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Crowdfunding campaign for Oakland toddler killed by stray bullet raises over $100,000 in 14 hours

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The GoFundMe campaign for Jasper Wu, the 23-month-old boy killed by a stray bullet while his family was driving on an Oakland highway on Nov. 6, has raised more than $100,000 in 14 hours.

Campaign for Jasper and his family: The campaign, set up with the help of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, is now one of the top fundraisers on GoFundMe, a spokesperson for the American for-profit crowdfunding platform informed NextShark on Wednesday.

Hong Kong teen with alleged triad links arrested for possession of $3.6 million worth of cocaine

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A Hong Kong teenager who police suspect to have links with triad groups was recently arrested with 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of cocaine reportedly worth around 27 million Hong Kong dollars (approximately $3.6 million).

What happened: The 14-year-old boy was arrested in Tsing Yi car park after he stepped into an abandoned car used by criminals to store drugs, officers said, adding that the vehicle was already under surveillance before the incident, according to South China Morning Post.

Attorney of Missouri man on trial for wife’s 2019 death says it was ‘tragic accident’

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The defense attorney of Joseph Elledge, the Missouri man who allegedly killed his Chinese wife in 2019, described her death as a “tragic accident” during the first-degree murder trial that began on Tuesday.

A “tragic accident”: During the trial, lawyer Scott Rosenblum said his client argued with his 28-year-old wife Mengqi Ji on Oct. 9, 2019, believing that she was involved in an affair, according to The Associated Press.

Man dressed as Joker injures 17 in Tokyo train knife and fire attack on Halloween

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A Japanese man dressed in a Joker costume was arrested for injuring 17 people during a knife and fire attack at a Tokyo train station on Halloween.

About the attack: The incident occurred near Kokuryo station in Tokyo’s western suburbs at around 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to BBC. The suspect, identified as Kyota Hattori, 24, was seen wearing a purple suit and green shirt similar to that of Batman villain the Joker.

Thai resident faces attempted murder charges after cutting support rope of workers 26 floors high

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A woman in Thailand faces attempted murder and property destruction charges after cutting the support rope of workers at the building she lives in.  

What happened: On Oct. 12, a high-rise condominium resident in Nonthaburi, Thailand, allegedly cut the support rope of two painters who were working to repair a crack on the building, reported AP.

Tony Hsieh’s family accuses his former assistant of manipulating, swindling the late billionaire

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The family of late billionaire Tony Hsieh has accused his assistant Jennifer “Mimi” Pham of swindling the Zappos founder out of millions of dollars.

A grieving family’s response: Pham, who sued Tony’s estate for $93 million in February, is now facing a counterclaim from Tony’s father Richard and brother Andy that detailed how she allegedly looted the entrepreneur’s fortune through “manipulative” contracts, reported Daily Mail.

‘Somebody made a mistake’: Details on fatal police shooting of man inside his NJ home are released

Asian man fatally shot by officer in Hillsborough

The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General has revealed details about the shooting and killing of an Asian man inside his home in Hillsborough during a welfare check on Sept. 28.

What happened: George Kokinakous was identified as the Hillsborough police officer who fatally shot Patrick Chin, 43, inside his home on Piedmont Path at around 4:10 p.m., according to My Central Jersey. Four other officers, identified as Robert Feriello, Thomas Gurba, Kyle Edmonds, and Dylan Ely, were also present at the fatal incident.

Suspect in execution-style murder of Asian couple inside their home is free on bond

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Erick Peralta, one of three suspects who are accused of murdering an Asian couple inside their home in Texas in 2018, has been released from prison after posting bond.

Out of prison: Richard Lam, the son of victims Bao and Jenny Lam, told ABC13 he was at a loss for words when he learned Peralta, 24, had posted a $350,000 bond on Friday. The suspect is expected to return to court in October for his pretrial motion.

Japanese court sentences yakuza boss to death for the first time in history

Yakuza boss, Kudo-kai head Satoru Nomura

A court in Japan issued a historic ruling by sentencing a Yakuza boss to death on Aug. 24 for his alleged involvement in four assaults, which killed one of the victims.

The case: The public hearing linked Kudo-kai head Satoru Nomura, 74, and his second-in-command Fumio Tanoue, 65, to the civilian attacks purportedly carried out by Kudo-kai members, reported Mainichi