How to prevent car theft after 3 teens charged for such crimes in Madison – Better Life Info

 

Being in the media industry (I edit legal news online), I often come across news where people are arrested or charged for stealing from vehicles. I ended my day’s work on June 16 with just that kind of news in which Fitchburg police announced the arrest of three suspects in a series of crimes including vehicle thefts, burglaries and financial offenses.

I immediately thought about sharing some tips and a video that will show you how to stop people from stealing your car or even items from it. After all we work so hard for our families and not for thieves.

Coming back to the news that inspired me to share the video, the three suspects arrested on June 10, 2021 were all teenagers.

Lt. Edward Hartwick said three adolescents suspected of being involved in a recent crime spree were seen entering the home on Madison’s west side.

After leaving the house, two 15-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy were arrested, and a car reported stolen earlier in the day from Madison was located nearby, according to Hartwick.

The 15-year-olds were wanted for a robbery in Fitchburg on June 6 in which a 14-year-old girl was shot in the head with a revolver.

They were arrested and brought to the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of armed robbery. According to Hartwick, one of them was on electronic monitoring from past juvenile trials.

The 17-year-old, identified as Marquan Webb, has been charged with robbery, criminal theft, and misuse of personal identifying information, according to Hartwick.

With so many people sadly becoming jobless after Covid-19, I think there is nothing better left for people than steal from others. Due to this, I believe that such crimes are on the rise more than ever before.

How to 100% theft-proof your vehicle

As I told you above, after much research, I have got a video for you in which you will learn how to stop such crimes from happening with, and adversely affecting you. The video called “How to 100% Theft-Proof Your Car!” shows you several ways that will help you prevent thieves from stealing from your vehicle or things from it. After all nobody wants criminals to have fun on their hard earned money. And prevention is always better than cure (which in such cases you may think is reporting the crime to police).

Keeping Your Car Safe: Tips for Preventing Auto Theft

  1. Never Leave Valuables in Your Vehicle.
  2. Lock Your Car Doors.
  3. Remove Your Keys from the Vehicle.
  4. Do Not Leave a Spare Key Near Your Vehicle.
  5. Close the Windows.
  6. Park in Well-Lit Areas.
  7. Install an Audible Alarm System and Anti-Theft Device. .
  8. Install a Vehicle Immobilizer System.
  9. Install a Tracking System.

Original Source: How to prevent car theft after 3 teens charged for such crimes in Madison – Better Life Info

 

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Covid-19 vaccine passports to help you fly during the pandemic

Just a year ago the world was waiting for scientists to create a vaccine to end the troubles it was facing due to Covid-19. And now, the the European Union (EU) is looking to develop and launch COVID-19 vaccine passports.

The EU will launch these passports in partnership with the the airline sector and the governments of some Asian countries. The partnership aims to ease travel and give a much needed boost to the global tourism industry.

Travelers would now be able use cellphone apps to prove they have been vaccinated. This could help them avoid onerous quarantine requirements at their destinations.

The user’s official or authorized e-immunization record would be contained in the Covid-19 vaccine passports.

Britain’s National Health Service app allows fully vaccinated users to prove their status when traveling overseas. But,the EU, China, and Japan are working on their own digital vaccination certificates for cross-border travel.

Any official vaccination certificates will be stored in smartphone apps, like the mobile wallets that would be launched by the EU by June, 2021.

However, the multiple efforts highlight the lack of one central global system to electronically verify vaccination status.

While questions related to privacy and vaccine inequality linger, the projects are also facing technical issues in collaborating.

Concerns have also been raised about the misuse of data to “control people, restrict freedom and erode privacy.”

Read more: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/how-vaccine-passports-for-global-travel-will-work/articleshow/82971781.cms

Original source of this article: https://fablifeinfo.com/index.php/2021/05/26/covid-19-vaccine-passports-to-help-you-fly-during-the-pandemic/

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Chauvin to learn black lives matter in jail; but it’s only 40 years he is facing

The US police is yet to learn that Black lives matter as seen in the recent killing of a Black man during a traffic stop. But, justice has been served in the case against the former Minneapolis officer whose actions in the death of George Floyd sparked massive protests.

Derek Chauvin, who killed Floyd last year by kneeling on his neck last year, has been convicted of all counts against him. Chauvin is facing just 40 years in prison, although it should have death or a life sentence without parole for all the pain the US suffered because of the crime he committed. According to Islamic principles, it is death for a person who kills another because not only black but all lives matter. Islam also says that the crime of a person who takes one life is as if he has killed all humans. But, sadly Chauvin is facing neither life nor the death sentence, which is given in rare cases.

However, the US police has still not understood that black lives matter as white police officer recently allegedly shot a young Black motorist to death during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.

The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright triggered three nights of protests and civil unrest.

Minnesota  authorities have charged with second-degree manslaughter Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center police officer who was arrested on April 14 for killing 20-year-old Wright during an April 11 traffic stop.

The incident occurred amid the trial of Chauvin.

The maximum sentence he could get is 40 years for second-degree unintentional murder, 25 years for third-degree murder and 10 years for second-degree manslaughter. Those sentences would likely be served concurrently, not consecutively, since they are all for the same crime.

The judge in the trial canceled his bail and said Chauvin would be sentenced in eight weeks.

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Black Lives Matter: When will US police understand?

Looks like the US police will never understand that Black lives matter, even after what the country went through following the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

A white police officer has now been taken into custody for shooting a young Black motorist to death during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.

The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright triggered three nights of protests and civil unrest.

Minnesota  authorities have charged with second-degree manslaughter Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center police officer who was arrested on April 14 for killing 20-year-old Wright during an April 11 traffic stop.

The incident occurred amid the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was last year charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 2020 death of Floyd.

Potter, a 26-year veteran of the police department, resigned from her post on Tuesday after Wright’s death sparked protests. Police Chief Tim Gannon also tendered his resignation Tuesday, after telling reporters one day earlier that Potter appeared to have mistaken her gun for her Taser during the traffic stop.

Gannon has said police video shows Potter apparently drew her hand gun instead of her Taser by mistake when she opened fire on Wright, after he broke away from a fellow officer and climbed back into his car.

Wright’s family members and their lawyer have rejected that notion that an accident was to blame for Wright’s death.

The Washington County Attorney’s Office said Potter was acting as her partner’s field training officer at the time of the shooting.

“Certain occupations carry an immense responsibility and none more so than a sworn police officer,” Imran Ali, assistantcriminal division chief and director of the major crimes unit for the County Attorney’s Office, said in the statement.

“We will vigorously prosecute this case and intend to prov ethat Officer Potter abrogated her responsibility to protect the public when she used her firearm rather than her Taser,” he said. “Her action caused the unlawful killing of Mr. Wright, and she must be held accountable.”

Wright was shot on Sunday after being pulled over for an expired automobile registration, and officers discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest, according to the official police account of the confrontation.

In police video of the incident, Potter can be heardshouting, “Holy shit, I just shot him,” after she fires a singleshot that struck Wright in the chest.

To convict Potter of second-degree manslaughter under Minnesota law, prosecutors must show that she was “culpably negligent” and took an “unreasonable risk” in her actions against Wright. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Lawyer Benjamin Crump, who represents Wright’s family, stated that the charge fell short of meeting a greater need for police reform in the United States.

Crump said, “While we appreciate that the district attorney is pursuing justice for Daunte, no conviction can give the Wright family their loved one back. This was no accident. This was an intentional, deliberate, and unlawful use of force. Driving while Black continues to result in a death sentence.”

Original source: https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/trending/fatal-shooting-black-man-during-traffic-stop-sparks-protests-near-minneapolis/5DRBHRB2LNG6BJDWZIV2DOQ77Q/

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I CAN’T BREATHE: Minneapolis police veteran says kneeling on Floyd’s neck was not at all required – Life And Crime Stories

 

Source: https://lifeandcrimestories.wordpress.com/2021/04/05/minneapolis-police-veteran-says-chauvin-did-a-totally-unnecessary-thing-by-kneeling-on-floyds-neck/

The world knows that a black man died while saying ‘ I can’t breathe’ last year after a former U.S officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, but the head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide division has now testified that it was an act that was not at all required.

Lt. Richard Zimmerman gave testimony on April 2 during the trial of formfficer Derek Chauvin who was charged with murder of George Floyd, saying that kneeling on Floyd ‘s neck while he was handcuffed and lying on his stomach was top-tier, deadly force and “totally unnecessary.”

Zimmerman testified at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, saying, “If your knee is on a person’s neck, that can kill him.”

He added when someone is handcuffed behind their back, “your muscles are pulling back … and if you’re laying on your chest, that’s constricting your breathing even more.

Zimmerman also gave testimony that once Floyd was handcuffed, he saw “no reason for why the officers felt they were in danger — if that’s what they felt — and that’s what they would have to feel to be able to use that kind of force.”

Zimmerman, replied, “Absolutely,”, when prosecutor Matthew Frank asked.“So in your opinion, should that restraint have stopped once he was handcuffed and thrown on the ground?”

He said he has received use-of-force training annually — as all officers do — since joining the city force in 1985.

He also said he has never been trained to kneel on someone’s neck if they’re handcuffed behind their back and in the prone position.

Zimmerman said, “Once you secure or handcuff a person, you need to get them out of the prone position as soon as possible because it restricts their breathing,” , adding “you need to turn them on their side or have them sit up.”

He also gave testimony that even if an ambulance has been called, it is the duty of police to provide care for a person in distress.

 

Source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/watch-trial-of-derek-chauvin-charged-with-killing-george-floyd-day-5

 

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Capital murder charge filed against mother accused of drugging Jason Marks, 6, to death for insurance money – Life And Crime Stories

Source: Capital murder charge filed against mother accused of drugging Jason Marks, 6, to death for insurance money – Life And Crime Stories

Money is important, but what would you say if a woman kills her child for insurance money.

Ashley Marks has been charged with capital murder after she allegedly killed her 6-year-old son with a toxic mix of methamphetamine and cocaine for insurance money, according to Harris County court records.

25-year-old appeared before a judge on April 1 in Harris County court   where prosecutors read a  charge of capital murder against her in the death of  June 27 death of Jason Sanchez Marks, according to court records.

Prosecutors say Marks allegedly killed the boy to collect on two life insurance policies totaling $100,000.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences ruled the cause of death as the toxic effects of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and diphenhydramine with methamphetamine. The agency said the boy’s manner of death was homicide.

Prosecutors have accused Marks of causing Jason’s death by administering those drugs.

According to the medical examiner, the boy died at his grandfather’s house.

Marks is due to make her first appearance in court before Judge Robert Johnson in the 177th criminal court on April 5.

Original sources:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/crime/article/Woman-charged-with-capital-murder-in-drug-induced-16069366.php

https://abc13.com/mom-charged-with-capital-murder-in-6-year-old-sons-overdose/10468117/

 

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Japanese cop, vice principal arrested for filming female sex workers; Orem man charged with 2019 murder of his newborn child – Life And Crime Stories

Officer arrested for illegally recording female sex worker at Osaka hotel

An Osaka officer has been taken into custody for illegally recording a female sex worker at an Osaka City hotel.

The 52-year-old officer, stationed in the juvenile division, was apprehended by Osaka Prefectural Police for the incident that allegedly occurred on March 20.

He is accused of using his smartphone to take tosatsu (voyeur) footage of the over 30-year-old victim who was providing him a sex service inside a room of the hotel at the time.

The officer admitted to the accusations, saying. “I wanted to look at [the footage] later,”, after he was arrested on suspicion breaching the Minor Offenses Act.

The woman apprehended the officer and turned him over to police, after she noticed that she was being recorded.

A representative of the Osaka Prefectural Police said, “It is regrettable that a staff member was arrested. Upon confirming the facts, we will deal with [the matter] strictly.”

Source: https://www.tokyoreporter.com/crime/osaka-cop-accused-illicit-filming-of-sex-worker-in-hotel/

 

Japanese school vice principal arrested for illegal recording of female sex worker

The vice principal of an elementary school has been taken into custody in connection with the alleged illegal recording of a female sex worker at a hotel in Ichinomiya City.

Hiroshi Iwai, the vice principal of an elementary school in Gifu City, was apprehended by Aichi Prefectural Police for the incident that occurred on March 21, Sunday.

On that day, at around 3:40 p.m., the 58-year-old allegedly tried to use a camera concealed inside a pen to take tosatsu (voyeur) footage of the victim, 28, while she provided him a sex service inside a room of the love hotel.

Iwai mounted the pen inside his bag, to record the woman.

After the victim noticed that she was being filmed, she contacted an employee at her service. That employee then arrived at the scene and arrested Iwai.

The Ichinomiya Police Station said Iwai admitted to the accusation, after he was arrested on suspicion of breaching a prefectural public nuisance ordinance.

Source: https://www.tokyoreporter.com/crime/aichi-vice-principal-accused-camera-in-pen-to-film-sex-worker-love-hotel/

 

 

Orem man charged with 2019 murder of his newborn child

A 23-year-old Orem man has been charged with murder in the 2019 death of his newborn son in South Jordan.

Mitchell Aaron Barrows is facing the charge in the death of 6-week-old Adrian Keith Barrows.

According to an autopsy conducted on Oct. 9, 2019, the death was caused by “blunt force trauma to the head inflicted by another person,” the charges state.

According to charging documents, officers were summoned to a South Jordan apartment on Oct. 5, 2019, and found Adrian crying and having difficulty breathing. The child was transported to a local hospital where “it was discovered that (Adrian) had bleeding on the brain.”

Adrian was airlifted o Primary Children’s Hospital where he died from his injuries two days later on Oct. 7.

During a police interview, the child’s mother said Mitchell Barrows was watching the infant in another room when she “all of the sudden heard Adrian screaming. It was like a very unusual scream for him. It sounded different than any other cry I had heard from him. He has never been in pain from the water being too hot or anything like that. I have never heard a pain cry from him, and so it sounded like pain,” she told investigators, according to the charges.

When the mother went to the front room from the bedroom, she said she saw Barrows picking the child up out of baby bouncer and believed Adrian was crying due to a messy diaper.

Source: https://www.ksl.com/article/50131465/utahn-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-6-week-old-son-in-2019

Source: Japanese cop, vice principal arrested for filming female sex workers; Orem man charged with 2019 murder of his newborn child – Life And Crime Stories

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Dancehall entertainer’s son among 2 sentenced to life for murder; Elderly woman charged in Mafraq murder of her married daughter for “family honour” – Life And Crime Stories

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Dancehall entertainer’s son among 2 sentenced to life for murder

Dante Brooks, a son of dancehall entertainer, Mavado, is among two males who have been sentenced to life in prison for murder.

Brooks, who is 18-year-old now, and Andre Hinds, were given the sentence in the Home Circuit Court on March 19 after they were convicted of murder, illegal possession of firearm and arson in January, 2021, in the 2018 death of Lorenzo Thomas.

Brooks will become eligible for parole consideration after serving 22 years.

In addition, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on each count of illegal possession of firearm and arson. The three sentences are to run simultaneously.

Hinds was sentenced to life in prison for murder, with a stipulation that he serve 17 years before being eligible for parole consideration.

He was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearm possession and arson. His sentences would also run at the same time.

Brooks and Hinds had been charged in the June 5, 2018, gruesome murder of Lorenzo Thomas in the St Andrew community of Cassava Piece.

Brooks and Hinds were among five men who entered a home and shot Thomas before forcing his father into another room, according to prosecutors.

Thomas’ assailants allegedly tried to sever his head but were thwarted because the machete they were using was not sharp enough.

They were then accused of pouring gasoline on the house and body before setting the place ablaze.

Prosecutors relied on the eyewitness evidence of Thomas’ father, who indicated that he knew the people who killed his son from the community.

Source: http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/mavados-son-and-co-accused-get-life-sentences-murder

One of two juvenile suspects in Calloway Cove triple murder to be tried as adult

One of two 17-year-olds who are facing charges related to a February triple murder at the Calloway Cove apartments on will stand trial as an adult in the case.

The charges against Owen Laureano-Cosme have been elevated from felony murder charges to second-degree murder for the incident that occurred on Feb. 8

A charging document from the State Attorney’s Office identifies Laureano-Cosme as the alleged shooter in the robbery attempt that left a woman and two men dead.

The victims were identified as Sara Cancel-Urriola, Angel Nater and Randy Garcia. Urriola was a 30-year-old mother.

Five teenagers have been charged in the case, including Laureano-Cosme. Three counts of second-degree murder have been filed against him.

18-year-old Keon Lester has been charged with felony murder, 18-year-old Robert Kay has been accused of conspiracy. A second 17-year-old boy has been charged with felony murder, and a 14-year-old girl is charged as an accessory. JSO has said she was the getaway driver.

Four teenagers were apprehended on the spot, and Kay was arrested later.

Investigators are yet to identify who pulled the trigger during the incident.

Source: https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2021/03/19/charges-upgraded-for-17-year-old-in-calloway-cove-triple-murder/

Man held in North Brunswick for first-degree murder of Somerset man

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Joseph Battaglia of the North Brunswick Township Police Department have announced a charge of murder against a 43-year-old New Brunswick man, who was arrested in connection with the homicide of another man at the Farrington Inn in North Brunswick.

Demond Gray, of New Brunswick is being held in North Brunswick on the charge in the the death of Abdul Conteh, 60, of Somerset.

According to the statement, officers from the North Brunswick Police Department responded to the Farrington Inn on Route 130 around noon on March 20 after receiving an emergency call for an unresponsive male. After arriving, authorities found Conteh physically injured. He was declared dead at the scene, according to authorities.

Gray allegedly assaulted Conteh to death in the hotel room, according to an investigation by Detective Kerry Shutz of the North Brunswick Police Department and Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Gray was charged on March 21 with one count of first-degree murder.

He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

Source: https://centraljersey.com/2021/03/21/new-brunswick-man-charged-with-homicide-at-farrington-inn-in-north-brunswick/

WV man arrested, charged with murder for beating his girlfriend’s son, 7, to death with hammer

A West Virginia man, who was arrested after he allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 7-year-old son to death with a hammer, is facing murder and other other charges, according to police.

Rashad Akeem Thompson has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, malicious wounding and two counts of domestic battery.

Beckley police stated the 34-year-old was accused of killing the boy and stabbing a 24-year-old woman early Thursday, March 18, at a Beckley residence..

According to a criminal complaint, the woman was the child’s mother and that Thompson was her boyfriend.

According to the statement, the woman was in critical condition at a hospital.

A neighbour was allegedly woken up by the mother knocking on her door, according to the complaint. The mother requested that the woman accompany her two children to her residence. The woman was successful in bringing back the mother’s 2-year-old child.

Thompson was apprehended and is being held at the Southern Regional Jail until his indictment.

The incident is still being investigated.

Source: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/ap/man-charged-in-wv-with-fatal-beating-of-child-with-hammer/article_db9c3407-34af-5676-82c8-3a3a5db132a6.html

Investigation underway, man charged with murder in Feb homicide of Ranea Bell

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Ames Police Department are conducting investigation into a February homicide for which a man has been charged with murder.

33-year-old Richard George Fleck, also called Rashaud Sims, was identified as a suspect in the incident that occurred on Feb. 20.

The investigation started on Feb. 20, when the lifeless body of Ranea Bell, 37, was found about 7 p.m. in a residence at 407 S. Fifth St. in Ames, according to the Ames Police Department.

Evidence inside the residence led investigators to determine that Bell’s death was the result of a homicide, and police named Fleck as a suspect. Fleck was at that time believed to be in the Kansas City, Missouri, area but had ties in Texas and Mississippi, according to police.

The Des Moines Police Department apprehended Fleck on March 20 for two alleged assaults of females in east Des Moines. The department issued the following statement midday Sunday in regard to the arrest of Fleck:

On 21 March 2021, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Des Moines Police Department police officers and Des Moines Fire Department rescue personnel responded to a home in the 2500 block of Garfield Avenue to investigate a report of an assault.

First responders arrived to find an adult female victim suffering from serious facial injuries. She was transported by Des Moines Fire Department medics to MercyOne – Des Moines where she remains hospitalized. She is expected to survive.

Officers learned that a witness had apparently interrupted the attack and then fled the home to call police. The suspect chased after the witness and began to assault her. Neighbors witnessed this and intervened. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

Des Moines Police Department police officers established a perimeter and initiated a K-9 search for the suspect. A police officer assisting in the search located the suspect attempting to hide in a tree. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect turned out to be Fleck. Further investigation found he had an active Murder–1st Degree warrant issued by the Ames Police Department. Ames Police Department investigators were contacted and responded to the scene, where they arrested Fleck.

Des Moines Police Department police officers had a consultation with the Polk County Attorney’s office about appropriate charges for the assault incident. Warrants have since been requested for Attempted Murder and Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury.

Fleck is facing a charge of first-degree murder after he was arrested early on March 21 and turned over the Ames Police Department.

He is being detained in the Story County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Source: https://theperrynews.com/first-degree-murder-charge-filed-in-ames-homicide/

Elderly woman charged in Mafraq murder of her married daughter for “family honour”

An elderly woman is facing charges after she allegedly killed her 39-year-old married daughter for reasons related to “family honour” earlier in the month in Mafraq.

The woman, 65, has been charged by the Criminal Court prosecutor with premeditated murder.

Police Spokesperson Lt. Col. Amer Sartawi said, the victim sustained one fatal stab wound to the heart allegedly by her mother while in her house on March 11.

Sartawi said, “We were informed that a woman stabbed her daughter and we headed to the crime scene and arrested the mother without any major incident.”

Investigators concluded that the mother was the “sole perpetrator in the stabbing incident, according to a senior judicial source,

According to the senior judicial source, the victim had marital problems with her husband and moved back in with the suspect nearly two years ago.

The victim had stomach pain on the day of the incident and went to the doctor with the suspect, according to the senior judicial source.

According to a senior judicial source, the victim’s mother and the woman were told by the physician that the victim was five months pregnant.

The senior judicial source said, “The physician congratulated the mother telling her that her daughter was pregnant.”

When the pair returned home, the senior judicial source said quoting initial testimony of the suspect, “the mother grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed her daughter once in the chest”.

When investigators and the police arrived at the house, the senior judicial source maintained, “the suspect claimed that she murdered her daughter in a moment of rage after learning of her pregnancy”.

According to the senior judicial source, “The suspect told investigators that she committed the murder to cleanse her family’s honour,”, based on initial interview of the suspect by the Criminal Court’s prosecutor.

A second medical source told that the victim died of a single stab wound that “penetrated the victim’s heart causing her immediate death”.

The senior judicial source said that the criminal court prosecutor had interviewed the victim’s family members and husband to know more about what happened.

The senior judicial source said, “Everyone was ruled out in the family, including the victim’s male siblings, of any involvement in the stabbing death of the woman. …The accused remains detained at a women’s correctional and rehabilitation centre for 15 days pending further investigations”.

Source: https://en.ammonnews.net/article/48008

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‘Cosmic web’ reveals maze of dwarf galaxies | Breaking News, Latest News, World, South Asia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh News & Analysis

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Black Lives Matter: Former cop accused of killing George Floyd faces more trouble with the law – Life And Crime Stories

A US judge has granted prosecutors’ request to add a third-degree murder charge against an ex-Minneapolis officer who allegedly killed George Floyd by pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck,…

Source: Black Lives Matter: Former cop accused of killing George Floyd faces more trouble with the law – Life And Crime Stories

A US judge has granted prosecutors’ request to add a third-degree murder charge against an ex-Minneapolis officer who allegedly killed George Floyd by pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck, after a court had earlier decided that the charge shouldn’t have been tossed against the officer.

A court had earlier decided a third-degree murder charge shouldn’t have been tossed against Derek Chauvin, who is already facing second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

A Minnesota Court of Appeals decided on March 5 that a trial court judge should not have refused to reinstate that charge against Chauvin.

In adding the third-degree murder charge against Chauvin, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill offered the jury an additional option for conviction and resolving an issue that might have delayed his trial for months.

Cahill reinstated the charge after Chauvin, failed to get appellate courts to block it.

He had earlier rejected the charge as not warranted by the circumstances of Floyd’s death but an appellate court ruling in an unrelated case established new grounds.

Defense lawyer Eric Nelson had contended that he is not ready to argue the additional charge.

Floyd died May 25 after being pinned to the ground by Chauvin. Floyd, who was handcuffed, cried out repeatedly that he couldn’t breathe. The incident was captured on video and sparked protests around the country against police brutality and systemic racism.

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