In The Mean Time...
PLATTE COUNTY, MO – A 14-year-old freshman at Park Hill High School died after taking what he thought was acid. Ethan Rickman was found dead by Platte County Sheriff’s Office deputies and paramedics after they were called to a home just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.
Another 14-year-old boy in the home, identified as Z.S. in court documents, was treated after telling the police that he and Rickman had each ingested three hits of acid. A 16-year-old girl in the home told police she was with the two boys when they purchased the drugs from 17-year-old Krista Meeks (pictured).
Meeks was questioned by police and she admitted she’d sold the two boys what they thought was LSD, except that it wasn’t. She said it was actually “a research chemical drug that mimics the effects of LSD,” according to court documents.
She went on to say that even though she’s a heavy drug user, she refuses to take the drug “because the effects are so harsh and violent” and that she’d read articles in which people have died after taking the drug.…
DENVER, CO – A couple have been charged with felony child abuse after police found four malnourished boys living in a home full of piss, shit and flies, and only communicated with each other using grunts.
The boys were found after 35-year-old Lorinda Bailey took her 2-year-old son to the hospital to treat a cut on his forehead. She told the emergency room doctor that the injury resulted from a fall, but the doctor called police after noting the boy had suspicious bruising, smelled like an ashtray, was unwashed, and would not talk.
Denver Police Officer N. Rocco-McKeel and Denver Human Services case worker Jill Perry decided to go to Bailey’s home to check on her three other boys, aged 4, 5 and 6. The family was known to DHS, as Bailey and her wizard, 66-year-old Wayne Sperling, had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child abuse back in 2009.
When they got to the couple’s apartment, Rocco-McKeel immediately detected the smell of decomposition from outside, a smell that became “unbearable” once they got inside the apartment.…
Oak Lawn, IL – We’ve featured so many murdered babies over the years that I’ve lost count. But this story out of Illinois comes complete with a mental image that will stick with me for as long as the “My Daddy Ate My Eyes Out” story has.
Police say 62-year-old Alfreda Giedrojc used a sledgehammer to bash in her 6-month-old granddaughter’s head before using a knife to slit the baby’s throat.
It happened on Sunday morning, after Giedrojc’s son-in-law left his 6-month-old daughter, Vivian Summers, in his parents-in-law’s home. He and Giedrojc’s husband then left the home to work on a rehab project across the street, leaving Giedrojc alone with Vivian.
Once everyone was out of the house, Giedrojc picked Vivian up off of the couch where she was sleeping, and placed her on the floor. She then went to a closet to retrieve a sledgehammer she’d placed the night before, and then used it to repeatedly hit the infant in the head.
When Vivian would not stop moving and crying, Giedrojc grabbed a knife from the kitchen.…
PHOENIX , AZ – Looks like God is up to his old shenanigans after he allegedly instructed a man to stab his mother to death.
Authorities say 38-year-old Joseph Cecil attacked his mother, 65-year-old Ronna Thomas, with a knife inside her home. He then chased his 63-year-old aunt out of the house and attacked her in the yard. He only stopped his attack because a neighbor came to the woman’s defense and whacked Cecil with a shovel.
When police arrived, they found Cecil on the ground with the neighbor standing over him with the shovel, and his bloody aunt lying in the front yard. Inside the home they found Thomas suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.
Police said that had the neighbor not intervened with his trusty shovel, they have no doubt Cecil would have claimed two lives. When detectives asked Cecil why he attacked his mother and her sister, he told them that God had told him to.
One of these days God may end up telling someone to cut their neighbor’s grass, or to become an integral part of society, but seems he still suffers from a bit of blood-lust.…
Douglasville, GA – A senior at a Georgia high school is being treated for burns to 25 percent of her body after a science experiment went wrong during her school’s open house, and she was caught on fire.
On Thursday, Chapel Hill High School was hosting an Advanced Placement Open House where groups of students conduct presentations throughout the building. One group was showing how you can identify chemicals by the color of their flame when burning.
Surveillance video captured the moment a flammable liquid came out of its container too quicklyand ignited. The resulting fireball set a 12th grade female student on fire, and people nearby learned how to identify a human by the color of their flame when burning. (Hint: Bright yellow and screaming).
One of the student’s teachers who’d been monitoring the experiment took her down to the ground in an effort to extinguish the flames, but was having some trouble. Another teacher handed 17-year-old Will Wheeler a fire blanket that he was able to use to finally put out the fire.…
Ravenna, OH – A 15-year-old girl learning to drive was killed on Sunday after the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train.
Sierra Thornton had recently received her temporary driver’s permit and was driving on an access road with her father and four younger sisters. At around 6 p.m. they approached a railroad crossing near her home that doesn’t have a crossing gate.
The girl didn’t see or hear the approaching train, but her father did. When he alerted her, she panicked and ended up stopping in the middle of the tracks. “She got into a panic and didn’t know what to do and was not able to get out of the way of the train,” Portage County Sheriff David Doak said. “We think she was trying to get the vehicle into another gear or trying to back up.”
Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to get out off the tracks, and a Norfolk Southern train struck the driver’s side of the SUV, killing Thornton. Her father was conscious after the crash, and he and his other daughters were taken to the hospital.…
Elyria, OH – For any of you worried about leaving your young children in the care of strangers, here’s a story that should help ease your fears. A female child daycare worker was arrested on Friday after video was found of her having sex with infants at the daycare were she worked.
Video of 25-year-old Heather Koon raping at least two infants at ABC Kidz was discovered after her convicted sex offender boyfriend, James Osborne, had his laptop seized during his arrest for providing an incorrect address on a sex offender registry.
The father of one of the victims says this entire experience has been a nightmare, and that the daycare didn’t help matters much. He claims the daycare initially tried to downplay what had happened and wanted to sweep the entire mess under the rug.
“They tried to act like it was a simple assault,” he said. “A few hours later they called us back again and asked us to keep it discreet.” He later had to help police identify the victims in the video by looking at still shots of his infant being raped by Koon.…
Wallingford, CT– A registered sex offender with a past conviction for child molestation proves you can’t teach an old pedo new tricks, after being arrested filming the sexual abuse of a three year old girl.
Angela Martin, 29, has been accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl she was babysitting, filming the abuse with her cell phone, and then emailing the video to a registered sex offender In California. She was busted after the California man violated his parole and police inspected his cellphone, which contained the video Martin had sent him.
Martin, already a registered sex offender, served 30 months in prison after a 2006 conviction of second-degree sexual assault of a minor, which will not help her ass at all when she faces a judge in court. Furthermore, during the course of the investigation, the feds also discovered that Martin allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography that she’d received from others in August and September.
She is currently charged with production, distribution, and possession of child pornography. If convicted of the charge of production of child pornography alone, Martin faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years, and a maximum term of 50 years.…
PHOENIX, AZ – A 24-year-old woman died while hugging her boyfriend after he accidentally fired a gun he was removing from his waistband.
Police say Amanda Mosley and her 18-year-old boyfriend were hugging Tuesday morning when she informed him that the gun he had in his waistband was causing some discomfort.
When the unidentified teen removed the gun, it accidentally discharged, and a bullet struck Mosley. She would die after being rushed to the hospital. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the shooting appeared to be accidental but they will continue to investigate.
“We understand that she wanted to hug the 18-year-old. He had a gun in his waistband. It caused some discomfort while they were hugging. They started to remove the handgun and that’s when it accidentally went off is what we have obtained at this point from this 18-year-old,” said Sgt. Steve Martos.
The underlined part was by me. I thought the use of the word “they” was interesting. Although, the story was told to him by the teen who had just killed his girlfriend, so who knows what really happened.…
STAMFORD, CT – Police in Connecticut have arrested a 12-year-old girl after they say she was relentlessly bullying another student at a private middle school in Stamford.
The parents of a 13-year-old girl went to police after their daughter told them she was being bullied at school by the 12-year-old, who constantly taunted and harassed her. Even after making the complaint to police, the bullying continued and even intensified.
The bullying got so bad that the victim spoke about killing herself, prompting school administrators to work with police and investigate the bullying claims. This lead to police arresting the bully and charging her with disorderly conduct.
“This behavior will not be tolerated,” Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said. “If it is brought to our attention, we will vigorously investigate the allegations and make arrests when appropriate. We investigate all claims of bullying, and this type of behavior will not be condoned in a learning environment.”
Some residents think that arresting the girl, who was later released to her parents, is a bit drastic.…
Tonya Flink, 40, taught Computer Technology at Haltom High School. She resigned shortly before police began a year-long investigation into her relationship with her students.
Police were called after the parents of a former student learned their son was living with Flink. The resulting investigation would reveal Flink had numerous sexual encounters with at least four students.
One of the students said Flink liked ‘young Hispanic kids” and told him that she loved him. He also told investigators that he’d done everything imaginable with Flink during the 2010-2011 school year.
He said Flink bought him gifts, called him 850 times in a matter of months, and went to his home in the middle of the night where the mother of three “knocked on the back door seeking sex.” The student told investigators that he regretted being involved with Flink and that it had messed up his life.…
Police received a 911 call about an unresponsive child and arrived at a home to find Torian Whittaker unresponsive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators say that Torian and his 7-year-old brother were being physically abused by their mother’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Tavon Ludy. On Sunday, while Torian’s mother was out buying him a birthday present, Lundy delivered a fatal punch to the little boy’s chest.
Lundy was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and aggravated battery to a child. Torian’s mother, 27-year-old Toria Coleman, was charged with child endangerment. Investigators say she was aware Lundy was beating her sons on a routine basis over minor problems, and did nothing to stop it.
The 7-year-old is now in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.…
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA – Police in Louisiana have charged a man after he admitted fracturing a baby’s skull by throwing it against a wall across the room.
Child Protection notified police on Saturday that a 13-month-old baby had been brought to a local hospital. It was in distress, disoriented and not walking properly. It was quickly determined that the baby had suffered a skull fracture. The baby was placed on life support, but was pronounced dead on Monday.
Police interviewed family members that weekend, including 24-year-old Trent Dubroc, the boyfriend of the child’s mother. He eventually admitted to being the person responsible for the child’s injuries.
He told them he was frustrated with the infant when he picked it up out of its crib, then threw it against a wall. Afterwards, he returned the baby to its crib without telling anyone the baby was injured.
Dubroc was already in jail after being arrested on Saturday for failing to appear in court on video voyeurism charges. He’s now been charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.…
TEWKSBURY, MA — A man got a little more than he bargained for when he allegedly tried raping a woman in a hotel room, and she ended up beating his ass with a frying pan.
According to prosecutors, 46-year-old Frank Harrison offered to give a woman a ride from one party to another early Sunday morning. She agreed, but realized they were going in the wrong direction. Harrison explained he needed to stop by his hotel room to pick up some cigarettes.
Once inside the room at Extended Stay America, the woman called a friend to come pick her up. While waiting, the woman said Harrison took off his pants, grabbed her and attempted to rape her while brandishing a steak knife.
The victim said she grabbed a frying pan and used it to hit Harrison repeatedly in the head and face. When the victim’s friend arrived and began banging on the door, she said Harrison threw the knife and ran out the door bleeding like a stuck pig. When police arrived at the hotel at around 5:30 a.m., they found Harrison covered in blood.…
Redmond, WA – The ex-wife of Eric Lehtinen arrived at his home Tuesday to pick up their 4-year-old son and found that Lehtinen had attempted to kill the boy by injecting him with heroin.
When the unidentified woman got inside the locked home after a job interview, she found Lehtinen unconscious, as was their son who also had a syringe sticking out of his chest. Both were rushed to the hospital where staff found indications of needle marks on the boy’s neck and buttocks.
Tests would reveal he’d been injected with a drug cocktail of heroin, ketamine, morphine, codeine, and other drugs. The latest reports have him listed in stable condition, but doctors are unsure of what long-term damage the drugs may have caused.
Lehtinen was released from the hospital and sent straight to jail. He did not collect $200. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. He’s being held on $3 million bail after prosecutors described him as a “man who is willing to inject his 4-year-old son with heroin in an attempt to kill the boy” and a “dangerous man willing to do anything.” If convicted, Lehtinen will be looking at a minimum of 15 years behind bars.…
Josephine and Jeffrey Ruckinger, both 43, allegedly plotted to murder Josephine’s family Friday night because of a decades-long fued, and Josephine’s general hatred towards her family.
According to authorities, the couple went to the home of Josephine’s parents where Josephine rang the doorbell. When 64-year-old Roberta Frew answered the door, Josephine shot her mother in the chest at point-blank range with a sawed-off shotgun.
Josephine’s brother, 47-year-old John Frew Jr., tried to grab a nearby rifle, but was shot multiple times in the chest by Jeffrey. John Frew Sr. managed to run into a rear bedroom and retrieve a .22 rifle. This was real bad news for the murderous couple, as it turns out Frew is a damn good shot.
When Frew emerged from the bedroom, he saw Josephine down on one knee, aiming the sawed-off in his direction. He opened fire and killed her with a headshot.…
Lakewood, CA – A 23-year-old store clerk suffered permanent damage to her eye after a customer sucker punched her in the face over a $1.41 cigar.
It happened three weeks ago at a Chevron in California when a man walked up to the counter to buy a 1.41 Swisher Sweets cigar with only one dollar. When the clerk, Yadira Lara, told the man that wasn’t enough money, he became belligerent.
“He just says, ‘Well, this is all I have….(expletive) whatever.’ And I was like, ‘You need to get out of the store.’ I was like, ‘I’m sorry.’ And he tries to snatch it,” said Lara.
In response, the man reached across the counter and sucker punched the clerk in the face before leaving unhindered by any of the other customers inside the store who witnessed the entire incident.
“I just blacked out for awhile, just looking for my glasses,” Velma recalled. The punch may leave her blind, as it did further damage to an eye injury she suffered as a child.…
Rose Marks, along with her daughters-in-law and her granddaughter, were accused of taking advantage of their clients’ duress and spiritual beliefs to fleece them out of their money and amass a $25 million fortune – $20 million of that fortune coming from best-selling romance novelist Jude Deveraux, who’d given the money to Marks “to cleanse.”
After a four week trial, the jury found Marks guilty of fraud and money-laundering conspiracies, mail and wire fraud, money-laundering and filing false tax returns. After the guilty verdicts were read, the trial judge ordered Marks taken into custody immediately. She will remain behind bars until her sentencing on Dec. 9.
Marks’ relatives were in the courtroom and didn’t react well to the verdict. Some cried loudly while another threw a Bible on the ground.
“How are you feeling now, Charlie? You did a good job?” one grandson asked retired Fort Lauderdale Detective Charlie Stack, who began investigating Marks in 2008.…