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2 Arrested In Heinous Christmas Day Murder Of Mom, Kids And Female Partner

Shortly after Christmas, four bodies were discovered in the basement of a Troy, New York building. Police had originally withheld details of the murder, but slowly began releasing information about the deceased, who appeared to be a mother, her partner, and her two children. Police have since stressed the brutality of the killings. Now, according to People, two have been arrested in connection with the violent slaying.

James White, 38, Justin Mann, 24, have been apprehended by police. The two are from the nearby town of Schenectady and were charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder. They were both arraigned in Troy City Court and are being held in the Rensselaer County Jail. It is not currently known how they will plead to the crime.

The victims names are Shanta Myers, 36, Brandi Mells, 22, Shanise Myers, 5, and Jeremiah Myers, 11.

“The outstanding work of the Troy Police Detectives with the

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/2-arrested-in-heinous-christmas-day-murder-of-mom-kids-and-female-partner

9-Year-Old Boy With Pellet Gun Stops Man From Stealing Dad’s Truck On Christmas

A 9-year-old kid from Kokomo, Indiana was able to stop a man from stealing a pickup truck on Christmas Day. The suspect, Ollie L. Dunn, 32, allegedly had his eyes on a red 2009 Dodge Ram, parked at One Stop, a gas station. The 9-year-old boy inside that truck, Larry Larimore, wasn’t having it.

“I noticed that a guy was trying to get in the car. […] As soon as he opened the door, I got scared,” he told NBC affiliate station WTHR. Larimore was sitting inside the truck while his dad purchased Ibuprofen at the gas station.

Larimore pointed the gun at the suspect’s head, which prompted Dunn to go for a different vehicle. Dunn allegedly stole a green Chevy Trailblazer, parked nearby, instead.

Kevin Cooksey, Larimore’s dad, watched the whole drama unfold from inside the gas station.

“When I see my truck door open, I was like, ‘Oh my God.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/boy-pellet-gun-stops-man-stealing-dads-truck

Man Abandons 3 Young Children On Side Of The Road On Christmas After Getting Into Car Accident

Florida resident James Williams, 54, was arrested after fleeing the scene of a car crash and leaving three children behind, according to ABC 15. The family had been traveling for the holidays.

As reported by ABC 15, The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says that Williams was in a car accident on Turkey Creek Road in Plant City and ran away on foot, leaving the kids in the dust on a road described as dark. The incident occurred at around 9:30 PM on Monday.

The children, who were left distraught and in a state of “panic,” are aged 7, 10 and 11. Their names are currently being withheld from the public. Williams is their great-uncle and had been temporarily entrusted with their care. He had been reportedly leaving his family’s Christmas celebrations.

Williams seemed to use the children by instructing them to help give him a leg up over a wall surrounding the neighborhood in order

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/florida-man-abandon-kids-during-christmas

Elderly Couple Busted With 60 Pounds Of Marijuana They Were Planning To Give As ‘Christmas Presents’

A drug bust hit a little close to home for one Vermont prosecutor. According to the Burlington Free Press, the parents of a prosecutor in Chittenden County were arrested last week for allegedly transporting 60 pounds of marijuana across the country. The elderly couple apparently said they planned to gift the pot for Christmas.

Patrick Jiron, 83, (seen below) and his 70-year-old wife, Barbara, are of Clearlake Oaks, California. They were caught smuggling the drugs during a traffic stop on December 19 in Nebraska. Their truck smelled of weed. When their pickup was searched — as approved by the driver, Patrick — authorities found some 25 bags of marijuana. They told authorities they did plan on gifting the weed to family in Vermont and Boston.

The amount they were carrying is worth a lot. Authorities estimated they could get more than $300,000 for the weed.

The prosecutor, Justin Jiron, was not a part of

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/elderly-couple-busted-with-60-pounds-of-marijuana-they-were-planning-to-give-as-christmas

Missing 18-Year-Old Found Dead Two Weeks Later On Christmas Night

A teenager from Blount County, Tennessee, had been missing for two weeks. On Christmas night, his family got the grim news that his body was found and that police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Christian Boyle, 18, was found after police received a tip, according to AL.com. Police have not yet elaborated on that tip, but Tim Kent of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office did say that after receiving it, they were able to find Boyle’s car and his body.

AL.com reported that Boyle’s father has been ill and up until the day Boyle went missing, December 12, he had been calling regularly to check in on his dad. Boyle loved his father and even had a tattoo dedicated to him. That tattoo features his father’s name and birthday: “George Samuel Boyle 6-25-67.”

After the teen vanished, his family and

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/missing-teen-found-murdered-two-weeks-later-christmas

Christian Volunteer Charged With Murdering His Wife And Two Daughters, 7 And 8, Days Before Christmas

A Canadian man who studied to become a pastor was arrested on charges of killing his wife and their two daughters, police said.

Clara Soledad Forman and her daughters, Karina Anne Forman and Yesenia Kate Forman, were found dead in their British Columbia home last Tuesday after having apparently been killed on Sunday, CTV Vancouver reported.

Jacob Daniel Forman, 34, who reportedly volunteered at a local church, is facing three charges of second-degree murder for the deaths.

Police have not said how Forman killed his family or why. 

His daughters were only 7 and 8 years old and were homeschooled through the Heritage Christian Online School system, the Kelowna Daily Courier reported.

“We’re devastated by what’s happened,” said Sara Kraushar, the program’s head of school, in a statement to the Canadian newspaper.

“There are no words to express the grief that the friends and family of Karina, Yesenia and Clara are feeling,”

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/christian-volunteer-murdered-wife-two-young-daughters

Binge-worthy specials: A list of TV marathons happening on Christmas Day

The top television networks will be airing holiday marathons through Christmas Day, with something for fans of every genre.

If you’re looking for movies to snuggle up and watch on Christmas Day, you won’t need to search very far. In typical holiday fashion, television networks will air marathons of your favorite features throughout the 25th.

Entertainment Weekly and Elite Daily have comprehensive lists of all the networks that have marathons planned, but I’ll go through the most notable ones here. Luckily, there seems to be a marathon for every type of viewer.

Month-long marathons

Every year, television networks permeate their schedules with classic holiday films. It’s tradition. Freeform runs Christmas films throughout the month of December with its 25 Days of Christmas, as does Hallmark with its Countdown to ChristmasBoth of these will wrap up with non-stop holiday movies

Read more at: https://culturess.com/2017/12/25/binge-worthy-specials-a-list-of-tv-marathons-happening-on-christmas-day/

For your binging pleasure: A list of Christmas Day TV marathons

The top television networks will be airing holiday marathons through Christmas Day, with something for fans of every genre.

If you’re looking for movies to snuggle up and watch on Christmas Day, you won’t need to search very far. In typical holiday fashion, television networks will air marathons of your favorite features throughout the 25th.

Entertainment Weekly and Elite Daily have comprehensive lists of all the networks that have marathons planned, but I’ll go through the most notable ones here. Luckily, there seems to be a marathon for every type of viewer.

Month-long marathons

Every year, television networks permeate their schedules with classic holiday films. It’s tradition. Freeform runs Christmas films throughout the month of December with its 25 Days of Christmas, as does Hallmark with its Countdown to ChristmasBoth of these will wrap up with non-stop holiday movies

Read more at: https://culturess.com/2017/12/25/binge-worthy-specials-a-list-of-tv-marathons-happening-on-christmas-day/

TV Weekend: “Fuller House,” “Christmas Getaway,” “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” and more

“Fuller House” brings the Tanner gang back for a new batch of third-season episodes streaming on Netflix.

Also Airing:

• “The Last Post,” a British drama about Royal Military Police in Yemen during the 1960s, makes its U.S. debut on Friday, Dec. 22, streaming on Amazon.

• “Homicide For The Holidays” wraps its latest seasons with a bit of blood ’n’ guts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Oxygen.

• “Christmas Getaway” gives us a bit of romance stemming from travel snafus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Hallmark.

• Singer-songwriter Tom Waits makes a rare TV appearance on “Austin City Limits” at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Detroit Public TV (WTVS-Channel 56, or check local listings).

• A 2008 Motor City Lyric Opera production of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s seasonally appropriate opera “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” airs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, on Detroit Public TV (WTVS-Channel 56, or check local listings).

Read more at: http://www.voicenews.com/life/tv-weekend-fuller-house-christmas-getaway-ahmal-and-the-night/article_d3d9caa9-49cf-51d7-b03c-1143972e0653.html

TV Weekend: “Fuller House,” “Christmas Getaway,” “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” and more



“Fuller House” brings the Tanner gang back for a new batch of third-season episodes streaming on Netflix.

Also Airing:

• “The Last Post,” a British drama about Royal Military Police in Yemen during the 1960s, makes its U.S. debut on Friday, Dec. 22, streaming on Amazon.

• “Homicide For The Holidays” wraps its latest seasons with a bit of blood ’n’ guts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Oxygen.

• “Christmas Getaway” gives us a bit of romance stemming from travel snafus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23,

Read more at: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20171222/tv-weekend-fuller-house-christmas-getaway-ahmal-and-the-night-visitors-and-more