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MEMPHIS – A former Memphis police officer fired last year for intimidation of a motorist has been indicted on unrelated rape charges, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Tuesday.
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MEMPHIS - Mar. 5, 2014 - Two teenagers pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the shooting of an elderly woman who was then forced to crawl through the house to retrieve her purse for them, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS, TN – A 35-year-old man was convicted Friday for the second time in a 2004 shooting in Frayser that left one man dead and another wounded.
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MEMPHIS, TN - Friday July 26, 2013 – Anthony Webster (age 29) pled guilty as charged to four (4) counts of aggravated sexual battery of three children under age of thirteen.
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MEMPHIS, TN – January 24th, 2013 - A jury in Criminal Court Division I convicted Jennifer Irby of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
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MEMPHIS, TN – September 5th, 2012 – Two (2) former Memphis Animal Shelter employees pled guilty as charged to a total of six (6) counts of aggravated animal cruelty.
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MEMPHIS, TN – On Thursday, August 30th, 2012, a Shelby County jury convicted Kenneth Spencer, of first degree murder.
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MEMPHIS, TN – On Friday, July 20th, 2012, a Shelby County jury convicted Richard Dickerson, age 25, of second degree murder of Jacklyn Miller.
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March 9, 2012 - A Shelby County jury has convicted Warren Hildred, age 55, of second degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Stephanie Brown in front of his home in South Memphis last February.
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On Friday, January 6th, 2012, Norman Benjamin, a former Memphis police officer admitted that he lied about shooting himself and plead guilty to five criminal counts including soliciting a murder for hire.
On Thursday, January 5th, a criminal information was filed on behalf of Norman Benjamin. In a criminal information, the defendant waives his right to preliminary hearing and the Grand Jury process, and agrees to face a judge on stated charges.
In his criminal information, Benjamin was charged with solicitation to commit first degree murder, delivering a controlled substance to a minor under 18 years of age, false offense reporting of attempted murder, felony reckless endangerment and providing a handgun to a juvenile. He agreed to a sentence of eight years in prison.
On September 3, 2011, Benjamin was shot while on duty as a sergeant with the Memphis Police Department's Auto-Theft Bureau. He provided information that an unidentified male hispanic had shot him. Days later, Benjamin admitted that he shot himself. As the investigation unfolded, investigators determined that Benjamin had purchased a pink revolver for a 17-year-old girl, and tried to hire a hit man to kill the girl's boyfriend. He also plead guilty to giving drugs to the girl, filing a false report and felony reckless endangerment.
Honorable Judge Paula Skahan presided over the case.
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