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We hear this story too many times. A child, sleeping soundly in bed, and suddenly his or her life is cut short. This tragic situation has happened yet again, this time in Detroit. An 8-year-old boy, Jakari Pearson, was sleeping at home when a bullet tore through the house and hit him. He has died. Family reportedly suspect the gunman may be the former partner of the boy's mom.
Did a teenage girl send out a text message to her boyfriend telling him that she was about to be murdered? This might be the tragic case with 14-year-old April Millsap, who was walking her dog along a bucolic trail in Armada, Michigan, when she apparently sent a text to her boyfriend that read, "OMG ... I think I am being kidnapped." She was later found dead on the trail, her faithful dog guarding her body.
This is so sad. Drew Barrymore's half-sister was found dead in a car, possible victim of an overdose or suicide. Jessica Barrymore, who was also the daughter of the legendary actor John Barrymore, had only met her famous half-sibling one time, yet every obit is going to lead with Drew's name. Can you imagine?
A grandfather is getting tons of heat for leaving his three grandchildren behindwhen a fire broke out in their apartment and he fled the scene. The grandchildren, ages, 4, 5, and 8, were rescued by firemen, who also found their granddad, 66, standing totally unharmed in the lobby of the Brooklyn building. Said a neighbor: "People here want to hurt him ... They were like, 'How could you leave those kids in the house?'" Spoken like someone who's never been in a fire.
A husband who discovered his wife was cheating on him reportedly killed her, her boyfriend, and then tried to kill himself, police say. Shaun Hiles of Kentucky reportedly tracked down his wife as she arrived at a home with another man, and when the two tried to flee, chased them down in his truck, rammed them off the road, and then shot them both. Scarily, he seemed to have warned friends on his Facebook page of the carnage to come.