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This Week On America’s Most Wanted

Hendersonville, North CarolinaJAIME AROCHE… In 2005, a Hendersonville, N.C. teenager found her mother’s dead body under a pile of dirty blankets in their home. Her mother’s boyfriend, Jaime Aroche, was charged with the murder. Now, AMW is teaming up with cops to help find him.

Jaime Aroche

Middletown, Rhode IslandJAMES BELL … Parents near Providence, R.I., were in for the shock of their lives when they found out that James Bell — the trusted gymnastics coach at a local YMCA — was accused of molesting their children. What’s more, cops say this is just one incident in a long history of sexual abuse and manipulation. Now, Bell has disappeared, and police are on the manhunt for a predator who they say is responsible for victimizing girls across the country.

James Bell

Clovis, CaliforniaLOVEKESH KUMAR… Cops say in 2003, when Lovekesh Kumar’s wife left him to move in with her parents, Kumar killed her and her mother. A short time later, in an apparent suicide attempt, police say Kumar threw himself into oncoming traffic in a busy California street before jumping into a car to escape.

Lovekesh Kumar

British Columbia, CanadaKEVIN VERMETTE… In 1997, cops say Kevin Vermette started an argument with four fellow local gym users about the fitness room’s musical selection. When the argument escalated, instead of taking his aggression out on the punching bags, police say Vermette killed the men in cold blood.

Kevin Vermette

Weld County, ColoradoDARRIN DEVOE… Cops say Darin DeVoe was good at making friends. So good in fact, that they say he convinced 19 financially desperate people to invest their money in a fraudulent scam that in the end would only benefit DeVoe and his businesses. But now, cops say this con-artist’s luck has run out. And after a grand jury handed down an indictment, he hit the road.

Darrin Devoe

East Tremont, New YorkANTHONY VELEZ… Police say when Anthony Velez got into a fight over a drug dealer’s territory in East Tremont, N.Y., he lost big time and left with a bruised ego. A week later, cops say Velez was ready for a rematch, but this time, he wasn’t going to lose.

Anthony Velez

Winnebago County, WisconsinVINCENT BOYD… Vincent Boyd, a convicted sex offender, is accused of molesting his own cousins in 2003. Two years later, police say Boyd did it again. Now, cops in Wisconsin have come to America’s Most Wanted for help in bringing him to justice.

Vincent Boyd

Rancho Cucamonga, CaliforniaGEORGE AND LYNDA TAYLOR KILLER… Moments after returning home from dinner, Los Angeles County Judge George Taylor was shot and killed by an unknown assailant while he sat in his car. When George’s wife, Lynda, rushed outside to see what happened – she too was murdered in cold blood. Now, cops are searching for clues in hopes of finding their killer.

Concord, North CarolinaSUNDROP HOMICIDE… Police are looking for the person who killed two people in a robbery at the Concord, N.C. Sundrop Bottling Company last June. Longtime employee Donna Barnhardt and job applicant Darrell Noles were shot to death, and the man who murdered them is still on the run.

Sundrop Homicide

Houston, TexasHAPPY PHAM…Cops in Houston, Texas have been searching for 24-year-old Happy Tran Pham for more than two years. They say Pham was “unhappy” because the girl he was dating went back with her old boyfriend. Houston detectives believe Pham’s jealousy led to the murder of 29-year-old Pierre Mai, and they have surveillance video of the crime.

Happy Pham

Peoria, Arizona2009 AMW ALL-STAR WINNER… William Weigt, a detective with the Peoria, Ariz. Police Department, has been chosen as the 2009 America’s Most Wanted All-Star Contest Grand Prize Winner. Weigt, who was paralyzed from the chest down after being shot by a suspect, will be profiled as the nation’s top first responder on AMW this Saturday night.

2009 AMW ALL-STAR WINNER

This Week On America’s Most Wanted

Albuquerque, New Mexico WESLEY WILLIAMS CAPTURE… An airing of AMW has helped solve one of New Mexico’s biggest murder mysteries. Police are charging Wesley Williams with a murder that went unsolved for nine years: the shooting death of Sandra Jean Brady, whose unidentified body was discovered buried in the desert outside Albuquerque.

Wesley Williams Capture

NationwideGANG TECC Most Wanted…With the rise in gang-related violence becoming a problem nationwide, America’s Most Wanted is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Gang TECC unit to announce a new “Most Wanted” list containing the worst of the worst gang bangers in the country. In addition to the announcement in the broadcast, information about the twelve fugitives will be unveiled on AMW.com this Saturday, April, 25th at 9 p.m. ET.

FloridaJulio Bonachea… Julio Bonachea is wanted for violent home invasions, armed robberies, attempted murder and for escaping from prisons in two different countries. Authorities across the state of Florida — and overseas — need your help to find him.

Stone Mountain, Georgia DERRICK YANCEY…Authorities say former DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy Derrick Yancey murdered his wife and another man, and then fled. He hasn’t been seen since he cut off his ankle monitoring device. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Derrick Yancey

Woodstock, OntarioVictoria Stafford MISSING… Police in Canada have released a composite sketch of the woman seen on surveillance video with abducted 8-year-old Tori Stafford. While authorities have been searching local waterways and canvassing neighborhoods near Tori’s home, cops say that the search for the little girl has expanded beyond Woodstock, Ontario.

Victoria Stafford

Albuquerque, New MexicoMystery Beneath the Mesa… When an Albuquerque resident and her dog went for a walk on the city’s West side, the stroll took a grotesque turn when they found a human bone. The discovery would eventually lead investigators to what has become the nation’s largest crime scene, spreading out over 100 acres. So far, the remains of eleven women and one unborn child have been unearthed from the desert, and cops have no leads to who might be responsible.

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Dunce’s Corner: Frederick Russell had a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 and killed 3 people; sentenced to 14 years in prison

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                                                      Frederick Russell in court

Victims:
Stacy Morrow, 21
Brandon Clements, 22
Ryan Sorenson, 21

This is the kind of story that really angers me for several reasons. 3 young people (named above) lost their lives due to another young person who decided that it was okay to drive while intoxicated. And drunk he was! 2 hours after the accident, Frederick Russell had a blood alcohol level of 0.12! Can you imagine what it was at the time of the accident? The pictures from this 4 car collision was horrible to look at. 3 people died violently at the hands of this man who chose to drive while drunk. But during the sentencing, after their families talked about their loss, his family talked about what a good person he was and how unfair this was. Are you kidding me? He was such a good person that he drove while intoxicated and killed 3 people. That is indeed a good, intelligent person, huh? What kind of parents condone this kind of behavior? His apparently did, because they never once spoke about the victims, just their precious son who is STILL ALIVE. Were the other parents that lucky that day? No, they were not. OH, yeah, he also ran from justice and went to Ireland, where he had a girlfriend who begged the court to let him come back to Ireland so they could start a family. Now that took some nerve honestly. He needs to take responsibility for his actions, the actions that affected so many families and people that loved the victims. Personally, I do not believe that 14 years was a long enough sentence.

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Russell sentenced to 14 years in prison for accident that killed three WSU students
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Frederick Russell finally heading to trial

AMW All-Star Press Release: Fredericksburg, VA Cop Becomes Finalist in AMW All-Star Contest

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Fredericksburg, VA Cop Becomes Finalist in AMWAll-Star Contest

April 8, 2009 – A police officer from Fredericksburg, Virginia whose quick thinking helped end a tense and violent confrontation has been chosen by the public as the latest finalist in the 2009 America’s Most Wanted All-Star Contest, sponsored by Sprint. The iconic crime-fighting TV show’s contest recognizes outstanding achievements by first responders nationwide.

While on evening patrol of June 6, 2008, Officer Joe Young became was called to a domestic violence call involving an armed suspect. As another officer pursued the gun man, Officer Young decided to distract the suspect by opening the door of his cruiser with the radio blaring. It worked – and Officer Young was then able to place himself between the armed suspect and the entrance to his intended victim’s apartment. As the suspect attempted to return to the apartment, Officer Young confronted him and gunshots were exchanged. The suspect was wounded in the gun battle, and then took his own life. It was later discovered that the suspect had killed another officer.

Joe Young received the Officer of the Year award from the Fredericksburg Police Department for his heroic actions that day, and he and the slain officer were awarded the department’s first-ever Medals of Honor.

Officer Joe Young becomes the seventh of eight weekly finalists chosen by the public in this year’s AMW All-Star Contest. Any first responder, such as police, firefighter or EMT, is eligible for the contest, and any member of the public can vote for their favorite first responder online at AMW.com.

Each weekly finalist will be profiled on America’s Most Wanted (Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX). Through their online votes, the public will choose the grand-prize winner. In May, AMW Host John Walsh will present the 2009 AMW All-Star winner with a check for $10,000 at the NASCAR SPRINT Cup Series™ All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Members of the public may vote for their favorite first responder once a day, every day. Finalist voting runs through April 12, and the grand-prize winner voting will run April 16-May 5.

This Week On America’s Most Wanted

Jesus “Chuy” Canales: Family members tell AMW that Lucy Preciado was tired of her lazy husband fighting and mistreating their children, and that she was moving out of their home. But he refused to let her go, and cops say he impaled her with a sword right in front of their kids. Investigators believe their suspect may have fled as far as El Salvador and they need your help in tracking him down.

Jesus “Chuy” Canales

Jeremy Dunn: America’s Most Wanted has worked to solve some of the coldest cases in America, but one murder investigation would lead cops to seven other unsolved slayings. Right now, watch this week’s five-part online series going behind the scenes with an exclusive look at the captures produced by AMW’s Evan Marshall.

Jeremy Dunn

Edward LeBlanc: Friends and family say Kristin Miner was a shy, thoughtful and caring person who often doted on her friends’ children. In 2007, Kristin had fallen on tough times when she made a new friend, a man named Edward LeBlanc. However, when Kristin turned up dead, authorities traced the clues to back to LeBlanc, who is now the prime suspect in her murder.

Edward LeBlanc

Martin Gonzalez: On an Autumn morning in 2008, a barrage of bullets rang out in a Holbrook, Ariz. mobile home. Cops say the assailant killed one, injured three others and is hiding out somewhere in the American Southwest.

Martin Gonzalez

Rickey Robbins: Police in South Bend, Indiana tell AMW that a man who looks like Rickey Allen Robbins is actually not the serial sex offender. Multiple times in the last few weeks, authorities say that someone resembling Robbins has been spotted at the Indiana University South Bend Campus — first in a parking garage and then in an administration building. Now, the manhunt for the serial sex offender continues and authorities believe he could be somewhere on the West Coast.

Rickey Robbins

Juan Acevedo: Authorities in Arizona are on the lookout for Juan Salvador Acevedo, a man who they say broke into a Phoenix townhouse and attempted to molest two young siblings. Acevedo’s rap sheet also includes an arrest for peeping at another young girl and cops believe he could be continuing his antics.

Juan Acevedo

Jeffrey Marshall: When the short courtship of Elizabeth “Lynne” Waterson and Jeffrey Marshall ended, the ambitious, beautiful Lynne continued to deflect Marshall’s unwanted advances. For months, cops say an obsessed Marshall stalked his former girlfriend and refused to take no for an answer until one day in April 2007, when he took his twisted infatuation to a deadly breaking point.

Jeffrey Marshall

Sandra Cantu: To those who know her, 8-year-old Sandra Cantu is the epitome of the friendly, personable girl next door, but friends and family members hope that someone didn’t take advantage of the second grader’s trusting nature. Cops in Tracy, Calif. say Sandra went missing on March 28, 2009 and now the FBI has joined the effort to find her.

Sandra Cantu

Carvell Baker Killer: Cops in West Los Angeles are trying to piece together a murder mystery involving a homeless man and the man who shot him in cold blood. Luckily, authorities were able to get surveillance video of the murderer before and after the incident, and they hope that the public can help identify a killer.

Carvell Baker Killer

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Wendale Davis Killer: Wendale Davis, 16, was known as ‘Sweets,’ and to those who knew him, the name was a perfect fit. On April 23, 2006, Wendale was talking with a female friend outside her Bakersfield, Calif. home when a car driven by gang members rolled up looking for trouble.

Wendale Davis Killer

Wendale Davis Foundation: The Wendale Davis Foundation was born out of a senseless murder, and now uses that tragedy as a platform to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth in the community of Bakersfield, Calif. and beyond.

Wendale Davis Foundation

Kisha Rutledge: Milton, Ga. police say escort service owner Kisha “Key” Rutledge had one of her clients killed because he was paying his prostitutes directly, cutting out the vicious madam’s commission. Cops say they need your help to bring Rutledge to justice.

Kisha Rutledge

Michael and Teven Collins: Cops say a sex offender and his fugitive son are on the run after beating a cross-country skier nearly to death in the forest.

Michael and Teven Collins

Jessica Martinez: It’s a 19-year-old question that still plagues the family of a murdered little girl, and authorities in Bakersfield, Calif. haven’t given up hope. On May 10, 1990, Jessica Martinez vanished while playing near her home, before the 4-year-old’s body was found in a field, nearly 15 miles from home.

Jessica Martinez

Mark Everett: Former child star Mark Everett has been identified by authorities as the man at the center of a deadly police standoff in a Los Angeles suburb on December 23, 2008. Investigators say Everett, 39, took his 7-year-old son, Benjamin, on the run after the 2004 murder of the child’s mother — Everett’s ex-girlfriend. Now, the FBI tells AMW that Everett was killed when police attempted to rescue Benjamin and take the fugitive father into custody.

Mark Everett

Duncan and Jack Connolly: An AMBER alert has been issued in Illinois for 7-year-old Jack Connolly. Cops say Jack, and his 9-year-old brother, Duncan, were abducted by their father, 40-year-old Michael Connolly.

Duncan and Jack Connolly

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This Week On America’s Most Wanted

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Unknown Ben Bradley Killer: Benjamin Bradley was an was extraordinary snowboarder. Just before his 29th birthday, Ben was killed on his way to a Wyoming ski resort. But his one-of-a-kind snowboard is still missing, and finding it could help police crack this murder mystery wide open.

Unknown Ben Bradley Killer

Darak Williams: Cops in Pennsylvania say Darak Williams and Kashema Reddish, who have been on the run since Feb. 21, 2008, now face first-degree and third-degree murder charges, respectively, in connection with the death of Reddish’s 3-year-old daughter, Kavannah Salvador.

Darak Williams

John Snyder: As John Snyder’s marriage crumbled, cops say his sanity went along with it: police tell AMW that he’s a neo-Nazi activist, and he committed one of the most violent and depraved sexual assaults they’ve ever seen.

John Snyder

Adrian Gonzalez-Cruz: Authorities in Arizona say Adrian Cruz is a vicious child predator who was serving life in prison for raping and impregnating a 9-year-old girl, but escaped from a county courthouse. Cops say he’s a parent’s worst nightmare, and has stalked his young victims while working on local ice cream trucks.

Adrian Gonzalez-Cruz

Kashema Reddish: Cops in Pennsylvania say Darak Williams and Kashema Reddish, who have been on the run since Feb. 21, 2008, now face first-degree and third-degree murder charges, respectively, in connection with the death of Reddish’s 3-year-old daughter, Kavannah Salvador.

Kashema Reddish

NEXT WEEK:

Unknown Baby Bones Killer: The skeletal remains of a child authorities know only as “Baby Bones” were found in the woods of New Jersey, and cops are working to figure out who she was.

Unknown Baby Bones Killer

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