In The Mean Time...
WILLIMANTIC, CT – Carroll Bumgarner-Ramos has been arrested after his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter died from “indescribable atrocities” which included a skull fracture, bite marks, burns, trauma to her genitals and swollen eyes.
The girl’s mother, 26-year-old Kim Lam, had only been living with 29-year-old Ramos for a month when she let Ramos babysit her daughter on June 22 while she went to work. When she returned that night, her daughter had a bruise on her forehead that Ramos claimed was a result of the girl falling off the bed and hitting her head on a heater.
Lam said she that she was suspicious of Ramos’ explanation, but let it go because she didn’t think her boyfriend would harm her daughter. She then let Ramos babysit her daughter again last Thursday. When she returned home from work at around 9 pm, she found her daughter in bed covered with vomit. She was babbling incoherently and her face was swollen.
She told police that Ramos suggested the girl was suffering from Lyme disease, an illness he had once and had similar symptoms.…
Saginaw, TX – On Monday night, some teens found the body of a young girl underneath a tarp in the middle of a neighborhood street. She was wearing only purple underwear, her feet and legs were bound and she had a plastic grocery bag over her head.
The neighborhood kids discovered the tarp in the middle of the street near Roundrock Drive and Cindy Lane. They found the girl’s body, believed to be around 4 or 5 years old, when they lifted the tarp.
“At first, I just thought it was some rubber stuff at first, and then I got a closer look and all I saw was a bag and I saw some hair sticking out and so, I was like, ‘Oh my God! It’s a girl!’ And that’s when I dropped to my knees and just started crying,” said 18-year-old John Smith.
Saginaw police have requested help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an FBI Evidence Response Team was collecting evidence and taking photographs of the crime scene early Tuesday morning.…
MARYVILLE, MO — Moments after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, Steve Parson took a fatal dose of cyanide inside the courtroom.
The 48-year-old had been charged with forcible sodomy but after a three day trial, a jury found him guilty of statutory sodomy. He was facing a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, but I guess that was seven years too many for Parsons.
“As the judge was polling the jury, Mr. Parson’s stood up, walked to where I was seated and looked at me and said, ‘I’m going to throw up,’” said Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White, who was seated near Parsons.
A couple minutes after taking a small drink out of a cup and returning to his seat, Parsons got busy dying. “Mr. Parson’s arched his back and began to have a seizure,” White said. Parsons would stop breathing shortly after and would be pronounced dead on his way to the hospital.
Investigators would soon learn that Parson had ordered 100g of cyanide from a company on June 25 and had it shipped overnight.…
THIBODAUX, LA — Police have arrested a 49-year-old homeless man after they say he raped a pre-teen twice in the last couple weeks.
Police were first alerted to Brian Stickel after the victim told their parents they had repeated sexual contact with Stickel, a friend of the family who lives in the woods near-by.
The first time Stickel allegedly gave the victim money and sexually abused the child inside the victim’s home, said Thibodaux Public Information Officer David Melancon. The second time Stickel sexually abused the child was a few weeks later after Stickel lured the victim into the woods on the pretense of showing the victim how to shoot a bow and arrow.
Police found Stickel sitting in front of an apartment across the street from the victim’s home and arrested him. Brian Stickel has been charged with with two counts of aggravated rape and is being held on a $300,000 bond.
So if you think you’re having a bad day, imagine finding out that a homeless man was in your house fucking your kid.…
Gainesville, FL – A Gainesville teen has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his 54-year-old father in the chest because he wanted to know what it felt like to kill a person.
Last Tuesday, 18-year-old Bamboo Flute Blanchard picked up a pocketknife his younger brother had been using and stated, “I wonder what it would be like to take a life.” Blanchard then rubbed the knife on his chest and said he didn’t think he could “handle it.”
I guess he wanted to test his resolve because afterwards he walked to a bedroom where his father was sleeping, followed by his younger brother, and stabbed the man in the chest with the pocketknife. 911 one was called and the man was taken to the hospital. He was released the next day and is expected to be fine.
Bamboo’s father would later tell investigators he initially thought his son had punched him in the chest before looking down and realized the crazy sumbitch ahd stabbed him.…
Upper Darby, PA - A couple in Pennsylvania were at the wrong place at the wrong time when they got caught having sex in a public park by 25 police officers on bicycles.
The officers were doing some bicycle training in Naylor’s Run Park when they encountered 37-year-old Richard McBride giving the business to a 41-year-old potato, called a Jennifer Harvey, near a baseball field.
“There they are, on the first base line. There’s a bench, she is bent over the bench and our friend is behind her with his pants down to his ankle, banging away,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood while gagging.
Police approached the pair and charged them both with lewdness and disorderly conduct. “Imagine being arrested by 25 cops,” Chitwood said. “They were as shocked as the police were.”
Despite having sex in the open in broad daylight, police say they’re the only ones that will need years of therapy as no one else was in the vicinity.
Investigators say they don’t know if the two were dating, but don’t suspect prostitution. …
TAMPA, FL — A man in Tampa has been charged with animal cruelty after police said he strangled the family dog, then cooked it.
According to a police statement, someone called police to report one of their family members, 25-year-old Elliot Huggins, had strangled the family dog.
When police arrived at the location, they found the dog’s head in the garbage and the dog’s ribs cooked in a pot on the stove. The rest of the animal was found in the freezer after Huggins “expertly” cut the animal apart, according to an investigator with Hillsborough Animal Services
They also said that this is probably not the first time Huggins has done this. Huggins was taken into custody and charged with animal cruelty, and is currently in jail on $2,000 bond.
Personally, I don’t have an issue with people eating any animal as food, including their pets. Aside from obvious social taboos, I don’t understand why we aren’t able to consume meat from any animal that isn’t endangered (or human).
It’s not that I’m jumping at the chance to eat dog or cat, but I’ve heard donkey meat is delicious yet you cannot buy it here in the US.…
CINCINNATI, OH – Two half-brothers were found dead after police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot his 9-year-old half brother before turning the gun on himself.
The boys were found on Wednesday inside their grandparents’ home where they lived. In an upstairs bedroom, investigators say 12-year-old Austin Wiseman shot and killed his 9-year-old half-brother, Blake Campbell, before he killed himself with the same gun.
Investigators will now try to determine if this was a murder-suicide, a suicide pact or an accidental shooting followed by suicide. I’m going with the latter.
“There was no sign of a struggle,” Jackson County Coroner Dr. Gregory Hawker said. “The younger boy was just sitting in a children’s chair, sitting there like he was watching TV.”
Only two shots were fired from a .44-caliber handgun that belonged to the boys’ grandfather, Police Chief Carl Eisnaugle said Friday. The grandparents were not home at the time of the shootings, having left earlier to take care of some personal business.
Investigators have taken Wiseman’s computer in hopes that it contains clues to what might have led up to the shootings, but Eisnaugle said there’s the possibility that there may never be an explanation.…
MEMPHIS, TN – Police have arrested Marcus Curry after they say he killed a German Shepard puppy by placing it in a running dishwasher.
Police were called Wednesday by an apartment maintenance man who found a dead German Shepherd puppy in a dumpster. He told police it was the same dog he saw earlier on Curry’s apartment porch on a short leash and without water.
When he and some other workers gave Curry’s dog some water, they told Curry he needed to take better care of the dog. Afterwards, Curry took the puppy inside but came out an hour later to put a red duffel bag in the dumpster.
“I was thinking to myself ‘That must be the dog,’” said the worker. “I unzipped the bag and saw the dog and it was wet.”
When police questioned Curry, he didn’t initially admit to placing the dog in the dishwasher, but did admit he put it in the dumpster. But a witness told investigators that Curry told him he put the dog in the dishwasher and “left it in there too long” while another witness saw the puppy in the dishwasher and said it was not moving when Curry took it out.…
Danbury, CT – A 12-year-old student at Broadview Middle School is facing attempted murder charges after police say he brought a knife to school with the intent to kill some of his classmates.
At around 12:30 p.m. Monday, on the last day of the school year, a teacher asked to search the unidentified boy’s backpack. I’ve read a few articles, but some of the details surrounding the teacher’s decision to search this particular boy’s backpack are unclear.
One article says that the boy had threatened some classmates in gym class, while another states the teacher simply felt that something was “off” with the boy. Regardless, when the boy was asked to hand over his backpack, he ran inside a bathroom and threw the knife out a window. When police questioned him later, he told them where the knife was.
None of the articles I read detail anything else the boy told police, but they seem quite confident that the boy brought the knife with the sole intention of harming other classmates.…
AUBURN, WA – Scores of maggots were discovered eating away at an obese elderly woman’s dead flesh, but authorities say there may have been an upside. The insects likely kept the helpless victim alive by slowing a spreading infection.
The 70-year-old woman’s daughter, Sherrie Morton, now faces felony elder-abuse charges after King County sheriff’s deputies found the victim stuck to her bedding in a home strewn with garbage and smelling of feces, urine and ammonia, according to reports. She had an unknown number of maggots eating at an open wound, and her bed sheets were described as being “soiled with the byproducts of an injury and covered in bugs.” Not unlike a freshman dorm room during finals week.
Deputies were called to the home near Southeast 315th Street, where they spotted the 70-year-old woman laying on a bed through a window. Upon entering the home, they were confronted by Morton, 46. She allegedly told detectives that she was her mother’s caretaker, and that she called 911 after spotting the maggots and smelling “rotting flesh” in her mother’s room.…
PASADENA, MD – A teen in Maryland trying to get out of a simple marijuana charge has now been charged with attempted murder after he dragged a cop with his car.
Brian Hafer’s world turned to shit Monday night after police spotted marijuana in plain view in the vehicle the 18-year-old was driving. Police ordered Hafer and the other occupants in the vehicle to get out of the car, but Hafer refused.
When a detective reached inside to unlock the driver’s door and drag Hafer’s dumbass out of the vehicle, Hafer drove off with the detective’s arm trapped inside and dragged the guy approximately 60 feet before he fell off and into the road.
Other officers chased after Hafer who eventually stopped on Duvall Highway. Hafer’s passenger, 18-year-old Kevin Schofield, showed he had a bit more brains than his friends and was taken into custody without incident.
Hafer still refused to comply with officers and refused to get out of the vehicle. When he was finally pulled out, he became combative and punched and kicked the arresting officers.…
Police were called to a home Tuesday night where they found Barbara Herrara on the ground outside of the home. The 56-year-old was suffering from 12 stab wounds to the cheek, breasts, chest, abdomen, back and shoulders.
Witnesses at the scene told police they saw Herrara fighting with her daughter, Jennifer Alvarado, and that Alvarado was “yelling incoherent statements and stated that she was going to kill (Herrera) because she was evil and possessed by the devil.”
They said that Alvarado had walked off after the attack and pointed in the direction she was headed. Police would find Alvarado walking in the neighborhood nude and covered in blood. After being taken into custody, Alvarado claimed responsibility for her mother’s extra holes, stating she stabbed her because she was “evil and possessed by the devil.”
Alvarado was placed under arrest and has been charged with attempted murder.…
BYRON TOWNSHIP, MI – A man turned his mother in to police after he recognized her in bank robbery surveillance photos.
On June 18, a woman wearing a bright red T-shirt with a large American flag on the front walked into a Bank of America, handed the teller a note demanding $2500 and left with $1,092. Police released surveillance photos of the woman and received a call from someone who knew the woman – her own son.
The man said the woman was 53-year-old Dee Anne Sanders and she could be found less than a mile from the bank at his Byron Township home. He said she was living with him and his three sons while she divorced his stepfather and that on the day of the robbery she’d given him $300 for groceries.
‘She asked if she could use my car, I said sure. She took it and she was back in like 15 minutes and said “Hey here is 300 bucks”.’
He decided to turn in his mother to protect his family and didn’t want his boys caught in the middle. …
Title: The Fort
Author: Aric Davis
I was on the toilet about to start reading C.J. Box’s THREE WEEKS TO SAY GOODBYE when I turned on my Kindle and was presented with an ad for Aric Davis’ THE FORT. Digging the stylish cover that featured three kids keeping lookout on and around a treehouse fort, I decided to see what the book was about. Here’s the official synopsis:
“During the waning summer days of 1987, a deranged Vietnam vet stalks Grand Rapids, Michigan, abducting and murdering nameless victims from the streets, leaving no leads for police. That is, until he picks up sixteen-year-old Molly. From their treehouse fort in the woods, three neighborhood boys spy the killer holding a gun to Molly’s back, they go to the police—only to have their story disregarded. But the boys know evil lives in their midst. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action—to find Molly, to protect themselves, to stand guard for the last long days of summer.”
A group of kids in the ’80s tracking down a Vietnam vet serial killer?…
NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – A teen in Texas was charged with making terroristic threats after he made a joke on Facebook regarding shooting schoolkids and eating their hearts.
Back in February, 18-year-old Justin Carter was on Facebook arguing with someone after a game of League of Legends, an online multiplayer game. After the other person called Justin insane, he replied “Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head, I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.” He then followed that with “lol” and “jk”.
Unfortunately for Justin, a woman in Canada saw the post and was not amused. After doing a search on Justin and seeing that he lived close to an elementary school, she contacted police. The next month, Justin was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat. He’s been in jail since March 27 and is now facing a possible eight years in prison if convicted.
Justin’s father is trying to make people aware of what his son is going through while also hoping it serves as a warning to others.…
BRAZIL, Indiana – We first reported on 39-year-old Richard Finkbiner last year after he was accused of blackmailing at least 100 people, mostly teenage boys, into performing sex acts online.
He was just was sentenced to 40 years in prison and fined $70,000.
Finkbiner was charged with sexual exploitation of children after two of his victims went to police to report they were being blackmailed. Finkbiner form online relationships with his victims using a fake profile, ultimately getting the teens to pose naked or perform sex acts.
He would then take this material and turn the boys into his own personal slaves by threatening to post the videos to gay porn sites, or the teen’s friends family, if they did not continue supplying him with more material.
He was pretty successful at it until a 14-year-old victim in Michigan just couldn’t take it anymore. After supplying Finkbiner with the sexually explicit material, the teen broke down from stress and “became emotional and hysterical, and disclosed to his brother what was happening,” according to FBI Special Agent Ryan Barrett said.…
Sumter, SC – Police say 58-year-old Larry Durant used his position as a pastor at Word International Ministries to get close to the three young females he sexually assaulted.
According to court documents, police were alerted to Durant’s activities in May after a parent got involved and had a conversation with one of Durant’s alleged victims. They then went to law enforcement with their claims and an investigation began.
That investigation would reveal that, as early as 2011, Durant offered private prayer sessions with young girls where he performed sex acts to heal them from “liking females, contracting sexual diseases or becoming pregnant early.”
So far they have identified three victims, one as young as 11-years-old. One of the victims claims that when she was 18, Durant had sex with her at his home and told her it was to stop her from “liking females”. She said DuRant told her if she told anyone about their private prayer session, she would be going “against God’s will”.
Police believe that there are more victims out there and are asking members of the church’s congregation to talk to their children.…