Man Shot Outside Blockbuster Refused Transfusion

[Original Publication Date: November 26, 2004]

Nov 19, 2004 4:55 pm US/Mountain

AURORA, Colo. (News 4) The man shot outside of an Aurora Blockbuster store last weekend died after saying no to a basic lifesaving procedure, News 4 reports.

Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

Postal worker Aaron Davis, 39, was bleeding badly on Saturday night when he arrived at the hospital but he was coherent. He rejected a blood transfusion at Aurora South Hospital because of his religious beliefs, News 4 reports.

According to a coroner’s investigator, Davis said no to offers of a transfusion because he’s a devout Jehovah’s Witness, and his religious stance prevented him from accepting blood from others.

According to the coroner’s office, there was no other way to save his life than trying to stop the bleeding.

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Victims’ Families Dispute Blame

[Original publication date: September 10, 2004]

Relatives working to bring bodies to Nicaragua for burial

Meza Family MemorialROCK HILL – The deaths of the Meza family in York County are making headlines in Nicaragua where the mothers of the slain adults are arguing about who committed the crime.


In Friday’s edition of El Nuevo Diario, a newspaper in Managua, the front page had opposing photos of Orfa Molinares Munguia — mother of Marbely Meza — and Dona Teodolinda Meza — mother of Denis Meza. Above Meza’s photo, the headline says “Mi hijo no fue” (“It wasn’t my son.”)

The five-member Meza family died early Monday. The three children, Jairo, 5; Denise, 8; and Denia, 14, died after having their throats slashed before their home was destroyed by fire. The parents died from smoke inhalation and burns in the fire at 4053 Crestview Drive. Marbely Meza, 30, had a cut on her wrist that may have been a defensive knife wound. Investigators are awaiting toxicological test results they hope will point to the killer.

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Anthony Hall – another murderer defended by a JW

[Original Publication Date: August 20, 2001]

Anthony Hall escaped death row once by appeal. But a jury decided Monday to send the convicted murderer back to face execution for his 1983 murder of a prison kitchen worker.

After 4 hours of deliberation, the Circuit Court jury announced that Hall should die by lethal injection. The panel had listened to a week of arguments on whether the 39-year-old should die or spend the rest of his life in prison.

Hall was already in prison for a series of rapes in Cook County when he was convicted in 1985 of stabbing Frieda King repeatedly and leaving the kitchen supervisor to bleed to death in a cold-storage area.

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