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Authorities Believe Fatal Car Crash Involving Devonte Hart And Siblings Was Intentional

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services told authorites they tried contacting the family the day the wreck was reported. 

Police now have reason to believe the deadly SUV crash involving the Hart family was intentional, with the parents at the center of child abuse claims just days before the crash.

Representatives from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) contacted Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart a number of times including the day their vehicle crashed in Mendocino County, Calif. on March 26. NBC News reports DSHS spokeswoman Norah West said Child Protective Services determined Markis, 19, Jeremiah and Abigail (14) were possible victims of child neglect or abuse.

The children along with Jen and Sarah were found dead in the vehicle. Three siblings Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, and Sierra, 12, are feared dead with authorities still searching for their bodies. “Three children are still missing and could be in the ocean,” Assistant CHP Chief Greg Baarts told reporters.  “We are trying to determine a timeline, path of travel, and if there were any stops.”

CHP also shared findings from the GMC Yukon's on-board computer indicated the SUV stopped then began accelerating before hitting the rugged shorelines 70 feet below the highway. "Pure acceleration all the way," said CHP spokesman Cal Robertson.

The most recent report of possible child abuse stemmed from the Hart's neighbors Bruce and Dana DeKalb who called CPS after Devonte snuck over to their home begging for food. One of his sisters also went to the DeKalb's last year asking for help.  "They were all small," Bruce DeKalb said. "The one girl, who was 12, looked like she was 7. Both of her teeth were missing, front teeth. She said that she wanted us to take her to Seattle and [her parents] weren't treating her right and don't make her go back." He explained how the Harts "told us what we wanted to hear, life went on for another eight months, and here we are today." As previously reported, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic assault in Minnesota for beating one of her daughters, who was 6-years-old at the time.

Devonte captured the hearts of the nation when a photo of him hugging a police officer went viral in 2014. His "free hugs" mission was one supported by Jen and Sarah who led a lifestyle focused on love, spirituality and peace. The family were often staples at festivals catering to the spiritually and creatively inclined like the Beloved festival and the gathering for The Goonies' 30th anniversary in Astoria, Oregon. A video of Devonte hugging artist Xavier Rudd also caught a lot of attention after his viral photo.

“Just wanted to take a moment to personally thank you for capturing the video of my son, Devonte, with Xavier at Beloved," Jen said at the time. "I was shooting still photos, so I was hoping that a quality video would arise at some point.  This moment is forever etched on our hearts, and most likely anyone who was there to witness this raw human love. Devonte was wearing his ‘Free Hugs’ sign that he travels the country with.  He’s hugged thousands, sharing his love for all.  There is a long story behind the emotion and why this moment was so special for Devonte. Thank you for enabling everyone to live this moment again through your video. “

Police obtained a search warrant of family's home in Woodland, WA. where they confiscated an iPhone and MacBook laptop. They're also looking for bank statements and notes indicating any plans of suicide.

READ: Parents Of Devonte Hart Accused Of Child Abuse Before Fatal Car Crash

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Officials Name Tekashi 6ix9ine Affiliate Shooter In 2018 Barclays Shooting

Newly released documents from Tekashi 6ix9ine’s ongoing racketeering case have revealed more information about the rapper and his crew’s criminal history. According to the docs, the government has reportedly identified the “shooter” for the Nine Trey Gansta Bloods as Fuguan "Fubanger" Lovick.

Lovick is one of the six remaining defendants in the case (five have already pleaded guilty). Authorities suggest Lovick was the shooter in the incident that occurred at the Barclays Center during Adrien Broner’s fight in April 2018. Previous reports alleged that 6ix9ine’s crew got into an altercation with Casanova’s posse, which resulted in shots being fired.

"In addition to the surveillance video, which shows the defendant discharging a firearm inside the Barclays Center, cooperating witnesses will testify about the defendant’s role in Nine Trey, in particular as a shooter for the gang who almost always carried a firearm," the legal documents say.

In Mar. 2019, Lovick filed a motion to have his charges dismissed. He stated that his initial arrest for a traffic stop, which led to the discovery of a firearm, was illegal. On Wednesday (April 17), the government filed a memorandum defending the search.

Lovick's next hearing is set for April 30.

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Eva Marcille Tears Up As She Recalls Kevin McCall’s Alleged Abuse

Eva Marcille is opening up about her allegedly abusive relationship with ex, Kevin McCall, in light of the rapper’s recent arrest for domestic violence. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star stopped by The Rickey Smiley Show on Thursday (April 18), where she discussed the abuse she endured during and after her first pregnancy.

“It took me a lot of time to even be able to get up the courage to talk about it because it’s embarrassing,” she said. “Coming from where I come from and being as astute and courageous as I am, you always feel like, ‘it can never be me.’”

Marcille explained that she and McCall were not “really in love” before she became pregnant with their daughter, Marley. “It wasn’t a relationship that lasted long enough for me to really even know him,” she noted. Even so, it wasn’t long before their romance took a violent turn.

“[The abuse] didn’t start for me until I was pregnant with Marley. And then about a month after having Marley, it didn’t stop; it got worse,” she tearfully recalled. “And it got worse with her. The final straw was when Marley was actually in my arms once. And I was like, ‘I can’t do this no more.”

Marcille has since married someone else (she married Michael Sterling in Oct. 2018), but she suggested that her history with McCall is both triggering and relevant to this day.

As previously noted, McCall was arrested on Monday (April 15) for domestic violence against his current partner, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms. The “Deuces” artist was charged with one felony of injuring a spouse or cohabitant. According to jail records, McCall was released on Tuesday (April 16) after posting a $75,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 30.

In regards to his latest case, Eva said that her sympathy lies with the alleged victim. “I feel sorry for that girl… I feel bad for women who have to deal with that,” she said. “It’s actually not a laughable matter. It’s something that makes you feel so little… I hope that they keep his ass in jail.”

Watch the clips from Eva Marcille’s latest interview below.

 

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#PressPlay: #EvaMarcille gets emotional detailing her abuse and speaks on her ex #KevinMcCall’s recent domestic violence arrest (SWIPE) Via @rickeysmileyofficial

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Justin Bieber Blasts Laura Ingraham Over Nipsey Hussle Comments

Justin Bieber is slamming Fox News anchor, Laura Ingraham, over her divisive comments about the late Nipsey Hussle.

"Absolutely disgusting what you did on national television," Bieber wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday (April 18). "How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on? Doesn't matter who it is. But disrespecting someone's who was a pillar in the community and did right by people?"

He added: "Did you not think about the family who just lost a loved one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period."

Bieber's criticism comes shortly after  T.I. and The Game slammed Ingraham on their social media accounts. “WE ALL GET OUR TURN TO LIVE THROUGH OUR OWN PERSONAL TRAGEDY... and watch how many people dance in the streets, laugh and crack distasteful inappropriate jokes when it’s YOUR TURN!!!! Karma is constant & the laws of reciprocity ARE IN ORDER," T.I. wrote in a post on Instagram.

Nip was a hero to the Los Angeles community, a business owner, and rapper, who was killed on Mar. 30. His passing caused an outpour of responses from the music and California communities.

Unfortunately, Ingraham did not do her homework before getting on her April 12 show to poke fun at Hussle’s funeral. She highlighted his song, “FDT,” which is short for “F**k Donald Trump,” as a way to justify why Nip shouldn’t be so beloved.

Ingraham has not responded to the recent call to action. Check out all of the reactions below.

 

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Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did on national television. How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on. Doesn’t matter who it is. But disrespecting someone’s who was a pillar in the community and did right by people? Did you not think about the family who just lost a love one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period. #repost #spreadawareness

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