Latisha Fisher Killed 20-Month-Old Son Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher in NYC Restaurant

Latisha Fisher Killed 20-Month-Old Son Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher in NYC Restaurant

Latisha Fisher Killed 20-Month-Old Son Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher in NYC Restaurant (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Latisha Fisher, 35, is accused of killing her 20-month-old son, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, by smothering him inside the bathroom of 5 Boro Burger in midtown Manhattan.

Fisher told a woman who walked into the bathroom and saw her holding her hand on the toddler’s mouth, “I put my hand over his mouth to put him to sleep,” police sources told the NY Daily News.

A worker used a key to open the bathroom after a line to the toilets grew long and there was some concern as to why Fisher was taking so long. The worker found the child unconscious and foaming at the mouth, sources say.

Latisha Fisher tried to deter restaurant staff from administering CPR to the toddler. He later died at a local hospital. Charges are pending against his mother.

11-Year-old Charged in Murder of 15-Year-Old DaVontae Ziegler

11-Year-old Charged in Murder of 15-Year-Old DaVontae Ziegler

11-Year-old Charged in Murder of 15-Year-Old DaVontae Ziegler (Photo Credit: Tennessean Video Screengrab)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  DaVontae Ziegler, 15, was shot and killed by his 11-year-old friend outside his home in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday.

Police have charged the 11-year-old, who has not been identified, with homicide in connection with Ziegler’s death.

Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said, “The young man who fired the shot was very concerned about the victim’s welfare and ran to check on him before he fled the immediate scene.”

14-Year-Old Kierra’onna Rice Killed After Facebook Spat Turned Deadly

14-Year-Old Kierra'onna Rice Killed After Facebook Spat Turned Deadly

14-Year-Old Kierra’onna Rice Killed After Facebook Spat Turned Deadly (Photo Credit: WVTM Video Screengrab)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: Kierra’onna Rice, 14, was killed after a Facebook feud led to a planned brawl at a Birmingham, Ala., park.

WBRC reports police say a group of girls who had a spat on Facebook decided to go to a Birmingham park to fight. They intended to videotape the fight and post it online, WBRC reports.

Kierra'onna Rice killed after Facebook spat turns deadly

Kierra’onna Rice killed after Facebook spat turns deadly (Photo Credit: Facebook)

WIAT reports that after the fight broke out, two male teens pulled out guns and started shooting at the girls. Kierra’onna Rice was fatally shot and two others wounded.

The two suspects, ages 17 and 19, have been arrested, but their names have not been released. Police believe one of the suspects was dating one of the girls who was fighting Kierra’onna Rice.

William Williams, Brother of Cleveland Police Chief, Murdered, Girlfriend Shoots Self

William Williams, Brother of Cleveland Police Chief, Murdered, Girlfriend Shoots Self

William Williams, Brother of Cleveland Police Chief, Murdered, Girlfriend Shoots Self

William Williams, the brother of Cleveland, OH, police chief Calvin Williams, was murdered inside a home on the city’s east-side. Dana Johnson, 36, shot herself in the head, after fleeing the home.

Johnson is accused of shooting Williams, the father of her two kids, early Tuesday morning at a home on Grantwood Avenue.

Troopers caught up with Johnson on Route 376 in Lawrence County, Penn. She shot herself in the head as they approached her vehicle.

There are reports that she was taken to an area hospital and is on life support.

Dana Johnson was charged with aggravated murder before she was located in Pennsylvania.

 

 

Randolph Sanders Charged in Philly Bus Stop Murder of Coworker Kim Jones

Randolph Sanders Charged in Philly Bus Stop Murder of Coworker Kim Jones

Randolph Sanders Charged in Philly Bus Stop Murder of Coworker Kim Jones (Photo Credit: 6ABC.com Video Screengrab)

Randolph Sanders was charged with murdering his co-worker Kim Jones as she waited at a north Philadelphia bus stop on January 13, 2015.

Sanders reportedly confessed to police that he murdered 56-year-old Kim Jones while she waited for a bus at 12th and Jefferson Streets.

Police investigators say Randolph Sanders, 36, was disguised when he walked up from behind and shot Kim Jones in the back of the head.

According to 6ABC.com, Kim Jones and Randolph Sanders “ran a program for Turning Points for children” and she allegedly “accused Sanders of mismanaging funds and possibly stealing thousands of dollars from the nonprofit.” She was on her way to turn Sanders in to DHS when she was murdered, 6ABC.com reports.

HBO Picks Up “Thug Music” Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting

HBO Picks Up "Thug Music" Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting Trial

HBO Picks Up “Thug Music” Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting Trial

HBO picks up the “Thug Music” documentary, 3 1/2 Minutes about the trial for the murder of black teen Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn, in Jacksonville, Fla., in November 2012.

3 1/2 Minutes, which was directed by Marc Silver, made its premiere at the Sundance Music Festival last week. HBO bought the U.S. television rights to the movie and will air it later this year after its theatrical release.

Shiela Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films said, “I am grieved that these continuing stories are everyday matters swept away. By bringing this powerful film to HBO audiences we hope to elevate the national conversation around these tragic issues.”

The jury deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge while returning a guilty verdict on three counts of attempted murder during the trial last February. Michael Dunn was retried and found guilty of first-degree murder for Jordan Davis’ murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Last year, Jordan Davis’ family attorney John Phillips released a damning video of a neighbor, Charles Hendrix, slamming Michael Dunn as a bully and someone who was hard to get a long with.

Watch the trailer for “3 1/2 Minutes” via Participant Media:

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Michael Johnson for Phylicia Barnes’ Murder

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Michael Johnson for Phylicia Barnes' Murder

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Michael Johnson for Phylicia Barnes’ Murder (Photo Credit: Baltimore Police Dept.)

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed second-degree murder and other charges against Michael Johnson, 30, for the death of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, whose body was found in the Susquehanna River in 2010.

Judge John Addison Howard dismissed all the charges saying the prosecution’s “arguably circumstantial” case against Michael Johnson was insufficient evidence. He ordered Johnson be freed on Tuesday.

The State’s Attorney vows to appeal the ruling.

Johnson was arrested and charged with Phylicia Barnes’ murder in 2012, after she disappeared while visiting relatives in Baltimore. Her body was found several months later in the Susquehanna River.

Michael Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder in 2013. A new trial was ordered after a judge ruled that prosecutors had withheld evidence about a key witness.

Odes Dupree Arrested in Murder of Grandmother Found Bound in Douglas County

Odes Dupree Arrested for Murder of Grandmother Found Hogtied in Douglas County

Odes Dupree Arrested for Murder of Grandmother Found Hogtied in Douglas County

Odes Dupree, 53, was arrested for the murder of grandmother Florene Duke who was found hog-tied in her Douglas county apartment last week.

Police say Duke died from positional asphyxiation. Her body was found by relatives inside her Countryside Manor apartment on Nov. 10.

Stay tuned for developing news on Odes Dupree’s arrest.

 

Darryl Warren Bludgeons Wife to Death in St. Petersburg Home

Darryl Warren Bludgeons Wife to Death in St. Petersburg Home

Darryl Warren Bludgeons Wife to Death in St. Petersburg Home (Photo Credit: FDOC)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Darryl Warren was arrested in Jacksonville after bludgeoning his wife to death during a domestic dispute in their St. Petersburg, Fla., home.

Warren fled the scene after killing his wife, Barbara, 57, at 3033 Melrose Avenue South.

Darryl Warren has a criminal history which includes prison sentences for first-degree attempted murder, aggravated child abuse and grand theft auto in 1993.

 

Michael Dunn Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder for Jordan Davis Death

Michael Dunn Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder for Jordan Davis Death

Michael Dunn Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder for Jordan Davis Death

MICHAEL DUNN FOUND GUILTY:  Michael Dunn has been found guilty of first degree murder for the shooting death of unarmed teen Jordan Davis after an altercation erupted over loud music.

It took the jury 4.5 hours of deliberations to reach a guilty verdict. This is a huge victory for the prosecutor’s office after they ended up with a hung jury on the murder charge during the first trial. The guilty verdict comes two years after Michael Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis.

Michael Dunn’s sentencing for Jordan Davis’ murder is tentatively scheduled for October 17.