Offbeat North Carolina man charged in 1987 murder case in California

22:05  12 july  2018
22:05  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

New York teen stabs sleeping grandmother, steals $23, cops say

  New York teen stabs sleeping grandmother, steals $23, cops say A teen in upstate New York stabbed and choked his grandmother in her home Sunday night before stealing $23 and a cell phone, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, citing police. Brandon Foster, 17, of Albion, N.Y., was charged with attempted murder on Monday, the paper reported. Foster pried open a locked window to his grandmother’s bedroom late Sunday night where she slept, police said. Foster allegedly stabbed his grandmother with a knife and choked her. Foster’s grandmother managed to get away from Foster's grip, the report said. He then allegedly grabbed $23 and a cell phone before escaping through the bedroom window.

LUMBERTON, N . C . (AP) - Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man in a cold case murder and rape which occurred in California 31 years ago.

Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man in a cold case murder and rape which occurred in California 31 years ago. The Robeson County District Attorney's Office said in a news release 62-year-old Kevin Thomas Ford of St. Pauls is awaiting extradition to San Diego for a

LUMBERTON, N.C. — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man in a cold case murder and rape which occurred in California 31 years ago.

The Robeson County District Attorney's Office said in a news release 62-year-old Kevin Thomas Ford of St. Pauls is awaiting extradition to San Diego for a first-degree murder warrant.

Officials say the San Diego District Attorney's Office was seeking help in the 1987 murder and rape of a 79-year-old woman. The review turned up a fingerprint on a stove in the woman's kitchen.

As Erich Hackney, investigator for Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt, reviewed the information, he found Ford had been charged in 2015 with communicating threats against a St. Pauls medical practice. A sheriff's deputy got a fingerprint matching the one found at the 1987 crime scene.

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The La Verne Police Department announced on Tuesday that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed four charges, including attempted murder, against former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner after he was arrested on July 8. Browner is accused of breaking into entering the home of a woman that he previously had a relationship with, forcing her back into the residence when she tried to flee and stealing a Rolex watch from her. The woman had a restraining order against Browner.

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