A TEXAS man facing 99 years in prison after an ex-girlfriend accused him of carving an “X” into her chest has been cleared by a selfie. Christopher Precopia, 22, was stunned when cops arrested him while he was working at a lumberyard in Georgetown, Williamson County, last September. He was accused of burglary with intent to commit other crimes, the New York Post reports. Precopia had no clue why he was being arrested, but he later found out his ex-girlfriend from high school had gone to the cops with a fabricated tale. “I had no idea why everything was happening, and I was lost,” he recalled this week. His ex alleged that Precopia broke into her home in Temple and sliced an X into her chest with a box cutter. So cops hauled him off to Williamstown County Jail and released him only after his family posted a £117,000 ($150,000) bond. Luckily for the lumberyard worker, however, on the night of the alleged attack, Precopia was actually 65 miles away at a hotel … [Read more...] about Man, 21, facing 99 years in prison after ex accuses him of carving X in her chest is cleared by selfie
Man attacked by pitbulls
THIS is the awful moment a 911 operator told a screaming mum to slit her pitbull's throat as it mauled her baby to death in their front yard. In a harrowing audio recording, the dispatcher can be heard telling a distraught Miranda Harrell to run into her home and grab a weapon like a steak knife, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. After the mum replies that she can't leave her one-year-old daughter, Triniti, alone, he adds: "It will take you 30 seconds to run in the house and grab it." Moments later, after Miranda gets hold of a knife, the dispatcher says: "Grab him by one ear and cut along the bottom of his neck. He's going to let go. "It's going to release his jaw muscles." She then yells back: "This knife is too dull. "Please get somebody now!" In response, the operator tells her emergency crews are rushing to the scene in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, "as fast as they can". Tragic Triniti died in hospital just days after the attack - which was only stopped when an Edgecombe County … [Read more...] about Moment screaming mum told to slit pitbull’s throat as it mauled her baby daughter to death in desperate 911 call
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“My wife’s death was horrific and pointless,” the elderly plaintiff said outside a court in southern Germany on Tuesday. The man was speaking during a pause in the trial of two people whose dog mauled his wife to death on the street in Baden-Württemberg last May. The 72-year-old woman was walking down a street in the small town of Sigmaringen when the dog broke free from its collar and launched itself at her. The Kangal, a breed considered dangerous in Germany, pulled the pensioner to the ground before repeatedly biting her head and throat. Although a medic arrived at the scene, he was unable to treat the woman, as the dog continued its attack. Only a bullet from the gun of a police officer put an end to the attack - and the dog’s life. But by then it was too late to save the woman. Prosecutors have charged the animal’s owners with negligent manslaughter, arguing that its living conditions were unsatisfactory. Officers who arrived at the house … [Read more...] about Does Germany have a problem with aggressive attack dogs?
AN acid attack victim has damaged eyesight and permanent facial scars after a teenager threw corrosive liquid in her face. Afiya Begum was targeted near her home in Birmingham by a thug who still hasn't been caught. The 26-year-old stopped breathing and suffered painful burns to her face, shoulder and neck. One month on from the random attack she has relived the terrifying day she was rushed to hospital in pain. She told Birmingham Live: "I was on the phone when I came back into the building. Then a man tapped me on the shoulder and I screamed and dropped my phone onto the floor. "Then he threw a whole glass of acid at me." The attacker then took her phone and fled, but fortunately Afiya made it to the second floor, where her friend was. He splashed water on her face before driving her to hospital. "He drove me to the hospital because the paramedics were taking too long and my life was in danger. "I was not breathing and my eyes were closing up." She said she had seen a man watching … [Read more...] about Woman, 26, suffers severe burns after having acid thrown in her face in random attack outside her Birmingham home