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StarWars [m] SAD STORY: Mum and lesbian partner murders 2-year-old boy, subjected to 'heartless cruelty' before he died (Photos)

Posted May 31, 2016, 7:45 pm

A MOTHER and her civil partner have been found guilty of murdering her two-year-old son.

Toddler Liam Fee was subjected to “unyielding, heartless cruelty” before he died, a murder trial was told.

Today his lesbian parents Rachel Trelfa, 31, and her partner Nyomi Fee, 29, were convicted of killing the two-year-old boy.

They have always denied his murder. Instead they say another young boy, who cannot be identified because of his age, was responsible for Liam's death.

Little Liam was found dead at his home near Glenrothes in Fife on March 22 2014, after suffering a ruptured heart as a result of severe blunt force trauma to his body.

The eight women and six men of the jury spent around eight hours over two days considering their verdicts in the case at the High Court in Livingston.

The women, originally of Ryton, Tyne and Wear, were also found guilty of a catalogue of abuse against two other young boys, including one they falsely blamed for Liam's death.

Liam Fee started out in life as a happy-go-lucky child with a cheeky smile and his whole future ahead of him.

But the blonde-haired, blue-eyed toddler suffered a life of pain and neglect, cut short in the most brutal way by the very people who should have been caring for him.

The injuries which ended the two-year-old's all-too-short existence were so bad they could have been seen in road crash victims, his murder trial heard.

It was more than two years ago when Liam was found lifeless at his house in Fife.

Newspaper headlines from the time claiming Liam had died "in a house full of snakes" suggested his upbringing was, at the very least, unusual.

But when the case came to court, the full horror of his suffering unfolded.

Paediatric pathologist Dr Paul French told how Liam died after suffering a ruptured heart caused by a severe blunt force injury to his torso.

Horrific as the fatal injury was, it was far from the only injury suffered by Liam during his short life.

The pathologist found fractures to the boy's upper arm and thigh, likely sustained in separate events in the hours and days before the child died.

Jurors listened as the expert detailed more than 30 external injuries he found on the toddler's body, most of them "in keeping with blunt force trauma".

These included an abrasion and laceration to the back of the head, bruises on his shin and thigh and external injuries to the genital area.

Not all the bruises could be explained away as "the rough and tumble" of a toddler.

Liam also showed signs of neglect.

rown Office production of Rachel Fee during a police interview. Liam Fee who was found dead in the property in Thornton, Fif
This picture is from footage of Rachel Fee during a police interview shortly after her son Liam was found dead in the property in Thornton, Fife SWNS

During the post-mortem, the expert noted the toddler as having a low body weight for his age; lower in fact than it had been a full eight months earlier.

Prior to his death, it was clear that Liam had started to retreat from the outside world, another pointer to the harm he was suffering at the hands of his supposed carers.

Fee and Trelfa appeared to tell anyone who would listen that Liam had autism and even claimed health workers believed that to be the case.

Witnesses spoke of seeing the child in a buggy with a blanket over his head, apparently aimed at keeping him calm.

But the court heard a diagnosis of autism under the age of three would be highly unusual and could only happen in very severe cases. Other witnesses told the court they had no difficulties with Liam when they spent time with him.

Defenceless Liam almost certainly spent his last few days in agony.

In evidence backing up the pathologist's findings, the court heard how mobiles belonging to the two accused were used to carry out internet searches on subjects such as "how do you die of a broken hip?'' and "how long can you live with a broken bone?''

Fee and Trelfa's phones were used to run the Google searches on March 19, 2014, three days before Liam was found dead.

Other searches made were for terms such as "morphine for children", "broken hip in baby", "will a hip fracture heal on its own?", and "how long can a broken leg take to heal?"

One search even returned a web page entitled "Can you die from a broken bone?".

The police officer who led the investigation into Liam Fee's death has said the two-year-old was subjected to "horrendous abuse" at the hands of his mother and her partner.

The pair forced two seven-year-old boys to eat dog excrement

Detective Inspector Rory Hamilton praised the bravery of two other boys, whose evidence meant Liam's mother, Rachel Trelfa or Fee, 31, and Nyomi Fee, 29, were convicted of the youngster's murder.

The two women had blamed another child for killing two-year-old Liam, with Mr Hamilton, of Police Scotland's major investigation team, stating: "Details of Liam's murder and the abuse carried out by the two women emerged during the course of interviews with two other boys in their care.

"During joint interviews with specially-trained detectives and officials from Fife Council, the evidence began to build towards a picture of horrendous abuse which directly contributed to the version of events being put forward by the two accused being utterly discredited.

"This was a complex, challenging and sensitive investigation which involved interviewing two young children to establish the level of abuse and neglect both they and Liam Fee had been subjected to.

"It was because of their courage that detectives were able to identify Rachel and Nyomi Fee as being responsible for a wide range of serious offences against three children."

Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham, lead officer for major crime and public protection, said: "Liam's murder has had a profound effect on everyone involved in the investigation and our thoughts are with his wider family.

"The death of a child is always traumatic but the murder of a child has a terrible and lasting impact on the family, on the wider community and on the carers and professionals involved."

Matt Forde, national head of service for NSPCC Scotland, said Liam and the two other boys involved had been "the subject of the most horrific and long-term abuse by a couple who should have loved and nurtured their family, but who instead brutally murdered a child in their care".

He added: "Everyone who has followed this case will have been deeply affected by the accounts of neglect, cruelty and violence inflicted on Liam during his short and tragic life.

"The details of how this couple submitted young children to such abhorrent abuse have rightly shocked the public, yet sadly cases of abuse and neglect are taking place every day in homes across the country, damaging the futures of many children.

Nursery staff said murdered toddler Liam Fee was scared of his own mum
"Babies and young children are completely reliant on others and we all must look out for their welfare.

"We need to be alert to the signs that a child may need help and be ready to take action to protect them."

Social Work Scotland president Elaine Torrance said Liam's death was "an absolute tragedy" after he suffered "deeply shocking" abuse.

Ms Torrance said: "What makes it worse is that the abuse was carried out by the very people Liam should have been able to trust the most: his mum and his step-mum.

"Cases like these are exceptional and children dying at the hands of their parents remains a rare occurrence in Scotland.

"Parents are the primary protectors of their children and when that relationship fails and where people go out of their way to keep agencies at arm's length, children can be at terrible risk."

Fife Council will continue with a significant case review to discover if more could have been done to help Liam, she added.

Judge Lord Burns deferred sentence on the couple until 9.30am on July 6 at the High Court in Edinburgh in order to get background reports.

Advocate Depute Alex Prentice told the court the pair had no previous convictions.

He said: "Liam's father has been in attendance both as a witness and on occasion in connection with the trial, and in particular in the closing phases in the trial, and was here today.

"It is impossible to express in words the sense of loss that he feels on the loss of Liam.

"That would extend to other members of his family and others who are all affected by the terrible circumstances which this case has revealed."

Mr Prentice said the family had found it difficult to compile a victim impact statement but that one would be available for sentencing, when pleas of mitigation will also be made by Nyomi's counsel Mark Stewart QC and Brian McConnachie QC, representing Rachel.

The judge told the women: "I would like a social work report that I need to get in any event on your background before I pass sentence upon you."

Both women remained expressionless as they were led from the court into custody.

The judge then addressed jurors, telling them they would be excused from jury duty for 10 years.

He said: "It's recognised, of course, that this sort of work is potentially highly distressing and difficult work, and requires you to take decisions which are quite unusual decisions and difficult ones with unfamiliar material and under unfamiliar circumstances, and for that reason alone I have to extend the court's thanks for the work that you have done."

Flowers left at the scene for Liam in his memory

StarWars [m] Photo: You Won't Believe This Man Had His Head Trapped Inside Washing Machine

Posted May 31, 2016, 7:51 pm

A man was going to use a washing machine in the afternoon on May 29 in Fuqing City, Fujian Province, China, when he found out that the machine was not working, according to Southeast Express. The man thought the drum might have been the problem, so he checked it out.

Unexpectedly, he wasn't able to pull his head out afterwards. His roommate tried to help, but failed. Eventually firefighters came to his rescue. They cut the washing machine into pieces and eventually saved him.

StarWars [m] VIDEO: Security cameras show burglar crash through the ceiling of Florida restaurant

Posted May 31, 2016, 7:58 pm

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StarWars [m] Neighbors Catch Family That Jumps From Balcony To Escape Raging Fire [Photo]

Posted May 31, 2016, 7:59 pm

A family trapped by an apartment fire in Russia discovered how important it is to have good neighbors — especially sure-handed ones.

Watch family members leap from a balcony consumed by smoke and be caught by passersby who held a sheet.

The fire started from pancakes left on a stove, Jukin Media reported.

According to the Independent, the parents threw their children, including an 11-month-old with heart disease, from the apartment before jumping themselves.

Jukin reported that there were no serious injuries from the recent incident, but Newinform.com said the father was hospitalized. Three family members were treated for smoke inhalation, Jukin added.

Three fire trucks arrived to put out the blaze.

A malfunctioning pool lights blamed for an electrical shock that sent an 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl to hospital.

StarWars [m] Beautiful Lady Called ‘PrisonBae’ After Mugshot Goes Viral [Photos]

Posted May 31, 2016, 8:05 pm

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As mugshots go, this one is pretty arresting.

An Arkansas woman who has been charged with a variety of crimes in the past may now be guilty of stealing the hearts of people on social media.

On April 28, Sarah Seawright was arrested for failure to appear in court for a 2014 arrest for careless driving and driving without insurance, according to KFOR.

The 24-year-old suspect was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and booked where she posed for a mug shot.

Seawright has since bonded out, but that booking photo has since gone viral since it was posted May 5 on Ugly Plastic, a Tumblr page devoted to the mug shots of attractive women.

Since then, Seawright’s photo has turned both #prisonbae and #jailhousebae into trending terms on Twitter.

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The arrest isn’t Seawright’s first run-in with the law.

Back in 2012, she was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping, first degree battery, hindering prosecution, and tampering with physical evidence, according to ArkansasMatters.com.

Officers said Seawright offered a ride to a man she knew, who was then robbed at gunpoint by another man already in her car.

In that case, her booking photo was also flattering than the typical mug shot.

Seawright was sentenced to five years probation in 2014 after pleading guilty only to hindering apprehension, a class B felony, according to Heavy.com.

Seawright was a little surprised by the attention according to one Facebook post she made on Tuesday, where she commented, “This s**t CRAZZZZYY”.

Still, she seems to be embracing the notoriety, posting an email for people who want to book her for media interviews on her Instagram page, which remains private. Seawright is even using #prisonbae in her own tweets.

Would love to go on @WendyWilliams #PrisonBae ❤️

— Sarah Seawright (@therealsarahsss) May 27, 2016
There isn’t a handbook on what to do when your mugshot goes viral, but Meagon Simmons, who inspired the “attractive convict” meme says Seawright should “prepare to be judged.”

In April 2013, Simmons’ 2010 mug shot from a reckless driving charge went viral after it inspired more than 280 posts, mostly along the lines of “guilty ... of taking my breath away.”

Three years later, the booking photo still is a part of her life.

“People still share memes with me and the newest one claims I’m a child molester,” she told HuffPost. “It gets annoying.”

StarWars [m] This Guy Removed All His Teeth To Beat Record For Most Straws In Mouth

Posted May 31, 2016, 8:08 pm

An Indian man obsessed with setting Guinness world records got 366 flags tattooed on his body and had all his teeth removed so he could put nearly 500 drinking straws and more than 50 burning candles in his mouth.

Har Parkash Rishi, who claims to have set more than 20 records, now calls himself Guinness Rishi.

Born in 1942 in a cinema hall in the capital, New Delhi, Rishi first got into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1990 when, with two friends, he rode a scooter for 1,001 hours.

The passion to get his name in the record book led him to perform some bizarre acts, including delivering a pizza from New Delhi to San Francisco and gulping a bottle of tomato ketchup in less than four minutes.

He even got his family involved - his wife Bimla holds a 1991 record for writing the world’s shortest will: “All to Son.”

While it is the tattoos on his body, more than 500 in all, that brought him fame, Rishi, an auto parts manufacturer by profession, says the toughest one was stuffing the straws in his mouth.

“I am the world record holder of 496 straws in my mouth ... For that record, I needed space, I had to remove every tooth so that I could put maximum straws in my mouth,” Rishi told Reuters Television before re-enacting the feat on camera.

He is now getting images of global leaders tattooed on his body to add to images of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, U.S. President Barack Obama, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India’s independence movement.

StarWars [m] Woman expecting 1 baby gives birth to 5 [Photo]

Posted May 31, 2016, 8:10 pm

A 25-year-old Indian woman who went into labor Saturday despite being less than seven months pregnant feared she was about to relieve the tragedy of delivering a stillborn baby that she went through two years ago, Stuff.co.nz reports.

Instead, Manita Singh was surprised to deliver a set of very premature quintuplets. She was unaware she was carrying five babies because she and husband Mahesh were unable to afford an ultrasound.

“I am extremely grateful to God for blessing us with not one but five children,” the Inquisitr quotes Mahesh as saying. “I believe God has compensated the loss" of the couple's first child, he adds. The couple has named the girls Jiya, Jjanv, Jyoti, Jigayasa, and Janya. A priest had advised them to start each name with the letter "J," the Times of India reports. But it's not all good news for what doctors say are likely India's "most premature" quintuplets ever. The Times of India reports the babies weigh between 2.2. and 3.3 pounds each and are being kept in intensive care because of their low birth weights. Four of the babies are suffering from jaundice. One hospital executive warns the survival rate for such premature babies is "abysmally low." If they survive, the quintuplets will receive financial support from the government. Manita and Mahesh live in a single room and have the equivalent of $7.50 in their bank account. Mahesh says he hopes his new children survive and that he can provide them with a "wonderful life." (This woman was expecting triplets but gave birth to quadruplets.)

StarWars [m] Family Uses Winking Face Emoji To Announce Grandmother’s Death

Posted May 31, 2016, 8:12 pm

A winking face emoji announced the death of a beloved grandmother in a local Spanish newspaper.

Carmen Bustamante Barango had told her children that when she died she wanted to be remembered in El Periodico de Catalunya with her favorite symbol, national daily newspaper ABC reported.

After she died at her home in Barcelona at the age of 75 on Friday, her offspring immediately put her plan into action.

On Saturday, the announcement of her death was published on page 38 of the newspaper and on its website — complete with the cheeky graphic, which is more commonly associated with electronic messages and websites.

“She finished her journey — in this world — at her home,” the notice read.

“She was a character and a great mother who never stopped being a child,” her son Roman Zabal, who wrote the obituary, told El Pais.

He said she communicated with her children via the instant messaging app WhatsApp, and that the winking face emoji was her favorite. The cause of her death is unknown.

“She wasn’t religious and told us that, if any [religious] symbols ... appeared, she would come back to life and come looking for us,” Zabal added

StarWars [m] Lapdance goes horribly wrong as stripper 'causes groin injury' to man [Photos]

Posted June 1, 2016, 6:04 am

This is the moment a man's stag night ended in tears (of pain) after a lap dance went horribly wrong.

The bachelor was celebrating his last night of freedom when his pals decided to treat him to an erotic dance.

Luckily, they also remembered to film it.

In the footage, the stag is seen sitting in a plastic chair while a woman wearing a T-shirt and tiny black underwear approaches him and climbs on his lap.

After gyrating on him, the dancer decides to turn the performance up a notch and straddles him with her thighs before jumping back onto his lap.

But as she lands on the man's knee, the flimsy plastic chair suddenly snaps, sending the stag and his dancer sprawling across the floor.

Unsurprisingly, the stag's pals didn't have much sympathy for him, and can be heard laughing in the background of the clip.

It is not clear what happens next.

Both the man and woman end up sprawled on the floor

The men in the video appear to be speaking in Australian accents, although it is not clear where the footage was filmed.

The hilarious footage emerged some time ago, but has recently become popular again after being shared on several social media sites

StarWars [m] VIDEO: 'Possessed' woman drops to knees and lets out blood-curdling scream as supermarket shoppers calm her

Posted June 1, 2016, 6:31 am

The woman is seen browsing the shelves before inexplicably falling to the floor, shaking and letting out a succession of screams

Surveillance cameras in a supermarket have captured the moment a woman drops to her knees and starts screaming amid claims she was possessed by a demon.

In the CCTV footage, a middle-aged woman, dressed in dark clothes, walks into shot carrying items in an aisle offering blankets, duvets and pillows.

As she reaches the middle of the aisle, a package begins rocking on one of the shelves behind her and eventually falls to the floor.

She turns around, notices the packet on the floor and puts it back on the shelf.

But just as she does so, she suddenly drops her shopping.

The woman then starts moaning and turns around while shaking inexplicably.

A younger woman in the aisle then approaches nervously.

However, as she reaches out a hand, the older woman throws her head back and begins screaming, terrifying the younger shopper.

A man approaches and places a hand on her shoulder, but the woman lets out a blood-curdling scream, throwing the other shoppers back.

He then grabs her by both arms, calls for help from a shop worker and another shopper and appears to hold her down.

Next, he places his hands on her head - one one either side of her temple - and appears to perform some sort of ritual or healing method.

The woman calms down and, seconds later, the supermarket tremors as the footage blurs and all five people in the shot are thrown back again.

Eventually, they recover and lead the older woman off.

But just as they go out of shot, the package again falls to the floor.

StarWars [m] Drunk man strips naked in supermarket and POOS on self-service checkout counter

Posted June 1, 2016, 6:34 am

Police arrested and charged Colin Murphy with public disorder and indecency after he allegedly soiled the checkout machine

A man horrified shoppers after allegedly walking into a supermarket and stripping naked before defecating on a self-service machine.

Colin Murphy, 23, is alleged to have carried out the repulsive act at a local supermarket on Sunday, where witnesses claim he casually walked and started to remove his clothes.

When Murphy neared the self-service machine at the Kroger store in Cincinnati, America, police claim he pulled down his underwear and defecated on the checkout.

Witnesses told police that Murphy smelled strongly of alcohol when he entered the shop.

He also had slurred speech and staggered as he walked towards staff and customers, a police report alleges.

Police were contacted and Murphy was later arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and public indecency.

According to The Smoking Gun , Murphy appeared in court on Monday where a judge set is bail at $2,000 (£1,380) and scheduled him for a pre-trial hearing later this week.

Murphy was also barred from returning to the supermarket.

"It’s a little frustrating but we know what it is and we just try to make sure the sign stays up the best we can."

The UK gives Horneytown Road a run for its money.

StarWars [m] LOL: This Road sign is stolen every two months because of its rude name but wears a tracker now

Posted June 1, 2016, 6:38 am

Local officials have had to resort to drastic measures, installing a GPS tracker to hunt down thieves

A council has been forced to resort to drastic measures after a road sign was continuously stolen thanks to its amusing name.

Local officials in High Point, North Carolina, have tried out many methods over the years to stop the theft of the sign, according to Fox .

From putting concrete in the holes of the post to moving the signs so that they're (seemingly) out of reach, nothing has worked.

The 911 Director of the county says the sign is by far the most stolen, disappearing every 60 days.

Now officials have had to put up an extra sign warning would-be thieves that it has a GPS tracker, meaning police can hunt them down if they nick it. Why's it so popular? Well...

It seems some people think it's far too funny to stay on the street. Perhaps they would like to display it in their own homes.

StarWars [m] Governor Kasich signs bill allowing breaking into hot vehicles to save kids, pets

Posted June 1, 2016, 2:32 pm

Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law Tuesday that protects a person who breaks into a hot car to save a minor or a pet.

Senate Bill 215 allows people to force their way into a locked vehicle if police are not able to get there in time. The law does come with some limitations, however.

The person must call 911; they must check to see if the door is unlocked and if they feel it is an emergency they can break into the vehicle.

Senate Bill 215 doesn’t take effect until August 29, but it’s already getting praise from animal advocates.

“As the temperature warms up, we start getting a lot of calls about dogs in cars,” said Elysse Rathbone, Humane Agent for the Capital Area Humane Society.

Hundreds of dogs die each year after being left in a hot, sweltering car. And increasingly, small children are dying after a parent forgets the child in the backseat.

But before breaking out a window, a Good Samaritan must prove the pet or child is in danger.

“You absolutely do have to call the police department in order to be able to move forward,” said Rathbone. “You have to be able to prove that this is an emergency or life-threatening incident.”

Rathbone said you should also document what you find, using a cell phone to take pictures or video. When breaking a window, be sure to do so away from the animal or child as to not cause injury. And also stay on scene until help and police arrive.

Another bill signed Tuesday was the measure to eliminate the limit on alcohol by volume in Ohio.

Gov. Kasich signed 12 bills into law Tuesday. House Bill 523, the bill allowing medical marijuana was not among them. That bill still needs to be signed by the speaker and president of the Senate. It will then go to Kasich’s desk where the governor will have ten days to sign it into law. If he takes no action in those ten days, the measure will automatically become law

StarWars [m] Professional criminals: couples charged with breaking into several cars, credit card fraud

Posted June 1, 2016, 2:37 pm

Hickory Police arrested a couple Tuesday in connection to multiple car break-ins around Hickory, according to arrest reports.
Ian Howell Mauck, 34, of Conover, was charged with eight felony counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses, eight misdemeanor counts of larceny and three misdemeanor counts of credit card fraud.

Alana Nicole Kinnaird, 36, of Concord, was charged with five felony counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, five misdemeanor counts of larceny and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property.

Officers arrested Mauck at approximately 11 p.m. at the Days Inn on 13th Avenue Drive NW. Kinnaird was arrested at approximately 3 p.m. near the 3400 block of Sixth Street Drive NW.

HPD Sgt. Jeff Medley said officers recovered some of the stolen property.
Mauck was issued a $160,500 secured bond. Kinnaird was issued a $20,000 secured bond.

StarWars [m] VIDEO: Texas rivers rise to record-breaking levels, neighborhood relocates

Posted June 1, 2016, 2:46 pm

StarWars [m] Have You Seen This Boy?

Posted June 1, 2016, 2:48 pm

An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 13-year-old boy who is believed to have been kidnapped from Detroit on Tuesday.

Police say Deontae Mitchell, 13, was hanging out with his cousin around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday outside of Nino's Market at 15901 E. Warren when they picked up money that was dropped by a man outside.

The cousin also told police they both pedaled off on their bicycles. A short time later, the cousin reports hearing Deontae had been grabbed by a black male in his 40s driving a 2002 Chevy Impala with a loud muffler.

Deontae is described as a black male with light hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a lime green Nautica shirt with gray jogging pants and black gym shoes.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you're asked to call police immediately.

StarWars [m] Father stops Tennessee man during attempted rape of 7-year-old [Photo]

Posted June 1, 2016, 2:54 pm

A Tennessee father helped prevent a heinous crime by stopping a man during the attempted rape a 7-year-old child, according to authorities.

The unidentified dad detained Sebastian Alonzo, 21, on Monday, police in Hendersonville told the Daily News.

It is not immediately clear what the man did to stop the act, though Alonzo did sport what appeared to be a black eye in his booking photo.

Police said that the suspect had been staying at the home with the victim and father

Alonzo was charged with attempted rape of a child and is currently being held on $250,000 bond.

StarWars [m] See What a Young Tennessee Teacher Did to Lose 110lbs [Photos]

Posted June 1, 2016, 3:05 pm

An obese woman who lost a staggering 115lbs (8st) following the breakdown of a relationship says people couldn't believe she'd achieved her new look naturally.

Beautiful Laura Micetich, 25, from Tennessee, ballooned to nearly 300lbs (21 stone) after a life-time of eating in secret.
Standing at six-foot tall, Laura said her body made her feel 'intimidating' and she decided to get fit after her four-year relationship ended.

The teacher, from the city of Jackson, initially considered weight-loss surgery but when she joined a gym and watched the first few pounds fall off she realised that she could do it naturally.

Two years later and the pretty brunette looks so different that people have accused her of having surgery or taking weight loss pills to achieve her new look.

Laura, who is known online as the Iron Giantess, said: 'With my height and being that size, I was imitating.'

She added: 'The turning point was after I had graduated and just came out of a four year relationship.
'I was going into a teaching degree and wanted to be a good role model the kids.

Laura says she would eat in secret and often binge-ate her way through sugary snacks and bad food, saying: 'I would go to the fridge and find something I needed - it was a bit of addiction. It wasn't emotional eating, it was just something I did.'

But the fear of standing in front of a classroom of children meant she stayed motivated at the gym, following a strict exercise plan.

She says: 'I am a teacher and my size was the first thing the kids picked up on. It wasn't them being mean spirited, kids just have no problem being honest.'

Laura switched to clean eating and started weight lifting. In just a year she had lost half her body weight.
My main goal is just to be happy and healthy. I love the gym now - I do weight training six days a week
She said: 'People think I have had surgery but it was all natural. I worked really hard.

'I've even had people steal my photos and used it for weight loss pills claiming I used them to slim down but that's not true.
And Laura's skin was left smooth despite the dramatic weight-loss, something she puts down to weight-lifting: 'I think it helped me not to have lots of excess skin.'

Laura says her Instagram account also played a big part in her role of getting fit.

She said: 'At first I prayed no one would find my account as I am not really a social media girl.
'But documenting my journey played a huge role of getting me fit as there was community to support and encourage me and vice versa.'

StarWars [m] Ohio woman missing for 10 days in Tennessee

Posted June 1, 2016, 3:08 pm

Johnson City Police are taking over the investigation of a missing Ohio woman whose car was found abandoned at a Tri-Cities hotel.

While it is early in the investigation, police said they believe Regina Hubler’s disappearance might be suspicious. The 53-year-old traveling nurse has not been seen in 10 days.

Hubler reportedly traveled to Johnson City from her home in Warren County, Ohio earlier this month. Her car was found in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel on North Roan Street where police said she stayed for three nights.

53-year-old Regina Hubler
53-year-old Regina Hubler
Her daughter, Angela Nickell, said Hubler came to Johnson City to visit friends. But since May 22 no one has heard from her.

“No cell phone, she hasn’t used her debit card, bank card or anything. I just want to know she is okay,” Nickell said. Nickell believes her mom might be in danger and traveled to Johnson City to help find her. Nickell said, “That is why I’m here, that is why I drove six hours to find something out.”

But police have few leads in the case. Detectives said she checked out of the best Western on May 22nd. Surveillance video from the hotel shows Hubler left on her own.

Nickell just wants to know her mother is safe. “Call me let me know that you are okay. I want to know that you are safe,” Angela Nickell said.

If you have any information about Hubler’s location you are asked to call 911, Johnson City Police at 423-928-9111, or the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio at (513) 701-1806.

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