Category Archives: Woman

Killed – Kimone Mattis (Fort Lauderdale , FL)

Kimone Mattis

FORT LAUDERDALE — Family members are mourning a 22-year-old woman who was shot and killed as she pulled into her driveway late Wednesday night.

Kimone Mattis, the mother of a 15-month-old girl, may have been returning home from work at Irie Take-Out Jamaican restaurant on Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes when the killing happened, her mother said.

“I’m puzzled myself,” Mattis’ mother, Paula Walker, said of the unsolved slaying. “She’s sweet and caring, family oriented. She loves her daughter so much. She’s just a sweet person.”

Mattis was alone in her silver Honda Civic when she was slain while arriving at the home she shared with an aunt and cousins in the 2900 block of Northwest 24th Street, Walker said.

It was close to midnight when relatives heard gunshots, she said.

Walker, who was notified of the shooting at 3 a.m. Thursday, said police told her Mattis was still in her Honda when she was gunned down. After the shots rang out, Mattis’ Honda rolled backward into the street, she said.

Mattis was pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center, police officials said.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-09-12/news/fl-fort-lauderdale-mother-killed-20130912_1_family-mourns-woman-shooter-lauderdale-lakes

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Family-Members-in-Shock-After-Woman-Gunned-Down-in-Her-Car-223498181.html

http://www.local10.com/news/woman-22-fatally-shot-in-driveway/21905172

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/09/12/fort-lauderdale-woman-found-shot-to-death-inside-her-car/

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sunsentinel/kimone-mattis-condolences/166929810?cid=full#sthash.T90XR5Kp.dpbs

Triple Murder – Killed – Trisa George (New Orleans, LA)

Trisa George

A New Orleans man accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend and her two children inside their Gentilly home in September was indicted by a New Orleans grand jury on Thursday (Dec. 12).

Shawn Peterson was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Christine George, 39; their son Leonard George, 18; and Christine George’s daughter Trisa George, 20.

The three were found shot to death in an execution-style ambush inside the garage of Christine George’s home in the 4400 block of Jeanne Marie Place on Sept. 11 about 11:05 p.m.

Peterson, who was questioned by police after the shootings but was later released, was booked on Sept. 18 after police said his alibi fell apart.

A witness told police that Peterson and George had been involved in an “ongoing, tumultuous relationship” and that Peterson had threatened to kill Christine George the Sunday before the murders took place.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/gentilly_triple_homicide_suspe.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/nopd_identifies_person_of_inte.html

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/04/14608600/

http://theadvocate.com/news/7831487-123/no-prosecutor-planning-of-grisly

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/10111130-123/murder-suspect-seeks-video-from

https://usnationalistnews.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/shawn-peterson-murders-christine-trisha-and-leonard-george-in-new-orleans/

http://theadvocate.com/home/7034488-125/nopd-dispatcher-adult-children-shot

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/family_members_and_friends_mou.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/man_accused_in_gentilly_triple.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/18-year-old_gunned_down_in_gen.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=167114879

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=167114632

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=167124751

Triple Murder – Killed – Christine George (New Orleans, LA)

Christine George

A New Orleans man accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend and her two children inside their Gentilly home in September was indicted by a New Orleans grand jury on Thursday (Dec. 12).

Shawn Peterson was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Christine George, 39; their son Leonard George, 18; and Christine George’s daughter Trisa George, 20.

The three were found shot to death in an execution-style ambush inside the garage of Christine George’s home in the 4400 block of Jeanne Marie Place on Sept. 11 about 11:05 p.m.

Peterson, who was questioned by police after the shootings but was later released, was booked on Sept. 18 after police said his alibi fell apart.

A witness told police that Peterson and George had been involved in an “ongoing, tumultuous relationship” and that Peterson had threatened to kill Christine George the Sunday before the murders took place.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/gentilly_triple_homicide_suspe.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/nopd_identifies_person_of_inte.html

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/04/14608600/

http://theadvocate.com/news/7831487-123/no-prosecutor-planning-of-grisly

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/10111130-123/murder-suspect-seeks-video-from

https://usnationalistnews.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/shawn-peterson-murders-christine-trisha-and-leonard-george-in-new-orleans/

http://theadvocate.com/home/7034488-125/nopd-dispatcher-adult-children-shot

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/family_members_and_friends_mou.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/man_accused_in_gentilly_triple.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/18-year-old_gunned_down_in_gen.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=167114879

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=167114632

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=167124751

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Diane Klein (Colorado Springs, CO)

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A double shooting Wednesday night in which a man and woman were found dead has been ruled a murder-suicide by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.

Diane Klein, 53, and Kelvin Klein, 52, were found at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the 8300 block of Radcliff Drive. The coroner performed an autopsy Thursday morning on both of the Kleins and determined Diane Klein’s death to be a homicide and Kelvin Klein had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

http://coloradosprings.com/update-double-shooting-ruled-murder-suicide/article/1506183

http://gazette.com/man-and-woman-found-dead-inside-colorado-springs-home/article/1506130

http://gazette.com/update-double-shooting-ruled-murder-suicide/article/1506183

http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/Police-Investigating-Double-Homicide-223415001.html

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24092857/murder-suicide-investigated-colorado-springs

Killed – Latasha M. Kolk (Chesapeake, VA)

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Police today said a woman found shot to death inside an apartment Sunday was shot by her boyfriend.

About 3 p.m., officers were called to the 2500 block of Gilmerton Road for a report of shots fired, according to a police news release. Latasha M. Kolk, 37, was found dead inside the apartment.

An argument escalated, said Officer Kelly O’Sullivan, a police spokeswoman. Police are investigating whether the boyfriend was defending himself.

The boyfriend, whose name has not been released, called police after the shooting, O’Sullivan said.

Prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against a Chesapeake man who fatally shot his girlfriend last September in their Deep Creek apartment.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Nancy Parr said she has reviewed Detective James Thomas’ investigative notes as well as photographs of the scene and the autopsy report. She said she also visited the apartment in the 2500 block of Gilmerton Road the day of the Sept. 8 shooting.

“It is my opinion that Ricky Calhoun reasonably feared for his life … and was justified in using deadly force to protect himself,” Parr wrote in a letter to police Chief Kelvin Wright.

Officer Kelly O’Sullivan, a police spokeswoman, said Calhoun and Latasha M. Kolk, both 37, had been arguing. Parr added that Kolk directed overt threats and other unspecified “dangerous actions” toward Calhoun before the shooting.

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/09/police-boyfriend-fatally-shot-woman-chesapeake

http://wtkr.com/2013/09/08/woman-found-dead-in-her-apartment/

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/01/prosecutor-no-charges-fatal-chesapeake-shooting

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/09/woman-found-shot-death-chesapeake-apartment

http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/2014/09/10/14828358/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Amanda Landis (Las Vegas, NV)

Amanda Landis

North Las Vegas police responded to the 4100 block of Hollis Street, near Craig and Commerce Street, with reports of shots fired Sunday morning.

“I don’t know how this could have occurred. I’m in such shock because it’s quiet out here,” said next door neighbor Franchesca McCall.

Officers arrived to the home at approximately 5:17 a.m. and discovered a 52-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman inside their home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Medical teams pronounced both people dead on scene.

Investigators said the family was in a heated argument during the evening. They said the man shot his 25-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself. They said two additional adults were in the home at the time of the shooting, and suffered no injuries.

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — The North Las Vegas woman who watched her husband kill himself, just moments after he killed their 25-year-old daughter is speaking out.

“I just hate that they are saying it was a heated family argument. It wasn’t. It was four and a half, five hours later,” Jenice Landis said.

Jenice said she is still trying to figure out how an argument over housework at midnight led her husband, Greg, to kill their daughter, Amanda then himself Sunday morning.

“I just told him, ‘Greg I’m really not feeling good. I really need to sleep can we do this tomorrow. I know this is a ridiculous argument you are having with me.’ And Amanda woke up and said, ‘Dad, leave her alone and let her sleep.’ That is about all there was to the argument,” Jenice said.

Jenice and her daughter were staying in the same room while Jenice recovered from surgery.
They both went to sleep only to be jolted awake around 5 a.m.

“I woke up to gunfire and flashes and gun smoke. I rolled off the bed and I know that is the only reason I am alive, because I felt gunshots going by me and I looked at my daughter and he had shot her in the chest and her chest was nothing but blood and gore,” Jenice said.

Jenice then said her 52-year-old husband turned the gun on himself, leaving her to wonder how the man she was married to for 27 years could do such a thing.

“I didn’t think my husband would ever hurt one of his children. He wasn’t that person,” Jenice said.

Jenice said her husband, who was a Desert Storm vet, had recently been taking prescription drugs and may have been drinking following the argument.

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktnv/news/223050761.html

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/crime-courts/coroner-identifies-father-daughter-who-died-murder-suicide-north-las-vegas

http://www.news3lv.com/content/news/local/story/NLV-Neighbors-shocked-by-deaths-of-father-daughter/nfKS7U-60kWCgFBjUT3mFw.cspx

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/sep/08/man-kills-adult-daughter-then-himself-nlv-police-s/

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/23371808/breaking-two-dead-in-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktnv/news/Father-kills-his-daughter-and-then-himself–222874961.html

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/23379247/coroner-names-2-found-shot-at-north-las-vegas-home

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/23371838/pd-father-shoots-daughter-in-north-las-vegas-sunday

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Amanda-Landis&lc=1012&pid=166903248&uuid=16818f6f-bed9-48ed-aebd-6e584f75f850

http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?pid=167076675

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Sylvia Maillis (Salem, OH)

Sylvia Maillis

SALEM, Ohio – A tragic murder-suicide in Salem on Sunday has the community stunned, and searching for answers.

Shots rang out at approximately 2:40 a.m. Sunday morning, and when the shooting stopped, two people were dead.

Sylvia Maillis, the 37-year-old mother of a young child, and an employee at Wal-Mart was the murder victim.

The victim’s ex-boyfriend, 36-year-old, Charles Kropinak allegedly opened fire, killing Maillis, and then himself. A 9-millimeter handgun was found next to him.

Detective Dave Talbert, with the Salem Police Department is investigating, “We believe he totally surprised her. She was not expecting him there. This was something she commonly did, went on break with co-workers, go get their food, and sit in the parking lot, before they go back in.”

A store surveillance camera caught the crime on tape according to detectives, and eyewitnesses say Kropinak pulled into the Wal-Mart parking lot, the two began arguing, and that’s when the Campbell man pulled the gun and opened fire.

Friends of the victim tell police, Maillis, who is originally from Campbell, but most recently was living in Canfield, had been estranged from her ex-boyfriend for about 9-months, and had a protection order against him.

http://www.wfmj.com/story/23381558/no-sign-of-protection-order-in-salem-shooting-death

http://wkbn.com/2013/09/08/overnight-murder-in-salem/

http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/567710/Deaths-ruled-murder-suicide.html?nav=5007

http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/592750/Two-found-dead-in-Salem-parking-lot.html?nav=5021

http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/592796/Friends–devastated–by-woman-s-murder.html?nav=5021

http://walmartshootings.blogspot.com/2013/09/two-people-shot-to-death-in-ohio.html

http://www.morningjournalnews.com/page/content.detail/id/548204/Walmart-community-tries–to-come-to-grips-with-slaying.html?nav=5006

http://www.the-review.com/local%20news/2013/09/09/murder-suicide-being-probed-in-parking-lot-at-salem-walmart

http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2013/sep/10/sylvia-g-mailli/