Young teen who stabbed to death disabled older sister said she would have “killed someone sooner if she knew she would get McDonald’s”

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LANCASTER COUNTY, PA – According to reports, a highly disturbed teenage girl who has been accused of killing her older sister, who is disabled, told police that she “would have killed someone sooner” if she knew she would get to eat McDonald’s.

The alleged murderer, now 16-year-old Claire Miller, was 14-years-old when prosecutors in Lancaster County say she repeatedly stabbed her sister in the neck with a kitchen knife while her parents were sleeping.

Court records show that when offices arrived after a hysterical phone call from Claire, they found the sister, Helen, with a pillow over her face and a knife still in her neck.

According to testimony heard in a Pennsylvania court, Manheim Township police officer John Martin said that Claire told police:

“Oooh, McDonald’s. I would have killed someone sooner if I knew I was going to get McDonald’s.”

While sitting in her juvenile detention center cell, Claire also allegedly admitted that she “Michael Myers-ed” her sister, referring to the character from the 1978 horror movie “Halloween.”

The outcome of the hearing is to decide whether Claire should face a homicide trial in adult court or be allowed move to a juvenile court, which would allow for her rehabilitation.

Pennsylvania law calls for all homicide proceedings to go through adult courts, regardless of the defendant’s age and then it is up to defense lawyers to petition for a move to the juvenile court system.

The teen’s lawyer, Robert Beyer, introduced testimony from psychiatrists who said Claire had been suffering from “auditory hallucinations” and was in a “state of psychosis” at the time of the killing.

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However, Manheim Township officer Martin said that she showed no signs of distress while he watched over her in juvenile detention.

Psychiatrists called by the defense have testified that Clair was suffering from major depressive disorder, anxiety, and psychosis when she allegedly stabbed her sister to death.

Susan Rushing told the court that the then-14-year-old had believed she was stabbing something in her hallucination when she was snapped out of it by the sight of blood gushing from her sister’s neck.

However, according to testimony quoted by WGAL from a pathologist at the coroner’s office, Helen was stabbed seven times — twice in the chest, twice in the jaw, and three times in the neck. Police said that Claire admitted to stabbing her sister, who had cerebral palsy, while she was asleep.

In February of 2021, police responded to the family home shortly after 1:00 a.m., where Claire came outside in bloody pants and with blood on her hands. She told police repeatedly, “I stabbed my sister.”

When the details of Helen’s injuries were read out loud during the hearing, Claire asked to be excused from the courtroom. Marie Miller, Helen and Claire’s mother, pleaded with the court to give her daughter help, not punishment.  The mother said:

“We love both of them. I know Claire did not mean to do this. We lost Helen and we don’t want to lose Claire too. We don’t want her to be punished, not get help, and be put away for a long period for something that was out of her control. We can’t lose her too.”

During the hearing, Assistant District Attorney Amy Muller told the judge that Claire was “a kid who had it all but was obsessed with homicide.” Muller then cited thousands of text messages Claire sent to a friend expressing a desire to harm someone.

Testimony is scheduled to continue with the judge making his decision on July 18th.

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Suspect with long criminal history takes women hostage, ends up picking the wrong officers to try and murder

June 27th, 2022

BREVARD COUNTY, FL- According to a report from FOX 35, authorities stated that two women have been rescued after they were kidnapped and held hostage by an armed man late in the day on Saturday, June 25th.

The suspect, who led authorities in a pursuit, was eventually killed in a shoot-out with deputies. According to a Facebook live video posted to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Facebook page, the investigation spanned across Orlando, Indian River, and Brevard counties.

The next day, Sunday, June 26th, the BCSO identified the armed and now deceased suspect as 42-year-old Curtis Kimbrough, of Coco Beach.

Kimbrough reportedly has a long criminal history, including several felonies and was recently released from the Florida Department of Corrections after serving a five-year sentence for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to authorities with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the incident began around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th when deputies were called our to Magnolia Court in Okeechobee for a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived on scene, the shooting victim and the suspect were no longer in the area, so the OCSO issued a “be on the lookout” to surrounding agencies.

In an online news release, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office (IRCSO) contacted the BCSO and stated it was in pursuit of a vehicle that was potentially connected to the kidnapping incident our of Osceola County. The release stated:

“The pursuit continued through the southern part of Brevard County with the suspect firing multiple times at Indian River County Deputies. The pursuit ended when the vehicle became disabled in a field in the area of Old Dixie Highway and Foley Lane in Grant.”

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After Kimbrough’s vehicle crashed, one of the victims was able to run away from the vehicle. However, before the other could escape, Kimbrough exited the vehicle and held the second woman at gunpoint; he then proceeded to walk into a wooded area nearby.

Cody Laster, a witness, told FOX 35:

“First thing I saw was a car come flying down the road and a few sheriffs behind him, and they went around here, into the other yard over here. They must have pursued him over there. There were multiple, multiple units that came. There had to be 20 people that responded.”

According to the news release, the suspect and female hostage were tracked by Aviation units from BCSO, IRCSO, and OCSO until a team of officers were able to intercept them.

Gunfire was exchanged between the officers and the suspect. The suspect was fatally wounded and the hostage was rescued. No law enforcement officers sustained any injuries during the highly dangerous incident.

The second hostage was transported to a nearby hospital where the first victim was already receiving treatment. The 41-year-old woman, who was the victim of the shooting, remains in the hospital in serious condition.

The hostage victim, a 33-year-old woman, was treated and has since been released. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey told reporters:

“The suspect is dead. The victims are safe and all of these men and women that were involved in this are heroes. They saved two lives tonight and saved each other. They were all in harm’s way. This was a very violent individual that was going to kill these two victims – and actually shot one of the hostages. He was going to do everything he could to harm our deputies and our officers.”

Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers told reporters:

“Bad guys are dead and good guys are going home safe.”

Sheriff Ivey agreed by stating:

“This guy picked the wrong place to have a gunfight and he’s no longer stealing oxygen.”

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Report: Illegal alien with previous arrest record accused of drugging and raping victim

May 31st, 2022

WICHITA FALLS, TX – An illegal alien, previously arrested for theft and assault, has been accused of drugging and raping a victim in Wichita Falls, TX.

According to Texoma’s Homepage/KFDX, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, police arrested Reymundo Loa Rodriguez after he allegedly drugged and raped a woman in a home shared by Rodriguez and the victim.

Police responded to a report of sexual assault that had just occurred at the 1400 block of Tanbark in Wichita Falls, and they were advised that the assailant was still present at the scene.

When police arrived, they found Reymundo Loa Rodriguez sitting at a kitchen table, and they immediately handcuffed him without reported incident.

The reporting party then showed police to a bedroom where they encountered a woman crying and “stating repeatedly Loa Rodriguez had raped her.”

The victim also reported “severe pain to her genital area.”

According to the affidavit as reported by Texoma’s Homepage, Rodriguez had told the woman to take “an unknown substance for an unknown medical condition that she had.”

The woman stated that the substance made her feel “bad and dizzy.”

Rodriguez reportedly next started to touch her on her breasts and genital area, to which the woman responded, “No, quit.”

However, Rodriguez continued the unwanted touching, and the woman began to feel worse.

The affidavit stated that “the victim told [the police] she did not consent because of how bad she was feeling.”

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After feeling like “she could not move,” the woman at some point passed out, and awakened in “excruciating pain” in her genitals.

The affidavit notes that after the woman regained consciousness, she and Rodriguez began to argue about what had happened, and “Loa Rodriguez offered to give the victim the house and money if she would not call the police.”

Rodriguez did admit to police that he and the woman had engaged in sexual activity, but he stated it was consensual.

He was charged with “sexual assault carnal knowledge without consent, a second degree felony.”

His bond was set at $100,000, but he is currently being held in Wichita County Jail without bond on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement retainer.

According to Breitbart:

“Wichita County Jail records show Rodriguez was previously arrested in June 2003 for theft and in October 2013 for assault in a domestic dispute.

“For each of those arrests, Rodriguez was released within 24 hours.”

In another recent case of crime committed by an illegal alien with a criminal history, illegal immigrant Delmer Orlando Ortiz Licona, 29, has been charged with attempting to kidnap a four-year-old child on May 2, 2022.

According to KCBD, Licona was already facing charges for aggravated sexual assault of a seven-year-old child when he attempted to kidnap the boy.

The police report states that the boy and his mother were at an address on 28th Street in Lubbock, TX, to pay rent.  The mother noticed Licona watching her and her son as she dropped money in a dropbox.

As the boy was climbing into his car seat, Licona reached past the mother and attempted to grab the child.

The mother pushed Licona and punched him in the face.

U.S. Marshals took Licona into custody on May 3.

According to KCBD, in addition to an arrest for aggravated sexual assault of a child in August of 2021, police had also arrested Licona after a domestic disturbance in February 2022, in which he and a woman fought after he wanted to have sex and she did not.

Twenty days later, Licona violated a protection order at the house in question, and he was arrested again.

Later, in April 2022, Licona was arrested again and charged with reckless driving and failure to identify, after running a stop sign.

A grand jury has now formally charged Licona in the May 2 attempted kidnapping of the four-year-old child.

Licona is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center without bond, on a U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainer.

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‘Ludicrous’: Illegal aliens arrested for trespassing sue Texas governor, other officials for “violating their rights”

Originally published May 5, 2022

This article contains editorial content by a staff writer for Law Enforcement Today

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KINNEY COUNTY, TX – The left is launching a fresh assault on Texas’ battle against a massive influx of illegal aliens, courtesy of the Biden administration’s open-door policy on the Southern border.

A lawsuit filed April 27 against Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials all but states Texas’ efforts to control the invasion are too successful and must be stopped.

One county attorney familiar with the lawsuit said it doesn’t seem to be “based in actual law and fact” and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called it “ludicrous.”

The lawsuit filed by the group of 15 illegal aliens targets Texas officials for alleged constitutional violations as part of the governor’s Operation Lone Star criminal trespass program.

Texas officials don’t appear concerned about the lawsuit. Abbott defended the program in a statement issued April 29. He said:

“Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Biden’s open border policies.” 

 

The unidentified lawyers hope to turn the case into a class-action lawsuit on behalf of more than 2,000 illegal immigrants who they claim have been over-incarcerated; arrested based on race, immigration status, or national origin; and denied due process. The lawsuit states:

“In particular, the Plaintiffs and the Class Members have suffered a common cause of injury, namely the violation of their Fourth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment rights.” 

“Using state criminal law, the state of Texas and participating counties have created, and are carrying out what is, in reality, a system of state immigration enforcement that targets Black and Brown—primarily Latino—individuals for prosecution and enhanced punishment.”

The lawyers are seeking ​​$18,000 per day for each inmate that is found to have been unlawfully incarcerated or unlawfully reincarcerated. They also seek an injunction to discontinue the Operation Lone Star program.

Unsurprisingly, the lawsuit was filed in the deep-blue Austin division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Gov. Abbot launched the Operation Lone Star trespassing effort in March 2021 while dramatically boosting the number of Texas state troopers on border roads to intercept smugglers and deploying Texas National Guardsmen to the border for security and observation.

The program was expanded in June last year to include trespassing on private or state land. Operation Lone Star’s budget funded jail space for alleged illegal immigrant trespassers, their defense counsel and prosecution resources.

 

Kinney County and neighboring Val Verde County in south Texas were the first to begin the trespass prosecutions. Since then, seven more counties have joined: Edwards, Frio, Jim Hogg, Kimble, Maverick, Uvalde and Zavala.

Kinney County and Kinney Sheriff Brad Coe are defendants in the lawsuit, along with Abbott, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, and TDPS Executive Director Bryan Collier.

The lawsuit alleges:

“Under the guise of state criminal trespass law but with the explicit, stated goal of punishing migrants based on their immigration status, Texas officials are targeting migrants. OLS targets only migrants, and only men of brown or black skin.

“Hundreds of those arrested have waited in jail for weeks or months without a lawyer, or without charges, or without bond, or without a legitimate detention hold or without a court date.”

 

County Attorney Brent Smith said Kinney has struggled to keep up with the volume of prosecutions, which he said went from about six cases a month to more than 30 a day. He said the law has safeguards in place to protect the defendants. Smith said in an interview:

“For instance, a writ of habeas corpus hearing is triggered when more than 30 days elapses before there’s a complaint filed. And when that occurs, they’re eligible to get a reduced bond or a PR bond.” 

Regarding the lawsuit, Smith told The Epoch Times on May 2 that:

“. . .it reads more like the liberal media propaganda than something based in actual law and fact.”

He dismissed outright the racial-profiling allegation. He said:

“Nowhere in the entire complaint can they point out where we didn’t arrest someone because they were white or non-Hispanic or non-Latino. If you’re breaking the law, you get arrested.”

Smith noted that the probable cause affidavits he reviews don’t list ethnicity. He said:

“It doesn’t come into play with the facts and what the law says. So that argument is not only incorrect, but very presumptuous and racist in and of itself that race has anything to do with it.”

Smith noted that the first trespassing case he prosecuted last year involved two white male American citizens. He added:

“If those politicians actually cared about their constituents as much as they say they do, they would be writing a letter to DHS to say the border is open and their constituents are put in danger.”

Sheriff Coe, who spoke with The Epoch Times on April 29, said he hasn’t yet been served nor has he read a copy of the lawsuit. He pointed out the absurdity of the racial-profiling claim:

“It’s kind of hard to profile when a) you can’t see inside the vehicles, everybody has tinted windows. And b) it’s hard to profile when you’re sitting there waiting for somebody to show up and a group of 10 shows up and they’re all Mexicans. So how is that profiling?” 

“We’re protecting citizens, we’re protecting landowners, so I don’t really see it going anywhere, but we’ll see what happens.”

Lt. Christopher Olivarez, DPS spokesman for the south Texas region, told The Epoch Times through email that the department does not discuss pending litigation.

It appears that the program has the blessing of the majority of the state’s officials, as the Texas legislature has approved nearly $3.5 billion to fund it since September last year.

It naturally has been a lightning rod for criticism by Democrats and others on the left since its beginning, including the American Civil Liberties Union and lawyer groups for illegal immigrants.

A group of 50 Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, asking that the Department of Justice shut it down.

The Jan. 26 letter alleges:

“Operation Lone Star uses state criminal law to target Black and Latino migrants for punishment.” 

The ACLU filed a 50-page complaint with the Department of Justice in December 2021, alleging:

“Anti-immigrant hate is on the rise in Texas, and state and local officials are fanning the flames.”

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defended Operation Lone Star, saying it’s “shocking” that anyone would call it unconstitutional. Paxton spoke at a press conference Jan. 28, and stated:

“We have a right in this state to protect our citizens.” 

Paxton explained:

“When the federal government stares us in the face, invites people across the border, and people have cartel members walking across their property, threatening their lives, exposing them to COVID, running drugs, running human trafficking rings—and then we’re told that it’s unconstitutional for the governor to put together a program with our great law enforcement officials to protect our citizens, to me it’s absolutely ludicrous and wrong.”

Abbott has defended the program, saying it:

“. . .continues to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden administration’s refusal to secure the border.”

Abbot declared a state of disaster on May 31, 2021, as the crisis escalated. This meant most misdemeanor charges of trespassing were elevated from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a higher penalty. The charge is also elevated if the suspect has a deadly weapon or is found more than 100 feet past the property line on agricultural land.

Since August 2021, Kinney County has prosecuted more than 2,885 illegal aliens and a handful of U.S. citizens for trespassing and evading arrest and Smith noted that the illegal aliens arrested on ranches are not turning themselves over to Border Patrol and seeking asylum. Smith said:

“They’re being smuggled across. And then whenever law enforcement locates them, they’re running. They’re not trying to surrender at all.

“If they were trying to claim asylum, they’d be doing that at the port of entry, or the first law enforcement they come to. But instead, they’re evading law enforcement—and they’re destroying property while they do it.”

The county only has 14 male-only jail spaces, which are perpetually full. So the aliens are booked and appear before a magistrate at a tent facility in neighboring Val Verde County.

From Val Verde, troopers transport them 100 miles away to the Briscoe Unit in Dilley, Texas, which has been repurposed to detain almost 1,000 illegal aliens awaiting court cases and serving out sentences. The Segovia Unit in Edinburg, Texas, has also been repurposed for detainees from Operation Lone Star.

Kinney County’s first jury trial is scheduled for May 9 for several aliens who pleaded not guilty to trespass.

Border Patrol agents made more than 1.3 million apprehensions of illegal aliens in Texas in 2021. An additional half million are estimated to have evaded capture, according to Texas state records.

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