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A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison for a DUI crash that killed two people and left another seriously injured.

On August 9, 28-year-old Cheyenne Wyllie pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree murder against 69-year-old Angelita Espinosa and 10-year-old Jamie Espinosa, as well as felony driving under the influence causing injury with the special allegation of causing great bodily injury against George Espinosa, Jamie’s father.

In the evening of March 26, 2016, the Tualre County District Attorney’s Office says Wylie ran a stop sign and slammed into a minivan driven by the Espinosa family. The family was visiting Tulare County from Las Vegas at the time.

Angelita and Jamie were killed in the crash and George suffered major injuries requiring multiple and extensive surgeries.

The DA says Wylie was determined to be driving with a .21% BAC.

Investigation showed Wylie had spent the evening drinking at a downtown Visalia restaurant and at a friend’s house.

Cellular phone forensics showed that Wyllie sent text messages to friends and family detailing her inebriation and her intention to drive, despite return text messages telling her not to.

“The word ‘closure’ is a difficult word to use in a tragic case like this. Just because the court process has ended doesn’t mean the Espinosa family will be made whole again. Cheyenne Wyllie took what can never be given back,” said District Attorney Tim Ward. “What is readily apparent is the outpouring of love and support from friends, family, and this community for the Espinosa family. I ask that Angelita and Jamie’s memories be honored this way: if you truly love and care for others, never drive under the influence. Please call someone, use rideshare, or just don’t get behind the wheel. These cases are entirely preventable. Please be safe on the road.”

Under current California law, the DA says Wyllie must serve 19 years and 4 months in prison before she is eligible for a parole hearing.

“We will honor the victims by never forgetting this tragedy. The Office of the District Attorney will appear at any potential parole hearing and argue against the possibility of early release,” continued District Attorney Ward.

The case was investigated by the California Highway Patrol and the TCDA Bureau of Investigations.

A 31-year-old Geneva woman Lindsay P. Anderson, faces prison after admitting to sexually assaulting and abusing two of her former students from Carpentersville Middle School.

Authorities said the former high school coach was a teacher at Carpentersville Middle School in Carpentersville, Illinois when she groomed her teenage victims with gifts and drugs before engaging in sexual relationships with both of them between 2013 and May 2015.

According to prosecutors, Anderson sexually assaulted two male students between July 2013 and May 2015. Anderson knew both victims from when she was employed at Carpentersville Middle School but was not their teacher when the assaults took place, prosecutors said.

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 34, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI count last month after she was caught speeding through a stop sign in Bluffton, near Hilton Head, a year ago. In exchange for her plea, Cutshaw had several other charges against her dropped. Cutshaw, who works as a real estate agent, told police following her arrest that she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who graduated from a ‘high accredited university’. According to the police report, Cutshaw also described herself as a white ‘thoroughbred’ and ‘a white, clean girl’.

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An 18-year-old Oklahoma woman was arrested Monday with an AK-47 after she allegedly threatened to shoot “400 people for fun,” including some at her former high school. Deputies went on to search Wilson’s home, with her mother’s permission. The mother led investigators to Wilson’s room, telling them she knew about the AK-47 because her daughter had been saving up to buy it.

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The Sheriff’s Office stated the deputy pulled Aaron Thomas, 31, and Megan Mondanaro, 35, over at 870 Sadler Road and stated there was a strong odor of an alcoholic drink emitting from both of them.

Cap has taken to a life of crime after the avengers broke up it appears.

According to WABG in Greenville, Clarksdale police responded to the 1500 block of Lee Drive just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, the homeowner had 36-year-old David Hobbs held at gunpoint.

Hobbs was dressed in a Captain America costume. According to the homeowner, he was alerted by his alarm and exited his home, armed with a handgun and found Hobbs breaking into his shed.

Hobbs was taken into custody and he was expected to appear in Clarksdale municipal court Tuesday at 2:00 pm on a burglary charge.

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A former high school teacher accused of having sex with a student is now challenging the constitutionality of a state law used to charge her.

Former Oldham County High School teacher Haley Reed, 37, faces rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor charges.

Police say, she admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old while she was choir teacher at the high school. The encounters allegedly happened between April and June 2018 during after school hours inside the school.

According to the indictment, Reed was charged because she was “in a position of authority” of someone under the age of 18.

In a court filing, the defense claims the student was old enough to consent to a sexual relationship under state law, which means Reed’s rights under Kentucky’s constitution were violated when she was arrested.

Reed’s four-day trial begins in November.

Elyes Castillo, 45, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, witness tampering and having sex while she had a venereal disease without the informed consent of the alleged victim, the criminal complaint says.

Police found out about the alleged abuse after Castillo got into a fiery argument last month with her own children who are aged 13 and 14.

The confrontation became so heated that the children’s father contacted child protective services and told them that Castillo had allegedly abused them.

Police then started investigating sex abuse claims.

The boy told investigators that he met Castillo last year when he was in the sixth grade.

In the complaint, the boy said he and Castillo had encounters on multiple occasions at Castillo’s Pavonia Avenue residence, with the last incident occurring on Aug. 2, and that they performed multiple sex acts. A warrant for her arrest was signed on Aug. 29 and she was then taken into custody.

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 Louisiana mom has been arrested after her 11-year-old daughter allegedly brought THC-laced candy to school and shared it with her friends, leaving one child in the hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office deputy who works as the school’s resource officer notified detectives after a student had a reaction to candy she had been given by a classmate, Lee said.

The resource officer learned that a student had brought the candy to school and passed it out to fellow students.

The St. Tammany Parish Sherriff’s Office went to the child’s home, where they say they discovered THC-edibles and drug paraphernalia.

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A homeless man went on a vandalism spree Monday and caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to vehicles, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Justin James Wilson, who is 30, damaged at least 20 cars that were parked at the Holiday Inn Resort on U.S. Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island.

Witnesses said Wilson used rocks and a belt buckle to smash windows and beat the cars.

Deputies later found Wilson asleep on a bench near the scene. He admitted breaking the windows, saying “Take me to jail. I did it because Donald Trump owes me one trillion dollars, and these vehicles belong to the mafia,” the release said.

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Authorities say a Florida woman arrested on stalking allegations slipped out of her handcuffs and fled in a stolen a patrol car.

The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Mary Liane Fritz was twice arrested Monday.

High Springs police say Fritz followed a woman to the police station, where the woman told officers Fritz was stalking her.

Officers say they handcuffed Fritz behind her back and placed her in the back of a patrol car.

An arrest report says Fritz escaped the restraints, climbed through the partition to the front and drove off, crashing through a gate.

Officers used GPS to track the patrol vehicle, and Fritz was eventually taken back into custody on charges including vehicle theft.

Fritz was being held on $95,000 bond. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.

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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office arrested St. Augustine resident Kyle McGill Walker, 19, on Friday after he allegedly pulled a gun on the victim, police say.The victim told the officers that she was approached by Walker, who asked if she would try a hit of his vape pen, according to the police report.

After the victim refused, Walker said, “Are you serious, bro?” according to the report.Walker then lifted up his shirt and showed the victim a gun, police said. Walker pulled the gun out of his pants and began asking, “What’s up now? What’s up now?” police said.

Victoria Frabutt was arrested at the couple’s home on Murdoch Road outside of Newport.

In court this morning, the woman sobbed when addressing the judge and held her head down during a first appearance. She is charged with malicious castration and kidnapping.

In the 911 call, Frabutt told the operator a pruner was used. The operator asked what kind of pruner. “Actually it’s good for pruning roses,” Frabutt replied.

The woman referred to James Frabutt as her soon to be ex.

911 asked her if he was seriously bleeding. “Oh no,” said Frabutt. “Like I said, I couldn’t even get enough blood to make the sign of the cross, or write sinner, or anything like that.”

On the call, the woman was evasive when asked about specific injuries. 911 asked where he was bleeding from. “That would be his favorite part of himself,” Frabutt replied.

Deputies have not said anything about a motive but in the 911 call, the woman gave some clues when 911 asked what caused his physical pain. “That would be part of the message against sinning against God and fornication,” she was heard saying on the call

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A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in Florida after she allegedly stole her parents debit card in an attempt to pay two people to kill them, according to local authorities.

An arrest affidavit from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office details that Alyssa Michelle Hatcher was charged with two counts of criminal solicitation for murder.

Detectives from the Lake County Sheriffs Office have arrested 17-year-old Alyssa Hatcher on two counts of Criminal Solicitation for Murder. As the investigation progressed it was learned that the suspect Alyssa Hatcher solicited two different individuals to kill her parents.

According to investigators the juvenile suspect stole her parents debit card and made two separate transactions withdrawing funds to pay the individuals to carry out the murder.
The juvenile suspect was placed in custody and transported to the Lake County Jail where she was processed and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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She was arrested on Monday by the Umatilla Police Department.

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A witness says it all started after the customer complained about his food order being incorrect. One of the employees at the McDonald’s apparently took exception and confronted the customer. The employee is escorted away by another employee, but the customer then moves toward the pair. It is not certain if he said anything, but then the employee comes back, puts the man in a choke hold and then punches him.

A 23-year-old high school health teacher from Wisconsin has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy over a period of several months.

Talia Jo Warner from Lake Elmo, Minnesota, faces a multitude of charges some nine months after officials at Somerset High School, near Minneapolis, were first made aware of the allegations.

A Somerset High School health teacher who drove a 15-year-old student from a sporting event to her Minnesota home allegedly to rape him faces seven felonies relating to sexual misconduct that spanned the final three months of 2018, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.

Warner’s charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement, causing a child older than 13 to view sexual activity, two counts of exposing genitals, pubic area or intimate parts to a child and exposing a child to harmful material, according to court records.

Despite the woman’s screams for help, nobody appeared to come to her aid. A man who did not wish to be named, heard the woman’s cries from inside his home and checked the camera at the front of his property after the incident.

He added: “I have daughters, so I hope they catch him because that’s not cool. Trying to snatch up young girls out there.” Kate Gonsalves, who lives nearby said she was appalled that the woman’s echoing screams appeared to go unheard. She applauded her quick-thinking, saying “I think she did everything right”.

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department held a press conference today to talk about an in-custody death on Sept. 5.

The incident began shortly before 6 a.m. near Bonanza Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Asst. Sheriff Charles Hank said that patrol officers from the Bolden Area Command came across a man who was riding a bicycle without a safety light.

When they attempted to stop him, he took off. The patrol officers began chasing him. Initially the man, who has been identified as Byron Lee Williams, was still on his bike but then he began trying to escape on foot.

The officers were eventually able to catch up with him and told the man to get on the ground. While being cuffed, Williams told the officers he couldn’t breathe. The officers then found illicit drugs on Williams. As they were taking him to the patrol car, Williams appeared to pass out.

Officers called for assistance and the Las Vegas fire department arrived several minutes later. Medical personnel began treating Williams on the scene before transporting him to Valley Hospital. Williams was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

His family wants answers as to what happened while the cameras were off, why they were shut off in the first place and why no one helped Williams after he told them he couldn’t breathe.

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Two men were arrested after authorities said they threatened a McDonald’s employee with a gun over cold food.

According to a report, Jawan Davis and Jordon Dunn pulled out a gun at the window of a Palm Coast McDonald’s drive-thru after complaining their food was cold.

Authorities said the men told the employee at the window to remake their food. Officials said the men stated they “do not play” when it comes to food while waving the gun.

Officials said the employee told the men he would remake the food and went to the back of the restaurant to call 911.

Deputies said when they arrived, both men were still at the drive-thru window.

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61-year-old Larry Adams complained about his neighbor’s loud music coming from a car in the parking lot of their Daytona apartment complex.

Police say Adams sprayed four of his neighbors with roach spray and swung his nunchucks in a threatening manner and hit himself.

Adams is charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Volusia County jail records don’t list a lawyer for Adams.

Kevin Austin Skaggs, 36, of Tampa, was arrested Friday and charged with extortion, driving with a suspended or canceled license, and two counts of violation of probation, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.

According to deputies, the woman said she knew Skaggs, and that he had been calling her and sending unwanted text messages for the past six months, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Police did not release the woman’s name or reveal the dog’s name and breed, the newspaper reported.

A Florida woman could face 20 years in prison after admitting that she paid about $3,000 to have a Mexican woman smuggled across the border to be a pregnancy surrogate, WJAX reports.

Esthela Clark, 47, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a charge of forced labor. She was originally arrested in 2015 after a concerned citizen notified authorities.

A criminal complaint obtained by WJAX said Clark kept the 22-year-old woman captive at an apartment for about two years. Investigators said Clark physically abused and tried to artificially inseminate the woman with semen from her boyfriend’s used condoms with a household syringe.

The victim told investigators Clark would sometimes inject her three to four times a day, according to court documents obtained by People. When she didn’t become pregnant, Clark decided it was because the victim was overweight and began giving her only beans to eat, causing her to lose 65 pounds, according to the documents.

After nine months, Clark gave up on impregnating her and forced the victim to clean her home and work at various businesses, investigators said.

A member of Jacksonville’s Celebration Church saw the victim washing cars in very cold weather with insufficient clothing and called authorities, leading to Clark’s arrest, according to WKMG.

Clark was also indicted for human trafficking after the victim said Clark forced her to have sex with multiple men, but that charge was dropped as part of the plea deal, WJAX reports.

Recently, a father was beyond shocked after watching footage from his NEST home security camera. Jason Cooper, from Playa Vista hired a man to repair his floors but was horrified when he witnessed the man in his young daughters room, rummaging through their dirty laundry hamper. Cooper, the father of a 3 year old and 5 year old daughter said he was beyond outraged when he witnessed the footage from the nanny cam. The man can be seen closing the blinds in the room after making several trips to the dirty laundry hamper and at one point appears to sniff the child’s underwear. The man is later seen stuffing the underwear into his pockets before leaving the home. The family has already contacted police and filed a report and are awaiting the results of their investigation.