83-y-o woman chopped to death ‘Downtown’; suspect held
Friday, May 31, 2013
EIGHTY-three-year-old newspaper vendor Sylvia Sewell was yesterday chopped to death by a man at the intersection of Orange and Beckford streets, downtown Kingston, from where she operated for many years.
An alleged eyewitness told the Jamaica Observer that the incident happened about 7:30 am and sent other traumatised witnesses scampering in fear. The alleged attacker has since been taken into police custody
Onlookers view the body of 83-year-old Sylvia Smellie, who was chopped to death by a man in downtown Kingston, yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)
“In all my life I never see anything so cruel. The woman was tending to her business when this man come there and a talk to her, then all of a sudden me hear she say ‘mi nuh have it’,” said witness, who vends in the area.
The man said what would follow next left him rooted to the spot in fear.
“The woman start walking away from him (the attacker) and him just start chop her from back way enuh!” he said.
“All when the woman drop the man go over her and a still a chop her,” said the obviously shaken man.
The incident sent the area into a renzy as people scampered about, bringing traffic in the busy commercial hub to an abrupt halt.
Yesterday, a large crowd gathered to view Sewell’s body sprawled in the middle of the road, its head partially severed.
Among the onlookers was Lorna Smellie, a friend of the slain Hannah Town woman, who wept openly.
“How can somebody look at an 80-odd-year-old woman and do her like that?” Smellie asked as she cried.
A policeman, who was standing nearby, attempted to console the woman but he, too, appeared to be overcome with emotions and used his hat to cover his face.
Meanwhile, the alleged attacker was beaten and chopped several times, before he was rescued by the police. He is now admitted to hospital under police guard.
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Confirmed: An Ananda alert has been issued for 16-y-o Amelia Green of Fleet Street, Kingston C.S.O, who has been missing since Wednesday, May 29. She is of brown complexion, medium build and about 150 cm (4 feet 11 inches) tall. Amelia was last seen at home about 8:10 a.m., wearing white blouse, light blue skirt and black shoes.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Amelia Green is been asked to contact the Kingston Central Police at 922-0308, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.
Mom loses four limbs after black-market buttocks injection turns out to be bathroom sealant
Last Updated: 5:41 PM, May 30, 2013
A MUM of two told last night how her quest for a bigger bottom left her a quadruple amputee – and 24 hours from death.
Apryl Michelle Brown had black-market silicone injections which turned out to be bathroom sealant.
It left her in agony and led to her losing her hands and feet, as well as her buttocks.
The 46-year-old former hairdresser blames “vanity” and wants to warn others of the terrible dangers of such illegal treatments.
Apryl said: “I’ve paid a terrible price for vanity and I’ll pay for the rest of my life. But I blame no one but myself.
“I want to share my story to warn others about these so-called ‘quick fix’ surgeries.
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A deaf and dumb commuter bus driver has been arrested at Apongbon area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria for driving on BRT lane.
Officials of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit arrested the 33-year old driver, Sunday Ogunola on Monday with passengers in his bus who were unaware that he was deaf and dumb. The driver is also married to a deaf and dumb woman and has two kids and is also pregnant.At the time of his arrest, Ogunola was driving a Volkswagen faragon bus painted in the state’s colour, with registration XW 724 EKY. The culprit has been driving since 1999 and has no valid driver’s licence.On questioning, he said he normally plies the Ajah-Lekki-CMS-Eko Hotel route and that he had once been arrested on BRT lane in the past and was let off the hook after he pleaded.Taskforce Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman said he was shocked that the driver could not hear or speak when asked questions, saying that he constituted serious danger to life and safety of passengers.
He lamented that despite his predicament, he drove on the BRT lane, which was why he was arrested initially, adding that he has been driving for a long time.” “When we asked him questions, he could reply us.He cannot even hear or speak but he can write. We don’t expect him to be driving other people.
He cannot even come up with a valid driver’s licence.”He is liable for his action. He was arrested with passengers in his bus on BRT lane.We are going to look for the owner of the vehicle and charge him to court. We are holding him back here so that we can get the owner of the bus,” Sulaiman said.
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Joseph Rizzuti, of Stuart, Fla., was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department and the IRS announced today.
According to court documents, Rizzuti, an accountant and the owner of Beacon Accounting Services in Palm City, Fla., interfered with the IRS’s ability to collect taxes owed by two clients by stealing payments from those clients intended for the IRS and making misrepresentations to the clients, as well as the IRS, to conceal his scheme. Rizzuti also admitted to engaging in a criminal conspiracy to commit wire fraud by making material misrepresentations to individuals throughout the United States who believed the money they were investing with Rizzuti and his co-conspirators was funding Nigerian-related oil and Bahamian construction projects, but instead Rizzuti and his co-conspirators used the investors’ money for their own personal expenses. In total, Rizzuti and his co-conspirators stole approximately $3 million.
In addition to prison time, U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham sentenced Rizzuti to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $298,000 in restitution to victims of his schemes to the IRS. Additional penalties will be assessed in the next 90 days.
This case was investigated by special agents of IRS – Criminal Investigation and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Trial Attorneys Justin Gelfand and Rebecca Perlmutter of the Justice Department’s Tax Division prosecuted the case.
Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at www.justice.gov/tax.
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