Monthly Archives: August 2017

Man Pleads Guilty To Shaking Girlfriend’s 4-Month-Old Daughter To Death: ‘The Baby Became Quiet’

A Michigan man has pled guilty for killing his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter.

According to MLive46-year-old Richard P. Watson pled guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse. In exchange for this plea, felony murder charges against him were dropped.

Evelyn Patricia Legacy was 4 months old when she died on August 14, 2015 at C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Watson told authorities that he caused the injures because she was crying. “When he went in to check on her, she was fussy and crying, and while trying to quiet her, he said he snapped and began shaking the baby in the crib,” shared Midland Police Detective Ryan Duynslager in the affidavit. “He said he did this for about one minute, at which time the baby became quiet.”

Later that morning, Watson and the mother had trouble waking the child. They took Evelyn to IKEA and found her unresponsive. Emergency responders said

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Firefighter Who Tried To Rescue Princess Diana From Car Crash Reveals Her Last Words

On the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s August 31, 1997 death, one of the emergency responders to the scene of her fatal car crash recounted the famous icon’s last words.

Xavier Gournmelon, a French firefighter who arrived at the crash scene within three minutes, held Diana’s hand as she was in the back of the wrecked car. Her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and her driver, Henri Paul, also died in the crash.

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“Nobody knew it was her, no one had recognized her,” he told ITV. “As I approached, there was a blonde person sitting on the floor, she regained consciousness and looked at me and said, ‘oh my god what’s happened.’”

“[She was] A bit agitated,” Gournmelon said. “I tried to calm her down and tell her we’d look

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Man Pleads Guilty To 1993 Killing After New Evidence Re-Opens Cold Case

A Florida man has pleaded guilty on Tuesday for a 1993 murder, and police are crediting the Oxygen show “Cold Justice” for the closure on the cold case.

Angelo E. Ruth, 61, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the death of Mattie Henry, 40, according to WINK News. Henry’s half-naked body was found in September 1993 near a recreational center. She suffered a gunshot wound to her head.

Fort Myers police said “Cold Justice” helped renew leads in the case. The forensic evidence and witness statements that the show brought out led to Ruth’s arrest in 2016.

Two years before Henry’s murder, Ruth took out a fraudulent life insurance policy on her, according to an ABC affiliate. Investigators with the show helped police confirm that Ruth forged Henry’s signature on the $100,000 life insurance policy, according to the Root. Then, publicity from the show allowed key witnesses to come forward, and

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Oxygen app launches on Apple TV

NBCUniversal has launched the new Oxygen app on Apple TV (4th generation). Apple TV users will now be able to authenticate via their pay-TV provider to enjoy current and past episodes of Oxygen’s crime programming. Earlier this summer, Oxygen Media refocused its programming and expanded to a full-time crime destination network for women.

The new Oxygen app includes the latest full episodes of popular series, including “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Snapped,” “Cold Justice,” “It Takes a Killer,” “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered,” and “The Jury Speaks.” 

Apple TV customers can use the Siri Remote and the TV app to find Oxygen, and enjoy a seamless and easy authentication experience with single sign-on via select pay-TV providers.

Other NBCUniversal network apps on Apple TV include Bravo, CNBC, E! NBC, NBCSN, Syfy, Telemundo, and USA.

Read more at: http://advanced-television.com/2017/08/31/oxygen-app-launches-on-apple-tv/

Young Couple’s 11-Month-Old Baby Overdoses After Ingesting Cocaine, They Get Probation

A pair of parents in Michigan were sentenced to probation on Tuesday after their baby ingested cocaine and an opiate. 

It’s unclear how the little girl got the cocaine, but police think she swallowed the drug.

Back in July, their daughter had to be revived with Narcan, an emergency treatment which reverses overdoses.

After Narcan was administered to the 11-month old infant, she was airlifted to a hospital. She survived and was later was placed with relatives, according to MLive.

Brianna, 23,  and Devin, 27, Devereaux were each sentenced to two years of probation in a Grand Traverse County court for third degree child abuse of their baby, according to online court records and UpNorthLive.

Brianna had pleaded no-contest and Devin pleaded guilty to that charge.

[Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office]

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Dad’s Before-And-After Pics Of Son Outside Houston Home Show Just How Devastating Hurricane Harvey Effects Are

Bill Bishop, the managing editor of Houston news channel KHOU-TV, took a picture of his son standing in front of their home while it was getting battered with floodwater—and then took another photo two days later.

As the sun peaked through the clouds in Houston yesterday, it was a sign that the threat of Hurricane Harvey is beginning to recede after the city received more than 50 inches of rainfall.

The first photo shows Bishop’s son up to his waist in water—but the photo two days later shows him standing on dry (or damp, I’d imagine) ground.

Unfortunately, the flood still destroyed much of the Bishop family’s furniture. And there are still other areas where flooding still continues, as well as rescues of people by boat.

The storm has claimed at least 31 casualties so far, according to The New York Times, though this number may rise. More than 30,000

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Terrified 11-Year-Old Calls 911 On Own Mom For Drunk Driving – While He’s In Backseat

A boy in Beaverton, Oregon called 911 on his own mother for driving drunk from the backseat of her car.

Nicole Norris, 30, was driving home from a minor league baseball team game Saturday night when her 11-year-old son called 911, according to Oregon Live.

Police arrived and Norris was cited for a DUI. Her blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit, an NBC affiliate reports.

“I’ve never had that call before,” Deputy Deputy Shannon Wilde. “We get a lot of concerned citizens, people call in, about people they think are driving impaired, swerving, or driving really slow, but to have a child call from inside the car to say the parent is driving impaired is unusual.”

Wilde praised the boy for his actions.

“I think it absolutely says that he’s a courageous young man, who knows the difference between right and wrong,” said  Wilde. “Even doing something as hard as

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21-Year-Old Who Says Drink Was Spiked At Festival Shares Video To Show Its Horrifying Effects

Loren Froggatt, an attendee of the Leeds Festival in the United Kingdom, documented the effects of what she thinks was a drug that was slipped into her drink while partying.

According to The Independent, Froggatt says she might have died if her fiance had not been there to take care of her.

Froggatt says she was waiting in line for a bathroom when she was distracted by someone who she thinks may have put an unknown chemical into her drink. Within 20 minutes, she remembers becoming incredibly dizzy.

“As I was waiting outside the main arena, a man approached me and asked to borrow a lighter. I think that’s when it happened,” she recalls. “I remember feeling suddenly quite dizzy, and after that my mind just goes completely blank … Once back at the tent Adam said my eyes kept rolling into the back of my head, I urinated myself, lost control

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Man Kills Former Neighbor With Ax After Accusing Him Of Sexual Abuse: ‘I Killed My Pedophile’

A man allegedly murdered his former neighbor on Friday by chopping him up with an ax-like tool known as a splitting maul. Mitchell Edward Hoogenakker, 24, has been arrested for the death of 67-year-old John Gallagher. The murder marks the first homicide in Hopkins, Minnesota since 2009.

The wife of the victim said her husband was dragged out of the house by Hoogenakker, according to a CBS affiliate. Gallagher had reportedly filed a harassment restraining order against his alleged murderer last month.

“The neighbor used a tool (an ax) to forcibly chop through the door, confronted our victim, dragged him out of the house and subsequently our victim died of sharp force injuries in the front yard,” said Hopkins Police Sgt. Mike Glassberg.

A witness, who was renting from Gallagher, said he he could hear the sounds of the “impact” of a weapon on a body, according to an ABC affiliate.

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