Two charged in suspected Lawrenceburg suicide case

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Dearborn-Ohio County prosecutor Lynn Deddens says two Lawrenceburg men are facing charges after interfering with the investigation into the death Clarissa Schultz. Police say Schultz committed suicide outside the Levee Breaker Bar in Lawrenceburg in May.William Ford Skipton, 44, is charged with assisting suicide, carrying a handgun without a license and operating a vehicle while being suspended for life. Steven Melrose, Jr., 46, has been charged with false informing and selling an alcoholic beverage to an intoxicated person.Schultz was found dead outside the bar with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police were unable to close the investigation because Skipton hid the gun in the ceiling tiles of the bar and removed a shell casing. Melrose, the bartender at the Levee Breaker Bar told emergency dispatchers he did not know where the gun was, but later admitted he saw Skipton hide it.Skipton, a friend of the deceased, allegedly owned the gun Schultz used in the incident. Police say he removed the gun and a shell casing from the scene because, as a prior felon he was afraid he would face charges. Melrose misled dispatchers in an effort to protect Skipton.No court date has been set.Prosecutor Deddens said, “We take death investigations very seriously. These men are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but their actions caused a significant delay while police made sure of their findings. I want to thank the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Indiana State Police for their help in the matter.”last_img read more


Belfast twice get the better of Edinburgh

first_img Press Association The Belfast Giants inflicted a pair of defeats on the Edinburgh Capitals, the second a 5-2 Elite League win that took them top of the table. Friday’s Challenge Cup match between Belfast and Edinburgh had been erroneously ended at 3-3 by the officials, and hence Saturday saw the Giants clinch a 4-3 victory in the overtime period played. In the league meeting, James Desmarais and Michael Forney scored a brace each and elsewhere, the second-placed Cardiff Devils sneaked a 5-4 victory in overtime against the Braehead Clan, Guillaume Doucet doing the game-winning honours. last_img read more


Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Pedro Guerrero hospitalized with bleeding inside skull

first_imgHis wife was quoted as saying Guererro, a right hander, had recovered use of his left arm, and was feeling better today.Guererro, 57, is a former child sugar cane cutter who was brought into baseball at age 14, then called up to the Dodgers in 1978. He is a five-time all star player, and was co-MVP of the 1981 World Series champion team. LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero was hospitalized in his native Dominican Republic with symptoms of bleeding inside his skull, a newspaper in Santo Domingo reported today.The Dodgers later confirmed the report, published by Diario Libreon its website.The star of the Dodgers’ 1981 World Series triumph was hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms. But it said initial reports of a stroke have been discounted, and it reported Guerrero is asking for food and talking with doctors and his wife.Guerrero was reportedly taken to the hospital with weakness in his left arm, and was admitted to an intensive care unit, Diario Libre reported. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more