Disney Star Kevin Crane Kills Ex-Wife, Almost Kills Himself

Former Disney star Kevin Crane has been hospitalized for injuries he sustained from shooting himself after killing his ex-wife.

Police say that after shooting his ex-wife, he also shot himself. He survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound but remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

According to reports, Kevin, 33, killed his ex-wife Parisa Siddiqi, 29, at about 2:17pm on Saturday inside Paper Source, the stationary store where Siddiqi worked. Paper Source is located in The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, a wealthy city on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

“Shooting at Oaks Mall appears to be case of domestic violence. The man entered the store and shot his ex-wife, then shot himself. The investigation is ongoing. The woman, who died at the scene is a 30-yr-old TO resident. The man is a 33-yr-old LA area resident.” the sheriff posted on Twitter.

The horror shooting unfolded on a busy Saturday afternoon when the mall was bustling with shoppers and employees. Police said that Crane arrived at the mall around 2.10pm and walked directly to Paper Source where he shot Siddiqi multiple times. The sound of gunshots sent shoppers fleeing out of the mall’s exits.

As a young boy, Kevin was a child actor for Disney and Warner Brothers, including in the 1994 movie Little Giants. He currently works as a realtor in Beverly Hills. His upscale clientele included celebrities, athletes, and business executives.

The couple had two young sons who were not present at the shooting, and have been found safe.

Siddiqi filed for divorce from Crane in January of 2016, court records show. The divorce was finalized and the marriage dissolved in February of 2017. They continued to co-parent amicably, it seemed from Facebook photos.

Investigators found no prior history of domestic violence reports or restraining orders between the couple, and said they had found no criminal record for Crane. Police said an investigation into the shooting is ongoing and have not revealed a suspected motive.

Mentally Challenged Man Kills 2 Pupils In Ogun

St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, in Ogun Waterside Local Government of Ogun state, yesterday March 12th lost two students after an alleged mentally challenged man stormed the school armed with a cutlass and killed two pupils identified as Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi.

The school according to reports has a poor security system making it easy for the mad man to gain entrance into the premises.

He descended on the students, macheting them with the cutlass in his hand till they died. He later fled the school premises.

The state police command says it has launched a manhunt for the man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policemen Kill Man In Ibadan Over Parking Space

Some members of the Oyo State Police Command have allegedly killed a man in Ibadan while arguing over parking space.

The incident happened at Pete’s Bar and Lounge of the Trans Amusement Park, Bodija Area of Ibadan.

According to reports, Taye Adeleke was allegedly shot dead by the one of the policemen. Trouble started when the deceased, who was in the company of his twin brother, Kehinde, got into a hot argument over parking space on the premises of the park.

When the argument turned ugly, the owner of the bar, Mr. Seyi Olusa reportedly called on policemen guarding the premises for intervention.

According to a source, one of the officers accidentally fired a shot which killed the man instantly.

Meanwhile, the owner of the bar, Seyi Olusa has been detained at the Iyaganku Police Station over the incident.

In a statement, the Oyo State Government said the bar had been closed indefinitely over the unfortunate incident.

The Executive Secretary, Bureau of Investment Promotion and Public Private Partnerships, Mr. Yinka Fatoki said that the management of the Trans Wonderland Nigeria Plc communicated the decision to close the bar to the government, explaining that a three-month quit notice had earlier been issued to the company effective January 12, 2018 over the sale and use of illicit drugs in the park by patrons of Pete’s Bar & Lounge.

Mr. Fatoki said that the management of Trans Wonderland had also issued a warning to the Chairman of Pete’s Bar on November 17, 2017 over the issue of illicit drugs.

He stated that there was a scuffle at the bar on February 26, 2018 which led to the accidental discharge from one of the security operatives invited to restore order.

The matter is being investigated by the police.

 

British Sailor Charged For Killing Wife During Honeymoon

A 41 year-old British sailor, Lewis Bennett has been charged with murdering his wife in the Caribbean on their honeymoon and staging a yacht accident to cover it up.

Ten months ago he had reported his wife Isabella Hellmann, 41, missing from their crashed catamaran off the coast off Cuba. When US Coast Guard rescuers responded, they found Bennett alone in his life raft in May 2017 after the supposed accident, and he claimed his wife had vanished overboard while alone at the helm.

On May 14, which was Mother’s Day in the US, the British-Australian dual citizen and his wife were on the final leg of a belated honeymoon cruise through the northern Caribbean on his 37 ft catamaran, Surf Into Summer. Then on May 15, he made an SOS call to say his wife was missing and his 37-ft catamaran was taking on water.

When the US Coastguard arrived, Bennett told them he had gone to bed in his cabin at 8 p.m. on May 14, exhausted after five days on the water as they sailed from Cuba home to Florida. He said that his wife had been given the helm and left alone in charge of the vessel. He described how he had been woken at around 1 a.m. by the loud thud of the boat hitting an object, and, that when he went on deck, his wife had disappeared.

Bennett, a businessman and mining engineer, fired his emergency positioning beacon and sent out a distress call after he realised the catamaran was taking on water. Two hours later, he was rescued by a US Coastguard helicopter about 30 miles west of the Bahamas but he was without his wife. He was found floating in a life raft 1,000 yards from his half-submerged boat, which he had abandoned after first gathering his possessions. Bennett said his wife had been wearing a life Jacket but after an exhaustive four-day air and sea search for her they never found a trace. The Colombian-born estate agent who Bennett married three months earlier was 5ft 4in and weighed 7st 12lb, and dressed only in light clothing, she would probably only have survived in the water for a few hours if she had been conscious.

Just one day after the Coastguard called off its search for her, Bennett, who is in charge of his wife’s finances, asked the service for a “letter of presumed death” — a document that would speed up the process of sorting out her financial affairs. But Florida law says nobody can be declared legally dead until he or she has been missing for at least five years.

Detectives said they found a stash of silver coins in the raft Bennett was found floating in after his wife’s disappearance. They also uncovered a haul of gold coins in the couple’s home in Delray Beach, Florida.

Bennett said he believed the catamaran had hit something. But investigators say they have found evidence that Bennett had scuttled the catamaran. On Tuesday, Bennett, of Poole, Dorset in England was charged with second-degree murder in a Miami court in Florida, where he was also sentenced to seven months in prison for smuggling $100,000 in gold coins into the US. He will now face trial for his wife’s murder.

In a court document, FBI Special Agent James Kelley said the bureau believes Bennett “knowingly and unlawfully killed” Isabella Hellmann, the mother of his child. According to the FBI, Bennett told investigators he had gone below deck on their boat near the Bahamas and left Hellman above to keep watch. The FBI says he falsely claimed she disappeared after the supposed accident.

Bennett’s wife’s family have also accused him of killing his wife. They said after the accident, he reacted in an unemotional way to his wife’s disappearance. Members of Ms Hellmann’s family have revealed they became dubious about Mr Bennett’s account because of the unemotional way he reacted to the tragedy.

One of his sisters-in-law, Dayana Rodriguez, recalled: “He was calm, he wasn’t crying or anything. When I saw him, I ran to him and I hugged him and I said: ‘Where is Isabella?’ And he said: ‘I don’t know.’ ”

She was dumbfounded by the way her brother-in-law, an experienced seaman, had reacted to his wife’s disappearance. When she asked him why he didn’t stop the boat and drop anchor, he told her “he needed to keep the boat on track”, she said.

She said: “I asked him: ‘Do you think she’s alive? Do you think she’s dead?’ And he said: ‘I think she’s asleep.’ That was his answer.”

After the disappearance, Bennett took their daughter 15-month-old Emelia to his parents in Hampshire and wouldn’t let his wife’s family have access to her. His wife’s sister said her mother had “passed out on the floor” when Mr Bennett had rejected their pleas to keep baby Emelia in Florida, telling them: “I’m leaving and you’re not going to see the baby again.”

Bennett, in turn, has accused his wife’s family of stealing from his home and even called the police on them. He said that while he was looking for his missing wife in hospitals, her family went to his home and took some of his wife’s belongings, including computers, an engagement ring, clothes and handbags.

Isabella’s disappearance remains officially under investigation while her husband has been arrested and charged with second degree murder on suspicion of killing her.

 

Maryam Sanda’s Second Attempt For Bail Turned Down

The High Court at the Federal Capital Territory Abuja has again rejected Maryam Snada’s bail application.

This would be her second attempt a bail after she was arrested for the murder of her husband, Bilyamin Bello.

A previous request for bail made by Mrs. Sanda’s lawyer, Joseph Daudu, had been refused in December.

Mr. Daudu made another request on Monday.

The judge, Halilu Halilu, struck out the application on Wednesday, for lacking in merit.

 

 

Teacher Was Stabbed To Death By Student And Reason Spreads Panic

Kingston Vhiya a Zimbabwe national was stabbed to death in South Africa by one of his pupils.

The reason for the murder being that the student accused him of failing him in school.

Vhiya, 42, from Masvingo was allegedly killed last week by the 15-year-old Grade Eight pupil, according to South African media reports.

Vhiya was a teacher at Bosele Middle School in Manyeding Village near Kuruman, Northern Cape. According to a witness Mr Zeky Mangei, the pupil arrived at Vhiya’s house and started throwing stones, breaking all the windows with stones.

“The boy started by throwing stones, breaking windows at the house. He accused Kingston of failing him at school. Kingston told him that he could not blame him for failing and that he should speak to individual subject teachers,” Mr Mangei reportedly said.

“The boy had broken the windows and was able to pull out Kingston’s phone, which was on a charger, through one of them (windows). Kingston then opened the door but was hit by a stone on his chest,”

He said the situation calmed down after Vhiya engaged the teen who later turned on the teacher, stabbing him with a sharp object in the chest.

Mr Mangei said Vhiya was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

In a statement on Friday, South African Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga said she was “horrified” by the stabbing which occurred at the teacher’s home.

Motshekga said “this form of violence needs to be condemned in the strongest possible terms”.

On Friday Northern Cape Education MEC Martha Bartlett visited the family of the slain teacher. She was also expected to visit the slain teacher’s school to establish if there are any particular challenges that need to be addressed and to provide psychosocial services to teachers and pupils.

“The holistic education of our learners is a societal matter, and we all as communities, parents and guardians need to instil in our children the notion that violence is not the answer, problems will not be solved through violence,” said Motshekga.

“We are aware that the area in Kuruman, where the learner is from, faces a number of social challenges, such as a high number child headed households, the break-down of the family structure, poverty and substance abuse among others.

“This therefore makes the role of the community and relevant government entities, in supporting our young people to mitigate these challenges ever more important.”

Vhiya’s sister Ms Mpho Mthethwa, said the family was devastated by the callous murder of their relative. She said they did not have money to repatriate his body.

“It will cost us between R30 000 to R50 000 for the repatriation of Kingston’s body to Zimbabwe. We do not have that kind of money,” said Ms Mthethwa.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi, who confirmed the incident,  said the pupil has been charged with murder.

 

Kenyan Man Murders Family, Sets Himself On Fire

A Kenyan man has allegedly murdered his wife and three children before setting himself on fire in their home in the early hours of Tuesday Jan. 16th in Juja, Kiambu county.

According to police reports, members of the public reported the fire incident at the home of one Patrick Nderitu Karuiru to the area chief in Kiambu county. When the area chief arrived at the scene, he found neighbours putting out the fire.

After they manage to put out the fire, Nairobi News reported that they found one burned body of the middle-aged man laying at the veranda door with the other four bodies in the bedroom. All three bodies of children, aged below 10 years, had visible head injuries, same to the body of their mother, Rosemary Kaninia.

The authorities in Kiambu county suspect the man murdered his wife and their three children before setting the house on fire.

 

Pandemonium As Customs Officers Kill Alleged Rice Smuggler In Lagos

The Abule Egba area of Lagos went into serious tension earlier today following the killing of a rice smuggler by suspected Customs officers.

According to reports, the customs officers had chased the rice smuggler to Abule Egba in the early hours of Wednesday before shooting him dead and fleeing.

Police source said the body of the deceased was seen lying on the ground this morning while bags of rice that were smuggled were seen inside the danfo bus, with registration number Lagos/RKY/1953506.

Stains of blood was seen on the body of the bus and some bags of rice.

Irate youths burnt tyres and blocked the express road in protest over the killing and the refusal of the police in the area that the dead body should not be evacuated from the scene further fuelled the crisis.

Officials of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS and taskforce officials were quickly drafted to the area to quell the riot while Armoured Personnel Carrier, APC was also deployed.

As at this morning, motorists avoided the Abule Egba axis, while those who dared, were forced to turn back as hoodlums were on rampage.

People were seen running helter and skelter to avoid being caught in the crisis.

It took the intervention of the RRS, led by their commander, Tunji Disu, the taskforce, police from Oke Odo Police Station and others to restore normalcy to the area. Also on ground were the Fire Service and the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp, LSNSC.

 

Kidnapped Member Of Taraba State House Of Assembly Found Dead

The Taraba state police command has confirmed the death of kidnapped member of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hosea Ibi, representing Takum I constituency.

This was revealed by the Police spokesman in the state, David Misal, who said the body of the lawmaker was found at Kwari, along Takum-Kashimbilla road.

He said: “Yes, it has been confirmed, the body was found this afternoon at Kwari, along Takum -Kashimbilla road.”

Ibi was kidnapped on December 30 last year, in Takum when he went home for Christmas celebration. Eyewitnesses said he was whisked away at gunpoint by his abductors, who were on riding a motorcycle.

Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, said he has been devastated by the death. “My heart has been broken,” he said.

Ibi’s colleague, Mark Useni, a former Speaker and member now representing Takum II, described Ibi’s death as shocking.

Useni noted that the people of Takum who were eagerly waiting for his release have been thrown into mourning this afternoon. “It’s a very sad news to the people of Takum and the entire state,” he said.

 

Killers Of Ibe Kachukukwu’s Uncle Sentenced To Death

A Delta State High Court sitting at Issele-Uku, under the trial judge, Justice C.I. Ogisis yesterday sentenced the killers of Felix Boise, the 75-year-old uncle to Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachukukwu, to death by hanging.

Justice Ogisi sentenced the three defendants namely: Sunday Luka, a 32 year old driver, Danjuma Kaika, 37 and Luka Agu, 33 all from Nassarawa State. They also made away with the deceased’ Kia Rio car.

The victim was murdered at his farm on June 9, 2014 at Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Council of Delta State by three persons who were arrested, prosecuted and have been jailed.

The three defendants, who were labourers in the deceased farm were charged to court on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit murder under section 324 of the Criminal Code Cap C21, Volume 1 Laws of Delta State, 2006 and murder under section 319(1).

Other charges are conspiracy to commit armed robbery contrary to section 6(b) and punishable under section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R11, Volume 14 Laws of the Federation, 2004 and the substantive offence of murder under section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms Act.

While delivering the death verdict, Justice Ogisi, said the punishment for the offence committed by accused was mandatory and does not have the discretionary power to mitigate the death sentence.

The trial Judge, who sentenced the first and second accused persons on all four count charge, however, discharged the third accused person on count two and four but was sentenced on counts one and three.

 

29 Year-Old Woman Burnt To Death By Husband

A 29-year-old woman, Salome Kanini died yesterday at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after being set on fire by her estranged husband at their matrimonial home in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, Kenya.

According to reports Salome suffered over 60 per cent burns after her estranged husband poured petrol on her and set her ablaze last Thursday, January 4th. Her younger brother is nursing deep cut wounds on his left hand following a struggle to save her.

Salome’s brother John Njenga said his sister’s estranged husband called her with instructions to come and fetch their son’s school uniform as he was joining nursery. But when she got home the man poured petrol and burnt her.

The two, Njenga explained, had already separated in September last year and his sister had returned to live with his parents in Kiserian together with their two children. They had been married for five years.

Salome asked her brother to accompany her that evening to pick the school items. But as soon as they arrived, the man, who police have identified as Stanley Nduati, a matatu driver pulled her in the house and locked out the brother.

The man, then started issuing threats that he was going to kill her and then take his own life as neighbours watched. That was when Njenga tried force his way into the house.

“I felt sharp pains on my hand then I realized he was stabbing me with a kitchen knife. I told him no matter how many times he stabbed I was not letting go,” said Njenga.

It was at this time that he got out his phone and called his mother to inform her of the incident.

A neighbour offered a sledge hammer that was used to break the window but by that time her sister was already on fire.

“We watched as he picked gallon of petrol, poured on her, lit the matchstick, and turned on the gas cylinder. By the time a neighbour offered her a blanket, all her clothes were burnt. It was hard to recognize her,” he said.

The husband later stormed out brandishing a knife threatening to kill anyone who dared approach him before he jumped off the balcony from his house on the first floor and vanished on foot.

The man was later arrested that night when he tried to sneak back to the house to collect some of his belongings. He is currently being held at the Ongata Rongai police station.