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HPD Make Arrest In Year’s First Homicide

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CBS Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ Hartford police have made an arrest in connection with the city’s first homicide of 2014.

Thursday, they arrested Deranna Fletcher and charged him with the murder of Mark McNickle in a Sumner Street parking lot on Jan. 15.

Fletcher was captured in Manchester Thursday morning. He’s due in Hartford Superior Court on Friday.

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Missing N.J. Couple Found Dead In Garage At Wayne Home

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CBS New York

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a young couple who went missing late last month have been found dead in a garage at a northern New Jersey home.
 
But it’s not yet known what caused the deaths of 24-year-old Garfield resident Jorge Rodriguez and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Melissa Pereira. They were found around 11:15 a.m. in Wayne, but authorities would not provide further details.
 
The couple was last seen leaving Pereira’s home in Wayne on Dec. 27.
 
Authorities have said they were headed to a Pennsylvania bed and breakfast, where they had made New Year’s Eve reservations. They were reported missing Dec. 30.
 
Passaic County Assistant Prosecutor Michael DeMarco told The Star-Ledger that investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the deaths.
 
When reached at Pereira’s home on Sunday night, a man who identified himself as her…

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Mother, Son Dead In Lawncrest Double Shooting

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CBS Philly

By Elizabeth Hur, Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating a double shooting in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia Sunday that left a mother and her son dead.

Police say they were called to the home on the 300 block of Stevens Street around 3:30 p.m. after a 29-year old woman found the 49-year-old mother and her 22-year old son dead. Both victims, who police have identified as Donna and Rich Muller, were shot in the head, and both were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the bodies was found in an upstairs bedroom, and the other was discovered just outside in the hallway.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small says the investigation into what happened is underway:

“We don’t have a motive at this time. However, we have several witnesses that were transported to homicide, and they’re being interviewed by homicide detectives right now.”

Shook up neighbors…

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College Student Shot In Cellphone Robbery Dies

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CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) — A South Side college student who was shot despite handing his cellphone over to two robbers died Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Kevin Baker, 19, was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the medical examiner’s office said.

Baker, a student at Harold Washington College, was on his way back from class Thursday when the robbery and shooting happened, said neighbor and family friend Earnestine Barnette.

Baker was walking with his cousin in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue about 4:15 p.m. when two people ­— one armed with a handgun — got out of a dark-colored van and demanded their cellphones, police said. After the two handed over their phones, the armed robber opened fire, striking Baker in the head.

“Whatever they asked for, he gave it to them and they still shot him,” said Barnette, 51. “It’s…

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Hartford Has First 2014 Homicide

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CBS Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hartford police are investigating the killing of a man who was shot in the head in the city’s first homicide of the year.

Officers were called to a North End neighborhood at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on reports of gunshots and found the victim in a parking lot near The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

Paramedics took him to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police didn’t release the man’s name or information about possible suspects and a motive.

Hartford saw 23 homicides last year, one more than the previous year.

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2nd Conn. Man Charged In RI Fatal Shooting

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CBS Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A second New Haven, Conn., man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting during an alleged botched drug deal in Rhode Island.

Twenty-year-old Lloyd Streater Jr. was arraigned in New Haven Superior Court on Monday and waived extradition to Rhode Island. He’s expected to appear in a Providence court this week.

Police say Streater and 20-year-old Jason King were involved in the killing of 28-year-old Luis Aquino near a Providence nightclub Nov. 4. Another man was shot and survived.

Authorities allege the shooter was King, who was arrested in New Haven last month. He’s fighting extradition.
Both men are detained on bail. It’s not clear if they have lawyers.

Streater is recovering from being shot in his head on New Year’s Day at a New Haven motel.

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