In The Mean Time...
Hyde, Greater Manchester, UK– A man is currently on trial after he was accused of tackling a woman who was trying to stop his dog from mauling her 6-year-old daughter.
Karen Baines was walking home from a Christmas party with her 6-year-old daughter, Demi Baines, when the incident occurred. They were a short distance from their home when they came upon 70-year-old Phillip Rhodes, who was standing outside his house.
Karen told the courts the horrifying details of what happened next when Rhodes’ Staffordshire Bull Terrier, “Bruno”, approached them from a nearby field.
“Philip was stood outside his property with his arms out saying ‘isn’t she lovely?’ He was just a few feet away. He appeared to be drunk. He was slurring and staggering.
“The dog came out from a field to my left. It wasn’t on a lead. As I got to the side of him the dog ran in front of us and I put my hand down and it licked the tip of my finger then all of a sudden attacked my daughter’s face.…
SEMINOLE, FL – Police have arrested 27-year-old Rachel Hayes after they said she slapped her grandmother several times for refusing to accept her Facebook friend request.
On Thursday, Hayes got into an argument with her 72-year-old grandmother because she had refused Hayes’ Facebook friend request.
The elderly woman told Hayes that she would accept her friend request if she changed the name she was using – ‘Rachel Frickin Hayes’ – as she felt it was inappropriate.
Hayes didn’t like this and left her grandmother’s home, only to return drunk at 3:40 in the morning. When her grandmother answered the door, Hayes allegedly smacked her grandmother across the face several times before the woman was able to get inside and lock the door.
By time police got to the home, Hayes had already left. She was picked up later and charged with felony aggravated battery on an elderly person.
Records show this isn’t the frist time Hayes has been in trouble with the law. The mother of one has three previous arrests, including one for drunk driving and another for public urination.…
KNOX, NY – Police have charged 19-year-old Tiffany Vanalstyne with the murder of her 5-year-old cousin, alleging she beat and strangled the boy to death before dumping his body in a ditch.
On Thursday, Vanalstyne was babysitting Kenneth White, his twin sister and a younger sister after being dropped off at home by her mother, Brenda Vanalstyne. The White children had been living with Brenda for around a year after their parents lost custody of them.
Police believe that within minutes of Brenda leaving, while Kenneth’s sisters where playing in another room, Tiffany bashed the boy in the head with a rock and then strangled him to death.
Police say she then took his body down the road and threw it over a guardrail and into a ditch before covering his body with snow. She then called her mother to tell her Kenneth had been kidnapped by two masked men who barged into the trailer and pinned her to the ground. Her mother told her to call 911.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the boy after Tiffany relayed them the same abduction story, but that was cancelled shortly after when Kenneth’s body was found by a police dog.…
JACKSON, MS – Earlier this month we reported on Jessica Chambers, the 19-year-old who died after someone burned her alive, now a woman has been arrested for trying to scam people with a fundraiser.
Police have charged 39-year-old Janet Posey with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud after she allegedly started an effort to raise money based on the burning death of Jessica Chambers.
Chambers was found earlier this month near her burning car on a rural road after someone doused her with a flammable liquid and set her on fire. She would die the next day after being airlifted to the hospital. Her death is still being investigated and no one has been charged.
Posey was pretending to be a family member orchestrating a fundraiser to raise money for Chambers’ family, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.
“Family members and friends of the family brought their concerns about the site to our attention,” he said. “Because we will be prosecuting the case, we cannot discuss any details of our case at this time.…
MOBILE, AL – Police have arrested 38-year-old Hiawatha Robinson, accusing him of killing his 8-year-old daughter while engaged in the act of sodomy.
In September, Hiawayi Robinson was reported missing after leaving her father’s home to walk to her aunt’s and never arriving. In news reports at the time, Robinson can be seen with his ex-wife pleading with the public for help in finding his daughter.
Hiawayi would be found dead behind an abandoned building two days later. Now, two months later, police have charged Robinson with the girl’s death, claiming he killed her while he was sexually assaulting her.
Authorities arrested Robinson on Tuesday and charged him with first-degree sodomy and murder. In Alabama, the first degree sodomy charge means someone is accused of engaging in ‘deviant sexual intercourse’ with someone under the age of 12.
“Deviant sexual intercourse is defined in the law of the state of Alabama as sexual gratification involving the sexual organs of one person and the mouth or the anus of another person,” Rich said.…
ALLENTOWN, PA – Police have accused 73-year-old Clyde Ruppel of stalking a 13-year-old boy for the last two years, including following him and sending him love letters.
Ruppel is a convicted sex offender whose activities have had him facing a slew of charges for the last four decades. He had four prior misdemeanor charges for corrupting the morals of a minor in 1965, 1975, 1976 and 1993 that he did not serve any time for. However, in 1976 he was convicted of indecent assault.
In 1996, Ruppel admitted to repeatedly taking two boys, ages 7 and 9, to a park near his home where he would perform oral sex on them and have them return the favor. He was charged with rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of minors, and indecent exposure. He was eventually sentenced to six to 15 years in prison.
Now it seems Ruppel is back to his old tricks. According to his latest potential victim, Ruppel would watch from his car as the he rode his scooter when he was 11.…
WELLINGTON, KS – Police have arrested 33-year-old Lindsey Blansett after she allegedly beat and stabbed her son to death because he “would be better off in Heaven.”
On Sunday night, police say Blansett went into her 10-year-old son’s bedroom while he was sleeping. She allegedly hit the boy with a rock before using a knife to stab him several times in the chest. She then called 911.
A portion of the 911 call can be heard here, but here’s an excerpt.
Blansett: Hi, this is Nicole Blansett. I just stabbed my son.
Dispatch: I’m sorry?
Blansett: I just stabbed my son. I thought somebody was coming in to get us.
Dispatch: Is he still conscious?
Dispatch: Where’d you stab him at?
Blansett: In the chest, Several times. I thought somebody was coming in.
Police responded to the home just before midnight and found the boy dead and Blansett still inside the home. A 9-year-old girl was also in the home but was not harmed. Blansett was taken into custody and later charged with murder in the first degree.…
Orillia, ONT — In early April roughly two years ago, 48-year-old Maria “Tonie” Farrell was leaving work in her Tim Horton’s regalia, when she heard the cries of a woman being attacked behind a nearby convenience store. She immediately ran to the woman’s defense as a man punched the victim and took off.
After a short time, Sgt. Russ Watson of the Ontario Provincial police showed up on scene, alone. Mrs. Farrell attempted to show the sergeant the direction the alleged perpetrator took, trying to be helpful as grannies are wont to do. In reaction, Sgt. Watson did what any good officer would and told her to “shut the fuck up” before needlessly and brutally attacking her — because grandmothers are terrifying and must be handled with extreme prejudice.
Watson reportedly karate kicked Farrell in the leg before sucker punching her in the face. Once she was down, he kept her down with a knee in the back. Leg dangling and in extreme pain, Farrell was then handcuffed and loaded into the back of Watson’s cruiser.…
Back in 2012, the daughter of Kristopher Speigner and Joy Lynn Speigner died after ingesting a dish washing detergent tablet. They did not call for help until the following morning because, according to police, they were “too high and too drunk” to do anything to save her.
Almost a year later, they were both arrested and charged with negligent homicide and ordered held on $6000 bond. They made bail, but failed to appear for their bench trial in September and a judge issued a warrant for their arrest.
“Last time we had a court date, we continued it, but they were still required to be here and they didn’t show up at that time,” explained ADA Jason Scully-Clemmons. “I felt it had to do with the fact they knew it was gonna be continued, and so that was not much of a big deal.…
According to reports, the 28-year-old mother became enraged after learning that her 9-year-old daughter had been called a curse word by an 11-year-old boy at Eccleston Elementary.
Instead of going to the school, or talking to the boy’s parents, Rivera went to the school and waited for the boy to exit. When the boy got on his bike, Rivera walked up to him and lost her fucking mind. After throwing the boy off his bike, she physically assaulted him.
“She slammed me into the wall and then she came behind me and started choking me and hitting me on the head,” the boy said. All of this was captured on school surveillance video.
If that weren’t enough, she also threw the boy’s bike in her van and forced him to get inside. “She told me ‘tell me the instructions to your house or I’ll kill you,'” he said.…
McCabe is the mother of three children with a criminal history that includes attempted endangerment of a child or elderly adult, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a couple of probation violations.
Over the last few years, the courts have ordered her to undergo drug and parenting classes, as well as mental health evaluations. I do not know the results of that last one, but with the latest allegations, it’s apparent the first two didn’t stick.
Her recent legal woes started in March, after a a relative found nude images of McCabe’s 5-year-old daughter on the child’s Nintendo DSI. The relative reported their findings and the child was interviewed by the Division of Child and Family Services a few days later.
The girl would tell a caseworker that her mother had taken “loads” of pictures of her “without any clothes on.” She would also tell a caseworker that her mother “would then show the pictures to men,” and “printed the pictures and sold them to people for $100.”
The Nintendo DSI was handed over to police who would later find 19 pornographic images of the girl.…
GARLAND, TX – Joseph Blocker has been charged with the murder of his 4-year-old son after the boy was found dead at his home and possibly took a ride in a running washing machine.
According to reports, Joseph Blocker, 28, called police from his home on Dec 9 to report his son was unconscious. When first responders arrived at the home, they found the 4-year-old already dead.
A medical examiner later determined that injuries found on the boy were consistent with being inside a running washing machine. A front loading washing machine was inside the home and, well, it doesn’t start all by itself.
“From what we know about the washing machine … that door has to be shut, and then someone has to push a button on the outside to get that started,” said police spokesman Officer Joe Harn. “It does not start by automatically shutting that door.”
Blocker was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with one count of capital murder, He is currently being held on $500,000 bond.…
CINCINNATI, OH – Natasha Johnson was arrested by police after they say the 29-year-old burned her estranged husband and two children by throwing a cup of “steaming” hot chocolate on them.
Johnson and her estranged husband got into an argument while he sat in a car with their two children in the backseat. Johnson approached the car and asked him to sign a document saying he was the father of her new child.
The man refused to sign the documents, leading to them getting into a verbal argument. Johnson became so enraged that she tossed a cup of hot chocolate at the man. The hot drink ended up hitting the man as well as the two girls in the back seat.
The man and two children ended up at the hospital to treat first- and second-degree burns they received. Johnson was arrested and charged with domestic violence and two counts of child endangerment. On Wednesday a judge set her bond at $20,000.
In the following video, you can watch as a very upset Johnson tries explaining to the judge that it was an accident, that the hot chocolate got on her husband and two girls only after he pushed her.…
BAKERSFIELD, CA – Two teens in California have been arrested after video surfaced of them feeding two dogs a live cat.
Earlier this month, someone tipped off County Animal Control that they had received a video on a social networking site that showed two teens feeding a cat to two large dogs while the teens could be heard in the background encouraging the dogs.
Animal Control staff reviewed the video, which was recorded over the summer, and then contacted the Kern County Sheriff’s Office to request an investigation. Detectives were eventually able to identify the teen who posted the video online, then later identify the two teens in the video – a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old boy.
Both teens were arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall. They are now facing animal cruelty charges. Police are asking that anyone with any further information on this case to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110, or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.
I’ve said it before, but I am so glad that we did not have the ability to easily record stupid shit we did as teenagers.…
TWIN FALLS, ID – Neighbors say that while her two sons died inside a burning trailer, Heather Green tried comforting them from outside.
On Monday night, Heather Green stepped outside of the trailer she lived in with her three young children at the High Desert RV Park. While outside of the trailer having a smoke, she played a game with one of her sons.
He would push the trailer door toward her from inside the trailer, and she would push it back. On one of these push backs, the trailer door shut and was locked from the inside. Not long after, Green saw that the trailer was on fire.
Green tried to get her 4-year-old daughter to unlock the door, but she was unable to do so. Green started screaming for help and neighbors rushed over in an attempt to break into the trailer.
Unable to get in through the door, Gary Zimmers broke a window and started feeling around inside and was able to grab Green’s daughter and pull her out.…
The Wisconsin college gymnast was found dead inside a dumbwaiter at the at the WingDam Saloon and Grill where she worked as a waitress.
A co-worker on the first floor opened the dumbwaiter expecting to find dirty dishes from a second floor banquet, but found Baures’ dead body instead.
Now that the autopsy report has been released we know that a crime was not committed, which is a good thing, but I still have no idea how she managed to get herself killed.
You can read the full report here, but here’s the part regarding how she died:
“Based on the autopsy results, FCPD believes that Brooke’s head was located almost entirely inside the cab of the elevator canted slightly to her right as the cab descended. When the roof of the cab passed the sill of the second floor access, Brooke sustained fatal crushing injuries to her brainstem and cerebellum.…
MANATEE, FL – Heidi Creamer was arrested Sunday after she got into a fight with her twin sister over a vibrator and her boyfriend.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, a verbal argument between the 48-year-old and her twin sister began inside the apartment the siblings shared with Creamer’s boyfriend. According to reports, the two were arguing over Creamer’s boyfriend and a vibrator and quickly turned physical when Creamer punched her sister in the face.
After Creamer’s sister fell to the floor, she continued to punch, scratch and pull her twin sister’s hair. She stopped after a few minutes and began grabbing her personal belongings and stacking them outside the apartment. During one of these trips, Creamer’s sister shut the door and locked her out before going out to the balcony and screaming for neighbors to call police.
When a deputy arrived, he noted the victim on the balcony with blood on her face and Creamer banging on the front door of the apartment, screaming obscenities and yelling at the officer.…
If you didn’t notice anything strange about that paragraph you might be 24-year-old Li Zhenghua of Guangdong Province who, shortly after giving birth to a healthy baby boy, was caught by a horrified nurse the next day eating his hands in her hospital room.
Weeks previously the pregnant Li was kicked out of her home by her mother-in-law after becoming unable to deal with her escalating strange behavior and presumed mental illness. She lived on the streets for weeks before she was found in labor and transported to the hospital for the birth.
Nurse Liu Tianlun alerted other staff upon finding the peckish mother treating her newborn son like the last Slim Jim in sight. After being unable to stop Zhenghua from biting the baby, hospital staff had insert something in her mouth to stop her from closing her teeth on the baby’s arm, and then pried her jaws apart
“It was really shocking, the arm was badly damaged and suffered not only heavy bruising but bleeding as a result of the bite,” said a hospital spokesperson.…