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'Wife Swap' Son Charged with Killing Mom & Brother ... Death Penalty Off the Table

10/22/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Jacob Stockdale -- who appeared on an episode of "Wife Swap" with his family -- has officially been charged with murder for killing his mom and brother ... but his life will be spared.

26-year-old Stockdale allegedly shot his mom Kathryn, and 21-year-old brother James -- killing them instantly -- then shot himself in the head in June of 2017. Stockdale survived ... and was hospitalized and rehabbed for months to repair extensive damage.

Prosecutors in Ohio charged Stockdale with two counts of murder, but they will not ask a judge to have him executed.

Stark County Prosecutor John Ferrero, tells TMZ ... Stockdale's case was presented to a grand jury which ultimately decided the death penalty was not an appropriate punishment for him. 

Stockdale's family was featured on an episode of the popular ABC show back in 2008. They hailed themselves as a deeply religious family who lived by strict rules.

As for why it took so long to charge him ... we're told prosecutors feared they'd have to cover the cost of Jacob's extensive medical care -- including facial reconstruction -- if they'd have taken him into custody earlier.

Stockdale faces up to life behind bars.

Florida Cop Shocking Vid Of Cop Punching Teen Girl ... During Mall Arrest

10/20/2018 3:08 PM PDT

This brutal video of Florida police repeatedly punching a 14-year-old girl pinned to the ground during her arrest is triggering controversy.

You see the cop landing left hooks to the teen's rib cage, as he and another officer try to arrest her during a physical confrontation Thursday outside the Coral Springs Mall in Coral Springs, Florida. 

The shocking vid, posted to Instagram by a woman claiming to be the teen's cousin, is being defended by police. 

The Coral Springs Police Department says officers responded to a disturbance at the mall and took a teenage boy into custody, and that's when the girl in the video began cursing at police and trying to incite her friends. Cops say the girl was resisting arrest, and as you see, punches started flying. 

The teen was eventually handcuffed, and cops claim she kicked one of the officers as they hauled her off in a patrol car. 

'Y&R' Star Max Ehrich First Time Spotted Since Confrontation With Gunman

10/20/2018 11:35 AM PDT

"The Young and the Restless" star Max Ehrich is doing everything he can to protect himself after allegedly getting a gun pulled on him by an obsessed realtor ... 'cause he's exploring legal options and beefing up his security.

Max was spotted Friday afternoon leaving a Los Angeles law office with a massive body guard in tow ... the first time Ehrich has been seen in public since going into hiding.

We broke the story ... Max is scared to death because a prominent real estate agent allegedly became obsessed with the actor and pulled a gun on him in a fit of rage. 

Police are now involved in the case ... and it looks like Max isn't taking any chances.

Saudi Arabia Journalist Got into Fistfight ... Caused His Death

10/19/2018 4:03 PM PDT
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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi got into a brawl inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey ... and that led to his death ... according to Saudi officials finally speaking out about the controversial and brutal incident.

The Saudi kingdom's public prosecutor says the Washington Post reporter -- who was last seen inside the Saudi Consulate on October 2 -- got into an argument with men inside the building, and a fistfight broke out. The prosecutor isn't saying what sparked the argument, or how Khashoggi actually died.

The prosecutor says 18 Saudis have been arrested in connection to the case.

Turkish officials have claimed Khashoggi -- a harsh critic of the Saudi kingdom -- was dismembered inside the Consulate by a team of more than 10 Saudi agents.

His body has not been recovered. 

NBA's Sterling Brown Was On 1st Date When Tased By Cops

10/19/2018 3:59 PM PDT
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Just when you thought Sterling Brown's night couldn't get any worse ... we've now learned the NBA player was on a 1st date with a woman when he was tased in a Walgreens parking lot. 

TMZ Sports obtained the file and video from the internal investigation into the Jan. 26 incident -- which made national news for the way Milwaukee PD officers aggressively handled the Bucks player, whose only mistake was parking in a handicap space. 

Cops took Brown down to the ground and tased him -- despite the fact video evidence showed he never resisted or seemed to pose a threat. 

Now, we've learned the woman who was with Brown that night told cops she barely knew Sterling because they were on their first date. 

When cops put the woman into a police cruiser to take her home after Brown was arrested -- cops apologized to her for ending the date ... and joked with her about the evening. 

In fact, one of the cops joked about Brown sliding into her DMs. 

The unidentified woman laughed at the jokes -- and cops ultimately told her to "give him another chance."

Brown was never charged with a crime -- but he later filed a lawsuit against the PD claiming he was violently mistreated. 

As for the woman, no word if he ever saw her again. 

Kendall Jenner Gets New Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

10/19/2018 11:40 AM PDT
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11:40 AM PT -- According to Kendall's declaration -- obtained by TMZ -- she was home Tuesday when Ford rang her doorbell at 6:30 AM. Kendall states, "The fact that he has continued to come to my home -- despite all of my efforts to get him to stop -- scares me." Jenner claims Ford has showed up at her home 4 times in the last 3 months.

Kendall says because of Ford's "repeated stalking," she's suffering from emotional distress.

Ford's been ordered by the judge to stay 100 yards away from Kendall and her home.

Kendall Jenner isn't taking any chances on her latest obsessed fan after he made his way onto her property -- 3 times already -- 'cause she just got a restraining order against him.

Kendall filed for and got a temporary restraining order Friday against 37-year-old Canadian citizen John Ford, who was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this week.

We broke the story ... Ford was arrested Tuesday after Kendall's security team found him sitting on her front porch after he'd apparently scaled the unsecured mountainside leading up to her home. They called the cops and nabbed him before he could escape.

This is Ford's third incident of trespassing at Kendall's place. He was arrested last month for the same thing, and a criminal protective order was put in place to keep him the hell away from Kendall's gated community. He ignored that and came back twice more this month -- once ending up by her pool and another time ending up on her porch.

Now, Kendall's upped the ante by getting a civil restraining order to keep Ford away from Kendall's gated community.   

Ford is being held on $56,000 bail. 

Originally Published -- 10/19/2018 11:15 AM PDT

Brett Kavanaugh Man Arrested for Threats to Kill Two Senators Who Supported Nomination

10/19/2018 9:36 AM PDT
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Police arrested a Long Island man they say was threatening to kill two U.S. Senators who voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ronald Derisi was charged with threatening to kill the 2 lawmakers. The complaint does not say which Senators were targeted.

According to the criminal complaint, one of the Senators received a voicemail on Sept. 27 at 4:55 PM. The caller said, "It's a 9 millimeter. Side of your f***ing skull you scumbag motherf*****."

The caller concluded the voicemail with, "Yeah, Kavanaugh, I don't think so."

And, the same Senator received another voicemail at his office in his home state -- which is not New York -- also on Sept. 27 at 5:42 PM. The caller said, "We're tired of this guy sucking taxpayers' money! Getting a free f***ing ride! How many more years you gonna do it? None! He's a dead man! 9 millimeter, side of the f***ing head! If f***ing Kavanaugh gets in, he's dead f***ing meat! Actually, even if Kavanaugh doesn't get in he's dead f***ing meat. 9 millimeter, side of the head, you f***ing old bastard."

The feds say the Senator's office provided 10 voicemails.  

As for the second Senator, a voicemail was left that said, "You f***ing twit, you better pray this guy don't get in. You f***ing moron." And, another message, "Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock."

According to the feds, Derisi made most of the calls from a pre-paid cell phone. The FBI was able to track him down because he used his debit card to buy the phone.

'Free Willy' Star Arrested and Charged With Domestic Violence

10/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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The actor who played a troubled kid in "Free Willy" has found himself in real trouble as an adult ... we've learned he was arrested for domestic violence.

Law enforcement sources tell us former child actor Jason James Richter was arrested Monday night in the San Fernando Valley for misdemeanor domestic violence. He spent two nights in jail before being released Wednesday.

Richter's people tell us he had an argument with his girlfriend at around 7 PM at their home. Law enforcement sources say he asked her about a coworker and whether they were having an affair. Things escalated and Richter left, but returned a short time later.

The girlfriend told police she retreated to the bedroom and locked the door. We're told Richter broke the door down to get in. She told cops he pulled her into the living room. 

Four hours later the girlfriend showed up at the police station and filed a report, claiming domestic violence.  

Richter's people tell us the girlfriend told cops he grabbed her wrists, but we're told cops did not see any visible marks. Authorities tell TMZ the GF claimed he "grabbed her." Richter's people tell us he denies the argument ever became physical. 

Richter starred as Jesse in 1993's "Free Willy" and its sequel "Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home" -- in which he played an orphan who befriends an orca at a water park, and eventually sets him free into the wild. The first flick also became attached to one of Michael Jackson's hit songs from the '90s, "Will You Be There."

Richter has been charged with one count of vandalism for breaking the door and another count of battery on a significant other with no physical injury.

If convicted, he faces up to a year behind bars.

Kendall Jenner Cops Say Alleged Stalker Can't Be Confined for Long

10/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker is making his way through the criminal justice system, but the problem is ... even if he gets the book thrown at him, he could be out within days.

Law enforcement sources tell us, it doesn't really matter 37-year-old John Ford has repeatedly trespassed on Kendall's property in her gated community ... he's only charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and the max he can get is 6 months in jail -- but, because of overcrowding, L.A. County Jail is a revolving door, and he'd almost certainly get out within days.

Ford, a Canadian citizen, would not be deported, because he's not charged with a violent felony.

TMZ broke the story ... Ford has repeatedly scaled the mountainside of Kendall's gated community ... once ended up by her pool and another time on her porch before he was nabbed by cops. He was placed on a psychiatric hold but released in 36 hours, because a psychiatrist found him mentally stable.

Ford was re-arrested Thursday for criminal trespass and held on $30k bail. He'll be arraigned soon, but a judge could release him on his own recognizance pending trial.

The best Kendall can do ... a civil restraining order, which she's getting. If Ford violates that order, he can be arrested. Again, the problem, the justice system becomes a revolving door. Realistically the most effective step she can take is to hire private security.  

Adam Rippon Praises Aly Raisman and Survivors They're Changing Dangerous Sports Culture

10/19/2018 7:34 AM PDT
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Aly Raisman and her Team USA teammates are heroically disrupting a dangerous belief system that athletes must blindly trust their coaches and doctors -- so says fellow Olympian Adam Rippon

The Team USA figure skating star says he's so proud of Aly, Simone Biles and others for refusing to be victims -- and instead, uniting to change the culture for the better. 

"I think when you're an athlete and you have somebody who's in power, you feel like they're in the right," Rippon says.

"You're in that position where you wanna listen to them. You want to do everything that they tell you to do, even if it sounds wrong. You still do it because that's what you're told. You want to be the best."

Obviously, it was that mentality that explains why so many girls and young women stayed quiet about the abuse they suffered at the hands of team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted more than 180 women under the guise of performing medical techniques. 

"There were people [like Larry Nassar] that really took advantage of that. But, then those younger gymnasts, those younger athletes, they can look to athletes like Simone Biles and Aly Raisman and all of the survivors who've really come forward and help give those other victims a lot of courage and like a zero tolerance."

Respect. 

'Y&R' Star Max Ehrich In Hiding ... After Obsessed Realtor Allegedly Pulls Gun

10/19/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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"The Young and the Restless" star Max Ehrich is scared to death and in hiding, after a prominent real estate agent who allegedly became obsessed with him pulled a gun on him in a fit of rage.

Sources connected to Ehrich tell TMZ, he looked at property in the L.A. area with the realtor and the guy became infatuated with the actor. We're told the realtor at one point allegedly became sexually aggressive but got rebuffed, and that got him mad.

Our sources say the realtor at some point pulled a gun on Ehrich, although we're told it may have been a pellet gun.

We're told the actor, who appeared on 'Y&R' from 2012 to 2015 and played Fenmore Baldwin, is so freaked out he has gone into hiding and hired full-time security. Max posted a pic showing a security guard on what appears to be a hotel bed. Max posted that he's okay, but is clearly fearing for his life. 

Police are now involved in the case. 

Tekashi69 Poses with Alleged Mall Attack Victim Kid Wants Him Off the Hook

10/19/2018 12:30 AM PDT
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Tekashi69 just got an unlikely new supporter in his corner -- the 16-year-old he allegedly choked at a mall is now all about #Free6ix9ine.

Tekashi's lawyer, Carl Moore, tells TMZ ... Santiago Albarran showed up for a hearing Thursday in Houston regarding Tekashi's assault case. He's accused of putting his hands around the kid's neck in a scuffle at a local mall earlier this year.

Moore says Albarran showed up to the courthouse on his own accord, and simply listened without making any statements to the court. However, we're told Albarran did say one important thing to Moore ... he doesn't want Tekashi prosecuted. 

Tekashi's attorney says Albarran told him he'd made the same thing clear to prosecutors. If he really did, his wishes don't seem to be having any bearing on the case, as it's moving forward for now.

One positive outcome from this is that he made peace with 6ix9ine.

We're told they ran into each other after court, shook hands and posed for a picture. Looks like that Tekashi rebrand is in full swing. 

Kendall Jenner Alleged Stalker Released, then Re-Arrested

10/18/2018 3:07 PM PDT
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Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker has already been released but then re-arrested Thursday ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, John Ford -- the man who repeatedly scaled the mountainside at Kendall Jenner's exclusive gated community and ended up on her property -- was released Wednesday, and the circumstances are interesting.  

As we reported, Ford was arrested Tuesday after he was found sitting on Jenner's porch and was immediately placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. We're told because Ford, a Canadian citizen, had no insurance, he was taken to L.A. County Hospital where he was evaluated by a psychiatrist.

Ford could have been held for up to 72 hours, but we've learned the psychiatrist determined he was mentally stable so he was released Wednesday.

Our sources say the LAPD swooped in Thursday morning, re-arrested Ford, booked him for criminal trespass and violating a restraining order and he was taken to jail. We're told bail was set at $30,000.

We're told when Ford was re-arrested, he was NOT at Kendall's gated community. 

Our sources say prosecutors will soon arraign Ford and a judge could actually release him on his own recognizance pending trial. 

As we reported, Jenner's lawyer is getting a civil restraining order so if he violates that by coming near her gated community ... he could be arrested, if he's caught.   

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