- - Thursday, June 2, 2011


Police: Suspect in fatal shootings killed himself

YUMA — Authorities have identified the man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding one other in southwest Arizona, and they say he has killed himself.

Yuma police say the shooter was Carey Hal Dyess, 73, of Yuma. They say Yuma County sheriff’s deputies found Dyess dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shootings happened Thursday morning. One person was killed in the downtown Yuma area, while the other four were killed in Yuma County. The wounded person was flown to a Phoenix-area hospital.

Police say an investigation determined the shootings were linked.

Authorities have not released the victims’ names, but say the person killed within city limits was an adult male. They say Dyess entered a business and shot him.


Conviction in murder of TV anchor upheld

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a man convicted of killing a Little Rock television anchorwoman, saying that genetic evidence used to link him to the crime was not obtained illegally and that jurors weren’t unfairly influenced by seeing him in prison garb.

Curtis Vance was convicted of capital murder, rape, burglary and theft in the October 2008 death of KATV anchor Anne Pressly in her Little Rock home. Miss Pressly, who hosted the station’s “Daybreak” program, died five days after the attack, which was so brutal that it left the 26-year-old’s face shattered and unrecognizable.

The state pursued the death penalty, but instead, jurors recommended Vance spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole.


Children of suspect held in trash-can body case

ONTARIO — Police have arrested the son and daughter of a Southern California woman who was charged with murder after she was seen hauling a trash can containing body parts down a neighborhood street.

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