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Baltimore defendant throws metal water pitcher, strikes judge in head after receiving life term: reports

A judge in Baltimore required medical treatment Wednesday after a defendant she had just sentenced to life in prison grabbed a metal water pitcher and threw it, striking the judge in her forehead, according to reports.

Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Keyes Heard didn’t lose consciousness but required unspecified medical attention, the Baltimore Sun reported. Details on her medical condition were not available.

The defendant, Travis Burroughs, 36, had just received a sentence of life behind bars, with all but 70 years suspended, following his conviction in November on sodomy and false imprisonment charges, according to the Sun.

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He was immediately taken to be additionally charged with assault in connection with the pitcher incident, authorities said.

“We are the enforcement arm of the court, and we will not allow anyone to assault or intimidate any of the judiciary officers here,” Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office, told the Sun. “We take this matter tremendously seriously. We will protect this court house and all of the individuals herein.”

Burroughs had been convicted and sentenced last year on second-degree rape, assault and false imprisonment, the newspaper reported.

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Travis Burroughs, 36, was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars, with all but 70 years suspended, following his conviction in November on sodomy and false imprisonment charges, authorities say.

The attorney representing Burroughs could not be reached for comment, the Sun reported.

Tapp-Harper said a sheriff’s deputy and a corrections officer were in the courtroom at the time of the incident and quickly subdued the defendant. She added that the sheriff’s office would be reviewing the case to determine what changes, if any, would be needed in its security procedures to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.

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“After every incident, we always critique the matter to see what we can do better,” she told the Sun.

Burroughs is expected to return to court in January in connection with allegations that he assaulted a corrections employee last May, Baltimore’s WBAL-TV reported.

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Maine mother charged with daughter’s murder detailed abuse in police recordings

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BELFAST, MAINE (AP) – Maine state prosecutors played police recordings of a mother admitting to severely beating her 10-year-old daughter during a murder trial in the child’s death.

Jurors in Belfast on Tuesday heard Sharon Carrillo admit in a police interview to abusing her daughter, Marissa Kennedy, who was found beaten to death at a home in 2018 in Stockton Springs, The Portland Press Herald reported.

Sharon Carrillo faces 25 years to life in prison on a charge of depraved indifference murder. The girl’s stepfather, Julio Carrillo, was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the same case.

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In the recordings, Sharon Carrillo is heard telling detectives that Marissa’s punishments grew more severe because she continued to act out. She said she would strike her daughter with a belt repeatedly, and her husband hit Marissa with a mop handle so hard that it broke.

The couple didn’t seek medical help until Marissa’s nose and mouth started bleeding, Sharon Carrillo said. The mother also described how she and her husband planned to say Marissa had harmed herself while she was alone in the basement the night before she died.

On the recording, Sharon Carrillo sometimes appears calm and sometimes can be heard sobbing.

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“She didn’t deserve to get beaten to death,” Sharon Carrillo said at one point.

The defense contends Sharon Carrillo gave a false confession because both she and her daughter were victims of abuse at the hands of Julio Carrillo. Her lawyers claim Julio Carrillo was solely responsible for the girl’s death.

But prosecutors say she is just as guilty as her estranged husband.

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The state medical examiner’s office concluded the girl was a victim of battered child syndrome.

Before the trial began, Sharon Carrillo’s attorney sought to have her declared incompetent, but the judge ruled her competent enough to stand trial.

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New York City college student found with fatal stab wounds in Manhattan park

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A Barnard College student was discovered brutally stabbed after a robbery gone horribly awry inside a park in upper Manhattan on Wednesday, sources said.

Tessa Majors, 18, was found by a school security guard inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive at around 5:30 p.m., according to police sources.

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Sources said that the woman was beaten and stabbed by a group 3 or 4 men at the bottom of the stairs on a landing.

“We mourn this devastating murder of an extraordinary young woman and member of our community,” Barnard president Sian Leah Beilock said in a statement Wednesday night. “Tessa was just beginning her journey at Barnard and in life.”

A trail of blood was found in the park as Majors apparently tried to make her way back up the stairs towards Morningside Ave after the brutal encounter, sources said.

Preliminary information suggested that Majors was stabbed several times in face, neck, and under her arm after she put up a fight when the men tried to rob her, sources added.

Majors was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where she died.

A security guard post was nearby but sources said that the guard was on patrol at the time of the stabbing.

The school president, Beilock, called the incident “an unthinkable tragedy that has shaken us to our core.”

She added: “Please know that we are all grieving together and I am thinking of you as we process this awful news as a community.”

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North Carolina deputies find $3M in pork barrels possibly bound for Mexico

Authorities in North Carolina discovered $3 million in suspected drug money possibly being hauled to Mexico in containers filled with raw pork shoulders over the weekend.

A deputy with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office stopped the driver of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 on Saturday for failing to stay in the lane and impeding traffic.

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In this December 2019 photo provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in Shelby, N.C., approximately $3 million in cash, wrapped in plastic, is displayed near the barrels of raw pork shoulder in which it was discovered in. North Carolina deputies recovered the barrels on Dec. 7 from a tractor-trailer they pulled over. (Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

A K-9 alerted deputies to the trailer, the sheriff’s office said. A search of the vehicle revealed the cash wrapped in plastic inside large barrels.

Authorities suspect the money was obtained from drug sales in the region and headed to Mexico, Sheriff Alan Norman said.

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North Carolina authorities found $3 million in suspected drug money during a traffic stop.  (Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office)

“It’s one of the largest U.S. currency seizures in Cleveland County history,” Norman told the Shelby Star.

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The Justice Department has been called in to assist with the investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

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Mexico’s ex-public security secretary arrested in US, accused of taking millions in bribes from ‘El Chapo’ cartel

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, has been arrested in the U.S. on charges of taking millions of dollars in bribes from the cartel controlled by ruthless drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Garcia Luna, 51, who now lives in Florida, was arrested Monday in Dallas. The charges against him were contained in an indictment unsealed Tuesday in New York.

“Garcia Luna stands accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes from ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel while he controlled Mexico’s Federal Police Force and was responsible for ensuring public safety in Mexico,” Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said. “Today’s arrest demonstrates our resolve to bring to justice those who help cartels inflict devastating harm on the United States and Mexico, regardless of the positions they held while committing their crimes.”

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Genaro García Luna when he was Mexico’s Secretary of Public Security. (UNIVERSAL/Roberto Armocida/RCC)

Garcia Luna was Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012, a role that put him in charge of Mexico’s war against the drug cartels in thousands have died.

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The president at the time was Felipe Calderon, who said on Twitter Tuesday that he learned of Garcia Luna’s arrest on social media and was unaware of the details.

“My position will always be in favor of justice and the law,” he said.

Garcia Luna was accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes from El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel from 2001 to 2012, a period that covers the years when he was Mexico’s top federal police official.

In exchange, Garcia Luna provided protection to the cartel for its drug trafficking activities, prosecutors say.

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A news release from Donoghue’s office said that on two occasions, the Sinaloa cartel personally delivered bribe payments to Garcia Luna in briefcases containing between three and five million dollars.

According to financial records obtained by the government, by the time Garcia Luna relocated to the United States in 2012, he had amassed a personal fortune of millions of dollars, the news release said.

During El Chapo’s trial in Brooklyn, former cartel member Jesus Zambada testified that he personally made at least $6 million in hidden payments to Garcia Luna.

Zambada told the jury the cash was delivered during two meetings at a restaurant in Mexico between the start of 2005 and the end of 2007.

Garcia Luna denied the claims.

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In July, El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison on drug smuggling charges.

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Mexico’s ex-public security secretary arrested in US, accused of taking millions in bribes from ‘El Chapo’ cartel

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, has been arrested in the U.S. on charges of taking millions of dollars in bribes from the cartel controlled by ruthless drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Garcia Luna, 51, who now lives in Florida, was arrested Monday in Dallas. The charges against him were contained in an indictment unsealed Tuesday in New York.

“Garcia Luna stands accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes from ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel while he controlled Mexico’s Federal Police Force and was responsible for ensuring public safety in Mexico,” Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said. “Today’s arrest demonstrates our resolve to bring to justice those who help cartels inflict devastating harm on the United States and Mexico, regardless of the positions they held while committing their crimes.”

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Genaro García Luna when he was Mexico’s Secretary of Public Security. (UNIVERSAL/Roberto Armocida/RCC)

Garcia Luna was Secretary of Public Security from 2006 to 2012, a role that put him in charge of Mexico’s war against the drug cartels in thousands have died.

MEXICAN PRESIDENT DEFENDS RETREAT OF SECURITY FORCES, RELEASE OF EL CHAPO’S SON

The president at the time was Felipe Calderon, who said on Twitter Tuesday that he learned of Garcia Luna’s arrest on social media and was unaware of the details.

“My position will always be in favor of justice and the law,” he said.

Garcia Luna was accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes from El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel from 2001 to 2012, a period that covers the years when he was Mexico’s top federal police official.

In exchange, Garcia Luna provided protection to the cartel for its drug trafficking activities, prosecutors say.

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A news release from Donoghue’s office said that on two occasions, the Sinaloa cartel personally delivered bribe payments to Garcia Luna in briefcases containing between three and five million dollars.

According to financial records obtained by the government, by the time Garcia Luna relocated to the United States in 2012, he had amassed a personal fortune of millions of dollars, the news release said.

During El Chapo’s trial in Brooklyn, former cartel member Jesus Zambada testified that he personally made at least $6 million in hidden payments to Garcia Luna.

Zambada told the jury the cash was delivered during two meetings at a restaurant in Mexico between the start of 2005 and the end of 2007.

Garcia Luna denied the claims.

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In July, El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison on drug smuggling charges.

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Wisconsin teen shot by police after wielding pellet gun at student says he was ‘tired of being picked on’

A Wisconsin high school student who was shot by police last week said he was “tired of being picked on” when he pointed what initially appeared to be a real gun at another student’s head.

Tyrone Smith, now 18, told police he brought two pellet guns to Waukesha South High School on Dec. 2 to scare the students who picked on him – or might pick on him in the future – and that “other kids would hear about this and be scared,” according to a criminal complaint filed Monday and obtained by FOX6 Milwaukee.

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Smith’s actions frightened his fellow students along with school officials, who placed the building on lockdown in what Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly later described as a “terrifying day.”

The exact circumstances that led to the gun incident were disputed, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing the complaint. A 17-year-old boy told police he had asked Smith about his plans for his 18th birthday when he became angry. Smith said his friend had thrown his cellphone across the room and that he was tired of being picked on.

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Police said a second pellet gun was found in Smith’s backpack, according to the complaint. (AP / Google Earth)

The incident unfolded at about 10:15 a.m. after a student reported to school officials that a male student brought a handgun to the school, located roughly 20 miles west of Milwaukee, police said.

The school resource officer responded to the classroom to help get students to safety. But as tensions escalated, Waukesha Police Officer Brady Esser, an 11-year veteran, entered the room and told Smith: “I need you to take your hands out of your pockets very slowly with nothing in your hands, OK man?”

But Smith, who wasn’t complying with police, quickly took his hands out of his sweatshirt pocket still holding the gun, the complaint said. Esser fired three shots, striking Smith once in the leg and twice in the arm. The complaint said Smith pointed the gun, which was later identified as a pellet gun, at officers and Esser had feared for his life.

Smith made his initial court appearance on Monday. He was charged as an adult with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and dangerous weapons on school premises.

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Smith told police “he was sorry, and he knew it was wrong to bring a gun to school and he would not do it again,” the complaint said.

He was released on a $15,000 signature bond and was ordered to have no contact with any Waukesha South students, the Journal Sentinel reported.

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He is due back in court Dec. 17. If convicted, he could serve 10 years in prison and face up to $25,000 in fines, according to the paper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida teen jailed after allegedly stabbing boyfriend in hospital bed with surgical scissors: report

An 18-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla., woman will contest a felony charge after police say she stabbed her boyfriend with a pair of surgical scissors while he lay in a hospital bed, a report Tuesday said.

Taniea D. Sherrod faces a single charge of aggravated battery with a weapon after the alleged Nov. 19 incident at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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Sherrod’s unidentified boyfriend was lying in a hospital bed with Sherrod at his side when an argument ensued concerning “suspected infidelity,” police said.

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Tania D. Sherrod, 18, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was arrested on Dec. 4 for a Nov. 19 incident in which she is charged with stabbing her boyfriend multiple times as he lay in a hospital bed. (Pinellas County Jail)

She became “irate” when her boyfriend would not permit her see his phone, the Times reported. As the argument continued, Sherrod “picked up a pair of surgical scissors in the hospital room and began stabbing her boyfriend in the right thigh causing multiple puncture wounds,” the police report said.

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There was no indication why the boyfriend was in the hospital.

Sherrod was arrested on Dec. 4 and booked in the Pinellas County jail on a felony charge of aggravated domestic battery with a deadly weapon. She was being held Monday in lieu of $15,000 bail, the Times reported.

A written plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf.

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‘Big Brother’ Spain contestant says she was sexually assaulted, forced by producers to watch footage

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A female contestant on Spain’s version of “Big Brother,” known as “Gran Hermano” in the European country, says she was sexually assaulted by a male contestant on the show and was made to watch footage of the incident by producers.

Carlota Prado, 26, detailed her allegations in the Spain-based publication El Confidencial. She explains that she was sexually abused by Jose Maria Lopez, whom she was in a relationship with on the show, after a night of partying with alcohol provided to the contestants.

Lopez, 26, has denied forcing himself on Prado in late November 2017, according to the BBC. Prado, however, was shown footage the following day, allegedly depicting Lopez taking her to bed because she was very intoxicated. After he tried to initiate sex, she reportedly said “No I can’t,” before passing out. Lopez is accused of forcing intercourse with her anyway.

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The following morning, Lopez and Prado had breakfast together and he explained to her that he simply took care of her the night before after she got too drunk. Soon after, producers made the decision to banish Lopez from the house due to his conduct and to confront Prado with footage of the alleged incident.

The BBC notes that she was called into the show’s Diary Room, where contestants conduct solo interviews. Producers played the footage of the previous night’s events, prompting Prado to sob and ask that the video be stopped. However, she alleges it continued to play despite her numerous pleas.

Prado asked if she could speak with Lopez, but was denied given that he’d been banished. The outlet reports she was discouraged from talking about the incident with her other housemates as well but was given support from a psychologist by the team behind the scenes as well as time in a hotel room to process the incident.

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The producers behind “Gran Hermano” did not show the footage to anyone else and turned it over to authorities afterward. Still, they have been criticized for not acting faster to possibly prevent the abuse from happening as well as the sensational way in which they revealed the incident to Prado.

“They allowed him to stay by my side many hours when they had sufficient proof to get him out immediately and then decide what to do with him,” she told the Spanish-language newspaper El Confidencial (via People).

She added: “I cannot understand how the program allowed this.”

A statement provided to the BBC through Endemol Shine Group, the company behind the “Big Brother” format, said that protocols are in place for these kinds of situations and that they were followed once “the production team on duty overnight became suspicious of an incident and escalated it to the show’s executive producers.”

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People notes that an investigating judge has decided to open a criminal case into the incident between Lopez and Prado.

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Tiny phones hidden in Nike sneakers intercepted at Oklahoma detention facility

An Oklahoma inmate’s special Christmas delivery was thwarted last week after prison staff intercepted an early – and illegal – holiday gift: a pair of Nike shoes with six mini cellphones hidden inside a secret cavity.

The staff at the Logan County Detention Center inspected the all-black Nike Air Force 1s for contraband before delivering the shoes to the unidentified inmate, the county sheriff’s office said. They discovered that underneath the insoles of each shoe were three cutout cavities that each held a tiny cellphone measuring no more than 3 inches long.

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“Had our staff not been thorough, this could have easily been missed and ended up in a detention center/prison to be used to continue a criminal operation from inside the walls,” Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux said on Facebook.

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A pair of Nike shoes each hiding three tiny cellphones in cut out cavities in their soles was intercepted at Logan County Detention Center. (Logan County Sheriff’s Office)

In September, the governor’s office blamed inmates using cellphone contraband for facilitating a string of violent acts that took place within hours of each other at facilities across the state, according to KFOR-TV. The violence left one inmate dead and more than a dozen others injured while prisons were placed on lockdown for several days.

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Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has since signed an executive order to find new ways to eliminate cellphones in prison, including the use of technology like phone jamming equipment.

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The tiny cellphones discovered hidden underneath the insoles of the shoes all measured less than 3 inches long. (Logan County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s office told the station that deputies were working to learn who dropped off the shoes. The individual will face charges.

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It was unclear whether the inmate who was supposed to receive the shoes will face any charges.

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