New details are emerging in the tragic case of Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old baby who was shot while her gang banging dad supposedly changed her diaper. The infant’s wounded father, Jonathan Watkins, a street gang member who has been arrested 39 times, was released from the hospital yesterday.
Watkins stood before television cameras, portraying himself to be a distraught father who just lost his baby daughter.
But, according to loyal reader Trendsetter, who sent in the above photo, Watkins didn’t appear distraught while in the hospital, where he was seen posing for photos and throwing up the peace sign (his hospital wristband is visible on his right wrist).
The NY Post is taking heat for publishing a cover photo of a man just moments before he is run over and killed by a subway train in New York on Monday.
A DeKalb County stepfather is being charged with the suspected beating death of his wife’s 2-year-old son. Michael Weeks died of cardiac arrest after he was allegedly physically assaulted by 23-year-old Devon Sawyer.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Sawyer was booked into the DeKalb County Jail Monday night on murder charges.
13-year-old Tyasia Jackson will be tried as an adult in the stabbing death of her 2-year-old half sister. The teen made her first court appearance on Tuesday.
Sasha Ray was found in the back yard of her family’s condo by her parents who left her and her siblings in Tyasia’s care on Monday.
The toddler’s father, Shelton Ray, told Channel 2 Action News that his stepdaughter confessed to stabbing his youngest daughter in a phone call from jail around 11 p.m. Monday.
According to a report in London’s Daily Mail, Tyasia was caught with a boy inside the house while her parents were running errands.
Courtroom outbursts by criminals and other defendants are not unusual these days. But Monday’s outburst in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa courtroom was subdued compared to others.
Murder suspect Jerome Power concluded that he wasn’t represented adequately by his attorney after the jury left to deliberate his verdict on Monday. “You sold me out!” exclaimed Mr. Power as he gently poured a cup of water over the head of his attorney, Steve Addington.
The DeKalb teenager who stabbed her 2-year-old stepsister 7 times will be tried as an adult, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
DeKalb police have charged the 13-year-old girl with the murder of her 2-year-old half sister, Sasha Ray.
“The girl had multiple stab wounds,” said DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish, who told reporters the teen would be charged as an adult. “The 13-year-old was angry about something,” Parrish said.
Greg McDowell reportedly saw his killer approach before he was gunned down as he led Bible study at Creflo Dollar’s World Changers church in College Park on Wednesday. McDowell, 39, was pronounced dead at South Fulton hospital following the 10:30 a.m. shooting. The suspected shooter, Floyd Palmer, 59, was taken into custody hours later outside Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead, north of Atlanta.
Court records obtained by WSB-TV reveal the former World Changers employee was committed to a mental hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2001 after pleading not criminally responsible for shooting another man.
A witness told WSB-TV that Palmer followed the unidentified man outside and shot him for no apparent reason.
Court records show Palmer was released from the mental hospital a year later with unspecified 5 year conditions. The 2001 victim is paralyzed, according to a family member.