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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.”

2 Charged After Father Of 3-Month-Old Found Burning In Car – Oxygen

A father from Florida was found dead inside his burning car in North Lauderdale last week, and so far two people have been charged with his murder.

Darren Butler, 24, was found dead at 5 a.m. on November 14 inside a car he bought just one month prior.

“When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the 27-year-old’s body was discovered in the car,” Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the Sun-Sentinel. According to that outlet, Butler became a father to a baby girl three months ago.

On Saturday, police arrested Rougiena Deriveire, 18.

Then, on Tuesday another arrest was made when Johntavis McCoe, 26 was taken into custody. 

Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, according to People.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are not sure

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2 Charged After Father Of 3-Month-Old Found Burning In Car

A father from Florida was found dead inside his burning car in North Lauderdale last week, and so far two people have been charged with his murder.

Darren Butler, 24, was found dead at 5 a.m. on November 14 inside a car he bought just one month prior.

“When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the 27-year-old’s body was discovered in the car,” Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the Sun-Sentinel. According to that outlet, Butler became a father to a baby girl three months ago.

On Saturday, police arrested Rougiena Deriveire, 18.

Then, on Tuesday another arrest was made when Johntavis McCoe, 26 was taken into custody. 

Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, according to People.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are not sure

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/2-charged-after-father-of-3-month-old-found-burning-in-car

Woman Raises Nearly $150K For Homeless Man Who Helped Her By Giving His Last $20

After receiving help from a homeless man after she ran out of gas on a Philadelphia interstate, a New Jersey woman is paying the favor back.

Earlier this month, 27-year-old Kate McClure ran out of gas on Interstate 95. It was past midnight and the highway was deserted. Johnny Bobbitt Jr., 34, came to her aid. With his last $20, the Good Samaritan walked to a gas station to get her some, the Associated Press reports.

Blown away by his good deed, McClure said returned to the road to see Bobbitt. She gave him cash, clothing, and food. Then, she started a fundraiser to raise money for her new friend.

“I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day,” she wrote on the  GoFundMe campaign which is named ‘Paying It Forward.’ “Truly believe that all Johnny needs

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/woman-raises-nearly-150k-for-homeless-man-who-helped-her-by-giving-his-last-20

Mom Convicted After Strapping Kids In Car And Running Hose From Exhaust Pipe Into Window

A mother from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was sentenced to decades in prison on Monday for trying to kill her two children by asphyxiating them with exhaust fumes. In December 2015, 34-year-old Melissa Scholl put her two children, Julian and Vera who were then just 7 and 5, into her car. Then, the mother ran a hose from the exhaust pipe into the car’s window, according to the Times Leader. A bus driver witnesses the incident and intervened.

“I truly thought I would gain a sympathetic ear,” Scholl said at her sentencing, according to People. “I thought my act was harmless. I truly did.”

But, the jury rejected that defense and instead decided that she was trying to kill her children. Scholl’s lawyer said he plans to appeal the sentencing, stating he will fight it “to the death.”

Scholl was found guilty in September on two counts of attempted murder. On Monday, Luzerne

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Man In Colorado Gets 472 Years In Prison, Longest Sentence Ever For Human Trafficking

A convicted child sex trafficker in Colorado was sentenced to 472 years in prison on Tuesday, the longest sentence ever for a human trafficking case in United States history.

Brock Franklin, 31, was found guilty on human trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, child prostitution, and kidnapping charges in March, FOX 31 Denver reports, for operating a sex trafficking ring that preyed upon women and children.

“A 400-year sentence sends a strong message across the country that we’re not going to tolerate this kind of violence to women and vulnerable populations,” Janet Drake of the Colorado Attorney General’s office told FOX 31.

Prosecutors said Franklin used drugs and violence to control his victims. He sold their services online. The actual act often took place at hotels in the Denver metropolitan area. Franklin also forced his victims to have sex with him.

“I can’t begin to even explain what he did to my life,”

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/man-in-colorado-gets-472-years-in-prison-longest-sentence-ever-for-human-trafficking

Report: There Are More Than 2000 Serial Killers At Large In America

A new report from The New Yorker reveals that it’s possible that more than 2,000 serial killers are at large in the United States. Archivist and researcher Thomas Hargrove has been tracking and analyzing data as it pertains to serial killers independently for years now.

Hargrove has been working on the Murder Accountability Project (MAP), a non-profit that collects data on murders and sends it to an algorithm Hargrove created, which he calls his serial killer detector. A serial killing, according to the FBI’s official definition, is the “unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events.”

The F.B.I. believes that less than one percent of murders each year are conducted by serial killers. But, Hargrove thinks that this number is higher.

“How do I know?” he told the New Yorker. “A few years ago, I got some people at the F.B.I. to run the

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24-Year-Old Nebraska Woman Vanishes After Setting Up Online Date

A 24-year-old woman in Nebraska has vanished after setting up an online date. Her family now fears that she has been abducted.

“Sydney [Loofe] still hasn’t returned home,” her mom, Susie Loofe, wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. “We’ve had very few leads but haven’t lost our hope that she will return safely soon.”

As People reported, Police Chief Jim Bliemeister said in a Tuesday morning news conference that the disappearance is disturbing.

“Circumstances surrounding her disappearance are concerning,” he said, explaining that multiple investigators were working the case along with the sheriff’s office and Sydney’s family.

The young woman was reported missing on Thursday. The day before, she went on a date with someone she met online, a police spokesperson told People. She apparently sent a Snapchat message to a friend earlier in the day before her date.

Since her disappearance, Sydney’s phone has been turned off or has died. The last cellphone tower it pinged

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/sydney-loofe-missing-online-date

Disturbing Video Shows North Korean Troops Shooting Defector Fleeing Across Border

In a video circulating on the internet, North Korean soldiers are seen in pursuit of a defector crossing the border of a demilitarized zone and thus violating a decades-old treaty. The situation, confirmed by United Nations Command, has caused international anxieties about the tenuousness of the agreement.

According to The New York Times, North Korean soldiers fired at and severely injured a defector who was attempting to flee the country to South Korea through the 2.5 mile-wide DMZ. In doing so (and in their retreat), the soldiers violated the 1953 truce that ended the Korean War. The American-led United Nations Command will now hold discussions on how to prevent further violations in the future.

The defector was helicoptered to a South Korean hospital where he was treated for five gunshot wounds. Doctors also found his stomach to be infested with parasitic worms. Although his physical condition is currently in a

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Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Says She Was Also Abused By USA Gymnastics Doctor

Gabby Douglas is coming out with abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The three-time Olympic gold medalist took to social media to say that she didn’t speak out earlier. “We were conditioned to stay silent,” she said Tuesday.

“I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful,” Douglas said. “I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.”

As Rolling Stone shares, a spokesman for Douglas has confirmed with multiple outlets that her post is about Nassar.  

Recently, Douglas’ teammate, Aly Raisman, came out about her own abuse by Nassar. “Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/olympic-champion-gabby-douglas-says-she-was-also-sexually-abused-by-usa-gymnastics-doctor

Self Harm And Suicide Attempts Rise For Girls: Are Smart Phones And Cyber Bullying To Blame?

Young women are self-harming more, according to new data. As The Washington Post shares, emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 has risen since 2008. It is not clear what is causing the self-harm rates to go up but some experts point to smartphones and cyber bullying as the culprits.

Most of the girls and women who were admitted to emergency rooms came for ingesting pills or poisons. Some were treated for injuring themselves with sharp objects, such as cutting. According to the new data, the number of girls ages 10 to 24 admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal self-inflicted injuries grew by 8.4 percent annually from 2009 to 2015.

Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, points to the importance of smartphones in the lives of this generation compared to those of the past. Teens in every generation have experienced mental-health problems, she said. Genetic predisposition, family environments, bullying

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/self-harm-and-suicide-attempts-rise-for-girls-are-smart-phones-and-cyber-bullying-to-blame