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A Missouri woman tracked down her teenage brother's killer, murdered him, then sent her dead brother a text message saying she avenged his death.

Prosecutors say Tityana Coppage, 21, fatally shot 36-year-old Keith Lars in a Kansas City parking lot on January 13.

Coppage is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. She is being held on $200,000 bail.

Police found Lars dead in the back of a grey Toyota near Virginia Avenue and Admiral Boulevard.

Coppage believed Lars was responsible for the murder of her 16-year-old brother, Jayson Ugwuh JR., according to Fox 4 News. Ugwuh was killed while walking home with two friends on January 10.

Police collected 23 spent shell casings from two different guns in the area.

Coppage told police that she met Lars in the area of Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard and followed him to a nearby parking lot.

When they arrived, a black SUV pulled into the lot and parked, but no one exited the vehicle.

She claimed that Lars started shooting at the SUV and that she was also going to shoot at the SUV, but Lars told her to remain in her car.

She said she fired her weapon out of her passenger window and Lars "got in the way" of the gunfire.

Police reviewed Coppage's cell phone and discovered text messages sent to someone she referred to as "Auntie" after the shooting.

Coppage requested more bullets and wrote: "Lol I used to many on bro [sic]."

A text was also sent to her dead brother's cell phone: "sent a Ni**a to my brother I owe em that body [sic]."

Coppage's nine-year-old brother Jayden Ugwuh along with their 8-year-old cousin Montell Ross were killed in 2016 when someone fired more than 20 shots into the family home.

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In the above screenshot, tears roll down Jayson's face as he talked about the deaths of his little brother and cousin in 2016.

Jayson, who was 12 at the time, was asleep in his room when his little brother was struck by a stray bullet.

Jayson Ugwuh Sr., the boys' father, said little Jayden "Didn't even cry, just got hit and ran and laid up under his big brother, you know. Like he knew exactly where to go for comfort."

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The NYPD fugitive squad tracked down a former boxer who fled to the Middle East after he allegedly murdered his daughter.

Kabary Salem was indicted in the murder of his daughter, Ola Salem, 25, on Nov. 5, law enforcement sources told The NY Post.

Ola Salem's body was discovered by a jogger in Bloomingdale Park in October 2019. The body had been dragged through the woods, then covered with leaves.

Ola Salem worked as an advocate for Muslim women who were victims of domestic violence.

The NYPD's Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked Salem all the way to the Middle East. He was arrested and brought back to New York on Friday, the Post reported.

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Salem, 52, is a former professional middleweight boxer from Egypt who fought in the U.S. in the 1990s through early 2000s.

He is notorious for killing one opponent by repeatedly head-butting him in the ring in Sept. 2000. Boxer Randi Carver collapsed after being knocked out in the 10th round, and never regained consciousness.

He died two days later. Salem was not charged in connection with Carver's death.

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Two brothers were shot dead as they sat in a vehicle parked in the driveway of their Fresno, Texas, home, authorities say.

Jonathan Massey, 17, and Devin Massey, 15, were shot dead in a vehicle, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

A third teen who was injured in the shooting was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Witnesses say a group of masked suspects in a car approached the three victims and opened fire. There was an exchange of gunfire at the scene before the suspects fled.

One person was detained at the scene and later released without charges.

"This was just a random act of violence," family friend Rebekah Foley told ABC13. "They had no chance."

Foley said both Jonathan and Devin, who were good friends with her son, were at her house just two hours before the deadly shooting.

"Our children were randomly murdered last night and we would like to ask for prayers and justice," the family said in a statement to KPRC-TV on Sunday.

"It is beyond senseless and cruel to kill our babies under any circumstances. Even more so without rhyme or reason. God is head of our family and Jojo and Devin are now walking streets of gold and wearing wings over us left behind. As parents, we ask for any leads big or small."

A GofundMe page raised $39,000 in donations for funeral expenses.

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A missing wallet led gang members to abduct and murder two women whose bodies were found under a bridge with plastic bags tied over their heads.

Road crews found the bodies of Vanita Richardson, 19, and Truvenia "Bean" Campbell, 31, under a bridge in Rome, Georgia on May 13.

Nine people, including Desmond Brown, 28, and Devin Watts, 36, were arrested and charged in the case. Christopher Pullen and other gang members were also charged with two counts of felony murder each.

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Georgia authorities believe Brown (left) accused the two women of stealing his wallet, which led to the murders. Watts (center) and Pullen (right) are pictured in booking photos.

GBI Special Agent Ghee Wilson testified that Brown accused the women of stealing his wallet after he attended a birthday party. Brown, Watts, Pullen and fellow gang members then lured the women into a car and confronted them about the missing wallet after driving to Alabama, The Rome News-Tribune reported.

The women were killed on the way back to Rome, the News-Tribune reports.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Wilson testified that Brown ordered the women out of the car to search them at gunpoint. He shot Campbell multiple times when she resisted. Her younger sister, a high school student, tried to comply but was shot twice.

The men put their bodies in the trunk of Campbell's car and continued on to Rome, where they dumped the bodies over the bridge like trash.

Pullen, who was riding with Brown, told investigators that Brown's mother eventually called to say she found the wallet behind a TV in the living room.

He said Brown got erratic and pulled out of a drive-through line, cursing. "He said 'I just caught two bodies for nothing,'" Wilson testified.

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Former professional boxer Viviane Obenauf, 34, is suspected of beating her husband to death at their apartment in Switzerland.

Police say Obenauf bludgeoned her husband, Thomas, to death with a blunt object. The 61-year-old died of massive head injuries from a "sustained violent assault."

The couple had only been married since January 2020. They lived in the Swiss town of Interlaken, where she had opened a gym and he owned a restaurant named "Del Alpes," according to The Sun.
 

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Blick news outlet reported Obenauf was arrested in 2016 at a nightclub after she knocked out a man who groped her at a party where she was celebrating her 30th birthday.

Obenauf won three title bouts during her career and held two World Boxing Federation international titles before retiring last year. She won 14 of 20 professional fights.

Domestic violence against men is on the rise, according to a National Family Violence Survey.

A new study reveals that more men were killed by women in 2017 than in the decade prior. The figures aren't in yet for 2018-2020, but the statistics of women killing men are expected to soar.

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A Black Lives Matter activist who led protests calling for justice for Breonna Taylor was, ironically, shot and killed during a carjacking, his mother confirmed.

Hamza "Travis" Nagdy, 21, was shot and killed during a carjacking near the University of Louisville campus before 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, Louisville police say.

In her Facebook post, Nagdy's mother, Christine Muimneach, said that her "Beautiful and intelligent son" had been killed in a carjacking.

About 100 mourners attended a candlelight vigil for Nagdy in Jefferson Square Park on Monday night.

Nagdy led protests for Taylor with his familiar red and white megaphone, calling for police reform and to defund the police.

Taylor was shot and killed by police during a botched raid in March.

Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, who reached a multimillion dollar settlement with the city, paid tribute to Nagdy on Facebook.

"It's somethings I will never understand it's also somethings, I know I'm not suppose to question but I need clarity about 2020," she wrote. "RIP Travis you were amazing and I was honored to have you standing for Bre... Another beautiful soul lost as we continue to fight for justice!!"

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State Rep. Charles Booker, a Democrat, tweeted: "We've suffered a great loss. Travis Nagdy, a young leader committed to the fight for justice, is gone. As we marched for Breonna Taylor, it was often Travis and his megaphone leading the way. A bullet took his breath, but we still hear his voice. Rest in Power, young Brother."

Black and brown men who are killed by Black men are given low priority by Black Lives Matter, a far left organization that stages political protests when Black men are killed by white police.

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Cobb County police have arrested a man who entered his ex-girlfriend's apartment and killed a man sleeping next to her in bed.

Randall Russell, 28, is accused of entering the Sierra Forest apartment on Mableton Parkway in Lithia Springs, Georgia between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to AJC.com.

In an emailed statement to AJC.com, Officer Shenise McDonald said Russell stabbed the man, despite a 911 call reporting a shooting.

The critically injured man was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he died from his injuries, said McDonald said. The suspect's ex-girlfriend witnessed the attack.

Russell was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with murder and aggravated assault, AJC.com reports. He is being held without bail.

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State Troopers who stopped to assist a Virginia man who was involved in a car crash found a decomposing body in his trunk on Sunday.

The dead man in the trunk was identified as aspiring rapper Brian Trotter, 25, who was reported missing last week in Virginia, according to the Miami Herald.

Police arrested Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, 25, and charged him with second-degree murder and illegal transport of human remains across state lines.

Coltrain was driving north on the Palmetto Expressway near Miami Lakes when he lost control of his silver Acura and crashed on the rain-slick highway near Northwest 154th Street.

Troopers who stopped to help Coltrain detected a foul stench coming from the trunk. The car was towed to Hialeah's Westland Mall, where troopers opened the trunk and discovered the body.

Trotter, who went by the stage name "Kent Won't Stop," had been shot to death.

Coltrain initially refused to speak with Miami-Dade homicide detectives. But he was allowed one phone call and investigators listening in on the call heard him apologize to Trotter's sister. He told her the death happened in Triangle, a small town about 30 miles outside Washington, D.C.

Trotter's family and friends had searched for him for days. They reported him missing and posted missing person flyers on social media.

Under Florida law the case will be prosecuted in Miami-Dade County, since the body was found there.

Detectives are trying to determine the motive.

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2 people are in custody facing charges in the shooting death of a Miami pastor. Miami-Dade police arrested Latravia Charm Bell, 20, and Nathaniel Bernard Roberson, 31, in the fatal shooting of Gregory Byrd last month at The Village Flea Market & Mall.

Both suspects confessed to their roles in the murder. They will be charged with first-degree murder, Local 10 News reported.

Another suspect listed on the arrest form, Mikal Norman, is still at large, the news outlet reported.

Byrd, 54, was caught in the crossfire of a shootout in a crowded parking lot as he walked to his vehicle on Sept. 10. He was pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center.

The shootout occurred while two Local 10 News reporters were at the scene working on another story.

Byrd's widow called him a "good family man."

"He was my friend — my best friend, my fishing partner," Dorothy Boyd said in an interview last month. "He was a great man."

Police say the community assisted in the apprehension of the suspects.

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A Texas woman who cut her friend's baby out of her uterus told a state trooper she had just given birth.

Reagan Hancock, 21, died on Friday, Oct. 9, after Taylor Parker, 27, cut her unborn child out of her uterus. Reagan was eight months pregnant and due to deliver a baby girl in November.

During a traffic stop, Parker told a Texas state trooper she had just given birth and she was on her way to the hospital because the baby stopped breathing.

The baby was pale with bluish discoloration around her lips. Parker and the unresponsive baby girl were rushed to a hospital in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, where the baby was pronounced dead.

Family members said Reagan and Parker were friends and Parker had taken photos at Reagan's wedding in Texarkana in September 2019.

Abby Mathis told a reporter that Reagan was worried the baby would come early. "I'm scared she's fixing to come faster. I feel like she's going to be here before November."

Mathis said she told Reagan, "Let's pray she stays in there as long as she can so she's extremely healthy."

Reagan's mother, Jessica Brookes, told The Daily Beast she found her daughter "mortally wounded" in her New Boston home on Friday.

Reagan's grandmother said Reagan was attacked while her 3-year-old daughter, Kynlee, was asleep in her bed.

Brookes said Reagan and her husband, Homer, worked hard. She said Reagan worked at a seafood restaurant right up until her death, even though her ankles were swollen.

"They worked so hard to have what they had," Brookes said. "She never quit working. She didn't call in sick. The only time she missed work was when she had a doctor's appointment."

Brookes said she last spoke to her daughter the night before she died. Reagan had already given her unborn baby a name: Braxlynn.

She said Reagan saw signs that Braxlynn would be born soon; she had a bag already packed for a hospital stay.

"Everybody says you can have memories," Brookes said. "Well, you don't want to just have memories. You want to have your baby. And we never got to meet Braxlynn. We're in pieces. I'd never wish this on anyone."