In The Mean Time...
Police say Reece Modzelewski was being watched by a female family member on Tuesday when she accidentally dropped him on his head.
When police arrived at the home, Reece was unconscious and unresponsive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was put on life support.
Following his hospitalization, Reece’s father, 32-year-old Mark Modzelewski, posted on Facebook:
“My little baby boy is dying and there’s nothing I can do to help or comfort him,’ Mark Modzelewski wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday. ‘I don’t know if he can hear, see, taste or touch anymore. My heart has been torn out of my chest.
A second of misfortune will turn into a lifetime of pain as is the case with most tragedies. The fact that this happening so close to Christmas and right between both of our birthdays will only make it more difficult.…
It happened on Sunday when the boys’ teenage sister came home and found them injured and crying. When she asked what happened, they informed her that their mother, 36-year-old Sascha Collins, had beat the crap out of them.
The reason for the beating? The boys, ages 7 and 9, had apparently opened their Christmas presents early after finding them stashed in their mother’s closet. The boys’ sister got them out of the house and called police.
The boys told responding officers that Collins hit them with a belt buckle, threw them against a wall and bit one of them. Police noted that both boys were suffering injuries that corroborated their story.
The sister told police that her mother was an alcoholic who snorts Hydrocodone. She also added that when her mother gets mad that she repeatedly calls one of the boys, who is mentally disabled, retarded.…
Police responding to a call of a fire at the Rocky Ledge Shell Station would find the store’s clerk, David Wicks, suffering from severe burns.
Unfortunately, despite being airlifted to the hospital, Wicks would die from his injuries.
A review of the store’s video surveillance showed a masked person walking into the gas station and spraying Wicks with a liquid. As Wicks starts walking around the counter, the suspect lights him on fire and leaves him to die.
Investigators have no idea who the person is or the motive behind the seemingly unprovoked attack, so they are turning to the public for help. They are offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of David Wicks’ killer.
Aside from what can be seen in the surveillance footage, the only other clues they have at the moment is a bicycle that was found nearby that matched the description of the bike the killer rode away on.…
According to police, 59-year-old Jerome Klein was angry his mother refused to remove his siblings from her will when he slapped her across the face and injured her hand.
After beating on her a bit in her bedroom, he forced her to his nearby cottage where he forced her to sit in a chair. He told her if she moved from the chair he would kill her, himself and their dog.
So the poor woman sat in the chair for eight goddamn hours.
“She is 81 years old. He did not allow her to go to the bathroom. Denied her water and food. She has horrible bruises across her body and torso,” said Miami Beach Police Det. Juan Sanchez.
No details on how she managed to get away, but she ended up suffering large bruises on her upper torso and left arm, and discoloration on her rear arms and back.…
The teen, 16-year-old Addison Williams, was with his brother and a friend Wednesday night when they trespassed into a fenced-off area of Water and Theme Park.
The three boys climbed to the top of an 85-foot tall, snow-covered slide with intentions of sledding down it.
Two of the boys came to their senses and decided it was too dangerous, but Williams decided to go through with it.
He made it halfway down before his sled got stuck in the snow. As Williams tried freeing the sled, he fell over the side of the slide and died when he hit the ground 35-feet below.
According to Lake Delton Police Chief Daniel Hardman, the family were vacationing in the area to see snow. They were staying in a hotel near the park and were on the scene shortly after it happened.
The owner of the park said the fence and other safety measures were put in place for a reason, and there’s nothing more he could have done to prevent the boys from getting in.…
Earlier this month, 35-year-old David Vandewege called 911 to report he had come home from work to find his wife, Shanna Vandewege, and their 3-month-old son, Diederik, dead.
Police arrived and found both victims in their beds with their throats slits, and their deaths were ruled homicides. Vandewege was interviewed by detectives on two occasions, but had stopped communicating with investigators.
On Wednesday, police in Glenwood Springs were called by someone who told them Vandewege was headed to Las Vegas and trying to escape the authorities. Vandewege was stopped by a cop shortly after.
Vandewege told the officer that he was headed to Las Vegas. He said it had been a long week and that his wife and kid had been recently murdered. According to the police report, Vandewege showed no emotion when he relayed this information.
When the officer asked why he was not wearing a wedding band, Vandewege stated the ring was in his pocket “along with numerous condoms.”
The officer contacted Fort Worth police to verify Vandewege’s claims and learned he hadn’t been ruled out as a suspect in his wife and child’s murder, had fled the area, and had stopped talking to investigators.…
The two boys had been home alone when the 13-year-old called his parents, who in turn called police.
Responding officers found the 12-year-old in a bedroom dead from a gunshot wound. It was first thought that the gunshot had been self-inflicted, but after examining the evidence they felt his death was in fact a homicide.
After multiple interviews throughout the night, the 13-year-old was arrested on first-degree murder charges and placed in the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center.
Police have not released a motive behind the shooting, or if the boys’ parents will also face charges. The principal of Northwest Middle School, where both boys attended, released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that occurred Tuesday night involving two of our students. Our hearts are heavy as we offer our thoughts and prayers to the family during this very difficult time.”
According to reports, three teens were in an Omaha Westside High home economics class when they excused themselves to the bathroom where they masturbated in a container.
Once back in class, they added the semen to frosting used on a turnover. The teens then served the semen-glazed turnover to their home economics teacher, who immediately thought the frosting tasted
Other students who heard the boys talking about what their deed notified the teacher she may have consumed the combined spunk of three teenage boys.
School officials quickly identified the freshman and question them. Two confessed while the third said he did not go through with it. The teens, ages 14 and 15, were charged in juvenile court with disturbing the peace and lewd conduct — both misdemeanors.
A spokeswoman for the high school said the students “will face consequences” but did not elaborate.…
On Dec.7, a relative found the body of 25-year-old Amanda Suarez in her home suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Detectives would find Suarez’s missing cell phone nearby on the side of the road. On the blood covered phone, police found a picture of 21-year-old Christopher Shows sleeping on her couch.
When police located and interviewed Show, who was dating Saurez’s cousin, he admitted to a couple of heinous crimes.
After Saurez allowed Shows into her home and ended up rejecting his sexual advances, Shows shot the mother of four in the back of the head with a .22 caliber rifle as she tried running out the back door.
He then admitted to dragging her body into the kitchen where he positioned her in the form of a crucifix before having sex with her body. As for a motive, well, it was just for kicks.…
Police were called to the home of 33-year-old John Peterson after the mother of the 5-week-old girl called to report the girl was having trouble breathing.
Peterson said that the girl was being fussy earlier then stopped breathing. Paramedics performed CPR on the child and get a pulse before taking her to the hospital.
After examine the girl, hospital staff would tell police the girl was suffering from a severe head injury, and suspected abuse.
When police interviewed Peterson, he admitted he’d lied and that he had accidentally dropped the girl in the sink and she’d hit her head on the sink’s divider.
The girl was taken off life support a few days later and pronounced dead. After doctors concluded the girl’s head injury couldn’t have come from a standard fall, police interviewed Peterson again.
When presented with evidence that he was lying, Peterson finally told the truth about what happened.…
It happened Saturday afternoon at Whittier’s Penn Park as a bridal party had gathered near a 100-foot eucalyptus tree to take a group photo.
For reasons currently being investigated, the tree fell over and trapped up to 20 people. One person, currently being reported as the mother of the bride, was killed.
Gilbert Duran posted on Facebook that he helped pull the woman from under the tree, saying he was pretty sure she was already dead.
“They’re taking pictures under this tree and all of a sudden it jut collapsed,” Duran said. “We just watched some little kids go flat underneath that tree.”
Five other people suffered minor and moderate injuries, including a 4-year-old girl who was reportedly in critical condition due to a head injury.
Why the tree fell is unknown at this time, but officials said it probably the California drought could have weakened the 50-year-old tree.…
RUSSIA – A mother of two died while working at a confectionery plant after she fell into a vat of molten chocolate and was “minced” by the in the metal machinery.
According to reports, 24-year-old Svetlana Roslina was either pouring ingredients into the vat of molten chocolate when she fell in, or was trying to retrieve a dropped cell phone.
Either way, Roslina ended up falling inside the vat and was unable to get out. The poor woman ended up caught in the machinery inside the vat that keeps the chocolate agitated. The result was a very violent death.
“She was minced, only her legs were left,” said one local source at the Sergiev-Posad confectionery plant.
Police are currently investigating the accident.
Roslina isn’t the only person we’ve reported on who died after falling into a vat of chocolate. Back in 2009, Vincent Smith II died after he fell into a vat of chocolate and was pinned down by a giant paddle-like agitator.
So now we will add a second “drowned in chocolate” on our list of horrible ways people have died at work.…
The incident happened Tuesday afternoon as the boy played in the snow on a dead end street where a public works truck plowed snow in the area.
When the boys failed to return home, 911 was called and police arrived on the scene. A K-9 would find a sled near the mound of snow, prompting search crews to start digging.
“There was probably a dozen-and-a-half men with shovels and bare hand digging, and I think they moved – with no exaggeration – seven tons of hard packed snow in about 10 minutes time,” said Greenwich-Cambridge Police Chief George Bell.
One boy was found unresponsive and rushed to Saratoga Hospital where he would be pronounced dead. The second boy was found an hour later and, surprisingly, was alert and responsive. He was taken to the hospital and is talking.
At this time it is not known if the snow fort the children were building collapsed on top of them, or if they were buried by the snow plow (or both).…
According to Detective Jaime White of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on Saturday as the boy was attending a birthday party at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
The boy was climbing on a headstone shaped like a tree stump, dated 1906, when it came loose and fell on top of the boy. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Jeff Nely, the church’s pastor, called the boy a “rambunctious young man” who was “full of life” and says church members are planning to help the family financially in some way.
“Just trying to love them and let them know that we support them and trying to comfort them and give peace as best we can,” said Neely.
This is the fourth tombstone related death we have reported on that I remember.
On Friday, police were called to a hospital to investigate a child abuse call after two infants were brought to an Owasso Urgent Care suffering from extreme malnutrition.
A tearful nurse told the officer that one of the children looked like a skeleton and had severe diaper rash, bedsores, feces in her ear.
Even worse, while the infant was being evaluated by medical staff, a maggot crawled out of the infant’s vagina.
The other infant was extremely skinny, had a major diaper rash, bed sores, and a hair was wrapped around her finger so tight it had gotten infected and skin was growing over it.
When officers interviewed the children’s parents, Kevin Fowler and Aislyn Miller, they said they are “new parents” and not used to taking care of infants.
Miller said they were aware of some of the medical issues the infants were suffering, but that they do not have health insurance and cannot afford the medical bills.…
Authorities began investigating 28-year-old Kaitlin Plascjak after receiving a cyber-tip in August that led them to her mobile home where she lives with her mother.
According to the criminal complaint, Skype reported someone with the username kaleidoscopickittie was uploading suspected child pornography and provided them with the user’s IP address.
This led investigators to the mobile home Plascjak shared with her mother. A search of her computer and cellphone yielded hundreds of images and videos depicting “infants, toddlers and preteens exposing themselves” as well as “infants being sexually assaulted.”
Police said Plascjak admitted to owning the child porn and that she once had more than they found. She said she deleted it before she underwent surgery because she didn’t want anyone to find it if something went wrong.
Plascjak told police “she has no children and viewing child pornography is a coping mechanism for her because she was molested when she was younger.”
Police arrested Plascjak and charged her with disseminating child pornography, possessing child pornography and criminal use of a communications facility.…
The tragic incident happened on Wednesday after the sisters, Ibanez, 2, and Scylee, 1, were put down for a nap by their father inside a New York homeless shelter.
When their mother returned home an hour later, she went in to check on the girls and made a horrifying discovery. It seems as if a valve on the radiator busted, filling the room with scalding hot steam, causing horrific burns to the girls’ faces and chests.
Witnesses say the girls’ parents, Danielle and Peter Ambrose, ran screaming into the street carrying their children. The girls were rushed to the hospital suffering burns to 70 percent of their bodies, but were unable to be saved.
I’ve been reading a handful of sites reporting on the parents’ history of drug addiction, homelessness and history with child welfare. While the articles themselves don’t blame the parents for their daughters’ horrific death, this info hasn’t stopped the people commenting on the articles from doing so.…
According to reports, 55-year-old Diane Coleman was the primary caregiver for her paralyzed father, 81-year-old Earl Coleman, who used a wheelchair and had multiple medical issues.
On Sept. 3, Coleman poured boiling water on the man, “severely burning” him in multiple places on his body. The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition while Coleman was taken to police headquarters.
She was arrested and charged with domestic violence aggravated assault, although investigators were unable to determine a motive. Earl Coleman eventually passed away from his injuries on Sept. 13.
His death was being investigated as a death investigation until December 6 when Jackson police ruled it a homicide. Coleman’s charges were upgraded to murder the following day.
Boiling water seems to be a very popular weapon, especially by the ladies, as can be seen by the pages of stories we have featured in which it was used to kill or maim someone.…