Morris Solomon, Jr.
American serial killer
Morris Solomon, Jr.
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Ko leads Women's PGA in quest for third straight major
Yahoo News - 9 months
(Reuters) - Lydia Ko put herself in strong position to win her third straight major championship when she earned a one-stroke lead after the third round at KMPG Women’s PGA Championship in Sammamish, Washington on Saturday. Tom Morris Jr. was 19 when he won his third British Open in 1870. Ko, despite a bogey at the final hole, carded 70 for a two-under 211 total, with Americans Lincicome (71) and Gerina Piller (71) the only other players under par through 54 holes.
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Picturing Frederick Douglass
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"PICTURING FREDERICK DOUGLASS: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century Most Photographed American" by John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd and Celeste Marie Bernier. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2015, 288 pgs. Who was the most photographed American in the 19th century? Most would say either Abraham Lincoln, George Custer or perhaps Mark Twain. In fact, the seminal African American abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) takes first place with 160 known portraits. This landmark coffee table tome---gorgeously produced in duotone---is a must have for any student of the abolition of slavery and of this remarkable man. We live in an age of ubiquitous "selfies" on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. Picturing Frederick Douglass proves that Douglass was over a century ahead of his time by permitting himself to be photographed, canonized and ultimately loved by photographers' lenses. The first page of the book states: "Frederick Douglass was in love wi ...
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Contemporary Abolitionist of the Month: Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
Human Rights First - almost 2 years
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:02pm Contemporary Abolitionist of the Month: Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. By Emily Balan
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Worker remains hospitalized after Louisiana plant explosion
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - One worker remained hospitalized on Saturday following an explosion at a Donaldsonville, Louisiana, nitrogen production plant on Friday that killed one worker and injured seven. CF Industries said one company employee is in stable condition at a local hospital while the other injured people, including CF workers and employees of the company's contractors, were released after being treated. Killed in the incident was 56-year-old Ronald "Rocky" Morris Jr., who had worked at the company for 34 years. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. ...
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Trial for 1987 slaying of Jimmy Casino to wrap up
LATimes - almost 4 years
Richard Morris Jr. is accused of taking part in the ambush of the Orange County strip club operator at his Buena Park condo. He was a smooth-talking swindler who operated Orange County's most notorious and lucrative strip club, the Mustang Topless Theater.
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Descendant Of Anti-Slavery Icons Follows In Their Footsteps
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Kenneth Morris Jr. is the possessor of a towering legacy. The great-great-great-grandson of escaped slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, as well as the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington, the pioneering African American educator, he said it has taken him many years to figure out to handle so much historical weight.
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'Declaring His Genius,' by Roy Morris Jr.
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
'Declaring His Genius,' by Roy Morris Jr. When Wilde arrived in New York in 1882 to launch his continental lecture tour, the London correspondent for the New York Times skeptically opined: Nobody is sanguine about his success. Throughout the tour, Wilde conjured up a vision of intentionally affected preciosity in satin knee breeches, black silk stockings, crushed-velvet coat, frilly lace collar, pale-green cravat, and patent-leather dancing slippers with silver bows - the uniform of choice for English Aesthetes who championed art for art's sake, stressed sensitivity, emotion and what Wilde felicitously termed 'the science of the beautiful. Lunching at the Bohemian Club - which Morris reminds us "had been founded a decade earlier by wastrel reporters from the Chronicle" - Wilde anticipated the club's future as a haven for plutocrats: "I never saw so many well-dressed, well-fed, business-looking Bohemians in my life." Morris conveys the exhilaration and exhaustio ...
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Roy Morris Jr.: When Oscar Wilde Came To America
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Roy Morris Jr. is the author of "Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America" (Harvard University Press). Eight decades before the Beatles invaded America in the winter of 1964, another long-haired, eccentrically dressed young Celt mounted his own one-man British Invasion. His name was Oscar Wilde, and his arrival in the colonies was as media-saturated as the Beatles', and almost as entertaining. By the time his 15,000-mile tour of America was over 11 months later, neither Wilde nor his host country would ever be quite the same. The Oscar Wilde who arrived on American shores on the day after New Year's, 1882, was not yet the larger-than-life figure we know and love today, but he was getting there. He disembarked from the transatlantic steamship Arizona at Staten Island wearing a bright green overcoat with fur collar and cuffs, a matching fur hat, and a sky-blue cravat. Asked by a custom's agent if he had anything to declare, he apparently replied: "I have nothing ...
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Death Notices
Cartersville Patch - almost 5 years
The following funeral arrangements and/or death notices were published by Owen Funeral Home: Henry Kennon Owens, Jr.—Aug. 20, 1923-May 8, 2012 Jane Layton—Nov. 30, 1940-May 7, 2012 Andrea Dale Lyon Bishop—Sept. 18, 1943-May 6, 2012 Elaine Whitener Boston—July 16, 1956-May 6, 2012 Austin Walker Harriss—Jan. 11, 1994-May 4, 2012 Marcus Lewis Freeman—June 19, 1971-May 4, 2012 Fred Morris Jr.—May 18, 1933-May 4, 2012 Michael Randall Wilbanks—May 4, 1952-May 4, 2012 Ruth Olsen Reichenberg—Oct. 28, 1934-May 1, 2012 Lula Robbins Tibbetts—Aug. 29, 1916-May 3, 2012 Annie Belle Hulsey Tierce Stevie Dillard Abernathy—Feb. 5, 1957-April 28, 2012 Christopher Doyle Wade—Oct. 1, 1989-April 26, 2012 Anthony G. Smith—July 20, 1970-April 22, 2012 Mary (Padgett) Dillon—Dec. 25, 1945-April 21, 2012 Lois Cowart Bagwell—June 5, 1916-April 18, 2012 Deborah Elaine Goss—April 16, 1954-April 17, 2012 Geraldine Ann Leary—Feb. 6, 1925-April 14, 2012 ...
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Latest Suwanee Business Licenses
Suwanee Patch - almost 5 years
Courtesy of the City Of Suwanee, here are businesses that were granted licenses in Febuary and March: Acadian Wholesale Supply, 3750 Industrial Court American Weighing Systems, 1010 McGinnis Park Court AMG Wellness Center, 3550 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road Artistic Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, 1500 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Autism Society of America, 3455 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road -- Have you done business with any of these businesses? Tell us in the comments below. AutosDirect of Atlanta, 4411 Suwanee Dam Road Emory Specialty Associates, 345 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Family Wealth Partners, 4320 Suwanee Dam Road Frye’s Auto Broker & Used Car Sales, 4411 Suwanee Dam Roa Furrlan Auto Repair, 910 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Green Global Group, 45 Satellite Boulevard Groth & Makarenko, 335 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Hair Trend USA, 3375 Martin Farm Road HT Jewelry, 3375 Martin Farm Road ICater*, 3635 Bur ...
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California Death Penalty Makes Ballot: How Will You Vote?
Aliso Viejo Patch - almost 5 years
An initiative that would replace the death penalty in California with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole has qualified for the November ballot. If it passes, California would become the 18th state in the nation without a death penalty and the 725 California inmates now on death row will have their sentences converted to life in prison. Multiple murderers linked to Orange County are awaiting the death penalty and could be spared if the ban passes, including serial killers Randy Kraft and Rodney Alcala and Samantha Runnion's killer Alejandro Avila. Additionally, there are several pending death penalty cases in Orange County, including the trial of alleged mass murderer Scott Evans Dekraai, alleged homeless serial killer Itzcotal "Izzy" Ocampo and Daniel Patrick Wozniak, an actor accused of killing two people and dismembering one in a Los Alamitos theater. What backers have dubbed the Savings Accountability and Full Enforcement California Act exceeded the 555 ...
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A year after baggy shorts foil his escape, a man is found guilty in drug case
Tampa Bay - almost 5 years
A man captured because of his baggy shorts was found guilty Tuesday of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer at high speed and driving while his license was revoked. The Volusia County jury deliberated for about an hour before returning the guilty verdicts against Marvin Leonard Morris Jr., 29, of Daytona Beach, the Orlando Sentinel reports.  On April 3, 2011, Morris accelerated into oncoming traffic lanes when a Daytona Beach officer attempted to stop his vehicle. He tried to run on foot after crashing his car into a tree but twice was slowed when his baggy, multicolored shorts fell down, court documents show. He will be sentenced at a later date.
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Man Charged In Las Cruces Murder - KRWG 90.7
Google News - over 5 years
Horace Carlos Jr. Solomon, 39, is currently being held in the Dona Ana County Detention Center, charged with felony murder, two counts of child abuse, and two counts of false imprisonment. Judge Conrad Perea has ordered Solomon to be held on a $150000
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SC blacks helped forge 'New Reconstruction' - The State
Google News - over 5 years
But the first cracks in separate but equal's armor emboldened many, including James L. Solomon, Jr. Solomon had graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, the same school that, a couple years earlier, had produced the Rev
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History is Knocking: Join the October 2011 Coalition - YouTube
Google News - over 5 years
(in order of appearance) Ray McGovern Andy Shallal Lee Camp Dennis Trainor, Jr Solomon Comissiong Kevin Zeese Dr. Margaret Flowers Christopher Hedges Glen Ford Ted Rall Maria Allwine Diane Wittner David Swanson Ellen Davidson Lynn Petrovich David
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Morris Solomon, Jr.
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 65
    His conviction was affirmed by the California Supreme Court on July 15, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details A documentary of Solomon's serial crimes appeared on the criminal documentary, "Crime Stories" at Discovery Channel and Biography Channel, featuring Antonio "Tony" Harvey, an Associated Press correspondent/author, retired Sacramento police detective John Cabrera and former Sacramento Bee photographer Tom Parker. Antonio "Tony" Harvey, a correspondent for the Associated Press and journalism graduate from Sacramento State University, has completed a detailed true crime novel on Solomon's case. Currently, Harvey's book is titled, "The Homicidal Handyman of Oak Park."
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 47
    Solomon's first death penalty phase was declared a mistrial, though a second jury voted unanimously to put him to death in July 1992.
    More Details Hide Details When news about the case was made public, Solomon's victims who had survived his attacks, came forward and testified about their experiences. The following summarizes these incidents. Solomon had also been convicted of three counts of grand theft in 1984 in Arizona. The second jury at the penalty phase unanimously decided on the death penalty and the decisions in this case were affirmed by the California Supreme Court. Solomon was the 342nd person to receive the death sentence in California and is now on death row in San Quentin, California.
  • 1987
    Age 42
    On 22 April 1987 police discovered Vitela and Jacox's bodies buried at a residence associated with Solomon.
    More Details Hide Details He was arrested. Police found Massey's body on the same lot where Apodaca's had been found. In the course of their investigation police had discovered that Solomon had said to a third party that he would kill Johnson over the theft of some stereo equipment and that Apodaca had visited him at his residence several times. It was also indicated that the sheet in which Apodaca's body was wrapped, came from his bed and that Washington had been seen following him into his bedroom. The prosecution case was largely circumstantial, because there was no evidence directly connecting Solomon with the crimes. Witness testimony connected him as an acquaintance of some of the victims. Tellingly, except in one case, all the victims were found at locations where Solomon had either lived or had worked as a handyman. Although police had a blood sample, DNA testing was in its infancy and no connection was made by means of that technology. However, a semen sample had been collected from Johnson's body and it was determined to be consistent with Solomon's blood.
    On 20 April 1987 he gave police permission to search his (abandoned) car on a lot where he lived.
    More Details Hide Details When they were at the premises, police noted a depression in the soil, borrowed a shovel, excavated and discovered Washington's body.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 22
    He returned to Isleton after his tour of duty ended in the summer of 1967.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, he became engaged to a woman he had known before going to Vietnam. When she broke off the engagement, he relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, got married, and fathered a daughter. After he and his wife divorced, he moved back to Sacramento, where he found employment as a handyman. The investigation began with a report to police of the discovery of Yolanda Johnson's body. The report was made by Solomon. Johnson had been bound, was found partially nude, was a drug user and a prostitute. Apodaca was bound, a drug user, a prostitute and buried wrapped up in bedding. Polidore was bound and partially nude. Washington may have been bound, nude, possibly a drug user, a prostitute and wrapped up in bedding. Vitela was nude, a drug user, a prostitute and wrapped in bedding. This was also true of Jacox. Massey was bound, nude, possibly a drug user, a prostitute and wrapped in bedding. These common factors were interpreted by police to mean they were dealing with only one killer.
  • 1966
    Age 21
    He served in Vietnam for one year starting in the summer of 1966.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on March 15, 1944.
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