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PHOENIX, AZ – This is a wonderful update to a story I first reported on back in 2011. One of the women responsible for the death of 10-year-old Ame Deal was just handed the death sentence.

For those of you who may not know of Ame and her horrific death, she was one of a dozen children living in a three-bedroom house with 10 adults.

These adults included Ame’s father, David Deal, her grandmother, Judith Deal, her aunt and legal guardian, Cynthia Stoltzmann,  Stoltzmann’s daughter, Sammantha, and Sammantha’s husband, John Allen.

If you want to get a more in-depth overview of Ame’s fucked up family dynamics, I suggest checking out the Wikipedia article on her murder. Honestly, it’s too much of a mess for me to type out and not the point of this article.

Anyway, all of the kids in the home were abused and neglected in some fashion, but Ame reportedly took the brunt of it. She was beaten, forced to crush aluminum cans barefoot, drink hot sauce, and was even once forced to eat dog shit.…

CHINLE, AZ – The 23-year-old woman who killed her 17-month-old daughter by stranding her in the desert will spend the next 20 years in prison.

Last September, Ashley Attson placed her daughter in a stroller, then pushed her into the desert on the Navajo Reservation. Attson left the poor girl there for four days and nights.

During those days  and nights that her daughter died alone in an absolutely horrendous fashion, Attson stayed busy.

“Over the next few days, she met friends for ice cream and posted pictures of herself on Facebook,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. “When she returned, the child was dead.”

Two days after finding her daughter dead, Attson returned and buried the girl’s body in an animal hole.

What’s worse is that Attson only gained custody of the girl two months before she killed her. Her daughter had been in the care of tribal social services for most of her life after being born with meth in her system.

While handing her a 20 year prison sentence, Judge Campbell called the girl’s death an “intentional, cold-hearted, horrendous killing of an innocent child.”…

WYOMING, MI – Police have arrested a woman after they say she starved her infant to death as he sat strapped in a car seat inside her apartment.

On July 19, 22-year-old Lovily Johnson showed up at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital with the corpse of her six-month-old son, Noah Johnson.

“Upon arrival, Noah was clearly deceased and had been for some time,” Wyoming Detective Robert Meredith wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

Meredith also wrote that Johnson admitted to intentionally depriving Noah of food and left him strapped in a car seat for several days on the upper floor of her apartment with no air conditioning.

Johnson was arrested several hours later and charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. She is being held without bond until her probable cause hearing on Aug. 2.

Johnson also as a 2-year-old daughter who has been placed under the supervision of the state.

If an infant starving to death while strapped in a car seat sounds familiar, you may be thinking of a similar case we reported on back in 2008.…

MARION COUNTY, FL – Police have arrested a woman on Saturday after she reportedly used 2-year-old boy as a punching bag in a grocery store parking lot.

Marion County Deputies were called to an Aldi’s Supermarket after several people witnessed 60-year-old Cindy Wood abusing a young boy.

They told deputies that they saw Wood pick up the boy by his hair in the parking lot and then punch him in the face several times with a closed fist.

She then threw the kid in the backseat of her car before driving off. Unfortunately for Wood, one of those witnesses was able to get her license plate number and give it to police.

Officers went to Wood’s home that same day and placed her under arrest on one count of child abuse. She was released from the Marion County Jail the following day on $2,000 bond.

The boy was found to be in good health aside from a small bruise on his cheek. The Department of Children and Families were notified and are investigating.…

TUCKER, GA – Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman after she left her one-year-old daughter in a hot car for six hours while she was getting her hair done.

Police say Dijanelle Fowler arrived at her hair appointment at 10:04AM on June 15, and left her daughter, Skylar, in the car with the air conditioning on.

A short time after entering the salon, her car died and Skylar would slowly cook to death as the temperatures outside reached 90 degrees.

At no time during the six hours Fowler was in the salon did she ever come out and check on her daughter.

Now here’s where things get even worse. After arriving at her car and finding her daughter dead, police believe she hid her daughter’s body with clothes and got a man from inside the salon to help her get her car started.

She then texted Skylar’s godfather and informed him she was going to go to the hospital because she was suffering severe headaches. During this time, Fowler was also Googling “seizure symptoms”.…

MERIDIAN, MS – A man admitted he beat his 3-year-old daughter to death because she failed a math lesson and soiled her pants.

On Friday, police were called by a local hospital to report the suspicious injuries found on a 3-year-old girl in their care.

Bailey Salovich had a swollen abdomen, bruises and lacerations on her legs and buttocks as well as a head wound.

Despite efforts to save her, the toddler would die from her injuries the following day. An official cause of death has not been released, but local police were told by the hospital that the girl had also suffered a brain bleed, a possible detached retina and that her lungs were filled with blood.

When police interviewed the girl’s father, 25-year-old Joshua Salovich, he admitted that “it was all his fault.” According to Salovich, he had been teaching the girl numbers when he got angry at the toddler.

“She apparently did not want to participate and get the correct numbers,” Meridian Police Detective Kevin Boyd said. “He said he would pop her with his hands on her butt and legs when she got a wrong answer… (he said he) backhanded her several times in the stomach because she kept getting it wrong.”

After the girl soiled herself, Salovich removed her clothes and began beating her with a bamboo rod until it broke.…

ORLANDO, FL – Police say a 3-year-old boy was beaten to death with a plastic rod because made the grievous mistake of drinking milk from a jug.

The incident happened early Friday inside a Pine Hills apartment after 3-year-old Xavier Mokarzel-Satchel drank milk from a jug and ate some yogurt.

This angered 58-year-old Callene Barton, who lived in the apartment, so she began yelling at the boy.

Barton’s daughter, 28-year-old Lakesha Lewis, didn’t feel this was an adequate punishment, so she began beating the boy with a plastic rod used to operate blinds. She reportedly beat the poor kid until it broke.

Awakened by the commotion, the boy’s mother ran out, grabbed her son and ran back to her bedroom. Barton wasn’t having it and came after them. She grabbed the boy by his arm and leg and tossed him down the hallway.

That’s when the boy began having seizures.

Realizing they messed up, Barton and Lewis tried reviving him by splashing water on his face. When the boy’s mother tried to call 911, Barton slapped the phone out of her hand.…

WEST MEMPHIS, AR – A 5-year-old boy with development issues died after being left in a van for eight hours at a children’s health clinic.

At 6:40 a.m. Monday, a van from Ascent Children’s Health Services picked up 5-year-old Christopher Gardner Jr. from his family’s home.

Gardner, whose had two heart surgeries and suffers from development issues, has been going to the facility for the last four years.

According to the facility’s website, they provide “quality outpatient and day treatment services to children and their families that are in need of mental health or developmental care.”

After arriving at the facility at 7:15 a.m., two adults on the van signed Gardner and the other children into the Ascent facility.

So imagine everyone’s surprise when Gardner was found dead inside the van eight hours later, still sitting in his booster seat.

Temperatures hit 80 degrees that day, which means the temperature in the van to rise to at least 114 degrees after only 30 minutes of Gardner being in the van.…

MOORHEAD, MN – Police have accused a man of abusing his 2-month-old daughter, including choking her and rubbing hot sauce in her eyes.

Police began investigating after the child’s mother brought the girl to the hospital with dark bruises over both eyes and her shoulder, as well as red marks on her back.

The woman told police that the girl had been in the care of her father, 31-year-old Shawn Foltz, and that he claimed the injuries came from her 3-year-old brother hitting her with a toy gun.

But when interviewed by police, Foltz eventually admitted that he was the one responsible for his daughter’s injuries after becoming frustrated with her crying.

The abuse reportedly occurred from April until the end of May, and included Foltz rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in her eyes, blocking her airway until she turned blue, snapping her in the face with a towel, spraying her with hot water and throwing fireworks in her face.

Foltz also told police that he would sit at work and daydream about other ways to abuse his daughter.…

PHILADELPHIA, PA – An 18-year-old has been accused of trying to strangle his 7-year-old sister to death while high on K2.

Simere Alford was allegedly high on the synthetic drug known as K2 when he strangled his sister before placing a plastic bag over her head.

He then left the girl on the floor of the basement before demanding his mother hand him her car keys before driving off.

When police arrived at the home after the mother called about her son stealing her car, she went in to get her vehicle registration and was told by her 14-year-old son that the girl was missing from her bed.

“They began a frantic search of the house. The mother went into the house at that point in time. She found her 7-year-old daughter unconscious on the floor,” Philadelphia Police Captain Mark Burgmann said.

She removed the bag and carried the girl outside to police who immediately administered CPR in an attempt to revive her. They were successful and she was rushed to the hospital were she remains on life support.…

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A 3-week-old baby girl died after being bitten by the family’s pit bull, police say.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. Thursday after Susannah Murray was left alone in her bouncer inside a home as several adults were on the front porch.

When one of the adults went inside the home to check on her, they found she was suffering from bite marks, and the family’s pit bull was nearby with blood around its mouth.

Susannah was rushed to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. Unfortunately, she would die the following morning.

Three pit bulls were removed from the home and taken to the Kent County Animal Shelter where they are under quarantine.

Another child lives in the home, said Sgt. Terry Dixon with the Grand Rapids Police Department, so Child Protective Services has been notified. At this time, the prosecutor’s office has not determined if any charges will be filed.

“This is a horrible tragedy and serves as a critical reminder to never leave a child unattended around a dog or dogs or cats.…

RIVERDALE, UT — Police arrested a woman after she locked her two young children in the trunk of her car as she went shopping inside Wal-mart.

Police were dispatched to the Riverdale Wal-Mart after a witness called to report seeing a woman lock two children in the trunk of her car before going inside the store.

Other witnesses in the parking lot heard the two children – ages 2 and 5 – screaming inside the trunk and pounding so frantically that the vehicle was shaking.

“The little girl’s voice. Just screaming, let me out! I’m scared,” said Charity Maw.

One of the witnesses was able to talk the 5-year-old girl through using the emergency latch inside the trunk to get it open.

“And there’s two kids there, tears coming down their face. Balling. They were scared,” said Maw.

The children’s mother, 39-year-old Tori Lee Castillo, was arrested when she returned to her car. She was booked into the Weber County jail for child abuse.

The children were released into the custody of their father and the Department of Child and Family Services was contacted.…

HOGANSVILLE, GA – A three -year-old boy has died after his 1-year-old brother struck him in the head with a toy truck.

The incident happened on May 6 as the boys were playing at their home while their mother’s boyfriend was babysitting.

At some point, according to the boyfriend, the younger brother hit his older brother in the head with a remote control truck.
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After the older boy was struck the boyfriend sent to him to bed and did not call 911 until the next morning when he found the boy unresponsive in his bed.

They boy was rushed to the hospital with some bruising and scratches to his face, but doctors were unable to revive him.

The boyfriend was arrested on a probation violation in another county, but no arrests have been made in relation to the boy’s death.

Hogansville Police Chief Brian Harr requested additional assistance on the case from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

“Anytime we have a death, child or adult, that was not under medical care it’s considered an ‘unattended death,'” said Harr.…

MAGNOLIA, AR – The parents of a 15-day-old baby have been arrested after the newborn suffered at least 100 rat bites, including a bite so severe you could see the infant’s skull.

On Mother’s Day, police were called to the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in regard to a baby suffering from severe rat bites.

A nurse stated the newborn had been bitten at least 100 times and police describe the infant’s arms, fingers, hands and face being covered in rat bites. One wound on the baby’s forehead was so severe that you could see the baby’s skull.

When police spoke with the baby’s parents, Erica Shryock, 19, and Charles Elliott, 18, they gave differing accounts to what happened.

Shryock said she put the baby to sleep in a bassinet beside her bed at around 5:30 a.m. that morning. She woke up a couple of hours later to the baby screaming. That’s when she found the baby covered in blood.

Elliot told police they woke up to the baby screaming at around 5 a.m.…

MARION COUNTY, FL – Police have arrested a 68-year-old man for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl he says was asking for it.

The incident happened last July when Sydney “Dread” Markland allegedly lured the girl into his home by asking her help him carry food into his house.

Once inside, Markland sexually assaulted the little girl, police say, adding that DNA samples taken from the girl’s clothing matched Markland’s.

When questioned, Markland admitted to the assault but said the girl was dressed provocatively and that her actions suggested she wanted wanted some of his lovin’. Markland added that in his culture, his actions with the girl were totally acceptable.

 

Police believe Markland might have sexually assaulted other children in his neighborhood and are asking anyone with information about other possible victims to call Detective Daniel Pinder at 352-368-3508 or Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP.

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SPARTANBURG, SC – A South Carolina woman was arrested after she hit her young son after he made a Mother’s Day card for his grandmother but not for her.

Police were called to a home on Thursday where Tracey Murphy told them that her daughter, 30-year-old Shontrell Murphy, hit her 6-year-old son repeatedly in the head.

She added that when she asked her daughter why she hit the boy, Shontrell responded “because she could.”

Shontrell explained to police that she was simply disciplining her son, who she said had behavioral issues, and that she did not believe she did anything wrong.

However, Shontrell’s daughter told police that the real reason why her mother smacked her brother around was because he had made a Mother’s Day card for their grandmother, but not one for Shontrell.

The daughter said her mother found the card and ripped it up when she realized it was not for her. According to the girl, her mother then repeatedly hit the boy in the head “hard.” The children added that their mom regularly hit them and that they were afraid of her.…

ARVADA, CO – A middle school teacher killed herself as police approached her home to question her about an alleged sexual relationship she was having with a student.

Police began investigating 47-year-old Gretchen Krohnfeldt after a co-worker at Drake Middle School reported seeing inappropriate behavior between Krohnfeldt and a male student.

An investigation by Arvada police and the sheriff’s office revealed the relationship allegedly began when the boy, who is now in high school, attended the middle school where Krohnfeldt taught Language Arts.

The pair reportedly met at Krohnfeldt’s home to have sex on multiple occasions. In response to the investigation, she was placed on administrative leave Monday night.

When police approached Krohnfeldt’s home on Tuesday to question her, the mother of three killed herself. Her cause of death has not been released at this time.

A statement released by Drake Middle School read:

“Our hearts go out to her family at this painful time, and I know many will feel this loss deeply. We are not sure what type of support would help the family right now, but if they convey any needs we will share that information as well.”

From the comments we get on stories like this over the years, I know some people find it hard to believe that an underage male can be a victim when they are banging a hot teacher.…

ROSEVILLE, MI – Police say the 4-year-old girl who died from abdominal trauma last week suffered a “catastrophic” blow to the stomach and that it was no accident.

Ivy Yurkus, 4, lived with her 28-year-old mother and her mom’s 25-year-old boyfriend, along with a seven-year-old brother and infant sister.

On Wednesday, Yurkus began complaining about severe stomach pains and became unresponsive. Her mother’s boyfriend loaded her in the car and drove to a nearby restaurant where her mother worked.

Only then was 911 called and Yurkus rushed to the hospital where she would die the next day. The Medical Examiner would later determine that the girl’s death was from blunt force trauma and ruled it a homicide.

“The ME’s office says no, this had to have been a purposeful blow by somebody and this is not the result of an accident or simple fall or anything along those lines,” said Police Chief James Berlin.

Police say they have not talked to Yurkus’ mother or her boyfriend, but have been in contact with attorneys for both.…


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