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The father of former Atlanta Falcons player Phillip Adams says he believes concussions may have caused his murderous rampage.
Phillip Adams broke into a neighbor's home on Wednesday, April 7, and shot 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie.
Adams then shot and killed the couple's grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.
All 4 family members were found in a bedroom inside the home.
Two HVAC repair men working outside the home were also shot. James Lewis, a 39-year-old single father of three, died from his injuries.
The second repair man was taken to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Police say Adams returned to his Rock Hill, SC home where he fatally shot himself. His body was found the next day.
Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV his son was being treated by Dr. Lesslie at one point.
"I can say he's a good kid," Alonzo Adams said. "I think the football messed him up."
"I don't think he ever did anybody any harm. All I can say is we pray for the family," Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. "He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We're gonna keep them in our prayers."
A Birmingham woman who allegedly killed a 52-year-old woman during a street racing crash has been arrested a second time.
Carmesia Flannigan was arrested by Atlanta police for violating the terms of her bond after she allegedly killed an innocent victim during a street race in Birmingham.
She was charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The victim, Brandy Ballard, a 52-year-old healthcare worker, was on her way home from work at 6:10 a.m. on March 21 when she was killed in a head on collision.
In a Facebook Live video following her initial arrest, Flannigan blamed the victim for the car crash. "That old ass lady swerved in my lane," Flannigan said.
Flannigan denied speeding in her 2010 Chevrolet Camaro before she allegedly hit Ballard's 2007 Ford Focus head on.
Flannigan claimed she was driving a "2020 droptop Camaro" when Ballard swerved into her lane. She threatened viewers on the livestream after her mother posted her $175,000 bond.
Her mother, who paid her bond in March, also cussed out Flannigan's Facebook Live viewers.
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More details have emerged about a former Atlanta Falcons player who killed five people then turned the gun on himself in South Carolina.
Phillip Adams, who played defensive back on multiple teams including the Falcons, fatally shot five people before killing himslf.
According to Complex.com, Adams shot and killed 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie. The couple was pronounced dead at their home on Wednesday.
Adams also killed their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.
A HVAC technician working outside the home, 38-year-old James Lewis, was found shot to death. A second HVAC technician was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
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Adams forced his way into the Rock Hill, SC home and opened fire. All four family members were found in a bedroom in the home.
Adams lived with his mother down the street from the victims.
The York County Sheriff's Office located Adams in a home in Rock Hill on Thursday. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Adams was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. His last season was in 2015.
Capitol police identified 25-year-old Noah Green as the man who rammed two Capitol officers with his car.
The member of the Nation of Islam recently lost his job, was despondent and sought spiritual help.
Police say Green rammed his car into a barricade, injuring two Capitol police officers.
Police opened fire on Green as he exited his car wielding a knife. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Green referred to himself as "Brother Noah X" in a lengthy Facebook post. He complained about Covid-19, unemployment, the rising national debt, and political division.
"To be honest these past few years have been tough and these past few months have been tougher," Green wrote on March 16. "I have been tried with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life. I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.
"There is much confusion in this day and age in my perspective. The ongoing COVID crisis, unemployment, rising National Debt, division within the political sphere, rumors of war and the like. But one thing I'm assured everyone can lean on is faith in the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as the man who can carry us through the dark hour."
He encouraged everyone to study the Book of Revelations and to learn the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
In closing, he wrote, "Please repost and share. Peace and blessings, Brother Noah X."
Jen Shah and her assistant Stuart Smith were arrested on federal fraud charges.
Shah and Smith are cast members on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."
The reality TV personality is accused of running a nationwide telemarketing and money laundering scheme.
A 10-page indictment accuses Shah and Smith of defrauding victims older than age 55.
The victims were charged thousands of dollars to receive unspecified services which "provided little to no value to the victims."
Shah, 47, struggled to explain what she did for a living on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
"My background is in direct response marketing for about twenty years," she said. "Our company does advertising. We have a platform that helps people acquire customers."
She claimed to be the founder and owner of JAX Fashion, Shah Beauty and The Real Shah Lashes. But prosecutors say Shah's businesses are nonexistent.
Shah appeared in federal court on Tuesday. She was released and ordered to turn over her passport.
She is not allowed to leave Utah without the judge's approval. Shah also is not allowed to participate in telemarketing schemes.
She is set to appear in a federal court in Manhattan via CCTV on Wednesday.
Shah is the wife of University of Utah football coach Sharrieff Shah. They share two grown sons together.
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Police arrested a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old Asian woman in an unprovoked attack outside a Manhattan building over the weekend.
Brandon Elliot, 38, is charged with assault as a hate crime, the NY Daily News reported.
Authorities arrested Elliot early Wednesday morning at the Four Points by Sheraton, a hotel-turned-homeless-shelter on W. 40th Street.
Concerned citizens phoned in tips to a Crime Stoppers hotline after watching the shocking video.
According to the NYPD, Elliot is a parolee who murdered his own mother.
At age 19, Elliot fatally stabbed his mother three times in the chest in front of his then 5-year-old sister. A jury convicted Elliot of murder and sentenced him to 15 years to life in prison.
Elliot was released on parole last year. Police say he is the brute seen in a viral video kicking and stomping the elderly woman outside a luxury Manhattan building.
He reportedly assaulted the woman as she walked through Hell's Kitchen on her way to church around 11:40 a.m. Monday.
In the video, Brandon Elliot kicked the woman in her abdomen and knocked her to the ground.
The shocking assault went viral on the internet, sparking outrage around the world.
Workers who watched the attack from inside the building were suspended from their jobs on Monday.
Viral video circulating on social media shows two female patrons narrowly escape death as gunmen shot up an Ohio nightclub.
The viral video shows bullets strike a wall near where two maskless women were dancing. Distinct popping sounds can be heard over the loud rap music.
"Oh my god! Oh my god!" said one of the women who was live-streaming the event on Instagram.com (watch the video below).
The shooting took place around 3 a.m. on Sunday at The Spot Night Club, Cleveland Police said in a statement.
Police told 19 News that preliminary investigation shows several gunmen fired rounds inside inside the club. Seven people were wounded by gunfire. Miraculously, no one was killed.
The victims are four men and three women, all between 20 and 30 years old, police said.
All of the victims were treated at MetroHealth and released, police said.
None of the suspects were identified and no arrests have been made, Cleveland.com reported.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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Music producer Pharrell Williams is using his influence to seek justice for his cousin, Donovan Lynch.
Lynch, 25, was one of two people killed in separate shootings that left eight innocent bystanders wounded on March 26.
Lynch was killed by a police officer who claimed he had been waving a gun.
Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate later told reporters a firearm was found nearby. He said the officer was wearing a body cam but, "for unknown reasons," it was not functioning, WTVR reported.
Former Bad Girls Club Season 17 cast member Deshayla Harris was also killed during a separate shooting on Friday night in Virginia Beach.
Following the shootings, three men ranging in age from 18 to 22 were arrested on Saturday and charged with felonious assault and firearms possession.
Pharrell, 47, shared a tribute to Lynch on his Instagram.com page on Monday, March 29.
He captioned an image of Lynch:
"The loss of these lives is a tragedy beyond measure. My cousin Donovon was killed during the shootings. He was a bright light and someone who always showed up for others. It is critical my family and the other victims’ families get the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve. Virginia Beach is the epitome of hope and tenacity and, as a community, we will get through this and come out even stronger."
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Kendall Jenner is living in fear for her life after a stalker threatened to shoot her if he can't have her.
The lanky runway model was granted a temporary restraining order against her stalker, Malik Bowker, 24, after he allegedly threatened her life.
According to TMZ, a judge signed off on the protective order on Monday, March 29. The 25-year-old model was informed by an LAPD detective that Bowker allegedly threatened to shoot her.
Court documents obtained by TMZ state that Bowker was placed on a psychiatric hold and is due to be released. His release date caused Jenner "severe emotional distress and anxiety".
The restraining order means he must stay at least 100 yards away from her at all times.
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In 2018, Kendall Jenner was granted a five-year restraining order against another alleged stalker.
John Ford was arrested outside Jenner's home for the second time in a week. He violated a temporary restraining order after he was spotted by her security sunbathing by her pool. She was later granted a permanent protective order.
Ford was held on a 5150 psychiatric hold, but after a psychiatrist ruled he was mentally unstable.
Prior to his arrest at Jenner's home, Ford was taken into custody after breaking into her gated community.
A 43-year-old Miami man has been arrested by police in connection with the abduction and rape of a 12-year-old boy.
Aliex Santiesteban was arrested on Monday night in Miami's Overtown neighborhood. He was charged with sexual battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and attempted murder.
He is being held in the Miami-Dade jail without bond, NBC Miami reported.
Police say the Hispanic boy was abducted off the street around 2 a.m. Saturday on 43rd Terrace and 30th Avenue.
The boy was walking down the street when a man pulled up alongside him, forced him into a vehicle, and drove him to an empty lot near Northwest 45th Street and 31st Avenue, where he was sexually assaulted in the back seat of the car.
Santiesteban allegedly shot the boy and pushed him out of the vehicle, WPLG Local News 10 reported.
A bystander heard the boy's screams and took him to a nearby convenience store where an employee called 911.
Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters the child car door locks had been activated, blocking the boy's escape.
Unbeknownst to his parents, the boy apparently snuck out of his house, and had arranged pillows on his bed to give the appearance he was asleep. He was on his way back home from his friend's house when he was abducted.
He is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, according to NBC Miami.