A NEW Amazon Prime documentary into Reeva Steenkamp's murder has been slammed by her family for showing grisly images of her corpse. The four-part series called Pistorius reveals graphic pictures of the 29-year-old's body lying on the floor of a blood-stained bathroom after she was shot dead. Her boyfriend, shamed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, is serving 13 years in prison for murdering her at their home in Pretoria, South Africa, on Valentine's Day 2013. Reeva's sister Simone Cowburn has raised concerns over how producers got hold of the police photographs and the impact it's had on her parents. She told MailOnline: "My question is how did these documentary people get their hands on police photographs of my sister's body?" Mrs Cowburn continued: "My parents are not young at all. I am worried this will have a terrible effect on them. My father has been really unwell recently and has heart problems. "I spend a lot of time shielding my parents from what is on the internet about Reeva. We … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime documentary Pistorius slammed by Reeva Steenkamp’s family over grisly images of her corpse
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Rochelle Riley Detroit Free Press Columnist Published 2:39 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 He was unapologetically black. He didn’t change who he was, whose he was or how he operated to make anyone else feel comfortable. And by the time he had served five mayoral terms, longer than any other mayor in Detroit history, the late Coleman A. Young had proved to be a friend to business leaders, a savior to students and the most fiscally responsible mayor of the past century. More from Rochelle Riley: Royal wedding gets a little Black Girl Magic and a true black sermon MOT, Willie Horton celebrate Negro Leagues player Josh Gibson Young would have been 100 today. His gift from the foundation that bears his name is the launch of a yearlong celebration of his legacy. The Coleman A. Young Foundation will announce — at a 9 a.m. news conference: A Text 2 Give fundraising campaign to support the foundation's four-point mission: Prepare kids for college. Get them to college. Get … [Read more...] about Tribute to celebrate Mayor Coleman Young’s legacy, impact on Detroit
An aspiring New Jersey rapper famous on the internet for coining the term "smokin' doinks" died Thursday at just 19 years old, prompting a flood of supportive comments from fans who mourned and celebrated his life. David James Nixon, better known as Young King Dave, reportedly died of complications from a collapsed lung, according to Motherboard. He had reportedly been in the hospital for several weeks before his death. The Middletown native brazenly posted videos of himself smoking marijuana, inventing slang, inviting people to smoke "loud" with him and enjoying the weather. One of his most famous videos was shot in Lancaster, Penn. the land of the Amish. Nixon's persona gained him an Instagram following of more than 256,000 people, a phenomenon he embraced but claimed he didn't really understand. Young King Dave showed intuitive promise as a rapper, mostly publishing on YouTube and Soundcloud with production credit going to Loud Era Records. His lyrics glorified smoking weed … [Read more...] about New Jersey social media champ Young King Dave dies at 19
TWENTY years ago, Elton John caused millions to weep as he sang a reworked version of Candle in the Wind in an emotional farewell to Princess Diana. The song is the biggest selling single of all time after 33 million copies were sold but what is the story behind the lyrics? We reveal all... What is Candle in the Wind? Elton John originally recorded the single in 1973 in honour of Marilyn Monroe who had died 11 years earlier. After his close friend Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997, Elton teamed up with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin asking him to revise the lyrics to honour the Princess. It was recorded at Townhouse Studies in West London and re-released as Candle in the Wind 1997. Elton has only ever performed the single once - at Princess Di's Westminster Abbey funeral - and instead uses the original version at concerts. He has repeatedly turned down requests to perform the tribute again and said he never would unless asked by Princes William and Harry. The … [Read more...] about Why did Elton John perform Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral and what changes to the lyrics did he make?
A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people