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The Only Survivor of the Derrick Todd Lee Murders

The author’s description: Divine Justice: The Dianne Alexander Story is inspired by an actual event. It gives in depth details about my encounter with The Southwest Louisiana Serial Killer “Derrick Todd Lee.” But most of all, the book speaks about divine interventions from the beginning to the end of my horrible ordeal. I pray that this book will help you to see that God is a God of “Love and Forgiveness.”

Man Kills Son, Daughter And Her Fiancé Before Fatally Shooting Himself At Abandoned Store

A man from White Plains, Alabama allegedly shot his son, daughter and his daughter’s fiancé to death on Thursday before turning the gun on himself. According to the Associated Press, Anthony Wayne Parker, 49, shot his 12-year-old son and his 19-year-old daughter Heather Parker. He also allegedly murdered Heather’s husband-to-be, 20-year-old Brandon Roberts.

Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told WHNT that after allegedly killing those three, Anthony called his sister to announce that he was also going to kill himself. According to the Associated Press, his sister called 911. When responding deputies got to Anthony’s home, they found the three victims in the front yard. Police found Anthony’s body not long after in front of an abandoned store, reported Alabama.com.

“We pulled the coordinates of the origin of the 911 call and traced it back to the Rabbittown store,” Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told The Anniston Star.

He died

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16-Year-Old High School Student Arrested For ‘Violent Rapes’ Of Teen Classmates

A Las Vegas teen faces several charges for allegedly sexually assaulting his classmates. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 16-year-old Maysen Melton faces two dozen felony counts, including sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping and battery with intent to commit sexual assault. He is alleged to have attacked at least four classmates while at Shadow Ridge High School. 

Chief Deputy District Attorney Kristina Rhoades said in court on Wednesday that Melton grabbed his victims and then violently attacked them. 

“This defendant, honestly, is a predator. It’s the same thing over and over. He gets these girls in these intimate situations. He pushes them on the ground, throws them on the ground, trips them onto the ground, pulls their pants down. He does not heed to any of their noes, does not heed to any of their resistance,” she told Chief District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez.

Rhoades said the victims knew Melton, and

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Prosecution Asks Judge To Let 19 More Women Testify Against Bill Cosby In Sexual Assault Retrial

Comedian Bill Cosby has faced a handful of accusations of sexual assault in the past, which allegedly includes the drugging of several women for the purposes of non-consensual sex. Cosby has been embroiled in legal battles to fight against the accusations. Now, prosecutors are calling for an additional 19 women to offer testimony on the matter.

According to Jezebel, District Attorney Kevin Steele is calling on more than a dozen women to testify about Cosby’s use of drugs and sexual assault at Cosby’s retrial. The request was reportedly filed yesterday in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

During Cosby’s first trial, which ended in a mistrial, only one woman was allowed to offer testimony on the subject of Cosby’s use of drugs and subsequent attacks on women. Steele had originally requested testimony from 13 women and was denied, reported The New York Times.

Gloria Allred, the attorney representing some of the women coming

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What We Know About The ‘California Torture House’ Parents Who Held Their 13 Children Captive

Last week, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were allegedly enduring at the hands of their parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin.

Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home. The brothers and sisters range in age from 2 to 29, and they are all currently being treated for malnourishment. Both David and Louise were initially arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment

Disturbing details have been slowly emerging over this past week about the Turpins, and this is what we know so far about the “California torture house” parents.

1. The parents pleaded not guilty.

On Thursday, the Turpins pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges, including torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment. David Turpin has also pleaded not guilty

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‘That’s So Raven’ Star Orlando Brown Arrested For Battery After Family Dispute

Former Disney Channel star Orlando Brown has been arrested for battery. As the New York Daily News reported, the actor, known for his role on “That’s So Raven,” was arrested on Thursday after a dispute with his girlfriend and her mother.

Authorities came to the 30-year-old’s apartment in Barstow, California following a heated argument between the three individuals. When the arriving officers ran warrant checks for Brown, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother, they realized Brown had an active arrest warrant for charges of battery, obstruction of justice and drug possession. 

That warrant was due to an incident from 2016 when he allegedly struck his girlfriend in a police parking lot in Torrance, California. It’s unclear if his current girlfriend is the same woman who was involved in the previous battery incident.

According to New York Daily News, Brown has had his fair share of legal troubles in addition to these current charges, including a

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Suspected Serial Killer Accused Of Killing 9 People In Just 3 Weeks

A suspected serial killer is accused of murdering nine people in just three weeks, including his own mother and stepfather. Cleophus Cooksey Jr., of Phoenix, Arizona, was originally arrested for shooting his parents, 56-year-old Rene Cooksey and 54-year-old Edward Nunn, in their home on December 17.

“Our detectives didn’t stop there, they kept digging,” Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said during a Thursday press conference, according to the New York Daily News.

Now, police have tied him to an additional seven murders, all of which are believed to have taken place between November 27 and December 17 in the Phoenix area. All were shot, reported NBC News.

Police were able to link Cooksey, 35, to the victims through the gun he used. Because the killings did not follow any discernible modus operandi, police did not realize that they had a serial killer on their hands until they arrested Cooksey for

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3 Men Accused Of Brutally Slaying Texas Couple Execution-Style Held Without Bond

Three men have been arrested in connection with the heinous murder of a couple who police say were executed in their own home, located inside a Houston-area gated community.

Khari Kendrick, 23, Aakiel Kendrick, 21, and Erick Peralta, 20, were arraigned on Thursday. According to the Houston Chronicle, they are all being held without bail. Khari allegedly confessed to the murders, implicating his two friends in the double-murder.

All have been charged with capital murder for the death of Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61. They are currently being detained on no bond. It is unclear if they have made additional statements at this time.

The couple were bound by their hands and feet and shot to death last week. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office stated that the Lams “were ambushed by suspects as they parked their car in the garage.” The suspects

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Disturbing Video Shows Teens Slamming Disabled Girl’s Head Into Table, Burning Her Hands On BBQ

Three teenagers have been implicated in the brutal assault of a disabled 17-year-old in Victoria, Australia. The incident is being described by police as “one of the worst assaults in 30 years.”

According to News.com.au, two 15-year-olds and a 12-year-old tricked the disabled victim into going to a local Moe park, where they attacked her. The children posted video of the assault on social media.

The intellectually disabled teen had her face beaten, her broken phone smashed into her face, and her hands seared on a barbeque. She was also kicked and punched repeatedly.

The victim was taken to a hospital where she is expected to recover.

The victim’s mother has described the attack as “incomprehensible … The amount of times they pummelled her head into that picnic table is disgusting,” she said. “Her face is black and blue, she’s unrecognizable.”

“The footage is pretty graphic,” said Detective Senior Constable Michael Thek, who ackowledged that many

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17-Year-Old Captive Who Heroically Saved Her 12 Siblings Planned Escape For 2 Years

New chilling details have been released about the 13 malnourished brothers and sisters who were allegedly kept in captivity by their parents in their Perris, California home.

Police are now saying that the 17-year-old girl who fled the home plotted her escape for two years, the Associated Press reports. Apparently, she wasn’t the only one who escaped on Sunday. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced that another sibling escaped alongside her. However, that sibling retreated out of fear.

After the brave teen girl called 911 using a phone she took from her parents house, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department raided the home where they found “several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings” while the “parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner.”

The 13 victims, ranging in age from 2 to 29,

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Woman Accused Of Murdering Husband Allegedly Searched ‘How To Kill Someone And Not Get Caught’

You can Google anything, even how to get away with murder. According to People, a Texas woman allegedly searched for how to kill and get away with killing her husband.

Sandra Louise Garner, 55, from Maypearl, Texas, was charged with killing her 42-year-old husband Jon after authorities went through her browser history and found “how to kill someone and not get caught” on a seized device.

On January 2, Garner called 911 and claimed “she was awakened that night by two gunshots and saw a masked male holding a gun and flashlight inside her residence,” reported the Star-Telegram. According to Garner, the masked man said he would not hurt her, and his only issue was with her husband.

“Ms. Garner told investigators that the intruder told her he was not there to harm her. Ms. Garner said the perpetrator told her he held a grudge against her husband because

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