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Long-Awaited Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger to Begin Tuesday With Jury Selection in What Could Be ‘A Circus’

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Former Police Chief, Librarian Charged with Plotting to Kidnap, Torture, Rape and Kill Women

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two men were arrested Monday on charges of conspiracy to kidnap, torture, rape and kill woman and children in an elaborate, twisted plot, the FBI announced.

Charged were Richard Meltz, chief of police for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Bedford, Massachusetts Veteran Affairs Medical Center, and Robert Christopher Asch, a former high school librarian.

“The bone-chilling conduct alleged in this complaint is a chronicle of sadism and depravity that includes the defendants’ very real steps to carry out their plans to kidnap, torture, rape, and kill the women and children they targeted,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a press release. “As alleged, Richard Meltz and Robert Christopher Asch assiduously planned their plot in detailed conversations and alternately served as advisers and facilitators of the plan—Meltz provided ‘strategic advice,’ and Asch conducted surveillance and provided supplies including leather ties, a sleeping agent, instruments of torture, and a Taser gun. The only thing that stood between these alleged kidnappers and their horrifying plot was the outstanding investigative teamwork of the FBI and the prosecutors in this office.”

Agents said the men provided an undercover agent with a ski mask, hyper dermic needles, leather ties, chrome forceps and other supplies to help in the plot.

Ex-Justice of Peace Questioned in Slayings of Two Texas County Prosecutors

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A 46-year-old man questioned in the killings of two Texas county prosecutors remained behind bars Sunday following an arrest on charges of making a terrorist threat, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Investigators have questioned Eric Williams, a former justice of the peace, several times but authorities have not identified him as a suspect in the murder of Assistant District Attorney Mark Haase or the slayings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife. 

“We have not named any suspects, prime suspects, or persons of interest in the case,” Lt. Justin Lewis, a spokesman with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office, said on Sunday. “The investigation continues and all leads and tips continue to be worked.”

Arizona Man Eludes Capture Twelve Years After Murdering Family

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Twelve years after Robert Fisher slaughtered his family and burned them in his Arizona home, the FBI is still searching, KTVK-3TV in Phoenix reports.

Fisher is one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitives, and he has eluded capture ever since the crime.

“We continue to believe he is alive,” said Mark Hoffman, Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI.

Hoffman said Fisher will remain on the list until he is captured or dead.

“He has ties to Arizona, New Mexico and Florida,” Hoffman told KTVK-3TV. “We look at all possibilities he will not be taken off the top ten until we have definitive proof either he is alive and we captured him or he is dead, we’ll continue to look.”

Family Urges FBI to Handle Fatal Shootings of Prosecutors in Texas

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Family members grieving the murder of a Texas prosecutor and his wife want the FBI to take over the investigation, KMOV 4 St. Louis reports.

Family of Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were fatally shot in their home March 31, two months after a prosecutor from the same office was shot to death.

The family wants the FBI to investigate all three deaths.

“The family’s pretty much at the edge of its seat with some anger at this point that more was not being done,” family spokesman Chris Heisler said. “The reward money that’s out right now is $200,000. I think that’s insignificant.”

The family wants the reward to be $1 million.

Justice Department to Review Case of Cops Who Framed Mentally Challenged Teen

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Anthony Caravella, who is mentally challenged, served 26 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit in Florida, and the two Miramar cops who framed him may never see time behind bars, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The case drew the attention of the Justice Department after a civil lawsuit ended last week in a $7 million payout to the victim, who was a teenager when sent to prison.

“We are aware of the [Caravella] matter and are assessing it,” Dena Iverson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., wrote in an email to the Sun-Sentinel Friday.

DNA testing eliminated Caravella as a suspect in the rape and murder he was convicted of committing, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Others are concerned that more innocent people are locked up because of shoddy evidence and lies.

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FBI Probes Possible Ties Between High-Profile Killings in Texas, Colorados

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI is investigating whether two high-profile killings in Texas and Colorado are connected, Reuters reports.

A masked gunman killed Texas Prosecutor Mark Hasse in Kaufman, Tex. as he walked to his car Jan. 31, Reuters reported. On Jan. 19, Colorado Prison Chief Tom Clements was killed in El Paso County in Colorado.

“The Dallas and Denver offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are comparing the homicides of Mark Hasse and Tom Clements to determine if there is any evidence linking the two crimes,” Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh told Reuters.

Director Colorado Dept. of Corrections is Murdered

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