In The Mean Time...
Duncan, OK – Just when you think it’s safe to go for an afternoon jog, you get shot by a group of bored teenagers. That’s exactly what happened to 22-year-old Christopher Lane on Friday afternoon.
Lane was a student from Australia attending East Central University on a baseball scholarship. He was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend when he decided to go for a jog, which his father says was part of his daily routine.
Despite the upper-class neighborhood he was jogging in, there were some bad apples hanging around that afternoon. Three teenagers, identified as James Edwards, 15; Chancey Luna, 16; and Michael Jones, 17; spotted Lane jogging past the house they were hanging out at and decided to kill him.
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,’” Police Chief Danny Ford said. “The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.’”
The three teens got into a car and followed Lane, then shot him one time in the back before driving off.…Continue Reading
Lincoln, NE - Police say an argument between two women resulted in one of the women allegedly stabbing the other in the face with a stiletto heel.
According to the police report, 28-year-old Julia Bol and the 41-year-old Rebeca Boss had just left a baby shower when they got into an argument regarding Bol’s relationship with the father of Boss’s kid.
Bol escalated the altercation when she grabbed one of the stilettos Boss had in her hand, then “stabbed her in the face with it.” Bol stabbed Boss so hard that the stiletto heel pierced the victim’s cheek and “had to be pulled out of her face.”
Not satisfied with her handiwork, Bol reportedly knocked Boss to the ground and began choking her. Boss was taken to the hospital to treat some bruising around her neck and a “through and through puncture wound” to her cheek.
Bol was also taken to the hospital to treat a minor arm injury then taken to the Lincoln County jail on charges of felony strangulation and misdemeanor assault.…Continue Reading
OHIO - Police got to do a little fishing while on duty after a suspected burglar tried eluding police and ended up drowning in a pond.
At around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a residence in the 9000 block of Swigert Road called police to report a possible theft in progress. They said a suspicious man was in the area loading items into the back of a pickup truck.
When police got to the location, they spotted the truck fleeing the scene. Police gave chase and followed the truck as it drove into a nearby field. When the truck got stuck the driver, 26-year-old Jeffrey Felix, ran from the vehicle and toward a pond.
While searching for Felix, police heard someone yelling from the pond and spotted him in the middle of the pond struggling to stay above water. Before officers could help him, Felix disappeared under the water where he breathed in a fatal dose of karma.
A few hours later, the Hamilton County Task Force One dive team would pull Felix’s body from the pond while officers pulled stolen property from inside his vehicle.…Continue Reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA – A Pennsylvania woman is facing a slew of charges after a handicapped woman was found by police, tied to a urine-soaked bed in the basement of her Philadelphia home, suffering from sores, multiple wounds, and living in “unsuitable conditions,” according to an arrest report.
As if living in Philadelphia wasn’t bad enough.
Regina Bennett, 46, was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, public drunkenness and other offences on Sunday after getting into a scrap with a neighbor.
Officers were called to a home on Linton Street to break up a fight between Bennett and a neighbor, identified as Liza Figueroa. While they were there, they were informed that a child may have been in the house. Though police found no signs of children living in the home, they did find the 36-year-old victim, bound to a bed. She was described as “extremely thin,” in the police report, and “appeared to be special needs and has a limited vocabulary.”
Figueroa told NBC-affiliate WCAU, “I would of never imagined that the police officers yesterday, resulting from the altercation that I had with her, [would discover] that she had someone tied up in her basement.”
The unidentified victim was taken to Einstein Hospital for evaluation.…Continue Reading
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA — A woman in Pennsylvania is facing charges after investigators say she smeared feces on her baby’s face and feeding tube in order to make him sick.
According to a criminal complaint, 38-year-old Lauren Buzard had brought 6-month-old baby to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for unexplained illnesses several times since May.
Eventually, doctors suspected that 38-year-old Lauren Buzard may be doing something to harm her baby and surveillance cameras were placed in Buzard’s son’s room. It didn’t take long before the doctor’s suspicions were confirmed.
The cameras captured Buzard using a dirty diaper to smear feces on her baby’s face and nasal feeding tube. The motive? Munchausen by proxy syndrome. Doctors concluded Buzard was “actively harming her child in order to gain the benefit of exhaustive medical evaluation and attention.”
Lauren Buzard was arrested and has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment of a child. She is currently in jail waiting to appear before a judge on August 21. The baby has been placed with his father.…Continue Reading
BETHLEHEM, PA - Days after a dead baby was found inside a trash can in a Kohl’s restroom, an employee at a popular sports bar made a horrifying discovery after lifting the tank lid from a troublesome toilet and found a fetus.
David Rank, the owner of Starters Pub, said that employees were cleaning the bathroom at around 10 a.m. Monday morning when they made the gruesome discovery. Rank said that the employee was very shaken after finding the floating fetus and got choked up himself while talking about the incident with reporters.
“My biggest concern are for my employees, the mother, the baby — I just want everybody to say prayers for those people,” said Rank.
Rank said that the night before, the diners and sports fans were patronizing the bar while watching preseason football. He has turned over surveillance footage to police to see if they can identify who upper-decked the toilet.
So far there has been no word on official cause of death or the estimated age of the fetus, but I am going to assume that it was not full-term.…Continue Reading
Dublin, CA - A teenager charged with vehicular manslaughter after killing a cyclist reportedly looked stunned when prosecutors announced to the court they were increasing the charge to murder because of things the teen posted online.
Cody Hall, 18, was doing 83 mph in a 40 mph zone when he struck 58-year-old Diana Hersevoort and her husband, Johannes. The couple were on their weekly bike ride, riding single-file on Foothill Road when they were hit.
Johannes would suffer a broken arm, but Diana took the brunt of the impact and was killed instantly. To his credit, Hall stopped at the scene and spoke with police. Witnesses did as well, some stating they saw Hall strike the couple after speeding around another motorist.
On July 26th, he was charged with vehicular manslaughter and released on $100,000 bail. But last Wednesday, Hall got a shock when prosecutors announced they were upgrading the charges to murder. Now it’s believed Hall may be the first person to be charged with murder because of something he tweeted.…Continue Reading
Moline, IL - A 22-year-old woman has been accused of breaking the legs of a 15-month old baby during a diaper change.
Police say Briley’s legs were broken at the hands of Dorothy Varallo-Specken, a friend of a longtime family friend. Briley’s grandmother normally takes care of her while her mother is at work, but on the day of the incident, her grandmother was having back problems.
So Briley’s mother asked a friend to watch her while she went to work, and the friend showed up with Varallo-Specken. Briley’s grandmother said they did not know Varallo-Specken very well and that the family friend met her over the Internet.
Later that day, Briley’s mother noticed Briley had a bump and bruising on her head and a swollen leg. She took Briley to Illini Hospital to have the head injury checked and asked about the leg.
According to Briley’s grandmother, whoever checked out Briley blew off the leg injury and sent them home. The following morning, Briley’s leg injuries had taken a turn for the worse.…Continue Reading
Here, Now – We have completed our overhaul of The Demon’s Den forums and they are open for business.
As many of you longtime members already know, Dreamin’ Demon originated as a forum that was later expanded to what you know and love now.
The forums remained, and are the seedy underbelly of the site – populated by some of our longest, and most dedicated readers – and the Reality Bites section is where the majority of our front page news comes from.
But after six years of using vBulletin forum software, we made the transition to Xenforo over the last week. Luckily, aside from one week’s worth of data, we were able to import over six years of data into the new forums, so all the threads, posts and member data remained intact.
I could go into why we decided to make this change to Xenforo is a much better experience for the user, as well as us admins, but it’s easier to say it’s best to experience for yourself.…Continue Reading
Lauderhill, FL - Two police officers turned themselves in last week amid allegations that they pressured two female DUI suspects into giving them sexual favors in return for not arresting them. One officer allegedly ordered one of the women to punch him in the nuts because it turned him on.
Police officer Thomas Merenda, 34, and his partner, Franklin Hartley, 33, pulled over two intoxicated women around 4 am at a Taco Bell. The women allege that Hartley told them he could arrest them, but then told them to drive behind a strip mall where Merenda was waiting.
Hartley followed them and once there, began to “kiss and touch” the passenger’s breasts “while reminding her she could be arrested.” Then he reportedly ordered her to have sex with him, which she did.
At the same time, Merenda gave the other female a very thorough “pat down” and then asked her to punch him in the “nuts” and “reassured her that this was ok and this turned him on.” His ever-helpful partner encouraged the woman to do so by saying that he “really enjoys this” and the woman kicked Merenda in the balls.…Continue Reading
FORT MYERS, FL – A Fort Myers man short on Father-of-the-Year street cred was taken into custody after a neighbor saw him speeding around town on an ATV-with a toddler in his lap.
The wanna-be daredevil, 24-year-old Brian Wilson, was videotaped while driving the ATV by a neighbor. A deputy called to the scene also witnessed Wilson recklessly tooling around. After the deputy made contact with him, Wilson led police on a fairly high-speed chase for a man fleeing on an ATV.
Officials from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office say Wilson was going as fast as 40 mph on Staley Road in Fort Myers when he was spotted. Wilson’s daughter, who authorities believe is around three years old, was sitting in front of Wilson, without any head gear. Florida law states it is illegal to operate an ATV on a paved road and for a child under 16 to ride an ATV without a helmet.
The concerned neighbor, James Williams, took the video and posted it to YouTube because he feared for the child’s safety.…Continue Reading
Police responded to the home of 52-year-old Terry Boyd after neighbors reported hearing a man screaming for help. When police arrived at the home, they found two men yelling from an upstairs window.
“When officers arrived (the first time) the males yelled out the window that they weren’t being allowed to leave and that the female was sitting in front of the door,” said Detective Captain Greg Hagenbusher. “They threw the keys to the officers and asked them to come in and get them out. So officers opened the door with the key, the female was sitting in front of the door, blocking the door but they were able to force the door open and get inside.”
The two men were rescued; telling officers that Boyd wanted to have sex and would not let either of the two men out of the room until one of them put their penis in her vagina.…Continue Reading
Son Of Legendary Red Sox Announcer Murdered Girlfriend Day After Being Released On Domestic Violence ChargeAugust 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm by Agony In Black
WALTHAM, MA – Looks like the only strike zone Jared Remy could find was the one on women he abused, as the son of iconic Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy was arrested Thursday, accused of stabbing his 27-year-old girlfriend to death.
Jared Remy reportedly murdered Jennifer Martel Thursday night in the couples’ apartment. He’s scheduled to be arraigned sometime today on murder and domestic assault charges with a weapon after appearing in court earlier this week for allegedly assaulting Martel.
Remy was released on personal recognizance Wednesday, a day before he killed Martel. According to a statement by Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan, the bail recommendation made by her office was based, in part, on a conversation with the victim. “The bail recommendation was based on a totality of circumstances,” Ryan said.
Police received multiple 911 calls from the Windsor Village apartment complex in Waltham around 9 p.m. Thursday night. Witnesses described seeing Remy “on top of Miss Martel stabbing her repeatedly with the knife.’’ They tried to intervene but stopped when Remy slashed at them.…Continue Reading
Scotland – A teenager in Scotland committed suicide after becoming the victim of an alleged Internet blackmail scam.
Daniel Perry, 17, had been interacting with a girl via Skype that he believed was his same age and from the US. “It was a female that he was talking to, she was supposed to be from Illinois,” Perry’s mother said. “I believe they were talking for a few months and he believed he was talking to this American girl.”
The interactions Perry had with this supposed female were recorded, and an unknown person or persons threatened to show the footage to his friends and family. When Perry asked his blackmailers what he could do to stop them from showing the footage to his family, he was instructed to pay funds into a named bank account.
He was warned that if he did not pay the money, he would be “better off dead.” Perry replied, “bye” then less than an hour later, jumped to his death from the Forth Road Bridge.
“He wasn’t doing anything wrong, just what anyone his age might do, but this scam is all about exploiting young people,” said Perry’s mother. …Continue Reading
GRANTS PASS, OR – Federal law enforcement agents swooped in and busted a group of Oregonians Thursday, including a Romanian princess and her husband, for allegedly running a cockfighting ring. It isn’t every day you get to write up a story about a Romanian Princess and cockfighting unless you’re in porn, let me tell you.
Indictments unsealed in U.S. District Court in Portland charge Irina Walker, 60, and her husband, John Wesley Walker, 67, a former sheriff’s deputy, with hosting cockfights and illegal gambling at their ranch just outside Irrigon, in Morrow County. Prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of the couples’ ranch, which does business under the name Stokes Landing Sport Horses. Guess they got away with it for so long by not using the name Stokes Landing Sport Cocks.
The Walkers were scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Portland Friday on charges of operating an illegal gambling business, along with four other people from Irrigon and Hermiston. According to court records, no lawyer was listed for either the Walkers or any of the other defendants. …Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, KY – Police in Kentucky have charged a woman with murder after her newborn was found dead inside a bathroom trash can at a Kohl’s Department Store.
On August 8, police and EMS were called to a Kohl’s Department Store in Louisville after someone there found more than long lines of people buying clothing made by sexually abused women in Sri Lanka.
Inside the store’s bathroom, discarded in a trash can, was the corpse of a newborn. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done for the baby and it was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the police report, the baby appeared to be full-term and healthy but died as the result “of an intentional act.”
No word on how the figured out the baby belonged to 29-year-old Jessica Price, an employee of at the store, but she ended up admitting to concealing her pregnancy and giving birth in the Kohl’s restroom. Afterwards, she disposed of the baby and other evidence of the birth.
Jessica Price was arrested on Wednesday and had been charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.…Continue Reading
KISSIMMEE, FL – A 1-year-old boy has died after eating a laundry detergent pod while at a Kissimmee battered women’s shelter.
Police say Michael Williams was with his mother at the shelter when he ate the highly concentrated pack of laundry detergent and later died. Police are still investigating, but say they do not feel the poisoning was intentional. However, it will be up to prosecutors to file any charges once the investigation is complete.
According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, in 2012, poison centers received reports of 6,231 exposures to the highly concentrated packets of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger. As of July of this year, that number is 5,753. In July, Tide announced it will no longer package their detergent in clear packaging, using an opaque packaging that they hope will prevent kids from thinking it is candy.
That’s cool of Tide, but Terri Durdaller, a spokesperson for the Department of Children and Families, released a statement that I thought better addressed how to prevent such accidents from happening:
“The death of little Michael is a tragedy.…Continue Reading
MARIETTA, GA – A Georgia man stands accused of hideous animal abuse after mutilating two puppies that a neighbor had asked him to keep at his house for a few days.
Robert Williams Davis, 38, was arrested shortly before midnight on Saturday. He was charged with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and three counts of tampering with evidence. According to the arrest warrant, Davis allegedly beheaded a 6-week-old black and white pit bull puppy late Saturday night with a pair of scissors.
“The puppy’s neck was completely severed with the head attached to the body by a single piece of skin,” an affidavit says. “The puppy’s body did not appear to contain blood, suggesting the puppy’s head was severed while the puppy was still alive.” That sound you may be hearing is my blood starting to boil.
The unfortunate pooch was decapitated by what was described as a “sawing” type motion, according to the police report. This is I ask, “Just five minutes, worm your honor, him and me alone?” [Pink Floyd reference in an article about a decapitated puppy?…Continue Reading
WESTMORELAND, TN – A small town Tennessee police officer was arrested after officials said he admitted to having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
John Edwin Puckett, 49, has been charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape and one count of soliciting sexual exploitation from jailbait.
Westmoreland Police Chief K.D. Smith went to Puckett’s home on Tuesday after the officer failed to show up for work. Smith said that Puckett confessed to having sex with the girl and then resigned from the department.
“When he told me he had been involved in sexual activities with a 16 year old I was speechless,” Smith said.
According to an affidavit filed with the Sumner County Sheriffs Department, the teen’s mother called police after the girl told the woman she had sex with Puckett on at least two different occasions. The mother then confronted Puckett, who admitted to her that the allegations were true.
The victim told investigators that the sex occurred either in her car or Puckett’s, and happened at different spots around Westmoreland.…Continue Reading
BIRMINGHAM, AL – A man who’d just been convicted of sexually assaulting a young child dropped dead following the guilty verdict, saving Alabama taxpayers some money by apparently from swallowing cyanide.
According to Travis Parker, the emergency medical chief for the Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service, William Thomas Moore Jr., 42, was being booked into jail on Monday when he informed officers that he’d just swallowed a cyanide tablet. Mr. Guilty was dead before rescuers could arrive and was officially pronounced dead at DCH Regional Medical Center a short time later.
“Our guys said the jailer told them he said, ‘I took cyanide,’” Parker told reporters. “It was fast-acting, whatever it was.” Moore was being autopsied, but results weren’t immediately available, and chemical testing was required to determine the exact substance, Parker said.
Moore was looking at a possible sentence of 20 years in the Hotel Greybar for sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. He was acquitted on a sodomy charge moments before the guilty verdict was announced.…Continue Reading