Posts Tagged ‘Murder’

Zimmerman at it again, according to CNN News.

A photo posted online Monday, December 3, shows George Zimmerman with blood on his nose and lips. His attorneys say it was taken the night unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, 28, faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Martin in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. Other evidence photos were released earlier this year:

A photo posted online Monday, December 3, shows George Zimmerman with blood on his nose and lips. His attorneys say it was taken the night unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, 28, faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Martin in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. Other evidence photos were released earlier this year:

(CNN) — George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Florida boy, is suing NBC Universal for using “the oldest form of yellow journalism” by editing an audio tape of his 911 call to make him sound racist, the lawsuit says. He is seeking “damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit” in Seminole County Circuit Court in Florida, where the lawsuit was filed Thursday.

Zimmerman, who is Hispanic and is charged with second-degree murder, is accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, who was African-American. The February incident has provoked national controversy.

Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. Attorneys for Martin’s family say the teen was shot and killed “in cold blood.”

“NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain,” the lawsuit says.

“Because of NBC’s deceptive and exploitative manipulations, the public wrongly believes that Zimmerman ‘use(d) a racial epithet’ while describing Martin during the call to the dispatcher on that fateful night,” the suit says.

NBC Universal disputed the accusations Friday.

“There was no intent to portray Mr. Zimmerman unfairly,” the company said in a prepared statement. “We intend to vigorously defend our position in court.”

The defamation lawsuit accuses the network of sensationalizing and manipulating a potential “racial powder keg that would result in months, if not years, of topics for their failing news program, particularly the plummeting ratings for their ailing Today Show.”

The edited recordings included multiple deletions, removed intervening dialogue between Zimmerman and the dispatcher, and juxtaposed unrelated content “to make it appear that Zimmerman was a racist, and that he was racially profiling Trayvon Martin,” the lawsuit says.

NBC aired various edited versions of the 911 call on March 19, 20, 22 and 27, the suit says.

The suit accuses the network of malice, highlighting correspondent Ron Allen’s segment on “The Today Show” on March 27.

Timeline of events in case

Click here for full article  and additional photos of George Zimmerman’s injuries.

Source: CNN

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01/09/13 LOUISIANA – A Crimestoppers tip led authorities Tuesday to a Kentwood house where a man wanted for allegedly murdering a mother in front of her children in New Orleans was being hidden by his ex-girlfriend, police said. The suspect’s gunfire in Central City last month also wounded three other people, said Remi Braden, a spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department.

U.S. marshals and the NOPD’s Violent Offenders Warrant Squad picked up 39-year-old Larry Haynes around 5 a.m. at his ex-girlfriend’s house in Kentwood.

Haynes was booked into a Tangipahoa Parish jail on Tuesday. Police said he would be transferred to the Orleans Parish jail on Wednesday to be booked on one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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Larry Haynes, 39, accused of murdering 26-year-old mother in front of her children, as well as shooting three others.

Police said Haynes opened fire after an argument in the 2800 block of South Roman Street at about 2:40 a.m. on Dec. 1. He allegedly killed 26-year-old Tiara Reynolds while her children looked on. He also shot his 32-year-old girlfriend in the arm, a 48-year-old man in the head and another man in the body, police said.

Detectives found a trail of blood leading from the crime scene, suggesting that Haynes may have been wounded in the shooting. The lead homicide detective in the case, Elizabeth Garcia, identified Haynes as a suspect within hours of the killing. Police released Haynes’ photo later on Dec. 1.

“This was an excellent job done by Detective Garcia. … We knew it was only a matter of time before someone gave him up,” NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in a news release Tuesday.

Haynes’ prior arrests included for first-degree murder during a crime, using a firearm during a crime, battery on a police officer, domestic violence, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, crack and marijuana possession, and flight from an officer.

“Looking at his lengthy record, it’s obvious that our officers have arrested this man time and time again — including on an illegal firearm charge,” Serpas said. “He had no business walking the streets last month, and should never have had the opportunity to kill this mother in front of her children.”

According to a report on The Uptown Messenger, Haynes was employed as a janitor at Lusher Charter School’s Fortier campus at 5624 Freret St. After Haynes was named as a suspect, the school changed all its locks and consulted with investigators. The incident prompted the school to review its processes for screening employees.

Police had said on Dec. 5 they believed a friend or family member was aiding Haynes in eluding the police. Police warned then that anyone caught helping him could be charged with being an accessory after the fact, which can carry up to five years in prison and a $500 fine.

It was not immediately known whether the ex-girlfriend who was housing Haynes in Kentwood would be arrested and charged. An NOPD spokesman said that decision would be made by Tangipahoa Parish authorities.

Source of article: NOLA

eder_wantedCarl Alfred Eder was a 16-year-old homeless teenager in the fall of 1958 when Thomas Pendergast, a family man and father of four, seen the young man hitchhiking alone on the San Diego Freeway and decided to give him a lift. He later invited the teen to stay at his home until he got a job and got on his feet.

Less than two months later, on December 12, 1958, a gruesome discovery was made at the Pendergast family home in El Cajon.

Thomas Pendergast had gone to work earlier that day and came home to his wife Lois Pendergast, 4-year-old daughter Diane, 2-year-old toddler named Allen, 6-year-old Thomas Jr. and 9-year-old David, who all had been bludgeoned/stabbed to death.

They were murdered in cold blood and Eder was the culprit.

When Eder was being interviewed by police, he told them that Diane Pendergast, the 4-year-old, was annoying him so he flipped out. He ran and got his shotgun and shot Mrs. Pendergast in the head. He then got a butcher-knife and went after Diane, stabbing her viciously and slashing her throat. He then went after the toddler with just as much force and after killing him, he proceeded to attack the rest of the family.

 They were stabbed so violently, authorities say they were disemboweled.

When Mr. Pendergast arrived home from work, Eder made him drive him around until he (Eder) decided to flee on foot. Mr. Pendergast then went back to his home and that’s when he discovered his butchered family.

El Cajon police arrested Eder and he was booked and went to trail where he was convicted and sentenced to two life terms. He was serving his sentence in Tehachapi, CA when he escaped in 1974 at age 32 years of age.

Two years after escaping, a badly composed body was discovered on the Pendergast property–chained to two cinder blocks. The male had been dead two weeks but it wasn’t Eder.

Crime scene photo of victim discovered at the Pendergast home

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Age enhanced photo of what Eder may look like today. He turned 70-years-old in 2012.

Sex: Male
Race: White
Current Age: 70
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 165 – 175 lbs.
Other Phys. Characteristics:
Cops say Eder probably still has several moles on his cheeks and left eye. They say he has sunken eyes and hollow cheekbones.
Location information:
Cops say Eder may be working as a lab technician. They say he is skilled with knives and woodwork. He is very good at making cabinets.
Last Seen:
El Cajon , CA

Carl Eder was featured on America’s Most Wanted with the first airing on February 8, 1989 and was reaired since then, with the most recent airing on October 12, 2012

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Carl Alfred Eder you’re asked to please contact: The Cold Homicide Unit of the El Cajon Police Department by calling 619-441-5530  or leave an online tip by emailing: coldhomicideunit@ci.elcajon.ca.us

Karen_KingKaren Lynn King (pictured left) is a 52-year-old woman from Canton, Georgia who is wanted by authorities for murdering her husband, 46-year-old Lyndon Baines Smith in Cherokee County 10 months ago.

Police say King as well as her two sons, 22-year-old Lyndon Ahlik Smith and 17-year-old Alonte Lyndell Smith, along with 22-year-old Robert Sylva Jr, 22-year-old Melvin Floyd and 24-year-old Will Cortez Robinson, also known as his stage name ”Scrapp Deleon,” all residents of Atlanta, Georgia, to help her murder her husband who was also the father of Lyndon and Alonte.

King and the five young men had planned and plotted what they were going to do for some time and on March 4, 2012, they put their plan into action.

Smith was unknowingly lured by his sons to a BridgeMill community in Canton  and while there, the five men attacked him. After beating him, Melvin Floyd placed his body into a 2004 Mercury Sable and drove to Alabama. During this long ride, Smith was still clinging to life in the trunk.

Floyd was stopped during a routine traffic stop and cops suspected something illegal was going on due to Floyd’s suspicious behavior. They asked him to get out of the vehicle, placed handcuffs on him, and proceeded to search his car. When they opened the trunk they discovered the badly beaten body of Smith, who was near death. Floyd was immediately arrested and Smith was rushed to the local hospital where he died shortly after.

The other four suspects, including Smith’s two sons, were all eventually arrested but Karen King, who was dubbed the ”mastermind” behind the murder, remains on the run.

According to authorities, King has ties to Miami, Florida which is the same City her son was captured in.

Karen King’s Description:

Sex: Female
Race: Black
Current Age: 52
Height: 5’3″
Weight: 149
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
Black
Eyes:
Brown
Scars and Tattoos:
Tattoo of heart on back right shoulder with the word “Harvey’s GIrl” inside. Non-specific tattoo on left breast.
Traits and Habits:
Always travels with her two pet Shih Tzu dogs named Isabella and Amari
Last Seen:
Canton , GA
Other Possible Locations:
Miami , FL
Last Known Locations:
Canton , GA
4140 Gold Mill Ridge, GA 30115
Prior Convictions:
Counterfeiting, Atlanta, GA

This case is featured on America’s Most Wanted, with the latest airing on October 12, 2012

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact 911 or the case investigators at 770-928-0239

12/29/12 UPDATE QUEENS, NYC —

  • Police in Brooklyn picked up a 31-year-old homeless woman suspected in the fatal subway shove case
  • She was still wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video the night of the incident
  • Victim was identified as Sunando Sen, 46, an immigrant from Calcutta, India
  • Roommates say Sen had just opened a copy shop with a partner on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
  • Sen was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens at about 8pm Thursday
  • Witnesses said the woman had been following him and mumbling to herself before shoving him onto the tracks
  • Officers are searching for the woman who is described as Hispanic, in her 20s and heavy set and have released surveillance footage
  • Homeless Naeem Davis, 30, was charged with the murder of Ki-SuckHan after he was shoved in front of a train in Times Square on Dec. 3

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Composite sketch of 31-year-old homeless woman (above) accused of pushing Sunando Sen, below, to his death in front of a 7 train in Queens

Innocent: Sunando Sen, 46, a native of Calcutta, India, has been identified as the man who was shoved onto the subway tracks in front of an oncoming train

olice have detained a woman Saturday suspected of pushing an Indian immigrant to his death onto the subway tracks in New York City.

According to the New York Post, investigators took the 31-year-old homeless woman into custody wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video that showed her fleeing from the 40th Street-Lowery train station in Queens on the night of the attack.

The woman, who has not been charged yet, was picked up at at around 5am at the corner of Empire Boulevard and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, the sources told The Post. Click here for full updated article.. by Dailymail.

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12/28/12 QUEENS, NYC — NYPD Searching For Unidentified Woman Accused Of Killing Man By Pushing Him Onto The Subway Tracks

Scene outside NYC subway station where man was pushed to his death onto tracks in front of oncoming train on night of Dec. 27, 2012, according to police, in the city's second such incident this month.

Outside NYC subway station where man was pushed to his death onto tracks in front of oncoming train Yesterday night (link to surveillance video showing the unidentified woman can be found at the end of this post)

NYPD are searching for the unidentified woman who they said fled a train station immediately after pushing an unsuspecting man to his death at a Subway Train Station in New York City.

The man, who has not been identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens Boulevard in the Sunnyside neighborhood at approximately 8pm last night (12/27/12) when an unidentified woman shoved him onto the tracks.

According to witnesses, the woman was supposedly following the man while mumbling to herself and although her mumbling drew attention, it appears the victim had not noticed he was being followed. According to police, the woman was sitting on a bench and when the train pulled in, she got up and shoved the man down. The man had apparently been standing with his back to her and the woman pushed him at the last possible second, giving the man no time to defend or save himself.

The victim was hit by the first car of an 11-car northbound train and got stuck under the wheels of the second. He was pronounced dead at the scene and according to NYPD, he had sustained ‘terrible injuries that make providing a description difficult at this time.’

I heard the train screech as it was stopping and then heard this loud scream,‘ Linda Santini-Tripodis, who was under the 40th Street station at the time, told The Sunnyside Post. ‘I’m never going to forget that scream for as long as I live.’

Crime scene: The shocking incident occurred at a station in Queens, pictured, and is the second horrific case this month

Photo which shows the train station in New York City where a man was pushed to his death

This isn’t December’s first NYC Subway murder. Earlier this month, a very similar attack happened which involved a man being pushed his death on the subway tracks in NYC.

On December 3, 2012, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was pushed to his death in Time Square by Naeem Davis, a thirty year old homeless man who was also described by witnesses as ‘mumbling to himself’ shortly before pushing Han in front of a train. Davis was soon arrested after being identified on surveillance tape. He has been charged with first degree murder.

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Photo of Ki-Suck Han a forty-eight year old married man who was killed earlier this month in a similar attack

A photograph of Han on the tracks a split second before he was killed was published on the front of the New York Post the following day, which caused outrage and debate over whether the photographer, who had also been waiting for a train, should have tried to help him and whether the newspaper should have run the image. Apparently no one else tried to help up Han, either.

Police viewed footage from a 24-hour surveillance camera outside a pizza restaurant located across from the station and were able to obtain clear images of the suspect, according to The New York Times.

‘She jumps from the stairs and she just runs,’ said Oasis Restaurant owner, Giovanni Briones.

Briones went on to say that he did not recognize the woman but that a restaurant regular was on the train and felt a bump as it ran over the man.

Police have very little to go on and are hoping the public will help in identifying the suspect who is described as being 5’5” tall, heavy-set Hispanic female, in her twenties wearing a blue, white and gray jacket and Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WHICH SHOWS THE WOMAN RUNNING

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: NYC Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, text “TIP577” (plus your message) to “CRIMES” (274637), or submit a tip online.

Manhatten Hitman Murders Man In Broad Daylight

A shocking image has been released of the moment a suspected hit man followed closely behind his victim on a busy Manhattan street and pulled a gun out of his pocket, right before he shot him in the head at close range.

NYPD have released CCTV footage which shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, from Los Angeles, walking and texting on his phone as his killer gets out of his getaway car and walks almost beside him.

The killer exited the passenger side door of his light grey Lincoln Sedan on 58th Street and casually popped the hood of his black sweatshirt before taking the semi-automatic pistol out of his pocket.

He followed his victim for around ten minutes before killing him.

Moment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylightMoment of attack: Brandon Woodard is seen texting on his phone moments before his killer, on the left, pulls a gun from his pocket and shoots him in the head in broad daylight

Killed: Brandon Woodard, 31, was the victim of a targeted hit, police believe

Victim: Brandon Woodard was said to have been trying to turn around a life of crime after being arrested on a number of charges and was studying law

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Police say it was a targeted hit. The killer is still at large.

The NYPD released a statement saying: ‘In the video, the gunman wanted in the shooting death yesterday of Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31 of Los Angeles, is seen ten minutes before the shooting.

‘The shooter, who appears to be bald and may have a beard, exited a late model Lincoln sedan, initially bare-headed, but soon pulled the hood of his jacket over his head.

‘Ten minutes later, at approximately 2:00pm, the shooter walked up behind Woodard and fired.  In the attached still, the gunman is seen behind Woodard  a moment before the shooting, pulling the weapon from his jacket pocket.’

Click the link at the top for full article and to watch CCTV footage showing the killer standing by his gateaway vehicle.

 

BYRON SMITH: Murder or Self Defence?

Byron Smith (center) and the teens he shot — Haile Kifer (left) and her cousin Nicholas Brady (right).

According to 64-year-old retired State Department worker Byron Smith, two Little Falls teens broke into his rural home on the Mississippi River when he shot and killed them in self-defense. He then let the bodies sit in his house for more than a day before authorities, following up on a suspicious vehicle report, came to Smith’s home and he told them about what happened.

The criminal complaint says that Smith shot the two as they came down his basement stairs several minutes apart on Thanksgiving Day. The complaint adds that he shot them numerous times – each in the head after already critically wounding them.

He then waited a day before asking a neighbor to alert authorities, the document added.

According to Smith, his home was burlarized on multiple occasions (eight) and he believes the teens had something to do with atleast a few.

Smith told investigators he shot Schaeffel as he walked down the stairs, then shot him again in the face as he lay on the floor looking at him.

“I want him dead,” Smith told police.

Smith said he sat down in a chair when Kifer started walking down the steps. Smith shot her and she also fell down the stairs. He tried to shoot her a second time, but his rifle jammed. When the gun jammed, Kifer laughed at him, fueling his anger.

“If you’re trying to shoot somebody and they laugh at you, you go again,” he told police.

Smith told police he then shot Kifer “more times than I needed to” in the chest, leaving her gasping for air. He ended her suffering with a “good, clean finishing shot” under her chin.

“Smith acknowledged leaving the bodies in his home overnight before calling a neighbor to ask about a lawyer and to request that authorities be notified,” the Strib reports.

Source: blogs.citypages (clicking on the photo of Smith and the murdered teens will link you to the source.)