Missing Man Found Dead, Body Parts Extracted, Pastors, Others Linked

first_imgA man identified as Nimely Tarr, who went mysteriously missing a month ago, has been found dead with body parts allegedly missing from his decomposed corpse.The body was found in Playtoe Town, Diaplaye Statutory District #1 in Grand Bassa County.The parts allegedly extracted from Tarr’s body include the heart and the right hand, according to the coroner’s report from the crime scene.The body of the late Tarr was discovered by a team of traditional men during a massive search following a tip-off, on September 10.  The tip-off was recently disclosed to the Daily Observer by Grand Bassa’s supreme grand zoe, Edward Garmar.Following the discovery of Tarr’s body, several suspects were apprehended, including Pastor Philip Joe and his assistant, Pastor Emmanuel Juludoe of Christian Revival of God in Christ Church in Playtoe Town.Other suspects arrested are Erasius Morris, James Reeves, Samuel Targbehn, Daniel Ben, Onegar Zarkpah, Simeon Brown and Edward.The suspects were reportedly turned over to the Grand Bassa County Police Detachment for preliminary interrogation.Information gathered by this newspaper revealed that after church services on Sunday, August 10, 2014 the late Tarr, his pastors in question and others went to Morris Town where a hunter had killed a red deer, which they all shared.Thereafter the late Tarr departed and while en route to his home town, Woe Town, which is adjacent to Playtoe Town, he was allegedly ambushed and subsequently mobbed to death by the suspects who reportedly extracted his heart and hand for ritualistic or “heart man” purposes.According to the police charge sheet, issued on September 10, the defendants were apprehended and informed of their Miranda and constitutional rights, investigated and subsequently charged with murder, a first degree felony.During the police Crime Service Division’s intensive preliminary interrogation, defendant Onegar Zarkpah told the police that on August 10, 2014, at about 17 hours, while returning from cutting palm nuts in the bush he met co-defendant Rev. Emmanuel Juludoe, James Reeves, Samuel Tarrgban and Rev. Philip Joe, who, he said, had already killed Nimely Tarr in the late Garbleejay Zangban’s Sugar Cane Farm.The men allegedly cut the victim’s butt with a knife and told Zarkpah not to reveal to anyone what had taken place or else they would kill him.Zarkpah told the police that when he got home to Playtoe Town, he confided about the incident to Daniel Ben.  Ben asked the Town Chief of Playtoe Town, James Reeves, about the incident, and Reeves told Ben to forget about the whole matter.The police charged all of the suspects and forwarded them to the Buchanan City Court for trial proceedings.The court, presided over by Associate Magistrate Richard Browne, considered the alleged act committed by the defendants as criminal and in violation of Section 14.1 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sure, iOS 7 Looks Awfully Familiar—It Also Looks Like A Winner

first_imgTags:#Apple#iOS 7#smartphones Apple’s long-awaited iOS 7 operating system will finally reach consumers in the fall. Apple wants you to think that once you get iOS 7, you’ll have a brand new iPhone that you already know how to use — even if it’s largely a pick-and-choose mashup of many great features that Apple’s competitors have offered up over the past six years.(See also: iOS 7: What You Need To Know Now)Thing is, both perspectives are right. What Apple has shown us of iOS 7 looks like a winner to me, even if it is a retread. Read on to see why.Innovating? Or Hunting and Gathering?There’s plenty of fodder in iOS 7 for Apple critics. Its revamped notifications and control centers smack of features found in the latest releases of Android. Its new translucent animations and system effects recall HTC’s Sense 5 software, a user-interface “skin” the smartphone maker HTC puts on its phones. (Today’s weather app demo was particularly egregious in this regard).)iOS 7’s new approach to multitasking? Palm did that years ago with webOS’ Cards, and Microsoft did it again in Windows Phone 7.(See also: Apple Announces Mac OS X Mavericks)And the copying — er, homage — isn’t limited to mobile software. During the OS X Mavericks demo, Apple’s Craig Federighi showed off a new feature that lets Mac users look up travel directions and send them to an iPhone. Google called that “Chrome to Phone” back in 2010. And iRadio? (Sorry, make that “iTunes Radio.”) It’s a straight-up Pandora killer. A New Phone You’re Already Familiar WithBut here’s the thing. Easy as it is for a mobile-obsessed geek like me to trace the lineage of new iOS 7 features and to call foul on Apple for passing off thievery as conception, I cannot wait to get an iPhone running iOS 7. Why? Because it looks cool and it promises up-to-date features. Perhaps most important to me, the vast majority of people I’m close it use iPhones, and frankly it’s just easier to share stuff from iPhone to iPhone.The Apple on stage today was Apple at its best. In recent years, Apple has thrived by watching market trends, identifying just what’s causing consumers the most trouble, and then setting teams of expert hardware and software designers on the masses’ consumer tech woes. (See also: Apple Releases Updated MacBook Air Laptops & A Brand New Mac Pro)The first iPhone taught consumers how to use a new kind of device. iOS 7 — the second coming of iPhone, if you will — is going to take the training wheels off.I switched from an iPhone to an Android phone about a year ago, largely so I could tweak my home screens more to my liking and access information and services via home screen widgets and controls. Android lets me control music (on my phone and on my home Sonos system) without launching an app; iOS 6 can’t do that. So I put up with lousy Android-to-iOS messaging in exchange for rapid fire access to my tunes.For Geeks and Moms AlikeToday Apple showed that it hasn’t forgotten about users like me who want to get geeky on their phones. And it did so in true Apple fashion, by aping the innovations it’s seen stick in the non-iPhone world and offering them in ways designed not to confuse the heck out of first time smartphone users. Apple said today that it worked hard to make all of iOS 7’s new functionality easy for iOS 6 users to embrace. If it’s right — and a great big pile of shareholder money says it’d better be — that means all of my relatives and friends who jumped from $40/month dumbphones to $100/month iPhones over the past years will continue to use iOS for their messaging, photo sharing, and status updating.If Apple also did enough in iOS 7 to satiate power users, that means I might just be able to go back to an iPhone, which would make it a lot easier for me to share my messages and photos with all of those iPhone-wielding smartphone neophytes I just mentioned. Like my Mom. Embrace the quirks of my inner geek and iMessage photos to Mom, all from one phone? Hard to argue with that. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts noah kravitzcenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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