Jonathan Mattise and Travis Loller, Associated Press Updated 6:05 pm CDT, Friday, May 10, 2019 FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Michael Cummins. Court records show Michael Cummins was convicted and released on probation repeatedly in the two years leading up to the discovery of the bodies over the weekend at two homes in rural Sumner County. Law enforcement agents arrested Cummins on Saturday, April 27 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from one of the two crime scenes at separate homes in rural Sumner County, Tenn. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP, File) less FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Michael Cummins. Court records show Michael Cummins was convicted and released on probation repeatedly in the two ... more Photo: Uncredited, AP … [Read more...] about Authorities say victim in Tennessee killings was decapitated
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Stephen Gruber-Miller Des Moines Register Published 12:10 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 JEFFERSON, Ia. — An Iowa father was sentenced Monday to 75 years in prison for sexually assaulting his daughter, who died months later in a house fire that authorities believe was intentionally set. James Hubert Exline Jr., 47, received his sentence Monday morning at the Greene County Courthouse in Jefferson. The sentence includes 50 years for a second-degree sexual abuse charge and 25 years for a charge of third-degree sexual abuse. "This was not an isolated incident. It happened over a period of time. You were already a convicted sex offender on lifetime parole," District Court Judge James Drew said to Exline. "And even more troubling is the fact that you did this to your own daughter." Exline must serve a minimum of 85 percent of each sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He is required to register for life as a sex offender. More: 'Horrific' sexual abuse allegations prompt … [Read more...] about ‘Extremely dangerous’ father sentenced to 75 years for sexually abusing his daughter, who then died in a fire
Cameron Knight Cincinnati Enquirer Published 7:29 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 A moving company scheme defrauding more than 900 people by holding their furniture and belongings hostage, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. And investigators think there are more victims. Five people have been arrested. At least seven more arrests are pending. Seven warehouses across the country, including one in West Chester, have been locked down by federal agents. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said scammers operated in at least 10 states, but added that investigators believe there are many victims who have not yet come forward. He said there could be victims in every state. The scheme was simple. Glassman explained the group would offer a low binding estimate for the moving work, then once the items were loaded on a truck, the suspects would demand more money. Investigators said the scheme was carried out hundreds of times between April 2013 and July 2018. "Imagine how vulnerable of a … [Read more...] about Were you a victim of a national moving company conspiracy?
Lici Beveridge Hattiesburg American Published 9:43 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 A Hattiesburg man will serve 10 years in prison for voyeurism stemming from an incident that occurred in March 2017 at a retail store on U.S. 98 West. Jerry Wayne Nobles, 55, was given the maximum sentence by 15th District Circuit Judge Claiborne "Buddy" McDonald onJuly 16 after a Lamar County jury found Nobles guilty in June. Related: Former Earl Travillion teacher turns herself in at jail Nobles exposed himself to an 11-year-old boy and spied on the boy "with lewd and licentious purpose" while he was in a bathroom stall at the business, District Attorney Hal Kittrell said. Assistant District Attorneys Laurel Brinkley and Lauren Harless prosecuted the case. "It is a nightmare scenario for any parent that their child would be a victim of voyeurism while using a public restroom," Kittrell said. … [Read more...] about Hattiesburg man gets 10 years for spying on a boy in a bathroom
Nia Wilson spent her last day doing what she did during so much of her life — shouting in the face of tragedy. Just hours before she was fatally stabbed with breathtaking suddenness on a BART platform last Sunday, the 18-year-old had been at a poolside barbecue in Martinez with her family. She was honoring the memory of her high school boyfriend who died two years ago. Last week marked what would have been his 18th birthday, and in typical fashion for a woman who posted verses about staying strong through storms, she was choosing assertive optimism over tears. But that optimistic life ended at 9:38 p.m. as Wilson and one of her sisters were boarding a train at the MacArthur Station, headed home to Oakland. Striding quickly behind them, a young man stabbed both in the neck with thrusts from the side, then, after standing to watch for a moment, dashed away. Wilson collapsed into the arms of her wounded sister Lahtifa, 26. People around them were still screaming when police arrived … [Read more...] about Two lives taking separate paths clash on BART platform, ending in a death