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Authorities: Suspect in Bush'' s doctor ' s death killed himself

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018|9:33 a.m.

HOUSTON– Houston’s authorities chief says a man implicated of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors eliminated himself when challenged by authorities.

Chief Art Acevedo stated Friday that 62-year-old Joseph James Pappas passed away from a single self-inflicted shot to the head during a fight with cops.

Acevedo reported that Pappas had body armor on throughout the conflict.

Cops declare Pappas shot Dr. Mark Hausknecht on July 20 while the cardiologist rode his bike to work at Houston Methodist Healthcare Facility.

Acevedo has actually said Pappas may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the physician’s operating room more than Twenty Years ago, in April 1997.

Authorities had actually previously explained Pappas as armed, unsafe and potentially suicidal.

Constable: Pahrump teens admit to stabbing, bludgeoning mom to death

PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) –

The Nye County Constable’s Office on Wednesday revealed the arrests of 2 teens in the murder of their mom.

Sgt. Adam Tippetts said the department responded after the female was reported missing out on from her home at 6381 Wedgewood Street in Pahrump on Monday.

Inning accordance with an arrest report, a male from Idaho called the office to ask about a well-being check done the week prior on Dawn Liebig, 46. He informed Investigator Gibbs he didn’t trust the kids living at the house, but the deputy who responded stated it was possible she remained in Las Vegas.

Deputy Armendariz followed up and said in his report that her mobile phone was at the home, then he opened a missing person report on Liebig. It was unclear if he talked to either of the suspects during that go to.

Gibbs then got in touch with a guy who was not recognized. The male informed him the kids, determined as Dakota Saldivar and Michael Wilson, had various stories about Liebig’s disappearance. He told Gibbs that Liebig had several disabilities and he thought her to be dead “due to the type of family she remains in,” the report said.

Investigators Gibbs, Cox and Parra went to the home of talk to both teens, however the 17-year-olds rejected knowing exactly what happened to Liebig. After additional interviews and a search of the teens’ phones, deputies stated their stories were irregular.

When Wilson was confronted with a text that stated “my mother died,” he admitted to officers, saying he and Saldivar had stabbed their mother to death and buried her body in a 2 foot deep grave. Wilson informed detectives she inquired to eliminate her, according to the report.

Wilson, who stated he was adopted by Liebig and had dealt with her for 5 years, then led investigators to Liebig’s shallow tomb and the murder weapons buried nearby.

It was unidentified if Saldivar was also adopted. The 2 have an older sibling, Michael Liebig, who was reportedly in jail at the time of the siblings’ arrest.

In a follow-up interview with Saldivar, he stated they chose July 19 to murder their mom because “they couldn’t take her grumbling.”

Investigators on Tuesday discovered Liebig had not been active on Facebook since July 19.

“im [sic] a mother that hope she did okay.i [sic] desire my kids to become the men i [sic] hoped for.i [sic] live for them,” the bio on that Facebook page reads.

That night, they waited on her to sleep, preparing to stab her jugular vein so she would pass away quickly, according to authorities records. Wilson stabbed her neck and she apparently cried out, “No!” Saldivar then struck her with a hammer 20 times in the head, inning accordance with declarations in the report.

Saldivar informed detectives their mother was crying out for them both to help, not understanding it was her kids who were attacking her.

The attack lasted 25 minutes and the 2 stopped just when the hammer went through their mother’s skull, the kid said. He then stabbed her in the back of the neck with a penknife, then took her to the mountains to bury her, the report kept in mind.

In authorities interviews, the boys said they had to care for her animals. At the house, deputies found 20 felines, some malnourished.

Saldivar and Wilson were both detained for open murder, conspiracy to dedicate murder and domestic battery with a deadly weapon.

They were taken to Nye County Detention Center and were processed as adults, Tippetts said.

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Death Valley temperature level anticipated to strike 124

Tuesday, July 24, 2018|11:36 a.m.

. The National Weather Service states a high temperature of 124 degrees (51 Celsius) is anticipated for California’s Death Valley which the temperature could hit 126 (52.22 Celsius) p.m. Thursday.

The temperatures are the greatest forecast amid a heat wave that stretched across the United States Southwest on Tuesday.

Much of Arizona and parts of California, Arizona and Utah are under an excessive heat watch in a week forecasters say could be the year’s hottest.

Phoenix is amongst the most popular urban locations in the Southwest, with highs that strike 100 (38 Celsius) by midmorning and anticipated to reach 114 (45.5 Celsius) in the afternoon.

Cops: Woman stabs male to death while driving near Sahara and I-15

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180″/ > LAS VEGAS( FOX5)- A female stabbed a man while he was driving on Highland Drive near Sahara Avenue Friday night, inning accordance with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

The guy was pronounced dead at University Medical Center, cops stated. The woman was jailed in the domestic-related murder case.

Officers were first called to the scene at 7:16 p.m.

. The victim and suspect were not identified Friday night.

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Authorities: Man assaulted policemans with rock, then shot him to death

(Meredith/AP)– A guy implicated of fatally shooting a Massachusetts policeman with the officer’s own weapon and an innocent spectator is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on murder charges.

Emanuel Lopes, 20, will either be arraigned at his health center bedside or in court in connection with the deaths of Weymouth officer Michael Chesna, a six-year veteran of the force, and an unknown female, who was struck by stray bullets in a neighboring home. It was not immediately clear if Lopes had an attorney who might comment on the charges.

Weymouth authorities were responding to a report of a person driving erratically Sunday early morning when they found a crashed BMW, said Norfolk District Lawyer Michael Morrissey.

Chesna was attempting to find the driver of the automobile, Morrissey said when he spotted Lopes presumably vandalizing a house. That’s when Lopes struck Chesna in the head with a rock. Chesna was up to the ground, and Lopes took the officer’s gun and repeatedly shot him in the head and chest, Morrissey stated.

Another officer who had arrived at the scene shot Lopes in the leg. Lopes then ran away and fired shots into a nearby home, eliminating a lady inside, Morrissey stated. Her name was not right away launched.

“This is a dreadful day for Weymouth and for Massachusetts. Our hearts are quite with the surviving households of these victims,” Morrissey said.

Weymouth Authorities Chief Richard Grimes described Chesna as a 42-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who leaves a wife and two children. Chesna was from Weymouth and graduated in 1994 from Weymouth High School.

“I worked with Mike Chesna 6 years ago tomorrow,” Grimes stated.

Grimes stated he had actually spoken with Chesna’s mom and she told him that her son joined the military “to unlock to get in this job.”

“He always had a kind word and an excellent attitude … we very much valued his service to the Weymouth Police Department,” stated Grimes.

Chesna’s body was carried from the hospital to the state medical examiner’s office in Boston. Lots of law enforcement officer saluted the lorry bring his body as it passed by.

Weymouth is located around 16 miles south of Boston on what is known as the South Coast.

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District attorneys look for death sentence for moms and dads accuseded of killing 3-year-old child

These booking photos provided by Weber County Sheriff's Office, Brenda Emile, left, and Miller Costello.
These booking photos supplied by Weber County Sheriff’s Office, Brenda Emile, left, and Miller Costello. (Meredith/AP)– District attorneys will look for the death sentence versus a Utah couple implicated of teasing their malnourished 3-year-old child

with food before she died. The state filed the notification Tuesday when it comes to 25-year-old Miller Costello and 23-year-old Brenda Emile.

The Ogden couple is accused of recording mobile phone videos of themselves ridiculing Angelina Costello as her condition intensified prior to her July 2017 death.

[Related: District attorneys: Parents ridiculed daughter with food, covered injuries with makeup]

Both have pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges.

Emile’s lawyer Martin Gravis has also argued there was no conclusive proof to recommend she triggered the woman’s death. A judge, however, disagreed and indicated an allegation that Emile used makeup to hide the woman’s burns, swellings and cuts.

If the couple is convicted, district attorneys would promote capital punishment in a separate sentencing hearing.

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Mom is up to her death while getting away enemy who eliminated other half, 4-year-old child

(Meredith)– A U.S. mother fell under a ravine after she tried to escape a shepherd who fatally shot her spouse and 4-year-old son in the nation of Georgia, authorities stated.

Ryan Smith and his wife, Lora, had actually been residing in the Republic of Georgia for over Ten Years, working to revive the standard carpet weaving market.

The Interior Ministry of Georgia stated in a statement on Monday that a 20-year-old shepherd killed Smith and his toddler son, Caleb, on July 4– but authorities did not discover their bodies up until days later on.

Police started searching for the Smiths last Friday at Khada Gorge, in the Dusheti area of Georgia, after a buddy reported them missing. There, private investigators discovered the family’s automobile and their individual belongings.

Within hours cops recuperated Lora’s body from the edge of a waterfall. The next day, they found Smith’s remains.

The 20-year-old suspect admitted to shooting Smith and Caleb with a searching rifle then hiding the young boy’s body “in an avalanche,” inning accordance with authorities. The mom died after falling under the ravine while attempting to get away.

Authorities arrested the suspect, whose name has actually not been launched, and charged him with premeditated murder. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

Authorities believe the murder came from a long-standing conflict in between the shepherd and Smith, but authorities did not supply more info.

According to his Facebook page, Smith was from San Diego and transferred to Georgia in 2011, where he founded reWoven, a business that creates traditional handcrafted woven carpets.

His wife Lora, who he ‘d wed in 2005, taught English through a Georgian federal government program. They both had dual citizenship in Georgia and the U.S.

The Associated Press added to this story.

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Mom'' s sweetheart jailed in death of 10-year-old boy who complained about abuse

(Meredith/AP)– The boyfriend of a Southern California woman whose 10-year-old child died last week under suspicious scenarios– which followed a dozen referrals of presumed kid abuse to kid welfare authorities over several years– was detained Wednesday on suspicion of murder, Los Angeles County constable’s officials said.

Kareem Leiva, 32, was detained in the death of Anthony Avalos after an interview with sheriff’s investigators on Wednesday. The arrest came a day after county kid well-being authorities exposed that the boy had actually formerly reported being beaten, secured and not fed.

Constable’s deputies were called to a home in Lancaster, in the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles, on June 20 after Anthony’s mom called 911 to report that he had actually fallen down the stairs. Deputies found him unresponsive in the house and he died at a healthcare facility the next day.

Homicide investigators considered Anthony’s death “suspicious” and the Los Angeles County Department of Kid and Household Providers said that there were indications of “physical abuse, including signs of being severely beaten, in addition to malnourishment.”

Brandon Nichols, deputy director of the Los Angeles County Department of Kid and Households, revealed in an interview on Monday that Anthony “stated he liked young boys,” which prompted speculation that his sexuality might have played a role in his death, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Bergner said homophobia has not turn up as a motive in the investigation.

The boy’s mother, Heather Barron, and Leiva– her sweetheart and the daddy of a few of her other children– were both questioned by homicide detectives and Leiva was detained Wednesday afternoon. The young boy’s mother has actually not been detained and isn’t really dealing with any criminal charges.

“During the course of their interview, suspect Leiva made declarations that led detectives to jail him,” Los Angeles County Constable Jim McDonnell stated. He decreased to elaborate.

McDonnell said the level of the boy’s injuries was “grossly overemphasized” by kid well-being officials and informed press reporters that detectives did not find cigarette burns on Anthony’s body. He decreased to provide particular information of the young boy’s injuries up until an autopsy is completed.

After Anthony’s death, kid well-being authorities eliminated eight other kids– in between 11 months and 12 years old– from the home. They are being taken care of by county child well-being workers, officials said.

Sheriff’s deputies had actually responded to the kid’s home several times over the last couple of years– most recently in April 2016– and there were a variety of suspected kid abuse recommendations, however no arrests were ever made, the McDonnell said.

Private investigators are reviewing each of those cases to determine whether appropriate protocol was followed, he stated.

Kid welfare officials said Anthony had been gotten rid of from his home for numerous months when a few of the reports of abuse were validated. He was returned after family members got in-home therapy, the firm stated.

The firm said it validated 2 accusations including sexual abuse when Anthony was 4 but the case was closed when it was figured out that his mother was effectively looking after him.

The last recommendation regarding Anthony was in April 2016 alleging general overlook. He was spoken with, and the accusations were deemed unproven or inconclusive, officials said.

Throughout the interview on Wednesday, detectives saw that Leiva had a previous injury– a laceration on his chest they believe was self-inflicted– and needed medical attention. He remained hospitalized Wednesday evening and is expected to be held on $2 million bail as soon as he’s clinically cleared, the sheriff stated.

It wasn’t instantly clear if Leiva had a lawyer who might comment on his behalf.

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Police: Suspect in death of woman at Las Vegas home declined lie detector test

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Demetrick Roberson Soon after discovering the victim’s body inside her home, detectives started piecing together a profile of a possible suspect, a male just known to them as “D,” an “ex-cop,” who drove great cars and trucks, and who was having an affair with the lady.

On Monday, 11 days after Patricia Jones was discovered shot in the head, and left lying face up with her skirt pulled up, in the 5800 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard, police had “D” in handcuffs, inning accordance with an arrest report.

While denying involvement in the killing, Demetrick Roberson, 42, revealed no emotion that the lady he had actually been seeing had been slain, cops stated.

However by this time, cops had gathered evidence that recommended the opposite. She told numerous people the night of the slaying that she was seeing “D,” and his phone pinged him near her home at the very same time a witness reported arguing followed by a gunshot, according to the report.

Roberson chose not to take a lie detector test, cops said. He is being held without bond at the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder with a lethal weapon, jail logs reveal.

After the crime scene was discovered June 7, investigators learned that Jones had actually just recently started seeing Roberson, a married man, who ‘d been irritated about a week earlier that she published an image of them on Facebook, kissing, according to the report.

Jones informed multiple individuals that she would be seeing Roberson the night of her death, which is as much as he admitted in an interview with investigators, police said.

“My boyfriend is nearly here. I will catch up with you tomorrow,” Jones composed in a text.

Cops later on discovered that Roberson was an armed security personnel who worked for a private company.

He likewise was an ex-military policeman who had been court-martialed and founded guilty on larceny of munitions, authorities stated. His security job weapon, authorities think, could be the weapon utilized to eliminate Jones, according to the report.

Prior to refusing to take a polygraph test, Roberson told investigators he “did not eliminate Patricia Jones, however he could not show he did not eliminate her,” inning accordance with the report.

Report: Teen believes informed authorities death of Henderson 17-year-old was unintentional

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Video from the scene of the shooting death of a 17-year-old in Henderson appeared to show the suspects cleansing and damaging proof after the kid died, authorities said.

Jaiden Caruso, 16, and Kody Harlan, 17, were jailed and charged as grownups in connection with the shooting death of Matthew Minkler on Friday, Officer Scott Williams of Henderson Cops stated. Both boys were transferred to Clark County Detention Center.

Wednesday night, police jailed a third juvenile connected to the occurrence. The teen’s name was not launched.

Caruso faced one charge of murder with a deadly weapon and Harlan faced charges of accessory to murder after the reality and damaging proof.

Minkler died of a gunshot injury to the head, inning accordance with the coroner, and was discovered in a deserted home.

[. RELATED: Henderson crash Friday night including juveniles results in murder arrest]

Officials were led to Minkler’s place after numerous teenagers were found by cops driving recklessly Friday night in a Mercedes sedan. Cops stated the sedan then crashed into another cars and truck.

The teenagers fled on foot before being apprehended quickly, according to Henderson cops. The Mercedes was later identified to be taken.

According to a police report, Caruso and Harlan, who were in the lorry, initially told cops one of the teenagers brought the gun to your home, then initiated a game of “Russian live roulette.” The video game involves one bullet packed into a revolver, then the chamber is spun and players take turns firing the gun at themselves till a shot is fired.

Minkler’s family said they do not think the suspects were telling the fact.

“He was just an adorable handsome boy, never hurt anybody,” Minkler’s daddy Steve said.

Steve Minkler described his boy as a kid who loved football, basketball and playing Xbox, not the type of teenager who would get caught up in the deadly game.

“There’s proof that suggests there’s more to the story than that,” Williams stated. “That’s why we’re putting a message out for witnesses to come forward.”

Through the investigation, cops stated they found videos on the teens’ phones from the day of the shooting. The very first video, recorded at 12:59 p.m., showed among the 2 suspects inside the house at 2736 Cool Lilac Opportunity, holding the gun.

In another video, tape-recorded at 2:44 p.m., among the suspects talks to the camera stating, “Bro, I just caught a body,” slang for having eliminated somebody, according to police. The individual recording the video then strolls to the kitchen area floor where Minkler is seen “actively bleeding.”

In text at the exact same duration, Caruso tells a pal “he captured a body,” authorities stated, then followed up saying he “popped him on accident.”

A video taped six minutes later showed Minkler’s body had been moved. Inning accordance with the authorities report, another voice asks if they are going to leave the body there and among the suspects is seen cleaning off blood.

Police said neither Caruso nor Harlan called 911 or attempted to render help to Minkler.

Minkler’s body was discovered by authorities in a downstairs closet. On the door, “in exactly what can just be referred to as an abhorrent action after the fact,” cops said, someone spray painted “F *** Matt” on the closet door. In another interview with Caruso, he rejected being the shooter, then when revealed the videos from his cellphone, he “completely broke down and admitted his involvement,” declaring it was an accident. It was unclear if the teens were still playing the game.

“I believe, we all think, it was premeditated,” Minkler’s father said. “They were taking him there to kill him in the first place.”

Caruso associated the shooting to being high up on the drug Xanax, authorities said in the arrest report.

The suspect also told cops they took Minkler’s wallet after he was shot and utilized $300 from it to buy shoes and drugs later on that day.

Investigators recuperated the wallet and a Ruger.357 revolver from the stolen lorry, concealed under a front seat.

“This discovery was likewise essential due to the fact that although [suspect] claimed to have actually gone back to the scene because ‘he didn’t feel right just leaving his buddy,’ that they took his wallet speaks otherwise,” authorities stated.

Numerous other teens were present at the time of the shooting, authorities said, however they have actually not been located or recognized.

“That’s disconcerting for us,” Williams said. “If juveniles saw this murder and no one has stepped forward or talked with their moms and dads about it, that’s concerning. That’s a distressing event for a juvenile to see, for anyone to see.”

Henderson authorities said this was the fourth homicide to have actually taken place in 2018.

Minkler’s household said they were making plans for a vigil and will accept public gos to at his funeral service at Davis Funeral Residences and Memorial Park on June 30 from 11 a.m. to twelve noon.

The household likewise has a GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/5nrah3c

Anybody with information linked to this case is advised to please call the Henderson Authorities Department at 702-267-4911, 311, or, to stay anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or see Criminal offense Stoppers website.

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