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UPDATE: PARALYMPIC STAR OSCAR PISTORIUS FORMALLY CHARGED WITH MURDER

Via The Daily Mail South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius  has been charged with murder and is in custody after reportedly shooting his  girlfriend dead in the middle of the night after mistaking her for a  burglar. Gunfire was heard inside his  Pretoria mansion at  4am this morning and it is believed his  partner may have been killed after a Valentine’s Day surprise went tragically  wrong. The dead woman is  Reeva Steenkamp, 30, a former FHM model who had been dating the 26-year-old []

UK NEWS: MAN CHARGED WITH FASHION DESIGNER’S MURDER

The Voice reports that a man has been arrested and charged over the murder of law graduate turned successful fashion designer  Shaun ‘Billy Boyce’ Akanbi. 26 year old Akanbi who was the founder of Billy Boyce Clothing, was stabbed to death in his Kilburn home on the 22nd December. Achraf Jandara (20) will appear at Bromley Magistrates Court today (January 7). Akanbi worked with numerous British music stars including Tinie Tempah. … Rest In Peace Shaun Akanbi.

GUNMAN KILLS 20 CHILDREN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Via The Guardian America was confronted with one of its worst ever mass shootings on Friday when 20 children and six adults were shot dead by a gunman who opened fire at an elementary school in Connecticut. The massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, about 65 miles north-east of New York, is understood to have been carried out by a lone gunman, who was later found dead at the scene. State police lieutenant Paul Vance said 18 children died at []

MORE HOLLYWOOD ANTICS: ZOE SALDANA ON THE SET OF NINA SIMONE BIOPIC (OH DEAR)

Several days ago I posted news about the up and coming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana (a controversial choice), and photographs of Zoe on set. Click HERE if you missed it. The unauthorised biopic is directed by Cynthia Mort and executive produced by Interscope Records founder Jimmy ‘cretin’ Iovine. Check out more photographs below of Zoe on the set. View more photographs here…. NO COMMENT! Rest In Peace Eunice Kathleen Waymon (Nina Simone)

STATESIDE NEWS: MAN KILLS GIRLFRIEND AFTER FINDING OUT SHE WAS HIV POSITIVE

A man has confessed to murdering his girlfriend after she revealed that she was HIV positive. Larry Dunn (36) allegedly confessed to stabbing Cicely Lee Bolden (28) to death after the mother of two revealed to him that she was HIV positive after they had sexual intercourse.  He then told police “she killed me so I killed her”. Bolden’s body was discovered by her 7-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter Watch the news report below: … Those poor children. Rest In Peace Cicely Lee Bolden.

UK NEWS: WESTFIELD STABBING VICTIM NAMED / NINE MEN CHARGED OVER DEATH

Via BBC News A man who was stabbed to death at a shopping centre yards from the Olympic Park has been named by police. Liam Woodards, 24, was knifed during a fight at Westfield in Stratford, east London, on Friday afternoon. Police were questioning five men aged 20 to 23 over the death but have since released one, aged 23, with a caution for affray and no further action. Scotland Yard said two other men suffered minor injuries in the incident. Continue []

PASSENGER PLANE CRASHES IN NIGERIA

The Independent reports that a passenger plane has crashed in Lagos, Nigeria. An emergency official said that between 140 and 150 people were on the Dana Air flight which was flying from Abuja to Lagos. Click here to read more…. Rest In Peace to all those who lost their lives. Dana Airlines Emergency Numbers for Victims’ Families: 0807-729-1288, 0805-869-7500, 01-280-9888, 01-280-9992.

UK NEWS: PARENTS OF SIX CHILDREN KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE CHARGED WITH MURDER

The parents of six children who died tragically in a house fire earlier this month have been charged with murder. Via BBC News Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, confirmed their names at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court. Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six and Jayden, five, died in the house fire on Victory Road on 11 May. Duwayne, 13, died three days later. The couple will appear in custody at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday. []

GUILTY VERDICT IN JENNIFER HUDSON FAMILY MURDER TRIAL

William Balfour the former brother-in-law of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has been found guilty of murdering her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew back in 2008. Via BBC News The jury deliberated for three days before delivering its verdict. Balfour, 31, now faces a mandatory life prison sentence. He showed no emotion as the verdict was delivered. The jurors had earlier indicated they were split but continued to deliberate. Defence lawyer Amy Thompson said she would appeal against the verdict. “It has []

BEASTIE BOYS STAR ADAM YAUCH DIES

Beastie Boys group member Adam  (47) has lost his battle with cancer. The rapper and musician was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2009 and underwent radiation therapy. Yauch also known as MCA formed the Beastie Boys back in the early 1980s alongside fellow members Mike D and Ad Roc, signed to Def Jam Records and went on to sell 40 million albums worldwide. … The strange thing is he crossed my mind yesterday. I wondered what was going on with the []