It was 1997 when brothers, Donny and Sean Goecheus were murdered, shot execution style, inside their Chattanooga, TN home.
Although 17 years have passed without an arrest, detectives and the victims family are not giving up.
WRCB-TV now reports over the last 18 months, investigators have really hit the pavement hard and there is movement in the case.
Chattanooga Police Sgt. Bill Phillips tells WRCB-TV he is interviewing people from new leads and opening new doors. This activity is crucial, especially after the case experienced massive dry spells over the years.
Sean and Donny’s father, David Goetcheus has been very vocal with wanting to find justice for his only two boys.
He old WRCB-TV, “We can’t go to our grave without that. We can’t. You can’t accept that. You can’t lose your children and not have the people who did it held accountable for it.”
If you have any information on this cold case, please contact Crimestoppers.
The information to you could be small, but to investigators could be the biggest lead they could potentially get. If you know anything please call: (423) 698-3333.
Read more: WRCB-TV
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Friday, August 1, 2014
Pedestrians sit near a memorial for Eric Garner erected near the site of his death, Saturday, July 19, 2014, The wife of a man who died after a police officer used an apparent chokehold to bring him to the ground during an arrest burst into tears Saturday at a Harlem rally in his honor. Eric was confronted by police trying to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed, loose cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk, authorities said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK (AP) — A chokehold used by a white police officer on a black New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide.
Eric Garner, 43, whose videotaped confrontation with police has caused widespread outcry and calls by the Rev. Al Sharpton for federal prosecution, was killed by “the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police,” said medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer.
Asthma, heart disease and obesity were contributing factors, she said.
Chokeholds are prohibited by the New York Police Department. The case is being investigated by prosecutors on Staten Island, though Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Justice Department is “closely monitoring” the investigation.
The NYPD didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the medical examiner’s ruling. The officer who put Garner in the chokehold was stripped of his gun and badge pending the investigation, and another was placed on desk duty. Two paramedics and two EMTs were suspended without pay.
Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the officer appeared to have placed Garner in a chokehold and has ordered a top-to-bottom redesigning of use-of-force training in the NYPD.
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In provocative comments Thursday, Sharpton called for the officers to be charged criminally. Sharpton believes chokeholds are used disproportionately on minorities.
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Perpetrators, victim in Nampa home invasion robbery all arrested
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Black P-Stones Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
on Racketeering Conspiracy and Firearms Charges
Marcellus Williams, aka “Math,” “P-Shooter” and “Manny,” 27, of Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced today to serve 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for engaging in numerous gang-related crimes as a ranking member of the Black P-Stones, including shootings of rival gang members, robberies and drug dealing.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia and Special Agent in Charge Royce E. Curtin of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office made the announcement after sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.
According to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement,
Williams was a “First Superior” in the Black P-Stones, a
violent street gang also referred to as the P-Stone Bloods and Cobra Stones.
The Black P-Stones operated primarily in the Beechmont, Courthouse Green and Woodview neighborhoods in the Denbigh area of Newport News, Virginia, and its members engaged in various criminal activities including murders, robberies, drug trafficking and obstruction of justice.
As a First Superior, Williams directed and participated in the gang’s criminal activities, including robberies, attempted murder and marijuana sales.
According to the statement of facts, on April 27, 2008, Williams and other Black P-Stones members
participated in a broad-daylight shooting on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News targeting a rival gang member.
The rival was shot twice and injured in his mouth, neck and shoulder.
on Dec. 10, 2008, Williams and other Black P-Stones members retaliated against a rival gang member who exhibited disrespect toward Williams’s girlfriend.
Approximately seven to eight bullets were fired at the rival gang member’s home in Williamsburg, Virginia, with bullets ripping through the living room and front door while two people were inside.
on March 9, 2009, Williams and other Black P-Stones members shot at the home of a rival gang member in retaliation for a previous altercation.
The rival gang member and another individual were inside of the home during the shooting, and one bullet nearly struck one of the people inside.
Williams was charged in a superseding indictment on Dec. 9, 2013, and pleaded guilty on April 15, 2014, to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of possessing and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
The investigation was led by the FBI’s Safe Streets Peninsula Task Force, with the assistance of the Newport News Police Department, James City County Police Department, and the Virginia State Police.
The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys
Louis A. Crisostomo and Marianne Shelvey of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt of the Eastern District of Virginia.
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It was a creepy place for a casual encounter before there was a knife involved.
Two men met to have sex in the Oakland Cemetery but things took a turn for the worse when one of the men, 18-year-old Devante L. Johnson, decided to switch positions and ended up stabbing his sexual partner five times.
It was during the heat of passion the victim mentioned his ex-boyfriend and Johnson started stabbing him, saying “no one would have to worry about him” anymore. (Even creepier, right?)
The incident took place in a car and the victim was able to kick Johnson out of the vehicle, though he tried to regain access by climbing through a slightly open window.
Thankfully, the victim was able to escape from the cemetery alive, drive off and visit a hospital almost immediately. There, he was treated for five stab wounds: three to the chest and one on each arm. He also required surgery for internal injuries.
Johnson was arrested for attempted murder on Wednesday.