Man’s Justification For Beating His Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend: “She Was Due The Next Day Anyways”

James Eubanks is currently behind bars in Huntington, West Virginia, after being accused of beating his ex-girlfriend —and mother to his four children—the day before her due date.

The skirmish happened at his ex’s house—where he claimed he lived, too—but her mother denies that fact. According to the complaint, Eubanks hid in an upstairs bedroom and then attacked the victim, pushing her to the floor and kicking her in the stomach.

Due to her injuries and as an added precaution, doctors decided to perform a C-section on the victim to make sure the physical trauma didn’t harm the baby’s delivery.

Eubanks is charged with felony malicious wounding, felony burglary and misdemeanor battery. He is currently in the Western Regional Jail awaiting his preliminary hearing. When reporters asked about the incident, Eubanks had this to say: “She was due the next day anyways.” 

He went on to explain that his ex only pressed charges because she was jealous that he was having a baby with another woman.

“They get jealous, and then they try to do something else to get back at you,” he told reporters.

Yeah dude, you just keep telling yourself that.

On a positive note, the victim and her newborn child are doing well and the victim’s mother hopes this unfortunate incident is the final straw for her daughter to break off her toxic relationship with Eubanks.

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Dismembered Body Parts Found On Long Island Identified — Police Say Victim Was Decapitated While Alive By Her Landlord Over Unpaid Utility Bills

Police in Suffolk County say they’ve positively identified a woman who was found dismembered and scattered in various areas of Long Island. Authorities have have also arrested another woman for the brutal murder. It appears the women, according to Newsday, were arguing over unpaid rent and utilities.

Investigators say Chinelle Latoya Thompson Brown(left), a 27-year-old wife and mother of four, went missing in early July.  Over the last few weeks people in Hempsted and Bay Shore discovered random body parts, including the victims head, reports Fox NY. At the time of the many discoveries, investigators did not know the remains belonged to Brown. All body parts were sent to the medical examiner and a tattoo reportedly helped with the identification process.

According to a Suffolk County Police press release, 42-year-old Leah Cuevas (right) was arrested this week and is now in custody for Brown’s murder. Cuevas is facing second-degree murder charges.

Apparently, according to reports, Cuevas and Brown lived in the same Queens building. NY Daily News  said Cuevas’ late uncle owned the building, and since his death, according to neighbors she acted as the landlord. Cuevas reportedly charged Browne $400 a month for a room inside the building, but refused to provide hot water or reliable electricity. Allegedly, Browne refused to pay in full because she wanted hot water and electricity, which sparked a disagreement between the two women. Court documents also state that Brown accused Cuevas of having sex with a man on a city bus in front of Cuevas’ husband.

According to the criminal complaint, it is believed Brown was still alive as she was being decapitated. Newsday says neighbors inside the building allegedly overheard the heated argument that lead to Brown’s death.

Cuevas will be arraigned on July 24.

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Crime rates take dip

Brockville is following a national trend of declining occurrences of major crime, with all major crime categories decreasing here in 2013 compared with 2012.

That trend is on par with crime rates across Canada, which saw its crime rate severity index drop by nine per cent last year compared with 2012. The report, released by Statistics Canada, showed there were 1.8 million crimes reported in 2013, down 132,000 in 2012.

Out of municipalities with a population of 10,000 or more people, Brockville ranks 102 of 304 in overall crime severity.

Brockville Police Service deputy chief Lee MacArthur said the decrease in crime rates is not surprising.

“It’s been a trend that’s been happening for years now and it’s not unusual for us that serious crime has gone down,” MacArthur said.

The police service tracks its crime rates and presents those on a monthly basis to the police services board. The month-over-month analysis has shown crime rates are trending down.

In 2013, robbery, sexual assaults, arson, breaking and entering and mischief in Brockville had all decreased when compared with rates in 2012. Breaking and entering and robbery were two crimes that experienced the biggest declines nationwide.

Nationally, the rate of violent crimes fell 10 per cent in 2013 compared with 2012, marking the seventh consecutive decrease. Canadian police services reported about 384,000 violent incidents in 2013, down about 32,000 from the previous year.

There were 505 homicides in 2013, down 38 from 2012. The homicide rate was 1.44 victims per 100,000 population, the lowest rate in almost 50 years. Police also reported 642 attempted murders in 2013, a drop of 23 from 2012.

Brockville mayor David Henderson said he was not surprised to see the city continue with a decrease in crime.

“Brockville always has been and always will be a safe community,” he said.

“It’s a very safe community and a very community-oriented community. People tend to know each other here.”

Although rates for violent crimes and calls for service in Brockville were down in 2013, MacArthur said it does not mean officers are doing less work.

“We’re spending a lot more time on things that won’t have a resulting charge at the end of the day,” he said.

“It’s those noise calls and complaints of drinking and things like that. Those aren’t making it to the criminal side, whereas we could end up giving a provincial (ticket), which is reflected in our stats but not in the criminal side of things.”

MacArthur said he believes proactive programming and community partnerships contribute to the declining crime rate.

Brockville has been part of the Safe Communities movement for a number of years and was one of the first in Canada to gain the World Health Organization designation, MacArthur noted.

“I think locally for us, that’s one of those proactive programs that brings all the partners together,” he said.

“With the reflection of less serious criminal offences, hopefully it’s gone ahead and helped by having a group like that together.”

As well, the police regularly strike partnerships with the community, including a recent move to have a volunteer unit.

-With files from QMI Agency

  July 25, 2014  

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Two masked men walked into a Subway in Orlando and robbed an employee at gunpoint Thursday morning, police said. Officers responded to the incident in the 1700 block of South Orange Avenue about 12:15 a.m.

By Tiffany Walden, Orlando Sentinel

8:39 a.m. EDT, July 25, 2014

Two masked men walked into a Subway in Orlando and robbed an employee at gunpoint Thursday morning, police said.

Officers responded to the incident in the 1700 block of South Orange Avenue about 12:15 a.m.

The men pointed a gun at an employee behind the counter while demanding money from the cash register, according to an incident report.

The employee complied, opening the register and handing over about $128.

Both men fled the scene before officers arrived.

The employee wasn’t hurt.

Police said one suspect was wearing a black hoodie, sunglasses and a dark bandanna across his face. His accomplice wore a red and white hoodie, sunglasses, gloves and a white bandanna on his face.

Anyone with information about the suspects or robbery is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

twalden@tribune.com, or 407-420-5620

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