Blogs

5 people murdered in small Illinois town, suspect dead
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:18, - 0 Comments

Five people were slain early on Wednesday in Manchester, Ill., and a suspect died after a shootout with police, Illinois State Police said.

State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed the killings and also said that a 6-year-old girl had been injured and taken to a hospital. Initial reports were that the victims had been shot, but Bond could not confirm this. 

A suspect fled in a white Chevy Lumina, police said, citing witnesses. At about 7:13 a.m., the car was spotted and chased by state and local police who exchanged gunfire with the suspect, state police said. 

About 15 minutes later, the suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital, and later pronounced dead, Bond said. Police did not release the person's name.

Gang Leader Impregnates Four Female Prison Guards
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:05, - 0 Comments

April 25, 2013 ABC News

Four female correction officers were impregnated by the reported leader of a Maryland prison gang, which used a network of female prison guards to help launder money, run drugs and smuggle contraband into state detention facilities, according to a federal indictment.

One of the guards was twice impregnated by Tavon White, identified in court papers as the alleged leader of the Black Guerilla Family.

Two of the female correction officers tattooed "Tavon" on their bodies, one on her neck and another on the wrist, according to the indictment.

In one incident, one guard kept watch over a closet, in which White and another guard had sex, according to authorities.

Thirteen female and two male prison guards are facing federal corruption charges following a months long investigation into corruption and conspiracy at Maryland's correctional facilities.

The indictment portrays a prison system run by inmates, including members of the Black Guerilla Family gang.

James Richardson who was wrongly accused of murderer is released from prison - 1989
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:23, - 0 Comments

richardson

James Richardson

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 25, 1989, James Richardson walks out of a Florida prison 21 years after being wrongfully convicted of killing his seven children. Special prosecutor Janet Reno agreed to the release after evidence showed that the conviction resulted from misconduct by the prosecutor. In addition, neighbor Betsy Reese had confessed to the crime to a nursing home employee.

Australian murderer Colin Ross was executed - 1922
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 08:11, - 0 Comments

Ross

Colin Ross

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 24, 1922, Colin Ross was executed in Australia for the murder of 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke. Ross was one of the first criminals in Australia to be convicted based on forensic evidence. On December 30, 1921, she had been reported missing in Melbourne. The next day her naked body was found in Gun Alley.

Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for assassination of Robert Kennedy - 1969
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:26, - 0 Comments

sirhan sirhan

Sirhan Sirhan

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 23, 1969, Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death penalty after being convicted in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. In 1972, Sirhan's sentence was commuted to life in prison after California abolished the death penalty.

Ricin Suspect Released From Jail
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:42, - 0 Comments

April 23, 2013 Associated Press

George "Baby Face" Nelson kills FBI agent - 1934
Mon, 04/22/2013 - 07:12, - 0 Comments

nelson

George "Baby Face" Nelson

by Michael Thomas Barry

On April 22, 1934, George "Baby Face" Nelson kills Special Agent W. Carter Baum during an FBI raid in northern Wisconsin. Nelson was holed up with notorious bank robber John Dillinger's gang at the Little Bohemia resort but didn't follow the planned escape route. As he was stealing a car to escape, he shot several agents.

Pages