Teenager jailed for acid attack on group of friends at rail station

A teenager has been jailed for eight years after he sprayed acid over a group of friends, leaving some with permanent scarring. Alexander Bassey, 17, launched the unprovoked attack on the five victims as they waited on a train platform at Ockendon rail station in Essex on May 22. As a train pulled into the station, Bassey gestured towards the friends and encouraged them to join him on the train. When the group refused, Bassey approached them, shouting abuse before

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Zakaria Bulhan Russell Square attack suspect arrested

Authorities in England say that a Norweigan-Somali man named Zakaria Bulhan attacked and killed Darlene Horton with a knife on the night of August 3. In total, six people were stabbed with Horton being the only fatal victim. Police are looking into mental health as being the main contributing factor. he 19-year-old was Tasered by police and taken into custody after the shocking attack in central London. Five other people were injured during the terrifying incident which began shortly before

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University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan arrested

University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan is one of two men arrested Thursday on allegations they were involved in a deadly siege that left 20 dead at a café in Bangladesh. Khan, 22, and British national Hasnat Karim, 47, were arrested in different areas of the capital of Dhaka, and police were seeking court permission to question them for 10 days, said Masudur Rahman, a Dhaka police spokesman. Five armed gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant on the

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Peyton Martines charged with killing son by giving her salt

A South Carolina mother is accused of killing her 17-month-old daughter by feeding her a teaspoon of salt. Peyton Martines was taken off life support Wednesday afternoon, a day after being declared brain dead, said Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger. Charges against Kimberly Martines, 23, of Fingerville, have been upgraded to homicide by child abuse. She was previously charged with felony child abuse. Solicitor Barry Barnette told local media outlets that Martines fed the toddler salt to try to win

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Florida Mom Charged With Manslaughter After Dead Newborn

Florida, mother was charged Monday in the death of her newborn after the girl was found face down in a trash can in a hotel room, Marion County deputies said. In March, Jodi Leann Alexander’s friend called authorities after finding a dead baby girl lying face down in a trash can of Alexander’s hotel room at the Vacation Host Inn, located at 3330 S. Pine Ave., in Ocala, deputies told News 13 in Orlando. Towels were used in an attempt

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Suspect in Austin bar shooting arrested in Atlanta

Police in Austin have arrested a man suspected of shooting into a crowd in downtown Austin just after bars closed early Sunday. Endicott McCray, 24, was arrested around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Atlanta area by U.S. Marshals, the station reported. The shooting Sunday left one woman dead and three other victims wounded, setting off a chaotic scene in a crowded entertainment district. Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said police received reports of gunshots in the area of

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Jeffrey Hazelwood arrested for shooting death two teenagers

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two teenagers in Roswell, Georgia. The suspect, Roswell resident Jeffrey A. Hazelwood, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder around 5 a.m. this morning, said Roswell Police Department Chief Rusty Grant. He was being held at the Roswell Detention Center and was expected to be transferred to the Fulton County Jail. Police believe Hazelwood acted alone but were unable to comment on any

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Florida man fatally injures pinky the dancing flamingo

A Busch Gardens flamingo is dead after an Orlando man threw her to the ground Tuesday evening, police said. Pinky, a Chilean flamingo, had to be euthanized because her injuries were so severe, according to Busch Gardens officials. “Pinky was a beloved member of the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay family and made many appearances on behalf of the park’s conservation and education efforts,” a park statement said. “She will be sorely missed.” Joseph Anthony Corrao, 45, was visiting Busch Gardens

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Man arrested after threatening to flush baby down toilet

A man tried to drown his 6-week-old son in a flushing toilet during an armed domestic dispute that led to a SWAT standoff, Pittsburgh police said Tuesday. Dennis Gateley, 31, was in custody awaiting arraignment on charges including aggravated assault against the infant, endangering the child’s welfare and illegally possessing a firearm. He was also charged with assaulting and threatening to kill others in the house. Gateley’s brother told police that he found Gateley, the child’s mother, and the child’s

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Milwaukee man has been arrested for allegedly drowning his son

A Milwaukee man has been arrested for allegedly drowning his 3-month-old son in a pond.Sean A. Flowers Jr., 25, was taken into custody Saturday after he reportedly held his son underwater until he lost consciousness. Witnesses told police that Flowers walked into the water near an apartment complex after he fought with his girlfriend — the child’s mother — during a family reunion. The father is being held without bail and prosecutors are expected to handle the charges this week,

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