In The Mean Time...
WASHINGTON, D.C. Police have charged a 33-year-old man with punching his girlfriend’s 4-year-old several times in the abdomen with enough force to lacerate his liver.
According to police, Peter Hendy was watching Kamari Taylor on Monday when the boy rode his scooter into the street. When Hendy reprimanded the boy, Kamari allegedly told Hendy, “I don’t have to listen to you…you’re not my daddy.”
Hendy didn’t like that response, so he punched the boy twice in the abdomen, then let Kamari ride away on his scooter. He then called the boy’s mother several times to say he had to discipline her son for being a smart mouth kid. When the little boy returned home 45 minutes later, he was sweating profusely and shaking with severe bruising to his midsection.
Instead of getting him any help, Hendy put the boy to bed and gave him some water. He then went outside to sell marijuana. When he came back inside an hour later, he found Kamari’s condition had worsened and he now had a “blank look” on his face.…Continue Reading
Clayton, NJ – One of the teenage brothers accused of murdering 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter Wednesday, admitting he alone strangled the girl inside his parents’ home.
Last October, Autumn Pasquele was reported missing after leaving her home on her BMX bicycle and not returning home for curfew. Two days later, her body was found stuffed inside a garbage bin five blocks from her home. She’d been beaten and strangled to death.
Two brothers – 15-year-old Justin Robinson and 17-year-old Donte Robinson – were charged with Autumn’s murder the next day after their mother read a suspicious Facebook post and contacted police.
Authorities said Autumn brought her bike to the boys’ home after Justin Robinson invited her there to work on her bike and exchange parts. Justin admitted to this in court on Wednesday, and admitted to choking the girl to death.
“I lured a girl I knew was Autumn to the house with Facebook messages,” Robinson said in court. “I put my hands around her neck to choke her.…Continue Reading
Dallas, TX – A woman has been arrested after police say she was on Facebook while her best friend’s 3-year-old daughter drowned in a swimming pool a few feet away.
According to the affidavit, 37-year-old Kariasa Thomas took her friend’s four children – ages 7, 6, 5 and 3 years old – to the swimming pool at her apartment complex along with her 16-year-old daughter and legally blind husband.
They arrived at the pool at 7pm, after it had already closed, but decided to stay because other people were still swimming in the pool. Although she was aware 3-year-old Kanyce Giddings could not swim and was not equipped with a flotation device, she allowed the girl to stand on the steps with her feet in the water.
Thomas then put her ass in a reclining chair a few feet away and decided to use her phone to log onto Facebook for 15 minutes instead of watching the girl. She also admitted to playing with her pit bull, Sugar.
A couple hours later, an off-duty police officer working as a security guard came to tell everyone the pool was closed and it was time to get out.…Continue Reading
New York, NY – Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a McDonald’s play area.
According to reports, a man with bandage on his head ahd been lurking near the entrance of the McDonald’s play area for an hour or more when he approached the victim inside the massive jungle gym. With the girl’s mother nearby, the man went down a covered slide with the little girl and while inside, forced her to perform a sex act on him.
The child immediately ran from the playground and told her mother what happened. Horrified, the woman chased after the suspect and was able to grab his shirt before he made his escape across the street. Police say there was a security guard at the restaurant, but he did little to help and never questioned the suspect even though he was seen hanging around the play area.
The suspect is described as being between 18 and 30, with a medium complexion, and was wearing a dark purple short-sleeved shirt and faded black or dark blue jeans. …Continue Reading
Sao Paulo, Brazil – A 13-year-old in Brazil killed his parents, his grandmother and his great-aunt before going to school then returning home to kill himself.
Normally I stay away from crime stories in different countries, but I decided to go ahead and report on this one. Not just because of the crime itself, but also because how the news is trying to associate this with the Amityville murders.
On Tuesday, the parents of Marcelo Pesseghini were found shot to death in their bedroom. Luiz Pesseghini, 40, was found in his bed while 30-year-old Andreia Pesseghini, was found on her knees. Both had been shot in the head with a .40 caliber pistol.
The boy’s grandmother, 65-year-old Benedita de Oliveira Bovo, and great-aunt, 55-year-old Bernadete Oliveira da Silva, were both shot to death in their beds in a different area of the house. Marcelo was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. His father’s police-issue service revolver was found nearby.
Investigators believe Marcelo killed his family members sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning.…Continue Reading
CORYDON, IN – A pair of teens are in custody officially charged with murder and robbery charges after a botched break-in which left an elderly couple brutally murdered.
According to authorities, Austin Scott and Kevin Schuler (both 18) arrived at the home of 57-year-old Asenath “Senie” Arnold and 70-year-old Gary Henderson in the wee hours of the morning last Saturday on a 4-wheeler and entered through an unlocked door.
A friend of the couple first stumbled upon Arnold later on in the morning and notified the police. Upon searching the premises more thoroughly, the police located Henderson in the same bedroom area of the home.
Court records state that both Scott and Schuler confessed to the murders after being arrested on unknown and unrelated charges the same Saturday of the murders. Scott is being held responsible of the stabbing death of Henderson while Schuler is accused of using a “wooden stick with a metal end” to bludgeon Arnold to death.
Items that were stolen included credit cards, firearms, and prescription pills.…Continue Reading
Police were called to a home at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning where an African Rock Python had killed 5-year-old Connor Barthe and his 7-year-old brother, Noah.
Connor and Noah were sleeping over with a friend in the home of snake owner Jean-Claude Savoie, in an apartment above the Reptile Ocean pet store. The snake measured between 11 and 15 feet long and weighed almost 100 pounds. It was initially being reported that the snake had escaped an enclosure in the pet store, but police later revealed the snake was kept in the same apartment the boys were sleeping in a specially built enclosure.
Regardless, then snake climbed into the ceiling, making its way into the ventilation system of the building and into the living room ceiling where the brothers were sleeping. Because of its weight, the snake reportedly fell through the ceiling and landed on the mattress where Conner and and Noah were sleeping, strangling them both at the same time.…Continue Reading
CALDWELL COUNTY, NC – Three men have been arrested for making meth after one of them called 911 claiming he got lost in the woods while searching for paranormal activity.
Police say they received a call Monday night from 39-year-old Sonny Clay Hyatt. He told them he and his friends had been out investigating ghost stories in the woods when they got separated. Hyatt told the dispatch that he was now lost in the woods and needed help getting out.
Deputies ended up using Hyatt’s cell phone signal to track him down, but his story just didn’t sound right. After further questioning, Hyatt admitted that he and his two friends, 38-year-old Thomas Glenn Imler Jr. and 31-year-old Eric John Schmidt, weren’t in the woods looking for spooky ghosts – they were in the woods to make sweet, sweet meth.
Wyatt told them that they had gone into the woods to make meth because they were too afraid to do it in their apartment. The three got into an argument when their cook failed, and his two friends left him in the woods and made it safely back to their apartment.…Continue Reading
TEMPLE, TX – Police went Hansel and Gretel Tuesday morning to nail a murder suspect, following a trail of blood that led them to a man believed to have stabbed his wife to death in their apartment.
Officers were called to the Kensington Apartments in the 400 block of Fryer’s Creek Drive in Temple shortly after midnight Tuesday to investigate a disturbance. When they arrived, they could see Autumn Alaine Reeves, 35, lying in the front room of her apartment, seriously wounded and bleeding.
They forced their way into the home and began performing CPR, but despite their efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey. Reeves’ body has been sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy, but I’m guessing the knife holes are going to figure prominently in the cause of death.
Detectives say their initial investigation suggests that the victim and suspect were involved in a domestic disturbance when things deteriorated into a need for sharp instruments.…Continue Reading
WEST BEND, WI – A West Bend man has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a Walmart parking lot.
Police say Craig Hron, 50, ambushed the woman he used to live with in the parking lot of the Walmart on W. Paradise Drive at around 7 a.m. Sunday, slashing her with a knife as she attempted to get into her car.
“We heard this loud, blood curdling screaming. He was full of rage, just punching away, slamming the door against her, dragging her out, trying to get into the driver’s seat,” said Cody Bauer, one of the victim’s co-workers.
According to police, Bauer tried to step in and stop the attack. He was “punching him in the arm, just trying to get in there,” the Good Samaritan said.
Hron had left his own vehicle parked in the lot of a neighboring business and approached the victim, 45, on foot, knowing where she routinely parked. The victim told investigators that Hron also made threats about harming her son while carrying out the attack.…Continue Reading
The boy had been in the hospital since August 1, the day his father found him inside their home, head-first inside their top-loading washing machine.
The boy’s father told investigators that his wife was shopping and he’d been outside working in the yard when he went inside to check on his son. Inside the laundry room he saw his son’s feet and legs sticking out of the washing machine, his face submerged in water.
When paramedics arrived at the home, they found the boy on the ground next to a washing machine with his father at his side attempting to revive him. The unidentified boy was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on Sunday.
Police are calling the death a tragic accident, but if any criminal charges are filed, it won’t be until after their investigation is complete. “We have taken the washer as evidence. We’re gonna process it forensically and make sure it was working properly,” Lt.…Continue Reading
The explosion woke many people up in the neighborhood, with one neighbor saying it sounded like a high-power rifle was fired right outside his window.
When police arrived at the home of 45-year-old Christopher Dillingham, they found the remains of his dog strewn about the yard, along with household items.
When asked why in the hell did he just blow up his dog, Dillingham informed them he was preparing for the Rapture and that the devil was in the dog. When asked why he was throwing items from inside his home into the yard, he explained that “the souls of demons” were inside the metal objects in the house.
Dillingham, who owns and operates a fireworks stand called Thundershack, said his ex-girlfriend gave him the dog, named Cabella, and “put the devil in it.” So he made a bomb using black powder from fireworks then strapped it around Cabella’s neck before feeding it treats.…Continue Reading
Lila Warwick was discovered in the basement of her home after failing to pick up her 14-year-old granddaughter for vacation Bible school. Autopsy reports showed that Warwick died from multiple stab wounds and strangulation.
Police would eventually arrest three teens – Warwick’s grandson, 17-year-old Robert I. Warwick, 19-year-old Brok Junkermeier, and 16-year-old Devon J. Jenkins. According to prosecutors, Robert Warwick was under the impression that his grandmother had $40,000 in a safe, so he enlisted the help of both Junkermeier and Jenkins in helping him steal it.
According to prosecutors, Jenkins accompanied Junkermeier to the victim’s home early Monday morning. Jenkins waited in the car while Junkermeier made entry into the woman’s home using a garage code he obtained from Robert Warwick. Junkermeier waited in the garage for two hours, ambushing the poor woman as she walked into her garage. He then proceeded to “cut her with a sword-like knife, forcing her to write out a $1,500 check.”
Police say he then attempted to strangle her, but when she wouldn’t die he stabbed her repeatedly before eventually throwing her down the basement stairs.…Continue Reading
GULFPORT, FL — The driver of the school bus accused by some of not doing enough to protect a 13-year-old kid who was getting his ass kicked by three teens will not face any charges.
According to Gulfport police, the bus had left Lealman Intermediate School when three 15-year-olds — Lloyd Khemradj, Julian McKnight and Joshua Reddin — punched and kicked the 13-year-old victim dozens of times, fracturing his hand and robbing him before leaving via the rear emergency door.
The motive behind the beating stems from the victim telling school officials that one of the attackers had tried to sell him pot in the school bathroom two weeks earlier. The three boys are now facing charges of aggravated battery with one of them facing an additional charge of robbery for taking the victim’s cash.
Police initially wanted charges filed against the bus driver, 64-year-old John Moody, for failing to properly help the victim. “There was clearly an opportunity for him to intervene and or check on the welfare of the children or the child in this case and he didn’t make any effort to do so,” said Chief Robert Vincent of Gulfport Police Department.…Continue Reading
LOS ANGELES, CA – One woman is dead and 15 people were injured after the driver of a car sped across a sidewalk and straight into a crowd enjoying the Venice Beach boardwalk.
According to both security video and witness statements, 38-year-old Nathan Campbell parked the black Avenger next to the Cadillac Hotel, twice leaving the car to walk out to the boardwalk before getting back in and accelerating onto the boardwalk, swerving to avoid the yellow poles meant to prevent cars from getting into the area designated for pedestrians-only.
“The driver was out for blood,” a witness said, describing a driver’s attempt to turn the world-famous Venice boardwalk into a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto, running over pedestrians and vendors in a black Dodge Avenger.
The incident was called in to police shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, and witnesses told police and reporters that the driver looked to be in control of the car as it ran people down, intentionally trying to hit those enjoying the boardwalk on a crowded summer afternoon.…Continue Reading
Moab, UT – Think you are having a bad day? Well a cop in Utah has been accused of trying to kill his father after he caught him having sex with his wife.
According to reports, 33-year-old Timothy John “TJ” Brewer, a deputy with the sheriff’s department in Grand County, invited his father, Moab fire chief Wesley “Corky” Brewer, to his home for dinner and drinks.
Sometime in the early morning hours, TJ’s wife, Logan Brewer, said she was going to take one of their children to bed. When that kid came back downstairs, TJ realized he was alone and went upstairs to find the door to his 4-year-old son’s bedroom was locked. When he made entry, he found his wife on top of his father, with “his dad’s dick” inside her.
As you can imagine, poor TJ lost it. He “beat the fuck” out of his old man before leaving the room and coming back with a handgun. Logan told investigators that she heard her husband “rack a round” into the gun’s chamber before he started smacking her around a bit.…Continue Reading
LAKE WORTH, FL – Police have arrested a 26-year-old stripper at the Cheetah Club after they found her two hungry children living in a filthy home with no power and covered in insect bites.
Police responded to the home of Tammy Pierce after they received a call from an unidentified female at the home crying because “she hasn’t eaten in three days.” When police arrived at the home, they found Pierce lying on the floor complaining of stomach pains from drinking too much at the club the night before.
Her two children were walking around the “dirty” home, trying not to step on the cigarette butts that were strewn about the home. They were covered in insect bites and told police they were hungry and had not eaten. The officers noted in their report that the home had no power and that the food in the refrigerator had spoiled.
Firefighters ended up going to a nearby store to get the kids some food, and their Godmother eventually picked them up and took them to her home. …Continue Reading
Baltimore, MD – A grandmother’s attempt to get her grandson to go to sleep by applying methadone to his gums worked a bit too well and now she’s in jail facing murder charges.
On July 4, Towanda Reaves was watching her two grandchildren and put them to bed at around 8pm. She called 911 at 4am the following morning when she found one of the children unresponsive. Despite attempts to revive 17-month-old Aadyn Overton, he was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.
Police initially thought the death was accidental until they received a call from the hospital. Turns out the dead infant’s younger sister was admitted to the hospital later that same day and tested positive for methadone. When questioned, Reaves admitted she’d rubbed methadone on both of the infants’ gums to help them go to sleep.
Reaves was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, first- and second-degree assault, first-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment.
Those who knew Reaves say they are shocked at the allegations, saying that the woman seemed like a doting grandmother.…Continue Reading