A San Antonio TV station tweeted the wrong photo of rapper Young Jeezy who is being held on a $1 million cash bond following his arrest on a weapon charge in California.
KSAT-TV, which lacks basic knowledge of the hip hop culture, tweeted: “‘Young Jeezy’ arrested after Wiz Khalifa concert shooting.” The tweet included a photo of Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman, and was shared over 3,000 times on Twitter.com before KSAT deleted the tweet without explanation.
Another day, another unarmed teenager fatally shot by a cop.
The Internet erupted with rage as news broke of the cop involved shooting of 17-year-old Michael “Mike Mike” Brown in a neighborhood near St. Louis, MO., today.
Two married Tulsa police officers are being held without bond in the shooting death of their daughter’s boyfriend.
Shannon Kepler, 54, and his wife, Gina Kepler, 48, are in the Tulsa County jail accused of first degree murder and accessory after the fact.
Shannon Kepler worked in the police academy, while Gina Kepler was a patrol officer. Both are suspended from the police department with pay.
Theodore Paul Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride was found guilty on all 3 charges in a Detroit courtroom today.
Wafer, 54, appeared stunned when the verdict was read. The jury deliberated less than 24 hours before finding Wafer guilty of homicide murder in the 2nd degree, guilty of manslaughter death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice, and guilty of weapons charges.
Before deciding Wafer’s fate, jurors asked to see the shotgun, Wafer’s screen door and a tape measure.
Sanel Saint Simon, the suspect in the disappearance of 16-year-old Alexandria Chery, was granted two $100,000 bonds in a Orlando, FL courtroom today, according to Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel. Prosecutors had asked for a $500,000 bond.
Simon, 43, is the longtime boyfriend of Alex’s mother. He was arrested Wednesday, July 30, and charged with felony obstruction, News13 reports. Police also charged Simon with giving false statements and attempting to destroy evidence.
Alyssa Barrett, 17, is charged with murdering her mother, DeCarol Deloney-Cain, 54, and stuffing her body in the trunk of her car in Gary, Indiana. Deloney-Cain’s body was discovered on July 7. Barrett’s boyfriend, Damarius Rashard Wren, 18, was the first suspect to be charged in the case.
Rapper Ice T‘s grandson is currently in jail facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter for accidentally shooting and killing his roommate.