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9-year-old hangs herself after mom told her not to play on cellphone
A 9-year-old girl hanged herself in her Bronx home — after her mother told her it was too early in the morning to be on her cellphone, sources and neighbors said Sunday.
Heaven Vega was found dead by her horrified mom, Jennifer, in her bedroom at the family’s apartment in the Bronx River Houses shortly before noon Saturday, authorities said.
The child had tied a belt around her neck and hanged herself from her bed, police said.
Detective Recounts Horror of Reading Texts From Mass. Teen Urging Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself
“It was one of those things where you keep reading and it just keeps getting worse. And that’s what kinda put everything in motion,” Fairhaven Police Detective Scott Gordon tells NBC News’ Andrea Canning in an upcoming episode of Dateline: Reckless, which airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on NBC. (A clip from the interview is shown above.)
Roy died in his pickup truck from carbon monoxide poisoning on July 13, 2014 — an act Carter had supported and encouraged in text and phone conversations.
Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail after she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 but had been free pending her appeal. Her defense argued her statements and texts urging Roy forward as he contemplated suicide were covered by First Amendment free-speech protections. But on Monday, a Massachusetts court rejected the appeal.
Indiana Honor Roll Student Allegedly Killed 18-Year-Old Who Used to Attend Her School
Woman gets 30 years in prison in Texas dismemberment killing
Suicide hotline calls quadrupled after Trump’s latest attack on transgender people
Trans Lifeline, an organization that runs a crisis hotline for transgender people and staffed by transgender people, said that calls to their suicide hotline have quadrupled since the story broke that the Trump administration is trying to legally erase transgender identity.
In an Instagram post, Trans Lifeline reported that calls increased by four times last week, and first-time callers doubled.
Trump Fan Convicted In Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Asks Judge To Consider Trump’s Rhetoric
Admit it. Republicans have broken politics.
Man Accuses Sen. Cory Booker Of Sexual Assault In Restroom
Stunning new sexual assault allegations have surfaced against Democrat New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and the man who is alleging the charges is both gay and a self-proclaimed liberal who says he votes for the Democrat Party.
“If we were to travel just 4 years back in time, you and I would find solidarity on the subject of Cory Booker. As a matter of fact, he was a hero of mine. I was and still am, a liberal in principal with a record of voting exclusively for Democrats since I was 18 with the exception of the 2016 election cycle. But it was in the summer of 2014, when Senator Booker visited my workplace, that my political worldview began to shift,” the accuser wrote in a piece titled “Cory Booker Sexually Assaulted Me and why it won’t matter to the #metoo movement.”
India to put former top climate change official on trial for sexual harassment
Middle School Teacher, 28, Dies Amid Investigation of Allegedly 'Inappropriate' Relationship with Student
11-year-old becomes fourth fatal victim in domestic shooting
Police in Maryland say an 11-year-old girl has become the fourth member of her family to die from a shooting rampage by her father, who also killed himself.
Tennis Star's Ex-Husband Killed Their 2 Children as They Slept Before Turning Gun on Himself
Jim Gaffigan sued after his kid hits man in head with soccer ball
‘America’s Got Talent’ star arrested, charged for domestic violence after finale
3 Kids Under the Age of 11 Had 'Smiley Faces' Burned Onto Their Skin with a Lighter: Reports
Daycare owner drugged kids, tied them into car seats: Police
Police made a horrifying discovery at a daycare center in Mesquite, Tex., last week.
They found children drugged and strapped into plastic car seats with cords tied around their necks. Some were shut inside dark closets and bathrooms. The ages of the children are unknown.
Before Wife Drove Her and Their Kids off a Cliff, Mom Expressed Regret Over Adopted Family
Azealia Banks takes aim at Troye Sivan in series of Tweets
If you’re not with Azealia Banks 100%, you may as well be against her.
And hey, that’s her prerogative.
She doesn’t make it easy to back her all the time — we’ve covered her many beefs time and time again.
Now Australian pop star Troye Sivan finds himself fresh at the center of her displeasure yet again, after giving a wishy-washy answer to Andy Cohen about what he’d say to her if the two happened to be riding an elevator together.
To back it up, Sivan was asked in January if there are any rappers he’d be interested in working with.
“I mean, I was a huge Azealia Banks fan. That all just kind of like went south a little bit. It’s just one of those annoying things where you just want to support [her] so bad, and it just doesn’t work out like that.”
50 Cent joins chorus of homophobes mocking Young Buck for hooking up with trans woman
London Club XXL owner's shocking femme-phobic rant provokes 'queer' protest
Man avoids jail after biting off other man's ear for 'looking at his genitals'
LGBT Kenyans hope for court win after India scraps 'gay sex' ban
Among teens, transgender males are most likely to attempt suicide, study says
Christian college stops student from finishing degree because he's gay
Gay pop singer leaps to his death from cruise ship after posting cryptic message on Facebook
A beloved gay pop singer from Germany is believed to be dead after jumping off a cruise ship and into the raging waters below over the weekend.
Daniel Küblböck is a gay German pop singer and reality star. He rose to fame after coming in third Pop Idol, a spinoff of American Idol, and later competed on Big Brother and Let’s Dance.
33-year-old Küblböck was on an Aida cruise ship bound from Hamburg to New York when an eyewitness says he jumped from a fifth floor balcony while off the coast of Newfoundland on Sunday.
Milan Christopher says he’s doing much better after nearly suffering a “mental breakdown” last week
Olly Alexander poses with ripped rainbow flag to show scale of LGBTQ suicide risk
At LGBTQ Journalists Convention, Emcee Calls Attendees 'Things,' 'Its'
These Are the Trans People Killed in 2018
Almost half of UK teenagers attracted to same or both sexes have self-harmed
A study has found that almost half (46%) of UK teenagers who identify as LGBTI have self-harmed.
The survey of 11,000 teenagers also found that nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls (22%) have self-harmed.
Meanwhile, 9% of boys responded saying they have self-harmed in the last year
The newly-released figures are part of the Good Childhood Report, produced by The Children’s Society. They cited homophobic bullying and gender expectations as reasons for the results.
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California police chief's son arrested in attack on Sikh man
A Northern California police chief has said he was "disgusted" to hear his estranged son was arrested in an attack on a 71-year-old Sikh grandfather.
Footage of the attack showed Sahib Singh Natt walking on Monday when he was confronted by two men. One of them began kicking him as he fell down.
Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister later revealed that his 18-year-old son was a suspect.
Police say they are investigating it as an attempted robbery, not a hate crime.
Man arrested in fatal shooting of pregnant teen
MISSOURI TEEN WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED PARENTS RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER JUDGE LOWERS BOND
'Daddy, I'm Sorry,' 8-Year-Old Said Before Father Allegedly Slit His Throat and Killed Sister
Inside the remote New Mexico compound: Ammo, toys and books on assault rifles
Teen to Serve a Life Sentence for Each Family Member He and His Brother Brutally Stabbed to Death
Mom Allegedly Bought Kid-Sized Prison Uniforms for 4 Children Kept in Windowless Sealed Boxes
Police: Mom sets herself on fire, kills herself and twins
Wife sentenced for running over husband, killing him
Restaurant worker beat with club after confrontation over pay: police
Ex-‘Young and the Restless’ actor found guilty of child molestation
An actor who had a stint on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” has been convicted of molesting a young girl.
Corey Seth Sligh, 30, was convicted on one count of molesting a child younger than 10 on June 28, Bill Bishop, chief assistant state attorney for Okaloosa County, Florida, told the Cherokee Tribune on Wednesday.
He is facing five to 20 years in prison on the felony child molestation conviction.
KELLEN WINSLOW JR. RELEASED FROM JAIL Despite 3rd Rape Allegation
Pastor charged with trying to rape 12-year-old girl
Ex-athletes: Creepy people, lewd atmosphere at Ohio State
Tech exec gets 7 years in prison for brutal attack on hooker
Rose McGowan, Patricia Arquette, Terry Crews, More Pen Op-Ed Supporting Asia Argento After Bourdain Backlash
Woman gets 40 years in prison for trying to sell 2-year-old daughter for sex
Man posing as rideshare driver accused of serial rape in San Francisco
Report: Billy Knight Arrested for Sexually Abusing Child Before Apparent Suicide
Prior to his death on Sunday, former UCLA Bruins basketball player Billy Knight had been charged with six felonies for allegedly sexually abusing a child, TMZ Sports reported Wednesday.
According to court records in Maricopa County, Arizona, prosecutors charged Knight with two counts apiece for sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse and molestation of a child. The alleged crime occurred April 1, 2017.
Luc Besson Faces More Allegations of Sexual Assault, Harassment
Russell Simmons accused of rape by granddaughter of publisher W.W. Norton
Teen alleges she was raped by teachers and classmates for months, Indian police say
WHO classifies compulsive sexual behavior as mental health condition
Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russia
Mira Sorvino Claims Casting Director Gagged Her With a Condom When She Was 16
Suspects' Mom Arrested After Teen's Rape and Murder: 'She Was Hiding Something,' Victim's Dad Says
Police: Man killed wife, 3 children, then himself in Prices Corner, Delaware
Police say a man shot and killed his wife and their three children before turning the gun on himself in Prices Corner, Delaware.
Forty-two-year-old Matthew Edwards, his wife 41-year-old Julie Burton Edwards, and their children, 6-year-old Jacob, 4-year-old Brinley, and 3-year-old Paxton, were found shot to death in the second floor of the home.
Police say Matthew Edwards died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the deaths have been ruled a murder-suicide.
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'Teacher of the Year' Under Investigation After She's Recorded Allegedly Bullying 5-Year-Old
CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown." His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
Anti-LGBTI bullying and violence on the rise in schools
A recent report from the University of Oregon reveals anti-LGBTI bullying and biase-based violence is on the rise in schools within the state.
The State of Safe Schools Report is a collaboration between University researchers and the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition.
They surveyed 600 schools and over 27,000 students to collect their data. Overall, they found that student well-being is at a much higher risk for LGBTI students.
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