Steve Whittingham Charged in Double Homicide of Wife & Alleged Lover

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Steve Whittingham Charged in Double Homicide of Wife & Alleged Lover (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Steve Whittingham, 48, was arrested in the stabbing deaths of his wife, Jonelle Barker, 36, and her alleged lover, Jerome Barrett, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn early Wednesday morning. Barker was allegedly cheating on her husband with Barrett.

The NY Daily News reports Barrett’s naked body was found outside the Spring Creek Towers shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Barker’s body was found in the trunk of Barrett’s car.

NY Daily News:  Jerome Barrett, 35, is believed to have been having sex with a co-worker in a car parked near his East New York home when the woman’s cuckolded husband interrupted their sexual encounter early Wednesday, police sources said. The lovers were naked.

The husband, Steve Whittingham, 48, stabbed Barrett several times in the chest and did the same to his wife, Jonelle Barker, 36, killing them both, police said in announcing Whittingham’s arrest early Thursday night.

Barrett, who also was married, was mortally wounded but managed to flee, still naked and clutching his clothing and wallet, the sources said. He made his way to the entrance of an apartment building on Louisiana Ave. near Seaview Ave. in the Spring Creek Towers shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, the sources said. He was ringing the buzzer at the main entrance, trying to summon help, when his wounds overcame him, the sources said. His clothes and wallet were found a few feet from his body, just outside the building’s entrance.

A day later, about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Barrett’s car, a Kia, was found parked on New Lots Ave. in Brownsville, the sources said.

Steve Whittingham was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree murder. If convicted, he is facing life without the possibility of parole.

3 More Teens Charged in Murder of Demario Bailey During Robbery Attempt

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3 More Teens Charged in Murder of Demario Bailey During Robbery Attempt

Three more teens have been arrested in the shooting death of 15-year-old Demario Bailey during an attempted robbery of his twin brother’s jacket last weekend.

According to a police statement, the teens, Deafro Brakes, 17, his brother Tarik Brakes, 16, and Isiah Penn, 17, were charged as adults with first degree murder, attempted robbery with a firearm and robbery. The teens were expected to make an appearance in bond court on Tuesday.

This comes after Carlos Johnson, 17, was charged in Demario Bailey’s murder.

 

Carlos Johnson, 17, Charged in Shooting Death of Demario Bailey, 15

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Carlos Johnson, 17, charged in slaying of Demario Bailey, 15 (Photo credit: Chicago Tribune Video screengrab)

Carlos Johnson, 17, has been charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old Demario Bailey.  He has a bond hearing on Monday.

Police investigators say, Johnson fatally shot Demario Bailey after he came to the aid of his twin brother when robbers jumped them trying to steal a his jacket.

The brothers were walking to basketball practice at their Englewood high school.

The Chicago Tribune reports, “Carlos Johnson was arrested near the scene of Saturday’s shooting at 63rd and State streets and is a suspect in other armed robberies earlier in the day in the same area,” according to police.

Markale Hart Charged in Murder of Auburn Football Player Jakell Mitchell

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Markale Hart Charged in Murder of Auburn Football Player Jakell Mitchell

Markale Hart, 22, was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Auburn University redshirted freshman Jakell Mitchell. He was fatally shot in the Tiger Lodge apartment complex.

Auburn University football coach Gus Malzahn and Athletic Director Jay Jacobs issued a statement on Jakell Mitchell’s murder:  “I know the Auburn Family is hurting, especially our players and coaches…We have lost a member of our family too young, too soon…Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jakell Mitchell’s family and those who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.”

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Markale Hart is accused of fatally shooting Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell. (Photo Credit: Handout/Auburn Police)

Markale Hart was located in Dadeville, 25 minutes from Auburn. The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department adn the Jackson Gap police assisted in his capture.

He is being held at the Lee County Jail in Opelika on $150,000 bond. Auburn police say no additional arrests are anticipated.

Hart was located in Dadeville, a 25-minute drive outside of Auburn, with the assistance of the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department and Jackson Gap police.

No additional arrests are anticipated, according to Auburn police. Hart was transported to the Lee County Jail in Opelika and his bond is set at $150,000. Police are asking anyone with information about Jakell Mitchell’s shooting to call 334-501-3140 to speak with a detective. Anonymous callers can leave tips at 334-246-1391.

Markale Hart Arrest Press Release

Auburn University Redshirt Freshman Jakell Mitchell Shot and Killed

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Auburn University Redshirt Freshman Jakell Mitchell Shot and Killed

Auburn University redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell shot and killed at the Tiger Lodge apartment complex near the university campus. Police are searching for his killer.

Jakell Mitchell, who had multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at East Alabama Medical Center, aaccording to the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

Mitchell redshirted this season for the Auburn Tigers out of nearby Opelika High. The local star was ranked the 17th-best tight end in the country by 247sports.com.

Mitchell sat out the 2014 season at Auburn to gain weight and get ready for 2015.

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The shooting early Sunday occurred at the same apartment complex Desmonte Leonard killed three men, including former Auburn players Ed Christian andLadarious Phillips, at a party in the summer of 2012. He was convicted of capital murder, attempted murder and assault in October and will be sentenced Jan. 7. Source AL.com

15-Year-Old Demario Bailey Shot to Death as Thugs Tried to Steal His Jacket

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15-Year-Old Demacio Bailey Shot to Death as Thugs Tried to Steal His Jacket (Photo Credit: Twitter)

CHICAGO GUN VIOLENCE:  15-year-old Demario Bailey was shot to death during an attempted robbery Saturday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago. Two people are in custody in connection with the teen’s shooting.

Demario Bailey and his twin brother were going to play basketball at Johnson College Prep when he was gunned down over his jacket. The teen’s death comes as thousands marched across the U.S. to protest police brutality.

His aunt, Michelle Fitzpatrick, said, “Some guys came upon him and tried to rob him of his jacket. Our nephew wouldn’t give up his coat and they shot him in the chest,” the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Demario Bailey, who would have turned 16 in three days, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lonzo Murphy Arrested in Connection with Shooting Near Portland High School

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Lonzo Murphy Arrested in Connection with Shooting Near Portland High School

Lonzo Murphy, 22, arrested in connection with shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north Portland Friday afternoon. According to a news release from the Portland Police Bureau, Lonzo Murphy is being held on  a parole violation.

Murphy  was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Saturday morning by Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives.

Additional charges are pending against Lonzo Murphy.

Taylor Zimmers and Labraye Franklin ID’d as 2 Victims in Portland School Shooting

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Taylor Zimmers and Labraye Franklin ID’d as 2 Victims in Portland School Shooting

Labraye Franklin, 17, and Taylor Zimmers, 16, have been identified as two of the four victims in the school shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in north Portland. A suspect in the shooting near the school was arrested Friday night. Police suspect that it was a gang-related shooting.

David Joshua Jackson-Liday, 20, and Olyvia Lynn Batson, 17, were also shot. Labraye Franklin and Jackson-Liday were upgraded from serious to fair condition, while Taylor Zimmers remains in critical condition. Batson was grazed in the foot by a bullet. She was treated at the scene.

The shooting occurred after midday on the street corner outside Rosemary Anderson. The shooter fled the scene and the students ran back to the school for help. Police Sgt. Pete Simpson said preliminary information suggests the shooting was gang-related.

Rosemary Anderson High School is an alternative school that serves about 190 at-risk students at the north Portland location, who were either expelled or dropped out of school, or who are homeless or are single parents. There is a second location in Gresham.

15-Year-Old Nicholas Campbell Killed in Harvey, Loyola Student Killed in Chicago

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15-Year-Old Nicholas Campbell Killed in Harvey, Loyola Student Killed in Chicago

CHICAGO GUN VIOLENCE:  Nicholas Campbell, 15, was fatally shot outside Club Assets, a shuttered strip club, in suburban Harvey early Sunday, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Campbell, who lived in the 5800 block of South King Drive in Chicago, was shot multipletimes in the parkinglot outside Club Assets about 3 a.m. He was pronounced dead at Ingalls Memorial Hospital at 3:16 a.m. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.

Nicholas Campbell’s older brother was shot in Chicago the night before, the Sun Times reports.

Separately, Loyola student Mutahir Rauf, 23, was killed during an attempted robbery in the 1200 block of West Albion Friday night, police said. He was with another person when they were accosted by two people who demanded his belongings. Rauf was shot in the chest and head.

No suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of Nicholas Campbell and Mutahir Rauf.

 

Dr. Fehintola Omidele Found Safe After Going Missing on Way to Work

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Dr. Fehintola Omidele Found Safe in El Campo After Going Missing (Photo Credit: Facebook)

DR. FEHINTOLA OMIDELE FOUND SAFE IN EL CAMPO, 60 MILES FROM HOUSTON, WHERE SHE WENT MISSING.

Have you seen Dr. Fehintola Omidele? The 25-year-old doctor went missing on her way to work at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital last Monday. Omidele, whose nickname if FT, was last seen at dinner with her family in Houston on Sunday night.

Dr. Fehintola Omidele’s car, a 2011 gray Toyota Camry with the license plat BZ2L971, is also missing.

Dr. Omonele Nwokolo, a family friend, told KHOU, FT is “extremely responsible, so her not showing up for work and it’s been four or five days, is not like her at all.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, Fehintola Omidele graduated high school with a 4.3 grade point average at the age of 16. She later graduated at age 20 from medical school at the University of Texas where she majored in biology and child development.