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
Madison, NC – Friday night, Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home shared by William Holden Ellis, 19, Kathy Owens Robinson, 41, and their 11-month-old child.Â (Yeah, I caught that, too. Robinson is old enough to be Ellis’s mother. At least he’s legal.)
The call came after Ellis assaulted and threatened to kill Robinson.Â As Robinson told police, Ellis became upset–over what, we do not know–and hit her. He strangled her. He also bit her numerous times on her hand, back, and chest. He then put a .22-caliber pistol to her head, said he was going to kill her, and pulled the trigger.…Continue Reading
Forrest City, AR - It seems to me that no matter how much of a dirtbag, slime-sucking, dickwad, waste-of-space piece of shit a guy might be, there has to be at least the smallest bit of pride when the orifice in which he stuck his dick nine months ago produces a brand-new little person into this world. After all, when that tiny human being navigates the birth canal and draws in those first few breaths, that is proof right there that those sperm sacs he’s swingin’ around are carrying live ammo. …Continue Reading
3/09 – Christopher Payne was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and subsequently sentenced to death.
9/5/08 – I have been fortunate to have had some contact with Jamie Hallam, and she shared some wonderful memories of Ariana and Tyler with me. She has given me permission to share these with you–scroll to the end of the article to get a glimpse into the happier days of these wonderful children. – Lizard
Tucson, AZ – It’s a relatively common phenomenon–someone signs an agreement for a rental storage unit, gets assigned a space, stows his stuff…and then doesn’t keep up with the payments. It happened in Tucson at a rental facility called the U-Store-It, and in February 2007, the unit in question got cleaned out.
Among other items, employees found a plastic tub. A plastic tub that smelled horrible. The tub and the unit’s other contents went into the trash dumpster. Apparently at least one employee worried over that tub overnight, because the next day, police were called to investigate.…Continue Reading
Somerset, KY – I’m so pissed at the folks at Hallmark. I count on those little free calendars they give out to keep me abreast of important holidays. I mean, yeah, I got the big ones straight in my head, but I always get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day confused, and I couldn’t tell you in what month Flag Day falls to save my life. So I check my little calendar and feel like I have it under control, then goddamn if I don’t sign on to the Demon and find out this past week was Filthy Trailer Trash Child Abuse-Slash-Neglect Week (aka “FaTTCAN”) down south. I didn’t even get cards in the mail, goddammit! …Continue Reading
Lavonia, GA – Visit any trailer park across the country, and it’ll most likely look a lot like Beaver Dam trailer park: dozens of mobile homes, all parked within a scant few feet of each other. However, until just recently, residents there were sure that a particular single-wide trailer was, most of the time, unoccupied.…Continue Reading
Jacksonville, FL - There’s something in the water, isn’t there? Or perhaps the media scrutiny of the Anthony family is pushing many Floridians over the edge? Causing them to, say, drive while under the influence? With children in the car? And intentionally hit a bicyclist? And top off the act by stripping butt naked and running around the scene of the crash? …Continue Reading
UPDATE 8/24/08 – Police have issued a warrant for Luis Gonzalez, 22, on a charge of leaving the scene of a vehicle accident involving a fatality. He has not been charged with murder in Tia Poklemba’s death but was seen leaving the bar with her on the night of her death.Â Gonzalez also owned the tan Cadillac CTS that is believed to have hit Poklemba.Â That vehicle has been towed from Gonzalez’ address and taken for forensic analysis.Â Gonzalez is believed to have fled the area.
Tia Poklemba (L) and Luis Gonzalez (R)
San Carlos Park, FL – According to her friends and acquaintances, Tia Marie Poklemba was funny, and happy, and energetic. The 25-year-old also was strong-willed and tough (one friend says she carried a knife), which makes her murder at the hands of an as-yet-unknown assailant–and the circumstances surrounding her death–even more shocking. …Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Three months premature, Danieal Kelly weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces at birth in January 1992. She was a miracle baby. She should have led a miraculous life. Instead, she lived and died in a nightmare.Â …Continue Reading
Once upon a time, Melinda Denise Hinson lived in Henderson, Kentucky, where she attended North Middle School. But about six months ago, Melinda moved with her mother Rhonda McNallin and older brother Cody to Panama City, Florida, to be with Rhonda’s boyfriend. I imagine moving from Henderson (which doesn’t exactly come across as cosmopolitan and trendy, no offense meant, Hendersonites) to Panama City would seem awesome to a 13-year-old girl. Sun and beaches and spring break, oh my. And from what we know, Melinda was in many ways an ordinary 13-year-old. According to her mother, Melinda had a broken cell phone on which she pretended to have conversations, which is exactly the kind of sweet naivetÃ© you’d expect from a girl her age. Brother Cody (age 15) reported that “She liked to primp a lot” and when talking with people would often look past them to check out her reflection in a window. I remember being that age, so awkward and hopeful, wanting to be seen, wanting to be noticed.…Continue Reading
Port St. Lucie, FL – Timothy J. Placko, 24, decided to go for a peaceful drive Sunday night. So he steered his Chevy Astro van to a wooded area south of N.W. North Torino Parkway and down a dirt trail. The low temp for Port St. Lucie yesterday was about 72 degrees–pretty pleasant. Maybe he was driving with his window down. If so, I bet he heard some wildlife, some nightbirds, the sound of the breeze rustling the leaves. Peaceful. Until the damn cops pulled him over.…Continue Reading
Lawrence “YEAH YOU KNOW IM SEXXY” Auler
Anderson, IN – On his MySpace profile, Lawrence Eugene Auler, 44, describes himself as having “A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR” and “SEXY LOOKS.” I have to question the accuracy of that, cuz he sure ain’t got sexy looks, and he also says he weighs 280 pounds. AS IF! I guess if he were going for accuracy, he’d say “FAT SLOB PREPUBESCENT GIRL MOLESTER.”
Lawrence says he’s separated from his wife of 16 years and is working a part-time temp job, which explains why he’s been living with some family acquaintances. Acquaintances who happen to have children. Acquaintances who allowed Lawrence to occasionally watch their children. Like, unattended.…Continue Reading
Couty Alexander; Couty & Christa Alexander
Livingston Parish, LA â€“ On the surface, Couty Lamar Alexander looked like such a nice young man. Definitely a church-going young man. Back in 2004, he was part of team of youngsters who traveled to Jamaica to conduct Vacation Bible Schools. Afterward, he said, â€œIt was a wonderful mission field experience. The kids we worked with were great. I canâ€™t wait to go back and see the kids again.â€ Donâ€™t know if he got to return to Jamaica to see the kids again, but as of last week, he had a special child to think aboutâ€”his own. Married at the beginning of March, he and Christa Ann (nee Baker) were expecting a baby in December. Looking at the pictures of Christa on Coutyâ€™s MySpace, itâ€™s easy to imagine a dark-haired, fair-skinned baby with her motherâ€™s sweet face and smile. Itâ€™s also easy to imagine that baby growing up to conduct Vacation Bible Schools in another country just like Daddy did, since both Christa and Couty grew up in God-fearing homes and were active in their Missionary Baptist church.…Continue Reading