According to police, 44-year-old Etter Hughes moved from Arkansas to the rat-infested apartment of 47-year-old Mary Martinez, a woman she had met in prison.
Hughes brought along her 13-year-old son and the two younger sons of her cousin, who was moving to Wisconsin at a later time.
Almost immediately after moving in, 7-year-old Trevion and his 9-year-old brother suffered beatings at the hands of Martinez, and were routinely denied food.
Investigators say Martinez would kick them in the head, punch them in the back, burn them with cigarettes and whip them with electrical cords. Police say that at no time during this abuse did Hughes intervene.
That changed last week when Trevion was found unresponsive with his eyes were rolling back into his head.
When Martinez saw the boy’s condition, she allegedly told Etter she and the boys needed to get out of her house and to drop Trevion off in the woods.…
Police were called after walking by the victim’s apartment and seeing a large amount of blood coming from inside.
When police responded, they found the victim dead inside a bathtub with his genitals cut off. Also found in the apartment was 32-year-old Jerry Pagan, a homeless prostitute.
Pagan told police that he and the victim had gotten into an argument over money Pagan believed he was owed for a previous sexual encounter with the victim.
The argument turned physical when Pagan used a hammer to beat the man over the head. Pagan then stabbed the victim several times with a pair of scissors.
Afterwards, he placed the man’s body in the bathtub and used a razor blade to cut off the man’s genitals. Pagan told police he did this because he wanted to “eat the penis.”
Pagan didn’t eat the penis, however, as police found it in a plastic bag beside the bathroom sink.…
According to state police, Jacob Remaley woke up retrieved his father’s Ruger LCP .380 Auto handgun from the kitchen after his father left for work.
After loading the gun, he went into his mother’s bedroom and, at close range, shot her in the forehead as she slept. He then went into his younger brother’s bedroom and shot him in the head, also at close range.
Afterwards, he tossed the gun in his bed and called 911 to report his father had killed his mother and brother.
“Why didn’t he kill me? I need help,” he told the operator before hanging up. The operator called him back and he told them he didn’t know why his father put the gun in his bed.
When emergency services arrived at his home, Jacob told them that the firearm was still inside. Citing safety concerns, they gave the kid a blanket and moved down the street to wait for police to arrive.…
Lateekqua Jackson said she went to City Springs Elementary School to pick her son up after school and found the boy crying in an ambulance. Trayvon’s face was bruised and swollen, and he was missing a couple teeth.
His tutor, 25-year-old Timothy Randall Korr, was also there and had blood on his clothes. When she asked him what happened, he told her the boy was injured as he was escorting him to the office for being disruptive in class.
“The teacher told me that he put him over his shoulder, and when he put him down he was bleeding,” Jackson said. “He said he made a mistake. He said, ‘I made a mistake. It was a mistake.'”
But Korr told police a slightly different story. He said as he was carrying Trayvon out of the classroom, he lost his footing, and Trayvon hit himself on the wall.…
Robert Burnette, 19, was arrested earlier this month after police say he caused serious physical injury and head trauma to his 6-week-old son by violently shaking him, slamming him into a bed face first, and shoving his fingers down the baby’s throat.
The baby’s mother, 20-year-old Megan Hendricks, was also arrested because she witnessed the abuse — which occurred between Oct. 18 and Nov. 7 — but did not seek help.
During an interview with police, she said she was afraid of Burnette, but showed no remorse over the condition of her son who she repeatedly referred to as “the kid.” Police say she cried during her interview, but when once the interviewer left the room she immediately stopped and showed only anger and disdain.
Both were originally charged with felony child abuse or neglect, but those charges have been upgraded against Burnette after the baby died on Monday.…
Around 385 people ate at the dinner Thursday, a dinner normally for senior citizens, homeless and others who would be alone for Thanksgiving.
Afterwards, eight members of the same family were admitted into the hospital the following two days displaying signs of a food-borne illness.
Three of the patients have since died, four were treated and released and one is still in the hospital, officials said.
To be clear, there is currently no proof that the Thanksgiving meal is connected to the food-borne illness. The victims all being the members of the same family, along with the number of people who ate the meal and did not get sick, certainly raises questions.
However, Veteran Esidor Alviar ate at the dinner and said he became sick later that night.
“It was a nice dinner, turkey, stuffing, cranberries and coffee,” Alviar said. “About one o’clock in the morning, I had cramps and a terrible stomachache.…
Police were called to Riley Hospital by staff who suspected one of their teenage patients was being abused by his mother, 41-year-old Tiffany Alberts.
According to reports, Albert’s 15-year-old son was being treated for leukemia but was exhibiting several unexplainable infections.
They said several days after his first cancer treatment, he returned to the hospital because he had a fever, diarrhea and vomiting. He spent 18 days in the ICU and doctors determined the infection the teen was experience was the result of bacteria in his blood normally found in feces.
Hospital staff placed a surveillance camera in the boy’s room and after capturing his mother injecting an unknown substance into her son’s IV bag on several occasions, they called police.
When questioned, Alberts said she was just injecting water into the IV to help flush the line because the “medicine that was given to him burned.” After further questioning, she finally admitted that she injected fecal matter into the bag on multiple occasions.…
The incident happened last Friday as a man arrived at 42-year-old Nataliia Karia’s home daycare to drop of his 3-year-old child.
The man said he was greeted by Karia who said she “couldn’t take it anymore.” She said she had “done something bad” and wanted to show him.
The man said he ran past Karia when he heard a child’s cries coming from the basement and found Karia had made a noose out of children’s tights and had hanged a 16-month-old child by their neck from a pipe.
As the man got the baby down and called police, Karia fled the scene in her minivan. After she rear-ended a vehicle, she ran over a man who got out of his vehicle to inspect the damage. She then struck a bicyclist before parking her vehicle and tried jumping off a highway overpass.
Karia was stopped by several passersby and taken into custody.…
Earlier this month, police were called to a home were several children told them they witnessed their mother’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Donald Yearwood, stomp four pit bull puppies to death.
Police were unable to locate Yearwood or the puppies until later that evening, when another group of kids found the puppies inside a dumpster. Three of the puppies were already dead, and the fourth died later.
Detectives learned that police were called to the same home in October, after an adult female pit bull bit a child inside the home. Animal Control took custody of the dog along with six puppies, unaware there were four additional puppies still inside the home.
Investigators would learn that on November 9, Yearwood got upset at the noise the puppies were making while tried to sleep. The children in the home said Yearwood began to kick and stomp on the puppies before throwing them down a flight of stairs.…
At around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, police found 42-year-old Gerardo Ordaz naked and yelling for help in the back lot of the Healdsburg Police Department.
Police found Ordaz naked and carrying his clothed, unresponsive daughter while accompanied by his partially clothed, 9-year-old son.
Medical responders arrived on the scene and attempted CPR on the girl, but she would be pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.
Healdsburg Police Chief Kevin Burke said that based on comments from Ordaz and his son, the girl’s death was not accidental and occurred in the foot-deep water of the St. John’s Catholic Church baptismal pool.
The church leaves its doors open late on Sunday and Burke said they were the only ones there at that time. No motive has been given, but I’m guessing that rascally Jesus fellow told him to do it.
Church officials have declined to comment about the case aside from releasing this brief statement: “Sunday night there was tragedy in the church; a little girl lost her life,” said pastor Sean Rodgers.…
On Monday afternoon, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker was transporting 37 students from Woodmore Elementary School when he lost control of the bus. The buss flipped on to its side and crashed into a tree, splitting it apart.
Five children died at the scene, six were critically injured, six were admitted to the hospital and 20 were treated and released by local hospitals.
What caused the accident is still being investigated, one of the children on the bus said they were going “real fast” before the accident occurred.
“He was going real fast and he hit a garbage bag,” the boy said. “And we then hit a mailbox, then we flipped over and hit a tree real hard.”
Police Chief Fred Fletcher said speed is being investigated ‘very, very strongly’ and that a warrant has been issued to remove the informational box on the school bus and review the video to help determined what happened.…
ASHLAND, OH – According to reports, 26-year-old Brock Martin has ditched his insanity plea and has pleaded guilty to snatching a 6-year-old girl from her bed and raping her in the backyard of her home.
On Aug. 18, 2015, Martin pushed a fan out of a window of a home, reached in and pulled out a six-year-old girl. He was in the middle of raping the girl in the backyard when a resident of the him came out and witnessed what he was doing.
Martin ran into nearby woods and was later captured by an Ashland Police Department K-9 unit.
During an interview with police, Martin admitted he’d been a busy boy and confessed to two unsolved crimes in the area. On August 11, 2015 he broke into a home where a woman woke up and found him standing over her bed. He fled the home when he saw the woman’s husband come home from work.
Martin also admitted that on March 17, 2013 he broke into a home around midnight and sexually assaulted two 13-year-old girls who were having a sleepover.…
At around 2:45 and 3:15 a.m. on Oct 31, a woman driving east on Kings Highway was hit by an SUV driven by 26-year-old Roberto Sibrian.
“After the accident, the suspect forcibly removed the victim from her vehicle and dragged her into a ditch off the roadway where he sexually assaulted her over a two-hour period,” investigators said.
After he was finished, Sibrian fled the scene and the young woman was able to call 911.
Police asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect, releasing a description him, the vehicle he drove off in, as well as a composite sketch and a picture of a shirt Sibrian reportedly left at the scene..
After receiving about 100 leads, investigators were able to track Sibrian down at a construction site in North Carolina and place him in custody.
Sibrian, an illegal immigrant, is being detained in Lee County Jail on charged of rape and aggravated sexual battery.…
It happened Tuesday morning as students were preparing for a physical education class. For reasons unknown at this time, the 16-year-old pulled out a 3-inch blade and began stabbing his classmates.
School staff reportedly boxed in the suspect, who had turned the knife on himself, until officers arrived and tased him before taking him into custody.
None of the victim’s injuries were considered life-threatening and are expected to recover. According to the last update, only four victims remained in the hospital; two in critical but stable condition, while two others are in fair condition.
The suspect has already been released from the hospital and is currently in the Slate Canyon Detention Center.
The student has not been identified and is being described as a straight-A, home-schooled student who has only been at the school since August. He has no record of disciplinary problems and no reports of bullying have been noted.…
On Oct 17th, 44-year-old Reyes broke into the home of his his estranged wife who had recently filed for divorce. The couple married in 2009 and had three children together, but were no longer together.
The woman was able to flee the house with three of her children and her boyfriend, but Reyes took her 2-year-old daughter hostage. Reyes was not the father of the toddler and, over a course of three hours, repeatedly pointed a gun at police as well as the girl.
After negotiations with Reyes failed, an order was given to shoot Reyes in the head if presented with the opportunity. That opportunity came at around 3 a.m. as Reyes came out on a balcony holding the girl with one hand and a gun in the other.
Officer Jason Lawless took aim and shot Reyes in the head, dropping him instantly.…
On Nov 10, a family stepped outside of their home to investigate what their dog was barking at.
That’s when 56-year-old Leonard Trevino emerged from his hiding space under a flight of stairs armed with a handgun.
Trevino, who is a suspect in a child indecency charge involving the family, demanded he be let into the home.
Despite Trevino brandishing a firearm, the mother and son refused to let him in. Trevino said he was going to kill the boy and began beating him in the head with a pipe.
During this assault, the mom maced Trevino and her son managed to get the gun away from Trevino and used it to shoot the man once in the face.
Trevino was taken to the hospital for treatment and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He was initially arrested on a felony charge of indecency with a child by exposure in July of last year, with a trial date set for next month.…
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, 31-year-old Michael Burris was working inside a machine at the Plastic Recycling Inc. early Thursday morning.
Burris was trying to unclog the machine, which grinds plastic bottles and other waste into pellets, when it turned back on with him inside it.
When medics and police arrived at the facility, Burris was found lying face down on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force injuries to his head, body and extremities.
His death has been ruled an accident. The facility has been in operation since 1988 and has no history of safety inspections, violations or safety orders.
RIP, Burris. One can only hope your death was a quick one.
We will now add “ground into pellets by a recycling machine” to our long list of workplace deaths that include drowning in vat of molasses, suffocating inside a cryochamber, being cooked inside an industrial tuna steamer, drowning in cow shit, pinto beans or chocolate, being chewed up inside meat grinders, getting stuck inside industrial dryers, flattened by paper rolling machines, and dying from exploding beer kegs, and multiple instances of being pulled into a wood chipper.…
Mary Gaspar admitted to police that she got angry with her boyfriend, FIU senior tight end Jonnu Smith, for not paying enough attention to her.
The two had been arguing all day and while “feeling extremely emotional and stressed,” she boiled the water and attacked him with it in his dorm. When Smith did not react the way she wanted, she began hitting him.
Smith was taken to the hospital suffering from severe burns to his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm. Not only do these injuries sideline Smith, a prospect in next year’s NFL Draft, they could very well end his promising career.
Smith made the mid-season John Mackey Award watch list in 2014 and 2015, and the pre-season Mackey Award watch list in 2015 and 2016. Early NFL Draft projections have Smith as a late-round pick or un-drafted free agent.…