OSSINING, NY – A high school teacher from upstate New York spent Friday night on a jail cot instead of his wedding bed after being charged with raping a 16-year-old student. Does that count as missing an important engagement?
The teacher, John M. Azabache, was arrested after the girl’s family contacted police, and surrendered at Ossining Town Court on Friday afternoon. According to the girl, the couple allegedly had sexual relations twice between March and July, although not on school property.
Azabache pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape and posted $50,000 bail. At his arraignment, Justice Nancy Quinn Koba asked Azabache whether he understood the order of protection she was issuing to keep him away from his alleged victim, the would’ve-been bride, Amanda Rae DeLuccia and two members of her family. “They are witnesses to events after the fact,” Koba said of DeLuccia and the relatives named.
Defense lawyer Tony Castro said Azabache’s wedding to DeLuccia, originally scheduled for Friday, was canceled. Gee, ya think? The attorney would not say whether the cancellation had anything to do with his client’s criminal charges.…
Austell, GA – Andrew Pride has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of whipping a toddler’s genitals.
On Wednesday, a jury found Pride guilty of first-degree child cruelty for repeatedly beating the 22-month-old boy who did not want to be potty trained back in August 2012. The whipping to the boy’s genitals caused bleeding and welt marks, prosecutors said.
“This wasn’t an accident. This was malicious,” said Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring. “And it was all because of potty training. Mr. Pride struck a 22-month-old baby in the groin multiple times because he wouldn’t pee in the potty. This man’s actions are the definition of malice.”
It was also revealed during the trial that Pride had allegedly encouraged an older child to say that they were the wone responsible for beating the toddler.
For a man who could whip a kid’s dick and then try to get another kid to take the blame, he got off pretty lucky. He could have gotten 20 years in prison.…
Athens, TN – A woman in Tennessee shot and killed her abusive husband minutes after he was released from jail where he’d been locked up for threatening to kill her and their children.
Last Saturday, police were called after Robert Marshall threatened to kill his wife, Melissa Marshall, and their children. Police were informed that Marshall was irate, suicidal and armed with a gun.
Police would find Marshall in his car outside of a local motel armed with a gun and in possession of a variety of prescription pills. Marshall was arrested and taken to jail where deputies learned Melissa had filed an order of protection against him that hadn’t been served.
“When they found out there was an order, they went to her residence, got her copy, made a copy and then served him off of that. So we made sure that once we got it, he was going to be served,” said Sheriff Guy.
A couple of hours later, Marshall was released from jail with explicit instructions not to go near his wife.…
Police and Fire responded were called to the apartment of Anthony Gideika and Jennifer Nelson at approximately 1:45 a.m. Monday and found Chase Gideika was not breathing and had minor bruising around his forehead.
The child was taken to the hospital where doctors found Chase was suffering bruising to his head and genital areas, internal head trauma, a skull fracture and internal bleeding.
Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall said the child’s brain was so damaged and swollen that it “lost all its architecture.” She added that doctors determined Chase had been shaken violently on more than one occasion during the past 48 hours, had been slammed to the ground and had injuries consistent with being kicked or kneed in the genitals.
Police first became suspicious of Gideika after seeing how he was “manhandling” Chase’s twin brother while preparing to go to the hospital.…
Here, Now – Thanks to Athena for helping me host another Pulpit of Doom Podcast last night, as well as all of you who showed up to chat live while we were on air. That’s one of the best crowds of people we’ve had in awhile.
In last night’s episode, we began with my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have donated to the site over the last few days – no matter the amount. My goal was to get an entire year of server costs paid for, and within 3 short days, we’re halfway there.
As a site owner\writer, nothing fuels me more than a good ego-stroking and knowing I’ve created a site people like enough to donate money to. I still hate asking for dough, but my pride was a hell of a lot easier to swallow when washed down with the notes of encouragement I’ve received. You guys are the best, I don’t care what your friends and family say about you.
Ok, enough of that sappy shit.…
SAXONBURG, PA – A 35-year-old man has been accused of dousing his then-girlfriend’s 7-year-old son with a flammable liquid before his 15-year-old son set the boy on fire.
According to the criminal complaint, Edward B. Myers and his 15-year-old, and 11-year-old sons repeatedly shot the boy with pellet-type guns soon after the boy’s mother left the home on May 25.
Myers then threw something from the kitchen stove into the boy’s eyes before dousing the kid’s shirt with nail polish remover when he went to the bathroom to wash his eyes out. He then used his cell phone to film the boy burning after his older son set him on fire.
The boy told police, “None of the Myers called anyone to help him, and ‘it seemed like hours’ before his mother came back and took him to the hospital.”
The boy was taken to the hospital for third-degree burns on his face and chest, as well as welts on his forehead. Myers was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.…
JACINTO CITY, TX – A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his mother to death in her own bed because he was tired of being abused.
Police say 31-year-old Laura Moreno’s teenage son went into some kind of psychotic state and stabbed her to death as she slept in her bed. Afterwards he called his aunt to tell her what he’d done. She arrived at the home shortly after 3 a.m., found Laura dead in her bed, then called 911.
Witnesses told police they saw the teen running from the home screaming shortly before paramedics arrived. He allegedly told family members that he stabbed his mother to death because he was tired of her verbal and physical abuse, particularly when she’d been drinking.
“He just snapped,” said Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala. “And the next thing he observed was that he had stabbed her and was removing the knife.”
Ayala described Laura’s wounds as defensive wounds, saying she was stabbed at least 10 times. …
Brenham, TX – A 19-year-old college student died last Saturday after she panicked and swallowed an unknown amount of meth during a traffic stop.
Madeleine Gene Richardson was in a car that got pulled over for speeding at 2:45 p.m. Friday on U.S. 290 near Brenham. During the stop. officers found drug paraphernalia and small amount of marijuana. Richardson and the driver, 20-year-old Gary Keife, were charged with a misdemanor while a third female passenger was released.
By time police arrived at the Washington County Jail, Richardson wasn’t doing so well. She looked ill and had started to shake. “They asked what she took, and she admitted to swallowing a baggie of meth,” said Chief Deputy Jay Petrash of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
An ambulance was called and Richardson was rushed to Scott & White Hospital-Brenham. She was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The sheriff’s office reported the death to the Texas Rangers, which by law investigates all fatalities that occur while someone is in custody.
Richardson was not searched at the traffic stop, as no female officer was present, but her bag was removed and she was placed in handcuffs.…
PHOENIX, AZ — Police in Arizona have arrested a man who threw up on a dog, then shot the dog’s owner and two children.
According to police, a 41-year-old man was walking his dog in the courtyard of the Casa Mia Apartments when 22-year-old Anthony Jamar Houston leaned over a second-floor balcony and puked on the man’s dog.
An argument between the two men ensued, but the dog’s owner realized he done goofed when Houston began pursuing him, and made a hasty retreat back to his own apartment.
“It appears that he may have actually seen that the suspect had a weapon because something motivated him to get inside of that apartment as quickly as possible when the suspect started walking along the landing,” said Phoenix Police spokesperson James Holmes.
The victim almost made it to safety, but Houston pulled his gun and opened fire on the victim as he tried to get inside his apartment, hitting him several times. The victim’s 14-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old boy, both of whom were in the living room, were wounded by stray bullets.…
SPARTA, MI – Police arrested 19-year-old David Steiger after his newborn boy was found with 19 broken bones.
Not a lot of details regarding how police were alerted to Steiger, but he was taken into custody on July 2. Reports state Steiger admitted he pushed his 20-day-old son’s leg until he heard a “pop” sound. According to police, that sound was the baby’s femur and tibia breaking. Steiger also admitted his son fell off the couch while he watching him.
A medical examination would reveal the baby had suffered more abuse than the two instances Steiger admitted to, unless the couch was at the top of a long flight of stairs. The baby was found with a total of 19 broken bones.
Steiger admitted that he, and not his wife, may be to blame for his son’s injuries but can’t say for sure because he “blacked out”. Steiger was officially charged with first degree child abuse on July 5. A neighbor told reporters that there were warning signs in the days before Steiger was arrested.…
LAKE WORTH, FL – A Florida woman has been arrested after she allegedly attacked her mother on July 4 and removed both of her mother’s eyeballs with a knife.
No details have been released regarding what sparked the fight between 34-year-old Ferna Quesner and her mother, but police became involved after an anonymous caller informed them that Quesner was “beating her mother with a white pole.”
When deputies arrived at the home, they found Ferna “covered in blood” and her mother, 59-year-old Blonia Quesner, suffering from bleeding in her brain, a broken nose and two broken forearms. Oh yeah, her eyeballs were found “on the kitchen floor near a knife and a large pool of blood,” according to the probable cause affidavit.
“I don’t want to go to prison,” Ferna allegedly told the deputies while pointing toward her unconscious mother. “I was trying to kill the cat and she is the cat,” she added.
Quesner, who suffers from an unknown mental disability, allegedly beat her mother with a lamp pole and barbell weight before using a knife to carve out her eyes.…
OTHELLO, WA – A fifth-grade teacher in the small community of Othello has been accused of molesting one her 10-year-old male students.
The school district began an investigation on May 30 after receiving information from another teacher that Davis was engaging in activities that were “inappropriate or at least unprofessional,” said George Juarez, Othello School District superintendent. To be more specific, the 48-year-old married mother of three has been accused of molesting the boy in her 5th grade Scootney Springs Elementary classroom, and taking him to the movies alone.
The student would later confirm Davis touched him inappropriately both on campus and off, and Davis was placed on leave. She resigned weeks later, on June 18, before the investigations by the district and police were completed. Police investigated the allegations for a month before handing their findings over to the Adams County Prosecutor. “We did refer it up as a child molestation case in the 1st degree. That’s what the information supports,” says Chief Steve Dunnagan.
The Prosecutor’s Office will now look at the information they’ve received and decide if there’s enough evidence to charge Davis with two counts of first-degree child molestation. …
FLORIDA – Police in Florida have arrested two teens and two young adults in connection to a week long shooting spree that left two people dead. The youngest of the accused, 15-year-old Konrad Schafer, shot another teen because he thought it would be fun.
Police had been working around the clock trying to determine who was responsible for a rash of shootings that mostly targeted homes and parked cars in the county. Bullet casing left at the scenes had investigators convinced they were dealing with the same gun in all of the incidents.
The shootings appeared to stop on July 2, the day police arrested a man in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred within 1,000 feet of where 17-year-old David Guerrero was fatally shot on June 26 while waiting for a bus to take him to work. The man was described as a person of interest in Guerrero’s death, but that is no longer the case thanks to some solid police work and a group of murdering morons.…
Ada OK – Back in March we reported on 28-year-old Christie Harris, the woman arrested on drug charges later found to have a loaded revolver hidden in her snatch, and 25 grams of meth in her ass. A judge recently sentenced her to 25 years in prison.
Harris was initially arrested with another woman after cops spotted them inside a vehicle parked outside a closed restaurant. Cops searched the vehicle and found meth, drug paraphernalia, a pistol, and a loaded magazine inside. Harris and the other women were both arrested and taken into custody.
While at the lockup, Harris was instructed to change out of her clothes so she could be checked for contraband. Harris refused to lower her underwear, stating “she was on her period and did not want to.” When Harris finally complied, Officer Kathy Unbewust found that Harris was giving birth to a firearm.
“I observed at that time a wooden and metal item sticking out from her vagina area,” reported Officer Unbewust, who added that she “pulled the item from her vagina, and found it to be a 5 shot revolver with rounds in the chamber.”
That’s not all Harris was hiding.…
WESTWOOD, MA — Police have arrested a woman who they say lost her freakin’ mind and attacked her 9-year-old daughter with a set of electric hedge clippers.
Investigators say 39-year-old Maureen Mullin attacked one of her two daughters inside their home around 5 a.m. Monday. The girl suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries because Mullin’s husband saw what was happening and “interceded in the struggle and prevented further harm from occurring to himself and the two children at the home,” police said.
Mullin was also injured during the attack and was taken to the hospital where she was arraigned in her hospital bed. She is due in court next week where she will face charges of mayhem, attempted murder and assault and battery on a child.
“They are just cute little girls that always seem to be smiling always seem to have good time,” one neighbor said. “What do you hope for in a situation like this? Other than maybe get some answers. But, even once you have the answers what is that really going to do?”
Police Chief Jeffrey Silva stated that violent crimes are not something you see in WWestwood, but pointed out that domestic violence is immune to geography.…
CLINTON, SC – This happened last week, but it doesn’t seem like a lot of people are covering it. Six people in South Carolina have been charged after 19-year-old Emily Anna Asbill was strangled to death by her 29-year-old boyfriend.
A couple of weekends ago, Michael Beaty Jr. showed up to his stepfather’s home with Asbill unconscious in his car. Beaty’s step-dad called 911, but Asbill would be pronounced dead at the hospital. The Laurens County Coroner’s Office says Asbill died of asphyxiation due to strangulation.
Beaty had an on-again, off-again relationship with Asbill, who was the daughter of a South Carolina Law Enforcement (SLED) Agent.
Police would learn that earlier that night, Asbill accompanied Beaty and 30-year-old William Alexander to a party where the adults there supplied Asbill with alcohol and drugs. After leaving the party, Beaty, Alexander and Asbill reportedly drove around for an hour before ending up at Beaty’s stepfather’s home with an unconscious Asbill.
There have been no details on what happened between Beaty and Asbill within that hour, but police charged Beaty with Asbill’s murder and charged Alexander with accessory after the fact for trying to cover up the crime, Clinton Public Safety Chief Robin Morse during a press conference.…
LAPORTE COUNTY, IN – A man died inside the home he broke into after the homeowner shot him once in the chest.
At around 9:15 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s department received a phone call from a homeowner who informed them he had just shot a man who had broke into his home. When police arrived at the home they found the “extremely upset” homeowner and the suspect, 23-year-old Jason Rabe, dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The homeowner told police that he was sleeping when he was awoke by the sound of breaking glass. After arming himself with a pistol he went to investigate and encountered Rabe, who was armed with a hatchet. The two exchanged words and got into a a physical altercation that ended when the homeowner shot Rabe and the bullet ruptured Rabe’s heart.
Police say the suspect arrived at the home on a moped with the intent of breaking into it and had entered the home after breaking a rear window. The homeowner says he does not know Rabe, who police believe chose the home because it is hidden by woods.…
Orlando, FL – A 21-year -old has been arrested after sending his father to the hospital in critical condition with a single punch, moments after learning his father was having an affair.
Taylor Harris was with his mother and father eating dinner at an Orlando Dave and Buster’s restaurant. They were on a vacation from Mississippi and Taylor had just learned his father was cheating on his mother. An already angered Taylor became even more agitated when he saw his dad was receiving text messages from his lover while they were eating dinner.
Taylor stormed out of the restaurant, yelling behind him that his father better not follow him into the parking lot. Taylor’s mother would later tell police that she urged her husband to follow Taylor outside to find out why he was so upset.
When father and son met in the parking lot, an argument ensued. When Taylor’s father turned to walk away, Taylor swore, pushed his dad and hit him once in the face. According to the police report, a witness stated, “When the victim fell and hit the concrete she could hear the victim’s head hit the concrete three car lengths away.”
As his father lay in the parking lot, Taylor went back in the restaurant crying and told his mother he left the restaurant to cool off but his dad “got in his face and would not leave him alone.”
Meanwhile, out in the parking lot, a medic and his registered EMT wife, arrived for dinner and saw the man lying motionless.…