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The Nicest Guy: Good Samaritan Killed After Woman Reportedly Became Upset When He Didn’t Pay For Her Meal

(Gainesville, FL) – Craig Arttez Brewer, 41, was paying it forward early Sunday morning at a Waffle House in Gainesville, Fl on West Newberry Rd near the University of Florida.

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Reportedly, one young lady became upset that Brewer hadn’t paid for her food and the young man that she was with, 25-year old Ezekiel Hicks, allegedly grew angry as well.

“The victim was engaging folks at the restaurant, and there was a disagreement with a female customer,” said Lt. Brett Rhodenizer, according to The Gainesville Sun.

Authorities say that’s when Hicks confronted Brewer and the two got into an argument.

Brewer’s cousin, Rasheeda Johnson told WGFL that Craig was just helping others and she still doesn’t understand why Ezekiel was so angry.

On the first 911 call, a Waffle House employee said they needed help with a large group of about 30-40 people that were arguing with each other.  She told the dispatcher that it hadn’t gotten physical yet and no weapons were present but that they needed help controlling the situation.

All that changed within minutes.

According to reports, Hicks went and got a gun out of his car.  At least one person tried to stop him from going back inside, but he went anyway.  Upon reentry, he confronted Brewer and within seconds it turned physical and Hicks pulled a gun from his pants, believed to be a 9mm, and shot Brewer in the head.

Officers were already en route and arrived just moments after Brewer was shot.  Ezekiel ran off but apparently didn’t get too far.  He was arrested near the scene. Brewer’s cousin says she tried to help him, but his injuries were too severe.

“When he shot him I instantly tried to stop the bleeding,” Johnson said. “That’s all I was really focusing on trying to stop the bleeding. Maybe I could save him, maybe I could help him. But there was nothing I could really do.”

Before EMS arrived, police had already covered Brewer with a white sheet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The whole situation was caught on surveillance video and is naturally being used as evidence. Ezekiel Hicks was arrested and charged with premeditated first degree murder and carrying an unlicensed firearm.

He’s being held without bond.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Brewer’s children. You can donate here.

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Frazee To Be Tried On Murder, Other Charges In Berreth Disappearance

(Cripple Creek, CO-AP) –– A key witness says a Colorado man fatally beat his fiancee to death with bat. That revelation came to light after a judge yesterday decided there is enough evidence to try Patrick Frazee  on murder and other charges connected to the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth.

The judge made the decision yesterday after a probable cause hearing. Investigators say an Idaho nurse told them that Frazee confessed to beating and killing the Woodland Park mom with a baseball bat and then burning her body with gasoline and oil on his ranch. Krystal Kenney also said Frazee collected and dumped the remains, and ordered her to help clean up the crime scene. An arraignment hearing for Frazee is set for April 8th.

Jury Selection Starts Today For Trial Of James Fields

(Charlottesville, VA-AP) — Jury selection is underway for the trial of the man accused of driving his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year.

Twenty-one-year-old self-described neo-Nazi James Fields Junior is charged with first-degree murder and other charges for the car attack, which killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured almost three dozen others. He faces up to life in prison.

Angela Simmons’ Ex-Fiance And Son’s Father Murdered In Atlanta

(Atlanta, Ga) – Sad news for the Simmons’ family today as it’s being reported that a man shot and killed in SW Atlanta has been identified as Angela Simmons’ ex-fiance and child’s father.

Details are slim but according to reports, Tennyson was shot multiple times around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the garage of a building located in the 600 block of Jewel Drive SW. Some outlets are reporting that the address is Tennyson’s residence.

Atlanta Police say the shooting happened as a result of an argument between at least two people.

Simmons paid tribute to Sutton on her Instagram page posting pics and videos of them together with their child Sutton Tennyson Jr.

“Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift. I ]’m hurting. I’m numb. Thank you for the out pouring of love everyone. I can’t believe I’m even saying Rest In Peace Sutton. I promise to hold SJ down in every way I promise.”

Angela is the daughter of Rev. Run of the legendary group Run DMC. Sutton was only 37 years old. No arrests have been made.

Prayers to Angela, SJ and Sutton’s family.

Five Arrested In Killing Of Bronx Teen

(Bronx, NY) – Five people are under arrest in the brutal murder of a Bronx teenager. Speaking with NY1, the victim’s mother said she is heartbroken by his senseless death.

lesandro-guzman-feliz-picTwo of the suspects in the killing of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz were taken into custody in the Bronx. Three others were in Paterson, NJ. Police say more arrests are expected. The five are allegedly members of a Dominican gang known as Trinitarios.

Guzman-Feliz was hacked to death in a bodega on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue with a machete and knives in what officials believe was a case of mistaken identity. The teen was a member of the NYPD’s Explorers youth program and wanted to become a detective.

A wake is being held today and tomorrow, a funeral on Wednesday, for the Bronx teenager murdered in a machete attack

CAUGHT: Eight Gang Members Who Dragged Teen Out Of Bodega And Murdered Him IN CUSTODY

(Bronx, NY) – Eight of the suspects caught on camera butchering 15-year old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman Feliz outside of Zesarina Grocery are now in custody after police say they apprehended two men in the Bronx and three others in Patterson, NJ.

The murder of the young boy caught world wide attention with many posting names and images of the suspects on line to help facilitate their arrests. Considering that members of the Trinitarios gang reached out to family members to apologize, it’s no surprise it didn’t take long for police to find the killers.  This after news that it could’ve have been over a sex video and mistaken identity.

The video, which completely rips at your heart, shows the teen being dragged out of the bodega by two men while two other men working inside the store seemingly do nothing but shoo them away to make sure they leave. That’s where the nightmare began.

The men pull Junior around the corner and instantly attack him. Two of the murderers were armed with machetes while three others had knives. A sixth man captured on video had his face covered. lesandro-guzman-feliz-155503

The savage attack lasts for less than 30 seconds and Junior is hacked and stabbed violently over and over again. When the teen is close to escaping one of the suspects appears to slice his throat from behind. Witnesses looking down on the scene yelled at the attackers to stop as Junior gets up and runs back towards the entrance of the store before coming back to the scene with blood gushing from his neck.

During the attack, a couple walking down the street, look on but do nothing. And one of the men who was operating the store peeps around the corner and sees the teen being stabbed to death….but again does nothing.

The youngster ran about a block up the road where more video shows him dying on the steps of a building directly across from St. Barnabas Hospital where people believe he was running to get help but couldn’t make it. Drenched in blood, surprisingly, he was still alive at that moment but later succumbed to his injuries.

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Officers said with his dying breath, the 15-year-old asked for some water, according to ABC 7 New York.

Feliz’s mom says he left the apartment briefly to meet a friend and loan him 5 dollars. His mother told him to come right back and he never did. One has to wonder if the ‘friend’ set him up.

Junior’s brother-in -law, 19-year old Derek Grullon and his wife, Junior’s  sister, say they have heard directly from members of the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang known for violence.

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The suspects: One report claims the man on the bottom left was turned in by his mother as he attempted to escape to the Dominican Republic.

‘They said, ‘We had the wrong person.” She got a two-minute video mea culpa via Snapchat, he told the NY Post, in which the gang leader ‘said they kicked all of them out of the gang.’

The wrong person? The mistaken identity involves a sex video of a young woman having intercourse with another man while another guy live streams it.  The woman is aware that she is being taped, covering her face with a shirt at times while participating.

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The guy on the left live streamed the sex video. Junior is on the right. 

It is believed that one suspect is still out there.  Junior’s mother hopes neighbors will boycott the Bodega where it happened. Two operators of the store, one believed to be the owner, did nothing to help Jr. He all but helped the men drag Junior out of the store and to his death. Heartbreaking, considering the teen’s mom said the store’s owner knows her son very well and watched him grow up.

A go fund me page was setup to help the family with expenses. $15K was requested…almost $140K has been donated in 3 days. Rapper Cardi B donated $8K. Click on the link to contribute! Justice For Junior!

 

Clout Chasing: Death Of Rapper XXXTentacion Is Another Example Of How Social Media Brings Out The Lame In People

(SL) – When the death of 20-year old XXXTentacion was reported, fingers were immediately pointed at different potential suspects that could’ve had something to do with the young rapper’s murder.

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Soldier Kidd (Left), XXXTentacion (Center) and Soldier JoJo (Right)

While one of the accused, Soldier Kidd, was quick to deny any involvement in the shooting death of rap music’s next big star, one particular individual couldn’t bear the thought of someone getting recognition for something ‘his crew did’. So much so, that the man took to social media to post a video claiming responsibility for the latest tragedy to shock the culture.

The idea of not being attached to the mass attention encircling the murderous event emboldened this individual so much that he implicated himself, putting his freedom and life on the line to secure credit for the egregious act.

**WARNING – STRONG LANGUAGE**

In one of the most ignorant posts I’ve ever seen, the young man, draped in a ridiculous red wrap, aggressively claims it was him and his crew who murdered the 2017 Member of XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class and questioned the audacity of anyone else to identify himself/themselves as the shooter. The below image featuring Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo and a red mask (part of the suspect’s description) is what made people originally suspicious of the duo. But the guy in red wasn’t about to let that thought linger for too long.

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The red mask featured in the Instagram post made XXXTentacion fans suspicious as the suspect was described as wearing a red mask. 

Saying defiantly and I quote, “And you bit**-*ss boys claiming this body. Y’all know y’all ain’t do that sh** man. Real talk, y’all know who did that sh** man. Y’all need to stop lying on bodies. Y’all know we did that sh**, man.”

The idiot went on to implicate himself in even more crimes including other murders, robberies and felony type behavior that will earn him a one-way ticket to death row.  And for what????? Clout. Attention. Likes.

Then, there’s the unknown rapper out of Georgia who literally edited a post to make it look as if he knew beforehand that XXXtentacion was going to get shot the day before he was murdered.

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Georgia Rapper edits posts to project shooting of chart ranking rapper XXXTentacion

A few people saw the post for what it was but not before it was shared over 20,000 times.

 

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Edit history shows the content of the original post was changed two hours after news of XXXTentacion’s murder 

And for what??? Clout. Attention. Likes. Then there was another wannabe rapper Yung Mac who posted “200 likes and I’ll upload the video of XXXTentacion saying he is not dead.” He included a little promo for himself in the process.

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FRAUD: Georgia man claims to have false video of XXXTentacion saying he isn’t dead following rapper’s murder.

I don’t know which is wore the blatant attempt to mislead some of XXXTentacion’s fans into thinking that he wasn’t really dead or the almost 200 people that actually liked the foolishness.

CBS News with the help of Manhattan based clinical psychologist, relationship expert and social media guru Joseph Cilona took a look at what your facebook posts say about you noting that..

OUTSIDE OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT, WORKING INTERESTS OR CONTENT SHARING…You need social validation and attention if…

… you share viral content that everyone’s buzzing about.

“These individuals are often extremely concerned with attention and social validation. They are likely to be less interested in the actual content itself, and more interested in having an audience and how the audience receives and responds to the information,” Cilona says. “These kinds of needs and issues are similar to those who are attracted to becoming performers of some sort to gain the interest and captivate attention of an audience.”

You have a poor self-image if…

… you constantly post about how awesome, cool or fabulous you are.

“The irony with excessive status-seeking, self-aggrandizing posting [such as if you went to a fabulous party or had a blast at a particular event] is that it is a very strong indication of poor self-image, low self-confidence and an excessive need for approval, validation and recognition from others,” Cilona says. “There is often a dependence on outside approval to maintain a positive self-image and worth.”

This kind of posting pattern is also associated with narcissistic tendencies, including superficial relationships, lack of substance and manipulation, Cilona adds.

These observations can also be true if you’re a constant name-dropper.

You’re bored, lame or both if…

… you constantly update your Facebook profile with mindless things like stuff you watched on TV or what you ate today.

“Frequent and primarily banal updates can indicate a need for distraction from boredom, unpleasant tasks, or troublesome feelings and thoughts. This kind of behavior can also indicate a need for attention and validation combined with a more passive and introverted personality,” explains Cilona. “It’s also important to remember the obvious: someone whose updates consistently lack substance might simply be below average in creativity, originality and intelligence.”

 

 

Boyfriend Of Morgan Freeman’s Slain Kin Convicted

(New York, NY) – The boyfriend of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter is guilty of stabbing her to death. Thirty-three-year-old Lamar Davenport was found guilty of knifing 33-year-old E’Dena Hines outside the couple’s West 162nd apartment building in Washington Heights in August of 2015.nintchdbpict000403102889-e1525725365872During the trial, Davenport revealed Freeman had a sexual relationship with his adopted granddaughter, however Freeman has denied those claims. Davenport is scheduled to be sentenced May 29th and could get 25 years in prison.

Ethan Couch, Who Use ‘Affluenza’ Defense, Out Of Jail

(Fort Worth, TX) – The 20-year-old man who invoked the “affluenza” defense after a deadly crash is now free. Ethan Couch was released from a jail near Dallas today after serving two years for a revoked probation.

Couch was 16 when he struck and killed four people in June of 2013, and is now just over a week away from his 21st birthday. A psychologist testified during his manslaughter trial that Couch’s irresponsibility was the result of his family’s wealth, calling it “affluenza.” Tonya Couch, Ethan’s mother, is awaiting trial on charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering after fleeing to Mexico with her son in 2015.

“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.