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May 8, 2013 |
In the last year, Mike Judge, a Simi Valley councilman and Los Angeles Police Department officer, has been scrutinized for posting links on his Facebook page to racy and suggestive websites. When the Simi Valley Acorn asked him in February about the links to sites such as Hot Mirror Shots - which features topless and nearly naked women - and Hot Chicks with Abs, Judge told the local newspaper that he didn't consider anything on his Facebook page inappropriate. “There's no porn on my Facebook,” he said.
August 22, 2012 |
A New Jersey woman decapitated her toddler son, put his head in a refrigerator and then stabbed herself to death Wednesday after dialing 911, police say. Officers who responded to Chevonne Thomas' 911 call were in her home, unaware she was sitting upstairs, when they discovered the body of 2-year-old Zahree Thomas on the first floor. When they realized someone was on the second floor, most of the officers withdrew and set up a perimeter around the house until they could find a way to safely determine who was inside.
May 15, 2011 |
At least 27 people were slain early Sunday in a remote area of northern Guatemala that has become a key base for Mexican drug-trafficking groups, authorities said. Police said a small army of gunmen attacked workers on a coconut farm in the northern province of Peten, a zone that has become increasingly dangerous as Mexican drug smugglers extend operations in Central America to escape a crackdown at home. The victims included 25 men and two women, all of whom were decapitated, according to Jaime Leonel Otzin, director of Guatemala's National Civil Police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2011 |
A British national was found guilty Tuesday on two counts of murder in the stabbing death of a woman and the decapitation of her boyfriend in what a prosecution witness said was a drug-fueled, paranoid slaughter at a Tujunga condominium. Jurors deliberated for about a week before returning the guilty verdicts against Neil Revill, 38, a small-time drug dealer, nearly a decade after the October 2001 killings of Arthur Davodian and Kimberly Crayton. A jailhouse informant told jurors in the six-week trial that Revill confessed to murdering the pair, believing that Davodian was involved in a plot with Israeli organized crime figures who planned on killing him. Revill was convicted of second-degree murder for Davodian's death and first-degree murder for Crayton's slaying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2011 |
Charlie Sheen's estranged wife said this week that the TV star vowed to decapitate her and send her severed head to her mother. But Brooke Mueller's statements filed in court are not enough for the Los Angeles Police Department to open a criminal investigation. This week a judge issued a temporary restraining order against Sheen, who has pleaded no contest twice on domestic violence charges. But LAPD officials said they've determined that they can launch a probe only if Mueller files a complaint, which as of Friday she has not. "It is incumbent on her to come forward and make a police report," said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Mitzi Grasso.
January 9, 2011 |
The bodies of at least 25 people, 15 of them with their heads cut off, were discovered Saturday in the resort city of Acapulco, authorities said. Drug cartel violence has increasingly plagued Acapulco as rival gangs fight for control of the local market, occasionally spilling into the tourist areas of the city. Even though most of Saturday's killings appeared to have steered clear of those sections, the violence damages the reputation of a once-glamorous city struggling to make a comeback amid President Felipe Calderon's drug war. The grimmest discovery came as police were investigating a burning car in a shopping center parking lot early in the morning: the decapitated bodies of 15 people.