Authorities are still working to determine how Travis Boys was able to obtain not one, but two handguns while in police custody.
For three decades, the man maintained that he was innocent after questionable evidence helped put him behind bars, but additional testing by three separate firearms experts determined that they could not conclusively say the bullets recovered from the crime scene were fired from the revolver found at the man’s home.
The woman locked responding officers out of her home, but arrested her for discharging a firearm in an occupied structure and recklessly endangerment.
The suspect had kicked down her bedroom door, but when he got to her and realized she was armed, he quickly changed his mind and fled.
One suspect fired back at the woman, but a stack of books absorbed most of the impact before the bullet ricocheted and hit the woman in the chest, not even breaking her skin.
During one of the most-traveled weeks of the year, the TSA made out with a variety of confiscated weapons and other prohibited items, including lots of guns, knives and a bag of heroine.
The collection includes an intricately engraved, silver-plated Colt .38 Special, silver bullets shaped like miniature vampire heads, a wooden stake, a mirror and a small vial of holy water.
“When he gets in one of his rages, you all just better watch out,” said Heather Stewart, whose sister has a child with Mark. “I believe if he would have gotten his hands on one of them, they would be dead today.”
Pickens told the 911 dispatcher that he believed his friend was dying, but in an attempt to keep from getting into trouble, Pickens played as if he wasn’t sure what happened, initially telling the dispatcher that he thought the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
The father declared he was going to take the child before him and the mother’s new boyfriend became engaged in a confrontation. When the new boyfriend displayed a .38, the child’s father retrieved a gun of his own – sort of.