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KSP Trooper Applications Rise After Recruitment Policy Changes

It’s been almost a year since the badly decomposed remains of a woman were found in Hart County. The body was beyond recognition, but now Kentucky State Police are teaming up with the National Missing Unidentified Persons System to put a face, and hopefully a name, to the woman.

Last June 25, a truck driver jogging near Waterloo Road in Hart County noticed what appeared to be a dead body. Troopers called to the scene confirmed they were human remains but an identification was impossible.

All they had to go on was it was a female between 24 and 47 years old, wearing a necklace with the letter “S” emblem on it, a gray stud earring with a pink stone, a medium sized “Southern Comfort” t-shirt, red underwear and white Wilson sneakers with green laces. She was entered into NamUs just four days later as UP 13979.

The Hart County Coroner and

Read more at: http://wkyufm.org/post/ksp-trooper-applications-rise-after-recruitment-policy-changes

Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey will stay in jail after appeal fails

Brendan Dassey, the man who was jailed as a teenager after, he claims, being coerced into giving a confession, has lost his latest appeal for freedom.

Dassey came to fame with his uncle, Steven Avery, after both were the subject of gripping real crime Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, released in late 2015. 

On Friday, the Chicago federal appeals court overturned a ruling that could have seen Dassey freed from his life sentence.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/2017/12/11/making-murderers-brendan-dassey-will-stay-jail-appeal-fails/

California man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death

A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction.

Zavion Johnson, 34, walked out of the Sacramento County jail, where he was being held while his court case was heard. He had been serving a sentence of 25 years to life at a state prison in Vacaville.

Johnson was “both loving and trying to adjust to freedom,” said his attorney, Paige Kaneb with the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2001 death of his daughter, Nadia.

At trial, more than a dozen witnesses described him as a gentle and caring father.

Johnson testified that he accidentally dropped the 4-month-old in the bathtub while rinsing her off in the shower. She hit her head and later

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/california-man-freed-15-years-shaken-baby-death-51693308

Farmington man faces child porn charges after months-long investigation

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man faces three felony child porn charges in Aztec Magistrate Court after a lengthy and multi-agency investigation.

Thomas E. Lucero, 32, of Farmington has been charged with one second-degree felony of manufacturing child porn, one third-degree felony of distribution of child porn and one fourth-degree felony of possession of child porn, according to court records. There is a warrant out for his arrest, and his attorney, Steven H. Murphy, filed an entry of appearance on his behalf on

Read more at: http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/09/farmington-man-faces-child-porn-charges-after-months-long-investigation-fpd-fbi/934796001/

Farmington man faces child porn charges after months-long investigation by FPD, FBI

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man faces three felony child porn charges in Aztec Magistrate Court after a lengthy and multi-agency investigation.
 
Thomas E. Lucero, 32, of Farmington has been charged with one second-degree felony of manufacturing child porn, one third-degree felony of distribution of child porn and one fourth-degree felony of possession of child porn, according to court records. There is a warrant out for his arrest, and his attorney, Steven H. Murphy, filed an entry of appearance on his behalf on

Read more at: http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/09/farmington-man-faces-child-porn-charges-after-months-long-investigation-fpd-fbi/934796001/

Detroit man freed after 41 years sues for $168M over 1975 murder conviction

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LaDura Watkins and his attorney, Wolfgang Mueller, talk about his wrongful murder conviction that lost him 42 years of his live in prison.

A man who spent more than four decades in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit has filed a $168-million lawsuit against police and a prosecutor who worked the case in the 1970s, as well as the city of Detroit.

In a 39-page lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday, LaDura Watkins, 62, alleges authorities framed him for the 1975 murder of school teacher Yvette Ingram. In June, Watkins was

Read more at: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2017/12/07/wrongful-murder-conviction-lawsuit-ladura-watkins-yvette-ingram/932431001/

Homicides in East Baton Rouge reach all-time high after woman …

With the death Thursday of a woman who was shot earlier this week by her boyfriend, the number of killings in East Baton Rouge Parish hit a record number, according to the FBI’s crime statistics and records maintained by The Advocate.

Authorities identified the victim as 34-year-old LaQuetra Pidgeon.

Police have said that Pidgeon was shot by her boyfriend, 29-year-old Daniel Johnson, who then shot and killed himself. Johnson died in Pidegon’s Banyan Trace Drive home and Pidgeon died in a hospital two days later.

Her death marks a record high of 97 homicides in one year for East Baton Rouge Parish with about three weeks still remaining before the end of 2017, according to records maintained by The Advocate. 

The previous record for the most intentional and unjustified killings in the parish was 96 in 2007, according to the FBI’s uniform crime report statistics.


Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_f548d806-cef3-11e7-ace1-8fec97140d6a.html

Homicides in East Baton Rouge reach all-time high after woman dies days after shoting

With the death Thursday of a woman who was shot earlier this week by her boyfriend, the number of killings in East Baton Rouge Parish hit a record number, according to the FBI’s crime statistics and records maintained by The Advocate.

Authorities identified the victim as 34-year-old LaQuetra Pidgeon.

Police have said that Pidgeon was shot by her boyfriend, 29-year-old Daniel Johnson, who then shot and killed himself. Johnson died in Pidegon’s Banyan Trace Drive home and Pidgeon died in a hospital two days later.

Her death marks a record high of 97 homicides in one year for East Baton Rouge Parish with about three weeks still remaining before the end of 2017, according to records maintained by The Advocate. 

The previous record for the most intentional and unjustified killings in the parish was 96 in 2007, according to the FBI’s uniform crime report statistics.


Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_f548d806-cef3-11e7-ace1-8fec97140d6a.html

Girl, 14, found safe after being reported missing on South Side – Chicago Sun

A 14-year-old girl reported missing earlier this week after she was last seen in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side has been found, police said.

Talia Moore was last seen about 10 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of West 91st Street, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Police said Moore was located and safe Wednesday evening, but did not provide additional information.

Read more at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/missing-14-year-old-girl-last-seen-in-princeton-park-neighborhood/

Lafayette man arrested after tip from National Center for Missing …


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