Man charged with storming Capitol made rap videos about riot
A man charged this week with storming the U.S. Capitol last year performed rap songs about the riot in videos posted on his YouTube channel, federal authorities say. A relative told the FBI that Billy Knutson was a rapper who sold his music online and has a YouTube channel under the username "Playboythebeast," an FBI agent said in a court filing. Knutson said on social media that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and posted photos of himself outside the building, the relative said. One of the songs on Knutson's YouTube channel is called “Patriots: Message To The World” and has more than 60,000 views.
A South Carolina grand jury has returned four new indictments against suspended attorney Alex Murdaugh, charging him with 23 more crimes, the state attorney general said Friday. © Hampton County Detention Center Alex Murdaugh.
The charges include 19 counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent and four counts of computer crimes.
The latest indictment alleges that Murdaugh stole more than $2.2 million meant for four clients Natarsha Thomas, Hakeem Pinckney, Arthur Badger and Deon Martin.
Murdaugh is accused of stealing nearly $8.5 million in settlement money altogether, according to indictments.
Stewart Rhodes spewed anti-government hate for more than a decade. Alex Jones gave him the audience
Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes has spewed violent rhetoric and whipped up unsubstantiated fears about secret government plots and imminent civil war for more than a decade with the help of another purveyor of extremism: conspiracy monger and internet powerhouse Alex Jones. © Getty Images Jones, who has built a staggering online following around his Infowars empire, has given Rhodes a platform to reach a wider audience -- from the day Rhodes plugged the Oath Keepers' first public meeting to the weeks surrounding the invasion of the US Capitol.
CNN has reached out to Murdaugh's attorney for comment.
Earlier this week, Judge Alison Lee denied Murdaugh's motion to reconsider his bond. In December, Lee set Murdaugh's bond at $7 million for 48 charges from a state grand jury.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the office of South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, the FBI, and a US attorney's office conducted this state grand jury investigation, a news release from Wilson's office reads.
Wilson's office will prosecute the case, the news release reads.
Murdaugh remains jailed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
Teen charged with murder in 12-year-old's fatal overdose .
A California teen has been arrested and charged with murder, accused of selling a fentanyl-laced pill to a 12-year-old child. The Santa Clara County's District Attorney Office (SCCDAO) said San Jose Police Department officers arrested the teen on Tuesday. Authorities found in the suspect's Google Photos page screenshots of public service warnings over fentanyl overdoses, according to the statement. The 12-year-old girl was with two friends when she purchased the "M-30" pill from the 16-year-old suspect on November 14, 2020. Prosecutors said her friends then recorded a video of her lining up the crushed pill for ingestion.