HOUSTON, TX – A woman in Houston has arrested on child abuse charges after police say she repeatedly inflicted injuries on her six-year-old son, even burning the boy’s tongue with a hot spoon.
Police were notified after the boy was taken to the hospital with a possible broken arm. Nurses noted the boy had numerous injuries, including bruises, lacerations to his scalp, and healing burn wounds on his hand and tongue.
When Child Protective Services interviewed the boy, he told them his mother, 26-year-old Jessica Mungia, had broken his arm and that she’d instructed him to lie about how he received his list of injuries observed by the medical staff.
The scalp injury was from his mom hitting him with a screwdriver. The bruises to his chin and neck were from his mother choking him. His mother would also tie up his arms and legs and his dad would cover his mouth with a sock. The linear mark on his arm was from when his mom cut him with a knife.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Prosecutors say a 51-year-old grandmother strangled and beat her 8-year-old granddaughter to death, marking the end of months of abuse.
Helen Ford has been accused of abusing her 8-year-old granddaughter, Gizzell Ford, for months, ending when cops say she beat and strangled the girl to death. The abuse was so bad, she was found with maggots living in a head wound that had gone untreated.
Cops responded to Ford’s home after receiving a call of a person not breathing. Ford was at the home when they arrived, as was Gizzel’s bed-ridden father. Gizzel was found dead in a bedroom with her father, lying face up with a list of injuries on her body. These injuries included several bruises, burns and cuts – all of which Ford said the girl had done to herself.
On Sunday, prosecutors gave some more details on the supposed self-inflicted injuries. A medical examination showed blunt force trauma to Gizzell’s head that happened so long ago that maggots had hatched in the wound and had moved to the front of her scalp while she was still living.…Continue Reading
Austell, GA – Andrew Pride has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of whipping a toddler’s genitals.
On Wednesday, a jury found Pride guilty of first-degree child cruelty for repeatedly beating the 22-month-old boy who did not want to be potty trained back in August 2012. The whipping to the boy’s genitals caused bleeding and welt marks, prosecutors said.
“This wasn’t an accident. This was malicious,” said Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring. “And it was all because of potty training. Mr. Pride struck a 22-month-old baby in the groin multiple times because he wouldn’t pee in the potty. This man’s actions are the definition of malice.”
It was also revealed during the trial that Pride had allegedly encouraged an older child to say that they were the wone responsible for beating the toddler.
For a man who could whip a kid’s dick and then try to get another kid to take the blame, he got off pretty lucky. He could have gotten 20 years in prison.…Continue Reading
Police and Fire responded were called to the apartment of Anthony Gideika and Jennifer Nelson at approximately 1:45 a.m. Monday and found Chase Gideika was not breathing and had minor bruising around his forehead.
The child was taken to the hospital where doctors found Chase was suffering bruising to his head and genital areas, internal head trauma, a skull fracture and internal bleeding.
Essex Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall said the child’s brain was so damaged and swollen that it “lost all its architecture.” She added that doctors determined Chase had been shaken violently on more than one occasion during the past 48 hours, had been slammed to the ground and had injuries consistent with being kicked or kneed in the genitals.
Police first became suspicious of Gideika after seeing how he was “manhandling” Chase’s twin brother while preparing to go to the hospital.…Continue Reading
SAXONBURG, PA – A 35-year-old man has been accused of dousing his then-girlfriend’s 7-year-old son with a flammable liquid before his 15-year-old son set the boy on fire.
According to the criminal complaint, Edward B. Myers and his 15-year-old, and 11-year-old sons repeatedly shot the boy with pellet-type guns soon after the boy’s mother left the home on May 25.
Myers then threw something from the kitchen stove into the boy’s eyes before dousing the kid’s shirt with nail polish remover when he went to the bathroom to wash his eyes out. He then used his cell phone to film the boy burning after his older son set him on fire.
The boy told police, “None of the Myers called anyone to help him, and ‘it seemed like hours’ before his mother came back and took him to the hospital.”
The boy was taken to the hospital for third-degree burns on his face and chest, as well as welts on his forehead. Myers was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.…Continue Reading
JACINTO CITY, TX - A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his mother to death in her own bed because he was tired of being abused.
Police say 31-year-old Laura Moreno’s teenage son went into some kind of psychotic state and stabbed her to death as she slept in her bed. Afterwards he called his aunt to tell her what he’d done. She arrived at the home shortly after 3 a.m., found Laura dead in her bed, then called 911.
Witnesses told police they saw the teen running from the home screaming shortly before paramedics arrived. He allegedly told family members that he stabbed his mother to death because he was tired of her verbal and physical abuse, particularly when she’d been drinking.
“He just snapped,” said Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala. “And the next thing he observed was that he had stabbed her and was removing the knife.”
Ayala described Laura’s wounds as defensive wounds, saying she was stabbed at least 10 times. …Continue Reading
SPARTA, MI – Police arrested 19-year-old David Steiger after his newborn boy was found with 19 broken bones.
Not a lot of details regarding how police were alerted to Steiger, but he was taken into custody on July 2. Reports state Steiger admitted he pushed his 20-day-old son’s leg until he heard a “pop” sound. According to police, that sound was the baby’s femur and tibia breaking. Steiger also admitted his son fell off the couch while he watching him.
A medical examination would reveal the baby had suffered more abuse than the two instances Steiger admitted to, unless the couch was at the top of a long flight of stairs. The baby was found with a total of 19 broken bones.
Steiger admitted that he, and not his wife, may be to blame for his son’s injuries but can’t say for sure because he “blacked out”. Steiger was officially charged with first degree child abuse on July 5. A neighbor told reporters that there were warning signs in the days before Steiger was arrested.…Continue Reading
WESTWOOD, MA — Police have arrested a woman who they say lost her freakin’ mind and attacked her 9-year-old daughter with a set of electric hedge clippers.
Investigators say 39-year-old Maureen Mullin attacked one of her two daughters inside their home around 5 a.m. Monday. The girl suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries because Mullin’s husband saw what was happening and “interceded in the struggle and prevented further harm from occurring to himself and the two children at the home,” police said.
Mullin was also injured during the attack and was taken to the hospital where she was arraigned in her hospital bed. She is due in court next week where she will face charges of mayhem, attempted murder and assault and battery on a child.
“They are just cute little girls that always seem to be smiling always seem to have good time,” one neighbor said. “What do you hope for in a situation like this? Other than maybe get some answers. But, even once you have the answers what is that really going to do?”
Police Chief Jeffrey Silva stated that violent crimes are not something you see in WWestwood, but pointed out that domestic violence is immune to geography.…Continue Reading
Police were called to the Kmart at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday after someone saw the boy sitting inside the car, with all the windows rolled up, crying. When police arrived, they found the car sitting in direct sunlight and the boy sweating in the backseat holding a towel.
The doors were unlocked so the officers were able to get the boy out of the car. He told the officers that his mom left him in the car while she went shopping and had instructed him to get on the floor and cover up with a towel so no one would see him.
Police found Moore inside the Kmart and brought her back to the parking lot so she could retrieve her identification she said was in a small pink bag inside her car. While retrieving her ID, officers allegedly found a pill bottle that contained a variety of pills
She told them that the pills were Adderall, which was prescribed to her, but that they were just a variety of colors.…Continue Reading
WILLIMANTIC, CT – Carroll Bumgarner-Ramos has been arrested after his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter died from “indescribable atrocities” which included a skull fracture, bite marks, burns, trauma to her genitals and swollen eyes.
The girl’s mother, 26-year-old Kim Lam, had only been living with 29-year-old Ramos for a month when she let Ramos babysit her daughter on June 22 while she went to work. When she returned that night, her daughter had a bruise on her forehead that Ramos claimed was a result of the girl falling off the bed and hitting her head on a heater.
Lam said she that she was suspicious of Ramos’ explanation, but let it go because she didn’t think her boyfriend would harm her daughter. She then let Ramos babysit her daughter again last Thursday. When she returned home from work at around 9 pm, she found her daughter in bed covered with vomit. She was babbling incoherently and her face was swollen.
She told police that Ramos suggested the girl was suffering from Lyme disease, an illness he had once and had similar symptoms.…Continue Reading
WICHITA, KS - A woman got engaged to a man she knew was a registered sex offender, then let him move in with her and her 10-year-old daughter. Surprisingly, he turned out to be great fiancé and a perfect father-figure.
Ok, just fucking with you. He’s been arrested and charged with molesting the young girl.
On Friday, police arrested Walter Tillson III on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child after the girl’s grandmother took the child to a police station to report she had been molested.
She said the little girl used two Barbie dolls to demonstrate what happened and later said Tillson would get in the shower with her and touch her when her mother wasn’t there. The girl later told police that the sexual abuse has been going on for the past seven to eight months.
None of this should have come as a shock, as Tillson was convicted of a raping a child in 2003. He was paroled in 2011, and has been living in Wichita as a registered sex offender ever since.…Continue Reading
PALMETTO, FL – A three-year-old boy died Saturday after basically cooking to death in the car he had been left in while his parents attended a funeral.
Robert Anderson, 29, and Amanda Jo Anderson, 30, took two cars to drop their three children off with a babysitter so they could attend a funeral. Their 4 and 5-year-old were in one of the vehicles, and 3-year-old Kyrese Anderson was in the other.
After dropping off the kids, the pair drove to the funeral in one vehicle, leaving one of them behind – the one that still contained Kyrese. It wasn’t until they returned from the funeral a few hours later and asked about Kyrese that they realized what had happened.
“They get back from the funeral several hours later,” said Dave Bristow with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, “and they ask where the 3-year-old was, and the babysitter said, ‘I thought he was with you?’”
The couple ran to the car that had been sweltering in front of the babysitter’s house for a few hours and found Kyrese inside.…Continue Reading
Missouri – Last December, Jessica Howell’s four-month-old daughter was raped and strangled by her boyfriend. He is currently awaiting trial, but now prosecutors have also charged Jessica after they say she knew her boyfriend was a child predator and even encouraged him to rape her daughter.
I was staying away from this one after posting the story about the 9-month-old who suffered “total destruction” of the vagina, but Jessica deserves to be on the site. Be warned, if you don’t want your day ruined, skip the rest of this article.
Jordan Prince was accused of the rape and murder of Ashlyn Peters on December 3, 2012. He was watching the four-month-old while her mother, Jessica, was sleeping. At some point he became frustrated when she would not stop crying and strangled her to death. Police allege the source of her discomfort was because Prince had sexually assaulted the girl.
It sounds strange to say this, but the strangulation was actually a blessing because the baby was in Hell. Had Ashlynn not been strangled to death, she would have died from the injuries inflicted on her anus. …Continue Reading
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Police arrested a man in a wheelchair after witnesses say he hit a 3-year-old in the head with a hammer while inside an Albuquerque grocery store.
Police and firefighters were responded to a Smith’s grocery store Monday after receiving a call about a 3-year-old boy bleeding from the head. The boy’s stepfather said he heard his wife scream then watched as Clayton Senn hit the boy in the head with a hammer. The stepfather went after Senn, who is confined to a wheelchair, and had to be restrained by witnesses until officers arrived.
“Witnesses say they had to try to restrain the child’s father prior to police arrival because the father was obviously so upset about what happened to his child that he was trying to get at the offender,” said Tasia Martinez with Albuquerque Police.
Witnesses at the scene told police that Senn didn’t just hit the 3-year-old, that he had also chased after two other children, both under the age of 5, but neither of them were hurt. …Continue Reading
FAIRBORN, OH -Kodi Weatherspoon is in jail after he assaulted his wife and somehow scalped their one-month-old baby she was carrying in the process.
On June 5, police were called to an apartment where Weatherspoon had gotten into a physical altercation with his wife while she was holding their infant son. During the assault, Weathersppon managed to rip off a portion of the boy’s scalp, exposing bone. Allegedly, Weatherspoon could be heard on the 9-1-1 call saying “I’m sorry.”
When officers arrived at the residence they found the mother of the child, Shauna Weatherspoon, sitting on the couch with a bleeding facial laceration holding the boy. As she was talking to officers, she pulled back a blanket to show officers that the little boy was missing a portion of his scalp.
Weatherspoon told them she thinks her husband pulled off the baby’s scalp by pulling its hair while he was trying to pull her hair. “The injury provided me with the observation of what appeared to be bone to the head,” the reporting officer wrote in the a report.…Continue Reading
CALEDONIA, WI – Before any of you start thinking this is another “pit bulls are evil” stories, I wrote this one up because it’s a story that seems to be incompetent dog ownership that led to a 15-month-old getting bit in the face by a pit bull.
On June 5th, police responded to a home where a child had been bitten in the face by the family’s pit bull. According to reports, the child had been sitting on the kitchen floor eating a cookie when the pit bull, named Mary Jane, presumably bit the child while trying to get the cookie from the child’s mouth.
The child had to be taken to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin suffering from severe facial tears, puncture wounds and missing teeth. Of course this could have happened to anyone with an animal in the home with young children, but it’s the other details being reported that make this incident so rage inducing and avoidable.
“This particular animal the family took in and they knew it had been abused in the past so they had taken this dog in and they told us that the dog is not friendly towards children,” said Lt.…Continue Reading
FULLERTON, CA — Lester Huffmire and his wife, Petra Huffmire, have been accused of keeping two young female relatives malnourished and locked inside a nasty trailer for years while they played World of Warcraft all day.
It is being alleged that between May 21, 2010, and May 20, 2013, the couple lived in a mobile home at the Satellite Mobile Homes Estate and prevented the two girls, ages 5 and 10, from leaving the trailer for any reason, including attending school.
Police got involved after multiple calls from concerned neighbors. Grace McKee said she called officials more than once to report something weird was going on with her neighbors, the last time was 12 days ago. “I wish I had forced the issue years ago. They sorta said, ‘If you don’t see much, why should we come out?’ That sort of thing,” she said. “I wish I would have really, really insisted.”
Witness McKayla Smith said she briefly saw one of the girls as she stared at her through a window. …Continue Reading
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Well would you look who’s back on Dreamin’ Demon. Some of you may not remember Carrie Waldo, but two years ago she and her husband were charged with felony child endangerment after their infant had seven fingers chewed of by a ferret.
When we last reported on the couple, they told police they were both asleep when their pet ferret started chewing off all of their 4-month-old boy’s fingers. By the time their son’s cries woke them up, he only had three fingers left; two thumbs and a pinkie. According to the couple, the ferret had never been aggressive towards their son before.
It would later be proven that the couple were lying through their teeth and had not even been home at the time of the attack. Phone records and GPS location documents proved the couple were away from their home while their infant screamed bloody murder while feeding the ferret.
The couple’s landlord would also debunk the couple’s claims of the ferret not being aggressive after telling them that four days before this incident, the Waldos wanted to give the ferret away after it had bitten their baby twice, but obviously ended up keeping it.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, KY – Police have arrested 41-year-old Yolanda Pearson after six children walked inside a police station and showed them where she had beat them all with an extension cord.
According to the arrest warrant, Pearson got angry with the children after coming home and finding a washcloth on the floor of the bathroom. She allegedly got an extension cord and used it to whip two 10-year-olds, an 11-year-old, two 12-year-olds and one 14-year-old.
After the punishment, all six of the children walked to a police station together to make a report of abuse, police say. The children were sporting injuries, so police took photographs of visible loop marks on their arms, legs and back.
Pearson is the legal guardian of all the children, some of them telling police Pearson was either their mother, or their aunt. Pearson was arrested and charged with five counts of criminal child abuse, and one count of assault.
Neighbors said the children were only seen outside of the home when they were doing yard work or coming home from school.…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