GUILTY CA - Danielle Keller, 27, beaten to death at her Novato home, 12 July 2009

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  1. chicoliving

    chicoliving Former Member

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    Samantha Mitchell, 1, was reportedly kidnapped by 27-year-old James Raphael Whitty Mitchell just before 7:00 p.m. Sunday. James Mitchell allegedly beat the girl's mother to death and then fled with the baby girl.

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    James Mitchell is described as a white male, 6'2", 220 pounds with a muscular build, a shaved head, and hazel eyes.

    He was last seen driving a gold and silver Honda Accord with California license plate 5XAT527.

    Samantha is described as having black hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a pink and white jumpsuit.

    Anyone who sees the suspect should immediately call 911.

    http://cbs13.com/local/amber.alert.bay.2.1082977.html

    He's thought to have two guns (registered to him) and he's threatened to kill any LE that tries to stop him.
     
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    chicoliving Former Member

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    A 1-year-old girl has been safely recovered and her 27-year-old father is in custody after he took her after allegedly beating her mother to death in Novato Sunday night, a police sergeant said today.

    James Raphael Mitchell was taken into custody around midnight and the child, Samantha Mitchell, was found and determined to be unharmed, Sgt. Jennifer Welch said.

    http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?type=bcn&item=CHILD-FOUND-baglm
     
  4. ziggy

    ziggy New Member

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    http://sfchronicle.us/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/13/BAO918NG4R.DTL

    Ok, Holy Cow. This happened just down the hill from me. I JUST moved back to Novato.

    On the way to work the street was clogged with news trucks and police. I had no idea until I looked up what the heck was going on in sleepy Novato!

    So very sad. I can't believe that not far from me last night a young woman was being murdered with a baseball bat. yikes.

    This guy is a nut and hopefully will never be free again.
     
  5. ziggy

    ziggy New Member

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    Oh wow, it was only 1 mile from me.
     
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    My God, how horrific for that baby, to know this about her own parents when she grows up...thankfully, though, she is safe.
     
  7. Lucy's mom

    Lucy's mom Member

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    This is so very, very sad. One of my girlfriends went to high school with Danielle and apparently Danielle started adding all of her old friends on Facebook. It was earie to see on my friends facebook that they are "friends." This article has details that I have not yet heard. He was actually holding the baby while he was bludgeoning her to death. I just don't understand.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,532640,00.html?test=latestnews
     
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    I suppose there could be something underlying here in the perp, but he has been pretty consistent in his behavior as long as his priors have been accurately reported-physically violent. He followed through on what he said he would do-he killed her and took the baby. Undoubtedly he would have done the same for the family members he threatened...how incredibly sad.
     
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