Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America’ winner charged with murder says foster child, 3, drowned

A former Food Network reality cooking show winner who was charged with homicide by child abuse with her husband will remain in jail.

Ariel Robinson, 29, who won the most recent season of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America,” told a judge that her 3-year-old foster daughter Victoria Smith died on Jan. 14 after drinking too much water, WYFF4 reports.

Ariel Robinson (Simpsonville Police)

Ariel Robinson (Simpsonville Police)
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During a virtual court hearing on Friday, Robinson claimed that bruises on Smith’s body were from a Heimlich maneuver, performed in an attempt to save her. The girl died from blunt force trauma, according to a coroner’s report, which did not list any mention of drowning.


Judge Letitia Verdin denied Robinson’s request for bond. 

“Based on the seriousness of the charges and the egregious nature of the allegations in

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City Council weighs putting a cap on delivery service fees charged Lincoln restaurants | Dining


Derek Johnson, who delivers for DoorDash, leaves the downtown Qdoba with a customer’s order March 27.

Lincoln City Councilwoman Tammy Ward, seeking to throw local restaurants another pandemic lifeline, proposed an ordinance to cap the fee a food delivery service can charge a restaurant to shuttle takeout to hungry homebodies. 

Third-party companies such as DoorDash or UberEats could not charge restaurants more than 15% of the purchase price to deliver orders under the ordinance, which Ward crafted to mirror one passed in Chicago.

The ordinance would only apply while the city’s pandemic emergency lasts, said Ward, who has introduced other measures to help restaurants financially during the pandemic.

Brian Kitten, owner of Brewsky’s, called on the council last year to follow Chicago’s course to help out restaurants such as his that relied heavily on the delivery services when restaurants couldn’t offer dine-in service. 


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Horned man charged in Capitol riot moved from DC to Va. jail after organic food demand

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns was moved to a jail in Virginia on Thursday after a federal judge ordered authorities to provide him with organic food while he’s in custody.

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Jacob Chansley was transferred to the Alexandria Detention Center after his attorney argued that his client had gone nine days without eating because organic food wasn’t served at the jail in Washington. A judge ordered corrections officials to provide the special diet.

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Chansley lost 20 pounds since being transferred from Arizona to Washington last week, his attorney, Albert Watkins, told the judge. Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman,” considers eating organic food to be part of his “shamanic

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‘QAnon Shaman’ Anthony Chansley charged in Capitol riot to get organic food in jail

A judge on Wednesday ordered corrections authorities to provide organic food to an Arizona man who describes himself as a “QAnon Shaman” and has pleaded not guilty to charges related to his alleged participation in the U.S. Capitol riot while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns.

The order came after a defense attorney representing Jacob Chansley file an emergency motion claiming his client had gone the past nine days without eating because organic food isn’t served at the jail in Washington, D.C., where he remains held, Fox 8 reported.

Chansley has lost 20 pounds since being transferred from Arizona to Washington last week, his attorney, Albert Watkins, said in the motion.


Chansley considers eating organic food to be part of his “shamanic belief system and way of life,” and, as a part of his religious faith,

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