URGENT: TX ON-EDGE After THIRD Austin Package Explosion – All Victims African-American

TheCount.com reported this morning of a fatal package explosion in Austin, which followed another fatal blast last week, and now a third explosion has occurred.

The third explosion has been reported in Austin, Texas, after an earlier blast on the same day killed a teenage boy. Authorities have said they believe the first two explosions, both the result of explosives left in a package at a residence, are related.

A March 2 explosion killed an adult male.

Both of the deceased victims are African-American, and Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said in a news conference that authorities “cannot rule out hate crime is the cause of this.” Continue reading

Rihanna On Murdered Cousin “I Can’t Believe I Held You Last Night”

Police are investigating the shooting death of singer, Rihanna‘s cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Eden Lodge, Barbados. He was 21.

Rihanna posted the sad news on Instagram along with a picture of Alleyne, lementing the young man had visited her just hours before his murder:

“RIP cousin. … can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!” Rihanna captioned her post on Instagram.

Preliminary investigations revealed that at around 7 p.m., Alleyne was walking through a track in the area of his house when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene. Alleyne was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Continue reading

UPDATE: VA Man Killed At “All Faze Auto Body” May Have Been Shot By Family Members

Dana Burdick has been identified by Powhatan Deputies as the man fatally shot at an All Faze Auto Body in Powhatan County Monday night. Burdick was 35.

Earlier news reports indicated that the shooting occurred at Murphy’s body shop, however, TheCount.com has learned “All Faze Auto Body” was in-fact the exact location of the fatal family-involved shooting. All Faze operates in a space within the Anderson Highway building that is marked “Murphy’s body shop.”

A sign pictured hanging on the auto shop’s door stated that the business was closed “for the day.”  Continue reading

Joliet Mom Shoots Twin Girls Dead Before Turning Gun On Herself

Celisa Henning and her twin daughters Makayla and Addison, have been IDed as the woman and two children found dead in what is believed to be a murder-suicide in southwest suburban Joliet, Ill., Monday. Henning was 41, her daughters were about to turn six.

Autopsies were scheduled for Tuesday to confirm the cause of death for the three family members, but police said it appeared all three died of gunshot wounds.

Just after 3 p.m., officers responded to a death investigation at the home in the 400 block of North Reed Street in Joliet, according to a statement from Joliet police. When officers arrived they were met by a family member who directed them inside the home, where they witnessed the disturbing scene police described only as “tragic and horrible,” authorities said. “This is an ongoing investigation into a very tragic incident,” Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton said. Continue reading