Two bodies found in a rural area near Washougal, Washington are believed to be that of missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart. The mom's ex-boyfriend, Kirkland Warren, is considered a person of interest.
"When he saw his 41-year-old wife and her 33-year-old lover at the house, he returned home and killed both of them,” Harris County prosecutors said of 46-year-old Jordy Husein Suljanovic, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
“A key piece of evidence in this case came from the victim herself: She named [Alejandro] Arellano as the offender before she succumbed to her injuries,” First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter said of 26-year-old Samantha Maldonado.
Alfreda Fluker, who was once a Birmingham police detective, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Kanisha Fuller and the attempted murder of Fluker's long-time boyfriend and fellow cop, Mario Theodore White.
Richard Wendell Sotka Jr. allegedly told investigators he “completely lost it” after he walked in on his girlfriend, Rhonda Cegelski, and her friend, Paula O’Connor having sex. Police haven't corroborated his motive.
Lawyers representing the family of Gabby Petito say the damning selfie — taken just as someone called 911 to report her as the victim of intimate partner violence — proves Moab police failed to protect the young woman before her eventual murder.