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Man guilty of killing wife after son finds body years later

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Man guilty of killing wife after son finds body years later JACKSONVILLE, Fla. fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc Associated Press article 63e3e887-2147-5ff3-9b81-43a92b63ce26

A Florida man has been convicted of the 1993 murder of his wife, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother’s buried body 21 years later.

The Florida Times-Union reports that a jury found Michael Haim guilty of second-degree murder Friday for killing 23-year-old Bonnie Haim.

Their 3-year-old son Aaron told police his father had shot his missing mother, but no body was found and Michael Haim was not charged.

Now known as Aaron Fraser after his adopted family, he later won a wrongful death lawsuit against his 53-year-old biological father and got his home.

Fraser was removing the pool in 2014 when he found his mother’s remains. Haim was soon arrested.

Haim could get seven years, but prosecutors want a life sentence at next month’s hearing.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard is engaged to man who contacted her in prison, report says

Westlake Legal Group gypsy-rose-blanchard-is-engaged-to-man-who-contacted-her-in-prison-report-says Gypsy Rose Blanchard is engaged to man who contacted her in prison, report says Kathleen Joyce fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/missouri fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc cce8e604-d9b2-5a63-b780-e8c494fc510f article

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the young Missouri woman who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for second-degree murder in her mother’s death, is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend after he began writing to her when he watched the documentary about her case.

Blanchard, 27, reportedly told her friends and family that she and her boyfriend, who was not named, are getting married, according to a family friend.

“They are very happy,” Fancy Macelli, a family friend, told People. “You can hear excitement in her voice.”

GYPSY ROSE BLANCHARD SAYS SHE ‘FELT LIKE A PRISONER’ BEFORE MOTHER’S FATAL STABBING

The couple reportedly became pen pals before they began dating and have known each other for 1 1/2 years. Macelli said the man began writing to Blanchard after he watched “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” the HBO documentary that premiered in 2017. The documentary followed the case of Blanchard and her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, 48, who was stabbed to death in 2015.

Macelli said the couple will not get married until Blanchard is released from prison and called the relationship a “good thing for her.”

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard (left) opened up about the abuse she endured from her mother, Dee Dee (right), before her murder. (Greene County Sheriff’s Office)

“And whether it ends up being that way in the end no one knows, but for her right now it’s a very positive and happy time,” Macelli said.

Dee Dee Blanchard allegedly suffered from a mental illness called Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), which occurs when a person attempts to produce psychological or physical symptoms in another person. Relatives said Blanchard was forced by her mother to use a wheelchair and undergo unnecessary medical procedures.

PATRICIA ARQUETTE TAKES ON SHOCKING GYPSY ROSE CRIME IN ‘THE ACT’: THE MOM-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP WAS ‘TOXIC’

Blanchard testified in November that she asked ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn to kill her mother. Blanchard said her mother physically abused her and controlled her life. She said she thought killing her mom was the only way out and she talked Godejohn into coming to Missouri to kill her mother. The two met on a Christian dating site.

Blanchard’s story has spawned numerous TV specials, including the HBO documentary and the Hulu series “The Act,” which stars Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee and Joey King as Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mall of America suspect faces attempted homicide charge in boy’s near-fatal fall

Westlake Legal Group mall-of-america-suspect-faces-attempted-homicide-charge-in-boys-near-fatal-fall Mall of America suspect faces attempted homicide charge in boy’s near-fatal fall Robert Gearty fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/minnesota fox-news/us/crime fox news fnc/us fnc ecb6191a-b178-526b-9a77-d44c75bb572a article

A man has been charged with attempted homicide in Friday’s unprovoked attack at the Mall of America in Minneapolis that left a 5-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries.

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, has a history of mental health problems and had twice been banned from the mall, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Saturday.

The boy fell three floors after being pushed or thrown over a railing, according to Bloomington cops. The child and Aranda were strangers, they said.

Brian Johnson told a local news outlet he heard the boy’s mother scream, “Everybody pray, everybody pray. Oh my God, my baby, someone threw him over the edge.”

EX-NFL PLAYER, GIRLFRIEND ARRESTED IN DEATH OF ABUSED LAS VEGAS GIRL, 5, POLICE SAY

The boy was initially reported as not breathing, but is being treated at a hospital but there was no immediate word on his condition.

Aranda was arrested in the mall transit station after trying to flee, the paper reported.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER 5-YEAR-OLD BOY THROWN FROM THIRD FLOOR AT MALL OF AMERICA

Aranda was banned from the mall for a year after he was seen throwing items from the third floor to the first floor in July 2015, Fox 9 Minneapolis reported.

He violated the ban in October 2015 when he was arrested for throwing a drinking a glass at woman at a restaurant, the station reported. He was banned again from the mall until December 2017.

Aranda was panhandling at the time, according to the Star-Tribune. He was ordered to get a mental health evaluation as part of his sentence in that case.

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The Mall of America issued a statement Friday: “This was a senseless act and words cannot truly express our profound shock and sadness.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard is engaged to man who contacted her in prison, report says

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the young Missouri woman who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for second-degree murder in her mother’s death, is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend after he began writing to her when he watched the documentary about her case.

Blanchard, 27, reportedly told her friends and family that she and her boyfriend, who was not named, are getting married, according to a family friend.

“They are very happy,” Fancy Macelli, a family friend, told People. “You can hear excitement in her voice.”

GYPSY ROSE BLANCHARD SAYS SHE ‘FELT LIKE A PRISONER’ BEFORE MOTHER’S FATAL STABBING

The couple reportedly became pen pals before they began dating and have known each other for 1 1/2 years. Macelli said the man began writing to Blanchard after he watched “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” the HBO documentary that premiered in 2017. The documentary followed the case of Blanchard and her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, 48, who was stabbed to death in 2015.

Macelli said the couple will not get married until Blanchard is released from prison and called the relationship a “good thing for her.”

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard (left) opened up about the abuse she endured from her mother, Dee Dee (right), before her murder. (Greene County Sheriff’s Office)

“And whether it ends up being that way in the end no one knows, but for her right now it’s a very positive and happy time,” Macelli said.

Dee Dee Blanchard allegedly suffered from a mental illness called Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), which occurs when a person attempts to produce psychological or physical symptoms in another person. Relatives said Blanchard was forced by her mother to use a wheelchair and undergo unnecessary medical procedures.

PATRICIA ARQUETTE TAKES ON SHOCKING GYPSY ROSE CRIME IN ‘THE ACT’: THE MOM-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP WAS ‘TOXIC’

Blanchard testified in November that she asked ex-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn to kill her mother. Blanchard said her mother physically abused her and controlled her life. She said she thought killing her mom was the only way out and she talked Godejohn into coming to Missouri to kill her mother. The two met on a Christian dating site.

Blanchard’s story has spawned numerous TV specials, including the HBO documentary and the Hulu series “The Act,” which stars Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee and Joey King as Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Chaos at Walmart as woman performs karate, son exposes himself, dog steals food, police say

Chaos descended on a Wisconsin Walmart store Wednesday night after a karate-performing mother, her naked son, and their belligerent dog shoplifted and ran amok in the store.

The Eau Claire Police Department said on social media that the officers responded to a call that a woman, Lisa Smith, 46, and her dog “Bo” shoplifted items from the store. The woman’s son, 26-year-old Benny Vann, was causing chaos in the store as well.

Police learned that Smith came into the shop with Bo unleashed, with the dog immediately running off towards customers while the woman was pulling apart displays in the store and placing them in her cart.

MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY LEFT CONFUSED AFTER BOWLS OF MASHED POTATOES MYSTERIOUSLY KEEP APPEARING

After being told to leave the store, the woman began showing off her karate moves in the parking lot to fend off police officers.

The dog tried to flee the crime scene, albeit unsuccessfully, with a box of Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Mix in his mouth.

After a brief fight with the officers, Smith was arrested. As a last-ditch attempt, she tried to kick a window out of a police car.

Her raucous son, meanwhile, was getting fully naked and began exposing himself to other customers at the store. He then tried to cover himself with new clothes from the store without intending to pay for them, police said.

FLORIDA DRIVER ACCUSED OF STOPPING FOR MAN TO CROSS, THEN HITTING HIM WITH SUV, ARRESTED

After officers confronted Vann, he threatened to run over them with his scooter, prompting the police to use physical force to stop the scooter and arrest the man.

The mother was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and misdemeanor bail jumping. The son is facing charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct and retail theft.

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The only character to get off scot-free is Bo, the dog.

“Bo was caught by Officers in the store and brought to the Humane Association. The dog was not charged – we issued him a warning for the theft,” police said in a statement.

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Motorist dodged paying nearly $5,500 in Houston tolls with ‘license plate flipper,’ police say

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Houston cops have arrested a man they say avoided paying nearly $5,500 in tolls on Houston roads with an illegal “license plate flipper.”

Preston Talbot, 27, of Houston, was stopped Thursday for avoiding a toll on the Sam Houston Expressway and charged with a misdemeanor, police said.

TRIVAGO PITCHMAN FOUND PASSED OUT BEHIND WHEEL OF CAR, CHARGED WITH DWI, POLICE SAY

“He would activate this device, putting a flipper down in front of his license plate, so the cameras at toll plazas couldn’t read his plate,” Harris County Constable Mark Herman told KHOU-TV Friday.

The device Talbot is accused of installing in his car worked with the touch of a button, the station reported.

Herman said Talbot owes $5,473 in unpaid tolls.

HOUSTON ASTROS MASCOT’S T-SHIRT CANNON ‘SHATTERED’ WOMAN’S FINGER, LAWSUIT SAYS

The devices are advertised online but are illegal to possess in Texas.

“Obviously, this was a stupid mistake,” Talbot’s mother Becki Morgan told the station.

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“I have a Texas tag on my car and do everything legally,” Morgan said. “I’m not interested in shorting the system and wasn’t aware that my son was.”

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Escaped teenager charged in mother’s death recaptured

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Authorities on Friday recaptured a 15-year-old boy who is charged with killing his mother and managed to escape a Southern California juvenile facility.

A “very good lead” led authorities to a McDonald’s restaurant in Anaheim, where Ike Souzer was taken peacefully into custody on Friday night, Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Peters said. The teenager was given medical treatment for puncture wounds on his leg that might have come from his escape, Peters said.

Ike Souzer escaped the Orange County Juvenile Hall, somehow got onto a roof and then jumped a perimeter fence just after midnight Friday, said Steve Sentman, chief probation officer for the county.

Jail staff spotted Souzer on the roof, then turned on a facility-wide alarm and called the sheriff’s office, he said.

Peters said deputies were “very quick” to respond, but Souzer was able to elude capture.

The sheriff’s office released surveillance footage showing Souzer tending to an apparent wound on his leg shortly after escaping and then walking seemingly casually away from the facility. The 6-foot, 200-pound teen was wearing red pants and a white shirt.

Dozens of law enforcement personnel, including FBI agents and federal marshals, searched for the boy.

Sentman said it was the first escape from the 434-bed facility in at least two decades and that an investigation is underway into how it happened.

Souzer has been in custody since he was 13, when he was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his mother, 48-year-old Barbra Scheuer-Souzer. His escape came in the middle of Souzer’s trial on a murder charge in juvenile court, said Kimberly Edds, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Souzer’s public defender, David Hammond, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment late Friday.

A Gofundme page for Scheuer-Souzer says she was so good at helping her son with autism that she went back to school to help others with the condition and was about to graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Through her unconditional love and commitment, she helped her son go from non-verbal to verbal status,” according to the page. “Her whole goal was to help her son and the autistic community by giving back and serving the needs of others.”

Scheuer-Souzer had three other grown children and three grandchildren.

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Mississippi man pleads guilty in 2017 cross-burning

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A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to a charge involving the burning of a cross near the homes of African American residents.

The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release Friday, said 37-year-old Louie Bernard Revette entered the plea to one count each of interference with housing rights, a federal civil rights violation, and using fire during the commission of a federal felony.

Revette acknowledged recruiting someone to help him build a cross to burn near the home of a juvenile victim in a predominantly black area of Seminary, Mississippi. He also admitted building the cross to threaten, frighten and intimidate the residents because of their race.

Revette faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine on the two charges. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 20.

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Tennessee man who intervened in shooting honored again

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A Tennessee man who has been called a hero for his intervention in a Waffle House shooting has been honored again.

The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that James Shaw Jr. received the Special Courage Award at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards in Washington on Friday.

Shaw was dining at a Waffle House in Nashville on April 22, 2018, when a gunman wearing only a jacket opened fire outside with an AR-15 rifle before storming the restaurant. Four people were killed. Shaw and three others were injured.

Shaw has been hailed as a hero for wrestling the rifle away and throwing it over a counter.

He was honored at a Nashville Predators game, spoke with President Donald Trump, and was praised by Vice President Mike Pence.

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Teen accused of killing his mom escapes California jail

Dozens of federal and local law enforcement personnel were searching Friday for a 15-year-old boy who was in the middle of a murder trial in his mother’s stabbing death when he escaped a Southern California jail.

Ike Souzer escaped the Orange County Juvenile Hall, somehow got onto a roof and then jumped a perimeter fence just after midnight Friday, said Steve Sentman, chief probation officer for the county.

Jail staff spotted Souzer on the roof, then turned on a facility-wide alarm and called the sheriff’s office, he said.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Peters said deputies were “very quick” to respond but Souzer was able to elude capture.

The sheriff’s office released surveillance footage showing Souzer tending to an apparent wound on his leg shortly after escaping and then walking seemingly casually away from the facility. The 6-foot, 200-pound teen was wearing red pants and a white shirt.

“We are still searching and widening our search as we go along,” Peters said at a news conference. “We’re following up on every lead possible and making sure that no rock is unturned.”

He said the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service have joined the search.

There’s no evidence that Souzer was armed but the public should call 911 if they think they’ve spotted him, Peters said.

“We just want his safe return back into custody,” he said.

Sentman said it’s the first escape from the 434-bed facility in at least two decades and that an investigation is underway into how it happened.

Souzer has been in custody since he was 13, when he was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his mother, 48-year-old Barbra Scheuer-Souzer. His escape came in the middle of Souzer’s trial on a murder charge in juvenile court, said Kimberly Edds, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Souzer’s public defender, David Hammond, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment late Friday.

A Gofundme page for Scheuer-Souzer says she was so good at helping her son with autism that she went back to school to help others with the condition and was about to graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Through her unconditional love and commitment, she helped her son go from non-verbal to verbal status,” according to the page. “Her whole goal was to help her son and the autistic community by giving back and serving the needs of others.”

Scheuer-Souzer had three other grown children and three grandchildren.

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