Reading from the Voice Media empire: Darius Ratcliff has been found guilty of first-degree assault against the peace officer who shot him on July 31, 2016, the day before his twentieth birthday. Exactly a year later and one day before he turned 21, he was scheduled to be back in court for a hearing related to a separate murder charge, with that prosecution to be followed by four more related to multiple counts of attempted murder and burglary, as well as a failed escape attempt. But something went awry. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: In an extraordinary attempt to save the job of head football coach Mike MacIntyre, who is credited with turning around a gridiron program that’s struggled since a recruiting scandal in the early 2000s, the university has suspended Chancellor Phil DiStefano for ten days and mandated that MacIntyre and athletic director Rick George make $100,000 donations to a domestic-violence fund over the mishandling of abuse charges against ex-assistant head coach Joe Tumpkin. And oh how they were mishandled. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire:Apparently inspired by Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is scheduled to swing into theaters nationwide on July 7, Chad Douthit of Colorado Springs busted out his best Spidey impression shortly before being busted himself on allegations that included throwing a TV antenna at a police car. And it didn’t go well. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Myloh Mason, who was captured afterlanding on the FBI’s ten most-wanted list, received 1,200 years in prison for his part in the robbery and subsequent offenses, while conspirator Miguel Sanders earned a mere 371 years behind bars. So why did Richardson get almost twenty centuries in stir? Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Courtney Plante has taken a plea agreement in regard to attempted-murder allegations against her and significant other Sean Overstreet dating back to January 2016, when she was nineteen and he was 37. The deal trims time off Plante’s possible sentence but doesn’t let her off the hook for a crime against a former teacher of hers that was as violent as it was bizarre. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Richard stabbed his wife to death in the home of her brother, where she’d taken refuge along with her five kids. Days before, police believe Richard kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. But while this tragedy didn’t fall through the cracks, plenty of other examples of domestic violence do — and one person is trying to prevent it from happening. Westword has the story.