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Man accused of killing daughter’s teen boyfriend after suspecting him of selling her drugs: police

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with killing his daughter’s 17-year-old boyfriend, suspecting him of being her drug dealer, police said.

New Castle Police say the victim, Darren Jevcak, of Lawrence County, Pa., was by all accounts a “good kid,” KDKA-TV reports.

He was working at a pizza shop Friday when he was shot multiple times, according to police. His girlfriend’s father, Michael D’Biagio, 41, of Beaver Falls, was arrested at the scene and charged with the shooting.

“The dad suspected they were using drugs, I believe, with a group of friends and then he stated he came up here to talk to him,” Police Chief Robert Salem said, according to the station. “He didn’t talk to him, he starting shooting as soon as he came out of the place of employment.”

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Mugshot, left, for Michael D’Biagio, 41, charged in Pennsylvania with gunning down his daughter’s boyfriend, Darren Jevcak, 17, after suspecting him of being her drug dealer  (New Castle Police Department/Facebook)

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D’Biagio drove to the pizza shop after confronting his daughter on the phone about using cocaine with Jevcak, said a criminal complaint obtained by a reporter for the New Castle News and posted on Twitter.

“D’Biagio said he shot (Jevcak) in the head so that he could put Jevcak out of his misery because Jevcak looked to be in shock,” Sgt. Sheila Panella said, according to the document.

She alleged further that a witness informed her that “D’Biagio said the victim got D’Biagio’s daughter hooked on cocaine and so this is what drug dealers got.”

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Ashley Altemus said on Facebook Saturday that her son didn’t deserve to be killed.

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“All he did was love a girl who had a psychotic father,” she said.

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California woman, boyfriend accused of strangling her day-old baby in hospital

A young mother has been accused of giving birth to a healthy baby boy in a California hospital and then strangling him a day later in the maternity ward with her boyfriend.

Doctors at St. John’s Medical Center in Oxnard made every effort to revive Baby Diego on Friday over a 10-hour period before declaring him dead, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Sgt. Brandon Ordelheide said the mother, Andrea Torralba, 20, and her boyfriend, David Villa, 21, told investigators Friday morning they had suffocated Baby Diego until he was unconscious, the paper reported.

Records showed both Torralba and Villa were born in Mexico; their citizenship status was unclear.

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Mugshots for David Villa, 21, left, and Andrea Torralba, 20, accused in the death by strangulation of her newborn baby boy at a Southern California hospital Friday.  (Oxnard Police Department via AP)

“By the looks of the nurses, they did everything they could to try and revive that kid,” Ordelheide told the paper. “I can tell you this is probably one of the worst things these detectives can go through, is something like this, but we’re still trying to figure out what happened.”

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The sergeant said Torralba told investigators she didn’t want the baby and Villa was not the father, the paper reported.

Villa’s occupation was listed in online jail records as “field worker.”

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He and Torralba were arrested on a charge of assault on a child resulting in death. Their bail was set at $5 million each.

St. John’s issued a statement, according to KCBS-TV, which read: “While we deal with tragedies every day, the staff at St. John’s Regional Medical Center are devastated by the alleged incident. In the midst of this investigation, it is timely to remind our community of California’s Safe Surrender Law wherein: Newborn infants can be dropped off at any safe surrender site such as hospitals, fire stations and police stations, within 72 hours of birth, with no questions asked.”

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Delaware nursing home locked down after shooting deaths of 79-year-old woman, 82-year-old man

A Delaware nursing home was locked down for nearly an hour Saturday as police investigated the shooting deaths of an 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman.

The gunfire at ManorCare of Wilmington interrupted a quiet afternoon for two dozen residents on the facility’s dementia wing, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported.

The woman who was killed lived on that wing, according to the station. The man apparently was a visitor. Their relationship and identities were not disclosed.

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Delaware State Police troopers were dispatched to ManorCare of Wilmington for the report of a shooting. An 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman were killed. (Delaware State Police)

“A handgun has been recovered at the scene,” Delaware State Police said in a news release.

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The families of ManorCare residents waited anxiously to hear that their loved ones were safe, the station reported.

“My mom is there. She’s 85 years old. We haven’t talked to her. We don’t know anything other than they’re telling us that everybody is secure and they will be able to get with us later,” Arlene Beard told the station.

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“We’re very saddened about this and our hearts really go out to the resident’s family,” ManorCare spokeswoman Julie Beckert told the Wilmington News Journal. “We’re really going to focus on our staff and our patients right now, make sure that everybody is OK and working through it.”

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Fatal stabbings of mom, 3 kids leave relatives, friends devastated; suspect in custody, authorities say

Friends and family of a 29-year-old Georgia mother and her three children, who were found fatally stabbed in an apartment Wednesday, say the tragedy has come as a total shock to the community, according to reports.

Jerrica Spellman and the children were found dead Wednesday night in a South Columbus apartment complex, WTVM-TV reported. The youngest child was an infant, and the oldest was 3, the report said.

A suspect, identified as 27-year-old Travane Brandon Jackson, has been taken into custody on four counts of family violence, according to the station.

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Travane Brandon Jackson has been charged with four counts of murder, police said.  (Muscogee County Jail)

Spellman and Jackson had been in a relationship and lived together in the apartment at the time of the quadruple murder, authorities said. Jackson shares a name with the three children and his believed to be their father, according to police.

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Those who knew the couple said Jackson seemed to love his kids and worked several jobs to support them.

“All I know is this, that boy grind for those kids and that’s all he used to promote,” a friend of Jackson’s told WTVM-TV. “Two, three jobs, plus that, definitely a shock. I don’t what’s going, pray for both sides of the family.”

A friend of Spellman’s told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that she was “full of love and life.”

“I still really am feeling like it’s not happening,” she said. “She didn’t deserve that at all. She didn’t do wrong to people; she always wanted to see people in good moods. If you were in a bad mood she’d try to do something funny or say something to make you laugh.”

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A Georgia mother and her three young children were found fatally stabbed Wednesday, according to police.  (fbi.gov)

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Spellman’s family, meanwhile, have expressed shock, noting that she was a wonderful mother who would do anything for her children. They said there were no distressing signs between the couple.

“Like I said, it’s a senseless act, you know both families lost out,” said a cousin. “Everybody lost someone and something.”

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.

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‘Person of interest’ in fatal shooting of off-duty Pittsburgh cop turns self in: police

A “person of interest” has surrendered in connection with the fatal shooting of an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer earlier this week

Authorities said Christian Bey was in custody on an unrelated charge, and was reportedly being questioned in the death of Officer Calvin Hall.

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Christian Bey, is a person of interest in the fatal shooting of off-duty Pittsburgh officer Calvin Hall.  (Allegheny County; Point Park University Police Department)

Hall, 36, was shot and killed in Homewood early Sunday morning after officers responded to a call regarding a man who was waving a gun, police said.

That suspect – identified as 44-year-old Douglas Watson Sr. – was arrested by authorities. But the arrest provoked an argument between relatives of Hall and friends of Watson, police said. Hall tried to deescalate the situation but was shot several times in the back at close range, Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV reported.

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Hall, a two-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, remained in critical condition until succumbing to his injuries Wednesday.

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Police said Bey turned himself in Thursday evening on a parole violation, KDKA reported. He has multiple drug and firearms convictions and had recently completed a two-year sentence, according to the station.  Bey is reportedly a resident of the street where Hall was shot.

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Mother, 3 young children found fatally stabbed inside Georgia apartment, police say

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A 29-year-old mother and three young children were found fatally stabbed Wednesday night inside an apartment in Columbus, Ga., according to a report.

The youngest child was an infant and the oldest was 3 years old, WTVM-TV of Columbus reported.

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The mother was identified as Jerriciah Spellman, the report said.

The circumstances leading to the deaths were not immediately clear but the bodies were found on a mattress inside the apartment, police told the station.

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There was no immediate indication that a suspect had been identified in connection with the case.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Photos of New York teenager’s corpse still being shared online: reports

Photos showing the corpse of a teenager allegedly killed by a man she’d met on Instagram continued to spread online on Tuesday amid efforts to curb their posting, according to reports.

Using the hashtag #yesjuliet, the gory pictures were redistributed widely, including by online posters making light of or celebrating the death of the teen, who had a small social media following in upstate New York.

Others urged people to stop circulating the images, seen on online chat sites including 4chan and Discord.

Discord users who saw the photos Sunday morning alerted police.

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Instagram spokeswoman Stephanie Otway told Fox News via email that her social media platform had blocked the hashtag #yesjuliet for attempting to spread the images.

But Rolling Stone reported that photos were still being circulated Tuesday, even via Twitter.

“On the Instagram side, we’re using technology that allows us to find other images that are visually similar to the original image posted and automatically remove them when people attempt to upload them,” Otway told Fox News. “When our teams become aware of other images from this incident on other social media sites, we are hashing them as a preventative measure to stop this content from being uploaded to Instagram.”

Utica police said they are working to address the sharing of the images with various Internet platforms.

Utica Police Lt. Bryan Coromato told Fox News via email Tuesday night, “We are working to stay in contact with all platforms where these photos are appearing to have them removed, hoping to keep the exposure to a minimum.”

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Bianca Devins was killed, allegedly by a man she’d met recently on Instagram, who then posted photos of her corpse online, police said. (Instagram)

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

Devins and Clark met on Instagram about two months ago, police said.

Initially, they were online acquaintances only, but the “relationship progressed into a personally intimate one,” police said. “They had spent time together, and were acquainted with each other’s families.”

Utica Police told Fox News they were continuing to examine the backgrounds of the pair and their relationship.

Police were also working to nail down the events of Saturday night through early Sunday.

The two, Devins and Carl, allegedly attended a concert together Saturday night in New York City and got into an argument. They arrived back in Utica early Sunday and went to a spot on a dead-end street, according to the police statement.

There, they argued until Clark used a large knife to kill the teenager, police said. Authorities began receiving calls around 7:20 a.m. Sunday, reporting that a man posted on a social media site that he’d killed someone.

The case is being investigated as a murder and attempted suicide, Coromato said.

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Clark was charged with second-degree murder Monday night, police said. It was unclear whether the suspect had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Kansas man, 18, arrested in shooting that wounded New York Giants draft pick, killed college teammate

A Kansas man was charged in the April shooting that left New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine wounded and one of the player’s college teammates dead, police said Friday.

Francisco Alejanero Mendez, 18, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April 18 shooting, the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

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Ballentine and Dwane Simmons, who were both football players at Washburn University, were outside an off-campus house party hours after the Giants selected Ballentine when a gunman opened fire from a vehicle, killing Simmons and wounding Ballentine. The Giants’ draft pick has since recovered.

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Francisco Alejanero Mendez, 18, was charged in the shooting that left Corey Ballentine wounded and his teammate dead. (Shawnee County Jail)

Washburn coach Craig Schurig told the Topeka Capital-Journal he called Ballentine to inform him a man was arrested in the shooting.

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“You could tell there was a relief in his voice,” Schurig said. “It just helps — it helps to know that the people responsible are starting to get caught. And this is a big step. It was nice to be able to communicate with him some really good news.”

Schurig also said he texted Simmons’ father, Navarro, earlier Friday.

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“You can’t imagine what the Simmons family is going through, but today is a very good day,” he said.

Mendez was being held on $1 million bond.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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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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SHOCKING VIDEO: Murder victim’s sons jump handcuffed, convicted killer in courtroom brawl

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The sentencing hearing for a man convicted of killing an Ohio woman erupted in chaos Thursday when the victim’s two sons attacked the handcuffed defendant inside the courtroom.

Dale Williams, 62, was to be sentenced for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Pledger Stewart, in Youngstown, Ohio.

But moments before Pledger Stewart’s daughter was to give her victim impact statement in court, the two sons both ran toward Williams, breaking past officers who tried to intervene. Court cameras captured the entire brawl on video.

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The men tackled Williams — who was handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit — and punched him several times before officers restored order. A stun gun was used on one of the sons to get him to stop fighting.

“He killed my mother, man,” the son said as deputies handcuffed him. “That was my mama! She took care of me, bro, when nobody else did.”

Williams pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Pledger Stewart in 2017. Investigators said Williams admitted to waiting for Pledger Stewart for more than 45 minutes for her to drive by him on her way to work so he could cut her off and shoot her, Youngstown’s WKBN-TV reported.

Both sons were arrested and will be held in jail under contempt of court for 30 days, Youngstown’s WFMJ-TV reported. Williams’ sentencing hearing will be rescheduled due to the disruption.

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Extra officers were assigned in the courtroom that day because officers anticipated “some tensions with this sentencing hearing,” Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene told WKBN.

“From everything I can see, the officers acted appropriately. In fact, did a pretty good job, in my opinion,” he said.

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