Category Archives: Woman

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Hailey Nicholls (San Marcos, TX)

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A young woman from Kingwood and her boyfriend were killed in San Marcos when Houston resident Daniel Brewster Stillwell, 23, allegedly shot both Hailey Nicholls and Jesse Robledo before driving off of a cliff, killing himself.

The murder of 22-year-old Nicholls from Kingwood and 27-year-old Robledo from San Antonio happened in San Marcos Thursday Oct. 17.

According to the Observers’ news partner KTRK ABC-13, the two were confronted at their apartment by Nicholls’ ex-boyfriend, 23- year-old Stillwell of Houston.

Police say Stillwell showed up there with a gun.

According to police, both Nicholls and Robledo were found shot in the head.

“The breakup between the ex-boyfriend and girlfriend — between Stillwell and Nicholls — was, to my understanding, very recent. It’s about the best I can tell you for sure. But yeah, it’s going to be a recent breakup issue,” San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams said in an interview with KTRK ABC-13.

For hours, police looked for Stillwell. According to police, he called his roommate and said he hurt his girlfriend. Before police could catch him, he drove his car off cliff in an area of Comal County known as Devil’s Backbone.

Daniel Brewster Stillwell, a 23-year-old student in San Marcos, Texas, murdered his ex-girlfriend and her new lover in a jealous rage before taking his own life in dramatic fashion, vowing to drive his car off a cliff.

After police discovered the bodies of Hailey Nicholls, a 22-year-old fashion student, and Jesse Robledo, 26, in her apartment at 1 a.m. Thursday, a manhunt was launched for Stillwell. It ended at the Devil’s Backbone ridge, where Stillwell’s car was found wrecked and he was found dead — either from injuries suffered in the crash or a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports The Statesmen.

The pair were found shot to death inside Nicholls’ bedroom around 12:38 a.m. after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at the Executive Townhomes in the 300 block of Craddock Avenue.

Stillwell fled in a vehicle and was on the run for much of the day Thursday. His car was found at the bottom of a cliff at the Devil’s Backbone, an area in the rural Texas Hill Country, around 1 p.m.

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/atascocita/news/kingwood-woman-boyfriend-killed-by-ex-boyfriend-in-san-marcos/article_a83c5357-d385-58f1-9500-64fa86dc0f4a.html

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9293629

http://heavy.com/news/2013/10/daniel-brewster-stillwell-hailey-nicholls-jesse-robledo-murder/

http://abclocal.go.com//story?section=news/local&id=9293629&vid=9291592

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/kingwood/crime-courts/article/Suspect-in-death-of-Kingwood-ex-girlfriend-is-4905652.php

http://abc13.com/archive/9293629/

http://abc13.com/archive/9291787/

http://abc13.com/archive/9290966/

http://smmercury.com/2013/10/17/police-scorned-ex-boyfriend-shot-couple/

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/23718583/san-marcos-pd-looking-for-suspect-in-double-murder

http://www.statesman.com/weblogs/the-blotter/2013/oct/17/san-marcos-pd-seek-suspect-double-homicide/

http://smmercury.com/2013/10/17/breaking-news-san-marcos-police-seek-suspect-in-double-murder/

http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2013/10/18/suspect-in-san-marcos-double-murder-found-dead.html

https://star.txstate.edu/node/972

http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/07/23/12186478/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9291787

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/crime-law/san-marcos-police-search-for-suspect-in-fatal-doub/nbQnp/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/789186/Nicholls-Hailey.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanantonio/obituary.aspx?pid=167650948

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jesse-Thomas-Robledo-96576515

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Burson, CA)

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CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) — A Calaveras County grandmother is accused of killing her husband and trying to kill her granddaughter, investigators say.

A Burson woman who survived a shooting at her home Wednesday night, which left one person dead and another in custody, was in stable condition at a Modesto hospital on Friday, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Britney McGhee, 20, was shot about 10:15 p.m. at the home she lived at with her grandparents on the 5700 block of Amos Lane. She was taken to Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of critical injuries. Her grandmother, Charity Ford, 56, is the accused shooter.

McGhee’s step-grandfather, Randolph Alan Ford, 52, was found dead at the scene. An autopsy showed he died of shock and hemorrhage resulting from five gunshots to the upper torso, according to the news release.

Detectives found two small caliber handguns at the scene.

McGhee’s 5-month-old son, who was at the home at the time of the incident, was unharmed.

The news release said the alleged shooting apparently followed a domestic argument between the Randolph Ford and his wife, who has been cooperative with detectives.

Charity Ford was being held Friday at Calaveras County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, attempted murder and child endangerment. Her bail was set at $3 million.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/10/17/calaveras-county-grandmother-accused-of-killing-husband-trying-to-kill-granddaughter/

http://www.uniondemocrat.com/News/Local-News/Woman-in-stable-condition-after-Burson-shooting

http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_475db506-4327-11e3-a651-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/160521/multiple-bullet-wounds-killed-burson-man.html

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Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Port Richey, FL)

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PORT RICHEY, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A woman standing outside a condo complex was hit in the leg by the bullet a man had just fired to commit suicide, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Michael Bruty, 28, was arguing with his girlfriend and threatened to kill himself. The woman begged him not to do it, but he put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, according to the police report.

Jeane Sams, who was visiting a cousin in the complex, had stepped outside to talk on her cell phone when she was struck in the leg by the bullet.

Witnesses helped the woman stop the bleeding until paramedics could rush her to the hospital.
Police say Bruty was dead at the scene. They found the weapon underneath his body.

PORT RICHEY, FL, 10/16/13: It was a school night. Yvonne Diaz invited her cousin Jeane Sams to her condo at the New America complex Wednesday to visit with her children and fiancee. The family gathered in the living room and ate pizza rolls while watching Monsters Inc. Sams stepped outside the front door to take a phone call. They heard a blast outside that sounded like a firecracker over the TV. Then pounding on the door. Sams spilled into the foyer, blood gushing from her leg. “I got shot,” she told them, Diaz said. Diaz’s fiancee, Brandon Parker, rushed the children upstairs. Diaz put pressure on the wounds, like she’d seen in episodes of CSI. There were three wounds: entry and exit holes just above her right knee and a bruise on her other leg where the bullet finally stopped. What she didn’t know was that the bullet had first traveled through a man’s head. A few minutes earlier, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Bruty, 28, was arguing with his girlfriend several yards north on Frontier Trail — loud enough to draw a crowd between the rows of white two-story condos. Bruty threatened to kill himself, sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Snow said. His girlfriend told him not to do it. He put the gun to his head.

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2013/10/22/woman-shot-in-the-leg-from-bullet-used-in-suicide/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/bullet-strays-when-man-commits-suicide-hits-bystander/2147774

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/10/17/port_richey_woman_ac.html

http://gawker.com/florida-woman-hit-by-bullet-after-neighbor-shoots-himse-1450108072

http://archive.firstcoastnews.com/news/florida/article/332542/4/Woman-shot-in-leg-from-bullet-used-in-suicide

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/20/1246961/-GunFAIL-XL

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=michael-d-bruty&pid=167652503

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Guadalupe Alfaro (Salinas, CA)

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Monterey County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Salinas late Wednesday.

Deputies responding to the 300 block of Kelton Drive about 9 p.m. found Guadalupe Alfaro, 26, shot to death in a car in the driveway, the Sheriff’s Office said. She was shot once, deputies said.

Deputies found the body of Daniel Lucas Dacpano, 29, in the residence, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Dacpano told his father he killed his girlfriend before apparently shooting himself, deputies said.

Daniel Lucas Dacpano, 29, is suspected of committing suicide after killing his girlfriend, Guadalupe Alfaro, 26, of Salinas, on Wednesday night, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at 8:53 p.m. on the 300 block of Kelton Drive north of Salinas.

http://www.montereyherald.com/20131017/police-briefs-salinas-police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20131017/NEWS09/310170027/Murder-suicide-north-Salinas

http://www.mercurynews.com/central-coast/ci_24330992/monterey-sheriff-salinas-man-tells-father-about-killing

http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/salinas-police-investigate-apparent-murdersuicide/22481238

http://www.montereyherald.com/20131017/two-shot-to-death-in-salinas-on-wednesday

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24330995/monterey-sheriff-salinas-man-tells-father-about-killing

http://www.healeymortuary.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1132318

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thecalifornian/obituary.aspx?n=guadalupe-alfaro&pid=167659872

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Guadalupe-Alfaro-96570495

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thecalifornian/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-l-dacpano&pid=167646448&

http://www.tributes.com/show/Daniel-Lucas-Dacpano-96574877

http://www.healeymortuary.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1133035

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Evie Maldonado (El Monte, CA)

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EL MONTE – A man shot his daughter, her friend then turned the gun on himself when an argument escalated Tuesday night, detectives said.

The murder-suicide occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the garage of a house in the 9900 block of Marshall Street.

Detectives were looking into the possibility an El Monte man accidentally shot his daughter Tuesday before intentionally shooting her girlfriend to death and committing suicide, officials said.

Harry Maldonado, 65, is believed to be the gunman who fatally shot his daughter, 32-year-old Evie Maldonado, and her girlfriend, 38-year-old Diana Amaya, about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday before turning the handgun on himself, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s and coroner’s officials.

The three, who lived together in a condominium in the 9900 block of Marshal Street, became involved in an argument inside the home’s garage when the shooting took place, Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.

Detectives suspected the triple-fatal shooting may have started as an accident when Harry Maldonado brandished a semi-automatic handgun during an argument. The first person shot was his daughter.

“It could have been an accidental discharge,” Hernandez said. But the shots that rang out next were not believed to be accidental.

“He definitely intentionally shot (Amaya) and himself,” the lieutenant said.

It was unclear what the group was arguing about when the shooting occurred, he added.

Evie Maldonado and Amaya, who had been dating about 8 years, “had a tumultuous relationship.” Hernandez said.

A 21-year-old daughter of Amaya witnessed a great deal of the incident and was able to provide a description of what took place, Hernandez said.

Amaya’s daughter tried to intervene, striking Harry Maldonado with a broom stick, Amaya’s nephew, Eddie Ordonez said. He added he believed the gunman may have tried to shoot Amaya first, but missed, fatally wounding his daughter instead.

http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20131015/three-dead-in-el-monte-murder-suicide

http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20131017/detective-el-monte-double-murder-suicide-may-have-begun-with-accidental-shooting

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/16/local/la-me-murder-suicide-20131017

http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime/2013/10/16/suspect-victims-of-apparent-el-monte-double-murder-suicide-named/

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/16/local/la-me-ln-el-monte-murder-suicide-father-20131016

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/women-man-dead-california-murder-suicide-article-1.1487572

http://laist.com/2013/10/16/man_shoots_daughter_her_friend_then.php

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/23706743/police-investigate-el-monte-double-murder-suicide

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/16/3-dead-in-apparent-murder-suicide-in-el-monte/

http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20131016/suspect-victims-in-apparent-el-monte-double-murder-suicide-named

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Harry-Maldonado-97390352

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Diana Amaya (El Monte, CA)

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EL MONTE – A man shot his daughter, her friend then turned the gun on himself when an argument escalated Tuesday night, detectives said.

The murder-suicide occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the garage of a house in the 9900 block of Marshall Street.

Detectives were looking into the possibility an El Monte man accidentally shot his daughter Tuesday before intentionally shooting her girlfriend to death and committing suicide, officials said.

Harry Maldonado, 65, is believed to be the gunman who fatally shot his daughter, 32-year-old Evie Maldonado, and her girlfriend, 38-year-old Diana Amaya, about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday before turning the handgun on himself, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s and coroner’s officials.

The three, who lived together in a condominium in the 9900 block of Marshal Street, became involved in an argument inside the home’s garage when the shooting took place, Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.

Detectives suspected the triple-fatal shooting may have started as an accident when Harry Maldonado brandished a semi-automatic handgun during an argument. The first person shot was his daughter.

“It could have been an accidental discharge,” Hernandez said. But the shots that rang out next were not believed to be accidental.

“He definitely intentionally shot (Amaya) and himself,” the lieutenant said.

It was unclear what the group was arguing about when the shooting occurred, he added.

Evie Maldonado and Amaya, who had been dating about 8 years, “had a tumultuous relationship.” Hernandez said.

A 21-year-old daughter of Amaya witnessed a great deal of the incident and was able to provide a description of what took place, Hernandez said.

Amaya’s daughter tried to intervene, striking Harry Maldonado with a broom stick, Amaya’s nephew, Eddie Ordonez said. He added he believed the gunman may have tried to shoot Amaya first, but missed, fatally wounding his daughter instead.

http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20131015/three-dead-in-el-monte-murder-suicide

http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20131017/detective-el-monte-double-murder-suicide-may-have-begun-with-accidental-shooting

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/16/local/la-me-murder-suicide-20131017

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http://laist.com/2013/10/16/man_shoots_daughter_her_friend_then.php

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/23706743/police-investigate-el-monte-double-murder-suicide

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/16/3-dead-in-apparent-murder-suicide-in-el-monte/

http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20131016/suspect-victims-in-apparent-el-monte-double-murder-suicide-named

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Harry-Maldonado-97390352

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Killed – Millisa Cox (Council Bluffs, IA)

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa —Council Bluffs police believe a man who held police at bay for nearly two hours Tuesday shot a woman before attempting to shoot himself.

Emergency crews, SWAT and a negotiator were sent to the home near 34th and Avenue B around 8:15 a.m. Neighbors reported seeing a woman in the front yard and then calling 911.

Police said the woman, identified as Millisa Cox, 44, was taken to Mercy Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Sgt. Chad Meyers said Millisa was shot once in the back with a revolver.

A perimeter was set up outside the home, and officers were eventually able to get inside the home, where they found Darwin Cox, 55, passed out on the floor.

Police said Darwin Cox had a single gunshot wound to his chin, but the wound was not life-threatening.

Millisa Cox, 44, was shot to death in Council Bluffs by her husband Darwin Cox, 55. Darwin Cox shot Millisa and then turned the gun on himself. Cox held the police at bay for about an hour before the tactical team was able to enter the house. Darwin Cox survived the attempted suicide and pled guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter, intimidation with a dangerous weapon with intent, and going armed with intent. Millisa is survived by an adult daughter and a minor son.

http://www.ketv.com/news/update-man-barricaded-inside-council-bluffs-home/22441060

http://www.omaha.com/news/slain-council-bluffs-woman-husband-had-troubled-history/article_1c3f5846-ff3a-5c25-9bbb-c97794a90dc7.html

http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Reported-Shooting-In-Council-Bluffs-227809931.html

http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/local/council-bluffs-standoff-ends-woman-dies-from-gunshot-wound/article_ca800e4e-35a2-11e3-b247-001a4bcf887a.html

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http://db.desmoinesregister.com/domestic-abuse-homicide-victims

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Millisa-M.-Cox-96626209

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