In what has to be one of the funniest examples of poor planning, a group of would-be thieves founds themselves struggling to get into where the money was stored in a Scotland-based restaurant. While they were able to enter the building itself, getting into the office was another matter entirely. As you can see in the video, they just weren’t prepared for the challenge they’d face.
Following the death of Charles Manson, many have wondered what would become of the notorious cult leader’s estate, and now we finally have the answers.
Manson left everything in his will to his longtime pen pal after famously disinheriting his known children, ex-wives, in-laws, lawyers, friends, inmates, police officers, prison guards, and the State of California.
Manson and his pen pal began sending letters to each other in the late 90s, and would eventually evolve their correspondence into phone calls and the occasional visits.
The pair’s close bond would lead to the unknown man inheriting all of Manson’s personal belongings, including cash, image rights and clothing in the will he wrote on February 14, 2002, TMZ reports.
The mass murderer also leaves his pen pal his “exclusive music catalog.” He most notably wrote a song for the Beach Boys, which the group recorded.
However, another source claims the sole beneficiary of the will isn’t an unnamed pen pal, but rather someone we may already know.
Notorious cult leader and mass killer Charles Manson has died according to the sister of one of his victims. He was 83 years old.
Manson has been in prison since 1971 after he was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder, and one count of conspiracy to murder after he instructed the members of the “Manson Family” to embark on a gruesome killing spree in Los Angeles in 1969. They were trying to incite a race war he called “Helter Skelter.”
He received the death penalty for the murder of nine people, and among the victims was heavily pregnant Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, who was married to Roman Polanski. However, when the the death penalty was ruled unconstitutional in 1972, he was re-sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.
He filed for parole multiple times, but was denied every time. In 2012, he was turned down for the 12th time, after the panel noted that Manson had 108 violations, didn’t understand the magnitude of his crimes, and showed no remorse. He would’ve been eligible for another hearing in 2027.
On Sunday, Sharon Tate’s sister, Debra Tate, received a call from a prison official informing her of Manson’s death, and she opened up to People about the moment she received the phone call.
The vast majority of us could not even being to contemplate what it must be like to be convicted of a crime and sent to prison, all the while being innocent. Unfortunately, it is far too common for some individuals who have languished away, rotting behind bars for crimes that they didn’t commit.
36-year-old Jarrett Adams was one of those people, spending nearly 10 years in prison for a sexual assault he did not commit. When he was 17-years-old, Adams was at a party at the University of Wisconsin, where he sexual relations with a young woman. Weeks later, while he was at home in Chicago, having not thought about the incident whatsoever, he was arrested because the woman in question made a statement saying she had been raped.
Adams was extradited to Wisconsin where he was handed a court appointed attorney because he could not afford to hire private council. He was one of three co-accused in the case. When it was all said and done, he and one other man were convicted and sentenced to over 20 years in prison, both with the help of a court appointed lawyer. The third man, who hired a private lawyer, was found not guilty of all charges.
As a 17-year-old kid with no previous experience in the justice system, he listened to what his “lawyer” said when he was told that they wouldn’t even post a defense because the DA hadn’t proven their case. Even though there was a witness who could corroborate Adam’s statements, the same witness who helped ensure a not guilty verdict for one of the other men, his “lawyer” chose not to call the witness.
As he sat in his prison cell, his cell mate told him to get off his ass and do something about his case. Adams found himself spending a lot of time in the prison law library, reading everything he could get his hands on in order to help overturn his conviction. He reached out to the Innocence Project, he wanted to have his conviction overturned because he did not receive proper legal council. The Innocence Project agreed with him, and so did the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. After nearly 10 years in prison he walked away free man, having been wrongfully convicted because of the ineptitude of a court appointed attorney.
What he did next will blow your mind…
The Home Office has given the Metropolitan Police £154,000 ($206,000 USD) to extend their search for Madeleine McCann.
The little girl was just three-years-old when she disappeared on May 3, 2007 from the family’s holiday apartment in Portugal.
When the investigation began in 2011, there were 29 detectives working on the case, but in 2015 that was cut down to just four.