Funeral home owner felt ‘caught’ by brutal obituary

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When Leslie Ray Charping died last month at the age of 74, his daughter Sheila Smith penned a brutal assessment of his life. Now a funeral home owner in Texas is speaking out after he made the decision to post the scathing obituary. See the remembrance in full, get the funeral home owner’s take and get the daughter’s staunch defense of her share.

MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Rod Demery explains how his mother’s murder led him to life as an investigator

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The circumstances of the Rod Demery mother murder are these. Barbara Sue Demery was shot to death in Sweeny TX on May 8th, 1969. Rod was 3; his brother Patrick was 5. Barbara was living with her new husband, Jerry Armstead, at the time; Barbara was in her “early 20s,” while Jerry was “eighteen years […]

VH1’s new series The Breaks has Afton Williamson poised for hip hop and acting stardom

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VH1 is set to go live with its newest show–and first non-reality TV series in some time. The Breaks is based on the network’s hugely successful 2016 movie of the same name, and is set in an early 90s New York City about to explode with hip hop. And no one better personifies the excitement or the drama of the era than the character Nikki Jones, brought to life by soon-to-be-superstar Afton Williamson.