Man confessed to killing his neighbor and brought the body to his lawyer’s office

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WPTV-John-Marshall_1425565362242_14439302_ver1.0_640_480When John Marshall, 52, walked into his attorney’s office in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon — disheveled, incoherent and injured — lawyer Robert Harris was shocked by what he had to say.

Marshall told him that his neighbor’s body was in the back of his pickup truck. They had been at odds for some time, and on Wednesday, the man threatened him with a gun, he told his attorney.

According to Harris, the man pistol-whipped his client in the face, giving him a bruise and knocking out a tooth. They struggled and fell to the ground. The gun went off.

“Unfortunately, someone, I believe, has passed,” Harris told the News-Press. “But Mr. Marshall … it appears to me as if this was a complete act of self-defense — preservation of life. That’s what he’s telling us.”

So far, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office says that Marshall is not under arrest and they are conducting an investigation into the bizarre case. The dead man was identified by police as Theodore Hubbell Jr.

Speaking to reporters outside of his law office, Harris said that he had recently advised his client to seek a restraining order against the man.

The conflict might have stemmed from Marshall’s plans to renovate a shed that he had placed on a property he purchased in Bokeelia, Fla., Harris said.

“This person had not wanted him to build in that area,” Harris said. “I guess that’s what he was angry about, but there were some consistent threats.”

One neighbor told CBS affiliate WINK News, however, that it was Hubbell who felt threatened by Marshall.

“He said, ‘I think I have a lunatic for a neighbor.’ I don’t know if he used that word, but somebody very not right in the head,” said Jill Hammer. Hubbell “would never have started a confrontation, he would have turned and walked away.”

According to his attorney, Marshall went back out to the property and Hubbell stopped him, saying that he wanted to apologize, according to Harris. Marshall approached Hubbell, who then pulled a gun.

“Mr. Marshall went into some sort of shock and didn’t know what to do,” Harris said. “What he knew was he could trust us.”

Marshall drove some 30 miles from Bokeelia to the lawyer’s office with the body in the back of his truck, Harris said. He may have called his wife, but Harris said that Marshall remembers very little about the drive.

Speaking to reporters late Wednesday, Harris said that Marshall was still “breathing heavy” and “looking like a man who has lost the world.” Later that night, he was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.

His law office is now a crime scene, which Harris said has put him in a state of disbelief as well.

“They don’t teach you about this in law school, that’s for sure,” he added.

Apparently you can throw a bottle of urine out your dorm window at a woman and shoot her in the buttocks with a BB gun

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It’s been six days since an NSU student heard from university investigators.

It’s days from when she says she was shot with a BB gun and hit with a bottle of urine.

NewsChannel 3 spent the afternoon calling the university to ask why an alert wasn’t sent out to the campus.

670px-Shoot-a-BB-Gun-Step-1Now the student, who wants to remain anonymous, has finally heard back from campus police.

“I expected for there to be some type of lockdown. I expected for them to at least notify via email or text some type of alert on campus that that was going on. That somebody was being shot at,” the student says.

She tells NewsChannel 3 an investigator said the magnitude of the incident did not warrant a lockdown nor an alert.

They say this warranted just a “health and welfare” check despite the fact that a BB gun is listed as a weapon on the zero tolerance policy.

“There’s a weapon on campus. So definitely I wanted there to be a lockdown so the person or persons could be caught and that weapon taken off my campus.

She says all campus police did was search the all-male freshman dorm Babbotte Smith.

For nearly a week, she didn’t hear a word from the university.

“I feel like I was let down by campus police. Just because of the fact I felt there was no urgency there was no lockdown no notification. It was disappointing and revealing,” the student says.

The school released the following statement:

“The BB gun case remains under investigation. A report of the incident was taken, however, it was not included in the daily log. This was an error on our part, and lessons learned from this experience are that we must ensure that all staff are aware of the Clery Act reporting requirements as well as our responsibility to provide timely communication to the university community in emergency situations.  Key personnel will begin meeting tomorrow to review our emergency policies and procedures.  Norfolk State University is committed to creating a safe and inviting atmosphere for all students, faculty, staff and guests.”

Richey Kiffe Accused Of Killing Girlfriend’s Puppies, Cuts Head Off Her Favorite

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Police have accused Richey Kiffe of suffocating four of his girlfriend’s Chihuahua puppies and cutting off the head of her favorite.

Richey-KiffeKiffe and his ex-girlfriend, 37-year-old Suzanna Guthrie, have been broken up for a couple of weeks, but the split has not gone smoothly. Guthrie has already filed a restraining order against the 52-year-old and has been temporarily living with a neighbor.

Last week, the pair got into another argument regarding the lease and the care of Guthrie’s four Chihuahua puppies. Guthrie went to a neighbor’s to avoid having another fight with Kiffe, but returned to the home after Kiffe would not return her texts.

When she went back to the home, she was greeted with a horrifying sight. Right there, on the front doorstep of the home, was the decapitated head of her favorite Chihuahua puppy.

“Boom, looking at you right there,” said a neighbor. “A little puppy head about that big, dude. The head, it was clean cut, washed, everything.”

Inside the home, under a couch, were the remaining three puppies. Kiffe allegedly strangled the puppies, put them in a plastic bag and slid them under the couch. The parents of the puppies were found inside the home unharmed.

When police arrived, they found Guthrie outside holding the puppy’s head. When they questioned Kiffe, he told them he was sleeping and didn’t know anything about the puppies. He would later admit he was drunk.

Kiffe was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. He is being held in the Terrebonne Parish jail on a $50,000 bond and faces up to a $25,000 fine and 10 years in prison.

Guthrie is filing a second restraining order against Kiffe, and says she and Kiffe are now being evicted from the residence following the incident.

Dispute Over Lawn Equipment Leaves Unborn Child, Two Others Dead

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A business dispute was at the center of a double murder-suicide that left two men and an unborn child dead and one woman critically injured Friday afternoon in Monkey Junction, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Richard-Albert-NielsonAuthorities say Richard Albert Nielsen, 62, shot 38-year-old Russell Allen Mitchell in front of the attendant window at the Murphy USA gas station on Carolina Beach Road in front of Wal-Mart. He then shot Jessica Lynn Modolo, 29, while she was in a vehicle with three children before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Modolo, who was about four months pregnant, remains in critical condition. The baby died, according to police.

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said surveillance footage shows the scene unfolding. At 3:55 p.m., Nielsen approached Mitchell and called out to him by name. As Mitchell turned around, Nielsen wielded a semi-automatic handgun and shot him once in the head at point-blank range.

Nielsen then shot Modolo in the head and abdomen as she sat in a vehicle at a gas station pump. Also in the car were Modolo’s 6-year-old son and Mitchell’s daughters, 9 and 7.

Nielsen then walked behind his own vehicle and fatally shot himself in the head. His body was found in a ditch by the gas station.

“This was an intentional, premeditated, targeted, deliberate act …, said District Attorney Ben David. “This was not a random act of violence and we have no reason to suspect that anyone is in further danger because of this.”

While David said looking for a motive is like chasing a ghost, he said it is clear that Nielsen, Mitchell and Modolo knew one another and were in some type of business relationship – a relationship that had gone sour.

On Feb. 5, Modolo filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office regarding stolen property totaling $4,126 at 810 Hiawatha Drive. The home is registered to a person with the last name of Mitchell. Russell Mitchell was on the deed of the property until October 2014.

“Mr. Nielsen was contacted about some property, which he had ultimately sold off – approximate value of $4,000,” David said. “The New Hanover Sheriff’s Office advised him to return that property and because he couldn’t, he knew that he faced potential criminal responsibility.”

David said Nielson had reached out to family members Friday morning, indicating that he, at 62 years old, would not be going to jail. Nielsen gave away his “earthly possessions,” including a debit card with PIN number.

At 3:05 p.m. Friday, Nielsen lawfully purchased a .380-caliber Ruger semi-automatic handgun from BullZeye Shooting Sports on Market Street, authorities said. Fifty minutes later, he would shoot Mitchell, Modolo and himself.

“It’s an ultimate act of cowardice for someone to take their life after taking someone else’s life …,” David said. “There are much better ways to resolve a property dispute than what we saw out here yesterday. Obviously, everyone has lost here, particularly and especially Mr. Nielsen, who not only took his life but will forever be branded as a double-murderer, and potentially worse. Because that’s exactly what he did.”

Nielsen had no criminal record, officials said. He was involved in a three-vehicle accident Jan. 6 on the Thomas Rhodes Bridge in Wilmington, according to a N.C. State Highway Patrol accident report and was cited for failure to reduce speed.

According to David, had Nielsen not fatally shot himself he would have faced two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and felony murder in addition to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.

North Carolina adopted Ethen’s Law in 2011, making unborn children separate victims in violent crimes. Nielson would have faced murder charges for the deaths of both Mitchell and Modolo’s unborn child, David said.

Man beats up woman for not looking like “goddess” he spent thousands of dollars to meet

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We’ve seen the magical transformative powers of makeup many times before. All it takes is a few puffs or creams and a flattering camera angle to turn someone into acompletely different person. This can all be in good fun when it’s just for some tweets, but when someone in a relationship is pretending to look like a completely different person online, then disaster can strike when they actually meet up.

Unfortunately this is exactly what happened when one man in China spent thousands of dollars to meet the woman he’d found online, only to discover that she didn’t look anything like the “goddess” in the pictures he’d seen.

The name of the man in question is Huang, a Chinese man from Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province in northeast China. The woman, Xiaojin, is from Suzhou, a city in eastern Jiangsu Province. For those not familiar with Chinese cities, these two are pretty far apart: a little over 1,400 miles (2,270km). That’s further than the distance between New York City and Miami, Florida.

But Huang didn’t care about the distance. When he met Xiaojin on WeChat, a social networking app, and saw pictures of her, he couldn’t wait to meet up in real life.

After spending a couple of thousand dollars on an immediate plane ticket to meet Xiaojin, Huang was devastated by what she actually looked like. Apparently she had a “rounder face” and was “more tan” than he expected. Not to mention her *gasp!* trace amounts of acne.

He told her: “You can’t be Xiaojin, right? You look too different.” She claimed: “It’s me. I just edited the photo and wore makeup. This is what I look like normally.” The two of them continued arguing about her “lying” about her appearance, and eventually Huang became so upset he apparently assaulted Xiaojin inside the public place they’d agreed to meet up.

 

Thankfully their dispute was quickly broken up, and they were both taken to a police station where the two of them made up and more or less amicably went their separate ways. For his final words on the matter, Huang said before flying back to Harbin: “From now on, I will never trust online love again!”

We’re fairly sure Xiaojin feels much the same way, Huang.

Croatian model arrested, faces attempted murder charge after stabbing twin sister in jealous rage over boyfriend

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A Croatian model has been arrested and faces attempted murder charges after she stabbed her identical twin sister because she was jealous of her relationship with a man they both liked.

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Sara Grkovic, 22, and her twin sister Dajana Grkovic lived together with their mother in the northern Croatian port city of Rijeka where neighbours said they were always polite and friendly.

But police were called after hearing a violent row that ended with Sara plunging a kitchen knife into her twin sister leaving her critically injured and fighting for her life.

One neighbor told local TV: “They were always immaculately groomed and polite, and as alike as two peas in a pod. I never knew which one was passing me in the corridor but they always said hello.

“They were apparently arguing about a man that they both liked. He seems to have settled down in a relationship with Dajana and Sara was not happy about it. I never would have thought it would come to her trying to kill her sister though.”

She said that she did not often see the two girls together although they lived together, and thought that despite the fact they were identical twins there was an element of jealousy between the two over who was the more attractive, which seems to have spiralled out of control in the latest row.

She said: “Both of them were stunning, I don’t think they worried about competition from other women, but they were certainly jealous of each other.”

Dajana is currently in the intensive care ward at the local hospital with a deep wound to her chest and to her thigh although doctors said her condition was now stable.

Their divorced mother had apparently left them alone in the flat after going to Germany for work, and the father had had nothing to do with the two girls or his ex-wife after the divorce – including not paying any maintenance according to family friends.

One told local media: “They had been a bit wild since their mother went away, and they were left to their own devices. But we never thought it would come to something like this.”

Giant snow penis demolished at Texas Tech University as students protest

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622x350A group of mostly male students at Texas Tech University staged a heroic last stand before a bulldozer demolished their beloved snow sculpture of a giant penis.

The 11-foot-tall sculpture, built in “one of the most popular places on campus,” took about four hours and up to ten students to complete, according to a video description on Newsflare.

Before the students could add their finishing touches to the sculpture, university workers in a bulldozer arrived to demolish it. The YouTube video showing the incident has received more than 52,000 views as of Monday morning.

Students began pouring water on the sculpture in a futile attempt to solidify it. After a brief standoff between workers and students, who posed with the sculpture and hugged it while others took photos, the sculpture was destroyed in “possibly the most brutal way possible,” according to the video’s description.

Videos posted to YouTube and Vine on Thursday show the mighty sculpture being brought down.