15 Year Old Charged with Beheading His Classmate in Gruesome Murder

A 15-year-old in Lawrence, Massachusetts has been arrested and charged for the murder of his high school classmate, whose decapitated body was found by the Merrimack River north of Boston last week.

On Saturday, Mathew Borges was charged with murdering and decapitating 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, who first went missing on Nov. 18 after he left his grandmother’s house but never returned home.

“It’s shocking, it’s heartbreaking,” Lawrence Police Chief James Fitzpatrick said during a news conference. “I haven’t seen anything like this in my career and I hope to never see anything like it again.”

The decapitated and severely mutilated body of Viloria-Paulino was discovered by a woman walking her dog last Thursday. Police reportedly discovered the victim’s head nearby to the body; however, Viloria-Paulino’s forearms had also been cut off, and it’s unclear if officers were able to recover them, as well.

“There’s no words,” the victim’s mother Katiuska Paulino told The Boston Herald. “No words … There’s nothing I can say that is going to change anything at all.”

People reports that Borges “allegedly stabbed and mutilated Lee’s body so severely that his autopsy took 11 hours.” Multiple sources report that the teens both attended Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, but the extent of their relationship and a motive for the gruesome murder still remains unclear.

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Nigerian Judge Charged With Corruption Gets Bail

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, were on Monday arraigned at an Ikeja High Court over alleged corruption.

Mr. Obla, and Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia, a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Lagos, are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr. Obla is also a prosecutor for the EFCC.

The duo were jointly charged with a two-count charge of perverting the course of justice by the anti-graft agency.

However, they pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mr. Obla was charged with an additional two counts of offering gratification in the sum of N5 million to Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia, a public official during her service as a judge.

He also pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia faces a 26-count charge of unlawful enrichment, taking property by a public officer, corruption by a public officer, forgery and giving false information to an official of the EFCC.

But she also denied the charges.

According to the EFCC, Mr. Obla, on May 21, 2015, intentionally transferred N5 million to Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia via his Obla and Co United Bank of Africa (UBA) account with number: 1015319084 in order to refrain her from acting in her official duties.

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Court Registrar, Two Others Charged With Diversion Of N2.2bn

The Federal Government yesterday filed a nine-count charge of funds diversion against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh and two other officials of the court. It accused them of diverting, among others, about N2.2 billion belonging to the court.

The others are Muhammed Abdulrahman Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal.

The charge marked FCT/HC/CR/13/2016 was filed by the Office of Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama, Abuja.

Besides, the accused were charged with receiving N74.4 million gratification as public officers from contractors, who executed projects for the court between 2009 and 2016.

It was learnt yesterday that the charge is a precursor to the one to be filed against some of the judges being investigated by the Department of State Services (DSS).

It was also learnt from the Federal Ministry of Justice that works is at an advance stage on the planned charge.

It was learnt that Saleh was yesterday confirmed for appointment as the Executive Secretary at its meeting in Abuja.


Court Registrar, two others charged with ‘diversion of N2.2bn’

32 Year Old Man Charged With Raping & Murdering His Girlfriend’s 10 Month Old Baby

A 32-year-old man in West Virginia was arrested on Monday after allegedly sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s 10-month-old infant daughter, who later died at a local hospital.

“It is with an extremely broken heart to announce that our sweet innocent baby girl’s fight is over,” the family wrote on a GoFundMe page on Wednesday. “She has succumbed to her extensive injuries.”

According to People, Benjamin Ryan Taylor has been accused of violently assaulting the infant, Emmaleigh Adkins, in the basement of his girlfriend’s home while everyone else was asleep. In a statement to police, the girl’s mother, Amanda Adkins, said that she had found her child naked, battered, and covered in blood early Monday morning, and immediately called 911 for help. The baby was then rushed to the hospital. In addition to her injuries from sexual assault, doctors stated that the 10-month-old also appeared to have been violently shaken and struck multiple times in the face.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered multiple articles of clothing and blankets covered in blood. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Taylor told police that he had brought the baby with him downstairs to the laundry room and attempted to change her diaper, but that he “blacked out” afterwards and couldn’t remember anything else.

Taylor reportedly had blood on his chest and stomach when Adkins discovered him in the laundry room with her baby. When officers went to put him in handcuffs, he also “vigorously” tried to wipe something off his groin area, later discovered to be the baby’s blood.

“I’ve been here 25 years, and we’ve never encountered something of this nature,” Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs told the Charleston Gazette-Mail, voicing his horror over the monstrous assault.

At the time of the attack, three other children were reportedly staying in Adkins’ home, but police have confirmed all three of them are safe.

Taylor is currently being held on $2 million bond at the South Central Regional Jail. If convicted, he faces between 25 and 100 years in prison.

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65yrs Old Prophet Charged To Court Over N3m Prayer Scam, Illegal Firearm

A 65 years old Prophet, Joseph Godfrey, was yesterday dragged before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa over alleged three counts charge of unlawful possession of firearms and collecting money under false pretense.

Prophet Joseph Godfrey however pleaded not guilty on the three counts charge.
Prophet Godfrey, in the taking of plea, was accused of being in possession of a double barrel gun which was cut to size at the Kalakiri Compound in Edepie community of Yenagoa Local Government area of the State.

According to the charge,” that you Joseph Godfrey was on 13th May,2016 at Karakiri compound in Edepie community in Yenagoa local Government area of the State had in possession of a local barrel gun which was cut to a dangerous size and in contravention of the section 28 of the Firearms Act of the Federation.”

“That on the same date and the same venue, you, Godfrey Joseph was found in unlawful possession of five live cartridges.”

“That between May and December,2015, that you obtain under false pretense the sum of N2.5million from one Tubolayefagh. That under the claim that you are prophet of God, you claim that you will use your spiritual power and praye to produce one Ikechukwu that absconded with books belonging to your victim.

After taking his plea of not Guilty, the lead Police Prosecutor, F.O Ogiri sought the order of the Court to fix a date for trial and also remand the accused in the Federal Prisons.

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New York Bomb Suspect Charged By NYPD

US federal prosecutors have charged an Afghan-American with detonating and planting bombs in New York and New Jersey that left at least 31 people wounded.

The prosecutors said on Tuesday that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, carried out twin bombings on Saturday in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood and along the route of a US Marine Corps run in the New Jersey town of Seaside Park.

A criminal complaint was unsealed in Newark, New Jersey, shortly after a virtually identical filing was unsealed in New York.

The Afghanistan-born American restaurant worker, who lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was critically wounded in a police shootout on Monday.

Two officers were shot in the encounter, but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Chris Bollwage, the mayor of Elizabeth, said Rahami had also sustained shots and had been taken away by  ambulance. Rahami underwent surgery on his wounds and remains in hospital.

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Camerawoman Who Tripped, Kicked Migrants In Hungary Charged

The camerawoman once seen on video tripping fleeing migrants in Hungary was charged Wednesday with “breach of peace” by the public prosecutor’s office in the southern Hungarian city of Szeged.

According to the chief prosecutor, the woman did not inflict any physical injuries, but her behaviour was “capable of provoking indignation and outcry in the members of the public present at the scenes.”
Video footage of the incident caused outrage in September 2015 after it showed the camerawoman tripping a man running with a child in his arms.
It happened after around 400 migrants broke through a police line in a holding camp outside Szeged.
Petra Laszlo, who was documenting the migrant story for the Hungarian nationalist N1TV station, apologized a few days later in a letter to the Magyar Nemzet newspaper. She said the ensuing panic scared her and made her think she would be attacked. “As I re-watch the film, it seems as it was not even me,” her letter said.
N1TV fired the videographer after the incident, Editor-in-Chief Szabolcs Kisberk said. “The camera operator behavior was completely unacceptable,” N1TV said in a statement at the time.
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Real Reason We Charged Man Who Named Dog Buhari- Police

The police on Monday decried public comments linking President Muhammadu Buhari with the ongoing saga over a dog named “Buhari” in Ogun State.

A 40-year old trader, Joe Chinakwe, was recently arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly naming his dog “Buhari.” He has since been granted bail.

Some members of the public have however associated the president with the matter.

The Ogun State Police Command and Zone 2 Police Command, in separate statements, said series of uncomplimentary remarks against the president over the case were uncalled for.

In the statement by the Zonal Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, the police said the matter was grossly misconstrued, explaining that the president has nothing to do with it as it was erroneously perceived?.

The police explained that the case before it showed that one Alhaji Buhari, the father of the complainant, Haliru Umar, both of who live in Ketere Area of Sango Ota in Ado/Odo-Ota LGA of the state, were involved.

The statement said, “The attention of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has been drawn to series of uncomplimentary comments and publications in respect of the case of a man, Joe Chinakwe, who was arrested and charged to court by the Ogun State Police Command for naming his dog “Buhari” and wishes to state categorically that the matter was grossly misconstrued.

“The Zonal Command wishes to clarify and set the records straight that the case, as it was erroneously perceived, has nothing to do with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, but with one Alhaji Buhari, the biological father of the complainant, Alhaji Halilu Umar, all of Ketere Area, Sango Ota in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State.”

The police explained that Mr. Chinakwe was not charged to court for naming his dog “Buhari” but for his behaviour and that the suspect had been having conflicts with Mr. Umar, which made him to name his dog after the latter’s father.

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American Mom, Son In Love Charged With Incest Remain Defiant

An American  mother and son whose forbidden love affair could land them each a lengthy jail sentence have declared they are ‘madly in love’ and nothing will tear them apart.
Monica Mares, 36, and her son Caleb Peterson, 19, face up to 18 months in prison if found guilty of incest at a trial later this year in New Mexico, United States. But police soon found out about the clandestine affair during a call over a row between the family and some neighbors.
The couple was charged with incest, a fourth-degree felony in New Mexico. They were arraigned and appeared jointly in court in April but were held in custody for breaching their no-contact order. They were released on $5,000 bond and now face a trial by jury in September.
But the mother and son couple have vowed to fight for their right to have a sexual relationship and are appealing to the public to donate to their legal fund, London Daily Mail Online reported.
Currently Mares is not allowed to see any of her children or have any contact at all with Peterson. Yet she maintains that is has all been worth it. “It is every bit worth it,’ she said. ‘If they lock me up for love then they lock me up. There is no way anybody could pull us apart, and I really do love him.
“It hurts he is far away. It hurts really bad. I wish I could see him, talk to him, but I can’t risk it.’
The Online report quoted the couple as saying they are willing to risk everything to be together and have decided to go public with their affair in a bid to raise awareness of Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) relationships.
GSA is defined as sexual attraction between close relatives, such as siblings or half-siblings, a parent and offspring, or first and second cousins, who first meet as adults. Mares said: “He is the love of my life and I don’t want to lose him. My kids love him, my whole family does. Nothing can come between us not courts, or jail, nothing.
“I have to be with him. When I get out of prison I will move out of Clovis to a state that allows us to be together.’
Incest is a crime in all 50 states of U.S., but the specifics of the laws and punishment vary greatly from state to state. Mother-of-nine Mares said she would even give up the right to see her other children if she was asked to choose between them and her lover.
The couple who currently live separately in Clovis, New Mexico and are banned from having any contact with each other by the courts, first embarked on their love affair towards the end of last year.
Mares was just 16 when she gave birth to Peterson whose pre-adoption name was Carlos and he was adopted as a baby. The 36-year-old, who didn’t raise Peterson, saw him for the first time in 18 years last Christmas when she picked him up at his adoptive father’s house in Texas and brought him to her home after the pair got in touch over Facebook.
The couple soon developed romantic feelings for each other and their relationship became sexual a few weeks later. “The first time I met my son in person I was so happy and excited I gave him a big hug,’ Mares said.’I went to go pick him up at his dad’s house in Texas.
“He gave me a call and asked me to pick him up, I got butterflies in my stomach. I met him outside and I knew it was him when he came towards me. He was crying and he gave me a hug. It was almost love at first sight but first it was mother love. He gave me a mother hug.
“He came home in the truck and came to live with me and we were both happy as mother and son.” Mares said that at first nothing happened but she then started getting these ‘crazy’ feelings.
She said it felt different because she didn’t raise him as her child yet after all these years he came back to her.
“It felt like I met somebody new in my life and I fell in love with him,” she explained.

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Fake Policeman Arrested In Ibadan, Charged To Court

A 29-year-old suspect, Emmanuel Anebeh, was on Wednesday docked at an Iyaganku Chief Magistrate’s’ Court in Ibadan over alleged impersonation.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Philip Amusan, told the court that the accused, of no fixed address, faced a two-count charge of impersonation and unlawful possession of a Police Warrant Card.

He said the accused committed the alleged offences on Aug. 14, at about 1:00 a.m. at the Ibadan/Ife Expressway at Egbeda, Ibadan.

Amusan alleged that the accused posed as a member of the Nigeria Police Force by unlawfully wearing a police uniform.

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White Suspect Charged With Murder In Attack On Black U.S. Church

A 21-year-old white man has been charged with nine counts of murder for an attack on a historic black South Carolina church, local police said on Friday, with media reporting that he had hoped his actions would incite a race war in the United States.

Dylann Roof is due to face a bail hearing later on Friday, where he will appear by video link and also face a charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, the Charleston Police Department said.

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