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The Time J. Edgar Hoover Enlisted the Army to Assist in a Nationwide Manhunt

The bullet that pierced the heart of Patrolman Joe Zanella in a small Pennsylvania town was the opening moment of a crime story with few parallels.

It wasn’t the robberies, rapes, the daring escape or even the cop killing that catapulted Stanley Barton Hoss to the FBI’s most wanted man, but it was the broad daylight kidnapping of the lovely young mother and her child. In a nearly unprecedented step, J. Edgar Hoover enlisted the army to assist in a nationwide manhunt. An engaged public followed the drama by hour, day and week – and year to year … for when all thought the carnage was over, it wasn’t. And how Hoss struck again, in virtually impossible circumstances, and who fell, brought a governor to a funeral and provoked racial divide in a county.

Distinguished by Hoss’s  exceptional cruelty, heartbreak and landmark trials, this story about a resolute criminal is one of superlatives, thick with intrigue, blunder and surprise. It was a guess which legislature more often referenced Stanley Hoss as the perfect reason for capital punishment.

Beyond researching traditional sources and having been granted access to previously sealed state and federal archives, as well as Hoss’s most personal and revealing letters, the author has interviewed scores of individuals who lived the roles depicted on the pages of Born to Lose: Stanley B. Hoss & the Crime Spree That Gripped a Nation (True Crime History). Hoss’s victims of assault and rape, police and prison personnel, assorted cutthroats, the prosecution and defense, judges, the wife, mistress, all have talked for the first time on record.

Yet, it wasn’t precisely what Hoss did in Pennsylvania and Maryland, it was to whom and why and how that his reign of violence has sunk into the psyche of a region. This notable saga is a natural read for any true crime devotee, but will as well captivate an audience drawn to a dark tale that explores – and explains – how occasional human error and the very systems set in place to protect us can so easily be the cause for tragedy.

Cork dairy farmer the latest victim of quad theft crime-spree

Cork dairy farmer the latest victim of quad theft crime-spree

Image source: Shane Casey

A dairy farmer in Co. Cork has had his quad bike stolen, making him the latest victim of a recent spate of quad bike thefts in his locality.

John Lynch reported his red Yamaha 350 quad stolen after he discovered it was missing at 6:30am this morning, May 29, when he was going to collect the cows for milking.

His farm is located in Springfort, which is situated between Charleville and Dromina in north Co. Cork.

Lynch had parked the quad at the rear of the milking parlour and removed the keys yesterday evening, May 28; it was last seen at approximately 8:30pm.

The thieves cut down a wooden fence in order to escape from the farmyard with the stolen quad; other gates entering the farmyard had been locked.

Read more at: http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/co-cork-dairy-farmer-the-latest-victim-of-quad-theft-crime-spree/

Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree – Fox43

NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR.

The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents.

Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad.

In January 2017, Richmond defense attorney Craig Cooley asked a judge to toss out the life sentence against Malvo, because the U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole, without a sentencing hearing. Malvo could still be resentenced to life in prison without parole.

A total of 10 people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period that left residents of

Read more at: http://fox43.com/2017/05/29/sentence-overturned-for-teen-in-beltway-sniper-crime-spree/

Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree

NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR.

The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents.

Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad.

In January 2017, Richmond defense attorney Craig Cooley asked a judge to toss out the life sentence against Malvo, because the U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole, without a sentencing hearing. Malvo could still be resentenced to life in prison without parole.

A total of 10 people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period that left residents of

Read more at: http://fox43.com/2017/05/29/sentence-overturned-for-teen-in-beltway-sniper-crime-spree/

Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree

NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR.

The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents.

Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad.

In January 2017, Richmond defense attorney Craig Cooley asked a judge to toss out the life sentence against Malvo, because the U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole, without a sentencing hearing. Malvo could still be resentenced to life in prison without parole.

A total of 10 people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period that left residents of

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2017/05/27/sentence-overturned-for-teen-in-beltway-sniper-crime-spree/

Thistle: Jailhouse phone privileges lead to a one-man crime spree

A thistle to Isidore Nagueza of Iowa City, who stands accused of committing 941 crimes while incarcerated for assault, and to Johnson County jail officials for having unwittingly facilitated the crime spree. As the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported last week, the 20-year-old Nagueza was arrested on March 17 for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old girl. Immediately after his arrest, Nagueza was ordered to have no further contact with the girl. On May 11, after pleading guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily injury, he was ordered to a residential treatment facility and the no-contact order was extended to five years. But court records indicate Nagueza telephoned the victim 941 times from jail after his arrest. Capt. Bill Deatsch at the Johnson

Read more at: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/05/27/crime-jail/348831001/

D.C. Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Has 2 Life Sentences Thrown Out

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A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences without parole for Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two gunman convicted in the “D.C. Sniper” shooting cases in 2002.

The AP reports that U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Va., said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional; late last year, the high court applied that case retroactively to sentences issued before 2012.

Jackson ordered the state of Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

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Malvo was 17 years old when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia that killed 10 people and wounded three over a three-week span.

Malvo was convicted of capital murder

Read more at: http://www.theroot.com/d-c-sniper-lee-boyd-malvo-has-2-life-sentences-thrown-1795603400

Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree

NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR.

The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents.

Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad.

In January 2017, Richmond defense attorney Craig Cooley asked a judge to toss out the life sentence against Malvo, because the U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole, without a sentencing hearing. Malvo could still be resentenced to life in prison without parole.

A total of 10 people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period that left residents of

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/05/26/sentence-overturned-for-teen-in-beltway-sniper-crime-spree/

Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree – WGN

NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR.

The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents.

Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad.

In January 2017, Richmond defense attorney Craig Cooley asked a judge to toss out the life sentence against Malvo, because the U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole, without a sentencing hearing. Malvo could still be resentenced to life in prison without parole.

A total of 10 people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period that left residents of

Read more at: http://wgntv.com/2017/05/26/sentence-overturned-for-teen-in-beltway-sniper-crime-spree/

Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree

NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR.

The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents.

Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad.

In January 2017, Richmond defense attorney Craig Cooley asked a judge to toss out the life sentence against Malvo, because the U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole, without a sentencing hearing. Malvo could still be resentenced to life in prison without parole.

A total of 10 people were killed and three others were shot during a three-week period that

Read more at: http://fox6now.com/2017/05/26/sentence-overturned-for-teen-in-beltway-sniper-crime-spree/