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Plumber Found Guilty Of Slaughtering San Francisco Family Of 5

It was one of the most brutal mass slayings in the Bay area. In 2012, a family of five was found bludgeoned to death with a hammer inside their San Francisco home. On Monday, the man responsible for the murders was found guilty. After six days of deliberations, a jury found Binh Thai Luc, 41, guilty on all five counts of murder, the Associated Press reports.

“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and we’re pleased we’re getting some accountability for the family and for the community,” District Attorney George Gascón told SF Gate.

Plumber Luc murdered husband and wife Hua Shun Lei, 65 and Wan Yi Wu, 62 and two of their children Ying Xue Lei, 37 and Vincent Lei, 32. The fifth victim, Chia Huei Chu, 30, was Vincent’s wife. Tragically, Vincent’s 12-year-old niece was the one who found all five bodies. The San Francisco Chronicle reports

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A Woman Pled Guilty To Killing A Young Mother And Stealing Her Baby

A woman has admitted to her role in the violent murder of a young North Dakota mother. According to People, 38-year-old Brooke Crews of Fargo confessed to killing 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and stealing her baby.

LaFontaine-Greywind was reportedly murdered in August and her baby was ripped from her womb. At her funeral in September, her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, brought the infant who survived. “It was wonderful that [the baby] Haisley Jo was able to spend those moments along with her family, as well,” the family spokeswoman said.

On August 19, LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared from her apartment while eight months pregnant. She told her family she was going to help Crews (seen below) with a sewing project but never returned.

On August 27, her body was found in plastic wrap in the Red River. The medical examiner called her cause of death “homicidal violence.” No further details on the manner of death or how the baby was

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Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Unarmed Dad Who Was Begging For His Life: ‘Please Don’t Kill Me’

An ex-officer has been found not guilty for killing an unarmed dad. According to AZ Central, former Mesa police Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford of Maricopa County was determined not guilty of second-degree murder charges.

The charges related to a fatal incident on January 18, 2016 in which 26-year-old Daniel Shaver was confronted by six police officers at a La Quinta Inn Suites hallway. They were attending to call about an armed man at the building. Shaver was reportedly was kneeling, crying and begging not to be shot. The incident was captured on two police on-body cameras. The video is seen below per Daily Mail. It appears that Shaver was confused trying to follow the officers’ instructions. Shaver began to cry and said, “Please don’t shoot me.” He crawled towards the officers and then raised his right hand near his waistband. That’s when Brailsford fired.

Brailsford claimed that he fired his gun five times when he

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Man Found Guilty After Swindling Tinder Dates Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

Brandon Kiehm, nicknamed the “Tinder Swindler” by the New York Post, has been sentenced to between two and six years of jail time after grifting tens of thousands of dollars from women on a dating app.

“Through a series of elaborate scams, Brandon Kiehm exploited dates and acquaintances, swiping tens of thousands of dollars left and right as he emptied victims’ wallets and accounts,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.

Kiehm met three women on Tinder and told them variations on the same story: He needed money for a family member’s cancer treatments. He met the first woman on Tinder in 2015, tricking her out of $14,000. He said he would pay her back, later issuing her a bad check for $5,000. He told a second woman his mother had cancer, scamming her out of approximately $11,000. He got $23,000 out of a third

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Mom Found Guilty Of Killing 7-Week-Old Baby After Trying To Blame Her Autistic Sons

A mother from Troy, Maine was convicted of manslaughter on Tuesday for the death of her 7-week-old baby, which she allegedly tried to pin on one of her two autistic sons. During her trial, 32-year-old Miranda Hopkins told the jury she drank shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night the infant Jaxson died, according to Associated Press.

Local reports claim Hopkins gave testimony on Monday, recalling how she found the infant him cold, stiff and unresponsive back in January. She claimed she blacked out and then found Jaxson “beat to hell.” However, she previously told police that one of her two autistic sons was possibly responsible for the infant’s death. She told the jury that she lied because she was afraid her other two sons, ages 6 and 8, would be taken away from her. Those two boys have been described as “profoundly autistic” and nonverbal.

“I’d been drinking,

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Man Pleads Guilty To Raping His 63-Year-Old Mother: ‘I Blacked Out’

On Tuesday, an Ohio man pleaded guilty on charges that he raped his 63-year-old mother, but he said he had no memory of the incident and wondered if he had been drugged before the attack, the LA Times reported.

The Cincinnati man, 46, signed a plea deal and then appeared to take it back in court.

“What is your plea to count 1, the offense of felonious assault … guilty or not guilty?” said Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Kubicki, according to USA Today.

“Not guilty. I take my plea back. I want to go to trial with this,” he said. “It’s all bogus and lies.”

The man spoke with his defense attorney, Edward Keller, for a few minutes and then pleaded guilty to charges of rape, felonious assault and kidnapping. In exchange for his guilty plea on these charges, prosecutors dropped his charges of attempted rape and abduction.

The attack, which

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Mom Found Guilty In Murder Of Swinger Husband, Had Help From Younger Lover

A mom in California was found guilty on Thursday for her role in her husband’s murder. As The Daily Beast reports, 37-year-old Sabrina Limon was also convicted on charges of soliciting a murder, conspiring, and being an accessory in helping her younger lover kill her husband of nearly 14 years.

Robert Limon, 38, of Helendale died on August 17, 2014. Sabrina Limon’s lover, Jonathan Hearn, testified in September that the murder plot began as a joke months earlier.

Prosecutors say Sabrina and Hearn (seen below) wanted to kill Robert Limon in hopes of cashing in on his $300,000 life insurance payments and being together. Her defense attorney claimed that it was Hearn who was the real killer. “The only evidence that the people have is Jonathan Hearn: an admitted, cold-blooded, calculating killer, who stalked her husband and killed him,” said defense attorney Richard Terry.

They also said that the couple were swingers

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Mom Found Guilty In Murder Of Swinger Husband, Had Help From Young Lover

A mom in California was found guilty on Thursday for her role in her husband’s murder. As The Daily Beast reports, 37-year-old Sabrina Limon was also convicted on charges of soliciting a murder, conspiring, and being an accessory in helping her younger lover kill her husband of nearly 14 years.

Robert Limon, 38, of Helendale died on August 17, 2014. Sabrina Limon’s lover, Jonathan Hearn, testified in September that the murder plot began as a joke months earlier.

Prosecutors say Sabrina and Hearn (seen below) wanted to kill Robert Limon in hopes of cashing in on his $300,000 life insurance payments and being together. Her defense attorney claimed that it was Hearn who was the real killer. “The only evidence that the people have is Jonathan Hearn: an admitted, cold-blooded, calculating killer, who stalked her husband and killed him,” said defense attorney Richard Terry.

They also said that the couple were swingers

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Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Mom Of Three He Met Online, Dismembering Her Body

The man who murdered and dismembered a Seattle mother of three and dumped her body parts in garbage bags pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder. John Robert Charlton, 38, still faces sentencing for the murder of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne in April of 2016. Prosecutors say they intend to recommend the maximum prison sentence of 27 years and nine months, according to The Seattle Times.

Charlton and Lyne met online and had been dating for a month before she was reported missing by her former partner, after he dropped off their three daughters, who were ages 12, 10 and 7 at the time of her murder. While searching her home, Seattle detectives found bits of human flesh and dried blood in her bathtub, as well as a 15-inch pruning and an empty box of plastic garbage bags, according to FOX News.

The same day Lyne was reported missing, body

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Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges After Disturbing Email Leaks

Early in the summer, the Fyre Festival made headlines as reports from the event showed the grave conditions guests were faced with, contrasting sharply with the promises of luxury and opulence offered by the organizers. Now, Billy McFarland, the festival’s organizer often blamed for the event’s total failure, is pleading not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank in Manhattan federal court.

The Fyre Festival used an influencer marketing strategy that appealed to the wealthy by showing off extravagent ammenities and a lineup of big-name musical acts.

The festival fell apart as guests arrived on the Bahamian island, with all of the performers and the caterer pulling out. Attendees were met with incredibly poor conditions, including a lack of food, roving stray dogs, and unsanitary tents — contrasting sharply with the images of models on jetskis

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