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Joseph DeAngelo Walks Into Court For The First Time, Ditches …

Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo was walking — and did not use a wheelchair at all — during his most recent court appearance, backing some experts’ belief that it was all for show.

When DeAngelo walked into a Sacramento courtroom for a hearing Monday, it marked the first court appearance that the 72-year-old suspect wasn’t in a wheelchair. Instead, he walked into a steel cage located in the courtroom and stood.

His public defender Diane Howard told The Sacramento Bee she had nothing to say after she was asked if DeAngelo was feeling stronger.

“I’m not going to talk to you about his conditions,” she said.

DeAngelo was arrested last month and charged with murdering 12 people across California in the 1970s and 1980s. He has not yet entered pleas for any of the murders. Police believe that the Golden State Killer suspect is also the man dubbed the East

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Massachusetts Supreme Court To Hear Michelle Carter’s Appeal To Overturn Manslaughter Conviction

Could Michelle Carter get her conviction overturned?

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court agreed on Wednesday to hear her appeal, according to Mass Live. Last year, Carter was convicted of manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III, her then-boyfriend, to commit suicide. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

In February, Carter’s defense team wrote in their application for the appeal, “Carter is the first defendant to have been convicted of killing a person who took his own life, even though she neither provided the fatal means nor was present when the suicide occurred. Nothing in Massachusetts law made clear to 17-year-old Carter, or anyone else, that such circumstances could constitute involuntary manslaughter.”

Carter was 17 when she encouraged Roy, 18, to end his life. Roy sat in his pickup in July 2014, filling his truck with carbon monoxide in a suicide attempt. Having second thoughts, he left the truck, and Carter

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Dad Who Attacked Larry Nassar In Court Gets $31K In Online Donations For His Defense

The dad who tried to attack Larry Nassar in court is giving away his defense earning to charity. As CNN reports, the father of three of Nassar’s sexual abuse victims, Randy Margraves, lunged at the former USA Gymnastics doctor last week in open court. An online fundraiser surfaced following the incident to help Margraves with any possible legal expenses that he may have incurred.

He is now donating the money—more than $31,000— to victims of sexual abuse.

Margraves said in a statement, per CNN, that he did not need the money. He will donate the funds to “local charities like Small Talk, RAVE and the Firecracker Foundation.” He said that he is grateful for the outpouring of support following his attack on Nassar. “At the time of the incident, I didn’t know that the great brotherhood had done this, and I was overcome with gratitude when I found out,” Margraves

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Police Chief’s Son Cries In Court After Being Charged With Beating 3-Year-Old To Death With Belt

A man from Georgia has been charged with the beating death of his 3-year-old stepson. Joshua Richards, 21, was arrested on Sunday after the child, Brentley Gore, died as a result of blunt force trauma, NBC 11Alive reports. Gore was injured days earlier, on Tuesday, and fought for his young life until he succumbed to the skull fractures. His mom called police after noticing bruising on the toddler.

“There was some swelling around the eyes, some bruising that showed up on the forehead,” Villa Rica Police Captain Keith Shaddix said.

Richards, son of Carollton Police Chief Josh Richards, is accused of being the one who hurt and ultimately killed Gore. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police believe the mother was sleeping in the other room when he allegedly attacked the child. Prosecutors believe he used a belt as a weapon.

“He denies any sort of abuse, he does admit to

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Keyshia Cole Loses Court Battle Over Assault Case At Birdman’s Home, Ordered To Pay $100K

Keyshia Cole owes a woman over $100,000 over an alleged assault over a man. As TMZ shared, the singer was sued by Sabrina Mercadel, who said that Cole brutally attacked her over jealousy over the rapper Birdman. A court has awarded Mercadel $100,635 in damages after Cole was a no-show in court.

Back in 2014, Mercadel claimed that Cole assaulted her and accused her of dating Birdman, whom Cole was seeing at the time. Sources said that she was an employee of Birdman’s Cash Money Records and no romantic relationship was taking place. Cole came into Birdman’s West LA home and saw Mercadel there. She apparently punched her, yanked her face and scratched her mouth.

Mercadel said she lost the use of a finger in the incident.

Billboard reported that Mercadel sued the singer for $4 million. Since Cole failed to appear in court, the default judgment was given to Mercadel. Billboard

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Court Documents Reveal New Details In Rapper 6ix9ine’s Guilty Plea To Using A Child In A Sexual Performance

Earlier this year, critically celebrated rapper 6ix9ine, who also goes by the names Teka$hi 6ix9ine and Tekashi69, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance. The victim’s name is currently being withheld from the public. Now, court documents reveal a handful of details about case.

The charge 6ix9ine (legal name: Daniel Hernandez) is accused of is specifically defined as “the use of a child in a sexual performance if knowing the character and content thereof he employs, authorizes or induces a child less than seventeen years of age to engage in a sexual performance or being a parent, legal guardian or custodian of such child, he consents to the participation by such child in a sexual performance.”

Jezebel notes that rumors of the incident had been circulating on the internet and were specifically brought up in a feud with rappers Zillakami​ and Trippie Redd, who in a disagreement

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Court Documents Reveal New Details In Rapper 6ix9ine’s Guilty …

Earlier this year, critically celebrated rapper 6ix9ine, who also goes by the names Teka$hi 6ix9ine and Tekashi69, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance. The victim’s name is currently being withheld from the public. Now, court documents reveal a handful of details about case.

The charge 6ix9ine (legal name: Daniel Hernandez) is accused of is specifically defined as “the use of a child in a sexual performance if knowing the character and content thereof he employs, authorizes or induces a child less than seventeen years of age to engage in a sexual performance or being a parent, legal guardian or custodian of such child, he consents to the participation by such child in a sexual performance.”

Jezebel notes that rumors of the incident had been circulating on the internet and were specifically brought up in a feud with rappers Zillakami​ and Trippie Redd, who in a disagreement

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Court Releases Video Of Country Star Randy Travis’ Naked DWI Arrest

Authorities released video of country music star Randy Travis’s 2012 DWI arrest in Texas, in which Travis can be seen naked and cursing, KXII reported.

Travis, 58, pleaded guilty to the 2012 DWI charges and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service, as well as 24 months of community supervision.

After Travis’s arrest, news outlets began asking for dashcam video of the arrest, which is legally obtainable via the Texas Public Information Act. 

But Travis’s legal team blocked the video’s release, leading to a five-year legal battle. After the Texas Supreme Court and a Federal District Judge denied an injunction to stop the release of the video, the dashcam footage was finally made public on Friday.

The released video includes edits in order to hide reference to Travis’s medical and EMS history, as well as censoring his genitals.

“Randy’s behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state

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Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Trump’s Travel Ban

With only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s controversial travel ban may go into effect. The ban prevents residents from six countries populated largely by muslims from entering the United States.

CNBC reports that the this will not be the final ruling on the matter; challenges continue to roll in through federal courts. Lower courts continue to find a plethora of problems with the policy, created by Trump in September.

Critics of the ban note the arbitariness of the countries listed (Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) and the discriminatory bias inherent to the rule, which did not include exceptions for family members of those already in the USA. Trump’s social media postings have not helped him pass the policy: his recent retweet of an overtly Islamophobic hate group is now being used to demonstrate a perceived bigoted nature of the ban.

“President

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‘Bachelor’ Star’s Lawyers Say He Performed CPR On Crash Victim, Ask Court To Drop Charges

Lawyers for Chris Soules — who was “The Bachelor” on season 19 of the ABC show — are asking the court to dismiss a charge against Soules that claims he failed to remain at the scene of a car accident, People reported.

Iowa authorities claim that Soules, 35, left the scene of a fatal car accident that resulted in the death of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher, a veteran. But Soules’ attorneys say that the charges are unfounded.

“Because Mr. Soules indisputably stopped his vehicle, returned to the injured driver, contacted law enforcement, provided aid to the injured driver, arranged for medical treatment for the injured driver, remained until emergency personnel responded to the injured party, and provided identification data, the State’s charge must be dismissed,” court documents by Soules’ attorneys said.

Soules also attempted to resuscitate Mosher with CPR, his lawyers claimed.

“Mr. Soules checked on Mr. Mosher to determine if he

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