Carruth Podcast Tells How NFL Star Rae Carruth Became a Killer

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Carruth a new true-crime podcast, tells the story of Rae Carruth, a gifted wide receiver who was playing for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers when he was arrested for conspiring to murder Cherica Adams in 1999, when she was eight months pregnant. Cherica’s child, Chancellor Adams, survived the ordeal but suffers […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Carruth a new true-crime podcast, tells the story of Rae Carruth, a gifted wide receiver who was playing for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers when he was arrested for conspiring to murder Cherica Adams in 1999, when she was eight months pregnant. Cherica’s child, Chancellor Adams, survived the ordeal but suffers [...]

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Walmart Triple Killer Scott Ostrem Doesn’t Want to Die

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Last November, 47-year-old Scott Ostrem opened fire in a suburban Walmart, killing three people and terrifying more than forty others. The prosecutor in the case said he was thinking about seeking the death penalty in the case when Ostrem’s lawyers asked if he’d take it off capital punishment […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Last November, 47-year-old Scott Ostrem opened fire in a suburban Walmart, killing three people and terrifying more than forty others. The prosecutor in the case said he was thinking about seeking the death penalty in the case when Ostrem’s lawyers asked if he’d take it off capital punishment [...]

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Security Guard Lucardio Kroener’s Heroic Death

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police officers responded to a report of a shooting and quickly located an individual suffering from a gunshot wound. Meanwhile, a security guard — Kroener — confronted a possible suspect, and what’s described as “a physical altercation” ensued. It ended tragically. Westword has the story.

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police officers responded to a report of a shooting and quickly located an individual suffering from a gunshot wound. Meanwhile, a security guard — Kroener — confronted a possible suspect, and what’s described as “a physical altercation” ensued. It ended tragically. Westword has the story.

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The Mystery of Stripper Jennifer Marcum and the Serial Killer Scott Kimball

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: NBC’s Dateline recently aired a report about serial killer Scott Kimball. Among the subjects of the program was Jennifer Marcum, a former dancer at Shotgun Willie’s strip club whom Kimball has been convicted of killing, but whose remains still have not been found more than fifteen years after she vanished. Westword […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: NBC’s Dateline recently aired a report about serial killer Scott Kimball. Among the subjects of the program was Jennifer Marcum, a former dancer at Shotgun Willie’s strip club whom Kimball has been convicted of killing, but whose remains still have not been found more than fifteen years after she vanished. Westword [...]

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This Triple Murder Hit Close to Home for Connie Jones

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire:More than a month after her daughter’s murder, Connie Jones still drives by the spot where she was killed, a patch of brush tucked behind a warehouse near a major highway interchange. It’s not an area that Jones had frequented before, not even for public transportation at the sprawling train and bus […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire:More than a month after her daughter’s murder, Connie Jones still drives by the spot where she was killed, a patch of brush tucked behind a warehouse near a major highway interchange. It’s not an area that Jones had frequented before, not even for public transportation at the sprawling train and bus [...]

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CA Latest State to Narrow Its Felony Murder Law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that limits who can be prosecuted for felony murder to those who commit or intend to commit a killing. The new law scales back a rule that allows defendants to be convicted of first-degree murder if a victim dies even if the defendant did not intend to kill, or did not know a homicide took place.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that limits who can be prosecuted for felony murder to those who commit or intend to commit a killing. The new law, effective Jan. 1, scales back California’s felony murder rule, which allows defendants to be convicted of first-degree murder if a victim dies during the commission of a felony even if the defendant did not intend to kill, or did not know a homicide took place, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hundreds of inmates now serving time under the current law will be able to petition the court for a reduced sentence.

Defense lawyers and other supporters say the new prosecution standards requiring proof of intent will make the state’s felony murder law similar to how prosecutors charge other crimes. Cases in which an officer was killed will not be subject to the new law. Law enforcement groups opposed the changes, arguing they could lead to more violent people on the streets.  Assemblyman Jim Cooper, a former Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy, said the proposal was too lenient on willful participants in crime, such as defendants who drive a killer to the scene of the crime. Bobby Garcia, who served 21 years in prison for murder, was in ninth grade in 1992 when he and four teenage friends robbed a man for gas money on their way to a party. Garcia said he punched the man but was not involved in his killing, and believes it occurred while he was in the car waiting for his friends. Garcia said young people should be held accountable for their actions, “but they shouldn’t be held in prison for the rest of their lives for a crime they didn’t do.” Other states, including Arkansas, Kentucky, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Michigan, have narrowed the scope of their felony murder rules.

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Border Agent Wanted to ‘Eradicate’ Prostitutes

Juan David Ortiz, the Border Patrol agent who allegedly went on a killing spree this month in Texas, is a former Navy corpsman who led a quiet, suburban life with a wife, children and respected job.

The Border Patrol agent who allegedly went on a killing spree this month is a former Navy corpsman who led a quiet, suburban life with a wife, children and respected job. Juan David Ortiz, 35, also wished to “eradicate all the prostitutes” and befriended sex workers before shooting them execution-style and dumping their bodies in rural areas, USA Today reports. Police are still trying to determine what triggered Ortiz to launch the spree that left four people dead in Laredo, Tx. “It’s difficult to get into the mind of a killer,” said Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz. “But what we have right now and what we do know is that Ortiz carried out these murders in a cold and callous way.”

Police said Ortiz confessed to the killings and pointed police to the bodies. He told investigators about his disdain for Laredo’s sex worker community, said Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina, the county’s top executive. Ortiz served in the Navy from 2001 to 2009, earning the rank of second-class hospital corpsman. He earned a bachelor’s degree from American Military University and later a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. His seemingly normal life was underscored with repeated encounters with sex workers. Ortiz befriended the workers who congregate on the street, putting them at ease before driving them to remote areas and killing them with bullets to the head. As the bodies were found and police noticed similarities in the shootings, Ortiz used his position as intel supervisor to monitor leads and avoid arrest.

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Auviauntea Evans Busted for Murder of High School Football Star

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police have arrested Auviauntea Evans in connection to the murder of seventeen-year-old high school football star Reese Grant-Cobb — an incident that took place way back in July. Why did it take so long to fit him for cuffs? Westword has the story.

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police have arrested Auviauntea Evans in connection to the murder of seventeen-year-old high school football star Reese Grant-Cobb — an incident that took place way back in July. Why did it take so long to fit him for cuffs? Westword has the story.

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Maurice Butler Busted for Homeless Triple Murder

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police have arrested a man suspected of carrying out a triple homicide last month near a major interchange where members of the local homeless community copngregated. Maurice Butler has been named as a suspect in the shooting deaths of Nicole Boston, 28, Jerome Coronado, 39, and Christopher Zamudio, 45. Here […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police have arrested a man suspected of carrying out a triple homicide last month near a major interchange where members of the local homeless community copngregated. Maurice Butler has been named as a suspect in the shooting deaths of Nicole Boston, 28, Jerome Coronado, 39, and Christopher Zamudio, 45. Here [...]

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Remembering Murdered Teen Reese Grant-Cobb

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: When Drew Gould first read on Snapchat that his best friend, Reese Grant-Cobb, had been stabbed and killed, he thought it was a joke. He and his football teammates in high school often used “RIP” after someone got roasted by jokes on social media. But this post was no joke. Westword has […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: When Drew Gould first read on Snapchat that his best friend, Reese Grant-Cobb, had been stabbed and killed, he thought it was a joke. He and his football teammates in high school often used “RIP” after someone got roasted by jokes on social media. But this post was no joke. Westword has [...]

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