The national Main Stream Media largely ignores black-on-white murder, but each month, as long as I can remember, local news outlets have been awash with reports of it. December 2020 was no exception. Most reports failed to profile the suspects and their alleged victims by race. Photographs, however, tell the story: While white-on-black homicides are rare, black-on-white murders are epidemic.
Below are 21 black-on-white incidents reported by local media in December 2020.
- Penny Phillips, age 49, fatally stabbed in Florence SC.
Phillips was attacked at a city-owned community center where she worked. Arrested after the incident is 18-year-old Jawan Kavorie Crittenden, below
Investigators believe the attack was random and say they don’t know why Crittenden attacked Phillips [Victim identified after stabbed in Florence community park; suspect charged with murder, wpde.com, by Alexx Altman-Devilbiss, Julia Varnier, Tuesday, December 22, 2020]
- Chase Aaron Porier, age 27, was fatally shot in east Texas.
Reports say two males, Brandon Lasuan Parkman and Kristopher Allan Wilson, showed up at Porier’s home and stole marijuana and cell phones before shooting him.
The incident was reported to police on December 27, 2020.It is not known if the victim knew the two males.
[Second arrest made in Bowie County homicide, By Alex Onken, kltv.com, December 30, 2020]
- Todd Gerleman, age 56, was fatally shot in St. Paul, Minnesota.
40-year-old Glenn Lee Burton of St. Paul is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder. A report reveals that Gerleman was shot near a gas station while in a vehicle with Burton’s former girlfriend. Burton reportedly shot at his former girlfriend, but the bullet struck Gerleman. The report says Burton shot Gerleman a second time at point-blank range. The woman drove away to contact police. The incident occurred December 22, 2020.
[Ramsey Co. Att’y: Glenn Lee Burton Faces Charges In Fatal St. Paul Gas Station Shooting, minnesota.cbslocal.com, By WCCO-TV, December 24, 2020]
- Courtney Kelley, age 26, was fatally shot in Columbus, Ohio.
Facing charges is 25-year-old William Boyce. “Boyce killed 26-year-old Courtney Kelley by firing several shots into her home from the passenger seat of a vehicle as someone else drove it past.”
The shooting occurred December 23, 2020.
[Man charged with killing woman in drive-by shooting late Wednesday in south Columbus, by Chris White, abc6onyourside.com, December 24, 2020]
- Amber Woods, then 16, was fatally shot in Florida in 2006.
Fourteen years later, in December 2020, three suspects were charged: “Three siblings face charges in the cold case, Sheriff Rick Wells explained Monday morning. He identified them as 35-year-old Ralph Williams, 32-year-old Tyjuan Williams, and 37-year-old Jamaine Brown.”
The report also said, “In the days leading up to Amber’s murder, Wells said Ralph wanted to end his relationship with the teenager and conspired with his brothers to kidnap her, take her to a remote area and kill her.”
[Sheriff: 16-year-old Amber Woods killed in 2006 because boyfriend wanted to end relationship, FOX 13 News, December 21, 2020 ]
- Army Corporal Hayden Harris, 20, was found fatally shot in New Jersey.
Reports say the crime scene was discovered in Byram by firemen who discovered blood, clothing, and documents. The fire fighters notified police. Jamaican immigrant Jamaal Mellish, 23, was taken into custody: “Authorities believe Mellish ‘abducted’ Harris in Harris’ 2017 white Chevrolet Silverado and drove him to the New York City area and eventually across the state, Mueller said. A juvenile, whose identity (and race) have not been released, was also in the vehicle, authorities said.”
[Missing Fort Drum soldier found dead in Sussex County, fellow soldier in custody, New Jersey Herald, Lori Comstock, December 20, 2020]
- Daniel Nitzsche, age 52 , was fatally shot in East Chicago.
The shooting occurred November 19, 2020. Arrested after the incident was Leon Taylor, 22, right. After his apprehension, Taylor escaped custody from a transport vehicle on December 12, 2020. A security video shows Taylor opening the door of the transport van while in a McDonald’s drive-through.
[Authorities: Video contradicts account of suspect’s escape, Associated Press, December 16, 2020]
- Stephanie Nicole Childers, age 23, was fatally shot in West Virginia.
Deontea Cortez Hale was arrested after the incident.
[One jailed, one killed in Huntington shooting, by Courtney Hessler, The Herald-Dispatch, December 5, 2020]
- Zachariah Taylor Music, age 20, right, was fatally shot in Hoover, Alabama.
The crime occurred June 26, 2019 as the victim sat in his vehicle inside a parking deck.
Michael Jaran Brown, 21, of Birmingham, below, has been charged with capital murder. The arrest was reported December 10, 2020. Two other black suspects had been previously arrested.
[3rd suspect charged in connection to 2019 Riverchase Galleria parking deck shooting, The Trussville Tribune, by Erica Thomason,December 10, 2020]
- Caitlyn Kaufman, age 26 , was fatally shot in Nashville, Tennessee on December 3.
Reports say the woman was “in her vehicle on the way to work an overnight shift in the ICU at St. Thomas West Hospital” when she was shot multiple times. 21-year-old Devaunte Hill was arrested on December 11, 2020.
[Man suspected of killing 26-year-old ICU nurse as she drove to work arrested after tip, yourcentralvalley.com, Brittney Baird and Ethan Illers and Nexstar Media Wire, December 11, 2020]
- Tiffany Osborne, age 30, was found murdered in Bessemer, Alabama.
Osbourne’s remains were found in April by utility workers. She reportedly died April 1, 2020.
“A warrant has been signed on 36-year-old Cedric Earl Watts Jr., for Osborne’s murder…[Authorities make arrest in murder of Midfield mom, wbrc.com, By WBRC Staff | December 10, 2020’]
“She is survived by her children Summer Osborne, Kyleigh Osborne, and Caiden Osborne,” according to usobit.com.
- Robert Templet Jr., age 56, Jessica Troulliet, age 36, fatally shot in Marrero, LA.
Jamal Harris, 36, is facing murder charges. The victims were fatally shot in Marrero, Louisiana after Troulliet complained that her online date did not look like his profile photo, describing him as having a “pumpkin head.”
The crime occurred October 3, 2020. The arrest was reported December 11, 2020.
[Ex-con ‘slaughters date he met online & her dad after she complained he didn’t look like his pic & had a “pumpkin-head”, by Megan Palin, The Sun, December 11, 2020]
- Cain Solheim, age 26, was fatally stabbed in Hudson, Wisconsin.
William C. Davidson, Jr., 24, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, battery, and disorderly conduct, reports say.
Solheim was with friends for a night “on the town” when they were confronted by another group. Two of the victim’s friends were also stabbed but survived and were hospitalized. The other group reportedly left the scene in a Chrysler minivan with Minnesota license plates. Police found the vehicle and made the arrest. The altercation occurred early Sunday morning, December 6, 2020.
[Minnesota man charged in Hudson stabbing that killed New Brighton man, bringmethenews.com, Melissa Turtinen December 9, 2020]
- Todd and Stacie Bagley, ages 26 and 28 respectively, were kidnapped and fatally shot in 1999.
One of the males convicted of murdering the couple was finally executed (by the Trump Administration, this was a Federal crime) on December 10, 2020.
Reports say the couple were visiting Killeen, Texas to attend a revival meeting. They were youth ministers at a charismatic church in Iowa. The couple agreed to give a group of teens a ride. The teens shot them, stuffed the bodies in their car trunk, doused them with lighter fluid, and set them ablaze. One of those teens, Brandon Bernard, 40 in 2020, was executed in Terra Haute, Indiana for his role in the crime.
[BRUTAL KILLING Who are Brandon Bernard’s victims Todd and Stacie Bagley?, by Katrina Schollenberger Erica Davies, The U.S. Sun, December 10, 2020]
Steve Sailer commented here: Lèse-Majesté: Media Outraged Black Man To Be Executed For Mere Double Murder Of Whites
- Jeffrey Vanech, age 49, was fatally shot in Stamford, Connecticut.
Arrested is Freddy Dontay Hicks, age 36. Hicks was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, hindering prosecution, and tampering with evidence.[Suspect Nabbed After Man Found Fatally Shot In Stamford Roadway, by Kathy Reakes, Stamford Daily Voice, December 8, 2020]
- Shelby Mathis, age 26, Gideon Mathis, 3 months, were fatally shot in Gainesville, Florida.
Arrested is Kivi J. Ellis. He is charged with 2 counts of homicide and 1 count of attempted homicide.
[Neighbor witnesses fatal shooting of a woman and infant in Northeast Gainesville, wcjb.com, By Camille Syed, Published: December 5, 2020]
- Kevin Sanders, age 23, fatally shot in Poplar Bluff, MO.
Report says that Christopher “Jantzen” Gilmore (who is white) will be charged with murder, assault, armed criminal action, robbery and burglary. Stacy Gipson, subsequently arrested, is black.
[Poplar Bluff man charged with murder; 2nd person of interest wanted, considered armed and dangerous, by Ashley Smith, kfvs12.com, December 2, 2020 ]
- John Bruso, age 18 , fatally shot in Niagara Falls NY.
The teen was shot multiple times while sitting in the passenger side of a vehicle. 18-year-old Arion Darrell was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree weapons possession [18-year-old dies after being shot multiple times, by Harold McNeil, The Buffalo News, December 1, 2020 December 4, 2020]
- Gary Young, age 79, was beaten in a Montgomery, AL motel room.
The elderly furniture salesman died in a hospital April 12, 2020.
Devontae Owens, 23, was charged with murder on December 3, 2020 in connection with Young’s death. Owens may have forced entry into the victim’s room.
[Montgomery man charged in beating of Mississippi furniture salesman, Montgomery Advertiser, by Kirsten Fiscus and Krista Johnson, December 3, 2020]
- Norma J. Matko, 68, was found dead in her Barnesville, Ohio home early Thanksgiving Day, 2020.
Police say she was killed by 47-year-old James Edward Hawley who, himself, was killed in a shootout with police in which an FBI agent was wounded. Hawley had kidnapped Matko’s 45-year-old daughter, Thoue Nichole Bronowski. She was rescued by police at a hotel in Pineville, Louisiana where the shootout occurred.
Police said there had been a relationship between Hawley and Bronowski.
[Cuyahoga Falls woman found alive, kidnapper killed in Louisiana after mother found dead in Belmont County, by Phil Keren, Eric Marotta, Rick Stillion, beaconjournal.com, December 2, 2020]
Two other men have been charged with helping Hawley in his kidnapping scheme. Both men are black.
Sheriff: Two Arrests Made in Barnesville Murder/Kidnapping, The Intelligencer, December 17, 2020.
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