IN Man ID’d As Victim Killed After Two Found Shot In Fort Wayne Yard Sunday Night

FORT WAYNE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Drake Wells has been identified as the male victim found dead following a Fort Wayne, Indiana, shooting Sunday night.

Wells, 21, was found suffering from at least one gunshot after 9:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Congress Ave. He was later positively identified by the Allen County Coroner.

Police found another unidentified man also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That man was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in very critical condition.

The coroner has ruled the death a homicide.

The coroner had identified that man as 21-year-old Drake Wells. The cause of death for Wells was determined to be gunshot wounds. The manner of death is a homicide. Continue reading

IN Victims In Thursday Fort Wayne Double-Shooting Identified

FORT WAYNE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Jason Sandy and Rachel Burtz, have been identified as the victims in Thursday night’s home shooting.

Fort Wayne police say a total of three people were shot inside a home in the 800 block of Madison St. Thursday around 9:12 p.m.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said the male victim was identified as 41-year-old Jason Sandy. He was last listed in critical condition. The female victim has been identified as 33-year-old Rachel Burtz. She was last listed in serious condition. Continue reading

“I Don’t Have An Ounce Of Guilt” Fort Wayne Woman Who Plotted To Kill 11-Week-Old Pleads Guilty

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, the Fort Wayne woman who police said plotted to kill her brother’s baby with drug tainted breast milk, has turned in a guilty plea.

Rodriguez-Miranda, 19, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Allen Superior Court to a felony charge of Attempted Murder after plotting to kill an 11-week-old girl. When asked by the court what she did that makes her guilty, she said, “I poisoned a bottle with a lethal dose of acetaminophen.” She clarified the bottle was for her baby niece.

Authorities alleged then that Rodriguez-Miranda was angry that her brother, his fiance and their daughter had been staying with her and her mother at their Fort Wayne home, and that her mother had agreed to allow them to stay longer.

In January, her mother found text messages on the cellphone she and Rodriguez-Miranda shared in which her daughter told her own boyfriend about her attempts to kill the then-11-week-old girl.

“I’m gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby,” Rodriguez-Miranda allegedly wrote in a Jan. 12 text message. Continue reading