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Retired Detective Murdered His Wife to Enjoy Retirement With New Lover: Prosecutors

A retired Massachusetts detective fatally shot his wifethen staged her murder as a suicideso he could be with another woman and keep his pension all for himself, prosecutors alleged in court Thursday. Brian Fanion, a 55-year-old former Westfield Police detective, pleaded not guilty in Hampden Superior Court Thursday morning to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the May 2018 death of his wife, Amy. Authorities at the time ruled the 51-year-olds shooting death a suicide. Prosecutors said in court. The intimate affair began last March, prosecutors said, stating that…

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Ronald Lee Haskell Sentenced to Death for Executing Ex-Wifes Family

A California man sentenced to death in a Texas court on Friday. Ronald Lee Haskell, 39, was was seeking revenge against anyone who helped his ex-wife, Melannie Lyon, after their bitter divorce when he drove from California to Texas to carry out the execution. [Haskell] is a manipulator, he is a liar, he wont change, and quite frankly, he doesnt want to change, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Samantha Knecht put her head down and cried in thecourtrooms front rowas his sentence was read. Stay previously told jurors she played…

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Police: Fotis Dulos Was Lying in Wait for Estranged Wife the Day She Vanished

Connecticut investigators working to get to the bottom of what happened to missing mother Jennifer Dulos say a truck her estranged husband used on the day she vanished was found to have a bloodlike substance inside itand he allegedly went to great lengths to conceal it by having the vehicle professionally cleaned, according to an arrest warrant application. Police took Fotis Dulos into custody Wednesday afternoon and posted a $500,000 bond and was released Wednesday evening. Upon his release, Dulos apparently made no mention of his estranged wife, who has…

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Fake Cop Allegedly Tricked Phone Companies Into Giving Him Peoples Location Data

The Colorado Public Safety Task Force contacted T-Mobile with an urgent situation: A man was suicidal and they needed real-time updates of his mobile phone location to save his life. T-Mobile handed over GPS data for the phone, and the task force reported it found the man in a field outside of an apartment complex. Verizon and Sprint received similar requests about different customers from the Task Force, which appeared to have spent months trying to prevent suicides all over the state. There were a couple of problems with this…

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Defies Reason and Logic: Alabama Woman Charged in Death of Fetus Seeks Dismissal of Unjust Case

An Alabama woman who was charged in thecharge Wednesday by a Jefferson County grand jury. The charges come six months after Jones was shot in the stomach while five months pregnant outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove during a Dec. 4, 2018, altercation with another woman, authorities said. The grand jury concluded Jones started the argument, which was over the unborn childs father. While everyday Ms. Jones relives the most tragic event in her life, the loss of her baby, Marlaysia Jones, she is now being forced by the…

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Chicago Police Release Jussie Smolletts Texts With Nigerian Brothers

CHICAGOThe Chicago Police Department released hundreds of documents from the Jussie Smollett case on Thursday, including text messages that suggest the Empire star discussed drugs with clients are suing Geragos for defamation. But everything will come out, he said. The city of Chicago is currently Foxx received emails and texts from Tina Tchen, an attorney friend of the Smollett family and chief of staff to Michelle Obama, who told Foxx she had concerns about the investigation and that Foxx also exchanged emails with a member of Smolletts family. An internal…

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Mom Berated Daughter for Not Doing Your F*cking Job! as They Strangled Pregnant Teen: Prosecutors

As 19-year-old charged with first-degree murder and felony aggravated battery after Desiree allegedly confessed to helping her mother with the slaying. Ochoa-Lopez was found in a trash can behind Clarisas Chicago home on May 15, police said. If someone confesses to a murder, then they should not have the right to live free among us, Julie Contreras, spokeswoman for the family and chair of LULAC National Immigration Committee, allegedly later told her daughter, according to Desirees videotaped confession. The 24-year-old, who is four-months pregnant, told her mothers boyfriendwho was at…

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Feds Feared Alleged Neo-Nazi Benjamin Bogard Could Be Next Mass Shooter

An alleged member of the neo-Nazi group the BBC reports. John Cameron Denton, a Texas man who at one time led the group, went by the listed as required reading for Atomwaffen members, describes graphic abuse of children. Bogard has been indicted only on the pornography charge, but the FBI detailed his alleged interest in white supremacy and violence during a court hearing last week. Agents testified that Bogards internet search history included phrases like buildings to bomb, and instructions for building guns, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He…

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DNA Crime-Solving Is Still New, Yet It May Have Gone Too Far

DNA is one of the most powerful substances in the universe. In the same structure it can encode the instructions to make uranium-munching microbes, giant flying lizards, or a stand of quaking aspens five miles wide. It can store every movie ever made in a single test tube. And it can stick around for tens of thousands of years. Just this week, Japanese scientists revealed they’d awakened some ancient wooly mammoth DNA by sticking it into mice embryos. What is dead may never die, indeed. It’s DNA’s ability to resurrect…

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Mighty Ducks Star Shaun Weiss Slow Fall From Grace

Early Saturday morning, police officers amused officers with his sense of humor; they called him witty. The witty man police arrested and later released was none other than Shaun Weiss, former child star and actor famous for his roles in The Mighty Ducks and Heavyweights. Born in 1978 in Montvale, New Jersey, Weiss got his start in show business in 1986 with a small part by Emilio Estevez was a surprise hit for Disney at the box office and spawned two sequels. In between Mighty Ducks films, Weiss kept busy…

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Formerly Jailed Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Gives Support to Ex-NYC Jail Union Boss at Retrial

Former New Jersey Nets player and ex-convict Jayson Williams gave moral support to former jail guard union boss Norman Seabrook on Thursday at his retrial for an alleged kickback he received for putting union cash into a hedge fund without authorization. Hes like family to me, Williams told the New York Daily News. Seabrook is accused of accepting a $60,000 payment for making a $20 million union investment into a shady hedge fund. Williams and Seabrook have reportedly known each other for over a decade, with Seabrook helping out with…

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How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonalds Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

On August 3, 2001, a McDonalds film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island. They carried their cameras and a giant cashiers check to a row of townhouses, and knocked on the door of Michael Hoover. The 56-year-old bachelor had called a McDonalds hotline to say hed won their Monopoly competition. Since 1987, McDonalds customers had feverishly collected Monopoly game pieces attached to drink cups, french fry packets and advertising inserts in magazines. By completing groups of properties like Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues, players won cash…

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