Detroit teen Renisha McBride was shot in the face, not in the back of the head as previously reported, while on the porch of a house in Dearborn Heights, Mich., where she had gone for help after a car accident, say police. The unidentified homeowner who did it says it was an accident.
"This man's claiming – believed the girl was breaking into the home. And he's also saying the gun discharged accidentally," Lt. James Serwatowski, chief detective, told The Detroit Free Press.
"This girl was not shot in the back of the head while leaving the porch," Serwatowski said "I don't know where the family is getting this. She was shot in the front of the face, near the mouth." more >>
A 19-year-old teenager, who stole a truck that was in his father's care because he refused to buy him cigarettes, was shot dead by police on the campus of Iowa State University after his father called them to teach the troubled teen a lesson.
"He took off with my truck. I call the police, and they kill him," James Comstock told The Des Moines Register on Tuesday. "It was over a damn pack of cigarettes. I wouldn't buy him none. ... And I lose my son for that."
According to the Register, police engaged the man's son, Tyler Comstock of Boone, in a high-speed chase shortly after he reported that the truck, which belonged to a lawn care company, was stolen. more >>
A community is looking for answers after 19-year-old Renisha McBride was shot in the head after seeking the help of residents in what media reports are describing as a predominantly white Detroit suburb following a car crash in the early morning of Nov. 4.
While Dearborn Heights authorities have refused to release details of the investigation, they have "identified the person who fired the shot and killed the woman."
According to her family, McBride was likely forced to go door-to-door because her cell phone had died more >>
A Christian evangelist in Nepal has been murdered by a man who he prayed with for months, who lured him into his home at night and then slit his throat, reports have said.
"You are awakened at 3 am. with an urgent request from an acquaintance – one you've ministered to for months who is in desperate need of prayer for healing and deliverance. What do you do? Nepal evangelist Debalal faithfully arose from his bed and traveled 30-minutes away from his village to the home of 29-year old Kumar," the Indian Christian Activist Network reported, noting that the incident took place in Nepal late in October.
The man, Kumar, had apparently received prayers and fellowship from the evangelist many times before. On the night of the incident, the Christian, identified only as "Debelal," entered the man's house to pray, but was attacked by Kumar with an iron rod, and then slit his throat with a khukuri, a popular Nepali knife with a curved blade. more >>
Some 20,000 child sex predators from 71 countries around the world, including at least 254 identified from the Unites States alone, approached a 10-year-old Filipina girl online in search of sexual stimulation. But the girl isn't real.
She is a computer generated avatar affectionately called "Sweetie" that was used this spring by researchers in an undercover operation by the Dutch chapter of child aid organization Terre des Hommes (TDH) to catch webcam child-sex tourists, according to a report in Canada's Globe and Mail.
Researchers spent two-and-a-half months posing as 10-year-old old Sweetie in public Internet chat rooms, and recorded contact with a diverse group of 20,000 child predators who encouraged the virtual girl to take off her clothes to arouse themselves for pay. more >>