George Zimmerman retweets photo of Trayvon Martin's body

Published: Monday, September 28, 2015 @ 9:34 AM
Updated: Monday, September 28, 2015 @ 9:46 AM

            Photo credit: Twitter via @TherealGeorgeZ
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George Zimmerman is provoking fury among Twitter users.

An admirer of Zimmerman's posted a disturbing photo to the social media website of Trayvon Martin's lifeless body, the teenager Zimmerman was acquitted of shooting and killing in 2012. User Super Star Destroyer captioned the photo: 'Z-Man is a one man army.' Zimmerman then retweeted the photo on Friday to his more than 10,000 Twitter followers, reports the Daily Mail.

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The photo has since been removed from Zimmerman's profile and the original poster's profile. It isn't known whether they deleted it or if it was removed by Twitter.

The post led to a Zimmerman's page being bombarded with insults and angry tweets with one from user @budkin saying 'Karma is going to skin your soul slowly...Enjoy!'

Zimmerman has been using his Twitter account to taunt his haters and retweet messages of support.

Where do Ohio senators stand on shutdown vote?

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:31 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman
Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman

The Senate has set for a noon vote today on a bill that would pay for the government to stay open through Feb. 8 — 10 days shorter than the original Feb. 18 end date that the House had passed.

The idea, suggested Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was that the Senate would immediately after that move to resolve a debate over how to treat immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and how to address the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

Among those who expressed tentative support for such a plan was Sen. Rob Portman, R–Ohio, who said the shutdown has effectively also stopped the ongoing debate over immigration issues.

“I think it just makes no sense to have a shutdown,” he said. “If anything, it’s hurt the process of doing the hard work. This is all politics and it makes no sense.”

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He said he was hopeful five or so Democrats would opt for the shorter term spending measure.

“I think DACA should be addressed,” he said, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which allowed people brought to the United States illegally as children to stay. “I just don’t think it’s worth shutting down the government to make a point.”

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He dismissed the notion that President Trump was to blame or had made negotiations more difficult. “It’s not up to him,” he said. “It’s up to us. It’s our shutdown..I don’t see why we should be relying on the White House to get this done. I think we should do this on our own.”

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, meanwhile, introduced a motion to keep the government open through Wednesday, Jan. 24, arguing it would allow Republicans and Democrats to strike a deal. Republicans rejected the motion.

“I don’t want people to go to work tomorrow morning, whether it’s inside the fence, civilian or military, or whether it’s outside the gate,” the Ohio Democrat said. “I don’t want them to go to work and find out the government is closed.”

Police investigate man’s claim wife died during trip to Graceland

Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 11:09 PM

Man Claims Wife Died During Trip to Graceland, Police Trying to Find Her Body

Roberta Snider and her husband left their Ohio home to visit Graceland, but she never returned. 

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Her husband, Philip Snider, told police Roberta Snider, 69, died of natural causes in a hotel parking lot across the street from Elvis Presley’s estate the day they arrived, and then she was taken by an ambulance to a hospital.

However there is no record of her body in Tennessee, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

“At first blush, what happened seemed reasonable,” Hartville Police Chief Larry Dordea told the Akron Beacon Journal

Now investigators are tasked with retracing their 725-mile route to find answers. 

“I think (Philip’s) recollection may be suspect,” Dordea said. “It’s a traumatic time for him, a lot of emotional pain. I’m not ready to clearly support any kind of thesis on this now. We have to painstakingly, methodically sift through the evidence.”

Philip Snider, 72, and Roberta Snider, known as Bobby, told their children they were going to the Memphis attraction one last time before she died. They left Jan. 4 and arrived two days later to the parking lot of a Days Inn hotel where Bobby had a medical emergency and died, Philip Snider said. 

He found an ambulance parked nearby and rescue workers told Philip they were taking his wife to a Memphis hospital. 

Philip did not know the name of the ambulance company or the hospital. He stayed the night then returned to Ohio. 

Authorities have searched their condo and investigators are tracking down surveillance video that could have captured footage of the couple during their drive, according to the Canton Repository.

“Whether this is a crime or not, we want to find Mrs. Snider and get her back to family so she can be laid to rest in proper manner,” Dordea said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Man dumped body of wife who never returned from Graceland trip, investigators say

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

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File photo. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)(Mike Brown/Getty Images)

The story of an Ohio woman who allegedly died during a trip to Graceland has taken another surprising twist.

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Phillip Snider, the husband at the center of the investigation, told investigators in Benton County, Tennessee that he dumped his wife’s body in the Tennessee River, according to WBBJ.

Phillip and his wife, Roberta, left their Ohio home to visit Graceland, but she never came home. He told police his wife was in poor health and this was supposed to be their last trip.

Phillip Snider originally told police his wife died of natural causes in a hotel parking lot across from Graceland. He said they found an ambulance nearby and emergency workers told him they were taking her to a hospital.

However, there is no record of her body in Tennessee, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
Phillip didn’t know the name of the ambulance company or the hospital. As he returned home to Ohio, his story was brought into question.

Investigators in both Tennessee and Ohio have been trying to piece together the mystery.
In an interview with WBBJ, Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher revealed a conversation between Phillip Snider and investigators.

“He says he put her body in plastic and disposed of her body over this bridge,” Christopher told the Jackson-based TV station.

The sheriff said Phillip claims his wife had cancer and died “somewhere in Kentucky.” He allegedly continued to Memphis, stayed the night and dumped her body in the Tennessee River on the way home.

Roberta Snider’s body has not been recovered.

Investigators said Phillip could face charges.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

2018 SAG Awards: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, complete list of winners

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM

2018 SAG Awards Biggest Winners

Hollywood stars honored television and cinematic performances at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. 

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