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Man Admits To Trying To Throw His Coworker Head-First Into A Wood Chipper

A Keizer, Oregon tree trimming service employee has pleaded guilty to attempted assault after trying to push a worker head-first into a wood chipper.

Scott Iverson, 27, was initially arrested on attempted murder and attempted assault last May, according to KATU, after his coworker, Austin Crawford, 23, said Iverson put him in a chokehold and tried to shove him into the deadly wood-chipping machine. Another employee had to restrain Iverson in order to save Crawford’s life. Iverson will now spend 70 months behind bars for attempted assault.

Crawford recalled to KATU how he felt that day: “Out of nowhere he comes up behind me and puts his hand on my head and puts me in a choke hold. […] I didn’t want to die this way.”

In a statement, Keizer Police Deputy Chief Jeffrey Kuhns said that Crawford was merely loading brush into a running wood chipper when Iverson attacked him out of

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Lana Del Rey ‘Doing Fine’ After A Man With A Knife Is Arrested For Trying To Kidnap Her

A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey. As The New York Times reports, 43-year-old Michael Shawn Hunt of Riverview was arrested in Orlando on Friday outside of the Amway Center. The singer was performing there.

Hunt was carrying a ticket to the concert as well as a knife. He was apprehended approximinately a block away from the venue. The suspect was arrested on charges of attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat. 

As Fader shares, authorities said that Hunt posed a “credible threat” to 33-year-old Del Rey. He apparently made “cryptic and threatening” posts on social media. Prior to the arrest, Orlando authorities received a tip tip off about Hunt. He never came into contact with the singer.

When authorities interviewed Hunt, they said that he was chanted gibberish about going to the “afterlife.” “The interview with Hunt was very disturbing,” a detective wrote, per the

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Girlfriend Accidentally Kills Herself While Trying To Stop BF’s Suicide: “If You Are Going To Do It, So Am I”

A woman from England has died in what appears to be an attempt to stop her boyfriend’s suicide. Corinne Hayes, 23 was upset that her boyfriend Brian Marshall, 33, appeared to be close to killing himself.

According to the UK publication Metro, Hayes thought her boyfriend would find her in time and that her threat would inspire him to spare his own life. She sent a text to Marshall saying, “If you are going to do it, so am I. Meet you on the other side.”

However, he reportedly didn’t see the text in time. By the time he did, it was too late. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at Marshall’s apartment over the weekend.

Hayes was a healthcare worker and a godmother of three.

Her mother, Mandy Hayes said, “Corinne was kind and sociable and had a heart of gold – she was everyone’s best friend.”

Corinne and Marshall began dating in

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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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Autistic Man Beaten Up And Robbed While Trying To Make Friends On Basketball Court

After a violent incident in Tampa, Florida, two people are under arrest and an adult man with autism is left not knowing who he can trust. The victim told ABC Action News that he was just trying to make friends on the basketball court near his home, but he ended up being beaten and robbed.

“They tried to take my phone. They beat me up. They punched me in my face,” the 22-year-old man said. The young man suffers from autism, the neurological disorder that can inhibit and impair communication and social interactions and affects one in 68 children nationally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The victim, whose father asked that he not be named, had gone to a basketball court near his home on Sunday, December 3, The Washington Post reported. He enjoys playing the sport and was hoping to make new friends with whom he

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15-Year-Old Detained Trying To Enter Canada After Grandmother’s Body Discovered Buried In Backyard

A missing Florida teen accused of murdering his own grandmother was arrested on Friday trying to enter Canada near Buffalo, New York. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Logan Mott’s detainment on Friday night.

Mott, 15, was named a “person of interest” in the death of his grandmother, Kristina French, 53, after police discovered a shallow grave with human remains in French’s backyard in Neptune Beach, Florida, according to ABC News.

On Wednesday, Mott’s father returned from a trip to find both his son and mother missing. The home was in disarray, according to First Coast News. French’s car and several firearms were missing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found Mott after he made a wrong turn onto Peace Bridge near downtown Buffalo. The bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in the United States. A primary inspection revealed to the officers that the teen was a subject of a

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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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Airbnb Guest Raped And Murdered By 3 Men After Trying To Leave Home

Craig Levy, Ryan Smart and Jason Colton are accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Australian Ramis Jonuzi after meeting him through an Airbnb arrangement.

According to The New York Daily News, Jonuzi was leaving the Brighton East residence (noting that he did not like the “energy” of the place) when he was attacked by the trio. Jonuzi was then allegedly sexually assaulted with an unnamed object by Colton. All three men are charged with murder.

“He was definitely experiencing some problems, and he just needed a cheap and stable place to live,” said a friend of Jonuzi’s.

Jonuzi had reportedly been paying $30 AUD a night to stay at the temporary residence, where he encountered but did not befriend the three men who would go on to allegedly murder him. Reviews of this particular residence were decidedly negative: “Better way to spend a night, buy a $50 hammer smash your hand with it and

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Ramis Jonuzi Raped And Murdered Trying To Leave Airbnb | Crime …

Craig Levy, Ryan Smart and Jason Colton are accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Australian Ramis Jonuzi after meeting him through an Airbnb arrangement.

According to The New York Daily News, Jonuzi was leaving the Brighton East residence (noting that he did not like the “energy” of the place) when he was attacked by the trio. Jonuzi was then allegedly sexually assaulted with an unnamed object by Colton. All three men are charged with murder.

“He was definitely experiencing some problems, and he just needed a cheap and stable place to live,” said a friend of Jonuzi’s.

Jonuzi had reportedly been paying $30 AUD a night to stay at the temporary residence, where he encountered but did not befriend the three men who would go on to allegedly murder him. Reviews of this particular residence were decidedly negative: “Better way to spend a night, buy a $50 hammer smash your hand with it and

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Man Arrested For Breaking Into Home, Stripping Naked And Trying To Shower With 21-Year-Old Girl

A man allegedly broke into a New Jersey home Wednesday and attempted to get into the shower with one of the residents.

CBS New York reports two sisters, ages 16 and 21, and their baby nephew were at home, when a man broke in around 9 a.m.

Mikah Diaz, 16, said her sister, who was showering, ran from the bathroom, telling Diaz that someone had broken into the home. According to CBS New York, she told Diaz that he had taken off his clothes as she screamed at him to get out, while hiding behind the shower curtain.

“She runs into the room with only her towel on, and she’s on the phone with the police,” Diaz said. “She told me there’s a guy in the house.”

The two sisters and their nephew hid out in a bedroom until police arrived. The intruder also waited for authorities. He was found by police

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