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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Murder-suicide suspect was registered sex offender

3-23-15 Tennessee:

David Laster, who police say killed his ex-girlfriend and himself today at the Bank of Jackson, was a registered sex offender, according to state records.

Laster was convicted of rape and aggravated rape in 1986, according to the Tennessee sex offender registry. He was sentenced to 25 years in state prison but was released early on parole.

Laster's criminal history also include charges of DUI, and domestic assault and verbal assault against ex-girlfriend Virginia Dorris in September 2014.

Jackson police say Laster, 52, shot and killed Dorris, 53, this morning before turning the gun on himself. Dorris worked at the bank, at 132 W. University Parkway. ..Source.. by The Jackson Sun

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Escondido Murder Suspect Found Dead In Truck

3-10-15 California:

A high-risk sex offender believed to have killed a woman he considered to be his adoptive mother in the home they shared in Escondido was found dead Tuesday in Del Mar, according to police, who said he committed suicide in his pickup truck.

Joseph Andrew Stuber, 46, was found in the 1400 block of Stratford Court around 7 a.m.

"The face of the body was concealed, but after evidence technicians processed the scene, the identity of the body was confirmed to be that of the murder suspect, Joseph Stuber," according to an Escondido police statement. "Preliminary investigation shows that Stuber killed himself by asphyxiation."

Around 4:20 a.m., police announced Stuber was suspected of killing a woman with whom he lived at 2149 Mountain View Drive, and who was initially believed to have been his mother. Police later said Stuber was like an adoptive son to the woman, but the pair had no biological relation.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Coroner says New Orleans inmate charged with rape killed himself with a telephone cord

3-27-15 Louisiana:

New Orleans' coroner says preliminary autopsy results indicate that an inmate found in a holding cell in the city's notorious prison this week killed himself with a telephone cord.

Coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse says Ryan Miller's autopsy took place with an independent forensic pathologist chosen by Miller's family present.

Rouse says a final determination about Miller's death will be made after further investigation. Toxicology results are pending.

Miller had been charged with aggravated rape involving a 12-year-old victim. He was found Monday night with a telephone cord around his neck and died early Tuesday.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sapulpa Coach Charged With Rape Dead Of Apparent Suicide

3-6-15 Oklahoma:

A Sapulpa coach was found dead the day he was charged with second-degree rape in Creek County. Creek County District Attorney Max Cook confirms Brad Alan Evans was charged in connection to a relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Cook said the early indications are that Evans, 38, committed suicide, but the death will be investigated. The charges against Evans were rescinded Friday after word of his death, Cook said.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, the coach's wife discovered the girl in their mobile home March 3, 2015. The student told police Evans was her softball coach at Sapulpa High School and that she had sex with him that night and on another occasion in February.

The girl also told police she drank five mixed drinks at his home, court records state.

Officers say her class ring was found on a night stand in the bedroom when they executed a search warrant.

The Sapulpa School superintendent said Evans was a paraprofessional who had been with the district for about 18 months.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Man accused of killing girlfriend dies

2-11-15 Utah:

NORTH LOGAN — The man accused of killing his girlfriend and attempting to kill himself died Tuesday evening, police said.

Christian Emerson, 26, was discovered Sunday with a gunshot wound to the head and was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition, according to North Park police. A passerby located Emerson and his 26-year-old girlfriend, Amanda Hoyt, inside a white Subaru that had wrecked near 1830 Canyon Ridge Drive.

Hoyt was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. An investigation showed she had multiple gunshots fired at her, but it was unclear how many times she had been hit, police said. Investigators said it appeared to be a homicide and attempted suicide.

Hoyt's small dog was also found in the vehicle unharmed and was returned to her family.

North Park police said there are many details that remain unclear, including whether Emerson had been driving at the time shots were fired, where they were going, if Emerson owned the gun used, or if the event was premeditated.