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Rapper Silento is behind bars again after allegedly gunning down his cousin in a DeKalb County, Ga. neighborhood.

The 23-year-old, best known for his viral hit song, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," is charged with murder in connection with the death of his cousin, Frederick Rooks.

On Jan. 21, Rooks, 34, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the middle of a residential street in Panthersville, Georgia, about 7 miles southeast of Atlanta. Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rapper, real name Richard "Ricky" Lamar Hawk, was previously charged with attacking 2 people with a hatchet in September.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Silento had walked into a random home and tried to attack two people with a hatchet before they tackled him and disarmed him.

A friend arrived at the home and told the rapper he was in the wrong house. The two men fled before police arrived, but Silento was arrested about a block away from the home. He told police he was looking for his girlfriend.

Silento was out on bail a day after he was arrested in Santa Ana, CA., following an incident involving his girlfriend, according to ABC 7.

Silento trended on Twitter.com in September after gossip mongers claimed his girlfriend leaked a vulgar image of him online.

But the person in the image was identified as a 26-year-old p0rn star.
 

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The brother of rapper Uzzy Marcus is in police custody after allegedly live-streaming himself alongside the dead bodies of a woman and a teenage girl.

According to police, Raymond Michael Weber, 29, is being held without bond at the Solano County Jail on two counts of murder.

Weber is the older brother of Marcus Weber, who goes by the stage name Uzzy Marcus, CBS13 reports.

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Officers responded to 911 calls from a Vacaville, Ca., military housing complex on Sunday, Jan. 31, after a neighbor said that Raymond was on Instagram Live holding a gun -- with two motionless female bodies in his apartment. The woman and a teenage girl appeared to have been shot to death.

When police arrived, Weber -- who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for various felonies including domestic battery - had barricaded himself inside his apartment with the dead bodies.

SWAT and the negotiations team failed to convince Weber to turn himself in. But officers managed to take him into custody "after a brief struggle - during which an officer utilized a taser".

The victims, aged 27 and 15, were found dead inside the apartment. Their identities have not been released.

in 2014, Raymond's then-16-year-old brother Antoine Weber was suspected of killing Raymond's girlfriend, 19-year-old Nicole Duarte, and they believed that Raymond was at the scene at the time of the murder.

Antoine later pleaded no contest to the alleged crime, local ABC News affiliate ABC10 reports.

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A 23-year-old software engineer for Microsoft has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend.

King County prosecutors charged Ahmed Hassan Osman with first- and second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Nyaruot Chuol, 20, at an upscale apartment complex in the 24600 block of 64th Avenue South.

The coroner reported Chuol suffered multiple stab wounds to her neck, back and abdomen. Osman was arrested after a neighbor called 911 to report a disturbance on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Osman is also charged with the aggravated assault of Chuol's cousin in the second floor hallway. The victim told police that Osman fled to a nearby apartment.

Osman barricaded himself in the apartment and refused to come out until a SWAT team deployed tear gas canisters through a window.

Osman then exited apartment and was taken into custody. The cousin told investigators that Osman and Chuol were involved in a sexual relationship that deteriorated over the past weeks. She said Chuol had blocked Osman's number in her cellphone.

She said, on the morning of the murder, she and Chuol were at Osman's apartment drinking and smoking marijuana when Chuol and Osman got into an argument after she refused to have sex with him. Osman slapped Chuol who became enraged and the two lovers fought.

Osman ordered the two women to leave his apartment. Chuol then began breaking items in the apartment. She broke dishes and used a small knife to carve a television and a laptop.

The two women left the apartment but returned to retrieve Chuol's cellphone. A second altercation began and Osman pilled out a handgun and pointed it at Chuol's cousin's head.

He put the gun down and the cousin picked the weapon up and tucked it into her waistband.

The women left the apartment again and were waiting for the elevator when Osman emerged from the apartment with a large kitchen knife.

He stabbed Chuol in the abdomen and tried to stab the cousin but she blocked the knife with her arms. He stabbed Chuol again and again. She died before medics could save her.

Osman was hired by Microsoft directly out of college at age 21 and was recently promoted, according to the Seattle Times.

Osman is being held at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle on $5 million bail. His bail was increased from $1 million after prosecutors learned he had access to considerable financial resources, according to the Times.

He had an annual salary of between $163,000 and $207,000. He also owned rental property in Kent and detectives found paperwork for a newly purchased Tesla.

His arraignment is set for Feb. 8 in the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

A GoFundMe page raised over $7,000 for Chuol's funeral expenses.

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At least one NFL player threatened to "go toe-to-toe" with disgraced ex-NFL player Chad Wheeler following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant tweeted: "Chad Wheeler if I ever run across you We are going toe to toe... [sic]" Bryant added that he "wouldn't mind making the news breaking something across your f***ing head then ask you are you still alive?"

Wheeler was arrested on Jan. 23 and later released on $400,000 bond.

The Seattle Seahawks released Wheeler after prosecutors in Kent, Washington, formally charged him with first-degree domestic violent assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest, and unlawful imprisonment.

Wheeler, who is Caucasian, allegedly told the unidentified Black victim to bow down to him during a role playing exercise. When she refused, he beat her and strangled her until she lost consciousness. When she regained consciousness, she locked herself in a bathroom and called 911.

According to a police report, the victim said Wheeler was astonished that she was still alive after the beating he'd given her. "Wow, you're still alive?" he reportedly asked her while he calmly ate dinner.

A friend shared photos of the victim's injuries on social media, sparking a firestorm of public outrage.

Wheeler, 27, broke his silence on Twitter.com following his arrest, saying he had experienced a manic episode during the assault.

"Events happened over the weekend that transpired from a manic episode," Wheeler tweeted.

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Outraged NFL players lashed out at Wheeler on Twitter. Dez Bryant compared Wheeler's press coverage to Black athletes who are "destroyed" by the media when charged with similar crimes.

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An Indiana teenager was charged Thursday as an adult in the shooting deaths of 4 family members and a pregnant woman on Sunday, Jan. 24.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office filed murder charges against Raymond Childs III on Thursday morning. He faces six counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of carrying a handgun without a license.

Childs is represented by the Marion County Public Defender's office who entered a plea of not guilty for him at a hearing on Thursday.

Childs, an aspiring rapper, went on a shooting rampage hours after his father chastised him for sneaking out of the house to spend the night with his girlfriend without permission.

Police say Childs first shot his stepmother Kezzie Childs, 42, and his father, Raymond Child's Jr., as they lay in their bed. Childs Jr. pleaded for his life: "I'm sorry Raymond, I love you."

Childs then went from room to room shooting his 13-year-old sister Rita, his 18-year-old brother Elijah and Elijah's pregnant girlfriend Kiara Hawkins, 19.

Kiara, who was 9 months pregnant, was transported to a hospital, where she and her unborn son were pronounced dead.

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Kiara is pictured left and Kezzie is pictured right with her daughter Rita.

Another brother, Xavier Childs, 15, managed to flee the home during the shootings. Childs chased Xavier down and shot him twice as he begged for his life.

Xavier said he told Childs: "I can give you forty dollars, please don't kill me."

"He just looked at me and then he shot me on the leg. I fell. He shot me in my arm. And then he tried to shoot me in my head but missed, I guess," Xavier told detectives.

Xavier limped to a neighbor's home and collapsed on the front porch. The neighbor called 911 to report the shootings at 4 a.m.

Xavier identified his brother as the gunman when he was interviewed by police at a hospital.

Hours later, Childs was taken into custody at a relative's home on Burkhart South Drive.

Xavier told police his brother used two different firearms – a 9-millimeter handgun and a mini draco semi-automatic pistol with an extended clip that fires rifle rounds.

The handgun was recovered at the scene. The semi-automatic pistol was found at the relative's home. Police say the guns belonged to Childs' father.

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Pastor Kenneth Sullivan Jr, a friend of the family, told WTHR it's possible that the aspiring rapper was "acting out" the things that he rapped about when he coldly shot his family.

"If you're constantly feeding your mind negative things and destructive things, it won't be long before you act upon those things," Sullivan said.

In music videos posted on YouTube, Childs rapped about guns, money, drugs and killing people.

Childs will be transferred from a juvenile detention center to an adult jail to await trial. His next court date is set for April 21.

Indianapolis police Chief Randal Taylor called the killings the largest mass casualty shooting in the city in more than a decade.

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Seattle Seahawks lineman Chad Wheeler apologized profusely to his girlfriend after he was released by the team following his arrest for beating her into submission.

Prosecutors formally charged Wheeler with first-degree domestic violent assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest, and unlawful imprisonment.

Wheeler allegedly told the victim to bow down to him during a role playing exercise. When she refused, he beat her and threw her on the floor. When she regained consciousness, she locked herself in a bathroom and called police.

A friend who shared photos of the victim's injuries on social media, said Wheeler finished eating dinner while the victim lay unconscious on the floor.

In court documents obtained by TMZ, prosecutors wrote: "The defendant, who is physically conditioned and trained to compete at the highest level of professional sports, strangled, suffocated and beat the victim into unconsciousness -- twice -- both times leaving her for dead as blood poured from her nose and mouth, and into her stomach and lungs."

Wheeler broke his silence following his arrest, saying he had a manic episode during the assault.

"Events happened over the weekend that transpired from a manic episode," Wheeler tweeted.

"I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering that I have caused to [the victim] and her family. I apologize profusely for the turmoil that I have caused to my family, teammates, fans and those closest to me. The most important thing right now is that [the victim] gets the care she needs and I get help. Both are happening.

"It is time for me to walk away from football and get the help I need to never again pose a threat to another. I cannot express my sorrow or remorse enough. I am truly ashamed."

The Seahawks, who originally said they were "gathering information" about the incident, released Wheeler from his contract and encouraged him to seek professional help.

"The Seahawks are saddened by the details emerging against Chad Wheeler and strongly condemn this act of domestic violence," the team said in a statement. "Our thoughts and support are with the victim. Chad is a free agent and no longer with the team."

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U.S. defense lawyers representing Nigerian scammer Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, applied to withdraw from his case.

Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky said Abbas stopped communicating with them after he retained a new attorney to represent him.

The attorneys announced their decision after months of negotiations with the federal government, according to Premium Times.

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Abbas, 37, was arrested in June in Dubai and extradited to Chicago to face money laundering and wire fraud charges.

Video shows a stunned Abbas being taken from his luxury apartment in Dubai by special operations forces and Emerati police officers in June.

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His lawyers told a judge that Abbas is the father of five children, including a child who lives with his mother in Virginia. But the judge ordered Abbas detained until his trial, and said Abbas would not be allowed to stay with a girlfriend's uncle in Homewood, Illinois, because he is a flight risk.

The federal prosecutor said Abbas "never visited" the girlfriend or their child in the United States and there is no evidence that he has ever even met this 'uncle.’
 

Abbas' lawyer said his client is a social media influencer who earned his millions legally by promoting high end luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Fendi on Instagram.

After his arraignment in Chicago, Abbas was transferred to Los Angeles, California where his trial is set to begin in May 2021.

According to an affidavit obtained by Premium Times, Abbas and his co-conspirators stole hundreds of millions of dollars from 1.9 million victims around the world.
 

Abbas, pictured above in his $10,000-a-month apartment at the Palazzo Versace in Dubai, also convinced hundreds of social media users around the world to set up bank accounts to launder that money.

He used the money to finance his extravagant lifestyle which he flaunted on Instagram.com.

Authorities seized his fleet of cars including a Ferrari, Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Lamborghini. He rocked $150,000 diamond-studded wristwatches and he purchased a Rolls-Royce SUV just to ferry his luggage to the airport.

Abbas regularly mocked his 2.5 million followers, telling them to get their money up and referring to them as "peasants."
 

Abbas and his crew swindled victims by sending emails that appeared to come from law firms.

"Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran was duped into sending $400,000 cash via a wire transfer after receiving a phishing email that she mistakenly believed was an invoice for a real estate transaction.

According to a Secret Service agent who investigates Nigerian email crimes, victims are tricked into sending money to bank accounts that the criminals control.

"These crimes are heartbreaking," Brian Krebs, the editor of KrebsOnSecurity.com, told The New York Post. "Victims send payments to the wrong place and, nine times out of ten, the money is gone."

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Brandon Curtis, a Texas father of 5, was gunned down when he took his teenage daughter to confront a cyber bully.

Curtis, 35, of Houston, was hoping to put an end to the harassing messages that a teenage boy had been sending his 15-year-old daughter on social media for 9 months.

Friday evening, Curtis and his daughter went to an address in the Humble area to confront the boy who sent messages threatening to beat her up.

Curtis' wife, Shantal Harris, said she and her husband spoke to the boy's father before.

While outside the residence, the confrontation with the teen escalated to violence.

A 20-year-old man said he pulled a gun and shot Curtis after he hit the teenager. But Shantal and Curtis's sisters denied the allegations.

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"I know my husband. My husband is not like that," Harris said, adding, "For them to claim self-defense, it's sickening."

"My brother would never put a hand on a child," Curtis' sister, Jeran Perkins, told KTRK. "We want justice."

After the shooting, family members say Curtis' daughter received a new social media message that read: "We all had a fight and killed dey daddy [sic]."

No charges have been filed against the shooter.
 

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Seattle Seahawks player Chad Wheeler was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after beating his girlfriend to a bloody pulp.

Wheeler was arrested Saturday night and charged with felony domestic violence, according to the Seattle Times.

He was released from King County Jail on Tuesday morning on $400,000 bond.

King County police responded to a call late Saturday night from a frantic woman who said she was locked in a bathroom following a "physical fight with her boyfriend."

Police responded to the address and found the woman suffering from a dislocated arm, and other injuries.

She also told police that Wheeler strangled her until she lost consciousness.

A friend of the offensive lineman's girlfriend shared a photo of her horrific injuries in a post online on Tuesday. She said Wheeler continued to eat dinner while his girlfriend lay motionless on the floor. She has since deleted the post.

Wheeler was not cooperative with police upon their arrival, according to a police spokesman.

The Seahawks released a statement Monday night, saying the team is "Aware of the situation and still gathering information."

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The Harlem community came out in support of a 31-year-old woman who was attacked by a group of men after she rejected one of them.

Hundreds of people protested outside the liquor store where the woman was attacked.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she was walking home from work around 6 p.m. when she stopped at a liquor store for a bottle of wine.

Inside the store on 128th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, she was accosted by a group of men who offered to buy the wine for her.

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The woman said the man in the red parka (pictured above) asked if he could buy her bottle of wine for her, but she politely declined.

After she left the store the men chased her across the street and kicked her -- and the man in the red parka bit her face above her eye. They also stole her phone and the bottle of wine.

“No matter how much I asked, you know, I'm trying to get [home] to my daughter, please leave me alone. I said 'I'll call the cops' -- he didn’t care about that. He had one thing on his mind and that was to attack me. That's what he wanted to do."

"I couldn't believe it, it was like an animal. That's the only way I can put it, it was like an animal," she said in an interview. "I just remember screaming to the top of my lungs, I just kept saying 'He's biting me! He's biting me!' He bit through my eyebrow and then he continued to just, he kept opening his mouth to try to like re-grasp."

Her injuries required stitches and she still has bruises from the encounter.

"I was mauled, this is more than being bitten. I was mauled - that he didn't just bite me and like that was it. This was a recurring action that he did on my face as if he was trying to literally take my eye. That's what it felt like," she told ABC7.

"I will never forget that look in his eyes and it's just being that close to me in my face, and just trying to do that like it's feeling him biting on me and just his breath on me and just the scent of his clothes. He really just needs to be caught, all of them, because I didn't deserve this, I was minding my business."

Her attackers are still at large.