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A 23-year-old man was ordered held without bail Tuesday in the death of his estranged wife's boyfriend.
Anthony T. Utterback was charged with second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony for allegedly stabbing Ryan P. O'Donnell early Friday. Police arrested Utterback soon after the incident in South Omaha.
Officers found O'Donnell injured near 40th and Y Streets shortly after midnight. The victim was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
A prosecutor told Douglas County Judge Sheryl Lohaus that Utterback had confronted O'Donnell, who was dating his estranged wife. Utterback allegedly pulled a knife and O'Donnell grabbed a crowbar.
The prosecutor said that Utterback stabbed O'Donnell with the knife and that O'Donnell struck back with the crowbar. Utterback appeared in court on crutches.
Both O'Donnell and Utterback have lived in Bellevue, but police did not release their current addresses.
O'Donnell's slaying was Omaha's fifth homicide of 2013. Police have made arrests in three of the cases.
A man wanted on a California parole violation warrant has been arrested in Las Vegas on a murder count in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Metro Police said.
Ricardo Glasgow, 53, of Los Angeles and his girlfriend Sharron Jones, 49, had been arguing Sunday night at a home in the 1500 block Silver Knoll Avenue, Metro Police said in a report released Tuesday.
Witnesses alleged that Glasgow threatened Jones with a knife earlier in the evening and said, “Nobody in this house can save you” and “you’re going to die,” according to the report.
Shortly after, Glasgow grabbed another knife from the kitchen, police said. Two women in the home saw Glasgow stab Jones multiple times with the knife, the report said.
The two witnesses tried to stop Glasgow by throwing things at him, but they were unsuccessful, the report said. They called police and fled to the roof, fearing Glasgow would turn the knife on them, police said.
Officers arrived at the home about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and saw the two women on the roof and Glasgow in the front yard, police said. His shirt had blood on it, and when police called to him, he went back inside, the report said.
When officers entered the home, they heard Glasgow say, “Come get me,” and “come see what I’m doing,” the report said.
The officers found Glasgow standing over Jones with a large knife, the report said. Glasgow didn’t obey the officers’ commands to surrender, forcing them to use a stun gun to subdue him, police said.
Jones, of southern California, was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 3:04 a.m. Monday.
Glasgow was wanted on California warrant for a parole violation stemming from an attempted murder charge in 2005, police said.
Glasgow was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on counts of murder with a deadly weapon, kidnapping with a deadly weapon, resisting police with a deadly weapon, and the fugitive warrant.
A suspect has been arrested in the Monday night shooting of a young mother found dead in the driveway of a DeKalb County home.
Carlos Jerome Simpson, 23, who lived at the Eagles Nest Circle home where the shooting occurred, was booked into the DeKalb jail early Tuesday, charged with felony murder, according to jail records.
Simpson’s sister, Lawana Simpson, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the victim, identified by police as 20-year-old Shikhira Dunson, was her brother’s girlfriend and the mother of his 10-month-old child.
Dunson was shot during an argument, according to DeKalb police Assistant Chief J.W. Conroy.
“Last night, I was bathing my kids and my son came in and said they were arguing,” Lawana Simpson said.
She said her brother went outside, and Dunson “came outside and was messing with him.”
“I didn’t know that my brother had the gun,” Lawana Simpson said. “He didn’t know it was going to go off.”
Lawana Simpson said her brother was pointing the gun at Dunson, and his girlfriend grabbed the gun and it fired. “She grabbed it and it happened quick,” she said.
Carlos Simpson drove away after the shooting, but was later arrested, Conroy said.
“It’s a tragedy,” said Charles Simpson, the suspect’s father.
“We loved her like she was our own,” he said of Dunson.
“This wasn’t no hate thing,” he said. “It just happened, and now she’s gone from us.”
The fatal shooting happened on the eve of the funeral for another of Charles Simpson’s children.
He said his oldest son, Charles Simpson Jr., was killed in prison earlier this month.
Charles Simpson Jr. was serving a sentence for aggravated assault when he died Feb. 10 during a scuffle at Smith State Prison near Glennville. His death is being investigated by the GBI.
Charles Simpson Jr.’s funeral is set for Tuesday afternoon at Emmanuel Spiritual Holy Temple in southeast Atlanta.
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WHIPPOORWILL, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a woman killed her boyfriend on the Navajo Nation after he told her to shoot him.
Carmelita Williams faces a second-degree murder charge.
She told authorities that her boyfriend had physically and verbally assaulted her last week in Whippoorwill. According to court documents, the boyfriend blocked the door of a hogan, gave Williams a pistol and told her she couldn't leave unless she shot him.
Williams says her boyfriend pointed the pistol at himself while she held it in her left hand. She then fired a round into his chest, holding her son in the other arm.
Williams told authorities she tried to call 911 but did not have cellphone service, and her relatives' phones didn't work either.
Her attorney did not immediately return a message left Wednesday.