Jamecka Lewis Charged After Severely Burning Two Toddlers With Hot Oil

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Jamecka-Lewis1Police have accused 23-year-old Jamecka Lewis of severely burning her son and her cousin’s son, both 2, after flinging hot oil during an argument.According to reports, Lewis got into a fistfight with her cousin’s boyfriend just before 4 a.m. when she did what any logical person would do when there are two young children in the room – she grabbed a frying pan from the stove and tried throwing hot cooking oil on the man.

Instead of hitting the man she was fighting with, Lewis ended up dousing her son and her cousin’s son. While both boys were burned by the cooking oil, the cousin’s son got the worst of it.

According to the complaint, the little boy suffered second-degree burns to the face and body that have caused permanent disfigurement and the potential loss of an eye. Last reports stated the boy is still in the hospital.

Lewis was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first- and second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal weapon possession and child endangerment. She is currently in custody at Rikers Island on $25,000 bail. Her next court date set for tomorrow.

Terminally ill man set to be first to undergo the world’s first full head transplant

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AN Italian surgeon is set to become the first in the world to transplant a human head on to a donor body.

The pioneering operation by Dr Sergio Canavero is to be carried out on a 30-year-old computer scientist who is suffering from a fatal muscle wasting disease.

773495-927dcab0-e170-11e4-9fcd-1eb8ac734e9bValery Spiridonov has admitted that the prospect of going through with the operation is terrifying.

“I am afraid, but what people don’t really understand is I don’t really have many choices.

“If I don’t try this out my fate will be very sad. With every year my situation is getting worse.”

The man from Russia, who is battling the rare genetic Werdnig-Hoffman muscle wasting disease, added: “My decision is final and I do not plan to change my mind.”

Dr Canavero said he’s received many emails and letters from people seeking the procedure and he had already decided that the first patient would be someone suffering from a muscle wasting disease.

The procedure has some medical precedent as it was recently reported that Chinese scientists had carried out a head transplant on a mouse.

But most medical experts say a human head transplant is pure fantasy.

Dr Hunt Batjer, president elect of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons, told CNN: “I would not wish this on anyone. I would not allow anyone to do it to me as there are a lot of things worse than death.”

Firstly he would have to cool both the body and head so the cells won’t die when deprived of oxgyen through the process.

Next, the neck of the patient is severed and all the crucial blood vessels are hooked up to tubes while the spinal cord on both the head and the body are severed.

“The recipient’s head is then moved onto the donor body and the two ends of the spinal cord are fused together,” said Thomson.

“To achieve this, Canavero intends to flush the area with a chemical called polyethylene glycol, and follow up with several hours of injections of the same stuff. Just like hot water makes dry spaghetti stick together, polyethylene glycol encourages the fat in cell membranes to mesh.”

Canavero told Thomson the last stage of the lenghy process would be to stitch up the muscles and blood supply.

The patient would then be put into a three or four-week coma to let the body heal itself while embedded electrodes stimulate the spinal cord to strengthen the new nerve connections.

The patient won’t be able to get up and walk around after the surger Dr Canavero said telling the New Scientist that the damage to the spinal cord would take about 12 months to heal fully. The patient would however keep their old voice, he adds.

Only time will tell if the body rejects the new head or not.

Lost Runner Drinks Own Breast Milk To Survive

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A woman has described how she survived a night in the New Zealand wilderness by drinking her own breast milk and covering herself in dirt.

susan-obrien-1-762x428Susan O’Brien was taking part in a 12.5-mile cross-country race near Wellington when she took a wrong turn and became disorientated.

The 29-year-old said she thought she was going to die during a night of heavy rain and high winds.

She spent the night praying and was forced to dig a hole in the ground to stay warm.

Speaking after a helicopter with heat-seeking equipment tracked her down, the 29-year-old-said: “I just kept chucking dirt on top of me and every time I heard something I’d just scream ‘help’.

“One thing that helped me, I’m breastfeeding my baby, so I had a bit of my milk because I thought that would help me keep going for energy.”

Mrs O’Brien was found 2.5km from the race course in the hills near Wainuiomata.

She cried and hugged her parents, husband and eight-month-old daughter after being reunited with them on Monday morning.

“I’m not a very good orienteering woman,” she told reporters. “I definitely thought I was going to die.”

Mother claims daughter must be naked in order to pass final exam

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A mother is furious after she learned what her daughter was being forced to do to complete a visual arts class.

Associate Professor Ricardo Dominguez has been teaching Visual Arts 104A: Performing the Self for 11 years.

“The class that focuses on the history of body art and performance art in relations to the question of the self or subjectivity,” Dominguez told KGTV.

However, one mother says she is furious that her daughter was forced to perform nude for her final in the class, or risk getting a failing grade.

“It bothers me, I’m not sending her to school for this,” said the mother. “To blanket say you must be naked in order to pass my class, it makes me sick to my stomach.”

“At the very end of the class, we’ve done several gestures, they have to nude gesture. The prompt is to speak about or do a gesture or create an installation that says, ‘what is more you than you are?’

He said that 20 students strip down, including him, and do a performance of self in a dark room that is only lit by candlelight.

“It is all very controlled,” he said.

Dominguez says all students know what to expect from the first day of class.

“If they are uncomfortable with this gesture, they should not take the class,” he said.

However, the student’s mother says that was not the case.

“Nothing was ever explained, nothing was ever stipulated prior to Thursday,” she said.

The Chair of the Visual Arts Department, Dr. Jordan Crandall, provided KGTV with a statement on Monday.

In it, it states that the class is not a requirement for graduation and that students are not required to be nude.

“The concerns of our students are our department’s first priority, and I’d like to offer some contextual information that will help answer questions regarding the pedagogy of VIS 104A.

“Removing your clothes is not required in this class. The course is not required for graduation.

“VIS 104A is an upper division class that Professor Dominguez has taught for 11 years. It has a number of prompts for short performances called “gestures.” These include “Your Life: With 3 Objects and 3 Sounds” and “Confessional Self,” among others. Students are graded on the “Nude/Naked Self” gesture just like all the other gestures. Students are aware from the start of the class that it is a requirement, and that they can do the gesture in any number of ways without actually having to remove their clothes. Dominguez explains this- as does our advising team if concerns are raised with them. There are many ways to perform nudity or nakedness, summoning art history conventions of the nude or laying bare of one’s “traumatic” or most fragile and vulnerable self. One can “be” nude while being covered.”

Handgun found in man’s ‘butt cheeks’ during jail search

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A handgun was found in a Bridgeton man’s “anal cavity” during a strip search at the Cumberland County Jail on Friday, police said in a news release.

17751096-largeWhen officers arrested 21-year-old Darquan R. Lee, of Pamphylia Avenue, on a contempt of court warrant Friday afternoon, they searched him and brought him to the Bridgeton police station, according to Lt. Thomas Speranza, of the Bridgeton Police Department, in the release.

But at the station, suspicion that Lee might be hiding something arose when he asked police to use the bathroom, but then “refused” after officers told him that they would pat him down and search the bathroom “before and after he used it,” police said.

It was at this point officers thought Lee might be hiding “contraband” in his “anal cavity,” according to the news release.

Upon transferring Lee to the Cumberland County Jail, the police officers told jail personnel they thought Lee might be hiding contraband, officials said.

It was during a “strip search” that jail personnel discovered a .25-caliber automatic handgun “shoved in his anal cavity” and “between his butt cheeks,” authorities said.

The handgun was also reported stolen from Alabama, according to police.

Lee was additionally charged with possession of a weapon; unlawful possession of a weapon; certain persons not to have a weapon and receiving stolen property, according to officials.

He is currently being held in the Cumberland County Jail without bail.

Cops Follow Trail Of Macaroni Salad Straight To Robbery Suspects

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Never trust the macaroni salad. It’ll turn on you when you least expect it.

This, after police in Mt. Morris, New York, apprehended three burglary suspects Sunday by following a trail of macaroni salad they left behind while making their getaway.

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In a release published Monday morning, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports thieves broke in and stole a cash register from Build-A-Burger Restaurant, along with the establishment’s entire surveillance system and a large bowl of macaroni salad.

Deputies were hot on the criminals’ trail, literally, as they attempted to escape via the nearby Greenway Trail.

“Found along the trail were cash register parts, surveillance system parts, rubber gloves, loose change and a steady trail of macaroni salad,” the sheriff’s office said. “It was later discovered that the suspects stole a large bowl of macaroni salad, which they took turns eating, along their escape route.”

Officers arrested Matthew P. Sapetko, 34, James P. Marullo, 35, and Timothy S. Walker Jr., 23, by early Sunday afternoon. The three have been charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree grand larceny. Walker faces additional charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance, say police.

Per the Democrat & Chronicle, the three have been booked into the Livingston County Jail. Most of the stolen property has been recovered.