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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

Grieving Father Dies After Detonating Grenades At Trial Of Son’s Killer

A dad in Nikopol, Ukraine allegedly detonated two grenades at the murder trial of his son’s accused killer. Police said the father died in the attack. The Washington Post reported that two people — including the father and one of the defendants — in total have died, and seven people were injured by shrapnel in the courtroom blast.

According to BBC, police said in a statement, “According to preliminary reports, a man pulled out two hand grenades and detonated them at 11:20 (09:20 GMT) during a murder case hearing.”

Later in the day, the number of injured went up. According to BBC, nine people were injured in total, including two other defendants, two guards, a court official and civilians.

As BBC reported, the defendants in the murder trial are accused of opening fire on a car and killing two passengers, which included the son of the father who detonated the two grenades. According to The Washington

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Trial Opens For Marine Drill Instructor Accused Of Abusing Muslim Recruits During Whiskey-Fueled Assaults

A trial has begun for Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix, who stands accused of a wide range of absues while working at a recruit training facility in Parris Island, S.C.

According to The Washington Post, the charges being levied against Felix include cruelty and maltreatment, obstruction of justice, drunk and disorderly conduct and failure to obey a general order. He has pleaded not guilty.

The accounts of Felix’s crimes are disturbing: Felix reportedly attacked and forced two Muslim recruits inside of an industrial sized clothing dryer, turning the machine on at least once.

“I was tumbling in there,” said victim Lance Cpl. Ameer Bourmeche, who was asked if he would renounce Islam while being abused. “I was burning up … I lost all trust in my senior leaders and my brothers.”

Felix also allegedly physically assaulted a Marine seconds before the cadet jumped to his death. Prosecutors have not suggested that Felix is responsible for the suicide,

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5 Of The Most Shocking Moments From The Jeffrey Dahmer Trial

On February 19, 1992 Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms in prison after he confessed to killing, dismembering and sometimes eating 17 boys and men. As Wisconsin no death penalty, it was the maximum sentence allowed. The three-week long trial had no shortage of sad and unsettling moments. Here are some of the most shocking.

On November 11, Oxygen will air a special two-night event, Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, with new revelations about the infamous serial killer.

1. When a victim’s sibling lunged at Dahmer

Nine relatives of Dahmer’s victims spoke on the stand to describe the pain they’ve endured because of the serial killer’s actions. The statements were heartbreaking, but none more than Rita Isbell’s (which starts at 2:19 in the video below.) Dahmer killed her brother Errol Lindsey and Isbell’s grief erupted into an emotional outburst.

“Whatever your name is, Satan! I don’t ever want to

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5 Of The Most Shocking Moments From The Jeffrey Dahmer Trial …

On February 19, 1992 Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms in prison after he confessed to killing, dismembering and sometimes eating 17 boys and men. As Wisconsin no death penalty, it was the maximum sentence allowed. The three-week long trial had no shortage of sad and unsettling moments. Here are some of the most shocking.

On November 11, Oxygen will air a special two-night event, Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, with new revelations about the infamous serial killer.

1. When a victim’s sibling lunged at Dahmer

Nine relatives of Dahmer’s victims spoke on the stand to describe the pain they’ve endured because of the serial killer’s actions. The statements were heartbreaking, but none more than Rita Isbell’s (which starts at 2:19 in the video below.) Dahmer killed her brother Errol Lindsey and Isbell’s grief erupted into an emotional outburst.

“Whatever your name is, Satan! I don’t ever want to

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/dahmer-on-dahmer-a-serial-killer-speaks/blogs/5-of-the-most-shocking-moments-from-the-jeffrey-dahmer

Texts Of Teen Facing Murder Trial For Helping Friend Commit Suicide Revealed: ‘I Wanna Help Kill Them’

Texts have emerged in the case of the Utah teen who allegedly helping a 16-year-old girl commit suicide.

Tyerell Przybycien, 18, texted a friend, expressing giddiness to watch somebody die, prosecutors allege.

“It be awesome,” he wrote, according to Inside Edition. “Be like getting away with murder.”

Turns out Przybycien will actually be tried with murder. He has been charged with murder and failure to report a dead body. On Tuesday, a judge made a ruling that he will stand trial for Jchandra Brown’s death, stating that it is “reasonable to infer” that Przybycine intended to cause Brown’s death and that she would not have died without his help.

“Because the probable cause standard at preliminary hearings is low, and because all reasonable inferences are viewed in a light most favorable to the State, the Court finds there is reasonable belief that [Przybycien’s] conduct meets the elements of murder,” Judge James Brady said

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Jurors May Soon Reach A Verdict in Jessica Chambers Murder Trial

A Mississippi jury is now deliberating on whether Quinton Tellis, 29, is responsible for murdering 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on Dec. 6, 2014, when she was set on fire and later died from head-to-toe second and third degree burns.

The jury began deliberating at approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday after hearing closing statements from both defense and prosecuting attorneys. Early in the trial at least eight first responders testified to hearing Chambers say someone named Eric was responsible for setting her on fire, but prosecutors argued her injuries were so significant she would have been unable to communicate clearly.

“I told you as this trial began, you were going to think to yourself, ‘Hmm. why are we here?’ Because when the first responders got to Jessica, they did not hear the name Quinton. They thought they heard the name Eric or Derrick,” prosecuting attorney John Champion said during closing statements Sunday. “Maybe she was

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District Attorney’s Opening Remarks In Trial For Jessica Chambers’ Burning Death: ‘He Wanted Sex’

Opening statements were made Tuesday in the capital murder trial of 28-year-old Quinton Tellis, who was wiping tears away from his eyes after making eye contact with his family in the courtroom. Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder. Prosecutors claim he set Jessica Chambers on fire, and is responsible for her death.

John Champion, district attorney told the packed courtroom in Batesville, Mississippi that Chambers “was a beautiful, blonde-haired 19-year-old” from Courtland, a tiny town not far from Batesville. He alleged that Tellis took her young life away from her. He pointed to DNA and circumstantial evidence, cell phone data, as well as surveillance footage from a gas station to back up that claim. Chambers’ car keys were near her burnt car. Tellis’ DNA was found on that set of keys, Champion said. He said the cell phone data puts the two together right before Jessica was set on

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Trial Set To Begin In Horrific Burning Death Of Teen Jessica Chambers

The murder trial for a Mississippi teen who was burned alive in 2014 is set to begin this week. Jury selection will reportedly begin on Monday, October 9.

Jessica Chambers was just 19 years old was she brutally murdered. On December 6, 2014, the former cheerleader left her mom’s home to clean out her car while wearing pajama pants. She never returned home. She was found later that night stumbling in a nearby wooded area. Both she and her car were on fire. The teen had been doused with an accelerant before being set ablaze. Chambers suffered burns on more than 90% of her body, according to CNN, and she was still alive.  She told first responders that someone did it to her and some responders even believe she said a man’s name. She was rushed by helicopter to a hospital where she died the next day. Her horrible death has

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