<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:24:27 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[El Paso County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Kramer reassigned]]> By MATT STEINER The Gazette - http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sheriffs-spokesman-jeff-kramer-reassigned/article/1534335?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sheriffs-spokesman-jeff-kramer-reassigned/article/1534335?custom_click=rss Lt. Jeff Kramer will no longer be public information officer for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Kramer, who was the primary spokesman for Sheriff Terry Maketa for more than two years, announced Thursday that he is moving to a job in the Sheriff's Office patrol division. Kramer was in the spotlight with the Sheriff's Office during such high-profile events as the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires and the recent turmoil that has plagued Maketa and his office.

New spokesman Sgt. Greg White said the move was a "normal personnel transfer" and is "completely unrelated" to the accusations against Maketa.



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Lt. Jeff Kramer will no longer be public information officer for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Kramer, who was the primary spokesman for Sheriff Terry Maketa for more than two years, announced Thursday that he is moving to a job in the Sheriff's Office patrol division. Kramer was in the spotlight with the Sheriff's Office during such high-profile events as the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires and the recent turmoil that has plagued Maketa and his office.

New spokesman Sgt. Greg White said the move was a "normal personnel transfer" and is "completely unrelated" to the accusations against Maketa.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:20:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Judge could approve $3.3M Denver jail-abuse payout]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/judge-could-approve-3.3m-denver-jail-abuse-payout/article/1534312?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-could-approve-3.3m-denver-jail-abuse-payout/article/1534312?custom_click=rss DENVER — A federal judge says he will likely accept a proposed $3.3 million settlement offer from the city of Denver to a former inmate who said a sheriff's deputy encouraged other inmates to beat him.

But U.S. District Judge John Kane said after a closed hearing Thursday unresolved issues remain in the case involving Jamal Hunter.

Hunter's allegations were so serious Kane requested the Department of Justice to investigate the Denver police and sheriff's departments.

Hunter says a deputy ignored his screams while inmates attacked him and scalded his genitals with hot water. Cameras captured another deputy choking Hunter 12 days later.

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DENVER — A federal judge says he will likely accept a proposed $3.3 million settlement offer from the city of Denver to a former inmate who said a sheriff's deputy encouraged other inmates to beat him.

But U.S. District Judge John Kane said after a closed hearing Thursday unresolved issues remain in the case involving Jamal Hunter.

Hunter's allegations were so serious Kane requested the Department of Justice to investigate the Denver police and sheriff's departments.

Hunter says a deputy ignored his screams while inmates attacked him and scalded his genitals with hot water. Cameras captured another deputy choking Hunter 12 days later.

The proposed payout is the largest in Denver's history in a civil

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:07:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/man-held-after-wild-car-theft-spree-near-denver/article/1534311?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-held-after-wild-car-theft-spree-near-denver/article/1534311?custom_click=rss

GOLDEN — A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.

No major injuries were reported in the Wednesday drama, which unfolded as a news crew shot video from a helicopter overhead.

Police identified the suspect as 37-year-old Christopher David Sullivan, who appeared in court on Thursday. A judge ordered him held on $1 million cash bond.

Online jail records did not indicate whether Sullivan has an attorney.

The string of thefts began when a car with a man and a girl inside fled during a traffic stop, the Jefferson



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GOLDEN — A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.

No major injuries were reported in the Wednesday drama, which unfolded as a news crew shot video from a helicopter overhead.

Police identified the suspect as 37-year-old Christopher David Sullivan, who appeared in court on Thursday. A judge ordered him held on $1 million cash bond.

Online jail records did not indicate whether Sullivan has an attorney.

The string of thefts began when a car with a man and a girl inside fled during a traffic stop, the Jefferson

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:39:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/judge-james-holmes-sanity-exam-can-be-recorded/article/1534304?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-james-holmes-sanity-exam-can-be-recorded/article/1534304?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — A psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record the second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater, despite his lawyer's objections, a judge ruled Thursday.

It wasn't clear whether the video of defendant James Holmes could be shown to jurors during his trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

Holmes' attorneys had argued that state law does not authorize video-recording and the presence of a camera could interfere with the exam.

Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said the law does not prohibit video and gives courts latitude on setting conditions of the examination. He also said the defense did not provide solid evidence that video would interfere.



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CENTENNIAL — A psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record the second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater, despite his lawyer's objections, a judge ruled Thursday.

It wasn't clear whether the video of defendant James Holmes could be shown to jurors during his trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

Holmes' attorneys had argued that state law does not authorize video-recording and the presence of a camera could interfere with the exam.

Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said the law does not prohibit video and gives courts latitude on setting conditions of the examination. He also said the defense did not provide solid evidence that video would interfere.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:53:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Two dead in Fort Collins shooting]]> By Jason Pohl, The Coloradoan http://gazette.com/two-dead-in-fort-collins-shooting/article/1534283?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/two-dead-in-fort-collins-shooting/article/1534283?custom_click=rss Two men are dead in a reported murder-suicide in southwest Fort Collins.

Fort Collins police and other emergency personnel responded to the shooting incident in the city's southwest corner shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. An informant told police that her husband had shot a family member and then himself.

Upon arriving to the scene on the 6300 block of Thompson Drive, police confirmed that males were found dead in a residence on the dead-end street northwest of the intersection of South Shields Street and Trilby Road.

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Two men are dead in a reported murder-suicide in southwest Fort Collins.

Fort Collins police and other emergency personnel responded to the shooting incident in the city's southwest corner shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. An informant told police that her husband had shot a family member and then himself.

Upon arriving to the scene on the 6300 block of Thompson Drive, police confirmed that males were found dead in a residence on the dead-end street northwest of the intersection of South Shields Street and Trilby Road.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Truck crashes into Colorado Springs building]]> By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/truck-crashes-into-colorado-springs-building/article/1534275?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/truck-crashes-into-colorado-springs-building/article/1534275?custom_click=rss The driver of a van was ticketed for careless driving after police said he crashed into a building in southeast Colorado Springs Thursday morning.

The driver, who was not injured in the crash, was traveling eastbound over the MLK Bypass about 8:40 a.m. when traffic came to a sudden hault and he was unable to stop, Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

The van drove over the median and crashed into the Springs Hosting building located at 1205 Shasta Dr., Buckley said.

No one inside the building was injured, but police said the crash caused more than $10,000 in damage to the structure.

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The driver, who was not injured in the crash, was traveling eastbound over the MLK Bypass about 8:40 a.m. when traffic came to a sudden hault and he was unable to stop, Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

The van drove over the median and crashed into the Springs Hosting building located at 1205 Shasta Dr., Buckley said.

No one inside the building was injured, but police said the crash caused more than $10,000 in damage to the structure.]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:45:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs fatal stabbing victim identified, 2 arrested in connection]]> By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-fatal-stabbing-victim-identified-2-arrested-in-connection/article/1534270?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-fatal-stabbing-victim-identified-2-arrested-in-connection/article/1534270?custom_click=rss Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in southeast Colorado Springs and two men have been arrested in connection to the death.

Edward Daniel Futch, 39, of Colorado Springs, was found stabbed to death Tuesday about 11:30 p.m. at the Legacy Ridge Townhomes in the 2000 block of Legacy Ridge View, off South Circle Drive and Monterey Road, according to a statement released by police Thursday.

The El Paso County coroner's office ruled the death a homicide, the 14th in Colorado Springs this year.

David Stewart Harris, 30, and Devin William Durham, 20, were arrested in connection to the homicide and booked into the El Paso County jail, police said.

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Edward Daniel Futch, 39, of Colorado Springs, was found stabbed to death Tuesday about 11:30 p.m. at the Legacy Ridge Townhomes in the 2000 block of Legacy Ridge View, off South Circle Drive and Monterey Road, according to a statement released by police Thursday.

The El Paso County coroner's office ruled the death a homicide, the 14th in Colorado Springs this year.

David Stewart Harris, 30, and Devin William Durham, 20, were arrested in connection to the homicide and booked into the El Paso County jail, police said.

Citing an ongoing investigation, police did not release]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:01 -0600 <![CDATA[James Holmes' lawyers question firearms analysis]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/james-holmes-lawyers-question-firearms-analysis/article/1534231?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/james-holmes-lawyers-question-firearms-analysis/article/1534231?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.

A state crime scientist testified at a pretrial hearing that he matched bullets and shell casings found at the theater to three weapons, apparently the ones officers seized at the scene.

The defense wants firearms analysis barred from the trial, scheduled to start Dec. 8. The judge did not say when he would rule.

James Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack at a Denver-area movie theater. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.



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CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.

A state crime scientist testified at a pretrial hearing that he matched bullets and shell casings found at the theater to three weapons, apparently the ones officers seized at the scene.

The defense wants firearms analysis barred from the trial, scheduled to start Dec. 8. The judge did not say when he would rule.

James Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack at a Denver-area movie theater. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:14:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Man wears name tag while allegedly robbing Colorado bank]]> Denver Post http://gazette.com/man-wears-name-tag-while-allegedly-robbing-colorado-bank/article/1534229?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-wears-name-tag-while-allegedly-robbing-colorado-bank/article/1534229?custom_click=rss

A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Denver bank Tuesday morning was wearing a name tag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded cash, according to court papers.

John Martinez, 68, walked into the bank's Pecos Street and West 38th Avenue branch wearing a T-shirt with the name "John" on his chest area, according to a probable cause statement.

Witnesses recorded the robber's license plate, which was registered to Martinez. Between the name tag and the fleeing vehicle, police were able to identify him as the thief, the papers say.

Several bank tellers also identified Martinez from a photo lineup, according to the papers.

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A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Denver bank Tuesday morning was wearing a name tag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded cash, according to court papers.

John Martinez, 68, walked into the bank's Pecos Street and West 38th Avenue branch wearing a T-shirt with the name "John" on his chest area, according to a probable cause statement.

Witnesses recorded the robber's license plate, which was registered to Martinez. Between the name tag and the fleeing vehicle, police were able to identify him as the thief, the papers say.

Several bank tellers also identified Martinez from a photo lineup, according to the papers.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Woman allegedly breaks into Colorado Springs home, cooks breakfast]]> By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/woman-allegedly-breaks-into-colorado-springs-home-cooks-breakfast/article/1534228?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-allegedly-breaks-into-colorado-springs-home-cooks-breakfast/article/1534228?custom_click=rss A woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she allegedly broke into an apartment and started cooking herself breakfast, then was connected to another burglary nearby.

Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show.

According to police reports, a man woke up about 3 a.m. and found a woman, later identified as Gonsalez-Nieves, had entered his home in the Fountain Hill Apartments, on the 2300 block of East Fountain Boulevard, through an unlocked door and was cooking breakfast.



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A woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she allegedly broke into an apartment and started cooking herself breakfast, then was connected to another burglary nearby.

Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show.

According to police reports, a man woke up about 3 a.m. and found a woman, later identified as Gonsalez-Nieves, had entered his home in the Fountain Hill Apartments, on the 2300 block of East Fountain Boulevard, through an unlocked door and was cooking breakfast.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Police draw Colorado Springs man out of apartment by unplugging illegal utilities connection]]> By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/police-draw-colorado-springs-man-out-of-apartment-by-unplugging-illegal-utilities-connection/article/1534195?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-draw-colorado-springs-man-out-of-apartment-by-unplugging-illegal-utilities-connection/article/1534195?custom_click=rss A Colorado Springs man was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant after police drew him out of his apartment southeast of Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard.

Nicholas Rogers, 34, was wanted on a felony menacing warrant. Police looked for him at his apartment in a complex in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. No one answered the apartment door, but police found an extension cord running from his residence to an outlet in the laundry room, an illegal utilities connection. Police disconnected the cord and hid in the laundry room to wait.

After about half an hour, Rogers left his apartment and went to the laundry room. He was arrested on the felony warrant and also charged with tampering with a utilities meter.



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A Colorado Springs man was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant after police drew him out of his apartment southeast of Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard.

Nicholas Rogers, 34, was wanted on a felony menacing warrant. Police looked for him at his apartment in a complex in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. No one answered the apartment door, but police found an extension cord running from his residence to an outlet in the laundry room, an illegal utilities connection. Police disconnected the cord and hid in the laundry room to wait.

After about half an hour, Rogers left his apartment and went to the laundry room. He was arrested on the felony warrant and also charged with tampering with a utilities meter.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:40:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: Man steals, wrecks Colorado Springs police cruiser]]> By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/police-man-steals-wrecks-colorado-springs-police-cruiser/article/1534199?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-man-steals-wrecks-colorado-springs-police-cruiser/article/1534199?custom_click=rss

A man who was left handcuffed in the back seat of a Colorado Springs police cruiser escaped his restraints, unlocked a window separating the front and back seats and climbed through the opening to steal the patrol car Tuesday night.
Dustin Guinn, 21, drove recklessly for five minutes, hitting a parked car that smashed against a guard rail, said Lt. Catherine Buckley, a spokeswoman for the department. Guinn then crashed into the chain link fence surrounding the front yard of 2010 S. Corona Ave., where the cruiser came to rest against a tree.

The escapade began on the city's southeast side as police were investigating a car break-in. Police could not connect Guinn to the break-in, but found he had felony and misdemeanor



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A man who was left handcuffed in the back seat of a Colorado Springs police cruiser escaped his restraints, unlocked a window separating the front and back seats and climbed through the opening to steal the patrol car Tuesday night.
Dustin Guinn, 21, drove recklessly for five minutes, hitting a parked car that smashed against a guard rail, said Lt. Catherine Buckley, a spokeswoman for the department. Guinn then crashed into the chain link fence surrounding the front yard of 2010 S. Corona Ave., where the cruiser came to rest against a tree.

The escapade began on the city's southeast side as police were investigating a car break-in. Police could not connect Guinn to the break-in, but found he had felony and misdemeanor

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Iowa woman will face trial in slaying of Colorado Springs man]]> By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/iowa-woman-will-face-trial-in-slaying-of-colorado-springs-man/article/1534189?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iowa-woman-will-face-trial-in-slaying-of-colorado-springs-man/article/1534189?custom_click=rss

A 4th Judicial District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge an Iowa woman with the first-degree murder of a Colorado Springs man whose body was found stuffed in the trunk of his abandoned car in Iowa after he was reported missing.

Bionca Charmaine Rogers, 21, was denied bond by Judge Marla Prudek, who admitted the case against Rogers was mainly circumstantial but said the prosecution had gathered enough evidence to charge Rogers with first-degree murder, robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

The body of 61-year-old Grant Michael Frazier was discovered in late February in the trunk of his 2009 white Mitsubishi Galant in an apartment complex in Newton, Iowa, about 35 miles east of Des Moines.

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Bionca Charmaine Rogers, 21, was denied bond by Judge Marla Prudek, who admitted the case against Rogers was mainly circumstantial but said the prosecution had gathered enough evidence to charge Rogers with first-degree murder, robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

The body of 61-year-old Grant Michael Frazier was discovered in late February in the trunk of his 2009 white Mitsubishi Galant in an apartment complex in Newton, Iowa, about 35 miles east of Des Moines.]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:00:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Body found in Colorado Springs motel on July 8 identified; cause of death unknown]]> By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/body-found-in-colorado-springs-motel-on-july-8-identified-cause-of-death-unknown/article/1534137?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/body-found-in-colorado-springs-motel-on-july-8-identified-cause-of-death-unknown/article/1534137?custom_click=rss

A woman found dead at a Colorado Springs motel on July 8 has been identified as Ursulee Herried, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause and manner of death as undetermined.

Herried was found unresponsive in a motel room at the End of Trails Motel at 4200 North Nevada Ave., near Austin Bluffs Parkway. A motel manager called police around 2 p.m. that day when the manager couldn't get access to the room, which had been rented to a man.

Police are seeking help identifying the man in attached photos. He has not been named a suspect but may have information that could help the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 444-7000 and could earn a cash reward.



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A woman found dead at a Colorado Springs motel on July 8 has been identified as Ursulee Herried, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause and manner of death as undetermined.

Herried was found unresponsive in a motel room at the End of Trails Motel at 4200 North Nevada Ave., near Austin Bluffs Parkway. A motel manager called police around 2 p.m. that day when the manager couldn't get access to the room, which had been rented to a man.

Police are seeking help identifying the man in attached photos. He has not been named a suspect but may have information that could help the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 444-7000 and could earn a cash reward.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Man whose body was found in Fountain church parking lot committed suicide, police said]]> By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com — http://gazette.com/man-whose-body-was-found-in-fountain-church-parking-lot-committed-suicide-police-said/article/1534160?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-whose-body-was-found-in-fountain-church-parking-lot-committed-suicide-police-said/article/1534160?custom_click=rss A 29-year-old man whose body was found in the parking lot of Valley Christian Church in Fountain on Monday night committed suicide, Fountain police said.

The El Paso County coroner on Tuesday determined a self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of death, Fountain police Sgt. Scott Gilbertsen said.

The man’s identity was not released pending next-of-kin notification, Gilbertsen said.



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A 29-year-old man whose body was found in the parking lot of Valley Christian Church in Fountain on Monday night committed suicide, Fountain police said.

The El Paso County coroner on Tuesday determined a self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of death, Fountain police Sgt. Scott Gilbertsen said.

The man’s identity was not released pending next-of-kin notification, Gilbertsen said.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:58 -0600
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SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

The lone survivor of the attack, the slain couple's 15-year-old daughter, suffered a fractured skull when a bullet grazed her head. She played dead and called 911 after Ronald Lee Haskell left the house, prosecutors said at a court hearing.

A day after the slayings, investigators slowly built a picture of Haskell, who was the couple's estranged brother-in-law.

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The lone survivor of the attack, the slain couple's 15-year-old daughter, suffered a fractured skull when a bullet grazed her head. She played dead and called 911 after Ronald Lee Haskell left the house, prosecutors said at a court hearing.

A day after the slayings, investigators slowly built a picture of Haskell, who was the couple's estranged brother-in-law.]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:46:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car]]> http://gazette.com/police-dad-sent-nude-photos-while-boy-sat-in-car/article/feed/134313?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-dad-sent-nude-photos-while-boy-sat-in-car/article/feed/134313?custom_click=rss

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a hearing that evidence showed Justin Ross Harris was practically leading a double life and should not be granted bond. Stoddard described the evidence he said suggests Harris, who is charged with murder, killed his 22-month-old son Cooper intentionally.

Harris and his wife had two life insurance policies for the toddler, one for $2,000 and one for $25,000.

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Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a hearing that evidence showed Justin Ross Harris was practically leading a double life and should not be granted bond. Stoddard described the evidence he said suggests Harris, who is charged with murder, killed his 22-month-old son Cooper intentionally.

Harris and his wife had two life insurance policies for the toddler, one for $2,000 and one for $25,000.]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:17:33 -0600