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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.

Bedridden Iberville Parish man pleads guilty to cold case murder, gets 21 years in prison

A bedridden, Iberville Parish man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of a Jefferson woman 33 years ago.

Donnie London, 62, was arrested in an Iberville Parish nursing home in January 2016 after the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine review of cold cases and genetically linked London to the killing of Elma Kolman, who was 73 when her body was found in a vacant lot near her Monticello Avenue home on April 7, 1984.

He was sentenced this week to 21 years in prison — the penalty for manslaughter at the time he committed the crime — in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna by Judge Steven Grefer.

Kolman, who often was seen by neighbors walking around the neighborhood, was reported missing the day before her body was discovered. An autopsy found she had died of asphyxia and strangulation and had suffered traumatic injuries while being sexually assaulted.

The investigation

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/courts/article_4e9b1d98-e019-11e7-b057-6b21a9b4b2c4.html

Stunning guilty plea in 1982 cold case murder

A man charged over murder of Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon in the NSW Hunter Valley more than three decades ago has today pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact.

Rodney Lawrence was due to stand trial today, however the 66-year-old entered his plea to the alternative charge before proceedings began this morning.

The body of Ms Dixon, 31, was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car in bushland at Ashtonfield, near Maitland, on April 6, 1982.

She had suffered 27 stab wounds and head injuries, and her hands had been tied behind her back.

Betty Dixon was stabbed to death near Maitland. (Supplied)
Rodney Lawrence claimed he was threatened by Ms Dixon’s killer to help move her body. (9NEWS)

The Crown alleges another man, who died in 2011, was responsible for her murder.

In an interview with police and a separate phone conversation with his son, Lawrence claimed the alleged killer threatened

Read more at: https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/11/13/12/24/betty-dixon-cold-case-murder-sees-rodney-lawrence-plead-guilty

Stunning guilty plea in 1982 cold case murder – 9News

A man charged over murder of Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon in the NSW Hunter Valley more than three decades ago has today pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact.

Rodney Lawrence was due to stand trial today, however the 66-year-old entered his plea to the alternative charge before proceedings began this morning.

The body of Ms Dixon, 31, was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car in bushland at Ashtonfield, near Maitland, on April 6, 1982.

She had suffered 27 stab wounds and head injuries, and her hands had been tied behind her back.

Betty Dixon was stabbed to death near Maitland. (Supplied)
Rodney Lawrence claimed he was threatened by Ms Dixon’s killer to help move her body. (9NEWS)

The Crown alleges another man, who died in 2011, was responsible for her murder.

In an interview with police and a separate phone conversation with his son, Lawrence claimed the alleged killer threatened

Read more at: https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/11/13/12/24/betty-dixon-cold-case-murder-sees-rodney-lawrence-plead-guilty

Cold Case Verdict: Anthony Palma found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in Kirsten Hatfield case

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Cold Case verdict: Anthony Palma found guilty of first-degree murder.

Palma, 57, has been on trial for the disappearance of Kirsten Hatfield, the 8-year-old who vanished from her Midwest City home back in May 1997.

It took a jury just a little over one hour Friday to make the their recommendation of life in prison without parole.

Officials are still hopeful they’ll find Hatfield’s remains.

“Every lead that comes in, detectives will follow up. We’ll continue to look for her until we find her remains, or until this man’s heart softens enough, so that he sees to at least let us recover Kirsten’s remains. So far, we haven’t seen any kind of remorse or any kind of movement in that regard. But I am still hopeful that some day, we will,” said Scott Rowland, Assistant District Attorney.

Kirsten’s sister, Faith Daniels, was just 3 years old when her big sister

Read more at: http://kfor.com/2017/10/13/cold-case-verdict-anthony-palma-found-guilty-of-first-degree-murder-by-a-jury-in-kirsten-hatfield-case/

Man pleads guilty to charge in 2007 cold case murder – WAVY

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — One of four suspects in a 2007 cold case in Norfolk pleaded guilty to a charge this week.

The Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney says Duane Phillip Goodson pleaded guilty Monday to illegal disposal of a bead body. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 13.

He and four others — Frank Everett, Teressa Everett and Billy Everett — were indicted in 2016 in connection to the murder of 26-year-old Lori Jordan of Virginia Beach.

Jordan had been reported missing in November of 2007, and her body was found a month later in the Barraud Park section of Norfolk.

A jury recommended 13 years for Billy Everett, after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, count of concealment of a dead and defilement of a dead body.

Frank and Teressa Everett were initially faced with numerous charges, including first-degree murder. Both pleaded guilty to concealing a dead body, accessory after

Read more at: http://wavy.com/2017/10/05/man-pleads-guilty-to-charge-in-2007-cold-case-murder/