GALVESTON, Texas – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the father of one of the women found dead near a convenience store in Bolivar.
Britney Cosby’s father, James Larry Cosby, is charged with 2 counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the death of his daughter and her friend, Crystal Jackson, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
The two Houston women’s bodies were found next to a dumpster outside the Fisherman’s Cove store in the 700 block of State Highway 87. A beer deliveryman found the victims around 7:30 a.m. when he took out some trash.
Loranda McDonald, Cosby’s mother, said that James was angry that his daughter was gay.
“He said it to me a few times that he did not like the idea of her being gay,” said McDonald.
Detectives believe the young women, who were involved in a relationship, were killed somewhere else and dumped at the store. Deputies said Britney Cosby died from blunt force trauma and Jackson was shot to death. They were both only 24 years old.
Tags: homosexuality, lesbian, Murder
A South Carolina husband and wife were charged Monday with the murder of a missing cosmetology student, authorities said.
Sidney and Tammy Moorer also face kidnapping, indecent exposure and obstruction of justice charges in the Dec. 18 disappearance of Heather Elvis, 20.
Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes discussed the murder charges at a Monday press conference, saying additional evidence at the Moorer’s home connected them to the crime.
“The evidence that we located there led to the charges of murder,” Rhodes said.
Authorities declined to identify the incriminating evidence. Elvis’s body has not been located.
An Arkansas man is facing first degree murder charges after allegedly gunning down a 15 year old girl in retaliation over a prank.
According to authorities, it all began shortly after 1AM on Saturday night, when Adrian Broadway, 15, and a group of friends covered a car belonging to Willie Noble, 48, with eggs, leaves and mayonnaise.
The prank was the second prank that Broadway and her friends had played on Noble that day, and this time Noble was livid, running out of his home and firing shots at the car being driven by the young pranksters.
After the shots were fired, the teens managed to escape to a local gas station, where they called an ambulance for Broadway, who’d been struck in the head by a bullet. She was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital but later passed away.
Witnesses say the teens were driving away when Mr. Noble came from inside his home and began firing into the car the teen’s were driving.
It is believed that Noble and her friends were pranking Mr. Noble, who has been charged with first degree murder, in retaliation for a Halloween trick played on them by Noble’s son.
Tags: Craigslist, cult, Death, Murder, satan, satanic cult, Stabbing, Torture, Violence
We’ll see how many of these killings actually materialize, but may the Lord bless any victims in this case…
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country, claims police said they are investigating.
In an interview with the Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa., 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LeFerrara in November. She also said in the interview that she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.
“I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out,” Barbour told the newspaper for a story published Saturday night (http://bit.ly/1gN81z3).
Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo told the newspaper that investigators have been in contact with the FBI and law enforcement in several other states.
Authorities said Miranda Barbour, a petite woman with long brown hair, told investigators she met the 6-foot-2, 278-pound victim after he responded to her Craigslist ad offering companionship for money.
Police allege in court papers that Elytte Barbour told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together. The couple, who were married in North Carolina and moved to Pennsylvania about three weeks before the crime, told police Miranda Barbour stabbed LaFerrara in the front seat of her car while her husband held a cord around his neck.
She said in the interview that she doesn’t want to get out of jail and that she would kill again if she were released.
Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, murdered 42-year-old Troy LaFerrera in November. Miranda Barbour said they lured the victim to them by offering sex for $100. She allegedly stabbed the victim 20 times as her husband strapped a cord around the victim’s neck.
“He said the wrong things…and then things got out of control,” she said. “I can tell you he was not supposed to be stabbed. My husband was just supposed to strangle him.”
The other killings Barbour claims she committed were in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California.
“I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them… When I hit 22, I stopped counting,” she said.
Barbour reportedly said she would lure her victims in and then study them. She would even become their friend in some cases. She said she only killed “bad people,” and that the majority of the killings were in Alaska—where she said she joined a satanic cult at the age of 13.
Tags: Children, Death, Exorcism, Murder, Stabbing
(CNN) — A second Maryland woman has been charged with murder in connection with the Friday stabbing deaths of two children during an exorcism attempt, authorities said.
Two children died of multiple stab wounds and two others are hospitalized with undisclosed injuries, police said.
Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Montgomery County Police said.
Earlier, authorities announced that the children’s mother, Zakieya L. Avery, 28, also faces the same charges. Police said Saturday that Avery stabbed two of her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism.
Sanford was briefly hospitalized after the incident and was charged after she was released. Police believe she is not related to the family, but lived at the same residence in Germantown.
Norell Harris, 1, and his sister, Zyana Harris, 2, suffered fatal stab wounds while their siblings, who are 5 and 8, were hospitalized, authorities said.
“Cases like this are heartbreaking,” county Police Chief Tom Manger said. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.”
Police said they found the four children Friday morning after a neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. The neighbor reported seeing a car with a door open and a knife next to it.
Tags: Chad Oulson, Charles Cummings, Curtis Reeves, Death, Movie Theater Shooting, Murder, Violence
(CNN) — A 71-year-old ex-Florida cop stared silently into a closed-circuit camera Tuesday, listening to his defense attorney and a judge go back and forth on whether he should be charged with second-degree murder. Curtis Reeves told Pasco County authorities that he fired his .380 semi-automatic handgun in a movie theater Monday afternoon at a man with whom he’d been arguing because Reeves was upset that the man was texting on his cellphone as previews ran.
The victim, Chad Oulson, 43, was killed and his wife was wounded.
The shooting happened Monday afternoon at the Grove 16 theater in the Tampa suburb of Wesley Chapel just before an afternoon showing of “Lone Survivor,” a film about a Navy SEAL mission.
Reeves was with his wife and sat behind Oulson and his wife, authorities said. Chad Oulson was using his cell phone and Reeves told him to put it away, according to police and witnesses.
The two men began to argue and Reeves walked out of the theater. Police said Reeves was going to complain to a theater employee, according to the police report.
When Reeves returned, witnesses and authorities said that Oulson asked him if he had gone to tell on him for texting. Oulson reportedly said, in effect: I was just sending a message to my young daughter.
Charles Cummings and his adult son were two seats away. Cummings said that when Reeves returned to the theater, there was no manager with him.
“He came back very irritated,” Cummings recalled.
Voices were raised. Oulson threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves, according to a police report. Then, the former police officer took out a .380 semi-automatic handgun and shot Oulson.
(CNN) — In multiple 911 calls shortly before he was killed, a man said he was being chased by an enraged motorist — right up to when he was apparently run off the road in Pennsylvania and then shot to death, police said Friday.
Timothy Davison, 28, was driving home to Maine along Interstate 81 early last Saturday when he was shot multiple times and killed in Antrim Township.
So far, there is no indication that Davison initiated the incident or provoked the shooter, Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Steven Junkin told reporters Friday.
Davison may have first encountered the shooter on Interstate 70 in Maryland and traveled between 13 and 15 miles, with the gunman in pursuit, before being forced off the road just beyond the Pennsylvania state line, authorities said.
Investigators initially believed the same motorist may have been behind another road rage shooting eight hours earlier and 56 miles northeast, but Junkin said Friday that the two crimes do not appear to be related.