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‘Australia’s worst pedo‌p‌hile’ sentenced to 129 years in prison for child sex abuse in Philippines

  • On Nov. 3, Peter Gerard Scully, known as “Australia’s worst ped‌oph‌ile‌,” was sentenced to 129 years in prison in the Philippines for child abuse cases.
  • Scully and his accomplices held and abused at least eight children in the city of Cagayan de Oro from 2011 to 2014. 
  • The victims included an 18-month-old girl and an 11-year-old girl whose dead body was found buried under the floor of a rented house.
  • In 2018, Scully was also sentenced to life in prison for human t‌raf‌fi‌ck‌ing and five counts of rape, including the rape of a 1-year-old girl and the tor‌tu‌re of multiple toddlers. 
  • According to prosecutors, his recent sentence was the last batch of cases against Scully and his accomplices. 

Peter Gerard Scully, known as “Australia’s worst pedophile,” was sentenced to 129 years in prison in the Philippines for child abuse cases, including the rape of an 18-month-old girl.

Scully, 59, along with his girlfriend Lovely Margallo and their two accomplices Alexander Lao and Maria Durotiya Chia, entered into a plea-bargaining agreement on Nov. 3 after being charged with 60 offenses, including trafficking, child pornography, child abuse and rape.

Texas man behind 2016 robbery, murder of Good Samaritan gets life sentence

  • Enzo Ubadimma, a 24-year-old man from Cypress, Texas, has been charged with robbery and the murder of Herman Ray Browning at Huong Giang Hue, a Vietnamese restaurant in west Houston on New Year’s Day in 2016.
  • Ubadimma was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Wednesday.
  • Authorities believe Ubadimma was the mastermind behind a crime ring with at least two male members and two female members that targeted the restaurant.
  • Browning, a 58-year-old Marine veteran, was eating at the restaurant with his wife and 8-year-old son when armed shooters came in at around 8:40 p.m. He reportedly tried to fight them, but he was shot and killed.
  • Ubadimma and the two masked shooters fled the scene in a car. The three were eventually arrested, with one of them identified as Telavell Coleman, 18, and the other one a juvenile.
  • The two women, Dadriana Holmes, 19, and Tiala Alexander, 20, were also arrested.

A Cypress man charged with robbery and the murder of a Good Samaritan in a Chinatown restaurant in Cypress, Texas, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Enzo Ubadimma, 24, was convicted of capital murder and received his sentencing on Wednesday following his five-day trial. Authorities believe Ubadimma was the mastermind behind a crime ring with at least two male members and two female members that targeted Huong Giang Hue, a Vietnamese restaurant in west Houston, on New Year’s Day in 2016.

Michigan man sentenced to life in prison for murder of former pro poker player

  • Jeffery Morris, 62, was found guilty of first-degree murder and felony murder following a deliberation that lasted less than an hour in Oakland County, Michigan, on Friday.
  • Morris, who was arrested on July 31, 2020, was accused of sexually assaulting former professional poker player Susie Zhao, 33, before setting her on fire.
  • Zhao’s charred corpse was found near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in White Lake Township, Michigan, on July 13, 2020.
  • Addressing the jury during the closing argument, lead prosecutor John Skrzynski said that in Morris’ eyes, sex “is violence, is death, is inflicting pain, it’s cruel. He’s a killer and a liar, a liar and a murderer, a liar and a pervert.”
  • Morris, a homeless convicted sex offender, has been in Michigan’s public registry since 1989 — under several offender searches — with a lifetime registration.
  • He is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 10.

A Michigan man is now facing a mandatory life sentence for the brutal sexual assault and murder of former professional poker player Susie Zhao in 2020.

Jeffery Morris, 62, was found guilty after a deliberation that lasted less than an hour in Oakland County, Michigan, on Friday, according to The Oakland Press. Morris, who was convicted of first-degree murder, was also convicted of felony murder, with the latter being second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Group of teens detained for burying man alive in China

  • Eight teenagers connected to the assault and death of a 21-year-old man in Yongchang County in the Chinese province of Gansu between July 29 and July 30 have been arrested, authorities said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • The incident reportedly occurred in late July after a 14-year-old boy identified by the name Guo asked for the help of seven other accomplices, six of whom were later discovered to be “street gangsters,” to beat up the man known only as Mao.
  • The group allegedly beat up the man while a girl filmed the act and later posted the video on Chinese social media on Aug. 8.
  • Guo and his group were accused of taking Mao’s comatose body and burying him alive on a hillside.
  • Mao’s lifeless body was found on Aug. 1 after his mother reported him missing on July 30, according to reports.

A group of teenagers has been arrested for beating up a man and burying his comatose body in Yongchang County in the Chinese province of Gansu last month.

In a statement on Tuesday, Gansu province police announced the arrest of eight teenagers connected to the murder of a 21-year-old man known only as Mao.

Member of ISIS ‘Beatles’ gets life sentence over fatal kidnappings of American, Japanese and British hostages

British Isis member
  • El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, was found guilty of eight charges, including four counts of murder conspiracy, hostage-taking resulting in death and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization, following an 11-day trial in Alexandria, Virginia, that ended on Thursday.
  • Elsheikh, a Sudanese-born Londoner, was part of a group known as the “Beatles.” Other members of the group included Alexanda Kotey, Mohammed Emwazi and an alleged fourth member, Aine Davis, who remains imprisoned in Turkey.
  • “Elsheikh and two other ISIS members supervised the terrorist organization’s jails and detention facilities at which the hostages were held,” the U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release. “Elsheikh and his co-conspirators engaged in a prolonged pattern of physical and psychological violence against hostages that was meant as an effort to subdue the hostages.”
  • The group was responsible for kidnapping and murdering several hostages, including four Americans identified as James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Kayla Mueller and Peter Kassig.
  • Elsheikh was the highest-profile IS member and the only person of the group to face trial in the U.S. He is scheduled for sentencing on Aug. 12 and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

A British member of the militant organization Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been convicted on all counts by a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, for having a role in a deadly kidnapping that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, was found guilty of all eight charges, including four counts of murder conspiracy, hostage-taking resulting in death and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization, following an 11-day trial that ended on Thursday.