The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Saturday, September 20, 2008

America's Most Wanted

The following cases will be highlighted this Saturday at 9pm on America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back. The show airs on your local Fox station, and you can also catch updates on their website

New Mexico Escapees: On August 23, 2008, eight prisoners escaped from a jail in southern New Mexico. Although four men have been caught, four are still at large -- including Larry McClendon, a murder suspect. As the manhunt continues, so does the urgency to put the escapees back behind bars.

Luz Diaz:  In 2007, cops say 33-year-old Luz Diaz met a 14-year-old boy on an online, multi-player video game called 'Gears Of War.' But police tell AMW that Diaz took the relationship off-line -- seducing the teenage boy and having sex with him in a Motel 6.

David Allen Weir: It was their sophomore year in high school when Victoria Ramirez and David Allen Weir met. While the relationship weathered its share of ups and downs, cops say Weir's drug use and infidelity was finally breaking the pair apart. Victoria told friends that it was over, but before she could break up with Weir, police say he ended things... with murder.

Ariel Patrick: Police say Jamaal Barras, 20, was attacked by two men with a metal rod and a baseball bat -- and they say the assault was caught on tape. Barras died soon after, but suspect Ariel Patrick is still at large, and police say they believe he's fled to Central America.

Matt Serrano: Police tell AMW that for ten years, Martin Orozco Serrano's 12-year-old nephew withstood his uncle's sexual advances. But cops in Oceanside, Calif. say Serrano's cycle of abuse didn't stop there: authorities say he also molested the boy's two younger sisters and another of his nieces.

Darryl Crenshaw: Rev. William Baskerville tells AMW that he has found the strength to forgive the man accused of killing his stepdaughter, Ashley Peoples, before going on the run. Just days after her murder, William says he received a phone call from Darryl Crenshaw, where he apologized for beating and strangling Ashley. William accepted the apology, because as he told his church, "the God Almighty says that vengeance is mine."

Unknown Ramon Lopez Killers: Sometimes, surveillance cameras are they only way police are able to draw clues from crimes. Cops in Newark, N.J. are hoping some clear footage of a vicious murder and robbery at a local liquor store will be good enough for someone to recognize the two thugs they say are responsible and turn them in to face justice.

Courtney Savage: On nights when the moon was full, a Florida family was awakened by the sound of gunshots blasting their home and their cars, the shooter sometimes firing into bedrooms where children were sleeping. Police say the shootings were caught on surveillance tape, and they need your help to find the person responsible.

William Greer: America's Most Wanted has received exclusive new information that may put investigators one step closer to catching accused murderer William Greer.

Marc Bryant: Marc Clifton Bryant's obsession with his 16-year-old roommate led him to use a blowtorch and screwdriver to torture and assault her. Bryant skipped town before his trial, but the jury still convicted him of the heinous crimes -- and police need your help to find him.

Marlow Reynolds: A manhunt is underway outside of Houston, Texas after a convicted killer with nothing to lose broke out of prison. Though he may have been shot during his escape, Marlow Reynolds is still one step of ahead of the Lone Star State posse tracking him down.

Michael Phillips: Detective Michael Smith Phillips was shot and killed while conducting a buy-bust undercover narcotics sting on August 7, 2008 in Virginia. His wife says he served his community selflessly at every turn because he wanted his children to grow up in a community where they didn't have to fear the effects of the violence that emanates from a narcotic-infected society.

Joel Urena: Police say gang member and career criminal Joel Urena is now wanted for questioning in connection with a murder near San Francisco, Calif.