April 29, 1989 |
A 17-year-old boy was held Friday in the fatal stabbing of his father and brother and the wounding of his mother at the family home, police said. The mother was in serious condition after surgery Friday.
September 9, 1994 |
With a swagger in keeping with their bold prison tattoos and impressive arsenal of stolen guns, the men had evidently bragged to one of the young ladies of Blue Springs, Mo., that they were going to make a name for themselves. And if celebrity is achieved by murder and plunder scattered across 2,000 miles from the South to the Pacific and perhaps into Nevada's high desert, so they have: The name they have made for themselves, authorities say, is "killers."
September 6, 1994 |
An investigation that began when Ruth Lucille Loader and her car were reported missing from her farmhouse in Port Washington, Ohio, has grown into a nationwide manhunt for two men suspected in a series of murders and car thefts extending from there to Oklahoma. Federal warrants had been issued for Lewis Eugene Gilbert, 22, and Eric Alvin Elliot, 16, both of Newcomerstown, a small Ohio town.
April 6, 1987 |
About 250 law enforcement officers using bloodhounds and helicopters Sunday scoured an area where searchers found a blanket believed to have been used by a man suspected in the slaying of a church worker and the shooting of a policeman. Authorities said they hoped the effort would unnerve John David Brown, who has eluded lawmen for seven days. "Psychologically, it weakens the nervous system and it will defeat you," said Missouri Highway Patrol Lt. Ernest McCutchen.
September 10, 1994 |
Two suspects in a cross-country crime spree that included three murders and a kidnaping contested extradition efforts by three states Friday. Ohio and Oklahoma are seeking extradition of Lewis Gilbert, 22, and Oklahoma and Missouri are seeking extradition of Eric Elliott, 16, lawyers told a court hearing here. The suspects also pleaded not guilty to New Mexico charges of being fugitives from justice.
July 30, 1993 |
In a verdict that bolsters the cause of gun rights activists, a Missouri criminal court jury has acquitted a 62-year-old farmer of second-degree murder in the shooting last December of a local teen-ager who broke into an abandoned house in farm country 75 miles west of Kansas City. A jury in Richmond, Mo., deliberated only three hours Wednesday, then pronounced Wilbur Wilson Jr. not guilty in the killing of Travis Lineberry, a 16-year-old high school student.
July 21, 1993 |
The abandoned house where Junior Wilson shot down Travis Lineberry held little worth stealing, little worth defending to the death. A mile east of here on a gravel road, the fraying white clapboard had been the Wilson family homestead for more than six decades. But it has stood vacant since Junior's ailing mother moved out more than two years ago.
October 22, 2000 |
A woman who said her multiple personalities were responsible for the deaths of two of her 8-year-old triplet sons was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in Kansas City. Mary Bass, 32, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Her lawyers and defense experts said she had severe psychosis and a personality named "Sharon" who controlled her actions. Police said Bass locked Gary and Larry Bass in a room and deprived them of food and dipped their feet in scalding water as punishment.
July 6, 1987 |
A stockbroker's assistant who allegedly gave birth in the lavatory of a jetliner in Kansas City and dumped the infant's body in a trash bin will be arrested and returned to Missouri this week to face murder charges, authorities said Sunday. The woman, whose identity was not disclosed pending her arrest and arraignment, was charged Saturday in Platte County, Mo., with second-degree murder in the death of her infant daughter.