Judge orders shutdown of WhatsApp after failing to help investigation

WhatsApp logo 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A judge in Brazil, has ordered the shutdown of the WhatsApp messaging application after the company failed to help an investigation.

However, despite the order issued by Judge Luiz Moura Correia, WhatsApp is still online across the country.

A lawyer for the company said the the judge’s ruling was appealed to a higher court.

Judge Correia issued his ruling after being presented evidence that sexually graphic photos of children were being circulated among users.

Correia demanded that the Internet service providers stop supporting the application. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $22 billion last year.

Man breaks into winery and spills $300,000 worth of wine into sewer

Mark Pearce 
By: Tanya Malhotra

The owners of a winery in Australia, were shocked to discover that a man who broke into their plant, poured 25,000 liters of wine into the sewer.

Now, the 57-year-old thief has been arrested after allegedly pouring 25,000 liters of wine worth $300,000 down the drain in Barossa Valley.

The incident unfolded at Kellermeister Wines in the early hours of Sunday. Mark Pearce, an owner of the winery, said that he was saddened to see his chardonnay tanks completely drained.

He was however, relieved that his fresh red wine had not been touched. Investigators do not know why the man poured the wine down the drain.

The suspect was charged with property damage. He was brought before the Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, where he was released on bail.

Man punches mentally ill woman in the face on train before sexually assaulting her

David Marlin assaulting mentally ill woman 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual assault after punching a mentally ill woman in the face and sexually assaulting her, prosecutors in Australia said.

David Marlin was sentenced to serve a minimum of nine years in prison for the sexual assault of the 34-year-old woman who suffers from a mental illness.

Police released surveillance video that shows Marlin approaching the woman on a public train near Ingleburn, and extending his hand.

Without looking, the woman stretched out her hand toward him. However, Marlin immediately slugged her in the face and sexually assaulted her.

This was not the first time that Marlin was convicted of assault. He has a criminal history dating back more than 30 years. 10 years ago, he spent three years in prison for rape.

Marlin’s former wife described him as an animal.

Man chops up his father because he refused to allow him to join terror group

Boko Haram flag 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was chopped up by his own son because he didn’t allow him to join a terror group, police in Nigeria said.

Anambra State Police said that they arrested 32-year-old Chinedu Emmanuel Nnalue, after being accused of killing 59-year-old Nwafor Nnalue.

According to the police investigation, Chinedu pressured his father to allow him to move back to his hometown, but he refused after learning that his son wanted to join the Boko Haram terror group.

According to the police investigation, Nwafor and his family lived in Damaturu, until they were forced to move away as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Chinedu converted to Islam, married a woman and had two children with her. When the family moved Chinedu's wife refused to join them and stayed behind with her children.

Chinedu continuously pressured his father to allow him to move back to their hometown because he misses his wife and children, but he refused.

On the day of the murder, Chinedu waited for his mother and sister to go to the farm before attacking his father with a machete.

During questioning, Chinedu told police that he had no choice but to kill his father.

Thief disappointed after snatching purse from young woman containing only soiled panties

Purse illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A thief who was arrested on charges of theft, complained that the purse he had stolen from a young woman contained only soiled panties, police in Nigeria said.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police said that they have arrested 25-year-old Adekanmi Najim, after being accused of snatching the purse, which contained panties soiled with human waste.

Najim told investigators that he thought the bag contained cash and other valuables. He grabbed the bag away from the woman and went home to see what was inside.

Najim said that he was shocked to find soiled underpants. Najim also confessed to stealing three motorcycles and numerous purses.

He sold the stolen motorcycles for about N35,000 ($172) each. Najim will be brought before a magistrate's court judge for a bail hearing.

Drug addict urinates in his pants and tries to prick priest with syringe after being caught stealing from charity box

Syringe illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A drug attack turned violent after a priest caught him stealing cash from the church’s charity box, prosecutors in Ireland said.

33-year-old Mark Pierce warned Father William Fitzpatrick, 67, to let him go before urinating in his pants in church.

Pierce also threatened to prick the priest with a syringe before police arrived at the scene to arrest him. Pierce, a father of four children, pleaded guilty at the Dublin Circuit Criminal to theft and making threats.

Fitzpatrick told investigators that he had been preparing for prayers when a woman told him that Pierce was in the back of the church trying to steal from the charity box.

He approached him and asked what he was doing. Pierce tried to push past him and became aggressive. Pierce then reached into the pocket and produced a syringe.

A man at the scene was able keep Pierce in a headlock, while Fitzpatrick held his wrist so he could not use the syringe. During police questioning, Pierce admitted that he had gone to the church to try to take the change from the charity box.

Pierce admitted to spending about 40 euros ($44) a day on drugs.

Man whips young girl’s behind for using body wash instead of soap

Dujuan Staley 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on charges of child abuse after allegedly whipping a young girl because she used her grandmother's body wash instead of soap, police in Florida said.

West Palm Beach Police said that they have arrested 35-year-old Dujuan Staley, after being accused of whipping the girl with a belt, causing bruises and wounds on her backside, legs and forearm.

The girl told investigators of the Department of Children and Families, that she could not sit in school because of the bruises on her behind.

Staley told investigators that the girl was punished for using some of the body wash belonging to her grandmother instead of regular soap.

In April, a man was arrested and charged with child abuse after he was seen on video beating his own daughters, according to court documents in Ohio.

The man, Greg Horn, 35, of Dayton, published a video that showed him whipping his own daughters. The whipping came after the daughters published a dance video of themselves on the Internet.

The video of the father beating his teenage daughters for posting the "twerking" video to Facebook, was posted to the Internet this week.

The 30-second clip, shows Horn hitting the young girls with an electrical cord.

Teen rubs hand sanitizer into girlfriend's eyes while she was driving

Daniel Hitt 
By: Feng Qian

A teen was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly attacking his girlfriend while she was driving, police in Florida said.

Palm Beach County Police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Daniel Hitt, after he was accused of spitting at his girlfriend while she was driving her car.

Hitt was also accused of damaging her car by kicking it.

Hitt faces charges of assault, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, simple assault, intent or threat to do violence, disorderly intoxication and two counts of criminal mischief between $200 and $1,000.

Hitt was booked into the Palm Beach County jail, and his bail was set at $6,000 bail.

According to the police investigation, the woman told police that Hitt rubbed hand sanitizer into her eyes as she drove her car.

Hitt then kicked two air conditioning vents in the car, damaging both. When the couple arrived at their destination, Hitt threw the woman against the car and spit in her face.

Hitt ripped off the woman’s shirt hit her in the shoulder and then kicked the car. Police said that they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Hitt’s mouth.

When police tried to arrest Hitt, he spit in the face of an officer and then tried to kick out the windows of a patrol car.

Woman strips naked and attacks police officer because he detained her for drunk driving

Nude woman illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested on charges of indecent exposure after stripping naked and assaulting a police officer who was attempting to arrest her husband for drunk driving, police in China said.

Wenzhou Police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Xiao Chen-Li, and her husband, 28-year-old Sying Hseuh, in connection with the violence that broke out after he was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving.

According to the police investigation, traffic officers pulled over Hseuh’s car after he was observed driving erratically. The couple just had dinner at a nearby restaurant, where they drank heavily.

As the officers were trying to arrest Hseuh, he started punching them.

The officers called for backup, and when reinforcements arrived, Chen-Li came out of the car and stripped naked before assaulting officers.

A total of six people have been arrested for causing a disturbance, disturbing the peace and alcohol consumption. The woman was also charged with indecent exposure.

3-year-old boy beaten to death by his aunt because he failed in spelling

Ethan Ali 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested for beating her nephew with a belt because he was unable to spell.

21-year-old Christen (Ninee) Dale of New York, tried teaching her 3-year-old nephew Ethan Ali how to spell.

When he failed in the spelling lesson, she began to torture the boy. According to police, Dale confessed that she punished the child numerous times before she beat him to death.

Dale allegedly forced the boy to stand in the corner while holding two bottles in his outstretched arms for about 45 minutes.

On the fateful day, Dale told the boy that they were going to learn how to spell, but he refused to do so. She severely beat him with a belt.

The child died in his aunt's apartment in Brooklyn. His body was covered with buckle markings, prosecutors said.

An autopsy showed that he “suffered extensive bruising on his torso, back, behind, thighs, arms and scalp,” according to court records.

Dale is the sister of the boy’s mother, 27-year-old Natasha Ali, according to other family members.

Dale was caring for the child for a few months, after his parents separated.

The boy’s mother works full time as a home attendant, and she is also taking evening classes.

Dale is being held without bail on charges of murder and assault. She faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Woman wants baby with her new lover using husband’s frozen sperm

Tracy Bray and her husband Michael 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman dumped her husband after accusing him of cheating.

Now, she wants to use embryos, which were fertilized with her husband’s sperm and frozen before she split from him.

Tracy Bray, 37, of Scotland, who suffers from infertility, said that her only hope of having children is to use the five fertilized eggs, which were frozen before she split from her husband Michael.

Under the legal terms of their separation, Michael, 36, has agreed that she can use the eggs, but only until the end of next year.

Bray said that it is not enough time, and has requested legal advice to challenge the deadline to about 5 years.

Bray separated from Michael last year, after he allegedly had an affair. Both are now in new relationships and have filed for divorce.

Bray and Michael were together for about 10 years before they separated. The couple had one child together. The baby named Matthew, was born prematurely and lived for only 16 hours.

Tracy said that she and her estranged husband promised Matthew before he died that they will get him a sibling. She is therefore determined to fulfill that promise to her deceased son.

Bray said that she feels like Michael is now trying to break the promise he made to Matthew to give him a sibling.

Matthew’s death left the couple’s marriage very strained and the two later separated.

She wants her new man to raise her baby.

Bray's boyfriend Richard Duncan, 38, has agreed to take care of the child as his own and not seek financial support from Michael, who lives with his new partner in East Wemyss, Fife, not far from his estranged wife.

Richard is also willing to have his name on the birth certificate of the baby.

Bray said that she is no longer entitled to free treatment from the National Health Services (NHS) and she cannot afford the 5,000 pounds ($7,700) for private treatment.

Her only hope is using the existing embryos and have them implanted, which will be covered under NHS.

Bray now wants to extend the period of time to give her a better chance of conceiving, but Michael has denied permission.

Natalie Evans, 35, was in a similar situation when she froze six embryos before she began treatment for ovarian cancer.

When she separated from her husband, he asked for the embryos to be destroyed. She fought to save them, arguing that he had already consented to their creation, storage and use.

However she lost, as the law favors the rights of the one who does not want the embryos to be used.

“The donor of either the egg or sperm can withdraw their consent to the use of the embryo up to the point of treatment, and if one person wants the embryos destroyed, there is very little the second party can do about it,” Sarah Elliston, a lecturer in medical law at Glasgow University, said.

26-year-old man rapes 76-year-old woman while holding toy gun to her head

Pointing toy gun illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man of South Africa, was arrested, charged and convicted of rape and theft after raping a woman with a toy gun.

26-year-old Leonard Dumisani Mlimi was found guilty of two counts of rape and three counts of armed robbery.

Mlimi is accused of robbing three women with the toy gun and threatening a 76-year-old woman with it before raping her repeatedly.

He was sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Judge Andre Geldenhuys heard that Mlimi attacked the elderly woman in Gutshwa, while she was on her way to sell vetkoek, which is a fried dough bread.

The woman was “scared to death” as she thought the gun was real. Mlimi repeatedly raped the woman, stole her cellphone, money and some of her bread before he escaped.

He then attacked another woman and grabbed her purse. She began screaming, and community members chased the suspect and apprehended him.

They began beating the thief before police rescued him from the angry villagers. Other women came forward and told police that Mlimi robbed them at gunpoint.

The judge said that Mlimi showed no remorse, indicating that he was a danger to society and therefore he was handed a 45 year prison sentence.

Woman fakes her own kidnapping to avoid making birthday party for her boyfriend

Jennifer Alvarez 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman led police on a frantic search after she staged her own kidnapping.

Jennifer Alvarez of Arizona, told police that she organized her own kidnapping to avoid planning the birthday party of her boyfriend.

The 36-year-old of Casa Grande, could face criminal charges after her boyfriend reported her missing on Tuesday morning, after finding blood in his home and realizing that two of his firearms were missing.

Preliminary police reports warned the public that Alvarez was likely in danger.

Alvarez returned home later on Tuesday night, and she initially told detectives that she chose to disappear because she was overwhelmed by the idea of ​​planning the birthday party of her boyfriend.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said that when police questioned her about the blood in the home, Alvarez said that is came from a tooth that fell out.

She then changed her story, telling police that two men came to her house. One of the men asked to use the bathroom during which time he stole her boyfriend's guns.

She said that she feared that her boyfriend would be angry at her over the missing weapons, so she made her gums bleed and fled the home.

Police are still investigating exactly what took place, but they know that the woman faked her own kidnapping.

Mother pulls gun on 14-year-old daughter’s friend during fight

Viridiana Alvarez 
By: Chan Yuan

A mother is in trouble for pulling a gun on a girl who was fighting with her daughter.

33-year-old Viridiana Alvarez of Pasadena, Texas, is behind bars after video showed her pointing a gun at a high school student.

Alvarez was charged with aggravated assault after she was seen pulling a gun on the 14-year-old girl who was fighting with her teenage daughter.

Witness said that when the students were dismissed, two students went across the street from the Pasadena High School to fight each other.

They were in a park with Alvarez, the mother of one of the students. She pulled out a gun and pointed it at the student who was fighting her daughter, police said.

Meanwhile, witnesses notified school administrators. The Pasadena Independent School District (ISD) police broke up the fight and Alvarez was arrested.

Both girls were suspended for fighting. They were also ticketed and will be required to take part in a five-day guidance program.

In court, Alvarez reportedly told a judge that she only planned to “scare her,” and would never hurt the girl. Her family said that the gun was not loaded.

Alvarez was booked in the Harris County Jail, and bail was set at $35,000.

Man sets his home on fire after niece refused to get him more beer

Jerome Clemons 
By: Wayne Morin

A fight over beer led a man to set his own home on fire.

Jerome Clemons, 44, of Florida, set his family's house on fire after his niece refused to give him a ride to a liquor store.

Clemons had allegedly been drinking beer before asking his niece to take him to the store to get more beer.
The two got into an argument after his niece refused to drive him to the store.

When the woman left, Clemons set the corner of the house on fire, slightly damaging it, a garbage can and an ATV.

His brother, who was home at the time, extinguished the fire with a garden hose.

Clemons also burned his arm and was taken to a hospital with second-degree burns before being booked into jail on charges of arson.

This is not the first time that police responded to the home when Clemens was drunk.

Several years ago, he was charged with disorderly conduct after calling police and telling the dispatcher that he had a cold and needed medical attention.

When police arrived, they found Clemons on the sidewalk. He allegedly screamed at the officers and called them “pigs.”

Woman sets her pet shop on fire with 27 dogs inside

Gloria Eun Hye Lee 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was given a long prison term after setting her pet shop on fire with 27 animals inside.

Gloria Eun Hye Lee, 36, of Nevada, pleaded guilty to arson, insurance fraud and attempted animal cruelty after setting her pet shop on fire.

The former Las Vegas pet shop owner was caught on surveillance video setting her business on fire with 25 puppies and 2 dogs in their kennels.

She is accused of setting her Prince and Princess pet store on fire to collect money from insurance.

Rescue workers were able to save the animals. They were placed in a shelter before being auctioned off at $250 a piece to raise money for the shelter.

Before sentencing, Lee told the judge that she was
three months pregnant.

Clark County District Court Judge David Barker said that he thought Lee was using her pregnancy to try to get a lesser sentence.

Prosecutor Shano Clowers accused Lee of using her pregnancy in a manipulative attempt as a “get-out-of-jail-free card.”

However, the judge did not take her pregnancy into consideration and sentenced her to up to 14 years in prison.

Teen encourages her friend to commit suicide to raise money for mental health awareness

Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was arrested and charged in the death of her friend.

The 18-year-old honor student is accused of encouraging her friend to commit suicide, and then raised money to help treat mental illness in his name.

Michelle Carter of Plainville, Massachusetts, was charged with manslaughter for allegedly urging her friend commit suicide.

18-year-old Roy Conrad was found dead in his car of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Kmart parking lot.

Charges against Carter were filed this month, after a lengthy investigation revealed that she sent several text messages to her friend before his death.

According to police, Conrad told Carter that he was scared and did not want to leave her family. Rather than contacting the police, Carter encouraged him to take his own life.

Fairhaven Police Detective Scott Gordon said that Carter continued to encourage him to take his own life until he did so.

When he actually started to carry out the act, he got scared and exited his truck, but instead of telling him to stay out of the truck, Carter told him to “get back into the idling vehicle,” which he did and he died, Gordon said.

Carter later organized a softball tournament to support mental health awareness.

Carter's attorney said that his client did not commit any crime and hopes that the charges will be dropped.

Carter was released from prison after posting $2,500 bail.

Father shoots his children with gun because he wants to discipline them (video)

Joseph Majewski 
By: Wayne Morin

A father was arrested on charges of domestic battery after allegedly shooting his children with a gun as a form of discipline, police in West Virginia said.

Weirton Police said that they have arrested 35-year-old Joseph Majewski, after being accused of using his BB gun to discipline his children.

He was charged with child abuse causing serious bodily injury and domestic battery.

His children, ages 6, 9, and 13, were taken to the Weirton Medical Center for treatment after suffering from serious injuries.

Majewski was booked into the Northern Regional Jail, and his bail was set at $120,000.

61-year-old man raids Dollar General store and urinates on merchandise

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after allegedly raiding a store and urinating on merchandise, police in Pennsylvania said.

Philipsburg Police said that they have arrested 61-year-old Charles E. Merrell Jr., after being accused of entering a Dollar General store while under the influence of alcohol, urinating on merchandise and resisting arrest on Thursday.

According to the police investigation, Merrell went to the back of the store, where he urinated on merchandise. Merrell opened a side door, which triggered an alarm.

Police who arrived at the scene, tried to make contact with a relative of Merrell. That is when Merrell turned violent. He kicked an officer in the legs numerous times.

Merrell was taken to the Centre County Booking Center, where he was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

He was booked into the Centre County Prison. His bail was set at $10,000.

Human rights chief forces teen to have sex with 60 men

Prostitutes illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A human rights chief was arrested on charges of prostitution after allegedly running a prostitution ring, police in Japan said.

Ibaraki Police said that they arrested 61-year-old Masaya Suzuki, after being accused of forcing an 18-year-old woman to work as a prostitute.

According to the police investigation, Suzuki managed Celebrity Mistress, an escort service company, along with 22-year-old Soichiro Hatsuzawa.

The woman told investigators that she was forced to have sex with over 60 men in a short period of time.

Suzuki also serves as the chairman of the Ibaraki Human Rights Protection Support Association, which helps the poor and destitute, including children and foreigners living in the country.

Suzuki has denied the allegations. Police have taken the woman into protective custody. Celebrity Mistress sends prostitutes to have sex with men at hotels and private homes.

According to the company website, prices start at 15,000 yen ($125) for the first 80 minutes.