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WASH., D.C. - Ellsworth Colbert was sentenced to 17 years in prison for stabbing 37-year-old Robert Wright to death after he mistakenly thought the victim’s dog took a dump on his lawn.
Last year, Wright took his friend’s dog out for a walk. Witnesses say he got into an argument with his next-door neighbor, 56-year-old Colbert, who was holding a knife and claiming the dog had crapped in his yard.
Colbert asked Wright whose dog it was, Colbert went to the dog owner’s house with Wright following him. Once at the home, Wright and Colbert got into another verbal altercation that led to Colbert swinging the knife at Wright, cutting his hand.
Wright then picked up a shovel and said, according to a witness, “You going to stab me?” The two then got into a physical fight in which Colbert stabbed Wright four times. After the two stopped and separated, Wright collapsed and was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
A medical examination would show Wright suffered lacerations to left side of his neck and a stab wound to the chest which perforated his aorta.…Continue Reading
TOWN OF MAINE, NY — Ericka Pease faces a child endangering charge after her 5-year-old boy was, once again, found wandering the neighborhood for almost two hours Thursday evening.
If Pease looks familiar, it’s because we just featured her last week after being charged with the same thing. In this most recent incident, police were contacted by someone who who found the boy wandering on the roadside. When police arrived at the boy’s trailer, they found Ericka Pease outside on the phone trying to locate her son.
She told police she had been sleeping when her son got out of the house. The 26-year-old was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and released on an appearance ticket.
Two weeks ago, police were called to Pease’s trailer after receiving reports of her 5-year-old running around the trailer park in the middle of the night. When officers arrived, they found Pease’s son roaming the neighborhood with his dogs. They picked him up and took him back to his mother’s trailer.…Continue Reading
Covington, VA – Police have arrested 30-year-old Adan “Manuel” Rodriguez after they say he murdered his wife and buried her body in a Virginia cemetery where he worked as a gravedigger.
Rodriguez’ wife, 24-year-old Ashley Kimberlin Rodriguez, was reported missing on May 13 when the mother of four didn’t show up for work at a local nursing home. Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin Hall said they spoke with her husband that morning, but when they tried contacting him later that day, he had already fled the area.
Police wanted to talk to him again because late Monday night investigators received information that led them to Alleghany Memorial Park, where Rodriguez worked as a gravedigger. In the cemetery, in a remote portion of the cemetery accessible only to employees, Ashley had been found. Her body was found partially buried with a single gunshot wound to her head.
The sheriff’s office issued a warrant for Rodriguez on first-degree murder charges the next day but would not locate him until last Thursday. He was finally tracked down to a home in Pineville, NC where he was hiding inside a closet and suffering from a minor, self-inflicted wound to the neck.…Continue Reading
New York, NY – The third-grade boy’s mother has filed a $6 million lawsuit after her son was forced to perform oral sex on three students in his school’s bathroom last year. The suit alleges that the ringleader of the attack, a 5th-grader, was involved in an attack on a female student two years earlier.
According to the lawsuit, after the boy had finished his lunch at Public School 194 he was waiting in the hall for classes to resume. That’s when the fifth-grader and two third-graders pushed him into a bathroom stall were one boy held his hands behind his back while another forced him to his knees.
The three boys then forced the victim to perform oral sex on them. After they were done, the boy immediately reported the assault to a teacher while the accused bragged to everyone about what they had done. The teacher alerted a guidance counselor and principal Josephine Bazan, who called the boy’s mother.
Here’s where it gets even more messed up. The fifth-grader was involved in a sexual related attack two years prior, and had received no punishment whatsoever.…Continue Reading
SPRING, TX – The mother of an 11-year-old boy has been charged with child abandonment after she left her son home alone and he decided to kill some time by choking and drowning a neighbor’s dog.
On May 26, the dog’s owner noticed her dog was not in the yard and checked out her surveillance camera footage to see what may have happened. Video captured her neighbor’s son sneaking into her yard and snatching her dog, so she called police. When they arrived at the boy’s home, they found he was there alone. home alone.
The boy told them that his mother had been gone since earlier that morning and eventually confessed he’d taken the small dog, choked it unconscious and then drowned it in a hot tub at a nearby vacant house. He led police to the dead dog’s body and returned the corpse back to the extremely distraught owner.
Police called his mother several times before finally reaching her. Once they made contact, they informed her they were waiting for her at her home.…Continue Reading
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS – Police arrested 18-year-old Eric Kaplan after they say he stalked a woman from a grocery store all the way to a police station.
The woman says that she noticed Kaplan after leaving a grocery store late Monday night. ”As I was walking to my car, he was walking into PriceChopper, and I got in my car and I just kept my eye on him and noticed he never went into PriceChopper,” she said. “He turned back around and went and got into his vehicle.”
Noticing Kaplan was still behind her when she got to her neighborhood, she didn’t pull into her driveway and continued driving. When he followed her into a a cul-de-sac she got a side look at him and saw he was wearing “a full black ski mask.” Can you imagine that happening? That’s like looking under your bed and someone being there looking back at you.
The woman called 911 to report what was happening and she was informed to continue driving to the Overland Park Police Station.…Continue Reading
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - A 4-year-old Rottweiler is dead after Brian Perry punched it to death only four days after he adopted the dog from Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue.
Grace Acosta, who runs the rescue, said Perry had passed all the necessary background checks needed to adopt Gipper, an 85-pound Rottweiler. You can check out some pictures of the dog in their “Happy Endings” section where it states: “His adoption came very quickly and his new family, Cristy and Brian are now in love with him.”
“These people that adopted this dog from us went through the whole thing. We had excellent vet reports, we had someone visit their home, checking the home. It was approved. And they came with their own dog to meet with us,’ Acosta said.
But after four days in his new home, Perry punched the Gipper to death after the dog ran to a neighbor’s home and began barking at other dogs through a screen enclosure. In response to this, 47-year-old Brian Perry allegedly killed Gipper by repeatedly punching it in the face.…Continue Reading
WATERFORD, WI — Police have charged 30-year-old Jason Willis with felony identity theft after they say he was placing Craigslist sex ads to harass his neighbor.
Willis allegedly created personal ads on Craigslist looking for hookups, pretending to be a female neighbor who had no idea what he was doing. The only thing she was aware of was the strange men coming to her house in the middle of the night.
“The defendant sent multiple emails using the victim’s identifying information, her name, her address, and sending people to her home for sexual activity,” Racine County Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Sommers said.
After sending the men away, she eventually called 911 when one man showed up at 12:30 a.m. wearing nothing but a raincoat.
“It was at 12:30 a.m., with my daughter and I here, and it freaked me out. Somebody insistently ringing the doorbell at 12:30 a.m. is not a good sign, so I just called 911,” the victim said.
Police arrived and found the man who informed them he was just responding to a Craigslist ad. …Continue Reading
Truxton, NY – Four children and three adults were killed Wednesday when their minivan was hit by a trailer carrying crushed cars on Route 13 in Truxton, New York.
The accident happened around 6 p.m. after a trailer carrying around 20 crushed cars broke free from a truck travelling on Route 13. The runaway trailer struck a minivan, ripping it apart, and killing seven members of two families.
The names of the deceased are 26-year-old Teresa Bush and her two daughters, 4-year-old Alexis and 5-year-old Jasmine. Also killed were 21-year-old Lena Beckwith, 24-year-old Carino Vanorden, 7-year-old Alyssa Mead and 4-year-old Tyler Mead. The father of the two Mead children, Shawn Mead, was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he was in good condition.
First assistant fire chief Ken Stone said a couple of victims were under the trailer when help arrived. The trailer had to be jacked up to get them out. ”It was all instant, no doubt,” Stone said. He added that responders were deeply affected by the crash.…Continue Reading
Somewhere – The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women in connection to child porn circulating online of a seven-year-old girl being sexually abused.
Investigators have released images of the two women they have labelled ‘Jane Doe 25′ and ‘Jane Doe 26.’ They feel finding these women can lead them to the young victim and her male abuser. ”These are not even individuals who are involved in the abuse to our knowledge,” said Laura Eimiller from the FBI. “They’re clues that are taken from the images and video of real child pornography.”
‘Jane Doe 25′ is described as a white female, likely between the ages of 18 and 25, with dark hair and a wing tattoo covering most of her back. ’Jane Doe 26′ is described as a possibly Hispanic female, likely between the ages of 25 and 35, with dark hair and brown eyes.
Authorities have been aware of the images since August 2012, and they continue to circulate on child pornography sites. “The images in the video are very graphic.…Continue Reading
BANGOR, ME —Earlier this month we reported that 20-year-old Kyle Dube had been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Nichole Cable. Yesterday an affidavit reveals that Nichole died after Kyle intended to kidnap Nichole, hide her and then find her so he could be deemed a hero. Unfortunately for Nichole, Kyle is an idiot who accidentally killed her in the process.
Nichole went missing on Mother’s Day after leaving her home to meet someone she had met on Facebook named Bryan Butterfield. A week later, after receiving information from several sources, police found Nicole’s dead body in a wooded area. The following day, Kyle Dube was charged with intentional and knowing murder.
At the time we first reported on this, there were not a lot of details regarding the relationship between Kyle and Nichole. The information in the affidavit fills in some of those blanks. Turns out Kyle had made sexual advances towards Nichole, but Nichole had turned him down. Kyle then created a fake Facebook profile using someone else’s identity and began communicating online with Nichole.…Continue Reading
In 1990, Carroll was living in a halfway house after serving time in prison for lewd conduct with two children. Living next door was Christine, her mother and her stepfather. On Oct. 30, 1990 after Christine’s mother left for work, Carroll raped and strangled the poor girl in her own bed while her stepfather slept.
Carroll’s last meal consisted of sunny-side-up eggs with bacon and sliced tomatoes, biscuits, avocados, a fruit salad of strawberries, papaya, peaches and pineapple and canned milk. He declined to make a final statement, but Christine’s mother, Julie McGowen, issued one: “Thank you to all that have worked so hard, and justice for all, namely, Christine McGowen. Rest in peace.”
The Catholic Diocese of Orlando held a service just before Carroll’s execution, praying for the abolition of the death penalty. “It’s a destructive tool rather than a preventive tool,” Bishop John Noonan said to the 30 people who attended.…Continue Reading
Cape Coral, FL – Police were called to Lisa Velez’s home on Sunday evening after she was found living with her two autistic children, one legally an adult and one a minor, in total and complete squalor.
They may have been called there by Velez’s estranged husband, who had returned to the home after being gone for over a year. He found Velez and his two autistic daughters living with eight cats inside a home littered with a bevy of cats, feces, trash, old food boxes, ants, spiders, vomit, roaches and general nastiness. There were even animal carcasses on the back patio.
It could have been her neighbors who have long suspected something wasn’t right inside the home. “I would come out at 10:30 at night and she’s out there, her daughter out there running around the street, yelling at every car over 30 miles an hour,” a neighbor said.
It may have even been DCF, who hav been investigating Velez for two years. They had visited the home previously and had instructed Velez to clean up the living conditions for her kids.…Continue Reading
MADISONVILLE, TX – Police have arrested nine people in connection to the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, while two other suspects are still on the run.
The alleged rape happened in March when someone was paid to bring the victim to a trailer with the promise of drugs. Once at the trailer, the girl was given meth, and then 11 men took turns raping her.
“Once the sexual assault began, what our intel is telling us is that they started making phone calls and texting people, and more people ended up coming to the house to, unfortunately, take their turn,” said Lt. Jonathan Zitzmann.
After taking a ride on the rape train, the girl was introduced to two women. One threatened the victim with a gun and the other hit her several times over the head with a tire iron.
Instead of keeping quite, the victim told her mother about the gang rape that night but was so messed up from the drugs that she couldn’t give police many details.…Continue Reading
“Mr. Briones was observed to be having sexual intercourse with the passenger and sped off… at a high rate of speed,” the police officer wrote in a criminal complaint. “Their activities presented a danger to others in the roadway as exhibited by the accident.”
Police said that after Briones sped off, he crashed his 2006 Ford Explorer into another car after running a red light. The resulting collision ejected his female passenger from the vehicle. She was found on the ground, naked, and suffering from deep cuts to her face and hands.
Witnesses stated Briones was obviously drunk when he exited his vehicle and eventually tried to drive away from the scene, leaving the naked woman behind. When one of the witnesses took the keys from the ignition, Briones ran off and hid behind a nearby cactus wearing one shoe and with his shorts on inside-out.…Continue Reading
BEL AIR, MD - Stephanie Mikles, a 45-year-old behavioral specialist for Harford County Schools, has been accused of having sex with the family dog.
Police found out about the alleged sexual liaison during an investigation by the child advocacy center of Harford County that began last year. No word on what that investigation was about, but during a search of her home, investigators found pictures and video of Mikles having sex with the family dog.
The encounters took place from August 1 to August 31, 2008. Unfortunately for her, there is no statute of limitations for bestiality in Maryland. So after dousing their eyeballs with bleach, officers arrested
the dog Mikles and charged her with bestiality. She was later released from jail on a five thousand dollar bond.
Recently, a grand jury puked in their shoes after being required to look at footage of Mikles getting knotted by the pooch. They ended up indicting her with “unnatural or perverted sexual practice.” Mikles’ attorney told reporters that she is fighting the charge and has filed motions to dismiss the case.…Continue Reading
Queens, NY – Last week, 12-year-old Gabrielle Molina was found hanging in her room, dead from an apparent suicide. Now police have confirmed what others had been saying since the news broke – she killed herself because she was being bullied.
Molina’s body was discovered by her 15-year-old sister in their bedroom at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. As is usually the case when young people kill themselves, accusations of bullying were immediate. Friends and family say that Molina was the target of bullying both online and in person.
Her father George told the New York Post that his daughter was called a slut, whore and told she looked like she suffered from Down syndrome. There was even a video posted on Youtube called “Gabby’s Fight” that showed Molina in a fight with a former friend. Molina’s father said that these events, plus a recent breakup, pushed her over the edge.
“I was trying to comfort her because she was getting weak,” said her father. “I wanted to make her happy.” Her older sister said that while her parents knew of the bullying, even going to the school to complain about it, they did not know the full extent.…Continue Reading
New Zealand – Ana Eriepa is recovering in the hospital after the 37-year-old was kidnapped by her boyfriend and then dragged down the highway after escaping from the trunk of a car.
According to police, Eriepa left with her new boyfriend, 27-year-old Sonny Te Aramoana Waiti, to buy a new Subaru. Not a lot of details on what happened after the car was purchased, but at some point Waiti placed Eriepa in the trunk of her new car and then took off down the highway.
Eriepa managed to unlock the trunk of the car as it was speeding down the highway but her escape turned pear-shaped after her leg somehow managed to get stuck while climbing out. This resulted in her being dragged for a mile at a high rate of speed.
Onlookers described the scene as horrific, stating Eriepa’s body was “bouncing up and down, like a dummy.” Others said she resembled a bag of trash, or a sack of meat, more than she resembled a human being.
After finally falling free from the car, other motorists ran to help her.…Continue Reading
TACOMA, WA — Police have charged 25-year-old Tyler Deutsch with attempted murder after allegedly putting his 6-week-old daughter in the freezer to stop her from crying.
The infant’s 22-year-old mother called 911 on Saturday to report she’d left the infant in the care of her boyfriend but that when she returned, she witnessed Deutsch taking their infant daughter out of the freezer in their home.
Although the baby was unresponsive and had a temperature of 84 degrees when she was rushed to Tacoma’s Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, doctors expect the infant to recover.
According to Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer, Deutsch told sheriff’s deputies he wasn’t trying to kill his daughter, but had put the infant in the freezer to stop the girl from crying. She had been chillin’ in the ice box for about an hour.
“It was only a six-week-old kid – can’t do much other than cry – and from what we understand he wanted the baby to stop crying so he put the baby in the freezer,” Troyer said. …Continue Reading
West Point, UT - A 15-year-old boy in Utah has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths of his younger brothers, aged 4 and 10.
Last Wednesday, 15-year-old Aza Vidinhar was babysitting his two adopted brothers while his mother took the family’s three other children to a dance recital. When his mother returned at 7:35, she found the 4 year old dead and called 911. Presumably already overwhelmed at that point, she did not realize that her 10 year old was also dead in the home and thought he was also missing with the 15 year old. When officers arrived, they found the 10 year old dead in another part of the house.
Unable to find the 15 year old, police did not know if he was another victim or a suspect. He was found walking about five miles away from the home later that night with blood stains on his shirt. Once picked up, he was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and apparently he spoke “pretty bluntly” to investigators. …Continue Reading