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Mary Gaspar admitted to police that she got angry with her boyfriend, FIU senior tight end Jonnu Smith, for not paying enough attention to her.
The two had been arguing all day and while “feeling extremely emotional and stressed,” she boiled the water and attacked him with it in his dorm. When Smith did not react the way she wanted, she began hitting him.
Smith was taken to the hospital suffering from severe burns to his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm. Not only do these injuries sideline Smith, a prospect in next year’s NFL Draft, they could very well end his promising career.
Smith made the mid-season John Mackey Award watch list in 2014 and 2015, and the pre-season Mackey Award watch list in 2015 and 2016. Early NFL Draft projections have Smith as a late-round pick or un-drafted free agent.…
Police responded to a residence on a domestic disturbance call last month to find 69-year-old Joyce Courson sitting in the hallway in a puddle of blood.
She was suffering from severe cuts and bruises to her face and more on her stomach and chest.
Courson told the officers that her grandson, Brougham, had flew into a rage because she’d taken his beer and wouldn’t tell him where she hid it.
She said he first punched several holes in the walls before shoving her to the floor. That’s when Brougham held her down and repeatedly punched her in the face, then started kicking her.
Another roommate in the house ran out of his room to investigate when he heard the woman yelling for help, but Brougham had already left the home.
Police would find the teen walking near the home and took him into custody. He told police that when he gets upset, “he blacks out in rage and does not remember what he does.”
Initially charged with aggravated battery, Brougham has now been charged with murder after Courson died from her injuries one week later.…
The incident happened Monday morning outside the county courthouse after the 60-year-old woman and her estranged husband had left the nearby Family Law Center.
A bailiff who was in the courtroom with the man and his wife during their divorce hearing said there were no outbursts during the proceeding that would have foreshadowed what happened next.
Surveillance footage showed the woman leaving the building, getting in her car and then positioning it.
As her estranged husband left the building and was crossing the street with his lawyer and a female friend, the woman accelerated towards them and mowed them down in the crosswalk.
As the three victims lay injured in the street, the woman reversed the vehicle and made a point to hit the female victim a second time.
Bystanders tried stopping the woman by breaking the driver-side window, but she sped off. She first tried driving her car off the Benicia Bridge by repeatedly driving into the barrier, but ended up parking the car and jumping off instead.…
At around 1:20 pm yesterday, witnesses saw Melanie Liverpool-Turner arguing with 49-year-old Connie Watton as the stood on the 1 train platform downtown.
Liverpool-Turner then pushed Watton off the platform and on to the subway tracks. Before Watton could get back on to the platform, she was fatally struck by an oncoming subway train.
Police apprehended Liverpool-Turner at the scene and say she admitted to the murder. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker said she looked “proud” as she was being led away by police.
A motive behind Liverpool-Turner’s actions have not been revealed, but police did say the two women did not know each other. They also said that last month Liverpool-Turner had confessed to being responsible for a similar death.
She claimed she had pushed a 19-year-old German exchange student in front of a train on Oct.…
When Keith Papini returned home from work on Wednesday he found that his wife, Sherri, and their two children were not home.
When she would not answer her cell phone and he learned their children had not been picked up from daycare, Keith used the Find My Iphone app to locate Sherri’s phone near the intersection of Old Oregon Trail and Sunrise Drive in Redding.
When he drove to the location he did not find his wife, but did find her phone with the ear-buds still plugged into the device.
“He found her phone close to the road,” said Sherri’s sister Shelia. “He called the authorities immediately.”
Investigators say that at this time they do not have any evidence pointing to an abduction, but aren’t ruling it out saying it’s still early in the investigation.
However, friends and family cannot think of any other scenario, describing Sherri as a dedicated mother who would have never left her children at daycare or intentionally disrupted their lives.…
Back in August, 30-year-old Kala Brown and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charlie Carver, disappeared from their apartment leaving cell phones, a car, and their dog behind.
The faded from the news a bit until recently, when someone started posting on Carver’s Facebook page.
The person making the posts claimed the couple were fine and just decided to leave.
Their family members did not believe the posts were coming from the couple, thinking the page had either been hacked, or the handiwork of the person(s) responsible for their disappearance.
We now know the fate of Brown, who was found alive inside a storage shed on property belonging to 45-year-old Todd Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender.
Acting on a tip provided by a sex crime investigator, deputies were on the property when they heard banging coming from the storage container
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said Brown was “chained inside the container like a dog.…
Police say 56-year-old Kurt Jenkins was driving slowly through a neighborhood with children, and was naked and with electrical wires protruding from his penis.
According to police reports, a witness said Jenkins drove up to him and gestured for him to look at Jenkins’ junk.
“(The witness) observed Jenkins was completely naked and saw an electronic device with wires, which was attached to Jenkins’ penis,” the police report said.
Jenkins opened the passenger door and asked him to get inside. The witness declined, but took a picture of Jenkins and called police.
Police said Jenkins would slow down his vehicle “almost to a complete stop” as children from a nearby school were dropped off in the neighborhood.
Arriving officers quickly located Jenkins, who refused police commands to get on the ground. The officers helped him out a bit and gave him a free makeover in the process.
Jenkins is now facing charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition, exposure of sexual organs, and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence.…
On Oct. 23, 26-year-old Amanda Ann Clark was at home with her three daughters – ages 6, 3 and 2 – when a man stopped by for a booty call.
Clark rounded up her daughters and placed them in a bathtub while she and her male companion went to her bedroom and shut the door.
At some point, her oldest daughter came to the bedroom to inform Clark that the 3-year-old had pushed her younger sibling, Alexandria, under the water and now she was not breathing.
Clark pulled her daughter out of the bath, called 911 and attempted CPR on her daughter until help arrived. Alexandria was rushed to the hospital where she would die shortly after arriving.
Police have now arrested Clark and have charged her with felony abandoning or endangering a child. She turned herself in and is being held at the Wise County Jail on $100,000 bond.…
Allegheny County police say 21-year-old Christian Clark was arguing with the boy’s father Tuesday night over his alleged infidelities.
Over a three hour period, she sent a series of disturbing video and texts including, “Ya kids ain’t safe here I don’t want them here” and “I’m killing them”
She then smothered their son by pushing him face-down into the bedding of an air mattress. She also attempted to do the same with the boy’s 2-year-old sister.
At 10:14 p.m., Clark sent him pictures of the boy face down on the bed and a video showing the girl lying face down on a bed before panning to their son in the same position.
“Ahh, look, Angel is still alive and sweating your son on the other hand is not even breathing,” Clark says in the video. “I wish I could keep the camera still.”
The father replied that she should send the video to the cops because he didn’t care anymore and she’d ruined his life.…
Taylor, a freshman at Texas State University and a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, was at a fraternity party at the Cool River Ranch concert venue Friday night.
At around 11:15 p.m., one of the shuttle bus drivers transporting students back home reported the bus had lost its air brakes. The driver was informed by a supervisor to leave the bus where it was and transfer the students to another bus.
The next morning, a mechanic sent to work on the bus found the problem was Taylor’s body being wedged under the vehicle’s rear axle. After receiving the results of Taylor’s autopsy, the Sheriff’s Department says they believe Taylor was hit by the bus and dragged over 500 feet.
Although deputies say the crash appears to be a tragic accident, they are asking anyone with information on the incident, or anyone who attended the event with Taylor, to call 830-379-1224.…
The shooting happened Saturday night at the home of 38-year-old Misty Michelle Flowers, a Lincoln County deputy, who was hosting a Halloween party.
At some point, Flowers decided to show off her service weapon and accidentally fired it. The bullet went through a wall and struck Flower’s 11-year-old daughter in the stomach.
Someone at the party called 911 immediately after the shooting and Flower’s daughter was rushed to the hospital. She has underwent surgery and was last reported in stable condition.
Sheriff David Carpenter fired Flowers, has worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office since August 2015, stating officers are responsible for their weapons at home and that failure to do so could result in criminal charges.
“I find gross negligence and the disregard for the safety of others was displayed in the incident Saturday night and therefore Officer Flowers was terminated today,” said Carpenter.…
The girl, identified as Baby Ruby in reports, had just been picked up from day care to be with her mother at the McGarry Street clothing factory.
Shortly before 5 p.m., after the girl’s mother walked away from her workstation, 34-year-old Ricardo Utuy walked over and began stabbing the child without warning.
The child was rushed to the hospital, where she would be pronounced dead. Utuy fled the scene after the stabbing but was picked up early Tuesday morning. He is currently in custody on $1 million bail.
I doubt a motive exists that would make any sense to anyone but Utuy, as there is no sane reason for stabbing a 3-year-old girl to death. The dude is obviously nuts and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn he did it because a ham sandwich told him to.
According to reports, Utuy had only worked at the factory for a couple of weeks and did not know the victim’s family.…
The incident happened early Sunday morning at around 1:40 a.m. after the store had closed. Three armed men came into the restaurant and were in the process of robbing it when they found out one of the employees had a gun of his own.
The employee shot at the armed robbers, hitting and killing 28-year-old Michael Renard Grace. Police said Grace was carrying a gun when he was shot and that they recovered the weapon at the scene.
His two accomplices fled the scene and have not been captured at this time. When they are, they are in for a world of hurt as they will more than likely be charged with Grace’s death.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Pizza Hut released the following statement regarding the shooting:
“The local Pizza Hut franchisee is fully cooperating with the Charlotte Police Department as they continue their investigation, but want to stress that the security of its staff is of upmost concern.…
Theophilous Washington, 20, was with his pregnant girlfriend Friday morning when he suggested she take some water from his fridge as she was leaving.
When she returned to her on-campus room and drank from the water bottle, she felt a burning sensation in her throat, vomited, and then called 911. Police eventually interviewed her and Washington, who admitted he’d put bleach in the water his girlfriend drank.
He explained that he did not want his girlfriend to have the baby, and hoped to kill it by having his girlfriend drink bleach.
In response to his surprise abortion attempt, Washington was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child as well as reckless endangering. He is being held in jail on $1 million bail. Dayum!
“The charges are twisted and the intended result nothing short of horrifying,” said District Attorney Craig Stedman. Washington’s girlfriend and her 2-month-old fetus appeared unharmed, according to the doctor who examined her.…
According to family members, 42-year-old Martha Teran’s daughter wanted to sell her iPhone 7 and used an app called “Offer Up” to find a buyer.
The buyer wanted to meet at a specific location but Teran, being cautious, refused and had them meet in a Medieval Times parking lot off of Interstate 35 at around 6 p.m.
Within seconds of meeting, Teran was shot in the stomach in front of her horrified daughter. According to family, there was little-to-no communication between the two parties before the shot was fired.
The shooter fled the scene in a vehicle while Teran was rushed to a nearby hospital. She would die from her injuries shortly after.
Dallas police say they are looking for three suspects and are asking that anyone with information pertaining to the crime to call Det. Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647, or call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.…
The accident happened around 7:45 p.m. Halloween night as children and adults were were participating in a Halloween-themed hayride.
“There were two vehicles involved. One of the vehicles was pulling a trailer, which was loaded with several occupants. Adults and children were on the trailer. Both vehicles were traveling westbound on Highway 80 when an F-150 collided into the rear of the trailer,” said Sgt. Andy West.
Two children and one adult on the trailer were killed. West said that all three were related.
There were a total of 10 victims, several of which suffered life-threatening injuries. Several helicopters and ambulances arrived on the scene to take the injured to three different hospitals.
Names of those killed and details about the people injured have not been made immediately available. Details on how the crash occurred have also not been released, nor have there been any arrests made at this time.…
According to charging documents, a home surveillance system recorded 66-year-old Oluremi Oyindasola napping at a home where she worked as a live-in nanny.
After she was woke up by the crying child, who approached her in a toddler walker, Oyindasola unsuccessfully tried feeding the girl as she was still in her walker.
Oyindasola then pulled the girl from the walker, removed the nipple from the baby’s bottle and “proceeded to pour a large amount of white liquid directly inside the victim’s mouth,” police charging documents state.
Video footage captured the child as she “appeared to squirm and aggressively resist as the defendant continued to force a large amount of liquid inside her mouth,” for 25 friggin’ seconds.
After the bottle was drained, Oyindasola grabbed a second bottle and forced the girl to consume the contents of that one as well. That’s when the girl became unresponsive and was rushed to the hospital.…
According to a police report, 22-year-old Logan Badgley got into an argument with his mother because he wanted her debit card to get food from Taco Bell.
Despite her telling him there was no money in the account, Badgley took the card and left the house.
Badgley returned home a short time later, empty-handed and pissed off that his mother’s card was declined at Taco Bell and he was unable to get any food.
The mother and son got into another argument inside the garage in which Badgley picked up a hockey stick and hit a freezer twice before using it to hit his momma upside her noggin’.
The woman told responding police that the blow knocked her to the ground and rendered her unconscious for a short time.
Badgley told police he had been drinking earlier, but refused to give his side of the story.…