The Other McCain

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Seven Killed in ‘Cold-Blooded’ Murder

  Valhermoso Springs is an Alabama town in Morgan County about 20 miles south of Hunstsville. Last week, this quiet rural community was the scene of a horrific murder in which seven people were shot to death: Seven people were killed in a mass shooting at a residence in Morgan County late Thursday. The shooting […]

Aniah Blanchard Murder Suspect Blames His Victim: Teenager ‘Went for the Gun’

  This should make everyone extremely angry: Alabama college student Aniah Blanchard apparently fought back against accused killer Ibraheem Yazeed, according to court records made public Wednesday. Capital murder charges against Yazeed were announced last week and in an affidavit supporting those charges, an investigator said Yazeed told an acquaintance he shot Blanchard and she […]

Murder Charge Expected; Authorities Confirm Aniah Blanchard’s Remains

Ibraheem Yazeed, 29 (left) is suspected of murdering Aniah Blanchard, 19 (right). She disappeared Oct. 23: Authorities have positively identified the remains found in rural Macon County as those of Aniah Blanchard. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences has positively identified the remains as those of […]

Authorities: Remains of Aniah Blanchard Found; Two More Suspects Charged

Aniah Blanchard (front center) with her family. We reported earlier this month on the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old college student who was reportedly abducted in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23. Blanchard is the step-daughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, and on Nov. 7, police arrested suspect Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, who had fled to […]

Why Wasn’t Ibraheem Yazeed in Jail?

Aniah Blanchard (front center) with her family. “The warrant affidavit for [Ibraheem] Yazeed says blood discovered in the passenger’s side of [Aniah Blanchard’s] car was indicative of someone suffering a life threatening injury.” Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that this beautiful 19-year-old girl will be found alive, and the suspect will likely face murder charges: The […]

Police Arrest Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, in Disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, 19

Probably the suspect was resisting arrest, or something. Far be it from me to imagine that a fugitive apprehended in the kidnapping of a teenager might have been intentionally injured by the cops who caught him, because accidents happen. (Nudge, nudge.) All things considered, Ibraheem Yazeed should count himself lucky that one of the police […]

Emily (a/k/a ‘Ross’) McFarland ‘Harbored Animosity’ Toward Victim, Police Say

  Sunday, we reported on the murder of Martha White, 66, in Auburn, Alabama. A news account stated that the suspect in that case, named as Ross Jonathan McFarland, 16, was “publicly known to identify as male” and yet was “being held at the Lee County Detention Facility as a female.” The latest news clarifies […]

Transgender Teen Charged With Murdering Father’s Fiancée in Alabama

  Pay close attention or you could miss the transgender angle: A Lee County Judge has ordered an Auburn teen charged with Murder be held without bond due to public safety concerns on behalf of the Lee Co. District Attorney’s Office. 16-year-old Ross McFarland is charged in Thursday’s shooting death of 66-year-old Martha White. White […]

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