Disturbed man allegedly killed ‘weird’ family who took him in!

ows_152415344551150William L. Hillman

A 21-year-old man fatally beat a mother and son who let him live in their rural Minnesota home, and the suspect offered no explanation to authorities other than his victims were “weird,” according to murder charges filed Thursday.

William L. Hillman, who has a history of mental illness and violence, was charged in Otter Tail County District Court with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Denise McFadzen, 42, and Dalton McFadzen, 21. Hillman appeared in court Thursday and remains jailed.

Another son alerted the Sheriff’s Office to the attacks, and a deputy and a Perham police officer located their bodies about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday in the home off a long gravel road in Gorman Township, roughly 8 miles north of Perham.

Court records in nearby Cass County show that Hillman was ruled mentally ill in June 2016, soon after he punched his mother and threatened to kill her. He was committed to the Minnesota Security Hospital at St. Peter for treatment. That commitment ended in November 2017.

A psychologist’s evaluation leading up to the ruling concluded that Hillman was suffering from a “thought disorder” that hindered his ability to recognize reality. “He does pose a substantial likelihood of physical harm to others,” Dr. Charles Chmielewski wrote in his assessment.

1adouble041918Dalton McFadzen, 21, and Denise McFadzen, 42, were victims of “homicidal violence” Tuesday in a rural home near Perham, Minn., according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the criminal complaint:

Denise McFadzen’s body was outside the entrance to the home, while her son’s body was in a bed. They had been beaten on the head with a large pipe wrench, which was located leaning on a wall and covered in blood, the document read.

Within moments of law enforcement learning of the killings, Hillman called 911 from a home down the road and said he had done a “bad thing” and should be arrested.

Under questioning and in bloodstained clothes, Hillman said he moved in with the McFadzens about six weeks earlier. The night before the killings, Hillman continued, he woke up in the middle of the night and doesn’t remember what happened next because everything went black.

An officer asked Hillman whether the McFadzens had ever threatened him, “and he said they had not,” the charges read. “He said they were just ‘weird.’ ”

He went on to say, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry I did it.”

Hillman also disclosed that he had hit his mother about two years earlier in Cass County, where he lived at the time. He was charged with a felony, but that case was dismissed based on mental illness, leading to his commitment to St. Peter for schizophrenia.

He said he was on medication for his illness “but stopped taking it five months ago,” about the time his commitment ended.

An online fundraising page is seeking contributions to pay for the victims’ funeral services and burial.

“Two people’s lives were senselessly taken by another individual,” campaign organizer Krystle Schwartz wrote. “They were the kindest, caring, loving people you would meet. They were kind enough to let someone in their lives without knowing the end result.”

Schwartz said Denise McFadzen leaves behind a husband of 20 years and other children.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Rudy Giuliani joins Trump legal team, hopes to end Russia probe in ‘a week or two’!

624810632

Rudy Giuliani (left) and Donald Trump

Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that he will join President Trump’s legal team and hopes to bring an end to the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling in “a week or two.”

“I’m going to join the legal team to try to bring this to a resolution,” Giuliani told The Post.

“The country deserves it. I’ve got great admiration for President Trump.

“I’ve had a long relationship with Bob Mueller. I have great respect for him. He’s done a good job.”

Giuliani, a former US Attorney, served as New York City’s mayor when Mueller was the FBI director.

“I don’t know yet what’s outstanding. But I don’t think it’s going to take more than a week or two to get a resolution. They’re almost there.

“I’m going to ask Mueller, ‘What do you need to wrap it up?’” he said.

The president’s effort to beef up his team following the resignation of John Dowd was slowed because of rapidly moving events abroad, including the Syrian civil war and negotiations with North Korea, according to The Daily Beast.

Giuliani is a staunch ally and frequent defender of the president, whom he has known for decades.

“What I did for New York City, Donald Trump will do for America,” the former mayor said at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in the summer of 2016.

“I have known Donald Trump for almost 30 years. And he has created and accomplished great things. But beyond that this is a man with a big heart. Every time New York City suffered a tragedy, Donald Trump was there to help.”

Giuliani will work with lawyers Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

County attorney announces charging decision in probe into Prince’s death.

 

 

Carver County attorney Mark Metz said the recording artist Prince died from an accidental fentanyl overdose after he took counterfeit pills containing the powerful painkiller.
“Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him,” Metz said.
There is no evidence showing how he obtained that counterfeit pill, he said. Because of that, there will be no criminal charges filed in the case, he said.
prince-dead-autopsy-experts-show-pp(Original story, published at 12:32 p.m.)
(CNN) — The Minnesota physician who saw Prince twice in the weeks before the artist’s death agreed to pay $30,000 to the US to settle allegations that he prescribed drugs to someone else knowing that Prince would take them.
The settlement comes nearly two years after Prince, the larger-than-life recording artist, was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, his home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The cause of death was an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office. He was 57.
Federal prosecutors and the Drug Enforcement Administration had opened an investigation into how Prince obtained the prescription medication, the agencies have said.
None of the medications found in Prince’s home was prescribed to him, according to court documents unsealed in April 2017. Some bottles of opioid painkillers in his home were prescribed to his former drummer and longtime friend Kirk Johnson, and other medications were found in vitamin bottles and envelopes, search warrants showed.
Dr. Michael Schulenberg did not admit liability as part of the agreement, which settled what law enforcement officials contended was a civil violation of the Controlled Substances Act.
“Doctors are trusted medical professionals and, in the midst of our opioid crisis, they must be part of the solution,” said US Attorney Greg Brooker. “As licensed professionals, doctors are held to a high level of accountability in their prescribing practices, especially when it comes to highly addictive painkillers.”

Amy S. Conners, Schulenberg’s attorney, said in a statement the settlement was made “in order to avoid the expense, delay, and unknown outcome of litigation.” The doctor made no admission of facts and denied any liability, she said.

Conners said that Schulenberg affirmed he did not prescribe opiates to any patient with the intention that they be given to Prince.
“After he learned of Prince’s addiction, he immediately worked to refer Prince to a treatment facility and to transfer care to a chemical dependency specialist,” Conners said. “Dr. Schulenberg has previously disclosed all information regarding his care and treatment of Prince to his employers, law enforcement, and regulatory authorities in the course of his complete cooperation with all related investigations.”
‘I’m outraged’
Carver County Attorney Mark Metz is expected to speak Thursday as to whether anyone will be charged in connection to Prince’s death.
Charles “Chazz” Smith, Prince’s cousin and drummer, said he was “outraged” by the decision.
“I know the DEA and the investigators and all of the law enforcement people went through Prince’s house with a fine-tooth comb and conducted this investigation to the best of their abilities. My hats off to them,” he said.
“I’m not outraged at them. I’m outraged by people in Prince’s inner circle not speaking up about what really happened. Those people who were around him when he died, they know what went on.”
Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, had a complicated history with opioids, the addicting painkillers. The day before he died, his team had called an opioid addiction specialist in California seeking urgent help for him, an attorney working for the specialist and his son said in 2016.
Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Lock them up! Eleven House Republicans demand Jeff Sessions prosecute Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe AND the FBI lovers!

A group of 11 Republican lawmakers is asking the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, as well as FBI agents and other top figures who feature in the Clinton email investigation.

‘Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately,’ according to the letter by Florida GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis and 10 other Republicans.

They complained about ‘dissimilar degrees of zealousness’ between how Clnton and President Trump were investigated, a reference to the Mueller probe.

4B4B1B7100000578-5631587-image-a-19_1524093308435

GOP lawmakers wrote attorney general Jeff Sessions urging criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton and others

On Comey, who is in the midst of a book tour criticizing President Trump, the GOP lawmakers say he his actions suggest ‘improper investigative conduct, potentially motivated by a political agenda.’

On Clinton, they mention how her campaign lawyer made payments to the firm that hired Christopher Steele to produce the dossier of damaging information on Trump. Trump brought up the issue in his press conference Wednesday.

For former obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch, they cite the Uranium One deal.

4B4B1CC000000578-5631587-image-a-20_1524093312843

ON TOUR: They also called for an investigation of former FBI Director James Comey

4B4B1B6000000578-5631587-image-a-21_1524093317454

LOCK HER UP? The lawmakers urged an investigation of Hillary Clinton

4B4B216C00000578-5631587-image-a-10_1524141172421

4B4B218C00000578-5631587-image-a-23_1524093326642

The criminal referral doesn’t have the force of law. Ordinary citizens also can urge investigations.

They also accuse fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe with potential criminal violations, and also raise concerns with FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, accusing them of ‘interference’ in the Clinton email probe.

Several of the signers of the letter also pushed a second special counsel to investigate Clinton, the Hill reported.

The letter comes as former FBI director James Comey does interviews on a book tour, where he has repeatedly accused President Trump of acting like a mob boss, and urging him to life the ‘cloud’ of the Russia investigation.

Trump said at a press conference Wednesday: ‘There’s been nobody tougher on Russia than President Donald Trump.’

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

 

Police: Father, 21-Month-Old Son Ambushed By Gunmen Outside Of Home!

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –A father and his 21-month-old son were seriously injured in a shooting on Wednesday night, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

Police say the father and young son were entering their vehicle around 8:40 p.m. where it was parked outside of their home near the intersection of 67th and Trinity Street in Southwest Philadelphia.

With the boy the back seat, police say that one or more people approached the car and fired at least eight shots into the driver’s side window.

The father then sped away from the scene and investigators say additional shots were then fired at the car. It’s believed that several of those shots entered into the back of the vehicle where police say the child was struck multiple times.

The father then drove the car straight to the nearby 12th District police station.

“Fortunately, there were medics that are joined to the facility where they rushed the kid off to Children’s Hospital where he is currently in critical condition. The 21-year-old  father was hit at least nine times, he was rushed by police to Presbyterian. He is in critical condition at this time,” said Lt. John Walker with the Philadelphia Police Department.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Get Ready for a Credit Score Boost as Tax Liens Fall off Reports!

073BFB41-8C34-47D9-ABDF-3717DA9688B8

Good news — you may see a bump in your credit score soon.

As of April 16, the three major credit bureaus officially removed all outstanding tax liens from consumer credit reports. The change was the result of long-anticipated requirements implemented by the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau (CFPB) after a review of credit reporting standards last year. In the review, the watchdog agency found credit reporting agencies often report erroneous information on consumer credit reports that they obtained from public records databases.

How much of a credit boost can you expect? If you had prior tax liens on your credit reports that will now fall off, don’t get too excited. Your score actually may not change much. VantageScore and FICO have each done studies about the potential impact the removal of civil judgements and tax liens will have on consumer credit scores, and the results were fairly modest. VantageScore found consumers would see only a 10-point increase and FICO estimated an increase of less than 20 points. The reason for such a meager credit score improvement could be because “most people who have judgments and liens have other unrelated derogatory entries, which is why the score changes aren’t terribly significant,” credit expert John Ulzheimer told MagnifyMoney.

Will this stop lenders from finding past liens on your record? In short, no, it won’t.

Liens are public record, and lenders looking to evaluate your credit can obtain records of any liens from other sources, such as LexisNexis, Ulzheimer says. For example, mortgage lenders will hire a title search company to search for outstanding liens against both borrower and seller in a real estate transaction, which goes above and beyond what will show up on a typical credit report.

Why the change is happening now: The decision to eliminate all tax liens follows a lawsuit last year that was settled with TransUnion to improve the accuracy of credit reports, further expanding the requirements the CFPB imposed last year. The lawsuit found there was “systemic inaccuracy of their judgment and lien records for many years,” said Leonard Bennett, founding partner of Consumer Litigation Associates and lead counsel in the lawsuit against TransUnion.

Bennett went on to say that one of the major problems with the reporting of liens and judgments on credit reports was the inconsistent sourcing of data. People with similar names were matched incorrectly, and this led to errors on credit reports. This can be further evidenced by a study the Federal Trade Commission did in 2013 that revealed that an alarming one in five consumers reported mistakes on their credit report, possibly as a result of false liens.

Currently only TransUnion is legally obligated to remove liens and judgments from credit reports, but Experian and Equifax are following suit to potentially preempt any lawsuits against them.

Are tax liens going to be taken off credit reports forever? Take note that the current removal of liens and judgments from credit reports is unlikely to be permanent. Bennett says if TransUnion can accurately prove it’s reporting liens to the correct customers, then they may be shown on credit reports again, but not for at least a year and a half.

Other changes: There were requirements imposed on all three bureaus in July 2017, per the National Consumer Assistance plan. This plan required civil judgment data to have a consumer’s name, address, Social Security number or date of birth before being added to a consumer’s credit report — creating more accurate reports.

Learn more: How to dispute credit report errors on your own

Check you credit report regularly. The best way to get ahead of false reports or fraud is to monitor your credit report using a free tool like My LendingTree (note: LendingTree is the parent company of MagnifyMoney) and request a free copy of your credit report. If you notice anything odd on your credit report, dispute it with the credit bureaus.

If you notice errors on your credit report, you will need to dispute them with both the credit reporting company — Equifax, Experian, TransUnion — and the company that provided the information (aka the information provider or furnisher; such as a bank, credit card company or landlord).

Step 1: Dispute errors with the credit reporting company. See below for several options:

Online

Mail

Phone

Equifax

https://www.ai.equifax.com/ CreditInvestigation/home.action

Mail this dispute form to: Equifax Information Services LLC P.O. Box 740256 Atlanta, GA 30348

(866) 349-5191

Experian

https://www.experian.com/ disputes/main.html

Mail a dispute letter to: Experian P.O. Box 4500 Allen, TX 75013

(888) 397-3742

TransUnion

https://dispute.transunion.com

Mail this dispute form to: TransUnion LLC Consumer Dispute Center P.O. Box 2000 Chester, PA 19022

(800) 916-8800

Step 2: Dispute the error with the company that provided the information. We recommend following the CFPB’s instructions and template for disputing the error.

The dispute process typically takes 30 days, and no longer than 45 days.

The 5 factors that make up your credit score

Your credit score is made up of five key factors that allow lenders to accurately assess your ability to manage credit:

Payment history — 35% of your score. This is the largest component of your credit score and is a record of your on-time or missed payments.

Amounts owed — 30% of your score: Utilization is the amount of your total credit limit you use versus how much credit you have access to. This is an important factor because it’s how lenders judge whether or not you can resist the temptation to use all your credit. If you tend to max out your credit line, you pose a greater risk than someone who uses a small amount of their credit. Try to keep this ratio under 30% as a rule of thumb.

Length of credit history — 15% of your score: The average length of your credit history across all credit products. This will fluctuate if you open a new credit card or take out a loan since your length of credit history will decrease — though it’ll bounce back in time. This is one reason it’s wise to keep old credit cards open, even if you don’t use them regularly.

New credit — 10% of your score: This is the frequency of credit inquiries and new accounts openings. Your score can take a slight dip from these actions, especially if they’re within a small time period.

Credit mix — 10% of your score: This is the different types of credit you have, including loans, mortgages and credit cards.

The post Get Ready for a Credit Score Boost as Tax Liens Fall off Reports appeared first on MagnifyMoney.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!