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SACRAMENTO, CA – Police have arrested 27-year-old Porche Wright after they say she doused her 7-year-old daughter with a flammable liquid then set her on fire.
Police were called to Wright’s home on a report of child abuse after a friend of Wright’s came over and discovered the suspect’s daughter covered in serious burns.
Paramedics rushed the girl to the hospital suffering from severe wounds. She is expected to survive and remains under treatment at Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Wright was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charges of felony child abuse and attempted murder charges. She’s being held without bail.
This isn’t Wright’s first run-in with the law, having previously been charged with prostitution, domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
One neighbor said that Wright “put gas on her and put a match on her,” while another described some of the young girl’s injuries.
“She was burned so bad the skin was peeling off her face and everything … it was really, really severe,” said neighbor Frank Taylor.…
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Police say that 100-year-old Michael Juskin hacked his sleeping wife to death with an ax, becoming one of the oldest people ever accused of homicide, before killing himself with a knife.
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said late Sunday night, used an ax to murder 88-year-old Rosalia Juskin as she slept. Afterwards, he went into a bathroom and killed himself with a knife. Their bodies were found by a family member Monday morning.
Molinelli said Michael and Rosalia Juskin had a “history of domestic issues,” while family members have said that Michael suffered from dementia. “Sometimes he was lucid and sometimes he wasn’t,” the family member said.
Neighbors say they would often see Michael walking his dog and Rosalia tending her garden, but that they “kept to themselves.” Teresa Communicates said she spoke with Rosalia on occasion but that Michael “wasn’t the type to converse.”
Authorities are still investigating, but have yet to determine a motive for the murder-suicide. If there is a silver lining to this cloud, it’s that Michael Juskin may be the oldest person accused of murder.…
GARDENA, CA – A 2-year-old girl abducted near a car wash was found hours later, naked and in shock, after her abductor dropped her off in a parking lot.
The toddler was with her mother and 11-year-old sister at a coin-operated car wash Thursday afternoon when she wandered off. The girl’s mother called police after hearing her scream “Mommy,” then being unable to find her.
Within an hour police, residents, and volunteer workers were walking the streets and stopping passing cars in an effort to find the girl. She would be found two hours later, miles away, after witnesses watched someone in a white vehicle drop her off in a parking lot.
Claudia Robles spotted the girl who she says was “bare naked” and had scratches on her legs. Robles picked up the girl, covered her with a blanket and tried to comfort her as her boyfriend called police.
“Her face was like in shock,” Robles said. “She kept covering her eyes and would only respond to me.”
The girl was also afraid to go off with male police officers, said Robles.…
NOBLEBORO, ME – Police have arrested 53-year-old Linda Currier after they say she ran over a man she caught sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
On Saturday night, police responded to a home for a domestic disturbance report and found 48-year-old James Oliver had been ran over by a car in the driveway.
The car that ran over him was driven by his girlfriend, 53-year-old Currier, and it was no accident. She told police she ran over Oliver because she caught him attempting to sexually assault a her 12-year-old niece.
She said that after catching her boyfriend, who also happens to be a convicted sex offender, the two got into an argument that continued outside the home. That’s when Currier flattened Oliver’s ass in the driveway.
Oliver was taken tot he hospital where he was treated for a serious, but non-life threatening injury to his leg. After being released from jail he was arrested and charged with attempted gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual touching and failing to comply with the sex offender registration act.…
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – Police have arrested 29-year-old Kayla Zorn after they say she intentionally set a trailer on fire, knowing her ex-boyfriend, two other adults and three young children were inside.
According to reports, Zorn poured gasoline around the trailer of her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend 45 minutes after he changed his relationship status on Facebook. The ex smelled gas then saw the smoke and flames around the doorways of his trailer.
He tried to putting out the fire while two other adults living in the trailer got the children – ages 5, 3, and 1 – out and called 911.
Police would find Zorn’s pickup truck parked a block away with two empty gas canisters in the back. They would find her standing in a yard between two homes just down the street, watching the fire. Smelling heavily of gasoline, she couldn’t explain what she was doing there.
She would later tell police she was upset with her ex about the way their relationship ended, and knew young children were in the trailer when she set it on fire. …
According to court documents, Purvi Patel arrived at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center maternity ward in July 2013 with an empty umbilical cord protruding from her nethers. She told doctors she’d miscarried and left the fetus in a dumpster behind her family’s restaurant.
Police located the dumpster where a male fetus was found dead inside a plastic bag. Patel stated she’d been aware of her pregnancy for approximately three weeks before she went into the bathroom where “it all came out.” She further stated she found the lifeless fetus amidst all the blood, so she attempted to perform CPR but was unsuccessful.
When detectives asked why she didn’t call 911, she stated she “didn’t know what else to do,” and didn’t want her parents to find out she’d had premarital sex, or had become pregnant as a result of her liaison with the baby’s father.…
DECATUR, GA – Anthony Stokes received a life-saving heart transplant two years ago despite the teen initially being denied because of his behavior. On Tuesday afternoon he was killed during a high-speed car chase with police.
Stokes suffered from a dilated cardiomyopathy and was given less than a year to live. The condition causes his heart to pump blood insufficiently, and can lead to irregular heartbeats, blood clots or heart failure.
Doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta removed him off the heart recipient list because of “non-compliance.” At the time, doctors stated this was because he did not take his medication regularly and felt he would not follow the post transplant medication regimen.
His mother went to the media claiming the hospital took her son off the list because they were stereotyping him as a troubled teen. Despite the fact that Stokes had low grades at school, had brushes with the law, and wore a court-ordered monitoring device, his mother said he was a good kid.
National media coverage and pressure from civil rights groups lead to the hospital giving the kid a new heart in August 2013.…
HOLLYWOOD HILLS, CA — Andrew Getty, a grandson of J. Paul Getty, was found by his ex-girlfriend unconscious and naked from the waist down at his home, suffering from traumatic injuries to his rectal area.
Police received a 911 call Tuesday afternoon from Getty’s nutty ex-girlfriend, 32-year-old Lanessa De Jonge, after she discovered Getty unconscious in his bathroom.
Firefighters responded and declared Getty deceased. According to a law enforcement source, Getty was naked from the waist down, and bleeding from some type of blunt-force trauma.
Detectives have instructed the coroner’s office not to publicly disclose details about the case or Getty’s injuries, but TMZ is reporting that the blunt force trauma was to Getty’s rectal area.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said that based on initial observations, “this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act.” The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office echoed these sentiments, saying that tentative information reveals that Getty died of either natural causes or an accident.
TMZ is also reporting that the LAPD have been to Getty’s residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances between Getty and his ex-girlfriend. …
LOWER MORELAND, PA – Police say that the teenage son of Chris and Nicole Peppelman found the couple dead inside the family’s home, both reportedly mutilated by a chainsaw.
At around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the boy discovered the mutilated bodies of his parents and called 911. First responders, police, and Montgomery County detectives arrived on the property and found Chris, 48, and Nicole, 43, dead inside the home.
According to investigators, Nicole had suffered severe cuts, which appear to have been inflicted by a chainsaw. At this point, police are only classifying Nicole’s death as a murder and say that Chris’s death is being investigated.
“The death of the female seems to be an apparent homicide. However, the investigation is continuing,” said Kevin Steele, First Assistant District Attorney for Montgomery County. “This is preliminary at this point.”
Friends who knew the couple had nothing but great things to say about the couple, but a neighbor said the marriage was in trouble, and that Nicole had moved out of the home with their three sons.…
DALLAS, TX – Police have arrested 28-year-old Alicia Carroll after they say she left her 7-year-old daughter in a dumpster overnight.
According to Dallas police, Carroll and her daughter left the King Spa & Sauna about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Carroll began to run, telling her daughter that the police where after them, and instructed her daughter to climb in a nearby dumpster.
The girl fell asleep inside the dumpster while waiting for her mother to come get her, and woke up 10 hours later. As she began walking back towards the spa, Carroll was calling police to report her child was missing.
Carroll told police that she had drinks at the spa and left her daughter with a friend to “clear her head” and that the refused to return her child. The friend contradicted Carroll’s statements, telling police that she witnessed Carroll leaving the spa with her daughter and that Carroll was “highly intoxicated.”
Police began searching for the child and were alerted by some people at the spa who had located Carroll’s daughter.…
NEW YORK, NY – Police have arrested 35-year-old Latisha Fisher after they say she murdered her 20-month-old son inside a midtown Manhattan restaurant.
According to reports, a woman walked into the bathroom pf 5 Boro Burger and saw Fisher holding her hand over the mouth of her son, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher.
“I put my hand over his mouth to put him to sleep,” Fisher allegedly told the woman.
After the woman walked out, Fisher locked herself and her son inside the bathroom, prompting restaurant staff to force their way inside and find the toddler unconscious and foaming at the mouth.
When the staff tried to perform CPR on the toddler, Fisher allegedly swatted them away. By time the boy was taken to the hospital, he was already dead. Sources say that Fisher would later blame one of the world’s biggest scapegoats.
“The devil made me do it,” she reportedly told authorities.
Police arrested Fisher and have charged her with second-degree murder. Friends, family and neighbors describe Fisher as a doting mother to her son, but also said she had a violent streak and a 12-year-old son that does not live with her.…
THROOP, PA — Police say Stephen Woytack, 74, was killed by a falling headstone as he and his wife were decorating a family gravesite for Easter.
According to a caretaker at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woytack and his wife travel from Scranton every year to decorate his mother-in law’s gravesite for Easter.
“They tie a cross to it every year,” said Ed Kubilus. “And after they’re done tying the cross, they stand there and say prayers and they leave.”
But this recent visit would be Stephen’s last. Throop police say that Woytack’s wife was tying a string to the headstone when it fell, landing on Woytack as he was kneeling on the other side.
Kubilus says the headstone probably fell because when the ground begins to thaw in the spring, some of the bases tilt and the stones on top can topple off.
Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton released this statement, seemingly surprised that anything tragic could happen around a holiday in which people celebrate a zombie crawling out of a tomb after dying nailed to a tree:
“It is unimaginable to think that a visit of a faithful couple to the grave of loved ones in anticipation of the celebration of Easter could have ended in such a tragic manner.…
According to FBI agent Dustin Grant, the boy was on the plane with his parents but they were unable to sit together because they were flying standby.
The 3-year-old was placed beside 48-year-old Matthews while his mother was seated on the same row, but across the center aisle. She was initially concerned, but relaxed a little when she saw that Matthews was being helpful and friendly to her son.
The mother says she was unable to see what may have gone on between Matthews and her son, but two women sitting behind had their hinky meters going off because of some of the things they were seeing.
During the flight, Matthews let the boy play with his iPad and iPhone, according to witnesses. The boy’s mother told Grant she “couldn’t really see what was going on the entire time” because of where she was sitting.…
HUDSON, FL – A 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded his 16-year-old brother before committing suicide, following a heated argument over food.
The three siblings were home alone Wednesday while their mother and an older brother were at work. At some point they were eating dinner and an argument broke out over food.
That’s when authorities say the 13-year-old retrieved a handgun and used it to fatally shoot his little brother. He then shot his older brother before turning the gun on himself.
The 16-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was able to call police. The scene was reportedly so grisly that a crisis intervention team was brought in for the responding deputies.
“This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “A 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life.”
Details regarding the argument, the names of those involved and how the boy was able to get his hands on a gun have not been released at this time.…
FRESNO, CA – The mother and stepmother of a 12-year-old boy were arrested after police say they walked into a school cafeteria and assaulted two girls accused of bullying their son.
According to police, three carloads of people showed up to Cooper Academy earlier this month after they got sick of hearing about two girls, ages 12 and 13, bullying the 12-year-old boy.
The boy’s family say they have complained to school officials for months but the bullying has continued. So the family decided to confront the girls, and did so in the school’s cafeteria.
This confrontation turned physical and lead to the boy’s mother, Teri Johnson, and stepmother, Inez Hernandez, getting themselves arrested for assaulting the two girls. Both women were charged with conspiracy and misdemeanor willful cruelty to a child.
The women deny the accusations and are demanding that surveillance video be released.
“You will nowhere in that video see me or Inez anywhere near the little girls.That is against all my morals. The video will speak a thousand words,” Johnson said.…
MARTINEZ, CA – Lindsey Combs, 32, was killed in her driveway Monday afternoon when a truck carrying gravel tipped over onto her car, crushing her to death in front of her 4-year-old daughter.
A construction crew working on the road had asked Combs to pull her car up further into her driveway to make room for a gravel truck.
As Combs was moving her car, 20 tons of gravel inside the truck’s trailer shifted, causing the trailer to flip on top of Combs’ car as her 4-year-old daughter watched.
Members of the construction crew attempted to help Combs, but having 20 tons of anything land on top of you isn’t something you walk away from.
“Myself and the guys that were working on the side of the road were trying to dig her out,” Travis Hagerty said. “A guy with a backhoe came around and ripped the door off the car with the backhoe after he picked the trailer up. That’s when I looked in the car and saw she was smashed and dead.”
Cal/OSHA is now investigating the incident.…
DETROIT, MI – Police in Detroit have a woman in custody after the dead bodies of her two children were found frozen inside a freezer.
On Tuesday morning, police were called to an apartment at the Martin Luther King Apartments after a court officer went there to serve an eviction notice.
Instead of finding the woman they were looking for, they found a deep freezer containing the frozen bodies of a 14-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. Police said the bodies had been there for “some time.”
The mother of the two children was found with her two other children at a separate residence in the housing complex after receiving a tip. She was taken into custody and are calling her a “person of interest”.
The names of the children and their mother have not been released at this time, and the cause of death is still being determined. The other two children, ages 11 and 17, have been taken into protective custody.
HOUSTON, TX – Police have arrested Ashley Dack and her boyfriend after they say Dack took pictures of herself sexually assaulting children she was babysitting.
Court documents show that 29-year-old Dack and her boyfriend, Patrick Schuneman, were molesting children and would then brag about their actions in text messages to one another.
The couple were busted after Dack allegedly told a friend about her activities. That friend backed up Dack’s text messages after she asked him to charge it for her, then went to police.
A search of the couple’s residences turned up an iPhone with some pretty fucked up messages between the pair, including this following exchange from 2012:
Dack: Oh honey? I never know. There is a little girl at lunch with blonde pig tails, kept dancing around on the floor. Wanted you 2 to be hiding in my car and I could bring her 2 you. Maybe 4 [years of age].
Schuneman: Would love that. Would you join us or leave us alone?
Dack: Join you.…