Queens Dad Jonathon Walker Kills Daughter, Girlfriend and Her Mother

Queens Dad Jonathon Walker Kills Wife, Daughter, Mother-in-Law

Queens Dad Jonathon Walker Kills Daughter, Girlfriend and her Mother (Photo Credit: NYPD)

SHOCK:  Ex-basketball player Jonathon Walker, 34, fatally shot his daughter, girlfriend and her mother, critically wounded his 12-year-old daughter in their Queens home early Saturday. He later committed suicide inside his SUV near the Bergen Basin.

Walker’s 12-year-old daughter, who was shot in the head, managed to call 911 and report the bloody massacre inside their home.

Police found the bodies of his, Shantai Hale, 31, 7-year-old Kayla Walker and Hale’s mother, Viola Warren, 62, in their bedrooms. The family was living in Viola’s home on 148th Avenue in Springfield Gardens.

Elementary School Principal Sharron Cantrell Killed in Tennessee Double Shooting

Elementary School Principal Sharon Cantrell Killed in Tennessee Double Shooting

Elementary School Principal Sharron Cantrell Killed in Tennessee Double Shooting (Photo Credit: Spring Hill Elementary School)

Sharron Cantrell, the principal of Spring Hill Elementary School, was identified as one of the victims in a shooting at a Columbia, Tenn., home on Saturday.

Cantrell reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the head, the Columbia Daily Herald reports. The shooting occurred at a home on West 11th Street.

Cantrell’s brother, Tom Caulk, was also killed in the shooting, which was the result of a domestic dispute at the home. The Columbia Daily Herald reports Caulk fatally shot his sister and was later killed by her husband, Terry Cantrell. Caulk was found dead in the 400 block of West 11th Street, police said.

Terry Cantrell was also shot, but has not been charged with any crimes, as the Columbia Police Department continues to investigate the matter. Police believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing family dispute.

Sharron Cantrell has served as principal since 2009. She was an alderwoman for Ward 3 in Spring Hill until she lost her re-election bid in 2007.

George Zimmerman Arrested Again on Domestic Violence Charge

George Zimmerman Arrested Again on Domestic Violence Charge

George Zimmerman Arrested Again on Domestic Violence Charge

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, was arrested once again for domestic violence, MyNews13 reports. His attorney said he threw a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

Zimmerman was granted $5,000 bond on an aggravated assault charge. He was told to stay out of Volusia County, Fla.

This isn’t the first time George Zimmerman has been in trouble for assaulting a girlfriend. He was arrested in November 2013, for domestic violence in an incident with girlfriend Samantha Scheibe. It is not clear if she is the girlfriend involved in his latest domestic violence arrest.

 

Flagstaff Rookie Police Officer Tyler Stewart, Suspect Killed in Shoot-Out

Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart, Suspect Killed in Shoot-Out

Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart, Suspect Killed in Shoot-Out (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Flagstaff rookie police officer Tyler Jacob Stewart died after sustaining injuries in an officer-involved shooting on Saturday.

The suspect involved in the shooting, Robert W. Smith of Prescott, Ariz., also died as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting.

Smith was wanted for questioning in a domestic violence investigation.

Flagstaff PD Sgt. Margaret Bentzen said Robert Smith shot Officer Stewart multiple times before committing suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officer Tyler Stewart served less than a year with the Flagstaff Police Department.

Nadia Ezaldein ID’d as Woman Killed in Nordstrom Shooting by Marcus Dee

Nadia Ezaldein ID'd as Woman Killed in Nordstrom Shooting by Marcus Dee

Nadia Ezaldein ID’d as Woman Killed in Nordstrom Shooting by Marcus Dee

Nadia Ezaldein, 22, has been identified as the woman killed by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Dee, 31, in a shooting on Black Friday at a Nordstrom store located on Chicago’s Magnificient Mile. She was pronounced dead Saturday at 3:43 p.m. after being on life support.

Ezaldein began dating Dee in August 2012 after meeting him through her older sister’s roommate, they said. Dee physically abused and beat the woman throughout the relationship, and in December 2013, threatened her by inserting a handgun into her mouth, the victim’s family said. The incident resulted in a hospital visit and the victim ending the relationship.

In the year since, Dee had harassed both the woman and her family members by making threatening calls to her father and siblings, family members said. The victim changed her number three times as a result, they said.

Ezaldein also tried to request an order of protection but backed out of the request when Dee threatened to kill himself if she went through with it, family members said. Relatives said the woman was also hesitant to report abuse or harassment because Dee’s parents were police officers. Source: Chicago Tribune

Nadia Ezaldein was a student at Chicago University Law School. She was working at the cosmetics counter when she was shot in the back of the head and neck by Dee, who committed suicide. She was a seasonal worker.

Ray Rice Wins Appeal Over Indefinite Suspension By NFL, Now Eligible to Play

Ray Rice Wins Appeal After Being Banned By NFL, Now Eligible to Play

Ray Rice Wins Appeal After Being Banned By NFL, Now Eligible to Play

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice won his appeal, stemming from his dismissal by the NFL over knocking-out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator. He is now eligible to play.

Former U.S. Judge Barbara S. Jones rejected the NFL’s indefinite suspension of Rice, NBC Sports reports.

Adrian Peterson Vikings Return in Jeopardy Amid Concerns for Mental State

Adrian Peterson Vikings Return in Jeopardy Amid Concerns for Mental State

Adrian Peterson Vikings Return in Jeopardy Amid Concerns for Mental State (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adrian Peterson’s return to the Minnesota Vikings is in jeopardy amid concerns over his physical and mental state following felony child abuse charges and there is no guarantee he will be welcomed back if he’s reinstated, CBS News reports.

The team took a significant public relations hit due to its handling of Peterson after the initial charges came to light, as well as losing a key sponsor, and has become very sensitive to how it would look to welcome back a player once unquestionably the face of the franchise under these circumstances and following this prolonged legal saga.

While Peterson pled “no-contest” to a misdemeanor assault charge, that did not include any child abuse designations, the pictures of the wounds on the victim, his four-year old son, have been widely circulated on the Internet and Peterson never denied striking him repeatedly with a switch.

Peterson admitted to using marijuana to a court employee during one hearing and he is not in game shape, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, and has not been working out nearly to the degree he would have if he were playing. His marijuana use raises obvious red flags and, given his status as the greatest running back of his era, someone who ran for 2,000 yards not that long ago and demanded a significant part of the offensive snaps, there are concerns as well about how he might mesh with a young group of running backs who have been ascending. Source: CBS Sports

 

Father, 2 Children Dead, 1 Child Critical in Port Orange Shooting

Father, 2 Children Dead, 1 Child Critical in Port Orange ShootingFather, 2 Children Dead, 1 Child Critical in Port Orange Shooting

Father, 2 Children Dead, 1 Child Critical in Port Orange Shooting

PORT ORANGE MURDER-SUICIDE:  A father and two children are dead, third child in critical condition in Port Orange shooting. The Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said the man shot his kids and turned the gun on himself in an apparent double murder-suicide stemming from a domestic dispute at a home located at 1927 Jackson Lane, Port Orange.

Police have not released the names of the victims, but property records show the five-bedroom home was purchased by David and Cynthia Mahoney in 2010.

Police say the woman fled to a neighbor’s home to get help before the argument with her husband turned deadly. She told the neighbor her husband had threatened her with a gun. Moments later, gunshots rang out. Police were called to the home at about 5:11 a.m. Friday.

Police say the couple’s two oldest children and their father were killed; a 9-year-old girl is in critical condition at a local hospital. David and Cynthia Mahoney had moved to Florida from South Dakota. They had filed for divorce and a temporary injunction had been served in June. According to the divorce papers, they have three kids — David, Lauren and Savanna.

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot, Wife in Police Custody

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot During Domestic Dispute

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot During Domestic Dispute (Photo Credit: BellGardens.org)

SHOCK: Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife, Levette Crespo, during a domestic dispute in his home, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crespo, 45, was shot around 2:30 p.m. in his home in the 6300 block of Gage Avenue during an argument with his wife, 43, and his 19-year-old son [Daniel Crespo Jr.], said Nicole Nishida, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.

An altercation allegedly began with Crespo and his wife, at which, his son intervened, Nishida said. While father and son were fighting, Crespo’s wife allegedly got a gun and shot Crespo, Nishida said.

Crespo was alive when he was transported to a hospital, Bell Gardens Fire Department officials confirmed.

Crespo’s wife is in custody for the alleged shooting.  Source: LA Times

According to his bio on the Bell Gardens website, Daniel Crespo, who was born in Brooklyn, NY,  married his high school sweetheart in 1986. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration from Cal State University. He served as a deputy probation officer for Los Angeles County.

NBC Los Angeles:  Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., in the face when the teen tried to intervene during the dispute, investigators said. The wife then allegedly shot the mayor multiple times in his upper body.

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Deactivated After Domestic Violence Arrest

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Deactivated After Domestic Violence Allegations

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Deactivated After Domestic Violence Allegations

NFL VIOLENCE:  The Arizona Cardinals became the latest NFL team to be caught up in domestic violence drama. The team has deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer over allegations of domestic violence. Dwyer was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on Wednesday on multiple charges including one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minior, two counts of criminal damages and assault.

The arrest stems from two incidents involving a 27-year-old female and an 18-month-old child at Dwyer’s home ini southeast Phoenix on July 21 and July 22, the Phoenix Police Department said.

The Cardinals issued the following statement: ‘We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully. Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities. We will continue to closely monitor this as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available’ – statement
Separately, PepsiCo CEO issued a scathing statement about the allegations of domestic violence dogging the NFL:  “I am a mother, a wife, and a passionate football fan. I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFL’s acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league … The reality for Commissioner Goodell and the NFL is that they now have an opportunity to effect positive change with the situation presented to them. I urge them to seize this moment.”
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