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3 Men Charged After Taking Video Of Helpless Shark Being Dragged Behind Speedboat

Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after being identified in a shark-dragging video that went viral in July. Miami charter fisherman Mark Quartiano posted the video on Facebook after two Instagram users (who he said were part of the cruelty) sent it to him.

“I was horrified,” Quartiano told CNN. “I’ve been shark fishing for 50 years, and I’ve never seen a disrespect for an animal my entire career that was that evil.”

In the video, men drag a shark behind a speedboat and laugh as it wriggles and flops around in pain.

At one point, one of the men appears to say with a jovial tone, “I think it’s almost dead.”

The video disturbed thousands of people, who shared it in the hope that it would lead to the capture of the three men responsible.

Now, arrests have been made. Michael Wenzel, 25; Robert Lee Benac, 28; and Spencer Heintz, 23,

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Man Charged With Murdering NBA Player Lorenzen Wright 7 Years After His Death

On July 28, 2010, the body of 34-year-old Lorenzen Wright was found decomposing in suburban Memphis. On Tuesday, a man was charged in the murder of the former NBA player. The suspect, 46-year-old Billy Turner, was indicted on first-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond, according to The Washington Post.

As ABC News shared, Wright’s ex-wife said he left her home on July 18, 2010 with drugs and cash. He got into a car with an unidentified person and wasn’t seen after that. On July 19, a police dispatcher received a call from Wright’s cellphone. Authorities said they heard a man cursing, followed by number gunshots on the call, according to The New York Times. When Wright was found, the former athlete had two gunshot wounds in his head, two bullets in his chest and bullet fragments in his forearm.

“Additional gunshot wounds cannot be excluded,” the autopsy report noted.

Hunter Who Shot And Killed Neighbor He Thought Was A Deer Charged With Manslaughter

Thomas B. Jadlowski faces manslughter charges and is accused of hunting after legal hours following the killing of his neighbor, Rosemary Billquist (pictured above), who he shot. Jadlowski claims he mistook Billquist for a deer.

According to The New York Times, Billquist had been walking her dogs near her Sherman, New York home shortly after sundown. Her husband, Jamie Billquist, remembered seeing his labrador retrievers run back to the house without her, barking with urgency.

“They obviously knew something happened,” said Jamie. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘This isn’t right.’”

When they announced the charges, police reiterated that Jadlowski did not intend to cause harm to Billquist. Billquist’s killing was described by a sheriff as “reckless” — it is illegal to hunt after sunset.

The small town of Sherman has been openly horrified by the death, knowing the two had been acquaintances: “I know the families and most of the people that know these people,” said Chautauqua

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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other …

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other Children May Have Been Tortured

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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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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Former NFL Player Charged With Murder After Allegedly Slashing His Wife’s Throat

A former professional football player is accused of slashing his wife’s throat. Anthony McClanahan, 46, has been detained as the primary suspect in his wife Keri “KC” McClanahan’s November 2 murder in Park City, Utah. McClanahan was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 1994 but never made an appearance in a game, according to People. He played four years with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in the 1990s.

A neighbor called 911 after spotting Anthony crawling on his stomach through the hallways of a condominium complex. He was screaming for help. When police arrived on the scene, Anthony raised himself up to flag down authorities, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Court papers filed on Monday stated that Anthony then lay on his stomach again and began convulsing, making what a police sergeant described as “snow angel” motions. Anthony told police that he and his wife

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Former NFL Player Anthony McClanahan Charged With Murder …

A former professional football player is accused of slashing his wife’s throat. Anthony McClanahan, 46, has been detained as the primary suspect in his wife Keri “KC” McClanahan’s November 2 murder in Park City, Utah. McClanahan was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 1994 but never made an appearance in a game, according to People. He played four years with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in the 1990s.

A neighbor called 911 after spotting Anthony crawling on his stomach through the hallways of a condominium complex. He was screaming for help. When police arrived on the scene, Anthony raised himself up to flag down authorities, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Court papers filed on Monday stated that Anthony then lay on his stomach again and began convulsing, making what a police sergeant described as “snow angel” motions. Anthony told police that he and his wife

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Eric Brian Brown Charged With Kidnapping Ashanti Billie | Crime Time

A homeless Navy veteran was charged Wednesday with kidnapping a teen girl who was found dead in September. The body of 19-year-old Ashanti Billie was discovered days after she was reported missing from her job on a Norfolk, Virginia naval base.

Eric Brian Brown, 45, has been charged with kidnapping Billie. According to CBS News, prosecutors claim Brown attempted to flirt with the teen on the naval base. She was reported missing after she didn’t show up to her fast-food restaurant job on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. Days later, her remains were found behind a church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“He preyed on her,” Ashanti Billie’s father, Meltony Billie, said on Thursday, according to NBC Washington.

According to a criminal complaint, Brown worked as a day laborer. As a veteran and retired officer, he had access to the base. He lived in buildings on and around it. Prosecutors claim

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