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Tennessee woman found brutally murdered inside counseling center, police say

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Police in Tennessee are investigating the “brutal murder” of a 50-year-old woman who was found dead Wednesday morning inside the counseling center where she worked, authorities said.

“Madison Precinct detectives are investigating the brutal murder of counselor Melissa Hamilton, 50, sometime overnight inside Crossroads Counseling, 521 Gallatin Pk S, where she worked,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department tweeted on Wednesday.

Hamilton’s body was found with obvious trauma, police added.

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The counseling center is located in Madison, Tenn., which is about 20 minutes from Nashville.

Hamilton was the assistant director at Crossroads Counseling, according to police.

Her husband woke up Wednesday morning and realized his wife had not returned home, police said, and that he called 911 around 6 a.m. Officers went to the counseling center shortly thereafter and found her body inside.

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Investigators said Hamilton facilitated a group session at Crossroads Counseling that ended at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. It was not uncommon for Hamilton to hold individual counseling following a group session, according to police.

Hamilton’s car was found parked near the front door of the center, police added.

The alleged murder took place in a counseling room toward the back of the building, Fox 17 reported.

Police are reportedly trying to identify who was in the group session on Tuesday night. Detectives are also interviewing Hamilton’s clients and going through files as part of their investigation, according to the station, which said officers are canvassing the area for surveillance footage, as well.

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A medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death, police said.

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Marine arrested for alleged human smuggling after Chinese woman found in car trunk

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A Marine stationed in Southern California was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempting to smuggle two Chinese women in the trunk of a car across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The unidentified junior-enlisted Marine was taken into custody at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego around 1:30 p.m., Marine spokesman Lt. Cameron Edinburgh said in a statement to Fox News.

The 20-year-old is assigned to the 1st Marine Division’s headquarters battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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Customs officials found the two women in the trunk of a 2007 Ford Mustang when the Marine was pulled aside for additional screening. Customs and Border Patrol officials are investigating the incident.

“The Marine is currently being held in civilian custody.,” Edinburgh said.”The determination as to the adjudicating authority has not yet been made.”

The Marine is expected to face federal charges, a CBP spokesperson said.

Edinburgh said the Marine has not served in the Southwest Border Support Mission, where U.S. troops are assisting border agents on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Monday’s arrest comes as several other Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton are facing human trafficking charges. Six out of two dozen Marines recently pled guilty to human trafficking and drug charges at military court-martials.

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Sixteen of the Marines charged were arrested in July during a battalion formation that has since been ruled unlawful and a violation of their rights.

In July, Border Patrol agents arrested two Marines, Lance Cpl. Byron Darnell Law II and Lance Cpl. David Javier Salazar-Quintero near the border when they were caught with three undocumented immigrants in the back seat of their vehicle.

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Virginia firefighter killed in Thanksgiving shooting shielded son in ‘last act of love’

A Virginia firefighter mistakenly killed on Thanksgiving while shielding her 5-year-old son from a spray of bullets has been praised for her “last act of love.”

Richmond Fire Department Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry, 33, was at the wrong place at the wrong time when a stray bullet struck her as she left the home of her boyfriend’s family, Hopewell Police Chief Kamran Afzal told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He said the apartment next door was the shooter’s intended target.

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Police responded at 11:39 p.m. and said they found Berry suffering from serious injuries. She was rushed to a hospital where she later died.

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Lt. Berry was not the shooter’s intended target, police said. (Richmond Professional Firefighters Association)

Police and family members have remembered Berry’s heroic final act in the days since her death.

“We believe she was shielding her child,” Afzal told the paper. “That’s what I’d expect from [a first responder]. Firefighters and police officers give up their lives for other people and don’t even think twice about it.”

Berry’s father, Waverly Berry, recalled telling his grandson how important his mother’s sacrifice was.

“[I told him] ‘Your mother’s last act of love, for you, was to push you down,” he told WTVR-TV. “[She pushed you down] for a reason. The good thing is that God put his covering over you, so that we could still have you.”

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Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, her cousin George Berry III said it was Ashley’s “motherly instinct” that let her protect her son from a “hail of gunfire.”

“She was a beloved mother of three and will forever be her children’s hero,” he said.

No arrests have been made in the case. It was unclear what relationship the shooter had with the residents of the neighboring apartment.

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Police said their only lead so far was a silver or gold SUV that was spotted speeding away from the area at the time of the shooting.

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Rikers Island guards failed to act for 7 minutes while detainee, 18, hanged himself: report

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Four New York City corrections officers were suspended this week after failing to intervene in an attempted suicide that left an 18-year-old inmate in a medically induced coma, a report revealed Tuesday.

Three officers and a captain were suspended after they failed to stop Nicholas Feliciano from hanging himself inside a Rikers Island jail cell last week, The New York Times reported, citing sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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The officers reportedly took seven minutes to intervene despite being able to watch Feliciano on a guard desk where officers can monitor inmate activity through video feeds. The guards were recorded themselves, on a separate video, failing to act.

An officer was also seen opening the door to the cell where the inmate was hanging and then closing it and walking away without ever having gone inside, the Times’ report continues.

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Department of Corrections Commissioner Cynthia Brann confirmed the four suspensions.

As of Tuesday Feliciano was being held in the Elmhurst Hospital Prison Ward, where he was on a respirator with no brain activity.

He had been arrested last month because of a parole violation.

New York City lawmakers voted in October to close the Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane.

Rikers Island has housed jail inmates since the 1930s and has long been accused of brutality.

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The jail complex saw hundreds of stabbings each year during the 1980s and early 1990s.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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North Carolina woman dies after her cigarette ignites oxygen tank, causing explosion

A North Carolina woman died Tuesday after her oxygen tank exploded — caused by an ignition from the cigarette she was smoking, investigators said.

Belinda Coble, 61, was being administered oxygen at her home in Zebulon, around 25 miles east of Raleigh, while she was smoking. The cigarette ignited the tank, sparking a small explosion and fire, according to officials.

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Coble’s husband was asleep in a separate room at the time of the incident, WNCN reported, citing the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. The sounds of the explosion and the smoke alarm reportedly woke him up and he quickly extinguished the small fire.

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Belinda Coble, 61, died at her North Carolina home on Tuesday while on oxygen, officials said. (iStock)

He called 911 and when emergency responders arrived at the scene, Coble was dead, the sheriff’s office said.

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Oxygen Concentrator Store, which supplies portable oxygen machines, wrote in a 2015 blog post that smoking while using an oxygen machine or being near one is dangerous, and urged people to avoid doing it.

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“If a spark catches the oxygen and has a fuel source, it will ignite and spread extremely fast,” the blog post read. “The ‘fuel source’ can be anything from a small patch of dry grass, a carpet, or your clothing or hair.”

Experts advise to keep a 10-foot radius between the oxygen tank and people who are smoking, “or from campfires or other open flames.”

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San Francisco neighborhood funds program to power wash feces off the sidewalks

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San Francisco’s Tenderloin District kicked off a new privately funded program Tuesday to increase the number of times its sidewalks are blasted with industrial-grade pressure washers from once a month to once a week following complaints of large amounts of human and animal feces littering the streets.

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The Tenderloin Community Benefit District, which is a non-profit neighborhood group, secured an additional $260,000 this year to essentially quadruple the number of times the neighborhood’s sidewalks are professionally cleaned a month, according to the program’s supervisor Matt Haney. Property owners within the district’s 30 square blocks helped fund the program as the neighborhood continues to be plagued by a large homeless population, San Francisco’s KPIX-TV reported.

“We all know that we need more foot patrols out here,” Haney said. “We need more homeless outreach out here. We need more bathrooms open, we need more trash cans. We want a clean, safe and healthy community for everyone who lives here and works here. This is a huge, huge step forward.”

The program launched this week is meant to bolster cleaning efforts already carried out by the city’s Department of Public Works, which steam cleans and uses fire hoses to wash the streets of the Tenderloin District every morning, Peter Lau, a spokesman for the department, told Kron 4.

Also under the new program, six members of the non-profit’s clean team will report to different sections of the neighborhood on a daily basis to sweep the sidewalks using new portable, cordless, power washing tools, KPIX reported.

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Last week, San Francisco mayor London Breed announced she would extend 24-hour staffing for three public restrooms set up three months ago under the “Pit Stop” pilot program until June 2020, Fox 2 San Francisco reported. Haney said only one of these restrooms serves the Tenderloin District. He called on the mayor to open more 24-hour restrooms in the neighborhood in order to help cut down on the number of “Code Brown” or 4-1-1 calls to Public Works and limit the amount of human waste left on the sidewalks.

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Arizona authorities find pants in search for girl, 6, who was swept away in creek: report

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Authorities in Arizona on Tuesday said they found pants that belonged to the missing 6-year-old who was swept away in her family’s truck last week but were not able to locate the girl.

Willa Rawlings went missing near the Tonto National Forest Friday afternoon after her family’s vehicle was swept away by floodwaters, a published report Tuesday said. The pants were located close to the truck’s location during the incident.

A backhoe-style excavation vehicle spent Monday morning dismantling the debris pile where the child’s shoe was located, but the girl’s body was not recovered, The Arizona Republic reported.

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Sgt. Matthew Binney, who was managing the search Monday, said receding water levels prevented searchers from using boats as they scoured the area downstream.

“They’re looking for any clues that they can find. Obviously, when things are washing downstream, we do see a lot of debris.”

— Sgt. Matthew Binney

Binney said searchers are looking for clothing and any supplies from the truck that could point to the girl’s location.

Speaking at the Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Virgil Dodd with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office said search crews had still not located the girl despite spending five days scouring Tonto Creek, the Republic reported.

He said the search was to be suspended Tuesday night at darkness and divers and sonar equipment could be used in Wednesday’s search effort.

Earlier in the day, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said during budget season the state will consider whether funding a bridge at the creek is feasible, the newspaper reported.

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Community members have wanted a bridge along the intermittent waterway near Roosevelt Lake for quite some time, but the $20 million price tag is out of reach for the county and was rejected multiple times by the federal government, the Republic reported.

“I was briefed by the sheriff yesterday on the situation, and we’re going to look at infrastructure needs,” Ducey said. “The first thing I want to say is, when you have inclement weather, if people will heed the warnings from the authorities, we’ll have a much better situation.”

Ducey said the “infrastructure needs of the state” will be examined, but he wants to look at all the priorities before they are presented in the budget, he said.”You’ll be seeing the budget soon enough,” he said, “The role of this position is protecting public health and public safety for all of us.”

State Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Republican from Snowflake, told Tuesday’s meeting she will ask Ducey’s office to fund the bridge project using the state surplus, the newspaper said.

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This Day in History: Dec. 4

On this day, Dec. 4 …

1991: Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, the longest-held of the Western hostages in Lebanon, is released after nearly seven years in captivity. 

Also on this day:

  • 1619: A group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrive at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va., where they hold a service thanking God for their safe arrival.
  • 1783: Gen. George Washington bids farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
  • 1867: The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also known as The Grange, is founded in Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of farmers.
  • 1875: William Marcy Tweed, the “Boss” of New York City’s Tammany Hall political organization, escapes from jail and flees the country.
  • 1945: The Senate approves U.S. participation in the United Nations by a vote of 65-7.
  • 1965: The United States launches Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell aboard on a two-week mission. (While Gemini 7 is in orbit, its sister ship, Gemini 6A, is launched on Dec. 15 on a one-day mission; the two spacecraft are able to rendezvous within a foot of each other.)
  • 1978: San Francisco gets its first female mayor as City Supervisor Dianne Feinstein is named to replace the assassinated George Moscone.
  • 1991: The original Pan American World Airways ceases operations.
  • 1995: The first NATO troops lands in the Balkans to begin setting up a peace mission that brings American soldiers into the middle of the Bosnian conflict.
  • 1996: The Mars Pathfinder lifts off from Cape Canaveral and begins speeding toward the red planet on a 310 million-mile odyssey. (It would arrive on Mars in July 1997.)
  • 2000: In a pair of legal setbacks for Al Gore, a Florida state judge refuses to overturn George W. Bush’s certified victory in Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court sets aside a ruling that had allowed manual recounts.
  • 2008: U.S. automakers draw fresh skepticism from lawmakers during a Senate Banking Committee hearing over their pleas for an expanded $34 billion rescue package they said was needed for them to survive. 
  • 2008: For the first time, an NFL game is broadcast live in 3-D to theaters in Boston, New York and Los Angeles.
  • 2017: Declaring that “public lands will once again be for public use,” President Trump scales back two sprawling national monuments in Utah; it is the first time in a half-century that a president had undone that type of land protection. 
  • 2017: The Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.  
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Two out of the four teens who escaped a Tennessee juvenile center captured by authorities

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Two out of the four teens who escaped a juvenile detention center in Tennessee over the weekend were captured outside of Nashville late Tuesday, according to police.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said on Twitter that 16-year-old Decorrius Wright and 15-year-old Calvin Howse were apprehended by the Juvenile Crime Task Force and Gang Unit detectives outside a condo complex in Madison, just northeast of Nashville.

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Juvenile Crime Task Force supervisor Lt. Blaine Whited said police are still searching for Morris Marsh and Brandon Caruthers, both 17. The four teens managed to escape a lockup at the Davidson County Juvenile Justice Center Saturday night.

Wright is one of five juveniles charged in the murder of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets, the frontman for the rock band Carverton who was fatally shot in an alley behind his home on Feb. 7. Police charged three girls and two boys with criminal homicide. They allegedly stole his wallet and demanded the keys to his vehicle. Wright allegedly was the one who shot the musician when he refused, WTVF reported.  

Marsh is accused of killing a 19-year-old named Charles Easley on April 8, according to authorities. Both Howse and Caruthers have been charged with armed robbery and gun possession in the past, investigators said. Howse was most recently arrested on Nov. 21 on charges of auto theft and gun possession, and Caruthers, jailed on armed robbery charges in August 2018, has been transferred to adult court. Caruthers made the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list Monday, according to WTVF.

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The four teens were part of a supervised work detail when the person overseeing them left the quartet unattended in order to deal with a fight that broke out in another part of the detention facility, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a news release. The group got onto an elevator that was left open and “used staff protocols to ride to the ground floor where they went through a series of doors and exited to the outside.”

Three employees were fired from the detention center for breaking protocol that led to the escape. One employee failed to check security cameras in the elevator before clearing it to travel to the unsecured ground floor, the Tennessean reported.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tennessee High Court refuses to re-examine blind death-row prisoner’s bias request

Two days before a Tennessee prisoner’s scheduled execution, the state’s Supreme Court has denied request for more time to consider the possible bias of a juror who helped hand down the original death sentence decades ago.

The state’s top justices ruled Tuesday that 53-year-old Lee Hall had exhausted his previous opportunities to appeal his case and the high court was not persuaded to create a “new, previously unrecognized procedure based on the facts of this case.”

“While the Court has previously created procedures to fill otherwise procedural voids … due process makes no such demand in this case. Mr. Hall is unlikely to convince the appellate courts to otherwise grant relief on this issue.”

— Tennesse Supreme Court ruling

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Hall is scheduled to die Thursday in the electric chair. It’s a method selected by three out of the five past death row inmates put to death since Tennessee started resuming executions in August 2018.

Hall’s attorneys contend that their client was deprived of his constitutional rights because the juror — simply known as “Juror A”— acknowledged she had failed to disclose during jury selection nearly 26 years ago that she had been raped and abused by her ex-husband.

This omission, Hall’s attorneys argue, deprived the 53-year-old Hall of a fair and impartial jury — a right protected in both the Tennessee and U.S. constitutions.

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request by blind death-row inmate Leroy Hall Jr., also known as Lee Hall, for the 1991 slaying of his estranged girlfirend Traci Crozier. Hall is scheduled for execution on Thursday. (Tennesse Department of Corrections via AP).

However, earlier this month, a Tennessee judge ruled that Hall failed to prove the juror was prejudiced against him.Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole determined that while the testimony about Hall’s actions may have reminded the juror about the abuse by her former husband, the judge wrote that the juror said any “hatred” she had toward Hall was “fleeting and did not affect her going forward.”

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The Supreme Court agreed with Poole, ruling that “the juror did not attempt to deceive the court or counsel and that any nondisclosure was unintentional.”

Justice Sharon Lee submitted the lone dissenting opinion.

“Finality is well and good, but should not trump fairness and justice,” Lee wrote. “The state should not electrocute Mr. Hall before giving him the opportunity for meaningful appellate review of the important constitutional issues asserted in his filings.”

Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr., has been on death row ever since being convicted for the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier. Hall set Crozier’s car on fire while she was still inside by filling a container with gasoline, stuffing a paper towel over the top, lighting it on fire and then throwing it into the car.

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The container exploded and Crozier received burns to more than 90% of her body. She died the next day in the hospital.”

Today the Tennessee Supreme Court held that the state can execute Lee Hall on Thursday, denying him the right to present evidence of unconstitutional jury bias to an appellate court that recently overturned a conviction on the same grounds,” said attorney John Spragens.

“This ruling is a rush to the electric chair.

“Neither the governor nor the court have responded to those requests.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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