Tag Archives: guilty

Two charged in deadly Waco home invasion shooting plead guilty

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man and a woman who were originally charged with capital murder in a deadly home invasion shooting in 2015 near the Baylor campus are headed to prison after pleading guilty to lesser offenses Tuesday.

Garrett Gage, 19, and Cierra McKenzie Barber, 22, were charged in connection with the February 2015 incident that left Braeden Freeman, 20, of Waco, and Keith William McClure, 19, of Temple, dead.

Gage was injured by gunfire during the robbery.

They both pleaded guilty Tuesday to the lesser offense of aggravated robbery.

Barber was sentenced to 30 years in prison and Gage received a 40-year sentence.

In December, Gage refused a plea deal in the case.

Police say Barber drove Gage and McClure to the target apartment in the 1900 block of South 16th Street on the night of the crime.

Gage was arrested several blocks away from the apartment at 1900 South 16th Street after gunfire erupted

Read more at: http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Man-woman-charged-in-deadly-Waco-home-invasion-shooting-plead-guilty-423877894.html

Duo pleads guilty in home-invasion robbery that left 2 dead – Waco Tribune

Barry Freeman, right, hugs Tommy Gage, after Gage’s son pleaded guilty to an aggravated robbery in which Freeman’s son, Braeden, was killed.

Read more at: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/courts_and_trials/duo-pleads-guilty-in-home-invasion-robbery-that-left-dead/article_201ffa0e-01e4-54bd-bb90-65217bc71772.html

Barber found guilty of 6 charges in trooper assault | Public Safety …

‘+

‘+__tnt.truncateStr(oAsset.title,85,’…’)+’

‘+

‘+

Read more at: http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/barber-found-guilty-of-charges-in-trooper-assault/article_bd799642-db99-5ea1-85b1-86497ccb4f88.html

Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls.


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls …


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

Wilson Apartments murder suspect pleads not guilty

COLUMBUS, Ga.- Adrian Pollard, the man charged with the murder of 25-year-old Maurice McGhee in March at the Wilson Apartments plead not guilty to all charges in Columbus Recorder’s Court Thursday morning.

Pollard was charged with murder, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Back on March 24, Columbus Police responded to a shooting at the Wilson Apartments and found McGhee with a gunshot wound. He was soon transported to Midtown Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

During the hearing, Sgt. Stewart Carter said that after authorities arrived and began speaking to witnesses that Pollard emerged as a suspect in the shooting. Sergeant Carter said that there was a verbal altercation between Pollard and McGhee, which may have been started over a woman who Pollard had a relationship with and who McGhee was dating at the time.

During Sgt. Carter’s

Read more at: http://wrbl.com/2017/04/07/wilson-apartments-murder-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-2/

Wilson Apartments murder suspect pleads not guilty | WRBL

COLUMBUS, Ga.- Adrian Pollard, the man charged with the murder of 25-year-old Maurice McGhee in March at the Wilson Apartments plead not guilty to all charges in Columbus Recorder’s Court Thursday morning.

Pollard was charged with murder, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Back on March 24, Columbus Police responded to a shooting at the Wilson Apartments and found McGhee with a gunshot wound. He was soon transported to Midtown Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

During the hearing, Sgt. Stewart Carter said that after authorities arrived and began speaking to witnesses that Pollard emerged as a suspect in the shooting. Sergeant Carter said that there was a verbal altercation between Pollard and McGhee, which may have been started over a woman who Pollard had a relationship with and who McGhee was dating at the time.

During Sgt. Carter’s

Read more at: http://wrbl.com/2017/04/07/wilson-apartments-murder-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-2/

NKY woman found guilty of stabbing mother 70 times sentenced

An Independence woman who was found guilty of murder for stabbing her mother more than 70 times was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Thursday.

According to prosecutors, Laura Conley broke knives during the attack, only to get additional knives and continue stabbing her mother, 69-year-old Carlene Conley, in the kitchen of the home they shared.

The Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office said prosecutors cited Lara Conley’s multiple inconsistent and uncorroborated versions of the events during the case. It took three hours for a jury to return a guilty verdict.

According to prosecutors, on March 14, 2015, Lara Conley reported a home invasion at the home she shared with her mother and told the 911 operator that someone had hurt her mother. Officers found Carlene Conley dead

Read more at: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/northern-ky/2017/03/27/nky-woman-found-guilty-stabbing-mother-70-times-sentenced/99682768/