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Shocking: Romanian man says he’s alive, court declares him dead

…Constantin Reliu, 63, fails to overturn 2003 death certificate because he appealed “too late”

In a case reminiscent of a Kafka novel, a Romanian court has ruled that a 63-year-old man is dead despite what would appear to be convincing evidence to the contrary: the man himself appearing alive and well in court.

Constantin Reliu asked the court in the town of Barlad to overturn a death certificate obtained by his wife after he had spent more than a decade in Turkey, during which time he was out of contact with his family. The court told him he was too late, and would have to remain officially deceased.

“I am officially dead, although I’m alive,” a bemused Reliu told local media outlets. “I have no income and because I am listed dead, I can’t do anything.”

Reliu left Romania for Turkey in 1992, apparently to seek employment. He last returned to the country in 1999, and appears to have cut off all contact with his family. After years of silence from her estranged husband, Reliu’s wife obtained a backdated death certificate for him.

The Romanian daily Adevarul said Reliu’s wife had argued in court that having heard nothing from her husband since 1999, she had assumed he had died in an earthquake while in Turkey. The paper said Reliu believes she sought the death certificate in order to annul the marriage and allow her to remarry.

He may never have found out about his death in his homeland had he not been apprehended by Turkish authorities earlier this year and deported back to Romania because of expired documents. Reliu had planned to renew his passport in Romania and return to Turkey, but on arrival, he was detained by immigration officers who informed him he had died in 2003.

Reliu said he wants to return to Turkey and has set up a small company there, but is now faced with a confusing legal battle to regain his identity and obtain a passport.

A spokeswoman for the court explained to local news outlets that Reliu had been too late with his appeal against the death certificate and had thus lost the case. The ruling is apparently final and cannot be appealed against, leaving Reliu in legal limbo
*Shaun Walker*
First published on Fri 16 Mar 2018 12.02 GMTbo.

At least 16 dead as lightning strikes church

At lleast 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday.

Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday, local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP over the phone.

Two others died later from their injuries, he said.

He added that 140 people involved in the incident had been rushed to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged.

“Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better,” he said.

According to the mayor, a similar accident took place on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them.


Dead’ man wakes up a few minutes before his autopsy

An Indian man, Himanshu Bharadwaj, who was declared dead after an involvement in a car crash, woke up moments before his autopsy was performed.

 Bharadwaj narrowly avoided being cut up after spending the night in a morgue when doctors realised he was still alive.

His family has hailed it as a miracle after the pathologist at a hospital in Nagpur, India, found a pulse just as he was picking up a blade to perform the autopsy.

Himanshu was resuscitated and rushed to a different ward in the hospital after the error was realised.

Meanwhile, a large crowd gathered outside to protest against the perceived negligence.

Bharadwaj was seriously hurt in a car accident on Monday, after which he was sent to the hospital. His condition worsened and he was declared dead.

Dr. Gedam of the Chhindwara District Hospital said the patient’s “respiration was dysfunctional” and his “pulse was also missing,” hence the erroneous conclusion that he had died.

Gedam added,  “However, his respiratory organs began responding this morning.

“At times, in brain-dead patients, the heart and the respiratory system stop functioning transiently, which seems to be the case here.

“Himanshu is still brain dead. Thus, we have referred him to Nagpur due to lack of sufficient facilities locally.”

Man bites off snake’s head in revenge

A farmer in northern India reportedly chewed off a snake’s head in revenge after the reptile bit him, with his attending doctors saying they had never come across such a bizarre case, a local media reported on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh state’s Hardoi district at the weekend, when the man identified only by his first name, Sonelal – was rushed to a government health centre after locals found him unconscious.

The man told villagers that he was grazing his cattle in the fields when the snake bit him, which however made him so angry he chewed off its hood before spitting it out.

“The snake bit me, so I held its head and chewed it off, it died, then I brought it back to the village. I tore off its head again,’’ Sonelal told the ANI news agency.

Sanjay Kumar, a doctor who treated him said he was amazed that the man survived after biting the hood, which could have contained venom, assuming it was a poisonous snake.

However, the local media said that the doctors failed to find any marks of snakebite on his body.

“I’ve never seen such a case in my life. The man was all right even after biting a snake,’’ Kumar said.

Witnesses who claimed they saw him ingest part of the snake said they suspected the man was addicted to drugs.

Medical officials believe that the man’s abnormal reaction could only be explained if he was under the influence of drugs.


I feel like going to Brazil – UK supermarket manager says after sex video goes viral

A teenageTesco manager caught romping with a colleague has told how a “moment of madness” sent her life spiralling out of control.

Caitlyn Kirby, 19, says she has felt like fleeing to Brazil after a video of her and Neville Fox, 35, went viral.

Her family have dubbed her the “Kim Kardashian of Norwich” after Fox was filmed performing a sex act on her at work.

Bakery boss Caitlyn revealed she had been flirting for weeks with the fresh produce manager.

She also said he had told her he had split from his 54-year-old partner before their romp in an office on Saturday.

She told The Sun: “It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, a moment of total madness.

“I’ve paid a high price for a silly mistake.

“I suppose I managed to be the idiot that gets caught doing it.

“We had been flirting at work for a few weeks but it was nothing serious.

“I had just finished but he was still working when one thing led to another at about seven in the evening.

 The 19-year-old says she feels like fleeing to Brazil after saying her life has now spiralled out of control

“It just seemed to happen out of nowhere.

“He made the first move, I went along with it and it just spiralled out of control.

“The whole world has seen what happened next.

“He’s quite a bit older than me so maybe he should have known better but so should I.

 Caitlyn says that 35-year-old Neville Fox said he had split from his partner
Caitlyn says that 35-year-old Neville Fox said he had split from his partner

“The person I feel really awful for is Neville’s partner.

“She must be mortified about it all.

“Neville had said that they’d separated.”

The pair were spotted by a group of lads outside who then shared the video on WhatsApp.

 Caitlyn handed her resignation to Tesco after working there since she was 16

Horrified Caitlyn then discovered on Monday that it was doing the rounds at the store in Stalham, Norfolk.

She said: “There was a rumour going around at work.

“At first I didn’t know if it was true until at the end of my shift they showed it to me.

“I was absolutely mortified.”

 Caitlyn says that her family have dubbed her the 'Kim Kardashian of Norwich'

Management hauled in the pair and told them there would be an investigation.

But Caitlyn, of Norwich, went on: “By Tuesday morning the video had gone viral and there was nothing I could do about it.

“I handed in my notice.

“Can you imagine having to go in and face everyone after something like that?

“It’s been a really mad week.

“I think I might move to Brazil to get away from it all.

“I had to delete all of my social media because of the comments.

“It went completely out of control.

“I had 304 friend requests on Facebook after it came out – mainly from teenage boys.”

She apologised to Neville’s partner but said some of her own family are envious at all the attention she has been getting.

And she said she had been compared to US TV star Kim Kardashian, who shot to fame after appearing in a sex tape.

Caitlyn said: “My older sister’s really jealous. She says we’re now the Kardashians of Norwich.

“She would definitely have preferred it if she had got fame out of this.

“She watched the video with me and said she would have expected me to be sitting on a chair.”

Her parents are also unhappy, she said, adding: “I’ve always been the good one so I think they were all a bit shocked.

“I got some of the best grades at school.”

Husband catches wife working as prostitute in club

An electrical technician in Nairobi, Kenya, found his wife of seven years working as a prostitute at a local nightclub while negotiating sex price with a man.

After confronting her and accusing her of being a prostitute, the couple engaged in a heated tirade of verbal abuse.

The management of the establishment threw them out on the street where the man attacked his wife, attracting a crowd of curious onlookers.

An eyewitness claimed that it was only until passers-by tried to intervene and separate the two that the man spoke out.

He defended his actions, explaining that the woman was his wife and he had caught her working as a prostitute.

Bouncers had thrown them out of the club and they continued fighting on the street, with the man expressing his disgust by physically attacking and calling her names.

The visibly angry man shouted to onlookers explaining to them why he was beating up his wife. As the name-calling went on, entertained onlookers laughed and cheered them on to fight.

The two were separated by members of the public after the fight and insults become too much.

The man is a freelance electrical technician and the couple had been having financial problems for a while. The woman was a housewife and the family solely relied on the man’s salary, which wasn’t sufficient.

Recently she claimed to have got a job as a waiter and the work entailed working late hours during the night shift. Unknown to her husband, the ‘job’ was actually prostitution.

Pregnant bride killed on wedding day by school friend – who cut her baby from her womb

It was Angelikque Sutton’s wedding day and she was on her way to the Bronx Courthouse in New York.

She was about to marry her boyfriend of eight years, Patrick Bradley, and start a new phase of their lives together.

Angelikque, 22, was eight and a half months pregnant and, with their first baby coming in a matter of weeks, the couple wanted to be married before becoming parents. They’d booked a slot for a simple civil ceremony on 20 November 2015.

Angelikque, the daughter of a bishop, had a baby register on a gifting website. On it, she’d announced she was having a baby girl, due on 2 December.

But she wasn’t the only one making plans to welcome a daughter. An old school friend had recently reconnected with Angelikque on social media.

Ashleigh Wade, 22, had made an effort to get in touch with her former friend to let her know she was pregnant too – and was also due to have a girl around the same time.

They were both busy decorating nurseries and stocking up on baby clothes and nappies. Having something in common created a close bond between them.

Ashleigh and her boyfriend Andrew Praylow, 27, had been posting baby scan pictures on social media and chatting to neighbours about their imminent arrival.

Dad-to-be Andrew said the baby was due on 15 November, and when the date came and went, he commented that she ‘wasn’t ready to come out yet lol’.

On the morning of Angelikque’s wedding, Ashleigh said she had a wedding gift for her and asked the bride-to-be to stop by on the way to the civil ceremony. But Angelikque would never make it to the courthouse where Patrick was patiently waiting.

When Angelikque arrived at Ashleigh’s home, her ‘friend’ attacked her with a paring knife.

It turned out that Ashleigh wasn’t pregnant at all – she’d been lying to everyone and, with her due date having been and gone, she was about to be found out.

But not if she could find a baby girl to pass off as her own.

As a terrified Angelikque fought for her life and the life of her unborn baby, Ashleigh slit her throat, cutting her larynx so she couldn’t scream for help.

Angelikque was bleeding to death when Ashleigh sliced into her abdomen and removed her uterus.

Cutting it open, she took the baby out and discarded the womb on the bathroom floor.

Ashleigh cleaned up some of the blood and made a bottle of milk for the baby girl – who incredibly survived her savage birth.

‘I’ve done something really bad,’ she admitted. ‘I’ve just had a baby. But I think I’ve killed someone.’

When Andrew arrived, he found his girlfriend sat cradling a baby by the blood-drenched body of her friend. A placenta and a knife were next to her on the floor.

‘The baby is mine,’ she told him.

Stunned, he scooped up the baby and called the police before waiting outside. He believed the baby was his – and that Ashleigh had given birth at the crime scene.

When police arrived, they found blood smeared over staircases and doorways leading to the body of Angelikque. There was nothing they could do to save her, and she was pronounced dead.

Ashleigh insisted the newborn girl was hers.

‘It’s my baby!’ she shouted. But she confessed she’d stabbed Angelikque ‘as many times as she could’.

Web of lies

Patrick was alerted and rushed to the hospital to find out his fiancée was dead and his baby girl, later named Jenasis, was being claimed by another woman.

Amazingly, the 8lb 2oz baby was healthy with just a small knife wound on her thigh.

When questioned, Ashleigh told police that she’d got into an argument with her friend after they’d started ‘talking about the past’.

She said that Angelikque had lunged at her with a knife and she’d wrestled the blade off her before stabbing her repeatedly in self-defence.

Ashleigh claimed that when she realised the wounds were fatal, she’d slashed open Angelikque’s belly to ‘save the baby’.

It became clear to investigators that Ashleigh had killed Angelikque to steal her baby.

After being examined, doctors determined that Ashleigh hadn’t given birth and, in fact, had not even been pregnant. Her quest for a child had been going on for years.

She’d told family she’d had a baby in 2014, but it had died shortly after being born – there was no evidence that was true.

Her apartment was full of baby clothes folded into neat piles, furnished with a changing table and a crib. Nappies and milk filled the cupboards – all waiting for a baby. One she would have to steal.

Her story had been so convincing that even boyfriend Andrew had fallen for it.

In 2017, Ashleigh pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and the two-week trial started. As the jurors heard the shocking accusations, they gasped as Ashleigh wept. It seemed unthinkable that someone could go to such lengths.

Despite not using mental illness as a defence, her lawyers said that Ashleigh had suffered a lifetime of depression, and although she’d lied to everyone about being pregnant, she didn’t necessarily plan to steal Angelikque’s baby, because she had no getaway plan.

‘If the point of the killing was to get to the baby, what was the end game? What was the escape plan?’ they said. ‘911 was called multiple times, and she waited outside. All of this goes to a lack of preplanning.’

Ashleigh continued to claim that she’d ‘rescued’ Jenasis, and that when she was holding her it felt like that baby could be hers.

‘Holding her felt right and I believed that that little girl was mine,’ she said.

Her defence said she’d simply lost control during an ‘extreme emotional disturbance’. She’d snapped as Angelikque reminded her of everything she had – everything Ashleigh wanted.

Brutal and calculated

But the prosecution said the attack was brutal and calculated. Ashleigh had everything she needed apart from a baby, and reconnecting with Angelikque was all part of the plan. She’d even deliberately avoided stabbing Angelikque’s abdomen because the baby was her motive and she didn’t want it harmed.

‘The defendant attacked Ms Sutton by stabbing and slashing her repeatedly in the face and neck,’ they said.

‘The defendant cut Ms Sutton’s larynx – her voice box. Ms Sutton could not scream, could not say a word. She cut her major blood vessels. What the defendant did to her next is almost unspeakable.’

Jurors were forced to view extremely graphic evidence photos. Images of Angelikque’s bloody body, close-ups of her slashed throat. At one point, a female juror fainted and the court had to be cleared while she received medical attention.

Ashleigh’s boyfriend took the stand and said he didn’t question the pregnancy because Ashleigh’s stomach was growing and he believed he’d ‘felt the baby’. When he’d arrived at the crime scene, he believed the baby girl was his and was devastated to discover he’d been deceived.

In October, Ashleigh was found guilty of second-degree murder and kidnapping, and she sobbed uncontrollably as she was taken away. When she was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison, Ashleigh continued to cry and shake, realising she may spend her whole life behind bars.

‘I’m sorry for hurting so many people,’ she said. ‘I wish I knew why. I wish I understood it and I don’t… I’m so sorry.’

Angelikque’s loved ones called her sentence ‘justice’ for the woman they said was beautiful and had the sweetest soul.

Today Jenasis is a bright, happy toddler being cared for by her dad.

For now, she lives her life blissfully unaware about the horrific circumstances surrounding her birth.

But one day she’ll discover she almost didn’t make it into this world, because Ashleigh so desperately wanted to take Angelikque’s place.

Mirror online

Court bars Anglican church from conducting man’s burial

An Abia State High Court sitting at Aba, has barred the St.Michaels Anglican Church ,Aba, from conducting the burial of one Mr. Davidsonson Chukwuemeka Chigbo over a suit filed by his children against a woman who claims to be his wife.

Represented by their counsel, Chidozie Ogunji; Children of the late Chigbo , Chukwueweta, Ebelechukwu, Ikenna and Chukwunonyelum, who are the applicants in the matter stated that they have buried their father on 9th December, 2017, at Eziowelle, Anamra state, and wondered why the defendant, Mrs Ihuoma Florence Ekomaru, who they claimed was not lawfully married to their father, has engaged the Anglican church, Aba, to conduct another burial on Friday, 19th January.

In his argument, Ogunji insisted that if the burial was allowed to hold on Friday, it will cause a breach of peace and urged the court to grant an injunction stopping the defendant from conducting the burial until the determination of the motion on notice.

In his ruling, Justice L.T.C.Eruba, granted an injunction stopping the defendant from holding the burial and adjourned the matter to January 22, 2017, for motion on notice.

“That leave be and is hereby granted to the claimants /Applicants to serve the defendant with the originating court processes and all other court processes in the suit by substituted means to wit: By pasting the same at the front door of her usual or known place of abode and other court processes in this suit be delivered to te Cathedral Administrator of St.Michaels and All Angels Cathedral Diocese, Anglican Commuinion,Aba for delivery to the defendant.”

Man allegedly rapes two goats to death

A middle-aged man, identified as Mbiti Munyao in Kangundo constituency, Machakos area of Kenya was arrested for allegedly raping two goats to death.

According to the area assistant Chief Mary Mulwa, Munyao was seen pulling the two goats from a bush where the animals had been tied on Saturday, January 13. The two goats were said to have taken their last breath after Munyao was done with them.

The accused spent a night in police custody before he was charged and bailed for sh100, 000( N349,515.00) after he pleaded not guilty to the accusation.

He was charged with an unnatural offense and unlawful killing of goats.

The images of the two dead goats and the man in the police station have sparked outrage among Kenyans with most of them condemning the inhumane act.

Couple gets stuck together during sex

A man, whose identity was not revealed, got stuck inside the body of a woman during sex.

The incident happened at the Tripple Zero Guest House in eastern Uganda.

The lady allegedly works in a hotel.

A staff of the hotel in charge of room cleaning who went into the room to perform his duties on Monday morning discovered the man stuck inside the woman.

After a closer look, he discovered that the lady was one of the hotel staff popularly known as Slay Queen.

According to Ugandan Blizz, the man’s wife had promised to net him and use him as a lesson for cheating spouses