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HBO Producer Jailed For 1 Year After He’s Caught On Video Dragging Mother Of Three’s Dead Body Into Hallway

A HBO producer has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting to dragging the body of a mother of three into a hallway in Manhattan after she overdosed.

According to People53-year-old Marc Henry Johnson admitted in March to dragging the body of 38-year-old  Kiersten Cerveny in 2015. He also pled guilty to accessory after the fact.

According to a spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Justice, Johnson and Cerveny, a married Long Island doctor, apparently spent hours drinking and doing cocaine before the incident. The two then went to the apartment of a man, James Holder, who was Henry’s drug dealer.

Cerveny overdosed inside the home, and surveillance footage shows the two men dragging her unconscious body into the hallway. Holder left the building with an unspecified object while Johnson anonymously called 911. He did not give the operator key details about the incident and when EMTs arrived, he left.

Cerveny was taken to

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Veteran NYPD Officer And Mother Of 3 Was Fatally Shot In Unprovoked Attack

A veteran New York Police Department police officer was shot and killed while on her Fourth of July shift. Miosotis Familia, 48, was killed assassination-style when a man walked up to her vehicle and fired.

According to NYDailyNewsFamilia’s partner called in the shooting. “Shots fired!” the officer screamed. “I need a f-cking bus! 10-85 10-85! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up central!”

The suspect, Alexander Bonds, was pursued by authorities. He opened fire on two officers and then was shot dead. Bonds was on parole through May 2018 due to a robbery case in Syracuse. According to The New York Times, he railed against prison conditions in a Facebook post last year. “I got broken ribs for a reason, son, we gonna shake. We gonna do something,” he said. “We can’t be dying for free, getting raped for free, just for them to give you hush

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"Twilight" Killers Confess To Shocking Murder Of Girlfriend’s Mother And Sister

Two teenage lovers have confessed to killing her 47-year-old mother and 13-year-old sister. Lucas Markham,14, and girlfriend Kim Edwards, also 14, of Lincolnshire are each serving 17-and-a-half years for the murders. In a new show on British television, Murdered By My Daughter, the teens’ confession is being made public for the first time.

According to the MetroMarkham tells the officer interviewing him that he first stabbed Edwards’ mother in the neck and smothered her with a pillow. He then did the same thing to the little sister because he was worried she would call the police.

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Kim then went into her mother’s room to check on her boyfriend. Kim apparently said she was fine with the murders since she believed her mother favored her sister.  “I was okay with it. Just

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Mother Caught On Camera Trying To Suffocate Baby At Hospital

A North Carolina single mother was arrested on charges that she tried to smother her one-year-old boy with a pillow while he was being treated at a hospital, WSOC-TV reported.

Maggie Dixon, 32, brought her son to the hospital on Saturday and reportedly told doctors that she thought her son had pneumonia, but nurses noticed while monitoring his vital signs that the boy particularly had trouble breathing when Dixon was alone with him, the Associated Press reports.

When hospital workers watched surveillance video of the room, they allegedly saw Dixon try to suffocate her baby with a pillow. 

She tried to smother her baby four times within fifteen minutes, police told WSOC-TV.

Prior to the child’s hospital visit, there was no sign that he had been abused, police said. He is currently at the hospital with other family members, and will be turned over to his father once he is

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Police Shoot And Kill Pregnant, Mentally Ill Mother After She Calls For Help

Charleena Lyles called police to report an attempted burglary but was shot and killed in front of her children by the officers who came to help her, according to The Seattle Times. Now, family members and investigators are scrambling to figure out what happened as national tensions over police misconduct continue to reach a boiling point following the news of a lack of conviction in the Philando Castille case.

Police say that at some point during the check-in, Lyles had displayed a knife. Lyles family reports that she had been dealing with mental health issues throughout the pregnancy and had been worried that officers were coming to take away her other children, one of whom has Down syndrome.

Washington Post report adds that the children were not injured during the skirmirsh and that both officers involved have since been placed on administrative leave. Police have since said the

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Mother Arrested After Toddler Pulls Loaded Gun From Toy Box — In Front Of Cops

A three-year-old boy in Boynton Beach, Florida was found holding a loaded pistol, while police were inside the apartment. According to the Palm Beach Post, the toddler pulled out the weapon from his toy box while authorities were investigating his mother for neglect.

The gun was a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol. An officer took the gun and found that a bullet was in the chamber and the safety was off. The boy’s mother, 34-year-old Rosalyn Faniel, said that the gun wasn’t hers and she didn’t know it was in her home.

In addition to the gun, a box of 9mm ammunition was found on the top of the refrigerator. Authorities also found six plastic bags of white and pink powder, per the police report. The powder tested positive for Oxycodone.

According to WPTVthe police initially investigated after receiving complaints that a man was selling drugs out of the apartment.

As the Palm Beach Post reports, Faniel was

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Daughter of Missing Mother Charged With Homicide

Karen Walker Headrick has been charged with homicide after the remains of an unidentified body were discovered by police. Walker’s mother, Mary Ruth “Ruthie” Walker, was reported missing earlier this month. Neighbors had called police over a suspicious bleach smell, which turned out to be from Headrick’s alleged attempts to dispose of the rotting corpse.

Headrick was arrested on Friday morning and charged with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel. Police found burnt remains on her property.

Officers also reported finding a “makeshift grave” and chemicals “used in an attempt to conceal the decomposing body.”

The identity of the victim is yet to be released. The timing of the discovery is certainly suspicious, although it’s unclear if the two stories are connected. Walker was last seen “slumped over” on her daughter’s front porch.

“Every time I would go down to water my garden, I would smell the bleach,” said Ed

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Missouri Mother Poisons 9-Year-Old Son, Gets 25 Years

Missouri mother Rachel Kinsella was found guilty of covertly poisoning her 9-year-old son over the course of a year with prescription drugs. The jury decided that Kinsella had deliberately misled doctors about the medicine she was administering to her child.

According to STL Today, Kinsella’s son Patrick was removed from his mother’s care after a hospital visit in 2015. In 2014, Patrick had seizures at school and was hospitalized for upwards of ten months.

Kinsella had purchased medicine from pharmacies in the area, despite having received the appropriate drugs from the hospital. She did not tell doctors and pharmicists that her son was already getting treatment.

Doctors were perplexed by Patrick’s symptoms which included seizures, hallucinations, and problems walking and breathing. He was given dozens of blood treatments and surgeries while experts attempted to figure out what was wrong. Now living with his grandparents, Patrick now has no major health problems.

“I never

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Mother Allegedly Smothered Baby To Death While Stoned, Baby Also Had Marijuana In Its System From Breastfeeding

A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for the smothering death of her baby last year.

Arissa K. Ward, 23, of Middletown, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. According to a report by WHTN, Ward’s 2-month-old son was found dead in December.

Ward allegedly told investigators she drank alcohol and smoked marijuana before falling asleep with the baby on a couch, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

“When you choose to sleep with your child, there is a danger that a tragedy could happen,” Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said.

An autopsy confirmed the death was “caused by complications of traumatic asphyxia combined with smothering,” according to the report.

Marsico said the baby had 0.65 nanograms of marijuana in his system.

“Because she was breastfeeding her child, the child had marijuana in his system,” Marsico said. “Despite whatever debate there is about marijuana legalization, I think we can

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Human Head Belonged To Suspect’s Mom In Mother’s Day Grocery Store Stabbing

Police have confirmed that the severed head brought into an Oregon grocery store before a stabbing incident belonged to the mother of the suspect. The incident took place on Mother’s Day. A motive has not yet been determined.

According to Fox News, police said the woman’s head belonged to 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, whose body was found at her home in Colton, Oregon.

Her son, 36-year-old Joshua Webb, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. Authorities said he killed his mother before entering a Thriftway store, carrying his mom’s severed head. Joshua Webb then stabbed a checkout clerk, 66-year-old Michael Wagner. The clerk is expected to survive, according to the report.

Joshua Webb’s father said that his son “seemed normal.” He stated on Monday that his son had vision problems and lived at home.

After the suspect was arrested, police said he went mute. “He didn’t say anything after he was subdued,” police

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