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Police spokesman Sam Clemens says 45-year-old Tony Ledbetter attacked his girlfriend during an argument about their relationship.
He allegedly punched the 39-year-old woman, slammed her head on the ground and tried to get her to stop screaming by choking her with his forearm and shoving a blanket in her mouth.
Not quite finished, police say he then retrieved a pair of scissors and sat on her before using the scissors to cut off the woman’s nipples. The woman was able to break free and run outside of the home for help.
The woman was taken to the hospital, while Ledbetter was taken to jail on 8 counts of aggravated assault/domestic abuse. He was in court on Thursday where a judge ordered him held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.
“We believe that sort of brutality that was involved with this particular offense warranted a much higher cash bond than we would normally see in an aggravated assault case,” said Thomas Wollman, Lincoln County’s State’s Attorney.…
John Gragg and his girlfriend, Susanne Baumann, said they let their Lhasa Apso and Pomeranian out to play on their six acres of fenced-in property. When they called the dogs in two hours later, only the Pomeranian returned.
The couple found the other dog, “Mr. Magoo,” dead and skinned near the back fence. The fur on his torso and upper legs had been cut off in knife-straight lines.
“It’s perfectly square,” said Gragg. “It looks like something was stuck in the side of the animal which could have been a knife or a shot to put the dog to sleep. It looked very professional.”
The couple took the dog to the vet who confirmed the injuries were “clearly” caused by a human. Gragg said he contacted the Clark County Sheriff’s office, but said deputies initially refused to investigate because the victim wasn’t human.
That changed on Tuesday when the Sheriff’s Office admitted they should have responded that day as animal cruelty is a crime and it’s law enforcement’s responsibility to investigate.…
COLUMBIA, SC – The family of David Outlaw want answers after the 66-year-old drowned in a puddle at his nursing home after being left alone outside in his wheelchair during the height of Hurricane Matthew.
According to Richard Outlaw, his brother was in his wheelchair smoking a cigarette in the facility’s courtyard. A nurse told police that he refused to come in so she left him out there to smoke.
When she returned a few minutes later, she found him pinned beneath his electric wheelchair in a puddle of water. Outlaw was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy would later confirm the man had drowned.
“My brother survived Vietnam, car crashes and two strokes,” said Richard Outlaw. “Just to die in a puddle of water?”
Richard says someone should have at least kept a close eye on his brother if he wouldn’t come inside. His wife echoed her brother-in-law.
“How negligent is it to just leave him outside in a hurricane by himself?” said his wife, Karyl Outlaw.…
Lonnell McDonald was found guilty on Friday and sentenced to 10 years in prison for aggravated assault. The 28-year-old is still facing a pending charge for conspiracy to commit capital murder.
For any of you who may have missed the original story, the victim was raped and impregnated by her older brother in 2012 when she was just 14-years-old. She did not report the crime because she was embarrassed, but five months later her family could see that she was pregnant.
Fearing other children in the home would be removed by CPS if the details surrounding the girl’s pregnancy were investigated, the family decided to hide the crime. At first, 45-year-old Sharon Jones tried giving the girl multiple doses of birth control pills, emergency contraception pills and cinnamon tablets.
When none of these methods killed the baby, the family decided the only course of action was to beat the baby out of her.…
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering up to $10,000 for a video they believe shows the five-year-old murder of 19-year-old Carina Saunders.
We first reported on the murder of Saunders back in 2011, but for those of you too lazy to click on the link – here’s the details:
Saunders was last seen Oct. 8, 2011, getting into a red pickup at the Newcastle Casino with a man sporting tattoo sleeves on both arms. Five days later, Saunders’ dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind an Oklahoma City grocery store.
After an autopsy showed Saunders died violently, her death was ruled a homicide. Then things got strange. Police would arrest Jimmy Massey and Luis Ruiz after a woman came forward to report she was abducted and taken to an unknown location the day after Saunders was last seen.
She claimed she was forced into a room where she was made to watch the torture and murder of Saunders. She claimed she “witnessed Ruiz physically beat Carina Saunders and then tie her up.…
The boy was found Sunday morning, running down the street in a dirty diaper. He told authorities that his mother and her boyfriend forced him to live in a closet, beat him regularly, and fed him only protein shakes and cans of okra.
Prosecutors say the boy claimed to have been beaten with an extension cord, a pole, and a baseball bat. Even more disturbing is the boy’s claims that he was once forced to sit on the stove as his genitals were burned with a curling iron.
These allegations were later backed up by a court-appointed doctor who examined the boy and said that the he had the most injuries he had ever seen on one person. The boy and his 2-year-old sister are now in state custody.
Woods was arrested and charged with assault. She was denied bail by the judge who called her actions “depraved” and told Woods she was “a danger to society.” Police are still looking for her boyfriend.…
According to Stacy Minnifield, she was called to her 10-year-old daughter’s school by the school nurse who informed her that her daughter had been impaled by a metal pole in the lunchroom.
“She let me know that they got into the lunchroom, she got a tray, she got ready to sit down and didn’t notice that it didn’t have a barstool there,” Minnifield said. “She plopped down, immediately felt the pole, and that’s when she started to hurt.”
Minnifield went to the school and took her daughter to the hospital after finding the pole had torn through her pants and impaled her rectum.
“We discovered it was both rectal and towards that front area/private area,” Minnifield said.
Minnifield said her daughter is expected to make a full recovery, but the physical injuries isn’t the only thing she will have to recover from.…
The victim’s mother called 911 to report her baby was unresponsive. She said she had been sleeping but when she woke up she could not find her baby girl or her boyfriend, Benjamin Taylor.
She finally found her naked daughter in the basement of the apartment building where they live. She reported that her daughter was unconscious and covered in blood. EMS arrived and took the child to the hospital.
When police interviewed Taylor he initially denied knowing how the baby was injured, but then later admitted he had taken the girl to the basement to do laundry. He said he then “blacked out” and did not know how the girl was injured.
While being questioned, police say Taylor changed his story multiple times and he was noticed trying to rub something off of himself. When deputies were getting a DNA sample from Taylor, they noticed he had blood on his body that they believe is from the infant.…
Police say that on Friday night Antonia Lopez was alone in her bedroom when she gave birth to a baby girl who weighed two pounds and was 14 inches.
Afterwards, Lopez killed the infant by throwing it out of her second-floor window. She would end up confessing what she had done to her mother, who went outside and located the baby.
Lopez’ mother called police and performed CPR on the baby until help arrived, but the infant would be pronounced dead at the hospital. An official cause of death will not be released until after the baby’s autopsy has been completed.
The teen is now facing felony child abuse resulting in death, and will be charged as an adult. She was placed in the Douglas County Youth Center after going to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
Friends and family say they are shocked at the allegations and say they had no idea the girl was pregnant.…
For those of you who may not remember this case, here’s a quick refresher:
Erica was adopted by Casey and Sandy Parsons when she was two weeks old. In 2013, Erica’s step-brother reported her missing, but investigators would learn no one had seen the girl since 2011.
Casey and Sandy said they’d sent her to live with a relative in Asheville, but it turned out the relative didn’t exist. Over the next several months, police searched several properties but could not find Erica.
In 2014, Casey and Sandy were convicted on 76 federal charges for taking benefits for adoption assistance during the time Erica was missing. Casey was sentenced to 10 years, and Sandy was sentenced to eight years.
In July, Erica’s aunt and adoptive sister said they believed Erica was dead and that Casey and Sandy Parsons knew where Erica’s body was located.…
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.…
Police responded to Bingham’s trailer Tuesday morning after she called 911 to report she was going to kill herself and that she’d already killed her grandson, Rilan Everett.
Responding officers found Bingham walking on the road near her home and detained her without incident. Inside her home they would find Everett decomposing on his bed “with blue and decomposing skin and fluids flowing from the facial area.”
Bingham admitted to officers that on Sept 18 she held a washcloth over Everett’s mouth and nose as he lay awake in bed after telling him “it was time to go.” She removed the washcloth once the boy stopped struggling.
She told police that her initial plan was to kill her and Everett, who was living with her after his mother abandoned him to be with a boyfriend, by turning up the gas in the trailer. When that didn’t work she chose to smother Everett.…
The incident happened last year after the boy’s mother left him in the care of Kernechel while she went out with friends. The next morning, she found her son sleeping on his bedroom floor with his face beaten, lips swollen and missing three teeth.
The boy told his mother that Kernechel was responsible for his injuries and that he was not nice.
She rushed the boy to the hospital and brought along a bag containing the boy’s teeth. “The teeth were bloody but intact, from the tooth through the top of the root,” authorities said in a statement. A medical examination indicated that his “teeth were pulled out.”
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the teeth were “physically extracted, removed from his mouth, forcefully” and that afterward, Kernechel left the boy “to suffer overnight until the morning when his mother found him and saw what had been done.”
When interviewed, Kernechel first told officers he had no idea how the boy was injured.…
RAPID CITY, SD – The grandmother of a 2-year-old boy who was allegedly killed by his mother due to potty-training issues, has been arrested and charged with helping her daughter cover up the boy’s beating death.
For those of you who may have missed this story earlier this year, 28-year-old Katrina Shangreaux allegedly beat her son to death after he had an accident while potty training at his grandmother’s house.
According to court documents the toddler had “multiple bruises on his body, some appeared older and some new. He also had multiple bite marks on his body and what appeared to be marks from a belt.”
Even more disturbing was the fact that the boy’s scrotum was torn and there was hair wrapped around his genitals.
Shangreaux would eventually be charged with murder and child abuse; charges she has since pleaded not guilty to. Now federal authorities have arrested Shangreaux’s mother, 47-year-old Sonya Dubray, accusing her of covering up the crime.
She allegedly washed Kylen’s clothes, cleaned up the crime scene, and lied about alleged abuse against the boy, and told authorities Kylen was already potty-trained.…
ELKHART, IN – Two children are dead and their non-custodial mother has been arrested following an Amber Alert that ended with their dead bodies being found in the back seat of her car.
According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the two children, Liliana Hernandez, 6, and Rene Pasztor, 7, were abducted from their beds at their grandparent’s house around 6 a.m. Monday morning.
Ricky Green, the children’s grandfather, said the that their mother, 29-year-old Amber Pasztor, broke in through the front door after he had left for work and abducted the two children while his wife was sleeping in a back room. Pasztor left her 3-year-old at the home.
Green said the children were in school and had been extremely happy living with him. They had been in his custody for about a year due to their mother’s on-going drug issues.
An Amber Alert was issued within the hour but was called off at 6:15 p.m. that night after Pasztor approached an officer leaving the Elkhart Police Department and said there were two deceased individuals in the back of the car she was driving.…
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, OK – This crusty botch of nature has been arrested for attempting to entice a man with explicit pictures of her infant in exchange for methamphetamine.
According to authorities, Carmita O’Bryant, 22, and James Smith, 31, had a conversation on Facebook in which O’Bryant told Smith that she would do anything for some meth.
Smith replied that he wanted a picture, asking if “she remembered what he had wanted before.”
“Show me you are serious,” he said. “Use your dirty mind and send me a pic, and then I can see what I can get you.”
O’Bryant responded by sending him three pictures of her 5-month-old daughter’s genitals. He then asked her if she was ready to “give that up.”
Police would also learn during their interview with O’Bryant that she had previously performed sexually assault on an 18-month-old child while Smith watched and masturbated.
The couple have had an off and on relationship for several years and share other children together. If convicted they both face charges that include sex trafficking of children, child porn, and the buying or selling of children.…
Man Captured On Camera Drowning 3-year-old Girl In Hotel Swimming Pool Sentenced To 100 Years In PrisonSeptember 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm by Morbid
For those of you who missed the original story last year, Jose David N. was staying with a woman and her daughter at a popular hotel last August when he took the girl to the pool after her mother fell asleep.
As you can see for yourself in the video below, Jose repeatedly throws the girl in the pool even though he knows she cannot swim. Sometimes he just drops her in the water, while other times he haphazardly slings her out into the middle of the pool.
Each time he does this, he nonchalantly walks around the edge of the pool or swims around her as she frantically tries to keep her head above water. With each toss, her attempts at swimming become weaker and weaker.
The video also shows Jose holding the girl under water for significant periods of time while other people in the pool nearby do nothing. …
LOS ANGELES, CA – A judge sentenced 28-year-old Anthony Clever to life in prison for the 2014 murder of his girlfriend that involved Clever cutting out the girl’s right lung while she was still alive.
On Nov 29, 2014, Clever was with his girlfriend, 35-year-old Yvette Silva, and two others inside a Motel 6 when the couple got into an argument inside the bathroom.
The two other people in the room forced themselves into the bathroom when they heard Silva’s muffled screams and to find Clever had Silva, who was unconscious, in a choke-hold.
After unsuccessfully trying to free Silva, the pair ran for help. When police arrived on the scene, they found the mother of one dead inside the bathtub with her heart and right lung removed.
An autopsy would later prove Silva was alive when her lung was cut from her body.
Two days later police would arrest Clever outside of his home. He was already on community supervision at the time of the murder and had recently been released from prison.…