- - Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Phoenix police seize skull from Craigslist

PHOENIX — The owner thought it was a fake, but Phoenix police thought otherwise and confiscated a human skull a man had listed for sale on Craigslist.

Mike Hale told KNXV-TV that he bought it recently at a sale in north Phoenix.

Shortly after the story was on television, police showed up at Mr. Hale’s home, seized the skull and took it to the medical examiner’s office.

Mr. Hale said he bought it for $1 and listed it for sale for $300.


Fugitive siblings in court after cross-country spree

WALSENBURG — Three siblings accused in a cross-country crime spree that began in Florida and ended with a police chase in southern Colorado could soon learn whether they will stand trial.

Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, and her brothers, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, were in court in Walsenburg on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

Such hearings in Colorado typically involve judges hearing from arresting officers to determine whether there is enough evidence to hold a trial. However, defendants can waive their right to have the evidence presented in court.

The siblings are accused of robbing a bank in Georgia and shooting at police officers in Florida and Colorado. They also are suspected in two car thefts in Utah.

The widely publicized cross-country manhunt for the Doughertys ended Aug. 10 near Walsenburg, about 150 miles south of Denver, following a chase on Interstate 25. The chase began when the trio was spotted near Colorado City.


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