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Cardi B Speaks Out About The Treatment Of Gabriel Fernandez After Watching It On Netflix And Feeling ‘Disgusted’

The horrifying and deeply upsetting documentary “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” has captured the attention of Netflix viewers across the globe. For the past few weeks, it has topped the streaming services top viewed list and rendered comments of shock and dismay over the 8-year-olds abuse and brutal murder at the hands of his parents. Now, the series has caught the attention of rapper Cardi B.

Cardi B recently released a series of tweets in response to the documentary decrying Fernandez’s treatment and his mother’s behavior.

In a separate tweet, Cardi B wrote “The more I watch this doc the more and more I love Gabriel. He was just soooo cute and innocent. I really wish somebody would have save him. I hope God is letting him see how much we love and care for him. Sweet sweet angel.”

In response to the abuse he heard about during the trial, a California judge described Gabriel’s abuse and murder as “horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil.”

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Military Suspect In Vanessa Guillen’s Disappearance Commits Suicide

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Military Suspect In Vanessa Guillen’s Disappearance Commits Suicide

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The search for Vanessa Guillen has ended after human remains were identified as the missing soldier. An investigation into the crime has led to suspects being identified and arrested. Here’s what we know so far.

A soldier, who was a suspect in Vanessa Guillen’s death, committed suicide Wednesday.

Human remains were discovered Tuesday and identified as Vanessa Guillen on Wednesday. The suspects in Guillen’s death have not been named but one of the suspects committed suicide on Wednesday morning. The military suspect shot himself while law enforcement was searching for him.

Tim Miller, the founder of Texas Equusearch, told the Houston Chronicle that he believes the military suspect killed himself at 1:30 a.m. local time. The military suspect, who was in Killeen, Texas, committed suicide shortly after human remains were discovered near the Leon River in Bell County, Texas.

Guillen’s family have expressed their grief at press conferences since the body was identified.

The family is demanding justice. One civilian suspect is currently in jail after being arrested in connection with Guillen’s death. One of Guillen’s sisters recognized the military suspect. Mayra Guillen told the press that she met the military suspect who committed suicide.

“At approximately 1:29 a.m., officers located the suspect in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue,” reads the statement from the Killeen Police Department website. “As officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, the suspect displayed a weapon and discharged it towards himself.  The suspect succumbed from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

The suspects have not been identified, however, we do have descriptions of the suspects.

“The person who took his own life earlier today in Killeen after being sought by Killeen police and federal marshals was a soldier from Fort Hood and had fled the base earlier in the day,” reads a statement by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. “A civilian has been arrested in connection with Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance. The civilian suspect is the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood Soldier and is currently in custody in the Bell County Jail awaiting charges by civilian authorities.”

The case has captivated the nation as some people hurt for the family.

The investigation into Vanessa Guillen’s death is still ongoing. There are no answers yet but her family alleges that Guillen was coming forward with sexual assault and harassment allegations. The family’s recounting of Guillen’s sexual assault allegations is renewing the conversation of sexual assault in the military.

The family is calling out Fort Hood and the military’s response to the disappearance of Guillen. According to the family, they have been pleading with Fort Hood and the U.S. Army to conduct an investigation but saw nothing happening.

READ: Partial Human Remains Found Near Fort Hood Likely Vanessa Guillen’s

A Teen Basketball Star Was Fatally Shot Days After His High School Graduation

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A Teen Basketball Star Was Fatally Shot Days After His High School Graduation

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Seventeen-year-old Brandon Hendricks had a bright future ahead of him. The star of his high school basketball team was headed to Saint John’s University in the fall but his prospects were brought to a sad end this past Saturday when he was shot and killed.

Hendricks was fatally shot in the neck just days after his graduation from James Monroe High School.

New York City police responded to a shooting in the Bronx early Sunday morning. When they arrived to the scene they found Hendricks suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. Soon after, Hendricks was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital. In a statement issued by NYPD, it was revealed that he came succame to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

According to CBS2, Hendricks was killed after an argument broke out at a barbecue.

Just last week, Hendricks graduated from school.

His death comes as a shock to teachers and family.

James Monroe High School’s team’s head coach Nigel Thompson wrote in an Instagram about his student’s death. “[Brandon] was a charismatic, humble young man. He listened and respected everyone,” he wrote. “He was an awesome teammate. Thoughtful, kind, and caring. Full of life and positivity. I’ve never met anyone who had anything bad to say about him.”

In his post, Thompson recalled how his student was more than just a lover of basketball. He excelled in academics as well. “Some of my fondest memories of Brandon was not on the court but in my Geometry class. Brandon was so inquisitive and intelligent. His questions, thoughtfulness and summaries always moved the class forward,” Thompson wrote. “He would bounce around the class helping his classmate until they got it. His effort in class was equal to his effort on the court…why was he taken away so soon?”

According to a statement issued by a senior police official to NBC New York, Hendricks has no police records and never had any run-ins with them.

Hendrick’s death is part of an ongoing investigation and no arrests have been made.