Monday, March 10, 2014
A 12-page document released by U.S. District Court Thursday is shedding new light on the case of an inmate who committed suicide in the LCS Detention Facility near Robstown.
It was Saturday when 26-year old Trevor Nash, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marines, committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Feb. 27.
According to the criminal complaint filed by the FBI, Nash was arrested for obtaining and distributing child pornography. The investigation dates back to May of 2013 while Nash was a pilot-in-training at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.
The 12-page document outlines the FBI's investigation into Nash's alleged child porn habits. The evidence included online conversations using several different chat sites, including Yahoo Messenger.
The Denver District Attorney's Office said a defendant in multiple sex assaults, William Costello, killed himself Thursday morning.
Costello's trial in a series of sex assaults dating back to 2008 started this week in Denver District Court.
The court declared a mistrial Thursday morning after learning that Costello took his own life.
According to police, he did not show up for his 8:30 a.m. trial. The court waited, but after a while decided to monitor him using GPS.
The GPS had him at various locations, but he was later found in the area of Brighton Boulevard by paramedics.
"It's sad resolution, but it is a resolution. There are a lot of people that have waited a lot of years for Mr. Costello to be held accountable for what he did," Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
A convicted rapist who confessed last week to killing his former roommate, another sex offender, and then killed himself was under investigation because of an allegation that he sexually assaulted a young girl late last year.
Bruce King, 59, also known as Bruce Neal, was scheduled to meet with a detective on March 11 to discuss the allegation. That day, he killed himself in a U-Haul truck that police pulled over on Interstate 95 near Lincoln.
Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said Thursday that King was first interviewed by police in January about the sexual assault allegation. He told investigators that it was his former roommate, Lawrence Lewis, 68, who assaulted the girl. The allegation was never substantiated.
Lewis's body was found in his run-down home on Route 2 in Molunkus Township around the time King killed himself on the interstate after a four-hour standoff with police.
Before he took his own life, King told Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputy Patty McLaughlin that he had killed Lewis by forcing him to overdose on prescription medication, according to a police affidavit.
Medical examiners did an autopsy on Lewis last week but did not release the cause of his death because tests are still being done.
A man charged with sexually abusing 13 children through his wife’s unlicensed child care business died at a hospital Friday night after an apparent suicide attempt in jail several hours earlier, his lawyer said.
Defense attorney William Barabino said John Burbine, a convicted sex offender, apparently tried to hang himself in his cell in an approximately 20-minute period between his guards’ regular checks on him.
"We don’t know why," Barabino said. "John was a smart man and apparently took an opportune time to do what he did."
He said Burbine was receiving half-hourly checks by guards, one of whom noticed him hanging in his cell about 10 minutes before the usual 8 a.m. check.
Burbine, 50, had no pulse, but he was revived through CPR, and efforts to maintain his pulse and breathing and to stabilize him continued for hours at the hospital, the attorney said. Burbine died at 6:26 p.m. without regaining consciousness, he said.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A cold case murder suspect identified through fingerprint and DNA evidence was found dead days after learning that he'd been linked to the crime.
Police told The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1caiqan) that 48-year-old Robert Hathaway hanged himself on Tuesday, four days after Fairfield police interviewed him about the killing and collected a DNA sample.
Hathaway was a suspect in the Aug. 31, 1983 murder and sexual assault of 40-year-old Priscilla Strole. The victim's 15-year-old son found Strole's body.
Police ran fingerprints and DNA from the crime scene through a new law enforcement database this year, and obtained a match for Hathaway, who was 17 at the time and a friend of the victim's son.
Hathaway in 1986 was arrested for burglary and his prints were entered into a database. ..Source.. by PressDemocrate