COLUMBUS HOMICIDE

Police Testify Dad, Toddler Knew Their Killer

A Police Detective testified in Recorder's Court this morning Joseph Banks and his accused killer Antonio Willis had both stayed at various times at the Colony Inn on Victory Drive. Willis was described…

Teen Murder Suspect Caught On Camera

A teen murder suspect charged with killing a homeless man for his bicycle was back in Recorder's Court Wednesday. A Columbus Police Detective testified a slough of evidence was found at the murder…

Accused Killer Taunts Victim's Family Again

  Accused killer Vickie Perez appeared for a bond hearing with a new claim she shot John Allport in self defense. A witness told First News Allport was actually cowering in the closet…

Murder Victim On Cell Phone During Shooting

The city's latest murder victim was talking on his cell phone when he was shot and killed. Vickie Perez initially told Police she was acting in self defense when she shot Allport and…

Domestic Dispute Prompts Deadly Gun Battle

Investigators report it was a domestic dispute that sparked a full on shootout inside this Castlegate Apartment building. It ended with the death of Columbus native Johnny Wells. Residents in this Windsor park…

Columbus Toddler, Father Shot Dead

A Columbus Toddler was one of two people shot dead early Tuesday morning. Columbus Police responding to a vacant property on Stuart Drive discovered the gruesome scene. A father and his three year…

Random Gunfire Kills 74 Year Old Columbus Dad

Investigators tell First News 74 year old William Meadows was minding his own business sitting in his parked car in his own garage when he was shot dead. William Meadows liked to sit…

Elderly Defendants Appear for Murder Charges

It was a bizarre scene here inside Recorder's court because it's rare to report on a murder suspect nearly 70 years old. Even more rare, another 88 year old murder suspect on the…

88 Year Old Man Charged with Murder of Caretaker

67 Year Old Nancy Green was shot dead inside this home on Trussell Avenue after allegedly delivering a meal to James Byrd Wednesday afternoon. Police responding to a shooting discovered the victim and…