A Chicago mom is facing a first degree murder charge for taking the life of her own daughter in a brutal attack. The victim, five-year-old Serenity Arrington, was stabbed multiple times by her mother. The little girl eventually died from her injuries.
Chicago police officers identified the suspect as Simone Austin, a 27-year-old resident of East Garfield Park. In the early morning of September 26, police were summoned to the family’s apartment at the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard. They were tipped off by multiple calls from neighbors who claimed that a girl was stabbed.
When the police arrived around 9 a.m., they were disturbed at what they found. The 5-year-old girl was laying in her own pool of blood. Firefighters who first arrived at the home were making efforts to tend to the victim.
Photo: Chicago Police
The girl was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. However, Serenity succumbed to her severe injuries and was later pronounced dead at the Stroger hospital, according to Meaww.
A later autopsy report from the Cook County medical examiner’s office revealed that the girl suffered from “multiple incised wounds” to the neck likely caused by a knife. Her death was tagged as homicide.
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Another sibling witnessed the crime
When the police arrived at the home, they were met by a woman standing outside the residence. Chicago police officer Jose Jara claimed that the woman seemed calm and appeared to be waiting for the police.
The victim’s 8-year-old sister told investigators that she saw her mom pull a knife under the pillow and stab Serenity. During the attack, the little girl repeatedly said she was sorry and pleaded her mom to stop.
Even when she was arrested, Austin refused to talk to the cops. Neighbor’s claimed that the mother acted ‘out of character.’ They described her as a ‘good mother’ who often watch as her kids played outside.
Investigators are now working to find out more details on the case and to uncover if the suspect had any existing mental illness. Meanwhile, the Chicago mom was charged with first degree murder for the brutal slaying of her daughter. She is set to appear in court in October 19.
Victim remembered by neighbors
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Even though the family just moved into the neighborhood this summer, the cheerful little girl had already made an impression with their neighbors.
In an interview with Fox 32, Tom Latimer, the family’s next-door neighbor claimed that Serenity and her sister would always ride their bikes outside.
“We had met them about a month ago because they had just moved in and they were living right across the alley from me as I said. And they had a kitten or a cat and they liked animals. They would visit with my dog and they brought their cat to meet my wife who’s a cat person.”
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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police
Just throw in the “e” for effort.
A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.
“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.
Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.
Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out
The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.
On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.
Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.
An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”
There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)
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10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.
In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)
Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:
For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.
“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .
Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.
“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.
People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting
PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.
According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”
“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”
According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.
The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.
Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
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