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Arizona mom found guilty of starving her 3-year-old son to death and storing his body in a toy chest

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An Arizona mother accused of starving her 3-year-old son to death and storing his body in a toy chest has been found guilty of first-degree murder and child abuse.

Raquel Barreras, 44, of Tuscon, was convicted on Friday, KGUN-TV reported.

According to the media outlet, prosecutors said Barreras and her husband Martin starved their son Roman and didn’t allow anyone to feed him.

ARIZONA COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER CHILD’S REMAINS FOUND IN TOY CHEST

Barreras pleaded guilty to the crime and her lawyer said she was a drug addict who was struggling financially.

In opening statements, her defense pushed back on claims she murdered her son and said Roman was a “medically compromised” child, according to The Mirror.

The Tucson couple was arrested in March 2014 after human remains believed to be those of their son were found in a plastic toy chest in the backyard of a home where the family had been living.

According to Tucson police, the remains were discovered by a landlord who was cleaning the home as the family was in the process of moving out.

It’s believed Roman died sometime between the spring of 2013 and January 2014 and, the Mirror reported, according to an autopsy report, he died from starvation and neglect.

The couple has four other children.

MOTHER SAYS DAUGHTER WAS BITTEN MORE THAN 25 TIMES AT ARIZONA DAYCARE

In 2014, Authorities said that their three youngest children, who were minors, were turned over to Child Protective Services (CPS).

Police said the other children did not appear to have any signs of abuse, but the children reportedly did not attend school regularly.

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor said the family had previous contact with CPS and the agency had taken the children away before but returned them to the parents.

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(Tucson Police Department)

In fact, The Arizona Department of Child Safety reportedly removed Roman and three of his older siblings from his parents after his birth in July 2010 due to drug exposure.

However, a year later, Roman was back with his father, who has also been charged with first-degree murder and is scheduled for trial in August.

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Barreras is expected to be sentenced on July 22.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Bartender charged with serving Texas man before 2017 rampage at football watch party that left 8 dead

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A Texas bartender accused of serving an intoxicated man who later went on to kill 8 people during a shooting rampage at a football watch party in 2017 was charged Tuesday with a misdemeanor.

Lindsey Glass, 27, was arrested Tuesday and faces a fine up to $500, a year in jail, or both, after allegedly violating a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that restricts “sale to certain persons.”

“A person commits an offense if the person with criminal negligence sells an alcoholic beverage to an habitual drunkard or an intoxicated or insane person,” according to the code.

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Glass worked at the Local Public House in Plano, where Spencer Hight showed up on the night of Sept. 10, 2017, and was served despite displaying signs of intoxication at the bar.

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Lindsey Glass, 27, worked at the Local Public House in Plano, where she allegedly served Spencer Hight after he was already intoxicated before he went on to kill 8 people at a football watch party. (Collin County Sheriff’s Office)

In a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission report obtained by NBC5, Glass had texted another bartender saying that Hight was in the bar earlier that day and “had 2 gins and he only had 2 beers and a shot when he came back [sic] I think he was at another bar while he was gone.”

She sent another text that read, “Spencer has a big knife on the bar and is spinning it and just asked for his tab and said I have to go do some dirty work … Psychoooooooo,” according to the report obtained by NBC5.

Hight left the bar and barged into the home of his ex-wife, Meredith Hight, killing 8 people before he was shot and killed by police. The Collin County medical examiner’s office found that Hight had a blood alcohol level of 0.33 during the shooting, which is about four times the state’s legal limit for driving. Police said that Glass did later follow Hight to the home and called 911 before leaving, but it wasn’t soon enough.

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The victims included Anthony Michael Cross, 33, Olivia Nicole Deffner, 24, James Richard Dunlop, 29, Darryl William Hawkins, 22, Rion Christopher Morgan, 31, Myah Sade Bass, 28, and Caleb Seth Edwards, 25. Carly Shockey was the sole survivor of the shooting after she was shot in the jaw, according to FOX4.

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Eight people were killed when gunman Spencer Hight opened fire in September 2017. (Fox 4 News)

The victims’ families have since filed a lawsuit against the bar for negligence for overserving Hight. The lawsuit states that Hight was stumbling around the bar and “ran into a large picnic table on the patio hard enough to move the table. He staggered back inside and again took a seat at the bar.”

The defendants have denied the allegations.

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In a settlement with the TABC last year, Local Public House agreed to give up its liquor license after the shooting. Under the settlement, the bar’s permit holder didn’t admit to wrongdoing.

“This case shows the critically important role that TABC-licensed businesses play in upholding public safety,” said Bentley Nettles, the commission’s executive director. “Anyone, including customers, business owners, or employees, should contact their local police any time they suspect a threat to the public. In some cases, shootings like this can be stopped before a life is lost.”

Local Public House’s attorney, Ryan Hughes, declined to comment to the Associated Press at the time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ex-high school football player who made headlines for being homeless charged with murdering girlfriend: police

A former high school football player who made headlines last year after he was not allowed to play because he was homeless has been charged with murdering his girlfriend.

Jamal Speaks, 19, of Palmer Park, Md., was arrested and charged with “first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault and weapons charges,” Prince George’s Police Department said in a statement.

On April 7, police responded to calls at a home in Fort Washington and discovered Saniyah Floyd, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

INFANT AND TODDLER AMONG 12 SHOOTING VICTIMS IN BALTIMORE, MARRING NEW MAYOR’S FIRST DAY

“Initially, responding officers and detectives were advised by witnesses that the victim accidentally shot herself,” police said in a statement Friday. “An autopsy revealed that her wound could not have been self-inflicted, and the medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.”

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Jamal Speaks, 19, of Palmer Park, Md., was arrested and charged with “first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault and weapons charges,” Prince George’s Police Department said in a statement. (Prince George’s County Police Dept)

Following an investigation, authorities discovered Speaks had illegally purchased a gun and “had been playing with the gun throughout the day.”

Police said the suspect “fired the weapon one time, striking the victim.” Authorities said Speaks tried to put the gun in the victim’s hand to make it seem as if she shot herself.

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Speaks made headlines last year after multiple media outlets reported he was attempting to play on Ballou High School’s football team but was denied due to being homeless. Later, he was allowed to play, WJLA reported.

Speaks is in custody “on a no-bond status.”

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‘Fatal Attraction’ killer Carolyn Warmus granted parole, may be released from prison in June

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The former New York schoolteacher who was convicted of killing her lover’s wife in 1992 in a sensational case dubbed the “Fatal Attraction” murder has been granted parole and could be released from prison as early as June.

Carolyn Warmus, 55, could be released from Bedford Hills prison as early as June 10 after a three-member panel of the state parole board granted her release.

Warmus was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in 1992 for the murder of Betty Jeanne Solomon. Warmus, the daughter of a wealthy Michigan insurance executive, has always maintained her innocence. She told CBS 2 New York in an interview in 2016 that she was framed. She was denied parole when she first became eligible in 2017.

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Warmus was having an affair with Solomon’s husband, Paul Solomon, a fellow teacher at Greenville Elementary School in Edgemont, when she fired nine gunshots at Betty Jeanne Solomon in the victim’s home in Greenburgh, N.Y., on Jan. 15, 1989, prosecutors said.

The victim’s body was discovered by Paul Solomon following a night out with Warmus, the Journal News reported.

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Carolyn Warmus, a former New York schoolteacher who was convicted of killing Betty Jeanne Solomon in 1992, has been granted parole and could be released from prison as early as June 10. This photo is from Jan. 22, 1991. (AP)

A key witness in the trial was New York City private investigator Vincent Parco, who testified that he had sold Warmus a .25-caliber handgun with a silencer days before the killing. Paul Solomon was initially a prime suspect in the death of his wife due to his “multiple affairs, questionable life insurance policy and a lucrative movie contract,” CBS 2 New York reported.

Paul Solomon declined to comment to the Journal News regarding Warmus’ parole.

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The sensational case was covered by a number of media outlets and spurned two television films and a book. The case was dubbed the “Fatal Attraction” killing following the 1987 hit flick that starred Michael Douglas and Glenn Close.

Mayer Morganroth, an attorney for Warmus, said she has “significant health problems” and would not say where she would be living once she was released from prison, the Journal News reported.

“We are indeed pleased that release has been granted,” Morganroth said in a statement regarding the parole.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Infant and toddler among 12 shooting victims in Baltimore, marring new mayor’s first day

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An infant and toddler were among 12 shooting victims in Baltimore Friday night.

The 1-year-old infant was shot in the leg; the 2-year-old baby was shot in the torso. Police said they were in stable condition, Fox 45 Baltimore reported.

Of the 10 other shooting victims, three went directly to the morgue for post-mortem exams.

“It’s upsetting to me, and I’m sure it’s upsetting to the law-abiding citizens of Baltimore, this level of violence,” the city’s new mayor Jack Young said in response to the shooting of the two young children, the Baltimore Sun reported.

The three fatal victims and the nine wounded victims were shot in five separate incidents, marring Young’s first full day as mayor. His predecessor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday under a cloud of corruption and an FBI probe.

BALTIMORE STRUGGLING WITH SOARING CRIME, DRUGS AND INEPT POLITICAL LEADERS

Young is expected to be sworn-in next week and he said one of his biggest priorities will be reducing violence, WJZ-TV reported Friday.

The 1-year-old and the 2-year-old were among five people shot at an intersection in South Baltimore around 8:21 p.m., according to reports.

The other victims were a woman and two men who were being treated for gunshot wounds at hospitals. The women was shot in the neck.

“Two babies,” the Sun quoted people who gathered at the scene as saying.

“I mean who does that,” the paper quoted one of them Rhonda Orndoff as saying in response.

Baltimore City Councilman Brandon M. Scott tweeted: “All shootings are tragic but the shooting of our babies are the most heinous.”

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Four of Friday’s 12 shooting victims, two men and two women, were shot and wounded in East Baltimore around 2:30 a.m., Fox 45 Baltimore reported.

Cops told the station three suspects were taken into custody and handguns were recovered. The suspects were in a car that flipped over when it struck another vehicle as it was fleeing the scene.

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The killings Friday afternoon and Friday night around 10 p.m. were reported in three different Baltimore neighborhoods with the Sun citing cops as saying that the victims were a 29-year-old man, a 55-year-old man and a 21-year-old man.

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Houston repo man arrested after SUV owner, 68, dies during repossession

A Houston repo man has been arrested in the death of a 68-year-old man trying to prevent the repossession of his vehicle.

Alberto Nduli, the owner of an SUV, died during a confrontation Thursday with tow truck driver Oscar Lee Harrison Jr., 33, Houston police said.

“The owner came out and tried to prevent him from taking that vehicle, he jumped on top of it, the wrecker continued down the street,” said Cmdr. Kevin Deese, with the Houston Police Department, according to KPRC-TV.

Nduli fell and struck his head, the station reported.

FLORIDA MAN NAMED MIRACLE SAVES WOMAN WHO PLUNGED INTO CREEK: ‘GOD’S WORK’

Police called Harrison back to the scene and arrested him for failure to stop and render aid.

“(The tow truck driver) didn’t ensure that this person was going to get the proper aid. He simply took the car and dropped it off, and that’s unacceptable,” prosecutor Sean Teare said, the station reported.

Nduli, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, worked as a security guard and had seven children and many grandchildren.

18-MONTH-OLD SHOT IN HOUSTON ROAD RAGE SHOOTING: POLICE

His wife told Fox 26 Houston she wasn’t angry, just in shock.

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“When he talked to him he said no, they wouldn’t leave the car,” Josephine Mali said. “They were supposed to take it. Then he told me go pick up the key. When I come to pick up the key, I don’t know what happened.”

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California to review sex-abuse responses of all 12 dioceses

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The California attorney general’s office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sexual abuse that have resulted in payouts of hundreds of millions of dollars to victims.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent out letters to the dioceses on Thursday, Sacramento diocese spokesman Kevin Eckery told the Sacramento Bee .

The letters ask diocese to voluntarily preserve documents relating to abuse allegations involving clergy, staffers and volunteers that were received from 1996 to the present. The attorney general’s office will look into whether the archdiocese properly reported the allegations under California law.

The request could be the first step toward a full investigation of California dioceses, which serve an estimated 10 million worshippers.

“We intend to comply with both the spirit and the letter of what they’re asking for,” Eckery said.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced it will cooperate.

Both dioceses said they have taken steps to ensure that suspected sex abuse is reported to law enforcement by priests, teachers and other employees.

“Even those who are not mandated reporters are reminded of the moral obligation to be aware for the signs of child abuse and to report it when there is a reasonable suspicion an abuse has occurred,” Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto said in a statement Friday

“The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is committed to transparency and has established reporting and prevention policies and programs to protect minors and support victim-survivors in our parishes, schools and ministries,” the archdiocese said in a statement.

Last November, Becerra asked victims of clerical sex abuse to submit complaints to his office.

Many dioceses around the country have been hit with lawsuits and accusations that sex abuse by clergy and others was ignored or swept under the rug.

The Los Angeles archdiocese, which covers Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, has paid a record $740 million in settlements to victims. In April, the archdiocese announced an $8 million settlement for a former Catholic school student who was molested by a coach.

Several dioceses in California have released updated counts of priests who had been accused of sexual abuse over decades.

Last year, a grand jury report in Pennsylvania detailed decades of abuse and cover-up in six dioceses, alleging more than 1,000 children had been abused over the years by about 300 priests. Since then, federal prosecutors and attorneys general in several other states have launched investigations.

A report by the Illinois attorney general in December said that 690 clergy members had been accused of sexual abuse, while church officials had only publicly identified 185.

“We think it’s a long time coming,” Joey Piscitelli, a board member of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, told the Bee. “We think it’s a bad idea for entities that have a history of covering up child abuse to report on themselves, and that’s what they’ve been doing. They have not been transparent in the past, and they have a history of covering things up.”

The California attorney general’s office review was praised by Joseph George, a Sacramento attorney. George told the Los Angeles Times that he has worked with abuse survivors to file with the attorney general’s office more than 100 reports of abuse involving clergy in Los Angeles, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Fresno, San Diego and Monterrey.

“The hope is that the hierarchy will be held accountable and the conduct will be conveyed to the public,” he said. “They keep talking about apologies and evil and mistakes and sins. But what we’re really talking about are crimes that were made by more than just bad apples.”

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The Latest: California reviews dioceses’ sex-abuse response

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The Latest on California reviewing how Catholic dioceses handled sex-abuse allegations (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

The California attorney general’s office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sex abuse.

A spokesman for the Sacramento diocese tells the Sacramento Bee that Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent letters out Thursday asking the dioceses to preserve documents relating to clergy sex abuse. One letter indicated the disclosure would be voluntary.

The Sacramento diocese and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles indicated that they will cooperate.

Dioceses around the country have faced lawsuits and accusations that officials ignored clerical sex abuse or swept it under the rug.

The LA archdiocese alone has paid out about $740 million in settlements to victims. Several dioceses around the state have released lists naming dozens of priests that over the years and decades had been credibly accused of sex abuse.

Last November, Becerra urged victims to submit complaints of clerical sex abuse to his office.

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The California attorney general’s office will review how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles handled allegations of child sex abuse.

The Los Angeles Times says Attorney General Xavier Becerra notified Archbishop Jose Gomez of the review in a letter Thursday asking the archdiocese to preserve documents relating to clergy abuse allegations.

In a statement, the archdiocese says it continues to fully cooperate with all civil authorities.

The archdiocese has paid $740 million in settlements to victims. Last year, it raised its tally of accused priests to 323.

It’s one of many around the country that have faced lawsuits and accusations that officials ignored clerical sex abuse or swept it under the rug.

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The Latest: California reviews dioceses’ sex-abuse response

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The Latest on California reviewing how Catholic dioceses handled sex-abuse allegations (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

The California attorney general’s office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sex abuse.

A spokesman for the Sacramento diocese tells the Sacramento Bee that Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent letters out Thursday asking the dioceses to preserve documents relating to clergy sex abuse. One letter indicated the disclosure would be voluntary.

The Sacramento diocese and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles indicated that they will cooperate.

Dioceses around the country have faced lawsuits and accusations that officials ignored clerical sex abuse or swept it under the rug.

The LA archdiocese alone has paid out about $740 million in settlements to victims. Several dioceses around the state have released lists naming dozens of priests that over the years and decades had been credibly accused of sex abuse.

Last November, Becerra urged victims to submit complaints of clerical sex abuse to his office.

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4:34 p.m.

The California attorney general’s office will review how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles handled allegations of child sex abuse.

The Los Angeles Times says Attorney General Xavier Becerra notified Archbishop Jose Gomez of the review in a letter Thursday asking the archdiocese to preserve documents relating to clergy abuse allegations.

In a statement, the archdiocese says it continues to fully cooperate with all civil authorities.

The archdiocese has paid $740 million in settlements to victims. Last year, it raised its tally of accused priests to 323.

It’s one of many around the country that have faced lawsuits and accusations that officials ignored clerical sex abuse or swept it under the rug.

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Oklahoma officers in shooting that hurt children named

Authorities in Oklahoma on Friday identified two police officers present when at least one of them shot into a pickup truck last week and wounded three children and a man suspected in a robbery.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brook Arbeitman confirmed that Hugo police detectives Billy Jenkins and Chad Allen were placed on paid leave after the April 26 shooting that hurt 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith and the children, ages 5, 4 and 1. All have been released from the hospital.

Smith is suspected in an April 11 armed robbery of a Pizza Hut in Hugo, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City and near the Texas state line. He is being held in the Choctaw County Jail on a pending robbery charge.

OSBI says Smith and the children were in a truck outside a Hugo community center that serves food when police fired. It’s unclear whether Smith had a gun.

Local police have not said how they connected Smith to the restaurant robbery. Calls to the Hugo Police Department went unanswered Friday, and the department Facebook page was no longer available.

Residents and others have demonstrated in Hugo as they await more information. State Rep. Justin Humphrey, whose district includes Hugo, said he has met with community leaders is pushing authorities to be open about the investigation.

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