Justice

OHIO: Brooke Skylar Richardson cried as the jury handed down a not guilty verdict in the 2017 death of her newborn daughter. The jury found Richardson not guilty of aggravated murder, not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, not guilty of child endangerment and guilty of abuse of a corpse. The jury, comprised of seven women and five men, reached a verdict in less than five hours on Thursday.

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A vegan woman filed a lawsuit against her meat-cooking neighbours, and now a cookout has been planned in her honour — right outside her home. The Australian woman, who works as a massage therapist, said they were deliberately interrupting her garden time by barbecuing meat, smoking outdoors and letting their kids play basketball. Now, thousands of people have marked themselves as “attending” a community cookout outside this woman’s home called called event “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden” on Oct. 19.

Dan Rushing received the settlement after suing the city of Orlando, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Rushing, 65, was arrested in December 2015 during a traffic stop when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins saw flakes of glaze on his car’s floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal meth.

A series of roadside tests came back positive for the illegal substance.

Rushing spent 10 hours in jail on a possession of methamphetamine with a firearm charge before posting a $2,500 bond, the Sentinel reports.

A different test later proved the substance was sugar from the Krispy Kreme doughnuts he’d eaten.

Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man accused of secretly recording video of a “staggering” number of victims in their homes and in public places pleaded guilty to the crimes and was given a life sentence Wednesday.

Ryan Alden said afterward that he thinks he probably deserved the sentence for what he did.

He was working for a company that installed security systems in peoples’ homes. When the investigation began, cameras were found hidden in a Nichols Hills family home and an Oklahoma City family’s home. The cameras were installed behind vents pointing into the children’s bedrooms and bathrooms.

In his sentence hearing, a prosecutor with the state said investigators searched his computers and cell phones and found countless videos of more victims, many yet to be identified. An officer with the Edmond Police Department testified that there was enough video to fill 12 spindles of compact discs.

The videos were not only from other cameras in family’s bedrooms and bathrooms, but Alden was allegedly taking secret video up women’s skirts at restaurants, athletic centers, even churches around the Oklahoma City metro area.

A defendant standing trial on allegations of attacking a corrections officer sucker-punched his attorney in an Arizona courtroom after the judge ordered him to leave, according to a report.

The defendant, Lamont Payne, had repeatedly interrupted the judge during the courtroom proceeding last year.

“He was swearing and rolling his eyes and making a scene,” his public attorney Vladimir Gagic said. “Just causing a commotion and being a troublemaker.”

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Jared Carter hates that he had to take drastic measures against a homeless man who tried to attack him. Carter said he noticed the man was outside of his building smoking, so he asked him to leave. After being told the leave, the homeless man confronted Carter and then wanted to fight.

Ashley Nicole Ross and Glen Anthony Ross are now in jail in Humphreys County after deputies said the couple sold narcotic opioids to a woman in McEwen, Tennessee, which is nearly three hours from Memphis, two weeks ago. The woman who bought the narcotics overdosed, and when she was found dead, the drugs were traced back to the Rosses in the Memphis area, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis said in a news release. Deputies then went undercover and offered Ashley Ross $1,000 for another delivery. When she delivered, they arrested her, and then found her husband with the help of Memphis and Bartlett Police.

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A law firm worker cried in court as she was told she faces jail after her fake rape claims saw two innocent men locked up.

Laura Hood, 27, claimed a taxi driver had sexually assaulted her in the back seat of his cab after giving her a lift home following a night out drinking.

Detectives investigating her claims arrested Haroon Yousaf and also the driver of a different taxi with a similar number plate.

Mr Yousaf, 29, was detained in front of colleagues and spent 20 hours in custody, hanging over samples before he was released without charge.

Police suspected Mr Yousaf had been falsely accused when he shared GPS data which showed his cab went straight to Hood’s home without stopping.

There was also no evidence of physical contact between them and Hood gave a statement claiming her attacker was 58.

The other suspect was also cleared of any wrongdoing and Hood, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, was subsequently charged with faking her account.

The court heard she made her false claims after becoming separated from friends which she drinking Prosecco, ciders and vodka shots in Manchester city centre.

In a statement Mr Yousaf, a married father-of-two, said: ‘This still affects me in my day-to-day life and I don’t know if I will ever come back fully from this.

‘Before this incident I was a strong person. However I’m now negative and worry that things can go wrong.

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A man wearing a mask and holding a gun tried to climb through the drive-thru window of the Pit Stop gas station on Monday but a prepared store employee pulled out a handgun from under the counter and pointed it at the suspect. The employee fired the gun once in the air, and the suspect fled on foot.

An Albuquerque woman was filmed yelling obscenities at a police officer after she was arrested for allegedly riding her electric scooter in the wrong direction while intoxicated.

Lily Romero, 27, was the first resident of the New Mexico city who was arrested for DWI on an electric scooter – just days after the vehicles were legally allowed onto the town’s roadways.

Albuquerque rolled out its rent-a-scooter program operated by the Boston-based company Zagster.

Local laws require e-scooter riders to stay in bike lanes. Wherever there aren’t bike lanes, e-scooters must be ridden on sidewalks.

After being stopped, Romero told police that she was returning from a bar, where she drank two beers, KOB-TV reported.

In the police complaint, officers allege that they could smell alcohol on her breath.

In the video, the officer is seen trying to explain to Romero why she is being pulled over despite her not driving a car.

‘If I fail this I’m going to get a DWI? Is that what you’re saying?’

The officer replies that there will be an investigation and that her being charged is a possibility.

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An Ohio jury on Friday slapped Oberlin College with an $11.2 million damages penalty for siding with three black students who had claimed they were victims of racial profiling after they were caught shoplifting in 2016, a report said.

The liberal arts college must pay the massive compensatory damages award to the family-owned Gibson’s Bakery, where the three students had been arrested for attempting to steal or buy alcohol with a false ID.

The arrests were met with massive protests by students and faculty at the school.

During the protests, the Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo, drew up a flyer, claiming Gibson’s had a history of racial profiling, the Chronicle-Telegram reported.

But wait…it gets better…on Tuesday, the jury will begin considering punitive damages against the college. 🙂

ELYRIA — A Lorain County jury on Friday awarded the owners of Gibson’s Bakery more than $11 million from Oberlin College in finding that the college inflicted emotional distress, interfered with business relationships and libeled the family-owned bakery in downtown Oberlin.

The jury also found that Meredith Raimondo, the college’s vice president and dean of students, libeled the family and business.

“All the Gibsons ever wanted was for the truth to come out,” Lee Plakas, lead attorney for the Gibson family, said afterward. “All they ever asked from the beginning, from Oberlin College, was to use its power and influence and might to tell the truth, and that letter never came. But the jury sent the letter that was louder and more visible and more public. I think the Gibson family is grateful for that and grateful for the jury to have the courage to be able to send a letter that no one else would send for the last almost three years.”

The jury ruled for Allyn W. Gibson and his son, David Gibson, as well as the bakery itself — awarding $5.8 million for David, $3 million for Allyn and $2.2 million for the bakery.

The jury found in favor of David Gibson on both counts of libel against the college and Raimondo. The jurors blamed only the college for intentional infliction of emotional distress to David Gibson, clearing Raimondo on that count.

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Justice has been served to a man that made up a hate crime after HE burned a church down and tried blaming it on Trump supporters

A member of an African American church in Mississippi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for burning the church, which was also spray painted with “Vote Trump” a week before the 2016 presidential election.

WLBT-TV reports 47-year-old Andrew McClinton was sentenced Thursday in Greenville. Circuit Judge Margaret Carey-McCray also gave him 10 years of supervised release after the 10 in prison. McClinton pleaded guilty to arson on March 28.

Investigators said McClinton belonged to the church that was vandalized and burned, Hopewell Missionary Baptist in Greenville.

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Idaho Falls Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Neptune Drive for reports that an armed and masked man had forced entry into a private residence around 1:30 a.m Sunday.

Within nine minutes of the 911 call being placed to Idaho Falls Dispatch, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrived on scene and apprehended the suspect outside the residence.

28-year-old Eddie Walker of Idaho Falls was arrested for burglary, aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill and was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

A 12 gauge shotgun was recovered at the scene. Police say no shots were fired.

According to IFPD, one resident received minor injuries as a result of a physical altercation with the suspect before officers arrived on scene. No other injuries were reported in regards to this incident.

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Stephen Routh went to the home after a neighbor called him about the intruders on Sunday. He arrived just as the three teen suspects were trying to leave from the back door. Routh pointed his gun at the teens and ordered them all to get on the ground. He was on the phone with 911 and held them at gunpoint until the police arrived. The teens didn’t take anything from the house but completely ransacked it.

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Clayton County Schools said it is investigating what led to a teacher getting into a fight with a student. The incident, which was caught on camera, happened at Charles Drew High School in Riverdale after the student threw a desk at the teacher. The video then shows the teacher push the high schooler to the floor and repeatedly punch the student. On Monday night, the student and his legal guardian spoke to Channel 2’s Matt Johnson. They showed him medical documents that say the punches led to a concussion. “That didn’t look like restraining him to me, it looked like you beat my child,” said Yaquanda Lewis. Lucas said the football coach supervising the class made a joke about the student’s stocking cap that involved his recently deceased mother. “He had his hat on and his stocking and he said the teacher said, ‘Quit cutting up your momma’s stockings and wearing them on your head.’ He said he was picking on him, trying to make the class laugh, and that made him upset,” Lucas said

The leader of an international child porn ring was killed in a prison beating this week after one of his victims predicted his fate. Fellow inmates at the federal prison in Milan, Michigan, where Maire was locked up, attacked him Friday, according to the outlet. Maire died at a hospital several hours later. The prison melee left four injured, including two guards. At least one of the attackers was armed with a homemade knife.

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A woman fatally shot a man who was trying to rob her at a bus stop Tuesday morning in Chicago’s Fernwood neighborhood. The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was waiting for her bus when a 19-year-old man attempted to rob her at gunpoint. The woman, who has a conceal carry license, was armed as well. Surveillance video shows as they struggle, she pulled out her gun and shot him in the neck.

Jorge Porto-Sierra’s plan to burn and kill sex offenders was thwarted when police arrived too soon.

Police say that the 50-year-old Porto-Sierra was trying to kill sex offenders and set them on fire at the Friendly Village Inn & Motel in Kissimmee, Fla. An Osceola County detective said the man admitted his plan and he has now been charged with four counts of attempted premeditated murder.

According to the police report, a man was standing outside his room when Porto-Sierra jumped out of his car and began screaming at the individual. Terrified, the man ran back into his room, prompting Porto-Sierra to break one motel’s windows and pour gasoline inside. The enraged Porto-Sierra also reportedly yelled, “You’re going to die child molester! I’m coming in!” Meanwhile, the man and his roommate escaped through the back window.

In addition, Porto-Sierra allegedly attacked two other individuals inside a car in the hotel parking lot, first by pouring gasoline into the car through an open window. When the driver attempted to flee, Porto-Sierra got into his black Ford Focus and started ramming their car.

Deputies then arrived on the scene, where they say Porto-Sierra surrendered right away. Waiving his Miranda rights, Porto-Sierra confessed and told the authorities, “they raped kids, they are child molesters that all live here and deserve to die.”

Osceola County is known for being a sex offender haven, as it isn’t in the restricted range of schools, playgrounds, and churches, and there is a history of registered sex offenders living at the Friendly Village Inn & Motel.

WESH 2 News reported that at least two of the four victims are convicted sex offenders.

When the police asked why he didn’t follow through with the plan, Jorge Porto-Sierra responded, “because you got here too soon.”

He is currently in custody at the Osceola County Jail without bond.

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Clark County District Judge Stefany Miley was charged with battery domestic violence this weekend in connection with an incident involving her 18-year-old son, according to an attorney who called police.

Miley, who has served on the bench since 2005, faces one count under her maiden name Stefany Tewell, stemming from an incident that occurred Saturday, according to Las Vegas Municipal Court records.

Details of her arrest were not immediately available. Miley is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court on Jan. 22.

The judge has hired defense attorney David Chesnoff, who said Wednesday afternoon that he had not seen the police report.

“We look forward to representing Judge Miley, who intends on vigorously defending herself against these mere allegations,” Chesnoff said.

The judge is in the midst of a divorce from Edward Miley, a family law and criminal defense attorney. One of his lawyers in the divorce, Bruce Gale, told the Review-Journal that he received a text message at 7:06 p.m. Saturday from Edward Miley, who had forwarded a message from his teenage son.

“Call me now,” Gale said the message read. “I need help. Mom punched me in the mouth and hit me in the head while I was driving. I (am) bleeding and need you to pick me up. She started screaming around the neighbors and tried falling on me to make it look like I was hurting her.”

Gale also said that the couple’s 8-year-old son was in the car at the time.

After reviewing Nevada’s Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers, Gale said, he spoke further with Edward Miley on Saturday night and then contacted police. Municipal court records show the incident was reported at 10:59 p.m.

Stefany Miley was first elected to Family Court in 2004 for a term that started in January 2005, before being elected to District Court in 2008.

Miley was granted a temporary protective order against her husband in late 2009 after he was arrested on domestic abuse charges, according to court records.

The judge told police that in October of that year, her husband had been drinking and was abusive to her, a police report stated.

The court papers stated Edward Miley became abusive with the family dog, grabbing the dog by the throat and threatening to kill it.

Neither the judge nor Edward Miley were available for comment Wednesday.

Edward Miley filed for divorce earlier this year, claiming “catastrophic health issues” and requesting “spousal support.”

The couple, who married in Austin, Texas, in 1997, both stated in filings with the court that they had become “incompatible in marriage to such an extent that it is impossible for them to live together as husband and wife.”

In his complaint, Edward Miley’s lawyers wrote that he “loves his wife Stefany very much, but regrettably the incompatibility between Edward and Stefany is so great that presently there is no possibility of reconciliation between them.”