Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A police department in a legal-marijuana state has released data revealing the number of local homicides linked by a so-called “marijuana nexus” during the past three years, with the 2016 numbers showing that weed was a factor in more than a third of the killings. Westword has the story.
Breakfast 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.
Breakfast 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.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A fight preceded the shooting, with BossMan helping a couple of security personnel to escort two men, including Mortis, outside. At that point, Mortis allegedly headed to his car, swaddled his head in a T-shirt and returned with a gun he used to kill Adair. But he left something important behind. Westword has the story.
Breakfast 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.