Florida governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law which will charge drug dealers who sell fentanyl with a fatality resulting with first degree homicide. The minimum penalty for first degree homicide in Florida is life without possibility of parole, or capital punishment. The methods of capital punishment in the state of Florida are lethal injection or the electric chair.
Michael Christopher Estes had been criminally charged after it is alleged he brought an explosive device to Ashville NC regional airport. The device was set to detonate 6:00 PM Friday. Estes was seen on video surveillance cameras 12:30 AM Friday, first carrying a bag, then going out of sight of the video camera, and reappearing without the bag. A bomb sniffing K-9 alerted on the device, and an on-site test by a TSA agent confirmed that the device contained the explosive compound Ammonium nitrate. Estes waived his right to remain silent and indicated that he purchased the components of the device at a Walmart and Lowes, planted the device at the airport, and his intentions were to “fight a war on US soil”.
Trolls are individuals who post comments on line which are designed to insult and provoke others. They post their verbal assaults mostly in the comments sections of YouTube, or news sites, as well as social media and email. The hateful remarks they spew is hard to believe. They seem to have no limits of indecency, or boundaries.
A very heinous crime took place in the Brooklyn, about 3:30 PM Wednesday afternoon. Waldiman Thompson, a 91 year old man, and his 99 year old wife Ethlin were in their home when four masked intruders burst in, tied them up, and burglarized their home. The woman escaped and went to a neighbor for help. Her husband was found dead at the scene when NYPD responded.
A husband and wife, 36 year old Aimee Friz, and 57 year old Alan Friz of Huntingburg Indiana have been arrested on 46 felony charges, including multiple charges of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Neglect, and Criminal confinement. It is alleged that they kept their daughter, age unreported, in a closet that had been converted into a locking cage. It is further alleged that the daughter had been left in the cage without food and water, and sexually molested by Alan Friz, who is a Huntingburg dentist. Both were released on bail. The daughter and other children in the home have been removed.
In Burlington VT, Saturday October 7, 2017, a 41 year old homeless man, Jason Breault, was threatening people with a knife at a downtown intersection. The BPD responded, and an officer was injured while apprehending Breault. Breault was charged with felony aggravated assault and three misdemeanors. This was the 29th crime Breault has been charged with in the past 10 months. In August, 40 year old Michael Reynolds was arrested for assaulting a café owner. Since 2011, Reynolds has had 900 contacts with local PD, 117 arrests, and 31 convictions. Yet he is still out.
In Brown City, Michigan, 27 year old Christopher Mirasolo, a convicted rapist, has been awarded joint custody of an eight year old child who was conceived when he raped Rebecca Keisling. When Mirasolo was 18, he raped Keisling, who at the time was age 12. He was convicted of kidnapping Keisling and her at the time 13 year old sister. Mirasolo pled out to third degree sexual assault for this crime, and was released early from a one year sentence to “care for his sick mother”. In 2010, Mirasolo reoffended and was convicted of sexual assault on a minor age 13 to 15, and served a four year sentence. Judge Gregory Ross awarded Mirasolo joint custody. His name is to appear on the child’s birth certificate, and he was provided with his victims’ home address.
Kristen Leigh O’Connor, age 27, June Ann Schweinhart, age 28, overdosed on heroin while in an SUV in a parking garage in Boynton Beach, Florida. The two women’s babies, ages one and two months old, were in the back seat of the vehicle at the time. A passerby called 911 from Schweinhart's phone, when O’Conner overdosed. Both women survived, and were charged with child neglect. The babies were placed in the custody of family members.
The Knockout game is an internet trend in which an attacker will approach an unsuspecting individual, and attempt to knock them out with one punch. This has also been called point ‘em out, knock ‘em out. In Rosenberg Texas, an 18 year old man identified as Alejandro Maldonado is seen on video walking up behind a 30 year old man wearing a red baseball cap. Maldonado punched him in the back of the head, rendering him unconscious. The man fell face down on the sidewalk, and lay there motionless as Maldonado walked away. Rosenberg police are searching for him.
The bodies of three women, between ages and have been found in Lumberton North Carolina. Lumberton is a town of about 21,000 people in the northeast region of NC. The bodies of Christina Bennet, age 32, Megan Oxindine, age 28, and Rhonda Jones, age 36 were all found within a three block area of Lumberton. Bennet and Jones were found in April, and Oxindine was found in June. A fourth young woman, 20 year old Abby Patterson has been missing since September fifth of this year. In August, the body of 36 year old Michael Powell was found. There is speculation that a serial killer is operating in the area.