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In a jealous rage– he has confessed to the brutal slayings of Vonetta Haynes-Reyes and her two sons

In domestic law on July 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

In his statement, the man told homicide investigators he killed Vonetta, 31, in a jealous rage and also brutally attacked her sons because they knew him.

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A 24-year-old man has confessed to the brutal slayings of Vonetta Haynes-Reyes and her two sons, Malik, eight, and Makasi, five, police sources disclosed yesterday.
The man was arrested at his home in La Horquetta, at about 7 pm, on Wednesday, hours after the mother and her children were laid to rest, side by side, at the Industry Public Cemetery, D’Abadie.

In his statement, the man told homicide investigators he killed Vonetta, 31, in a jealous rage and also brutally attacked her sons because they knew him.

The murder suspect claimed he had been in a relationship with Vonetta for a few months earlier this year. They had known each other for several years before they began dating, police reported.

However, Vonetta broke off the relationship, which the man confessed he could not accept.

When she told him she was not in love with him, he became jealous.

“I loved her dearly,” the man reportedly told investigators.

He gave police details of the murders which occurred at Vonetta’s home at Plumbago Avenue, La Horquetta, early last Thursday morning.

The man told police he waited outside Vonetta’s home on Wednesday night and was there when she arrived at about midnight.

She let him in the house and they began to quarrel. He had been calling her all day on Wednesday, which police were able to verify through Vonetta’s phone records.

The man and Vonetta began to struggle when she told him to leave the house and he stabbed her once in the neck.

Her sons ran into her bedroom when they heard her screams, the man said.

He took Makasi to his bedroom and slit his throat. He did the same to Malik in his bedroom.

The suspect told police he could not leave the boys alive because they could identify him.

Deputy Police Commissioner Mervyn Richardson last night confirmed a suspect had been arrested and investigators will approach Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard for directions on the case.

“The arrest of the suspect is a major breakthrough in the probe and I want to commend all the officers who worked round-the-clock under the supervision of Snr Supt Donald Denoon,” Richardson told Newsday. Denoon is the head of the Homicide Bureau.

The suspect was detained at the Arouca Police Station.During their investigation, police obtained phone records and other evidence which they said linked the suspect to Vonetta.

Investigators said they are close to finding the weapon used in the killings.

The suspect’s fingerprints have reportedly been found on Vonetta’s car, which was found abandoned in Carapo on Thursday night, hours after the three bodies were found in La Horquetta.

The car is now at Camp Cumuto, where SAUTT officers have been carrying out tests.

Police believe the suspect took the car to make it appear as though the murders were connected to a robbery. However, nothing was stolen from the house, leading investigators to believe the killer knew the victims.

Earlier in the investigations, police questioned a 20-year-old man, who alerted them to the bodies when he saw one of Vonetta’s sons on the floor when he went to her home on Thursday afternoon.

Vonetta had visited the 20-year-old man in Chaguanas the day before. Her sons had spent that Wednesday with their father Selvon Reyes at his home in Oropoune Gardens, Piarco. She picked them up at about 8 pm, before heading to her home in La Horquetta where they were later killed.

A relative had also been briefly questioned about the killings.

Vonetta’s mother Joyce Haynes told Newsday yesterday that she was not aware a man was in custody in connection with the three murders, but added she was awaiting word from the police on the status of the investigation.



Court documents: Rape suspect claims he was ‘entitled’ to sex

In domestic law on June 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm
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JEFFERSON COUNTY – The man police believe raped three women in three different Colorado cities, tried to rape a fourth woman, and assaulted a woman in Washington State, believed he was “entitled to have sexual intercourse with whomever he wanted,” according to testimony from court documents.

Marc O’Leary is charged with 28 counts in connection to sexual assaults in Golden and Westminster, as well as an attempted sexual assault in Lakewood.

He pleaded not guilty to those charges Tuesday afternoon.

O’Leary has been linked to a rape in Aurora, but charges have not been filed in that case.

O’Leary is also wanted in Washington state, where authorities say he raped a woman who is now 21-years-old.

According to the affidavit of probable cause from Snomish County in Washington, O’Leary lived in Washington State in 2006 after serving in the U.S. Army. He remained in the military, joining the Washington State Army Reserves.

The documents say the 32-year-old lived in Western Washington until at least 2009, moving to Colorado right after.

The affidavit says after O’Leary’s arrest at his Lakewood home, police interviewed the people familiar to him.

“A person familiar with Defendant [O’Leary] told investigators that Defendant was in a secret society that espouses the belief that the world is divided into ‘alphas’ and ‘bravos.’ [The] Defendant believed that he was an ‘alpha,’ and thus was entitled to have sexual intercourse with whomever he wanted.”

According to the affidavit and the testimony at O’Leary’s preliminary hearing in Jefferson County, he raped his victims and photographed them in various poses. When authorities searched his home in Lakewood, they found over 400 photographs of his sexual assaults.

The affidavit states in addition to evidence in the Colorado rapes, investigators found “photographic evidence” relating to a Snomish County woman’s report of rape. The now 21-year-old told police she was home alone in Lynwood, Washington in August of 2008 when O’Leary raped her.

She reported the rape to police, but later recanted her allegations. She was then charged with false reporting, but the charges were dismissed after she completed counseling.

The Snomish County affidavit says there are similarities between the Washington State case and O’Leary’s alleged behavior in Colorado.

They include O’Leary’s meticulous photographing of his sexual acts, telling victims if they report the assault he will post the pictures online, binding victims’ hands with either shoe laces or ribbon, and using latex gloves.

In Washington state, O’Leary faces a number of charges, including burglary, kidnapping and rape.

Police in Washington state say O’Leary is also a suspect in an October 2008 attempted sexual assault in Kirkland, Washington.



A man believed to have killed two sisters shot himself in front of investigators

In domestic law on June 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm
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The News-Star reports police found one victim, Morgan Love, bleeding in the front yard of a home on Tuesday.

Thomas says 18-year-old Patrick Cooper was standing over Love, who had been shot multiple times, holding a handgun.

Thomas says as officers began exiting their car, Cooper shot himself. He says officers then entered the residence and found Stephanie Love with gunshot wounds in her back.

Thomas says he two victims were sisters. He said Cooper and Stephanie Love were pronounced dead at the scene. Morgan Love died a short time later at Franklin Medical Center.

Thomas could not elaborate on the motive for the shooting.

WINNSBORO, La. (AP) — Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas says a man believed to have killed two sisters shot himself in front of investigators.



Killer FATHER survives, mother and 2 year old daughter die – Custody Dispute.

In domestic law on June 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm

He was due to face Chrissie in court over a custody battle for Shania. Chrissie’s other daughter Chelsea, ten, fled the house in Braintree, Essex, after her mum begged her: “Run!

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    Rock Hill FATHER arrested after several Brutal assaults to the Mother of his child

    In domestic law on June 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    After Beating the hell out of his girlfriend and MOTHER of their Child, two separate domestic violence case’s and they title this article police arrest suspect in car chase” WTF”

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    Christopher McConnell

    Just after 5 a.m. May 14, a woman who has a child with McConnell said he jumped out from behind the stairwell as she was returning to her apartment and forced her into the apartment, according to a Rock Hill Police report. He is accused of hitting her repeatedly before sitting on her bed and pouring tea all over her.

    She fought back, scratching him, and when he went to wipe himself off she ran out of the apartment and banged on other apartment doors.McConnell followed her and hit her again until he heard an apartment door open. He fled in a gray vehicle, according to the report.

    When officers arrived, the woman had some kind of liquid poured over her, the report states. She had a scratch on her face, a bruise on her arm and swollen lips.

    The woman told officers that McConnell has a previous criminal domestic violence charge they had gone to court about, but she told the judge it was a lie because McConnell had threatened her, according to the report.

    The chase with sheriff’s deputies began the following day about 2 p.m. on Anderson Road in Rock Hill when they attempted to pull him over. McConnell sped off, and deputies had to use spike strips to puncture his car’s tires. His car was found in a ditch on Hall Spencer Road, but McConnell ran off.

    McConnell is being held at the Moss Justice Center in York on an $84,402.50 bond.



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