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Cheyanne JessieCheyanne Jessie is accused of committing a horrific double homicide in Polk County, Florida.  According to news reports, she allegedly killed her 6 year old daughter and 50 year old father on July 18.  Days later, on July 22, Police claim that she returned to the crime scene, which was at her victim father’s home, to dispose of the bodies.  Upon returning, she put the bodies in plastic tote bins and dumped them in the landlord’s shed.

It is not yet known what evidence law enforcement has collected that ties Jessie to these murders.  It is not known if she has confessed, whether or not there is an eye-witness, or if forensic evidence proves she is guilty.  Given the nature of these offenses, the relation of the defendant to the victims, and the fact that one victim is the defendant’s 6 year old daughter, prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty.  That said, I am confident mental health issues will play a central role in this woman’s defense.  More to follow as this case develops…

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Make no mistake about it.  Samuel Dubose was shot in the head at point blank range.  The video obtained from Officer Ray Tensing’s body camera is shocking.  According to news accounts of the incident, Officer Tensing, a University of Cincinnati Police Department patrolman, pulled Dubose over for a tag violation.

During the brief encounter that ensued, Dubose failed to give a straight answer about whether or not he had a drivers license.  When Officer Tensing persisted in his questioning about the license, Dubose abruptly turned the car on and tried to speed away.  In response, Officer Tensing drew his gun and fired a single shot that hit Dubose in the head.  The car peeled off and crashed into a nearby tree where Dubose was found dead.

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When “Heather” posted her services on Backpage.com, she had no idea that Neal Falls would show up armed with a gun and Dexter’s kill kit… a nightmare situation for sure. When he entered her apartment, Falls pointed a gun at Heather and simply asked her, “Live or die?”  Then he proceeded to choke her.

Heather chose live and attacked that SOB with a garden rake like a bat out of hell.  A violent fight for survival ensued and Falls began to lose the initiative of his attack.  In an effort to subdue Heather and take the rake from her, Falls made the mistake of putting down his gun.  Fortunately, Heather acted quickly, grabbed the gun and shot Falls to death.

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Hey America! Can we go more than a few weeks without another black person dying in police custody?  I mean holy hell?  What is going on here? How many times does the same broken record need to replay before someone realizes the needle is off?

Speaking of needles…

How does a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal turn into a dead woman in a jail cell? Was Sandra Bland murdered? How does an irate activist woman, who can’t wait to take her case to court, allegedly commit suicide days later?

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In one of the worst mass murders in American history, a Colorado jury has found James Holmes GUILTY of murder.  The charging document in Colorado v. James Eagan Holmes was extensive and accounted for the 12 murder victims, the 70 injured victims, as well as his use of explosives to booby trap his apartment.

The next step in this case is the penalty phase.  During that part of the trial, prosecutors will present evidence to support the imposition of the death penalty – evidence that proves this homicide was heinous, atrocious, and cruel.  Alternatively, the defense will be presenting evidence in support of mitigation and a LIFE sentence.

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