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Daniel Horowitz’ 911 Call Will Not Play During Trial: MARTINEZ, Calif. — The anguished 911 calls Daniel Horowitz made after he found his wife’s body won’t be played for the jury in the upcoming murder trial of the couple’s teenage neighbor. A Contra Costa County judge ruled Monday that the tapes are too “disturbing” and …

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Teen Suspected of Plotting Columbine-Style Attack to Stand Trial: LANCASTER, June 30, 2006 – One of two teens accused of plotting a Columbine-style Valentine’s Day attack at an Antelope Valley high school was ordered Thursday to stand trial on felony charges. Lancaster Superior Court Judge Christopher Estes found sufficient evidence to bound Johnny Alvarez Casas …

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Man charged in MySpace case pleads not guilty to molestation: Michael Zbonski, who I told you about here, has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges… A Blue Island man accused of molesting an Antioch Township girl he met through her posting on MySpace.com pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lake County circuit court. Michael Zbonski, …

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Teen found guilty of RHS shooting: A Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge found Vincent Wayne Leodoro guilty of attempted murder this morning. The ruling came after brief closing statements by the defense and prosecution. Judge Robert Millikan ruled that Leodoro, 15, intentionally tried to kill Joseph Monti, 16, when the youth shot Monti four times …

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Prosecutors to drop runaway petition against teen: Another chapter in the ongoing drama of Katherine Lester… SCARO, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday agreed to withdraw a runaway juvenile petition they filed earlier this month against Katherine Lester, the Michigan teenager who flew to the Middle East to be with a man she met on …

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Spokane Teen Jamie Lynn Drake, Missing Since June 23rd: Another fine article at Crime Library from crime blogging’s godfather Steve Huff. The article is about Jamie Lynn Drake of Spokane, Washington who went missing recently. her car was found being driven by a former male roommate… Spokane, Wash. (Crime Library) The last time anyone saw …

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Teen’s Journey May Have Legal Consequences: More incredulous words from the ever-increasing spectacle that is the Katherine Lester situation… “Now that our relationship is out in the open, I feel like I don’t have to go there to talk to him or to be with him,” she continued. “I plan on him coming here and …

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Possible motives revealed in RHS shooting trial: Leodoro told the detective about threats Monti had allegedly made to hurt the younger teen’s family in the days preceding the shooting. Monti made the threats because he thought Leodoro was talking bad about him to some female students, Leodoro claimed. “When he talked about those threats, he …

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RHS shooting trial begins: ‘I felt like I was gonna die’: Just some more details that weren’t in the last article… RHS student Leah Sheppard, 16, said she’d met with fellow students, including Monti and Leodoro, in a group in the cafeteria before first period, though she didn’t talk with the suspect. When the bell …

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12G for tips in teen’s slay: A reward is being offered for information in the murder of Chanel Petro-Nixon… Cops are offering a $12,000 reward in last week’s shocking murder of a promising 16-year-old Brooklyn girl. Chanel Petro-Nixon was last seen on June 18 when she left her apartment on Fulton St. to fill out …

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