EDMOND, OK – Matthew Durham, 19, has been charged with four counts of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children after he was accused of committing sex acts with children while volunteering at a Kenyan orphanage.
The crimes were allegedly committed between April 30 to June 17, when Durham made his fourth visit to the Upendo Children’s Home in Nairobi and requested to stay at the orphanage. On his previous visits in June 2012, June 2013, and in December, he stayed with sponsor families offsite.
According to court documents, a Kenyan caretaker who lives at the orphanage noticed some of the children were acting strange and decided to question them. They would tell the caretaker that Durham had been sexually abusing them.
The founder of the children’s home, Eunice Menja, told the FBI that when Durham was confronted with the allegations that he admitted he’d sexually assaulting between four and ten children of both sexes between the ages of 4 and 10 – including one who is HIV-positive.…Continue Reading
EDWARDSVILLE, IL – Police in Illinois have accused 43-year-old Terry Davis of molesting a female Rottweiler puppy.
Davis is facing three counts of sexual misconduct, which seems to be par of this sex offender’s course. He has a record of sex offenses dating back to 2003.
He’s been convicted of criminal sexual abuse by use of force and has two convictions for failure to report a change of address as a registered sex offender.
These most recent charges claim that last October, Davis performed three different sexual acts with a female Rottweiler puppy, witnessed by Davis’ former roommate and the dogs owner.
The owner states the dog became aggressive after these alleged incidents and had to be put down. Davis has denied the claims and remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Despite his lawyer telling the court that Davis suffers from anxiety and depression and has trouble sleeping and staying focused, he was found mentally fit to stand trial.
Now Davis is waiting to see if court officials decide he’s a sexually dangerous person.…Continue Reading
RIVERVIEW, FL – Authorities say 4-year-old Logan Shepard was mauled to death by his uncle’s two pit bulls as the boy ate ice cream.
According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter, the uncle had put the two dogs, both adult females, in crates in the front yard before Logan and his mother arrived at the home Saturday night.
While Logan’s mother, aunt and cousin chatted inside the home, Logan walked outside with a bowl of ice cream. The adults were not aware Logan was out of the home until they heard him screaming.
At the same time, two deputies conducting a traffic stop nearby also heard screaming and rushed to the home to investigate. Once there, they found Logan in the front yard with the dogs standing over him, a bowl of ice cream on the ground beside him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pet Resources Division of Hillsborough County took possession of the dogs, which were euthanized the next day. They plan on testing the dogs to see if there were medical issues or other stressors that may have triggered the attack.…Continue Reading
PETERSBURG, VA — Police have charged 47-year-old Juan Munford with felony child endangerment after he left his one-year-old twin daughters in a hot car while he had sex behind a duplex.
Neighbors who live on the 7900 block of Bull Hill Rd. called police after they heard Munford’s children crying inside the car Friday morning.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Munford’s children in a car in the driveway with the windows rolled down. As for Munford, police found him 30 feet away, behind an apartment building where he was having sex with a woman against a wall.
“We went around to the back of the duplex and discovered a male and a female engaging in sexual intercourse,” Prince George Police Capt. Brian Kei said. “At that point they made contact with the individual who identified himself as the father of the two twins.”
Police charged the woman with indecent exposure and released her at the scene. Munford was arrested on two counts of felony child endangerment and indecent exposure and spent the weekend in jail.…Continue Reading
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Police have arrested three teens in the brutal murder of two homeless men who were beat to death as the slept in a vacant lot.
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, have all been accused of using bricks, sticks and a metal pole to beat three transients after returning home from a party Friday night, killing two of them.
One of the men was able to escape and call police to report the attack and letting officers know he recognized one of his assailants as a teen who lived in a nearby house. When police arrived at the home, all three teens were there.
Police immediately noticed Tafoya had blood on the waistband of his shorts. After his parents gave officers permission to search the home, officers would find one of the victim’s driver’s license and debit card.
The boys eventually admitted to the attack, with Rios telling them that he was just a lookout. The younger suspects, who are brothers, told police that Rios was full of shit and he’d also participated in the brutal beatings of the men.…Continue Reading
NEW COLUMBIA, PA – Four teenagers are facing a slew of serious charges after they threw a rock from an overpass that crashed through a vehicle’s windshield and smashed into a woman’s face.
Sharon Budd, a 52-year-old mother of four and cancer survivor, was with her daughter and husband travelling on I-80, headed to New York City from their small town in Ohio.
As they passed underneath an overpass in Milton, an 8-inch rock slammed through the front windshield and struck Sharon, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, right in her face.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. That rock hit her straight on, straight on in the face,” said Sharons’s husband, Randy Budd, who was in the backseat. “It was the most gruesome thing that you could ever imagine.”
Sharon’s teen daughter, who was driving, pulled over and Randy called for help. Sharon was rushed to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where she’s already lost one eye and is suffering from life-threatening swelling on her brain.
While at the scene, police would notice the same car driving slowly by on two occasions.…Continue Reading
RENO, NV – Police have charged 24-year-old Jason Brown with multiple counts of animal cruelty after they say he adopted five dogs only to kill and dismember them in his motel room.
Brown was arrested on July 9 after a manager of a Super 8 Motel called police to report some gruesome shit going down inside Brown’s motel room.
He told them that a maid went in the room to clean it, and found bloodstains, dog limbs, drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. The manager told police the maid contacted him, and he found a decapitated brown dog in the room’s bathtub.
While the manager waited for police to arrive, Brown returned but then fled before police got there. Arriving police would check out the room and found four decapitated dog heads inside a small refrigerator.
Two of the dogs were named Fernell and McGee, two Chihuahua mixes given to Brown by someone who used Craigslist to place the dogs up for adoption because they could no longer care for them.…Continue Reading
Matthew Burdette killed himself on November 29. His family had noticed the once happy, popular teen had become withdrawn in the days leading up to his suicide, but say they never saw it coming.
Matthew left a note that stated he had no friends and that he could no longer handle school. Wanting answers, his family started asking questions – starting with school officials at University City High School.
They say school officials wouldn’t tell them anything about what may have happened at the school to have caused Matthew to suddenly hate school so bad that it would be part of his reasoning for ending his own life.
However, other students didn’t have such issues. They told Matthew’s family that their son was being relentlessly bullied over a video that was posted online that went viral.…Continue Reading
SAN DIEGO, CA – Mason Zisette, a 16-year-old high school junior, died after he struck a freeway bridge while standing on the top section of a double-decker tour bus.
The bus had been chartered for another teen’s private birthday party on Thursday and was traveling about 45 mph on the San Diego Freeway when the incident occurred.
The bus had 45 passengers, most under 18 years old, along with some adult chaperons who were in the lower section of the open-roof bus.
Witnesses say about two dozen teens were dancing on the top level of the bus at around 8 pm as they passed under the Vitae Street overpass. Zisette may have been dancing on a seat cushion with his back to the freeway signs when his head and hands slammed into the sign.
Zisette collapsed to the floor and was carried to the lower section until help arrived. He was taken to UCLA Harbor General Hospital where he would die on Saturday.
In 2012 we reported on Daniel Fernandez, another 16-year-old boy who died on a party bus after hitting his head.…Continue Reading
MILTON, WI – Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle rollover accident caused by an 11-year-old boy pointing an Airsoft gun out the rear window of a car.
The accident happened last week on Highway 59 in Milton, near Highway N. A female driver told investigators a boy leaned out the back window of the car in front of her pointing a gun.
She immediately slammed on her brakes, causing the car following behind her to ram into the back of her vehicle before swerving into the opposite lane of traffic, hitting an SUV head-on and causing it to rollover.
Surprisingly, no one was seriously injured. The driver of the SUV that rolled and the woman who initially slammed on her brakes were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries but released a short time later.
Authorities eventually identified the 11-year-old boy and his family, who were staying at a campground just down the road from where the accident happened. The boy’s grandmother had been driving and said she didn’t even know there had been an accident or that her grandson had been pointing the toy gun out the window.…Continue Reading
OCALA, FL – Earlier this year I reported on Joy McCall, the 35-year-old woman charged with having sex with the 12-year-old son of a family friend. Last week, a judge sentenced her to 10 years in prison.
Back in February, the victim’s mother called police to report she believed her son was in a sexual relationship with one of her adult friends. Her son had suffered major cock-blockage after telling a friend about his sexual relationship with McCall, and that friend told his mother, who then told the victim’s mother.
The boy’s mother investigated the claims and found some disturbing text messages between McCall and her son that seemed to confirm the two had sex on multiple occasions. “She was able to see through the different text messaging that had occurred between McCall and the juvenile. And determine the dates that the incidents had occurred,’ said Sergeant Angy Scroble.
When police interviewed the boy, he confirmed he’d had sex with “Ms. Joy” on three occasions. The first was in January after he began receiving Facebook messages from McCall that “continued getting more heated.” After sending him pictures of herself in her underwear, she texted him to meet her at the Paddock Mall.…Continue Reading
Mallory Loyola First Woman Charged Under New Tennessee Law That Criminalizes Drug Use During PregnancyJuly 14, 2014 at 10:43 am by Morbid
KNOXVILLE, TN – Mallory Loyola has made her family proud by becoming the first woman to be charged under a controversial Tennessee law that makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant.
The 26-year-old was arrested and charged with assault after both she and her newborn infant tested positive for meth. The law allows a woman to be charged with assault if it’s found she illegally used a narcotic drug while pregnant and her infant ends up harmed or addicted to the drug.
Unfortunately for Loyola, this new law just went into effect this month, and she admitted to police that her infant tested positive for meth because she smoked meth just days before giving birth. The charge is a misdemeanor, and Loyola has been released on $2,000 bail.
Lawmakers hope this new law will help deter other women from using drugs while pregnant. “Hopefully it will send a signal to other women who are pregnant and have a drug problem to seek help. That’s what we want them to do,” said Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens.…Continue Reading
We first reported on the disappearance of Gabriel Johnson back in 2010 after Johnson fled to Texas with him on the eve of a custodial hearing. Since she was a no-show, Johnson lost custodial rights to Gabriel.
She would tell Gabriel’s father that she’d killed Gabriel, and blamed him for her actions. Authorities would eventually apprehend Johnson in Miami Beach, Florida but Gabriel was not with her. While in custody, Johnson would recant her murder confession and claim to have given Gabriel to a couple at a Texas park.
However, during an unauthorized, three hour meeting between Johnson and Detective John Salame, Johnson would again confess to killing her son. The detective says he was close to getting the location of the boy’s body when Johnson’s lawyer, who was unaware the jailhouse interview was taking place, walked in and pulled the plug.…Continue Reading
Good Samaritans in a Home Depot parking lot said they heard a child crying for help inside a pickup truck parked in 90-degree heat. The truck was off, had its windows rolled up and its doors locked. The girl had been in the truck for over an hour and managed to crawl out of the rear sliding window.
Sheena Mayorga and her fiancé Hector Ramirez, along with their friend John Bodenheimer, went to the girl’s aid and tried calming her down. Mayorga said the girl was sweating from head to toe and was “screaming, sweating, unsure, and very scared.”
Police were called while another customer and some Home Depot employees took the girl inside the air-conditioned store and gave her water. The girl told police that her parents, Angelica Lerma-Montoya and Dulces Monge-Perez, ordered her to stay in the truck as punishment for eating earlier in the day.…Continue Reading
Police say that on Tuesday night, 55-year-old Henrietta Dickson either fell asleep or passed out in a designated parking space between two carport support pillars. When 55-year-old Fathima Masud returned home and pulled into the space, she did not see Dickson and accidentally parked on top of her.
Masud stated that she did notice a slight bump when she pulled in, but when she got out of her car to check, she found a tote bag full of clothing just behind her front left tire. Assuming that’s what she ran over and not seeing Dickson, who police say could only be seen from the front of the car, Masud went inside her home.
It wasn’t until the next morning that a passerby called police to report someone was sleeping underneath a car after they noticed Dickson’s hand sticking out from beneath the front of Masud’s car.…Continue Reading
MURFREESBORO, TN – Anthony Lane has been charged with first degree murder after his daughter died at the age of 22 from injuries she received from a beating when she was only five weeks old.
Lane was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1992 after he “violently beat” his daughter Amanda. The girl’s mother, Stephanie Pinson, would be sentenced to two years in jail after being convicted for accessory after the fact of child abuse.
While Amanda survived the beating, she was left critically injured. Authorities said she required four injections daily for a diabetic condition, suffered from seizures, and had cerebral palsy.
Despite this, Amanda would live for 22 years until finally dying last year. An autopsy would reveal her death was caused by complications to the blunt force trauma she suffered as an infant.
Nancy Woodall-Holmes, who adopted Amanda when she was three months old, described Amanda as “pure joy” and woke up and went to sleep with a smile each day.
“She could only do less than a newborn baby,” said Woodall-Holmes.…Continue Reading
ARLINGTON, TX – Alexis Botello, 17, and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Joshua Beard, are behind bars after Beard beat the toddler to death and the couple hid the toddler’s body.
Police responded to a hotel where the couple were staying after Beard’s aunt called to report the child, Tylea Moore, was missing. When police interviewed Botello, she initially stated she hadn’t seen her child in two days.
Police weren’t buying it and after further questioning, Botello admitted Tylea was dead. She said that Beard, her boyfriend of a few months, had beat the little girl to death but “didn’t mean to do it.”
Here’s what she says happened, you be the judge:
Botello said she and Beard were fighting over Beard pushing and yelling at Tylea. Beard allegedly hit the girl repeatedly and threw Tylea on the bed so hard that she bounced off and landed on the floor. That’s when Botello said he stomped on her stomach until she puked up green stuff.
When Botello checked on her daughter in the morning, she said Tylea “looked awful” and had bruises on her ribs, chest, arms, legs and tops of her feet.…Continue Reading
CUSTER, SD – Fourth of July celebrations got off to a bad start when a South Dakota man choked to death while participating in a hot dog eating contest.
Walter Eagle Tail, 47, was competing with five others at an even organized by the Custer Chamber of Commerce at a local city park. The speed-eating contest was the start of Fourth of July weekend festivities, and one they’ve held for the last several years.
Witnesses say that once people realized Eagle Tail was choking on a hot dog, paramedics were called to the scene. “There was someone doing CPR when we arrived,” said Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler. “He probably just suffocated. It got lodged in his throat and they couldn’t get it out. It all happened within minutes.”
Eagle Tail was rushed to Custer Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Organizers decided to call off a pie-eating contest scheduled for the next day.
This may be the second story we’ve featured in 10 years that involved someone dying during an eating contest.…Continue Reading
WALKER, LA — Billy and Lana Henry are looking at child cruelty charges after they forgot they’d brought their infant to Walmart and left the baby in the backseat of their car.
Officers responded to the Walmart parking lot after someone called to report seeing an infant locked in the backseat of a car. Police decided to force their way into the car due to the high temperatures.
Police checked the child for injuries and called the Office of Child Services. As all this was going on, the child’s parents – Billy Henry Jr., 35, and Lana Henry, 32 – had exited the Walmart and were walking toward the car.
When questioned, neither of the dumb fucks remembered they’d even brought their kid, and that the baby must have been locked in the car for about an hour. One officer reported that while questioning the couple, they “were unsteady on their feet and had slurred speech.”
Police would learn from the couple that their condition was the result of them taking Oxycodone.…Continue Reading
Franklin Township, PA – Police have charged 22-year-old Samantha Unger after they say she admitted to poisoning her 3-year old son with Visine eye drops.
The boy had been admitted to the hospital several times suffering from a mysterious illness with life-threatening symptoms.
In March, the boy was flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center when it looked as if the symptoms were the result of being poisoned.
Tests were performed and doctors confirmed their suspicions when poisonous amounts of Tetrahydrozoline – the chemical commonly found in eye drops – were found in the boy’s urine.
State Police Investigators interviewed Unger, who confessed to putting Visine in her son’s water and juice bottles. She wasn’t sure exactly how much Visine she’d given her son, but said she’d used more than one bottle.
Small doses of Visine can cause you some issues, larger doses can cause rapid heart rate, convulsions, and even put you into a coma.
Unger also admitted that her 1-year-old got sick from the Visine after he drank from one of the tainted bottles she’d prepared for his older brother.…Continue Reading