In The Mean Time...
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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!…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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. This makes Justice Williams the second pre-teen to kill themselves in the Bronx in less than a year.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.
The animal control officer who spoke with Daniels after the attack told deputies he had a “non-caring attitude” when he learned his two dogs had viciously attacked Tyler. Daniels remained in jail Sunday evening on a $29,000 bond.…Continue Reading
HAMDEN, CT - School officials say 12-year-old Gabriela Hudak died this week after a falling tree branch hit her in her front yard.
Gabriela “Gabby” Hudak suffered a serious head injury last Friday afternoon when the tree branch fell and struck her while she was in her front yard. On Thursday, Gabby was pronounced dead.
“It was terrible. It was terrible. You never want to hear about a child and certainly not the child’s family having to go through something as horrible as that,” said Gabby’s band teacher, Bill Gunn. On Thursday night, Gunn directed an elementary school band concert where Gabby would have played saxophone.
Counselors were made available at Hamden Middle School where she attended school. On Sunday, a memorial service was held at the Dunbar United Church of Christ.
School officials’ described Gabby as a “bright and shining star,” an avid reader with an inquiring mind and a good friend to all on a posting on the school district’s website. Some students reportedly went home on Thursday, distraught after learning of her death.…Continue Reading
Janet Strickland, 64, was charged with one count each of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm after her husband, William Strickland, 72, was killed in a hail of bullets in front of their home by his 19-year-old grandson, whose name is also William Strickland.
Janet Strickland, who knows about doing things the Chicago way, was not present at her bond hearing on Saturday. She was being held at a local hospital where she was being treated for lung disease and high blood pressure, according to the Chicago Tribune. Her bail was set at $500,000.
In full-on Capone mode, granny Strickland plotted with her teenage grandson, an admitted member of the Black P. Stones street gang, to kill her husband because she was “sick” of Strickland and wanted him dead, said Assistant State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos.
“They discussed on numerous occasions killing the victim,” Kwilos said during the hearing.…Continue Reading
COLUMBUS, GA – Devin Brown, 13, was found hanging in is closet after reportedly being bullied at school and being labeled a snitch.
Devin moved to Columbus six months ago to live with his dad, Ray Brown, and started school at Rothschild Middle School. His father says the bullying started in November.
“He got jumped, or somebody beat him up,” said Brown, Devin’s father. “He came home one time and had some peanut butter pies he had made for school. When he walked through the door he had some pie left, and he had it all over him. Someone had jumped on him and smeared it all over him.”
Things escalated last week after Devin saw a girl at school with a butcher knife threatening to stab a teacher. Devin told his teacher and the girl was taken into custody. Afterwards, he was labeled as a snitch and told his father that 15-20 people wanted to jump on him.
On the night he told his father about this, his stepmother realized Devin wasn’t in his bed and began looking for him while on the phone with his older sister.…Continue Reading
LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - The effort to rescue two children buried after a dirt wall collapsed on top of them, is now being treated as a recovery effort.
The 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, believed to be cousins, were playing in an excavated basement under construction when one of the dirt walls collapsed, burying them alive. One of the children’s father witnessed the collapse and called 911 at around 6 p.m. Sunday.
Using whatever they had that their immediate disposal, rescuers began trying to dig the children out, but after four hours of digging, they knew that their efforts were now to retrieve their dead bodies.
“This is now a recovery operation for these two children,” said Dion Burleson, public information officer for Lincoln County Emergency Management. “There are calls at times like this happen where we are not able to make a difference because it’s outside of our realm.”
Some 65 rescue personnel, including Charlotte and Huntersville fire units, worked overnight while family members of the children stood near the scene. One worker told reporters that as of this morning, crews had dug down almost 15 feet.…Continue Reading
New York, NY – Philip Ward was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1994 after he admitted to shooting his girlfriend to death in front her 11-year-old daughter, then raping the child. While incarcerated, he admitted to the 1989 murder of Veronica Bowen, his 21-year-old pregnant girlfriend found naked and headless on a Manhattan apartment rooftop.
Ward, 46, pleaded guilty to the murder on March 22 and on Friday, he was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison that will run consecutive to the sentence he is already serving.
Ward and Bowen met while in foster care as teenagers. Although they had two children, their relationship was pocked with domestic violence, leading to Bowen moving out of the apartment and leaving her children in Ward’s care. On the night she was murdered, Bowen was at Ward’s apartment to visit her children. She was six weeks pregnant and Ward said he did not believed the child was his.
After Ward talked Bowen into accompany him to the building’s roof, where they first had sex, he flew into a jealous rage.…Continue Reading