Grandmother hires football coach to kill teenage grandson so she can steal his inheritance

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By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested after she hired a man to kill her grandson.

75-year-old Evelyn Mpofu of Zimbabwe, hired her neighbor, who was her grandson’s football coach, to kill him.

Police said that Skipa Ngwenya, 45, admitted to putting poison in the food of the 18-year-old grandson after he was hired by Mpofu to do so.

Mpofu allegedly told the coach that she wanted her grandson, Mxolisi Nkomo, dead so that she could get the house he inherited from his father, who recently died.

Mpofu promised to pay the man. However, when she failed to keep the promise after her grandson's death, Ngwenya went to police to expose the woman.

Mpofu allegedly wanted to take over the house in Bulawayo, which her grandson inherited from his father, who was her son.

Mpofu initially said that her grandson collapsed and died from respiratory problems, and the matter was treated as a sudden death.

However, after the football coach came to police, a medical report confirmed that Nkomo died of food poisoning.

Parents offer their son’s killer a place to stay and a job at their business

Deborah and Donald St. Laurent with their son’s killer 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A killer will sleep in his victim’s home and work at the job meant for his victim.

Deborah and Donald St. Laurent have lost their son when he was shot in the head.

The couple of New Hampshire, believe that the shooting was an accident. Their son, Donald St. Laurent II, 29, was shot in the head by Christopher Bazar, who admitted being drunk and high when he fired the shotgun.

Bazar, now 30 years old, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to four to 10 years in prison. However, his sentence was reduced, mainly because of the victim's parents begging Judge Jacalyn Colburn for leniency, saying that the shooting was not intentional.

He was granted parole on Thursday, and is expected to be released in a couple of weeks.

Deborah and Donald St. Laurent offered the murderer a house and a job once he is released from prison.

Bazar will move in with the victim's mother in her home in Nashua. While the victim's father will give him a job as a roofer at his construction company.

The two men had been like brothers and shared the apartment where the tragedy occurred. Moments after the shooting, Bazar was heard crying uncontrollably while telling a 911 operator what happened.

He later said that he had been drinking and smoking marijuana that night. Bazar said to have worked through his drinking problems and is ready to be released from prison.

The victim's brother, Daniel St. Laurent, said that Bazar has struggled to cope with what he has done. “Killing your best friend is more of a punishment than the State of New Hampshire or anybody could give him.”

Man busted for secretly having four wives, seven fiancees and five girlfriends

Sonko Tijan 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested after the women in his life discovered that he was a chronic cheater, liar and fraudster.

28-year-old Sonko Tijan broke a record in Austria, for bigamy by dating many women at one time.

Interestingly enough, he managed to do so without any of them knowing of one another.

Tijan was finally caught in Vienna, after two of his wives realized that they were married to the same man and confronted him.

When Tijan was confronted by the women, he escaped. The two filed a complaint with the police. During an investigation into the life of Tijan, police learned that he was in a relationship with 16 different women, all of whom believed that they were in an exclusive relationship with him including three who were married to him.

Tijan seduced the women from around the country, and used them for room and board. He also borrowed money from them, which he never returned.

His downfall came after he met Sonko Tijan, who thought she had found the love of her life. She was swept off her feet by Tijan, after meeting him in a bar.

The 28-year-old woman, who is originally from Gambia, said that he told her that he felt the same way, and after a short romance and against the advice of his family, she married him.

After a year of a happy marriage she became pregnant. One day, while browsing Facebook, she spotted a man who looked exactly like her husband, but with another woman.

She sent the woman a message, and the two soon realized that when Tijan was with one of them, he was
never with the other.

Tijan has children with many wives, and two of his girlfriends are currently pregnant.

His youngest lover is 22 years old and the oldest is 44 years old. There is another woman whom he married in his home country, and they also have children.

Fraudster busted after pretending to be in coma for two years to avoid prosecution

Alan and Helen Knight 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man and his wife pulled off an elaborate scheme to scam a neighbor out of his money and to avoid prosecution.

The man pretended to be in a coma for over two years, even spending time at the hospital for his “condition” to avoid prosecution.

Conman Alan Knight of Swansea, South Wales, pretended to be in a vegetative state after swindling his elderly neighbor out of 40,000 pounds (about $66,000).

However, he was captured by police after he was spotted shopping with his family at a Tesco supermarket.

The 47-year-old man tried to evade justice by claiming that he was a quadriplegic. His wife posted photos of herself caring for her “bed-ridden” husband while claiming that he was connected to oxygen and had no movement from the neck down.

However, a court heard that he was caught after several surveillance videos showed him driving his car and walking into Tesco.

Knight was receiving government assistance after claiming he had suffered an injury to the neck, which caused him to be a quadriplegic.

His wife Helen, 33, said that she had to care for her husband, who had broken his neck by falling backwards while pulling down a garage door.

However, the entire time, he was carrying out an elaborate three year scheme by draining the life savings and shares from his neighbor, Ivor Richards, the court heard.

On two occasions, officers attempted to bring Knight to court to face fraud charges, but every time, he was admitted to the hospital, claiming that his condition had worsened.

However, he was not able to fool doctors in the hospital. A doctor witnessed Knight eating, wiping his face and even writing while he was allegedly in a coma.

When Knight was told that he would have to stand trial even if he did not appear in court, he finally agreed to show up. His wife brought him to court in a wheelchair and wearing a neck brace.

In court, Knight pleaded guilty to 19 separate counts of forgery, fraud and theft. He will be sentenced next month.

Hot-looking teacher faces 30 counts of rape for having sex with young boy at school

Megan Mahoney 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was unhappy when she found her gym teacher chilling out with her boyfriend.

The teacher of New York, has been arrested after being accused of having sex with a male student.

24-year-old Megan Mahoney, a former gym teacher, faces 30 counts of statutory rape after being arrested on Monday, over the sex allegations that took place over three months.

Authorities said that Mahoney, who was teacher at Moore Catholic High in Staten Island, had sex with the 16-year-old boy several times.

The 24-year-old, who was also the girls basketball coach, resigned from the school after the teen’s girlfriend spotted the teacher with the boy at a local pizzeria.

The New York Police Department’s investigation found that some sex sessions had happened at school. The two allegedly had sex twice a week.

Mahoney could serve up to four years in prison for each felony charge.

Man arrested after trying to hide child pornography movies from wife

James Rivers 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man who was looking to hide his porn stash from his wife, was busted by the FBI.

The man who works as an audio engineer in Washington, was arrested after asking a computer technician to clean his laptop so that his wife will not find his adult videos.

The computer technician found child pornography on his MacBook.

The technician reported the discovery of two videos to the FBI. Agents began an investigation that led to the arrest of 57-year-old James Rivers.

Authorities said that they found homemade videos of children using the bathroom.

According to police, Rivers carefully placed the recording equipment in a box of tissues in his bathroom in a way that captured the genital area young girls on two occasions.

Another video recorded a girl in the shower while she was taking a bath. Police in Kent, arrested Rivers in his recording studio.

He was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Rivers was released the next day after posting $300,000 bail.

Rivers allegedly told them that he was having problems with his wife and did not want to face divorce because of the pornography, which was on his computer.

Investigators said that Rivers claimed that he made videos of the girl to see if she was using excessive amounts of shampoo.

Court orders woman to spend nights in train station (video)

Homeless woman in train station 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was ordered to sleep in a train station.

The woman in Italy, was arrested after she had several run-ins with police.

A court ordered a curfew for the woman. She was ordered to spend her nights at a train station in the city, because that was the address she gave the court.

The 38-year-old woman, who was identified only as Laura, is homeless and was seen regularly sleeping in the lobby of the Trastevere railway station in central Rome.

When she asked to give her address to authorities after a series of clashes with the police, the train station was the first place that came to her mind.

As a result, Laura must now spend her nights in the station under “special surveillance” from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Any attempt to go beyond the limits of the station could result in her immediate arrest.

The train station staff were not as impressed. When staff approached the woman and asked her to leave, the woman pulled a court order requiring her to stay inside the station for the night.

Police find newborn puppy in pocket of suspected drug dealer during search in prison

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By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A newborn puppy had its first visit to jail in the pocket of a suspected drug dealer.

Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts, had completed a drug bust and took the suspected criminals to jail.

During a search, police recovered the tiny pit bull terrier in one suspect’s pocket. The puppy was taken to a veterinarian for care and was later placed in a foster home.

Alexis Bywater, the puppy’s foster mother, said that she named the puppy Pocket. The puppy is about 3 to 4 weeks old, and was doing well until it had a medical scare.

The puppy was vomiting, dehydrated and lethargic, Dr. Kristina DePaula from Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, who treated the puppy, said.

It is unclear what caused the health problem, but the doctor said that the puppy will be fine.

DePaula said that a young puppy should be with its mother so it can still breastfeed and get motherly attention.

New York City strip club offering companies to advertise on dancers’ bodies

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By: Chan Yuan

A strip club in New York, announced that they are offering advertising space on their dancers’ bodies.

SkinAds, is being offered by Show Palace of Manhattan.

The ads include placements on dancers' backs, stomachs, legs or arms. Each ad will be displayed in three-day intervals and priced at varying rates, depending on location, size and time of week.

The club is also offering various packages, including the full body experience, which utilizes all body parts. "With this offering, we're giving brands a new avenue to advertise," Show Palace manager Mike Diaz said.

"Unlike billboards or newspaper advertisements, by placing ads on women's bodies this guarantees that the advertisement will be seen," Diaz also said.

40-year-old woman hides 6 dead newborn babies inside U-Haul storage unit (video)

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Employees of a storage facility found several dead babies inside a unit, police in Canada said.

Winnipeg Police said that the discovery of several dead babies in the storage unit is tragic beyond belief.

Six bodies were found on Monday afternoon, in various states of decomposition. Police have arrested and charged 40-year-old Andrea Giesbrecht, with six counts of concealing the body of a child.

The bodies were of newborns or babies of a very young age. The discovery was made at the U-Haul located at McPhillips Street and Elgin Avenue.

The employees called police immediately after finding the bodies. A spokesperson for U-Haul said that the company was shocked and saddened by the discovery.

The company will continue to cooperate with authorities.

“Team members of U-Haul were taking inventory on Monday, when they made the gruesome discovery. They immediately contacted law enforcement officers and directed them to the unit containing the human remains. U-Haul is deeply shocked and saddened by this discovery. Out of respect for the ongoing investigation, U-Haul cannot comment in more detail. We will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities,” the company said in a statement.

Student files lawsuit against school because she got ‘F’ grade after being caught cheating

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A high school student filed a lawsuit against her school because she received an “F” grade after being caught cheating, according to court documents filed in Washington.

The Lindbergh High School student of Renton, wants the failing grade on her chemistry exam withdrawn despite being caught cheating.

She claims that she was wrongly accused of cheating and unfairly penalized. Besides the cheating incident, the student has a perfect school record.

The student is not seeking financial compensation, she has simply asked a King County Judge to reverse the decision of the school board and restore her passing grade.

The teenager was accused of cheating after her professor found notes in her bag during the test. After careful review, the School Board affirmed the failing grade.

That decision led to the lawsuit, in which the student claims that there was no evidence that she actually cheated.

Man falls into sea while taking a selfie (video)

Man falling into sea while taking selfie 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man fell into the sea while he was busy taking a selfie, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The incident unfolded in Beirut, Lebanon, during a live television interview.

Now, the video went viral on YouTube.

The video shows a news reporter interviewing a middle-aged man with a gray beard, while in the background, the man can be seen walking on the edge of the dock to take a picture of himself.

However, the man lost his balance and plunged into the sea.

This was not the first time that a selfie nearly killed a person. In October, a teen died after a train slammed into her while taking a selfie near the train tracks, police in India said.

Puttur Police said that 19-year-old Varsha Alva, was snapping photos of herself at a scenic stretch of railroad tracks when the passenger train slammed into her.

Alva died instantly, while her friend, Rachana, lost her arm. Alva was a student at Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology.

According to the police investigation, the teens were busy taking pictures and did not hear or see the approaching train. Rachana is recovering at a hospital.

The teens managed to upload several photos to the Internet before the train slammed into them. The photos have since gone viral.

Woman arrested after telling restaurant worker that Jesus will pay her bill (video)

Kristi Rhines 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of fraud after allegedly telling a restaurant employee that Jesus will pay for her meal, police in Oklahoma said.

Lawton Police said that the incident unfolded on Friday night, at the at El Chico restaurant.

Kristi Rhines ordered several alcoholic drinks and food, but when it came to pay, she said that she had no money. When a manager asked her for the payment, Rhines said that her husband will pay for her food.

When asked about her husband, she told them that she was legally married to Jesus Christ, but had no marriage license. She also told the management that Jesus will soon enter the restaurant and pay with U.S. currency.

Police were called to the scene, and when they conformed that Rhines had no way to pay for her bill she was arrested. Rhines was booked into the Lawton City Jail.

Member of parliament punches female worker after she refused to help him cut in line

 
By: Chan Yuan

A member of parliament in Lebanon, was accused of punching a female worker because she refused to help him cut in line.

The incident unfolded in Monday, when Nicolas Fattoush arrived at the Baabda Judicial Palace, and refused to wait his turn.

Fattoush proceeded to the office of Manal Daou, an administrative officer responsible for processing claims of lawyers.

Fattoush gave Daou his file and asked him to process his claim immediately, but she said that she was working on another file. Fattoush became angry and notified Daou about his position in government.

The situation deteriorated rapidly with the office worker refusing to make an exception, and repeating that he had to wait his turn.

Fattoush raised his voice and began to hit her repeatedly. Many people witnessed the incident and Daou filed charges against Fattoush, with the prosecutor's office.

The parties stood before Judge Claude Karam, and he persuaded Daou to withdraw her claim.

Funeral home makes firecrackers from human remains (video)

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A funeral home in Missouri, said that they will light up human ashes after creating firecrackers from dead bodies.

The Greenlawn Memorial Gardens event in Springfield, will display fireworks made from cremated remains.

"We are looking forward to the first of what we hope will be many of these shows," Jason Diemer, vice-president of Greenlawn Funeral Homes, said.

"This is an interesting service that Greenlawn is pleased to bring to our community," he added. Greenlawn Funeral Homes worked with AM Pyrotechnics, to create a beautiful and meaningful tribute to the deceased.

The ashes can be displayed in a show of breathtaking fireworks. One can choose from different levels of noise, colors and more.

Father admits to throwing his baby around and killing him because he was frustrated (video)

 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly admitting to throwing his baby around and killing him, police in Washington said.

Vancouver Police said that David Redmond told investigators that he regularly abused his 1-month-old son Everett, ever since he was born.

Redmond, who lives with his wife and a roommate on Todd Road, called police around 3:00 a.m., to report that his son had stopped breathing.

When an ambulance arrived, the wife of Redmond, was performing CPR on the child.

Redmond told officers that he had slept with Everett, and when he woke up, the baby was wedged between the couch and a chair.

He also told officers that he may have rolled over Everett, in his sleep. The baby was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was put on life support.

After doctors failed to detect any brain activity, the child was taken off life support and was declared dead. Redmond was arrested the next day, after admitting to throwing his son across the room in a fit of rage.

"I threw him pretty hard. I was very upset," Redmond said. Since his son was born, Redmond assaulted him on average of two or three times a week.

Redmond was charged with first-degree murder, and was being held on $750,000 bail.

Coach caught beating students after ordering them to undress (video)

Scott Stern 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A wrestling coach was arrested on charges of assault after he allegedly beat students, police in Florida said.

Clearwater Police said that they believe there may be other victims.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested 45-year-old Scott Stern on Tuesday, after being accused of beating two male students at the Clearwater Central Catholic High School.

He resigned from his coaching job after his arrest was made public.

Detectives said that Stern, ordered one victim to take off all his clothes before grabbing him by the throat and groin while yelling at him.

The second victim was beaten on several occasions. The victim was forced to take off all his clothes and was hit with a ruler. On another occasion, the victim was forced to undress while Stern conducted a strip search.

Stern denied the allegations made against him. Police asked other victims to come forward and file complaints.

Married woman shoots her gay lover after he walked into her bedroom (video)

 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was shot by his married lover after he walked into her bedroom, police in Florida said.

The Tampa Police Department said that the incident unfolded when 23-year-old Andrew Noll walked into the home of 28-year-old Mishay Simpson.

Simpson, who is the wife of golfer Rhett Simpson, told investigators that Noll was an old friend. Simpson also claimed that Noll had been harassing and threatening to hurt her family.

When the house alarm rang and she heard someone coming up the stairs, Simpson grabbed her weapon. When the door opened, she fired.

A bullet entered Noll's chest and exited his back. Noll survived the shooting. During the course of the police investigation, detectives learned that Simpson was having an affair with Noll.

Simpson, who is a mother of one child, told police that she met Noll, about six months before the shooting at Liquid, which is a gay club in Ybor City, where he worked as a waiter.

Witnesses said that Simpson, kept the relationship secret, and she referred to Noll as her gay friend. A few weeks before the shooting, Simpson tried to break off their relationship.

A week before the shooting, Simpson applied for an order of protection against Noll.

In the hours before the shooting, Simpson sent him a text message, saying that her husband was out of town and she was going to bed.

Noll later told police that he interpreted that to mean it was fine for him to go to the apartment. When he entered the home and tried to enter the alarm code, it did not work.

The alarm went off as he headed upstairs. When Noll entered the woman’s bedroom, he was shot. As he laid on the floor bleeding, Noll took a selfie.

26-year-old man goes on killing spree after being raped (video)

 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A 26-year-old man told police that he went on a killing spree because he was raped as a child, police in Brazil said.

Serial murderer Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha, who has confessed to killing at least 39 people including 16 women, homeless and transvestites, said that he was the victim of sexual abuse in his childhood.

Rocha went on a nine-month killing spree in Goiania, which ended last week, after police caught up with him.

Rocha allegedly shot and killed all his victims while riding a motorcycle, including a 14-year-old girl, who was standing at a bus stop.

"I had a normal childhood until I was 11 years old. Then I was sexually abused by a neighbor. I felt like I was nothing. I felt anger growing inside me. I started drinking a lot as well. When I was 22 years old, I could not stop myself anymore. I had to kill," Rocha told investigators.

The murderer told prison guards that he is in the mood to kill more people. He also asked if he would face additional charges should he kill his fellow prison inmates.

Rocha was placed in isolation, and is on suicide watch.

Father stones his married daughter to death after he caught her cheating with another man

Father leading his married daughter to death 
By: Wayne Morin

A married woman is dead after his father stoned her because she cheated with another man, police in Syria said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that it has received a copy of a video that shows ISIS fighters stoning to death the woman, who was charged with adultery.

The clip also shows the woman’s father standing beside the fighters and refusing to forgive her until two fighters approach and convince him to forgive her because she is "going to Allah."

The father tied her with a rope and took her to a hole, where a number of men began to attack the woman with a lot of stones, including her father until she died.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made. A spokesperson for SOHR, condemned the murder.


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