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« Reply #435 on: May 28, 2020, 11:11:14 am »
Thursday, 28th May 2o2o
White Man Arrested After Allegedly Grabbing Reporter and Shouting Profanity While She Was Live On-Air
by Ashley Boucher

An Illinois man has been arrested after allegedly grabbing a television reporter while she was giving a live news update.

During Gaynor Hall's live shoot on Saturday's 10 p.m. WGN News broadcast, 20-year-old Eric Farina "grabbed the reporter around her shoulders and uttered a profane and disturbing statement," according to a Shorewood police news release obtained by PEOPLE Wednesday.

The incident took place while Hall, 37, was reporting on wind damage about 45 miles south of Chicago, NBC News reported.

Farina has been charged with disorderly conduct and battery, according to the news release.

"Shorewood Detectives located Farina on Sunday morning at his residence," the police statement said.

"Farina made a full confession and was placed under arrest, bonded, and released."

Farina was released on a $2,500 recognizance bond.

It was not clear if Farina has legal representation, or if he has entered a plea.

Hall asked for help identifying her assailant on Fakebook Saturday, later updating the post for the public's help in identifying him.

"Thanks to your help, he was identified and arrested. Thank you all so much for your kind words and support. I am ok and I appreciate you more than you know," she wrote.

"A brief note to the young man who jumped in my liveshot tonight: It was not funny," Hall previously wrote, sharing a still from the broadcast of Farina's face.

"You violated my personal space. You grabbed me. You scared me. Was it worth it?"

Fellow WGN reporter Jackie Bange also asked for help finding out Farina's identity.

"To the good people of Shorewood: do you recognize this guy??" Bange wrote on Fakebook Saturday, sharing the same photo. "He just assaulted our reporter during her 10pm live shot. Hes an absolute idiot and should be charged with assault!"

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« Reply #436 on: Today at 01:59:17 pm »
Tuesday, 2nd May 2o2o
by Luke Money

Authorities are investigating whether a convicted murderer who claimed to be an ancient vampire and drank the blood of his victims after slashing their throats may have killed a fellow inmate in a prison shower.

Joshua Rudiger, 42, has been placed into segregated housing pending an investigation, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Authorities say he was in the showers at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton at the same time that 40-year-old Aaron Coderre was attacked.

Prison staff found Coderre unresponsive about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

They attempted to revive him, but he "succumbed to an injury consistent with being attacked by a weapon," authorities said.

The death is being investigated as a homicide.

Coderre was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for first-degree attempted murder, authorities said.

Rudiger, of Oakland, was convicted of second-degree murder and assault after attacking four homeless San Francisco residents in 1998 so he could drink their blood, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

One of Rudiger's victims died after he slashed her throat, the newspaper reported.

According to the Chronicle, Rudiger has a history of mental illness and told police in a videotaped statement that he was a 2,000-year-old vampire.

During the trial, Rudiger's attorney said his client drank his victims' blood to obtain "vitality," the newspaper reported at the time.

Rudiger was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole, according to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The facility where he is being held provides mental and medical health care "to inmates who have the most severe and long-term needs," department officials said.