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Girl uses her last breath to identify man who shot her after she rejected his advances

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As she was dying from gunshot wounds, a Brooklyn, N.Y., teen used her last breaths to identify the man who shot her because she refused to date him, police testified Monday.


According to the New York Daily News, 16-year-old Shemel Mercurius struggled through a painful 20-minute wait for an ambulance, but in that time, she told authorities about a 25-year-old man who wanted to date her and would not take no for an answer, the police said.

Taariq Stephens is the 25-year-old facing charges that he murdered Shemel, a junior at Edward R. Murrow High School. Shemel was babysitting her 3-year-old cousin in May 2016 when authorities say Stephens forced his way into the apartment in the New York City borough and shot her three times with a submachine gun.

During Stephens’ trial Monday inside the state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, responding officers detailed the scene to which they arrived on May 31, 2016.

“There was a 3-year-old male child … covered in blood crying next to the victim,” Police Sgt. Ryan Habermehl testified, adding that he immediately called EMS. “It took about 20 minutes for EMS to arrive.”

Police Officer Kyle Thomas Daly was the one who found Shemel bleeding, seated on a toy car and slumped against the wall.

I put on gloves, took her off the car and laid her down and began rendering aid … she regained consciousness, gave me her name and date of birth,” Daly, who has since left the New York City Police Department to join the Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Department, told the courtroom.

He also confirmed that it took about 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive.

Shemel went in and out of consciousness, but in that time, she was able to tell another detective that Stephens wanted them to be a couple but she wasn’t interested, Daly testified.

Shemel and Stephens had met at a day care center about a week before the slaying and exchanged numbers, according to authorities.

Shortly before she was shot, Shemel had buzzed a friend, Lona Junien, into the building where she was babysitting. Junien, 18, also testified what she saw when she approached the apartment.

“The person pushed her. The person said, ‘Don’t ever lie to me.’ She was screaming; he took out the gun and shot her,” Junien said.

However, when she was being questioned by Stephens’ lawyer, Junien did acknowledge that a detective had identified Stephens as the shooter before she had a chance to identify him for herself.

Stephens is facing charges of second-degree murder and a weapons charges and, if convicted, could serve 25 years to life in prison.

 

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  1. Asuquo

    December 14, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Stephen you are wicked, you deserve death, but for the sake of Jesus Christ, let the court sentence you for that 25yrs imprisonment.

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Japhman” Here is how big brother works.

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I am Japhman, birthname: Japhet Attah Egwumah.
Producers and organizers throw a bunch of people (strangers) from different backgrounds into a house, where they’re stuck “in-house” for three months – All day and night. This is just one of the things that distinguishes this particular show and makes it a fan favorite causing unimaginable fanfare and multi-directional fan wars..
Little wonder Big Brother as a show  brews love, hatred and, oftentimes, erotic affection among the housemates; these feelings, including even Eros, yes, erotic feelings, spill over to fans outside the house.
The rising trend of big brother fans and promoters “hating the player instead of hating the game” is largely attributed to the fact that most people (viewers and naysayers) get lost and forget it is a reality show, a game, with all participants just gunning for the “trophy”.
It’s high time people get engrossed with the fact that its only a reality show and the players (housemates) have to play the game to win.. fans need to stop the hate and focus on the player who plays the game the right way: I know, I know, Easier said than done!
Short of this, we may as well rename it “the hate wasted show” .
People sure need to grow
I remain #Japhman
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Japhman: What to know about Japhman and family reality show

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JAPHET ATTAH EGWUMAH also known as Japhman is an instagram Celebrity, Nigerian-American based writer, content creator, artist, interviewer, compere and comedian.
Japhman is a native of Ibaji Local government in Kogi State Nigeria and he was born in the northern part of Nigeria, where he attended his high school and studied Physics in the famous Kogi State University, he is happily married with 2 kids and about to launch his family reality show called “Japhman and family”,
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Watch out for Japhman reality show coming soon.
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BREAKING: Valencia Beat Barcelona To Win Copa Del Rey Final

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Barcelona’s hope of clinching another silverware was dashed yesterday night when Valencia beat them by two goals to one in the final of the Copa Del Rey.

Valencia quickly put two unreplied goals past the Spanish champions in the first before Lionel Messi halved the deficit deep into the second half. His second-half goal only proved to be a consolation as Valencia held on to the win.

Despite the defeat to Barcelona, Lionel Messi still se5 another record with his goal as the goal set him up as the only player to score in six consecutive Copa Del Ray finals.

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