OH CHRISTMAS TREE!!! Miracles of the Season, Christmas Tree Saves Family After Drive by Shooting by 35 Year Old Thug Dionne Lee McKelvin in Jeannette, PA
OH CHRISTMAS TREE … Here is something to be THANKFUL for … Christmas trees!!!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Tuesday night around 10:30, the silence in a Westmoreland County neighborhood on North First Street in Jeannette, PA decorated for the Christmas season, came to an end as gun shots rang out in a drive by shooting. According to police, 35 year old Dionne Lee McKelvin is accused of shooting a woman in the arm and chest. The thug was arrested and charged with attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. What a shock, he has a record. He is in Westmoreland County Prison under $500,000 bond.
However, the greater story here is the fact that when Dionne Lee McKelvin did his drive by shooting, shots sprayed everywhere including into the home of Tina Smorey. The bullet went through the front of the house and into her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
Tina Smorey’s house was hit by a stray bullet.
It went through the front of the house, coming out in her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
She told KDKA’s Brenda Waters: “I was sitting on my couch and I heard six to eight loud pops. If the tree wasn’t there, we would have had that couch right under the windows; but ironically, we put the tree up early this year.
Hmm, another case of a convicted criminal abiding by gun laws.
Are Remains Found That of Missing McStay Family? Remains Found In Victorville Desert ID’d as Joseph and Summer McStay, Missing Since February 2010 (Update: Remains Found of 4 year Old Gianni & 3 Year Old Joseph McStay)
Are the bodies found in shallow graves in the desert that of the missing McStay family?
The investigation into the remains began Monday when a motorcyclist discovered them in a shallow grave between Quarry Road near Highway 15 in the desert outside Victorville, CA. Joseph McStay, 40, his wife Summer, 43, and two young sons, 3 year old Joseph Mateo and 4 year old Gianni, disappeared from their upscale San Diego County home and went missing on February 2, 2010. The family literally went missing without a trace. Now there has been a big development in the case. Four bodies have been found in the Mojave desert.
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There has been a big break in a high-profile missing persons case that has stymied investigators for years.
A family of four vanished without a trace more than three years ago. Earlier this week, the remains of four bodies were found in a shallow graves in the desert near Victorville.
Their SUV was found parked near the border. There was a time investigators in San Diego thought surveillance video showed the McStay family making their way into Mexico.
But relatives discounted that theory. They suspected foul play. The McStays left money in their bank accounts and the family’s two dogs were found wandering in their backyard.
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According to CBS – Los Angeles, two of the bodies have been identified as the parents, Joseph and Summer McStay. J
The skeletal remains found in the desert outside Victorville earlier this week have been identified as at least two members of a Fallbrook family who went missing nearly four years ago, CBS affiliate KFMB in San Diego reported Friday.
Patrick McStay says two of the four bodies found in a shallow grave have been identified as his son Joseph and daughter-in-law Summer McStay. The couple’s two missing sons are still unaccounted for as investigators confirm the identities of the other remains, according to KFMB.
Would have liked a better outcome than this, but at least their family has some form of closure. Hopefully they will get more answers as well. Rest in peace
More than three years ago the McStay family — Joseph, Summer and their two young sons – seemed to vanish into thin air, but Friday authorities confirmed that four sets of skeletal remains found in California’s Mojave Desert are likely those of the couple and their two boys.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said at a press conference that the remains were identified through dental records as those of Joseph McStay, 40, and his wife, Summer, 43.
Authorities are in the process of identifying additional skeletal remains that are believed to be those of the couple’s sons, Gianni and Joseph Jr., who were 4 and 3, respectively, at the time of their disappearance.
UPDATE II: At least one of the remains taken out of one of the grave sites had been bound with an electric cord.
The remains are those of 4-year-old Gianni McStay and his 3-year-old brother, Joseph McStay, the coroner’s division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
A state DNA lab confirmed their identities, the department said.
For more updates, read comments and provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys – Missing Persons forum: McStay Family.
BYE, BYE WHITEY …
James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, the former organized crime figure from South Boston, Massachusetts and head of the Winter Hill Gang was dressed in his orange prison jump suit as he was sentenced today to two life sentences in prison plus five years by a federal judge. Ha, because after 2 life sentences, those extra 5 years just put the cherry on the sundae. The 84 year old Bulger was convicted earlier this year of charges that he participated in 11 murders, drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and pretty much every crime that took place in South Boston. Good riddance, this man will spend the rest of his life in a cage.
James “Whitey” Bulger … Then and Now
Notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced today to two life sentences in prison plus five years by a federal judge who cited the lives that Bulger wrecked as he rampaged for decades through the city’s underworld under the protection of corrupt FBI agents.
The testimony of human suffering that you and your associates inflicted on others was at times agonizing to hear and painful to watch,” said US District Court Judge Denise J. Casper, who recited, one by one, the names of the people Bulger murdered.
“The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes, are almost unfathomable,” she said in the stillness of a courtroom filled with teary-eyed relatives of the killer’s victims.
Bulger, 84, was convicted earlier this year of charges that he participated in 11 murders, drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and other crimes. Bulger fled Boston shortly before his 1995 racketeering indictment. One of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted — along with Osama bin Laden — he eluded a worldwide manhunt until he was captured in June 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif.
The Outlaw and the Lawman from 2001
For those of you not familiar with Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger, the VIDEO below is a good watch. “Whitey” Bulger,
one of the most noted legendary Boston crime bosses, who was the inspiration to the movie, The Departed.”
3 Students Shot Near Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, PA … 16 Year Old A.J. Willet Arrested Charged with 4 Counts of Attempted Homicide
Three students have been shot near the Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, PA . The school is located in the Beechview area of Pittsburgh and has approximately 1,200 students. The three male victims suffered varying injuries, one was shot in the leg and foot, one was shot in the neck and shoulder and one was grazed in the head. All injuries are considered non-life threatening. The shooting happened between Crane and Lowenhill Avenues around 3 pm, just moments after classes let out for the day Wednesday afternoon. .
Several people have been taken in for questioning in connection with a shooting that left three students injured near Brashear High School Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, the shooting happened between Crane and Lowenhill Avenues around 3 p.m., just moments after classes let out for the day.
The victims – two 11th graders and one ninth grader – were reportedly walking to a car that was parked on Crane Avenue, about a block away, when the shooting started.
According to school officials, a shooter came out of the woods near the school, shot three students and then retreated into the woods.
UPDATE I: Continual updates on the shooting incident at The Raw Story.
UPDATE II: 16-year old Anjohnito (A.J.) Willet, Jr. Antonio was questioned and then later arrested. A.J. Willet was charged with 4 counts of attempted homicide, among other charges. Willet is due in court Tuesday. He will be charged as an adult. The suspect claims that the shooting was in retaliation of an incident that took place on October 18, 2013 inside Brashear High School where the victim was assaulted and robbed by the individuals that he shot.
Willet is facing several charges, including four counts each of criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault, as well as a minor not to possess a firearm charge.
Pittsburgh Police Lt. Kevin Kraus told a late evening news conference that Willet was the lone gunman who wounded the three students.
“We believe with the information and the evidence that we have, that we have the one and only shooter, but the investigation is not over,” said Lt. Kevin Kraus, of Pittsburgh Police. “It’s still very active and ongoing.”
Shots Fired at LAX … TSA Agent Killed … People Run for their Lives, Gunman Shot and Down, but Alive … (Update: Gunman ID’d as Paul Anthony Ciancia) (Update: Ciancia Charged with Murder)
SHOTS FIRED AT LAX …
Shots were fired at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning at 9:20 am local time at terminal 3. The gunman took a semi-automatic rifle with a reported 150 rounds of ammunition from out of a bag and starting firing in the area just before the TSA screening area. At the TSA check point, unarmed TSA officers were shot. It is reported that one TSA officer has been killed. The gunman then pursued past the TSA check point down into the secured area of the airport as terrified airport travelers ran for their lives. There was complete panic as people were screaming as they ran to get away and hide from the gunman. Passengers actually ran onto the airport tarmac to protect themselves and get away.
After making it hundreds of feet into the terminal, the gunman is shot multiple times. Gunman down, but alive. The suspect has been arrsted and is in police custody. It is not known what the gunman’s motive was. Of course we will most likely later find out that insanity and mental issues don’t have a motive. In all, six other people were injured, including three TSA officers, and taken to nearby hospitals. However, one TSA officer was killed during the mass shooting. He has been identified as 39 year old Gerardo I. Hernandez, who has been with the TSA since 2010. Our heart felt condolences to his family. According to the TSA, Hernandez is the first officer to have been killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 12-year history.
UPDATE I: The gunman has been identified as 23 year old Paul Anthony Ciancia.
Ciancia, 23, is believed to be from Pennsville, N.J., however authorities said he has a residence in Los Angeles.
Witnesses described Ciancia as a short, young, white man, carrying a long-rifle.
One of the shooting victims was a TSA officer who died of his wounds. The officer was a behavioral detection officer, assigned to identify passengers acting strangely, said J. David Cox, president of the AFGE, the officers’ union.
The TSA confirmed the identity of the officer killed as Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, who has been with the TSA since 2010.
23 year old Paul Anthony Ciancia
UPDATE II: LAX shooting spree: TSA worker dead after assault-type rifle rampage inside Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3.
UPDATE III: From CBS News, Ciancia had anti-government views & AP reporting gunman had a hand-written note with him that said he “wanted to kill TSA and pigs.”
CBS2′s David Goldstein reports that Ciancia sent a text message to a family member in New Jersey early Friday in which he threatened to kill himself. His father called local police in New Jersey, who called Los Angeles police. According to the local police chief, the LAPD sent a car to his apartment. His two roommates said they hadn’t seen him since Thursday and that he was fine
The man suspected of killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and injuring at least six people in Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport apparently had suicidal thoughts before the attack, authorities said.
The family of Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, told Pennsville, N.J. Police Chief Allen Cummings early Friday afternoon that Ciancia had mentioned taking his own life in a text message to his younger brother, the chief told The Associated Press.
UPDATE V: Paul Anthony Ciancia Charged with Murder …
The unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected in the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport set out to kill multiple employees of the Transportation Security Administration and hoped the attack would “instill fear in their traitorous minds,” authorities said Saturday.
Paul Ciancia was so determined to take lives that, after shooting a TSA officer and going up an escalator, he turned back to see the officer move and returned to finish him off, according to surveillance video reviewed by investigators.
Federal prosecutors filed charges of first-degree murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. The charges could qualify him for the death penalty.
Mother and Four Children Dead after Mass Stabbing in Brooklyn, NY … Suspect Arrested and in Police Custody (Update: Victims ID’d, Suspect Possibly Related to Deceased)(Update: Suspect Mingdong Chen Implicated Himself in the Deaths)
Mass stabbing results in 5 dead and one still in critical condition.
New York City police are investigating a mass stabbing in Brooklyn that has left a woman and four children dead. Authorities arrived at the crime scene at 11 pm Saturday night in the Sunset Park neighborhood and found 5 victims unconscious and unresponsive. A 1 year old boy and two girls, ages 7 and 9, were pronounced dead at the scene. A boy, 5, and a 37 year old woman were taken to Brooklyn hospitals where they were pronounced dead. The suspect was arrested and is in police custody. Police believe there are no other suspects to these grisly murders.
New York City police pressed forward Sunday in investigating the deaths of four children and a woman who were stabbed at a Brooklyn residence, saying a person of interest had been taken into custody.
A barefoot man was taken from the house in handcuffs after the incident, his feet covered in blood, reports WCBS in New York. He was brought to Brooklyn’s 66th Precinct at around 11 p.m. on Saturday night.
In addition to the five dead, a sixth person is in critical condition, reports WCBS.
Officers arrived at the scene and found all five victims unconscious and unresponsive, police said. A 1-year-old boy and two girls, ages 7 and 9, were pronounced dead at the residence by emergency responders.
A boy, 5, and the 37-year-old woman were taken to two Brooklyn hospitals where they were pronounced dead, police said.
William Zhuo, 1, Amy Zhuo, 7, and Linda Zhuo, 9, were pronounced dead at the scene when officials arrived just before 11 p.m. ET, New York City police said in a statement released on Sunday. Paramedics rushed 37-year-old Qiao Zhen Li and 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo to local hospitals but the two died, police added.
UPDATE II: The New York Daily News is reporting that the unidentified suspect, who sources said may be related to the children, was reportedly found inside the apartment when cops burst in on the grim scene.
Chen, the cousin of the children’s father and had been staying at the home for the past week, has been arrested on 5 counts of murder and has implicated himself in the savage stabbing deaths. According to reports he used a kitchen knife in the gruesome murders.
A Chinese immigrant has been arrested on five counts of murder in the deaths of his cousin’s wife and her four children in a late-night stabbing rampage in their Brooklyn home.
The New York Police Department said Sunday that 25-year-old Mingdong Chen has implicated himself in the deaths.
17 Years Later after the Death of 6 Year Old JonBenet Ramsey, Murder Indictment to be Unsealed Over Family’s Objection
The unsolved death of 6 year old JonBenet Ramseyback in the news …
17 years later after the death of 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey, the murder indictment is to be unsealed. The murder indictment of her parents, John and Patricia Ramsey Ramsey, was kept secret all these years and never prosecuted. The Ramsey family has objected to the release of the indictment; however, Senior District Judge J. Robert Lowenbach said he was “sympathetic” to the Ramsey family’s position but was only allowed under law to release the indictment. JonBenet Ramsey was found dead beaten and strangled in the basement of her parent’s Colorado home on Dec. 26, 1996. Patricia Paugh Ramsey died of ovarian cancer in 2006.
Seventeen years after the nation was riveted by the unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty-pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey, an indictment of her parents — which was kept secret and never prosecuted — will be released Friday.
It’s unclear what light the 18 pages of grand jury documents will shed on the mystery that spawned books, TV movies and countless theories about who killed the little girl found dead in the basement of her Colorado home on Dec. 26, 1996.
Scott Robinson, a prominent Denver defense lawyer who has followed the case for years, said the court papers probably include a statement of supporting facts that would “give us a sense of of what the grand jury was thinking when they saw the evidence available at that time.”
It will be interesting to see what is in these court documents, more to come …
Two Dead, Two Wounded in School Shooting in Sparks Middle School in Nevada … 12 Year Old Gun Man Dead … Hero Math Teacher & Former Marine Michael Landsberry Killed Saving Children
HERO OF THE DAY, US MARINE MICHAEL LANDSBERRY, SEMPER FI …
Shots were fired from a semiautomatic handgun at 7:16 a.m. at the Sparks Middle School in Nevada just before classes got underway. The gunman was a 12 year old boy. Two boys were wounded, a teacher and the shooter are dead. Michael Landsberry, a 45 year old 8th grade math teacher and former US Marine is being hailed as a hero as he was fatally shot trying to shield children from the shooter as the teacher tried told the boy to put the gun down. However, the gun went off killing Michael Landsberry. The unidentified shooter then took his own life. The hero, Michael Landsberry, is survived by his wife, Sharon, and two of her children from a previous relationship.
Sadly, how does a Marine survive two tours in Afghanistan, only to be killed by a 12 year old school boy? To a true American hero … Rest in Peace.
HERO - Michael Landsberry, Rest in Peace
A mathematics teacher was hailed as a “hero” after being fatally shot while apparently trying to shield students from a 12-year-old boy who opened fire at a Nevada middle school on Monday.
The slain teacher was identified by his brother as Michael Landsberry, 45, a former Marine and a member of the Nevada Air National Guard who celebrated his wedding anniversary last Friday.
Authorities suggested that Landsberry tried to protect students, but stressed they were still investigating. Two boys were wounded before the shooter took his own life at Sparks Middle School, east of Reno. The Associated Press reported that the incident was witnessed by 20 or 30 children.
“We have a lot of heroes today, including our children … and our fallen hero, an amazing teacher,” Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said.
“A kid started getting mad and he pulled out a gun and shoots my friend, one of my friends at least,” a seventh-grade student identified as Andrew Thompson told local television station KOLO. “And then he walked up to a teacher and says back up. The teacher started backing up and he pulled the trigger.”
“The teacher was just lying there and he was limp,” he told KOLO. “And me and five other friends went to him and said ‘come on, we’ve got to get him to safety.’ We picked him up, carried him a little bit far and we left him because our vice principal came along and said ‘go, go, go, get to safety, get to safety.’ So we left the teacher there and we went to safety.”
It came as no surprise to Michael Landsberry’s family that the Sparks Middle School math teacher is being called a hero for trying to get a student to put his gun down before being shot and killed.
“To hear he was trying to protect those kids, that he stepped up and tried to stop the situation, doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Chanda Landsberry, who is married to Michael’s brother younger brother, Reggie. “He could have ducked and hid, but he didn’t. That’s not who he is.”
“He was trained to help.”
UPDATE III: VIDEO – Police press conference.
2 Year Old Son of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Dies from Injuries Suffered after Being Abused (Update: Suspect Joseph Robert Patterson Arrested, Charged with Aggravated Battery & Assault of an Infant
Two year old son of Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson died Friday night from injuries suffered from child abuse at a Sioux City, South Dakota hospital. Police have arrested 27 year old Joseph Robert Patterson and he has been charged with aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault. Patterson is the 2 year old’s mother’s boyfriend, who has a history of violence against women and children. Also, now that the 2 year old boy has died from his injuries as a result from child abuse injuries, Patterson will most likely see murder charges added as well. Joseph Robert Patterson made his first court appearance Friday morning in Canton, where a judge set bond at $750,000 cash only.
Police and a prosecutor on Friday refused to identify the victim or his parents, except on court documents that give the boy’s birth date and the initials T.R.R. But Peterson’s father, Nelson, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the child is one of Peterson’s children
A 2-year-old boy who was reportedly the son of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson died Friday of injuries he suffered after allegedly being abused, police said.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, police said Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, has been charged with aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault. If convicted on the charges, both felonies, Patterson could face up to 40 years in prison and an $80,000 fine.
Prosecutors are considering filing additional charges against Patterson in light of the boy’s death, according to police.
Soon after the news came out of the boy’s death, Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to express his gratitude to his family, fans and the “fraternity of brothers” in the NFL for their support.
“God Bless everyone and thank u so much,” he wrote.
Court records show Patterson has a history of domestic violence.
He was indicted in June 2012 on several counts of simple assault involving an ex-girlfriend and her 3-year-old son, and later was charged for violating a no-contact order. He was sentenced to one year in jail for both cases but that time was suspended on the condition he attend domestic violence counseling.
18 year old Austin Sigg pleads guilty in the death and dismemberment of Jessica Ridgeway. Sigg faces a minimum sentence of 40 years in prison with the possibility of parole; however, was not eligible for the death penalty because he committed his heinous crimes at the age of 17. At the very least, the family of Jessica Ridgeway will at least be spared the ordeal of a trial and have to live again through the viscous and unspeakable murder of their daughter.
Honestly, there is no punishment that could be given to this piece of human waste other than the death penalty.
A Colorado teen charged with kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to all 15 charges against him, against the advice of his attorneys.
Austin Sigg, 18, could be sent to prison for the rest of his life for the slaying of Jessica Ridgeway in Westminster nearly a year ago. Jessica was abducted while walking to school, and her disappearance panicked thousands of residents in Denver’s western suburbs.
Sigg also pleaded guilty Tuesday to a May 2012 attack on a 22-year-old jogger at a lake in Jessica’s neighborhood.
Prosecutors said Sigg entered the pleas because of overwhelming evidence against him. His trial would have started Thursday.