Teen Arrested After Watching His Roomate Commit Suicide on Christmas

A teenager in Idaho is in custody after he allegedly admitted he watched as his roommate take his own life in a park and then disposed of evidence, authorities said.

“We’re continuing to try to find the answers to a lot of questions we have of what occurred that night,” Star Police Chief Zachary Hessing said, noting that some aspects of the case “don’t make sense to us”

On Dec. 26 around 9 a.m., a passerby found the body of 48-year-old Kevin Hunt in Hunter’s Creek Park in Star. Hunt was fatally shot and lying on a sidewalk, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Detectives investigating the case determined Dakota Travis Honeycutt, 19, was living with Hunt in an apartment in Nampa and they took him into custody for questioning.

“We had somebody who is claiming that this person wanted to commit suicide, and this person assisted in helping him commit suicide,” Chief Hessing said. “Usually, we have people who try to stop that sort of thing.”

According to law enforcement, Honeycutt allegedly said he drove Hunt to the park around 9 p.m. on Christmas and watched as he fatally shot himself with a shotgun. Police claimed Honeycutt said he then took the weapon and tossed it from a bridge into the Boise River before returning to Hunt’s apartment.

A dive team recovered Hunt’s shotgun from the river. Hessing said detectives also found a note in Hunt’s home alluding to taking his own life.

Police arrested Honeycutt on Dec. 27 and charged him with felony counts of assisting in a suicide and destruction of evidence. Police said more charges may be pending. He was being held on $50,000 bond.

Under Idaho law, a person can be charged and convicted of felony assisting suicide for knowingly providing the means or participating in a physical act that results in a person ending their own life.

Original Article: Teenager allegedly admitted to watching roommate kill himself (frontpagedetectives.com)

Betty White, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland Star, Dead at 99

Betty White, TV’s perennial Golden Girl, has died. She was 99.

“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas tells PEOPLE in a statement on Friday. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.” 

White was gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 17. Ahead of her centennial year, in January, White opened up to PEOPLE about how she was feeling about turning 100 years old. 

“I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age,” said the veteran actress. “It’s amazing.”

According to White, being “born a cockeyed optimist” was the key to her upbeat nature. “I got it from my mom, and that never changed,” she said. “I always find the positive.”

Of course, the iconic actress also cracked a joke about the secret to her long life, telling PEOPLE: “I try to avoid anything green. I think it’s working.”

A warm and popular presence on the small screen, White’s career dated back to the early days of the medium and spanned decades. Long before her hilarious turns on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the ’70s and The Golden Girls in the ’80s, in 1952 she appeared in the I Love Lucy-like Life with Elizabeth, a show she also produced.

In 2010, at age 87, she enjoyed an awards-laden resurgence, when, after starring on a Snickers commercial during the Super Bowl, polls and petitions overwhelmingly named her the public’s choice to host Saturday Night Live, emcee various awards shows and even be a sergeant’s date at a Marine Corps ball.

After that, she went on to star and steal scenes on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, even scoring an Emmy nomination — her 17th, including seven wins. In May 2012 she also debuted on the NBC comedy reality show Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, a kind of geriatric Punk’d. As always, she proved a favorite.

Early Life

Born Jan. 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, Betty Marion White, an only child, moved with her parents, traveling salesman and electrical engineer Horace White and homemaker Tess Curts White, to Los Angeles during the Great Depression. Camping once a year in the Sierra Nevadas with the folks fueled a love of animals. “We wound up with 26 dogs once,” White told PEOPLE in 1999.

As a child, she fantasized about becoming a forest ranger or a writer, only to fall in love with performing when she took the lead in the high-school senior play that she wrote. She skipped college, but before launching an acting career she married twice: first to Dick Barker, a WWII pilot she wed in 1945 (the marriage lasted only a few months once he took her home to an Ohio chicken farm), then in 1947 to agent Lane Allen, who wanted her to give up showbiz.

When that marriage ended in 1949, she and an L.A. deejay named Al Jarvis got their feet wet together on local TV, which eventually paved the way for her first sitcom, the nationally syndicated Life with Elizabeth. Despite its low budget and minimal sets (indeed, the show was a series of domestic skits featuring White’s daffy Elizabeth and her exasperated husband Alvin, played by Del Moore), the show earned White her first Emmy.

Other series came and went in the ’50s, and by 1961 White appeared as a celebrity player on the daytime game show Password, hosted by Allen Ludden. A widower with three children, he proposed marriage to the actress in 1963, and she accepted that Easter. He sent her “this adorable fluffy white stuffed bunny,” she later told PEOPLE, “and in its ears were gold leaves with ruby, diamond and sapphire earrings.”

Ever after, White referred to Ludden as the love of her life. “The secret to our marriage was enthusiasm,” White said. “When I knew Allen was coming home, I would freshen my makeup and put on a new blouse.”

Ludden, 63, died of stomach cancer in 1981. They had been married 18 years, during which White triumphed from 1973–77 on The Mary Tyler Moore Show thanks to some image-busting casting. She played TV station WJM’s “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens, a relentlessly man-hungry careerist.

Though she bravely carried on after Ludden’s death, White admitted, “If one more person said, ‘Oh, you’re so strong,’ I would have decked them.”

Career Beginnings

White’s career in entertainment began in the 1940s after she graduated from high school. She began working in radio and later got her own show, called The Betty White Show. In 1949, she became co-host with Al Jarvis on his daily variety show Hollywood on Television in Los Angeles.

After Jarvis left the show in 1952, White began hosting by herself, working five and a half hours of live ad-lib television six days a week for four years. She was nominated for her first Emmy Award in 1951 as best actress on television. It was the first award and category in the new award show designated specifically for women in television.

While she was hosting the variety show, White began acting in the television comedy Life with Elizabeth. It became nationally syndicated, making White one of the few women in TV with full creative control in front of and behind the camera.

She earned her second and third Emmy nominations while appearing on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s and became the first woman to win a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of outstanding game show host for the NBC show Just Men! in 1983.

The Golden Girls

In the years immediately afterward, White’s work pace only accelerated, culminating with The Golden Girls, on which she played the lovable and light-headed Rose Nyland during the show’s run from 1985–92. Rose, from St. Olaf, Minnesota, was the widow of Charlie Nylund. (Originally White was offered the role of sexy Southern belle Blanche, which ultimately went to Rue McClanahanBea Arthur and Estelle Getty also starred.)

Right before the show went on the air, White confided to The New York Times, “A couple of speeches Rose makes get me by the throat. All I have to do is substitute ‘Allen’ for ‘Charlie,’ Rose’s husband.”

Life imitating art was seldom more endearing.

Hot in Cleveland and 21st-Century Stardom

After The Golden Girls ended in 1992, White starred in a series of TV shows such as Bob, The Golden Palace (a spin-off of The Golden Girls minus Arthur)and Maybe This Time with short appearances in new age popular shows like Ally McBeal and That ’70s Show, where she played Bea Sigurdson, Kitty’s mother.

Shortly after that appearance, she starred in a series of TV movies in the early 2000s before starring as Catherine Piper in Boston Legal from 2005–08 and later as Ann Douglas in The Bold and the Beautiful from 2006–09.

White kept working in television, starring in TV films and shows. She took on the role of Elka Ostrovsky in Hot in Cleveland, which made her one of the most talked-about actresses again. The show starred Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick playing three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles who land in Cleveland after attempting to fly to Paris.

A series regular for the entire duration of the show (2010–15), White played the caretaker of the home the three friends live in. The arrival of the ladies sparked the characters life again and thrust her back into the world of dating at 80 years old. Prior to that, in 2009, White starred in The Proposal alongside Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

White was nominated three times for the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She won the first two times. Throughout her long career, she was nominated for 21 Primetime Emmys, with five total wins. 

Speaking to PEOPLE in January 2021, White said that “having a sense of humor” is the key to a long and happy life.

“Just looking at the positive side and not dwelling on the downside,” she said at the time. “Takes up too much energy being negative. Also having a good agent who keeps me busy all the time.”

Mother Killed By Her Four Dogs In Own Home: Police

A woman was brutally attacked and killed by her four dogs in her own California home, according to police.

The dogs attacked the woman, believed to be in her 20s, in Elizondo Street in the unincorporated East Valinda area of the San Gabriel Valley, at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Fox11.

Industry Sheriff’s Station Sgt. V. Munshi told the network the woman was in the backyard of her home with her son when they were both attacked.

He added both the mother and her child were bitten and taken to a nearby hospital where the woman was pronounced dead.

According to the network, the woman suffered major injuries to her head as well as one arm.

The woman’s son was treated for his minor injuries, according to Fox11.

Sgt. Munshi told the network that the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Control officers took the dogs into custody.

He did not know what breed the dogs were and the name of the victim was not released to the public.

Newsweek has contacted the Industry Sheriff’s Station for comment.

Earlier this month, a man from Montana was found dead after he was killed by a pack of dogs, according to his family.

Duke Little Whirlwind, 58, was found just before noon on Sunday on a dirt road near his home in the Northern Cheyenne Reservation of Lame Deer in Rosebud County.

His niece, Avalee Little Whirlwind, told KRTV that her uncle had left at about 11 a.m. that morning in order to fetch a bicycle that he repaired.

But, Whirlwind never returned home and his body was later discovered by a neighbor.

In October a boy who was mauled by a dog in his backyard died from his injuries, his parents said.

James McNeelis had been playing with his new rescue dog at his home Kiefer, Oklahoma when his parents called him inside for dinner.

According to KJRH, the child’s body was later found by his father.

A statement from the Creek County Sheriff’s Office said the rescue dog was taken to an animal control facility and an investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife indicated the child was attacked by the family dog.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people are bitten each year in the U.S.

It claims almost one in five people bitten by dogs need medical attention and that children are the most common victims of dog bites and are “far more likely to be severely injured.”

Original Article: https://www.newsweek.com/mother-killed-her-four-dogs-own-home-california-police-1664251

Truck Driver’s Sentence Lowered to 10 Years from 110 Years in Fatal Colorado Crash

A truck driver who was sentenced to 110 years in prison for a fatal accident in Colorado has been resentenced to 10 years after an outcry from family and advocates.

Gov. Jared Polis announced the commutation of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence Thursday.

“I am writing to inform you that I am granting your application for a commutation,” Polis wrote. “After learning about the highly atypical and unjust sentence in your case, I am commuting your sentence to 10 years and granting you parole eligibility on December 30, 2026.”

Attorney James Colgan, who represented Mederos during the trial, said in a statement to ABC News: “Justice was served!!! This commutation is far more reflective of the crime than 110 years. This type of justice is exactly why I went to law school and why I continue to practice law! Mr. Mederos will be forever grateful for the millions of people that supported him.”

Mederos was sentenced on Dec. 13 to 110 years in prison for a 2019 fatal crash on Interstate 70, outside Denver, that killed four people and injured several others — a sentence the judge said he wouldn’t have chosen if he had the discretion. Mederos testified that his brakes failed, but he was driving 85 mph when the speed limit was 45 mph and he drove past a runaway truck ramp before plowing into stopped traffic, police said.

He was found guilty by a Jefferson County jury of 27 counts — the most serious was first-degree assault, a class-three felony.

The number of the charges, mandatory minimum laws and a classification that mandates some sentences be served consecutively resulted in the lengthy sentence.

“The length of your 110-year sentence is simply not commensurate with your actions, nor with penalties handed down to others for similar crimes,” Polis said in his letter. “There is an urgency to remedy this unjust sentence and restore confidence in the uniformity and fairness of our criminal justice system, and consequently I have chosen to commute your sentence now.”

Jefferson County District Attorney Alexis King had filed a motion earlier this month asking for a sentence of 20 to 30 years instead, and a hearing to reconsider the sentence had been scheduled for Jan. 13, 2022. King said she was “disappointed in the governor’s decision to act prematurely.”

“I joined the surviving victims and families of those who lost their loved ones in their wish to have the trial judge determine an appropriate sentence in this case, as he heard the facts and evidence of the defendant’s destructive conduct that led to death, injury, and devastating destruction,” King said in a statement Thursday night. “We are meeting with the victims and their loved ones this evening to support them in navigating this unprecedented action and to ensure they are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect during this difficult time.”

She said her office plans to share information it was prohibited from releasing while the case was pending.

Among those advocating for a lesser sentence were the family members of some of those killed in the accident.

“I think we all can agree that [110 years] is excessive,” Duane Bailey, the brother of William Bailey who died in the crash, told “GMA,” but added that the jury “came to the correct decision to convict [Mederos].”

Original Article: Truck driver’s sentence lowered to 10 years after originally receiving 110 years for fatal crash – ABC News (go.com)

Nail Salon Pays $1.75 Million to a Woman Whose Leg was Amputated after a Pedicure

A Florida nail salon has paid $1.75 million to a woman who sued the business after her foot was injured during a pedicure.

WFLA first reported on the incident, which occurred at Tammy’s Nails 2 in Tampa.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Clara Shellman said that during a visit to the salon in 2018, an employee cut her foot during the treatment. A resulting infection was worsened by Shellman’s severe peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow to the limbs. 

Shellman sued the salon, which is now closed, in May 2020, alleging that an employee used dirty tools and equipment that put customers at risk.

Her lawyer, Paul Fulmer, told Insider she eventually underwent a leg amputation below her knee. 

“Our client suffered an amputation as a result of a trip to a nail salon,” Fulmer said. “While no amount could fully compensate her for this life-altering injury, this deserved settlement will help her cover the high cost of her medical bills and her ongoing care.”

Shellman’s amputation caused years of hardship, including the loss of her home and the ability to walk. She subsequently became dependent on others and now lives with relatives, Fulmer said.

On December 16, she finally reached an agreement with the salon for the $1.75 million settlement. “She was stunned, shocked, crying and giddy all at the same time,” Fulmer told the Tampa Bay Times.

Shellman could not be reached by Insider for comment.

In another recent settlement, Walmart was ordered to pay $10 million to a woman who said she stepped on a rusty nail while shopping and lost part of her leg. Walmart said that it did not believe the injuries resulted from the in-store incident. 

Original Article: https://www.businessinsider.com/nail-salon-lawsuit-pays-175m-florida-woman-lost-leg-pedicure-2021-12

Nostradamus predictions 2022: Asteroid strike, cannibalism, world leader’s DEATH in store

With 2022 just around the corner, it’s time to dig up ancient astrologer Nostradamus’ predictions to know what’s in store for us next year. With the ongoing pandemic that has brought the whole world to a standstill and with the virus still developing new variants, we wonder what next year is going to look like.  

According to Nostradamus’ predictions, things are not looking any brighter next year either. The famous astrologers‘ words are not to be taken lightly as he has been credited with some pretty eerie predictions including the rise of Hitler, the Great Fire of London and the shooting of JFK, to name a few. 

Who was Nostradamus?

Michel de Nostredame, also known as Nostradamus, was a French prophet, astrologer, physician and a reputed seer. He made thousands of predictions in his book ‘Les Propheties’ obout 465 years ago. Nostradamus predicted future events in a series of 942 poetic quatrains (four-line poems). The first edition of the book was published in 1555. While most of his predictions are quite negative, there have been accurate correlations between Nostradamus predictions and major historical events in the past.

His predictions are not going to end any time sooner and is said to reach the year 3797. Let’s look at the predictions made by Nostradamus for the year 2022.

Asteroid strike

In the first prediction, Nostradamus seems to suggest an asteroid strike when he writes, “Fire do I see that from the sky shall fall“. It is not known whether it will be a small meteor shower or a catastrophic extinction-level event. The French seer had written about “a long trail of sparks‘ in the sky which is made of fire to suggest that our planet might have to endure great damage caused by meteorites next year. He has also suggested that due to an asteroid strike, there will be tremors in the ocean causing tsunami and earthquakes.

Inflation and starvation

Nostradamus has warned us against rising prices in a failing economy and even hinted at cannibalism. He stated: 

“No abbots, monks, no novices to learn;

Honey shall cost far more than candle-wax

So high the price of wheat,

That man is stirred

His fellow man to eat in his despair’

It might be assumed that value of the US dollar may probably collapse and inflation might spiral out of control with the ongoing pandemic. The astrologer also predicted that world hunger will increase due to armed conflicts and it will lead to greater population movements. The seer wrote that seven times more people will wash up on the beaches.

Artificial Intelligence

Surprisingly, Nostradamus appeared to hypothesize about artificial intelligence almost five centuries ago. He predicted that by 2022, artificial intelligence may rule the computer with a human interface. He wrote:

The Moon in the full of night over the high mountain,

The new sage with a lone brain sees it:

By his disciples invited to be immortal,

Eyes to the south. Hands in bosoms, bodies in the fire.’

Global warming 

This prediction is not much of a shocker to us as we are witnessing the effects of global warming in the form of heat waves, urban islands and rising sea temperatures among others. The French astrologer predicted global warming in 1555 itself when he wrote: 

‘Like the sun the head shall sear the shining sea

The Black Sea’s living fish shall all but boil. 

When Rhodes and Genoa

Half-starved shall be

The local folk to cut them up shall toil.’

Nostradamus’ predictions might just come true pretty soon as global temperature continues to rise and food chain complications start to become apparent. 2022 might give us the highest temperature recorded so far, we never know.

Crisis in France

Nostradamus’ predictions are based on astrological movements rather than the calender. So, it is tough to pin down exact dates. He predicted that France will be in crisis in 2022 when he wrote:

‘Blue-head shall write-head

harm in such degree

As France’s good to both shall e’er amount.’

This prediction is rather vague and it can mean anything — right from the breakout of the World War 3 to France’s disqualification from 2022 Qatar World Cup soccer.

Death of a political figure 

The sudden death of the first character, he will be changed and they will put another in his kingdom.”

Nostradamus seems to suggest that a significant member from the world political community will vanish physically. It is not known whom it refers to but some believe that it refers to either of the popular political leaders — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom or US President Joe Biden.

Original Article: https://meaww.com/nostradamus-predictions-2022-asteroid-strike-cannibalism-death-of-political-leader-in-store

Amy Schneider breaks another ‘Jeopardy!’ record, and the champion she beat had a sweet response

Even with Alex Trebek gone, one of the things about Jeopardy! that hasn’t changed is the camaraderie among contestants.

The latest example happened Dec. 24 when current champion Amy Schneider broke yet another record, and the woman she’d beaten congratulated her. Schneider burst through the previous winnings high from a female contestant — Larissa Kelly’s $655,930 earned in regular play — with a cool $706,800. 

This is the kind way that Kelly, who last played in the show’s All Star games in 2019, reacted: 

“Well, it was fun to hold a Jeopardy record for a few years…but it’s been even more fun to watch @Jeopardamy set new standards for excellence, on the show and off. Congratulations to Amy on becoming the woman with the highest overall earnings in the show’s history!” 

Well, it was fun to hold a Jeopardy record for a few years…but it’s been even more fun to watch @Jeopardamy set new standards for excellence, on the show and off. Congratulations to Amy on becoming the woman with the highest overall earnings in the show’s history! 📿👑

— Larissa Kelly (@Larissa_K_Kelly) December 24, 2021

Schneider responded by saying, “Thanks so much, I’m honored to be in your company, and I look forward to some day watching the woman who beats us both!”

Thanks so much, I’m honored to be in your company, and I look forward to some day watching the woman who beats us both!

— Amy Schneider (@Jeopardamy) December 24, 2021

The lovefest continued from there.

“I hope there will be a long line of such women,” Kelly answered, “but you are certainly setting the bar extremely high for them! (And holy hell, that’s *before* any tournaments…can’t wait to see the fireworks to come!)”

I hope there will be a long line of such women, but you are certainly setting the bar extremely high for them! (And holy hell, that’s *before* any tournaments…can’t wait to see the fireworks to come!)

— Larissa Kelly (@Larissa_K_Kelly) December 24, 2021

Since she debuted on the show Nov. 17, Schneider has won 18 straight games (as of Dec. 27, no spoilers!), shattering records all the way. Early on in her run, she won the five games needed to make her the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for the annual Tournament of Champions. By Dec. 28, Entertainment Weekly reported that she had racked up a total of $745,200 on the quiz show, the fourth highest winnings ever, behind famed players Matt Amodio, James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings. And there are more!

The engineering manager, based in Oakland, Calif., told Yahoo Entertainment in an interview published last week that just being on Jeopardy! is something she’s aspired to since she was 5. (She’s 42 now.)

“I’ve always watched it and I’ve also always been interested in learning facts and stuff,” she said, explaining that her parents were fans. “And as I mentioned on the show, in eighth grade I was voted Most Likely to Be on Jeopardy! One Day. It was always sort of in my mind that it might be something I did at some point.”

Original Article: Amy Schneider breaks another ‘Jeopardy!’ record (yahoo.com)

Cannibal Who Murdered & Ate Grindr Date’s Testicles is Due Back in Court

Mark Latunski, the man accused of slitting his victim’s throat, hanging him from his basement ceiling and eating his testicles in a grisly Christmas Eve murder will return to court early next year.

Latunski allegedly confessed to the disturbing 2019 killing of 25-year-old hairstylist Kevin Bacon, who he met on the dating app Grindr.

Bacon was found hanging naked by his ankles from the ceiling in Latunski’s home in Bennington Township, Michigan, on December 28.

He allegedly cut off a part of Bacon’s genitals and ate, according to court documents, which is how his parents learned about the details of their son’s murder.

“Evil does exist and it touched us,” Bacon’s dad Karl Bacon told the Associated Press in a January 2020 interview.

“It’s gut-wrenching to hear the details and we’re beside ourselves.

It appears Bacon knew Latunski had a violent sexual fetish, according to court documents.

“What was released shows that Kevin had a dark side,” Karl told FOX Detroit in 2020. “He obviously got into something that he wasn’t prepared for.

“I’m going to remember him how everyone else remembers him, that he’s a good person who was passionate and cares for people.”

Latunksi has been in a Michigan jail for about two years while the pre-trial process unfolds and is scheduled to return to court on February 3.

A judge ruled that he is able to stand trial in October 2020.


Bacon met Latunski on Christmas Eve 2019 after the two allegedly connected on Grindr, a dating app for gay men. He was reported missing the following day.

Bacon texted roommate Michelle Myers at about 6 p.m. the night he went missing to say he would be out for a while, according to MLive.

“I’m just in shock about the whole thing,” Myers told the Michigan news outlet. “It’s just hard to process right now.”

Court documents revealed the horrifying details of the murder and that Latunski would sometimes stop taking medication for mental health issues.


His estranged husband told WJRT last week that Latunski “didn’t act like there was anything amiss” after the murder.

An April 2021 Rolling Stone article reported Bacon struggled with depression, poor self image and was going through family troubles at the time of his murder.

Myers, Bacon’s roommate, told Rolling Stone that he met up with family members and learned that someone he didn’t want to see was coming in for the holidays, so he was looking for a distraction.

That led him to browse through Grindr, where he met his alleged killer.


He turned down game night with Myers and other friends to meet with Latunski for what was supposed to be a quick hookup, Rolling Stone reported.

He never returned.

Police found him in Latunski’s basement on December 28.

Latunski was arraigned December 30 for murder and disinterment and mutilation of a dead body.

Original Article: How sick killer hung Grindr date from ceiling and ate his genitals after meeting on Christmas Eve (the-sun.com)

Parents Charged after 13-Year-Old Shoots 5-Year-Old Brother

The parents of a 5-year-old boy who was shot and killed by his older brother last month are now facing charges, CBS Pittsburgh reports. Thomas Wolfe and Sara Gerwig have been charged with endangering the welfare of children.

Police said their 13-year-old son got his hands on the couple’s handgun at the family’s home in the suburb of Penn Hills last month and shot his younger brother in the face.

Court documents say Wolfe admitted he left the gun on top of a gun safe and said the gun was always loaded with a live round in the chamber.

Gerwig said all four of their children were staying in a first floor bedroom because the electricity had stopped working on the second floor. The gun was on the first floor.

Police said they found multiple safes and trigger locks in the home, but none were being used.

The 13-year-old has been charged with homicide, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

Investigators originally believed the 5-year-old was shot and killed by a 6-year-old sibling when the children were left unsupervised in the bedroom and had easy access to the gun.

However, earlier this month, the 13-year-old was brought to Allegheny County Police Headquarters to speak with investigators.

He told them he became angry with his siblings for jumping on the bed and got his father’s gun to try to scare them. He told them he thought the safety was on when he pointed the gun and pulled the trigger.

The 5-year-old was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by CBS Pittsburgh, the boy told police “he knew his father’s handgun was accessible … and grabbed it.”

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office is charging the 13-year-old as an adult because the boy intentionally shot his brother, a spokesperson said in a statement. Homicide charges can’t be filed directly in juvenile court, the district attorney’s office explained.

Original Article: Parents charged after 13-year-old shoots 5-year-old brother to death in Pittsburgh suburb of Penn Hills – CBS News

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Strange Reaction to Guilty Verdict

Ghislaine Maxwell had an unusual reaction to her guilty verdict in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday.

The 60-year-old was found guilty of assisting American financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls.

Concluding a month-long trial this week, Maxwell was found guilty of five charges in total, including sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18.

While no date has been set for her sentencing as of yet, Maxwell could face up to 65 years in prison as a result of the verdict.

Reporters covering this week’s trial couldn’t help but notice that the socialite had an interesting reaction to the verdict.

As the verdict from the 12-person jury was read, she appeared unfazed.

One federal courts reporter for the New York Daily News tweeted: “I was in the courtroom as Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five counts carrying a potential 65-year prison sentence.

“As the decision came down, Maxwell did not cry, but was stoic—she whispered in her attorney Jeffrey Pagliuca’s ear and took sips of her Fiji bottled water.”

(Credit: Twitter)
The socialite had a strange reaction to the guilty verdict. (Credit: PA)

Another correspondent for ITV News reported: “As the verdict was returned she poured a glass of water, hugged her legal teams and left for the cell and her return to prison.”

(Credit: Twitter)

Jurors deliberated for five full days before finding Maxwell guilty of five of six counts. They had heard how Maxwell groomed vulnerable girls for Epstein.

A statement from the US attorney’s office said: “A unanimous jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable – facilitating and participating in the sexual abuse of children. Crimes that she committed with her long-time partner and co-conspirator, Jeffrey Epstein.Advert10

“The road to justice has been far too long. But, today, justice has been done. I want to commend the bravery of the girls – now grown women – who stepped out of the shadows and into the courtroom.

“Their courage and willingness to face their abuser made this case, and today’s result, possible.”

Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday. (Credit: United Nations Web TV)

Meanwhile, eyes are now on Prince Andrew, who is said to have been another associate of Jeffrey Epstein’s.

The Duke of York is set to face his own civil court case brought against him by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage and trafficked by Epstein.

Prince Andrew has denied all charges against him.

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