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Memphis man charged in roommate’s death after human head falls out of ripped trash bag

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A Memphis man was arrested after a scrap collector spotted a human head fall out of a ripped trash bag.

Michael Wilson Jr., 36, was charged with second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in the death of his roommate.

He asked Lacedric Ruffin to pick up some scrap metal Saturday from his home, and the other man noticed Wilson pull a large black bag from a trash can and try to place it into a metal bucket.

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Ruffin said the bag started to rip, and a severed head fell out.

“I’m like, ‘Man, what the hell you got going on, bro?’” Ruffin said. “He said something like he didn’t mean to kill him. I said, ‘Kill who, brother? I don’t want to know who that is, I don’t want to know. You don’t got to tell me.’”

He said Wilson admitted there were also two severed hands inside the garbage bag, which Ruffin believes Wilson intended to slip onto the back of his truck with the other items.

“If that bag hadn’t busted, I would have had a head going to the junk yard,” Ruffin said.

Ruffin is on parole, and he said his fingerprints were all over Wilson’s backyard from the scrap pickup, so he called police right away to report what he’d seen and deny involvement.

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Wilson remains held on $2 million bond in the slaying of his roommate, identified as 48-year-old Andre Cook.

Cook had moved in just days before the slaying with Wilson, who neighbors said had stopped taking medication for his schizophrenia months ago.

Watch this video report posted online by WREG-TV:

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Here’s how bad things are for Trump after the Supreme Court ruling: columnist

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In a piece for Vanity Fair, columnist Eric Lutz addressed the degree to which President Donald Trump is in trouble after the ruling by the Supreme Court on his financial records.

Trump has spent the better part of four years fighting any transparency about his finances and taxes, which many have suspected might reveal illegal activity.

"He's not going to release his tax returns," said senior adviser Kellyanne Conway in 2017. "We litigated this all through the election. People didn't care."

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"Trump is not only using this right-wing information bubble to exploit his supporters," Gerson writes. "He also seems, increasingly, to have taken up residence there. As his failures have multiplied, his hold on political reality has loosened. Trump has become our boy in the bubble, with an intellectual immune system too weak for him to survive exposure to reality."

All sources of dissent and critical thinking have been removed systematically removed from his administration -- — posts formerly held by Rex Tillerson, James Mattis and Dan Coats, have now been replaced by sycophants, according to Gerson.

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‘Another hoax’: Trump whines and rambles about Supreme Court and New York in latest meeting

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After spending most of the day whining on Twitter, President Donald Trump spoke to the press from the White House Thursday afternoon to call questions about his taxes and financial documents a "witch hunt."

Trump has used the term to reference the Russia scandal, the Ukraine scandal, cases against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, his friend Roger Stone and any other topics he chooses on any given day.

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