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Uber driver returns to burglarize California home after dropping off homeowner at airport, police say

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A California Uber driver was arrested Friday after he attempted to burglarize the home of a customer who he picked up and dropped off at an airport earlier in the day, police said.

Jackie Gordon Wilson, 38, was arrested and charged with burglary and attempted burglary after police said he was caught on video ransacking a home near his initial targeted residence in San Mateo. Wilson picked up the passengers, including the homeowner, from the home Thursday and dropped them off at the airport.

But instead of picking up more customers on the ride-sharing app, Wilson returned to the riders’ home, knowing they wouldn’t be there, and attempted to burglarize it, authorities said. His efforts were thwarted when the home’s alarm system went off, San Mateo police said.

Wilson then allegedly went to a different home a few blocks away and “completely ransacked” it. The homeowners, later identified as Shana and Scott, uploaded their home surveillance video onto Ring’s community sharing platform where a resident identified Wilson as the Uber driver, police said.

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Surveillance video from the first San Mateo home showed a man believed to be Wilson lurking outside the front porch about an hour after the airport drop-off. The man eventually abandons his suspected burglary attempt and walking down the street to look for his next target.

Police arrested Wilson and searched his Rancho Cordova home where they said he found items he stole from the second house.

“Stuff is just stuff and I’m happy that we’re safe. But there were family heirlooms that I’m really, really hoping that I can get back. They are from my grandmother [and] they go way back to the Holocaust,” Shana told KTVU.

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Scott added: “I’m definitely thinking twice about taking ride-shares further after this. I think everybody should this is a big deal. He used this to facilitate committing a crime.”

Uber said in a statement to KTVU that it has removed Wilson from the ride-hailing app.

“We removed the driver’s access to the app as soon as we were made aware of the allegations and stand ready to assist police in their investigation,” the statement read.

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Police said they are investigating to see whether Wilson is linked to other burglaries.

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Multi-millionaire CrossFit co-founder to marry man jailed on murder charges in Florida

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The multi-millionaire co-founder of CrossFit is set to wed her childhood crush — who is currently jailed for allegedly stabbing someone to death at a treehouse shanty in 2017.

Lauren Jenai, who founded the popular exercise regimen CrossFit with her then-husband Greg Glassman, reconnected with childhood pal Franklin Tyrone Tucker on Facebook after her messy split from the fitness guru. The friendship soon turned romantic, and the two decided to wed at the Monroe County jail where Tucker is currently awaiting trial for murder. Jenai said that, when the two reconnected, they hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, since they were children growing up in Philadelphia.

The two, who are both 47, have yet to see each other in person since the relationship began, however, because the jail reportedly does not allow in-person visitation. The couple is also barred from video chatting “for the next 100 years” because they violated jail rules, Page Six reported.

“I got a little risqué…,” Jenai, a mother of four, told the publication, before specifying the act that got her banned.

Jenai, who reportedly sold up to $20 million in CrossFit shares as a result of her 2013 divorce, doesn’t plan to implement a prenup in her marriage to Tucker.

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“Our relationship is very open and we are a team,” she said. “I trust him. I love him. My house is his house. A prenup feels a little inappropriate.”

Tucker was arrested in 2017 for his alleged involvement in a bizarre case known locally as the “Tree House Murder.” Tucker and another man are accused of robbing a woman who lived in a tree house on Stock Island in the Florida Keys. The other man, Rory Hank Wilson, allegedly slit the woman’s throat while looking for crack cocaine and cash in her possession.

Authorities say that, as the duo were leaving the tree house, they were confronted by the woman’s neighbor, 59-year-old Matthew Bonnett. An argument ensued and Tucker allegedly stabbed Wilson several times, causing injuries from which Wilson died later that day. Authorities say Tucker then told detectives he “had to” kill the man, according to the Miami Herald.

But Jenai, who lives in Portland, Oregon, has been advocating for Tucker’s freedom since the two reconnected on Facebook. She argues there’s no physical evidence tying him to the case, and was prepared to put up $1 million for his bail before bail was denied in a January hearing.

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The two planned to get married if he was granted bail, but, since it was denied, they’re set to tie the knot at the jail this summer.

She also hopes to advocate for Tucker medically, because he suffers from two hernias.

“Whether he’s guilty or not, I feel like we have a Constitution and there’s rules on what should happen,” Jenai said.

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CrossFit has responded to the news with a statement to the Miami Herald, saying Jenai does not currently and has never been associated with the fitness regime.

“She is in no way associated with CrossFit at this time and was never a part of its founding,” Ben Allen, CrossFit’s military liaison, said earlier this year.

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Good Samaritan fatally shot after paying for meals, handing out $20 bills at Waffle House

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A good Samaritan handing out $20 bills to customers was fatally shot inside a Waffle House in Florida this past weekend after an altercation with a disgruntled woman, authorities said.

Ezekiel Hicks, 25, was charged with murder Sunday in the death of 41-year-old Craig Brewer, who was shot and killed at a restaurant in Gainesville, just a few miles from the University of Florida.

Brewer, who was passing out cash and offering to pay for meals, got into a dispute with Hicks after arguing with the suspect’s female acquaintance, who was reportedly upset Brewer didn’t pay for her food.

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Hicks exited the restaurant after the encounter but soon returned armed with a 9mm Glock pistol, FOX35 Orlando reported. Authorities said after a brief physical altercation, Hicks fired multiple rounds into the victim. Brewer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office say the encounter was captured on surveillance footage.

Hicks was arrested near the restaurant soon after the incident and reportedly admitted to the shooting, authorities said. He faces first-degree murder and unlicensed firearm charges.

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Good Samaritan fatally shot after paying for meals, handing out $20 bills at Waffle House

A good Samaritan handing out $20 bills to customers was fatally shot inside a Waffle House in Florida this past weekend after an altercation with a disgruntled woman, authorities said.

Ezekiel Hicks, 25, was charged with murder Sunday in the death of 41-year-old Craig Brewer, who was shot and killed at a restaurant in Gainesville, just a few miles from the University of Florida.

Brewer, who was passing out cash and offering to pay for meals, got into a dispute with Hicks after arguing with the suspect’s female acquaintance, who was reportedly upset Brewer didn’t pay for her food.

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Hicks exited the restaurant after the encounter but soon returned armed with a 9mm Glock pistol, FOX35 Orlando reported. Authorities said after a brief physical altercation, Hicks fired multiple rounds into the victim. Brewer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office say the encounter was captured on surveillance footage.

Hicks was arrested near the restaurant soon after the incident and reportedly admitted to the shooting, authorities said. He faces first-degree murder and unlicensed firearm charges.

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Priest pleads guilty after victim calls sex abuse hotline

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A New Jersey priest has pleaded guilty to a child sexual assault dating back almost three decades.

The charge against the Rev. Thomas Ganley was the first sexual assault case brought by the state’s clergy abuse task force, which was established last September. Ganley was charged in January, just two days after the victim had called the state’s clergy abuse hotline.

Ganley entered his plea Monday. The state attorney general’s office has recommended that he get a four-year prison term when he’s sentenced July 2.

The 63-year-old Ganley most recently was a parochial vicar at St. Philip and St. James Catholic Church in Phillipsburg.

Prosecutors say Ganley was a priest at Saint Cecelia Church in Woodbridge when the alleged assaults took place between 1990 and 1994. They say the victim was between the ages of 14 and 17.

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Tennessee man charged with physical abuse of 8-week-old girl

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Investigators say a Tennessee man has been charged with physically abusing an 8-week-old girl.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office began looking into the girl’s injuries in August 2018.

The girl survived. Details about her injuries were not released.

TBI said in a news release Monday that the infant’s mother’s former boyfriend, Michael Middleton, was indicted Friday on an aggravated child abuse charge.

The 31-year-old Middleton, of Lexington, has been arrested and he is being held without bond at the Henderson County jail.

A clerk at Henderson County Circuit Court said Monday there was no paperwork immediately available on Middleton’s case and it could not be determined if he has a lawyer. Middleton is awaiting his first court appearance.

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Mom, 2 others indicted in case of chained Alabama teen

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The mother of a 13-year-old boy found naked and chained at an Alabama home has been indicted on a charge of aggravated child abuse, along with two other family members.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported Monday that the charges against the boy’s mother, stepfather and grandmother were upgraded from torture/willful abuse of a child. Two uncles are accused of aiding and abetting the abuse.

Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger said an anonymous report in September led authorities to the family’s home, where the boy was naked and chained to a door. The boy and his siblings, aged 3 and 12, were removed from the home.

The women remained jailed as of Monday. The stepfather previously posted bail and was free as of Monday. He’s being tracked by an ankle monitor.

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New Mexico father beat daughter, 5, to death after she refused to do homework: cops

A New Mexico father said he went into a blind rage and beat his five-year-old daughter to death last Thursday because she refused to do her homework, a criminal complaint reportedly said.

Brandon Reynolds, 36, allegedly told investigators, that he was “triggered” by his daughter’s refusal to do her homework, and began beating her, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Albuquerque’s KOAT. He said he blacked out during the beating, the complaint reportedly said.

Reynolds called first responders around 1 a.m. on Friday after noticing that his daughter barely had a heartbeat and her breathing was shallow, KQRE reported. An Albuquerque Police Department spokesman told reporters on Friday that rescuers noticed signs of trauma on the girl and called the police.

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There were blood stains on the living room carpet and wall and the girl was covered with bruises, according to the complaint. The girl was transferred to the University of New Mexico hospital where she was pronounced dead, the complaint said.

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Reynolds was charged with intentional child abuse resulting in the death of a child and is in custody at the Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center, police said.

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Opening statements expected in ex-Minneapolis cop’s trial

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With a jury in place, opening statements were scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape in the alley behind her home.

Mohamed Noor, 33, who is Somali American, is charged with murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual Australian-American citizen who was shot when she approached his squad car.

It took a week to select a jury . After 75 prospective jurors answered questions about their views on Somalis and police officers, as well as their experiences with firearms, on-the-job training and other issues, 12 men and four women were selected Monday to hear the case. In the end, only 12 will deliberate and four will serve as alternates. The jurors include a firefighter and paramedic, an obstetrician-gynecologist, a civil engineer, a grocery store manager, a restaurant host, a carpenter and a Homeland Security immigration officer.

Six jurors are people of color, including two Filipino men, an Ethiopian man and a Pakistani woman.

Damond, who was white, was a life coach and set to be married the month after her death. The night she was shot, she had called 911 twice before Noor and his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, arrived.

Harrity told investigators he was driving a police SUV when he heard a voice and a thump and caught a glimpse of someone outside his window. Harrity said he was startled and thought his life was in danger. He said he then heard a noise and turned to see that Noor, in the passenger seat, had fired his gun and hit Damond, who was in her pajamas.

Noor refused to talk to investigators. The officers did not turn on their body cameras until after the shooting, and there was no squad car video.

Prosecutors charged Noor with second-degree intentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, saying there is no evidence he faced a threat that justified deadly force. They must prove he acted unreasonably when he shot Damond.

Minnesota law allows police officers to use deadly force to protect themselves or their partners from death or great bodily harm; Noor’s attorneys have said they plan to argue he used reasonable force and acted in self-defense.

Noor’s attorneys haven’t said whether he will testify. If he does, prosecutors may be able to introduce some evidence that the defense wanted to keep out of the state’s case, including that he has refused to talk to investigators. They also could bring up a 2015 psychological test that showed Noor disliked being around people and had difficulty confronting others. Despite that test, a psychiatrist found him fit to be a cadet officer.

The shooting, which got international attention, raised questions about Noor’s training . The police chief defended Noor’s training, but the chief was forced to resign days later. The shooting also led to changes in the department’s policy on use of body cameras.

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Body of missing Texas mom Weltzin Garcia found nearly 2 months after boyfriend’s remains discovered

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A body found in a Dallas lake last week has been identified as mother-of-two Weltzin Garcia, who had been reported missing along with her boyfriend over two months ago.

The body of Garcia, 26, was found by a kayaker on Mountain Creek Lake, adjacent to her hometown of Grand Prairie. The remains of 28-year-old Alfonso Hernandez were found on Feb. 17 in White Rock Lake, northeast of downtown Dallas.

Garcia and Hernandez were reported missing on Feb. 5, approximately one week after Garcia obtained a protective order against Hernandez, who was wanted on a domestic violence warrant. Police found Hernandez’s car near White Rock Lake by pinging Garcia’s cellphone in the hours after their disappearance was reported.

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Alfonso Hernandez’s remains were found in February, less than two weeks after the couple had vanished. (Grand Prairie Police Department)

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Investigators have not released a cause of death for either Garcia or Hernandez. The couple’s children have been placed in the custody of Garcia’s twin sister, Atziry Mireles.

Mireles told the Dallas Morning News in February her sister had moved into their cousin’s house after a series of disputes with Hernandez. On the morning of Feb. 5, Mireles said, Hernandez texted a goodbye message to his family and her sister was nowhere to be seen.

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