Israeli students create smartphone app to replace guide dogs for the blind (video)

The digital guide dog in action 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Several Israeli students have teamed up to create a digital alternative to guide dogs for the blind, according to a report by the Israel Institute of Technology.

Three undergraduate students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, developed a seeing application for the blind, based on a Kinect camera, mobile phone application and headphones.

The application is based on images from the surrounding area obtained from the depth camera, which helps the blind navigate inside a building, warning them of obstacles through voice indication, while identifying and directing them to studied objects in the room.

The idea for the project was instigated by an undergraduate student, Tzahi Simkin. Tzahi partnered up with two undergrads, Gal Dalal and Danny Zilber, and together the trio began working on the project.

“The technological advantage of the Kinect camera lies in its ability to take very good depth images and that it is relatively cheap,” said Tzahi. “This field is continually evolving, with cameras becoming smaller and less expensive all the time. Our project connected the depth images received from a smartphone application, to guide the blind within a given space,” he added.

“The camera sits on a belt and takes depth images of the surrounding area,” explains Gal. “The wireless device processes the information received from the camera and gives a voice indication to the user through the application. The application we developed helps blind people navigate inside a building, warning them of obstacles through voice indication that identifies and studies objects, and directs the user to them. Studied objects refer to items such as keys or handbags that the application is previously programmed to recognize. In other words, there is an element of recognition and learning.”

“When there is an obstacle before someone who is blind, the application warns the person to stop and directs them right or left to bypass the barrier,” said Tzahi. “We haven’t yet tested the product with blind people, but we tested it ourselves when blindfolded, and it worked. Recently, we contacted the Association for the Blind in Haifa, so that we could test the application on site and by people who are blind, our end users, and obtain feedback for needed improvements.”

Koby Kohai, who heads the Control Robotics & Machine Learning Laboratory at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, guided and mentored the students throughout the project.

“The project received a grade of 100 and has been submitted for a competition for outstanding faculty projects,” said Kohai. “The project was initiated by students, and I instructed and steered them towards technologies currently available on the market. The concept of the project was to test a technological concept that could in the future integrate from a technological standpoint, developing hardware into something more advanced. Every year we suggest ideas for project development to our undergraduate students, coming from industry or research of graduate students at the Faculty. We do our best to provide students with a broad space with which to encourage their creativity and their ideas in their chosen projects.”

“From my point of view, we succeeded with this project,” summarized Tzahi. “I am interested in continuing to develop the product, so that it can be used by the blind one day. Our motivation for the project was to help those who needed help. There are over 150 million blind and visually impaired people in the world, yet the number of technological solutions offered to them today is very limited. Despite advances in technology, the best means of guidance remains through a Seeing Eye cane or Guide Dog. Our product is not yet perfected, and we intend to continue to develop it.”

Two Crown Heights men stab each other during fight over debt

Scene of the incident 
By: Devansh Dutt

A Crown Heights man was arrested on charges of assault after slashing another man’s face, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the two men, who live in the same apartment building, got into a knife fight on Sunday.

Both suffered stab wounds as a result of the attack. Police arrested 65-year-old Viera Rodriguez, after being accused of going after his neighbor because he did not pay a debt. The neighbor was identified as 65-year-old Benigno Galan-Reyes.

Galan-Reyes stabbed Rodriguez with a knife while trying to defend himself. Both men were taken to Kings County Hospital and were later booked into jail on charges of assault.

Traveling the World? The 5 most common scams and how to avoid them

By: Devansh Dutt

There were nearly 40 travel alerts and travel warnings listed on the U.S. Passports and International Travel website in March, 2014.

Such alerts are designed to warn travelers of an unstable government, civil war, violence, terrorist alerts and disease outbreaks.

While it's easy to determine certain areas are unsafe because of potential political strife, what about everyday scams that drain tourists of their time and money? While there aren't available static on specific scams, the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs offers updates on what to look for when traveling to specific countries. Here are some of the common scams seasoned travelers fall victim to:

Egyptian Camel Fees

With pyramids in the background, tourists eagerly await a photo-op with a camel. Getting impatient and hopping on just anyone's camel could result in sitting there until you pay up again to get back down. Some scammers wait to tell you the price you paid is only to get on the camel, and you still need to pay again to get down. Once you're sitting precariously on top of a camel, it's hard to argue.

Wait for a reputable company to arrange a camel ride or photo shoot, and ask for the price in advance. Ask at least twice at different points in the conversation to ensure the price doesn't fluctuate on the fly, and inquire if the price includes being helped up and back down. It may sound like overkill to keep asking and confirming every bit of information and price, but it could save you a bundle in the long-run.

Thailand Tourist Police

Official-looking police officers or tourist representatives in uniform may tell you a popular attraction like the Grand Palace is closed for a Bhuddist holiday. Such holidays don't exist, and the attraction in question is rarely ever closed. Instead, they want to upsell you to a tour or send you to a trusted tuk-tuk driver, who is ready to take you to an open attraction.

Relieved you're on your way to see something spectacular, the tuk-tuk driver takes you all over town to various souvenir shops and expensive stops where he gets a cut of what you buy. Be prepared to have the pressure laid on thick to buy, buy, and buy some more.

In Bangkok, you can get to almost anywhere with the SkyTrain or Boat Services without the help of a tuk-tuk. Ask the manager at your accommodations in advance for the best way to get around town and see various attractions. This also ensures that if you get scammed by someone they recommend, you can complain so they won't use them again.

Free Tour Guides in India

You're walking along and enjoying the Taj Mahal, and wondering where to go next while touring India. Suddenly, a friendly tour guide on break, helpful student or just someone sipping on coffee offers to take you around town. While it may seem like a kind gesture you can thank with a generous tip, it's never enough.

The "free tour" winds you through your new friend's souvenir shops, area businesses and expensive boutiques where he encourages you to buy some items that he later gets a commission for. You also might be pressured to buy packages and attraction admissions you don't want or need. But the real scam is when the free guide starts demanding money, even if you've already offered a tip. They may start screaming and shouting that you've ripped them off and are obligated to pay or the police will be called. These free guides are banking on you either getting embarrassed or scared enough to pony up more cash than you would have spent using an actual tour guide.

Buenos Aires Bird Poop Scam

Buenos Aires is home to endless pigeons and it's not unheard of to get unceremoniously pooped on once in awhile. But if someone rushes up to you with a towel and worriedly tells you there's poop on your shirt, chances are you're being had. This person will start wiping you down while distracting you long enough to rummage through your pockets and bag. Suddenly, you've been relieved of your cash and jewelry before you can blink.

Firmly tell anyone who approaches you that you're fine and on your way to clean-up. Put your hands on your wallet, purse or any possessions, and always keep you frontside to the person speaking to you. Keep repeating that you're fine and on your way to freshen up, and do not want help. They may be miffed, and maybe you do have some bird poop on your shirt, but the chances of someone just passing by with a towel for no reason are slim to none.

Rome's Lost Tourist Scam

Tourists take some pride in figuring out their way around town and are willing to help their fellow travelers in need. However, looks can be deceiving. In Rome, bumbling businessmen in suits and fanny packs may look at maps or ask where the Colosseum is, even though it's clearly just up the hill. After giving them the directions, they thank you for your kindness and shove leather jackets and keepsakes at you. They explain that they work in the fashion industry and are eager to share their samples with you in exchange for $20 to $50 to help with gas or admissions.

Even if you start to feel uneasy, you may get caught up in the whirlwind of action and think you might as well come home with a leather souvenir. Once the scam artist drives off, it's easy to see what you've really got in your hands. You'll walk away with cheaply made jackets and watches that cost only a few dollars.

Although these scams are more popular in certain cities around the world, they can easily happen anywhere. Always pay close attention to your surroundings when anyone approaches you or wants information, no matter how innocent the situation may seem. It's also smart to make copies of your passport to carry with you, as well as leave a copy with someone back home.

Remember to bring a combination of cash, travelers checks and pre-paid debit or credit cards to avoid theft. Use services like LifeLock to continuously monitor your online identity, credit reports and other financial accounts for signs of fraud. For example, in Antigua de Guatemala, ripping ATM numbers is common in tourist areas and may show up months after your visit.

Drunk police officer fatally shoots contractor because he refused to leave his truck on the side of the road

Onyema Edewor 
By: Anika Rao

A contractor is dead after he refused to leave his broken truck on the side of a road, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that a drunk police sergeant killed the man because he disobeyed orders.

Sergeant Godwin Otene argued with Onyema Edewor, before killing him. According to the arresting police officer, Otene smelled of alcohol when he was arrested.

The victim was shot while towing his vehicle to a nearby auto body shop. According to the police investigation, Otene ordered the driver of the tow truck to stop, and when he ignored the order, the officer became angry.

Otene opened fire and the bullet hit the victim in the arm. Otene left the victim laying in a pool of blood. The police commissioner visited the bereaved family and assured them that the police officer will be punished.

Pastor arrested for raping his tenant's 12-year-old daughter

Sad girl illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A pastor was arrested on charges of child rape after allegedly raping his tenant's young daughter, police in Nigeria said.

Enugu State Police said that they have arrested Pastor Johnson Uneabunso of the Truth and Salvation Ministry, after being accused of raping the 12-year-old girl.

The mother of the girl, who is the tenant in the pastor's apartment, filed a complaint with the police after her daughter told her what happened. Cynthia Odii told investigators that the incident happened last week.

The pastor will be brought before a magistrate's court judge for a bail hearing. Earlier this month, a pastor was arrested and charged with child rape after allegedly having sex with a young girl inside a church, police in Alabama said.

Jefferson County Police said that they arrested the 58-year-old man because he raped the 13-year-old girl in the church’s kitchen. On Monday, police identified the pastor as Tyrone Banks of Pleasant Grove. Banks was charged with rape by force and first-degree sodomy.

According to the initial police investigation, the sexual assault came to light after the mother of the victim filed a complaint with police. Police launched their investigation and they learned that the 13-year-old girl spent the night with Banks, who is a family friend.

Banks took her to a church near Hueytown, where it is said to be an associate pastor. He had the key to the church and took her into the kitchen, where he sexually assaulted her.

After the assault, he took her back home. The girl immediately told her mother what happened. He was arrested on Friday, and released from jail on Sunday, after posting $120,000 bail.

Mother seen weightlifting 200 pounds hours before giving birth

Meghan Umphres Leatherman exercising hours before giving birth 
By: Devansh Dutt

A mother who loves to lift weights, was seen weightlifting just hours before giving birth to her child.

Meghan Umphres Leatherman broke records by lifting the 215 pound weight during an advanced stage of pregnancy.

Even when she was told that she is 1 centimeter dilated, it did not stop her from her grueling fitness workout, which combines weightlifting , gymnastics and cardio activities.

The 33-year-old woman even lifted weights on the day she went into labor and broke records in the last days of her pregnancy.

Besides going to the gym four times a week, Leatherman of Arizona, walks her dog three miles a day and does a four-mile hike through the mountains once a week.

Leatherman insists that she and her baby are healthier as a result of her intense workouts. Now, she is settling into life as a mother after giving birth to her 6 pound 11 ounce daughter, Florence Germaine.

The mother hopes to be back in the gym in just three weeks. “I spoke with my doctor and he said that I can go back to the gym in three weeks. Being fit helped me conceive in the first place and kept me healthy during my pregnancy,” the woman said.

Three days before her due date, Leatherman set a new personal record, lifting 215 pounds of dead weight. She said that her energy level soared as her due date approached.

“I think women should not use pregnancy as an excuse to get lazy,” Leatherman concluded.

Teacher kills her disabled daughter and grills her on barbecue

The scene of the incident 
By: Aarav Sen

A teacher was arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly killed her own disabled daughter, police in Namibia said.

Police said that after the brutal killing, the teacher used a grill to cook her daughter’s remains.

Investigators said that the 49-year-old suspect teaches in Ongwediva, a city in the Oshana Region. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Magdalena Nunyango Amunyoko.

The grisly murder was discovered on Saturday, when Amunyoko’s brother, a student at the University of Namibia, went to check on her. Amunyoko was born with a rare condition that limited her bodily functions. She was bedridden and had slurred speech.

At the mother’s home, investigators found handwritten notes on a table with the words “burn the enemy” written on them. She told the police that there were demons in the house and her daughter was seeing the demons.

In addition to the victim, police found the burned remains of a television, a satellite dish and Amunyoko’s wheelchair. Police said that they are also investigating Foursquare Gospel Church, saying that the church’s doctrine may have contributed to the murder.

The suspect is being held in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital.

Father beats his 14-year-old daughter for talking to a white boy

Slap in the face illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A father received a harsh sentence after he beat his young daughter for talking to a white boy, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

A court has heard how the father beat his 14-year-old daughter for shaming the community after he discovered that she was having a secret romance with the boy. The 43-year-old father became angry after his wife picked up the phone at home and heard her daughter talking to the 15-year-old boy about sex.

“You have no faith in God. I'll kill you before the community finds out,” the father told his daughter. When she refused to stop her relationship with the boy, the father beat her with a tennis racket.

The father was arrested after the boy became concerned when the girl stopped texting his. The girl no longer lives in the family home in Blackburn. The girl is still seeing the her boyfriend.

At the Burnley Crown Court, the father pleaded guilty to child cruelty. He was sentenced to 21 weeks in prison suspended for two years, with two years supervision.

Man who drugged and raped woman walks free after judge rules that rape laws do not apply to married couples

Anti rape protest illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man who was charged with raping a woman, walked out of court a free man after a judge in India, ruled that rape laws do not apply to married couples.

The unnamed woman told the judge that her marriage was illegal and that she had been held against her will.

The husband, Vikash of Ghaziabad, allegedly forced her to sign a marriage license while she was intoxicated. Later, he raped her and fled.

The defendant denied drugging or raping the woman, and told the court that their marriage had been consensual. Judge Virender Bhat said that there was no evidence showing that Vikash had drugged his wife and forced her to marry him, but even if he had forced the complainant to have sex with him, it would not be a crime.

“Since the two were a married couple the rape law does not apply,” the judge said in his ruling. Women’s rights activists have called upon the government to pass a law prohibiting rape within marriage.

Long snake jumps out of toilet and bites woman on her leg

Noraslinda Asat in her toilet 
By: Anika Rao

A woman who was relieving herself in her own bathroom, suddenly felt a sharp pain in her leg, rescue workers in Singapore said.

The housewife was horrified to discover that a six-foot python came out of the toilet bowl and sank its teeth into her leg.

34-year-old Noraslinda Asat, was in the bathroom on the ground floor of her house when she heard a gurgling noise and felt the bite. After several attempts to grab the snake, she managed to pull it off her leg.

Asat told rescue workers that the snake was 6 feet long and as thick as the forearm of her husband. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she received a shot for the bite.

After she was discharged, Asat said that the real damage is psychological. She is so traumatized that she is afraid to use the toilet at home, preferring to relieve herself in public instead.

The authorities were unable to locate the snake. A friend of Asat later saw the snake in a manhole, but could not catch it.

This is the second time that a snake was found in the home of Asat. The mother of Asat reported that she saw a snake in the toilet bowl, but it ran away when it saw her.

Teen accidentally shoots and kills his 17-year-old girlfriend during botched robbery

Hannah Bickley and Aaron Byers 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A young woman was killed by the man who loved her.

The teenager of North Carolina, was about to celebrate her one year anniversary together when she was shot dead.

The incident began when lovers Aaron Byers, 19, and 17-year-old Hannah Bickley, were riding in a car together.

They went to meet two men in Shelby. Byers pulled over and spoke with the guys before attempting to rob them at gunpoint.

The men struggled to grab the gun from Byers. Investigators believe that during the tussle, the gun went off shooting the teen, who was nearby.

Byers, 19, was charged with Bickley’s murder. He is being held without bond.

Interesting enough, a judge has banned the 17-year-old girl from being around Byers as part of a plea deal after she and Byers were arrested for drug possession.

Bickley defied that order and it ultimately lead to her tragic death. May she rest in peace.

Police officer arrested for forcing woman to give him oral sex in exchange for walking free

William Nulick 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested and charged with sexual assault while on duty.

The suspect, William (Billy) Nulick, 42, of California, has been with the Tulare County Sheriff in Kings County for three years.

The officer is accused of forcing a woman to give him oral sex in exchange for walking free. The alleged crime took place on Friday at 12:00 p.m.

The woman said that officer Nulick pulled her over and asked for her license. When she told him she did not have it on her, the officer told her that he would let her go if she gives him oral sex.

The woman refused, but the deputy told her to follow him to a nearby location. He then forced her to perform oral sex before allowing her to go free.

The woman called police and detectives were able to establish a timeline and corroborate the information provided by the victim.

Investigators collected video from a nearby supermarket and surrounding locations. He was also tracked by GPS technology.

Nulick faces three separate criminal charges. Each carries a penalty of three to eight years in prison.

Man cuts off his own penis after being served protection order keeping him away from his kids and unborn baby

Andre Johnson 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A California man cut off his own manhood after being served and order of protection.

The Los Angeles rapper, who cut his genitals, is speaking out about what led to his horrific self-mutilation.

Rapper Andre Johnson, who performs under the stage name Christ Bearer, cut off his genitals before jumping out a window. He said that depression led him to do so.

Johnson was allegedly high on PCP when his penis was cut off and he jumped off a balcony in North Hollywood.

The 40-year-old man said that he was smoking weed, and he read a book about monks and vasectomies just before the self-castration.

He said that he felt his "world had collapsed" after being prevented from seeing his two daughters because of a restraining order. He also has a third child on the way.

As we reported earlier, a rapper cut off his own penis in front of his friends. Authorities were called after the rapper cut off his privates and then jumped out of a building.

Andre Johnson, who has performed with the Wu-Tang Clan, was rushed to a hospital after he tried to commit suicide. Johnson cut his privates and then jumped from the second floor balcony in an apartment building in North Hollywood, California.

Johnson landed on the sidewalk and was severely injured. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, along with his severed penis.

Doctors said that Johnson is in a stable condition, but they were unable to reattach his penis. The rapper’s friends who live in the building, said that without warning, Johnson suddenly cut off his privates and jumped from the second floor balcony.

The incident happened so fast that when the friends came downstairs, Johnson was running around on the street and was screaming. Johnson’s friends said that no hard drugs were involved, but the rapper is believed to have mental health issues.

Woman arrested after forgiving her husband for molesting her daughter

Kenneth Russell Otis and Tiffany Liana King 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman knew that her husband molested her young daughter, but chose to forgive him rather than reporting him to police.

Now, the woman and her husband of Jenks, Oklahoma, were arrested.

The incident came to light after the elementary school student told her school nurse that she was being touched inappropriately, according to the Jenks Police.

Kenneth Russell Otis, 28, and Tiffany Liana King, 33, are in the Tulsa County jail in connection with the incident.

Tulsa Police said that the 9-year-old girl told the nurse that her step father touched her inappropriately and told her to keep it secret.

The officers went to the couple's home and spoke to the child’s mother. When questioned, she admitted to knowing about the incident.

She allegedly told police that Otis had touched the child about six months ago and promised never to do it again.

She then decided to handle the problem in the family and did not report the crime, according to the arresting officer.

Otis, 28, was taken to the police station, but refused to talk to the police without a lawyer.

He was booked into jail on a complaint of lewd acts to a minor after a felony conviction. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

King was charged with child endangerment. Her bond was set at $25,000.

The Department of Human Services took the girl and her older brother in protective custody, according to the report.

Mayor seen groping and forcefully kissing women (video)

Percy Fernandez forcefully kissing woman 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A mayor is facing sexual harassment charges after some of his perverted acts were caught on video.

The mayor of a Bolivian city, who is well-known and beloved by many, is in hot water. His string of bizarre behaviors may cost him his job.

Percy Fernandez, mayor of Santa Cruz, faces possible legal action after groping two women and forcefully kissing a third, while the camera was rolling at official events.

Fernandez did not hide his actions. All three incidents took place in public and in front of many onlookers.

In one incident, he was seen placing his hand on the thigh of a television journalist, who sat next to him.

There was a brief struggle as the reporter tried to remove the 75-year-old mayor’s hand from her leg. She finally managed to yank it away and place it on his own thigh.

In another incident, he was seen slapping and grabbing the back of a city councilor, while she was giving a speech.

There was laughter from the horrified crowd, who witnessed the mayor’s behavior. He then took the woman’s hand and kissed it.

In another incident, the mayor was seen forcing a kiss on the lips of a woman, who works as an engineer. The woman was seen trying to get away from Fernandez, but he pulled her closer and forcefully kissed her on the lips.

The woman finally freed herself and seemed to be disgusted by his actions as she repeatedly wiped her lips after the kiss.

Opposition legislator Marcela Revollo Fernandez, has filed a complaint in La Paz, the Bolivian capital, accusing Mayor Fernandez of “sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination.”

“We consider this expression of violence against all Bolivian women, given that the mayor's actions have occurred before,” Revollo said.

8-year-old girl apologizes to her mother after watching video of her own birth

The mother and daughter 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Watching a child being born can be a life changing experience.

However, watching your mother giving birth to you, might just be outright weird.

A family recorded the reaction of an 8-year-old girl watching her mother giving birth to her.

The video was uploaded the Internet, for all to see. The YouTube video has been viewed over 58,000 times.

The eight-year-old girl, who is believed to be from Hungary, was completely absorbed while watching the video of her own birth, staring with wide eyes and a smile of amazement when she saw herself enter the world.

“That's me. I'm in the movie too!” The adorable girl told her mother. “Wow, I'm so cute,” she added.

The girl seems to be fascinated by the birth. “This will happen to me when I'm an adult too?” She asked her mother, and smiled when her mother confirmed she will go through the same thing.

The girl did not even flinch as she watched herself being delivered. In fact, she looked astounded when her mother said: “Look, that's your head.”

At the end of the birth video, the mother is seen holding her newborn baby on the hospital bed.

After seeing all the labor pains her mother went through to have her, the young girl apologized and said: “Sorry Mommy that I did this.”

“I'm so sorry, it was too dark in the belly," she added, causing her mother to laugh and respond: “It was worth it, I have the best kid in the world.”

The pair then held hands and smiled, having bonded over the experience.

Woman hires company to destroy boyfriend’s entire apartment after finding him on dating website

Corinna Finney and Brian Waite 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A cheating man came home to find that a company had destroyed his apartment at the request of his jealous girlfriend.

Corinna Finney, 39 of Swindon, England, was dating Brian Waite, 53, when she discovered that he had created a profile on a dating website.

Finney became angry and decided to teach him a lesson by hiring a cleaning company to empty his apartment, a court has heard.

Finney was ordered to perform 15 months of community service after she admitted to hiring the company and arranging for Waite’s possessions to be removed, leaving him with bare walls.

However, after walking out free from the Swindon Magistrate’s Court, she said that she does not regret what she did to her estranged lover.

Finney had been in a relationship with Mr. Waite for 18 months before she discovered that he had created a profile on a dating website.

Waite was able to recover some of his belongings, but not all.

Jealous man kills wife while children slept nearby after having relationship with teenager

David and Hayley Stringer with Matty Read (insert) 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Three kids were left orphaned after their jealous father killed their mother and turned the knife on himself.

A couple’s 8 year marriage ended in murder-suicide after they had a “fallout.”

David Stringer, 32, and Hayley Stringer, 29, of Walsall, West Midlands, England, broke up about three weeks ago.

However, when his wife began seeing a 19 year old, Mr. Stringer was not happy.

It is believed that Hayley Stringer met her boytoy, 19-year-old Matthew (Matty) Read, at work and the two began a relationship.

He was the one who found the two bodies in the home, while the couple's three children, Chloe, 11, Chelsea, 8, and Lottie, 7, slept upstairs unharmed.

At first, Read of Cannock, Staffordshire, was arrested and questioned by police, but has since been released. Now, police said that the mother of the three children was murdered by her jealous husband in a murder-suicide.

Hayley Stringer suffered multiple stab wounds and David Stringer was found with a single knife wound.

West Midlands Police said that they strongly believe that David Stringer killed his wife before turning the knife on himself.

On her Facebook page, Hayley Stringer changed her statues stating that she was in a relationship with Matty Read.