Texas church shooting suspect was court-martialed, discharged from Air Force

Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 4:34 AM

Who is Devin Patrick Kelley, the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church Shooter

The man identified as the shooter who opened fire on a Texas church, killing 26, was discharged from the U.S. Air Force for bad conduct, officials told the Associated Press.

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Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was dishonorably discharged in 2014 for bad conduct after serving four years in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, an Air Force spokeswoman said. In 2012, he was court-martialed on one count of assault on his spouse and another count of assault on their child, the spokeswoman said. He received a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank and 12 months confinement, she said.

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Kelley is the man identified by officials to The Associated Press as the gunman.

On Sunday night, several law enforcement officers were posted outside Kelley's listed address in Comal County. Neighbors said they have heard repeated gunfire from the property in recent weeks. 

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Kelley was found dead Sunday, officials said. An armed resident confronted the gunman outside the church, after which he fled and was later found shot in his car, authorities said. State troopers said at a news conference they did not know whether Kelley died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or was shot by the armed resident.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Husband, wife accused of raping children, committing sex crimes over 10-year span

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 3:17 AM

John and Dava Henley of Drummonds, Tennessee, are accused of committing sex crimes against children over a 10-year span.
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
John and Dava Henley of Drummonds, Tennessee, are accused of committing sex crimes against children over a 10-year span.(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

A west Tennessee husband and wife are accused of committing sex crimes against children over a 10-year span.

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John and Dava Henley are charged with two counts of rape and four counts of aggravated sexual battery. 

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John Henley is also charged with aggravated rape of a child and rape of a child, according to the indictments.

Investigators said in one charge, the couple verbally directed a child to have sex with another child. 

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The charges stem from incidents that spanned from 2006 to 2016, the indictments said.

The children were between the ages of 3 and 13 when the crimes occurred, according to investigators.

Shelby County court records show the Henleys' home address to be in Drummonds.

While the crimes happened in Shelby County, WHBQ uncovered the investigation likely originated there. 

The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office took an incident report regarding the Henleys in June 2017. It listed two juvenile victims, and the investigation was looking into allegations of forcible fondling and sexual battery.

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A spokesperson with the Tipton County Sheriff's Office told WHBQ that the couple was never arrested there because authorities discovered the incidents happened in Shelby County and passed over the case.

Right now, Dava Henley has a $500,000 bond.

John Henley has an $850,000 bond.

A court date has not been set.

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Fort Hunter Liggett tent collapse: 22 injured at California military base, officials say

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:44 AM

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File photo of ambulances.(Kenn Kiser / Freeimages.com)

More than 20 people were injured late Wednesday when a tent collapsed at Fort Hunter Liggett in California, officials said.

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Update 2:26 a.m. EDT July 19: According to the military base’s official Twitter account, 22 soldiers were hurt when “a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter landing’s rotor wash blew over a tent structure” in a “remote training area.” Officials said four soldiers were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

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Contrary to earlier media reports, nobody was killed in the incident, officials said.

“This incident occurred during an annual U.S. Army Reserve exercise, Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) that trains Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers,” the base tweeted.

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Man contracts flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing, could lose arms, legs

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

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A New Jersey man may lose his legs and arms after he contracted a flesh-eating bacteria near a river in the state. 

Angel Perez was crabbing at Matt’s Landing near Camden on July 2. Hours after the excursion, his right leg swelled. Then his daughter said that his leg started becoming brown and black and blistered, WPVI reported

They took him to the hospital where doctors said he contracted vibrio, a bacteria commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria, WPVI reported.

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Perez’s daughter said that the infection is now in his blood and he’s in critical condition, NJ.com reported.

Doctors are treating him with antibiotics and have to wait until he responds to the treatment before they consider amputating at least three, if not all four, limbs, NJ.com reported.

He is able to breathe on his own and family can communicate with Perez. 

Two other friends of the family also frequent the landing and have also been experiencing swelling. One had painful swelling in a leg. Another has a swelling on an elbow, NJ.com reported

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that variations of vibrio can be found in brackish or salt water. Open wounds can cause the bacteria to enter the body. Most infections, 80 percent of them, happen between May and October when water is warm.

Those who contract vibrio vulnificus infections can get so sick that they need intensive care and even amputation of limbs. One in four people die, some succumbing to the infection within a day or two of getting sick, according to the CDC.

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Texas woman dies after contracting flesh-eating disease from raw oysters

Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 4:19 PM

A woman died after contracting  vibriosis  after consuming raw oysters during a trip with family and friends.
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A woman died after contracting vibriosis after consuming raw oysters during a trip with family and friends.(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for the New York Culinary Experience)

A 55-year-old Texas woman is dead after contracting a flesh-eating disease from raw oysters she ate on a trip to Louisiana.

KLFY reported that Jeanette LeBlanc fell ill after consuming the oysters on a crabbing trip with family and friends. Both LeBlanc and her friend, Karen Bowers, consumed nearly two dozen oysters, but only LeBlanc began experiencing respiratory problems about a day and a half after the meal. She also developed harsh rashes, so her companions thought she was having an allergic reaction.

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“An allergic reaction of sorts, that’s what I would call it. That’s what we thought,” Bowers told KLFY.

After visiting doctors days later, LeBlanc was told she had vibriosis, a disease caused by the flesh-eating bacteria vibrio.

“Most people become infected by eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly oysters. Certain Vibrio species can also cause a skin infection when an open wound is exposed to brackish or salt water,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. LeBlanc had been in contact with raw shellfish from eating the oysters, and an open wound was exposed to water described by the CDC, according to KLFY.

LeBlanc fought the illness for 21 days before she died on Oct. 15, 2017.

“I can’t even imagine going through that for 21 days. Most people don’t last,” Bowers said of her friend.

“If they really knew what could happen to them and they could literally die within 48, 36 hours of eating raw oysters, is it really worth it?” she said.

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Bowers and LeBlanc’s wife, Vickie Bergquist, are working to keep others from suffering a similar fate.

“If we had known that the risk was so high, I think she would’ve stopped eating oysters,” Bergquist said.

“She was bigger than life,” she added about her late partner. “She was a great person, laughed a lot, loved her family, loved her dad.”

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