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A Russian history professor who is renowned for his depiction of Napoleon was arrested after he was pulled out of a river while intoxicated and in possession of a backpack of limbs that had been removed from a woman’s body.

63-year-old Oleg Sokolov is a professor of history at Saint Petersburg State University who is well-versed in French military history, as well as a top player in historical re-enactment activities. Sokolov has shown a strong attachment to the life of Napoleon Bonaparte by writing more than one book about the French general, in addition to dressing in period costume to depict his likeness at historical events.

For the past 5-years, Sokolov had been dating an ex-student, Anastasia Yeshchenko, who also shared his passion for French history. The couple reportedly lived together and collaborated on some of Sokolov’s writings about Napoleon.

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The mother of a 9-month-old infant is facing charges after she was accused of putting laxative medication into her child’s IV in an alleged attempt to starve him while he was hospitalized.

Megan Lee Kafer, 25, and her husband have been married for four years and live in Minnesota with their two children.

In July, the Kafers’ son was admitted to the hospital for treatment when he was failing to gain weight and the cause for this was not known.

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A man was taken into custody on Thursday as the suspected perpetrator of the theft of a tie pin reported missing from a display at a history museum in Arkansas in March.

Judge Isaac Parker sat on the bench of the U.S. Court for the Western District for 21 years, beginning in 1875 and ending in 1896. He became historically known as “The Hanging Judge” for the large number of death sentences handed out to offenders tried in his court. Parker was said to have worn a golden lizard-shaped pin while sitting on the bench.

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A woman who accused her spouse of forgetting their wedding anniversary was arrested on Wednesday when her disappointment and their arguing allegedly led her to hit him.

On the morning of March 21, 35-year-old Carol Lynn Stone began arguing with her husband, 41-year-old Ronnie William Alexander, when she was convinced that he had fallen prey to the cliché of forgetting their anniversary. Alexander left for work and their bickering reportedly continued through text messages throughout the day.

When Alexander returned home from work later that afternoon he brought his wife a rose and said he had plans to take her to a hotel on a weekend getaway. Stone was allegedly still very heated over the belief that Alexander had let their anniversary slip his mind and she decided to take a shower.