JSO report details what led to arrest of man charged in North Jacksonville triple murder
An arrest report obtained Wednesday by News4JAX reveals new information in the arrest of Ja-Darrius Jones, the man who faces charges of second-degree murder in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found by Jacksonville police inside a home on the Northside.
Michael Politte paroled decades after conviction for his mother's murder
Incarcerated at 14 years old for the murder of his mother — which he says he did not commit — MIchael Politte was 38 when he was granted parole in April 2022. He left prison doing one of the things he enjoyed most before he went in — riding a bike.news.yahoo.com
Man suspected of murdering woman accused her of lying and cheating, according to police report
A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report details what suspect Isaiah Greene, 18, said to an acquaintance before he was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Greene was arrested Tuesday after a woman’s body was found the day before at a home in the Moncrief Park neighborhood.
Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer visit scene where MP Amess was killed
In a rare show of unity, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Keir Starmer visit the scene where lawmaker David Amess was killed in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, along with the Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle and Home Secretary Priti Patel. Amess, 69, was talking with voters at a church when he was stabbed to death, in what the police have said was a terrorist attack.news.yahoo.com
Appeals court hears case of 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd death
The Minnesota Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Thursday on whether three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd 's death should face an additional count of aiding and abetting third-degree murder. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao are scheduled to face trial next March on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors want to add the third charge following an appeals court ruling in February.news.yahoo.com
Charges upgraded for 17-year-old in Calloway Cove triple murder
Owen Laureano-Cosme, 17, is charged with second-degree murder in a triple shooting at Calloway Cove Apartments. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One of two 17-year-olds charged in connection with a triple murder at the Calloway Cove apartments on Feb. 8 will be tried as an adult in the case after his felony murder charges were upgraded to second-degree murder, News4Jax has learned. According to a charging document from the State Attorney’s Office, Owen Laureano-Cosme is the suspected shooter in the robbery attempt that left a woman and two men dead. AdKeon Lester, 18, is charged with felony murder, 18-year-old Robert Kay is charged with conspiracy. Another 17-year-old boy is charged with felony murder, and a 14-year-old girl is charged as an accessory.
Investigating the 2005 murder of teacher Tara Grinstead
Investigating the 2005 murder of teacher Tara Grinstead A family in Georgia is awaiting a state supreme court ruling that could allow a long-awaited murder trial to go forward in the death of Tara Grinstead. Tara was a teacher and former beauty queen when she disappeared in October 2005. I"48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant joins CBSN to discuss the 12-year-old mystery and how authorities may have missed crucial leads early in the investigation.cbsnews.com
Woman killed at park is Jacksonville’s 162nd homicide of 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman in her 20s was found shot to death Monday morning at Normandy Park, according to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue. A weapon and other evidence were located between where the victim was found and where the subject was taken into custody. “The witnesses provided a clothing and a physical description and the general area which he fled on foot,” JSO homicide Sgt. Her uncle, Timothy Williams, identified the victim as Ta’Liyah Williams. Tuesday morning the Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect, Deiondre Lewis, 22, as the man who was taken into custody.
Man formally charged with killing wife, 3 children
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Prosecutors have formally charged a man with killing his wife and three children at their Florida home near Walt Disney World. Four charges of second-degree murder were filed Wednesday against Anthony Todt, 44, in Osceola County court. Todt was arrested earlier this month after his wife, Megan, and their children, Alek, Tyler and Zoe, were found dead at the Celebration home. Online records in New York state court showed Todt and his Colchester, Connecticut-based clinics were facing debts to creditors. According to agents, Todt and the clinics submitted claims to Medicaid and private insurers for physical therapy services that weren’t given to patients.
Florida man guilty; used claw hammer, knife to kill family
PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Florida man could get a death sentence after being found guilty of using a claw hammer, knife and gun to kill his mother and half-brothers. His mother, Voncile Smith, 77, and two half-brothers, John Smith, 49, and Richard Smith, 47, were found dead in their home July 31, 2015. Marlin Purifoy, another inmate who testified in hopes of reducing his own sentence, testified that Hartung confessed to the killings while behind bars. Hartung told Purifoy that he "tortured his mother by cutting her pinkie in order to get safe combinations,” Jensen said. “How can Marlin Purifoy know that?
5 charged with murder in opioid OD deaths in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five people accused of selling opioids to victims who died of overdose deaths over the last 18 months are facing murder charges, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced Tuesday. Williams said that his deputies responded to 263 overdose deaths last year. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Chief Keith Powers said the number of overdose calls in Jacksonville increased by 45% between 2018 and 2019. She said aggressive police work is being met with equally aggressive prosecution to try to stem the number of overdose deaths in the community. Every time you use illegal drugs, you’re taking your life in your hands.”
Killing of Michelle O’Connell case researcher shrouded in mystery nearly a year later
Killing of Michelle O’Connell case researcher shrouded in mystery nearly a year laterPublished: January 22, 2020, 10:58 pmEllie Washtock’s father: ‘I think if he wasn’t looking into that ... he would still be alive. That’s my gut feeling.'
Surveillance image released of car sought in Mandarin murder case
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police on Thursday released a surveillance image of a car sought in a recent murder case. Investigators hope someone will recognize the dark-colored sedan pictured in the grainy image as they suspect someone inside the car might have vital information about a Dec. 22 killing in Mandarin. Little information about the case has been released. Details including the exact location of the incident and the victim’s name are listed as exempt on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office transparency website. Anyone with information about the pictured vehicle, its occupants or the murder is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
18-year-old’s family pleads for help finding his killer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The family of a former Lee High School football player Malik Brown came forward Monday afternoon asking for information his murder Friday night. Brown's family was joined by members of the clergy and Jacksonville City Council to discuss his death and the lack of arrests. "This is my family and also my community," relative Brittany Herndon said. The group is also setting up a community plan to stop continuing violence in the same Jacksonville neighborhoods. The family held Monday’s news conference at the Cochran Law Firm because Brown had a relative who works there and the whole firm is devastated.
'How to Get Away with Murder' to end with Season 6
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesABC is closing the case of "How to Get Away with Murder," announcing Thursday that the upcoming sixth season of the Viola Davis-starring legal drama will be its last. Davis plugged the upcoming season on Twitter, and called the show one of "greatest rides" of her life. "Murder," which is executive produced by Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Stephen Cragg, became a hit for ABC when it premiered in fall 2014. It helped cement what the network dubbed its "TGIT" lineup, which also included Shondaland produced "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy." According to a release provided to CNN, the final season of "Murder" will focus on the class's last semester of law school and premieres Sept. 26.
"48 Hours": Tragic accident or ruthless murder?
"48 Hours" investigates the case of Dr. Robert Neulander, whose wife Leslie was found dead from a massive head wound. Officials first said the lethal injury was accidental, but prosecutors later charged Neulander with murder. Jim Axelrod has the story, including an interview with Jenna Neulander, the doctor's daughter.cbsnews.com
“48 Hours” investigates murder of Aspen “princess”
“48 Hours” investigates murder of Aspen “princess” When a member of Aspen “royalty” is slain in her sleep, police look to her enemies. Was one of them her killer? Correspondent Maureen Maher joins "CBS This Morning" to give a preview of Saturday’s all-new “48 Hours.”cbsnews.com
"48 Hours" probes murder of stockbroker's ex-wife
"48 Hours" probes murder of stockbroker's ex-wife A special Monday edition of "48 Hours" looks at the murder of Carol Kennedy, who was found beaten to death at her Arizona ranch six years ago. Maureen Maher previews her report and talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the case.cbsnews.com