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.

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

Darren Sharper Indicted on More Rape Charges Following Louisiana Grand Jury Investigation

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Darren Sharper Indicted on More Charges Following Federal, Grand Jury Investigations (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Former Saints safety Darren Sharper, 39, who is currently in jail in Los Angeles on charges that he drugged and raped two women in California, was indicted on more rape charges following a federal grand jury investigation in Louisiana.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans announced the new charges on Friday, alleging Sharper and co-defendant Brandon Licciardi distributed illegal drugs “with intent to rape.” Licciardi is a “former Deputy Sheriff with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office,” who resigned his position prior to his arrest on Friday.

Here’s an excerpt from the federal indictment against Darren Sharper:

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, announced that BRANDON LICCIARDI, age 29 of Meraux, Louisiana, and DARREN SHARPER, age 39, formerly of New Orleans, were charged today in a six-count Indictment.  LICCIARDI and SHARPER were charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Alprazolam, Diazepam and Zolpidem with intent to commit rape and two counts of distributing these substances with intent to commit rape.  LICCIARDI was also charged with two counts of Witness Tampering and one count of Impeding an Investigation.

The federal charges came hours after a New Orleans grand jury indicted Darren Sharper, Brandon Licciardi and a third man on rape charges.

Sharper also faces sexual assault charges in Arizona. He was indicted by an Arizona grand jury in March on charges that he drugged and raped two women, and drugged a third woman.

Darren Sharper faces 20 years and a $250,000 fine on each of the three drug charges brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sharper, Licciardi and a third man face life sentences stemming from multiple rape allegations against them.

15-Year-Old Nicholas Campbell Killed in Harvey, Loyola Student Killed in Chicago

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15-Year-Old Nicholas Campbell Killed in Harvey, Loyola Student Killed in Chicago

CHICAGO GUN VIOLENCE:  Nicholas Campbell, 15, was fatally shot outside Club Assets, a shuttered strip club, in suburban Harvey early Sunday, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Campbell, who lived in the 5800 block of South King Drive in Chicago, was shot multipletimes in the parkinglot outside Club Assets about 3 a.m. He was pronounced dead at Ingalls Memorial Hospital at 3:16 a.m. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.

Nicholas Campbell’s older brother was shot in Chicago the night before, the Sun Times reports.

Separately, Loyola student Mutahir Rauf, 23, was killed during an attempted robbery in the 1200 block of West Albion Friday night, police said. He was with another person when they were accosted by two people who demanded his belongings. Rauf was shot in the chest and head.

No suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of Nicholas Campbell and Mutahir Rauf.

 

Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar Arrested for Facebook Posts Threatening to Kill Darren Wilson

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Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar Arrested for Facebook Posts Threatening to Kill Darren Wilson (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 48, from Kirkland, Wash., was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to kill Darren Wilson, who was cleared by a grand jury for the murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Abdul-Jabbaar was charged with three counts of making interstate threats. He allegedly posted the threats on Facebook about Wilson and his family.

Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar’s Facebook page also included posts about the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) and his cover photo is the extremist group’s black flag.

According to the complaint filed against Abdul-Jabbaar, in addition to the number of threats he made on his Facebook page, there are “additional Facebook records,” likely private messages, that show he was trying to obtain a weapon, despite being a felon.

Here are Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar’s Facebook posts:

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Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar’s Facebook post

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Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar’s Facebook post

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Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar’s Facebook post

Ferguson Protester Nicholas S. Green Allegedly Used Police Radios to Interfere with Cops

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Ferguson Protester Nicholas S. Green Allegedly Used Police Radios to Interfere with Cops

Nicholas S. Green, 35, was arrested and charged with felony tampering for allegedly using police radios to interfere with their work.

Green was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say he was using the radios at Tiffin and Harrison avenues, about a block from the Ferguson police station on South Florissant Avenue.

St. Louis County Police Officer Virgil Avery said in court papers that Green got two police radios and modified them so he could transmit on the St. Louis Police Department frequency.

According to police, Green used vulgarity on the air waves, dispatched police vehicles to various locations to try to shut down intersections and interfered with communications between officers. Charges allege that Green “caused substantial interruption and impairment of service.”  Source:  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Separately, the  St. Louis Rams management declined to discipline its players for entering the field with “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture in support of Ferguson protests over Michael Brown’s shooting death, USA Today reports. The St. Louis Police Officer’s Association called for the players involved to be disciplined. The five players are Jared Cook, Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey and Chris Given.

Motorist Zemir Begic Beaten to Death By Teenagers with Hammers

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Motorist Zemir Begic Beaten to Death By Teenagers with Hammers (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Zemir Begic, 32, was beaten to death by at least four teenagers with hammers on Sunday in St. Louis. The KMOV reports Begic had “injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth.”

Two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, were arrested in connection to Zemir Begic’s beating death.

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Zemir Begic beaten to death by teens with hammers (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Police said Begic was driving in the 4200 block of Itaska Street about 1:15 a.m. when several teenagers approached his vehicle and pounced. He got out of the car and the teens yelled at him and struck him repeatedly with hammers.

Zemir Begic was pronounced deceased at St. Louis University Medical Center.

Nadia Ezaldein ID’d as Woman Killed in Nordstrom Shooting by Marcus Dee

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Nadia Ezaldein ID’d as Woman Killed in Nordstrom Shooting by Marcus Dee

Nadia Ezaldein, 22, has been identified as the woman killed by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Dee, 31, in a shooting on Black Friday at a Nordstrom store located on Chicago’s Magnificient Mile. She was pronounced dead Saturday at 3:43 p.m. after being on life support.

Ezaldein began dating Dee in August 2012 after meeting him through her older sister’s roommate, they said. Dee physically abused and beat the woman throughout the relationship, and in December 2013, threatened her by inserting a handgun into her mouth, the victim’s family said. The incident resulted in a hospital visit and the victim ending the relationship.

In the year since, Dee had harassed both the woman and her family members by making threatening calls to her father and siblings, family members said. The victim changed her number three times as a result, they said.

Ezaldein also tried to request an order of protection but backed out of the request when Dee threatened to kill himself if she went through with it, family members said. Relatives said the woman was also hesitant to report abuse or harassment because Dee’s parents were police officers. Source: Chicago Tribune

Nadia Ezaldein was a student at Chicago University Law School. She was working at the cosmetics counter when she was shot in the back of the head and neck by Dee, who committed suicide. She was a seasonal worker.

Teen Jahkel Clark Killed, Another Wounded in Chicago Lawn Shooting

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Teen Jahkel Clark Killed, Another Wounded in Chicago Lawn Shooting

Holiday Gun Violence:  Jahkel Clark, 16, was fatally shot, another teen wounded after gunfire erupted in the 3100 block of West 64th Street in the Chicago Lawn area Friday afternoon.

Jahkel Clark was shot in the head and pronounced deceased at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said the Chicago Sun Times reports.

The second victim is currently hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg.