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9news.com | Arrest in mysterious death inside prominent Denver …

Denver Police have made an arrest in the mysterious death of a 44-year-old woman who was found dead by her husband unexpectedly three years ago inside her home.

Now, that man is in jail facing first-degree murder charges.

Police arrested 53-year-old Robert Feldman on Tuesday for the 2015 murder of his wife Stacy Feldman.

Feldman is being held the Denver downtown jail.

A Denver Police Department spokesperson said the arresting documents in this case that would outline the details of what investigators believe happened are not available.

This is not a case that has been publicized as an unsolved murder. In fact, Stacy Feldman’s autopsy obtained by 9Wants to Know says the 44-year-old was found collapsed in a bathtub/shower — with the showerhead — still running on March 1, 2015.

But, the autopsy offered no cause of death.

According to the autopsy report, Feldman was last seen alive the morning of

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/arrest-in-mysterious-death-inside-prominent-denver-family/73-518824892

What one daughter of a Green River Killer victim says about death penalty

As the daughter of a murder victim, I urge Washington legislators to repeal the death penalty this month. Washington should join Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Mexico, which have all repealed the death penalty since 2007.

In 1990, when I was 16, my mother’s body was discovered in a field along Highway 410 near Enumclaw months after her disappearance.

Her case languished as a cold case until 2003, when a suspect was finally named: Gary Ridgway.

As many residents of the Pacific Northwest know, Ridgway was dubbed the Green River Killer, and in 2003 was already in custody for several other murders in the greater Seattle area after being at large for 20 years.

Ridgway agreed to plead guilty to 48 counts of first-degree murder in exchange for providing information to law enforcement about the murders. As a result, he received a sentence

Read more at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/article199910954.html

Everson man charged with first-degree murder in 1989 death of Mandy Stavik

Whatcom County prosecutors filed formal charges Thursday, Dec. 14 against Timothy Forrest Bass, the suspect in the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of 18-year-old Amanda “Mandy” Stavik of the Acme area.

Bass, 50, of Everson was arrested Tuesday morning by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The court set bail at $1 million for Bass Wednesday afternoon.

Whatcom County Prosecutor David McEachran charged Bass with first-degree murder.

McEachran said this is likely the only charge Bass will be facing. He said he couldn’t charge Bass separately with rape or kidnapping because the statute of limitations had run out for both crimes. There is no statute of limitations for murder in Washington state.

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However, the possible rape and kidnapping of Stavik is included within the first-degree murder charge. McEachran said there

Read more at: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/crime/article189840454.html

Antioch cold-case murder suspect charged, could face death

MARTINEZ — On Wednesday prosecutors filed a special circumstances murder charge against Mitchell Lynn Bacom for the 37-year-old kidnapping and homicide of a young teen girl, capping off the surprise announcement this week that the case had been solved.

Bacom, 63, is accused of of murdering 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in 1980 by stabbing her to death. The lone charge carries enhancements that accuse Bacom of burglary, kidnapping the young teen, and molesting her, which could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Bacom denied a reporter’s request to interview him in jail Tuesday.

Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from acold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch.
Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from abr /cold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch. 

Typically in special circumstances

Read more at: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/12/13/alleged-1980-child-killer-charged-with-murder-could-face-death-penalty/

Alleged 1980 child killer charged with murder, could face death penalty

MARTINEZ — On Wednesday prosecutors filed a special circumstances murder charge against Mitchell Lynn Bacom for the 37-year-old kidnapping and homicide of a young teen girl, capping off the surprise announcement this week that the case had been solved.

Bacom, 63, is accused of of murdering 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in 1980 by stabbing her to death. The lone charge carries enhancements that accuse Bacom of burglary, kidnapping the young teen, and molesting her, which could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Bacom denied a reporter’s request to interview him in jail Tuesday.

Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from acold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch.
Michael Lynn Bacom, 63, was arrested on homicide charges stemming from abr /cold case murder in 1980 of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier in Antioch. 

Typically in special circumstances

Read more at: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/12/13/alleged-1980-child-killer-charged-with-murder-could-face-death-penalty/

Cold Case Files: The mysterious death of a Lackawanna woman ‘who wouldn’t hurt a fly’

Once or twice each month, the emotions that burn deep inside Brian Burke compel him to drive to Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna, where he visits the grave of his younger sister, Sheila.

He can’t stop thinking about the shy, gentle woman who disappeared and died under mysterious circumstances during winter 1989.

“Sometimes I think about the life she might have if she was still around today – happy, maybe with a couple of kids,” said Burke, 57. “I think about what a beautiful, gentle, trusting person she was. One of those people who wouldn’t know how to hurt a fly. … I think about the old days, when we were a big, happy family.”

The death of Sheila A. Burke didn’t draw much public attention when she disappeared and died more than 28 years ago. There were a couple of short stories in The Buffalo News and at least one on TV

Read more at: http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/05/cold-case-files-the-mysterious-death-of-a-lackawanna-woman-who-wouldnt-hurt-a-fly/

Detective was in charge of £50million investigation into murder of man axed to death in a London car park for eight …

  • Daniel Morgan’s 1987 murder is one of London’s most notorious unsolved cases
  • Botched probes came after claims of police corruption surrounding murder
  • It has emerged that a detective had a breakdown during one cold case review
  • He was concentrating on writing a book about the case at the time of the probe
  • His investigation led to the prosecution of four suspects, which later collapsed

Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline

She was found stabbed to death inside her apartment — her killer never found

Exactly 44 years ago, Rosemarie Bentley was found stabbed to death in her apartment.

It was around 3 p.m. when the 21-year-old was last seen sitting outside by the community pool. Three and a half hours later, police say her brother found her body inside the home with various stab wounds.

Neighbors told police in 1973 she had been heard “speaking to someone” earlier in the day. Her killer has never been found.

Miami-Dade police is reopening the cold case, asking the public for help solving the mystery.

In a Facebook post, officials asked anyone with information to call call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article179048526.html

Clown murder suspect may face death penalty as cops credit DNA advances for breakthrough in 1990 cold case

A woman who authorities say committed murder in Florida while dressed as a clown 27 years ago may face the death penalty after being charged this week.

A new examination of DNA collected in 1990 helped lead to the arrest of Sheila Keen-Warren in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Marlene Warren, cops said during a press conference on Thursday. Keen-Warren is now married to the victim’s husband, Michael Warren.

Keen-Warren had been the primary suspect all along, but authorities say a conviction may not have been realistic without the advancements in DNA technology.

“You basically get one shot and if you roll the dice and take that chance and she is found not guilty, you never get that chance again,” Palm Beach Sheriff’s Detective Paige McCann said. “Sometimes patience is the best.”

Cops crack killer clown cold case in death of Florida woman

McCann and Sheriff Ric

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/clown-murder-suspect-face-death-penalty-cold-case-article-1.3528017

Guilty verdict in 1987 cold case murder; prosecutors seeking death …

A jury Tuesday convicted Rodney Clark in the strangulation murder of a Lake Worth-area woman 30 years ago. Now, Palm Beach County prosecutors will seek a death sentence for the brutal killing of Dana Fader.

The jury will return to Circuit Judge Charles Burton’s courtroom on Sept. 6 for the penalty phase of the trial. Under Florida’s new death penalty law, unanimous jury votes now are required to impose capital punishment. This is the first test of the updated law in Palm Beach County.

Clark, 50, smiled broadly after the verdict and later laughed while speaking with his lawyers from the Public Defender’s office.