Daily Commentary – Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Preview of Tonight’s Dana Pretzer Show with Diane Dimond and Pat Brown & Wendy Murphy
- Don’t miss tonight’s show with special guests Diane Dimond and Pat Brown, talking about the Ferguson, MO no indictment decision and the the aftermath and Wendy Murphy on the latest with the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations.
Daily Commentary – Friday, November 28, 2014 – Canadian Celebrity Radio Host Arrested on Multiple Sexual Assault Charges
- Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, arrested on 4 counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance — choking.” He is now out on bail and will plead not guilty.
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33 Year Old Missing Jessica Padgett Has been Found Dead in Northampton County, PA … Stepfather Gregory Graf Charged with Murder
33 year old Jessica Padgett has been found deceased in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where her step father, Gregory Graf and Jessica’s mother lives. 53 year old Gregory Graff has been arrested and charged with murdering his step daughter. According to police, Graf shot Jessica Padgett to death in what appears to be a sexual assault. District Attorney John Morganelli said Gregory Graf admitted he shot Padgett in his home and disposed of her body.
Jessica Padgett had been missing since Friday, November 21 when she was last seen her job at the Duck Duck Goose Child Care center on Canal Street in Northampton around noon. Graf is being held without bail. The DA is still considering whether he will try this as a death penalty case.
Jessica Padgett – Rest in Peace
Gregory Graf was arrested after police found Jessica Padgett’s body on his property in Northampton County. Padgett, a mother and day care worker, had been missing since Friday.
The motive for the slaying appears to be sexual assault, District Attorney John Morganelli said. He didn’t elaborate.
Police began focusing on the 53-year-old Graf after he gave inconsistent statements following Padgett’s disappearance, he said. Graf later gave a statement admitting he fatally shot her, Morganelli said.
Padgett’s body was found buried behind a shed on the property where Graf lives with Padgett’s mother. The couple operates a fence company at the site.
“During an interview with the investigators he [Graf] did admit that he intentionally and knowingly caused the death of the victim at his home,” Morganelli said, adding the crime may have been premeditated. Surveillance video shows a man prosecutors believe is Graf, dropping his truck off in the Dollar General parking lot Friday morning. Later in the day, Morganelli said Graf returned to the parking lot in Padgett’s SUV, parked it and drove off again in his truck.
Daily Commentary – Monday, November 17, 2014 – Recent Serious Sexual Assault Accusations Against Bill Cosby
- Have Bill Cosby keeping quiet on the subject on the advise of his attorney
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.
Four Teens Charged With Videotaping with Cellphones Themselves Having Sex with Intoxicated & Unconscious 15 Year Old Girl in Kannapolic, NC … How Are Their No Rape Charges?
What a future these fours teens have ahead of them …
Four teens, two 16 year old and two 15 year old boys face charges after videotaping themselves with their cell phones having sex with a 15 year old intoxicated and unconscious girl. According to police, the charge is preparation of an obscene video made using their cellphones. Two teens were students at South Rowan High School and the other from A.L. Brown High School. The video was not made on school grounds, but in a home where alcohol was present. According to an arrest warrant, the girl was intoxicated and unconscious when two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-old boys took turns making videos. It is unknown how many others received copies of the video. One of the teens charges was Randy Velazquez, who is in locked up under a $5,000 bond. Velazquez’s mother said she has no intention of getting her son out of jail and said he needs to learn a lesson from what he is accused of doing.
Wait a minute, am I missing something? Did the police not say that these boys had sex with an intoxicated and unconscious girl … how is this not sexual assault and rape as well? Also, it would be simple to determine who was sent the videos, would that not also be considered the crime of disseminating child porn? Hey Kanappolis DA … Wake the Hell up!!!
A 16-year-old and two 15-year-olds face charges after deputies said they videotaped themselves having sex with a 15-year-old who was intoxicated.
Police arrested a fourth teenager Friday afternoon.
The charge is preparation of an obscene video made using their cellphones.
Police showed Channel 9 some of the evidence which was one disc after another of the cellphone videos showing the teens having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
According to an arrest warrant, the girl was intoxicated and unconscious when two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-old boys took turns making videos.
8 Year Old Isabella Grogan-Cannella Missing Since 9/2/14 in Bullhead City, AZ (Update: Body Found Near Missing Girl’s Home)(Update: 26 Year Old Justin Rector Charged with Murder)(Update: Autopsy, Bella was Stragled)
The search is on for 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella who went missing from her home before 1:30 Tuesday morning, September 2, 2014 in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was last seen in her bed Monday night at her home on the 2400 block of Lakeside Drive (map). Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning, as “Bella’s” family told them that she wasn’t in her bed or anywhere in the house. According to reports, the FBI and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have been contacted. To date, there has yet to be an Amber Alert issued.
The Bullhead City Police Department said Isabella Grogan-Cannella disappeared before 1:30 a.m. from her home, located on Lakeside Drive.
The girl, who goes by Bella, is 4’8″ tall and between 80 and 90 pounds. She has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a green, sparkly tank top and dark shorts. She could be barefoot.
If anyone has any information concerning the child’s whereabouts, please call the Bullhead City Police Department at 928-763-1999.
UPDATE II: Body found near home of missing Arizona girl
Investigators found a body near the home of missing 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson said Wednesday.
Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the body, Williamson said, adding that investigators planned to finish gathering evidence at the scene and turn the body over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.
He would not provide additional information on the approximate age of the body, its gender or condition.
A body has been found in Bullhead City, Arizona, as authorities — including the FBI — search for an 8-year-old girl who has been missing for more than 40 hours, police said Wednesday.
At a news conference late Wednesday afternoon, police said it was too early to know whether the body is that of Isabella Grogan-Cannella, known as “Bella,” who went to bed Monday night but wasn’t there when her parents went to check on her shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. They said there were no signs of a break-in but that kidnapping was a possibility, and that they were searching the nearby Colorado River.
UPDATE III: 26 year old Justin James Rector arrested and charged with the kidnapping and first degree murder of Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella.
A 26-year-old man snatched an eight-year-old girl in the middle of the night as he stayed at her family’s home – before murdering her and leaving her body in a shallow grave, police have said.
Justin James Rector was arrested on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges on Thursday morning after the body of Bella Grogan-Cannella was found in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday.
At a press conference on Thursday, Police Chief Brian Williamson would not reveal how Bella died or if she had been sexually assaulted. He said they are still trying to determine a motive for the murder.
UPDATE IV: Medical Examiner Released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday … death was asphyxiation.
An 8-year-old girl reported missing from her Arizona home was strangled, authorities said Friday as they continued to investigate the case.
The Mohave County medical examiner released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday. The cause of death was asphyxiation.
Police found Isabella’s body in a shallow grave near her Bullhead City home Wednesday, a day after her family reported her missing.
Isabella was discovered wearing the same green, ruffled, sparkly tank top she had on when she was last seen. However, authorities said she didn’t have any clothing on her lower half and they are looking into whether she was the victim of sexual assault.
35 Year Old Stephen Howells & 25 Year Old Nicole Vaisey Arrested in Kidnapping of Two Amish Girls, Fannie and Delia Miller (VIDEO)(Update: Expect More Charges Like Sexual Assault and Rape)
A New York couple, 35 year old Stephen Howells and 25 year old Nicole Vaisey, have been arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish girls. Howells and Vaisey abducted 12 year old Fannie Miller and 7 year old Delia Miller on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm from their farm stand in Oswegatchie, NY prompting an AMBER ALERT.. The two girls were found safe on Thursday when their captors left them off at a home, and the individual returned them to their parents. The Hermon, NY couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse both Fannie and Delia Miller. Both Howells and Vaisey are being held without bond. Both have been charged with first degree kidnapping; however, more charges are sue to follow.
Stephen Howells – Nicole Vaisey
A New York couple arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters may have planned to abduct more children.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said Saturday that “there was the definite potential” of additional victims and that additional charges may be filed against Stephen Howells, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25.
The Hermon, N.Y., couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse a 7-year-old and 12-year-old after abducting them from a roadside farm stand in northern New York State earlier this week.
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
The sheriff said Howells and Vaisey “were targeting opportunities” and did not necessarily grab the girls because they are Amish.
“There was a lot of thought process that went into this,” Wells said. “They were looking for opportunities to victimize.”
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement late Friday saying the arrests of Howells and Vaisey “no doubt saved young children from future abuse.”
The two Amish sisters from northern New York who were kidnapped this week and then found safe a day later were sexually assaulted, the St. Lawrence County’s District Attorneys office told NBC News. Investigators believe suspects Stephen M. Howells II, 39, and Nicole F. Vaisey, 25 had planned the kidnapping using “coercion tactics” and knew ahead of time they wanted to take the girls, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells told reporters Saturday. Howells and Vaisey are being held without bail on first-degree kidnapping charges in the abduction and could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Wells added that “there was the definite potential” for additional victims, and the suspects could be hit with more charges.
Expect more charges to be added to the first degree kidnapping for Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey. Look for sexual assault and rape charges as well. Hopefully these two sex offenders will be going away for life.
More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
Computer hard drives and other potential evidence are still being collected Sunday from the home of Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, said Mary Rain, district attorney for St. Lawrence County.
“I 100 percent expect more charges,” Rain told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. She said the new charges, which she would not detail, could come after she meets with police investigators Monday or at the hearing Thursday. It’s also possible prosecutors would have to wait for results from forensic tests.
Unidentified 17 Year Old Male From Same Mobile Home Park Arrested in Aduction, Sexual Assault, Rape and Murder of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Wright
And this is why you do not let your 6 year old daughter just wander around and not know where she is at all times …
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon that an unidentified 17 year old male has been arrested in the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright in Bremerton, Washington. The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend. The police stated that the suspect will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges Jenise Wright. She was last seen Saturday night, August 2, 2014. Sadly, her her body was found in a wooded area near her home on August 7. The 17 year old suspect was booked into the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
A 17-year-old has been arrested in the sexual assault and killing of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s Washington home six days ago, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
Jenise Wright, who vanished from the mobile home park where her family lives in east Bremerton, Wash., on Sunday, was found dead Thursday. Her death was ruled a homicide Friday, law enforcement officials have said.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon. The suspect, identified only as a 17-year-old, was arrested at his home shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, police said during a news conference.
The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend, the Sheriff’s Office said.
He was being interviewed by detectives late Saturday afternoon, and will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges, police said.
Press Conference of the Arrest of 17 year old Suspect in rape and murder of 6 year old Jenise Wright
A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested Saturday after forensic evidence in the case positively identified him, said Detective Lt. Earl Smith, incident commander with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
“This investigation is far from over,” Smith told reporters at a news conference Saturday afternoon. “We have a lot still to do.”
The unidentified teen, who is a resident of the East Bremerton mobile home park where Jenise was discovered missing last Sunday morning, will be booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
It was unknown Saturday if the suspect and Jenise knew each other, but Smith said that is a possibility given the nature of the small community.
The suspect, who was living with his parents, was detained without incident at his residence in the 1300 block of Northeast Steele Creek Drive around 2:50 p.m. He will appear in Kitsap County District Court on Monday.
Henderson County, Tenn. Judge Rules Enough Evidence to Continue the Case Against Jeff Pearcy in 2011 Disapperance of Holly Bobo in Darden, TN … Witness Claims to Have Seen Holly Bobo on Video After She Went Missing
Oh Dear God if True …
A Henderson County, Tennessee judge ruled today that there was enough evidence and probably cause to go forward and continue the case against Jeff Pearcy in the disappearance of Holly Bobo. Pearcy is charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence . During today’s hearing, the state called witness Sandra King who testified she saw a video, about 30 and 45 seconds in length, featuring a woman crying with her hands tied-up and crying. Sandra King said the woman had blond hair and looked like Holly Bobo. King indicated Pearcy’s half-brother Mark shot the alleged video. King is believed to have lived with Jeff Pearcy for about two months from March to May 2014. To make matters worse, Sandra Kind stated, “He [Jeff] told me Mark [Pearcy] had video showing Zach Adams having sex with Bobo.” Holly Bobo has been missing since 7:30 am Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011 at her home on Swan Johnson Road in Darden, TN when she was kidnapped from her home in Decatur County, Tennessee.
Witness Sandra King testifying in Court
Holly Bobo was seen on video after she disappeared, according to a witness during a court proceeding Tuesday.
Jeff Pearcy was in court when a Henderson County judge ruled there is enough evidence to continue the case against Pearcy who is charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence .
Sandra King, who once lived with Pearcy, testified she saw a video of a tied up woman crying, “I seen [sic] a woman tied up. She was crying… she was blonde. Yes, it looked like Holly Bobo. I did not want to see more.”
King also testified Jeff told her Mark had a video of Zach Adams having sex with Holly Bobo according to WTVF-TV.
Missing: Holly Bobo
Zach Adams is charged with felony first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of Holly Bobo, though a body has never been found. Mark Pearcy has been held in Carroll County without bond.
Suspect Jeff Pearcy
King testified that Zachary Adams, who has been charged with murder and kidnapping in connection with Bobo’s disappearance, was also in the video.
“I knew what he was fixing to do; I did not want to see,” King said.
Jeffrey Pearcy and his brother, Mark Pearcy, are charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in Bobo’s murder.
King testified that Jeffrey Pearcy showed her the video that Mark Pearcy took of Adams having sex with Bobo. She said Bobo was tied up and crying.
So far, nobody else has seen the video, including investigators, so they set Jeffrey Pearcy up with a phone call.
“I said to him, ‘You know that video of Holly, if it would have been you in that video, I would have watched it,’ and he said, ‘Yes I know,’” King said.
Jeffrey Pearcy said he couldn’t hear what King was saying over the phone and believes this was all a mistake. He said this is a sex tape with Mark Pearcy and his ex-wife, who also happens to be named Holly.