Newlywed Isabella Hellman vanished last year on a belated honeymoon. Authorities charged her husband, Lewis Bennett, with her murder Tuesday, according to People.
Hellman vanished on May 14 of last year, according to the Palm Beach Post. The couple had been married about three months and had a 10-month-old daughter.
Hellman, a real estate broker, was reported missing while on a two-week trip with Bennett from St. Maarten to Key West. Bennett was eventually rescued from a life raft by the Coast Guard. When questioned, he said that he was sleeping below deck when the couple’s boat hit something about 70 miles from the Florida shore, southeast of Key West. He told authorities that when he emerged to the top of the vessel, which was a catamaran, there was no trace of Hellman. He added that she was wearing a life vest the last time that he saw her.
Her family took to the
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Following the deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the state’s lawmakers have voted to reject gun legislation. As CNN reported, the Florida state House voted down a motion to consider a ban on semiautomatic guns and large capacity magazines on Tuesday. The lawmakers, mostly Republicans, rejected the motion by 36-71.
The vote took place during a session that opened with a prayer for the 17 people killed in Parkland. Students from the massacre were in attendance during the vote and spoke out about the outcome.
“It was just so heartbreaking to see how many (voters’) names were up there, especially after it was my school,” said Sheryl Acquaroli, a 16-year-old junior from Stoneman Douglas. “It seemed almost heartless how they immediately pushed the button to say no.”
She said that these lawmakers are at fault for the next person who is killed by an automatic weapon, like
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For many who practice religion, their faith isn’t an excuse to demean and abuse people. But for Dana Andrew Furtney, 49, of Priest River, Idaho, it was.
For years, Furtney physically, sexually and verbally abused his wife and several children, which he justified through his religious beliefs, reported the Idaho Statesman. On Thursday, Furtney was convicted of sexual abuse of a child, ritualized abuse, domestic violence and multiple counts of lewd conduct. It only took two hours for the jurors to deliberate and come to this conclusion. His sentencing is scheduled for May.
The abuse took place at the Furtney family home in Priest River from 2009 to 2013, reported the Statesman. He was accused of chaining his son inside a tunnel located on their property and tying him to an outhouse wall for an entire week. The boy was given limited food and water, according to the Bonner County
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Donald Trump is under scrutiny for a tweet he sent in response to the school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida, last week.
As previously reported, the mass shooting suspect, 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, has been charged with 17 counts of murder for gunning down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As details surface about the former student’s mental and behavioral problems, Trump took to Twitter to blame the FBI for ignoring warning signs that may have prevented the incident.
“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!” he tweeted on February 17.
On Saturday night, 911 dispatcher Jenna Bixby was fatally struck by a wrong-way driver on a highway in Minneapolis. The 30-year-old, who died on the scene, was hit head-on by an SUV driven by Richard J. Shaka, a retired 72-year-old pastor, reported Fox News.
According to FOX9, police are saying that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Shaka survived, but was still in critical condition as of the weekend.
“We just want to know why,” Nikki Orlicki, Bixby’s sister, told FOX9. “We don’t understand. Why her? She was going to work to save people, and somebody decided to take her life and didn’t care.”
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey reacted to Bixby’s death with a statement that read: “Minneapolis’ Emergency Communications staff work day-and-night to keep people safe. As a 911 Dispatcher, that’s what Jenna Bixby did for years – and what she was on her way to do at
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Following last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students are speaking out. Teenage survivors from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are taking to the media to share their stories, with many urging for an end to gun violence.
“He was shooting through the glass in the door,” Matthew Walker told ABC News of the incident. “It was really bad. There were bullet holes everywhere. Everyone was freaking out. I did not see the shooter, but he did shoot through my class. He couldn’t get inside because the door was locked.”
“It was really loud. Then I heard it again,” 15-year-old Michael Katz said. “Then I heard frantic screaming. I’ve never heard such loud screams in my life. Then we realized there was a shooting at my school.”
He added, “I feel total shock, confusion. I’ve never been more scared in my life.”
Suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, was an expelled student from the school.
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Anthony Borges, a 15-year-old student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has miraculously survived after being shot five times in last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida.
He remains in the hospital, recovering, WPTV reported. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel posted a photo of him visiting the teen at the hospital on Twitter and Facebook on Sunday. The officer said that the boy will require more surgeries because of his injuries.
“Fortunately, he is recovering, but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed,” reads the tweet. “Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act.”
Borges is being called a hero for what he did when shots rang out on Valentine’s Day. According to NBC News, he was shot both in his back and in his legs as he locked a door and blocked a doorway with
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A Toledo pastor, his wife and daughter are accused of an alleged robbery that occurred at St. Paul’s AME Zion Church in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend.
The Toledo Blade newspaper reports Pastor Anthony Morris, 49, along with his wife Zelda Morris, 46, and 19 year-old daughter Kamali Morris are charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon which is a first degree felony.
The victim, Nickema Turner, 39, of Maumee was said to have been teaching Sunday school at the church, when Kamali grabbed her by the hair, and began attacking her. According to The Blade, police say Zelda then began punching Turner and Pastor Morris pushed her to the ground.
Prescription bottles, a taser and a cellphone were allegedly stolen from Nickema Turner’s purse during the attack. Pastor Morris, according to police, also threatened to kill Turner.
According to the Daily Mail, police quoted Zelda Morris as
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The country is still responding following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Last week, a 19-year-old former student was charged with bringing a semiautomatic rifle and killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. Victims of the shooting—and concerned students around the country—have organized a national walkout to protest gun violence.
As Vox shares, the National School Walkout is being planned to take place on March 14. Another walkout, March for Our Lives, is slated for March 24.
We’re marching because it’s not just schools. It’s movie theaters, it’s concerts, it’s nightclubs. This kind of stuff can’t just happen. You know, we are marching for our lives, we’re marching for the 17 lives we lost. And we’re marching for our children’s lives and our children’s children and their children,” said Alex Wind, a survivor from the shooting.
With the theme “Enough,” the National School Walkout is being organized by the group who
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An 11-year-old girl from Florida was allegedly kidnapped by a man she met while playing Minecraft. On Sunday, Alice Johnson’s dad noticed she was gone when he tried to wake up her for church.
The child was found on Sunday after police and FBI agents were able to track her down and find her in at a Holiday Inn in Georgia with 24-year-old John Peter Byrns, from Illinois, WESH 2 reports.
“This is someone that she’s been communicating with online under the guise of being a female and basically has just pulled her into a trap, so to speak,” the girl’s dad told the publication. He said he and Johnson’s mother believed she had made an online friend, a girl from Illinois.
Police said during a press conference on Monday, according to an ABC affiliate, that Byrns “lived in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and he traveled quite a ways to get
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