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**Man Cuts Off Mother’s Head & Dumps It 3 Blocks Away…

According to Global Grind, a Jacksonville, Fla., man has been charged with killing his mother in her home and dumping her head three blocks away in a plastic bag, police said.

Jumar Henry, 21, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder after members of his church noticed scratches on his face and blood under his fingernails, and called police, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday.

The body of Jennifer Renee-Henry Ling, 43, was found inside her home and her head was found blocks away in a bag in an empty lot, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Lt. Larry Schmitt said.

Witnesses allegedly told police they saw Jumar Henry walk into the lot carrying a bag Saturday night and then leave without it several minutes later.

Jumar Henry came to the sheriff’s office for an interview Sunday and then tried to “force his way out of the homicide office” when he was told he couldn’t leave, Schmitt said.

Read the whole story: Global Grind.com

**Star Lacrosse Player Yeardley Love Found Dead In Her Dorm Room….

Yeardley Love, a star lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was found dead this morning in an off-campus apartment. She was 22.

George Huguely, also 22 and a senior UVA lacrosse player, has been charged with Love’s murder.

An autopsy later today will determine the cause of Love’s death. Early reports say she suffered physical trauma. She was found dead by a roommate. George was arrested a few hours later.

Her full name is Yeardley Reynolds Love and she was born July 17, 1987

In 2006, Huguely was quoted in the Washington Post in defense of the Duke lacrosse team, which was facing accusations of sexual assault.

“I sympathize for the team,” Huguely said of the Duke players. “They’ve been scrutinized so hard and no one knows what has happened yet. In this country, you’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. I think that’s the way it should be.”

Originally from Cockeysville, Md. and a graduate of Notre Dame Prep, Love was a senior at Virginia. According to abc2News, she and Huguely had a relationship history.

Yeardley Love, a star lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was found dead this morning in an off-campus apartment. She was 22.

In 2009, Love told VirginiaSports.com that playing lacrosse for the school was a “dream come true.” Love played midfield for the team. She was set to graduate this year.

She is survived by her mother, Sharon, and her sister, Lexie. She was preceded in death by her father John.

Read the whole story: Huffingtonpost.com

**Benjamin Backstrom DEAD: Drake University Student Murdered…

Police are investigating the mysterious death of Drake University sophomore Benjamin Backstrom, who was found last Tuesday leaning against a bridge railing over Highway 65 north of Indianola, baffling authorities. Backstrom had been shot and later died in an area hospital.

In an e-mail to the Des Moines Register, Backstrom‘s father wrote that Ben had either “witnessed a crime or was made to think he had.” He outlined several murky circumstances surrounding his son’s death, including that Backstrom had recently received a threatening letter on the windshield of his car and had withdrawn $1,400 from his bank account that is now missing.

Police have not yet released autopsy results. Last Thursday, investigators searched a nearby river for possible evidence.

Read the whole story: Huffingtonpost.com

**At Harvard, Silence Around Sexual Assault…

https://i1.wp.com/i.huffpost.com/gen/162541/thumbs/s-SILHOUETTE-large.jpgAccording to the The Harvard Crimson, last spring, Ryan found himself outside late at night, alone with his boyfriend, who had just consumed nine shots of tequila.

The boyfriend tried to pressure him into performing sex acts Ryan said he was uncomfortable with, verbally and physically threatening him before finally punching Ryan in the face.
Ryan, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, ran back to his room, devastated. The two broke up a few days later and have never talked about the confrontation.
Over the next semester, Ryan took circuitous routes across campus, avoiding buildings and people that reminded him of the “emotionally terrorizing” incident. He experienced panic attacks and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Read the whole story: The Harvard Crimson

**North Philly Infant Shot In Crossfire…

The intersection of Diamond and North Randolph Streets was crowded Saturday night with people listening to music and enjoying the warm breeze.

Cecilia Colon and her neighbors were sitting on their front steps, admiring Colon‘s great-granddaughter, six-month-old Sandra McCoy, who was cuddled in the arms of her mother, Naisha Jesus.

Around 8 p.m. Jesus, still holding the baby, began walking across the street toward her home. Suddenly, two young men opened fire at each other, police said.

The baby was caught in the cross fire and was hit in the right armpit. She was listed in critical but stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Sunday night.

One of the men fled on a bicycle but was later arrested. The other was hit by a bullet and staggered a few yards down Diamond Street before falling in front of a vacant lot, where police later found a shell casing.

Read the whole story: Philly.com

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