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“American Idol” Winner Fantasia Barrino’s Nephew Tyquan Murdered

(Greensboro, NC) — Grammy Award and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino is mourning the loss of her teenaged nephew.

Tyquan Vonricco Washington—the son of Fantasia’s brother Ricco Barrino—was killed Tuesday morning at around 10.54 a.m. in Greensboro, North Carolina, reports Fox 8 News. The 18-year-old was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.

Washington was treated by emergency services in a residential area in Hyde Drive and was later transported to Moses Cone Hospital, where he died.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting followed a dispute between the victim and one other person.

The nature of the dispute is unclear right now.

Police have arrested 21-year-old Davis Lee White Junior for first-degree murder. No word yet on a motive. He was charged with first-degree murder and held at a Guilford county prison.


8-Year Old Cherish Perrywinkle Suffered Horribly At The Hands Of Her Rapist And Murderer, Graphic Details Leave Courtroom Shook

(Jacksonville, FL) – The rape, kidnapping and murder trial of  now 66-Year old Donald Smith continued Tuesday. And what the courtroom heard shook pretty much everyone present, some to the point of tears.

The graphic details of the rape and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle are unimaginable and what her accuser did following her death is just as awful. The medical examiner testified that Cherish had been raped to a point that her genitals were distorted.  Semen, reportedly was found in her vagina, anus and mouth.

Jacksonville.com reports, bruising, excessive tearing of tissue and broken blood vessels from hemorrhaging — were shown in photographs and explained in length to the jury Tuesday. Valerie Rao, the chief medical examiner for the 4th Judicial Circuit explained her findings from Cherish’s autopsy.308x174_JPG-SINGLE_3837231176779153305

“Bruising right here, right here, right here, a scratch here and a small bruise here,” she said pointing out just the left leg of Cherish.

Still left to show and describe to the jury were the bruises from excessive sucking on Cherish’s chest; the bruises on her buttocks; on her arms; her other leg; the ligature marks on her neck from the strangulation.

“There was tremendous force on her neck such that she could not breathe. She suffered swelling of the brain,” Rao said.

She explained how the vessels in the eyes are delicate and what happens to them when a person is being suffocated. On Monday, State Attorney Melissa Nelson said, “He gagged her, raped her, he sodomized her, then he strangled her. He gagged her with such force, her gums and nostrils bled. He strangled her with such force her eyeballs bled,” Nelson said. “Cherish did not die quickly, and she did not die easily. In fact, hers was a brutal and tortured death.”


As testimony continued, it was revealed that Smith’s jail conversations were recorded while the sex offender was awaiting trial.

Smith was asked about Cherish, “if she had some butt on her.”“She had a lot for a white girl,” Smith was recorded saying.

The audio as well as a recording of Smith saying that 12- to 13-year-old girls were his target and that he wouldn’t mind running into a particular girl at Walmart were the last pieces of the state’s evidence presented to the jurors before the state rested its case Tuesday afternoon. After a short recess, the defense rested its case too without calling any witnesses.

“I don’t want to testify,” Smith, 61, told Judge Mallory Cooper.


Rihanna’s 21-Year Old Cousin Murdered In Barbados The Day After Christmas

(Saint Michael, Barbados) – A joyous holiday has turned heartbreaking for superstar Rihanna. One day after spending Christmas with her family including her 21-year old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, the celebrity-entrepreneur is now preparing for a funeral.4798297C00000578-5214291-image-a-28_1514385336249The details are slim, but it appears her cousin was walking through the Eden Lodge Area of Saint Michael on the island when he was shot several times. There are reports that he was robbed, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

Alleyne was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a private vehicle but later succumbed to his injuries. There’s been an increase in gun violence on the Island with statistics tallying 22 of the 28 murders committed this year were due to gun violence. 479756A300000578-5214291-image-a-29_1514354423242Rihanna took to her instagram page to remember her cousin and call for more gun control. Another woman Tanella who appears to be his sister also paid tribute to the young man.

This story is still developing.


Guilty WITH Reasonable Doubt: Police Corruption and Jury Incompetence, Scott Peterson Has Been Sitting On Death Row For 12 Years Not Because He Murdered His Wife ..But Because He Cheated On Her

(SL) – As the 15th anniversary of Laci Peterson and her unborn child’s death approaches, A&E has been examining the case from top to bottom in a 6 episodes series that is both mind boggling and explosive.

It’s been happening for years, but never have I seen a case where a man was blatantly convicted and sentenced to death with ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE.


Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. The standard that must be met by the prosecution’s evidence in a criminal prosecution: that no other logical explanation can be derived from the facts except that the defendant committed the crime, thereby overcoming the presumption that a person is innocent until proven guilty.

Al Brocchini and Jon Buehler, former Modesto Police Department detectives who investigated the case; didn’t know who, how, when  or where Laci Peterson was murdered but pushed without a doubt that Scott Peterson was guilty.

The standards are clear and when you watch The Murder of Laci Peterson,  it’s obvious that they were left somewhere under a rock in the back of the Modesto Police Station. It is truly a tale of ‘TRUTH AND LIES”.

After what appeared to be a normal start to her day, 27-year old Laci Peterson disappeared.  It was Christmas Eve 2002. She was 8 months pregnant with the couple’s first child, a boy they planned on naming Connor.

After watching the series, it’s baffling how authorities willingly overlooked the facts of the case just to corner a personal agenda.

Continue reading Guilty WITH Reasonable Doubt: Police Corruption and Jury Incompetence, Scott Peterson Has Been Sitting On Death Row For 12 Years Not Because He Murdered His Wife ..But Because He Cheated On Her


Keith Tharpe Set To Be Executed Later This Month As It’s Revealed Juror Who Used The N-Word Voted For Death Because He’s Black

(SL) – According to one of the jurors assigned to Keith Tharpe’s case, he’s a ‘n…..’. And after serving 26 years on death row, Tharpe’s attorney is hoping that racial bias will save his client’s life.

It was a grisly crime indeed. Keith Leroy Tharpe, now 59, was sentenced to death in 1991 just three months after he allegedly murdered his sister-in-law (Jacqueline Freeman) and kidnapped and raped his estranged wife.



11 Alive reports,  according to court documents, Tharpe repeatedly threatened his wife and her family after she left him. One September morning, as Freeman and Tharpe’s wife were on their way to work, the 59-year-old used his car to force his wife’s off the road. It was there he got out of the car and, armed with a shotgun, forced Freeman to the back of the vehicle where he shot her twice.

After shooting the 29-year-old and rolling her body into a ditch, he kidnapped and raped his estranged wife.

During the sentencing phase of the trial, a Jones County jury voted unanimously for the death penalty.


After several petitions from Tharpe, the Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory Dozier finally set the execution date for Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Jackson County Prison

But now,  word that  during an interview, a juror told attorneys that he believes black people can be divided into two categories — “good black folks” and “n—–s,” could reverse the ruling.

The juror, reportedly, told attorneys he thought of Freeman’s family as “nice black folks” and said if her family “had been the type Tharpe is, then picking between life or death for Tharpe wouldn’t have mattered as much,” according to the motion.

The juror claims that he voted for the death penalty based only on the evidence, but Tharpe’s attorney believes his views on race were tied to his decision.

“Death sentences cannot be based on racial bias on even the part of one juror,” Kammer said. “It really undermines the appearance of and reality of fairness in death sentencing.”

Tharpe’s attorney, Brian Kammer, is asking a judge to take another look at Tharpe’s case.

If executed, Tharpe will be the 48th inmate put to death by lethal injection in Georgia.


20-Year Old James Alex Fields Jr. Arrested And Charged With Murder After Driving Car Into Crowd During Charlottesville Protest

(SL) – An arrest has been made after a 32-year old woman was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd during the Charlottesville protest.

That man20728134_10100203244490358_3110502668453021834_n has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr. A 20-year registered member of the Republican Party.

Fields is reportedly being held in Albermarle Charlottesville Regional Jail and is being charged with 1 count of 2nd degree murder, 3 counts of malicious wounding and 1 count of failure to stop in an accident resulting in death.



James Alex Fields Jr. (mugshot)

Surveillance Video Shows Attack On Bakari Henderson Continued After He Was Unconscious, 8 People Arrested

(SL) – Young, a recent graduate ready for the world. All of 22-year old Bakari Henderson’s dreams were cut short after cowards took his life in Greece.

The recent University of Arizona graduate, was in Bar Code with friends in Laganas, a tourist village on the island of Zakynthos, when another customer approached him. Reportedly, the confrontation quickly escalated to a fistfight, and the bar’s security guard asked the two to leave.

Bakari-Henderson10-1024x576The fight continued outside, where more people, including two bar employees, began punching Henderson with brass knuckles.

However, according to the Greek Security Division, the incident began at 3.15am Friday when Henderson had a minor altercation with the security guard at Bar Code.

The security guard and the barman are said to have chased Henderson out of the bar and began to beat him. Eight others are alleged to have joined in the assault.

Surveillance videos from nearby shops showed the suspects beating Henderson even after he was unconscious. Henderson died at a hospital.

Eight people have been arrested and will be charged in connection with Henderson’s death, the news agency reported.

A 32-year-old from Serbia and a 34-year-old from Greece were arrested shortly after the fight. Six others, all from Serbia were arrested after police raided the hotel where they were staying.

Henderson’s family said he was in Greece to do a photo shoot for his new clothing line.


He attended the University of Arizona on a full academic scholarship and graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in business finance and entrepreneurship, along with a certificate in sports management.

He also had internships with the Texas legislature, including the House speaker’s office, his family said.

“As you can imagine, our family is devastated by the recent loss of our beloved son Bakari Jaward Henderson,” his family said in the statement, adding later: “Bakari loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, and meeting new people. He was a big thinker and enjoyed coming up with new business ventures. Bakari was an inspiration to all he met. He loved life to the fullest.”


{Video} Tupac Shakur’s Cousin William Lesane Sits Down With Sytonnia For Candid Interview About The Icon, All Eyez On Me, The Rape Charge and More!

(SL) – SytonniaLIVE is back with season 2! Episode 1 features a 3-part interview with Tupac Shakur’s cousin William Lesane! If you missed it on Comcast/Xfinity check it out here!

Sytonnia LIVE airs Tuesday nights at Midnight on Comcast/Xfinity Chs. 25 & 26.




{Video} Full Dashcam Video Released In Philando Castile Shooting

(SL) – A new video of Philando Catstile’s death has been released from the view of the police car dashcam.

Castile supporters were left stunned by the not guilty verdict of Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who took all of 74 seconds to take the young man’s life. Castile was traveling with his girlfriend and her daughter when they were pulled over because the brake lights were out.

Yanez then asks Castile for his driver’s license and insurance.

castile5n-2-webCastile hands over the cards and says, “Sir, I do have to tell you I do have a firearm on me.” Yanez calmly responds, “Okay. Don’t reach for it then.” His voice rises suddenly and he yells, “Don’t pull it out. Don’t pull it out.”

Seven shots were fired into the vehicle. Five hit Castile and all while Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her daughter were in the car.  Dashcam video also shows the young girl running out of the car and into the arms of another police officer who was also in the line of fire when Yanez unloaded and stepped out of the way.

Castile’s gun was registered. Castile was a cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Cover Up? No Drugs Found In Aaron Hernandez’s System, Current Estate Valued At $0

(SL) – There’s something very off about the death of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez.

The body of the ex-pro reportedly did not contain any traces of drugs, according to toxicology reports.

After Hernandez’s body was found hanging from a sheet in his cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts earlier this month, authorities ruled it out as a suicide. Claims soon surfaced that he could’ve smoked synthetic marijuana before allegedly killing himself, but those reports have been refuted.

54741651Sources say the tests performed as part of Hernandez’s autopsy showed he hadn’t used any illegal drugs or synthetic marijuana ‘K2’.

The toxicology results came around the same time Hernandez’s close jailhouse friend and alleged lover Kyle Kennedy said he would not be surprised if the synthetic drug played some part in his death, according to the Boston Herald.  And speaking of Kennedy, none of the letters released have indicated that there was anything outside of a friendship going on between the two.

Kennedy is serving 3-5 years for armed robbery. Hernandez reportedly requested to be housed with Kennedy in his cell, but was denied. That’s no indication that anything was going on between the two. A lot of prisoners complain about not having a cellmate in isolation.

Hernandez  reportedly wrote suicide notes to his fiancee, daughter, and Kennedy, who allegedly was put on suicide watch after his death. It’s being reported that the notes were tucked next to a Bible that was opened to verse 3:16 – the words of which were also written on his forehead in red ink.

The Daily Mail reports, it has been speculated that Hernandez’s sexual orientation may have been a motive for the murder of Odin Loyd, for which he was imprisoned. In April 2015, Hernandez was convicted for shooting and killing Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, on June 17, 2013.

Lloyd may have known that Hernandez was carrying on an affair with a male friend who was forced to testify before the grand jury in the Lloyd case.

Five days before he died, he had been acquitted in a double-murder. His death came on the same day his former teammates visited the White House after winning their fifth Super Bowl.

There are also reports that a civil fight could be brewing with family members of the victims wanting to cash in on a portion of the estimated 3.5 million that could be released to his estate from the NFL.  However, currently the estate is valued at $0.