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Rapper Tekashi69 isn't confident of his chances at next Wednesday's sentencing hearing. The 23-year-old New York native, real name Daniel Hernandez, reached a plea deal with prosecutors to turn on his gang associates in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Hernandez was arrested in November 2018 on RICO and weapons charges. Additionally, he was charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. He pleaded guilty to nine felony charges in February 2019.

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The rapper sang like a canary in open court, giving prosecutors all the evidence they needed to send 2 of his Nine Trey gang associates to prison for a minimum of 20 years each.

Hernandez, who is being held without bond, hopes his snitching will sway the judge to go easy on him.

He penned a groveling letter to the judge who will hand down his sentence on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

In the letter obtained by TMZ, Hernandez said he is "overwhelmed with emotions" and "it honestly feels like my world is crashing down."

"I'm sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to."

He continued:

"I'm truly sorry for the harm that I've caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I've made."

Hernandez faces a minimum sentence of probation or a maximum sentence of 47 years in prison.

He has been labeled a snitch and will require 24/7 security to protect him for as long as he lives.
 

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Harvey Weinstein was dragged into Manhattan Supreme Court today to face a judge after he allegedly violated the terms of his release.

Weinstein, 67, is accused of tampering with his ankle monitor. Prosecutors asked a judge to raise Weinstein's bond from $1 million to $5 million.

Weinstein wore a grey men's tailed suit for his court appearance on Friday. He looked pale and weak and required assistance to walk in and out of the courtroom.

The disgraced Hollywood producer is accused of sexually harassing, assaulting, or raping dozens of women. He is currently out of jail on bond.

Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told the judge a monitoring service was unable to track Weinstein 56 times, including during an outing in October when he was spotted in a nightclub.

"The bottom line, judge, is this man could fly out on a private jet which he does and go to another country," she said.

In addition to asking the judge to raise Weinstein's bond, she also asked for an additional $10 million insurance company bond or $50 million security bond. She said he sold $60 million in property in the last two years, flies on private jets and is a serious flight risk, according to Fox News.

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A Miami United Parcel Service worker was charged with hiding packages worth nearly $3,000, then returning to steal the packages later.

Police say Emmanuel Lamont Reggin Jr., 18, a seasonal delivery driver for UPS, hid packages containing electronics while his co-worker wasn't looking. He then returned later to steal the packages, police said.

Reggin Jr. was caught on camera hiding the packages under a dumpster at an electronics business where he and a co-worker had delivered 5,500 packages.

The next day, he hid more packages under the dumpster. He was caught when a manager at the business saw him on surveillance video retrieving three boxes from under a dumpster.

The packages contained a laptop and two PlayStation 4 game consoles, according to WSVN-TV.

Cops arrested Reggin and recovered the stolen electronics. He was charged with third-degree grand theft.

In a statement to WSVN-TV, a UPS spokesperson said Reggin Jr. was no longer a seasonal employee at the company.
 

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A Florida man was arrested after he abandoned his preteen son by the son of the road because he believed the boy was same-sex attracted.

Haines City police say Evenaud Julmeus, 30, dropped off the distraught boy in front of a closed police station with a bag that contained some clothes.

A bystander called police after witnessing Julmeus drop off the boy who was distraught and crying.

Julmeus reportedly caught his son viewing male pornography videos on his cell phone, according to the affidavit obtained by Fox News.

The victim told police Julmeus "became very upset" after he found the videos. The boy, whose name and age were redacted from the affidavit, told police his father ordered him to pack a duffel bag and that he was taking him to a police station to find a new home.

Police say Julmeus did not attempt to contact law enforcement or child protective services to inform them of the boy's circumstances.

After the boy's mother learned what happened, she went to go look for him at the police station. She left her other two minor children with Julmeus, the affidavit said.

Julmeus fled the home when police arrived, leaving the two minor children alone.

Julmeus has been charged with three counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm and turned himself in, police said. Julmeus is being held without bond.

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A 20-year-old Michigan woman secretly video recorded her boyfriend wiping his fingerprints off bullets before loading a handgun and shooting her to death.

India Mackey, of Detroit, died a day after her 20th birthday. She used her cell phone to secretly record 18-year-old Kevin Dixon as he loaded a weapon while sitting in the passenger seat of a van in a parking lot.

Mackey, who was in the driver's seat, had argued with Dixon before she was killed.

"You think I'm playing, huh? Gonna hit you with these hollow-tip 45s," Dixon is heard saying in the video. Mackey stopped recorded a moment before she was shot in the head, according to WXYZ-TV news.

"This video is being taken by a woman who is going to be killed in moments," Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Smith told WXYZ-TV.

"It's unbelievable to me. The idea that he's pulling the bullet out, wiping his fingerprints off, showing it to her."

Dixon then got out of the van and moved Mackey into the passenger side. He got behind the wheel and began driving the van erratically. He used Mackey's cell phone to call his mother and ask her to hide the murder weapon.

His erratic driving caught the attention of a police officer in nearby Eastpointe. The officer pulled him over and found the mortally wounded Mackey in the van.

She was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Dixon's mother has also been charged as an accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence, according to WJBK-TV.

Mackey's father, Joseph Polk, said he warned his daughter about dating Dixon. "I didn't like the young man and I got the wrong vibes from him," Polk told WJBK-TV.

"I told her, I talked to her, I said, 'He's not the one for you, baby.' I try to pride myself on being a protector, but you can't protect your kids from who they interact with," said Polk, adding that he has 8 children.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233.

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The Miami Dolphins waived running back Mark Walton following his arrest early Tuesday for hitting a pregnant woman.

According to a police report obtained by ESPN, Walton is accused of pushing the woman into a wall and punching her in her face and head.

The woman is reportedly five weeks pregnant with Walton's baby, according to ESPN.

Walton, a 22-year-old Miami native, led the Dolphins with 201 rushing yards on a 3.8 yards-per-carry average and 15 receptions for 89 yards this season. But he couldn't overcome his off-field troubles.

Walton was 2 games into a four-game league suspension for violating the NFL conduct and substance abuse policies related to two arrests during the off season earlier this year.

Walton accepted a plea deal for his most serious felony offense for carrying a concealed weapon during his March arrest after a police chase.

The plea deal reduced his charge to a second-degree misdemeanor open-carry. He was released by the Cincinnati Bengals after those arrests, but the Dolphins gave him another chance by signing him in May, according to ESPN.

The Dolphins released a statement after Walton's dismissal on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

"We hold our players to a high standard and take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time," general manager Chris Grier said in a statement.

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The 13-year-old double murder suspect who fled barefoot from a North Carolina courthouse is back in custody.

Jericho was previously arrested, along with 19-year-old Derrick Deshawn Hunt, and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of brothers Frank Thomas, 34, and Adam Thomas, 33.

The juvenile escaped from a holding area on Tuesday, Nov. 5, after attending a hearing at a courthouse in eastern North Carolina.

The child, identified only as Jericho W., stole a bicycle and rode to a relative's home. His mother, Nikki Jacobs, picked him up there and delivered him to authorities late Wednesday.

Jacobs told WRAL's Bryan Mims she was driving her son to turn him in. She said the boy got a bike in Pembroke and rode it to a uncle's home after he escaped.

The child's escape triggered a massive manhunt involving several law enforcement agencies. Robeson County Sheriff's Office said he escaped barefoot from Juvenile Court around 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday. He was wearing beige pants, a white shirt and leg irons.

On Tuesday, Jacobs pleaded with her son to turn himself in.

"He's 13 years old and out here in the dark," said Jacobs. "My baby's out here somewhere, nobody knows, and he is all alone and hopefully he is safe wherever he is at. I just wish that he would come back ... turn himself in and get the help that he needs."

The North Carolina Department of Public Service confirmed to WRAL's Mark Boyle that Jericho was in police custody in Lumberton.

Jericho was transported by federal marshals to the Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Fayetteville late Wednesday night.

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A 13-year-old boy facing two murder charges made a bold midday escape from a North Carolina courthouse after appearing at a hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Police say the boy, identified only as Jericho W., escaped from the Robeson County’s department of social services building around 12 p.m.

The child, who was transported from the Cumberland Juvenile Detention Center, was clad in beige prison issue pants and a white shirt. Police say he is barefoot and wearing leg irons. His bold escape triggered a massive manhunt.

Jericho and a 19-year-old male are charged with two counts of first-degree murder with a dangerous weapon in the deaths of Frank Thomas, 34, and Adam Thomas, 33, whose bodies were found in a home they shared.

After appearing at a hearing on the charges, Jericho was placed in a holding area with two other juveniles, according to a spokesperson for Robeson County's Sheriff's Office said.

When someone opened the door to the holding area, Jericho bolted through the door and fled into a wooded area outside the building, according to ABC 15 News.

His mother, Nikki Jacobs, pleaded with the juvenile to turn himself in.

"He's 13 years old and out here in the dark," said Jacobs. "My baby's out here somewhere, nobody knows, and he is all alone and hopefully he is safe wherever he is at. I just wish that he would come back ... turn himself in and get the help that he needs."

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Reality star Eva Marcille's ex Kevin McCall was arrested following a scuffle at the Fulton County Justice Center Tower on Tuesday in Atlanta.

According to Fox 5 News, McCall, of West Los Angeles, entered the courthouse while live-streaming on his cell phone. When a deputy sergeant with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office ordered him to turn off the livestream, McCall, 34, continued to stream on his cell phone and "used profane and abusive language" toward the deputy sergeant.

McCall's face allegedly hit the deputy sergeant's hand when the officer attempted to take McCall into custody.

When other deputies piled on to assist the sergeant, officials say the sergeant and McCall fell down one of the courthouse's escalators. Neither man was injured during the fall.

McCall was charged with felony 2nd-degree criminal damage to property, misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor terroristic threats, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and misdemeanor simple assault, according to Fox 5.

He is being held in jail without bail.

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McCall is best known for his relationship with America's Top Model winner Eva Marcille, 35, with whom he shares a daughter. Marcille is a cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

McCall is also a Grammy-winning producer and artist who was featured on 2 of Chris Brown's songs.
 

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Opening statements are set to begin on Monday, Nov. 4, in the second rape trial of former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II.

Winslow, 36, was previously convicted of raping a middle aged woman in Encinitas, California. He was also accused of 2 additional rapes and exposing himself to two other women.

Winslow was convicted in June of forcible rape and misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewd conduct. But the jurors deadlocked on other charges related to the alleged rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker in Encinitas.

Jane Doe #5 accepted a ride from Winslow, who took her behind a shopping center and allegedly raped her. The woman initially identified Winslow's attorney, who is also mixed race, as the man who raped her.

Winslow also allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl -- Jane Doe 4 -- in 2003 at a Scripps Ranch house party, according to ABC affiliate 10 News in San Diego.

Winslow, who is a married father of one, was acquitted of masturbating in front of Jane Doe 5 - a 77-year-old woman - at a Carlsbad, Calif. gym in February.

In his closing argument during the first trial, Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens told the jury that Winslow "took from these women what he wanted. Kellen Winslow took from these women again and again and again. This man took what he wanted from them and threw them away like trash because that's what he thought of them."

Winslow is the son of NFL Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, 61, who played his entire career with the San Diego Chargers.
 

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A 29-year-old Waukegan man was arrested and charged with criminal transmission of the HIV virus to a minor he met on a dating app.

Marcus E. Davis is accused of engaging in repeated instances of unprotected sex with a 16-year-old boy and infecting him with HIV.

Davis is charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

The boy's parents contacted the Sheriff's Office in June after they discovered their son had hooked up with Davis since he was 15.

During their investigation detectives determined that Davis drove to the boy's home and engaged in sex acts there, as well as engaging in anal intercourse at Davis' north suburb home.

Davis, who knew he was HIV-positive, did not inform the teenager of his HIV status until after the two had engaged in unprotected sex on several occasions.

The victim contracted HIV from Davis, officials said, according to CBS2 Chicago.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office said the minor met Davis through an online dating app. Officials are warning parents to be aware of the apps on their children's phones and who they are in contact with.

Davis is being held on $100,000 bail in the Lake County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for Oct. 31.

Over one million people are currently infected with HIV in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

HIV is still considered a life sentence due to the lifelong treatment necessary to keep the viral load count low enough to be undetected. The virus can lay dormant inside internal organs for years.

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Birmingham police have recovered the body of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney in a dumpster. The little girl, affectionately known as "Cupcake" disappeared after attending a birthday party at a housing project on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Birmingham police and FBI agents found the body in a dumpster on Tuesday, Oct 22, Al.com reports.

"We found the remains of a child that we believe to be Kamille," said Police Chief Patrick Smith on Tuesday.

"This is a tough moment for this city. This is a tough moment for this family," said Mayor Randall Woodfin.

"More than ever, this family needs us all," Woodfin said. "So tonight, we mourn as one."

Police released surveillance footage on Friday that shows a man approach Kamille as she played in the front yard of a residence at the Tom Brown Village housing project around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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The man was positively identified as Patrick Stallworth, 39, who was arrested last week with his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown.

Police plan to charge Stallworth and Brown with capital murder and kidnapping in Kamille's death, said Smith.

"We believe that this was something they thought about and acted upon and they saw an opportunity to take a young child, and they did," Woodfin said Tuesday. "At this moment that we're standing in, I ask one thing of this community: not to take sides and not to finger point. But if there is any finger pointing to do it is only at the perpetrator, who would kidnap an innocent 3-year-old."

Stallworth was released from police custody after posting $500,000 bond last week. Police had hoped he would lead them to the child's body. He was re-arrested on Tuesday night. Brown is still being held without bond on unrelated charges of kidnapping her own children.

Stallworth owned a Toyota Sequoia similar to the one a witness saw fleeing the scene after a man snatched Kamille off the street.

He was charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography on his cell phone with intent to distribute.

Kamille's mother did not give interviews at the request of the police, Smith said.

"We did not see the benefit of throwing the mother in front of the camera," Smith said.

Kamille's father, Dominic, was very vocal while his daughter was missing.

He said she would never get in the car with a stranger.

"She's not no little girl that's going to go get in the back. She's not friendly like that," Dominic said.

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Police rescued a Monroe, Louisiana man who was brutally beaten after he was caught having sex with a 13-year-old girl by her family members.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home on the 100 block of Lisa Drive on Sunday morning in reference to an injured person.

When deputies arrived at the location, they encountered a battered and bruised Javionne Thomas hiding outside the home. the 18-year-old told them he was having sex with a female in the home when he was savagely beaten by her family members.

Deputies entered the home and determined the female was actually 13 years old. The age of consent in Louisiana is 17.

According to Brproud.com, the girl initially told police that the sex was non-consensual. Her mother said she wanted to press criminal charges against Thomas.

Thomas was transported to a hospital where he was treated for lacerations and deep tissue injuries to his face and neck area.

Deputies interviewed Thomas again at the hospital. He confessed to having consensual sex with the girl but he denied knowing she was underage.

Thomas also told deputies that he did not want to press charges against the girl's family for beating him.

The deputies spoke to the girl again and she recanted her original statement. She admitted to police that the sex was consensual and that Thomas knew she was underage.

Thomas was arrested after being released from the hospital and charged with Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, according to Brproud.com.

He is being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center on $50,000 bond.

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A neighbor of a Real Housewives of Atlanta star was arrested after a SWAT standoff that lasted for several hours on Wednesday.

George R. Moore was arrested after firing a gunshot inside his mansion in the affluent Manor Golf and County Club in Milton, GA.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik, was at the scene when police and SWAT officers set up a perimeter around the house in the gated subdivision of million dollar homes near Hopewell and Hamby roads.

Petchenik learned that Moore is the next-door neighbor of Kim Zolciak and her husband, ex-NFL player Kroy Biermann.

Footage shot by NewsChopper 2 shows a man come outside and surrender to police, who handcuffed him and led him to a police cruiser.

The drama unfolded on Wednesday afternoon after family members called police to report that someone at the home was in distress and asked for a welfare check.

When officers arrived at the home, Moore refused to open the door and hung up on them when they called his phone.

Police later determined Moore had fired a handgun inside the home. No one else was in the home at the time.

Moore was charged with reckless conduct and booked into the Fulton County jail.

"This is the kind of resolution that we hope for when we get into these situations," Captain Charles Barstow told Petchenik.

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Zolciak's chef, Tracey Bloom, was cooking dinner at the time of the incident.

"When I was in the house, everyone was running around," Bloom told Petchenik. "I was just cooking and I was like, 'What's going on?' My boss, Kim, was like, 'Get all the wine and bring it down to the safe room.'"

Bloom said she's seen the man before in the neighborhood.

"From what I hear, he was cool, but then if you got on his bad side, he'd go crazy and get weird and stuff like that," Bloom said. "I hope this guy gets the help he needs."

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R. Kelly's lawyers filed court papers begging for his release from prison after his health deteriorated behind bars.

The R&B singer/songwriter is reportedly suffering from a hiatal hernia and his physical condition is deteriorating.

A hiatal hernia is an opening in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal organs to protrude through the diaphragm into the chest. The condition can be fatal if not treated by a surgeon.

Every prison has medical staff and psychiatric staffs to treat patients. But a hiatal hernia can not be treated in jail.

Lawyers for the jailed singer have filed new documents in an effort to get their client the medical help he needs behind bars.

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In court documents, obtained by TMZ, the lawyers asked a judge to allow Kelly to be released on house arrest, where his physical condition would improve.

They also assured the judge that the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer will not intimidate witnesses if he is released and they insist he is not a flight risk, because he doesn't currently have access to his passport.

Kelly, 52, was arrested in Chicago earlier this year and charged with 18 new counts, including child sexual exploitation, child pornography production, kidnapping, forced labor, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.

He is also wanted on similar charges in New York and Minnesota.

In August, a Minnesota prosecutor charged Kelly with soliciting a minor and prostitution.

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Actress Stacey Dash was arrested for assaulting her husband, Jeffrey Marty in their Florida home on Sunday night.

According to a police report, Dash, 52, slapped Marty during a domestic dispute. But her manager said Dash was acting in self defense after Marty choked her out.

The Clueless star was taken into custody at her home in Pasco County, Florida on Sunday.

Police say Dash slapped and scratched her husband's face, according to the police report.

She was arrested and charged with domestic battery after police observed injuries to Marty's face.

She is being held in jail on $500 bond.

Dash is universally hated in the Black community for supporting President Donald Trump.

Dash is best known for her role as Dionne Marie Davenport in the 1995 comedy film Clueless, also starring Alicia Silverstone.

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A Florida man fatally shot his wife of 33 years and mother of his five children after suspecting her of cheating on him.

Police say Eddie Harris shot and killed his wife Shanica Harris in their Liberty City home before turning the gun on himself on Saturday night. The couple's 2 grandchildren were in the house at the time of the shooting. They were not injured.

Neighbors called 911 to report gunshots in the house at 24th Avenue and 60th Street around 8:51 pm.

Police arriving on the scene saw two men running from the 2-story stucco home. The men said Eddie Harris shot his wife inside the house and he had a long rifle with him.

Harris was arrested after a stand-off with SWAT officers. The grandchildren, ages 6 and 9, were rescued through an open window.

The Harrises shared 5 children and three grandchildren. They met when they were both 15.

"He barricaded himself in the house and kept my sister at blood death, with my grandniece and grandnephew in the house," Shanica's sister, Thomasina Goddard, told Local 10 News.

Just one week earlier, Eddie bought his wife a new Mercedes-Benz SUV. Shanica took to Facebook.com to complain that she didn't get the color she wanted. Shanica said she preferred the color red.

"Now he knows I love red cars!!! But OMG!!!!!! Why couldn't I pick out my own car," she wrote on September 21.

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Facebook friends say Eddie Harris suffered from psychological problems and delusions. They say his mind hasn't been right since his namesake son, Eddie Harris Jr., 19, was shot dead in the street in 2016.

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Eddie and Shanica posed with a standup cut out image of Eddie Jr. at an event in his honor in 2016.

On September 27 Eddie wrote a series of Facebook posts about his wife cheating on him and setting him up to be killed.

In one post featuring a photo of a grey Mercedes SUV, he wrote: "I f*cked up buying this car for the wrong girl shanicaharris."

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In another post, he wrote: "...my wife Shanicaharris cheating on the train now she playing sick on the job."

In other posts he wrote that his wife had a boyfriend who drove past the house in a white Impala.

"Shanica Harris got them trying to kill me," he wrote. Shanica was dead hours later.

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A judge set bond at $1 million each for an Alabama woman and her son who are charged with murder after an argument over a missing dog.

According to court documents obtained by AL.com, Shakeem Butler, 24, and his 56-year-old mother, Shana Muldrow, were arrested Wednesday for the fatal beating of Joseph Minnifield, who police said was romantically linked to Muldrow.

Minnifield was dropped off at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center around 10:20 p.m. on Sept. 20. He was pronounced dead from his injuries at the hospital.

Muldrow initially denied knowing Minnifield when she was questioned by police.

She claimed that she was pulling into her backyard when she spotted a body in the middle of the street and decided to get help.

But a witness told police Muldrow and Butler struck Minnified multiple times in the face and body. The same witness said the argument started after Minnifield lost Butler's dog.

Butler and Muldrow appeared Thursday before Dallas District Judge Bob Armstrong, who set their bonds at $1 million each.

They are currently in the Dallas County Jail. Their preliminary hearings have been set for Oct. 29.