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Wyo. campus killer 'near genius' at odds with dad
Dec 3, 2012, - 0 Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man who killed his father in front of a computer science class at a Wyoming community college was a "borderline genius" upset by the belief he had inherited Asperger's Syndrome from his dad, an aunt of the killer said Monday.

Christopher Krumm, 25, blamed Asperger's for his trouble keeping jobs after he got a master's degree in electrical engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 2009, said Barbara Nichols, of Bakersfield, Calif.

"Nice to be around. Never caused any trouble of any kind," said Nichols, who'd briefly lived with her sister's family in Casper in the early 1990s.

Asperger's is a mild form of autism. Asperger's is associated with difficulty making social connections but is not normally associated with predilection to violent behavior.

Former Crime Stoppers boss sentenced for stealing from program
Dec 3, 2012, - 0 Comments

Dallas Morning New

A former Dallas police officer was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in federal prison for defrauding Crime Stoppers of at least $250,000 in the years that she oversaw the popular cash-for-tips program.

U.S. District Judge David Godbey called Theadora Ross’ crime an “outrageous betrayal of the public trust” in handing down a 46-month sentence. The judge said he likely would have given her a harsher sentence if not for the fact that she has an adult daughter with Down syndrome and other health problems who relies on her for care.

But Godbey said it appeared Ross was motivated by greed and not concern for her daughter.

“This went on for years, and she recruited other people to help her in this criminal enterprise,” Godbey said. “I wonder if she thought about what would happen to her daughter if she got caught.”

Curacao Police Have New Leads in $11.5M Gold Heist
Dec 2, 2012, - 0 Comments

Associated Press

Police in Curacao said Saturday that they have several leads following a brazen heist in which gunmen pretending to be police stole 70 gold bars worth an estimated $11.5 million from a fishing boat.

Authorities have the license plate number of one of three cars used in Friday's getaway, and they have been asking for the public's help in tracking the suspects, police spokesman Reggie Huggins told The Associated Press.

"There is information coming in," he said. "We are getting reactions from the public, but we still have to sort it out."

Police have said that at least six men were involved, but no one has been arrested in a case that surprised authorities in the Dutch Caribbean island.

Friends of murder-suicide victim: ‘We don’t want her to be overshadowed'
Dec 2, 2012, - 0 Comments

Kansas City Star

A day after Kasandra Perkins died of multiple gunshot wounds and the boyfriend who killed her then killed himself, friends and neighbors are beginning to describe the young, new mother.

She would take walks with her baby daughter, Zoey, outside their home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue in Kansas City, took pride in decorating the home she and Chiefs player Jovan Belcher moved into more than a year ago and hoped to one day be a teacher.

Though most of her family was in Texas, friends say her outgoing personality and kindness helped her build a large group of close friends here in the Kansas City area. There were friends she met at Blue River Community College, girlfriends and wives of other Chiefs’ players and a tight, small group of girlfriends she would grab good food and margaritas with at a favorite local Mexican restaurant.

Bethany Deaton Death: Micah Moore's prayer group murder confession was made up, says attorney
Nov 29, 2012, - 0 Comments

(CBS/AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A defense attorney said Wednesday that the Missouri man who told police he killed the wife of his prayer group leader at the leader's request made up the story and had nothing to do with the woman's death.

Micah Moore, 23, has been charged with murder in the death of 27-year-old Bethany Deaton, whose Oct. 30 death, police said, originally appeared to be a suicide. 

Moore told police that he and other members of the prayer group had sexually assaulted Deaton and were afraid she would tell someone, according to a probable cause statement. Moore said that's when Deaton's husband, Tyler, ordered him to kill her.

Melanie Morgan, Moore's lawyer, said Wednesday that her client's confession was "bizarre, nonsensical and most importantly, untrue."