Man Killed Good Samaritans Because Daughter Laughed at Him: A Native American couple was shot and killed, and their daughter shot and wounded, after they stopped along a Montana roadside on Wednesday to help a man whose vehicle had run out of gas, all because the daughter "laughed" at the stranded motorist. Fox News reports that 18-year-old Jesus Deniz, a Mexican national and green card holder, shot and killed 51-year-old Jason Shane and 47-year-old Tana Shane, and shot and wounded their 26-year-old daughter Jorah Shane in the back as she fled, "because he was getting tired of waiting around, and because the daughter laughed at him." Deniz was out on bond after being arrested last month for burglary in Wyoming, but authorities could not deport him because he was not convicted of the crime.
Illegal Immigration Prevention Spending a Waste of Money: The Obama administration's efforts to bolster society in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador by flooding their economy with hundreds of millions of dollars to prevent more surges in immigration, has proven to be in vain, likely due to corruption or incompetence among Central American governments and the continued belief among Central Americans that the U.S. has a lax attitude regarding immigration. Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times reports that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Wednesday on last summer's surge of migrants, which saw a total of 70,000 children traveling without parents and more than 60,000 children and parents traveling together, stating that "confusing and lenient U.S. policies pushed illegal immigrants to make the crossing," and in particular, Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Homeland Security and State Department officials have launched a "massive information campaign" to warn would-be immigrants of the dangers of the journey and that they will not qualify for amnesty.
Mistrial Declared in Shooting by AB 109 Probationer: A deadlocked jury led to a mistrial in the case of two alleged gang members charged with capital murder for the fatal shooting of an innocent bystander, who was caught in gang crossfire in Pasadena on Christmas Day in 2012. Brian Day of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that 23-year-old Larry Darnell Bishop and 27-year-old Donald Harris, both Bloods gang members, opened fire at a rival gang member and inadvertently shot and killed 49-year-old Victor McClinton as he walked with a friend to put a Christmas gift in the friend's car. Bishop was released from custody without supervision under California's prison realignment program, also known as AB 109, six months before the shooting after serving less than one-year of a two-year sentence for a previous assault with a deadly weapon, and had two prior felony convictions as well. Prosecutors have not decided whether they will retry the case.
Escaped PA Inmate Suspected of Killing Woman: Police are searching for an escaped inmate suspected of killing a woman after walking away from a work-release program on Thursday morning in western Pennsylvania. The AP reports that 38-year-old Robert Crissman, in jail for violating probation on a drug charge, ran away from the jail after going outside to retrieve meals from a truck that he was to deliver to other inmates. Later in a nearby home, the body of 55-year-old Tammy Long was discovered. Authorities were able to confirm that Crissman, who is still at large, did visit Long's home but have not released information regarding her cause of death.