Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jury convicts Winters man of killing his wife

Had this woman had a Defender... we might not have seen this article! A self defense weapon could have or possibly turned this into a completely different story!

Jury convicts Winters man of killing his wife: "

From Hudson Sangree:

Yolo County jurors on Tuesday convicted a Winters man of killing his wife, though her body has never been found.

Felipe Cruz Hernandez, 39, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Leticia Barrales Ramos, 28, who disappeared April 12.

The couple's 10-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said may have been asleep in the next room when her mother was killed, testified during the trial.

After weeks of hearing evidence, jurors deliberated for a short time Friday and again Tuesday before announcing in the afternoon that they had reached a unanimous verdict.

Blood stains in the couple's apartment that were genetically matched to Barrales Ramos convinced them she had died and that her husband had killed her, jurors said.

But without a body or a murder weapon, they said, they were unable to determine whether the killing had been premeditated.

'We struggled with the actual event, how it might have taken place,' said jury foreman Mike Sullivan. 'But there was a small window of opportunity, and it only pointed to one person.'

The verdict brought to a close a case that shook the small town of Winters, which had not had a killing in a dozen years.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dallas Crime Watch: Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

When you read this one, have to shake your head and wonder what people are thinking of! What woman would want to be with a family or a man who does this kind of stuff? What are they thinking. Has the world taken a nightmare pill? Even more reason to have a self defense weapon on your body at all times!!! Also sounds like a good reason to learn weapon disarms!

Master Peter Brusso

Confessed kidnapper in 1992 rape, abduction receives probation in beating of uncle
The Dallas Morning News
Lemondo Simmons kidnapped a couple from Dallas' West End in 1992 and raped the woman. Another man spent 16 years in prison for the crime before DNA evidence freed him. Simmons then confessed, but he was never charged because the statute of limitations on his crimes had passed. This week, Simmons went before a judge again. And he went free again.