After getting bitch slapped by Judge Patricia Schnegg in a L.A. courtroom yesterday, Chris Brown changed clothes and met up with friends at an L.A. recording studio. It seems CB is still recording tracks despite the fact that his career is over and no one but his hard core fans cares about him anymore.
Judge Schnegg told Brown she'd heard "chatter" that he was still stalking his ex-girlfriend Rihanna by showing up at hotels where she was staying. The judge extended Rihanna's protection order by 5 years and imposed a limit of 100 yards (that's 300 feet, or the length of a football field).
So many female victims of domestic abuse have fallen through the cracks over the years, but the justice system worked in Rihanna's case.
When is the last time you saw pop and fashion icon Rihanna cheesing this hard?
Yesterday, while woman beater Chris Brown was getting bitch slapped by a female judge, his victim Rihanna smiled broadly for the paparazzi in New York City. Rihanna is said to be extremely happy at the news that CB can't come within 100 yards of her for 5 years! The previous distance was 10 yards, so this will severely hamper Brown's appearances at awards shows and other industry events where Rihanna is in attendance.
The judge was absolutely correct in not lifting the protection order that put strict limits on Brown's contact with Rihanna. Remember this was the boy who threatened to kill Rihanna as he pummeled and bit her inside a rented Lamborghini earlier this year.
Police reports which were finally released detail a murderous intent on the part of a deeply disturbed young man who realized he was losing control over a fiercely independent Rihanna.
Yesterday, Judge Patricia Schnegg sentecned Brown to 5 years probation and 180 hours of hard labor. She also warned Brown not to "harass, assault" or "threaten" Rihanna. The judge told Brown she'd heard "chatter" that Brown had been stalking Rihanna by showing up in the same hotels where she was staying.
Judge Schnegg reminded Brown that if the rumors were true he was in violation of a previous order which warned him to stay away from Rihanna.
Brown faces jail time if he breaks his 5-year probation and goes near Rihanna again. Thank God for judges like her who take domestic violence very seriously!
Kudos to Judge Patricia Schnegg for ignoring the bigwig fatcats who sent her letters on behalf of woman beater Chris Brown. The judge sentenced him to 5 years probation and 6 months hard labor. She refused to lift the order of protection barring him from coming within 100 yards of his former girlfriend Rihanna. This is great news!
Judge Patricia Schnegg said during the sentencing, "I am not immune to the chatter on the airwaves." It's unclear if she was saying that she's heard reports that Brown and Rihanna are still talking ... or if she was just saying he needs to be careful because she watches TV and reads TMZ. To us, it sounded like the former.
Down to business, the judge sentenced Brown to perform hard labor at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities in Richmond, VA, where he must also take a 52-week domestic violence course.
The judge ruled Brown -- who pleaded guilty to felony assault -- must stay 100 yards away from Rihanna, unless they are both at an entertainment-related event, in which case he must stay 10 yards away. The protective order lasts 5 years.
He must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.
Brown must also keep in touch with the Probation Department and is subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 5 years. He can't own any dangerous weapons, including guns or knives.
According to a police affidavit, Michael Jackson's personal physician waited 82 minutes to call 911 after Jackson stopped breathing on the fateful morning of June 25. Dr. Conrad Murray told police he treated Jackson for chronic insomnia for 6 months.
On the night of June 25th, Dr. Murray said he administered the benzodiazepine sedatives Ativan and Versed by IV push to Jackson all night long to help him sleep.
When those meds failed to induce sleep, Dr. Murray said he administered Propofol 25mg (by IV push?) to Jackson at 10:40 a.m. Murray then left the room for 2 minutes and returned to find Jackson not breathing and unresponsive.
If the police have a case against Dr. Murray, 57, it will be based on the length of time it took for him to seek emergency medical assistance for Jackson after he found him unresponsive. But there doesn't seem to be enough of a case for manslaughter. Gross medical negligence, yes, but it will be very difficult for the prosecutor's office to convince a jury that 25mg of the sedative Propofol (Diprivan) killed Jackson.
Theoretically, 25mg of Propofol could kill a patient whose respirations and blood pressure were already decreased. But attorneys and juries don't deal in theories.
It almost sounds like this idiot is blaming the club security for letting him in with his illegally concealed gun. Dumb azz got two years in prison for shooting himself in the leg inside a crowded nightclub.
Awww, poor Julius. The Croatian authorities arrested Beyonce's bodyguard, full name Julius Hollander, today on charges of assaulting a paparazzi and destroying his personal property. Authorities temporarily stripped Beyonce, Jay Z and Julius of their passports before ejecting Julius from the country.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night when Beyonce and Jay Z dined at Dubrovnik restaurant Gil's. As the couple left, Julius clashed with overzealous paparazzi who had assembled outside. Julius aimed a flashlight at the cameras hoping to disrupt their flashes. When that trick didn't work, he got into a physical altercation with one of the paps.
That pap, Dragana Banovica, filed a police complaint against Julius claiming the brawny bodyguard assaulted him and threw his camera equipment into the sea.
A video that was posted to the Internet Wednesday morning shows the pap aggressively hitting Julius with a large tripod stand, the type that's used to hold large video cameras. Julius reacted by throwing the heavy tripod into the water.
The police caught up with Beyonce, Jay Z and Julius, their lone bodyguard, on a private island off Korcula in Croatia. Julius was arrested and all 3 had their passports stripped temporarily.
Julius appeared in court today where he spent about two hours in front of a judge. He was accompanied by a Croatian lawyer and translators. He pleaded guilty to reduced charges of public disorder and disturbance of the peace before being ejected from the country.
I blame Jay Z and Beyonce for this. When you are an international star worth millions, you can't be cheap and only hire one bodyguard. Even money-grubbing Sean Combs (as stingy as he is) takes a small army of bodyguards with him when he leaves the country. Hopefully Jay Z and Beyonce will learn from this incident. It could have been much worse.
Something is terribly wrong with a justice system that continues to let murders out on bond to walk our streets. If a defendant takes a life, he should be locked up until his trial.
In the case of 17-year-old Antoine Wimes, a judge saw fit to grant him $250,000 bond in a murder and assault case. Wimes was arrested in February 2009 and charged with the July 2008 shooting death of Obiakor Onyemaechi.
Wimes' mother put up the necessary $25,000 in cash or property to secure the bond. Judge Karen Woodson ordered Wimes to wear an ankle monitor on home confinement -- which has been proven time and time again to be a totally useless method of keeping tabs on dangerous criminals.
By 8 a.m. Monday, Wimes' mother said he cut off his ankle monitor and was out the door. She never called the police to report his absence. More than 12 hours later, Wimes and an accomplice, Donovan McCoy, 21 -- a career criminal from Michigan who had only been in Georgia for three months, were at the door of "Nikki" Neely demanding money.
Neely, who is the best friend of Wimes' sister, refused to give them any cash. Outraged, Wimes shot Neely in the face and torso. The sociopath then picked up Neely's crying 1-year-old son Javante by the ankles and swung the child "like a baseball bat" against a wall or piece of furniture.
According to TMZ.com, Beyonce's brawny bodyguard, Julius, will be charged with assault and destruction of property by the Croatian authorities for chucking a paparazzi's tripod into the Adriatic Sea.
If you recall, Jay Z, Beyonce and Julius were dining out while on vacation in Croatia Tuesday night when one paparazzo got a little too aggressive and attacked Julius with his tripod. Julius retaliated by flinging the tripod into the water.
Croation law enforcement tells TMZ Bey's bodyguard has been charged with destroying personal property and assault -- based on a complaint filed by the reporter. Are the Croatians a bunch of haters? Didn't the authorities see the same video of the altercation that we all saw. Obviously the paparazzo was the aggressor and Julius was just protecting himself by disarming the aggressor.
It seems the Croatians have no love for Beyonce or Jay Z.
According to FOXNews.com, Michael Jackson's personal physician will be charged with manslaughter within the next two weeks.
This is not news to anyone, but a source told FOXNews.com that Murray could be charged as early as next Wednesday. In the meantime, investigators will serve one more warrant at a Los Angeles pharmacy as they build an airtight case against the financially strapped cardiologist.
Murray has admitted to giving Michael Jackson a home infusion of Diprivan (Propofol) a potent sedative used to induce anesthesia that should never be administered outside a hospital or clinic setting. Jackson went into respiratory and cardiac arrest when Dr. Murray left him alone during the infusion on June 25th to make phone calls. Jackson was later pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center.
Yesterday, Lil Wayne's publicist issued a statement disputing reports that Lil Wayne's Canadian concert dates were canceled due to the Canadian border patrol turning Lil Wayne's bus around at the border.
The publicist gave that same old tired excuse that Lil Wayne was ill. How many times have we heard that one? Are we supposed to believe that Weezy rolled up to the Canadian border ready to perform his show that night -- and then suddenly took ill on the bus? Yeah right.
Weezy's tour mates Soulja Boy and Nicky Minaj gave their accounts of what happened on the social networking site Twitter.com. Neither of them confirmed the publicist's excuse that Weezy was ill.
One Canadian fan emailed me to say Canada has no love for the syrup addict who is currently on trial facing drug and gun charges. Hagi wrote:
Let me start off by saying that I enjoy reading your blog. My email is in regards to Lil Wayne's canceled Canadian show. As a young African-Canada male, I'm ecstatic that my government denied the rapper and his entourage entry into Canada. Lil Wayne is everything that is wrong with America's youth today and I'm dismayed that people continue to buy into his gimmick. I hope he realizes that it's never too late to change your ways and inject some positivity into the world.
Dr. Conrad Murray was forced to shut down his medical practice amid the ongoing investigation into the sudden death of Michael Jackson on June 25. So he made this video to reach out to his patients and supporters to let them know he is fine. "Your messages give me strength and courage and keep me going," said the embattled cardiologist in a video posted on YouTube today.
"Please, don't worry. As long as I keep God in my heart, and you in my life I will be fine," he said.
INF Daily posted these pics of the long suffering wife and daughter of Michael Jackson's former personal physician today.
Blanche Murray, also a doctor, was spotted picking up her daughter, Camille Murray, at the Las Vegas airport. As the paparazzi (and irate Michael Jackson fans) swarmed around them, Camille buried her face in her arm and hung her head in shame.
According to Radaronline.com, Blanche is Murray's second wife. Dr. Murray has admitted to fathering six children with different women, and has been ordered to jail twice in the past several years for non-payment of child support for a son he fathered outside his marriage.
Dr. Murray was the last man to see pop idol Michael Jackson alive before he passed away of a cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009. Jackson, whose death was ruled a homicide, will be laid to rest on August 29, his 51st birthday. Murray has been named as a suspect in the ongoing investigation into Jackson's death.
Dyron Hart, a former Nicholls State football player, pleaded guilty to impersonating a White Supremacist on the Internet who was angry that a black man was elected president. Hart faces 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A black man who pretended to be a white supremacist on the Internet has entered a guilty plea to charges that he issued death threats.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 20-year old Dyron Hart pled guilty in federal court to "communicating threats in interstate commerce."
"According to court documents, Hart... admitted that he created a fictitious name and used the photograph of a white supremacist to communicate a threat. He then purported to be a person outraged by the election of President Barack Obama," Letten said in a news release.
Letten says that Hart sent the threat to an African American student at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux "indicating he wanted to kill African American individuals because of the election of the President."
Philadelphia Philly fans are not too thrilled with the team owner's decision to sign convicted dog killer Michael Vick to a 2-year contract. Outraged radio talk show listeners are calling in to vent their frustrations on the air. While Philly's own resident punk rocker, Pink, took to her Twitter page and encouraged fans to tear Vick to pieces like he did to his dogs.
"wow. michael vick in MY hometown, Philly. of all the places. I hope the fans tear him to pieces like his beloved dogs."
Meanwhile, protests are also being planned outside the facility where the Phillies train. And Vick can expect to hear boos rain down on him when he takes the field in a Phillies uniform. No wonder 26 NFL clubs passed on his services.
According to the LA Times, Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, left him alone in a bedroom after starting an infusion of a potent sedative so he could go make phone calls.
Leaked details from Jackson's autopsy report shows that Dr. Murray gave Jackson an IV infusion of Diprivan (Propofol) a short acting drug used in hospitals to induce anesthesia on patients undergoing inpatient and outpatient procedures.
The troubled doc, who has been identified in court records as a suspect in Jackson's death, returned to the bedroom to find the 50-year-old Jackson unresponsive and not breathing. Jackson was later pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest.
Murray, 51, told police he felt comfortable giving Jackson Diprivan and leaving him alone to make calls on his cell phone because Jackson had previously taken the drug as a sleep aid for a decade with no problems. Murray told police he spoke with his family members and office staff in Houston while Jackson slept in another room.
Police sources had earlier said Murray fell asleep in another room in the rented 10-bedroom mansion after giving Jackson the drug.
This news contradicts online reports that Murray delayed calling paramedics for 30 minutes because he couldn't find a working phone inside Jackson's rented Bel Air mansion on the morning of June 25.
A source close to the investigation into Jackson's untimely death told the LA Times that there was a "limited amount" of Diprivan in Jackson's system. And that the presence of other prescription drugs in his system along with such a limited amount of the sedative could complicate prosecution of Dr. Murray.
The city of Atlanta can breathe easier today: Charman Sinkfield, 30, the suspected triggerman in the shooting death of champion boxer Vernon Forrest, was arrested last night by U.S. Marshals. As the city slept, Sinkfield was booked into the Fulton County jail overnight. He is charged with murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery with a deadly weapon. His first court appearance is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the jail.
Police say Sinkfield is the man seen on a Whitehall Street Chevron station's surveillance camera exiting a red Pontiac and walking toward the McDaniel Street side to act as look out for Damario Ware, 20, who robbed Forrest as he put air in the tires of his Jaguar.
Moments later, Forrest retrieved a gun from his waistband and chased Ware for three blocks on foot. Forrest encountered Sinkfield in the street outside the Mechanicsville apartments after losing sight of Ware. Sinkfield convinced the boxer that he was not the man who robbed him. As Forrest turned to walk away, Sinkfield shot him 7 or 8 times in the back.
Sinkfield is the third man arrested in the case that made national headlines. Ware is in custody along with Jquante Crews, 25, the driver of the Pontiac. Police believe only 3 men were involved in the crime.
Police received numerous tips from the public naming Sinkfield and Ware after Forrest's case was aired on America's Most Wanted. Detectives staked out a home in southwest Atlanta where they knew Sinkfield was hiding out. At around 9 p.m. Wednesday, 12 unmarked police cars trailed a black sedan with Sinkfield in the back seat from Nathan Street to I-20.
The sedan was forced to pull over on I-20 near Hamilton E. Holmes Drive where Sinkfield was taken into custody. He was one of three men in the car. The driver was also arrested on an unrelated incident. At one point, police say, Sinkfield tried to disguise himself with a wig.
Sinkfield has a lengthy arrest record and served three terms in state prisons, including a 2-year sentence for cocaine possession. He was last released from prison in December 2007.
We need a three strikes law in Georgia to keep these repeat criminals off our streets.
According to the AJC, a man flagged down a police officer outside a house on the 1200 block of Hill Street in northwest Atlanta this morning. The man told the officer he had an argument with his girlfriend who stabbed him.
As the officer watched, Hayes’ girlfriend, 45-year-old Linda Clark, came out of the house brandishing a knife and quickly retreated back inside.
Calrk refused to come out, and the SWAT team soon had the house surrounded. Shortly after 10 a.m. the heavily armed SWAT team entered the house and arrested Clark without incident.
I know you're thinking there's more to this story, like maybe she barricaded herself in the house with an AK-47, a Mac 11 and a bunch of clips. But she was armed with only a steak knife.
Making The Band alumni Sara Stokes was arrested last weekend for pulling a KeKe Wyatt stunt and stabbing her husband Tony -- in front of their 3 kids!
According to TMZ.com, Stokes and her husband Tony were arguing in their Morena Valley, CA. home on August 2, when somehow Sara "tripped" and fell, hitting her head on the ground. The details are murky about what happened next. What we do know is Sara got hold of a knife and stabbed Tony in the arm. Police and paramedics were called to the scene and Sara was placed in handcuffs despite the fact that her face looked a bloody and bruised mess in her booking photo (above).
The Stokes' lawyer seemed to be saying, 'this is just another day in the Stokes' household,' when he told TMZ that: "Sara and Tony have a very passionate and loving relationship that on August 2, while having an evening of fun, she slipped and fell, hitting her head heavily on the ground and somehow in the process of helping her Tony got injured."
That doesn't sound like "fun" to me. Why does "passion" in the black community always translate to violence? We have to do better.
The Wrigley company, makers of Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum, has officially terminated Chris Brown's ad contract. Brown recently pled guilty to domestic assault and battery charges and will be sentenced on August 27.
According to TMZ.com, Wrigley had previously "suspended" their campaign with Brown in February after the incident with Rihanna, saying they believed "Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen."
But apparently, market research showed them that Chris Brown's once skyrocketing career is officially over. Not even a wildly popular wedding video on YouTube featuring his Wrigley song could sway the Wrigley execs' from their decision to fire his azz. It seems the Wrigley honchos have a soft spot in their hearts for battered women.
Besides, what corporation wants to see their celebrity spokesman picking up trash on the side of the highway as part of his community service program?
The Casio Watch Company held an event in NYC yesterday and this bald headed heiffer, Amber Rose, was on the stage with the other celebrities. Why was she onstage when she is not a celebrity? So all it takes to be a celeb now is to spread your legs for another celeb? No wonder the entertainment biz is struggling.
Woman beater Chris Brown and his mom were in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday to hear his sentence for beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna to a pulp earlier this year. The punk previously pleaded guilty to felony assault charges and he faces five years probation and 180 days of labor-oriented community service in Virginia. But his sentencing was postponed until August 27. What's this I hear that Rihanna is petitioning the judge to reduce the limits of Chris Brown's restraining order because she wants him closer? What is wrong with Rihanna? I'm hoping we won't have to ban Rihanna from this blog again? Photo: INF DAILY
Police have a man in custody in connection with the July 25th shooting death of former champion boxer Vernon Forrest. 20-year-old Damario Ware turned himself in to the Fulton County District Attorney's office on Tuesday. Ware is charged with murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery. He is being held at the Fulton County jail without bond.
Ware is not the gunman in the case, but police are expected to make more arrests by week's end. Ware is the man seen on an apartment surveillance video that was released by police last week. Police said Ware approached Forrest, 38, from behind after he stopped at a Chevron gas station on Whitehall Street to put air into the tires of his Jaguar.
Ware demanded Forrest's boxing championship ring, wallet and a Rolex watch. Forrest complied with the robber's request, then reached under his driver's seat for his handgun before giving chase on foot.
Police said Forrest lost sight of Ware as he turned the corner at McDaniel and Fulton Streets. But Forrest encountered Ware's accomplice in the street. The two exchanged words before the gunman shot Forrest 8 times in the back.
Police received a break in the high profile case when tips poured in after Forrest's murder aired on America's Most Wanted on Saturday. Ware was previously out on bond for an arrest in March in which he was charged with obstructing a police officer, criminal trespassing and auto break-in. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Just hours before family and friends gathered in Lithonia on Monday to say goodbye to boxing champion Vernon Forrest, police received a tip leading them one step closer to solving his murder.
Forrest, 38, was gunned down on July 25th at the intersection of Fulton and McDaniel streets in southwest Atlanta after chasing a man who robbed him at a nearby Chevron station.
Tips began pouring in minutes after Forrest's case was featured on a segment of America's Most Wanted this past weekend. Detectives told Channel 2's Tom Jones that someone came forward and gave them the name of the man seen on surveillance video from a security camera in a hallway at 505 Fulton Street apartments.
Police believe that man's accomplice was confronted minutes later outside the apartments by Forrest, but he was able to convince the boxer that he wasn't the robber. When Forrest turned to walk back to the gas station where his 11-year-old godson waited, the robber's accomplice shot Forrest 8 times in the back.
Police said as many as 3 to 4 men may have been involved in the crime. “We have a couple of names that we’ve identified,” said Lt. Keith Meadows, commander of the APD’s homicide unit. Though they won't release any names, police say the person of interest seen on the surveillance video has a past criminal record. Arrest warrants are expected to be issued by the end of the week.
According to the British Sun newspaper, an aide administered an injection of the narcotic painkiller Demerol to pop singer Michael Jackson in the early morning hours of June 25 while Jacko's doctor slept.
This adds plausibility to earlier reports that Jackson was given a shot of Demerol that preceded his cardiac arrest on June 25th. The Sun claims Jacko's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray administered the short-acting potent sedative Diprivan (Propofol) a drug that is used to induce anesthesia.
After starting Jackson's infusion of Diprivan, Dr. Murray told the LAPD he went to sleep. This goes against medical protocol since a patient receiving Diprivan IV requires constant monitoring of his breathing and blood pressure in a hospital setting.
According to The Sun, the Diprivan ran out during the night, and because Diprivan is short-acting, Jackson awoke soon after. Supposedly, Jackson then pleaded with an aide to give him a shot of Demerol.
Jackson's death was recently ruled a homicide. Earlier in the investigation, Jacko's dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, admitted prescribing Demerol for Jackson. Federal agents and local police raided Dr. Murray's Las Vegas home and Houston office last week. The agents were armed with search warrants listing Diprivan and other items related to the homicide case.
Local authorities have released raw footage from surveillance cameras that allegedly captured images of two suspects being sought in the murder and robbery of boxing champion Vernon Forrest last weekend. According to the AJC, police believe up to four men were involved in the murder.
Forrest and his 11-year-old Godson are seen on surveillance video in his Jaguar as they pulled into a gas station on Whitehall Street in Southwest Atlanta on Saturday night. Forrest put air in his tires as his Godson, who is the only eyewitness, went inside the convenience store to buy a bag of chips and use the restroom. The gas station surveillance camera captures a red Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am pulling up to a pump. A black man is seen getting out of the passenger side and walking directly behind Forrest.
The man is armed and demands Forrest's Rolex watch and a diamond ring. As the man walked away, Forrest retrieved a licensed .45 caliber weapon from under his driver's seat and gave chase on foot South on McDaniel Street and across the I-20 overpass.
Police believe Forrest lost sight of the suspect at the corner of McDaniel and Fulton Streets. The suspect was then caught on surveillance video as he ran past the front door of 505 Fulton Street apartments and then again as he ran behind the building where he is seen opening an unlocked security gate and entering a hallway.
The robbery suspect was wearing jeans, a black t-shirt and carrying a shiny handgun. Another surveillance camera captured the same man cowering nervously in the hallway near a locked security gate while talking on a cell phone. Police believe Forrest caught up with a second man who probably acted as look out at the gas station. The two exchanged words but the man was able to convince Forrest that he wasn't the one who robbed him. When Forrest turned to leave, the man pulled a gun and shot Forrest 7 to 8 times in the back and head. Forrest died at the scene.
After the shooting, the driver of the red Pontiac picked up both the robber and the shooter. The Pontiac then drove South on McDaniel Street.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Atlanta Police Department at 404-577-TIPS (8477)
Police have found the baby girl who was cut from her mother's womb. The baby is alive and being treated at a local hospital. New Hampshire police arrested a woman and her male companion late yesterday after receiving tips from the couple's friends.
The woman had pretended to be pregnant for months. But friends alerted the police after hearing about the murder of Darlene Haynes, 23, and noting that the suspect came home too early after giving birth. Haynes' body was found beaten and mutilated in a bedroom closet in her Worcester apartment on Monday.
Pregnant women at or near the end of their term (third trimester) are advised not to tell strangers (or friends for that matter) the gestational age of their fetus.
Police in Worcester, Mass. are frantically searching for the person or persons who stabbed a mother of three and cut her 8-month-old fetus from her womb.
A landlord searching for the source of a foul odor found Darlene Haynes's mutilated body wrapped in bedding and stuffed in her apartment closet yesterday. Police believe Haynes's body had been in the closet for almost a week. Haynes family members say they last heard from her on Thursday.
An 8-month-old fetus would require immediate hospitalization since it's lungs may not be fully developed.
Police have questioned Haynes's boyfriend who moved out of the apartment last month. Haynes, 23, took out a restraining order on her longtime boyfriend Roberto C. Rodriguez, 24, after he pushed her onto a glass table and ripped a phone from a wall so she couldn't call police on June 24.
Rodriguez told police he last saw Haynes when she dropped off their 1-year-old daughter Christina at his house on Thursday. Two other children, Jasmine, 4, and Lilliana, 3, are in the custody of Haynes's relatives.
The NFL sent out feelers to NFL teams they thought might be interested in bidding for the services of disgraced quarterback Michael Vick. Out of the 31 teams queried -- 18 said 'No thanks' and the number is expected to climb.
Vick, who spent 17 months in a federal prison for dog fighting, wasn't exactly burning up the field with TDs before checking in to Club Fed.
Maybe the teams remember that he tends to fumble the ball a lot and throws a few more interceptions than they would like while scrambling out of the pocket.
Or maybe Vick's salary demands are too laughable to even consider. Then there's the stigma of having such an infamous ex-con on your roster. That fact alone is sure to be mentioned every time the team hits the field.
So can you blame them? But as AJC sports writer Jeff Shcultz wrote: "Thirty-one teams can say no but it only takes one to give Vick a contract."
According to online reports, federal agents, armed with search warrants, raided Dr. Conrad Murray's Las Vegas home today. As you know, Dr. Murray is the last person to see pop icon Michael Jackson alive before Jackson died of a heart attack on June 25.
Police believe Dr. Murray fell asleep after infusing Jackson with IV Diprivan (Propofol) and then awoke to find Jackson dead.
Diprivan is a potent short-acting sedative used to induce anesthesia in a hospital setting. Patients receiving Diprivan intravenously should be carefully monitored for a drop in blood pressure/and or decreased respiratory rate that could lead to respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest.
It is recommended that Diprivan be administered slowly to prevent a dangerous drop in blood pressure. The rate of infusion should ideally be controlled by an IV machine or Diprivan can be titrated slowly by hand. But under no circumstance should the patient be left alone while the IV is infusing.
Diprivan is not available by prescription, therefore, the feds are searching for the source of the drug and how it came into Dr. Murray's possession.
According to TMZ.com, feds also served a search warrant on a storage facility in Houston where associates of Dr. Murray stored files and other items. Dr. Murray's staff removed items from the storage locker the day Jackson died.
According to TMZ.com, paramedics say pop icon Michael Jackson, 50, was already dead when they arrived and they failed to recognize him after working on him for 15 minutes.
When paramedics arrived at a rented Bel Aire mansion, they found an unresponsive "frail, old, sickly looking man" who whose heart rhythm was flatlined when they hooked him up to an EKG monitor.
Sources told TMZ that "there was no electrical activity in his heart and Jackson showed no sign of life." Sources also say paramedics wanted to pronounce Jackson dead at the scene, but Jackson's friend and personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, insisted that they transport the body to the hospital.
But that doesn't jibe with established medical protocol. Paramedics can't pronounce anyone dead in the field. They must transport the body to a hospital where the ER doctor (or the patient's doctor) calls the time of death.
In the case of hospice patients who die at home, a nurse can pronounce the patient dead.