A grieving father struggling to forgive a serial killer who took the life of his devout Christian daughter exploded in an Ohio court Thursday after the killer taunted him.
Just moments after a judge issued a death sentence for Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, 38, on Thursday, Van Terry, the grieving father of 18-year-old Shirellda Terry who Madison murdered, pounced on the killer like a provoked lion ready to eliminate a threat.
A YouTube video of the incident, shows Van Terry approaching the podium and introducing himself to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy McDonnell who had just minutes earlier sentenced Terry to death for the brutal murders of Shirellda and two other women. more >>
A Texas company filed a lawsuit against First Baptist Church in Carrollton last week demanding that the church return more than $200,000 in "blood money" it received from one of their former executives who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for trying to murder his wife.
In the lawsuit cited by the Star-Telegram, the company, Raley Holdings LLC, said the former executive, John Franklin Howard who was convicted and sentenced in 2014, embezzled more than $6 million for himself without their knowledge between 2009 and 2012.
"In August 2012, Howard was arrested for criminal solicitation of capital murder when he hired hit men to kill his wife Nancy," the eight-page complaint states, according to Courthouse News Service. "Luckily Nancy survived the shooting but was left with significant injuries and the loss of an eye after being shot in the head. Howard has subsequently been convicted of attempted murder and is serving a life sentence in the Texas state penitentiary." more >>
After suffering an expletive-laden verbal assault from grassroots activist PFK Boom who bluntly told him to get out of Baltimore last Wednesday, one of the earliest reactions from megachurch Pastor Jamal Bryant was that God has anointed him to serve a generation "reared to eat out of a paper bag."
In a periscope session recorded just a day after his hair-raising encounter with Boom, whose real name is Davon Neverdon, Bryant explained that God told him that sometimes he has to be prepared to serve people who don't know how to behave.
Using table manners to explain his point, Bryant said he was called to serve a generation of people who don't know appropriate etiquette because of their "paper bag" upbringing. more >>
Tyler Perry is known more for creating plays, television shows and films than social commentary.
Still, that didn't stop him from speaking out against former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman who fatally shot 17-year-old black teenager Trayvon Martin near his Sanford, Florida, home in 2012, and was not found guilty. After Zimmerman auctioned off the gun that he used to kill the unarmed black teenager for $138,000, Perry spoke out against the act.
"I don't understand people that are that low, I don't get it, I can't even think that low…I think it would take someone who could do that and profit from it to think that," Perry, who appears in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows," said in a Global Grind interview. "What I do know is this, every bit of darkness that he puts out is going to find its way back into his life." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has denounced feminists in America for failing to speak out against a proposed Pakistani law that would give men the right to beat their wives.
In response to the proposed legislation, Graham wrote Tuesday on Facebook that he believes American feminists are too silent on matters like the Islamic Republic's possible legalization of abuse and violence against women.
Classes were disrupted on Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) after a murder-suicide incident left two killed, a professor and the student gunman, who ended up shooting himself.
Authorities identified one of the fatalities as mechanical and aerospace engineer William S. Klug, a 39-year-old father of two who was known to be a kind and brilliant educator, Los Angeles Times said. His fellow professors described him as a gentle, sweet and nice colleague. more >>