The wife of Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez was said to be in hysterics when she saw on TV that her husband was identified as the man who killed three people at the Texas military base on Wednesday before shooting himself. She was also questioned all night by authorities trying to put together a motive for the incident.
Neighbor Xanderia Morris told NBC 5 that Karla Lopez came out of her apartment hysterical when Ivan's name was announced on TV. Morris stayed with and comforted Lopez until authorities came to take her away.
The couple had moved into the apartment complex in Killeen with their young daughter about three weeks ago, with Morris describing them as "real sweet." more >>
A Trinidadian pastor has committed suicide after allegedly shooting and killing his brother and running over his nephew twice.
Vishnu Lutchmansingh, 54, a wealthy Pentecostal pastor, was in court on Monday on charges of fraud before he and his brother Krishan, began arguing. In the midst of the fight, Lutchmansingh reported pulled out a pistol and shot his brother dead.
After fleeing the scene, Lutchmansingh ran his car through a barricade blocking the entrance to his property, where he shot his nephew's vehicle several times before running over his nephew, Timothy Janitan, with his car. According to the Trinidad Express, "Lutchmansingh then put the car into reverse gear and drove over his nephew again." more >>
The pastor of a woman accused of murdering her 3-year-old son and the attempted murder of her 6-year-old son is speaking out about his views of the family and asking people not to judge but to pray.
Laurel Michelle Schlemmer of McCandless, Pennsylvania faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide after trying to drown her sons in the bathtub. This comes after she tried to back up over them with her van, causing one of the boys to have numerous broken bones and the other to suffer from internal injuries. Both boys were hospitalized after the incident, which was labeled an accident. There were no charges brought against Schlemmer, and the boys were left in her custody.
"Um, my two sons," Laurel said in the 911 call released by the Post-Gazette. "I think that they've, they've drowned in our bathtub. I, uh, let my 6- and 3-year old sons play in the bathtub a little bit before their bath this morning. And, uh, I was, and then I went to, to the restroom and, um, took longer than I should have or planned and then I came back. They're unconscious." more >>
After serving 32 years in prison for a crime her family says she did not commit, 74-year-old Mary Jones was released from the Lynwood Women's facility in California last Tuesday, and has declared that she doesn't harbor any bitterness for her incarceration.
"I don't have a reason to be bitter, God is my shepherd," said Jones, who is known as "Mother Mary" to family and friends, on her release Tuesday.
A lone gunman killed three people and wounded 16 others on Wednesday at Fort Lee, a Texas military base, before taking his own life. Authorities have said he was an Iraq vet with a history of mental health issues.
"Obviously, we are digging deep into his background, any criminal or psychiatric history, his experiences in combat. All of the things you would expect us to do are being done right now," said Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the post's commanding general, CNN reported.
The shooter, special Ivan Lopez, is said to have gone from one building at Fort Hood to another, killing three and wounding 16 others with a .45-caliber handgun, before ending his own life with the weapon. Authorities initially did not rule out the possibility of terrorism, but downplayed the possibility. more >>
Three independent filmmakers have 40 days to raise over $2 million to make a made-for-TV movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the women who were harmed at his "house of horrors" late-term abortion clinic in West Philadelphia.
After quitting Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website that enables filmmakers to raise funds to make movies, due to censorship, the filmmakers moved their campaign to Indiegogo and have already raised over $298,000.
This is the largest crowdfunding campaign ever conducted for a film. But with fixed funding, the filmmakers will only receive funds if they meet their $2.1 million goal by May 12. more >>