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20-year-old Adam Lanza has now been identified as the shooter responsible for one of the biggest school massacres in the country. Other reports had stated the killer was Adam’s 24-year-old brother Ryan Lanza, but that was incorrect.
Adam, reportedly shot and killed 26 people. 20 our of those dead are children. I must say to try to comprehend this kind of evil is beyond words.
According to CNN, Adam, dressed in black, went on a rampage at a Connecticut elementary school this morning (Dec. 14) and shot his mother ( a teacher) dead and targeted her kindergarten class at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Sources reveal Adam’s mother Nancy Lanza was a teacher at the school and he “had a dispute with her.” Among the other adults killded includes a female principal and a school psychologist.
Adam, who is also dead, is reported to have used two handguns and a .223-caliber assault rifle. Cops in Hoboken, NJ are currently questioning his older brother Ryan, 24, though he is not considered a suspect.
The shooting is being called the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, which left 32 people and the gunman dead.
RIP to all the victims
TELL US – IS GUN CONTROL NEEDED?
According to the NY Post, “Friends” of Jill Kelley, the woman who blew open the scandalous affairs of former CIA director David Petraeus, after receiving threatening emails from David’s former mistress,Paula Broadwell, say that she is looking to have a tell-all book published as “payback” for the humiliation she has “suffered,” following the revelation of the scandal.
Shouldn’t Jill’s husband be doing that considering the humiliation he must have suffered over allegations that his wife is a bit of a, um, military groupie?
However, sources claiming to be “very close” to Jill told TMZ that these reports, and the reports that she actually already has a book deal are all wrong; “Jill hasn’t spoken to any publishers. There hasn’t even been a discussion with anybody about a book.”
Jill is especially angry at claims that she is writing this book because she’s basically a broke dead beat; “Jill’s husband [Dr. Scott Kelley] is a very successful surgeon who is very charitable, but definitely not broke,” the source said in defense of the couple. Riiiight. So how does she explain the reports which allege she and her husband and millions of dollars in debt???
Apparently Jill is still insisting that she never had any affairs and is only guilty of “receiving unidentified emails that she felt were threatening.”
TELL US- WOULD YOU BUY JILL’S BOOK IF IT WERE PUBLISHED?
TMZ reported that Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns the radio station at which the DJ’s work (worked?), issued the following statement; “SCA and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward VII’s Hospital.”
SCA added that the two DJ’s Mel Greig and Michael Christian, were “deeply shocked” and “completely shattered,” by Jacintha’s death, and had decided that “they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy.”
Though Mel and Michael have expressed deep regret for the prank, they have received an onslaught of criticism online including comments such as: “you scumbag, hope you get what’s coming to you” and “I hope you’re happy now.”
Meanwhile, Kate and Prince William were very upset by the news of Jacintha’s death, which appears to be a suicide, though the authorities are currently treating the death as “unexplained”; “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha,” a statement from a St. James’s Palace spokesman read. “Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”
On his Facebook page, Jacintha’s husband posted; “I am devastated with the tragic loss of my beloved wife Jacintha in tragic circumstances, she will be laid to rest in Shirva, India.”
While this whole thing is absolutely devastating, I’m really not sure if Mel and Michael deserve to be blamed for all this … They made a poor choice, but to be blamed for a death? I just don’t know.
Another Picture of Jacintha:
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THE DJ’S DESERVE TO BE BLAMED FOR JACINTHA’S DEATH? ARE YOU HAPPY THEY’RE OFF THE AIR?
Sad news to report today as Jacintha Saldanha, the receptionist at Kate Middleton’s hospital — where she was hospitalized for her pregnancy morning sickness earlier this week — has been found dead this morning in England, after committing suicide.
Earlier this week, two Australian radio DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, made national headlines after they made a prank call to the King Edward VII hospital posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. During the recorded prank call, posted below, the two were able to fool the receptionist who allowed them to speak with Kate’s private nurse, who then went on to give details on her condition.
Following the prank, the radio station issued the following apology: “We were very surprised that our call was put through. We thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well.”
According to law enforcement, the woman was found dead at an address near King Edward VII hospital, where she worked, around 9:30 AM this morning.
The Kind Edward’s VII just released the following statement -
“We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time. Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII’s Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues.”
Many are now calling for the radio DJs to lose their jobs.
TELL US – SHOULD THE RADIO DJS BE FIRED? ARE THEY TO BLAME?
Pregnant Kate Middleton was finally released from the hospital and looked very happy to be heading to her palace.
Kate emerged from the hospital carrying flowers and with her Prince at her side, assuring reporters that she’s feeling “much better.”
The palace released the following stated: “The Duchess of Cambridge has been discharged from the King Edward VII Hospital and will now head to Kensington Palace for a period of rest. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment The Duchess has received.”
Kate, 30, had been in the hospital since Monday where she received treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK KATE WILL HAVE A BOY OR A GIRL?
Make way for number 3! That’s right folks, yet another accuser is coming out of the woodwork with allegations that they engaged in an underage sexual relationship with voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo, Kevin Clash.
TMZ is reporting a third accuser, who is only being identified as “John Doe,” has filed a lawsuit against Kevin in federal court in Manhattan today.
In the lawsuit, the alleged victim reveals he met Kevin on a gay phone chat line when he was 16 and Kevin was approximately 40.
The accuser, who is now 28-years-old, alleges he was pursuing a model career in New York City when Kevin invited him to his apartment. During his visit, the accuser states Kevin supplied him with plenty of alcohol and “groomed him,” before engaging in sexual contact that included “oral sex and digital penetration of John’s anus.”
The accuser says Clash stayed in touch with him after the sexual encounter, adding that he visited him again in 2003 and then in 2004 when he was no longer underage. These allegations are similar to the ones made by Cecil Singleton, who filed a lawsuit against Kevin last week, stating that they engaged in a sexual relationship when Cecil was only 15.
Kevin resigned as the voice of Elmo that same day. Looks like the air wasn’t always so sweet down on Sesame Street after all.
A representative for Kevin told The Baltimore Sun that “Mr. Clash believes this lawsuit has no merit.” John Doe, through his attorney Jeff Herman, is seeking unspecified damages.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THIS LATEST ACCUSATION IS REAL OR JUST A PLOY TO MAKE MONEY FROM A BAD SITUATION?