May 14, 2020 3:57 PM

Turkish soccer star arrested following ruthless killing of son being tested for coronavirus

Posted May 14, 2020 3:57 PM

Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have arrested a former top-tier soccer player who confessed to killing his 5-year-old son while the boy was being treated in hospital on suspicion of a COVID-19 infection. Cevher Toktas handed himself in to police and confessed to having smothered his son with a pillow on May 4.

The boy’s death was initially not believed to be suspicious, although he tested negative for COVID-19.

His body has been exhumed for an autopsy as part of the investigation, Anadolu reported.

Toktas told police that he tried to suffocate his son because he did not love him, Turkish media reported.

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May 14, 2020 3:57 PM
AHS Boys Basketball team awards presented

The 2019-20 school year will long be remembered as the year that might have been.  But the Alliance Boys basketball team had plenty of reasons to celebrate.  The Bulldogs finished the season 20-7, won a 2nd straight District Championship and competed in the Class B State Tournament for the 3rd time in 4 years.  Special thanks also goes to the Seniors on this years team...Trevor Dubray, Joel Baker, Kaden Kindred, Aaron Farritor,  Kirk Sanders, Konnor Farritor, Collin Schrawyer and Bradyn Palmer. 

Normally the Team Awards would be given at an end of season banquet with family and friends, but due to the current situation,  Head Coach Michael Baker presented this years awards in a virtual format.


Most Valuable Player....Joel Baker

Most Improved Player....Caeson Clarke

Best Defensive Player....Kaden Kindred and Bradyn Palmer

Leading Rebounder....Caeson Clarke

Leader in Assists...Joel Baker

Leader in Steals....Joel Baker

Most Charges Taken....Joel Baker

Highest Field Goal Percentage...Bradyn Palmer

Highest Three Point Percentage...Kaden Kindred

Highest Free Throw Percentage...Joel Baker


JV Most Valuable Player...Chase King

JV Most Improved Player...Chase Boyer

JV Best Defensive Player....Chase King


Unity Goal Award-Best Example of Energy....Trevor Dubray

Unity Goal Award-Best Example of Attitude...Collin Schrawyer

Unity Goal Award-Best Example of Role Acceptance...Konnor Farritor

Unity Goal Award-Best Example of Finishing....Joel Baker and Bradyn Palmer