Lottery winner poisoned

A Chicago man was fatally poisoned one day after collecting his lottery winnings, NBC News reports.

Urooj Khan, a native of India, died July 20 — one day after he collected a lump sum of $425,000 on a winning $1 million scratch off instant lottery ticket.

Khan, 46, was buried after the medical examiner’s office determined that he died of natural causes. An autopsy revealed that Khan had no physical injuries and no unusual substances in his body.

But one week after his death, Khan’s family asked the medical examiner’s office to take a second look into his death.

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Raphael Ward

A popular 16-year-old Lower East Side teenager was gunned down after he refused to hand over his expensive winter parka to a gang of thugs, the NY Post reports.

Raphael Ward became the first shooting victim of the New Year in New York City. Ironically, he predicted his own death on his social networking account hours before he was shot.

Ward, whose Facebook name was “BloccBoy Tokyo” wrote “I’m dead,” according to friends. The teen was shot once in the chest in front of the DeWitt Reformed Church at 280 Rivington St. about 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the NY Post. Ward died near the apartment he shared with his single mother and younger brother. His mother was too distraught to speak to a reporter.

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Facebook inaccessible

Here’s another problem that addicted Facebook users have to worry about: Pranksters have discovered a relatively easy way to “bump off” their friends on Facebook by declaring them legally dead.

All a “friend” has to do to declare you dead — and lock you out of your Facebook page — is to navigate to the “Memorialization Request” page and fill out the form, including a link to an obituary.

The obituary doesn’t even have to match your name exactly — as one user found out when he returned from vacation to learn he was dead and his facebook page was locked.

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Chad Johnson

Unemployed NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is far from broke. The out of work reality TV star detailed his current financial situation in court documents filed as part of his ongoing child support case in Miami.

Johnson has a spotty employment history. His professional problems stem from his inability to control his big mouth, rather than his skills on the field.

Johnson, 34, was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011 — after spending 10 years with the ball club. Then the Patriots showed him the door after acquiring him in July 2011. Earlier this year, the Miami Dolphins took a chance on Johnson after the Pats cut him loose.

But the Dolphins quickly realized their mistake and gave him the boot one day after he was arrested for going off-script and head-butting his “wife” Evelyn Lozada.

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Chris Brown and Karrueche

Singer Chris Brown spent time with his side piece Rihanna over the Christmas and New Year holidays. But friends say he couldn’t wait to get back to the real love of his life, Karrueche Tran, who spent the holidays with friends at far flung exotic locales — on Chris Brown’s dime.

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Beyonce pajamas

Today is celebrity kid Blue Ivy’s 1st birthday. But instead of posting images of the child on her social networking pages, her mother — self-obsessed singer Beyonce — posted pics of herself wearing pajamas, a fur lined coat and her favorite pair of Christian Louboutin Pigalle studded pumps in nude patent leather. The pumps retail for $1495.

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Allen Iverson Tawanna

When Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane stripped Tameka Raymond of full custody of her 2 sons in favor of singer Usher Raymond, her controversial ruling exposed a little known practice of attorneys contributing to judicial campaigns.

Tameka’s attorney, Lisa West, accused Judge Tipton-Lane of bias in light of the judge’s close ties with Usher Raymond’s attorney, John Mayoue, sparking a federal probe into corruption at the judicial level.

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Pebblez da Model

The woman known as Pebblez da Model was captured in Memphis and charged with illegally brokering a butt shot procedure that resulted in the death of an Atlanta woman.

Karima Gordon, 37, died after undergoing the illegal procedure at the Mississippi home of street practitioner Morris Garner, 52, (pictured below) who is not legally licensed to perform such procedures.

Morris Gordon

Police arrested Garner on April 6, 2012 and charged him with depraved-heart murder, after Gordon’s autopsy revealed she had been injected with cement and other industrial substances.

A depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is a legal term for a crime that demonstrates a “callous disregard for human life” and results in death. The charge carries a life sentence.

After Garner was arrested, he named Pebblez da Model as his go-between for women who sought his illegal services.

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Disruptive airline passenger

The skies weren’t so friendly for a drunken passenger on board a New York-bound intercontinental flight who was set upon by the other passengers for attacking a woman and ranting that the plane was going to crash.

The unidentified passenger became disruptive after “drinking all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday,” wrote passenger Andy Ellwood, who took the above photo.

But the other passengers got him together by duct taping him to a seat and babysitting him for the rest of the flight.

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