Woman charged with murder after man dies from illegal silicone injections, police say

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 1:34 PM

Police in North Carolina charged Kavonceya Inman Cornelius with second-degree murder on Monday, March 20, 2017.
Salisbury Police Department
Police in North Carolina charged Kavonceya Inman Cornelius with second-degree murder on Monday, March 20, 2017.(Salisbury Police Department)

A North Carolina woman who gave a 19-year-old man silicone injections at her home has been charged with second-degree murder in his death, police said.

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Police said Eugene Jones II went to Kavonceya Inman Cornelius’ home on Union Heights Boulevard in Salisbury for the injection. He died Jan. 12 in Fayetteville as a result of the procedure, authorities said. 

Police were notified Feb. 13 by another victim who received silicone injections from Cornelius and subsequently had serious health problems.

Police found that Cornelius had been conducting the medical procedures with non-medical-grade silicone.

Cornelius, who is also known as Kenneth Rudolph Cornelius, was charged Monday with second-degree murder.

Mother sought in connection with $300 million meth operation

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 6:20 PM

Woman Sought in Connection With $300 Million Meth Operation in Ga.

Police are searching for a woman they suspect was linked to a major methamphetamine operation in North Georgia.

Last week, authorities seized $3 million worth of meth after a traffic stop.

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The investigation led authorities to several homes where they seized 30 kilograms of meth. Investigators said the multimillion-dollar ring is accused of processing liquid meth into crystal meth, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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The ring has distributed 385 gallons of meth onto the streets, with an estimated value of more than $300 million, according to authorities. 

Authorities said Tuesday agents located a meth conversion lab in Dahlonega, Georgia, consistent with a conversion lab discovered last week. Officials said both properties are linked to Clara Catarino Mendoza, 32. They believe she has fled with her two children.

Sheriff’s deputy arrested, accused of stealing cash, credit cards from crime scene

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

Deputy Arrested For Stealing From Crime Scene

An Orange County deputy was arrested Tuesday on allegations he stole cash, credit cards and a wallet from a crime scene Sunday.

Deputies said the deputy, Joseph Haddad, responded to a burglary. The case evolved into a narcotics investigation in which the person who reported the burglary, Sammy Shehata, was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana.

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Shehata asked deputies if he could gather his belongings and while doing so noticed his wallet, $1,750 and credit cards were missing.

Shehata said Haddad was inside the house when he went to retrieve his things.

“He even said, ‘Well, I don’t have it.’ It’s not like I asked him if he had it,” Shehata said.

An investigation was launched against Haddad, and Osceola County deputies discovered the cards had been used in their jurisdiction.

Shehata said that, when he got out jail, he had notifications from his bank that his credit cards had been used, so he reported it to the sheriff’s office.

Osceola County deputies assisted with the investigation, which led to Haddad’s arrest after a search of his home.

He was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a grand theft charge.

According to the charging affidavit, Haddad and his wife were seen on camera using Shehata’s cards at Target and Walmart in Osceola County.

The report said they bought a baby crib, baby monitor, clothing, household goods and other baby supplies.

When questioned, Haddad told investigators he accidentally took the wallet while processing evidence and that it wasn’t until he got to Target that he realized he was using someone else’s credit card.

Haddad was relieved of duty without pay and was stripped of his law enforcement authority.

He was hired by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in April 2016.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings released a statement about the incident Wednesday.

“The facts in this case are troubling to me. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is not a place for a liar or thief to work. I am committed to ensuring that such individuals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that they will be fired.”

$338M Powerball winner accused of child sex abuse

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 9:56 AM

Winner Of $338M Powerball Jackpot Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

A New Jersey man who made headlines in 2013 when he won a $338 million Powerball jackpot has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual assault, according to multiple reports.

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Pedro Quezada, 49, is accused of sexually assaulting a girl over the course of three years, starting when she was 11 years old, NJ.com reported. He faces charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said.

It was not immediately clear when the sexual abuse was alleged to have occurred.

A judge ordered Quezada held without bail Wednesday, according to The Record. His attorney, Steve Wukovits, told the newspaper that his client was targeted.

“He has money,” Wukovits told The Record. “That’s why he’s being targeted in this case.”

Quezada won a $338 million Powerball jackpot in 2013 and took his winnings in a lump-sum payout that amounted to $152 million after taxes, NJ.com reported.

“My life will change because of it – so much money – but it will not change my heart,” Quezada said after his win.

Quezada is scheduled to appear in court for a detention hearing Sept. 25.

Family finds 7 horses shot, killed

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

7 Horses Shot, Killed

A Mississippi family is reeling after finding seven of their 12 horses dead after an apparent shooting in rural Chickasaw County.

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“My father-in-law got a call, said that some of his horses had been shot,” Tara Christian told WTVA on Tuesday. “This is cruel, absolutely cruel, to do this to animals. To do this to the poor kids.”

The horses, considered family pets and given names like Spot and Lineback, were shot in a field near the intersection of County Road 118 and County Road 119, Mississippi News Now and WTVA reported. The shooting appeared to have happened Monday night or Tuesday morning.

At least seven horses died. Three others were injured and two were missing, according to Mississippi News Now.

Chickasaw County Sheriff Jim Meyers told WTVA that the case is being investigated as animal cruelty. Deputies and officials with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks continued to investigate Wednesday, WPMI reported.