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Los Angeles, CA -- Grim Sleeper is the nickname for convicted serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., responsible for at least ten murders and one attempted murder in Los Angeles, California.
August 10, 2011
Los Angeles, CA -- Los Angeles police detectives have significantly widened the number of cases they are reviewing as they search for more victims of the Grim Sleeper serial killer. LAPD detectives are now looking at 230 missing persons cases and unsolved killings going back to the mid-1970s, seeing whether there are any links to Grim Sleeper suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr., who has been charged in 10 killings. Officials said they are not sure how many cases might ultimately be linked but that they considered it important to cast the largest net possible. The bid to expand reviewable cases, whose number recently stood at 60, began three months ago as LAPD robbery-homicide detectives sought to include cases in South Los Angeles dating to May 1976, when Franklin got out of the Army.
The previous effort was concentrated from the early 1980s until Franklin's arrest in July 2010. During that time Franklin worked in the LAPD's motor pool and with the Los Angeles City Department of Sanitation. The sources stressed it would be a slow process to pull the records and remaining evidence from archives and that it was likely that many cases might never be linked. Nonetheless, they said it could provide some answers to families about the fate of their loved ones. "There's no telling what we will find," said one source, who asked not to be named citing the ongoing criminal case. The development comes as the LAPD is planning to re-release images of 51 women found in July 2010 among a cache of about 1,000 photographs and hundreds of hours of home video during a search of Franklin's South Los Angeles home. The LAPD originally released images of 180 unidentified women last December in hopes that those in the pictures, or their families, would contact police. Most let investigators know they were OK.
Franklin, 57, has been charged with murder in the slayings of Debra Jackson, 29; Henrietta Wright, 35; Bernita Sparks, age unknown; Mary Lowe, 26; Lachrica Jefferson, 22; Barbara Ware, 23; Alicia Alexander, 18; Princess Berthomieux, 15; Valerie McCorvey, 35; and Janecia Peters, 25.
Franklin, who has pleaded not guilty, is also charged with one count of attempted murder, apparently stemming from the 1988 shooting of a woman who police have said is the only Grim Sleeper victim known to have survived. On Monday, prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty against Franklin. Franklin's attorney has asked Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg to approve appointment of a second defense attorney because of the possibility of the death penalty in the case.
Updated: Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011, 10:26 AM PDT
Published : Wednesday, 09 Aug 2011
Police arrested a 52-year-old Redlands man for allegedly kidnapping and molesting a 4-year girl found naked in his apartment. The girl was playing outside her family's apartment at the Los Arboles complex on the 900 block of Pine Avenue on Monday when she went missing sometime before 7:30 p.m., said Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker. Her father went looking for his daughter and found her undressed, yelling and banging on a neighbor's window, Baker said. The father went inside the apartment, rescued her from a naked man inside and took her home calling police, authorities said. When police arrived, a crowd of neighbors had gathered outside the suspect's apartment, where he had locked himself inside and refused to come out, Baker said. After 30 minutes, officers arrested Terence Giberson on charges of child molestation and kidnapping. He was treated at Redlands Community Hospital for cuts on his arms from a possible suicide attempt, but the injuries were not life-threatening, Baker said. Giberson, who police said has no prior criminal record, is being held at West Valley Detention Center on $500,000 bail.
Updated: Wednesday, 09 Aug 2011, 01:47 PM PDT
Published : Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011, 10:13 PM MDT
SOCORRO, N.M. (WCJB) - A former New Mexico district court judge, disgraced after a high profile DWI case, is in the hospital fighting for his life. Police say he was attacked in his Socorro, N.M. law office just after 7 p.m. Friday night. They're still searching for whoever is responsible, and are calling the case an aggravated battery. Police add the former judge has very severe injuries.
Residents who work near the law office on the corner of California and Wal streets told media sources they heard what sounded like a loud car crash just before police arrived. When they got there, investigators dispatched emergency crews and Fitch was taken to a Socorro hospital and then transferred to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque. His condition is not being released, but a NM State Police official said it was still touch and go Saturday evening. That morning investigators combed the scene of the crime where stains marked the walls and evidence markers dotted the floor.
Updated: Wednesday, 09 Aug 2011, 01:47 PM PDT Published : Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011, 10:13 PM MDT PLEASANTON, Calif. - A 43-year-old man with an extensive criminal history has been arrested for the 1984 stabbing death of 14-year-old Tina Faelz, who was killed while walking home from school in the suburbs east of Oakland. In 1984 Tina Faelz was walking home from school when she was attacked and stabbed several times causing her death and now Steven John Carlson has been arrested in connection to the twenty seven year murder case. According to Pleasanton California police a recent DNA match led them to Steven John Carlson. Now the suspect who was sixteen at the time of the murder went to the same school as Tina Faelz. Steven John Carlson is no saint as he was convicted of sexual assault on a child and would later be convicted with assault with a weapon. Due to the age of Steven John Carlson at the time of the murder he will first appear in a juvenile court before being sent to an adult court to face charges in the Tina Faelz murder.Faelz disappeared on April 5, 1984, while walking home from Foothill High School in Pleasanton, Calif. She was found stabbed to death in a drainage area late that afternoon, police said. The area is located east of the high school campus, and at that time it was undeveloped and was frequently used by students walking to and from school, police said. Pleasanton police said that when Faelz's body was discovered, they conducted exhaustive crime-scene processing and interviewed classmates, friends, school faculty and nearby residents, reports the station. Officers searched the area but didn't find a suspect or a murder weapon, police said. In the 27 years since the murder, police kept the case open and investigated any tips or new information that emerged, but it remained unsolved. In late 2007 they again reviewed the physical evidence that was collected in 1984, taking into consideration scientific analyses that might not have been available at the time of the murder. Items were submitted to two different laboratories for evaluation and examination. Last October, the FBI crime lab in Quantico, Va., provided information to Pleasanton police that led to the suspect's identification.
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Air Date: August 2, 2011 7:45 PM; Posted: August 12, 2011 On February 7, 2010, Williams was interrogated at Ottawa Police Service headquarters by Detective Sergeant Jim Smyth, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police's Behavioural Sciences Unit. The interview started at 3 p.m. and by 7:45 p.m. he was describing his crimes. The interrogation lasted approximately ten hours. Excerpts of the confession were shown in court at Williams' sentencing hearing on October 20, 2010. In the confession, Williams gave details of his crimes, including the sexual assaults in Tweed and 82 break-ins and thefts. Some of them occurred in Ottawa homes within walking distance of his Orleans, Ontario home where he lived with his wife. Other break-ins and thefts occurred in Belleville, and in Tweed, where the couple had a cottage since 2004.
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August 10, 2011
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“If the world knew what I was doing, they would hang me from the highest tree.” -- 2005 entry from one of Warren Jeffs’s personal journals.
August 1, 2011
Updated: August 9, 2011 - 3:00 PM PDT
Updated: August 9, 2011 - Posted: August 3, 2011 Lauren Giddings' neighbor and Mercer law school classmate Stephen McDaniel has been charged with felony murder in her death, her father Bill Giddings said late Tuesday. Macon Police scheduled a press conference for Wednesday at 2 p.m. to update the case. McDaniel, 25, was already in jail on two burglary charges filed less than a day after Giddings' torso was found near her Macon apartment. She was last seen alive on Saturday June 25 and a friend reported her missing to police very early on June 30. Police searched around her Georgia Avenue apartment after sunrise and found her body in the trash.
"I think I can speak for all of our family and friends when I say we will all sleep a bit easier tonight! I personally think this is a big step in the right direction. I also would like to say that my heart goes out to the McDaniel family tonight and I will be praying for them."The Bibb County Sheriff's Chief Deputy, David Davis, said McDaniel was served in jail with the murder charge between 9:30 and 10 p.m The murder charge was filed hours after Police Chief Mike Burns and the district attorney met to review the investigation, with just two days until McDaniel's scheduled bond hearing on burglary charges. Davis said McDaniel would continue to be kept isolated from other inmates. The Bibb County jail holds more than 900 inmates. Authorities have said McDaniel first came to their attention through television interviews he gave on the day Giddings' body was found. Tuesday morning, Giddings' father told media sources that investigators were leaning toward McDaniel as a suspect and that police had no other persons of interest in the case, despite their statements to the contrary. Bill Giddings said Macon police had gotten some results back from the FBI on evidence collected in the investigation of his daughter's death, and that it "shows promise." Macon police have said they sent more than 200 pieces of evidence to the FBI crime lab in Quantico, Va. for analysis. They searched McDaniel's apartment at least three times. As weeks went by without an arrest, police had to address rumors that a serial killer was on the loose in Macon and that other victims had been found. At a news conference last week, Chief Burns said: "We're not hiding any bodies. We don't have a serial killer running loose...It's all rumors." Last week, investigators released Giddings' body to her family. Bill Giddings said he received the news of the murder charge on the night he picked out a burial plot for his daughter.
Updated: Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011, 10:13 PM MDT Published : Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011, 10:13 PM MDT
August 4, 2011 New York (WCJB) -- A New York man accused of drugging, smothering and dismembering an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy has been deemed mentally competent to stand trial, attorneys revealed in court Thursday. Prosecutors say Levi Aron abducted the boy, Leiby Kletzky, from his Brooklyn neighborhood on July 11. The accused then took Leiby to his apartment and killed him, they contend. Aron pleaded not guilty Thursday in a Brooklyn courtroom. Aron did not enter a plea at his arraignment last month, and he was under a suicide watch. A mental evaluation that his attorneys asked be conducted on their client was revealed in court Thursday. Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes applauded the decision. "Now that Mr. Aron has been found fit to proceed we will move forward expeditiously to bring his case to trial. I want to reaffirm that this case will go to trial and that there are absolutely no circumstances which would lead me to accept a plea bargain," Hynes said.