Greenesboro, NC – Here’s one from my neck of the woods. A woman unhappy with her life and upset over the failed relationship between her and her married boyfriend, went on a shooting rampage Sunday leaving three dead, including herself and one of her sons, and four wounded.
Reports are that 36-year-old Mary Ann Holder had been in a four year relationship with a very married Randall Lamb, 40. But this relationship had come to an end, and it had gotten nasty. Both Lamb and his wife, Jennifer, had filed a restraining order against Holder, and Holder had filed one against the Lambs. Holder was also facing a lawsuit as Jennifer was suing her for alienation of affection. In case you didn’t know, in my state a married person can sue the person their spouse had an affair with.
On Sunday things came to an unbelievably selfish end when Holder arranged to meet Lamb in a public parking lot. Once there, Holder shot at Lamb multiple times but only succeeded in hitting him in the shoulder.…Continue Reading
LAS VEGAS, NV – Speaking of hate crimes, Las Vegas police are still looking for a man who shot a couple in an incident they feel was racially motivated. Keep reading, coyotes are involved.
Three weeks ago, a Hispanic couple were on the beach of Lake Mohave using metal detectors when a man walked up to them with a gun, yelled an obscenity, and then began firing. Rosa Castrejon, 42, died immediately but her boyfriend, Leopoldo Cardenas, was struck in the back and paralyzed.
If an asshole turning you into a paraplegic for no reason weren’t bad enough, poor Cardenas’ ordeal wasn’t over yet. His screams for help went unanswered and he had to spend the night on the beach while a pack of friggin’ coyotes circled around him and Castrejon. Luckily he was able to keep them at bay until he was rescued the following morning.
Police initially thought they would apprehend the shooter fairly quickly as they had a pretty good description of him and his vehicle, but much to everyone’s disappointment, the shooter has not been identified and remains at large.…Continue Reading
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — On Sunday, 38-year-old Holly Crayhay went out of this world in the same way I envision Jaded will; in a hail of bullets at the end of a police chase.
Police had tried pulling Crayhay over after she was noticed driving erratically. She stopped for them once, only to pull away. Police eventually did a PIT maneuver, pinning her car against a guardrail.
That’s when Crayhay pulled out a firearm and began shooting at officers. No police were hit, but they returned fire. Crayhay was hit as was a pit bull that had jumped out of her car and charged towards them. The dog was killed at the scene, Crayhay would die later at the hospital.
“It’s unfortunate, but you know, you can’t shoot at the police without having them shoot back at you,” said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.
Reading through some of the comments left on a couple news articles, Crayhay had quite the criminal history, and going by her Facebook postings, some mental issues as well.…Continue Reading
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA – A man sitting in a vehicle with his children died after he accidentally shot himself with his own gun.
Police say the 45-year-old man was sitting in a minivan with his two children while his wife returned a movie to a Redbox. Reports are the man went to unbuckle his seatbelt when he accidentally pulled the trigger of his .40-caliber Glock, shooting himself in the hip.
His wife ran back to the vehicle after she heard a popping noise, and her husband told her he thought he had shot himself. He was right, and possible shredded his femoral artery as by time a Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on the scene a few minutes later, the man had already suffered significant blood loss and was unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
I couldn’t find any details regarding exactly where the man was carrying his firearm, but just going by where he was shot and how it happened, it definitely wasn’t in a holster.…Continue Reading
OCALA, Fla. – The elderly woman who shot into a man’s home after he refused to kiss her has been given two years probation.
We first posted about ol’ Helen Staudinger back in March after she wanted a kiss from her 53-year-old neighbor so bad, she refused to leave his house until she got one. Dwight Bettner has had issues with Staudinger before, the elderly woman saying he was supposed to be her man and had even tried to strangle a woman she thought he was having sex with.
On this occasion, Bettner rebuked Staudinger’s advances and escorted her out of his home. Scorned, Staudinger went to her house, grabbed her .380 semi-automatic handgun and squeezed off four shots at Bettner’s home, one bullet missing Bettner by inches. Staudinger, who told police she was aiming at Bettner’s car, was charged with aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Prosecutors later decided not to pursue the charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. Staudinger has been ordered to stay away from Bettner and is no longer allowed to possess a firearm.…Continue Reading
MARIETTA, GA - Police say a couple popular in the local mixed martial arts fighting scene were found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide.
The father of Mary Ellen Cano, the 32-year-old voted “Female Fighter of the Year” by Georgia Fighters Magazine, walked into the police station to report he’d not heard from his daughter in a couple of days and needed a welfare check conducted.
When police arrived at the home Cano shared with her boyfriend, 28-year-old Wilbur Karl South, they found the couple dead from gunshot wounds. Police told reporters that South shot and killed Cano, then turned the gun on himself after an ongoing domestic dispute.
David Oblas, co-publisher of Georgia Fighters magazine, said the couple had been dating off and on for the last two years. He said they were having problems no different than any other couple and that he was “pretty shocked” when he learned of their deaths.
He described Cano as always smiling and well respected for a girl who punched other girls in the face.…Continue Reading
Clearwater, Florida - Yesterday a jury found a high powered executive for Jabil Circuit guilty of the 2008 shooting deaths of his wife and her lover.
Patrick Evans was in the middle of a divorce from Elizabeth, his wife of three years, when he busted into her Gulfport condo and found his estranged wife naked in the bed with her boyfriend, Gerry Taylor.
A 911 call was made from Elizabeth’s cordless phone, although no one speaks to the operator. In it you can hear Evans arguing with the pair before they are shot to death.
“Get on the bed,” Evans instructs the couple.
“Rick put the gun down. This is ridiculous, I am putting on a robe,” says Elizabeth.
“Get on the bed, Gerry!” Evans yells.
“I’ll sit down if you put down the gun,” Taylor responds.
Taylor is then shot in the throat at close range.
“Help help!” Elizabeth cries.
Then, instead of begging or pleading this asshole for her life, she asks her husband: “Are you out of your fucking mind?”
She is then shot at close range.…Continue Reading
PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – A woman has been accused of shooting and killing four of her family members in an attempt to collect life insurance money.
Police say 48-year-old Susan Hendricks shot her two sons, Marshall Wayne Hendricks, 20, and Matthew Wayne Hendricks, 23, her ex-husband, Mark Wayne Hendricks, 52, and her stepmother, Linda Ann Burns, 64, then tried to stage the crime scene to look as if Matthew had killed the others before turning a gun on himself.
She might have gotten away with it had it not been for
those meddling kids forensic testing that proved otherwise. Well, that and the fact that her statements to police were inconsistent and all four of the dead individuals had named Hendricks as the beneficiary on their life insurance policies for some reason.
Some family members told reporters they suspected Susan Hendricks all along, saying there was no way Matthew would have done something like that. Diane Hendricks was married to Mark Hendricks for seven years and was in court when Susan Hendricks made an appearance.…Continue Reading
SEAL BEACH, Calif. – A man in California entered a salon and opened fire, becoming the person responsible for the largest mass murder in Orange County history.
Reportedly upset over an ongoing custody issue with his young son, 41-year-old Scott Dekraai entered the salon where his ex-wife worked and opened fire. The salon was busy at the time so he didn’t have much of a problem with targets, starting with his ex, Michelle Fournier.
Afterwards, witnesses say he just pretty much shot anyone who moved as people tried to hide or run out of the salon. When there was no one left to shoot inside the salon, Dekraai shot people outside, including one man in a Range Rover.
In total, 8 people have been confirmed dead. Police found six dead inside the salon, including his ex-wife, while a man and a woman died later at the hospital. One woman remains in the hospital in critical condition.
Dekraai was arrested by police about a half mile away without incident or a bra.…Continue Reading
Ridley Township, PA – Here’s my second story today regarding an elderly man shooting some people that also gave me an excuse to use the word “curmudgeon,” a word I never get to use as often as I’d like.
A neighborhood dispute turned fatal Monday when a 72-year-old man shot two of his neighbors, killing one and sending the other to the hospital in critical condition.
James Dellavecchia is described by neighbors as a curmudgeon and self-appointed mayor of the neighborhood, prone to temper tantrums and yelling at kids playing basketball in the street. Lately Dellavecchia had issues with his neighbor, 42-year-old Scott Robins, who was building a shed in his backyard.
Dellavecchia filed multiple complaints with the police, complaining about the level of noise Robins was making while building the shed. According to police, none of these complaints involved physical confrontations or threats of any kind. Nothing was ever done about it because Robins was operating with all the necessary permits and within the hours allowed for such a project.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX - Not much to say about this video as it is pretty self-explanatory, but for those of you who work for Nazi’s and cannot see embedded videos, it shows two men’s attempt to rob a convenience store abruptly interrupted by a clerk with a gun of his own.
Surveillance video captures the two men as they charge into the store armed with a gun. The armed robber shoots a clerk-in-training in the leg while his partner in crime, later identified as 22-year-old Harold Robertson, jumps over the counter and begins rummaging the shelves.
It’s about that time a second clerk grabs a gun off a shelf and shoots back, hitting Robertson twice in the upper body. I can almost hear Benny Hill music as Robertson scrambles back over the counter after getting shot, and I laugh every time I watch it.
Robertson ran to a house across the street and told the homeowner, Gerald Kilpatrick, that he was a victim of a carjacking and had been shot.…Continue Reading
On Sunday, Marcus Trotman shot and killed his wife, 30-year-old Danielle Lorenzo, and his mother-in-law, 56-year-old Linda Scudera, before turning the gun on himself. The asshole did this inside their home in front of Danielle’s 5-year-old daughter, Angelique.
The little girl ran next door to Allison, a woman who lived in an adjoining town home, who called 911. The uncut recording (listen to it here) has been released and I gotta admit that listening to Angelique asking Allison if she could live with her since her family was dead tugged at the heart strings a bit — and I don’t even have one.
A judge is now deciding where to place the girl who is currently in the care of a paternal grandfather. On Tuesday a man attended a court hearing claiming to be the girl’s father and consented to a DNA test.…Continue Reading
Pineville, NC – Police have arrested a teen after he admitted to shooting his father and stepmother to death early Monday morning.
Not long after neighbors reported hearing six gunshots shortly after 2 a.m. Monday morning, 15-year-old Matt Liewald called 911 and said he needed police to come to his home but would not say why.
He would call back a second time telling the dispatcher that he had just shot and killed his father, 43-year-old Christian Hans Liewald and stepmother, 24-year-old Cassie Meghan Buckaloo. He told them that he would wait for police on the street corner.
When police arrived at the home, they would find Matt’s parents dead from gunshot wounds. The teen was picked up a half-mile away and taken to police headquarters were he was charged with murder, armed robbery, and attempted auto theft.
No official word one what the kid’s motive was, but neighbors and family say that Christian ran a strict household and that Matt may have rebelled against his father in the worst way possible.…Continue Reading
BILLINGS, Montana — Investigators say the man who was attacked by a wounded grizzly bear did not die from the mauling, but rather a gunshot from the friend who was trying to save him.
The hunting trip from hell happened on Sept 16 along the Montana-Idaho border where four people had gotten together to hunt some black bear. After splitting into groups of two, 20-year-old Ty Bell shot what he thought was a black bear.
He and his hunting partner, 39-year-old Steve Stevenson, waited around for 15 minutes and began tracking the bear they figured was now dead. They eventually found the bear but unfortunately for the men, the bear was very much alive and wasn’t a black bear at all.
There are only about 45 grizzly bears in the entire 2.4-million acre Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, and Bell happened to shoot one of them.
The grizzly, being pretty pissed off about getting shot, turned on both men and started for Bell. Stevenson, in a heroic attempt to save his friend, began making noise to distract the bear.…Continue Reading
Some of you may remember this story from last week. Rebecca “Becky” Louise Bryan, 52, called 911 and told them that a man had “walked into our living room and he shot my husband in the head.” She also stated that before he left the shooter apologized for killing her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, but that he should have hired him.
When the news was first reporting on Bryan’s murder, some felt were saying that this was a tragic case of mistaken identity. But now police are saying it was all a lie and that Rebecca was the shooter all along.
They figured this out because it seems Rebecca didn’t plan this “kill my husband and blame intruder” scenario very well. For starters, the handgun used to kill her husband was found in the dryer and the handgun’s box was found under the couple’s mattress.…Continue Reading
Police say that 28-year-old Shanla (or Shayla) Jamie Sutherland and her two young children, ages 3 and 5, were inside a minivan being driven by 28-year-old Leah Louise Porter. They were on their way to meet a man in the parking lot of a Rite Aid to sell some prescription drugs.
According to police, as Sutherland and Porter were negotiating the sale with 30-year-old Brandon Schott Donahue, who had pulled up alongside them in the parking lot, the 3-year-old grabbed a loaded shotgun they’d found and fired off a round through the minivan’s roof.
Reports that the child was demanding a fresh Pull-ups® when discharging the weapon have not yet been substantiated. (I’m betting the adults wished they’d been wearing a fresh Pull-ups® - Morbid)
Sutherland immediately pulled her two kids out of Porter’s minivan, who then drove off, and placed them in the backseat of Donahue’s ‘s car before she ran inside the Rite-Aid.…Continue Reading
CONCORD, N.C. – Some patrons inside a North Carolina Lowe’s were treated to a gruesome spectacle yesterday afternoon when a man shot his wife, a Lowe’s employee, then turned the gun on himself.
Witnesses state 31-year-old Por Ye Lor came into the store and got into an argument with his wife, 25-year-old Vivian Xiong, who worked as a cashier.
Lor eventually pulled out a gun and shot Xiong to death before using it to commit suicide.
Police say there were dozens of employees and customers inside the store at the time, but that no one else was injured.
Lor’s brother told reporters he last talked to his brother earlier that day and nothing seemed wrong. He also said both his brother and sister-in-law were from Laos and had three children.
Grief counselors are expected to be at the store today for any employees who need help dealing with what happened to Xiong, a six-year employee of the store.
POOLER, GA – We were contacted by someone asking if we would post about the death of Timothy Moore, the 27-year-old man police say was murdered by three teenagers on Labor Day.
Two women were with their children looking for bugs in the woods when they stumbled across Moore’s corpse. They ran away not knowing if the culprit(s) were still nearby and contacted police.
It was determined that Moore, who lived nearby, had been shot to death at around dusk the previous day. Not long after, police would arrest 17-year-old Nathanial Quinton Betterton (Facebook) and charge him with murder and armed robbery. Last Thursday they would also arrest two 16-year-olds and charge them with murder and armed robbery as well.
Police say the three teens knew Moore and that Betteron lived in a trailer park near Moore’s home. They have not released a motive for killing Moore although going by the charges and comments by family members, money seems to be the motivating factor.
Police say they’re not releasing the names of the two younger teens until they are indicted.…Continue Reading
PINE CITY, Minn. — Police have arrested 16-year-old David Doberstein and charged him with shooting his sleeping stepfather in the head with a revolver.
Police were called to Doberstein’s home early Wednesday morning after he woke up his mother and told her that he thought something was wrong with 41-year-old Mark McKeller, who was sitting in a chair bleeding from his head with his right eye drooping.
McKeller was conscious and talking, but had no clue what the hell was going on or why he was bleeding. Thinking the man may have had a stroke and hit his head, paramedics rushed him to the hospital where a CAT scan would find the reasons behind the man’s injuries. It was in the form of a bullet lodged behind McKeller’s right eye.
When police began asking Doberstein questions, he told them that it was an accident. He told them he was trying to sneak out of the house and the .22 caliber revolver he had taken to scare a dog had accidentally discharged as he was leaving, striking his stepdad in the head.…Continue Reading
Montrose, PA - A Pennsylvania woman resorted to shooting her 36 year-old son in the chest after he allegedly, and completely, lost his shit.
It all started just after midnight on Monday. Police responded to a domestic disturbance and removed 36 year-old Shane Hazlett from his family’s home, telling him not to return. Hazlett went to a friend’s house and, apparently unsatisfied with what had transpired so far, took to facebook with harassment and threats.
There’s very little information on what the initial spat was about, but what happened after Hazlett left the keyboard and ventured back out into the real world makes for one hell of a tale.
Hitching a ride with a friend, Hazlett returned to the house and threatened to kill his family members. Likely stemming from a desire to not be killed, they closed and locked the front door. Hazlett reportedly used a fire extinguisher to smash the front door open and unlock it.
Once inside, Hazlett pulled an Olivia Newton-John and decided to get physical.…Continue Reading