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Woman Killed After 'Gloating' Over Cowboys' Win: Police



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    Pontrey O'Neal Jones, 20

    Authorities said an Austin woman's exuberance about the Dallas Cowboys beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday night led her stepson to fatally stab her.

    An arrest affidavit obtained by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth shows Magdalena Ruiz was "gloating" about the Cowboys' win after watching the game on TV with her husband.

    Detectives said Ruiz's stepson, 20-year-old Pontrey O'Neal Jones, believed she was disrespecting his father, so he walked behind a couch, lunged at her and stabbed his stepmother several times.

    The woman's husband stepped in to stop the attack and Jones fled. Police later found him nearby.

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    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)

    Ruiz was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    Jones is held on a $500,000 bond and charged with murder.