Trending News for May 26

Marilyn Manson Wanted; Children Cannot Testify in Jolie-Pitt Divorce; ‘Doomsday’ Couple Indicted for Murder of Their Two Children; Two Dozen Cars Burglarized and Smashed; Gas Leak Explosion Left 3 Injured      

Marilyn Manson Wanted on Arrest Warrant for Spitting at Videographer

An arrest warrant for Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was issued on Tuesday by Gilford Police Department in New Hampshire. The warrant stemmed from the musician’s failure to answer pending charges for an incident involving a videographer in 2019. 

Manson was in a concert performance at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 18, 2019, when the alleged simple assaults occurred, said the Police. 

“Warner, his agent, and legal counsel have been aware of the warrant for some time, and no effort has been made by him to return to New Hampshire to answer the pending charges,” the Gilford Police Department added.

Police are not releasing the videographer’s name, but authorities said that the video person was subcontracted to film the concert by a local company and had been standing in the stage pit area when the alleged spitting incident occurred. 

Howard King, Manson’s attorney, issued a statement on Tuesday evening and called the allegations ludicrous, for the alleged “shot snot” out of his nose.

“It is no secret to anyone who has attended a Marilyn Manson concert that he likes to be provocative on stage, especially in front of a camera,” the statement reads. “This misdemeanor claim was pursued after we received a demand from a venue videographer for more than $35,000 after a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm. After we asked for evidence of any alleged damages, we never received a reply.”

One of the concertgoers witnessed Manson allegedly spitting at the videographer during the performance, with no regard for the cameraperson.

“He was spitting everywhere, and one time it got on her camera, so she wiped it off and looked semi-irritated. He noticed this and kept purposely spitting on her camera,” the supposed attendee claimed. “I think her final straw is he got on the floor, got within 2-3 feet of her, and hacked a giant snot rocket at her, not the camera. She was pissed off and disgusted, so she stormed off, and he just laughed.”

Judge Won’t Let Children Testify in Jolie-Pitt Divorce

Angelina Jolie criticized Judge John Ouderkirk, who is deciding on the child custody issue of her divorce with Brad Pitt, saying that the Judge refused to allow their children to testify. One of Hollywood’s most prominent couples, Jolie, 45, and Pitt, 57, were together for 12 years.

Jolie has sought to disqualify Ouderkirk, arguing that he has an improper business relationship with one of Pitt’s attorneys. She added that the Judge declined to hear evidence she claims to be relevant to the well-being and safety before issuing a tentative ruling. 

“Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case,” according to the filing in California’s Second District Court of Appeal.

According to Jolie, the Judge failed to consider a section of the California Family Code, which says it is detrimental to the child’s best interest if custody is awarded to a person with a domestic violence history. Although her filing did not provide details about what it was referring to, her lawyers submitted a document under seal which purportedly offers additional information.

Jolie filed for a divorce in 2016, days after a disagreement broke out while on a private flight from France to Los Angeles. It was claimed that Pitt was abusive toward his eldest son during the flight. However, investigations by the FBI and the child welfare officials concluded with no charges filed against Pitt. The attorney for Jolie said she wanted a divorce for the health of her family.

Her new filing alleged that the Judge refused to hear the teenagers’ testimony about their needs, experiences, or wishes as to their parent’s custody issue. The California Code says a child 14 or over should be allowed to testify if they want to.

Three of the six children are teenagers, 17-year-old Pax, 16-year-old Zahara, and 14-year-old Shiloh. Maddox, the eldest, is 19 and not subject to the custody decision. They also have twins, Vivienne and Knox, who are 12-year-old.

‘Doomsday’ Couple Indicted for Murder of their Two Children

Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell, the parents of two kids who disappeared in 2019, were indicted on Tuesday on first-degree murder charges connected to the kids’ deaths. The couples’ children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, were last seen in September 2019.

Their disappearances sparked national attention to the couple’s “doomsday” religious beliefs. Vallow never reported the disappearance of the children and was not able to “physically produce” the kids to the authorities.

The discovery of the children’s remains on Daybell’s Idaho property prompted the arrest of the two.

Daybell was also charged with first-degree murder in the death of his former spouse Tammy Daybell, who was found dead in October 2019 in her home. Daybell and Vallow are also facing additional charges of fraud and theft related to insurance policies of the deceased children and Social Security benefits.

Fremont County Prosecutor Lindsey Blake and Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood said at a Tuesday press conference that local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities had worked tirelessly for almost a year to gather evidence to boost the case.

Daybell, a self-published author, has written more than two dozen books about near-death and doomsday events. He reportedly told a friend he had prophesied Tammy would die before her death. Relatives had raised concerns about the couple’s ties to a doomsday group and religious cult called Preparing the People.

According to the indictment, the couple endorsed and espoused religious beliefs to encourage and justify the homicides of Tylee, JJ, and Tammy.

After the children’s bodies were discovered in June 2020, one of Lori Vallow’s friends, Melani Gibb, shared with authorities that Vallow believed that her children had turned into zombies. Vallow thought her children were stuck in a “limbo” that can only be freed if the person’s “physical body” is killed.

Before Vallow’s fourth husband, Charles Vallow died in 2019, he filed for divorce, claiming that his wife claims that she is a reincarnated god sent to lead people during the second coming of Christ.

Two Dozen Cars Burglarized and Smashed on Lincoln Park and North Side

Chicago police were called to the 2700 block of North Racine Avenue for reports of break-ins Tuesday morning. At the scene, the Chicago officers found at least two dozen vehicles that were targeted overnight while parked along the block and in Lincoln Park. 

The car owners woke up to a big headache on Tuesday morning after finding their vehicles’ windows smashed and their belongings stolen.

The Chicago police are investigating and have not made any arrests in connection with the car burglaries. The neighborhood was frustrated after a rash of break-ins were reported on early Tuesday. Some cars were heavily damaged and looted, according to the police.

“You would think Lincoln Park streets are always safe, and that’s what you want to hear. Not the case today, unfortunately,” said Lucy Cabrera.

Cabrera’s vehicle was parked on a quiet, residential street. Her passenger-side front window was smashed.

“The glove compartment had been rummaged through, even the instruction manual. They looked through everything. The center console just rummaged through, all of our stuff. Just glass everywhere,” said Cabrera. “Luckily, nothing of value was taken.”

Two weeks ago on the same block, Jonathan Davis said his car was burglarized. 

“In that situation, I was the only car that looked to be hit,” said Davis. “You would think you wouldn’t have so many cars get smashed out, and nobody would notice it overnight. These things happen. One of the challenges of living in the city, I suppose.”

Police issued warnings to residents to be vigilant of the string of vehicle thefts reported in Lincoln Park and the Near North Side.

The incidents reported:

Evening of April 9 in 200 block of East Ohio Street;
Afternoon of April 10 in the 1600 block of North Wells Street;
Morning of April 14 in the 1300 block of West Belden Avenue; and
Afternoon of April 15 in the first block of West Grand Avenue.

According to police, the thief was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt,

To provide any information about the crimes, you can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding alert #21-3-038.

Gas Leak Explosion Left 3 Injured in Berwyn

Police and the Fire Department responded to the 3300 block of Oak Park Avenue around 2 P.M. after reports of an explosion. According to first responders, three people were hurt after a gas leak led to a building explosion in downtown Berwyn. 

Suburban Berwyn Residents are being asked to stay away from the area near 33rd Street and Oak Park Avenue where the explosion occurred. Oak Park Avenue was closed in both directions between 35th Street and 32nd Street because of the incident, according to Total Traffic.

In Berwyn officials’ social media post, the authorities described the explosion as “accidental.”

Firefighters and other departments are working to extinguish the flames and to contain an active gas leak. Nicor was also called to the scene to shut down the gas supply in the vicinity due to the continuous leaks. ComEd was also present on the scene and has cut off the power as part of the city’s precaution.

It is unclear when the utilities will be restored.

The three individuals who were hurt in the explosion were able to walk to a nearby hospital with minor injuries sustained, and at least two have already been released. The third person is expected to be released soon.

The building was empty when the explosion happened, officials said. The structure was totally damaged and will need to be demolished. Berwyn Fire Chief Thomas Hayes says some construction work was ongoing in the area when the blast occurred.

“The building is a total loss,” Hayes said. “It’s going to need to come down at some point.”

As the crews continue to work the scene, residents are asked to stay clear of the area until the surroundings are declared safe.

A woman who was working in an office nearby described the incident, saying, “the whole building bounced, and everything rattled,” during the blast. Another woman said the explosion roared like a train crash.