KYMA KSWT KECY News » Crime http://yourtvfamily.com News and Weather for Yuma, Arizona and El Centro, California Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:37:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 Daughter of alleged cartel member extradited to U.S. speaks out http://yourtvfamily.com/daughter-of-alleged-cartel-member-extradited-to-u-s-speaks-out/ http://yourtvfamily.com/daughter-of-alleged-cartel-member-extradited-to-u-s-speaks-out/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 06:28:55 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9230 YUMA, Ariz. – The Mexican government is extraditing major alleged drug cartel suspects to face justice in the U.S., following the prison escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, U.S. officials say. A total of 13 alleged cartel associates are to be brought to the United States. Two of those men, Edgar Valdez Villarreal and Jean Baptiste Kingery were brought to Tucson on Wednesday. Villarreal is a leader in the Beltran Leyva drug cartel known as la Barbie. Kingery is accused of making grenades and IED’s for the Sinaloa Cartel.

We spoke to the daughter of Jean Baptiste Kingery, she wants her identity hidden, she was living with him in Mexico for two years until the day he was arrested. She says that she feels he is innocent and that he was a great father, “When they came and raided our house they found nothing….He was really good with our school he would always be there.” She says that during her time living with him she never saw anything suspicious and feels that this may be a result of foul play from the Mexican authorities, “They came at him without a warrant and there was almost a gun fight between the under cover police and the city police because they wouldn’t identify themselves.” She goes on to say that even one of the city police officers was trying to keep Kingery out of custody because he thought he was a great man but was not able to. Kingery was scheduled to appear in Arizona District Court on Thursday.

Also extradited were Luis Umberto Hernandez Celis, Jorge Costilla-Sanchez, Carlos Montemayor, Alberto Nunez-Payan, Ricardo Valles de la Rosa, Aureliano Montoya-Pena and Julio Cesar Valenzuela-Elizalde.

 

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Yuma Consumers Transition to EMV Chip Cards http://yourtvfamily.com/yuma-consumers-transition-to-emv-chip-cards/ http://yourtvfamily.com/yuma-consumers-transition-to-emv-chip-cards/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:46:51 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9195 From swiping…to dipping.

It’s a change consumers will have to get used to.

October 1st marks the credit car320x180_51001B00-ZKZMGd companies’ deadline for EMV cards…Otherwise known as ‘chip and pin’ cards.

Starting Thursday, businesses will be held liable for any fraudulent transactions if they cannot process EMV chip cards in their stores.

However, according to a recent CreditCards.com survey, 60% of consumers around the country have not received these chip-enabled cards and many businesses still don’t have chip card readers in time for the deadline.

Most shoppers we saw out and about Thursday in a Yuma Walmart, were still swiping their credit cards, but the consumers we talked to said they are happy about the change.

The new cards feature a small, metallic microchip on the front.

The chip-embedded cards are supposed to be more secure and make it harder for hackers to steal your personal information.

That’s because each time a chip-enabled card is ‘dipped’, it creates a unique transaction code that cannot be copied.

However, the Better Business Bureau of Yuma warns consumers to still be careful.

They say you still need to be cautious when shopping online because the new chip will not protect the information you enter on a website.

If you haven’t received a chip-enabled card yet, the BBB says you can contact your bank or credit card company to get new chip-enabled cards mailed to you.

They say most consumers should have chip-enabled cards by the end of the year.

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Marine Corps: Lance Corporal Cardwell to face military trial http://yourtvfamily.com/marine-corps-lance-corporal-cardwell-to-face-military-trial/ http://yourtvfamily.com/marine-corps-lance-corporal-cardwell-to-face-military-trial/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:37:30 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9191 YUMA, Ariz. – The Marine Corps says there is enough evidence to bring Lance Corporal Jared Cardwell to military trial. Cardwell is charged with murder, and a charge of negligence in the death of his 22-month old daughter Celine Matus. Matus was found dead on base at MCAS Yuma on May 19th, Cardwell was arrested ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz. – The Marine Corps says there is enough evidence to bring Lance Corporal Jared Cardwell to military trial. Cardwell is charged with murder, and a charge of negligence in the death of his 22-month old daughter Celine Matus. Matus was found dead on base at MCAS Yuma on May 19th, Cardwell was arrested three days later.

“I just want to ask him why, ask him why he did,” Alba Matus, Celine’s Paternal Grandmother said.

The decision to bring Cardwell to military court, otherwise known as a court martial, comes after a preliminary hearing which was held at MCAS Miramar in San Diego September 14th.

In that initial hearing evidence from both sides was presented, the cause of death was also determined. Dr. Gregory Hess out of Pima County performed the autopsy. Hess testified the toddler died from blunt force trauma to the head. He also added there were bruises all over her body, and chemical burns on her face.

The doctor who treated Celine at YRMC says he believes Celine had been dead for up to 12 hours before receiving any sort of medical attention.

 

The Marine Corps says Cardwell should be in court within the next three months.

The marine corps says should Cardwell be found innocent, his life will return to normal.  “If he is found guilty, then he could spend the rest of his life in a military brig,” Colonel Daren Margolin, a staff Judge Advocate said.

The family says the decision to bring Cardwell to Court Martial, is a small victory for them and Celine.

“I have been fighting and fighting for justice, and it feels like now I am finally being heard,” Matus said.

Cardwell has not entered a plea.

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Several weapons used in Oregon school shooting http://yourtvfamily.com/7-dead-in-school-shooting/ http://yourtvfamily.com/7-dead-in-school-shooting/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:38:19 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9176 UPDATE: Oct. 2nd, 10:37 a.m. ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A federal agency says the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college had body armor and was armed with three pistols, a rifle and five additional magazines. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provided the information late Thursday in an incident report obtained by ...]]>

UPDATE: Oct. 2nd, 10:37 a.m.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A federal agency says the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college had body armor and was armed with three pistols, a rifle and five additional magazines.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provided the information late Thursday in an incident report obtained by The Associated Press. The guns included a 9 mm Glock pistol and .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, both traced to the suspect.

He also had a .40-caliber Taurus pistol traced to someone in Portland and a .556-caliber Del-Ton.

The shooting, Thursday, at Umpqua Community College also wounded seven. Officials identified the killer as Chris Harper Mercer. He died after a shootout with police.

He isn’t believed to have a criminal history. Investigators believe he may have been a student there because a receipt found at the scene showed he purchased textbooks from the campus bookstore two days before the shooting.

Social media profiles linked to Mercer suggested he was fascinated by the Irish Republican Army (IRA), frustrated by traditional
organized religion and tracked other mass shootings.

There didn’t seem to be many recent connections on the social media sites linked to Mercer, with his MySpace page just showing two friends. He appeared to have at least one online dating profile.

On a torrents streaming site and blog that appeared to belong to Mercer, posts referenced multiple shootings and downloads included several horror films and a documentary on a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

A blog post urged readers to watch the online footage of Vester Flanagan shooting two former colleagues on live TV in Virginia, while another lamented materialism as preventing spiritual development.

A MySpace page that appeared to belong to Mercer included several photos and graphics of the IRA as well as a picture of Mercer
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UPDATE: 3:58 P.M.

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A student at the Oregon community college where a mass shooting occurred says the gunman shot her teacher and asked others in her classroom about their religion before spraying more bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Kortney Moore of Rogue River tells the Roseburg News-Review newspaper that she was in a writing class at Umpqua (UHMP’-kwah) Community College in Roseburg on Thursday when a shot came through a window.

The gunman entered her classroom and told people to get on the ground.

Moore says the man started asking people to stand up and state their religion and then opened fire.

The shooting left 13 people dead and at least 20 injured.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says authorities responded and exchanged gunfire with the man. He says the shooter died at the scene, but he didn’t say whether the man killed himself or was shot by police.

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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says the 20-year-old shooter is dead.

At least seven people are confirmed dead and 20 injured today in a shooting at a community college.

The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland. The local fire district advised people via Twitter to stay away from the school. It later tweeted that there were “multiple casualties,” but didn’t elaborate.

A state police lieutenant told KATU-TV that seven to 10 people were dead and at least 20 others were injured. A photographer for the Roseburg News-Review newspaper said he saw people being loaded into multiple ambulances and taken to the local hospital.

Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Man pleads not guilty in freeway shootings http://yourtvfamily.com/man-pleads-not-guilty-in-some-freeway-shootings/ http://yourtvfamily.com/man-pleads-not-guilty-in-some-freeway-shootings/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:43:43 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9173 PHOENIX (AP) – The latest on a series of freeway shootings in the Phoenix area (all times local): 9:08 a.m. A man charged in some of the freeway shootings that rattled the Phoenix area has pleaded not guilty. A judge entered the plea for Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. during a brief arraignment Thursday. The 21-year-old Glendale man has been ...]]>

PHOENIX (AP) – The latest on a series of freeway shootings in the Phoenix area (all times local): 9:08 a.m.

A man charged in some of the freeway shootings that rattled the Phoenix area has pleaded not guilty.

A judge entered the plea for Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. during a brief arraignment Thursday. The 21-year-old Glendale man has been charged with aggravated assault, carrying out a drive-by shooting and other crimes.

Merritt didn’t say anything at the hearing other than to give his name and date of birth.

Investigators say ballistics tests link him to four of 11 shootings that occurred on Phoenix-area freeways between Aug. 22 and Sept. 10. Merritt was arrested Sept. 18 at a Wal-Mart.

The investigation into the other shootings remains open. State police say copycats may be responsible.

Authorities say eight cars were struck with bullets and three with projectiles such as BBs or pellets.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Trial of 2 in killing of Border Patrol agent nears finish http://yourtvfamily.com/trial-of-2-in-killing-of-border-patrol-agent-nears-finish/ http://yourtvfamily.com/trial-of-2-in-killing-of-border-patrol-agent-nears-finish/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:45:09 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9105 TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The trial of two men in the killing of a Border Patrol agent during a 2010 shootout in the Arizona desert is winding down in federal court in Tucson. Prosecutors rested their case Monday and the defense did so Wednesday without calling any witnesses. A prosecutor argued during closing statements Wednesday ...]]>

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The trial of two men in the killing of a Border Patrol agent during a 2010 shootout in the Arizona desert is winding down in federal court in Tucson.

Prosecutors rested their case Monday and the defense did so Wednesday without calling any witnesses. A prosecutor argued during closing statements Wednesday that DNA and fingerprint evidence, along with confessions from both defendants, proves they are guilty on all nine counts. The defense will follow with its closing statements.

Jury deliberations are expected to start later Wednesday.

Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza are accused of belonging to a “rip crew” that were planning to rob drug smugglers when they encountered Brian Terry and other agents. A gunfight ensued and Terry was killed.

The case exposed the bungled federal gun operation known as Fast and Furious. Two of 1,400 guns lost in the operation were where Terry was killed.

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Police: Man stumbles during robbery attempt, kills partner http://yourtvfamily.com/police-man-stumbles-during-robbery-attempt-kills-partner/ http://yourtvfamily.com/police-man-stumbles-during-robbery-attempt-kills-partner/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:10:02 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9086   PHOENIX (AP) – A man planned to rob a Phoenix home but stumbled walking up to it – setting off his revolver and fatally shooting his co-conspirator, police say. Authorities say that after his arrest, Jose Perez-Torres admitted to the Sept. 25 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Eric Hernandez-Tellez. Phoenix police say the 21-year-old Perez-Torres ...]]>

 

PHOENIX (AP) – A man planned to rob a Phoenix home but stumbled walking up to it – setting off his revolver and fatally shooting his co-conspirator, police say.

Authorities say that after his arrest, Jose Perez-Torres admitted to the Sept. 25 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Eric Hernandez-Tellez. Phoenix police say the 21-year-old Perez-Torres initially fled the scene, but they caught up with him later in Tempe.

He was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and other charges stemming from warrants.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Wanted suspect found dead in Yuma http://yourtvfamily.com/wanted-suspect-found-dead-in-yuma/ http://yourtvfamily.com/wanted-suspect-found-dead-in-yuma/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:35:57 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9083 YUMA, Ariz. – A suspect wanted in Yuma was found dead around 9 p.m. Monday night. 33-year-old, Esteban Miguel Orona, was found in a residence with a self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies. U.S. Marshalls were lead to Orona after a tenant reported seeing him in the area. Orona was wanted ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz. – A suspect wanted in Yuma was found dead around 9 p.m. Monday night.

33-year-old, Esteban Miguel Orona, was found in a residence with a self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

U.S. Marshalls were lead to Orona after a tenant reported seeing him in the area.

Orona was wanted for aggravated assault per domestic violence, numerous felony charges, and a parole violation by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Deputies say they are still investigating the incident.

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3 killed in gang-shooting http://yourtvfamily.com/3-killed-in-gang-shooting/ http://yourtvfamily.com/3-killed-in-gang-shooting/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:12:56 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9080 SALINAS, Calif. (AP) – Police are investigating a triple homicide that occurred in Central California. The killing happened about 9:30 p.m. Monday in Salinas. Police on Tuesday were seeking at least two suspects in connection to the slayings. No arrests have been made. A motive was not yet known. The case is being investigated as ...]]>

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) – Police are investigating a triple homicide that occurred in Central California.

The killing happened about 9:30 p.m. Monday in Salinas.

Police on Tuesday were seeking at least two suspects in connection to the slayings.

No arrests have been made. A motive was not yet known. The case is being investigated as gang-related.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a man and a woman, believed to be in their 20s, inside a car in an apartment complex parking lot.

A third victim, a 17-year-old boy, was found in the same parking lot outside the car.

He was taken to Natividad Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say all three were shot multiple times.

Police have not yet released the names of the victims, pending the notification of their families.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Former “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark released from jail http://yourtvfamily.com/former-american-idol-contestant-corey-clark-released-from-jail/ http://yourtvfamily.com/former-american-idol-contestant-corey-clark-released-from-jail/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 02:23:25 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9066 YUMA, Ariz. – Former Season 2 “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark was released from Yuma County Jail Monday night after no charges were filed against him. This comes after his estranged wife, Monica Clark, filed a domestic violence case last Wednesday, claiming he was stalking her outside a Yuma restaurant. “Every time I come into ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz. – Former Season 2 “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark was released from Yuma County Jail Monday night after no charges were filed against him. This comes after his estranged wife, Monica Clark, filed a domestic violence case last Wednesday, claiming he was stalking her outside a Yuma restaurant.

“Every time I come into town I’m being harassed, accosted, attested, bullied, and threatened to be arrested by the police most of the time in front of my kids,” said Clark.

The former reality star spoke exclusively with our reporters saying the meeting was arranged complying to court orders. Corey Clark alleged he waited outside the Yuma County Superior Court, as he stated to Monica Clark in advance, to meet with their children. The two share custody of the three kids. Corey Clark says instead of bringing the children, his wife passed by with a unnamed man and walked into the nearby restaurant. He then claimed to send another e-mail to her to communicate he didn’t see their kids as was planned.

“We’ve been battling with this situation and her family over our kids since our oldest was one years old,” said Clark.

Afterward, Corey Clark says he was confronted by authorities that took him into custody based on the domestic violence allegations his wife brought on. According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Clark was arrested on failure to comply with a court order and aggravated harassment.

The Tennessee resident says this is a reoccurring issue brought against him almost each time he visits Yuma to see his kids, but that he will continue to take the risk as a means necessary to continue to be present in their lives.

The couple are in the midst of a divorce. Monica Clark filed an order of protection against Corey Clark the same day of his recent arrest. Corey Clark is not allowed near his wife’s residence and can only contact her through legal process or a third party. Reporters reached out to Monica Clark who was accompanied by a representative of a local domestic violence non-profit Amberly’s Place while in court Monday. She wasn’t available to speak on camera.

“My mission is just to raise my kids. Love my kids. That’s it. I don’t have anything else to say to her. Her and I are done. It’s a wrap,” said Clark.

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