Clarence Duwell Dear, 51, is being sought by the Pomona Police Department after a 41-year-old woman was set alight on Friday around 1:45 p.m. PT.
Police were called to the area after neighbors saw the woman run from a house engulfed in flames.
After collapsing on the street, she was treated for severe burns and taken to hospital, where she died.
“Preliminary information suggests that the suspect and victim became involved in a heated argument that escalated to physical violence,” police said in a statement.
“It appears that during a domestic dispute, the suspect chased the victim from their residence and was able to douse the victim with gasoline,” police said. “The suspect then ignited the victim, possibly with a lit cigarette.”
Authorities say Dear fled the scene and has not been seen since.
A Woman Was Set Ablaze And Killed In L.A. On Christmas Day. BuzzFeed News, 12/26/2015.
Fidel Lopez called 911 about 3:39 a.m. Sunday and told the operator his girlfriend Maria Nemeth was having trouble breathing and was going to die, according to the arrest report filed in the case.
Sunrise police found Lopez crying for help next to Nemeth’s naked body on the floor of the bathroom with blood and body tissue around the apartment that Nemeth, 31, and Lopez, 24, had shared for about one week in the 1600 block of Northwest 128th Drive, the report stated.
The bathroom door was ripped off its hinges and there was blood and tissue in the bathroom, a bedroom closet, and smeared on walls and doors. There were several holes in the walls and a shattered sliding glass door, police said.
During questioning Sunday morning Lopez initially told investigators that he and Nemeth had been having rough sex and that she went into the bathroom, vomited and collapsed, the arrest report said.
Further questioning revealed a different story.
Lopez told detectives he became a “monster” when Nemeth called out her ex-husband’s name two times while they were having sex. He said hearing someone else’s name during sex upset and enraged him, investigators said.
Lopez said he left Nemeth in the closet where they were having sex and started breaking things throughout the apartment, smashing the rear sliding glass door and punching holes in the walls, police said.
Below = GRAPHIC. “Monster” doesn’t start to describe this. This is not “rough sex” or about “rough sex” at all and that scumbag only said that to try to excuse himself for killing her. Only a scumbag who can’t see a woman as a human would do this.
Most of the time, when a man claims “it was rough sex,” he’s hiding a rape. Period.
He went back to the closet where Nemeth was lying unconscious and he started inserting a beer bottle, a flat iron for hair, and both fists inside of her, investigators said.
Lopez said he inserted his arm up to his elbow and ripped out part of her intestines, detectives said.
He carried her into the bathroom and tried to put water on Nemeth’s face, but she did not wake up.
Lopez told police he then washed the blood off his hands in the bathroom sink, went out on the porch to smoke a cigarette and then started to panic.
After further efforts to clean the apartment, Lopez told police he checked on Nemeth in the bathroom, found that she wasn’t breathing and called 911, according to the arrest report.
Sunrise murder suspect accused of disemboweling girlfriend | (Warning: Graphic content). Sun Sentinel, 9/22/2015.
Investigators said [David] Conley  admitted to breaking into the home through an open window after the woman he formerly lived with, Valerie Jackson, 40, changed the locks on the doors.
Conley told investigators that he restrained eight people inside with metal handcuffs, including Jackson and shot them in the back of the head.
The identities of the victims were released in a press conference Sunday afternoon. They include, Valerie Jackson, her husband Dwayne Jackson, 50, Dwayne Jackson, Jr., 10, Nathaniel Jackson, 13, Honesty Jackson, 11, Caleb Jackson, 9, Trinity Jackson, 7, and Jonah Jackson, 6.
HCSO Spokesman Thomas Gilliland said when deputies arrived, no one responded at the front door. They then received more information that indicated a man in the home was wanted on a warrant.
The sergeant on the scene called for a High Risk Operations Unit, similar to SWAT, to help make entry and investigate. While the call was being placed, deputies surrounded the home, and they spotted the body of a juvenile through a window.
At that point, the sergeant and three deputies forced their way in, and Conley began shooting, the sheriff’s office says. Deputies pulled back and waited for the HROU and a negotiator to arrive.
Authorities established contact with the Conley, and after more than an hour he came outside and surrendered without further incident.
The bodies of eight people were found in the home, Gilliland said.
Suspect charged with capital murder of 6 kids, 2 adults. KHOU.com, 8/9/2015.
Lara Sobel died from two gunshot wounds as she left the DCF office at the Barre City Place, 219 North Main St., at about 4:45 p.m., Barre City Police Chief Tim Bombardier said.
The suspect, Jody Herring, was tackled by eyewitnesses and held until police arrived, the chief said.
A rifle with a scope lay under a window of City Place, which houses some state offices. The weapon was described by the chief as a “fairly high caliber hunting rifle.”
Herring lost custody of her 9-year-old child July 10, Bombardier said at a news conference about four hours after the shooting. The child remains in state custody.
The shooting occurred a few hundred yards from the state courthouse, which handles family and criminal court matters.
Officials: DCF worker killed after custody dispute. Burlington Free Press, 8/8/2015.
Dead are two sisters, Rhonda Herring and Regina Herring, and their mother, Julie Ann Falzarano, according to a family member.
The sisters are in their 40s, said Tiffany Herring, 23, who identified herself as the daughter of Rhonda Herring. Falzarano is in her 70s. The information about the victims was confirmed by Gov. Peter Shumlin and other Vermont public-safety officials during a Saturday-night news conference.
Tiffany Herring said she discovered the bodies at about 8 a.m. Saturday when she and a friend went to the family’s farmhouse on Airport Road in Berlin.
“Both doors were wide open, and I walked into the living room, and that’s where I saw my mom dead,” Tiffany Herring told the Burlington Free Press.
Tiffany Herring said Rhonda and Regina Herring are cousins of Jody Herring, 40, the suspect in Friday’s killing.
Jody Herring of Barre Town was tackled by bystanders and witnesses at about 4:45 p.m. Friday after fatally shooting Vermont Department for Children and Families case worker Lara Sobel outside her office building in downtown Barre, police said.
The three victims in Berlin were shot to death, Tiffany Herring said.
It was not immediately clear who owned the Airport Road home.
The police and Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn have said only that they are investigating a possible link between the Berlin slayings and Friday’s shooting in Barre.
Tiffany Herring told the Burlington Free Press that it appeared Folzorano was shot in bed, while Rhonda Herring showed signs of a struggle.
Jody Herring had called Rhonda Herring on Friday morning, Tiffany Herring said.
“My mother got a call in the morning, maybe 7:30 or 8 o’clock, saying it was Jody Herring, saying ‘You guys need to stop calling DCF unless you guys are going to have it coming to you,'” Tiffany Herring said.
Relative: 3 slain in Berlin linked to DCF suspect. Burlington Free Press, 8/9/2015.
According to police, the unidentified woman entered Applied Ballistics Indoor Shooting Range in Lafayette where she rented the gun and then shot herself once in the head. The woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Police say surveillance video left no doubt that the woman committed suicide.
According to a member of the shooting range, anyone who rents a gun at the range must undergo a safety course first.
Lafayette police officer Sgt. Mike Brown confirmed that the woman had watched the 20-minute safety video prior to taking her own life.
Police have yet to release her name.
Indiana woman rents gun at indoor range before killing herself in front of employees. The Raw Story, 7/26/2015.
Sgt.Trent Crump, a police spokesman, gave this account of the horrific incident:
A male neighbor knocked on the door of the apartment to check on the 43-year-old suspect, whom he hadn’t seen since the day before. When the man, whose name was not immediately released, answered the door, his left arm was severed at the elbow and his left eyeball was missing.
The neighbor could see that the apartment’s floors and walls were covered in blood and immediately contacted authorities. Officers saw several knives in the residence, and it remains unknown which were used during the slaying and self-mutilation.
When officers arrived, they detained the suspect and entered the apartment. There, they found the woman’s decapitated body inside a walk-in closet. Two dead dogs were also discovered inside the residence.
…The suspect spoke with police officers outside the apartment and indicated that he “killed three family members,” Crump said. It was unknown if the suspect was referring to the woman and the dogs or other relatives, but police are checking on other family members.
Officers find woman’s decapitated body, mutilated dogs in Phoenix. AZCentral.com, 7/25/2015.
It all began Wednesday afternoon when neighbors of Barnett said they spotted a black Dodge Durango outside of the teacher’s home. The neighbors became suspicious because Barnett had recently replaced the lock on her gate to her backyard after believing that someone had tampered with the latch.
Clayton County police said they believe that the girlfriend of Barnett’s husband was the kidnapper.
According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, deputies spotted the Durango around noon on Thursday at a truck stop on I-20 near the Waco exit, and a chase ensued.
The driver led officers heading west on Interstate 20 through Carroll and Haralson counties. When the chase crossed state lines, the Alabama State Patrol joined in.
The chase continued to mile marker 208 where the vehicle stopped suddenly while being pursued. According to Clayton County authorities, the suspect reached into the back of the car, retrieved a gun and shot Barnett before turning the gun on herself.
Police: Teacher kidnapped, killed by husband’s girlfriend. 11Alive, 7/17/2015.
(Off-Duty) Cop Gone Bad: “I’m tired of going to court”: Cop Shoots Ex-Wife Dead in Front of Witnesses, 7-Year-Old Daughter
Sgt. Phillip Seidle has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of his 7-year-old daughter in the death of his 51-year-old ex-wife Tamara, first assistant prosecutor Mark LeMieux said. The couple, who divorced on May 27, had nine children, ranging in age from 7 to 24.
The fatal shooting followed a violent encounter that began when Seidle — with his young daughter in the passenger seat of his silver Honda Pilot — chased his wife as she was driving through the streets of Asbury Park, LeMieux said.
Here’s how LeMieux described the shooting:
As Tamara Seidle was trying to flee, her vehicle crashed into a parked car on Sewall Avenue. Phillip Seidle’s car then crashed into hers, and he got out of the car, pulled out his handgun, and approached her car, immediately firing into the driver’s side several times.
Seidle’s daughter was in his car while he was shooting into her mother’s car.
Once Seidle stopped shooting, he put a gun to his head and started walking around the vehicle, police said. Police, who were nearby investigating an unrelated motor vehicle accident, started talking to Seidle, and got him to agree that they could take his daughter out of the car.
As she was taken away, Seidle then walked to the front of his wife’s car and fired into the windshield.
Seidle then put the gun again to his head, and there was a 30-minute standoff while police attempted to get him to surrender. He did so at 11:52 a.m., LeMieux said.
Eyewitness Michael Terrell described how Seidle ran out to the middle of the street, yelling at his ex-wife about child custody battles.
“The guy was in the middle of the street,” said Terrell, a Neptune resident who was working at Campbell’s Door Supply Co. on Sewall Avenue at the time. “He was saying, ‘I’m tired of going to court.'”
Breaking News: Neptune cop shoots, kills ex-wife with daughter in car. APP.com, 6/16/2015.
The pursuit began at about 10:40am Wednesday when the driver of a blue Chrysler 300 fled during a traffic stop. Authorities say police tried to pull over the driver for “suspicious activity,” including unsafe lane changes.
After several minutes of a high speed pursuit, during which the driver eluded police by going around patrol cars and even driving into the grass, the chase came to a crashing halt. The suspect slammed into a small white car at the intersection of Wallisville and Castlegory, then spun into another vehicle.
That’s when the suspect, identified as Frank Ernest Shepherd, III, got out of the car, but as he reached back inside the vehicle, officers opened fire, fatally striking him. Police say 10 to 12 shots were fired.
The end of the pursuit unfolded quickly, with only a matter of seconds elapsing between the time the suspect struck the white car and the time officers opened fire. HPD spokesperson John Cannon says two of the officers involved in the chase have been on the force for six years. He identified them as R Gonzales and L Engle. He didn’t elaborate on the nature of their involvement. It’s not yet known if they were wearing body cameras. [emphasis added]
SUSPECT FATALLY SHOT BY OFFICERS AT END OF POLICE CHASE. ABC13.com, 4/15/2015.