On January 20, everyone was cuffed with yet another surge of grief when the news of Mylee Billingham’s murder spread like wildfire across lands beyond. Mylee Billingham, just an eight-year-old young girl, was found with severe stab wounds at her home in Valley View in the small town of Brownhills near Walsall, West Midlands, on Saturday late afternoon. She was brought immediately to a hospital but was pronounced dead a brief time later by the
Can we ever rightfully condemn a person to death? It is a question that has plagued humans and our societies since our moralities first developed in the faded ages of antiquity. The use of capital punishment is interwoven so closely within our histories that the first use of laws defining which crimes deserved execution can be found as far back as King Hammurabi’s 18th Century B.C. Babylon. Without a shadow of a doubt, the scholars
(First of all, I’d like to make it clear that it is never a victim’s fault if they are attacked, assaulted, or killed. However, here are a few tips that can make everyone safer.) As Halloween comes closer by the day, many of us enjoy the horrors of scary movies and stories. If you are anything like me, you are endlessly fascinated by true crime, serial killers, and murder mysteries. While these stories can be
The death toll of journalists in the “deadliest country for journalists in the Americas” since March of 2017 alone has now hit five with the death of award-winning journalist Javier Valdez. He was killed in the northern state of Mexico, Sinaloa. A state government official has stated that Valdez was killed within the city capital, Culiacan. However, besides confirmation that gunmen were seen at Valdez’s office, government officials have not been authorized to speak any more on the issue.
17-year-old Cassandra Bjorge and boyfriend Johnny Ryder (19 years old) were arrested Sunday 9, 2017 for the murder of Bjorge’s grandparents. After family reported not hearing from Randall and Wendy Bjorge for a week, the Gwinnett County Police decided to conduct a wellness check up. Due to respect for the privacy of the residents, the police did not force an entry after no one responded to the door. After Ryder’s sister and her boyfriend claimed to
Welcome to Trump’s America where you can get shot for absolutely no substantial reason. On February 22, 2017, Srinivas Kuchibhotla was murdered at Austins Bar and Grille by Adam Purinton who allegedly pulled out a gun, yelled, “get out of my country” and shot him. Another man, Alok Masadani, of Indian descent was also injured during the shooting. Purinton allegedly fled the murder scene and was found 90 miles away at an Applebee’s and was charged with
An artful dance instructor. A pharmacology major at Washington and Jefferson College within Washington, Pennsylvania. A woman of color—Egyptian nationality. A university basketball teammate and track runner. A Muslim. An LGBTQ+ community member. A prodigious scholar of language, fluent in an accomplished six dialects: American English, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. A mother-to-be, six months along within her pregnancy. Twenty-eight-year old Dalia Elhefny Sabae was herself as a result of her collective potpourri of