Russellville, AR – Police responding to a call of a possible shooting in a Wal-Mart parking lot found a man who’d been shot in the back with a shotgun. The suspect? The man’s toddler.
It’s being reported that the child was climbing into his father’s truck with the help of an older child, and grabbed on to an unsecured, loaded shotgun in the process. The toddler accidentally pulled the shotgun’s trigger, shooting his father, identified as Monty Wheeler, in the back. Wheeler was taken to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center by EMS and has since been released in stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, but I hope to at least see a charge of child endangerment. Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons said they will decide what charges, if any, will be filed once they have all the facts.
Wheeler lists his employer as the Dardanelle Police Department, so you’d expect he’d know how to better store and protect his weapons around children. On Oct. 31st, Wheeler shared a photo on Facebook that shows a child saying “Thank you daddy for Loving me enough to carry a gun.”
I am by no means against ownership of guns for protection or concealed carry, but if you are going to carry or even own a weapon of any kind, please learn and practice safe storage.…
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS – A Mississippi woman was arrested after she allegedly tried selling her 4-month-old baby boy to a woman in Louisiana she met over Craigslist.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department say they were contacted after 23-year-old Bobbie Stojic posted an ‘In Search of’ on Craigslist for baby clothes. A woman in Louisiana contacted her and the two women formed a relationship and began texting each other.
The woman in Louisiana said that after Stojic gave her a sob story about financial difficulties and possibly being evicted from her home, she offered to help care for Stojic’s 4-month-old. Stojic had a better idea, and texted the woman: “Well, for $5,000 you can have the child. Come and get him.”
The woman was interested, but replied that if Stojic wanted to relinquish her parental rights, they would need to go through the legal adoption process. Again, Stojic had a better idea and replied that there was no need for all that red tape, and that the woman could put the baby on layaway – $600 now, and then work out the remaining balance later.…
ORANGE CITY, IA – A daycare worker has been accused of killing a 3-year-old girl because the toddler would not remove her coat.
Autumn Elgersma died on Halloween, two days after being admitted to the hospital suffering from a head injury she received at her daycare. According to 33-year-old Rochelle Sapp, the owner and operator of the in-home daycare, Autumn had fallen down some stairs shortly after being dropped off Tuesday morning.
After receiving a call from Sapp about her daughter’s accident, Jennifer Elgersma took Autumn from Sapp’s home and rushed her to the hospital where doctors discovered the little girl had a fractured skull and brain trauma. When Sapp was presented with evidence that Autumn’s injuries were not consistent with a fall down down some stairs, Sapp admitted she’d thrown the girl to the floor after she refused to take off her coat.
Sapp was arrested and initially charged with willful injury and child endangerment resulting in serious bodily injury. Since Autumn died from the injuries inflicted on her by Sapp, those charges will be upgraded as soon as the girl’s autopsy is completed, according to Orange City Police Chief Jim Pottebaum.…
DANBURY, CT – A couple in Connecticut are in jail after investigators said they forced a 9-year-old girl to bark while wearing an electric dog collar as punishment for a bad progress report from school.
Eduardo and Paula Montanez were arrested after the girl told her teacher she was having problems at home, then described the electric dog collar incident. She said her stepfather and mother were upset about her progress report, so Eduardo put a PetSafe barking collar around her neck and made her bark so she would get shocked. Her mother was there when this happened, she said, but did nothing to stop it.
The girl said it only happened once, but marks on the girl’s neck lead investigators to believe that the shock treatment was a common method of punishment used in the home. The girl also told police that she’d been beaten by her parents several times. After a joint investigation between Department of Children and Families and Danbury police, the couple were arrested five days later.…
KENOSHA, WI – A drunk man dressed as a clown has been accused of dangling a boy over a railroad overpass early Sunday morning.
According to police, 33-year-old Antonio Brown came home drunk after attending a Halloween party Saturday night. Still dressed as a clown, he told his girlfriend’s two kids that he wanted to go walk the train tracks, something they had all done before.
As he and the two boys – ages 13 and 8 – walked along the tracks, Brown continued drinking alcohol. The boys said Brown was “acting strange” and ended up making them drink the alcohol to the point that one of the boys threw up.
When the younger of the two boys got scared and wanted to go home, Brown got angry. The two boys took off running with Brown in hot pursuit. Brown caught up to the older boy, grabbed him, picked him up and hung him upside down from an overpass. “If you try that again, I’m going to drop you,” he allegedly informed the boy.…
HOUSTON, TX – Police have accused a woman of instructing her 5-year-old nephew to bite his 7-year-old sister and cut her with a knife.
Irene Gonzales, 37, has been charged with injury to a child after teachers at her niece’s school noticed the girl was sporting bruised bite marks and cuts on her back. When asked how she received her injuries, she told them her little brother did it. When asked why he would do that, she told them it was because her aunt told him to.
When police questioned the boy, he confirmed his sister’s story and said that he’d bit his sister after being told to do so by Gonzales. When Gonzales was questioned, she actually admitted she’d told the boy to bite his sister as a form of discipline, and to cut her back with a knife as a form of punishment.
Gonzales, who has custody the two children, is being held on $5,000 bond. Child Protective Services says it’s investigating and the children have been placed with another family member.…
LIBERTY COUNTY, TX – A mother and her sister have been arrested after police found twin two-year-old girls nude in a locked bedroom inside a filthy trailer.
According to police, they were at the trailer to check on the twins’ mother, 20-year-old Brandy Dominguez, who is on pre-trial release for a human trafficking charge. She wasn’t home, but her sister, 27-year-old Amy Castillo, was there and let the officers inside the trailer.
Once inside the trailer that the officers would describe as deplorable, they heard scratching noises coming from inside a locked bedroom. Castillo allowed the officers to enter the room, and that’s when they found the two girls. The room reportedly smelled of human waste and aside from the two nude girls, contained nothing but a blanket on the floor.
Castillo was arrested and is facing charges of child abandonment and child endangerment. Dominguez arrived at the scene while police were still there and told them she’d only been gone for a short amount of time. Charges against her are still pending.…
BARTLESVILLE, OK – A mother has been arrested after allowing her 10-year-old daughter to get a tattoo with ink that contained human ashes.
Jennifer Wilson, 31, is facing child neglect charges after a school counselor at Jane Phillips Elementary School contacted Washington County Child Welfare about a tattoo they noticed on the left side of the girl’s body. Wilson was arrested with her husband, 33-year-old Amos Wilson, during a drug raid Thursday morning. Amos was allegedly breaking bad and making meth inside the home.
After the couple were questioned by police, they learned that the person responsible for giving the young girl the tattoo was an unlicensed tattoo artist, 31-year-old Brandon Brown. He was charged with unlawful tattooing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He told investigators that despite not having a license to practice, he was a very clean tattoo artist and didn’t expose his clients to any health risks.
I know that the words “clean” and “health risks” can evoke various different definitions depending on the person you ask, but Sgt Elizabeth Mitchell said they checked out Brown’s workspace and found that “there were live and dead baby roaches present, along with roach feces on the open box of disposable gloves.” They also found the ink that was used on the girl had been mixed with human ashes.…
MESA, AZ – A 16-year-old has been arrested after police say she gave birth in her family’s home, then promptly chucked the newborn out a window.
Police arrived at the teen’s home on Sunday on a report of an injured person. The injured person turned out to be the teen, who was bleeding extensively after giving birth. The family told police they had found the placenta, but could not locate the baby.
After 30 minutes of searching, police finally found the newborn outside the home, alive and pissed off, possibly suffering from a fractured skull. Turns out, in a ridiculous attempt to hide her pregnancy, the teen threw the baby out of the bathroom window after she gave birth to it.
The baby fell about five feet and hit a brick inside a shed attached to the bathroom. The baby has been placed in custody of Child Protective Services and is expected to survive. So,instead of getting into possible trouble with her parents for getting pregnant, the teen will still get into possible trouble for being pregnant while also facing charges of attempted murder and child abuse.…
DENVER, CO – A couple have been charged with felony child abuse after police found four malnourished boys living in a home full of piss, shit and flies, and only communicated with each other using grunts.
The boys were found after 35-year-old Lorinda Bailey took her 2-year-old son to the hospital to treat a cut on his forehead. She told the emergency room doctor that the injury resulted from a fall, but the doctor called police after noting the boy had suspicious bruising, smelled like an ashtray, was unwashed, and would not talk.
Denver Police Officer N. Rocco-McKeel and Denver Human Services case worker Jill Perry decided to go to Bailey’s home to check on her three other boys, aged 4, 5 and 6. The family was known to DHS, as Bailey and her wizard, 66-year-old Wayne Sperling, had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child abuse back in 2009.
When they got to the couple’s apartment, Rocco-McKeel immediately detected the smell of decomposition from outside, a smell that became “unbearable” once they got inside the apartment.…
Redmond, WA – The ex-wife of Eric Lehtinen arrived at his home Tuesday to pick up their 4-year-old son and found that Lehtinen had attempted to kill the boy by injecting him with heroin.
When the unidentified woman got inside the locked home after a job interview, she found Lehtinen unconscious, as was their son who also had a syringe sticking out of his chest. Both were rushed to the hospital where staff found indications of needle marks on the boy’s neck and buttocks.
Tests would reveal he’d been injected with a drug cocktail of heroin, ketamine, morphine, codeine, and other drugs. The latest reports have him listed in stable condition, but doctors are unsure of what long-term damage the drugs may have caused.
Lehtinen was released from the hospital and sent straight to jail. He did not collect $200. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. He’s being held on $3 million bail after prosecutors described him as a “man who is willing to inject his 4-year-old son with heroin in an attempt to kill the boy” and a “dangerous man willing to do anything.” If convicted, Lehtinen will be looking at a minimum of 15 years behind bars.…
Shelby Township, MI – On the same day an Arizona father was charged with murder for intentionally leaving his 1-year-old in a hot car, a mother in Michigan was also charged with murder after she left her two-year-old son in a minivan.
Audrionna Rhoads, 21, has been charged with second degree murder and child negligent abuse after her son, James Nelson, was found dead in his car seat earlier this month.
“We believe the evidence demonstrates that the actions of the defendant showed a reckless disregard of the life of her child,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith in reference to charges against Rhoades.
Rhoades told her family that when she left for work that morning, her son was sleeping on a futon in the mobile home she shared with a roommate. But investigators believe she put her son in the minivan that morning before driving another vehicle to work.
About 10 hours later, a neighbor noticed the boy’s foot through the minivan’s window and alerted the boy’s grandfather.…
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Police are charging a man with second-degree murder after he intentionally left his 1-year-old son in a hot car while he went to work.
Brokale Marques, 28, was initially charged with child abuse and child endangerment after being accused of leaving his son in a hot car for hours on Saturday so that he could go to work. The boy was rushed to the hospital when he was found lethargic later in the day. When he was taken off life support on Monday, Marques was also charged with murder.
According to the police report, Marques woke up late for his job at International Cruise and Excursions and didn’t have time to get his son to the babysitter. So he took the boy with him and parked the car near his work, leaving the infant in the car seat with the car running.
Marques took a lunch break at around 11 a.m., and his son seemed fine. So he drove to a nearby Burger King for lunch and returned 30 to 45 minutes later.…
Colton, CA – A 2-year-old boy had his face eaten off by his grandmother’s pit bulls and now she and the boy’s uncle have been charged with his death.
After police received a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. that someone had been killed by a dog, they arrived at a home on the 700 block of West Citrus Street to find 2-year-old Samuel Zamudio suffering from extensive bite wounds to his head and neck. He was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
“It was ugly. His face was all eaten up. He was eaten from the face. He had no clothes,” said a woman who rents a room inside the home.
The woman said she and the Zamudio’s uncle, 23-year-old Marco Zamudio, were watching the boy, his older brother and her two children when he suddenly <air quotes>disappeared</air quotes>. She said they looked for him for about 20 minutes before looking in the backyard and finding his grandmother’s dogs had used him as a chew toy.
“He jumped out of the window, I’m guessing to play with the dogs, and the dogs grabbed him,” said a neighbor. …
Granite City, IL – Police are still looking for the woman accused of using her two young children to steal $100,000 worth of jewelry from a Granite Falls jewelry store.
According to police, 23-year-old Geneshia Grey walked into the Hurley and Co. Jewelry Store last month with her two young children, ages believed to be around 6 and 8. A store surveillance camera captured Grey going up to the counter to ask the store’s owner questions while her two children were busy going behind counters, sticking their little hands in the jewelry cases, and stuffing expensive adornments in small bag.
After about 20 minutes, Grey left the store with her two children and an estimated $100,000 worth of jewelry. Grey might have gotten away with it had police not been called to a home where Grey and a family member were arguing. When police arrived at the home, Grey’s relative handed them 69 empty jewelry boxes and told them Grey was involved in some kind of criminal activity.
A week later, after identifying where the stolen jewelry boxes came from, police spoke with the Hurleys, who were in the process of figuring out when they had been robbed.…
Cleveland, OH – A mother is facing child neglect charges after her 16-month-old child was found alone in an apartment with maggots crawling on her.
The child’s grandmother found her alone inside a disgusting apartment where police believe she had been left for 2-3 days with no food. The grandmother said the maggots had apparently hatched from the girl’s dirty diaper. The child was taken to the hospital to be fed, cleaned up and checked out. She is reportedly doing fine and in the care of relatives.
The child’s mother, Nikia Banks, claims that she was only gone from the apartment for about seven minutes, but investigators say it can take up to three days for maggots to form. Not sure if that means she left her child alone for that amount of time, or left a maggot-filled diaper on her child for that long. Either way, Banks was arrested and charged with felony child endangerment.
This latest charge is in addition to a neglect charge for Banks that was opened just last month leading to a social workers seeing the child, and meeting with Banks.…
On August 27th, 22- year-old Anthony Ruff asked his 8-year-old stepson to take the dog out to use the bathroom in the apartment’s common area without a leash. After the dog did its business, it decided to partake in a pit bull’s favorite snack – a small child.
The dog didn’t have to look far as there were children out playing and it wasn’t long before it was enjoying a 2-year-old boy’s face. Ruff’s stepson was unable to do anything but watch as the dog laughed maniacally and took another bite from the tasty morsel.
The victim’s mother was alerted by her 4-year-old son who’d ran inside screaming that his little brother was dead. Mom immediately ran outside to find that wasn’t entirely true, but the boy was bleeding motionless on the ground with the dog standing nearby with blood on its mouth.…
Slaughter, LA — Police say that an 8-year-old boy blew his grandmother’s brains out moments after playing the video game, Grand Theft Auto IV.
On Thursday afternoon, at the Country Breeze mobile home park, 90-year-old Marie Smothers was watching television when her 8-year-old grandson shot her in the head with a Colt .38-caliber Detective Special revolver.
The Sheriff’s Office release says the boy initially told investigators that he accidentally shot Smothers while playing with the revolver, but the investigation led them to believe the child shot her on purpose. The motive? The boy was reportedly playing Grand Theft Auto IV in the moments before the shooting.
The boy has since been released to his parents and will not face charges because, according to Louisiana state laws, any child under the age of 10 cannot be held responsible for any criminal act they may commit.
Of course the media will be all over this story, ignoring the real issues while featuring “experts” who will push long turds out of their mouth-holes while claiming violent media is turning our children into psychopathic automatons.…