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27-Year-Old Man Accused Of Shooting 16-Year-Old And Leaving Her In A Burning Car After She Threatened To …

A teenage girl was found dead inside a burning car on Monday in Waterbury, Connecticut. Now, the vehicle’s driver is accused of shooting her three times before the car went up in flames.

Bail was set at $3 million for 27-year-old Dominique Pittman during a Wednesday arraignment. “The state alleges the defendant committed a vicious murder of a 16-year-old,” Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt said during the hearing, according to the Hartford Courant.

That 16-year-old was Evalyce Santiago and according to People, she was shot twice in the head and once in her hand. Police found her inside Pittman’s car, which was up in flames on a home’s lawn after a single-car collision. Also discovered inside the car: a .357-caliber handgun.

Pittman, a father of three, suffered minor injuries in the crash. In court, Platt explained that Pittman “attempted to mislead police, stating a third person was responsible for the murder.”

But

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2 Charged After Father Of 3-Month-Old Found Burning In Car

A father from Florida was found dead inside his burning car in North Lauderdale last week, and so far two people have been charged with his murder.

Darren Butler, 24, was found dead at 5 a.m. on November 14 inside a car he bought just one month prior.

“When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the 27-year-old’s body was discovered in the car,” Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the Sun-Sentinel. According to that outlet, Butler became a father to a baby girl three months ago.

On Saturday, police arrested Rougiena Deriveire, 18.

Then, on Tuesday another arrest was made when Johntavis McCoe, 26 was taken into custody. 

Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, according to People.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are not sure

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2 Charged After Father Of 3-Month-Old Found Burning In Car – Oxygen

A father from Florida was found dead inside his burning car in North Lauderdale last week, and so far two people have been charged with his murder.

Darren Butler, 24, was found dead at 5 a.m. on November 14 inside a car he bought just one month prior.

“When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the 27-year-old’s body was discovered in the car,” Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the Sun-Sentinel. According to that outlet, Butler became a father to a baby girl three months ago.

On Saturday, police arrested Rougiena Deriveire, 18.

Then, on Tuesday another arrest was made when Johntavis McCoe, 26 was taken into custody. 

Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, according to People.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are not sure

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Trial Set To Begin In Horrific Burning Death Of Teen Jessica Chambers

The murder trial for a Mississippi teen who was burned alive in 2014 is set to begin this week. Jury selection will reportedly begin on Monday, October 9.

Jessica Chambers was just 19 years old was she brutally murdered. On December 6, 2014, the former cheerleader left her mom’s home to clean out her car while wearing pajama pants. She never returned home. She was found later that night stumbling in a nearby wooded area. Both she and her car were on fire. The teen had been doused with an accelerant before being set ablaze. Chambers suffered burns on more than 90% of her body, according to CNN, and she was still alive.  She told first responders that someone did it to her and some responders even believe she said a man’s name. She was rushed by helicopter to a hospital where she died the next day. Her horrible death has

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Family Defends Teen Cheer Camp Volunteer Accused Of Burning, Burying Newborn: She ‘Is A Pleaser’

The family of a teen accused of burning and burying her newborn baby in her parent’s backyard are defending her actions.

Over the summer, 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson was charged with reckless homicide after police in Carlisle, Ohio made the discovery of a dismembered and burned body, Dayton Daily News reports. Those charges were later upgraded, following a grand jury indictment, to aggravated murder, voluntary manslaughter, child endangerment and gross abuse of a corpse.

Several of Richardson’s family members – the teen’s maternal and paternal grandparents, some uncles, aunts, and cousins – spoke to the Cincinnati Magazine.

All of them told the publication that they believe their relative is innocent of the charges. They said they believe the baby was born stillborn, and that the only one aware of Richardson’s pregnancy was Richardson herself. The family members said they think that Richardson was scared. “They agree that the disposal of

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Man Charged With Killing Wife For Burning Their Dinner…30 Years After The Murder

Thirty years after Verna O’Neil’s shooting death was ruled a suicide, her now 83-year-old husband has been arrested for her murder.

James O’Neil of Lake Worth, Florida was taken into custody after admitting to his daughter that he shot his wife in the head after an argument over “her excessive drinking and the fact that she had burned their dinner,” as reported in the Palm Beach Post

The O’Neil’s marriage had been an up and down affair. They were divorced in 1981 but remarried three years later. On the evening of July 23, 1987, deputies were called to their home, where they found Verna with a gunshot wound to the head and James “hysterical and hyperventilating, standing in the kitchen talking on the telephone with the 911 dispatcher,” according to a police affidavit. Verna later died at the hospital.

James told investigators he and Verna had fought that night about

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Pennsylvania Man Confesses To Killing 4 Men, Burning Their Bodies: "I’m Sorry"

Cosmo DiNardo has confessed to his role in four murders. In a stunning confession, the 20-year-old admitted to killing four men and says that he knows where the bodies are. “I’m sorry,” the jailed inmate said as he left court today, per ABC News. DeNardo was a drug dealer who felt cheated after selling young men marijuana. 

DiNardo’s confession pertains to the disappearance of four men in the Philadelphia area over the past week. At least three of the men knew each other. The body of only one, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, was identified through remains found in a gravesite on a farm in Solebury Township. The farm belongs to the DiNardo family.

DiNardo has told investigators where the rest of the bodies are. Per CBS News, law enforcement officials say that DiNardo suffers from schizophrenia. They did not release a motive for the crime.

The names of the four missing men are: Jimi Tar Patrick,

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Donald Trump Wants To Make Flag-Burning Illegal

Have you been thinking about burning the American flag lately? If so, you might want to get to it before Donald Trump is inaugurated in January, because on Monday morning he was wide awake and tweeting about taking away some rights. 

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” he tweeted.

It is, of course, completely unconstitutional to jail someone for burning a flag, because it’s a form of protest protected under the First Amendment. You also can’t perfunctorily strip people of their citizenship based on 140 characters. But we live in a crazy world where

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