CHICAGO - OCTOBER 25: Police Tape is stretched around the outside of the home of 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donnerson, the mother of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, October 25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Donnerson was found shot to death in her living room yesterday and her son Jason was found shot to death in a bedroom of the home. Police are searching for Donnerson's seven-year-old grandchild who is missing from the home. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A guy from Australia hired someone to steal all of his girlfriend’s stuff out of their house in August . . . so when he dumped her during their vacation, it would be easier for her to move out.  But the cops quickly figured out what happened when they got back . . . he was arrested . . . and he just got 12 months of probation.

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'Disturbing': Gladstone man organises robbery of his own home

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