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Lil Durk (right) is linked to yet another shooting - this time it's fatal. A teenager who was featured in a viral video with rapper Lil Durk's artist, OTF Dede (left), was shot to death on Sunday, January 19.

Chicago police say a 17-year-old female was shot and killed in a vacant lot in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

Witnesses say three males pulled up in a silver sedan. They got out of the sedan and one of the males fired shots at her.

OTF Dede was forced to perform oral sex on the girl in a video that went viral. Thugs reportedly set him up with her in a hotel room.

They later burst into the room and forced OTF Dede to perform oral sex on the girl at gunpoint. The girl was menstruating at the time.

Police believe OTF Dede's enemies killed the teen to shut her up.

The rapper was beaten, robbed and his braids were cut off. The video went viral on social media.

Following the attack, Lil Durk tweeted: "The Internet is the news version of the streets just more snitching."

Lil Durk, a 27-year-old Chicago native, is currently out on bond following his arrest for attempted murder in Atlanta last year.
 

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A convicted sex offender has been charged with burying an Alabama woman who went missing from a bar after texting a friend that she was in trouble.

Paighton Houston's body was found wrapped in fabric and buried in a shallow grave behind a dilapidated house in Hueytown, Alabama, days after she went missing from a country music bar.

Convicted sex offender Fredrick Hampton, 50, was charged with abuse of a corpse. A warrant has been issued for his arrest but he has not been charged with her death.

Houston, 29, was last seen on Dec. 20 at Tin Roof live music bar in the 2700 block of Seventh Avenue South in Birmingham's Lakeview District. She arrived at the bar earlier that night with a co-worker.

After leaving the bar willingly with two Black men, Houston texted her co-worker to say she felt "in trouble."

According to Houston's mother, Paighton texted "if I call answer, I don't know these people and I feel in trouble."

Trussville police say Houston died the day after she was last seen at the bar.

A tip led investigators to the empty house on Chapel Hill Drive in Hueytown.

After sifting through a mound of trash in a "muddy, nasty" backyard, police discovered the shallow grave and unearthed Houston's "intact" body.

A coroner has not yet determined the cause and manner of Houston's death. They are awaiting additional testing, including toxicology results. There was no physical trauma to her body.

A GoFundMe account raised over $18,000 in donations.

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In 2016, a hungry 15-year-old boy named Chauncy Black approached Matthew Michael White in a Kroger parking lot. Chauncy asked Matt if he could take his groceries to his car in exchange for a box of glazed donuts for dinner.

"Something told me to go there and ask this guy if I can take his groceries to the car," Chauncy told WHBQ.

Matt later said he felt compelled to take the teen on a shopping spree in the grocery store.

When Matt dropped Chauncy off at his home in South Memphis, he was shocked by what he saw. Chauncy, his grandmother, whom he calls "mom", lived in squalid conditions and Chuancy didn't have a bed to sleep on.

Matt wrote about the encounter on his Facebook page and created a GoFundMe account. He described his chance meeting with the teenager as "God's beautiful design."

Within three months, donations to the GoFundMe account topped $342,000.

But Chauncy's story doesn't have a happy ending.

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Chauncy, now 19, and his brother Timothy Black, 20, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder after one man was killed during a shootout in Cordova, Tennessee on Jan. 4.

They were also charged with tampering and fabricating evidence and reckless endangerment, according to Fox 13 Memphis.

According to an arrest affidavit, Chauncy and his brother told police a group of men drove to their house after an argument. One person in the car opened fire at the house.

Timothy and Chauncy ran inside the house, grabbed their firearms and fired back at the vehicle as it drove away at high speed.

26-year-old Kaleb Wakefield was hit by a stray bullet in a house across the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chauncy and Timothy then hid their guns, which they did not have permits to carry, according to WREG.

Jaylin Edwards, the shooter inside the vehicle and his brother Tyrek Edwards were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and gun possession.

Chauncy's attorney, Ben Israel tells WREG that Chauncy did get most of the GoFundMe money after taxes were taken out.

"Some of the money was used to buy a home they stay in in Cordova," said Israel. "Some of the money was used to purchase lawn equipment for a lawn service company that Chauncy was running until he was arrested."

Israel is not sure how much of the money is left.

Chauncy's family said he fell in the with the wrong crowd after his story went viral in 2016.
 

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A Minneapolis realtor was abducted and murdered by a drug dealer in retaliation for a dispute he had with her boyfriend.

Police say Monique Baugh, a 28-year-old mother of two, was shot and killed in an alleyway on Jan. 1, 2020.

Baugh, a real estate agent, was lured to an empty Maple Grove home under the pretense of showing the house on New Year's Day.

Two men rented a U-Haul truck for a friend Cedric Berry, a drug dealer who paid them in heroin.

Surveillance video from across the street shows Baugh arrive and park at the home around 3 p.m. in a black BMW. She was seen going inside the house to prepare for the showing.

According to an affidavit, the U-Haul passed the house and a person was seen walking into the home.

The U-Haul then pulled up to the house and backed up to the garage doors. Two men were seen walking out of the garage "and appeared to be closely, if not forcibly, holding onto a third person," according to the affidavit.

Two people were seen getting into the back of the U-Haul at about 3:20 p.m., and a third person drove it away. Police later found Baugh's BMW still parked at the empty Maple Grove house.

The U-Haul was abandoned in an alley where Baugh's body was found. The truck "smelled strongly of ammonia," according to the complaint.

The U-Haul truck was traced to the men who rented it, and they gave up Berry's name. Berry was arrested on Jan. 2.

A search warrant was executed on Berry's vehicle. Police found 13 bags of marijuana. And a black mask.

Berry was charged with kidnapping and second-degree murder in Baugh's death. Baugh's boyfriend, a rival drug dealer, was also shot on New Year's Day, but he survived the shooting.

Berry is also charged with second-degree murder for attempting to kill Baugh's boyfriend, the father of her two children.

The boyfriend told police a man entered his home using a key, and shot him several times in the torso. The children, ages 1 and 3, were inside the home at the time. They were not injured.

A GofundMe account created to help Baugh's children raised over $30,000 in donations.

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Harris County police arrested a Houston man who murdered his fiancée, days after he proposed to her on New Year's Eve.

Kendrick Akins, 39, turned himself in on Saturday morning, hours after shooting his fiancée Dominic Jefferson after midnight on Saturday.

Police say Jefferson, 33, was killed during an argument with Akins in the parking lot of an apartment complex. A neighbor heard a loud argument in the parking lot followed by gunshots.

Akins initially fled the scene, but he returned and shot at a neighbor who was trying to help Jefferson. The shots missed the man, and Akins fled the scene again before police arrived.

Akins and Jefferson dated for only three months before he proposed to her. She took to Facebook to show off the engagement ring Akins gave her. The couple recorded the proposal and posted the video on Facebook.com.

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"I just feel like crying God I never new [sic] I would be happy and getting married soon to some one [sic] who loves me for me my crazy my good and my bad and my pasts," she wrote in broken English.

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"Nobody deserves to die like that," Jefferson's sister, Charmone Onyeije, told ABC News affiliate KHOU-TV in Houston.

"I'm not going to let her die in vain, but I am going to celebrate her life as we know it."

"We need answers. Why did it come to this? How did it come to this? She has kids," said Jefferson's sister.

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A body found in a shallow grave behind a dilapidated house in Hueytown, Alabama has been identified as a Trussville woman who went missing from a country music bar.

Paighton Houston, 29, was last seen on Dec. 20 at Tin Roof live music bar in the 2700 block of Seventh Avenue South in Birmingham's Lakeview District. She arrived at the bar earlier that night with a co-worker.

After leaving the bar willingly with two men, Houston texted her co-worker to say she felt "in trouble."

According to Houston's mother, Paighton texted "if I call answer, I don't know these people and I feel in trouble."

On Friday morning, Trussville police received a tip that led them to the house on Chapel Hill Drive in Hueytown.

After sifting through a mound of trash in a "muddy, nasty" backyard, police discovered the shallow grave and unearthed Houston's "intact" body. The body was positively identified as Houston.

Neighbors say an elderly man once lived in the house. His children moved him from the house to take care of him. The house is currently unoccupied.

Houston, whose smiling eyes touched the hearts of many, was honored by friends and volunteers who tied yellow ribbons on trees and telephone poles in Trussville on Saturday.

A GoFundMe account raised over $12,000 in donations to help pay Houston's burial expenses.

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NYPD investigators questioned and released a 14-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Barnard College student, Tessa Majors.

The unnamed suspect was located at a family member's residence in The Bronx, where he was hiding out until a bite mark on his hand healed.

The NY Post reports he was questioned by police and released Thursday without charges.

A 13-year-old suspect told investigators that Majors bit the 14-year-old suspect on the hand during the struggle. The 14-year-old allegedly stabbed Majors in the chest with a red handled knife. Feathers were seen floating from her down coat during the attack.

Police swabbed the suspect's mouth for DNA, but a preliminary test result was inconclusive, according to the Post.

The boy had a smirk on his face as he left his attorney's office in Harlem around 4:30 p.m. Thursday (The NY Post removed the photo of the suspect smiling).

The teenager joined a younger boy and a woman in her 30s. The woman cursed at a reporter and knocked a recording device out of his hand as they crossed 125th Street, according to the Post.

The trio climbed into a white SUV, idling at a curb in front of a water hydrant and sped off.

A third suspect, age 14, was questioned by police and released on Dec. 12.

Community leaders urged police to use caution to avoid a repeat of the 1989 Central Park 5 case. Five Black and Hispanic boys were arrested and questioned without attorneys present in the infamous Central Park jogger rape case.

An inmate later confessed to the crime, saying he acted alone.

Director Ava DuVernay was among those urging caution.

"Certainly, in the investigative steps, the department will be more cautious because of the attention that was paid to the Central Park Five — everything they do is under the microscope," she tweeted.

NY residents expressed outrage over the way the case has been handled so far.

One Twitter user wrote:

"There is No Justice Especially for the Dead In NYC

This 14 year old THUG Ran from the Police Was caught 2 weeks later They took his DNA &Released Him

They could have held him for 5 days but didn't. Crime is up police R frustrated from all this BULL."

Another user tweeted:

"tessa majors can be stabbed in a park in NYC - and her attackers can spend Christmas at home before being arrested and released..."

And a third user tweeted:

"This is not cool.. everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Specially kids... cmon.. if this kid is innocent then you just ruined his life. If he is guilty then let the cops do their job. Stop letting the public judge people."

Police Chief Rodney Harrison acknowledged the public's frustration in a tweet on Thursday.

"Although he has since been released to the custody of his attorneys, the investigation remains very active. Our detectives are the best at what they do and are committed to finding justice for all parties involved."

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A 14-year-old boy wanted in the stabbing death of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was detained early Thursday, Dec. 26.

The Barnard College student was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Morningside Park on Manhattan's upper west side on Dec. 11.

The suspect was captured after hiding out at a family member's residence in The Bronx. He was taken to the 26th Precinct before 8 a.m., according to the NY Post. He was joined there by his attorney and a parent or guardian.

A police source told The Post, the young suspect lawyered up and isn't talking.

"Since he has a lawyer, he's not going to give anything up," the police source said.

Rodney Harrison, Chief of Detectives, announced the suspect's capture on Twitter.com on Thursday.

"We have located this individual. Thank you to everyone who reached out with information. This is an active and ongoing investigation," he tweeted.

The unidentified teenager was nearly 2 weeks after he reportedly fled from a car while being driven to a police station on Dec. 16. The NYPD released photos of him and asked the public to help locate him.

The NYPD normally does not release photos or identify minor suspects. But the boy was considered dangerous and a menace to public safety.

A 13-year-old suspect, Zyairr Davis, is currently in police custody. He told investigators the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors with a red-handled knife "in a stabbing, poking motion" and he saw "feathers" floating up from her coat in the chest area.

A third boy, who is 14 years old, was questioned and released, police said.

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Chrystul Kizer was only 16 when she met her pimp, Randy Volar III. Volar, 34, pimped Kizer out to older men and deposited the cash she made into his own bank account.

Kizer, now 19, admitted to killing Volar in his home in 2018 after she says he raped her multiple times. The day Volar died, he was about to be arrested for child sex trafficking.

Police say Volar's estate is worth $800,000. He made large bank deposits and other activities typical of sex traffickers.

The teenager told police that Volar sold her to other men, which is why her attorney believes she should be shielded under sex trafficking laws.

But prosecutors say the sex trafficking laws don't apply to Kizer because she was engaged in prostitution and her life was not in imminent danger when she shot Volar in the head twice and set fire to his home.

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Kizer is now on trial for her life.

If this story sounds familiar, it is because it nearly mirrors the story of Cyntoia Brown Long.

Long was also a 16-year-old prostitute when she was convicted of shooting a customer in the head while he slept. She stole the man's wallet and his car, then returned to his home with friends to steal from the deceased.

Long, now 31, was granted clemency earlier this year and paroled after being sentenced to life.

Unlike Kizer, Long didn't have a pimp. But she did have a camera-ready smile and celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West and T.I. were smitten.

Kizer, who has a criminal record of petty offenses, suffers from depression and other mental disorders.

If convicted of murder, she faces the death penalty or mandatory life in prison.
 

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A Washington man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of a male-to-female (MtF) who went missing in June 2019.

Nikki Kuhnhausen, 17, was reported missing after planning to meet up with David Bogdanov, 25, on Snapchat. Kuhnhausen was last seen alive on June 6.

On Dec. 7, a hiker discovered human skeletal remains in a remote area of Larch Mountain in Clark County, according to Crimeonline.com.

The remains were later identified as Kuhnhausen, according to KPTV. Bogdonov told investigators in early October that he and Kuhnhausen had gotten into a dispute, and he kicked the teenager out of his car. He said that was the last he'd seen of Kuhnhausen.

But police now believe Bogdonov strangled Kuhnhausen after he found out he was born a male.

"We suspect that there was probably some interaction where, and by his own admission, that he determined that ... she was transgender," said Vancouver police Lieutenant Tom Ryan.

Ryan added that cross-dressing was offensive to Bogdonov's culture.

Cell phone records revealed, on June 6, Bogdonov's phone was in the same remote area where Kuhnhausen's remains were later found.

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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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Police in Alabama have identified the remains of a young child as that of missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams of Jacksonville, Florida.

The remains were recovered after a tip led the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department's Urban Search and Rescue team to a wooded area in Marengo County.

Taylor's mom, Brianna Williams, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony child neglect and giving false information to police.

Williams, 27, attempted suicide on Tuesday by taking an overdose of drugs at the U.S. Naval Air Reserve Station, where she works as a chief petty officer in the Tactical Operations Center.

She was airlifted from the Naval base to a hospital where she is listed in critical condition, AJC.com reports.

Taylor was last seen alive when her mother put her to bed on Nov. 6 in her Jacksonville home. Williams said when she awoke the next morning, Taylor was gone and the back door was unlocked.

Williams, who is from the Alabama area, stopped cooperating with law enforcement after they found inconsistencies in her story.

"She has not spoken to us since Wednesday and she was the last person to see Taylor," Sheriff Mike Williams said during a press conference on Monday. "She is a person of interest in this case and we still need her cooperation in our efforts."

Williams' black 2017 Honda Accord was towed from her driveway after a cadaver dog alerted officers to the trunk area.

Police also questioned the Navy Petty Officer about a Craigslist.com advertisement for a babysitter that was placed a day before Taylor was reported missing. The ad mentioned a babysitter "bailed on" Williams.

Police are asking the public to come forward if they saw Taylor with Williams or the car traveling between Florida and Alabama in the past six months. The Honda Accord has tinted windows and black rims.

More than 120 law enforcement officers and volunteers were involved in the search for Taylor.

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Alexis Crawford's roommate, Jordyn Jones, 21, and Jones' boyfriend, Barron Brantley were arrested and charged in Crawford's death, WSB-TV reports.

Both suspects were booked into the Fulton County jail on Friday night, hours after Crawford's body was found in a DeKalb County park.

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Police said one of the suspects led investigators to Crawford's body. Her cause of death was by asphyxiation.

The 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student was reported missing by her family on Nov. 1 after she failed to show up for class or to work.

The motive for murder is still under investigation, but Crawford reportedly filed a sex assault complaint against Brantley three days before she went missing.

WSB-TV reports Crawford accused Brantley of sexually assaulting her inside the off-campus apartment she shared with Jones.

Brantley waved his fist during his first court appearance on Saturday morning, according to WSB-TV's Michael Seiden. Jones' first hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

Crawford's family announced her funeral will be held on Saturday Nov. 16 at Noon at the Hill Chapel Baptist Church, 1692 W. Hancock Avenue in Athens, Georgia.

The family asks that any cards or donations be sent directly to Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral home, which is handling the arrangements.

"The Crawford family is truly grateful and encouraged by the outpouring of love and concern they have received from across the country," said Rev. Markel Hutchins, a spokesman for the family. "Please keep them in your positive thoughts and prayers," Hutchins added.

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An Atlanta college student who was reported missing last week was found dead on Friday. Alexis Crawford, a 21-year-old senior at Clark Atlanta University, was discovered dead in a DeKalb County park, WSB-TV reports.

Crawford's roommate, 21-year-old Jordyn Jones, led police to the body, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a press conference on Friday.

Crawford's family reported her missing on Nov. 1 when she failed to show up for class or work. She lived in an off-campus apartment with her roommate.

Jones reportedly confessed to her role in Crawford's death. Jones' boyfriend, Barron Brantley, 21, is also considered a suspect in Crawford's death, Shields said.

Atlanta police are in the process of securing arrest warrants for Jones and Brantley, Shields said.

"Jordyn had been Alexis' friend and her roommate," Shields said. "The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking."

An emotional Shields said, "To all the APD investigators who worked on this diligently and around the clock. I say 'Thank you.' Thank you for treating Alexis like she was one of our own."

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Aaron Hernandez has been linked to a 4th murder two years after he died by suicide in a prison cell. Investigators have linked the late New England Patriots star to a 4th murder, RadarOnline.com reports exclusively.

The former Pro Bowl tight end was accused of killing his friend Odin Lloyd because he believed the professional football player was about to out him as a bisexual. Hernandez was previously investigated for a double homicide in 2012.

Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison in 2015. While behind bars, he reportedly bragged to his prison lover about committing a 4th murder. Hernandez took his own life in his prison cell in 2017 at age 27.

In a new book by journalist Dylan Howard, titled Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields, Hernandez's cellmate and boyfriend, Kyle Kennedy, said: "[Aaron] always used to tell me he had four murders. He would just always, all the time joke around saying 'I got four bodies.'"

The book described Hernandez and his "crew of thugs" piling into a car in search of Lloyd about a week before he was killed. But instead of finding Lloyd, the men found Jordan Miller, who was gunned down in his home, according to Radar. Miller's murder remains unsolved.

In the book, former police detective Bo Dietl said Hernandez could have easily mistaken Miller for Lloyd because they looked alike.

"It sounds like Hernandez gets a tip from one of his goonies. That Odin Lloyd is at this location. [Then] Jordan Miller is shot inside his home, from [a] drive-by shooting through the window … It's very possible that Odin Lloyd could have been in that apartment, and if they look similar, which I believe they do. They shot the wrong guy that time."

Dietl added: "I don't care if he pulled the trigger or not, if Aaron Hernandez was involved with the conspiracy to murder Odin Lloyd and Jordan Miller, it's the same as pulling the trigger."

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The Popeyes hysteria is not over. Police in Maryland say a Popeyes customer was stabbed to death over the coveted spicy chicken sandwiches.

The fatal incident occurred after Popeyes announced the return of the popular sandwiches to franchise stores. The chicken sandwiches were pulled after a series of violent assaults in Popeyes fast food restaurants earlier this year.

Prince George's County Police responded to a report of a fight at a Popeyes location in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill on Monday at around 7 p.m.

According to Fox5 DC, a fight ensued when one man objected to another man cutting the long line. The scuffle spilled outside where one man stabbed a 28-year-old man.

"We have been able to determine, preliminarily, that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant," said PGPD Director of Media Relations Jennifer Donelan in a statement to CBS affiliate WJZ 13 News.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he was reported dead about an hour after the fight. Police are searching for the suspect.

The Popeyes chicken sandwich hysteria was born on social media when rivals Popeyes and Chick-fil-A launched a meme war touting their products.

But Popeyes was heavily criticized for targeting Black people in poor communities with their high calorie, high fat, high sodium chicken products.

Instagram influencers and bloggers promoted the sandwiches which quickly sold out everywhere.

Customers accused the fast food chain of deliberately running out of the sandwiches to prevent a certain demographic from ruining the dining experience of their regular customers.
 

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Rogers County Sheriff's Office

An Oklahoma man and his wife were arrested after he fatally shot his daughter's boyfriend and his cousin because they were Black.

Manuel Quezada, 47, and his wife Angelica Quezada were arrested on Tuesday night after the shooting outside their home in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Police believe Mr. Quezada fatally shot Albert Thomas, 20, and Albert's cousin Dejon Ross, 21, because his daughter was dating Albert, pictured below left. One victim was shot inside a car while the other man was shot dead in the driveway.

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Quezada had a gun visible in his back pocket when sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene. His wife was arrested for being an accessory to murder, according to Newson6.com.

The victims were going to see a movie when they were killed. Family members tell News On 6 that Albert never met Manuel Quezada. "Albert had never even met the man. [Manuel Quezada] would always tell her that he didn't want her being around black people," said Aleta Thomas, aunt of Albert Thomas. "He never met the dad until last night, and this man killed him in cold blood."

According to public records obtained by the DailyMail.com, the Quezadas have a 27-year-old daughter and two sons, ages 28 and 32. Thomas and his girlfriend had dated for two years, according to his family.

Thomas's mother created a GoFundMe page on Wednesday to raise funds for his funeral. Friends and family of the two men paid tribute to them on social media on Wednesday.

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It was déjà vu all over again when news broke that a convicted killer in Texas had confessed to 93 murders.

The news media was quick to label 79-year-old Samuel Little as America's "most prolific serial killer".

The FBI has "confirmed about half" of Little's confessions, although no bodies have been unearthed so far. He has recounted 93 murders from memory.

It all began with two cold case files pulled from a dusty Miami-Dade warehouse. Little's recollections of the 2 murders appeared to match the evidence in the files.

Detectives claim they didn't feed him any of the details about the cold cases. They just let him talk. Authorities promised to take the death penalty off the table if he confessed to multiple murders. So he did.

"The more you tell us, the more pictures we can show you," Miami-Dade Police detective David Denmark remembers telling Little.

His detailed confessions were uncanny, according to the Washington Post, "from the cement arch he claims he drove under before choking Miriam Chapman to the way he buried Mary Brosley with her leg sticking out because the dirt was so hard."

But, as the Washington Post points out, officials may have unwittingly provided those details to the killer.

Denmark insists this is not a repeat of the now infamous Henry Lee Lucas case.

In 1983, Lucas, already on trial for murdering one elderly woman, became a household name when he confessed to 100 more murders "out there somewhere."

The Texas Rangers believed his stories. The news media wanted to believe him. And soon enough, dozens of eager law enforcement officials, prosecutors and reporters from all over the country lined up to interview Lucas in jail.

The 100 murders Lucas confessed to soon grew to 600 murders. The news media went into a feeding frenzy.

Lucas's lies were exposed when a reporter extracted a confession from him that he made the whole thing up.

But Denmark insists Little's case is different because interrogation techniques have improved since the 1980s.

"We knew what the deal was because [Little] had given these details without even talking to us,” Denmark told The Washington Post.

All the feds have to go on are Little's elaborately detailed confessions and the colorful drawings that used to line the walls of his prison cell. There are roughly 50 victims depicted in the artwork. Little claims he created the images of his victims from memory.

The feds are so desperate to close cold cases, that they compiled an online gallery featuring Little's drawings. Their hope is that the paintings will jog the memories of family members whose loved ones went missing or were murdered between 1970 and 2005.

One man, who was 5-years-old when his mother was murdered, claims he recognized her from one of the drawings. CBS News program "60 Minutes" compared the drawing to an old photograph of the woman. There is no resemblance between the drawing and the woman in the photo.

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But the feds are convinced that there is enough of a resemblance to close the cold case. And so on. And so on.

The feds and the news media believe Little is a "prolific serial killer", but others remain skeptical.

One Washington Post reader wrote: "This developmentally challenged bum just likes to watercolor faces of women. He wants Dr. Pepper, Cheetos, and an audience of gullible law enforcement."

And a YouTube viewer wrote, "When is a confession, without any bodies, verifiable evidence?"

For inmates like Little, confessing to nearly 100 murders is better than sitting alone in a 6x8 cell for 23 hours a day.

Little is currently in a prison in Texas.
 

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GoFundMe, Metro Nashville PD

A homeless man allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's Nashville apartment and stabbed her and her 13-year-old son to death in a vicious attack that left a 16-year-old girl hospitalized.

Police say Jermaine Agee broke into Mayra Garcia's apartment before 2 a.m. Monday morning. He grabbed a kitchen knife and went straight to the bedrooms.

After fatally stabbing Garcia's son, Jaden Taylor, in his bed, Agee ordered Garcia and her teen daughter, Alexis, to sit on a sofa in the living room.

Agee then said, "Someone is going to die tonight," according to a police report obtained by PEOPLE.

Garcia fought for her life, and "additional injuries to the victims were inflicted then," the police statement says.

Police say Garcia and Jaden died from stab wounds. Alexis is in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is being treated for stab wounds. An 8-year-old girl was not injured.

Agee fled the apartment through the front door, but he was eventually tracked down with the assistance of members of the public.

Homeless persons told police that Agee was a regular at a nearby homeless encampment.

Police say Agee is a convicted felon in Alabama who served nearly 3 years in prison for robbery and theft convictions before his release in June 2018.

Prior to the violence, police were called to an elementary school where Garcia and Agee were arguing in the school's office.

Agee left the school before police arrived. Police observed several bruises on Garcia's face. They assisted her with filing an order of protection against Agee.

A GoFundMe account was created to help pay the funeral costs. The campaign raised nearly $16,000 of the $20,000 goal.

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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.