Missing Teen Rescued from Locked Shed in North Carolina

Law enforcement said the girl had been abducted from Dallas, Texas.

Law enforcement rescued a missing 13-year-old girl from a locked shed in Lexington, North Carolina, after federal authorities provided a tip about the missing minor.

Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons said his office received a tip from an FBI Violent Crimes Task Force about a minor who had been abducted from Dallas. Officials were able to locate the missing girl in an externally-locked shed behind a home in Lexington, North Carolina.

Simmons said that Jorge Camacho, 34, used a social media messenger to lure her from her home to his car.

“The content of the chat was consistent with grooming and enticement, and he enticed her to actually leave the home where he picked her up in the area,” Simmons said.

The timeline of the abduction is still unclear, as the investigation is ongoing; however, authorities said that they were able to use “camera activity” to determine the vehicle associated with the abduction and the suspect’s identity within 10 minutes of getting the tip.

Authorities searched Camacho’s home, finding the abducted girl in a shed on the property’s exterior.

According to Davidson, North Carolina, records, Camacho was booked at Davidson County Jail on Saturday. He has been charged with multiple offenses, including rape, child abduction, and human trafficking. He is being held on a $1.2 million bond.

“I thank god that we were able to find this young girl; it may not be that case forever,” Simmons said, noting that his office had investigated a concerning number of similar cases.

More than 2,100 people were referred to federal authorities for human trafficking offenses in 2020, according to data from the Department of Justice, a 62% increase in referrals since 2011.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 365,348 children were missing in 2020, with estimates suggesting that 30% were actively trafficked.

Simmons said parents should be mindful of their children’s social media activity, given their potential susceptibility to bad actors.

“We’ve had to do this so many times, it’s crazy,” he said. “That’s why we’re pleading with these parents.”

Man Arrested After 3 Bodies Were Found Bound and Gagged

Police have taken a 58-year-old Copley man into custody in connection with the deaths of three men found Friday bound, gagged and dumped along two roads.

Officials have yet to identify all of the victims, but a joint statement released Saturday said investigators believed they had been kidnapped from “outside this area and brought to Summit County.”

Investigators apparently zeroed in on Elias Gudino within hours of the bodies being discovered, obtaining a search warrant for his Henetta Avenue home Friday night. Gudino − who was sentenced to 150 months in prison in 2010 after federal officials broke up a national drug ring they said Gudino led from Akron − has been charged with one count of aggravated murder and one of attempted aggravated murder, according to the statement.

It’s unclear what led police to Gudino or what they found in his home that may link him to the bodies.

A passerby called Akron police Friday about 8:30 a.m. when he saw two of the men’s bodies dumped on Cordova Avenue in a narrow wooded area that runs between the city street and a sound barrier blocking Interstate 77 North.

About 20 minutes later, Copley police received a similar call about a body dumped off Wright Road, less than 2 miles away from the Cordova Avenue dump site. Besides being bound and gagged, all of the men had been shot in the head.

Akron and Copley police are working jointly to investigate the case and said Saturday they believe others could face charges.

Public records show that Gudino at one time owned La Michoacana Taqueria and grocery in the 1400 block of Copley Road in West Akron.

Court records show he was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. in the 1980s and became an American citizen.

In 2009, when Gudino lived in Akron, federal agents had been investigating what they referred to as the “Elias Gudino Drug Trafficking Organization,” court records said.

Investigators said they had information that Gudino had been trafficking drugs since the 1990s and now had an operation that was based in southern Mexico, but reached across the U.S. in Ohio, Colorado, Oklahoma and other states, court records said.

Much of the investigation, however, focused on Akron, where officials said he was supplying local cocaine dealers and operating his business. When investigators tapped Gudino’s phone, they heard him talking to people in Mexico and other states about what he was moving through the trafficking organization, court records said.

Investigators moved in when Gudino and another man were bringing a shipment of cocaine into Akron, court records said. When they stopped a vehicle Gudino and the man were in, they found about 8 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a compartment near the radiator, records show.

A few months later, Gudino pleaded guilty to two federal charges involving drug trafficking and was sentenced to 12½ years in prison, followed by five years’ probation.

Federal prison records show Gudino was released from prison in November 2017, but court records show he remained on probation at least through May 2022.

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Girl, 4, Killed by 3-Year-Old Sister in Tragic Accident

Prosecutors will determine whether any adults will face charges after an unsupervised 3-year-old accidentally shot and killed her 4-year-old sister at their home in Houston, authorities said.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez called the Sunday shooting a “very preventable” situation.

“It seems like another tragic story of a child getting access to a firearm and hurting someone else,” Gonzalez said at a news conference. 

Police say the investigation is in the preliminary phase.

“Everyone’s impacted, a community’s impacted when a child loses their life in this way,” Gonzalez said.

Here is what we know about the accidental shooting death:

How did the shooting happen?

The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday inside a Houston apartment where the two young children lived with their parents, KHOU-11 News Houston reported.

Five adults and the 3- and 4-year-old sisters were there around the time of the shooting, Gonzalez said. 

“It appears that one parent thought the other parent was maybe watching the other children, when in fact, the two toddlers were left basically unsupervised inside the bedroom,” he said.

The 3-year-old girl gained access to a loaded semi-automatic pistol and shot her older sibling.

Family members heard a single gunshot and ran to the bedroom, where investigators say they found the 4-year-old unresponsive on the floor.

“(They) picked up the gun, secured it at that point and called 911,” Gonzalez said.

 The 4-year-old died at the scene, according to police.

Will adults be charged in the shooting?

It’s “very likely” that the adults in the home could face charges related to the unintentional shooting, Gonzalez said.

“Our investigators will consult with the Harris County District Attorney’s office to see what charges are possible,” he said.

Police encourage responsible gun ownership

The tragic shooting happened shortly after the Houston Police Department launched its first gun safe distribution program set to continue through summer.

Gonzalez urged gun owners to go beyond simply telling children not to touch weapons. 

“Make sure you’re securing your weapons, get a gun safe and store it somewhere,” the sheriff said. “We’ve got to do a little bit more, we see far too many tragic situations like this unfold.”


Mother and Son Among 5 Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at Home

Five people were found dead at a Miami Lakes, Florida, home in what police believe to be a murder-suicide.

“This is extremely tragic to be able to find five individuals that are in there lifeless because of the fact that this may be a murder-suicide,” Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta shared while speaking to reporters outside the home on Friday.

During the briefing shared by NBC 6 South Florida, Zabaleta reported that police arrived at the scene around 10 a.m. that morning to do a wellness check after receiving a call from one of the victim’s family members.

After entering the home through a window, Zabaleta shares that it is when police discovered that there was a person “deceased and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.”

“As they continued to clear the house to look for any possible suspects, or of course, more danger, that’s when they continued to search the different rooms and found additional bodies in those rooms. Again, also deceased from apparent gunshot wounds,” he added.

NBC 6 South Florida reports that the victims include two men and three women and that police say that one of the men killed the four victims and then fatally shot himself.

While police have not released any of the victim’s identities, a man named Rolando Aguilar told WPLG Local 10 on Friday that the victims include his 34-year-old son Dhani Aguilar and his 54-year-old ex-wife Joanka Aguila.

The Miami-Dade Police Department did not immediately respond to request for comment.

According to WSVN, officials do not believe there is a threat to public safety in the area. The case remains under investigation.

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Podcast Host Murdered by Crazed Fan Who Stalked Her Across the Country

A podcast turned into a horrifying true crime story of its own early Friday, after its host and her husband were murdered in their home in Washington state by a crazed fan.

The killer, trucker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, had stalked his victim for “many months” before he broke into her house in the Seattle suburb of Redmond through an open window at 2 a.m. Friday, police said.

Khodakaramrezaei then gunned down podcast host Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, and her husband, Mohammed Naseri, 35, before turning his weapon on himself. Sadeghi’s mother managed to escape and called the police from a neighbor’s house.

Jill Green, a spokesperson for the Redmond Police Department, said Sadeghi met the killer months ago, when he started tuning in to her podcast.

“He had begun listening to her podcast and started emailing her and messaging her, just starting conversations about the podcast, and my understanding is that they became friends,” Green told The Daily Beast.

But the pair’s relationship took a concerning turn when Sadeghi became uncomfortable with the content of Khodakaramrezaei’s messages and how often he was contacting her.

“He just started barraging her with messages until it escalated to where she decided to file a no contact order,” Green said.

Redmond detectives saw the situation as “an escalating case” and decided to take it on, Green said, but were unable to make contact with Khodakaramrezaei.

“Our detectives had warrants to get information from his phone and were trying to serve the no contact order to the suspect [but] had not done so yet. Being that he is a trucker, he’s hard to pin down,” Green said.

Police do not know whether Khodakaramrezaei traveled to Washington with the intention of committing the murder or was simply in the area, but they have confirmed that he did not have a criminal record.

The upscale suburb where Sadeghi and Naseri lived in their $1.6 million home is most famous for being the site of Microsoft’s headquarters.

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Judge Hit by Car, Dies While Out for Run on Vacation

A beloved Minnesota judge championed for pioneering a local mental health court died after being struck by a vehicle while running in Florida on vacation, according to reports. 

Judge Sally L. Tarnowski, assigned to the Sixth Judicial District Court in St. Louis County, died Monday while on vacation in Florida, the Minnesota Judicial Branch confirmed in a statement. 

“All of us within the Minnesota courts community are devastated by the loss of Judge Tarnowski,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said in a statement. “Beyond her exemplary service to Minnesota, Judge Tarnowski was a vibrant person whose commitment to justice shined through in everything she did.”

Among her many accomplishments, Tarnowski championed mental health treatment court, which offers offenders a pathway out of the justice system by completing a treatment program to stop the behavior that led them to court, according to the state judicial branch. She also supported early neutral evaluation in family court, which facilitates prompt dispute resolution for custody, parenting time, and financial matters.

Local reports say neither the Minnesota Judicial Branch nor Florida authorities could immediately confirm the cause of death. 

A moment of silence was held in Tarnowski’s honor before the St. Louis County Board’s scheduled meeting on Tuesday.

Appointed by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Tarnowski had served as a judge in St. Louis County since 2007.  She was chief judge of the Sixth Judicial District from 2016-2020. Her term was not to expire until 2027. Tarnowski graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1986. 

“Judge Tarnowski died suddenly this week while vacationing in Florida,” the school said in a statement on Facebook. “She was the epitome of the public service that we aim to instill in our students, having served as a judge since 2007 and as chief judge for the judicial district for four years.”

Chief Public Defender Dan Lew, who worked with Tarnowski to establish the Community Integration Court, remembered his late colleague for “her tremendous courage for those who are the most hurt: those in mental health crisis, unsheltered, and unloved by too many.” 

“Soon after Sally piloted the state’s first mental health court, and we can now see those beautiful faces in our community who are now job coaches, substance use counselors, managers, small business owners, fathers and mothers — all living better lives,” Lew told the Duluth News Tribune. 

Tarnowski also was said to have presided over the Indian Child Welfare Court at the Duluth courthouse. 

“Her legacy here at the courthouse is just huge,” St. Louis County Attorney Kim Maki told the Duluth News Tribune. “She was involved in so many things, and she was such a caring person to the people that the courts and our office deal with. It will be impossible to fill her shoes.”

“One of the things that people note most about her is her ability to reach people where they’re at, and to listen to them when they have something to say,” Maki added. “She would listen to the family trauma that they experienced and special circumstances that applied to different families. I know that she was very, very well respected by a lot of the families who went through her court.”

In Tarnowski’s honor, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa issued a statement remembering her “contributions to establishing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Courtroom in St. Louis County, which was emulated in courtrooms across the area, will always be a tremendous accomplishment.”

“Her continued support for the equality of Native American families was unheralded and a massive loss for the 6th Judicial District,” the statement added. 

“As a passionate defense attorney, I often disagreed with her rulings in my cases,” public defender Veronica Surges told the newspaper. “At the same time, I deeply respected her because I could tell how much she cared about the people in my courtroom — especially my most mentally ill clients. Underneath her tough exterior she was one of the nicest, most compassionate, and most patient people I have ever met.” Surges said one of her clients whom Tarnowski sentenced to prison even called crying upon learning of the judge’s passing. 

NBA Legend Shawn Kemp Arrested After Alleged Drive-By Shooting

Six-time NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp, one of the most high-profile players in Seattle Supersonics history, reportedly was arrested in Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday and charged with a drive-by shooting.

The Tacoma police department tweeted that a 53-year-old man was “booked for Drive-By Shooting” after shots were fired following an altercation between occupants of two cars in a parking lot at 1.58pm Pacific time.

Pierce County inmate records show that Shawn Travis Kemp booked into jail on a drive-by shooting charge at 5.58pm.

Shawn Kemp the former basketball player is 53 and his middle name is Travis. Multiple outlets subsequently corroborated the report.

The local Fox affiliate KCPQ-TV, citing sources close to the former NBA star, reported that Kemp had property stolen from his car on Tuesday, tracked his iPhone to Tacoma on Wednesday, was fired upon when he approached a vehicle, then fired back in self-defense.

Drafted by Seattle out of Trinity Valley Community College in Texas with the 17th overall pick in 1989, Kemp played the first eight of his 14 career NBA seasons for the Sonics. He was an All-Star six straight seasons and three times made the All-NBA second team.

Shawn Kemp

Known for his ability to fly high above the rim and throw down thunderous dunks, Kemp averaged 14.6 points over his career (16.2 with Seattle). He also averaged 8.4 rebounds, 9.6 with the Sonics.

After playing in Seattle, Kemp spent three seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, two with the Portland Trail Blazers and one with the Orlando Magic, in his final season in 2002-03.

In 2005, Kemp was arrested in Seattle and charged with marijuana and cocaine possession in his truck.

In 2020, Kemp was among a group who opened Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis, a marijuana dispensary in Seattle.

Buster Murdaugh and Gf Call Sheriff’s Office After Noticing “Suspicious” Vehicle Outside Home

Buster Murdaugh filed a report with the sheriff’s office on March 5, two days after watching a Colleton County jury convict his father Alex Murdaugh of murdering the 26-year-old surviving son’s brother and mother, Paul and Maggie Murdaugh.

Alex Murdaugh, disgraced, disbarred, and facing scores of other charges for the financial swindles he copped to committing while on the witness stand, was sentenced to serve two consecutive life sentences last Friday. Thereafter, the defendant was booked — the remnants of his red hair shorn.

Two days later, Buster, identified in the police report by his full given name — Richard Alexander Murdaugh, mirroring his dad’s name and that of their ancestors — filed the report with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office regarding a “disturbance” after the New York Post published a photo of him peeking through blinds at the Hilton Head Island residence.

The Murdaugh son “stated he was made aware of a photo published in the New York Post that appeared today,” the sheriff’s investigation narrative began.

“Buster said he and his girlfriend reviewed Ring camera footage from the residence and observers a suspicious grey Dodge Challenger outside the residence at approximately 1839 hours yesterday,” the report said, describing what allegedly took place on Saturday night. “Buster believes the occupant of this vehicle took the photo, judging on Buster’s position in the residence when the photo was captured.”

Authorities said they responded to the complaint by upping patrols outside the residence, advising Buster on “Trespass” and “Restraining order procedures,” and providing him with the necessary contact information to take further legal action if warranted.

The sheriff’s office identified Buster Murdaugh as the complainant, but noted his girlfriend Brooklynn White also called the sheriff’s office to “advise she and her boyfriend, Buster, were being followed by ‘the media’ in a grey Chevrolet SUV.”

Buster Murdaugh, the son of Alex Murdaugh, and Brooklynn White look on as Alex Murdaugh testifies in Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C.  (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP, Pool)

Authorities said that a corporal tailed the SUV and stopped the driver for speeding and making an improper lane change. That driver was identified as Nathanael Ryan Jones.

Jones appeared to have a “camera bag” in the front passenger seat, investigators said. The individual was only given a traffic violation warning.

Hilton Head Island is around a 100-mile drive away from historic Charleston, which is located roughly an hour-and-a-half east of Colleton County. Hilton Head is contained within Beaufort County and is near both the South Carolina-Georgia border and historic Savannah.

You can read the sheriff’s office’s report on the incident in full here.

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Ivanka Trump Throws Father and Brothers Under the Bus in Fraud Suit?

Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of former president Donald Trump, has asked for a delay in bringing the $250m fraud lawsuit filed against her, her brothers, her father and their family’s eponymous real estate company to trial because a defence arguing that she wasn’t responsible for fraudulent financial statements issued by the company will take more time to prepare.

In court documents, Ms Trump’s attorneys argue that the fraud complaint filed last year against her and her co-defendants by New York Attorney General Letitia James “does not contain a single allegation that Ms. Trump directly or indirectly created, prepared, reviewed, or certified any of her father’s financial statements”.

“Other individuals were responsible for those tasks,” her lawyers wrote.

The judge overseeing the fraud lawsuit, New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, has said the 2 October trial will commence on time “come hell or high water,” but Ms Trump’s request for delay cites the “unique” circumstances of her role in the case and notes that she has not been accused of lying about her father’s finances despite her former role as a top executive at the Trump Organization.

Her lawyers also said the case is “not simple” because she resigned from her role at the company in 2017 to take a position in her father’s administration.

Ms Trump’s father has also asked for a delay in the trial and argued that a later start date is “borne of necessity” in part due to the “staggering volume” against the company.

“The current schedule makes the preparation of a defense impossible,” attorneys Alina Habba and Clifford Robert wrote in court documents. “Fundamental notions of fair play and due process mandate that Defendants are afforded every opportunity to prepare a meaningful defense, rather than to have an impossible schedule forced upon them”.

In response, attorneys with Ms James’ office have said in court filings that there would be “no unfair prejudice to Defendants under the existing schedule” and said the Trumps’ “claimed hardship is self-inflicted”.

“Defendants have had ample time and opportunity to familiarize themselves with the matter. Instead, they have waited until the eve of the fact discovery deadline to only just begin their process of conducting discovery to prepare for trial, and now seek more time,” the attorney general’s office said.

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Revenge Plot Against Alec Baldwin Led to “Rust” Shooting?

Although it was initially believed that the fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on the set of ‘Rust’ was a horrific accident, an industry veteran has hypothesized that an employee may have intentionally loaded the gun with the bullet out of stress and a desire for “revenge” on the actor. Location manager John Dilbeck, the fiancé of Julia Roberts’ late sister Nancy Motes, has spoken out, saying he was exasperated with the state of Hollywood after the pandemic.

Dilbeck contends that Baldwin’s shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is merely incidental to what happens in the background of movies. Baldwin, 64, pleaded not guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter after Hutchins was killed on set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October 2021 by a Colt .45 he was carrying during rehearsals.

The fiancé of late Nancy Motes’, John Dilbeck, was formerly a server at a Chinese restaurant and is now a location manager for film and television, as per Daily Entertainment News. 

Given the toxic environment among crew and actors, Dilbeck, 40, who contributed significantly to ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ and its spin-off shows, is willing to consider the prospect that this may not have been an accident. He places some of the blame on the pricey Covid protocol, which has caused budgets to be severely cut while A-list actors continue to expect the same millions they earned prior to the pandemic. 

‘Somebody may have deliberately put that round in the chamber’

“I don’t honestly believe that Alec Baldwin wanted to kill anyone, but I do believe somebody may have deliberately put that round in the chamber to set him up because they were tired of his abuse. “These actors are not who you think they are and Alec Baldwin has always been egotistical, it’s renowned in the industry,” Dilbeck said to The Sun. He added, “By their own orchestration of cutting money and costs, they created the parameter of danger and they are absolutely responsible. And when I say they, [I mean] Alec Baldwin is responsible. He is an executive producer. He has done this long enough to know better. He’s tried to blame virtually everyone else,” he continued.

‘If I was a location manager on Rust, I would have stopped’

Dilbeck continued by expressing worries about harm in the industry. “Hollywood is out of control, we need to stop the toxicity in this industry, which is near enough killing people. If we as an industry, and also the justice system, don’t make an example out of Alec Baldwin, what or who will stop the next Alec Baldwin from breaking the rules?” The Locations Manager added, “He kept pushing the crew. We know there were many crew strikes leading up to that incident. They had multiple strikes, even on the day of the shooting. If I was a location manager on Rust, I would have stopped and shut their permit down. I could have saved someone’s life potentially like I was trying to with Nancy.”

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