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In The Mean Time...

Marcelle Thibault Went Nuts

January 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm by  

I totally missed this story.

BOSTON – Marcelle Thibault, 39, of Bellingham, had her twin sister’s children, Kaleigh Lambert, 5, and Shane Lambert, 4, in her car on the way to her house for a sleep over. Witnesses state that Thibault was driving her 2003 Lincoln sedan southbound on I-495 when she turned sharply, drove across the median strip, crossed oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes, and then began driving against traffic in the breakdown lane of the highway. She then took off her clothes, and the children, then carried them into the highway’s oncoming traffic and were struck and killed by two cars. The woman had a brief history of mental illness.…

Howard Keown Has Bad Luck

January 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm by  

This is a sad one, and kind of funny in a tragic way. 61-year-old Howard Koern was not a very happy man it seems. Living in a rented trailer with is sick dog, Pookie, Howard decided he had enough. So he ripped the gas line from his water heater and reportedly laid back and waited for a nice, peaceful death. Unfortunately, something sparked the gas that had filled the trailer and created and explosion that demolished the trailer and threw debris 50 to 100 feet.…

Christopher and Danelle Cowan Are Great Parents

January 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm by  

If you consider tying a 2-year-old up with shoelaces and then beating her for soiling her pants as great.


SAN ANTONIO – This story starts when a couple brought in their 2-year-old for a hair cut. Witnesses noticed a large bruise on the child’s face as well as burn marks on her wrists. They also noticed she was wearing heavy clothing on a day it was not required. When asked about the injuries, the step-mother, 23-year-old Danelle Cowan, stated the girl had been punished for going to the bathroom in her pants. She also remarked that chili had been put in her mouth. When the witnesses told the father, 23-year-old Christopher Cowan, that the child did not look so hot and may need a hospital visit, he stated the child was ‘fine as long as she was walking.’…

Matthew Higa Is A Terrible Babysitter

January 18, 2008 at 10:40 am by  

Honolulu - Matthew Higa, 23, was arrested for the murder of an infant just shy of being 2-years-old. Witnesses watched Higa, dressed in hospital scrubs, sling the boy by one arm over a pedestrian overpass to the busy freeway 30 feet below.

I saw the baby high in the air. I thought it was a doll at first,” a man said. The man held the child in one arm and “tossed it into the air,” he said.

The boy was hit by one or more cars before ending up in the westbound lanes just blocks from the Capitol and the governor’s mansion.…

Michael King Picked Wrong Woman

January 18, 2008 at 9:21 am by  


A woman’s body was found in a shallow grave on Saturday afternoon. A press conference was give Sunday morning declaring that the body found was indeed that of Denise Lee. Holding their infant son, Denise Lee’s husband Nathaniel proclaimed his love for his dead soul mate and thanked the city for it’s support.



Amy Moolic Has Crazy Eyes, Lots of Dogs

January 17, 2008 at 5:07 pm by  

Salem, New Hampshire – Police in New Hampshire are trying to figure out why the hell Amy Moolic, 32, had 22 dogs in her Jeep Cherokee this week. Make that nineteen dogs, and three corpses.

Moolic and another woman were traveling from Maine back home to Massachusetts when they stopped at a Wal-Mart. An off-duty police dispatcher at the store overheard the women talking about some dead dogs in their car and alerted authorities, pointing out Moolic and her companion as they left the Wally World.…

Dayton, Ohio – Two child rapists walked out of jail this week without a trial when investigators determined that the child victims were too young and traumatized to testify on the stand. The abuse allegedly occured in 2007 while the children were visiting their grandmother, who lived nearby.

Ronald Pruiett, 30 (pictured above), and Larry Joe Smith, 47, both have previous records of sex offenses. Pruiett pled guilty in 2005 to gross sexual imposition, and Smith has a 1982 conviction of gross sexual imposition involving a four-year-old child.…

Adam Chavez Sr. Has Really Bad Aim

January 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm by  

Indianapolis – In a stellar display of cerebral prowess and really bad aim, 19 year old Adam Chavez Sr. shot his infant son in the head on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Chavez, he was playing with a 9-millimeter handgun in a bedroom. A bedroom where his one-year-old son, Adam Chavez Junior, was playing. The gun went off either by itself or with help, and baby Adam was hit in the back of the head and the thigh – wounds which police say could have come from a single shot.

Elizabeth McMurray Makes Great Decisions

January 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm by  

TYLER, Texas — Elizabeth Marie McMurray, 21, and Robert Ray Kassube, 46, are accused of placing 9-month-old Joshua Michael McMurray and his 19-month-old brother in a bathtub and then leaving the room on Saturday. The 9-month-old drowned. In addition to manslaughter, McMurray and Kassube were each charged with endangering a child and three counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, police said. This stemmed from the hundreds of different types of pills that was found in the residence, including Xanax and Oxycodone.…

Chrystie Hardy Is A Terrible Mother

January 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm by  

Colorado Springs - Chrystie Marie Hardy, 23, and her boyfriend Mark Alton Friend, 25, were arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder. The couple allegedly caused critical injures to her 4-year-old daughter.…

Charles Corwin Kills Kitten, Starts Shitstorm

January 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm by  

Boulder, CO – Charles Kenneth Corwin, 57, had just gotten his wife Stacy home from the hospital last month when his day went from bad to truly craptastic. Corwin was already stressed, as Stacy Corwin was still in precarious health. He’d set up all the medical equipment and gotten Mrs. Corwin settled in bed when he looked down to find one of the family’s kittens chewing through his wife’s oxygen tubing.

Corwin snapped. He saw that kitten chewing through his wife’s life support and flipped out. Bashing its head against a bookcase “about twelve” times, Corwin then threw the tiny corpse out the cat door of the trailer home and onto a porch. And just at that moment, kids, The Ghost Of Vengeful Kitteh came out to wreak a little havoc in Charles Corwin’s heretofore peaceful trailer park life.…

Filipe Garcia Is A Great Babysitter

January 16, 2008 at 10:21 am by  


Filipe Garcia was charged with felony child abuse after him and his friends videotaped a 3-year-old child smoking marijuana and cigarettes while they were baby-sitting. Through a plea deal, Garcia received probation.…

KINGSPORT, TN - On Saturday morning, Ernest “Jo Jo” Rector, 37, forced his 17-year-old stepdaughter into her bedroom at knifepoint. His wife, the girl’s mother, was sleeping downstairs. He then demanded the girl take off her clothes. The girl was able to wake up her mother who then came downstairs and pulled Rector off of her daughter. The two argued before Rector allegedly used the knife to cut his wife’s throat. He then barricaded himself in a downstairs bedroom. Police arrived and Valeris was taken to the hospital where she was admitted for observation. Rector had a brief standoff with police before finally surrendering. He was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and attempted aggravated rape. His bond was set at $85,000. I may have been a bit hasty with the title, as I know nothing about the mother. Hell, she may take him back ’cause she lubs him. We will see, I guess. It was just refreshing to have a story in which the mother actually seemed to come to her child’s aid.…

Albert Guastafeste Has Gullible Friends

January 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm by  


Paris, Maine – When Albert Guastafeste said “Hey, I wrote ‘gullible’ on the ceiling!” last week, a nice couple from Pennsylvania looked up. Guastafeste, 46, described as a friend of the family, offered to take the couple’s 14-year-old daughter to New York for some modeling opportunities. Being supportive parents who trusted their friend, they said “sure”.

Then, when their daughter didn’t call, and Guastafeste didn’t call, and they realized they hadn’t gotten so much as a hotel name or modeling agency contact, they freaked out.…

Severino Cruz Does Not Watch “Dog Whisperer”

January 15, 2008 at 11:17 am by  

Plainville, Conn. (January 15, 2008) – When his brother’s pet pit bull bit Severino Cruz’ eight-year-old son last Sunday, Cruz found a new and inventive way to attain pack leadership. In a non-Cesar Millan-endorsed training technique, he drilled holes in the dog’s head.

Severino’s brother Enrique Cruz was, you guessed it, babysitting for his nephew Nick. The pit bull, named Baby, managed to escape from a locked cage in the basement and bit the child in the arm. Uncle Enrique called Severino Cruz at work to let him know what had happened. While Nick Cruz was at the hospital being checked out, Severino went to his brother’s home, found Baby back in the cage, and trepanned the heck out of his skull with a power drill.…

Hey, Demetrius Jordan, Nice Shot, Dumbass

January 14, 2008 at 4:50 pm by  

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A group of teenagers were in the woods firing a stolen gun at turtles and other random items when they spied upon 31-year-old Jason Grunenfleder working on an air-conditioning unit. It was at that point Demetrius Jordan, 14, decided to elevate his ranking to Stupid Asshole. Using some railroad tracks to keep him steady, he took aim and fired, hitting Jason.…

Yalines Torres Is One Swingin’ Babysitter

January 14, 2008 at 1:53 pm by  

Hartford, Conn. - Yalines Torres, 25, may have known that you don’t shake a baby, but it never occurred to her you couldn’t swing one. She tried it out on Friday, putting 18-month old Elijah Gasque into a sleeping bag on Friday night and swinging the toddler around over her head. The game came to a thudding halt when Torres let the sleeping bag go and Elijah’s head hit a metal doorframe and broke.…

Edward Oberwise Is A Real Men Of Genius

January 14, 2008 at 12:17 pm by  

TAMPA, FL – Since Edward Oberwise, 37, was so successful in his first attempt to have sex with a 14 and 12-year-old girl that he met on Myspace, he figured he’d hit it again.

The first time he performed oral sex on the 12-year-old and her 14-year-old friend in a grocery store parking lot. The 12-year-old also perform oral sex on Oberwise.

The second time, the cops were waiting for him. The 12-year-old was replaced by a detective dressed like her and he was arrested and charged with ten counts of lewd and lascivious battery.

The real kicker is the “Real Men Of Genius” shirt he was wearing when he had his mugshot taken. Sometimes the funny writes itself.

Detectives believe there could be other victims so they are asking anyone with information to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813)247-8200 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

UPDATE: Oberwise was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years of sex offender probation.

“I just need to say to the court how sorry I am,” Oberwise told the court.…