Derek Deon Owens was sentenced to more than 70 years in prison for the strangulation and beating death of an estranged girlfriend who had obtained a protection order against him.
Derek Deon Owens had been found guilty by a jury of second-degree murder, rape, aggravated sodomy and three counts of violating the protection order.
Owens killed his former girlfriend, 25-year-old Laura K. Coltrane, on the afternoon of Feb. 18, 2011, in her apartment in the 600 block of South Lakehurst Drive in Olathe. Court records say she died of strangulation after being beaten and kicked. She had seven broken ribs and bleeding in her brain.
Shaun Michael Hogan, 36, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 29-year-old Crystal Gaffney. He is being held without bond in the Linn County Jail.
The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Gaffney, also of Waterloo, died as the result of head trauma, and her death was ruled a homicide. Her body was found Wednesday morning on a road outside Walker.
“Mohammed Kobir Ahmed aged 34, from Seyssel Street, London, E14 has been found guilty of rape and sentenced to six years in prison after his DNA was matched to an offence he committed eight years ago.
In 2005 the City of London Police investigated a rape after a woman was assaulted in the Cannon Street area in the Square Mile. Officers exhausted all leads but were unable to find a match for the suspects DNA taken from the victim.
However, eight years later investigating officers were sent a DNA match report after a man was arrested in 2013 for a taxi touting offence in the West End. This was enough evidence to arrest Ahmed on suspicion of rape.
When asked about the offence, Ahmed denied the allegation of rape and stated that he had only ever had sexual intercourse with his wife and had no knowledge of Cannon Street in the City of London.
Officers then searched his property finding documents evidencing that he was working as a restaurant owner near Cannon Street when the offence occurred.”