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.…
The incident happened last Friday as a man arrived at 42-year-old Nataliia Karia’s home daycare to drop of his 3-year-old child.
The man said he was greeted by Karia who said she “couldn’t take it anymore.” She said she had “done something bad” and wanted to show him.
The man said he ran past Karia when he heard a child’s cries coming from the basement and found Karia had made a noose out of children’s tights and had hanged a 16-month-old child by their neck from a pipe.
As the man got the baby down and called police, Karia fled the scene in her minivan. After she rear-ended a vehicle, she ran over a man who got out of his vehicle to inspect the damage. She then struck a bicyclist before parking her vehicle and tried jumping off a highway overpass.
Karia was stopped by several passersby and taken into custody.…
It happened Tuesday morning as students were preparing for a physical education class. For reasons unknown at this time, the 16-year-old pulled out a 3-inch blade and began stabbing his classmates.
School staff reportedly boxed in the suspect, who had turned the knife on himself, until officers arrived and tased him before taking him into custody.
None of the victim’s injuries were considered life-threatening and are expected to recover. According to the last update, only four victims remained in the hospital; two in critical but stable condition, while two others are in fair condition.
The suspect has already been released from the hospital and is currently in the Slate Canyon Detention Center.
The student has not been identified and is being described as a straight-A, home-schooled student who has only been at the school since August. He has no record of disciplinary problems and no reports of bullying have been noted.…
The incident happened Monday morning outside the county courthouse after the 60-year-old woman and her estranged husband had left the nearby Family Law Center.
A bailiff who was in the courtroom with the man and his wife during their divorce hearing said there were no outbursts during the proceeding that would have foreshadowed what happened next.
Surveillance footage showed the woman leaving the building, getting in her car and then positioning it.
As her estranged husband left the building and was crossing the street with his lawyer and a female friend, the woman accelerated towards them and mowed them down in the crosswalk.
As the three victims lay injured in the street, the woman reversed the vehicle and made a point to hit the female victim a second time.
Bystanders tried stopping the woman by breaking the driver-side window, but she sped off. She first tried driving her car off the Benicia Bridge by repeatedly driving into the barrier, but ended up parking the car and jumping off instead.…
Theophilous Washington, 20, was with his pregnant girlfriend Friday morning when he suggested she take some water from his fridge as she was leaving.
When she returned to her on-campus room and drank from the water bottle, she felt a burning sensation in her throat, vomited, and then called 911. Police eventually interviewed her and Washington, who admitted he’d put bleach in the water his girlfriend drank.
He explained that he did not want his girlfriend to have the baby, and hoped to kill it by having his girlfriend drink bleach.
In response to his surprise abortion attempt, Washington was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child as well as reckless endangering. He is being held in jail on $1 million bail. Dayum!
“The charges are twisted and the intended result nothing short of horrifying,” said District Attorney Craig Stedman. Washington’s girlfriend and her 2-month-old fetus appeared unharmed, according to the doctor who examined her.…
A little after midnight on Sunday, 41-year-old Misty Childs got into an argument with her boyfriend, 45-year-old Lavont Moss inside the halfway-house where Moss lives.
After the argument, Moss went to bed while Childs fixed a pot of soup. Once the soup was boiling, Childs dumped the pot of soup on Moss’s face and torso as he was lying in bed. Childs then fled the scene.
One of the other residents described hearing Moss screaming that Childs had burned him before he fell on the couch.
“He was barely able to breathe because of the pain. He was moaning,” said Ashleigh Ferris.
Wesley Clark, a trained paramedic who also lives in the house, said the injuries Moss suffered were some of the worst he had ever seen.
“His skin, it just looked like someone took his shoulder blades and grabbed the skin and pulled it off,” Clark said.…
MADISON, WI – Police have charged a 14-year-old girl with attempted murder after she tried to kill her brother’s girlfriend by slitting her throat and telling her she was a psychopath looking for her first kill.
According to investigators, Kali Bookey called police Wednesday morning to report that two men in a pickup truck had tried to abduct her while she was riding her bike. She claimed she talked the men into abducting her brother’s 15-year-old girlfriend instead since she was home alone.
When police arrived at the girlfriend’s trailer, they found her bleeding profusely in her bedroom and she was rushed to the hospital. There she would tell investigators that it was Bookey who had attacked her.
She said she was asleep when Bookey woke her up and put her hands over her mouth. The two got into a struggle and Bookey punched the girl multiple times in the face and broke two bowls over her head. She said Bookey used a shard from one of the broken bowls to slit her throat at least four times.…
Police say that on Tuesday morning, the couple were working in King’s Beauty when they caught the 13-year-old girl and a friend shoplifting items from the store.
The couple, both in their 70s, opened the store 20 years ago and often forgave shoplifters. In this case, the couple retrieved the stolen items from the girls and kicked them out of the store without calling police.
However, the girls came back and this time were able to get away with some merchandise. The couple called police and the two girls were located in an adjacent lot. One girl was taken into custody for an outstanding juvenile warrant, but the 13-year-old was let go with a warning after the couple refused to press charges.
“The shop stewards that were there were kind enough to not press charges, since the crime was, in their eyes, petty,” said Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Chief Jeremy Ihler.…
Santa Rosa police said the 21-year-old victim was watching the movie Wednesday afternoon at the Roxy Theater when a stranger came up behind him and stabbed him multiple times.
“Out of nowhere, he came up from behind him, he stabbed him in the throat, in the arm, in the lung,” Sgt. Josh Ludtke said.
The attacker, described by police as a 23-year-old man, fled the theater and dropped a knife in a theater trash can.
People inside the theater assisted the victim until emergency crews arrived. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from multiple life-threatening stab wounds.
The attacker was apprehended nearby with the help of witnesses who described the man to police and pointed out the direction he ran to. Ludtke described the alleged attacker as a black man with a full beard and dreadlocks. He was calm and nonchalant when he was taken into custody.…
According to reports, 27-year-old Giordanni Osse went to a home Monday night to retrieve clothing that belonged to a female acquaintance.
The three occupants inside – members of the Latin Kings street gang – were not happy to see him.
This could’ve been because Osse is a member of the rival Bloods gang, or because Osse may have broken into the home. That latter detail still isn’t clear but even if he had, Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said what happened next did not fit the criteria of “reasonable” self-defense.
The home’s three occupants – Johnathan Faneytt, 21; Jesus Maldonado, 22; and Jorge Freire-Romero – punched, kicked and hit Osse in the head with a handgun. They then handcuffed Osse and placed in a bathtub where he was stabbed 12 times with a steak knife.
Police say Osse was then tied to a chair for hours and beat “within inches of his life.” Afterwards, Osse was put in a car and dumped on a street three miles away without his shoes or pants.…
CLEARWATER, FL – Derek Lawson is behind bars after the 26-year-old was accused of raping a woman before repeatedly stabbing her vagina.
According to police, Lawson kidnapped a woman then proceeded to beat and choke her until she passed out. Afterwards, he brutally raped the woman and used a sharpened object to “repeatedly stab her vagina.”
The woman managed to get help after Lawson left her for dead. She required emergency surgery after the attack to repair the multiple cuts and stab wounds she had suffered.
Lawson was picked up on Thursday and charged with kidnapping with bodily harm, sexual battery with a deadly weapon and attempted felony murder. He is being held at the Pinellas County jail with no bond.
As you might have suspected, based on his current charges, this is not Lawson’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested in 2014 on similar charges of kidnapping and sexually battering women, and has spent time in jail for marijuana possession and reckless driving.…
Bernhard’s mother was taking him to the train station so he could go back college when he asked her to stop backing out of the driveway because he forgot something in the house.
When Bernhard returned, he pulled out a six-inch butcher knife and began stabbing his mother. She managed to fight him off and slam her door shut before backing out of the driveway. A relative witnessed the attack and called 911.
Police arrived on the scene and arrested Bernhard. He has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated domestic battery.
According to a statement from the Will County sheriff’s office, Bernhard was trying to kill his mother so he could collect the insurance money to pay for his college tuition.
His plan failed miserably because not only did he get caught, his mother survived the attack.…
Back in September, the 31-year-old filled a bathtub with water and tried to abort her 24-week-old baby by stabbing it to death with a coat hanger.
She got scared when she started bleeding, so she had her boyfriend take her to the hospital where she told the staff she wanted to terminate her pregnancy. Instead, doctors delivered her 1.5 pound baby boy.
Because of Yocca’s lack of follow-through, the boy will now need medical support for the rest of his life due to the damage Yocca had done to his lungs, eyes, and heart.
“The whole time she was concerned for her health, her safety and never gave any attention to the health and safety to the unborn child,” said Sergeant Kyle Evans.
Police arrested Yocca on Wednesday, charging her with attempted first-degree murder. She was ordered jailed in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.…
WILLOWICK, OH – Police have arrested two sisters after they say the duo used braided computer cables to strangle their 56-year-old mother on Thanksgiving, before trying to smother her with a pillow.
The mother of Jennifer Barnes, 23, and Joanna Barnes, 24, called police to her home on Thanksgiving, asking that they check on her two daughters. She didn’t tell them what had happened until the next day when she went to the hospital with with injuries and bruising to her neck.
According to reports, the sisters placed USB cables around their mother’s neck and then each grabbed an end and pulled. Their mother was able to get free, only to have one of the sisters try to strangle her with a towel while the other tried smothering her with a pillow.
During the attack, one sister allegedly told her mother, “You are going to die tonight.” The woman was able to get free from her daughters again, then run from the house and call police.
Jennifer and Joanna were both arrested without incident and charged with attempted murder.…
Police were called to the Newport Landing apartments on Saturday after receiving a 911 call from one of Eh’s relatives. Once there, they spoke with Eh’s 12-year-old daughter who told them her other was trying to kill her and her two siblings.
She said that after Eh told her she was going to kill them and then herself, she put rat poison on a spoon and tried to force her 4-year-old son to drink it. When he kept his mouth shut, Eh allegedly slapped her son and forced the poison into his mouth.
She then tried to get her 12-year-old and 7-year-old to do the same, but when they saw what she was doing they booked it over to their grandmother’s nearby apartment and told her what was going on.
The boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition but has since stabilized. Her other two children are in the custody of Child Protective Services.…
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Last month we had a man who ripped out his girlfriend’s intestines after she called out another man’s name during sex. Now we have a woman in Florida who repeatedly stabbed her husband after he called out another woman’s name during sex.
According to police, 39-year-old Christina Balazi and her husband of 10 years were having sex when he uttered another woman’s name.
Balazi became so enraged over the slight that she allegedly pulled a sheet over her husband’s head, straddled him and then stabbed him in the chest and neck at least seven times with a kitchen knife.
Her husband said after feeling sharp pains in his chest, neck and head, he removed the sheet and saw his wife straddling him while holding the knife. He told police he was able to get the knife away from her and run outside.
According to the police report, Balazi ran after him yelling “I’m tired of this!” before she got into her car and fled the scene.…
AVON PARK, FL – I plan on being a feisty old fart. I’m going to shimmy my old lady ass as I shuffle board in the morning, and drink a few margaritas while I play strip poker in the evening. I’m going to be amazing.
What I won’t be doing is waving my gun at the help, or being a general cantankerous ass like 91-year-old Max Horton, who was arrested after threatening to kill a landscaper for getting grass clippings on his car.
Robert Hendrix was working at Horton’s home when the elderly man confronted him about grass clippings that had landed on his car. Hendrix, who has known Horton for 14 years, brushed the grass off the car but Horton went apeshit, saying he was going to “fix the problem himself.”
Horton pulled out a gun from a pouch on his hip, then ordered Hendrix to his knees while telling Hendrix he was going to kill him. Hendrix begged “please don’t kill me” while backing up on his knees. Johnny Barnes, Hendrix’s coworker, saw this unfolding and approached Horton as he fired off a shot at Hendrix and then aimed the gun at Barnes.…
After Lassiter tossed his children into the pond Sunday night, an off duty sheriff’s deputy who lives in the complex was able to pull out Lassiter’s daughters, ages 3 and 5, and start administering CPR. Lassiter’s 7-year-old son was able to get away unharmed and run for help.
Lassiter called 911 afterwards and told the dispatcher what he had done, and why he did it. As you may have already guessed, it was everyone else’s fault but his own.
“I just drowned my two daughters in the lake back there ’cause CPS wanted to take them away from me,” he said. “I was dealing with some pedophilia things, OK, OK. I was dealing with some sexual desires that I was trying to get some help with, but instead they turned their back on me, the whole system, and tried to take my kids, and they took the rest of the, of the little happiness that I had.”
He then goes on to tell the dispatcher that chucking his children in a lake was a teaching aid that he hopes they will learn from.…