Matthew Whitehead’s death: A woman in Pennsylvania is accused of strangling her 11-year-old son and fleeing the state.

In Horsham, Pennsylvania, a mother is accused of murdering her 11-year-old son.

Ruth DiRienzo-Whitehead, 50, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Matthew Whitehead, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

Police were called to the boy’s home shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday after his father discovered him dead.

An autopsy confirmed Whitehead had been strangled, according to the D.A.’s office.

DiRienzo-Whitehead allegedly killed her son after he fell asleep around 9:30 p.m. Monday, then drove the family’s SUV to Cape May, New Jersey.

According to investigators, she drove the vehicle into the ocean and then walked to Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, once the vehicle could no longer be driven.

That is where DiRienzo-Whitehead was apprehended. Montgomery County detectives and Horsham, Pennsylvania police then questioned her.

According to the D.A.’s office, a black men’s dress belt was discovered on the driver’s side floor of the SUV during a search.

There was no immediate word on why this person was killed.

DiRienzo-Whitehead is being held in Cape May County and will be extradited to Montgomery County.

The FBI warns against using free charging stations at airports, hotels, and shopping malls.

The FBI has issued a new warning to stop using public charging stations.

Airports, hotels, and shopping malls all have charging stations.

While these charging stations are convenient for charging your phone or electronic devices, they can also be infected with malware.

This is referred to as juice jacking. When your phone or iPad needs “juice” or a charge, the FBI warns that if you plug it into a public charging station that is infected with malware, it may lock your device or send private information to criminals such as passwords, addresses, banking information, or even a full backup of your phone.

Scammers can use that information to access online accounts or sell it once it falls into the wrong hands.

Here are some more Troubleshooter Takeaways to help you avoid becoming a victim of juice jacking:

– Bring a portable charger or an external battery with you.
– Carry a charging-only cable from a reputable supplier, which prevents data from being sent or received while charging.
– Never plug your device into pre-existing cables, as authorities warn that in some cases, criminals have left those cables to deceive you.

Aside from juice jacking, never use public WiFi networks in airports or busy areas, as this is another way for cyber criminals to target you.

Nashville shooter allegedly planned attack for months and fired 152 rounds

According to police, the suspect who allegedly shot and killed six people at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, last week had been planning to commit mass murder at The Covenant School for “months,” according to the suspect’s journals.

According to Nashville police, the suspect, 28-year-old Audrey Hale, a former Covenant School student, fired 152 rounds during the March 27 mass shooting, according to a statement released Monday.

According to police, Hale was armed with two assault-style rifles, a handgun, and “significant ammunition” at the time of the attack. According to authorities, Hale owned seven legally purchased firearms from five different local stores.

A law enforcement official told ABC News that the seven guns seized by authorities were purchased between October 30, 2020 and June 6, 2022. According to the official, the most recent weapon purchased was an AR-15 style weapon.

Police shot and killed Hale inside the school. According to police, the two officers who shot at Hale each fired four rounds.

The motive is unknown, but police determined that “Hale considered the actions of other mass murderers.”

According to Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake, Hale had a detailed map of the school as well as “writings and a book we consider to be like a manifesto.”

Nashville police and the FBI are investigating Hale’s writings, which were discovered in a car at the scene and a bedroom.

A police spokesperson stated that Hale was assigned female at birth, but pointed to a social media account associated with Hale that used the pronouns he/him.

Funerals are being held for the three children and three adults who were killed. The victims were identified as 9-year-old Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and Will Kinney, as well as substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, school custodian Mike Hill, and the school’s principal, Katherine Koonce.

The ABC News This report was contributed to by Stephanie Wash, Pierre Thomas, and Luke Barr.

A $40 million lawsuit has been filed by a Virginia teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old student.

A first-grade teacher in Virginia who was shot and seriously injured by her 6-year-old student filed a lawsuit against school officials on Monday, accusing them of gross negligence for allegedly ignoring multiple warnings on the day of the shooting that the boy had a gun and was in a “violent mood.”

Abby Zwerner, a 25-year-old teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, was shot in the hand and chest while sitting at a reading table in her classroom on Jan. 6. She was in the hospital for nearly two weeks and has had four surgeries since the shooting.

The shooting shook the military shipbuilding community and sent shockwaves across the country, with many people wondering how a child so young could get a gun and shoot his teacher.

The Newport News School Board and several school district officials, including former Superintendent George Parker III, are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Michelle Price, a school board spokesperson, Lisa Surles-Law, chair of the school board, and other board members did not respond immediately to emails seeking comment on the lawsuit. The former superintendent did not immediately respond to a message left on his cellphone seeking comment.

No one, including the boy, has been charged in connection with the shooting. Following the shooting, the school board fired the superintendent, and the assistant principal resigned. The principal was moved to another position within the school district. The board also agreed to install metal detectors in all district schools, beginning with Richneck, and to buy clear backpacks for all students.

According to Zwerner’s attorneys, all of the defendants were aware that the boy “had a history of random violence” at school and at home, including an incident the previous year in which he “strangled and choked” his kindergarten teacher.

“All Defendants knew that John Doe attacked students and teachers alike, and his motivation to injure was directed toward anyone in his path, both in and out of school, and was not limited to teachers while at the school,” the lawsuit states.

According to the lawsuit, school officials removed the boy from Richneck and sent him to another school for the remainder of the year, but allowed him to return to Richneck for first grade in the fall of 2022. He was put on a modified schedule “because he was chasing students around the playground with a belt in an attempt to whip them with it,” according to the report, and he was cursing staff and teachers. The modified schedule required one of the boy’s parents to accompany him to school during the day.

“Teachers’ concerns with John Doe’s behavior (were) regularly brought to the attention of Richneck Elementary School administration, and the concerns were always dismissed,” the lawsuit states. Often after he was taken to the office, “he would return to class shortly thereafter with some type of reward, such as a piece of candy,” according to the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the boy’s parents refused to have him placed in special education classes with other students who had behavioral issues.

According to the lawsuit, Zwerner suffered permanent bodily injuries, physical pain, mental anguish, lost earnings, and other damages. It is suing for $40 million in compensatory damages.

Last month, Newport News prosecutor Howard Gwynn stated that his office will not charge the boy criminally because he would not understand the legal system and what a charge entails. Gwynn has yet to decide whether or not to charge any adults.

The boy used his mother’s legally purchased gun, according to police. According to an attorney for the boy’s family, the firearm was locked and secured on a closet shelf.

A driver strikes a family walking on a California sidewalk, killing an infant.

Authorities said an 11-month-old child was killed in California on Sunday after a driver lost control of his vehicle, hopped a curb, and struck a family of three walking on the sidewalk.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 4:15 p.m. in the Las Flores area of Orange County.

According to authorities, a 54-year-old San Clemente man was driving a 2017 Hyundai Sonata when he left the road for an unknown reason and collided with a family walking with their child in a stroller on the sidewalk.

The couple, a 34-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman from Rancho Santa Margarita, and their infant were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Despite the efforts of Orange County Fire Authority paramedics, hospital doctors, and nurses, the child succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, according to CHP officials.

According to the CHP, the 54-year-old driver, who was also taken to the hospital, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

The identities of the victims and the driver have not yet been revealed, and the accident is still being investigated.

In Indiana, a 16-month-old boy was shot and killed by his 5-year-old brother, according to Lafayette police.

Authorities said a 16-month-old boy was fatally shot by his 5-year-old sibling in a northwestern Indiana apartment.

According to police, the older sibling accessed a handgun inside the Lafayette apartment on Tuesday afternoon and fatally shot the boy, identified as Isiah Johnson.

Lafayette police Lt. Matt Gard said that after the shooting, someone outside the apartment called 911 to report that a child was not breathing.

“Inside the apartment, there was one adult and two children,” Gard told the Journal & Courier.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause and manner of death of the child.

As of Wednesday morning, no arrests had been made, and the case was still under investigation, according to police.

When the investigation is finished, the case will be sent to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office for review to see if charges should be filed.

Lafayette is approximately 60 miles north of Indianapolis.

‘We told them not to go,’ says family of American couple held hostage in Haiti.

According to ABC News, an American couple visiting Haiti is being held for ransom after being kidnapped from a bus nearly a week ago.

Jean-Dickens Toussaint and his wife, Abigail Toussaint, of Tamarac, Florida, were in Haiti to visit ailing relatives and attend a community festival when they were kidnapped on a bus from Port-au-Prince on Saturday, according to their family.

According to their niece, Christie, who declined to give her last name, a family friend who met the couple at the airport to escort them was also kidnapped.

“They stopped the bus at a stop and they asked for the Americans on the bus and their escorts to come off the bus and then they took them,” Christie told the station.

In response to a question about the incident, the US Department of State stated that it is “aware of reports of two US citizens missing in Haiti.”

Christie stated that the family learned about the ransom demands after the friend escorting the Toussaints contacted his relatives.

Nikese Toussaint, Jean Dickens Toussaint’s sister, told ABC News that the kidnappers initially demanded $6,000 for the couple’s release. However, once the money was sent, the price increased to $200,000 per person, and “we don’t have that type of money,” Christie told WPLG.

Nikese Toussaint stated that they did not know how to contact Haiti police and thus did not contact them, but that they did contact the US Embassy and the US Department of Homeland Security.

“The U.S. Department of State and our embassies and consulates abroad have no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas,” the U.S. Department of State said. “When a U.S. citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts, and we share information with families however we can.”

“We have nothing further to share at this time,” the statement added.

Nikese Toussaint said the couple has a 1-year-old son who is “thankfully not with them” but is staying with a relative.

Given Haiti’s political unrest and gang violence, family members expressed concern about the couple’s trip.

“We were very worried when they said they were going, we told them not to go but they wanted to go,” Nikese Toussaint said.

Americans are advised not to travel to Haiti “due to kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest,” according to the State Department.

“I do have the worst-case scenario playing in my head, but I keep trying to reject it because I don’t want that to happen,” Christie told WPLG.

“We just want to hear their voice as proof that they are still alive,” she said.

Aicha El Hammar Castano of ABC News contributed to this report.

Mom issues a warning after her son’s legs were amputated due to strep and influenza A infections.

After her son developed strep A and influenza A infections in late December and required a double amputation earlier this month, a Michigan mother is warning other parents to pay attention to their children and take action if they appear ill.

Michele Stevenson of Grand Blanc, Michigan, told “Good Morning America” that her son Kaden, 7, became ill just before Christmas but that she didn’t think it was anything serious. He told her he was tired, and she assumed he had a stomach bug or a cold and let him rest. But, after four days, Kaden didn’t seem to be getting better; instead, he seemed to be getting worse.

“I’m thinking maybe he might have the flu just because of the pain he kept talking about. So I’m thinking it might be just body aches or something like that. But by the time I got to him, I couldn’t put his shoes on, I couldn’t put his coat on, he was in that much pain,” Stevenson recalled.

“Something just felt off,” the mom of one said. “So I looked him over. His right leg was swollen. He had a rash all over his body. His eyes look puffy to me and it seemed like that all happened within a short period of time.”

Stevenson stated that she took Kaden to Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, but doctors soon informed her that Kaden needed to be transferred for higher-level care.

“The ER doctor sat down in front of me and gave me the most serious look I’ve ever seen a doctor give me and said, ‘Your son is really sick,'” Stevenson recounted. “By the next day, they were telling us that they were about to transfer us to another hospital that Kaden needed a pediatric orthopedic surgeon … but I knew it was really serious the moment they said, ‘It’s going to be in a matter of minutes.’ They were just waiting on the helicopter to arrive.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning about invasive strep A on Wednesday, noting that at least five children in Illinois have died as a result of infections this year. Invasive strep A season typically lasts from December to April, and this type of bacterial infection is more dangerous because it can affect multiple parts of the body, such as a person’s blood, bones, or lungs.

Furthermore, despite the fact that the number of influenza cases in the United States has been relatively low, multiple strains of the influenza A virus have been in circulation, according to CDC data.

Stevenson said she didn’t realize how serious her son’s flu and strep infections could have been at first.

“I didn’t hear about [strep] really until we got in the hospital and I heard about other kids at the same time had the same thing my son had,” Stevenson said. “One little boy didn’t make it. I’m hearing this family sad and crying and saying goodbye to their son, and my son’s here still fighting for his life. My heart goes out to that family.”

Although Stevenson described the last three months as “extremely frightening” for her and her son, she expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who “saved his life” and cared for the young boy.

“[Kaden] said the other little boy that died, he was sad that he died, but he was going to live for him. He was going to be strong for the little boy,” Stevenson said.

“As a mother, as a parent, as a person in general, I don’t want anybody else to have to go through this. This has been horrifying,” she added.

According to Stevenson, Kaden had both of his legs amputated on March 3 and is now waiting for what he refers to as his “robot legs” or prosthetic legs.

“He always talks about [how] he misses the old times and he misses when he could walk and how things used to be but he said he’s kind of happy. He likes his new legs,” Stevenson said.

As Kaden begins a new chapter in his recovery, Stevenson hopes to raise awareness for other parents.

“If your kid has any of those signs of fever, they complain of pain, you see any rashes, just take them to the emergency.” Stevenson said. “Catch it early. That’s the biggest thing. And listen to your kids. They tell you they don’t feel good? Don’t just sweep it under the rug, assuming that it’s a little cold. Get it checked out.”

In Maryland, a car crashes into a highway work zone, killing six workers

State police in Maryland reported that a car struck ix highway workers on Wednesday after entering a work zone.

According to Maryland State Police, the accident occurred around 12:40 p.m. at the Baltimore Beltway, an inner loop of Interstate 695.

According to police, an Acura swerved into Jersey barriers before striking the workers and flipping over.

According to state police, the six people killed were contract workers on a state highway construction project. They were not identified by the police until the next of kin was informed.

The driver, whose character was not known, was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock ER for clinical treatment, police said.

The car entered the work zone for no apparent reason.
According to Gov. Wes Moore, his office is keeping an eye on the situation. He tweeted, “My heart goes out to the families and victims of the tragic crash on the 695 beltway this afternoon.”

The accident is still being looked into.

The overturned Acura was captured on helicopter video by Baltimore’s NBC affiliate WBAL, which showed it surrounded by broken construction materials and other debris between the two parallel Jersey barriers.

Johnny Olszewski, the executive director of Baltimore County, offered his sympathy as well.

He tweeted, “On behalf of all the residents of Baltimore County, we offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who have lost their lives in today’s tragic crash and my prayers remain with those injured in this horrific incident.” He was referring to the accident that took place earlier today.

While on spring break in Mexico, an Ohio State student was discovered dead.

An American college student was discovered dead in Mexico while on spring break, despite State Department warnings to avoid the country due to violence.

According to reports, Henry Meacock was an Ohio State University student who went to Mexico for spring break earlier this week.

The university confirmed his death, but no specifics about when, where, or how Meacock died have been released.

“The Ohio State community has suffered a tragic loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Henry Meacock,” OSU said in a statement. The university also refers students to the counseling center for assistance.

Thousands of students continue to travel to Mexico for spring break.

Another student, who was airlifted out of Mexico, is on life support in a Florida hospital.

Liza Burke, a senior at the University of Georgia, went to Cabo San Lucas for spring break with her friends earlier this month.

According to her friends, Burke had a headache, lay down, and was unable to wake up. She was flown back to the United States for treatment after her family raised $142,000 in days through a GoFundMe campaign.

Burke, according to sources, has a genetic condition that causes her brain to hemorrhage, which she had prior to her trip to Mexico.

The FBI is still searching for three Americans who went missing last month and investigating the murders of two more.

The State Department issued a Level 4 “do not travel” advisory for much of Mexico last month. Many of those warnings were still in effect as of March 9. This includes Guerrero because of crime, as well as five other states because of crime and kidnapping: Colima, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas (where two Americans were killed earlier this month), and Zacatecas.

The State Department has issued a Level 3 warning to tourists in seven more states: Baja California, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, and Sonora. If you are planning a trip to popular tourist destinations such as Cancun or the Riviera Maya (both of which have been named top destinations by AAA for 2023), the government advises you to “exercise increased caution.”

Spring breakers in Florida have also been victims of violence.

What you need to know about Mexico’s ‘do not travel’ advisories for spring break.
Following two fatal shootings and rowdy, chaotic crowds that police have struggled to control, Miami Beach officials imposed a curfew beginning Sunday night during spring break.

According to a city news release, the curfew will be in effect from 11:59 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, with an additional curfew likely to be imposed Thursday through next Monday, March 27. The curfew primarily affects South Beach, the most popular spring break party destination.

The decision was prompted by two separate shootings Friday night and early Sunday that left two people dead, as well as “excessively large and unruly crowds,” according to the release. The city commission will meet on Monday to discuss potential additional restrictions for the following week.

Following two shootings on Ocean Drive last year, the city imposed a midnight curfew. The previous year, there were approximately 1,000 arrests and dozens of guns confiscated during a rowdy spring break, prompting Miami Beach officials to take steps to calm the situation.

This story was contributed to by the Associated Press.

Donald Trump has stated that he will be arrested on Tuesday as part of the investigation into Stormy Daniels’ hush money.

In a post on his social media platform, former President Trump claims that he will be arrested on Tuesday in connection with the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Trump also encourages his supporters to protest in the post.

The claims have not been verified by ABC News, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has declined to comment.

On Saturday, a Trump spokesperson appeared to retract remarks made by former President Trump on his social media platform.

“There has been no notification, other than illegal leaks from the Justice Dept. and the DA’s office, to NBC and other fake news carriers, that the George Soros-funded Radical Left Democrat prosecutor in Manhattan has decided to take his Witch-Hunt to the next level. President Trump is rightfully highlighting his innocence and the weaponization of our injustice system. He will be in Texas next weekend for a giant rally. Make America Great Again!” a Trump spokesperson said.

Soldier who served at the same Fort Hood, Texas base as murdered Specialist Vanessa Guillen died at the age of 21.

This week, Fort Hood lost another soldier who had been a combat engineer with the division for 15 months. She was 21 years old at the time.

On Monday, the Army declared Pvt. Ana Basalduaruiz dead.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division is in charge of the investigation because it is unknown how Basalduaruiz died.

According to the base, the chain of command has contacted her family and will provide support and resources to them as well as troopers who served with her.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of PV2 Ana Basalduaruiz, and we extend our sympathies to her father, mother, and her sister,” Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. She was an exceptional teammate that will truly be missed.”

Fort Hood is the same base where Vanessa Guillen, a Houston Army Specialist, was killed in 2020.

Guillen is said to have been murdered by another soldier, Spc. Aaron Robinson, who was ranked higher than her at the time. That night, Robinson allegedly picked up his girlfriend, Cecily Aguilar, and they dismembered and buried Guillen’s body near the Leon River in Belton, Texas.

Guillen’s sister, Mayra, reacted to the 21-year-death old’s on Twitter Wednesday night, saying in part, “This is also very triggering for me… I will be speaking to the family soon.”

According to his attorney, a black man was discovered with his head severed after claiming that white men had targeted him.

Rasheem Carter, a Mississippi Black man who went missing in October after claiming he was being targeted by white men in his community, was discovered dead and dismembered shortly after, according to a newly released autopsy, and his family has requested a federal investigation into his death.

Carter went missing two days after his last known sighting in Laurel, Mississippi, last October, and just days after telling his mother and the police about being targeted by white men in the neighborhood.

On Nov. 2, the 25-year-remains old’s were discovered in a wooded area south of Taylorsville.

“One thing is for certain … This was not a natural killing. This was not a natural death. This represents a young man who was killed,” attorney Ben Crump said during a press conference Monday, releasing the findings of an autopsy report by the Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office.

According to the report, the conditions of the remains at the time of the autopsy make determining the exact timing of the injuries difficult, and there were signs of animal activity on the remains, clouding the picture.

The medical examiner ruled in the report that the cause and manner of death were both unknown.

Crump, along with his co-counsel Carlos Moore, is requesting that the US Department of Justice launch a federal investigation into Carter’s death.

According to Crump, Carter’s head was severed from his body, and his spinal cord was recovered in a separate area from his head.

“They have recently found remains that they believe are also Rasheem Carter at another part of where he went missing, and what that tells us is, this was a nefarious act. This was an evil act. Somebody murdered Rasheem Carter. And we cannot let them get away with this,” Crump said.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation of Carter’s death, according to a statement sent to ABC News by the agency. They did not want to comment further because the investigation is still ongoing, and any additional information and updates should come from the lead agency, Smith County Sheriff’s Department.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office did not respond immediately to ABC News’ request for comment.

According to a statement posted on Facebook a day after Carter was discovered, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office “had no reason to believe foul play was involved” when he was discovered last year.

The department’s initial press release sparked small peaceful protests throughout the community, with residents skeptical that there was no foul play.

“Clearly Rasheem’s death was not a natural death,” said Ricky McDonald, president of the Jefferson County NAACP chapter, said at the press conference. “After Rasheem was found shortly after law enforcement there says that it was no foul play. How can it not be foul play when his body was dismembered? How can it not be foul play when his body parts was scattered all over the land in which he was found.”

Carter discussed his concerns for his safety with his mother in a text message between the two days before he was reported missing.

After specifying a name in the text message who Carter felt threatened by, he continued in the message that “if anything happens… he’s responsible for it. … He got these guys wanting to kill me,” according to text messages his mother read during the press conference.

“My son told me that it was three truckloads of white guys trying to kill him. And at the time that he told me, as a mother, you know, I had to think fast. So I told him to go to the police station because I felt in my heart they would serve and protect like they are obligated to do,” she said.

Carter visited the Taylorsville Police Department twice before his disappearance, according to Chief of Laurel Police Department Tommy Cox, whose department filed the initial missing persons case after the family approached them for assistance.

The Taylorsville Police Department did not respond immediately to ABC News’ request for comment.

“This doesn’t seem like the act of just one individual,” Crump said during the press conference. “It kind of lines up with what Tiffany said, there was a lynch mob of three trucks chasing her son before he went missing.”

A drug-smuggling submarine with two bodies and three tons of cocaine was apprehended off the coast of Colombia.

The Colombian Navy stopped a drug-smuggling submarine ship that had two dead people on board and about 2,643 kilograms of cocaine.

Raw video shared by the Colombian Navy shows the submarine that was seized with two bodies and $87 million worth of cocaine on board. (Video: Colombian Army/Armada de Colombia)

A statement says that the cocaine is worth more than $87 million. Central America was the place where the shipment was going.

When the military went into the boat, they found two dead bodies and two people in bad shape. They were taken to another ship where they could get medical care.

Both the rescued people and the deceased were taken to Tumaco, department of Nariño, in the south west of the country.

Authorities said there was an accident inside the semi-submersible vessel generating toxic gases from the fuel.

A disturbing video shows a teen with autism being dragged off a New York City train and beaten.

A 15-year-old autistic boy was dragged off a Manhattan train and pummeled on the platform by a gang of heartless strangers who yelled a racial slur at him, according to disturbing video.

The disturbing video, which was posted to Instagram late Monday, depicts a young woman wearing a Chicago Bulls sweatshirt yanking the defenseless teen off a northbound bus. Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, a train arrived at the 181st Street-Fort Washington Avenue station and yelled, “Get off!”

She grips the boy’s shirt, pulls him down the crowded rush-hour platform, and yells repeatedly, “Walk! Walk!”

The N-word is then yelled by a male voice, followed by “alert.”

The teen is seen attempting to re-board the train, but the woman drags him off again before someone else socks him in the face — the first of many punches thrown at him by the group, according to the video.

The victim’s glasses are yanked from his face, and he defends himself with a few jabs as someone yells, “Fight back!”

The boy was punched repeatedly in the head and face and received a cut on his lip, according to the NYPD’s 34th Precinct on Facebook, as cops released a photo of three suspects — all of whom appear to be teenagers.

According to the NYPD, the victim did not know his assailants, and the Hate Crime Task Force was notified because of the anti-black slur used.

There have been no arrests.

The boy’s mother, who did not want to be identified for her own and her son’s safety, told WABC that her son has no idea who attacked him or why.

“It’s the first time it hit me — like it hit me directly,” she said. “I always see it happen to other people. I never see it happen to me in my household.”

The mom said she hasn’t seen the harrowing footage of the attack, telling the outlet, “I refuse to watch that video. Nobody wants to see their kid being assaulted.”

She knew her autistic son had left their Queens home that evening, but she was surprised to learn he had made it to Upper Manhattan and was being treated at the hospital.

“Keep a closer eye on them,” she said in a warning to other parents. “Because a lot of trouble could have been avoided had I done that.”

The heinous attack was condemned by NYC Transit President Richard Davey.

“This video is heartbreaking and disturbing and our hearts are with the young man seemingly being senselessly victimized,” Davey said in a statement. “No one should be subject to this sort of hateful harassment while they are riding with New York City Transit, and the MTA is fully cooperating with the NYPD in its investigation into the incident.”

The video was shared on Instagram by “The Best of Harlem.”

“I can’t even begin to explain how heartbroken, angry and disgusted I am at seeing this video,” the poster wrote. “I don’t know what preceded this clip on that train, but I’m extremely hard pressed to think of anything that justifies what takes place.”

Davidson County Sheriff says a missing Texas girl was discovered locked in a shed in North Carolina.

Authorities said Monday that a missing 13-year-old Texas girl was discovered locked in a shed on the property of a North Carolina home.

According to Dallas police and the FBI, a 34-year-old man enticed the girl to leave her home while communicating with her on social media, then picked her up in his vehicle, Davidson County Sheriff Richie Simmons said at a news conference in North Carolina.

A special agent with the Texas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force contacted the sheriff’s office in Davidson County on Friday after video cameras near the girl’s house captured a vehicle registered to an address in Davidson County, officials said in a news release.

According to officials, investigators discovered the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the owner as he left the house. During the stop, they discovered that the girl was locked in an outbuilding on the Lexington property, where she was discovered. Officials said she was taken for medical evaluation and then returned to her home in Dallas, Texas.

Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho was apprehended and charged with abduction, felonious restraint, human trafficking, statutory rape, statutory sex offense, and indecent liberties. He was being held on a secure bond of $1.25 million.

During a hearing on Monday, an attorney was appointed. The lawyer did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

“It was very stressful and scary,” The teen’s mother Esthela told WFAA. “We were hoping to see her again and thank God that was the case.”

Esthela told WFAA that she and her family will work together to get as much assistance as possible and to grow stronger. She warns other parents about the dangers of the internet, stating that you can never be too involved in what your children do online.

“We knew the risks, and we talked with her about them…

But still this happened, it was something awful,” she said. “It could have been a lot worse. It could have, and we’re lucky that it wasn’t.”

Indiana child, 13, commits suicide; his family claims he was bullied

A 13-year-old child from Indiana committed suicide on Monday after, according to his parents, enduring a barrage of bullying at his middle school, leaving his family in deep sorrow.

The school district is now engaging outside investigators to look into the claims.

Family members of Terry Badger III remembered a kid who was outgoing, kind, and determined to make it to the big leagues and play for his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, in a phone interview with ABC News.

“If I had to describe TB3 in one word, it’s a protector,” his uncle, Tony Badger, said. “When he’s on the field he gives 150%, but if one of his teammates is struggling, he’s always there to help them out.

“He had the biggest heart out of anybody in his family. I guarantee it,” he added.

Terry’s father, Terry Badger II, recalled a day at a high school football game when his son approached a group of recruits. Terry was anxious to socialize with anybody he encountered, regardless of their age.

“Terry walked right up to them and shook all their hands and thanked them for their service, and every one of them broke down crying,” the father said.

In spite of his early social skills, Terry’s parents informed ABC News that he was subjected to constant bullying at Covington Middle School.

“He was being made fun of all the time,” his mother, Robyn Badger, said. “[They] put him down, told him he was a loser. Told him he was overweight and that he should kill himself. He was informed by kids that he was bad at baseball. They made fun of each haircut he had.

“Anything that kid did, they made fun of him,” she added.

Terry Badger II said he met with school employees twice about what his son endured, alleging that in the most recent meeting, roughly six months ago, a teacher told him, “There is nothing we can really do because they’re kids and we’re teachers and we can’t control everybody.”

The teacher declined to speak with ABC News when contacted by email Thursday night.

Brady Scott, the superintendent of the Covington Community School Corporation, released a statement in which he declared an inquiry into allegations of bullying against Terry Badger and expressed the district’s “great sorrow” over his terrible death.

“The gravity of this tragic event compels us to move forward immediately with an investigation from a neutral party outside our district. We pledge to be as transparent with the results as the law will allow,” he said.

Scott refused to comment on the reported meetings with school personnel in follow-up emails to ABC News, but he did state that “as a school district we work diligently to give training, guidance and support to our staff and kids in bullying identification and prevention.”

“I can assure you that ANY allegation of bullying is taken seriously and investigated,” he wrote.

The Covington Police Department did not respond to ABC News’ requests for information about their investigation into Terry’s death on Monday. The death was ruled a suicide in a statement released Thursday night by Fountain County Coroner Joshua Whittington.

Terry died just hours after playing baseball, where he threw a pitch at more than 70 mph, one of many accomplishments on the field that his uncle, Tony Badger, said Terry was proud of.

“He would come up to me after tournaments and tell me how many home runs he hit,” Tony Badger said about his nephew.

According to records, a woman was held captive inside a locked trailer for four years.

Deputies say a man held a woman captive for years inside a locked trailer in north Harris County, so he was charged with kidnapping.

Abraham Bravo Segura, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and remains in jail Thursday evening on a $150,000 bond, according to officials.

While Segura was at work, the victim was able to call for help from a phone inside the mobile home, according to court records. The woman told deputies from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office that he held her at gunpoint and threatened to kill her, and that she was unable to flee.

A prosecutor laid out the allegations against Segura during his first court appearance.

“The defendant had kept the complainant inside a trailer for approximately four years,” the prosecutor said.

“How many years?” the hearing officer asked. “Four,” she answered.

According to the prosecutor, all of the trailer’s exits were closed.

Burglar bars were installed on the windows, and three handguns were discovered inside. After bolt cutters failed to open the padlock, the fire department had to use power tools to cut through bars and free the victim on Wednesday night.

A public defender described Segura as a barber and tattoo artist, and he was clearly upset by the allegations. He repeatedly asked the hearing officer if he could defend himself.

“We’re not going to argue the facts of the case today,” responded the hearing officer.

Segura asked for a court-appointed attorney.

If he is able to post bond, he must follow several bond conditions, including house arrest.

Segura did have a prior misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction in 2006.

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After a 19-month-old girl died from fentanyl exposure in an Airbnb in Florida, her family files a lawsuit.

A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Airbnb after their toddler died as a result of fentanyl poisoning while staying in a rented property.

“A 19-month-old baby dies because of some folks wanted to get a little bit higher than high. No, that’s not good,” said Thomas Scolaro, that attorney for Lavenir family.

The Lavenirs were in Florida in August 2021 and rented an Airbnb in Wellington.

“They’re there for 24 hours, the child never leaves the inside of the unit. And after she’s put down for a nap in the early afternoon, the parents see her with foaming at the mouth and a lifeless body,” Scolaro said.

According to WPBF, Palm Beach County deputies and the medical examiner determined fentanyl was in 1-year-old Enora Lavenir’s blood and her death was accidental.

During the investigation, officials recalled going to the same house in July for a loud party.

The lawsuit then claims that a man named Aaron Kornhauser booked the house more than a week later.

Palm Beach County deputies said Kornhauser told them, “that the group of individuals who stayed at the residence had used cocaine in the residence and marijuana (weed) was also used in the residence… He is familiar with fentanyl and stated that there is no fentanyl in the residence.”

The Lavenirs reserved the house on Airbnb. According to that company, Kornhauser had previously booked the property through another platform, and this was “the first time the property had ever been booked via Airbnb.”

Kornhauser, as well as the property owner, rental manager, and rental platform, are being sued by the Lavenirs.

WPBF 25 News reached out to Airbnb for a comment and a spokesperson responded, “Our hearts go out to the Lavenir family and their loved ones for their devastating loss.” The Lavenirs were also the first guests to stay on the property after booking through Airbnb, according to the rental company.

Scolaro stated that the family hopes to raise more awareness for families who plan to book through rental properties and that more change will occur.

“They want folks to be given some sort of warning and they want some systems in place that if there’s drug-fueled parties, that people are given some sort of notice that this house as an asterisk or a warning,” he said. “When you turn it over to the next group, that every surface is wiped down, that every sheet is changed. That it’s safe, sanitary and secure for families and children to come next time.”

Kornhauser and the property owner both denied the allegations in the complaint in court filings. According to Airbnb officials, the property is no longer available on their platform.

WPBF 25 News reached out to the property owner’s attorney, who said he had no comment at this time. WPBF 25 News has reached out to Vrbo and is awaiting a response. WPBF 25 News reached out to Kornhauser as well, but has yet to hear back.

In this case, a jury trial has been requested.

Records show that the Texas mother charged with the fatal stabbing of her three children has a criminal history.

According to charging documents, a Texas mother is facing charges after being accused of stabbing five of her children and killing three of them in a rural town about 40 miles south of Dallas.

According to ABC affiliate WFAA-TV, Shamaiya Hall, 25, is charged with three counts of capital murder and has a $6 million bond.

According to the news station, it all started at a home in Italy, Texas, when a Child Protective Services worker showed up unannounced, suspecting Hall was having unsupervised visitations with her children.

That’s when Hall allegedly stabbed her five children, ages four, five, five, six, and thirteen months.

On Friday afternoon, authorities discovered her 5-year-old twins and 6-year-old boy dead inside the home near Stafford Elementary School.

According to WFAA-TV, her other two children, a 4-year-old boy and a 13-month-old girl, were flown to the hospital with stab wounds and unknown conditions.

CPS officials previously placed the children under the guardianship of another relative, according to WFAA.

Documents reveal that Hall was detained for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the past after being accused of stabbing her sister’s boyfriend in 2017.

According to an arrest affidavit, Hall’s twin sister, Troyshaye Mone Hall, was previously arrested for allegedly stabbing her 7-year-old daughter to death in June 2021.

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