Seattle, WA – A 31-year-old felon has been charged with rape, extortion and criminal impersonation after police say he posed as a cop to rape a woman near Aurora Avenue North.
Michael Seville Lewis remains in King County Jail on $500,000 bail and is expected to enter a plea July 11.
Investigators say Lewis approached the 26-year-old [...]
GOSHEN, N.Y. – A convicted sex offender who picked up an aspiring dancer from Texas at a New York City nightclub three years ago has admitted killing her.
Michael Mele pleaded guilty to manslaughter and evidence tampering in the killing of 25-year-old Laura Garza.
The plea came Monday just before the start of his murder trial [...]
KILLEEN (September 14, 2011)–Fort Hood soldier Bradric Givante Dwarren Fransaw, who’s suspected in a series of rapes in apartment complex laundry rooms in Killeen and Copperas Cove in 2010, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in state district court in Belton to one charge stemming from the assaults.
A jury sentenced him to life in prison.
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PARIS, Maine — A man charged with beating, head-butting and throwing a machete at a woman and nearly killing a cat had his bail set at $5,000 cash or a $50,000 bond at a bail hearing Friday in 11th District Court.
Michael G. Cloutier, 40, of Jackson Crossing Road in Paris is charged with assault, domestic [...]
MURFREESBORO, TENN. — A Murfreesboro man pleaded guilty Monday to beating his elderly mother to death with a baseball bat and will now serve 30 years in prison.
Roger Van Blarcom was scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder today in connection with the October 2009 beating death of 81-year-old Loraine Van Blarcom.
Instead he pleaded guilty [...]
INDIANAPOLIS, ILL – Two central Indiana cases in which men are accused of setting women on fire underscore what experts say is a disturbing trend in which incidents of domestic violence are becoming more vicious.
An Indianapolis man is charged with the attempted murder of a woman who was set ablaze earlier this month, and another [...]
MANTECA, Calif. — A California man facing attempted murder charges for allegedly speeding 35 miles with his wife clinging to a windshield wiper blade on his minivan says he’s guilty, but a judge is refusing to accept the plea.
During a court appearance Thursday, Christopher Carroll admitted guilt, but the Contra Costa Times reports that San [...]
KANSAS CITY, KAN —
Prosecutors in Wyandotte County amended rape charges to attempted rape to make sure that the man accused of the attack in a Wal-Mart parking lot will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Wesley Watson, 55, was out on parole for a 1980 rape and sodomy conviction when prosecutors say he forced [...]
BOZEMAN – A second man accused of raping 14-year-old girl at a Bozeman home while she was intoxicated has pleaded guilty.
Shane Joseph Romero appeared before District Judge Holly Brown on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to rape and unlawful transaction with a minor for giving the girl alcohol. The 21-year-old faces up to 100 years in [...]
Barron County, WI – Disorderly conduct, with a domestic abuse modifier, was charged Jan. 25 against a Cumberland man after he allegedly kicked his 9-month-old girl during a fight with his girlfriend.
Kyle W. Horstman, 22, posted his $150 cash bond last week, and a March 9 plea hearing has been scheduled before Judge Jim Babbitt.