Retired Detective Murdered His Wife to Enjoy Retirement With New Lover: Prosecutors

A retired Massachusetts detective fatally shot his wifethen staged her murder as a suicideso he could be with another woman and keep his pension all for himself, prosecutors alleged in court Thursday. Brian Fanion, a 55-year-old former Westfield Police detective, pleaded not guilty in Hampden Superior Court Thursday morning to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the May 2018 death of his wife, Amy. Authorities at the time ruled the 51-year-olds shooting death a suicide. Prosecutors said in court. The intimate affair began last March, prosecutors said, stating that prosecutors are not interested in the truth here. Brown also read a statement from the 51-year-olds immediate and extended family expressing their support for the former detective, who joined the …

How Sex-Trafficking Survivors Are Locked Out of Victim Funds

Deborah Pembrook doesnt remember exactly when she was first sex-trafficked, but she knows it was earlythe images of abuse collide in her brain with images of childhood crayons and stuffed animals. When she finally escaped, she was 17 years old and all alone. Her earnings had gone to her trafficker, so she had no savings, and she was forced to move to another state, so she had no family or safety net. And because of the laws in Californiathe state where she eventually settled, to disappear among tourists on the crowded beaches of Santa Cruzshe had no way of getting what she really needed: cash. Throughout the United States, thousands of human-trafficking survivors are struggling to make up for the …

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …