Articles Tagged with murder

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A Florida man who was convicted of attempted murder was in court for sentencing when he reportedly turned on the prosecuting Assistant State Attorney and unexpectedly doused him with a urine-filled container.

In 2017, 28-year-old Albert Narvaez was accused of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm for pointing a gun in his fleeing girlfriend’s direction and unloading five or six rounds from a gun while she was running away. None of the bullets made contact with the woman, but Narvaez was charged and tried for the allegations.

After his trial was complete, Narvaez was found guilty of the charges and he was set to appear in Broward Circuit Judge Susan Alspector’s courtroom on Wednesday to receive his sentence.

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On September 2, a man reportedly illegally entered the home of his ex-girlfriend in the middle of the night and allegedly proceeded to threaten her life before he sliced her face with a knife.

44-year-old Alexander Chicas and his girlfriend of several years recently reportedly ended their long-term relationship when the woman claimed that Chicas had gotten physically violent with her and she decided to leave him.

Just before 2:00 am on Monday, the woman was inside her home with the window open when Chicas was suspected of tearing the screen off and climbing into her bedroom.

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In an alleged attempt to gain recognition on YouTube, two teenagers reportedly scripted and acted out what appeared to be a real kidnapping at a mall in Forsyth County causing onlookers with massive concern to notify the authorities.

Some of the visitors at The Collection mall were shaken up on July 3 when they believed they had seen a kidnapping in the act of taking place.

Many people called 911 to report the incident, saying that they had seen a woman with her hands tied and something covering her head being driven out of the mall parking lot. The worried citizens also stated that the purported victim was screaming and saying that the driver was going to murder her.

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Two Florida preteens were reportedly discovered in the bathroom of their middle school with weapons that they are suspected of having planned to use to kill other students.

On Monday, a student at Bartow Middle School reported that they were worried about a rumor circulating concerning the safety of the children who attend the school. Police were stationed on campus the following day as a precaution.

On Tuesday morning, a recording from the school called one of the student’s mothers and it left a message to let her know that her daughter wasn’t accounted for during attendance. Her mother called back and said that there must have been an error because her child was at school.

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On Friday afternoon, a woman who had allegedly been physically abused and was being held at gunpoint covertly handed a note to employees at her veterinarian’s office during a visit for her dog and asked them to notify the authorities.

Carolyn Reichle, and her boyfriend, 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd, share a home together in Volusia County. On Wednesday evening the couple was arguing over a fidelity accusation and Floyd reportedly assaulted Reichle throughout the night and used a loaded handgun to stop her from leaving the house. He allegedly held her under threat for two days while she recovered in bed from the beating.

28-year-old Reichle reasoned with Floyd on Friday, telling him that their dog was not well and needed to be taken to the veterinarian’s office for treatment, and he eventually gave in to her requests.

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A mother in Maryland is facing charges after allegations that she used a saw to try to decapitate her 11-year-old autistic son when she became overwhelmed with concern about the child’s future.

46-year-old Kristina Petrie and her husband of 15 years share a home in Aspen Hill with their two autistic sons. Kristina is a stay-at-home parent while her husband Andrew reportedly has a full-time professional career. One of the Petrie’s neighbors stated that Kristina appeared to spend many of her days taking her children on outings and working outdoors maintaining her yard.

On the afternoon of March 12, Petrie’s 11-year-old returned from school to find his mother allegedly having mood swings that took her from crying to laughing within minutes. The child saw his younger brother in tears on the sofa and he proceeded upstairs to his room to play video games before beginning his homework.

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Police received a call in the early morning hours on Sunday, September 10th concerning a woman who was lying on the ground outside. When they arrived at the scene they discovered a 68-year-old Garden Grove woman who appeared to be the victim of an assault. It was announced that she was in critical condition, and after three days of treatment she still remains in the hospital.

The police found the alleged attacker, 30-year-old Garden Grove resident Michael Varela, at the scene. Varela was taken into custody for attempted murder and attempted sexual assault, and is being held at the Orange County Jail.

If you or someone you love is suspected of attempted murder or sexual assault, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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33-year-old Ah Le Fang resides in Fullerton with his mother Lu Thao, her boyfriend and his sister. Late one evening Fang began arguing with his sister resulting in closing himself into his bedroom and refusing to open the door. When his mother attempted to communicate with him, Fang allegedly emerged from his room with a knife in his hand and stabbed 50-year-old Thao in the stomach, and her 75-year-old boyfriend in the arm. He then ran out of the home.

Thao called 911 to report that she and her boyfriend had been attacked. When Fullerton police responded they discovered she was suffering from a laceration to her abdomen, and her boyfriend with a deep gash on his arm. Both injured parties were transported for medical treatment. Thao’s wound was fatal, and it was reported that her boyfriend was in serious condition.

Despite Fang fleeing he was quickly found by police. Upon investigation the officers also discovered a knife that they speculate is the weapon that was used in the assaults. Fang was taken into custody and he is being held on $1 million bail. He faces charges of felony murder, attempted murder, and a sentencing enhancement for premeditated murder.

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Richard Dabate, a 40 year old man from Connecticut, was charged with the alleged murder of his wife after the police found electronic evidence which included data from her Fitbit fitness tracker.

In December 2015, Dabate told the police that he left his home to go to work at 8:30 a.m., but then received an alert from his home security system, that the alarm had been activated. Dabate claimed to have emailed his boss from his car to let him know he would be late for work. But, the evidence had indicated that the alarm had not been activated, and that Dabate had actually emailed his boss from his laptop at home. Dabate also allegedly checked the time of his wife’s exercise class from his laptop.

Dabate had told police that he was unable to stop an intruder from shooting and killing his wife after she had returned home from her exercise class. The Fitbit data records, however, told a different story. The data showed Connie Dabate’s movement up until 10:15 a.m. on the day she was killed in December 2015, almost an hour after Richard Dabate claimed she had died. Dabate claimed that he confronted an intruder after he returned to his home around 9 a.m. and that his wife returned home during the confrontation.

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Herbert Granados Calderon, 26, pleaded guilty this week to causing a fatal collision between three cars while intoxicated. An 18-year-old was killed and five others were injured in this crash. The crash occurred in Santa Ana, when Calderon was speeding on Bristol and ran a red light. He broadsided a Honda Civic thereby killing the person in the back seat.

Calderon pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the 2014 collision.

He was charged with murder because he pleaded guilty in 2013 to another DUI, Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2013 he was read a Watson Warning. The Watson Warning simply states that drunk driving is dangerous to human life and if the defendant continues drive drunk and someone dies, they can be charged with second degree murder. The warning is usually part of any DUI plea.