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June 21, 2013 |
DNA evidence helped authorities nab a suspect in a Rancho Cucamonga murder nearly 17 years after the killing, authorities said Friday. Gabriel Bencomo was arrested Thursday in the Aug. 4, 1996, shooting death of Joseph Anguiano. Bencomo allegedly targeted Anguiano in front of Anguiano's home in the 8800 block of Hermosa Avenue. Anguiano later died at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The case remained unsolved until this week's development. The sheriff's cold case team reopened the investigation in 2010, combing through more evidence, according to officials.
April 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced the end of “an important chapter” late Friday night in the Boston Marathon bombing with the arrest of a fugitive suspect. But Obama said the search is just beginning to find out why the attack was launched and who may have been involved. “The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” he said, explicitly classifying the alleged perpetrators of the crime as “terrorists.” Whatever “hateful agenda” propelled the attackers, Obama said, it “cannot prevail.” “They have already failed,” he said, because Americans refused to be terrified and intimidated.
June 10, 2013 |
Adam "Pacman" Jones' streak of steering clear of trouble with the law since signing with the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2010 seems to have come to an end. He apparently reported the news of his own arrest Monday morning on Twitter: Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for .... - ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013 Mike Florio of NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Jones would be turning himself in to authorities later in the day after an alleged incident at a bar Thursday following a Cincinnati Reds game.
January 31, 2013 |
Officials are searching for two people in the slaying of a Texas prosecutor outside the Kaufman County Courthouse Thursday morning. Mark Hasse, 57, was shot to death after getting out of his car on his way to work, witnesses said. Authorities offered a $36,000 reward for information leading to arrests in the case, and said they expected the amount to double by Friday. Hasse was an assistant district attorney in Kaufman County. Investigators were sifting through his cases for clues.
December 5, 2011 |
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a Secret Service agent can be held liable for arresting a Colorado man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney and told him his "policies in Iraq are disgusting. " The justices will consider an issue potentially significant to all Americans — whether they can criticize public officials without fear of arrest. But the case before the court is complicated in two ways. First, it involves Secret Service agents who have a special duty to act quickly and decisively to protect the president and vice president from harm.
May 27, 2010 |
Cancun would rather be known for powdery beaches and Windex-blue waters, but on Wednesday it was the scene of an explosive corruption scandal: Did its mayor secretly work on behalf of two of Mexico's most bloodthirsty drug-trafficking organizations? The charges against Mayor Gregorio Sanchez, who is on leave to run for governor of the state of Quintana Roo, add new force to worries that organized crime groups have infiltrated Mexican politics at all levels and are undermining the country's fragile moves toward a real democracy.
March 8, 2010 |
Pakistani intelligence sources in Karachi said Sunday that security forces in the southern port city have arrested Adam Gadahn, a Southern California native who became a top propagandist for Al Qaeda and is wanted by the U.S. on treason charges. A U.S. counter-terrorism official said later that the CIA and other agencies "are looking into reports" of Gadahn's capture, but could not immediately confirm his arrest. Some reports said the man arrested may have been another American-born Al Qaeda operative.
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September 8, 2012 |
When 15-year-old Stacy Knappenberger was killed in 1980, Oxnard investigators were at a loss. The body of the Hueneme High School student was found in her home. She had been beaten and stabbed multiple times, and authorities suspected she had been sexually assaulted. But there were no arrests until this week, when, guided by a DNA match, officers in Fairfield, Ala., converged on the home of Thomas Young Jr., 65, a Vietnam veteran described by a next-door neighbor as mild-mannered and religious.
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September 29, 2009 |
Roman Polanski's attorneys helped provoke his arrest by complaining to an appellate court this summer that Los Angeles County prosecutors had made no real effort to capture the filmmaker in his three decades as a fugitive, two law enforcement sources familiar with the case told The Times. The accusation that the Los Angeles County district attorney's office was not serious about extraditing Polanski to facing sentencing in a child sex case he fled in 1978 was a minor point in two lengthy July court filings by the director's attorneys.
August 17, 2011 |
An Indian government attempt to head off a political crisis by arresting a key anti-corruption activist appeared to backfire Tuesday when Parliament walked out and demonstrations erupted around the country. Plainclothes police surrounded activist Anna Hazare early Tuesday morning as the septuagenarian left his home to begin a hunger strike in protest of alleged widespread corruption, reportedly forbidding him to leave the premises. When he defied them, officers took him into custody on preemptory charges of "breach of peace.