Personal Injury Wrongful Death

Woman Pleads Guilty to her Mentally Ill Brother’s Murder

Carlena Pinkerton Pleads Guilty for Murdering her Brother

On Friday, A Phoenix woman had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. For the 2012 death of her mentally impaired brother.

Twenty-Nine year old, Carlena Mollie Pinkerton was arrested in June 2012. This happened, after her brother had been taken to the hospital with injuries that proved to be from abuse.

According to the report, that when the man arrived at the hospital the doctors took notice that he was severely dehydrated, he also had a low body temperature and was underweight as well. That wasn’t all though, the man had various wounds on his body, some were even infected.

The hospital didn’t waste time in notifying to police of the possible abuse. The police got a warrant and searched the mans bedroom. According to their report, the room was pretty empty however, it did contain one litter box which had a strong odor that they thought was cat urine.

Joshua and Carlena told the police that they decided to take the victim to the hospital AFTER he had collapsed in the bathtub while he was fully clothed. Carlena said that her brother had stopped eating had been vomiting.

Despite hospital efforts, the man victim died in the hospital, as a result of his injuries. The autopsy showed that he also had suffered from a previously dislocated shoulder, some healing fractures, a possible broken nose and sores all over his body. The doctors believe that this is a result from him lying in the urine and feces.

Pinkerton pleaded guilty to manslaughter for this case. Carlena’s sentencing is to take place on June 20th.

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Son Gets Attacked While Talking on Phone to His Father

Young Man Gets Attacked While on The Phone With His Father

A parent’s worse nightmare is something happening to their child, how awful would it be to hear your child being attacked while you were on the phone with them? That’s what happened on Thursday Afternoon.

The Phoenix Police are now investigating a homicide where a twenty-two year old was shot and killed.

The Phoenix Police spokesman says that the Phoenix police had responded to a call that brought them to an apartment complex near 12800 N. Cave Creek Road. This was around 1:30 p.m. and after they got the call from the father of the young man who lived in the complex.

According to the police report, the caller on the phone claimed he was on the phone with his 18 year old son when he heard a “scuffle”. After trying several times to reach his son on the phone again, he couldn’t get through so he called the police so they could see what was going on over there.

The report stated that the officers found a 22 year old with fatal gunshot wounds when they arrived to the apartment. While they were investigating, the 18 year old resident was questioned as well as a female friend.  According to the young man and woman, the 22 year old had entered the 18 year old’s apartment, the 22 year old was armed with a gun and demanding items of value.

The 18 year old and the 22 year old men began to fight, which resulted in the death of the 22 year old by being shot. The 18 year old resident also sustained an injury in the fight. He was later released from police custody after he was questioned.

 Sgt. Martos’s comment on the attack

The investigation is ongoing and the case will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for possible charges


Personal Injury Wrongful Death

16 Years for A Man Who Brutally Stabbed His Girlfriend to Death

Man Stabs and Beat His Girlfriend to Death Gets Sentencing

Last year a man from Tempe allegedly stabbed and beat his girlfriend to death. He then dumped her body onto a residential street. His sentencing was on Friday in which he got 16 years in prison.

Twenty-six year old Douglas Ray George pleaded guilty to the second degree murder back in February in 2014. The woman was twenty-three year old, Annovedwin Begay-Barakzai.

The court documents stated that the prosecution said that George had repeatedly and then Annovedwin in the apartment that they shared on June 15, 2013.

The court records showed that the police said that her stab wounds were superficial however the beating she received had fractured her ribs and lacerated her liver.  Then, her naked body was dumped in the middle of the street.

According to the records, there were eight people at the trial. Four of them were there for Annovedwin. George’s family seemed unfazed and Annovedwin’s family were very respectful and sad. 

According to the report, George had sat in the court room and stared blankly at Annovedwin’s family when it was their turn to talk, however at one point he gave a slight grin during one of their testimonies. Most of the trial his eyes were closed.

Annovedwin’s Aunt, Yvonne’s statement about Annovedwin

There’s not one day that goes by when I don’t think about her.

Wendy Begay’s statement about her sister

The day she left home, I can remember it clearly I told the defendant to take care of my sister and he said, ‘I will.’ That was the last time I saw her.

Only one of George’s family members spoke in his defense. Stephanie Low, The Prosecutor in the trial, stated that George’s actions were “horrible,cruel, and demeaning.”

George’s statement about his crime

What they are going through now I can’t even fathom. I want to offer my condolences.