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The NYPD fugitive squad tracked down a former boxer who fled to the Middle East after he allegedly murdered his daughter.

Kabary Salem was indicted in the murder of his daughter, Ola Salem, 25, on Nov. 5, law enforcement sources told The NY Post.

Ola Salem's body was discovered by a jogger in Bloomingdale Park in October 2019. The body had been dragged through the woods, then covered with leaves.

Ola Salem worked as an advocate for Muslim women who were victims of domestic violence.

The NYPD's Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked Salem all the way to the Middle East. He was arrested and brought back to New York on Friday, the Post reported.

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Salem, 52, is a former professional middleweight boxer from Egypt who fought in the U.S. in the 1990s through early 2000s.

He is notorious for killing one opponent by repeatedly head-butting him in the ring in Sept. 2000. Boxer Randi Carver collapsed after being knocked out in the 10th round, and never regained consciousness.

He died two days later. Salem was not charged in connection with Carver's death.

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A former U.S. postal service employee plead guilty to stealing gift cards and cash from U.S. mail letters.

Markeyta McAllister, 30, pleaded guilty on Dec. 17 to Obstruction of United States Mail for stealing thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards between July 7, 2014 to December 3, 2019.

"While most U.S. Postal Service employees serve Americans with integrity and honesty – McAllister did not," said U.S. Attorney Byung J. 'BJay' Pak. "By opening peoples' mail to steal money and gift cards, McAllister betrayed both the citizens she supposedly served and the reputation of her fellow employees."

Pak says McAllister, of Jefferson, Georgia, opened mailed letters to steal prepaid Visa gift cards and cash from letters addressed to residents in Duluth, Georgia, where she worked at a U.S. mail facility.

McAllister later used the stolen gift cards at stores such as Kroger and Walmart.

After pleading guilty, McAllister confirmed that she "fully underst[ood] that it is a crime, punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, to knowingly or willfully obstruct or delay the mail, or to steal or attempt to steal mail of any kind."

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A Black family in a Dallas suburb want answers after their two cars were set ablaze and vandals spray painted "Trump 20" on their garage door.

The family believes the vandals struck because of a Black Lives Matter sign in front of their home.

"It's definitely a hate crime," Jayla Gipson, 36, told NBC News. She said that her 21-year-old son initially smelled smoke from the burning cars around midnight on Wednesday. "'Trump 2020' was sprayed on our garage, our 'Black Lives Matter' sign was spray-painted, and our cars were engulfed in flames."

"Had that sign not been in my yard, I don't think this would have ever been an incident for us," she said.

Gipson told reporters, "My life does matter, and regardless of how anyone feels or what their beliefs or opinions is — it's something that I'm voicing to the universe. Black Lives Matter."

An investigation is underway, but police have no suspects. The vandalism is not considered a police priority because it's a property crime. And similar hate crimes were determined to be hoaxes committed by the 'victims' themselves.

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Shocking video shows a brutal assault on a woman in a shopping center in upscale Buckhead, a suburb north of Atlanta.

The video, originally published by @atlscoop on Instagram, shows a person attempting to snatch a woman's purse after knocking her to the ground.

The incident occurred on Dec. 13 outside the Old Navy Store in the Buckhead Station shopping center across the street from Lenox Square Mall, where there have been at least seven shootings in the past year.

The person approached the woman, knocked her to the ground and tried to snatch her purse. But she held onto her purse with a tight grip as the person dragged her across the parking lot.

Several bystanders rushed over to assist the woman, as the thief rifled through her purse before fleeing the scene on foot.

Comments under the video ripped Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for the escalating crime spree that has rocked Atlanta and its surrounding suburbs.

One IG user wrote: "Talk to Mayor Bottoms, Atlanta crime is out of control!!!"

Another user wrote: "Thanks to our cop hating race bating Mayor of Atlanta for allowing our city to turn to sh*t. Come back from your other home in Martha’s Vineyard and fix our city now."

And a third wrote: "Actor Josh Groban had his car broken into there in broad daylight!?"

Channel 2 Action News anchor Jovita Moore suggested the seven shootings at Lenox Mall were committed by opportunistic criminals who migrated to Atlanta from locked down states because the Peach city is wide open during the Corona outbreak.

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A popular Instagram model is in police custody after she stabbed her mother and cut out her beating heart, while she was still alive.

Anna Leikovic, a 21-year-old medical student, allegedly stabbed her mother, Praskovya Leikovic, 40, with a knife and cut out her heart, while Praskovya was reportedly still alive. She then cut out her mother's lungs, and intestines.

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After mutilating Praskovya (left), Leikovic (right) calmly showered and went out on a date with her boyfriend.

"She stabbed her mother with a knife and then cut out the heart of a living woman," a police source said, according to DailyMail.com.

"It is hard to believe but she cut out the heart in the most literal sense of the word."

Following her arrest, Leikovic appeared in court wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and a silver face mask.

She was filmed lying down on a bench while grooming her nails in the courtroom.

When asked by a journalist whether she had killed and mutilated her mother, Leikovic laughed and replied: "Goodbye."

An uncle told a reporter her mother returned home from working in Germany and believed her daughter was strung out on drugs.

He said Praskovya arranged for Leikovic to enter a drug rehab facility. He couldn't believe that his niece stabbed his sister to death.

"It took two hours for the police to tell me Anna is the main suspect. I could not even imagine this," he told a reporter.

Leikovic's nearly 13,000 Instagram followers were stunned by the news. Many continue to leave words of sorrow and anger under her photos.
 

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A Georgia woman has been charged in the brutal beating death of a 2-year-old girl she was babysitting.

Sandy Springs police say Kirstie Hannah Flood, 29, beat little Fallon Fridley to death in the Sandy Springs apartment the toddler shared with her mother, Kristin Fridley Gantt.

Flood was arrested two days after Fallon was found unresponsive in the apartment.

Gantt, an employee at Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, told Channel 2 Action News the babysitter called her at work, crying hysterically, and told her the toddler fell and hit her head on playground equipment.

Fallon was rushed to a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta location, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

Doctors told police the child's injuries were inconsistent with Flood's story.

The coroner's report revealed a massive skull fracture and lacerations to Fallon's liver, spleen and colon. The autopsy showed the girl "suffered severe injuries that resulted in her death during her care by the suspect," Sandy Springs police said Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Flood had been Fallon's babysitter since August, and she was a family friend for years. Gantt couldn't comprehend that Flood was capable of such brutality.

Apparently, Flood was also unaware of the murderous rage that lurked inside her.

Police obtained a search warrant for her Flood's phone and found internet searches for "what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that's not yours," and "what type of people enjoy abusing other people's children" according to the warrant.

Flood, who is from Smyrna, was arrested five times before her 21st birthday, according to Cobb County records obtained by the AJC. The charges ranged from battery to alcohol use and drug possession.

Flood is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

A GoFundMe page created for funeral expenses raised nearly $32,000 as of Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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Police have identified the mother of a 2-year-old boy found abandoned at a Mississippi Goodwill donation center with only a note and a change of clothes.

NBC News reports a man connected with the case was arrested by Memphis police on Monday afternoon.

Antoinette Smith claims a man who tried to pimp her out for cash kidnapped her son, Sergio, according to a Facebook Live interview she gave over the phone to a Memphis activist.

Smith said she traveled from Memphis to Nashville with a "male acquaintance," leaving her son behind in Memphis with a woman whom she believed was the man's sister.

Smith said the man later revealed that his "sister" was actually his girlfriend.

"If I knew that, I wouldn't have left my baby like that," Smith said. She claims the man then left her at a Nashville store after she refused his demand to turn tricks for him.

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The Southaven Police Department circulated a still image from a surveillance video that shows a disguised man dropping the boy off at the Goodwill center.

Surveillance footage also showed a woman in a red vehicle with the man.

According to an employee at the Goodwill center, the man said the boy's mother couldn't care for him any longer. The employee called police when the man left the premises.

The man left a bag with the boy that contained a note and a change of clothing. The note read: "Child abandoned... no phone number for mom."

The child is in the custody of Child Protective Services until the mother arrives to pick him up.

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A SWAT team rescued three children from a Florida home after their father killed his wife and mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself.

The murder-suicide occurred on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. at a home in Tamarac, about 40 miles north of Miami.

Police say Clody Sylverne, 39, shot his wife, Benouchka, and her 65-year-old mother, before killing himself.

Police responding to a 911 call found Sylverne and Benouchka dead on a bedroom floor. Her mother was airlifted to a local hospital, where she died.

The couple's children -- ages 4, 8 and 11 -- were found hiding in a bedroom closet, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

A SWAT team helped the kids escape through a bedroom window, WSVN-TV reports.

The children were examined a hospital, where they met with victim advocates and treatment specialists. They remain in state custody.

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A Florida man died in a freak accident over the weekend when a window of the home he was allegedly burglarizing slammed down on his neck.

Jonathan Hernandez, 32, was alone when he climbed through a window at a home in Lehigh Acres, about 15 miles east of Fort Myers, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The window slammed down on Hernandez's neck, leaving him dangling in the air until he strangled to death.

Hernandez's family disputed law enforcement's account of the freak accident. They claim Hernandez was not a burglar, and that his death is suspicious.

His fiancée, Patricia Duarte, said the family was surprised by law enforcement's claim that Hernandez was a petty criminal who died in the commission of a burglary.

"Soon as I got there I'm like, there's no way. This isn't what happened," she told NBC2 News. "I just need something to be done the right way. I need a proper investigation. I need the actual truth to come to light."

But Lt. Russell Park, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said police found the convicted felon dead at the scene. Park said the window that Hernandez was climbing through "unexpectedly" slammed down on him and pinned him, "keeping him suspended in air" for some time until he died.

The family created a GoFundMe page for Hernandez's funeral expenses.

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A Georgia man was charged with leaving a loaded handgun unattended after a 5-year-old girl was shot in the face at her babysitter's DeKalb County home.

Jada Willingham died on Friday, Dec. 4, soon after arriving at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital, according to AJC.com.

Jada was shot in the face by a playmate she had known all her life, the AJC reports.

The shooting occurred in a babysitter's Lithonia home. The 68-year-old woman told investigators Jada was one of four children she was watching in her home when she heard a shot ring out, followed by a scream.

She said Jada and her playmate were in a bedroom where they apparently found a loaded gun. The babysitter found Jada on the floor of the bedroom, bleeding from a wound to her face.

On Friday, Dec. 11, police charged Chad Brooks, Sr. with 2nd-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to children for allegedly leaving the gun unattended.

Brooks is currently in custody at the DeKalb County Jail, Fox 5 reports. Officials say they have not determined who fired the fatal shot.

The babysitter has not been charged.

A GofundMe page raised $10,000 for Jada's funeral. She was laid to rest last week.