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Music producer Metro Boomin is mourning the loss of his mother Leslie Joanne Wayne. She was fatally shot by her husband, who then killed himself in a murder-suicide.

Police found Leslie's body outside of the Atlanta area on Friday night, TMZ reported. She was killed by her husband, not Metro's father, who then turned the gun on himself.

Fans and friends sent messages of support to the producer on social media. Fellow producer and rapper, Mike WiLL Made-It wrote: "Prayers for my brother @MetroBoomin."

In a sit-down interview with The FADER in 2016, Metro Boomin said his mother was his biggest inspiration.

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"My name is Leland Tyler Wayne. My mom wanted to give me a name where, no matter what I wanted to do, I'd be able to do it. An astronaut. President. Whatever. Leland Wayne."

He said she drove him 17 hours from their home in St. Louis to Atlanta so he could make beats for rapper OJ Da Juiceman.

In the same interview, Leslie said the absence of Metro's father is what caused her to strongly support his musical aspirations. "I knew that he was hurting so much, which is part of what made me support him so much in the music."

Metro's hip-hop career took off after he produced rapper Future's hit single "Karate Chop" which led to more work with bold name rapper Gucci Mane and, later, Drake, Kanye West, Young Thug, Migos, 21 Savage, and more.

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Florida rapper J $tash reportedly shot a mother-of-three in front of her children before taking his own life.

According to KTLA-TV, the aspiring rapper, real name Justin Joseph, fatally shot 27-year-old Jeanette Gallegos in front of her three children following an argument.

Officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence call from a residence early Saturday morning. They arrived at the residence in Temple City, outside of LA, where they discovered the bodies.

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Gallegos was shot multiple times and pronounced dead. Joseph died from a single gunshot to the head. Police say he moved from New York and was staying at the home with Gallegos and her sons for two months. Police say he is not the father of the boys, ages 5, 7 and 11.

"Right now, the evidence at the scene and the preliminary information we have from the children in the home is that it's a murder-suicide," said Lt. Derrick Alfred.

The three boys were removed from the home and placed with family members. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

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Joseph is best known as an associate of rapper Rich the Kid who signed him to his Rich Forever record label.

In an interview with Crack magazine, Joseph described rapper Lil Wayne as his mentor.

"I learned a lot from being around that crowd," he said, "the most important thing being to always be professional and always have a lawyer. That's all I can say."

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A Baltimore man shot and killed his girlfriend and ex-wife in two jurisdictions before taking his own life on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said officers responded to an alarm call shortly after 1:30 p.m. in Federal Hill, and found a rear door kicked in. Inside the residence, they found a 41-year-old woman dead from a gunshot wound.

Police received information about a Facebook Live video in which a man said he shot his girlfriend and was on his way to Howard County, Maryland to kill his ex-wife and take his own life.

"Howard County Police were notified by Baltimore Police that there was a post on social media that indicated the suspect's intention to come to Howard County," said Sherry Llewellyn, a spokeswoman for Howard County Police.

By the time officers arrived at an apartment in the 7300 block of Eden Brook Drive in Columbia just after 2 p.m., the suspect had killed his ex-wife and himself, Llewellyn said.

In a Facebook Live video, the man calmly explained what drove him to shoot his ex-girlfriend earlier.

"Anyway, I just did something crazy, man. I just shot my ex-girlfriend in the head yo," he said. "It felt like a dream. I never thought I would be that guy. I can't go to prison, so the person that really started my depression and all of this is my ex-wife. So, she next. And then I'm going to do myself too."

His confession was a cautionary tale about the risks involved when women play with a man's emotions.

"I just wanted to say this to people," he continued, "don't play with people's emotions. Don't lie on these men. Oh, here's my ex-wife right here."

Just then, his ex-wife opened the back door and poked her head out before slamming the door shut.

"Oh nah nah, today is the day," he said as the video ends.
 

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Christian couple Ronnell Burns and Keianna Burns were found dead from gunshot wounds inside their Sandy Springs, Ga. home.

Sandy Springs police say Keianna Burns, 44, fatally shot her 46-year-old husband Ronnell Burns before turning the gun on herself on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Sgt. Salvador Ortega of the Sandy Springs Police Department told The Christian Post, "a wife shot and killed her husband and subsequently committed suicide."

He added: "No one else was present at the home when this incident happened."

Keianna Burns committed murder-suicide weeks after asking her Facebook friends to pray for her.

She was a successful businesswomen who owned Kritique Designs Beauty & Barber Salon in St. Louis. She and Ronnell had eight children from previous relationships, according to VOP News STL.

The couple moved to Atlanta, Ga. a few months ago to expand their ministry. However, she told Facebook friends she was having difficulty adjusting to her new life in Georgia.

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In a Facebook Live post, she said:

"I just felt the need to just hop on here and kinda talk about life changes. For those that don't know, about five, six months ago, my husband and myself we moved to Atlanta to expand our business. Still have the beauty and barber salon in St. Louis Missouri, but we did come here to expand."

Keianna suggested she was struggling with mental health issues.

"But look, y'all. I'm telling you if you don't stay prayed up and you don't keep faith, things can swivel in and take you out. I'm telling you guys like ... the transition, it wasn't necessarily a smooth one. It wasn't horrible but it was something that we chose to do."

She continued:

"When you come to a new state or city and you're trying to learn people and you're trying to learn the things that they do they could be challenging. And coming here with our kids, it’s just us and our kids ...

"Right now my husband is at a retreat. I stayed back because we have our children here. However, I just hopped on here because you have to be prepared for life changes no matter what it is that is taking place. I'm trying to encourage someone because things in your life can change for the good or the bad overnight literally. And if you don't feel like you are a strong enough individual, some things may take you out."

She concluded:

"You guys, I'm asking you one thing 'cause I really need it right now. I need prayer. I need strength, I need love. I do. Stay encouraged. I'm gonna go in my home. Go in my little prayer room. I'ma talk to God. Y'all pray for me and I promise, I'ma keep praying for everybody else that need encouragement."

Ronnell Burns is best known for his appearance on "Divorce Court" with his ex-wife Avis Burns who claimed he cheated on her and ruined her credit. He also accused his ex-wife of cheating on him.
 

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Richmond police are investigating the death of popular Houston Instagram model Jenae Gagnier as a murder-suicide.

Gagnier, 33, had a large following on Instagram.com where she was known as "Miss Mercedes Morr."

Police found Gagnier's body while responding to a welfare check call at her home at Cortland Apartments on Sunday, according to ABC13.

A man's body was also found inside the apartment. Police identified the man as 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto. They say there was no known relationship between Gagnier and Accorto.

However, Gagnier's family said Accorto was stalking her, according to Heavy.com.

Gagnier's sister, London, wrote on Instagram: "She wasn't robbed. It was just a stalker from outta state who'd BEEN stalking her."

According to the Richmond County medical examiner, Gagnier was strangled to death while Accorto died from multiple self-inflicted "sharp force trauma" injuries.

Gagnier had a large following on OnlyFans, where she sold memberships for $10/month.

She also had 2.6 million followers on her @missmercedesmorr Instagram page, where she modeled Fashion Nova outfits in exchange for a fee.

"A body to die for," wrote one IG follower in a comment on Tuesday.

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OnlyFans users are mourning the death of Instagram model Jenae Gagnier, also known as Mercedes Morr.

BuzzFeed reports Gagnier was found dead Sunday in Richmond, Texas, in a suspected murder-suicide.

Richmond police found Gagnier's body while responding to a call to conduct a welfare check at Cortland Apartments.

A man's body was also found near Gagnier's body. Police say there was no known relationship between Gagnier and the man who was not identified.

Gagnier's close friend, Htown Ciara, thanked IG friends for "all the prayers and calls in regards to Mercedes" while adding that her "parents are asking that you respect the family."

"We know everyone is concerned. We will update when all the information is confirmed," she added.

Morr, who had 2.7 million Instagram followers, was a star on OnlyFans, where she charged members $10/month for subscriptions.

Like most successful IG models, the 33-year-old Houston native underwent a series of surgeries to boost her online profile.

Thanks to her surgeon, Morr was well on her way to Internet stardom before her life was senselessly cut short.

FYI: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Mercedes Morr was killed in an armed robbery.

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A man killed his new wife, their one-year-old daughter, and himself in a double murder-suicide after she won $2 million in the California lottery.

The family lawyer said the $2 million payout was a "source of conflict" in John Donato and Tiffani Hill's brief marriage.

Authorities said Hill, 31, was a victim of domestic violence. She was living in California in November 2020 when she won $2 million from a scratch off ticket.

A few months later, she married Donato and the family moved to Oklahoma.

Police say Donato, 42, fatally shot Hill and their daughter, 23-month-old daughter, Leanne Donato, before turning the gun on himself at their new home in Calera, Oklahoma on July 30.

Hill's three older children, ages 7, 9 and 11, were in the home when the murder-suicide occurred but they were unharmed.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the double murder-suicide because it took place on tribal land. Hill was a registered member of the Choctaw Nation, according to SFgate.com.

Hill's sister, Jamie Kern, created a GoFundMe page to help bring the three surviving children back home to California.

Hill's lottery winnings will be placed in a trust for the surviving children.


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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."

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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.

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A dispute between neighbors over shoveled snow ended in a murder-suicide in Plains Township, Pennsylvania.

Surveillance video shows James Goy, 50, and Lisa Goy, 48, shouting obscenities at neighbor, Jeffrey Spaide, 47, who objected when they apparently shoveled snow into his yard.

As the argument escalated, the Goys threatened Spaide if he set foot in their yard. Surveillance shows Spaide shoot the stunned couple with a handgun.

James Goy ran toward his home, screaming, "Call the cops! He shot me!"

The footage shows Spaide stand over Lisa Goy and shoot her twice at close range, as she yelled "You f***er, you!"

Spaide went back to his house, as neighbors emerged from their homes to help the couple.

Spaide then returned with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. "You should have kept your f***ing mouth shut," he said before shooting Lisa Goy in the head at close range.

Spaide then shot James Goy to death before going back to his house and using another rifle to kill himself.

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A Bridgeton, Mo. woman and her 2-year-old daughter who were reported missing last week were found dead in a vehicle parked near an apartment complex in North St. Louis.

Police found the bodies of Kanisha Richardson, 37, and two-year-old Ava Richardson inside a maroon 2014 GMC Terrain just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The two were reported missing on Wednesday, Jan. 13 -- two days after Richardson made suicidal statements on Facebook.

The two were seen at Chuck E. Cheese's at the South County Center in Mehlville, Mo. on Jan. 11. They were last seen alive at a Chick-Fil-A at 12450 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton on Jan. 12, according to KSDK News. Based on witness sightings, police initially believed they were headed to Florida.

No cause of death was released, but police said Richardson may have been armed with a handgun and that she and the toddler were endangered persons.

Alea Turner, Ava's stepmother, launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for her stepdaughter's funeral expenses. The child's biological father is unknown.

"On January 11th My Wife and Daughter went missing. January 16th we found out that Kanisha and Ava were gone," Turner wrote on GoFundMe.

"My babies are no longer here to laugh with, argue with, make new memories, or grow. I won't hear 'mommy ima be a lady like you' or 'I'm getting big like my sis sis'. I won’t hear Kani obsess about IHOP coffee or laughing at all her new style stunts. I'm breaking down. No ones prepared for one burial let alone two. Nobody should ever have to bury a child. No one should have to know what it feels like to bury a sister. Anything helps Please help me bury them."

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Tonisha Lashay Barker jumped from a Tennessee highway overpass with her toddler son in her arms. Police say Barker, 26, and her 21-month-old son Jonathan Jones were killed.

The tragedy began when deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Department received 911 calls about a woman who had attempted to crash her car into a gas pump at a Shell gas station on Law Road.

Witnesses say the female driver got out of the car with a small child and walked toward the nearby Interstate 40 overpass.

A few minutes later, another 911 caller said his truck was hit by a "large object" that had fallen from the bridge.

Authorities found the bodies of Barker and her son in a ditch near Exit 93.

Sheriff's spokesman Tom Maples told WKRN investigators are trying to determine a motive for the murder-suicide.

Barker's grandmother said she had been depressed for days. Her job at a Covid-19 testing site had ended last month.

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A SWAT team rescued three children from a Florida home after their father killed his wife and mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself.

The murder-suicide occurred on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. at a home in Tamarac, about 40 miles north of Miami.

Police say Clody Sylverne, 39, shot his wife, Benouchka, and her 65-year-old mother, before killing himself.

Police responding to a 911 call found Sylverne and Benouchka dead on a bedroom floor. Her mother was airlifted to a local hospital, where she died.

The couple's children -- ages 4, 8 and 11 -- were found hiding in a bedroom closet, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

A SWAT team helped the kids escape through a bedroom window, WSVN-TV reports.

The children were examined a hospital, where they met with victim advocates and treatment specialists. They remain in state custody.

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More details are emerging about the Waldorf, Maryland housewife who fatally shot her detective husband, who reportedly cheated on her with a co-worker.

Christina Francis, 41, reportedly shot and killed her husband, D.C. detective Timothy Francis, 50, before killing herself.

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The violence occurred hours after Christina (left) posted the couple's wedding videos and photos on Facebook.

Timothy was reportedly cheating on his wife with a 23-year-old police officer and single mom named Celeste P.

Most workplaces have strict rules about fraternization and office romances. But Timothy and Celeste appeared to flaunt their relationship openly, forcing Christina to endure humiliation and heartbreak in her final days.

Celeste shamelessly shared images of her illicit affair with Timothy on social media under the username @Jacelmommy. In one photo, the two are seen kissing. Celeste made her Instagram page private following the public backlash.

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On her Instagram account Celeste celebrated her relationship with her co-worker after the news of his death, leading one IG user to admonish her: "Wasn't he married? Show some respect to his kids."

Christina Francis, who dated Timothy Francis for 3 years before marrying him in 2017, dropped hints of her husband's betrayal in her Facebook posts.

In posts that were riddled with typos she appeared distraught over her broken marriage and she expressed her love for her 2 children:

"This day meant everything to me. This marriage was put together for a great reason, couldn't more confident and stayed forever not giving up. I love young what we had together. U you all I ever NEEDED. YOU AND I BELONGED TOGETHER AND ALWAYS. We had 6 years of experience and memories that should have taken presence over everything we dd but he got lost I petty sh*t you believed was a mistake."

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Timothy had at least one grown daughter around the same age as his mistress.
 

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A Waldorf, Maryland housewife shot and killed her police detective husband in an apparent murder-suicide Friday evening.

Police say Christina Francis, 41, fatally shot Timothy Francis, 50, before turning the gun on herself in a murder-suicide that shocked neighbors on their quiet suburban street.

WUSA9 reports Charles County detectives responded to a 911 call around 6 p.m. on the 3300 block of Marylea Court after Christina's father found the bodies. He told police he tried to reach her by phone all day and when he didn't hear from her, he went to the home and discovered the bodies.

According to WUSA9, a neighbor who lives a few houses down saw Christina shortly before the incident.

"She had just walked past me walking her dog... and an hour and a half later, we heard the police sirens," Delancey Praylow III said.

"It's sad because it feels like one of your own family members because we were all tight like that," Praylow said.

"You never know what people go through," said another neighbor, Demetrius Wilson.

Incidents of intimate partner violence (IPV) and stalking against men by women are on the rise, according to a National Family Violence Survey published in 2017.

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.