Woman Arrested After Dumping Popcorn On Talking 2-Year-Old Girl During MovieAccused Pedophile Hired Hitman To Kill Child Victim And Her FamilyClemson Student Charged With Making False Rape ClaimsMan Beat His 3-Month-Old Daughter To Death, Hid Body In ClosetMan Convicted Of Tying Cinder Block To Girlfriend's Dog Before Throwing Dog Into ReservoirTeen Muslim Convert Went On Stabbing Spree At Friend's Sleepover, Killing 13-year-old BoyTeen Admits Poisoning Her 11-week-old Niece's Breast MilkMarried Teacher, 26, Accused Of Having Sex With Teen StudentFamily's Wolf-Dog Hybrid Mauled 8-Day-Old Baby To DeathDaycare Owner Sentenced To Prison For Drugging Children So She Could Go To Gym

Monthly Archives: August 2012

Crime Screen Movie Suggestion: Scalene

August 31, 2012 at 11:42 am by  

HERE, NOW — You may be as surprised as we are to learn that we occasionally get free movies and books to review. I mention this because, in full disclosure, SCALENE was sent to us by Breaking Glass Pictures to review. But do not fear, DD reader, as I would never risk damaging my reputation for providing excellent choices in movies and books by recommending crap just to get free stuff.

In the case of SCALENE, a film directed by Zack Parker, I can honestly say you owe it to yourself to give it a shot. Not only does it delve into a bit of the headlines often featured on this site, as well as some of the re-occurring discussions they produce, but Margo Martindale delivers one of the best performances I have seen all year. Here’s the official synopsis:

Told from three points-of-view, SCALENE is a perceptual thriller that revolves around a mother’s revenge (Margo Martindale, Emmy  Winner, F/X’s “JUSTIFIED”, Showtime’s “DEXTER”, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) after her mentally-challenged son (Adam Scarimbolo, A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, LYMELIFE, STAKE LAND) is accused of sexual assault by his student caretaker (Hanna Hall, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN, FORREST GUMP).

SPANAWAY, WA — A man turned himself into police after his wife and 11-year-old daughter were found shot to death in their home.

Dean Holmes, 40, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder after he walked into a police station and admitted to killing his wife, 41-year-old Kristi Holmes, and daughter, 11-year-old Violet Holmes.

After confessing, police were dispatched to his home and could see that Dean was telling the truth when they looked through the window of the master bedroom and saw the lifeless bodies of Kristi and Violet.

Dean told police that at around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, he shot Kristi as she was sleeping. He then woke up Violet and a friend of hers who had spent the night. They got into a car and Dean dropped off Violet’s friend at her house. He then drove around with Violet for a bit before pulling over and shooting her as she slept in the backseat. Then, with his dead daughter still in the backseat, he went to McDonald’s to get some food because, you know, nothing gets you hankerin’ for an Egg McMuffin like a bit of familicide.…

Romania -34-year-old taxi driver Nicolae Stan, 34 and father of three, claims that a 30-year-old woman everyone seems to be claiming is an Angelina Jolie “look-alike” raped him at knifepoint, forcing him to jam his bone in her snatch, and then lick her presumably lovely lady-parts.

It all started with what Stan says was a typical cab ride to Luminita Perijoc‘s home.  He told police that she asked him to help her with her bags, but that once he was inside her residence, she demanded sex from him.  However, once he refused her undoubtedly attractive offer, she supposedly pulled a knife, forced him to undress and insert his penis into her wanton vagina…I believe some of you call this “sexual intercourse” or some such nonsense.

“I think she wasn’t used to anyone saying no because she flew into a rage when I declined. She took out a knife and forced me to undress and have sex with her,” Stan claimed.

When the boning wasn’t quite enough, she reportedly forced him to perform cunnilingus on her. …

RAWDON, Quebec — A new bride was swept into a river and drowned while posing for pictures in her wedding dress.

Last week, 30-year-old Maria Pantazopoulos drowned while posing for “Trash the Dress” wedding pictures in the Ouareau River. When the subject of marriage ever comes up, I always suffer from a reaction akin to a vampire exposed to sunlight, so I was not aware of the “Trash the Dress” phenomena some recently married women partake in.

For those of you unaware, “Trash the Dress” is a a style of wedding photography that details a bride destroying her wedding dress instead of letting it rot in a closet while she slowly destroys a man’s soul. New bride’s will wear their dress one last time while on a beach, garbage dumps, fields, or abandoned buildings. A simple Google search pulls up tons of such images.

In the case of Pantazopoulos, the photographer she hired suggested a shoot at the Ouareau River. One account states she was standing on a rocky area in about a foot of water when her dress became so heavy from getting wet that she was pulled off the rocks and into the river.…

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Here’s a story you may want to keep your eye on, regarding the July death of a 3-month-old girl that has since turned into a homicide investigation.

Back in July, Nicole Greenaway left her 3-month-old daughter, Brooklyn, in the care of friend and co-worker, Amanda Huard. The plan was for Brooklyn to spend the night but at 1:34 a.m., Haurd called 911 to report Brooklyn wasn’t breathing and was unresponsive. Six minutes later, paramedics arrived and rushed Brooklyn to the hospital but sadly, she didn’t make it.

The next day Huard would post on Facebook that she was living a nightmare.

“My friends 3 month old daughter stopped breathing in her sleep last night:( in devasted that it didn’t realize it soon enough. For the cpr to work:(,” she posts, adding that her daughter was the one who found the baby unresponsive.

Yesterday, reports were that the death was now being considered a homicide. Greenaway told WMTV that police have told her that Brooklyn was sleeping in the bedroom of the Haurd’s 10-year-old daughter.…

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.  — Two teenage boys have been charged in connection to the murder of 5-year-old Isabella Tennant.

The girl was spending the night at her great-grandmother’s house when 16-year-old John Freeman allegedly killed Bella with his bare hands. Her official cause of death was listed as mechanical obstruction of the airway and compression of the neck. There were no signs of sexual assault.

After he killed Bella, he placed her body in a garbage bag and had one of his friends, 18-year-old Tyler Best, help place the little girl’s body in a garbage can three streets away. Best ended up going to police the next day and showing police where Bella’s body had been stashed.

Freeman was arrested and charged second-degree murder while Best was charged with tampering with evidence. Both have pleaded not guilty when they appeared in court on Tuesday and ordered back to jail until their Sept. 7 court date.

Bella’s mother, Crystal Walker, told reporters that she was working late that night at a sports bar, and that Freeman often took advantage of her grandmother’s kind heart.…

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The man from San Diego who was killed by a grizzly bear while hiking in Alaska’s Denali National Park took photos of the bear moments before it attacked and killed him.

Despite having undergone mandatory bear awareness training before being allowed to hike in the park, and given specific instructions on what to do in case of a bear encounter, photos from 49-year-old Richard White’s camera show he chose to ignore those instructions before he was attack and killed by the bear he was photographing.

Rangers inform hikers to stay at least a quarter mile from a bear and to slowly back away if you find yourself any closer to one, but photos taken by White show the man was taking pictures within 40 to 50 yards of the grizzly moments before the attack.

The last photos taken by White, which have not been made public, show the grizzly with his head down while grazing along the Toklat River gravel bar. The last series of photos span about 15 seconds, and show the bear lifting its head, looking toward the camera, then moving towards White.…

Mount Clemens, MI — A 29-year-old man has admitted to getting his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter pregnant.

On Tuesday, Trevaun C. Brooks pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Because the victim was under the age of 13, Brooks is facing a mandatory minimum term of 25 years in prison, up to life, when he is sentenced on Sept. 27.

Prosecutors say Brooks had sex with the child in her bedroom last year while living with his girlfriend and her daughter. The victim, now 12, gave birth in August and medical tests proved that the child was his.  The girl told investigators she didn’t even know she was pregnant until she gave birth.

After giving birth, the victim and her baby were removed from her mother’s home and placed in the care of state protection services. However, they are both expected to be placed back with the girl’s mother at a later date.

Brooks was a fugitive for almost a month after tests proved he had sex with the 11-year-old, but he was arrested in September after police found him living with another girlfriend.…

Canton, OH — A woman found on the side of a rural Ohio road severely burned with a rope tied around her neck, has died.

On Sunday, a passing motorist discovered a 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman on the side of a Zainesville, Ohio, road. She was naked with a rope around her neck and suffering from severe burns.

“I have a woman right here. She’s burned severely, she’s been raped and she’s been beat up,” the man told the 911 dispatcher as Fronsman could be heard moaning in pain. “She’s got a rope around her neck, she’s totally without clothes and she’s severely burned.”

Even though Fronsman had been raped and tortured, suffering from fourth-degree burns that went as deep as the muscle and bone (*shudder*), she was still alert and pleading for help. She was able to tell the motorist what happened, as well as responding police and medics.

She was flown to the Wexner Medical Center burn unit at Ohio State University in Columbus, where she remained in critical condition for two days before dying yesterday.…

Portland OR — Here’s a great story out of Portland where a mother stopped a teenager from abducting her 6-year-old daughter, then used a 2×4 to deliver a bit of street justice in the process.

Antoinette Robinson’s daughter, Xavier, had been outside playing when a 17-year-old male grabbed her and tried to pull her into some bushes. That’s when Robinson sprang into action and the teen realized he had just messed with the wrong Mama Bear.

“I thought I heard something and then I looked and the man had my daughter in a bush with his hand over her mouth & around her waist,” said Antoinette Robinson. “I jumped up and ran out of the house and I just socked him in his face. Then I went to go hit him again and he let her go and we both rolled down the hill.”

The teen let go of her daughter and took off, but Robinson got into a car with neighbors and chased him down. When they found him, Robinson jumped out of the vehicle armed with a 2×4…and she wasn’t planning on building a house.…

KALISPELL, MT — If anyone would have ever old me that one day I would be using an image of Harry from HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS in an article on this site, I would have never believed it. Hoped for? Yes. Believed it? Nope.

But that day has come, thanks to a man in Montana who was killed after being struck by two cars while dressed as a sasquatch.

According to friends, 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley wanted to start a Bigfoot hoax by dressing in  a military-style camouflage ghillie suit, and making appearances along Highway 93. So on Sunday night, Tenley donned his garb and stood in the right-hand lane of the highway, in hopes of scaring passing motorists.

Tenley’s plan may have worked out a lot better had he not decided to stand on the highway at night. In clothing designed to help you blend in with foliage. At the same two teenage girls were driving on it.

Tenley was first struck by a vehicle driven by a 15-year-old girl who says she was unable to avoid hitting him.…

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