Man accused of strangling model told cops they fought over cocaine

ARDMORE, Pa. — A man accused in the strangulation death of a model said that he went to her apartment in an affluent Philadelphia suburb to sell her cocaine but that she refused to pay, and that a violent fight ensued, according to a statement read in court Friday.

“I panicked and was scared. I didn’t know what to do,” Jonathan Harris, 30, said in the statement. “I knew I was going to be in trouble.” The statement was read in court by Montgomery County Detective Todd Richard, who interviewed Harris while he was in custody, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Source: Man accused of strangling model told cops they fought over cocaine

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas – BBC News

A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes, reports say.

Officers were looking for Juan David Ortiz after a fifth woman escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.

Mr Ortiz fled but was arrested in a hotel parking lot in the city of Laredo.

Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said police believed Mr Ortiz had acted alone.

“The county, the city can rest assured we have the serial killer in custody,” Sheriff Cuellar said. He was quoted by the Laredo Times newspaper.

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‘Mariachi musician’ gunmen kill three in Mexico City – BBC News

The shooting happened on the edge of an area packed with mariachi bars popular with tourists.

Gunmen dressed as traditional mariachi musicians have killed at least three people and wounded at least seven in Mexico City.

The armed men opened fire at a road crossing on the edge of the Plaza Garibaldi, a major tourist attraction packed with mariachi bars, police said.

The gunmen then fled from the scene on motorbikes.

Plaza Garibaldi borders the notorious Tepito district, home to the violent La Union drugs gang.

Tepito has suffered a wave of violence over the last month after the gang’s presumed leader, Roberto Moyado Esparza – or El Betito – was arrested.

Source: ‘Mariachi musician’ gunmen kill three in Mexico City – BBC News

California shootings: Six dead in Bakersfield – BBC News

Six people have been killed in linked shootings in the city of Bakersfield in California, police say.

A man and his wife drove to a trucking business in the city, where the man shot dead two men and his wife.

The man then drove to another residence where he shot dead two more people.

After hijacking a vehicle with a woman and child in it, the man was then confronted by a deputy and shot himself dead. Police are still investigating the motives behind the killings.

Source: California shootings: Six dead in Bakersfield – BBC News

‘I hit your father with the baseball bat and he is dead’: police | PennLive.com

A woman admitted she killed her husband first to her son, then to police, according to court records.

The son immediately called the police, FOX 43 of York, Pa., reported.

When officers arrived, Deborah Ann Stephens of York Springs told them she killed her husband the night before. Now she’s facing a homicide charge, the station reported.

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Opinion | Pay Attention to the Killing of Mollie Tibbets

For many people, her murder will underscore the importance of putting Americans first.

We don’t yet know for sure if Rivera is guilty, but the tragedy of the scenario painted by the charges is explosive. The way many people see it, if a foreign national, apparently in the country illegally, kills an American citizen, it underscores the urgency of Trump’s message of putting Americans first. In other words, the murder of Mollie Tibbetts was not only ugly and evil, it was unnecessary and utterly preventable by government action

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