In The Mean Time...
After exiting a train in London’s Russell Square underground, Alex Campbell (David Ladd) and Patricia (Sharon Gurney) come across James Manfred OBE (James Cossins), a Ministry of Defense official, lying unconscious on the platform. Even though Alex does not want to get involved, as he thinks the man is just drunk, Patricia convinces him to alert an authority. When the return with a policeman, the body has disappeared. When this case reaches Scotland Yard Inspector Calhoun’s (Donald Pleasance) desk, he uncovers a series of missing people cases who were all last seen in tube station platforms. He also learns that a group of workers, male and female, had become trapped while building London’s subway lines over 80 years ago, the company that employed them abandoning them in their new tomb. Rumors are these trapped workers had resorted to eating their dead and have been living in the darkness among the plague-infested rats all these years. What Inspector Calhoun and the rest of London’s rail riders don’t know is that these are not rumors and one of the last descendants of this rumored cannibalistic clan has found a way out.…Continue Reading
I have yet to create an article on this missing girl as, well, she is just a missing girl no different from any other. The fact that she may have been kidnapped from the hotel she was staying in while her parents left her unattended to go out was not enough for me to warrant writing up anything about the case. If you are living under a rock, check here for all the details you would ever want to know about the case.
However, things took a turn when Portugese detectives now claim Madeleine McCann was not kidnapped at all, but rather specks of her blood on a wall suggest she died in the hotel room. Now, the friends of the McCanns have been placed under police surveillance. Portuguese detectives are to re-interview her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, together with six friends who dined together at a restaurant near the McCanns’ holiday apartment on the night she disappeared.
Diario De Noticias, a respected broadsheet, said Portuguese detectives had known for the past month that Madeleine had died on 3 May, and it said they had “definitively abandoned” the kidnapping theory.…Continue Reading
As a lover of horror movies, in particular, the zombie movie, I have to sit through a lot of dreck in my pursuit to find any good, B-grade zombie films. When you fist here the premise behind this film, a zombie outbreak on a plane, you will either roll your eyes at the stupidity, immediately think Snakes on a Plane cash-in, or both. But if you are a zombie movie lover, you really owe it to yourself to check this movie out. While it is low-budget, the cast and crew hide it well and have created an extremely entertaining, gory movie full of everything you would expect from a film of this title. In other words, it will not let you down.…Continue Reading
Dashon, Terrance, Iofemi
NEWARK, New Jersey - I am sure everyone has been reading about this by now, but I thought I would go ahead and get an article up as the community has surprised me by getting a bit pissed about the murders. Just to get anyone up to speed, here is what happened. Four friends, Terrance Aeriel, 18, Iofemi Hightower, 20, Dashon Harvey, 20 and Aeriel’s 19-year-old sister, Natasha, were all hanging out at a schoolyard drinking and listening to music. They were all about to return Delaware State University this fall. None had criminal records, according to authorities, and relatives and neighbors said they were not involved in drinking, drugs or gangs.
While hanging out, they were joined by several people they did not know. Text messages between the four friends revealed they were uneasy and wanted to leave. Before they were able to do so, the unknown individuals robbed them and then made them get on their knees in front of a wall. At was at this point that they were all shot in the head.…Continue Reading
WEST BEND, Wis. – Donielle Maki, 24, bought 10 hits of LSD that came in the form of Sweet Tarts. When she got home, she put her 2-year-old daughter to bed and then passed out on the couch. When she awoke the next morning, her daughter was holding one of the LSD-laced Sweet Tarts in her hand and said, “I like these, Mommy.” and two of the Sweet Tarts were missing.
The 2-year-old was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital to be treated for accidental ingestion of LSD and was then transferred to Children’s Hospital, where she received intravenous detoxification. Maki faces charges including child abuse, possession with intent to deliver LSD and possession of narcotic drugs. THe child is now with her father.Continue Reading
POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. – Jane Kuria, 47, and her two daughters Isabel Kuria, 19, and Annabell Kuria were found dead Wednesday morning, in what police believe was a triple homicide. Two boys, Jeremy Kuria,8, and another boy who was not identified, were apparently beaten and found unconscious in the home. Neighbors said the woman who lived in the home was a nurse who had moved to the neighborhood about two years ago.
Investigators said there was no sign of forced entry into the home and the home did not appear to have been burglarized or ransacked. Authorities did not have a suspect in custody by Wednesday afternoon and do not suspect the deaths were a murder-suicide.
Now this gets even more interesting…
The murdered family had sought political asylum.
Seems that the mother, Jane Kuria, 46, had fled Kenya in 2001 after the death of her husband and her home was destroyed. According to her political asylum application, the couple was targeted in Kenya because of their opposition to female genital mutilation.…Continue Reading
ST. ALBANS, VT. â€” A 16-year-old high school student found a used needle and syringe by the side of a road and jabbed eight fellow students at at Bellows Free Academy over two days, police and school officials said.
“He just walked up and stabbed me with a needle and said, ‘You now have hepatitis,”‘ said student Ava Staples. “I’m pretty nervous.”
The student will be charged with eight counts of assault, police said and the school will discipline the student, said district Superintendent Marilyn Grunewald.Continue Reading
CINCINNATI, OH – Douglas Lian, 47, died of a massive heart attack and Margaret Leonard, 56, died days later of natural causes. Leonard had multiple sclerosis and could not care for herself, and authorities said she starved to death while Lian laid dead in her hallway.
I guess God felt that Leonard wasn’t punished enough by having MS, but thought a fitting way for her to die would be for her to lie on a couch unable to call out for help, make a phone call, or move…and to stare up at the ceiling for four days while slowly starving to death. What a fucking nightmare.Continue Reading
CINCINNATI - A Delhi Township woman killed her children Tuesday morning in a murder-suicide, police said.
Mary Ann Wittich, upset about her husband leaving the family, drugged her children, Jacob Wittich, 10, and Sydney Wittich, 7, with Benadryl or some other similair substance, painted black X’as over their hearts and then shot them both twice in the chest at point blank range.
John Scott filed for divorce Jan. 24 from Mary Ann Wittich and had recently agreed to share custody of the two younger children. The couple also has two adult children, Kathryn Wittich, 24, and Lindsey Wittich, 20, one of which found the bodies. Mary Ann Wittich volunteered at her parish and was an involved parent. Everyone who knew this family, say they were active with their church and school. They say no one saw anything like this coming.
But the family did. In addition to the suicide note, Wittich also recently told family members of how depressed she was and made suggestions about death.Continue Reading
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Two women were arrested at the Interstate Inn in Blue Springs on Monday afternoon. Lauren M. Gash, 19, was charged with kidnapping and first-degree assault. Alisa D. Betts, 17,was charged with kidnapping. Bond has been set at $750,000 cash only for Gash and $500,000 cash only for Betts.…Continue Reading
Yasmine Burgos (right), 13, and Dennis Burgos Jr., 10,.
Boston – Angela Vasquez, 31, stabbed Yasmine Burgos, 13, and Dennis Burgos Jr., 10, to death and then stabbed herself. Vasquez was arrested at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was taken Sunday night after police found her in her Boston apartment with the children’s bodies.
Friends and neighbors have said that Vasquez threatened suicide during the weekend and that she was distraught after recently leaving her job as an executive assistant at Children’s Hospital.Continue Reading
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â€” Judith Leekin, 62, had adopted eleven children from New York City’s foster care system between 1993 and 1996. She received as much as $2 million in child welfare payments as she starved, bound and abused them. Florida authorities said they located a 19-year-old man Monday who was among the 11 adopted by Leekin but had left the home two years ago. Police say Leekin was still collecting payments from the New York agency for his care.
“He had similar stories, similar scars and marks on his body from his wrists to his ankles where he alleges he was also handcuffed and tied to other people,” Port St. Lucie Police spokesman Robert Vega said Tuesday.
The case started on July 4 when an 18-year-old woman was found wandering in a grocery store in St. Petersburg. The woman told police Leekin had adopted her 13 years ago and abandoned her at the store that day. Eight other children and handicapped adults, ranging in age from 15 to 27, were found in Leekin’s home.…Continue Reading
Hanahan, S.C. – Sametta Heyward, 27, called her ex-boyfriend and told him that she had “killed her babies”. Triniti Campbell, 1, and Shawn Campbell, 4, were found bathed, dressed and wrapped in trash bags underneath Heywards kitchen sink. Heyward, a single mother suspected of leaving her children in a hot car for hours while she was at work on Sunday. Temperatures outside on that day reached 88 degrees.
The medical examiner is trying to nail down did they die of the heat exhaustion in the car or were they possibly technically alive when she put them in the bags. If the children were alive when wrapped in the bags, they would have been unconscious, because the bags werenâ€™t torn or stretched.Continue Reading
As a former tech, I can tell you how tempting it is to browse other people’s files. And Killroy can tell you what it’s like to take some of these files home and play tug-of-war with his grounding strap. We got away with it, but the Geek Squad, Best Buy’s internal PC-Repair outfit, isn’t.
Following a newspaper article featuring whistle-blower Brett Haddock, there looks to now be a wave of dismissals including some Geek Squad supervisors. According to Brett, “They’re testosterone-driven geeks, and they’re going to look around. It’s the male prerogative. The temptation is always there.”
Here’s a run-down of the recent offenses: Hao Kuo Chi, a California agent, used his cell-phone to take a video of a client while on a house call. In May, the Consumerist featured an expose from an anonymous employee who wrote, “If you have any interesting pictures of yourself or others on your computer, then they — will — be — found.” David O’Hare, a former employee admitted that his shop had 50-100 gigabytes of music stolen off of various PC’s that anyone could grab from.…Continue Reading
Should be released Summer 2008, and while the systems haven’t been announced, chances are it will hit all of platforms.Continue Reading
RICHMOND, Va. — NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.
The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines.
he operation was named “Bad Newz Kennels,” according to the indictment, and the dogs were housed, trained and fought at a property owned by Vick in Surry County, Va.
Dogfighting co-defendant flips
One of the co-defendants in the Michael Vick federal dogfighting case pleaded guilty on Monday and pledged to fully cooperate with prosecutors. Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton, Virginia, entered the guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Richmond. He will be sentenced December 14.Continue Reading
The Journal of Adolescent Health has recently published a study of more than 1,200 7th and 8th graders that play violent video games.Â Not only did the study show no link to violence, they found that there might be beneficial effects, such as teaching the kids how to control and regulate emotions.Â They also found that the stereotype of dangerous kids playing alone is not accurate.Â Kids tend to play in small groups, or while interacting with others online.
I think it is obvious that violent videogames are just another way for boys to determine a pecking order.Â It is no different than lion cubs wrestling and biting one another, or our parents playing “war” and their parents playing “cowboys and Indians”.Â How is simulating the shooting of a friend’s avatar worse than the real-life simulation of actually shooting your friend in the head?Â Because that is what we used to do before videogames.
The truth is actually very simple:Â Violent people look for ways to express their violence.Â They hurt animals, they play with firecrackers, they pick on younger/smaller kids, and if someone makes a videogame that lets them blow shit up, they will play with that toy as well.Â Correlational Observations != Causation.…Continue Reading
Brigitte Harris, 26, calling herself “Dark Angel” and “Lady Vengeance”, used emails to lure her stepfather Eric Goodridge, 55, to her third story apartment in Queens. Once there, Harris handcuffed, asphyxiated him and then severed his penis. Revenge for alleged sex abuse when she was a girl.
Harris had left notes in her Rockaways apartment accusing Goodridge of abuse and justifying her crime.
“He wrecked my life,” read one note. “At first, I blamed myself. Now I know it’s not my fault,” another said.
“She planned this – it was premeditated,” a law enforcement source said. “In her mind, it was justified vengeance.”
Police recovered a bloody knife and caught up with Harris after she checked herself into a mental hospital and ranted incoherently about the slaying. So, if the abuse was true, is any of her actions justified? Could an insanity plea be applicable?Continue Reading