If Only They Had A Gun

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

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Steven Hayes convicted in Petit murder case

Steven Hayes and a codefendant allegedly invaded the Petits’ Cheshire, CT, home around 3:00 AM on July 23, 2007, taking a husband, wife, and their daughters prisoner. At 9:00 AM, the intruders forced the wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. She was reportedly able to alert a bank employee that her family was being held captive, but by the time police arrived at the house it was on fire. The suspects tried to flee, but crashed their getaway vehicle into two police cars that were part of a roadblock.William Petit, the husband, had been badly beaten, but managed to escape his home with severe head wounds and seek help at a neighbor’s house. Autopsies of Hawke-Petit and her daughters showed that Hawke-Petit was strangled and her daughters died of smoke inhalation. More information here.

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October 5th, 2010 at 6:10 pm





Body of abducted grandmother Pat O’Hagan found in the woods

Pat O’Hagan, who had nine grandchildren and lived alone in Sheffield, VT, was “forcibly removed” from her home in September, 2010, according to police. Her body was found last Sunday, about 100 miles from her home, by birdwatcher who were in the woods. More information here.

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October 5th, 2010 at 6:04 pm





Woman Abducted and Raped by 2 Men

A Crescentville, PA woman was kidnapped by at least two men and raped, according to news reports. The 28 year old woman was left bound and semi-nude in Fairmount Park, after she was abducted Monday night near Lawndale Avenue and Comly Street, according to police. The victim reportedly believed that at least two men were involved and that they had taken her to an unknown house, where she was raped. Afterwards, the kidnappers dropped her off at Belmont Mansion Drive near Chamounix Drive, where a passerby noticed her and called police. More information here.

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September 29th, 2010 at 9:40 pm





Orlando, FL Woman Raped at Knifepoint by a Home Invader

A man reportedly broke into an apartment on Semoran Blvd in Orlando, Florida, while armed with a knife. The man, whose face was partially covered by his shirt, is said to have held a woman at knifepoint before raping her. The victim was able to provide police with a description of her attacker, although he remains at large. More information here.

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September 25th, 2010 at 10:56 pm





Star College Softball Pitcher Nicole Ayres Stabbed to Death

A star college softball pitcher was reportedly stabbed to death, and a suspect in the case was struck and seriously injured moments after allegedly confessing to the crime. 28 year old Stephen Headley was reportedly charged with the murder of 22 year old Nicole Ayres, whose body was found on a soccer field in Southhampton Township, NJ early on Monday, with multiple stab wounds to the head, neck and back, authorities say. The relationship between Headley and Ayres is still not clear, according to police. More information here.

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September 15th, 2010 at 4:52 pm





90 Year Old Woman Raped in Her Own Home

A 90 year old Detroit woman was reportedly in her home around midnight when three men broke in. One of the men entered the elderly woman’s bedroom, and despite her attempts to fend him off with her bare hands, he raped her, according to police. The intruder then reportedly ransacked the home, before fleeing. The following morning, the woman’s grandson is said to have found her crying, hiding behind a bed. Suspects have been apprehended, and the criminal and juvenile cases against those suspects are pending. More information here.

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September 9th, 2010 at 7:52 pm





Woman, Father Stabbed

Roseville police have charged a 21-year-old Detroit man with stabbing his girlfriend and then turning the knife on her stepfather when he tried to protect her during an argument late Wednesday at a residence in the 26000 block of Pinehurst. When police arrived at the Pinehurst residence they found the 20-year-old victim suffering from two stab wounds to her left leg and her father being stabbed multiple times in his stomach and back, police said. Deputy Police Chief James P. Berlin said the stepfather attempted to keep the man from stabbing his daughter, and was himself stabbed as a result. Both victims were reportedly taken to an area hospital. The woman was treated and then released while her stepfather reportedly remains listed in critical condition after several hours of surgery.  More information here.

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May 14th, 2010 at 7:06 pm





Charges in Lincoln Park Rape and Robbery

An 19-year-old Chicago man has been charged in a weekend Lincoln Park rape and robbery, according to police. Marvin Hudson allegedly came up to a 21-year-old woman in the 1700 block of North Halsted Street about 2 a.m. Saturday and pulled her into an alley, Chicago police said in a news release. There he demanded the contents of the woman’s purse and then raped her, they said. Court records indicate Hudson has been arrested several times in the last three years on misdemeanor charges, and pleaded guilty in a misdemeanor trespassing case in Chicago in January. More information here.

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April 16th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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Nova Southeastern Professor Murdered by Violent Home Invader

A Nova Southeastern University science professor is dead following an overnight home invasion. Police say that an armed man entered the home around 12:34 a.m. at Northwest Sixth Court and 75th Terrace in Plantation, tied up a married couple and robbed them. Police spokesman Detective Robert Rettig said the robber then fatally shot the 46-year-old man. Investigators say the intruder then set multiple fires inside the house before fleeing the scene. The woman escaped the burning house with her 5-year-old child. She ran to a neighbor’s house and he called the police. When firefighters arrived on scene they discovered the victim inside the home. More information here.

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April 7th, 2010 at 3:59 pm





Woman kidnapped and raped in Kansas City

A 28-year-old woman told police she was raped today by a man who attacked her as she was getting cigarettes from her car in her driveway. The incident began about 3:10 a.m. near 18th Street and Elmwood Avenue. The woman said the man forced her into the car at gunpoint. They drove several blocks away and parked, where the man raped and sodomized her. After the woman bit the suspect’s cheek, the man fled. The victim drove to a patrol division station and reported the crime. More information here.

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March 27th, 2010 at 8:41 pm





Woman Found Murdered in Cell Phone Store

A woman was reportedly found murdered inside Cellular Superstore on South Madison Street around 6:30 this afternoon. The victim’s name was reported to be Sandra Robinson, a store employee. Investigators reportedly believe the motive was robbery, but don’t have any suspects at this time. Police reportedly say Robinson’s boyfriend went to the store and noticed the doors to the business were locked, but saw blood through the window. When officers arrived, they found the woman’s body, according to news reports. More information here.

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March 20th, 2010 at 2:47 pm





Woman Jumps from Cliff to Escape from Rapist

Authorities say a man tried to sexually assault a Southern California jogger who escaped by jumping off a cliff. The woman was reportedly taken to a hospital Friday with cuts and bruises from the fall in Malibu. She told deputies she had finished a run at about noon at Point Dume State Beach and was standing at the edge of a cliff when she was grabbed from behind. She says she and the man struggled for several minutes before she was able to break away. That’s when the woman ran and jumped off the cliff. Deputies say the suspect then escaped in the woman’s Toyota Land Cruiser. More information here.

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March 13th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

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Toledo Police Issue Warrant for Serial Rape and Robbery Suspect

Toledo police have issued a warrant for the suspect accused of targeting women in five robberies, including one that escalated to rape. In at least two of the crimes committed in the last 10 days, the suspect hid in the backseat of the female victim’s unlocked car and ordered her at gunpoint to drive to an ATM and turn over cash, police said. More information here.

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March 12th, 2010 at 8:54 am





Ohio woman fatally stabbed in front of her child

A woman was stabbed to death in front of her son by a former boyfriend who died of self-inflicted stab wounds after a police chase, Lebanon, Ohio police said this morning. Shena Lee Nolan, 32, was stabbed several times by her ex-boyfriend after an argument in front of her 8-year-old son at her apartment about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Bob Hawley. The boy was not injured. “What kind of a person stabs a mother anyway, but then to do it front of a child?” Hawley reportedly said Thursday morning. Nolan was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, where she was pronounced dead. More information here.

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March 11th, 2010 at 5:33 pm





Woman Raped by Man Seeking Revenge Against her boyfriend

A Yonkers man, who reportedly raped and robbed a woman over a three hour period in an act of revenge against her boyfriend, has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison and 25 years parole. Kevin Denham, 28, had been convicted by a Westchester County Court jury of two counts of rape in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the first degree, two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, according to news reports. The attack reportedly took place on March 1, 2009 when Denham broke into the woman’s Yonkers apartment through a rear window and attacker her as she slept in her bed. More information here.

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March 10th, 2010 at 12:36 pm





2 Women Kidnapped and Raped

A Woodhull, Illinois man is reportedly facing six felony counts for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women March 1 on Big Island in Rock Island County. Jason W. Kugler, 29, was reportedly charged in Rock Island County Circuit Court with six Class X counts, which each carry up to 30 years in prison upon conviction. He faces two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. According to the charges, Kugler was armed with a weapon when he committed the crimes. The robbery counts allege that he stole each victim’s purse. The two women are 25 and 23 years old. More information here.

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March 9th, 2010 at 4:21 pm





Woman Raped, Word “Mine” Carved into her Stomach

A North Carolina man has been arrested and charged with raping a woman and carving the word “Mine” on her stomach, according to police. Keith Alan Campbell, 41, of Hickory, NC was reportedly charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and two counts of communicating threats. The arrest warrant reportedly alleges that Campbell tied up the woman and used a box cutter to carve the word “Mine” on her stomach. More information here.

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March 8th, 2010 at 3:35 pm





KY Woman Robbed and Stabbed by Home Invaders

The victim, Patricia Hall, said two men she did not know forced their way into her home wearing masks and gloves. She also told investigators stole some items, and stabbed her before leaving. Hall is reportedly hospitalized and listed in fair condition. No suspects are in custody, police say. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 5:33 pm





Woman Drugged, Gang Raped

One arrest has been made in connection with a woman who was drugged and gang-raped on Saturday morning in Soweto, Johannesburg police said. “The woman was at her home when a group of men took her and drugged her. They took her to a house in Dobsonville where they took turns raping her,” said police spokesman, Inspector Kay Makhubele. He said the woman had sustained head injuries and had bruises on her body. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 3:45 pm





South Carolina Woman Kidnapped, Raped

Spartanburg County deputies said that the victim said she was walking along Biblebrook Drive toward Sunnyglen Drive when a silver or gray, older-model car pulled up next to her. She said the two men inside the car asked her for directions. When she walked up to the car to provide directions, the men pulled her inside the car, drove to a dirt road off of Biblebrook Drive, raped her and then drove back to Biblebrook Drive where they put her out of the car, she says. More information here.

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March 5th, 2010 at 5:10 pm