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Teen Boy Kills His Entire Family After Learning The Truth About His Parents



When an at-risk teenage boy learned the truth about his mother, he lost all control of himself and quickly spiraled out of control. The boy, 14, learned that his mother was not his biological parent, which set him off on a path of destruction. In the time since learning the truth about his family’s history, he started behaving more aggressively – taking out his anger on animals (burning them alive) as well as breaking into his school off-hours.

However, the teenager turned murderous and decided to get his hands on a firearm so he could do something that could never be taken back. The teenager turned that gun on his family members, shooting them all dead because he had learned that his entire life had been one big lie.

The teenager’s murder victims included his non-biological mother as well as several children, including a 6-month old boy, a 5-year-old girl, and a 6-year-old boy. Following the brutal killing of his family, the teen was charged with their murders in juvenile court. Despite the slaying of multiple people, including three innocent children, the Alabama court system only has the power to lock him up in a juvenile detention facility for about a year – which will release him back into the public in no time.

The maximum sentence that Alabama allows their judges to administer is detention until the teen’s 21st birthday. However, the laws of the Southern state also allow prosecutors to try children as adults if the judge also approves that motion. Since this teenager is clearly a threat to society at large – after going on a killing spree for learning the dark truth about his family – he might make a candidate for being tried as an adult.

The Alabama teen killed five family members at his family’s home on Ridge Road in the small Southern town of Elkmont. Located in the northern section of Alabama in Limestone County, the multiple murders were a shock to the local community who never saw it coming.

However, the cousin of the murderer, Daisy McCarty, noticed the teen acting strangely ever since he learned that his mother was not his biological parent. He had learned the truth about his biological parents at least a week prior to his murdering of his family.

After he learned the truth about his biological mother, he took out his rage on animals. He began burning them alive. Then he broke into his school and caused a ruckus. This all escalated to mass murder, resulting in the gruesome deaths of five family members.

Besides the children mentioned above, the teen killed his father, John Sisk, and his stepmother, Mary Sisk, whom he had thought was his biological mother until recently. The boy’s biological mother had died in 2011 in Indiana. And according to court records, the boy’s father was granted full custody of the boy in 2010.

The teen has confessed to the murders. He is assisting investigators with their search for the murder weapon, which was said to be a 9mm handgun. It was not reported where the underage murderer got his hands on the murder weapon.

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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.

Missing from the SJPD’s spelling of the word “heros” is the letter e.

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.

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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 .)

Read More : Why America’s vaccine rollout was a total disaster – and what it means for the next few months

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.

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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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