Browsing: Homicide

shanna.gossett.mug.shot.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Shanna Gossett has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her three-year-old niece, Bethannie Johnson, months after telling investigators that Rebekah Joy Wallin — her then-girlfriend, who’s also been charged in the case — actually inflicted the injuries that killed the child. And the details are absolutely shocking. Westword has the story.

ashley.mead.family.photoBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The details of the homicide are particularly shocking; the largest part of Mead’s body recovered to date is her torso, from which the organs had been removed. However, the DA has decided against seeking the death penalty in the case, and in general, he believes the circumstances of a killing shouldn’t be the sole factor for determining whether or not capital punishment is appropriate. Westword has the story.

james-ashby-mug-shot-croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Ashby is said to have threatened to put a second bullet into the head of a man who’d already been shot in the face and was accused of arresting a suspect without probable cause, then brutally beating him in a holding cell. And that’s not to mention the crime that led to his conviction for second-degree murder. Westword has the story.

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