Douglasville, GA — A 14-year-old boy armed with a sword and a BB gun has been apprehended for killing his 77-year-old great-grandmother and wounding his grandmother.
According to reports, deputies responding to a call arrived to the family home shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. The teen was reportedly standing in the doorway while his great-grandmother lay dead in the front yard from sword wounds.
The teen was reported to have shot at police – taking out a few windows in their cruisers. Deputies responded with a concussion grenade, a police dog, and – after convincing the boy to come outside – a dead-on taser shot. Deputies 1 – boy 0.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Major Tommy Wheeler said he has since been placed in the custody of authorities.
Authorities were quoted as saying that they were called to the home twice before in recent months in regard to the boy. Both times the boy was hospitalized for evaluation and released.
“We were called out there again in July,” Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said.…Continue Reading
BARRIE, Ontario — Three teens have been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a man at an indoor, glow-in-the-dark minigolf course.
Bradley Hubbard, 42, his girlfriend and two young daughters decided to go to Putting Edge (heh) after eating dinner Saturday night.
While there, Hubbard’s daughters, ages 7 and 4, informed him they were scared of some drunk teenagers acting like assholes and breaking things.
Hubbard confronted the teens and asked them to stop, but things went downhill from there, ending when one of the teens allegedly stabbed the father of seven in the neck with a broken putter.
Paramedics arrived and tried to save his life, but Hubbard would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
“At least he died in his wife’s arms,” said Hubbards’ father-in-law. “He got to tell her that he loved her before he passed away.”
Police have arrested Justin Spring, 18, Jake Workman, 18, and Matthew Spring, 19, and have charged them with second-degree murder.…Continue Reading
THIBODAUX, La. - Police have arrested a man they say killed his mentally-handicapped son, who was confined to a wheelchair, and then cut him up in the sink before discarding him on the sidewalk like trash.
The town of Thibodaux has not seen a murder since 2008, but that all changed on Sunday when someone walking near the home of 30-year-old Jeremiah Wright noticed the head of 7-year-old Jori Lirette sitting on the sidewalk near some trash.
Police were called and arrive shortly after, finding Lirette’s head was sitting near a trash bag that contained his dismembered body.
“When I got here, it was something to be upset about,” said Capt. Calvin Cooks. “It struck a nerve.”
Police say Wright was charged with the murder after he admitted to killing the boy and then dismembering him over the family’s kitchen sink. No motive for the murder has been reported.
Lirette’s mother was not at home at the time during the murder or the discovery, but had to be hospitialized when she arrived at the scene and was informed of her son’s murder.…Continue Reading
KENNETT, Mo. – A neighbor has been arrested and charged with the murder of Breeann Rodriguez, the 3-year-old who went missing on August 6 while riding bicycles with her 6-year-old brother.
The little girl vanished right outside her home after her brother went inside to get a drink. This lead to a massive search that included billboards displaying the girl’s picture, the search of a couple cargo vans seen in the area and a $45,000 reward.
The search intensified after the girl’s training wheels were found near her home on Thursday. But on Saturday, police announced they had someone in custody and had charged them with the girl’s murder.
Police say they will continue to search for the girl’s body, but that 43-year-old Shawn Morgan suffocated Rodriguez on the day she went missing. He has now been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence.
I did not follow this case very closely. I just remember them finding her training wheels and then over the weekend, heard that both of Breeann’s parents had failed polygraph tests.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN – Eduardo Marmolejo, the 17-year-old student accused of stabbing his teacher to death, has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
On Wednesday, 49-year-old Suzette York was found stabbed to death in a classroom at Memphis Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school of less than 100 students.
Shortly after, police had Marmolejo in custody and charged with York’s murder. He told police that he did not like York and had planned on killing her since May, ever since he found out he would be the only 11th-grade student at the school.
York had lobbied the school should expand past their current kindergarten through 10th-grades; saying it was important to keep students in a Christian setting. The school board agreed and voted last spring to extend classes through the 11th grade.
Marmolejo was the first and only student to begin his junior year there and he was not happy about it at all. One of his teachers said Marmolejo was left behind because several of his classmates had transferred to another school to finish their junior and senior years.…Continue Reading
NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Back in April we reported on LaShanda Armstrong, the 25-year-old mother who killed herself and three of her children when she intentionally drove her minivan off a boat ramp and into the Hudson River.
Now the father of those three kids, 26-year-old Jean Pierre, is suing for $80 million.
Armstrong packed up her four kids into a minivan and then drove into the 45-degree water of the Hudson after getting into an argument with Pierre. She would drown along with Landon Pierre, 5; Lance Pierre, 2; and 11-month-old Laianna Pierre.
“If I’m going to die, you’re going to die with me,” Armstrong told the children before the vehicle went into the water.
But Armstrong’s 10-year-old son, Lashaun, decided this sucked and crawled out the window as the van was sinking. As he did, Armstrong grabbed his leg. “I made a mistake,” she told him before letting him go.
Armstrong’s decision to kill herself and her children came minutes after witnesses described Pierre cursing and banging on Armstrong’s apartment for 30 minutes.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN – Not a lot of details on this as it is breaking, but police say they have a 17-year-old student in custody at the Memphis Junior Academy where the Principal was found stabbed to death in a classroom.
The body of 48-year-old Suzette York was discovered by a teacher shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the private school operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. York had been with the school for more than three years.
The 17-year-old student was taken into custody at the scene. No motive is known at this time. The school will be out for the rest of the week.
Not a great start for a school whose classes just started on Monday.
Jackson, Mississippi — Two white teenagers have been charged after a man was beaten and ran over with a truck. The county district attorney says the man was targeted simply because he was black.
District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says that on June 26, two carloads of teen were out driving around looking for a black person to assault. According to law enforcement officials, the group had been at a party drinking when 18-year-old Deryl Dedmon, Jr. suggested they leave and “go fuck with some niggers.”
So they piled into two vehicles and drove 16 miles to a predominantly black area where they found 49-year-old James Craig Anderson in a parking lot near his car. The group pulled in, got out of their vehicles and proceeded to beat the auto plant worker while reportedly yelling racial epithets.
What these idiots didn’t realize is that a surveillance camera was recording the entire event.
Not only did it capture them beating Anderson, it also captured Dedmon get behind the wheel of a Ford F250 and then run over Anderson, who was staggering after getting off the ground.…Continue Reading
COPLEY TWP., Ohio - Judging by the 1800+ news articles, I am guessing most of you have already heard about the shooting massacre in Ohio over the weekend. Now that more details have come to light, I felt like writing it up because it is as tragic as it is horrifying.
I am putting this all together via the articles I am linking to, so some of it may be incorrect and clarified later. But what is clear is that 51-year-old Michael Hance went on a shooting rampage in his neighborhood, killing seven people before police killed him in a gunfight.
From the reports, Hance lived with Becky Dieter, his girlfriend of two decades. Hance had been in an ongoing dispute with Dieter’s family and their neighbors. Ever since they had moved into the home left to them by Becky’s parents, who had died a couple years ago, other family members felt they were not keeping up with the property. Also involved in the argument were Dieter’s neighbors, longtime friends of Becky’s parents, Gudrun “Gerdie” Johnson, 64, and her husband 67-year-old Russell Johnson.…Continue Reading
CANDLER, N.C. – This past April, 4-year-old Trenton Michael Scott was found dead in the trailer he shared with his mother and his mother’s live-in friend. The little boy had been beaten to death. Now reports are that at the time of his death, he was legally drunk.
Heather Bensen, 29, called 911 shortly after 6 a.m. to report that when she checked on her son before leaving for work, she found him dead.
“Oh my God!” the sobbing woman told a dispatcher. “He looks like he’s been beaten to death.”
An autopsy revealed Trent had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent (well above the 0.08 legal driving limit), and died from a lacerated liver.
He also suffered blunt force trauma to his abdomen and chest, ligature strangulation on his neck, eight broken ribs, a fractured skull, broken teeth, bit marks on his back and chest and numerous cuts and bruises all over his body.
Police would arrest 24-year-old William Godfrey Hedden and charge him with first-degree murder.…Continue Reading
Deerfield Township, Ohio - As 17-year-old Amanda Borsos stood outside of Four Paws Pet Care where she worked, her ex-boyfriend, 18-year-old Troy Penn, leveled a shotgun at her chest and pulled the trigger.
Her co-workers ran out to find Amanda laying wounded in the grass and called 911. She was rushed to the hospital but sadly, did not make it. It was her 17th birthday.
Shortly after the shooting, Penn was seen by a neighbor running through yards with a shotgun. He also called his mother and father, informing them both of what he had done before barricading himself in the family’s home.
When police arrived at Penn’s home, they tried to communicate with Troy through his two siblings who were also inside with him. But before contact could be made, Penn used a hanger to pull the shotgun’s trigger, shooting himself in the chest, killing him.
The 911 transcript notes that Penn also had the shotgun, “rigged to the curtains so if the curtain moved, the gun will fire.”
Friends say all of this came as a surprise as the teens had only been dating a few months, and just broke up a week ago.…Continue Reading
Augusta, GA — Police have arrested a woman, accusing her of killing her roommate with the heel of a shoe.
Police say that on Sunday evening, Carter was drinking when she got into an argument with 58-year-old Robert Higdon inside the trailer they shared.
“She said she got upset with him. He put his hands on her and she took her shoes off and hit him in the head,” Lt. Calvin Chew of the Richmond County Police Department. Higdon fell on the floor and Carter left to stay in a hotel with her boyfriend.
She said she got worried when she had not heard from him, so she returned the following morning to find Higdon dead, lying in the same spot she had left him in. Uh-oh. To her credit, Carter called police.
The heel on the shoe Carter used was not a stiletto type as some
lamer other sites are reporting, but rather the wide kind.
They currently have no idea how many times Carter hit Higdon on the head as there was no visible trauma to his noggin, but Lt.…Continue Reading
Denver, CO — A cross-dressing wo-man named Daryl Rasmussen, 55, was arrested in California Monday night in connection to the February double murder of his roommates, Ronald Ford, 63 and his partner Rome Sanchez, 55.
Ford’s body was found at his home during a welfare check while Sanchez wasn’t found until a week later when police returned to re-investigate the crime scene. His body found in the basement of the home, hidden beneath storage items and bags. Autopsies determined both died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Rasmussen, also known as Ms. Puppy, had not been seen since the bodies were found and police named him as a person of interest. On Monday night, a customer of the Score Bar in Palm Springs recognized Rasmussen from news reports he’d seen while in Denver.
He wasn’t hard to miss as he was walking around the establishment while wearing neon pink see-through mini dress with white bra and panties and sandals.
Police tracked down Rasmussen who attempted to fool them with a fake ID, but was taken into custody without incident.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I’m working on a handful of stories that probably won’t get published until tomorrow, but I did find this quick one involving a man who has confessed to shooting his neighbor’s car to death. Figured some of you would get a kick out of it.
Police were called to the home of 60-year-old Charles T. Tidwell after his neighbors complained that the man was sitting on his porch and shooting at a neighbor’s car parked in a nearby driveway.
When officers arrived, Tidwell admitted to using his Bushmaster 223 and a Winchester 22 semi-automatic to shoot at the passenger side of the car. When asked why he shot the car, he told them he hated it, so he killed it.
Tidwell was charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. They should put him and Donald Finnegan in an apartment together and make a reality show out of it.…Continue Reading
MEMPHIS, IN – This is one horrendous story involving a man who was arrested on Tuesday, charged with bashing his wife’s head in with a rock.
Police say it all started with an argument between 44-year-old Joseph Roche and his wife, 46-year-old Brenda Roche. They had been drinking at the home of Brenda’s daughter, and got into a physical altercation after Brenda accused Joseph of cheating on her.
Brenda ran out of the home and tried to leave in her car, but Joseph used a box cutter to cut her and a large rock from the driveway, estimated to be around 25-pounds, to bash the car. Brenda then tried running away on foot, but Joseph hit her in the head with the rock, knocking her to the ground.
Steven Duncan, Jr., a neighbor across the street who heard the commotion, ran over to see what was happening and described a horrifying scene.
“All of a sudden he hit her a couple of times and she went down and he picked up a rock and started smashing her head in and I said, ‘you gotta stop,’” said Duncan.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV – A teenager in jail for smothering his young cousin to death has now been accused of stabbing his cell mate to death with a pencil.
Carl Guilford, 18, has been in the Clark County Detention Center since May, accused of smothering 6-year-old Christopher Montgomery with a comforter. His cell mate was 39-year-old Francesco Sanfilippo, in jail on 13 counts of possession of child pornography.
The other day, Sanfilippo was found dead inside their cell covered in a white sheet. The floors and walls were smeared with blood and Guilford was sitting on the top bunk with a blank stare. Sanfilippo had been stabbed several times with a pencil.
Guilford would first tell police that Sanfilip came on to him and grabbed his ass, leading to Guilford putting the older man in a choke hold. He says he doesn’t remember what happened after that. He would then change his story and claim that the Devil told him if he did not kill Sanfilippo, then the Devil would make Guilford kill himself.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – I started writing about 24-year-old Amber Elkins on Saturday. She’s young mother who went missing on July 24 and whose car was discovered the next day covered in blood. Now there’s been two major developments that extinguished anyone’s hopes of her ever returning home safely.
Elkins was last heard from as she headed to court to attend a custody hearing regarding her 9-month-old daughter. She never made it. The next day her car was discovered at an abandoned car wash. The front passenger window was busted and there was a substantial amount of blood inside the car, but there was no sign of Elkins.
On Friday, Texas Equusearch joined the search, combing the 2-3 mile area around the abandoned car wash and on Sunday the group’s founder and director Tim Miller confirmed a body was found by volunteer searchers. This body has not been identified, but they seem pretty sure it’s Elkins.
Today, during a probable cause hearing, prosecutors learned Elkins’ boyfriend of a few weeks, 31-year-old James David Clarke, allegedly confessed to an ex-girlfriend and another woman that he shot Elkins in the head and placed her body in a duffel bag.…Continue Reading
DETROIT — I have no clue why I have not heard of this story until today (*I’m lying, I know exactly why*) but police have confirmed that the body found in a burning home are those of 5-year-old Mariah Trenice Smith who went missing a week ago.
Smith was reported missing by her mother midday Sunday after a party at their home. She was last seen by her cousin at around 3:30 a.m. sleeping on the dining room floor. “I was the one who laid her down on the dining room floor and I gave her a hug and a kiss and everything,” Felisha Smith said. Later that day, the girl was gone and a window was wide open.
Earlier that morning and a mile away, before and Amber Alert was issued for Smith, the body of a young girl was found after an arson fire in an abandoned home had been put out. Wayne County spokesman Dennis Niemiec reported the body was that of a young girl who had died of asphyxia whose skull had been crushed.…Continue Reading
While in court before a judge answering to murder charges, 27-year-old Jewell Hendricks admitted she smothered her infant son.
“Are you doing it because you are, in fact, guilty?” Second District Court Judge Michael DiRida asked Hendricks. ”Yes, your honor,” Hendricks said, sobbing.
Prosecutors say that Hendricks felt that the stress of being the new mother of premature twins could be substantially alleviated if she were short one kid.
She liked 2-month-old Robert the least, so in January 2010, she covered his crying face with a sleeping bag and bear-hugged him until he stopped, then reportedly sat on his body for several hours.
Robert would die from blunt force trauma to the head and smothering. Court documents stated Robert had a skull fracture, bruising on the head and arms, a broken collarbone and bleeding of the eye.
As part of Hendricks’ plea deal, prosecutors dropped child abuse charges and will only recommend she serve 15 years in prison.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – I hate to start the morning with these kind of stories because they are infuriating. As some of you may remember, last week I posted the tragic story of a girl who reportedly died while playing hide-and-seek.
The reports at the time were that 10-year-old Ame Deal was playing the game with other kids late at night, when she climbed into a box in the backyard. She was not discovered untl the next morning, dead from possible positional asphyxiation or suffocation.
In the article I asked a couple questions that had me feeling something wasn’t quite right with the story. Why were these kids were out playing hide and seek unsupervised late at night and why didn’t kids notify adults immediately when they could not find the missing girl. Now we know why. It was all a lie.
The girl was padlocked inside the box overnight as punishment for taking a popsicle. Now, 23-year-old Samantha Allen and her 23-year-old husband John Allen, face first degree murder charges for putting Ame in the box. Ame’s grandmother, 62-year-old Judith Deal and her aunt Cynthia Stoltzmann, 44, face charges of child abuse and kidnapping.…Continue Reading