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Ga. Doctor’s License Suspended After She Allegedly Threatened to ‘Slit [Employees’] Throats’

A Georgia doctor turned herself in to authorities last week after her employees accused her of making violent threats toward them, according to documents issued by the state’s medical board.

Marian Patterson, whose license to practice family medicine has been suspended, was charged with three counts of terroristic threats and one count of false imprisonment, according to local TV station WBTV.

PEOPLE’s call to the district attorney’s office was not immediately returned. According to TV station WCTV, she turned herself in to deputies at the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and was released on bail.

On Feb. 21, employees of Patterson told officials they worked in fear of being physically harmed, according to an Order of Summary Suspension issued by the Georgia Composite Medical Board.

Patterson allegedly yelled at employees and told them she was going to “slit their throats,” and allegedly told

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Football Player Shoots Through Locked Door to Kill Ex After She Ended ‘Toxic’ Relationship

Police say an 18-year-old high school senior in San Antonio, Texas, was shot and killed by her 19-year-old football player ex-boyfriend last week, days after she ended their “toxic” relationship.

Her killer was found in a wooded area nearby, dead from suicide — with a gun still in his hand.

Clarissa Riojas was fatally shot by Louis Nickerson on Wednesday morning after he barged into the apartment Riojas shared with her sister, PEOPLE confirms.

Both Riojas and Nickerson were seniors at Highlands High School in San Antonio. Riojas was reportedly a member of the dance team.

“What happened is tragic, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of these students,” a school district spokeswoman said in a statement, in part, according to local TV station KSAT. “A crisis team of counselors was sent to the school to support students who are trying to cope with the news of these

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Golden State Killer Goes Global After Sky Investigates HLN Doc Series ‘Unmasking A Killer’

The Golden State Killer is going global after Sky picked up a five-part series looking at the notorious serial killer who committed at least 12 murders, 45 rapes and hundreds of break-ins. The UK pay-TV broadcaster has acquired Unmasking A Killer, which originally aired on CNN spin-off channel HLN, from distributor Kew Media Group. It will air the series as Golden State Killer: Unmasked on its female-skewing channel Sky Living next weekend.

This comes days after police arrested and charged 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for a number of the murders. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced the news last week, coming after Paul Holes, a retired investigator with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and long time investigator on the case, is thought to have made a break on the case by searching a free genealogy website.


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Tesla Driver Banned from Road After Switching to Autopilot and Moving to Passenger Seat

A man in England has been banned from driving after he switched his Tesla vehicle to autopilot and moved to the passenger seat.

Bhavesh Patel was on the busy M1 highway in his Tesla S 60 when a passenger in a nearby vehicle was shocked to find there was no one in the driver’s seat of his car, according to a police report from the Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Patel, 39, had shifted his Tesla to autopilot mode, leaving the steering wheel and foot controls unmanned before moving to the passenger seat, authorities said.

On April 20, Patel pleaded guilty to dangerous driving during the May 2017 incident. Not only is he disqualified from driving for 18 months, but Patel is also required to complete 100 hours of community service over a 10-day period and pay prosecution costs.

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Bill Cosby Calls Prosecutor an ‘A——‘ After His Sexual Assault Conviction: ‘I’m Sick of It!’

Bill Cosby reportedly had harsh words on Thursday for the prosecutor in his sexual assault trial, as the district attorney pushed to have Cosby’s bail revoked following his conviction for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand.

According to multiple news outlets, Cosby’s outburst came as Kevin Steele, the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, argued that the 80-year-old entertainer could be a flight risk because he owns a private plane and could travel “any place.”

At that point, Cosby yelled, “He doesn’t have a plane, you a——!” Journalists Jim Melwert and Stephanie Wash, along with NBC News, recounted the scene on Twitter.

“I’m sick of it, you a——!” Cosby added, NBC reports. However, according to the Associated Press, Cosby said, “I’m sick of him,” seemingly referring to Steele. Other journalists present Read more at: http://people.com/crime/bill-cosby-guilty-yells-prosecutor-does-not-own-private-plane/

Turpin Family’s Texas Neighbors Describe House After They Left …

Years before the Turpins were found in squalid conditions in a suburban home in Perris, California — with their children allegedly starved and held captive inside — the family lived in Rio Vista, Texas, and neighbors say they left behind similar “filth.”

One local resident who lived nearby says that after the Turpins were gone from their residence, following foreclosure, a startling amount of garbage was found in their wake. So too were the family pets.

“We open the door and the dogs came flying out,” neighbor Shelli Vinyard recalls to Soledad O’Brien in Oxygen’s upcoming The Turpin 13 special, which is exclusively previewed below.

“They had been living off the trash and dirty diapers that they’d left in the house to eat,” Vinyard says.

Her daughter, Ashley Vinyard, remembers a similar scene inside the home in Rio Vista. Amid the

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Lyle Menendez Describes Reunion with Brother Erik Years After They Murdered Parents: ‘Remarkable Moment’

The last time Erik and Lyle Menendez saw each other in person was on September 10, 1996, when the two brothers were found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1989 shooting deaths of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez.

For more than two decades, Lyle was housed at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California — a small town outside Sacramento. Erik was incarcerated at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, more than 500 miles away.

But last month, the brothers reunited.

Lyle Menendez, now 50, gave an interview to DailyMailTV.

“It was just a remarkable moment,” Menendez said. “It was just something I wasn’t sure was ever going to happen,”

Lyle revealed that how he embraced Erik, now 47. He whispered “finally,” and the brothers burst into tears.

The men now live in a unit where inmates agree to participate in educational and other rehabilitation programs. If any prisoners

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McNamara vowed to find Golden State Killer. After her death, she did

McNamara vowed to find Golden State Killer. After her death, she didJohn Shearer/Getty Images via CNN

Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt

McNamara vowed to find Golden State Killer. After her death, she didJohn Shearer/Getty Images via CNN

Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt

(CNN) – Before she died two years ago, true-crime author Michelle McNamara made it her mission to identify a man believed to have committed 12 slayings and 45 rapes across California from 1976 to

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2 Years After Her Death, Crime Writer Michelle McNamara Credited by Fans With Helping to Find Golden State Killer

Before she died two years ago, true-crime author Michelle McNamara made it her mission to identify a man believed to have committed 12 slayings and at least 50 rapes across California from 1976 to 1986.

On Wednesday — four days after the second anniversary of her death — California authorities finally arrested a suspect, leading McNamara’s fans to credit her with helping to find justice from beyond the grave.

McNamara, who published the website True Crime Diary, was long fascinated by the unsolved case, dubbed the suspect the “Golden State Killer” and investigated it on her own.

“The displeased felt that (nickname) sounded too glamorous, like he was a Hollywood star. But as my research takes me across California the more I feel the moniker, with its jarring juxtaposition, is apt,” she wrote in a 2014 post.

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