Saturday, December 3, 2011
To those that have a question about Lauren being posted here.
Her mothers boyfriend is 1/2 Lebanese. His mother is Lebanese.
I considered him a 1/2 White and almost did not post the case here but felt Lauren deserved it.
If I come across more information on him I will change the post.
And thanks to those that posted and let me know about this case. Sorry I could not post on the thread you did but I could not, the board would not allow it for some reason!
I'd like to have full access to NN.
Friday, December 2, 2011
BELLEVILLE • The doctor who performed an autopsy on Ryon Smith testified in court today that the 6-year-old found dead in a Cahokia home on Christmas Day 2005 had 57 distinct injuries and died of blunt trauma to the stomach.
The child's body had been in and then out of rigor mortis and was already decomposing when authorities arrived, according to Dr. Raj Nanduri, a forensic pathologist for the St. Clair County coroner's office.
Ryon's mother, Starr Lohman, admitted in court earlier today that she stood idly by while her boyfriend struck Ryon 15 to 30 times.
Lohman, 29, testified without emotion for about 90 minutes as a key witness against Lee Crutchfield, 39, in his trial in St. Clair County Circuit Court on a first-degree murder charge.
"Why did not you protect your son?" public defender Thomas Keefe III asked her in cross-examination.
"I should have," she replied.
Lohman testified for Assistant State's Attorney Steve Sallerson under an agreement that her own first-degree murder charge would be reduced to aggravated battery of a child, with a recommended sentence of 15 to 30 years. She would have to serve 85 percent, and get credit for six years she has spent in jail awaiting trial.
She told the jury that Crutchfield would put Ryon into a closet at their home because they didn't get along and he complained he could not get any peace. She insisted that she never put her son in the closet.
Sometime late on Dec. 23 or early on Dec. 24, 2005, she told the court, she saw Crutchfield hit Ryon repeatedly on the head and chest with his hand for urinating in the closet. She said she then went to a service station for awhile.
She said her son was unresponsive for 36 hours, before they finally called a hospital, and then 911, on Christmas Day.
Nanduri testified that she could not determine a time of death. She noted that at 34 pounds, Ryon was underweight for his age, and suffered injuries to his head, chest and stomach.
Lohman testified that Ryon sometimes faked seizures and she thought he was doing it again when she saw him in distress.
"I didn't call and get him help when he needed it.," she admitted.
She said she had spanked him in the past but never hit him otherwise, and had not done so in this incident.
At one point, she described Ryon as "a good kid."
In Keefe's questioning, the lawyer sought to highlight inconsistencies between Lohman's testimony and things she initially told police — including conjecture at the time that Ryon might have been hurt in a fall, with no mention of a beating.
Asked why she had not told the truth to police, she said, "I was scared."
In a police interrogation video played in court Tuesday, Crutchfield described Ryon as a difficult child who often hurled racial insults at him. Crutchfield is black; the boy's mother is white.
Crutchfield acknowledged in the recording that he punched Ryon twice in the head because the boy was biting his finger about two days before Christmas.
Lohman testified Wednesday that she only once heard her son direct a racial epithet at Crutchfield, and it was some time before the beating.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tar Heel Victim ID'd as Student Body Head
UNC Senior Eve Carson, 22, Shot Dead Wednesday Morning off Campus; Car Missing
The female student found fatally shot Wednesday morning in a quiet neighborhood near the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus was identified today as the school's student body president.
Police investigators and the office of the medical examiner identified the victim as 22-year-old Eve Carson, a UNC senior, according to a release from the Chapel Hill Police Department.
The victim's vehicle, a blue 2005 Toyota Highlander with Georgia plates, remains missing, police said.
Authorities have not named a suspect in the shooting, which was reported around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
"I am so sorry to tell you that Chapel Hill police have identified the victim of this week's shooting as Eve Carson," chancellor James Moeser wrote in a message to students and staff, "our student body president, trustee, wonderful person and great friend."
Moeser announced that the student body would gather at a central location on campus this afternoon to remember Carson. Counseling would be made available to students.
This beautiful white girl voluneteered in Ecuador, Egypt and Ghana. She was adamant about helping poor people in other countries. After her murder this monkey was seen in her vehicle using her ATM card! Should I be sad that she was killed, or should I be happy? She was helping Muslims and Negros in Africa!
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Detectives investigating the slaying of University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson searched for a suspect who used her ATM card, police said Saturday.
Chapel Hill Police Chief Brian Curran released two surveillance photos of the suspect taken at an ATM machine in Chapel Hill, but declined to say when the photos were taken. Police also released a photo of a baseball cap the suspect appears to be wearing in both of the surveillance pictures.
"This is our biggest break so far in this case," Curran said.
Curran said police have circulated the picture for the past 24 hours with police departments in North Carolina, hoping their officers might be able to identify the suspect. The ATM photos show a young man in a baseball cap and hooded sweat shirt driving an sport utility vehicle that Curran said may be Carson's Toyota Highlander.
Carson's truck was found Thursday, a few hours after police identified her as the victim of a Wednesday morning shooting about a mile from the North Carolina campus. She had been shot several times, including once in the right temple, and her body was found lying in the street.
Curran again said Carson appears to be the victim of a random crime.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friends, family, and community members gathered in Sherrill Tuesday
night to remember the 6-year-old girl who was murdered that morning.
Dozens walked through the streets with candles, and gathered to sign a giant teddy bear in honor of Lauren Belius.
Police are still investigating how the little girl was stabbed to death in her home.
to their investigation, the child’s mother – 36-year-old Alison Belius –
woke up to screams early Tuesday morning and went to a room in which
two of her three children lived in their home at 408 Primo Ave. When she
came upon the room it was barricaded with a dresser. She broke into the
room and discovered her live-in boyfriend, 30-year-old David
Trebilcock, stabbing her 6-year-old daughter Lauren Belius, according to
Police were alerted to the incident when another child ran to a neighbor’s house. Police responded just after 8:30 a.m.
The child was taken to Oneida Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica with stab wounds.
Police did not know whether or not the wounds were self-inflicted or if
they occurred when Alison Belius tried to stop Trebilcock.
Trebilcock will be charged with second degree murder upon his release, police say.
Grief counselors will be available tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the public at EA McAllister Elementary in Sherrill.
This school is part of the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill district.
Sullivan tells Blair Lane's parents: "I'm truly, deeply sorry"
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -A former part-time employee of an east Kansas City apartment complex has been charged in connection with the fatal Fourth of July shooting of an 11-year-old girl.
Aaron Sullivan, 50, turned himself into authorities Thursday afternoon. Authorities say he and three others were firing Sullivan's weapon and one of the bullets traveled across the lake and struck Blair Shanahan Lane in the neck on the Fourth of July. She died the next day.
"We just made a stupid mistake," Sullivan told reporters. "It was a terrible accident."
Sullivan's brother and teen son journeyed with him to the Kan as City jail. Sullivan became emotional when saying as parent he knows the pain that Blair's family is enduring.
"I'm sorry," he said. "I knew it was wrong and I just want to tell the family from the bottom of my heart, I'm sorry."
He later said he was "truly, deeply sorry."