<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Sun, 28 May 2017 04:24:12 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Police: Colorado woman was passed out on drugs when infant son died]]> http://gazette.com/police-colorado-woman-was-passed-out-on-drugs-when-infant-son-died/article/1603983?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-colorado-woman-was-passed-out-on-drugs-when-infant-son-died/article/1603983?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS — Police have arrested a northern Colorado woman whose infant son died while investigators say she was passed out from drug use for 18 hours on her birthday.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports 28-year-old Mandi Woodall was arrested Thursday and is being held in the Larimer County jail.

Investigators say she told them she took a two-hour nap with the 3-month-old boy Tuesday, and he was unresponsive when she awoke. But authorities believe she had been sleeping for nearly an entire day and that drugs played a role.

They have not said how the boy died. Two other children at the home were uninjured but showed signs of neglect.

Booking documents do not indicate if Woodall has hired an attorney.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 20:29:45 -0600
<![CDATA[2 men charged after forcing baby alligator to drink beer]]> http://gazette.com/2-men-charged-after-forcing-baby-alligator-to-drink-beer/article/1604022?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-men-charged-after-forcing-baby-alligator-to-drink-beer/article/1604022?custom_click=rss

Two men are being charged for the harassment of an alligator after photos were posted online showing the men pouring beer into the reptile’s mouth, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources began investigating the case after receiving multiple emails and messages from concerned citizens.

Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, admitted to officers that they picked up the alligator after they saw it crossing the road, according to SCDNR. The men then admitted to pouring beer into the animal’s mouth, taking photos and posting them on social media. Floyd Jr. told authorities they released the alligator and watched it swim away in a



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Sat, 27 May 2017 20:19:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: Woman intentionally crashed into Colorado Springs Sprouts store opening this week]]> http://gazette.com/police-woman-intentionally-crashed-into-colorado-springs-sprouts-store-opening-this-week/article/1603984?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-woman-intentionally-crashed-into-colorado-springs-sprouts-store-opening-this-week/article/1603984?custom_click=rss

A 19-year-old woman intentionally crashed her car into a new Sprouts Farmers Market on the city’s northeast side late Friday night, causing “significant damage” to the store that’s scheduled to open in just a few days, according to Colorado Springs Police.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 19:44:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Arrest made in suspected abuse death of Rocky Ford infant]]> http://gazette.com/arrest-made-in-suspected-abuse-death-of-rocky-ford-infant/article/1604003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arrest-made-in-suspected-abuse-death-of-rocky-ford-infant/article/1604003?custom_click=rss

ROCKY FORD — The boyfriend of a woman whose infant daughter died in the southern Colorado town of Rocky Ford has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.

KKTV reports that 20-year-old Ryan Casias was being held in Otero County Jail on $150,000 bond.

One-year-old Jayleianna (Jay-LEE-anna) Rivas Trujillo was found unresponsive May 20 in a home shared by Casias and the baby's mother, Maryah.

A coroner's report found the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Arrest documents say the baby had previously been removed from the home and placed in foster care because of suspected abuse.

It wasn't immediately known if Casias had an attorney.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 12:56:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Fatal shooting in northeast Colorado Springs ruled year's 16th homicide]]> http://gazette.com/fatal-shooting-in-northeast-colorado-springs-ruled-years-16th-homicide/article/1603957?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fatal-shooting-in-northeast-colorado-springs-ruled-years-16th-homicide/article/1603957?custom_click=rss

The death of a 43-year-old man who was allegedly shot during a fight with his girlfriend's son last weekend has been ruled a homicide, police said Friday.

It is the 16th homicide in Colorado Springs this year; there were five homicides this time last year, police said.

Grant August Motsinger, 25, told police his mother and Kirk David Maroo were arguing while he was watching TV Saturday night at the home at 5639 Vermillion Bluffs Drive on the city's northeast side, according to court documents.

Motsinger turned up the volume before the men began arguing, court documents said. Motsinger went upstairs, got his .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun and wrestled with Maroo, then shot him, the documents stated.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 11:47:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Fourth arrest made in stabbing, robbery east of downtown Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/fourth-arrest-made-in-stabbing-robbery-east-of-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1603958?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fourth-arrest-made-in-stabbing-robbery-east-of-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1603958?custom_click=rss

A fourth person has been arrested in a robbery and stabbing over a minor traffic crash east of downtown Colorado Springs last weekend, police said Friday.

Charlie Dewayne Scott, 19, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of criminal mischief, second-degree assault and aggravated robbery after a man was stabbed in the back following a crash early Sunday at 1826 E. Platte Ave, police said.

The victim was treated for minor injuries at Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

Kerrie Scott, 18, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, aggravated robbery and criminal mischief, all felonies, later Sunday, court records show.

A SWAT team helped execute search warrants about 9 a.m. Monday, and Kailan Marion,



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Sat, 27 May 2017 11:47:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Suspect arrested for vehicle break-ins in Pueblo]]> http://gazette.com/suspect-arrested-for-vehicle-break-ins-in-pueblo/article/1603987?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suspect-arrested-for-vehicle-break-ins-in-pueblo/article/1603987?custom_click=rss

Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Pueblo man in connection with at least two vehicle break-ins in Pueblo West on Friday.

Deputies responded to the area of the 700 block of Dante Drive at about 6:30 a.m. on a report of a suspicious person, the sheriff's office said. A witness told deputies she heard a crashing noise from a nearby home and then saw a man run through a field toward Joe Martinez Boulevard. While en route to the area, deputies saw a man, matching the description of the suspect, jump the fence of a home in the 700 block of South Wolcott Drive.

The deputies then contacted the man, identified as 25-year-old Michael Atencio-Baca. He was carrying a large object in his hands.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 08:53:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Fountain Valley School smoke bomb suspect released after posting higher bond]]> http://gazette.com/fountain-valley-school-smoke-bomb-suspect-released-after-posting-higher-bond/article/1603966?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fountain-valley-school-smoke-bomb-suspect-released-after-posting-higher-bond/article/1603966?custom_click=rss

A Fountain Valley School employee accused of planting a homemade smoke bomb in the school's cafeteria bonded out for the second time Thursday night, court records show.

Bryan S. Bolding, 46, posted a $50,000 bond after he appeared in court Thursday morning, records show. He is accused of several offenses, including terrorist training activities, conspiracy, attempting to influence a public servant, possession and use of a hoax incendiary device and contributing to the delinquency of a minor,

After being told his contract as the private prep school's information technology director would not be renewed, Bolding and his 16-year-old son planned on setting off a smoke bomb at Saturday's graduation ceremony, court documents said.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 07:43:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s]]> http://gazette.com/former-texas-nurse-accused-of-killing-dozens-of-kids-in-80s/article/1603952?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-texas-nurse-accused-of-killing-dozens-of-kids-in-80s/article/1603952?custom_click=rss

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

Genene Jones, 66, has been serving concurrent sentences at a prison in Gatesville for two 1984 convictions: a 99-year prison term for murder in the 1982 death of 15-month-old Chelsea McClelland, who was given a fatal injection of a muscle relaxant, and a 60-year term for giving 4-week-old Rolando Santos a large injection of the blood-thinner Heparin, which he survived.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 07:06:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train in Oregon]]> http://gazette.com/police-man-hurling-racial-slurs-kills-2-injures-1-on-train-in-oregon/article/1603977?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-man-hurling-racial-slurs-kills-2-injures-1-on-train-in-oregon/article/1603977?custom_click=rss

PORTLAND, Ore.— Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/PKo777 ) officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and turned his focus on the women.

Simpson says passengers intervened and were "attacked viciously." He says one person died at the scene and another at a hospital.

Simpson says police don't know if the man has mental health issues or if he was under the influence of



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Sat, 27 May 2017 07:05:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Federal judge tosses 2 life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, orders new sentencing hearings]]> http://gazette.com/federal-judge-tosses-2-life-sentences-for-d.c.-sniper-lee-boyd-malvo-orders-new-sentencing-hearings/article/1603954?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/federal-judge-tosses-2-life-sentences-for-d.c.-sniper-lee-boyd-malvo-orders-new-sentencing-hearings/article/1603954?custom_click=rss

NORFOLK, Va.— A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.

Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, causing widespread fear throughout the region.

His accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, was executed.



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Sat, 27 May 2017 07:04:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accused of hurling table at woman at Monument brewery arrested]]> http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-hurling-table-at-woman-at-monument-brewery-arrested/article/1603796?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-hurling-table-at-woman-at-monument-brewery-arrested/article/1603796?custom_click=rss

A man accused of throwing a table at a woman during an argument at a brewery in Monument and hitting her in the face then striking her and taking her cellphone has been arrested, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

Arthur Fisher, 46, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault and having an unrelated outstanding warrant.

On May 12, Fisher picked up the woman from the Citadel Mall and drove with her on a motorcycle to Pikes Peak Brewing Co., 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive, where they began to argue, the Sheriff's Office said.

Fisher allegedly threw a table, which hit the woman's face, the Sheriff's Office reported.



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Fri, 26 May 2017 09:32:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado man accused of castrating transgender woman charged]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-man-accused-of-castrating-transgender-woman-charged/article/1603751?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-man-accused-of-castrating-transgender-woman-charged/article/1603751?custom_click=rss

DENVER — A Colorado man accused of using an Army surgical kit to castrate a transgender woman at her Denver apartment has been charged.

James Pennington was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault and unauthorized practice of medicine.

According to court documents, the woman's wife was with her during the 90-minute surgery on May 17, and the 57-year-old Pennington told the couple to call 911 if complications developed. The wife told police that after changing the dressing a few hours after the surgery, a large amount of blood poured out of the sutured wound.

Doctors were unable to reattach the testicles because of the length of time between the procedure and the 911 call.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 09:31:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Transgender woman doesn't want Colorado man who did surgery charged]]> http://gazette.com/transgender-woman-doesnt-want-colorado-man-who-did-surgery-charged/article/1603876?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/transgender-woman-doesnt-want-colorado-man-who-did-surgery-charged/article/1603876?custom_click=rss

DENVER — A Colorado man accused of performing an illegal surgery to remove a transgender woman's testicles could spend years in prison, but the woman doesn't want that.

KUSA-TV reported Thursday that the woman had asked 57-year-old James Pennington to do the surgery. She says she doesn't want to press charges — but that decision is up to the district attorney.

Pennington is charged with second-degree assault and unauthorized practice of medicine.

The woman's lawyer David Beller had said his client feels the surgery had been an act of compassion. Beller says she "begged" Pennington to perform the surgery.



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Fri, 26 May 2017 09:30:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Man in critical condition after reported shooting in east Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/man-in-critical-condition-after-reported-shooting-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1603926?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-in-critical-condition-after-reported-shooting-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1603926?custom_click=rss

A man was in critical condition Friday after a reported shooting in east Colorado Springs, police said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was found at Delaware Drive and East Uintah Street about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

No arrests have been announced, and no information about possible suspects has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 719-636-0362, or leave an anonymous tip with Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers at 719-634-7867.

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]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 08:43:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Police officer shot in face, shooter holed up in motel room]]> http://gazette.com/police-officer-shot-in-face-shooter-holed-up-in-motel-room/article/feed/458697?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-officer-shot-in-face-shooter-holed-up-in-motel-room/article/feed/458697?custom_click=rss BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A police officer has been shot in the face at a Massachusetts motel, where the shooter is holed up in a room.

Police have officers and vehicles stationed around the grounds of the Motel 6 in Braintree, just south of Boston.

Police say officers were at the motel to check a person's warrant status Friday night when the person opened fire, hitting one officer. They say the officer has been hospitalized for surgery and is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses say they heard at least three gunshots, possibly up to seven or eight.

Many rooms at the motel have been evacuated. A nearby train station has been closed.

Police say they hope to contact and negotiate w

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]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 22:44:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Records: Aaron Hernandez was member of Bloods street gang]]> http://gazette.com/records-aaron-hernandez-was-member-of-bloods-street-gang/article/feed/458484?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/records-aaron-hernandez-was-member-of-bloods-street-gang/article/feed/458484?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was a member of the Bloods street gang and was disciplined for having gang paraphernalia, according to newly released documents related to the investigation into his prison suicide.

A death report released Friday lists the Bloods under Hernandez's gang profile and says Hernandez was disciplined for having "STG" paraphernalia. In prison, "STG" stands for Security Threat Group, a euphemism for gangs.

Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, was found April 19 hanging from a bed sheet in his cell in a maximum-security prison, where he was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. His suicide came days after he was acquitted in a 2012 double slaying.

Worcester Dist

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