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Boy, 15, ‘Kills Parents And Sister And Posts Pictures Online’ Before Shooting Himself

Boy, 15, ‘kills parents and sister and posts pictures online’ before shooting himself

William Quince Colburn III, 15, allegedly posted pictures of his dead relatives on social media, with officers tracking him down to a caravan park in Ingleside, Texas

A 15-year-old boy reportedly killed his parents and younger sister before posting gruesome pictures of their bodies online and then taking his own life.

William Quince Colburn III is said to have shot his 53-year-old mum Jana Colburn on her birthday, alongside his dad William Colburn Jr, 63, and 13-year-old sister Emma.

The teenager also allegedly killed the family’s two dogs, with officers discovering the ‘graphic scene’ inside the trailer on Wednesday morning.

Police tracked down the teen after he shared pictures of his dead relatives on social media and threatened to carry out a school shooting.

Officers asked the shooter to step outside the caravan in Ingleside, Texas, and then heard a single gunshot followed by ‘the thud of a person falling to the ground’.

Texas Aransas Pass Police Department said: “Entry was made into the RV and immediately discovered the graphic scene shared over social media.

“The male juvenile was likewise found deceased from a gunshot wound. In total, investigators found four deceased bodies and two deceased dogs.”

Jana Colburn’s daughter Mahria Martin Batts has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral costs.

On the page, which has raised more than £8,700, she wrote: “This morning, we all woke up excited to tell our mother a Happy 53rd Birthday.

“Instead, we were devastated with news that has broken us to our core. At approximately 8am, my brother, Marvin, received a phone call that no one ever wants to receive.

“He was contacted by a judge in Aransas Pass, Texas that a tragedy had taken place.

“We were told that there was an incident that had taken the lives of our mother (Jana Colburn would be 53 today), father (William “Buck” Colburn Jr. 62), little sister (Emma Colburn 13) and brother (William “Quince” Colburn III 15).

“As you can imagine, this is hard for us right now. This is not something we ever imagined to happen. We were not prepared for 1 loss, yet alone 4. Especially our siblings.

“We are hurt. We do not understand. We are lost. We are angry.”

San Patricio County Sheriff Oscar Rivera said officers spoke with the gunman before he took his own life.

Mr Rivera said: “Shortly after 2 am DPS McAllen contacted our office that a 15 year old male posted disturbing photos on social media of his deceased family members stating he killed them.

“Aransas Pass PD called us moments later that they received the same information and that he threatened to continue his violence at an area school.

“Our deputies working with Aransas Pass & Ingleside PD were able to locate his RV residence.

“The officers approached the residence and spoke with a male from the outside of the RV & asked him to come out. He said no then a single gun shot was heard.”

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I Will Soon Start Signing Death Warrants- Bala Mohammed

Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has disclosed that he will soon start to sign death warrants.

Mohammed made this known on Friday in Bauchi while signing the Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill and a bill for the establishment of the Bauchi state penal code, into law.

In Nigeria, state governors are legally backed to sign the death warrants.

Since 2012, no governor has been reported to have signed death warrants.

“We will soon be signing some death sentences because there are many and because of justice which has to be taken to a logical conclusion

“I know some governors are running away from signing the death sentences because they exercise restraints on the basis that there may be some element of error.

“But to me, I will leave it to my lord (the chief judge) who will prosecute. It’s not my fault. If it is brought to my attention, I will do it.”

“As for the Violence against Persons Prohibition Act, we know that we are the first in the northern part of the country to enact the law, which is a member’s bill incidentally from the honourable speaker, and it has earned us a lot of respect in the country.

“But because of some noticed gaps, it was taken back and it was corrected. We thank the house for making the corrections.”

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Court Sacks 13 Ebonyi LG Bosses, 171 Councilors

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki has again nullified the Ebonyi Local Government Elections and sacked all the 13 Council chairmen in the state.

The court also sacked all the councilors and 171 ward chairmen of the state.

The court had on Aug. 25, nullified the council polls of May 31.

Ruling on the matter with suit NO: FHC/AI/CS/224/2022 on Friday, Justice Fatun Riman ordered the seizure of the monthly federal allocation of the chairmen pending when rightful Chief Executives were elected into office.

Fatun restated that the councils election by the State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) on May 31 was illegal and unconstitutional.

Mr Mudi Erenede, Counsel to the plaintiff said he was happy over the judgment and commended the court.

“In the judgement today, the court has agreed that the Ebonyi State High court has no powers to override or set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court because it is not an Appeal Court.

“Those people, who are parading themselves as chairmen are not there legally.

“They were appointed by whoever that appointed them. CBN, Attorney General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Finance are all defendants in this suits,” he stated.

The counsel to Ebonyi State Government, Mr Roy Nweze, said there was no need responding to a judgment that had already been delivered by the court.

Nweze said that the matter would be appealed without delay.


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Naval College Graduates 245 Officers, Personnel

The newly graduated personnel of the Officers’ Application Course 20 of the Nigerian Naval Engineering College (NNEC), Sapele in Delta, have been urged to remain committed to the service of the nation.

Rear Adm. Monday Unurhiere, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Naval Training Command, made the plea at the graduation ceremony of the 245 Under Training Personnel of the Officers’ Application Course 20 in Sapele.

Unurhiere, represented by Rear Adm. Baratuaipri Iyalla, said that the call became necessary in view of the security, economic and social challenges currently facing the country.

The naval chief urged the graduands to make deliberate efforts to improve themselves on the job by way of taking advantage of modern technology and also tapping into the wealth of experience of their superiors.

“Let me remind you that as officers of the Nigerian Navy, you are charged with enormous responsibility and your unswerving allegiance is to the Nation.

“The confidence reposed in you must not be taking for granted, especially at this time that our national aspirations are being threatened by numerous security, economic and social challenges.

“As such, you may find yourself being called upon to serve beyond your technical capability due to the prevailing situation in the country,” he said.

Unurhiere acknowledged the efforts of the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, for creating the enabling environment for training and continued financial support to NNEC.

According to him, this has helped the College to contribute more to the technological advancement of Nigerian Navy and the nation at large.

He urged the graduands, especially the under training personnel, to maintain the current tempo in sustaining training and other naval activities.

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