Crime

Indiana Man Accused Of Killing Wife Wins GOP Primary

The Indianapolis Star reports: A Lebanon man accused of killing his wife in March and dumping her body in a creek is among the candidates to advance in a local election after Indiana’s primaries Tuesday. Andrew Wilhoite, who’s suspected of fatally striking his wife with a gallon-sized concrete flower pot, secured a spot Tuesday as one of three Republican candidates …

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QAnon Bear Spray Riot Suspect Loses Bid To Move Trial

Law & Crime reports: The judge overseeing the case of a California man accused of assaulting police during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has denied his request to move the case out of Washington, D.C. Sean Michael McHugh, who allegedly accused police of “protecting pedophiles” before attacking them with a metal sign and bear spray during a …

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Man Gets 60 Days In Assault On Flight Attendants

ABC News report: A 23-year-old man featured in a video that went viral after he groped two flight attendants, punched a third, screamed his parents had $2 million and was duct taped to a seat of a Frontier Airlines flight was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail followed by one year of supervised release. Max Berry pleaded guilty to …

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Feds Investigate Another Rape Coverup At Liberty U

The Christian Post reports: Another former student has claimed that Liberty University failed to properly investigate her allegation of sexual assault, prompting the U.S. Department of Education to investigate the school’s handling of assault allegations. The lawsuit, filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, argues that Liberty “failed to provide Plaintiff with services …

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Ex-Marine Gets 27 Months In Assault On Capitol Police

NBC News reports: Kevin Creek, a 47-year-old former Marine, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich for assaulting officers on Jan. 6. Creek was arrested in June and pleaded guilty in December, when he admitted to striking a D.C. police officer in the hand, pushing a Capitol Police officer and kicking that same officer. Prosecutors …

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AL Jail Official Sought In Escape Of Murder Suspect

The Birmingham News reports: A felony arrest warrant has been issued for the Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections that has been missing with an inmate charged with capital murder, Sheriff Rick Singleton said at a Monday morning press conference. The charges related to Vicky White involve assisting the inmate, Casey Cole White [no relation], escape from the jail, Singleton …

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Sydney Man Boasted About 1988 Murder Of Gay Man

The Associated Press reports: A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday. Scott White, 51, appeared in the New South Wales state Supreme Court for a sentencing hearing after he pleaded guilty in January …

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Pope: Rapist Priests Are Eroding Trust In The Church

The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis gave a new mandate to his sex abuse advisory commission Friday, telling its members to work with bishops around the world to establish special welcome centers for victims and to audit the church’s progress on fighting abuse from its new perch within the Vatican. Francis warned that without more accountability from the church, the …

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New York Man Says He Murdered His “Witch” Sister Because She Blocked His “Communication With God”

Albany’s CBS News affiliate reports: “I was done with her witchcraft.” That’s what 51-year-old Anthony Dibella allegedly told police after the stabbing death of his sister in the town of Lyme Thursday morning. According to court documents, Dibella repeatedly stabbed 67-year-old Wanda Paoli in the head, neck and face with a bayonet blade and an awl. The papers say Dibella …

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Former Idaho GOP State Rep Found Guilty Of Rape

The Associated Press reports: A former Idaho lawmaker was convicted Friday of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern after a dramatic trial in which the young woman fled the witness stand during testimony, saying “I can’t do this.” The intern told a Statehouse supervisor that Aaron von Ehlinger raped her at his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise …

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Libertarian Youth Leader Charged With Raping Student

The Daily Beast reports: The ex-president of the nation’s leading libertarian youth organization has been charged with raping and drugging a college student while attending the University of Pittsburgh, allegedly rendering her unconscious by spiking her drink with a roofie. The bombshell allegations follow a wave of other students coming forward last year with similar stories, claiming online that they’d …

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DOJ Sues Manafort For $3 Millon In Fines And Penalties

ABC News reports: The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. It is seeking $3 million in fines and penalties over Manafort’s alleged failure to file reports disclosing more than 20 offshore bank accounts he controlled in Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the U.K. between 2006 and 2014. The lawsuit, …

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How Shady Drivers Have Recently Cost NYC Up To $75M

The City reports: Delinquent drivers do everything from bending their license plates to putting plastic covers over them to spraying various chemicals to make it impossible for the cameras to accurately read them, according to city Department of Transportation officials. “Drivers using illegal license plates to evade accountability make our city more dangerous, while taking away revenue from life-saving street …

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Texas “Family Affair” Capitol Rioter Pleads Guilty

Law & Crime reports: A member of the Texas family that traveled to Washington, D.C., ahead of Jan. 6 and apparently ended up storming the Capitol building has pleaded guilty. Joshua Munn, 24, admitted in court what he appears to have acknowledged on social media: that he was one of the Donald Trump supporters, angry over the results of the …

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Pastor Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Teen Girl, Said God Gave Him A “Vision” That They Were “Betrothed”

Elmira, New York’s NBC News affiliate reports: Robert Fenton, 52, is being charged with sexually abusing and assaulting a 14-year-old girl from 1996 to 1998 in Bradford County, when he was 26 years old. According to the announcement from the AG’s office, Fenton allegedly claimed that “God wanted the victim to be his spouse” because of a vision he had. …

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Bail Denied For FL Pastor Accused Of Child Sex Abuse, Police Say He Beat His Victims With Wooden Paddles

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: A judge on Wednesday denied a request for bond for a Jacksonville pastor accused of abusing children for decades. Paul Dyal, 78, pastor of the Jacksonville Assembly of the Body of Christ on Old Kings Road, is charged with two counts of capital sexual battery on a child. The defense wanted him released on his …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Brother, Already Accused Of Hate Crime, Charged In Second Attack By San Diego Prosecutors

The Times Of San Diego reports: The brother of Ashli Babbitt, the San Diego woman fatally shot during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is facing new criminal charges stemming from an alleged attack on a man in Ocean Beach, the San Diego City Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Roger Witthoeft, 33, was already facing charges for allegedly …

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Chauvin Appeals Conviction In Murder Of George Floyd

CNN reports: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has asked the state Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction for the 2020 murder of George Floyd. The 82-page filing lists more than a dozen aspects of the case and trial that Chauvin’s attorney argues tainted the proceedings and rendered them “structurally defective,” including extensive pretrial publicity and protests outside the …

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Cawthorn Hit With Misdemeanor Charge For Trying To Sneak Loaded Gun Onto Plane, Faces Possible $14K Fine

NBC News reports: Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., was cited Tuesday for having a loaded 9mm handgun at a TSA checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the second time he has been stopped with a firearm at an airport since taking office last year. The incident occurred just before 9 a.m., when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it was notified that TSA …

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Man Charged In Anti-Gay Assault Of Flight Attendant

The Daily Beast reports: A first-class passenger flying home from Atlanta became enraged with a flight attendant who refused to continue serving the man alcohol, calling him a “fag” and a “queer” before throwing a glass of ice at him and hitting him with an onboard telephone, according to an FBI affidavit obtained first by The Daily Beast. Christopher Alexander …

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