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Father charged with killing man who attempted to follow daughter into bathroom stall

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A Phoenix dad is in prison after authorities state he killed a man who aimed to get in a restroom stall with his child.

Melvin Harris, 40, is now dealing with a second-degree murder charge for that

man’s death. His fiancee, Diana Jackson, says he was just protecting their daughter.

“I’m not mad at him. I do not seem like he did anything incorrect. I like him. He did exactly what he was supposed to do for our kid. You can not inform someone they’re incorrect for protecting their kids,” said Jackson.

Previously this month she says Harris was getting their 16-year-old daughter and two of her pals, who had actually all just gotten off work.

They asked to stop at the QuikTrip convenience store for a soda and a restroom break. That’s when Harris’ daughter says a male, whom cops have identified as Leon Leevon Armstrong, came intruding, shaking the stall door aiming to get to the teenager.

Court files state Harris and his daughter informed staff members. He likewise informed the hired security guard to “look after the situation, or he would do it himself.”

“If you know there’s a recognized problem, why not repair it prior to it got that far?” asked Jackson.

As they were repeling, Harris found Armstrong again, and went out to challenge him.

Witnesses informed police Harris hit, stomped, and kicked the male repeatedly.

Harris admitted to police that he punched the victim in the face, but states Armstrong swung at him first.

Armstrong later passed away at the medical facility. The cops report states he suffered brain swelling, a nasal fracture and loss of oxygen.

“I would have done the very same thing. I do not feel bad at all for his actions. I feel bad that the guy ended up dying in the process. I do,” said Jackson.

Harris is now charged with second-degree murder. And Jackson left questioning when she’ll see her future husband again.

“And now he’s a criminal for protecting his kid? That’s unfair. It’s not,” she stated.

Harris is being hung on a $100,000 bond.

Armstrong has his own criminal history of shoplifting, trespassing, and blocking cops.

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Medical professional charged with sexually abusing more than 25 kids

(AP)– A pediatrician jailed in January on charges he molested a 12-year-old girl in his workplace was implicated Monday of sexually abusing more than 25 other patients over the past several years, in some instances as their unaware moms and dads remained in the same room.

Dr. Johnnie Wilson “Jack” Barto, 70, used his position at a pediatric practice in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, “to feed his own, sick sexual desires,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Monday in revealing the brand-new charges.

His arrest at the beginning of the year set off a torrent of problems from former patients along with parents of clients, authorities said.

Police said he molested both ladies and kids, though the majority of the alleged victims were girls. The charging documents said Barto utilized his bare fingers to digitally penetrate women and fondle the genital areas of boys.

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat has actually reported that in 1998, Barto was implicated of sexually molesting two ladies during office gos to. He was never charged criminally and denied the accusations. Two years later the Board of Medication determined he might keep his license, ruling the accusations lacked proof.

A lady confronted Barto in 2017 after the physician made her wait outside the room while he examined her boy’s genitals, although the 12-year-old was only struggling with the flu, cops said. The female returned to see the medical professional fondling her son, police said, so she “instantly faced” Barto, who walked away without providing any explanation.

A lady of about 16 told her mom, herself a doctor, that Barto had actually inappropriately touched her during an exam in 1997, cops said. When the mother-physician challenged Barto in the existence of the workplace supervisor, he “promised he would never ever examine a female client once again,” authorities wrote.

The attorney general’s office submitted 69 additional counts against Barto, whose license has actually been suspended given that January.

Bail on the brand-new charges, that included indecent attack, intensified indecent attack and kid endangerment, was set at $1 million and a hearing was arranged for Aug. 10.

He was already in prison when the brand-new charges were announced, having been accused following his January arrest with also fondling two female relatives when they were girls.

Phone messages left for the defense attorney noted for him in online criminal records were not returned.

The chief law officer stated Barto “breached every tenet of his oath as a doctor and as a good human– breaching the trust of his victims, their moms and dads and of the whole neighborhood.”

The medical professional was accuseded of involuntary deviate sexual relations involving the treatment of a lady, about age 12, in the mid-1990s. The girl had actually come in for treatment of an ear infection. She informed private investigators he fondled her and never ever examined her contaminated ear.

In at least 2 cases, police said, Barto’s body obstructed the moms’ consider as he molested their daughters.

The mother of two alleged victims, a 10-year-old lady and her 11-year-old brother, grumbled to the household’s routine pediatrician after Barto reached inside both kids’s underwear “and started feeling around each of their genital areas,” police composed.

The family’s regular pediatrician, who worked in the exact same practice as Barto, informed the mom that Barto “has an ‘odd bedside way’and she thought he perhaps struggles with Asperger’s disease,” police said in the arrest affidavit.

Las Vegas woman charged in fatal stabbing of partner

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

A guy who was discovered stabbed in a home in the west Las Vegas Valley last month passed away days later on, authorities said. His girlfriend deals with a murder charge.

Rhodecia Jones, 24, called police on Might 26 to report her boyfriend of 5 years, Mario Scanga, had been stabbed in the chest. Authorities stated she was “hysterical” on the phone that he was not awake.

Police arrived a little after 9:30 p.m. that night to find her and her two children in front of her house on the 5000 block of Eldora Avenue, near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. Officers kicked in her door and found Scanga, 32, unresponsive on the kitchen floor with a rag to the injury on his chest.

Officers administered help prior to paramedics transferred him to UMC Injury where he underwent surgical treatment, authorities stated.

Physicians at the health center informed authorities it looked like though whoever had actually stabbed the victim did it deliberately, mentioning the knife had gone through cartilage, his heart and diaphragm into his liver. Scanga passed away of his injuries on June 4.

Jones told officers at the scene she was house alone when Scanga appeared with a knife in his chest. A neighbor told cops they saw another guy inside the apartment or condo with them that night, then heard Jones banging on the door and yelling with Scanga.

The HOA president, who wasn’t determined, informed authorities the couple was continuously combating and Jones would in some cases leave through a back window.

In another interview with police, Jones said after the victim was stabbed, he kept referencing someone called “Tweety,” who she stated she knew as a gang member, according to authorities records.

Authorities gathered the knife as evidence, stating it matched other knives in the kitchen area. A black shirt covered in blood was also recuperated, and cops said blood was only found there and on the door action of the couple’s apartment.

Jones was nabbed by officers, according to authorities. She admitted she had good friends over, which prompted the battle in between her and her sweetheart. In the cooking area, she stated he got her arms and shook her while she was holding the knife. Jones said she inadvertently stabbed Scanga, then got the kids and left the apartment or condo before calling 911, telling authorities she was frightened.

Jones was at first accuseded of attempted murder and battery, then was rebooked for murder with a lethal weapon. She was anticipated to appear in court on Tuesday.

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Police: Boyfriend charged after woman '' toppled ' down stairs to her death in northeast valley

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Authorities detained a male for the murder of a female who “tumbled down the stairs” at a prolonged stay motel near Craig Road and Nellis Boulevard, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Dion Stanley, 24, deals with an open murder charge for the death of Kimberly Johnson, likewise 24, authorities and the Clark County Coroner’s office stated. Johnson died from blunt force head trauma and her “way of death” was homicide, the coroner stated.

On July 13, at about 3:00 a.m., cops reacted to the 5200 block of East Craig Road to respond to a “domestic disruption.”

Officers discovered Johnson injured and took Stanley into custody. Johnson was taken to UMC Injury where she later passed away, cops stated. Stanley and Johnson were dating. cops stated.

The valley lady’s household stated they feel robbed after she was found by a neighbor bleeding from her head at the bottom of a staircase.

Next-door neighbors said they heard exactly what sounded like fumbling and constant yelling in the middle of the night just before Johnson was discovered on the ground.

“I heard shrieking, ‘Somebody call the police officers, he’s going to eliminate me,'” Emma Graham said, who called 911 after finding Johnson. “I heard her bang against the railing upstairs and I heard a huge thud.”

Inning accordance with cops, a confrontation happened in between Johnson and Stanley. Throughout the incident, authorities said Johnson went toppling down a set of stairs. As a result of the examination, Stanley was booked on a murder charge. Graham remained in the Siegel Suites weekly leasing simply below Johnson, and she stated it’s not the very first time cops had actually been at her upstairs next-door neighbor’s door.

Johnson’s sis said the justice system failed her.

“They has multiple circumstances of dealing with them,” explained Krista Baker and Kiara Johnson, Kimberly Johnson’s siblings. “Everybody failed her, we failed her, the community failed her, no one stood up for her. If someone had stood up for her none of this would’ve ever happened.”

Johnson’s siblings stated she kept telling Stanley she didn’t wish to be with him, but he refused to leave.

They likewise said she had actually been shouting for assistance for 2 hours before the event happened.

“My sis was robbed,” Baker said. “She was just 24 years old. She was trying her finest to be a great mommy to her kids, to make it through.”

Inning Accordance With Kimberly Johnson’s sibling Kiara, Kimberly’s kids were in Stockton, California for the summer season with their father. They were expected to come back for the start of the school year, but she stated now they don’t have a mother to come home to.

Kiara stated, “We feel robbed.”

Stanley was held without bond at the Clark County Detention Center.

Anyone with any information about the case was urged to calling the LVMPD Murder Section at 702-828-3521 or by emailing [email protected]

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Female charged with attempted murder after 91-year-old beaten with brick

(Meredith/CNN)– A woman accused of attacking a 91-year-old Mexican guy with a concrete brick has been accuseded of tried murder.

Laquisha Jones, 30, was arraigned Thursday at the Los Angeles County Superior Court and supported her legal representative, away from TELEVISION cams. She was also charged with senior abuse, infliction of injury.

Jones got in an innocent plea, reported CNN affiliate KCAL. She was apprehended Tuesday on suspicion of beating Rodolfo Rodriguez, 91, on July 4.

Rodriguez said he had been walking to a park when he passed a female and a lady. The lady attacked him without cautioning, hitting him with a concrete brick and employing a group of men to beat him, he said.

“I didn’t even bump into her kid,” Rodriguez told CNN. “I simply passed her and she pushed me and she struck me until she was done.”

He suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and many swellings, his household stated. Rodriguez is recovering at his family members’ Willowbrook house south of Los Angeles.

Misbel Borjas was driving by when she saw the woman striking Rodriguez repeatedly in the head with a concrete brick, she said.

“I heard her saying, go back to your country, return to Mexico,” she told CNN by phone. “When I aimed to video her with my cellular phone, she tossed that same cinder block, tried to strike my vehicle.”

The Los Angeles County Constable’s Department said in a declaration Wednesday that “detectives have found that this is not a hate-related incident.”

Senior victim: ‘Might God forgive her’

The felony complaint alleges that “the defendant personally utilized a fatal and dangerous weapon, a brick, during the commission of the criminal activity and that she committed excellent physical injury upon the victim,” according to the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace.

District attorneys asked that Jones’ bail be set at $1.125 million. She was formerly convicted of making criminal hazards in 2017, inning accordance with the LA County District Lawyer’s Office, and had actually been on probation, court record programs.

If founded guilty, Jones deals with a maximum possible sentence of 29 years in state jail.

Rodriguez has said that he doesn’t feel bitter the woman who attacked him. He t old CNN affiliate KABC:” May God forgive her for exactly what she did to me.”

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Convicted sex transgressor charged again with possession of child pornography

Joshua Glen Box (Washing County Sheriff's Office)
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a convicted sex offender was jailed again for supposedly having kid pornography. Joshua Glen Box, 35, of Fayetteville, was prosecuted by a federal grand jury on June 5 for getting and having product involving the” sexual exploitation of a minor, with the victim being below 12,” < a href=" http://5newsonline.com/2018/06/13/fayetteville-man-arrested-on-federal-child-porn-charges/" target

=” _ blank” > KFSM reported. He was scheduled into the Washington County Jail on June 7 , according to court records. The Washington County Sheriff’s Workplace just recently published a notification on its Facebook page warning that Box, a Level 2 sex offender, had transferred to area. He was not desired for any criminal offenses at the time.

In 2015, Box was convicted of having countless images and videos of minors nude or interesting in raunchy activity, according to the constable’s workplace.

Box < a href=" http://5newsonline.com/2015/04/20/springdale-man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-child-pornography-possession/" target=” _ blank” > supposedly admitted to officers that he had actually been downloading child porn since he was 15 years old.

Cops have not yet exposed exactly what led to his facial injuries.

Info from KFSM( 5newsonline. com) contributed to this story.

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Chauffeur charged after juvenile eliminated in crash on 95 near Kyle Canyon Roadway

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Cops said the chauffeur of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Nina Gateley, 19, was heading south on Sky Pointe when the vehicle repelled the paved road.

Gateley guided the car back onto the street where it overturned. Of 5 people inside the truck, 4 were ejected. Two were required to a medical facility; one of whom later on died at Mountain View Healthcare Facility, Metro Cops said.

Four of the five individuals involved in the crash were age 16 to 17, Metro Police stated. Officers were contacted us to the scene at 9:57 p.m.

. According to City, Gateley displayed signs of driving under the influence and was accuseded of a D.U.I. involving death.

This death marked the 44th traffic associated fatality that fell under Metro’s jurisdiction for 2018.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Mama charged in attack on 2 cops who tried to assist her passing away daughter

(Meredith/AP)– A mom was charged with attempted aggravated murder for attacking two policemans trying to assist her badly injured kid who later on died, police said.

Cynthia Arce was detained Tuesday at the Westchester County Medical Center in New York, where she was being treated for a gunshot injury.

The 28-year-old mom was shot by cops who had actually responded to her house in Mamaroneck on Saturday. Authorities say she attacked two officers with a knife after they found the injured young child. Cops say officers utilized a stun gun to no get before shooting the lady.

The toddler was taken to a healthcare facility where she died.

Authorities anticipate it might take two weeks for autopsy results on the death of 2-year-old Gabriella Maria Boyd.

“Those outcomes could have a significant impact on the direction the case,” Westchester County District Lawyer Anthony Scarpino Jr. stated in a declaration launched Thursday.

Arce’s attorney said it’s so important “to reserve judgment and not aim to guess and speculate, point fingers.”

“We do not have an ounce of realities or evidence. Let’s just take a deep breath and await the truths and proof to emerge,” the attorney, Richard Portale, said outside the town court in Mamaroneck, inning accordance with the Journal News.

Recently, a judge signed an order needing that Gabriella be briefly turned over to her daddy, Stephen Boyd, who had actually expressed issue about her wellness.

Boyd and authorities went to Arce’s home on Friday to serve the court order and take Gabriella.

The village’s police union states officers had actually the door shut on them and were told by different authorities that they might not by force eliminate the kid.

Cops got here once again at the home around 1:30 p.m. Saturday after Gabriella’s grandma called 911, and they discovered the woman in requirement of medical attention.

Arce combated the police, stabbing and slashing Officer Osvaldo Ramos in the hand and Officer Joseph Gaglione in the foot as he was up to the floor, prosecutors stated.

Scarpino would not provide any further talk about exactly what taken place on Friday, but he said it will be the subject of an “extensive review.”

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Colorado couple charged after presumably making love with dog, police state

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title=”, Fredrick Blue Manzanares (visualized), 50, and 48-year-old Janette Eileen Solano, his ex-girlfriend, have actually been charged with four counts of ruthlessness to an animal, consisting of disregard and mistreatment. (Picture: Aurora Police Department) “border=” 0″ src =” /wp-content/uploads/2018/04/16596793_G.png” width=” 180″/ >, Fredrick Blue Manzanares (pictured), 50, and 48-year-old Janette Eileen Solano, his ex-girlfriend, have been accuseded of 4 counts of cruelty to an animal, including overlook and mistreatment.

( Photo: Aurora Police Department). (Meredith/ Denver7)– An Aurora, Colorado couple is dealing with animal ruthlessness charges after they apparently made love with their pet in a motorhome they transformed into a sex chamber in their yard, police

stated. Inning accordance with Denver7, Fredrick Blue Manzanares, 50, and 48-year-old Janette Eileen Solano, his ex-girlfriend, were accuseded of four counts of cruelty to an animal, including overlook and mistreatment, in March.

Police stated they discovered videos of the couple making love with their Siberian Husky, Bubba. The couple’s supposed actions were discovered after Solano called cops in Aurora to report a domestic violence event in 2017. She fulfilled an officer at a nearby gasoline station and told him that Manzanares had actually supposedly been pressuring her for 6 months to make love with Bubba. The couple’s sex chamber even consisted of a special bench with red padding for making love with Bubba, Patch.com reported. Solano told the officer that Manzanares brought up the idea of bestiality after she stated she discovered images and videos on Manzanares’s laptop of females participating in sex acts with animals, inning accordance with the affidavit. Solano stated that Manzanares told her she had to” have an open mind” and showed her more bestiality material, the affidavit said.

Patch.com reported that Manzanares even sprayed dog hormonal agents around the trailer to arouse the canine. As time went on, Solano stated she became” rather envious “of Bubba and Manzanares’s relationship, going so far regarding say that “it can easily look like if I have actually taken a backseat to Bubba,” in an e-mail.

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Report: Valley guy charged with murdering child daughter had threatened to eliminate her last summertime

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

A man accused of killing his 10-month-old daughter had actually threatened to murder her and her twin brother last June, inning accordance with a Metro authorities report cited in court documents.

Eric Chu, 31, charged with killing baby Jordyn Chu, was detained by U.S. Marshals in Chicago on Jan. 26, 3 days after her death.

On Tuesday, Chu was extradited back to Las Vegas and scheduled into the Clark County Detention Center where he deals with one count of Open Murder, inning accordance with Las Vegas City Authorities.

[RELATED: Dad apprehended for killing 10-month-old infant in northwest Las Vegas]

On Jan. 23, at about 4:51 p.m., City cops were contacted us to the 9200 block of West Charleston Boulevard to react to a 10-month-old baby, determined as Jordyn Chu, who was not breathing, and a male (Eric Chu), threatening medical personnel.

Jordyn was taken to Summerlin Health center with dangerous injuries that seemed a result of battery, City said. Jordyn passed away the next night.

Cops determined Chu as the suspect, identified he had actually left Las Vegas and arrested him in Chicago.

Chu told cops he had actually taken a nap and awakened to find Jordyn not breathing and shaking, and he called 911, according to his arrest report. She had several skull fractures and brain bleeds and a physician saw a red mark along the side of Jordyn’s temple and another red mark on the within her left leg.

Jordyn’s mother said she was at work and Jordyn had no injuries when her mother left, inning accordance with court files. Jordyn’s twin brother also had marks on his neck and bruises on his face, according to the ER medical professional at the health center.

Eric Chu declared he did not cause the injuries and that the 10-month-old twins liked to “roughhouse” in their playpen.

The arrest report also stated, Chu was detected with bi polar disorder and schizophrenia when he was more youthful and that he was not taking necessary medications, inning accordance with Jordyn’s mother. She stated he had actually been stressed out due to the fact that of the twins for the past 3 months, and just recently stated ‘Why did we need to have two, one would have been fine.” She remembered another time when the twins were weeping and Eric said, “I see why moms and dads eliminate their kids.”

He had actually been convicted of domestic battery or battery three times because 2014. Jordyn’s mother said Eric has actually hit her on several celebrations, is really aggressive and she was afraid of him. After the occurrence in June, she stated Chu was going to end up eliminating the twins, inning accordance with the cops report.

An autopsy of Jordyn Chu likewise found a terrible injury to her abdominal area, 2 skull fractures, and the report noted that no medical condition can represent a sever traumatic injury to her skull. It stated her injuries were a result of blunt force trauma constant with murder.

Anyone with details about this case was asked to call the City Authorities Abuse and Neglect Section by phone at 702-828-3364.

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