Marc Czternastek

marc-czternastek-00760b917808fe63Authorities say a Syracuse-area man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 16-year-old daughter has been charged with stabbing the teen’s mother.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Marc Czternastek (STER’-nah-stehk) of Lyncourt was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon for Monday’s attack on 43-year-old Kimberly Kyanka.

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James E. Thomas

ct-man-accused-of-strangling-woman-in-lawndale-001A judge Thursday denied bail for a West Side man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend, then posted a confession on Facebook, a day after he had been released from a hospital for a mental evaluation.

Police were alerted to the slaying of Vanessa Taylor, 49, after her son saw the Facebook posting and was unable to reach her, according to prosecutors.

“My girlfriend was part of the mob she came to kill me so I killed her,” the posting read.

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Pinkney “Chip” Carter

indexPinkney “Chip” Carter, now 60, was convicted of three counts of murder in 2005. The jury found he drove to his ex-girlfriend’s Arlington home and shot and killed the victims. Liz Reed, his ex-girlfriend, was 35; her boyfriend, Glenn Pafford, was 49; and her daughter, Courtney Smith, was 16.

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Terry Joe Sedlacek

55959a600a083.imageA judge ruled Thursday that the man who walked into the First Baptist Church and fatally shot the Rev. Fred Winters during a Sunday morning sermon in 2009 is not guilty by reason of insanity.

Terry Joe Sedlacek, now 33, has been hospitalized in state-run mental health facilities in the interim. He will remain confined for up to 85 years: 60 for the murder and 25 for using a gun, according to Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas D. Gibbons’ office.

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