A couple in Ontario, N.Y. are facing charges for the murder of 52-year-old Julie Martin, who was found smothered to death in her home. The plan was to kill the mother and collect on her insurance policy but the plan was figured out. The boyfriend and daughter both face up to 20 years behind bars.
A Seattle, WA. man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for shooting his grandmother, ex-girlfriend, and ex-girlfriend’s dog. The man was previously ordered to not have any contact with either of the parties but failed to follow the court’s orders. On July 7, 2015 the man started his crime spree until he was taken into custody. The defense attempted to place the blame on a bad childhood and drug addiction.
A New Orleans man is behind bars after beating a man to death who had previously pickpocketed his wallet. 31-year-old man is facing manslaughter charges and can see up to 40 years in prison.
A Sacramento neighborhood was shaken when workers helping with a home renovation discovered human bones, eventually finding the entire skeleton the day after Christmas. After a brief investigation a suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of stabbing his roommate in 2015 and disposing of his body in the backyard.
A former soul singer was beaten and strangled by a young homeless man on January 1st, 2018. The singer had taken to the streets in recent years and was trying to find shelter where she could when a 22-year-old Rosendo Xo Pec attempted to rape the 76-year-old woman. As she attempted to flee and alert others the assailant became increasingly violent as he struck the woman in the head and began choking her. She would die before help arrived. Thankfully Rosendo was taken into custody and faces multiple charges
Alta Vista, Iowa. August 30th, 2017. 911 dispatch is summoned to the home of a young child, Sterling Koehn. The parents of the child called concerned and reported that their 4-month old infant was unresponsive. As soon as paramedics arrived they were shocked at what was discovered. The lifeless corpse of a child in a baby swing, slumped and unmoving. The child was found dead with maggots littered throughout his body and within his clothes. Authorities would later comment the child had not been fed or cleaned in days, theorizing he was left in the swing, unsupervised for days before finally perishing from the neglect.
The parents have been charged with child endangerment and first-degree murder with their first court appearance scheduled for Nov. 2, 2017.
October 19th, 2017. Helena, Montana. Twins Travis and Eric Carlson were both discovered dead from gunshot wounds. After an autopsy it has been theorized by authorities that Travis was murdered by Eric and Eric died by his own hand, allegedly self-inflicted gun shot wounds. Official motive has not yet been established and the twin untimely deaths are still under investigation.
A 42-year-old woman named Melissa Manhart was found dead on her porch at an apartment complex earlier this month. She had died from a single gun shot wound to the face. The crime is an open case and is being investigated by the Pittsburgh violent crime unit.
Please contact your local law enforcement if you have any information.