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March 31, 2008, 7:49 pm

Dr. Amy Castillo

Baltimore, Md Mark Castillo, 41-years-old, is the father who often had disputes with his estranged wife, Amy Castillo, over the custody of their three children. On Sunday he confessed to drowning Anthony, 6, Austin, 4, and Athena, 2, in a hotel bathtub on the night he was to return them to their mother. Police were sent to a hotel room Sunday after the front desk received a call from Mark Castillo saying hed killed the children and was going to commit suicide. Castillo had never hurt the children, but threatened that the worst thing he could do to Amy was to kill the children and not her so that she would have to live without them. May Amy and all those who are suffering because of this terrible tragedy be comforted and consoled by our prayers and active concern.

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March 28, 2008, 6:07 pm

Iretha Barker, 70-Years-Old,

Chicago, Ill Iretha Barker was rescued early today after three policeman broke through the barred front door of a burning home and spotted the woman collapsed and unconscious but breathing on the floor. She had keys around her neck. It appeared that she was trying to get out of the house but was not able to open the door. Her two dogs were also rescued from the fire and were taken by animal control. Iretha is listed in critical condition. May we pray for the Irethas wellness and for all burn victims who face similar painful and enduring recoveries.

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March 27, 2008, 8:25 pm

Krystal Skinner, 22-Years-Old

LINDENWOLD, N.J. A young mother who was a Rutgers University student was found beaten and stabbed to death Wednesday in her off-campus, apartment. Krystal Skinner was stabbed repeatedly in the chest while her 2-year-old son was in the next room. No suspect has been named, but friends say that she had been in a very abusive relationship with her boyfriend. Skinner was about to graduate with a degree in social work and had a job lined up with the Department of Youth and Family Services. Please pray for all of those who are held in bondage by abusive relationships. May God protect and give comfort to those who are unable to break free from these devastating situations.

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March 26, 2008, 7:57 pm

Joshua Ramirez, 2-Years-Old, Accidental Death

Fort Worth, TX Joshua Ramirez was fatally injured Tuesday night when his neighbor backed a white Ford Explorer out of a driveway and ran over him. The toddler was riding his plastic motorcycle when he was fatally hurt. The driver immediately got out of her vehicle to see what she had hit. The boys father then jumped into the SUV and moved the vehicle off the boy. The driveway was a common area shared by two families. May God keep this family from being overwhelmed by despair and provide them with never-ending comfort.

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March 25, 2008, 4:28 pm

Emilio Navaira, 45-Years-Old, Massive Head Injuries

HOUSTON, Texas Navaira, known to his fans simply as Emilio, was behind the wheel of his tour bus when it slammed into an interchange barrier on a Houston freeway, propelling him through the windshield. Even if he survives the horrific head injury he suffered in the crash, doctors treating the Grammy-winning Tejano Singer say he faces an uncertain future that could include a coma, vegetative state, weakness or paralysis, difficulty speaking and memory loss. Doctors have given him a 30-35% chance of survival. Investigators noted that Navaira was not licensed to drive the 26,000-pound bus that was carrying six others who were not critically injured. May he be blessed with a recovery that allows him to live a fulfilling life.

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March 24, 2008, 4:31 pm

Maria R. & Husband, Gift of Life

Chandler, AZ - Maria and her husband have longed for a family and have been struggling with infertility for many years. Maria has been on numerous medications, suffered a miscarriage and has been diagnosed with high FSH and Premature Ovarian Failure. Very recently the couple did their first In-Vitro cycle and Maria did not respond to the medication as well as the doctors wanted her to. The procedure ultimately produced just a single egg which will be injected with her husbands sperm in hopes of the production of one embryo. If successfully developed, the embryo transfer will happened tomorrow. Please pray for this couple during this challenging infertility treatment. May God bless this couple with the gift of new life.

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March 21, 2008, 4:47 pm

Willie Earl Green, 56-Years-Old, Finally Free

LOS ANGELES, California -- Willie Earl Green walked out of a California courtroom as a free man yesterday after serving nearly 25 years in prison for the execution-style murder of a Los Angeles woman, which he insists he never committed. A Los Angeles judge set the graying 56-year-old free after ruling that the prosecutions star witness, Willie Finley, lied to a jury during his original testimony. Finley recently recanted his story. After his release, Green said he wasnt bitter about his experience, didnt hate anyone and forgave Finley for his false testimony. Today Willie Green is free, he is humble and chooses to focus on the fact that the victim, 25-year-old, Dee Dee Walker, still has no justice. Let us pray for all those awaiting Gods justice and peace at this time.


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March 20, 2008, 10:40 pm

Sean Herbert, 14-Years-Old

FORT WORTH, TX - Emergency workers are continuing their search for a 14-year-old boy today. Record level of rainfall in the Dallas area on Tuesday has made many unsuspected areas extremely dangerous. Sean Herbert and a friend were playing in a nearby rain-swollen creek when they were pulled in by fast-moving flood waters at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Herbert's friend was able to swim to safety but witnessed Herbert being swept away and sucked into a drainage pipe. Sean Herberts family and friend remain hopeful as the fire department moved from a rescue effort to a recovery effort. May God bless the Herbert family during this difficult time.

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March 19, 2008, 4:30 pm

Roxanne Mouat, 36-Years-Old

A routine trip to the grocery store ended with the bizarre and very sad death of a mother of three. Roxanne Mouat was killed when a driver struck her in the parking lot of a Sterling Heights grocery store. The driver backed up quickly and hit Roxanne, knocked her across the parking lot and hit her a second time. Roxanne was with two of her children at the time of the accident and was able to move them out of harms way in her final moments. May we offer a prayer for strength and comfort for the Mouat children.

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March 18, 2008, 5:04 pm

Rachel Conger, 30-Years-Old, Missing

Paul and Rachel Conger disappeared on March 13. It has been reported that the couple had some domestic problems during their 10-year marriage. Rachel moved out of the couples house with her 13-year-old daughter about two months ago. On Sunday, Paul was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound about a quarter of a mile from his home in a wooded area. The search for Rachel continues. Police are being led to believe that she is a victim of a murder-suicide at the hands of her husband since he unexpectedly answered her cell phone on the day that they disappeared. Please pray that search teams are able to locate Rachel. May God provide comfort for this family and their friends at this time.

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March 17, 2008, 2:52 pm

Scott Wade Smith, 18-Years-Old, Rape Charge

GREENSBURG, Pa. A Greensburg man has been charged with raping his girlfriends 5-month-old baby who was left in his care. The incident took place Friday morning at a home, where several people, including the infants mother, were living. Scott Smith made up a story about the baby choking on a crayon, but doctors didnt find this to be the case. Police reported that the baby girl was crying so hard she nearly stopped breathing. The injuries that the infant sustained were extremely severe and required immediate surgery. Smith has been charged with five felonies and could face life in prison. Please God, eliminate this type of evil behavior and protect those who cannot protect themselves.

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March 14, 2008, 4:34 pm

Huot La & Suon Xieu, Tragic Coincidence

In an area that is laden with robberies, assaults and theft, Huot La and his wife Suon Xieu operated their family liquor business since 1989. Even after Mr. La, 70, was badly beaten with a pistol in the store parking lot 11 months ago, ultimately putting him in a coma, his 70-year-old wife continued to run the business. It all ended in one horrifying hour the morning on March 7th. In a case of tragic coincidence, Mr. La died and Ms. Xieu was paralyzed from the waist down when she was shot during this latest robbery. Please pray that information comes available leading to and arrest and that God comforts Suon Xieu during these difficult times.

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March 13, 2008, 2:34 pm

Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake, Soldier and Good Samaritan

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A soldier just home from teaching medical treatment to soldiers was forced to use his skills on our soil. Sgt. Maj. Blake spent time in Afghanistan just last week. As part of a training exercise, he was reminding soldiers how to properly tie a tourniquet. When he returned home, he was looking forward to a few days away from bloody injuries and broken bones. As he was driving down a highway, he came upon 15-year-old Joshua Castle who had just been struck by a car while on his way to school. Several people had stopped, but Blake was the first to approach the boy whose leg was almost completely severed. Blake immediately took action, kept the boy alert and controlled blood flow by tying a tourniquet that doctors said saved the young boys life. Please pray for the recovery of Joshua Castle. May God bless Sgt. Maj. Blake and all members of the armed forces whose efforts reach far beyond the battlefield.

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March 12, 2008, 6:25 pm

Khandi Busby & Children, Senseless Incident

Khandi Busby, a 27-years-old mother, threw her six and eight year old children from a freeway overpass during Wednesdays morning rush before leaping off herself. All three somehow survived the 22-foot fall into heavy traffic. They all landed on concrete and two of them were hit by oncoming cars. Miraculously, there were no fatalities and they are all instable condition at the Dallas hospital. Currently there is no explanation for this mothers actions. Please pray that Khandi receives the help that she needs and that her children recover fully from this misfortune.

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March 11, 2008, 6:25 pm

Mark Ritter, 71-Years-Old, Missing Pilot

Austin, Texas - The search is still on today for a 71-year-old pilot who went missing Sunday. Ground teams spent all Monday searching, but were unable to come up with anything. Ritter was flying from Brenham to Lockhart, but did not make it back to his hanger. The planes emergency transmitter has not gone off yet, which means the plane did not crash. Please pray for that search-and-rescue teams are able to locate the plane and bring Mark home safely.

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March 10, 2008, 2:52 pm

Ashlee Crocitto, 16-Years-Old, Kidnapped

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Police are looking for 20-year-old, Carlos Antonio, who kidnapped his former girlfriend, a pregnant teenager, on Saturday morning. 16-year-old Ashlee Crocitto was preparing to leave for work on Saturday morning when Carlos stopped by her home and forced her into his car at knifepoint while her mother tried to stop him. The police were called immediately and an Amber Alert has been issued. It is thought that Carlos may be heading to Mexico. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. Please pray that Ashlee is returned safely to her family.

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March 7, 2008, 3:02 pm

Jajuan Holmes, 18-Years-Old, Suicide Victim

Mobile, Alabama Jajuan Holmes fatally shot himself about 10 a.m. Thursday at Davidson High School in front of 150 classmates. Holmes appeared at the top of the bleachers in the gym where students were gathered. Holmes walked down the bleachers to the center of the gym court placed a gun to his head and shot himself. A member of the coaching staff tried to approach Holmes, but retreated when the gun was pointed at him. May God help these young children through their grieving process. Please pray that patterns of depression and misbehaviors are identified and addressed before escalating to such degrees.

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March 6, 2008, 4:13 pm

Jamiel Shaw, 17-Year-Old, Tragic Loss

LOS ANGELES - The mother of a slain high school football star returned home Wednesday from military duty in Iraq and visited a memorial at the site of her sons shooting. Jamiel Shaw was shot and killed Sunday just steps away from his home. The incident occurred Sunday evening when two Latino males got out of their car and asked him Where you from? When he didnt respond, they shot him numerous times. Shaw was not a gang member, but better described as a great person who got good grades and had drawn recruiting interest from Stanford and Rutgers for his unbelievable football talents. Please offer a special prayer today for Anita and Jameil Sr., Jameil's parents, who spent a lifetime loving and raising a wonderful son who will be deeply missed. Rest in peace Jameil.

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March 5, 2008, 6:15 pm

Steven Rooney, Assistant Principal, Kidnapping/Sexual Assault

LOS ANGELES It has been reported that Steven Rooney, a South Los Angeles middle school administrator, has been arrested for, and is under investigation for the kidnapping and sexual assaulting a student. The 13-year old was attacked Saturday, but not on campus. Please pray that this young child is comforted at this time. May God keep our children safe.

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March 4, 2008, 5:21 pm

Abigail Hassinger, 3-Years-Old, Near Drowning

CINCINNATI 3-year-old Abigai Hassinger was rushed to the hospital Friday night after being found in an icy lake at Winton Park. Three children and their father had gone to the park to enjoy the playground. When the family ventured back to the car and started to get in the vehicle, the childrens father noticed that Abigail was missing. He immediately phoned the police, who eventually found the girl who was trapped under ice by the shore of the lake. Abigail was listed in critical condition at Childrens Hospital. Please pray that Abigail makes a complete recovery. May this serve as a reminder that we must remain vigilant when children are near any water source.

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March 3, 2008, 2:53 pm

Hannah and Shelley, 13-Years-Old, Best Friends

A rescue effort turned into recovery mission last night in South Dayton. Hannah Hunt and Shelly-Anne Comstock, both 13-Years-Old, were riding tandem on a snowmobile when they became separated from their friend and disappeared into the snowy night. Investigators say they both died from spinal injuries and internal trauma after hitting a tree. The wrecked snowmobile told the story of a fun ride that ended abruptly. The two girls were best friends which is why rescuers knew that where ever they were, they would find them together. Something in the life of these two wonderfully beautiful girls went dreadfully wrong on Saturday evening. May God give us the ability to accept such horrific and unseen events as part of His will.

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