KALAMAZOO, MI – Kelli Stapleton has been charged with attempted murder after police say the 45-year-old tried to kill herself and her 13-year-old autistic daughter.
Police said Kelli Stapleton and her daughter, Isabelle, were found Tuesday after having suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning. Kelli was released from the hospital on Thursday, but Isabelle remains unconscious and in critical condition. Doctors fear she may have suffered permanent brain damage.
Matt Stapleton reported his wife and daughter missing Tuesday afternoon after receiving a “disconcerting, despondent” phone message from Kelli and found their van was gone from their home.
Police found mother and daughter unconscious inside the smoke-filled van in a rural area nearby. Kelli had lit a portable charcoal grill inside the van, then locked the doors and closed the windows.
Kelli regained consciousness quickly but has not been forthcoming with police in regards to her motives. Taking a look at her blog, The Status Woe, doesn’t make it too hard to figure out.
In her last entry, dated Sept 3rd, Kelli states she is suffering from a “severe case of battle fatigue” and was upset after learning Isabelle would not be allowed to attend a local school program.…
New York, NY – The family of Joel Morales, the 12-year-old boy who hanged himself last year over constant bullying, are now suing the boys that allegedly bullied him.
Morales’ mother, Lisbeth Babilonia, has filed suit against the city of New York, the Board of Education and the boys she says bullied her son to death – named in the suit as Kenneth, Stephen, Omar and Elijah ‘Doe’, along with the boys’ parents
According to the suit, Joel’s small size and fragile nature made him a perfect target for school bullies. “Joel was a small-framed fragile boy who sometimes stuttered and had problems with fine motor skills. He was extremely short and underweight for his age,” the suit says.
His family says they complained to the Department of Education multiple times a week to have something done about the constant harassment Joel was experiencing at Public School 102.
“He told me about it many times,” Babilonia said. “I went to school and spoke with the teacher, spoke with the assistant principal, with the principal.…
Scotland – A teenager in Scotland committed suicide after becoming the victim of an alleged Internet blackmail scam.
Daniel Perry, 17, had been interacting with a girl via Skype that he believed was his same age and from the US. “It was a female that he was talking to, she was supposed to be from Illinois,” Perry’s mother said. “I believe they were talking for a few months and he believed he was talking to this American girl.”
The interactions Perry had with this supposed female were recorded, and an unknown person or persons threatened to show the footage to his friends and family. When Perry asked his blackmailers what he could do to stop them from showing the footage to his family, he was instructed to pay funds into a named bank account.
He was warned that if he did not pay the money, he would be “better off dead.” Perry replied, “bye” then less than an hour later, jumped to his death from the Forth Road Bridge.
“He wasn’t doing anything wrong, just what anyone his age might do, but this scam is all about exploiting young people,” said Perry’s mother. …
BIRMINGHAM, AL – A man who’d just been convicted of sexually assaulting a young child dropped dead following the guilty verdict, saving Alabama taxpayers some money by apparently from swallowing cyanide.
According to Travis Parker, the emergency medical chief for the Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service, William Thomas Moore Jr., 42, was being booked into jail on Monday when he informed officers that he’d just swallowed a cyanide tablet. Mr. Guilty was dead before rescuers could arrive and was officially pronounced dead at DCH Regional Medical Center a short time later.
“Our guys said the jailer told them he said, ‘I took cyanide,'” Parker told reporters. “It was fast-acting, whatever it was.” Moore was being autopsied, but results weren’t immediately available, and chemical testing was required to determine the exact substance, Parker said.
Moore was looking at a possible sentence of 20 years in the Hotel Greybar for sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. He was acquitted on a sodomy charge moments before the guilty verdict was announced.…
JOHNSON COUNTY, TX – An accused kiddie-diddler, and the man police say created “some of the worst child pornography” they’d ever seen, was found dead in his jail cell early Monday, but who gives a shit?
According to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office, 50-year-old Jay Thomas Morgan, a co-defendant in a two-county child porn investigation, was found dead in his cell.
Unfortunately, his death was not from pliers, fire ants, or large-diameter dildos with rusty nails protruding from them. Turns out the accused pedophile hanged himself in his cell using a T-shirt.
Morgan, who had been in jail since July 31, 2012, was awaiting trial on charges that included aggravated sexual assault of a child and continued abuse of a young child. His bail had been set at half a million bucks, which, luckily, he hadn’t been able to raise. His trial was scheduled to begin in October.
Prison officials said that the cretin wasn’t on suicide watch. “He hadn’t shown any signs at all,” Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford noted.…
Forest, OH – An 8-year-old girl will probably need years of therapy after watching as her mother was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend.
On Tuesday, 28-year-old Teresa Nelson called 911 to report her ex, 22-year-old Justin Manns, was banging on her door and threatening to kill himself. She explained the day before he had also threatened to kill himself.
“Please hurry. I’m afraid for my life,” Manns says to the operator before saying to Manns, “You literally scare me.”
Nelson was assured officers were on their way, but they would not get there fast enough. Within five minutes, Manns had kicked in the door and Nelson can be heard telling her eight-year-old daughter to go into another room.
“Oh my god, he’s got me by the hair! He stabbed me! He’s stabbing me! He’s killing me,” Nelson can be heard screaming before the phone disconnects.
The dispatcher immediately called back and the phone was answered by Nelson’s crying daughter who was hiding in a closet with her grandmother.
“He stabbed her,” the girl told the dispatcher.…
Payette, ID – The death of a 6-year-old boy found hanging from a refrigerator has been ruled a suicide, making him the fourth confirmed case of a 6-year-old committing suicide in the U S of A since 2007..
On June 3, the boy was watching cartoons in the living room with his 7-year-old sister. The boy’s mother and stepfather were both home taking a shower. The boy went in to the kitchen and the sister told police she heard her brother making noise in the kitchen but did not check on him.
About 20 minutes later she walked into the kitchen to find that her brother had hanged himself by using his belt as a makeshift noose to hang himself from the freezer handle of the refrigerator. The girl screamed and her parents rushed to the kitchen and cut the belt. As the boy’s stepfather performed CPR, the boy’s frantic mother called 911.
Sadly, even the first-responders were unable to revive the boy and he was pronounced dead. The resulting investigation and a coroner’s report concluded that there were no signs of foul play and that the death was a suicide.…
MARYVILLE, MO — Moments after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, Steve Parson took a fatal dose of cyanide inside the courtroom.
The 48-year-old had been charged with forcible sodomy but after a three day trial, a jury found him guilty of statutory sodomy. He was facing a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, but I guess that was seven years too many for Parsons.
“As the judge was polling the jury, Mr. Parson’s stood up, walked to where I was seated and looked at me and said, ‘I’m going to throw up,’” said Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White, who was seated near Parsons.
A couple minutes after taking a small drink out of a cup and returning to his seat, Parsons got busy dying. “Mr. Parson’s arched his back and began to have a seizure,” White said. Parsons would stop breathing shortly after and would be pronounced dead on his way to the hospital.
Investigators would soon learn that Parson had ordered 100g of cyanide from a company on June 25 and had it shipped overnight.…
CINCINNATI, OH – Two half-brothers were found dead after police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot his 9-year-old half brother before turning the gun on himself.
The boys were found on Wednesday inside their grandparents’ home where they lived. In an upstairs bedroom, investigators say 12-year-old Austin Wiseman shot and killed his 9-year-old half-brother, Blake Campbell, before he killed himself with the same gun.
Investigators will now try to determine if this was a murder-suicide, a suicide pact or an accidental shooting followed by suicide. I’m going with the latter.
“There was no sign of a struggle,” Jackson County Coroner Dr. Gregory Hawker said. “The younger boy was just sitting in a children’s chair, sitting there like he was watching TV.”
Only two shots were fired from a .44-caliber handgun that belonged to the boys’ grandfather, Police Chief Carl Eisnaugle said Friday. The grandparents were not home at the time of the shootings, having left earlier to take care of some personal business.
Investigators have taken Wiseman’s computer in hopes that it contains clues to what might have led up to the shootings, but Eisnaugle said there’s the possibility that there may never be an explanation.…
Queens, NY – Last week, 12-year-old Gabrielle Molina was found hanging in her room, dead from an apparent suicide. Now police have confirmed what others had been saying since the news broke – she killed herself because she was being bullied.
Molina’s body was discovered by her 15-year-old sister in their bedroom at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. As is usually the case when young people kill themselves, accusations of bullying were immediate. Friends and family say that Molina was the target of bullying both online and in person.
Her father George told the New York Post that his daughter was called a slut, whore and told she looked like she suffered from Down syndrome. There was even a video posted on Youtube called “Gabby’s Fight” that showed Molina in a fight with a former friend. Molina’s father said that these events, plus a recent breakup, pushed her over the edge.
“I was trying to comfort her because she was getting weak,” said her father. “I wanted to make her happy.” Her older sister said that while her parents knew of the bullying, even going to the school to complain about it, they did not know the full extent.…
DAYTON, IA – The search for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard is still ongoing after she and a 12-year-old girl were both abducted by 42-year-old Michael Klunder, a registered sex offender who committed suicide hours after the younger girl escaped.
Authorities say Klunder abducted the two girls after they got off a school bus on Monday, luring the girls into his truck with the promise of them making money cutting grass. He then took the girls to a hog confinement farm about 15 miles south of Dayton.
There’s not a lot of details regarding what happened once the girls were at the farm, but the younger girl somehow managed to escape Klunder and make a run for it. She ended up at a neighboring farm where two men found the girl as she was crawling to them underneath a wire fence.
She was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, but had no shoes. She also had a thick zip tie cable around one of her wrists that one of the men cut free before grabbing a gun and running towards the hog confinement facility.…
MARION, ID – On Monday, 14-year-old Braylee Rice hanged herself with a necktie on the bleachers located behind McCulloch Junior High School.
School officials said around 9:00 am Monday morning, Rice snuck away from the gym during a break from ISTEP testing, then used a necktie she regularly wore to hang herself on the bleachers near the track.
Some reports state no one saw Rice commit suicide, but Jennifer Smith says her seventh grade son was walking around the track with other students and a teacher when they saw her jump from the bleachers.
“They heard a noise and looked over at the bleachers and she had jumped,” said Smith, who also said Braylee came to school Monday with a piece of paper taped over her mouth with a smiley face drawn on the tape.
Police are still investigating a motive, but as is usually the case whenever a teen kills themselves, allegations of school bullying immediately reared its ugly head. Police and school officials have said it is too early in the investigation to pinpoint bullying as a factor in Rice’s death.…
Santa Clara, CA – Police in California have arrested three 16-year-old boys, accusing them of sexually assaulting 15-year-old Audrie Pott at a party last year. Days later, Audrie would kill herself after photos of the attack began circulating online.
Audrie Pott was attending a house party at a friend’s house in September 2012 with about eight or ten high school students. Alcohol was being consumed and Audrie got so drunk she ended up unconscious in a bedroom. That’s where at least three male teens performed various sexual acts on her.
“Based on what we know, she was unconscious, there were multiple boys in the room with her,” attorney Robert Allard said. “They did unimaginable things to her while she was unconscious.”
During the assault, someone took photos of Audrie which were first spread via cell phones but ultimately ended up on Facebook. Shortly after the incident, Audrie wrote on her Facebook page: “The whole school knows…My life is ruined.” A week later, Audrie took her own life after learning that photos of the sexual assault were being distributed online.…
Rehtaeh Parsons’ Mother Pleading For Online Lynch Mob To Stop Harassing Boys Who Allegedly Raped Her DaughterApril 11, 2013 at 10:37 am by Morbid
Nova Scotia, Canada – The mother of 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons, the teenager who killed herself after allegedly being raped by four boys two years ago, is asking that online lynch mobs please leave the boys linked to the allegations alone, and let the justice system do its job.
Parsons’ mother says her daughter committed suicide after years of being bullied following an alleged rape by four boys when she was 15. A pictures from the incident was circulated online, leading to Parsons being harassed online by her peers.
No charges were ever filed against any of the boys involved, and Parsons mother would use Facebook to post her daughter’s story, blaming her daughter’s suicide on bullies, the justice system, and the four boys who allegedly raped her two years ago. By Wednesday night, an online petition calling for an inquiry into the police investigation had garnered more than 60,000 signatures.
Of course, as is usually the case when supposed injustices are posted online via social networking, people began talking about exacting revenge against the persons they feel are responsible for said injustice.…
Bronx, NY – Police say 9-year-old Justice Williams hanged herself in the shower, possibly depressed over the birth of a sibling.
Justice’s mother made the horrific discovery Sunday night after checking on her daughter because she was taking too long in the shower. When she entered the bathroom, she found Justice motionless, with a white cloth around her neck hanging from the metal shower frame door.
Justice was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead minutes later. Sources say Justice had recently seen a therapist for help dealing with the birth of new half-sibling. She told family members she “wanted to die” when the new baby was born nearly a year ago, prompting her mother to get her professional help.
Despite this, her family is shocked that Justice would take her own life. She seemed to have adjusted well with her new sibling in the home, was performing well at school and never mentioned any type of bullying.
Yesterday, Justice’s death was officially ruled a suicide by the medical examiner.…
COLUMBUS, GA – Devin Brown, 13, was found hanging in is closet after reportedly being bullied at school and being labeled a snitch.
Devin moved to Columbus six months ago to live with his dad, Ray Brown, and started school at Rothschild Middle School. His father says the bullying started in November.
“He got jumped, or somebody beat him up,” said Brown, Devin’s father. “He came home one time and had some peanut butter pies he had made for school. When he walked through the door he had some pie left, and he had it all over him. Someone had jumped on him and smeared it all over him.”
Things escalated last week after Devin saw a girl at school with a butcher knife threatening to stab a teacher. Devin told his teacher and the girl was taken into custody. Afterwards, he was labeled as a snitch and told his father that 15-20 people wanted to jump on him.
On the night he told his father about this, his stepmother realized Devin wasn’t in his bed and began looking for him while on the phone with his older sister.…
ST. PAUL, MN — Autopsy results reveal 35-year-old Stephanie Shields drowned her two children, 7-year-old Nolan and 6-year-old Josephine, before killing herself.
A family member called 911 on Easter morning to report they had found Shields and her two children dead inside their home.
Shields’s husband, National Guard member Sergeant 1st Class Mark Shields, is the father of both kids and had just recently moved out of the home.
Both children attended Zimmerman Elementary School where Principal Susan Johnston said “Josephine Shields and her brother Nolan were part of our Zimmerman Elementary School family and we are deeply saddened.”
I know there is a likelihood that Shield suffers from some kind of mental illness, as normal people just do not up and drown their kids. But whenever I hear about cases like this, I’ve always felt it was an act of vindictive spite, not an act derived from a mental breakdown.
Admittedly, my opinion is based off of ignorance as I know absolutely nothing about this woman aside from her recent actions.…
HARRISBURG, NC – On Friday, Anthony Hardy shot and killed his neighbors on either side of his home before killing himself after a police standoff.
Police say they received a 911 call from the wife of 42-year-old Daniel Thomas Kirchner, who I was informed I may have went to high school with, stating Hardy was shooting at her husband in the backyard.
“He came into my backyard and started shooting at my husband and my other neighbor,” she tells the 911 operator.
When asked what prompted the shooting, she says she does not know. She says her husband was outside working in the backyard when Hardy walked over and started shooting, hitting both her husband and another neighbor, 64-year-old Gary Wade Stocks.
When she realizes Hardy has left, she tried to perform CPR on her husband, noticing he had been shot in the stomach, but it is too late. Both he and Stocks were pronounced dead at the scene.
When police arrived, they found Hardy was back inside his home and refused to come out, leading to a police standoff in which gunfire was reportedly exchanged. …