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.

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.

Violence

Donald Trump to Pay Legal Fees for Man Who Punched Black Protester


trump-mcgraw-550x172Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump continues his divisive and dangerous campaign rhetoric.

On Sunday’s NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump reiterated his promise to pay the legal fees of a man who punched a black protester in the face at a rally in N.C.

Trump was speaking at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. when 78-year-old John McGraw is clearly seen or caught on camera punching protester Rakeem Jones who was being escorted out of the Crown Coliseum, in the face.

McGraw was later charged with assault and battery after video of the incident surfaced on the news and online.

Chuck Todd asked Trump about an earlier statement in which the Republican presidential candidate promised to pay the legal fees of anyone who punched out protesters at an earlier rally.

After stating he does not condone violence, Trump said he wanted to see more about the incident involving McGraw.

“I want to see,” Trump said. “The man got carried away, he was 78 years old, he obviously loves his country, and maybe he doesn’t like seeing what’s happening to the country.”

Trump said he didn’t rule out paying McGraw’s legal fees.

Well, I’m going to look at it,” he told Todd. “I’ve actually instructed my people to look into it, yes.”

Violence

‘Junior’ Gotti stabbed in fight, but won’t squeal


‘Junior’ Gotti stabbed in fight, but won’t squeal

John “Junior” Gotti, former Gambino crime family boss walked into a Long Island hospital clutching his bleeding gut Sunday night and calmly asked stunned staffers for a doctor, officials said.

Syosset Hospital employees called Nassau County police at 9:45 p.m. after the former mob star claimed he got stabbed in the stomach after breaking up a fight between strangers in the parking lot of a CVS pharmacy, DA sources said.

But the son of late “Dapper Don” John Gotti quickly clammed up when Nassau County cops interviewed him at the hospital and became politely “uncooperative” sources said.

“He didn’t say anything to us so there was really no lead to track down at that point,” a police source said.

Authorities are privately suspicious of the Good Samaritan story, sources said.

The Nassau district attorney is investigating the stabbing and plans to speak to CVS employees and to check for any surveillance footage of the purported melee.

A source said that Gotti is under no obligation to cough up information about the details of the incident but that a prosecution can still pursue the incident without his assistance.

Gotti’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was released Monday, sources said.