In The Mean Time...
TURNERS FALLS, MA – Police have arrested six people in connection to the abduction and beating of a homeless teenager.
According to Montague Police Staff Sergeant Chip Dodge, a family got pissed after their 14-year-old daughter told them she had been hit by Branden Stebbins, a 19-year-old homeless teenager.
The girl’s mother, Dawn Shafer, decided not to contact police and inform them of her daughter’s allegations and reportedly asked a few friends to help her track down Stebbins and give him the what-for.
When they finally found the teen in a park, the group decided to dole out a bit of street justice. After duct taping the teen, they placed him in their vehicle and brought him back to their home where a neighbor watched seven people beat Stebbins with baseball bats.
Before police arrived, the group placed Stebbins back in the vehicle and had already left the scene. This is also about the time that Johny Lopez, one of Stebbins’ attackers and the alleged ringleader, threatened to rape and murder Stebbins.
Deciding not to find out if Lopez was serious on either of his threats, Stebbins jumped out of the moving vehicle. Despite having his arm ran over, Stebbins was able to run away and flag down a motorist to help.…Continue Reading
The man was on a “medical marijuana delivery” Friday night when he was approached by two men dressed as ninjas.
They began chasing after the man while wielding batons, causing the victim to drop his bag of pot and an undisclosed amount of money. The two ninjas picked up the items and
disappeared in a puff of smoke fled on foot.
Sgt. Travis Tibbets of the West Covina Police Department says the two suspects are still at large and described as being in their 20s, around 5 feet 8 inches, thin and wearing black ninja costumes.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, KY – Police say 10 to 11 students at Eastern High School consumed pot-laced brownies a fellow student had brought to school.
Now some parents are outraged that their angels, who were allegedly unaware the brownies contained marijuana, have been suspended along with the student who brought the tainted treats.
“I am furious,” said Crystal Fuller, a parent whose child is one of the suspended students. ”I feel like, how do you penalize a victim? Why weren’t the police called? Why wasn’t an ambulance called? Why wasn’t anything done except for, ‘we’re going to suspend your kid?’”
The principal said there was no need for an ambulance and that an on-site retired nurse helped the stoned students. The school district confirmed that 10 students have been suspended for eating the brownies, although there is no word if all the students who ate the brownies were aware of the extra ingredient beforehand.
The student who made the brownies is one of the students suspended but could also face criminal drug charges as a juvenile.…Continue Reading
Mesa, Arizona — We first reported on Brandon Jones back in April of last year after he was charged with videotaping himself sexually abusing children. Last Thursday, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Jones was initially charged with sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy, but then later had additional counts added after investigators found video on his laptop of him molesting the 5-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 1-year-old girl.
Police determined both girls were being cared for by Jones’ sister while he was living with her. Jones told police that he was making the videos as a favor to a friend of his in Boston.
Jones was charged with 27 counts of child molestation, but only pleaded guilty to one count of child molestation and four amended counts of attempted molestation.
In addition to the 35 years in prison, he is expected to serve 15 years and a life time of probation after serving his sentence.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ - Jaded first reported on 35-year-old Angela Simpson back in 2009 when she was accused of torturing and murdering 46-year-old Terry Neely, a disabled man that had been missing for three days. Simpson would eventually make a callous jailhouse confession and has now pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
Neely had been last seen after he left an assisted-care facility in his wheelchair. During her jailhouse confessions, Simpson admitted she lured the man to her apartment.
“I killed Terry by deceptively luring him to apartment 201. Sitting him down and beating him with various objects until he was unconscious and then I slit his throat. How long did I beat him? 45 minutes…an hour…well I killed him and cut him up,” Simpson admitted.
Police say she did a lot more than just beat the man. Simpson also pulled out Neely’s teeth, stabbed him close to 50 times, drove a nail into his head, bashed him with a tire iron, and strangled him.
She told police that after Neely was dead, she partied a bit before chopping him up.…Continue Reading
Grand Junction, CO – A 49-year-old man who told police he shot a woman in the head after mistaking her large red mohawk for a large red bird that had been antagonizing his cats has been sentenced to five years probation.
Derrill Rockwell told police he spotted what he thought was the bullyish bird sitting on a hill near his home in the early morning hours of October 5, so he grabbed his .22 and went outside to confront it. His intent, he told police, was to “spook” it away.
Rockwell fired one shot, but didn’t see the bird fly away. Soon after, he told police, he heard a woman’s voice, moaning in pain. Turns out, it wasn’t a bird – it was a 23-year-old woman sportin’ a large red mohawk. And, well, a new gunshot wound to the head.
Rockwell later told police he ran to the woman’s aid and offered a wet towel for her gushin’ noggin. Then, he said, he rushed her to the emergency room, leaving his name and phone number with hospital staff.…Continue Reading
Omaha, NE – A 10-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother were charged with arson this week for starting a fire that left their mother’s boyfriend in critical condition, suffering burns to nearly half his body.
According to prosecutors, the alleged firebugs and their two siblings had been left in the care of an uncle Thursday evening, while mom and her boyfriend went out partying. The couple returned home shortly before the fire started and went to bed.
After watching an episode of Tom and Jerry at about 4:30 Friday morning, prosecutors say the dangerous duo poured a ring of gasoline around the bed where their mother and her boyfriend, 37-year-old Jermain Westbrook, were sleeping, then set it on fire.
Mom, Tanesha Beard, awoke immediately, but was unable to rouse her sleeping beau. Beard and the children managed to escape the home unharmed.
Westbrook, however, wasn’t so lucky. Firefighters rescued him from the second-story bedroom, but not before he had suffered smoke inhalation and third-degree burns to nearly half of his body.
At a juvenile court hearing later that same day, Beard apparently interrupted the proceeding and declared that she was the one that set the fire.…Continue Reading
Rolla, MO - Well, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. A Phelps County jury has recommended the death penalty for Christopher Collings, who killed nine-year-old Rowan Ford in 2007. Yesterday at 6:17 p.m., the jury returned the verdict after forty-eight minutes of deliberation. Can I get an amen up in here?
Rowan Damia Ford was a sweet nine-year-old who made As and Bs in school even though sometimes her teachers had to make sure she ate. She helped with the Angel Food ministry at her church, and often arrived there hours early on Sunday, even though nobody else in her house went. She was happy on her bike, riding around town. She liked Disney princesses, spaghetti and the color purple. Rowan was 3’11″ tall and weighed 62 pounds, with long, wavy brown hair, big brown eyes, and freckles across her nose. Rowan did not need to die.
It won’t help us to go over the details of the brutal rape and the strangulation that ended Rowan’s life. It’s enough to know that she would likely have bled to death, but instead she got a cord around her neck and a horrific end in a dirty trailer. Rowan was found dumped into a hole that led to a cave, half naked, because Collings and Rowan’s own stepfather, David Spears, are the worst kind of pedophile baby-killers imaginable.…Continue Reading
Pasco, FL - A 57-year-old Florida man is facing charges after he called 911 to complain that his wife would not let him look at Facebook in peace.
Doyle Hardwick only wanted to check his Facebook without his wife sitting next to him, so he tried to get her to go to bed with beer. But after consuming eight of them, his wife didn’t feel like moving and Hardwick called 911.
Caller (CLR) “says him and his wife are sitting next to each other,” the 911 transcript reads. “CLR is upset because she won’t go to bed. Now they are bickering about who has been drinking. CLR has had 4 beers. Wife has had 8 beers. … CLR is upset because she wouldn’t let him look at Facebook peacefully.”
When police arrived at the couple’s home, 54-year-old Julie Hardwick let them in and directed them towards her husband who was still on the phone with 911. Doyle Hardwick told the deputy that his wife was supposed to go to sleep after he gave her the beers because that was their agreement.…Continue Reading
Orlando, FL - Alexis Felton, 22, was caught on video surveillance choking her 11-month-old daughter six times while in the Florida hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.
The infant wasn’t even a year old, but had already been hospitalized a total of six times. During the infant’s latest stay in the hospital for respiratory problems, Felton was captured on camera disconnecting the wires connected to her daughter and then choking the infant six separate times.
According to the police report, Felton reaches down and chokes the child. The child again can be heard gasping for breath and can be seen kicking its legs in an attempt to get away. On the fifth attempt, the baby went limp and the monitors alerted the nurses.
The report states that when nurses entered the room, Felton said, “She’s having another episode.” The nurses were able to save the baby and the hospital staff called police. They questioned Felton at the scene and then arrested her. She was initially charged with six counts of attempted homicide but Judge Thomas Kirkland later minimized those counts to just one charge of attempted homicide.…Continue Reading
WALLER, TX – The man accused of shooting his family to death told investigators he did so because he didn’t want them to be ashamed of the Columbine-style attack he planned to carry out. How thoughtful.
Trey Sesler, 22, was arrested on Tuesday after his mother, father and 26-year-old brother were all found shot to death in their family home. Police found the bodies after concerned relatives asked them to perform a welfare check.
Also found in the home was a message scrawled on the wall that read: “I love my mom, dad and brother. Why did I do this? God forgive me.” An arrest warrant was immediately issued for Sesler, who was found the next day at a friend’s house.
During his eight hour long interview with police, Wallace admitted to killing his family to save them from the embarrassment he would cause them after he carried out a Columbine-style mass-shooting at Waller High School where he used to attend. Sesler hinted that a another former Waller student was supposed to help.
Seslerm, who has YouTube posts of him firing one of his handful of weapons, confessed to committing several crimes in the area and had been working up the courage to kill humans by killing livestock.…Continue Reading
DENVER, CO – An idiot in Denver is facing charges after she went on a radio show and bragged about how she lied to get out of jury duty. Unfortunately for the dolt, the judge who had excused her was listening to the show and recognized her.
The day before 57-year-old Susan Cole was to report for jury duty, she feared her roommate had died in a crash. She would learn later that her roommate was safe, but “she was still so emotionally overcome and had too many other activities coming up (so) she did not want to be involved in jury service.”
So she showed up to court on June 28, wearing different colored curlers in her hair, excessive makeup, a shirt that read ”Ask Me About My Best Seller,” and — in a page right out of Jaded’s play book — reindeer socks. She would get called for a trial regardless, but would tell Judge Anne Mansfield she could not perform her public service duties because of a physical or mental disability.…Continue Reading
Big Spring, TX - Hailey Dunn, the missing thirteen-year-old from Colorado City, Texas, may have been found. Fifteen months after her December 2010 disappearance, a body was located on Tuesday afternoon near an air park in Big Spring. UPDATE 12:07 PM 3/23/12 – Apparently not. The body, on autopsy, appears male and is not Hailey Dunn. So that’s that – and Hailey is still missing. (imp)
Hailey’s case captured the nation’s attention at the time of her disappearance because Nancy Freakin’ Grace put up Hailey’s eighth grade cheerleader picture and called her “Missing Texas Cheerleader” in one of the more egregious cases of Missing White Girl Syndrome we’ve ever seen.
Within weeks, though, even the ol’ NG was off the case when it became clear that Hailey’s family life was more jacked up than a vintage Chevy in a redneck’s front yard.
From early on, it was clear to many of Hailey’s supporters that the bright, funny teenager was probably dead. Both her mother, Billie Dunn, and her mother’s boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, reportedly failed polygraphs regarding the circumstances of Hailey’s disappearance.…Continue Reading
Noblesville, IN - According to Fishers (Indiana) Police, if the school bus is a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin’. This after they determined that sexual intercourse occurring on a school bus between a 13-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl – both students at the Indiana School for the Deaf – was ‘consensual.’
On February 1, the two children were being transported on a Nobleville School’s bus. Although two adults on the bus – the driver and a bus aide – did not notice the sexual activity, it was captured on the bus’ video surveillance camera. The adults did eventually realize what was going on and, after bringing it to a halt, reportedly delivered the children as planned.
Immediately after the incident was reported, Noblesville Schools released a statement. Among the standard damage control tripe was this:
“The children involved are safe and have returned to the classroom. The two adults assigned to the bus in which the incident occurred have been removed from active duty pending further investigation.”
Fishers police conducted that investigation.…Continue Reading
Rolla, MO – Remember Rowan Ford? If you don’t, maybe you haven’t been here in awhile. Or maybe it’s been so long since the nine-year-old’s murder in 2007 that you forgot. I’d forgive you if you blocked it out from trauma – Rowan’s murder was heinous.
Long story short, Chris Collings (who is 6’6″) and Rowan’s stepdad David Spears (who’s six feet wide, give or take) thought it would be really fun to pull a train on a nine year old girl. Then one or both of the men garroted Rowan with a cord and dumped her body down a cave entrance, where she laid half-clothed and decomposing for nearly a week. Nice, huh? NO.
Collings has admitted to abducting Rowan from her bed and taking her to a trailer, where he raped and killed the child. Spears has also admitted to raping and killing Rowan, which is a slick strategy if you like defense maneuvers for later appeals.
This week, a Phelps County jury finally convicted Christopher Collings of first-degree murder for killing Rowan during the commission of statutory rape.…Continue Reading
Dade City, FL - We have many stories on D’D featuring women hiding various things in their naughty bits, things like handcuffs, drugs and even loose change, but we’ve ever had a woman use her meat wallet to hide a liquor bottle full of piss.
Mischelle Salzeber is a 20-year-old from Florida on probation for dealing in stolen property. Since doing drugs violated her probation, she desperately needed to pass her upcoming drug test. Since she knew she was not going to pass the drug test, she decided to use someone else’s urine.
This slight of piss technique is often employed, to varying degrees of success, but it was Salzeber’s technique that has her making the news. During a full body scan, which I wasn’t aware they did before a drug test, screeners saw what looked like a small bottle shoved deep inside her vajayjay. Check out the scan.
Upon further investigation, authorities discovered the bottle was actually a small vodka bottle full of piss. When confronted with their find, Salzeber admitted to shoving the piss-filled vodka bottle up her box so she could hopefully use it to pass her drug test.…Continue Reading
Eureka, CA - Maggie Wortman, 27, was sentenced to six years in prison for the death of her 6-week-old son, who died from ingesting meth from her breast milk.
When paramedics arrived at Wortman’s residence on November 21, 2010, Michael Acosta III was found in full rigor mortis. An autopsy report would later reveal the infant died of methamphetamine toxicity. Officials would claim the baby had ingested the meth through Wortman’s breast milk.
Court documents state Wortman tested positive for methamphetamine while six months pregnant and even admitted that, even though she was breastfeeding, she smoked meth “a couple of times a week” for three weeks before the infant’s death. Wortman’s then 19-month-old daughter would also test positive for meth and subsequently be taken into the custody of child protective services.
Wortman would eventually plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter but only because she thought she would get out of doing any time behind bars. But because she was already on felony probation for running a drug house at the time of her son’s death, she was ineligible for the probation she thought she would receive for admitting guilt.…Continue Reading
Lake Worth, FL – Lisa Cherry, 46, was arrested on Monday after allegedly stabbing a man during an argument over how sick she was of cooking for him.
Police report that the 56-year-old male victim said Cherry began drinking beer and throwing food out the door because she was sick of cooking for him. He admitted to taking away her beer and threatening to cut her pony tail off if she didn’t stop throwing things.
Cherry allegedly picked up a kitchen knife and cut the home’s phone line before stabbing the man in the left hand. He refused to go to the hospital so his injury was treated at the scene.
The victim’s sister witnessed the stabbing and collaborated her brother’s account of the assault. Lisa Cherry was apprehended after trying to run from deputies and is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail with a bond set at $1,000. She faces aggravated battery charges with a deadly weapon.
It’s psychotic moments like this that make some men terrified to ask their chemically imbalanced women the age-old question, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”…Continue Reading
New York, NY — Police are still looking for this charmer suspected of groping an 11-year-old girl inside a Gramercy Dunkin’ Donuts on March 7.
At about 11:30 a.m. on that day, police say the man allegedly approached the girl, touched her inappropriately and then immediately left the scene.
The suspect is described as being between 50 and 60 years old with short gray hair and weighing “as much as 400 pounds.”
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect. A very brief surveillance video of this freight train leaving the station can be seen here.
“He was in a store and he approached this young woman and grabbed her and touched her inappropriately,” Kelly said last week. Kelly added that the girl “didn’t suffer any injuries in the incident.” Well… not physically, perhaps…
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.…Continue Reading
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Not a lot of details on this one, but authorities have reported a 42-year-old man knocked his wife unconscious with a pineapple during an argument inside the couple’s home.
Police say the 32-year-old woman checked into the University of Michigan Hospital last Friday night, but hasn’t been cooperating with their investigation. She is only giving them basic information and no details regarding the fight or what prompted it.
Hospital staff, who notified police of the assault, are also the ones who informed police that they believed the woman had been struck by the fruit.
Police did find evidence of a fight in the couple’s home and have asked the Washtenaw Count prosecutor’s office to review a request for an arrest warrant for the husband. No word on if the couple have a history of violence.…Continue Reading