Tag: robbery

Army deserter found guilty of killing and robbing minister

| April 3, 2010 | 1 Comment



Wayne County, West Virginia – After four hours of deliberation, a jury of six men and six women convicted Army deserter Stephen Wilson of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Wilson and fellow deserter Daniel Smith have been found guilty of robbing and killing Rev. Mark McCalla, a minister at Highlawn Presbyterian Church in Huntington, West […]




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Suspect is arrested in attack on nun at Newark church

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



NEWARK — A 52-year-old city man has been arrested and charged with attacking and robbing a nun in Newark's Central Ward, police said. Calvin Battle was arrested at his home today and faces aggravated assault, burglary and theft charges in connection with the Thursday afternoon attack that at the convent of St. Lucy's Parish that […]




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Toothless Thug Assaults, Robs Nun In Newark Church

| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments



NEWARK — Newark police are searching for a man who barged into a convent yesterday and attacked a nun before fleeing with a computer laptop. At about 11 a.m., Sister Obiama was doing work in her convent cell at St. Lucy’s Parish when she heard a noise, said Jim Goodness, spokesperson for the Newark Archdiocese. […]




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Grand jury to get church slaying case

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



YOUNGSTOWN – The case of a man facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the death of a St. Dominic parishioner was bound over to a grand jury on Monday for consideration of charges that could end in a death sentence. Jamar Houser, 18, appeared Monday before Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich […]




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Church murder suspect’s parents charged with retaliation

| February 6, 2010 | 0 Comments



YOUNGSTOWN — John Houser, 46, and Frances Cianciola, 42, parents of Jamar Houser, the suspect in the Jan. 23 murder of Angeline Fimognari at St. Dominic Church, were arrested this afternoon outside their residence at 2704 Volney Road, on warrants charging them with retaliation. Detective Sgt. Mike Lambert and members of the Mahoning Valley Violent […]




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Men to be sentenced for church raid

| February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



A drug addict who held a knife to the throat of a Dublin priest before tying him and a parishioner up with cable ties has been remanded in custody pending sentence. The Circuit Criminal Court heard Jason Kinch (34) of Barnvale Park, Ballyfermot, and his accomplice, Anthony Carolan (32) from Crumlin, hid in confessional boxes […]




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Suspected St. Dom’s Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

| February 1, 2010 | 0 Comments



The man accused of shooting and killing an 80-year old woman as she was leaving church last month appeared in court Monday morning. 18-year old Jamar Houser was arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court. Police allege that Houser is the man who shot and killed 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari on January 23rd. The murder happened outside of […]




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Man arrested in church slaying already faced a shooting charge

| January 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – The 18-year-old Volney Road man arrested Friday evening in the death of an elderly parishioner at a South Side church last week was out on bond in a previous shooting case. Court records show that Jamar Houser was indicted Oct. 31 on charges of discharging a firearm at or into a habitation and […]




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Arrest in church shooting

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – Police here have arrested Jamar Antonio Houser, 18, of Youngstown, charged in the shooting death of and 80-year-old woman last week in a church parking lot. Tribune Chronicle news partner News Channel 33 was reporting that Mahoning County Task Force officers and its SWAT team surrounded a South Side home on Volney Road […]




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Arrest Made in Murder of 80-year-old at St. Dom’s

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Friday night's arrest of 18-year-old Jamar Antonio "Mook" Houser of Youngstown came as a result of numerous calls and tips that came in all last week to police investigators. Houser faces charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the shooting death of 80-year-old Angeline Fimognari. Houser is accused of shooting Fimognari in […]




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FBI helping Church murder investigation

| January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN — City police are still investigating the slaying of an elderly woman at a South Side church but are getting a little help with forensic elements in the case. Capt. Rod Foley, chief of detectives, said the department has elicited help from the FBI in analyzing forensics associated with the shooting of 80-year-old Angeline […]




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Mourners honor slain parishioner

| January 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – Two services were held Wednesday, one for a grieving family and another for a parish, both shocked that death and violence have struck so close to their place of worship. "In her love, she would have forgiven the one who killed her," the Rev. Nicholas Shori of St. Paul Church in New Middletown […]




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Police: Leads in church shooting

| January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



YOUNGSTOWN – Tips are coming in, and the search continues for the man who shot and killed an 80-year-old woman on Saturday in a parking lot after church services. Meanwhile, a special Mass and funeral services will be conducted this morning for Angeline Fimognari. According to Youngstown police reports, police received a tip Monday about […]




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After-Mass slaying rattles Ohio Catholic church

| January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment



(01-26) 15:04 PST Youngstown, Ohio (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop asked parishioners not to abandon their church after an 80-year-old woman was killed during a robbery after a weekend Mass. Angeline Fimognari was shot in the head shortly after leaving St. Dominic's Parish on Saturday morning in Youngstown's South Side neighborhood. Police believe she […]




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Police Offer $10k For Clues in St. Dominic Murder

| January 26, 2010 | 1 Comment



As Youngstown police scoured the neighborhood around St. Dominic's Church, reaction to the murder of Angeline Fimognari over the weekend ranged from shock to anger. Councilwoman Janet Tarpley, whose 6th Ward includes the church neighborhood, said Fimognari's murder was unnecessary. Mayor Jay Williams called the suspect "depraved" and "a coward." Hoping to lure clues, city […]




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