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.”
The world continues to react to the death of Charles Manson. Bryan Cranston took to social media to share his own personal story with the convicted cult leader.
“Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered. I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969,” he shared.
The “Breaking Bad” star says that he and his cousin ran into Manson while horseback riding.
“Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies called Charlie,” he said.
Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered. I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969. Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies
A man posing as an Uber driver allegedly picked up a woman and sexually assaulted her on American University’s campus early Sunday. The 21-year-old victim and her male friend told police they saw an Uber sticker on a car, which they flagged down for a ride near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, according to NBC Washington.
The driver, El Houcine Jourhdaly, 36, of Springfield, Virginia, told the two he could drive them somewhere, and they both got in the car, according to police. But not long after, Jourhdaly pulled over and demanded the woman get in the front seat. She complied.
When Jourhdaly drove the two to their requested destination, the driver yelled at the victim’s friend, ordering him to get out. Police said he got out of the car and attempted to help his friend out of the front seat, but Jourhdaly sped off.
The woman’s friend then called her phone.
Brooklyn resident Sam Saia was reportedly assaulted on the New York City subway system after asking a fellow straphanger for more leg room. The attacker has since been jailed, but Saia is now facing a round of death threats from extremists who say she is now getting “a taste of reality and diversity.”
According to the New York Daily News, Saia was assaulted by Derek Smith after telling him he was “manspreading” (a nickname given to the way men take up excessive amount of space on subway seats). Smith had launched into a profane tirade during the assault: “B*tch, you ain’t nothing! I’ve raped white b*tches like you, you f*cking c*nt!” he reportedly yelled. A fellow rider rushed to Saia’s aid and forcibly ejected Smith from the train.
Video of the incident was caught by other passengers and shared on social media:
Smith was arrested on Saturday and charged on Sunday in Brooklyn
Celebrities are shedding light on a tragic 2004 case of a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a 43-year-old man she thought was about to attack her. Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for the murder at age 16 and is currently incarcerated in the Tennessee Prison for Women, according to The Tennessean. Now, advocates and celebrities alike have taken to social media with the trending hashtag #FREECYNTOIABROWN demanding justice for Brown.
Rihanna shared a post on Instagram about Brown, now 29: “Did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? Cause….. Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life! To each of you responsible for this child’s sentence I hope to God you don’t have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already!”
Rahmael Sal Holt, a Pittsburgh resident, has been apprehended and charged with first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer; murder of the first degree; possession of a firearm; and carrying a firearm without a license. He is suspected of killing rookie police officer Brian Shaw following a traffic stop gone awry.
According to The Washington Post, Holt’s mother Sherry Holt, and another woman, Aysa Benson, were also arrested in connection with the crime; they are suspected of helping Holt in the wake of the killing. The two women have been charged with hindering apprehension, a third-degree felony.
An affidavit states that Holt had jumped out of a vehicle being driven by Tavon Jamere Harper (who was arrested on drug-related and fleeing charges). Surveillance footage of Holt running into a parking lot and firing at Shaw after being “clipped” by the fleeing Harper has been obtained. Shaw radioed for assistance and died in a hospital
A church in Florida has a warning for anyone thinking of trying to attack its congregation: “We are heavily armed.” A leader of The River at Tampa Bay Church posted the message on his Instagram in the wake of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 people died earlier this month.
The Instagram post reads, “Welcome to The River at Tampa Bay Church. Right of admission reserved — this is private property. Please know this is not a gun free zone — we are heavily armed — any attempt will be dealt with deadly force — yes we are a church and will protect our people — The Pastors.”
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A 23-year-old high school substitute teacher from Kettering, Ohio is accused of having sex with two male teenage students. Madeline Marx was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, WHIO reported on Friday.
The teacher was arrested earlier this month after police physically removed her from Fairmont High School in Kettering, where she subbed for two years, Fox 45 reported. Marx pleaded not guilty. She has been released on bond and ordered not to have any contact with the students.
According to court documents obtained by Dayton Daily News, Marx allegedly had oral sex with one of the students, a 17-year-old, in July. She is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old student in September. Marx is also accused of sending nude photos to one of the boys through Snapchat and Instagram, which police say she has admitted to. Neither of the alleged sexual encounters occurred on
A 5-year-old boy was trapped inside a rotating Atlanta restaurant and killed back in April. Now, his parents have filed a lawsuit against the 73-story hotel and restaurant where he died.
Charlie Holt’s head was caught in a 5-inch gap between a piece of furniture and wall while the floor of the restaurant, Sun Dial, rotated, the Charlotte Observer reported. Marriott International, Inc. owns the Westin Peachtree Hotel where Sun Dial is located, and they are all named in the suit.
The boy’s parents, Michael and Rebecca Holt, are accusing the companies of negligence for failing to address a “longstanding safety hazard.” It argues that there were no protections to stop children from getting trapped. Furthermore, it alleges that no emergency stop mechanism exists on the wall to quickly stop the rotation in the event of such an incident.
“Due to the pending litigation, we are not commenting on the matter,” Marriott International,
A Shalimar, Florida woman is accused of murdering her 72-year-old husband and hiding his body in a closet before walling it over. Barbara Wozniak, 65, was charged on Friday with the murder of Alfred Wozniak.
According to Fox News, Alfred was shot in his right temple.
“Investigators obtained a search warrant and found a fabricated brick wall inside a closet under a stairway,” the Okaloosa sheriff’s office said in police press release. “After removing the bricks and drywall, a large dark plastic type of tarp was observed, shaped in the consistency of an adult body. The material had been thoroughly duct-taped.”
As soon as police arrived on the scene, deputies could smell an odor “consistent with an odor of decay.”
Barbara is accused of duct-taping her husband’s wrists, ankles and midsection before covering his body with the tarp. The night that her husband died, Wozniak’s debit card was used to purchase about $130
Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who played transgender mother Maura Pfefferman on the Amazon’s critically acclaimed television show Transparent, is facing a round of allegations pertaining to sexual misconduct. Tambor denies that any wrongdoing occurred but will be leaving the program, citing the show’s “politicized atmosphere” in the wake of the growing scandal.
Deadline released Tambor’s statement on the matter: “Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” he said. “What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago … I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can