first_imgiStock/kali9(PHOENIX) —  A Phoenix man is charged with four murders and multiple assaults after allegedly killing his wife, two of their children and a friend over apparent suspicions that his wife was having an affair with his brother — who was not among the victims, officials said this week.While in custody, suspect Austin Smith told police that “in God’s eyes it was alright for him to deal with someone in this manner who been involved in adultery or an extramarital affair,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson at a press conference on Friday. “Under his religious beliefs he believes that it was okay.”It’s unclear what religion Smith practices, Thompson said.On Thursday, police were called to the scene of an apartment complex in Glendale, Arizona — a city about nine miles northwest of downtown Phoenix — where they found the body of Ron Freeman, 46, as well as an unidentified woman, 47, with multiple gunshot wounds and an unidentified man with unspecified injuries.Police said they apprehended Smith, 30, fleeing that scene. Once in police custody, he allegedly led authorities to the scene of an even more horrific crime — at his own home.Officials said that Smith had returned home from a local bar around 8 p.m., full of suspicion over the perceived infidelity and confronted his wife, who denied the accusation.Authorities said the only survivor at Smith’s family home was the couple’s 3-year-old daughter.“It it from my understanding that he elected not to shoot the 3-years-old, she was under the bed when officers got to her,” said Thompson.He then headed to Glendale and shot Freeman after the family friend told Smith he would be crazy to believe his wife was cheating on him, according to authorities.Inside Smith’s car, police found a 9mm handgun, a .45 caliber handgun and a .223 caliber rifle they believe were used in the shootings, according to the probable cause statement.Smith was charged on Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court for the quadruple murder and held on $2 million bail. He is also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgThe new programmable Kemper President Mixer can be used to mix doughs, pastes and batters, says supplier Eurobake (Lostock, Bolton). It also handles a range of volumes and, with an intensive mixing action, the mixer achieves evenly kneaded doughs in a short time, adds the firm.The Kemper President is a stand-alone, spiral mixer with a wheel-out bowl and is available in capacities ranging from 75kg to 250kg. The mixer comes with the option of 99 pre-set programmes and a 40 mixing-step memory. The hydraulic head-raising mechanism and bowl-locking system secure the bowl tightly for stability. Simple bowl positioning combined with a lifting and tilting device alleviate the heavy workload of dough handling.last_img


first_img Despite ongoing difficulties around the redevelopment of Casement Park – a proposed venue for the event – Stormont ministers have reaffirmed their desire to see Ireland host the sporting spectacle. Arlene Foster said: “The Northern Ireland Executive is fully committed to providing all the necessary support required by the bid team to ensure the delivery of a compelling, world class bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.” Press Association The Northern Ireland Executive is committed to delivering a “compelling” bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the First Minister has said. center_img The comments were made as members of the bid’s oversight board, including former Tanaiste Dick Spring and Irish rugby international Brian O’Driscoll – one of the world’s most capped international players – visited Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium, another proposed venue for some fixtures. Also at the meeting was Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who said everyone must “go the extra mile” to secure success. “A Rugby World Cup in Ireland would prove to be a hugely attractive destination for rugby supporters from throughout the world and we would relish the opportunity to welcome them to one of the world’s major sports gatherings, the Rugby World Cup, in 2023,” he said. “I am confident, with the co-operation already in evidence between both governments, sporting bodies and the general public, Ireland would deliver a hugely successful tournament for World Rugby.” Last week the Northern Ireland Assembly was told that delays around work at Casement Park were creating a bad impression for bid organisers. Plans have been effectively stalled since the High Court overturned a decision to approve a 38,000-capacity stadium in 2014. The judge found that Environment Minister Mark H Durkan acted unlawfully in granting permission a year earlier following a legal challenge by residents living close to the stadium. However, Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin has repeatedly insisted that a new stadium will be built. She said: “A redeveloped Casement Park is a Programme for Government commitment and integral to the bid for 2023. “I remain committed to ensuring that we deliver on that commitment and I am confident we will do so.” last_img read more


first_imgThe defending champion was on 1-over par when play was suspended last night in Paris.Germany’s Max Kieffer leads by a shot on 4-under par – but he also has to finish his first round this morning.last_img


first_imgGhana’s only representative in the CAF Confederations Cup, SC Medeama were this afternoon subjected to severe backlash by their Congolese counterparts AC Leopards as they lost by two unanswered goals in the 1st leg of the 1/8 stage of the competition.Both goals came via penalties as the defense of Medeama conceded three penalties throughout the game, but the home team only managed to score two of them.SC Medeama started the game on a high note dictating the pace for a considerable amount of the game but the defense gave little account of them as they failed to compliment the efforts of the strikers and the midfielders an action that saw them concede three penalties during the course of the game.However, SC Medeama still has another chance to redeem their image and book qualification to the ‘money zone’, as both teams will be locking horns again in the 2nd leg of the competition next week Sunday at the Essipong stadium.last_img read more