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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.

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YNW Melly's father, Donte "tha Gift" Taylor, dropped an emotional song defending the rapper who is locked up in Florida on double murder charges.

In the song, Donte said Melly didn't kill his friend. He regrets not being there for most of his son's childhood. "It was out of my hands," he said.

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Cardi B has time today. The "Clout" rapper went in on Instagram blogger Angie who operates the popular Instagram blog, Shaderoom. In a series of posts on Tuesday, Cardi, 26, called out the blogger and her unpaid interns for not posting enough positivity about her and her husband, Migos rapper Offset.

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