Homeowner wrongfully blamed for HOA clubhouse shooting in Memphis

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   How would you feel if you rented your homeowners’ association clubhouse for a party, and you were blamed when some uninvited guests decided to shoot up the clubhouse after they were denied entry to the party? It happened to a woman who owns a home in Oakwood subdivision, in Lakeland, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis. According to recent reports, an unidentified homeowner rented the HOA’s clubhouse for a Continue ReadingHomeowner wrongfully blamed for HOA clubhouse shooting in Memphis

Vegas security guard charged with first degree murder following deadly shooting at Mountainside Condos

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities News of a recent shooting at Mountainside Condominiums in Las Vegas has made national news. Associated Press reports that Trayvone Crocket was shot by Malik Kendrick, a security guard employed at Mountainside. Crocket died from his injuries, and a 14-year old girl who was with Crocket at the time was injured in the hand and wrist by gunshot. AP reports that a coroner has ruled the death a homicide. Continue ReadingVegas security guard charged with first degree murder following deadly shooting at Mountainside Condos

More details revealed in case of double murder at Boston condo

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Since yesterday’s blog, several other news sources have reported additional details about the gruesome murder of Richard Field and Lina Bolaños in their South Boston penthouse condominium last Friday night. We now know the name of the condominium: Macallen Building, located at 141 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston. The luxury condominium was constructed within the past decade, and is renowned for its innovative LEED certified design. It boasts first Continue ReadingMore details revealed in case of double murder at Boston condo

How could a brutal double murder happen in a high-security, luxury, Boston condo?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities UPDATED 7:50 PM EDT According to numerous reports, a tragic double murder occurred in an unnamed luxury Boston condominium this weekend. Two well-respected doctors, Richard Field and Lina Bolanos, were found deceased in their penthouse condo. The couple had been tied up, their throats slit allegedly by Bampumim Teixeira of Chelsea, a 30-year old recently released from prison on felony charges. The question on the minds of condo owners: “how Continue ReadingHow could a brutal double murder happen in a high-security, luxury, Boston condo?