All posts tagged: Tom Shamshak

Crime Wire Investigates Discusses the Petit and Blagojevich Verdicts

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire   In a 2007 Connecticut home invasion that occurred at the residence of Dr. William Petit, the doctor’s wife and two daughters were murdered at the hands of two paroled burglars. The second perpetrator, Joshua Komisarjevsky, will join his accomplice, Steven Hayes, on death row. The jury handed down their death penalty decision late last week. The Legacy of The Petit Family Foundation Please donate to the Petit Family Foundation.  You will find no better reasons to give your time and dollars!   The second case discussion will focus on the recent sentencing of former Governor Rod Blagojevich who received a sentence of 14 years for trying to sell President O’Bama’s senate seat. “At the time of his arrest, two years into his second term, court-authorized wiretaps caught Blagoyevich offering Obama’s Senate seat in exchange for favors, including a job with a non-profit or a union, corporate posts for his wife, campaign contributions or even a post in …

Crime Wire Investigates! What’s Up With Coaches?

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire Crime Wire Team members Vito Colucci, Jr. and Tom Shamshak will be hosting the discussion Tuesday, November 29.  Taking a look at the headlines surrounding the scandals about well known sports coaches! Crime Wire will be analyzing three high profile cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and sexual improprieties allegedly committed by sports coaches. These three cases are the buzz of the media and have caught the attention of the entire nation. The first case to be analyzed is that of Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky who is facing 40 counts of sexual abuse. The second case involves allegations against Bernie Fine, the associate head basketball coach at Syracuse University. The third case involves allegations against Michael Pickering, a former coach of the freshman high school football team in Westport, Ct. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gIOavgmJxAcxQHYGOHllDMXRTruQ?docId=dca2d9939b7242 http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/7248184/syracuse-police-investigating-bernie-fine-molesting-boy-1980s http://weston-ct.patch.com/articles/westport-football-coach-s-motive-and-confession http://www.imaginepublicity.com

Crime Wire Investigates: Oklahoma Unsolved

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire On June 8, 2008 the tiny town of Weleetka, Oklahoma was rocked to it’s core when two young girls, Skyla Whitaker, 11, and Taylor Placker, 13, best friends, were found shot to death while walking along County Line Rd.   The tragic case brought immediate national media attention and an aggressive investigation, OSBI and FBI included.  Hundreds of tips and suspects later, the case may be closer to a resolution as agents are honing in on a specific gun purchased at a gun show. On July 15, 2011, Ashley Celeste Taylor, 23, was reported missing from Okmulgee, OK, a town near Weleetka, supposedly after an argument with her fiance, Kevin Sweat.  Sweat was subsequently arrested and confessed to her murder, telling officials that her remains were buried off of Highway 75.  In early August, 2011, searchers found human bone fragments, pieces of clothing and glasses consistent with Ashley’s on the property of Kevin …

Crime Wire Investigates: 40 Years to Justice

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire Crime Wire will devote a full hour to a story about a grandson who found his grandfather’s killer after more than 40 years. Dr. Clem Pellett, an oral surgeon who lives in Washington State, will share an old family story that focuses on two men: Clarence Pellett…a grandfather that Dr. Clem Pellett never knew…and a drifter named Frank Dryman. On April 4, 1951, Clarence Pellett picked up hitchhiker near Shelby Montana. The hitchhiker was Dryman, then a 19 year old drifter who was carrying a gun. Dryman shot and killed Clarence Pellett and left him by the side of a mountain road. Dryman took the car and drove to Canada where he was later arrested for the murder. After several trials and appeals, Dryman was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, then paroled in 1969. Less than two years after his parole, Dryman disappeared. Corrections authorities listed him as “absconded”. And …

Crime Wire Investigates Guests: Andy Thibault and Grace Caporino

Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire Joining the show is Andy Thibault, The Cool Justice Report, and Author, Law And Justice In Everyday Life, to discuss his fascinating work and lawsuit filed against the city of New Orleans Police Department surrounding the case of Gabe Caporino.  Read Andy’s full reports with documents here: http://cooljustice.blogspot.com/search?q=gabe+caporino  Also joining the show is Gabe Caporino’s widow, Grace Caporino. NEW ORLEANS, LA – Thirty seven years ago – with several police officers crowding her – Grace Caporino briefly touched and read a number of pages in a 3-inch-high stack of reports about her missing husband. After a few minutes, they forced her to leave. Today, the New Orleans Police Department still doesn’t want to know or hear anything about the Gabe Caporino case – or the reports. That’s why I filed a lawsuit Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 in the Parish of New Orleans. My attorney, Brett Prendergast, also filed a related motion to obtain all investigative files on behalf of Gabe Caporino’s family. …