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Texas Woman Pleads Guilty
to Killing Friend, Taking Baby
Feb 3, 2023 4:19 AM CST
Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Friend, Taking Baby
Magen Fieramusca was sentenced to 55 years
- A Texas woman accused of killing a close friend who had just given birth in 2019 and abducting the baby as part of an elaborate scheme to pass the infant off as her own pleaded guilty to murder charges Thursday, prosecutors said. Magen Fieramusca, 37, was sentenced to 55 years...
Torture Suspect Is Dead
Feb 1, 2023 6:33 AM CST
Police: On-the-Lam Torture Suspect Is Dead
Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, per Oregon cops
- Police on Tuesday said the case of a man wanted in Oregon for a violent kidnapping case had been "resolved." Now, an update: Benjamin Obadiah Foster is dead. A Grants Pass Police Department rep tells KTVL that the 36-year-old suspect died after being taken to the hospital with...
Cops: Standoff With
Torture Suspect 'Resolved'
Feb 1, 2023 12:01 AM CST
Cops: Standoff With Torture Suspect 'Resolved'
Oregon police say Benjamin Foster has been taken into custody
- A standoff on Tuesday involving a man suspected in a violent kidnapping in Oregon who was barricaded underneath a home has been “resolved,” police said, per the AP . Grants Pass Police Lt. Jeff Hattersley told KTVL-TV Tuesday evening that Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, was underneath the house in...
Cops 'Laser-Focused' in Felon
Manhunt in New Torture Case
Jan 27, 2023 1:47 PM CST
Cops 'Laser-Focused' in Felon Manhunt in New Torture Case
Oregon cops are searching for Benjamin Obadiah Foster, suspected of holding woman captive
- Police in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive, less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada of keeping another woman in captivity for weeks before the victim managed to escape. Grants Pass Police Chief Warren Hensman said in...
Cops: Man Tried to
Pull Bikini Barista
Jan 18, 2023 11:08 AM CST
Cops: Man Tried to Pull Bikini Barista From Drive-Thru
Unnamed suspect to be charged with attempted kidnapping, say police in Auburn, Washington
- A bikini barista was working alone at a drive-thru coffee shop in Washington state around 5am Monday when a pickup truck driver tried to abduct her through the drive-thru window, police say. Surveillance video shows a driver at Beankini Espresso in Auburn grabbing the barista's arm with his left...
Man Gets 72 Years for 1984
Crimes He Says He Can't Recall
Jan 10, 2023 2:09 PM CST
Man Gets 72 Years for 1984 Crimes He Says He Can't Recall
Michael Sharpe, who claims memory issues, sexually assaulted 4 women, prosecutors said
- A 71-year-old Connecticut man who received the maximum sentence of 40 to 72 years in prison for kidnapping four women in 1984 apologized in court Monday, despite saying he had no recollection of his crimes. "I don’t know what happened," said Michael Sharpe, whom police identified as...
Women, Children in DRC
Raped, Tortured in Droves: UN
Dec 27, 2022 12:04 PM CST
Women, Children in DRC Raped, Tortured in Droves: UN
New report details deteriorating situation as M23 rebels overrun eastern part of Congo
- The accounts are haunting. Abductions, torture, rapes. Scores of civilians, including women and children, have been killed by M23 rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, per a UN report. In addition, the rebels have forced children to be soldiers, according to the 21-page report by...
Abducted Twins Are
Found 175 Miles Apart
Dec 23, 2022 6:28 AM CST
Abducted Twins Are Found 175 Miles Apart
Kyair and Kason Thomass found safe after Ohio kidnapping; suspect arrested
- An infant has been found alive in Indianapolis three days after he and his twin brother were abducted outside an Ohio pizzeria; a suspect has been arrested in their kidnapping. "A photo is worth a thousand words," the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted Thursday night, showing 5-month-old Kason...
From Her Home.
A FedEx Driver Has
Dec 3, 2022 7:00 AM CST
She Vanished From Her Home. A FedEx Driver Has Been Arrested
Tanner Lynn Horner is accused of abducting Athena Strand, 7, from her Texas home, killing her
- After an intense search for a missing girl involving the FBI, the US Marshals Service, the Texas Rangers Division, and the state's Department of Family and Protective Services, grim news out of North Texas. At a Friday night press conference , Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin announced that the body...
Her Book About Her
Effort to Free Him
Nov 25, 2022 3:50 PM CST
Her Book About Her Kidnapper Triggers Effort to Free Him
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy cites discrepancies between book, testimony
- Sharon Muse Johnson's 2020 book is titled,
Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of a Lawyer’s Fight for Justice
. Now some are taking issue with that "true" part and are fighting to get a man's conviction overturned. Frankie Covington is 16 years into a...
When Told to
Nov 10, 2022 6:57 AM CST
Pelosi Suspect When Told to Drop Hammer: 'Ummm Nope'
Charging document details what happened between Paul Pelosi, suspect in Oct. 28 break-in
- David DePape, the suspect in the attack last month on Paul Pelosi , was indicted Wednesday on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping. Politico notes these charges handed down by a federal grand jury supplant similar ones filed in an earlier complaint . The six-page document details how the San Francisco Police...
Family Is Still Searching
for Girl Kidnapped in 1971
Oct 25, 2022 6:28 PM CDT
Family Is Still Searching for Girl Kidnapped in 1971
They're investigating a new tip about Melissa Highsmith, who would now be 52
- Melissa Highsmith was 21 months old when she was kidnapped in Fort Worth, Texas, more than 50 years ago, but family members have never given up hope of seeing her again—or, for younger brother Jeff Highsmith, meeting her for the first time. Jeff Highsmith and his father have traveled...
Judge: In 35
This in Court
Oct 15, 2022 11:30 AM CDT
Judge: In 35 Years, I've Never Seen This in Court
Juror in Gov. Whitmer kidnap trial dismissed for apparently flirting with one of the defendants
- A judge has dismissed a young woman from the jury hearing the trial of three men in connection with a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after attorneys accused her of flirting with one of the defendants, per the AP . Judge Thomas Wilson announced Friday that the woman...
Man Arrested After Woman
in Metal Collar Flees Home
Oct 11, 2022 4:43 PM CDT
Man Arrested After Woman in Metal Collar Flees Home
She said Missouri man Timothy Haslett held her captive for a month
- A Missouri man was arrested Friday after a malnourished woman wearing a metal collar with a lock on the front ran from his home and begged neighbors for help. Timothy Haslett, 39, has been charged with kidnapping and rape and investigators are trying to determine whether there were other victims,...
He Was Walking During Rush
Hour. Then a Car Pulled Up
Oct 10, 2022 8:06 AM CDT
He Was Walking During Rush Hour. Then a Car Pulled Up
Cops in Pasadena searching for man they say was abducted off street in broad daylight on Thursday
- Just days after the kidnapping of a California family that ended in tragedy , a man remains missing after an assault and abduction in Pasadena that happened in the middle of the day. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) says the victim was strolling on Thursday near the 210...
Another Suspect Nabbed in
Case of Murdered Calif. Family
Oct 8, 2022 7:00 AM CDT
Another Suspect Nabbed in Case of Murdered Calif. Family
Alberto Salgado, brother of suspect Jesus Salgado, charged with conspiracy, destroying evidence
The brother of a man accused of abducting and murdering a family of four in California has himself been arrested. In a statement , the Merced County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that 41-year-old Alberto Salgado, brother of murder suspect Jesus Manuel Salgado, had been arrested the previous night and...
'I Think I
Am Going to
Have to Kill
Oct 7, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
'I Think I Am Going to Have to Kill This Girl'
Cops say that's what Daniel Chacon's uncle claims his nephew told him day before mom of 4 was slain
- Two days after a mother of four's body was found in her SUV in Texas, and after an extensive manhunt, her ex-boyfriend has been nabbed in Mexico. Officers from the Pasadena Police Department confirmed Thursday that Daniel Chacon, 30, the primary "person of interest" in the murder of...
Surveillance Video Released
in Kidnap of California Family
Oct 5, 2022 6:50 PM CDT
Surveillance Video Released in Kidnap of California Family
Person in custody has been violent 'every time he has even come near consciousness'
- Police searching for a missing family in central California have released surveillance video showing the moment they were kidnapped at gunpoint from their trucking business in Merced. Police say the video shows an armed man taking brothers Jasdeep and Amandeep Singh out of a building Monday morning with their hands...
Cops: Person of Interest
in Family's Kidnapping
Tried to Kill Himself
Oct 4, 2022 7:19 PM CDT
Cops: Person of Interest in Family's Kidnapping Tried to Kill Himself
Jesus Manuel Salgado is in critical condition
: A person of interest in the disappearance of a California family is in custody and is in critical condition after trying to kill himself, police say. Authorities say 48-year-old Jesus Manuel Salgado's suicide attempt happened before law enforcement tracked him down, the
reports. Four family members,...
Russia Accused of
Kidnapping Head of EU's
Largest Nukes Plant
Oct 1, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
Russia Accused of Kidnapping Head of EU's Largest Nukes Plant
Ihor Murashov, director of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia plant, was said to have been yanked from his car
- Ukraine's nuclear power provider said Saturday that Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe's largest nuclear plant, hours after Moscow illegally annexed a swath of Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of the war. The alleged kidnapping comes at a pivotal moment in Russian President Vladimir...
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