Valerie McDaniel, 48, and her boyfriend, Leon Jacob, were arrested earlier this month after they allegedly conspired to have a hit man murder both of their exes.
As is usually the case, the hit man they hired for $20,000 and two Cartier watches was actually an undercover cop. Police had the “victims” pose for mock murder photos which were then shown to McDaniel and Jacob as proof of a job well done.
The couple was both arrested and charged with solicitation of capital murder. McDaniel was released days later after posting $50,000 bail, while Jacob was denied bail and remained behind bars.
McDaniel, a prominent veterinarian, was supposed to be in court on Tuesday for a status update on her criminal case that could see her sentenced to life in prison. She was also due in family court after her ex-husband, who she has an 8-year-old daughter with, filed a restraining order against her.…
The incident happened on Monday at around 12 p.m. after three males – aged 16, 17 and 18 – broke into a home while wearing masks and armed with a knife and brass knuckles.
Unfortunately for the three burglars, the homeowner’s 23-year-old son was sleeping in the home when he heard them break through the back door.
The man armed himself with an AR-15 rifle and walked toward the back door where he encountered the three, masked home intruders.
“Armed with a rifle, there were some shots fired, and, at this point, three people are deceased,” said Wagoner County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Mahoney.
Two of the teens died inside the home, while the third died after running from the home and collapsing in the driveway.
A fourth person, 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez (pictured), has been identified as the driver and turned herself into police after the shooting.…
For those too lazy to click this link and refresh their memory about this particular story, a summary:
Lopez gave birth to a baby girl in her bedroom on September 30. The baby weighed a whoppin’ 2 pounds and was 14 inches long.
Lopez tossed the baby out of her bedroom window, then confessed to her mother what she had done. She also sent a message to her boyfriend on Snapchat, saying “It was a girl, by the way.”
The teen’s mother called authorities and tried to revive the child, but to no avail — the baby girl was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Lopez was charged with felony child abuse resulting in death.
Lopez was to be charged as an adult and was ultimately placed in the Douglas County Youth Center after undergoing a medical evaluation. She was facing 20 to life if convicted.…
Carmona hinted to police that he may have been considering killing his mother and stepfather for quite some time, due to “ongoing family issues.” He woke up Monday and decided it was the day to follow through.
Tahirih Lua D’Angelo was found dead Monday, in the home she shared with her husband and their 3-year-old daughter, as well as Carmona.
Carmona reportedly told police he distracted his mother, then knocked her upside the head with a baseball bat, multiple times, before stabbing her in the neck with a butcher knife.
He then hopped in her car and picked his half-sister up from daycare. He was arrested that same afternoon.
The sheriff’s office says there is no history of violence in the home.
“There are no reports, we’ve never received a report,” said Office Colonel Donna Lusczynski. “And according to members of the family, there’s been no physical violence or no incidents of domestic violence that they’ve reported or we’ve learned through the course of our interviews.”
Police say Carmona was once arrested in Pennsylvania for car burglary, simple assault, and drug possession.…
Molly Jo reportedly confessed to setting fire to boys’ beds as they slept. She then walked out the front door of their mobile home and locked it from the outside, before moseying off to her parent’s home across the street.
Her husband, Justin Delgado Sr., who was asleep on the opposite side of the mobile home, was awakened by the smoke and attempted to get to the children’s bedroom. Unable to do so, Justin attempted to flee the trailer but found he was locked inside. He ended up screaming for help out of the kitchen window.
Molly Jo’s father, Drew McCombs, said he saw his daughter walking back to her trailer after she heard her husband yell that the trailer was on fire and he needed the key to get out.
McCombs and his wife, Brenda, entered the trailer in the hopes of rescuing the boys, but they, too, were unsuccessful.…
Sheaen Smith called 911 at about 2 p.m. Sunday, ranting about werewolves and vampires. When officers arrived at the home Smith shared with his mother, they found 57-year-old Aurora Lee Buol-Smith dead from multiple stab wounds. (Multiple = approximately 20). Several of those cuts, police say, were defensive wounds.
Officers made contact with Sheaen inside the home, and he apparently confessed to killing his mother…. in between delusional rants about werewolves and vampires and whatever else lives in a tweaker’s head. He was promptly arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed with a deadly weapon.
Based on certain statements from Sheaen, investigators have reason to believe the motive, besides the whole vampire thing, was sexual in nature. Authorities have mentioned that it’s not clear if those statements were more delusions or actual facts, and they are waiting on the results of the autopsy.…
According to police, Oliver Funez called police Monday after he attacked his mother, 35-year-old Yesenia Funez Beatriz Machado.
When police arrived at the home, they witnessed
Michael Myers Funez walking outside holding his mother’s head in one hand, and a large butcher knife in the other.
Funez was taken into custody without incident and has since been charged with first-degree murder. Officials say a motive behind the attack is still unclear.
Police also found two young children in the home, who were present when the attack occurred. Another child was at school at the time of the attack.
All three children are now with their father, who showed up at the scene that afternoon and was overcome with grief.
“It’s a terrible situation for the family, a terrible situation for the neighborhood and this county. I’m just glad things worked out the way they did and no one else was hurt in taking the suspect into custody,” Sheriff Kent Winstead said.…
Tarentum, PA — Police allege Teresa Drum, 38, shot and killed her husband after arguing about a casserole she’d burned, then snapped a quick pic of the body and texted it to a friend, before taking a quicky shower and calling 911.
When police and paramedics arrived at the couple’s home late Monday night, Teresa apparently attempted to convince them her husband, 42-year-old Dennis Drum Sr., killed himself.
Teresa claimed the two had argued over the charred casserole, and the fact that she had sucked down his last beer, and he just put a bullet in his head all on his own. She told police he did this as she was calling 911.
She showed police a picture of the body. She took the pic and texted it to a friend, she explained, because she didn’t know what to do. The friend apparently told her to call 911.
Heh. A good friend would have been over 15 minutes later with a shovel and a bottle of wine. Or a dead hooker.…
The victim’s body was found in a burning garage near Hernandez’s home on January 22. Police have yet to identify her, but describe her as being Hispanic and between 18 and 35 years old. They believe she had brown hair, breast implants and a tattoo on her lower back.
Surveillance video apparently showed a dark truck pulling out of the garage shortly before the building went up in flames.
According to authorities, a witness came forward Thursday and informed investigators that Hernandez admitted to strangling the woman before burning the body in the garage. The witness also said that prior to setting the woman’s body on fire, Hernandez allowed an acquaintance to have sex with the corpse. Not sure if that’s being a good friend? Or a sucky, bad friend….
Anyway, Hernandez admitted that he owned a dark truck, but not the one seen in the surveillance video.…
Somehow, dude survived.
According to police, Flores called 911 Saturday night to report her boyfriend had been shot. She initially told police her boyfriend informed her that he had been shot and asked her to call for help.
She later changed her story, telling police it was she that shot him because she believed he was cheating on her.
The victim reportedly told police he had fallen asleep sitting up in a chair, and woke to what he thought was the sound of fireworks. Oh, and excruciating pain in his lower extremities.
He had been shot once in the dick, and twice in the scrotum. Plus, there were additional gunshot wounds — neck, upper back, and thigh.
The man told officers he owned three 9-mm guns but said he didn’t think his Flores owned a handgun, let alone know how to use one.…
Officers met with Thomasine Bennett at her home Friday afternoon, after receiving a report of a disturbance. Bennett informed the officers her boyfriend, Walter Clark, was in the back.
Bennett, for whatever reason, was quick to mention to police that Clark forced her to smoke the street drug “love boat” the night before. (Love boat, and I’m sure you’ll correct me if I’m wrong, is marijuana laced with PCP or formaldehyde)?
Bennett then led the officers to a hallway closet that had been barricaded with a board. Inside, police say, lay Clark. He was found to be naked, in the fetal position with his hands bound, unconscious, and unresponsive.
Clark died at the hospital, about an hour later.
When questioned, Bennett told police Clark proposed to her on Valentine’s Day. But she was tired of loving him, she said, and sharing him with other women.…
On January 26, Iris Hernandez Rivas called 911 and said she found her daughter face-down in the bathtub, “unresponsive with her hands clenched at her side.”
When first responders arrived at her apartment, Hernandez Rivas reportedly told them her daughter had been in the shower for 15 to 20 minutes when a noise from the bathroom prompted her to check on her child.
After finding her daughter face-down in the tub, she took her out and put her on the bedroom floor. She then called her boyfriend and her brother for help before calling 911 an hour after finding her daughter.
Paramedics took the child to the hospital in serious condition where medical staff found “reddish bruising on multiple regions of her body,” an injury to her brain, a “small liver contusion” and “patterned injuries that are the result of blunt force trauma with an object.”
When confronted about the injuries, Hernandez Rivas admitted she kicked the child in the stomach because she was angry that she wouldn’t brush her teeth.…
The incident happened Friday night after a bus driver called police to report a suspicious woman at the New Jersey Transit platform.
When officers approached the woman, identified as 20-year-old Autumn Matacchiera, she grabbed a random 5-year-old girl who had been standing nearby with her mother.
Matacchiera then gave the girl the ol’ heave-ho, tossing her onto the tracks as a train approached.
Luckily, police were able to get in front of the train to signal it to stop as the boyfriend of the girl’s mother got the girl to safety.
The girl was taken to the hospital to treat a facial cut and some bruising, while Matacchiera was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Once she is released, she will be taken to jail on an attempted murder charge.…
Frederick Jay Bowdy was building an acting career, including a role in the 2016 film, Prepper, some television roles, and was in the middle of starring in a sports film, Going Vertical.
To make ends meet, the 33-year-old father of at least six children also worked as an exotic dancer in Hollywood. But everything changed for Bowdy last Thursday after he was arrested in Santa Clarita on suspicion of sexual assault.
Not a lot of details on the sexual assault allegation, but he was the following day after posting $100,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Janice Banks.
Days later, Bowdy was using Facebook’s livestream to broadcast from inside his car, telling anyone watching that he was going to commit suicide. This prompted an out of state family member to call police.
However, before authorities could intervene, Bowdy fatally shot himself in the head while sitting in his vehicle.…
The two hour live-stream happened Sunday night inside the bathroom as Venant made a noose from a scarf. She then attached the scarf to the shower door frame and hanged herself.
One of Venant’s friends saw the live-stream and contacted police, but police first showed up at the friend’s house. They were then provided the wrong address before finally finding the correct residence.
Once inside the home, they found Venant hanging in the bathroom as her foster parents slept. Despite efforts to save her, Venant would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
Administrators with the Florida Department of Children and Families aren’t saying much about the circumstances surrounding Venant’s suicide, only stating that police were investigating the death of a child in the care of a foster family.
“We are absolutely horrified and devastated by the news of this young girl’s death,” said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. “We will do everything we can to support this family and all those who cared for her as they begin to heal from this tragedy.…
A man called police to report he had come home to find his autistic son, 21-year-old Alex Santiago, dead in the living room, and his younger son watching television in the master bedroom.
When police arrived at the home, they found the autistic boy dead in the living room near a bloody baseball bat. He had suffered massive head trauma and had a sword sticking out of his gut.
Police found the victim’s 17-year-old brother in a bedroom watching television. He was cooperative with police and readily admitted he had attacked and killed his brother with the bat and sword. He said that afterwards he took a shower, changed clothes, and started watching TV.
Not done with all the confessing, the teen also admitted he had tried to kill his brother the year before by setting the family mobile home on fire. He stated he had locked his brother in his room and then poured gasoline on the floor of his room and his parents’ room, then set it on fire.…
Video from a surveillance camera inside the classroom at American School of the Northeast shows the boy stand up and use a .22 caliber pistol he brought from home to shoot a boy sitting in front of him.
He then shoots the teacher before shooting two other students point blank in the head.
Afterwards, it looks as if he tries shooting himself in the head, but the gun either jams or misfires. He seems to be telling other students to leave the classroom just before the teen puts the gun in his mouth and fires.
According to Nuevo Leon state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez, the 24-year-old teacher, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were shot in the head and currently “fighting between life and death.” A 15-year-old classmate was shot in the arm and is expected to survive.
A motive behind the shooting is not known at this time, but reports are that the teen was being treated for depression.…
Mark Pascual was playing Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) with his friend, 25-year-old Ferdinand Madamba Jr., at the Barangay 2 Internet cafe.
According to local reports, Pascual was becoming irritated with Madamba because he kept winning matches and trash talking Pascual.
Madamba challenged Pascual to a fist fight outside the cafe, which Pascual accepted. Once outside, Pascual took out a knife and stabbed Madamba multiple times in the neck and stomach, ultimately leading to his death.
Pascual then fled the scene after murdering his long-time friend. Madamba’s brother, who goes by the name of PJ, discovered his brother lying in a pool of his own blood a few minutes later.
Pascual has not been apprehended at this time, and local authorities have launched a manhunt to find him.
According to reports, Pascual and Madamba have been friends for roughly 10 years. PJ said the two had gotten into a fight earlier in their village.…