Oscar Pistorius gets six years for murder since the defense did not have a leg to stand on
Noela Rukundo lived happily in Australia with her husband Balenga Kalala until she left to visit the country of Burundi where she grew up for her stepmother's funeral.
In Burundi, she stepped out for some air after finishing a phone call with her loving husband to meet a man with a gun pointed at her. Under the threat of death, she did what he told her to do and was taken to a secluded place where her kidnappers met with other gang members. Fortunately for her, the hitmen her husband sent to kill her were principled.
They told her they don't kill women and children so after some theatrics over the phone, during which she heard her own husband command them to "Kill her" and the hitmen demanded more money and told him that she was dead.
With evidence from her would-be killers she headed home to crash her own funeral. She showed up right as mourning friends and family were leaving her husband's home.
What kind of thing would you say to the person you love who tried to have you murdered? Rukundo told the BBC she just said, "Surprise! I'm still alive!"
You may remember hearing the name "Sam Pepper" last year attached to a story about women accusing him of rape after his butt pinching prank/"social experiment" went viral for all the wrong reasons. The video, which was removed by YouTube, showed Pepper groping women with a fake hand in the name of a prank, which he later called a social experiment. Following the video, several teenaged women came forward to share their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of Pepper.
A little over a year has passed since these allegations surfaced, and Pepper is perhaps hoping we've all forgotten that he's a terrible person. Unfortunately for him, that's not the case.
His latest video, a prank involving a young man being "murdered" in front of his best friend, is incredibly hard to watch. The victim can be heard saying "I don't understand, we're just kids from Kansas.... You've got the wrong guys! He's everything I have" just before he sees his best friend get shot right in front of him. The pranksters let the victim of the prank scream and cry for more than half a minute before revealing that it was all a joke. In the video outro, everyone seems to be in pretty good spirits about the prank, but viewers don't feel the same way:
A man who had just finished binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix told police he killed his friend because the victim was slowly turning into a zombie.
Police say the New Mexico man, 23-year-old Damon Perry, beat his pal to death with an electric guitar and microwave before being taken into custody for threatening people with a knife around his apartment complex.
Wow, no chill.
Two maintenance workers held down the man before police arrived.
He was taken into custody where he told police his friend tried to bite him, Walker style.
A local newspaper says Perry was intoxicated at the time of arrest.
Did the suspect look something like this?
A psychic actually predicted something that came true. But it wasn't good news.
Police say Star Randel-Hanson, 49, stabbed his housemate Derick Marney, 70, and left him for dead.
Ten days later, the man visited tarot card reader Jayne Braiden for a reading. What she saw was terrifying.
When Braiden turned over the death card, Randel-Hanson allegedly confessed to the murder of his friend.
Here's how it went down, according to Mirror:
Ms Braiden told the court: "The first card was the 'blasted tower'. That means lots of arguments, lots of bad feelings.
"Then there was 'the emperor', which signified a dominant male. Then there was the 'death card'."
She said she told Randel-Hanson she could "see that something really bad has happened and that we need to discuss this further."
"He said: 'It's really bad'."
"I said to him we need to talk about everything that has happened.
"And that is when he told me... he said that he had killed him."
After he confessed, Braiden phoned police—but it took them over 55 minutes to arrive. The two talked about other subjects and joked around until police showed up to arrest Randel-Hanson.
He told police that he accidentally stabbed Marney when he turned around quickly with a knife in his hands.
What do the cards have to say?
Social media can be a real pit of despair.
Stephanie Hernandez of Arkansas posted some pictures to Snapchat, Sept. 27, of her boyfriend Rafael Gonzalez in various poses holding a gun to her head. It wasn't long after that she was found dead of a gun shot wound.
Daily Dot has more details on this sad story:
In one of the snaps, the gun is close to Hernandez's head. In another, Hernandez casually posted the phrase "Strap Chat" over the pic—referencing the slang term that means you're carrying a gun.
Hours later, Hernandez was dead. The 21-year-old mother of two young girls was discovered with a gunshot wound. According to the New York Daily News, police found the house "ransacked, with blood all over the floor."
Gonzalez was arrested on Monday. According to Arkansas's KARK, the 20-year-old was charged with murdering his girlfriend, is being held without bond, and faces an initial hearing on Tuesday morning.
Be nice to each other, people.