Category Archives: Rhode Island

Killed – Ryan Almeida (Pawtucket, RI)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Pawtucket police have arrested a 20-year old man in Lewiston, Maine, for the Christmas Eve murder of Ryan Almeida, who was gunned down at the Galego Court housing complex.

The suspect, Daquan Watts, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder and conspiracy Thursday morning in Providence District Court. He did not enter a plea, as is customary at District Court arraignments.

According to a Pawtucket police affidavit signed by Detective Donti Rosciti, Almeida was fatally shot at 4:52 a.m. outside an apartment in the housing project. Rescue and police found him lying on the ground, and he was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daquan Watts, age 20, with a last known address of 26 Hollis Street, Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to first degree murder, discharge of a firearm death resulting, conspiracy to commit murder and carrying a pistol without a license.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 7, 2015.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on December 24, 2013, Watts and Jose Lopez shot Ryan Almeida outside of an apartment complex in Pawtucket. Almeida died as a result of his injuries.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Jose “Gio” Lopez (age 18), with a last known address of 28 Joslin Street, Providence, guilty of the December 24, 2013 murder of Ryan Almeida. The jury found Lopez guilty of murder, discharging a firearm while in the commission of a crime of violence and conspiracy. Lopez was found not guilty of carrying a firearm without a license. The verdict was returned after approximately three hours of deliberations after a 12-day trial before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20140410/News/304109965

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/23316

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/23921

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20131226/NEWS/312269948

http://www.pawtuckettimes.com/content/man-shot-death-near-galego-court

http://www.turnto10.com/story/25441155/i-team-teen-to-be-tried-as-an-adult-in-christmas-eve-killing

http://www.rebellofuneralhome.com/obituary/Ryan-E.-Almeida/Pawtucket-RI/1325948

http://patch.com/rhode-island/eastprovidence/almeida-ryan-e-21-born-in-providence

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?n=ryan-almeida&pid=168757949&referrer=519

Killed – Male Teen – Eric Cuesta (Providence, RI)

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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Louis Pina, age 21, of Providence, pled guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the December 4, 2013 murder of 16-year-old Eric Cuesta. Under the terms of the plea agreement, with was reached with the approval of the victim’s family, Pina pled guilty to second degree murder, for which he was given a life sentence, and assault with a dangerous weapon, for which he was sentenced to 10 years to run concurrent.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove that early in the afternoon on December 4, 2013, Cuesta and a friend were driving in a van travelling eastbound on Adelaide Street toward Broad Street. At the same time, Pina and a friend were walking westbound on Adelaide Street. The van, in which Cuesta was the passenger, stopped a short distance from Pina and his friend. The two groups exchanged words and looks, at which time Pina withdrew his firearm – a .40 caliber Taurus semi-automatic handgun – and fired two shots at the van. One bullet struck and killed Cuesta.

“Words and looks of disrespect left a young man dead and his family to grieve over his loss. This entire episode was one of senseless violence with tragic consequences,” said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.

The incident happened sometime around 1:30 p.m, after Cuesta and Pena, who knew each other, got into an argument. Cuesta was shot one time and brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in a private vehicle and was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. Cuesta was still in high school.

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/23574

http://wpri.com/2014/05/28/murder-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-held-without-bail/

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131205-providence-police-identify-slain-boy-charge-man-with-murder.ece

http://www.abc6.com/story/24135686/teen-shot-and-killed-in-providence-during-broad-daylight

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/21893

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Eric-Cuesta-97291325

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/the-gun-report-december-5-2013/?_r=0

http://www.abc6.com/story/24135686/teen-shot-and-killed-in-providence-during-broad-daylight

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20131205/NEWS/312059958

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24136096/teenager-shot-to-death-in-providence

Killed – Edwin Rivera Jr. (Taunton, RI)

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Police are investigating a homicide that happened late Monday night in Taunton.

Police received a call around 11:40 p.m. Monday night regarding a man being struck by a CSX transportation train in the area behind 37 Cushman Street. They identified the victim as Edwin Rivera Jr., 24, of Taunton, and an autopsy concluded that he died as a result of gunshot wounds.

One man has been arrested in connection to the homicide. Flavio Daveiga, 21, of 15 Newcombe Place, was arrested today, and charged with accessory to murder before the fact and the obstruction of justice portion of the witness intimidation statute.

http://www.abc6.com/story/24087416/police-investigate-homicide-man-shot-and-struck-by-train

http://www.tauntongazette.com/article/20131127/News/311279880

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24086570/das-office-man-charged-in-taunton-shooting-death

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24090561/2013/11/28/police-taunton-man-fatally-shot-before-being-hit-by-train

http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20140102/News/301029906

http://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20140714/News/307159996

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2013/11/taunton_man_shot_before_being.html

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/11/29/taunton_man_died_of_bullet_wounds_/

Killed – Sharone Stafford (New Bedford, RI)

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NEW BEDFORD, MA- On Saturday around 11:30, Winsdor Street in New Bedford was lit up by police lights.

Witnesses tell Abc 6 that 31-year-old Sharone Stafford was found lying in the street, shot at least once.

According to witnesses, Stafford was shot in front of a home while he was inside his car. He then drove down the street, where another witness says Stafford crashed into a parked car.

After crashing, Stafford was somehow able to get out his car. He then collapsed on the street.

Two men are now being charged in connection with a murder in New Bedford.

31–year old Sharone Stafford was found lying on Windsor Street Saturday night, after people in the area reported hearing gun shots. Stafford was rushed to later died at the hospital.

21–year old Elito Mendes is charged with accessory to murder after the fact, carrying an illegal firearm, armed robbery, and the obstruction of justice portion of the witness intimidation statute, he was ordered held on a $150,000 cash bail. Mendes is due back in court next month.

27–year old Samir Baptista is also facing charges of accessory to murder before the fact, he was ordered held without bail. Baptista is also due back in court next month.

http://www.abc6.com/story/24057608/man-shot-and-killed-in-new-bedford

http://www.abc6.com/story/24068098/two-men-arraigned-in-connection-to-new-bedford-homicide

http://wpri.com/2014/03/20/cops-nab-4th-man-in-new-bedford-homicide/

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2014/03/new_bedford_resident_hailton_d.html

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2013/11/2_new_bedford_men_arrested_in.html

http://wpri.com/2014/02/28/new-bedford-man-indicted-on-murder-charges/

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-south/3rd-man-arrested-in-new-bedford-death/23182838

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24080190/new-bedford-police-arrest-third-suspect-homicide-case

http://www.wbur.org/2013/11/24/authorities-killing-new-bedford

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2013/11/2_new_bedford_men_arrested_in.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Luis Aquino (Providence, RI)

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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jason King (age 22), with a last known address of 10 Valley Street, New Haven, CT, pleaded guilty on Monday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to second degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon for the November 4, 2013 shooting that killed Luis Aquino and injured Jonathan Garcia outside Club Mango in Providence. Had the case proceeded to trial, the state was prepared to prove that on November 4, 2013, Jason King, of New Haven, Connecticut, traveled from New Haven to Providence for the purpose of purchasing a large quantity of marijuana. Accompanying him were Lloyd Streater and another man from Willimantic, CT.

After arriving in Providence, King and Streater entered another vehicle on Public St, Providence, parked in front of the Mango nightclub. In the car were three men, including Luis Aquino and Jonathan Garcia. Aquino was the middle back seat passenger and Garcia was the right front passenger. After a disagreement erupted over the price and quantity of the marijuana, King alighted from the vehicle, withdrew a pistol and began shooting back into it, striking back seat passenger Luis Aquino four times and front seat passenger Jonathan Garcia once.

King and Streater fled the scene, taking the marijuana with them. Luis Aquino was driven to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Jonathan Garcia was also taken to the hospital for his gunshot injury, treated, and released.

Through an extensive investigation by Providence Police, Jason King was developed as the suspect who shot and killed Luis Aquino and shot and injured Jonathan Garcia. He was apprehended on a warrant in Connecticut, waived extradition and was returned to Rhode Island wherein he was charged and thereafter indicted by a Providence County Grand Jury. Lloyd Streater was also later apprehended in Connecticut and charged in connection with this case. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession of 1 to 5 kilograms of marijuana in April, 2014 and is awaiting sentencing.

A firearm found at the crime scene was traced to front seat passenger and victim of the assault, Jonathan Garcia. He pleaded nolo contendere before Magistrate John F. McBurney in July, 2014, and was sentenced on April 27, 2015 to 10 years, with 15 months to serve and the remainder suspended with probation.

Providence Police Detectives Daniel O’Connell, William Dwyer and Theodore Michael led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General (Retired) Randall White and Special Assistant Attorney General David Bonzagni prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A man from New Haven, Conn., has pleaded guilty to the murder of a 28-year-old Providence man in a drug deal gone deadly in Elmwood in November 2013.

Jason King, 22, nicknamed “K-Slay,” pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court to second-degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, for shooting and killing Luis Aquino and wounding Jonathan Garcia, 22, in an argument over marijuana.

King and two other men drove from Connecticut to Providence on Nov. 4, 2013, to buy a large quantity of marijuana, according to the Providence police and the attorney general’s office. They were meeting with Aquino and Garcia, who had recently been released from prison – Aquino on a sentence for dealing drugs and Garcia on a charge of breaking into a house.

They met with Aquino and Garcia, who were parked outside the Mango Club on Public Street. The men argued over the quality and price of the marijuana, and then, the police say, King opened fire on Aquino and Garcia. The men from Connecticut took the marijuana and fled, leaving Aquino dying and Garcia wounded.

King was arrested in Connecticut a month after the fatal shooting. As he fought extradition to Rhode Island, one of his conspirators, Lloyd Streater was shot in the head at a New Year’s Eve party in New Haven. Providence police Sgt. William Dwyer Jr. and detectives Daniel O’Connell and Theodore Michael went to investigate whether Streater was tied to Aquino’s murder. They returned and got a warrant for his arrest.

Streater pleaded guilty in April 2014 to conspiracy and possession of 1 to 5 kilos of marijuana. Both Streater and King are awaiting sentencing. A third man from Willimantic, Conn., who was with the pair, has not been charged.

A gun found at the scene was linked to Garcia, according to the attorney general’s office. After Garcia recovered from the shooting, he pleaded no contest to possessing a gun and was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison, with 15 months to serve and the rest suspended with probation.

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/24755

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150506/NEWS/150509545

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20131105/NEWS/311059951

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20140114/NEWS/301149957

http://wpri.com/2014/03/28/suspect-in-nov-murder-indicted/

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23879779/late-night-shooting-leaves-1-dead-1-injured

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20131105/NEWS/311059987

http://thekeefefuneralhome.com/obituaries/obit_view.php?id=907

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Providence, RI)

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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jason King (age 22), with a last known address of 10 Valley Street, New Haven, CT, pleaded guilty on Monday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to second degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon for the November 4, 2013 shooting that killed Luis Aquino and injured Jonathan Garcia outside Club Mango in Providence. Had the case proceeded to trial, the state was prepared to prove that on November 4, 2013, Jason King, of New Haven, Connecticut, traveled from New Haven to Providence for the purpose of purchasing a large quantity of marijuana. Accompanying him were Lloyd Streater and another man from Willimantic, CT.

After arriving in Providence, King and Streater entered another vehicle on Public St, Providence, parked in front of the Mango nightclub. In the car were three men, including Luis Aquino and Jonathan Garcia. Aquino was the middle back seat passenger and Garcia was the right front passenger. After a disagreement erupted over the price and quantity of the marijuana, King alighted from the vehicle, withdrew a pistol and began shooting back into it, striking back seat passenger Luis Aquino four times and front seat passenger Jonathan Garcia once.

King and Streater fled the scene, taking the marijuana with them. Luis Aquino was driven to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Jonathan Garcia was also taken to the hospital for his gunshot injury, treated, and released.

Through an extensive investigation by Providence Police, Jason King was developed as the suspect who shot and killed Luis Aquino and shot and injured Jonathan Garcia. He was apprehended on a warrant in Connecticut, waived extradition and was returned to Rhode Island wherein he was charged and thereafter indicted by a Providence County Grand Jury. Lloyd Streater was also later apprehended in Connecticut and charged in connection with this case. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession of 1 to 5 kilograms of marijuana in April, 2014 and is awaiting sentencing.

A firearm found at the crime scene was traced to front seat passenger and victim of the assault, Jonathan Garcia. He pleaded nolo contendere before Magistrate John F. McBurney in July, 2014, and was sentenced on April 27, 2015 to 10 years, with 15 months to serve and the remainder suspended with probation.

Providence Police Detectives Daniel O’Connell, William Dwyer and Theodore Michael led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General (Retired) Randall White and Special Assistant Attorney General David Bonzagni prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A man from New Haven, Conn., has pleaded guilty to the murder of a 28-year-old Providence man in a drug deal gone deadly in Elmwood in November 2013.

Jason King, 22, nicknamed “K-Slay,” pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court to second-degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, for shooting and killing Luis Aquino and wounding Jonathan Garcia, 22, in an argument over marijuana.

King and two other men drove from Connecticut to Providence on Nov. 4, 2013, to buy a large quantity of marijuana, according to the Providence police and the attorney general’s office. They were meeting with Aquino and Garcia, who had recently been released from prison – Aquino on a sentence for dealing drugs and Garcia on a charge of breaking into a house.

They met with Aquino and Garcia, who were parked outside the Mango Club on Public Street. The men argued over the quality and price of the marijuana, and then, the police say, King opened fire on Aquino and Garcia. The men from Connecticut took the marijuana and fled, leaving Aquino dying and Garcia wounded.

King was arrested in Connecticut a month after the fatal shooting. As he fought extradition to Rhode Island, one of his conspirators, Lloyd Streater was shot in the head at a New Year’s Eve party in New Haven. Providence police Sgt. William Dwyer Jr. and detectives Daniel O’Connell and Theodore Michael went to investigate whether Streater was tied to Aquino’s murder. They returned and got a warrant for his arrest.

Streater pleaded guilty in April 2014 to conspiracy and possession of 1 to 5 kilos of marijuana. Both Streater and King are awaiting sentencing. A third man from Willimantic, Conn., who was with the pair, has not been charged.

A gun found at the scene was linked to Garcia, according to the attorney general’s office. After Garcia recovered from the shooting, he pleaded no contest to possessing a gun and was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison, with 15 months to serve and the rest suspended with probation.

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/24755

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150506/NEWS/150509545

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20131105/NEWS/311059951

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20140114/NEWS/301149957

http://wpri.com/2014/03/28/suspect-in-nov-murder-indicted/

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23879779/late-night-shooting-leaves-1-dead-1-injured

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20131105/NEWS/311059987

http://thekeefefuneralhome.com/obituaries/obit_view.php?id=907

Double Murder – Killed – Evelyn Burgos (Johnston, RI)

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The victims of a double homicide that claimed the lives of an abducted 2-year-old’s mother and grandmother have been pictured for the first time.

Evelyn Burgos, 40, and her daughter, Vanessa Perez, 25, are seen in newly released photos by Rhode Island’s Johnston police department after authorities say 28-year-old Daniel Rodriguez shot the couple before making off with Perez’s son.

Isaiah Perez was safely recovered late Sunday night after he was found wandering the streets alone outside a Providence housing project by a police officer, roughly 16 hours after his abduction.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Daniel Rodriguez, age 28, of Johnston, , pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause and was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 50 years for the August 2013 murder of Evelyn Burgos and Vanessa Perez and the kidnapping of two-year-old Isaiah Perez.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on August 11, 2013, at approximately 4:00 a.m. Daniel Rodriguez, alias “Radio,” traveled to 3 Oak Tree Drive in Johnston, the residence of his ex-girlfriend, Evelyn Burgos, and her family. In his possession was a .357 Magnum. Armed with the revolver, Rodriguez entered the home through a rear window leading to a bathroom. Once in the house, he confronted Evelyn Burgos and her daughter, Vanessa Perez, in a child’s bedroom. An argument ensued between Rodriguez and Burgos and Perez. Present in the room were Burgos’ two youngest children, eight-year-old Abel “AJ” Perez and two-year-old Isaiah Perez, and three-year-old Janiyah Crowell, the daughter of Vanessa Perez.

During the course of the argument, Rodriguez used the .357 Magnum revolver he was carrying and shot Vanessa Perez in her upper left arm, in the left side of her face, which entered her brain, and in her upper chest, which entered her chest cavity and severed her aorta. Vanessa Perez died due to the lethal gunshot wounds. Rodriguez then turned the weapon on Evelyn Burgos and shot her a single time in the face, causing her death. She also sustained a grazing gunshot wound to her left cheek and to portions of her right arm. Vanessa Perez was dead by the time police arrived, but Evelyn Burgos succumbed to her injuries while being transported to the hospital.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pictured-slain-mother-grandmother-rhode-island-amber-alert-recovery-2-year-old-article-1.1425536

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/21466

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20140322/News/303229981

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130814-murder-victim-evelyn-burgos-victim-wrote-of-her-fears-i-thought-he-would-kill-me.ece?template=printart

http://wpri.com/2014/03/13/2-life-sentences-for-man-in-double-murder/

http://johnstonsunrise.net/stories/Fundraiser-honors-life-of-Evelyn-Burgos,85428

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/241655-evelyn-burgos-vanessa-perez-identified-as-victims-in-rhode-island-slayings-abduction/

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24966033/man-pleads-to-johnston-killings-gets-4-life-terms

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/08/12/rhode-island-homicie-victims-are-mother-and-daughter/xkzkMdWlM997kli3COSTVI/story.html

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23123789/man-accused-in-johnston-killings-abduction-held

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http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?mobile=9add299283Evelyn

Double Murder – Killed – Vanessa Perez (Johnston, RI)

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The victims of a double homicide that claimed the lives of an abducted 2-year-old’s mother and grandmother have been pictured for the first time.

Evelyn Burgos, 40, and her daughter, Vanessa Perez, 25, are seen in newly released photos by Rhode Island’s Johnston police department after authorities say 28-year-old Daniel Rodriguez shot the couple before making off with Perez’s son.

Isaiah Perez was safely recovered late Sunday night after he was found wandering the streets alone outside a Providence housing project by a police officer, roughly 16 hours after his abduction.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Daniel Rodriguez, age 28, of Johnston, , pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause and was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 50 years for the August 2013 murder of Evelyn Burgos and Vanessa Perez and the kidnapping of two-year-old Isaiah Perez.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on August 11, 2013, at approximately 4:00 a.m. Daniel Rodriguez, alias “Radio,” traveled to 3 Oak Tree Drive in Johnston, the residence of his ex-girlfriend, Evelyn Burgos, and her family. In his possession was a .357 Magnum. Armed with the revolver, Rodriguez entered the home through a rear window leading to a bathroom. Once in the house, he confronted Evelyn Burgos and her daughter, Vanessa Perez, in a child’s bedroom. An argument ensued between Rodriguez and Burgos and Perez. Present in the room were Burgos’ two youngest children, eight-year-old Abel “AJ” Perez and two-year-old Isaiah Perez, and three-year-old Janiyah Crowell, the daughter of Vanessa Perez.

During the course of the argument, Rodriguez used the .357 Magnum revolver he was carrying and shot Vanessa Perez in her upper left arm, in the left side of her face, which entered her brain, and in her upper chest, which entered her chest cavity and severed her aorta. Vanessa Perez died due to the lethal gunshot wounds. Rodriguez then turned the weapon on Evelyn Burgos and shot her a single time in the face, causing her death. She also sustained a grazing gunshot wound to her left cheek and to portions of her right arm. Vanessa Perez was dead by the time police arrived, but Evelyn Burgos succumbed to her injuries while being transported to the hospital.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pictured-slain-mother-grandmother-rhode-island-amber-alert-recovery-2-year-old-article-1.1425536

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/21466

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20140322/News/303229981

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130814-murder-victim-evelyn-burgos-victim-wrote-of-her-fears-i-thought-he-would-kill-me.ece?template=printart

http://wpri.com/2014/03/13/2-life-sentences-for-man-in-double-murder/

http://johnstonsunrise.net/stories/Fundraiser-honors-life-of-Evelyn-Burgos,85428

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/241655-evelyn-burgos-vanessa-perez-identified-as-victims-in-rhode-island-slayings-abduction/

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24966033/man-pleads-to-johnston-killings-gets-4-life-terms

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/08/12/rhode-island-homicie-victims-are-mother-and-daughter/xkzkMdWlM997kli3COSTVI/story.html

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23123789/man-accused-in-johnston-killings-abduction-held

http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?mobile=b514299284

http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?mobile=9add299283Evelyn

Killed – Johenlly Espinal (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE — The fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man on Westminster Street Friday appeared to be the result of a romantic entanglement that involved the victim, his ex-girlfriend and one of two suspects in the shooting.

Maj. David Lapatin said the shooting seemed to be motivated by a “girlfriend-boyfriend type of thing,” adding that the unnamed girlfriend had dated both the victim, Johenlly “Gabby” Espinal and one of the suspects, Kongvannark “Ricky” Maloney.

The police said Espinal was driving out of a parking lot in Wiggin Village, a low-rise housing complex off Westminster Street, when his car was rammed by another automobile. The driver of the second car jumped out, shot Espinal and ran off, the police said. Espinal was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital shortly before 1 p.m. Friday.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130810/News/308109974

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130810/News/308109934

http://www.turnto10.com/story/25880581/suspect-pleads-not-guilty-in-providence-killing

http://www.920whjj.com/articles/providence-local-news-122060/police-say-shooting-involved-romanticentanglement-11563195/

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20140403/News/304039961

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130812-police-in-pennsylvania-county-looking-for-providence-homicide-suspect.ece

Killed – Robert Littlejohn (Pawtucket, RI)

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PAWTUCKET – Local police have identified a murder victim discovered off Blackstone Street on Monday, July 29, as Robert Littlejohn, 26. Littlejohn had lived in both Pawtucket and Central Falls.

Police were notified around 3:30 p.m. that a passerby had discovered a human body in a wooded area. The passerby, who was walking his dog when the dog noticed the body, notified police.

Police said Littlejohn initially appeared to have been shot several times. The Office of the Rhode Island Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled that the cause of death was gunshots.

Witnesses told the police that they saw Littlejohn walking away with a man on Main Street and Lonsdale Avenue on July 28. The next day Littlejohn’s body was discovered in brush off Blackstone Avenue, a narrow street not far from City Hall and the police and fire headquarters. The 26-year-old had been shot to death somewhere else and tossed over a chain-link fence.

http://www.valleybreeze.com/2013-08-01/pawtucket/police-id-pawtucket-shooting-victim#.VQYLV9K3uSo

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130801/News/308019925

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20131011/News/310119908

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22961532/pawtucket-police-investigate-body-found-in-woods

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?n=robert-littlejohn&pid=166280583&referrer=519

http://thekeefefuneralhome.com/obit_view.php?id=851

Killed – Jeffrey Lebrun (Pawtucket, RI)

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PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating the murder of a 41-year-old Dawson St. man at his home early Sunday morning. Two men were reported to have been seen fleeing the home after the reported shooting but remained at large Sunday night, according to police.

The incident occurred at 112 Dawson St. in a quiet neighborhood of single family home just off busy Newport Avenue and near the Pawtucket-South Attleboro line. Neighbors on Dawson Street were left shocked by the incident and said Sunday that they had heard the man was shot during a break or home invasion incident that follows another home invasion incident at the residence in May.

The 41-year-old victim of the shooting was reported to be the same man, Jeffrey LeBrun, 41, attacked during the May home invasion at 112 Dawson St., according to media report

Then around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, neighbors heard gunfire and saw two men fleeing the house. When the police arrived, Lebrun was dead from gunshot wounds. His 15-year-old stepdaughter was hiding, safe, in a closet, according to the affidavit.

http://www.pawtuckettimes.com/content/city-man-shot-death-home

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130803/News/308039959

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130729/News/307299931

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20140327/News/303279980

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130729/News/307299931

http://www.tributes.com/show/Jeffrey-F.-Lebrun-96266990

http://patch.com/rhode-island/woonsocket/jeffrey-f-lebrun-41-woonsocket-native

http://www.holtfuneralhome.com/Obituaries/Text/jeffrey-f-lebrun/297335

Killed – Jose Sanchez (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE –
Candles now mark the spot where a young man lost his life.

Providence Police confirmed the identity of 20 year old Jose Sanchez, who became the cities 9th homicide this year after he was fatally shot around 1:30 Saturday morning.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Providence man believed to have ties to street gangs became the city’s ninth homicide victim early Saturday, said Detective Capt. Michael E. Correia.

Jose Sanchez, whose last known address was 108 Berkshire St., was found near Clym and June streets after the police responded to reports of shots fired with a man down at 1:26 a.m., Correia said.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22660849/overnight-shooting-is-cities-9th-homicide

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130622-man-killed-in-shooting-providence-s-9th-homicide-this-year.ece?ssimg=1073276

http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?mobile=b97f293674

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130703-providence-police-issue-arrest-warrant-for-suspect-in-killing-of-father-of-three.ece

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman 1 (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE –
Aynis Vargas was shot and killed Saturday night while attending a graduation party at a house on 256 Hartford Ave.

Police said three other women, 44-year-old Vilma Tineo, 23-year-old Elaine Devargas, and 33-year-old Eugelyn Cabera-Martinez were also shot. Police said Tineo was treated and released from the hospital, Devargas remains in good condition and Cabera-Martinez is in fair condition.

Three additional suspects were charged Thursday in the killing of a 12-year-old girl in Providence, police said.

Aynis Vargas was shot to death at a graduation celebration at the Hartford Park housing project in June. Three women were injured in the shooting.

Prosecutors said the five men and the juvenile opened fire on the graduation party on June 15. Vargas was killed. Vilma Tineo, Elaine Devargas and Eugelyn Cabrera were injured.

About 10 minutes before midnight, Vasquez parked the van. Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez told Castro, “If you’re going to do it, do it right,” Baum said.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23537927/three-arrested-in-killing-of-12-year-old-girl

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22603283/shooting-in-providence-leaves-3-injured-and-a-12-year-old-girl-dead

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131023-5th-alleged-member-of-harriet-street-gang-charged-in-slaying-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140317-teen-pleads-guilty-to-shooting-murder-charge-dropped-for-testifying-in-murder-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131014-the-cost-of-a-bullet-12-year-old-aynis-vargas-shot-to-death-over-250-car-window1.ece

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman 3 (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE –
Aynis Vargas was shot and killed Saturday night while attending a graduation party at a house on 256 Hartford Ave.

Police said three other women, 44-year-old Vilma Tineo, 23-year-old Elaine Devargas, and 33-year-old Eugelyn Cabera-Martinez were also shot. Police said Tineo was treated and released from the hospital, Devargas remains in good condition and Cabera-Martinez is in fair condition.

Three additional suspects were charged Thursday in the killing of a 12-year-old girl in Providence, police said.

Aynis Vargas was shot to death at a graduation celebration at the Hartford Park housing project in June. Three women were injured in the shooting.

Prosecutors said the five men and the juvenile opened fire on the graduation party on June 15. Vargas was killed. Vilma Tineo, Elaine Devargas and Eugelyn Cabrera were injured.

About 10 minutes before midnight, Vasquez parked the van. Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez told Castro, “If you’re going to do it, do it right,” Baum said.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23537927/three-arrested-in-killing-of-12-year-old-girl

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22603283/shooting-in-providence-leaves-3-injured-and-a-12-year-old-girl-dead

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131023-5th-alleged-member-of-harriet-street-gang-charged-in-slaying-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140317-teen-pleads-guilty-to-shooting-murder-charge-dropped-for-testifying-in-murder-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131014-the-cost-of-a-bullet-12-year-old-aynis-vargas-shot-to-death-over-250-car-window1.ece

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman 2 (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE –
Aynis Vargas was shot and killed Saturday night while attending a graduation party at a house on 256 Hartford Ave.

Police said three other women, 44-year-old Vilma Tineo, 23-year-old Elaine Devargas, and 33-year-old Eugelyn Cabera-Martinez were also shot. Police said Tineo was treated and released from the hospital, Devargas remains in good condition and Cabera-Martinez is in fair condition.

Three additional suspects were charged Thursday in the killing of a 12-year-old girl in Providence, police said.

Aynis Vargas was shot to death at a graduation celebration at the Hartford Park housing project in June. Three women were injured in the shooting.

Prosecutors said the five men and the juvenile opened fire on the graduation party on June 15. Vargas was killed. Vilma Tineo, Elaine Devargas and Eugelyn Cabrera were injured.

About 10 minutes before midnight, Vasquez parked the van. Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez told Castro, “If you’re going to do it, do it right,” Baum said.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23537927/three-arrested-in-killing-of-12-year-old-girl

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22603283/shooting-in-providence-leaves-3-injured-and-a-12-year-old-girl-dead

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131023-5th-alleged-member-of-harriet-street-gang-charged-in-slaying-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140317-teen-pleads-guilty-to-shooting-murder-charge-dropped-for-testifying-in-murder-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131014-the-cost-of-a-bullet-12-year-old-aynis-vargas-shot-to-death-over-250-car-window1.ece

Mass Shooting – Killed – Girl – Aynis Vargas (Providence, RI)

Aynis Vargas

PROVIDENCE –
Aynis Vargas was shot and killed Saturday night while attending a graduation party at a house on 256 Hartford Ave.

Police said three other women, 44-year-old Vilma Tineo, 23-year-old Elaine Devargas, and 33-year-old Eugelyn Cabera-Martinez were also shot. Police said Tineo was treated and released from the hospital, Devargas remains in good condition and Cabera-Martinez is in fair condition.

Three additional suspects were charged Thursday in the killing of a 12-year-old girl in Providence, police said.

Aynis Vargas was shot to death at a graduation celebration at the Hartford Park housing project in June. Three women were injured in the shooting.

Prosecutors said the five men and the juvenile opened fire on the graduation party on June 15. Vargas was killed. Vilma Tineo, Elaine Devargas and Eugelyn Cabrera were injured.

About 10 minutes before midnight, Vasquez parked the van. Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez told Castro, “If you’re going to do it, do it right,” Baum said.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23537927/three-arrested-in-killing-of-12-year-old-girl

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22603283/shooting-in-providence-leaves-3-injured-and-a-12-year-old-girl-dead

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131023-5th-alleged-member-of-harriet-street-gang-charged-in-slaying-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140317-teen-pleads-guilty-to-shooting-murder-charge-dropped-for-testifying-in-murder-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131014-the-cost-of-a-bullet-12-year-old-aynis-vargas-shot-to-death-over-250-car-window1.ece

Killed – Richard Arenas (Providence, RI)

Richard Arenas

PROVIDENCE – A statewide grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old Providence man in the murder of a grandfather, who was shot to death while working on a van in his driveway.

Judier Dixon, 19, of 72 Metropolitan Road, had fled to Alabama after the murder of 46-year-old Richard Arenas, who died outside his family’s home at 81 Leah St. in the city’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

Arenas and a nephew were working on the van in the middle of the day on June 12. When the nephew stepped away briefly, another man stepped out and shot Arenas three times in the head.

Police were called to the scene of 81 Leah Street in Providence for a shooting around 10:30 on Wednesday morning.

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131212-providence-man-indicted-in-murder-of-grandfather-in-mount-pleasant.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130824-providence-man-captured-in-alabama-charged-in-june-murder-of-richard-arenas.ece

http://www.abc6.com/story/22571458/man-shot-and-killed-in-providence-during-the-day

https://www.providenceri.com/police/rhode-island-fugitive-wanted-for-providence-murder

http://www.630wpro.com/common/page.php?feed=2&pt=NEWS%3A+Providence+Police+identify+shooting+victim&id=15693&is_corp=0

Killed – Tyler Marchand (Providence, RI)

Tyler Marchand

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The police have identified the man slain in Olneyville Monday night as Tyler J. Marchand, 19, of Salmon Street, Providence.

Marchand is the city’s fifth homicide victim this year.

Marchand was found on the ground just after 10 Monday night in front of 14 Steere Ave., with a gunshot wound to his back. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Providence man has been arrested in a fight that ended in murder in Olneyville in May.

Shydell Moore, 18, is charged with felony assault, accused of getting into a fight with 19-year-old Tyler Marchand on Steere Street late May 20, said Maj. David Lapatin.

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/05/man-19-shot-killed-monday-night-in-providence.html

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130718-providence-man-charged-in-fight-that-led-to-fatal-shooting.ece

http://www.abc6.com/story/22306830/19-year-old-shot-and-killed-in-providence

http://interactives.wpri.com/photomojo/gallery/7818/152861/timeline-providence-homicides-of-2013/may-20/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?n=tyler-marchand&pid=164954471&referrer=519

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Amos Labrador (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE, RI– On April 24 at approximately 11:19pm Providence Police responded to 47 Dora Street for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived on scene they heard arguing, immediately followed by gun shots, coming from the 2nd floor apartment. Within seconds a female victim, later identified as Jacqueline Aquil, age 30 of the above address, emerged from the house and stated to police, “he just shot me and he is upstairs with a gun.” When police entered the apartment they discovered Amos Labrador, age 27 also of the above address, who had suffered an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was deceased. The female victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

http://www.providenceri.com/police/dora-street-felony-assaultsuicide

http://www.abc6.com/story/22074068/one-man-dead-one-woman-injured-following-domestic-dispute-in-providence

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22073341/man-killed-woman-injured-in-shooting

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Woman (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE, RI– On April 24 at approximately 11:19pm Providence Police responded to 47 Dora Street for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived on scene they heard arguing, immediately followed by gun shots, coming from the 2nd floor apartment. Within seconds a female victim, later identified as Jacqueline Aquil, age 30 of the above address, emerged from the house and stated to police, “he just shot me and he is upstairs with a gun.” When police entered the apartment they discovered Amos Labrador, age 27 also of the above address, who had suffered an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was deceased. The female victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

http://www.providenceri.com/police/dora-street-felony-assaultsuicide

http://www.abc6.com/story/22074068/one-man-dead-one-woman-injured-following-domestic-dispute-in-providence

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22073341/man-killed-woman-injured-in-shooting

Killed – Demitri Todd (Providence, RI)

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Providence marked its third murder on Tuesday night.

Police responded to 41 Harvard Avenue around 8:20 p.m. for a report of an individual with gunshot wounds.

When police arrived on scene they discovered a Brown Toyota Camry crashed into a pole. 19-year-old Demitri Todd was lying 30 feet from the vehicle on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

Todd was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Family told ABC6 that Todd was the cousin of Wesley Smith, 20, who was murdered at the end of March in Providence. Smith was the first homicide victim of the year.

Capt. Michael E. Correia confirmed that Todd was a cousin of Wesley Smith, 20, who was shot and killed on Tanner Street, in South Providence on March 27.

http://www.abc6.com/story/22063457/19-year-old-gunned-down-in-providence

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22062471/teen-found-shot-in-providence

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/04/providence-murder-victim-idd-as-local-manready.html

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/killed-wesley-smith-providence-ri/

http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/04/24/providence-man-fatally-shot-month-after-cousin-slaying/v4YUNO0IxidTuzp5lX3qWK/story.html

Murder/Suicide – Roland Bouvier (Cumberland, RI)

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CUMBERLAND, R.I. –
Cumberland Police Chief John Desmarais said Maria Bouvier and Roland Bouvier have been identified as the couple who died in their home on Easter Sunday.

Police said they received a 911 call at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday for reports of gunshots at the Victorian Court condo complex on Nate Whipple Highway.

The 73-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife were found dead in their bedroom. The couple’s 40-year-old daughter and three grandchildren also lived in the home and heard the shots and called police.

Police said Roland Bouvier shot his wife Maria twice in the torso with his .32-caliber handgun. He then shot himself in the head.

Desmarais told NBC 10 that the Bouviers were described as a loving couple and that both of them had severe medical conditions.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/21855095/police-identify-cumberland-couple-in-murder-suicide

http://www.wpri.com/news/local/blackstone/cumberland-easter-murder-suicide-couple-id-roland-maria-bouvier

http://jjduffyfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=960681

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/04/note-left-by-loving-couple-in-apparent-cumberland-murder-suicide-no-more-pi.html

http://www.abc6.com/story/21856530/victims-in-cumberland-murder-suicide-identified

http://www.tributes.com/show/Maria-R.-Bouvier-95650156

http://www.tributes.com/show/Roland-R.-Bouvier-95634677

Murder/Suicide – Maria Bouvier (Cumberland, RI)

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CUMBERLAND, R.I. –
Cumberland Police Chief John Desmarais said Maria Bouvier and Roland Bouvier have been identified as the couple who died in their home on Easter Sunday.

Police said they received a 911 call at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday for reports of gunshots at the Victorian Court condo complex on Nate Whipple Highway.

The 73-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife were found dead in their bedroom. The couple’s 40-year-old daughter and three grandchildren also lived in the home and heard the shots and called police.

Police said Roland Bouvier shot his wife Maria twice in the torso with his .32-caliber handgun. He then shot himself in the head.

Desmarais told NBC 10 that the Bouviers were described as a loving couple and that both of them had severe medical conditions.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/21855095/police-identify-cumberland-couple-in-murder-suicide

http://www.wpri.com/news/local/blackstone/cumberland-easter-murder-suicide-couple-id-roland-maria-bouvier

http://jjduffyfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=960681

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/04/note-left-by-loving-couple-in-apparent-cumberland-murder-suicide-no-more-pi.html

http://www.abc6.com/story/21856530/victims-in-cumberland-murder-suicide-identified

http://www.tributes.com/show/Maria-R.-Bouvier-95650156

http://www.tributes.com/show/Roland-R.-Bouvier-95634677

Killed – Wesley Smith (Providence, RI)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Police Department has identified the victim in a fatal shooting that took place Wednesday night.

Wesley Smith, 20, was reportedly shot Wednesday night and died later that night in Rhode Island hospital. According to the report, he had resided at several addresses but most recently lived in the North end of the city.

A small memorial marks the spot where Smith lost his life.

Police have not commented on any suspects, and no arrests have been made.

The shooting came hours before Mayor Taveras and Providence safety official released last year’s city crime statistics.

http://www.wpri.com/news/local/providence/providence-murder-suspect-identified

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/providence-man-identified-as-the-first-homicide-victim-in-the-city-this-yea.html

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/providence-homicide-victim-led-troubled-lifeready.html

Murder/Suicide – John Oliveira (Warwick, RI)

John Oliveira

WARWICK, R.I. — A man shot to death his ex-girlfriend and a man who was staying at the home in a case of domestic violence at 75 Kenway Ave. in Oakland Beach Saturday, the police said.

Detective Capt. Robert Nelson identified the perpetrator as John Oliveira, 45, of 11 Youngs Ave., West Warwick, and his victims as Carla Bowen, 47, a waitress, who lived at 75 Kenway, and Christopher Butler, 52, whose last known address was 522 W. Shore Rd.

The incident occurred at about 5 a.m., when Bowen’s 12-year-old twin boys were awakened by loud noises on the first floor of the residence. One boy went to a neighbor’s house, according to Nelson, where he called police to report an apparent break-in accompanied by loud bangs.

The other boy crawled out onto the roof of a dormer of the house at 75 Kenway, from where first responders retrieved him. Both boys, whose names Nelson declined to give because they are minors, were temporarily placed in neighbors’ care.

Nelson said Oliveira entered the small single-family house, shot Bowen and Butler multiple times and then shot himself. All were deceased at the scene.

The police recovered what they called “the murder weapon,” a Sig Sauer 9mm semiautomatic pistol.

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/3-dead-in-warwick-in-apparent-case-of-domestic-violenceworking.html

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/text-between-oliveira-and-bowen-did-not-indicate-volatile-relationships.html

http://www.abc6.com/story/21660324/warwick-police-investigating-murder-suicide

http://www.wpri.com/news/crime/warwick-double-murder-suicide-kenway-avenue-memorials-follow

http://warwickonline.com/stories/Domestic-situation-ends-in-double-murder-suicide,80140?print=1

http://www.tributes.com/show/Carla-A.-Bowen-95447199

http://www.tributes.com/show/Christopher-T.-Butler-95448859

http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Christopher-T-Butler,80251?category_id=20&town_id=1&sub_type=stories

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?pid=163756450

http://www.wpri.com/news/local/west-bay/large-police-presence-in-west-warwick

Murder/Suicide – Christopher Butler (Warwick, RI)

Christopher Butler1

WARWICK, R.I. — A man shot to death his ex-girlfriend and a man who was staying at the home in a case of domestic violence at 75 Kenway Ave. in Oakland Beach Saturday, the police said.

Detective Capt. Robert Nelson identified the perpetrator as John Oliveira, 45, of 11 Youngs Ave., West Warwick, and his victims as Carla Bowen, 47, a waitress, who lived at 75 Kenway, and Christopher Butler, 52, whose last known address was 522 W. Shore Rd.

The incident occurred at about 5 a.m., when Bowen’s 12-year-old twin boys were awakened by loud noises on the first floor of the residence. One boy went to a neighbor’s house, according to Nelson, where he called police to report an apparent break-in accompanied by loud bangs.

The other boy crawled out onto the roof of a dormer of the house at 75 Kenway, from where first responders retrieved him. Both boys, whose names Nelson declined to give because they are minors, were temporarily placed in neighbors’ care.

Nelson said Oliveira entered the small single-family house, shot Bowen and Butler multiple times and then shot himself. All were deceased at the scene.

The police recovered what they called “the murder weapon,” a Sig Sauer 9mm semiautomatic pistol.

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/3-dead-in-warwick-in-apparent-case-of-domestic-violenceworking.html

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/text-between-oliveira-and-bowen-did-not-indicate-volatile-relationships.html

http://www.abc6.com/story/21660324/warwick-police-investigating-murder-suicide

http://www.wpri.com/news/crime/warwick-double-murder-suicide-kenway-avenue-memorials-follow

http://warwickonline.com/stories/Domestic-situation-ends-in-double-murder-suicide,80140?print=1

http://www.tributes.com/show/Carla-A.-Bowen-95447199

http://www.tributes.com/show/Christopher-T.-Butler-95448859

http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Christopher-T-Butler,80251?category_id=20&town_id=1&sub_type=stories

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?pid=163756450

http://www.wpri.com/news/local/west-bay/large-police-presence-in-west-warwick

Murder/Suicide – Carla Bowen (Warwick, RI)

Carla Bowen

WARWICK, R.I. — A man shot to death his ex-girlfriend and a man who was staying at the home in a case of domestic violence at 75 Kenway Ave. in Oakland Beach Saturday, the police said.

Detective Capt. Robert Nelson identified the perpetrator as John Oliveira, 45, of 11 Youngs Ave., West Warwick, and his victims as Carla Bowen, 47, a waitress, who lived at 75 Kenway, and Christopher Butler, 52, whose last known address was 522 W. Shore Rd.

The incident occurred at about 5 a.m., when Bowen’s 12-year-old twin boys were awakened by loud noises on the first floor of the residence. One boy went to a neighbor’s house, according to Nelson, where he called police to report an apparent break-in accompanied by loud bangs.

The other boy crawled out onto the roof of a dormer of the house at 75 Kenway, from where first responders retrieved him. Both boys, whose names Nelson declined to give because they are minors, were temporarily placed in neighbors’ care.

Nelson said Oliveira entered the small single-family house, shot Bowen and Butler multiple times and then shot himself. All were deceased at the scene.

The police recovered what they called “the murder weapon,” a Sig Sauer 9mm semiautomatic pistol.

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/3-dead-in-warwick-in-apparent-case-of-domestic-violenceworking.html

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/03/text-between-oliveira-and-bowen-did-not-indicate-volatile-relationships.html

http://www.abc6.com/story/21660324/warwick-police-investigating-murder-suicide

http://www.wpri.com/news/crime/warwick-double-murder-suicide-kenway-avenue-memorials-follow

http://warwickonline.com/stories/Domestic-situation-ends-in-double-murder-suicide,80140?print=1

http://www.tributes.com/show/Carla-A.-Bowen-95447199

http://www.tributes.com/show/Christopher-T.-Butler-95448859

http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Christopher-T-Butler,80251?category_id=20&town_id=1&sub_type=stories

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?pid=163756450

http://www.wpri.com/news/local/west-bay/large-police-presence-in-west-warwick

Dead – William Liebrich (Warwick, RI)

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(Undated family photo)

WARWICK, R.I. — The police are investigating the death of a husband and wife in their home early Monday morning as a suspected murder-suicide.

A man called 911 just after midnight reporting two dead people at 161 Armstrong Ave., in the city’s Warwick Neck section.

The authorities responded to the house and found two victims — identified as William Liebrich, 52, and his wife, Colleen Liebrich, 50 — shot dead in their bed.

Notes indicating that it was a murder-suicide were recovered, Capt. Thomas Hannon said. A gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered. The police would not comment further, citing their investigation.

The authorities believe William Liebrich called 911, hung up, shot his wife and then killed himself.

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/01/police-believe-warwick-man-killed-wife-himself.html

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/west_bay/warwick-murder-suicide

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?n=colleen-and-william-liebrich&pid=162607519&referrer=519

http://www.tributes.com/show/William-Colleen-Liebrich-95117161

http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Police-investigating-the-death-and-suicide-of-man-and-wife,78510

http://obit.funeralnet.com/obitdisplay.html?id=1167646&listing=Current

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/11/16928534-the-faces-behind-the-numbers-six-victims-of-long-weekends-gun-violence

Killed – Colleen Liebrich (Warwick, RI)

Colleen Liebrich1

(Undated family photo)

WARWICK, R.I. — The police are investigating the death of a husband and wife in their home early Monday morning as a suspected murder-suicide.

A man called 911 just after midnight reporting two dead people at 161 Armstrong Ave., in the city’s Warwick Neck section.

The authorities responded to the house and found two victims — identified as William Liebrich, 52, and his wife, Colleen Liebrich, 50 — shot dead in their bed.

Notes indicating that it was a murder-suicide were recovered, Capt. Thomas Hannon said. A gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered. The police would not comment further, citing their investigation.

The authorities believe William Liebrich called 911, hung up, shot his wife and then killed himself.

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/01/police-believe-warwick-man-killed-wife-himself.html

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/west_bay/warwick-murder-suicide

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary-preview.aspx?n=colleen-and-william-liebrich&pid=162607519&referrer=519

http://www.tributes.com/show/William-Colleen-Liebrich-95117161

http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Police-investigating-the-death-and-suicide-of-man-and-wife,78510

http://obit.funeralnet.com/obitdisplay.html?id=1167646&listing=Current

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/11/16928534-the-faces-behind-the-numbers-six-victims-of-long-weekends-gun-violence