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TMZ has obtained surveillance footage that shows Ludacris' manager, Chaka Zulu, being jumped by five suspected gang members outside his Buckhead, Atlanta restaurant on June 26.

The footage shows Zulu pulled his gun first and fired at his attackers, including Artez Benton, 23, who died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Zulu, 52, turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 13. He was charged with murder, simple battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The footage shows the five suspected gang members arriving in the valet area and make their way inside the restaurant.

That's where the video starts. Zulu gets into a heated argument with Tre'mon Robinson, one of the suspected gang members who was told to leave the restaurant because they didn't have reservations.

During the argument, a man named Corey Crawford (wearing red sneakers) is seen retrieving something out of a vehicle. A source directly connected to the case tells TMZ Zulu's legal team believes Crawford got a gun from the vehicle.

Zulu and Robinson tussled after Robinson chest bumped him. Crawford and Benton rushed over, and Crawford sucker punched Zulu from behind.

Benton is seen punching and stomping Zulu who is on the ground.

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Zulu's female assistant (wearing orange shirt) began punching Benton, but Robinson punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.

That's when Zulu pulled his gun and fired, hitting Benton once in the chest. Zulu fired a second round which grazed another man in the leg.

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At the same time, Crawford ducked between 2 cars at the left of the frame. He opened fire three times hitting Zulu once in the back.

Zulu stumbled out of the frame and collapsed on the ground.

Crawford and Robinson were not charged with any crimes.

On Monday, Zulu's attorney, Gabe Banks, spoke with Shelley Wynter of WSB Radio's Word On the Street.

Banks told Wynter that Benton and the other gang members "actually attacked Zulu from behind and continued to beat him down, punch and stomp him while he was in a defenseless posture on the ground. That is undisputed."

Banks confirmed that the Atlanta Police Department obtained arrest warrants and charged Zulu. And that Fulton County DA Fani Willis did not charge Zulu with any crimes.

Another insider told Sandrarose.com that Zulu will not take a plea deal from Willis. His case will go to trial.

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A Detroit boxer was fatally shot during a family dispute on Monday. He was 28.

Isiah's manager Roshawn Jones confirmed his passing in an emotional Instagram post. He said Isiah was shot in the head during an argument with his brother.

Roshawn said he was at home in Toledo, Ohio when he got the call.

"I instantly broke down in tears and was hurt," Roshawn Jones said. "It's a tragedy for it to happen like that."

Police say Isiah was fatally shot at a home on Stout Street near Westfield Avenue.

"Isaiah was a hardworking individual. He was determined," Roshawn Jones told 7 Action News. "He was strong. He was a great father."

Isiah Jones was a 2016 Golden Gloves National Champion who leaves behind two kids.

"I was trying to get him for the last 30 days to come down (to Toledo) to the gym and start training at the gym, so he could isolate himself from his friends and that type of negative energy that was in Detroit at the time," Roshawn Jones said.

"People aren't perfect in life, but when they are fighting demons, sometimes the demons take over. Whether it's their friends they're involved with, family they're involved with, they just can't overcome those obstacles."

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DeMario Jackson, who starred in "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise", is accused of sexually assaulting two more women.

According to a lawsuit, obtained by Pop Culture, the two women claim Jackson, 35, lured them into a false sense of security before raping them.

The women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, claim Jackson used his celebrity status to romance them before sexually assaulting them in 2018 and 2020.

Prosecutors declined to press charges against Jackson in Jane Doe 1's case due to insufficient evidence. The investigation into Jane Doe 2's allegations was also dropped. The two women eventually retained the same lawyer by coincidence.

According to TMZ, the women are seeking unspecified damages for sexual assault, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Jackson was previously investigated for allegations of misconduct during a Bachelor in Paradise scandal in 2017.

At the time, Jackson claimed he thought producers wanted him to have sex with a contestant to add "realism" to the scene.

Jackson's friends told TMZ that the show's producers may have coerced Jackson to add a little realism by having sex with Corinne Olympios in an unscripted scene.

Jackson told producers he thought the sexual encounter was completely consensual -- especially since a cameraman was right there filming.

Bachelor in Paradise was canceled as a result of the scandal.

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Surveillance video that surfaced online shows the events leading up to the shooting incident involving Ludacris' manager Chaka Zulu.

Chaka, 52, and two other men were shot during a scuffle outside Chaka's restaurant and lounge in Buckhead on June 26.

Artez Benton, 23, was killed when Chaka allegedly discharged his weapon in self-defense.

IG blogger Shanae Hall posted the surveillance video on her Instagram page.

The Fulton County prosecutor's office charged Chaka with murder and other crimes on Sept. 13. No one else was charged.

Hall says Chaka was attacked by five men who waited for him outside his Apt 4B restaurant. Sources say the men were refused entry to the restaurant, where reservations are required to get in.

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The video shows Chaka's hands around a man's neck (first circle). Hall says Chaka was restraining the guy to prevent him from pulling his gun.

As Chaka restrained the guy, another man approached Chaka from behind and sucker punched him. Then all 5 men began stomping him. The video doesn't show the shooting.

The video aligns with what Chaka's attorney, Gabe Banks, told Channel 2 Action News in a statement.

Hall writes in the video caption:

"I pray that @atlantapolice and @fultoncountyda can see that they made a mistake! Men lie woman lie, the footage doesn't lie! Chaka Zulu was trying to prevent the situation from escalating, and the four men decided viciously attack him.

Artez Benton, the young college graduate that was shot by Chaka can be seen straddled over Chaka punching him in the face, while the other men stomped him in the head and kicked him.

HOW CAN HE BE CHARGED WITH MURDER WHEN HE WAS BEING ATTACKED & shot in the back by the big guy in the video? HOW??"

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A former Virginia state employee will spend nearly 6 years in prison for stealing $1.8 million in COVID relief funds.

According to the DOJ website, Sadie Mitchell was sentenced Monday to 70 months in prison for defrauding the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

Mitchell, 30, submitted 5 PPP applications, containing false statements, to a bank that approved the applications.

Prosecutors say she filed for $1 million in PPP loans using victims' personal identifying information that she obtained from her job as a state government employee.

With the assistance of her co-conspirator, Mitchell filed at least 20 fraudulent unemployment applications using the personal identifying information of prison inmates.

Mitchell's co-conspirator, Lamar Jones, was fatally shot in December 2021.

Mitchell falsely claimed she owned businesses that were in operation on February 15, 2020. She exaggerated her business income and the number of employees who worked for her.

She is accused of accepting PPP loans for businesses that had no customers or employees.

She reportedly used the stolen funds to purchase luxury goods, including gold and diamond jewelry, luxury handbags, shoes and designer clothing for herself, federal prosecutors said.

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Arrest warrants provide more details into the shooting incident involving Ludacris' longtime manager, Chaka Zulu, that left another man dead in June.

According to warrants obtained by Channel 2 Action News, Chaka Zulu, real name Ahmed Obafemi, was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of firearm during commission of a felony and simple battery.

Zulu, 52, voluntarily turned himself in on Sept. 13 after learning of the arrest warrants.

In separate interviews with police, Zulu claimed he fired his gun in self-defense when he was attacked in the parking lot of his restaurant and lounge in Buckhead on June 26.

Prosecutors say Zulu "knowingly and intentionally did commit the offense of murder, shooting Mr. Artez Benton in the chest with a firearm".

Benton was pronounced dead at the scene. His family retained high-power attorney Steve Sadow to represent them.

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Celebrities including Keri Hilson (pictured with Chaka); Bow Wow, Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes, Tyrese Gibson, Kandi Burruss, and former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed were among hundreds showing support for Zulu on social media.

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Strangely silent is La La Anthony (pictured with Chaka) who reportedly was at Chaka's restaurant the night of the shooting. According to rumors, the fight was over La La, who is a longtime friend of Chaka Zulu's.

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Chaka Zulu and his son are pictured with the late rapper Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur at the grand opening of The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 2005.

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Ludacris' longtime manager Chaka Zulu (R) has been arrested on murder charges stemming from a shooting at an Atlanta nightclub on June 26.

WSB-TV reporter Michael Seiden broke the news in a tweet on Saturday.
 
RELATED: Ludacris' Manager Chaka Zulu Critically Wounded
 

Zulu and two other men were shot during a dispute at Apt4b, a Caribbean restaurant and bar Zulu owns in Buckhead.

Police say Zulu exchanged gunfire with another man. During the shootout, a stray bullet from Zulu's gun struck Artez Benton, 23, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Benton's grieving family retained high-powered attorney Steve Sadow.

Zulu, whose real name is Ahmed Obafemi, was hospitalized in critical condition. He was eventually discharged from the hospital and turned himself in to police on September 13.

He was booked into the Fulton County Jail and bonded out the same day.

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Zulu is also charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and simple battery, according to jail records.

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Mr. Chaka Zulu, a beloved son of the City of Atlanta, is disappointed in the Atlanta Police Department’s decision to bring charges against him surrounding the shooting that occurred in June 2022.

Update: Attorney Gabe Banks, legal counsel for Chaka Zulu, released a statement to Channel 2 Action News:

"A close review of all of the evidence, including the surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveals that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least four (4) individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched, and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless posture. Mr. Zulu was shot in the back during the shooting and nearly lost his life, and is still recovering from the nearly fatal injuries he sustained that evening.

Mr. Zulu was at his place of business that night and had every right to defend himself. In an attempt to save his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense, a weapon that he is licensed to carry. Mr. Zulu fully cooperated with law enforcement officials and their investigation, and voluntarily turned himself in once he learned of the arrest warrants. Mr. Zulu remains confident that his named will be cleared of all charges through the judicial process. It is not lost on Mr. Zulu that someone lost his life, but had Mr. Zulu not lawfully defended himself, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that night."

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A$AP Rocky claims he is being extorted for $1 million by a former friend who claims he shot at him last year.

The 33-year-old rapper denies firing shots at A$AP Relli last November.

His lawyer Joe Tacopina told TMZ on Friday: "Rocky didn't commit a crime."

"It was an extortion attempt by a former associate, who threatened to make false criminal accusations if Rocky didn't pay him," Tacopina said.

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Rocky's baby mama, Rihanna (right), was the one being extorted, since Rocky doesn't have $1 million cash.

Rocky was charged with two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. He faces up to four years in jail on each charge if he's convicted.

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Relli claims he got into an argument with Rocky on the night of November 6, and Rocky fired multiple shots at him. Relli says his hand was hit by bullet fragments.

But Tacopina claims he has eyewitnesses who swear Relli wasn't hit by bullet fragments because no gun was fired.

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Tacopina told TMZ that he has two eyewitnesses who backed up Rocky's claims that shots were not even fired at Relli.

"What will become abundantly clear in the upcoming months, based on facts and evidence, is that Rocky is innocent of these charges," he said.

During a hearing on Friday, the judge continued a protective order against Rocky. But he ordered Relli not to attack or harass Rocky and to stay 100 yards away from him - because Rocky's life "is also in danger."

Rocky is free on $550,000 bond and his pre-trial hearing is set for November 2.

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A St. Louis jury deliberated 17 hours before finding Tim Norman (left) guilty on all counts in his murder-for-hire trial on Friday.

Norman, 43, of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged with masterminding the death of his nephew, 21-year-old Andre Montgomery (right) on March 14, 2016.

The "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" reality TV star was charged with conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire resulting in death and mail fraud.

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Three others, including former stripper Terica Ellis, pleaded guilty for their roles in the murder, according to KSDK.

Norman allegedly took out a life insurance policy on Montgomery for $450,000 in 2014. Prosecutors say he had hoped to collect the life insurance to pay off his IRS debt.

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"He is the architect of this plan, causing, encouraging and aiding this scheme," Assistant U.S. Attorney Gwendolyn Caroll told the jury.

Norman took the witness stand in his own defense on Thursday. He cried and told the jury he mentored many children, including his nephew.

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Norman is the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery. The victim was Miss Robbie's grandson.

Both Norman and Andre Montgomery appeared in episodes of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's.

Miss Robbie sued Norman in 2016, claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie's restaurants was copyright infringement.

Norman's sentencing is set for December 15.

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Cardi B is being canceled after she admitted paying $5,000 to have two female bartenders assaulted in 2018.

Cardi B pled guilty to two misdemeanor assault charges on Thursday. She was ordered to perform just 15 hours of community service.

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Industry insiders are shocked that a convicted felon with known gang affiliations walked free with only 15 hours of community service after paying to have two Black women assaulted.

The two victims, who are sisters, told police the Bronx rapper sent her goons to assault them while they served drinks at a Queens, NY strip club in 2018.

According to the two siblings, Cardi B was furious because her cheating husband, Offset, slept with one of the women.

Black Twitter dragged Cardi B by her edges after she pled guilty to assault and accepted a plea deal on Thursday.

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"Cardi b has no allegiance to women," one Twitter user wrote.

Another person said Cardi B "Belongs in prison but won't see any punishment."

A third person tweeted: "Don't worry, though, she will never see the inside of a jail for drugging and robbing (and possibly raping) men. She'll still be considered a hero for that."

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A security guard for Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles says he may have been the last person rapper PnB Rock saw before he died.

Police say PnB Rock was shot during an armed robbery while eating lunch with his girlfriend at the restaurant on Main and W. Manchester Avenue in South Central L.A. around 1:20 p.m. Monday.
 
RELATED: LAPD Chief: Instagram Post May Have Led to PnB Rock’s Killing
 
Police say the 30-year-old rapper was shot multiple times by a gunman who demanded his jewelry.

A writer for the Rolling Stone magazine spoke with a security guard who is seen in a gruesome cell phone video rendering first aid to Rock after the shooting.

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The security guard said he took Rock's girlfriend's phone to call 911 because she was too hysterical to make the call.

"She was screaming and didn't know what to do," he said. "The robbery happened fast. They took some items. He had multiple chains on."

The security guard said he urged the Philadelphia rapper to control his apparent cheyne-stokes breathing.

"I was telling him, 'Be calm, be calm, get control of your breathing," he said. "And then his breathing declined. It went all the way down. I think he was gone. He was just gone."

The security guard said he did not get a good look at the suspects.

"It was a blur. I had my glasses off. God put me in a position to not see shit."

Meanwhile, Rock's girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang deleted her Instagram page amid accusations that she caused his death by dropping his location in an Instagram post.

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The Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles in South Central Los Angeles reopened for business 24 hours after rapper PnB Rock bled out on the floor from gunshot wounds.

Police say PnB Rock, real name Rakim Allen, was fatally shot while eating lunch with his girlfriend at the restaurant on Main and W. Manchester Avenue around 1:20 p.m. Monday.

Police say the 30-year-old rapper was approached by a lone gunman who demanded his expensive jewelry.

Words were exchanged and the gunman opened fire before robbing the victim and his girlfriend. The suspect fled the restaurant through a side door and hopped into a waiting vehicle.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said police are investigating whether the gunman was tipped off to Rock's location by an Instagram post.

Police said the gunman arrived in a vehicle moments after Rock's girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang dropped their location in an Instagram photo of her plate of uneaten chicken and waffles.

"While they were eating, at least one suspect approached them with a firearm and demanded the victim's property," LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told reporters at a press conference Tuesday. "At this point there was some sort of verbal exchange, we were not able to obtain audio in the investigation. Then, the suspect shot the victim several times. The victim then fell to the ground and the suspect took some items from the victim."

A restaurant employee tried to administer aid to the dying rapper.

"I ran in to see what was going on and this dude got shot three times in the chest," he said. "I start putting pressure on the hole that was closest to where I thought it would kill him. I did the same thing on the chest."

Rock was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A week before he passed, Rock spoke with Instagram blogger DJ Akademiks about armed robberies by brazen gunmen in Los Angeles, which is soft on crime.

"It's so common," Rock said, before describing a botched robbery attempt for his jewels. "I never got robbed. Ever in my life."

"I ain't gonna say never. I don't like saying 'never.' I'm not superstitious, but I haven't been robbed... I'm not gonna put myself in those situations because I know what happens in those situations," he said.

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Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said an Instagram post may have led a gunman to the location of aspiring rapper PnB Rock.

The 30-year-old was robbed and fatally shot while eating lunch with his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, at the Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles on Main and Manchester in South Los Angeles just after 1:15 p.m. on Monday.

Chief Moore said the gunman approached Rock and demanded his jewelry soon after the rapper's girlfriend tagged their location in a since-deleted Instagram photo. He was shot multiple times and died at a local hospital. Sibounheuang was also robbed but uninjured.

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He "was with his family — with his girlfriend or some kind of friend of his — and as they're there, enjoying a simple meal, [he] was brutally attacked by an individual who apparently [came] to the location after a social media posting," Moore said.

Sibounheuang is the mother of one of Rock's two daughters. He reportedly chastised her in the past for sharing their location on social media.

Chief Moore said police are investigating whether his girlfriend's IG post led to the shooting. Moore said Rock was targeted for his gaudy jewelry. The gunman is still at large.

A coalition of civil rights leaders asked the city of Los Angeles to offer a reward leading to the arrest of the gunman

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"It's critical that our community and its leadership not accept the cold-blooded murder of Rapper PnB Rock who was murdered in front of his children and their mother," Najee Ali, Director of Project Islamic Hope, said at a press conference on Tuesday.

"We can't allow these types of crimes to continue with indifference as if this is normal and it's nothing we can do about it. We can do something about it. We can cooperate with law enforcement and turn the killers in."

So far, police have no leads in the case.

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Rapper PNB Rock was fatally shot by an armed robber inside a Los Angeles Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles restaurant on Monday, Sept. 12.

The aspiring rapper was best known for his 2015 single "Fleek" and 2016 single "Selfish", which peaked at number 51 on Billboard.

The LAPD confirmed to Billboard magazine that a man was fatally shot at the restaurant on Main Street and Manchester Avenue around 1:15 p.m. PT.

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Rock, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, was at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who posted his location in a now-deleted photo on Instagram.

A short while later, an armed robber approached Allen and attempted to rob him of his jewelry before shooting him.

Drill rapper King Yella posted graphic video of the aftermath of the fatal shooting on his YouTube channel.

Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz said the robber fled the fast food eatery after the shooting.

"He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot," Muniz said.

Muniz said the 30-year-old rapper was targeted for his jewelry.

The Philadelphia native told Paper Magazine that he dropped out of high school to pursue a rap career. He said he was inspired to be a rapper after listening to Drake's album Take Care.

Allen's father was murdered when he was three years old. He is survived by two minor daughters.
 

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Los Angeles prosecutors say traveling nurse Nicole Linton's actions were "conscious and deliberate" in the moments before she caused a crash that killed 6 people on August 4.

Linton's lawyer had argued that she suffered an "apparent lapse of consciousness" when she ran a red light and plowed her Mercedes-Benz into cars at an intersection.

The fiery crash killed six people and injured seven others. Among the victims was a pregnant woman and her her 11-month-old son.

According to Linton's attorneys, the Houston nurse was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and struggled to find appropriate mental health treatment for years.

However, analysis of the Mercedes-Benz's on board computer shows Linton floored the gas pedal and reached a top speed of 130 mph before running the red light.

"Further analysis reveals that her speed at impact was in fact 130 mph and that she floored the gas pedal for at least the 5 seconds leading into the crash, going from 122 mph to 130 mph," the prosecutor's office stated in a court filing obtained by the LA Times on Friday.

The court documents stated Linton had "complete control over steering, maintaining the tilt of the steering wheel to keep her car traveling directly toward the crowded intersection."

"This NASCAR-worthy performance flies in the face of the notion that she was unconscious or incapacitated," the prosecutors said.

Her attorneys had asked the court to release Linton into a mental health treatment facility "where she can be monitored and treated for her illness."

Linton remains in jail on a $300,000 bond.