Tampa, FL – Something put James Kenneth McElroy in a really bad mood on Tuesday night.Â A neighbor walking his dog saw McElroy in the driveway of his parents’ Carrollwood home around 9:00 in the evening, just looking up and down the street.Â The neighbor thought it was a little odd at the time, but the McElroys were fairly recent neighbors.Â The neighbor noticed the lawn needed mowing.Â Â By Wednesday morning, James Kenneth McElroy’s family had been stabbed, and his father was dead, his mother and sister critically wounded.…Continue Reading
Pike Creek / New Castle, DE – When Desiree Hogan violates a restraining order, she does not jack around, y’all.Â Â On Thursday evening, Hogan, 38, crept up to the back door of her ex-husband’s house and tried to get her 13 year old son to let her in.Â When the boy wouldn’t open the door, Hogan pulled out a gun and shot her child through a window, hitting him in the shoulder. …Continue Reading
Ronald Machado, Thomas Lorigan, Krystle Weaver
Krystle Weaver’s Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sexybibrunett
Greenville,PA - Ronny Machado and Krystle Weaver were waiting for Heather Turk to come home. Weaver, 20, had called Heather from the apartment the three had been sharing. Heather, her two small children, and her father Thomas Lorigan were out grocery shopping. While Machado and Weaver waited, they unscrewed light bulbs to darken the rooms. They got out their knives. And when Lorigan came in with his daughter and grandchildren, Machado and Weaver struck. …Continue Reading
Trenton, NJ – Shanta Dargbeh, 19, does not tolerate rejection well.Â Â When Shanta learned that her 17 year old ex-boyfriend had taken another girl to his Trenton Central High School prom last weekend, she burned his house down – with his parents and seven of their children inside it.Â …Continue Reading
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Amber Jimenez, 20, knows how to take an interesting Myspace picture. She also knows how to get it, as evidenced by the Myspace photo in which she tells us “This is how u GET IT“. Except she can get it on the dance floor at Obviously Third Trimester Pregnant, but she can’t get it into her head that you don’t dump a newborn in a dumpster. …Continue Reading
Bean Station, TN - But you gotta give him credit for trying. William Randall Crawford, 34, is the subject of a large-scale manhunt centered in Grainger County, Tennessee. Crawford is accused of going to his in-laws’ home in Bean Station on Saturday night and shooting, stabbing and biting five family members: his in-laws, his wife, and his two children. Fortunately, Crawford was unsuccessful – so far, all of his victims are alive. At this point, though, I would say that a family reconciliation seems unlikely. …Continue Reading
I know, the sketch is…disturbing…but police are hoping it will help find one of the two men who flagged down a tow truck driver, and then set him on fire.
BALTIMORE - Police state that the tow truck driver was traveling down Interstate 695 near Route 40 when he was flagged down by two black males. The two men asked how much it would cost to have their car towed before then asking how much money the tow truck driver had. At some point, one of the men through a liquid on the tow truck driver while the other flicked a cigarette at him.…Continue Reading
GREENWOOD, Ind. — On Saturday, Jerry Bobb, 33, lost it. Allegedly, he stabbed his girlfriend, struck her and her 7-year-old daughter with a car, set fire to an apartment, held an 11-month-old hostage with a knife before being shot to death by police after being tased to no effect.…Continue Reading
Columbus, Ohio – See that picture? That’s Kaevon Neal. He’s twenty-one months old, and he’s been in a coma since March 18, when a friend of his mother’s is accused of shaking him nearly to death. Police arrested Levi Blaney, 18, on Saturday. Police were waiting to see whether the baby would live before filing charges against Blaney, who was taking care of Kaevon when he was injured.…Continue Reading
Springfield, MO – The 7-year-old was playing in a bedroom of a family member’s home Saturday night. It was late. She was allowed to watch movies and play, because it was a weekend. Her grandmother and several friends and relatives were playing cards in the living room. After recent flooding rains, it was a pretty night, and the windows to the house in north Springfield were open. By Sunday morning, the little girl’s life would be permanently altered. …Continue Reading
Largo, FL - Reshonda Smith, 29, is a bad mother with bad aim and a bad mugshot. She’s just bad all over, and not in that good way. Late Sunday night, Reshonda decided that her boyfriend was cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend. So Reshonda went to confront the ex-girlfriend. At some point in the “I’ma kill you if you don’t leave my man alone bitch” convo, Smith reached for something inside her jacket. The ex-girlfriend ran inside her apartment and locked Reshonda out. …Continue Reading
Sitka, Alaska – Jason Abbott did not like being in jail on Easter. Abbott, 18, had gotten into a fight with his mother, and she’d called police on Sunday morning because Abbott was yelling about red and orange being “evil colors”, and he didn’t want them in her house. After being released from jail on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge on Monday morning, Jason Abbott decided to get even with the harbingers of the evil red and orange.
On Tuesday, Abbott went to his grandparents’ house in Sitka and got all stabby, killing four people and injuring another. Dead are Jason’s grandparents, John and Alice Abbott, aged 69 and 68. Also killed were Charles Tate, 37, and a female victim identified only as “E.A.” The survivor is a daughter of John and Alice Abbott, called “M.R.” in the police report. …Continue Reading
Largo, Florida - During a court appointed, supervised visit with her 15-year-old son, Celeste Grace Minardi, 55, pulled two knives from her purse and stabbed him multiple times.
Minardi was married to Gulfport City Attorney Timothy Driscoll until three years ago when they divorced. The teen lives with him. Since that time, Minardi has been allowed supervised visits with her 15-year-old son. For these three years, there has been no incidents. But the other day, while a nurse who was supervising typed on a PC just 6 feet away, Minardi went batshit crazy. It was normal for Minardi to give her son gifts during these visits, and while they both sat on a couch she retrieved some items from her purse. First some cologne, then a deck of cards and then a couple of knives…a 15-inch ornamental dagger and a 12-inch drywall knife to be exact…and starting hacking at her son.…Continue Reading
PLACERVILLE, CA - Early last Saturday morning, Charles Anthony Bailey, 50, got mad. So he used an ax to attack his 34-year-old girlfriend Merrily Melson, and took off with their son, 2-year-old Andrew Bailey. He didn’t manage to kill Melson, and she was able to tell investigators what had happened, resulting in an Amber Alert being issued. A few hours later, Bailey was found at a gas station but little Andrew was nowhere to be found.
At about 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Andrew Bailey’s tiny body was located in a trash can behind a Kmart store in Martell, California. And while details are still sketchy and the autopsy reports were not released, Bailey was accused in court Tuesday of using a screwdriver to kill his toddler son. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 12/11/08 – Erin Caffey’s murder trial has been moved to Hopkins County, Texas, in a change of venue from Rains County.Â Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty due to Erin’s age. Jury selection will begin February 2, 2009, with the trial set to start February 9.Â Â Both Charles Allen Waid and Charlie James Wilkinson pled guilty last month to capital murder for their involvement in the killings of Erin’s mother and younger brothers.
Top: The Caffeys, L to R: Mathew, Terry, Tyler, Penny, Erin
Bottom: Charlie Wilkinson, Charles Waid, Bobbi Johnson
Erin Caffey with Charlie Wilkinson
Alba, TX (March 3, 2008) - Erin Caffey, 16, was raised Baptist, and not a little bit Baptist either. Homeschooled until this semester, her parents were maybe stricter than many. Erin’s mother, Penny Caffey, was a member of The Gaston Singers, a small gospel group. Her parents were members of Miracle Faith Baptist Church in Alba. Her little brothers Mathew “Bubba”, 13, and Tyler, 8, played guitar in church. Erin’s father, Terry, had a sign nailed to a tree in front of the home referencing Joshua 24:15 – “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – Early Friday morning, panic struck in northwest Houston. James Potts, 20, lay dead, and James’ girlfriend Ashley struggled for her life. The motive? Nobody’s sure, but it may be the $900 in cash Case took with him when he left Potts’ apartment.
Dreamin’ Demon has the exclusive from one of our own sources. She is a friend who is close to the case, whose life and family have been upended by this weekend’s tragedy. We have been given exclusive information that has not been released to the press. The reason for our interview? Justice for James Potts, and justice for James’ girlfriend Ashley, who will bear the scars of her attack forever.
Anthony Case turned 20 on February 21. Just a week later, he became a murderer. On Thursday night, February 28, Anthony had spent the night with a friend. Earlier in the evening Anthony had stolen the friend’s cell phone and truck keys, hiding them, but the friend didn’t notice. The friend, his young wife and their small child had gone to bed.…Continue Reading
Kansas City, MO — What a freakin’ brat. Jacob Jett, 18, is a senior at Truman High School in Independence, a suburb of Kansas City. He also can’t wait to inherit. Now Jacob and his friend Joseph Garcia are in jail because they tried to hire a hit man to kill Jacob’s parents, Richard and Robyn Parnell. …Continue Reading
The Bronx, NY – Miguel Matias, 36, called the NYPD on Saturday morning about 10:00 a.m. and told them that his daughter Anna should not have been texting a boy on his computer. Then he said that he’d killed the fourteen-year-old and put her body in a wooded area in the Bronx, which should have been the first clue he was lying. Then he said he’d blacked out and couldn’t remember exactly where he’d put his daughter’s corpse.…Continue Reading
ELLENBURG, N.Y. — Lagoy, 23, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. The indictment alleges that Lagoy “recklessly squeezed” and “violently shook” Jasmine and threw her onto the couch. She bounced off there and onto the floor, the indictment said, where Lagoy allegedly “recklessly kicked the infant in the head.”.…Continue Reading
Portsmouth, Ohio - Two weeks after Christi Layne filed for divorce, William Michael Layne proved to the world that Christi was right all along – he really was a rat bastard. Thursday morning he stabbed Stephanie Loop, 22, at her home. Then he charged into Christi’s fifth-grade classroom and stabbed and shot his wife as her young students watched. After that, he went home and shot himself in a standoff with police.…Continue Reading