We’re acting a little crazy around here!
Tags: Assad, Assad Gas, Barack Obama, Bashar Assad, Damascus, Obama, President Obama, Putin, Russia, Syria, Syria Gas, United Nations, Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West against taking action in Syria but also stated that Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a United Nations resolution on military strikes if it is proved that Syria used poisonous gas on its own people.
It has been reported that more than 1,400 people died in the August 21 attack outside of Damascus.
From the Associated Press:
In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press and Russia’s state Channel 1 television, Putin said Moscow has provided some components of the S-300 air defense missile system to Syria but has frozen further shipments. He suggested that Russia may sell the potent missile systems elsewhere if Western nations attack Syria without U.N. Security Council backing.
The interview Tuesday night at Putin’s country residence outside the Russian capital was the only one he granted prior to the summit of G-20 nations in St. Petersburg, which opens Thursday. The summit was supposed to concentrate on the global economy but now looks likely to be dominated by the international crisis over allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the country’s civil war.
Tags: Ariel Castro, Ariel Castro Suicide, Castro, Castro Dead, Castro Hanged, Castro Hanging, Castro Prison, Castro Suicide, Hanging
According to numerous reports, Ariel Castro, who was recently convicted on charges related to the capture, imprisonment and rape of three women in Cleveland, has been found hanged in his prison cell.
JoEllen Smith of the Ohio Department of Corrections released the following statement.
Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 pm at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals. Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing life saving measures. Shortly after he was transported to OSUMC where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm. A thorough review of this incident is underway and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.
Tags: Alfonso Medina, Derek Medina, Facebook, Facebook Murder, Jennifer Alfonso, Medina, Medina Alfonso, Miami, Miami Murder, Miami-Dade
Derek Medina, a 31-year-old South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, (and apparently posted a photo of her dead body on his Facebook page) has turned himself into Miami-Dade police.
A Miami man allegedly confessed on Facebook to murdering his wife, and a photo posted on his profile appears to have shown the woman’s dead body. The photo remained on Facebook for more than five hours and was shared more than 150 times before Facebook removed it around 5 p.m. ET Thursday.
From the Miami Herald:
According to Miami-Dade police, Medina shot and killed Alfonso, then drove to the South Miami police station to surrender.
Officers rushed to the townhouse, where they also found Alfonso’s 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. The girl was not injured and emerged wrapped in a blanket.
Medina is being questioned by detectives. So far, no charges have been announced.
Tags: Aaron Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez Gun, Aaron Hernandez Photos, Ernest Wallace, Football, Hernandez, Hernandez Gun, Hernandez Gun Photos, Hernandez Murder, Hernandez Photos, Hernandez Surveillance, National Football League, New England Patriots, NFL, Odin Lloyd, Odin Lloyd Murder, Patriots
The Attleboro District Court has released court documents that include a number of photos taken from home video surveillance at Aaron Hernandez’s home that show him holding what appears to be a handgun the night of the murder.
It’s believed that this could be the weapon that was used to murder Odin Lloyd that night.
While some of the photos are a bit grainy, the two below seem pretty damning to me.
From CBS News:
The image is from Aaron Hernandez’s North Attleboro home and was captured on his own security camera. Police say the images show Hernandez getting out of a silver Nissan with Ernest Wallace.
The photo was taken 10-15 minutes after Odin Lloyd was murdered less than a mile away.
Hernandez appears to have a black handgun in his left hand.
Tags: George Zimmerman, Martin, Trayvon, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Murder, Zimmerman, Zimmerman Car Accident, ZImmerman Case, Zimmerman Family, Zimmerman Resuce, Zimmerman Trial, Zimmerman Verdict
According to local police, George Zimmerman, who has been relegated to hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged from seclusion last week to help rescue a Florida family that had been trapped in an overturned vehicle.
From NBC News:
The incident occurred on July 17 in Sanford, Fla., near the intersection of Interstate 4 and State Road 46, officials confirmed to NBC News. The rescue was first reported by ABC News.
Zimmerman and another man were assisting a family of four when officers with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene of the accident. A blue Ford Explorer had traveled off the road and rolled over and caught fire, according to officials.
Zimmerman and the other man were helping the two children and their parents get out of the overturned vehicle, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said. The former neighborhood watch volunteer left the scene after making contact with police and did not witness the crash.
Tags: Don West, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin Verdict, Zimmerman, Zimmerman Not Guilty, Zimmerman Verdict
A Florida jury has acquitted George Zimmerman on all charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. The jury, which had been sequestered since June 24, deliberated for more than 16 hours over two days before coming to the decision.
From NBC News:
The verdict was returned by a jury of six women who worked into the night on their second day of deliberations. They also had the option of convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder or of the lesser crime of manslaughter.
Zimmerman was expressionless as the verdict was read, then turned to shake the hand of one of his lawyers. In the courtroom, his family held hands across a row and cried.
“I think the prosecution of George Zimmerman was disgraceful,” defense attorney Don West said. “As happy as I am for George Zimmerman, I’m thrilled that this jury kept this tragedy from becoming a travesty. For that, we are eternally grateful.”