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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Gucci Mane Denied Bond

Rapper Gucci Mane turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night, after he learned there was a warrant out for his arrest.

Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, 33, is accused of hitting a soldier over the head with a champagne bottle during a scuffle at Atlanta's Harlem Nightclub on March 16.

Davis was charged with aggravated assault and ordered held without bond by a Fulton County magistrate Wednesday morning. his next court date is April 10.

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school bus driver kicks autistic student

A school bus driver who transported special needs students was arrested and charged with kicking an autistic girl off her school bus, WPTV reports.

The unnamed girl fell and broke her ankle after she was kicked in the back by bus driver Stephanie Wilkerson, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The girl allegedly slapped Wilkerson in the face and refused to step off the bus.

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Deandre Davis-Williams

A Houston man is accused of sexually molesting and impregnating an 11-year-old girl who he allegedly raped almost daily, ABC Houston reports.

Deandre Devon Davis-Williams, 21, would wait for the girl's mother to leave for work before going over to the neighboring apartment and forcing himself on the girl.

"It was about a year that this abuse was occurring continuously, very often," District Attorney Sara Marie Kinney said. She added that the little girl is about to give birth.

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Bobby Brown

R&B singer Bobby Brown turned himself in today to begin serving a 9-day sentence for a drunk driving conviction, the LA Times reports.

Due to jail overcrowding in California, jail officials shaved a big chunk off of his original jail sentence.

I'm not sure how 9 days in jail will deter him from driving drunk when he's been arrested umpteen times for previous drunk driving offenses. But that's how they do things in California, where celebrities are handled with kid gloves.

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Renz

A NY man who stabbed a librarian to death and raped her daughter was beaten in jail, The Associated Press reports.

David J. Renz, 29, suffered a broken nose and other facial trauma on his first day in jail, authorities said.

According to the AP, Renz had tissue stuffed up both nostrils and his face was swollen during a hearing on Friday to face federal charges of violating his probation.

"I have a broken nose," he reportedly told his lawyer, according to The Post-Standard in Syracuse.

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Renz

A NY man who was previously arrested for possession of child pornography was charged with abducting and murdering a school librarian and raping her 10-year-old daughter, The Associated Press reports.

Police say David J. Renz, 29, removed his ankle monitor, then drove to a mall near Syracuse, NY, where he abducted the woman and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class, around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Renz forced the woman and her daughter into their SUV, bound them both, fatally stabbed the woman and raped the girl.

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New details are emerging in the tragic case of Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old baby who was shot while her gang banging dad supposedly changed her diaper. The infant's wounded father, Jonathan Watkins, a street gang member who has been arrested 39 times, was released from the hospital yesterday.

Watkins stood before television cameras, portraying himself to be a distraught father who just lost his baby daughter.

But, according to loyal reader Trendsetter, who sent in the above photo, Watkins didn't appear distraught while in the hospital, where he was seen posing for photos and throwing up the peace sign (his hospital wristband is visible on his right wrist).

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Natisha Hillard and Christopher Bour

An Indiana mother sold her own infant to a man to make a child pr0n, NBC News reports.

Natisha Hillard, 24, was arrested after she sold her 18-month-old infant daughter to 39-year-old Christopher Bour for the purpose of making child pr0n.

Police say Hillard, who met Bour in an online dating chat room, was fully aware of Bour's intentions when she agreed to the illegal transaction.

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Oscar Pistorius

A family friend describes Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius as a "broken man" who is on the verge of suicide.

"He has no confidence in his tone of voice and he is almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn't know where he is going," Mike Azzie told the BBC in an upcoming documentary.

"I would say that, just speaking to him, he is a broken man. I would go as far as to say that he could be on the verge of suicide. It really worries me," said Azzie in the upcoming BBC documentary, Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?

Azzie said the double amputee has been forced to sell off his prized possessions to pay for his spiraling legal fees.

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Charges dropped against pimp Pimping charges were dropped against a Brooklyn man who was accused of forcing a 17-year-old girl into a life of prostitution in 2011, the NY Post reports.

The NY Post reports Robert Pannell, 36, was cleared of all charges of pimping and sex trafficking after prosecutors were alerted to an online ad offering the woman's services in exchange for money.

“We discovered a problem with the credibility of the witness and brought it to the attention of the court,” said Brooklyn District Attorney spokesman Jerry Schmetterer.

“She’s still in business,” said defense attorney David Jacobs. “[Pannell] was very happy this morning when I told him the good news, that [his accuser] was a total liar.”

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Rachman and Raizel Glauber

The hit-and-run driver who killed an expectant mother, her husband and their newborn, served time in prison for the murder of rapper 50 Cent's namesake, Kelvin "50 Cent" Martin, (left) the NY Post reports.

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Police are hunting for Julio Macevedo, 44, (center) who fled the scene of the 2-car accident in Cobble Hill Brooklyn that left expectant parents, Rachman Glauber and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Raizel, dead. Glauber and Raizel, both 21-year-old Hasidic jews, were on their way to the hospital after Raizel complained of not feeling well.

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Tameka Raymond and Kile Glover

A suspect has been arrested in the death of Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of Tameka Raymond and her ex-husband Ryan Glover.

According to TMZ, a Grand Jury in Hall County indicted Jeffrey Simon Hubbard for operating a jet ski irresponsibly and causing the accident that left Kile brain dead and a 16-year-old girl injured on Lake Lanier in July 2012.

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Marco McMillian President Obama

A 22-year-old Mississippi man has been arrested and charged with the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate. Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged with the murder of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, 34, on Thursday.

McMillian's body was found near the Mississippi River levee Wednesday morning, a day after Reed crashed McMillian's SUV into another vehicle on U.S. highway 49.

Reed was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where he is listed in good condition. McMillian's relationship to Reed is not known.

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