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Backpage extortion leads to two murders in Texas

Backpage extortion leads to two murders

33-year-old Christopher Wall, of Weatherford, Texas, is accused of shooting and killing Ashley Phorence, 23, and Krista McClellan, 21, in Willow Park, Texas. Wall allegedly found McClellan and another woman on Backpage and contacted them for a massage at his workplace. McClellan allegedly told Wall that the pair of women had recorded him soliciting them …

OfferUp murder in Mesa, Arizona

OfferUp murder in Mesa

Police in Mesa, Arizona, have arrested 24-year-old Michael Alexander Abel for allegedly murdering 32-year-old Austin David Parton. Mr. Parton would buy used Apple products on OfferUp then resell them on eBay. Abel is said top have set up a meeting on OfferUp with his victim. The victim was shot in the back and some of …

2nd arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

2nd arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

Back in April, 16-year-old Jamaa Khalik Scott of Richmond, Virginia, was shot and killed after meeting someone through classifieds app LetGo. Scott was planning on stealing the phone being sold by grabbing it and running. Instead he was shot and killed by the seller who drove off. Late in August, 20-year-old Roger Craig Brown III, …

2nd man charged in craigslist killing of Vicente Cruz

2nd man charged in craigslist killing of Vicente Cruz

In addition to the arrest of 34-year-old Davis Rios, police in San Antonio also arrested 39-year-old Gilbert George Moran, in the alleged craigslist killing of Vicente Cruz in Atlanta, Georgia. Back in May, Mr. Cruz went missing after going to sell his truck on craigslist and never returned, His truck was found abandoned and his …

Arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

Arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

I originally posted about the murder of 16-year-old Jamaa Khalik Scott here. He was shot and killed outside a middle school in Richmond, Virginia. Scott is said to have met up with someone who was selling a phone on LetGo, but Scott was allegedly planning on grabbing the phone and running. Instead, a struggle ensued …

Georgia craigslist killing was over shoes

Georgia craigslist killing was over shoes

(Story broke 6/30/2017) Back in May, I posted about the murder of 26-year-old Mezaio Pickett who was shot and killed at a restaurant parking lot in Smyrna, Georgia, during a craigslist deal. At that time, it wasn’t made very clear if this was a robbery set up or something else. Back in late June, it …

Egyptian man killed in Cleveland OfferUp robbery

Egyptian man killed in Cleveland OfferUp robbery

(Story broke 8/4/2017) You can’t help but be a little heartbroken when you read this quote from a Cleveland.com article on the murder of 52-year-old Hesham Kamel. An Egyptian immigrant who moved his family to Ohio for a safer, better life was shot and killed Thursday night in Cleveland. Mr. Kamel was trying to sell …

Trench to appear on TV One’s #Murder

This Monday Night, July 24th 2017, I will be appearing on an episode of the TV show #Murder, that’s on the One TV Network. The show deals with the craigslist killing committed in Jacksonville, Florida, by David Sparre. The episode airs at 10PM Eastern and 9PM Central. If you don’t have TV One in your …

Backpage sex ad leads to murder in Austin

Backpage sex ad leads to murder in Austin

(Story broke 7/12/2017) Here we have another story in which there are no good guys. 43-year-old Dunieski Castillo-Leyva and two of his friends were said to have responded to a sex ad on Backpage in Austin, Texas. The trio drove to an apartment where an argument reportedly ensued over money paid and ‘services’ not received. …

Illinois man killed in LetGo robbery

(Story broke 6/30/2017) 31-year-old Kevin C. Jarrett, of Kankakee, Illinois, was shot and killed in University Park, Ill., after a transaction from classifieds app LetGo turned into a robbery gone deadly. Mr. Jarrett was said to be selling his XBox on the app and his girlfriend was with him at the time of the shooting. …