Category Archives: Woman

Killed – Samantha Cass (North Little Rock, AR)

Samantha Cass


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Police have released the name of the woman shot and killed as she drove through an intersection Wednesday night.

She is identified as Samantha Cass, 31, of North Little Rock. Police say she was married and the baby in the backseat, who was not hurt, was hers. The child is now with the father.

According to a Facebook page for the woman, she was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and attended UALR. She worked as an accountant and also a restaurant server.

The woman was reportedly driving with an infant in her car on McCain, when the suspect, who was also driving, held a weapon out the window of the Ford pickup and fired what some witnesses are saying were multiple shots.

Police urge anyone with information about the incident that happened around 7 p.m. at JFK and McCain, to call the 24-hour tip line at (501) 680-8439.

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Crystal Trent (Fluvanna, VA)

Crystal Trent

A double shooting in Fluvanna County is now considered a murder-suicide. Investigators at the Sheriff’s Office say 28-year-old Crystal Trent died overnight at the University of Virginia Medical Center after she was shot twice at close range Wednesday.

Trent was found wounded on the porch of a home on Gravel Hill Road Wednesday morning.

Investigators say 41-year-old Jerry Palmer shot her and then turned the gun on himself.  Palmer was found dead in the yard.

It is believed the two were arguing over domestic issues.

The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of two people with gunshot wounds in a yard around 9:30 AM on Wednesday.

Double Murder – Killed – Ladean McDaniel (St. Joseph, LA)

Ladean McDanial

The gunman initially took two women and a man captive around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph. He later released one of the female hostages.

On August 13, 2013, Ahmed entered the St. Joseph branch of Tensas State Bank, armed with both a handgun and an assault rifle. His duffel bag was packed with items that he planned to use to torture his hostages.[3] He held three people hostage: Charles Henry “Jay” Warbington, Jr. (1964-2013) of Wisner in Catahoula Parish,[4] Patricia White, and Tamara LaDean Hopkins McDaniel (1955-2013),[5] all employees of the bank for more than twenty years. During negotiations, state police superintendent, Colonel Mike Edmonson, located a friend of Ahmed’s in Alaska, who talked him into releasing one of the hostages, Patricia White. According to Edmondson, Ahmed was “mad at people that he said were mean to him. He had voices in his head.”[6] Authorities said that Ahmed believed that the family of his ex-girlfriend in Lake Providence had caused their breakup and had placed a “microphone device” of some kind in his head.[2][7]

Eventually, Ahmed shot the remaining two hostages, killing Charles Warbington and critically wounding LaDean McDaniel, who died two days later at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.[7] In the standoff, the Louisiana State Police broke into the bank and fatally shot Ahmed.[3][6] It did not appear that Ahmed knew the hostages,[3] but the hostages recognized him.[2]

ST. JOSEPH, La. — A woman shot as a mentally ill man held workers hostage at a rural Louisiana bank branch died Thursday, authorities said.

Ledean McDaniel, who had worked at Tensas State Bank, died between 11 a.m. and noon CT at Rapides Medical Center in Alexandria, La., according to Tensas Parish Sheriff Rick Jones. She and fellow bank worker Jay Warbington had been taken from the scene early Wednesday in critical condition.

Warbington died later Wednesday, and police killed the gunman, Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, 20, after a 12-hour standoff.

Authorities said Fuaed Abdo Ahmed shot McDaniel and Jay Warbington as police stormed the bank in St. Joseph just before midnight Tuesday.


Murder/Suicide – Killed – Terry Sullivan (Houston, TX)


August 16, 2013 – Houston police have learned the identities of two women found fatally shot at 239 Emerson #9 about 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday (August 13).

The females are identified as Terry Sullivan, 67 and Barbara A. (Annie) Mayes, 60, of Houston. Ms. Sullivan suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Mayes suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was also pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Parker and Senior Police Officer S. Straughter reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to the above address after 9-1-1 operators received a call reporting a murder/suicide. Officers arrived and found one deceased female inside the apartment. While checking for other possible victims, officers found a second female in the bedroom, armed with a gun. Officers gave the female repeated verbal commands to drop the weapon, however she was unresponsive. The HPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team responded to the scene and secured the location.

A preliminary investigation by SWAT officers determined the second female had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was also deceased.

Further investigation and an autopsy by the Harris County Insititue of Forensic Sciences determined the cause of death to be a murder-suicide.

Update: VHS/KJS 8-16-13
VHS/JFC 8-14-13Inc.

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Pineville, KY)


A former Kentucky official has shot his much younger ex-lover and killed her father and brother in their home before shooting himself dead at his own father’s graveside.

Raymond Curtis Smith, 51, a former Knox County judge executive who later served time in federal prison for fraud, shot and wounded 21-year-old Robin Smith in the bedroom of her Pineville, Kentucky home on Tuesday morning, police said.

Trooper Shane Jacobs told CNN that the pair had recently ended a relationship.

Robin’s brother, 21-year-old Mychael Dustin Smith, and her father, 50-year-old Michael Smith, were both killed at the home. Each victim had been shot once.

Raymond Smith then fled the scene and drove ten miles away to Hammons Fork Cemetery in Fort Lick, where his father is buried, and fatally shot himself beside the grave. His body was found by relatives.

Robin Smith was conscious and speaking when police arrived at her home shortly before 10am and was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Hospital, where she is in critical but stable condition.

Investigators say Michael Smith, 50, and his son, Mychael Dustin Smith, 21, were killed in the shooting. Smith’s daughter, Robin Smith, 21, was also shot.  She was alert and speaking when she was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment.  UT can release no current information about her condition.

According to Kentucky State Police, three people were shot at a home Tuesday morning on Laurel Lakes Road in Pineville, in Bell County.  They were notified of the shooting at 9:42 am.  Two men who lived at the home are confirmed dead.  A woman who was also shot was taken by medical helicopter to UT Medical Center for treatment.

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Victoria Vernetta Glover (Parkville, MD)

Victoria Vernetta Glover

Baltimore County police charged the husband of a Parkville woman killed Tuesday with first degree murder Wednesday. Officers tracked Cory Shirell Bowman to a Baltimore home late Wednesday and found a man inside dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Victoria Vernetta Glover, 28, was shot in front of her home while loading her 3-year-old son into a car. Cpl. John Wachter, a Baltimore County police spokesman, said police are working to confirm whether Bowman was the dead man found inside a residence in the Perkins Homes housing project in Southeast Baltimore.

Bowman, 38, was also being sought by police on a warrant in a case in which he is accused of attacking Glover and threatening her with a knife.

Glover was in the midst of divorcing Bowman, whom she married in May 2012, according to court records. Police described Bowman and Glover as “estranged.”

She had a protective order against him, signed by a judge in the days following the alleged February assault, and he was not allowed to contact her or go to their home in the 1300 block of Dalton Road in Parkville as a condition of his bail in the case.

Bowman failed to appear in court Tuesday for a scheduled trial in the assault case. His public defender, Phillip Heller, could not be reached for comment.

Glover was pronounced dead on the street in front of the Dalton Road home after police responded to reports of gunfire about 8:45 a.m. She had been shot at least once with a shotgun, according to police.

Shell casings were collected from the ground around the car, and neighbors told police they saw a vehicle speed away after the gunfire.

Bowman had been due in Baltimore County Circuit Court at 9:15 a.m. to face second-degree assault and weapons charges in the February arrest.

Less than 48 hours after killing his wife, police converged on Perkins Homes in Southeast Baltimore to arrest Cory Bowman when they say another blast from the same shotgun used to kill 28-year old Victoria Glover ended his life.

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Rhonda Gray (Fairlee, VT)


A 42-year-old man fatally shot his wife and then killed himself inside their Fairlee home early Tuesday, State Police said, just days after she withdrew a second restraining order that she had taken out against him for alleged domestic violence.

Troy Gray was inside his home on Sunrise Drive around 8 a.m. yesterday when he fired one shot from a Winchester rifle at Rhonda Gray, 43, before shooting himself once, police said.

A person who lived inside the home heard the gunshots coming from the second-floor kitchen, discovered their bodies and called police.

Troopers had visited the home on Monday night, after receiving a report that Troy Gray had entered the home, against his court-ordered conditions of release stemming from a charge of assaulting Rhonda Gray in late July.

When troopers arrived at the home, however, Rhonda Gray denied that her husband had been there, and there was no other evidence to support charging Troy Gray, Maj. Ed Ledo said yesterday.