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Police: Shooting Incident Was Attempted Murder-Suicide

RACINE – The Racine Police Department has determined that a shooting incident at a College Avenue apartment last Friday (January 15) was an attempted murder-suicide. Police reported Wednesday that an investigation indicated that Donta Cook, 49, shot Shelia Adams, 52, before shooting and killing himself. Adams remains hospitalized in stable condition. Police responded to a […]

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ATF tracks handgun used in Racine homicide to Missouri woman

RACINE ⏤ Police have uncovered the method used to purchase a handgun involved in an October homicide in the city.  According to a Thursday release from the Racine Police Department, police responded to the 1200 block of Yout Street on Oct. 17 for a homicide investigation. During the investigation, police arrested 23-year-old Khalil Buckley. He […]

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Man Arrested For Drug Dealing Convicted Of Murder, Robbery

A man facing drug trafficking and gun charges by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office has a lengthy criminal history that includes robbery, murder and heroin dealing in the 1970s and 1990, according to stories by the Journal Times. Samuel Griffin, 65, of Racine, faces fresh charges of possession of intent to deliver heroin and cocaine, […]

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Video: Accused Hatchet Murderer in Court

Accused wife killer Cristian Loga-Negru appeared Friday before Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz for a competency hearing. During the proceeding at which the defendant appeared without an attorney, he said he believes he is competent to stand trial and does not challenge the findings of state psychiatrist Dr. Robert Rawski. Loga-Negru said he […]

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Accused Hatchet Murderer Admits Competent to Stand Trial, Judge Agrees

Cristian Loga-Negru admitted Friday in court that he believes he is competent to stand trial in the murder of his wife, Roxana Abrudan. Loga-Negru is accused of attacking and killing Abrudan in November with a hatchet as she exited a car at the home where she was staying in an attempt to flee her abusive marriage, the […]

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$100,000 Cash Bonds for Murder Defendants

  Racine County Circuit Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch Monday assigned $100,000 cash bonds to each of three men charged with the shooting death of Maurice Carter last week. Bobby Henderson, 24, Travenn Webster, 24, and Daimon Jackson, 25, were charged Monday with single felony counts each of felony murder, armed robbery with use of force, and […]

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