Police officer shoots and kills his wife in front of his children

Jessica Canty 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after shooting and killing his wife in front of his children, police in New York said.

Now, 44-year-old Kevin Canty of Queens, has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after being accused of killing 40-year-old Jessica Canty.

Kevin Canty, who was a New York City Transit Officer, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter. According to the police investigation, on Saturday, Kevin Canty became enraged because his wife was cheating on him.

He pulled out his gun and pulled the trigger repeatedly. Jessica Canty suffered gunshot wounds to her abdomen, right arm, upper chest, right breast and right armpit.

She was shot with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. The couple’s two young children - just eight and five years old at the time - were witnesses to the brutal slaying.

Man in wheelchair robs bank by threatening to detonate bomb

Kelvin Dennison 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A wheelchair bound man managed to rob a bank by threatening to detonate a bomb, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 23-year-old Kelvin Dennison of Queens, after allegedly robbing the TD Bank located on Astoria Boulevard.

Dennison was charged with third-degree robbery. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Dennison entered the TD Bank branch located at 41-01 Queens Boulevard during the early afternoon on Monday, and approached a teller window, where he handed the teller a note that stated: “Give me $20,000. I have a bomb. I will shoot.”

When the teller allegedly handed Dennison a sum of money, he exited the bank and fled south on Queens Boulevard.

Man strangles his girlfriend before burning her body in bathtub

Carlos Pineda 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his girlfriend and burning her body in the bathtub of her home, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 27-year-old Carlos Pineda of Queens, after he was seen on video walking into his girlfriend’s apartment with a can of gasoline before she was found burned.

Pineda was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

He is being held without bail, and he faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

According to the police investigation, Pineda allegedly killed his live-in girlfriend, Miriam Lucrecia Samayoa Veliz, 28, by squeezing her neck.

Pineda was then seen on video surveillance leaving the apartment building just after 3:00 a.m.

He was seen returning to the location with a red container that is commonly used to hold gasoline approximately 20 minutes later.

Pineda has then been observed on surveillance video
leaving the building a second time around 4:00 a.m., just before the fire department was called to report a fire at the building.

Firefighters discovered the burned remains of Veliz in the bathtub of her home.


Tenant kills landlord because he prevented him from using bathroom

Bathtub (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A tenant was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly stabbing his landlord in the stomach because he prevented him from using the bathroom, police in Ghana said.

Kotobabi Police said that they have arrested 27-year-old John Collins Alabi, after being accused of killing 23-year-old Paul Goka, during a dispute over using the bathroom of their apartment building.

Alabi was charged with one count of murder.

According to the police investigation, the apartment building in which the suspect and the victim lived, used to have a bathroom used strictly for bathing, but was demolished after the tenants defecated on the floor.

Goka told all tenants to use the public bath instead.

Alabi, who said that he had no money to pay for the public bath, went to the shower in the demolished bathroom when he was caught by Goka.

The two started arguing, and at some point, Alabi grabbed a knife and stabbed his landlord in the stomach. Goka was taken to the Maamobi Polyclinic, but was referred to the 37 Military Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Man dies and four others suffer injuries after using bad batch of illegal drugs at nightclub

Dylan Booth 
By: Chan Yuan

Police launched an investigation after a man died and four others suffered injuries from a bad batch of drugs that were used at a nightclub, police in the United Kingdom said.

Birmingham police said that the man who is believed to have taken a contaminated drug at the nightclub has died in a hospital.

18-year-old Dylan Booth of the Chelmsley Wood area, was taken to the hospital after taking what police believe was a bad batch of a suspected class A drug.

Four other people have also been admitted to the hospital, but they have all now been released and are recovering at home.

Detectives believe that the drugs were in the form of tablets and was being distributed inside the Rainbow Club in Digbeth.

Officers are continuing to appeal for information about the drugs and want to speak to two men and a woman who may have been distributing them.

One of the men and the woman were mixed race and the other man was white and wearing a fluorescent jacket and white shirt.

Any drug user is urged to exercise extreme caution and call for help at the first sign of becoming unwell. Anyone who was at the club and has any information that could help police should call Crimestoppers, police said.

Transgender man ordered to remove prosthetic manhood by airport security

Airport (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A transgender man was left humiliated after he was ordered to remove his manhood at an airport.

The National LGBTI Health Alliance in Australia, filed a complaint with the Senate committee over airport and aviation security.

The LGBTI Health Alliance released a statement, saying that it worries over the “climate of pervasive discrimination against LGBTI populations,” after the man was humiliated by airport security.

The man, who was not identified, said that the body scan alerted security personnel to the prosthesis that he was wearing. “I explained to the officer that I am transgender and that I was wearing a prosthesis,” he said.

The airport security personnel said that he needed to get his supervisor. The man was then taken into a room, where he was forced to remove his manhood.

He was searched and was given the all clear signal. He was then told that he can put the prosthetic device back on, but in the presence of two security officers.

The incident left the man feeling like a criminal. “The private search was demeaning and unnecessary,” he said.

Rats eat and kill 4-month-old baby while mother was out partying

Rats (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A mother who left her baby home alone for many hours, came back to a disturbing scene.

The teenage mother of Acolman, Mexico, went out dancing while her 4-month-old daughter was home alone. When she returned home, the mother found her daughter’s lifeless body in her crib.

18-year-old Lizbeth Jeronima Fuentes Munguia ran to her neighbors for help after discovering that her baby was mauled to death by a pack of rats.

The single mother found her daughter’s face, fingers and torso chewed up by the rats. Emergency workers pronounced the baby dead at the scene.

Munguia told the police that she left her daughter in the care of her mother. However, her mother was not at the home at the time of the incident.

Both the baby’s mother and grandmother were arrested and are being questioned.

Newborn baby found abandoned in pile of feces

The primitive toilet 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police were called after a baby was spotted in feces in the bottom of a primitive toilet.

This shocking video shows a newborn baby, who is believed to be just a few minutes old, lying in the bottom of the pit covered in feces.

The video was taken in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Police believe that the mother was squatting on the makeshift toilet and gave birth to the child before cutting the umbilical cord. The baby was left to die in the human waste.

The newborn baby was heard crying by travelers who had stopped for a bathroom break in the public service station next to a highway.

They heard the baby crying and they took video. When they leaned over the hole, they made the grim discovery.

The baby was rescued, and taken to a hospital for treatment and observation. A hospital spokesperson said the “baby's condition is good and stable."

Police are now looking for the child's mother, who may also be in need of medical care after leaving her child to die.

British police officer’s baby taken from her in the United States after leaving him in hotel room alone

Louise Fielden (left) Foster mother Susan Sena 
By: Feng Qian

A British police officer was devastated after her son was taken from her and placed with a stange family.

Louise Fielden, who works as a police officer in London, was arrested after her 8-month-old son was found sleeping in a crib in her hotel room alone.

The child was placed in foster care in New York, while his mother was in police custody. She was facing charges of resisting arrest and child neglect.

The criminal charge of resisting arrest against the 42-year-old single mother was eventually dismissed, but she is still fighting the child neglect charge after leaving her son in her room at the Chelsea Highline Hotel in Manhattan.

Fielden said that she went downstairs to get hot water for her son’s bottle and she ate breakfast before returning to her sleeping baby.

“In my culture and society in London, this behavior of leaving a child for a short period of time is normal and acceptable,” Fielden said in a legal statement.

Fielden returned to London a day after the charge against were dismissed. However, her baby was not returned to her.

She has now launched a legal battle in Brooklyn Federal Court for the return of her now 15-month-old son Samuel.

Her lawyer, Andrew Spinnell, argues that the baby is being held “hostage and kidnapped in a foreign country.”

Fielden said that her son has been in the care of Susan Sena, who is a gay rights activist, for the past eight months. She claims that the foster mother's values are directly opposed to her own “conservative upbringing in the Church of England.”

Fielden wants the baby to be transferred to her relative in the United Kingdom, until her child neglect case is resolved. Officials in of the United Kingdom are now involved in the case in an attempt to resolve the matter.

Son uses Ebay to trick sick mother to take his kidney

Imran Najeeb and Zainab Begum 
By: Chan Yuan

A loving and devoted man of the United Kingdom, couldn't watch his mother suffer from kidney failure so he decided to help.

However, his mother did not want to take her son’s kidney because she was afraid that he might need it in the future.

After learning that he was a match for his mother, 34-year-old Imran Najeeb of Blackburn, Lancashire, asked doctors if he can donate his kidney anonymously to his mother.

He was informed that it was not possible. Najeeb, who is the oldest of 6 siblings, felt that it was his duty to save his mother.

Zainab Begum, who goes on dialysis three times a week, missed spending time with her children and 13 grandchildren, but she refused to take a kidney from any of them.

One day, Najeeb heard that his mother was talking to a relative overseas. They spoke about the possibility of buying a kidney and having the transplant abroad.

That is when he sprang into action. He took advantage of the fact that his mother does not speak English well, and showed her a picture of a kidney, which he took from Google, and said it was his.

He said: “Look, Mom, I am selling my kidney on Ebay and someone will pay me £10,000 ($14,600) for it.”

His tactic worked, and the mother, Begum, 52, said: “Why sell your kidney to a stranger when you can give it to me.” He immediately agreed and the two underwent operations and they are now recovering.

New drunk robots are great companions for lonely drinkers

The drinking robot 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) No more drunken fights, just happiness and cheers thanks to new robots.

Inventor Eunchan Park of South Korea, came up with a drinking buddy that will drink together without getting drunk and loud.

He created a robot that can consume alcohol. The robot's head is made of a glass bottle, where the alcohol is stored after it is gulped down.

When activated, the robot points to the glass in its hand and demands a drink. The robot then raises its glass for a toast before taking a drink.

A light in the robots cheek turns red after ‘enjoying’ a glass of alcohol. Park said that he was inspired to invent the alcoholic robot three years ago after spending a lonely holiday season drinking by himself.

He uploaded a video of the robot to the Internet, where he wrote: “The robot's name is Drinky. He drinks really well! Drinking alone was definitely terrible. I put an extra glass in front of me and poured Soju into it and then I cheered myself with the glass of Soju as though there was someone in front of me.”

Park decided to share his invention with the world so people can now have drinks and get a reaction from the robot to make them feel less lonely if they do not have friends to hang out with.

Man shoplifts adult toys moments after proposing to girlfriend on Walmart loudspeaker

William Cornelius and Sheri Moore 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A couple was arrested a short time after they got engaged at Walmart.

25-year-old William Cornelius and Sheri Moore, 20, were arrested after allegedly going on a crime spree minutes after being engaged.

Cornelius popped the question to his girlfriend over the loudspeaker system at Walmart in Michigan.

People at the superstore in Bay City, cheered and applauded while Cornelius got down on his knee to propose with a ring he bought for $29.62.

The young lovers were accused of celebrating their engagement by shoplifting jewelry and adult toys.

According to the police, the couple took some jewelry, including a necklace. They then went to the nearby Spencer's gift shop, where they are accused of shoplifting adult toys and an edible thong.

The couple was arrested at the mall, where Cornelius was found asleep on a food court table. Police recovered $80 worth of stolen items.

Cornelius blamed his actions on the pain reliever Tramadol, which he took earlier that day. Cornelius was arrested on a charge of fraud and Moore was charged with larceny.