Hugo Boss ordered to pay $1.8 million after mirror crushed 4-year-old boy to death

Hugo Boss store location 
By: Chan Yuan

Hugo Boss was slapped with a lawsuit after a little boy was crushed to death by a mirror inside a store, according to court documents in the United Kingdom.

Now, the company has been ordered to pay $1.8 million after being found guilty of negligence in connection with the death of the 4-year-old boy who was in the store while his parents were shopping.

The Oxford Crown Court heard how the mirror was left in a position that threatened shoppers. Hugo Boss pleaded guilty to violating the health and safety at work.

A spokesperson for Hugo Boss apologized to the family, saying that they understand that no amount of money can alleviate the pain felt by the family of the Austen Harrison.

The mirror weighed 264 pounds. After being hit by the mirror, Austen was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery, but he died four days later.

15-year-old mother takes picture of herself pushing her foot into baby’s mouth and uploads it to social media site

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teen mother is being investigated by social services after she uploaded a picture to a social media site, which showed how she put her foot into her baby’s mouth, police in South Carolina said.

Gaffney police said that they were notified by a concerned citizen on Wednesday, after the photo went viral on social media sites.

The photo was initially shared on Facebook.

According to the police investigation, the photo was taken at 906 W. Buford Street, where a woman was taking care of several children.

The person whose toe is shown in the photo, is the 15-year-old mother of the 7-month-old boy. The Department of Juvenile Justice has not yet decided if they will file any charges.

They will also consult with a Family Court judge before deciding whether to charge the 15-year-old mother with child abuse.

Topless maid kills former police officer by splitting open his head with gun

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A topless maid was arrested on a charge of murder after killing her customer by splitting open his head with a gun, police in California said.

Now, 36-year-old Centia Renee Martin of Los Angeles, has been sentenced to serve up to life in prison after being convicted of murder.

According to the police investigation, Martin worked as a topless house cleaner for 74-year-old Robert Crigler for three days, before his dead body was found in his apartment.

According to the medical examiner, Martin used a shotgun to split open her employer’s head. She then took a knife and cut his throat.

In court, Martin refused to have an attorney and represented herself. After four hours of deliberations, the jury found her guilty of first-degree murder.

Mother along with her lesbian lover beat 2-year-old girl to death and blame 7-year-old boy

Rachael, Nyomi, and Liam Fee 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother and her lesbian lover were arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly beating a little girl to death, police in Scotland said.

The Glasgow High Court heard how 31-year-old Rachael Fee and 28-year-old Nyomi Fee, beat the 2-year-old girl in the head until she died and neglected two children over a period of two years.

The two pleaded not guilty to murder and child neglect when they appeared in court. According to the police investigation, the two women regularly beat of two-year-old Liam Fee, in the head and body.

After the girl died, they told paramedics, police and friends that a 7-year-old boy was responsible for her death. The two women were also accused of abusing two young boys.

The women allegedly forced one of the boys to stand naked in a cold shower as punishment for wetting the bed. Police said that the other boy was locked in a cage for long periods during the day and night.

Political candidate caught urinating in client’s coffee cup before placing it into the sink

Jerry Bance at customers sink 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A political candidate in Canada, was left red faced after a hidden camera caught him urinating into a client’s coffee cup.

The Conservative federal election candidate of Toronto, worked as an appliance repairman for 25 years before running for office.

The incident took place during the time of his work as a repairman, and the video of the incident has now gone viral.

Jerry Bance was called to the home as part of a sting operation to catch repairmen who are overcharging homeowners for simple repairs of home appliances.

After completing the job, Bance was seen taking a coffee cup from the sink and urinating into it. He then spilled the urine into the sink, washed the cup and left it in the sink.

When he was confronted with the footage that was taken 3 years ago, Bance immediately apologized and said: “I deeply regret my actions on that day. I take great pride in my work and the footage from that day does not reflect who I am as a professional or a person.”

Twin brothers kidnap and kill drug dealer after arranging to buy drugs

Joshua Brian and Jonathan Brent Nibbelink 
By: Chan Yuan

Two brothers of Jacksonville, Florida, were sentenced to life in prison for killing a drug dealer.

The twin brothers, Jonathan Brent Nibbelink and Joshua Brian Nibbelink, 35, were both sentenced to mandatory life in prison on one count of murder in the first degree on Tuesday.

The brothers also received a life sentence on a charge of kidnapping and 15 years on one count of robbery after being convicted of the charges.

Police said that the vehicle belonging to the victim, 26-year-old Dwight Martin, was found abandoned after he was reported missing.

An investigation revealed that the Nibbelink brothers and their accomplice, Gary Shepersky, 20, contacted Martin and made arrangements to purchase drugs.

The defendants planned to rob the victim of drugs and money. When Martin arrived at the prearranged location, they approached the victim from behind before choking and tackling him.

The victim was tied up with bungee cords, beaten and kicked repeatedly. The victim then had a rag soaked with cleaning fluid stuffed down his throat.

After he died, the defendants placed his body in the trunk of his car. They drove to Putnam County, and dumped the victim’s body in a wooded area.

They then drove back to Jacksonville, and abandoned the car. The victim’s remains were discovered a few weeks later.

Their co-defendant, Shepersky, previously pleaded guilty to charges of murder in the second degree, kidnapping and robbery. He is still awaiting sentencing.

Inmate offers to donate bone marrow to judge who sentenced him to 25 years in prison

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By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A judge said that he was deeply touched by a man who offered to donate bone marrow to him.

Superior Court Judge Carl Fox, 61, is battling blood cancer and he is searching for a bone marrow donor. So far, no match has been found.

However, he was surprised to receive an offer of help from someone he put in jail. Fox was the district attorney who helped convict 62-year-old Charles Alston.

Alston, who is serving 25 years for armed robbery at the Franklin Correctional Center, sent a letter to Fox with a very generous offer.

In the letter he wrote: “You were the District Attorney during the course of my trial, where I received a 25 year prison sentence. I know you are in need of a matching donor for bone marrow. I may or may not be a match, but I am willing to make the sacrifice if needed.”

Alston said that he is not angry with Fox, as he believes he helped save his life by putting him in jail, where he turned his life around.

Unfortunately, prisoners cannot donate due to increased risk of infectious diseases, but Fox was very appreciative of the gesture.

“I was very touched by it and totally surprised,” Fox said.

Fox said that Alston had “every reason to be angry,” and that means even more given the circumstances of their relationship.

School custodian breaks into home of 12-year-old student to molest her in her bedroom

Jose Coello 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a student who trusted him.

The elementary school custodian in Florida, has been arrested on a charge of sexual abuse.

56-year-old Jose Coello worked as head custodian at Cypress Elementary School in Kissimmee.

Coello is accused of going to the house of the 12-year-old girl to “check on her.” He then entered the home without permission, according to the police report.

Coello and the girl were on friendly terms and he had visited her family in the past. Once in the room with the girl, Coello allegedly performed a lewd act. The girl shouted at him to leave the house.

Coello was arrested and charged with obtaining access to a home under false pretenses, battery, and lewd or lascivious conduct.

Although Coello denied any wrongdoing, he resigned from his job at the school, where he worked for 11 years.

Teenager smashes lamp over relative's head for refusing to use drugs with her

Nichole Brittany Pierce 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A teenager who was looking for a companion with him to use drugs, was arrested.

The 19-year-old woman of Panama City Beach, Florida, was arrested for allegedly breaking a lamp on the head of a male family member because he did not want to use illegal drugs with her.

Nichole Brittany Pierce was arrested on Monday about 9:15 p.m., on charges of aggravated assault, and assault with intent to do violence and battery on an officer, according to the Panama City Beach Police Department.

According to arrest records, Pierce and the victim got into an argument after the victim refused to use drugs.

Pierce allegedly began breaking items in the house of the victim before hitting him on the head with a lamp, leaving a laceration.

Pierce also allegedly threatened to shoot the victim. She had a pistol nearby with one round in the chamber, police said.

While she was being detained, Pierce spat in the face of an officer on the way to jail. The officer had to pull over because Pierce was banging her head against the car window.

13 year old convicted of murder for killing 9-year-old boy in playground

Jamarion Lawhorn 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young boy in Michigan, was found guilty of murder for killing another boy in a playground.

Jurors in Grand Rapids, found 13-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a young child in Kentwood Park last August.

Lawhorn was charged as an adult. Lawhorn is being held in Kent County's juvenile detention facility. Lawhorn stabbed 9-year-old Connor Verkerke until he died.

Lawhorn chose his victim at random. Defense attorneys attempted to use an insanity defense, but he was found to be competent to stand trial.

Defense attorneys also argued that Lawhorn suffered abuse at the hands of his mother and stepfather. However, a jury found him guilty of murder.

Lawhorn is likely to be held in a juvenile facility until he is 21. At that time, he will go before a judge and he could either be released or sent to an adult prison.

Father runs back into burning house to save his grilled ribs

Robert Wright 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) While many people try to save their most valuable possessions in the case of a fire, one man decided to save his meal.

In a video that has gone viral, Robert Wright of Fresno, California, spoke about his daring rescue of his favorite food, ribs.

Wright was cooking the ribs as a midnight snack when his neighbor's apartment caught on fire, forcing residents to flee.

Fresno firefighters said that they were called to a fire around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, in an apartment complex of six units off Cedar and Bullard avenues, where they found an apartment in flames.

Wright said that he made sure his wife and kids were out of harm's way before he ran back into the home to get his ribs.

Apart from a little smoke inhalation, Wright said he and his family escaped unhurt. He and his family were among seven people who were displaced due to the fire.

Chicken arrested for jaywalking and causing traffic jam

Officers with the chicken 
By: Wayne Morin

Police in California, have arrested a chicken for jaywalking and blocking traffic.

The brown chicken stopped traffic on San Francisco's Bay Bridge by crossing in middle of the road.

Now, the chicken that was named Chip, is at the center of a custody battle. After the California Highway Patrol (CHP) posted photos of the chicken that was taken into custody, 3 people came forward to claim it.

The chicken was placed in the care of the Oakland Animal Shelter until police can determine who it belongs to.

Police said that the chicken did not have a tag or a chip and therefore, the owner will have to produce evidence, such as a photo, to prove that the animal belongs to them.

So far no one was able to show proof of ownership.

Woman kills her boyfriend because he was jealous about her relationships with other men

Lovers illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing her boyfriend because he was jealous about her relationships with other men, police in Nigeria said.

Akwa Ibom State police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Blessing Edeh, after being accused of stabbing 33-year-old Edet Ebong, during a fight about her relationships with other men.

Edeh told investigators that her boyfriend deserved to die because he accused her of cheating on him with other men.

According to the police investigation, Edeh and Ebong have been together for nearly two years. Ebong moved into his girlfriend's apartment after the two agreed to marry.

On the day of the incident, Ebong returned home from work and asked his girlfriend to prepare dinner. When she refused, he confronted her about her relationships with other men.

During the scuffle, Edeh grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Ebong in the abdomen. Ebong was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Home intruder calls police after accomplice suffered heart attack during robbery

Man suffering heart attack illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A robbery in progress was stopped after one of the suspect suffered a heart attack inside the victim's home, police in the United Kingdom said.

Kent police said that they easily arrested three robbery suspects after an ambulance was called to assist one of them who suffered a heart attack.

When police officers arrived at the scene on Thursday, the three suspects were already waiting for them outside the house.

One of them was lying on the ground and the other two were trying to comfort him.

An ambulance arrived to take the patient to a hospital, while the two others, aged 41 and 46, were immediately arrested on a charge of burglary.

The third man, 38, was taken to the hospital for treatment, and was also arrested on a charge of burglary.

Man kills transgender prostitute because she scratched him with her long fingernails

Hande O 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of murder after killing a transgender prostitute because she scratched him with her long fingernails, police in Austria said.

Now, the 32-year-old man of Ottakring, who was not identified, has been sentenced to serve life in prison after being convicted of murder.

According to the police investigation, 34-year-old Hande O, a transgender woman, had been secretly working as a prostitute in the city.

She was killed by strangulation in her home.

The defendant claimed that he and O were fighting after having sex, and when she scratched his face with her long fingernails, he choked her.

He said that he had never intended to kill her and thought that she was just unconscious. The defendant had sex with O at least three times.

Investigators believe that the defendant tied O’s hands behind her back and strangled her with her own clothes. 3,000 euros ($3,349) was missing from her apartment, along with two cellphones.

The defendant was caught after DNA left behind at two robberies matched the DNA at the murder scene.

Nurse rapes young woman with severe mental illness

Female hospital patient illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A nurse was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly raping a young female patient at a hospital's psychiatric unit, police in the United Kingdom said.

Plymouth police said that they have arrested 50-year-old Bester Mashayamombe, after being accused of raping the 20-year-old woman, who was not identified.

The woman was hospitalized at the Glenbourne unit of the Derriford Hospital. Mashayamombe was also charged with sexual assault by touching.

The hospital fired the nurse as soon as they learned about the allegations. The hospital also provided emotional support for patients and their families.

In March, a nurse was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after raping three patients at a hospital, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said. 29-year-old Andrew Hutchinson has admitted to raping three unconscious women in the emergency unit of the John Radcliffe Hospital and recording girls as young as 10 years old.

Hutchinson of Garford, Oxfordshire, attacked three women, aged between 18 and 35. Hutchinson also admitted to voyeurism and outraging public decency in relation to two girls aged 10 and 15.

He also sexually assaulted two women, aged 24 and 21, at the Desert Festival. Hutchinson was suspended from the emergency department of the John Radcliffe Hospital.

70-year-old man caught visiting child pornography websites

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By: Tanya Malhotra

An elderly man was arrested on a charge of child pornography possession after allegedly being caught visiting child pornography websites, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Abu Dhabi police said that they have arrested the 70-year-old man, who was not identified, after he was caught accessing child pornography websites from his home computer.

During questioning, the elderly man claimed that he did not know that his actions were illegal. He also claimed that he stumbled upon the child pornography websites and did not deliberately visit them.

However, investigators said that the suspect used proxy software in order to hide his tracks. The suspect was caught after the police monitored the traffic of the child pornography websites.

If convicted, the suspect faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $275,000. Police said that they are currently questioning several people who were caught accessing child pornography websites.

Woman hides matches in sanitary pads to be able to smoke cigarettes on plane

Matches illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was detained at an airport after security officers found a box of matches hidden inside her carry-on bag, police in China said.

Security officers at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, said that the woman who was identified as Li, hid the box of matches among her sanitary pads on Wednesday.

Baggage screeners spotted the box hidden in the passenger bag as it passed through an x-ray machine. Li was headed to Changchun.

During questioning, Li told officers that she wanted to smoke on the plane because it was a long flight and she is addicted to cigarettes.

The matches were seized from her, and she was allowed to continue on to her destination. It is prohibited to carry onboard an aircraft flammable items, police said.

Young woman swallows metal spoon while eating noodles

Spoon in stomach of Xing Nvzai Wang 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A young woman was rushed to a hospital after accidentally swallowing a metal spoon while eating noodles, doctors in China said.

Doctors in Jiangsu, said that they removed the 6-inch metal spoon from the 27-year-old woman who was identified as Xing Nvzai Wang.

Wang said that she was eating noodles at a quick pace when the stainless steel utensil accidentally slipped down her throat.

By the time Wang checked herself into the hospital, the spoon had been in her stomach for three hours. Doctors spent two hours trying to attach a hook to the spoon in order to pull it out.

Doctors said that they were skeptical about Wang’s story.

They believe that Wang deliberately swallowed the spoon or was forced down her throat, but she refused to talk about the incident.

Wang has made a full recovery and was discharged from the hospital.

Teen rapes his 12-year-old sister because he was angry with his parents

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By: Wayne Morin

A teen was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly raping his own sister because he was angry with his parents, police in Singapore said.

The 18-year-old man, who was not identified was charged with four counts of rape after being accused of having sex with his 12-year-old sister to take revenge against his parents for leaving him behind.

The Community Court heard that the 18-year-old man was raised by his grandparents until he was seven years old as his parents moved to the United States.

The abuse began when the girl was 10 years old. One day, the girl was ill and resting at home. When the brother came home from school, he lifted her shirt and abused her.

After the incident, he told her not to tell anyone about what he had done to her. The incident came to light five days later, when a school counselor asked the victim about her life at home.

During questioning, the brother admitted to abusing his sister because he wanted to take revenge against his parents. The teen faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.



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