Thursday, October 20, 2005

Pittsburgh College Student Slain In Clarion

CLARION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- State police are investigating the killing of a 21-year-old Clarion University student from the Stanton Heights section of Pittsburgh.
The case began as a home invasion but has turned into a homicide investigation, troopers said. It happened between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday at an off-campus home on South Fifth Avenue in Clarion Township.
The victim was identified by a university spokesman as Kristopher Mills, a junior marketing major. Mills attended high school at Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Hampshire College student attacked in dorm

An 18-year-old Hampshire College student was treated at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital on Friday after he was severely beaten in his dorm room, according to Amherst police.
Salvador Perez, 23, of Dumont, N.J. was arrested at the Greenwich housing unit on campus in connection with the beating.
Police say the male victim awoke to find Perez standing in his room. Perez allegedly struck the victim repeatedly with a metal flashlight. He then strangled the victim with a nylon cord until he lost consciousness, police said.
The victim was treated and released early Friday morning at Cooley Dickinson Hospital for neck and head injuries, as well as for lacerations he suffered during the struggle.
Perez is not a Hampshire College student.
Perez was arraigned Friday morning at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Hadley on a list of charges, which included assault with the intent to murder, domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (metal flashlight). He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Police would not release the victim's identity, but did say he was alone when the attack occurred.
Police would also not name the housing unit where the attack took place.
Perez is currently held on $25,000 cash bail.