FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — A Fayette County man has been arrested after allegedly murdering his mother and wife on Saturday.
FOX 5 reports that around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, deputies arrived at the home of 34-year-old Johnny Edwards IV after a call came in about a domestic dispute.
Edwards was standing outside his home when deputies arrived. Deputies entered the home and found the bodies of two women.
Officials were able to link the 911 call to Edwards, making him the main suspect.
On Monday, deputies identified the victims as the suspect’s mother, 57-year-old Kathy Edwards, and his wife, 31-year-old Venus Quanteh, according to FOX 5.
Residents in the Highgrove subdivision were in shock at the scene that unfolded Saturday afternoon.
“It just hurts my heart to even think about it,” Cheryl Bolmon, a Highgrove resident, told FOX 5. “I really feel bad for this whole family, it’s just a sad thing. I can’t imagine what they’re going through.”
Sheriff Barry H. Babb told FOX 5 that the investigation is centering around Edwards.
WATERTOWN, Conn. – An argument between a Connecticut teenager and her mother’s boyfriend over his smoking in the house turned deadly after the man shot the 15-year-old and her 16-year-old brother on Tuesday night and then killed himself, according to the Watertown Police Department.
Della Jette and Sterling Jette Jr. were transported to Waterbury Hospital where they both were pronounced dead shortly after arrival, according to a news release from the Watertown Police Department. Their mother, identified by CNN affiliate WTNH as Danielle Jette, was on the scene when the shootings occurred and called 911, police said. She was not injured.
Paul W. Ferguson, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said in the news release.
He had moved into the home two weeks before the incident, police said.
The argument began after Della Jette grew upset by Ferguson smoking in the house, Watertown Police detective and spokesman Mark Conway told CNN. Ferguson then retrieved a handgun from his bedroom and shot Sterling Jette — who had attempted to intervene — in the leg, Watertown Chief of Police John C. Gavallas said in a news conference covered by WTNH .
“The mother went downstairs to call 911 when she heard a second gunshot, presumably when he shot the daughter on the deck,” Gavallas said. “He came back in the house and shot the son in the chest.”
Watertown Police were called to the home at around 9:47 p.m. and arrived to find the teenagers suffering from life-threatening injuries. They were transported to an area hospital where they both died, police said.
The teenagers’ deaths were ruled homicides by the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Wednesday.
Ferguson was a convicted felon and not authorized to possess a firearm, according to police. He was convicted of first-degree unlawful restraint after an arrest on a sexual assault charge in 2007, Conway said.
Both teenagers were students at Kaynor Technical High School, according to police.
Jeffrey Wihbey, the superintendent of Connecticut Technical Schools, said there is nothing worse that can happen to a school community, according to a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WTNH.
“Our number one priority right now is doing all we can to support our students, staff and families through this crisis,” Wihbey said in the statement. “Prior to the start of the school day, Kaynor Tech assembled the school’s crisis team. The team will provide grief counseling to students and anyone in the school community who may need it over the coming days.”
Watertown detectives, the Connecticut State Police and the Waterbury States Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident. Police say Jette is cooperating with investigators.
This is not the first tragedy to occur at the Connecticut home, police said.
Police responded to the home three years ago when Danielle Jette’s husband and Della and Sterling’s father, Sterling Jette Sr., fatally shot himself after a minor domestic dispute, Conway said.
“This mother is completely distraught as you can imagine,” Gavallas said during a press conference. “Boyfriend moves in the house two weeks ago for the holiday season. He’s gone and both her children are gone.”
The young lady you see above body was just found in a vacant lot in Mt. Airy Forest. Her body was in that vacant lot for almost 4 months before they found her. It is said that the young ladies boy friend had something to do with it and at this time he is on trial for murder. Her boyfriend had an accomplice that help Nickeisha Holloman, 23 boy friend to murder this beautiful young girl.
Nickeisha Holloman family has been looking for her for 4 months. Report says the family thought the police was playing around when she was reportedly missing.There is no motive at this time why this beautiful young queen was murder for. But it is a chance that this young lady was hanging with the wrong crowd , kind of like what happened to Kaneeka Jenkins up there in Chicago where this young lady was raped and stuff in a hotel freezer.
These young black ladies even the older ladies have a thing for thugs and this is the end result of that bad boy affection. This kind of thing is getting more prevalent in the black community where these young girls are hooking up with these bad boys because they think that fast life with guns and drugs as well as parting is the place to be. Where this kind of mind set is promoted among rap artist all over the united states. That is why these black women are attracted to this sort of men .Not knowing that just because you have a bull dog on your side and that bull dog looks good and good to have around don’t mean that dog won’t turn on you!!! This happening more and more in the black community where you can’t trust your man or woman at all
Iam so sorry to make this kind of report on redzone but it haves to be made!!! Because these thug men are now killing woman. Who ever heard of such a thing!!! But these cats have no limits and they live on the edge every day of there life but that is no excuse to murder a woman. It seems just back slapping your girl when she gets out of line is going by the waist side with the times now brothers are just shooting these women.
since the day of her arrest in 2009 have taken a visible toll. From a girlish suspect, to a groomed defendant, to a mother (still no word on the identity of the father), to a 34-year-old convict in jailhouse scrubs. About the only thing that hasn’t changed for the former Dalia Mohammed is her decision to keep her married name, although she divorced in 2011. Her high-profile courtoom
The Boynton Beach woman’s efforts to win a fourth trial failed Wednesday when a Palm Beach County appellate court upheld her conviction for trying to hire — and thinking she had hired — a hit-man to kill her husband.
Dippolito committed her crime in 2009. She was convicted in 2017.
She was 26 when this saga began. She’s now 36 and a mom. She had a baby along the way — while on house arrest in 2016.
A camera crew from the television show “Cops” was there to record Dippolito’s hysterical reaction in 2009 when police staged a crime scene, and told Dippolito her home had been robbed and Mike, her husband, had been killed — just like the plot Dippolito had hatched with the alleged hit man.
The recording went viral and made the rounds on national news.
After Boynton Beach police arrested Dippolito, told her that her husband of six months was still alive and the alleged hit man was really a cop, Dippolito maintained her innocence.
It was a lover who went to police and revealed her scheme.
The jury at Dippolito’s third trial delivered a guilty verdict. The two previous ones had ended in mistrial.
The former escort is serving a 16-year term at a women’s prison north of Ocala in Marion County. She is one of approximately 3,000 inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution.
Her lawyers argued entrapment in Dippolito’s latest appeal to the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach and balked at the presence of the TV camera crew at her arrest.
The defense lawyers also argued that jurors had improperly learned that their client had previously tried to poison her husband’s iced tea with antifreeze.
In a seven-page ruling, Judge Martha Warner rejected all of it.
The police officer didn’t pose as a hit man until after Dippolito’s lover came forward, the ruling said.
“It was the lover who first approached the police with his concern that [Dippolito] would kill her husband, not the other way around,” Warner wrote.
As for the television cameras, they weren’t involved in the surveillance or investigation, she wrote.
“They did not enter the picture until after [Dippolito] had already taken all the steps to solicit the murder of her husband.”
And although the trial judge had made a pretrial ruling that evidence about the poisoning episode could not be introduced at trial, it was with a caveat, the ruling said.
It wouldn’t be allowed “unless something made him change his mind during trial,” Warner wrote. “Something did occur during trial to cause the judge to rethink the earlier ruling.”
When the defense put Dippolito’s lover on the stand, he testified that he did not believe she “actually wanted to kill her husband.”
That opened the door, the judge ruled, for the jury to hear that the lover had also once said that Dippolito had tried to kill
her husband by poisoning him.
“It also explains why the lover initially approached police — because he actually did believe [Dippolito] was going to kill her husband,” Warner wrote.
Once South America’s richest country, Venezuela implemented a socialist agenda.
Now people are starving to death.
Venezuela’s inflation, estimated by the International Monetary Fund to reach 720% in 2017, is the highest in the world. The economy has shrunk 27% since 2013, according to local investment bank Torino Capital; imports of food have plummeted 70%.
Huge numbers of Venezuelans are bringing their children as they rummage through garbage for food; farm crops are routinely stolen; groceries are looted. As The Wall Street Journal notes, things have become so dire that families padlock their refrigerators.
According to the National Poll of Living Conditions, 75% of Venezuelans said they had lost an average of 19 pounds last year. As a result, riots have erupted; by last Friday, more than 35 people had been reported killed.
Livia Machado, a physician and child malnutrition expert, said there has been a marked upswing in emaciated infants brought to the Domingo Luciani Hospital in Caracas. A recent study from the Catholic charity Caritas of 800 children under the age of 5 in Yare and three other communities showed that in February nearly 11% could die from severe acute malnutrition.
Meanwhile, government officials will not permit food and aid to be imported. 90% of homes in the country could not afford food to feed their residents.
As Juan Carlos Hidalgo wrote roughly one year ago:
During the course of a decade and a half, the government received nearly $1 trillion in oil revenues— the equivalent in today’s money of more than seven Marshall Plans. This was enough to mask the effect of hundreds of expropriations, stifling economic controls, and otherwise running the private economy into the ground. Part of the windfall was spent on social programs, which temporarily improved some social indicators and made the regime popular among poor Venezuelans.
But a couple of years ago, the then minister of education admitted that the aim of the regime’s policies was “not to take the people out of poverty so they become middle class and then turn into escuálidos” (a derogatory term to denote opposition members). In other words, the government wanted grateful, dependent voters, not prosperous Venezuelans. What defenders of the Bolivarian revolution have seldom acknowledged is that a significant portion of the oil revenues was simply stolen. It is difficult to specify an exact figure thanks to the government’s opaque finances, but two former ministers-turned-critics claim that it amounts to $300bn— an estimate consistent with independent analysis.
Louis D. Coleman III, the man
arrested in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Jassy Correia,
will face multiple charges in Rhode Island, including failure to report
a death, authorities said Friday.
The 32-year-old Providence resident was arrested in Delaware Thursday and is awaiting law enforcement to bring him back to New England.
A mother and her teenage son were fatally stabbed, strangled and bludgeoned with a gym weight in their Bronx apartment by a fiend who callously threw torn-up money on the woman’s body before fleeing, sources told The Post.
Marisol Ortiz, 51, of Belmont, and her youngest son, Alanche del Orbe, who was a day away from turning 15, were found dead at 3:38 p.m. Sunday in their East 185th Street apartment and police were searching into the late-night hours for the woman’s ex-con boyfriend, sources said.
The crime was incredibly vicious. While both had been bashed with a heavy weight, the mother was also stabbed in the head and the boy strangled, according to law enforcement sources.
Ortiz’s 22-year-old daughter discovered the bloody bodies.
“I just heard the daughter screaming,” an upstairs neighbor, Iris Rosa, 58, told The Post. “I didn’t hear no words. It was just ‘Ahhhhh!’ And then nothing.”
The daughter, whose name was not released, had rushed home after the mom’s colleagues called to say she hadn’t been to work Sunday.
Ortiz, a business owner, had not shown up in the morning to open her store, and her distraught daughter called police.
“She was on the sidewalk, on the phone,” Rosa said. “She was crying.”
When cops arrived, they found the mother of four dead on the floor in one room and the boy, who may have been attacked as he slept, dead on a bed in another.
A bloody knife was found near the teen. Cops believe the killer left an exercise weight by each body after using them to bludgeon their heads, according to a law enforcement source.
A source also said cops found torn money on the mom’s body, but could give no more details.
Police did not immediately release the name of the boyfriend, who sources said has a prison record for assault.
Cops could not say exactly when the murders happened, but a neighbor, Angel Cabrera, told NBC News that he heard screaming at 1 or 2 a.m., but had thought it was from a party.
Haydee Leonardo, del Orbe’s grieving cousin, told The Post outside the apartment Sunday night, “Tomorrow is his birthday.”
The youngster’s Facebook page shows him to have been a Yankees fan who enjoyed rap music and playing baseball with his father.
Teen Waives Rifle In Front Of Girlfriend’s Face ‘Moments Before Shooting Her Dead’. A chilling video shows a teenager waiving an assault rifle in his girlfriends face just moments before police say he fatally shot her.