8 Year Old Madyson Middleton Was Lured to 15 Year Old Suspect’s Apartment Where She Was Raped, Strangled and Murdered
Oh dear God, Why do things like this happen to our precious children?
As if this story could not get any worse and heartbreaking. It is being reported that 8 year old Madyson Middleton, who went missing on Sunday, July 26 in Santa Cruz, CA and whose body was found later that day was raped and strangled prior to her body being hid in a trash dumpster. According to police, the girl was lured into the teen’s apartment on Sunday night where investigators found evidence that the girl was murdered inside the upstairs apartment before her body was carried down into the first floor garage then placed into a recycling bin.
Madyson Middleton, Rest in Peace
In a press conference on Monday Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel said, ”It appears that she was lured to the suspect’s apartment willingly. Additionally, we’ve determined that Maddy was murdered inside of the suspect’s apartment. She was then carried downstairs to the recycle bin.” What is wrong with people, some crimes just are more heinous than others. And its not “IF” the teen who committed this vile act could be tried as an adult, it is “WHEN” this animal is tried as an adult for this sick crime. Sorry, this 15 year old has zero hope and deserves no second chances to prey upon innocent children.
Sources say that the 8-year-old girl who vanished from her Santa Cruz apartment complex Sunday night was raped and strangled before her body was found inside a recycling bin.
Madyson Middleton’s body was discovered inside of a dumpster at the Tannery Arts Center by one of the department’s detectives Monday night. Police are not sure how long the body was inside the dumpster.
“At approximately 7:55 p.m., and this is extraordinarily heartbreaking news that I’m about to give to you, our detectives discovered the body of a young female inside of a dumpster at the complex located behind me,” said Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel on Monday night.
The mood turned hostile to outsiders as residents of the Tannery Arts Center, a unique artists’ community on the outskirts of this small beach town, came to grips with the fact that this may have been an inside job.
During a news conference on Tuesday, Police Chief Kevin Vogel told reporters that the little girl was probably dead even before she was reported missing Sunday evening.
“It appears that she was lured to the suspect’s apartment willingly,” said Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel. “Additionally, we’ve determined that Maddy was murdered inside of the suspect’s apartment. She was then carried downstairs to the recycle bin.”
Police believe all of this happened in less than an hour, right after she disappeared while riding her scooter and before police were called Sunday evening.
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Breaking News: Shooting at Movie Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana … 3 Dead, Including Gunman and 9 Injured in Grand 16 Theater Shooting
YET ANOTHER GUN FREE ZONE MASS MURDER SHOOTING …
A shooting has taken place at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana. According to reports, 9 people have been injured and 3 people are dead, including the gunman. The incident took place at about 7:30 PM when a 58 year old white male open fired during a showing of the movie ‘Trainwreck”. More than 100 people were in the theater at the time of the shooting. The shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to the Louisiana State police Facebook page, troopers are working closely with the Lafayette Police Department as well as numerous other agencies to provide assistance and investigate the shooting incident at the Grande Theater.
Three people, including the shooter, are now dead after a shooting at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street.
Brooks David of Louisiana State Police says the shooter was a 58-year-old male white male.
Lafayette Police Chief Robert Craft tells KLFY that the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The shooting happened during a showing of the movie ‘Trainwreck”
Nine people were injured in the shooting. Three of the victims are being at treated at Lafayette General Hospital, three are being treated at Lourdes Hospital, and two are being treated at Acadiana General Hospital.
Investigators say the shooting appears to be random. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street.
Officials said it appears the gunman entered the theater alone, and there is no threat to the public.”We don’t believe there’s anybody else involved,” Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson told reporters.
Authorities have located what they believe is the gunman’s car and called in the bomb squad after “suspicious” items were seen inside, Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson told reporters.
Katie Domingue, who was in the theater, told The Daily Advertiser newspaper that “an older white man” began shooting about 20 minutes into the movie.
“He wasn’t saying anything,” Domingue said. “I didn’t hear anybody screaming, either.”
Keifer Sanders told MSNBC TV that he was in another theater when “the screen went black,” alarms sounded and the audience was shepherded out the emergency exit.
Gov. Bobby Jindal praised the actions of two teachers inside the theater who performed what he called acts of heroism as gunfire erupted: A teacher leaped to protect another, potentially saving her life, and the second managed to pull the fire alarm, he said.
“Both teachers ended up shot. The second one, the one whose life was saved, even though she was shot in the leg she had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm to help save other lives,” he said.
James Holmes Convicted of First Degree Murder in 2012 Colorado Movie Theater Massacre in Aurora, Colorado
A jury has convicted James Holmes of First degree murder in the 2012 attack on defenseless movie goers in Aurora, Colorado where 12 people were killed. The jury also found Holmes guilty of attempted murder on all of the 140 counts against him for the 70 people wounded in the shooting. Hopefully, the next step will be that James Holmes is sentenced to death.
Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.
The 27-year-old Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded.
Jurors took about 13 hours over a day and a half to review all 165 charges. The same panel must now decide whether Holmes should pay with his life.
4 Marines Killed in Attacks on Chattanooga, TN Military Facilities (Update: Shooter ID’d as 24 Year Old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez)
The AP is reporting that four U.S. Marines have been killed as a gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday. The shooter also was killed. Law enforcement sources told CBS News that the shooting suspect was identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The FBI has taken charge of the investigation. The shooting attacks were carried out at the Army Recruiting Center on Lee highway in Chattanooga and the Naval and Marine Reserve Center at the Chattanooga Riverpark, locations that are only seven miles apart.
A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing four Marines and wounding two other service members and a police officer, officials told CBS News.
The shooter also was killed. Law enforcement sources told CBS News that the shooting suspect was identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. According to a U.S. law enforcement source, Abdulazeez was born in Kuwait and came to the United States in 1996. It’s unclear if and when he became an American citizen.
A U.S. official told CBS News that Abdulazeez was not on law enforcement radar concerning possible terror links or aspirations. The FBI was not aware of him as being any kind of threat.
The FBI’s Knoxville Field Office, along with the Chattanooga Police Department and other law enforcement partners, are working jointly to investigate today’s shootings at a military recruitment center and a reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee in which four individuals were killed and three injured. The shooter, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, is also deceased. While it would be premature to speculate on the motives of the shooter at this time, we will conduct a thorough investigation of this tragedy and provide updates as they are available.
Really, is it really premature to speculate as to what the motives of an individual like Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who shows all the signs of radicalized Islam and a lone wolf terrorist? Seriously? ISIS has previously called for attacks on America and specifically on uniformed police and military. Can we please stop the PC nonsense and just call this for what it is, TERRORISM.
Witnesses said that they heard dozens of shots as the suspected gunman, identified as 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, opened fire on two military installations sending people running for cover, according to the Associated press.
Abdulazeez, of Hixson, Tenn., was killed in a firefight with responding police officers after the rampage, a U.S. official said. The FBI said Friday night that the manner of his death was still being determined.
A motive for the shooting was still under investigation, but officials were investigating whether he was inspired by ISIS or other terrorist groups.
“My main message right now is obviously the deepest sympathies of the American people to the four Marines that have been killed,” President Obama said to reporters in the Oval Office. “It is a heartbreaking circumstance for these individuals … to be killed in this fashion.”
DO POLICE LIVES MATTER?
A St. Louis police officer was shot ambush style as he sat in his car in the Central West End Tuesday morning, shortly before 5 AM on Maryland Avenue, between Kingshighway and N. Euclid. Thankfully, his bulletproof vest did its job as following the shooting the officer was was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Following the shooting, a car sped away with three men inside. The gunman was described as a black man between 18 and 22 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, thin build with a medium complexion. He wore a black bandanna when he started shooting but the bandanna fell off. The officer got a look at his face and said the gunman had some facial hair. The police are actively searching for four African-American males who fled the scene in a gray or silver Ford Taurus. One suspect may have been injured.
A St. Louis police officer was shot and wounded in an ambush while sitting in his own car working a second job in the Central West End early Tuesday, police said.
A bulletproof vest saved the officer’s life, and the search was under way for the shooters, said Police Chief Sam Dotson.
The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening, police said. The officer, a 39-year-old sergeant who has been with the department for 16 years, suffered injuries to his torso or side.
“They tried to assassinate a police officer,” said Police Chief Sam Dotson.
The wounded officer was in full uniform and was seated in his own personal vehicle working a secondary security job when he was shot. The officer said he saw two men walking in the area, but he did not speak to them or confront them, Dotson said.
UPDATE I: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said, “They targeted, they ambushed, they tried to assassinate a police officer.”
The sergeant was in his full uniform and personal vehicle when he saw two individuals walking down the street. Chief Dotson said the sergeant did not bother the individuals but saw them walking in the area a short time later with a third person, he monitored them again and did not exit his vehicle.
Shortly after the individuals walked past a second time, the sergeant observed the suspect vehicle approach him with four people inside, including the three he saw walking in the area earlier. The suspect vehicle pulled directly in front of the sergeant’s vehicle and one of the passengers exited the front side, with a bandana over his face, and began firing shots at the sergeant, who was still inside his vehicle, Chief Dotson said.
After the suspect fired shots, the sergeant returned fire. The sergeant told authorities he believes one of the suspects may have been struck by his gunshots.
The suspect vehicle began leaving the scene and the suspect who fired the shots ran on foot. While in his vehicle, the sergeant followed the suspect that was running on foot but lost him after he entered a parking garage on York, Chief Dotson said.
Missing Maricopa, Arizona Couple, 44 Year Old Michael Careccia & 42 Year Old Tina Careccia, Bodies Found … Jose Valenzuela Arrested & Charged with First Degree Murder
The bodies of missing 44 year old Michael Careccia and his wife, 42 year old Tina Careccia have been found in Maricopa, Arizona. The bodies were found on the property of 38 year old Jose Valenzuela in a 6 foot grave. Valenzuela reportedly confessed to the crime and has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond. Valenzuela reportedly shot the victims with a .22 caliber handgun. Valenzuela claims that he and the couple have been acquainted for the past two years and used methamphetamine together. Michael Careccia and Tina Careccia went missing on 6/22/15. Investigators said Valenzuela brought meth to the couple’s home the day before they went missing, Father’s Day. Then they went to Valenzuela’s home later that day and Valenzuela brandished a weapon during a fight. Of course this is the comments of a man facing two counts of first degree murder. A toxicology will have to be done to confirm any of his comments.
A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine at the time, authorities said Thursday.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Jose Valenzuela, 38, acknowledged killing Michael Careccia, 44, and his wife, Tina, 42.
“Essentially he confessed,” Babeu said at a news conference.
Valenzuela has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond.
According to Babeu, Valenzuela was found with a .22 caliber revolver that authorities believe is the murder weapon.
Two bodies were recovered from Valenzuela’s property and identified as the couple, authorities said. The grave was not noticeable initially because the suspect had piled other debris and materials on top of it, Babeu added.
Jose Valenzuela claims a fight broke out after he had provided drugs to the couple. Read the story and see if it makes any sense or was Jose on meth at the time he confessed to authorities?
Valenzuela claimed he brought Michael and Tina Careccia the drug on June 21 and attended a Father’s Day party at the Carrecias’ home, Babeu said.
“Sometime later that evening … they went over to Valenzuela’s home, and something happened, a fight ensued and that’s when he brandished a weapon,” Babeu told reporters.
Valenzuela allegedly used a .22-caliber revolver to kill the couple. He shot Michael Careccia first, and then shot Tina Careccia sometime later, Babeu said. Investigators believe Valenzuela was high on drugs at the time of the killings.
The bodies were kept on the property, possibly in a shed, until Valenzuela borrowed a backhoe from an acquaintance and buried them in a six-foot deep grave, and their car was moved to a location away from the home, Babeu said.
ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO …
Convicted murderer and prison escapee Richard Matt has been shot and killed by authorities in update New York. According to ABC News, Richard Matt was killed by a Customs and Border Protection SWAT team at about 3:45 PM in Elephant’s Head, New York, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border. Matt had a 20-gauge shotgun on him at the time of the incident. The manhunt continues for convicted murderer David Sweat. The two convicted murderers escapade from the from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York with the aid of Joyce Mitchell and 57 year old prison guard Gene Palmer.
Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by authorities in upstate New York Friday, according to officials, 20 days after he made an elaborate escape from prison.
Matt, armed with a 20-gauge shotgun, was shot and killed by a Customs and Border Protection SWAT team at about 3:45 p.m. in Elephant’s Head, New York, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border and just 50 miles away from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., after he was spotted by a law enforcement officer walking in the woods.
Officials said earlier Friday they had no reason to believe Matt wasn’t with fellow escapee David Sweat but he has not been sighted since his escape.
One Person Decapitated & Several Injured in Islamic Terror Attack on a US Owned factory in France (Update: One Terrorist Killed, One Arrested)
ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK IN FRANCE …
The BBC is reporting that there has been a terrorist attack at a factory in France that has left one individual dead and several injured. The attack occurred around 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT), when a car crashed through the gates of the US owned company Air Products plant in southeastern France’s town of Saint-Quentin Fallavier. Officials said that set off an explosion. French President Francois Hollande has called this an act of terrorism. President Hollande stated the decapitated body was found with “inscriptions” on it and said the attack bore the hallmarks of terrorism, adding that security has been stepped up at sensitive sites in France. The decapitated body was found with Islamic flags placed nearby.
A man has been decapitated and several others injured at a factory in France in what President Francois Hollande has called a terrorist attack.
Two men drove into the Air Products gas factory near Lyon, French officials said, before several explosions were heard.
One of the suspects, who was investigated by police in 2006, has been arrested.
The dead man was found with Arabic inscriptions on him and an Islamist flag was found near the site.
At a press conference from Brussels, Mr Hollande confirmed that two attackers had targeted the chemicals factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, crashing into it in a car.
“We have no doubt that the attack was to blow up the building. It bears the hallmarks of a terrorist attack,” he said
UPDATE I: Multiple Arrests After Factory Attack.
A 30 year old has been arrested who is reportedly known to authorities. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect was believed to be from the area and had been flagged in 2006 for ties to Islamic extremists, but surveillance was dropped in 2008.
France’s top security official says a man arrested in the attack at a gas factory in southeastern France was known to intelligence services for possible ties to Islamic extremists but had no arrest record.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says the investigation has just begun and cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
The suspect had been flagged as an extremist in 2006 and then police monitoring dropped off two years later, according to Cazeneuve.
A Question to the Gun Grabbing Liberals … Why Do Gunmen Target Churches And Schools, Not NRA Meetings?
Breitbart asks as very good question, Why Do Gunmen Target Churches And Schools, Not NRA Meetings?
In the wake of the deadly shootings at the historic Emanuel American Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC where 9 innocent black church members, including Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, were murdered at the hands of a racist, hate-filled individual Dylann Roof, some liberal Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were quick to politicize the heinous crime and call for grabbing, rather than mourn and honor the victims. However, Breitbart.com ask and interesting and provocative question following this murder of innocents, who’s only crime was to worship and be a Bible study.
Breitbart asks … Why Do Gunmen Target Churches And Schools, Not NRA Meetings? The short answer is, because they would be dead before they were able to pull the gun out of their pocket. So the next time a gun grabbing liberal spouts off about ending violence with gun grabbing rhetoric remember one thing, as Breitbart opines, an “unarmed people are vulnerable people, and criminal predators prey upon them.” There is a reason why criminals attack schools, churches and movie theatres, they are gun free zones and the people with evil intent know that and exploit it.
In the wake of the heinous attack on Charleston’s Emanuel American Methodist Episcopal Church, Democrats’ ritual calls for more gun control have louder than usual, and a mainstream media’s focus on the threat of “mass shootings” has been kicked up a notch.
The question none of the Democrats or media outlets have asked is why gunmen, historically speaking, attack churches and school but bypass NRA meetings?
Why do they target Fort Hood twice within a five years period while opening fire in Walmart remains unpopular?
To ask the questions is to answer them. Law-abiding citizens are largely prohibited from possessing guns for self-defense in churches and schools around the country, but they may be heavily and openly armed at an NRA meeting. Likewise, soldiers are then mandated to be unarmed on stateside military bases while law-abiding shoppers at Walmart can and frequently do carry guns to protect themselves and their families.
In the end, when you take the guns away from the law-abiding citizens guess who are the only ones who have them?
Police Officer Daryle Holloway Police Shot & Killed in New Orleans (Update: Police Arrest Shooting Suspect Travis Boys)
DO POLICE LIVES MATTER … WHERE ARE THE RABBLE ROUSERS PROTESTING THE MURDER OF THIS BLACK MAN?
On Saturday 33 year old Travis Boys shot and killed Officer Daryle Holloway while being transported in his police unit.46 year old Daryle Holloway, a 22 year veteran of the police force died shortly after 9 AM. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Tyler Gamble stated that officer Holloway was taking Boys to Orleans Parish Prison when the flexible perp maneuvered his hands to the front of his body, shot the cop and then busted through the cruiser cage that separates the front and back seats to escape out of the passenger side door. Boys then fled on foot after the police vehicle crashed into a utility pole near the intersection of Elysian Fields and North Claiborne Aves.
NOPD Daryle Holloway, Rest in Peace
A massive manhunt was underway for a man suspected of fatally shooting a New Orleans police officer while he was handcuffed in the back of the cop’s patrol car, authorities said.
Officer Daryle Holloway, 46, was killed during a struggle with accused shooter Travis Boys, who smuggled a gun into the cruiser and managed to shoot the officer in the right side of his chest while he was handcuffed, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Tyler Gamble said.
The 22-year veteran of the police force died shortly after 9 a.m., leaving his heartbroken family reeling a day after they had gone shopping for Father’s Day.
New Orleans police arrested Sunday the man suspected of shooting and killing a police officer who was transporting him to jail a day earlier, ending a nearly 24-hour manhunt that left residents on edge.
During a press conference Sunday, New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison said Travis Boys, 33, was arrested Sunday morning near the intersection of Reynes St. and St. Claude Ave. Boys was arrested through tips received across the metropolitan area, Harrison said, which detailed the Dodge pickup truck Boys was spotted in. Marshals pursued Boys in the truck, then continued the chase on foot when he abandoned the vehicle and fled into the St. Roch neighborhood.
Boys was arrested as he boarded a commuter bus, Harrison said. The suspect was still wearing parts of the broken handcuffs he had on when he escaped police custody Saturday. He will be charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated escape and illegal possession of a firearm, as well as the aggravated assault charge, Harrison said.