Joshua Sole arrested

Joshua Sole is the type of pretty boy who director/playwright Tyler Perry prefers to cast in his films and plays. But the 27-year-old Dunwoody resident quickly wore out his welcome when he literally dropped into Perry’s Atlanta area movie studio uninvited.

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Actor Charged With Killing His Wife

An actor who shot his wife to death in front of their 2 young sons pleaded not guilty to murder on Wednesday.

Michael Jace, who played a police officer on TV’s ‘The Shield,’ entered his plea through his attorneys, the NY Post reports.

April Jace, 40, had three sons, including the 2 boys she had with Michael Jace.

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Accused Killer Can Wear Turtleneck to Hide Neck Tattoo A Kansas judge has ruled that an accused killer can wear a turtleneck sweater to cover his neck tattoo because his body can be used against him in court.

Lawyers for Jeffrey Chapman, 32, argued that jurors would prejudge Chapman if they were allowed to see the word “MURDER” that is tattooed backwards across his neck from ear to ear.

The Kansas man is in jail awaiting trial for a 2011 murder.

State law prevents a tattoo artist from going into a licensed jail facility to remove the tattoo.

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Rolex Presidential

A missing Rolex watch worth $35,000 was found hidden in the most unlikeliest of places: inside a masseuse’s vagina.

The bizarre lost & found incident occurred in January after high roller Kenneth Herold met masseuse Christina Lafave at a bar in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Gawker.com reports.

The 25-year-old Lafave talked the 66-year-old Herold into paying her $300 for a private massage in his hotel room. Several hours later, at 3 a.m., Herold noticed his pricey 18K gold Rolex Presidential timepiece was missing.

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Dad shoots, kills boy in teenage daughter's bedroom

A Houston father has been charged with shooting his teenage daughter’s boyfriend to death after he caught the boy hiding in her bedroom.

Police say the dad found the 17-year-old boy hiding under his daughter’s bed early Thursday morning. The dad and the boy fought before the man put a bullet in the boy’s head.

The father is not being named to protect the identity of the 16-year-old girl.

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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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Michael Parson Adina Broome

A Sandy Springs jury today found Michael Parson guilty of the attempted murder of his ex-wife, Adina Broome.

Parson, 43, sat emotionless in court as the jury foreman read the verdict, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Broome, a lawyer, was shot eight times outside the couple’s Sandy Springs apartment last April. Police initially believed the shooting was a botched robbery attempt.

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John Welden and Remee Lee

Tampa authorities arrested a doctor’s son and charged him with deceiving his pregnant girlfriend into believing the abortion pill she was taking was an antibiotic.

According to a federal arrest affidavit, John Andrew Welden tricked his girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, which resulted in the death of their unborn child.

On Tuesday, Welden, 28, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of the six-week-old fetus, and product tampering. He was denied bail on Wednesday.

Though the 6-week-old fetus is not considered medically viable, the age of the fetus is moot under federal law.

“If someone kills an unborn child while committing a federal crime, it’s considered murder,” Tampa lawyer Todd Foster told ABC News.

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Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who imprisoned 3 women in his Cleveland home for over a decade, will plead not guilty to multiple charges of kidnapping and rape, say his attorneys.

“The initial portrayal of him is one of a quote ‘monster,’ and that is not the impression that I got,” said one of his two attorneys, Craig Weintraub, during an interview that aired on Wednesday’s Today show.

“He is a human being, but what is offensive is that the women and the media want to demonize this man before they know the whole story, and I think it’s unfair and not equitable,” added Castro’s co-counsel, attorney Jaye Schlachet.

Castro’s attorneys portray him as a misunderstood, loving father who only wants the best for the 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of his captives, Amanda Berry, now 27.

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Trina breaks down

Former rapper Trina Laverne Taylor broke down in tears after being informed of the death of her younger brother in Miami on Tuesday (April 23).

According to Miami police, Wilbrent Bain, 19, was shot multiple times by a friend outside his home in unincorporated North Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade County police said Bain was on a bicycle at NW 91st Street and 24th Avenue when Ron Dobson, 27, produced a gun from his waistband and shot Bain who was unarmed. Bain was transported to a local Miami hospital, where he died.

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Boston Marathon bombings

A suspect has been arrested in the Boston Marathon bombings that left 3 people dead and 183 people injured on Monday. The FBI ID’d the “dark skinned” man in CCTV video footage taken from a camera outside the Lord & Taylor department store near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. According to The Boston Globe, the FBI have video footage of the bomber dropping a bag containing an IED bomb near the spot of the 2nd of 2 explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon.

The photo above shows the Boston police reacting to the first explosion near the finish line while smoke plumes from a 2nd bomb can be seen in the background behind them.

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Gucci Mane Denied Bond

Troubled rap artist Gucci Mane was granted a $75,000 bond by a Fulton County judge after spending 2 weeks in jail for assaulting a military veteran, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The rapper, real name Radric Davis, 33, was arrested late last month and charged with aggravated assault. The unidentified soldier told authorities that Davis hit him over the head with a champagne bottle at an Atlanta nightclub after he requested a photo with the rap star. Davis is still being held in the Fulton County jail on unrelated DeKalb County charges.

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Hakken family

A man who tied up his stepmother, kidnapped his 2 sons and fled to Cuba last week with his wife is back on U.S. soil.

Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife, Sharyn, were booked into a Hillsborough County jail in Florida after Cuban officials handed the couple over to U.S. officials late Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The couple, who were described by the media as “anti-government,” was charged with kidnapping, child neglect and interference with custody, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office website. The boys, Cole, 4, and Chase, 2, were returned to the custody of their maternal grandparents in Tampa, Florida.

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Beverly Hall

The arrest (and eventual conviction) of 35 educators continues a shameful legacy in the Atlanta Public School System cheating scandal.

The Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports that 35 teachers, testing coordinators and school administrators were given until midnight Tuesday to turn themselves in after being indicted in one of the biggest school cheating scandals in modern history. Only four of the 35 educators had not turned themselves in by the deadline.

The biggest fish — former Atlanta school superintendent Beverly Hall — turned herself in at the Fulton County jail just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was surrounded by her counsel who whisked her past the mob of shouting reporters. Hall, 66, wore her Sunday finest, adorned with pearl necklace and matching earrings. She was fingerprinted and sat for a classy mugshot before posting a $200,000 bond. Her bond was originally set at $7.5 million. “I don’t think there was really any serious entertainment of that,” her attorney, David J. Bailey, told the AJC.

After the break is a roll call of some of the former educators who took the walk of shame into the Fulton County jail yesterday.

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