WEST PALM BEACH — A 29-year-old woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this morning in the beating death of a 3-year-old boy.
Tia Danae Roundtree of South Bay faces between 21 and 40 years in prison when she's sentenced Dec. 11, said her attorney, Assistant Public Defender Travis Dunnington. Prosecutors had earlier filed a notice they intended to seek the death penalty. The child, Kelvin Jackson, had a fractured skull, a bruised scalp and… Continue
local 12 reports "More testimony is expected today in a murder trial that will bring a big name in music back to Cincinnati. Rap artist T.I. is expected to testify on Friday about what happened the night his personal assistant died. 35-year-old Hosea Thomas is accused of killing Philant Johnson in May of 2006. The incident apparently started with a fight at a Roselawn club where T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, performed. The fight spilled onto I-75.…
An Oregon woman who is out $400,000 after falling for a well-known Internet scam says she wasn't a sucker or an easy mark.
Janella Spears of Sweet Home says she simply became curious when she received an e-mail promising her $20.5 million if she would only help out a long-lost relative identified as J.B. Spears with a little money up front.
Spears told KATU-TV about the scammers' ability to identify her relative by name was… Continue
He’s hip hop’s most stylish spitter, so it’s little surprise that Andre 3000 has designed not only one of the best ‘celebrity’ lines we’ve seen, but one of the coolest collections of 2008 (and how hot is Green Light!!!). We give the Benjamin Bixby owner the Last Word…
Last time you were inspired to design clothes?
For Benjamin Bixby I knew I was going to be launching in Fall/ Winter. I’m a huge American football fan and what lets… Continue
CBS reports "a former church secretary at Denver's Cental Baptist Church has filed a lawsuit against the church and senior pastor Willie Simmons, accusing him of multiple incidents of lewd, drunken sexual conduct in the church… Continue
Al Qaeda has issued a statement to Obama and other top black politicians:
A purported message from al Qaeda’s deputy leader posted on Islamist Web sites on Wednesday told President-elect Barack Obama that “a heavy legacy of failure and crimes awaits you.”
(CNN) -- Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader is heard in a Web posting Wednesday warning President-elect Barack Obama that "a heavy legacy of failure and crimes awaits"… Continue
Police have possible suspects in beer delivery driver’s slaying On Monday, the 26-year-old Atlantan was fatally shot in the stomach when someone tried to rob him on a beer delivery at a gas station near Oakland Cemetery.
Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta police were still trying to identify the shooter in the death of the Haitian immigrant, who moved to the United States with his family in 1992.
With the help of some phone tips, police had a… Continue
Robert Edward Kiesewetter was delivering pizza in the Edgefield Apartments area of Churchland when he was robbed. He was trying to get away when Jamal Minggia shot at him three times, according to Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Douglas Ottinger.
Kiesewetter managed to drive to a nearby fire station, but the 50-year-old died of a gunshot wound to the chest in the April 25 shooting.
Minggia, 19, will spend the next four decades in prison… Continue
President-elect Barack Obama is set to appoint Eric Holder attorney general, making him the first African American to hold the position, reports say. Holder, 57, served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration and was a legal advisor for Obama’s campaign. There is no official word yet from Obama’s camp, but according to Newsweek, after some discussions Obama made an offer to Holder and he accepted. “The announcement is not likely until… Continue
The owner of Kansas City Journey’s store says it has fired an employee who was behind a racial slur on a receipt given to a black customer. The store owner apologized for the worker who chose a code on a computerized list of reasons for returned merchandise that said “Cust: Dumb Nigger.”
The slur was printed on the receipt after the customer bought his kicks but later returned them after buying a cheaper pair elsewhere. He didn’t notice the insult until he got… Continue