Wint, the suspect in the brutal murders of three members of a prominent Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper, was arrested Northeast Washington, DC. According to reports, Wint’s DNA was on the pizza crust of a Dominoes pizza that was ordered at the same time the Savopoulos family was being tortured and killed. The suspect??s former attorney, Robin Ficker, who represented Wint in six minor cases, appeared with Nancy Grace and said, the DC police “have ??the wrong guy” and this was a “rush to judgement”.. Ficker then went on to astonishingly say, ?”I knew him to be a very nice, gentle person”
UNBELIEVABLE … BUT WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO HAS GOT A CRIMINAL OFF ON LESSER CHARGES ONLY TO TORTURE AND KILL 4 PEOPLE.
17 year old Lara Diesh has been missing since Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline Road from 700 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. She has not been seen or heard from since. The Boulder police are asking the public to help find this at-risk teenager.
Missing – Lara Diesh
Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline from 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. No one has heard from her since.
Diesh is described as a white female, 5-foot-7, 127 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white pants and carrying a brown and blue backpack.
If anyone has any information about Lara Diesh’s whereabouts is asked to contact Boulder police at 303-441-3333.
Court Documents Say that Daron Dylon Wint, the Man Charged in the Quadruple Murder of Washington, DC family, Did Not Act Alone
NBC News is reporting that Daron Dylon Wint, the individual charged with the quadruple murder of a DC family and their housekeeper, did not act alone. Detective Jeffrey Owens of the Metropolitan Police wrote in a statement, “The crimes described in this affidavit required the presence and assistance of more than one person,” in support of a first-degree murder charge while armed that were filed against Darron Wint. However, neither the court papers nor law enforcement officials would name one or more accomplices, or say if they were among the people arrested with Daron Dylon Wint. He was arrested Thursday night in Northeast Washington, DC.
Police investigating the murder of a wealthy Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper suspect that the alleged killer, Darron Wint, had help from accomplices, according to court documents released Friday.
In an affidavit seeking an arrest warrant for Wint, a city detective said he believed that others helped Wint hold the three adults and a child captive before killing them and torching the family’s home.
Wint, 34, was captured Thursday in Maryland, a week after Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife, Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son, Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia “Vera” Figueroa, 57, were found by firefighters in the mansion’s second floor. Wint was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder.
Two other men and three women also were taken into custody at the time of Wint’s arrest. They were questioned and released; no one other than Wint has been charged.
Kashif Parvaiz Sentenced to Life in Prison for Wife’s 2011 Murder in Boonton, NJ … Claimed Family had Been Targeted in Anti-Muslim Attack
Muslim Kashif Parvaiz sentenced to life in prison for 2011 shooting death of his wife.
30 year old Kashif Parvaiz has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani. The judge deemed Parvaiz ‘cold-blooded’ and ‘beyond redemption. Parvaiz was previously convicted by a jury on February 26, 2015 of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and other counts in the shooting death of his wife. Initially following the shooting, Kashif Parvaiz claimed that he and his family were the victims of an anti-Muslim attack. Kashif Parvaiz, from New York City, was on a walk with his wife, Nazish Noorani, 27, and their two-year-old son in Boonton, New Jersey, in August 2011 when Noorani was fatally shot in the chest. However, his story unraveled when his mistress, Antoinette Stephen, admitted to her role in set-up and testified against Parvaiz.
From left: Kashif Parvaiz and Antoinette Stephen (Morris County Prosecutor’s Office)
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that Kashif Parvaiz, 30, has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani.
On Feb. 26, 2015, Parvaiz was convicted when a jury returned a verdict of guilty against him on counts of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree; two counts of the second degree of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, crimes of the second degree; prohibited weapons and devices in the fourth degree; second degree endangering the welfare of a child; and third degree hindering one’s apprehension.
This prosecution stemmed from the Parvaiz’s arrest for his role in the shooting death of his wife, Nazish Noorani, on Cedar Street in Boonton on the night of Aug. 16, 2011.
And the dominoes begin to fall …
In the wake of Josh Duggar’s admission that he molested young girls, including his sisters, when he was a teen … TLC has pulled the reality show, ’19 Kids and Counting’ from their schedule. Obviously, there has been tremendous outrage by the public since Josh Duggar’s admission of molestation. TLC said in a brief statement on Friday, “We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.” The statement said the shows were being pulled from the schedule “effective immediately.”
Josh Duggar Allegedly Admitted to Sexually Molesting 5 Minor Girls, Including Sisters
“19 Kids and Counting” has been dropped from TLC’s schedule in the wake of outrage over reality star Josh Duggar’s admission that he inappropriately touched some of his sisters as a teenager, according to multiple reports.
FOX411 has reached out repeatedly to the network but has received no comment on the show’s fate. The network had just run a “19 Kids” marathon on Thursday night, and a scan of TLC’s schedule show other Duggar family-related shows are still scheduled.
Josh Duggar resigned his position at the Family Research Council Thursday after reports surfaced that he sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim.
ISIS Execute a Man with a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Then Whoop it Up Like a Bunch of Yahoo’s (VIDEO)
ISIS SAVAGES ESCALATE THEIR EXECUTIONS …
ISIS steps up their barbaric actions and executed yet another individual. However, this time they did not cut off his head, they instead blew the man up with a shoulder-fired rocket propelled grenade. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! What will these savages think up of next? ISIS, or as Barack Obama calls them, the JV, used a weapon designed to be used against tanks to kill a person. In doing so, following the savagery, they danced around shooting their guns and whooped it up with shouts of ‘Allah is greatest’.
No longer content with executing their prisoners with knives and guns, Islamic State militants have ratcheted up their savagery by blasting a man to death with a bazooka.
Shocking video emerged today showing the captive exploding into a ball of flames after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade that is designed to take out tanks and aircraft.
Amid sickening whoops of joy and shouts of ‘Allah is greatest’, the barbaric jihadis continue to fire their rifles at the dead man as they move in and surround his body.
The man, named by the group as Ibrahim Shraideh, was said to be a member of the Al Shaitat tribe from the town of Abu Hamam in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province.
Warning: Video extremely disturbing