Jesse Aylward was confirmed as Virginia Hannon’s killer on Thursday after DNA evidence connected him to the crime scene of Hannon’s brutal death on February 13, 1984. Although detectives continuously searched for Hannon’s killer, a lead in the case didn’t arise until a tipster called the police in February of last year and claimed that Aylward had confessed to killing someone in Pembroke several years earlier.
In the North Carolina murder case of Casey Johnson, prosecutors against Joseph Ray Carroll sought the death penalty Monday.
According to the Richmond County Daily Journal, there were “aggravating circumstances” in the 15-year-old’s death. Carroll, who dated Johnson’s mother, was indicted on a murder charge Feb. 15. Johnson’s mother, Michelle, is also charged with murder. Since the initial arrest of Carroll, his murder charge has been upgraded to capital murder.
Johnson was horrifically beaten and taken to the hospital Jan. 20. Soon after, he was declared brain dead. His death was ruled a homicide, and the medical examiner declared his death as the cause of “severe trauma to the head, consistent with that of a car accident.”
According to WSOC TV, investigators found signs of physical abuse in the home prior to Johnson’s death. They also found videos of the abuse on Carroll’s cell phone, where he would record Johnson and his siblings being punished.
Carroll will appear in court this summer to face the death penalty trial.
According to a statement that was released by USCP, officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, died on Thursday after succumbing to injuries that he sustained the day prior “while physically engaging with the protestors.” Another Capitol Police officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide three days after the riot.
No matter how festive and joyous the occasion, Murderinos never stop fulfilling their insatiable hunger for true crime entertainment. Instead, they find themselves tuning into special holiday episodes of their favorite true crime podcasts, snuggling under a cozy blanket, and thoroughly spooking themselves whilst their less crime-savvy pals sing merry songs. To get ya’ll started on your holiday true crime journey, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite podcast episodes covering the infamous Lawson Family Murder case of 1929. Enjoy!
Two brothers, who were arrested on November 14, have now confessed to the murder of 21-year-old Floridian Danne Frazier. Frazier disappeared on November 4, shortly after leaving his job at the Publix warehouse in Lakeland, Florida. On November 10, Frazier’s body was found in an orange grove in Lake Wales.