A woman whose mother and stepfather were allegedly bludgeoned to death in 1980 by the Golden State Killer faced the suspect for the first time in a Sacramento court Monday.
Jennifer Carole told ABC News that alleged serial killer Joseph DeAngelo “looked just like an old man.”
“From his orange Crocs to his orange outfit, his shoulders are sagging, he had whiskers on his face,” she said.
But as feeble as the 72-year-old DeAngelo appeared, Carole said she believes there is evil under his surface.
“He looked incredibly ordinary, which I think is the part that all of us are struggling with,” she said, referring to the families of other victims. “From the outside, he looks particularly ordinary and yet we know on the inside there’s a monster there.”
DeAngelo was arrested last month and has been charged with 12 murders across California from the 1970s and 1980s, including Charlene and Lyman Smith, Carole’s parents.
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T.J. Miller, the troubled former “Silicon Valley” star, was arrested Monday and faces a federal charge for allegedly calling in a false bomb threat on an Amtrak train to New York City, officials announced Tuesday.
The comedian faces up to five years in prison if convicted of intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information.
Miller called a 911 dispatcher during an Amtrak ride from Washington, D.C. to New York March 18 and said a female passenger “has a bomb in her bag,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut. Amtrak officials stopped the train in Westport, Connecticut and bomb squad members searched it, but they found no evidence of an explosive device or materials.
An investigator followed up with Miller, who offered defenses for his call in slurred speech. The officer asked if Miller drank alcohol that day and the actor replied, “One glass of red wine.” Miller also denied having
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Attention is turning to a new person amidst drama over Donald Trump Jr.’s divorce: Aubrey O’Day.
The former Danity Kane lead member and reality star is being shamed online for allegedly having an affair with Donald Trump’s son, US Weekly reports.
“Another thirsty bitch who slept with a married man….then wrote a song about it? Low class, all trash “Aubrey O’Day”. Ok sweetie, your 15 minutes starts…now! Just remember when your 15 minutes is up, you will just be remembered as a thirsty homewrecker. Enjoy that title!!,” tweeted one Trump supporter against O’Day.
“Damn… There went Aubrey O’Day’s
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A redacted 500 page document obtained through a lawsuit shows the extent to which New York’s Police Department has been utilizing secret facial recognition software. Experts now say it is likely that the NYPD is using facial recognition in every arrest.
Information about the NYPD’s “Forensic Imaging System” was sought by Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology through Freedom of Information Law request, according to the New York Daily News.
“NYPD’s face-recognition system appears to include data for every NYPD arrestee, meaning that each arrestee is subjected to face-recognition searches,” said papers filed by Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology.
Police forces around the United States have employed similar programs. Michigan State Police have made their contracts with facial recognition programs available to the public. Those contracts appear to resemble the ones currently being used by the NYPD; however, it took around nine months of court battles for the NYPD to release information
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A 10-year-old boy from Finney County, Kansas survived an exceptionally gruesome attack after he was mauled by his neighbor’s German shepherd mix. He faces many hurdles ahead. Chance Orozco went to visit his neighbor on December 5 when he was attacked by the dog, who was tethered to a nearby tree.
According to the Kansas City Star, the dog attacked Orozco’s face and neck. About 20 minutes after the vicious attack began, a witness called 911 to report that the boy was “down and not breathing, ” according to the Garden City Telegram.
“It’s an absolutely horrible, unfortunate accident,” Finney County Undersheriff John Andrews said.
The boy has suffered a massive head wound. According to the Garden City Telegram that wound is a hole the size of a golf ball. He has lost his left ear and he might also lose vision in his left eye. He has already
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Connie Dabate was found dead, shot in the back of the head in the basement of the home she shared with her husband in 2015. Her husband, Richard Dabate, told authorities the crime involved a masked intruder, who he tried to overpower. But Connie’s Fitbit records told another story and helped incriminate her husband as the suspect for the crime. While he awaits his murder trial, Connie’s sister Marliese Shaw has filed a wrongful death suit against him.
As FoxNews shares, Shaw filed a claim on Nov. 22 against Richard Dabate. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages and has asked the court to return more than $70,000 she believes he took from his dead wife’s estate.
Back on December 23, 2015, Connie Dabate was found dead in her basement in Ellington, Connecticut. The husband told authorities that a masked intruder with a “Vin Diesel voice” chased Connie and killed her. He claimed he fought the
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According to the New York Times, members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are urging Congress to end the culture of secrecy surrounding sexual harassment accusations within the United States government. Their plan includes reforming the ways that claims about misconduct are handled in private, often resolved in out-of-court settlements (using tax payer money), which protect abusers from public accountability.
The discussion comes in the wake of John Conyers stepping aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. Conyers is the longest-serving member of the House. He had recently been accused of inappropriate behavior towards women. He is now under investigation from the House Ethics Committee.
“I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics,” Conyers said in a statement.
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Rising rapper Kodak Black is facing up to 30 years in prison on sexual assault charges. As ABC15 reports, the rapper (named Dieuson Octave) has been indicted by a Florence County grand jury on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct last November in Florence, South Carolina.
According to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, the incident in question says the assault occurred in February while Kodak was performing at the Treasure City nightclub. The 20-year-old Pompano Beach artist is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, who reported the attack to her school nurse in Richland County, at the Comfort Inn and Suites. “According to investigators, on or about February 7, 2016, Octave is alleged to have engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a hotel located at 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC,” Major Michael M. Nunn, a spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, wrote in
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Defense attorney Michael Dobbs allegedly tried to seduce a teen after finding an ad on Craigslist.
“Are you cool with me being 15?” the Craigslist poster asked, according to The Washington Post.
The poster was actually a police officer, and the Craigslist ad was part of a sting operation.
“I appreciate your honesty about your age. But it’s not about being cool or uncool,” Dobbs, 57, responded.
“I’m running into a meeting,” Dobbs said in one message. “I’d like our first meeting to be spontaneous — another good SAT word.”
Dobbs has pleaded guilty to sexual solicitation of a minor, Patch reported.
On Thursday, he will be sentenced in the very Maryland courthouse where he practiced as a lawyer for 30 years. He faces six months in prison.
Dobbs and his defense lawyer claim that he wasn’t seeking out someone underage. They defended that he was suffering from depression, sex addiction and heavy drinking.
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The father of two men who were convicted of rape this year has also been charged with rape.
Arthur Lyen French, 55, of Battle Creek, Michigan was arraigned on Tuesday, charged with the 2009 rape of a now-52-year-old woman.
The victim told police that she was sleeping when her acquaintance, French, knocked on the door, came in, and wouldn’t let her leave. She said that when she refused sex, he punched her multiple times, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer. He allegedly punched her so hard, it punctured her eardrum.
French had just recently been released from jail at the time of that incident.
French told police back in 2009 that he went to the woman’s house to collect $25 she was holding for him. He alleged that she began to hit him when he asked for his cash and then claimed that she agreed to have sex to make up for not
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