In The Mean Time...
Lateekqua Jackson said she went to City Springs Elementary School to pick her son up after school and found the boy crying in an ambulance. Trayvon’s face was bruised and swollen, and he was missing a couple teeth.
His tutor, 25-year-old Timothy Randall Korr, was also there and had blood on his clothes. When she asked him what happened, he told her the boy was injured as he was escorting him to the office for being disruptive in class.
“The teacher told me that he put him over his shoulder, and when he put him down he was bleeding,” Jackson said. “He said he made a mistake. He said, ‘I made a mistake. It was a mistake.'”
But Korr told police a slightly different story. He said as he was carrying Trayvon out of the classroom, he lost his footing, and Trayvon hit himself on the wall.…
Robert Burnette, 19, was arrested earlier this month after police say he caused serious physical injury and head trauma to his 6-week-old son by violently shaking him, slamming him into a bed face first, and shoving his fingers down the baby’s throat.
The baby’s mother, 20-year-old Megan Hendricks, was also arrested because she witnessed the abuse — which occurred between Oct. 18 and Nov. 7 — but did not seek help.
During an interview with police, she said she was afraid of Burnette, but showed no remorse over the condition of her son who she repeatedly referred to as “the kid.” Police say she cried during her interview, but when once the interviewer left the room she immediately stopped and showed only anger and disdain.
Both were originally charged with felony child abuse or neglect, but those charges have been upgraded against Burnette after the baby died on Monday.…
Around 385 people ate at the dinner Thursday, a dinner normally for senior citizens, homeless and others who would be alone for Thanksgiving.
Afterwards, eight members of the same family were admitted into the hospital the following two days displaying signs of a food-borne illness.
Three of the patients have since died, four were treated and released and one is still in the hospital, officials said.
To be clear, there is currently no proof that the Thanksgiving meal is connected to the food-borne illness. The victims all being the members of the same family, along with the number of people who ate the meal and did not get sick, certainly raises questions.
However, Veteran Esidor Alviar ate at the dinner and said he became sick later that night.
“It was a nice dinner, turkey, stuffing, cranberries and coffee,” Alviar said. “About one o’clock in the morning, I had cramps and a terrible stomachache.…
Police were called to Riley Hospital by staff who suspected one of their teenage patients was being abused by his mother, 41-year-old Tiffany Alberts.
According to reports, Albert’s 15-year-old son was being treated for leukemia but was exhibiting several unexplainable infections.
They said several days after his first cancer treatment, he returned to the hospital because he had a fever, diarrhea and vomiting. He spent 18 days in the ICU and doctors determined the infection the teen was experience was the result of bacteria in his blood normally found in feces.
Hospital staff placed a surveillance camera in the boy’s room and after capturing his mother injecting an unknown substance into her son’s IV bag on several occasions, they called police.
When questioned, Alberts said she was just injecting water into the IV to help flush the line because the “medicine that was given to him burned.” After further questioning, she finally admitted that she injected fecal matter into the bag on multiple occasions.…
The incident happened last Friday as a man arrived at 42-year-old Nataliia Karia’s home daycare to drop of his 3-year-old child.
The man said he was greeted by Karia who said she “couldn’t take it anymore.” She said she had “done something bad” and wanted to show him.
The man said he ran past Karia when he heard a child’s cries coming from the basement and found Karia had made a noose out of children’s tights and had hanged a 16-month-old child by their neck from a pipe.
As the man got the baby down and called police, Karia fled the scene in her minivan. After she rear-ended a vehicle, she ran over a man who got out of his vehicle to inspect the damage. She then struck a bicyclist before parking her vehicle and tried jumping off a highway overpass.
Karia was stopped by several passersby and taken into custody.…
Earlier this month, police were called to a home were several children told them they witnessed their mother’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Donald Yearwood, stomp four pit bull puppies to death.
Police were unable to locate Yearwood or the puppies until later that evening, when another group of kids found the puppies inside a dumpster. Three of the puppies were already dead, and the fourth died later.
Detectives learned that police were called to the same home in October, after an adult female pit bull bit a child inside the home. Animal Control took custody of the dog along with six puppies, unaware there were four additional puppies still inside the home.
Investigators would learn that on November 9, Yearwood got upset at the noise the puppies were making while tried to sleep. The children in the home said Yearwood began to kick and stomp on the puppies before throwing them down a flight of stairs.…
At around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, police found 42-year-old Gerardo Ordaz naked and yelling for help in the back lot of the Healdsburg Police Department.
Police found Ordaz naked and carrying his clothed, unresponsive daughter while accompanied by his partially clothed, 9-year-old son.
Medical responders arrived on the scene and attempted CPR on the girl, but she would be pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.
Healdsburg Police Chief Kevin Burke said that based on comments from Ordaz and his son, the girl’s death was not accidental and occurred in the foot-deep water of the St. John’s Catholic Church baptismal pool.
The church leaves its doors open late on Sunday and Burke said they were the only ones there at that time. No motive has been given, but I’m guessing that rascally Jesus fellow told him to do it.
Church officials have declined to comment about the case aside from releasing this brief statement: “Sunday night there was tragedy in the church; a little girl lost her life,” said pastor Sean Rodgers.…
On Monday afternoon, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker was transporting 37 students from Woodmore Elementary School when he lost control of the bus. The buss flipped on to its side and crashed into a tree, splitting it apart.
Five children died at the scene, six were critically injured, six were admitted to the hospital and 20 were treated and released by local hospitals.
What caused the accident is still being investigated, one of the children on the bus said they were going “real fast” before the accident occurred.
“He was going real fast and he hit a garbage bag,” the boy said. “And we then hit a mailbox, then we flipped over and hit a tree real hard.”
Police Chief Fred Fletcher said speed is being investigated ‘very, very strongly’ and that a warrant has been issued to remove the informational box on the school bus and review the video to help determined what happened.…
ASHLAND, OH – According to reports, 26-year-old Brock Martin has ditched his insanity plea and has pleaded guilty to snatching a 6-year-old girl from her bed and raping her in the backyard of her home.
On Aug. 18, 2015, Martin pushed a fan out of a window of a home, reached in and pulled out a six-year-old girl. He was in the middle of raping the girl in the backyard when a resident of the him came out and witnessed what he was doing.
Martin ran into nearby woods and was later captured by an Ashland Police Department K-9 unit.
During an interview with police, Martin admitted he’d been a busy boy and confessed to two unsolved crimes in the area. On August 11, 2015 he broke into a home where a woman woke up and found him standing over her bed. He fled the home when he saw the woman’s husband come home from work.
Martin also admitted that on March 17, 2013 he broke into a home around midnight and sexually assaulted two 13-year-old girls who were having a sleepover.…
At around 2:45 and 3:15 a.m. on Oct 31, a woman driving east on Kings Highway was hit by an SUV driven by 26-year-old Roberto Sibrian.
“After the accident, the suspect forcibly removed the victim from her vehicle and dragged her into a ditch off the roadway where he sexually assaulted her over a two-hour period,” investigators said.
After he was finished, Sibrian fled the scene and the young woman was able to call 911.
Police asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect, releasing a description him, the vehicle he drove off in, as well as a composite sketch and a picture of a shirt Sibrian reportedly left at the scene..
After receiving about 100 leads, investigators were able to track Sibrian down at a construction site in North Carolina and place him in custody.
Sibrian, an illegal immigrant, is being detained in Lee County Jail on charged of rape and aggravated sexual battery.…
It happened Tuesday morning as students were preparing for a physical education class. For reasons unknown at this time, the 16-year-old pulled out a 3-inch blade and began stabbing his classmates.
School staff reportedly boxed in the suspect, who had turned the knife on himself, until officers arrived and tased him before taking him into custody.
None of the victim’s injuries were considered life-threatening and are expected to recover. According to the last update, only four victims remained in the hospital; two in critical but stable condition, while two others are in fair condition.
The suspect has already been released from the hospital and is currently in the Slate Canyon Detention Center.
The student has not been identified and is being described as a straight-A, home-schooled student who has only been at the school since August. He has no record of disciplinary problems and no reports of bullying have been noted.…
On Oct 17th, 44-year-old Reyes broke into the home of his his estranged wife who had recently filed for divorce. The couple married in 2009 and had three children together, but were no longer together.
The woman was able to flee the house with three of her children and her boyfriend, but Reyes took her 2-year-old daughter hostage. Reyes was not the father of the toddler and, over a course of three hours, repeatedly pointed a gun at police as well as the girl.
After negotiations with Reyes failed, an order was given to shoot Reyes in the head if presented with the opportunity. That opportunity came at around 3 a.m. as Reyes came out on a balcony holding the girl with one hand and a gun in the other.
Officer Jason Lawless took aim and shot Reyes in the head, dropping him instantly.…
On Nov 10, a family stepped outside of their home to investigate what their dog was barking at.
That’s when 56-year-old Leonard Trevino emerged from his hiding space under a flight of stairs armed with a handgun.
Trevino, who is a suspect in a child indecency charge involving the family, demanded he be let into the home.
Despite Trevino brandishing a firearm, the mother and son refused to let him in. Trevino said he was going to kill the boy and began beating him in the head with a pipe.
During this assault, the mom maced Trevino and her son managed to get the gun away from Trevino and used it to shoot the man once in the face.
Trevino was taken to the hospital for treatment and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He was initially arrested on a felony charge of indecency with a child by exposure in July of last year, with a trial date set for next month.…
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, 31-year-old Michael Burris was working inside a machine at the Plastic Recycling Inc. early Thursday morning.
Burris was trying to unclog the machine, which grinds plastic bottles and other waste into pellets, when it turned back on with him inside it.
When medics and police arrived at the facility, Burris was found lying face down on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force injuries to his head, body and extremities.
His death has been ruled an accident. The facility has been in operation since 1988 and has no history of safety inspections, violations or safety orders.
RIP, Burris. One can only hope your death was a quick one.
We will now add “ground into pellets by a recycling machine” to our long list of workplace deaths that include drowning in vat of molasses, suffocating inside a cryochamber, being cooked inside an industrial tuna steamer, drowning in cow shit, pinto beans or chocolate, being chewed up inside meat grinders, getting stuck inside industrial dryers, flattened by paper rolling machines, and dying from exploding beer kegs, and multiple instances of being pulled into a wood chipper.…
Mary Gaspar admitted to police that she got angry with her boyfriend, FIU senior tight end Jonnu Smith, for not paying enough attention to her.
The two had been arguing all day and while “feeling extremely emotional and stressed,” she boiled the water and attacked him with it in his dorm. When Smith did not react the way she wanted, she began hitting him.
Smith was taken to the hospital suffering from severe burns to his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm. Not only do these injuries sideline Smith, a prospect in next year’s NFL Draft, they could very well end his promising career.
Smith made the mid-season John Mackey Award watch list in 2014 and 2015, and the pre-season Mackey Award watch list in 2015 and 2016. Early NFL Draft projections have Smith as a late-round pick or un-drafted free agent.…
Police responded to a residence on a domestic disturbance call last month to find 69-year-old Joyce Courson sitting in the hallway in a puddle of blood.
She was suffering from severe cuts and bruises to her face and more on her stomach and chest.
Courson told the officers that her grandson, Brougham, had flew into a rage because she’d taken his beer and wouldn’t tell him where she hid it.
She said he first punched several holes in the walls before shoving her to the floor. That’s when Brougham held her down and repeatedly punched her in the face, then started kicking her.
Another roommate in the house ran out of his room to investigate when he heard the woman yelling for help, but Brougham had already left the home.
Police would find the teen walking near the home and took him into custody. He told police that when he gets upset, “he blacks out in rage and does not remember what he does.”
Initially charged with aggravated battery, Brougham has now been charged with murder after Courson died from her injuries one week later.…
The incident happened Monday morning outside the county courthouse after the 60-year-old woman and her estranged husband had left the nearby Family Law Center.
A bailiff who was in the courtroom with the man and his wife during their divorce hearing said there were no outbursts during the proceeding that would have foreshadowed what happened next.
Surveillance footage showed the woman leaving the building, getting in her car and then positioning it.
As her estranged husband left the building and was crossing the street with his lawyer and a female friend, the woman accelerated towards them and mowed them down in the crosswalk.
As the three victims lay injured in the street, the woman reversed the vehicle and made a point to hit the female victim a second time.
Bystanders tried stopping the woman by breaking the driver-side window, but she sped off. She first tried driving her car off the Benicia Bridge by repeatedly driving into the barrier, but ended up parking the car and jumping off instead.…
At around 1:20 pm yesterday, witnesses saw Melanie Liverpool-Turner arguing with 49-year-old Connie Watton as the stood on the 1 train platform downtown.
Liverpool-Turner then pushed Watton off the platform and on to the subway tracks. Before Watton could get back on to the platform, she was fatally struck by an oncoming subway train.
Police apprehended Liverpool-Turner at the scene and say she admitted to the murder. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker said she looked “proud” as she was being led away by police.
A motive behind Liverpool-Turner’s actions have not been revealed, but police did say the two women did not know each other. They also said that last month Liverpool-Turner had confessed to being responsible for a similar death.
She claimed she had pushed a 19-year-old German exchange student in front of a train on Oct.…