The Facebook ‘selfie’ that solved a Canadian killing

Brittney Gargol (R) with her killer, Cheyenne Antoine, in a photo taken hours before Gargol died. (Facebook)
Updated 18 January 2018
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The Facebook ‘selfie’ that solved a Canadian killing

DUBAI: A Facebook selfie became instrumental in the investigation into the death of a young woman, and lead to a guilty plea and a seven-year prison sentence for her killer, police have said.
Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty earlier this week to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, after police discovered the weapon used in a picture of the pair posted just hours before the incident, Canadian news site CBC reported.
Gargol’s body was found near a landfill in Saskatoon two years ago – she had been strangled to death — the belt was near her body.
Antoine said the friends had been out drinking on the night of her death and got into an argument. Antoine says she doesn’t remember killing her friend
Police, who used Facebook posts to develop a timeline of Antoine and Gargol’s movements on the night of murder, said that aspects of the story Antoine first gave to them did not add up,
Antoine was initially charged with second-degree murder, but she later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Kuwaiti presenter suspended for calling colleague ‘handsome’ live on air

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Kuwaiti presenter suspended for calling colleague ‘handsome’ live on air

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Information has decided to suspend a presenter who commended the looks of her male colleague live on air.
A viral Youtube video showed presenter for Kuwait TV Basma Al-Shammar calling her fellow male reporter “mazyoon,” which translates into “the handsome, attractive one” in local dialect.
The male reporter, Nawaf Al-Shiraki, was covering the municipal council elections before he appeared to be adjusting his traditional headwear prior to going on air.
This is when the Al-Shammar alerted him that he was on air, saying: “No need to fix your ghutra, Nawaf, you look handsome!”

The act was considered by some a “flirtation” on the presenter’s part.
However, others wrote on her Twitter feed saying there was nothing wrong with what she said.
A Kuwaiti MP reportedly wrote to the country’s information minister on Twitter saying that such a slip of the tongue should not be tolerated on state television.
A source from Kuwait’s state TV was quoted saying that the anchor had been suspended pending investigation into the incident.