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JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL

Man Confesses to Killing Teen to Keep Her from Testifying; Xbox Runaway Found; UNC Student Found Dead

Aired September 11, 2012 - 19:00   ET

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL starts right now.

JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, HOST: Tonight, you will hear a man confess to killing this beautiful high school student. Police say Franklin Davis killed Shania Gray because he didn`t want her to testify against him in a rape trial. That`s right. She had accused him of raping her repeatedly when she was just 14 years old. The elaborate ruse Davis allegedly used to lure this young victim to her death, next.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL (voice-over): Tonight, cops say a man raped his teenage babysitter and then murdered her before she could testify against him, allegedly luring the girl by posing on Facebook as a teenager with a crush. Now he`s talking to a local TV station from behind bars. His shocking explanation tonight. How could this have happened?

And a love-struck 13-year-old girl steals a car and drives nearly a thousand miles to see a so-called boyfriend she met through an Xbox video game. We`ll talk to the hero cop who tracked her down in the nick of time. Could she have become the victim of a predator? What every parent in America needs to know.

Then, Chris Brown`s new tattoo of a battered Rihanna? This is the same pop star who infamously beat her. What does he say it really is? And you won`t believe Rihanna`s new tat. We`re taking your calls.

Plus, a carjacking involving an alleged Nazi and one of the stars from "Extreme Makeover." We`ll tell you what happened to his baby boy and talk to his wife and their fast-thinking nanny live tonight.

FRANKLIN DAVIS, CONFESSED TO KILLING SHANIA GRAY: Shot her. Couldn`t tell you how many times.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Gray`s body was found Saturday shot in the head floating in the Trinity River.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was like a terrible dream. A dream that you wish you could wake up from, but this -- this is reality.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Davis` wife confirms back in 2011 Gray babysat Davis` then 6-year-old daughter from a prior relationship. But Gray quit after accusing Davis of sexual molestation.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Davis says Shania Gray got in his car willingly after he told the girl he wouldn`t hurt her.

DAVIS: I never planned on hurting her. That was not my intentions.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight, a chilling jailhouse confession. Police say this man confessed to murdering a 16-year-old girl who used to babysit his two kids because she had accused him of rape.

Good evening. I`m Jane Velez-Mitchell coming to you live.

Tonight, stunning new details on the elaborate plan cops say 30-year- old Franklin Davis hatched to corner his victim, beautiful student, athlete, Shania Gray. Just listen to her singing in her church choir.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: She sang like an angel.

Tragically, Shania`s body was found floating in Dallas`s Trinity River just a couple of days ago. And this man says, "Yes, I killed her."

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DAVIS: I shot her. Couldn`t tell you how many times. My mind was on a whole other level. Taken her even to dump her body -- I took her there...

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: That is Franklin Davis. He and the dead Shania Gray had an ugly history. She`d accused him of raping her repeatedly when she was just 14. The case was going to trial next month. Shania`s family says he killed her to keep her from testifying.

Shania told police Franklin Davis raped her while she was babysitting his two children. He was arrested in July of last year but then released on bail.

Cops say, once out on bail, this 30-year-old man made up a phony Facebook account, pretending to be a teenage boy with a crush on Shania. He convinced her to meet him at her high school. Police say Franklin Davis actually told them, yes, Shania was surprised to see him show up but agreed to get in his car when he promised not to hurt her. But he had a gun.

Cops say he drove her to the Trinity River. When they got out of the car, he claims he never planned to kill her.

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DAVIS: That was not my intentions.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Then why did you bring a gun?

DAVIS: I had that gun for a long time. I kept it on me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You didn`t bring it special for this?

DAVIS: No. That wasn`t the plan.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Give me a break. You create a fake Facebook account, you get a hard-to-trace new cell phone and pretend to be somebody else, and you bring a gun and you`re not planning to kill?

My question tonight: could more have been done to protect this innocent young girl from the man she says raped her and is now accused of murdering her?

What do you think? Call me: 1-877-JVM-SAYS, 1-877-586-7297.

Straight out to investigative reporter Joe Gomez with KRLD Radio in Dallas, where this is all happening.

Joe Gomez, if this man is accused of raping a 14-year-old, why wasn`t he at the very least wearing an ankle monitor pending the rape trial? Why was he allowed anywhere near this girl whose testimony posed such a threat to him?

JOE GOMEZ, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER: Well, that`s a good question, Jane. And to hear Franklin tell it, it`s because he needed increased flexibility to take care of his kids. He was supporting his children so he needed to go to work. Incidentally, though, he ended up getting fired from his job anyway.

You know, he maintained that these rape allegations were all false. That`s why he went onto Facebook to try to, you know, get the truth out of Shania. Then he lured her outside of her high school, kidnapped her.

And in this chilling jailhouse confession, Jane, he admits to shooting Shania twice in the back, this beautiful teenage girl. And holding her down in the river by her neck as she drowned, begging him for her life, begging him to stop. Jane, it`s truly horrific.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: And this idea of blaming the victim once again by calling her a liar is outrageous. Look at this innocent, beautiful child.

Police say this man -- 30 years old, by the way -- Franklin Davis, allegedly raped Gray four times two years ago when she was 14 years old. He denies it.

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DAVIS: it`s like one of my own kids was saying that I touched them when I didn`t.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: So criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor, Mark Eiglarsh. Let me get this straight, this guy thinks being charged with rape is worse than being charged with murder? Now he could get the death penalty. Isn`t he violating her in death by making claims this girl lied when she`s not here to defend herself? Talk about blaming the victim.

MARK EIGLARSH, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Well, of course. I mean, the fact that he`s blaming the victim is really, to me, the pimple on the butt of what he`s done here.

The fact that he committed this act in such a heinous, atrocious and cruel way means to me with certainty, especially in Texas, that there`s really only two outcomes. Either he spends the rest of his life in prison or he gets the death penalty. And seeing that this is Texas, most likely he`s going to get the death penalty.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, I still want to know why more wasn`t done to protect this girl. It was a he said/she said.

Jon Lieberman, HLN contributor, investigative reporter, this guy knew "This was the girl who could put me away and send me away to prison." And yet where were the cops monitoring this man?

JON LIEBERMAN, HLN CONTRIBUTOR: And he knew what kind of courage this young lady showed. She had the courage to tell her grandmother that she had allegedly been raped. She had the courage -- she was going to take the stand in the rape trial against him.

And he knew that that was what kind of young lady he was up against. A girl, a teen who believed in her convictions who was about to take the stand. And then as you heard, he confessed to this killing.

But listen to this, Jane, the final moments of Shania`s life are absolutely sickening, according to the arrest warrant that we have. She sees the gun. She sees the pistol in the car, asks are you going to hurt me? And this guy says allegedly, according to his statement, "No, I`m not going to hurt you." But then he`s accused of taking her and shooting her twice. But that wasn`t good enough. Shooting her twice wasn`t good enough, Jane.

According to the arrest warrant, he then reached down, pulled her up on the bank of the waterway, and stated he then stepped on her neck until she stopped breathing.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: It`s -- it`s enough to make you just lose Faith in the human race, honestly. It`s so horrifying.

Let`s go out to the phone lines. Crystal, Iowa, your question or thought, Crystal.

CALLER: I have a question: if she was supposed to be the babysitter and the mom wasn`t there, why was he there? Because the point of having a babysitter is that you`re supposed to leave and leave them with the children alone. So why was he there?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, that is an excellent question. And I`m going to go back to Joe Gomez, investigative reporter. First of all, you mentioned he got fired. What kind of job did he do? And why would he be there when she`s supposed to babysit while the parents are gone?

GOMEZ: Exactly what he did, Jane, is still unclear. In fact, a lot of the circumstances surrounding the rape charges are still a bit -- a bit fuzzy.

What we do know is that she was 14 years old when she alleged that he had raped her several times. She was afraid to tell anybody. Franklin said that he would kill her if she spoke out. And so she told her grandparents, her grandma who incidentally, did go to authorities. And that`s how we were able to find out about all this stuff. Even still has kids with this vicious rape charge pending is very, very shocking, as well, Jane.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Shania Gray`s family devastated, obviously. Here`s Shania`s mom.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He took away a precious young girl. Precious. And I hope he has to pay all this time for what he`s -- for what he`s done. She was 16. Sixteen.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Mark Eiglarsh, former prosecutor, if he wanted to challenge the rape allegations, weren`t there legitimate ways to do it? For example, couldn`t he have asked maybe for a polygraph, any number of things?

EIGLARSH: Well, of course. I mean, that right now is not his issue. He has confessed to murder. And he`ll get life, as I said earlier, or death. The rape now is of no consequence. This guy for sure is going to get launched, and the best that his attorneys can do is allege that -- that he was forced to give this oral confession. That`s going to go nowhere.

He led the police to the body. He led the police to the gun. The cell-phone pings support his confession. He`s doomed.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Mark, quick last question. What should cops have done to protect this girl?

EIGLARSH: I have no reason to believe that they didn`t do everything that they could at their level of awareness. They did the best that they could, Jane. Not every situation can be prevented. I haven`t seen any fault at all at this point.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right.

On the other side, another extraordinary story involving a young woman.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A 13-year-old girl is home safe in Houston after her family says she stole her brother`s car to run away and meet a kid that she met playing Xbox.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: First of all, how about that she was able at 13 to drive that car 700 miles.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I know.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No chance.

ELIZABETH ROBINSON, RUNAWAY: I broke into tears, because it`s nothing like home. They call it home sweet home, and it`s so true.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight, an unbelievably dangerous saga. Cops say 13-year-old Elizabeth Robinson -- right there, there she is hugging her mom -- steals her mom`s ATM card, climbs out her bedroom window, steals her brother`s car, and then drives more than 700 miles to meet up with her supposed 12-year-old boyfriend she met online playing Xbox video games. But was she driving straight into the arms of a predator?

Cops say Elizabeth met her boyfriend, Dylan playing Call of Duty online on Xbox when her parents took the game away, she wrote a note saying she was running away to a friend`s house and hit the freeway instead. Yes, 13.

Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth drove 790 miles until a heroic Tennessee state trooper recognized her car and pulled her over outside Nashville. Her family was overcome with joy.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m so happy that she`s home. And we`ve always -- we`ve always had a close relationship. And for her to jump out and run to me, that`s my baby. That`s my little girl. That`s the little girl I know. That`s my Beth.

ROBINSON: I broke into tears, because it`s nothing like home. They call it home sweet home, and it`s so true.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: In a move to unite the Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth`s parents actually proceeded to drive her the rest of the way to Kentucky to meet this so-called Dylan. Only the 12-year-old boy was nowhere to be found. Does this 12-year-old even exist? Or was it a sexual predator posing as a boy?

Straight out to tonight`s hero, Trooper Blaine Sanford, the quick- thinking Tennessee state trooper who tracked this young girl down. You`ve been shot in the line of duty. You`ve rescued a kidnapping victim before. You took apparently, reportedly a very mathematical, logical approach to finding this girl.

First of all, hats off to you. How did you do it, Trooper? How did you find her?

TROOPER BLAINE SANFORD, TENNESSEE STATE POLICE (via phone): Thank you very much.

On the night that the BOLO information came out, I was working in Nashville, Tennessee. And I calculated that she would be leaving out of Texas as the BOLO state and go into Kentucky. Pulled up information through the computer and noticed that she would be traveling through Nashville, Tennessee. And calculated the time that she would be traveling through. So I set up on Interstate 40 near the 194 mile marker to observe the vehicle.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, I got to say, Trooper, there are times when we criticize law enforcement when a mistake happens, but we also want to make sure to praise law enforcement when they do a job well-done. And you did a job well-done.

I`ve got to bring in Mark Eiglarsh, criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor. I love it.

EIGLARSH: So do I.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: He made a calculation. It was like an SAT test, and he passed with flying colors. He found her.

EIGLARSH: Yes, great work. We are quick to criticize, but that was wonderful work. I think that it sets a great example for law enforcement.

I`m glad she`s back home. I think that she has learned a lot. And I think that her parents need to continue the lesson so this doesn`t ever happen again, because valuable resources were wasted to find her.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. But she`s a kid. And...

EIGLARSH: Oh, I know.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: ... she`s probably grounded. She better be grounded.

EIGLARSH: Listen...

VELEZ-MITCHELL: But here`s the thing -- I know you`re a parent, Mark.

EIGLARSH: I am. And let me just say this: first of all, I`m glad my kids are short so they can`t reach the pedals at the age of 13. But that`s only one good thing about the height challenge.

But I also defend a lot of kids. And there`s a reason why juveniles are treated differently. Their frontal lobes, the portion of the brain regarding reason and judgment, has not been fully formed. And that`s why they do stupid things like this. So I understand both sides, but she does need to understand what went into finding her.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, here`s the thing: I mean, parents know about dangers of, oh, you know, Facebook and Twitter, but what about virtual gaming? Check out the very game Elizabeth and this mystery beau were playing.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Like hunting a shadow. We need a shadow of our own. The life you knew before is gone. Today we fight to bring it back.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Jon Lieberman, the person at the other end of this game, could this be a predator?

LIEBERMAN: Could be. Although it looks like the correspondence between this girl and the other kid were clearly juvenile correspondence. It doesn`t look like there was a predator on the other end.

But yes, this could have ended very badly. She could have gotten into an accident. She could have been walking into the arms of a sex predator. This is the best-case scenario for it to turn out.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, I certainly hope that they go into this Xbox and see if there`s an internet I.P. address that they can track and find out exactly who she was talking to.

And you know what? I don`t know if I could drive 790 miles without a fender bender. Unbelievable story.

Watch out, parents. You never know what your kids are doing in that closed room of theirs. More on the other side.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Nineteen-year-old Faith Hedgepeth spent most of her time at UNC behind those doors.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Very bright, smart, energetic young lady.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Who had plans to go to medical school after finishing UNC. Those dreams came to an end Friday morning when she was found dead inside her apartment.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m told she often would say, you`ve got to have a little faith. That will keep us going through a difficult time.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: A college student mysteriously murdered at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Beautiful 19-year-old Hedgepeth found dead in her off-campus apartment Friday afternoon. Cops aren`t revealing how she died, despite her family`s reported demands for answers. But they`re saying it`s an obvious homicide. They don`t believe it`s a random killing.

All this happening as the school year begins for thousands of UNC students.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I can`t see anybody hurting Faith on purpose, anybody that actually knew her. I hear she was a very sweet girl. It`s like kind of scary that something like that could happen especially so close to campus.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: The school says police don`t believe there`s a danger to other students, despite cops having nobody in custody and no obvious persons of interest.

Jon Lieberman, the police don`t know how she was killed, why she was killed or who did it, how can they possibly say there`s no danger to others?

LIEBERMAN: Well, quite simply they don`t believe there was forced entry here. And they know a lot that they`re not releasing. In their initial interviews with friends, people who last saw her, they have now put together a narrative of what could have happened, what they believe happened. And they do believe it`s somebody who was known to the victim.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: You know, this is the second murder at UNC in four years. Back in 2008 student president Eve Carson was kidnapped and forced to withdraw money from an ATM before being murdered. There`s Eve. Both of her killers convicted, serving life in prison.

But, Mark Eiglarsh, what a horror for students on campus. And what is it with women who are coeds being targeted?

EIGLARSH: I agree. But I`m a little bit more comforted by what the police are saying. If they thought that there was somebody out there looking to kidnap and murder, I don`t think they would have said what they said. I think that they know, probably, who did this, that it was an isolated incident committed by one person as a result of their unique relationship with this deceased individual. And that it`s not cause for widespread panic.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes, but just the other day we covered an Indiana University student who was attacked. She happened to have pepper spray. She got out OK. But there`s been another missing student in that same area that they haven`t solved that case, another coed.

Is there a problem? A false sense of security for women on college campuses. They`re sometimes in the most dangerous areas?

LIEBERMAN: Well, absolutely. And they`re very vulnerable. I mean, often they`re walking alone at night. Often they`re going places alone. So of course this is a haven for predators. But in this case it looks like she was known to her attacker.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Here`s a call to all universities. You must have surveillance cameras, not just on your university campus but everywhere around it, especially bars or any place that coeds congregate. You need to have lighting. You need to have surveillance cameras. You need to go beyond the boundaries of your campus, because women are in danger too often, and they`re dying too often. It is a national scandal, in my opinion, and it really needs to be dealt with.

On the other side, Rihanna and Chris Brown.

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A.J. HAMMER, HLN ANCHOR: Rihanna`s very public embrace, hugging Chris Brown.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: If Rihanna is so humiliated, why does she feel so protective of Chris Brown?

HAMMER: Rihanna goes over to Chris. They give each other a little peck. Give each other a nice little hug.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They are forced together because they can`t live very normal and open lives.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: The truth pouring out about Rihanna`s beating at the hands of her then-boyfriend singer Chris Brown.

HAMMER: In 2009, of course, Brown pled guilty to one count of felony assault for beating her up. Rihanna recently told Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight, a kooky new twist in the saga of pop music`s star-crossed ex-lovers, Rihanna and Chris Brown. He`s sporting a startling new tattoo on his neck. A lot of people wonder, is it Rihanna? Check it out: the woman`s face appears bruised and scarred. Nearly everybody had the same reaction. Was this image inspired by his ex?

Who could forget Chris, convicted of assaulting Rihanna three years ago. This is the infamous picture from TMZ. His camp emphatically told us it`s not Rihanna as if they were shocked -- shocked -- by the question. Really?

Chris Brown is forever linked to the vicious attack on Rihanna, yet we`re not supposed to ask questions when he gets a very weird macabre image of a woman that looks sort of -- she`s got a black eye and scars, stitches. And he didn`t get it on his back or his leg; it`s on his neck for all the world to see.

Brown`s rep claims the tattoo is a sugar skull from Mexico`s "Day of the Dead". It was supposedly inspired by this mask cosmetics image -- of course, a sugar skull. Why didn`t I think of that? Silly me.

Just last week the former couple had everybody talking after they shared a hug and kiss at MTV`s Video Music Awards. Are these two addicted to attention? Are they addicted to each other? I say both on those counts.

What do you think about Chris` new ink? Call me, 1-877-JVM-SAYS, 1- 877-586-7297.

Straight out to Jawn Murray, editor of AlwaysAList.com; editor-in- chief, Jawn, what is your reaction to the ink?

JAWN MURRAY, ALWAYSALIST.COM: Well Jane, I have to be honest. You know I`ve defended Chris on this show a lot of times. So when I first saw the photo this morning, I too was giving him a big old side eye. But once I heard about the art the "Day of the Dead and I saw it`s an art he showcased on his Instagram page and one that he spoke fondly of in the past and I actually saw the likeness of the tattoo and the piece of art, I said, ok. You`re telling the truth.

Now, perception is nine-tenths of the law. It wouldn`t be the thing I would put on my neck having gone through what he went through, and the whole neck tattoo craze in itself, that`s a whole another talk show topic.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Come on Jawn. Jon Leiberman, help me out. We`re going to the other Jon.

JON LEIBERMAN, HLN CONTRIBUTOR: Come on. Jawn, shouldn`t somebody in his camp say, "Look, I know he walks to his own beat, but shouldn`t somebody in his camp say, you know what, the press might make something out of this." It looks too much -- shouldn`t somebody say something to him?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. Wakeup call? I got to say --

MURRAY: I think so, yes.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. Because people are afraid -- people around these celebrities are afraid to confront them. They`re afraid to say "bad idea". You know what; let me take that tool away from this tattoo artist. And let`s go get a cup of coffee and think this through.

Now, Rihanna, not to be outdone in the attention-getting questionable judgment department is showing off some new ink of her own. And I mean showing off, people. Check out this image she posted on Instagram. Yes, those are her breasts. It`s the goddess Isis, she says splayed across Rihanna`s ribs right under her breasts. She says the tattoo is a tribute to her recently deceased grandmother, although I don`t know if grandma if she were around she would say, "Yes, I really want you to honor me in that way."

This photo is just a centimeter from needing to be centered. What a waste.

Alexis Tereszcuk, Radar`s editor -- entertainment editor, you know, it`s not just getting the tattoo in that very, very prominent place, but it`s doing an Instagram photo where you`re just covering your nipples. Attention, bring it on?

ALEXIS TERESZCUK, ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR RADARONLINE: Always. That is the thing. We cover this all the time on Radar. We love to do photo galleries of stars that share too much. There`s no censorship. There`s nothing. It`s just look at me. Look at me. Look at me. And it`s just another way to have their millions of viewers writing back to them.

It really gives them reassurance that people care about them and want to know about them. So you put a picture up of your almost bare chest and your new tattoo and you have millions of people telling you how great you are. It`s constant affirmation.

And back to Chris Brown with the other thing, no one ever says no to Chris Brown. Not his mom, not his lawyer, barely even the judge. Nobody says no to him. Even after he handed Rihanna such a horrible beating, he really got away with a lot and had very little punishment after that.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Oh, yes. I mean, we`ve covered it on our show. People who inflicted less damage and did a lot more time because he got probation. He didn`t do time.

Now, we have a caller, Christina from New Mexico who is defending Chris Brown. I want to hear it, Christina.

CHRISTINA, NEW MEXICO (via telephone): Hi, Jane. How are you?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Hi. Fine thanks.

CHRISTINA: Good. I just want to say, you know, I`m a really big Chris Brown fan at that. I understand what he did there is no, you know, explanation. I don`t feel that -- you can never justify what he did was right. But everything that he does doesn`t revolve around her.

The neck tattoo, where I live in New Mexico, I see "Day of the Dead" everywhere. So I do believe him just because, you know, what he did to her --

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. Well, Christina, I don`t think Chris Brown`s from New Mexico. So -- thank you. Good argument. Good try.

Now, listen, I was shocked to hear Rihanna tell Oprah -- and this was just the other day -- that despite the assault she felt protective of Chris Brown. And she still loved him. Watch this from OWN.

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RIHANNA, SINGER: It became a circus. And I felt protective. I felt like the only person they hate right now is him. It was a weird confusing space to be in. Because as angry as I was, angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. And like who`s going to help him?

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Jawn Murray, I really feel both these very talented - - I admire both of them in terms of their talent, but both of them I think have a twisted notion of romance. They have to have tremendous drama and conflict for it to be romance. Something got messed up in the circuitry there.

MURRAY: Listen, Rihanna says something I think is pivotal here. Somebody does need to help him. And they need to help her -- whether it`s Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil, Iyanla Vanzant -- somebody needs to sit down because these kids both need intense counseling. There`s some psychological issues here they need to work through from their childhood that got them to this point.

And until they work through those issues, both of them will continue to act out. Both of them will continue to be topics of stories here. And both of them will continue to have major, major issues.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, Rihanna, speaking of issues, may have some when it comes to the themes for her videos. A lot of people were quite perplexed by the lyrics of her 2011 hit "S&M" which came out after the whole, you know what. Check it out.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Alexis, in the context of what happened to her, you`ve got to wonder.

TERESZCUK: You do. And it`s shocking to us, but Rihanna constantly says, "I don`t care what you think. I like to do this. It`s who I am. You`re judging me. You don`t understand me." And she`s also just said "I think this is entertainment."

She really knows how to get us watching her videos, buying her music. She`s somebody that really understands. She`s in fact almost taken advantage of in a good way for her financially she`s keeping herself financially able to never have to depend on anybody because she makes so much money. So she`s just going to exploit everything she can about every detail of her life. And I like Rihanna.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Look, if that`s true, then I say she`s turned a negative into a positive. And I hope that`s why she`s doing all this. And, again, I love them both in terms of their talent. It`s just the tattoo judgment part.

All right.

Now, look at this. In Miami today, the car chase that is just wild -- car, foot, everything. Why? We`re going to tell you about all of it. You`re going to see the dramatic ending next.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: And your viral video of the day is a lovely little goat. He was rescued by Farm Sanctuary. What a wonderful organization. They rescue farm animals that have been neglected or abandoned. And they bring them back. Boy, has he got an audience, this little critter. We love you, Scribbles -- that`s his name.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I rolled down my window a little bit wondering what was going on. And he told me to get out of the car and then proceeded to get in the front seat of the car. He told me that he would kill us if we didn`t get out.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: A reality star`s family just had a very, very close call. You`ll recognize Chris Powell from ABC`s "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" seen here.

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CHRIS POWELL, "EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION": Sally, Heidi.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: His wife and fellow trainer, Heidi Powell.

POWELL: If you compared us to dogs, she would be the pit bull and I would be more the golden retriever.

HEIDI POWELL, WIFE OF CHRIS POWELL: I definitely see through people`s crap a little bit more than Chris does.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, his wife, young son and their nanny went through a terrifying ordeal. An alleged member of a Nazi gang seen here threatened the lives of his young son and his nanny and then drove off in their car. But thanks to some very quick thinking by the nanny and technology, everybody`s ok. And this man is behind bars tonight.

In an instant a normal day at a hair salon turned into a nightmare. This time we have a happy ending. I`m so happy to have Heidi Powell and one of our heroes tonight -- we have a lot of them tonight -- Kaitlyn McGrath, the nanny. Ok. Super nanny.

H. POWELL: How are you.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I`m so happy to have both of you here. I`m so -- I can`t tell you how joyous it is to have a happy ending because we cover a lot of sad stories here.

Heidi, tell us from your end what happened. You were at a hair salon getting your hair done and then all heck breaks loose. What happened?

H. POWELL: You know, I was; I was getting my hair done. I had Cash with me in the salon. Kaitlyn had arrived. I had asked them to go down to the car to watch the iPad thinking that Cash would fall asleep, not really thinking through safety. And within five minutes of Kaitlyn going down to the car, Kaitlyn had come back up to the salon with Cash just freaking out crying, couldn`t get more than two words out at a time.

911 on her phone -- and all I heard her say was, this man said he was going to kill me and the baby. And I`m like, oh, my gosh. She barely got that out, I grabbed the phone, started taking the 911 call and as pieces came out she had been carjacked with my little baby in the car.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Oh, my God.

H. POWELL: Yes.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: So I can`t say enough to congratulate Kaitlyn the nanny on your quick thinking. In fact, Chris Powell tweeted, "Our nanny`s amazing, she responded and got Cash, their son, to safety. She`s a rock star hero." Rock star hero -- and I second that.

Kaitlyn, tell us exactly what happened when this guy comes up at that moment.

KAITLYN MCGRATH, NANNY: You know, he knocked on my window first. I just thought nothing of it, maybe someone needed help. Rolled it down and he proceeded to threaten us and told me that he would kill me and Cash if we did not get out of the car. At that time he got in the front seat. I was actually sitting in the backseat by Cash so I could watch him closer. And he got in the front seat.

And immediately I grabbed Cash and grabbed my phone and started calling 911. And as soon as we got out of the car, he took off in the car and left us there.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Now, I understand that he didn`t get too far because of a couple of things. The first is OnStar.

H. POWELL: Yes.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OnStar is used to remotely bring this car to a stop. So you have OnStar in your car. How did that work? I think we have some video of OnStar. Go ahead and tell us -- Heidi.

H. POWELL: As soon as we began working with the officers, they asked if we had a tracking device. And luckily I did have OnStar. So we went ahead and enabled OnStar, we activated it and OnStar was able to disable our car and stop the criminal dead in his tracks.

Once he left the car, he happened to be carrying my iPad, which I was tracking from my phone. And we had given the detectives all of the information that they needed. And within minutes they actually captured the criminal on the streets and had him under arrest. And five minutes later we were identifying him.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: I think it`s fantastic. Here is my iPad. And here is my iPhone. And I`ve got my iPad and my iPhone and my personal Apple computer all tied to find my iPad. So that if I lose this, I can go on my iPhone and it can tell me exactly with GPS where this is. That`s how you found the bad guy, right?

H. POWELL: That`s how I found the bad guy. Now, the police actually had a couple of tools, the OnStar and the iPad. They had kind of used it to direct them to the criminal as well. But we had all these wonderful technology tools that ultimately got the guy where he belongs.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Everybody at home, get "Find my iPad".

H. POWELL: Yes.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: These are incredible tools. And then of course get a tracking device in your car. They can actually shut the car down remotely. Thank you, Heidi. Thank you Kaitlyn. I`m so happy that you`re safe and sound.

We`re going to have more on your story on the other side. We`re going to take some viewer questions.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Time for our "Pet of the Day". Our viewers` pets. Maisie Bell -- stunning, stunning. Princess, you are a princess. Look at you, royalty. Oh, my gosh. Brucey and Livvy, they`re buddies. And Einstein, you are one smart little pooch. Jaz, I love you.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. Look. They did -- let`s get a tight shot of this "Find my iPhone". You can see that if you had it, it`s on all of your devices. And so if you lose your iPad, can you go to your iPhone and it will tell you exactly with an actual map exactly where it is. That`s exactly what happened.

Let`s talk a little bit about, again, this case where this neo-Nazi, we have a mug shot of him alleged neo-Nazi tried to carjack the vehicle of Heidi Powell, wife of "Extreme Makeover" star Chris Powell. Let`s see some video. And we`re going to go to the phone lines now.

That is the alleged neo-Nazi. And luckily he is behind bars right now because of the quick thinking of Kaitlyn McGrath.

Lakisha, Indiana, your question or thought?

LAKISHA, INDIANA (via telephone): Hi, Jane. It`s nice to talk to you again.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes, sure.

LAKISHA: I think that the nanny went out of her way. Most people wouldn`t have went out of their way. They would have just thought about their self. At least she thought about the child. I do have a daughter myself, she`s 4 years old. And if I was babysitting somebody`s kid, I would have did the same thing she did. She`s a great --

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, Lakisha, absolutely. Kaitlyn, I think everybody is so impressed with you didn`t just get yourself out of the car, you got young Cash. How did you do it?

MCGRATH: You know what? For me there wasn`t another option but to get Cash out. I love him so much. And I knew that I had to get him in safety. I grabbed him and got him to safety. That was my highest, highest priority in that moment was to get him and myself out. But more of him.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: How did you do it? You were in the backseat. How did you do it? This guy is carjacking your car. How did you have the wherewithal to grab little Cash -- you see him there in the light blue -- and get the heck out of that car?

MCGRATH: You know, in the moment when I realized what was happening, I was very calm. And I was sitting -- so I was in the backseat and Cash was in his car seat next to me. And I just grabbed him out. I was very calm in that moment.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Did you have to unstrap him? Did you have to unstrap him?

MCGRATH: You know, I didn`t strap him in because we were -- we weren`t going anywhere. So luckily he was really accessible to me. So I really just grabbed him out and grabbed my phone and started calling 911 right away.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: You are an inspiration -- cool, calm, collected. That`s what we all need to be in times of crisis. And I salute you. I`m so happy for the Powell family, for you, Kaitlyn, and for little Cash. Way to go. Come back soon, ok?

H. POWELL: Yes.

MCGRATH: Thanks.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Check out our shocking video of the day. A high speed chase in the Miami area ends with a spectacular crash and then the two guys in the car take off on foot.

Look at this car, Mercedes as it spun out of control before crashing. Three people then ran away. But police, of course, caught all of them. Police say the men burglarized three houses earlier in the day. Police recovered a laptop, computer and jewelry inside the suspect`s vehicle.

There is a 15-minute chase plus the speeds hit more than 100 miles an hour. The mother of one of the suspects, a 17-year-old -- she actually saw the chase live on television and she rushed to the scene saying my son wasn`t involved. He was picked up by the two other men and he wasn`t involved.

I got to ask, does anybody think they`re ever going to get away from the cops when there is a high speed chase? No. No, it never happens. I`ve been in the air. You`ve got choppers in the air. It doesn`t matter where you run or where you hide, you will be found. It`s not just the police choppers, it`s the news choppers. They track you anywhere.

Meanwhile, all you`ve done is add a whole bunch of charges to the initial charge. So, life gets even worse -- endangering the neighborhood, endangering drivers. The insanity continues. Car chases part of the American culture.

Nancy is next.

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