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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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NETFLIX RELEASES "13 REASONS WHY" SEASON 2 FIRST LOOK IMAGES

NETFLIX RELEASES “13 REASONS WHY” SEASON 2 FIRST LOOK IMAGES

The tapes we’re just the beginning…

13 Reasons Why Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and the start of our characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.

13 Reasons Why Season 2 will launch gloablly on Netflix, May 18 2018.

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Resources for S2:

In preparation for the launch of Season 2, new resources will be added to 13ReasonsWhy.info including an updated Discussion Guide and a new Discussion Series – a set of videos where cast address issues in the series including bullying, sexual

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Meet The First Woman To Legally Fight Workplace Sexual Harassment And The Woman Bringing Her Story To The …

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The #MeToo movement may be gaining momentum now, but it actually started years ago with a young African-American woman who won the first ever lawsuit regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.

That woman’s name is Sandra Bundy and now her story is in the process of getting the feature film treatment. Thanks to Adaptive Studios and EnLight Productions, Silence Breaker: The Sandra Bundy Story is currently in development.

“Taking a look at what is happening today in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, stories like Sandra Bundy’s should be told,” said Adaptive Studios’ VP of Alternative  Programming Courtney Parker. Silence Breaker will be executive produced by Perrin Chiles, TJ Barrack, Marc Joubert, EnLight production President Adriane

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How Aileen Wuornos Went From Sex Worker To ‘America’s First Female Serial Killer’

Branded “The Damsel of Death” and the “Highway Hooker,” Aileen Wuornos was accused of killing seven men between 1989 and 1990 while she hitchhiked around Florida. After her arrest in 1991, Wuornos quickly gained notoriety as “America’s first female serial killer.” On March 25 at 6/5c, Oxygen will dive deep into the deadly sex worker’s life during “Snapped Notorious: Aileen Wuornos.”

Before the special airs, get up to speed on what led Wuornos down her murderous path by reading the timeline below:

Infancy

Aileen Carol Wuornos is born on February 29, 1956. Wuornos is abandoned by her mother as an infant, and she and her older brother Keith grow up with their grandparents in Troy, Michigan. Wuornos never meets her father, who commits suicide in prison while serving time for kidnapping and sodomizing a child.

Pre-Teen Years

Wuornos says her grandfather was an abusive alcoholic, and she later admits to

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Trump Takes First Step To Train Armed Teachers, Backs Off Raising Age For Buying Semi-Automatic Weapons

Following a growing wave of activism in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Trump has offered a series of contradictory and confusing statements about his stance on gun control. In listening sessions with survivors of the shooting, Trump suggested arming teachers as a solution to the problem. Now, he’s taking his first steps to make his proposal a reality — amidst refusals to implement other policy changes.

Trump’s proposal is now in the process of becoming more formalized. Along with programs to train teachers in firearms, Trump plans on bolstering background checks for potential gun owners, expanding mental health programs in schools, and encouraging military and police personnel to become educators, according to NBC.

Conspicuously absent from the plan is an increase in the minimum age required to purchase firearms — an idea the President had breifly considered. 

Unsung Hero: First Responder Defied Orders To Save Students at Parkland

A first responder is being celebrated as a hero for his split-second thinking during the Parkland school shooting. Lt. Laz Ojeda of the Coral Springs Fire Department came to the scene when a gunman started shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was instructed to take a victim to the hospital but did something that possibly saved her life, as CNN reports.

He was told that the victim, Maddy Wilford, was 15 years old. She had been shot at least three times and lost significant amounts of blood. Initially, first responders thought that she was dead. Ojeda was instructed to take her to the children’s hospital that was 30 miles away. Not sure of her age, he asked her how old she was. 

“I looked at Maddy, and she didn’t look 15,” he said. “We had been told to take her to (Broward Health Medical Center). I looked at her, I

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Man Admits To Trying To Throw His Coworker Head-First Into A Wood Chipper

A Keizer, Oregon tree trimming service employee has pleaded guilty to attempted assault after trying to push a worker head-first into a wood chipper.

Scott Iverson, 27, was initially arrested on attempted murder and attempted assault last May, according to KATU, after his coworker, Austin Crawford, 23, said Iverson put him in a chokehold and tried to shove him into the deadly wood-chipping machine. Another employee had to restrain Iverson in order to save Crawford’s life. Iverson will now spend 70 months behind bars for attempted assault.

Crawford recalled to KATU how he felt that day: “Out of nowhere he comes up behind me and puts his hand on my head and puts me in a choke hold. […] I didn’t want to die this way.”

In a statement, Keizer Police Deputy Chief Jeffrey Kuhns said that Crawford was merely loading brush into a running wood chipper when Iverson attacked him out of

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Tupac Shakur’s Rape Accuser Speaks For First Time, Recalls 1993 Assault In Hotel Room

The woman who accused Tupac Shakur of sexual assault in 1993 is speaking out in a new interview. According to Complex, Ayanna Jackson gave her first on-camera interview about the incident that left the superstar convicted of first-degree sexual abuse.

Jackson says that she met Shakur at a New York City nightclub, and they began a consensual sexual relationship. At a later date, Charles Fuller, the rapper’s road manager, reached out to set up a meeting in New York City. She went to Shakur’s hotel suite (where several other men from his crew were), and they proceeded to hang out.

They exchanged pleasantries, and he said he was tired. That’s when Jackson and Shakur went into a bedroom, and she gave him a massage. She said he grabbed her, and they began kissing.

Everything was fine until she heard other people enter the bedroom. According to Jackson, the rapper got aggressive.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/tupac-rape-accuser-speaks-first-time-recalls-1993-assault

Woman Who Allegedly Damaged Andy Warhol Painting On First Date Could Get Life In Prison

A bad first date could leave a Texas woman in prison. Lindy Lou Layman is charged with felony criminal mischief after allegedly destroying valuable art at the home of attorney Tony Buzbee on Dec. 23.

According to Buzbee, 29-year-old Layman became intoxicated during their first date at his home. Authorities believe that Layman hid in the mansion when 49-year-old Buzbee tried to call an Uber for her. She yelled “I’m not leaving,” before attacking the artwork. She became belligerent and destroyed two Warhol works (each valued at $500,000) by pouring red wine on them and breaking $20,000 sculptures. The damage is approximated at $300,000.

She denies the allegations. “We certainly disagree with Mr. Buzbee’s rendition of the facts when he spoke to the media, and we disagree with what was said in probable-cause court,” Layman’s lawyer, Justin Keiter, said, per The Dallas Morning News. He also called her a “great person.” 

“She’s weathering the storm of the intense

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The First Scandal That Ever Shook Hollywood: The Death Of Virginia Rappe

Virginia Rappe was a silent film actress who had a prominent role in “Paradise Garden” in 1917. She was just as well known for her sensationalized and mysterious death. Her death marked one of Hollywood’s first scandals when one of its biggest stars Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was charged with her death. Just that year he was paid $3 million by Paramount Pictures to star in more movies. That’s a lot of money for 2017;  just imagine how far that went in 1917!

On Labor Day, 1921 Arbuckle and Rappe partied together in a luxury suite on the 12th floor of the St Francis in San Francisco. At some point during the three-day long party, Arbuckle and Rappe went to a bedroom together. A few minutes later, guests could hear the starlet screaming in pain from inside the bedroom.

According to the BBC, guests

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