Recent Examples of motel from the Web
In the February 2017 murder trial of Kevin Curtis — a transient charged with murder in the fatal 2013 stabbing of a former Lake Villa man in a Waukegan motel — the jury was out for more than three days.
Three white cops harass and torture ten black men and two white women (eventually killing three) in a midtown Detroit motel, a situation that John Hersey reported in The Algiers Motel Incident, his nonfiction account.
In July 1967, during rioting (some have called it a rebellion) in Detroit’s black neighborhoods, three young men were killed — murdered by most accounts — when confronted by police at the aforesaid motel.
The motel has even appeared on an episode of Ghost Adventures.
Lightfoot said the stop occurred in the parking lot of a motel where Valenzuela might have been staying because his girlfriend, 27-year-old Wendy Rugelio, soon showed up at the scene.
Alberto Velasquez, chairman of the Otay Mesa-Nestor Community Planning Group, said he was concerned the motel is located near bars and other businesses that could prompt relapses for some program participants.
Every weekend, his mother drove Sock and his older brother, Eric, to a motel in Overland Park, Kansas, so that the boys could play in clinics.
The first property to open will be a 16-room motel in Havana called Hotel Vento, according to a representative for the Provincial Housing Company of Havana.
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Origin and Etymology of motel
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
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Definition of motel for English Language Learners
: a place that is next to a road and that has rooms for people to stay in especially when they are traveling by car
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