MOTHER OF DOMINICK CALHOUN CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER
excerpts of a article by Sharon Stone – The Tri-County Times
Corrine Baker (Her MySpace page), the mother of a 4-year-old Argentine Township boy who was brutally beaten to death a couple of weeks ago, could spend the rest of her life in prison.
During a press conference Friday afternoon with Argentine Township Police Chief Daniel Allen, investigating officer Arch Ravert and Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced that the prosecutor’s office had probable cause to charge Baker with second-degree murder and second-degree child abuse.
Second-degree murder carries a sentence of up to life in prison and second-degree child abuse is punishable by up to four years in prison.
On the morning of May 31, 2000, Terapon Dang Adhahn abducted an 11-year-old girl, S.R., while she walked to school. After duct taping her wrists, mouth, and eyes, Adhahn drove 30 minutes to a remote area on the Fort Lewis Military Base and raped S.R., vaginally, anally, and orally for approximately one hour. After dressing her, Adhahn abandoned her with her wrists and eyes still duct taped. Several hours later, military personnel found S.R. walking on a highway armed with a stick.
Sometime in 2000, 12-year-old L.T.N. began living with Adhahn in Spanaway, Washington. L.T.N. moved in with Adhahn after being introduced to him by her mother’s boyfriend when her mother began having some troubles. From October 2003 until May 2005, Terapon Dang Adhahn vaginally, anally, and orally raped L.T.N. 150 to 200 times. At age 16, L.T.N left Adhahn’s house and never returned after he raped her at gun point.
DEAD MAN IN PARKER KIDNAPPING PROBABLY SERIAL KILLER SUSPECT
excerpts from an article by Howard Pankratz and Kirk Mitchell – The Denver Post
Two law enforcement sources say a 53-year-old man who was found dead with a woman believed to be his estranged girlfriend may be long-suspected serial killer Michael McCormick.
Parker police were seeking McCormick’s arrest in a state-wide bulletin after he allegedly kidnapped the woman, sources say.
McCormick, who was released from prison five years ago after his second-degree murder conviction was overturned, was once suspected along with his father Tom in the deaths of as many as 17 homeless men recruited to work on a ranch on the eastern plains in the 1980s.
DRIVER GETS LIFE TERM FOR CRASH THAT KILLED TRANSPLANT SURVIVOR
excerpts from an article by Larry Welborn – The Orange County (CA) Register
An Orange man with seven prior felony convictions was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison Friday for vehicular manslaughter in the death of a liver-transplant survivor whose car was rammed from behind while idling at a red light.
Superior Court Judge David A. Thompson handed down that punishment to Danny Lewis Malone, 56, after he listened to poignant victim-impact statements from relatives of Nicholas Russell, who was 18 when he died after a mid-day crash in Stanton on March 11, 2006.
“Our family was left with a hole in our hearts and an emptiness that nobody would know unless they have gone through a similar loss,” said Patti Russell, Nicholas’ aunt. “There are a million reminders of Nicholas every day, everywhere, and we continue to wish that losing him was a bad dream that we will soon awaken from.”
EX-LA FIRE OFFICIAL SENTENCED TO 90 DAYS FOR DOG BEATING
excerpts of an article from the Riverside (CA) News Network
A retired Los Angeles County assistant fire chief who beat a neighbor’s 6-month-old puppy so badly that the animal had to be euthanized was sentenced today to 90 days weekend jail time and three years probation.
Glynn Demon Johnson, 55, could have received a maximum of four years in state prison for his conviction on felony animal cruelty, with a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.
Superior Court Judge J. Thompson Hanks apparently opted for leniency because the defendant has no prior criminal history.
A Riverside jury spent barely three hours deliberating before finding Johnson guilty on Jan. 26.
HERNANDEZ GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES
excerpts from an article by Carlos Illescas – The Denver Post
CENTENNIAL — Arapahoe County jurors today returned guilty verdicts in 18 criminal charges against Francis Hernandez, the man accused of causing a car accident that killed three people in 2008.
Hernandez was charged with 19 criminal counts, including vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and child abuse resulting in death related to the deadly crash at an Aurora Baskin-Robbins shop.
After the verdict, Arapahoe County District Court Judge John Wheeler found Hernandez guilty of the 19th charge, driving while under restraint, in a trial before the court.
Hernandez faces more than 100 years in prison if Wheeler sentences him to consecutive terms on April 5.
ADULT TRIAL FOR BOY IN DEATH OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN, FETUS
excerpts of an article by Joe Mandack – The Associated Press
March 29, 2010 — A Pennsylvania boy who was 11 when he was accused of killing his father’s pregnant fiancee with a shotgun blast to the back of her head as she lay in bed will be tried as an adult in the death of both the woman and the fetus, a judge ruled Monday.
Jordan Brown, now 12, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of 26-year-old Kenzie Marie Houk in their farmhouse in New Galilee, in western Pennsylvania, on Feb. 20, 2009. Houk was 8 1/2 months pregnant; the male fetus died from a resulting lack of oxygen.
ROOFING CONTRACTOR CONVICTED IN CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST PREMIUM INSURANCE FRAUD SCAM
Released by The Orange County District Attorney’s Office
02/11/2010 — A roofing contractor was convicted today of committing premium insurance fraud with his wife, in one of the largest known Workers’ Compensation Insurance fraud case in California’s history. Michael Vincent Petronella, also known as Michael Constantine, 51, was found guilty by a jury of 33 felony counts of insurance fraud and the sentencing enhancement for aggravated white collar crime over $500,000 was found true. The defendant now faces a sentence ranging from probation up to 48 years and eight months in state prison at his sentencing on April 23, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-42, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. Restitution will be determined at a later date.