plunged 75 feet to her death from a Queen Mary walkway to the chilly
waters of Long Beach Harbor Monday night. OC Weekly has the story.
A distraught 26-year-old woman who had been arguing with her boyfriend
Morning reading from the Village Voice Empire: A local Minneapolis TV station aired footage last night of a woman who laid down in front of traffic to die, upsetting many viewers. The horrifying incident was caught on traffic cam around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday on Interstate 94, which closed for hours afterward. Police are looking for the multiple cars that hit her. The woman was found without ID and was hurt too badly to identify quickly. City Pages has the story (ed. note: it is disturbing to watch).
Afternoon reading from the Village Voice Empire: Headley, 20, might not have been the picture-perfect role model, but after getting shot and killed outside a boarded-up crack den, his family is still looking for his murderer. “This wasn’t a random incident. It was someone who had a vendetta out for him,” his mom says. Miami New Times has the story.
UPDATE: A judge has ruled that Josh and Susan’s Powell’s kids will at least temporarily be given to Susan’s parents. That came after a hearing yesterday in which more of Steven and Josh Powell’s sexual weirdness was revealed. See update after the jump…
UPDATE: Police have launched an all-out search for 3-year-old Aliayah Lunsford, and have tracked her scent to the edge of a river. But all they really know is that she disappeared sometime between 6 a.m. and about 9 on Saturday morning. See update after the jump…
Suppertime reading from the Village Voice Empire: He’s either a lucky 17-year-old kid, or a 19-year-old man in a lot of trouble. Benda had sex with a 15-year-old girl, then took naked pictures of a 17-year-old girl. The question is whether he’s old enough to face felony charges. City Pages has the story.
Police say he was a trucker and woman-hater who roamed the south, picking up hookers and often killing them in beefs over money. He was already in jail for killing one woman when detectives pinned him for at least two other slayings. Discuss.