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Georgia Parole Board Grants Clemency To Death Row Inmate Hours Before Scheduled Execution

The Georgia parole board granted clemency to a death row inmate on Thursday, hours before he was to be executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk three decades ago. Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles said in a statement they commuted the death sentence of 58-year-old Jimmy Fletcher Meders to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.  He had been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST. ...Read more

Mother Of “Baby John Doe” Found Dead In 1988 Is Finally Found By Police

With the help of DNA technology, the mother of an unidentified baby was found dead in a Connecticut parking lot in 1988 has been identified.  The unidentified newborn boy was discovered in a parking lot in South Meriden, Connecticut, back on Jan. 2, 1988. According to the Meriden Police Department, he had died of exposure to the frigid temperatures. Police gave the little boy the name “David Paul.”  For years, the police department tried to identify the baby and his mother, but the case wasn’t solved until investigators used forensic genealogy, submitting the mystery baby’s DNA to GEDmatch, a third-party genealogy site. ...Read more

Suspect In Custody After Family Of Four Are Found Dead At Home In Disney World Community

Florida police have a suspect in custody following the discovery of four bodies inside a home that were linked to a Connecticut family missing for over a week. Sheriff’s deputies from Osceola County were called to the home in Celebration, Florida after neighbors called police to check on the family, according to local reports. Celebration is a planned gated community designed and built in the 1990s by the Walt Disney Company, located just 4 miles from Walt Disney World. ...Read more

Arrest Made After Eight People Are Stabbed In Colorado Springs

Authorities state that a man was arrested after allegedly stabbing eight people in and around downtown Colorado Springs early Monday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and Limit Street for a reported stabbing around 1:30 a.m. local time. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, two victims were found with injuries, as well as several more victims nearby in the America the Beautiful Park. ...Read more

Man Survives Weeks In Remote Alaskan Wilderness After Cabin Is Burned Down

A man survived three weeks in the Alaskan wilderness after his remote cabin burned down. The man, 30-year-old Tyson Steele, was rescued last week by Alaskan State Troopers who spotted an “SOS” signal stamped in the snow. The troopers said in a news release that Steele was found Thursday at a makeshift shelter at his remote homestead about 20 miles outside of Skwentna, located about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage. Officials were conducting a welfare check on Steele after he had not been heard from for “several weeks” when they arrived in a helicopter in the remote area to find the 30-year-old waving for help and “SOS” stamped in the snow. ...Read more