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Missouri man convicted of murdering Chinese wife pleads guilty to child abuse of their infant daughter

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  • Joseph Elledge, the Missouri man convicted last November for murdering his Chinese wife, Mengqi Ji, has pleaded guilty to child endangerment, child abuse and domestic assault on Tuesday.
  • He will face an additional 10-years in prison after serving the 28-year sentence he originally received due to his murder charges.
  • The abuse reportedly occurred in February 2019, months before Elledge was arrested for Ji’s murder. Evidence found on the phone of Ji’s mother showed bruises on the body of Elledge and Ji’s infant daughter.
  • Elledge will not receive any further charges related to Ji’s death as part of the deal one of his attorneys made with Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight. Additionally, prosecutors will not be allowed to add more charges to Elledge’s case if his January 2022 appeal for his murder case gets approved.

Joseph Elledge, the Missouri man convicted last November for murdering his Chinese wife, has pleaded guilty to three additional charges, including child abuse.

Elledge, 26, pleaded guilty to child endangerment, child abuse and domestic assault on Tuesday, adding 10 years to the 28-year prison sentence he received for murdering Mengqi Ji, 28, according to the Associated Press.

‘Just take it back, man’: Missouri GOP lawmaker demands colleague apologize for ‘Chinese virus’ remark

  • Rep. Brian Seitz (R-156) reportedly referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” during a floor debate in March.
  • Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-98) called Seitz out on Wednesday for his remark and demanded an apology.
  • Seitz refused to apologize, saying he was only pointing out the disease’s origin and that he loves dumplings.

A Missouri House representative has called on a Republican colleague to apologize for calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” several months ago.

Rep. Brian Seitz, who represents District 156, was presenting a bill that addresses public school lessons on gender, sexuality and race when Rep. Shamed Dogan, of District 98, brought up his use of the remark.

Missouri man who allegedly killed wife tells court he considered divorce before her death

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The Missouri man who allegedly murdered his Chinese wife, Mengqi Ji, admitted that he had considered divorcing Ji before her death but did not seek legal counsel.

Their relationship: Joseph Elledge took to the stand on Tuesday to give further details about his unstable relationship with Ji, 28, that resulted in her death following a physical argument on the night of Oct. 8, 2019, according to the Associated Press

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.

Student protesting Islamophobia sparks outrage by ‘throwing away’ thousands of flags honoring 9/11 victims

American flags get thrown away on 9/11 by student

A student leader in Missouri is making national headlines after allegedly tossing thousands of American flags planted in honor of those who had fallen on 9/11 at his university. 

What he did: Fadel Alkilani, who attends Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), was filmed collecting the flags planted at the school’s Mudd Field on Saturday morning. The video shows him carrying them in multiple plastic bags before walking away in an unknown direction.

Haven Shepherd, Team USA’s teen swimmer and suicide bombing survivor, is ready for the Paralympic Games

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Haven Shepherd, a suicide bombing survivor, is ready to take on the world. 

On Friday, the 18-year-old swimmer will be representing Team USA during the Tokyo Paralympic Games for the first time. According to the Associated Press, a debut on the global stage has been a long-time dream for Haven, who has been swimming professionally since the age of 10.

Chinese Father of 4 K‌‌il‌l‌e‌‌‌‌d By Kansas Man H‌i‌g‌h on Dr‌u‌gs During Sho‌tgu‌n Spree

A 38-year-old Chinese tourist and father of four was k‌il‌l‌e‌d‌ in a random sh‌ot‌gun‌ spree carried out by a man who was reportedly h‌ig‌h on phencyclidine or PCP.

Curtrail Hudson is charged with murder and several counts of armed criminal action and assault. He is accused of shooting three people causing the death of Xindong Hao yesterday near Bridge Manor Drive. Hao was killed while walking down the street. Updates on @KCTV5 pic.twitter.com/P78WbtObiS

13-Year-Old Missouri Girl Shoots Korean Couple After Stealing From Their Store

A 13-year-old girl from Missouri surrendered herself to authorities after allegedly shooting an elderly Korean couple on Tuesday. She has not yet been formally charged.

The victims, who are in their 70s, were listed critical. Each had been shot once in the torso, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The shooting took place at Kings Beauty Supply in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri, which was their daughter’s store where they worked.

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