Missouri man, Drew Atchison, is charged Monday with three counts of first-degree murder and other crimes after a couple and a toddler were killed in rural southeast Missouri.
Atchison, 24, is accused of murdering Samara Fontaine Kitts, 23, her 24-year-old boyfriend Harley Michael Million, and their 17-month-old daughter Willa Fontaine Million. Million later killed the child after leaving her alone with dogs overnight at the crime scene.
Court documents indicate Atchison confessed to the killings. It did not list a motive.
Deputies say, Atchison fatally slashed the couple last Thursday at their home in Wayne County. He allegedly put the bodies in the back of Million’s truck and left the child alone overnight, locking her in a room with dogs. Continue reading
Former LA Clippers #45, Rasual Butler, was named as one of the victims in a single-vehicle, high-speed crash in Studio City, California, early Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
A woman was also killed in the violent early morning crash. Butler, who was operating the newer Range Rover, was 38.
Butler and an unidentified woman were in a newer model Range Rover when it crashed in the 11200 block of Ventura Boulevard about 2:25 a.m., authorities said. The SUV was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard when the vehicle lost control, hit multiple parking meters, slammed into a wall, overturned and ended up in a parking lot, according to coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter and Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mayorga. Continue reading
A train carrying Republican Congressmen has derailed in Virginia, US, and several people have been injured, according to reports.
The train reportedly struck a dump truck in what is being described as a violent crash.
“Bodies on the ground,” according to a witness. The conductor is said to be in critical condition.
Leader Paul Ryan is among about 250 House and Senate members reportedly on the train as well as spouses and family members of Republican leaders at the time of the crash.
TheCount.com will be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
The family of Karmeshia Pipes, the 26-year-old pregnant woman found shot to death in her Memphis residence, is asking for donations via gofundme.
Pipes was last seen leaving her baby shower on January, 21, and was expected to give birth, “any day,” according to family members.
The fatal incident occurred in the 1900 block of Sparks Street in Memphis.
Family members say they asked a friend to perform a welfare check on Pipes who had not been answering phone or text messages in the 10 days following her January, 21, departure from her own baby shower. Continue reading
At least three people were reportedly killed and multiple others injured when a helicopter crashed into a house in Newport Beach Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The crash was reported just before 2 p.m. in the area of Egret Court, about a block from the beach.
Joseph Anthony Tena, 60, of Newport Beach and Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, of Santa Monica were named as two of the victims who died in the Tuesday crash, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The third victim’s information will be released pending notification of family, according to abc7.
The fire department says at least five people reported to be unconscious at the scene when firefighters arrived. Continue reading
The mastermind of the Indianapolis Richmond Hill explosion, Mark Leonard, was found dead in jail Tuesday morning at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, according to the Department of Correction.
Mark Ray Leonard, the man convicted in the Richmond Hill explosion, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for trying to hire a hitman to kill a witness.
Leonard’s 50-year-sentence will be served consecutively alongside his current two life sentences without parole. Continue reading
TMZ is reporting that former “Glee” star Mark Salling has died of an apparent suicide. They say his body was found near a riverbed close to the area where he lived.
The actor was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving a pre-pubescent minor.
Sentencing in the case was set for March. He was expected to get up four to seven years in prison as part of a plea deal. Continue reading
TheCount.com has obtained photos of a missing Waterloo, Iowa, woman who authorities say was found dead at Garden of Memories cemetery. Williams was reported missing on January 24.
The Waterloo Police Investigative Unit say they are investigating the death of 40-year-old Lakisha Quintel Williams, as suspicious.
Officers received a report of the death at Garden of Memories, located at 3669 Logan Avenue at 3:23 p.m. on Friday. Continue reading
Omarosa has officially joined the cast of long running CBS reality show, “Celebrity Big Brother,” reports TMZ.
In addition to numerous speaking engagements, Omarosa is back to reality TV in the next installment of the popular roommates from hell reality show.
Omarosa was announced as one of many stars that’ll be in the ‘Big Brother’ house next week in a quick promo that played right before the 2018 Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday. She’ll be in there with the likes of Shannon Elizabeth, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Chuck Liddell, Metta World Peace, and lots more. The first episode’s set to air next Wednesday … so we’ll find out who else is there soon enough.
As TMZ reported … Omarosa recently signed on as a speaker with the American Program Bureau after leaving her job at the White House. She’ll be asking for up to $50k for gig, depending on the venue.
Looks like she’s getting her feet wet first, though, with some familiar territory in front of the cameras.
Tragedy struck the Wilkinson County, MS., hunting community after three people – two adults and a child – went missing after a pontoon boat capsized in 7 feet deep water near the Buffalo River area in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.
According to the Woodville Police Department, three bodies have been recovered: A man, his sister-in-law, and her son. All were said to be from from West Feliciana Parish. A dog’s body was also found.
The group went missing early Sunday morning. Authorities called them experienced hunters.
According to the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office, around 6:30 a.m., a group of four hunters were using two boats: a fishing boat and a pontoon boat. The pontoon boat was being utilized as a duck blind. Authorities say that when the hunters were moving from the fishing boat to the pontoon boat, the pontoon boat capsized. One of the hunters was able to escape and make it to shore, but three remained trapped in the water, including the child. The water is approximately 7 feet deep, and around 49 degrees. The Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office led a search and recovery, and crews from Louisiana assisted local law enforcement. The Zachary Fire Department, Woodville Police and Fire, Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries, West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, and the East Side dive team also assisted in the search and recovery. Continue reading