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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

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Family member calls woman who killed mom ‘an animal’

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The Independence woman convicted of murdering her mother had hurt her mother in the past, but the mother never pressed charges, according to the killer’s sisters.

Lara Conley was sentenced to 27 years in prison Thursday for killing her mother, Carlene. Police said Carlene Conley was found dead from more than 70 stab wounds in their home March 15, 2015.

Ann Gorman, one of Conley’s sisters, said Conley lived with their mother.

“My sister was erratic, but my mother was never a violent person,” Gorman said. “She would never lay a hand on my sister, so some of the things that they were saying were a little hurtful, and we want our mom to be remembered as the great, loving woman that she was.”

Prosecutors said Conley was the one who stabbed her mother dozens of times. Conley had initially reported the incident as a home invasion, but Read more at: http://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/family-member-calls-woman-who-killed-mom-an-animal

Family member calls woman who killed mom ‘an animal’ – Story

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The Independence woman convicted of murdering her mother had hurt her mother in the past, but the mother never pressed charges, according to the killer’s sisters.

Lara Conley was sentenced to 27 years in prison Thursday for killing her mother, Carlene. Police said Carlene Conley was found dead from more than 70 stab wounds in their home March 15, 2015.

Ann Gorman, one of Conley’s sisters, said Conley lived with their mother.

“My sister was erratic, but my mother was never a violent person,” Gorman said. “She would never lay a hand on my sister, so some of the things that they were saying were a little hurtful, and we want our mom to be remembered as the great, loving woman that she was.”

Prosecutors said Conley was the one who stabbed her mother dozens of times. Conley had initially reported the incident as a home invasion, but Read more at: http://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/family-member-calls-woman-who-killed-mom-an-animal

Independence woman found guilty of murdering her mother – Story

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Kenton County jury took four hours to find Lara Conley guilty of murder Thursday in the stabbing death of her mother.

Police said Conley’s mother, Carlene, was found dead from dozens of stab wounds in her Independence home March 15, 2015.

“The facts of this case were extremely gruesome,” said Kenton County assistant Commonwealth attorney Maria Schletker. “Hearing any sort of murder in a community that we feel is generally safe is always pretty startling.”

According to Schletker and co-prosecutor Lawrence Hilton, Conley called 911 and initially reported the incident as a home invasion, but changed her story during questioning to claim that she had acted in self-defense.

After hearing testimony from more than 30 witnesses, many of them police officers who had worked on the case, the jury found Conley guilty and recommended a 27-year prison sentence.

Hilton said Carlene Conley’s other daughters and grandchildren were in the courtroom during

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Independence woman found guilty of murdering her mother

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Kenton County jury took four hours to find Lara Conley guilty of murder Thursday in the stabbing death of her mother.

Police said Conley’s mother, Carlene, was found dead from dozens of stab wounds in her Independence home March 15, 2015.

“The facts of this case were extremely gruesome,” said Kenton County assistant Commonwealth attorney Maria Schletker. “Hearing any sort of murder in a community that we feel is generally safe is always pretty startling.”

According to Schletker and co-prosecutor Lawrence Hilton, Conley called 911 and initially reported the incident as a home invasion, but changed her story during questioning to claim that she had acted in self-defense.

After hearing testimony from more than 30 witnesses, many of them police officers who had worked on the case, the jury found Conley guilty and recommended a 27-year prison sentence.

Hilton said Carlene Conley’s other daughters and grandchildren were in the courtroom during

Read more at: http://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/independence-woman-found-guilty-of-murdering-her-mother

Woman arrested in LC bank robbery

Last Modified: Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:27 AM

By Marilyn Monroe / American Press

A 50-year-old Vidor, Texas, woman was arrested Saturday for robbing a local bank, said Lake Charles police.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said a man noticed a woman, later identified as Eva Powell, acting suspiciously after exiting Whitney Bank at 1901 Country Club. He said the man followed her and, after a brief struggle, held her until officers arrived. The man, Kraus said, contacted police via 911 at 10:53 a.m.

Kraus said Powell went into the bank, demanded money and then tried to flee with an undisclosed amount.

Powell was charged with first-degree robbery, as well as possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia.

As for the man who held Powell,

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Man Caught On Camera Attacking Woman With Hammer In Koreatown, Police Call It Hate Crime

KOREATOWN (CBSLA.com) — A man has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and committing a hate crime after being caught on camera attacking a woman with a hammer in a Koreatown strip mall, Los Angeles police announced Thursday at a news conference.

The rage unfolded around 6 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of South Vermont Avenue.

Security video showed the victim was minding her own business on her cell phone, when a man walked past her, doubled back and stopped to talk to her. He asked her: “Are you Korean?” She replied yes.

He left and returned a few minutes later with a hammer and bashed her in the head with it at least 20 times as she struggled to cover her face and protect her head, the surveillance footage showed.

Karen Orellana worked just a few doors down from where the attack happened. She went outside when she heard the 24-year-old victim screaming.

By then, a security guard

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Woman charged in connection to home invasion at Oakley Pointe Boulevard

A woman is being charged in connection to a home invasion that left one man dead last night at Post Oak Circle, Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic said at press conference on Wednesday.

Juanita Marie English, 28, of Ladson, is being charged with first degree burglary after officials say she impersonated a home owner’s association member to help Elijah A. White, 30, of North Charleston, invade a home in the Oakley Pointe Community in Moncks Corner on Tuesday. White was found dead at the scene where authorities responded around 8 p.m.

Officials say English, wearing a false HOA badge as someone “trying to learn about that neighborhood, dialoged with the the wife of the homeowner. Officials say English then signaled to White who, from a dark colored Sudan, approached the home masked, gloved, and armed with a pistol with a laser pointing at the doorway.

Officials say the woman at the residence

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Richmond woman credited with helping lead police to ‘dangerous, violent criminal’

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham on Wednesday said that one of his officers could have been killed at during a traffic stop Tuesday night. The suspect he was struggling with, 24-year-old Donte Watts, was pulling the trigger of a gun pointed at the officer’s stomach.

The department called that officer and others on the scene heroes for apprehending the man without firing a single shot. Officials also praised an unidentified citizen who alerted them in the first place.

Police tell 8News a woman called 911 to report someone shooting into her apartment and that the detailed description she gave third precinct officers led them straight to the suspect.

“They got him and it was a big relief,” said Chardae Boswell, who lives at Blue Ridge Estates.

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‘I thought I was going to die:’ East side woman describes horrifying home invasion

INDIANAPOLIS — A far eastside woman says she’s afraid to leave her home – terrified that four men who broke in and brutalized her and her daughter Wednesday night will return and take everything she owns.

“Sarah” – that’s not her name; she asked not to be identified directly out of fear for her safety – says she was lying in bed watching TV around 11:00 p.m. when she heard a key-rattling noise outside her home in Park Valley Estates, near the intersection of 16th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.

She thought it was her 19-year-old son, who had just left her home a few minutes earlier.

“The next thing I know there was a black male standing over me. He hit me in the face with a pistol and told me to ‘shut the [expletive] up,'” she said.

What followed was 15 minutes of terror for Sarah and her adult daughter, who was also

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