Gunman opened fire at a Mother’s Day Parade in New Orleans, LA. According to the WAPO, there were 19 victims injured, including two children. At least three of the victims were seriously wounded, no one was killed. The victims of the shooting included 10 men, seven women, a boy and a girl. The children, both 10 years old, were grazed and in good condition. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:47 p.m., during a Second Line Parade in the 7th Ward neighborhood of modest row houses not far from the French Quarter. Authorities are saying that the shooting was random street violence and not terror related. Really, I must have missed it where a bomb was detonated? Who uses a Mother’s Day Parade as a reason to commit violence? Police saw three suspects running from the scene; however, no arrests had been made yet.
Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people.
The shooting shattered the festive mood surrounding the parade that drew hundreds of people to the 7th Ward neighborhood of modest row houses not far from the French Quarter. Cell phone video taken in the aftermath of the shooting shows victims lying on the ground, blood on the pavement and others bending over to help or comfort them.
The FBI said the shooting appeared to be “street violence” and wasn’t linked to terrorism.
Police are asking witnesses to come forward. The search continues for the suspects in this shooting.
12 Year Old Brother of Leila Fowler Arrested for Homicide in Stabbing Death of 8 Year Old Girl in Calaveras County, CA (VIDEO)
Just when you thought you have witnessed it all …
The 12 year old brother of murdered 8 year old Leila Fowler has been arrested in the stabbing death of his sister. Leila Fowler was murdered and found stabbed to death in her Valley Springs, CA home on April 27, 2013. An autopsy determined that Leila Fowler died of shock and bleeding as a result of multiple stab wounds. A massive manhunt was conducted after the 12 year old boy, who was babysitting for his little sister, said to police that Leila was killed during a home invasion by a tall white/Latino male with long hair. In the beginning, the brother’s description had corroboration; however, a witness reported seeing the same man, but later recanted her statement. The search for a home intruder has turned into the unthinkable … her 12 year old brother has been arrested for her death and will be charged with murder.
The brother of 8-year-old Leila Fowler, the Calaveras County girl stabbed to death last month, has been arrested for investigation of homicide, the sheriff announced Saturday night.
Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz, speaking at the Valley Springs sheriff’s substation, said the girl’s 12-year-old brother was taken into custody at 5:10 p.m., according to a webcast of the press conference.
The brother, who has not been named, had told authorities he found his sister with stab wounds at noon April 27 while his parents were away from the house.
Leila’s brother was taken into custody at 5:10 p.m. Saturday and police hastily called a news conference to announce the arrest. How does a 12 year old brother stab his own sister multiple times and then concoct a story that some one lese did it? What type of sociopath have we got on our hands?
“Citizens of Calaveras County, you can sleep a little better tonight,” Kuntz said.
Authorities spent over 2,000 hours on the investigation “to provide Leila Fowler’s family answers to her death,” the sheriff said.
Kuntz said the investigation was ongoing. He declined to provide further details.
Trenton, NJ Hostage Standoff Over: 38 Year Old Suspect Gerald Tyrone Murphy Shot to Death by Officers
Hostage standoff in Trenton, NJ is over with some disturbing preliminary findings …
The hostage stand off in Trenton, NJ came to an end early Sunday morning when officers shot and killed 38 year old suspect Gerald Tyrone Murphy. In the end after this 36 hour standoff, three are dead, including the hostage taker, 44 year old Carmelita Stevens, the mother of the children, and a young boy about 13 years old. According to police, a preliminary investigation found that Carmelita Stevens and her son were killed approximately two weeks ago. Also killed was the suspect, identified as Gerald “Skip” Murphy. Three children were rescued from the home, a 4-year old boy, and 16 and 18 year-old girls, who are being treated at a local hospital.
Police say the bodies of a woman and a 13-year-old boy have been found after a days-long standoff in New Jersey, and a suspect was killed in the rescue of three children inside the home.
Authorities said at a news conference Sunday that officers stormed the house and shot 38-year-old Gerald Tyrone Murphy because he was threatening one of the children. Murphy later died of his injuries.
The standoff ended at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, about 37 hours after it began. Murphy had been holed-up in a two-story red brick house in South Trenton since Friday afternoon.
DNA Test Confirm that Ohio Kidnap Suspect Ariel Castro Fathered 6 Year Old Girl Rescued from Cleveland House of Horrors
In what is probably considered the most obvious conclusion of a DNA paternity test ever, it has been confirmed that Ariel Castro is the father of the 6 year old girl who was also rescued from Castro’s House of Horrors earlier this week. Officials also entered Castro’s DNA profile into a national database to see if it links him to other crimes. The profile didn’t match any other Ohio cases, but national results were still pending. Castro has been charged with 4 counts of kidnapping and 3 counts of rape of Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight. Kidnap victim Amanda Berry is the mother of the six year old girl.
As relatives of the Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect recounted claims of his unnerving paranoia and violent outbursts, DNA testing confirmed the man accused of holding three women captive for nearly a decade is the father of a 6-year-old girl who also escaped from the house.
Ariel Castro, charged with rape and kidnapping, remained jailed Friday under a suicide watch on $8 million bond while prosecutors weighed more charges, including some that might carry the death penalty. Public defender Kathleen Demetz, who said she is acting as Castro’s adviser while he awaits a full-time attorney, said Friday she can’t speak to his guilt or innocence and said only that she advised him not to talk to reporters.
Stand Off Continues as Armed Man With Child Hostages Barricaded Inside South Trenton, New Jersey Home (Killed Girlfriend & One Child) … Family Member ID Deceased Woman as Carmen Kelly (Update: Standoff Over)
The Hostage Standoff Continues in Trenton, NJ …
As reported by Reuters, an armed man with multiple hostages remained barricaded inside his South Ward home in Trenton, New Jersey, on Saturday after a standoff with law enforcement negotiators overnight. On Friday, officers were checking on the house. Police were called to the home before 3 p.m. Friday on reports that a man had barricaded himself inside and had discovered the partially decomposed body of the man’s girlfriend. However, they pulled back when they saw he had a gun. The Times of Trenton reported that one of the woman’s children was killed and that the man was holding three more of her children inside the house.
The newspaper also reported that one of the woman’s children was killed and that the man was holding three more of her children inside the house. A fifth child, age 19, was reportedly safe at another location with relatives.
Trenton Police Lieutenant Edelmiro Gonzalez told Reuters late on Friday that officers responding for a wellness check on someone at the house on Friday afternoon had encountered a man who barricaded himself inside.
He declined to confirm the girlfriend’s death or whether anyone else in the house had been killed. The identity of the suspect has not been released.
UPDATE I: The hostage sstandoff has now continued for over 20 hours. The man’s identity has not yet been released; however, State police were assisting in the response by providing a SWAT team, arson bomb unit, K-9 bomb unit, and hostage negotiators, said Sgt. Adam Grossman.
UPDATE II: 2 dead in New Jersey hostage standoff.
Law enforcement sources told The Times the suspect, who is not the father of the children, killed their mother and her fourth child prior to police arrival. A family member identified the woman as Carmen Kelly, 42, a mother of five.
Her cousin, Ray Kelly, said she had been living at the house on the 200 block of Grand Street with the man for about two months with her children.
Carmen Kelly’s oldest child, a 19-year-old autistic son, is safe with relatives, Ray Kelly said. Carmen Kelly also has two daughters, ages 17 and 14, along with a son in his early teens and a 4-year-old boy. Ray Kelly had not been told which of the children had been killed.
UPDATE III: After 3-day standoff with gunman in Trenton, 3 kids safe. Press Conference to take place Sunday morning.
A standoff with an armed man who took multiple hostages inside a Trenton home has ended, and three children are safe, police said early Sunday.
“The Trenton hostage situation is resolved, the three children are safe, and the area is secure,” state police Sgt. Adam Grossman told The Associated Press, delivering a joint statement also from Trenton police and county prosecutors.
Grossman said the standoff ended at 3:45 a.m. Sunday but refused to reveal any more details, including how it ended, what became of the gunman, any information about the children, and if there were any other hostages.
Mugshots of Cleveland House of Horrors Abductors Castro Brothers … Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro & Onil Castro … Michele Knight, Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus Chained by Neck and Waist
The MUGSHOTS of the Castro brothers have been released. The face (s) of evil have been put out for the world to see. Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Onil Castro, the suspects in the abduction of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina Dejesus will be arraigned soon and could face many more charges that just abduction and unlawful confinement. Obviously there are going to be other charges of sexual assault and rape, which will include that of minors as well, as the three girls were held hostage for such a long period of time. The three dirtbags may also face murder charges as well.
Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro & Onil Castro
The three woman Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry & Gina Dejesus are free but now the stories are leaking out as to the unimaginable horrors that they were put through for the past 10+ years. CBS News is reporting that the three were chained by their necks and waist. Chains and bondage-like material were found hanging from the ceiling of the basement. The three women were reportedly kept in different rooms, two in the basement and one in the attic. UNREAL.
Chains were hanging from the ceiling of a room in a Cleveland home where three women, Michele Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, were found alive Monday after being missing for a decade, law enforcement sources told CBS affiliate WOIO.
A source told a WOIO reporter that the three women were chained up in the house for years by the neck and waist.
Two of the women were often held in the basement, and one woman was held in a room upstairs, multiple sources told WOIO.
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White Supremacist Charles Francis Gaskins Convicted of Killing a Child Molester Neil Hayes Sentenced to 26 Years to Life in Prison
Charles Francis Gaskins, a white supremist was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for the 2009 murder of child molester Neil Hayes. Gaskins and his wife, Sandra Sheaves, were convicted of killing Neil Hayes by beating him to death with a rock after they learned he was a registered sex offender. After pleading no contest to the murder, allowing his wife to plead no contest to accessory to murder. Sheaves was sentenced to eight years in prison; however, with time served and other factors, Sheaves is expected to be released in 66 days. According to accounts, Gaskins was a member of a supremacist group that required its members to attack anyone with a history of child molestation.
A Northern California white supremacist convicted of killing a child molester has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison, while his wife – convicted of being an accessory – will be released from jail in about two months, The Sacramento Bee reported ( http://bit.ly/17D3Y4l) Saturday.
Charles Francis Gaskins, 48, was sentenced Friday after pleading no contest in March for the killing of Neil Hayes in 2009. A probation report said Gaskins was a member of a supremacist group that required its members to attack anyone with a history of child molestation.
Gaskins and his wife – Sandra Sheaves – was living in a home she owned in Carmichael, a community outside of Sacramento, when they allowed the 66-year-old Hayes to move in. Gaskins had met Hayes while they were both serving time in prison, The Bee said.
You know, there is a part of me that says maybe all murders are not created equal. Twenty-six years for killing a menace to society? Although I am against the opinions, views and agenda of white supremacist’s … White Supremacist or no white supremacist, Charles Francis Gaskins probably in the long run provided a public service as this child molester will never molest another child ever again.
Maple Heights police and the FBI are searching for missing 15 year old Da’Jah Robinson who has not been seen since 8 AM Friday, April 26, 2013 in the 18000 block of Mapleboro Ave. in Maple Heights, Ohio. Her parents reported their daughter missing at 9:30 Friday night and stated that she is in need of medication. Sunday afternoon, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office issued an endangered missing child advisory, stating that they believed Da’Jah may have been kidnapped or abducted.
Da’Jah Robinson Missing Since April 26, 2013 in Maple Heights, OH
5-foot 8-inches tall, weighing around 115 pounds, with long brown straight hair. She has eight cuts/scars on her left arm and was last seen wearing a burgandy leather jacket, blue jean lace shirt, leopard leggings and black boots. It’s possible Da’Jah is also carrying a green shoulder bag.
If anyone has any information regarding the disappearance of Da’Jah Robinson, please contact the Maple Heights Police department at 216-662-1234, or contact your local police department.
DHS & Police Searching for Missing 14 Month OId Mariah Nichols & Parents Damien Lee Nichols and Dusty Ann Willman in Molalla, OR (Update: Child Found Safe)
DHS and the police in Molalla, Oregon are searching for missing 14 month old Mariah Nichols and her parents, 37 year old Damien Lee Nichols and 39 year old Dusty Ann Willman. Mariah Nichols is considered to be endangered as the state of Oregon was awarded custody of the toddler because she was considered to be in need of medical attention following a welfare visit from the Department of Human Services by a Child Protective Services social worker. The parents agreed to turn over physical custody of their daughter at a local urgent care center and meet the social worker there. However, the parents telephoned and stated that they changed their mind. How does the State trust the parents to turn over custody and meet them at a clinic, when they obviously did not trust the parents to care for the child?
Molalla Police continue to search for a missing 14-month-old girl who is consider to be endangered.
The state of Oregon was awarded custody little Mariah Nichols because she was considered to be in need of medical attention when workers from the Department of Human Services last saw the girl on Wednesday.
During a morning welfare visit at a relative’s apartment in Molalla, a Child Protective Services social worker noticed sores on the girl’s face. Mariah’s parents.
Yet another failing of DHS, they should have been looking out for the welfare of the child and removed little Mariah Nichols from the home and brought the toddler to the clinic for a medical visit themselves. If they thought the parents were neglecting the child, why would they trust them to bring her to the urgent care clinic for medical care?
If anyone has seen 14 month old Mariah Nichols or her parents, Damien Lee Nichols or Dusty Ann Willman, please call 9-1-1 or the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at 503-655-8211.
UPDATE I: Police and the FBI found 14-month-old Mariah Nichols on Saturday. She was found safe at a home in rural Clackamas County outside of Molalla.
Amber Alert Issued for 4 Year Old Cole Hakken & 2 Year Old Chase Hakken Missing Since 4/3/13 in Tampa, FL. (Abducted by Bio Parents Joshua & Sharyn Hakken). Could they Be Aboard Sailboat?
An Amber Alert was issued after two young children, 4 year old Cole Hakken and his two year old brother Chase Hakken were abducted by their own parents. According to police, the children were staying at their grandmother’s home off the 14000 block of Shady Shores Drive when their father, Joshua Hakken, showed up around 6 p.m. Wednesday and abducted the children. Joshua Hakken tied up his mother-in-law, woke his two kids and took off with them in the grandmother’s 2009 silver Toyota Camry. Cole and Chase’s grandparents were given custody of the children on Tuesday after the mother and father, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, had their parental rights terminated. The grandmother was just given custody and one day later this event occurs. The grandmother’s silver Camry has since been located by police. Hillsborough deputies have issued arrest warrants for Joshua for kidnapping, interference in child custody, child neglect, false imprisonment, burglary with battery and grand theft auto.
Listen to the 911 call for help here.
An Amber Alert was issued for 4 year old Cole Hakken and 2 year old Chase Hakken, who were last seen in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida area.
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They may be with their father Joshua Hakken, 35, and his wife Sharyn Hakken, 34, and they may be traveling in a 25-foot, 1972 Morgan sailboat, according to the FDLE. The vessel has a registration number of FL3717BK.
The boat has a blue hull, the name “Salty” with a picture of a paw near the back of the hull on each side, a blue Bimini top and a white sail with blue trim, the FDLE said.
If anyone has seen the missing Hakken boys, please call the FBI’s Miami office at 305-944-9101, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department at 813-247-8200, or 911.
The children are described as follows:
Two-year-old Chase Hakken stands 3’0″ tall and weighs 33 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing pajamas.
Four-year-old Cole Hakken stands 3′ 9″ and weighs 44 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and was also last seen wearing pajamas.
Description of bio-parents:
Joshua Hakken is described as a white male 5 feet 9 inches tall, 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Sharyn Hakken is described as a white female, 34 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Hillsborough County deputies have confirmed that a black truck allegedly used in the abduction of two brothers has been located in Madeira Beach.
The 2006 GMC pickup truck was located abandoned in the John’s Pass Parking Garage located at 12901 Gulf Blvd.
HCSO detectives and crime scene technicians are processing the vehicle.
Pinellas County deputies initially responded after someone reported seeing a vehicle that matched a description on Amber Alerts issued across the Southeast. Four states issued the alerts including Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
Chase and Cole Hakken were still wearing their pajamas when deputies say their own parents took them by force from a Lake Magdalene home.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide AMBER Alert for two Florida brothers who may be in eastern Tennessee with their non-custodial parents.
Cole Hakken, 4, and Chase Hakken, 2, were kidnapped from their grandmother’s home in Tampa on April 3. The grandmother has custody of the brothers.
The vehicle may have been spotted in the area of Highway 30 and Highway 411 in Etowah, Tennessee Wednesday around 8 p.m.
UPDATE III: AMBER alert family seen headed onto Gulf of Mexico.
Hillsborough deputies say the father who abducted his two non-custodial children in Tampa was last seen taking his family into the Gulf of Mexico aboard a sailboat.
The information comes shortly after Joshua Hakken’s pickup truck was discovered in a Madeira Beach parking garage. Investigators believe Hakken took his 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase onto a 25-foot sailboat, hours after abducting them from their grandmother’s home early on Wednesday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office says it is not clear what direction the boat went after leaving the Johns Pass area, nor do they know if the boat was still on the water during Thursday’s strong storms.
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