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Food Network has pulled season 20 of "Worst Cooks in America" after its winner, Ariel Robinson, and her husband were charged with beating a 3-year-old girl to death.

Season 20 is no longer available for streaming on Discovery+, Hulu or YouTube following the arrest of Ariel and her husband, Jerry Robinson, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. They were charged with the murder of their 3-year-old foster daughter, Victoria Rose, according to Insider.com.

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Police responded to a 911 call about an unresponsive child who was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital, Fox Carolina reported.

Ariel, 29, was named season 20 winner on August 2, 2020 finale episode, according to PEOPLE. She was arrested along with her husband Jerry, 34, both from Simpsonville, South Carolina.

In an interview with Fox Carolina News after her win, Ariel said she was a mother of five.

Ariel was also a former ELA teacher at Sanders Middle School until 2019.

The Robinsons are being held without bond at the Greenville County Detention Center, according to Fox Carolina.

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A reality TV contest winner and her husband were arrested and charged with the beating death of a 3-year-old child on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Simpsonville police arrested 29-year-old Ariel Robinson and her husband Jerry Robinson, 34, and charged them with homicide by child abuse.

Police say the Robinsons are suspects in the murder of a child, Victoria Rose Smith, who died by multiple blunt force injuries.

Police responded to a 911 call about an unresponsive child who was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital, Fox Carolina reported.

According to arrest warrants, the injuries were inflicted by the Robinsons. Police didn't say what relationship the couple had to the child.

Ariel Robinson was the winner of season 20 of Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America."

In an interview with Fox Carolina News after her win, she said she was a mother of five.

Ariel was also a former ELA teacher at Sanders Middle School until 2019.

Child protective services told police they are aware of the arrests and they are "taking appropriate action with any children remaining in the home after evaluating safety and risk".

The Robinsons are being held at the Greenville County Detention Center without bond, according to Fox Carolina.

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A former Boston prosecutor who was once named one of PEOPLE's most eligible bachelors has been charged with rape.

Gary Zerola, 49, of Salem, was arraigned on Jan. 15 on charges of rape and breaking and entering with felony intent. He is being held without bond.

The former defense attorney was once named to People's list of "America's Top 50 Bachelors."

According to Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Zerola is a danger to the community because he has rape allegations dating back to 1996.

Zerola grew up in the foster care system and lived in more than a dozen homes. After aging out of the system, he graduated with dual degrees in law and public administration from Suffolk University, according to the NY Post.

Zerola was already out on bail for a 2016 rape when the January 12 attack occurred, Masslive.com reported.

Zerola met his latest victim at a gathering on Jan. 11 and dropped her off at her apartment, along with a mutual friend.

Prosecutor's say Zerola returned later than night, and the victim awoke to find him on top of her.

Zerola has pleaded not guilty to rape and breaking and entering charges.

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A Missouri woman tracked down her teenage brother's killer, murdered him, then sent her dead brother a text message saying she avenged his death.

Prosecutors say Tityana Coppage, 21, fatally shot 36-year-old Keith Lars in a Kansas City parking lot on January 13.

Coppage is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. She is being held on $200,000 bail.

Police found Lars dead in the back of a grey Toyota near Virginia Avenue and Admiral Boulevard.

Coppage believed Lars was responsible for the murder of her 16-year-old brother, Jayson Ugwuh JR., according to Fox 4 News. Ugwuh was killed while walking home with two friends on January 10.

Police collected 23 spent shell casings from two different guns in the area.

Coppage told police that she met Lars in the area of Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard and followed him to a nearby parking lot.

When they arrived, a black SUV pulled into the lot and parked, but no one exited the vehicle.

She claimed that Lars started shooting at the SUV and that she was also going to shoot at the SUV, but Lars told her to remain in her car.

She said she fired her weapon out of her passenger window and Lars "got in the way" of the gunfire.

Police reviewed Coppage's cell phone and discovered text messages sent to someone she referred to as "Auntie" after the shooting.

Coppage requested more bullets and wrote: "Lol I used to many on bro [sic]."

A text was also sent to her dead brother's cell phone: "sent a Ni**a to my brother I owe em that body [sic]."

Coppage's nine-year-old brother Jayden Ugwuh along with their 8-year-old cousin Montell Ross were killed in 2016 when someone fired more than 20 shots into the family home.

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In the above screenshot, tears roll down Jayson's face as he talked about the deaths of his little brother and cousin in 2016.

Jayson, who was 12 at the time, was asleep in his room when his little brother was struck by a stray bullet.

Jayson Ugwuh Sr., the boys' father, said little Jayden "Didn't even cry, just got hit and ran and laid up under his big brother, you know. Like he knew exactly where to go for comfort."

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Rapper YFN Lucci (left) made his first court appearance on Thursday, Jan. 14, where he was denied bond.

Lucci appeared via CCTV video from the jail. He wore a black face covering during the court proceeding.

Lucci's lawyer told the judge that his client had the charges read to him, which include felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, were hunting for Lucci to question him over his alleged involvement in the murder of 28-year-old James Adams (pictured right). Adams was a former member of Lucci's crew.

Lucci -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- was identified as the driver of a white SUV seen by witnesses before the victim was shoved out of the moving vehicle.

His lawyer argued against the aggravated assault charges, saying "[Lucci's] proximity in a vehicle to someone with a gun is not what establishes aggravated assault."

However, the judge responded, saying Lucci -- being the driver of the SUV -- "allowed the occupants of the vehicle to actually get out of the vehicle, firing multiple rounds and driving off with those weapons."

The judge determined that the circumstances of his involvement warranted aggravated assault charges, and she denied bond for the rapper.

The 29-year-old father-of-2 turned himself in late Wednesday night, Jan. 13, after 2 weeks on the run.

Lucci was booked into the crowded Fulton County Jail on Thursday, just hours after dropping a music video for his new song "Rolled On" on his social media pages.

Two suspects, Ra'von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, were also arrested following the shootout on December 10, which left another man wounded.

In a frantic 911 call that led to the felony murder warrant for Lucci arrest, a woman describes a man clinging to a moving SUV before he was shoved out of the SUV and left for dead in a roadway.

TMZ obtained audio of the 911 call a woman made in Atlanta last month when she saw a white SUV speeding by "with a man hanging out of the car." She says she eventually saw the man thrown out of the car onto the street.

The witness told the operator the victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and the man was "still trying to fight for his life."

She remained on the scene while waiting for the ambulance, standing near the victim -- and said he was "taking his last breath" and he died moments later.

The Atlanta Police Department offered a $5k award for information leading to Lucci's arrest and indictment.
 

 

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A Georgia woman has been charged in the brutal beating death of a 2-year-old girl she was babysitting.

Sandy Springs police say Kirstie Hannah Flood, 29, beat little Fallon Fridley to death in the Sandy Springs apartment the toddler shared with her mother, Kristin Fridley Gantt.

Flood was arrested two days after Fallon was found unresponsive in the apartment.

Gantt, an employee at Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, told Channel 2 Action News the babysitter called her at work, crying hysterically, and told her the toddler fell and hit her head on playground equipment.

Fallon was rushed to a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta location, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

Doctors told police the child's injuries were inconsistent with Flood's story.

The coroner's report revealed a massive skull fracture and lacerations to Fallon's liver, spleen and colon. The autopsy showed the girl "suffered severe injuries that resulted in her death during her care by the suspect," Sandy Springs police said Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Flood had been Fallon's babysitter since August, and she was a family friend for years. Gantt couldn't comprehend that Flood was capable of such brutality.

Apparently, Flood was also unaware of the murderous rage that lurked inside her.

Police obtained a search warrant for her Flood's phone and found internet searches for "what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that's not yours," and "what type of people enjoy abusing other people's children" according to the warrant.

Flood, who is from Smyrna, was arrested five times before her 21st birthday, according to Cobb County records obtained by the AJC. The charges ranged from battery to alcohol use and drug possession.

Flood is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

A GoFundMe page created for funeral expenses raised nearly $32,000 as of Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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A Black Lives Matter activist who was caught on camera sucker punching a Trump supporter was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Kenneth Wayne DeBerry, 39, was caught on camera sucker punching a man from behind and leaving him bleeding in the street. The incident happened after the "Million MAGA March" in Washington DC on Saturday.

DeBerry was also charged with disorderly conduct, inciting violence, and being a felon in possession of a gun. A gun was recovered when police searched DeBerry after he was taken into custody.

Video footage captured by the @VenturaReport shows the victim was the aggressor at the start of the altercation.

Police also arrested a group of Black Lives Matter supporters, including a woman (in green coat) who stole the victim's cellphone while he was unconscious on the ground.

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A nurse serial killer was arrested and charged with the murder of 8 babies in her care at Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England.

Lucy Letby was initially arrested in 2018 on suspicion of murdering multiple infants over a 3-year period at the hospital. She was arrested again in 2019 after police conducted a search of her home and turned up evidence in the suspected murders of 3 additional babies after 2018.

Letby, who was released twice on bond, was arrested a third time this week and charged with an additional 6 murders and nine attempted murders of premature newborns.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Hughes said "a team of detectives" worked on the case to bring Letby to justice.

The majority of babies who died in Letby's care were premature newbies in neonatal units. The unusually high number of infant deaths in 2015 prompted the hospital to close its neonatal unit and move newborns to other facilities while an investigation was underway.

The hospital has since stopped caring for babies born before 32 weeks of pregnancy.

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A Chicago woman is behind bars after she boarded a plane without a ticket to meet Beyonce's husband, Jay Z.

Yaazmina Payton, 23, was able to slip past airport security at two checkpoints and board an American Airlines flight to LAX without a ticket.

A witness at O'Hare International Airport alerted security when she observed Payton duck under the ropes at the boarding door.

Payton was charged with felony criminal trespass, according to the Chicago Tribune.

She told police she planned to fly to Los Angeles to meet the 50-year-old semi-retired rapper.

Payton's court-appointed attorney said his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder, and was suffering an emotional break when she illegally boarded the plane.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has launched an investigation into the security lapses at the airport that enabled Payton to get on the plane without detection.

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A Tallahassee, Florida woman is charged with brutally beating a 3-year-old boy to death with a tire iron.

Te’Lea Jefferson, 23, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 20 and charged with murder and aggravated battery after she confessed to beating the boy with a tire iron for climbing on a bathroom sink to brush his teeth.

Jefferson, who lived with the child's mother and his 6-year-old brother, first told investigators the toddler fell off the sink and hit his head on the toilet.

But emergency room staff told police the boy's injuries -- including severe lacerations to his face and hands and bruises on his arms and legs, were "not consistent" with falling off a sink, court records show.

Jefferson, who told police she was in a domestic relationship with the boys' mother, later confessed that she attacked the toddler with a tire iron after he refused her demands to get off the sink.

Jefferson said his refusal to get down off the sink angered her. She went into a bedroom and retrieved a tire iron from a tool box.

She then returned to the bathroom and threw the tire iron at the boy, striking him in the face, according to the police report.

Jefferson admitted to hitting the boy several more times with the tire iron and she recalled seeing blood gushing from his body.

Jefferson's girlfriend hid the bloody murder weapon outside the home.

Police believe the child died in the home before Jefferson brought him to the hospital on Oct. 19 with severe trauma to his face and head. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital at 7 p.m.

Hospital staff called 911 to report the "suspicious death" of a child.

According to the affidavit -- based on the timeline of events -- she should have arrived at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital's emergency room around 4 p.m. Jefferson confessed after investigators confronted her about the 3-hour gap in her story.

The male-identified lesbian told police she disciplined the boys when they misbehaved. She said the 3-year-old "often required more strikes or blows than his older" brother, according to the affidavit.

Jefferson is being held without bond in the Leon County Detention Facility.

At her first court appearance on Oct. 21, Jefferson said she preferred to hire her own attorney rather than be assigned a public defender, even though she qualified for public assistance, WCTV reported.

Public defender Nancy Showalter said she spoke with Jefferson and her mother, and the family would rather hire a private attorney.