The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

I could have sworn I posted this story before but when I checked the archives I found similar stories but not this one. Anyway, 16-year-old Dejuan Taylor of Indianapolis has been charged as an adult in botched OfferUp robbery that turned into a murder. The victim was 16-year-old Elijah Taylor who was not related to …

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The student who was shot by the School Resource Officer at Waukesha South High School has been identified and his name is Tyrone Smith. Smith was 17 at the time of the shooting and has been charged as an adult with several weapons-related offenses. He has since turned 18. Not only was Smith actually armed …

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I guess it’s time for our annual post about how Torey Adamcik has had his life sentence upheld by the Idaho Supreme Court again. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the story, in 2006, 16-year-olds Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik brutally murdered their friend Cassie Jo Stoddart of Pocatello, Idaho. They stabbed …

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Back in October of last year, 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie shot and killed  16-year-old Bobby McKeithen in the halls of Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina. The shooting stemmed from an off-campus fight between Cuffie and a group of McKeithen’s friends where Cuffie came up on the short end of the stick. McKeithen was not …

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17-year-old Garry Lee Higgins has been charged as an adult in the June shooting death of 16-year-old Johnny Peluyera. Johnny was selling an Xbox on OfferUp and met Higgins and an 18-year-old cohort at an abandoned home in Gary, Indiana. During the transaction, one of the suspects allegedly produced a gun and shot Johnny in …

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Both Devin Erickson and Alec McKinney appeared in court yesterday to face the 48 charges so far before them. The charges include first-degree murder, attempted murder, arson, robbery, theft and firearms charges. The 16-year-old McKinney has been charged as an adult as he should be. Both suspects are being held without bond. However, arrest affidavits …

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17-year-old Alexander M. Kraus of Grand Chute, Wisconsin has allegedly confessed to the murder of his grandparents. Kraus is said to have fatally shot his grandparents 74-year-old Dennis Kraus and 73-year-old Letha Kraus and had planned the double murder for some time. Kraus reportedly called 911 after shooting both his grandparents in the head with …

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In 2007, 16-year-old John Odgren brutally stabbed to death 15-year-old James Alenson in a bathroom at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Massachusetts. Odgren had an unhealthy obsession with knives and crime scene forensics and often bragged to classmates that he could commit the perfect crime. He was recorded in prison conversations with his parents admitting …

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If you’ll recall, back in October, 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie was arrested for the shooting death of 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen in the halls of Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina. Cuffie has been charged as an adult and was originally charged with first-degree murder but the charges were reduced to second-degree murder since the shooting …

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