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Woman Survives Kidnapping, Being Thrown From Bridge Into Frozen River After Witnessing Murder

An Arkansas woman who was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting death and thrown from a bridge into a frozen river managed to somehow survive and get away from her captors, the New York Daily News reported.

Little Rock police brought the 42-year-old woman to safety after they received a 911 call from someone reporting they had heard a woman screaming for help on the banks of the Arkansas river on Christmas morning.

The victim, who wasn’t named by police, told police that she had been thrown off a bridge running along the I-430 to the icy waters below. She then managed to swim to shore, police said.

The victim said she had been kidnapped after seeing two people get shot at a home in Scott, a town southeast of Little Rock, on early Christmas morning.

One shooting victim, Arlin Wayne Nugent, 49, was killed. The other is expected to recover in a hospital, the

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Woman Survives Kidnapping, Being Thrown From Bridge Into …

An Arkansas woman who was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting death and thrown from a bridge into a frozen river managed to somehow survive and get away from her captors, the New York Daily News reported.

Little Rock police brought the 42-year-old woman to safety after they received a 911 call from someone reporting they had heard a woman screaming for help on the banks of the Arkansas river on Christmas morning.

The victim, who wasn’t named by police, told police that she had been thrown off a bridge running along the I-430 to the icy waters below. She then managed to swim to shore, police said.

The victim said she had been kidnapped after seeing two people get shot at a home in Scott, a town southeast of Little Rock, on early Christmas morning.

One shooting victim, Arlin Wayne Nugent, 49, was killed. The other is expected to recover in a hospital, the

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Man Thrown Off Bridge Into Icy River 45 Feet Below After Trying To Break Up A Fight

Connecticut resident Gregory Rottjer, 25, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment after throwing a person who attempted to intervene during an argument with his girlfriend off a bridge, according to The Huffington Post.

The incident reportedly occurred around 1 AM on Thanksgiving day at the bridge connecting the cities of Shelton and Derby. Rottjer and his girlfriend, Jennifer Hannum, 22, were fighting verbally about Rottjer’s drinking habits when two bystanders “tried to see if the female was OK and then attempted to walk away,” Detective Richard Bango said. The two had been attempting to de-escalate the situation.

Rottjer and his friend, Matthew Dorso, then began attacking the pair of good samaritans. Rottjer intentionally threw one of the intervening bystanders off the 45-foot bridge. The victim landed in the frigid waters of the Housatonic River. A rescue crew was ultimately able to pull him out of the water.

“Credit is due to

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Rock Thrown From Overpass Results In Murder Charges For 5 Teens

Five teenagers from Clio, Michigan have been charged with second-degree murder after a rock they threw off an overpass fatally struck a man. The teens — Kyle Anger, 17; Mark Sekelsky, 16; Mikadyn Payne, 16; Trevor Gray, 15; and Alexander Miller, 15 — were throwing large rocks and chunks of concrete at cars travelling on Interstate 75 on Wednesday. Five vehicles were struck, ClickOnDetroit reports. Several pulled off the road after suffering damage to their cars.

Kenneth Andrew White, 32, was travelling in a van when a large, six pound rock came crashing through his windshield. He was sitting in the passenger seat when he was hit. He suffered a skull fracture, brain injury, broken clavicle and a fracture to his facial skeleton, WNEM reports. Not long after, he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

White was a father of four.

“He was a good man and a good father,”

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