Tag: murder

Suspect arrested in death of Terrance Miles

Suspect arrested in death of Terrance Miles

| June 3, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Police have arrested 23 year old Henry Eshon Underwood for the shooting death of local educator and youth advocate Terrance Miles in the early morning hours of May 19 outside East Central Towers. Mile’s body was discovered in the 900 block of Francis Street after officers responded to the report of shots being fired […]

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Orders to release white farmers accused in murder of black boy sparks riot

Orders to release white farmers accused in murder of black boy sparks riot

(GIN)—Two South African white farmers accused of causing the death of a 16 year old black teen accused of stealing sunflowers were granted bail and released, sparking a wave of protests that were met with police violence. Anger erupted in the maize producing town of Coligny, North West, after residents learned of the decision on […]

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Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie

Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie

| February 6, 2017

Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant admits it was all a lie By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the white woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Mississippi, in 1955, has admitted she lied, according […]

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Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

Fort Wayne fugitive caught in Alabama

| September 15, 2016

Wanted for killing man sitting in car with shooter’s ex girlfriend HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Christopher Figgs, 28, of Fort Wayne was located arrested today by the US Marshals Service’s Task Force in Huntsville Alabama without incident. Figgs had been charged with murder in the July 6 shooting death of 28-year-old Edward Kiel, who was shot while he […]

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U.S. Marshals’ task force arrests man wanted for homicide

U.S. Marshals’ task force arrests man wanted for homicide

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—U.S. Marshals arrested Anfernee Brent, 21, who is wanted in Yazoo Co. Mississippi on first degree murder charges. Brent was apprehended this morning at a relative’s apartment on Harris Road.  The charges resulted from an alleged drug deal gone bad.  Brent was booked into the Allen Co. Jail and awaits the extradition process. The […]

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Man found shot to death in car parked in alley

Man found shot to death in car parked in alley

| November 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:27 a.m., Nov. 11, City of Fort Wayne Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the alley in the 300 block of Kinnaird Avenue. Officers arrived and located an unconscious adult male in the driver’s seat. Medics arrived and pronounced the man, subsequently identified as 18-year-old Jose […]

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The Brittany Foote story: Domestic violence ends in murder

The Brittany Foote story: Domestic violence ends in murder

| November 9, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Faith Columnist Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer Sixteen-year-old Brittany, full of life with a beautiful smile, was a friend of Tyisha Waters. Brittany was murdered this year, her body never found. Early on, Brittany found herself in a violent relationship, one she would come to talk about with her […]

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Black women face increased violence

Black women face increased violence

| October 2, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of white women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report titled, “When Men Murder Women” by the Violence Policy Center. The annual study, now in its 17th year, “examines FBI […]

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Third teen sought in murder investigation

Third teen sought in murder investigation

| September 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the whereabouts of Shakidi Dominikque Underwood who is described as a male black, 17-years of age born Nov. 3, 1997. Detectives have tied Underwood to the incident listed below. Warrants for murder, felony murder and robbery have been issued in his […]

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Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

| August 20, 2015

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from Atlanta Daily World A Fulton County jury rejected an Atlanta teenager’s attempts to cop the “gay panic” card in killing of another man and hiding his body in the trunk of his car for two months. Marquavyian Gude, 19, was convicted of murder despite the fact that […]

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