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    IA - Gretchen Crooks, 37, murdered, Osage, 24 March 2012

    http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/upd...871e3ce6c.html

    , the woman has been identified as Gretchen Crooks, 37.

    An autopsy determined Crooks died of multiple gunshot wounds. Her death was ruled a homicide.

    The boy was taken into custody without incident and later transported to the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center in Waterloo, where he remains in custody.

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    Son, 13, in custody in murder of Osage woman, 37

    http://globegazette.com/news/local/o...871e3ce6c.html






    OSAGE — Authorities confirmed Monday that a woman was shot to death in her Osage home Saturday by a 13-year-old boy that several sources say is her son.

    According to the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department, the woman has been identified as Gretchen Crooks, 37.

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    Matricide-terrible. I wonder what the story is behind this
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    Noah Crooks allegedly fired a .22 caliber hunting rifle multiple times into his mother’s chest, officials said.
    Nearly four days after the shooting death, detectives can find no motivation for why the teenager would have killed his mother, Younker said.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...heartbreaking-
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    It is always so alarming to read that the killer was "stoic" and "calm". The mental illness in our society is overwhelmingly being ignored.

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    Wow, Osage is a small town. My husband's parents were born there and his grandparents still live there. Wonder if any of them knew this family. So sad.

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    First homicide in 114 years I think? No history of any problems at home or school. I wonder what could have happened. "calm & stoic"-detached?
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    This case just troubles me.

    What makes a normal 13 yo just snap like that?

    Surely there HAD to be warning signs, right???
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    http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/upd...871e3ce6c.html


    The 13-year-old rural Osage boy accused of murdering his mother is also accused of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in Mitchell County Juvenile Court, according to court records.

    A delinquency petition outlining the acts allegedly committed by Noah Riley Crooks was filed in court Wednesday.

    Allegations include first-degree murder, a Class A felony; and the allegation of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peeples View Post
    http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/upd...871e3ce6c.html


    The 13-year-old rural Osage boy accused of murdering his mother is also accused of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in Mitchell County Juvenile Court, according to court records.

    A delinquency petition outlining the acts allegedly committed by Noah Riley Crooks was filed in court Wednesday.

    Allegations include first-degree murder, a Class A felony; and the allegation of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, a Class C felony.
    WOW.

    So he tried to sexually assault his mom??? Am I reading this right??

    WTH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejac View Post
    WOW.

    So he tried to sexually assault his mom??? Am I reading this right??

    WTH?
    that's what it sounds like to me

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    https://www.facebook.com/gretchencrooks

    Gretchen's FB

    She just got a new hair-do.

    This is so sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peeples View Post
    http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/upd...871e3ce6c.html


    The 13-year-old rural Osage boy accused of murdering his mother is also accused of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in Mitchell County Juvenile Court, according to court records.

    A delinquency petition outlining the acts allegedly committed by Noah Riley Crooks was filed in court Wednesday.

    Allegations include first-degree murder, a Class A felony; and the allegation of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, a Class C felony.
    What the hecK? I think I found the kid's FB. His profile pic looks like a small, goofy-faced, curly-haired kid. What the heck happened? I know pictures don't usually tell the whole story but they seemed like a very normal family.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejac View Post
    WOW.

    So he tried to sexually assault his mom??? Am I reading this right??

    WTH?
    WHOA. Didn't see that coming.

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    How just awful awful terrible. Any other news on this? Just does not seem right.

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