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Manhunt Underway For Woman Accused Of Two Murders And Stealing Victim’s Identity

A national manhunt is underway for a woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota before driving down to Florida, killing a woman she resembled and stealing her identity.

Lois Riess, 56, is a suspect in the death of her husband, 54-year-old David Riess. After a business partner said he hadn’t heard from David for two weeks, police found David dead in his home in rural Blooming Prairie with multiple gunshot wounds. 

Police said Riess stole her husband’s white 2005 Cadillac Escalade, which was found abandoned in Florida last week, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Police believe Riess murdered a second person last week: Pamela Hutchinson, 59 of Bradenton, Florida. She was was found dead inside a timeshare condo in Fort Myers Beach, according to the News-Press in Fort Myers. Investigators said Riess shot and killed Hutchinson to assume her identity. 

Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno told NBC News that she targetted Hutchinson

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How Katie Pladl Went From Aspiring Artist To Victim Of Father’s Incest And Murder

She had a budding future as an artist, with a plan to attend to community college before beginning a career in digital media.

But she gave it all up for a man — her father. He became her husband, and then the father of her child. And, ultimately, her killer.

Two years before her death, Katie Pladl’s life with an adoptive family started to crumble after she reached out to her biological parents and moved in with them in Virginia — leading to an incestuous relationship that ended in horror last week.

Katie began a relationship with her biological father, Steven Pladl, that led to him leaving his wife to marry his daughter and raise a child with her. But last week, police found all three of them dead, along with Katie’s biological father, Anthony Fusco, in a crime spree spanning three states. Police said Steven, 45, killed his daughter/wife, their 7-month-old son Bennet and Fusco before

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Man Allegedly Killed Rape Victim, Preventing Her From Testifying In Case

A Michigan man is accused of murdering a 16-year-old girl who was set to testify in a rape trial against him. 

Quinn James was charged on Wednesday with first-degree murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges in the death of Mujey Dumbuya, according to FOX 17. He’s also accused of raping her last summer. Prosecutors say he killed her while he was free on a $100,000 cash bond in the case.

Gerald Bennett, Quinn’s co-defendant, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Quinn allegedly contacted Bennett through someone in Detroit to help him with the killing and disposing of the body, according to the Chicago Tribune. He allegedly gave Bennett a car as payment.

Dumbuya, who attended East Kentwood High School, told police in November of 2017 that James had sexually assaulted her when she was 15, FOX 17 reported. James was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He told investigators he had

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Florida Man Allegedly Used Dirt Devil Vacuum To Decapitate Victim

A Florida man allegedly beat a victim so severely with a Dirt Devil vacuum that he left the man decapitated and unrecognizable, police said.

Angel Luis Olmeda Rivera, 44, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Monday, and he is being held without bail. 

An arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen reveals the gory details of the vicious vacuum attack.

On March 14, police were called to Cheo Auto Repair in Kissimmee, where a man was found dead behind the store’s dumpster.

“The guy across the street, he ran over here and he said there’s a body there with no head,” Robert Figueroa, an employee at the auto repair shop told WFTV in Orlando. “I thought he was playing around.” 

The victim’s head was severed and his bone fragments and brain matter were scattered across the area and on nearby cars.

“As soon as I saw the (victim) I was immediately taken aback by

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Who Is Emily B? Fabolous’ Alleged Abuse Victim Is Rapper’s Longtime Girlfriend

The rapper Fabolous faces domestic violence and terroristic threats charges after an alleged attack on his longtime girlfriend, Emily Bustamante.

Outside of hip-hop, many are not familiar with the 36-year-old stylist and reality TV personality known as Emily B., who has long been a fixture of the New York City rap scene. 

Fabolous was arrested March 30 following the alleged assault. Court documents obtained this week by NorthJersey.com said that Fabolous, real name John Jackson, hit Bustamante in the face seven times, allegedly causing the loss of two front teeth. Fabolous was seen in surveillance video arguing with Bustamante as well as her father. He eventually surrendered to police.

Here’s what you need to know about the woman at the center of the domestic drama:

 

She’s A Celebrity Stylist

Professionally, Bustamante is a celebrity stylist. As she told Style Blazer in 2003 (see video above), she has worked with music stars including, Timbaland and Trey Songz. She explained that she

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‘Terrified’ Victim Comes Forward After Being Allegedly Hit By XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion has the number one album with “?” but new domestic violence accusations overshadow the rising star.

A newly-circulated video appears to show the 20-year-old striking a woman, as Billboard reports. That victim is now speaking out, amid claims by the rapper that the video is not what it seems.

In the video, the rapper (real name Jahseh Onfroy) is seen hitting a woman. A person by the name “Lilbcupp” on Instagram has come forward to identify herself as the victim in the video. She went on Instagram Stories to say that she never came forward with the abuse allegations because she was “terrifed” for her life. 

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XXX’s legal team says that the video is old and is not violent. 

“The video is obviously posed and in jest. We have been advised that it was posted by

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Police Release Photo Of Suspected Seventh Victim In Toronto Serial Killer Case As A ‘Last Resort’

After the discovery of human remains in flowerpots, police have been searching for more victims of the alleged Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur. On March 5, police discovered the remains of a seventh individual who they believe is yet another victim.

The victim, a man, has yet to be publicly identified, according to NBC. Police were hoping to discover the victim’s identity before having to release a picture of the corpse to the public.

“I do not want to release this picture and I’m doing so as a last resort … I’ve never done this before. I do it with great hesitation. It is obviously a key piece of evidence that we have that we are releasing, but we feel by releasing it, hopefully we can identify him and close off that area of the investigation,” said Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga, who did not offer a comment on how

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Was Carol Bundy A Victim Or The Mastermind Behind The ‘Sunset Strip Killers’?

Decades after the “Sunset Strip Killers” terrorized Los Angeles, it’s still unclear who the mastermind was behind the serial killer couple’s horrific crimes. Was it Carol Bundy, who called the Los Angeles Police in August 1980 to report the murders she and her lover Doug Clark committed? Or, was she looking for protection from Doug? Oxygen’s “Mysteries Scandals” gives insight into this infamous murderous couple on Friday, March 2 at 9/8c. 

When Carol called the police, she confessed to killing her lover John Murray after he found out what she and Doug had been up to. She lured John to a van to have sex with him. Then, she shot him and even decapitated him.

Carol told police she would tell them all about Doug’s crime if she was offered a reduced sentence. She claimed that Doug had a nasty habit of picking up underage sex trafficking victims, killing them and discarding

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Drake Wants To Honor Parkland Shooting Victim At ESPY Awards

Celebrities are coming together to voice support for Aaron Feis, the football coach who was killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Drake was asked about the coach and said that he thinks Feis deserves to win the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the upcoming ESPYs, according to TMZ Sports.

“I agree,” said Drake, who hosted the awards in 2014.

Rapper Lil Yachty also vocalized support for Feis, who was an assistant football coach and security guard.

“I think that’s amazing. For someone to do that in real life, he had a good heart. He was more than just a coach. In my eyes, you do something like that, you’re a superhero,” he told TMZ. “If the ESPYs [don’t] do it, that’s a problem. Give the man an award.” 

Feis shielded students when a shooter broke out in the Parkland, Florida school. The shooter ultimately killed 17 people before being tracked down and taken

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Convicted Sex Offender Re-Elected As Fire Chief Despite Objection Of Victim’s Mother

Despite criticism, Spartansburg Mayor Ann Louise Wagner is standing behind her decision to uphold the re-election of Roger Gilbert Jr. as the small Pennsylvania town’s fire chief, despite Gilbert’s status as a registered sex offender, according to CBS Local.

In 2001, Chief Gilbert was convicted of sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl. He is currently listed in the state’s Megan’s Law database. (The New York Times had erroneously stated that Gilbert had pleaded guilty to the crime and later issued a correction on their report.) He had completed a five-to-10-year prison sentence and is considered a felon for the crime of “involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.”

Gilbert was elected for a second term for the unpaid volunteer position. The other firefighters serving in the town are aware of Gilbert’s criminal history and have been since 2010.

“I assist the hearth division and their determination to have him as chief …

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