WEST CALN TWP, PA – Police have accused man and his girlfriend of hanging the girlfriend’s 3-year-old son by his feet and beating him to death.
On Thursday morning, authorities were called to the trailer of Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait where Tait’s 3-year-old son, Scott McMillan, was found unresponsive and suffering from from bruises, lacerations and puncture wounds all over his body.
Tait admitted to police that the little boy had been beaten to death over a three day period, starting when the boy wouldn’t eat his breakfast. As punishment, the couple used a plethora of homemade tools to torture the boy, including a whip, a curtain rod, and an aluminum strip.
Tait confessed that these devices were used to beat and whip the boy while he was taped to a chair with electrical tape and even hung upside down by his feet.
“He was punched in the face and in the stomach. He was scourged with a homemade whip. He was lashed with a metal rod. He was tied to a chair and beaten.…
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA – A teen mom in Virginia is facing child abuse charges after a picture of her 14-month-old son hanging from a hook was posted on Facebook.
The picture shows the son of 18-year-old Alexis Breeden suspended in the air from a door frame, hanging by his t-shirt that had been attached to a plant hook. The shirt is tight around his neck and the boy is obviously not to happy about the situation.
Some people were so disturbed by the picture that they shared it on the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page hoping that they would investigate. They did, and ended up identifying Breeden, who turned herself in after a felony warrant was issued for her arrest. She’s currently facing a felony child abuse charge.
Breeden recently pleaded guilty to an assault and battery charge against a family member and was ordered by a judge to complete anger management courses and undergo a mental health evaluation.
As you can imagine, a lot of people have chimed in to criticize Breeden, and she later posted a response to those people that read:
“The cops came to my house twice last night and saw that he was fine.…
The 3-month-old died last month after spending two days in the hospital. The medical examiner found the baby had suffered a skull fracture, blunt force trauma to the body, and had biting injuries to his chest, hands, fingers, feet and toes.
Jenkins, 38, initially told police that he accidentally dropped his son on his head while giving him a bath, and that the bite marks found on his son came from the neighbor’s dog biting the boy while he was in a car seat wearing a monkey suit.
But the boy’s mother told police a different story. She said that her husband was initially scared to call 911 after their son was injured, mainly because he had repeatedly bit the boy because he was crying. She said the bites were so severe that blood from the wounds had soaked through the baby’s clothes.
She said Jenkins only called 911 after coming up with the genius “baby in a monkey suit being bitten by neighbor’s dog” story.…
SAINT CHARLES, MO — Police have accused 18-year-old Desiree Cozzoni of giving her child away to a known heroin user so she could live the life of “a normal teenager,” then later called police to falsely claim her child had been kidnapped.
According to reports, Cozzoni and her 16-month-old son moved from place to place, sometimes staying with a heroin user who already lost custody of her two children and lived in motels because she was homeless.
Despite buying heroin daily and using the drug in front of Cozzoni and her her son, Cozzoni signed over custody of her son to the woman on nonlegal documents that I can only imagined looked something like this.
Then, according to court documents, Cozzoni changed her phone number to prevent the woman from being able to contact her. But for some reason, Cozzoni recently had a change of heart. For reasons unknown, she called police to report that her son had been kidnapped by the woman.
After police investigated her claims and found out the whole story, Cozzoni admitted she’d given her son to the woman so that she could go on living the life of “a normal teenager.”
Police charged Cozzoni with two misdemeanor charges of making a false report and endangering the welfare of a child.…
CONWAY, PA – Brittany Ruck, 25, is facing some serious charges after she allegedly pulled her 6-year-old daughter’s hair so hard that she separated the girl’s scalp from her skull.
Police were first alerted to the incident back in August after hospital officials contacted them to report they were treating a young girl for a head injury consistent with violent hair pulling.
“The head injury was described in medical terms as traction,” said Michael Priolo, of the Conway Police Department. “It is a separation between the scalp and skull which creates a void that fills with blood. The blood ended up pulling around the eyes, giving her raccoon eyes.”
When interviewed, the girl said that when she had difficulty counting to 12, her mother “pulled her out of a chair by her hair.” She said that the next day her mother pulled her into a corner by her hair.
Ruck admitted to police that she’d pulled her daughter’s hair on multiple occasions because that’s what her mother used to do to her when she was a young girl.…
HARDWICK, VT – Second degree murder charges have been filed against a disabled teen’s mother and her boyfriend after police say they killed the boy by intentionally putting alcohol in his IV.
On Aug. 22, police responded to the home of Melissa Robitille and Walter Richter after first responders found 13-year-old Isaac Robitille dead inside.
Isaac had multiple medical issues that required caretakers, feeding tubes and IVs just to keep him alive. Robitille wrote on her blog that Isaac had a nervous system disorder and Holoprosencephaly – an anomaly in which the brain doesn’t fully divide into two hemispheres.
According to a comment made by Richter’s on his Facebook page just the other day, Isaac was well cared for and it was just his time to go.
Police disagreed with that assessment, especially after the teen’s autopsy revealed he had a BAC of 0.146, almost twice the legal limit to drive. The medical examiner’s office has ruled the boy’s death a homicide, citing alcohol as the contributing cause.
So how did the alcohol get in the boy?…
TOLEDO, OH – Markeese Cummings, 24, has been charged with punching a one-year-old in the face because she wouldn’t stop crying for her mother.
According to police, Cummings and 20-year-old Simone Day have a relationship that is purely sexual. On Monday, Cummings visited Day at her apartment where she lives with her one-year-old daughter.
Before the two had sex, Day moved her little girl to the child’s own room. After having sex, Cummings took the crying girl from her room while Day took a shower.
Cummings then took the child downstairs with him to get something to drink. When she would not stop crying for her mother, Cummings lost his temper and punched the child in the face with a closed fist “causing serious harm.”
The exact details of the child’s injuries are not being reported, but Cummings was arrested on a charge of felony battery. He was booked into the Lucas County jail where he’s being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.
This latest charge will be a nice addition to Cummings’ collection.…
SELBYVILLE, DE – Police in Delaware have arrested 30-year-old Ashley Tull after her 4-year-old girl went to daycare and started passing out bags of heroin to other children.
Workers at Hickory Tree Child Care Center called police Monday morning after they observed some of the kids with small bags of an unknown substance. The substance was later determined to be heroin.
An investigation would reveal a 4-year-old girl found 249 small bags in the backpack her mother, Ashley Tull, had given her to use after her own backpack was ruined by the family pet that night. The girl believed the small bags contained candy and began distributing them to her friends.
Although the teachers at the center were able to confiscate the bags before any of the children opened them, some were taken to the hospital for precautionary measures.
Police interviewed Tull and then took her into custody. She’s currently charged with maintaining a drug property and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Tull was released after posting $6,000 secured bond.…
SAN DIEGO, CA – Michael Lutts, a 50-year-old pediatric nurse, has been accused of sexually abusing his 6-week-old foster child, then sending photos of the abuse to another man.
According to court documents, Lutts brought the baby boy home on Aug. 4 and almost immediately began texting images of the infant to 34-year-old Stephen Schaffner of Greensboro, Maryland.
Over the next several hours, investigators say Schaffner directed Lutts to perform various sex acts on the infant and send him videos of the abuse.
Lutts honored Schaffner’s requests and sent him multiple images and videos of the sexual abuse, including images of him performing oral sex on the baby and a video of him masturbating while he fondled the infant’s genitals
Investigators say the baby can be heard crying throughout most of the videos, and can be seen still wearing a hospital tag around his leg.
Lutts is currently in custody at the San Diego Metropolitan Correctional Center. Full charges have yet to be filed against him, as more sexual abuse allegations are pending.…
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Here’s an odd abuse case out of Oklahoma where police have accused 49-year-old (!) Geneva Robinson of dressing as a witch named “Nelda” to abuse her 7-year-old granddaughter.
Staff at Griffin Memorial Hospital called police after Robinson brought the girl there and told hospital employees that she was unable to control the girl anymore.
An examination of the child revealed multiple injuries, including infected wounds to her ankles and wrists that indicated the gir had been bound. It was also noted that the girl looked to be malnourished.
When interviewed by a DHS worker, the girl said that Robinson would physically abuse her while dressed as a witch named “Nelda.” She claimed Robinson would put on a green mask, hat and robe before binding her wrists inside the garage and making her sleep on a pair of pants because “she was in trouble.”
The girl also said “Nelda” would hit her with an orange and black whip, and use a pink dog leash underneath her arms to hang her in the middle of the garage so that creatures in the attic could come and get her.…
FULTON COUNTY, GA – Janna Thompson has been indicted on second-degree murder and child cruelty charges after a 3-year-old boy in her daycare accidentally hanged himself while playing on a slide.
On July 9, Thomas Stephens was being watched at Janna’s Daycare, a daycare Thompson ran out of her home. According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Thompson took Stephens and two other toddlers outside to play, leaving two infants and another toddler inside her home.
At some point Janna went back inside to discipline another child.
“While the children were playing, one toddler began misbehaving,” court documents stated. “The Provider took this child inside leaving three children unsupervised on the playground. While inside, the Provider used the restroom, received a phone call and made a phone call.”
After an “undetermined amount of time,” Thompson went back outside and found Stephens laying flat on a slide with a piece of twine wrapped around his neck. The boy wasn’t breathing, so Thompson called 911 and attempted CPR. Unfortunately, Stephens would die in his mother’s arms at the hospital the following day.…
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Vicente Ridon and his wife, Dorma, have been sentenced to life behind bars after being found guilty of crimes related to the production of animal cruelty videos.
Two years ago, someone stumbled across videos of young girls torturing animals. For those of you who are unaware of these types of videos, let me ruin your morning a bit.
The videos this person found are called crush videos, and are created for people who get aroused by watching women crush things with their feet.
The videos often include women simply stepping on food or insects, but can also include women stepping on live animals like kittens, puppies, mice, reptiles, etc.
The videos the Ridons manufactured included crush-type scenes, but they also ramped up the animal abuse to horrific levels while forcing a 12-year-old girl to participate.
Their videos featured:
- a dog getting skinned alive
- rabbits flailing and screaming as their ears were cut off and as they were set on fire
- a dog getting burned with a flat iron
- a monkey and several dogs getting hit in the eyes with the sharp end of a stiletto heel
- puppies getting crushed until they vomited their own internal organs
If you want to get a taste of just how heinous these videos are, then watch the following news report.…
ZWOLLE, LA – Police have not filed any criminal charges after a 19-month-old boy got wedged in his mother’s car window and died of positional asphyxia, although there is a criminal investigation into the child’s death.
Emergency responders were called to a home just before 11 p.m. Saturday, where Robert Lynch was found unresponsive and hanging out of his mother’s car window. The toddler was transferred to the hospital and placed on life support Unfortunately, the boy was pronounced brain dead and removed from life support the next day.
Investigators would later learn that the boy’s mother, 26-year-old Deunka Lynch, had just left a family gathering and had placed her son in the backseat of her car without restraining him. She told investigators that after she parked her car she noticed that the back window was rolling up, trapping her son.
Lynch’s family say this was a tragic accident and is in no way reflective of her parenting skills. “This is just something that happened and as a family we are going to stand together,” said the victim’s grandfather, Danny Lynch.…
ELPASO, TX – Police have arrested US army specialist Dartarious Graham after they say the 20-year-old beat his 2-year-old daughter to death for soiling her diaper.
Graham was at his apartment Saturday with his cousin, 19-year-old Robert Franklin, and his daughter, Peyton Graham when Graham became angry that his daughter had soiled her diaper.
So Graham did what a lot of parents do in that situation; he took the little girl in a bedroom so he could beat the shit out of her with a belt. Franklin observed this beating but instead of stopping it, he walked away while the beating was taking place.
Once he was done, Graham came out of the room with his daughter who proceeded to go limp and unresponsive. Graham called 911 and the girl was transported to the hospital where she would later die. Police were notified when injuries found on the child appeared to be suspicious, and some of them were indicative of past abuse.
After questioning Graham and Franklin, they were arrested and charged with murder.…
TAMPA, FL – Ruby Brown is facing some serious charges after police the 66-year-old failed to take a young boy in her care to the hospital after another boy had set him on fire.
Someone called Crime Stoppers anonymously to report a 7-year-old boy had been taken to Tampa General Hospital suffering from serious burns to his torso.
An officer went to the hospital to verify the story and learned another child had set the boy on fire five days earlier and Brown, the boy’s caregiver, decided not to seek professional medical attention.
In fact, the boy may have never been treated had it not been for employees at the school where the boy normally attends. They’d stopped by his house to find out why he’d missed so many days and were the ones who took him to the hospital.
Brown was arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of child neglect. She was later released on $7,500 bail. The boy remains in the hospital and is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.…
BLACKSTONE, MA — Just two weeks after four children were removed from a vermin-infested home because of suspected abuse or neglect, investigators found the remains of three infants inside the same house.
Police have not charged anyone in relation to the discovery of the bodies, nor have they released the causes of their death. However, they have arrested one of the home’s residents, 31-year-old Erika Murray, on a witness intimidation charge and charges stemming from the living conditions inside the home
“What we know is that we have three infants that have been found deceased at this residence,” Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said. “The house is filled with vermin. We have flies, we have bugs. We have used diapers, in some areas as much as a foot-and-a-half to two feet high.”
Early said officials will be at the now condemned house for the next several days and will continue to search for additional remains.
Two weeks ago, DCF removed a 6-month-old, a 3-year-old, a 10-year-old, and a 13-year-old, from the home after one of the children told a neighbor that the youngest child would not stop crying.…
CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA – Stacey Golden is facing assault charges after she reportedly gave her boyfriend’s 9-year-old grandson a bloody nose at the boy’s bus stop.
According to the criminal complaint, the fifth-grader was crying when he got on the bus with a bloody nose and a black eye. Authorities were called after the boy told the bus driver and school officials that “Golden punched him in the face because she was mad at her boyfriend.”
His statement was corroborated by the driver who reported seeing Golden “outside flailing her arms in an aggressive manner” while she was talking to the boy.
“She struck the boy at least once, if not more, and he sustained some minor injuries,” Chief Barry Kramer said. “Someone lost their temper.”
Police arrested Golden and charged her with simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment. According to reports, the boy lives with his grandfather and Golden, which means things are probably pretty awkward in that house right now.
It’s been a few years since we’ve had an adult beat a kid’s ass at a bus stop.…
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Renata Congleton got herself into a bit of trouble last Friday after the 27-year-old arrived at an elementary school to pick up a child while having a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit.
Staff at Trinity Elementary School say Congleton was extremely intoxicated when she arrived at the school and tried to pick up the child. Police were called to the school but before they got there, Congleton drove off — hitting two cars in the process.
Deputies would find Congleton at home, sitting by her front door. She reportedly swore at them as they tried to question her before kicking and scratching a deputy while being handcuffed.
Congleton was charged with neglect of a child, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer with violence. Her bond was set at $15,000.
I don’t know what’s in the water in Florida, but it seems to make women get their drink on before picking their kids up from school. Congleton is the fourth Florida woman we’ve reported on who’s done this, and wins the award for being the drunkest.…