Two Women Rob Nun’s Rosary Beads at Gunpoint & More Crime News!

These are the crime stories making headlines today, August 22, 2016 …

  • Massachusetts police have arrested two women who they allege robbed a nun at knifepoint and stole her rosary beads. Quincy police say that Vanessa Young (above, left) approached a nun from the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent on Sunday afternoon holding a knife. While her accomplice Crystal Young (above, right) acted as a lookout, Young allegedly grabbed her victim’s bag. The nun had no money, so the women made off with her prayer beads. Both women have been charged with armed robbery. [New York Daily News]
  • Two minors in Thailand confess to murdering a transwoman. Pattaya police have announced the arrest of a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old student, both Thai nationals, for the murder of Amphol Kongsong, 28. Medics found Kongsong’s body on August 21 at the Little Court Condos after receiving reports of a decomposing corpse hidden under a bed in room 666. Authorities said they believed that the body had been in the room for three to four days. Police apprehended the teens at a bus terminal in Muang Chon Buri district. They told police they met their victim on Facebook, and after taking her to their hotel room, she pressured them to have sex — so they strangled her. [Pattaya One]
  • Shocking video footage allegedly shows a dentist charged with killing his girlfriend’s baby striking the fatal blow and then getting a slice of pizza. Bert Franklin, 35, has been charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 19-month old Lincoln Lewis, who died on July 17. The surveillance video was shot from the kitchen into the living room, so the view is partially blocked, but prosecutors say that the footage shows Franklin slamming Lewis to the ground, making a kicking motion, and then holding the baby’s limp body as he went to the kitchen for a slice of pizza. Franklin has claimed that the motions on camera were directed at a dog in the room, not the baby. The judge has denied bail, calling Franklin a “danger to the community.” [News Channel 4/YouTube]

  • 13 people have been shot at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Police responded to a report of shots fired at 19 Plymouth Street at around 1:30 A.M. on Sunday morning, and arrived to find 13 victims — most between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. One male sustained a gunshot wound to the face, and one female is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the face, police say. The victims are being treated at Bridgeport Hospital and also St. Vincent’s Hospital. Investigators say that they believe that the party was thrown for profit, and that there may be charges filed against the hosts. [NBC Connecticut]

  • A DUI suspect in Dallas is in even worse trouble after throwing pizza at a police officer. Police say that 44-year-old Sean Mulloy, who was arrested last week, showed up at the police station armed with a statue and a full box of pizza. Mulloy then began lashing out and throwing slices at the patrolman who originally booked him — and eventually had to be subdued with a stun gun. Mulloy is charged with aggravated and simple assault and resisting arrest, and remains in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing. [Nola.com]
    John Fisher [Photo: The John Fisher Show/Facebook]John Fisher [Photo: The John Fisher Show/Facebook]
  • An Alabama attorney and conservative talk-radio host has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine. John Fisher, Jr., a 48-year-old defense attorney in Tuscaloosa, was arrested Friday, according to police. Authorities say that Fisher and Christopher Shane Rushing, 42, were found in possession of two active meth labs. Agents with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force seized 369 grams of meth oil during the investigation, which began after agents got a tip that a suspect had dropped off a backpack containing items they believed to be part of a meth lab. Al.com reported that Fisher was active at Tea Party rallies and hosts The John Fisher Show, which is described on its Facebook page as “easily understood with no political correctness.” [Al.com]
  • Authorities in New Jersey have announced 40 arrests in connection with an ongoing child-pornography investigation. Operation Statewide was conducted over a six-month period by the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. All of the suspects are men, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Perrino said, and range in age from 20 to 72 years old. The charges include possession of child pornography and distribution of images and videos depicting children engaged sexual activities. [ABC 6]

Main image: Vanessa Young (left) and Crystal Young (right) [Photo: Quincy Police Department]