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 >>
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A New Mexico man has filed a damning lawsuit against local police and a medical establishment after he was reluctantly dragged through a hellish 14-hours of multiple anal cavity searches because police felt he was hiding drugs when he appeared to clench his buttocks during a routine traffic stop.
According to a recent investigation conducted by KOB 4 TV, a review of David Eckhert's medical records, police reports and information contained in a federal lawsuit, officers with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, the City of Deming and medical personnel at the Gila Regional Medical Center all made questionable decisions that contributed to his violent humiliation. more >>
A 50-year-old Florida mother was arrested and jailed last Thursday for allegedly pimping her three teenage daughters in a family run prostitution ring.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Paula Howard, of St. Cloud Fla., allegedly served as the madam for her three daughters aged, 16, 17 and 18 in the West U.S. Highway 192 prostitution ring.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Howard approached an undercover detective posing as a "John" in front of a bus stop at about 2:30 p.m., Thursday, and made arrangements for him to have sex with one of her daughters. more >>
Former Ku Klux Klansman and Baptist preacher Edgar Ray Killen lost his appeal to the Supreme Court, who upheld the guilty verdict for the three murders of civil rights workers. Killen was convicted of manslaughter in 2005 and sentenced to 60 years in a Mississippi prison, where he will likely spend the rest of his life, given that he is currently 88 years old.
"We, as a family, are very pleased with that rejection and we were rather surprised that the appeal was even being considered," Rev. Julia Chaney Moss, the sister of one of the victims, told CBS News. "I wish the best for Mr. Killen and his family, whatever that can be."
Killen allegedly killed Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman in 1964. The three men, in Mississippi as part of the civil rights movement, disappeared on June 21, 1965 and were later found dead and buried on a nearby farm. Killen was charged with the murders and found guilty of manslaughter; the story led to the famous movie, "Mississippi Burning," which was based on Killen's trial. more >>