Hi-Five singer Russell Neal's wife was killed after being stabbed multiple times and he's now been charged with murder.
Cops say Catherine Martinez died from blunt force trauma and stab wounds.
The victim was a hot, 24-year-old fitness model. She was also an aspiring boxer who went by the name Brasilia.
The 40-year-old singer went to the police station Wednesday and told cops his wife was dead in their apartment and he needed a lawyer.
The couple has 2 kids. Law enforcement sources say there were no witnesses to the murder so it appears the children were not in the apartment when their mom was killed.
Neal is currently in custody on $100K bond.
WWE Diva Emma
For Shoplifting iPad Case
7/1/2014 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE Diva Emma is a real life heel ... arrested for stealing an iPad case from a Walmart.
Emma was busted in Hartford Monday night after Walmart security spotted her swiping a red iHome 'Slim Swivel' iPad Mini case ... on sale for $21.14.
Cops tell TMZ ... Emma was charged with misdemeanor larceny in the 6th degree ... who knew there were that many degrees?
The legal system in Hartford is lightning quick -- she's already been to court and was sentenced to one day of community service.
WWE RAW was at the XL Center in Hartford as the crime went down.
Emma's lawyer chalks it up to an innocent mistake, saying she just forgot to pay while trying to navigate the self-checkout machine.
Arrested for Killing Roommate
6/27/2014 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Elyjah Marrow -- grandson of rapper Ice-T -- was arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his roommate ... TMZ has learned.
Cops tell us ... 19-year-old Marrow was fiddling with a handgun in his Georgia apartment Tuesday when it accidentally went off, fatally wounding roommate Daryus Johnson, who was also 19.
Marrow was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, and reckless conduct. He was also hit with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of a stolen firearm.
He is currently in custody.
Marrow appeared on his grandfather's reality show, "Ice Loves Coco."
So far ... no comment from Ice-T.
Jeremy 'Dreamy McMug' Meeks
Could Make $30K a Month
6/23/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jeremy Meeks -- aka Dreamy McMug -- stands to make tens of thousands of dollars just for looking like a hot gangster.
Blaze Modelz tells TMZ ... "gangster models" are hot right now. The agency claims they can book Meeks with high-end fashion houses -- like Versace and Armani -- and he could rake in $15 - $30K a month.
Blaze also says they actually like Meeks' face tattoos ... even the gang-revealing teardrop. They thinks it's edgy and sexy. They didn't mention the Crip tattoo on his neck, but that can be covered.
Another modeling agency -- that did not want to be named -- tells us ... once Meeks is a free man they'd like to work with him as well.
Here's the problem. Meeks is currently being held on $900,000 bail with no prospect of getting out soon. He's a convicted criminal facing serious weapons charges and could be a little long in the tooth before he gets sprung.
Jeremy 'Dreamy McMug' Meeks
A REALLY Bad Dude
6/21/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jeremy Meeks -- aka Dreamy McMug Shot -- is a BAD GUY ... that's certainly what his rap sheet shows.
Meeks -- who has owned the Internet the last few days with his perfectly lit, eye-gazing mug shot -- has been in and out of prison for more than a decade.
The 30-year-old was charged in 2002 with robbery and corporal injury to a child. He allegedly jumped a 16-year-old and beat him to a pulp. Meeks copped a plea and was sentenced to 2 years in a California prison.
According to docs, Meeks admitted during the case he was affiliated with a criminal street gang, which is a felony in California. The docs say he was a Northside Gangster Crip.
Meeks served his time and moved to the Spokane area of Washington, and in 2007, he was charged with identity theft and resisting arrest. According to legal docs ... he was in a sporting goods store and tried to steal a package of pellets and when security guards saw him, Meeks screamed, "I'll f*** you all up." The guards peppered sprayed Meeks into submission. He was convicted and served time.
And now he faces weapons charges as well as street terrorism.
Women are Stupid
To Swoon Over Dreamy McMug Shot
6/20/2014 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't ask Richard Roundtree to explain why women are attracted to bad men ... because Richard doesn't understand the opposite sex at all.
Roundtree was leaving LAX on Thursday when our photog posed the question ... why are so many chicks attracted to Jeremy Meeks, the dangerous dude with the hot mug shot?
We thought the man known for portraying one of the most notorious ladies men in all of film history might have insight ... but alas, he was just as clueless as us.
Dreamy McMug Shot
Sends Hearts a-Twitter
6/19/2014 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He may be the hottest criminal since Armie Hammer ... people are going nuts for accused weapons offender Jeremy Meeks.
Those eyes are hijacking Twitter. The 30-year-old Stockton, CA convicted felon is being held on $900,000 bail for illegally possessing firearms and ammo, carrying a loaded firearm in public and criminal street gang activity. The specific charge is street terrorism.
The Stockton Police Dept.'s Facebook page is blowing up ... with more than 15,000 likes and 3,700 comments.
Another guy -- Terry Bailey -- was arrested during the same police sweep, but his mug shot generated only 14 likes and 4 comments.
Life isn't fair. That said, we gotta ask ....
'Notorious B.I.G.' Star
Arrested for Domestic Violence
Stepson Called Police
6/9/2014 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who played Notorious B.I.G. got busted this weekend for an alleged domestic violence incident in front of his stepson ... TMZ has learned.
Jamal Woolard was arrested Saturday night in Gwinnett County, GA after police responded to a call about a domestic dispute.
According to law enforcement sources ... Woolard's 15-year-old stepson made the call to cops ... and said, "Dad hit Mom." We're told Woolard's wife told the boy to make the call.
38-year-old Woolard -- who played Biggie Smalls in the 2009 biopic "Notorious" -- was booked for battery, cruelty to children, and simple assault.
Story developing ...
Tracy Morgan Crash
Driver Turns Himself In
6/8/2014 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who crashed an 18 wheeler into Tracy Morgan's limo-bus turned himself in Saturday night after being charged with death by auto ... and he's already back out on the street.
35-year old Kevin Roper bonded out hours after being booked.
As we previously reported, Morgan was riding in a limo bus on the NJ Turnpike on his way home from a gig last night ... when it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler and overturned.
One person died in the crash -- Jimmy Mack McNair, a comic who was a passenger in Tracy's limo.
Morgan is in critical condition but according to one unconfirmed report he's conscious.
A rep for Walmart says Kevin has been suspended pending the police investigation's outcome.
'Talladega Nights' Star
Young 'Ricky Bobby'
Busted For Reckless Driving
6/6/2014 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The kid who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in "Talladega Nights" allegedly caused a 5-car pileup in Alabama Wednesday while driving more than double the speed limit -- so cops shake-n-baked him.
The Trussville PD says they put out an arrest warrant for Luke Bigham this week for driving 80 mph in a 35 zone and crashing his Lexus into another car ... causing the multi-car wreck.
Bigham was the only person hospitalized ... and he turned himself in the next day for misdemeanor reckless driving. He was processed and released.
If you 'aint first ... you're arrested.
Suspect is Alleged
Serial Car Thief
6/6/2014 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The man arrested for stealing Miley Cyrus' Maserati is currently facing 2 separate criminal charges of stealing cars ... and he's on the run, TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... Tylor Scott and Naomi Charles have been arrested for the burglary last weekend at Miley's place.
We've learned Scott was arrested in September for stealing his parents' car. According to the police report ... obtained by TMZ ... Scott told cops he just went on a joy ride "for the thrill of it."
We're told he crashed the ride and ditched it.
Days later he argued with his mom and stole another car, which he drove around for a few days until it got a flat ... and he left it in a 99 Cent Store parking lot.
In December, he was arrested for stealing a Mercedes CLK near the University of Arizona. According to the police report ... a month before he walked into an open garage, saw the keys hanging from the wall and made off with it.
The docs say he has a drug problem -- reinforced by the fact that cops found a pipe in the Mercedes with marijuana residue.
Scott never showed up for court so there's a warrant out for his arrest.
TMZ broke the story ... Scott and Charles allegedly abandoned Miley's Maserati on a Simi Valley street almost immediately after taking it.
John Elway's Son
After Allegedly Ripping Out GF's Hair
6/2/2014 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Elway got out and proceeded to pull [victim] out of the vehicle by her hair causing her hair extensions and some of her real hair to be ripped out."
TMZ Sports has obtained John Elway III's mug shot ... taken after he was arrested in Denver for allegedly ripping his girlfriend out of his car by her hair.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Elway's girlfriend claims she was having a verbal dispute with the 24-year-old around 1:40 AM on May 31st ... when he stopped the car and things got violent.
The GF says she attempted to stand up and get back in the car but Elway "pushed her down to the ground again."
The GF claims she suffered scrapes to both knees. Elway was tracked down and arrested for disturbing the peace and assault. Bail was set at $550. His father picked him up from jail.
FYI -- Elway III was a former college quarterback who was a member of the Arizona State University football program before quitting the team a few years ago.
Eagles Fan Sues
Cop Smashed My Face at Concert
6/1/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is enough to make anyone "hate the f***ing Eagles, man" -- a fan claims a cop arrested her for NO REASON at an Eagles concert ... after smashing her face and breaking her elbow.
Jamie Voelk is accusing Officer Molly Fischer of doing the damage last year in Minneapolis, and she's now filed a lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- claiming Fischer's excessive force put her in the hospital.
Voelk was at the concert minding her own business when an event security guard bumped into her, and then Fischer pounced, immediately escorting her outside ... according to the suit.
In the docs, Voelk claims Fischer slammed her face into a metal storefront curtain, fractured her elbow ... and then placed her under arrest.
Voelk was later booked for "obstruction of the legal process" ... but in her suit she claims the charge is slated for dismissal.
Voelk is suing Fischer, the city of Minneapolis, the police department, and AEG ... the concert promoter ... for excessive force, false arrest, battery, and infliction of emotional distress. She wants at least $50,000.