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Jamie GiltPUTNAM COUNTY, FL – A pro-gun activist was shot in the back while driving after her 4-year-old son found her handgun in the backseat of her vehicle.

According to reports, 31-year-old Jamie Gilt was driving down the road when her son found a handgun in the backseat. The boy fired the gun and the bullet traveled through the back of the driver’s seat and entered Gilt’s back.

Gilt pulled over and was noticed by a passing police officer who stopped to offer assistance. Gilt was taken to a hospital in stable condition and her son was placed with family members. The Department of Children and Families has been contacted but, at this time, the shooting is being investigated as accidental.

However, Capt. Joseph Wells said investigators are trying to determine how the boy got his hands on the gun and if he was fastened to his booster seat at the time of the shooting.

“There was a booster seat in the back of the vehicle, but however the boy was not strapped in when the deputy got to them,” Wells said.…

Colleen LoughmanFORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Dashcam footage of 43-year-old Colleen Loughman’s drunk driving arrest shows that Dean Vernon Wormer was right; fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life – especially when you have a 2-year-old child.

According to reports, Loughman had driven several miles down I-95 without a tire before stopping in the emergency lane.

When a trooper stopped to see if she needed assistance, he noted her breath smelled of alcohol, her speech was slurred, and her eyes looked like to freshly fucked assholes.

Inside her vehicle, the trooper found Loughman’s 2-year-old sleeping in his car seat in a vehicle littered with paperwork, open food containers and spilled yogurt.

At first Loughman treats the entire encounter as a joke, even waving at the officer’s dashcam. But her demeanor quickly changes after she fails the officer’s sobriety check and is told she is being arrested for drunk driving.

“Please don’t arrest me! Please!” Loughman can be heard screaming as police try putting her in handcuffs. “I’m going to call CNN!

Felisha WhitcombBAY CITY, MI — Felisha Whitcomb was sentenced to 6 months in jail for lying about a police officer sexually assaulting her during a traffic stop.

On June 17, Whitcomb was pulled over for running a red light and found with a small amount of marijuana. She was arrested and placed in the Iosco County Jail, then released the next day on her own recognizance.

Two days later, Whitcomb showed up at the McLaren Bay Region hospital emergency room stating she had been sexually assaulted by the officer.

She claimed that after she was stopped, the officer handcuffed her, slammed her against his patrol vehicle, then touch her inappropriately with his open palm. She also claimed the officer slammed her head on a K-9 cage when he put her in the back of his vehicle.

Hospital staff called police to relay Whitcomb’s story. A nurse told the responding trooper that while Whitcomb did have some bruising to her scalp and thigh, the injuries were too old to have happened during the incident with the police officer.…

Dean KellyWASHINGTON PARISH, LA – Dean Kelly, former model remembered from an Aerosmith music video, has been charged with trying to hire a hitman to take care of the people who sent him to prison for sex crimes.

Some of you old-timers may remember Kelly from Aerosmith’s “Crazy” video – the one that launched the career of Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler, while also being responsible for the Hand Lotion Shortage of 1993.

In the video, Kelly plays the nose-picking tractor driver who goes skinny-dipping with the young ladies. I have no idea what the hell Kelly has been up to since then, but he was recently charged with forcible rape, felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, second-degree kidnapping and possession of child pornography after being accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in February 2005 and a 17-year-old later that same year.

In 2013, Kelly plead guilty to the lesser crimes of sexual battery and felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. As part of the plea deal, Kelly received a 10-year suspended prison sentence if he successfully completed five years of probation.…

Brandon WalkerCOLESHILL, UK – Brandon Walker, 19, has been sentenced to 18-months in youth custody after he placed a sewing needle in a co-workers drinking straw, sending her to the hospital to have the needle removed from her throat.

The incident happened two years ago where Walker and the woman both worked at Shustoke Farm Barns, a local wedding venue. Walker, described as being a “loud, cocky and boisterous” practical joker, can be seen in CCTV footage playing with the woman’s straw shortly before she took a drink.

The woman ended up sucking the needle through the straw where it became stuck in her throat. She immediately began retching and coughing up blood-stained bile. Unable to talk, she was rushed to the emergency room where doctors would locate the needle and remove it. She was discharged the next day.

Walker initially denied placing the needle in his co-worker’s straw, but his lawyer would eventually tell the courts that her client has admitted to the deed and was “very ashamed” of what he did.…

Nick HawkinsDORA, AL – Police have arrested a 6th person in connection to the shooting death of 19-year-old Nicholas Hawkins, whose body was found shortly after telling his mother someone was trying to kill him.

On February 13, Hawkins made a frantic phone call to his mother to tell her someone was trying to kill him before his cell phone disconnected. After his vehicle was discovered at a residence the following day, police used search dogs to search a nearby wooded area.

The teen’s body was found at a construction dump site the next day, wrapped in sheets. According to reports, Hawkins had been shot to death.

Police quickly arrested 21-year-old Joshua Reese, the man who Hawkins told his mother was trying to kill him, as well as 28-year-old Cory Daniel Conner and 22-year-old Danny Lee Jarvis. All three have been charged with Hawkins’ murder. Reese is being held on a $500,000 bond, while Conner and Jarvis are each being held on $250,000 bonds.

Reese already has pending charges in Alabama for attempted murder after he was arrested in 2013 for allegedly hitting a man over the head with a gun and then trying to shoot him.…

Lindsey D. HoneycuttMYRTLE BEACH, SC – Four people have been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting two 4-year-old children at multiple locations for five months.

The details regarding these arrests almost sound too depraved to be true but, as longtime DD readers are well aware, we’ve reported on worse.

According to police, two 4-year-olds, a male and a female, told police that they had been sexually abused by Lindsey Honeycutt, 29; Ambrose Heavener, 30; Panteleimon Spirakis, 55; and Anthony Strickland, 45.

These assaults reportedly took place between December 2014 and April 2015 at various locations, including a Myrtle Beach strip club where Honeycutt worked as a dancer.

The victims said that not only were they were forced to have sex with Honeycutt and Heavener, they were also forced to have sex with their siblings and with each other. The female victim said she was had sex with Spirakis — a man charged in 2008 for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl for three years.

All four of the accused have been located and are now being detained at J.…

Moriah GonzalesLIVERMORE, CA – Police have charged 20-year-old Moriah Gonzales after she was allegedly caught on camera smothering a crying 13-month-old boy in her care.

Gonzales, who advertised her babysitting services on Care.com, apparently has a nifty technique that will help get a crying child to take a nap.

Police say this technique involves a little bit of determination, and a lot of cutting off the child’s air supply.

According to the probable cause document, Gonzales was caring for a 13-month-old boy last month when a hidden nanny cam captured her performing her Go The Fuck To Sleep method.

In the video, Gonzalez can be seen putting her hands over the crying child’s face until the boy “began to squirm and kick” before going limp. Her job done, Gonzalez leaves the boy in his crib.

The boy was fine by time his mother got home, but the mother saw what happened after she reviewed the video footage. Showing a hell of a lot more restraint than me, the mother let Gonzalez leave the home without telling her what she had seen and then called police.…

boy with gunNASHVILLE, TN – Police have a 16-year-old boy in custody after he opened fire on his family because he was angry they woke him up.

The shooting happened on Tuesday morning when the teen’s mother and grandmother tried waking him up to go to school.

The teen became so angry at their repeated attempts to get his ass up, that he grabbed a handgun from his closet and opened fire.

His grandmother was shot twice while his 12-year-old sister and 6-year-old nephew were only grazed. The teen fled the scene after the shooting, dropping the gun off at a neighboring apartment complex.

His grandmother was taken tot he hospital where she is expected to recover. The two children were treated and released.

The boy was found a short time later walking along nearby railroad tracks and was taken into custody without incident. He was charged in Juvenile Court with four counts of attempted homicide and one count of reckless endangerment.

His family is cooperating with the investigation and stated they had no idea he was in the possession of a handgun.…

Cracked Spine Book Club: The Short Drop

March 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm by  

Short DropHERE, NOW – I barely have time to get news articles written up anymore, much less reviews, but I just finished The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons and figured I would add my two cents.

Here’s the synopsis from Amazon:

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession.

For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal—Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard’s security asks for Gibson’s help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand.

Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family—and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team.

Crystal GambinoALEXIS, NC – Crystal Gambino, 42, has been charged with first-degree-murder in the shooting death of her husband, 40-year-old Giovanni Gambino, and a couple from Charlotte.

Gaston County Police were called by Crystal’s brother-in-law who told them that Crystal had informed the family she had caught her husband in bed with another woman and had shot them both.

Crystal also told her family that she had cleaned up the scene “and took care of the bodies,” claiming to have put the dead woman’s body in a wheelbarrow and dumping her on a “burn pile” behind the couple’s home.

However, police say when they went to the home they found the naked bodies of Giovanni Gambino, 39-year-old Geoffrey Gilliland, and 33-year-old Stephanie Sanchez shot to death inside a bedroom.

Gilliland and Sanchez lived together in a $55-a-night motel in Charlotte and were visiting the home, according to police. How Giovanni knew the couple hasn’t been made real clear, but it’s not hard to come up with a couple of scenarios – especially with the following quote:

“These are people that met, had interaction and then came together,” said Gaston County Police Capt.…

DarwinCONCRETE, WA – A 43-year-old man died over the weekend after he accidentally shot himself in the face while taking selfies with a gun.

The man was with his girlfriend at a residence where they were each taking pictures of themselves holding the gun.

The girlfriend said that they had done this several times throughout the day and that the dead man had repeatedly unloaded and loaded the gun.

However, the last time the man posed with the gun he was unaware he had left a bullet in the chamber. He ended up with a new hole to his head that severely hindered his ability to be alive anymore, and the gene pool got another drop of chlorine.

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Patrol Chad Clark said no charges will be filed at this time and that the death is being investigated as accidental.

Not surprisingly, this is not the first person we’ve reported on who fatally shot themselves while taking selfies with a gun.

Last year, 19-year-old Deleon Smith accidentally shot himself in the throat while taking selfies with a gun.…

shooting rangeSALISBURY, MA – A man and a woman used rented handguns to kill themselves inside a Massachusetts gun range.

According to Salisbury police Chief Thomas Fowler, the two victims rented the guns from Bob’s Tactical Shooting Range at around 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

With six to eight people inside the business, the pair blew their brains out in the shooting range area of the store. Both were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead with gunshot wounds to the head.

Their identities have not been released at this time, but Fowler did say they were in their early 20s and resided in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He also added that police found what they believe to be a suicide note.

Their suicides were caught on the store’s surveillance camera, so no doubt it will be online eventually.

If you have been reading our site for any length of time, then you are aware people committing suicide at gun ranges is nothing new.

One of the weirder ones involved identical twins who went to a Denver shooting range and shot themselves in the heads.…

Jaina McGloghlonPORTLAND, OR – Jaina McGloghlon was found suffocated with a balloon over her head after the 8-year-old attended a children’s birthday party.

The girl’s father, Mike McGloghlon, said his daughter had gone to bed after participating in a children’s birthday party held at the home.

When he went to check on her later, he found Jaina with a three-foot Mylar balloon over her head.

“He took the covers off and found the balloon on her head,” said the child’s grandfather, who was in the home. “The only thing we could think is that she opened it, to suck the helium out and put it over her head and she suffocated.”

Mike cut off the balloon and performed CPR for an hour until emergency services arrived. Unfortunately, Jaina died. Officials have ruled her death an accident and there will not be an official investigation.

Did you know the Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that balloons are the leading cause of death by suffocation among children in the US? Me neither.

But before you parents freak out, that’s only 110 children who have died between 1973 and 2011 — and most of those deaths involved deflated or broken pieces of balloons.…

Halle MerrillIDAHO FALLS, ID – Here’s a nightmare story for those of you with young children. A 2-year-old girl died last week after being buried alive by snow that fell from the roof of a ski cabin.

Authorities say 2-year-old Halle Merrill was near her grandfather’s cabin with her seven-year-old sister and seven-year-old cousin, when a massive amount of snow slid off the cabin’s roof.

In a matter of seconds, the three children ended up being buried under several feet of snow and large chunks of ice.

Family members immediately began digging and first responders where there within minutes to join their efforts to save the three girls.

It took 25 minutes of digging before they found one of the older girls who had to be dragged out from under a 300 to 400 pound ice sheet. She was breathing, but in extreme pain.

Five minutes later, the other seven-year-old was found with no pulse and not breathing. Rescue workers began CPR and, a short time later, she began breathing on her own.…

red pepper flakesDELTONA, FL – Three 12-year-old girls at Deltona Middle School were arrested for spiking a teacher’s drink with red pepper flakes.

The incident happened last week when 12-year-old Marjorie Garrido-Herrera decided to get revenge against 52-year-old Jayne Morgan because the teacher had sent her to the principal’s office for “dumping glue into another student’s backpack and for suspicion of stealing a laptop computer.”

The next day, Garrido-Herrera brought some red pepper flakes from home and enlisted the help of two other 12-year-old girls, Leisy Llanes-Pupo and Cristal Tejeda-Castro. While one of the girls distracted the teacher, the other poured the pepper into Morgan’s open can of soda.

When Morgan took a drink, she immediately began to choke and experience shortness of breath. She found the pepper after she poured the soda into a clear cup.

The three girls were arrested on Friday and taken to Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Garrido-Herrera and the girl who spiked the soda were both charged with poisoning food/water and tampering with consumer products. The girl who distracted the teacher is charged with tampering with consumer products and being a principal to poisoning food/water.…

Gyulchekhra BobokulovaMOSCOW – Police have arrested a woman after she walked to a Moscow train station carrying a child’s severed head and threatened to blow herself up.

According to reports, Gyulchekhra Bobokulova is a nanny who waited for the parents of a child to leave their home before she murdered the girl, believed to be around 3 or 4-years-old. She then cut off the girl’s head and then set fire to the apartment.

Bobokluva then made her way to Oktyabrskoye Polye metro station, where she pulled the little girl’s head out of a bag and began screaming that she would blow herself up.

“I am a terrorist,” she can be heard screaming in amatuer video that was posted online. “I am your death.”

Bobokluva, who is reportedly from the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, was detained by a police officer who said she was not carrying any type of explosives.

Despite shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “I am a terrorist,” authorities are not treating the incident as terror-related — stating that the woman is mentally unstable.…

Jennifer RobinsonTHOMASTON, GA – Jennifer Robinson, a 47-year-old kindergarten teacher, has been arrested after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

Robinson got busted after calling in sick from her job at Upson-Lee South Elementary School, where she has worked as a teacher for 17 years.

Nothing wrong with an impromptu sick day, but Robinson forgot to turn off her classroom computer. A teacher’s aid noticed notifications going off on Robinson’s Facebook page and went to disable them.

That’s when she noticed Robinson was receiving some very inappropriate content from a 14-year-old student of Upson-Lee Middle School. The instructor immediately notified the school principal, who then contacted police.

When police spoke to Robinson, she admitted to the relationship and said it had been going on between July 1 of last year and earlier this week.

The pair allegedly had sex in the teacher’s kindergarten classroom over summer break, in her car near the playground area of the school, at the teacher’s two homes as well as an industrial park.…

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