The Charger Bulletin

Florida’s Uncovered Racist Past Following Trayvon Murder

Vanessa Estime

April 18, 2012

By now, the unfortunate murder of Trayvon Martin by his assailant George Zimmerman has made headlines on every local and major media outlet. The tragic story – 17 year old African American Trayvon Martin was gunned down by White Hispanic George Zimmerman during the early evening near a gated communi...

Murder Mystery Dinner

Samantha Shinn

October 6, 2010

The Murder Mystery Dinner was a very successful and fun event set up for family day, and it was a sold out event with 150 people in attendance. The event was hosted in the Alumni Lounge from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. All of the guests pledged to be deputy detectives to find out who murdered the famous producer,...

AZ escapees, companion charged with murder in NM

The Associated Press

August 25, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two escaped convicts from Arizona and a woman who accompanied them were charged with murder and carjacking Monday in the deaths of an Oklahoma couple who authorities said were targeted because of their camping trailer. Federal prosecutors in New Mexico filed murder and carjacking...

Mo. father convicted of murder in incest case

Liz De La Torre

April 20, 2010

From The Associated Press HARRISONVILLE, Mo. – A jury on Tuesday convicted a 47-year-old man of raping his daughter and murdering one of the four children he fathered with her by not seeking medical treatment for the sick boy before he died. The man, who is not being named by The Associated Press...

Sex offender pleads guilty to murdering 2 teens

Liz De La Torre

April 16, 2010

From The Associated Press SAN DIEGO – Sex offender John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty Friday to murdering two teenage girls in San Diego County after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. Gardner, 31, faces life in prison without parole for killing 14-year-old Amber Dubois and 17-year-old...

White Supremacist Murder Rocks South Africa

Erin Ennis

April 7, 2010

The mother of a 15 year old murder suspect said Monday that her son struck a notorious white supremacist leader after the farmer refused to pay him, a slaying that heightens racial tensions as South Africa prepares to host the World Cup. Ewing Terreblanche, 69, was the leader of the far-right Afrikaner...

PA Boy Receives Adult Trial for Murder

Vanessa Estime

April 7, 2010

Last year, then eleven years old, Jordan Brown was blamed for the deaths of his father’s pregnant fiancée and an unborn fetus while she was lying in bed. Now, the twelve year old will be tried in an adult court for criminal homicide, Judge Dominick Motto decided on Monday, Mar. 29. He was reported...

Man convicted in slaying of Broncos cornerback

Liz De La Torre

March 11, 2010

From The Associated Press DENVER – Suspected gang member Willie Clark was found guilty of murder Thursday in the drive-by shooting death of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams after a New Year's Eve outing three years ago. Clark showed no emotion as the verdict was read, but leaned back...

Boyfriend: ‘Jihad Jane’ suspect wasn’t religious

Liz De La Torre

March 10, 2010

From The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – The self-dubbed "Jihad Jane" who thought her blond, all-American profile would help mask her plan to kill a Swedish cartoonist is a rare case of a U.S. woman inciting foreign terrorism and shows the latest evolution of the global threat, authorities say. The...

Police: Man eyed in 2nd teen murder investigation

Liz De La Torre

March 8, 2010

From The Associated Press ESCONDIDO, Calif. – A registered sex offender charged with murdering a teen girl last month is a focus of the investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl whose remains were found more than a year after she disappeared near her school, police said Monday. Police...

Yale Lab Tech Goes to Court for Killing

The Associated Press

March 3, 2010

NEW HAVEN - An animal research technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student is returning to court. Raymond Clark III is scheduled to appear Wednesday in New Haven Superior Court. Clark is accused of strangling 24-year-old Annie Le, of Placerville, Calif., in September. Le's body was found stuffed behind a research lab wall on the day she was supposed to get m...

Md. mom convicted of killing kids found in freezer

Liz De La Torre

February 23, 2010

From The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. – A Maryland woman who adopted three children despite a troubled past was convicted Monday of murdering two of the girls, whose bodies were stored in a freezer as the woman continued collecting payments meant to help with their care. Renee Bowman, 44,...

Prosecutors must show Peterson’s wife was killed

Liz De La Torre

February 16, 2010

From The Associated Press JOLIET, Ill. – The crime scene technician didn't think twice about the bottle of cleaning fluid near the bathroom where the body of Drew Peterson's ex-wife lay slumped in her bathtub — or whether it might have been used to wipe away evidence of a crime. Six years later,...

Accused Alabama prof shot, killed brother in 1986

Liz De La Torre

February 14, 2010

From The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – More than 23 years before a college professor was accused of shooting six of her colleagues, her teenage brother died from the blast of a shotgun she held in the kitchen of her family's home in Massachusetts. The 1986 shooting was ruled accidental...

Ex-Va. Tech student pleads guilty in decapitation

Liz De La Torre

December 21, 2009

From The Associated Press CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – A former Virginia Tech graduate student pleaded guilty Monday to decapitating a classmate who had rejected his romantic advances, prosecutors said as they revealed a motive for the first time in the campus cafe killing. Haiyang Zhu (hy-yuhng-jo...

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