Vernon Sheriff asking for help solving 1980 cold case murder – KPLC – KPLC

The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office has formed an investigative team for cold case homicides in the parish, with its first focus being on a 1980 murder. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in their investigation of the unsolved homicide of Mary Darlene Howard, 15, whose body was found in a wooded area on West Boundary Road in the Sandy Hill area in Leesville on April 27, 1980, said VPSO Detective Rhonda Jordan.

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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty In Cold Case Murder

A 29-year-old Hartford man who was arrested on accessory and conspiracy to commit murder charges as a result of a grand jury investigation pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and faces 12 years in prison.

Noel Maldonado, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2018.

Ten jurors had been selected for Maldonado’s trial when he opted to accept a plea offer negotiated by his lawyer, Norm Pattis, and prosecutor David Zagaja.

Maldonado and Hector Torres were charged with shooting Luis Benitez at a gas station at 125 New Britain Ave. on Dec. 7, 2009. Benitz was badly wounded, but initially survived. He died March 14, 2010, of injuries associated with the shooting.

Murderer in 1991 cold case gets life in prison without parole | MLive …

MIDLAND, MI — Almost three decades after brutally beating a Midland County woman to death, a man learned he’ll be spending the rest of his days behind bars.

Seated in a wheelchair 52-year-old Michael T. McIntyre appeared before Midland County Circuit Judge Stephen P. Carras on Thursday, Dec. 14. His hair disheveled and his arms crossed, McIntyre briefly waved to people seated in the gallery as a deputy wheeled him into the courtroom.

A jury in October found McIntyre guilty of second-degree murder and felony murder in the 1991 killing of Diane L. Ross. Before Carras imposed sentence, Ross’ younger sister, Lindy Barton, addressed McIntyre on her family’s behalf.

“Michael McIntyre, you destroyed a family,” Barton said. “We lived in an utter state of loss, devastation, and horror.”

Ross had medical issues since she was a teenager, which led to her having both of her legs amputated. nurse. Nevertheless, “her strong spirit carried through,”

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Murderer in 1991 cold case gets life in prison without parole

MIDLAND, MI — Almost three decades after brutally beating a Midland County woman to death, a man learned he’ll be spending the rest of his days behind bars.

Seated in a wheelchair 52-year-old Michael T. McIntyre appeared before Midland County Circuit Judge Stephen P. Carras on Thursday, Dec. 14. His hair disheveled and his arms crossed, McIntyre briefly waved to people seated in the gallery as a deputy wheeled him into the courtroom.

A jury in October found McIntyre guilty of second-degree murder and felony murder in the 1991 killing of Diane L. Ross. Before Carras imposed sentence, Ross’ younger sister, Lindy Barton, addressed McIntyre on her family’s behalf.

“Michael McIntyre, you destroyed a family,” Barton said. “We lived in an utter state of loss, devastation, and horror.”

Ross had medical issues since she was a teenager, which led to her having both of her legs amputated. nurse. Nevertheless, “her strong spirit carried through,”

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/12/murderer_in_1991_cold_case_get.html

Watch as Chronicle crime reporter looks back at the unsolved murder of John ‘The Badge’ Roberts

It was a brutal murder that left a community stunned and detectives baffled.

This weekend it will be five years since John ‘The Badge’ Roberts was found dead at his Gateshead home. You can watch Chronicle crime reporter Sophie Doughty look back on the mystery in our video above.

The killing sparked one of the biggest murder investigations Northumbria Police has carried out to date.

John 'The Badge' Roberts

John ‘The Badge’ Roberts

Yet still, who is responsible for the 32-year-old’s death remains a mystery.

John’s body was found on the evening of Sunday, December 16, 2012 when police officers on patrol in Winlaton noticed the door to his Park Terrace home had been left open and went to investigate. The devoted Newcastle United fan died as the result of serious head injuries.

Blogger credited for helping solve 37-year-old cold case murder

An arrest has been made in a 37-year-old murder in Antioch, California, and a student at the Vermont College of Fine Arts is being credited with helping the investigation.

Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons’ blogging about the case sparked investigators to open the file once again.

“I just knew this was a story that chose me and I had to see it to the end,” Gibbons said.

Since 2013, Gibbons has been researching and writing about 14-year-old Sauzanne Bombardie’s murder that happened in 1980.

Gibbons became interested in the case after visiting her grandparent’s grave site. That’s when she stumbled upon Suzanne’s headstone.

“This is hard to talk about. She had been raped and murdered in 1980. I just felt horrified. I was so sad. I went home and wrote a blog called ‘Lost Girl,’” Gibbons said.

Suzanne’s case had gone cold, no leads had been made in decades and no attention was put

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Officials plea for information 6 years after couple’s unsolved murder

Six years after an Andover couple was found dead in their home, officials are pleading with anyone who has information to come forward.

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their home at 7 Orchard Crossing on the morning of Dec. 14, 2011. Their Lexus SUV was found on fire on Prince Street in Boston the night before.

District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe are calling on anyone with information to come forward.

“It is our belief that someone knows something that could help us solve the case and bring justice and peace of mind to the Magee family and the residents of Andover,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said.

Investigators have followed leads to four states and 20 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

“Every member of the Andover Police Department remains committed to finding the person

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Cold case: Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of Washington state teenager

Timothy Forrest Bass was arrested Tuesday in the 1989 rape and murder of Mandy Stavik.

 (Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office/Q13 FOX)

A cup helped solve a 30-year-old

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Cold case arrest: Residents had feared for 28 years that murder suspect lived among them

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A big break in a decades-old Whatcom County cold case.

On Wednesday, county prosecutors announced they think they know who kidnapped, raped and murdered 18-year-old Mandy Stavik more than 28 years ago.

A day earlier, police arrested 50-year-old Timothy Bass, who lived just down the street from where Mandy lived.

Prosecutors say new DNA technology helped them finally connect Bass as a suspect in Stavik’s death.  A co-worker had provided police with a cup that Bass had left his DNA on after drinking from it, police said.

Stavik was an athlete, an honor student and a cheerleader. She graduated from Mount Baker High School in 1989.

While the school she attended has changed a lot over the years, the memory of one of their graduates never left the community.

Max Zender was only 7 when Mandy Stavik was murdered.

“Anytime something tragic happens in a small

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