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
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