Sharon Wilkins Killed by Husband in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs

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Sharon Wilkins Killed by Husband in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS MURDER-SUICIDE: A husband and wife were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in the 7000 block of Chaparral Drive in  Sandy Springs, Ga., Wednesday morning.

The victim was identified as Sharon Wilkins, 64. She died after being taken to North Fulton Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

The body of the man, was found inside the house, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His name has not been released pending notification to the next of kin.

 

5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

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5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

Bartow County Shooting:  Five people shot, two dead in Bartow County shooting, carjacking Tuesday afternoon. WSB-TV reports three people were shot at a home on Brent Circle in Cartersville. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said the gunman then took a vehicle at the home and drove to another on Milam Bridge Road, where he shot a man in the hand. The gunman then went to a location on River Oaks, where he carjacked an elderly man and his grandson. Both were unhurt.

The gunman then took the second vehicle, crashed into a lawn-care truck near Westgate Drive and Euharlee, causing a fire. He then committed suicide.

Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park

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Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Christopher Murray, a northeast Philadelphia resident, was arrested after he allegedly strangled his wife, Constance “Connie” Murray, and left her body at Pennypack Park following an argument.

Investigators say “there were ongoing domestic issues” between the couple, which ended in her murder Monday night, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Police investigators say Constance Murray left her home on Tolbut Street Monday to go for a walk. While she was walking, her husband allegedly follower her. The two argued after he pulled up beside her on Willets Road. She continued her walk after the two exchanged words and he continued to follow her. She was strangled to death after the two sat down on a park bench to talk and another argument erupted.

A woman walking her dog found Connie Murray’s body Tuesday morning near the Crispin Rec Center. Christopher Murray was identified as a suspect after police investigators viewed surveillance videos and received tips from neighbors. He confessed to murdering his wife after failing a lie detector test. He will be charged with murder.

 

Race Car Driver Kevin Ward Jr. Hit and Killed by NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart

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Race Car Driver Kevin Ward Jr. Hit and Killed by NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart

Race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., 20, was struck and killed by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart after he angrily approached his car during a sprint car race in Canandaigua, New York, Saturday night. Ward was upset Stewart had hit his car during a previous lap.

A video of the incident has surfaced and purportedly shows the altercation. A driver, thought to be Kevin Ward Jr., is seen exiting his crashed vehicle and stepping into oncoming traffic before he is suddenly struck and thrown in the air by Stewart’s car.

Onlookers say Ward was spun out of the race by Stewart and was hit as he passed the spot on his next lap, thought to be in Turn 2. Witnesses say Stewart, a three-time NASCAR champ, hit Ward on the prior lap — spun him around. Kevin Ward Jr., then hopped out of his car, yelling and pointing a finger at Tony Stewart. He struck the young driver when he came around the turn.

Here’s the video showing Kevin Ward Jr. being struck by Tony Stewart:

Unarmed Black Teen Michael Brown Fatally Shot by Ferguson MO Police Officer

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Unarmed Black Teen Michael Brown Fatally Shot by Ferguson MO Police Officer

UPDATE 08/10/14: St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says struggle ensued between Mike Brown and officer inside patrol car before shooting.

 
An angry crowd formed after 18-year-old Michael Brown (Mike Brown) was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer this afternoon. Witnesses said Brown, who was unarmed, was shot multiple times (some say 10 times) by the officer near an apartment in the 2900 block of Canfield Drive. Witnesses said Brown was walking in the middle of the street with a friend.

Michael Brown, a 2014 graduate of Normandy High School, was set to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Police have not released any details about what led to Michael Brown’s murder. At one point this afternoon, some people allegedly chanted “kill the police,” according to the police (yep, the police). People were heard on video chanting “Killer cops have got to go.” KMOV reports:

[T]here are at least 100 police cars and numerous officers armed with M-16′s in the area. Stark also says hundreds of people have gathered at the intersection of West Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive to protest the incident. A large police force from 15 different departments responded, including riot-control officers.

More on the shooting from KMOV:

Dorian Johnson tells News 4 he was walking with Brown when the officer confronted them and drew his weapon.
“He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said Dorian Johnson, a friend Brown’s. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.”

Body of Michael Brown lying facedown on street:

The outrage over Michael Brown’s murder was swift:

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Unarmed black teen Michael Brown killed by Ferguson MO cop (Photo credit: Facebook)

The St. Louis County Crimes Against Person Unit is taking over the investigation into Michael Brown’s fatal shooting at the request of the Ferguson Police Department. The police officer involved in the shooting has not been
identified, but has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The local NAACP chapter issued this statement:

“We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting. We strongly encourage residents to stay away from the crime scene so that no additional citizens are injured. I have spoken directly with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and I am confident that both he and his department will ensure that the investigation is conducted properly and that all details are kept transparent.”

17-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

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17-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

A 17-year-old male was arrested for the murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, whose body was found near her Bremerton home earlier this week.

Det. Lt. Earl Smith said the 17-year-old will be charged with second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and rape.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Jenise Wright’s death was ruled a homicide. Her body was found in the woods near her mobile home park.

 

Jewish Rabbi Joseph Raksin Fatally Shot While Walking to Miami Beach Temple

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Jewish Rabbi Joseph Raksin Fatally Shot While Walking to Miami Beach Temple

Orthodox Jewish rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot and killed while he walked to his temple in North Miami Beach on Saturday morbning. The two suspects fled the scene, one on foot and the other on a bicycle.

Raksin was walking in the 800 block of NE 175th Street at about 9 a.m. when two young males approached him and he was shot during an altercation with the two males.

Joseph Raksin was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. I wonder if this is tied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or a hate crime?

Lockport Police Department Under Fire for “Dark Negro” Mugshot Description of Suspect

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Lockport Police Department Under Fire for “Dark Negro” Mugshot Description of Suspect

The Lockport Police Department is under fire for labeling the mugshot of a black suspect, Shamir Allen, as a “dark negro” in its database. They also have “light negro” in their database.

Allen was suspected of shootings in Lockport. The phrase used to describe him on the mugshot was considered offensive by many. The police chief blamed it on the software the police department used. He apologized and said they will undergo sensitivity training. He also said it would be deleted.

Ed O’Bannon Case: Judge Rules College Football, Basketball Players Can Get Share of Revenue

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Ed O’Bannon Case: Judge Rules College Football, Basketball Players Can Get Share of Revenue

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled against the NCAA on Friday, paving the way for college athletes to share in licensing revenue. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by Ed O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, who sued after discovering his image was used in a EA Sports video.

Judge Wilken issued an injunction that will bar the NCAA “from enforcing any rules or bylaws that would prohibit its member schools and conferences from offering their FBS football or Division 1 basketball recruits a limited share of the revenues generated from the use of their names, images and likenesses in addition to a full grant-in-aid.”

Judge Wilken also said the injunction will not prevent the NCAA for implementing rules that would cap the amount of revenue that can be paid to athletes. The cap wilil not be allowed to be set below the cost of their attendance, she said.

 

 

Jerome Marlowe Jr. Fatally Stabs Dad, Critically Injures Sister During Argument

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Jerome Marlowe Jr. Fatally Stabs Dad, Critically Injures Sister During Argument

Another senseless burst of violence….

Jerome Marlowe Jr., 43, was arrested after he fatally stabbed his father, Jerome Marlowe Sr., and critically wounded his 31-year-old sister in their home in the 4100 block of Chatham Road in Baltimore Thursday night.

Jerome Marlowe Jr. admitted to stabbing his father and sister in self-defense during an argument inside the home. He told police he got into an argument when his sister about being too noisy and leaving lights on in the house, WBAL-TV reports.

Marlowe Jr. told investigators he went to the kitchen to get a knife after his sister threw a vase at him. On the way to her room, his father stepped in front of him and threatened to kill him if he didn’t stop fighting with his sister, so he stabbed his dad multiple times and then stabbed his sister. She managed to run to a neighbor’s house to get help.

Jerome Marlowe Jr. was charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and violations for dangerous weapons.