Sandycreek Township, PA – Zachary James Proper has been charged with killing his paternal grandparents because he says they had called his mother a whore and were “speaking poorly about her.” He was arraigned today as an adult. He has reportedly admitted to committing the murders.
Apparently, Proper’s parents were worried that their son had gotten high and drunk and stolen his grandparents’ car, but I’m imagining they didn’t suspect a double-murder was in the mix. Though Proper lived ten miles away in Oil City, he was accustomed to spending a fair amount of time with the Frosses in their home.
On Monday night, police found Dorothy Fross, 67, and George Fross, 69, dead in their house when they followed up on a well-being check requested by their son, Zachary Proper’s father. Both had been shot.
An affidavit asserts that, on Sunday, Proper used bolt cutters to break into a gun safe in his grandparents’ home, taking a handgun. His grandmother was home, but his grandfather was out at the store. …
St. Petersburg, FL – Donnie McLendon, 26, was taken to the hospital on Saturday morning suffering from a gunshot wound to the head he sustained during a game of Russian Roulette.
McLendon and two friends, Daniel McKee and Thomas Rady, were reportedly drinking, smoking weed, and playing
Polish Russian Roulette with a 44-caliber handgun loaded with a single bullet. A 44? That’s playing for keeps, yo.
The victim was the third participant to take his turn. When he pulled the trigger, statistical probability became his absolute worst enemy.
Police arrived at the scene and noted a trail of blood leading to the exterior of the home. McKee’s girlfriend, who had been sleeping in another room at the time of the
idiocy incident, told cops that McLendon had been taken to the hospital.
McKee and Rady originally told officers that an interloper had entered the house and shot McLendon in the head, dropping the weapon on his way out the door. They probably thought better of their implausible story, however, and came clean about their friendly game of “watch your buddy commit suicide.”
McLendon remains in critical condition. …
Sometime around 1 a.m. Thursday, Jeffrey Giuliano got a call from his sister, who lives next door, informing him that she thought someone was trying to break into her home.
Armed with a handgun, Giuliano walked over to investigate and encountered someone in his sister’s driveway wearing a ski mask and brandishing a knife. Giuliano shot and killed the masked suspect when they made a move towards him.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Giuliano sitting in the grass and the suspect’s dead body lying sprawled in the driveway. Police lifted up the mask and revealed the suspect to be Giuliano’s 15-year-old son, Tyler Giuliano. Early reports stated Giuliano had removed the mask and realized he had shot his son before police arrived, but those reports turned out to be incorrect.
“He didn’t know it was his son. … We made the identification.” State Police spokesman Lt. …
Farmington, UT – Michael Selleneit, 54, a man who allegedly shot his neighbor, 41-year-old Tony Pierce, in October 2011, has been found fit to stand trial on charges of attempted murder and illegally possessing a firearm. Selleneit claims he acted in self-defense, and seems to be leaning toward sticking with a “not guilty” plea.
Selleneit reportedly not only believes that his wife has been “telepathically raped” by Pierce on numerous occasions, but that guitarist Eddie Van Halen sometimes visits him “in his mind” to “help him out.” In addition, he is apparently under the impression that Pierce had been having sex parties with his wife since the 90’s, and that he controls her mind with crack cocaine.
However, the telepathic message that finally prompted Selleneit to put a bullet in Pierce’s back was “We’re having a sex party tonight. There will be cocaine. If you don’t come, I’ll kill you.” Let it be noted that the spelling of “come” potentially changes the meaning of this threat to a significant degree. Pierce eventually recovered from his bullet wound, but may be left with a lingering prejudice against mentally ill white trash.…
Rockland County, NY – Eugene Palmer, 74, is accused in the shooting death of his daughter-in-law, Tammy Palmer, 39, effectively ending a protracted battle that had been going on for weeks. He disappeared soon after the shooting. Monday’s search yielded nothing of significance, but the hunt continued yesterday.
Tammy Palmer had taken out an order of protection against her husband, John, forbidding him from entering the home where she was living with their two children; a property owned by Eugene Palmer. This apparently sparked an intense dispute between Eugene and Tammy, who had been reportedly harassing each other for some time.
Last week, Eugene and Tammy had a fight in which Tammy went after Eugene with a log, threatening to strike him. Eugene also is believed to have tried to punch Tammy during the altercation.
Violet Pannirello, Tammy’s mother, says she doesn’t believe her daughter ever thought that her father-in-law would attempt to kill her.
On Monday, Eugene Palmer reportedly made another appearance at the home and shot Tammy Palmer in the chest. …
Killeen, TX – Patrick Meyers, 27, a military specialist stationed at Fort Hood, reportedly shot his friend in the eye while attempting to scare away his hiccups.
Meyers and his unidentified 22-year-old friend, also a soldier, were drinking and watching football on Sunday night when the younger one came down with a case of the hiccups. Now, we all probably know of at least five different supposed cures for the hiccups. The one it seems Meyers attempted to employ was the “scare” method; often an effective one in my experience.
Meyers allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim, thinking it contained dummy rounds, and pulled the trigger. It actually contained live rounds and, as we all probably know instinctively, actual bullets to the head are not only a cure for the hiccups, but also for life.
Police received a call at 10:04. When they arrived, the victim was bleeding profusely. He was taken to Skylark Field so he could be airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, but he died on the way. …
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. – A teenager in Florida became so enraged that three of his friends refused to smoke synthetic marijuana that he shot all of them with a pellet gun.
Three boys told police they were hanging out at a home with 15-year-old Tybreel Bentley when Bentley started smoking that synthetic weed bullshit. When Bentley offered it to the other three boys, they all refused to partake.
When Bentley kept insisting, one of the teens smacked the joint out of Bentley’s hand. At that point, Bentley reportedly walked out of the room and returned with a pellet gun that he used to open fire on the three teens.
I’d understand getting pissed if someone knocked a tray of coke out of their hands, or purposely smashed a bong loaded with Danko’s Strain of the Week, but we’re talking about some crap you can get in a convenience store, for Cthulhu’s sake.
Regardless, for a whiny, synthetic weed smoker, Bentley was a pretty good shot — hitting the three boys nine times.…
SPANAWAY, WA — A man turned himself into police after his wife and 11-year-old daughter were found shot to death in their home.
Dean Holmes, 40, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder after he walked into a police station and admitted to killing his wife, 41-year-old Kristi Holmes, and daughter, 11-year-old Violet Holmes.
After confessing, police were dispatched to his home and could see that Dean was telling the truth when they looked through the window of the master bedroom and saw the lifeless bodies of Kristi and Violet.
Dean told police that at around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, he shot Kristi as she was sleeping. He then woke up Violet and a friend of hers who had spent the night. They got into a car and Dean dropped off Violet’s friend at her house. He then drove around with Violet for a bit before pulling over and shooting her as she slept in the backseat. Then, with his dead daughter still in the backseat, he went to McDonald’s to get some food because, you know, nothing gets you hankerin’ for an Egg McMuffin like a bit of familicide.…
Oregon City, OR – I love cats, mainly because they can be really vindictive bastards sometimes. Unlike the lion’s share of dogs (nudge nudge), cats almost invariably require you to earn their affections over long periods before gracing you with their acceptance. They’re distrustful predators who will bite the ones they love at the slightest provocation too. In short, they’re awesome.
Lisa Nunes, 54, former Oregon City police lieutenant, learned these facts in spades on June 23rd when her husband, Thomas, 61, upset with his wife’s apparent sexting with a younger male, conferred with his feline friends about what to do. As it turns out, they apparently told him to get a gun and fire it a foot from his wife’s head while she slept. See? I told you they were a-holes.
Just in case you’re thinking that the marital troubles between the Nunes was a new development at the time of the shooting, let’s rewind the clock to 1995, when Mr. Nunes decided, after a day of heavy drinking, to grab several of his wife’s handguns and a bullet-resistant vest for a bit of random shooting. …
Phoenix, AZ – Rebekah Mellon, 31, was arrested on July 31st in the shooting death of her husband, 46-year-old Donald Mellon Jr. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, and now reports indicate that there is actual video of the murder taking place. She is currently facing first-degree murder charges with bond set at $1 million, $1 million less than what prosecutors were suggesting.
There are a great number of things we don’t know about the relationship between Rebekah Mellon and her husband. What we do know is that they are no strangers to domestic violence, although their previous incidents never resulted in any arrests. Court documents also indicate that there is evidence that Ms. Mellon is an alcoholic.
Police responding to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance reportedly had to kick the door of the Mellon residence in to obtain entry at around 10 PM on the night of the shooting. When they entered the house, they say they found Ms. Mellon sitting on the couch with a handgun beside her, wedged between the cushions. …
Police say that on Saturday, 66-year-old John Wise went to visit is wife of 45 years, Barbara Wise, who was in critical condition at Akron General Medical Center. She had been admitted there after emergency personnel responded to the Wises’ home on July 28. No details on what her condition was, but reports are that for the last few days she was in an “extremely disabled state.”
As John stood by his wife’s hospital bed he removed a handgun he had brought with him and shot his wife. He immediately surrendered to hospital security and was later taken to jail on a charge of attempted aggravated murder.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that in John Wise’s mind, the motive was to end his wife’s suffering,” Captain Zampelli said.
They did not charge him with a more serious murder charge because at the time he was charged, Barbara was not dead.…
Kevin Kemp, 20, says he was chatting with the family friend on Xbox Live when the discussion turned into an argument. The argument was not about a game, but rather a longstanding feud between the two. Fighting words were exchanged and Kemp told the teen to jump if he was feeling froggy.
“I’m like, ‘Bro, if want to do this, come over to my house and we’ll do this right now,’” Kemp said.
Kemp heard the teen’s headset hit the floor and was surprised at how fast he covered the short distance between their houses. He was also surprised to learn that the teen was not there for a fistfight when he walked through his front door with a gun in one hand, and a knife in the other. After pushing past Kemp’s mother, the teen walked up to Kemp’s bedroom, took aim, and fired.…
WAYNESBORO, Ga. — An 11-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to the shooting death of his father’s girlfriend last December.
The boy was 10-years-old on Dec 30 when he got angry at his father’s girlfriend, 31-year-old Jennifer Albright (pictured), because she had asked him to clean up some dirty diapers. Albright was watching the boy, his younger cousin and her 2-year-old daughter at the time.
In response to Albright’s request, he picked up a 12-gauge shotgun he had received on Christmas then shot Albright in the back as she changed her 2-year-old daughter.
The boy was charged with felony murder and gun possession, both of which he pleaded guilty to the other day. Juvenile Court Judge Willie Saunders sentenced the boy to be held in Augusta Regional Youth Detention Campus until he turns 21, the maximum sentence allowed. The boy can file yearly petitions for early release or reduction in penalty.
His mother, who does not have custody of the boy, didn’t say anything in court but outside she apologized to Albright’s family, who wanted the boy charged as an adult.…
MODESTO, CA – A 68-year-old felony sex crime suspect has died after repeatedly stabbing himself in the neck before being shot by police earlier this month.
On July 12, David Mendez was visited by a uniformed officer and Detective Steve Anderson, who works on the Special Victims Unit. Mendez was a suspect in a sex crime and Anderson had interviewed Mendez previously. He was there today, with the other officer, to arrest Mendez.
Mendez answered the door and briefly spoke with the two men. He said he knew he would be arrested after they had completed their investigation and that he had written a confession. Mendez then walked to a nearby desk and retrieved a 12-inch “diver’s knife” that he used to repeatedly stab himself in the neck. According to Lt. Rick Armendariz, Mendez “repeatedly thrust the knife in and out, holding the knife with both his hands.”
Refusing to obey the officer’s demand to stop doing that, Mendez was Tased. This did not prove to be effective and Mendez continued to stab himself.…
Troy, NY – Police arrested 17-year-old Trinity Copeland for fatally shooting her father in the head with a rifle after the two argued over the unauthorized use of a credit card. In a statement to police, Copeland claims her father told her to do it.
Trinity’s father, 47-year-old Harland Copeland, had been drinking when he approached his daughter over some unauthorized debit card charges. Her father complained to the police about the charges, stating he knew where they were made but not who made them. He told Trinity police were going to look at the surveillance tapes from that day.
Knowing that they would see it was her that took the ATM card, Trinity confessed to the $154 in purchases. The reaction she received was a little more then she was bargaining for. She says her father told her that she could kill him or he’d kill her then himself.
“I was telling him I was sorry. I told him that I wanted to tell him before he saw it on video,” she said in the statement.…
DALLAS, TX — A man in Texas is facing a handful of charges after a woman and two young children were injured when he accidentally fired his handgun inside a Walmart.
According to police, 23-year-old Todd Canady was having issues pulling out his wallet in the checkout line inside a Walmart and accidentally discharged his Springfield .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol he had hidden there.
The bullet grazed Canady’s buttocks and struck the cement floor. The resulting debris struck a woman and two children who were standing nearby but luckily for everyone, they were not seriously injured.
Canady ran from the store when an off-duty police officer tried to question him about his idiocy. He was arrested after a short chase and found to have a valid concealed handgun license, but was still charged with injury to a child, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of assault and evading arrest.
Kudos to Canady for obtaining a concealed handgun license so he could legally carry, but that means he took the required gun safety class and was fully aware of just how stupid it is to carry a loaded handgun in this fashion.…
MILFORD, CT — A 67-year-old homeowner sent a naked burglar to the hospital after shooting the intruder in the chest.
Gerald Mirto (pictured) told police that he heard a noise outside his (really, really nice) home and suspected someone was trying to break in. He armed himself and while investigating, he saw that a screen had been pushed in a window at the rear of his home and that 25-year-old Benjamin Prue, who was naked, was trying to get inside.
Once in the home, Prue charged Mirto, biting him on the arm and hitting him in the head. Mirto tried to fire a warning shot in the air but the gun jammed. Mirto was able to break free from Prue and ran upstairs to call 911 and to retrieve a second gun. When he came back down, Prue was still in the home and was attempting to steal a television.
Mirto says he pleaded with Prue to get out of his house but that, once again, Prue began assaulting him.…
SHINGLETOWN, Calif. – A Northern California man is facing trial for allegedly shooting his son because he didn’t like his karaoke singing.
William Oller Sr., 70, has been ordered to stand trial for the January shooting his 50-year-old son, William Oller Jr., after getting aggravated at his son’s karaoke signing of a Kenny Chesney song.
Oller Sr. was visiting his son when he became angry over the music and the two got into an argument. Oller Sr. was heard saying, “I’m going to shut you up” multiple times before going out to his vehicle and retrieving a handgun.
His son followed him outside and the two got into a struggle over the firearm, resulting in Oller Jr. being shot multiple times and Oller Sr. suffering a gunshot to the leg. According to officials, Oller Sr. told police that his son hit him first and in response, he “shot the shit out of him.”
Oller Sr. was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault, both of which he pleaded not guilty to in February.…