Eugene Maraventano, 64, has confessed to the murder of his wife and son, and he’s offered up some bizarre reasons for his actions. As the Phoenix New Times reports, he became convinced that he infected his wife with the HIV virus, and assumed his son was handicapped.
The man stabbed his wife to death while she slept, and then went down the hallway and did the same to his son. He tried to kill himself several times in the aftermath, but his efforts proved unsuccessful.
“I killed my wife and I killed my son; I can’t kill myself,” he told the 911 operator.
Police would arrive and find him with several wounds to his chest. He was transported to the hospital, and he was interviewed while receiving care. Maraventano explained that his wife had taken ill, but doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of it.
He assumed that he had infected her with HIV, as he “frequented with prostitutes” in years past. As for his son, he noted that he “plays video games all day, has no girlfriend, and must be handicap[ped] because he can’t get a job.”
Commentary: An energy company plans a project that would destroy land Native people hold as sacred. Despite Native protests, neither state nor federal agencies intervene to protect those cultural sites. The project proceeds. The land is forever altered. Hundreds of Native people and their supporters converge on the site to protest and to grieve their loss.
Given recent news, not to mention the choice of photo at the top of this story, you could be forgiven for assuming I’m describing current events at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. That’s where the companyEnergy Transfer Partnersis trying to push the new Dakota Access Pipeline through burial grounds and medicine wheels sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The project has already destroyed important sacred sites, and threatens to pollute the Missouri River and local groundwater if it’s built and the inevitable spills ensue.
But I’m actually describing a gathering four years ago in the southernmost parts of the California desert. There, near the little desert town of Ocotillo, hundreds of Native people from across the southwestern United States gathered on June 24, 2014. They were there to mark the destruction of ancient cremation sites, ceremonial locations and other important cultural resources by Pattern Energy, which built the Ocotillo Express wind power facility in Imperial County.
Indigenous people often pay the greatest price when the landscape is developed for the benefit of the world’s industrial economy. When your culture is intimately interwoven with a healthy and diverse natural landscape, you’re much more likely to take it personally when outside investors propose to pave that landscape.
There are people who tent to kill insects with bare hands and some can be a deadly threat to them.
In India it has been spotted the new “killer insect”. It spreads a disfiguration condition of the skin that has been the focus of attention lately.
What is it?
If you touch or try to kill this insect with bare hands it will transmit a deadly virus that will spread very fast in the human body.
In case you spot it you should not try to kill it with your hands as it will spread a deadly viral infection. It will circulate in the body in just a few minutes. The consequences are unlikely treatable, thus you have to be cautious not to get into direct contact with it.
MANDAN, N.D. (Valley News Live) On Monday, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a class action through the US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters earlier this month.
The suit was filed through the U.S. District Court in Bismarck by those who were hurt on November 20th and November 21st.
They want an immediate injunction preventing the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies from using rubber bullets, lead-filled “beanbags,” water cannons and hoses, explosive teargas grenades and other chemical agents used against protesters.
We’ve attached the suit to this story. Check back with Valley News Live on this developing story.
While Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made the shoulder roll technique iconic, it has in fact been around and has been used for quite a long while in boxing. Floyd employs this technique and pulls off some amazing defensive tactics which lead to effective counter punching.
The shoulder roll function is defending punches by allowing them to slip right past the shoulder. The roll takes place when a punch is thrown and the shoulder is moved in the direction of the punch. The force of the blow is deflected, and minimal force results as the shots glance right off, opening up the window for an effective counter punch to land.
Here you can see a bouncer execute the move as a drunk tries to set him up with a couple of jabs, then a big shot which the bouncer shoulder rolls and counters for a knockout.