Baltimore, MD – A grandmother’s attempt to get her grandson to go to sleep by applying methadone to his gums worked a bit too well and now she’s in jail facing murder charges.
On July 4, Towanda Reaves was watching her two grandchildren and put them to bed at around 8pm. She called 911 at 4am the following morning when she found one of the children unresponsive. Despite attempts to revive 17-month-old Aadyn Overton, he was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.
Police initially thought the death was accidental until they received a call from the hospital. Turns out the dead infant’s younger sister was admitted to the hospital later that same day and tested positive for methadone. When questioned, Reaves admitted she’d rubbed methadone on both of the infants’ gums to help them go to sleep.
Reaves was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, first- and second-degree assault, first-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment.
Those who knew Reaves say they are shocked at the allegations, saying that the woman seemed like a doting grandmother.…Continue Reading
STONINGTON, CT – A 10-year-old boy in the backseat of his father’s car called 911 to report his dad was driving drunk moments before his father crashed.
Rhode Island State Police received a 911 call from the boy who said he and his 12-year-old sister were passengers in a Mercedes driven by their father, Owen Gilman. The boy said he was in fear for his life because his old man was drunk and driving erratically.
The boy told them he was so scared that he was contemplating jumping from the moving vehicle because that would be better than crashing at the speeds his father was currently driving. The boy didn’t have time to test his theory, because moments later his father rear-ended a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Gilman hit the Jeep so hard that he sent it 50 feet off the shoulder of the interstate and down an embankment where it overturned. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital to be treated for blunt force trauma and lacerations and was last listed in fair condition. …Continue Reading
Anaconda, MT - Jeremy Brent Cramer, 38, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to stabbing and beating his 3 year old son to death and leaving his body in a field in southwestern Montana.
On July 8th, Cramer’s wife, Nataliya, called police in their hometown of Lacey, WA to report that her husband had left with their son and now she could not get a hold of him. She was alarmed to discover that he had used his gas card to fill up in Moses Lake, about 3 1/2 hours away from their home, but she did not think her son was in danger, so no Amber Alert was issued. There was a missing person report and a “be on the lookout” for Cramer and his son.
Later that same day in Montana, Cramer was discovered in a bathroom by a convenience store clerk, washing blood from his clothes and minus a son. Apparently, he had hitched a short ride there and the man who gave Cramer a ride asked him about the blood on his clothes, to which Cramer responded, “I had a traumatic experience and no one is dead.” Liar. …Continue Reading
SAN DIEGO, CA – A man is in the hospital after driving his car off a cliff in the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood of San Diego.
According to San Diego police, the driver of a sedan sped through a locked gate and off a 40-foot tall cliff, slamming into the beach below, in the early morning of July 29th.
The vehicle, shown suspended from tow cables in this photo, has extensive damage to both the front and the rear. The driver was able to walk away from the vehicle and ignored onlookers shouting at him from the top of the bluffs. “He was pretty unresponsive,” said a witness. “He didn’t look up at us.”
When rescuers arrived the man resisted rescue efforts, preventing them from placing him inside a rescue helicopter. Maurice Luque, of the San Diego Fire Rescue Department said, “He was combative, he wanted to fight with our crews, he wanted to be left alone.”
The fire rescue captain stated, “We put him in a bag called a Bowman bag which pretty much just wraps him up like a burrito.” The human burrito was then transported to the hospital via helicopter with “serious but not life-threatening” injuries.…Continue Reading
Huntsville, TN – A woman arriving at a Tennessee prison to marry her inmate fiancee was arrested after the bride-to-be was caught trying to smuggle meth under her dentures.
The Scott County Sheriff’s department reported that on Sunday, Brita West arrived at the detention center where the groom, Willard Tinch, was being held. During a search, West asked an officer how she would be able to kiss Tinch when the ceremony ended.
During this conversation, the officer noticed that West’s dental work was a little sloppy, as her dentures kept falling down. That’s when the deputy figured out that having teeth like an Englishwoman wasn’t the only problem with West.
She’d apparently concealed a package behind her choppers which, when searched, turned out to contain methamphetamine and two suboxone strips. West, clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, then granted officers permission to search her purse and car.
This time, prison officials say they came away with more meth, several syringes, and a folded dollar bill which contained a crushed pill which has not yet been identified but which you can bet isn’t going to be an Alka Seltzer.…Continue Reading
WHEATON, IL – Police have arrested a man who they say stabbed his wife to death during a domestic dispute that began when the man’s wife refused to have sex with him.
On Friday, 33-year-old Kurtis Worley asked his wife, Martha, to have sex with him one last time after she told him she wanted a divorce. When she refused, a drunken Kurtis began stabbing her in the head with a knife.
Hearing his mother’s screams, Kurtis’ 15-year-old stepson tried to get into the bedroom only to be met by a naked Kurtis “looking like … a psychopath” who stabbed the teen in the neck.
When police arrived at the home, they found the couple’s three children, ages 15, 12 and 9, outside. Inside they found Martha lying face down in a pool of blood, with “significant wounds to her head.” Kurtis was on the floor suffering from self-inflicted cuts to his throat and wrists.
His attempt to do the world a favor was obviously done with no gusto whatsoever, as he was released from the hospital on Sunday and placed in jail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, KY – I know times are tough for some, but come on. Police have arrested two people who used a 3-year-old to steal a wallet at a local church.
On June 23, 26-year-old Allen Scott Hamilton drove 26-year-old Kimberly Mills and her 3-year-old daughter to the Faith Community Church while a religious service was taking place. According to the arrest warrant, Mills used this opportunity to enter an “employees only” area of the church.
Once inside, Mills allegedly instructed her 3-year-old to take a wallet from one of the church offices. Luckily, the church’s pastor, Richard Pearson, walked into the office and caught them red-handed. Mills tried telling the pastor that her daughter had found the wallet, but that didn’t explain why Mills was holding the victim’s credit cards in her hand.
Not too happy having the roles reversed, Mills and her daughter were escorted out of the church where they got into a car driven by Hamilton. Before they drove off, the victim was able to get their license plate number. …Continue Reading
Deland, FL – Police have arrested a man in Florida after they say he sat on his infant’s head because it would not go to sleep.
According to reports, 24-year-old Jonathan Savas showed up at the home of Irene Hossain at the Sha-De-Land mobile home last Thursday night. Hossain told police that he arrived with his 10-month-old son who was wearing no clothes,
When Savas was unable to get his son to go to sleep, Savas placed the child on a couch face-down, then sat on the child’s head while holding him down.
Of course this did not do much aside from have the kid scream and cry hysterically. Hossain told Savas to stop, but Savas replied, “It’s my baby I can do whatever I want.” He did end up stopping and the child was unhurt.
Hossain said she was afraid of Savas and that’s why she did not call police immediately after the incident occurred. Police later found Savas, who is homeless, with a hypodermic needle, baggies and a pill container in his backpack.…Continue Reading
LINN COUNTY, OR – A woman wanted for a DUI related death in 1997 was found in Canada after she bragged about getting away with murder inside a bar.
Police said in 1997, a then 38-year-old Jean Keating was driving drunk when she sideswiped a car driven by 65-year-old Jewel Anderson, causing her cross the center median and collide with another vehicle. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. Keating, as is usually the case with drunks, was not hurt.
Keating was charged with manslaughter, DUII, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person. But while awaiting trial in March 1998, Keating’s attorney informed authorities he was concerned his client had “flown the coop.”. The Linn County Circuit Court issued a bench warrant for Keating’s arrest and she hasn’t been heard from since. Well, until now.
In early 2013 a police officer in Manitoba, Canada had followed up on a tip about a woman telling people in a bar how she had gotten away with the deadly crash in the United States.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV — A 36-year-old meth addict has been officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son.
Cassandra Hamilton knew Bransen Locks for a couple of months and had been dating for two weeks when she allowed him to babysit her 5-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son at his mother’s house on May 19.
In the early morning hours, after Locks had picked up the children from daycare, Locks’ mother called 911 when her son frantically pounded on her bedroom door yelling, “Mom, Mom, get up. Help me. The baby’s not breathing.”
Medical personnel noted that Bently Olsen was suffering from severe head injuries, including bleeding on the brain and a “noticeable mid-line shift of the brain.” There was also a red abrasion on the top of his head that looked recent.
When police tried to question Locks about the boy’s condition, he could not be found at the hospital. He had taken off and was found a couple hours later hiding in a crawlspace beneath his house like a sniveling coward. …Continue Reading
PAYSON, UT – Police have few clues regarding the death of Nathan Tyler Haun, the 17-year-old found dead in the middle of the road after a fight at a party.
Haun’s body was found by a motorist around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, lying in the middle of Arrowhead Trail between Salem and Payson. An autopsy would later reveal Haun died as a result of being hit by a car.
“There was a significant amount of trauma that was very extensive from head to toe,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Department said. “There was no chance of survival.”
Haun was last seen at a house party Friday night, but the group of teens are keeping their mouths shut and their parents have already hired attorneys. Investigators believe these teens know what lead to Hauns death, but are trying to stay out of trouble, possibly because of underage drinking.
“They’re not only not cooperating with us, they’re being very uncooperative, so what we’re really not getting the detail we need from the people we think know what happened,” said Cannon.…Continue Reading
JACINTO CITY, TX – A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his mother to death in her own bed because he was tired of being abused.
Police say 31-year-old Laura Moreno’s teenage son went into some kind of psychotic state and stabbed her to death as she slept in her bed. Afterwards he called his aunt to tell her what he’d done. She arrived at the home shortly after 3 a.m., found Laura dead in her bed, then called 911.
Witnesses told police they saw the teen running from the home screaming shortly before paramedics arrived. He allegedly told family members that he stabbed his mother to death because he was tired of her verbal and physical abuse, particularly when she’d been drinking.
“He just snapped,” said Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala. “And the next thing he observed was that he had stabbed her and was removing the knife.”
Ayala described Laura’s wounds as defensive wounds, saying she was stabbed at least 10 times. …Continue Reading
Brenham, TX – A 19-year-old college student died last Saturday after she panicked and swallowed an unknown amount of meth during a traffic stop.
Madeleine Gene Richardson was in a car that got pulled over for speeding at 2:45 p.m. Friday on U.S. 290 near Brenham. During the stop. officers found drug paraphernalia and small amount of marijuana. Richardson and the driver, 20-year-old Gary Keife, were charged with a misdemanor while a third female passenger was released.
By time police arrived at the Washington County Jail, Richardson wasn’t doing so well. She looked ill and had started to shake. “They asked what she took, and she admitted to swallowing a baggie of meth,” said Chief Deputy Jay Petrash of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
An ambulance was called and Richardson was rushed to Scott & White Hospital-Brenham. She was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The sheriff’s office reported the death to the Texas Rangers, which by law investigates all fatalities that occur while someone is in custody.
Richardson was not searched at the traffic stop, as no female officer was present, but her bag was removed and she was placed in handcuffs.…Continue Reading
Ada OK – Back in March we reported on 28-year-old Christie Harris, the woman arrested on drug charges later found to have a loaded revolver hidden in her snatch, and 25 grams of meth in her ass. A judge recently sentenced her to 25 years in prison.
Harris was initially arrested with another woman after cops spotted them inside a vehicle parked outside a closed restaurant. Cops searched the vehicle and found meth, drug paraphernalia, a pistol, and a loaded magazine inside. Harris and the other women were both arrested and taken into custody.
While at the lockup, Harris was instructed to change out of her clothes so she could be checked for contraband. Harris refused to lower her underwear, stating “she was on her period and did not want to.” When Harris finally complied, Officer Kathy Unbewust found that Harris was giving birth to a firearm.
“I observed at that time a wooden and metal item sticking out from her vagina area,” reported Officer Unbewust, who added that she “pulled the item from her vagina, and found it to be a 5 shot revolver with rounds in the chamber.”
That’s not all Harris was hiding.…Continue Reading
CLINTON, SC – This happened last week, but it doesn’t seem like a lot of people are covering it. Six people in South Carolina have been charged after 19-year-old Emily Anna Asbill was strangled to death by her 29-year-old boyfriend.
A couple of weekends ago, Michael Beaty Jr. showed up to his stepfather’s home with Asbill unconscious in his car. Beaty’s step-dad called 911, but Asbill would be pronounced dead at the hospital. The Laurens County Coroner’s Office says Asbill died of asphyxiation due to strangulation.
Beaty had an on-again, off-again relationship with Asbill, who was the daughter of a South Carolina Law Enforcement (SLED) Agent.
Police would learn that earlier that night, Asbill accompanied Beaty and 30-year-old William Alexander to a party where the adults there supplied Asbill with alcohol and drugs. After leaving the party, Beaty, Alexander and Asbill reportedly drove around for an hour before ending up at Beaty’s stepfather’s home with an unconscious Asbill.
There have been no details on what happened between Beaty and Asbill within that hour, but police charged Beaty with Asbill’s murder and charged Alexander with accessory after the fact for trying to cover up the crime, Clinton Public Safety Chief Robin Morse during a press conference.…Continue Reading
Brooklyn, NY – A drunk man returning home from a bar died after he reportedly pissed on the third rail of G train.
Matthew Zeno and a friend were walking along the tracks for the southbound G train around at around 3:00 a.m. when the 30-year-old “inadvertently made contact with the third rail and was electrocuted,” according to the NYPD press office.
Headlines are a bit more eye-catching when they conclude the “inadvertent contact” was made with a stream of piss, but Zeno could have just of easily made some other kind of contact with the rail while looking for a place to take a leak. In fact, I didn’t think it was possible to be electrocuted that way because you pis is not a steady stream after a certain amount of distance. I’m not testing the theory, but I’m guessing he was electrocuted while pissing, not by the piss itself.
Regardless of how Zeno made contact with the third rail, 625 volts of electricity coursed through his body when he did.…Continue Reading
TULSA, OK – A man in Tulsa tackled and hogtied an attempted burglar, then left him in the front yard for police because he had to go to work.
On Wednesday, Denay and her husband heard glass break outside their daughter’s bedroom around 6 a.m. and then heard someone rummaging around inside their garage. Denay’s husband, Willie, waited by the front door and waited for whoever was in the garage to come out.
When 31-year-old Robert Cole emerged from their garage, Denay’s husband bum-rushed him in the front yard and then hogtied him. As soon as Cole was secured, Denay said her husband called police and told her he had to get to work and then left.
“That’s just the type of person he is, you know? That’s just the type of person he is. Business is business. ‘I got to take care of business, he’s safe, the police are coming, I got to go,’” Denay said.
When asked if her husband raised his arms in victory like people who hogtie cattle, which would have been hilarious, Denay said he did something even more awesome.…Continue Reading
Police were called to the Kmart at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday after someone saw the boy sitting inside the car, with all the windows rolled up, crying. When police arrived, they found the car sitting in direct sunlight and the boy sweating in the backseat holding a towel.
The doors were unlocked so the officers were able to get the boy out of the car. He told the officers that his mom left him in the car while she went shopping and had instructed him to get on the floor and cover up with a towel so no one would see him.
Police found Moore inside the Kmart and brought her back to the parking lot so she could retrieve her identification she said was in a small pink bag inside her car. While retrieving her ID, officers allegedly found a pill bottle that contained a variety of pills
She told them that the pills were Adderall, which was prescribed to her, but that they were just a variety of colors.…Continue Reading