Wajonel DeSilva & her daughter
Memphis, TN – Your Sunday mornings are probably a lot like Morbid’s: wake up still mostly drunk, throw the hookers out, ruminate on the vomit in the bathtub while you’re taking a piss, and rummage for something to calm your queasy stomach while having vague recollections of something disgusting that involved the last of your milk.
“Fuck it,” you say, “I’m going out to get something to eat before I sober up and start puking.” Or, maybe you’re one of that tiny minority of folks who rouse the family at the crack of dawn with a big smile and lots of happy kisses so you can all go have a hearty and satisfying breakfast before church.
Either way, were you a Memphis resident, Interstate 240 may have been the road you needed to travel to get to IHOP or the Waffle House, and this past Sunday morning, you might have been in for a bit of an unpleasant surprise. Around 8:00 a.m., passing motorists discovered a body on an entrance ramp at Interstate 240 and Mount Moriah.…Continue Reading
Bryon Drennan; Stefanie Casey
Williamson, NY – On Thanksgiving, the mother of Bryon Drennan, 36, called police to report that he and his wife of one month were missing. Later in the day, Drennan returned to his parents’ home, where he and 28-year old Stefanie Casey had been living, and reported that everything was hunky dory. No need to worry, folks! He’d driven Casey in his maroon 2008 PT Cruiser to the airport so she could make an impromptu visit to family in Texas. After all, it’s no big deal to just walk into the airport on Thanksgiving and get a dirt-cheap seat on the very next flight to your destination of choice, right?
Except, of course, that’s not what really happened. …Continue Reading
Volusia County, FL – I know there are seniors out there who would be elated if one of their children encouraged them to leave the confines of a nursing facility in favor of independent living, especially if said child ensured that their every need is met. However, I don’t think Mary Bosket was truly interested in her 84-year-old mother’s needs when she removed her from the elder care facility. After all, she left the woman alone with 66 cats, 20 ducks, 15 turkeys, one dog, no heat, stopped-up toilet and sinks, and a faulty oxygen machine. Way to take care of Mom, Mary!…Continue Reading
Thomasville, GA – There’s some people, you meet ‘em or hear about ‘em and find yourself thinking, “He’s a little off” or “She’s just not right.” I’m guessing Leslie Wilfred is one of those. It’s not just the actual funeral for the made-up stillborn twins–it’s also the wooden box she used to restrain her 10-year-old son.…Continue Reading
Iron County, UT – Luis Miguel Macedo, 21, last logged on to his MySpace profile (private) Friday. “LUISITO-LICIOUS” refers to his status as “loved,” but based on what happened the following day, maybe he wasn’t feeling loved enough…or perhaps he didn’t think he was getting the right kind of loving.…Continue Reading
Tempe, AZ – Doesn’t matter where you live–nights are getting cooler. Yes, even in Arizona. And so when ASU student Alex Botsios went to bed on November 5th, he left the windows of his condo open to take advantage of the evening’s mildness. However, it wasn’t the chill that woke him up about 3 in the morning…it was a man wielding a baseball bat in his bedroom.…Continue Reading
Fountain, FL – Stephanie Collins is 26; she and her 9-year-old son live with her parents. She found out earlier this year that she was pregnant and was unenthused at the notion of having another child. However, she’d had an abortion before and didn’t care to repeat the experience. So Stephanie came up with a plan. And this past weekend, Stephanie’s mother went out behind the house to take out the trash. When she opened the garbage can, she found the dead body of the grandbaby she didn’t even know she had.…Continue Reading
Waynesville, NC – A whole lot of horrible gets written about here at the Demon, and sometimes the horrible borders on unimaginable. In such cases, I’ve seen posters say they wished they hadn’t read the story. This may be one that falls into that category. If you don’t feel like you can click that “Read more” link, just hold little Zachary Rich in your thoughts. Because of what his mother did to him, little Zachary now has a colostomy bag.…Continue Reading
Auburn, WA – Elizabeth Beimer has been involved in some ongoing custody issues with the father of her 6-year-old daughter. Let’s face it, any kind of custody battle sucks donkey dicks. Regardless, there are good ways and there are bad ways to handle the stress. Beth Beimer chose a bad way. I’m talking the kind of “bad way” that results in a $1,000,000 bail.…Continue Reading
Thank God for this
Chicago – For every time I’ve snarled “Fuck!” while fighting to get the ironing board out of the closet, for every “Shit!” I’ve uttered after running the iron into the edge of my hand, for the many sneers I’ve tossed in the direction of the Sunbeam while opting to just wear the damn crumpled shirt…I apologize. Were it not for one woman’s commitment to having her family’s clothing items neat and unwrinkled, Carmelo Rodriguez might’ve gotten away with some serious shit.…Continue Reading
UPDATE 11/4/08 - Tekenya keeps everyone hopping, sounds like. She was found after her second runaway episode the day after she ran.
Durham, NC – Tekenya Wooten is eight months pregnant. She also is incredibly tiny, standing just 4’5″ and weighing just 100 pounds. She’s only 12 years old.
And she’s missing.
But no one’s really looking for her.…Continue Reading
Grafton, WI - Dr. Kyle Mounts is a well-known neonatal specialist in the Milwaukee area and is affiliated with several area hospitals. Well, he was. Over the last couple of days, at least three hospitals have suspended him, and he probably is even more well-known now that he has been arrested for lewd behavior. And in whose presence did Dr. Kyle conduct this lewd behavior, you ask? Why, prepubescent girls!…Continue Reading
New Castle County, DE – Mommies, talk to me. You have a 12-year-old daughter. Your daughter has surgery. Your daughter gets released from the hospital, probably still out of it and woozy from whatever drugs they gave her. You being the good mom, what do you do next? Lock her in the car while you go shopping, right? …Continue Reading
Omaha, NE – Gary Staton and his wife Rebel married at 18 and were prolific, producing 10 children over the course of their 17+ year partnership. Sadly, about 17 months ago, shortly after the birth of their 10th child, Rebel died of a brain aneurysm.Â Any single parent can tell you that caring for one child can be difficult, and when meeting the needs of his 10 children became too demanding, Gary Staton packed up nine of them this past Wednesday, dropped them off at Creighton University Medical Center, and left. The next day, a neighbor saw him with his girlfriend, loading a blue suitcase into a car.Â …Continue Reading
West Charleston, WV – Tuesday evening, police observed a Mazda 626 being driven without headlights. When pulled over, 36-year-old Jose Antonio Cruz was a bit wobbly on his feet and smelled of alcohol. Police placed him under arrest for DUI and took him into police headquarters. Cruz then did as drunken people are wont to do: he made a bad situation worse.…Continue Reading
Raleigh, NC – Denizens, feeling the need for a break from the baby-beating, child-molesting, trailer-park trash we’ve been seeing so much of? How about a hot blue-eyed blond cheerleader from a Christian high school selling drugs out of her BMW? …Continue Reading
Laurel, DE – People accessorize everything these days. It used to be all about a snazzy purse and pair of shoes, but now we spend big bucks on making our homes look just right, we buy clever covers for our laptops and MP3 players, and we even accessorize our vehicles. There are doodads to hang on the rearview, funny faces to attach to the antenna, stickers to put in the back window. And to take your pick-up truck’s redneck quotient to the nth degree, a rebel flag and gun rack won’t cut it any more — now you must opt for the trailer hitch testicles, available in a variety of finishes (and lighted!). However, Christopher Swank and Ashley Bell are doing their best to break all standards for trailer hitch decoration. They’ve been using Bell’s 2-year-old son.Â …Continue Reading
UPDATE 9/16/08 – The Amber Alert for Frank Deitsch was lifted yesterday.Â He is now safe and in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Warren, MI - One-year-old Frank Deitsch was last seen around noon Sunday, when he was taken from his residence by his father Frank Deitsch, Jr., 56. Before leaving with his son, Frank Deitsch, Jr. assaulted the child’s mother; he then called her from a pay phone to tell her, “You will never see your son again.”
The suspect has no money, and there is no child safety seat in the gray 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass. The Michigan license plate number is BLW6780 (expired). …Continue Reading
Fort Pierce, FL – Kimberly Y. King, 29, could’ve been one of those people who impresses others with her selflessness and willingness to help out a loved one. A couple of years ago, King packed up her four children so she could care for her 75-year-old grandmother in her grandma’s home. Turns out Grandma probably could’ve done better alone with no legs and advanced Alzheimer’s.Â …Continue Reading
Willie Ray Edens & Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium causing gonorrhea
Lufkin, TX – Last month, a mother took her 2-year-old daughter to an emergency room, where it was discovered that the child had gonorrhea.
As you may know, a woman can pass gonorrhea onto her baby as it passes through the birth canal, causing an eye infection. However, with the exception of those newborns, gonorrhea in any prepubescent child usually has a more sinister origin: sexual abuse. …Continue Reading