Actor Jussie Smollett plead not guilty to 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police investigators about an alleged hate crime. Smollett walked into Leighton Criminal Courthouse with his attorneys and bodyguard for his court appearance on March 14.

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Keith and Jacquelyn Smith

Baltimore police have arrested the husband and stepdaughter of a Good Samaritan who was stabbed to death in East Baltimore in December. Keith Smith told police his wife Jacquelyn Smith was stabbed in the chest after she rolled down her car window to give money to 2 panhandlers.

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Emmett Murphy

Emmett Murphy, also known as "Jackpot" to his friends and associates, is in the Fulton County jail charged with human sex trafficking. Police say he lured a teenager to Atlanta under false pretenses, then ordered her to dance naked and turn tricks during Super Bowl LIII.

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Jussie Smollett

Homophobic tweets apparently made by 2 Nigerian brothers may be used in Jussie Smollett's defense, according to The Blast. The old tweets were uncovered on a Twitter account used by Abel and Ola Osundairo. Smollett's defense team tells The Blast the statements show the brothers had anti-homosexual sentiments.

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R Kelly

R. Kelly posted bond after pleading not guilty to sex abuse charges during an arraignment hearing on Monday. Kelly was arrested Friday and charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse of four females, including three minors under age 17. The 52-year-old Grammy winner entered the pleas through an attorney during an arraignment hearing at Leighton Criminal Court in Illinois.

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