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Blog Posts in August, 2015

  • Former NFL Cheerleader Convicted of Rape

    A woman who was once a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens, has plead guilty to fourth-degree rape. Molly Shattuck, 48, admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy last year and performing oral sex on him last summer. The minor was a friend of Shattuck’s sons, and the pair used text messages and email to communicate and arrange some meetings in cars. The original charge for ...
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  • Father Interferes with Child Custody in Texas

    The father of a ten-year-old boy was taken into custody recently after arranging for his son to be taken to Conroe, Texas. The 63-year-old father, William Alva Marshall Jr., violated a court order by hiring a friend to drive his biological son to Conroe where other family members lived. The boy’s mother reported her son missing, which initiated alerts through the media. Shortly thereafter, the boy ...
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  • Death of Foster Child Raises Red Flag in Massachusetts

    A two-year-old child died in Auburn, Massachusetts last weekend at a foster home that was state-licensed, and another child was found unresponsive. This incident is just one of many that has taken place in the Massachusetts foster care system recently. Governor Charlie Baker says that reform to the system is necessary and there is now a full investigation into this matter. The two-year-old’s ...
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  • Texas Woman in Hiding Amidst Custody Battle

    A Texas woman has taken her two children with her after she lost an appeal to move her custody hearing. Natalie Baker wanted to have the hearing moved from Dubai to Bexar County, Texas, but was denied last Tuesday. Baker’s divorce attorney spoke to news sources saying, “She’s in hiding right now to keep her children from being forcibly removed from this country and taken to the United Arab ...
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  • White House Employee Charged with Assault

    A White House intern, Barvetta Singletary, started her job showing much promise, but now faces serious charges of felony assault and reckless endangerment. This 37-year-old employee started her career at Capital Hill, then moved to the White House last year and was a special adviser to the President. Last week she started arguing with a Capital Hill police officer about a woman he was dating. Once ...
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  • Houston Man Accused of Killing Eight People

    Authorities are trying to understand what led to the murder of six children and two adults earlier in July. David R. Conley is being held without bail after police officers discovered him at the scene last Saturday night. The officers were in the neighborhood performing a routine welfare check, but realized Conley was inside and wanted for aggravated assault. Once a child’s body was seen through ...
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  • Divorce Attorney Gets His Money's Worth

    A man who was going through a divorce in New York hired attorney Richard J. Barrett to represent him in Staten Island. Unfortunately for the client, he didn’t realize his attorney would be taking much more than the typical attorney’s fees. Attorney Barrett took a check from his client for $125,000 that was meant to be given to his client’s wife as part of the divorce settlement. However, when the ...
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  • Attorneys Representing Same-Sex Couple Ask State for Fees

    Although the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage recently, there is still some unfinished business between the state of Michigan and the attorneys who worked on the case. The six attorneys who represented April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse in the famous Supreme Court decision are asking that the state of Michigan now reimburse them for their legal fees, to the tune of almost $2 million. ...
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  • Schizophrenic Mother Throws Infant to the Ground in Video

    A woman who was suffering from a schizophrenic episode in Memphis, TN, repeatedly tossed her 19-day-old son to the ground. The mother had gone off her medication during her pregnancy and had not resumed taking her prescription out of fear of harming the baby. The father captured the abuse on camera during the 13 minute episode. In the footage, the woman asks a young girl to participate throwing ...
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