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Police: Arrest made in cold case murder of Gresham woman

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An Idaho woman was arrested Wednesday for the June 2016 killing of a Gresham woman, according to the Gresham Police Department.

Detectives arrested Angela Rose McCraw-Hester in Pocatello, Idaho, after arriving in the area earlier this week while continuing the investigation into the murder of Annastasia Hester.

Officers said McCraw-Hester is the current wife of Hester’s ex-husband Matthew Hester.

McCraw-Hester was arrested as the detectives executed a search warrant at her home, and she is currently being held in the Bannock County Jail on a charge of murder, awaiting extradition to Oregon.

Emergency dispatchers got a call from Hester herself early in the morning of June 10, 2016. She reported she had been stabbed several times, but she died before she could describe her attacker.

Hester’s mother Beth McBride told FOX 12 this past June about her horror knowing how

Read more at: http://www.kptv.com/story/36524131/police-arrest-made-in-cold-case-murder-of-gresham-woman

State Police highlight Belen woman’s cold case homicide in new video

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are trying a new tactic to solve some cold cases, starting with a 13-year-old mystery.

The murder of Elizabeth Gonzalez of Belen has puzzled investigators since she was found shot to death on a cold December day in 2004 near Tome Hill.

Now, State Police are sharing new details about the case in a video they put online.

“People are starting to talk, the walls are caving in. It’s a matter of time before we knock on your door. We haven’t forgotten, her family hasn’t forgotten and we’re going to continue to work this investigation until we resolve this issue,” Sgt. Mark Soriano said in the video.

In that clip, investigators say a man showed up at Gonzalez’s home. The friend with her that day told police Gonzalez left with that man in a green car, and that was the last time she

Read more at: http://krqe.com/2017/09/28/state-police-highlight-belen-womans-cold-case-homicide-in-new-video/

Virginia Woman Waives Extradition, Will be Returned to Florida After Arrest in 1990 Clown Murder Cold Case

A Virginia woman arrested Tuesday in a 27-year-old “Clown Murder” cold case in Palm Beach County will be returning to Florida to face charges.

Sheila Keen Warren waived her right to extradition during a court hearing Wednesday morning, meaning she will be sent back to face a first degree murder charge after she was recently indicted by a grand jury.

On May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren was killed outside her Wellington home. According to witness reports from NBC affiliate WPTV, a person dressed as a clown carrying a flower arrangement and two balloons pulled into Warren’s driveway in a white Chrysler Le Baron.

Witnesses said they heard a gunshot and Warren fell to the ground as the clown calmly walked back to the vehicle and drove away. Marlene Warren sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to an area Hospital, where she died two

Read more at: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Woman-Arrested-in-27-year-old-Clown-Murder-Cold-Case-448075313.html

Man arrested over 1987 house fire that killed woman, two nieces

Gardaí have arrested a man over a triple homicide house fire 30 years ago in which two children and their aunt died.

The suspect has never come to the attention of the Garda and has no criminal convictions. The man lives with his family in Meath.

Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and their aunt Barbara Doyle (20) died at the children’s home in Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987.

Ms Doyle was babysitting her nieces for her sister Elizabeth Byrne and her husband Aidan Byrne. They were at a local 21st birthday celebration at the time.

It emerged last week that the three deaths had been upgraded to homicides after a Garda cold case review.

The man was arrested by gardaí in north Co Dublin before 2pm on Tuesday. He was being held at Leixlip Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/man-arrested-over-1987-house-fire-that-killed-woman-two-nieces-1.3234944

Woman Arrested in 27-Year-Old Clown Murder Cold Case

An arrest has been made in the 27-year-old Clown Murder cold case, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Marlene Warren was killed in Wellington on May 26, 1990, when a person dressed as a clown carrying a flower arrangement and two balloons pulled into her driveway in a white Chrysler Le Baron, offered her the items as she answered the front door and killed her, a police report said.

Witnesses said they heard a gunshot and Marlene fell to the ground. The person dressed as a clown calmly walked back to the vehicle and drove away, they said.

Marlene sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to Palm West Hospital, where she died two days later, the report said.

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(Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

Initial investigation led detectives to identify the suspect as Sheila

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Murfreesboro cold case: Woman arrested nearly decade after boyfriend’s murder in court Wednesday

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A Texas woman facing a first-degree murder charge in the 2007 shooting death of her then-boyfriend is expected to be in General Sessions Court Wednesday in Murfreesboro.

Sara K. Parsons, a Houston resident, was arrested Dec. 1, 2016, on the charge. The arrest came nearly a decade after the May 17, 2007, murder of 44-year-old Phon Siharath at his Murfreesboro home, previous reporting shows.

At the time of Parson’s arrest, RCSO Deputy Chief Keith Lowery said Siharath’s family

Read more at: http://www.dnj.com/story/news/crime/2017/09/26/murfreesboro-cold-case-updates-woman-arrested-nearly-decade-after-boyfriends-shooting-death/704125001/

Cold case goes to jury, deliberations underway for woman charged in ‘horrific’ 1995 murder

Tricia Abney 

A 22-year-old case, a killing where the alleged dismembered body was never found, is now in the hands of a Jefferson County jury.

Deputy District Attorneys Kylie Jernigan and Neal Zarzour rested their case against Tricia Abney Thursday morning. Abney is charged with capital murder during the course of a robbery for the 1995 killing of 23-year-old Justin Barnett.

Abney’s attorneys Emory Anthony and Wakisha Hazzard rested their case as well, without calling any witnesses or having Abney testify.

“They have nothing,” Anthony said during closing statements. “I don’t believe there ever was a plan.”

Anthony said the prosecution’s case rests solely on testimony from Johnathan Abney–the defendant’s brother–who came forward in 2015 to report a murder from 20 years prior. He told police his sister and her boyfriend at the time, Jeff Martin,

Read more at: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/09/cold_case_goes_to_jury_deliber.html

Murder inquiry into 1987 fire that killed woman and two children

Gardaí have opened a murder inquiry into a house fire that killed two small children and their aunt 30 years ago.

The announcement was made on the anniversary of the deaths of Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and Barbara Doyle (aged 20) at the children’s home in Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987.

Although the case was never closed, it received additional attention in the last five years by members of the garda Serious Crime Review Team which delves into cold case files.

On Wednesday, gardaí said new evidence had come to light. They did not comment on its nature but said the case had been elevated to a murder inquiry as a result.

“We are satisfied that there are people who will remember this fire and the deaths of Barbara, Mary Ellen, and Kerrie, and who have not yet spoken to gardaí,” said

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/murder-inquiry-into-1987-fire-that-killed-woman-and-two-children-1.3227625