Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Around 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, police dispatchers received a call from someone who had discovered three dead bodies behind a warehouse near a major highway overpass. Responding officers found the deceased individuals — two men and one woman — behind an 8,000-square-foot building. Police reps would later reveal that the victims were likely living on the streets. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire:Jennie Bunsom has been identified as the sixteen-year-old Jennie Bunsom has been identified as the sixteen-year-old being charged as an adult for the murder of Jordan Vong, her seven-year-old nephew. And a newly released probable cause statement in the case maintains that she committed the act in the home they shared after he became frustrated over her refusal to play video games with him. 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: 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.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Tammy Lani, sister of murder victim Holly Andrews, has heard rumors that Ricky Lee Harnish, the man who killed and raped Holly, has returned to the small town where she lives. “I could run into him in the grocery store,” she says, adding, “I’ll probably start carrying a gun just in case. I don’t know what he’s capable of doing. He knows where we’re at, but we don’t know where he’s at.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: One person who knew and loved William Burchett, a musician murdered by Thomas LaPerch, had this to say after the killer was murdered in prison: “The universe took care of this and erased a horrible blight on humanity.” Here’s why. Westword has the story.