Renisha McBride funeral

Renisha McBride's killer waited until her body was cold before calling 911 to report the shooting, according to The Detroit News.

Seeking help after wrecking her car, 19-year-old McBride knocked on the door of a home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights last Sunday. Instead of assisting her, the homeowner (identified by McBride supporters as Ted Wafer) opened the door and shot McBride in the face with a single shotgun blast.

McBride is black. Ted Wafer is white.

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Renisha McBride

A Michigan man who faces possible murder charges in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride now claims the shooting was accidental.

McBride knocked on the door of a home in Dearborn Heights, Mich., seeking help after she wrecked her car around 2:30 a.m. Her family said her cell phone battery had died.

Instead of assisting the teen, the homeowner stepped out on his porch and shot her in the face with a shotgun. Media reports previously stated McBride was shot in the back of the head as she turned to walk or run.

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Man Arrested in Deaths of Missing Family

A second suspect was arrested and charged in the deaths of a Mississippi family whose bodies were found shot to death in an abandoned farmhouse.

USA Today reports Cedric D. Mason, 30, of Jackson, Miss., was arrested by a state highway patrol SWAT team late Wednesday. Mason, who resisted arrest, was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson for observation then later transferred to a Copiah County jail.

Mason was charged with two counts of capital murder and two counts of kidnapping in the deaths of Atira Hill, 30, and her 7-year-old son, Jaidon.

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Renisha McBride

A Michigan man may face a murder charge in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Dearborn Heights police initially said they found the teen's body "dumped" in a suburban area near Warren and Outer Drive. McBride went missing after her family saw her leave home in her white Ford Taurus on Friday, Nov. 1. The family was not notified of McBride's death until Monday, Nov. 4, according to McBride's aunt Bernita Spinks.

Police now say McBride died on the front porch of a home where she apparently went to seek help after wrecking her car around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Instead of assisting the teen, the homeowner stepped out on his porch and shot her.

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Man Arrested in Deaths of Missing Family

A Mississippi man was arrested Tuesday after he led investigators to the bodies of a missing family of 3.

Timothy Lydell Burns, 42, of Jackson, Miss., was charged in the deaths of Atira Hill, 30, her 7-year-old son, Jaidon, and her husband, Laterry Smith, 34.

Burns led police to the 3 bodies inside a dilapidated home in Hermanville, not far from where the family's Dodge SUV was found still smoldering upside down in a ditch.

Details are sketchy, but ABCNews.com reports the victims had been shot to death.

Police are not revealing what (if any) connection Burns had to the family.

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Renisha McBride

More details are emerging about the mysterious death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who left her Detroit home Friday night and never returned.

Dearborn police had said they found McBride's body "dumped" on the outskirts of Detroit in suburban Dearborn Heights.

Local FOX affiliate WJBK even gave the exact location of where McBride's body was found: near Warren and Outer Drive.

McBride had been shot once in the head with a shotgun and left to die, police told her anguished aunt, Bernita Spinks.

"All our kids are getting killed. We're burying our kids. It's devastating," Spinks told Fox 2. She pleaded with the public to help identify her niece's killer(s). "Just as well as it's my niece and my sister's daughter, it could be your kid," she said.

Now police are telling an entirely different story about what happened to Renisha.

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Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton Sr, the only boxer to break Muhammad Ali's jaw in the ring, died Wednesday in Las Vegas due to complications from a stroke. He was 70.

Norton's death was confirmed by his son, Ken Jr, who works as a linebackers coach for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. Norton was a force to reckon with in the 1970s. He is best known for breaking the jaw of then heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali in a split decision victory in 1973 to win the North American Boxing Federation heavyweight title.

Norton’s former manager, Gene Kilroy, remembers the epic battle.

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Cop Charged with Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Former FAMU Football Player

In a rare occurrence, a police officer was arrested and charged with killing a black man -- and it didn't take riots or protests from civil rights leaders Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson for police to take action.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, 27, was taken into custody and charged with shooting and killing former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Police believe Ferrell, 24, was involved in a single car crash and may have been seeking help when he pounded on a woman's door late Saturday night.

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Patti Webster diesOne of entertainment’s most influential and respected publicists, Patti Webster, died this morning, Sandrarose.com has confirmed.

Although a cause of death has not been released, friends say Webster died this morning following a prolonged illness.

As one of the industry's top publicists, Webster contributed to the careers of celebrities such as R&B crooner Usher and actress Halle Berry.

Ms. Webster was the founder of the prestigious publicity firm W&W PR.

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Beyonce bodyguard dies

A bodyguard who protected the industry's most famous urban celebrities was tasered to death by cops after he broke into a home, the Miami Herald reports.

Police say Norman Oosterbroek, 43, was stark naked and high on drugs when he broke into a neighbor's home and attacked her around 10:45 p.m. Monday night.

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Aaron Hernandez

Another tragic death has befallen a member of Aaron Hernandez's family while he sits in prison awaiting his murder trial.

Hernandez's uncle Robert Valentine, 49, died in a moped crash last month, RadarOnline.com reports. Valentine, who was Hernandez's mother's brother, died from head injuries sustained when he was thrown after the motor bike struck a curb. Valentine wasn't wearing a helmet.

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Ayaanah Gibson

A 19-year-old student at a small Christian college bled to death after delivering a stillborn fetus in secret in her dorm room, the State.com reports.

Ayaanah Gibson, 19, a freshman at Benedict College in South Carolina, was found dead in her room Tuesday night after going into labor sometime Saturday or early Sunday, police say.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Gibson's life would have been saved if she had gone to a hospital after delivering the stillborn fetus.

“Had she had medical attention of any kind, she would have lived,” Watts said Thursday.

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Teenager Decapitates Himself With Remote Controlled Helicopter

A teenager practicing stunt tricks with a $1,500 remote controlled helicopter in a New York park decapitated himself, the UK's Daily Mail reports.

Police say 19-year-old Roman Pirozek Jr. was executing trick moves with the helicopter in a Brooklyn park Thursday afternoon when one of his stunts went horribly wrong.

Pirozek was a renowned expert whose father is the vice president of the Seaview Rotary Wings Helicopter Club. The club members often practiced flying their remote controlled choppers in the same park. The Trex 700 remote control helicopter has a blade span of 4 feet, weighs 6 pounds, and has a top cruise speed of 60 miles-per-hour.

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Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young, star of Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson", has committed suicide, Los Angeles Police Department confirms to People.com. He was 29.

Young’s longtime manager, Jonathan Baruch, released a statement to People:

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning. Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time."

TMZ reports that Young's body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Photo: Getty Images

Woman falls 17 floors

A former editor for Cosmopolitan magazine fell to her death from her balcony while taking a cigarette break early this morning, the NY Post reports.

35-year-old Jennifer Rosoff was on her first date with a male friend when they went on the balcony of her 57th Street high rise apartment to share a cigarette. The balcony railing apparently gave way as she leaned against it, sending Rosoff plunging 17 floors to her death. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police found Rosoff's body atop construction scaffolding in the street below her apartment. Neighbor Sara Shubert told the NY Post she heard Rosoff's body land.

"I heard the thud last night. It was as loud as a car crash. It sounded like a 200 lb punch,” said Shubert, an eight-year resident of the luxury building.

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Charles Pope, the founder and only original member of The Tams, passed away at his home in Atlanta today. Mr. Pope was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was 76 years old.

Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Dianne Pope; and his children, former Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Albert "Little Redd" Cottle, and Michelle Pope.

Mr. Pope was a legendary musician and a loving husband and father. He will be missed. My family and I send our condolences to the Pope family.

Funeral arrangements have been set.

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The former roommate of a slain Atlanta police officer was arrested Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Danielle Alexis Parker, 30, (pictured right) was taken into custody Tuesday evening by U.S. Marshals and Fulton County police. The AJC reports that Parker will be formerly charged in the murder of Corporal Crystal Adele Parker, 34, whose body was found in her East Point (Atlanta) home Sunday night. Cpl. Parker was shot once in the head, according to a coroner's report obtained by the AJC.

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Woman Killed By Runaway Shopping Cart

A 60-year-old grandmother was killed by an overloaded shopping cart in Shanghai, China. The accident happened at the Lianhua supermarket on Friday morning.

CCTV footage captured the woman pushing her own cart down a flat escalator in the store. The woman apparently heard a sound that made her turn around seconds before the runaway cart sped down the escalator and crashed into her, throwing her violently against a concrete pillar.

Seconds later, 2 men are seen sprinting down the escalator to help the woman. But she died from massive internal bleeding.

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Jane Wicker plane crash

A female wing walker died in a fiery plane crash at a Dayton, Ohio air show on Saturday, June 22. Jane Wicker, a single mother of 2 teenage boys, died along with her pilot, Charlie Schwenker. The tragic accident occurred during the Vectran Air Show in Dayton at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in front of horrified spectators.

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RIP Rapper Lil Snupe

Another rapper has been shot dead. Meek Mill artist Lil Snupe has reportedly died as a result of a shooting. He was just 17-years-old. His manager tweeted the news an hour ago.

From HotNewHipHop.com:

Lil Snupe, 17 years old, was reportedly shot dead, news which has been confirmed by his manager, Leem7st, on Twitter. Meek Mill also tweeted about Snupe early this morning, obviously in disbelief. There are very few details available at the moment, but we'll keep you informed once more news on Snupe's death surfaces.

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Missing Teacher's Body Found in Submerged Car Police in Louisiana believe they have found the body of missing teacher, Terrilynn Monette.

Monette's black Honda was found by a diver submerged in a Louisiana bayou, CNN reports.

Monette, 26, was last seen leaving Parlay's Dream Lounge in New Orleans on March 2, after celebrating her nomination for a "Teacher of the Year" award with friends.

The diver continued to look for Monette's car in waterways long after police called off their search in March, Detective Daniel Seuzeneau of the Slidell Police Department, told CNN.

Monette's mother, Toni Enclade, told CNN that police informed her that her daughter's car was found with a decomposed body in the driver's seat.

"To know that she could have possibly been there for three months," she said, overcome with emotion.

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Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

A hearing is currently underway in Sanford, Florida, to discuss audio experts testimony in the upcoming Trayvon Martin case.

According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, key expert audio witnesses give conflicting testimony regarding what can be heard on the audio in a snippet from a call placed to 911 the night George Zimmerman shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

Alan R. Reich, an audio expert says Trayvon can be heard screaming, "I'm begging you!" just before the shot rang out.

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Clarence Burke Jr dies

Clarence Burke Jr., lead singer and guitarist of the sibling group The Five Stairsteps died Sunday. Burke's death, one day after he turned 64, was confirmed by his manager, Joe Marno.

The R&B group once regarded as “the first family of soul” were the precursor for sibling R&B groups such as The Jackson 5, The Sylvers and Brighter Side of Darkness.

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Utah teen arrested

This tragic story highlights the need for parents to be diligent and stop leaving small children in the care of older siblings.

A 15-year-old Utah boy is in custody and charged with the deaths of his younger brothers, Roland Martin reports. The youngest boy's body was found by their mother when she returned home, according to police.

The 10-year-old’s body was found by police officers who responded to the home.

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toddler mauled by family pet

The father of a toddler killed by the family's pit bull is offering a warning to dog owners with small children.

“Those dogs cannot be domesticated. They cannot,” Jeremiah Rutledge told Channel 2 Action News.

Rutledge's 2-year-old son, Bo, was mauled to death inside his Sierra Trail townhome in south Fulton County on April 24.

“He was a very playful person, and loving, he had the prettiest smile. He had two dimples right here,” Rutledge said.

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Muslim Man Hacks British Soldier to Death in Broad Daylight

2 Muslims, one wielding a knife and a hatchet, hacked a British soldier to death on a London street as horrified bystanders looked on. The brutal attack took place in broad daylight near a military base earlier today.

A bystander caught the grisly aftermath on video as one man, blood dripping from his hands, tried to justify his actions. Part of the video was broadcast on ITV.

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Rapper Tim Dog

Back in February, media outlets reported the death of long forgotten rapper Tim Dog who reportedly died of diabetes complications. But a Mississippi woman has stepped forward to say she doesn't believe Dog is really dead, and that he may have faked his own death to avoid paying back $2 million in loans.

The woman, who spoke anonymously to WREG, said Dog is a con man who may have pulled off his biggest con yet.

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Malcolm Shabazz, the troubled grandson of civil rights icon Malcolm X, has been killed in Mexico, the U.S. Embassy there confirms.

The Amsterdam News reports that Shabazz, 28, was thrown off a rooftop after being shot during an attempted robbery on Thursday, May 9.

"I'm confirming, per U.S. Embassy, on behalf of family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X. Statement frm family 2 come," tweeted Shabazz family friend Terrie M. Williams on twitter earlier today.

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A copy of a police report obtained by gossip website TMZ.com reveals former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly may have overdosed on a combination of cocaine and heroine.

The police report states that Kelly, 34, may have ingested a cocaine and heroine substance known as a "speedball," the night before he died.

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