ORANGE CITY, FL – Richard Watson has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to drown his wife in a dog’s water bowl after arguing about an under cooked pizza.
It happened Wednesday night as Richard and his wife, Debra, settled in with two frozen pizzas and began watching the 12-12-12 charity event on television.
After realizing his pizza was still raw, Richard threw a tantrum then threw his plate of food at the front door. In response, Debra threw her plate of food as well. This enraged Richard, so he tackled Debra to the ground and then held her head in a dog’s water bowl that contained three inches of water.
Debra said she wasn’t sure if he was using his hands or his knee to hold her head in place, but she’s positive she heard him say he was going to kill her. After managing to break free, Debra said Richard began strangling her in the living room by the front door.
“She felt her life was going to end,” said Orange City Cmdr.…Continue Reading
Salem, OR – A 47-year-old woman in Oregon has been charged with attempted murder after she used her Ford F-150 to run down her husband.
Shirley Nunez suspected that her husband, Kenneth, was having an affair with a woman who lived nearby. So on Monday night, Shirley broke into the home of her husband’s alleged mistress and confronted the woman, pointing a gun at her in the process.
No details on what was discussed, but Shirley did not physically injure the woman and left the residence in her 2003 Ford F-150. Kenneth was not nearly as lucky. When Shirley got back home, she saw her husband walking to his motorcycle parked in front of their house and decided to give him a kiss with her truck’s grill.
Bill Deconcini said he and his wife woke up after hearing screaming and the two came outside to find Kenneth unconscious in the grass after Shirley had ran him down with her truck. He was transported to Salem Hospital in critical condition while Shirley was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation before being booked into the Marion County Jail.…Continue Reading
Fremont, CA – A California man is behind bars after police say he tied up his girlfriend and tried hanging her from a tree in his backyard.
Police say 31-year old Daniel Howard got angry at his girlfriend so he zip-tied her hands behind her back, and strung a noose over a branch of a backyard tree. After telling her he was going to kill her, he walked back inside to get a cigarette.
The woman used this opportunity to dig her cell phone out of her pocket and call 911. The operator had a hard time understanding her, but the woman was able to relay Howard’s address.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the woman and Howard still in the backyard. The woman was being forced to stand on a barrel with the noose now around her neck.When police confronted Howard, he allegedly used the woman’s body as a shield before pushing her off the barrel and attempting to run away.
Luckily, the officers were able to catch the woman before she was seriously injured.…Continue Reading
Greenbrae, CA – Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, is suing 90-year-old Jay Leone for shooting him. Never mind the fact that Cutrufelli had just allegedly broken into Leone’s house to rob it, and that he had tied Leone up before rummaging through the home for valuables. This is America, yo.
Cutrufelli claims in a civil suit that Leone “negligently shot” him, causing him “great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli’s home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli’s marriage.”
Judging solely on the details of the civil suit, I’m guessing Cutrufelli doesn’t feel like his career as a thief, meth addict, convicted felon, and insufferable douchebag had anything to do with any of that.
Cutrufelli is currently embroiled in his criminal trial, facing two counts of attempted murder for an incident that occurred in January, leaving both men with gunshot wounds requiring lengthy hospital stays. If convicted, Cutrufelli faces life in prison. Read on and you may wind up feeling like that isn’t quite enough.
On January 4th, 11:00 AM, Cutrufelli reportedly kicked Leone’s door down and tied him up at gunpoint, then scoured the house for valuables to steal.…Continue Reading
According to the boyfriend, Peel had been acting a little “off” for quite some time, going as far as threatening to “seek revenge on him while he slept” (*swoons*) if he ever cheated on her.
On the day of the alleged cutting, Peel had apparently been drinking heavily. The boyfriend told police she had injured herself in a drunken fall and refused medical treatment. At some point that night, he issued an ultimatum: Seek mental help within 24-hours. After preparing dinner for the both of them, he wisely made up a bed in the living room so as not to disturb Sleeping Beauty once she fell into a drunken slumber.
A short time later, the man said, he heard Peel wake up. And after having a bit to eat and feeding the cat, she approached the man’s make-shift bed and gently woke him up.…Continue Reading
LAS VEGAS, NV – A man has been charged with attempted murder after he set fire to a man who was harassing him at a Las Vegas gas station.
According to police, Theodore Bejarano was inside Cricle K store drinking on Oct 10. The clerk told him he was not allowed to loiter inside the store and asked him to leave. At around the same time, 61-year-old Patrick Newell had arrived at the store to get gas. After paying, he left the store only to encounter a drunken Bejarano leaning against his truck. Bejarano asked for a ride, but Newell refused, telling him he was driving a business vehicle.
Bejarano allegedly didn’t like that answer and kept bugging Newell to the point that Newell threatened to cut Bejarano with a pocketknife if he didn’t leave him alone. But instead of cutting the man, Newell went back inside the store and told the clerk that he was being harassed at the pumps and to call police. When he returned to his truck, Bejarano continued harassing him.…Continue Reading
New Orleans, LA – This happened last week, but it has been siting in draft for days and I am tired of looking at it. A 19-year-old LSU student has been charged with attempted murder after police say she tried to kill her mother for inheritance money.
Last week, 52-year-old Sherri Boover received a knock on her door at 4.30am. When she looked through the peephole, she was greeted by her smiling daughter, Nicole Boover. But when she opened the door, Nicole pulled out a handgun and aimed it at her. The quick thinking mother immediately slammed the door shut before Nicole fired several rounds into the door and ran off.
Uninjured, Sherri called police and informed them they could probably find Nicole at the LSU dorms where she was currently staying. Outside of the dorm, police would find Nicole’s car with 18-year-old Nathan Yuhas, a friend and classmate of Nicole’s, sitting inside it. They would find Nicole in her dorm room.
Yuhas would spill his guts pretty quickly, telling investigators that Nicole had enlisted his help in murdering her parents in order to collect a $500,000 inheritance from which he would get a $50,000 cut.…Continue Reading
EVERETT, WA – A woman in Washington was in court yesterday, answering to accusations that she tried to cut off her sleeping husband’s head with a reciprocating saw.
Police arrested 44-year-old Renee Bishop-McKean last October after her husband, Brett Bishop, told them that she had just tried to kill him. He told them that he had awoke to the sound of the Sawzall reciprocating saw that his wife had in her hands, and was in the process of pressing against his neck.
After pushing her away and jumping out of bed, Bishop says he fought with McKean to get control of the saw. ”Renee came at me in the kitchen with the Sawzall raised up, we had a struggle over it,” said Bishop. “She kept pulling the trigger to make it run, so I reached out and pulled the battery out of it.”
Not quite ready to call it a loss, the criminal complaint states McKean swung a hatchet at Bishop and hit him in the back of the head with a mallet.…Continue Reading
FITCHBURG, WI – More details have been released regarding the Wisconsin mother who repeatedly stabbed her 6-year-old daughter with a steak knife while she slept.
Early Monday morning, 30-year-old Tasha Harmon went to her neighbor’s apartment suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck and chest. She told the neighbors she had just stabbed her 6-year-old daughter before stabbing herself.
When the neighbors entered Harmon’s apartment, they found her daughter covered in blood, lying on her bed. She was suffering from several stab wounds inflicted by her mother, who had used a 7-inch steak knife that was found nearby. The girl was still alive and rushed to the hospital with life-threatening stab wounds to the chest and back as well as a punctured lung. According to reports, the girl told police, “Mommy tried to kill me.”
Harmon was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition before being released on Thursday and placed in jail. She has been charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide. Her daughter was listed in critical condition, but police say she is expected to recover.…Continue Reading
TITUSVILLE, Fl – A 52-year-old homeless veteran is fighting for his life after a man attacked him while he slept, using a hammer to bash in his skull.
Police were patrolling an area Friday morning when they noticed 33-year-old John Paul Angelillo in front of an abandoned business holding a hammer. When the officers turned into the business, they noticed 52-year-old David Gotshall on the ground nearby suffering from severe injuries.
The injuries where caused by Angelillo using a hammer to strike Gotshall in the face as he slept. Gotshall suffered multiple facial and skull fractures and the loss of one eye. He also suffered injuries to his ribs and a broken arm. He had to be airlifted to the hospital and is currently in critical condition.
Gotshall, a Desert Storm veteran, was sleeping behind the business because, according to friends, he had no where else to go after the city dismantled his previous camp a week earlier.
“He had some issues but we were supporting him. About eight or nine months ago, the police and the city crews cleared out his camp off Tropic Street.…Continue Reading
Chattanooga, TN – Police have charged a man with attempted murder after they say he tried to kill his roommate during an argument over a pot roast. There’s not a lot of details surrounding the event, so I have embellished a bit.
When 66-year-old Robert “Cooter Brown” Cooper discovered that his roommate had eaten an entire pot roast, Cooter walked into the man’s room and pistol-whipped him as he slept.
“Cooter, didjee jus hit me wid dat pistol?” asked the roommate as he jumped out of bed. “Yesiree I did,” replied Cooter as he brandished the handgun. “An’ Ima fixin’ to put a new hole in ya’.”
“Well why in da world didgee go an do that fer?” the roommate inquired. “Becuz I wuz hankerin’s for some vittles but you dun gon an et ‘em all,” explained Cooter. “So nows Ima gunna clean yer plow!”
Cooter and the roommate got into a struggle that resulted in the roommate being able to eject the magazine from Cooter’s gun.
“Now watcha gunna do, Cooter?” the roommate asked. …Continue Reading
Kevin Kemp, 20, says he was chatting with the family friend on Xbox Live when the discussion turned into an argument. The argument was not about a game, but rather a longstanding feud between the two. Fighting words were exchanged and Kemp told the teen to jump if he was feeling froggy.
“I’m like, ‘Bro, if want to do this, come over to my house and we’ll do this right now,’” Kemp said.
Kemp heard the teen’s headset hit the floor and was surprised at how fast he covered the short distance between their houses. He was also surprised to learn that the teen was not there for a fistfight when he walked through his front door with a gun in one hand, and a knife in the other. After pushing past Kemp’s mother, the teen walked up to Kemp’s bedroom, took aim, and fired.…Continue Reading
SHINGLETOWN, Calif. - A Northern California man is facing trial for allegedly shooting his son because he didn’t like his karaoke singing.
William Oller Sr., 70, has been ordered to stand trial for the January shooting his 50-year-old son, William Oller Jr., after getting aggravated at his son’s karaoke signing of a Kenny Chesney song.
Oller Sr. was visiting his son when he became angry over the music and the two got into an argument. Oller Sr. was heard saying, “I’m going to shut you up” multiple times before going out to his vehicle and retrieving a handgun.
His son followed him outside and the two got into a struggle over the firearm, resulting in Oller Jr. being shot multiple times and Oller Sr. suffering a gunshot to the leg. According to officials, Oller Sr. told police that his son hit him first and in response, he “shot the shit out of him.”
Oller Sr. was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault, both of which he pleaded not guilty to in February.…Continue Reading
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – A Florida jury didn’t buy the insanity defense put up by Wayne Treacy, the 17-year-old accused of using his dead brother’s steel-toed boots to kick the crap out of a teenage girl’s head, and found him guilty of attempted murder.
Here’s a quick recap for those of you not aware of this case. Two years ago, a then 15-year-old Wayne Treacy, attacked 15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley in the bus parking of Deerfield Beach Middle School because he was upset over some texts she had made regarding his dead brother.
Throwing on some of his dead brother’s clothes, Treacy rode his bike to the school, had his 13-year-old girlfriend point out who Ratley was, and then attempted to kick and stomp Ratley’s brains out of her head. Another teacher at the school intervened and Treacy was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Treacy’s lawyer went for the Hail Mary of defenses, trying to claim that Treacy was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at the time he attacked Ratley, stemming from his older brother’s suicide.…Continue Reading
FITCHBURG, WI – We just had a story yesterday involving a man using a vehicle to run down a woman during a domestic dispute, and now we have a man in Wisconsin in jail on murder charges after using his vehicle to run down his ex-girlfriend and his 2-year-old son.
Police said 30-year-old Jesus Castillo-Dimas and his 20-year-old girlfriend had recently ended their long-term relationship. I don’t think Jesus was on board with this breakup because when he saw his ex with their 2-year-old son, Yandel Castillo, riding in a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Miguel Menendez-Ruvalcaba, he began following them.
His ex told police that she and Miguel had lunch and he was taking her and her son home when she noticed Jesus was following them. After asking Miguel to pull into a parking lot close to her residence, Jesus pulled up beside them and confronted his ex and asked if she was in a relationship with Miguel. No one got out of their vehicles until Jesus began driving away stating, “You’ll see what is going to happen to you and your child.”
Thinking he was leaving, the woman and her son got out of Miguel’s car and began walking away.…Continue Reading
HESPERIA, CA – A man in California died in a car crash shortly after running over his wife.
Police say 34-year-old Kenneth Amaya Jr. and his wife were arguing outside of their GMC Yukon after pulling over to the side of the road. Moments later, Amaya jumped back into the SUV and drove away, running over his wife in the process.
She was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition with extensive injuries but was able to tell police who had run her over. Police believed Amaya had attempted to kill his wife and immediately began searching for him.
They didn’t have to search for too long, and he didn’t put up much of a fight, as he was found dead off of Interstate 15.
The California Highway Patrol says Amaya was speeding down the interstate when he lost control of the vehicle. He veered to the right and crashed into a metal guardrail. Amaya was not wearing a seat belt so his passenger, Karma, had no problems booting his ass out of the SUV as it continued through the barrier and went rolling down a steep embankment.…Continue Reading
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL– Two years ago we reported on Wayne Treacy, the then 15-year-old who used some steel-toed boots to turn a 15-year-old girl’s brains into a bowl of mashed potatoes because he got upset over some texts she had sent him. Today, opening statements started in Treacy’s attempted murder trial.
Here’s a little background for those of you unfamiliar with this case. Treacy was in a relationship with 13-year-old Kayla Manson, who attended Deerfield Beach Middle School. She did not have a cell phone, so Treacy texted her friend, 15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley, asking about his girlfriend’s whereabouts.
Ratley didn’t know Treacy very well, but she let him know that she did not approve of him dating her friend. This lead to the two sending a series of heated, barely literate text messages back and forth, messages that sent Treacy into a fit of rage.
But the message that really sent Treacy over the edge was the message in which Ratley tells references Treacy’s dead brother. Treacy’s older brother had committed suicide five months earlier by hanging himself from a tree in front of a church.…Continue Reading
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA – A man has been charged with attempted murder after he tried to strangle his 3-month-old baby to death in a Walmart parking lot.
Daniel Graf, 32, was at the Walmart on Friday night to meet his estranged wife and visit his daughter. The couple eventually got into an argument over custody arrangements that led to Graf’s wife calling police.
Graf got angry with the responding officer and began walking away with his daughter. Graf then threatened to kill the baby and began strangling her. Realizing the infant was in danger, the officer decided to show Graf the proper way to choke the life out of someone by placing him in a carotid restraint control hold.
“It’s a tactic where the officer applies pressure to both sides of the carotid artery on the neck that will render and individual briefly unconscious,” said Jon Kempf from Citrus Heights Police.
What Kempf is trying to say is that the officer placed Graf in the Sleeper hold, an effective choke-hold I liked to employ on my ex-wife during sex, and before her lawyers got involved.…Continue Reading
BOYNTON BEACH, FL - We have had a couple stories this week detailing someone setting someone else on fire–one in Alaska another in Ohio–and now we have another out of Florida. The difference with this one is that it was all caught on video.
A woman was meeting 54-year-old Roosevelt Mondesir at a gas station so that they could exchange their 4-year-old son. The two are not married, but do share custody of their son. But when Mondesir arrives in his white Jaguar, he does not have their son with him. He does have some gasoline, however, and proceeds to pour it on the woman and her vehicle as she tries to leave.
The gas station surveillance cameras captures this, as well as the 34-year-old woman’s futile attempts to get away from Mondesir and try to find help inside the convenience store. She doesn’t find any and the relentless Mondesir is able to set her on fire. Video footage captures the horrific image of the woman on fire as she first tries to enter the store for help, and then as she runs around the parking lot trying to put out the flames.…Continue Reading
Cleveland, OH - Speaking of people setting their partner on fire, a man Kniption reported on earlier this year has been sentenced for setting his girlfriend on fire while she held their baby.
Back in January, 31-year-old Kevin Ford got into an argument with his girlfriend, 31-year-old Tiffany Lawson. This argument led to Ford spraying lighter fluid on Lawson, who was holding their 11-month-old child, as he chased her around the house.
Lawson was able to make it to the second floor of their town home before Ford lit her clothing on fire. Lawson was able to drop her baby from the second floor window to someone waiting below, then strip off her burning clothing and take the same exit.
Both the baby and Lawson survived, with Lawson suffering second degree burns, a broken wrist and other injuries. Ford fled the scene before police arrived but was arrested later that day.
In April, Ford pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated arson, three counts of felonious assault, four counts of kidnapping, two counts of domestic violence and one count of endangering children. …Continue Reading