World Wrestling Entertainment star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been named a person of interest in the mysterious 1983 death of his mistress, Nancy Argentino, who died of traumatic brain injuries after Snuka found her unresponsive in their hotel room.
The case has gone unsolved for more than 30 years, and a grand jury is currently being convened to re-examine the evidence and hopefully bring closure to Argentino's family. Police suspected that Argentino was brutally murdered based upon evidence from the corner who wrote at the time of her death: "Upon viewing the body and speaking to the pathologist, I immediately suspected foul play and so notified the district attorney."
Charges were never brought against anyone in the case, but Snuka was the one to find her body in their hotel room. Argentino was reportedly still alive, according to the Morning Call, and gasping for breath. She also had yellow fluid oozing from her mouth and nose. Snuka called for help, but Argentino died early the next morning. more >>
A 29-year-old Florida man who tricked his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, causing her to miscarry at six weeks, was sentenced on Monday to 13 years and eight months in federal prison.
"I don't believe Mr. Welden's an evil person, but he committed an evil act, and he's going to pay the consequences," said U.S. District Judge Richard Al Lazzara, according to The Tampa Tribune.
John Andrew Welden apologized for tricking his girlfriend at the time, Remee Jo Lee, into taking an abortion pill in May 2013 after finding out that she was pregnant. more >>
A lawyer at a prominent law firm in Washington, D.C., has reportedly left his reputable job to help Utah defend its same-sex marriage ban, citing his strong Mormon faith as the motivation behind his decision.
Gene Schaerr, formerly a partner at the Winston & Strawn legal firm, reportedly sent a firm-wide email to coworkers on Jan. 17 announcing his plans to lead the state in defending its ban on same-sex marriage, which was struck down by a federal judge in December. Schaerr cited his dedication to his faith and family as the reason for his departure.
"I have accepted that position so that I can fulfill what I have come to see as a religious and family duty: defending the constitutionality of traditional marriage in the state where my church is headquartered and where most of my family resides," Schaerr, a Mormon, said in the email, which was reportedly leaked to the Above the Law blog. more >>
The United Methodist Church will review a bishop's decision to support a regional conference's resolution passed in support of same-sex marriage.
The denomination's highest court, the Judicial Council, will review the Desert Southwest Annual Conference's "Marriage Equality Resolution" in April it was announced.
In the recently released docket for the Judicial Council, the reproduced resolution stated that the Conference took a stand in favor of gay marriage, even though the UMC Book of Discipline defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. more >>
Pro-life groups, including activist organization Operation Rescue, are speaking out against the "senseless murder" of a brain-dead pregnant woman and her baby following a court order by a Texas judge on Friday.
"We are grieved that the JPS hospital has removed life support from Marlise Munoz and her baby. As the term 'life support' implies, Marlise's body was alive and supporting a thriving pregnancy at the time support was withdrawn," wrote Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
"It is despicable that dehumanizing and deceptive language was used to refer to Marlise as a 'corpse' and her baby's condition as 'incompatible with life' in order to elicit public support for putting them to death." more >>
In 2012, conservative author Dinesh D'Souza produced an anti-Obama documentary, 2016: Obama's America. The film earned over $33 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing documentary since 1982. The outspoken Christian conservative and bestselling author also released a book that year, Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream.
Previously, in 2008, D'Souza gave Obama's half-brother George $1,000 for a medical emergency when Obama would not respond to George's pleas for help. George lives in a 6 by 10 foot hut in the slums of Kenya, and told D'Souza, "You're the only guy I know I can call." George then appeared in D'Souza's documentary, expressing his disappointment that Obama had not responded to his request for help, "he's supposed to help his family."
It doesn't appear to be a coincidence that the Obama administration is now targeting D'Souza for minor campaign finance violations. Last week he was criminally indicted. But what does this really mean? There is an old saying that a good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and as a former prosecutor, I agree. more >>