A Georgia middle school gym teacher was arrested on charges that she had sexual relations with a 15-year-old student in 2013, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
The student was between the 8th and 9th grades at the time of her alleged assault by Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, who was charged with child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.
Authorities were just recently tipped off to the alleged relationship, according to the GBI’s press release.
Reece taught at Union County Middle School in Blairsville, Georgia. It’s not clear when she last worked at the school, according to People magazine.
She has reportedly not yet entered a plea in the case.
[Image: Union County Jail]
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Zebb Wayne Quinn went missing on January 2, 2000 after working a shift at Walmart in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. He was 18 years old and had just finished his shift in the electronics department of the store at 9 p.m. After work, he had plans with his coworker and friend Robert Jason Owens.
Robert told Zebb that he knew of a car for sale. Zebb was actively looking for a new car at the time. The two met up in the Walmart parking lot before driving separately to look at the vehicle. The two men were caught on surveillance footage at a gas station nearby at around 9:15pm, buying sodas.
According to Robert, after leaving the gas station, Zebb flashed his headlights, signaling for Robert to pull over. Zebb said he got paged and needed to make a call. According to Robert, Zebb made a call from a pay
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Thirty years after Verna O’Neil’s shooting death was ruled a suicide, her now 83-year-old husband has been arrested for her murder.
James O’Neil of Lake Worth, Florida was taken into custody after admitting to his daughter that he shot his wife in the head after an argument over “her excessive drinking and the fact that she had burned their dinner,” as reported in the Palm Beach Post.
The O’Neil’s marriage had been an up and down affair. They were divorced in 1981 but remarried three years later. On the evening of July 23, 1987, deputies were called to their home, where they found Verna with a gunshot wound to the head and James “hysterical and hyperventilating, standing in the kitchen talking on the telephone with the 911 dispatcher,” according to a police affidavit. Verna later died at the hospital.
James told investigators he and Verna had fought that night about
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For 10 years, the fate and whereabouts of Stacy Peterson have remained unknown, even as her ex-cop husband sits in jail on two unrelated convictions — one for murdering a different wife and another for trying to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for that murder.
Now the Oxygen network promises a fresh look at the mystery and at Drew Peterson, the disgraced, attention-seeking former police officer in Bollingbrook, Illinois, who has long maintained he had nothing to do with his bride’s 2007 disappearance.
The two-hour special Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson premieres August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. An exclusive trailer is at the top of this post.
The broadcast marks the 10th anniversary since Stacy, who was Drew’s fourth wife, went missing. He has alleged in court records and his public statements that the 25-year-old was cheating on him with another man and had run off with him.
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Michelle Carter, the woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages urging her then-boyfriend to kill himself, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on Thursday after many of the victim’s, Conrad Roy’s, family members read statements in court.
A Massachusetts judge found Carter, 20, guilty in June for encouraging her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit suicide three years ago. Roy was sitting in his pickup in July 2014, filling his truck with carbon monoxide, trying to kill himself. Having second thoughts, he left the truck, and Carter told him to ‘‘get back in.’’
In June, a judge called that text from Carter reckless conduct. He added that Carter knew what condition he was in and yet didn’t call 911 or Roy’s family. Carter was 17 at the time.
“You can’t think about it,” Carter wrote in one of the text messages to her boyfriend. “You just have to do it.
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Danielle Bregoli, also known as the ‘Cash Me Ousside” girl, has been sentenced to five years probation. She became famous after being featured on an episode of “Dr. Phil” entitled “I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime,” where she introduced the world to the viral catchphrase, “Cash Me Ousside, How Bow Dat?”
Fourteen-year-old Bregoli pleaded guilty last month to charges of possession of marijuana, grand theft, and grand theft auto. She also pleaded guilty to the filing of a false police report in which she accused her mother of using heroin. However, it was later revealed that the “heroin” was powdered sugar spread on a bathroom counter.
According to TMZ, Bregoli received a plea deal, and on Tuesday in a Florida court, she was given five years probation. The judge said she can complete her probation in
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After four decades, James “Jimmie” Byron Haakenson has been identified as one of the 33 men murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The Minnesota victim went missing when he was 16 years old.
“He had so much life ahead,” his older sister, Lorie Sisterman told the Star Tribune. “But he didn’t get to do that — have fun, get married — because of this awful man. It’s so sad.”
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois announced Wednesday that Haakenson was identified as one of the serial killer’s victims. Another seven victims remain unidentified.
Haakenson left Minnesota summer of 1976. He called his mom on Aug. 5, 1976, telling her he was in Chicago. He was never heard from again.
“My brother has been missing for so long, and it’s so nice to know that we’ve found our brother now, even though now it’s not good,” Sisterman told the Chicago Tribune.
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Nothing is certain but death and taxes. DMX is facing big trouble from the federal government for allegedly avoiding paying millions in taxes. The rapper/actor was arrested on Thursday and faces major jail time.
According to CNBC, X allegedly concealed millions of dollars in income to avoid paying $1.7 million to the IRS. “While earning millions from hits like ‘X Gon’ Give it to Ya,’ DMX didn’t give any of it to the IRS,” Joon Kim, the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said on Twitter.
According to an indictment, the rapper (real name: Earl Simmons) is charged with tax evasion, evasion of assessment of income tax liability, corruptly endeavoring to obstruct administration of IRS laws and the failure to file a U.S. individual income tax return. Authorities claim that the rapper went out of his way to maintain a cash-only lifestyle and didn’t have a personal bank account as
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A former star of the TLC reality show, The Willis Family, has pled guilty to four counts of child rape. Toby Willis pled guilty on Tuesday and has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
According to People, the 47-year-old father of 12 received 25-year sentences on two rape counts and 40-year sentences on two other counts. He will serve his sentences concurrently.
In 2016, Willis was arrested and charged by the Tennesee Bureau of Investigation. During the course of the investigation, Authorities believe that Willis had a sexual encounter approximately 12 years prior with an underage female.
Willis’ victim was between 9 and 12 years old at the time of the abuse, according to the Tennessean.
[Photo: Cheatham County Jail]
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Lonnie Franklin Jr.’s reign of terror began in South Los Angeles in the mid- ‘80s and would span decades before he was finally caught with the help of groundbreaking DNA technology. Better known as the Grim Sleeper because of a supposed “break” he took from killing (although cops later disputed this theory), Franklin was convicted last year for murdering 10 women and attempting to murder one more. However, police say he may have killed upwards of 25 women in total. The Grim Sleeper is the subject of this week’s Martinis Murder.
A neighborhood mechanic who was 57 when he arrested, Franklin lived in a quaint bungalow with his wife of more than 30 years, all the while preying on vulnerable women who lived in or worked in his vicinity. He committed many of the murders at the height of the crack craze, when the deadly drug had ensnared many in what
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