Category Archives: Woman

Killed – Manju Gurung Poonmagar (Marietta, GA)


A Marietta woman driving home from work at a nearby store, was shot and killed early Tuesday, police said.

The woman’s car careened into a parked car at the Westminster Square apartments on Windy Hill Road, where she lived, police told Channel 2 Action news.

Police, responding to reports of a vehicle crash, found the woman in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound, said Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce. The Cobb County Medical Examiner will investigate the cause of death.

Police identified the woman as Manju Gurung Poonmagar, 37.

Pierce said police were called to the complex, located near WellStar Windy Hill Hospital, around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a crash.

MARIETTA, Ga. — Cobb County police have arrested a 26-year-old Smyrna man for killing a Marietta woman whose body was found inside her car.

Sergio Vera-Lule has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Dec. 31 shooting death of 37-year-old Manju Gurung Poonmagar.

The 37-year-old woman was found shot to death early on the morning of Dec. 31 in her car at the Westminster Square Apartments, where she lived.

Killed – Sierra Landry (Lancaster, SC)

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A Lancaster man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to murdering his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend last December.

Tanner Crolley, 19, also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during a violent crime, as well as a burglary charge from a separate incident earlier in 2013.

Crolley shot Sierra Landry, 18, once in the head on the night of Dec. 30, 2013. The pair had been in a “rocky” relationship for several years, according to both of their families.

Police responded to a shooting just after 10 p.m. at 1499 John Everall Road and found Sierra Landry shot in the yard. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mass Shooting – Killed – Silvia Miranda (Fontana, CA)


Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

Killed – Nicole Grier (Lauderhill, FL)

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A suspect has been arrested in the murder of a teen mother who was shot and killed in front of her infant daughter in Lauderhill.

Jalil Allen, 26, was arrested Sunday and charged with premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in the death of 19-year-old Nicole Grier, Lauderhill Police said.

According to Lauderhill Police, Grier had just picked up her child at a babysitter’s home in the 3300 block of Northwest 18th Street when she was murdered on Dec. 30. The young mom was placing her little boy in his car seat when police say she was gunned down in the driveway. Grier’s father insists he does not know the suspect, nor does he believe his daughter was the target.

A young mother gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Lauderhill appears to have been the victim of a feud, according to a police report.

It’s unclear, however, whether Nicole Grier, 19, was part of the feud or an innocent victim.

Lauderhill police on Monday released a heavily redacted arrest report for Hallandale Beach resident Jalil La’Quentin Allen, 26, who is facing one count of premeditated murder in connection with Grier’s death.

“We actually had an officer in the area on an unrelated call, an alarm call, who actually did hear a series of shots,” Lauderhill Lt. Greg Solowsky said of the shooting, which happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 3300 block of Northwest 18th Street.

Double Murder – Killed – Tacara C. Williams (Metairie, LA)

Tacara C. Williams

Two gunmen opened fire in the parking lot of a Metairie apartment complex early Monday, killing two people in what authorities said was a drug-related crime. The gunfire erupted in the predawn hours and sent parents running to protect their kids as bullets struck a nearby residence.

The people killed were identified as Tacara C. Williams, 25, and Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, 29, both of Memphis, Tenn. A third person in the car at the time was unharmed.

The gunfire sent nearby parents running to protect their kids. A bullet struck an apartment window, cracking it but not injuring the 7-year-old boy sleeping in the room.

Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies were searching for two assailants who started shooting shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.

The driver, Whitfield-Anderson, was shot multiple times and died at East Jefferson General Hospital. Williams, the woman in the passenger seat died at the scene. A woman in the back seat survived unharmed and was being questioned by detectives, Boyd said.

According to Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office spokesman Glen Boyd, a man and two women were staying at the Super 8 on Clearview Parkway when the man either made or received a phone call leading the three people to drive to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Pasadena Avenue.

Boyd said that two men approached the car and started talking to Demektric Whitfield-Anderson, who was in the drivers seat. The Whitefield-Anderson then began to back up the car in an attempt to leave the scene when the two men opened fire on the car.

Boyd said Whitfield-Andersen was shot multiple times and taken to East Jefferson General Hospital, where he died. Tacara C. Williams, the front passenger seat, died in the car.

A second woman was in the back seat and wasn’t injured, Boyd said. Both victims were from Memphis, Tennessee.

A second suspect has been booked and charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Memphis rapper Meechy Meech.

Jason “Jay” Thomas of New Orleans, has surrendered, according to Nola, after being wanted in connection with the double homicide shooting which occurred on December 30th in Metairie apartment complex in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a part of New Orleans metro-area.

Demekrtic Anderson-Whitfield aka Meechy Meech along with Tacara Moss-Williams were both shot and killed after setting up a meeting by phone which took place at the apartment complex just a few blocks from the motel in which they were staying in.

Killed – Lisa Marie Veney (Jacksonville, FL)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman is dead and police say they have a suspect in custody following a shooting at a restaurant on the Westside.

44-year-old Sheridan Veney has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting. Police say he admitted to shooting and killing his estranged wife, Lisa Marie Veney.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the Applebee’s on Lane Avenue just before 8 p.m. Sunday night to reports of a woman shot in the entrance area of the restaurant. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died. Veney’s 18-year-old daughter was apparently also there. She was also taken to the hospital but was not hurt.

Killed – Bethany Lytle (Taft, CA)

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A woman from Taft was shot and killed after she failed to drop a dagger she was threatening deputies with, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

On Sunday at about 7:40 p.m., deputies from the Taft Substation were sent to a home in the 800 block of Filmore Street in response to an unknown situation.

While deputies were driving to the location, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center told deputies that the resident, 31-year-old Bethany Lytle of Taft had an active no bail arrest warrant for a Sheriff’s parole violation.

When deputies arrived at the location, they said they spoke to a man who told deputies Lytle was brandishing a knife, breaking picture frames and other household items inside the home.

The man also told deputies Lytle had to be held down on the ground while 911 was called.

Deputies went into the home to check the welfare of Lytle. Deputies said they found Lytle inside the home sitting down and speaking incoherently. Lytle suddenly stood up and armed herself with a double edged dagger with an approximate ten inch blade, deputies said.

Lytle became combative and one deputy immediately deployed and activated his Taser, but it was ineffective, according to officials. Another deputy had his duty weapon drawn and both deputies repeatedly ordered Lytle to drop the dagger, but she refused and charged at the deputies, according to officials.

Deputies said Lytle closed the distance to the deputies within five feet and held the dagger above her head while making a stabbing motion.

One of the deputies opened fire and Lytle fell to the ground, but did not drop the dagger.

Lytle continued to refuse deputies orders to drop the dagger, deputies said. Lytle eventually threw the dagger away and deputies took her into custody, according to deputies.

Medical aid immediately arrived to the home to treat Lytle’s injuries. Lytle was uncooperative and struggled with medical aid to the point she had to be restrained. Lytle was airlifted to Kern Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that one of its deputies has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a Dec. 29 shooting in Taft.

Deputy Johnny Frisbie’s use of his gun was determined by an internal review board to be within department policy.

Bethany Lytle, 31, was shot and killed after she threatened deputies with the 10-inch knife, the sheriff’s office said at the time.