Memphis, TN Anthony Gulledge is currently behind bars after he was accused of nearly beating his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son to death for eating a piece of cheesecake.
According to reports, Gulledge came home Saturday night and found the boy had eaten the last piece of cheesecake. He then dragged the little boy out of his bedroom by his ankles and whipped him until the boy broke a femur and dislocated a vertebrae.
The boy’s mother, Katrina Johnson, said Gulledge beat her son twice that night. Despite this, police say Johnson did nothing to stop the abuse and didn’t take her son for medical attention until the next day.
When admitted to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, the boy reportedly had bruises all over his body. Police were called and Gulledge was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse, neglect and domestic assault. Gulledge remains held in Shelby County Jail on $210,000 bond and is denying he beat the boy.
Shortly after I posted this, there was an important update. The boy’s mother has now been arrested.…
JACKSONVILLE, FL — Police have arrested 60-year-old Walter Johnson after they say he impregnated a 12-year-old relative.
The girl’s family said they’ve known Johnson for over 40 years and that he lived with the girl’s family in 2011 and 2012, and would also help babysit the girl. Police believe Johnson got the girl pregnant the first week of October 2014.
The family found out the girl was pregnant after a medical test on New Year’s Eve. She revealed Johnson was the father and later told police that he had performed several different sex acts on her.
When Johnson found out the girl was pregnant, he called police and threatened to kill himself. He claimed he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and that he was not taking his medication.
Johnson was taken into custody and has been charged with three counts of sexual battery on a person under 18 years of age. He is being held in lieu of a $1.5 million bond and has denied having any sexual contact with the girl.…
EVANSVILLE, IN – A couple who have no business raising a kid are facing child neglect charges after video was discovered showing the couple telling a one-year-old girl to put a gun in her mouth.
The video was discovered after police were performing a follow up investigation on 19-year-old Michael Barnes. He had been arrested a day earlier after he tried selling a handgun to an undercover officer he met online.
Officers were looking through Barnes’ cell phone when they found video of the baby playing with a gun. You can hear Barnes and the baby’s mother, 22-year-old Toni Wilson, telling the girl to put the gun in her mouth while Barnes tells her to say “bang” several times.
Wilson initially told police the gun was actually an unloaded pellet gun. Evansville police said that’s total bullshit and that the gun was actually a .40 caliber handgun with the magazine removed.
Barnes and Wilson are each facing charges of child neglect and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. Barnes is also facing charges for his botched gun sale.…
CHARLOTTE, NC – Police have charged 17-year-old Daniela Villarreal with the beating death of her 26-day-old son.
Not a lot of details with this one, but Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday they responded to Villarreal’s residence after receiving a call about an unresponsive infant.
They would find Villarreal’s infant son, Luis Miguel Jr., unresponsive. Paramedics rushed the 26-day-old infant to the hospital where he would be pronounced dead. An investigation determined the boy’s death was caused from a physical assault.
Villarreal went to the police station voluntarily later that night talk to police. At the conclusion of the interview, she was taken into custody and charged with murder and felony child abuse. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Villarreal’s seemed excited about having her son, her Facebook page show, sharing ultrasound photos and posing for pictures showing off her pregnancy. In one post Villarreal wrote: “Cant wait til this little Boy comes and Im able to do what i want!!…
MIAMI, FL – Charlotte Wonjah has been arrested after the pregnant 26-year-old was accused of attacking her boyfriend, his 14-year-old daughter, as well as killing the family’s 1-month-old puppy by spiking it head-first into the middle of the street.
The incident happened at the home Wonjah shares with her boyfriend, his 14-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, their two 2-year-old daughter and her 8-year-old son. According to Wonjah’s boyfriend, he called police after Wonjah started physically assaulting him on Tuesday.
“My girlfriend just went ballistic and started hitting me, biting me and punching me and then my 14-year-old daughter tried to intervene, you know to pacify the situation. She punched my daughter and threw her against the wall. That’s when I called the police,” he said.
When police arrived, they noticed Wonjah’s 8-year-old son had bruises and welts in various stages of healing that indicated prior child abuse. She admitted to having anger issues and that on several occasions she beat the boy in the bathroom with a rope and hangers.…
Lakeland, Fl. – An Indiana couple visiting family in central Florida has been arrested after their 22-day-old daughter died from starvation in the car while they were at a Golden Corral.
On December 23, Lakeland police responded to a Golden Corral parking lot where they found 22-day-old Betsey Stephens dead inside a car.
The girl’s parents, 23-year-old Ruby Stephens and 48-year-old Roy Stephens, told police they had driven from Indiana to visit family. After checking into their hotel, the mother said she noticed the baby’s feet were cold so she put a blanket over her.
The couple then took Betsey, along with their two other children, ages 1 and 2, to meet family at a nearby Golden Corral. That’s where the mother said she checked Betsey again and called 911 when she found her unresponsive.
The following day, an autopsy would show Betsey had died from malnutrition through starvation – an extremely painful and prolonged death – and manner of death was homicide.
Betsey only weighed 4-pounds when she died; half the weight of a normal, healthy baby. …
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.…
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.…
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.…
STPETERSBURG, FL – Police have charged 30-year-old Ramona Braswell with felony child abuse after they say she used a stun gun on a 3-year-old boy.
Last weekend, police were called to a a home where a woman said her 3-year-old son was shocked in the arm with a stun gun by Braswell, who also lived in the home.
She told police that she heard her son cry out from another room in the house and found a laughing Braswell standing near him while activating a stun gun. Braswell told the mother she did not touch the boy with it, but marks on the boy’s arm told a different story.
Braswell told police she was only playing with the stun gun and never shocked the boy, but did admit to placing the stun gun’s handle on the boy’s arm.
Police concluded Braswell “intentionally touched (the) 3-year-old in the arm with an electric (stun gun) causing visible injuries” and charged her with one count of felony child abuse. She has since been released from jail after posting $5,000 bond.…
RACINE, WI – On Tuesday, a judge sentenced 25-year-old Jessica Bell to seven years in prison after being found guilty of making child porn that starred herself and her 2-year-old son.
Bell was arrested back in 2013 after her then boyfriend contacted police to report he’d found some videos on Bell’s computer that showed her making her young son perform sex acts on her.
One video was recorded on a cellphone in the shower, while the other was recorded through a laptop camera and featured Bell on a bed watching a pornographic movie. Both videos were recorded in 2012 while Bell was living with her half-brother, Justin Surber.
Bell’s boyfriend also found hundreds of emails between Bell and Surber that made it apparent that Bell and her half-brother had been in a sexual relationship and even discussed Bell sexually abusing her young son.
When questioned, Bell said she only did those things with her son because her brother forced her to do so, even though he was never present when any of the abuse took place.…
Last Tuesday, police responded to a call of an unresponsive baby at the home of Rodriguez-Gonzalez that he shared with his girlfriend, Raymond, and his girlfriend’s two other children.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez was at home watching the children while their mother, Amy Elliot, was at work. She said that on her lunch break she called home and argued with Rodriguez-Gonzalez of his caring for Raymond.
He told her that Raymond had fallen earlier but was in bed asleep. While still on the phone with Elliot, Rodriguez-Gonzalez went to check on Raymond and found him unresponsive. Elliot told him to call 911.
Raymond was rushed to University Medical Center. Rodriguez-Gonzalez told Elliot he would take the other two children to a friend’s house and would meet her at the hospital. Rodriguez-Gonzalez never showed up.
Raymond would end up dying from some serious injuries at the hospital, including bruises to his face and hip, scrapes on the back of his head, a previous rib fracture, and a lacerated liver.…
MEMPHIS, TN – Brian Jones is facing child trafficking charges after a father attacked him with a baseball bat for allegedly pimping out his 12-year-old daughter.
According to police, the girl was being forced into prostitution by 33-year-old Brian Jones, and the girl’s father learned she was at Jones’ apartment.
Armed with a baseball bat, the father confronted Jones and the two got into a struggle because Jones reportedly wouldn’t let the girl go.
Eventually Jones called police himself, reporting that someone was trying to lock him inside a van.
Before responding officers got to the apartments, they were flagged down by the girl’s father who told them Jones was pimping out his daughter and forced her to have sex with several men inside his apartment.
When questioned, Jones admitted he’d allowed someone to bring the girl to his apartment and was aware she was having sex in one of his bedrooms.
Jones was arrested and charged with rape of a child and trafficking. He is being held on a $200,000 bond.…
HENAN PROVINCE, CHINA – I don’t normally post stories out of China because China, but couldn’t pass up the horrific report of a woman getting so mad at her nephew that she used a knife to slice off the toddler’s penis.
Xue Paan, 37, was reportedly sitting on the toilet using her phone to talk with her boyfriend when her 3-year-old nephew, Qiang Qiang, walked in and asked if he could play a game on her phone.
She became so enraged with the boy that she went to the kitchen and grabbed a blunt knife that she used to cut off the little boy’s penis. She then ran out of the house.
The boy’s mother, who had been visiting a neighbor, ran back to the house after hearing Qiang scream and discovered her son in a pool of blood.
“Qiang Qiang had fainted and was lying in a pool of blood. Next to him was a knife and his penis,” she said.
Qiang was rushed to the hospital where doctors were able to reattach his penis, but not without some difficulty.…