Maysville man uses deadly force with AR-15 to stop minor theft. Two arrested (not the shooter).
MAYSVILLE, Alabama - A 20-year-old Madison County man used deadly force to stop a minor theft of his utility trailer. Ashton Gallagher, of 119 Eva Court in Maysville, told deputies he saw Derick Deangelo Vaughn, 31, and Robert Dale Bradshaw, 42, trying to hook up to his utility trailer which was parked on the curb. Sheriff's deputies said Gallagher walked outside and apparently started blasting at the two men with a semi-automatic rifle, believed to be an AR-15. Derrick Vaugh
Girl, duped in being a heroin mule, attacked, beaten by drug dealers.
SOUTHWARK, England - A teenage girl was kidnapped, beaten and threatened with her life by five gangsters after she lost a £1,000 stash of drugs, according to testimony in court. Southwark Crown Court heard testimony of how the 18-year-old thought she was going to die in the terrifying five-hour ordeal on June 3 last year. She agreed to ‘bag up’ cocaine and heroin for south London based gang members at her home in Thornton Heath. She was to exchange the drugs for cash in Londo
California man faces trial for trying to join ISIS terror group
A California man, arrested in Tunisia in 2016, was scheduled to appear in federal court in New York today to face charges of providing material support to terrorists. Federal prosecutors claim Bernard Raymond Augustine, 20, an American citizen, was arrested after he flew from San Francisco to Tunisia, where he allegedly tried to enter Libya to join the Islamic State terrorist group. Court records show that he told U.S. Customs officials upon departure he was intending to trav
Vacationing porn stars caught with $23 million in cocaine aboard a cruise ship
Two porn stars in their twenties were caught by Australian police when they attempted to smuggle $23 million worth of cocaine into that country on board a cruise ship. They pleaded guilty and admitted two high level drug runners were involved in the plot. Isabelle Lagace and Melinda Roberce Isabelle Lagace, 29, and Melinda Roberce, 23, admitted trying to smuggle cocaine with the help of Andre Tamine, 64. All three have pleaded guilty to sneaking four suitcases of the cocaine
The right to be secure at home is always under attack
The right to be safe at home is a sacred right. The United States Constitution is unique in the world because the 4th Amendment provides that the government can't enter your home without a warrant, your permission, or probable cause that a crime is ongoing and must be stopped immediately to avoid disaster. Most people take this right for granted, just like the sun rising and setting each day. Everyone is safe in their own home, right? Not always. Military governments and dict
As much as it hurts, jurors must acquit when the state fails to prove the case.
A jury in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada has found Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a Native American girl named Tina Fontaine. Cormier, 56, did not react as the verdict was read aloud and pandemonium erupted in the courtroom. Fontaine was only 15 when her 72-pound body was found in the Red River, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down with rocks. Cormier was charged a year later with the crime. The Crown had no forensic evidence or e
L.A. jailer accused of sexually assaulting inmates
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting six female inmates who said they had no choice but to comply with his demands for sex. Giancarlo Scotti, 31, is charged six felony counts and two misdemeanor counts of sexual activity with a detainee. The alleged sexual assaults are said to have occurred between March and September of 2017. Prosecutors allege that Scotti, a 10-year-employee with the sheriff’s department, ordered two
Judge orders discovery after Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI
The federal judge presiding in the criminal case against Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to President Trump, has ordered special counsel Robert Mueller to turn over discovery in the case to Flynn's lawyers. This is not a typical move since discovery is usually ordered while a charge is pending and not after a guilty plea. That said, it is not unusual if the defendant, in this case Flynn, is considering filing a motion to withdraw his guilty plea or filing
Dutch lawyer tied to Trump allies pleads guilty to lying to FBI
A Dutch lawyer based in New York City has pleaded guilty today to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with allies of President Donald Trump. Alex van der Zwaan, 33, is the son-in-law of billionaire Russian oligarch German Khan, who was named in the Donald Trump dossier from British intelligence that started the Russia probe back in 2017. Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to FBI agents when questioned about his contacts with Rick Gates, the second in command
After three years of hell, our client is going home from prison.
After three years of hell, my client P.M.M. is going home to his wife, to his home, to fresh air, grass under his feet, fresh food, a warm bed, and life as a free man. When he was convicted of two sex crimes, his attorneys at the time were inexperienced and the result was P.M.M. involuntarily pleaded guilty to two counts of sex abuse. The result was a lengthy prison sentence. P.M.M.'s family didn't give up on him, and hired me to overturn his conviction and sentence. For thre