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Mayda Rivera-Juarez, 32, worked the front desk at JAS Forwarding Worldwide, a small shipping company with around eight employees.
Police say that over the course of several weeks, Rivera-Juarez poured cleaning fluid into the office’s Keurig coffee machine.
Co-workers would report falling ill over this period of time, including experiencing severe digestive problems and diarrhea.
“The employees at this place had been getting sick, didn’t quite know what was going on,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “When [Rivera-Juarez] was coming in to get terminated, some of this came to light.”
No word on exactly why Rivera-Juarez wanted her coworkers to feel like they just visited Starbuck’s, but her fellow employees described her as a disgruntled employee who didn’t see ‘eye-to-eye’ with her coworkers.
Rivera-Juarez was arrested on Monday and charged with felony assault. She is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center with no bond.…
The accident happened on Tuesday as riders were on the Thunder River Rapids water ride — a ride in which patrons are sent around a course while sitting in rafts that look like six chairs on a giant inner tube.
At the end of the course, the rafts are lifted out of the water on an incline by a conveyor belt. That’s when one of the rafts up-ended and threw two men, aged 35 and 38, and two women, aged 42 and 32, out of the raft.
Initial reports say two of the victims were crushed by another raft that came up behind the one that had tipped over, while the other two were killed after falling into the ride’s machinery. Early reports say the victims were all from the same family.
The Thunder River Rapids ride has been in operation since 1986 and considered one of the tamest rides in the park (you can see just how tame in this video).…
On Oct 23, Kiyana McNeal and her mother were outside of their home with a dog they had just gotten to replace the family dog that had recently died.
According to friends, the dog attacked Kiyana as the dog’s old owner went to leave. Kiyana’s mother tried stopping the attack, but was unable to do so.
By time help arrived on the scene it was too late for Kiyana, who could not be resuscitated and died at the scene. Her mother was taken to the hospital to treat non-life-threatening injuries to her head and hands.
The dog, described as a Doberman or Doberman-mix, was taken away by animal control. No word on where the dog came from — whether it was from a shelter, rescue, classified ad listing, family friend or breeder.
Friends and family have started a YouCaring page to help Kiyana’s mother with funeral and medical expenses.…
Unfortunately, the former English teacher wasn’t as good at sliding a razor across his neck as he was sliding his dick into some teen poonanny, as he only suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Jones was on trial after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teen relative of his live-in girlfriend. According to prosecutors, Jones had sex with the girl in 2013 but started molesting her in 2012.
After raping her twice, the Orange County district attorney’s office say he told the victim he “would ruin her life if she told anyone what he was doing.” She would eventually tell a friend’s mother and Jones would be arrested within a month.
Despite Jones’ DNA being found on the girl, his defense attorney maintained the victim was “concocting a story” because she was smoking marijuana and trying to hide it.
Jurors sided with the prosecution and found Jones guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse.…
The incident happened yesterday as Quisha Hill was bagging her groceries while her her baby was in a car seat sitting inside a shopping cart.
“I come in to grab couple items, and as I while I was at the counter top, speaking with the lady and bagging up my groceries, this random man comes out of nowhere and yanks the car seat out of the cart, has my baby, and he’s like I’m taking the baby, I’m stealing her. I’m taking her. Call 911. Call 911,” Hill said.
The man, 54-year-old Oleh Zhownirovych, then began choking her child and she began screaming for help.
“That’s when tons of Walmart workers come over to help me get her out,” Hill said. “She is still restrained. As soon as they come over to get him, they body slam him down to the ground. He punches one of the security officers.…
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.…