Man Kills womens Kids After Moving in After Two Weeks

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.

Officers found several guns in the house, according to CNN affiliate WFSB .

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.”

Active Search Continues For Man Accused Of Killing Wife, Daughter 4/6/2019

The search is on for a man accused of killing his wife and daughter in Miami Gardens over the weekend.

A man Just killed a whole family with a hammer 3/29/2019

TERRYTOWN, La. —

A 14-year-old girl, one of the victims in a brutal, deadly hammer attack in Jefferson Parish, was taken off life support, and the suspect in the assault is facing an additional murder charge, officials confirmed.

Officials with the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office said Wednesday that they received the body of Nashawna Riley after she was taken off life support. Her family confirmed Tuesday that she had been declared brain-dead.

A spokesperson for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Riley succumbed to her injuries Wednesday. Terrance Leonard, the suspect, was booked on an additional count of first-degree murder, officials said.

Leonard, 33, confessed to the attacks on four children and his girlfriend at a home in the 900 block of West Monterey Court in Terrytown, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said Leonard used the hammer to beat the children while they slept and told detectives he had used crack cocaine.

Leonard is also accused of waiting for his girlfriend, Kristina Riley, to come home and then bludgeoning her to death. Kristina Riley was the mother of three of the children and the aunt of the fourth child.

Two of the children died at the home, investigators said. Two others were taken to a hospital, including Nashawna Riley.

Leonard now faces four counts of first-degree murder.

Dozens came together Monday evening to honor the victims and gathered at Woodmere Cafe in Harvey for a benefit. The owner of the cafe said he had contacted the family members and wanted to do something nice for them. There’s also a benefit set up by Hancock Whitney Bank. To donate, visit any bank location and mention the Riley family.

The family thanked the community for its outpouring of support.

Keith and Valeria Smith traveling today from Mexican border to stand trial in Baltimore’s ‘panhandler’ killing 3/23/2019

Keith and Valeria Smith left prison near the Mexican border Wednesday morning and began their extradition back to Baltimore to stand trial for the murder of Jacquelyn Smith.

Around 9:30 a.m., authorities escorted the father and daughter from the Cameron County Detention Center in South Texas, said Sheriff Omar Lucio, who runs the prison.

Coverage of the killing of Jacquelyn Smith »

“I checked with my jailer. They didn’t say anything. They knew where they were going,” Lucio said. “They didn’t create any kind of commotion.”

Their quiet departure marked the end of what police described as a run for the Mexican border with detectives closing in on the alleged murderers. Jacquelyn Smith’s husband, Keith Smith, said she was fatally stabbed after she rolled down a car window to give money to a panhandler in East Baltimore. But Baltimore police said Sunday that Keith Smith and his stepdaughter had been arrested in Smith’s death. Jacquelyn Smith, 54, of Aberdeen was an electrical engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She was stabbed five times in her chest and killed in December, and the crime shocked the conscience of Baltimore residents. Her husband, Keith , and his daughter, Valeria , claimed the killing happened […]

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