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Boston Marathon Bomber

See You In Hell

5/15/2015 12:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's death for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ... a jury has ruled.

The convicted murderer/terrorist/scumbag appeared in a Boston courthouse ... where the sentence was read in front of several survivors.   

According to witnesses inside the courtroom, Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the sentence was read. 

The judge has thanked the jurors for their service. 

Dzhokhar and his brother were responsible for the blast on April 15th 2013 ... which killed 3 people and injured several others. A police officer was killed in the hunt for Tsarnaev following the explosion. 

Story developing ... 

Suge Knight

I Got My Mind Made Up

Don't Remove My Tupac Bullet!

5/14/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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 has given doctors a piece of his mind ... refusing to have a bullet fragment removed that’s been lodged in his head for the past 19 years ... a bullet intended for Tupac Shakur.

Rewind to 1996 … Knight infamously drove the car carrying Tupac the night of the rap legend’s drive-by murder off the Las Vegas strip.

One of the bullets missed Tupac but grazed Suge's head; a fragment lodged in his skull, and was never removed.

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Here's the problem. Suge's in bad shape as he lingers in a jail cell, and doctors want to perform an MRI so they can figure out why he keeps passing out. But the bullet fragment causes interference with the machine, so doctors want to remove it.  

Suge’s attorney, Matthew Fletcher, tells us Knight thinks he'll die if doctors start screwing with his head and try to remove the fragment, especially given his fragile state.

Aside from medical concerns, you gotta admit ... how cool is it to have a Tupac bullet in your head?

'Longmire' Star Deputy Ferg

Busted for DUI ...

JUUUUUST Over the Limit

5/14/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Adam Bartley -- the lovable, bumbling Deputy Ferguson on "Longmire" -- just got a taste of his own medicine ... a skosh too much to drink landed him in jail for DUI.

Bartley was pulled over April 26th in Santa Fe, NM after a cop saw him driving a '93 Dodge pickup sans seat belt.

The officer says he smelled alcohol on Bartley's breath, and the actor folded like a cheap suit admitting he had "a few drinks."

Bartley performed poorly on multiple field sobriety tests ... so claim the cops. The breathalyzer was a heartbreaker ... .09, just over the .08 legal limit.

Bartley was arrested and charged with DUI, careless driving, and no seat belt. 

"Longmire" originally aired on A&E. It got cancelled last year but it's since been picked up by Netflix.

Braylon Edwards

Ex-NFL Star Arrested

... Extreme DUI (Mug Shot)

5/12/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona last week ... and cops say he was EXTREMELY wasted ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 32-year-old -- who played for the Browns, Jets and 49ers during his NFL career -- was pulled over in the early hours of May 4th ... according to police records. 

Cops say Braylon's blood alcohol level was more than .20 -- more than twice the legal limit and considered an "extreme DUI" in Scottsdale. 

It's the 2nd time Edwards has been arrested for driving under the influence in the past 5 years -- he was popped for drunk driving in 2010

Braylon was also named in a battery report in 2013 for attacking a photographer in Detroit ... an incident that was captured on video

Attempts to reach Braylon for comment have been unsuccessful. 

Edwards was the 3rd overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He last played in the league back in 2012. 

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NFL's Ahmad Bradshaw

Convicted In Marijuana Case

Banned From Driving!

5/11/2015 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0511-ahmad-bradshaw-getty-01It's a good thing Ahmad Bradshaw can afford Uber ... 'cause the NFL running back's driving privileges have been REVOKED after he was convicted in his weed possession case. 

Bradshaw -- who played with the Indianapolis Colts last season -- was arrested for marijuana possession back in February after cops say they found a small amount of the green stuff in his car during a routine traffic stop in Ohio. 

Now, officials say Bradshaw cut a plea deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead no contest -- and in exchange he can't drive for 6 months and must pay around $351 in fines and other court costs. 

Case closed ... although now it's up to the NFL to decide what punishment he'll face from the league. 

Hope Solo's Husband

RELEASED FROM JAIL

... In Team USA DUI

5/10/2015 2:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0510-jerramy-stevens-getty-01Hope Solo's husband Jerramy Stevens caught a huge break Sunday ... getting released from jail today ... JUST 3 DAYS after surrendering for a 30 day sentence for his Team USA soccer van DUI. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... the former NFL tight end was released early due, at least in part, to good behavior during his time behind bars.

As we previously reported, Stevens was arrested in Manhattan Beach, CA in January while driving a team USA soccer van with his wife Hope Solo in the vehicle. They were complete pains in the ass during the arrest and even dropped the "Don't you know who we are?" card.

Stevens is now on 4 years probation and must complete a 2-year outpatient alcohol treatment program in Washington.

'Sister, Sister'

Ex Co-Star Doubles Up

Sentenced for Second DUI

5/10/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0508-dorien-wilson-tmz-01A former "Sister, Sister" star is learning the hard way ... some things shouldn't come in pairs -- Dorien Wilson just got nailed for a second DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell us Wilson was driving in Los Angeles back in February when he was pulled over and booked for DUI. Wilson, who played Terrence Winningham on the show, was in court Friday and pled no contest to the charge. 

He was sentenced to 4 days in jail and 4 years probation. He also has to have an interlock device installed in his vehicle -- not that it matters right now ... since his license has been suspended.

Wilson's previous DUI arrest was in 2009.

Chris Brown

Naked Intruder

Comin' Home to Hubby

5/7/2015 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The woman who was arrested for breaking into and vandalizing the home of Chris Brown may have recently flown off the hinges ... living a delusion in which she believes she is Brown's wife.

Amira Kodcia Ayeb posted a message online 4 days ago, in which she says she's in Malibu "searching for her home." The 21-year-old from Tunisia also says her last name is Brown. It's apparent she thinks Chris is her husband, which is why she spray painted "Mrs. Brown" on his cars and in his house.

A friend of Ayeb's tells us Ayeb -- who is an aspiring singer -- attends the University of Houston, and she hopped on a bus last week and said she was going to see Chris. According to the University of Houston, Ayeb is not currently enrolled as a student. 

TMZ broke the story ... Ayeb was arrested Wednesday night for breaking into Brown's home and vandalizing two of his cars. Chris found her naked in his bed, and it appears she was there for 2 days.

She is currently being held on $50,000 bail.

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Adam Levine

Sugar Bombed at Kimmel's Studio ...

Suspect Arrested

5/6/2015 8:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0506_adam_levin_flower_bomb_akm_gsiNice day for a white welcome -- Adam Levine just got blasted with powdered sugar on his way into Jimmy Kimmel's Hollywood studio.

The Maroon 5 frontman was actually taking time to greet fans when the sugar bomber attacked -- seemingly landing a head shot on Adam with some sweet sweet powder ... and leaving one side of his face completely white. He did NOT look happy. (Check out this new angle of the attack)

Unclear if the attacker was protesting on behalf of any particular group -- or just some idiot prankster -- but he was quickly detained by security until police arrived and arrested him for battery. Adam continued into the studio for his scheduled appearance.

No word on what he and the band will play, but our best guess -- "Sugar."

Ex-Ravens RB

Arrested In Florida

In Alleged Check Bouncing Scam

5/6/2015 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry -- who started for the Miami Hurricanes in 2010 -- was arrested this morning in Florida ... after allegedly bouncing more than $100k in bad checks. 

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the 25-year-old, who was part of the Ravens 2013 Super Bowl championship team, is currently locked up in Lee County jail on a warrant from Maryland. 

We're told Berry is facing 1 count of bouncing a check over $100k and 1 count of unauthorized removal of property. 

In other words, it seems like officials believe he bought something with bad checks ... and illegally took possession of the goods. 

Berry recently came under fire in Baltimore ... after it was reported he sold his Super Bowl ring to an auction house ... reports that Berry initially denied. 

'Walking Dead' Star

Arrest Vid Partly Released

Put Your Hands Where I Can See 'Em!

5/6/2015 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Walking Dead" star Seth Gilliam took police on a 4 minute high speed chase down a highway before they cuffed him and hauled away ... and the whole incident was captured on dash cam video.

Cops in Peachtree City, GA busted Gilliam early Sunday morning and said he was doing 107 mph when he blew past them -- and you can see in this video ... he was definitely flying low.

When officers finally pull him over ... one of the officers yells, "I need your hands where I can see 'em. Come back here." Gilliam steps out and immediately gets cuffed while the officer explain he's being arrested for reckless driving.

Now, the odd part -- the video cuts off right after the handcuffs go on Gilliam. Cops say they also found a joint in the car, and Gilliam said he'd had 3 beers and a shot. Seems strange that portion of the arrest video wasn't released.

Peachtree City PD tell us, "It's part of a criminal investigation and anything related to evidence that could prosecute him won't be given out until the investigation is over."

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'Walking Dead' Star

Arrested for DUI, Pot, and ...

Triple Digit Speeding

5/4/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Seth Gilliam Arrested For DUI

Seth Gilliam plays a priest on "The Walking Dead," but got busted for blazing like a bat out of hell down a highway, possession of marijuana, and DUI. Let us pray. 

Police in Peachtree City, GA arrested Gilliam -- who also played a cop on "The Wire" -- early Sunday morning after officers say they clocked him at 107 mph. Once he was pulled over ... cops smelled booze, and asked Gilliam if he'd been drinking. They say he admitted to having 3 beers and a shot.

According to the police report, the arresting officer also discovered a joint in a cigarette box, hidden in the arm rest.

Cops say Gilliam blew a .107 blood alcohol level. He was arrested and released after posting a $9,818 bond.

It's weird -- Seth's arrest came 2 days after his 'Wire' and 'Walking' co-star Chad L. Coleman freaked out on an NYC train. Something in the water?


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Lawrence Taylor's Son

Guilty Of Statutory Rape

... Gets 30 Years

5/4/2015 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- just plead guilty to statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated sodomy (oral sex) ... and was sentenced to 30 years in prison ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Taylor Jr. was arrested in Georgia after two 13-year-old girls told cops Lawrence had forced himself upon them on separate occasions.

According to Cobb County Superior Court officials, Taylor Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in jail ... but will be eligible for release in 10. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the father of one of the victims ... who says he is happy Taylor Jr. is off the streets, but feels he should have gotten MORE time for his crimes.

We reached out to the Taylor family -- so far, no comment.

FYI -- Taylor's father is also a registered sex offender ... who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute in 2011 ... stemming from an incident with an underage girl.

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