Ridgeland man killed over Playstation 3
RIDGELAND — A young Ridgeland man is dead after he was shot to death over a Playstation 3.
The 24-year-old man was found dead in the living room of his East Adams St home Saturday night by the Ridgeland Police Department
Those close to the man say he was a happy guy, who was raising a 2-year-old daughter.
If you have any information you are asked to contact Investigators Lt. Daniel Litchfield or Sgt. Chris McIntosh with the Ridgeland Police Department at 843-717-1035 or call 911. [WTOC]
Man wanted for sexually assaulting waitress
PROSPERITY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who sexually assaulted a waitress at a restaurant on Macedonia Church Rd on Friday night.
The suspect entered the restaurant and ordered food. He then grabbed the waitress on her breast and then attempt to make sexual advances of the waitress. After she grabbed her cell phone, the suspect left the business.
The suspect is described as a white, male between the ages of 40 and 60. He is about 5'10" and has short brown hair. He also had a goatee. He has a medium build and was wearing a gray or blue shirt and tight blue jeans.
The suspect left driving a gold late 90's model GMC extended cab pickup truck.
If you have any information about the suspect or this incident, you are strongly urged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Newberry County Sheriff's Office at 803-321-2222. [WIS News 10]
Kansas City woman gets slap on wrist for killing husband, nation rightfully shows its fury at woman, judge
KANSAS CITY, MO — A woman will be out of jail before this summer is over.
A 30-year-old woman was sentenced to 'shock time' after she admitted to killing her husband on Valentine's Day 2012. She was four months pregnant at the time of the crime and gave birth on the week of July 16, 2012. The man will never get to meet his daughter after the killing.
His family was outraged, as was a majority of the nation, over the sentence.
“She knew what she was doing. She had every intent to shoot him,” said the victim’s sister. “I wish someone would make sense out of it for me ’cause I can’t make sense out of it.”
The shooting occurred over a dispute about a credit card.
“There was no signs of bruises when they examined her that evening she had not a scratch,” added the victim's sister.
“She absolutely deserved 7 years and I think really the judge said it best, ‘She brought a handgun to this situation, she was the only one that did that, that was her choice,’” said Prosecutor Jean Baker.
The victim's sister said that Judge John Torrence turned a blind eye to the facts. “No justice, he gave our family no justice, none!” she yelled.
The family is now in the process of attempting to terminate the woman's parental rights. The names of the murderess and the victim's sister are not being released on this blog to protect the identity of the murder victim. [WDAF-DT Fox 4]
Gay man murdered in hate crime in New York
NEW YORK CITY — A 32-year-old man was shot to death by a career criminal simply because he was gay.
The 32-year-old man was shot in the head with a .38-caliber revolver by ex-con Elliot Morales, 33, who yelled numerous gay slurs before the shooting.
Mr. Morales was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime, although the victim's family will push for capital murder charges to be filed against Mr. Morales.
“Look at you faggots,” Mr. Morales said, according to prosecutors. “You look like gay wrestlers.”
Mr. Morales laughed at the NYPD officers shortly after confessing to the murder.
Mr. Morales served a lengthy stint behind bars for a robbery. He had previously served 10 years in prison for robbery, the New York Times reported; NY1 said Mr. Morales was arrested for attempted murder 15 years ago. It’s unclear how he came to acquire the gun.
“It’s clear that the victim here was killed only because and just because he was thought to be gay,” said New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The incident was NYC’s 22nd bias crime this year and the third anti-gay attack in as many weeks, according to the Frisky.
[New York Daily News]