Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on April 3, 2009.
FRISCO TEEN GETS LIFE IN ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER
A Frisco teen obsessed with serial killing received the maximum life sentence today for trying to kill two Collin County residents in 2006. Jurors in McKinney yesterday convicted 19-year-old Edward Mike Ji of attempted capital murder and deadly conduct. A judge decided the punishment. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
CYBERSQUATTERS ATTEMPT TO EXTORT COLLIN COUNTY JUDGE
Collin County Judge Keith Self says cyber squatters are holding his name hostage online, the Dallas Morning News reports. Several Web sites using variations of Self's name and title recently went up directing visitors to gay dating sites. Self said then he got an email threatening to sell the Web sites to his political opponents if he didn't pay up.
DALLAS SCHOOL PADDLING CASE NEVER PROSECUTED
The case of a high school football coach who beat a student so severely with a "canoe paddle" that the wood board cracked didn't make it to a grand jury because Dallas school district police failed to follow up with the district attorney's office, prosecutors said. The Lincoln High School student suffered severe bruising and welts to his lower back, upper thighs and buttocks in the 2007 paddling and was referred to a doctor for treatment. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
FUGITIVE SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN CARROLLTON
A fugitive sex offender from Washington State was arrested this week in Carrollton. Eric Eugene Hartwell, 46, was released from prison on March 13 after he served two years for failing to register as a sex offender. Then he cut off his GPS monitor and escaped Snohomish County, Wash. His criminal history includes arrests in 1991 for molesting a 6-year-old child and in 1995 for attempting to rape a 15-year-old hitchhiker, authorities said. Hartwell is being held at the Dallas County Jail and will eventually be returned to the state of Washington to face prosecution on the local charges.