Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A recent road-rage incident turned deadly when Jeremy Webster, 23, allegedly opened fire outside a dentist’s office, killing a thirteen-year-old boy and severely injuring three others. Since then, plenty of drivers in the area have been wondering how they’d react in a similar situation. And the State Patrol has some potentially life-saving advice. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Law enforcement agencies have confirmed that Alex Christopher Ewing, a 57-year-old prisoner in Nevada, where he’s serving time for brutally beating a couple with an ax handle, has been named in arrest warrants related to the 1984 hammer killings of Bruce, Debra and Melissa Bennett and the severe wounding of Vanessa Bennett, then age three, as well as the murder of fifty-year-old Patricia Louise Smith six days earlier. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A news conference has been scheduled to discuss new developments in an incredibly tragic homicide cases: the 1984 hammer murders of parents Bruce and Debra Bennett and seven-year-old daughter Melissa, as well as horrific injuries sustained by the Bennetts’ three-year-old, Vanessa, who survived. But while the investigation is said to have reached a “critical stage,” law enforcers have issued a warning to the media about information from anything other than official sources after a local TV station reported that a person imprisoned out of state had been identified as a possible suspect. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: At first, the the police inquiry into the passing of seven-year-old Jordan Vong was termed a “death investigation.” But now the the department is revealing that a sixteen-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire:Two leading civil-rights law firms have joined forces to sue police officer Jeffrey Motz and the city that employs him in regard to the fatal shooting of Dion Damon who was gunned down in broad daylight two years ago. The lawsuit alleges that Motz’s “grossly excessive” killing of Damon, a bank robbery suspect who was unarmed at the the time of the incident, was followed by an elaborate Denver Police Department coverup, and adds that the officer had previously slain two people while on the job yet was only disciplined on a separate occasion when he didn’t squeeze his trigger. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Parents and students at the school upset over a recent incident during which armed police officers allegedly conducted a room-by-room search for a student even after being told, accurately, that he wasn’t in the building. At one point, cops are said to have drawn weapons on a school staffer. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: During a startling news conference , Police Chief Nick Metz essentially argued that the actions of Richard “Gary” Black Jr., who had just gunned down a naked home intruder trying to kill his grandson, caused an officer to fatally shoot him. Specifically, he said that Black failed to comply with at least five orders to drop his gun issued by officers over the course of thirteen seconds prior to the trigger being pulled. However, Metz acknowledged that Black, 73, might not have heard these demands because of a hearing impairment related to his service during the Vietnam War, which earned him a Bronze Star-Oak Leaf Cluster medal and a Purple Heart. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Richard “Gary” Black was killed by police while defending his family from a naked home invader identified as Dajon Harper, 26. One of the officers involved in the Black tragedy had taken part in a fatal gun-down just 34 days earlier. But for an attorney who represents Black’s family, “The key is that he was a hero. He should be sitting in the mayor’s office getting a commendation, not in the morgue.” Westword has the story.