In The Mean Time...
NORTH NAPLES, FL – Four years ago we reported on Christopher Serna, the psycho who decapitated his new girlfriend and pinned her nipples to a door. On Friday he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Last year Serna’s defense attorney was talking about using the insanity defense, which is rarely used despite what television and movies will have you believe, and barring the gruesome crime scene photos from being seen by potential jurors.
I guess they changed their mind and figured a plea deal and a half-century behind bars was the best they were ever gonna get for their client.
“This saved the family from having to relive the case and hear again what he did to her,” said Samantha Syoen, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. “In many people’s eyes, this is virtually a life sentence.”
I can sort of understand the family of Suzane Bishop agreeing to the deal and not rehashing the details of Bishop’s murder in court, complete with crime scene photos, as they were pretty horrific.…
On Monday, Bell’s 13 year-old granddaughter opened the freezer and found her dead cat. The girl texted a relative about her gruesome discovery and police were called.
When officers arrived at the home and asked the girl what happened, Bell told officers she had warned her grandchildren that if they didn’t clean their rooms they would lose all their animals.
When they didn’t do as they were instructed, she used a hammer to kill the cat and four kittens as punishment. Afterwards, she placed the cat in the freezer and threw the kittens in the garbage.
Bell was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and is currently in custody at Madison County Jail on $15,000 bond. If convicted, Bell is facing 1 to 3 years in prison.
According to Captain Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, it’s more likely that Bell will just receive probation for her actions.…
According to police, a boy woke up to noises and saw two faces looking through his window early Sunday morning.
Not realizing those faces belonged to two of his friends, the boy fired a shot from a gun he kept in his bedroom, striking Schulte in the head. The other boy was not injured, but Schulte would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to a statement by Billings Police Chief Rich St. John, Schulte and the boy who was with him were spending the night together and decided to pay their friend a visit at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
“It’s a tragedy,” said John. “We have to investigate at this point for what it is, but it’s a tragedy all around.”
No arrests have been made at this time, but investigators are meeting with the county attorney’s office to determine how to proceed.…
MT MORRIS, MI — Police have arrested 30-year-old Michael Porter after authorities claim he waterboarded his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son.
Police were notified after school officials noticed the boy acting differently. When questioned, he told them of the torture technique Porter allegedly employed on him, and the abuse Porter reportedly doled out on his 12-year-old brother.
When questioned by detectives, Porter admitted that on May 12 he’d punished the boy because he’d ripped his backpack. He decided to waterboard him after seeing it performed in a movie.
According to Mt. Morris Police Chief Keith Becker. Porter “tied the 5-year-old’s hands up with a belt down by his sides, put a garment over his head down below his nose, laid him on a footstool on his back and poured water over his throat, face and mouth.”
Detectives also learned Porter allegedly tortured the boy’s 12-year-old brother by tying the older boy’s arms, forcing him to his knees and prodding him in the chest and throat with a knife. The incident lasted for roughly three hours, Becker said.…
According to police, they were called to a local hospital after the girl was brought in with severe burns on both her hands and numerous marks all over her body.
The girl told detectives that Clofer was the person responsible, claiming the woman held her hands over the open flame of a gas stove as punishment for eating a snack without permission.
She also told detectives that the marks on her body came from Clofer beating her with a belt and a metal clothes hanger.
According to the girl, whose relationship to Clofer has not been released, she was not allowed to eat for days, and was handcuffed and tied to the legs of a bed whenever Clofer slept or went to work.
Clofer arrested and charged with 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile, and false imprisonment. She is currently in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on $700,00 bond.…
WHITE CLOUD, MI – Matthew Bradley, 27, has been arrested for concealing the death of his 4-month-old daughter after police found her body hidden in her grandmother’s basement.
The baby, Natallya Rich, was last seen alive Saturday with Bradley when he was to be caring for her while her mother, Brittany Rich, worked. When Rich came home, he told her the baby was sleeping.
He then said Natallya was at a babysitter’s house before claiming she was in the care of his sister, Stephanie Wert. Bradley assured Rich by having his sister cover for him and say that Natallya was with her.
Bradley’s sister claims that he came to her on Tuesday asking her to say she had her because he and Rich were fighting. Wert said that nothing seemed out of the norm with Bradley other than he was a little upset about his relationship issues.
Four days after Natallya went missing, police took Bradley and Rich in for questioning and Bradley finally revealed the location of Natallya – she was dead in her car seat, hidden in a crawlspace in his mother’s basement.…
A family says they watched Falbo purposely drive a riding lawnmower over a mother duck and her 11 duckling, spraying feathers, bones and little beaks into the grass.
“We were horrified,” said Boyd Jentzsch. “I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was totally disgusting.”
Jentzsch, who regularly fed the ducks in his yard, confronted Falbo as he sat on his mower. He claims Falbo was a cartoon villain and ran over the ducklings again while laughing. Only two of the ducklings survived, along with the mother.
Police questioned Falbo a few hours after the incident. He denied intentionally running over the ducklings, stating the lawn’s grass was too high for him to see them.
Noting in their report that the ducks died “cruelly and viciously with extreme intent,” he was arrested and charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $27,000 bail.…
Police say that on Saturday, the 39-year-old killed 24-year-old Cecelia Woods, 3-year-old Keyon Jackson and 2-year-old James Jackson Jr. Afterwards, he contacted people to confess what he had done and his plans to kill himself.
“Just prior to his own death, Jackson Sr. contacted numerous people, confessing that he had killed Woods and the children, and his intention to kill himself,” state police said in a statement. “He also posted a suicide note on the refrigerator door.”
He wasn’t lying, and he made good on his word. When police arrived at the mobile home, they found Jackson hanging by his neck from a dog-lead cable that was attached to a TV antenna just outside the front door.
Inside they would find Woods dead in one bedroom, and the two children dead on a mattress in another bedroom.
A medical examiner would conclude Woods and her two children had all been strangled to death with the same metal dog lead Jackson used to hang himself with.…
RUSSIA – Natalya Pasternak is lucky to be alive after she was mauled by a bear, then rescued after the bear buried her to be eaten later.
I don’t normally post stories out of Russia, but I could not pass up this nightmare of a story – especially since being eaten alive by an animal is one of my biggest fears.
The 55-year-old was hiking with her dog and a friend when a female bear attacked the group. The 4-year-old bear first attacked the dog before turning its attention on Pasternak. Obviously able to run faster than Pasternak, her unarmed friend ran to get help.
The bear continued to maul Pasternak until it thought she was dead. The bear then dragged her nearby where it buried the poor woman under some leaves to eat at a later time.
When wildlife protection officers arrived at the scene, the bear was still there and charged at the group. They responded by shooting and killing the bear. That’s when they noticed Pasternak’s bloody hand sticking out from a pile of leaves.…
DEMOTTE, IN – Alicia Keir has admitted to giving birth to a baby girl on a Carnival cruise then leaving the baby to die underneath her bed.
According to reports, the then 20-year-old woman boarded a Caribbean cruise ship in 2011 to celebrate her friend’s birthday. Unbeknownst to anyone but Keir, she was pregnant.
On the second day of the cruise, Keir gave birth to a baby girl by herself in her stateroom. She claims the full term baby was not moving or making a sound when she wrapped the baby in a towel and placed her underneath the bed.
It wasn’t until the next day, at the port of St. Maarten, that a cleaning crew found the baby dead underneath the bed. A doctor would later determine that the infant was born without any defects or diseases, and had died from exposure and lack of care.
By this time, Keir had already boarded a plane back home. I’m not sure why it has taken so long for this case to reach its conclusion, but I am pretty sure it had a lot to do with where the crime was committed.…
FORT WORTH, TX — Police say they will be charging a 10-year-old boy with felony animal cruelty after he was accused of beating a neighbor’s small dog to death with a stick.
According to police, the boy chased the 15-pound Cavalier mix poodle out of the pet’s backyard, eventually cornering the dog on a porch where he used a stick to beat the small animal to death.
A neighbor told police she say the boy trying to kick two small dogs out from under a truck. When she drove back by, she saw one of the dogs slumped on the porch and the boy walking away while holding a stick.
“Did you hurt that dog?” she asked the boy. “No, it’s sleeping,” he allegedly replied.
An autopsy report would later reveal that “Cookie” had died from a fractured spine and severed spine, the result of many blows to the body. When police talked to the boy and his parents, they said that Cookie attacked their son and he was only defending himself.…
LAYTON, UT – A couple are facing homicide charges following the death of 2-year-old James “JJ” Sieger Jr., the boy who was stomped to death after having feces smeared on his face and being dropped to the floor.
The boy’s mother, 23-year-old Jasmine Bridgeman, and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Joshua Schoenenberger, brought an unresponsive James to the hospital early Saturday. Doctors would immediately notice bruising on his legs, groin, arms and head.
They would also discover the boy had internal bleeding and a perforated colon. Surgeons would end up removing about 10 inches of his colon then place James on life support. Unfortunately, he did not make it.
Police interviewed Bridgeman, who repeatedly lied about what happened to her son. When police explained that her bullshit was not matching up to her son’s injuries, she finally told police what had happened to James that morning.
According to her, Schoenenberger became upset with James when he soiled his diaper. She says after her boyfriend took the boy to the shower to clean him off, she heard screaming and hitting.…
FREDERICK, MD- Brittany Ann Sapp, 23, was charged twice for drugs after a traffic stop; once for it being in her car and once for it being inside in her vagina.
Sapp was pulled over for a traffic violation by a police officer with a K-9 Unit. During the stop, the K-9 detected narcotics inside Sapp’s car. She was arrested for possession of heroin and taken to Fredrick County Adult Detention Center where she was processed.
Fredrick County, who is way ahead of the jails I’ve seen the inside of, used a body scanner in lieu of a cavity search and detected 1.7 grams of heroin in a baggie tucked all up inside Sapp’s coochie.
Sapp was charged with possession of heroin and possession of contraband in a place of confinement. Sapp was later taken to the hospital after showing symptoms of ingesting some of the heroin. She has been released on bail.
This incident would have been a lot cooler if the dog was the one to locate the contraband. …
MECHANICSVILLE, VA – Sarah Schrock was arrested last week after the 56-year-old was accused of putting dead skin shavings from her feet into milk she served to family members.
Last week, Jessica Hurry and Allison Depriest showed up to Schrock’s home for dinner and were served milk to drink. Depriest suddenly began choking and coughed up what looked like dead human skin.
Hurry also began gagging, and a witness found dead skin shavings in the milk after pouring it into a strainer, according to court papers filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Jaime Davis.
Police were called and Hurry would tell them she believed the dead skin was placed in the milk by Schrock. She said Schrock has dry feet because of diabetes, and that she “has trays in her room with the same kind of dead skin shavings that had come off of her feet.”
Shrock was jailed on Wednesday on a food contamination charge and for failure to comply with a peace order that ordered she have no contact with Hurry.…
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Police have accused 23-year-old Jamecka Lewis of severely burning her son and her cousin’s son, both 2, after flinging hot oil during an argument.
According to reports, Lewis got into a fistfight with her cousin’s boyfriend just before 4 a.m. when she did what any logical person would do when there are two young children in the room – she grabbed a frying pan from the stove and tried throwing hot cooking oil on the man.
Instead of hitting the man she was fighting with, Lewis ended up dousing her son and her cousin’s son. While both boys were burned by the cooking oil, the cousin’s son got the worst of it.
According to the complaint, the little boy suffered second-degree burns to the face and body that have caused permanent disfigurement and the potential loss of an eye. Last reports stated the boy is still in the hospital.
Lewis was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first- and second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal weapon possession and child endangerment.…
On Thursday, police received phone calls reporting gunshots coming from Janzen’s home, followed by a loud bang. A SWAT team arrived at the home, beginning a four hour standoff before a fire was started inside the home.
After firefighters put out the blaze, members of the SWAT made entry into the home and found the bodies of Randy Janzen, his wife, Laurel, and their 19-year-old daughter, Emily. The body of his sister, Shelly, was found shot to death at another location.
According to a post made under Rand Janzen’s Facebook account the murder of his daughter was a cure for the migraines that had plagued his daughter since elementary school. He states that “he shot her in the head and now she is migraine free.”
He claims he murdered his wife and sister because it was in their best interest. His wife was killed because “a mother should never hear the news that their baby has died,” and he murdered his sister so she would not have to live with the shame he’d caused.…
JACKSONVILLE, NC – Anthony Young, 37, has been arrested for murdering his 1-year-old daughter by slitting her throat with a steak knife.
Police responded to a 911 call from Young at 5:20 a.m. announcing that he had just murdered his daughter. Police officers would find the still warm body of 1-year-old Ruby-Rayne Young inside a bedroom. Efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful.
Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller noted that Ruby-Rayne died from a single cut to her throat. A kitchen steak knife was found at the home and is believed to be the murder weapon.
“It was very, a bloody scene,” said Miller. “It almost brought me to tears.”
Young was arrested at the scene and taken to Onslow County Jail and is being held on murder charges without bond. A court hearing was held Monday, May 4th, where Young waived his right to make a first appearance during the hearing. No motive has been given for the murder.
Young and the child’s mother, Jewelie Reedy, had shared custody of Ruby-Rayne.…
Police began receiving phone calls regarding a Schwaub-DeVault driving the wrong way down U.S. 127 at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Despite repeated attempts to get her to pull over, she wasn’t arrested until five miles later after running from her vehicle butt nekkid.
“I know when the deputies started to chase the driver, as the driver exited the vehicle, the person was not clothed,” Clare County Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski said.
When police went went to the rest area from where the pursuit originated, they would find Schwaub-DeVault’s husband, 32-year-old Joshua Devault, and their child. Both of them were naked as well.
The couple were both arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and child abuse, while Schwaub-DeVault was also charged with driving under the influence, and a felony charge of running from police.
Investigators still have no idea what happened at the rest area that led to Schwaub-DeVault driving off, or why the entire family was naked.…