Police in Beaumont, California, reportedly continue to investigate a high school teacher who was arrested last month after allegedly having sex with an underage student.
Samantha Lee Ciotta, 32, was taken into custody on Sept. 20, PEOPLE confirms.
The Beaumont High School teacher was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and oral copulation with a person under the age of 18 in connection with an alleged relationship with a student, Beaumont police said at the time.
A 3-year-old Texas girl is missing after her father allegedly left her outside at 3 a.m. on Saturday to punish her for not drinking her milk, reports say.
Sherin Mathews has been missing since Saturday and her father, 37-year-old Wesley Mathews, has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, a Richardson Police Department spokesperson confirms to PEOPLE.
Mathews allegedly told police that he ordered Sherin outside in the early morning hours, telling her to stand next to a tree across an alley from their Richardson home, the Associated Press reports, citing an arrest affidavit. When he allegedly went to check on the toddler about 15 minutes later, Sherin was gone, according to the AP.
Little Sherin was last seen wearing black pajama bottoms, pink flip flops and a pink shirt, police said in a statement. Officials noted that the toddler suffers
On an autumn Monday morning 50 years ago, Leo Held piloted his blue station wagon along his customary 17-mile roller coaster commute up and down the ridge-and-valley Appalachians of north-central Pennsylvania.
Middle age had arrived early for Held, a married father of four children, ages 5 to 19. Doughy and balding, he had just turned 40 but looked eligible for a senior discount.
Held choked the steering wheel that morning — Oct. 23, 1967 — as he drove toward the Lock Haven, Pa., paper mill where he worked, seething over the affronts he used to rationalize what he was about to do.
Friends and colleagues would later describe Held as an ordinary man. But his mind played a nonstop reel of umbrage-taking. He felt persecuted for conflicts that reasonable adults would brush off or talk through.
The longest running crime show in television, “Law Order,” brings the Menendez brothers’ names back into the headlines after almost two decades. The “Law Order” franchise is already known for its series, “Criminal Intent,” “Special Victims Unit,” “Trial By Jury” and “LA.” Now they have added a new series called “True Crime,” and their first installment, “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” is focused on the famous Menendez crime of 1989. Joseph Lyle Menendez and Erik Galen Menendez were accused and sentenced to a life without parole for the brutal murders of their parents José and Mary “Kitty” Menendez.
Just after breakfast on a warm May day in 1990, a white convertible Chrysler LeBaron pulled into Marlene Warren’s driveway in Wellington, Fla., and a clown emerged.
The clown — wearing an orange wig, with a red bulb nose and a painted-on smile — carried a bouquet of flowers and two balloons. One said: “You’re the greatest!”
The clown offered the flowers and balloons to Warren, witnesses would later recount — then pulled out a gun and shot her in the face.
As Warren crumpled to the ground, the person in the clown disguise calmly walked back to the Chrysler convertible, witnesses said — then disappeared for the next 27 years.
“This is the strangest thing I’ve seen in all my 19 years in law enforcement,” Bob Ferrell, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, told reporters at the time. “As she went to take the flowers and balloons, the clown shot her.”
Andrew MacCormack, 29, was arrested at Revere police headquarters in the death of his wife, Vanessa MacCormack, 30, authorities announced in a statement.
The state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner made preliminary findings that the young mother had suffered a blunt force injury to the head, sharp force injuries to the neck, and asphyxiation, the statement says.
“Evidence suggested that the killer made concerted efforts to clean up the crime scene and dispose of related items,” the statement says.
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