Lisa Miceli

SEAFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man faces manslaughter and other charges after police said he ran over and killed his longtime girlfriend.

It all started when Robert Savinetti, 57, of Melville, and his girlfriend got into an argument while having dinner at a Seaford restaurant Tuesday night.

The couple took the fight outside, where police said the situation escalated.

Nassau County Police Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said Savinetti got into his SUV and started to drive away as his girlfriend banged on the passenger side door to let her in.

“As she was banging on the car, she got caught up in the wheels and the male ran the female over,” Fitzpatrick said.

Savinetti drove off but eventually returned to the scene, police said.

His 44-year old girlfriend, Lisa Miceli, was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.

In court papers, a police officer is quoted as saying that he asked Savinetti why he left his girlfriend there and he said he wanted to teach her a lesson about her smoking, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.

Prosecutors said Savinetti was drunk with a blood alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit.

He is charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving scene of fatal collision and two counts of driving while intoxicated.

He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Authorities are investigating whether Savinetti ran over his girlfriend intentionally.


Abed Hannan Yaghoub


Germany: Muslim migrants kill another Muslim migrant for smoking during Ramadan

A Syrian Kurdish refugee resided in Germany, stated on his Facebook account that a group of Arab men stabbed Abed Hannan Yaghoub to death after they found him smoking cigarette and refusing to fast as it is Ramadan, the Muslim’s holy month during which they avoid eating, drinking and smoking in daytime….


The Martyrs Of Mosul



ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday executed six men in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province for selling cigarettes, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

Smoking or selling cigarettes has been for years banned under the rule of the ISIS self-declared Caliphate in areas under the group’s control in Iraq and Syria. Those who violate ISIS regulations are exposed to brutal punishment, mostly public execution.

“The ISIS-led Islamic Police of Hisba arrested six men in Mosul on charges of selling cigarettes. They were then referred to the Sharia Court which ordered their immediate execution on Wednesday on charges of violating the rules imposed by their alleged Caliphate,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News in Mosul.

The six men were publicly executed by firing squad in the Bursa square in central Mosul, eyewitnesses told ARA News.

“Hundreds of people witnessed the brutal execution. The victim’s corpses were then moved to the al-Tib al-Adli hospital in Mosul,” the source reported.

Sandra Bland

Daily Mail

Sandra Bland’s independent autopsy completed as family reveal dash cam footage shows the incident that led to her arrest began with disagreement over a cigarette


A lawyer for the family of Sandra Bland has revealed that newly seen dash cam footage shows how the confrontation that led to her arrest began with a disagreement over a cigarette.

Bland was found dead at the Waller County Jail in Texas three days after she was pulled over for a traffic violation and taken into custody for allegedly being ‘uncooperative’, authorities said.

Police said three days later the 28-year-old hanged herself with a plastic bag, an account her family disputed and led them to order an independent autopsy – which was completed on Monday.

Results of the autopsy have not yet been released, according to CBS News.

The Texas Department of Public Safety claimed the state trooper who pulled Bland over on July 10 for failing to signal a lane change was being ‘argumentative and uncooperative’ and allegedly kicking an officer.

Cannon Lambert, the family’s lawyer, said there is no footage from the dash cam that shows Bland hitting an officer.

Lambert told NBC News that the video at first shows the trooper returning to Bland’s car after running her license and insurance with what appears to be a written warning.

He said the trooper can then be heard asking Bland to put out her cigarette, a request to which she responds, ‘Why do I have to put out a cigarette when I’m in my own car?’

‘That seemed to irritate him to the point where he said, “Get out of the car”‘, Lambert said.

Lambert said the trooper is then seen trying to ‘force her out of the car by way of opening the door’ and that Bland attempted to record him on her cell phone until she saw him pull out his Taser.

The attorney said Bland then complied with the trooper and exited the vehicle.

A video recorded by a bystander of Bland’s arrest shows at least one officer holding her to the ground outside by her car.

Bland can be heard on the film saying to one of the officers: ‘You just slammed my head into the ground. Do you not even care about that? I can’t even hear.’

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper who pulled Bland over violated traffic stop procedures and the department’s courtesy policy and has since been assigned to administrative duties.

The department also said Friday that the dash cam footage will be released as soon as possible.

Berkeley Balcony Collapse


N Y Times:

Residents here said that apartments were often crammed with students trying to hold down living costs, and that people typically went out to the balcony to smoke.


Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster, Lorcan Miller and Eimear Walsh, all 21-year-olds from Ireland and Ashley Donohoe, 22, of Rohnert Park, were killed Tuesday when the balcony they were standing on snapped off the fifth floor of a Berkeley apartment building during a birthday party. Thirteen people were tossed 50 feet to the street below. The other seven remain hospitalized.

Lee Pearsall


Man falls to his death ‘while smoking cigarette out of window’ on Christmas Day

A man plunged to his death while smoking a cigarette out of an open window on Christmas Day, it is believed.

Named locally as Lee Pearsall, the 30-year-old builder had been drinking with pals in a local pub in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, on Christmas Eve but left early to go home. He then leaned out of an upstairs window for a smoke but lost his balance and tumbled to the ground.

It is believed he was discovered by his mother Lynne the following morning and police and the ambulance service were called at about 10.30am.

Tragically he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family friend Wendy Collins, whose daughter Kerry-Leigh Wileman was a former girlfriend of Mr Pearsall, said: “It is just an absolute tragedy, shocking at any time of year but even worse at Christmas.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 10.32am on Thursday 25 December by the Ambulance Service to an address on Ellershaw Lane, Conisbrough.

“A 30-year-old man had been found outside the address and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

“Police do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances and are preparing a file for the coroner.”

Mrs Collins added to the The Star: “Kerry-Leigh and Lee had stayed really good friends. She couldn’t speak highly enough of him and has been in bits since Christmas Day.”

On Facebook Miss Wileman posted: “Good night to my beautiful friend Lee. Such a shining star in this cruel world.

“A heart of pure gold and the soul of an angel. I couldn’t be more heartbroken with the thought of not seeing you again.”

Unnamed Man

Times of India

TNN | Aug 27, 2014, 12.12AM IST

NEW DELHI: A 30-year-old man was stabbed six times by a stranger after he smoked out a few puffs on his face. The brazen murder took place outside Nangloi metro station in west Delhi on Monday night.

The man was found lying in a pool of blood behind the station by two patrol policemen around 11.30pm who heard him call for help. When the police reached him, he pointed out to a direction saying that he was stabbed by someone. Police nabbed the killer after a chase.

Jahid (26) told police the victim had come out of the Metro station and lit a cigarette near a shop. He took a few puffs in Jahid’s direction. Jahid asked him to stub the cigarette as he did not like the smell, triggering an argument.

During the scuffle, Jahid stabbed the man a few times and fled after he saw police walking towards him. They rushed the injured man to a local hospital where he died during treatment. A case of murder has been registered.