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HALL COUNTY, GA – Three daycare workers have been arrested after an 18-month-old suffered severe burns in their care and was denied medical attention.
When Meagan Seabolt picked up her son from the Discovering Basics daycare center, she noticed her son had what appeared to be a rash on his leg. She was informed that he’d been bitten by a bug and was suffering from some kind of reaction.
Seabolt rushed her son to the hospital when the rash got progressively worse, only to learn he was actually suffering from second- and third-degree burns to his stomach and left leg – likely caused by a hot liquid. The boy was transferred to the Augusta Burn Center where he underwent skin grafts and is now recovering at home.
A police investigation showed the boy was likely burned that morning and went eight hours without any kind of medical treatment aside from one of the workers, 55-year-old Eddye Pittmon, rubbing ointment on the burns. Pittman was arrested last Friday and charged with child cruelty.…Continue Reading
DAVIE, FL – It’s been awhile since we’ve reported on a wood chipper death, but a man was killed yesterday afternoon after being pulled through one.
At around 4:15 p.m., the landscaper was pulled through a wood chipper as he and two co-workers cleared debris in a residential neighborhood. One resident described seeing one of the workers running down the street after the incident.
“He was obviously extremely distraught, yelling and flailing his arms around, screaming to another co-worker at a nearby fence and collapsed against it, his knees buckled,” said Cheryl Appel.
Police were called but there was little they could do as the poor bastard that goes through one of these machines completely, gets to experience “total morselization.”
“I’ve been in police work 20 years. I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Capt. Dale Engle with Davie police. “It was a gruesome scene.” Police have not officially identified the man and ave not released the name of the man’s employer because family members had not yet been notified.…Continue Reading
Gaylord, MI – Christian radio personality John Balyo has been accused of paying to have sex with children after a child pimp was busted by Homeland Security.
Earlier this month, 42-year-old Ronald Moser was arrested after drawing the attention of Homeland Security. Moser was posting child porn involving young boys and posted on an internet site, “looking for people in or around Michigan that r in to kids.”
After a raid on Moser’s home found him living with a 12-year-old boy and being in the possession of child porn, Moser would tell investigators that one of the people “in to kids” was Balyo – the morning host on the Christian radio station WCSG Radio. He told officials that Balyo was a client of his and paid to have sex with young boys.
Using this information, along with evidence found at the scene, Balyo’s home in Caledonia was raided by Michigan State Police, Battle Creek police, and Homeland Security Investigations’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
It has not been revealed what, if anything, was found in the home, but Baylo was arrested on Friday while working at a Christian music festival in Gaylord.…Continue Reading
We first reported on 34-year-old Jennifer Vargas last year after she grabbed her 6-year-old son’s genitals and angrily jerked on them hard enough to rip open his coin purse. To stop his testicles from playing peek-a-boo, she went full Macgyver and used super glue to close the gaping wound.
When the boy’s father returned home and found the boy crying in his bed wearing a pair of underwear full of bloody paper towels, he rushed him to the hospital where doctors treated a nearly two-inch tear to his scrotum.
Vargas eventually admitted she was angry at the boy and “grabbed his scrotum and pulled as hard as she could.” She was arrested and charged with assault causing serious bodily injury. She was looking at 10 years in prison, but she pleaded guilty last Thursday and was only sentenced to two years in prison, with an additional five years of supervised release.…Continue Reading
Nala, a 7-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei, went missing from her home on Saturday. Her owner, Sarah Gossard, had let the dog out of the house but didn’t notice the gate was open. After realizing Nala had gotten out, she spent the entire day looking for her.
Later that same day, a woman found Nala and was attempting to read the tags on the dog’s collar, which contained Sarah’s phone number, when Nala nipped at her hand. The woman was not seriously injured, but called police to report a stray dog.
When officers arrived, Nala was restrained using a dog pole around her neck. That’s when Bolger went full white knight and used a knife to slit the dog’s throat. According to witnesses, the 20 year veteran of the Baltimore police yelled, “I am going to fucking gut this thing,” before doing so.…Continue Reading
TEHACHAPI, CA – Police have charged 34-year-old Stacey Nikkel with child endangerment after her toddler was found in a in a field inside a tipped-over stroller – just days after winning custody of the child.
The 2-year-old girl had been in the custody of a couple who were trying to adopt her, but Nikkel took them court to regain custody. On June 9, a judge said that CPS dropped the ball, and awarded custody back to Nikkel.
This last Sunday, a person found the toddler in a vacant field stuck inside a tipped-over stroller wearing only a t-shirt, shorts and no shoes.. Investigators believe the child was alone in the stroller from about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night until found at about 9 a.m. the next morning.
“My heart just broke for her, because she was sitting here all alone,” said the woman who found the toddler. “She was very dirty, with tears, snots, hair covered in fox-tails.”
Deputies later located and arrested Nikkel and charged her with child endangerment, child abandonment, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.…Continue Reading
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Police have charged 23-year-old Kayla Oxenham with child abuse after they say she branded her two young children so that she could identify them.
According to the police report, Oxenham’s two daughters – ages 5 and 7 – said their mother told them she “forgot how much she loved fire,” before using a lighter to burn a stick. She then used the hot stick to “brand” their arms.
Afterwards, Oxenham told them she did this so that they could have ice cream, and so she could identify them as her children. (o_O) A medical exam would later show at least one of the children had injuries indicative of being burned.
The 7-year-old also told investigators that Oxenham got mad at her little sister for locking a cat in the bathroom so she slammed the girl’s head into a wall several times before kicking her in the side.
Oxenham was interviewed but denied attacking her youngest daughter. She refused to discuss allegations of burning the siblings.
Kayla Oxenham was arrested and charged with felony child abuse and is currently out of jail on $15,000 bond.…Continue Reading
LAS CRUCES, NM – I totally missed this story last week but what the hell – I like it. Gabriel Garcia is facing a slew of serious charges after the woman he allegedly held against her will was able to escape after his pit bull turned on him.
The 26-year-old woman told police she met Garcia at a party where he stole her car keys. He later messaged her via Facebook about returning the keys and the two arranged a time to meet.
Garcia picked the woman up, purchased some alcohol and took her to his home. When the woman asked for her keys and a ride back home, Garcia refused to do either and began making sexual advances towards her. That’s when she called 911.
When Garcia realized she was on the phone with 911, he pushed her down a flight of stairs before siccing his pit bull on the woman. But instead of attacking the woman, the dog attacked Garcia, biting him in the upper arm.
Now extremely angry, Garcia grabbed a hammer and dragged the woman into his bedroom by her hair.…Continue Reading
CHESTERFIELD, VA – Police say 35-year-old Barry Jernigan fatally shot his wife and two kids before killing himself Sunday evening.
Police were first alerted to the family’s home after Barry’s boss called to report that Barry had left him a message “that sounded threatening and possibly suicidal in nature.” Officers heard gunshots as they approached the home, but it was already too late.
Barry’s wife, 30-year-old Renotta Jernigan, and stepdaughter, 9-year-old Alexis Kellas, had both collapsed in the front yard after being shot. Neighbors who’d heard the gunfire were providing first aid to the victims, but Renotta would die on the scene while Alexis would die later at the hospital.
Inside the home, police would find 2-year-old Seth Jernigan had been shot to death as he lay in his crib. As for Barry, he was also found in the home, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “At this point, the investigation indicates that Barry Jernigan shot his son, stepdaughter and wife before turning the gun on himself,” police said in a statement.…Continue Reading
According to police, Ezra was riding in a minivan with four other people at around 4:40 a.m. when the freak accident occurred. The mother of three had been drinking at a party and was sitting on the lap of a front seat passenger. When she began to feel sick and stuck her head out the window to throw up, her head struck a telephone pole.
After the accident, the driver and one of the other passengers fled the scene but were apprehended later. The driver, a man in his 20s, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident.
“You’ve got a 24-year-old child, you’ve raised to be a young adult and has their whole life ahead of them and it’s snuffed out because of a decision that was made and because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Michelle Lyman, who lives near the crash site.…Continue Reading
GROVE CITY, PA — Police have charged 27-year-old Shawn Miller after they say he dragged a 9-year-old boy into a bathroom stall inside a Walmart.
The boy went into the Walmart restroom with his father and 6-year-old brother. After they left the bathroom, the boy was washing his hands when Miller allegedly came up behind him, grabbed him by the waist and dragged him into one of the stalls.
The boy was able to get away, but Miller reportedly grabbed him a second time and began pulling him back into the stall again. He only let the boy go when the boy started screaming for his father.
After running out of the restroom, the boy found his father and told him what had happened. The man was able to find Miller outside of the store, but Miller fled into a nearby wooded area.
Miller was quickly identified and apprehended after police supplied the media with some Walmart surveillance footage. “Walmart has exceptionally good video,” said Lt. Tom Dubovi, of Pennsylvania State Police.…Continue Reading
Here, Now – I’ve read a lot of books since I last posted a Cracked Spine recommendation, but I just haven’t had time to post anything about them aside for some quick blurbs on our Facebook Page or our forums.
One of these books was The Troop, by Nick Cuter. A nasty, effective horror book I posted about awhile back on Facebook. After numerous responses since, from people who say they loved The Troop and never would have heard of it had I not mentioned it, I decided to give it some front page lovin’.
Hopefully this will turn some more of you horror lovers on to this horrific read. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder — shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry — stumbles upon their campsite, Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror.…Continue Reading
PEORIA, IL – Police say Jaason Moore walked into a high school reunion being held inside a crowded sports bar and fatally shot his ex-wife and her new boyfriend before being fatally shot by another patron.
The triple shooting happened at Fifth Quarter Sports Bar and Pizzeria Saturday night where some of the 100 people inside were attending an East Peoria Community High School reunion for the class of 1999.
At around 8 p.m., 40-year-old James Moore walked in and made a beeline towards his wife, 33-year-old Lori Moore, who was at the reunion with her new boyfriend, 36-year-old Lance Griffel.
According to witnesses, Moore calmly walked up to the couple, pulled out a handgun and shot them both in the head. Both Lori and Lance were pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Moore was unable to kill anyone else, if that’s even what he intended, because immediately after he sucker-shot the couple, an off-duty FBI agent inside the bar shot and killed him.
“I think it’s pretty clear in his case the presence of this officer and his ability to take very quick and very decisive action prevented a further tragedy,” East Peoria Police Chief Ganschow said.…Continue Reading
RIVERSIDE, CA – A man was killed by his own daughter after he was struck by her car as he tried stopping her from driving drunk.
Police say 37-year-old Soukvilay Barton was drinking and arguing with family members on Friday when she decided to leave.
Her father, 69-year-old Bounmy Rajsombath, tried to stop her from driving since she had been drinking, but she got into a BMW parked in the garage.
As she backed out of the driveway, her father stood behind the car in an attempt to stop her. Unfortunately, Barton didn’t see her father and hit him with the car as she backed out of the driveway.
Witnesses say that once Barton noticed her father had been injured, she immediately stopped the vehicle, got out and started sobbing. Rajsombatch was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Barton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicle manslaughter. She’s currently being held on $75,000 bail. A review of California court records showed Barton has had multiple traffic violations, including a DUI conviction from 2006.…Continue Reading
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL – Police say Omar Monserrate’s temper landed him behind bars after he beat up a 14-year-old boy for “fooling around” with his 13-year-old daughter.
Monserrate’s daughter snuck out of the house one night earlier this month so she could meet with a boy she’d been chatting with online. She got busted by her mother while trying to sneak back into the house.
According to the arrest affidavit, the girl’s mother and Monserrate went to the boy’s house to confront him. The boy admitted that he had let Monserrate’s daughter in through his bedroom window and that the two had “fooled around.”
Unhappy with this information, police say Monserrate made the boy get into his car, then drove him to a lake where he yelled at the boy, punched him and choked him repeatedly, causing him to lose consciousness.
When he came to, Monserrate dropped the boy off at his home. The boy’s mother took him to the hospital after she returned home and noticed his injuries. He was treated for a swollen lip, nose and eyes, a concussion, a facial contusion, a fractured nose and possible eye injury.…Continue Reading
LOS LUNAS, NM — Police say 27-year-old Julio Iturralde locked his girlfriend out of their hotel room before raping the woman’s 8-month-old daughter.
The couple were staying at a hotel in Los Lunas when the mother, 25-year-old Jasmin Davis, ran outside to get some items from the car. When she tried to re-enter the hotel room, she found the door was locked and heard her baby screaming.
After several minutes, Iturralde opened the door and Davis saw a “tremendous” amount of blood in her baby daughter’s diaper. She told police she wanted to get her baby to a hospital, but Iturralde refused to let her leave the room and he started smoking meth.
It wasn’t until the next morning, after she and Iturralde smoked meth together, that Davis took her baby to University of New Mexico Hospital. According to the complaint, Davis told hospital staff that she though her baby had been injured by a child she watched the day before.
Medical staff ended up calling law enforcement who interviewed Davis.…Continue Reading
FOSTERS, AL – Police say 19-year-old Marissa Williams asked a boy she met on Facebook to kill her aunt and uncle, not realizing the boy was actually her aunt who’d created the profile to spy on her.
According to court records, Williams’ aunt created the fake profile after Williams blocked her on Facebook. The teen did not like the fact that her aunt could see her online activities, activities that included asking random men she met to come to her aunt’s house.
To continue keeping tabs on her niece, the woman created a fake Facebook profile – Tre ‘Topdog’ Ellis – so that she could friend her and see what she was up to online. On the very first day that Williams interacted with Ellis, she asked him to come over and get drunk before offering up her poonani in exchange for a paid cell phone bill.
She later told Ellis she hated her family and wanted him to kidnap her. As the conversations continued, this plan got more detailed and included Ellis shooting her aunt and her aunt’s fiance in the bedroom, then shooting her cousin and the family dog on the way out.…Continue Reading
STLOUIS, MO – A man opened fire on two men during an attempted home invasion leaving one suspect dead and another critically injured.
It happened on Tuesday night when the man’s 17-year-old daughter went outside of her home to retrieve something from a car. That’s when she was approached by two armed men who ordered her back inside her home.
Unfortunately for the two suspects, the teen’s 34-year-old father was visiting the girl and her mother. He was armed and opened fire as soon as the two men pushed the teen through the front door. Turns out, he’s a pretty good shot.
One of the suspects, 31-year-old Terrell Johnson, was shot and died on the living room floor. His partner in crime, 33-year-old Cortez McClinton, was shot in the chest and legs but managed to run away and get to the hospital where he was last listed in critical but stable condition.
He’s probably wishing he’d died, as he’s now been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and armed criminal action in connection with a fatal shooting.…Continue Reading
SUMMITVILLE, TN – Gregory Hale, a 37-year-old Devil worshiper, has been accused of murdering a woman and eating part of her corpse.
Police arrested Hale after receiving a tip that he was looking for help in disposing of a body. The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Lisa Hyder, who police say was killed by Hale on Friday – the same day the two first met.
Hale told investigators he and Hyder were at his parents’ home home talking when he murdered her. How and why he decided to kill Hyder is still unknown, but according to the affidavit, Hale admitted he killed Hyder, then decapitated her corpse, chopped off her hands and feet, and ate parts of her dead body.
Police found evidence that Hale tried burning some of Hyder’s remains in a burn pit on the property, while some remains were found in two plastic buckets. At some point he asked a neighbor to help him dispose of Hyder’s body, but opted to they called police instead.…Continue Reading
Sioux Falls, SD — A 30-year-old woman is facing numerous charges after her boyfriend reportedly caught her cavorting with three very young boys. Boys between the ages of 7 and 10. Um, ick…. they still have cooties at that age!
Police say Anne Doubler’s boyfriend returned home after picking up their 4-year-old son Wednesday evening, to find the woman butt naked while in the company of two 7-year-olds and one 10-year-old. All three boys beat feet out of the apartment shortly after the man of the house arrived.
The boyfriend told police Doubler admitted to having sexual contact with the young ‘ens, and the boys apparently told police the same.
“We don’t know if it necessarily started last night,” said Officer Sam Clemens of the Sioux Falls Police Dept. Thursday, “Or if it’s been going on for some time.”
Police have reason to believe Doubler has had sexual contact with as many as six young boys at one time or another.
She is now behind bars on a $50,000 cash only bond, charged with five counts each of first-degree rape, sexual contact with a child under 16 and sexual exploitation of a minor.…Continue Reading