LOS ANGELES, CA — Matthew Warner, 30, was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the sexual assault and murder of his 19-day-old daughter.
On January 23, Warner was at home watching his infant daughter, Ellorah Warner, while his wife was at work. Later that evening, he would tell police that his daughter was missing and had been kidnapped.
Before a search for the baby began, neighbors told investigators that they saw Warner carrying a bundle away from the couple’s home. Around 50 personnel surrounding sheriff’s stations, as well as search-and-rescue crews and air units started searching for the girl.
The following morning, Warner would lead police to a truck parked in a parking lot located a half-mile from the couple’s home. Hidden inside the cab of the truck was the dead body of Ellorah, wrapped up in towels and bags.
At first it was reported that the baby had been drowned, but it was later reported she had been beaten to death. Warner was arrested and charged with the murder of his daughter.…
ROCK HILL, SC – I’m all for public shaming, but a good example of shaming going too far happened in South Carolina where a mother shaved her young son’s head, dressed him in a tutu, then paraded him in a Walmart.
Police were called to the Walmart Sunday night after people witnessed the woman walking her 10-year-old son around the store.
According to the police report, the boy was dressed in a tutu, women’s boots, a women’s undergarment and a T-shirt with permanent marker writing underneath.
She had also shaved her son’s head “in an unusual manner, bald on top with a patch of hair on the front of his head” and written the word “BAD” written in permanent marker on the back of his head.
The mother explained that she was punishing her son for “fighting and making homophobic remarks in school.” She said that her son has been having behavioral issues and that corporal punishment had proven to be ineffective. She felt embarrassing the ever-living shit out of him would be more effective.…
SEATTLE, WA – Alicia Goemaat is facing murder charges after police say she kicked her boyfriend’s 17-month-old son to death.
According to reports, 26-year-old Goemaat was watching her toddler son along with Drue Lehto, the 17-month-old son of her boyfriend.
The toddlers got into an argument over a toy and, according to Goemaat’s own admission, she kicked Drue in the stomach. After the boy fell down, she kicked him again, causing fatal abdominal injuries.
One week before Drue was kicked to death, he was taken to Seattle Children’s Hospital to treat “bruises and scratches that did not appear to be normal for a toddler.”
According to the police report, Goemaat is a drug addict who would often scream at Drue. Friends of the couple also said Goematt “would become extremely agitated when the victim cried and would physically punish him by spanking him or ‘flicking’ him on his body when he cried.”
Goemaat’s ex-boyfriend said he was shocked at the news, stating he never saw Goemaat act aggressive towards his kids.…
SPARTANBURG, SC – Danielle Hughes has been arrested and her two young children removed from her care after she called 911 asking for a priest to come remove the demons from her 5-year-old son.
The 23-year-old called 911 to report that her home was possessed by demons, claiming pictures were falling off the walls and a shadow was standing over her shoulder. She also wanted a priest to exorcise demons she felt were possessing her son.
When police arrived at the woman’s trailer, they found a house that needed a maid more than it needed any type of religious rituals. Deputies say the house was filthy and filled with trash and dead roaches.
The bedroom was full of dirty diapers, trash, and milk bottles half-full of spoiled milk. The refrigerator in the kitchen was full of molded food and a swarm of gnats came out of it when it was opened. Even worse, Hugh’s baby girl was covered in bug bites.
The baby and her 5-year-old brother were removed from the home and placed into protective custody.…
NORRISTOWN, PA – A horrific case of child abuse is being reported out of Pennsylvania, where a man has been accused of beating his girlfriend’s 4-year-old autistic son and forcibly pulling out three of the boy’s teeth.
Police were notified in July, when the boy’s mother brought him to police with “severe facial and dental injuries” and handed them a bag that contained three of the boy’s teeth.
“The teeth were bloody but intact, from the tooth through the top of the root,” authorities said in a statement.
According to the woman, she had left her son with her live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Nicholas Kernechel, while she went out with friends for a couple of hours. The following morning she found her son in his room “asleep on the floor, lying on top of dried blood.”
She found her son was missing three upper teeth, had an extremely swollen upper lip, a bloody upper gum line and bruises all over his face. The boy told his mother that Kernechel was responsible for his injuries and that he was not nice.…
HARTFORD, AR – Police have charged 25-year-old Aaron Cutsinger with murder after he ran over a woman multiple times on a rural road as she held her 2-year-old son.
Police were called to the scene Saturday night after someone found a toddler covered in bruises wandering a dirt road. The boy was taken to the hospital while police searched the area and found the boy’s mother, 23-year-old Leanora Rippy, dead after having been run over numerous times back and forth.
In less than 24 hours investigators had identified Cutsinger as a suspect and had taken him into custody. Cutsinger once dated Rippy and had recently been arrested after sending Rippy a series of threatening text messages. During questioning, Cutsinger reportedly admitted that he was responsible for Rippy’s death.
Cutsinger is now facing charges of first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder. He’s currently being held at the detention center without bond. Rippy’s son has since been released from the hospital and into DHS custody.
“It was an act of God the child was not hurt worse,” Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said, adding the boy was alone for several hours in a remote area populated by wild hogs and bears.…
After Lassiter tossed his children into the pond Sunday night, an off duty sheriff’s deputy who lives in the complex was able to pull out Lassiter’s daughters, ages 3 and 5, and start administering CPR. Lassiter’s 7-year-old son was able to get away unharmed and run for help.
Lassiter called 911 afterwards and told the dispatcher what he had done, and why he did it. As you may have already guessed, it was everyone else’s fault but his own.
“I just drowned my two daughters in the lake back there ’cause CPS wanted to take them away from me,” he said. “I was dealing with some pedophilia things, OK, OK. I was dealing with some sexual desires that I was trying to get some help with, but instead they turned their back on me, the whole system, and tried to take my kids, and they took the rest of the, of the little happiness that I had.”
He then goes on to tell the dispatcher that chucking his children in a lake was a teaching aid that he hopes they will learn from.…
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Justin Lawson, 22, has been arrested for the rape and murder of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter.
In the early morning of September 3rd, Keah Cudjo went to school leaving her daughter, Sheleah, in the care of her boyfriend, Justin Lawson. Sheleah had been ill the night before with diarrhea and vomiting.
Not long after she left she received a call from Lawson letting her know that Sheleah had peed her pants and was shaking. Cudjo said she would come home but was told by Lawson that she didn’t need to.
A few hours later she would receive another call from Lawson saying that Sheleah was throwing up again, prompting Cudjo to leave school to check on her. When she arrived she found her little girl unresponsive.
“By the time I got here, my baby was on her back foaming at her mouth,” Keah said. “The first thing I did was ran to my baby screaming for someone to take me to the hospital.”
Lawson left before EMS arrived and transported Sheleah to Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.…
URIE, WY — Joseph Richardson and Paulette Richardson are facing manslaughter charges after they let Paulette’s 16-year-old son drink until he died from alcohol poisoning.
According to court documents, Paulette’s son, Kendal Ball, had been expressing a desire to drink. Paulette would tell police that the boy’s biological father was an alcoholic and she was afraid her son would turn out like him.
In order to stop that from happening, the couple came up with a genius plan to let the kid drink. Joseph would explain later that he was told the best way to stop the boy from drinking would be to let him drink until he got sick.
So on the night July 6, Ball started drinking with his step-father and a family friend. How much the kid drank in a two hour time-span all depends on who you ask.
Paulette said her son drank a few shots of Fireball and a few shots of Jack Daniel’s. Joseph said his stepson drank a few ounces of Jack Daniel’s.…
On Thursday, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a possible “chop shop” inside some caves off East 23rd Street when they they found the children inside a wooden shipping crate.
The 8 by 10 crate was found near the back of the cave and, besides the two children, contained some blankets and car seats. The crate was missing one side and surrounded by car parts and broken down vehicles.
The kids were filthy, not wearing shoes, had no water and were eating a cup of dry ramen noodles with dirt in it. They were not afraid of the deputies and did not seem to care they were alone in the cave. They told the deputies that they lived in the cave with their mother, but that their mother’s boyfriend lived somewhere else.
The 6-year-old told police that he was supposed to be in first-grade, but he did not go to school. …
TOLEDO, OH – Ashley Ragusa, 32, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after prosecutors say she forced her two daughters, ages 7 and 8, to perform oral sex on her.
Lucas County Judge Myron Duhart sentenced Ragusa after she entered an Alford plea to three counts of gross sexual imposition with her daughters between January 2012 and December 2013, stating that the life of the two victims was “almost like a horror movie.”
“There were acts that were perpetrated on these children that in my mind are unconscionable,” said Duhart.
According to the judge, the conditions of the home the children lived in, along with the sexual abuse they endured at the hands of Ragusa, was “horrific” and that no sentence he handed her would right those wrongs.
He wasn’t kidding, either. The children’s caregiver told the court that the girls suffer problems with trust, food hoarding, acting out, and other issues.
Ragusa blamed her actions on depression and drug abuse, and told the court she was thankful for the year she has already spent in prison because it has allowed her to sober up.…
BATAVIA, NY – Police have arrested 28-year-old Christina Colantonio after she allegedly murdered her infant daughter then lived with the baby’s corpse for months.
Police were called after one someone found the body of an infant inside Colantonio’s apartment. Police have not released how the child died, but say there is evidence that the newborn suffered “an intentional death.”
They say they will know more once the medical examiner determines the infant’s official cause of death.
According to authorities, Colantonio lived alone in her apartment with her two other children. They believe that Colantonio murdered the infant shortly after she gave birth to it inside the apartment, then lived with the baby’s corpse for several months.
Colantonio was arrested and has since been charged with second-degree murder based on the evidence investigators have gathered so far and, according to Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Freidman, “the condition of the baby.” Christina Colantonio is currently in jail without bond and will make her first court appearance on Thursday.
Batavia Police Detective Sergeant Todd Crossett said that the officers who discovered the baby girl’s body were being offered counseling. …
LUFKIN, TX — Police have charged 17-year-old Bobby Woods with the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old nephew after they say he purposely pushed the boy in a pond so the little boy would drown.
Last Monday, the family of Mason Cuttler called police to report the boy was missing from his home. Cuttler lived with his aunt and her boyfriend, Bobby Woods, and was last seen outside of the home playing with toys while his family cleaned house.
After an extensive search, the little boy’s body was found floating in a pond behind his home. At the time, Cuttler’s biological father didn’t understand how his son could have fallen into the pond.
“It’s hard to go by that pond,” Kevin Cuttler said. “I walked over there about three, four times already trying to figure out how in the heck did he get up in there?”
After an investigation into the circumstances behind the boy’s drowning, police would be able to answer that question. Turns out Woods had performed some of his own brand of house cleaning.…
Howell called 911 last year to report her 17-month-old daughter, Jaslynn Mansfield, was not breathing. The baby was rushed to the hospital where she would later die of acute methadone toxicity.
After police found a baby bottle in Jaslynn’s room contained methadone, Howell would admit that on the day her daughter died, she had given the baby methadone to help her go to sleep.
What makes that fact so tragic is that had she told emergency workers this when her daughter was brought to the hospital, they very well could have saved her life.
According to the child’s grandmother, Howell knew the dangers of the drug as Jaslynn was born addicted to it and her father died from a methadone overdose a few months before she was born.
In July, Howell would plea guilty to second-degree manslaughter and causing a child to be exposed to a controlled substance.…
MORELIA, MEXICO – A man has been arrested and charged with murder after he drowned his 3-year-old stepdaughter by repeatedly throwing her into a hotel swimming pool.
Police said the man was staying with a woman and her daughter at a popular hotel on August 12 when he decided to take the girl to the pool after her mother fell asleep.
As you can see in the disturbing video below, the man repeatedly throws the little girl in the pool. Sometimes he just drops her in the water, clothed, while others he haphazardly slings her out into the middle of the pool.
Each time he does this, the asshole nonchalantly walks around the edge of the pool or swims around her as she frantically tries to keep her head above the water. With each toss, the girl’s attempts at swimming become weaker and weaker.
The video also shows the man holding the girl under water for significant periods of time while other people are nearby and never intervene.
Later, the child stops breathing and was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. …
Back in January, Quesenberry was babysitting Koda Chrisely while his mother went out job hunting. The mother knew Quesenberry since middle school and had let her babysit her children multiple times in the past with no issues.
That all changed on Jan. 17 when she tried to pick up her son and Quesenberry would not answer the door. Over the next 72 hours, the mother tried getting her son while Quesenberry made excuses as to why that wasn’t possible but assured her that Koda was fine.
Koda’s mother finally told Quesenberry that she was calling police if she did not get her son back, and that did the trick. But once the woman was reunited with her son, she discovered he was suffering from severe second- and third-degree burns on his left arm. He also had what appeared to be cigarette burns on his abdomen, behind his ears, nose and other areas.…
WASHINGTON, DC – Robert Smith Sr. has been charged with first-degree murder after police say he he squeezed his 5-week-old son so hard that he fractured the infant’s vertebrae and ribs.
According to the court documents, the infant’s mother called 911 when she went to check on the baby and found he was not breathing.
The baby would be pronounced dead at the hospital where the medical examiner would find the infant had suffered rib fractures, both recent and old; a fractured vertebra; a fractured wrist; and a scabbed abrasion on the back of his head.
Smith would admit to detectives that on the day of his son’s death, he woke up about 7:30?a.m. that morning to his son crying. Smith went to check on him and squeezed him “like you squeeze a roll of toothpaste” until he heard a cracking sound. The boy went limp and groggy, so he placed him back in his sleeper.
Smith admitted that this squeezing technique was one he had employed on previous occasions when his son would cry or become fussy – about three or four times a day in the days leading up to his death.…
The incident happened Saturday afternoon, when Weathford called police to report a 13-year-old boy had vandalize his front walkway by smashing some landscaping bricks.
While police were there taking the report, they noted a strong smell of urine but could not determine the source.
The source of that smell would reveal itself after they were called back to the location by the mother of the boy who allegedly vandalized Weatherford’s walkway. She was calling to report Weathford had assaulted her snowflake with urine.
The 13-year-old told police he’d got into an argument with Weatherford, an argument that ended with Weatherford dumping a bowl full of piss on his head from Weatherford’s his second-floor balcony.
Police wrote in their report that while the teen was talking to them, he “had a strong smell of urine emanating from his person.”
That visual is hilarious to me — a sulking teen having to talk to police covered in stinking piss because his mother wouldn’t let him wash it off so there would be proof of the act.…