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Bristol police investigating murder; suspect identified as a neighbor with pending sexual assault case

1-10-17 Connecticut:

BRISTOL — A woman was found slain in her home Monday evening, and the suspect in the case committed suicide in a Hartford motel hours after the killing, police said.

At about 7:14 p.m., police responded to 66 Timber Lane when a family member found 59-year-old Gale McIntyre, the homeowner, dead. The manner of death appeared suspicious, as she apparently died of blunt trauma. Police declined to elaborate on McIntyre’s injuries.

Police said the suspect in McIntyre’s death — 44-year-old Robert Newman — was found dead in a Hartford motel at about 11 p.m. Police said he hanged himself. Newman was a neighbor of McIntyre, residing at 87 Timber Lane.

Newman was identified as a possible suspect as officers were interviewing residents in the Timber Lane neighborhood.

“Some neighbors expressed some concern about him,” said Detective Lt. Kevin Morrell.

No place to be sick: When jail cell becomes a death chamber

12-14-16 Washington:

Olympia makes no effort to regulate Washington’s jails, the state’s psychiatric hospitals of last resort

Jimi Johnson had been bouncing between the emergency room and jail for months before he was booked for the final time.

At 27, Johnson’s schizophrenia was feeding him hallucinations that only grew worse inside his Shelton jail cell. He downplayed them in a last letter to his grandmother – the voices, he wrote from solitary, were “not that BAD!!” Then, on April 23, 2013, he strangled himself with a bedsheet looped over his Mason County Jail bunk.

Two years later, it happened again.

Like Johnson, 31-year-old Brandon Dahl found himself locked up alone after a string of strange, minor crimes. Having been badly beaten during a purported “attitude adjustment” delivered by other inmates, Dahl tried suicide on Sept. 15, 2015.

A mother's love for a lost son — the sex offender found dead Saturday

Posted in Related Deaths

11-10-2014 Missouri:

On Nov. 10, 1992, Lewis Green, then 22, shot himself in the head during a game of Russian Roulette.

That left him partially paralyzed on his left side and with mental problems, his mother said.

Twenty-two years and five days later — on Saturday — Green, 44, was one of three people shot to death at a north side Springfield hotel that often is home to transients, as well as families down on their luck.

"I loved my son," said Green's mother, Kaye Green, Tuesday before she went to start making funeral arrangements. "I loved my son in spite of himself."
Green was living in room 149 of the Economy Inn where he was required to have his address posted online because he was a registered sex offender. Also killed in the same room were Danielle J. Keyes, 29, and Trevor L. Fantroy, 43. One man survived, Christopher K. Freeman, 24. No arrests have been made.

Kaye Green, 63, a former machine operator who retired from Solo Cup after 24 years, said her son moved to the Economy Inn about five months ago. She said he could afford the payments on his checks from Social Security disability and the motel didn't do background checks on who lived there.

The owner of the motel has not returned repeated phone calls from the News-Leader.

Kaye Green said she doesn't think her son's status as a sex offender had anything to do with his death. Police have not commented on whether they are investigating a possible connection.

"Whoever did that was a coward because he couldn't run," she said. "He was trapped in his own body."

Four Under Investigation for Child Pornography Found Dead with Suicide Notes Claiming They are Innocent

This documents the death of Kevin Carey: One of "Four Under Investigation for Child Pornography..."

10-3-2013 Alabama:

Four bodies found inside a car near Double Springs, Alabama last week have been identified by police.

Kristie Hunt Campbell Hamrick, Robert Samuel Hamrick, Andy Keith Hunt, and Kevin Carey, all of Savannah, Tennessee, were found dead last Wednesday night. Winston County Sheriff Rick Harris confirms that the four were under investigation for child pornography inn Tennessee. However, only Kristie Hamrick and her ex-husband Robert Hamrick had been charged with having child pornography on a computer at their Tennessee home.

Trial for the Hamricks was set to begin on Wednesday, the same day they were found dead. Along with the bodies were notes from all four people, declaring their innocence in the alleged crimes. The notes also detailed their requested funeral arrangements.

Forensic evidence showed that Andy Keith Hunt shot the others with a Mossberg 500 A 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, which was the only weapon found at the scene. He is then believed to have gotten into the car and killed himself.

Four Under Investigation for Child Pornography Found Dead with Suicide Notes Claiming They are Innocent

This documents the death of Andy Keith Hunt: Two of "Four Under Investigation for Child Pornography..."

10-3-2013 Alabama:

Four bodies found inside a car near Double Springs, Alabama last week have been identified by police.

Kristie Hunt Campbell Hamrick, Robert Samuel Hamrick, Andy Keith Hunt, and Kevin Carey, all of Savannah, Tennessee, were found dead last Wednesday night. Winston County Sheriff Rick Harris confirms that the four were under investigation for child pornography inn Tennessee. However, only Kristie Hamrick and her ex-husband Robert Hamrick had been charged with having child pornography on a computer at their Tennessee home.

Trial for the Hamricks was set to begin on Wednesday, the same day they were found dead. Along with the bodies were notes from all four people, declaring their innocence in the alleged crimes. The notes also detailed their requested funeral arrangements.

Forensic evidence showed that Andy Keith Hunt shot the others with a Mossberg 500 A 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, which was the only weapon found at the scene. He is then believed to have gotten into the car and killed himself.