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Court Documents Reveal New Details In Rapper 6ix9ine’s Guilty Plea To Using A Child In A Sexual Performance

Earlier this year, critically celebrated rapper 6ix9ine, who also goes by the names Teka$hi 6ix9ine and Tekashi69, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance. The victim’s name is currently being withheld from the public. Now, court documents reveal a handful of details about case.

The charge 6ix9ine (legal name: Daniel Hernandez) is accused of is specifically defined as “the use of a child in a sexual performance if knowing the character and content thereof he employs, authorizes or induces a child less than seventeen years of age to engage in a sexual performance or being a parent, legal guardian or custodian of such child, he consents to the participation by such child in a sexual performance.”

Jezebel notes that rumors of the incident had been circulating on the internet and were specifically brought up in a feud with rappers Zillakami​ and Trippie Redd, who in a disagreement

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Court Documents Reveal New Details In Rapper 6ix9ine’s Guilty …

Earlier this year, critically celebrated rapper 6ix9ine, who also goes by the names Teka$hi 6ix9ine and Tekashi69, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance. The victim’s name is currently being withheld from the public. Now, court documents reveal a handful of details about case.

The charge 6ix9ine (legal name: Daniel Hernandez) is accused of is specifically defined as “the use of a child in a sexual performance if knowing the character and content thereof he employs, authorizes or induces a child less than seventeen years of age to engage in a sexual performance or being a parent, legal guardian or custodian of such child, he consents to the participation by such child in a sexual performance.”

Jezebel notes that rumors of the incident had been circulating on the internet and were specifically brought up in a feud with rappers Zillakami​ and Trippie Redd, who in a disagreement

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/court-documents-reveal-new-details-in-rapper-6ix9ines-guilty-plea-to-using-a-child-in-a

Court Releases Video Of Country Star Randy Travis’ Naked DWI Arrest

Authorities released video of country music star Randy Travis’s 2012 DWI arrest in Texas, in which Travis can be seen naked and cursing, KXII reported.

Travis, 58, pleaded guilty to the 2012 DWI charges and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service, as well as 24 months of community supervision.

After Travis’s arrest, news outlets began asking for dashcam video of the arrest, which is legally obtainable via the Texas Public Information Act. 

But Travis’s legal team blocked the video’s release, leading to a five-year legal battle. After the Texas Supreme Court and a Federal District Judge denied an injunction to stop the release of the video, the dashcam footage was finally made public on Friday.

The released video includes edits in order to hide reference to Travis’s medical and EMS history, as well as censoring his genitals.

“Randy’s behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state

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Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Trump’s Travel Ban

With only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s controversial travel ban may go into effect. The ban prevents residents from six countries populated largely by muslims from entering the United States.

CNBC reports that the this will not be the final ruling on the matter; challenges continue to roll in through federal courts. Lower courts continue to find a plethora of problems with the policy, created by Trump in September.

Critics of the ban note the arbitariness of the countries listed (Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) and the discriminatory bias inherent to the rule, which did not include exceptions for family members of those already in the USA. Trump’s social media postings have not helped him pass the policy: his recent retweet of an overtly Islamophobic hate group is now being used to demonstrate a perceived bigoted nature of the ban.

“President

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‘Bachelor’ Star’s Lawyers Say He Performed CPR On Crash Victim, Ask Court To Drop Charges

Lawyers for Chris Soules — who was “The Bachelor” on season 19 of the ABC show — are asking the court to dismiss a charge against Soules that claims he failed to remain at the scene of a car accident, People reported.

Iowa authorities claim that Soules, 35, left the scene of a fatal car accident that resulted in the death of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher, a veteran. But Soules’ attorneys say that the charges are unfounded.

“Because Mr. Soules indisputably stopped his vehicle, returned to the injured driver, contacted law enforcement, provided aid to the injured driver, arranged for medical treatment for the injured driver, remained until emergency personnel responded to the injured party, and provided identification data, the State’s charge must be dismissed,” court documents by Soules’ attorneys said.

Soules also attempted to resuscitate Mosher with CPR, his lawyers claimed.

“Mr. Soules checked on Mr. Mosher to determine if he

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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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Court Allows 21-Year-Old Convicted Rapist To Play In College Football Game

A federal appeals court is allowing a man convicted of sexual assault to continue to play college football this weekend, Crime Online reported, even as his university tried to keep that from happening.

Ma’lik Richmond, 21, was convicted in 2013 of digitally penetrating a heavily intoxicated 16-year-old girl and taking photos of her naked body in the infamous Steubenville, Ohio case, along with his co-perpetrator Trent Mays. The victim apparently only learned that she had been raped through widely circulated social media posts showing her repeated assaults.

Richmond, who was 16 years old at the time, served about 10 months in a juvenile detention center for the crime, according to USA Today. He then returned to his high school football team and later joined the football team of Youngstown State University.

After the ensuing controversy, including a petition started by a Youngstown student, the university decided to block Richmond

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Pastor Who Blames Cold Medicine For Killing Wife Appears In Court: ‘There’s A Lot To This Story’

An aspiring pastor in North Carolina who allegedly killed his wife while high on cough syrup last week made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Matthew James Phelps, 29, called police last week stating that he had a dream and woke up to his brutally murdered wife, according to the Raleigh News Observer. Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, was found fatally stabbed at the townhouse where they both lived.

The two had been married less than a year.

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According to BuzzFeed, Phelps admitted to taking too much Coricidin Cough Cold the night of the killing.

Phelps did not enter a plea during Tuesday’s hearing, according to PEOPLE. His attorney, Joseph Cheshire, urged the public to not rush to conclusions.

“It’s a very tragic situation — sad

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Horrifying Video Showing Teen Help 16-Year-Old Friend Hang Herself Revealed In Court: ‘Thumbs Up If You’re OK’

An 18-year-old boy is charged with murder in the death of his 16-year-old friend.

According to KSL Jchandra Brown of Payson, Utah was found hanging by a rope on May 6. Prosecutors believe that her friend, Tyerell Przybycien, helped her kill herself and recorded the suicide—without trying to save her.

Przybycien is charged with murder, a first-degree felony, and desecration of a human body, a class B misdemeanor.

In court, jurors watched the 10-minute video showing the death. Przybycien asks Brown to “say something, please.” As the girl’s body becomes still, he keeps recording and adding commentary. “Um, are you there? Move or something,” he adds. “Thumbs up if you’re OK.” 

Toward the end of the video, Przybycien says, “that’s when the brain stops getting any oxygen,” and, “I guess I’ll just leave this here now.”

Brown’s mother believes her daughter was “groomed” by Przybycien to carry out the suicide. His lawyers are challenging the murder charge but he

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Video Shows Murderer Laughing In Court As Statement From Victim’s Crying Mother Is Read

It was an emotional and shocking scene in a Michigan courtroom. A teenager who admitted to killing 18-year-old Jordan Klee, grinned and laughed as a statement written by the victim’s mom was read.

“I’ve lost my only child, my son, my baby, my friend. More than that, I lost laughter and love. I no longer have the hope of having grandchildren,” a family member read on behalf of Klee’s mother as the mom weeped and wiped tears from her eyes.

Seventeen-year-old Danta Wright smiled and shook his head as the statement was read. After the statement, he made a statement of his own, saying, “I just want to tell y’all I’ll be home soon…I love my family.”

The judge was less than impressed.

“Watching you sit there, smile, laugh, shake your head like this was no big deal— I’m very tempted to just say, ‘I’m not going to accept this sentencing agreement and we’ll

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