Additional Details Emerge In Kenai Double Homicide

first_imgIn one of the texts on the day of the murder at 4:29pm, MASONN wrote, “I just done with dealing with people Ima end up hurting someone lol” SHELLY replied that she understood and is trying to get others to pay her the money they owe to her.” Masonn Byrd, 25, of Kenai was taken into custody for the Sunday morning shooting deaths of Lisa Rutzebeck and her mother  Rachelle Armstrong. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Kenai man that was arrested late Tuesday in connection with the murder of two women told a family member it was over an unpaid drug debt, according to court documents. At this time the investigation is ongoing. Additional details will be posted as they are made available. Police found the two women in an apartment on California Avenue with gunshot wounds to the head and bullet casings for a .380-caliber automatic.  Byrd faces two charges of first-degree murder, he was arraigned in Kenai Wednesday morning. According to court documents, “During a review of RACHELLE (SHELLY) ARMSTRONG’s cellphone, multiple conversations related to dealing drugs were located. Additionally, the records indicated that SHELLY owed MASONN BYRD money for a drug debt. Their text conversations continued throughout the day and finished approximately 20 minutes before the murders. Byrd’s phone pinged a cell tower in the neighborhood three minutes before the murders were reported, according to the documents. “MASONN BYRD was interviewed and denied involvement. DWIGHT DAVIS, MASONN’S grandfather, was also interviewed. DWIGHT stated that MASONN had told him, the morning after the shooting, that he shot the two women and that he was going to throw the gun into the river. MASONN also told DWIGHT that the shooting occurred over money and that he thought he would get away with it because there were no witnesses.”last_img read more


5 things that put Vanderbilt in prime CWS spot

first_imgVanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright pumps his fist after defeating TCU 1-0 during the College World Series on Tuesday. The Commodores have allowed only three runs in 18 innings.Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright pumps his fist after defeating TCU 1-0 during the College World Series on Tuesday. The Commodores have allowed only three runs in 18 innings. OMAHA, Neb. – Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson said the team’s two-day break is “both a blessing and a curse” at the College World Series.The defending national champion Commodores are on a roll they would like to keep riding, now sitting just one win away from a return trip to the championship series. But they also are in need of rest after a pair of stressful one-run wins.Vanderbilt awaits its next opponent, the winner of Thursday’s TCU-LSU elimination game, in Friday’s 7 p.m. contest. With time to catch a breath and reflect, here are five things that got Vanderbilt to this point.IMPECCABLE TIMINGVanderbilt had only five hits entering the ninth inning against Cal State Fullerton Monday. It then got two doubles and three runs, capped by Jeren Kendall’s walk-off home run, in the final four batters of the game for a 4-3 win.Vanderbilt’s Dansby Swanson, No. 1 draft pick, is 0-for-OmahaGOOD FORTUNEESPN sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung broke a baseball superstition when she uttered the term “no-hitter” on air during an on-field interview with TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle just before the seventh inning Tuesday night.Schlossnagle rolled his eyes and replied, “I can’t believe you just said that.”Four pitches later, Vanderbilt’s Zander Wiel broke up Alex Young’s no-hitter and shutout with a solo home run en route to the 1-0 win. Not to say Hartung is to blame, but the slip-up in baseball etiquette certainly didn’t hurt the Commodores.SUPERB PITCHINGVanderbilt pitchers have faced stiff competition on the opposing mound, but they have finished the job in both games.Carson Fulmer, Philip Pfeifer, John Kilichowski and Kyle Wright have combined to allow only three runs on 10 hits in 18 innings (1.50 ERA). They also have struck out 19.Vanderbilt’s Jeren Kendall gets home run ball after allSTEADY ROOKIESSeven of Vanderbilt’s nine batters in the current order were in the lineup for last year’s national championship. But a trio of College World Series newcomers have played key parts in the first two wins.Pfeifer pitched a seven-inning, four-hit shutout in his Omaha debut. Kendall’s homer capped his first College World Series game. And Wright, a fellow freshman, earned a win and save in the first two games.BAD WEATHERWithout Sunday night’s thunderstorm that postponed the game and took Fullerton ace Thomas Eshelman off the mound, the Commodores might not have been in such a strong position.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.last_img read more


Tipp earn All Ireland semi-final spot against Wexford

first_imgTipp’s Michael Breen was also dismissed with a second yellow late on.Speaking after the game Tipp manager Liam Sheedy told Tipp FM Sport that Laois were highly competitive and that his side have plenty to work on over the coming weeks.Kilkenny will face the All-Ireland Champions Limerick in the other semi-final.Brian Cody’s side booked their place in the last four for the first time in three years yesterday.The Cats beat Cork 2-27 to 3-18 in Croke Park with goals from Colin Fennelly and Richie Hogan.Cork’s Patrick Horgan scored an amazing 3-10 but it wasn’t enough for the Rebels. Tipperary are through to the All Ireland senior hurling semi final after beating Laois 2-25 to 1-18 yesterday in Croke Park.Jason Forde hit 1-12 for the Premier who will now face Wexford in two weeks time.Seamus Callanan also chipped in with a goal as both sides finished with 14 players with Laois star Aaron Dunphy sent off in the 39th minute. Photo courtesy of Teneolast_img read more


Review: In ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ a delightful new fairy tale

first_img This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Henry Golding in a scene from the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Nico Santos, left, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) 1 of 6 This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh, from left, Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a scene from the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu, left, and Awkwafina in a scene from the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) The result is a totally winning confection: a frothy fairy tale, trivial and weighty at once, that simultaneously uses tried-and-true romantic comedy convention while riotously bursting free of movie-business formula. “Crazy Rich Asians” has much of the same DNA as a host of princess tales like “Cinderella,” but it is a radical departure, too.Chu’s film is the first contemporary-set studio film centered on an all-Asian and Asian-American cast in 25 years, following Wayne Wang’s 1993 adaptation of Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club.” Further, studies have shown that less than 5 percent of the most popular movies in North America last year even featured a speaking character of Asian descent. Movies like this, to everyone’s loss, almost never come along.“Crazy Rich Asians” would still be an important film even if it understandably sagged with such history on its shoulders. And it’s not perfect. Like rom-coms before it, it has a blatantly superficial side, so drowning in the accoutrements of high-society Singapore that it conflates materialism with matrimony. (There is a wedding set in a church transformed into a lily pond and a bachelor party on a cargo ship anchored in international waters.) And some could reasonably quibble that Chu’s film has blind spots of its own, omitting South and Southeastern Asians for a tale entirely focused on Chinese and Chinese-American characters.But it’s not for “Crazy Rich Asians” to single-handedly make up for all the studio movies that have been missing for the last 25 years. And thanks largely to its energetic ensemble, led by Constance Wu and Henry Golding, Chu’s film is a charming romp, full of heart and heartening breakout stars.Wu plays Rachel Chu, an economics professor at New York University whose Singapore-born businessman boyfriend Nick Young (Golding) suggests a trip to the Far East. “Like Queens?” she replies over dinner in Manhattan. But his proposal is that they fly back to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding and to meet his family. It’s only as they are boarding the airplane and are led to an entire bedroom suite that Rachel realizes her long-term boyfriend is filthy, stinking rich.“We’re comfortable,” he says, a phrasing Rachel immediately recognizes as “exactly what a super-rich person would say.” Once they arrive in Singapore, it gradually dawns on Rachel that she’s on the cusp of marrying into one of Asia’s wealthiest real-estate empires. Young is the princely heir of the family business, which he has temporarily fled but is still expected to soon takeover.For Rachel, it’s like stepping into a fantasy and a nightmare. She has unwittingly landed one of Asia’s most sought-after bachelors, drawing the jealous, ever-watchful eyes of all around her, along with the piercing glare of Nick’s mother, the fiercely Old-World matriarch Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh). In their palatial estate, Rachel — a self-made woman raised by a working-class single-parent — feels acutely like an unworthy outsider. Eleanor sneers at her “American” aspirations of “happiness” and following her “passion,” a collision with her stout beliefs of spousal sacrifice.That “Crazy Rich Asians” is a rom-com where the mothers are its most vital co-stars is one of the movie’s best attributes. Though some of the satirical edges of Kwan’s book have been smoothed down, it remains a love story more about immigrant identity and Chinese heritage than romance. Its climactic moments are found not in a wedding aisle or in some impossibly lavish setting, but over a mahjong table and on an airplane, in coach.But what most makes “Crazy Rich Asians” such a pleasure is its spectacular ensemble of performers so often unseen on American movie screens. There is Wu, the “Fresh Off the Boat” star, who glides with grace and comic timing through the film; the British-Malaysian newcomer Golding, who already has the sheen of a leading man for years to come; the scene-stealing Awkwafina, as Rachel’s college pal; the wry Nico Santos, as Nick’s cousin; Jimmy O. Yang, of “Silicon Valley” as a loose cannon relative; and the reliably hysterical (and a little underused here) Ken Jeong as Awkwafina’s father.Some are already well known, some are totally new, but they collectively make an overwhelming impression: Hollywood, this is what you’ve been missing.“Crazy Rich Asians,” a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for some suggestive content and language. Running time: 121 minutes. Three stars out of four.Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu, left, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP) There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-out, designer-label, crazy-rich opulence often characteristic of rom-coms yet extreme enough here to make even Carrie Bradshaw or Christian Grey blush. The other, and far more arresting pageant, is of the film’s Asian cast of various nationalities who, one after another, shame Hollywood’s regular disinterest in them by being so effortlessly dazzling. This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Awkwafina in a scene from the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)last_img read more