Convicted Wife Killer Drew Peterson Charged With Murder for Hire to Kill Will County State’s Prosecutor James Glasgow
HE’S BACK IN THE NEWS FROM BEHIND BARS … DREW PETERSON CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR HIRE …
Just when you thought you had not heard from Drew Peterson in a while, he’s back. This time Peterson, the disgraced and former Bolingbrook police officer, has been charged in a murder for hire plot to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars. Drew Peterson has been charged with solicited a person to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. The 61 year old Peterson allegedly tried to hire someone to kill Glasgow between September 13 and December 14, 2014. Peterson faces two felony charges: solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire.
Why should any one be surprised what Drew Peterson would ever so? He’s a multiple murderer, what’s a murderer for hire plot after killing your wife? As former Peterson attorney says in the video below, there is no valid or logical reason to do something like this, except pure vengeance. Hmm, that sounds completely like Drew Peterson.
Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth, has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison, authorities announced Monday.
Peterson appeared in court on charges that between September 2013 and December 2014, while behind bars, he solicited a person to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson did not enter a plea.
The latest complaint was filed by both the Illinois attorney general’s office and the prosecutor in Randolph County — the location of Menard Correctional Center, where Peterson is serving his sentence. In the two-page complaint, Peterson is charged with solicitation of murder for hire and one count of solicitation of murder, both felonies carrying a maximum sentence of at least 30 years in prison.
Peterson attorney Steven Greenberg said the charges “seem a bit absurd” because Peterson would have nothing to gain by trying to have Glasgow killed.
“This is completely out of character and inconsistent with everything I know about (Peterson),” Greenberg said. “I’ll wait to see what evidence they have.”
It would appear that his attorney knows nothing about his wife killing client.
17 Year Old Tarod Thornhill Wanted as Suspect in the Monroeville Mall Shooting that Wounded Three People (Update: Teen Arrested & Charged with Aggravated Assault and Attempted Homicide)
SHOOTING AT MONROEVILLE MALL …
A shooting has occurred Saturday night at the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, PA. According to reports, three people have been shot, two critically, as gunfire broke out in the Monroeville Mall around 7:35 PM. Two of the victims, both males, ages 20 and 60, were in critical condition at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, while the third victim, a 47-year-old woman, was at the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds. As per Monroeville Police Chief Doug Cole at a news conference Saturday night, the shootings took place inside the ground floor of Macy’s and “It was a targeted shooting.” According to police, the 20 year old victim was the target of the shooting, the otfer two victims were bystanders. The shooting is the third incident at Monroeville Mall within the past two months.
Lt. Schurman described the shooter as a light-skinned black male in his late teens, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing dark clothing with writing on his shirt.
Three people were wounded — two critically — when gunfire broke out Saturday at Monroeville Mall around 7:35 p.m. The mall was evacuated, store by store, and placed on lockdown while police scoured the complex in a fruitless search for the shooter.
The shootings took place inside the ground floor of Macy’s. “It was a targeted shooting,” said Monroeville Police Chief Doug Cole at a news conference Saturday night. “We have many leads and we are following them up.” He said one gun was involved and that probably two shots were fired.
Two of the victims, both males, ages 20 and 60, were in critical condition at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville. The third victim, a 47-year-old woman, was at the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.
The 20-year-old was the target of the shooter; the second man and the woman were bystanders in Macy’s, Chief Cole said.
UPDATE II: Teen Arrested in Mall Shooting.
Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a triple shooting at a Pittsburgh-area mall.
The shooting happened Saturday night inside a Macy’s at the Monroeville Mall, sending shoppers running for their lives. The gunman managed to escape, but police said they were able to identify him by matching surveillance video with images on social media.
The suspect was arrested Sunday morning at a home in Brackenridge and is being held at the Allegheny County Jail while awaiting arraignment.
Allegheny County Police have confirmed that at roughly 3:15 am on Sunday an arrest was made in the shooting case from Monroeville Mall.
Tarod Thornhill, 17, was arrested at a residence in Brackenridge. Using images captured from social media and store video surveillance detectives were able to positively identify Thornhill.
The criminal complaint says that security footage shows Thornhill pulling his semi-automatic gun out and exchanging words with his intended victim.
Thornhill is charged as an adult with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering other people and firearms violations. He will be lodged at the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment.
Two RCMP Officers Shot this Morning in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada (Update: Officers ID’d as Constables Derek Walter Bond & David Matthew Wynn)(Suspect Shawn Rehn Dead)(Update: Charged with over 100 Offences Dating Back to 1994)
TWO CANADIAN POLICE OFFICERS SHOT IN ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA …
Two police officers have been shot in the early morning hours of Saturday at the Apex Casino during an investigation of a stolen vehicle in St. Albert, Alberta. Police are looking for a suspect, described as a white man between 25 and 35 years old, last seen wearing a two-toned blue jacket and jeans. The two officers were shot sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Both officers are being treated in the hospital, one is in a “grave condition,” while the other is in a “serious condition.” The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The RMCP is asking public is asked to avoid the area southeast of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course.
Two uniformed members of the RCMP were injured during an investigation in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 17, 2015. The members were shot during their interaction with a civilian in southeast St. Albert.
The officers, who have endured significant injuries, were struck by gunfire and are now being treated in hospital. The names of the officers will not be released at this time. We are unable to give any further detail at this point as the shootings remain the subject of an active investigation.
The suspect fled the scene. Police efforts to locate him are ongoing. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The public is asked to avoid the area southeast of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course. The public should not approach the suspect and should call 911 if they believe they have information pertaining to this event.
Police Press Conference: 2 RCMP Shot Critically near Edmonton, Alberta – Canada
The two RCMP officers seriously injured in a shooting inside a casino outside of Edmonton have been identified as Aux. Const. Derek Walter Bond, 49, and Const. David Matthew Wynn, 42.
The officers were shot around 3 a.m. MT Saturday while confronting a suspect about a stolen vehicle found near the casino in St. Albert, Alta. The shooter, who fled the scene, was found dead later Saturday.
Bond is listed in serious but stable condition. Wynn, a six-year veteran of the force, is in “very grave” condition, said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand.
“Is his survival at stake? Absolutely,” Degrand said. “[He is] certainly in a life-threatening state right now.”
UPDATE II: Suspect who shot 2 Canadian police found dead.
The search for a suspect accused of opening fire on two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers has ended.
Police said they have located the suspect dead, and there is no longer any threat to the public.
The suspect in the shootings of two Canadian police officers in an Alberta casino on Saturday was found dead after being tracked to an unoccupied home, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
The RCMP said the suspect’s body was found when they entered the residence in a rural area east of St. Albert, Alberta. The police did not disclose the cause of death but said they did not speak with the suspect or fire their weapons during their efforts to arrest him there.
Suspect – Shawn Rehn
UPDATE IV: Suspect Shawn Rehn had lengthy criminal record.
The man police say shot two RCMP officers outside Edmonton on the weekend was charged with over 100 offences dating back to 1994, CBC News has learned.
Rehn’s criminal history dates back to at least 1994, according to court documents.
Many of the charges include confrontations with police officers. He was last charged with evading police, dangerous arrest and failure to stop a vehicle in October 2014. Before that, he was set to appear in court twice in November for a number of charges, including resisting a police officer and using an imitation firearm.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson described Rehn’s criminal history as a ‘labyrinth’ of charges and questioned why he was not in custody at the time of the shooting.
Fourth Grade Girls Planned to Kill Teacher with Hand Sanitizer at Elba Elementary School in Elba, NY
MEAN GIRLS: Unbelievable, plot to kill school teacher results in no charges against juveniles …
According to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, three 4th grade girls plotted to kill their teacher at the Elba Elementary school in Elba, NY. The three evil punks planned to put hand sanitizer, some thing that the teacher was highly allergic to, on different items the teacher would touch. Their intent was to get the teacher extremely sick. However, because the plot was caught before it could be implemented the 3 students will not face any charges and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has closed their case after finding no crime had been committed. UNREAL. So in order to arrest a juvenile and charge them, they needed to kill the teacher. WHAT LOGIC. The police said the their of the three was that the girls said the teacher is “mean.” What are the odds these three juvenile delinquents will be in trouble in the future? The school district is taking over the investigation.
Deputies with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office say a group of fourth graders planned to kill their teacher at Elba Elementary School.
According to the incident report, the Elba Elementary School principal called authorities after discovering a plot to harm the teacher.
Three students, all girls, are accused of planning to put hand sanitizer on different items the teacher would touch. That teacher is highly allergic to hand sanitizer, and police say the students knew this would hurt the teacher.
Sheriff’s deputies and other officials met with the children accused of the plot and their parents. At least one parent said the children knew the teacher could become very sick from contact with hand sanitizer, according to the incident report.
One of the mothers said after learning about the plan, she contacted the school. Another set of parents said they knew about it as well, but did not tell anyone.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has closed their case after finding no crime had been committed. Because the plot was never carried out, police say the students are not facing charges.
EXIT QUESTION: SO LET’S UNDERSTAND THIS … THE POLICE GET CALLED TO SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS GET SUSPENDED BECAUSE STUDENTS MAKE A GUN WITH THEIR FINGER AND THUMB OR EAT A POP TART IN THE SHAPE OF A GUN, BUT A BUNCH OF STUDENTS PLOT TO KILL A TEACHER AND THAT GOES UNPUNISHED.
UPDATE I: Two of the student have been suspended. WOW, suspended. What a future these three girls have, there will be plenty of mean people they meet along the way in life, are they going to plot to kill them too? What are the odds that these kids have never been smacked upside their heads for bad behavior?
Two NYPD Officers (Andrew Dossi & Aliro Pellerano) Shot While Responding to Armed Robbery in Bronx; Suspects Fled in Carjacked Vehicle (VIDEO)
TWO NYPD OFFICERS SHOT FROM THE 46TH PRECINCT WHILE INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY IN BRONX … I GUESS DE BLASIO WILL ASK THESE OFFICERS TO BE RETRAINED AS WELL.
Two New York City Police Department officer, 30 year old Andrew Dossi and 38 year old Aliro Pellerano were shot while investigating and responding to an armed robbery in the Bronx. The incident took place at 10:30 pm Monday night. Police officers of the 46th Precinct’s five-person anti-crime unit responded to an armed robbery at the Welcome 2 Yemen deli on E. 180 St. near Webster Ave. According to police commissioner Bratton, the police followed the suspects to a Chinese restaurant at E. 184 St. and Tiebout Ave. and held up their badges when one of the suspect ran inside the restaurant and opened fire on police through the door. The shooter fled and carjacked white Camaro that crashed on E. 188th St. and Park Ave. The two suspects are still at large. The wounded police officers were taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Two plainclothes cops were shot in the Bronx after trying to stop a robbery Monday night, police sources said.
The shooter and his accomplice are at large.
Officer Andrew Dossi, 30, was shot in the arm and back, while Officer Aliro Pellerano, 38, was shot in the arm and abdomen at about 10:30 p.m. in Fordham Heights, police sources said.
The two went to St. Barnabas Hospital, where they are expected to recover.
Dossi went into surgery and is in critical but stable condition, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. Pellerano is in stable condition.
Surveillance video appears to show the bearded suspect opening fire on officers on Tiebout Ave. The manhunt is on for the two suspects. The organization COP SHOT, Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot, has offered a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
Cops describe the suspects as two male Hispanics approximately 25-30 years old, wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects has a close cropped full beard and one of them may have been wounded.
UPDATE I: Mayor de Blasio Tuesday’s news conference:
Those racist cops, keeping the city safe, imagine that.
Mayor de Blasio spoke at Tuesday’s news conference and thanked the officers for risking their lives to keep the city safe.
“As always, the city of New York and the NYPD will be with them through this challenge and as these officers recover,” de Blasio said.
Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, Wisconsin Girls Ruled Competent to Stand Trial in Slenderman Stabbing Case
SLENDERMAN STABBING CASE … DON’T DO THE CRIME, IF YOU CAN’T DO THE TIME.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren has ruled that two Wisconsin girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, are competent to stand trial in the “Slenderman” stabbing case. The two girls, who were 12 years old at the time of the crime, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on their classmate the morning after a sleepover in May in Waukesha, WI. They stabbed their victim 19 times in an attempt to impress Slenderman, a tall, online bogeyman that they insisted was real. The victim survived the attack.
Two Wisconsin girls accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please a fictional Internet character named Slenderman are competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Thursday.
Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, both 12 at the time, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on their classmate the morning after a sleepover in May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee.
The girls told investigators they attacked their classmate to impress Slenderman, a tall, online bogeyman that they insisted was real, according to a criminal complaint.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren ruled Weier competent to stand trial after hearing testimony from a psychiatrist called by the state.
Prosecutors have charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha, Wisconsen. They say the girls plotted for months to kill classmate Payton Leutner, luring her to a wooded park after a sleepover and stabbing her 19 times. After her attackers left, Leutner crawled through the woods to a sidewalk where a bicyclist found her and called 911. The girls could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison if convicted of attempted homicide as adults. However, they could be held until age 25 if convicted as juveniles.
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Suspect in the Hannah Graham & Morgan Harrington Case Jesse Matthew Pleads Not Guilty to the 2005 Sexual Assault of “RG” in Fairfax County, VA
Jesse Matthew, the suspect in Hannah Graham’s disappearance and the death of Morgan Harrington, appeared in court Friday to answer charges on another case of abduction and sexual assault from 2005. Jesse Matthew is facing three felony charges: attempted capital murder, abduction with intent to defile and sexual penetration with an object. Matthew’s plead “not guilty” to all three charges related to the September 2005 incident. The victim is only referred to as “RG”. Authorities state that on September 24, 2005, a 26 year-old woman was returning from a grocery store in the city of Fairfax when someone grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. The victim was raped and beaten nearly to death and only spared because her attacker was scared off by a passer by.
At Friday’s court hearing, lawyers for the 32-year-old Matthew waived the hearing of the charges against him. But according to the indictment in the 2005 case, he “did feloniously, willfully, deliberately, intentionally and with premeditation attempt to kill (the victim) in the commission of or subsequent to an abduction with the intent to defile.”
The woman now lives in India and is prepared to fly to the United States to testify Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh told reporters Friday.
The victim “RG” now lives in India; however, is ready to travel back to the United States and testify against her attacker in the upcoming trial, Fairfax County. Judge Dennis Smith set a trial date of March 9.
While he awaits the next legal steps in the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, Jesse Matthew appeared in court Friday to answer charges on another case — an alleged abduction, sexual assault and attempted murder from nearly a decade ago.
During a brief appearance at the Fairfax County Courthouse in northern Virginia, Matthew only uttered two words — “Not guilty” — to all three charges related to the September 2005 incident.
Judge Dennis Smith set a trial date of March 9. The trial is expected to last six or seven days.
Authorities say that on September 24, 2005, a 26-year-old woman was returning from a grocery store in the city of Fairfax when someone grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her.
Linkage of the three cases of Hannah Graham murder … Morgan Harrington murder and “RG” sexual assault and attempted murder
Most recently, DNA recovered from underneath the fingernail of the sexual assault victim linked Matthew to the abduction of University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham.
Graham was last seen on Sept. 13 on surveillance video walking with Matthew in downtown Charlottesville. In October, remains found on an abandoned property on Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County were identified as those of Graham.
According to officials, forensic evidence linked to the Fairfax rape also links Matthew to the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.
Harrington was last seen leaving the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville in 2009. Her remains were found in Albemarle County in January 2010. Harrington was from Roanoke County.
AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Arrested in New Zealand for Attempting to Arrange a Murder, Threatening to Murder and Drug Possession (Update: Tauranga Crown Solicitor Withdraws Attempt to Procure Murder Charge)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap …
60 year old Phil Rudd, the longtime drummer of AC/DC, has been arrested in New Zealand for allegedly trying to have two men killed and charged with attempting to “procure” a murder. Rudd was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis and threatening to kill. According to the charges by police, Rudd had tried to get two men killed, their names and that of the intended hitman were all suppressed by the judge. Rudd has yet to enter a plea and is due back in court again on November 27.
AC/DC – Guns For Hire
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested in New Zealand on Thursday morning local time and charged with attempting to procure a murder, as first reported by Stuff.co.nz. A member of the Tauranga Central division of New Zealand Police confirmed Rudd’s arrest to Rolling Stone, but did not provide any additional details. According to Stuff, Rudd allegedly tried to have two as-yet-unidentified men killed and was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
The longtime drummer appeared in Tauranga District Court on Thursday afternoon local time and was released on bail. He is due back for his next hearing on November 27th and faces up to 10 years in prison on the murder-for-hire charge if convicted. New Zealand police have yet to reveal any details behind Rudd’s arrest or who were the intended victims. According to New Zealand news outlet The Sun, Rudd was “accused of procuring murder” between September 25th and 26th.
The drug charges pertain to a raid on the 60-year-old drummer’s house conducted by police on Thursday.
AC/DC are due to release a new album later this year.
A statement on the band’s website said: “We’ve only become aware of Phil’s arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment.
“Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year.”
A New Zealand crown solicitor withdrew the most serious charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on Thursday, dropping the attempting to procure murder charge in an alleged murder plot involving “working girls.”
A disheveled Rudd, 60, appeared “thunderstruck” in Tauranga District Court on Wednesday, hours after his waterfront mansion was raided by police and faced several charges, including threatening to kill as well as possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.
Paul Mabey, Rudd’s attorney, said in a statement that an overzealous New Zealand police investigation pushed their case without consulting Tauranga Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones, who agreed Thursday to strike the attempting to procure murder charge.
“The charge alleging an Attempt to Procure Murder should never have been laid,” Mabey said. “The Crown Solicitors opinion was not sought. The charge is now withdrawn — within 24 hours of Mr. Rudd’s first appearance in court.”
Finally, cop killer Eric Matthew Frein captured and in police custody in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Police are confirming that cop killer Eric Matthew Frein has been captured and is in police custody after he was found hiding in an airport hanger at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna, PA. The police called him out and he surrendered without incident. Eric Matthew Frein is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that killed 38 year old Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late night shift change outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove. The FBI had named Frein one of its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
“I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time,” she said in an email to reporters.
According to a federal law enforcement source, Frein was caught hiding in a building at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. He was arrested by U.S. marshals, the source said.
Suspected cop killer Eric Frein has been captured by Pennsylvania State Police after a 48-day manhunt, law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the arrest told NBC News on Thursday.
Frein, 31, was captured in an airport hangar at Pocono Mountain Airport in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, a senior law enforcement told NBC News. He is accused of killing State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in an ambush on the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12. Police found a diary entry, his AK-47, two homemade pipe bombs and several campsites, they but hadn’t been able to capture him until Thursday.