Hakken family

A man who tied up his stepmother, kidnapped his 2 sons and fled to Cuba last week with his wife is back on U.S. soil.

Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife, Sharyn, were booked into a Hillsborough County jail in Florida after Cuban officials handed the couple over to U.S. officials late Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The couple, who were described by the media as "anti-government," was charged with kidnapping, child neglect and interference with custody, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website. The boys, Cole, 4, and Chase, 2, were returned to the custody of their maternal grandparents in Tampa, Florida.

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Gucci Mane Denied Bond

Rapper Gucci Mane turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night, after he learned there was a warrant out for his arrest.

Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, 33, is accused of hitting a soldier over the head with a champagne bottle during a scuffle at Atlanta's Harlem Nightclub on March 16.

Davis was charged with aggravated assault and ordered held without bond by a Fulton County magistrate Wednesday morning. his next court date is April 10.

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Sherry West

Update: Police arrested two teens suspected of shooting and killing a 1-year-old toddler in his stroller in Brunswick (GA) Thursday morning.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that police arrested the 2 teens Friday afternoon, after scouring school absentee records for their names.

Seventeen-year-old De'Marquis Elkins is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, along with a 14-year-old who was not identified because he is a juvenile, Police Chief Tobe Green told the AJC.

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Renz

A NY man who stabbed a librarian to death and raped her daughter was beaten in jail, The Associated Press reports.

David J. Renz, 29, suffered a broken nose and other facial trauma on his first day in jail, authorities said.

According to the AP, Renz had tissue stuffed up both nostrils and his face was swollen during a hearing on Friday to face federal charges of violating his probation.

"I have a broken nose," he reportedly told his lawyer, according to The Post-Standard in Syracuse.

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Renz

A NY man who was previously arrested for possession of child pornography was charged with abducting and murdering a school librarian and raping her 10-year-old daughter, The Associated Press reports.

Police say David J. Renz, 29, removed his ankle monitor, then drove to a mall near Syracuse, NY, where he abducted the woman and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class, around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Renz forced the woman and her daughter into their SUV, bound them both, fatally stabbed the woman and raped the girl.

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A savvy identity thief who stole the identity of a local reporter to purchase a Mercedes was released from jail last week, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports.

Erkes Antwon Green, 28, (pictured left) was released from DeKalb jail on $105,000 bond on March 3, despite evidence that he stole the identities of 142 people to file bogus tax returns and purchase at least 3 luxury cars.

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New details are emerging in the tragic case of Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old baby who was shot while her gang banging dad supposedly changed her diaper. The infant's wounded father, Jonathan Watkins, a street gang member who has been arrested 39 times, was released from the hospital yesterday.

Watkins stood before television cameras, portraying himself to be a distraught father who just lost his baby daughter.

But, according to loyal reader Trendsetter, who sent in the above photo, Watkins didn't appear distraught while in the hospital, where he was seen posing for photos and throwing up the peace sign (his hospital wristband is visible on his right wrist).

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Derrick Rose to Pay for Jonylah Watkins Funeral

Chicago Bulls superstar guard Derrick Rose will foot the bill for 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins' funeral, ABC News reports. Jonylah died a day after she was shot 5 times while her father changed her diaper in the front seat of a van parked on Chicago's south side on Monday.

Police say the father, who had known gang affiliations, told them the killer opened fire on him while he changed the baby's diaper. Police believe the drive-by may have been provoked by a Facebook post.

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Natisha Hillard and Christopher Bour

An Indiana mother sold her own infant to a man to make a child pr0n, NBC News reports.

Natisha Hillard, 24, was arrested after she sold her 18-month-old infant daughter to 39-year-old Christopher Bour for the purpose of making child pr0n.

Police say Hillard, who met Bour in an online dating chat room, was fully aware of Bour's intentions when she agreed to the illegal transaction.

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Oscar Pistorius

A family friend describes Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius as a "broken man" who is on the verge of suicide.

"He has no confidence in his tone of voice and he is almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn't know where he is going," Mike Azzie told the BBC in an upcoming documentary.

"I would say that, just speaking to him, he is a broken man. I would go as far as to say that he could be on the verge of suicide. It really worries me," said Azzie in the upcoming BBC documentary, Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?

Azzie said the double amputee has been forced to sell off his prized possessions to pay for his spiraling legal fees.

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Rachman and Raizel Glauber

The hit-and-run driver who killed an expectant mother, her husband and their newborn, served time in prison for the murder of rapper 50 Cent's namesake, Kelvin "50 Cent" Martin, (left) the NY Post reports.

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Police are hunting for Julio Macevedo, 44, (center) who fled the scene of the 2-car accident in Cobble Hill Brooklyn that left expectant parents, Rachman Glauber and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Raizel, dead. Glauber and Raizel, both 21-year-old Hasidic jews, were on their way to the hospital after Raizel complained of not feeling well.

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Tameka Raymond and Kile Glover

A suspect has been arrested in the death of Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of Tameka Raymond and her ex-husband Ryan Glover.

According to TMZ, a Grand Jury in Hall County indicted Jeffrey Simon Hubbard for operating a jet ski irresponsibly and causing the accident that left Kile brain dead and a 16-year-old girl injured on Lake Lanier in July 2012.

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A 22-year-old Mississippi man has been arrested and charged with the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate. Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged with the murder of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, 34, on Thursday.

McMillian's body was found near the Mississippi River levee Wednesday morning, a day after Reed crashed McMillian's SUV into another vehicle on U.S. highway 49.

Reed was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where he is listed in good condition. McMillian's relationship to Reed is not known.

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Grady high school student

A Fulton County judge has set a bond for the 17-year-old Grady high school student who shot herself in the thigh yesterday.

Magistrate Judge Jessy Lall set bond at $41,000 for Morgan Tukes, who is being charged with a felony for possession of a gun by a minor.

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Bahsid McLean Tanya Byrd

A man who dismembered his mother and scattered her body parts around the Bronx, took pictures of himself holding her severed head before disposing of her body, the NY Post reports.

Bahsid McLean, 23, confessed to the gruesome murder of his own mother, Tanya Byrd, who was the only caretaker of her 6-year-old Down syndrome son.

Police say the grinning psycho used a power saw to cut up his mother, then posed with parts of her body in grisly photos that he wanted as keepsakes. McLean and a friend, William Harris, 26, then stuffed Byrd's body into several black garbage bags and a suitcase. They drove around the Bronx dumping Byrd's remains like trash.

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Joliet murder suspects

Four suspects who are charged with first degree murder in the deaths of two black men may have had sex on top of the corpses.

The four Joliet, Ill. suspects, Alisa Massaro (pictured top right), 18; Bethany McKee (pictured bottom left), 18; Adam Landerman (pictured top left), 19 (his mother is a Joliet police sergeant); and Joshua Miner (pictured bottom right), are charged with the strangulation deaths of two 22-year-old Black men, Eric Glover (below pictured left) and Terrence Rankin, who were allegedly robbed, and partially dismembered in January, News One reports.

Joliet murder victims

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Lil Poopy

Meet 9-year-old Lil Poopy. Like most kids his age, he loves hip hop music. But unlike most boys his age, he is behaving like a grown man; groping women's behinds, cussing like a sailor, and rapping about guns and drugs in rap music videos. His dad, Luis Rivera Sr., thinks what his son is doing is cute. Rivera is now under investigation by the Massachusetts authorities for child welfare laws.

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Steve Harvey questioned

More details are emerging in a strange car keying vandalism case involving one of comedian Steve Harvey's bodyguards, Gossip Extra reports exclusively.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to issue an arrest warrant for Harvey's bodyguard, who is accused of causing keying the car of a young equestrian show participant.

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Steve Harvey questioned

There's always more to every story. Comedian, noted author and radio host Steve Harvey was questioned over a car keying incident that occurred in Florida over the weekend.

Gossip Extra reports exclusively that Harvey, 56, and his bodyguard were questioned by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with the vandalism incident.

According to Gossip Extra, Harvey, who owns a home in Atlanta, spends weekends in West Palm Beach rooting for his 15-year-old, horseback-riding daughter Lori, who is competing in the Winter Equestrian Festival’s showjumping competition.

Witnesses claim they spotted someone matching the bodyguard’s description near a parked, year-old Ford Fusion that was mysteriously keyed Saturday afternoon.

Deputies caught up with them near the tent where his daughter preparing for her competition.

“Steve just sat in a golf cart and wasn’t talking much,” a source at the stadium tells me. “The deputy talked mostly with the bodyguard.”

PBSO officials acknowledged that an investigation into vandalism at the showgrounds parking lot is open but aren’t releasing details because the probe is continuing.

Hmmmm... I wonder what that's all about?

Slim Dunkin

The man accused of shooting aspiring rapper Skim Dunkin to death in 2011, will spend the next 25 years in jail, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Vinson Hardimon, aka Young Vito, was found not guilty of Slim Dunkin's murder by a Fulton County jury on Monday.

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Mall riot

50 squad cars descended upon the Ford City Mall in southwest Chicago Sunday to restore order when 100 to 200 kids rioted after a Mindless Behavior appearance.

The teeny bopper group made an appearance at the food court in the mall earlier in the day to promote their new release, "All Around the World," John Sarama, the mall's senior general manager, told the Chicago Tribune.

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Kenny Clutch

An aspiring rapper was at the wheel of a Maserati that was involved in a rolling shootout in Las Vegas, police say.

Police are hunting the occupants of a black Range Rover who opened fire on the Maserati as it headed north on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Maserati's driver, identified by family members as Kenneth Cherry Jr., died after his Maserati slammed into a taxi and burst into flames on the busy Las Vegas strip, 2 blocks from where rapper Tupac was shot.

The taxi driver, Michael Boldon, 62, and his passenger also died, CNN reports.

A passenger inside the Maserati survived the crash.

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Oscar Pistorius freed by court

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is a free man after being freed on bail by Magistrate Desmond Nair following a four day bail hearing. Pistorius was arrested on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29, who he mistook for a burglar.

Nair said Pistorius was not a flight risk and that his prosthetic legs would make a "commotion" if he tried to get through airport security.

"I come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail," said Nair, who added "the state only has circumstantial evidence but that 'does not prevent it being [premeditated murder].

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Hilton Botha dropped from Oscar Pistorius case

The lead detective in the murder case against Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is facing 7 charges of attempted murder himself, the BBC reports.

Police confirmed that South African detective Hilton Botha was allegedly involved in a shooting two years ago. He was dropped from the sensational murder case that has generated headlines around the world.

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Tyler Perry and Oscar Pistorius on Jay Leno

Some celebrities never cease to amaze me. Like most narcissists, they will do or say anything for attention. Increasingly violent narcissists have been in the news lately.

From murderess Jodi Arias to cop killer Christopher Dorner, and most recently, Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter who was arrested for killing his model girlfriend at his home in South Africa on Thursday.

Yet even in times of tragedy, narcissists will seize the opportunity to draw attention to themselves.

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Joe Rickey Hundley

A man accused of slapping a crying 2-year-old baby on an Atlanta-bound Delta flight has been fired from his job, CNN.com reports.

Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was sitting across the aisle from Jessica Bennett, 33, of Minnesota, when he became belligerent toward Bennett whose 19-month-old son was crying.

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Oscar Pistorius weeps in court

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius held his head in his hands and cried in open court as he heard the charges against him in Pretoria, South Africa Friday.

Pistorius, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with shooting his girlfriend, FHM model and upcoming reality star Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his Pretoria mansion earlier that morning.

A magistrate upgraded the charges from murder to the more serious charge of premeditated murder as it was revealed that Pistorius shot Steenkamp four times through a bathroom door.

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