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Court Deposition Reveals Details Of Vegas Shooter’s Life Before The Massacre

A 97-page deposition obtained by CNN reveals details about the life of Stephen Paddock, the murderer behind the deadliest mass shooting in American history. In the documents, Paddock is revealed to have been a high-stakes gambler with a paranoiac and miserly streak.

The document comes by way of a 2013 deposition pertaining to a civil lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where he slipped and fell on a walkway in 2011. It may be the most comprehensive collection of information available on Paddock.

The deposition reveals that Paddock had no known mental health issues but had been perscribed Valium for “anxiousness.”

“He’s like on retainer, I call it, I guess,” Paddock had said of the doctor who perscribed him the drugs. “It means I pay a fee yearly … I have good access to him.”

Paddock was also revealed to be somewhat of a drifter, living largely at hotel casinos, where he lived for

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Cheerleader Found Dead In Her Bed After Secret Older Boyfriend Shot Her Two Days Before Her Birthday

A 14-year-old cheerleader was found shot in her bed just two days before her birthday. As People reports, Tristan Dilley of Silsbee, Texas was discovered dead by her 13-year-old brother on Sunday. The freshman had been shot twice in the head with a .22-caliber magnum revolver by a secret older boyfriend.

“She never saw it coming,” Jasper County, Texas, Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Cunningham shares. “You could tell from the scene there was not a struggle or a fight. She was comfortable with knowing the person.”

Authorities didn’t have any leads but soon discovered the teen was dating a boy named “Adam” that neither her family nor her friends knew much about. Investigators went through Dilley’s phone and Facebook and found information about the boyfriend, whose real name and identity was 19-year-old Paul Audrey Adams.

“I called dispatch and had them start pinging his cellphone,” Cunningham says. “We

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Football Party Mass Shooter Was Bragging About His Gun At Bar Moments Before Attack

Newly-released police documents have provided new details in the Plano, Texas mass murder investigation. Earlier this month, 32-year-old Spencer Hight shot nine people, including his ex-wife, at a football viewing party at her home. Eight of the nine died. Hight was shot and killed by police when they arrived on the scene.

The victims were Hight’s ex-wife Meredith Hight, 27, Anthony Michael Cross, 33, Olivia Nicole Deffner, 24, James Richard Dunlop, 29, Darryl William Hawkins, 22, Rion Christopher Morgan, 31, Myah Sade Bass, 28, and Caleb Seth Edwards, 25. The sole survivor, Carly Shockey, was shot in the jaw.

According to search warrant affidavits obtained by Fox4 News, Spencer stopped at a bar just three blocks away from the home that he and Meredith once shared. An affidavit from a bartender at Local Public House indicates that she saw him carrying weapons.

She told police, she “observed the suspect with a

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22-Year-Old Oberlin Graduate Made ‘Concerning’ Phone Call Just Before Murdering 4

New details are emerging in the case of a disturbed young man who apparently beat four people to death in Groton, Massachusetts. Twenty-two-year-old Orion Krause appeared in a neighbor’s backyard Friday evening, naked and covered in blood and dirt, saying “Help me please, I murdered four people.” Police soon found the bodies of his mother, maternal grandparents and a home health care worker in a house nearby, all dead from blunt force trauma. 

CBS Boston reports the day before the murders, Krause began acting erratically, a prelude to his violent rampage.

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan told reporters the trouble started last Thursday night when the recent graduate of Ohio’s prestigious Oberlin College Conservatory abruptly left his Rockport, Maine home. His mother, 60-year-old Elizabeth Lackey Krause, who was known to friends as “Buffy,” was so concerned she called the Rockport police, who said they would keep

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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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Mom Pens Chilling Note Month Before Ex Murders Her Over Brutal Custody Battle

“He was smooth and had me fearing everything he said would come true,” wrote Debra Morgan, an Oklahoma woman, shortly before being murdered in 2016 following a long custody battle with her ex.

Richard Spaulding and Sonia Weidenfelder, Spaulding’s fiancé, now face first-degree murder charges, according to Fox.

On the day Morgan had been killed, records show that a court of appeals had filed in her favor pertaining to child support over offspring she had with Spaulding. Spaulding was going to have to pay over tens of thousands in legal fees. The child at the center of the argument has since been put into DHS custody and may eventually go to live with a family member.

Morgan’s aforementioned note contained extensive information about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of Spaulding. 

“If I end up dead, go find Rick [Spaulding],” she even told a coworker, according to The

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Mom Pens Chilling Note Month Before Ex Murders Her Over Brutal …

“He was smooth and had me fearing everything he said would come true,” wrote Debra Morgan, an Oklahoma woman, shortly before being murdered in 2016 following a long custody battle with her ex.

Richard Spaulding and Sonia Weidenfelder, Spaulding’s fiancé, now face first-degree murder charges, according to Fox.

On the day Morgan had been killed, records show that a court of appeals had filed in her favor pertaining to child support over offspring she had with Spaulding. Spaulding was going to have to pay over tens of thousands in legal fees. The child at the center of the argument has since been put into DHS custody and may eventually go to live with a family member.

Morgan’s aforementioned note contained extensive information about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of Spaulding. 

“If I end up dead, go find Rick [Spaulding],” she even told a coworker, according to The

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All The Details You Need To Know Before Taylor Swift’s Sexual Harassment Trial Starts

Taylor Swift is gearing up to face her alleged sexual harasser in court. As TMZ shares, the superstar alleges that a Denver DJ named David Mueller grabbed her butt during a photo opp.

 

Here’s what you need to know:

Jury selection will begin Monday for his lawsuit against her and her countersuit.

Teen Vogue explains that the incident in question revolves around Swift claiming that Mueller groped her at a pre-concert meet-and-greet in Denver in 2013. That moment appears to have been caught, at least partially, in a photograph.

Then 51, Mueller claims the allegations caused him to lose his job, and he’s suing for slander. She is countering and believes that this case will “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”

“Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he [Mueller] took his hand and put it up my

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Woman Pens Angry FB Post About Ex Just Before He Vanishes: ‘Done With The Legal Way Of Doing This’

There’s no fury like a woman scorned. According to the New York Post, a Texas woman has been arrested in connection to her ex-husband’s disappearance.

Kristen Anne Dean Jennings, 28, of San Angelo was taken into custody today after her ex, 41-year-old Vincent Torrez, went missing on July 21. She has been charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, per the Abilene Reporter-News.

Two days before the disappearance, Jennings took to Facebook to vent about a man—presumably her ex—being abusive to her and wanting custody of her kids. “Seriously done with the ‘legal’ way of doing this!!!” she wrote.

Torrez (pictured below) has not been found, and authorities believe his disappearance is a homicide. 

Jennings allegedly entered Torrez’s mother’s home on July 21, assaulted her and then forcibly took Jennings’ and Torrez’ 4-year-old, per a police news release. Investigators have also arrested Jennings’ husband, Stephen Lynn Jennings, as well as his

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Man Kills Family 3 Weeks Before His Wedding So Fiancée Doesn’t Find Out He Lied About Job

Toronto man Brett Ryan has been given three life sentences and a concurrent 10-year sentence in prison for first- and second-degree murder and attempted murder after slaying three family members with a crossbow. According to Cosmopolitan, Ryan feared that the mother of his fiancée would inform his bride-to-be that he had lied to her about having both a job and a college degree (he, in fact, had neither).

Ryan had previously committed eight different bank robberies and served almost four years in prison — his fiancée was aware of his sordid past.

Ryan had held an IT job but was fired when they became aware of his criminal record. He informed his fiancée’s mother who agreed to help him financially — but Ryan decided to kill her anyway, fearing she’d tell her daughter.

Ryan attempted to cover up the murder by using improvised devices that would create a “digital footprint” if he needed an alibi.

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