MOTHER GETS LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR KILLING 13-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER
from the article by Kelly Gooch – TylerPaper.com
The jury foreman in a capital murder trial involving the brutal beating death of a 13-month-old described the experience as “the worst two weeks of my life.”
“I didn’t think anything like this could happen to a child,” foreman Pat Beets said, adding that it was hard for jurors to talk about the case.
After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury on Wednesday found Jesseca Carson guilty in the sexual assault and beating death of her daughter, Amora.
WOMAN CONVICTED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF 7-YEAR-OLD BOY
from the article by Cindy Horswell – The Houston Chronicle
Liberty County prosecutor Joe Warren reminded jurors Thursday that the warning sign posted in front of a tiny stilt house flying a rebel flag was deadly serious: “Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be reshot. Smile, I Will.”
But Warren admitted he did not have the words to explain why he believes the homeowners, Gayle and Sheila Muhs, fired two blasts from 12-gauge shotguns that killed 7-year-old Donald Coffey IV and seriously wounded three others riding down a rutted road in front of that house.
EMILY BAZELON NAMED ‘MICHAEL KELLY AWARD FOR JOURNALISM’ FINALIST
from the article by Jim Romenesko – Poynter.org
Emily Bazelon (Slate); John Bowe (Mother Jones); Jonathan Katz (Associated Press); and Mandy Locke and Joseph Neff (Raleigh News & Observer). The $25,000 award was created in honor of Michael Kelly, who was killed while covering the Iraq war for the Atlantic in 2003. The winner will be announced on April 17. Links to the nominated stories are after the jump.
ATLANTIC MEDIA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2011 MICHAEL KELLY AWARD
Slate, Mother Jones, Associated Press, and Raleigh News & Observer Writers Lauded for Pursuit of Truth in Journalism
I woke up Friday morning to discover that somehow I had an administrator password for Windows now, something I don’t usually set up because, well, I’m just plain lazy. This left me unable to logon to my computer – Very strange, to say the least. I have my suspicions about how it happened, but it was such a minor glitch that it wasn’t worth spend the time investigating the cause.
I took this opportunity to upgrade my operating system from a 32 bit Windows XP setup to a 64 bit Windows 7 setup. I had my old system backed up on an external hard drive, and all my passwords backed up off site, so I lost very little. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very diligent about updating my backup, so I lost whatever stories that were emailed to me recently and haven’t been published yet, and the email addresses of our newer writers.
Let me take you back to the beginning of this incomprehensibly awful story. Neil Wilson, a relatively attractive school teacher from Cape Town, was dating a pretty young woman named Natasha Norton. Their relationship seemed to be alright, not the stuff of everlasting love, perhaps, but no serious issues abounding.
That is, until Natasha discovered that she was pregnant and found herself suddenly single. But life, as it will, goes on. Neil found himself a newer, less pregnant girlfriend named Dina Rodrigues. (There were reportedly a few other “incidentals” that flitted through his bedsheets but Dina was his “main squeeze”. Hell, he wasn’t nicknamed The Golden Banana for nothing!)
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Anglican priest Robin Barrett of Conception Bay, Newfoundland, had been a respected religious leader. He’d admittedly had his share of issues to overcome in the past, especially when he began to speak publicly about being gay.
He was a married father of three, and the revelation came as a surprise to his congregation, and probably his family too. Regardless, he overcame all obstacles and objections and for years stood proudly before his congregation as the rector of St. John’s Church in Goulds.
Unbeknownst to his congregation and family Robin Barrett had spent at least two years of those years secretly hunkered over his computer obsessing over porn. Not gay porn. I could understand better if it was gay porn.
I just love everything about babies. The way they smell (before the dirty diaper, of course), their precious hands and feet, the look in their eyes when they hear mommy and daddy’s voice or when they realize they have hands and feet. It used to make me get overjoyed just noticing how much my little girl was learning and becoming such a beautiful little girl.
This story is about a psychopath named Jodey Waldrop from Red Bay Alabama. He was married to Tiffany Waldrop and they had two little boys and one on the way. Their first two children had been taken away by the Department of Human Resources (DHR) due to neglect/abuse. Their middle child, had to have surgery on his ears due to the fact he had severe ear infections that went untreated for so long that it caused permanent damage.
BOY MURDER SUSPECT JORDAN BROWN MAY GET BREAK
from the article by Rick Wills – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A state Superior Court panel ordered a new hearing to determine whether a Lawrence County teenager accused of killing his pregnant stepmother when he was 11 should be tried as an adult.
The appellate court ruled that the trial court, in denying a petition to have the case transferred to juvenile court, violated Brown’s constitutional rights. At issue was whether Jordan Brown, 13, was forced to incriminate himself at a hearing to decertify his case as an adult homicide case.
“The trial court’s condition … coercively sought to grant (Brown) the possibility of juvenile transfer in return for (Brown’s) incriminating statements,” Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen wrote for the court.