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Aspiring Campaign Worker’s Murder Leads to Retaliatory Killing in Philadelphia

elections-536656_960_720The execution-style killing of a Philadelphia man who was speaking to a political candidate about volunteering for his campaign led to a retaliatory shooting that left one teenager dead and another wounded, police said late Sunday.

“We do believe these are two rivaling factions,’ Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters. “What they’re fighting over we haven’t pinned that down right now, but we are not going to let this pass us by, by not assuming that it’s gang related because everything suggests that it is.”

The first shooting took place at around 3:30 p.m. in the Cedarbrook section of the city. Witnesses said the unidentified 21-year-old victim was talking with Chris Rabb, a Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when someone approached the victim from behind and shot him.

Chris Visco, Rabb’s campaign manager, told Philly.com the victim had told Rabb he was going to be a poll worker during Tuesday’s primary election, but also expressed interest in volunteering for Rabb’s campaign. Visco added the victim died with a piece of Rabb campaign literature in his hand.

“One of the people that was with (Rabb) handed him a piece of literature, took his phone number, and another young man came up behind him and shot him execution style in the head,” Visco told WPVI. (Read more from “Aspiring Campaign Worker’s Murder Leads to Retaliatory Killing in Philadelphia” HERE)

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Muslim Babysitter Decapitates Child, Parades Through Street With Little Girl’s Head [+video]

Horrific new details of how a nanny beheaded a four-year-old girl and paraded through the streets of Moscow with her severed head have been revealed.

The woman, dressed in a burka, threatened to blow herself up as she walked near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station holding up the little girl’s head.

Investigators claim she murdered the girl, who is believed to have learning difficulties, after starting a fire at the child’s family home in a block of flats.

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The nanny, Gyulchehra Bobokulova, 38, from Uzbekistan, has been arrested.

It is now known that the beheaded remains of the girl, identified as Anastasia (Nastya) Meshcheryakova, were discovered inside her cot. Her body had been dressed in her night clothes, consisting of a T-shirt and shorts. (Read more from “Muslim Babysitter Decapitates Child, Parades Through Street With Little Girl’s Head” HERE)

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Ohio Pastor Shot and Killed During Sunday Service

Photo Credit: Dayton Daily News Archive An Ohio pastor with deep roots in the Dayton community was shot and killed at his church, and police have taken his brother into custody for the slaying.

Dayton police say 70-year-old William B. Schooler was shot around 12:30 p.m. Sunday while in his office at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church.

According to CBS affiliate WHIO, witnesses said the shooting happened at the pulpit while the choir was singing. However, police have reported that Schooler was not in the pulpit when he was attacked.

His brother, 68-year-old Daniel Gregory Schooler, was in Montgomery County jail Sunday. Police Sgt. Richard Blommel says he’ll face a murder charge Monday.

WHIO reports that back in 2001, Daniel was charged with felonious assault with a firearm specification and carrying a concealed weapon, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas court records. (Read more from “Ohio Pastor Shot and Killed During Sunday Service” HERE)

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Woman Who Killed Her Baby Has Conviction Overturned, Court Says Six-Day-Old Baby Isn’t a Person

A New York court recently ruled that a Long Island woman who killed her baby in a car accident cannot be convicted because her baby was not a person yet.

The Times Union reports Jennifer Jorgensen previously was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter for causing the death of her baby daughter in a car crash. She also was indicted for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the report.

Jorgensen was in her third trimester when the car accident occurred in May 2008. Her daughter was delivered by C-section after the head-on collision and died six days later, according to the report.

In October, the New York Court of Appeals reversed Jorgensen’s conviction, ruling that she was not guilty because she fatally injured her daughter before she was born . . .

Conservative blogger Warner Todd Huston notes that as outrageous as the ruling may seem, the court is right that current state laws do not recognize unborn babies as “persons.” Jorgensen is no longer being held accountable for her baby’s death because, in the eyes of the state, her unborn daughter did not have the rights of personhood when her reckless behavior fatally injured her child. (Read more from “Woman Who Killed Her Baby Has Conviction Overturned, Court Says Six-Day-Old Baby Isn’t a Person” HERE)

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Virginia Killer Wrote Disgusting Notes on This Subject [+video]

bridgewater31n-1-webVester Lee Flanagan lamented shortly before gunning down two journalists on live TV that his glory days as a $2,000-a-night male escort were behind him, stunning new documents reveal.

The typed and handwritten letters, as well as photographs, driver’s licenses and student IDs, were shown to the Daily News by one of Flanagan’s close friends, Robert Avent, who says he spoke to the calm and collected killer moments before he committed suicide as cops closed in on him last Wednesday.

The notes provide a new window into the megalomaniacal madman’s mental state as he made the decision to exact revenge for an unsuccessful career filled with perceived racial slights.

In the stream-of-consciousness-style letters Flanagan, 41, is alternately cheery, reflective, apologetic for any hurt he caused Avent and eager to reveal the “raw truth” that racist gunman Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine black churchgoers inspired his own decision to kill . . .

“I totally CANNOT score right now …,” Flanagan wrote. “And this is from a man who used to be paid hundreds an HOUR to sleep with men…one was a hot YOUNG guy in SF…he once asked, ‘Can I f— you?’ He offered to give me $1,000…I playfully said, ‘No.’ Well, he gave me 2k.” (Read more from “Virginia Killer Wrote Disgusting Notes on This Subject” HERE)

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Live TV Murders Stun America; Disturbed Homosexual Killer Blames Charleston Shootings and Harassment; Media Blames Gun [+videos]

2BAE86B500000578-3211529-A_disgruntled_former_news_reporter_filmed_himself_executing_two_-a-164_1440622419906By Steve Helber, Pam Ramsey and Jonathan Drew. A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by their former colleague, a journalist who also recorded himself carrying out the killings and then posted the video on social media.

The gunman, who was fired in 2013 from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, fled the scene and went online, posting the video on Facebook and Twitter. He also reportedly faxed a 23-page manifesto and “suicide note” to ABC News, describing himself as a “human powder keg” that was “just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”

Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, who appeared on WDBJ as Bryce Williams, had evidently been planning the attack for some time, authorities said. As he fled, he switched vehicles, picking up a rental car he had previously reserved at an airport. Troopers caught up with him hours later and hundreds of miles away after he fatally shot himself and ran off the road.

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The live spot by reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward was nothing out of the ordinary: They were interviewing a local official at an outdoor shopping mall for a tourism story. Then, at about 6:45 a.m., morning show viewers saw her suddenly scream and run, crying “Oh my God,” as she fell. Ward fell, too, and the camera he had been holding on his shoulder captured a fleeting image of the suspect holding a handgun.

WDBJ quickly switched back to the anchor at the station, her eyes large and jaw dropping as she said, “OK, not sure what happened there.” The station later went live again, reporting on their own staff as the story developed. (Read more from “Live TV Murders Stun America” HERE)

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Reporter Who Gunned Down Ex-Colleagues Blames Charleston Shootings and Anti-Gay Harassment

By Chris Pleasance. A man who was fired from his job as a television reporter two years ago took revenge against the small-town Virginia news station by executing two of his former coworkers on live television, and then posting disturbing first-person video of the attack on social media.

Viewers of WDBJ, a CBS affiliate in Moneta, Virginia, watched in horror this morning as Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, shot dead 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, on live TV as the two were filming a light-hearted segment at 6:45am.

After carrying out the shocking on-air execution, Ward fled and posted video of the attack on social media while also writing about his grudges against the two young journalists in a Twitter rant.

He also faxed a 23-page manifesto-cum-suicide note to a national news station outlining his motives for the attack, saying he bought the handgun he used following the Charleston Church killings, adding: ‘my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them’.

Five hours later, police cornered Flanagan a three hours drive northeast in Fauquier County, Virginia where he shot himself in an attempt to commit suicide. Flanagan initially survived the gunshot wound, but died not long after at approximately 1:30 p.m. (Read more from this story HERE)
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Black, Homosexual Reporter Murders White Journalists; Media Blames the Gun

Black gay reporter murdererBy Ben Shapiro. On Wednesday, America met a deeply evil human being: Vester Lee Flanagan II, also known as reporter Bryce Williams.

Williams murdered two people while they were live on air on WDBJ in Virginia: reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward. After the murders, he went on the run – and while he was on the run, he tweeted out his rationale for the killings, accusing Parker of making “racist comments” and Ward of going “to hr on me after working with me one time!!!” He then posted video to his Facebook and Twitter pages of himself shooting both at point-blank range.

Williams is black. Parker and Ward were white.

Williams is gay. Parker and Ward were straight.

None of which would be relevant, except that Williams specifically cited his identity as a factor in the killings. In a 23-page rambling letter sent to ABC News, Williams wrote that the Charleston church shooting in June should have provoked a race war: “Why did I do it? I put a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…What sent me over the top was the church shooting…You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” According to ABC News, he claimed he had “suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work,” that he had “been attacked by black men and white females,” and that he had been “attacked for being a gay, black man.” (Read more from this story about the live TV murders HERE)

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Grannyball Lecter: Woman Ripper, 68, Murdered, Chopped up and Ate Victims

269921Tamara Samsonova, 68, is suspected of sawing off their heads and limbs and gouging out their lungs.

The pensioner – likened to the fictional cannibal Hannibal Lecter – was arrested this week [in Russia] over the murder of her friend Valentina Ulanova, 79.

She was spotted on CCTV footage carrying Ulanova’s body parts in a black plastic bag . . .

In one diary, Samsonova confessed she butchered a lodger in her flat.

She wrote: “I killed my tenant Volodya, cut him to pieces in the bathroom with a knife, put the pieces of his body in plastic bags and threw them away.” (Read more from “Grannyball Lecter: Woman Ripper, 68, Murdered, Chopped up and Ate Victims” HERE)

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Obama Writes Personal Letter to Nearly 50 Felons, But Continues to Ignore Family of Murder Victim Kathryn Steinle [+video]

Nearly two weeks after 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was murdered on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by an illegal alien and convicted felon who was released from prison earlier this year, President Barack Obama has failed to contact the victim’s family or mention her in public. Yet Obama took the time to write (and release) 46 personal letters this month to felons imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses whose sentences he has commuted . . .

Critics have noted that Obama was quick to reach out to the family of Michael Brown, who was killed while charging a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last year, enhancing Brown’s heroic status to drive a political narrative. He has done the same in other, similar cases.

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Amazing: How a Mother Gets Closure Five Years After Daughter is Raped and Murdered [+video]

By Hailey Winslow. The home where Somer Thompson was killed 5 years ago was burned to the ground Thursday afternoon. Officially, it was done for firefighter training, but it also helped the victim’s mother and her community gain another bit of closure by eliminating a permanent reminder of the tragedy.

Small fires were started and extinguished in the Gano Avenue house all morning while firefighters with the Orange Park, Clay County and NAS Jacksonville fire departments conducted training. About 1:10 p.m., the murdered girl’s mother joined firefighters, setting the house on fire.

“I get to burn their house down,” Diena Thompson said. “I am the big bad wolf this time, knocking down your door.”

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A round of cheers went up when smoke started pouring from the windows of the burning house, and again when flames became visible about 10 minutes later . . .

Seven-year-old Somer disappeared in 2009 while walking home from school. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said she was kidnapped, raped and suffocated inside the home before her body was found in a Georgia landfill days later. (Read more from “A Mother Gets Closure After Burning Murderer’s House Down” HERE)

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Man Pleads Guilty in the Murder of Somer Thompson

By Fox News. A man pleaded guilty in the abduction and slaying of a 7-year-old Florida girl who was found in a landfill.

Jarred Harrell, 26, was sentenced to life in prison. Somer Thompson, a second-grader, disappeared Oct. 19, 2009, while walking home from Grove Park Elementary School. She was with her sister and some friends, but ran ahead of them after they had a spat. Two days later, she was discovered in the landfill.

Dozens of Somer’s family and friends sat in the courtroom for the hearing, wearing shades of purple — the little girl’s favorite color. So many people, including law enforcement, attended the hearing that officials opened an overflow room.

Harrell wasn’t arrested until about three months after Somer’s death. Initially, authorities interviewed convicted sex offenders within a 5-mile radius of Somer’s suburban north Florida home, but didn’t come up with any substantial leads.

On a hunch, they tailed nine garbage trucks from Somer’s neighborhood to the landfill and picked through the trash as each rig spilled its load. They sorted through more than 225 tons of garbage before they spotted her legs sticking out of the garbage. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Man Convicted of Capitol Murder After Horrifying Burned Child Case

Photo Credit: Chron From the moment he was doused with gasoline and set on fire until his last breath in 2011, Robert Middleton spent every day fighting — for life, for health, for respite from pain, for a return of the happiness and carefree attitude that was his by nature. But the one thing he never got to do was fight back.

On Monday, a jury in Galveston stepped forward in his absence and convicted Don Willburn Collins of capital murder, almost 17 years after the attack that horrified the community of Splendora and all but defied the legal system to do anything about it.

Collins, whose trial now moves into the punishment phase, faces a maximum of 40 years imprisonment because he was only 13 at the time of the assault, not old enough for the full range of adult punishment. For Middleton’s parents, however, the conviction was satisfaction enough. They never knew if Collins would be forced to answer for the inexplicable assault on a wooded path behind their home, just hours after Robert was to celebrate his 8th birthday with cake, presents and a sleepover.

“We wanted to make sure people knew what kind of person he was,” Colleen Middleton said. “I didn’t think we’d see this day, really” . . .

The Middletons won a victory in civil court in 2011, but there was no criminal prosecution until a new state law and a new Montgomery County district attorney changed the landscape. Previous prosecutors had told them that “contradictions” in various stories made the case too shaky to take to court. (Read more about the conviction of capitol murder from the burned child case HERE)

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