Federal officials tried twice to deport Alfred Olango, a 38-year-old man who was shot by police in Southern California on Tuesday. But, his native country of Uganda refused to take him back, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Olango’s history with federal immigration authorities came to light in the wake of his being killed Tuesday by an El Cajon police officer after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from his sister saying that he was “not acting like himself.”
The shooting spurred protests Tuesday and Wednesday nights in El Cajon, about 16 miles northwest of San Diego.
Olango arrived in the U.S. in 1991 as a refugee from Uganda, but was ordered to be deported after he was convicted for transporting and selling narcotics, the U.S. immigration agency’s western regional communications director, Virginia Kice, told ABC News in a statement. He was later released from immigration custody in 2003 after multiple requests were made to the Ugandan government to obtain travel documents for Olango.
Olango was then placed under an order of supervision, directing him to report to the agency on a regular basis, the immigration agency said. He was placed in immigration custody again in 2009 after serving prison time for a firearms charge conviction in Colorado. ICE tried again to obtain travel documents from Uganda for Olango, but their attempts were again “unsuccessful,” Kice said.
He was released from custody a second time and reported to the agency as required until February 2015. He has not been in contact with the agency since then, Kice said.
The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, deputy chief Taylor Jones said.
The father of the suspected shooter was found dead of a gunshot wound, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told reporters. Shore identified the man as Jeffrey Osborne, 47. The house is about 2 miles from the school.
Wednesday afternoon, the three victims at the school were struck by bullets from a handgun, Capt. Garland Major of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said. One male student was hit in a leg and another boy was struck in a foot. The female teacher was wounded in a shoulder, Major said.
It is unclear whether the alleged shooter knew any of the school victims. Major said the motive is unclear, but terrorism has been ruled out.
The suspected gunman never entered the school, Anderson County Deputy Chief Keith Smith told reporters. The incident occurred at the school’s playground, officials said.
An unarmed volunteer firefighter took the suspect down and held him until deputies showed up, Jones said.
The teacher and one student taken to AnMed Health Center were released Wednesday evening, hospital spokesman Ross Norton told CNN.
MANATEE – A 36-year-old man was carrying a gun when he was found shot to death on a Bradenton street corner early Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
At 6:22 a.m. Thursday, deputies responding to a 911 call of a man down found Charles E. Saffore Jr., dead from at least one gunshot wound, at the corner of 58th Avenue Drive East and 10th Street Court East in the Oneco neighborhood. The 911 caller did not report hearing shots being fired.
The Manatee County Homicide Investigative Unit was called out to the scene soon after and is investigating Saffore’s death.
Saffore was carrying a gun when he was was found, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow.
Other details of what may have been found in his possession aren’t not yet being released.
Detectives, unsure of where Saffore was shot, are not ruling out that he was shot elsewhere and made his way to the street corner.
“We are certainly very interested to know what led to his being shot. We are trying to determine where he was and what he was doing,” Bristow said. “This is a case where we could really use information from the public, especially people that know him and knew what he was doing.”
A crowd of more than 100 people gathered at the scene early Thursday, including family members of the victim.
“All I want is my (expletive) child off the ground,” the victim’s father, Charles E. Saffore Sr., shouted at the scene.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. – After more than a year and thousands of hours of investigation, three men have been charged with murder and other crimes in a July 2015 quadruple homicide at a home in rural South Carolina, a sheriff said Thursday.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 17-year-old Shamekia Sanders, 14-year-old Tamara Perry and 28-year-old Krystal Hutto all died of bullet wounds to the head July 15, 2015, at a home outside of Holly Hill. Fifty-year-old Jerome Butler also was killed, while an 8-year-old boy was critically injured.
“I made the comment the day this happened during the news conference at the scene that we would not rest until the person or persons who committed this crime are brought to justice,” Ravenell said.
Ravenell told reporters that the three men arrested lived in Eutawville about 10 miles from Holly Hill and about 60 miles northwest of Charleston.
He said 27-year-old Derrick Warren Coleman and 35-year-old Anthony Jermaine Scott were arrested this week in Baldwin County, Alabama, where Coleman is originally from. They are expected to be returned to South Carolina in the next few days, the sheriff said.
The third man arrested, 37-year-old Robert Lee Bailey, appeared at a bond hearing in Orangeburg later Thursday. Shackled and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, he protested his innocence to a magistrate.
“I’m not no murderer. There’s no way I would ever hurt anybody,” he said.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police have arrested a Lyft driver on charges of sexually assaulting a customer.
The Orlando Police Department says on its Twitter feed that 49-year-old Peter Solomon faces a sexual battery charge. He also was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and false imprisonment charges.
Detectives warn that there could be more victims.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2cZoK6X ) reports that the woman had been drinking with friends at a bar and used the Lyft app to order a ride home.
Police say instead of going to her home, Solomon took her to another house, forced her inside and sexually assaulted her in a bedroom.
Online records show Solomon was being held at the Orange County Jail and couldn’t be reached for comment.
A Lyft spokeswoman says Solomon is banned permanently from the company.
Newly obtained documents indicate the New York Police Department may have committed constitutional violations by deploying plainclothes officers to monitor peaceful Black Lives Matter protests.
The NYPD wrote in a court filing last month that it found several records regarding its undercover operations of Black Lives Matter protests at Grand Central Station following the death of Eric Garner, an African-American male who died after a July 2014 altercation with law enforcement in Staten Island.
Writing in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the NYPD said it discovered multimedia records as well as communications that occurred between a plainclothes cop and their handlers in which they discussed the protests while they happened, The Guardian reported Thursday.
Releasing internal multimedia records could additionally reveal “the kinds of optical technology NYPD uses, both in its undercover and general surveillance operations” and “any areas NYPD does not have under surveillance, thereby exposing gaps in coverage,” the officer wrote in last month’s affidavit.
Documents obtained through a FOIA request last year reveled that New York transit police had spied on Black Lives Matter protesters during the Grand Central demonstrations, but noted the gatherings were “peaceful” and “orderly.” Now as a result of last month’s affidavit, The Guardian reported that the NYPD has been for the first time implicated in undercover surveillance as well.
BERLIN — A German woman on trial for being part of a neo-Nazi group suspected of killing 10 people has spoken in court for the first time to disavow the nationalist ideas she once believed in.
Beate Zschaepe is accused of membership in the National Socialist Underground, or NSU, which carried out a seven-year murder spree targeting mostly immigrants.
Zschaepe told the Munich court on Thursday that she once identified with “elements of nationalist ideology.” German news agency dpa quoted her as saying she now judges people “not by their origin or political mindset but according to their behavior.”
Zschaepe’s trial began in May 2013 and is expected to continue into next year.
She broke her silence for the first time in four years in 2015, telling the court she only learned of the slayings after they had taken place.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – A woman who told police that she killed her husband and set his bed on fire the day after Christmas in 2014 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Sherry Poindexter, a nurse from Holly Ridge, North Carolina, entered her plea Thursday and was sentenced to at least 22 years in prison for fatally shooting Barry Poindexter.
Authorities said said she drove to the police department and called 911 to report the murder, saying she grabbed her husband’s gun during an argument and didn’t mean to kill him. She said she torched the bed because “he’s a good-looking man” and she didn’t want people to see him looking “terrible.”
Local media report she was ordered to undergo a full psychological evaluation and pay $2,332 in funeral expenses.
A reputed gang member has been charged in the 2015 shooting death of a rival, a killing that Chicago police say was part of the retaliatory violence that led to the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, authorities said.
Khalil Yameen, 23, is charged with murder in the slaying of 25-year-old Tracey Morgan, shot and killed in October 2015 after leaving a South Side meeting run by Chicago police and other law enforcement officials that is intended to steer gang members out of jail. In a hearing midday Thursday, Cook County Judge James Brown ordered Yameen held without bail.
Yameen and a second person shot Morgan and his mother after that uncharged person attended the meeting with Morgan, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
The slaying was part of series of retaliatory shootings between two rival gangs – the Killa Ward faction of the Gangster Disciples and a Black P Stones faction known as Bang Bang Gang/Terror Dome, — over the last several years, culminating in the killing of Tyshawn Lee on Nov. 2 in the Auburn-Gresham community. Morgan’s brother was among three men charged in the slaying of Tyshawn, a killing that attracted national media attention and once again highlighted Chicago’s unflattering reputation for runaway gun violence.
The man charged in Washington state’s deadly mall shooting on Sept. 23 voted in three elections despite not having U.S. citizenship.
Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor is charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in relation to last week’s shooting that killed five. The green card holder, who moved to the U.S. from Turkey when he was 7, may now face additional charges related to voter fraud.
State records show that Mr. Cetin registered to vote when he turned 18 and then voted in three elections, including the 2016 presidential primary. Federal sources confirmed to a local NBC affiliate on Wednesday that he is not a U.S. citizen and is legally prohibited from voting.
“We don’t have a provision in state law that allows us either county elections officials or the Secretary of State’s office to verify someone’s citizenship,” Secretary of State Kim Wyman told the station. “So, we’re in this place where we want to make sure we’re maintaining people’s confidence in the elections and the integrity of the process, but also that we’re giving this individual, like we would any voter, his due process. We’re moving forward, and that investigation is really coming out of the investigation from the shootings.”
Mr. Cetin could face five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine if found guilty of the offense.
NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands — Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.
Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications intercepts showed that pro-Moscow rebels had called for deployment of the mobile surface-to-air weapon, and reported its arrival in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine.
From that and other evidence collected by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), “it may be concluded MH17 was shot down by a 9M38 missile launched by a Buk, brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation, and that after launch was subsequently returned to the Russian Federation,” Paulissen told a news conference.
The conclusions were billed as results of a two-year Dutch-led criminal probe of the disaster that claimed 298 lives.
At the news conference Wednesday, the investigators said both Ukraine and Russia had provided radar data, but that the joint team had obtained another file containing “primary data,” recorded by a mobile radar unit in Ukraine, that detected Flight 17 and gave a “complete” picture of the incident.
A prosecutor speaking for the JIT said discussions about what available radar evidence does show, “can be concluded.”
He said there was enough evidence to establish a “solid criminal file.”
ORINDA, Calif. – A California couple is recovering after the woman was shot and her husband was assaulted following what they thought was an early Halloween prank by their son.
Tom Spalding tells KGO-TV (http://abc7ne.ws/2cBQ0fr ) two men wearing Halloween masks approached them in their driveway in the Bay Area city of Orinda. Spalding says he was pistol whipped after giving up his wallet. He says his wife resisted because she thought it was a joke. He says one of them men shot her twice.
The couple’s son ran outside to find his mother shot in the left arm and lower hip.
The 70-year-old Carol Brown was taken to a hospital and police say she is in stable condition.
Police are looking for suspects in the case.
CANTON, N.Y. – A black former college soccer coach accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s 12-year-old son was found not guilty Wednesday by a judge.
Oral “Nick” Hillary hugged his lawyer and cried as Judge Felix Catena ruled against prosecutors who bought a second-degree murder charge against Hillary in the October 2011 killing of Garrett Phillips.
Prosecutors relied on circumstantial evidence to make the case that Hillary choked the boy to death in an apartment in Potsdam, a college town near the Canadian border.
Tandy Cyrus at the St. Lawrence County Courthouse on Sept. 12. (Brit Hanson/North Country Public Radio via AP, Pool)
Hillary’s lawyers argued the case was “riddled with doubt” and repeated the claims of critics who said authorities in the largely white community unjustly prosecuted him.
Hillary was born in Jamaica and first came to northern New York as a standout player at St. Lawrence University. At the time of the killing, he was the head soccer coach at Clarkson University. He and his daughter had lived with Tandy Cyrus and her two sons until the relationship ended in summer 2011.
While prosecutors lacked DNA or fingerprint evidence, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said during closing arguments that he had made a strong case based on evidence that included security camera footage showing the movements of the boy and Hillary on the streets of Potsdam right before the killing.
A commuter train plowed into a platform inside New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken terminal during the Thursday morning rush-hour, killing at least one person and injuring as many as 100, officials said.
Witnesses reported seeing bruised and bloodied passengers, including one woman pinned underneath concrete, after the crash occurred just before 9 a.m. ET inside the teeming train station.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told MSNBC at least one person was killed and all victims from inside the station were removed in the morning. Initial reports provided to NBC News placed the number of fatalities at three.
Jersey City Medical Center said it was treating over 50 patients, including three who were in serious condition with orthopedic injuries and deep cuts, Chief Medical Officer Kenneth Garay said at a news conference. Most of those wounded had minor injuries and were in triage units, he added.
A firefighter who responded to a report of a gas leak at a house in New York City was killed Tuesday morning when the home exploded — moments after crews discovered a possible drug lab there, officials revealed.
The blast killed Bronx Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year veteran and father of three, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters. Fahy was struck by debris while directing operations from the street. Paramedics rushed him to a hospital but doctors couldn’t save him, officials said.
“We lost a hero today,” Nigro added, calling Fahy a “rising star.”
Firefighters had gone to the two-story house in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx to investigate a report of a gas leak when they came upon what they believed to be a drug lab and notified police, authorities said. The house exploded about an hour after the initial report of gas.
The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately clear. Nigro said renters were living in the home.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Army private and another young man were charged with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered after the couple’s 6-year-old daughter called police.
Army Pfc. Joshua Acosta, 21, and Frank Felix, 25, were each charged Tuesday with three counts of murder, and Acosta also faces possible sentencing enhancements for personal discharge of a firearm causing death, the Orange County district attorney’s office said.
Acosta and Felix were friends with the couple’s daughter and attended “furry” events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.
Prosecutors allege that Acosta was the gunman in the killings of Jennifer Yost, 39, her husband, Christopher Yost, 34, and their friend Arthur Boucher, 28.
The New York Police Department says it has arrested a man in connection with a house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief.
Police say Manhattan resident Garivaldi Castillo was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of marijuana. Police haven’t said how he’s connected to the Bronx explosion.
Chief Michael Fahy was killed by falling debris Tuesday while directing operations from the street. He had been supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak at the two-story house. He was a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three.
Authorities are looking into whether the building that exploded was being used to grow marijuana.
Castillo can’t be reached for comment while in custody. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
Police are questioning another man for possible ties to the explosion.
New Jersey emergency’s management system is reporting more than 100 people were injured in the crash, and NJ Transit is reporting multiple passengers are trapped.
Federal investigators are en route, according to Matthew Lehner, spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration.
Passengers the train, number 1614 on NJ Transit’s Pascack Valley line, started in Spring Valley, New York at 7:23 a.m. with a scheduled arrival time in Hoboken of 8:38 a.m, but was running late.
Most of those injured appear to have been riding in the first car or were in the station and were struck by debris.
Passengers on the second car and further back were able to exit the train.
A homeschooled South Carolina teenager shot and killed his father Wednesday before opening fire on a nearby elementary school playground, injuring two students and a teacher, local authorities said.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garland Major told a news conference that two male students at Townville Elementary School were shot in the leg and foot, respectively. A female teacher was shot in the shoulder.
Fox Carolina reported that one of the injured students was in serious condition at a local hospital. Late Wednesday afternoon, officials said the teacher and the less seriously injured student had been treated and released.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was apprehended shortly after the Townville Elementary shooting was reported at around 1:45 p.m. Anderson County District 4 Superintendent Joanne Avery credited the “quick response by the principal, teachers and staff [that] kept this horrific tragedy from being much worse.”
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a “shooting stance,” authorities said.
One of the officers tried and failed to subdue the unidentified man with a stun gun before the other officer fired several times, El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said at a late night news conference. Davis would not say what the object was, but acknowledged it was not a weapon.
Before police announced the death, dozens of protesters gathered at the shooting scene, with some claiming the man was shot with his hands raised. Police disputed that and produced a frame from cellphone video taken by a witness that appeared to show the man in the “shooting stance” as two officers approached with weapons drawn.
The fatal shooting comes just weeks after black men were shot and killed by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in Charlotte, North Carolina, where violent protests broke out.
The El Cajon protest was angry but peaceful. Several dozen people, most of them black, gathered and some cursed at officers guarding the scene. They chanted “black lives matter!” and “hands up, don’t shoot!”
Is The Killer The Caller ?
The Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN) system was developed by Avinoam Sapir, and it is the basis for all Statement Analysis today. Mr. Sapir’s website is LSI and his work is applied to 911 calls in the same manner as it is applied to all statements. Work on 911 calls is to the credit of Mr. Sapir. Any claim to the contrary is fraudulent and is intellectual theft, whether or not the one taking credit is a trained analyst or not. All Analysis by Peter Hyatt
Statement Analysis of Lena Lunsford’s 911 Call
Lunsford is the mother of missing Aliayah Lunsford, 3, who disappeared from the Bendale area of Lewis County three years ago, on September 24, 2011. No one has been charged in the case.
Age 3, Aliayah Lunsford’s mother claims that she last saw her daughter at home on September 24, 2011 around 6:30 a.m.
From the Statement Analysis blog (here)
The following is Statement Analysis of the 911 call, made 11 days ago, by Lena Lunsford, reporting her 3 year old child missing.
What do we look for in 911 calls?
Besides following the principles of Statement Analysis, we specifically look for some of the following red flags in 911 calls:
Does the call begin with a greeting?
Does the caller ask for help for the victim, or for herself?
Does the caller frame the words “I’m sorry” for any reason, in the call?
Does the caller disparage, in any way, the victim?
911 What is your emergency?
My baby’s missing.
Note that this is the first thing mentioned.
What is your address?
(address) I was out looking for her for over an hour.
Note that after answering the question that she provides additional information. When an answer goes beyond the scope of the question, every word is critical. What is it that is a priority to the caller that she goes beyond the address alone?
The subject wants police to know that she has been out looking for over an hour.
Please note that she does not say “I was looking for her” but “out” looking for her for “over an hour”. This is important as it is a reference to time; as all time references are significant.
How old? I need you to calm down.
I’m sorry she’s she’s only three.
Please note “I’m sorry”has entered into the subject’s language. This is always noted no matter why the subject is using these words (see Casey Anthony’s 911 call)
When was the last time you saw him?
It’s a girl. This morning. Real early. I went in and checked on her because she’s been sick with the flu.
Note that “because” tells us why, rather than simply answering the question. This goes beyond the realm of the question of what happened and goes to why something happened. Here she says that she checked on her “real early” because she was sick. Note that she “went in” and checked on her.
Note that sick with the flu is now mentioned.
Okay is it a male or female?
It’s a Girl
Note that “it’s” is reflective language; entering into the language of the operator.
Ok you saw her this morning around 6:30?
That’s the last time you saw her was at 6:30 this morning?
Yes and then she laid back down and went back to sleep. And we went back to bed.
Note that she “laid back down” would indicate that she would have to be up in order to go back down.
Note that when a sentence begins with “And” the subject has missing information here.
Note that “we” went back to bed. Who is “we”? Is it she and Aliayah? Since “we” indicates unity or cooperation, was it she and her husband who went back to bed? She and another child? Who is the other part of the “we”?
Ok was the doors open or anything?
No the doors weren’t open.
Note that she uses reflective language (the language of the operator)
Were they locked?
Yes I think.
(Inuaudible) the residence?
It was difficult to hear the question but it sounded like who lives in the residence, of which the answer is important:
Me and my other kids.
She does not mention the husband or step father. This is not lost on the 911 operator who then asks:
Ok do you live with her father?
Note that other questions she answers but then adds information. Note here regarding who else resides there that she does not give additional information and is not bringing up her husband’s name.
Who is her father?
Her father is a guy named Eric Harris. He doesn’t even know that she exists.
Note that she references the father (male) as a “guy”
Ok and you’ve been looking for her for the past hour?
Yes I’ve looked everywhere (inaudible)
This is concerning.
First, “I’ve looked” is first person singular, but then she says,
“everywhere”. When someone says that they have looked “everywhere” they have no other places to search. This is akin to saying, “I’ve told you everything” therefore, there is nothing more to say. When someone says “I have looked everywhere” they are saying that there are no more places to look, a strong indication that she has no places to search; hence, out of hope.
What was she wearing when you put her back in bed?
She had a little pair of purple Dora pj’s. We went up all these streets. We went up all these streets.
The pronoun is changed to plural, “we”; which is repeated. If she is now speaking of herself and her children, please note that it is repeated:
this is sensitive.
She did not say that they searched for her; only that “we went up” these streets. If she does not tell us that they went up searching, we cannot say that they were searching. This correlates to what the lawyer said: children asked him for gas; and it fits what another neighbor said: he was out at his truck all morning and no one was searching, nor asking him if he had seen Aliayah.
If she went “up” by herself without the children, the change in pronoun is deceptive.
Also, that she went “up” ; something that is repeated. Does this mean that she went up, and that she did not find Aliayah, that Aliayah is “down” somewhere?
Have you been outside checking the area?
Please note that she checked “everywhere” but the operator asks this question anyway.
Yes I’ve drove up all the streets around here looking thinking that maybe she went outside or something. And I don’t think my mom would have came and got her because she’d have woke me up and stuff.
1. Please note that she uses for the third time the word “up” where Aliayah is not found. This may indicate that Aliayah will be found “down” somewhere; down in water, buried in a grave, et.c.
2. “all” the streets; with the same meaning at looking “everywhere”. All the streets “around here” have been looked so even though she has been thorough, she has not been located.
3. Note the inclusion of her thinking, even though it wasn’t ‘correct’ thinking.
4. Note the inclusion of “or something” which strongly indicates that Aliayah went out “or something”; what is the choice? It is she went outside “or” something else happened to her. She is giving police a choice. If she went out, we won’t find her because she has searched “everywhere” and on all the “streets around here” where Aliayah, “only three”could have gone. But since she didn’t, we then must conclude “or something” took place with Aliayah that Lena knows and is not sharing. This sentence is an indiction that Lena Lunsford is deceptively withholding information and would like to limit the searching. She does not want someone else to find Aliayah.
5. Lena introduces, with the word “And” to start the sentence (missing info) her “mom” to the operator. Her mom is significant to Lena and her mother should be carefully interviewed. Please also note that she tells us “because” which explains why something, rather than report what happened. Her mother would have wakened her “and stuff”; what stuff? Police should seek to learn if there has been any arguments, specifically about child care, between Lena and her own mother. What other “stuff” would the mother have done, besides woken Lena up?
Ok have you called your mother?
No I need to do that.
Did the operator just give Lena the idea that she should have called her mother? Now she “needs” to do it.
Please note that she allegedly drove around for an hour and did not call her mother. If she was searching for her child, would she not, after the first few minutes, called her mother? Why would she think that her mother could have had Aliayah ? Is this the type of family that takes a 3 year old without notice? How could a three year old leave without it being known?
This appears contrived and false.
Do you have a phone number for her?
Yes its (number).
What is her name?
Do you want to just call her real quick and call me right back so I know what’s going on ok?
This is unusual and may indicate that the 911 operator did not entirely trust the caller and wanted her to check with her mother. Better would have been to keep Lena on the line, give pauses to allow Lena to choose her own words, while the police were en route to the home. But it does not answer the question as to why she would need to call her mother when she was out searching “everywhere” (everywhere but…her mothers? everywhere, but…”down” where Aliayah can be located?)
911 what is your emergency?
This is Lena Lunsford my mom doesn’t have her.
She doesn’t have her she’s coming now. Oh my god.
You don’t know of any place she would have went there in the community? Is there a friend’s house nearby or somebody that she plays with?
Ok. Is there any place there in the community, a playground, or does she go to church anywhere there?
No. (crying) Help me find her.
The caller specifies her request for help: “help me find her”
I have an officer on the way mam, I need you to calm down ok. You’ve looked everywhere in the house
All the closets, under everything? Under every beds
Do you have a basement?
Its been checked too.
The passive language here suggests deception. It is likely that if police asked the children if they searched the basement, they would tell the police that they did not. Passive language is used to conceal identity often, or when a subject does not want to own a statement with the pronoun, “I” such as “I checked the basement too” especially since she said “I” previously, but then also said “we” drove up the streets…
Ok how about the vehicles outside?
Its been checked that’s what I used to go look for her.
She reported driving around for about an hour looking for her.
And you said that there’s other children in the residence?
Is she old enough where she would be able to reach the door handle?
Yes she is.
Oh my god. Here, please play with your brother for a minute. (talking to child)
What color is her hair?
She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Here the subject gives the additional info of the color of her eyes which would have been asked next. Was this rehearsed?
Do you know how much she weighs?
She weighs approximately 32 to 35 pounds.
Maybe a little more.
Ok. Do you know how tall she is?
Um I’m guessing around three feet I’m, I’m not for sure right now I’m sorry.
Please note that this is the 2nd time she has said “I’m sorry” to a 911 operator.
That’s ok. Was there anybody else in the residence with you this morning, any other adults?
No, umm the only adult that
The tape cut out here.
Other children in the residence?
Umm I have five kids.
OK so there’s 4 others in the residence?
There’s three right now.
Ok. Where is the other one?
My son is at visitation with his father.
Note: he is not visiting with his father, but “at visitation” suggests court ordered or supervised.
Ok. So you got up at 6:30 this morning with her?
Yes she got sick. Yes
This should be considered sensitive; via repetition and that the time frame is mentioned and she repeats about being sick. That the child was sick may prove vital in the investigation.
She went back to bed, went back to sleep and you laid down on
How old are your other children that are in
Ok did any of them see her this morning? What time did they get up?
The compound question is to be avoided.
They came in here umm, I’m not sure maybe around 7, 7:30, came in my room with me.
Please notice that the additional qualifiers are found when asked about timeframe.
“I’m not sure” is a qualifier
“maybe” is a qualifer
“around” is a qualifier, equally three in one sentence to this point, but then she says “7, 7″30,
which is the fourth. Investigators assuming that this is sensitive and deceptive would be correct. Overall, her time frames are sensitive and she does not appear truthful about them.
Ok you said 11 year old 9year old and 8 mos?
Ok can you look outside and see the officer?
Yes Inaudible Oh God.
In the front. Oh my god. Yes I see one out here.
Please note that in these two calls, she appeared to avoid talking about her husband, Aliayah’s step father. Statement Analysis means not only looking at the words chosen, but what is missing.
It can be assumed that the following are sensitive to Lena Lunsford:
“Up” versus “down”
Her husband; Aliayah’s step father
It appears that she does not want them looking for Aliayah, as she has already told them that she has searched “everywhere” and that being only 3, she could not have walked far, but “we” have been “up” all the streets in the area.
It should be noted that twice she formed the words “I’m sorry” in this call. This is often an indicator of a form of regret; for some, they are sorry for what they have done (or failed to do) and for others, they are sorry for being caught.
It is likely that Lena Lunsford knows more than what she has said to police and may be directly involved, or may be covering up for someone else, including her husband. Careful interviewing and polygraphs should be conducted also with the grandmother, and from other statements, the aunt.
Others will weigh in on the crying; those trained in voice recognition, for example; though at times, to my untrained ear, the crying sounded contrived and forced.
911 Call Analysis Conclusion
Lena Lunsford is being deceptive by withholding information, and the searching, timeline and topic of her husband should all be considered sensitive areas for her.
MASSILLON, Ohio – Massillon police are looking for a man who abducted a 9-year-old girl in Massillon and then sexually assaulted her.
Police said it happened around 6 p.m. Monday near 2nd Street NE and Cherry Road NE as the girl was walking home from the library. The man earned the girl’s trust by pretending be an officer, according to Detective Dave McConnell.
“She just said that he had some type of vest on and that he did say that he was a police officer. He didn’t have a uniform on. He just stated that he was a police officer and that her parents told him that she was reported missing, that she had to go with him,” McConnell said.
According to police, the stranger forced the girl into a pickup truck, took her a short distance away and assaulted her near St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
The girl was able to get away, walked home and reported what happened to her stepfather.
BOSTON – The mother of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach last year plans to testify at her ex-boyfriend’s trial in the toddler’s death.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2d8ZDjt ) an attorney for Rachelle Bond said Tuesday her client will testify against Michael McCarthy when he goes on trial in the death of Bella Bond.
Rachelle Bond has pleaded not guilty to being an accessory to murder and will be tried separately. McCarthy has denied killing Bella.
Attorney Janice Bassil tells the newspaper Bond lives to testify against McCarthy.
McCarthy’s attorney says prosecutors need Bond’s testimony and are relying on her account of Bella’s death. No trial date has been set.
DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire officials are worried after fliers soliciting young women for “sugar daddies” have been appearing on campus and in downtown Durham.
Town Administrator Todd Selig says the ads have popped up on several downtown businesses’ bulletin boards since last week. Police are asking for residents’ help in removing them.
The fliers seek to connect attractive, cash-strapped female students with “sophisticated (but fun!) gentlemen” who will pay students for being their “dinner companion.”
Selig says the ads aren’t illegal, but it raises concern because these relationships often have sexual expectations attached and can sometimes be difficult to get out of.
Amy Culp, director of UNH’s Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program, says student safety is paramount for the university and bystander involvement is crucial to keeping them safe.
Sources within the New York Police Department are likening the scene inside a blind hoarder’s home to something from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Authorities told the New York Post on Sunday that a medical emergency for Brooklyn widow Rita Wolfensohn led to a grisly discovery on Sept. 15. Sister-in-law Josette Buchman arrived at Ms. Wolfensohn’s home to get items for a hospital stay, only to find a “completely intact” and clothed skeleton inside a bedroom.
Ms. Wolfensohn’s son, Louis, disappeared roughly 20 years ago and would be 49 years old today.
Police have not officially identified the body, but said the individual died of natural causes. The home allegedly smelled of rotting food, and the room where the body was found looked like “a garbage truck had dumped its load,” sources told the newspaper.
The legally blind women told cops that she thought her son had moved out.
An NYPD cop was charged with second-degree murder Monday in an off-duty road-rage shooting in Brooklyn that left another driver dead in the street — marking the first case brought under an executive order signed in the wake of the Eric Garner killing, sources said.
Wayne Isaacs, 37, was indicted on the rap, along with first-degree manslaughter, by a Brooklyn grand jury following a probe by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who last year began serving as a special prosecutor for all police killings of civilians in New York, sources said.
Isaacs is the first cop charged by the special prosecutor since Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Schneiderman to that role in August 2015, nearly a year to the day after Garner’s chokehold death during his arrest on Staten Island.
Two Indiana children were found dead in a vehicle outside a police station Monday hours after an Amber Alert was issued for them.
According to Fox 59, the alert was issued for Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 6, around noon. Police said the children were last seen at around 6:20 a.m. in Fort Wayne and were believed to be in “extreme danger.” The Allen County Sheriff suspected that the children were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Amber Pasztor.
An officer from the Elkhart Police Department was stopped by Amber Pasztor at around 5:25 p.m. who said the two children were dead in the backseat of her 1999 Mercury Mystique. Police arrested the 29-year-old on two counts of murder and was transferred to the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.
Aliayah Lunsford, 3, of Bendale, seemingly vanished without a trace from her home in the early morning hours of September 24, 2011. Family members say they are prepared for the worst possible outcome–her death. But they also make one thing clear: they need resolution and they need closure.
“We have to have it,” Vickie Bowen, Aliayah’s great aunt from Webster County, said Saturday. “We have to have some type of closure. We asked. We begged. We were told we would get monthly updates. We’re not getting anything.”
A representative from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department said the investigation is open and that numerous law enforcement agencies are continuing to follow leads, but choose not to disclose that information if the leads turn out to be nothing. Bowen said anything resembling communication would be appreciated.
“They come here on the 24th of September and say, ‘We’re still investigating,’” she said. “We need to know the other 364 days of the year as well. We need some reassurance.”
Prosecutors in the US state of Washington say a 20-year-old man in custody has confessed to going on a murderous rampage in a shopping centre, which left five people dead.
Arcan Cetin was arrested in his hometown Oak Harbor on Saturday, nearly 24 hours after the attack in Burlington, 40 minutes’ drive away.
He was born in Turkey and is a legal US permanent resident, officials say.
Investigators say they are not ruling out any motives, including terrorism.
Cetin’s stepfather says he has a history of mental health issues.
According to the Associated Press, Cetin’s postings online included references to a serial killer and Adolf Hitler, as well as pictures of so-called Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomenei.
(Reuters) – The waters of the Cedar River are expected on Tuesday to hit their highest level in nearly a decade, putting strain on a sprawling network of flood barricades in Iowa’s second-largest city of Cedar Rapids.
As many as 5,800 homes and businesses are at risk in an evacuation zone along the river, which is projected to crest on Tuesday afternoon at 23 feet (7 m), well above its flood stage, following recent heavy rains.
Late on Monday, officials in the city of about 126,000 said the nearly 10 miles (16 km) of temporary flood barricades and a quarter-million sandbags put in place by emergency crews over the last few days appear to be working, media reported.
“Everything is holding,” public works director Jen Winter told a city council meeting, the Gazette newspaper in City Rapids reported.
The rise of the water appeared to be slowing, though it had reached sandbags and barriers in some areas by Monday night, Winter said.
By Emily Harris
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – Dozens of protesters took their fight for racial equality in policing to the heart of Charlotte’s power structure on Monday, demanding the resignations of the mayor, police chief, and lawmakers in the wake of the police slaying of a black man.
Residents and activists, many of whom have participated in street demonstrations every day since the death of Keith Scott on Tuesday, spoke at a packed city council meeting of frustrations with racial discrimination in the North Carolina city of about 792,800 residents.
Many speakers said city officials were responsible for ensuring police officers treat everyone fairly, and called on Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, and members of the city council to resign.
“If you can’t do your job, let’s find someone who can,” said Darcel Chandler, an attorney.
“We can’t choose who we want the laws to apply to.”
The death of Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven, in Charlotte, and Terence Crutcher in Oklahoma, were the latest cases to raise questions about racial bias in U.S. law enforcement and stoke a national debate on policing ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.
A gunman who died in a shootout with officers in Houston Monday was a lawyer who lived in the neighborhood and left a car full of weapons near the scene, the city’s police chief said.
“We are bringing in the bomb squad to secure it safe,” Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.
Attorney Nathan DeSai has been identified as the alleged shooter, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told CNN.
DeSai was a lone gunman who was disgruntled over matters at the law firm where he worked, according to the mayor, who said he’d been briefed on the shooting by police. DeSai practiced business, criminal and family law, according to his profile on the State Bar of Texas website.
Police said nine people were injured in the shooting, one critically and one seriously.
6. And the most shoplifted items are…odd. “The two most shoplifted items is a tie between clothes and Tide Pods,” the manager said. “People were just slicing open the Tide Pod Pouches and dumping them into a bag. But I’ve seen a lot of stupid things get stolen like two packs [of] hot cocoa mix out of a box, a few trash bags out of a box, a few Ziploc bags out of a box that were only a dollar to begin with…tons more.”
Today, the FBI released its annual compilation of crimes reported to its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by law enforcement agencies from around the nation. Crime in the United States, 2015reveals a 3.9 percent increase in the estimated number of violent crimes and a 2.6 percent decrease in the estimated number of property crimes last year when compared to 2014 data.
According to the report, there were an estimated 1,197,704 violent crimes committed around the nation. While that was an increase from 2014 figures, the 2015 violent crime total was 0.7 percent lower than the 2011 level and 16.5 percent below the 2006 level.
Among some of the other statistics contained in Crime in the United States, 2015:
- The estimated number of murders in the nation was 15,696.
- During the year, there were an estimated 90,185 rapes. (This figure currently reflects UCR’s legacy definition. Learn more about the revised rape definition.)
- There were an estimated 327,374 robberies nationwide, which accounted for an estimated $390 million in losses (average dollar value of stolen property per reported robbery was $1,190).
- Firearms were used in 71.5 percent of the nation’s murders, 40.8 percent of robberies, and 24.2 percent of aggravated assaults.
- Property crimes resulted in losses estimated at $14.3 billion. The total value of reported stolen property (i.e., currency, jewelry, motor vehicles, electronics, firearms) was $12,420,364,454.
I see Medusa has whacked her follow list!! LOL!!
She got caught tweeting stuff about me and then deleting it later! Can you believe it!!! rofl
So, she whacked about 15 or so folks from her follow list, which would have included a bunch of innocent people. Mercy!
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Several people in the vicinity of a Houston strip mall were injured by a shooter who fired upon vehicles on Monday, and the suspect was shot by police officers, authorities in the Texas city said.
At least seven people were injured, local media reports said.
Several of the victims suffered gunshot wounds to their extremities and a couple of the injuries were more serious, a fire department spokesman told local media. All of the victims were inside their vehicles when they were shot, he said.
“At this time, the shooting scene is believed to be contained,” the city said on its emergency page.
People who were shot by the suspect were transported to area hospitals and the exact extent of their injuries was not yet known, Houston police said.
The suspect, Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Wash., was arrested Saturday night in Oak Harbor, about 29 miles southwest of Burlington, after a manhunt that lasted more than 20 hours. Cetin had not been formally charged in connection with the killings Friday night at Macy’s inside the mall.
Tips from the public helped police arrest Cetin after officials distributed blurry photos of the suspect.
The suspect, who immigrated from Turkey with his family, “is a legal, permanent resident of the United States,” said Lt. Chris Cammock of the Mount Vernon Police Department.
No evidence pointed to terrorism, Michael Knutson, assistant special agent in charge of the Seattle FBI, said at a news conference late Saturday. Authorities suspect Cetin was the only gunman.
The suspect in the Washington state mall shooting was apprehended by police 30 miles from the scene of the crime in a ‘zombie-like state’ on Saturday evening.
Arcan Cetin, 20, an immigrant originally from Adana, Turkey, was arrested near his Oak Harbor home almost 24 hours after he allegedly opened fire in the make-up department of Macy’s in Burlington’s Cascade Mall, killing four women and one man.
At a press conference on Saturday evening after Cetin’s arrest, police refused to ‘rule out or rule in’ terrorism.
This was the twitter account turned into the Kentucky Federal Prosecutor as belonging to Deric Lostutter.
Turns out it wasn’t Deric at all.
Make no mistake – I believe Deric belongs in jail….
But the whole Prinnie vs Deric thing sucks and I will tell you why.
Prinnie was riding on high with her CNN appearances and so forth.
Problem was that was all free…. it didn’t pay.
Now fast forward to Deric starting to get attention/press.
Well, the story is pretty well documented and does’t need a repeat here.
Prinnie and Michelle got furious.
Get the picture?
My opinion is a widely held opinion. It is even an opinion that is held within the Anonymous community. An opinion that is withheld in the twitter Anonymous community that hate Deric and hope to see him in jail, but have no part in the Prinnie pity party.
Look for yourselves.
It saddens me to a huge degree that people I once considered friends have stooped to the level of being buds with a revenge porn supporter.
Prinnie, Michelle, Holly, Lynda, Kim have always been extreme advocates against revenge prorn, so to see them buddy up with Tracy Glass is a bit breath taking and extremely disappointing.
Even Murt is on for the dip.
They have the freedom of free choice, of course, and it’s completely their business as to who they associate with, but it is still a bit shocking.
Prinnie has been a leading advocate of anti-rape and anti-revenge porn.
These women have their choices as free Americans. They seem to have sided with the revenge porn agenda.
Sad to say the least.
I may go poof at any moment peeps!! Pray for me!!
Kim has tweeted that my Dad was a dentist. OMG!!
She has also tweeted my Dad was in the Navy!! Oh fuck, they’ll find me for sure now!!
Also tweeted that one of my grandmother’s names was Retta!!! I’m really fucked now!!
And spit out the name “Jetty”!!! Help me!!! LMAO!!
Said I was in the same family tree as Sam Clemens!!! Holy shit!!
Hahaha … I am so laughing at this nonsense.
Well, thank God I’m not on Facebook, so Prinnie can’t ID me. LMAO!!!
Anyone remember the @Rocketman1069 account on twitter? Barely literate, full of misspellings, grammar and puntuation errors, threats of physical violence towards her BFF Levi and her now BFF Murt. Sexually explicit tweets. Embarrassing for someone that graduated summa cum laude and is a respected lawyer to be involved with someone of that stature.
But her ex BFF and even her arch enemy Mlee claimed that the Rocket account was not the young man she met in Satsuma that helped her run the Haleighbug Center. Many people claimed she was running the account.
As a side note. According to people that have contacted the young man she met in Satsuma, he has matured and grown up quite a bit and is no longer the same person that she was involved with in 2009.
If you recall the bar complaint Pirate (Kendall Clark) helped Marie and Crystal draft the young man regretted his relationship with the lawyer.
What a mess. Most people would be embarrassed about all of this. It is a bad soap opera.
The FBI said Saturday that there is no indication of a terrorism link in a shooting at a Seattle-area mall that killed 5.
“We have no indication this was a terrorism act,” an assistant special agent in the FBI’s Seattle office said at a press conference Saturday morning on the shooting. “There is no evidence to support that.”
Authorities are still searching for the gunman who was last seen armed with a rifle after four women and a man were fatally shot Friday night at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington State Patrol said.
The victims were shot in the makeup department at Macy’s at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, before 7 p.m. local time, police said.
In addition to the four women who died earlier, a male who had sustained life-threatening injuries died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, several hours after he had been transported there, Sgt. Mark Francis, a public information officer with the Washington State Patrol, announced early Sunday morning.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Demonstrators carried signs, chanted and marched in a peaceful protest hours after the family of a black man shot by police released video showing the events leading up to his death.
Friday’s march through Charlotte’s business district was the fourth night of demonstrations over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier in the week.
After darkness fell, dozens of people took to the streets to urge police to release dashboard and body camera video that could show more clearly what happened. Police have said Scott was armed, but witnesses say he held only a book.
The group, which appeared smaller than previous nights, carried a banner that said “Just Release the Tapes.”
In the wake of two recent police-involved shootings of black men in Oklahoma and North Carolina, a group of about 450 protesters marched Friday night in downtown Atlanta in what the Georgia NAACP president called an “escalation.”
“Black people have witnessed people do violence to them and (the offender) be protected by law enforcement,” NAACP Chapter President Francys Johnson said at a news conference Friday before the protest.
“It is in fact an escalation,” he said. “We aren’t asking anymore. We’re demanding.”
The person I feel the most sorry for in all of this is Kim Picazio. It must be extremely difficult to play a mildly respected attorney by day and a vicious, conniving, manipulative, lying, two-faced internet troll on Twitter at night who is pretending to be a great Florida attorney by day who knows the law. The toll it must take on her to promise everyone to make things go away then having to hop, skip and jump from troll to troll in attempt to keep her “clients” believing she is their leader, their attorney and their friend when she probably hates them all. It is mind boggling how she does it.
Picazio even sacrifices her daily routine of pretending to go to the office and work so she can step in on Twitter, in an attempt to be a hero to people that only need her because they have been harassing others on the interwebz. In fact, she has done this so much that she added “Ruler of Troll Laws” to her website. Not those words, but you get the idea. No doubt she does this all for free since not one of her twitter “clients” have two nickels to rub together. My golly, all of this internet troll business must cost her a fortune!
I could go on and on about the sacrifice she made to abandon her youngest child for basically months, to seek fame and fortune in Putnam County, FL. Sadly, she didn’t find Haleigh, BUT SHE DID FIND A YOUNG, HOT STUD NAMED JEREMIAH! Whoo Hoooo! But again, that cost her money, a lot of stud money. Not to mention the wear and tear on her Jaguar when she let Jeremiah use it for the weekend.
What will poor Kim do when Goddard turns on her and starts writing about her on her offshore blog? I’m worried that if she pursues that legally then she won’t be able to pay her ex-husband’s rent and that would be a darn shame. He’ll have to go back to writing bad checks again.
I shudder to think of all of the money she has had to spend fighting trolls. She probably should have spent time at home feeding her kids, instead of being forced to spend it on her ego instead.
Everyone just needs to stop picking on innocent Kim. She a victim! NOT!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
CBS is about to be sued by JonBenet Ramsey‘s older brother, two days after the network aired a documentary in which experts concluded the brother killed her.
Burke Ramsey‘s lawyer, L. Lin Wood, tells TMZ, “You damn betcha I’m gonna sue CBS, the phony experts and everyone else that put this thing together.”
The documentary concludes Burke, then 9, killed his little sister by hitting her on the head with a heavy flashlight, while John and Patsy Ramsey covered up the kill to protect him.
The theory flies in the face of autopsy findings, which concluded JonBenet died from “asphyxia strangulation” associated with head trauma. There were scores of theories … the most prominent being someone struck the 6-year-old with a flashlight and one of the parents used a garrote to finish her off. The theory — the parents allegedly killed JonBenet to then make it seem that an intruder murdered her.
The theory was never pursued by prosecutors.
CBS tells TMZ, the network “stands by the broadcast and will do so in court.”
If it goes to court this could become a de facto murder trial.