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An Arizona Woman Fell Asleep With A Headache And Woke Up With A British Accent

An Arizona who has never left the country was diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome, which has caused her speak with an Irish and British accent. 

This is the third time Michelle Myers has gone to bed with a splitting headache and woken up with a foreign accent.

The Arizona woman and former Texas beauty queen spoke with FOX 8 and said the first time it happened, she met with a mental health official just so they could rule out she wasn't making the whole thing up.

"They send in the psychiatrist at the hospital and make sure you're not a loon," Myers said.

After realizing she isn't crazy or attention seeking doctors diagnosed Myers with foreign accent syndrome. The rare condition usually follows a stroke, a neurological damage or some other underlying health issue.

After enduring blinding headaches, Myers says she's woken up with an Irish, and Australian accent. Myers also recalled being a little girl and telling her mother her bones ached. As she got older, she learned she had Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It causes bruises and painful joints and from what doctors can deduce, this is what turned her British this third time.

Despite her syndrome, Myers remains upbeat with the help of her seven kids and listening to the music she enjoys. She does however wonder if her voice will ever change. According to reports from the University of Texas at Dallas, foreign accent syndrome usually affects those who speak multiple languages.

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A 23-year-old man faces three attempted murder charges after authorities say he fired several rounds into a vehicle, with one of the bullets striking a 10-month old. The reason for the gunfire? A woman declined his advances.

Marcos Echartea attended a party in Fresno, Calif., Sunday (June 23) where 18-year-old Deziree Menagh and her daughter, Fayth Percy also attended. Echartea tried to grab Menagh's hand but she pulled away.

Later on, Echartea tried to pull Menagh onto his lap and she refused him again. The teen told a friend about Echartea's behavior before going back inside the home to get baby Fayth.

CNN reports Menagh carried her daughter and placed her inside a friend's vehicle. They drove about half a block away when the driver made a U-turn. It was then that Echartea could be seen approaching the vehicle and as he neared, he pulled out a handgun firing off three rounds and striking Faythe in the head.

Police received a 911 call at 4 AM in which the driver said he was taking the baby to a nearby hospital. The dispatcher said there were cops nearby who helped until paramedics arrived. Faythe was taken to a hospital to have bullet fragments removed from her head. Her condition is described as critical.

Along with three attempted murder charges, Echartea faces a host of other felonies including assault with a firearm, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm at an occupied dwelling, discharging a firearm in a negligent manner, endangering and causing injury to a child and conspiracy to commit assault with a firearm.

This isn't the first time Echartea has had a run-in with the law. Last month, the 23-year-old was accused of firing off rounds at his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend's home. One of the bullets struck the wall about a foot away from the child.

"[It's] very apparent that Marcos Echartea has no regard for human life, even a baby," Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. "We have every reason to believe that Marcos Echartea knew that that baby, Fayth, was in that vehicle when he fired three rounds into that vehicle."

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Nebraska Murder Suspect Tries To Kill Himself During His Own Murder Trial

A Nebraska man charged with first-degree murder attempted to kill himself Monday (June 23)  during his own murder trial.

As a trial witness left the stand, Aubrey Trail randomly stood from his wheelchair and shouted before repeatedly slashing his neck with a small blade.

"Bailey is innocent, and I curse you all,” Trail yelled.

Trail fell to the floor after the outburst with blood spewing from his neck. Deputies reportedly tried to disarm Trail while ensuring his own safety, and shortly after a cleaning crew was dispatched to the courtroom to clean the mess.

Trail, 52, and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, 24, both face the death penalty if convicted of the suffocation and dismemberment of Sydney Loofe. Trail and Boswell met Loofe via the social media dating app, Tinder.

On Nov. 16, 2017, Loofe went missing after Boswell and Trail arranged a date. Shortly after their meeting, the couple denied any involvement in her disappearance. Then Boswell gathered the press to confess to killing 24-year-old Loofe accidentally while enacting a "sexual fantasy."

Trail's defense team still thinks despite Monday's episode they can get a fair trial. Saline County District Judge Vicky Johnson said she will question each juror individually in her chambers and instruct them to disregard Trail's actions.

Testimony was scheduled to resume Tuesday morning. (June 25)

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Charlottesville Killer James Alex Fields Jr Begs For Mercy Ahead Of Sentencing

James Alex Fields Jr, the white supremacist who plowed his vehicle into a crowd of anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing Heather Hedley and injuring others, reportedly asked a judge for mercy prior to his sentencing.

In a memo filed to the court last week, Fields' attorney argued his client shouldn't spend the remainder of his life in prison.

"No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he caused to dozens of innocent people, but this court should find that retribution has limits."

Field's attorney said he suffered "trauma" as a child primarily from being raised by a single paraplegic mother. Adding to his difficult upbringing, Fields reportedly also learned his Jewish grandfather murdered his grandmother before killing himself.

However, prosecutors struck back stating the 22-year-old has yet to show any remorse after killing 33-year-old Heyer. They also argued Fields kept a photo of Adolf Hitler by his bedside and just last month made disparaging comments about Heyer's mother during a prison phone call.

"Any mental health concerns raised by the defendant do not overcome the defendant's demonstrated lack of remorse and his prior history of substantial racial animus," prosecutors wrote.

On August 11, 2017, Heyer and many others took part in a counter-protest against the Charlottesville Unite The Right Rally. Self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, neo-Confederates and white nationalists holding Tiki torches and shouting hate speech and racial slurs gathered inside Lee Park to oppose the removal of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.

Fields was found guilty of first-degree murder for Heyer's death and a host of other state charges.

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