Tag: homicide

Defense in alleged Chatham priest-killer’s case begins as fellow ex-custodian is called to testify

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — Trying to present accused killer Jose Feliciano in a sympathetic light, the defense called as a witness today a fellow ex-custodian at St. Patrick Church in Chatham who described himself as a friend of Feliciano. Feliciano is on trial in Superior Court in Morristown on a murder charge in the Oct. 22, […]




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Accused Chatham priest-killer in a hurry the day of stabbing, fellow custodian says

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



MORRISTOWN — A fellow church custodian who worked directly with Jose Feliciano testified today that on the day the parish priest was killed, Feliciano was acting "rushed" at the end of the work day and said he had to leave "quickly" because there was "something he had to take care of." Feliciano left work at […]




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Church considered firing custodian months before alleged stabbing of Chatham priest, official testifies

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — A church custodian accused of murdering a parish priest in Chatham had been kept on the job out of sympathy, although his supervisor wanted to fire him for poor performance, a church official testified today. The top officials at St. Patrick Church, including the slain Rev. Edward Hinds, didn’t want to fire […]




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Utah Supreme Court considers doctors’ role in 2008 fatal church shooting

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's Supreme Court justices were asked Wednesday to decide whether doctors can be held responsible for the actions of a man who fatally shot his wife while under their care. Attorneys for the children of Kristy Ragsdale say medical providers have a duty to consider the consequences of the drugs they […]




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In Chatham priest killing, jury shown knife found near suspect’s home

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — Two days after a Chatham priest was stabbed to death, a small brown steak knife was found across the street from the home of the church custodian accused of killing him, a Morris County Sheriff’s investigator testified today. Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Puzio, a former detective, was on the witness stand most of […]




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Cellphone calls focus of testimony in priest murder trial

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments



While Jose Feliciano was in the rectory of St. Patrick Church in Chatham killing the Rev. Edward Hinds, authorities say, his wife tried three times by telephone to reach her spouse as she waited outside the church to drive him home from work. A Morris County jury on Monday heard testimony in Feliciano’s murder trial […]




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In trial, attorney for church custodian accused of murdering Chatham priest delivers opening statement

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — A Chatham priest remained silent after learning of church custodian Jose Feliciano’s criminal past, but made him pay such a “high price” that he angered the janitor into killing him, a defense attorney said today. Feliciano’s public defender, Neill Hamilton, detailed his defense for the first time this afternoon in his opening […]




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Prosecutor says ‘deluge’ of evidence will show Chatham priest’s killing was calculated

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — “A deluge of physical evidence” will prove that the 2009 slaying of a Chatham priest was “a very calculated homicide,” the prosecutor said today as the murder trial of Jose Feliciano began. Feliciano, now 66, stabbed the Rev. Edward Hinds 32 times in the rectory of St. Patrick Church because Hinds had just […]




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Jury is sworn in for trial in killing of Chatham priest

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — Jury selection for the trial in the slaying of a Chatham priest was completed today with the swearing-in of a panel composed of eight men and eight women. Attorneys will present opening statements on Thursday before Judge Thomas Manahan in Superior Court in Morristown. At the end of the trial, the panel will […]




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Judge: Nun may testify in trial of Chatham priest’s slaying

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — A nun who works as a therapist does not qualify for confidentiality privileges under state law and can testify about her counseling sessions with a former church custodian accused of killing a Chatham priest, a Superior Court judge ruled today. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi plans to call Sister Catherine Morrisett during the […]




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Trial to start this week in Chatham priest’s stabbing death

| October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM — Nearly two years after the Rev. Edward Hinds was found lying in a pool of blood in the rectory of St. Patrick Church in Chatham — the victim of 32 stab wounds — his alleged assailant will be going to trial this week. Jose Feliciano, 66, of Easton, Pa., the church’s former custodian, […]




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Philippine church seeks support for probe into bishop’s murder

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



[Ecumenical News International] A homegrown Philippine church is seeking international backing to help pressure the government to re-investigate the unresolved murder of a bishop five years ago. "We continue to ask our partner churches — such as the Anglican, Episcopal and Old Catholic Churches — in the international community for solidarity and support for the […]




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Man kills pastor, locals beat accused to death

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



In a tragic incident, pastor of a local church at Badaraxi under K. Balang police station in Sundergarh district on Sunday was allegedly killed by a person. Police claim that the accused was “mentally” deranged. When the incident came to light on Sunday, the local villagers, in a fit of rage, attacked the culprit and […]




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Chatham priest murder trial will begin next week

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



A jury of 16 Morris County residents is expected to be impaneled Monday to hear the trial of the church custodian charged with fatally stabbing the Rev. Edward Hinds in Chatham two years ago. County prosecutors and two defense lawyers spent nearly all of September and the first week of this month prequalifying a pool […]




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Spain: baby born in church after mother shot dead by stranger has died

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments



MADRID — A Spanish hospital says a baby cut from his dead mother in a Madrid church after a random shooting has died. La Paz Hospital said Tuesday the infant boy died Monday afternoon. It would not disclose the cause of death, citing the family’s wishes. Rocio Pineiro, who was due to give birth in […]




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