Login Form

Danielle Jones, Comatose Craigslist Beating Victim, Wakes

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Danielle Jones, the Miami female beaten nearly to death and into a coma by a roommate she had found on Craigslist one week after he moved in, has finally woken 24 days after the Valentine's Day attack.

Jones, who turned 23 on the same day, had been in a coma since arriving at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami Florida, February 14, 2016.

Byron Mitchell, who has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder, has attempted to manipulate the judicial process as prosecutors are indicating "he snapped" which lays the foundation for a not guilty by reason of mental defect.

Jones entered the hospital bludgeoned with severe head trauma, glass shards imbedded in her scalp, knocked out teeth, and facial injuries consistent with attempts to remove parts of her features.

Unable to breathe she was intubated and placed on a ventilator as the world heard the story of a fiercely independent beautiful young vibrant Miami catering assistant in need of a roommate and nearly killed.

With conflicting reports circulating locale Miami Dade authorities indicated she had rented out the entire unit, for two weeks, while she stayed with her Uncle and his family. On her birthday she had received a message from her mother, she had planned to go out and stopped by the apartment she had just rented for unknown reasons.

Mitchell and an old friend, along with Jones were drinking wine and finished the bottle. The friend left. When Jones began to leave, she was grabbed and the former personal trainer began to beat her. He had admitted to bashing her head into the floor "six or seven times." When he deemed she was sufficiently incapacitated, he showered presumably removing blood splatter and other DNA, while he decided his next move.

He called the police and waited for them to arrive. He indicated she pulled a knife on him and to disarm the petite Jones, beat her nearly to death. Her immediate prognosis was severe and permanent brain injury.

Although it is unclear the extent of her permanent injuries, after 24 days later she has woken from the coma, can respond to simple requests, has cognitive recognition and can perform simple tasks.

Her mother, Amiee Nikolov has called it a "medical miracle."

A GoFundMe account has been established to assist with her medical care and rehabilitation.

 

Haute Tease

  • AFI FEST 2017 Presented by Audi Announces Festival Dates And Call For Entries; 31st Edition of AFI FEST to Be Held November 9 – 16, 2017

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi has officially announced its dates and call for entries. An annual program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST brings Hollywood icons, emerging artists, and audiences together to experience global cinema in the movie capital of the world.  

  • Lady Gaga To Perform At 87th Oscars®

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Six-time Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Lady Gaga will make a special tribute performance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.  

  • Misclassification of Homicide Case Aids Murderer in Escaping Justice; FBI Offers Reward

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Brittanee Drexel, of Rochester, New York, was last seen in 2009 leaving a beachfront hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to hotel surveillance cameras, the FBI said in a recently released statement and simply vanished.

     
  • Kino Lorber Acquires Filmworker and Hitler’s Hollywood following Their Telluride Film Festival North American Premieres

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Kino Lorber is proud to announce the acquisition of North American rights to Tony Zierra's  FILMWORKER and Rüdiger Suchsland's HITLER'S HOLLYWOOD, two documentaries that had their North American premieres at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival.

     
  • London's Alteria Arts Hosts Dynamic New Musical Artwork in a Live Event

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Back in 2015 we introduced Alteria Art as part of The Clash legend Mick Jones and his Rock & Roll Public Library launch, and now we’re again working with founders Lauren Jones and Alix Alix Janta-Polczynski to introduce Photismograms.

     
  • Netflix Scores Big With Seven Creative Arts Emmy® Awards

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LOS ANGELES, CA – August 16, 2014 – Netflix connects with audiences and Hollywood alike, garnering four Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for its lauded series "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards," and three wins for its acclaimed documentary, "The Square."

     
  • Dining In Tips From Chef Blakely Trettenero the Perfect (and Simple) Gourmet Dinner Guaranteed To Impress (Recipes)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    It sounds so dreamy, doesn’t it – going out for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day? Except it doesn’t always turn out that way. All too often the restaurant is crowded, the servers cranky and the “exclusive” prix fixe menu is limited and expensive.