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Ex-NFL participant Phillip Adams broke into SC dwelling, killed household: cops


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A former NFL defensive again compelled his method into the South Carolina dwelling of a distinguished physician and gunned down his household — together with his two younger grandchildren — earlier than taking pictures himself inside his mother and father’ dwelling close by, authorities stated.

Phillip Adams, 32, shot two air-conditioning contractors outdoors the house of Dr. Robert Lesslie — killing one — earlier than breaking in and taking pictures the doctor and his household in a again room, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson stated.

Adams had two handguns, a .45-caliber and a 9 mm, when deputies later discovered him useless from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound at his household’s dwelling down the highway.

Tolson stated investigators shortly discovered proof “that linked” Adams to Lesslie, however stated a motive for the horrific shootings stays unknown.

“We’ve in all probability extra questions than what you do about this case proper now,” he stated throughout a press briefing Thursday. “We’re working arduous to offer some solutions. Clearly, one reply is why. That could be a query that we’re probing as we communicate.”

“There’s nothing about this that makes any sense,” the sheriff stated.

Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife, Barbara, along with their two grandchildren, were among five people killed in a shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Dr. Robert Lesslie and his spouse, Barbara, together with their two grandchildren, had been amongst 5 folks killed in a taking pictures in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Nonetheless, Philip’s father Alonzo Adams, advised WCNC Thursday that they knew the Lesslie household.

“He was my physician a very long time in the past. I do know they had been good people down there. We’re gonna hold them in our prayers,” Alonzo advised the outlet.

Philip had additionally been handled by the physician, a supply advised the Related Press.

Discovered useless inside the house had been Lesslie, 70, his spouse Barbara, 69, and their grandchildren, Adah, 9, and Noah, 5.

Additionally shot and killed was 38-year-old James Lewis, an worker of Gaston Sheet Metallic who was working on the Lesslie dwelling, whereas his co-worker was wounded.

9-year-old Adah Lesslie, middle right, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie, middle left, were also among those killed.
9-year-old Adah Lesslie, center proper, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie, center left, had been additionally amongst these killed.

Chilling audio of 911 calls round 4:45 p.m. Wednesday performed by the sheriff’s workplace on the briefing reveals particulars of the horrific scene.

“My technician simply known as me actually 30 seconds in the past,” a caller from the sheet metallic firm advised the dispatcher. “My two technicians are there. One known as me. He can’t discuss. He’s screaming, ‘I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot.’”

“And I requested him the place the opposite one is and he’s saying he’s laying right here and he’s not responding and he was shot additionally,” the caller stated. “I can’t get another data out of him.”

Phillip Adams

Tolson stated Adams fled the scene, and was tracked down at his mother and father’ dwelling close by after police dispatched a drone, canines and a chopper to find him.

The sheriff stated deputies didn’t hear a gunshot after clearing his mother and father out of the home — and weren’t getting a response when attempting to speak the previous NFL participant out of the bed room.

Adams, whose profession included stints with the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, and New England Patriots, was then discovered useless contained in the room from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound to the pinnacle.

Phillip Adams playing in a game for the Oakland Raiders on September 15, 2013.
Phillip Adams taking part in in a recreation for the Oakland Raiders on September 15, 2013.
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The athlete had a spotty six-year NFL profession marred by accidents. He final performed for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

“I can say he’s an excellent child,” Adams’ father, Alonzo Adams, advised WCNC. “I believe the soccer messed him up.”

In 2012, he suffered two concussions throughout a three-game span whereas taking part in for the Raiders, in line with reviews.

He performed at South Carolina State College earlier than being drafted within the seventh spherical of the 2010 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

He performed 78 video games over six professional seasons. 

A York County sheriff vehicle  at the scene of the shooting on April 8, 2021.
A York County sheriff car on the scene of the taking pictures on April 8, 2021.
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Adams was arrested on a easy battery cost in 2009 however was later acquitted, and was cited for site visitors violations on Tuesday, a day earlier than the shootings.

In a press release Thursday, US Rep. Ralph Norman issued a press release, saying the Lesslies had been shut buddies of his household.

“I can not describe the heartache and ache Eliane and I are feeling this morning, as we mourn the tragic lack of Dr. Robert Lesslie, his spouse, Barbara, and their grandchildren, Adah and Noah,” the congressman wrote on Twitter.

“To know the Lesslie household is to like them,” Norman wrote. “By the a long time, they made such an unbelievable affect on our space and the lives of numerous folks — greater than they may have ever recognized.”

York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson speaking about the shooting at a press conference on April 8, 2021 in York, South Carolina.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson talking in regards to the taking pictures at a press convention on April 8, 2021 in York, South Carolina.
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Italian officers busted for unlawful songbird feast


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Fowl play!

A gaggle of Italian authorities officers are beneath investigation for feasting on a lunch of untamed songbirds — together with some that have been a uncommon species, a report stated Monday.

Carabinieri officers busted the lavish meal, which additionally defied COVID-19 tips, and located the illegally hunted creatures on the menu, the Telegraph reported.

The banquet secretly held in a authorities constructing close to town of Brescia included uncommon tiny birds akin to hawfinches and purple crossbills.

Chaffinches, goldfinches, siskins and bramblings have been additionally able to be devoured.

Round 20 public officers from the villages of Valle Trompia and Gardone Val Trompia had been in attendance on the lunch, the outlet reported.

Along with probably breaking wildlife safety and searching legal guidelines, the group is being investigated for violating coronavirus lockdown guidelines, which prohibit gatherings of quite a lot of folks, the outlet reported.

A red crossbill, another type of bird that was eaten at the gathering.
A purple crossbill, one other kind of chicken that was eaten on the gathering.

Italy’s Nationwide Affiliation for the Safety of Animals slammed the group for appearing above the legislation.

“We’re disenchanted and angered – those that needs to be main by instance are sometimes those that don’t care in regards to the legislation,” the group stated, the Telegraph reported.

The Anti-Searching League stated the feast was “shameful,” however famous that Brescia area is “the worst in Italy, and one of many worst in Europe, for poaching.”

Songbirds in some elements of Europe are thought-about a delicacy — with the traditional Romans having fun with meals of quails, doves, peacocks and flamingoes.

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Texas instructor accused of sexually abusing former scholar


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A Texas center college instructor has been accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a former scholar, police stated.

Marka Bodine, an English instructor at Tomball Intermediate College outdoors Houston, was arrested Saturday following an investigation into allegations made by a former scholar, Tomball police stated in a press release.

Bodine, 31, was taken into custody on a felony cost of steady sexual abuse of a kid after a former scholar on the college contacted police on April 12.

Tomball police Chief Jeffrey Bert informed KRIV that Bodine allegedly abused the male scholar for roughly two and a half years.

“It was positively a cry out for assist,” Bert informed the station of the sufferer. “He had reached out to a college, and he reached out to the police division as effectively, so I feel he simply turned overwhelmed with it and reached out to us.”

Bodine made her preliminary courtroom look Monday, the station reported. She informed police that one among her former sixth-grade college students had been harassing her and threatened to hurt himself, courtroom paperwork present.

However investigators allege Bodine had a three-year sexual relationship with the identical boy who’s now 16. Court docket paperwork point out she admitted to intercourse acts with the sufferer beginning in 2018 and continued having them even after he moved, the station reported.

“It does seem that that is a kind of instances the place grooming of the kid was concerned, in different phrases, getting the individual to be really feel trusted initially,” stated Bert. “Our large concern from the police division proper now could be to make sure that we now have all of the proof of this case, however to make sure that there’s no different youngsters concerned.”

Marka Bodine
Marka Bodine was arrested Saturday following an investigation into allegations made by a former scholar.
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Bodine additionally confessed to sending the boy dozens of specific images and movies, the station stories.

District officers, in the meantime, stated they instantly positioned on Bodine on administrative go away upon being notified of the prison investigation. She later resigned and is now not employed by Tomball ISD.

Tomball police and youngster welfare officers are actually conducting impartial investigations within the accusations, district officers stated.

“Any and all worker misconduct allegations are taken significantly and are investigated completely and promptly,” district officers stated in a press release to The Publish. “The security of our college students in Tomball ISD is our primary precedence and any substantiated allegations of worker misconduct is not going to be tolerated.”

Counselors prepared to offer “social-emotional help” to any scholar or staffer in want shall be made obtainable on the college for fifth- and sixth-graders, district officers stated.

Bodine was booked into the Harris County Jail, the place she was launched after posting $100,000 bond and ordered to put on a GPS monitor, KPRC reported.

One mother or father of a kid within the district informed KPRC she was very disturbed by information of Bodine’s arrest.

“I simply received the e-mail this morning and actually that type of stuff outrages me,” the lady stated.

A LinkedIn web page for Bodine signifies she had labored as an English instructor for Tomball ISD since August 2015.

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Two Proud Boys leaders locked up pending Capitol riot trials


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A federal choose on Monday ordered two leaders of the Proud Boys detained pending their Capitol riot trials — reversing one other choose’s ruling that allowed them to stay free.

The suspects, Joseph Biggs and Ethan Nordean, had been ordered locked up by DC federal Decide Timothy Kelly, who mentioned that they had carried out “political violence” as they and different former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Kelly’s ruling overturned one other DC’s choose’s order, who decided pretrial dwelling confinement was appropriate for Nordean as he awaited trial.

Biggs, of Florida, was additionally minimize free by a choose in his dwelling state after his arrest in January.

Attorneys for the pair requested Decide Kelly to delay the order pending an attraction, however the choose shot down the request.

Pro-Trump supporters and far-right forces flooded Washington DC to protest Trump's election loss
Professional-Trump supporters and far-right forces flooded Washington DC to protest Trump’s election loss
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Nordean, of Washington state, has served as a chapter president of the far-right group and serves on its nationwide council of “elders.”

Biggs, 37, has described himself as an “organizer” for the group, which is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Legislation Middle.

A number of members of the group had been arrested within the wake of the riot, which left 5 folks — together with a a Capitol Police officer — useless.

Proud Boys members Zachary Rehl, left, and Ethan Nordean walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Proud Boys members Zachary Rehl, left, and Ethan Nordean stroll towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Federal authorities have introduced fees in opposition to greater than 300 folks for the siege, which was launched by pro-Trump supporters in an try and overturn the 2020 presidential election.

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