Nicholas R. Godfrey was arrested after an Instagram account with the request for “a guy who could kill someone” was traced to a computer IP address at his home. Godfrey reportedly offered $100,000 to another student to clap unnamed Fivay High staff.
Godfrey reportedly messaged: “No joke, I need him eliminated as soon as possible,”
Authorities are still scratching their heads as to why he sent the request, as the teen had no known past problems with the staff member, who was provided protection as a precaution. Godfrey later confessed that he was only joking.
“It doesn’t matter what the intent was,” the sheriff said. “When you do it and post it on social media, the crime is committed.”
An active shooter killed at least five people and left 21 others injured in the Odessa, Texas, area on Saturday afternoon before he was shot dead at a movie theater. The killer was identified as a white man in his 30’s, police said.
Today at approximately 3:13 P.M. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop when the male driver pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his car and fired several shots toward the DPS patrol unit.
The patrol unit was occupied by two Troopers, and one was hit by the gunfire. The suspect fled the scene and continued shooting innocent people, including a Midland police officer and an Odessa police officer.
Rapper Who Allegedly Shot and Killed 9-Year-Old Girl Turns Himself In
According to Dallas News, a 19-year-old rapper accused of killing a 9-year-old girl has turned himself in.
Tyrese Simmons was reportedly had beef with a rival rapper, which eventually led to the accidental shooting of Brandoniya Bennett. It is believed that Simmons had the wrong address for his target. He has been charged with capital murder for his alleged involvement in the death, with bail set at $500,000.
Simmons reportedly attempted to shoot his rival when he accidentally fired a bullet into the unit next door to Bennett’s home and struck her in the head. Bennett died shortly after arriving at Baylor University Medical Center.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said in a statement:
“Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace..Ms. Sadie is a treasure to our community, she will be missed by BRPD and her loss will be felt in the community she served…Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice.”
Roberts-Joseph’s death was a huge loss for the city, she was an advocate for positive change that will be missed in her community.
“She was what was right about Baton Rouge and the magnitude of her loss to our whole community is a testament to that,” they said in a statement. “While her death is a tragedy, it would be an even greater injustice to let her death overshadow her tremendous life that left behind a legacy of activism and black pride that endeared her to the Baton Rouge community.”
Texas Mother Locked Up For Killing 3-Year-Old Son In A Game Of “Chicken”
According to NY Daily News, a Texas mom allegedly played a game of chicken with her three kids and accidentally ran over & killed her 3-year-old son.
Lexus Stagg was charged with criminally negligent homicide after her “3-year-old child ran behind her vehicle as she backed out of her parking spot,” on June 11th.
Surveillance video from a nearby apartment complex allegedly shows Stagg getting into her SUV before driving in reverse. As her three kids began running after her, she slowly drove the SUV forward. While two kids evaded the vehicle, the 3-year-old got stuck beneath a tire.
A neighbor of Stagg, expressed his grief over the death of the little boy, but made it clear that Stagg was not a great mother.
The neighbor recalls:
“I felt bad because those parents, they were never there, they were kind of negligent..The kids were always out here without supervision.”
Two of Stagg’s older children have been placed with relatives while Stagg was arrested and faces a prison term of up to 10 years, if found guilty.
Tragedy hit the music world on Friday when Grammy award-winning producer DJ Official (birth name André Wakefield Jr.) was killed in Los Angeles.
According to People, the producer died from multiple gunshot wounds in a shooting outside his home, according to the L.A. coroner’s office. He was only 26 years old.
Officials say two men were sitting in a car when another vehicle pulled up next to them. Several shots were fired, causing both men to be hit. One victim was pronounced dead, while the other is in stable condition.
“All he did was go to work and come home,” DJ Official’s grandfather told NBC Los Angeles. “He didn’t belong to [a] gang or nothing like that.” Official’s grandfather was outside mowing the lawn when he witnessed his grandson’s death.
DJ Official has worked with artists like Tyga, Chris Brown and Cardi B.
Some big music names paid tribute to the producer on social media.
“How the fu** they gon’ take @prodbyofficial?” singer Ty Dolla $ign wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself with DJ Official. “Who the fu** was mad at my bro? A father, a successful producer, a solid homie who meant a lot to all of us… We had so much fun on this tour and every time I ran into u it was love and good vibes. LONG LIVE OFFICIAL.”
Rhino Poacher Trampled To Death By Elephants Then Eaten By Lions
According to the NYDailyNews, an elephant trampled an alleged rhino poacher to death and then his remains were reportedly eaten by a lion.
According to the South African National Parks, the incident took place last week at Kruger National Park and the man’s remains were discovered two days later. The deceased man’s family told police that his friends told them the man had been killed. The four friends fled the scene but were later arrested and are currently in custody.
After the family was informed, they called the park and head ranger to conduct a search party to find him.
“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise, it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that,” Glenn Phillips, Managing Executive of the KNP, said. “It is very sad to see the daughters of the diseased mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains.”
“Between January 2005 and January 2017, nearly 2,000 elephants and roughly 6,300 rhinos had been slaughtered at the hands of poachers in South Africa and Kenya alone,” the organization said.
Basketball Coach Allegedly Shot Player’s Father After Complaints
According to the New York Post, a Brooklyn high-school basketball coach was arrested for shooting the father of one of his players after the dad complained about their kid’s playing time.
Coach Todd Myles, 42, of the Pathways in Technology Early College HS allegedly lied to cops about what went down that night with local dad Christopher Hooks, who allegedly pulled up on him at his house to argue over his son’s playing time. Myles told police that a third person also arrived with a gun and started shooting.
Myles is facing charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal use of a firearm.
Teen Sisters Kill Their Mother Because She Took Away Their Phones
According to the NY Post, a 14-year-old & her 12-year-old sister were arrested for stabbing and shooting their mother to death after she took their phones for trying to run her over with the family car.
Amariyona Hall,14, and her younger sister were taken into custody earlier this week after deputies in Pike County responded to a call from the family’s mobile home. Erica Hall, a 32-year-old mother of four, was found stabbed multiple times and shot once in the chest with a handgun, according to reports.
Emergency workers tried to resuscitate Hall after her her bloodied bodied was found outside her home.
After deputies followed up with neighbors they discovered the attack followed an incident days earlier in which the girls tried to run Hall over with the family’s car. That prompted Hall to punish her daughters by taking their phones, leading them to respond with the fatal assault.
Amariyona Hall, who has been charged as an adult, is being held on $150,000 bond at the Pike County Jail. She’s due to return to court for a preliminary hearing Jan. 29 after appearing for a bond hearing Saturday, the newspaper reports. Hall’s younger daughter, who was not named, remains in custody at the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center.
Florida Man Murders Wife, Makes Family Believe She’s Alive For Over A Year
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Shelby Svenson, 25, admitted to killing his wife Jamie Ivancic — but only after he had already been arrested for also killing three of her family members.
Ivancic reportedly had told family members about a year ago that she was planning to leave Svenson, and take the children with her. Both Ivancic and Svenson were previously arrested on domestic violence charges, accused of assaulting each other. The last time anyone actually spoke directly with Ivancic was about a year ago, on January 25th, 2018, when she had a FaceTime call with her sister Karma Stewart.
Police believe Ivancic may have been dead for over a year, but Svensen convinced her friends & family that she was still alive by reportedly texting and sending photos of the couple’s two children from her phone, and telling them that she was unavailable to talk when they called to speak with her.
During an interrogation regarding the triple murder, Svenson also admitted to killing his wife by way of “violent blunt-force trauma” and burying her body in the backyard of their previous residence in Port Richey, Florida. Ivancic’s parents and brother were found dead in their home on New Years’ Day and Svenson was arrested in Ohio two days later, driving his murdered mother-in-law’s stolen SUV.
When police arrived, they found Richard, Laura and Nicholas dead as well as the family’s three dogs. No official statement has been made yet as to the motive for those murders, either. The Tarpon Springs Police Department was not immediately available for comment.