In The Mean Time...
NAMPA, ID – Regina Dilworth, 22, was arrested after she got high on bath salts then tried baptizing her baby in an irrigation ditch because God told her it was possessed.
After injecting herself with a cocktail of bath salts and Dilaudid, Dilworth woke up the next morning and walked out of the house carrying her infant and followed by her 4-year-old.
She told detectives that she was “following the light” when God began speaking to her. Instead of telling her to clean her house, keep her legs closed and become a productive member of society, God told her that her children were possessed and that she needed to baptize her infant.
After walking to an intersection a mile from her home in an attempt to rid her children of demons, Dilworth tried giving her 4-year-old daughter to a stranger, saying “save my girl.” She then jumped into a nearby canal with her baby while her 4-year-old stood crying on the bank.
Although the ditch is only 3 feet wide and 10 inches deep, Dilworth was fully submerged in the water and her baby was submerged up to her neck when two witnesses arrived to pull them both out. …
PITTSBURGH, PA – Police have arrested 25-year-old Cesar Mazza after they say he became upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn’t name their newborn son after him, so he stabbed her to death and fatally beat her 72-year-old grandmother.
On May 6, Mazza took his 3-month-old son from foster care and dropped him off at his mother’s home. When asked why he and the baby were covered in blood, Mazza claimed that the blood was his and the result of the baby’s mother, 19-year-old Tionna Banks, trying to stab him because he forgot to bring her a pack of cigarettes when he picked up their baby.
The next day, police performed a wellness check on Banks after she did not report back to a social service agency by her assigned time. When police entered the residence, they would find Banks dead after suffering 15 stab wounds and some fractured bones. Her grandmother, 72-year-old Valerie Crumpton, was found dead with trauma to her head and body.
Mazza was located in New Jersey after he was arrested on May 15 for missing a trial on charges he beat Banks last November when she was five months pregnant.…
LINCOLN COUNTY, OR – Police have arrested Tommy Larson after he was accused of killing a dog by purposely dragging it behind his truck for at least two miles.
Back in April, a witness called police to report a truck that had driven past him with a dog being dragged behind it. He said he turned around and tried to catch up with the driver, thinking they were unaware of what was happening.
It soon became clear to the man that the driver, according to the witness, was fully aware of what he was doing and had no intentions of stopping.
“I pretty much realized he was doing on purpose,” said David Kauffman. “I was trying to get in the center lane, flashing my lights to get their attention, but then I see the passenger put his arm out and he flips me off. As I tried to get around them, they tried to run me off the road.”
The driver of the truck, later identified as 21-year-old Tommy Larson, eventually left the dog in the middle of the road and drove off.…
PHIL CAMPBELL, AL – Russell Meyers was arrested and charged with having sex with his German Shepard after he accidentally left the sounds of him having sex with the dog on a friend’s voicemail.
After the person listened to Meyers making sweet, sweet love to his lady friend, they stopped retching long enough to report the call to police.
When police spoke with Meyers, the former carnival worker admitted he’d had sex with his female German Shepherd multiple times inside the shed he lived in.
Meyers was arrested and charged with four counts of bestiality, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $6,000 and he was ordered not to have contact with his neighbor, animals or firearms.
Meyers was charged under a new state law that just went into effect a year ago. This new law makes bestiality a Class A misdemeanor and, if the district attorney can prove that Meyer’s motivation for fucking his dog was a sexual one, he would have to register as a sex offender.…
TRAFFORD, AL – Police have arrested 23-year-old Misty Wright and her boyfriend, 39-year-old Johnathon Talley, after Wright’s 3-year-old daughter was found unconscious in a pool of her own vomit.
On Monday, Wright and Talley called 911 after finding Jettie Adams laying in a pool of vomit on a mattress on the porch of their trailer. Paramedics rushed the girl to the hospital where she would be pronounced dead.
An autopsy would reveal the girl died from severe internal injuries – the result of being repeatedly struck in the chest, abdomen and head.
“She was hit was such force her intestines were damaged,” said Chief Deputy Randy Christian, adding that she likely suffered a long, painful death all alone after going out to the porch to lie down on the mattress where she stayed all night. “It’s the saddest case I can recall.”
Several children found living in the trailer were placed into the custody of the Department of Human Resources. Neighbors say they didn’t know the family well, but the law is very familiar with Talley.…
PENSACOLA, FL – We haven’t reported on a murder tied to witchcraft in years, but that’s exactly what police say was involved in the murders of a Florida family who were found beat with a hammer and with their throats slit.
Voncile Smith, 77, was found dead in her Pensacola home on Friday, along with her sons, 49-year-old John William and 47-year-old Richard Smith.
They all had been beaten to death with a claw hammer and their throats had been slit. Smith had also been shot in the neck that police believe was done to incapacitate him.
According to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, the way the family were killed and the way their bodies were positioned, leads them to believe that their deaths were a “ritualistic killing” tied to last week’s blue moon.
Authorities have questioned a person of interest but haven’t made an arrest or released the person’s identity. They have said there was no forced entry into the home or robbery, and that their person of interest is a white male who practices witchcraft.…
Jeffrey Harris, a Tampa Police Detective, was warning business owner Teresa Budd about car burglaries in the area when they noticed a neighbor’s 50-pound Boxer carrying something in its mouth.
As they approached the dog, they realized that the “something” was actually Michael Diaz, a 2-year-old boy. Harris yelled at the dog and got it to drop the boy before it ran off.
Budd knew the Diaz family and ran to their home to alert the boy’s mother, who became visibly distraught. Diaz was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries.
Budd said the dog belonged to the Diaz family and that she’d seen it earlier that day hanging around her loading dock. Another neighbor said the dog wanders the neighborhood, and that the the boy’s older brother once knocked on her door asking to come inside because he said the dog was trying to kill him.…
Sometime after Giancherio purchased some alcohol from a liquor store and returning home, a neighbor called police to report she just watched Giancherio drive off with her young daughter standing on the driver’s side running board.
The neighbor said the girl was yelling and banging on the window as her mother simply gazed at her daughter and continued driving. The girl eventually fell off the truck and landed in the road. Giancherio simply drove away.
“I went over to check on her and her knees are all cut up, she’s on the curb just crying, and the mom is already gone, just drove off, she didn’t stop or look down,” said the neighbor.
The girl begged the neighbor not to call police on her mother, but they did anyway. When officers arrived, Giancherio had already returned home and parked her truck in the garage.…
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Police have arrested 80-year-old Matthew Moore after he allegedly gunned down his daughter for not buying him alcohol.
The incident happened Friday night when Moore and his 47-year-old daughter, Chrystol Moore, got into an argument over alcohol – Matthew wanted some, and Chrystol refused to go get it.
This pissed the elderly man off so much that he pulled out a gun and shot his daughter multiple times. When police arrived at the home, they found Chrystol Moore dead and Matthew Moore sitting at the kitchen table nearby.
Chrystol’s 13-year-old daughter was in the home at the time of the shooting, but was not harmed. Physically, at least. Mathew Moore was arrested in the death of his daughter and placed in the Jefferson County Jail on a $40,000 bond.
Moore sure is one ornery old fella, but he ain’t got nothin’ on John Wesley Hardin — a man so mean he once shot a man just for snoring.…
ROCKFORD, IL – Roy Williams, Jr. has found himself facing some serious charges after the 56-year-old tried running down a group of children he believed were bullying his daughter.
Williams initially confronted the group of kids with a cane after his 13-year-old daughter got in a fight at a bus stop outside Nelson Elementary School.
Williams called police to report the fight, but before they could arrive, Williams decided to take matters into his own hands and drove his SUV towards the kids, jumping the curb in the process.
As you can see in the cellphone video that was taken by a bystander, Williams didn’t hit any of the kids but not because of a lack of trying. Williams stayed at the scene until police arrived and was arrested after they viewed the cellphone footage.
“He should have not taken matters into his own hand and we would have investigated that initial incident and tried to resolve it without there being any further violence,” says Assistant Deputy Chief Doug Pann.
Williams is now facing aggravated assault with a vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon charges.…
CLEVELAND, OH – James Blair got so angry over his neighbor cutting her grass at night that police say the 50-year-old shot her in the face and ran over her body with a push mower.
Last week, 62-year-old Linda Ciotto was cutting her small lawn at around 9 p.m. This upset Blair so badly that he walked to her house next door and shot her in the face at point-blank.
When police arrived at Ciotto’s home two hours later after receiving a call, they found her body in her yard. Aside from the gunshot wound to her face, police say it also looked as if someone had run over her body with a push mower.
Blair was arrested early the next day after a six-hour standoff with sheriff’s deputies and a SWAT that only ended after they fired tear gas canisters into the home he lives in with his 73-year-old mother.
Blair was taken into custody and charged with murder. He is being held in the Huron County Jail on a $1 million bond.…
POLK COUNTY, FL – Police have charged Cheyanne Jessie, 25, with the murder of her father and her 6-year-old daughter before hiding their bodies.
Mark Weekly, 50, and his granddaughter, Meredith Jessie, were reported missing by Cheyanne Jessie on Saturday. They were last seen on July 18 at Weekly’s home, where Weekly often cared for Meredith.
When police checked Weekly’s home, they found blood splatter all over the house and detected a foul odor that Cheyanne said was a raccoon that had died under the house. After interviewing Cheyanne and other friends and family members, they learned that Cheyanne had told at least seven different stories regarding her daughter’s whereabouts.
When confronted with these allegations, Cheyanne admitted that she and her father got into an argument at his home regarding her new boyfriend. She claims Weekly brandished a knife and began swinging it around, accidentally stabbing and his granddaughter. Cheyanne said she was able to get the upper-hand and kill her father in self-defense.
Even if any of that were true, which evidence points to it all being a crock of shit, it doesn’t explain what Cheyanne admitted to doing next.…
GAITHERSBURG, MD – Police have charged 33-year-old Narges Shafeirad with the murder of her son after they say she forced the boy to overdose on allergy medicine before staging a fiery car crash.
On June 16, 5-year-old Daniel Dana was found trapped inside a burning car off Route 370. Shafeirad was face-down on the ground outside the driver’s door, screaming in pain.
Emergency crews tried to save Daniel, but he later died. Shafeirad was transported to the hospital to treat second and third degree burns to 40 percent of her body.
Shafeirad would tell Montgomery County police that the crash was an accident caused by her car catching fire, but investigators would quickly become suspicious.
For starters, fire marshals and a reconstruction team found that the fire started in the front-seat area and the car reeked of gasoline in and around the vehicle. They would later rule out a mechanical malfunction, including the fuel lines and fuel tank. But Shafeirad’s version of events really fell apart after Daniel’s toxicology results revealed the boy had died from Diphenhydramine intoxication.…
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.…
A cable installer arrived at the apartment of 34-year-old Eric Warfel’s at around 10 a.m. Wednesday and went inside. In one of the rooms he would find the badly decomposed body of a 24-month-old girl in a crib. The cable installer immediately called police.
“The gentleman that was here (Warfel) would never hook up with them. Finally he gave permission to come in today and he was gone last night, so actually the poor cable repairman was the one that discovered the child,” said Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci.
Warfel was arrested shortly after at Crocker Park in Westlake while he was with his 7-year-old daughter. Warfel remained jailed Thursday facing a felony charge of corpse abuse. A judge has set Warfel’s bond at $1 million and a police spokesperson said additional charges are expected. His daughter was placed with grandparents while investigators tried to find the mother of the deceased child.…
PRYOR, MT – Jesus Mendoza, 18, has been accused of shooting and killing a couple after they stopped to help him after he became stranded on the side of the road.
Tana Shane, 50, was driving on Pryor Gap Road when she saw Mendoza was stranded on the side of the road. Tana continued home and picked up her husband, 52-year-old Jason Shane, and her daughter, 24-year-old Jorah Shane, with intentions of returning to help Mendoza.
The three first stopped at a nearby corner store to buy gasoline, but found the store was closed. They then went back to where Mendoza was stranded and found out the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished.
Instead of accepting their help, Mendoza opened fire on the family, killing Tana and Jason. He also shot Jorah, but the bullet grazed her head and she was able to run to a nearby school for help. She returned to the scene with family members before being transported to the hospital.
Law enforcement from the FBI, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Big Horn County Sheriff’s Department and the Montana Highway Patrol responded to the scene and immediately began searching for Mendoza who’d fled the scene in Tana’s car.…
GRAY COURT, SC – Police have arrested 25-year-old Savannah Morgan after her 2-year-old boy was found unconscious in a home filled with dozens of dead animals.
Police were called to the home after Morgan called 911 to report her child had choked. When officers arrived, they found her son unconscious and suffering serious bodily injuries. Morgan then changed her story, claiming she had dropped her son.
The boy was was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he remains in critical condition. Authorities say Morgan physically abused the boy, causing bleeding to the boy’s brain and retinal issues. Two other children inside the home, a 1-year-old and 2-year-old, were taken into DSS custody
Turns out Morgan didn’t just have issues taking care of her children. Police say her house was filthy and littered with trash and feces. Some of that shit coming from the 88 animals inside the home, including 3 dogs, 6 dead tarantulas, 4 bearded dragons – two of which were dead, 4 snakes, 10 dead pythons, two turtles, 11 dead gerbils and 48 dead rats.…
VALLEY BROOK, OK – Courtney Schlinke, a former Valley Brook police officer, has been taken into custody after police say the 21-year-old sexually assaulted a girl under the age of 16 at least 33 times.
On July 1, a woman called police to report that Schlinke and an underage girl were engaged in a sexual relationship. The woman said the sexual activity was happening in Schlinke’s home as well as her own.
When police interviewed the teen, she informed them that she’d had at least 70 encounters with Schinke over the last eight months. Police arrested Schlinke on Tuesday, one day after she resigned from her position with Valley Brook Police. Schlinke had been a police officer for only four months and was still attending the police academy, Valley Brook Police Chief Michael Stamp said.
She was booked into Oklahoma County jail in lieu of $1.1 million bail on 33 complaints, including 16 counts of rape by instrumentation, nine counts of lewd acts with a child under 16 and eight counts of oral sodomy. …