BELL, FL – Police say Don Spirit wiped out 2% of a small town’s population after the 51-year-old fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren before killing himself.
On Thursday, Spirit is said to have gunned down his daughter and her six children before killing himself at a home in Bell, Florida, a town of only 350 people. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office said the seven victims were found “all over on the property,” and included a 10-week-old baby.
The victims have been identified as Sarah Lorraine Spirit, 28, and her daughters Alanna Stewart, 2½ months, Brandon Stewart, 4, Destiny Stewart, 5, and Kylie Kuhlmann, 9, and sons Johnathon Kuhlmann, 8, and Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11.
This wasn’t the first time Spirit has shot and killed a family member. In 2001, Spirit “accidentally” shot and killed his eight-year-old son, Kyle, while hunting together. Before that incident, Spirit had convictions for depriving a child of food and shelter, battery, and felony possession of marijuana.
Just as the trial was to begin for the shooting death of his son, Spirit pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and received the minimum sentence of three years behind bars.…Continue Reading
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Police have charged 23-year-old Diamond Mason with the stabbing death of his stepfather during an argument over a puppy.
According to reports, Mason lived with his stepfather and brought a puppy into the home about a week ago.
His stepfather, 51-year-old Joseph Kollie, was not happy with the arrangement and asked Mason several times to get rid of the dog.
Kollie’s requests often ended with the two getting into heated arguments and the dog remaining inside the home.
But around 1.a.m. Wednesday, an argument about the dog turned fatal when Mason grabbed a couple of large knives, reportedly a large dagger and a machete, to stab Kollie to death in his bedroom.
Mason was arrested and taken to the Gwinnett County Jail. He’s being held without bond on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.
Watch the following video and tell if you get a strange vibe off one of the people that lived in the home. He’s the one telling the reporter he saw Mason holding a machete.…Continue Reading
Last Saturday, Ruffin went to the home of Michael Wilson, Jr. to pick up some scrap metal that Wilson wanted taken to the junk yard.
While loading his truck, Ruffin noticed Wilson had taken a black bag out of a garbage can and was trying to put it in a metal bucket.
Ruffin’s watched in horror as the bag ripped open and a man’s head spilled out along with two human hands.
“I’m like, man, what the hell you got going on, bro? He said something like he didn’t mean to kill him. I said, kill who brother? I don’t want to know who that is, I don’t want to know. You don’t got to tell me,” Ruffin said to Wilson.
Ruffin wasn’t taking part in any of of it. He was already on parole and wanted to make sure he wasn’t attached to whatever happened to the man with the missing head and hands.–so he went straight to the police to report what he’d seen.…Continue Reading
ATLANTA, GA – The Fulton County district attorney’s office has announced they will be charging a 16-year-old girl as an adult after she allegedly killed a man while trying to steal his Playstation.
On Friday, 28-year-old Daniel Zeitz went to meet a couple posing as potential buyers of the Playstation 4 he’d listed on Craigslist. Once at the meeting place, an apartment complex parking lot, Zeitz met 20-year-old Nathaniel Vivian (pictured) and his 16-year-old girlfriend. The couple were in their car and had no intentions of paying for the gaming console.
When Vivian tried pulling the Playstation into the car, Zeitz fought back. Police say that’s when the 16-year-old, who was sitting in the passenger seat, pulled out a .25 caliber handgun and fired a shot at Zietz. The bullet ended up passing through Vivian’s hand before striking Zeitz in the chest, killing him.
Police say the teen’s 16-month-old baby was in the backseat at the time. The couple were arrested later after they went to the hospital to have Vivian’s gunshot wound treated.…Continue Reading
PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, OH – Three teens are facing murder charges after their friend was shot and killed by a woman inside the home he was attempting to rob.
According to police, 17-year-old Reb Barbee and three friends planned to break into the home of a childhood friend he’d had a falling out with.
Barbee entered the home early Sunday morning through an upstairs window wearing an Insane Clown Posse mask and armed with a knife. His accomplices, Tyler Blazer and Brandon Hamilton, both 17, and Adam Pickens, 18, stayed outside as lookouts.
Heather Tackett woke up when she heard noises inside her home so she grabbed her boyfriend’s .38-caliber revolver and went to investigate. When she checked in her son’s room, she found a masked Barbee standing over her son holding a knife.
Tackett, unaware that the masked intruder was her son’s childhood friend who used to sleepover, screamed and fired one shot at Barbee, who then fled the home suffering from a single gunshot wound to the back.
His accomplices, being the geniuses they are, used a computer chair to wheel Barbee back to his home a half mile away.…Continue Reading
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – Joseph Oberhansley has been accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death, then eating portions of her brain, heart and lungs.
On Thursday, police were called to the home of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton at about 3 a.m. to complain that Oberhansley was outside her home trying to get in. Officers were able to defuse the situation and get Oberhansley to go home.
Police were back at the home at about 10 a.m. after someone called to report she hadn’t shown up for work. They found Oberhansley inside and acting suspiciously when questioned about Blanton’s whereabouts.
Police performed a quick search and found Blanton dead under a vinyl camping tent draped over the bathtub inside the bathroom. Her body was in the bathtub with portions of her skull had been removed.
Oberhausley admitted to stabbing Blanton to death and “cooking a section of her brain and eating it.” He also admitted to eating her heart and part of her lungs. It doesn’t look like he was lying, either. …Continue Reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Police say 48-year-old Amy Newman, a sixth-grade math teacher, left her school after a heated phone conversation then stabbed herself to death in a Holiday Inn hotel room.
Newman arrived at Francis Scott Key School yesterday morning, where she has worked for twenty years, but stormed out after a heated telephone conversation.
She then drove to a Holiday Inn a mile away, left her purse in her car and entered a first-floor restroom just feet away from a packed conference room. Minutes later someone attending the conference entered the bathroom and noticed blood pooling from underneath one of the stalls
Hotel staff were notified and would find Newman in the locked stall suffering from multiple stab wounds; a steak knife and a pair of scissors at her feet. She was rushed to the hospital suffering from several self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck, breast and arms, but was pronounced dead after undergoing surgery.
Police say they’ve recovered a suicide note at the school where grief counselors have been made available to students and staff.…Continue Reading
Police believe Jones killed his five children, between the ages of 1 and 8, then drove to Alabama where he dumped their bodies on a dirt road in a rural area. The kids had been reported missing by their mother on Sept. 3.
Jones was pulled over at a motor vehicle checkpoint in Smith County, Mississippi. He became agitated when a deputy questioned him about an odor of chemicals coming from his Cadillac Escalade. When the deputy searched Jones’ vehicle, he found chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine and some Spice.
Even worse, officers found what appeared to be bleach, muriatic acid, blood and possible body fluids inside the vehicle. A quick background check on Jones revealed he was wanted in South Carolina “regarding a welfare concern of his children,” who were on a national missing persons list.
It was at this point Jones admitted he’d killed his five children and led officers to their decomposed bodies along a logging road in Alabama.…Continue Reading
TOKYO – The elementary schoolgirls, aged 11 and 12, left their shoes side by side on the roof of an apartment building before jumping off in a joint suicide on Friday.
The girls were classmates and for reasons not known at this time, jumped from between the 7th and 8th floors of the nine story apartment building.
One of the girls died instantly when she hit the asphalt parking lot near the entrance to the building, while the other died at the hospital shortly afterwards.
Police said the 11-year-old lived with her family at the apartments, while her 12-year-old friend lived nearby. Students who knew the girls described them as leaders among their friends and showed no signs of being suicidal or worried about anything.
A school official told reporters both girls were at school on Friday and that he was unaware of any bullying incidents involving the girls.
The girls did leave a suicide note with their shoes, but police have declined to reveal its contents. “The note is a matter for the parents,” said a police spokesman.…Continue Reading
SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ – An 11-year-old boy upset over doing chores used a gun to kill himself with a gunshot to the head.
On Tuesday, Samuel Epps was at home with his father and three siblings when he became upset over completing some chores. “Samuel went into the home’s master bedroom and a short time later a single gunshot was heard by other family members.” Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tim Gaffney said.
Samuel’s father forced his way into the locked bedroom and found that his son had shot himself in the head. Samuel’s father called 911 and paramedics were on the scene withing minutes.
Although Samuel was still breathing and had a pulse, he would be pronounced dead two hours later after being airlifted to Maricopa County Medical Center.
Samuel’s father is a supervisor with the Arizona State University Police Department, but investigators say the gun Samuel used was an off-duty weapon.
Studies have shown that 90 percent of young children who commit suicide have some kind of mental health disorder, but detectives have not found any evidence that Samuel exhibited depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts.…Continue Reading
Man Cycling Across Six States To Propose To Girlfriend Stabbed To Death By Homeless Man At McDonald’sSeptember 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm by Morbid
VERO BEACH, FL – Kevin Adorno was on the final stages of his bike ride down the East Coast when he stopped in a McDonald’s and was stabbed to death by a mentally ill homeless man who thought Adorno was trying to have him killed.
Adorno, 28, was only two days and 100 miles away from completing his trip from Maryland to Miami. His girlfriend was to meet him 20 miles from his destination so that she could finish the trip with him.
What she didn’t know was that once in Miami, Adorno had planned to propose to her.
Unfortunately, Adorno crossed paths with 59-year-old Rene Herrera Cruz, a mentally-ill homeless man, when he stopped at a Vero Beach McDonald’s to grab something to eat and use his phone.
Cruz was in the parking lot of the McDonald’s and was under the impression that people were looking for him and trying to kill him. To protect himself, Cruz pulled out a 12-inch filet knife. He then noticed Adorno in the restaurant looking at him before Adorno stepped outside to use his cellphone.…Continue Reading
NEW YORK – Police say a 51-year-old Tomas Rivera beheaded himself Monday morning by tying one end of a chain to a pole and the other end around his neck before getting in his 2005 Honda CRV and stepping on the gas.
Police say the incident happened at around 9:35 a.m. Monday morning on Longfellow Ave. near Randall Ave. Rivera’s car stopped after hitting a parked vehicle. Rivera died immediately.
While I’ll give this man points for style, I can’t give him any for originality. Back in 2009, a London cab driver did this same thing by tying a rope to a lamppost and the other end round his neck before getting in his cab and driving off.
A Chicago man in 2011 also did this following a domestic dispute with his ex-wife and a brief standoff with police. He tied a cable to a tree then tied the other end to his neck before hopping in his SUV and driving off.
Personally, if I was going to kill myself via decapitation, I’ll do what a Michigan man did in 2007.…Continue Reading
RUSSIA – Ivan Kuzmin has been accused of setting his new bride on fire because she had sex with an ex-lover on their wedding night after he fell asleep.
According to reports, Veronika Filippova, 27, had an affair with an ex-boyfriend after Kuzmin passed out drunk at their wedding reception. She was so consumed with guilt that she later told Kuzmin everything.
This turned out to be a big mistake, because Kuzmin, 30, responded by dousing her with alcohol while she was sleeping. When she woke up and tried to escape, Kuzmin set her on fire with a cigarette lighter.
Filippova was rushed to the hospital with burns to over 80 percent of her body but would die a few hours later. Kuzmin was arrested and has admitted to murdering Filippova. He’s now facing 15 years in prison.
Too bad Kuzmin never admitted to Filippova that he’d once served ten years in prison for the attempted rape and murder an underage girl. Had he, none of this may have ever happened.…Continue Reading
ALVIN, TX – Last year we reported on David Barajas, the man who was charged with murder after he allegedly shot a drunk driver to death moments after he fatally struck his two sons. His trial started yesterday.
On Dec 7, 2012, David Barajas’ truck ran out of gas on a rural road yards from his home. He and his two sons, 12-year-old David Barajas and 11-year-old Caleb Barajas, jumped out and began pushing the truck while Barajas’ wife and two daughters remained inside the vehicle.
At around this same time, 20-year-old Jose Banda was driving drunk when he plowed into the rear of the pickup. Caleb and his brother would both die after becoming pinned between the two vehicles. Jose Banda wold die from a bullet wound to the head.
Several witnesses present at the scene of the accident told police that after the crash, David Barajas walked the short distance to his home then returned to Jose Banda’s car. That’s when they heard gunshots. David Barajas was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.…Continue Reading
TAMPA, FL – Police have charged 24-year-old Austin Hamilton with first-degree murder after he admitted to using a belt to whip a 1-year-old to death because the boy peed on him during a diaper change.
On Saturday, the child’s mother went to work and left him and his 6-year-old brother with Hamilton in a room at the Motel 6 where she lived. Hamilton, who is not the father of either child, called 911 later that night to report the boy was having trouble breathing.
The child would die after being rushed to the hospital by paramedics who arrived and found him unresponsive on a bed. Hamilton initially claimed he didn’t hit or punish the boy in any way, and that the boy was not involved in any accidents.
That story would change after the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office report stated the child died as a result of blunt force trauma to the lower abdomen, and ruled his death a homicide.
When detectives confronted Hamilton with these findings, he changed his story and admitted he was responsible for the boy’s death.…Continue Reading
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Briana Holland is facing a slew of charges, including attempted murder, after the 22-year-old admitted to stuffing her newborn baby inside a trash can and leaving it to die.
Last Friday night, an employee at United Technology Carrier Corporation called a maintenance worker to a bathroom because they thought they heard an animal in the bathroom’s trash can.
The maintenance worker looked inside the trash can and found a newborn baby wrapped in bags used to dispose of sanitary napkins. The “lower half of the baby was put in a brown paper bag” and the “baby’s head was inside in another brown paper bag.”
Even worse, after the bags were removed, the baby was found to have toilet paper tightly wrapped “approximately 15 times” around his neck, court documents said, and had tissue and a plastic tampon applicator in his mouth. The baby was purple, cold and gasping for air before he stopped breathing.
The maintenance worker quickly removed the items from the baby’s mouth, wrapped the baby in a shirt and used his hands to stop the bleeding umbilical cord.…Continue Reading
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Police have arrested 63-year-old Martha White after she was accused of stabbing her 7-year-old grandson to death because she was fed up with babysitting him and his brother.
Mason Rhinehart, 7, and his 8-year-old brother were playing video games when White walked and told them she had a surprise for them. She took Mason into the bathroom and locked the door behind her.
Mason’s older brother said he then heard Mason crying and begging for his life, saying: “I don’t want to die, please don’t kill me.”
The boy said he tried to open the door to help his brother, but was unsuccessful. Instead, he called the cops and his father before finding a hiding spot.
White eventually walked out of the bathroom covered in blood, then left the house with a bottle of wine. But before she walked out, she reportedly told the boy that she “had a surprise for him too.”
Police arrived at the home within five minutes and found Mason lying on the bathroom floor suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest.…Continue Reading
HEBRON, MD – Paul Hurst and Cary Edwards have been accused of severely beating their roommate, trying to carve a Juggalo tattoo off his arm, then setting the man on fire.
The incident reportedly happened Thursday shortly after 1 a.m. after Hurst, 33, and Edwards, 35, got into an argument with their roommate, 31-year-old Zachary Swanson.
The argument escalated, and the suspects beat the shit out of Swanson. Afterwards, they attempted to carve a Juggalo tattoo off Swanson’s arm. Unsuccessful at removing the tattoo, they decided to burn it off by pouring a flammable liquid on Swanson’s arm and setting it on fire.
Swanson was left on the ground for hours before the pair dropped him off at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Swanson was later flown to a burn center in Baltimore, where he remains in critical condition with extensive injuries, including severe burns.
Hurst and Edwards were arrested and charged with first and second degree attempted murder, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and a deadly weapon charge.…Continue Reading