Helene Pruszynski

Intern Left Colo. Radio Station in 1980 and Never Made It Home — and Killer Is Finally Sentenced

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Forty years after the kidnapping and murder of 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski, her family received justice.

On Wednesday, James Clanton was sentenced to life in prison for the 1980 murder of Pruszynski, the Denver Post reports. In February, Clanton pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder after deliberation. He was arrested three months earlier after investigators used “genetic genealogy” technology on DNA evidence found on Pruszynski’s body and clothing.

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Unidentified Remains Found During Search for Missing Texas Soldier Vanessa Guillen

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On Tuesday afternoon, Texas media announced that additional remains were found during another search for PFC Vanessa Guillen. On Twitter, reporter Cole Johnson posted that “partial human remains” had been uncovered on Tuesday and were being processed, in addition to the remains found on Saturday.

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Utah Couple Was Killed While Kids Slept, Allegedly by Suspect Who ‘Believed They Had Money’

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Albert Johnson, 31, has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the homicide deaths of Katherine and Tony Butterfield on April 18. Charging documents state Johnson allegedly admitted to robbing the couple and killing them because he needed money.

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Missing Woman Found Dead On The Property Of Boyfriend Who Reported Her Missing

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Brandon Shaw, 35, reported Sierra Kathleen Henderson Ashburn, 28, missing the morning of Wednesday, May 6, according to a statement from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.

Later that same day, detectives from the sheriff’s office drove out the couple’s Mount Airy home to follow up with Shaw and began asking him questions about the disappearance, The Mount Airy News reports.

Authorities said Shaw provided “details” that led them to find Ashburn’s body buried on the property.

Arizona Court of Appeals upholds Jodi Arias murder conviction

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The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and sentencing of Jodi Arias in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend.

Arias’ lawyers had argued a prosecutor’s misconduct and a judge’s failure to control news coverage during the case deprived her of the right to a fair trial.

Funeral home operators indicted, accused of selling body parts for nearly a decade

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For nearly a decade, two Colorado funeral home operators illegally sold body parts — and, in some cases, entire bodies — without families knowing about it and often gave them ashes that didn’t belong to their loved ones, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Megan Hess, 43, and her mother, Shirley Koch, 66, were indicted this month on nine counts of mail fraud and transportation of hazardous materials, according to court documents.

Laval man who killed wife gets nine-year sentence

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Factoring in time he has already served, Donald Fleurival, 46, was left on Wednesday to serve a four-year prison term. According to court records, Quebec Superior Court Justice Hélène Di Salvo delivered the sentence via video link-up between the Montreal courthouse and a provincial detention centre where he was held.

Judge: Arkansas man to get third trial in son’s death

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A Benton County jury found Torres, 50, of Bella Vista, guilty of capital murder and battery during his retrial in the 2015 death of Isaiah Torres. He faced death or life in prison without parole.

Mauricio Torres’ 2016 conviction and death sentence were overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which ruled 4-3 last April that Arkansas authorities couldn’t use rape as a justification for the murder conviction because the assault occurred in Missouri. Torres’ son died at an Arkansas hospital a day after the assault.

Koodathayi serial murder case: Jolly’s bail plea dismissed

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C. Suresh Kumar, First Additional District Judge, dismissed the bail petitions on the grounds that the accused is likely to influence and intimidate witnesses who are family members and relatives, including her husband, children, father, brother, and even neighbours.

Windsor man sentenced to eight years for killing his father

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David Sura wishes he’d never woken up from his coma.

Months ahead of the June 2018 killing — for which Sura pleaded guilty to manslaughter after originally being charged with murder — he regained consciousness from a six-month coma brought about by brain injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

Authorities await autopsy in Tennessee missing girl case

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At a press conference Friday night, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said they believed they found the remains of Evelyn Mae Boswell earlier that evening. The remains are being sent for autopsy and positive identification, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said. Authorities acting on a tip found the remains on a property in Blountville that is owned by a relative of Evelyn’s mother, the sheriff said.

El Paso shooting suspect faces hate crime charges

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The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with federal hate crimes, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

Farrukhabad: Man who took 23 kids hostage is killed, wife beaten to death by mob

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A NINE-HOUR hostage crisis in a village in UP’s Farrukhabad, where 23 children were held overnight by a 40-year-old man identified as a murder convict out on bail, ended with his killing by police. His wife died later in hospital early Friday after she was assaulted by a mob of local residents, police said.