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Breaking: Surveillance footage obtained by Chicago PD following Jussie Smollett attack




According to TMZ, the Chicago police department has a lead in the investigation following the recent attack of “Empire” actor, Jussie Smollett. A surveillance video has reportedly surfaced but officers are still in need of witnesses to assist in locating the persons of interest.

Chicago authorities have revealed detectives found a camera angle showing multiple “persons of interest wanted for questioning” for their contribution to the hate crime.

Police also said to the outlet they would be releasing images of the persons of interest momentarily.

Smollett was hospitalized in Chicago after two unknown suspects approached him while he was walking, yelling out racial and homophobic slurs towards him. Police confirmed that the men began to beat him and pour bleach onto him.

One of the offenders is said to have tied a rope around Smollett’s neck, according to the reports. He is currently in stable condition.

The vicious attack occurred near Smollett’s Chicago residence. This is a developing story.

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Amber Guyger served with shocking sentence for the murder of Botham Jean



 More than one week after her trial started and a day after she was found guilty of murder, Amber Guyger has been sentenced to 10 years, WFAA reports.

The jury has reached a sentence in the murder case against Amber Guyger.

The former Dallas officer was sentenced to 10 years.

Guyger was found guilty of murder Tuesday morning and the jury began sentencing deliberations Wednesday afternoon.

During closing arguments, the state asked the jury to sentence Guyger to a minimum of 28 years – the age Botham Jean would be today if he was still alive.

Judge Tammy Kemp told jurors that they could also consider “sudden passion.”

Texas law defines sudden passion as “passion directly caused by and arising out of provocation by the individual killed.”

Under sudden passion, a defendant faces between a two and 20-year sentence.

Over a two-day period, character witnesses for Jean and Guyger took the stand.

Bertrum Jean was first to be called by the state Wednesday morning.

“I loved my Sunday morning,” he told the courtroom Wednesday. “My Sundays have been destroyed.”

Sundays, he told the courtroom, were the days he would talk with his son on the phone after Jean returned home from church.

“Sundays are not a good day for me,” he said, breaking down in tears several times while on the stand. “Because I’m not hearing his voice.”

Jean’s mother took the stand the day before.

“I cannot sleep,” she told the courtroom. “I cannot eat. It’s just been the most terrible time for me.”

Karen Guyger, Amber’s mother, was the first witness called by the defense Wednesday.

She also became emotional on the stand as she described a young Amber Guyger, who she called sweet and someone who easily made friends.

Karen Guyger testified that a former live-in boyfriend molested Amber when she was 6 years old. He was later arrested on a charge of indecency with a child, she said.

“She was very upset,” Karen Guyger said of when her daughter first told her about the shooting. “I couldn’t understand her because she was crying so hard.”

“She wanted to take his place,” Guyger’s mother said. “She always would tell me she wished she could have taken his place.”

Tuesday, the day Guyger was found guilty, the former Dallas police officer was booked into the Dallas County jail. She was taken into custody outside of the jury’s presence at the end of the day.

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Stockholm Shooting leaves A$AP Rocky’s Swedish Lawyer wounded



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Just weeks following American rapper A$AP Rocky’s (Rakim Mayers) release from jail in Sweden on assault charges. Respected Swedish lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja, who represented the hip-hop star for the beginning half of the case was reportedly shot.

According to Expressen newspaper, the shooting occurred Friday morning in Stockholm right outside of Lilja’s apartment as he was leaving the building. The gunman is said to have shot the victim in the head and chest area.

The suspect was allegedly waiting on Lilja to exit his home to pursue the attack. After firing several shots, he then jumped in a nearby SUV to escape the crime scene.

The lawyer’s condition is unknown at this time. There are currently no reports connecting the matter to Rocky’s assault case. Police are investigating the shooting as an isolated incident.

Per a Polisen report, “The police have arrested several people for questioning. The investigation is at an intense stage and the police are working on several different fronts to make progress.”

The shooter has not yet been identified.

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Report: Notorious Sex Trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein Dies by Suicide behind Bars




Billionaire financier and convicted sex trafficking offender Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Epstein’s, 66, sudden death has been ruled a suicide.

He was convicted of two sex crimes in 2008, including solicitation of a person under the age of 18, and later sentenced to 18 months in prison, which many viewed as a light punishment for the crimes he committed.

Epstein’s death comes a day after thousands of documents were unsealed in against Ghislaine Maxwell, a friend of Epstein that allegedly lured adolescent girls for Epstein to traffic.

The accuser, Virginia Giuffre, claims she was forced to have sex with Epstein and international high-profile figures, including Prince Andrew, while she was a minor.

In late July, Epstein was found injured in his jail cell with marks on his neck. He was placed on suicide watch following the incident.

This is a developing story.

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