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Trial Opens For Murder Of High School Hero Zaevion Dobson, Who Shielded Girls From Drive-By Shooting

Opening statements were heard yesterday in the trial of three men accused of being involved in the murder of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old high school football star who died protecting friends from a drive-by shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knox County Assistant District Attorney Phil Morton said when the shooting began that night in 2015, “Zaevion’s instinct kicked in, and as a protector, he shielded these girls from gunfire… and in the process, he took the bullet,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Dobson’s bravery was later cited by then-President Barack Obama, and he was posthumously awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards.

Christopher Drone Bassett, 22, Kipling Deshawn Colbert Jr., 22 and Richard Gregory Williams III, 23, all face first-degree murder charges in connection with the murder, which occurred on December 17, 2015. Dobson and others were hanging out on the back porch of a

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Trial Opens For Murder Of High School Hero Zaevion Dobson …

Opening statements were heard yesterday in the trial of three men accused of being involved in the murder of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old high school football star who died protecting friends from a drive-by shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knox County Assistant District Attorney Phil Morton said when the shooting began that night in 2015, “Zaevion’s instinct kicked in, and as a protector, he shielded these girls from gunfire… and in the process, he took the bullet,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Dobson’s bravery was later cited by then-President Barack Obama, and he was posthumously awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards.

Christopher Drone Bassett, 22, Kipling Deshawn Colbert Jr., 22 and Richard Gregory Williams III, 23, all face first-degree murder charges in connection with the murder, which occurred on December 17, 2015. Dobson and others were hanging out on the back porch of a

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/murder-trial-zaevion-dobson-shielded-girls-shooting

Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other Children May Have Been Tortured

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other …

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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Attorney: Murder Charge Of Sister Accused Of Driving Off Cliff To Kill Twin Should Be Dropped

Alexandria Duval (nee Alison Dadow) is being accused of killing her twin sister after a car in which both of them drove off a cliff. Alexandria survived the crash with minor injuries; her lawyers are now arguing that the charges against her should be dropped.

According to People, the defense is attempting to argue that testimony given by a detective in a grand jury hearing was incorrect. Duval’s lawyers claim that a witness to the crash said that he saw the passenger pulling the driver’s hair with both hands, but a detective testified that the witness had said the passenger had stopped pulling the driver’s hair by the time the vehicle was jolting over the cliff’s edge.

Before the crash, Alexandria and her sister Anastasia Duval (nee Ann Dadow) had owned and operated a chain of yoga studios in Florida. The two had moved and changed their names after going bankrupt.

“They were very well

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Holidays are murder on Oxygen – Quad

Oxygen introduces a second season of “Homicide for the Holidays” (6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, TV-14). The first episode, “Thanks-Killing,” examines the murder of a couple just before the holidays. Police can’t determine if it’s a robbery gone wrong, or the intentional act of someone near and dear.

Over the next four Saturdays, “Homicide” will examine: a house fire set to cover up a gruesome Christmastime execution (Dec. 2); a Christmas Eve double homicide (Dec. 9); a New Year’s double homicide (Dec. 16) and a Yuletide family massacre (Dec. 23).

You just can’t spell homicide without ho-ho-ho!

— History buffs and media junkies should not miss “The Lost Tapes: Patty Hearst” (9 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian). This is the latest in “The Lost Tapes” series, which examines major historical events without voiceover narration or “talking head” experts explaining what happened or placing events in context.

Instead, the series treats events as breaking news, presenting

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Oscar Pistorius Murder Sentence Doubled By Judge

A judge in South Africa’s Supreme Court has more than doubled the sentence handed down to athlete and double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend in February of 2013. The case had garnered international attention due to Pistorius’s status as an acclaimed Olympian.

According to the New York Times, Pistorius was at first sentenced for the crime as manslaughter, but charges were changed on appeal to murder. He was given six years of jail time for the killing.

Prosecutors have characterized the original sentence as “shockingly lenient to a point where it has the effect of trivializing this serious offense,” leading to even more appeals.

“I am of the view that a long-term imprisonment will not serve justice,” Judge Masipa controversially declared at the time of the original trial. “He’s a fallen hero who has lost his career and is ruined financially.”

The most recent round of appeals resulted in a new sentence

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The holidays are murder on Oxygen

Oxygen introduces a second season of ”Homicide for the Holidays” (5 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The first episode, “Thanks-Killing,” examines the murder of a couple just before the holidays. Police can’t determine if it’s a robbery gone wrong, or the intentional act of someone near and dear.

Over the next four Saturdays, “Homicide” will examine: a house fire set to cover up a gruesome Christmastime execution (Dec. 2); a Christmas Eve double homicide (Dec. 9); a New Year’s double homicide (Dec. 16) and a Yuletide family massacre (Dec. 23).

You just can’t spell homicide without ho-ho-ho!

Today’s holiday highlights

The voices of Ben Stiller and Jim Belushi contribute to the 2002 special ”Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire” (7 p.m., CBS), followed by the 2003 sequel ”Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe” (7:30 p.m.), featuring the voices of Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller.

Ed Asner narrates the

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The holidays are murder on Oxygen | | kenoshanews.com

Oxygen introduces a second season of ”Homicide for the Holidays” (5 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The first episode, “Thanks-Killing,” examines the murder of a couple just before the holidays. Police can’t determine if it’s a robbery gone wrong, or the intentional act of someone near and dear.

Over the next four Saturdays, “Homicide” will examine: a house fire set to cover up a gruesome Christmastime execution (Dec. 2); a Christmas Eve double homicide (Dec. 9); a New Year’s double homicide (Dec. 16) and a Yuletide family massacre (Dec. 23).

You just can’t spell homicide without ho-ho-ho!

Today’s holiday highlights

The voices of Ben Stiller and Jim Belushi contribute to the 2002 special ”Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire” (7 p.m., CBS), followed by the 2003 sequel ”Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe” (7:30 p.m.), with Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller.

Ed Asner narrates the 1996 special ”The

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Connecticut’s Deadliest Serial Killer, Who Drove ‘Murder Mobile,’ Gets 360 Years In Prison

A serial killer from Connecticut was sentenced to 360 years in prison — equal to six consecutive life terms — on Friday. William Devin Howell pleaded guilty in September to the murders of six people who he buried in what he referred to as his “garden” behind a strip mall in New Britain.

In court, Howell admitted to his crimes as he apologized to the victims’ families. Before he was sentenced, he said he deserved the death penalty.

“First, I want to apologize to the victims’ families,” he said, according to the Hartford Courant. “I know everyone wants to know why I committed these crimes. I don’t have an answer. I do not know myself.”

Howell was a drifter who killed seven people in 2003 over a six-month period, the Associated Press reports. He was already serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter for the killing of Nilsa Arizmendi when he

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