Mike and Tina Careccia were last seen leaving their home to run errands at around 5 a.m. on June 22. Mike’s teenage son called 911 around 7:15 that night to report he was worried about his father and stepmother as they had not returned home and that their phones were off.
Investigators would find the couple’s car a few hours later, abandoned a half-mile away from their home and covered in dirt. In the days that followed, police, family and friends began searching the area for the couple using ATV’s dogs and a helicopter. In that time, there was no activity with the couple’s phones, bank accounts, credit cards or social media accounts.
No word on what lead police to bring a backhoe to the backyard of a home located a couple of blocks away from where the couple lived, but on Wednesday night they used it to start digging and recovered two bodies believed to be the missing couple.…
Deputies were called to the Hutcheson home early Sunday evening by a relative who was concerned since family members hadn’t heard from the Hutchesons. After making a forced entry into the home, they would find the bodies of 49-year-old Doris, shot twice in the head, and 14-year old Kimberly, who was shot once in the head and once in the face.
Both are suspected to have been asleep, but it’s being reported that 12-year-old Peyton probably was awake at the time of his murder. He was shot twice in the face and once in the neck; he was found on the couch.
“Crime scenes tell a story. It’s quite possible the son was awake and saw what his father was about to do,” Jefferson County sheriff’s office lieutenant David Agee said.
The murders occurred sometime late Friday/early Saturday. Stephen Hutcheson’s girlfriend reported that he called her around 3:00 a.m.…
L’Naya was brought to the hospital Friday morning suffering from blunt force trauma and a brain bleed. Houchin, a friend of the girl’s mother who was babysitting the girl that morning, said the girl was injured after falling off a couch..
Medical staff determined that the girl’s injuries were more consistent with shaken baby syndrome. A couch also didn’t explain how the baby ended up raped. When police interviewed Houchin he admitted that he’d shaken the girl several times.
After speaking with him and medical staff, police took Houchin into custody on charges of first degree rape and child abuse. After autopsy results ruled the death of L’Naya a homicide, police would also charge Houchin with second-degree murder.
On Tuesday morning, a judge agreed with prosecutors that Houchin should remain behind bars before his court date, and set his cash only bond at $5 million. Houchin reportedly cried like a bay during his initial appearance in court, mumbling “I’m sorry” at the conclusion of his hearing.…
The bodies of 30-year-old Elizabeth Flores and her kids, 7-year-old Xavier Neff and 2-year-old Sofia Chiddo, were found by a friend on Saturday after not hearing from them since Friday.
Police have confirmed that all four of the victims died from gunshot wounds, and have since called the case a murder suicide. Police do not have a motive for the killings and are continuing to investigate.
The shootings may have taken place Friday night, as one neighbor reported hearing noises at that time but thought it was fireworks.
“We were in the house last night and I got there at 8 p.m. We heard like firecrackers and I said to my daughter are you sure it was fireworks,” said the neighbor. “She said ya mom it had to be fireworks last night so we didn’t think about it.”
Neighbors say that the family was often seen outside playing, but that they were very private and keep to themselves. …
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.…
According to authorities, Linda Clarene Jackson bludgeoned her boyfriend, 59-year-old David Ruiz, in the head, while he was in her home earlier this week.
Jackson allegedly used a can of peas, a can of carrots and a can of chicken broth in the attack, claims Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the LA County DA. Ruiz died as a result.
Jackson’s motive, aside from being pissed the hell off, apparently, is unclear at this point.
Jackson’s scheduled arraignment on Thursday was postponed to Friday when she experienced a medical emergency, Santiago said. It is expected that her bond will be set at a hefty $1 million.
If convicted, she’s looking at life behind bars.…
BALDWYN, MS – 28-year-old David Floyd is has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly set the residence in which he lived with his girlfriend and three children on fire early last Tuesday. His 26-year-old girlfriend escaped with the couple’s 18-month-old girl and two-month-old boy.
“The mother woke up because she felt the heat on her face,” said Lee County Sheriff Department’s Fire Investigator Brian Kilgore. “She basically put the 18-month-old out the window, took the two-month-old with her and then went around front to see if she could get in to save the other daughter. She couldn’t so she ran next door and called 911.”
The 911 call about a house on fire came in at 2:39 a.m. A Lee County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at 2:46 a.m.; the fire department was close behind. Emergency personnel found seven-year-old Savannah in her bedroom. She had multiple burns to her face and arms as well as “severe internal injuries because of the smoke and heat.”
“The house had two bedrooms, one at each end and a living room area in the middle,” reported Kilgore.…
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Cody Feran-Baum, 17, has been arrested after police say he stomped his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death.
A neighbor said Feran-Baum ran to their house with Sophia O’Neill in his arms asking to use their phone. The neighbor said Sophia’s head “just bounced back and forth” and her eyes were unfocused. Sophia was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she was resuscitated twice before dying.
The medical examiner would find that Sophia died from multiple injuries, including a torn liver, kidney and pancreas, cuts to the inside of her stomach, a collapsed lung and eight broken ribs.
Sophia’s mother told police that her boyfriend of about a year, Feran-Baum, had watched Sophia the day before and that when she returned home she found Sophia had a fever and complained of pain whenever she was picked up or touched. Unaware her daughter was suffering from multiple organ failure, she thought she was just sick and put her in bed for the night.
When Feran-Baum was interviewed and presented with evidence that someone had beat the ever-living shit out of Sophia, the teen came clean and admitted he was responsible. …
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.…
MENTONE, AL – A small town in Alabama had its first homicide in 25 years after 22-year-old Tyler Blansit admitted he beat his mother to death with a baseball bat after arguing about grades.
When police first arrived at the home after receiving a 911 call from Blansit, a student at University of Alabama-Birmingham who had come home after the spring semester ended.
Blansit claimed that he and his mother had been attacked, and that he sustained scratches and a knot on the head. His mother, 45-year-old Sherry Blansit, was found dead in the backyard after someone used a baseball bat to cave her skull in.
When they got Blansit to the Sherriff’s Office to be interviewed, it wasn’t long before he admitted he was the one responsible for his other’s murder. He confessed to using the bat to beat the poor lady to death after they got into an argument over his college grades.
Blansit was arrested and charged with his mother’s murder. He’s currently in the DeKalb County Jail.…
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.…
Police responded to a 911 call from the little girl’s uncle. When they arrived they found the dead body of the child covered in bruises and weighing only 15lbs.
A thorough examination of the girl’s body revealed cuts and bruises all over her body in various stages of healing, a 1-inch laceration to her head that exposed her skull, a broken knee and evidence that she had been sexually assaulted.
The parents both deny causing the injuries, although Velazco does admit to punishing her with a belt but only using “measured strength” as to not knock down the child.
During an interview with Cruz, who only speaks Spanish, he denied any knowledge about Alexandra’s other injuries telling investigators to, “ask his wife” and “not knowing the truth” about how they happened. Cruz did admit that the daughter’s weight loss was concerning and started after she had a fall in the tub. …
At around 9:45 Friday night, Lambert and some others were hanging out on the American River Bike Trail near Bannister Park, messing around with a handgun and a bulletproof vest.
At some point the group decided to test out the effectiveness of the vest, so 19-year-old Miguel Martinez agreed to put it on and allowed Lambert to shoot him. Their test results revealed the vest to be a tad lacking in the bulletproofing department.
“The bullet penetrated the top of his vest,” said Martinez’ brother, Tom Cline. “my brother was hit, my brother said he couldn’t breathe.”
Cline said that after the shooting, one girl ran for help while two guys tried carrying Martinez out of the woods. Police arrived on the scene but it was too late for Martinez, who would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
The sheriff’s department said the killing was unintentional but have charged Lambert with homicide and have booked him into Sacramento County Main Jail without bail.…
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – A jury has found Donna Scrivo, 61, guilty of the 2014 murder and dismemberment of her mentally ill, adult son.
On January 27th 2014, Donna Scrivo reported that her son, Ramsay Scrivo, 32, had not returned after leaving their St. Clair Shores home the day before.
Three days later five bags containing parts of his body, clothing and burnt papers were located on a country road. Included inside one of the bags was an electric saw that was used to dismember his body.
According to the prosecution, Donna drugged her son with Xanax, strangled him to death and then dumped his body in a bathtub. After dismembering him into manageable pieces, she tossed the bags in four different places around St Clair County.
Throughout the trial Donna has maintained her innocence. She claimed she found an armed man in her son’s room who held her at gunpoint over a period of five days. She claimed the intruder killed her son and forced her into helping him dispose of the body.…
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.…
DEMOTTE, IN – Alicia Keir has admitted to giving birth to a baby girl on a Carnival cruise then leaving the baby to die underneath her bed.
According to reports, the then 20-year-old woman boarded a Caribbean cruise ship in 2011 to celebrate her friend’s birthday. Unbeknownst to anyone but Keir, she was pregnant.
On the second day of the cruise, Keir gave birth to a baby girl by herself in her stateroom. She claims the full term baby was not moving or making a sound when she wrapped the baby in a towel and placed her underneath the bed.
It wasn’t until the next day, at the port of St. Maarten, that a cleaning crew found the baby dead underneath the bed. A doctor would later determine that the infant was born without any defects or diseases, and had died from exposure and lack of care.
By this time, Keir had already boarded a plane back home. I’m not sure why it has taken so long for this case to reach its conclusion, but I am pretty sure it had a lot to do with where the crime was committed.…