Tomorrow on TRUE CRIME with Jack Pattie and Ray the D.A. we will have special guests, First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Lou Ann Redcorn, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Andrea Williams and Detective Rob Wilson. We will be discussing the very interesting case against Mark Taylor, who brutally killed his friend/business partner, Alex Johnson. Taylor, along with his assistant, Ballard killed Alex Johnson then placed his body in a barrel and dumped it in the Kentucky River. The Jury heard all testimony in the trial and found the defendant, Mark Taylor guilty of Murder, Kidnapping and Tampering with Physical Evidence. He was sentenced to a total of 49 years in a state facility.
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(Fox News)- “One of the fiends who killed a woman and her two daughters in a heinous home invasion in Connecticut in 2007 was re-sentenced to six consecutive life terms behind bars Tuesday — but the victims’ angry kin say that’s still not enough.
Cynthia Hawke Renn, whose sister Jennifer Hawke-Petit was killed along with Jennifer’s two daughters, raged against the new sentence for Joshua Komisarjevsky. The killer and his murderous cohort, Steven Hayes, were originally given the death penalty but then re-sentenced to life behind bars when the state abolished executions.”
(DailyMail)- “Convicted murder Steven Avery has publicly criticized his two former lawyers for the first time – claiming ‘they didn’t do their job’ or else he wouldn’t be in prison.
In a handwritten letter sent to In Touch Weekly, the Making a Murderer subject claims there is evidence to exonerate him and that his ex-lawyers, Dean Strang and Jerome Buting, failed to represent him fairly.
Avery was convicted of murdering 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach with his nephew Brendan Dassey. Avery was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2007.
In his letter, Avery lists out 15 reasons why Strang and Buting didn’t do their job and why he should be freed from prison.
He first says they didn’t provide experts to analyze the blood splatter in his garage, where he allegedly shot 25-year-old Halbach, and that they botched the processing of her bones.”
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(WKYT) – “A Kentucky man is facing charges in connection to a disturbance caused on a flight from Lexington to Charlotte.
Michael Arthur Kerr is charged with interference with the performance or duties of a flight crew member or flight attendant.
Court documents obtained by WKYT from the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina state that the incident occurred on an American Airlines flight that departed from Lexington to Charlotte on July 21.”
(WKYT) – “Lexington has been named one of the top 10 best run cities in the country by WalletHub, a personal finance website that works to help consumers make smarter financial decisions, including the best city to live in and start a career.
“This ranking reflects the hard work of our citizens, including the Urban County Council, our education leaders, businesses and the health care community,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “Together we’re building a Great American City.”
“Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history.
The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well.
It also means the office of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will secure no convictions in the case after more than a year of dogged fighting, against increasingly heavy odds, to hold someone criminally accountable in Gray’s death.”
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(WKYT)- “A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year.
The data released Wednesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund also details an increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”
(WOWT) — A sexual assault case involving an adult accused of conceiving a child with a minor is now moving through the court system in Fremont, Nebraska.
Josh Hazelrig, at just 15-years-old, is the father of a toddler. At 13-years old, Josh became a father. He met the then 19-year-old mother during a sleepover at a friend’s house. Well below the age of consent, Josh is a sexual assault victim.
The child’s mother is 21-year- old Brianne McIntosh. She’s been charged with felony first degree sexual assault and child abuse. Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass says he’ll prosecute the sexual assault case like any other case.
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(DailyNews)- “Gov. Jerry Brown Friday rejected parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home.
A state parole board had recommended in April that Van Houten, now 66, be paroled.
“When considered as a whole, I find the evidence shows that she currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison,” Brown wrote in his decision rejecting parole.
Van Houten had previously been denied parole 19 times between 1979 and 2013.”