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California man charged with murder in drowning deaths of his 2 autistic sons, prosecutors say

A California man has been charged with murder for allegedly driving his family, including his two autistic sons, off a Los Angeles pier after buying $6 million insurance policies in case of accidental deaths, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ali Elmezayen, 44, of Hawthorne, faces two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, allegedly committed in the name of financial gain, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Prosecutors said further investigation led to the new murder charges against the accused, who was already in federal custody for alleged insurance fraud.

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Elmezayen is accused of intentionally driving his two sons, ages 8 and 13, off the edge of a commercial fishing dock in San Pedro on April 9, 2015, While Elmezayen swam to safety, and his partner, who couldn’t swim, was rescued by a fisherman, his children, who couldn’t swim and were strapped into child seats, drowned.

Prosecutors said that two years and 12 days earlier, Elmezayen bought the last of his insurance policies, covering his family in the event any of them accidentally died.

Elmezayen, who is Egyptian, collected more than $260,000 in insurance payouts for the deaths and wired most of the money back to Egypt, according to prosecutors in the fraud case.

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In this April 9, 2015, photo, divers emerge from the water as debris believed to be from a car floats to the surface in Los Angeles’ San Pedro harbor district. Los Angeles prosecutors have charged an Egyptian father with murder after he allegedly drove his family off a pier, killing his two autistic sons. (Steve McCrank/The Orange County Register via AP, File) (Steve McCrank/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

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He was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identify theft in November. Initially, the district attorney declined to file charges in relation to the deaths of Elmezayen’s sons because of insufficient evidence.

A police mechanic said a brake pedal didn’t work properly but could not determine if the problem existed before the watery plunge or developed as a consequence of saltwater corrosion.

An attorney representing Elmezayen could not be found, according to The Associated Press.

The murder case will proceed once Elmezayen’s insurance fraud trial is finished.

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If convicted in the murder case, he faces life in prison without parole, or the death penalty. Prosecutors have not yet decided whether they will pursue the latter option.

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

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New Jersey officer arrested in death of 3-month-old daughter

A New Jersey police officer was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his 3-month-old daughter last year.

Daniel Bannister, 31, an officer with the Ewing Township Police Department, faces a murder charge in what prosecutors called an “ongoing pattern of abuse” and the December 2018 death of Hailey Bannister.

The girl’s mother, Catherine Bannister, 29, was also arrested Wednesday and is charged with second-degree endangerment of a child’s welfare.

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Ewing Township Officer Daniel Bannister is accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter last year.  (Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office )

An autopsy performed after Hailey’s death showed she died from blunt-impact trauma, including skull fractures and a subdural hemorrhage.

“The nature of Hailey’s injuries indicated an ongoing pattern of abuse,” Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said in a statement, according to NJ.com.

Paramedics were dispatched to the Bannister home on Dec. 5 over a report of an unresponsive child. The girl was found in cardiac arrest and was not breathing.

She died in a hospital on Dec. 11.

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Bannister, a Ewing police officer since 2017, has been suspended with pay since his daughter’s death.

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Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ draws life sentence in US prison

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While expressing no remorse, Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison.

A defiant Guzman took a parting shot at a judge in federal court in Brooklyn, accusing him of making a mockery of the U.S. justice system in refusing to order a new trial based on allegations of juror misconduct.

“My case was stained and you denied me a fair trial when the whole world was watching,” Guzman said through an interpreter.

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The 62-year-old defendant — he was sport his trademark mustache after being clean-shaven during his trial — also used what could be his last chance to speak in public by complaining about being kept in solitary confinement since he was brought to the U.S. to stand trial. That move was made after he’d twice broken out of Mexican prisons.

“Since the government will send me to a jail where my name will not ever be heard again, I take this opportunity to say there was no justice here,” he said.

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s supermax [super-maximum security] prison in Florence, Colo., where inmates are held alone for 23 hours a day.

Before handing down the sentence in connection with a massive drug conspiracy that had resulted in more than two decades of murder and mayhem, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan said Guzman’s complaints were minor given the “mountain range of evidence” against him.

The term — life plus 30 years — was largely a foregone conclusion. The guilty verdict on drug-trafficking charges in February triggered a mandatory sentence of life without parole. Cogan also ordered Guzman to repay $12.6 billion, money his drug-trafficking organization made distributing cocaine and other drugs throughout the U.S.

The evidence at an 11-week trial showed that Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel was responsible for smuggling mountains of cocaine and other drugs into the United States during his 25-year reign, prosecutors said in recent court papers. They said his “army of sicarios” was under orders to kidnap, torture and murder anyone who got in the way.

The defense argued that Guzman had been framed by other traffickers who’d become government witnesses so they could get breaks in their own cases. They also insisted his trial had been tainted by jurors improperly viewing media coverage of the case.

As he stood to be led out of the courtroom, Guzman put his hand on his heart and waved to family members.

Outside court, U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue told reporters, “Never again will Guzman pour poison over our borders.”

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The sentencing was headline news in Mexico, but it was seen as unlikely to make a ripple in terms of the country’s politics, security or the unabated drug trade.

Mexican security analyst Alejandro Hope said Guzman’s fate will have “no impact” on trafficking. In the wake of Guzman’s arrest and extradition, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada is believed to have long-ago consolidated control of the Sinaloa cartel.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Texas men arrested after child pornography, dachshund torture video found on computer: police

Two Texas men were arrested last week after investigators found child pornography and video of a dachshund being tortured, police said Tuesday.

Authorities found the illicit material while executing a search warrant at a home in Wylie – about 30 miles northeast of Dallas, police said.

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Logan Bridgefarmer, left, and Sean Bartlett were arrested last week after authorities allegedly found child pornography and a video of animal abuse on a computer. (Collin County Sheriff’s Office)

The child pornography images and animal abuse video were found on a computer in a detached building of the home, the Dallas Morning News reported. The dachshund in the video was on the property at the time and removed by Collin County Animal Services, according to the paper.

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Sean Bartless, 38, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and cruelty to a non-livestock animal. He’s being held at the Collin County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

Logan Bridgefarmer, 20, was arrested on a charge of cruelty to a non-livestock animal. He’s being held at the Collin County on a $75,000 bond.

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“There’s a special place for anyone that possesses child pornography and would torture an animal like was done here,” said Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner in a written statement. “In Texas, we call it the state penitentiary.”

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Porch pirate steals medicine from heart transplant recipient’s door-step: report

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A Washington state man who received a heart transplant last year said surveillance cameras captured the moment a stranger stole life-saving medication from his doorstep last week.

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Ron Kraft, of Pierce County, said he needs to take medication every 12 hours since receiving a transplant in 2018 after his heart failed, Seattle’s KIRO-TV reported.

“If I don’t, my body starts rejecting my heart and things just start going all wrong,”  Kraft said.  “It’s life or death.”

Kraft called the pharmacy last Tuesday when he did not see the package that he expected to be delivered to his home. When the pharmacy confirmed the medication had been delivered, Kraft said he checked his home security cameras.  The surveillance video shows a man approach Kraft’s home with his dog, snag the package from his back doorstep and then walk away.

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Kraft was able to get an emergency supply of medication from the pharmacy directly. He’s asking the porch pirate to come forward with the stolen package. It was unclear from reporting if a police report had been filed.

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3 kids found locked in back of U-Haul carrying drugs in Tennessee: police

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Authorities say three children have been rescued from the back of a U-Haul truck that was carrying drugs in Tennessee, and three North Carolinians have been charged in the case.

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol told reporters Monday that a bystander in Cocke County called authorities last week to report seeing children being locked in the truck. Trooper Owen Caudill pulled over the U-Haul and found a 1-year-old, 5-year-old and 8-year-old locked in the back. Temperatures hovered in the low 90s.

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Authorities say troopers then noticed the smell of drugs coming from the vehicle. Authorities say a passenger surrendered some marijuana and an ensuing vehicle search uncovered crystal meth, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Eric Larue, Lakiza Williams, and Willie Green Jr. were all arrested on charges including child endangerment.

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Police suspect man killed New York girl he met on Instagram and shared photos of her body online

A man, 21, found seriously injured near the body of a 17-year-old girl is suspected of killing the teen and posting photos of her body on Instagram, where they’d first met digitally, police said Monday.

Investigators found the girl’s body Sunday outside a vehicle in Utica, along with the man; he was hospitalized but is expected to survive, police said.

The teen was identified as Bianca Devins, Utica Police Sgt. Michael Curley said. He identified Brandon Clark, 21, as the injured man and suspect in the slaying.

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The teen was identified as Bianca Devins. (Utica Police)

Clark was not immediately charged, and could not speak with officers while he was sedated in the hospital, reports said.

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The girl’s family said in a statement to Fox News: “Bianca, age 17, was a talented artist, a loving sister, daughter, and cousin, and a wonderful young girl, taken from us all too soon. She is now looking down on us, as she joins her cat, Belle, in heaven.”

Police are investigating the case as a murder and attempted suicide, Lt. Bryan Coromato said, according to WNBC.

Utica Police said in a statement to Fox News: “With respect to their relationship, it was learned that the two had met on the social media platform Instagram approximately two months ago. They utilized this as a means of communication primarily, and their relationship progressed into a personally intimate one. They had spent time together, and were acquainted with each other’s families.”

Investigators believe the man posted pictures of the girl’s corpse on Instagram, where at least one was widely circulated, Coromato said.

Devins’ death sparked a wave of attention and disgust online over the pictures. Some Internet users urged others to stop circulating the images.

“Our thoughts go out to those affected by this tragic event. We are taking every measure to remove this content from our platforms,” Instagram spokeswoman Stephanie Otway told Fox News via email.

Instagram blocked the hashtag #yesjuliet for attempting to spread the image of the girl’s corpse.

Clark’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram were removed Monday, and Otway told Fox News that Instagram was in contact with law enforcement.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tennessee man leads chase that ends with car in flames: court documents

A man accused of leading Tennessee deputies on a chase on Sunday that ended with the vehicle going airborne and then catching fire was taken into custody — but not before he assaulted an officer, court documents said.

Travis Zimmerman, 30, struck a Dollar General store in Heiskell, Tenn., 20 minutes from Knoxville, around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and when deputies responded he took off, court records said.

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The chase continued with Zimmerman weaving in and out of traffic while reaching speeds of about 80 mph, “almost causing numerous wrecks,” according to court documents.  Zimmerman then tried to cross railroad tracks “at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle to take flight,” according to the affidavit, which added that when his car hit the ground it caught fire and filled with smoke.

Zimmerman continued to drive for about half a mile as he was hanging out the window, according to court documents.

He then allegedly tried to jump out of the car, but it hit a curb and dropped into an irrigation ditch.

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At that point, Zimmerman jumped out of the car “in an attempt to flee,” according to court documents, but he fell on his back.

When he saw the officer’s police dog he “complied with verbal orders,” but once an officer tried to put handcuffs on him he “began actively resisting” and was “flopping around and flailing his free arm,” according to court records.  The affidavit said that is when Zimmerman reached between the officer’s legs and “grabbed him in the groin area.”

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Travis Zimmerman (Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

The officer was able to arrest Zimmerman after he “delivered a closed fist strike” to the back of Zimmerman’s head, which caused him to let go of the officer’s groin, records said.

According to court documents, that when Zimmerman was taken into custody his car was “completely engulfed in flames.” Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire.

The responding officer was treated for a hand injury “sustained during the scuffle,” according to court documents. His updated condition was not immediately available.

Zimmerman faces several charges including driving without a license, assault and resisting arrest. He does not have an attorney, Knox County officials told Fox News.

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He is due in court on July 23.

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Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of African American history museum found dead in trunk, set for autopsy

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Louisiana cops hunting the killer of an African American history museum founder — who was discovered last week in a car trunk — planned an autopsy Monday in the “heinous” murder, as friends and lawmakers eulogized the civil rights activist as “a mother of the community.”

Sadie Roberts-Joseph was discovered in a vehicle parked just three miles from where she lived in Baton Rouge, where she founded and served as curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which opened in 2001.

Investigators have been tight-lipped about potential suspects or a possible motive, but two city politicians close to Roberts-Joseph — Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Louisiana Rep. C. Denise Marcelle — confirmed her murder in separate social media posts.

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Broome wrote on Instagram on Sunday she learned of the death “of a dear friend and a mother of the community” just as now-tropical depression Barry was bearing down on Louisiana.

Describing Roberts-Joseph’s death as “such shocking news,” Broome announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to Roberts-Joseph’s death.

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On Friday, Marcelle posted to Facebook that Roberts-Joseph “was found murdered.”

“This woman was amazing and loved her history. She never bothered anyone, just wanted to expand her African American Museum downtown, where she continually hosted the Juneteenth Celebration yearly,” she wrote.

The website of the city’s visitor bureau says the museum Roberts-Joseph founded features African art, exhibits on growing cotton and black inventors as well as a 1953 bus from the period of civil rights boycotts in Baton Rouge.

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The Baton Rouge Police Department called the 75-year-old “a tireless advocate of peace in the community” and a “treasure” who will be missed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the department at 225-389-4869.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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Florida man charged with exporting hundreds of AR-15 parts to Argentina, authorities say

A South Florida man was charged Thursday for allegedly shipping hundreds of AR-15 parts to Argentina and other Latin American countries as part of a massive smuggling operation, authorities said.

Palm Beach County resident Cristian Barrera, 47, was charged Thursday with violating arms export laws, according to federal court records filed in Miami. Two other people were previously charged in the case.

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Cristian Barrera was charged Thursday with weapons trafficking, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami. (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Last month, Homeland Security agents working with Argentine authorities, seized 52 AR-15 assault rifles, 189 long arms, 156 handguns, one mortar round, one hand grenade, more than 30,000 rounds of caliber ammunition, five vehicles, and $110,000 in cash in part of the operation that he is alleged to have played a role in.

On June 26, Argentine authorities arrested several other suspects and seized thousands of firearms and explosive materials, The Miami Herald reported.

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Thousands of assault-style weapons and explosives being shipped from South Florida to South America were also seized, according to the paper.

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Court records did not list an attorney for Barrera, who has a bail hearing set next week in Miami federal court.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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