A 24-year-old man who had a "morbid fascination" with serial killers has been jailed for murdering 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod with a claw hammer. Cody Ackland attacked Ms McLeod while she waited at a bus stop in Plymouth on a Saturday evening in November last year. Later that night he dumped her body, stripped of clothes, in dense woodland close to a beach nine miles south of where she was attacked. He was given a life sentence at Plymouth Crown Court on Thursday and must serve a minimum of 30 years. Judge Robert Linford told Ackland: "On 20 November last year you subjected Bobbi-Anne McLeod to a prolonged, savage and merciless attack." Advertisement He continued: "She was a young, popular and much-loved person, you caused outrage and fear in this part of the country and with good reason, it was utterly motiveless." Judge Lindford told Ackland that he would remain indefinitely a "highly dangerous person", adding: "There is a strong possibility you … [Read more...] about Man with ‘morbid fascination’ with serial killers jailed for murder of Bobbi-Anne McLeod
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A plaque dedicated to murdered PCSO Julia James disappeared on the same day her killer was convicted. Mrs James, 53, suffered "catastrophic" injuries after she was ambushed as she walked her dog, Toby, in woods near her home in Snowdon, Kent, on 27 April last year. Callum Wheeler, 22, was convicted of the mother-of-two's murder at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday. Hours later, the plaque was taken from Market Place, Aylesham, between 6.30pm and 9pm. Now Kent Police has launched an appeal to find the ceramic memorial. Advertisement A Kent Police spokesman said: "Officers in Aylesham are appealing for help following the disappearance of a plaque in memory of PCSO Julia James. "It is reported that the ceramic plaque, which had been placed near the Miners' Wheel memorial in the village's Market Place, was removed between 6.30pm and 9pm on the evening of Monday 16 May. More on Julia James Julia James killing: PCSO's head injuries were … [Read more...] about Julia James: Memorial plaque dedicated to murdered PCSO disappears on day her killer is convicted
Creepy CCTV footage has emerged of Ted Bundy -obsessed killer Cody Ackland calmly entering a police station to admit to the brutal killing of teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod. Today (Thursday, May 19), the 24-year-old indie musician was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the killing of the 18-year-old, who was travelling to see her boyfriend when sick Ackland pounced. Ackland murdered Bobbi-Anne on November 20, 2021 after encountering her waiting by a bus stop near to her home in Leigham in Plymouth, Devon. He pulled over and attacked the stranger with a hammer - hitting her from behind before driving her to Dartmoor and delivering the final fatal blows. Plymouth Crown Court was told that he handed himself in at Charles Cross police station on November 23 and confessed to the killing. Footage of that moment has emerged. Ackland is shown calmly strolling through the doors in a high vis jacket and with his arms folded behind his back, having just left work in a car … [Read more...] about Ted Bundy-obsessed murderer enters police station the day he confessed to teen’s death
A FORMER Bloomberg News reporter fell in love with the infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli, quitting her job and leaving her husband to be with him. Christie Smythe has since moved on with her life - including a new job and relationship. Who is Martin Shkreli? Martin Shkreli , 39, is a former hedge fund manager for Elea Capital, MSMB Capital Management, and MSMB Healthcare. He was also the co-founder and former chief executive officer of the biotechnology firm Retrophin and founder and former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. Infamously labeled as "Pharma Bro" by the media, Shkreli was criticized when Turing obtained the manufacturing license for the drug Daraprim , an AIDS drug, and hiked the prices by nearly 5,000 percent overnight in August 2015. Shkreli also made headlines after buying a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, for a reported $2million. Read More on The US Sun 'MOST HATED MAN' What to know about … [Read more...] about Who is ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli’s ex-girlfriend Christie Smythe?
THE FYRE Festival ordeal is a scandal that rocked the online world. The man behind the con, Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years behind bars in 2018, but released on May 18, 2022, more than two years ahead of time. Who is Billy McFarland? Billy McFarland, 30, is a convicted fraudster, best known for co-founding the infamous Fyre Festival . In 2013, McFarland founded a card-based social club named Magnises using $1.5 million of investor funding. After that, he set up Fyre Media along with rapper Ja Rule , which then founded its own festival. The business was a con from the start. In a term sheet sent to investors, Fyre Media claimed to be worth $90 million, despite the fact it had only done $60,000 in business. Read More On The Sun PANTS ON FYRE Fyre Festival boss admits LYING to backers in interview from jail ‘NOT A SCAM!’ Fyre Festival fraudster apologizes and begs for money for new prison project … [Read more...] about Who is Billy McFarland and where is he now?
JOSH Duggar’s prosecutors have ripped his wife Anna and mom Michelle for their “baffling” support of the disgraced star, as they have slammed his request for just five years in prison. Josh , 34, was found guilty of possessing and receiving child pornography on December 9 and will be sentenced for the crimes on May 25. The oldest Duggar son is requesting just five years in prison, while prosecution is demanding he receive the maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars. Josh’s wife and mother, along with other family members and friends, helped support his lenient request by writing letters to judge Timothy L. Brooks . The Sun can exclusively reveal that prosecution has responded to the request by slamming his loved ones’ support of the fallen son. In court papers obtained by The Sun read: “To support his argument, Duggar relies on claims from his wife, his mother, and others that he is ‘deeply devoted’ to his faith and family. Read more on Josh Duggar … [Read more...] about Josh Duggar’s prosecutors rip Anna & Michelle’s ‘BAFFLING’ support for him & slam his request for just 5 years in prison
JINGER Duggar’s husband Jeremy Vuolo admitted the stars are “distant” from in-laws Jim Bob and Michelle after the strict parents slammed her sexy style. Jinger , 28, Jill , 30, Jessa , 29, and Joy-Anna , 24, sued the City of Springdale, police department employees and others for invasion of privacy after the release of their brother Josh’s 2006 molestation police report caused "emotional distress.” The Sun can exclusively reveal unsealed court papers from the case, which has been dismissed by an Arkansas judge, where Jinger’s husband Jeremy reveals they are now “distant” from Jim Bob and Michelle. In Jeremy’s deposition taken on May 26, 2021, he was asked about their relationship with the Duggar family today. He was asked: “Has there been more distance? And obviously, there's more physical distance since you moved to California. Is there more emotional distance between Jinger and her parents than there was before you moved to California?” The pastor responded: … [Read more...] about Jinger Duggar’s husband admits couple is ‘distant’ from Jim Bob & Michelle after strict parents slammed her sexy style
An Arizona prisoner is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in less than three weeks for killing an 8-year-old girl, marking the second condemned man to decline lethal gas since the state refurbished its gas chamber — a method of execution that hasn’t been used in the United States in more than 20 years. Frank Atwood declined to pick a method of execution when corrections officials asked him if he wanted to die by lethal injection or the gas chamber. Lethal injection is Arizona’s default execution method when condemned prisoners refuse to make a selection. Clarence Dixon, who earlier this month became the first prisoner to be executed in Arizona since July 2014, also had refused to make a choice on his execution method. The last lethal gas execution in the United States was carried out in 1999 in Arizona, which refurbished its gas chamber at the prison in Florence , southeast of Phoenix , in late 2020. The state also had purchased materials to make … [Read more...] about Arizona prisoner won’t be executed in gas chamber