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These women are no Real Housewives


Meet Broward Sheriff's Office's new tough rockstars — Ana Murillo, 29, Shelunda Cooper, 25, Julie Bower, 48, and Andrea Penoyer, 26.

OFFICER PENOYER: The mother of 7-year-old.

OFFICER MURILLO: The mother of a 2-year-old.

OFFICER COOPER: Her twin sister and husband are police officers.

OFFICER BOWER: A mother of three.

The 10-series reality TV show premieres on TCL at 9 p.m., Thursday. Watch the funny introductory videos.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 07:25 PM on July 31, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

M.C. Hammer's cousin accused of rape

Lyin-marv1-thumb Police arrested Marvin Turrell Grant, 33, also known as Bigg Marv and Lyin' Marv, on charges that he raped a 40-year-old woman he met on Twitter.

The woman said she agreed to meet Grant in person at the Livermore hotel in Vegas, but did not agree to have sex with him.  Here is the story.

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Man charged with having sex with horse

This one is really sick: Another man was arrested Thursday for having sex with his dog.

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Woman convicted of killing 4 daughters

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Raw video: Cops chase 7-year-old driver

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Cops agree to do a 'little Walt Disney'

Four police officers are in trouble for agreeing to do "a little Walt Disney," but their story did not involve a friendly mouse, it involved a mystery cat.

In the Urban Dictionary, a Walt Disney is a person who makes up stories that are not true, in order to make him/herself look good.

MickeyThe Hollywood officers decided to use some Disney magic, after one of them crashed into Alexandra Gabriela Torrensvilas, 23.

To avoid a possible citation, the officers decided to blame the crash on a cat that Torrensvilas said had jumped from her lap, through the driver's side window, and onto the street.

She was arrested for driving under the influence.

Torrensvilas' attorney Larry Meltzer let the  police cam dash video and audio do most of the talking and her charges were dismissed.

``I will do the narrative for you,'' one of the officers says on the tape. ``I know how I am going to word this, the cat gets him off the hook.''

Officer 1: "We are gonna bend this a little bit. She's drunk so it is what it is."

Officer 2: "I don't want you to make things up ever, it's wrong, but if I need to bend to protect a cop, I'm gonna."

Their shady agreement: ``We'll do a little Walt Disney to protect the cop because it wouldn't have mattered because she is drunk anyway.''

There is one question left unanswered: Where did the cat go? Here is the story.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 08:30 AM on July 29, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Mother who cannibalized her baby said the devil made her do it

Baby_Decapitated_NY112 Otty Sanchez, 33, decapitated her son 3 1/2-week-old Scotty Wesley Buchholz-Sanchez, and partially cannibalized him in San Antonio, Texas.

When police entered the home they found a decapitated baby and Sanchez sitting on the couch with a self-inflicted wound to her chest. Her throat was partially slashed and she was screaming "I killed my baby! I killed my baby!" 

She told officers the devil ordered her to do it.

The crime scene was so gruesome that officers could not speak to each other as they inspected the house. Authorities found the baby with three of his toes chewed off, his face torn away, and his brains ripped out. She ate part of the baby's brain.

Sanchez used a knife and two swords.

Sanchez's family said she had been hearing voices, and had been diagnosed with postpartum psychosis, which can cause delusional thoughts and hallucinations.

The Associated Press has the story.



Posted by Andrea Torres at 02:14 PM on July 28, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Deputy bragged about Punishment on Facebook

Image_8614291 Sgt. Brent Raban, who was one of three Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies recently demoted, may have been confusing reality at work with the comics he loved.

Raban told internal affairs investigators he was a big fan of Batman and The Punisher comic books.

To celebrate the character at work, Raban liked to wear a camouflage skullcap emblazoned with the word "PUNISHMENT!"

Raban also posted on his Facebook this phrase: "It's not crime fighting ... It's dealing out PUNISHMENT!"

Investigators also documented other alarming comments on his Facebook such as writing in one instance that he roughed up one suspect. "But like a good batterer," he added, "I know the areas that hide the marks well."

Palm Beach Post staff Michael Laforgia has the story.


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Hunches prove to be valuable assets when sensing danger

A new study suggests that the speed with which the brain reads and interprets sensations like the feelings in one’s own body and emotions in the body language of others is central to avoiding imminent threats.

“Not long ago people thought of emotions as old stuff, as just feelings — feelings that had little to do with rational decision making, or that got in the way of it,” said Dr. Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute. “Now that position has reversed.”

Here is the story.

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Expert reacts to Rabbi arrest
for trafficking human organs

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