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12 years after homicide, two men head to prison in cold case

SAGINAW, MI — Jeramie Tucker will spend the next 12 to 50 years in prison for the 2005 slaying of Terrance Winters, according to court records.

Circuit Judge Andre R. Borrello handed down that sentence Wednesday, Oct. 11, bringing an end to what was once a cold-case murder on Saginaw’s West Side.

Tucker’s accomplice, 30-year-old Charles Miles, was sentenced earlier, on Sept. 25, to 16 to 25 years in prison, according to court records.

Miles and 28-year-old Tucker initially faced charges of first-degree murder and a number of other serious felonies in the case. Both men pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and, in exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop all other charges against them.

Miles additionally pleaded guilty to one count of felony firearm. As part of Tucker’s plea deal, he agreed to testify against Miles.

In the arrest warrant, police say Miles and Tucker robbed Winters at gunpoint April 26, 2005, and shot

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Rafael Rodriguez gets over 24 years in prison in cold case murder of Wanda Romero

A 47-year-old man recently convicted in a 14-year-old cold case after he fled to the Dominican Republic more than a decade ago was sentenced on Monday to 24 1⁄3 years in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Rafael Rodriguez was convicted in the 2002 death of 25-year-old Corona resident Wanda Romero back in July.

Romero, who had an active order of protection against Rodriguez, her ex-boyfriend, was last seen arguing with him in a Queens restaurant at about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2002. He was overheard threatening to “cut her into pieces.”

Her body was never found.

Rodriguez fled to his native Dominican Republic right before police started to investigate her disappearance as a missing person’s case.

“The defendant did all he could to elude justice, but today the Court sentenced him to a very long term of incarceration to punish him for this vicious crime and protect society,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in

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Rafael Rodriguez gets over 24 years in prison in cold case murder …

A 47-year-old man recently convicted in a 14-year-old cold case after he fled to the Dominican Republic more than a decade ago was sentenced on Monday to 24 1⁄3 years in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Rafael Rodriguez was convicted in the 2002 death of 25-year-old Corona resident Wanda Romero back in July.

Romero, who had an active order of protection against Rodriguez, her ex-boyfriend, was last seen arguing with him in a Queens restaurant at about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2002. He was overheard threatening to “cut her into pieces.”

Her body was never found.

Rodriguez fled to his native Dominican Republic right before police started to investigate her disappearance as a missing person’s case.

“The defendant did all he could to elude justice, but today the Court sentenced him to a very long term of incarceration to punish him for this vicious crime and protect society,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in

Read more at: http://www.amny.com/news/rafael-rodriguez-gets-over-24-years-in-prison-in-cold-case-murder-of-wanda-romero-1.14081203

Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for 1992 Cold-Case Murder in Irvine

A man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the first degree murder of a 19-year-old woman in Irvine, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez, 59, is a former fugitive who was extradited from Mexico City to Orange County to face first degree murder charges. In March 1992, Sanchez beat, raped and murdered 19-year-old Cari Ann Parnes, who suffered skull and jaw fractures due to blunt force trauma and major hemorrhaging in her chest, spine, brain and neck, according to prosecutors.

Her body was later found in an Irvine orange grove by field workers, prosecutors said.

At Sanchez’s sentencing on Friday, the mother of the victim gave an emotional victim impact statement before the court, according to a news release from the O.C. DA’s office.

“I know she would have been a great mother, and I would have loved to be a grandmother to her future children,” Rosemary

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Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for 1992 Cold-Case Murder …

A man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the first degree murder of a 19-year-old woman in Irvine, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez, 59, is a former fugitive who was extradited from Mexico City to Orange County to face first degree murder charges. In March 1992, Sanchez beat, raped and murdered 19-year-old Cari Ann Parnes, who suffered skull and jaw fractures due to blunt force trauma and major hemorrhaging in her chest, spine, brain and neck, according to prosecutors.

Her body was later found in an Irvine orange grove by field workers, prosecutors said.

At Sanchez’s sentencing on Friday, the mother of the victim gave an emotional victim impact statement before the court, according to a news release from the O.C. DA’s office.

“I know she would have been a great mother, and I would have loved to be a grandmother to her future children,” Rosemary

Read more at: http://ktla.com/2017/07/14/man-is-sentenced-to-35-years-in-prison-for-1992-cold-case-murder-in-irvine/

Alabama man gets life in prison for 2014 cold-case murder

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in a 2014 cold-case murder in suburban Atlanta.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Wednesday that 35-year-old Dwight Blalock Jr. shot through the driver’s side of a car and killed 32-year-old Carlos Wright during a 2014 drug deal in Marietta.

Blalock was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, violating Georgia’s street-gang act and possession of a firearm.

The state called 21 witnesses and introduced over 400 pieces of evidence linking Blalock to the murder. Wright was killed with a bullet from a 7 mm handgun. A gang investigator testified that Blalock was associated with the “Bloods” street gang.

The case went cold until police arrested Blalock late last year.

Read more at: http://wiat.com/2017/06/28/alabama-man-gets-life-in-prison-for-2014-cold-case-murder/

Alabama man gets life in prison for 2014 cold-case murder – FOX10 …

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in a 2014 cold-case murder in suburban Atlanta.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Wednesday that 35-year-old Dwight Blalock Jr. shot through the driver’s side of a car and killed 32-year-old Carlos Wright during a 2014 drug deal in Marietta.

Blalock was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, violating Georgia’s street-gang act and possession of a firearm.

The state called 21 witnesses and introduced over 400 pieces of evidence linking Blalock to the murder. Wright was killed with a bullet from a 7 mm handgun. A gang investigator testified that Blalock was associated with the “Bloods” street gang.

The case went cold until police arrested Blalock late last year.

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Alabama man gets life in prison for 2014 cold-case murder – FOX10 News | WALA

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in a 2014 cold-case murder in suburban Atlanta.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Wednesday that 35-year-old Dwight Blalock Jr. shot through the driver’s side of a car and killed 32-year-old Carlos Wright during a 2014 drug deal in Marietta.

Blalock was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, violating Georgia’s street-gang act and possession of a firearm.

The state called 21 witnesses and introduced over 400 pieces of evidence linking Blalock to the murder. Wright was killed with a bullet from a 7 mm handgun. A gang investigator testified that Blalock was associated with the “Bloods” street gang.

The case went cold until police arrested Blalock late last year.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Cold case murder mystery ends with prison sentence

MUNDY TOWNSHIP (WJRT) – (04/12/17) – A cold case murder mystery connecting Mid-Michigan to the country of Jordan is over.

Thirty five years after a Mundy Township woman was killed by her husband, he will finally serve time in the U.S. for her murder.

Jeries Qumsyeh fled to Jordan before police could question him in connection to the murder in 1982.

Two women on horseback discovered the body of 37-year-old Salwa Isaac lying in a ditch along Ray Road in Mundy Township. She had been shot in the head.

Qumsyeh was a suspect, but before he could be questioned, he fled to the nation of Jordan, where he apparently served prison time for her murder there.

In 2011, he was detained while trying to enter Canada. He was in custody for five years before the Canadian Minister of Justice sent him to Genesee County.

Wednesday, before trial started, a deal was struck. Qumsyeh was

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Man Gets 58 Years in Prison for Lyon Park Sexual Assault

A Woodbridge man arrested for the sexual assault of a woman in Lyon Park was today sentenced to 58 years in prison for that and two other crimes.

Justin Wingate Poe, 35, was nabbed last May on suspicions that he broke into a home on the 700 block of N. Edgewood Street and sexually assaulted a sleeping woman.

The sexual assault was linked to two attempted abductions in Arlington that occurred in 2007. A renewed investigation into those cold cases was what led to Wingate Poe’s arrest, according to the Arlington County Police Department.

“Upon receiving the link between the 2007 and 2016 cases, Arlington County Police Department detectives began an intensive investigation including the review of cold case files, crime scene evidence and laboratory results,” ACPD said in a release. “The review resulted in additional information that led detectives to identify Justin Wingate Poe as a suspect. Wingate Poe was

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