Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pathologists: Punch, kick killed Ramirez

As life seeped away from Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala, his body showed the loss, a forensic pathologist testified Wednesday at the Schuylkill County Courthouse at the trial of two teenagers in connection with his fatal beating in July 2008 in Shenandoah.“The brain tissue started to ooze out. The brain is dying,” said Dr. Barbara K. Bollinger, who performed the autopsy on Ramirez on July 15, the day after he died from injuries inflicted during the beating. “The cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head. The manner of death is homicide.”

Monday, April 20, 2009

Road-rage driver who killed fellow M1 motorist with one punch is jailed

A driver who "lost control" and killed another motorist in a motorway road rage incident was jailed for 27 months today.

Graham Cahill, 44, punched 25-year-old Toby Cooke once on the hard shoulder of the M1 in Bedfordshire in May last year.

Cahill was sentenced at Luton crown court today after previously admitting manslaughter. He was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.

The court heard that Cahill, of Harrow, north London, pulled over on to the hard shoulder of the motorway to confront Cooke over his driving on May 22 last year. The network manager then felled his victim with one punch during the attack on the northbound carriageway near junction 10.

Cooke, a forklift truck driver, from Luton, Bedfordshire, died in hospital four days later from injuries caused by his head striking the ground.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Labourer: I threw punch that killed Keith Hanna

A labourer who killed motorist Keith Hanna (pictured) with a single punch in Chertsey town centre, has admitted manslaughter at the Old Bailey.

Joseph Sewell, 39, of Viggory Lane, Woking hit Mr Hanna as he sat in his car in Guildford Street in the early hours of July 13 last year.

Mr Hanna, 59, died of a brain haemorrhage at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, after the incident and Sewell was arrested several weeks later after an extensive police search.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Russia Karate Expert Kills Two Over Lice Infection

A Russian karate expert has been charged with beating to death a 61-year-old woman and her son, whom he accused of infecting his wife with lice, an investigator said Friday.
The drunk 26-year-old burst into a neighbouring room in his hostel on Tuesday and used karate moves to kill the pair, state investigator Eduard Abdullin said by telephone from Kazan, a city 700 km (430 miles) east of Moscow.

"He literally beat them to death with his hands and feet," Abdullin said. "The family were poor and drank a lot. He blamed them for infecting his wife and the entire corridor with lice."
The 58-year-old husband of the dead woman was also badly beaten, but survived.
The suspect, who studied karate for seven years, faces life in prison if convicted, Abdullin added.

Friday, April 10, 2009