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Man Gets 10 Years For Chopping Up Wife And Throwing Her Into Trash

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violently butchering his wife and then throwing her body out into the trash. As the New York Daily News shares, 42-year-old Phillip Martin confessed to murdering his wife, 43-year-old Diana Rodriguez-Martin, and was sentenced on Wednesday.

Last February, Phillip Martin confessed to authorities that he fatally punched his wife and then chopped up her body with a saw. Prior to that, he let her body decompose for a week inside their apartment in Brooklyn. Following the incident, he put her dismembered body parts in garbage bags and threw them out into a dumpster.

The remains were never found by authorities.

Phillip Martin pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter. He was initially charged with murder and concealment of a body.

Her family spoke out about the heinous nature of the crime. “I can never pass a garbage bag without wondering if Diana’s body or

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Mom Given 9 Years For Abandoning 8-Month-Old Daughter In Garbage Can

A mother from Elmira, New York has been sentenced to nine years behind bars for trying to get rid of her eight-month-old daughter by literally throwing her in the garbage last summer. The child, who was found in the trash, inside a plastic bag, outside a home 72 hours later, survived.

Harriette Hoyt pleaded guilty to attempted murder to get a lighter sentence, KRON 4 reports. If she didn’t take a plea deal, she could have faced up to 25 years in prison. She was 17 when she put her baby in the trash.

Hoyt signed an order of protection which prevents her from trying to contact her daughter for at least nine years. The girl, Sabrina, is reportedly doing well and is living with a foster family.

According to WNEP, Hoyt suffered from postpartum depression at the time of the incident.

Chemung County Judge Richard W. Rich Jr. said in court

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Exotic Dancer Gets 15 Years For Stabbing Childhood Rival To …

A rival between two women spilled into the strip club and ended with murder. According to the Oregon Live, Rinita Linell Lowe was sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing and killing a rival in the neck at Club Skinn in Portland.

The incident took place on on June 15, 2016 at 11:30 PM. Lowe and the victim, Shantina Turner, were seen arguing. Deputy District Attorney Kevin Demer said that they had a longstanding problematic relationship, and they knew each other since childhood. It’s unclear what the two women were fighting about. A witness described a skirmish and said Lowe punched Turner. A bouncer tried to separate the women, but Lowe ended up stabbing the victim three times in the neck. 

Lowe, who was 23 at the time, had a knife that she kept in her purse. The victim was 29 at the time. As the New York Post shared, Lowe was

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Exotic Dancer Gets 15 Years For Stabbing Childhood Rival To Death Inside Strip Club

A rival between two women spilled into the strip club and ended with murder. According to the Oregon Live, Rinita Linell Lowe was sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing and killing a rival in the neck at Club Skinn in Portland.

The incident took place on on June 15, 2016 at 11:30 PM. Lowe and the victim, Shantina Turner, were seen arguing. Deputy District Attorney Kevin Demer said that they had a longstanding problematic relationship, and they knew each other since childhood. It’s unclear what the two women were fighting about. A witness described a skirmish and said Lowe punched Turner. A bouncer tried to separate the women, but Lowe ended up stabbing the victim three times in the neck. 

Lowe, who was 23 at the time, had a knife that she kept in her purse. The victim was 29 at the time. As the New York Post shared, Lowe was

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Judge Sentences Larry Nassar To 175 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse: ‘I’ve Just Signed Your Death Warrant’

County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar it was her “honor” and “privilege” to sentence him to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing countless women. 

After announcing her sentencing, the courtroom broke out in applause.

“You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again,” Judge Aquilina told him. “I’ve just signed your death warrant.”

Nassar made a brief statement before being handed down his sentence.

“There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred,” he said. “An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”

Judge Aquilina told Nassar that he knew he had a problem and didn’t seek treatment.

“You could have gone anywhere in the world to be treated. Any resort, any doctor. In Europe they have hidden places for

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17-Year-Old Captive Who Heroically Saved Her 12 Siblings Planned Escape For 2 Years

New chilling details have been released about the 13 malnourished brothers and sisters who were allegedly kept in captivity by their parents in their Perris, California home.

Police are now saying that the 17-year-old girl who fled the home plotted her escape for two years, the Associated Press reports. Apparently, she wasn’t the only one who escaped on Sunday. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced that another sibling escaped alongside her. However, that sibling retreated out of fear.

After the brave teen girl called 911 using a phone she took from her parents house, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department raided the home where they found “several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings” while the “parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner.”

The 13 victims, ranging in age from 2 to 29,

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Killer Who Got Caught By Her Facebook Selfie With Victim Sentenced To 7 Years

A killer who took a Facebook selfie with her victim hours before the crime has been sentenced to seven years in prison. As CBC News reports, 21-year-old Cheyenne Rose Antoine pled guilty to manslaughter for killing 18-year-old Brittney Gargol (seen above) two years ago. Authorities say the selfie taken with the two women was key in helping further the investigation.

Antoine (seen below) claims that Gargol was her best friend. They had been out drinking and got into an argument. She says that she doesn’t remember strangling Gargol to death but she doesn’t dispute that she did indeed kill her. 

Authorities say that a belt was believed to be the murder weapon. Per the Facebook selfie, which was posted hours before the body was found, Antoine was wearing the same belt. The belt was found lying by Gargol’s body. The connection between the weapon and selfie made Antoine

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Couple Who Enslaved Nanny For Years Forced Her To Work 20-Hour Days Without Breaks, Eat Only Leftover Food

A couple in Katy, Texas, has been forced to pay an unnamed Nigerian woman more than $121,000 in restitution after enslaving her as a servant and nanny, making her work almost 20 hours a day without pay for two years.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Chudy Nsobundu, 57, and his wife Sandra Nsobundu, 49, were also sentenced to seven months in jail and seven months of home confinement, plus three years’ probation, in addition to the payment. The sentencing for the two naturalized United States citizens from Nigeria was delivered this past Friday.

According to The Washington Post, Sandra had pleaded guilty to unlawful conduct with respect to documents in furtherance of forced labor in October of 2016. Chudy had pleaded guilty to visa fraud.

The two, together, had faked immigration documents to bring their Nigerian victim to the United States. A false visa application was created for the Department of State

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Why The Mysterious Shooting Of Robert Blake’s Wife Is Still Unsolved Over 15 Years Later

Robert Blake kicked off his impressive acting career as a child, starring in “Our Gang.” As an adult, he starred in movies like “In Cold Blood” and “Town Without Pity.” Decades later, he was arrested for murder.

In 2001, Blake’s second wife Bonnie Lee Bakley was murdered. After the couple dined in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, Bakley got into their car. Blake claimed he ran back to the restaurant to pick up a gun he left behind. When he returned to the car, according to Blake, he found his wife shot to death. The gun that Blake picked up at the restaurant was not the same gun used to kill his wife.

Prosecutors accused him of being the mastermind of her death, claiming he wanted out of their marriage, according to ABC News. He pleaded not guilty and was acquitted of her murder in 2005.

Overwhelmed with

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Man Tells Woman He Sexually Abused For Years To ‘Get Over It’ After Admitting To Raping Her On Facebook

A woman recently reported the actions of her childhood abuser to police. The victim, who is now an active duty member of the Air Force, was encouraged by investigators to try to get a confession from her former abuser over Facebook, the Kansas City Star reported.

She reached out to Ronnie Lynn Gipson, now 45, of Arkansas over the social media platform. Gipson lived with the victim when she was a child. He allegedly raped her at that time, when the victim ranged in age from 4 to 12, the River Valley Leader reported. At that time, he allegedly asked the girl, “Do you want to play?” before he would assault her, according to the Kansas City Star.

When confronted with the years of alleged abuse, Gipson allegedly acknowledged the disturbing acts, police said. He allegedly told the woman to “get over it” and that “it’s done,”

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