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Married and Afraid: Henderson household shares the story behind '' Dirty John ' podcast

HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –

A true crime podcast including adjustment, deceptiveness and murder recorded the country this fall. “Dirty John” is about a woman in her 50s who is swept her feet by someone she thinks is the ideal man. In reality, he was a socio-pathic scam artist who wound up trying to eliminate her daughter. That lady and her daughter have been living part-time in Henderson.

Debra Newell met John Meehan in Oct. of 2014. At the time, she lived in California, she ‘d been wed and separated a couple times previously, and she stated she believed, “Finally, this was the genuine thing.”

Nevertheless, very rapidly, things deviated, and she and her family recognized they were dealing with a dangerous con artist; one who would stop at nothing to obtain what he wanted, she stated.

“I fulfilled him on a dating site and he had the tendency to have everything on my checklist I was searching for,” Debra stated.

Debra Newell had actually become a very successful female. As the owner of a flourishing interior decoration service, with a lovely household, she stated she was ready to share her life with somebody who valued those things.

“I liked that he was a doctor, that he had been successful helping people, and after that when he said he had actually been to Iraq, Physicians Without Borders, that pleased me also,” Debra said. “It moved extremely quickly, and I was sort of, how do I put it? Swept my feet due to the fact that he understood exactly what to say. Everything was so calculated,” Debra stated.

John stated he was a medical professional, owned multiple houses and was a married man.

“He would get worn his scrubs and yet he wasn’t bringing in earnings. He stated all his money was going towards his kids,” Debra said.

Debra said she was blinded by love at the time, but her kids were not.

“I simply desired her to look at the red flags and slow it down and pump the breaks,” Debra’s child Terra said. “My impression of him was that he was kind of cold.”

Her child and other relative revealed their concerns about John, however Debra was head over heels.

“It was like a swept off your feet, like I’m stating, love and I just fell hard for him. I wasn’t rather prepared to obtain wed. He would ask me a minimum of I’m going to state in between 10 and 20 times a day,” Debra said.

Lastly, after understanding John less than 2 months, Debra said “yes.”

“I let my heart lead instead of my head and I ought to have let me head lead, and we went to Vegas and got married,” Debra stated.

However, the pleased moment didn’t last long.

“I was seeing signs and I was like ‘Exactly what did I do? What did I do? Why did I wed this male?'” Debra said, “I had my household, which is incredible, I have the best family, and a couple of my kids began looking into him.”

They worked with a private detective and found jail records, limiting orders, proof that he wasn’t a doctor after all, signs of drug dependency and more.

“I was so torn due to the fact that part of me made a commitment and I need to honor it. The other part of me states ‘He’s a bad man, you have to get away,” Debra stated.

Debra got out, however it wasn’t long prior to John reeled her back in.

“He’s got a reason for every single one, but he’s got a legal representative saying that he can prove John’s innocent,” Debra said. “You’ve fallen in love with someone, you wan na believe them. At the very same time, your gut’s informing you, it’s simply not right.”

A couple of months later on, Debra stated she understood she ‘d made a mistake.

“He has actually sent some pretty wicked text,” Debra said, “‘I hope you went to church today due to the fact that I have a truly tension about you.'”

Debra stated he sent her daughter something even worse.

“Among them was, ‘I hope you fall out of a building um arrive at your head and your brains splash all over the place. I will be chuckling,'” Debra stated.

Then they check out a chilling report about his time in jail.

“He cut his stomach open in prison and then he put poop in it so he might go to the hospital and get a fix and I believed, ‘If he might do that to himself he could harm somebody else without offering it an idea,” Terra said.

“I went out. I began concealing. I wore a brown wig. At times, I couldn’t enter into my workplace,” Debra stated.

Debra lived with fear and anxiety for months, frightened to death that John would find her or her kids. In Aug. of 2016, her fears came true.

“My dog started to bark and grumble at this person and I simply thought it was a homeless man to be truthful,” Terra said.

Terra had actually just gotten home from work. Her mind was on the performance she was going to that night.

“This guy turned up and grabbed me by the waist, looked me in the eyes and he stated ‘Do you remember me?’ I just didn’t even state anything to him, I just attempted to run away and escape him and he started to like punch me however I didn’t understand it was stabbing,” Terra stated, “He tried to cover my mouth. I bit him as hard as I could.”

Terra stated they continued to battle. She said he was stabbing at her and she was kicking and shrieking, doing anything she could to get away.

“I ended up like going down to the ground and being on my back and he was doing this [stabbing motion] with a knife, however the knife remained in a Del Taco bag,” Terra said. “I did this one kick and the knife fell out of the bag and it landed here. So, I got the knife and I started just wailing on him.”

She stated because minute, it was going to be her or him.

“I just began stabbing him. I started to press him off of me and then I got him here [shoulder] and I also got the last one in his eye and the last one I type of did give a doubt. I was like ‘I don’t desire him to get back up, I do not desire him to try to hurt me once again. If he gets back up he’s going to eliminate me,” Terra stated.

She stated she started shouting for help and ran.

“I called my mother and I told her, ‘I’m so sorry I killed your husband,'” Terra said.

“She had actually been stabbed in the chest, in the arm and a little bit of a fracture here [above her eye] where he missed. Thank God,” Debra said.

“I had more regret than you know exactly what to do with. I simply thought, ‘I triggered this,'” Debra said.

Medical professionals stated John brain dead. Two days later, they ended. Lastly, this family’s nightmare is over.

“I’m happy that he’s gone and unable to injure anybody else,” Terra said.

Since then, Debra has made it her objective to help others in similar scenarios: victims of individuals who use coercive control.

“Initially, they attempt to listen to you to obtain to understand you. Then, they state whatever right; exactly what you wish to hear. So they have the ability to be exactly what you desire,” Debra said.

She’s been using her headache to attempt and save others.

“There are ladies that are most likely frightened to death to leave. (They) don’t see any other method of leaving the relationship and I want to have a voice for them,” Debra said.

Copyright 2017 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Ayden Brown, 3, dies from cancer; household holds '' Event of Life''.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

The family of 3-year-old Ayden Brown is holding an Event of Life event Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Ayden Brown lost his long battle with stage 4 lung cancer on Nov. 3 inning accordance with his mother.

Lindsey Licari, Ayden’s mother, validated his death in a Facebook video that was posted that night:

Today, I lost my kid. In this world, there was not one doctor, a single person that could use my kid any choices at all. And he aspirated and stopped breathing. And I attempted to do CPR and bring Ayden back. However I wasn’t able to. And they attempted once again, the hospital six times. As well as when I saw lines directly, I still knew God might still assist him. But Ayden’s body couldn’t take any longer. So today, I lost Ayden since we live in a world that does not prepare for kid cancer. And I am broken in numerous methods. But they messed with the incorrect mommy and the wrong kid. Childhood cancer will never be the very same now after Ayden. And I will never ever stop. I will never ever stop, up until you men stop letting these kids die. Because my boy fought to live. He battled his entire life. He fought his whole life to live. And you filled him with poison up until his organs could not take it any longer and his body fell apart. So you believe they took my boy and it’s not going to alter something about cancer? Then you’re wrong. Since that little young boy was my whole life. He was my whole life. And I had to watch my boy diminish away in front of my face and there was nothing I might do about it. There was absolutely nothing I might do about it no matter how much help I could get my son. No matter who I called, there was absolutely nothing I could do. However I understood if this illness was going to take Ayden, everybody worldwide would know who my son is. Everyone will know Ayden Setoshi Brown. He was three years of ages. He could inform you every planet in the solar system. He was phenomenally smart and he enjoyed me so much and I enjoyed him too. He didn’t deserve to pass away. These kids do not should have to pass away. And if I can do anything in my power, I will make certain that no mom feels how I feel today and need to put their kid in a bag.

Sunday’s memorial service will be held at MEET Las Vegas, situated at 233 S. Fourth Street, near the downtown area.

The Celebration of Life occasion will be open to the general public and start at 12 p.m. Ayden’s mom stated all are welcome to say their goodbyes to her sweet boy.

FOX5 initially shared Aden’s story and it captured hearts across the nation and amassed thousands of dollars in donations for his medical costs through GoFundMe.

The set went to Arizona for treatment. Doctors there informed them Brown had three weeks to live however he exceeded that number. They returned to Las Vegas where Licari looked into holistic and herbal medication. She received aid from a natural doctor and other mothers who went through this.

Licari stated the monetary assistance from the neighborhood paid for all their expenses in Arizona, medical equipment in their home, appointments and more.

“Ayden has actually been exceptionally blessed with support and love but there’s a great deal of households out there suffering and do not have a voice and do not have resources,” Licari said.

For more information on Brown and see how you can aid with the battle against youth cancer check out here.

Stay with FOX5 for ongoing protection of Sunday’s service.

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Team Goals: Finding Assistance Among the UNLV Warrior Household

Strength, persistence, and perseverance: prepared qualities of a warrior. For Randy Dexter, a U.S. Army veteran, other half, and dad of 3, being a warrior today is about reconstructing and redefining his life after more than a years of service. Far away from the battleground today, that nerve encompasses the world of academic community where Dexter is carving out his place.

The attacks of Sept. 11 drove Dexter to enlist. He followed the example of his grandfather, who served in the Korean War, and signed up with the Army. Dexter acted as a combat medic in Iraq for 11 years. The cutting edge became his momentary home; injury care for battered men and women his typical routine. When he returned stateside he was awarded two Bronze Star medals. He was expected to take in back into life in the Unites States with ease.

However Dexter was a various guy. He was plagued with serious post-traumatic stress disorder, suffered from major depressive disorder. He had actually sustained a serious brain injury– the consequences of being captured in an IED explosion in Iraq. The next four years of his life were spent in intensive treatment, including a number of months in an inpatient center. He coped haunting ideas of suicide. Life after military service included more obstacles than he ever anticipated; the future appeared bleak.

When hope arrived, it came in the form of a service pet dog called Captain. The two were matched together in 2014 in combination with the K9s for Warriors Project. With Captain around, Dexter’s life and challenges appeared to be more bearable.

“We have a special connection,” he stated. “He cannot work without me– or me without him.”

The sweet and loyal laboratory mix altered Dexter’s life, and let him start the steps of recovery. One of those actions consisted of returning to school, where Captain accompanies Randy in and out of the classroom.

For many veterans, the transition to a university finding out environment is intimidating. A common belief is that being in the armed force is a security blanket of sorts– a neighborhood of brothers and siblings working toward a regimented objective. To go from having that familiarity and function to a brand-new and typically individualistic campus environment is frightening, can be a battle for lots of veterans.

When Dexter and Captain resumed classes at UNLV, they found the support of the Military & Veteran Provider Center and the trainee organization Rebel Vets. These two school resources offered support that includes, financial aid resources, school and community assistance services, discounted-housing programs, and different networks for veteran employment opportunities.

“The groups intend to create a neighborhood that eases the transition from military life to civilian life,” Dexter said.

With the assistance of the center, Rebel Vets and Captain, Dexter grows in his academic career.

“UNLV is so great about promoting the veterans,” Dexter stated. “No one embodies the UNLV motto of ‘Daring, different, and diverse’ more so than the Rebel Veterinarians.”

Dexter is the current president of Rebel Vets under the center’s director, Ross Bryant, whom Dexter calls his “good example,” and off campus Dexter has actually ended up being an outspoken supporter for service canines and their advantages to veterans with PTSD. He travels around the country with Captain and K9s for Warriors on an objective to highlight his experience and aid others.

Dexter’s return to civilian life could have remained bleak, however his guts off the battleground led him to the right connections and camaraderie he needed to be successful.

“I wish to strive and reveal my kids that if your daddy can do it and so can you,” Dexter stated. “Resiliency is something I really live by.”

That resiliency is a truth today for Dexter, and his network on school and in Las Vegas. To paraphrase The Beatles, he manages with a little help from his buddies.

Rita Rudner gets some household time at Red Rock Resort

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Rita Rudner carries out at the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort this

of all time, Rita Rudner is still playing Las Vegas after all these years. The acclaimed performer and very popular writer invested years at MGM Grand, New York-New York, Harrah’s and Venetian, making her the longest-running solo comedy act in the history of Las Vegas. She’s making a return to the stage at the Rocks Lounge this weekend, so I caught up with her to discuss off-Strip enjoyable, family business and keeping it real. You have actually played the Strip longer than a lot of. Exactly what’s it like to return to Vegas now and play off-Strip at Red Rock? I’ve performed at Red Rock three or 4 times already, and I’m still there [in Vegas] a lot. I have an apartment or condo there, and I still have my in-laws there, too. There’s a lot less traffic out there, which is great. I still love carrying out on the Strip and it’s still really interesting, but Red Rock is such a lovely casino. I truly appreciate the restaurants there and I enjoy that they developed a mall for me best throughout the street. It’s extremely thoughtful, actually. They’re building a ballpark there, too. Yeah, I won’t exist. Vegas has changed a lot throughout your profession here

. Has your experience carrying out here changed as well? No, performing is

always the exact same no matter where I do it. I just find audiences wherever I go are friendly and ready to laugh. I think avoiding exactly what’s going on worldwide for an hour and a half is ending up being significantly required. Your child Molly, who is a singer and songwriter, is carrying out with you at these shows, right? Yes. She’s missing out on a little school, so do not tell anybody.

But she’s opening for me and she’s great and I do not pay her so that’s a double plus. She likewise took a trip with me all summer and we worked on cruise lines in Alaska and Hawaii. It’s a great thing because I get to keep her with me and have my eyes on her. Exactly what’s it like to view her start to build her own profession in home entertainment? It’s really relaxing. I don’t have to do anything. When I watch her play tennis, it’s gutwrenching. I do not want to see my child be beaten, however she wins a lot. It’s always very tense in tennis, however when she’s singing, I like to kick back and relax and just watch, and she’s such an excellent artist and songwriter. She plays piano and guitar. Previously this year you won the Excellence in Comedy Award at the Ladies in Comedy Festival, and more just recently you won the Gambling establishment Entertainment Legend Award here in Las Vegas.

How meaningful are these type of honors at this phase in your profession? It’s always nice when somebody compliments you because it can be a very extreme world out there. Somebody informing you you’re doing an excellent task is always welcome. The Gambling Establishment Legend Award was a little a mixed bag because it was right after the shooting. It’s going to be a long, long period of time before individuals can process exactly what went on, and why and how. However there’s a great deal of people in the neighborhood coming together, too. Did you follow the bit of funny controversy earlier this year when a few female standups entered into an internet fight discussing exactly what female comics should and shouldn’t utilize for product

? As someone who broke through when there were far less female comedians out there, do you have an opinion about that things? I believe you need to be true to yourself and speak about what you want to. Something any audience can discover is if you’re not coming from a place of honesty and who you actually are. But you should talk about what you wish to, and not just say things because you believe people may like it better. My comedy has other limitations– I’m also a mom and there are a few [female comics] out there who are moms however not a lot. I’m very knowledgeable about that, aiming to be as positive a role model as I can be for my daughter. She pays attention to my act and I desire her to be happy with her mother. You’re about to tour with Brad Garrett. What’s turning up next for you? I’m writing my autobiography, which is really intriguing. I’m recording another comedy special in November in Los Angeles.

And [husband] Martin [Bergman] and I simply composed a play we’re workshopping and reading and writing and rewording. In the meantime, I’m telling my daughter to practice. I keep informing her to compose a song like the beginning of” Hawaii Five-0,”due to the fact that the person who wrote that has probably been dead for 50 years and he’s still making a living. Rita Rudner carries out at the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort at 8 p.m. November 3 and 4. For additional information, go to stationcasinoslive.com.

Missing male'' s body disintegrated for 8 months in airport parking lot as household browsed

LENEXA, KS (KCTV) –

Member of the family of the guy found dead in a car at KCI Airport stated they were pull down by 2 cops departments.

They stated that two cops departments understood their enjoyed one was missing.

The missing male’s body was found eight months later after airport police informed officers to a vehicle that was emitting a foul odor.

It has actually been a psychological journey for the male’s household.

“Whenever they informed me how they discovered him, I just, my heart breaks just considering him,” said Carolina Potter.

Get rid of with emotion, she explained the journey she’s withstood to find her missing other half.

“Every dead body discovered, I was calling the police department and asking if it was my other half,” she said. “Nobody ought to have to go through this.”

Randy Potter was discovered dead in the car park at Kansas City International Airport earlier this week.

The household said he was there for 8 months.

Police ruled his death a suicide.

His two kids are grieving the loss and searching for convenience and understanding.

“Knowing exactly what took place and for how long he sat,” said daughter Nichole Potter, “it’s disgusting.”

The household said they submitted a missing persons report in January at the Lenexa Police Department. At the time, they also searched the airport car park and alerted airport authorities.

Potter was in his work car and the company reported it taken.

His other half said she was assured by airport police that if the vehicle was there, it would be found.

“My other half could have been found in the very first– I want to be very generous– in the first week,” she stated. “It’s eight months later on. Me and my kids, my family, my pals. It’s been the worst time ever not knowing.”

The family even worked with a previous authorities investigator after he went missing out on. The former police stated authorities could have done more.

“These relative feel that they’re responsible due to the fact that they didn’t inspect it since they felt the duty was on the authorities department and the authorities there at the airport,” said Lester Underhill, private detective. “It didn’t happen and it’s ridiculous.”

On Friday night, the city released a statement that said:

“The City of Kansas City and its Air travel Department reveal our inmost sympathies to the family and friends of Randy Potter. We wish them peace during this tough time. We are dealing with all celebrations to determine the realities involved, including SP Plus, which manages the 25,000 parking spaces at Kansas City International Airport.”

KCTV5 News also connected to the Lenexa Authorities Department but has yet to hear back from them.

The household has actually hired a lawyer.

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Household: Biracial young boy pressed off table with rope around neck

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title=” (Source: Lyrik Martin Facebook Page) “border=” 0″ width=” 180″/ >( Source: Lyrik Martin Facebook Page ). CLAREMONT, N.H.( AP)– Teenagers in New Hampshire teased an 8-year-old biracial boy with racial slurs then pressed him off of a picnic table with a rope around his neck, injuring him, the kid’s family stated.

The child was dealt with at a healthcare facility for cuts to his neck following the near-hanging Aug. 28 in Claremont, the kid’s grandmother, Lorrie Slattery, informed the Valley News (http://bit.ly/2wkX70X!.?.! ). He has given thatbeen released and has actually gone back to school in Claremont. Slattery stated the kids were

in a backyard when a few of the teens got on the table and got a rope that held a tire swing. It’s not clear how the rope navigated her grand son’s neck, but Slattery stated the teens pushed him off the table. No grownups are believed to have experienced the incident. A professional on abuse who spoke with the boy at the medical facility said he swung from his neck 3 times before being able to remove the rope, Slattery said. None of the teens pertained to his help, she said. “One young boy said …’ Let’s do this, ‘and after that pressed

him off the picnic table and hung him,” Slattery stated. Claremont Cops Chief Mark Chase told the paper his department is examining an Aug. 28 occurrence including several juveniles. He decreased to supply information and chose not to validate the case involved the 8-year-old boy. Chase did not respond Monday to calls and e-mails from The Associated Press.

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Teacher dies after TB medical diagnosis, household states they'' re being assaulted

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Classes at Fremont Intermediate school are set to re-open on Aug. 14 for the 2017-2018 school year, regardless of news of an instructor contracting, then dying from tuberculosis over summer break.

The teacher, Maria Alvarez, left a young child and a ravaged household.

“She didn’t know,” Alvarez’s sister stated. “She didn’t wish to pass away leaving behind a three-year-old child.”

Alvarez’ sis asked to stay confidential due to the fact that she said her family has been attacked since the news broke about an instructor passing away after a TB diagnosis.

“People making all these remarks, ‘Oh prohibited people,'” she said. “No. She was born in the United States; she doesn’t even have a passport.”

Alvarez was a special education teacher at Fremont Middle School. While still working on her masters at UNLV, she died on July 19, her sister’s birthday.

“She went to the hospital formerly about 3 times,” she stated. “They always treated her for pneumonia, till the last time then they informed her, ‘We believe you may have it.'”

In the weeks because Alvarez’ death, their entire household has actually been evaluated, but they still don’t know how she got the illness, the household said. Her sibling said she suspects it was from school.

“The only location I can tell you she might’ve gotten it was from there,” she said. “She was going to UNLV the whole time.”

On Tuesday, the family said it was focused on closure.

“We still haven’t buried my sibling yet,” she stated.

The family set up a GoFundMe page to assist cover funeral costs. To make a contribution, click here. Copyright 2017 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights booked.

Vegas household of 3 determined in murder-suicide incident

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leaving an infant, man and woman dead near Cactus and Rainbow.( FOX5)” border= “0” width =” 180″/ > Police are examining a possible murder-suicide leaving a baby, man and woman dead near Cactus and Rainbow.( FOX5)

. LAS VEGAS( FOX5) -. Authorities identified the parents and their infant son who died in an evident murder-suicide Monday night in southwest Las Vegas. The family and a pet were all eliminated, according to City, in a house located in the Mountain’s Edge community. The house was in the 10000 block of Numaga Roadway, near Cactus Avenue and

Rainbow Boulevard. [RELATED: Infant, parents, canine found dead in apparent murder-suicide in southwest Valley]

Karen Jackson, 34, John Henry Lunetta, 40 and their 11-month-old boy John Dylan Lunetta were determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as the family deceased in the event. Metro said the two moms and dads and their kid appeared to have suffered gunshot injuries with John Henry Lunetta as the presumed shooter.

” He clearly shot the mom of his kid, the child, and then himself. There was likewise a dead pet inside,” Lt. Dan McGrath said.

Next-door neighbors stated they knew the family well, especially the dad.

” They were very good. John invited my dad into his home because he was a licensed therapist, and he offered my daddy messages on his shoulder,” next-door neighbor Philip Punzalan said. “I didn’t actually think he ‘d be a person capable of pulling something like that off.”

Anyone with additional info was urged to contact City’s Homicide Area at 702-828-3521 or anonymously at 702-385-5555.

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Household gets up to an Uber expense of nearly $1,000.

MILWAUKEE (KMOV.com)– A Wisconsin household was charged $900 for a single Uber trip. Worse, they had no concept the bill would be that high up until the next early morning.

Keith Tubin and his family regularly use Uber to get around the Milwaukee location and utilized the ridesharing service last week getting to and from a show in downtown.

The next day, he got a shocking call.

“$200 to get to the very first stop. We asked if he could take us a couple more locations, he stated no issue. He put it in the computer system. I awaken the next early morning with a scams alert on the charge card. $898 dollars,” Keith Tubin stated.

“I thought he was joking, honestly. I think I in fact stated that, ‘You are joking me, right?’ and he said, ‘No, $898,” his wife remembered.

The household says the in advance cost was $214 dollars. They added 2 more stops but he states the driver never ever informed him about the expense.

“He simply put it in his little computer system and stated, ‘Hey, where do you wish to go? Give me the address’ and off we go,” Tubin stated.

Here’s how the cost outgrew control.

Uber says the surge rate that night was more than eight times the typical expense and the upfront price is not appropriate when stops are included.

The business states the $900 overall was accurate.

“We could have rented a limo for the entire night and had room for other individuals and most likely, you know, conserved cash,” Tubin stated.

Fortunately for the household, Uber reevaluated and chose to only charge them the preliminary $214.

They urge others to pay closer attention to the pricing to make sure it doesn’t take place to them.