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NC man posts chilling Facebook video admitting he shot ex-wife: ‘She deserved what she had coming’



Authorities in Richmond, Virginia are on the lookout for a North Carolina man who may have made his way there after shooting his son and ex-wife, then admitting it online.

According to WWBT-TV, Earl Valentine kicked in the door at the woman’s home in Norlina, North Carolina around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, then entered, shot both her and the couple’s 15-year-old son in the chest, and left.

Officials said a protection order obtained by Valentine’s ex-wife expired shortly before the attack. The teen was able to notify authorities about the attack before dying at the scene. The woman survived but suffered critical injuries. She is currently listed in stable condition.

However, Valentine behaved as though he killed her in the video, which he posted on Facebook Live, apparently while driving away from the scene.

“What’s up everybody? I just killed my motherf*cking wife,” he says at one point. Later he says, “She lied on me, had warrants taken out on me. She drug me all the way down to nothing. I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming.”


Norlina Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew told WNCN-TV that he spoke to Valentine once on the phone after the shootings, but that his phone has since been turned off.

“I’ve been in law enforcement 20 years and I’ve never seen anything like this this guy is bragging about it on social media. No remorse whatsoever,” Bartholomew said. “When we spoke to him on the phone he told us he is basically armed and dangerous.”

Officials in Richmond are on alert because Valentine’s ex-wife has family in the area. They believe Valentine could also be en route to Columbia, South Carolina, where his mother lives.


In the video, Valentine says he’s “been very sick for months.”

“I don’t know if I’m gonna make it where I’m going, but if I don’t, I wish all of you a good life,” he says.

Watch WWBT’s report, as aired on Tuesday, below.


NBC12 – WWBT – Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Footage from Valentine’s video confession can be seen below.

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Nevada



Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in the US state of Nevada a decade ago, prosecutors said on Monday.

The Clark County District Attorney's Office said it had declined to prosecute the Portuguese star because it "cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt" that a sexual assault occurred.

Kathryn Mayorga, a former model, has claimed that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star reached a financial settlement with her following the incident but has denied allegations of sexual assault.

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‘They are lemmings’: Democratic strategist blasts Republicans as ‘the party of cowardice and complicity’



In a CNN panel Monday, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona unleashed on the way Republicans are continuing to give President Donald Trump a pass on his racist attacks on four congresswomen of color.

In a press availability, Trump told reporters that the four women are changing the Democratic Party, saying no one knows how to handle them.

After playing the tape, one of the panelists off-camera could be heard saying, "He's such a liar."

"It’s so insulting that he even talks about these four young women of color as 'people who need to be handled,'" Cardona said of Trump's casual misogyny. "They are elected members of Congress. They deserve respect. What I think really drives this president crazy is that they are young, and they are women of color, and that they are doing things that really take him off of his message. And they are also exposing what many of us have already known — that he is a racist, that he has taken a playbook out of the handbook of white supremacists telling them to 'send her back.' And then — then using that at his rallies and saying he doesn’t agree with it."

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Georgetown Law professor: Top broadcaster ‘likely’ killed interview because Buttigieg is gay



A prominent Georgetown Law professor says Cumulus Media likely blocked an interview one of its country music station hosts had conducted with Pete Buttigieg from airing because the Democratic presidential candidate is gay.

After Huffpost reported that Blair Garner had been told by Cumulus Media he could not air any part of his interview with Buttigieg, Cumulus – the number three broadcaster in the nation of AM and FM radio stations – claimed the decision was based on the “equal time rule.”

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