1. Camera captures nanny burning toddler with curling iron.
A woman has been charged with assault and endangering a child after a nanny cam captured her burning a toddler with a curling iron.
Nosipho Nxumalo, from Harlem, New York, was arrested after the boy’s mother noticed the toddler had burns on his left hand and watched home security footage showing the alleged abuse.
Footage shows the nanny checking the styling tool is hot as the boy cowers beneath her before she touches it to his hands and feet.
“After she burns him several times, you see her – you could tell she was telling him, ‘See that’s what happens when you don’t listen,’ and then she hugs him,” the boy’s mother, Angela Persaud, told NBC4 New York.
“She’s playing these warped mind games with my child, and it’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life.”
Nosipho Nxumalo has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
2. Man kills mother with rolling pin and knife, court hears.
A man beat his 75-year-old mother with a rolling pin and stabbed her to death after a dispute over her will, a Melbourne court has heard.
Socrates Tamvakis, 45, appeared in court on Tuesday charged with the murder of his mother, Violet Tamvakis.
Mr Tamvakis, who has a mental illness, allegedly killed his mother after in the early hours of April 26 last year after finding out she was changing her will to ensure he could not sell the family home in Bentleigh, the Herald Sun reports.
The man’s two sisters spoke at the committal hearing, telling the court that Mr Tamvakis has had bipolar for about 25 years and had often been verbally abusive towards their mother, who was not trying to kick her son out of the family home, but just ensure he couldn’t sell it after her death.
“Socrates has said many times he was going to kill mum, but I never thought he’d do it,” Mrs Kotsabouikis told the court.
The Herald Sun reports Mr Tamvakis had been admitted to psychiatric clinics as an involuntary patient about 30 times since he was diagnosed with bipolar.
Mr Tamvakis pleaded not guilty to murder.
He was committed to stand trial at the Supreme Court of Victoria.
3. E-cigarette exploded in man’s face.
An e-cigarette exploded in a man’s mouth, leaving him with horrific burns and knocking out several teeth.
Andrew Hall, from Pocatello, Idaho, was getting ready for work and ‘vaping’ the e-cigarette when suddenly his device blew up in his face.
Mr Hall was rushed to hospital and treated in intensive care for the second-degree burns left by the explosion, which also knocked out seven of his teeth, The Sun reports.
Sharing his experience on Facebook, the man wrote that he hadn’t expected it was possible for the device to explode.
“I did not do anything I wasn’t supposed to (battery was in right, always had the shop put it together when I first bought it and add things and maintenance it the right way while taking their advice) but it exploded in my face,” he wrote.
“I vape (I know, terrible and uncool) but I no longer do and I hope to possible sway those that do to maybe re-evaluate or find other methods of smoking.