In The Mean Time...
Here, Now – Nice crowd last night and we appreciate every one of you who stopped by and shot the shit with us while we conducted another Pulpit of Doom podcast. Jaded returned from whatever rehab center she was visiting this month to co-host, and my cursing got progressively worse the drunker I got.
I found out later that some of you were having difficulties hearing the stream, so hopefully the show below will be more listenable. As usual, we discussed the top 10 stories circulating on the site for the last week, including children in hospitals and the fake nurses who molest them, the etiquette of eating a friend when starving and why you should never go camping with me, unsuccessfully drowning your children, dog attacks caused by idiot animal owners, children who commit suicide after snitching, women who shove dildos up their kids’ ass, and much, much more.
We also talked about the suicide of Retheah Parson, where I tried to explain my worries regarding online mob justice a little better than I did in the comments of that article.…
WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – Police have arrested 44-year-old Randall Johnson, accusing him of keeping his girlfriend’s dead body in his bedroom for days, even sharing the bed with her decomposing corpse.
Johnson’s girlfriend, 46-year-old Carla Bagget, was last seen alive on April 3 by her mother, sister and nephew who all lived at the mobile home. The nephew said every time family members asked Johnson if Baggett was going to come out of her room, Johnson would say she was either sleeping or smoking a cigarette.
But by April 6, he says they new something was wrong when they began to smell a foul odor coming from the bedroom. “That Saturday morning, my grandma went in there and said, ‘Randy, I’m sick of this, I’m going to wake my daughter up.’ So she crawled over him and as soon as she touched [Baggett], she said she was cold, stiff and she was gone,” he said.
When police arrived at the home, they found Baggett’s decomposing body in the bed shared by Johnson.…
Santa Clara, CA – Police in California have arrested three 16-year-old boys, accusing them of sexually assaulting 15-year-old Audrie Pott at a party last year. Days later, Audrie would kill herself after photos of the attack began circulating online.
Audrie Pott was attending a house party at a friend’s house in September 2012 with about eight or ten high school students. Alcohol was being consumed and Audrie got so drunk she ended up unconscious in a bedroom. That’s where at least three male teens performed various sexual acts on her.
“Based on what we know, she was unconscious, there were multiple boys in the room with her,” attorney Robert Allard said. “They did unimaginable things to her while she was unconscious.”
During the assault, someone took photos of Audrie which were first spread via cell phones but ultimately ended up on Facebook. Shortly after the incident, Audrie wrote on her Facebook page: “The whole school knows…My life is ruined.” A week later, Audrie took her own life after learning that photos of the sexual assault were being distributed online.…
Police arrived at his home, they found the 64-year-old covered with blood with wounds to his chest. Inside the home, his wife and son were found stabbed to death in separate rooms.
Maraventano told police that he used to “frequented with prostitutes” and thought he had contracted HIV or another disease and passed it on to his wife. When his wife got sick recently, and tests revealed it was not cancer, Maraventano assumed she was suffering from a nasty disease he may have picked up from a whore.
Not wanting his wife to suffer, or possibly not wanting her to find out she was suffering from an STD she contracted from her husband, Maraventano decided he must kill her to end her suffering. So, while she was sleeping, he stabbed her twice with a a 14-inch kitchen knife.
He then decided he must kill his 27-year-old son because he didn’t think he could make it without his parents.…
Rehtaeh Parsons’ Mother Pleading For Online Lynch Mob To Stop Harassing Boys Who Allegedly Raped Her DaughterApril 11, 2013 at 10:37 am by Morbid
Nova Scotia, Canada – The mother of 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons, the teenager who killed herself after allegedly being raped by four boys two years ago, is asking that online lynch mobs please leave the boys linked to the allegations alone, and let the justice system do its job.
Parsons’ mother says her daughter committed suicide after years of being bullied following an alleged rape by four boys when she was 15. A pictures from the incident was circulated online, leading to Parsons being harassed online by her peers.
No charges were ever filed against any of the boys involved, and Parsons mother would use Facebook to post her daughter’s story, blaming her daughter’s suicide on bullies, the justice system, and the four boys who allegedly raped her two years ago. By Wednesday night, an online petition calling for an inquiry into the police investigation had garnered more than 60,000 signatures.
Of course, as is usually the case when supposed injustices are posted online via social networking, people began talking about exacting revenge against the persons they feel are responsible for said injustice.…
CHICAGO, IL – Let it not be said that superstition and lore have no place in modern-day baseball, as evidenced by Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts receiving a package in the mail at Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon. The contents? A severed goat’s head.
The goat’s head, in all likelihood, is a reference to the infamous curse of the billy goat, a piece of baseball history that dates back to the 1945 World Series, and an incident in which Sam Sianis, a Cubs fan, was asked to leave a game against the rival Detroit Tigers due to the smell of his billy goat. Lost in years of retelling is whether the goat was the man’s date, or had its own ticket.
According to Julian Green, a team spokesman, a package was dropped at Wrigley Field’s Gate K on Wednesday, addressed to Ricketts. The package was apparently delivered by an unknown person, and did not appear to have been delivered by the USPS. Police were called at around 2:30, when it was determined that officials had on their hands an, “intimidating package.” Bet that was a heckuva phone call.…
The victim reportedly told police he met the women at a nightclub and accepted a ride home in the early morning hours of March 31. Instead of dropping him off at his doorstep, he said, they sexually assaulted him in a nearby parking lot. All four of ‘em.
Police declined to provide details of the alleged sexual assault, thank gawd, but say the man finally decided to come forward last Friday.
According to the victim, the women are all somewhere between the ages of 30 and 36, each stood about 5-foot-4 and each weighed about 200 pounds. They were wearing short black dresses, high heels and no pantyhose. The driver had a British accent with short blond hair and a tattoo of wings on the back of her neck, the man told police. Another woman had longer, dark hair with red dye at the bottom. All four were last seen driving off in a silver Honda SUV.…
West Covina, CA — An unidentified man with a helluva DIY project in mind, apparently walked into a West Covina Home Depot Wednesday evening and proceeded to saw through both of his arms as horrified customers looked on.
Police and witnesses say the man calmly walked into the store’s tool section just before 1:00 p.m., grabbed several small handsaws, including one meant to cut sheet rock, and got busy.
“He cut both arms with hand saws down to the bone,” said West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez. “He was pretty much intent on doing what he did.”
An off-duty paramedic from the Pasadena Fire Department had been shopping nearby and rushed to help.
“The officers had already found the man down, face down, blood all over the store, multiple aisles, and the whole store is in chaos,” the paramedic, Art Hurtado, said.
Hurtado told reporters he thought the man was dead, but when he checked he found breath and a slight pulse and said he thought to himself, “I can save this guy.”
With help from others, Hurtado rounded up some rags and rope and, poof!…
According to the police report, Samantha Malson and her boyfriend, Lars Hansen, had been celebrating his 26th birthday that evening — shit got hostile shortly after Hansen accused Malson of drinkin’ up all the liquor in the house.
Malson told police she left the house and went to cool off in her car. Hansen reportedly texted her from inside the house, inviting her back in on one condition: that she not “go crazy.” Yeah, cause crazy bitches follow orders.
Once back inside, all was copacetic. For a minute….
The couple began listening to the tune and Hansen began singing along. Because, how could you not? This displeased Malson. She told police she requested that Hansen STFU already – about 25 times.
“He just annoyed me,” she said. “So I pushed him.”
She went on to say that after pushing him a few times, she grabbed him by the throat.…
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Police have arrested Kisha Carter on animal cruelty charges after they say she killed two puppies by tossing them from the third floor of a motel balcony.
The SPCA said they received a report that a guest at the Crystal Inn tossed the puppies from a balcony at the motel. Another guest found the injured puppies and rushed them to a nearby animal hospital. One of the puppies died on the way, while the other died at the hospital.
SPCA said they were able to identify Carter as the person responsible after interviewing the guest that found the puppies and reviewing the motel’s surveillance footage.
They worked with New Orleans police and Carter was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of simple cruelty to animals. She is currently being held without a set bond on a municipal attachment – which, in Louisiana, usually means she failed to appear to court on a past charge.
If Kisha Carter is convicted, the most she would be looking at is a fine up to $1,000 and a possible six months behind bars.…
PORT SALERNO, FL — Police are looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in a neighborhood park after using the “help me find my dog” routine.
The girl was playing with her two younger sisters at Manatee Creek Park on Sunday when she was approached by a man who asked her to help find his dog in the woods.
Once in the woods at the back of the park, the man pulled the girl’s pants down and sexually assaulted her for about five minutes. He let her go after she began struggling and yelling for help.
The girl ran to her home located across the street from the park and told her mother what happened. The mother and the girl got in the car and headed back to the park while the mother called 911 to report what happened.
The dispatcher asked the mother to return to her home because a deputy was on the way to her home to interview the girl while several others would search the woods behind the park.…
Toms River, NJ – According to Toms River police Chief Michael Mastronardy, 6-year-old Brandon Holt has died after being shot in the head by a 4-year-old friend.
On Monday evening, Brandon was playing in the backyard of the 4-year-old’s home when the younger boy went inside, then came back out with a .22 caliber rifle.
A shot went off and Brandon, who was standing about 15 yards away, was struck in the head. The boy was rushed to the hospital where he was initially listed in stable condition, but died on Tuesday after his condition steadily deteriorated.
Mastronardy called the shooting a tragic incident, but added that the Atlantic County prosecutor’s office currently investigating the incident to determine whether anyone should be facing criminal charges.
“I had just been telling my sister how nice it is to see kids playing together and enjoying themselves, and then this happens,” said Debi Coto, a neighbor. “I’m sad for the children involved and their families, but I’m angry with whoever owns that gun and allowed a little child to get hold of it.”
It would be very hypocritical of me to blast the owners of some the dogs we feature on this site without doing the same for some of the gun owners.…
AUSTIN, TX – Police say they arrested a man who broke into and vandalized a Department of Public Safety’s driver license office , including committing a bit of fecal-graffiti.
Kenneth Vanlue, 40, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and burglary of a building after approaching troopers investigating a break-in at the office on North Lamar Boulevard, an affidavit said.
According to police, about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to a reported burglary at the office, where they discovered the front door glass smashed. The windows had been broken with a brake drum, the affidavit said.
When troopers entered the building, they found several items destroyed, extensive damage to the office’s computers and equipment, and the word “surcharge” written in feces on the lobby wall. Yep, sounds like someone with a gripe to me. Or IBS.
The officers also found two severely damaged department vehicles, both with body damage caused by a sharp tool. Trash cans had been used to smash the vehicles’ windows as well as bust up the hoods and trunks, according to the affidavit.…
Phoenix, AZ - Police have arrested 21-year-old Rickesha Burns after they say she shoved a vibrator so far up her 2-year-old son’s ass, surgery is now required to remove it.
Burns called police Sunday to report that she was at a park with her son, and while she was “looking at a text message for about 10 seconds,” a 12-year-old boy she didn’t know at the park did something to her son, causing him to bleed from his anus.
After being brought to the hospital, doctors found the boy had numerous bruises around his anus, a “hanger type” bruise on his hip, and yet another bruise on his neck.
But that was nothing. After further investigating, doctor’s found that someone had shoved “a vibrator or some other sex toy” up the boy’s rectum. It was so far up the poor kid’s ass, he will have to have surgery to get it out.
The bruises around around the boy’s anus appear to have been caused when someone used a hangar, or something similar, to try and pry the vibrator out of the kid’s rectum.…
Police say Michael Lucero, 20, was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and formally charged with the child’s death.
A criminal complaint was filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office alleging Lucero committed abuse of the toddler that resulted in the boy’s death while the boy’s mother was at work.
According to court documents, the injured toddler was brought to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana after he lost consciousness at his home in the 1100 block of East Philadelphia Street Thursday shortly after midnight.
Police officers were called after hospital officials reported a child had been brought in with life-threatening injuries. After being evaluated, paramedics rushed the boy to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he died later that morning.
“This investigation is still ongoing,” said police spokesman Cpl. Bill Russell. “Detectives are trying to determine if there was a propensity for violence and if anyone else knew this was occurring.”
Police have said Lucero babysat his girlfriend’s child while she was working, and the boy’s mother hasn’t been labeled a suspect at this time.…
Bronx, NY – Police say 9-year-old Justice Williams hanged herself in the shower, possibly depressed over the birth of a sibling.
Justice’s mother made the horrific discovery Sunday night after checking on her daughter because she was taking too long in the shower. When she entered the bathroom, she found Justice motionless, with a white cloth around her neck hanging from the metal shower frame door.
Justice was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead minutes later. Sources say Justice had recently seen a therapist for help dealing with the birth of new half-sibling. She told family members she “wanted to die” when the new baby was born nearly a year ago, prompting her mother to get her professional help.
Despite this, her family is shocked that Justice would take her own life. She seemed to have adjusted well with her new sibling in the home, was performing well at school and never mentioned any type of bullying.
Yesterday, Justice’s death was officially ruled a suicide by the medical examiner.…
Des Moines, IA - Sheena Cornwell is facing animal torture charges after she callously killed her dog by using the dog’s leash to hang it in the garage.
Joshua VanDyke said Cornwell was upset with Lillie, a 15-year-old pit bull, barking inside the garage. He said that he watched Cornwell enter the garage with the dog’s collar. He said she returned 10 minutes later, stating: ‘She’s dead, I killed her.’
After rushing into the garage and finding Lillie hanging hanging from the rafters, he called 911. When police arrived, they found Lillie dead, hanging from her leash.
“This is the first time I’ve seen a dog strung up like that. The dog deserved better than that.” Des Moines Police Officer Greg Catron said.
Cornwell told police that Lillie had medical issues and would die soon anyway. “She did not appear to be remorseful. She said she saw nothing wrong with her actions,” Catron said. “She didn’t think there was anything wrong with the way she put this dog to death.”
Sheena Cornwell was arrested and charged with one count of animal torture.…
Calaway, FL – Tyler Jett, the 7-year-old boy who was mauled by two of his neighbor’s bulldogs, has died from his injuries.
Tyler was riding his bicycle home from school when he was dragged off his bike by two bulldogs, an Alapaha blue blood and a brindle, both owned by Edward Daniels. Family members rushed to help Tyler after hearing his screams and managed to pull the dogs off him.
Neighbors told police that moments before the two dogs turned their attention on Tyler, they had been chasing after another child. “Tyler did not provoke these dogs,” Tyler’s stepmother said. “These dogs (dragged) this 7-year-old across my front yard.”
Tyler Jett was rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, where he remained in a coma, before dying days later from a punctured carotid artery.
Daniels was initially arrested on drugs charges after police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his home, but was later charged with tampering with evidence after he allegedly washed blood from the dogs’ faces after the attack.…