In 1994, six-year-old Rikki Neave went missing after he left home for school. The next day his little body was found among the woodlands close to his home in Welland, near Peterborough. The murder occurred just one year after the kidnapping and killing of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool. However, the perpetrator responsible for the death of Rikki Neave wasn't sent to court at the time. The killer, who was just 13 at the time, has been brought to justice nearly 30 years later, but why did it take so long? Who were the main suspects in Rikki Neave's murder? Rikki Neave killed aged six years-old ( Image: PA) Originally, police suspected Rikki’s mother Ruth of the murder and she was charged with killing her six-year-old son. Ruth was convicted of child cruelty following a trial, but acquitted of her son's murder. She later said she was advised to plead guilty to all offences by her solicitor but continued to deny the allegations. Ruth Neave, … [Read more...] about 24 Hours In Police Custody – how was Rikki Neave’s killer finally caught?
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A mum has lost custody of her children after hitting her son with a wooden spoon when he used her credit card to buy video games. The single parent, 46, confiscated the boy's gaming console, took a spoon from the kitchen and smacked him on the bottom after discovering he had blown $600 (£344) on her card. Her lawyer said the mum, from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia , had experienced a 'brain snap with a difficult child' and she was 'extremely remorseful'. She pleaded guilty to assault on Thursday at Southport Magistrates Court, reports 7news . The court heard how the boy, who has ADHD and autism, used his unemployed mum's card to make the purchase in March. After being hit with the spoon causing bruising, the 10-year-old lashed out kicking holes in the wall. The court heard that the mum experienced a 'brain snap with a difficult child' ( Image: 7NEWS) Child protective services were later informed about the incident and the mum, who cannot be named … [Read more...] about Mum loses custody of son after hitting him with spoon for spending £344 on games
What is illegal dog breeding and what does the law say? Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Jamie Phillips, of no fixed address, was sentenced by Plymouth Magistrates Court on Thursday, June 30, having previously pleaded guilty to both breeding and selling animals without a licence over a period of two years. Related articles Man and guide dog 'denied taxi ride' after driver claimed allergies Adorable dog with no eyes needs new home after years chained to wall The court previously heard how in July 2021, following reports on these activities, Plymouth City Council, police and the RSPCA executed a warrant on an address … [Read more...] about Man banned from having pets after dogs found in dark cages without water
A retired State Fire Marshal’s Office K-9 officer who found key physical evidence in the arsons of three St. Landry Parish Baptist churches in 2019 has passed away. Retired K-9 officer Monty, a 12-year-old golden Labrador, died peacefully on Tuesday, State Fire Marshal’s Office spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue said in a statement. Monty joined the state agency in 2012 and retired in July 2020 . “Monty was my friend, buddy and partner,” his handler Lt. Brian Mashon said. “I am going to miss him until we meet again.” Monty’s keen nose and accelerant detection training played a key role recovering evidence in the burnings of St. Mary, Greater Union and Mt. Pleasant Baptist churches in late March and early April 2019 — a story that garnered national attention. Monty was responsible for sniffing out a charred Scepter-branded gasoline can among the rubble of one of the churches, which helped investigators tie the arsonist, Holden Matthews, to the scene of all three fires. … [Read more...] about Dog who solved burning of 3 Louisiana Black churches, dies: ‘my friend, buddy and partner’
A man has been dubbed "Mr. Underpants" after he robbed nine stores in his white briefs and handed out mobile phones to the homeless. Jeh-isma-ae Hama, 23, has been arrested over his "Robin Hood" style stealing spree across Thailand. The burglar would sneak into different branches of Banana IT stores at night and commit the act in just his underwear. READ MORE Woman who went viral as 'World's Hottest Thief' still an absolute stunner 8 years on It has been reported that he stole around 128 items, mainly being mobile phones, which altogether were worth around 1.9 million baht (£43,997.54). He broke into a shop on Sunday (June 3) and was arrested the following day after being located in a rented room in Bang Kapi district, Bangkok. Hama confessed to cops that he only stole from Banana IT shops because he liked bananas, reports Bangkok Post. He said that he broke into stores while partially nude because it boosted his confidence. Hama plead guilty to his crimes and … [Read more...] about White-brief Robin Hood dubbed ‘Mr. Underpants’ robs 9 mobile phone shops for the poor
Published 26 March 2021 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A Fife man has denied killing a 58-year-old man by pushing him down a flight of stairs to his death. Mark McKinnlay, 36, is accused of the culpable homicide of Donald Maguire at Haymarket railway station in February last year. Mr McGuire hit his head on the ground and died in hospital from his injuries. McKinnlay, from Cowdenbeath, was not present at the High Court in Glasgow due to Covid measures but his defence counsel entered a not guilty plea. Tim Niven-Smith said: "The accused relies on a special defence of self defence." Mr Maguire died at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh almost two weeks after the incident on 4 March 2020. McKinnlay offered to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting Mr Maguire's son Brian Maguire, by kicking him on the body, striking him on the head with a bag containing … [Read more...] about Cowdenbeath man denies killing man by pushing him down stairs
Jerry Harris, star of Netflix TV series Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in the US for crimes relating to indecent images of children and soliciting sex from minors. The 22-year-old previously pleaded guilty to one count of travelling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and one count of receiving indecent images. Prosecutors at the Chicago hearing had called for a lengthy jail term, arguing Harris' status as a popular celebrity enabled him to "persuade and entice" his young victims to engage in sexual conduct. Harris, has been in custody at a federal detention facility since his arrest in September 2020. In February this year, he pleaded guilty to two of seven counts against him, including persuading a 17-year-old to send him sexually explicit photographs for money and travelling to Florida for the purpose of "engaging in illicit sexual conduct" with a 15-year-old. Advertisement According to the indictment, Harris … [Read more...] about Cheer star Jerry Harris jailed for 12 years over indecent images of children
JERRY Harris from Netflix's Cheer made headlines in September 2020 after he was arrested for child pornography. On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Jerry Harris was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Who is Jerry Harris? Jerry Harris, 22, is known as an American cheerleader and former television personality who was born on July 14, 1999. After appearing on the Emmy Award-winning show Cheer - exclusive to Netflix - he shot to fame for his encouraging speeches to fellow teammates. Harris also interviewed celebrities on the 2020 Oscars red carpet as Ellen DeGeneres's corespondent. In June 2020, Harris spoke to Vanity Fair about his sudden fame. Read More on The US Sun BEHIND BARS Cheer star gets 12-year PRISON sentence after ‘asking boys for sex and pics’ ACTOR SHAME Cheer star Jerry Harris pleads guilty to child porn after 'asking boys for sex' Harris said: "The newfound fame won't change who I am because just … [Read more...] about Who is Jerry Harris?
JERRY Harris, former star of the Netflix series Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex charges. The pro cheerleader faced sentencing on Wednesday after officials determined he solicited sex from minors and pressured young boys to send him nude photos and videos, court records show. Harris pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in the bathroom during a cheer competition and paying a 17-year-old for explicit photos. Harris admitted to similar conduct involving other minors besides the 15- and 17-year-olds, but prosecutors agreed to dismiss those charges as part of the plea agreement, USA Today reported. "Harris used his celebrity and wealth to continue his exploitation of children, expanding the tools available to him to manipulate them into gratifying his seemingly insatiable sexual desires," Assistant US Attorney Kelly Guzman wrote in her sentencing memorandum. This comes after two 14-year-old twin boys sued … [Read more...] about Cheer star Jerry Harris gets 12-year PRISON sentence after ‘asking boys for sex and pics’
Former Hawaii Senate Majority Leader Jamie Kalani English (D) was sentenced to 40 months in prison for taking bribes to influence legislation while in office. English, who represented east Maui and the islands of Molokai and Lanai, pleaded guilty to honest wire services fraud in February, and admitted to taking bribes from a local business owner amounting to $18,000 in exchange for ‘shaping legislation’ that would benefit a company involved in the publicly financed conversion of cesspools. “[English] peddled the power and influence of his position as a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader to enrich himself and betray the trust bestowed upon him by those he was elected to serve,” U.S. prosecutors said in a memo to the judge, recommending a sentence of 3 and a half years in prison. Former Hawaii state Rep Ty Cullen pleaded guilty to the same charge in a similar case and will be sentenced in October. Richard Sing, English’s attorney, argued that his client should … [Read more...] about Former Hawaii State Senator Sentenced To 40 Months For Taking Bribes | The Daily Wire