In The Mean Time...
FORT WORTH, TX – The 11-year-old boy who beat a neighbor’s small dog to death with a stick last May, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.
According to police, the boy chased the 15-pound Cavalier mix, Cookie, out of its backyard and cornered it on a porch. He then used a stick to beat the animal to death.
Police would charge the boy with animal cruelty after an autopsy report revealed that the dog died from a fractured spine and severed spine, the result of many blows to the body.
When police talked to the boy and his parents, they said that Cookie attacked their son and he was only defending himself. The dog’s owner disputed that, claiming Cookie was not an aggressive dog. A neighbor would come forward stating that before Cookie was found dead, they’d witnessed the boy chasing the dog under a parked vehicle.
Despite the self-defense claim, the boy entered a guilty plea to animal cruelty charges last month. A judge then ordered a series of psychological and behavioral examinations.…
HOUSTON, TX — Police say 19-year-old Deleon Smith accidentally killed himself taking selfies while holding a gun.
The incident happened in an apartment on Tuesday as Smith and a cousin were taking pictures of themselves holding a gun they found, then posting the pics to social media.
While his cousin was in another room, Smith accidentally fired the gun while taking a selfie and shot himself in the throat. Police say they do not suspect foul play and have taken his cell phone as part of their investigation.
“It’s like still unbelievable,” said Smith’s grandmother. “Yesterday was my birthday. He came to wish me a happy birthday. And then to hear this kind of news. He was starting community college tomorrow.”
I would say that this young man was a perfect Darwin Award nominee, but he had two daughters, ages one and three.
Not surprisingly, Smith isn’t the only person on D’D to die while taking selfies. Last year, Oscar Otero Aguilar died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while posing with a gun for a Facebook picture.…
BALTIMORE, MD – Jonathan Fleming is facing some serious charges after the 17-year-old was accused of raping a 9-year-old family friend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds – a girl he has allegedly been sexually abusing since she was 3-years-old.
Police said that Fleming’s family and the girl’s family were together at the Maryland State Fair when a concerned farmer notified the girl’s father that he saw Fleming doing something inappropriate with the girl inside the Swine Barn.
“There was a farmer there that actually saw him buckling up his pants and approached the two of them,” Baltimore County Police Officer Shawn Vincent. “When the boy saw that he was being approached, he left with the young girl.”
The girl’s parents called police who interviewed the girl. She told police that Fleming touched her inappropriately and then took her to a slide barn where he forced her to perform various sex acts, including intercourse. But that’s not the worst of it. According to the girl, Fleming has been sexually abusing her since she was three; forcing her to engage in sex acts several time a year at various fairs in Maryland and elsewhere.…
BATAVIA, NY – Police have arrested 28-year-old Christina Colantonio after she allegedly murdered her infant daughter then lived with the baby’s corpse for months.
Police were called after one someone found the body of an infant inside Colantonio’s apartment. Police have not released how the child died, but say there is evidence that the newborn suffered “an intentional death.”
They say they will know more once the medical examiner determines the infant’s official cause of death.
According to authorities, Colantonio lived alone in her apartment with her two other children. They believe that Colantonio murdered the infant shortly after she gave birth to it inside the apartment, then lived with the baby’s corpse for several months.
Colantonio was arrested and has since been charged with second-degree murder based on the evidence investigators have gathered so far and, according to Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Freidman, “the condition of the baby.” Christina Colantonio is currently in jail without bond and will make her first court appearance on Thursday.
Batavia Police Detective Sergeant Todd Crossett said that the officers who discovered the baby girl’s body were being offered counseling. …
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For those of you who may be new to the site, I started this shit show back in 2004 as a place for members of other horror forums I belonged to. It was created so that controversial topics could be discussed without any form of moderation.
One of the more popular forums we had at the time was called Reality Bites, a forum I used to post any horrible news articles I ran across. When I revamped the site in 2007, I decided to focus on this topic as I am a morbid son-of-a-bitch and fascinated with criminal behavior. If you want a good chuckle, here is what the site looked like at one time.
Little did I know that I would still be running this place eight years and 4703 articles later. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs over the years, including site wipes, personnel and member conflicts, a few mass site exoduses, death threats, legal threats and a host of other weird things directly related to our forums.…
DERWOOD, MD — George Kephart, 78, became so upset with his disabled wife after learning about an affair she had 50 years ago, he allegedly beat and strangled the woman before inserting a hot curling iron inside her vagina.
According to reports, Kephart’s wife suffers from severe dementia and reportedly confessed to having an affair a half century ago. Upon hearing this, Kephart became so enraged that he allegedly beat and strangled the poor woman before raping her with a hot curling iron.
A home caretaker contacted her son after noticing the woman had bruising on her head, neck, back, arms and legs. The woman was taken to the hospital where medical staff would find she was also suffering torn flesh inside her vagina.
When police interviewed her in the hospital, she told them she hated her husband and that he routinely beats her and “burns her with fire.”
George Kephart was arrested and charged with felony counts of first-degree sex offense, first-degree assault and vulnerable adult abuse. If he’s convicted of the charges, he facing life in prison.…
LUFKIN, TX — Police have charged 17-year-old Bobby Woods with the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old nephew after they say he purposely pushed the boy in a pond so the little boy would drown.
Last Monday, the family of Mason Cuttler called police to report the boy was missing from his home. Cuttler lived with his aunt and her boyfriend, Bobby Woods, and was last seen outside of the home playing with toys while his family cleaned house.
After an extensive search, the little boy’s body was found floating in a pond behind his home. At the time, Cuttler’s biological father didn’t understand how his son could have fallen into the pond.
“It’s hard to go by that pond,” Kevin Cuttler said. “I walked over there about three, four times already trying to figure out how in the heck did he get up in there?”
After an investigation into the circumstances behind the boy’s drowning, police would be able to answer that question. Turns out Woods had performed some of his own brand of house cleaning.…
BONITA SPRINGS, FL – Police have arrested and charged two men from Missouri in connection with the murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers, a popular doctor who was found dead inside her Florida home.
The 46-year-old mother of two operated the Restorative Health and Healing Center with her husband, Mark, and was well-known for her work with transgender patients.
On June 29, Sievers left her husband and two daughters at a Connecticut gathering and returned home. The next day she was found dead inside her home.
At the time, police offered no motive or the manner in which she was killed, but neighbors said they were told a hammer was involved. Neighbors would also report hearing a shrill sound and a man’s voice shouting coming from Sievers’ home at around 5 a.m. that morning.
Investigators have kept pretty tight-lipped regarding their investigation until now, revealing they have arrested two men from Missouri in connection with the woman’s murder.
GRASS VALLEY, CA — A man in California returned home to find the body of his best friend crammed under a back porch staircase.
When Andrew Poni returned home Tuesday afternoon, his neighbor told him something had happened in his home, but she wasn’t sure what. Deciding to play it safe, Poni peered through the windows and immediately noticed something was wrong.
His keys were missing, as was his 100-pound pit bull. When he went inside he found that there was standing water on his kitchen floor. But that was nothing compared to what he found when he went out to the back porch.
There, crammed under the second step of the porch’s staircase, was the body of his best friend since they were kids. “Saw my best friend crunched into a ball the size of a cubic meter dude,” Ponti told reporter Nick Janes.
Grass Valley Police are calling the man’s death suspicious and have called in The Federal Bureau of Investigation to collect evidence and help process the scene.…
Howell called 911 last year to report her 17-month-old daughter, Jaslynn Mansfield, was not breathing. The baby was rushed to the hospital where she would later die of acute methadone toxicity.
After police found a baby bottle in Jaslynn’s room contained methadone, Howell would admit that on the day her daughter died, she had given the baby methadone to help her go to sleep.
What makes that fact so tragic is that had she told emergency workers this when her daughter was brought to the hospital, they very well could have saved her life.
According to the child’s grandmother, Howell knew the dangers of the drug as Jaslynn was born addicted to it and her father died from a methadone overdose a few months before she was born.
In July, Howell would plea guilty to second-degree manslaughter and causing a child to be exposed to a controlled substance.…
MORELIA, MEXICO – A man has been arrested and charged with murder after he drowned his 3-year-old stepdaughter by repeatedly throwing her into a hotel swimming pool.
Police said the man was staying with a woman and her daughter at a popular hotel on August 12 when he decided to take the girl to the pool after her mother fell asleep.
As you can see in the disturbing video below, the man repeatedly throws the little girl in the pool. Sometimes he just drops her in the water, clothed, while others he haphazardly slings her out into the middle of the pool.
Each time he does this, the asshole nonchalantly walks around the edge of the pool or swims around her as she frantically tries to keep her head above the water. With each toss, the girl’s attempts at swimming become weaker and weaker.
The video also shows the man holding the girl under water for significant periods of time while other people are nearby and never intervene.
Later, the child stops breathing and was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. …
MINNEAPOLIS, MS – Brian Cleveland, a 54-year-old janitor at a Washington County elementary school, has been accused of raping his 12-year-old adopted daughter and amassing a large amount of child porn that was being stored on his school-issued computer.
According to reports, the girl has been living with Cleveland for the last two years after being removed from her biological parents’ care. Police began investigating Cleveland in July after the girl told Anoka County investigators that she and Cleveland had a “bad secret.”
The girl didn not want to tell investigators what that secret was because she did not want to lose another family. She would eventually tell them that Cleveland had been sexually abusing her for the entire two years she had been living in his home.
Police executed a search a warrant at Cleveland’s home and confiscated a laptop belonging to the Forest Lake School District. Cleveland was arrested on August 19, the same day a forensic analysis found someone had deleted a large amount of child porn off the laptop at around the same time Cleveland was under investigation for criminal sexual conduct.…
HERE, NOW – I am Christopher “Morbid” Lee and I have been running Dreamin’ Demon since 2004. As a lot of you know, I have been fighting our server, off and on, for the last couple of months – but it has gotten a lot worse over the last week.
What started out as a hobby has turned into something else that strongly resembles a second job. The issue is that I never started the site to make money any further than paying for itself, and I still don’t. I just want to write horrible articles. I had no idea that we would find an audience of sick, twisted individuals that actually like reading the site on a daily basis.
This has caused us to upgrade our hardware and software multiple times through the last decade, and in that time I have been doing fine with the bit of money we got from ad revenue and Patreon donations from our fans. But now the site has reached another milestone, and those methods are not going to help resolve our dilemma in the time frame we need it to.…
MONETA, VA – Local CBS news station WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward have died after being shot to death during a live broadcast.
Alison Parker, 24, was in the middle of an interview with Smith Mountain Lake Chamber Director Vicki Gardner at around 6:45 a.m. when a man walked up and fired about eight shots at Parker and her cameraman, 27-year-old Adam Ward.
You can see Parker reacting and screaming during these shots as the camera falls to the ground and captures a man in black pointing a handgun at Ward. The segment quickly cuts back to the news room to a very shocked anchor.
WDBJ’s general manager Jeff Marks would come on the air later to confirm that both Parker and Smith had been shot to death.
“We do not know the motive. We do not know who the killer is,” Marks said. “We do know that Franklin County sheriff… they are working very diligently to track down both the motive and the person responsible for this terrible crime against two fine journalists.”
The Franklin County Sheriff Department is saying that three people had been shot in the incident, so I am assuming Vicki Gardner was shot and is currently alive.…
Back in January, Quesenberry was babysitting Koda Chrisely while his mother went out job hunting. The mother knew Quesenberry since middle school and had let her babysit her children multiple times in the past with no issues.
That all changed on Jan. 17 when she tried to pick up her son and Quesenberry would not answer the door. Over the next 72 hours, the mother tried getting her son while Quesenberry made excuses as to why that wasn’t possible but assured her that Koda was fine.
Koda’s mother finally told Quesenberry that she was calling police if she did not get her son back, and that did the trick. But once the woman was reunited with her son, she discovered he was suffering from severe second- and third-degree burns on his left arm. He also had what appeared to be cigarette burns on his abdomen, behind his ears, nose and other areas.…
The 29-year-old victim was eating at the restaurant with her family on August 24th when she upset a 17-year-old waiter. The two got into an argument over the addition of water to the hot pot.
In response, the waiter went to the kitchen and then returned with a big ass bowl of boiling water that he poured on top of the poor lady’s head. But he wasn’t finished. The teen then slammed the woman to the ground and began kicking her.
Two women who were eating with the woman, as well as six customers, had to drag the victim away from the teen and restrain him there until police arrived.
The victim was rushed to the hospital to treat the burns to her face, torso and back. She was last listed in stable condition, but from the looks of her injuries, she’s in for one painful recovery.…
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC — Porsche Cartee, 25, was killed by her pit bull on Saturday during an attack that also injured her mother and sister.
According to police, the 7-to 10-year-old male pit bull first attacked Cartee’s mother and then attacked Cartee when she stepped in to help. Cartee’s sister managed to get the dog locked into another room in the house, but it was too late for Cartee.
She would die at the scene from bites to her head and body. Her mother and sister both suffered injuries to their arms, her mother suffering injuries so severe that they required surgery.
Investigators don’t know why the dog attacked, police saying it could have been anything from a high-pitched noise to the brand of toilet paper in the house, but Cartee’s ex-boyfriend said it’s probably because the dog was a total asshole.
“I have never seen a dog more aggressive,” said Patrick Powell. “That dog was so aggressive. I wanted to kill that dog. I said if you don’t let me do it, let somebody else do it.…
PARK CITY, KS – Michael Rush is facing animal cruelty charges after the 26-year-old used a small dog as a weapon against a police officer.
On Sunday night, police were called to a neighborhood after people who lived there called to report a suspicious man walking through backyards and kicking fences.
A responding officer encountered Rush walking a small pug-mix on a leash and “acting erratically.” When the officer tried talking to Rush and asked him to stop, Rush spit at the officer and used the dog’s leash to swing the dog at the officer multiple times.
The officer tried using a stun gun on Rush, as well as pepper spray, but Rush continued to charge the officer until other police arrived and were able to get him under control and into custody.
Rush now faces animal abuse charges as well as battery against a law enforcement officer. The dog was unharmed and is currently at the Wichita Animal Shelter. Park City police say they’ll do everything they can to make sure the dog finds a safe home and does not go back to Rush.…