SPRINGFIELD, OR — Police have arrested 38-year-old Jeremy Ringquist after the bodies of his parents were found stuffed inside a freezer at their home.
According to reports, Ringquist had recently moved from Chicago and into the home of his parents, Randy, 63 and Karen, 65, following a divorce and a disability that prevented him from working.
Neighbors described Karen as sweet, but say Randy was a raging alcoholic who verbally abused both Karen and his son. According to Karen’s cousin, Mark Cestaric, the abuse was worse than verbal.
He said Randy was physically and mentally abusive to Karen and, after he moved back home, so was Jeremy. Cestaric said he talked to Karen by phone every week and that the last time he talked to her, on May 22, she said Jeremy had kicked her.
“Karen and her husband, they didn’t get along, he was abusive to her. And then their son moved in and he was also abusive. He’s a 300-pound kid,” Cestaric said. “Her life was miserable and I tried to tell her to get out.…
ROGERSVILLE, TN – Johnny Richards, 33, and Erin Lawson, 32, like to fight, screw each other loudly and stab neighbors for calling the police to complain.
The neighbor unfortunate enough to live next door to this lovely couple, called police to report what he thought was a domestic disturbance of some kind. It turned out the couple were just having sex loud enough that it sounded like they were killing each other.
The neighbor called police once more when the couple started at it again, but this time they were actually fighting. When the police left, the couple went to the neighbor to confront him with a rake. When he opened the door, Richards beat the shit out of him with it, breaking the handle. He then used the broken handle to stab the man in the arm.
A report from responding officer HCSO Cpl. Kenneth Ferguson confirms the neighbor’s story matches his injuries.
“I did observe several lacerations on (the neighbor) consistent with how he stated he was injured. There was blood on the end of the rake handle that was recovered at the scene.…
According to reports, Redmon and the owner of the dog used to date and have a child together. Although they broke up six months ago, the couple still live together in the same home.
On Thursday, the two got into an argument before the ex left for work, leaving his 3-month-old pit bull at the house. While at work the man noticed he had missed three calls from Redmon.
When he called back, she answered and said “Go get yo’ puppy out the oven, (expletive),” before hanging up.
Urbana police investigator Dave Smysor said the man went home to find his oven set at 300 degrees with a chair pushed up against the door. Inside the oven the man found that his puppy had been cooked to death.
Redmon was located, arrested and charged with two felonies; animal torture and aggravated cruelty to animals.…
Baird’s roommate came home from work at 2 am and was let in by the Baird’s 4-year-old daughter. After finding Baird unconscious, she called 911. Paramedics would take Baird to Ben Taub Hospital where she was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma.
The roommate now fears Baird’s young daughter may have witnessed the murder. “I found the baby. The baby is the one who opened the door and let me in. I’m so worried about the baby at this point, because of what she went through and what she saw.”
Earlier that evening Baird had been texting her friend, Jennifer Lester, who confirmed that Baird had been fighting with her ex-boyfriend. Lester asked Baird if her ex had gotten physical with her. She replied with a very short text that simply stated, “Yes. I’m ok.”
Houston Homicide Detectives confirmed that a man with the same name as the ex-boyfriend was found dead the next morning of an apparent suicide.…
KINNEAR, WY – On Friday, 46-year-old Terry Schmuck was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after hitting his estranged wife Cindy in the head with a hatchet. (Insert your own joke about a “hatchet job” here.)
Terry Schmuck got served divorce papers early Thursday morning and didn’t react well. Actually, someone give me an award for understatement already. KCWY13 reported that “[t]he affidavit says Terry cut the telephone wires with the hatchet before forcefully entering the home and striking his estranged wife in the head. It was then that the victim asked to be taken to the hospital when terry [sic] took her.”
Your language lesson of the day: “The Latin adverb sic (“thus”; in full: sic erat scriptum, “thus was it written”) inserted immediately after a quoted word or passage, indicates that the quoted matter has been transcribed exactly as found in the source text, complete with any erroneous or archaic spelling, surprising assertion, faulty reasoning, or other matter that might otherwise be taken as an error of transcription.” Thanks, Wikipedia!…
AUBURN, ME – Three decades ago, 66-year-old John Lane was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter by cooking her in an oven. Now a federal judge says that Lane should seek a new trial.
On the night of October 27, 1984, John Lane, then 37, was living with 30-year-old Cynthia Palmer and Palmer’s two daughters. 4-year-old Angela Palmer and 5-year-old Sarah.
That night, Lane beat and tortured Angela before forcing her into an oven and wedged a chair against the door so she could not get out. Lane then turned the heat up as high as it could go as Angela screamed, “Let me out, Daddy, let me out!”
It was the smell and smoke of Angela’s cooked body that eventually led police to the apartment and discover Angela’s smoldering body after tracing the source of the smoke and opening the oven.
Lane would end up charged with murder while Angela’s mother would be charged with manslaughter. She would later be acquitted because, according to her, she had overdosed the night of Angela’s murder and was not aware of what had happened.…
BAKER, FL – Nicole Parker, 30, was arrested for attempting to murder her husband by slitting his throat with a pocket knife.
Nicole Parker was in a truck driving around with her husband, 35-year-old Jerald Parker, and her ex-husband, when she and Jerald started arguing.
Jerald stopped to piss, at which point Nicole and her ex took off in the truck. Jerald walked home, making it there just before midnight. When get got there, Nicole and her ex were waiting and a fight started between Jerald and Nicole’s ex-husband.
During the fight, Nicole came up behind Jerald, pulled his head back with her left hand, and used a folding knife to slit his throat. As if that wasn’t enough, she then stabbed him under his left arm.
Jerald began bleeding, as one who has just had his throat slit by a crazy woman does, and Nicole then took off leaving Jerald to bleed to death.
Luckily for Jerald, his family was able to stop him from hemorrhaging by applying pressure to his wounds.…
On Last Friday, Treaster and her boyfriend arrived at the Mount Nittany Medical Center to treat injuries the elderly man had received after being assaulted. Police were called to the hospital where the man would tell them a person he did not know entered his home and assaulted him.
He was in the hospital for two days to treat lacerations to the head and finger that needed stitches, an injury to his genitals and a minor brain bleed. When he was released, he met with police at his home and told them who really kicked his ass.
The man told them that his assailant was actually Treaster, his girlfriend. He said she flew into a jealous rage and slapped him in the face before throwing things through the house and punching him in the face.
He said he tried running from Treaster but she tackled him in the garage and climbed on top of him.…
NORTH NAPLES, FL – Four years ago we reported on Christopher Serna, the psycho who decapitated his new girlfriend and pinned her nipples to a door. On Friday he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Last year Serna’s defense attorney was talking about using the insanity defense, which is rarely used despite what television and movies will have you believe, and barring the gruesome crime scene photos from being seen by potential jurors.
I guess they changed their mind and figured a plea deal and a half-century behind bars was the best they were ever gonna get for their client.
“This saved the family from having to relive the case and hear again what he did to her,” said Samantha Syoen, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. “In many people’s eyes, this is virtually a life sentence.”
I can sort of understand the family of Suzane Bishop agreeing to the deal and not rehashing the details of Bishop’s murder in court, complete with crime scene photos, as they were pretty horrific.…
Police say that on Saturday, the 39-year-old killed 24-year-old Cecelia Woods, 3-year-old Keyon Jackson and 2-year-old James Jackson Jr. Afterwards, he contacted people to confess what he had done and his plans to kill himself.
“Just prior to his own death, Jackson Sr. contacted numerous people, confessing that he had killed Woods and the children, and his intention to kill himself,” state police said in a statement. “He also posted a suicide note on the refrigerator door.”
He wasn’t lying, and he made good on his word. When police arrived at the mobile home, they found Jackson hanging by his neck from a dog-lead cable that was attached to a TV antenna just outside the front door.
Inside they would find Woods dead in one bedroom, and the two children dead on a mattress in another bedroom.
A medical examiner would conclude Woods and her two children had all been strangled to death with the same metal dog lead Jackson used to hang himself with.…
HANOVER, MD — Police are looking for 24-year-old Bhadreshkumar Patel after they say he beat his wife to death inside a Dunkin Donuts where they both worked.
Police were called to the all-night Dunkin Donuts on Arundel Mills Boulevard after a customer walked in at around 11 p.m. Sunday and found that there were no employees.
When police arrived, they found 21-year-old Palak Patel lying dead in the kitchen. Evidence collected at the scene linked the murder to Patel’s husband, who also worked with her at the store. Police say he hit his wife multiple times with an object and then fled on foot.
An arrest warrant was issued for Patel, who has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and other charges. Police are still looking for him and are warning the public that he is dangerous.
“Don’t harbor him, don’t assist him in any way, shape or form,” said police spokesperson Justin Mulcahy, who added the couple had at least one prior contact with police for a domestic incident in December.…
JEMISON, AL – Authorities charged Eric “Heath” Price with murder after he shot and killed his wife inside a doctor’s office before turning the gun on himself.
Leaj Price, 24, got into a a domestic situation with her husband that got so bad she felt the need to run from the home and to a doctor’s office next door. She was frantically trying to get in while screaming for someone to call the police.
Dr. Jay Patel went to the main entrance and found Leaj struggling with her husband, 26-year-old Eric “Heath” Price. “He wouldn’t let go of her hand and he just stood at the doorway,” Patel adds.
Patel said Eric Price threatened him with a gun, so he locked a dozen other patients and employees in a back room. “Before anything could happen, I heard a pop then I heard her stop screaming,” Patel says.
After shooting Leaj in the head, Eric walked back to the couple’s rental home next door and staged a standoff with police that lasted several hours.…
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Police say that 100-year-old Michael Juskin hacked his sleeping wife to death with an ax, becoming one of the oldest people ever accused of homicide, before killing himself with a knife.
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said late Sunday night, used an ax to murder 88-year-old Rosalia Juskin as she slept. Afterwards, he went into a bathroom and killed himself with a knife. Their bodies were found by a family member Monday morning.
Molinelli said Michael and Rosalia Juskin had a “history of domestic issues,” while family members have said that Michael suffered from dementia. “Sometimes he was lucid and sometimes he wasn’t,” the family member said.
Neighbors say they would often see Michael walking his dog and Rosalia tending her garden, but that they “kept to themselves.” Teresa Communicates said she spoke with Rosalia on occasion but that Michael “wasn’t the type to converse.”
Authorities are still investigating, but have yet to determine a motive for the murder-suicide. If there is a silver lining to this cloud, it’s that Michael Juskin may be the oldest person accused of murder.…
LOWER MORELAND, PA – Police say that the teenage son of Chris and Nicole Peppelman found the couple dead inside the family’s home, both reportedly mutilated by a chainsaw.
At around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the boy discovered the mutilated bodies of his parents and called 911. First responders, police, and Montgomery County detectives arrived on the property and found Chris, 48, and Nicole, 43, dead inside the home.
According to investigators, Nicole had suffered severe cuts, which appear to have been inflicted by a chainsaw. At this point, police are only classifying Nicole’s death as a murder and say that Chris’s death is being investigated.
“The death of the female seems to be an apparent homicide. However, the investigation is continuing,” said Kevin Steele, First Assistant District Attorney for Montgomery County. “This is preliminary at this point.”
Friends who knew the couple had nothing but great things to say about the couple, but a neighbor said the marriage was in trouble, and that Nicole had moved out of the home with their three sons.…
BATON ROUGE, LA – Police have arrested 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes after they say he shot his 18-year-old son in the ass during an argument over orange juice.
Dukes and his son got into an argument on Sunday about having no orange juice that led to the teenager breaking a vase.
In response, Dukes grabbed a handgun and chased his son out of the house and down the street, firing several times. His son was hit once in the ass and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, say police.
Dukes was arrested and placed in the parish prison on counts of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon.
Some people just take their food seriously, man. A couple of months ago a 14-year-old stabbed his older brother to death over a soft drink and a bag of chips, and last year a man choked the shit out of his cookie eating roommate.…
LEXINGTON, KY – Zachary Shelton is facing some pretty serious charges after the 29-year-old was accused of duct-taping his wife before drawing male genitalia on her face – and even getting their young son to draw on her back.
According to Georgetown police, Shelton’s ex-wife was visiting their son on Sunday when Shelton bound her hands and feet with duct-tape. During the 20 minutes she was restrained, the woman said Shelton drew dicks on her face and forearm, and had their son draw a tattoo on her back.
She also said he slapped her belly, ripped her underwear, and suffered rug burns from Shelton dragging her across the floor.
The police report states that Shelton admitted that he helped his son duct-tape his ex-wife, but “it was all in good fun and there was no ill intent to his actions.” The report also states that investigating officers found a photo of the woman duct-taped.
Zachary Shelton was arrested and charged with kidnapping-adult, fourth-degree assault-domestic violence, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and harassment with physical contact.…
PRETORIA – Police in South Africa have arrested 32-year-old Alexander Forba after he used his three-day-old baby as a club to beat the child’s mother.
According to reports, Forba got into an argument with his girlfriend regarding him actually being the newborn’s father. The argument escalated to the point that Forba allegedly grabbed the baby by the legs and used her as a club to beat his girlfriend.
He then dropped the baby on the floor and continued attacking his girlfriend until witnesses arrived and intervened. The woman grabbed the baby and fled to a nearby gas station to call for help.
Paramedics arrived to find the infant wrapped in a towel and drowning in her own vomit and the mother with an injury to her forehead. The mother and the baby were rushed to the hospital where the infant was pronounced dead on arrival.
Forba was arrested and is now facing murder and assault charges. He was ordered to remain behind bars until he returns to court next week.…
HOUMA, LA – Police have accused Richey Kiffe of suffocating four of his girlfriend’s Chihuahua puppies and cutting off the head of her favorite.
Kiffe and his ex-girlfriend, 37-year-old Suzanna Guthrie, have been broken up for a couple of weeks, but the split has not gone smoothly. Guthrie has already filed a restraining order against the 52-year-old and has been temporarily living with a neighbor.
Last week, the pair got into another argument regarding the lease and the care of Guthrie’s four Chihuahua puppies. Guthrie went to a neighbor’s to avoid having another fight with Kiffe, but returned to the home after Kiffe would not return her texts.
When she went back to the home, she was greeted with a horrifying sight. Right there, on the front doorstep of the home, was the decapitated head of her favorite Chihuahua puppy.
“Boom, looking at you right there,” said a neighbor. “A little puppy head about that big, dude. The head, it was clean cut, washed, everything.”
Inside the home, under a couch, were the remaining three puppies.…