In The Mean Time...
The couple have fostered and then adopted four girls – ages 7 to 13 – over the last five years, but have had some disciplinary issues with two of the oldest. When no form of punishment seemed to keep the two in line, the couple visited a behavioral health facility.
It was there that the couple described the issues they have been having with the two girls lying and stealing, and the punishments they have doled out in order to correct them. These punishments included making the older girl live in the backyard naked.
“The 13-year-old daughter was put in the backyard in what they call ‘deep prison,’” Peoria police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto said. “She would live in the backyard. She would be forced to wear a diaper or sometimes not even a diaper. They would have bathroom facilities out there that involved a bucket.…Continue Reading
PERRY HALL, MD — A father hit a teacher with a baseball bat after finding the teacher had engaged in some inappropriate texts with his teenage daughter.
Police were firsts contacted by the mother of a 15-year-old student at Perry Hall High School after she discovered a series of text messages between her daughter and a 42-year-old teacher at the school.
When police arrived and checked out the messages, they agreed that the texts seem to show an emotional relationship between the teen and the teacher that seemed inappropriate, but none of it constituted a crime.
Police would return to the home several hours later after receiving a disturbance report. The father of the teen said the teacher showed up at the family’s home wanting to talk. When the teacher refused to leave as he was instructed, the teen’s father hit the teacher with a baseball bat.
The teacher sustained minor injuries but said he did not wish to pursue charges. The names of the teacher and the father are not being released as neither of them have been charged with a crime. …Continue Reading
HOUSTON, TX – Moments after a woman crashed into a tree and died on impact, thieves stole her groceries while her two children were still in vehicle.
Houston police say a 23-year-old woman was driving a Toyota 4-runner in rush hour with her two sons – ages 6 and 4 – in the backseat. She was headed home after attending her younger son’s graduation and making a stop at the grocery store.
For reasons unknown at this time, she lost control of her SUV and collided with another car before crashing head-on into a tree. The woman was not wearing her seat belt and died on impact. Her two sons were wearing their seat belts and were taken to the hospital suffering from broken bones but no life-threatening injuries.
But what makes this story DD worthy is because of what some people on the scene did in the moments immediately after the crash. According to witnesses, thieves took this opportunity to steal groceries from the vehicle while the woman sat dead in the driver’s seat with her kids injured in the backseat.…Continue Reading
GLENDALE, AZ – Police have arrested 31-year-old Sarah Nunley after a 3-year-old boy she was babysitting was found dehydrated and unresponsive underneath a truck in the 100 degree heat.
Police were called to a mobile home park after the child was found unresponsive underneath a truck in the sweltering heat. The officers eventually learned the boy was staying at his aunt’s house a few homes away. Nunley, along with the boy’s grandmother, were watching the boy while his mother was at work.
When police entered Nunley’s home, they found she lived there with her sister, her mother, and her sister’s seven children – ages 1 through 11. Police noted that the home was unsanitary and that there was little food in the home. They also noted that the children slept on a cluttered, dirty floor where knives were within reach.
Nunley first denied having any children, stating all of the children belonged to her sister, but later admitted she lied after one of the kids told the officers that Nunley was her mother.…Continue Reading
APOPKA, FL – Kimberly Honaker, a 48-year-old middle-school teacher, is in more trouble following her arrest on child neglect charges after police say she not only allowed her boyfriend to sexually abuse a 13-year-old girl, but was an active participant.
Police were called by the wife of Honaker’s live-in boyfriend, 58-year-old Robert Pruitt, after she found Facebook messages, texts and emails eluding to having some kind of sexual relationship with the victim. Pruitt moved in with Honaker after his wife kicked him out and, according to police, his old flame allowed Pruitt to continue his sexual relationship with the teen.
This is what lead to Honaker, a sixth-grade teacher at Apopka Middle School, initially being arrested on child neglect charges over the weekend. She was re-arrested on Tuesday after police interviewed Pruitt and he admitted to his sexual relationship with the teen and the fact that Honaker condoned it. Oh, and that Honaker took part in sexually abusing the teen as well.
Honaker has now been charged with lewd or lascivious molestation and use of a child in a sexual performance.…Continue Reading
QUEENS, NY – Joy Morsi, a 39-year-old gym teacher at Grover Cleveland High School, is facing a slew of rape charges after being accused of having a year-long sexual relationship with at least two underage students.
Police say Morsi, a married mother of four children, offered to help a 16-year-old member of the school’s wrestling team lose some weight. This relationship eventually lead to Morsi sending him sexually charged emails and “raunchy selfies”, before taking him into a gym closet and showing the teen her nice tits.
According to prosecutor Taylor Piscionere, the pair then had 20 to 30 more sexual encounters in and out of the school over the next six weeks, including inside the school’s basement and inside her car. This relationship continued for almost a year, ending only a couple of weeks ago after a jealous Morsi flipped out when she found out the teen, now 17, had gotten himself a date to the prom..
A female friend of the teen told her mother about what was happening and that girl’s mother, who works in the school system, informed another education department employee.…Continue Reading
Nathan Stumler has been accused of getting into an accident while driving drunk, then leaving his 7-year-old child crying in the road after he fled the scene.
Officers responding to a report of an intoxicated driver found Stumler’s daughter screaming in the street. They also found Stumler’s still-running vehicle with some fresh damage to the front end.
When officers calmed down the frightened but uninjured girl, she told them that her father had struck something with his vehicle and ran over the curb before parking the car and running away on foot.
She also pointed out the direction her drunk dad had ran, and police were able to locate the 25-year-old a short time later. Police reported that when he was found, Stumler was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and smelled like alcohol.
For his attempt at getting out of a DUI charge, Stumler was taken into custody and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and first-degree wanton endangerment.…Continue Reading
WAUKESHA, WI – Police have charged Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after they lured a 12-year-old classmate into the woods and stabbed her 19 times with a kitchen knife.
Investigators say the two girls had planned the attack for months, all in an attempt to impress Slenderman, a fictional character the girls read about on the horror story website Creepypasta Wiki. One of the suspects told police that in order to be with Slenderman, you had to kill someone.
That someone turned out to be one of their friends, who they invited to a sleepover. They were going to duct tape her mouth while she slept and stab her in the neck, but figured it would be too messy. They then decided to kill her in a bathroom where a floor drain would make cleanup easier.
They opted do neither, and waited to attack the girl the next day while playing hide-in-seek in the woods of a nearby park. “One suspect held the victim down while the other suspect stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs and torso,” Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said.…Continue Reading
COLUMBUS, OH – While guests at a one-year-old’s birthday party sang Happy Birthday to You, 4-year-old Sinaia Moore drowned in the pool.
The party took place Saturday evening at a home where 75 to 100 people were in attendance. Investigators say Moore had been swimming in the in-ground pool while wearing a float vest.
Her family members say they thought the girl went inside or to play on the trampoline after getting out of the pool, but she’d actually gotten back into the pool without wearing any safety gear.
After a crowd of people sang happy birthday to the one-year-old, someone noticed Moore at the bottom of the pool in around 4 feet of water. She was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water and CPR was immediately administered.
Sadly, it wasn’t enough. The girl was rushed to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she would be pronounced dead a short time later.
No charges are expected to be filed as police deem the girl’s death nothing more than a tragic accident.…Continue Reading
Brooklynn, NY – Police say a man randomly stabbed 6-year-old Prince Avitto to death, and seriously inured a 7-year-old girl, as the two children headed out of their apartment building to get ice cream.
According to law enforcement, Avitto and Mikayla Capers were in an elevator in the the Boulevard housing development at around 6 p.m. Sunday when a heavyset African-American man in his 30s began stabbing the children.
He then chased the little girl out of the elevator and to the front of a neighboring building where she collapsed. The attacker was able to flee the scene, leaving a butcher knife behind.
Capers was up and talking after the attack, but “didn’t look so good,” according to a neighbor. She is currently in serious condition at a local hospital. Avitto, who would’ve celebrated his birthday in two weeks, died at the scene. “He was lifeless, just lifeless. I can’t get the image out of my head,” said a resident.
“They were just coming outside to get some ice cream and ices,” said the president of a the tenant’s association.…Continue Reading
NORFOLK, VA — Vincent Parker, 16, has pleaded guilty to brutally murdering his parents with a crowbar after they took away his iPod.
Parker was charged with two counts of murder after his parents, 55-year-old Wayne Parker and 57-year-old Carol Parker, were found murdered in their home on Dec. 19, 2013. He was scheduled to stand trial this week, but pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder on Wednesday.
On the day of the murders, Wayne Parker called 911 to report he and his wife had been attacked by their son. When emergency crews arrived, they found Carol dead upstairs. Wayne was taken to the hospital where he would later die.
Parker would later admit that he’d been angry with his dad and the two had argued over his iPod being taken away as a form of punishment. So the honor-roll student at Norview High School with no criminal history left school early and drove home while his father was at work.
He said he sprayed his mother with pepper-spray before stabbing her in the eye and beating her with a crowbar and a baseball bat “until she stopped breathing.” A medical examiner later identified 25 separate smashes and stabs to Carol’s neck, face and head.…Continue Reading
CALHOUN, GA – Police have charged Andrew Haynes, Fields Chapman and Damon “Avery” Johnson, all 18-years-old, with aggravated sexual battery after an alleged attack on a girl inside a cabin during a post-prom party earlier this month.
Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said the charges stem from an incident that happened earlier this month inside the bedroom of a cabin at the Coosawattee River Resort. It’s being reported that an 18-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the three teens during an “out of control” drinking party attended by as many as 27 people. The victim ended up hospitalized for several hours the next day for “substantial” injuries.
Nicholson said the arrests were made after more than 50 interviews — including someone who witnessed the assault, studying forensic evidence, and enlisting the help of sexual assault experts. He went on to say that they were not able to charge the teens with rape because they’d used a foreign object on the victim.
He declined to elaborate when questioned about this, only stating that what happened to the victim was not “true rape” as outlined by the law.…Continue Reading
In January, Fitzgerald would die hours after taking what turned out to be 25i-NBOMe, a synthetic drug called N-Bomb that we’ve featured on the site before that causes heart failure and bleeding on the brain. The straight-A student was at home with a friend, celebrating the fact that she’d scored a 30 out of 36 on her college readiness testing exam.
At around midnight, while Fitzgerald’s parents were sleeping upstairs, the girls took the drug. The next morning, Fitzgerald’s friend called her mother when she found her friend unresponsive and moaning. Fitzgerald was rushed to the hospital, but it would be too late and she would be pronounced dead shortly after arriving. The autopsy would conclude the teen died from complications of 25i-NBOMe toxicity.
During their investigation, police were able to get some teens to roll over on each other.…Continue Reading
On May 22, one of John’s’ neighbors called police to report that John had came by and told him that his wife, 45-year-old Anja Dewees, was dead inside his home. When police arrived, Anja’s body was found on the bedroom floor wrapped in plastic.
John initially told police that he’d killed his wife after he dropped her in the bathtub while giving her a bath. Anja was suffering from liver disease and was bedridden, so he was responsible for the cooking and cleaning, as well as bathing his wife and changing her diaper.
But the medical examiner’s report showed that Anja suffered more than an injury resulting from a simple fall in the bathtub. She had a large bruise on back of her head, blood coming from her right ear, a cut over her right eye and numerous bruises over her body.
Presented with these facts, John eventually told the whole truth.…Continue Reading
The 48-year-old was at an event at Grant Park dismantling the coffee machine when he lost his balance. Karr grabbed the machine to prevent from falling and the machine fell on top of his head and body, said police.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later from multiple crushing injuries to his head and chest. His death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.
From what I can gather, Karr was kind of a big deal within the coffee community. He was a technician who installed, repaired and modified coffee brewing equipment, and considered by some as the best in the country. His company, SteamVolt, was dedicated to “advancing the mechanics of craft coffee.”
“In terms of the work Jim did, he was one of the very few in the country that was known as being a top expert at what he did,” said Nicholas Cho, of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters.…Continue Reading
LAKE COUNTY, FL – Police say 52-year-old Patricia Tavernier said “for 52 years of shit” as she dumped her 73-year-old mother out of a wheelchair and in to the street.
Tavernier had been inside the Ruby Street Grille celebrating her 52nd birthday with her sister and her mother, who had been staying with Tavernier while recuperating from a broken hip.
Something happened during the dinner that got an intoxicated Tavernier upset, leading to her wheeling her mother out of the restaurant and dumping her head first off the curb. Witnesses say that afterwards, Tavernier hit her sister several times in the face with a camera.
When police arrived, they found Tavernier’s mother lying in the street in the fetal position. She was taken to the hospital after complaining about hip pain.
Tavernier was later arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65, a felony. She was also charged with misdemeanor battery for beating on her sister. She has since been released from the Lake County jail on $20,500 bond.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ - Police have charged 16-year-old Justin Hoskins as an adult on suspicion of child abuse after a 5-year-old boy he was babysitting died from severe brain injuries.
According to police, Hoskins lived with his father and his father’s girlfriend. On Sunday, Hoskins was left to take care of his father’s girlfriend’s three children – ages 5-years-old, 3-years-old, and 4-months-old.
At some point during the day, Hoskins got angry with 5-year-old Ian Blair after he instigated a food fight with his 3-year-old sister. Things got worse when Ian refused to stand in a time-out corner as Hoskins instructed.
In response, Hoskins shoved Ian in the chest so hard that the boy’s head buckled back and he lost his balance. When he fell, he hit his head on the ground so hard that he was knocked unconscious. Instead of calling for help, Hoskins freaked out and placed the unresponsive boy in the bed.
When he checked on Ian later, he noticed the boy had vomited, but still did not call for any kind of medical assistance.…Continue Reading
BARTOW COUNTY, GA – Authorities say 18-year-old Chance Werner drowned while playing a shopping cart game at Lake Allatoona.
A spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that Werner and some friends were playing a game at Holiday Harbor Marina Saturday night that involved being pushed off a dock while riding inside a shopping cart.
Normally, the cart is tied to a pole so the rider would “pop” out of the cart as it was forcefully pushed off the dock and the person would simply swim back to the dock. But when Werner took his turn, he opted to have the cart tied to his belt loop instead.
Sadly, things didn’t go quite as planned. The weight of the cart ended up pulling the teen 30 feet below the surface of the lake and he was unable to break free. I did a little checking, and it turns out that an average shopping cart weighs around 30 pounds.
Rescue teams wouldn’t recover Werner’s body until three hours later. When found, he was still tied to the cart.…Continue Reading
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Laura Jean Shoulders was sentenced to 27 years behind bars after the 46-year-old pleaded guilty to making videos of herself performing sex acts on a one-year-old girl and sharing the videos on the Internet.
According to court records, Shoulders met a man in Oklahoma through a Craigslist ad in 2012. The pair exchanged messages that eventually led to Shoulders sending the man videos she recorded with her cell phone that showed her performing sex acts on a one-year-old girl she was babysitting.
In turn, the man in Oklahoma would share the videos to other pedophiles online.
Shoulders was arrested in December and would plead guilty to producing child pornography in February. This past Wednesday, Shoulders was sentenced to 27 years in prison without the possibility of parole. She got lucky, as she was initially looking at a possible 90 years behind bars.
You would think that women so desperate for a man’s attention that they’re willing to chow down on a 1-year-old’s vagina would be a rare thing, but in the last few years we’ve had several stories of women who’ve recorded themselves sexually abusing children for the enjoyment of men they’ve met online.…Continue Reading
SAN ANTONIO, TX – A teen has been charged with murder and attempted murder for her involvement in a December fire that killed her brother and seriously injured her father.
Back in December, a fire broke out in the home of 19-year-old Miranda Herrera. Her autistic brother, 22-year-old David Herrera Jr., died in the fire. Her father, 49-year-old David Herrera Sr., was hospitalized with serious injuries and remains in a facility that provides around-the-clock care.
Hours after the fire, Herrara was on Facebook posting about the fire: “Their was fire at my house my brother and my dad was in there i got out sadly my brother passed away on the way to the hosptle i love my brother so much and i miss him,” she wrote.
An investigation concluded the fire was an accident, possibly started by a Christmas tree. But that changed this past Tuesday when Herrera told a school staff member that 17-year-old Sari Rodriguez was telling people she was responsible for the house fire.
This piqued the interest of SAPD homicide detectives and they began an investigation into the claims.…Continue Reading