Cairns Tragedy: Mersane Warria Arrested in Murders of 8 Kids Inside Her Home

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Cairns Tragedy: Mersane Warria Arrested in Murders of 8 Kids Inside Her Home

CAIRNS TRAGEDY:  Mersane Warria has been arrested in the murders of eight children inside her home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora, The Australian reports . She allegedly fatally stabbed seven of her children and a niece.

Mersane Warria is currently being treated at a hospital for stabs wounds. She has been placed under police guard. The deceased children range in age from 18 months to 14 y ears.

 

Steve Whittingham Charged in Double Homicide of Wife & Alleged Lover

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Steve Whittingham Charged in Double Homicide of Wife & Alleged Lover (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Steve Whittingham, 48, was arrested in the stabbing deaths of his wife, Jonelle Barker, 36, and her alleged lover, Jerome Barrett, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn early Wednesday morning. Barker was allegedly cheating on her husband with Barrett.

The NY Daily News reports Barrett’s naked body was found outside the Spring Creek Towers shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Barker’s body was found in the trunk of Barrett’s car.

NY Daily News:  Jerome Barrett, 35, is believed to have been having sex with a co-worker in a car parked near his East New York home when the woman’s cuckolded husband interrupted their sexual encounter early Wednesday, police sources said. The lovers were naked.

The husband, Steve Whittingham, 48, stabbed Barrett several times in the chest and did the same to his wife, Jonelle Barker, 36, killing them both, police said in announcing Whittingham’s arrest early Thursday night.

Barrett, who also was married, was mortally wounded but managed to flee, still naked and clutching his clothing and wallet, the sources said. He made his way to the entrance of an apartment building on Louisiana Ave. near Seaview Ave. in the Spring Creek Towers shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, the sources said. He was ringing the buzzer at the main entrance, trying to summon help, when his wounds overcame him, the sources said. His clothes and wallet were found a few feet from his body, just outside the building’s entrance.

A day later, about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Barrett’s car, a Kia, was found parked on New Lots Ave. in Brownsville, the sources said.

Steve Whittingham was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree murder. If convicted, he is facing life without the possibility of parole.

Actor Stephen Collins Admits to Sexual Abuse of 3 Underage Girls

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Actor Stephen Collins Admits to Sexual Abuse of 3 Underage Girls (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins issued a statement admitting to inappropriate sexual contact with three minor females. He said, “Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since.”

Collins penned an essay that will appear in this week’s issue of People Magazine, explaining the details surrounding the sexual abuse of the three girls. He admitted to the sexual abuse in a recording released in October.

Stephen Collins says he has not “had an impulse to act out in any such way” in 20 years.

Here’s the statement in its entirety:

“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I’ve decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist’s or my knowledge or consent.

On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago. The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth.

I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later. I apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious. But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s.”

Kathie Lee Gifford Says Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her During 1970s

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Kathie Lee Gifford Says Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her During 1970s (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Kathie Lee Gifford said on “Today” on Tuesday that Bill Cosby tried to kiss her once during the late 1970s. She said it happened when she and her backup singers opened for Cosby on a comedy tour.

Gifford was quick to protect her friend, saying Cosby showed her and her backup singers “great kindness and generosity” during the two years they performed with him.

Gifford said: “I along with so many Americans and people around the world don’t want these (accusations) to be true. I will admit towards the end of the tour the last time I saw him he did try to kiss me. I said, ‘No,’ I said, ‘Bill, we’re friends.’ He said, ‘OK, good night,” and I said, ‘Good night.’ I went into my room and he went into his room. I’m not saying these women’s allegations are not true. From my own personal experiences, it didn’t happen.”

Gifford also said Bill Cosby made cappuccinos for her and her singers every time they left the stage at the end of their sets. Supermodel Beverly Johnson claims Cosby attacked her after spiking her cappuccino with drugs.

Evin Cosby Thinks Women Accusing Dad of Rape Should Go to Prison

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Evin Cosby Thinks Women Accusing Dad of Rape Should Go to Prison (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Bill Cosby’s youngest daughter, Evin Cosby, is speaking out in defense of her father, one day after his wife, Camille Cosby, blasted the media coverage, implying that he is the real victim. Evin Cosby made her views known via Facebook.

From her page, this isn’t the first time she’s addressing the allegations. On December 2, she thanked Jill Scott and Faizon Love, for publicly standing up for him. But her posts have escalated since then, with links to a Daily Caller video highlighting “factual contradictions” in the stories of the accusers. She also shared links to her father’s NY Post interview (or non-interview, since he said he didn’t know he was being interviewed) and her mother’s statement.

Evin Cosby blasted Spelman College, saying the historically black university should be “ashamed of themselves” for suspending the Bill Cosby professorship.

Spelman College should be ashamed of themselves. Morehouse College is a all BLACK school for men. Does anyone remember 4 Black men that were SENT to PRISON because a fellow Spelman student said she was raped. Well…… This Spelman woman was caught and turned out she lied about being raped after these men had their faces posted on the cover of ever news paper and held in jail. Someone please look up this article it was called Rape of the Spelman coed and it was in emerge magazine. Shame on YOU Spelman. You need to go to Sister’s Chapel and talk about this article revisit how many other innocent MEN that have been WRONGFULLY accused!!

She also called for the women who she believes are falsely accusing her father of drugging and raping them to be sent to prison themselves:

Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone. When someone rapes a person they go to prison. THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocentvictim.They are not ONLY destroying innocent people’s life they are ALSO making it hard for the MEN and Women to find justice when they have been raped.

To echo Tyler Perry, if Bill Cosby did the things these women are accusing him of, it’s horrible and if he’s innocent of the things they are accusing him of, it’s horrible.

3 More Teens Charged in Murder of Demario Bailey During Robbery Attempt

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3 More Teens Charged in Murder of Demario Bailey During Robbery Attempt

Three more teens have been arrested in the shooting death of 15-year-old Demario Bailey during an attempted robbery of his twin brother’s jacket last weekend.

According to a police statement, the teens, Deafro Brakes, 17, his brother Tarik Brakes, 16, and Isiah Penn, 17, were charged as adults with first degree murder, attempted robbery with a firearm and robbery. The teens were expected to make an appearance in bond court on Tuesday.

This comes after Carlos Johnson, 17, was charged in Demario Bailey’s murder.

 

Veteran Actress Cicely Tyson to Guest-Star on “How to Get Away With Murder”

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Veteran Actress Cicely Tyson to Guest-Star on “How to Get Away With Murder” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Veteran actress Cicely Tyson is set to guest-star on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” when the show returns on Jan. 29. She is currently booked for one episode, TheWrap reports.

The show is keeping the details of the role hush-hush.

The casting represents a reunion of sorts for her and “HTGAM” star Viola Davis as they both starred in the movie, “The Help.”

Tyson was last seen on television in Lifetime’s “Trip to Bountiful.” Her other TV credits include “The Rosa Parks Story,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Sweet Justice.”

In addition to “The Help,” her movie credits include “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” and “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

Markale Hart Charged in Murder of Auburn Football Player Jakell Mitchell

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Markale Hart Charged in Murder of Auburn Football Player Jakell Mitchell

Markale Hart, 22, was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Auburn University redshirted freshman Jakell Mitchell. He was fatally shot in the Tiger Lodge apartment complex.

Auburn University football coach Gus Malzahn and Athletic Director Jay Jacobs issued a statement on Jakell Mitchell’s murder:  “I know the Auburn Family is hurting, especially our players and coaches…We have lost a member of our family too young, too soon…Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jakell Mitchell’s family and those who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.”

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Markale Hart is accused of fatally shooting Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell. (Photo Credit: Handout/Auburn Police)

Markale Hart was located in Dadeville, 25 minutes from Auburn. The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department adn the Jackson Gap police assisted in his capture.

He is being held at the Lee County Jail in Opelika on $150,000 bond. Auburn police say no additional arrests are anticipated.

Hart was located in Dadeville, a 25-minute drive outside of Auburn, with the assistance of the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department and Jackson Gap police.

No additional arrests are anticipated, according to Auburn police. Hart was transported to the Lee County Jail in Opelika and his bond is set at $150,000. Police are asking anyone with information about Jakell Mitchell’s shooting to call 334-501-3140 to speak with a detective. Anonymous callers can leave tips at 334-246-1391.

Markale Hart Arrest Press Release

One Person Killed as New Round of Anti-Government Protests Rock Haiti’s Capital

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One Person Killed as New Round of Anti-Government Protests Rock Haiti’s Capital

One person was shot to death as a new round of anti-government protests rocked Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. Protesters are calling for President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to resign.

“We found a body. The victim was in his thirties. We have not yet identified him, but he was not participating in the demonstrations,” police spokesman Garry Derosiers told AFP.

It was unclear who fired the deadly shot.

On Friday, President Michel Martelly said Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was ready to resign to help end the country’s political impasse amid the widespread protests, but stopped short of saying when this might happen and whether he would leave too.

“I need to feed my kids. I am a single mom. The government does nothing to change our lives,” said a protester who only gave her name as Yolaine. Source: France 24

***UPDATE: Laurent Lamothe has resigned as prime minister.***

Auburn University Redshirt Freshman Jakell Mitchell Shot and Killed

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Auburn University Redshirt Freshman Jakell Mitchell Shot and Killed

Auburn University redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell shot and killed at the Tiger Lodge apartment complex near the university campus. Police are searching for his killer.

Jakell Mitchell, who had multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead at East Alabama Medical Center, aaccording to the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

Mitchell redshirted this season for the Auburn Tigers out of nearby Opelika High. The local star was ranked the 17th-best tight end in the country by 247sports.com.

Mitchell sat out the 2014 season at Auburn to gain weight and get ready for 2015.

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The shooting early Sunday occurred at the same apartment complex Desmonte Leonard killed three men, including former Auburn players Ed Christian andLadarious Phillips, at a party in the summer of 2012. He was convicted of capital murder, attempted murder and assault in October and will be sentenced Jan. 7. Source AL.com