Samiah Downing’s killers, Ronald Greer and his girlfriend Bianca Stanch, were sentenced to 32 years in prison this week. Samiah, Greer’s daughter, had been routinely beaten, tortured, and forced into dehydration before the time of her death in 2012.
Vincent Muscat plead guilty to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia Tuesday.
Muscat, also known as il-Koħħu, is one of three suspects in the 2017 murder of the investigative journalist. He appeared in court Tuesday and received a plea deal for his cooperation with the Maltese police. He shared vital information in the case and received 15 years in jail.
Sister Abhaya’s publicized murder is shedding light on a long history of corruption that runs deep in some of the most modern religious institutions. Allegations of sexual crimes are often the ones that go unanswered. Along with corroboration with even the highest law enforcement, many of these crimes go unpunished.
The boyfriend of 21-year-old Bethany Anne Decker is charged with her 2011 disappearance on Monday. Bethany, a student of George Mason University, had been pregnant five months before she suddenly went missing on January 29, 2011, in Loudon County, Virginia. According to WUSA9, Bethany lived with her boyfriend, 40-year-old Ronald Roldan, in her Ashburn apartment; at the same time, her husband, Emile Decker, was deployed in Afghanistan. After her disappearance, investigators learned that Bethany had been in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend. Consequently, Ronald, the father of Bethany’s unborn child, would be the last person to see her alive.