LONG BEACH, CA – A home burglary turned to shit for two people after the 80-year-old homeowner walked in on them and ended up shooting a woman to death.
Tom Greer said he came home Tuesday night to find a man and woman inside his home. Greer said they both tackled him and jumped on top of him before robbing his safe of thousands of dollars.
What the couple didn’t know was that Greer was not defenseless… he had a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in his pocket. The pair ran from the home when they saw Greer was armed, but the woman wasn’t quick enough.
After firing at her in an alley behind his house, Greer said the woman stumbled and then begged for her life. “She says, ‘Don’t shoot me, I’m pregnant! I’m going to have a baby!’ And I shot her anyway,” Greer said.
When asked what happened next, Greer said he shot the woman a second time. “She was dead. I shot her twice, she best be dead … (The man) had run off and left her,” he said.…Continue Reading
MIAMI, FL – Miguel Ruiz Lobo, 42, has been accused of killing 11-year-old Martha Guzman after the girl talked her mother into breaking up with him.
On June 22, Guzman was found dead inside the home she shared with her mother and three-year-old brother. Her neck and wrists had been slashed. Her death was originally believed to be a suicide since Guzman had a history of cutting, but autopsy results revealed her death was a homicide.
Focus quickly turned to Ruiz, the ex-boyfriend of Guzman’s mother. Ruiz used to live with the family, but Guzman’s mother had broken up with him five months ago at the urging of her daughter.
During their investigation, police noted Ruiz had fresh scratches on his arms and face, so they took a swab of his DNA and sent it off to be tested against fingernail scrapings collected from Guzman. He told police he had not seen the girl in days, but police had proof that was not true.
They had surveillance footage from a neighbor’s security camera that showed Ruiz entering Guzman’s apartment at approximately 10:28 A.M.…Continue Reading
FLINT, MI – Back in 2011, 23-year-old Donovan Haynes beat his toddler to death in an attempt to turn her into a lesbian. On Monday, a judge sentenced Haynes to 18 years and nine months in prison.
Ti’Airra Woodward was rushed to the hospital after the 2-year-old was found unresponsive in her mother’s basement. A medical examiner’s report indicated she died of internal bleeding from a lacerated liver caused by blunt force trauma to the abdomen.
There were also adult human bite marks all over the girl’s body.
Haynes was quickly taken into custody and would tell police that he only bit his daughter in the leg because she wet the bed. However, a pre-sentence investigation report claimed that Haynes beat the girl in an attempt to toughen her up and to turn her gay so she would avoid men like him.
Facing life behind bars on charges of open murder, first-degree murder and torture, Haynes eventually pleaded no contest to second-degree murder to avoid a trail which could have netted him 31 years in prison.…Continue Reading
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Police have arrested three teens in the brutal murder of two homeless men who were beat to death as the slept in a vacant lot.
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, have all been accused of using bricks, sticks and a metal pole to beat three transients after returning home from a party Friday night, killing two of them.
One of the men was able to escape and call police to report the attack and letting officers know he recognized one of his assailants as a teen who lived in a nearby house. When police arrived at the home, all three teens were there.
Police immediately noticed Tafoya had blood on the waistband of his shorts. After his parents gave officers permission to search the home, officers would find one of the victim’s driver’s license and debit card.
The boys eventually admitted to the attack, with Rios telling them that he was just a lookout. The younger suspects, who are brothers, told police that Rios was full of shit and he’d also participated in the brutal beatings of the men.…Continue Reading
Matthew Burdette killed himself on November 29. His family had noticed the once happy, popular teen had become withdrawn in the days leading up to his suicide, but say they never saw it coming.
Matthew left a note that stated he had no friends and that he could no longer handle school. Wanting answers, his family started asking questions – starting with school officials at University City High School.
They say school officials wouldn’t tell them anything about what may have happened at the school to have caused Matthew to suddenly hate school so bad that it would be part of his reasoning for ending his own life.
However, other students didn’t have such issues. They told Matthew’s family that their son was being relentlessly bullied over a video that was posted online that went viral.…Continue Reading
Dorset, England - In an incident that increased the currently small number of speed boat-related murder convictions, Paul Gerlach and Louis Borzoni were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of aspiring rapper Rico Dardis.
The pair were convicted for an incident that took place May 27th of last last year in Christchurch Bay in Dorset, England. According to official reports, Gerlach, Borzoni, and Dardis were enjoying an alcohol-enhanced day-trip, when the conversation turned heated. One witness claims he heard one the convicted men saying “You are being ungrateful, you’ve smoked all my cigarettes and drunk all my beer.”
This lead to to the two men pushing Dardis off the boat and then running him over, fatally slicing the 30-year-old with the boat’s propellers. The severed parts became entangled in the propeller, which caused the boat to stop working. Rather than calling for help, the two men attempted to recover the body parts and then allowed the boat to drift to shore. Another beach-goer captured a photograph of the two men shortly after the murder.…Continue Reading
MURFREESBORO, TN – Anthony Lane has been charged with first degree murder after his daughter died at the age of 22 from injuries she received from a beating when she was only five weeks old.
Lane was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1992 after he “violently beat” his daughter Amanda. The girl’s mother, Stephanie Pinson, would be sentenced to two years in jail after being convicted for accessory after the fact of child abuse.
While Amanda survived the beating, she was left critically injured. Authorities said she required four injections daily for a diabetic condition, suffered from seizures, and had cerebral palsy.
Despite this, Amanda would live for 22 years until finally dying last year. An autopsy would reveal her death was caused by complications to the blunt force trauma she suffered as an infant.
Nancy Woodall-Holmes, who adopted Amanda when she was three months old, described Amanda as “pure joy” and woke up and went to sleep with a smile each day.
“She could only do less than a newborn baby,” said Woodall-Holmes.…Continue Reading
ARLINGTON, TX – Alexis Botello, 17, and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Joshua Beard, are behind bars after Beard beat the toddler to death and the couple hid the toddler’s body.
Police responded to a hotel where the couple were staying after Beard’s aunt called to report the child, Tylea Moore, was missing. When police interviewed Botello, she initially stated she hadn’t seen her child in two days.
Police weren’t buying it and after further questioning, Botello admitted Tylea was dead. She said that Beard, her boyfriend of a few months, had beat the little girl to death but “didn’t mean to do it.”
Here’s what she says happened, you be the judge:
Botello said she and Beard were fighting over Beard pushing and yelling at Tylea. Beard allegedly hit the girl repeatedly and threw Tylea on the bed so hard that she bounced off and landed on the floor. That’s when Botello said he stomped on her stomach until she puked up green stuff.
When Botello checked on her daughter in the morning, she said Tylea “looked awful” and had bruises on her ribs, chest, arms, legs and tops of her feet.…Continue Reading
SAN DIEGO, CA — A 12-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp on Fiesta Island used a handgun to shoot and kill himself Monday morning, police said.
The boy was part of a group of around 20 who arrived at the camp from Las Vegas and were scheduled to stay at the camp until July 5, said Lt. Mike Hastings. Included with the group was a scout master and the boy’s father.
At around 7:36 a.m. Monday morning, police were called to the camp after the boy was found inside his tent suffering from a single gunshot wound. Initially reported that he’d been shot in the head, it is now being reported he’d shot himself once in the chest.
The boy’s identity has not been officially release and police have not said how the boy got his hands on the gun that was found inside the boy’s tent.
The camp allows Scouts to earn a variety of merit badges, sail and build leadership skills. Firearms are not allowed at the camp and the program offers no activities in which a firearm would be used.…Continue Reading
DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Police have charged 23-year-old Dewey Green with murder after they say he intentionally ran over a pregnant woman.
Police say 53-year-old Janice Pitts was in her Lincoln Navigator with her daughter and grandson when Green repeatedly hit her from behind with his truck while she was sitting at a traffic light.
When Pitts got out to check the damage, Green rammed his truck into her and pinned her body between their two vehicles. Pitts’ daughter, Iesha Davis, says she got out and tried to get Green to back his truck up.
“I’m banging on the window, ‘Please, you’re crushing my mom, you’re crushing my mom. Please, you’re crushing my mom. He wouldn’t look at me, He kept his face straight and kept his foot down on the gas,’” said Davis.
When Green finally backed up, Pitts fell to the road and Green ran over her crushed body as he drove over the median, went across a grassy knoll and ended up sideways across a road where witnesses were able to stop him.…Continue Reading
Machetto had only been living with his grandmother, 74-year-old Sylvia Schmitt, for a few weeks at the Paradise Lakes nudist community, but reports state that the two argued frequently.
Early Monday, the two were arguing over Machetto’s refusal to take medications prescribed to him after suffering a brain injury when Machetto was 14 or 15.
He’d been attacked by a group of teens who bashed the back of his head with a rock. The teen nearly died, but was never the same. According to the teen’s martial arts instructor for the last seven years, the teen was not aggressive, but had the emotional maturity level of a 13-year-old.
Machetto’s mother was unable to care for him full-time, so he would occasionally stay with his grandmother. This living arrangement resulted in Machett being charged with domestic violence against Schmitt in 2012, but Schmitt would eventually drop the charge.…Continue Reading
The incubator in question, 23-year-old Lasasha Allen, sent a text to the child’s father Saturday, claiming that the child had fallen out of a car window and was injured. She did this, she told police, to get a reaction from the child’s father.
The baby’s father apparently neglected to respond to the text, and because Allen doesn’t want anyone thinking she’s a liar or anything, she had to rough up that baby a bit. She loaded up the baby and another child, aged 7, and went for a drive.
Police say Allen drove to some rural location with a lot of curves, and once she hit about 45 mph, opened the passenger door and pushed the baby out. Then, for whatever reason, she just kinda waited at the scene for a bit before finally taking the child to the hospital.
Allen later told police that her intent was to inflict minor damage so that she would not be caught in a lie.…Continue Reading
CHESTERFIELD, VA – Police say 35-year-old Barry Jernigan fatally shot his wife and two kids before killing himself Sunday evening.
Police were first alerted to the family’s home after Barry’s boss called to report that Barry had left him a message “that sounded threatening and possibly suicidal in nature.” Officers heard gunshots as they approached the home, but it was already too late.
Barry’s wife, 30-year-old Renotta Jernigan, and stepdaughter, 9-year-old Alexis Kellas, had both collapsed in the front yard after being shot. Neighbors who’d heard the gunfire were providing first aid to the victims, but Renotta would die on the scene while Alexis would die later at the hospital.
Inside the home, police would find 2-year-old Seth Jernigan had been shot to death as he lay in his crib. As for Barry, he was also found in the home, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “At this point, the investigation indicates that Barry Jernigan shot his son, stepdaughter and wife before turning the gun on himself,” police said in a statement.…Continue Reading
PEORIA, IL – Police say Jaason Moore walked into a high school reunion being held inside a crowded sports bar and fatally shot his ex-wife and her new boyfriend before being fatally shot by another patron.
The triple shooting happened at Fifth Quarter Sports Bar and Pizzeria Saturday night where some of the 100 people inside were attending an East Peoria Community High School reunion for the class of 1999.
At around 8 p.m., 40-year-old James Moore walked in and made a beeline towards his wife, 33-year-old Lori Moore, who was at the reunion with her new boyfriend, 36-year-old Lance Griffel.
According to witnesses, Moore calmly walked up to the couple, pulled out a handgun and shot them both in the head. Both Lori and Lance were pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Moore was unable to kill anyone else, if that’s even what he intended, because immediately after he sucker-shot the couple, an off-duty FBI agent inside the bar shot and killed him.
“I think it’s pretty clear in his case the presence of this officer and his ability to take very quick and very decisive action prevented a further tragedy,” East Peoria Police Chief Ganschow said.…Continue Reading
RIVERSIDE, CA – A man was killed by his own daughter after he was struck by her car as he tried stopping her from driving drunk.
Police say 37-year-old Soukvilay Barton was drinking and arguing with family members on Friday when she decided to leave.
Her father, 69-year-old Bounmy Rajsombath, tried to stop her from driving since she had been drinking, but she got into a BMW parked in the garage.
As she backed out of the driveway, her father stood behind the car in an attempt to stop her. Unfortunately, Barton didn’t see her father and hit him with the car as she backed out of the driveway.
Witnesses say that once Barton noticed her father had been injured, she immediately stopped the vehicle, got out and started sobbing. Rajsombatch was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Barton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicle manslaughter. She’s currently being held on $75,000 bail. A review of California court records showed Barton has had multiple traffic violations, including a DUI conviction from 2006.…Continue Reading
FOSTERS, AL – Police say 19-year-old Marissa Williams asked a boy she met on Facebook to kill her aunt and uncle, not realizing the boy was actually her aunt who’d created the profile to spy on her.
According to court records, Williams’ aunt created the fake profile after Williams blocked her on Facebook. The teen did not like the fact that her aunt could see her online activities, activities that included asking random men she met to come to her aunt’s house.
To continue keeping tabs on her niece, the woman created a fake Facebook profile – Tre ‘Topdog’ Ellis – so that she could friend her and see what she was up to online. On the very first day that Williams interacted with Ellis, she asked him to come over and get drunk before offering up her poonani in exchange for a paid cell phone bill.
She later told Ellis she hated her family and wanted him to kidnap her. As the conversations continued, this plan got more detailed and included Ellis shooting her aunt and her aunt’s fiance in the bedroom, then shooting her cousin and the family dog on the way out.…Continue Reading
STLOUIS, MO – A man opened fire on two men during an attempted home invasion leaving one suspect dead and another critically injured.
It happened on Tuesday night when the man’s 17-year-old daughter went outside of her home to retrieve something from a car. That’s when she was approached by two armed men who ordered her back inside her home.
Unfortunately for the two suspects, the teen’s 34-year-old father was visiting the girl and her mother. He was armed and opened fire as soon as the two men pushed the teen through the front door. Turns out, he’s a pretty good shot.
One of the suspects, 31-year-old Terrell Johnson, was shot and died on the living room floor. His partner in crime, 33-year-old Cortez McClinton, was shot in the chest and legs but managed to run away and get to the hospital where he was last listed in critical but stable condition.
He’s probably wishing he’d died, as he’s now been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and armed criminal action in connection with a fatal shooting.…Continue Reading
SUMMITVILLE, TN – Gregory Hale, a 37-year-old Devil worshiper, has been accused of murdering a woman and eating part of her corpse.
Police arrested Hale after receiving a tip that he was looking for help in disposing of a body. The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Lisa Hyder, who police say was killed by Hale on Friday – the same day the two first met.
Hale told investigators he and Hyder were at his parents’ home home talking when he murdered her. How and why he decided to kill Hyder is still unknown, but according to the affidavit, Hale admitted he killed Hyder, then decapitated her corpse, chopped off her hands and feet, and ate parts of her dead body.
Police found evidence that Hale tried burning some of Hyder’s remains in a burn pit on the property, while some remains were found in two plastic buckets. At some point he asked a neighbor to help him dispose of Hyder’s body, but opted to they called police instead.…Continue Reading
WAUKESHA, WI – Police have charged Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after they lured a 12-year-old classmate into the woods and stabbed her 19 times with a kitchen knife.
Investigators say the two girls had planned the attack for months, all in an attempt to impress Slenderman, a fictional character the girls read about on the horror story website Creepypasta Wiki. One of the suspects told police that in order to be with Slenderman, you had to kill someone.
That someone turned out to be one of their friends, who they invited to a sleepover. They were going to duct tape her mouth while she slept and stab her in the neck, but figured it would be too messy. They then decided to kill her in a bathroom where a floor drain would make cleanup easier.
They opted do neither, and waited to attack the girl the next day while playing hide-in-seek in the woods of a nearby park. “One suspect held the victim down while the other suspect stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs and torso,” Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said.…Continue Reading
Brooklynn, NY – Police say a man randomly stabbed 6-year-old Prince Avitto to death, and seriously inured a 7-year-old girl, as the two children headed out of their apartment building to get ice cream.
According to law enforcement, Avitto and Mikayla Capers were in an elevator in the the Boulevard housing development at around 6 p.m. Sunday when a heavyset African-American man in his 30s began stabbing the children.
He then chased the little girl out of the elevator and to the front of a neighboring building where she collapsed. The attacker was able to flee the scene, leaving a butcher knife behind.
Capers was up and talking after the attack, but “didn’t look so good,” according to a neighbor. She is currently in serious condition at a local hospital. Avitto, who would’ve celebrated his birthday in two weeks, died at the scene. “He was lifeless, just lifeless. I can’t get the image out of my head,” said a resident.
“They were just coming outside to get some ice cream and ices,” said the president of a the tenant’s association.…Continue Reading