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Man Admits To Trying To Throw His Coworker Head-First Into A Wood Chipper

A Keizer, Oregon tree trimming service employee has pleaded guilty to attempted assault after trying to push a worker head-first into a wood chipper.

Scott Iverson, 27, was initially arrested on attempted murder and attempted assault last May, according to KATU, after his coworker, Austin Crawford, 23, said Iverson put him in a chokehold and tried to shove him into the deadly wood-chipping machine. Another employee had to restrain Iverson in order to save Crawford’s life. Iverson will now spend 70 months behind bars for attempted assault.

Crawford recalled to KATU how he felt that day: “Out of nowhere he comes up behind me and puts his hand on my head and puts me in a choke hold. […] I didn’t want to die this way.”

In a statement, Keizer Police Deputy Chief Jeffrey Kuhns said that Crawford was merely loading brush into a running wood chipper when Iverson attacked him out of

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Tupac Shakur’s Rape Accuser Speaks For First Time, Recalls 1993 Assault In Hotel Room

The woman who accused Tupac Shakur of sexual assault in 1993 is speaking out in a new interview. According to Complex, Ayanna Jackson gave her first on-camera interview about the incident that left the superstar convicted of first-degree sexual abuse.

Jackson says that she met Shakur at a New York City nightclub, and they began a consensual sexual relationship. At a later date, Charles Fuller, the rapper’s road manager, reached out to set up a meeting in New York City. She went to Shakur’s hotel suite (where several other men from his crew were), and they proceeded to hang out.

They exchanged pleasantries, and he said he was tired. That’s when Jackson and Shakur went into a bedroom, and she gave him a massage. She said he grabbed her, and they began kissing.

Everything was fine until she heard other people enter the bedroom. According to Jackson, the rapper got aggressive.

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Woman Who Allegedly Damaged Andy Warhol Painting On First Date Could Get Life In Prison

A bad first date could leave a Texas woman in prison. Lindy Lou Layman is charged with felony criminal mischief after allegedly destroying valuable art at the home of attorney Tony Buzbee on Dec. 23.

According to Buzbee, 29-year-old Layman became intoxicated during their first date at his home. Authorities believe that Layman hid in the mansion when 49-year-old Buzbee tried to call an Uber for her. She yelled “I’m not leaving,” before attacking the artwork. She became belligerent and destroyed two Warhol works (each valued at $500,000) by pouring red wine on them and breaking $20,000 sculptures. The damage is approximated at $300,000.

She denies the allegations. “We certainly disagree with Mr. Buzbee’s rendition of the facts when he spoke to the media, and we disagree with what was said in probable-cause court,” Layman’s lawyer, Justin Keiter, said, per The Dallas Morning News. He also called her a “great person.” 

“She’s weathering the storm of the intense

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The First Scandal That Ever Shook Hollywood: The Death Of Virginia Rappe

Virginia Rappe was a silent film actress who had a prominent role in “Paradise Garden” in 1917. She was just as well known for her sensationalized and mysterious death. Her death marked one of Hollywood’s first scandals when one of its biggest stars Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was charged with her death. Just that year he was paid $3 million by Paramount Pictures to star in more movies. That’s a lot of money for 2017;  just imagine how far that went in 1917!

On Labor Day, 1921 Arbuckle and Rappe partied together in a luxury suite on the 12th floor of the St Francis in San Francisco. At some point during the three-day long party, Arbuckle and Rappe went to a bedroom together. A few minutes later, guests could hear the starlet screaming in pain from inside the bedroom.

According to the BBC, guests

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Man Charged With Killing His Wife, Dumping Her Body On Their First Wedding Anniversary

A Florida man is being held without bond on charges that he killed his wife shortly before their first wedding anniversary, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.

Timothy Allen Upthegrove, 53, was arrested on Christmas Eve after police found what they believed to be his wife’s remains in the woods. Police found the body based on information they obtained through interviews with Upthegrove, they claimed.

Upthegrove and his wife, Lori Lynn Upthegrove, 51, married on Christmas Eve the previous year, Florida Today reported. Prior to the Sunday discovery, police had been treating Lori’s disappearance on December 19 as a missing persons case. 

Detectives now believe that Upthegrove had spent the night of Lori’s disappearance driving his wife’s car and smoking crack, Florida Today reported. When he returned home, he and his wife got into an argument about his drug use, police claim. At one point, Lori told her husband that she

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Erik Menendez Says He’ll Tell His Story For The First Time In New Docuseries

Erik Menendez was at the center of national trial. On Aug. 20, 1989, he and brother, Lyle, shot and killed their parents, José and Kitty, at point-blank range. Menendez wants to tell his most detailed side of the story for the first time. “You may think you know my story — but you couldn’t possibly, because I’m telling my story to you now for the first time,” he says in a preview for AE’s new docuseries The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All.

As People shares, Erik has spoken out before but he says that this interview is the most comprehensive. He opens about the sexual abuse allegations against the brothers that the defense alleged sparked the shooting. “The most overwhelming memory of my dad was him pounding on my door, telling me to open the door of the bedroom,” Erik says. “He would have me massage him, and he would have me perform oral sex on

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Hot Felon’s Estranged Wife Opens Up About ‘Heartbreak’ In Emotional First Interview

The “Hot Felon’s” estranged wife has opened up about husband’s infidelity during her first interview, which aired on This Morning. She told the hosts of the show that she was shocked when photos of her husband kissing Topshop heiress Chloe Green surfaced over the summer. “Hot Felon” Jeremy Meeks, 33, was still married to his Melissa, 38, when the pictures hit the tabloids.

Melissa, a mother of three, broke down in tears on the show Monday. She said she still misses her husband of eight years. Melissa said she had no inclination that Meeks was seeking out another relationship.

“People who are married, you go through your ups and downs, I thought it was a new chapter in our lives, we’d have to get over the hump and it would be fine,” Melissa said in the interview, as reported by the Daily Mail.

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First Officer To Arrive At Maura Murray’s Crash Site Debunks ‘Witness A”s Account

On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” “Witness A” spoke on camera. For years, one eyewitness of the crash scene has kept her identity protected from the public for years.

“It didn’t feel like it would be safe for me to do that because obviously something bad happened,” Karen McNamara said. Now, she decided it would be safer to reveal her identity.

“But, they know who I am because I called and told them who I am so then I thought it would be safer if people knew who I am.”

By “they,” McNamara means the police.

“I feel it’s risky to say on camera but I don’t totally trust the police,” she said.

Why? Because she reported seeing a police SUV on the crash scene. The SUV was marked 001.

“They (police) asked me if I was sure it was 001. I

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First Officer To Arrive At Maura Murray’s Crash Site Debunks – Oxygen

On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” “Witness A” spoke on camera. For years, one eyewitness of the crash scene has kept her identity protected from the public for years.

“It didn’t feel like it would be safe for me to do that because obviously something bad happened,” Karen McNamara said. Now, she decided it would be safer to reveal her identity.

“But, they know who I am because I called and told them who I am so then I thought it would be safer if people knew who I am.”

By “they,” McNamara means the police.

“I feel it’s risky to say on camera but I don’t totally trust the police,” she said.

Why? Because she reported seeing a police SUV on the crash scene. The SUV was marked 001.

“They (police) asked me if I was sure it was 001. I

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First Responders Describe Jessica Chambers As ‘A Zombie’ When She Allegedly Said ‘Eric Set Me On Fire’

BATESVILLE, MS — First responders to the scene where Mississippi teenager Jessica Chambers was found with burns on 93 percent of her body said in court Wednesday morning she was “mentally in shock,” “in a trance,” and that she “looked like a zombie” when she told them a man named Eric set her on fire. 
Yet prosecutors began making their case Wednesday as to why 29-year-old Quinton Tellis—and not a man named Eric—is responsible for Chambers’ horrific murder. Tellis has pleaded not guilty.

On the second day of trial in the small Mississippi courthouse jurors heard from a parade of first responders, many of whom were the last people to speak with Chambers before she fell unconscious on Dec. 6, 2014.

Those who spoke to her at the scene of the crime in Courtland testified she said “Eric set me on fire,” and prosecutors worked to combat these reports, asking the first

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