Prosecutors laid it out in court Sunday: One woman’s night out turned into a nightmare. She found him - a guy she met at a bar - in her bed the morning after a boozy night out. The 22-year-old Lincoln Park woman, with the help of her roommate, kicked him out and went to a hospital to have a rape kit performed. Still shaken, she avoided her bed and slept on a couch that night with a male friend. At 5 a.m., she woke up to see the man she met at the bar standing over her. He then put a pillow on her face and put all his weight on top of it. Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Nancee Hofheimer said she was able to break free and scream, at which point her male friend woke up and chased the man
It is unclear what triggered the attacks.
The deaths of billionaire pharmaceutical executive Bernard “Barry” Sherman and his wife were both caused by “ligature neck compression,” Toronto police said. The post-mortem examination finding that both deaths were caused by “ligature neck compression” prompted the homicide unit of Toronto’s police to take over the investigation, the service said in an online statement Sunday. The bodies of the 75-year-old founder of Apotex Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. and his wife, Honey Sherman, 70, were found in their home in the Toronto neighborhood of North York on Friday under what police called suspicious circumstances. It’s unclear whether one or both of the deaths is considered a homicide, and a police
After President Donald Trump sent out a sexist tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the internet just about went up in flames. The tweet said that Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign donations, a pretty obviously sexist statement. Responses abound, but the USA Today editorial board sent out a particularly scathing editorial.
It`s been one year since former Mount Vernon police officer Mike McClaughry was shot in the head, robbing him of his sight. Now, he`s explaining what he saw while he was in a coma and the difficulties of the recovery process.
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Jay-Z’s forthcoming docuseries, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story , which follows the life and legacy of the titular Martin. The timely project, like many documentaries including Whose Streets? has drawn much-needed attention to social injustice, but also a peripheral feud between Snoop Dogg and George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the fatal shooting of Martin, threw in his two cents about the docuseries in a recent interview with The Blast saying that…