We first reported on Amber Hilberling back in 2011 after her she pushed her husband, Joshua, through a plate glass window. Police would charge her with murder after Joshua’s fall was stopped by a garage roof 17 floors below.
Hilberling was 19-years-old and seven months pregnant at the time, and went on the news circuit claiming her innocence. This included an appearance on “Dr. Phil” where she claimed her husband’s death was an accident — the result of self-defense and thin windows.
However, a conversation between her and her grandmother in a police interrogation room captured Hilberling calling herself a “horrible person” and asking what kind of person would push her husband out of a window. She also says her husband was messing with a television when she shoved him through the window.
There was also the fact that her husband had filed an emergency protective order against her before his death, claiming she was physically abusive towards him and had brained him so hard with a lamp that he had to get staples and stitches.…
According to reports, police responded to a call about a suicidal woman who had “caught herself on fire.”
When they got to the scene they found the 34-year-old woman very late into her pregnancy suffering from significant burns.
The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition and gave birth to a baby boy. A little over two hours later, the baby died.
According to a King County Medical Examiner’s Office report, the boy died from prenatal asphyxia due to maternal thermal burns.
Despite hiss manner of death was listed as homicide, Kent police have not yet charged the woman with a crime.
“It is early on the investigation, and it is not quite clear if any charges will be brought against the woman,” said police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson.…
FONTANA, CA – A man walked into a California Target, headed to the kitchen section where he obtained a knife, then proceeded to stab himself to death.
Officials say that on Wednesday around 11 a.m., the man walked into the Target at 15272 Summit Ave. in the Falcon Ridge Town Center.
He made his way to the store’s kitchen section where he opened a package and pulled out a knife that he used to stab himself in the torso. He died at the scene.
“Upon arrival, our officers located an individual with an apparent self-inflicted stabbing wound to the torso area,” said Martha Guzman-Hurtado, police spokeswoman. “It appears that this incident is suicide.”
Target remained open for two more hours and did not close until the coroner arrived to remove the man’s dead body. This decision didn’t sit well with some people who were in the store shopping at the time of the incident.
“It’s disgusting that they would let people continue to shop when there’s a dead body inside,” said Marlene Rodriguez, who was in the store shopping until 1:30 p.m.…
According to Salisbury police Chief Thomas Fowler, the two victims rented the guns from Bob’s Tactical Shooting Range at around 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
With six to eight people inside the business, the pair blew their brains out in the shooting range area of the store. Both were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead with gunshot wounds to the head.
Their identities have not been released at this time, but Fowler did say they were in their early 20s and resided in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He also added that police found what they believe to be a suicide note.
Their suicides were caught on the store’s surveillance camera, so no doubt it will be online eventually.
If you have been reading our site for any length of time, then you are aware people committing suicide at gun ranges is nothing new.
One of the weirder ones involved identical twins who went to a Denver shooting range and shot themselves in the heads.…
Titchener says his wife, 57-year-old Shelley Titchener, left their home the day before Valentine’s Day after they got into an argument.
He claimed she told him she was going to stay with a friend and left without her car, cell phone, laptop or bipolar disorder medication. Two days later, Titchener reported her missing.
The odd thing about his version of events is that on the day Paul reported her missing, a next-door neighbor says she talked to Shelley in their neighborhood and she was seen shopping at a mall.
Neighbors said they would sometimes hear shouting coming from the couple’s home and that there was tension when Paul moved back in after leaving for some time.
A week later this past Sunday, a fisherman found the torso of a woman floating near the Fremont shoreline, 30 miles from Titchener’s home. On Tuesday, an arm was found in the same area.…
On Sunday, a man in Gmunden found a suitcase floating near the shore of Lake Traunsee. He called police after opening the suitcase and finding that it contained a pair of hands and feet.
The next day, a police dog would find a second suitcase that also contained human remains later identified as a 71-year-old woman. That same day, police divers would find the body of the dead woman’s 72-year-old husband in the lake – weighted down by the decapitated head of his wife.
According to investigators, the man strangled his wife sometime between December 25 and January 1st. He then dismembered his wife with a saw and placed the body parts in the suitcases found floating in the lake.
But he had entombed her decapitated head in concrete, along with some personal items, then tied the concrete block to his hand before throwing himself in the water. He drowned without a struggle, state prosecutor Birgit Ahamer said.…
David Abbott was a Manassas City detective who served on the Northern Virginia-Washington, D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
According to reports, police had been investigating relationships he had with two teen boys he met while a Prince William youth hockey coach.
Police say Abbott solicited sex acts from one boy, who was 11-years-old when they met, over the phone, by text and through social media and email. Police would then learn of a second victim, a 13-year-old boy.
When officers arrived at Abbott’s home to charge him with two counts of taking indecent liberties and two counts of using a communications device to solicit sexual offenses, Abbott refused to come out of the house.
As detectives spoke with Abbott, he pulled out a gun and fatally shot himself.
If Abbott’s name sounds familiar, he made the news last year as the lead detective in a case involving a 17-year-old teen who was sentenced for sending explicit texts to his 15-year-old girlfriend.…
PORT HURON, MI – Authorities say 22-year-old Rebecca Hardy committed suicide by deliberately entering a yard and allowing herself to be mauled to death by a pair of attack dogs.
Last Thursday, Hardy died at a hospital with extensive injuries to her face and neck caused by a pit bull and a pit bull-husky mix. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office have now ruled Hardy’s death a suicide.
Investigators say Hardy, who has a history of suicide attempts, was recently kicked out of her home. On the day she was mauled, she climbed into a fenced yard located on the same street her fiancé lives that contained known attack dogs.
“These were attack dogs. These were vicious dogs in an enclosed space,” Oakland County Medical Examiner Ljubisa Dragovic said. “She obviously was aware of that, because she climbed over the fence to subject herself to this threat.”
Hardy was first attacked by the pit bull, then the pit bull mix. A witness tried stopping the attack, but it was the dogs’ owner who eventually subdued them and immediately provided aid to Hardy.…
The bodies of Griffith and her son, Helious, were discovered by a nurse performing a bed check shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. Griffith’s son had been a patient at the hospital for about a week.
“It appears that the mother for unknown reasons took the life of the child and then took her own life there in the room.” Mesa Police Detective Steve Berry said.
According to a fundraiser created by Griffith, her son suffered from Cerebral Palsy with Dystonia, has sensitivities to audio, odor, and touch, and suffers from extreme anxiety. She had been looking for help raising $1500 dollars for a vehicle, but had not gotten close to her goal.
Police say the Arizona Department of Child Safety do have an open case with the family, but that Griffith was her son’s legal guardian.
“I can tell you this family was actively involved with DCS (Arizona Department of Child Safety) and that it was an open case and that they were actively working on that as recently as two days ago,” Berry said.…
Singleton was home alone with his 6-year-old sister on Oct 10 when he used a handgun to shoot himself in the head. His sister then ran to get help from a neighbor, who called police.
Neighbors would report hearing the girl screaming about blood as she was rushed away from the scene.
Investigators revealed that there wasn’t anyone home supervising the two children when the shooting happened, and that the gun belonged to someone who lived in the home. A family friend said the boy’s parents told him the gun had been in a safe.
On Wednesday, the coroner ruled Singleton’s death a suicide – the youngest recorded case in Nevada since 2005. That same day, the Clark County Department of Family Services and Metro said that Singleton’s death remains under investigation and that they will talk with the district attorney’s office to decide what, if anything, happens next.…
On July 19, the 53-year-old Laura Stuardo was on a cruise with her boyfriend, 55-year-old Giovanni Pia. The couple had booked the cruise in an attempt to fix their broken relationship.
While the ship was docked in a Norwegian port, Stuardo fell 115 feet from the couple’s cabin balcony into the fjord below. Pia would tell investigators that Stuardo had jumped off the balcony in an attempt to kill herself.
A camera on the ship contradicted that statement a bit, as it showed Stuardo hanging from the balcony for a few seconds before falling into the water. Other passengers described hearing a loud argument coming from the couple’s room shortly before Stuardo fell.
As for Stuardo, she wasn’t saying much at the time. Not because she was dead, though. Remarkably, she survived the fall but suffered injuries to her head, lung, stomach and spleen.…
The two were not students at the university, but were attending a party being thrown by a student who lived at the dorm. Witnesses told police that at around 2 a.m., the distraught was walking along a narrow ledge yelling that he was going to jump.
The older man was also on the ledge, trying to talk the teen into not killing himself. He quickly learned that no good deed goes unpunished, when he and the teen he was trying to save both fell from the ledge and landed 14 floors below.
The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The teen is currently in critical condition at the hospital. If he wanted to kill himself before, I’m sure he’s really wanting to do it now — especially after learning his antics resulted in the death of someone who was just trying to help.…
DEFOREST, WI – Theodore Peterson, 47, killed his disabled, teenage son before shooting himself in the head with a nail gun at Token Creek County Park.
On July 21, Peterson sent his wife a text saying he was at the park taking their 16-year-old son Maxwell for a walk. Maxwell suffered from Angelman syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder that requires lifelong care.
While there, Peterson killed Maxwell by slitting his throat with a knife, then used a nail gun to shoot himself in the head. Peterson didn’t do as good of a job on himself as he did with his son, as he was still alive when a woman riding a horse found the pair lying on a trail.
Peterson was flown by helicopter to University of Wisconsin hospital where he was charged with the murder of his son before dying of his injuries a day or so later. No official word on a motive behind Peterson’s actions, but his wife told police that a respite care provider for Maxwell was no longer allowing a female worker into the Peterson home because of something posted on Facebook.…
The shooting happened 20 minutes into a showing of Trainwreck, when a dumbass in the audience started randomly shooting at approximately 75 other movie patrons. After he was finished, the unidentified coward committed suicide.
One of his victims died on the scene, while eight others were taken to local hospitals. One of those victims would later die from their injuries.
“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” theatergoer Katie Domingue said. She then witnessed “an older white man” standing up and shooting down into the theater. “He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” Domingue said.
Police know the identity of the man, but have not released it to the press at this time. They say the shooting appears to be random, but are checking to see if he was connected to the victims in any way.…
NAPERVILLE, IL – An unidentified man has apparently killed himself Thursday afternoon by jumping under a moving carnival ride at Ribfest in Naperville.
The death happened at around 3 p.m. at a ride called Pharaoh’s Fury. I’m sure you’ve seen or rode on one these style of rides; a boat-shaped ride that swings back and forth on a pendulum.
According to witnesses, the man intentionally dove under the ride as it was moving, and was struck three times before the operator was able to stop the ride. People who were on the ride at the time reported hearing a thumping sound.
Medical personnel arrived to find the man, described as being in his early 20s, unresponsive and not breathing. An autopsy would show the man died of massive traumatic injuries.
Naperville Deputy Chief Brian Cunningham said the ride was functioning properly at the time and that the act did not appear to be accidental.
But the show must go on. Don Emery, Ribfest marketing chairman, said nearly all of the carnival rides continued to operate and the area was “essentially open.”
I read through a lot of comments regarding this incident.…
The bodies of 30-year-old Elizabeth Flores and her kids, 7-year-old Xavier Neff and 2-year-old Sofia Chiddo, were found by a friend on Saturday after not hearing from them since Friday.
Police have confirmed that all four of the victims died from gunshot wounds, and have since called the case a murder suicide. Police do not have a motive for the killings and are continuing to investigate.
The shootings may have taken place Friday night, as one neighbor reported hearing noises at that time but thought it was fireworks.
“We were in the house last night and I got there at 8 p.m. We heard like firecrackers and I said to my daughter are you sure it was fireworks,” said the neighbor. “She said ya mom it had to be fireworks last night so we didn’t think about it.”
Neighbors say that the family was often seen outside playing, but that they were very private and keep to themselves. …
Police say that on Saturday, the 39-year-old killed 24-year-old Cecelia Woods, 3-year-old Keyon Jackson and 2-year-old James Jackson Jr. Afterwards, he contacted people to confess what he had done and his plans to kill himself.
“Just prior to his own death, Jackson Sr. contacted numerous people, confessing that he had killed Woods and the children, and his intention to kill himself,” state police said in a statement. “He also posted a suicide note on the refrigerator door.”
He wasn’t lying, and he made good on his word. When police arrived at the mobile home, they found Jackson hanging by his neck from a dog-lead cable that was attached to a TV antenna just outside the front door.
Inside they would find Woods dead in one bedroom, and the two children dead on a mattress in another bedroom.
A medical examiner would conclude Woods and her two children had all been strangled to death with the same metal dog lead Jackson used to hang himself with.…
On Thursday, police received phone calls reporting gunshots coming from Janzen’s home, followed by a loud bang. A SWAT team arrived at the home, beginning a four hour standoff before a fire was started inside the home.
After firefighters put out the blaze, members of the SWAT made entry into the home and found the bodies of Randy Janzen, his wife, Laurel, and their 19-year-old daughter, Emily. The body of his sister, Shelly, was found shot to death at another location.
According to a post made under Rand Janzen’s Facebook account the murder of his daughter was a cure for the migraines that had plagued his daughter since elementary school. He states that “he shot her in the head and now she is migraine free.”
He claims he murdered his wife and sister because it was in their best interest. His wife was killed because “a mother should never hear the news that their baby has died,” and he murdered his sister so she would not have to live with the shame he’d caused.…