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Shock as man bites ex-girlfriend’s lip off

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A student had her lip brutally bitten off by her ex-boyfriend who wanted to ‘leave his mark on her’.

Kayla Hayes has shared graphic photos of her injuries a year after the attack, bravely speaking out about the horrific incident.

The 19-year-old from Greenville, South Carolina says she remembers being in shock and screaming as he tried to kiss her then ‘clenched down,’ tearing into her mouth.

Kayla has been left with permanent scarring but is relieved and finally feels safe now her former partner Seth Aaron Fleury, 23, is behind bars.

Fleury was sentenced to 12 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to Assault and Battery of a High Aggravated Nature.

Kayla credits current partner Blake for helping her to recover and being there to ‘pick up the pieces’.

 

Stitches around Kayla’s mouth after having surgery. [Courtesy]

She started dating Fleury in 2016, when he was 21 and she was 17, and broke up with him after almost a year as he treated her like ‘property’.

 

A few weeks later, she met up with her ex so that he could ‘right his wrongs’ before enrolling in the Navy, but after she refused to rekindle the romance, he became violent.

Fleury tried to kiss her but as she pulled away, he clamped onto her bottom lip so hard that it nearly entirely tore off.

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Seth Aaron Fleury with Kayla Hayes prior to the attack. [Courtesy]

Kayla said: “I never expected he was capable of doing that, I never thought he would physically bite my lip off.

“I met him down the street, he had flowers and cards, one about getting back together.

“I met him because he was joining the navy and I wanted to let him ‘right his wrongs’.

“After reading the cards, he asked, ‘Don’t you have anything to say?’ and I told him I was not there to get back with him.

“He told me to get out, so I did, and he threw everything at the back of my head. Once I got back into my car, my leg was shaking so uncontrollably that I couldn’t move.

“I saw him draw a breath and try to kiss me, as I pulled away he clenched down.

“I remember him latching onto me and my body being in shock, I didn’t feel any pain apart from the tear and I started screaming.

“He then dragged me by the hair and slammed the door in my face and drove off. It was crazy.”

Kayla was forced to undergo emergency plastic surgery and received over 300 stitches.

The damage caused by the attack left her with limited movement around her mouth and permanent scarring.

She added: “My surgeon had to cut all around my face and cheeks to bring the two sides of my lip together because it was torn off completely.

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“I find myself insecure over the scars, it’s very hard as a young woman especially, but I have to remember that they don’t define me.

“I can define my scars or have them define me, they show my story and what I have overcome.

“A piece of me died after the attack, at times I feel a great deal of sadness but now when I think about that day, I know I’m a stronger person today.”

At Greenville County Courthouse, where Kayla saw her attacker for the first time since the horrific ordeal, just the sight of him left her ‘mortified’ and ‘nervous’.

Kayla said: “I have been told Seth did it intentionally and wanted to leave his mark on me for my next boyfriend.

“Seth was very controlling and treated me like property not a girlfriend, he was very manipulative.

“He showed no remorse in his eyes whatsoever. I believe he knew what he did, and he meant to do it.

“I feel the sentence has given me closure now that I know he’s not walking the streets.”

Seth Aaron Fleury, 23, was sentenced to 12 years in jail on October 18 last week.

He will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.

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After the plea hearing, Solicitor Walt Wilkins said “This case demonstrates the unique circumstances under which domestic violence occurs, and how quickly these situations can escalate into violence.

“Hopefully this prison sentence will make it clear to both this defendant and other abusers that domestic violence in any fashion will not be tolerated.”

During her recovery, Kayla found love with new partner Blake, a friend who had been at her side since she was rushed to hospital.

Kayla said: “He is amazing, he would hold me even when I was covered in stitches and told me I was beautiful. He picked up the broken pieces.

“He played a humungous part in my recovery and picked me up on my hardest days.

“He showed me that not all guys are like my ex and that there are good people out there.”

Kayla is fundraising to pay-off her medical bills and future treatment, as well as repaying her school scholarship after being forced to drop out because of the attack.

She hopes to one day return to education and transition her studies to focus on domestic violence-related issues.

To donate to her cause visit her fundraising page.

Kayla has bravely shared photos of her lip after the attack. [Courtesy]

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The 5 things you need to know about H-1B work visa

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BY BOB MWITI

Those very keen on relocating to US on a work visa, or those that are already here in the US on student visa, probably know a thing or two about H1B-visa, but there is quite a very good number of people who do not know anything about this visa that could allow one to live and work here in the US if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

After I graduated from college here in the US, I was able to get a H1B visa before finally becoming a permanent resident. So when I talk about H1B visa, I talk as someone who has gone through the whole process. It can be a bumpy ride, but with determination, you should be able to get there.

So in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I give you 5 things you need to know about H1B work visa.Enjoy!.If you like my work, please subscribe to my youtube channel for more content about living and working in the United States Of America.

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

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I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
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Kenyans in US fall victim to phishing attacks by Sendwave impersonators, lose thousands of dollars

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Impersonators posing as genuine employees of SendWave.com, the popular online money Transfer platform, are sending out emails to unsuspecting customers asking them to update their their account information.

 

Many Kenyans living in the United States have been targeted by the scammers.

 

Sendwave is operated by Chime Inc. and is authorized to transmit money in the US, Canada, the UK and the EU.

 

On Thursday, SendWave administrators confirmed to Kenya Satellite News Network that the emails did not emanate from them and appealed to their customers “not to update their account information as they are going to lose their money.”

 

“Those emails are not from us. Any email from Sendwave must have @sendwave as a handle. Please don’t open them,” the spokesperson said.

Irene Wanjiru Maina, an Atlanta-based Kenyan who regularly uses Sendwave to send money to her family back home said he was amazed by how credible the “fake” landing page.

 

“When you click on the link, it takes you to a landing page which looks almost identical to the genuine Sendwave landing page,” she said.

“I just hope no one has fallen victim,” she added.

 

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However, two other  customers who did not wish to disclose their identity confirmed to ksnmedia.com that they had fallen victim and their accounts had been compromised.

 

Here is how the fake landing page looks:

 

Here is the genuine Sendwave landing page:
Can you spot the difference?
Below are samples of some of the emails received by Sendwave customers:

Hi

 

This is Norman B. from Sendwave. For regulatory purposes, we’re required to verify the identity of all Sendwave users. Unfortunately, your account has not yet been verified. In order to ensure that you are able to continue to use our service, kindly click on the update your account below:

 

Update Your Account 

 

Please note that if you do not confirm your details within 48 hours, your ability to send money using Sendwave may be disrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

At Sendwave, we take the security of your account very seriously and appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.

Best,

Sendwave User Protection Support Team

Hi,
We wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Terms of Service for all Sendwave users. These updates reflect our ongoing commitment to documenting our procedures clearly as we work to provide you with the safest, easiest and fastest service possible. In order to ensure that you are able to continue to use our service, Kindly click on submit account verification to update your account:

Submit Account Verification   

Please note that if you do not confirm your details within 48 hours, your ability to send money using Sendwave may be disrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As always, thank you for using Sendwave!

Best Wishes,
The Sendwave Team  

Wave only allows you to transfer money via their dedicated smartphone application, available for both Apple and Android phones. Customers in the US, the UK and Canada can send money, and current receiving countries include Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Although the range of sending and receiving countries is limited, Wave are planning to introduce money transfer services to more countries as the company grows.

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Wave does not charge fees to use its money transfer services and instead makes a profit by offering a worse exchange rate than the base rate. This rate varies between being around 1.5 percent and five percent lower. This can make them more expensive than other providers for certain money transfer needs, so it’s worth comparing.

You can only send money from a debit card linked to a bank account in the US, the UK, Canada or another country approved by Wave. The mobile application can be used anywhere in the world, as long as the payment comes from a bank account approved by Wave.

You cannot use a credit card, PayPal or a direct bank transfer to fund currency exchanges. We did find a couple of references on the Wave website to sending funds to the beneficiary’s bank account, but couldn’t find further details. It looks like they mainly offer to transfer funds to the beneficiary’s mobile wallet, which would explain why the transfers are so fast.

There are limits to how much money people can send. You can initially transfer a maximum of $999/£750/€750 per day and $2,999/£2,500/€2,500 per month.

These limits can be raised to $2,999/£2,500/€2,500 per day and $12,000/£10,000/€10,000 per month if Wave receives proof of identity in the form of a photographic ID.

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Wave, with a website at www.wave.com (part of a business called Chime Inc.) should not be confused with Wave Money, with a website at www.wavemoney.com.mm — they are separate businesses.

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VIDEO: Ghanaian Pastor had threatened wife before shooting her dead in Florida – police

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A video clip showing what transpired before a Ghanaian-born US-based preacher allegedly short his wife dead has emerged.

This as Police in Orlando, Fl. continue  holding a 35-year-old Ghanaian pastor who is accused of fatally shooting his better half.

In the video, the pastor can be heard threatening threatening Barbara that he was going to kill her in front of her brother, who had earlier threatened to beat him up.

Sylvester Ofori was arrested at the couple’s home following the shooting incident which, according to authorities,  was captured by CCTV Cameras.

“You can tell that she is trying to get inside. Unfortunately, he shoots her outside of the establishment,” a police spokesman said.

Ofori, who is currently being held at the Orange County Jail without bond, has been charged with first-degree murder.

The couple had been going through a divorce and had been separated for about three months, a detective told reporters.

The wife, Barbara Tommey worked at the Navy Federal Credit union near mall Millenia in Orlando. A new video which has surfaced on Social media shows moments where the pastor was being beaten by the brother of murdered Barbara.

Orlando police arrested Ofori at his home after he surrendered  when the SWAT team  got to there. He is currently facing a First Degree murder charge.

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