In The Mean Time...
On Thursday, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a possible “chop shop” inside some caves off East 23rd Street when they they found the children inside a wooden shipping crate.
The 8 by 10 crate was found near the back of the cave and, besides the two children, contained some blankets and car seats. The crate was missing one side and surrounded by car parts and broken down vehicles.
The kids were filthy, not wearing shoes, had no water and were eating a cup of dry ramen noodles with dirt in it. They were not afraid of the deputies and did not seem to care they were alone in the cave. They told the deputies that they lived in the cave with their mother, but that their mother’s boyfriend lived somewhere else.
The 6-year-old told police that he was supposed to be in first-grade, but he did not go to school. …
TOLEDO, OH – Ashley Ragusa, 32, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after prosecutors say she forced her two daughters, ages 7 and 8, to perform oral sex on her.
Lucas County Judge Myron Duhart sentenced Ragusa after she entered an Alford plea to three counts of gross sexual imposition with her daughters between January 2012 and December 2013, stating that the life of the two victims was “almost like a horror movie.”
“There were acts that were perpetrated on these children that in my mind are unconscionable,” said Duhart.
According to the judge, the conditions of the home the children lived in, along with the sexual abuse they endured at the hands of Ragusa, was “horrific” and that no sentence he handed her would right those wrongs.
He wasn’t kidding, either. The children’s caregiver told the court that the girls suffer problems with trust, food hoarding, acting out, and other issues.
Ragusa blamed her actions on depression and drug abuse, and told the court she was thankful for the year she has already spent in prison because it has allowed her to sober up.…
LOS ANGELES, CA – Three boys were found stabbed to death inside an SUV parked near an elementary school, and a man believed to be their father was taken to the hospital suffering from critical stab wounds.
A man walking near Dolores Huerta Elementary School called police after he noticed man in the front seat of the vehicle covered in blood.
When he got closer, he also saw a young boy covered in blood who was motionless and had his eyes open. He then noticed at least one other body in the back seat along with a box cutter.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said they found three boys inside the vehicle, ranging from 8 to 12 years old. Two of them were pronounced dead at the scene while the third child died later.
He also said they have a suspect in custody, but would not confirm if the suspect was the man taken to the hospital with stab wounds.
“We believe him to be the father of the kids, but we do not know that for a fact,” Beck said.…
PONTIAC, MI – Police have arrested 47-year-old Henry Michael for allegedly stabbing his son-in-law after the victim found Michael and his daughter, the victim’s wife, lying naked in bed together.
Police were called to the hospital where a 25-year-old man was brought in suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound to his back. The man would tell police that he had come home at around 3:30 a.m. and found his wife sleeping in the bed with her father, and both of them were completely nude.
When he woke up Micheal, an argument ensued that led to Michael stabbing his son-in-law before fleeing in the victim’s vehicle. After interviewing the victim, police located Michael’s 24-year-old daughter who told them that after going out drinking with her father, they returned home where she passed out.
She said she didn’t know what happened until her husband woke her up, but doesn’t believe her father sexually assaulted her. She was transported to the Haven START Program for an examination before being taken to a relative’s home.…
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL — Moments after 18-year-old Malachi Heisler shot and killed a masked intruder, he realized the dead man was his estranged father.
Early Tuesday morning, Malachi said he woke up to his mother’s please for help. “I woke up to my name being called,” the teem told reporters. “I heard the words Malachi and help, that’s all I heard when I woke up.”
When he walked out of his bedroom armed with a rifle, he saw his mother being forced to the ground by a man wearing full tactical gear and ski mask. He was holding what looked to be a firearm that he first pointed at Malachi’s mother, then at the teen.
That’s when Malachi took aim and fired. He ended up hitting the intruder in the head and only then did he realize that he had just killed his estranged father, 46-year-old John Heisler.
According to Pinellas County sheriff’s reports, John Heisler smashed a window at the home at around midnight. When his ex-wife and her boyfriend went to investigate, he forced his way into the home armed with two BB guns.…
Stephen Neira, 40, thought he was doing a great thing when he decided to adopt a 2-year-old male pit bull that was about to be euthanized at the Animal Care Centers of New York City.
With only 22 minutes to spare, Neira, his wife and their three children went to the shelter to rescue the dog. After the dog, Alex, passed some behavioral tests he was deemed sociable and the Neira family were the proud owners of a new dog.
They brought Alex home, took him out for a walk and let him play in the backyard before bringing him into their house. And that’s when Alex flipped a switch.
“He ran inside, slid across the floor, turned around, saw my daughter and jumped for her throat,” Neira said.
The horrified family watched as Alex attacked 16-year-old Briana Neira, biting into her face, throat and elbow.…
On July 19, the 53-year-old Laura Stuardo was on a cruise with her boyfriend, 55-year-old Giovanni Pia. The couple had booked the cruise in an attempt to fix their broken relationship.
While the ship was docked in a Norwegian port, Stuardo fell 115 feet from the couple’s cabin balcony into the fjord below. Pia would tell investigators that Stuardo had jumped off the balcony in an attempt to kill herself.
A camera on the ship contradicted that statement a bit, as it showed Stuardo hanging from the balcony for a few seconds before falling into the water. Other passengers described hearing a loud argument coming from the couple’s room shortly before Stuardo fell.
As for Stuardo, she wasn’t saying much at the time. Not because she was dead, though. Remarkably, she survived the fall but suffered injuries to her head, lung, stomach and spleen.…
COVINA, CA – Police have arrested 43-year-old Athina Rivera, accusing her of stabbing her 61-year-old mother to death at an assisted living facility.
On September 7, police responded to a report of a woman not breathing at the Atria Covina, a senior and assisted living facility.
Once there, they would find Margaret Yamaguchi lying on the floor of her room suffering from multiple stab wounds. Paramedics declared her dead at the scene.
Also in the room was the dead woman’s daughter, Rivera, who had been staying with her mother since Friday afternoon.
Rivera was arrested on suspicion of murdering her mother and is being held on more than $1 million bail. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.
Police have not mentioned a motive for the stabbing, but are asking anyone with information to contact the Covina Police Department Detective Bureau 626-384-5612, the watch commander at 626-384-5665 or Crime Stoppers 800-222-8477. Callers should refer to case No. 15-13310.…
JEFFERSON, OH – Alesha Bell, the 18-year-old who went missing after sending her mother a text message that she was scared, has been found dead in a backyard fire pit owned by 40-year-old James Brooks.
On July 23rd, Alesha Bell left her home on foot to visit a nearby relative. She never made it there. The following morning, her mother received a text from her daughter that read: “Mom, if I make it home, I need you. I’m scared.”
Bell’s mother said a short time later, she received another text from Bell’s phone stating she was with an unknown person from Columbus. She then started getting texts from her daughter’s phone that she knew were not from her daughter because of the grammar and punctuation used.
When anyone tried calling Bell, the calls started going straight to voicemail and Bell was never heard from again. After reporting her missing, investigators would link Bell to James Brooks, a man who says he ran an escort service from May 2014 to May 2015.…
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Two high school football players have been suspended from school and the football team after they deliberately tackled a referee during a game.
With only minutes left in the game Friday night, John Jay High School’s football team were losing 15-9 against Marble Falls.
At the start of a play, video shows a defensive back run 7 yards to slam into the back of a referee who was watching a play almost 10 yards in front of him. After the referee falls to the ground, another player standing a few yards to the right rams into the fallen referee with his helmet.
Both players were ejected from the game and, according to according to Marble Falls coach Matt Green, their actions may have stemmed from two of their teammates being ejected on separate plays earlier. Green said he does not believe their coach, Gary Gutierrez, condoned their behavior and that he later apologized for the incident.
“I’ve coached 14 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Green said.…
LA PLATA, MD – More social media stupidity in the news after 20-year-old Carlos Holling took to Twitter to state, “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA.”
Not surprising to anyone with a handful of firing neurons in their brain, some white people in La Plata were a tad concerned and notified local police.
“There were a lot of folks calling in,” said La Plata Police Chief Carl Schinner. “There was a lot of concern. Our Facebook page, lots of information from people saying they’re scared, can you tell us more.”
To show that he was not going to stand for this kind of stupidity in his town, he called some officers in early and kept other officers to work overtime so that there was high visibility of officers in the area.
He also set out to identify and apprehend the person responsible for the Tweet as soon as possible.
“Some officers here were able to do a little data mining on Twitter and find out that Mr.…
According to Sgt. Brian Schellman, the teen and an accomplice tried to get inside a home where the young boy had been left alone with his 4-year-old sister. However, the third time they tried entering the home would be their last.
As the unnamed teen entered an unlocked front door, the 11-year-old used a firearm to shoot the teen once in the head, killing him. When police arrived, they found the teen lying inside the front foyer.
His accomplice ran off after hearing the shot, but were later picked up by police. One neighbor said she doesn’t believe the full truth is being told. She said the two boys were arguing on the front porch of the home when the 11-year-old took out a gun and fired.
“He was always was just sitting right there on the porch,” she said. “He never did once go inside the house.”
No word on why the boy had been left alone in the home to care for his younger sister, but police say the gun he used belonged to his mother.…
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Police have arrested 14-year-old Mitchell Daughtry after they say he stabbed his mother to death before stealing the family car and trying to commit suicide.
On the day she was murdered, 52-year-old Pamela Daughtry sent texts to her older daughter asking her to come home and talk to her brother because he was angry.
She did not see the text until an hour later and by time she got home, it was too late. She walked into the home to find her mother had been stabbed to death and that her brother had taken items from a safe before leaving in their mother’s 2007 Volvo.
That night, Daughtry started sending out texts to friends and family, admitting what he’d done. Police would locate him five miles away in South Florida after he had taken pills in a botched suicide attempt.
Daughtry was initially taken into custody under a state law allowing for the detainment of those suspected to be mentally ill. After a short stay in a mental health facility, Daughtry was transferred to Duval County jail on second-degree murder charges.…
BRISTOL, TN – Robert Denton, 19, has been accused of ambushing his family then fatally shooting his mother, stepfather and grandmother as six children watched.
Police say that on Saturday evening, Denton walked into his home armed with 100 rounds of ammunition and dressed clad in camouflage clothing.
While six children in the home looked on, Denton shot his mother, stepfather and grandmother. A neighbor said he heard a barrage of 10 to 12 gunshots and screaming that lasted less than a minute.
“It was just a barrage of ‘pow, pow, pow,” said Darrel Gray. “We heard somebody. They said, ‘Daddy, Daddy, Daddy.'”
After he was finished, Denton walked outside and laid down his gun. He then walked to a nearby trailer where his grandfather, Curtis Rose, was doing some repairs. Denton told the man, who hadn’t heard the gunshots over the noise of the power tools he was using, he needed to call 911.
Rose immediately went into the home where he found his family had been shot. He moved the children into another room, grabbed a pistol, and took off after his grandson.…
TEXAS – Monica Foy, the idiot who got her 15 minutes of fame earlier this week after Tweeting the cop who was executed in Texas deserved to be killed, has now been arrested on a 2011 assault charge.
On Friday, a man with a long history of mental illness and arrests walked up to Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth and shot him from behind as he pumped gas into his patrol car, then emptied the gun as the man fell to the ground.
As you would expect, idiots from both sides of the Black Lives Matter movement came out in force to echo their opinions. Some of them were to be expected as certain people try to make a living at being as inflammatory as possible, or just love trolling whoever is on the other side of their fence.
But one of these people was Monica Foy, an English major at Sam Houston State University, a university that has one of the top law enforcement schools in the state.
On Tuesday, she tweeted out this gem in which she implied Goforth deserved to be killed and had “creepy perv eyes”:
As you can imagine, she was met with a bit of backlash.…
FORT WORTH, TX – The 11-year-old boy who beat a neighbor’s small dog to death with a stick last May, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.
According to police, the boy chased the 15-pound Cavalier mix, Cookie, out of its backyard and cornered it on a porch. He then used a stick to beat the animal to death.
Police would charge the boy with animal cruelty after an autopsy report revealed that the dog died from a fractured spine and severed spine, the result of many blows to the body.
When police talked to the boy and his parents, they said that Cookie attacked their son and he was only defending himself. The dog’s owner disputed that, claiming Cookie was not an aggressive dog. A neighbor would come forward stating that before Cookie was found dead, they’d witnessed the boy chasing the dog under a parked vehicle.
Despite the self-defense claim, the boy entered a guilty plea to animal cruelty charges last month. A judge then ordered a series of psychological and behavioral examinations.…
HOUSTON, TX — Police say 19-year-old Deleon Smith accidentally killed himself taking selfies while holding a gun.
The incident happened in an apartment on Tuesday as Smith and a cousin were taking pictures of themselves holding a gun they found, then posting the pics to social media.
While his cousin was in another room, Smith accidentally fired the gun while taking a selfie and shot himself in the throat. Police say they do not suspect foul play and have taken his cell phone as part of their investigation.
“It’s like still unbelievable,” said Smith’s grandmother. “Yesterday was my birthday. He came to wish me a happy birthday. And then to hear this kind of news. He was starting community college tomorrow.”
I would say that this young man was a perfect Darwin Award nominee, but he had two daughters, ages one and three.
Not surprisingly, Smith isn’t the only person on D’D to die while taking selfies. Last year, Oscar Otero Aguilar died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while posing with a gun for a Facebook picture.…
BALTIMORE, MD – Jonathan Fleming is facing some serious charges after the 17-year-old was accused of raping a 9-year-old family friend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds – a girl he has allegedly been sexually abusing since she was 3-years-old.
Police said that Fleming’s family and the girl’s family were together at the Maryland State Fair when a concerned farmer notified the girl’s father that he saw Fleming doing something inappropriate with the girl inside the Swine Barn.
“There was a farmer there that actually saw him buckling up his pants and approached the two of them,” Baltimore County Police Officer Shawn Vincent. “When the boy saw that he was being approached, he left with the young girl.”
The girl’s parents called police who interviewed the girl. She told police that Fleming touched her inappropriately and then took her to a slide barn where he forced her to perform various sex acts, including intercourse. But that’s not the worst of it. According to the girl, Fleming has been sexually abusing her since she was three; forcing her to engage in sex acts several time a year at various fairs in Maryland and elsewhere.…