Homicide, Homosexuality, Relationships, Violence

Threesome during Hurricane Irma turned gruesome


A threesome in a man’s Florida home during Hurricane Irma turned gruesome when he was killed by one of the male participants and left to decompose, authorities said.

Ariel Gonzalez was found dead in his Broward County apartment on Sept. 13 after a friend alerted police she hadn’t seen him for several days and noticed a foul odor coming from his house, the Miami Herald reported.

When police arrived at Gonzalez’s home they found him “wrapped in a comforter” and he had been decomposing.

The sexual encounter between Gonzalez and two suspects — Travis Watson (pictured above) and Jacob Mitchell — happened on Sept.10 when Hurricane Irma hit the state, police said.

Mitchell refers to Watson as his husband. Watson, who had been released from prison after completing a 13-year sentence, told cops that Mitchell was mad at Gonzalez for having oral sex with him, according to the Herald.

An arrest report obtained by the paper states that Gonzalez invited the two men to his home where they had sex.

Mitchell is accused of beating Gonzalez with a broomstick and pouring hot grease on his head after Watson had asked Gonzalez where he kept his money, the Herald reported.

Mitchell is still on the run. Watson was booked into Broward County Jail and is charged with robbery without a firearm, kidnapping, and failure to report a death. His bond was set at $100,000.

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Domestic violence, Murder, Violence

Father of 2 Charged with Murdering UNC Professor Girlfriend


The boyfriend of a popular UNC professor has been charged with her murder. 45-year-old Donny Lewis Franklin was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with murdering 35-year-old Jeannine Shante Skinner (both pictured above). 

Skinner was an esteemed University of North Carolina professor. Her battered body was discovered in her apartment over the weekend, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Police say Franklin has a history of domestic violence and domestic arrests and he plead guilty to a misdemeanor account of assaulting a woman in 2003.

Friends say Franklin and Skinner’s relationship was “relatively new”. They dated for less than two months and went to church together on Sunday.

Her body was found inside her Ayrsley Town Center apartment after the police conducted a wellness check on her just before noon Friday.

The cause of death was not made public, but police say Skinner suffered blunt force trauma to her body.

Crime, President Obama, Violence

President Obama Denies High Murder Rate During His Presidency


obama-days-550x377“There is no growing crime wave” is what he said.

But the president appears to be in denial over the unprecedented spike in violent crimes during his two terms as president. In an op-ed published in the Harvard Law Review, Obama refused to take credit for a 10.8 percent increase in murders from 2014 to 2015 — the largest increase in a single year since 1971.

In his Harvard Law Review op-ed, Obama claimed crime “remains near historic lows,” and he was adamant that there “is no growing crime wave”.

The president, who has 11 days left in office, took pride in using his “clemency power” to pardon hundreds of hardened criminals back onto the streets — more than any president in history.

Obama bragged that he will be “the first President in decades to leave office with a federal prison population lower than when I took office.”

In an interview with a Chicago CBS News affiliate, the president blamed social media for providing a platform to broadcast high profile crimes, such as the one involving a white man who was tortured for hours by 4 young black people.

Obama called the senseless hate crime in Chicago “terrible” and “despicable”.

A Gofundme page set up for the victim, who is autistic, has collected over $129,000.

Hate, Hate crime, Racial Slurs, Racial tension, racial unrest, Racially motivated, Racist, Violence

Dylan Roof told her……”He Spared her life, so she could tell the story”


Felicia Sanders (R) and Polly Sheppard (L), two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, walk off the stage on the third evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 27, 2016
Felicia Sanders (R) and Polly Sheppard (L), two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, walk off the stage on the third evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 27, 2016

A survivor of last year’s massacre of nine African American churchgoers in Charleston, SC recalled in federal court today how gunman, Dylann Roof, spared her life, telling her he needed her “to tell the story.”

Polly Sheppard (pictured above left), told a jury, she dove under a table as shots rang out at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015 at the end of a Bible study session.

When Sheppard opened her eyes, Roof’s boots were in her line of sight, she told the jury who’s hearing the federal death penalty case in South Carolina, what Roof said to her.

“Did I shoot you yet?” Roof asked, according to Sheppard.

“No,” she replied.

“I’m not going to. I need you to tell the story,” Roof said.

Roof was given a Bible and pamphlet when he entered the church and joined the group, Sheppard recalled.

At the end of the session about 50 minutes later, the group stood to pray, closing their eyes.

That was when gunshots rang out.

Sheppard said she mistook them for the sparking of old electrical wiring until her friend Felicia Sanders started screaming.

“Oh, he’s shooting everybody, Miss Polly,” Sheppard recalled Sanders saying.

Sheppard told the court how Roof executed 26-year-old Tywanza Sanders, Felicia Sanders’s son.

“Why are you doing this? We mean you no harm,” said a wounded Tywanza Sanders, who propped himself up on his elbows to address the attacker before being shot dead.

“I have to. I have to. You’re raping our women and taking over the nation,” Roof said, according to Sheppard’s account.

Closing arguments are set for tomorrow, with the jury expected to begin deliberations. Should he be found guilty, Roof has elected to represent himself during the sentencing phase of the trial. Either way, he faces the death penalty.

Racial tension, racial unrest, Violence

Ferguson Black Lives Matter Activist Darren Seals Executed


darren-seals-550x436A prominent Black Lives Matter activist who led the protests in Ferguson, MO. was shot and killed early Tuesday.

Police found the body of 29-year-old Darren Seals in a burned out car near St. Louis.

He was shot to death before the car was torched in a parking lot along the Mississippi River in a northern St. Louis suburb.

Aralyn Jones told KMOV-TV she woke up around 2 a.m. and saw the car fully engulfed in flames after hearing a “big, big boom”.

Police believe the vehicle was set on fire around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Seals was a key leader in the protests over the wrongful police shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9, 2014.

Seals’ grandmother, Ether Seals, remembered him as a “smart kid”.

“I’m just numb,” she told the NY Daily News.

“I didn’t realize how smart he was until all those things happened in Ferguson where he was living,” she said.

Seals lived just blocks away from where 18-year-old Brown was fatally shot by former Ferguson cop Darren Wilson. Brown had refused Wilson’s orders to get out of the street.

In a 2014 interview Seals said he watched as Brown’s body lay in the street for hours.

“It wasn’t even a protest yet… It was a black boy being shot in the community,” said Seals of his actions that helped inspire the Black Lives Matter activist movement.

“I’m very proud of him,” Ether Seals said.

“I didn’t realize how much he’d been doing until people started calling today. I’m going to miss him so much,” she added.