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« Reply #225 on: August 22, 2019, 05:51:40 pm »
Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Oklahoma man gets life in prison for child pornography

by Associated Press





(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — A judge has sentenced an Oklahoma workman to life in prison for hiding cameras in homes to capture images of girls.

Ryan Aaron Alden pleaded guilty in June to 28 felonies, including creating child pornography and possession of obscene material of minors.

Oklahoma County District Judge Amy Palumbo said during sentencing Wednesday that she would have ordered Alden castrated if the law allowed.

The 39-year-old was also sentenced to nearly 150 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Alden hid cameras in the bedrooms, bathrooms and closets of four Oklahoma homes where he did electrical work.

Police said they found child pornography on Alden's five computers and two phones.

The Oklahoman reports that Alden was also accused of secretly taking photos of girls in gyms, schools and mall changing rooms.













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« Reply #226 on: August 23, 2019, 09:48:14 pm »
Friday, 23rd August 2019
Michael Drejka found guilty of manslaughter in parking lot shooting that led to 'Stand Your Ground' trial
by John Couwels, Ray Sanchez and Eric Levenson






Michael Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed man, Markeis McGlockton, last summer in Florida during a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking spot, was found guilty of manslaughter Friday night.

The judge set the sentencing date for October 10 2019.

Drejka faces up to 30 years in prison.

Drejka, who didn't take the witness stand, tried unsuccessfully to use Florida's "stand your ground' law as a defense for justifiable homicide.

The case renewed a nationwide debate on the controversial law.

Jury deliberations lasted about six hours, with a brief pause around 9:30 p.m. when jurors sought clarification on the instructions for deciding guilt or innocence.

The judge sent the jury back to the deliberations room after rereading the instructions to them, and about a half hour later the jury announced it had a decision.

McGlockton's family wept at the verdict.

Drejka at first had no reaction but then started wiping his face as the judge spoke to the jury.

Defense attorneys rested their case earlier in the day after two expert witnesses testified about the defendant's state of mind and his actions at the time of the controversial shooting.

The court later instructed jurors on the law before closing arguments in which prosecutors portayed Drejka as an armed vigilante and defense attorneys described him as a victim who feared for his life.

Prosecutor Fred Schaub quietly told McGlockton's family before the closings,

"I bet you never thought this day would come."

In closing for the state, Scott Rosenwasser urged jurors to ask themselves whether the defendant was justified in shooting an unarmed man who was, he said, trying to protect his family and retreating when he was killed.

He called the shooting intentional, saying Drejka faced no imminent bodily harm or death and that he took "the most perfect shot he could take."

Rosenwasser said the case was "cut and dry," the killing of a man who came out to protect his girlfriend from a self-proclaimed "parking lot vigilante" with a "pet peeve" about enforcing handicap parking rules.

Rosenwasser reminded jurors that Drejka admitted to police that he would have no reason to shoot if the victim was retreating.

"The defendant himself tells you it's manslaughter," the prosecutor said.

"You know what Markeis McGlockton is guilty of? He is guilty of loving and trying to protect his family and he died because of it."

The families of McGlockton and his girlfriend were not in the courtroom for the defense team's closing, delivered by John Trevena.

He said his client was thrown to the ground and would have been "beaten to a pulp" had he not firmly stood his ground to a younger and larger aggressor.

"The right to stay alive is the most fundamental right," he said.

Drejka was not the vigilante portrayed by the prosecution but a man who believed himself to be in mortal danger, Trevena said.

"Mr. Drejka thought the danger was real," he argued.

"This large man pushed him to the ground. The threat was real."

Had Drejka not pulled his weapon, he could have died, the defense attorney said.

"He had the right to stand his ground and no duty to retreat," Trevena told the jury.

The case amounted to more than a parking spot dispute, he said.

It centered on his client -- the "true victim"-- making "a split-second decision" after being violently thrust to the ground.

"The game changed when the gun was pulled. ...Then the game was over," he said.

Thursday, video of the defendant's police interview, including Drejka's reenactment of the July 19, 2018, shooting in Clearwater, was played in court.

His attorney has maintained the killing was in self-defense after Drejka was threatened and then shoved to the ground.

After he shot McGlockton, Drejka told police that he fired only after the man pushed him down and ran at him.

But surveillance video shows McGlockton taking several steps back in the moments before the fatal shot -- a point on which police have challenged Drejka.

"What happens if I told you that I looked at the video and at no time and point does he come running up toward you? He actually takes a step back," Det. Richard Redman asks Drejka the day of the shooting.

"I would disagree," Drejka responded.

The prosecution rested its case Thursday after two days of testimony.

The incident began when Drejka confronted and began yelling at McGlockton's girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, who was parked with two of her children in a handicapped-accessible spot outside a Circle A food store.

As their argument escalated, McGlockton came from the store and shoved Drejka to the ground.

Drejka then pulled out his gun and fired at McGlockton, who had taken several steps back, the surveillance video shows.

In opening statements, defense attorney Bryant Camareno argued that Drejka's comments to police were simply his best recollection and showed his perception at the time.

"He wasn't lying; he was remembering the best that he could from the impact that he sustained," Camareno said.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri initially declined to arrest Drejka, citing Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law, which allows people to respond to threats or force without fear of criminal prosecution.

But a month later, the state attorney charged Drejka, 49, with manslaughter.

The state's "stand your ground" law, passed in 2005, allows people to meet "force with force" if they believe they're under threat of being harmed.

Drejka's attorneys are no longer arguing that he should be immune to prosecution because of "stand your ground."

He mentioned it at the end of his police interview.

"(Unclear) the 'stand your ground' thing, and I did exactly what I thought I was supposed to be doing at that time considering what was happening to myself," he says on the tape.

In the police interview, Drejka got down on the ground to reenact the moments of the fatal shooting.

He said that he was shoved from the side and thought McGlockton was going to kick and beat him.

"If he was going to hit me that hard to begin with, a blind side from the get-go, what else should I expect?" Drejka said.

Police questioned him several times on the discrepancy between the video and his statements that McGlockton took steps toward him.

"That is exactly what I saw," Drejka insisted.

In addition, he said he fired just one shot to "neutralize" what he saw as a threat.

"I shoot to save my own ass, and that's that," Drejka said in the interview.

Thursday also featured testimony from a police use-of-force expert and a pathologist who examined McGlockton.

In his police interview, Drejka mentioned the 21-foot rule -- the general idea that a suspect within 21 feet can attack an officer faster than the officer can pull a weapon and fire.

But Roy Dedary, a police trainer, testified for the prosecution that the rule does not mean you can shoot someone within 21 feet.

A forensic pathologist testified that McGlockton had MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in his system when he died.

Bruce Goldberger, a toxicology expert for the prosecution, said that MDMA is a social drug and causes empathy and euphoria.

He testified it does not cause aggressiveness or impulsiveness.

Defense witness Daniel Buffington, a clinical toxicologist expert, said the amount of MDMA found in McGlockton's body was "significantly higher" than in a clinical setting.

Buffington, an associate professor at the University of South Florida's pharmacy department, said the drug causes confusion and aggression and had adverse effects on how McGlockton acted.

Rosenwasser sought to challenge Buffington's opinion about MDMA during cross-examination.

He asked whether Buffington would agree that euphoria is one of the most common results.

"Yes, followed by depression and other neurobiological side effects," Buffington said.

Rosenwasser pointed to an article Buffington used as basis for his opinion, which said the drug most frequently produces euphoria and empathy.

"I'm not saying those don't happen. I'm saying that there's no predictability that that's going to be the outcome you achieve," Buffington said.













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« Reply #227 on: August 28, 2019, 12:14:26 am »
Wednesday, 28th August 2019
Pair suspected in Arizona killing escape during extradition

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(TUCSON, Ariz.) — A couple suspected in a Tucson killing have escaped after overpowering two security guards while being extradited from New York to Arizona, authorities said Tuesday.

Tucson police said Blane Barksdale, 56, and his 59-year-old wife Susan Barksdale escaped Monday evening in Blanding, Utah, south of Moab.

They were last seen in a pickup truck with an Arizona license plate and possibly driving through Arizona, according to police who said the couple was believed to be armed and dangerous.

The two were arrested May 24 in Henrietta, New York, in connection with the slaying the previous month of Frank Bligh, 72, in Tucson.

The Barksdales were being extradited to Arizona's Pima County where authorities said the two were facing charges of first-degree murder, burglary, arson, felony criminal damage and auto theft.

The FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and Apache County Sheriff's Office are assisting in the investigation.

Bligh was last seen at a Tucson bar one week before an April 16 arson fire at his Tucson home, police said.

They said Bligh's missing car was later found and evidence inside led detectives to determine that he was dead.



















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« Reply #228 on: August 28, 2019, 04:53:49 pm »
Wednesday, 28th August 2019
Minor league baseball player's wife, baby, mother-in-law killed at their home

by ABC News




A minor league baseball player's wife, baby and mother-in-law were killed at their Virginia home, allegedly by another family member, authorities said.

Matthew Bernard, 18, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon on three counts of first-degree murder after he allegedly killed his mother, sister and baby nephew that morning at the family's home in Keeling, an unincorporated area near Virginia's southern border with North Carolina.

The victims were identified Wednesday as:

Matthew Bernard's mother, 62-year-old Joan Bernard; Matthew Bernard's sister, 25-year-old Emily Bernard Bivens; and Matthew Bernard's nephew, 14-month-old Cullen Bivens.

A firearm was used in the crime and a 911 caller reported a shooting, but cause of death has not been confirmed, police said.

The victims were the mother-in-law, wife and child of Blake Bivens, a Double-A pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor said Wednesday.

A motive is not clear, Taylor said.

The Tampa Bay Rays said in a statement:

"Blake Bivens, a pitcher with our Double-A affiliate, the Montgomery Biscuits, suffered a terrible family tragedy in southern Virginia. Our hearts are broken for Blake. We are grieving with him and will support him any way we can."

The Biscuits CEO and Managing Owner Lou DiBella said in a statement,

"The Biscuits thoughts and prayers are with Blake and all those who have been impacted by this tragedy."

After the victims were discovered Tuesday morning, authorities launched a manhunt for Bernard, who was said to be armed and dangerous.

Danville Community College in Danville, Virginia, was under lockdown Tuesday as a "precautionary" measure after Bernard, who was a student there, was identified as the suspect, according to the Danville Police Department.

Pittsylvania County Public Schools also went on modified lockdown.

Superintendent Mark Jones told ABC News all outside doors were locked and monitored, all classroom doors were locked and no students were allowed in hallways without a chaperone.

ABC affiliate WSET of Lynchburg, Virginia, was in a media staging area at the scene in Keeling Tuesday afternoon when suddenly Bernard, who wasn't wearing any clothes, ran out from a nearby wooded area and attacked a church groundskeeper then fled again.
 

"I saw a male, tall skinny male, with no clothes on running around," a woman told local reporters.


"He took off running."



Authorities chased Bernard down the street and were able to apprehend the teen, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to WSET.
 
It's not clear why he was found without clothes, the sheriff said Wednesday.

Bernard has not yet appeared in court.


















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« Reply #229 on: August 28, 2019, 05:17:00 pm »
"Indeed."

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« Reply #231 on: August 29, 2019, 06:14:53 am »
Thursday, 29th August 2019
Kentucky principal who tried to ban books over ‘homosexual content’ busted for child porn
by Travis Gettys





A Kentucky high school principal who made national news for trying to ban books over “homosexual conduct” has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Phillip Todd Wilson was arrested Tuesday on 30 counts after state troopers received a complaint from Clark County Area Technology Center that the principal had given child pornography to someone else, reported WKYT-TV.

The principal was charged with 15 counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, and 15 counts of possessing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor after investigators found more than a dozen images in his possession.

The technology center is operated by the Kentucky Department of Education, which is investigating to determine whether children in the program were affected.

Wilson gained national notoriety in 2009 when he banned “Lessons From A Dead Girl,” a book by award-winning author Jo Knowles, and several other publications from classrooms at Montgomery County High School.

Some parents had complained that several contemporary novels taught alongside English literature classics, such as “The Canterbury Tales” and “Beowulf,” were inappropriate due to subject matter involving sex, child abuse, suicide and drug abuse.

Wilson and Montgomery County School Superintendent Daniel Freeman ordered the challenged books to be withdrawn from the curriculum, and pressured teacher Risha Mullins after she continued using them as optional titles for classroom reading circles.

“One more problem with books and the club is gone,” the superintendent said, according to Mullins.

But Wilson and Freeman eventually shut down the reading club and removed the contemporary books, without following board policy on suspending titles from classroom use.


Wilson remains held on $25,000 cash bond, and Clark County Public Schools released a statement saying officials were “shocked and dismayed” by the allegations.




















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« Reply #232 on: August 29, 2019, 06:32:12 am »
Thursday, 29th August 2019
Day Care Worker Allegedly Twisted Baby's Leg Till It Broke
by Inside Edition Staff





A North Carolina day care employee is accused of breaking the leg of an infant in her care.

Kimberly Boykin, 51, is charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury following an April incident, according to police.

An arrest warrant filed Monday alleges that Boykin "willfully twisted the left femur" of a 6-month-old baby, breaking the child's leg.

She also allegedly didn't report the incident in spite of having "several opportunities to do so," the warrant states.
 
The mother of the child became suspicious after she noticed the baby was not behaving normally, police said.

The incident occurred on April 23 at Widewaters Learning Center in Knightdale, according to police.

"Widewaters Learning Center cares deeply about the safety of our children, and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards for our employees," the day care facility said in a statement.

"We are actively investigating this situation involving a former employee, and we will continue to cooperate with the relevant authorities."

Boykin is free on $50,000 bail.

She has not yet entered a plea.


















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« Reply #233 on: August 29, 2019, 09:12:35 am »
Thursday, 29th August 2019
Two white men charged in child rape and pornography case involving three children

by Sarah Brookbank and Cameron Knight





After police arrested and charged a Lockland man who police said confessed to raping a 5-year-old boy and photographing the child for "sexual gratification," another police department announced there was another arrest in connection to the case.

On Wednesday, William Bustillos III, 25, was arrested and faces rape, gross sexual imposition and child pornography charges.

He is being held on a $3 million bond at the Hamilton County jail.

Bustillos' arrest stems from another investigation from the Milford Police Department involving Joseph Suder, 36.

Milford Police said Suder was arrested Aug. 16 and has since been indicted on rape and gross sexual imposition charges.

Suder is currently housed in the Clermont County Jail.

Police said Suder raped a 7-year-old child and took sexually explicit photographs of the victim and two other children, ages 5 and 8, at the Oakwood Apartments on Brooklyn Ave.

During the course of the investigation, Bustillos was identified as a possible second suspect, Milford Police said.

Lockland Police said Bustillos confessed to raping a 5-year-old victim.

The incident occurred on Dec. 1, 2018.

Bustillos was also found to have child pornography and images featuring bestiality with child victims, jail documents said.

Some of the child porn contains bestiality on a child as young as 1 year old, according to Lockland police Sgt. Chris Lind.

"I believe he is a danger to society and our children," Lind told the court Thursday.

On Thursday, Bustillos' lawyer said his client has lived locally for six years after moving to the area from California.

His lawyer asked for a reasonable bond, but prosecutors argued for a high bond.

"This involves this defendant performing sex acts on a 5-year-old in all the ways the revised code prohibits," a prosecutor said Thursday.

















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« Reply #234 on: August 31, 2019, 04:51:09 pm »
Thursday, 29th August 2019
White man, 51, Suspected Of Punching 2 Kids In The Head At Lodi Target
by CBS Sacramento




A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of punching two children in the head at a store, police say.

According to the Lodi Police Department, officers recently responded to the Target in the city to investigate after an 11-year-old and 5-year-old were reportedly punched by a man.

The man ran out through the north exit door, but was soon found behind an electrical box behind the store.

Officers say the man, 51-year-old Galt resident Jeff Hardcastle, appears to have been under the influence at the time of the attack.

The attack was completely unprovoked, police say, and it’s unclear why Hardcastle allegedly punched the children.

Hardcastle has been arrested and is being held at San Joaquin County Jail on $310,000 bail.

Both children are expected to recover, police say.












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Saturday, 31st August 2019
Ole Mississippi student's suspected killer indicted on capital murder charge
by Emily Shapiro






An Ole Miss student accused of killing his 21-year-old classmate was indicted Friday on a capital murder charge.

A Lafayette County, Mississippi, grand jury alleges Brandon Theesfeld, 22, shot and killed Alexandria "Ally" Kostial while kidnapping her, according to the indictment filed Friday.

Kostial, a St. Louis native studying marketing at Ole Miss, was on campus for summer school when she was killed in July.

Theesfeld was arrested days after Kostial's body was discovered in Harmontown, Mississippi, which is several miles from the Oxford campus.

Theesfeld was suspended from Ole Miss after his arrest.

A motive has not been released, and Theesfeld's attorneys said he will enter a not guilty plea.

At a bond hearing last week, Theesfeld's defense attorneys withdrew their request for bond and requested that Theesfeld undergo a psychological evaluation at a state hospital.





















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« Reply #236 on: September 01, 2019, 08:36:12 pm »
Monday, 2nd September 2019
The Chronicles of Renick
by Ray Sanchez and Hollie Silverman




A 54-year-old man St. Louis man has been arrested in connection with the death of a teenager who is among at least a dozen children 16 or younger killed by gun violence since April, police said Friday.

The suspect, Joseph Renick, faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm for the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Sentonio Cox on Sunday, according to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office.

Police said officers responding to a missing person call arrived in the Carondelet neighborhood last weekend to find Sentonio dead from a gunshot.

Renick was being held on a $500,000 bond, according to the circuit attorney's office.

A teenager who identified himself as a friend of victim told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Sentonio was headed home when he was shot.

To get home, the teen often cut through an empty lot near the site of the shooting, the friend told the newspaper.

Sentonio's body was found less than 48 hours after another child, 8-year-old Jurnee Thompson, was shot and killed outside a preseason high school football game.

Renick's is the second arrest in the string of shootings.

Police said a suspect was in custody in connection with the death of 7-year-old Xavier Usanga.

The boy was fatally shot earlier this month while he and his sisters played in the backyard of their home in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood.

The suspect has yet to be charged, authorities said.

Federal prosecutors said a St. Louis man facing an unrelated federal charge admitted to shooting Xavier.

He has not been charged in Xavier's death, CNN affiliate KTVI reported this month.

Sentonio's fatal shooting was the latest in what has been a deadly summer for young people in St. Louis, where police are investigating at least 10 of the juvenile shootings as homicides, while two others have been classified as suspicious, according to spokeswoman Evita Caldwell.

People carried balloons at a Tuesday vigil at the lot where Sentonio was killed.

His mother tried to encourage the teenagers mourning him.

"Do what you need to do to survive," said Roxzyanna Edwards, according to CNN affiliate KPLR.

"You can die at any time. Don't take your precious time for granted."

Local reports indicated a 10-year-old girl was among the victims in a triple homicide over the weekend, but it wasn't immediately clear if she was shot or stabbed.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department did not include her in a list of young gunshot victims.

Frustrated residents gathered for another vigil on Wednesday to remember the lives of the city's young children killed in recent months.

The names of the dead flashed across an electronic screen.

A local lawmaker read them out loud.

The killings have led to tearful vigils around the city for the innocent victims of gun violence.

"We all feel the hurt and the pain every day of the week," said James Clark of the community outreach organization Better Family Life.

The youngest victim is 2-year-old Kayden Johnson, who was killed in late April along with his 18-year-old mother, Trina'ty Riley, police said.

Last weekend, city officials announced a grim formula for calculating rewards leading to the children's killers:


$25,000 for each child younger than 10, for a total of $100,000.
















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« Reply #237 on: September 02, 2019, 03:40:24 pm »
Monday, 2nd September 2019
Kentucky pastor indicted after allegedly seeking sex with minors
by Billy Kobin




A Kentucky pastor who was arrested this year after he allegedly sought sex with a minor via text messages has been indicted by a grand jury, according to court records.

A grand jury in Floyd County, Kentucky, indicted Bobby J. Blackburn, 26, on Wednesday on two counts of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor to commit a sex offense, court records show.

Blackburn is the pastor of Elevate Church in Prestonsburg, which is not affiliated with an Elevate Church on Shelbyville Road nor one in Frankfort, and also manages a pizza restaurant in the Eastern Kentucky city.

Both minors were employees of a business that Blackburn manages, according to the arrest citation, which did not name the business or ages of the two minors.

Blackburn's attorney, Stephen Owens, told the Courier Journal on Thursday the females that Blackburn allegedly sought sex with are 17 years old but "media coverage is making it out to be like they are 9- or 10-year-olds."

"They were 17 years old, and in Kentucky, the age of consent is 16,"

Owens said, adding he will file a motion on the "constitutionality" of the statute that is being used to prosecute Blackburn.

While Kentucky's age of consent is 16, the age of consent is raised to 18 if the someone is in a position of trust or authority over the teenager.

According to an arrest citation, Blackburn was arrested in May after a girl showed a Prestonsburg police sergeant images of an iMessage conversation.

In the messages, Blackburn asked the girl to engage in a "threesome" with him and another female minor, among other sexually explicit requests, according to police.

On May 25, Blackburn allegedly followed a third girl to the Prestonsburg Police Department, where the girl tried to give a statement saying she sent the obscene messages from Blackburn's phone.

But when police questioned the girl further, she took back her statement and said that Blackburn told her to say it or else she would lose her job, according to the arrest citation.

Officers attempted to collect Blackburn's phone through a search warrant, but family members said the phone was thrown in a Pike County river, according to police.

Blackburn eventually turned himself in to police on May 29.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was later released on home incarceration after posting $5,000 bond, according to court records.

On Wednesday, the Floyd County grand jury indicted Blackburn on an additional count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor to commit a sex offense.

The indictment alleges one of the incidents took place between January 2016 and September 2017, while the second incident occurred in May, According to WYMT,
Additional details on the first incident were not included.

Blackburn is being held in the Floyd County Jail without bond, according to jail records.

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Kentucky principal charged with child porn-related offenses, police say
Owens said he also is filing a motion requesting a judge set a new bond amount for Blackburn.

"No bond is like he murdered someone," Owens said.
 
Blackburn's next court date has not yet been scheduled, according to online records.














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Tuesday, 2nd September 2019
Dierks Bentley ticketed for fishing without a license after concertgoers tip off wildlife officials
by Elise Schmelzer






Throughout a three-day music festival in Buena Vista, country music superstars Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan bragged on stage about the fishing they did earlier in the weekend.

And what did the Colorado concertgoers do after hearing the two trade tall tales?

They called Colorado Parks and Wildlife to see if the singers had fishing licenses.

“It was very heartening that they cared that much,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Bill Vogrin said.

But the calls weren’t enough to give either man a ticket until Bentley posted a photo online Sunday of him holding a decent-sized brown trout in Cottonwood Creek in the small central Colorado town.


“We didn’t have any proof until Mr. Bentley posted a photo on his Instagram,” Vogrin said.

An officer caught up with Bentley as the country star walked in town Monday and confirmed that Bentley didn’t have a license, as required by state law.

A small crowd started to gather to watch, and Bentley climbed into the officer’s truck so they could find a quieter place.

Bentley posted a video online of himself in the truck as the officer wrote him a ticket.


He warned Luke Bryan that he may be next to receive a ticket.


Bentley paid the $139.50 fine in cash on the spot, Vogrin said.

“He was as nice as can be,” Vogrin said.


“We welcome him back any time to fish, as long as he gets a license next time.”

Luke Bryan had not been ticketed as of Monday evening, in part because he did not post photos of himself with any fish, Vogrin said.

“That case is under investigation,” he said.

It was heartening to see so many people care that Bentley followed the law, despite his celebrity status, Vogrin said.

“In Colorado, people love country music — but they also love their trout,” Vogrin said.




















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Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
Hunter accused of shooting, killing Maine woman pleads guilty to manslaughter
by WMTW (an ABC News affiliate)




A hunter accused of shooting and killing a Hebron woman nearly two years ago changed his plea Tuesday afternoon.

Robert Trundy originally pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the death of Karen Wrentzel, 34.

Trundy changed his plea on Tuesday to guilty.

A judge sentenced Trundy to 9 months in jail and 4 years of probation.

Wrentzel was shot in the stomach while digging for gemstones on her property in October 2017.

In an affidavit filed at the time of the shooting, Trundy said he thought he was firing at a deer but he acknowledged he never saw the outline of a deer.

Wardens said he fired from 200 feet away.

Trundy told police at the time that he could not bring himself to check on Wrentzel.

He called his father, who checked on Wrentzel, but she was dead.

Nearly two dozen family members of the victim were in the courtroom for Tuesday's hearing.












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