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A Tallahassee, Florida woman is charged with brutally beating a 3-year-old boy to death with a tire iron.

Te’Lea Jefferson, 23, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 20 and charged with murder and aggravated battery after she confessed to beating the boy with a tire iron for climbing on a bathroom sink to brush his teeth.

Jefferson, who lived with the child's mother and his 6-year-old brother, first told investigators the toddler fell off the sink and hit his head on the toilet.

But emergency room staff told police the boy's injuries -- including severe lacerations to his face and hands and bruises on his arms and legs, were "not consistent" with falling off a sink, court records show.

Jefferson, who told police she was in a domestic relationship with the boys' mother, later confessed that she attacked the toddler with a tire iron after he refused her demands to get off the sink.

Jefferson said his refusal to get down off the sink angered her. She went into a bedroom and retrieved a tire iron from a tool box.

She then returned to the bathroom and threw the tire iron at the boy, striking him in the face, according to the police report.

Jefferson admitted to hitting the boy several more times with the tire iron and she recalled seeing blood gushing from his body.

Jefferson's girlfriend hid the bloody murder weapon outside the home.

Police believe the child died in the home before Jefferson brought him to the hospital on Oct. 19 with severe trauma to his face and head. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital at 7 p.m.

Hospital staff called 911 to report the "suspicious death" of a child.

According to the affidavit -- based on the timeline of events -- she should have arrived at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital's emergency room around 4 p.m. Jefferson confessed after investigators confronted her about the 3-hour gap in her story.

The male-identified lesbian told police she disciplined the boys when they misbehaved. She said the 3-year-old "often required more strikes or blows than his older" brother, according to the affidavit.

Jefferson is being held without bond in the Leon County Detention Facility.

At her first court appearance on Oct. 21, Jefferson said she preferred to hire her own attorney rather than be assigned a public defender, even though she qualified for public assistance, WCTV reported.

Public defender Nancy Showalter said she spoke with Jefferson and her mother, and the family would rather hire a private attorney.

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Rapper Offset was arrested while live-streaming himself driving through a pro-Trump rally on Saturday. The Migos rapper was pulled over by Beverly Hills police after he drove through a crowd of Trump supporters and allegedly waved a handgun.

Police surrounded Offset's vehicle with guns drawn. The rapper, who was born Kiari K. Cephus, refused orders to take his hand off his steering wheel and turn off the engine.

Offset: "I'm not finna do that."

Cop: "Why not?"

"Because you got guns out. I'm not finna move my hands from my steering wheel."

Offset live-streamed the traffic stop, telling police "Do you know who I am? I'm Offset from the Migos!"

When a female officer told him he was seen waving a gun in the air, Offset said, "You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag. What are you talking about?"

Another officer approached the car, reached in the driver's side window and unlocked the car door. The officer then snatched Offset out of the vehicle.

The Beverly Hills police confirmed they detained a man for pointing a gun at Trump supporters who attended a large rally on Saturday.

Offset is best known for being married to rapper Cardi B.
 

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A Mississippi judge was found dead in her home in an apparent homicide. Longtime justice court judge Sheila Osgood was found deceased on the floor of her home in Moss Point, Miss. on Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to the home to conduct a "welfare check" at the 3600 block of Davis Street, OANN reported. They knocked and attempted to make contact with anyone inside the residence but there was no response.

An hour later, officers responded to a second call to investigate a domestic disturbance at the residence. Upon arriving, officers heard gunshots and requested additional backup, according to a press release.

Police encountered a man in the front yard armed with a handgun. The man, who was later identified as a family member, complied with orders to drop the weapon.

An officer then entered the residence and found 65-year-old Osgood deceased on the floor.

While police were securing the home, Osgood's 45-year-old son, Gregory Jackson, approached and charged at the police with a knife. When Jackson refused orders to drop the knife, officers were forced to discharge their weapons, killing him.

The family member who fired the first gunshots was not arrested.

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Fans of rapper Young Buck are happy to know he is safe and sound after his girlfriend was arrested for trying to kill him.

According to The Tennessean, Buck, real name David Darnell Brown, was arrested Thursday on assault charges, unlawful possession of a weapon and vandalism over $10,000.

He was booked into the Sumner County Sheriff's Office, jail records show. He was still in custody Friday, being held on $60,000 bail.

If you recall, the rapper's girlfriend was arrested Tuesday and charged with reckless endangerment after she discharged a firearm at him during a verbal altercation.

Police say Lucresia Neil took aim with her pistol and fired multiple shots at the rapper as he fled their home in the Tower Hill subdivision in Hendersonville, Tenn.

Police were still searching for Brown a day later to determine whether he was wounded or he was in hiding because he feared for his life.

Jail records show Neil posted a $3,500 bond and was released from jail on Tuesday.

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Brown, 39, was a member of 50 Cent's hip-hop group G-Unit. 50 Cent (left) and Brown are pictured at a liquor store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sept. 6, 2015.

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A Texas judge lost his patience with a juvenile Crips gang member who removed his ankle monitor and shot a 1-year-old baby. The judge sentenced the 12-year-old to 7 years in a juvenile detention center.

The boy broke down and cried during a Zoom detention hearing in September. But the judge told him to save his tears.

"Every time you come in here you cry. You know that, right?" Judge Kim told rapper Lil Rodneyy. "Every single time, you beg me for one more chance. You swear to God, 'On my mama's name,' 'I'm not gonna cut off the monitor, I'm not gonna run off,'" said judge Kim.

The boy, who also answers to "30 Shotz," admitted he cut off his ankle monitor to attend a friend's funeral. But he couldn't recall the friend's name. He told the judge he only knew the friend by his nickname.

The boy's grandfather, who helped raise him, also attended the Zoom hearing.

Judge Kim told the boy he would be detained in a juvenile detention center until he turned 19.

Rodneyy's mother was interviewed after the hearing. She is a single mom who gave birth to Rodneyy when she was 16.

The boy's father abandoned his family, and Rodneyy's mom chooses not to seek child support. She said she was sent away to prison twice when the boy was a toddler. Rodneyy was raised by her father, who lovingly refers to his grandfather as "Paw paw."
 

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A Minnesota judge dismissed a murder charge against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was charged in the death of George Floyd in May.

Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill's dismissed a third-degree murder against Chauvin, who now faces two counts of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Judge Cahill also denied defense requests to dismiss the aiding and abetting counts against three other former Minneapolis officers, Thomas Lane, J. Jueng and Tou Thao.

Chauvin was released from jail on Oct. 7 after posting a $1 million non-cash bond.

Chauvin, who was arrested on May 31, was charged in the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who is seen pleading for his life in a viral video.

Chauvin's defense attorney argued that his client did not intend to assault or kill Floyd during an encounter on May 25.

All four former cops are awaiting trial set for March 8, 2021.

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Rapper Young Buck's girlfriend was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after she discharged a firearm in the direction of his head.

Police say Lucresia Neil shot at the fleeing rapper during an argument in their home in the Tower Hill subdivision in Hendersonville, Tenn. on Tuesday.

She was was booked into the Sumner County jail on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Buck, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, is still missing and investigators have been unable to locate him to determine if he is wounded.

This isn't the first attempt on Young Buck's life. He was the victim of a drive-by shooting in his native Nashville on March 4, 2012.

The SUV he and his girlfriend were in was hit 11 times by gunfire. The rapper lay low for a few days. When he finally resurfaced, he tweeted:

"We all go through things in life. The things I'm experiencing are Truly making me a Better and Stronger man. #GodisGood."

The 39-year-old former gang member is a former member of 50 Cent's G-Unit and the founder of Ca$hville Records.

He started rapping at age 12 and signed with Cash Money Records in 1995.
 

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A St. Louis woman fought back against an armed carjacker who attempted to rob her and drive away in her car.

According to KSDK News, the victim told police she was robbed and carjacked after stopping to get her paycheck at a business in the 1000 block of North Vandeventer.

She said an armed robber approached her as she returned to her car in the parking lot. She jumped into her car, grabbed her own gun and shot the robber as he drove off in her car.

Moments later, police responded to a 911 call about an accident with injuries in the 3700 block of Finney Avenue, about a half mile away from the scene of the carjacking.

Police found the victim's stolen car with a man inside who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The carjacking victim was treated for a leg injury, which she told police happened after she fell from her car during the carjacking.

The victim was not charged.

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A Chicago teen was denied bail after admitting to molesting a girl during a virtual learning class on Thursday.

Catrell Walls, 18, is accused of sexually molesting his 7-year-old cousin during her virtual learning class on Google Meets. Walls was arrested on Saturday after the police were contacted by the girl's school.

Police say the girl signed into the class around 1:30 p.m. and students were instructed to mute their microphones and turn their cameras off.

But the girl left her computer camera on and put the microphone on mute. Prosecutors say Walls entered the room and ordered the girl to perform a sex act on him.

At least four children observed the indecent act. The teacher was alerted when one child asked, "What's going on? What's happening?"

When the teacher saw the the girl engaged in a sex act, she yelled for the other children to log off and told the little girl to turn her camera off.

The teacher then observed Walls pick up the laptop and close it, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The teacher notified the school principal and the school's chief executive officer, who went to the girl's home.

The girl told them Walls "just hit her," prosecutors said. But when the principal spoke to her privately, she told him Walls made her perform oral sex on him and that it had happened before.

"He made me put my lips on (him) and this has happened before, and I don't want my daddy to know, it's a secret," she said, according to Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Andreana Turano.

Police responded to the home and took Walls into custody. The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital for evaluation.

During police interrogation, Walls broke down and admitted through tears that he sexually assaulted the girl since she was 6.

"I don't know why. I'm sorry, I'm sorry," he said.

Walls is a senior in high school and has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which impairs his ability to control his impulses, his attorney said.

Walls is expected back in court on Nov. 21.

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Zachary Ty Bryan, who played actor Tim Allen's eldest son on 1990s sitcom 'Home Improvement,' was arrested on assault charges.

Bryan, 39, was arrested in Oregon and charged with strangulation and assault following an argument with his 27-year-old girlfriend.

Officers responded to a domestic dispute call at an apartment in Eugene, Oregon on Friday night. They found Bryan sitting outside the apartment. His girlfriend was hiding at a neighboring apartment.

The girlfriend told police Bryan assaulted her, impeding her breathing, and took her phone away from her when she tried to call 911, police said.

He was booked into the Lane County Jail after 1 a.m. Saturday.

On Oct. 1, Bryan announced his separation from his wife of 13 years, Carly Matros, whom he met in high school.

"Almost Fourteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we've decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage," he wrote in an Instagram post.

Bryan and Matros share four children - twin daughters Taylor Simone Bryan and Gemma Rae Bryan, born in 2014, and Jordana Nicole Bryan, born in 2016.

On March 18, 2019, they welcomed a son, Pierce Alexander Bryan.

It isn't clear if Bryan's 27-year-old girlfriend caused the breakup of his marriage.