ELMO, MO – An infant has died after his 5-year-old brother got his hands on a loaded gun and shot him in the head.
According to the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office, the mother of the two children called 911 to report her five-year-old son shot her infant in the head with a paintball gun.
But after law enforcement arrived at the location, they discovered that the infant had been shot in the head with a .22 caliber magnum revolver. The baby boy was flown to a Kansas City hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White said the infant was inside a playpen in a bedroom where the loaded gun was located on a shelf built into the headboard of a bed.
“At this point foul play is not suspected, and it appears at this time that the shooting was accidental,” said White.
Neighbor and family friend, Kathy Armentrout, said the mother was home alone with her five young sons at the time of the shooting. White said the gun belonged to a relative and that guns are common place in the area.…
NEW MILFORD, NJ – A 7-year-old boy was killed inside Berkley Street Elementary School when a folding table attached to a wall fell on his head during a recreational soccer practice.
The accident happened on Wednesday evening inside the school’s gym, which also acts as the school’s cafeteria. When not being used as a cafeteria, fold-down lunch tables and benches, constructed of wood and steel and weighing 100 pounds, are folded into the wall and anchored.
Brendan Jordan was playing with a soccer ball with six of his teammates when he approached one of these recessed benches. For reasons currently unknown, the bench fell out of the wall and struck Jordan in the side of his head. He immediately collapsed and a soccer coach, New Milford police officer Bryan Mone, began administrating CPR.
Despite his attempts, and the attempts of responding emergency services personnel, Jordan would be pronounced dead a short time later after being transported to Hackensack Medical Center.
It is not known if Jordan was messing with the bench before it fell, and School Superintendent Michael Polizzi admitted he didn’t know if the table had been locked properly.…
BRADENTON, FL – Police say 12-year-old Maxwell Grablin was crushed to death inside a home elevator shaft while looking for a pet hamster.
The incident happened on Saturday as Grablin, the son of Dr. Patrick Grablin, was looking for his pet hamster and went inside the elevator shaft.
Grablin was crushed to death when the elevator lowered from above, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said. When paramedics and fire rescue personnel arrived at the scene, Gablin was pronounced dead.
Authorities say the boy’s father was at home at the time and are describing the child’s death as “a tragic accident.”
The last story we featured on DD that involved a home elevator was back in 2010, and it was just as horrific as this one.
Sherwood Wadsworth, 90, and his 89-year-old wife, Caroline, got stuck between the second and third floor of their home while inside their home elevator.
They had no way to call for help and could only hope someone would find them.
Someone did, but the couple had already been dead for a few days.…
HAYDEN, ID – Veronica Rutledge was inside a Walmart when she was accidentally shot and killed by her 2-year-old boy after he reached into her purse and her concealed gun fired.
The shooting occurred on Tuesday at around 10:20 a.m. as Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, said Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller.
The boy was in a shopping cart when he reached into his mother’s purse and pulled out a small-caliber handgun. The gun fired once and Rutledge, who had a concealed weapons permit, was fatally struck.
“It appears to be a pretty tragic accident,” Miller said.
Rutledge’s husband showed up to the store shortly after the shooting. All of the children were taken to a relative’s house.
Rutledge’s father-in-law, Terry Rutledge, told The Associated Press that Rutledge “was a beautiful, young, loving mother” and was “not the least bit irresponsible.” I beg to differ.
Look, I’m all for people being able to carry a concealed firearm. Hell, I’m a concealed weapons permit holder myself.…
Belvoir was at the attraction with his 25-year-old daughter celebrating Christmas one day early because his daughter wanted to spend Christmas day with her boyfriend.
His daughter had already completed the rope course and watched as her father fell from the highest point of the course and landed on the cement floor 30-feet below.
Emergency responders administered CPR on Belvoir and rushed him to Dr. Phillips Hospital, but he would later die from his injuries.
No official word on what the major malfunction was, but reports say Belvoir was still in his harness when he landed and that the disconnect was from where the harness attached to the ride.
“He was still hooked on his harness, but the little thing that it goes into is what came out of. The actual ride piece itself. There’s little sliders,” said Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry of the Orlando Police Department.…
Bartow, Fl – April Rollison, 31, died one week after she was taken to the hospital to have a glass crack pipe removed from her vagina.
Rollison was arrested last week on drug charges and was taken to the Polk County Jail. While being booked, a body scan revealed two unidentified objects were stashed inside her vagina. She was then transported to Bartow Regional Medical Center to have the objects removed.
Before she was examined, Rollison told the nurse she had to use the bathroom. While the nurse went to retrieve a bedpan, the deputy that escorted her to the hospital stepped behind a curtain to give her some privacy.
That’s when police believe Rollison removed a prescription pill container containing two grams of crack from her ham wallet and ingested the drugs. Police do not know if Rollison ingested the cocaine orally, or if it was absorbed inside her vagina.
When the nurse and deputy returned, they would find the empty pill bottle on the floor, along with a white substance later identified as cocaine.…
TWIN FALLS, ID – Neighbors say that while her two sons died inside a burning trailer, Heather Green tried comforting them from outside.
On Monday night, Heather Green stepped outside of the trailer she lived in with her three young children at the High Desert RV Park. While outside of the trailer having a smoke, she played a game with one of her sons.
He would push the trailer door toward her from inside the trailer, and she would push it back. On one of these push backs, the trailer door shut and was locked from the inside. Not long after, Green saw that the trailer was on fire.
Green tried to get her 4-year-old daughter to unlock the door, but she was unable to do so. Green started screaming for help and neighbors rushed over in an attempt to break into the trailer.
Unable to get in through the door, Gary Zimmers broke a window and started feeling around inside and was able to grab Green’s daughter and pull her out.…
The Wisconsin college gymnast was found dead inside a dumbwaiter at the at the WingDam Saloon and Grill where she worked as a waitress.
A co-worker on the first floor opened the dumbwaiter expecting to find dirty dishes from a second floor banquet, but found Baures’ dead body instead.
Now that the autopsy report has been released we know that a crime was not committed, which is a good thing, but I still have no idea how she managed to get herself killed.
You can read the full report here, but here’s the part regarding how she died:
“Based on the autopsy results, FCPD believes that Brooke’s head was located almost entirely inside the cab of the elevator canted slightly to her right as the cab descended. When the roof of the cab passed the sill of the second floor access, Brooke sustained fatal crushing injuries to her brainstem and cerebellum.…
PINELLAS PARK, FL — A moron accidentally killed himself after threatening to shoot the family dog and then somehow managed to shoot himself in the face.
According to Pinellas Park police, 57-year-old Dennis Emery became angry with his wife when he could not locate his lighter. During this argument Emery picked up a revolver, pointed it at the family dog and threatened to shoot it.
I’ll let Pinellas Park Police Spokesman Sgt. Adam Geissenberger explain what happened next.
“At some point, Emery started to release the hammer back to a safe position. He pointed the gun at his face while he was lowering the hammer and the firearm discharged, striking him in the face,” said Geissenberger.
Officers arrived at the scene after a 17-year-old inside the home called 911. Police said they got conflicting reports of whether Emery shot himself on purpose or not, but at this point the death is being ruled accidental and no charges are expected to be filed.
On purpose or not, this guy was an ongoing train wreck.…
TULSA, OK — Tulsa police say 26-year-old Christa Engles died after she was accidentally shot in the head by her 3-year-old son.
Engles was home Monday afternoon with her one-year-old and three-year-old children. According to Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker, Engles was changing the baby’s diaper when her toddler somehow gained access to a loaded, semi-automatic handgun and fired the fatal shot.
According to a neighbor, the children’s grandmother came in to the room and found Engles wounded and the two children covered in her blood. Engles was rushed to the hospital but would die from her injuries.
The boy reportedly repeated “Mommy shot” over and over again as he was taken away from the home to be interviewed by child specialists. The boy would admit to them that he’d found the gun under the couch before firing the fatal shot.
Police confirmed that they found several guns inside the home. Engles’ husband is a truck driver who was on the road at the time of the shooting.
“I lost my Wife to an accident yesterday,” he posted on Facebook.…
It happened on Friday night as Campbell was riding in a car driven by her 33-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend would later tell police that they’d recently bought the gun in case shit went down over the grand jury’s decision on the shooting of Michael Brown.
He said that as he was driving, Campbell pulled out the gun and started waving it around in a joking manner, stating they were ready for Ferguson. The boyfriend said that as he ducked to get out of the way of the gun, he accidentally rear-ended another car.
The resulting collision caused Campbell to discharge the gun and shoot herself in the head, according to the boyfriend. Campbell was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police are still investigating the incident as they want to make sure that the boyfriend is telling the truth and that Campbell actually did nominate herself for a Darwin Award.…
CHINA – Two-year-old Wei “Keke” Tsao was killed and had his head partially eaten by the family pig after he crawled into the animal’s pen while his parents were not looking.
According to reports, Keke had been playing outside in the garden but crawled into a pig pen after his parents stepped inside there home for a moment. The pen housed a sow who deemed Keke a threat to her piglets when he got too close.
Keke’s father said they were only inside for a couple of minutes when they heard Keke’s screams. They ran outside to find the boy in the pen with the pig “gnawing on Keke’s head.”
Neighbors rushed to the scene after hearing the boy’s screams, but after wrestling the pig to the ground it was apparent there was nothing that could be done for Keke as a portion of his head had been eaten.
The pig was ultimately beat to death and tied to a tree before having it’s stomach split open. A lot of commenters seem to stop at this point so they can post that the pig should not have been killed because it was just protecting its young. …
MESA, AZ – Brett Benavides, 42, has been charged after a hammer flew from his hand while vandalizing his girlfriends car, and fatally struck a man in the forehead.
Court documents say Benavides was losing his shit in an apartment complex parking lot, using a hammer to smash in the windshield of his girlfriend’s car.
At some point during Benavides’ dumbassery, he lost his grip on the hammer and it went flying through the air, hitting Steven Melcher in the forehead as he stood on his porch just feet away.
Melcher was taken to the hospital for his head injury, but developed a brain bleed and fell into a coma. He was taken off life support two days later.
“It just really hurts, I feel empty,” said Melcher’s wife of 25 years. “All I know is I want justice,” she said.
Dunno if she will get it, but police have arrested Benavides and have charged him with manslaughter.
One of the reasons why I posted this article, aside from the ridiculous way Mr.…
MIDDLETOWN, OH – Authorities say 16-year-old Christian Faith Benge had a pre-existing health condition when she collapsed and died partway through a haunted house attraction.
Benge only had one lung after being born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a birth defect that prevents the lungs from developing normally.
Despite her condition and operating on one lung, she and around 100 friends and family decided to visit the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park.
The popular Halloween attraction has four haunted houses and one haunted trail with “live spooks, lunatics and chainsaw-wielding madmen.”
Benge had made it halfway through the attraction when she suddenly collapsed. Her mother immediately performed CPR but the teen would be pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.
Medical officials say part of the girl’s heart was enlarged four times its normal size. “They said she was like a time bomb,” her grandmother said.
“I trust God. He has the ultimate plan,” said Benge’s mother. “She’s better off than we are … because of her faith in Christ I know she’s home.”
This family puts a lot of faith in God, believing he’s the reason why their daughter survived a birth defect with a 40-62% mortality rate, but I don’t think I would’ve pushed my luck by taking her to a place where people try to scare the shit out of you.…
Zhang was at the zoo with his grandfather when he climbed over a safety rail and reached inside a bear’s cage to try and give it food. The bear ended up grabbing the boy’s right arm, instead.
As Chien screamed, people tried beating the bear of the boy for 10 minutes until the bear finally ripped off Chien’s arm. It would take zoo official another 20 minutes to retrieve the arm from inside the bear’s cage.
Pictures of the poor kid are now online, showing him standing alone, in shock, with a bone protruding from his shoulder where is arm used to be. He was taken to the hospital but doctors were unable to save the arm.
I think parents in China are required by law to throw one-armed children in the trash, so Chien’s parents are understandably upset and are blaming the zoo.…
HAUSER, ID – Jeremy McSpadden was an 18-year-old zombie actor at an Idaho corn maze who was killed Saturday night after being ran over by the Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus.
McSpadden was working at the Incredible Corn Maze where people can pay $15 to ride a modified school bus equipped with mounted paintball guns to shoot at attacking zombies.
Multiple witnesses state that as McSpadden emerged from his hiding spot and ran toward the bus, he stumbled and fell directly in front of the rear tires of the bus.
Although the bus was moving so slow that a speed didn’t register on the speedometer, the teen was unable to get out of the way and was crushed to death. Because of the bumpy terrain, most people didn’t even realize anything had happened.
It wasn’t until after the bus had traveled away, and the zombie actors were resetting for the next bus to pass by, that anyone realized McSpadden had been run over. Emergency services were called, but there really wasn’t anything they could do for the kid.…
ONEONTA, AL – A 10-year-old Boy Scout accidentally hanged himself with the rope he was using to earn a merit badge for knot tying.
A.J. Underwood was found by his mother hanging from the practice rope in his bedroom Friday night. She got him down and carried him outside screaming for help.
A neighbor performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but A.J. would be pronounced dead at St. Vincent’s Blount hospital a short time later. Investigators believe the boy’s death was a freak accident.
“We had been learning how to tie rope, tie knots in ropes in Boy Scouts,” said A.J.’s aunt, Dana Wiesman. “He came into the house and had unpacked his Boy Scout bag, and he went in his room and was apparently playing with the rope and slipped and got caught in it.”
A.J. was a student at Oneonta Elementary School and leaves behind three sisters and his mother. Wiseman said the family isn’t doing well, but that the outpouring of community support is helping them get through it minute by minute.…
FULTON COUNTY, GA – Janna Thompson has been indicted on second-degree murder and child cruelty charges after a 3-year-old boy in her daycare accidentally hanged himself while playing on a slide.
On July 9, Thomas Stephens was being watched at Janna’s Daycare, a daycare Thompson ran out of her home. According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Thompson took Stephens and two other toddlers outside to play, leaving two infants and another toddler inside her home.
At some point Janna went back inside to discipline another child.
“While the children were playing, one toddler began misbehaving,” court documents stated. “The Provider took this child inside leaving three children unsupervised on the playground. While inside, the Provider used the restroom, received a phone call and made a phone call.”
After an “undetermined amount of time,” Thompson went back outside and found Stephens laying flat on a slide with a piece of twine wrapped around his neck. The boy wasn’t breathing, so Thompson called 911 and attempted CPR. Unfortunately, Stephens would die in his mother’s arms at the hospital the following day.…