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A 17-year-old was arrested and charged in the fatal shootings of two Black Lives Matter protesters during violent Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday night.

Kyle Rittenhouse, who is a Caucasian Blue Lives Matter activist, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Antioch, Illinois, and charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

Rittenhouse was initially labeled a "fugitive from justice" because he "fled the state of Wisconsin with intent to avoid prosecution".

The teenager is being held without bond while awaiting extradition to Wisconsin. Antioch police Cmdr. Norman Johnson said Rittenhouse was charged as an adult.

Famed Atlanta attorney Lin Wood, who recently settled a defamation lawsuit against CNN for teenager Nicholas Sandmann, offered to represent Rittenhouse for free after GoFundMe deleted an account created by the teen's father for legal expenses.

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In the above photo, Rittenhouse opens fire with his AR-15 rifle at Black Lives Matter protester Gaige Paul Grosskreutz, who was armed with a pistol. Grosskreutz was wounded in the arm. Anthony Huber, 26, (pictured foreground) was shot in the chest after hitting Rittenhouse in the head with a skateboard. He was later pronounced dead.

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A man ties a tourniquet above a gunshot wound sustained by Grosskreutz, who allegedly pointed a pistol at Rittenhouse before he was shot. News outlets described the handgun as a "cellphone".

A 36-year-old white male Kenosha resident, later identified as Joseph Rosenbaum, was fatally shot in the head during an earlier confrontation with Rittenhouse. Rosenbaum allegedly yelled, "Shoot me, ni**a!" before throwing something at Rittenhouse.

The shootings occurred around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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Rittenhouse (3rd from left) is pictured hours before the shootings cleaning graffiti off a Kenosha courthouse.

He was interviewed by a street journalist minutes before he shot and killed two BLM protesters and wounded a third.

"So people are getting injured and our job is to protect this business," he said in the video. "And part of my job is to also help people. If there is somebody hurt I'm running into harm’s way. That's why I have my rifle because I need to protect myself, obviously. I also have my med kit."

Rittenhouse said he was "pepper sprayed" by a demonstrator in the crowd during the protests. When asked if he was using non-lethal crowd control, he replied, "We don't have non-lethal."

According to video footage, Kenosha police drove past Rittenhouse who had an AR-15 rifle slung over his shoulder as members of the crowd were yelling for them to arrest him because he had shot people.

Photos from Rittenhouse's deleted Facebook page shows him as a youngster wearing a police uniform and wielding a semi-automatic rifle.

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Black Lives Matter activists took to Twitter Wednesday night to complain that police helped Rittenhouse and let him go when protesters chased him after the shooting.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden finally condemned the riots and violence on Wednesday, after CNN anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo pleaded with him to speak out because the riots hurt the Democrats' chances in November.

Cuomo said, "I think [the riots] probably represents the biggest threat to the Democratic cause."

"Kenosha is a Rorschach test for the entire country, and I think this is a blind spot for Democrats. I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away, and it's not going to go away," Lemon said Tuesday night.

Speaking remotely from his beach house in Delaware, Biden urged protesters to remain peaceful and avoid "needless violence". Biden quoted Jacob Blake's mother, Julia Jackson, who said her son would not want to see violence and destruction carried out in his name.

Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot 7 times in the back by a white police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call on Sunday. Police were advised that Blake was wanted on warrants for domestic violence and sex crimes.

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Hot 97 on Sunday fired an employee of 20 years after learning he was part of a mob of racists that killed Yusuf Hawkins in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY in 1989.

Pasquale "Paddy Duke" Raucci was identified as one of the youths in the mob, according to the HBO documentary Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn.

Hot 97 announced it was "shocked" to learn of Raucci's part in Hawkins' death after watching the documentary.

The station announced Raucci's termination in a tweet on Sunday.

Raucci was employed by Emmis Communications in 1994 and worked with DJ Angie Martinez during her time at the radio station. Martinez and Raucci are pictured above in an undated video still.

Hawkins, 16, was walking with three friends in Bensonhurst on Aug. 23, 1989, when they were ambushed by a group of about 30 Italian-American men and teens who demanded to know whether he was dating a neighborhood girl.

Hawkins, who was Black, was in the neighborhood with his friends to inquire about purchasing a used 1982 Pontiac automobile.

He was chased and beaten by men wielding baseball bats. One man, armed with a gun, shot Hawkins in the chest when he tried to defend himself.

Joseph Fama, the 19-year-old man who fired the shot that killed Hawkins, was convicted of second-degree murder in 1990 and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.

Fama is not eligible for parole until 2022, when he will be 50 years old.

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A music producer for rapper Nelly has been charged as an accomplice alongside Welcome to Sweetie Pie's star Tim Norman in a murder-for-hire plot.

Norma, 41, of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the death of his nephew, 21-year-old Andre Montgomery on March 14, 2016.

Federal prosecutors say Norman fraudulently obtained a life insurance policy in the amount of $450,000 on his nephew with himself listed as the sole beneficiary.

Terica Ellis, an exotic dancer from Memphis, was arrested as Norman's accomplice.

Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam, a music producer on Nelly's hit 2002 album Nellyville, was also charged in the crime. Yaghnam, 42, worked as Norman's insurance agent, prosecutors say.

Yaghnam faces one charge of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

The insurance company didn't pay out after Montgomery's death. Prosecutors say Yaghnam and Norman made false statements on life insurance applications, lying about Montgomery’s income, net worth, medical history, employment and family background.

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Norman is the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery. The victim was Miss Robbie's grandson.

Both Norman and Andre Montgomery starred in Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie sued Norman in 2016, claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie's restaurants was copyright infringement.

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Paris Cameron's killer, 19-year-old Devon Kareem Robinson, was convicted of murder in the deaths of Cameron, 20, and two others at a Detroit house party.

"Paris was a fireball," said Cameron's friend, Sunshine Johnson. "She was a loving spirit. She tried to help everybody"

Johnson said Cameron loved cooking soul food, voguing and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.

On May 25, 2019, Cameron met 19-year-old Robinson at a Detroit gas station and invited him to attend a nearby party.

He hesitated.

"He would walk back to her, walk away from her, walk back," says special prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz.

Robinson walked home, then eventually changed his mind and went to the party. Police say he had sexual encounters with several people at the house party.

One witness said he left the party looking a little blank, Powell Horowitz tells PEOPLE.

Surveillance cameras show him pacing and dry heaving in the gas station parking lot before he returned to the house party.

"An hour later, you see the figure emerge running toward where the house party was. He kicks in the door and begins just fire indiscriminately killing three people," Powell Horowitz tells PEOPLE. "Two others survived, but watched their friends die in their arms."

Following his conviction on three counts of first-degree murder and other charges, Robinson was sentenced to three life terms in prison without parole on June 30, 2020.

“Hate comes in many forms, and self-hate is a driving factor in harming these trans women of color," says Powell Horowitz.

Cameron was one of 26 transgender women murdered in 2019 in what the Human Rights Campaign has called an "epidemic of violence."

Powell Horowitz said the murders are fueled by self-hate and fear.

"It's almost always men who identify as straight who are harming trans women. It's almost always motivated by fear of being found out. They would literally rather kill them than be found out," Powell Horowitz says.

Johnson maintains a Facebook page, Long Live Paris, in Cameron's memory.

"I'm going to always keep her memory alive," Johnson says. "The love we had for one another was unconditional. That young lady was really everything I was trying to be. I miss her every day."
 

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Megan Thee Stallion finally revealed who allegedly shot her in a video on Instagram live late Thursday.

This has been a tough week for the "WAP" rapper, who was compared to disgraced actor Jussie Smollett and accused of lying about the seriousness of her foot injury.

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Megan, 25, was injured after leaving a pool party thrown by socialite Kylie Jenner in Calabasas, Calif. on July 12.

Police arrested musician Tory Lanez on the night as the alleged shooting and charged him with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.

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Megan told police she was shot in both feet, but she chose not to disclose the name of the shooter -- until Thursday night.

She took to Instagram live to say she's not a snitch -- "BUT, I'm not finna let y'all keep playing in my face! And I'm not finna let this ni**a keep playing in my face either. So, since y'all ho*s so worried 'bout it. Yes, this ni**a Tory shot me!"

Police initially said Megan was injured by broken glass because the jagged edges of her wound did not appear to be caused by a bullet. Police are very knowledgeable about gunshot wounds.

On Wednesday, Megan posted - then deleted - a photo of her foot injury to shut down the Jussie Smollet comparisons. But the photo only raised suspicions that she may have lied about the cause of her injury.

The drama continues.

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A New York attorney has been indicted on charges of defrauding three lottery winners out of $107 million.

The criminal indictment unsealed on Tuesday alleges Jason Kurland promoted himself as the go-to attorney for lottery winners to protect them from scammers and misspending their winnings.

Kurland promoted himself as a "Lottery Lawyer" and he often tweeted lottery winners with the hashtag: #call me.

In one YouTube video, Kurland is seen in his office with large replicas of lottery checks on his desk.

"I protect the ones that are going to spend too much and I try to teach the other ones how to be a wealthy person," Kurland said in an interview on web series, "Going In with Brian Vines."

But the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York alleges Kurland, 46, defrauded his clients out of $107 million in lottery money.

Kurland allegedly involved known mob associates in his scheme to defraud lottery winners.

One of Kurland's alleged partners is Christopher Chierchio, 52, a known soldier for the Genovese crime family, according to the indictment.

"The defendants callously thought they could line their pockets with lottery winnings without consequence, but today their luck ran out," said Seth D. DuCharme, the acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in a news release.

According to the indictment, Kurland charged his clients an upfront retainer fee of between $75,000 and $200,000. Additionally, he required a monthly fee of between $15,000 and $50,000.

Prosecutors say three of his clients collectively won an estimated $3 billion - including a South Carolina man who won last year's Mega Million jackpot worth $1.5 billion.

After gaining his clients' trust by making investments, prosecutors allege Kurland convinced them to invest their money in companies run by mob associates and co-conspirators Chierchio, Francis Smookler, 45, and Frangesco Russo, 38.

Prosecutors say the defendants used the money to bankroll a lavish lifestyle. They used the cash to pay for expensive vacations, golf club memberships, private jets, luxury homes and cars, yachts, and shopping sprees for their wives and mistresses.

Most of the $107 million can not be recovered, according to the indictment.

All four defendants pleaded not guilty in the Brooklyn court on Tuesday.
 

 

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James Timothy Norman, star of the reality TV series "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's," was arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire killing of his own nephew.

Norman, 41, of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in a murder-for-hire plot resulting in the death of 21-year-old Andre Montgomery on March 14, 2016.

Terica Ellis, an exotic dancer from Memphis, was arrested as Norman's accomplice and charged with the same crime, according to KHOU-11.

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The criminal complaint alleges Norman took out a $450,000 life insurance policy on his nephew, Montgomery, on which Norman was the sole beneficiary.

The complaint states he made multiple false statements in acquiring the insurance policy on Montgomery's life.

Less than two years later, Montgomery was shot and killed. According to the complaint, Ellis and Norman traveled to St. Louis the day before the deadly shooting.

Investigators analyzed phone records that show the two stayed in contact throughout the day using temporary cellphones purchased and activated at the same store.

Ellis reportedly used her cellphone to determine Montgomery's location, then she immediately placed a call to Norman, the complaint stated.

Ellis's phone location placed her near Montgomery at the time of his death. Immediately following the murder, Ellis placed another call, then traveled back to her home in Memphis, while Norman flew back to Los Angeles.

Ellis later deposited more than $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts, prosecutors say. A week after the killing, Norman contacted the life insurance company in an attempt to collect on the insurance policy. But the insurance company rejected the claim because it was filed improperly without supporting documents.

The criminal case is part of President Trump's Operation LeGend, named after a 4-year-old Kansas City boy who was shot and killed while he slept on the floor of an apartment in June. A suspect was arrested in that case last week.

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's was a popular reality TV series on OWN Network that centered around a family-run soul food restaurant in St. Louis.

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Norman is the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery. The victim was Miss Robbie's grandson.

Both Norman and Andre Montgomery starred in Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie sued Norman in 2016, claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie's restaurants was copyright infringement.
 

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A Florida man has been arrested in the case of a missing Georgia woman whose 2-year-old son was found wandering around an apartment complex.

Shannon Demar Ryan, 38, was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 15, in connection with the disappearance of Leila Cavett, 21.

Cavett was reported missing after her son, Kamdyn, was found wandering alone in a Miramar, Fla. apartment complex on July 26.

The boy wore only a t-shirt and a soiled diaper. He is currently in the custody of Florida's child protective services.

Ryan, a self-described "witch doctor," was the last person to see Cavett alive.

According to a criminal complaint, Ryan claimed he knew Cavett for over a year and he persuaded her to drive to Central Florida from Georgia to sell him her truck for $3000.

Police located Cavett's abandoned truck in Hollywood, Fla. and set up surveillance on the vehicle.

Police spotted Ryan near the truck and surrounded him. He claimed he did not know where the young mother was. He said he took Cavett and her son to Fort Lauderdale beach, then they returned to Hollywood, where he dropped them off at a RaceTrak gas station around 2:30 a.m. on July 26.

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After dropping Cavett and her son off at the RaceTrak gas station, Ryan said she and her son left in a dark sedan "with several unknown black males." He said that was the last time he saw her alive.

The criminal complaint accuses Ryan of lying to investigators about his interactions with Cavett.

"The video surveillance did not show Ryan's car at the pumps where he described it, nor did it show [Cavett] leaving in a dark sedan," FBI agent Samuel Band said Monday.

Video surveillance did show a gold Lexus similar to Ryan's in front of the Miramar apartment complex minutes before Kamdyn was found, Band said.

FBI agents are still searching for Cavett who is presumed dead.

Ryan used Cavett's debit card to make purchases at Walmart and RaceTrak gas station., according to the complaint.

The complaint revealed he bought bleach, duct tape, a box of extra large 39-gallon trash bags and two boxes of extra strength carpet deodorizer.

A search of Ryan's Lexus turned up a half empty bottle of all purpose cleaner with bleach, several black trash bags and a white powdery substance under the front passenger seat.

In Cavett's truck, investigators found shovels with what appeared to be blood droplets on them.

Band said Ryan's phone records showed Google searches on July 26 for "What day does commercial garbage pickup for Hollywood, Florida" and "Does bleach and alcohol make chloroform."

"According to the National Institute of Health, chloroform is commonly used to incapacitate a victim by rendering them unconscious," the complaint says.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel spoke with Ryan's mother who said there was no way her son was involved in a kidnapping.

"Shannon is not no evil, violent person," she said from her home in Alabama on Monday. "Shannon loves every living thing around him. My son ain't kidnap no child. That's a bunch of bull. He's not that type person. He would not harm anyone."

She said Ryan traveled back and forth from South Florida to Alabama to do psychic readings.

"He'd stay with a friend or at a motel or wherever he could stay," she said.

"My son would not hurt a flea or a fly," she said. "There's no way I believe he would do anything to anybody. He's not that kind of person."

Ryan made hundreds of posts on Facebook after he was initially questioned by law enforcement more than a week ago. Some of the posts taunted the police to come and arrest him.

Ryan, who describes himself as a witch doctor, spiritual adviser, teacher and CEO on his Facebook page, posted a video on Aug. 9, stating he was the last person to see Cavett but he denied being involved in her disappearance.

"Why is it you have a missing woman, and the last person that's seen her, which is me, who talked to the police, you ain't heard nothing about me," Ryan says in the video.

Ryan said investigators called him to do a follow-up interview earlier this month, but he declined to meet with them unless they had an arrest warrant in hand.

He is being held without bond in the Broward County Jail.

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Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of Run DMC's DJ, Jam Master Jay, 18 years after Jay was fatally shot in a recording studio in Queens, NY.

The suspects, Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr., were indicted on first-degree murder charges on Monday afternoon -- 18 years after the murder case went cold.

Washington, 56, is currently serving a federal prison sentence for armed robbery. While Jordan, 36, was taken into custody on Sunday. Jordan was previously sentenced to prison for shooting the DJ's nephew.

Federal prosecutors say the suspects were indicted on charges of murder while engaged in drug trafficking.

According to the NY Times, Investigators believe Jam Master Jay, real name Jason Mizell, was killed because of his involvement in finances of the drug trafficking operation.

"There was a beef — it didn't go as planned," an anonymous police official told the Times.

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Mizell (right) gained fame as a member of Run DMC, alongside members Joseph Simmons, aka Run (left), and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC (center).

Mizell, who was 37, was killed on Oct. 30, 2002, while playing video games in a second floor lounge at a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens.

Two masked men entered the building and fatally shot Mizell in the head. Detectives previously investigated all tips and theories, including one theory that Mizell had beef with rapper 50 Cent.

Prosecutors plan to discuss the arrests at a 2:30 p.m. press conference on Monday.

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President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a suspect has been taken into custody in the murder of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro.

LeGend's death outraged residents of Kansas City in June, and launched President Trump's federal anti-crime initiative Operation LeGend.

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Ryson Ellis, 22, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action.

LeGend was fatally shot while sleeping on the floor of an apartment around 2:30 a.m. in Kansas City on June 29. The bullet ripped through a wall and struck the sleeping child, killing him.

His father rushed him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. LeGend was born with a heart defect and survived open heart surgery when he was 4 months old. Kansas City defensive end Frank Clark paid the funeral expenses.

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Trump held up a photo of LeGend during his 4 p.m. news conference, as he announced the capture of the suspect. Trump called the boy a "wonderful young man" who was "horribly shot".

Trump named a federal anti-crime initiative after LeGend that sends hundreds of agents to cities around the city to help quell violent crime. Operation LeGend has been credited with numerous arrests.

LeGend's mother, Charron Powell, was invited to the White House where Trump discussed the federal anti-crime initiative that was named after her son.

"Operation LeGend is going to happen, Powell told protesters who seek to defund the police in Kansas City, "with or without y'all, it's going to happen."

"Operation LeGend is to investigate murders that have been unsolved and one of those is for my 4-year-old son that did not make it to 5," Powell said, "and if you're against that, maybe you have to reevaluate your stance and your mentality to see what direction you’re headed in."

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed to arrest rioters who went on a looting spree in downtown Chicago after news of a police-involved shooting in the city's Englewood neighborhood.

Mayor Lightfoot joined Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and city officials at a news conference following a night of unrest reportedly due to a police-involved shooting in Englewood, a neighborhood in Chicago. The 20-year-old victim is in stable condition at a hospital.

After the shooting, a crowd gathered on the South Side, The Loop, Mag Mile and the Gold Coast areas. Social media posts encouraged "a caravan of cars" to go loot downtown. 400 officers were dispatched to the downtown area.

Social media videos shows looters ransacking stores and fleeing with cash registers. In one video, a stolen Audi was rammed into a Tesla dealership. More than 100 looters were arrested on Sunday night.

Superintendent Brown said the looting happened on Sunday night because there were no consequences after the George Floyd riots. Very few criminals were prosecuted after previous riots in May and June.

Mayor Lightfoot was heated, as she called the rioters "felony criminals," and she instructed one reporter not to "bait" her and the police chief with loaded questions.

"This was not protected First Amendment speech," Mayor Lightfoot said. "This was not poor people engaged in petty theft to feed themselves. This was straight-up felony criminal conduct."

The mayor said the shooting in Englewood was not a driving factor in the looting last night. She said the looting was "deeply painful" for residents and merchants, and she thanked the police for their professionalism.

The former prosecutor urged law enforcement to put their best officers on the investigation into the looting.

"To those who engaged in this criminal behavior, let's be clear, we are coming for you... You have no right to take and destroy the property of others."
 

 

 

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An unstable YouTuber is in trouble for alleged child abuse. Social media personality Lovely Peaches was reportedly arrested after she repeatedly abused her minor child on the internet.

Peaches was investigated for over a year for Instagram posts that showed her abusing her daughter, Cora Miracle.

"I brought you into this world, hoe," the 19-year-old told the child in one Instagram video. She also complained about having to babysit her own daughter.

In other social media posts, Lovely Peaches, real name Brittany Johnson, claimed she sold Cora to a sex traffickers and she even claimed she killed her adorable daughter.

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Johnson became an overnight sensation for her disturbing posts involving her daughter, Cora, who is reportedly 3 years old.

Johnson, was reportedly arrested after Cora was removed from her custody following an FBI investigation last week.

On Aug. 6, advocacy group Children's Riot reported that Cora "has been rescued and will never be returned to her abusive mother."

"The FBI has ensured that Peaches will no longer have access to hurting Cora or any other children. She is being prosecuted and will pay for what she has done."

The group claimed Cora was placed in the care of her grandmother. "Cora was back with her mother, and has been taken away from her as of this morning," according to The Salvation Foundation. "As of now, she is safe, she is no longer with her mother."

Johnson's social media accounts were deleted recently. The foundation stated they were working on getting all of Johnson's accounts deleted. Her Instagram account alone had over 1 million followers.

Recently, Johnson began threatening TikTok personality Charli D'Amelio, saying she hired a hit man to "sexually assault Charli during a livestream, causing D'Amelio to end the livestream.

Johnson was later banned from TikTok.
 

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A Virginia woman was arrested for running over her cheating husband with her car. After Bashirah Tripp saw what she had done, she put her car in reverse and ran over him again.

Cellphone footage shows the aftermath of the deadly impact. Tripp is seen standing over a man and screaming at him as he lay motionless on the ground. The incident occurred at a shopping center in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday afternoon.

"I'm sick of you! I'm sick of you! I hope you dead!" she screams.

Bystanders watched in horror as Tripp picked up a broken fender off her car and hit her husband with it, before spitting on him. "F*ck him!" she said repeatedly. "I gave you 18 years of my f---ing life!"

Two women from a nearby salon covered the man with a white sheet, believing he was deceased.

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Tripp, who remained on the scene, was taken into custody by Norfolk police and charged with aggravated assault. Bystanders applauded when she she was placed in the back of a police unit.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

There are unconfirmed reports that the man, identified as Duke Johnson, died from extensive head wounds and internal injuries.

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A Maryland man who was released from a Virginia prison during a coronavirus outbreak was arrested for killing his rape victim.

Ibrahim Bouaichi, who was previously jailed on rape charges, was arrested for murder in the death of Karla Dominguez, of Alexandria, Va.

Bouaichi, 33, was released from jail in April due to an outbreak of the coronavirus, police say. He is currently in a hospital in grave condition from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Bouaichi was initially arrested in Virginia in October 2019 on charges of rape, sodomy, strangulation, abduction and burglary. Dominguez testified against Bouaichi at a preliminary hearing last December.

Bouaichi was held without bond until he was released from jail in April. His rape trial, which was scheduled for March 30, was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bouaichi's lawyers said in their motion for bond that "social distancing and proper disinfecting measures are impossible while incarcerated."

His attorneys also worried that visiting their client in jail would expose themselves to "contaminated air and surfaces."

Prosecutors objected to his release from jail, but the judge overruled their objections and released Bouaichi on $25,000 bond, with stipulations that he only leave his Maryland home for meetings with "lawyers or pretrial services officials."

Bouaichi broke the terms of his pre-trial release when he was spotted at a Wendy's drive-thru in his hometown of Greenbelt, Md., according to the Washington Post.

He resisted arrest and rammed a cop car with his vehicle, the Post reported. He was hit with additional charges of assault with a deadly weapon and traffic violations.

He was released from jail on May 11, as authorities were unaware of his rape case in Virginia.

Police say Bouaichi returned to Alexandria, Va. on July 29 and fatally shot Dominguez outside her apartment.

After police appealed to the public for help locating Bouaichi, he was spotted on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and led federal marshals and Alexandria police on a high-speed chase. The chase ended when Bouaichi crashed, authorities said.

Bouaichi shot himself as police approached his car to arrest him.

The judge who released Bouaichi from jail in April retired from the bench in June.

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The wife of a man who shot and killed a Burger King employee during a dispute over a food order has been arrested.

Police in Orange County, Florida arrested Ashley Mason, 31, on charges of principal to first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

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Mason's husband, Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, (left) was arrested Sunday and charged in the murder of Burger King employee Desmond Joshua Jr., 22.

Sunday was Joshua's second day on the job, according to a police affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said a woman upset that her order was taking too long got out of her car yelling she was going to call "her man" to come back to the restaurant and handle the situation.

The woman, later identified as Mason, left in a black sedan and returned accompanied by Rodriguez-Tormes driving a white truck. Rodriguez-Tormes targeted Joshua and called him outside to fight, according to the affidavit. He put Joshua in a headlock and began choking him in the parking lot.

The affidavit said a witness separated the two men, and Rodriguez-Tormes went to his truck to retrieve his firearm.

According to the affidavit, Mason said she took the gun out of the truck and put it in her car, but her husband demanded the weapon. She said Joshua jumped over the hood of her car and approached Rodriguez-Tormes.

According to a witness, Rodriguez-Tormes told Joshua, "You got two seconds before I shoot you," and then shot him. Joshua was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Mason and Rodriguez-Tormes are being held without bond.