The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

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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In 2011, a then 17-year-old Tyler Hadley of Port St. Lucie, Florida, killed both of his parents with a claw hammer before dragging their bodies to their bedroom. While the bodies of  Mary Jo and Blake Hadley remained in the bedroom, Tyler Hadley threw a party for all of his Facebook friends. He even showed …

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My apologies as this story is actually close to a month old. Anyway, last month, 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie was indicted for the shooting at Butler High School that left 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen dead. However, Cuffie was indicted for the lesser charge of second-degree murder. This could result in a sentence of 12 to 25 years …

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When I first posted about the shooting at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina, I wondered where 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie got the gun he used to kill Bobby McKeithen. Well, while it hasn’t been made public yet exactly where he got the gun it has been made public where it first emerged. The .380 …

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