Posts Tagged ‘Murder’

JP Morgan executive director Julian Knott blasted his wife Alita to death with a shotgun before turning the gun on himself.

The 45-year-old, who worked for the investment bank in London until July 2010, shot his 47-year-old wife multiple times before committing suicide with the same weapon.

The couple met in London, with Alita opening nursery Quayside Tots Playgroup in Southwick, West Sussex, before they moved to the United States.

She remained the playgroup’s care provider until at least February 2013, according to the nursery’s most recent Ofsted report.

Julian moved to the United States from London in 2010 and was working at JP Morgan’s Global Network Operations Center in Whippany, New Jersey, at the time of the tragedy.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/former-london-jp-morgan-manager-julian-knott-killed-wife-shotgun-murder-suicide-1455980

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(CNN) — A woman whom police describe as a high-end prostitute is under arrest after they say she injected a Silicon Valley tech executive with heroin and then casually left as he lay dying.

Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51, had an “ongoing prostitution relationship” with Alix Catherine Tichleman, 26, when he was found dead November 23 aboard his 50-foot yacht in the Santa Cruz harbor, according to a police statement.

Detectives say security footage from the yacht shows Tichleman, who boasted of over 200 client relationships via a website called “Seeking Arrangements,” injecting Hayes with heroin.

How heroin kills you

“Rather than provide first aid or call 911, Ms. Tichleman proceeds to gather her belongings including the heroin and needles,” the police statement reads.

Tichleman stepped over Hayes’ body several times while gathering her belongings, at one point stepping over him to finish a glass of wine, police say.

They say the video finally shows her leaving the boat and then reaching back to lower a blind and conceal the victim’s body from outside view.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/09/justice/prostitute-yacht-killing/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Georgia case reopened after alleged prostitute accused in yacht death

(CNN) — The death of a Google executive on a yacht is raising new questions about the death of a nightclub owner on the other side of the country — because of the possible role an alleged prostitute played in each case.

Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, appeared in court Wednesday in Santa Cruz, California, where she faces a series of charges in the death of Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51. The married father of five was found dead in November on his 50-foot yacht. Authorities say Tichelman gave him an injection of heroin and then, as he began to die, she sipped her wine, gathered her belongings, and walked away.

She has not entered a plea.

Two months before Hayes died, Dean Riopelle, whom Tichelman identified online as her boyfriend, died at his home in Milton, Georgia. Tichelman was there at the time, and she called 911.

“Her story was: She was in the shower, heard a large crash, and then found him unconscious on the floor,” Capt. Shawn McCarty of Milton police told CNN Thursday.

“I think my boyfriend overdosed or something, he, like, he won’t respond,” she said in the brief call, shortly before hanging up.

The dispatcher called Tichelman back. Asked why she thought it was an overdose, Tichelman responded, “Because there’s nothing else it could be.” Asked whether it was accidental or intentional, she replied, “definitely accidental.” He was taking painkillers and “drinking a lot too,” she said.

The call cut off. The dispatcher tried at least twice more, but the phone rang and went to voicemail.

The medical examiner ruled Riopelle’s death an accidental overdose from heroin and alcohol. “At the time, we never thought anything different,” McCarty said.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/10/justice/prostitute-yacht-killing/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Jerusalem (CNN)Mohammed Abu Khedair, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week, died from being burned alive and hit on the head with a blunt object, according to Palestinian General Prosecutor Mohammed al-Auwewy, citing a medical autopsy.

Al-Auwewy said the autopsy discovered traces of smoke inside the lungs of the 16-year-old, indicating that it was inhaled while the fire was burning.

Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said his country is aggressively investigating the killing. “We’ll get to the bottom of it and catch those responsible,” he told CNN on Saturday.

The teenager’s death sparked widespread outrage among Palestinians, many of whom believe he was killed in retaliation for the killing of three Israeli teens. Israeli authorities are investigating who killed Khedair and why, said Netanyahu.

http://www.cnn.com//2014/07/05/world/meast/mideast-tensions/index.html

The wife of the white supremacist who was found guilty of murdering a teenage babysitter has pleaded guilty to three felonies for her involvement in the young girl’s death.

Dea Millerberg, 41, whispered “guilty” in a Utah court on June 11 to abuse or desecration of a human body, obstructing justice and acquiring prescription drugs unlawfully, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The victim, Alexis Rasmussen, was a 16-year-old babysitter that Dea confessed to helping her husband kill and dispose of her body as part of her plea deal.

In March, her white supremacist husband, Eric Millerberg, was found guilty of Rasmussen’s murder and was sentenced to up to life in prison.

During his trial, testimony revealed that Millerberg and his wife introduced the teen to a series of drugs, and the night of her death she had sex with him and was injected with methamphetamine and heroin. They found her unresponsive so they took her naked body, put clothes on her and dumped her body miles away from their home.
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/06/white-supremacist-wife-guilty-plea-murder-teenage-baby-sitter-alexis-rasmussen/

(CNN) — They had something to prove to someone they found on a ghoulish website. So, two girls allegedly lured a third girl into a wooded area in Milwaukee over the weekend and stabbed her 19 times, police in Wisconsin said.

The suspects allegedly left the victim to crawl to her own rescue. The three girls, all 12 years old, were friends, according to a criminal complaint.

A bicyclist found the wounded girl alive Saturday, lying on a sidewalk in the city of Waukesha, Police Chief Russell Jack said. She was in stable condition at a hospital on Monday.

The girls were trying to impress a certain “Slenderman,” the complaint read. One of the girls encountered the name on a website known as Creepypasta Wiki, which posts horror stories.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspects had been planning the attack since February.

They first thought to kill the victim by placing duct tape over her mouth while she was sleeping and stabbing her in the neck, the complaint read.

Next, the plan was to kill her in a bathroom where there was floor drain that could make cleanup easier, it continued.

But, finally, the girls decided to do it in a park while playing a game of hide-and-seek, the complaint read.

It states: “As they left for the park … (the victim) was walking in front of them and Geyser lifted up the left side of her white jacket and displayed the knife tucked in her waistband. Weier stated she gave Geyser a look with wide eyes and, when asked what that meant Weier stated, ‘I thought, dear god, this was really happening.’ “

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/03/justice/wisconsin-girl-stabbed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

A man has been arrested for reportedly using samurai swords to fatally stab his parents in what the DeKalb County Police Chief describes as a “horrific” crime.

The attacks happened at a home on the 3000 block of Pheasant Drive, report WSB TV. According to police, the suspect is the couple’s 39-year-old son, Calvin Ray Jr.

“It’s a pretty horrific scene inside,” DeKalb police Chief Cedric Alexander told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Investigators said the victims were 73 and 75 years old.

A family member who stopped by to visit the married couple found the victims dead in their bedroom around 4 p.m. Thursday. The two may have been dead for several hours, Alexander said.

http://decatur.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-horrific-scene-inside-home-of-couple-reportedly-killed-by-son-wielding-samurai-swords

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.

http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Father-of-one-of-the-women-found-dead-in-Bolivar-250191891.html