HEBRON, MD – Paul Hurst and Cary Edwards have been accused of severely beating their roommate, trying to carve a Juggalo tattoo off his arm, then setting the man on fire.
The incident reportedly happened Thursday shortly after 1 a.m. after Hurst, 33, and Edwards, 35, got into an argument with their roommate, 31-year-old Zachary Swanson.
The argument escalated, and the suspects beat the shit out of Swanson. Afterwards, they attempted to carve a Juggalo tattoo off Swanson’s arm. Unsuccessful at removing the tattoo, they decided to burn it off by pouring a flammable liquid on Swanson’s arm and setting it on fire.
Swanson was left on the ground for hours before the pair dropped him off at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Swanson was later flown to a burn center in Baltimore, where he remains in critical condition with extensive injuries, including severe burns.
Hurst and Edwards were arrested and charged with first and second degree attempted murder, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and a deadly weapon charge.…
MACHIAS, WA – Four years ago we reported on an otter in Florida that went on a bloody rampage. Now we have an otter in Washington that attacked a little boy and his grandmother, sending them both to the hospital.
Bryce Moser and his grandmother, Roxane Grove, were swimming in the Pilchuck River Thursday morning when Grove heard her grandson screaming bloody murder.
“All of a sudden I just heard him scream for his life,” Tabitha Moser said. Her son was the boy who was attacked. “He was just bobbing up and down in the water and as he came up there was something all the way on top of his head.”
As she got close to the boy, she could see that the object on her grandson’s head was one very pissed off otter. “I could see that it was biting into his head and it had its claws around him,” said Grove.
Her maternal instincts kicked in, and Grove began wrestling the four-foot long otter of the little boy’s head.…
LARAMIE, WY – WARNING! Midway into this article, I begin using the word “they”as a gender-neutral singular because the sex of the child is unknown, rather than as a plural pronoun. Going by the comments, this seems to have confused the hell out of people. I figured I’d warn some of you beforehand so you are not also stuck staring at your monitor in confusion, with drool pooling from your mouth. You’re welcome.
Jena Harman and Alexander Smith have been charged with child abuse and felonious restraint after they allegedly kept Harman’s 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage.
The couple were arrested after a neighbor discovered the child and contacted police. This wouldn;t be the first time police have been called regarding the child, as the Sheriff’s Office says they’ve received complaints of child abuse and requests for welfare checks since August.
When deputies got to the couple’s home on this latest trip, they found the kid inside a six feet square, five feet tall cage constructed of cattle paneling and wooden snow fence.…
CRESTON, MT – Marielle Dalimata died Saturday night after she tipped head-first into a five-gallon mop bucket at her family’s home.
Mariella was left unattended “for not even four minutes,” said the girl’s aunt, Brook Schwab. Her parents and first responders tried resuscitating Marielle, but it was too late. She would be pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Her body was sent to the state Crime Lab in Missoula, but Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said what happened to Marielle “is consistent with an accidental death.”
Instead of planning for Marielle’s first birthday party that was just ten days away, her family is now planning her funeral. They’ve set up a gofundme page to help cover the costs.
“We were planning to have a birthday party. We weren’t planning to have funeral expenses,” said Schwab.
Gotta keep an eye on the young’uns around water, people. According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and four.
Sure, drowning in a mop bucket may not be at the top of that list, but this is the second story we’ve featured on DD involving a child drowning in a bucket.…
ORLANDO, FL – The family of Rebecca Sedwick, the 12-year-old girl who jumped to her death last year, has filed a lawsuit against one one of the girl’s alleged bullies, the School Board of Polk County, Cemex Construction Materials of Florida.
“I feel like I need to have some definitive answers and get some form of justice for Becca in order to start the whole healing process,” said Tricia Norman, Rebecca’s mother.
According to Norman’s attorney, David Henry, Rebecca’s family is seeking at least $15,000 from each of the defendants in order to “hold those accountable to account.”
For those of you who may have missed this story when it happened last year, Rebecca killed herself by jumping from a tower at an abandoned cement plant. There were reportedly various factors for her doing this, including ongoing harassment from two of her classmates, 14-year-old Guadalupe Shaw and 13-year-old Katelyn Roman.
After Rebecca started dating Guadalupe’s ex-boyfriend, she became the target of repeated physical and online attacks. Aside from the standard-issue name calling, she was also encouraged to kill herself.…
And my eyes just rolled so hard they damn near fell out the back of my head….
Judith Jones, 44, is facing charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault after her failed attempt at making her husband dead… something she had apparently been planning for quite some time.
Police say the couple’s 16-year-old daughter interrupted the attack late last month, quite possibly saving her father’s life. She later told police her mother had been planning to kill her father for about a year.
When questioned, Jones brought up the whole fish filleting spiel. Needless to say, that sorry ass excuse didn’t fly. She eventually admitted to the deed.
“I’ve seen stabbings before, but I’ve never had anybody tell us that they were dreaming that they were filleting fish when they committed a crime. It’s a first for that,” said Sheriff Fred Abdalla.…
According to police, the 9-year-old victim was stabbed once in the back with a kitchen knife and is apparently in critical condition.
Witness Glenn Stacey told a reporter from Fox 17 the 12-year-old boy approached him and asked if he could use his phone because he had just stabbed someone.
“He approached me at my house, I offered him my phone and I assumed he was calling his mother,” Stacey said. “Lo and behold he was calling 9-1-1 to say ‘I stabbed someone, please pick me up, I want to end my life.'”
Stacy went on to say the boy told him he was upset because nobody loved him and mentioned he had taken multiple pills earlier that day.
“I calmly started doing what I normally do, I didn’t want to agitate him and make sure he didn’t run away and give time for the police to actually show up, but very calmly he stood there,” Stacy added.…
MEXICO CITY – Oscar Otero Aguilar died over the weekend after accidentally shooting himself in the head while posing with a gun for a Facebook picture.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, the 21-year-old was drinking with two friends when he put a gun to his head to take a picture for his Facebook account. His friends say that Aguilar accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting himself once in the head.
Police in the area arrived on the scene and found that Aguilar had a bullet wound to the forehead and was still alive. He wasn’t alive for long, as he was pronounced dead once paramedics got to the home — ensuring a Darwin Award nomination.
His body will be handed over to the family once an autopsy has been completed. I’m guessing officials want to make sure the friends’ story of Aguilar shooting himself jives with the forensic evidence, especially since one of his friends, 21-year-old Omar Campos Abner Vives, was arrested; while “El Paco” fled the scene.
This makes the second person we’ve reported on this year to die while posing for a selfie.…
The victim, upset over the slip, started arguing with Tapia. The argument escalated, at which point Tapia allegedly grabbed the woman by the arms and threw her into a wall in the home they shared.
At some point during the commotion, the woman’s pet raccoon hissed at Tapia, and he reportedly responded by grabbing the critter by its collar and tossing it into another room, where it hit a wall.
And that, my friends, is why I call all of my men “babe.” No confusion, no slips. Ever.
The woman was eventually able to leave the home, went to her ex-husband’s motor home and was taken to the emergency room. She later told police she had suffered at least two broken ribs. No word on the condition of the raccoon, though.
Tapia was arrested July 21 and booked into the Uintah County Jail on charges of assault and animal cruelty.…
The alleged victim in this cookie caper, an unidentified 49-year-old woman, told police she believed her roommate, Allen Hall, was joking when he threatened to kill her for eating three of his Chips Ahoy! cookies for breakfast.
The woman told police she was getting dressed in the bathroom Wednesday morning, when Hall started pounding on the bathroom, making death threats and stuff.
She opened the door, she said, and exclaimed, “If you’re going to kill me, then go ahead!”
Probably not the smartest thing to say to an apparently unhinged, cookie-less motherfucker first thing in the morning, ya know.
According to the victim, Hall wrapped his hands around her throat and threw her into the tub, causing her to hit the back of her head on the tile. He then reportedly climbed on top of her and proceeded to choke her until she found it difficult to speak or breathe.…
According to police, Tatanysha Hedman set fire to 52-year-old Vincent Phillips with gasoline and a flick of her Bic, as he lay sleeping in their bed on July 17.
Phillips managed to extinguish the flames before driving to a nearby convenience store, where he screamed “I’m on fire!” Which, by that time, he was not. Oops, credibility GONE.
Store employees called for medical assistance, and when police arrived on scene, Phillips reportedly said, “My wife did it,” before passing out.
When questioned by police, Hedman, 40, admitted setting her husband on fire. She claimed he hurt his stepdaughter, and well, shooting him was just too nice.
She’s being held on charges of arson and assault — bail has been set at $500,000.
Phillips is currently recovering at Harborview Medical Center. No word on the extent of his injuries. …
EDGEWOOD, NM – Salvador Martinez has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend’s 9-month-old puppy to death with a screwdriver, then skinning the dog and marinating it in Italian dressing.
Torrance County deputies responded to the man’s home after receiving a call regarding the 46-year-old’s odd behavior. When they arrived, a woman told them that Martinez had killed the family dog, a 9-month-old black-and-white chiweenie named Onyx.
But that’s not all he did. After stabbing the dog to death with a screwdriver, he skinned and cut up the puppy before storing the meat in the fridge in an Italian dressing marinade.
Afterwards, he went online to search for dog meat recipes (I find wedding style dog stew to be quite tasty) and to check if eating dog was illegal in New Mexico.
Martinez freely admitted to deputies what he’d done, claiming the couple didn’t have enough food for themselves and the grandkids that lived there. This claim was denied by his girlfriend, who told investigators there was plenty of food in the house.…
LONGMONT, CO — A Colorado mother jumped from the frying pan into the fire after she ran down a concerned couple who’d called police about her young boy being left in a hot car.
Shannon Dominguez, 43, and her boyfriend, Alan Mason, were leaving the Dollar Tree when they noticed a young boy alone in a locked car in the parking lot and called 911.
“All four windows were rolled up. And it was in the direct sun. It scares the heck out of me. It’s some innocent child might die,” said Dominguez.
As she was on the phone with police, the boy’s mother, 27-year-old Kristina Riddell, approached them and became very angry. She punched Mason before jumping in her car.
Riddell backed her Honda up, hitting Dominguez and running over her leg. She then hit Mason, who went over the hood of the car before grabbing on to Riddell’s door.
“She had her windows down, so I grabbed onto the door. She drug me about 20 feet. I realized she was not going to stop, so I let go.…
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Devante Johnson has been charged with attempted murder after the 18-year-old allegedly tried stabbing a man to death while having sex with him in a Tallahassee cemetery.
Police say Johnson and the victim were having sex in a car at the Oakland cemetery around 11 p.m. when Johnson, “referred to a former boyfriend of (the victim’s) by name and said no one would have to worry about (the victim) anymore,” according to court documents.
Johnson then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim three times in the chest and one time in each arm. The unidentified man was able to kick Johnson out of the car and lock the door.
As Johnson attempted to get back into the car through a partially rolled-down window, the victim sped out of the cemetery and crashed through the cemetery’s fence in the process.
The victim flagged down police, alerting them that he’d been stabbed. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a punctured lung and lacerated liver.…
OZARK, AL – After a four day manhunt, police have captured 44-year-old David Pitts, the man accused of raping a woman and her 8-year-old daughter at knife-point.
Pitts was arrested at a Boynton Beach, Florida hospital without incident after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that he was being treated there.
Four days earlier, Pitts fled from Ozark, Alabama after he was accused of raping a 30-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter. The woman said Pitts lived nearby, but was inside her home when she arrived with her daughter Thursday evening.
He reportedly abducted them at knife point and made the woman drive her car to a secluded location 10 miles away. He then raped the woman at gunpoint and made her daughter watch. After he was finished, he allegedly made the woman watch as he raped her little girl.
Pitts held the mother and daughter until the next morning, at which time he forced the woman to drive to a residential area where he jumped out and ran.…
COLUSA, CA — Here’s a nice lesson for some of you parents out there: Never abduct a teenager to make him apologize for making your kid cry. A couple in California did it, and now they are facing kidnapping and false imprisonment charges.
Frances Sanapaw says her 13-year-old son, Nicholas, was playing near the river at Memorial Grove park with several other kids when he “accidentally” hurt the 6-year-old son of Rebecca and Jose Molina, making the young boy cry.
Witnesses say Rebecca Molina was not pleased with this. She reportedly snatched Nicholas by the shirt and started punching him before leaving the park to get her husband. When she and Jose returned, they chased Nicholas down and forced him into their minivan.
They then drove the teen to their home and forced him inside where they made him get on his knees and apologize to their 6-year-old for upsetting him. That’s about the time police showed up and took the couple into custody.
Rebecca and Jose are now in jail on kidnapping, false imprisonment and child cruelty charges.…
STAMFORD, CT – Police have arrested 39-year-old Leonel Rodriguez after they say he raped his 12-year-old daughter and got her pregnant.
On July 17, the girl’s mother took her to the doctor when she began complaining about cramps. It was soon revealed that the 12-year-old was preggers. The doctor notified the state Department of Children and Families, but the girl would not tell them who had knocked her up.
However, the girl did confide in a relative the next day, telling them that the father of her baby was also the baby’s grandfather. She told her aunt that her father had sexually abused her on several occasions and was the one who got her pregnant.
The relative called police, who immediately took Rodriguez into custody. They could only hold him for 48 hours, so police decided to interview the girl – along with her mother and her aunt – in hopes of getting her to repeat her statements.
They must have gotten the information they needed from the girl, because an arrest warrant was issued for Rodriguez on charges of sexual assault in the first degree and risk of injury to a minor.…
Last Thursday, Millsap took the family collie, “Penny” out for a walk but never returned home. Hours later, a couple jogging along the Macomb Orchard Trail found Penny standing guard over Millsap’s dead body, in a drainage ditch 15 to 20 feet off the trail.
“The dog protected the body, stayed with the body, actually moved in and out,” Armada Police Chief Howard Smith said. “They went by the dog the first time, thinking the dog may be coming after them. When they came back the other way on the trail and the dog was still there that made the people curious.”
Police have not released how Millsap was killed, but have said she was not stabbed or shot. They also stated detectives have interviewed relatives and Millsap’s boyfriend, “but they are not considered suspects in her death.”
Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen April on July 24 to call the state police tip line, 877 616-4677.…