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Volunteer firefighter says instructor beat and raped her

Westlake Legal Group volunteer-firefighter-says-instructor-beat-and-raped-her Volunteer firefighter says instructor beat and raped her TOMS RIVER, N.J. fox-news/us/disasters/fires fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc Associated Press article 638d8072-469e-52a0-8761-fd63534890d6
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A volunteer firefighter in New Jersey says in a lawsuit she was lured to her instructor’s home. where he bound, choked and raped her.

NJ.com reports the 26-year-old woman told investigators John Syers beat and sexually assaulted her.

A message was left with his attorney seeking comment.

The woman says Syers lured her to his Lacey Township home in September 2018 under the guise of giving her a tour. Her attorney says when the woman and Syers were looking at his bedroom, he “proceeded to beat, burn, sexually assault and strangle (her).”

The woman is a firefighter with Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department. She had been training at the Ocean County Fire Academy.

She says she became a volunteer firefighter after her own home burned down.

Officials in Ocean County did not return a call seeking comment from NJ.com.

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New York Archdiocese names 120 priests accused of sex abuse

At least 120 priests accused of sexually abusing a child or having child pornography have worked in the Archdiocese of New York, the archdiocese said Friday in releasing a list of names that includes bishops, high school teachers, a scouting chaplain and a notorious cardinal.

The release, from the nation’s second-largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, follows more than 120 such disclosures from other dioceses around the country as the church reckons with demands for transparency about sex abuse by clergy.

In a letter to church members, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said he realizes “the shame that has come upon our church due to the sexual abuse of minors.” He asked forgiveness “for the failings of those clergy” who betrayed the trust invested in them to protect young people.

“It is my heartfelt prayer that together we as a family of faith may be healed,” Dolan added.

Church abuse watchdogs and lawyers for abuse accusers said the release of the list was a positive step, but some of them saw it as incomplete.

It doesn’t include accused members of religious orders who worked in the archdiocese’s churches and schools, though some orders have released their own lists. Nor does it list priests who were ordained elsewhere and later served in New York.

And there are no details on accused priests’ past assignments or the allegations against them, although some have emerged in news accounts, lawsuits and criminal cases.

“It’s certainly a good thing that they’ve come out with the list,” said Terry McKiernan of Bishop Accountability, a watchdog group. But “do they still not see that this very, very reluctant way of offering information about the crisis is the wrong way for them?”

Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling said that “the important thing is that we have released all of the names of priests that have a credible and substantiated charge brought against them,” plus those awaiting a church determination on allegations, and those newly accused through an archdiocese-run compensation process.

The program has paid out $65 million to over 350 people in the past three years.

The list includes priests ordained between 1908 and 1988. Many have died, and the archdiocese said none is currently working in the ministry.

Most of the alleged abuse happened in the 1970s, ’80s and early ’90s, but there have been two credible allegations of sex abuse by active clergy since 2002, according to the archdiocese. It said authorities were alerted about both those cases.

Some priests on the list were convicted of sex crimes, including the late Rev. Edward Pipala, who served seven years in federal prison after admitting in 1993 to taking at least 11 boys across state lines for illicit sex.

The list also includes once-high-ranking church officials.

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was ordained in New York, became archbishop of Washington and one of the most visible church officials in the U.S.

Then, in February, he became the first cardinal defrocked in the sex abuse scandal of recent years. An internal church investigation had found him guilty. McCarrick’s lawyer declined to comment at the time.

Bishop John Jenik was removed from his public duties in November after being accused of inappropriate behavior with a teenage boy in the 1980s — an accusation he denies. The Vatican is reviewing the matter.

Bishop James McCarthy resigned in 2002 after the archdiocese was alerted about his affairs with women, which he acknowledged. He mentioned starting a relationship with a woman when she was around 21 years old, but some questions were later raised about whether she’d been underage. No charges were filed, and the church hasn’t made a determination.

Others were school leaders and teachers, deacons, parish priests, and clerics who worked with charities and youth groups.

One served as a Catholic Youth Organization director in New York and as national chaplain of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting in the 1970s, when he allegedly abused a boy at a summer camp, according to news accounts. The priest died in 1984, over two decades before the allegations became publicly known.

Based at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Archdiocese includes parts of New York City and several counties north of the city. The only U.S. archdiocese with more Catholics is that of Los Angeles.

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Alabama man, ex-wife accused in kidnapping, killing man’s estranged wife, authorities say

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Authorities in Alabama arrested a man and a woman Thursday in connection with the disappearance and murder of the man’s estranged wife, officials said.

Samuel Sullivan, 42, and Jennifer Sullivan, 44, both of Wilmer, Ala., were taken into custody by Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies as well as agents from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) and State Bureau of Investigation “in connection to the missing person’s case of Samuel’s estranged wife Terri Sullivan.”

BODY OF MISSING 5-YEAR-OLD BOY FOUND IN SHALLOW GRAVE, PARENTS CHARGED WITH MURDER

Jail records showed that Jennifer Sullivan was charged with capital murder and first-degree kidnapping. Fox 10 reported that Samuel Sullivan faced the same charges.

Terri Sullivan was last seen on Jan. 20. Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer told Fox 10 that she and Samuel Sullivan were in the process of getting divorced at the time of her disappearance. The sheriff also said that Samuel Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan are ex-spouses.

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Authorities in Alabama arrested two people on Thursday as part of the case of a missing woman who vanished in January, officials said. (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

According to the station, Terri Sullivan claimed that Samuel Sullivan cheated on her and was physically and emotionally abusive. She also claimed her husband was breeding and raising roosters for cockfighting on the property.

Terri Sullivan’s burned car with her remains inside was found last month. Fox 10, citing court documents filed Friday, reported that she died of blunt force trauma around the time of her disappearance.

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The documents also claimed that authorities used cell phone data to track Terri and Samuel Sullivan to the site where Terri Sullivan was allegedly kidnapped and killed, as well as the site where her burned car and body was found.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

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27 more cases tied to officers in drug raid to be dismissed

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news 27 more cases tied to officers in drug raid to be dismissed JUAN A. LOZANO fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc Associated Press article a7501dca-212d-599a-9565-7a6d0b877312

Prosecutors on Friday said they plan to dismiss 27 pending court cases linked to two former Houston police officers who are being investigated following a deadly drug raid in January.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said the cases are being dismissed “due to concerns about the credibility” of former officers Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant.

“Truthfulness is essential in a case that must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. We can’t vouch for these officers’ credibility,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement.

Goines and three other officers were shot in a gunfight that killed 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas, who both lived in the home where the raid occurred on Jan. 28. A fifth officer injured his knee during the shooting.

Bryant and Goines were relieved of duty after the deadly raid in a working-class Houston neighborhood.

Authorities allege Goines lied in a search warrant affidavit when he said that a confidential informant had bought heroin at the home. But the informant told investigators no such drug buy ever took place. Goines had indicated in the search warrant that Bryant had identified heroin bought at the home. But Bryant later told investigators he had retrieved heroin from Goines’ police car.

Goines and Bryant later retired.

Family and friends of Tuttle and Nicholas have said the two, who were married for 20 years, were not criminals. They have angrily dismissed the allegations that the couple was selling heroin and had fired on officers while defending an illicit business.

The district attorney’s office said it planned to file the motions to dismiss the cases connected to Goines and Bryant on Friday. The two officers were material witnesses in the cases who could be required to testify, prosecutors said.

The cases involved a total of 25 defendants. All of the cases except one were for possessing or selling drugs. The other case was for possessing a firearm as a felon.

The oldest of these cases dates back to May 2017, while the most recent was from Jan. 28, the same day as the deadly drug raid.

At least four other cases have previously been dismissed, according to the district attorney’s office.

“Police corruption erodes public trust and through methodical, deliberate and independent investigation, we will get to the truth,” Ogg said.

Prosecutors had previously announced that they are reviewing more than 2,000 cases linked to Goines and Bryant.

In addition to an internal review by Houston police, the FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether any civil rights were violated as a result of the raid and shooting.

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The Latest: Police: Motorist thought victims were Muslim

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The Latest on a California man accused of intentionally driving into a group of pedestrians (all times local):

2:35 p.m.

California authorities say an Iraq War veteran who plowed into a crosswalk intentionally targeted the victims based on their race and his belief they might be Muslim.

Sunnyvale police chief Phan Ngo said Friday that the investigation into Isaiah Joel Peoples is ongoing.

The most seriously injured of the eight is a 13-year-old Sunnyvale girl who is of South Asian descent. She remains in critical condition and is in a coma, with part of her skull removed to relieve pressure.

Her father and brother were also hit Tuesday when police say he drove intentionally into a crosswalk while on his way to Bible study.

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2:15 p.m.

Newly released court documents say a 13-year-old California girl who was critically injured when a car drove into a group of people is in a coma with major brain trauma.

Former U.S. Army sharpshooter Isaiah Joel Peoples is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Santa Clara Superior Court.

He is charged with eight counts of attempted murder after authorities say he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians Tuesday.

Four people remain hospitalized, including 51-year-old Ping Lu, who has multiple broken limbs. Also hospitalized is 32-year-old Marina Reimler, with a broken leg and arm.

The left side of the Sunnyvale girl’s skull was removed to relieve pressure.

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12 a.m.

An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder is facing charges of attempted murder after police say he deliberately plowed his car into people in Northern California, injuring eight.

Thirty-four-year-old Isaiah Joel Peoples is scheduled to appear in court Friday in San Jose.

The police chief in the Silicon Valley suburb of Sunnyvale says Peoples showed no remorse and told investigators he intentionally drove into pedestrians in a crosswalk on Tuesday evening.

A 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were among the injured. The girl remains in critical condition.

Police Chief Phan Ngo says Peoples was on his way to bring food to his Bible study group.

His mother says Peoples, who was deployed to Iraq in 2005 and 2006, has struggled with PTSD.

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27 more cases tied to officers in drug raid to be dismissed

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Prosecutors on Friday said they plan to dismiss 27 pending court cases linked to two former Houston police officers who are being investigated following a deadly drug raid in January.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said the cases are being dismissed “due to concerns about the credibility” of former officers Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant.

“Truthfulness is essential in a case that must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. We can’t vouch for these officers’ credibility,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement.

Goines and three other officers were shot in a gunfight that killed 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas, who both lived in the home where the raid occurred on Jan. 28. A fifth officer injured his knee during the shooting.

Bryant and Goines were relieved of duty after the deadly raid in a working-class Houston neighborhood.

Authorities allege Goines lied in a search warrant affidavit when he said that a confidential informant had bought heroin at the home. But the informant told investigators no such drug buy ever took place. Goines had indicated in the search warrant that Bryant had identified heroin bought at the home. But Bryant later told investigators he had retrieved heroin from Goines’ police car.

Goines and Bryant later retired.

Family and friends of Tuttle and Nicholas have said the two, who were married for 20 years, were not criminals. They have angrily dismissed the allegations that the couple was selling heroin and had fired on officers while defending an illicit business.

The district attorney’s office said it planned to file the motions to dismiss the cases connected to Goines and Bryant on Friday. The two officers were material witnesses in the cases who could be required to testify, prosecutors said.

The cases involved a total of 25 defendants. All of the cases except one were for possessing or selling drugs. The other case was for possessing a firearm as a felon.

The oldest of these cases dates back to May 2017, while the most recent was from Jan. 28, the same day as the deadly drug raid.

At least four other cases have previously been dismissed, according to the district attorney’s office.

“Police corruption erodes public trust and through methodical, deliberate and independent investigation, we will get to the truth,” Ogg said.

Prosecutors had previously announced that they are reviewing more than 2,000 cases linked to Goines and Bryant.

In addition to an internal review by Houston police, the FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether any civil rights were violated as a result of the raid and shooting.

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California killer accused of beheading, torturing cellmate

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One convicted killer has been accused of beheading another in what authorities call an exceptionally sadistic torture slaying at a California prison.

Corcoran State Prison inmate Jaime Osuna removed several body parts from his cellmate, Luis Romero, Assistant Kings County District Attorney Phil Esbenshade said Friday. Charges accuse Osuna, 31, of repeatedly cutting Romero last month using what the prosecutor said was a sharp object made from an item in his cell.

It’s not clear how much happened while Romero, 44, was still alive or whether anyone heard the overnight assault, but “we do believe that the victim was conscious during at least a portion of the time,” Esbenshade said in an email.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is conducting an internal investigation, spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. Officials wouldn’t provide more details on how prisoners are overseen overnight.

Osuna pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges at his first court appearance Thursday. They include several special circumstances that could bring the death penalty, including that the slaying “was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, manifesting exceptional depravity.”

Defense attorney Melina Benninghoff was appointed to represent him but was home sick Friday and did not respond to telephone and email requests to comment on his behalf.

Osuna also is charged with torture, mayhem and weapons possession. The torture charge alleges that he acted “with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose.”

The state corrections department said guards found Romero dead in his cell about 7:30 a.m. March 9 at the prison, which houses more than 3,300 inmates about 220 miles (354 kilometers) south of Sacramento.

Osuna was serving a sentence of life without parole for a Bakersfield murder. Romero also had a life term for a Los Angeles County slaying, but with the possibility of parole. More details on the slayings weren’t immediately available.

Osuna has been transferred to a Stockton prison for inmates needing medical or mental health care, though officials wouldn’t say why, citing privacy laws.

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The Latest: Defense rests in trial of Minneapolis officer

The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime (all times local):

4:35 p.m.

The defense has rested in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car.

Closing arguments are expected Monday. Friday’s testimony wrapped up the fourth week at the trial of Mohamed Noor. He’s charged with murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her house.

Testimony isn’t finished. Prosecutors may call at least one more rebuttal witness Monday. But Judge Kathryn Quaintance told jurors they should expect to begin deliberations Monday. And she said they would be sequestered once deliberations start.

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3:40 p.m.

A woman who lives near the alley from where a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car is testifying about a loud noise she says she heard that night.

Mohamed Noor is on trial on murder and manslaughter charges in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. The 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia had called 911 moments before her death to report a possible sexual assault near her home.

Michelle LeBlanc lives across the alley from the driveway where Damond died. She testified Friday that she was lying in bed and heard “boom, boom, boom.” She said the first sound was loud, like a garbage can crashing.

Noor has testified that he heard a loud bang on his squad car that made him fear an ambush right before he shot Damond.

Prosecutor Patrick Lofton raised questions about what he said were discrepancies in statements LeBlanc gave about what she heard.

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12:50 p.m.

A defense expert says a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car used reasonable force.

Mohamed Noor is on trial on murder and manslaughter charges in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. The 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia had called 911 moments before her death to report a possible sexual assault near her home.

Noor testified that he heard a loud bang on the car, making him fear an ambush, then saw a woman at his partner’s window raising her arm.

Emanuel Kapelsohn is an expert on use of force hired by the defense. He testified Friday that Noor “had to react immediately.”

Two use-of-force experts testified for the prosecution earlier that they believe Noor acted unreasonably.

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10:55 a.m.

A prosecutor is attacking a former Minneapolis police officer for his decision to fire at an unarmed woman who approached his squad car.

Mohamed Noor is on trial for murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. The dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia had called 911 minutes earlier to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Noor has said a loud bang on the squad car led him to fear an ambush.

Prosecutor Am Sweasy grilled Noor on Friday, suggesting there was “no basis” for him to fire at Damond when he hadn’t seen her hands and didn’t know whether she had a weapon.

Noor said he “respectfully disagreed” with the prosecutor. When his own attorney asked Noor what would have happened if someone approaching the car had had a weapon, he answered that his partner would have been killed.

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Midnight:

A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman will be back on the stand Friday.

Mohamed Noor hadn’t spoken publicly about the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond before taking the stand Thursday.

Damond, a dual U.S.-Australia citizen, had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. She was shot minutes later when she approached Noor’s squad car.

Noor testified Thursday that he and his partner were startled by a loud bang on their car. He said he saw a woman in a pink shirt with blond hair at his partner’s window, raising her right arm, and fired his gun “to stop the threat.”

He said his “world came crashing down” when he realized he’d shot an innocent woman.

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Check out the AP’s complete coverage of Mohamed Noor’s trial

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The Latest: Girl in coma after car plows into pedestrians

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The Latest on a California man accused of intentionally driving into a group of pedestrians (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

Newly released court documents say a 13-year-old California girl who was critically injured when a car drove into a group of people is in a coma with major brain trauma.

Former U.S. Army sharpshooter Isaiah Joel Peoples is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Santa Clara Superior Court.

He is charged with eight counts of attempted murder after authorities say he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians Tuesday.

Four people remain hospitalized, including 51-year-old Ping Lu, who has multiple broken limbs. Also hospitalized is 32-year-old Marina Reimler, with a broken leg and arm.

The left side of the Sunnyvale girl’s skull was removed to relieve pressure.

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12 a.m.

An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder is facing charges of attempted murder after police say he deliberately plowed his car into people in Northern California, injuring eight.

Thirty-four-year-old Isaiah Joel Peoples is scheduled to appear in court Friday in San Jose.

The police chief in the Silicon Valley suburb of Sunnyvale says Peoples showed no remorse and told investigators he intentionally drove into pedestrians in a crosswalk on Tuesday evening.

A 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were among the injured. The girl remains in critical condition.

Police Chief Phan Ngo says Peoples was on his way to bring food to his Bible study group.

His mother says Peoples, who was deployed to Iraq in 2005 and 2006, has struggled with PTSD.

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Police: Cash, drugs found after fatal Kentucky plane crash

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Kentucky State Police say a plane that crashed, killing two North Carolina men, was carrying drugs and cash.

Authorities believe the plane was stolen or used without permission from the owner. The Bellanca Viking 17-30A crashed early Wednesday or Tuesday night at the Henderson City County Airport.

The Gleaner in Henderson reports police searched the wreckage and found a duffel bag with cash and suspected cocaine.

The crash killed 47-year-old Barry Hill and 48-year-old George Tucker, of Sanford, North Carolina.

State Trooper Corey King says investigators believe Tucker was piloting the plane and they were looking for a place to stop for fuel when it crashed. Tucker was a student pilot.

The plane’s owner told authorities he had previously let Tucker test the plane because Tucker was interested in buying it.

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Information from: The Gleaner, http://www.thegleaner.com/

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