Connect with us

Sad

George Floyd’s killer, Derek Chauvin reportedly asks a judge to dismiss his case

Published

on

Sponsored

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin has reportedly asked a judge to dismiss murder charges against him in the death of George Floyd.

 

In court papers, defense attorneys for Chauvin said there is no probable cause to support charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. They asked a judge to dismiss the murder charges against him, arguing that Floyd’s alleged drug use, not the improper use of force by the officer, was to blame for his death.

ALSO READ:  Dre's estranged wife wants $2million a month in temporary spousal support amid the couple's multi-million-dollar divorce

 

Meanwhile, prosecutors said on Friday August 28, that they are planning to seek a harsher sentence for the ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is one of four charged for the murder of George Floyd.

 

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison informed Peter Cahill, the judge in Floyd murder case he will be seeking a harsher sentence for Chauvin, for several reasons.

ALSO READ:  Soldier sentenced to 55 years in prison for robbing and killing WHO staff in Zamfara
Sponsored

 

The Minnesota Attorney General says the murder was “especially heinous” because Floyd was killed in front of children.

 

In the legal docs, Ellison noted that Floyd was in a “particularly vulnerable” state because he was handcuffed and chest down on the pavement, repeatedly telling Chauvin and the other officers he could not breathe.

ALSO READ:  16-year-old girl raped while washing clothes at a stream in Osun

 

Chauvin is facing up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the second-degree murder charge. His former colleagues, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao, and Thomas Lane, are each charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Sponsored

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sad

Girl dies after her teacher flogged her for getting two math questions wrong

Published

on

Sponsored

A schoolgirl has died after allegedly being beaten by her teacher for failing to answer two maths questions correctly.

 

The 10-year-old girl, identified by her surname Zhang, was a student at a primary school in the city of Guangyuan, central China.

 

According to the Xinhua News Agency, the teacher, identified by the surname Wang, beat the girl on September 10.

ALSO READ:  16-year-old girl raped while washing clothes at a stream in Osun

 

Zhang was beaten on her palms four times and ordered to kneel for four minutes, state-owned newspaper China Daily reports.

 

Girl dies after her teacher flogged her for getting two math questions wrong

 

Feeling dizzy, she was sent to hospital by her grandmother and the teacher and was pronounced dead later that day at 3.30pm.

Sponsored

 

She also had her ears pulled and her head beaten, according to the Oriental Daily.

ALSO READ:  Suspected Fulani militia hacks final year Poly student to death in Kaduna

 

Medical experts found no wounds and an investigation into her death is under way.

 

The Cangxi county government has set up a task force and the teacher has been suspended from work, along with the school’s principal.

 

ALSO READ:  Black Lives Matter: Lewis Hamilton wears Breonna Taylor t-shirt as he calls for justice at Formula One race (photos)

The victim’s grandmother told local media that she had a twin sister who was in the same class. She said Zhang looked close to fainting during the beating.

 

The grandmother also mentioned that Zhang was scared of her maths teacher, who she claimed often gave corporal punishment to students.

Sponsored

Continue Reading

Sad

US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dies aged 87 after year long battle with cancer

Published

on

Sponsored

US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the firebrand court justice who was known for her legal, cultural and feminist actions while serving in the highest court of the land, died Friday September 18, aged 87 after battling cancer, the Supreme Court has announced.

 

Justice Ginsburg, nominated into the supreme court by former president Bill Clinton, died from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas, the Supreme court said in a statement.

ALSO READ:  Suspected Fulani militia hacks final year Poly student to death in Kaduna

 

US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dies aged 87 after year long battle with cancer

 

She died at her home in Washington surrounded by family.

“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in the statement.

Sponsored

“We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tired and resolute champion of justice.”

ALSO READ:  Dre's estranged wife wants $2million a month in temporary spousal support amid the couple's multi-million-dollar divorce

 

US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dies aged 87 after year long battle with cancer

 

Known for her legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg served 27 years as a Supreme Court Justice. Her death will set in motion a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, as the presidential election nears.

 

Ginsburg’s death gives Republicans the chance to tighten their grip on the court with another Trump appointment that would give conservatives a 6-to-3 majority meaning that even a defection on the right would leave conservatives with enough votes to prevail in the Obamacare case, Dreamers and many other cases that will be brought to the supreme court this period.

ALSO READ:  Soldier sentenced to 55 years in prison for robbing and killing WHO staff in Zamfara

Sponsored

Continue Reading

Crime

Man charged with killing and dismembering his girlfriend in Kentucky

Published

on

Sponsored

A Kentucky man has been charged in connection with the gruesome murder of his girlfriend who was dismembered before her body parts were hauled in suitcases all the way to south suburban Markham.

 

Police said Melvin Martin Jr., 30, who was initially charged as a fugitive took his girlfriend’s remains on a Greyhound bus to visit family in Markham, traveling more than five hours with the body parts to the Chicago Greyhound station at 630 W. Harrison St.

ALSO READ:  Suspected Fulani militia hacks final year Poly student to death in Kaduna

 

Markham spokesman, Michael Taylor said in a statement that Martin was arrested on Monday at the Markham Public Library after curious family members made the discovery.

 

The spokesman said some parts of the woman’s body were found in Illinois, while the other half was found in Kentucky.

 

‘A severed head and other body parts were found in the bags, while police in Kentucky found the woman’s torso,’ he said.

ALSO READ:  Married man commits suicide in Rivers state
Sponsored

 

‘Martin had been staying with family for about a week, and family members became curious after he asked them on at least two occasions to purchase clothing for him despite arriving on a Greyhound bus in Chicago toting the bags’.

 

‘Martin eventually moved the two bags to the home’s garage, and the family made the discovery after Martin had left for the library,’ Taylor added.

 

Detectives believe the girlfriend was killed at least 30 days ago with Markham Police Chief Terry White saying the woman’s death could be the result of a domestic dispute that occurred about a month ago.

ALSO READ:  16-year-old girl raped while washing clothes at a stream in Osun

 

When asked by police why he brought his girlfriend’s remains to Illinois, Martin Jr. delivered a shocking reply.

 

“He indicated that, as grotesque as it might sound, that he still wanted to be with at least part of her,” said Markham police Chief.

Sponsored

Continue Reading