Police in north Louisiana are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old rapper known as Lil Snupe.
The Winnfield Police Department says the entertainer, whose real name was Addarren Ross, died Thursday morning after he was shot twice in the chest at an apartment building in the city. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An Argentine woman was confronted by an angry crowd when she married her twin sister’s killer on Valentine’s Day.
Edith Casas, 22, wed Victor Cingolani yesterday in a ceremony taking place less than a year into the groom’s 13-year sentence for the murder of model Johana Casas.
The bride was pelted with stones and eggs as she emerged from the register office, while her husband, disguised in sunglasses and a beret, was rushed out of the back door to his cell. According to, Mail Online
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Posted: Monday May 28, 2012 @ 7:34 p.m. PST
Mikhail Kravchenko’s neighbour believes he may have been intended target
Vakha Evloev drives identical Mercedes and survived previous assassination
He is also Moscow representative for volatile region with terrorist problem
Kravchenko, 46, has also lived through two botched attempts on his life
His furniture business had been raided by police and set alight four times
Friend: ‘He knew he was in danger, but didn’t want to live in security bubble’
The murder of Princess Michael’s Russian ‘toyboy’ could have been a case of mistaken identity, according to the politician who believes he was the intended victim.
A senior official and neighbour, who drives an identical Mercedes car and was previously targeted by an assassination squad, has been told by police they are probing whether the killers got the wrong man.
Furniture tycoon Mikhail Kravchenko, 46, who accompanied the princess on a four-day break in Venice in 2006, was buried last week after he was gunned down just 50 yards from his home in an elite village near Moscow.
His neighbour, Vakha Evloev, 51, is the Moscow representative for Ingushetia, a volatile republic in the Caucasus region of southern Russia with a significant terrorist problem.
He said: ‘There is a suspicion that I was the true target, not Kravchenko, and they just mixed us up. We both drove dark blue Mercedes cars of the same model.’
But it also emerged today that Kravchenko knew for years that someone had wanted him dead after surviving two bungled murder attempts as well as four arson attacks at his Moscow factory.
It is understood Kravchenko – who despite his fears had no bodyguards – was killed close to Evloev’s high-security home near the historic village of Peredelkino, where writer Boris Pasternak penned Dr Zhivago.
‘I live not far from here and have CCTV cameras on my cottage, maybe they captured the killers,’ he said. ‘I have picked up the videotapes and passed them to police.’
Evloev is now understood to be under increased security.
A cousin of the ex-president of Ingushetia, Ruslan Aushev, Evloev was severely wounded in May 2008 when his car was shelled by automatic firearms in Nazran, the regional capital.
While the men do not look similar, the shooting – using handmade weapons – was at around 2am in a dimly lit lane.
Police say that Kravchenko, who built his business empire around his £130million-a-year March 8 furniture brand, was shot up to ten times before being hauled from his car and finished off with a bullet to the head.
Kravchenko’s circle claimed initially he had no enemies and was not concerned over his safety.
But a close friend has now said that he knew he was a marked man.
‘He knew he was in danger. We discussed it many times, but he didn’t want to live in a security bubble, the source told the Sunday Times.
‘He was reluctant to discuss security but, especially recently, he felt more at risk.’
After his funeral in Moscow last week, attended by several thousand mourners led by his elderly parents, friends also alleged he was under pressure from sinister forces seeking to grab his business assets.
He had been subjected to police raids in a move seen as pressurising him into giving up his assets.
The retail furniture business is seen as a notoriously shady sector in Russia and friends said he had battled various attempts to seize his company.
Kravchenko himself had complained of his sofa designs being pirated, yet he seemed unconcerned over any threats.
‘Mikhail had problems with the law-enforcement organs,’ insisted retail consultant Dmitry Potapenko, a close friend.
‘People were after his assets. The murder was not an accident. These people knew what they were doing. He was the head of the holding, he was the key figure, uniting the companies.’
He claimed collusion between the police and shadowy business figures led to Kravchenko’s murder.
Yet a close friend, famous TV presenter Nikolai Drozdov, with him shortly before he died, said Kravchenko was not concerned about his personal safety in his final hours.
‘He did not have a bodyguard, he drove himself everywhere in an old Mercedes,’ he said.
Another close business ally said: ‘This version of mistaken identity is certainly possible.’
Police are understood to be working on a number of theories and are checking his computers and mobile phone for clues.
Kravchenko was at the centre of a royal scandal in 2006 after being photographed hand-in-hand with the married princess in Venice, raising questions about the state of her marriage to Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent.
Both denied an affair.
The princess – and her husband, who also knew Kravchenko – was last week said to be ‘very distressed’ over her friend’s murder.
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Posted: Friday April 20, 2012 @1:47 p.m. PST
A 26-year-old Nepali actor in Bollywood has been murdered by two struggling Indian actors by decapitating her head in the Indian city of Gorakhpur, news reports quoting the Indian police said.
Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested Amit Jaiswal, 36 and Preeti Elvina Surin, 26 on Saturday night from Bandra in India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to Bollywood cinema, for allegedly murdering Minakshi Thapa, a Nepali actor in Mumbai, according to the Indian Express.
Thapa had settled in Dehradun before moving to Mumbai to pursue an acting career.
The duo had been carrying the severed head of actor Thapa for two days, before throwing it out of a bus on their way to Mumbai. This was after the duo had disposed her body, they said. Thapa had gone missing a month ago from her Lokhandwala residence.
According to the Indian Express report, Jaiswal and Surin had befriended Thapa at a film shoot. Thapa had told the duo that she was from a rich family and was working in Bollywood simply to pursue her hobby, said police officers.
Police said Jaiswal had not been earning much when he met Surin. The two had then started coaching classes which incurred losses.
“The couple then planned to kidnap Thapa and demand ransom from her father. On March 13, they lured Thapa to Allahabad for a film shoot. After killing her in Gorakhpur, they acquired her ATM card and mobile SIM card,” an unnamed police officer told the Express.
The accused then allegedly made calls to Thapa’s mother demanding a ransom of Rs15 lakh. They allegedly threatened Thapa’s family by saying that they would shoot a blue film featuring Thapa and would kill her if their demand were not met. According to the police, the duo had instructed Thapa’s brother Navraj to deposit the cash in Thapa’s account. Navraj had then registered a kidnapping complaint with Dehradun police which was later transferred to Amboli police station.
Police said Navraj had given kidnappers Rs 60,000 while the police was searching for them.
“At first Jaiswal and Surin denied their involvement. However, Jaiswal admitted that Thapa had given her mobile and ATM card to him while she was in Allahabad with her boyfriend. After continous, Surin confessed to the crime. The two, however, have not told the police where they have disposed Thapa’s body. Even if we find the body, we might not be able to find Thapa’s head as the accused do not remember where exactly they threw it,” the officer told the Express. (prepared with according to a report by nepalnews.com)
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Mumbai: Meenakshi Thapa, a small-time actress who was seen in the movie ‘404’ and a few commercials on TV, had earlier been reported missing. Two of her associates, Amit Kumar Jaiswal and Priti Elvina Suri, have been arrested for murdering the actress.
The body of Thapa was hacked to pieces and dumped in a septic tank, and the severed head was thrown out of a moving bus. The two accused have confessed to the murder and have been arrested for the same.
Jaiswal and Surin had met Thapa on the sets of a shoot in Mumbai, and were under the impression that Thapa belonged to an affluent family from Nepal, and had taken up acting as a mere hobby. The two accused had then lured Thapa to Allahabad for a supposed film shoot scheduled there. However, when the two learnt the truth about Thapa, they murdered the actress. The two junior artistes are now in police custody.
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Fellow actors kidnapped, beheaded and chopped up actress Meenakshi Thapa in India.
The beheaded body of a small-time model and Bollywood starlet Meenakshi Thapa was recovered from the sewage tank of a house where the father of a woman, arrested along with her paramour for the murder by the Mumbai Police, lives as a tenant. Meenakshi Thapa’s chopped body parts were found in Allahabad.
India Today reported on the brutal murder.
Acting was small-time Bollywood actor Meenakshi Thapa’s love, but playacting took her life.
She was kidnapped and brutally beheaded last month by two aspiring actors she befriended on the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s yet-to-be-released film Heroine, where she did a bit role.
Her killers Amit Jaiswal (36) and his lover Preeti Elvina Surin dumped the torso in a water tank and carried the severed head in a bag before throwing it out of a moving bus.
Jaiswal and Surin confessed before the Mumbai Police after their arrest on Saturday night that they were taken in by the 26-year-old struggling actor’s pretentious stories about her “affluent family”.
“The accused believed that Thapa was from a wealthy family because her lifestyle, despite not landing a big film role, hid the fact that she actually came from a middleclass background. Hence, they plotted to kidnap her for a ransom of Rs.15 lakh and kill her after the payment was made,” a police officer said.
Meenakshi was a struggler who earlier played a minor role in last year’s horror flick 404 and did some TV commercials. Her Nepalese-origin family has settled in Dehradun some years ago. Like her, Jaiswal and Surin were struggling for a toehold in the film industry.
The killers held onto the head for two days. Mid-Day reported:
She had played a bit part in the 2011 horror film 404 that spooked audiences. But, the uncut tale of small-time actress Meenakshi Thapa’s murder is considerably more unnerving. According to cops, the two advocates-cum-struggling actors, who were arrested by unit IX of Mumbai crime branch on Saturday night, were carrying the severed head of the 26-year-old for two days before throwing it out of a moving bus.
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