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Carol Coronado Killed Her Three Daughters

A South Bay California woman cried before a judge sentenced her to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for killing her three daughters in 2014 in their home near Carson.

Carol Coronado, 32, shed tears as women’s health advocates pleaded with Compton Superior Court Judge Ricardo Ocampo to consider sending her to a mental health institution instead of a prison cell.

Acknowledging she needed help, Ocampo called the crimes against her children vicious, sophisticated and with vulnerable victims who trusted her, but said she could receive care while serving the rest of her life behind bars.

Ocampo’s order to send Coronado to prison as required by law followed last-
ditch efforts from Coronado’s attorney, her husband and women’s advocates to persuade him to change his mind.

During her trial in November 2015, Ocampo found Coronado guilty of three counts of first-degree murder with the special circumstances allegation that she committed multiple murders. The May 20, 2014…

Glenna Duram's Parrot Gave Her Away for Murder

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WOOD) — A jury has found a woman guilty in the murder of her husband who died in their Sand Lake-area home in 2015.

On Wednesday, 46-year-old Glenna Duram was found guilty of first-degree murder and a felony firearm charge in Newaygo County Court.

Martin Duram was shot five times and found dead in their Ensley Township home in May 2015. Glenna Duram survived a bullet wound to the head in what prosecutors said was a suicide attempt.

Family members said the couple’s pet, an African grey parrot named Bud, seemed to replay the murder by mimicking what sounds like an argument between a male and female.

In a video the family said it took several weeks after the incident, the bird says, “Don’t fucking shoot!”


http://woodtv.com/2017/07/19/newaygo-co-woman-found-guilty-for-murder-of-husband/

15 Year Old Anna Schroeder Shot Mother in Forehead, Set Her on Fire & Called Her BFF

The 15-year-old girlfriend of a teen accused of shooting her mom in the head is charged with arson and concealing a homicidal death. Anna Schroeder, 15, who lived with her mom, Peggy S. Schroeder, 53, at 805 W. Park St., is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, concealment of homicidal death, and arson. If convicted of murder as a minor, she could serve until she is 21.
Investigators say Schroeder shot her mom the afternoon of July 6, then she and Rachel Helm spent a day cleaning up before setting the house on fire July 8 to conceal the crime.
Helm, 15, of Rock Falls, who prosecutors say actually set the fire, made her initial appearance on August 8th in Whiteside County court, the first time her formal charges were read. Anna appeared at a pretrial conference shortly before; her initial appearance was July 11.

The arson is punishable by 3 to 7 years in a juvenile detention center; concealment of homicidal death carries 2 to 5 years.The arson is punishable by 3 to 7 years i…

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Kelly Banaski takes you deep into the souls of men and women who remind us why some people should never get out of prison while showing their human side as well. From crimes that took the headlines to crimes few have knowledge, Banaski leaves no stone unturned in an effort to answer the "why?" of crime.   Judith A. Yates, Criminologist & True Crime Author

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