In The Mean Time...
DALLAS, TX – Thomas Johnson, a former Texas A&M football player, has been accused of hacking a random jogger to death with a machete “because he was angry about his living conditions.”
Police say Johnson has admitted to the slaying, which was witnessed by a passing cyclist who said he saw Johnson deal six or seven blows with a machete.
“As I get closer and closer I could tell it was a machete and there are repeated blows that are occurring. As I get closer, I could see what’s being hit is a person, lying face down on the ground,” the witness said. “It was apparent to me by the time I got close that there was nothing that could be done for the person.”
The witness said he heard the killer call out to him as he passed the horrific scene, but he wasn’t about to stick around to see what he wanted.
“I heard a little bit of a yell from behind. I assume it was the guy with the machete yelling to stop,” he said.…
Police have arrested 31-year-old Leigh Felten after she allegedly sold some sexually explicit breast-feeding videos that featured her 18-month-old son.
Tallahassee police were alerted to Felten after a woman in Wisconsin called them to report her husband had purchased seven disturbing videos from Felten that involved her breast-feeding her toddler.
According to the affidavit, the videos depict Felten and her toddler in the nude while Felton was “rubbing oil on herself and the child.” At one point, Felton’s “vagina and the child’s penis appear to be in contact with one another.” In another video, Felten “rubs her breasts back and forth across the child’s face.”
Investigators found Felten’s YouTube and Google+ accounts with a post that read, “New unlisted vids for a donation. Please support a single mommy.” When investigators searched Felten’s home, they found similar videos on a laptop.…
According to reports, Alt was sending the homemade child porn to a U.S. Marine stationed in Southern California, and got busted after investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found the material.
After being taken into custody during a traffic stop, Alt would admit to creating and sending the sexually explicit images to the Marine in exchange for cash and gifts.
Investigators said Alt was also prostituting via Craigslist and that these sexual encounters often occurred while her children were present. Police do not believe Alt’s husband was aware of her activities and was allowed to take custody of their children.
Alt, named 2014 Mrs. Orange County, is now in the Central Women’s Jail in Santa Ana in lieu of $100,000 bail. She’s facing charges of producing and distributing child pornography, and lascivious conduct with a child.
Officials said Alt worked with children at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so there may be more victims.…
Police say a shoplifter was leaving Home Depot around 2 p.m. Tuesday and was followed by the store’s loss prevention employee.
As they tried to stop him, the suspect got into an SUV and sped out of the parking lot.
This was noticed by another Home Depot customer who was in the parking lot and had a concealed weapons permit. She decided to intervene and fired shots at the fleeing SUV, possibly blowing out one of the vehicle’s tires in the process.
The suspect got away and police are now on the lookout for the person who shoplifted from the Home Depot, as well as the person who was driving the getaway vehicle.
But the real story here isn’t the fact that someone shoplifted from Home Depot, but rather someone decided that this was a life or death situation and shot at the goddamn car.…
LOS ANGELES, CA — Matthew Warner, 30, was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the sexual assault and murder of his 19-day-old daughter.
On January 23, Warner was at home watching his infant daughter, Ellorah Warner, while his wife was at work. Later that evening, he would tell police that his daughter was missing and had been kidnapped.
Before a search for the baby began, neighbors told investigators that they saw Warner carrying a bundle away from the couple’s home. Around 50 personnel surrounding sheriff’s stations, as well as search-and-rescue crews and air units started searching for the girl.
The following morning, Warner would lead police to a truck parked in a parking lot located a half-mile from the couple’s home. Hidden inside the cab of the truck was the dead body of Ellorah, wrapped up in towels and bags.
At first it was reported that the baby had been drowned, but it was later reported she had been beaten to death. Warner was arrested and charged with the murder of his daughter.…
Just a few hours before the first band were to take the stage, a passerby called 911 after finding Carey’s body lying face-down near the intersection of John F. Kennedy and Chain of Lake drives.
Responding paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. An official cause of death has not been reported, but police did say she suffered blunt force trauma to her head and that they are treating her death as a homicide.
Carey, a resident of Quebec, was on her first solo backpacking trip. The first leg of the trip had her first visiting the United States before she eventually made her way to Europe.
Police have not said whether Carey attended the 15th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, nor have they released any information about how she got to the park or who she may have been with.…
Seven male and female friends from Hays High School were having a sleepover when Hernandez and another teen began wrestling at around 1:27 a.m. Sunday.
At one point Hernandez was put in a choke hold and was told to tap out. He didn’t, and by time the teen released Hernandez from the neck restraint Hernandez was already unconscious.
When the teens saw that Hernandez had stopped breathing and his lips were turning blue, they woke up the adults in the house and called 911.
Paramedics arrived at the home where one of the adults was performing CPR on the teen. Hernandez was taken to Seton Medical Center Hays where he was pronounced dead an hour later.
San Marcos police spokesperson Kristi Wyatt says Hernandez’ death has been ruled accidental and that charges are unlikely to be filed against the other teen.
Yesterday, family and friends gathered at a park where they released balloons in memory of Hernandez and left messages on the teen’s car.…
ROCK HILL, SC – I’m all for public shaming, but a good example of shaming going too far happened in South Carolina where a mother shaved her young son’s head, dressed him in a tutu, then paraded him in a Walmart.
Police were called to the Walmart Sunday night after people witnessed the woman walking her 10-year-old son around the store.
According to the police report, the boy was dressed in a tutu, women’s boots, a women’s undergarment and a T-shirt with permanent marker writing underneath.
She had also shaved her son’s head “in an unusual manner, bald on top with a patch of hair on the front of his head” and written the word “BAD” written in permanent marker on the back of his head.
The mother explained that she was punishing her son for “fighting and making homophobic remarks in school.” She said that her son has been having behavioral issues and that corporal punishment had proven to be ineffective. She felt embarrassing the ever-living shit out of him would be more effective.…
WHITE PINE, TN — Police have an 11-year-old boy in custody after they say he shot an 11-year-old neighbor with his father’s shotgun after an argument over a puppy.
According to reports, police responding to a shooting call at a trailer park found McKayla Dyer on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the chest. She would be rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Witnesses told police that the shooter was Dyer’s next-door-neighbor, an 11-year-old boy, who used his father’s 12-gauge shotgun from inside his home.
The fifth-grader was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in juvenile court. A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday and a judge will later determine if the boy will be charged as an adult.
Police have not releases a motive, but neighbors say that Dyer and the boy had been arguing about a puppy moments before the shooting occurred.
“Wanting to see a puppy, the little girl laughed and told him no…and that was it,” said neighbor Chasity Arwood.
Sheriff Bud McCoig said the shooting happened in a neighborhood where all the children know and play together.…
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Last month we had a man who ripped out his girlfriend’s intestines after she called out another man’s name during sex. Now we have a woman in Florida who repeatedly stabbed her husband after he called out another woman’s name during sex.
According to police, 39-year-old Christina Balazi and her husband of 10 years were having sex when he uttered another woman’s name.
Balazi became so enraged over the slight that she allegedly pulled a sheet over her husband’s head, straddled him and then stabbed him in the chest and neck at least seven times with a kitchen knife.
Her husband said after feeling sharp pains in his chest, neck and head, he removed the sheet and saw his wife straddling him while holding the knife. He told police he was able to get the knife away from her and run outside.
According to the police report, Balazi ran after him yelling “I’m tired of this!” before she got into her car and fled the scene.…
SEATTLE, WA – Alicia Goemaat is facing murder charges after police say she kicked her boyfriend’s 17-month-old son to death.
According to reports, 26-year-old Goemaat was watching her toddler son along with Drue Lehto, the 17-month-old son of her boyfriend.
The toddlers got into an argument over a toy and, according to Goemaat’s own admission, she kicked Drue in the stomach. After the boy fell down, she kicked him again, causing fatal abdominal injuries.
One week before Drue was kicked to death, he was taken to Seattle Children’s Hospital to treat “bruises and scratches that did not appear to be normal for a toddler.”
According to the police report, Goemaat is a drug addict who would often scream at Drue. Friends of the couple also said Goematt “would become extremely agitated when the victim cried and would physically punish him by spanking him or ‘flicking’ him on his body when he cried.”
Goemaat’s ex-boyfriend said he was shocked at the news, stating he never saw Goemaat act aggressive towards his kids.…
ROSEBURG, OR – Police have confirmed at least 15 people have been killed after someone opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.
County commissioner Chris Boice, at least 15 to 20 people were shot injured in the mass shooting before the shooter was “brought down.” The only other information released about the shooter is that they are in custody.
A school official told reporters that shots were fired at Snyder Hall and that the school was immediately put on lock-down. Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, along with local police and emergency crews, are now at the 100-acre campus.
Students are being searched by authorities before being released from the school. They, along with faculty, are being bused to a nearby fairground where they can be picked up.
Roseburg is a city of about 22,000 people located about 70 miles south of Eugene, Oregon, and some 180 miles south of Portland. Umpqua Community College has a 100-acre campus with about 3,000 full time students and 16,000 part-time students.…
WOODLAND PARK, CO – The Teller County Coroner’s Office has identified the remains found inside an abandoned cabin’s chimney as 18-year-old Joshua Maddux, who disappeared in 2008.
The remains were found last month by workers who were demolishing the cabin that has stood empty for almost 10 years. It took a month, but dental records were used to positively identify the body.
During a press conference announcing the identification, the coroner said there was no sign of foul play or trauma to the body and that it seems as if Maddux voluntarily climbed inside the chimney, probably to gain access to the inside of the cabin..
Maddux ran into serious trouble once he found that the chimney was equipped with a wood-burning stove that prevented him from getting inside the cabin. So, basically, the poor guy got himself stuck in a chimney and then died of dehydration – which can take three to four days.
I can imagine a handful of nightmare ways to die, and standing inside a chimney for days until dying of dehydration is definitely one of them.…
PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL – Heather Phillips, a 40-year-old pre-school teacher, has been charged with having sex with her daughter’s 15-year-old ex-boyfriend.
According to police, the teen went to his parents on Sept. 17 and told them he had been in a sexual relationship with Phillips and that she was pregnant with his baby.
The boy’s parents called police who then started their investigation. The teen told them that he met Phillips when he started dating her 12-year-old daughter earlier this year. He said that during his relationship with her daughter, Phillips would flirt with him and told him he was a “hot kid,” and “wish you were mine.”
The teen said that after he broke up with Phillip’s daughter on June 1, he and Phillips continued to communicate via ooVoo. He said that Phillips picked him up and took him to a park where he had sex with Phillips on a slide.
I’m trying to give the kid the benefit of the doubt with the next bit of info, but he told police he didn’t want to have sex with Phillips but she forced him to.…
SPARTANBURG, SC – Danielle Hughes has been arrested and her two young children removed from her care after she called 911 asking for a priest to come remove the demons from her 5-year-old son.
The 23-year-old called 911 to report that her home was possessed by demons, claiming pictures were falling off the walls and a shadow was standing over her shoulder. She also wanted a priest to exorcise demons she felt were possessing her son.
When police arrived at the woman’s trailer, they found a house that needed a maid more than it needed any type of religious rituals. Deputies say the house was filthy and filled with trash and dead roaches.
The bedroom was full of dirty diapers, trash, and milk bottles half-full of spoiled milk. The refrigerator in the kitchen was full of molded food and a swarm of gnats came out of it when it was opened. Even worse, Hugh’s baby girl was covered in bug bites.
The baby and her 5-year-old brother were removed from the home and placed into protective custody.…
NORRISTOWN, PA – A horrific case of child abuse is being reported out of Pennsylvania, where a man has been accused of beating his girlfriend’s 4-year-old autistic son and forcibly pulling out three of the boy’s teeth.
Police were notified in July, when the boy’s mother brought him to police with “severe facial and dental injuries” and handed them a bag that contained three of the boy’s teeth.
“The teeth were bloody but intact, from the tooth through the top of the root,” authorities said in a statement.
According to the woman, she had left her son with her live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Nicholas Kernechel, while she went out with friends for a couple of hours. The following morning she found her son in his room “asleep on the floor, lying on top of dried blood.”
She found her son was missing three upper teeth, had an extremely swollen upper lip, a bloody upper gum line and bruises all over his face. The boy told his mother that Kernechel was responsible for his injuries and that he was not nice.…
According to reports, Drummer had been inside the CVS looking for cigarettes and mumbling to herself. After leaving the store, she waited outside for the 27-year-old victim to walk out and then plunged a 8 to 10-inch butcher knife in the victim’s head.
“You lucky I didn’t scalp you,” Drummer allegedly told the woman after she fell to the ground.
The victim was assisted by her boyfriend and CVS employees before being taken to the hospital. She was later released after three staples were used to close a one-inch stab wound on the top of her head that went into her skull.
After stabbing the victim, Drummer walked across to a bus stop across the street and was still waiting when police arrived. “She was rambling on and said ‘Just take me to jail, take me to jail for what I did,'” West Hartford Police Lt.…
A contractor who arrived at Zuluaga’s home Tuesday morning is the one who called 911 after finding the woman dead inside.
He said that when no one answered the door for him he went under home’s crawlspace to start working and found Zuluaga’s son hiding under the house.
After telling the boy to leave so he could start working he noticed blood dripping from above, through the floorboards. That’s when the contractor went inside the home and found Zuluaga dead from multiple stab wounds to the torso.
Police would take the teen into custody a few hours later after he was found walking near a highway. According to Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis, the teen admitted to killing his mother the night before and then going to sleep.
“When the contractor came it startled him because apparently he did not realize a contractor was coming,” said Loftis.…