TX: Texas vigilante tricked sex offender into meeting him at park – then murdered him: police

Source: foxnews.com 2/6/24 [ACSOL is posting this as a warning to members of our community] A Houston man allegedly lured a convicted sex offender to his death in what is being described as a possible case of vigilante justice. James Lewis Spencer III, 24, is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Sean Connery Showers, 37, who was found unresponsive, lying in a ditch near a park on Northwood Street, in the early morning hours of May 29, 2023, according to the Houston Police Department. Spencer allegedly…

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TX: Texas City man found guilty in sex offender murder

Source: galvnews.com 10/27/23 A Galveston County jury Friday convicted a 23-year-old man of murder in connection to a 2021 bar beating death of a sex offender, according to court records. Taylor Christopher Requenes, 23, of Texas City, is set to return to court on Monday for sentencing.   Requenes is one of five accused of beating Danny Sanders, 65, a registered sex offender, to death outside a bar. Just after midnight on May 22, 2021, five men attacked Sanders outside a saloon and dance hall at 3317 Loop 197 in…

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VT: Remorseless murderer killed former registrant and mom as a jail retirement plan

Source: berkshireeagle.com 9/7/23 BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A man accused of killing a 79-year-old Whitingham, Vt., woman and her 52-year-old son by shooting them in their home on Route 8A is being held without bail. Christopher D. Ellis, 54, pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder and an additional charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was arraigned in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division. Judge John Treadwell ordered Ellis held without bail. Treadwell said the court would not schedule a weight of…

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GA: Columbus prison inmate charged in cellmate’s homicide. Witnesses say he choked victim

Source: news.yahoo.com 5/10/23 An inmate who was being held at Columbus’ Rutledge State Prison has been charged with murder in the death of a cellmate. Nicholas Kyle Shaw, 32, faced charges of murder and aggravated assault Wednesday during a bond hearing in Muscogee Municipal Court. He is charged in the April 23 death of inmate Daniel Tyler Nichols, 26, authorities said. An investigator testified that on April 22, other inmates found Shaw atop Nichols in their cell, choking him. They pushed him off, and finding Nichols unresponsive, told Shaw he…

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SC: Man sentenced to 30 years for killing 73-year-old registered sex offender in North Myrtle Beach

Source: myhorrynews.com 3/21/22 A 22-year-old was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for murdering a North Myrtle Beach man he found through the sex offender registry last year. Kameron Scott Horton pleaded guilty to killing 73-year-old Darrell Lane Johnson on Jan. 30, 2022. Horton addressed the court after he was sentenced. Kameron Scott Horton is charged with murder in connection to the killing of a 73-year-old man in North Myrtle Beach. Photo courtesy of the J. Reuben Long Detention Center    “I understand the severity of what I’ve done.…

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MN: Minnesota man kills sex offender using antler

Source: sfgate.com 3/10/23 GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man was charged Friday with fatally beating an elderly man previously convicted of child sexual assault, who he believed had stalked his young daughter in the past. Levi Axtell, 27, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lawrence V. Scully, 77, who was beaten to death Wednesday at his home in Grand Marais. A criminal complaint filed Friday said Axtell killed Scully with a shovel and a moose antler and then drove to the Cook County Sheriff’s office…

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IN: Killer of Registrant Sentenced to 75 years But Has No Remorse

Source: tristatehomepage.com 2/23/23 EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — An Evansville man will spend decades behind bars for murdering a sex offender. According to court documents, 34-year-old Ricky Allen Kiper Jr. was sentenced to 60 years in prison and 15 years for a habitual offender enhancement after pleading guilty to murder several weeks ago. Kiper shot and killed James ____ at a home on the northside of Evansville on July 27, 2022. After the shooting, officials confirmed that the deceased victim was on the sex offender registry list. Read the full article…

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SC: Inmate killed at Richland jail by other inmates, sheriff says many cells don’t lock

Source: msn.com 2/3/23 Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says five inmates are responsible for attacking and killing another inmate inside the county jail last week. Lott held a news conference Friday where he gave new details in the death of 29-year-old Antonious Randolph. Randolph was found unresponsive inside a cell at the jail on January  27, six days after his arrested on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.  Lott said five inmates–including two who were there on charges of murder–schemed and plotted an attack on Randolph with the intent to kill…

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UK: Mum killed paedophile, 77, after he abused her three children and changed his name to hide

Source: express.co.uk: 11/24/22 A mother who killed her children’s 77-year-old abuser is now campaigning to stop paedophiles from being able to change their names. Sarah Sands stabbed Michael Pleasted eight times in 2014, after her children said he had sexually abused them. Pleasted is thought to have ingratiated himself with the family as a friendly and helpful neighbour on the east London estate they were living in.Usually found sitting outside a nearby newsagent, Ms Sands said earlier today: “I thought he was a lovely old man. I cooked for him,…

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CA: Wheatland man guilty of murder: Influenced by conspiracy theories, Banks had ‘hit list’ of potential victims

Source: appeal-democrat.com 11/3/22 As the spread of conspiracy theories and disinformation continues to creep into every corner of American life, the consequences of movements such as QAnon have shown to be fatal – the most recent well-covered example being the attack on Paul Pelosi at his home allegedly by a man who fell deep into the conspiracy rabbit hole. On Oct. 28, a Wheatland man, 44-year-old Rory Banks, who also seemed to be affected by misinformation online, was found guilty by a Yuba County jury for the May 12, 2021,…

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NC: Central Prison on lockdown after inmates beat convicted sex offender to death

Source: wral.com 9/9/22   Local News Central Prison on lockdown after inmates beat convicted sex offender to death Tags:assault, Central Prison, sex offender Posted September 9, 2022 2:37 p.m. EDT Updated September 9, 2022 5:16 p.m. EDT  Raleigh, N.C. — An inmate at Central Prison in Raleigh died after being assaulted with a weapon on Friday. Ronald Rhodes was beaten by other inmates on Friday morning in the recreation yard, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. The prison has been placed on lockdown as State Capitol Police…

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FL: FDLE beginning investigation into death of Blackwater Corrections inmate

Source: yahoo.com 8/3/22 The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating an inmate’s death at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility. FDLE’s Special Agent in Charge Chris Williams told the News Journal the agency is investigating the death of 35-year-old Andrew Thompson, but could not provide further information. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Thompson died on July 27. Thompson was arrested in March 2021 and was sentenced to 45 years in prison on April 4, 2022, after pleading no contest to 12 counts of possessing child pornography and one…

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IN: VCSO: Man says he shot a sex offender

Source: tristatehomepage.com 7/28/22 VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WEHT) – The man accused of shooting and killing another man on Maggie Valley Drive in Vanderburgh County apparently did so because he thought the man he shot was a sex offender. Ricky Allen Kiper Jr. was arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of James Christopher McClernon.  An autopsy shows McClernon died of multiple gunshot wounds. According to court documents Kiper showed up at a home where McClernon was staying around 3:00 Wednesday afternoon.  The documents go on to say Kiper, McClernon and…

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CA: Wasco State Prison: Sex offender killed in cell

Source: bakersfield.com 3/16/22 Wasco State Prison officials reported a convicted sex offender was killed in his cell on Tuesday, according to a news release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Scott ____, 59, is believed to be the victim of a homicide, according to the release, after he was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 5 p.m. Prison officials identified his cellmate Eugene Stroud, 44, as the suspect. Gunter, who came to Wasco from San Diego County, began serving a two-year sentence Feb. 23 for failing to…

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CA: 3 men receive 15 years to life for killing registered sex offender in Redondo Beach

Source: dailybreeze.com 10/28/21 Three men were sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after pleading no contest this week to killing a registered sex offender during a home-invasion robbery in his Redondo Beach apartment in 2017, authorities said. Taylor John Cervantes, 26, of Hawthorne, Myles Jorge Sawyer, 28, and his brother, Brandon Scott Takeo Sawyer, 27, both of Torrance, were handed their sentences immediately after entering their pleas to second-degree murder on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Torrance Superior Court, Deputy District Attorney Shiraz Khalid said. Charges of conspiracy, burglary…

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FL: Florida Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Fellow Convicted Child Sex Offender Cellmate. He ‘Stomped’ on His Throat

Source: lawandcrime.com 10/21/21 A judge in Florida this week sentenced a 44-year-old man to spend the remainder of his life behind bars for the brutal murder of his former prison cellmate—a convicted child sex offender—whose throat he crushed. A Santa Rosa County jury on Tuesday found Jimmy Ray Carruthers guilty of second-degree murder in the 2019 death of his 78-year-old cellmate, David Kever, the Pensacola News Journal (PNJ) reported. Immediately after the jury returned the guilty verdict, Circuit Court Judge Darlene Dickey handed Carruthers the life sentence. In a press…

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CA: Sex offender found dead in suspected homicide at San Quentin State Prison

[ktla.com – 3/10/21] A 66-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison early Wednesday, and state corrections officials said they are treating his death as a homicide. John Sullivan had served half of his 10-year sentence from Placer County for failing to register as a sex offender, a second-strike. He was found during a head count shortly after midnight and pronounced dead less than 40 minutes later. Officials said they suspect his 28-year-old cellmate in the death. He has not been charged, but was serving…

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NJ: Man dies in Civil Commitment After Being Beaten by Officers

[floridaactioncommittee.org – 3/4/21] The family of Darrell Smith is suing the state after he was beaten to a near comatose state by a group of correctional officers at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel. The center is New Jersey’s civil commitment center, where people are held indefinitely after completing their sentence. The beating was described as “gang-style” and even after he was left in a catatonic state, officers at the facility waited five days before taking him to the hospital, where he died two days later. Read the…

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