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A body found in a shallow grave behind a dilapidated house in Hueytown, Alabama has been identified as a Trussville woman who went missing from a country music bar.

Paighton Houston, 29, was last seen on Dec. 20 at Tin Roof live music bar in the 2700 block of Seventh Avenue South in Birmingham's Lakeview District. She arrived at the bar earlier that night with a co-worker.

After leaving the bar willingly with two men, Houston texted her co-worker to say she felt "in trouble."

According to Houston's mother, Paighton texted "if I call answer, I don't know these people and I feel in trouble."

On Friday morning, Trussville police received a tip that led them to the house on Chapel Hill Drive in Hueytown.

After sifting through a mound of trash in a "muddy, nasty" backyard, police discovered the shallow grave and unearthed Houston's "intact" body. The body was positively identified as Houston.

Neighbors say an elderly man once lived in the house. His children moved him from the house to take care of him. The house is currently unoccupied.

Houston, whose smiling eyes touched the hearts of many, was honored by friends and volunteers who tied yellow ribbons on trees and telephone poles in Trussville on Saturday.

A GoFundMe account raised over $12,000 in donations to help pay Houston's burial expenses.

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Rapper DaBaby is still locked up in a Miami jail after a violent encounter with a local club promoter who allegedly owed him $10,000. The altercation was caught on the hotel's surveillance cameras.

The unidentified promoter told police the rapper robbed him of $80 and his iPhone 7 before pouring apple juice on him outside the posh Novotol Hotel on Brickell Avenue in Miami.

The rapper appeared in a Miami courtroom on Friday, where he waived extradition to Texas. By waiving extradition, DaBaby agrees to be transported by sheriff's deputies to the state of Texas to face charges there.

Meanwhile, there is the matter of $250,000 in cash that DaBaby says he left in his Miami hotel room when he was arrested. He told Judge Mindy Glazer about the money.

A video that surfaced online Friday, allegedly shows the rapper robbing the promoter in front of the hotel.

It isn't clear if DaBaby, real name Jonathan Kirk, was a guest at the hotel when the alleged robbery went down.

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The promoter said DaBaby and his crew assaulted him because they believed he shorted the rapper $10,000 following a performance at a Miami nightclub.

The promoter allegedly gave DaBaby $20,000 upfront for a performance that was scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 2. DaBaby was arrested by Miami police that same day, and charged with battery, a misdemeanor. He is being held on $1,500 bail.

The 28-year-old "Suge" rapper is also being held on an outstanding warrant out of Dallas, Texas, where he is charged with engaging in criminal activity.
 


 

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Surveillance video posted on social media allegedly shows rapper DaBaby robbing another man in a Miami parking lot.

In the video, a diminutive man wearing a black hood over his head is seen dragging another man on the ground.

The unidentified promoter told police the rapper robbed him of $80, and his iPhone 7 before pouring apple juice on him.

The promoter said DaBaby and his crew assaulted him because they believed he shorted the rapper $10,000 following a performance at a Miami nightclub.

The promoter allegedly gave DaBaby $20,000 upfront, but he failed to deliver on the promised $10,000.

DaBaby was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 2, and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. He was released on $1,500 bond.
 

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Rapper DaBaby was arrested in Miami, Florida on a battery charge in connection with an armed robbery investigation.

The 28-year-old rapper was taken into custody by officers on Thursday, Jan. 2.

TMZ.com reports there were seven police cars on the scene when the popular musician was taken into custody.

The rapper was initially detained for questioning about the robbery involving members of his entourage who allegedly jumped a man and stole his money. TMZ later reported that DaBaby had been arrested.

His bond was set at $1,500, according to the website.

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DaBaby's arrest is the latest in a string of legal troubles for the rising rap star. Just two weeks ago, the "Suge" hitmaker, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was arrested on weapons and drug charges following a concert in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

After being detained for concealing a weapon and being in possession of marijuana, the star hit back at authorities for targeting him whenever he plays in the area, writing on his Instagram Stories: "Dirty a*s police department try to take me to jail every time I got a show in the city."

DaBaby is already on probation for a weapons charge stemming from an altercation inside a Huntersville Walmart that left one man dead. Police say Jalyn Craig, 19, was shot once in the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday, the "Kirk" rapper bumped into Sean "Puffy" Combs outside Club Story on Miami Beach. Combs, 50, told DaBaby he is the hottest rapper in the game right now.

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Police arrested a man seen chasing and assaulting a terrified woman in a neighborhood near downtown Las Vegas. The incident was captured on a homeowner's Ring doorbell camera and uploaded to YouTube.com by Las Vegas police.

In the video, Darnell Rodgers, 23, is seen chasing the crying woman who jumped out of a white sedan and ran to a house.

Rodgers caught up to the woman and threw her to the ground. "Stop, Darnell," she cried, as he kicked her in the abdomen, sending her tumbling down the steps. "Why would you do that?" he shouts before duck walking her back to the car.

While many viewers believed the woman was the victim of an abduction, police say it was a domestic violence incident.

Rodgers was charged with domestic battery charges. Police located the woman and she is safe.
 

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North Carolina deputies rescued a man who was beaten brutally by a father who caught him inside a room with his partially nude toddlers.

Police responded to a "chaotic scene" at a home in the 6800 block of Luce Lane in Spotsylvania County in the early morning hours of Dec. 29, 2019.

Upon arrival, deputies encountered Stanley who had multiple injuries to his face. Another man was holding a gun on Stanley.

The officers ordered the man to drop his weapon, which he eventually did.

The father told police he caught Stanley in his children's bedroom that morning. The children, ages 2 and 3, were "nude from the waist down," the father told cops.

The unnamed father pushed Stanley out of the bedroom and began to beat him savagely. Someone in the home called 911, but dispatchers couldn't understand the caller due to "the loud screaming in the background."

Sheriff's Capt. Liz Scott told reporters his deputies possibly saved Stanley's life.

Stanley was treated for his injuries at a hospital before being booked into the Rappahannock Regional Jail on two counts of indecent liberties and one count of domestic assault.

He is being held without bond. The father was not charged.

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Police are hunting a group of seven teenagers who attacked an Orthodox Jewish man as he walked down a street in Brooklyn, NY.

The attack happened on Dec. 24, as the man walked alone down Lincoln Place near Albany Avenue.

Police released surveillance video footage of the males wearing black hoodies. As they walked past the man, one of the teens threw a chair at his head, knocking him to the sidewalk.

The attack happened just days after Grafton Thomas, who is Black, stabbed five Jewish people in the basement of a rabbi's home in Monsley, New York. The victims were celebrating the seventh night of Hannukkah.

The latest attack is the 14th incidence of anti-Semitic crimes perpetrated mainly by Black people in New York City's boroughs.

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A homeless man who tried to abduct a sleeping woman off the 6 train in NYC was caught on the street and savagely beaten by a mob.

Sonny Alloway, 48, was arrested after a viral video showed him picking up the sleeping woman and dragging her off the 6 train at 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

The woman and a male friend, also homeless, were sleeping on the train to stay warm. Alloway, who was seated across from them, tapped the woman's leg and motioned toward the door.

When she ignored him, he grabbed her and carried her off the train at the next stop. Once on the platform, the woman struggled and broke free.

The woman spotted Alloway on the street the next day, and a mob delivered some street justice before the police were called.

CAUTION: Video contains violence and adult language that may not be suitable for children under 18.
 

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The hero who shot and killed a gunman after he opened fire in a White Settlement, Texas church on Sunday, is a former FBI agent and head of church security.

Jack Wilson, a 70-year-old former FBI agent, opened fire on the gunman within sex seconds after the lunatic shot two innocent people including the church deacon and a security guard.

Anton "Tony" Wallace, 64, was the church's deacon and a registered nurse. One other person was critically wounded.

Tiffany Wallace was sitting in the pews at West Freeway Church of Christ when her father was shot.

"The guy just stood up from the pew, turned toward my dad and I guess he shot at the security guard," she said. Tiffany (pictured above) ran to her father and cradled his head in her arms as he took his last breath.

Tiffany said another parishioner noticed the gunman was acting strangely and wore a false beard.

The shooter was not identified by police, but conspiracy theorists online claim he is Black and wore a jacket with the words "Black Lives Matter" on the back.

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Wilson, who is running for County Commissioner for District 3, said he was "blessed with the ability" to protect the other parishioners.

In a Facebook post, he said he hoped he would never be in the position he was put in to save lives. "I'm thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in the world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed."

He added, "I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events today."

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The mother of the 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing Barnard College student Tessa Majors was arrested for stabbing a woman over a decade ago.

According to The NY Post, the suspect's mother, identified by police sources and neighbors as Katima Minton, 35, was arrested for knifing a woman during a street fight in Jamaica, Queens 13 years ago.

According to a story published in The Post on August 6, 2006, "Katima Minton pulled a knife and lunged at the victim, whose identity was withheld..."

The victim was treated at a hospital for stab wounds and released, according to the article.

Minton was arrested and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, according to The Post.

Minton was 21 at the time and living with her 16-month-old son in Jamaica, Queens.

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13 years later her son is suspected of brutally stabbing 18-year-old Tessa Majors as she walked through Morningside Park on the evening of Dec. 11.

The suspect and two other boys - ages 13 and 14 - allegedly tried to rob the college freshman.

The 13-year-old suspect told investigators the older boys removed a plastic baggie containing marijuana from Majors' back pocket.

She resisted the robbery and was stabbed repeatedly when she allegedly bit the 14-year-old suspect on his finger.

After a 2-week manhunt for the 14-year-old suspect, he was detained on Thursday and his cheek was swabbed for DNA. The test results are expected back this week.

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A second Kevin Spacey accuser has committed suicide. Ari Behn, 47, died by suicide the same day Spacey returned to YouTube in a bizarre Christmas video.

Behn, who was previously married to Norwegian princess Martha Louise, accused Spacey, 60, of reaching under a table and grabbing his genitals twice at a Nobel Prize concert in 2007. Behn would have been around 35 at the time of the alleged incident.

"I have a little #MeToo story about Kevin Spacey," Behn said in late 2017.

"We were having a nice chat where we spoke about theater and drama... After minutes, he said 'Hey, let's go out and have a cigarette,' then he grabbed me under the table right in the balls."

The news of Behn's death comes after Spacey posted a bizarre Christmas video on YouTube.

In the video, Spacey sits by a roaring fire while wearing a holiday sweater.

Speaking in the voice of his House of Cards character, Spacey said, "You didn't really think I was going to miss the opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas, did you? It's been a pretty good year and I'm grateful to have my health back and in light of that I've made some changes in my life and I'd like to invite you to join me."

Spacey concluded:

"The next time someone does something you don't like you can go on the attack but you can also hold your fire and do the unexpected, you can kill them with kindness.”

 

Behn's death marks the third passing of a person who accused Spacey of sexual assault.

Earlier this year, Linda Culkin, a nurse who accused Spacey of sexual battery against one of her patients, was hit by a car as she crossed an intersection.

Police said Culkin crossed while the light was green. The driver swerved to avoid her and hit another car head on. Both drivers were not seriously injured. Police did not file charges.

Months later, a middle-aged massage therapist who accused Spacey of sex assault when the man was a teenager died by suicide.

The man's attorney asked Spacey to give the family 90 days to grieve and to "substitute his estate," but Spacey filed a notice of death in court the next day.

Los Angeles prosecutors dropped the sexual battery case after the accuser died, and Massachusetts prosecutors also dropped the criminal case against Spacey.

On Nov. 8, 2017, former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh held a press conference in Boston, during which she tearfully accused Spacey of allegedly groping her then-18-year-old son. The incident allegedly occurred in July 2016 at the Club Carr restaurant on Nantucket Island.

The teenager said he texted his girlfriend while Spacey groped him. But Spacey's attorneys spent months trying to obtain the cell phone and copies of the text messages. A lawyer for the teen told prosecutors the phone was missing.

When Unruh turned over the cell phone to police in 2017, she admitted she deleted some of the text messages. On June 26, 2019, her son filed a lawsuit against Spacey, claiming emotional damages.

The lawsuit was dropped two weeks later "with prejudice", meaning it can't be filed again.

Since being accused of sex abuse, Spacey's movie projects have been canceled and his bookings have dried up.

The sex scandals have brought down power players like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Adam Venit, Bryan Singer and Brett Ratner.

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NYPD investigators questioned and released a 14-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Barnard College student, Tessa Majors.

The unnamed suspect was located at a family member's residence in The Bronx, where he was hiding out until a bite mark on his hand healed.

The NY Post reports he was questioned by police and released Thursday without charges.

A 13-year-old suspect told investigators that Majors bit the 14-year-old suspect on the hand during the struggle. The 14-year-old allegedly stabbed Majors in the chest with a red handled knife. Feathers were seen floating from her down coat during the attack.

Police swabbed the suspect's mouth for DNA, but a preliminary test result was inconclusive, according to the Post.

The boy had a smirk on his face as he left his attorney's office in Harlem around 4:30 p.m. Thursday (The NY Post removed the photo of the suspect smiling).

The teenager joined a younger boy and a woman in her 30s. The woman cursed at a reporter and knocked a recording device out of his hand as they crossed 125th Street, according to the Post.

The trio climbed into a white SUV, idling at a curb in front of a water hydrant and sped off.

A third suspect, age 14, was questioned by police and released on Dec. 12.

Community leaders urged police to use caution to avoid a repeat of the 1989 Central Park 5 case. Five Black and Hispanic boys were arrested and questioned without attorneys present in the infamous Central Park jogger rape case.

An inmate later confessed to the crime, saying he acted alone.

Director Ava DuVernay was among those urging caution.

"Certainly, in the investigative steps, the department will be more cautious because of the attention that was paid to the Central Park Five — everything they do is under the microscope," she tweeted.

NY residents expressed outrage over the way the case has been handled so far.

One Twitter user wrote:

"There is No Justice Especially for the Dead In NYC

This 14 year old THUG Ran from the Police Was caught 2 weeks later They took his DNA &Released Him

They could have held him for 5 days but didn't. Crime is up police R frustrated from all this BULL."

Another user tweeted:

"tessa majors can be stabbed in a park in NYC - and her attackers can spend Christmas at home before being arrested and released..."

And a third user tweeted:

"This is not cool.. everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Specially kids... cmon.. if this kid is innocent then you just ruined his life. If he is guilty then let the cops do their job. Stop letting the public judge people."

Police Chief Rodney Harrison acknowledged the public's frustration in a tweet on Thursday.

"Although he has since been released to the custody of his attorneys, the investigation remains very active. Our detectives are the best at what they do and are committed to finding justice for all parties involved."

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A 14-year-old boy wanted in the stabbing death of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was detained early Thursday, Dec. 26.

The Barnard College student was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Morningside Park on Manhattan's upper west side on Dec. 11.

The suspect was captured after hiding out at a family member's residence in The Bronx. He was taken to the 26th Precinct before 8 a.m., according to the NY Post. He was joined there by his attorney and a parent or guardian.

A police source told The Post, the young suspect lawyered up and isn't talking.

"Since he has a lawyer, he's not going to give anything up," the police source said.

Rodney Harrison, Chief of Detectives, announced the suspect's capture on Twitter.com on Thursday.

"We have located this individual. Thank you to everyone who reached out with information. This is an active and ongoing investigation," he tweeted.

The unidentified teenager was nearly 2 weeks after he reportedly fled from a car while being driven to a police station on Dec. 16. The NYPD released photos of him and asked the public to help locate him.

The NYPD normally does not release photos or identify minor suspects. But the boy was considered dangerous and a menace to public safety.

A 13-year-old suspect, Zyairr Davis, is currently in police custody. He told investigators the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors with a red-handled knife "in a stabbing, poking motion" and he saw "feathers" floating up from her coat in the chest area.

A third boy, who is 14 years old, was questioned and released, police said.

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A NYPD detective working the murder case of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was previously accused of falsifying evidence in an unrelated case.

The Gothamist identified the detective as Wilfredo Acevedo who has been sued at least twice for making false statements in a previous case.

Acevedo and another officer were sued by a New York man who claimed they planted evidence in his apartment and accused him of a shooting in 2015.

The man was held in custody for one year and released after the charges were dropped.

Acevedo was sued by another New York resident who accused the detective of falsely arresting him on drug and gun charges. The city later settled the lawsuit for $50,000.

The manhunt has expanded for a 14-year-old boy believed to have stabbed Majors multiple times during an attempted robbery in a park on Manhattan's west side.

Police released three photos of the unnamed suspect and asked the public to call in with tips. The MYPD normally does not release photos of or identify underage suspects, but the boy is a fugitive and considered extremely dangerous.

The boy was being driven to a police station by a relative on Dec. 16, when, the relative claims, the boy jumped out of the car and fled at a Harlem intersection.

But investigators don't believe that story and the relative has since stopped cooperating with the investigation.

Police have a 13-year-old boy in custody who will be charged as a juvenile in the murder case. The boy told investigators that he and two friends - both 14 - went to Morningside Park around 8 p.m. on Dec. 11 to rob someone.

They spotted Majors walking alone in the park and attempted to steal her backpack. But Majors resisted and fought back.

The 13-year-old told police the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors in the face and upper body. She died from internal bleeding that same night.

Surveillance video supports the 13-year-old boy's account of the murder, his lawyer says.

The third suspect was taken into custody and questioned in the presence of his mother and a lawyer. He was released after he invoked his right to remain silent, police told the New York Times.

Majors was a journalism and music student in her freshman year at Barnard College when she was killed.

Anyone with information on the 14-year-old suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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The New York Police Department released three photos of a teenage suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a college freshman in a park.

The unnamed 14-year-old is accused of stabbing 18-year-old Tessa Majors to death during an armed robbery attempt in Morningside Park on Dec. 11.

A massive manhunt is underway for the boy who escaped while he was being driven to a police station on Dec. 16.

The boy was on his way to turn himself in to police when he bolted out of a car that was stopped at an intersection in Harlem. He hasn't been seen since.

Police arrested a 13-year-old suspect who is being charged as a juvenile in connection with Majors' murder.

Another a 14-year-old suspect was arrested but when investigators tried to interview the teen with his mother and lawyer present, he invoked his right to remain silent and was released, police told the New York Times.

The 13-year-old told police he and the two 14-year-old boys went to Morningside Park on the evening of Dec. 11 to rob someone.

They spotted Majors walking by herself in the park around 8 pm. They tried to rob her but she resisted and put up a fight.

She struggled up the steps and collapsed facedown on the street. A security guard spotted her and called 911. She was in respiratory distress and gasping for air when medics arrived.

She was pronounced dead at St. Luke's hospital. The medical examiner said she died from internal bleeding caused by multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).