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Parents of accused Florida serial killer placed on house arrest

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Rosita and Howell Donaldson Jr. walked into courtroom 62 at the Hillsborough County Courthouse and sat quietly during the hour and a half hearing.

Their silence is what brought them before Judge Mark Wolfe.

On Friday, it’s what brought them six months of home confinement.

“The judicial process is all about a search for the truth. From the beginning, we were focused on getting information from the parents because the community and the families deserve it,” State Attorney Andrew Warren said.

The Donaldson’s

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Parents of accused Seminole Heights serial killer placed on house arrest

The parents of Howell Donaldson III, the man accused of shooting four people to death in a series of killings in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood last fall, were placed under house arrest Friday after refusing to answer questions about their son.

A judge found Rosita and Howell Donaldson Jr. in contempt and said the two should be under house arrest for no longer than six months and must wear GPS monitors, according to a report by Spectrum Bay News 9.

One of the conditions to the house arrest ruling will be exceptions for religious, employment and medical purposes.

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Judge will decide if accused Bay Area serial killer goes to trial or mental institution

MARTINEZ — Over the next few weeks, a Contra Costa judge will face a decision of great consequence: find a man accused of two murders mentally unfit to stand trial and give him a slim chance for freedom, or find him competent and send him on the way to a potential death sentence.

At the center of it all is Marc Carr, 29, a San Pablo resident accused of two murders, an attempted murder, kidnapping, and of assaulting a jail guard while attempting to escape the Martinez jail.

Marc Car, 29, faces a potential death sentence in two Bay Area killings.
Marc Carr, 29, faces a potential death sentence in two Bay Area killings. 

On Tuesday, proceedings began in a mental competency hearing for Carr, in front of Superior Court Judge Charles “Ben” Burch. Carr showed up in court with three

Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/15/judge-will-decide-if-accused-bay-area-serial-killer-goes-to-trial-or-mental-institution/

Residents sight escaped accused serial killer

Delano Forbes, the triple murder accused who escaped from the police on Monday (February 12) afternoon, has been spotted in several communities, but is yet to be caught.

He was seen in the Buckleys area some time before noon today Tuesday, February 13. Prior to that, he was spotted running in Swetes village where he resided before his arrested and remand to Her Majesty’s Prison in December last year.

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner of police, Atley Rodney says the photograph of Forbes in shackles, which has been circulating on social media, was taken by the police.

He explains that it was taken as part of the investigation in Swetes where Forbes was asked to point out additional things as evidence in one of the cases against him.

The photograph shows the accused dressed in a

Read more at: https://antiguaobserver.com/residents-sight-escaped-accused-serial-killer/

Accused serial child killer’s trial begins under tight security in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — A public prosecutor in Pakistan says the trial of a suspect accused of brutally killing eight children has started at a high-security prison in the eastern city of Lahore.

Prosecutor Abdul Raud says the trial of the alleged serial killer, Mohammad Imran, will be completed in a week.

Imran was arrested in January after the rape and murder of 7-year-old girl Zainab Ansari drew condemnation and brought to light seven other abductions and slayings he is suspected of.

Police say Imran has confessed to the killings and throwing Ansari’s body in a garbage dump in the city of Kasur.

Many Pakistanis have demanded a public execution for Imran.

The trial, which started on Tuesday,

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pakistan-serial-killer-trial-mohammad-imran-murder-zainab-ansari-children-kasur/

Why you’ve seen accused serial killer Bruce McArthur’s travel photos …

His face flushed under the shining sun, Bruce McArthur stands before the Niagara Falls, a rainbow rising into the azure sky from the mist behind him.

Dishevelled and his eyes bloodshot, Dean Lisowick stares with a weary expression from a police mug shot snapped in front of a grey background.

It has been more than three weeks since Toronto police took Mr. McArthur into custody and the pictures of the 66-year-old landscaper and the five men he is accused of murdering have now became stamped in the public consciousness.

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The criminal charges against Mr. McArthur still have to be tested in court, but one recurring talking point has been the disparity between the images of the accused and the five slain men.

In one widely republished picture, Mr. McArthur poses in front of Niagara Falls. In contrast, Mr. Lisowick, one of the five men police

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Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping at another property near where remains found

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping work at a building down the road from the property where police recovered the remains of at least six people, according to two former tenants.

“He would work on the lawn, take care of flowers, planters, and stuff like that,” said Frederic Bisson, who lived in an apartment building on Mallory Crescent in Toronto’s Leaside neighbourhood a decade ago. “I’m really shocked … he was really calm and quiet.”

Bisson’s roommate at the time confirmed that he, too, remembers seeing McArthur work on the property, but he never spoke to him.

The company that owns the apartment building says McArthur was never on the payroll, but a representative told CBC Toronto “it’s possible that tenants hired him to do work.”

Toronto police have been camped out at a house down the road

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‘Serial killer’ serving life for Bywater murder now accused of killing 3 more New Orleans women

A man already sentenced to life for murdering a Bywater woman in 2008 was accused of killing three more women in a stunning indictment unveiled on Thursday.

Joseph Brant, 48, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the indictment obtained by the office of Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. Prosecutors said he is expected to plead guilty, possibly as soon as he makes his first appearance in a New Orleans court.

Brant is accused of the October 2007 killing of an unknown woman, the January 2008 killing of Jody Johnson, and the September 2008 killing of Kirsten Brydum. He pleaded guilty in 2016 to the killing of a fourth women, Jessica Hawk.

Prosecutors said that Brant confessed to killing the women in an interview with a District Attorney’s Office investigator last week. Brant made his confession on the condition that he not face the death penalty, according to Cannizzaro’s office.


Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/courts/article_cba568dc-0cf8-11e8-ac99-e705a7889455.html

Accused serial killer’s methods eerily match Stephen King story …

In Stephen King’s macabre short story “The Lawnmower Man,” a sex-crazed landscaper murders and dismembers the suburban homeowner who hires him to cut his overgrown lawn.

The tale ends when detectives arrive and end up trying to gather up the victim’s remains, which are scattered in a backyard birdbath and throughout the expanse of freshly mown grass.

While King’s story is the stuff of fiction, a real-life version seems to be playing amid the manicured lawns and neat flower boxes of Canada’s largest city, where officials are digging for human remains after the arrest of a landscape contractor last month.

Bruce McArthur, 66, was charged in Toronto with the murder of five men. Police say that they may be dealing with a serial killer, and that there may be many more victims.

McArthur dismembered his victims and hid their remains in planters, police say. He may have also buried them in the lawns

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2018/02/03/accused-serial-killers-methods-eerily-match-stephen-king-story/

Brooklyn judge warns accused serial killer to behave during March trial

A Brooklyn judge set a trial date and delivered a warning to a suspected serial killer whose DNA linked him to two cold-case murders.

Accused murderer Kwauhuru Govan, 39, was uncharacteristically quiet as Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice urged him to behave during his trial set to begin March 12.


Sharabia Thomas, 17, was killed in February 2004.

(Obtained by News)

Govan’s penchant for lashing out in court prompted officials to conduct his hearings via closed-circuit television from Rikers Island.

“The next time your case is on, you won’t be on the television. You’ll be in court,” Del Giudice said Friday.

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“So bring the clothes you’d like to wear for hearings and trial and be on your best behavior.”


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