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Death at the Border: Did Twin Brothers Hunt Migrants, or Wildlife?



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two men and a truckSIERRA BLANCA (Texas) — Jesus Ivan Sepulveda Martinez began his journey to seek work in America in his father’s car. two men and a truck  He then caught a bus from Ceballos to get to the border. Soon, the 22-year-old slipped into Texas, where he began walking through the deserted landscape east of El Paso with about a dozen other migrants.

Three days after Mr. Sepulveda had texted his dad that he had crossed the border, the group stopped at a small pond on a rural road to get water. Two men driving a pickup truck passed the group, and the migrants fled to the bush. The truck suddenly stopped, reversed, and stopped again.

One of the men walked out with a gun and opened fire. He fatally struck Mr. Sepulveda and wounded a young Mexican woman. This made the region near Sierra Blanca the new focal point for the nation’s growing immigration controversy.

The shooting of Michael Sheppard and Mark Sheppard, both local residents, aggravated an already volatile situation. Mark Sheppard is the warden at a troubled private prison in town, while Michael Sheppard works closely with the sheriff. Mark Sheppard is an employee at the county jail the sheriff runs.

The killing of Sept. 27 drew wide condemnation. It raised questions about the rule of law in West Texas’ cactus-strewn high plains and the real-world consequences of a bitter political split over how to manage a record-breaking number of illegal crossings at its southern border.

Beto O’Rourke (Democratic candidate for governor) said that the murder could be traced back to Gov. Greg Abbott’s “hateful speech” about immigration. Last week, Abbott said the shooting was “horrific” as well as “completely wrong”, but blamed President Biden.

He also blamed Texas for the increase in immigration and the need to send National Guard troops across the border to transport thousands of migrants to northern states.

The yellow plastic evidence numbers were still visible near the man-made lake. Mark Sheppard claimed that he and his brother mistook the women and men hiding in the brush for animals and set fire to them days later.

“At this stage, I don’t know what to do. They are great guys. They love to spend time outdoors. Mike loves hunting,” Arvin West, Hudspeth County sheriff said. two men and a truck He was speaking to reporters at his office where he showed a signed portrait of Donald J. Trump.

“I have never been hunting with them. I don’t hunt any animals. He said, “I hunt man,” in a grin reference to his law enforcement job.

Both 60-year-old brothers Sheppard was taken into custody last month and charged with manslaughter. Texas Rangers and agents from F.B.I. are investigating the killing.

Mark Sheppard told investigators that he and his brother were out hunting animals when they spotted javelinas. These are similar to wild hogs. According to the affidavits, Michael Sheppard fired two shots using a shotgun.

Mark Sheppard asked his brother “Did he get him?” According to the affidavit, Mark Sheppard said that he had asked his brother before changing “him” to it. two men and a truck They claimed they didn’t go to check if they actually hit a target.

The migrants claimed that two men taunted them in Spanish while they were hiding. The men shouted profanity at them and opened fire on them when they emerged, according to the migrants.

Family members of the migrants held a vigil at the Mexican border in Ciudad Juarez for several days demanding an account of all that transpired.

Napoleon Sepulveda Moreno (56), mourned his son’s death. He said that he had hoped to see his brother in Austin, spend a few years making money, and then return home to Mexico.

“He always spoke of going to Texas. In a telephone interview, Mr. Sepulveda stated that he had given his blessings.

His son was paid a small salary to care for farm animals and grow melons at their San Martin home, which is a few hours south of the border. He said, “My son didn’t deserve to die that way.”

Ms. Casias hails from San Jose de Bellavista. It is a small community about an hour and a quarter from San Martin. On her trip, she met Mr. Sepulveda.

Silvia Carrillo shared an audio recording of a conversation that she claimed she had with two men and a truck Ms. Casias shortly before she was shot. “I’m dying, really. They shot me,” Ms. Casias is heard saying. Then she adds, “They are okay. It’s just me, and another guy.” They shot us. The man died. “And I believe I’m next.”

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Her aunt responded, “Where are you? Call 911 and the border agents can find you.

“Please don’t tell mom. “I’ll see how to get out of this one,” Ms. Casias stated.

Residents of Sierra Blanca were stunned by the shooting and renewed interest in the West Texas Detention Center. This county-owned facility is run by LaSalle Corrections. Michael Sheppard was the warden.

The company operates over a dozen detention centers in Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. A spokesperson for the company said that Mr. Sheppard was fired following his arrest.

Some inside the company have referred to West Texas as a difficult facility due to its inability to provide enough water for its hundreds of prisoners.

Gregory Johnson, an ex-assistant warden at another LaSalle prison in Texas described the West Texas Detention Center as “a hellhole place”. They always have water problems at the facility.”

The facility was operated by Mr. Sheppard as a warden. It had a contract with federal authorities to house hundreds of detainees in the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement department.

According to a report from Texas A&M University School of Law and the University of Texas School of Law and Raices (a non-profit focused on immigrant legal service), two men and a truck some of these detainees complained of abuses including assaults and racial injuries.

Detainees from Somalia, mostly men in deportation proceedings, claimed that they were mistreated by staff, including the warden. One detainee claimed that Mr. Sheppard had hit and kicked him, while another stated that he had used racial abuse.

The claims of the detainees were not supported by the Office of the Inspector General of the federal Department of Homeland Security.

two men and a truck Fatma E. Marouf (Texas A&M University law professor) said that she believes there is often a credibility bias toward law enforcement. “We filed the report because it wasn’t one person complaining. There were many people complaining.”

According to inspection records, no migrants were being held at the detention center by federal authorities as of 2021. Scott Sutterfield, a company spokesperson, stated that the detention center does not currently have I.C.E. detainees.

He didn’t respond to the 2018 allegations of mistreatment in jail. He also did not say whether any action was taken against Mr. Sheppard as a result of the complaints.

two men and a truck Officials from the county said that the I.C.E. The water problems that arose from the inability to obtain an adequate water supply from a nearby community led to the termination of the contract. I.C.E. spokesmen did not respond to a request for comment.

A spokesman for I.C.E. did not respond to a request to comment. The U.S. still has inmates at the facility. According to county records, the facility still houses Marshals.

The detention center was a well-known job in Sierra Blanca. It paid more than twice the amount offered at the local jail.

According to the inspector general’s reports, two men and a truck Sheriff West served as the warden of the facility on at least one occasion when Mr. Sheppard was not in town.

Some of the people who worked with them described the two men together as friends.

Hudspeth County covers an area almost as large as Connecticut and has seen a greater number of migrants attempt to cross the dangerous desert terrain.

This is because the number of refugees seeking asylum in the United States has increased dramatically over the last few years.

Thomas Neely (95), the Hudspeth County Judge, said that there have been many problems with illegals crossing the desert and getting lost or dying.

Joanna Mackenzie is the county administrator. She also serves as its emergency manager. Officials found over 15 bodies of migrants in the desert last year. This is an increase from two to three per year in previous years. She said, “We’ve gone anywhere from you see a handful of migrants per week to hundreds crossing the property — it is unlike anything anyone has ever witnessed.”

Both Mark Sheppard and Michael Sheppard attended the meeting of the local water board on the night of the murder. They arrived at 7:30 p.m. approximately 30 minutes after the shooting. Sheriff West was also present.

The sheriff stated that he saw them at the water board the same night, and nothing was unusual. He said, referring to the 911 call regarding the murder, “We were just finishing the meeting.” “And I didn’t see their demeanor changing.”

The news quickly spread through Sierra Blanca. This is a stop for truck traffic on Interstate 10. The surrounding county is home to more than three-quarters of Hispanics. People in the area were shocked to hear that the brothers never showed any racial animus.

Paula Barrios (39), who lived nearby the brothers, said that although she is of Mexican-Native American descent, Mike was not ugly to her. “They are very nice people once you get to know them.”

Others recall conversations that took on new meanings in the wake of the arrests.

“We were speaking Spanish and Mark said, ‘Don’t speak Spanish around us,’” Bill Addington, 65, said. He was a long-time resident who had volunteered at a local foodbank where Mr. Sheppard would oversee county inmates working in striped uniforms. Waitresses around town also remember Mr. Sheppard’s objection to Spanish being spoken while they ate.

Michael and Mark Sheppard were taken from El Paso County jail where they were taken last month to Hudspeth County jail. They were then released after posting bonds of $250,000 each, according to Lasaro Salgado, a chief deputy sheriff in Hudspeth County. Both did not respond to requests for comment.

After the Texas Rangers issued a warrant for new charges in relation to the shooting, they were then remanded, Deputy Salgado, stated. Both men were in custody again on Tuesday, but this time they were closer to home, at the Hudspeth County Jail. According to the deputy, Mark Sheppard had lost his job at Hudspeth County jail.

Jack D’Isidoro produced the audio

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Cara Delevingne Does Hollywood Glamorous on the 2023 Oscars Red Carpet



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Cara Delevingne Makes Her Oscars Red Carpet Debut in an Eye-Catching Gown featuring a Thigh-High Slit
Delevingne will also serve as a presenter at tonight’s show. Cara Delevingne brought an old Hollywood glamour to Sunday’s 2023 Oscar red carpet.

At this evening’s award show, The Only Murders in the Building star, who is presenting, looked stunning in her daring red Elie Saab gown and Bulgari jewels. Her one-shoulder dress featured a thigh-high slit that showcased her platform Stuart Weitzman heels.

Delevingne took her glamorous style to the next level with a shimmery eye and bright rosy lip, finishing off with her hair pulled back off her face for an effortlessly stylish finish.

Delevingne, styled by Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi, got ready for her big night with hairstylist Danielle Priano and makeup artist Hung Vanngo. Vanngo used NakedBeauty MD Damsk Rose Revitalizing Gold-Infused Hydrogel Eye Masks to hydrate and plump Delevingne’s eyes – the ideal start to a glamorous night and the foundation for her makeup look.

Delevingne has been making waves on red carpets this awards season. She looked stunningly glamorous on the 2023 SAG Awards red carpet.

At the award show, model-actress Carolina Herrera, 30, stunned in an eye-catching long sleeve jumpsuit featuring plunging neckline decorated with large rosette appliques from their Fall/Winter 2023 collection. Additionally, this designer piece featured an overskirt which the star proudly showed off while walking down the red carpet.

Delevingne finished off her ensemble with black satin Casadei platform sandals and an amazing 74.73 carat necklace made of De Beers diamonds!

“Excited to be attending my first @sagawards tonight as part of the nominated cast of @onlymurdershulu!” she posted on Instagram alongside a picture of herself wearing the award show look.

Before the event, she shared on her Instagram Stories a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her beauty prep with Dior Beauty and celebrity esthetician Sarah Akram. To top it off, she donned bold brows and an intense red lip for full glam perfection.

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Delevingne has never shied away from making daring fashion statements at red carpet events. Last year, she graced the MIPCOM 2022 Fremantle photocall in Cannes wearing a flowy black minidress with sweetheart neckline and cutouts, paired with black heels with ankle-cuff detail and delicate jewelry. Delevingne kept her makeup understated but glamorous with a nude lip and glowing cheeks.

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The Only Murders in the Building star chose soft waves for her hairstyle, giving off an effortless aesthetic that complemented her breezy dress perfectly.

Delevingne also donned an all-black ensemble when she hit the red carpet at Paris Fashion Week last September.

Delevingne had earlier missed a New York Fashion Week event to honor her collaboration with late designer Karl Lagerfeld, Cara Loves Karl. However, she was present at the Paris party to commemorate this momentous milestone.

Delevingne donned an oversized tuxedo blazer adorned with a harness belt bearing her late designer’s name and atelier address. Finishing off the ensemble were red lips and thigh-high black boots.

On Thursday morning, Delevingne debuted another Cara Loves Karl ensemble on Instagram with a carousel of photos featuring an elegant black blazer, matching pants and classic pointed-toe pumps. She chose not to wear a blouse underneath the blazer to show off its plunging neckline.


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Hyundai Verna Launched in India 2023: Pricing, Availability, Engine, Safety, Interior Review



Hyundai Verna Launched in India 2023

Hyundai Verna Launched in India 2023: This updated model offers a radical redesign in terms of design, powertrain, and features over its predecessor. Furthermore, Hyundai has included some first-of-a-kind features not seen before on this generation of Verna. Primarily competing against it are Honda City 2023 hybrid cars which also offer hybrid powertrain options.

Pricing and Availability for the Hyundai Verna

The Hyundai Verna 2023 has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 10.90 lakh, with the most expensive variant priced at Rs 17.37 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). These prices are ex-showroom and subject to change without notice.

Explore the pricing details for the new Hyundai Verna 2023:

The Hyundai Verna 2023 is available in six variants: EX, S, SX(O), SX Turbo, and SX(O) Turbo. Customers can select between manual transmission, IVT, or DCT for their driving experience.

Hyundai Verna 2023 Engine Options

In terms of powertrain options, the Hyundai Verna 2023 will feature a 1.5-liter MPi variant and a 1.5-liter GDi petrol engine. It will be offered in nine color options totaling seven solid shades plus two dual-tone shades.

Hyundai Verna 2023 Safety

As standard equipment, the Verna comes with six airbags and other features like seatbelt reminders and three-point seatbelts. Furthermore, it gets Level 2 ADAS protection as well.

Hyundai Verna 2023 Interior Options

Hyundai Verna 2023 Interior Options

The Hyundai Verna 2023 will be offered dual-tone black and beige interiors. Plus, all major touch points feature soft-touch elements for added comfort.

The new Hyundai Verna 2023 boasts larger dimensions compared to its predecessor, providing more interior space as well as a 528-liter boot for storage needs.

The Hyundai Verna 2023 boasts a host of features, such as its 10.25-inch infotainment system with Bose speakers, multi-language support, and over 65 connected car tech options.

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How Did South African Rapper Costa Titch Tragic Death?



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Costa Titch had big plans and big dreams. On Saturday night, however, fans of the South African rapper feared for the worst when he collapsed during a performance. Later, his family issued a statement on Instagram lamenting the tragic knock at their door. Police continue to probe the tragic death of 28-year-old. Tributes have been paid to him as they continue their investigation. BBC 1Xtra presenter Jeremiah Asiamah, who interviewed Costa Titch just weeks prior, expressed her sorrow over the passing. “Not just for fans of amapiano music,” he tells BBC Newsbeat, but for all who appreciate great music.” “His presence is contagious – just like his music!”

How did Costa Titch Died?

Videos posted to social media show Costa collapsing twice before falling off the stage during his performance at Ultra South Africa festival in Johannesburg. Organisers praised him as a beloved artist and “an inspiring voice in South Africa’s amapiano scene”. They expressed their sorrow over the sudden loss.

Contrary to what some have speculated online, no cause of death has been given. Local police say a post-mortem examination will determine the cause of death for Costa. His family has requested time and space as they try to make sense of what has befallen them while seeking closure.

Who was Costa Titch?

Costa Titch Born Constantinos Tsobanoglou, he began his career as a dancer before making an international breakthrough with his song Big Flexa in 2022. Last month, Akon announced a collaboration with his record label Konvict Kulture.

Rappers Swagger and Jeezy came together for a remix of the track that was named a ‘Rising Record’ on 1Xtra’s Rave Show. Costa stated on the show that despite its success, there are still many places around the world which haven’t heard about the record yet.

1Xtra host Jeremiah Asiamah predicts Costa Titch’s songs will now ‘hit even harder in the clubs’. Jeremiah believes Costa’s ambitions went far beyond just creating music.

“When speaking to me, he said to me ‘Big Flexa has done its thing. But I want to take it up a notch – show people I’m more than just a rapper or dancer; I am an accomplished musician’.”


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