If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Archive for the ‘kidnapping’ tag

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Child Rape

A man on was reportedly sentenced to life in prison after he kidnapped and raped a 5 year old girl. Matthew Cook Casey, 37, kidnapped the child from her Williamson home on Dec. 14, 2006 and raped her in his car, accoridng to a release from U.S. Attorney Chuck Miller’s office. Earlier that day, Casey raped a 55-year-old woman in South Williamson, Ky., the same release indicated. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 17th, 2008 at 4:06 pm





Oakland, CA man convicted of 1994 rape and murder

An Oakland, California man faces life in prison without parole after being convicted of a brutal rape and murder more than a decade ago. Authorities connected Willie Latimore, 58, to the case after he was forced to give a DNA sample subsequent to a robbery conviction. The DNA proved to be a match DNA taken from the body of 35-year-old Gwendolyn Evans, who was found beaten, raped, and stabbed in an abandoned apartment on November 11th, 1994. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 13th, 2008 at 9:50 am





Convictions Upheld in CT Kidnapping and Gang Rape

The Connecticut high court issued separate, unanimous rulings that rejected the appeals of Clifton Foreman and Alazaron Sargeant, who are both serving 85-year prison sentences for sexual assault, kidnapping and other crimes. The two men, both 22, were convicted in 2005 of kidnapping the former University of New Haven student at gunpoint in West Haven, putting her in the trunk of her car and sexually assaulting her in a secluded spot in Woodbridge on Sept. 26, 2003. Two other teens were arrested for taking part in the attack, which the woman, then 27, survived. After the gang rape, Sargeant tried to snap the woman’s neck and Foreman repeatedly hit her on her the head with a rock, according to court testimony. She pretended to be dead, then managed to make her way, bloody and naked, to a nearby house to get help after the suspects left. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 4th, 2008 at 10:01 pm