Category Archives: Murder

March 31, 2015

Gangs make some homicides hard to solve in Whittier’s most deadly zip code

“A lot of that is Hispanic gangs, so a lot of your targets as well as suspects are going to be Hispanics,” said Det. Louie Aguilera, who estimated that 80 to 90 percent of murders in the area are gang related.

More than four years after finding his son shot to death at their West Whittier home, Raymond Zamorano wants the man responsible to pay the price.

“I don’t know how he could get away with it,” said Zamorano, 76, who believes the man who killed his 49-year-old son, Vincent Zamorano, the afternoon of Dec. 4, 2010 was arrested and released soon after for a residential burglary.

“It’s funny that they can’t arrest him,” for his son’s murder, Zamorano said.

Vincent Zamorano’s slaying is one of 28 homicides in the 90606 ZIP code from 2000 through 2010 and one of 16 unsolved homicides in the West Whittier ZIP code, which had one of the highest rates of unsolved homicides — 59 percent — in the region, according to law enforcement data analyzed by this news organization.

Countywide, data analyzed by the Los Angeles News Group showed that of the 11,244 cases investigated as homicides, 4,862 — or 46 percent — remain unsolved in the county. Latino victims make up half of the unsolved homicides.

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March 29, 2015

Spring break revelry turns to horror as Mexican druglord kills University of Texas student in sicko human sacrifice voodoo ritual

“It was our religion, our voodoo,” Serafin told police. “We did it for success. We did it for protection.”

Mark Kilroy was a nice, normal kid who, in March 1989, headed south to Mexico for spring break.

Hundreds of thousands make the same kind of pilgrimage each year. Most return to school suffering from nothing more than the wages of too much merrymaking — sunburns, bad hangovers, or romances gone sour.

Kilroy was not so lucky. He stumbled into a world of drug cartels and nightmare religion, a mishmash of superstitions derived from Santeria, African voodoo, and ancient Aztec rites of human sacrifice.

Kilroy, 21, who was pre-med at the University of Texas, and three friends parked their car in Brownsville, on the U.S. side, and walked across the bridge over the Rio Grande to the Mexican border town of Matamoros, a top spring break hangout.

For a few days, the boys lolled on the beach, drinking and flirting with Miss Tanline contestants. In the early morning of March 14, Kilroy’s three buddies decided they had had enough and were ready to stroll back across the bridge. They found Kilroy and started to walk.

Crowds of young revelers had the same idea, so the streets were packed. Somehow on the way back to the car, Kilroy got separated from the group. His friends waited at the border, then they searched, and then they headed back to the car and waited some more. By morning, when Kilroy had not arrived, they contacted police.

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March 27, 2015

4 (black) cops killed in 7 days – where’s the outrage?

Larry Elder: Police more reluctant to shoot at minorities, but killers seem to be colorblind.

Wednesday, March 4: Fulton County police detective Terence Avery Green was killed, shot in the head by a suspect. According to WXIA-TV, Atlanta: “Police responded to a shots fired call early Wednesday. They were told the suspect was possibly intoxicated. Neighbors said the man was going from house to house, banging on doors and firing a long barrel gun. …

“(Fulton County Assistant Police Chief Gary) described the situation as an ambush, saying the officers ‘were trying to do their job, they were trying to protect this neighborhood from someone who was shooting. And they had no other option but to do their job. And the way it appears to me, they were ambushed without warning.’ …

“Green was a veteran officer with nearly 22 years of service. He is survived by his parents and his four sons.”

Thursday, March 5: Officer Robert Wilson III, while on duty and in uniform, walked into a game store to purchase a gift for his son. Two men robbed the store, and shot and killed Officer Wilson. According to CNN: “Wilson was standing at the counter across from employees at the GameStop store when two brothers, Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams, walked in carrying guns, police said.

“They allegedly stuck up the store with at least five patrons and two employees inside.

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March 21, 2015

Mother blames state for daughter’s killing

Jodi Pier-Estepp says bungling of GPS monitoring allowed the suspects, one of whom has a criminal history in Riverside, to kill.

Jodi Pier-Estepp wants the men accused of killing her daughter to face the death penalty or spend the remainder of their lives behind bars. And she wants state officials to pay for their mistakes.

In a $20 million claim filed last year, Pier-Estepp, 40, argued that the state failed to adequately monitor the two men – both registered sex offenders wearing GPS tracking devices – who are now charged with killing her daughter and three other women.

One of those men, Steve Gordon, also kidnapped his estranged wife and daughter in Riverside in 2001 and took them to Nevada, where he hoped to persuade his wife to reconcile. That crime landed him in prison for eight years.

The other accused man, Franc Cano, was under the supervision of state parole at the time of 21-year-old Jarrae Estepp’s death. Gordon had left parole four months earlier.

Pier-Estepp’s claim was denied by the state in November, setting the stage for a possible battle in civil court involving one of Orange County’s biggest murder cases.

The claim, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday, is the latest step in a yearlong quest to obtain justice for her daughter.

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March 15, 2015

Obama’s frowny face

Mike Lester contrasts president’s responses to Ferguson shootings.

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March 14, 2015

Here’s the Disgraceful Tweet Mike Brown’s Mom Posted After 2 Cops Were Shot in Ferguson

She issued the tweet, which was uncovered by Ferguson Scanner Updates, sometime early Thursday morning, only hours after two Ferguson officers were nearly killed by race rioters.

For months we were led by the liberal mainstream media to believe that thug Mike Brown had been the victim of an unjustified shooting by a racist Ferguson police officer.

While we now know for a fact that Mike Brown was anything but a victim, we also incidentally know that his family members are anything but the upstanding citizens they claim to be.

Take for instance his mother, Leslie Mcspadden, who had the audacity to gleefully celebrate the shooting of two Ferguson police officers by tweeting the following message:

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March 12, 2015

Ferguson: A Murderous Mob Incited by Holder and Obama

Two police officers in Ferguson, MO were shot at a protest early Thursday against alleged racism in the department and the city itself. It was not enough that the chief of police had just resigned. It was not enough that a local judge had quit. It was not enough that the Department of Justice had exonerated former officer Darren Wilson. No – the mob, told by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that Ferguson was still guilty of racism, wanted “justice.”

The violence is the direct result of incitement by the federal government on the basis of trumped-up accusations, based on the faulty notion that a city that enforces traffic tickets vigorously as a means of raising revenue is inherently racist. (By that standard, my own ultra-progressive town of Santa Monica, California would be akin to a Ku Klux Klan headquarters.)

Racist emails discovered from a few employees implicated those individuals alone–but Obama and Holder wanted more. They, and serial inciter Al Sharpton, wanted the humiliation of the town, wanted the division of America, wanted it to be clear that white public officials could never represent a black population, wanted middle America to know that the federal government could nullify self-government at a whim.

On the basis of the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie, they let black businesses in Ferguson be torched and sewed rage across the country that took the lives of two police officers in New York.

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March 11, 2015

Albinos living ‘in abject fear’ after murders

“Gangs roam the land hunting albinos for black magic.”

At least 15 people with albinism, mostly children, have been killed, wounded, abducted or nearly abducted in East Africa in a surge in violence against albinos in the past six months, the United Nations (UN) said yesterday.

The UN said there has been a marked increase in the number of attacks on albinos in Tanzania, Malawi and Burundi, where their body parts are prized in black magic, with three incidents in the past week as gangs roam southern Malawi hunting for them.

“These attacks are often stunningly vicious, with children in particular being targeted,” the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said in a statement.

“Many people with albinism are living in abject fear.”

Children with albinism, who lack pigmentation in their skin, hair and eyes, have stopped attending school because of the risk of assault, murder or kidnapping, he said.

The UN called on regional governments to ensure the criminals behind the attacks are prosecuted.

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March 7, 2015

Colombian gangs run nightmarish ‘chop-up’ houses

In the past, victims’ corpses would often be dumped at sea. Now, so body parts don’t wash ashore, they are typically buried in clandestine graves.

Colombia’s peace talks may be advancing, but try telling that to the terrified residents of Buenaventura, the country’s largest Pacific port.

They live in the shadow of rapes, grotesque violence and disappearances carried out by successor groups to the hard-right paramilitary vigilantes who once battled Marxist rebels’ fire with fire.

In particular, the gangs have become known for their “chop-up” houses, where they use machetes to dismember alive anyone who gets on their wrong side, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.

It singles out a trio of rival groups — the Urabeños, Empresa and Autodefensas Gaitanistas — that have turned to organized crime since the “deeply flawed official demobilization” of the paramilitaries a decade ago.

Disbanding death squads was intended to be a key step in stopping the South American country’s internal conflict, which has cost nearly 250,000 lives over the past half-century. The conflict pits the government and the paramilitaries against leftist rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The latter two are heavily implicated in the cocaine trade.

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March 6, 2015

Leaked video: U.S. ‘allies’ execute 11-year-old boy

Report from Iraq documents hail of bullets to the head.

A video that reportedly was leaked from Iraq shows Iranian-backed militia members slapping an 11-year-old prisoner around, then abruptly ending his life with a hail of bullets to the head, according to a report.

The video has been posted on the Shoebat.com website, which explained the execution was filmed in Divala province in Iraq.

Caution: The video is extremely graphic but is available on the Shoebat.com website.

Posted by Walid Shoebat, a onetime Muslim terror-team member turned Christian, it shows the child in handcuffs while surrounded by “Iranian-backed Iraqi fighters,” then the execution.

Explained Shoebat, “What the Obama administration did when he pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq was to replace them with militias who are providing the essential service; a plethora of new and old pro-Iranian Shiite militias that are dominating the battlefields in Iraq and Syria, which raises concerns about the growing Iranian influence.

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