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Texas ‘Tourniquet Killer’ Execution Postponed

A Texas judged postponed the execution of a serial rapist and murderer after it was discovered that an inmate in death row persuaded him to take the fall for a murder which he did not commit.

Harris County Judge Maria Jackson granted a 90-day stay of execution to Anthony Allen Shore, 55, three hours before he was sentenced to die by lethal injection for a series of murders he committed in the ’80s and ’90s.

Inmate Larry Ray Swearington, who is also on death row, persuaded Shore to admit to the 1998 abduction and murder of Melissa Trotter. Prosecutors believe Shore would have gone with the plan, which could have gotten Swearington exonerated.

After through sweep of Shore’s cell, photographs and handwritten documents of Trotter’s murder were uncovered. Prosecutors believe Swearington was coaching Shore to make the confession more

Read more at: http://www.christianpost.com/news/texas-tourniquet-killer-execution-postponed-203512/

Killer who claims he murdered 11 girls may have lied: documentary …

Eleven girls died.

Some alone, others in pairs.

Decades have passed without answers – their murders are in cold case files in police departments in Galveston, Brazoria and Harris counties in Texas.

Enter Edward Harold Bell, a convicted killer serving a 70-year prison term for a murder of a Marine who tried to stop him when he exposed himself to a group of young girls. Bell, who is up for parole this fall, claims to have killed the girls – who were killed in the 1970’s in different areas of Texas — referring to them in an interview with the Houston Chronicle in 2011 as the “11 that went to heaven.”

Now, an AE series will re-examine the case. The series will include interviews with Chronicle reporter Lisa Olsen, who broke the story, as well as the police detective, Fred Paige, now retired, who worked on the case.

In a description of the series,

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/10/18/killer-who-claims-he-murdered-11-girls-may-have-lied-documentary/

Killer who claims he murdered 11 girls may have lied: documentary

Eleven girls died.

Some alone, others in pairs.

Decades have passed without answers – their murders are in cold case files in police departments in Galveston, Brazoria and Harris counties in Texas.

Enter Edward Harold Bell, a convicted killer serving a 70-year prison term for a murder of a Marine who tried to stop him when he exposed himself to a group of young girls. Bell, who is up for parole this fall, claims to have killed the girls – who were killed in the 1970’s in different areas of Texas — referring to them in an interview with the Houston Chronicle in 2011 as the “11 that went to heaven.”

Now, an AE series will re-examine the case. The series will include interviews with Chronicle reporter Lisa Olsen, who broke the story, as well as the police detective, Fred Paige, now retired, who worked on the case.

In a description of the series,

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/10/18/killer-who-claims-he-murdered-11-girls-may-have-lied-documentary/

Texas to execute ‘tourniquet killer’ for serial rape and murder

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas judge, acting on requests from prosecutors, halted the planned execution on Wednesday of a man known as the “tourniquet killer” for the grisly method used to murder five girls and young women in the Houston area whom he also raped.

The order from Harris County Judge Maria Jackson to put a 90-day stay on the execution was issued a few hours before Anthony Shore, 55, was set to be put to death by lethal injection at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT).

District attorneys in Harris County, which includes Houston, and neighboring Montgomery County, requested the stay to examine Shore’s claim that another death row inmate tried to persuade him to take the blame for a murder for which the other inmate had been convicted.

Courts previously rejected appeals from Shore to spare his life based on arguments that

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-execution/texas-to-execute-tourniquet-killer-for-serial-rape-and-murder-idUSKBN1CN19E

Texas to execute ‘tourniquet killer’ for serial rape and murder

By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A man known as the “tourniquet killer” for the method he used to torture and strangle the five girls and young women he was convicted of raping and murdering is due to be executed in Texas on Wednesday.

Anthony Shore, 55, is set to be put to death by lethal injection at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT). If the execution goes ahead, it will be the seventh this year in Texas and the 21st in the United States, one more than the national total in 2016.

Courts have rejected appeals from the death row inmate to spare his life based on arguments that Shore suffered from brain damage and his execution would violate constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment, court documents showed.

Shore was a serial rapist and murderer who killed five girls and women in the 1980s and 1990s

Read more at: http://wtvbam.com/news/articles/2017/oct/18/texas-to-execute-tourniquet-killer-for-serial-rape-and-murder/

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

He says he’s a serial killer. Did he murder the Summerfield and Chester women? – Belleville News

If you believe him, Larry D. Hall may be the most prolific serial killer the Midwest has ever seen.

Police believe that Hall, 54, may have killed 30 to 40 women. He’s confessed to rapes, murders and abductions of women all over the Midwest to reporters, book authors and police investigators. He was convicted in federal court of abducting and raping a 15-year-old Illinois girl.

But he’s never been convicted of murder.

Now, Illinois State Police and the FBI have reopened the 25-year-old cold case murder in Northern Illinois of a 21-year-old student. It might lead to renewed interest in Hall as the suspect in a number of unsolved deaths, including two in Southern Illinois.

Hall is suspected of killing two young women here. They are Eulalia Pholia Chavez, 27, of Palo Alto, California, who was strangled and whose mutilated remains were found in a cornfield near Summerfield on Sept. 6, 1986. And

Read more at: http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article170957482.html

The shocking unsolved murder of Alan Decabral and the link to M25 killer Kenneth Noye

Kent, tragically, has its f air share of unsolved murders – brutal killings where the culprits have not been found despite the best efforts of police.

These include the IRA bomb attack on a Deal Marine Corps band room and t he Tunbridge Wells bedsit murders.

One horrific case was one of Alan Decabral, a man who was gunned down outside Halfords in the Warren Retail Park car park in Ashford while he waited for his son to finish shopping on October 5, 2000.

Reports even suggested he pleaded for his life before the gangland-style execution.

Links to the underworld

Mr Decabral, who lived in Pluckley, was a man who was previously linked to the underworld and at the time of his death, speculation was rife that notorious career-criminal, Kenneth Noye had ordered the ‘hit’ from behind bars after he was jailed for life in 2000.

Read more: The 40 Kent murders from the last

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