Parents Charged After Their Dead Baby Found Rotting In Baby SwingMan Accused Of Raping, Murdering His 9-Month-Old DaughterMan Fatally Shot Wife In Front Of Their Children At Indoor Play CenterWoman Killed After 12-year-old Boy Jumps From Overpass In Suicide AttemptTeen Posted Selfies With Murdered Teacher Before Killing Self With Circular SawTexas Woman Arrested After Fatally Shooting Her Two DaughtersMan Used Kik Messaging App To Share Child Porn Of His 1-Year-Old StepdaughterWoman Smothered Daughter For Talking Back, Tossed Body In DumpsterMan Murdered Woman Then Ate Her Brains With A Glass Of Her BloodMan Beat 4-Month-Old Daughter To Death Because She Was Crying

Monthly Archives: October 2012

STATEN ISLAND, NY — I’m just getting back from vacation and behind on the news, so I’m just going to post some stories I found interesting, starting with the 15-year-old high school freshman who jumped in front of a train last week because she was tired of being bullied by members of her high school’s football team.

Felicia Garcia, a 15-year-old student at Tottenville High School, was being picked on because of rumors that she slept with multiple members of the football team at a party held after a game. After school administrators heard about the rumors, they met with Garcia and the 17-year-old boy who was singled out as the main instigator.

Reports are that the meeting ended with Garcia running out while shouting at the boy. Her friends say that Garcia normally didn’t let the bullying bother her. She’d already had a tough life with her parents dying when she was young and being bounced between foster homes after running away from her aunt’s home to be with an older man.…

Pastor Beaten To Death With Electric Guitar

October 31, 2012 at 8:49 am by  

FOREST HILL, TX — The pastor for Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church was beaten to death with an electric guitar by a man who drove his car into the church and was later found dead in the back of a police car.

At about 11:15 a.m. Monday, 33-year-old Derrick Birdow drove a car into the side of the church before getting out and assaulting Pastor Danny Kirk. According to a secretary who had locked herself inside an office, Kirk and a church custodian had been scuffling with Birdow inside and outside of the church moments before Birdow beat the pastor to death with a guitar.

Police arrived on the scene and had to use a Taser to subdue Birdow. He was found unresponsive in the back of a patrol car and then later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Birdow’s children may have attended the church, according to his cousin, but there was no known conflict between Birdow and Kirk. Birdow’s brother said that his sibling didn’t know the pastor at all and had become increasingly paranoid in the last week, claiming people were trying to kill him and that someone had stuck a needle in his arm.…

Woodruff, SC – Lacey Denise Lamb, 28 years old and 21-weeks pregnant, was shot dead by a police officer while she was reportedly attempting to run him over with a car.

Officer William T. Knight pulled the vehicle over at about 1:40 PM yesterday on Jamie’s Creek Drive.  The reason for the traffic stop is unclear, but once the car was stopped, the driver, 33-year-old Matthew Drake Simmons, reportedly exited and began running.

Officer Knight gave chase, at which point Lamb, the only passenger, allegedly got behind the wheel and put the car into motion in an attempt to run the officer down, presumably in an effort to allow Simmons to escape.

Knight drew his weapon and fired, lethally wounding her.  Lamb was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, but neither she nor her unborn child survived.

Simmons was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, third or subsequent offense, according to online jail records.  He is currently awaiting a bond hearing.  It’s unclear at this point if he is the father of the deceased fetus.…

Forest Hills, NY – Gilberto Valle, a married 6-year veteran of the New York Police Department, was arrested in Queens yesterday on charges that he was conspiring to kidnap, rape, cook, and eat a number of female acquaintances.

Pretty much all the evidence against the 28-year-old Valle is in the form of e-mails and instant messages which discussed his plans to “kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women,” according to the complaint against the officer.   Though Valle, who works at the 26th Precinct in Manhattan, never actually followed through on any of his plans, the evidence was enough to officially charge him with federal kidnapping conspiracy.

It’s pretty clear that Valle put some serious thought into his plots though.  In one conversation with a co-conspirator, he mentioned that he would like cook someone “over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible,” according to the complaint, which describes two specific plans.

The first plan allegedly involved a $5,000 kidnap-for-hire in which Valle believed that his customer was interested in raping the woman in question.…

Burglar Sues Homeowner For Shooting Him

October 25, 2012 at 10:20 am by  

Greenbrae, CA – Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, is suing 90-year-old Jay Leone for shooting him.  Never mind the fact that Cutrufelli had just allegedly broken into Leone’s house to rob it, and that he had tied Leone up before rummaging through the home for valuables.  This is America, yo.

Cutrufelli claims in a civil suit that Leone “negligently shot” him, causing him “great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli’s home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli’s marriage.”

Judging solely on the details of the civil suit, I’m guessing Cutrufelli doesn’t feel like his career as a thief, meth addict, convicted felon, and insufferable douchebag had anything to do with any of that.

Cutrufelli is currently embroiled in his criminal trial, facing two counts of attempted murder for an incident that occurred in January, leaving both men with gunshot wounds requiring lengthy hospital stays.  If convicted, Cutrufelli faces life in prison.  Read on and you may wind up feeling like that isn’t quite enough.

On January 4th, 11:00 AM, Cutrufelli reportedly kicked Leone’s door down and tied him up at gunpoint, then scoured the house for valuables to steal.…

Winnsboro, LA – Sharmeka Moffitt, the 20-year-old woman who claimed she had been set ablaze by three men in white hoodies, apparently fabricated the whole story, as new evidence suggests she actually set herself on fire.

On Sunday, October 21st, Moffitt called 911 to report what police believed, at the time, to be a racially motivated attack in which three men doused Moffitt with lighter fluid, set her on fire, and then scrawled “KKK”  and an ethnic slur on the side of her car in…ummmm…toothpaste?  At the time, she said she did not know whether the men were black or white.

Moffitt was able to extinguish the flames using a nearby spigot, but had already suffered serious burns on over half her body.  She was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment.  Several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, began investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Now, several days after the incident, police have released the fact that Moffitt’s fingerprints were found on both the lighter fluid bottle in question and the lighter used to ignite it, proving, more or less, that she self-immolated. …

Westminster, CO – Police in Colorado have made an arrest in the Jessica Ridgeway murder case and are expected to charge 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg with her murder and the attempted abduction of a jogger last year.

Sigg lives about a block from Ketner Lake Open Space and about 1½ miles from where Jessica was last seen walking to school on Oct. 5. He was arrested Tuesday night after police received a tip that led them to his home.

The Associated Press is reporting that Sigg’s mother is the one that called police. “I made the phone call, he turned himself in. That’s all I have to say,” she said.

Sigg is expected to be charged with the attempted abduction last year as well as two counts of murder in the first degree, second-degree kidnapping charge, among others. The Ridgeway family were notified of the arrest.

“We notified the Ridgeway family this morning about the arrest and we hope that it will give them some measure of closure,” Chief Birk said, adding that he hoped it provided some comfort to the community.…

STOCKTON, CA — Police believe a California marriage counselor who specializes in anger management killed his ex-wife, her sister, and her elderly aunt before turning the gun on himself.

On Monday, police were investigating reports of a shooting at a Stockton home where they found found 64-year Kathleen Arata dead from a gunshot wound. Witnesses told police the shooter was Kathleen’s brother-in-law, Colin McGrattan, and that he was driving a silver minivan.

While still at that scene, police received another shooting call. This one was at an senior assisted living center, and Colin’s minivan was parked outside in the parking lot.

Inside one of the rooms at the facility, police would find the body of 88-year-old Chizuko Kaneishi, Kathleen’s aunt. Colin was lying nearby, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Outside in the van police would find Kathleen’s sister, 57-year-old Jacklyn Arata, wrapped in a tarp and dead from a gunshot wound. Jacklyn is Colin’s ex-wife and the pair have two sons together.

No word on why Colin decided to kill his ex-wife and her extended family, but Colin’s roommate said that it may have something to do with money.…

Rancho Cordova, CAAlina Bukhantsov, a mother of three in her twenties, was discovered dead with two of her children, 3 and 4, in the family’s home by her husband, Denis Bukhantsov.  A 6-month-old child who was also in the home at the time of the murders was unharmed.

The scene was described by police as “very violent” and gruesome.  Officers leaving the home were visibly shaken and offered counseling by chaplains called to the scene, a rarity in a line of work where bloody crime scenes are not uncommon.

Denis Bukhantsov arrived home at about 3:30 PM yesterday to find his wife and children slain inside a single room.  He rushed out of the house, not knowing if the murderers were still inside, and called the police from a neighbor’s phone.  When deputies arrived, they found Mr. Bukhantsov “completely distraught.”  Paramedics pronounced the three victims dead at the scene.  Though there are no details on the manner of the murders as of this writing, police are indicating that the bodies had suffered “extreme trauma.”

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WALKER, LA — A man in Louisiana has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his pregnant wife in the abdomen and then cut out their unborn child.

On Tuesday, police responded to an emergency call at the home of 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds and his pregnant wife. Once there, they would find that Reynolds had done the unthinkable to his pregnant wife.

“His wife was on the floor he took a sharp instrument and actually had cut her open – her stomach area and pulled the baby out.” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.

The 28-year-old woman, who was 7 1/2 months pregnant, was rushed to the hospital where she is currently in stable condition. Sadly, the baby died despite attempts to save it.

“I’ve seen crime scenes before but this one was very challenging, I mean they all are, but this one was one that I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this,” said Ard.

Reynolds was still on the scene when police arrived and was very combative with the arresting officers.…

Jersey City, NJ – Jargget Washington, 29, was arrested Sunday night while reportedly being nude, belligerent, and sky-high on PCP.

He had reportedly attempted to pull a driver out of a car, but failed when the man fought back.  So much for that super-human strength PCP is supposed to give a dude.

Police were able to subdue Washington and transfer him to Jersey City Medical Center where he started acting up again, spitting at officers, chewing at his own wrists in an attempt to free himself, and devouring his medical ID bracelet.

He was eventually cleared for transfer to Hudson County Jail while still in his medical gown.  On the way, he dropped a deuce in the police cruiser, which is something cops really seem to relish.

And, as we all know, an evacuation of one’s bowels can really work up a voracious appetite.  Washington answered his body’s call for food by prompting him to eat his own finger right off his hand.  Yeah, he swallowed it too.  If you’ve had enough, you may now proceed to the comments section to submit your most inappropriate “dark meat” jokes.…

Westminster, CO – Police are now saying that there is a definitive link between the murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and the attempted abduction of a jogger last May.

Jessica was last seen Oct 5 after leaving her home to walk to school. Her dismembered body was later discovered in Pattridge Park Open Space near an abandoned mining shack.

Last Memorial Day, a woman was jogging on Ketner Lake Open Space when a man tried to cover her face with a chemical-soaked rag. She was able to escape and described her attacker as an 18 to 30 year-old light-skinned male with brown hair and a medium build, about 5-feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Police say these to incidents are related, but are not revealing exactly how they have linked the two cases. “We are able to make a definitive link,” said Westminster Police Department spokesman Trevor Materasso. “We recognize the public may have questions about what constitutes that definitive link and we’re asking for their patience.…

Clayton, NJ — At the time I typed this, officials have not officially identified the body that was found in a recycling container, but they preliminarily identified the body as that of Autumn Pasquale, the 12-year-old who was reported missing on Saturday.

Authorities said Pasquale was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Saturday riding her bike. A friend of her said that she exchanged text messages with her that day, the last one received at 1:22 p.m. that she did not believe was intended for her. She said the message read, “don’t be like that.”

Police say the last text she sent was at around 2.30 p.m.  and that there was nothing alarming or unusual about it. She was reported missing at 9:30 p.m. after not arriving home by her 8 p.m. curfew. By Monday, about 200 law enforcement officials and hundreds of volunteers were out looking for her. By 10 p.m., she was found.

Investigators have not said exactly where in Clayton her body was located, other than saying that it was a few blocks from her home inside a recycling bin. …

Minneapolis, MN – Rebecca Rachelle Hill, 37, was arrested with her daughter on October 12th while reportedly shoplifting from a Macy’s store in Mall of America.

She allegedly attempted to give officers false identification information, but was outed when her fingerprints were run against a police database.

Once authorities were able to make contact with Hill’s daughter’s father, he told them that the girl and her mother had been driving around in a vehicle stolen from a relative and smoking marijuana and heroin for the past few weeks.  The father knew this because he had previously taken his daughter, who had been going through withdrawal, to the hospital where she tested positive for both heroin and marijuana.  The girl had also been depressed and cutting herself on the wrists and thighs.

When faced with this wealth of information, Hill reportedly admitted to purchasing the drugs for her daughter as well as doing them with her, about three times per day, supposedly in an effort to keep the girl from suffering further withdrawal symptoms. …

Des Moines, IA – 30-year-old Joshua Pinney was arrested on June 26th at a Bank of America location while attempting to obtain another man’s debit card.  Unfortunately for him, the bank manager on duty was suspicious of the disguise, as well as the fact that he looked absolutely nothing like the picture on the identification card he was attempting to use.

The man on the card was a legitimate customer of the bank whose car had been stolen with the ID card inside and had had the foresight to flag his account to prevent retards like Pinney from attempting to use it.

Pinney’s story for the bank manager was that he was on a business trip and required a new debit card.  Also, he had been in an accident and needed to sit down with a glass of water to ease the pain of his injuries.  The police were already on their way.

When the authorities arrived, Pinney attempted to stick to his story until the officer holding the ID card in question asked him if he seriously thought he could pass for the man in its picture. …

Benton, IL — Police have arrested the drummer for The Core of Your Nightmares, a death metal band you’ve probably never heard of until now, accusing him of producing child pornography to share on the Internet.

Martin Evanick aka Vlad Evanick (Facebook), was arrested on Oct 19 and charged with the production of child pornography after prosecutors say the 31-year-old took photographs of himself engaged in sexual acts with a minor, including close-up pictures of the minor’s genitalia.

These photos were taken between April 1, 2012 and April 21, 2012, but the federal indictment states Evanick has been creating child porn for more than two years.

Evanick is being held without bond pending trial as investigators feel he is a flight risk and a danger to the community. They also fear he might threaten, injure or intimidate a victim.

If convicted, Evanick faces between 15 and 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and term of supervised release between five years and life. Someone from the band commented on their Facebook page that they had absolutely no idea and are just as appalled as the rest of us.…

Pregnant Bride-To-Be Killed Day Before Wedding

October 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm by  

Brooklyn, NY – Vindalee Smith, a 38-year-old mother of four, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment on Saturday, lying in a pool of blood from slash and stab wounds to her neck.  She was to be married to her fiancé, Anthony Jackman, on Sunday at New Dimension Seventh Day Adventist Church in Brownsville.  Sources are indicating, however, that Jackman is still legally married to another woman in New Jersey.

The baby Smith was carrying was due in just two weeks, but did not survive the attack.  Smith’s other four children are older and did not live with her.

Police questioned Jackman, but they report that he is not currently a suspect.  Authorities believe, however, that Smith did know her attacker, as there was no sign of forced entry.

Another lead police are investigating is a luke-warm one.  Smith had previously had an argument with a former neighbor who threatened to kill her.  That incident occurred months ago, however, and the tension seemed to evaporate once she’d moved away.

In a “WTF” twist on the case, police report that they found a note at the crime scene. …


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