A lawsuit by Shari Webber-Dunn, a convicted murderer and practicing Thelemite, alleges that women prisoners in Kansas are subjected to endless Christian imagery and propaganda, including an 8-foot wooden cross, Christian-themed radio and TV broadcasts, and housing units plastered with proselytizing messages.
Nathaniel Jouett, a suicidal high school sophomore, is accused of walking into the Clovis public library with two handguns on Monday and shooting six people, killing two of them. “His mind had to snap,” his pastor said.
Ronald Phillips, 43, was put to death Wednesday morning in the first execution in Ohio in more than three years. He was 19 when he raped and beat to death the 3-year-old daughter of his girlfriend in Akron.
The city once labeled “Paradise Lost” as drug-driven murder spiked to 300 a year in the 1980s had just 26 homicides in the first six months this year. Police and community leaders cite several reasons, including a citizenry fed-up with gun violence that has grown more willing to engage with law enforcers.
Rob Krentz, a prominent Arizona rancher, was found shot to death 30 miles from the Mexican border in 2010, and the case was used to justify the state’s harsh immigration laws. But seven years later, it is far from certain that his killer was in the U.S. illegally.
Escapees Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe were denied bail at arraignment in Georgia on Wednesday following their return from Tennessee, where they were apprehended last week. They are accused of killing two prison officers during their escape.
Officer Roy Oliver shot and killed Jordan Edwards, 15, as he rode in a car with four other youths last Saturday night. The arrest warrant affidavit says another officer used his gun to break the car’s rear window before Oliver got behind the officer and fired several rounds into the car as it drove past.
The seven bounty hunters and bondsmen were looking for a wanted fugitive when they confronted four men in a car outside a Clarksville, Tenn., Walmart. But the fugitive was not in the car, and the bounty hunters have been charged for shooting Jalen Johnson, who was not wanted.