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Tony Houck was minding his own business in his kitchen, making tacos, when the unfathomable happened. A crazed intruder burst into the kitchen and attacked him. Tony's wife had just left to make a grocery run, and their three children, ages 5, 7, and 9, and the children's friend there on a play date were in the other room. The intruder suddenly stood in Houck's kitchen staring at him. A second later, he lunged at the dad and hit him.
An 18-year-old Mundelein, Illinois, man has been charged with battery after grabbing a girl's hand and kissing it. The man reportedly asked the girl to give him a high-five, and when she did, he kissed her hand. Ugh, dontcha hate that old trick? It's unclear how old the girl was, but she is classified as a juvenile, which is under 17 in the state of Illinois. Was she 10? Or 16? It makes a difference.
A mother on trial for killing her 8-year-old autistic child by force-feeding him prescription pills and alcohol is accused of balancing her checkbook while her son slowly died in front of her in a posh Manhattan hotel. Gigi Jordan is a wealthy socialite who admitted to killing her son, Jude Mirra, but claims it was a "mercy killing." The prosecution contends that while Jude lay dying of an overdose in front of her, she called her financial adviser and transferred $125,000 from his trust fund to her personal account.
Couple's Therapypromises some serious drama this season, what with The Bachelor's Juan PabloGalavis and Nikki Ferrell and four other troubled couples. Juan and Nikki still seem basically where they were at the end of TheBachelor, Juan ambivalently picking Nikki while holding his emotional cards close to his chest.