Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stick 'em up!

Arrested?

Really?

Arrested, Arrested?

Wow!


Boy, 10, arrested in Burbank for pointing gun at woman
CBSLosAngeles -


BURBANK (CBS) — A 10-year-old boy was arrested Sunday after reportedly pointing a toy gun at a woman who believed it was a real weapon.

The boy knocked on the front door of the woman’s house and allegedly pointed the plastic gun at a 67-year-old woman who answered the door, according to the Burbank Leader. The boy picked the house because the woman’s grandson reportedly beat up his friend at school, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert told the paper.

The boy yelled “you suck” at the woman while pointing the gun at her, then running away, Dilibert said.

The rest of the story:


He who talks walks (or at least gets a lighter sentence)

Thanking him for his co-operation.


Cooperative defendant draws 15-year term
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio man whose testimony at his two co-defendants' murder trials helped prosecutors obtain 144 years in combined sentences received his own punishment Monday.

Dominque Lenzy, 25, was ordered by state District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner to serve 15 years in prison for a reduced charge of aggravated assault connected to the July 2009 shooting death of Jimmy Arizah Wilson, 33. He was killed outside a Northeast Side apartment complex.

It was the maximum sentence allowable under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors. Lenzy asked the judge for deferred adjudication probation.
 
 

Gracias

He's lucky.

Mexico does not have the death penalty regardless of how many innocent folks he pulled off of buses and murdered, senselessly and cowardly.


Mexico cops nab suspect in 75 drug cartel killings
Porfirio Ibarra - Associated Press

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Police in northern Mexico have captured an alleged member of the Zetas drug gang who confessed to killing at least 75 people, including many who were pulled off buses, authorities said Monday.

Enrique Elizondo Flores told investigators 36 of his victims were bus passengers traveling through the town of Cerralvo, near the border with Texas, said Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene.

Elizondo was detained Jan. 20 in the town of Salinas Victoria, but authorities delayed announcing his arrest so they could verify details of his confession, state Attorney General Adrian de la Garza said.
 
 

Tooting his own horn

Ted?

Conflate your role much?


Woman gets probation for witness tampering
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung


NEW BRAUNFELS — A Comal County judge on Monday gave a woman probation instead of a possible two-year state jail term in her case of tampering with a witness and endangering a child.

Judge Gary L. Steel sentenced Nancy Carolyn Knowles, 38, of New Braunfels, to 75 days in Comal County Jail, and ordered that as long as Knowles continues working her job at The Scooter Store, she can serve the time on weekends only.

“I saved her from prison,” Knowles’ defense attorney Ted Wood said outside the court after the punishment hearing Monday afternoon.

The rest of the story:



Monday, January 30, 2012

Let them..*ahem*..eat panties?

Michelle Obama purchases $50,000 in lingerie??

Normally I'd say big deal, but these days?

A little tone-deaf no?


Agent Provocateur sales boosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama
The Telegraph

Agent Provocateur saw sales jump by more than 12pc, helped by US First Lady Michelle Obama spending $50,000 (£31,794) in one shopping spree.

The First Lady – better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores – along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop.

Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.
Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to £900, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Barack Obama in an election year.

Gary Hogarth, Agent Provocateur's chief executive, refused to be drawn on the store's closely kept "secret client list". But he admitted the brand had attracted a high number of "unexpected famous names" – especially in the US, where sales have overtaken the UK.

The rest of the story:

The Mummy lies prostrate in his tomb

Well that's all well and good, now can you cure him?


Researchers find cancer in ancient Egyptian mummy
Associated Press -


CAIRO (AP) — A professor from American University in Cairo says discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200-year-old mummy indicates the disease was caused by genetics, not environment.

The genetics-environment question is key to understanding cancer.

AUC professor Salima Ikram, a member of the team that studied the mummy in Portugal for two years, said Sunday the mummy was of a man who died in his forties.

Fresh Meat!!

Wow Mr. Pearis you are just too pretty a fellow to go to prison.

There are gonna be a lot of happy inmates if and when you get convicted and show up at the prison. 

Good Luck with that Buddy!


Man accused in aggravated robbery fled to El Paso
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News


A man accused of exchanging gunfire with people inside an apartment while he allegedly tried to rob them was arrested last week in El Paso, officials said.

Reese Pearis, 21, is being held in the El Paso County Jail without bail. He faces an aggravated robbery charge out of Bexar County and two charges — evading arrest and possession of marijuana — out of Guadalupe County, according to records.

According to the U.S. Marshals' Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Pearis was wanted in connection with a home invasion and robbery that took place at an apartment complex last Monday. Pearis and two others reportedly broke into an apartment, a news release states, and Pearis exchanged gunfire with the apartment's occupants. He fled the scene, and the task force learned Pearis may have headed to El Paso.

West Side Story

The news on the radio this morning says the shooter was the ex-boyfriend of the girl who was dating the now deceased victim.

Another example of a macho asshole whose ego couldn't stand rejection.


Man shot, killed on West Side
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News


An argument about a woman reportedly led to a shooting Sunday night on the West Side that left one man dead, officials said.

The shooting happened around 8:45 p.m. near the H-E-B grocery story and bus stop at the intersection of West Commerce and South Calaveras streets.

San Antonio police Lt. Lee Rakun said the man killed apparently had argued with another man over a woman but early in the investigation information wasn't available on what the disagreement was about or why it started.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

You auto not steal!

Jeeze Louise!

Folks will steal anything not nailed down, won't they?


Potty-room pilfering:  Auto flushers stolen in Ohio
Associated Press -

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A restroom rip-off in central Ohio has automatic flushers disappearing from the bathrooms at restaurants and other businesses.

Police say it's been happening in at least a couple Columbus suburbs. Investigators don't know if the thefts are related.

Handyman John Hahn tells WBNS-TV (http://bit.ly/yGqJ3c ) the flushers are likely being stolen for scrap because they contain a metal called red brass that can bring $2.50 per pound.

Prisoner 346792 you've got mail!

It just blows my mind to realize that the IRS actually issued a refund check to him for $327,000 at one point!!


NY inmate guilty of seeking $890M in tax refunds
Associated Press -

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has convicted a New York prison inmate of falsely filing tax returns seeking $890 million in refunds.

Prosecutors say the man filed the bogus returns from 2006 to 2010 while at various state prisons. They say he even was issued a refund for $327,000 — but prison officials intercepted the check and returned it to the Internal Revenue Service, which led the investigation.

The man was convicted Thursday of 11 counts of filing false claims and one count of helping another inmate file bogus returns.

A token to the World's oldest profession?

Well of course our ancestors did it.

How else did we get to be here?

Museum:  Rare coin may be Roman brothel token
Associated Press -


LONDON (AP) — The Museum of London is displaying a coin found by the River Thames that may have been used nearly 2,000 years ago as a "brothel token" in Roman London.

The bronze coin shows a man and woman in an intimate embrace.

Senior curator Caroline McDonald said Thursday it is impossible to determine precisely what the coin was used for.

^&P%%^$%^&(T^#@$% Tweets!!

Its a harsh lesson to learn but I hope it all works out for him in the long run.

I also hope it works as an object lesson to not be so quick on the Tweet trigger.


Players learn to be discreet with tweets
By Blake Hurtik - Express-News



Before last week, Yuri Wright was known as one of the top shutdown high school cornerbacks in the country.

The 6-foot 2, 180-pounder from Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J., played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome. He had 19 scholarship offers, including ones from Michigan and Notre Dame.

But, after sending a series of sexually explicit and profanity-laced tweets, Wright learned the real-world consequences that can come from words said in the social media realm.

Don Bosco Prep, a Catholic school, expelled the star player. Michigan reportedly withdrew its offer.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cowardly Brute

The girl is in the hospital with serious injury.

The mom is charged with failure to report a felony.

He is a cowardly bastard.


Man arrested in daughter's beating
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

A man accused of severely beating his 4-year-old daughter before dropping her off at a family member's home was arrested Friday night.

The man, in his early 20s, was charged with injury to a child, police Detective John Zuniga said.

“We got a call for a child that had been beaten, and when we got there, we could not find the girl,” he said. “And (the) dad was not able to be located.”
 

Newt is an idiot

Newt's statements about ignoring Judge's rulings or subpoenaing them to answer questions about their rulings, that he disagrees with, is exactly why this man should not be the Republican Presidential nominee or get within sight of the Oval Office.

Either he's an idiot, which I do not believe or he is pandering to the basest instincts of those in the Republican Party who have an almost reflexive distrust of Federal Judges.

He knows better than to do this but is unconstrained.  Just imagine him as President, go on just try.


Biery's the man Gingrinch just loves to hate
Local federal judge is the target of Newt's ire.
By Tracy Idell Hamilton - Express-News


When former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calls out activist judges on the campaign trail, the name he mentions most often is Fred Biery.

Biery, the chief federal judge for the Western District of Texas, emerged as a target for conservative criticism after he ruled last summer that Medina Valley High School couldn't officially sanction prayer at its graduation ceremony.

Now the San Antonio-based judge has found himself the target of vitriolic attacks by a leading contender for the White House.

Conduct unbecoming

This predatory behavior should not be tolerated.


Lackland trainer to face trial in sex cases
By Sig Christenson - Express-News

A trial was ordered Friday for Staff Sgt. Luis A. Walker, a Lackland AFB instructor charged with having sexual contact with 10 recruits.

The action punctuated Air Force statements condemning such behavior, but whether the military has taken the problem seriously enough is a matter of some debate.

Since 2001, 10 instructors at Lackland, home of Air Force boot camp, have been convicted of having sex with trainees. All were sentenced to 12 months or less in jail.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Camel dips cameltoe into Super Bowl betting pool

Well, there you have it.

Apparently, New England Patriots, you will have a long climb to get over the hump to win.

Of course it is a New Jersey camel, and the Giants play in New Jersey, so perhaps the fix is in!


NJ camel predicts Giants will win the Super Bowl
Associated Press -

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — People use all sorts of ways to try to predict the winner of the Super Bowl: comparing regular season records, judging who looked stronger in the post-season run-up to the big game, or watching the betting lines from Las Vegas oddsmakers.

But the closest thing to a sure thing may come from a camel in New Jersey.

Princess, the star of New Jersey's Popcorn Park Zoo, has correctly picked the winner of five of the last six Super Bowls. She went 14 and 6 predicting regular season and playoff games this year, and has a lifetime record of 88-51.

Her pick this year: The New York Giants.

POS at large

Find him and lock him away, then throw the key away.

Cowardly POS.

If you have any information on the suspect please call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.


Suspect sought in aggravated robbery of elderly woman
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

Police are seeking the public's help finding a suspect involved in the aggravated robbery of an elderly woman on the Northeast Side.

When Marolyn Charles, 80, parked her vehicle in a lot in the 3600 block of Hidden Drive around 5:15 p.m. on New Year's Day, she didn't see anyone around her. Then as she was walking up steps, a man in his early to mid-20s approached and tried to grab her handbag off her shoulder, police said.

The handbag did not come loose, so the suspect “intentionally pulled down ... making (Charles) fall forward to the ground,” a police report states. He fled on foot, and a short time later, her credit card was charged at a local store.

Bye

Well we are no longer having to share the air we breathe with him.

I think we, as a society, are a little better off because of it.


Rapist executed for 1994 S.A. murder
By Eva Ruth Moravec


Rodrigo Hernandez, 38, was executed Thursday evening for raping and strangling single mother Susan Verstegen behind a grocery store in San Antonio in 1994 before dumping her body in a 55-gallon barrel at a nearby church.

Hernandez said little in the moments before he died.

“I want to tell everybody that I love everybody,” he said. “We are all family, people of God almighty. We're all good. I'm ready.”

6 years for intoxication manslaughter

While 6 years may not seem like much I am gratified to see that the jury didn't buy into his "I did missionary work so don't punish me" meme.

He was at a strip club and had 8 to 9 beers got into his car and killed someone.

I think that Bexar County juries are waking up and smelling the coffee regarding DWI's and the dangers out there because of it.

Also I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the hard work of Bexar County DA Susan Reed and her staff in vigorously prosecuting DWI offenders.


After tears, apologies, driver gets 6 years for DWI death
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Intoxication manslaughter defendant Robert Gabriel Maycott and his family offered tears, apologies and photographs from past missionary trips to Mexico before asking jurors Thursday to consider probation for causing the death of a fellow motorist four years ago.

Jurors instead ordered a six-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

Maycott, 25, had a blood alcohol level of at least .15 — nearly twice the legal limit — when he swerved his pickup into oncoming traffic along Loop 1604 in South Bexar County in December 2007. The truck hit another vehicle head-on, killing motorist Manuel Trujillo, 66.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

She is a fighter all right

God Bless you Cindy Hudson.

You are in our prayers.


Attorney fights for clients as she battles cancer
By Darlene Dosey - WOAI

SAN ANTONIO - A local attorney known for fighting for the rights of her clients now fights a battle of her own. Cindy Hudson has a rare form of cancer called adenocarcinoma.

Even with the cancer diagnosis Hudson continues defending her clients, many with no money to pay her. She lost her office because she couldn't afford the rent with her mounting medical bills

Amazed by her friend's ability to fight the odds, Jeanie Cupit lets Hudson use her office to complete calls and paperwork.

“Through all of this, I have never heard her complain one time," Cupit told News 4 WOAI.

The rest of the story:

She's grounded for the rest of eternity

And that's a long time!


Teen girls calls cops on mom for having sex
NBCMiami -

A North Florida teen who "felt disrespected" by her mother after she heard her having sex in an adjoining bedroom called 911 to report the lovemaking, according to a police report. 

The 15-year-old called 911 last Thursday around 4 a.m. after she heard her mother and her boyfriend in the act and got upset, according to the Panama City Police report obtained by theSmokingGun.com

An officer who responded reported that the mother and daughter had "been involved in a verbal altercation" when he arrived. 


Standing by their policy

I have to commend the Express-News for standing by their policy that they will report on any of their employees who commit a crime.


Express-News reporter charged with DWI
By Ana Ley - Express-News

An editorial assistant and reporter with San Antonio Express-News was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated with an open alcohol container.

Desiree Canela, 26, was arrested at the intersection of McCullough Avenue and Basse Road about 1:30 a.m. According to a police report, Canela had been driving 48 mph in a 35 mph zone and was swerving before an officer pulled her vehicle over.

Canela was released from Bexar County jail that morning after posting $1,000 bail.

Preying on the elderly


As well it should.




Theft from 94-year-old nets prison term
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News


A business owner hired to clean the house of a 94-year-old widower was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for theft from the elderly for pilfering his bank account of $11,000 in forged checks.

Absolute Cleaning owner Enedrina Gomez was hired by the 94-year-old man's son, who came to San Antonio to take him to live with him in Houston after his wife died.

Her defense attorney, Jocelyn Andrews, added that others were involved in the August and September 2011 thefts and asked that Gomez be given a chance at probation.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Someone get the bug spray San Antonio needs fumigating

Another sick freak with a camera and an alleged acted upon depraved act.


Man accuses of sexually assaulting 5-year-old
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

San Antonio police on Monday rearrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and taking inappropriate pictures of her, according to arrest warrant affidavits.

David Wayne Loven, 58, was held in Bexar County Jail on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. A judge set bail at $1 million.

Police had arrested Loven on Saturday and charged him with sexual performance by a child and evading arrest. He was released the same day after posting $102,500 bail, according to county records.

Candid camera pervert gets 9

One sick freak and I don't mean Alan Funt!


Illicit photos land 'compulsive predator' in prison
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A Converse man accused of secretly photographing women and young girls for sexual gratification at Splashtown, bus stops, Market Square and other San Antonio-area locations was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison.

Joseph Arnold Cadena, 43, was arrested at the water park in June 2010 after a patron reported that he appeared to be taking pictures of children.

A sheriff's deputy working security there found a camera in Cadena's truck and a memory card in his pocket that contained hundreds of photos focused on female crotches, chests or buttocks.

A moment's stupidy kills 4 and ruins peoples lives

Four 55 year sentences for each count of murder under the "felony murder rule".

Sentenced to run concurrently.  I am sorry for the family as well as for the defendant who chose, unwisely, to flee from the police while intoxicated.

However if this story serves as an object lesson and prevents some other drunk person from getting into their car and driving our highways it will not all be in vain.

Selfish, selfish drunk drivers are the bane of San Antonio and Texas in general.


Drunken driver gets 55 years for quadruple murder
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A judge handed four concurrent 55-year murder sentences Tuesday to a drunken driver who killed four members of one family — including a 4-month-old boy — in a wreck that occurred as she was fleeing from police.

Valeri Andrews' shackled hands shook as she struggled through sobs to read aloud an apology letter to Jose Perez, who lost his wife, two daughters and a grandson during the August 2010 collision.

“Sorry just isn't good enough,” Andrews, 40, acknowledged. “I am sorry, though ... (that) I took your family away from you. If I could absorb your pain and hurt, I would.”

Call for Phillip Morris

Really?

How long has it been since you could smoke on a plane?

20 years?  25 years?


Plane diverted after passenger lights cigarette in cabin
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News


A Continental Airlines flight traveling from Houston to California had to be diverted here Tuesday evening because of an “unruly passenger” who reportedly lit a cigarette in the cabin and refused to put it out then fought with a flight attendant, officials said.

The man, whose name and age were not available, was taken into custody by the San Antonio police and the FBI and could face federal charges, officials said.

San Antonio police Capt. Cris Andersen said the man allegedly lit the cigarette while in the cabin. He reportedly refused to put out the cigarette and when a flight attendant tried to take it from him there was a struggle, Andersen said.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

OMG!! Look out!

Just what this town needs.

Bicyclists all hopped up on caffeine and reading the newspaper!!


Bike, coffee shops partner up
By Jordan Gass - Poore contributing writer


Local Coffee owner Robby Grubbs’ fondest memories are hanging out and studying with friends at coffee shops on snowy days as an undergraduate in Colorado.

Grubbs hopes to keep the buzz alive with the tentative March grand opening of Local Coffee’s second location next door to Bike World Alamo Heights, 5911 Broadway.

Independently owned and operated local companies Local Coffee and Bike World Alamo Heights began their collaboration eight months ago. The original Local Coffee is in Stone Oak.




Three hots and a cot for the next 20 years or so

Well looking on the bright side, she gets to reside in the US for the next 19 years and 7 months.


Mexican woman, 60, gets nearly 20 years for meth smuggling
By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — A 60-year-old Mexican woman was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in federal prison for smuggling an estimated $1 million of methamphetamine into the United States from Mexico.

Reyna Osorio Martinez, of Morelia, was convicted of drug-trafficking charges by a federal jury in September.
Jurors heard that Osorio was the passenger in a 2002 Camry that crossed the Brownsville & Matamoros

International Bridge on April 16 with seven bundles of methamphetamine. While she told U.S. Customs officers her son-in-law bought the vehicle in Mexico the previous day, records showed she had crossed in the same vehicle three times in a period of months.

Abuse of trust

I predict this is not going to go well for him.


Ex-Jailer convicted in sex case
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

A former jailer at the Crystal City Corrections Center has been convicted of charges that he had sex with two female inmates and illegally gave Vicodin to three prisoners, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman announced Monday.

In a news release, Pitman said jurors in Del Rio found Ramon Garza, 30, guilty late last week of two counts of sexual abuse of an inmate and one count of providing contraband to an inmate, which stemmed from incidents in spring 2010.

Garza, who remains in federal custody, faces up to 15 years in federal prison for each sexual abuse charge and up to five years in federal prison for the drug charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 4 by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses.

Making the Big Leagues

Congratulations on getting charged now with Attempted Capital Murder. 

I'm sure your family is proud of your achievements.


Man charged with setting another on fire
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News


San Antonio police charged a man Monday with attempted capital murder after witnesses said they saw him pour gasoline on Richard Rodriguez Jr. then set him on fire.

Juan Jesus Robles, 37, was already in Bexar County jail on a different charge, officials said. Rodriguez, who turned 23 in the hospital, was burned over more than 85 percent of his body, and remains in critical condition, the arrest warrant affidavit said.

Rodriguez was carrying a gas can when he began fighting with three men he encountered at Guadalupe and South San Marcos streets the night of Jan. 7, an arrest warrant affidavit said. Those men told police they beat him up and left him on the ground, but then tried to stop Robles, who they saw rob Rodriguez, pour gas on him and set him on fire, the affidavit said.

Monday, January 23, 2012

And it restores your appetite too!

Well?

I guess why not.


Pot-based prescription drug looks for FDA ok
By Lisa Leff - Associated Press -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant itself could soon be making their way to pharmacy shelves, according to drug companies, small biotech firms and university scientists. 


A British company, GW Pharma, is in advanced clinical trials for the world's first pharmaceutical developed from raw marijuana instead of synthetic equivalents_ a mouth spray it hopes to market in the U.S. as a treatment for cancer pain. And it hopes to see FDA approval by the end of 2013.

Sativex contains marijuana's two best known components—delta 9-THC and cannabidiol—and already has been approved in Canada, New Zealand and eight European countries for a different usage, relieving muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.

The rest of the story:



The Detroitization of China

A Bank robbery in China?

With guns?

China is really trying to become America.


Customer shot in head during bank robbery
China Daily -


A customer has been shot in the head and robbed of 300,000 yuan ($47,569) during a daylight village bank heist, Xinhua news agency reports.

The 30-year-old man was shot at the Bank of Agriculture in Anhuai village, Nanjing as he withdrew the large amount of money at around 10 am on Friday morning. The money was to pay migrant worker employees ahead of the Spring Festival.

Police are hunting for two males who fled the scene in the direction of the second Nanjing Yangtze Bridge.
The victim, who was accompanied by his boss and a colleague, was rushed to hospital, but his condition is not known.

His boss has been taken away for questioning by police who are also collecting evidence from the scene, Southern Metropolitan Daily reports.

Excessive use of force

There's no excuse for this, whatsoever.


Cop captured on camera beating up woman
Neel Kamal - The Times of India

MANSA: In an outrageous and shameless incident, a cop in uniform brutally beaten up a young woman at the Bareta police station in Mansa. The woman was taken to the police station on accusations of snatching, theft and selling illicit liquor but instead of giving custody of the young woman to a lady contable, the head constable brutally beat her up,

The cop has been captured on camera. He has been placed under suspension and departmental action has been initiated against the SHO.

The woman Raj Kaur(23) of village Bhundar along with another woman Paramjit Kaur was taken to Bareta police station on complaints of some liquor contractors, said sources. Both women were already facing other cases of snatching and theft.


The rest of the story:

Freed to kill

Hey, here's an immigration policy that worked wonders!

Just ask the three folks he murdered.


Immigration authorities released man who went on to kill 3 in North Miami
In a year-old mystery, a felon freed after he could not be returned to Haiti killed three people. Was it random, or was he working with someone? 
By DAVID OVALLE - MiamiHerald

When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti.

That never happened.

Instead, when Dufrene’s state prison term was up, Miami immigration authorities in October 2010 released him from custody. Two months later, North Miami police say, he slaughtered three people, including a 15-year-old girl in a murder case that remains as baffling today as it did the afternoon the bodies were discovered.

The rest of the story:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Busting kitty porners

And the hits just keep on coming.


4 accused of child porn
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News


The FBI has arrested four people in the San Antonio area on child pornography charges after separate investigations.

“These cases initiated approximately two years ago by undercover agents in different U.S. cities,” said Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio.

Jason Scott Randolph, 24; Joey Dean Leroy, 46; Robert Joseph Parisi Sr., 59; and Adrian Mar, 69, were arrested Friday after being indicted Wednesday on charges including distributing, receiving and/or possessing child porn.

Looking for another fourth down miracle?

A desperate move or strategic reset?


Hurd changes lawyers, will plead not guilty
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

San Antonio's Sam Hurd, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears, has changed lawyers and plans to plead not guilty in his federal drug-trafficking case this week, his new lead attorney said.

On Friday, Hurd, 26, replaced David Elliott Kenner and Brett Allen Greenfield of California with Michael McCrum of San Antonio and Jay Ethington of Dallas.

Both are former assistant U.S. attorneys — McCrum in the San Antonio-based Western District of Texas and Ethington in the Dallas-headquartered Northern District of Texas.

Alleged Breach of Trust

Tragic.

You place a child with someone to care for and they do this?


Child care worker accused of raping boy
By Ana Ley - Express-News


Police arrested a child-care worker accused of repeatedly raping and threatening an 11-year-old boy.

Bradley Bendele, 32, was arrested Friday night and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first-degree felony.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Bendele raped the boy while he cared for him.

Tell it to God

Let's see shall we?

DNA?  Check.

Confession in which he admits to having raped and murdered his latest victim?  Check.

Trying to convince folks now he didn't do it?  Check.

Tell it to God when you're standing in front of Him for judgment.


Killer sticks to story as execution looms
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News


In Rodrigo Hernandez's mind, he's a family man who respects women, has never been in trouble, and believes strongly in Christianity.

But a lengthy criminal record and two capital murder cases — he was convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of a San Antonio woman and charged in the 1991 rape and murder of a homeless woman in Grand Rapids, Mich. — paint another picture.

Hernandez is set to be executed Thursday for the 1994 capital murder of Susan Verstegen, 38, pending the outcome of a clemency petition before the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and a writ before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Burka Barbies

What?

They don't have Burka Barbies?


Agency: Iran shuts down shops selling Barbie dolls
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Police have closed down dozens of toy shops for selling Barbie dolls in Iran, part of a decades-long crackdown against "manifestations of Western culture," the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday.

Barbie dolls are sold wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in a society where women must wear headscarves in public, and men and women are not allowed to swim together.

A ban on the sale of the Barbies, designed to look like young Western women, was imposed in the mid-1990s. In its latest report, Mehr quoted an unidentified police official as saying authorities confiscated the dolls from Tehran stores in a "new phase" of the campaign.

The rest of the story:

Charged with Murder in Canyon Lake

No comment as it will be prosecuted in Comal County naturally after its inevstigated and then if indicted.


Man charged in Canyon Lake stabbing
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

A man was charged Friday in the stabbing death of a New Braunfels resident near Canyon Lake on Thursday evening.

Comal County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a 911 call found Thomas Lee Kitto, 41, with multiple stab wounds at the Canyon Falls RV Park on FM 306. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A deputy spotted a vehicle leaving an address linked to a suspect, whose driver “committed several traffic violations and was driving suspiciously in circles around the subdivision,” a sheriff's office press release stated.

Nailing the diagnosis

The doctors nailed it!

Owwww!


Ill. man jokes after nail removed from his brain
By Don Babwin - Associated Press

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Dante Autullo thought his doctors were joking. The suburban Chicago man was sure he'd merely cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed. But they assured him the X-ray was real: A nail was lodged in the middle of his brain.

Autullo was recovering Friday after undergoing surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where doctors removed the 3 1/4-inch nail. It had come within millimeters of the part of the brain that controls motor function.

"When they brought in the picture, I said to the doctor 'Is this a joke? Did you get that out of the doctors joke file?'" the 32-year-old recalled. "The doctor said 'No man, that's in your head.'"

Not every killer looks like one

Congratulations Madam DA Susan Reed on the guilty verdict and 45 year prison sentence.


Fatal DWI leads to 45-year term
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News


With Police Chief William McManus in the front row of the courtroom, District Attorney Susan Reed appealed to jurors Friday to demonstrate the community's disgust with drunken driving by sentencing Sandra Briggs to life in prison for causing the death of an officer.

The jurors didn't. But they came pretty close. They ordered Briggs, 59, to serve 45 years, and determined the Mazda Protégé she had attempted to drive home from the Bunratty Pub was used as a deadly weapon, meaning she will have to serve at least half of the sentence — and wait past her 81st birthday — before she can apply for parole.

The group deliberated about 41/2 hours.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Jeeze Louise!!

Gee, I went to law school at the University of Houston.

Their mascot is a cougar.

Should that be changed too?  Why did they have cougar on the list for the students to choose if this was so offensive to them?  This really teaches the students to have faith in a system where they are told they can vote and choose the new mascot, they do that and then get told their votes don't count.

This is just ridiculous it seems to me.


Utah school board says cougar mascot too offensive to women
CBSLas Vegas -

DRAPER, Utah (CBS Las Vegas) – One Utah school district believes a cougar mascot would be insensitive to women.

The Canyons School District overrode the students top choice of a cougar mascot for their high school that is to be completed in 2013.

Would-be Corner Canyon High School students chose the Cougars as their mascot — a name principal Mary Bailey said carries an ugly connotation that is disrespectful to women.

The rest of the story:

Scum along the bottom of the gene pool

He asked fior the Judge to give him the death penalty??

Probably because he knew what the rest of his life in prison held in store for him.


8 life sentences for repeat child predator
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News


A registered sex offender who has already served a seven-year sentence for molesting a young girl from his church congregation was sentenced again Thursday — this time for targeting a new victim.

David Fino, 57, asked the judge for the death penalty. He got eight life sentences, two of them stacked and without the possibility of parole.

A jury found him guilty Friday of super aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 6, continuous sexual abuse of a child and six other first-degree felony molestation charges involving the same girl.

Mucho gusto cojones!!

This takes some cojones to do.

Very large cojones.

Thank you.


Snitch tells of spying on Zetas
By Jason Buch - Express-News


LAREDO — A Zetas gang member who became an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration testified Thursday how he helped authorities thwart attempted killings by the cartel, including a plan to use grenades to fight off police in Laredo, all the while keeping his snitching secret.

Testifying under the false name of Rocky Juarez, the informant told how he provided his DEA handlers with real-time updates on the Zetas and the gang's operations.

Later, when he was ordered to rent a safe house in Laredo for a Zetas sicario crew, the DEA was able to install cameras and microphones in the house to monitor their movements.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Flaming losers

I don't want to mix metaphors but these two look like real douchebags.

Right?


Pair busted for flaming tampon attack on car
The Smoking Gun -

JANUARY 18--Armed with flaming tampons--yes, flaming tampons--two young Pennsylvanians attempted to blow up a vehicle after severely vandalizing it, according to police.

The bizarre January 7 incident outside a bar in Metal Township resulted in the arrest of Patricia Deshong, 25, and Quentin Deshong, 22, on a variety of charges, including attempted arson, public drunkenness, and criminal mischief.

According to State Police troopers, the Deshongs seriously damaged a 2006 Ford Fusion, which had its windshield and windows either cracked or broken, was covered with dents, and had blood on the front passenger seat. The car’s hood was also open and various hoses had been disconnected.

The rest of the story:

The end of the trail

The first smart thing he's done in a while.

You gave it a good shot, Governor, now its time to unsaddle the horses and put them up and get back to Texas.

Come by and see me in New Braunfels and let's get some BBQ for lunch. 

My treat.
 
Perry to drop out Thursday
CNN News -

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, two sources familiar with the plans told CNN.




A cautionary tale

Here is a cautionary tale.

Love can really make someone do stupid things.



Ex-bank employee guilty of fraud
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News


Love hurts.

That's what a former Compass Bank employee might be telling herself after pleading guilty on Wednesday to bank fraud for embezzling $97,000 for a San Antonio man she describes as her “first real boyfriend.”

Angela Salinas, 20, now faces up to 30 years in prison when Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery sentences her later this year.

Salinas' plea deal said she worked as a teller for BBVA Compass Bank in Alamo, in the Rio Grande Valley, from July 2009 through August 2010. Salinas then went to work for Atento, which provided contract employees for Compass Bank.


Poison?

Stay away from the poison Roland.

You're a good guy.


State Rep's ties to indicted lawyer damaging.
By Bryan Chasnoff - Express-News

At the moment, Marc Rosenthal's legal career is like a dose of hemlock: It's giving an odor of untimely demise.

The Austin-based personal injury attorney, who has an office here, is facing two trials, the first triggered by a federal indictment in which a grand jury has placed the bodybuilder and former Mr. Texas at the center of a criminal enterprise.

Broad in scope, it accuses the muscled Rosenthal of racketeering: bribing a judge to give favorable orders and rulings; bribing witnesses to provide false testimony; and bribing funeral directors and public employees to refer cases to his firm, Rosenthal & Watson.