5 Big but local crimes being reported throughout the US


Unfortunately, we live in a country where many crimes takes place.

Here are 5 reports of outrageous crimes from this week:

1. MICHIGAN —  A woman whose teenage son is accused of killing her was dead before she fell from a second-story window of their Farmington Hills mansion, a medical examiner testified Friday.

Ruben Ortiz-Reyes, a deputy Oakland County medical examiner, made that startling pronouncement during a preliminary hearing in 47th District Court for Muhammad Altantawi, 16, who is charged as an adult with second-degree murder in the Aug. 21 death of Nada Huranieh.

Ortiz-Reyes said Huranieh, 35, died from suffocation and blunt force trauma to the side of the head. Her injuries were not consistent with a fall, the deputy medical examiner said.

Police originally thought the death was accidental, but eventually came to suspect the son. Judge Marla Parker continued the teen’s hearing until 9 a.m. Dec. 8, when he will learn whether he will be tried in his mother’s death.

Court records and people familiar with the family show there was trouble in the home before Huranieh’s death, including allegations of domestic violence, a parental split and Medicaid fraud charges against her husband, a Canton physician.  READ MORE

 2. MIAMI —  The Miami-Dade Police Department has named the suspect in the shooting earlier this month in which the unborn baby of a pregnant woman died. Heidy Bowen was shot multiple times the morning of Nov. 3 in the area of Northwest 49th Street and 19th Avenue.

Sources said Bowen – believed to be in her 20s – was about seven or eight months along in her pregnancy and the baby had to be removed by C-section.  The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner ruled the baby’s death a homicide.

The mother has been medically sedated but has been able to communicate with detectives through body signals at times.

Wayne Collier, previously arrested for armed robbery and aggravated battery, has been named as the suspect on the charge of attempted murder. Police confirmed Collier and Bowen were romantically involved prior to the shooting.

“I saw them grow up. They grew up with my children,” Valerie Dukes, a longtime family friend, said. “Heidi was a good girl, you know. Her mom was a hard-working woman and she took good care of her kids so how this happened and why is beyond me.”  WATCH VIDEO REPORT

3. WISCONSIN — As an undocumented immigrant, Horacio Alvarado thought if he could show he was the father of a newborn American citizen, he would be allowed to remain in the United States himself.

But the paternity test ultimately resulted in more severe charges for Alvarado because the mother of the child was only 15 and was his stepdaughter, according to a criminal complaint.

Alvarado, 32, now faces three felonies for what investigators say were several years of sustained sexual assaults, assaults his wife later knew about yet did nothing to prevent, according to the complaint.

Alvarado is charged with first-degree sexual assault, resulting in pregnancy, repeated sexual assault of a child and incest. He pleaded not guilty at a court appearance last week and is being held on $20,000 bail but has a bail hearing next week.

His wife is charged with child neglect, a misdemeanor.   READ MORE

4. OHIO — Pastors Kenneth Butler, Anthony J. Haynes, and Cordell Jenkins have been charged in an 11-count indictment pertaining to accusations about the sex trafficking of children. They have all pleaded not guilty.According to the New York Times, the three are accused of sexually assaulting a girl and “facilitated” her abuse by several other men. Video of the alleged abuse, which occurred at hotels and at the Greater Life Christian Center in Toledo, was reportedly recorded on a phone. She was reportedly paid some amount of “hush money” and encouraged to stay silent — she was told that coming forward would bring the church to ruins. Two more girls were allegedly abused by the three between 2015 and March 2017.

“All three have religious affiliations and knew each other in that capacity,” said Michael Tobin, a spokesman for the United States attorney’s office. “All three claim to be ministers in one form or another … It takes the three of them and loops them all into one big conspiracy with three victims.”  READ MORE

5. NEW JERSEY —  When 19-year-old Nasiar Day made his first court appearance today on charges he murdered a Jersey City man, the victim’s sister was unhappy with what she saw.

“It’s terrible to look at him and he has no remorse for killing my brother,” Yesenia Malave said of Day, one of two people charged in the fatal stabbing of her brother, Jose Malave.

The state moved to detain Day through the course of his prosecution when he appeared in court via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny, where he is being held.

Malave’s sister said she attended this afternoon’s hearing “Because my brother’s life was taken and it was important to see who killed him and if he had remorse. I will be at every court date. Someone’s life was taken for no reason.”

Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office homicide detectives arrested Day in Newark Thursday afternoon on the charges of armed burglary, weapons offenses, conspiracy and the murder of Malave, 30, who was stabbed to death on Tuesday.

The victim’s family said Malave was killed while defending his 8-year-old son from a group who tried to rob the boy’s sneakers earlier in the day. But friends of one of the teen charged have denied that claim.

The 17-year-old, Malave, and others have been feuding for years, Denise Arroyo said. In at least one case the teenager was physically assaulted and suffered serious wounds to his back and threats had been made against his mother, she said.  LEARN MORE

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