No bond for 16-year-old girl charged with murder of Uber driver

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE – A 16-year-old girl used a machete to hack an Uber driver to death in a spontaneous attack early Tuesday in north suburban Lincolnwood, prosecutors said in court Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

“This is a random act of violence,” Judge Michael Hood said before denying bond for Eliza Wasni, who has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder for the 34-year-old Grant Nelson’s slaying.

The Taft High School student, barely taller than 5 feet with bleached blonde hair, was expressionless at her hearing, wearing an oversized white jumpsuit and blue sweater.

About 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, the first of three rideshare drivers that Wasni encountered that night picked her up and took her to a train station in Des Plaines, Cook County assistant state’s attorney Michelle Cunningham said.

About an hour later, another Uber driver picked Wasni up and took her to a Wal-Mart store near McCormick Bouelvard and Touhy Avenue in Skokie, where she grabbed a knife and machete, and walked out without paying, Cunningham said. No employees tried to stop her.

At 3:18 a.m., a few blocks west of the store, Nelson picked Wasni up in his Hyundai Sonata while driving for Uber, Wasni said.

Within two minutes, the teen began hacking at Nelson as the car approached the intersection of Touhy and Lincoln, stabbing him repeatedly on the right side of his arm, torso, head and chest, Cunningham said.

Nelson pulled up to a condo building in the 7200 block of Touhy, ran to the building lobby and slammed on the door screaming for help, Cunningham said. Responding Lincolnwood police officers followed a trail of blood and found him on the on the grass on the side of the building.

Wasni took the wheel of his car and drove back toward Lincoln and Touhy, where the car hit a median, Cunningham said. Officers found Nelson’s phone in the front seat and saw that Wasni was listed as his Uber passenger, Cunningham said.

Soon after, an officer spotted her hiding behind an office building a few blocks north of the crash scene, Cunningham said. She had taken off her blood-spattered, long-sleeve Chicago Cubs T-shirt but was still holding the bloody knife and machete, Cunningham said.

Officers repeatedly told her to drop the weapons but “she didn’t acknowledge them,” Cunninhgam said. One officer shocked her with a stun gun and she was arrested.

Nelson, a Wilmette resident, told police his passenger had stabbed him, Cunningham said. He died at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston later that morning.

During a press conference after the hearing, prosecutors declined to comment on a possible motive for the killing. Police said she wouldn’t talk to detectives.

Wasni, who has no previous criminal record, goes to school at Taft on Chicago’s Northwest Side, and lives with her single mother, Assistant Public Defender David McMahon told the judge.

About a dozen family members and friends of Nelson attended the bond hearing.

“The details were horrifying and saddening,” his sister, Alexandra Nelson, said afterward. “The loss of intelligence and conversation and nuance and thoughtfulness that he brought into all of our lives is going to be felt, and it will reverberate with us throughout the coming weeks and months and years, and it’s not a hole that can be easily filled,” she said.

Melissa Smetana said she used to work with Nelson at a restaurant in Northbrook, and described him a hard-working, generous friend.

“He was the type to give you the shirt off his back,” she said after the hearing. “If the girl had asked him for something, anything, Grant would have given it to her. It’s senseless.”

In a company statement, an Uber spokeswoman said they were “heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners, Grant Nelson.”

“Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”

It was the first homicide in Lincolnwood since 2006, when a murder resulted from an argument between two brothers. In that case, James B. McDurmon was convicted of the the murder of his brother, Lester McDurmon, and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Deputy helps save girl from drowning at own birthday party

– A 4-year-old Florida girl nearly drowned at her own birthday party Sunday, but an off-duty deputy helped save her life.

According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Cpl. Jeff Haire was spending a day with his family at Frank Brown Park in Panama City when he spotted a man with a girl in his arms yelling for help.  The man, whom the sheriff’s office did not name, said he had pulled the little girl from the bottom of the pool. He believed she may have been underwater a few minutes.

When Cpl. Haire couldn’t find a pulse, he began CPR with help from the park lifeguards. Eventually, he finally felt a faint heartbeat and, moments later, the girl began to cry.  By that point, paramedics had arrived to take her to the hospital.

Family members identified the girl as Davieonna Howard. They were at the park to celebrate her fourth birthday.

Davieonna’s mother called Haire her daughter’s “guardian angel.”

“He saved my child’s life and that’s all that matters right now,” she told WJHG-TV.  “God ordained for him to be there.”

As of last word, Davieonna was recovering in good condition and shared a smile with Cpl. Haire, who paid a visit to her in the hospital.

“I am proud of Cpl. Haire and his quick response to prevent what could have been a tragedy,” Sheriff Tommy Ford said.  “And very happy for this family who will remember that day as a one for miracles and not heartbreak.”

By: FOX 13 News staff

Marietta man sentenced to life in prison for raping little girl

– A Cobb County man has been sentenced to life in prison for repeatedly raping a little girl.

Mario Esteban Sanchez, 58, was convicted last month of raping the child multiple times at his Franklin Road apartment, which began when she was 5-years-old. Authorities said Sanchez was related to the victim by marriage when the attacks occurred, and was also convicted of two counts of child molestation. He was arrested in 2015.

“This Defendant is guilty of horrible, deviant behavior,” said Deputy Chief ADA Chuck Boring, who prosecuted the case. “A man who commits such atrocious acts against a child has forfeited his right to live in free society.”

 

According to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, Judge Henry Thompson agreed with Chief Boring, and sentenced Sanchez to serve life in prison.

 

“I cannot wrap my mind around the concept of a grown man wanting to have sex with a five-year-old girl,” Judge Thompson said. “To pick your gratification over the damage being done to that little girl is inhumane, heartless, beyond that, it is soulless. Ideally, you’ve lived your last free day.”

Authorities: Girl, 2, dead after man used ‘wrestling moves’

– A 2-year-old Missouri girl died after her mom’s boyfriend injured the toddler using “wrestling moves” that included picking her up and slamming her on the ground, authorities said Tuesday.

Richard Gamache Jr., 24, of House Springs, was charged Tuesday with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. His girlfriend, 19-year Cheyenne Cook, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Jefferson County Sheriff David Marshak said detectives found “digital data” exchanged between Gamache and Cook that documented the abuse, including communications related to concealing it.

“This child was essentially tortured,” Marshak said in a news release.

Detectives determined that one of the moves Gamache used involved picking up the girl by her waist, lifting her above his shoulders and throwing her onto the ground.

The alleged abuse was discovered after the girl had a seizure on May 16, Marshak said. The child, identified only by her initials “AC,” was taken to a hospital and died three days later.

Gamache was originally charged last week with abuse and neglect of a child. The charge was upgraded after the girl’s death.

Gamache is jailed on $500,000 cash-only bond and does not yet have a listed attorney who could comment on the allegations.

By: JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Obama & De Niro Are Freaking Out, Trump Just Gave Them A Nasty Surprise You’re Going To Love

Robert De Niro (left), President Donald Trump (middle), Barack Obama (right)

Barack Obama and Robert De Niro are freaking out after they got a nasty surprise from President Donald Trump. Not only are they freaking out, but De Niro is such a hot head, he is lashing out directly at Trump, while Obama’s reaction is just plain pathetic. You’re going to love their meltdown as the president’s surprise is something all freedom loving Americans agree is the right thing to do.

Barack Obama is a communist at heart, and never was that so evident than when he utterly embarrassed the United States with his visit to Cuba. His fascination with transforming America into a socialistic state is something Americans endured for eight years, and his sick idolization of Fidel Castro and Che Guerrera was so incredibly offensive to Cuban Americans.

Robert De Niro is just a washed up actor who has made it clear that he hates President Trump. He’s on the record saying Trump is “so blatantly stupid” and stating, “I’d like to punch him in the face.” He also thinks Barack Obama was the best president ever. De Niro is also a lover of Cuba and communism.

While Obama was president, he spat in the faces of the suffering Cuban people with his policy changes. “Former President Obama worked to enact several changes to Cuban policy during his tenure in office. He ended the policy known as ‘wet foot, dry foot’ that gave Cuban illegal immigrants a path to legal status, opened travel to the island nation, re-established diplomatic relations and loosened restrictions on doing business in the country,” reports Daily Caller.

 

So, when the news broke Sunday that President Trump is rolling back all of Barack Obama’s Cuba policies, it caused Barack’s head to spin while Bobby De Niro responded by cussing out Trump at Brown University. Ever so eloquent with his words, De Niro told the Brown graduates that “in movie terms,” the country was once “an inspiring uplifting drama” but now has turned into “a tragic dumbass comedy.”

The only “tragic dumbasses” are De Niro, Obama, and anyone else who would support a communist regime. Obama opened our border to any criminal or terrorist that could get in but stopped real asylum seekers from Cuba who wanted to embrace our culture; that’s what he did when he stopped the “wet foot, dry foot” Cuban policy.

Imagine living in a communist country where you are not free, where the government controls your every waking hour and people get taken away in the middle of the night never to be seen again for just speaking out against the dictators. Imagine you are so desperate to taste freedom that you’ll throw yourself on an inflatable raft and venture across shark infested waters, hoping to get to Florida.

That’s exactly what Cuban refugees endure, and Obama crushed those Cubans hopes and dreams when he sided with the Castros and denied asylum seekers entry into America. He sent them back to those murdering communist thugs, who would torture and kill them. Liberals applauded Obama siding with the Cuban regime, sending back the Christians, as Cuba is 70-80% Catholic, but they are all for Islamic terrorists having open access to this country. What a bunch of hypocrites.

 

Now, President Trump is wiping out Obama’s Cuban legacy, and once again, real asylum seekers who want to embrace our culture will be given refuge if they are lucky enough to get to Florida on their makeshift rafts.

According to Cuban expert Humberto Fontova, “Castro jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror” and “murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six,” reported Daily Wire.

That’s the kind of people Obama loves and wants to reward as he did when he enacted his Cuban policies and then slapped Americans in the face with his high-profile visit with Raul Castro, a murderer. Thank God for President Trump who is righting all the wrongs of the Obama administration. Once again, Americans can hold their heads up high knowing we have a president who understands the essence of what this country was founded on. This is one huge step in restoring our honor and making America great again.

Trump Just Uncovered Soros’ Plot To Start Violent Revolution To Overthrow Him

George Soros (left), President Donald Trump (right)

President Donald Trump is facing the worst crisis of his presidency, and he has just discovered that it all leads back to evil billionaire George Soros. For weeks, we have heard the Democrats and Trump-hating media call for his impeachment over bogus allegations about Russia. Now, Trump has discovered the real threat as Soros plots a violent revolution in to overthrow him, and patriotic Americans are ready to defend our duly elected president.

George Soros backed major revolutions, called color revolutions, all over Europe in the 1990s, and now, he has set his sites on the United States. Crazy, right? Well, before you dismiss it as a nutty conspiracy, you need to look further into everything that has been going on behind the scenes with Soros, the Democratic National Committee, and Ukraine.

With Soros as the moneyman and mastermind, the moving pieces in this plot are a DNC operative named Alexandra Chalupa, who is an activist of Ukrainian heritage, and convicted “Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin, who is also a krainian operative.

Chalupa and Kimberlin are Soros agents working to undermine Trump by ratcheting up the mainstream media and liberal loons into a frenzy, making them think Trump should be impeached by any means. Kimberlin is such a shady character, as Daily Caller reported, “Kimberlin earned the nickname ‘Speedway Bomber’ by being convicted of setting a string of bombs in Speedway, Indiana in 1978.”

“Chalupa told Politico she had developed a network of sources in Kiev and Washington, including investigative journalists, government officials, and private intelligence operatives. She said that, when Trump’s unlikely presidential campaign began surging in late 2015, she began focusing more on the research, and expanded it to include Trump’s ties to Russia, as well,” Politico reports.

Chalupa admits, way back in late 2015, she started looking for a Trump-Russia connection. Why? Because that is what Soros was paying her to do. Soros’ masterplan is to link Trump to Russia, make it appear as if the election was somehow interfered with, and then to do what he did in Ukraine, foment the useful idiots to take to the streets and start a violent revolution to overthrow Trump. They’re calling it the “Purple Revolution.”

“No sooner had Trump been declared the 45th President of the United States, Soros-funded political operations launched their activities to disrupt Trump during Obama’s lame-duck period and thereafter. The swiftness of the Purple Revolution is reminiscent of the speed at which protesters hit the streets of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in two Orange Revolutions sponsored by Soros,” reports Zero Hedge.

 

But, it’s all a lie, right? Trump did not collude with Russia. Yes, that’s true, but that doesn’t matter; what matters is what people believe. Ukraine is important here, as most of you know, because they are Russia’s mortal enemies, and they should be. We don’t have space here to go into a history lesson about why Ukrainians hate Russia, so just know that is why Soros enlisted the help of those loyal to Ukrainians (Chalupa and Kimberlin) along with the leaders of Ukraine to help start this revolution.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of a very complex story that has many layers, but one thing is very strange when it comes to Chalupa’s sister Andrea, who works with her. She posted a tweet in December 2016 about Seth Rich, implying he had “regrets.” Remember, Rich was the DNC staffer who many think leaked the DNC emails to WikiLeaks, so why would Andrea Chalupa make a public comment as if she knows what Rich did and that, in her sick estimation, he should regret it?

Trump is aware of what is going on. He realizes the leaks are not coming from his White House as much as they are being fabricated by Soros agents like Chalupa and Kimberlin who leak fake news to the liberal media. He also knows these saboteurs won’t stop until they are obliterated.

Patriots won’t stand by and allow Soros to win as he did in Europe. In fact, many are answering the call by pledging to stop those Antifa idiots who are planning to start this Purple Revolution this summer. All we want is to make America great again; we don’t want to relive the Revolutionary War. We pray for the best and will expect the worst. Godspeed to all freedom loving Americans.

Video: Thug Hits Lady Cop, Gets Smug Grin Wiped Off His Face Seconds Later

Images that were taken from a video shot in a Florida McDonald’s (Photo Source: Facebook)

An incredible video is making its rounds across social media after a thug decided to harass the kids inside of a Florida McDonald’s. After a female officer arrived, things took a turn for the worse as the maniac then decided to punch the cop right in the face. Too bad for him, that smug grin he was wearing at the time would be wiped off his face for good just a few seconds later.

Although it’s unclear exactly what problem the man had with the children in McDonald’s, it was apparently so bad that it escalated to the point where there was a need for the people inside to call the police. Unfortunately for the thug, this meant that things were about to go very bad for him.

Before long, an officer arrived on the scene and merely tried to de-escalate the situation only to find that this man had no intention of complying. Of course, once patrons inside saw this, they decided to whip out their phones to record what happened next – and it’s a good thing they did.

As seen in the clip, the officer was holding the door open after telling the two-bit thug to come outside with her, but things didn’t go down so easy. After realizing that this man was looking to fight rather than follow orders, the cop whipped out her taser and ordered the punk to the ground.

Of course, just like everything else she said, this was ignored, but he quickly made things much worse. Showing just now non-compliant he was intent on being, the thug raised his fists as if he was going to fight the female officer. At about the one minute mark, the cop tried to physically escort the man outside – but things didn’t turn out as planned. Without warning, the thug cocked his arm back and punched the officer right in the face.

What happened in the next few moments has earned the officer quite a bit of praise on social media as she handled the situation with non-lethal force in a way that ensured that no one else would be victimized by this man. Although the thug was feeling pretty good about himself, it took the cop just a few short seconds to permanently wipe the grin off the punk’s face.

After being physically assaulted, the officer can be seen calmly removing the taser from her holster, pointing it at the thug, and squeezing the trigger. Just like that, the punk was shot in the groin area and dropped to the ground writhing in pain, but things were far from over.

Defiant until the bitter end, the punk took about 8 rounds of 5-second electric pulses to the crotch before finally obeying the officer’s demand to flip over and put his hands behind his back. Making sure not to be taken advantage of again, the cop then explained that they would sit there and wait, taser prongs still in the man’s crotch, until another officer arrived as backup to handcuff him.

This was perfectly done by the officer in every way. Although there are the typical liberal morons saying that she didn’t need to tase the man so many times, they’re quickly shot down by simple logic. Seeing how asking nicely didn’t work the first few times and only resulted in the officer getting punched in the face, it was time to take things to the next level.

This woman did everything right and is deserving of the praise she got – period. The left really needs to get their panties unbunched when it comes to police officers. After all, without law enforcement, they’d be the ones who were catching blows to the face.

Two kids found dead in hot car in Parker County

Police say they were called to the 200 block of Rambling Loop just west of Lake Weatherford and found two children, a 16-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, who were found unresponsive by their mother from suspected extreme heat exposure.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said it was reported shortly after 4 p.m Friday when the temperatures had reached approximately 96 degrees and a heat index value of 102.

The mother told police her kids were playing inside the house in the sunroom when they just “took off” and somehow managed to get into their car and locked themselves inside. She said they had her phone and her keys inside with them.

The mother says she searched the area and finally found them inside the vehicle and broke a window but found them unresponsive.

Both children were pronounced deceased at 4:33 p.m. The medical examiner identified them as Cavanaugh and Juliet Ramirez.

A family member told FOX 4 they are all devastated.

“Of course, everybody’s distraught. This is horrible,” Raymond Ramirez said. “Being so young, you don’t have any words.”

“This case is in the early stages of the investigation,” Sheriff Fowler said. “Any comment regarding this case at this time would be an assumption until all of the facts are gathered.”

The Texas Rangers have been called to assist in the investigation.

It’s unclear if any charges will be filed.

Marine veteran, 92, is ‘something blue’ at Missouri wedding

U.S.Marine Corps veteran Bill Lee Eblen, 92, was able to fulfill his goal of being the “something blue ” at his niece’s wedding in Missouri.(Claire Bira/Imageclairity)

(FOX NEWS) – A U.S. Marine Corps veteran recovered from an illness to fulfill his goal of being the “something blue” at his niece’s wedding in Missouri.

Bill Lee Eblen, 92, was a sergeant in the Marine Corps during WWII and a veteran of the Korean War, according to a Facebook post submitted by Alison Ferrell, Eblen’s niece.

Eblen was recovering from pneumonia and was not certain he would make it to Alison and Matthew Ferrell’s wedding in Cape Girardeau.

Eblen, who lives at a veterans’ home in Illinois, told the nurses he was determined to get well enough “to be her (Alison Ferrell) ‘something blue’ on her wedding day.”

“I said ‘I’m 92-years-old this is a miracle happening to me!’” Eblen told KFVS.

After recovering from an illness, Eblen was wheeled down the isle of his niece’s wedding in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Adorned in his Marine Corps uniform, complete with blue slacks, Eblen held a sign which read “I’m her something blue.”

“It meant everything to me that he was there as my something blue,” the bride told People. “I come from a family where we have great respect and admiration for those in the armed services, so having him there in his blues was perfect.”

“You don’t ever forget your military experience,” Eblen said. “I just respect Alison’s decision to include me in her wedding, plus it was a lot of fun!”

Furious Liberals Erupt After Trump Makes Drastic Change To Memorial Day

Stock image of fallen soldiers (left), President Donald Trump (right)

Memorial Day is meant for one thing; honoring the brave men and women who died while protecting the lives and freedom of all Americans. However, President Donald Trump has most recently made a drastic change to the holiday – and now, liberals are furious.

There’s no arguing that President Trump is well on his way to making good on his campaign promise to “make America great again.” Of course, the left has done their best to obstruct his attempts, but they have been vastly unsuccessful at almost every turn.

Most recently, Trump tipped his hat to the U.S. military yet again in order to show our brave men and women in uniform just how much he cares – something which was a rarity over the past 8 years. According to Fox News, Trump proclaimed Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace.

As the White House proclamation reads, “Memorial Day is our Nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free.” However, Trump wanted to take this sentiment to another level by actually trying to do something to show that each and every life is valued.

“I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer,” the statement reads. He also urged the “press, radio, television, and all other information media” not only to cooperate but take part in the act as well.

There’s no arguing that Trump loves this country, but he takes that idea so much further when he shows the military his admiration. It’s why morale was suffering so badly under former President Barack Obama and why soldiers are more than happy to put their lives on the line now, under a leader who actually cares not only about our military but our country.

Although they may have done the same under Obama, now they know they can do so for a grateful nation. Even better yet, they can do so for a Commander-in-Chief who actually respects them for what they do and appreciates the sacrifices they make.

“It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our nation,” Trump’s proclamation continued. “On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights.”

Unfortunately, bleeding heart liberals are furious over the matter:

 

Unless you’re a moron, world peace would be a very nice thing to accomplish, but it’s going to take a lot more than sheer will to make it happen. After all, what good is a handshake if only one person extends their arm? Everyone has to want it, and everyone must agree to act in a certain way.

As we all know, there are many parts of the world that wish to see America’s demise, preferably at their own hand. However, that isn’t to say it isn’t worth praying for – and Trump made exactly that happen.

Jesus clearly said in the Bible (Matthew 18:19) that “if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” If that’s the case for just two people, imagine how seriously God must take an entire nation calling out to him for help.