Here’s the latest for Friday, June 17: Third victim dies in Alabama church shooting; Florida refused to distribute COVID-19 shots for kids; British government approves Assange extradition; Scenic Montana highway closed.
A Philadelphia woman remains in critical condition after someone set her on fire in a brutal assault. Police responded to reports of rubbish fire on an East Tioga Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia around 12:36 a.m. on Friday and found a 36-year-old woman who had been set on fire, according to a statement from Philadelphia police to Oxygen.com. Per WPVI-TV, the victim was identified as Alyssa Morales, who had suffered severe burns on more than 60 percent of her body. Medical staff
- Associated Press
A prosecutor has asked a federal judge to sentence Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to 15 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions. Attorneys for Harris are seeking a sentence of six years. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Guzman wrote in a sentencing memo late Wednesday that Harris used “his status as a competitive cheerleader, his social media persona, and eventually his celebrity and money, to persuade and entice his young victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him or with him.”
- Miami Herald
A man looking for his lost rooster made a chilling discovery Tuesday evening, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.
- Miami Herald
Dashcam video captured the tense standoff outside a home.
- Fresno Bee
It’s been eight years of investigating and prosecuting since the Hells Angels murder took place in Fresno.
A California man who was arrested for allegedly torturing and disfiguring a woman earlier this month has been identified as a former police officer. Peter Anthony McGuire, 59, was arrested on June 11 for the false imprisonment of a young woman, who he allegedly kept captive while sexually and physically abusing her over the course of several months, the Chino Hills Police Department said in a press release. He was charged with kidnapping, torture, aggravated mayhem, rape, false imprisonment and
After being found 37 years ago, this homemaker has finally identified the remains of this victim.
Glenn Hirsch, the Queens man accused of fatally shooting food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, has reportedly raised $500,000 to get himself out of jail as early as next week. An investigation revealed that the Great Wall patron had been involved in a series of disturbing encounters with the restaurant’s staff, which allegedly stemmed from a duck sauce dispute last November. At the time, Hirsch reportedly asked for more duck sauce after already taking an entire bin.
- Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer
Jaret Wright was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. Before he begins probation, he has to successfully complete sex offender treatment.
How about that for a plot twist?
A registered sex offender has now been arrested and charged in connection to a horrifying incident in Dyersburg, Tennessee, according to the Dyersburg Police Department.
- Charlotte Observer
The customer had thrown a drink at the manager, according to police.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A Dallas County jury has awarded $375 million in compensatory damages against Spectrum/Charter Communications related to the 2019 murder of a woman in her Irving home.
- Myrtle Beach Sun News
‘You have revealed yourself to be a monster,’ U.S. District Court judge told ringleader at Florence sentencing hearing. An Horry County conspirator got 22 years.
A suspect who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Vermont woman in Texas sold her Jeep for $12,200 before fleeing the state on a flight out of Austin, just days after the alleged murder, authorities said.
- Shreveport Times | The Times
Casey LaCaze-Lachney posted a TikTok video after receiving a public indecency charge and the video quickly went viral gaining over 2.6 million views.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/HandoutA Texas woman accused of fatally shooting a rising professional cyclist after becoming enraged over a relationship the woman previously had with her live-in boyfriend sold her Jeep to a local car dealership before going on the lam, authorities said Thursday. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, the amateur cyclist and yoga teacher who has been missing for more than a month, is facing charges for the May 11 killing of 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson, a Vermont nati
- Miami Herald
In the three years after she was tackled by a Miami-Dade police officer and wrongfully arrested, Dyma Loving says the presence of anyone with a badge has left her shaken.
FBI agents have arrested a Filipino American teacher in O‘ahu, Hawaii, and charged him with distribution of child pornography. Alden Bunag, 33, was served search warrants at his home and on his person. “The sexual abuse of children – a reprehensible crime – is especially exploitative when committed by a teacher against a minor student victim,” U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii Clare E. Connors said in a news release.
A man is facing multiple charges after police say he raped a woman and forced her into prostitution in Pittsburgh.