Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The former head of a Texas jiu-jitsuka academy who had recently moved to Colorado, Cummings expressed antipathy for police in multiple posts that remained online even as reports surfaced that he reportedly had “Muslim documents” on his person when he was taken into custody and spoke in what sources described as “an Arabic language.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Adam Ruiz, 23, has been found guilty of strangling his half-sister, Samantha Welch, and her girlfriend, Celia Reyes, and setting fire to their apartment in a cover-up attempt. He ultimately confessed, but not for months, and only after moving to another city. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: CBS has formally asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of Burke Ramsey over a 2016 docuseries in which a team of analysts concluded that he’d murdered his sister, JonBenét Ramsey, in their Boulder home on Christmas Day 1996. In response, Ramsey family attorney Lin Wood summarily rejects the arguments made by CBS and Dr. Werner Spitz, a participant in the docuseries being sued separately for comments he made last September during a WWJ-AM/CBS Detroit interview publicizing the program. Westword has the story.
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.