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Red Sox broadcaster blasts son charged with murder
Aug 17, 2013, - 0 Comments

Aug. 17, 2013 Associated Press

BOSTON — Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy said Saturday he could not describe his "disgust and remorse" over allegations his son fatally stabbed his girlfriend a day after being released from custody for allegedly assaulting her.

In a statement released through his Twitter account, Remy said he and his wife are "heartbroken" over the death of Jennifer Martel on Thursday night, allegedly at the hands of his son, Jared.

"Words cannot describe my wife's and my grief," Jerry Remy wrote. "Son or not, I am at loss for words articulating my disgust and remorse over this senseless and tragic act." Read More

Billy the Kid shots first victim - 1877
Aug 17, 2013, - 0 Comments

 

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William Bonney aka Billy the Kid

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 17, 1877, Billy the Kid shoots an Arizona blacksmith who dies the next day. He would be the infamous outlaw's first victim. Just how many men Billy the Kid killed is uncertain. Billy himself reportedly once claimed he had killed 21 men-"one for every year of my life."

Federal agents arrest hundreds in MS-13 gang sweep
Aug 16, 2013, - 0 Comments

July 16, 2013 CNN

A nationwide sweep by federal agents targeting the violent MS-13 street gang has resulted in hundreds of arrests, including 263 gang members, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced Friday.

Those arrested in the July and early August sweep include suspects wanted on murder, assault, sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping charges, among other offenses, ICE said in a news release.

Among those charged are 158 members and associates of MS-13, with 105 others allegedly belonging to other gangs. Authorities arrested 84 non-gang members wanted on criminal charges and 14 people on immigration violations as part of the same sweep, according to the federal agency.

Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations unit also seized 28 firearms, 10 kilograms of marijuana, 123 grams of cocaine, over 770 grams of heroin and about $22,400 in cash. Read More

John DeLorean is aquitted of drug smuggling charges - 1984
Aug 16, 2013, - 0 Comments

 

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John DeLorean

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 16, 1984, John DeLorean, the founder of the DeLorean Motor Company, is found not guilty due to entrapment after being charged with smuggling drugs in an effort to raise money for his struggling company.

Mary Winkler is released on bail - 2006
Aug 15, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Mary Winkler

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 15, 2006, Mary Winkler is released from jail on $750,000 bail. She had confessed to fatally shooting her pastor husband Matthew Winkler in his sleep at their church parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee. Winkler was later convicted in his killing, but served only a short time in prison.

Infamous terrorist "Carlos the Jackal" is captured - 1994
Aug 14, 2013, - 0 Comments

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Illich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal

by Michael Thomas Barry

On August 14, 1994, terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, infamously known as Carlos the Jackal, is captured in Khartoum, Sudan, by French intelligence agents. Since there was no extradition treaty with Sudan, the French agents sedated and kidnapped Carlos. The Sudanese government, claiming that it had assisted in the arrest, requested that the United States remove their country from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism.

Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes tied to 11 deaths; feds look overseas
Aug 13, 2013, - 0 Comments

Aug. 13, 2013 CNN

Federal agents say they've now linked 11 killings to admitted serial killer Israel Keyes and are looking into possible ties to killings in other countries.

Keyes killed himself in December, about nine months after his arrest in the slaying of an Anchorage, Alaska, coffee barista. Police said he admitted to at least seven other slayings, from Vermont to Washington state, before his death.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the FBI office in Anchorage said agents have now added three more to that grim tally, based on his statements:

-- a pale-skinned woman in an older car, "possibly having a wealthy grandmother"

-- one in which the victim was posed to make it look like the death had been an accident

-- one "in Texas or a surrounding state" that he had denied committing before his death. Read More

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