In The Mean Time...
Last January, someone walking ini some woods outside of Berlin found the charred remains of 19-year-old Maria Peiner, who was 8-months-pregnant.
It didn’t take long before police had Peiner’s boyfriend, Toben, in custody – along with his long-time friend, 20-year-old Daniel Mueller.
Both men blamed the other for Peiner’s death, but police would eventually determine that both men lured the pregnant teen into the woods after telling her they were going shopping for baby clothes.
Once in the woods, Toben hit the girl with a piece of wood before stabbing her with a bread knife. He then poured gasoline on the still conscious girl, and set her on fire.
“She was still conscious, it could have been 10, 20, 30 seconds – she was still moving,” the judge said at Toben’s sentencing.
The judge accused Toben of hatching the plan to kill his pregnant girlfriend because “he wanted a free, happy life which he had control over.” As for Mueller the judge said he “acted for the sole purpose of taking pleasure in the destruction of another human being’s life.”
Both men were sentenced to 14 years in prison….…
On Friday night, the Quasarano family returned home from family movie night at Faith Baptist Church of Linden to find the high winds had knocked out power to their home.
So Leonard Quasarano ran out to Home Depot to pick up a 10,000 Watt generator that is attached to a 40-pound propane tank. The generator was cranked up after being set up in the home’s walk-out basement.
That night, or possibly the following morning, all six members of the family would die from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a lack of ventilation that caused the gas to build up inside. There were no carbon monoxide detectors in the home.
Their bodies would not be found until Sunday, after concerned family members stopped by the home to check on them. According to Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell, the family didn’t know what hit them and “dropped in their spots” throughout the home.…
Isabella Heffernan was reported missing on Sunday morning after her family woke up and discovered she was not inside the home. The 10-year-old was last seen alive when she went to bed at around 10 p.m. the night before.
Police organized a search team that included deputies, K-9 units, and an air unit. At around 4:30 p.m. that afternoon, Heffernan’s dead body was found in a field behind her home. She had been shot to death.
Sheriff McKeithen said they began looking at Heffernan’s teenage brother as a suspect after his father told police he believed his son may have had something to do with her disappearance, and had actually handcuffed the boy earlier in the day.
When interviewed by police, Lochridge told investigators different stories as to how his little sister ended up shot to death behind their home. First he said he shot her with a .22 caliber rifle after mistaking her for a deer.…
HOUSTON, TX – Veronica Harris and Christen Rogers have been arrested for dousing a 4-year-old girl in alcohol and lighting her on fire.
The girl was brought to an emergency room last May, suffering from burns to almost 40% of her body. Harris, her aunt and custodial guardian, claimed she had no idea how the girl was burned.
Harris said it had been 24 hours since the little girl was injured but she had been unable to get her medical attention because she didn’t have transportation. She also stated she should have called 911.
Investigators would learn how the girl was injured from the child herself. She told police that her aunt strapped her into a car seat for being bad. She said after she was strapped in, her aunt poured a bottle of alcohol all over her.
While still strapped into her seat and wearing only a diaper, Rodgers held a lighter to her stomach and set her on fire.
Harris told investigators that the alcohol was used to treat the girl’s mosquito bites while Rodgers denies lighting the girl on fire.…
On February 3, officials at the school the victim attends called Child Protective Services to report they suspected the boy was being abused.
According to an affidavit, the boy is described as being under 14-years-old and with special needs. When interviewed by law enforcement, he told them that his mom and her boyfriend had punished him after he had “put his finger inside the family dog’s butt.”
The boy didn’t get caught doing this, mind you; he did it and then told his mother’s boyfriend, 45-year-old Casey Shackleford, what he did because he wanted to “do the right thing.”
In response to this, Shackleford allegedly grabbed the boy by the hair, pinned him down, and instructed the boy’s mother, 40-year-old Christi Howell, to pour cold water over the boy’s face as he held a towel over it.
After they were done, Shackleford and Howell tied a rope around the boy’s genitals and around his neck. …
The incident happened on December 23, inside a Waffle House where Evans and 37-year-old Brian Mikeals both worked.
On that night, Mikeals got so sick that he was rushed to the hospital where he fell into a four week long coma. Staff were able to determine that the man had overdosed on methamphetamine.
Investigators quickly learned how the meth got into Mikeal after reviewing surveillance footage taken from inside the restaurant. In the video, Evans can be seen taking her coworker’s drink to the bathroom area while he was outside, then returning it without his knowledge.
Evans was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Why Evans would do something like this to her co-worker remains a mystery as she has refused to cooperate with the investigation.
However, in this video, Mikeals’ sister speculates the motive was because her brother spurned Evans’ romantic advances and refused to work with her.…
Masters, 29, is already serving a 50-year prison sentence after he was convicted last year of making child porn that he would share online. Investigators found 21 videos and images depicting sexual exploitation of a child.
Some of the child porn video discovered by investigators were of the younger Masters raping the 18-month-old girl three times over an eight-day period in 2012. The videos were taken in a motel room and show Masters raping the girl, who was sometimes tied to a bed. Court records also state that in one video, Masters urinated on the child.
On Monday, Masters pleaded guilty to five felony charges in relation to those sexual assaults, a plea the judge accepted. Masters is facing a minimum of 50 more years in prison when he is sentenced in March.
Masters’ older brother, 32-year-old Timothy Masters, is also in prison serving a 27-year sentence after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.…
We have a slew of wood chipper related deaths reported on this site. Each one of them were horrific and one contained a term made by a medical examiner that I will never forget: total morselization.
But a man trimming trees last Friday beat the odds after he survived being pulled head first into a wood chipper. The man was feeding limbs into the machine when a harness he was wearing became entangled.
Before he was able to untangle himself, he was dragged head first into the wood chipper. However, the lucky son-of-a-bitch was saved from certain death when his leg tripped the safety bar that turned off the machine just as his helmeted head hit the blades.
The unidentified man, described only as being in his 20s, was taken to the hospital to treat a broken leg and a head injury, but he is expected to make a full recovery.…
YORK, PA – Heather Hall is one nasty piece of work. The mother of two is in jail after she choked her 11-year-old son on Valentine’s Day when he tried stopping her from putting his baby sister outside in the snow.
According to the charging documents, Hall told her son she no longer wanted his 2-year-old sister and threatened to put her outside in freezing temperatures.
When her son blocked a hallway to stop her, she allegedly grabbed him by the throat until he couldn’t breathe. The boy also told police that when he went to grab a blanket that he and his sister could use in case Hall did put his sister outside, she tackled him.
When police got to the apartment, Officer Michael Jordan looked through a sliding-glass door and saw Hall asleep on the couch, with her daughter pinned between her and the back of the couch.
Jordan was able to wake up Hall who, according to documents, asked, “What the fuck are you doing in my house, Jordan?” She continued to scream at the officer until the father of the toddler, Mark Gibbs, arrived at the apartment.…
Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning after a young female inside the home called to report a domestic incident.
When police arrived on the scene they were confronted by Andrews, a partner at Manhattan law firm Andrews and Andrews, who was armed with a knife. An officer shot and killed Andrews when he refused to listen to commands.
“We actually came to the home and one of our officers was immediately confronted by an individual who would not comply with any demands to stay where he was,” said Lt. James Perez, Fairfield police. “That individual made a lunge at our officer, our officer in self-defense, fired.”
Inside the home, police would find Andrews’ family members in various rooms suffering from a myriad of beating and stabbing injuries.
According to reports, Andrews first attacked his wife and inflicted severe stab and blunt force wounds to her face.…
Police were called to the Hammond’s home on Valentine’s Day and found John Hammond with “scratch marks on his face, sore ribs and a large knot on the back of his head.”
The injuries, according to John, were from his wife attacking him with a mini baseball bat and repeatedly kicking him in the ribs as he was semi-conscious.
When police asked Kimberly for an explanation, she told them she had watched a marathon of The Walking Dead the night before, then drank eight beers that morning.
She became increasingly upset about it being Valentine’s Day and not having received a present from her husband… so she gave him the what-for.
Police arrested Kimberly on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence. She took a Breathalyzer test while at the jail that revealed her blood alcohol content was .221. She was released the next day.…
Police responded to a home where Mesa lived with his mother after receiving reports from neighbors that Mesa was naked and beating the ever-living shit out of his mother in front of her home.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Nancy Mesa lying dead in the front yard, suffering from a stab wound to the chest. She would die on the way to the hospital.
According to police, the attack on the woman was so brutal that the blade had broken off inside her chest.
Mesa was still near the scene and was taken into custody after police noticed he had possible blood stains on him, and after witnesses told them they watched Mesa punch and kick his mother.
While at the jail, Mesa was so combative towards other police officers and inmates, that he had to be outfitted with the lovely spit mask he can be seen wearing in his booking photo.…
DAYTON, OH – Less than two days after getting out of jail on a DUI charge, 61-year-old James Pohlabeln killed four people, and himself, after plowing into another vehicle while driving the wrong way down I-75.
Two days ago, Pohlabeln crashed into a parked car. After declining to take a breath test, he was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control. He was released later that same evening after pleading not guilty.
Early Saturday morning, police started to receive phone calls from motorists on I-75 reporting Pohlabeln driving the wrong way down the interstate. Minutes later, Pohlabeln crashed his four-door sedan head-on into a Honda CRV with such force that the SUV flipped upside down.
Pohlabeln died in the collision, as did the four occupants in the other car. Kyle Canter, 23; Earl Miller II, 27; Devin Bachmann, 26; and Vashti Nicole Brown, 29, died instantly, according to police. Kyle, Earl and Devin were all three members of Counterflux, a local rock band about to release a new album.…
According to Iron County Sheriff Roger Medley, Tackett was visiting with his mother, Amber Tackett, at the home of her ex-boyfriend. The couple left the home at around midnight to run an errand, leaving the boy in the care of the boy’s grandparents.
When the couple returned around an hour later, they noticed the front door was open and the boy was not in the house. Police were called and a search began immediately that consisted of 50 volunteer searchers.
At around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, a neighbor spotted the boy in the back of a van parked almost a mile away. He was wearing only a diaper and was wrapped in a blanket. Tackett was pronounced dead at the scene, but a cause of death was not known. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
When asked whether the public should be concerned about a “random killer” on the loose, Medley responded “No” and added that the boy’s death appears to be an isolated incident.…
According to reports, Evans was sitting inside the restaurant looking “sketchy” and disheveled. Evans was known to the workers and, going by statements made to the press, has a history of mental issues.
A sheriff’s deputy was called to the location to check on a report about Evans causing a problem. According to witnesses, the officer sat down beside Evans and asked him how he was doing. Evans responded by pulling out a handgun and shooting the officer in the head.
“I saw him fall back out of his chair and the blood started coming out,” said one patron sitting 10-feet away from the shooting.
Evans fled the scene and witnesses gave responding officers a description the direction Evans was headed. One deputy caught up to him, leading to an exchange of gunfire that left both Evans and the officer dead.
The names of the two police officers have not been released yet, at least not while I am writing this up, but it was reported that one was a 30-year veteran and the other served 16 years.…
Neighbors called police to perform a welfare check Tuesday afternoon at the home of 78-year-old James Earl Reed and 59-year-old Sharon Reed.
Police would find Laster outside of the home when they arrive. Inside the home the would find Laster’s grandparents had both been shot and decapitated.
Police would also find three small children inside the daycare, but they were in the garage and reportedly did not see the murders.
“Luckily, they weren’t injured in any way, shape or form,” said Sgt. Ashley Peters, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Laster was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of murder. No motive has been revealed at this point.…
GLENARDEN, MD – Police have accused 22-year-old Deonte Carraway of using students at the elementary school he volunteered at to create child porn during school hours.
Police were notified by a relative of a victim after they found a nude photo on the child’s cell phone that had been sent to Carraway via the “Kik” messenger app.
During their investigation, police found about 40 videos showing children between the ages of 9-13 performing sexual acts on each other or alone at Carraway’s direction.
Carraway admitted to making the videos and was arrested on 10 counts of felony child pornography. Police believe Carraway sexually abused some of the children so they tacked on 10 counts of sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree sexual offense. More charges are likely, according to police.
Police believe Carraway, who is also listed as the head of youth ministries at Zion Praise, produced more videos at the Glenarden Municipal Center, the Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center and some private homes.
Some parents are not surprised by the accusations, saying Carraway was “fishy” and wishing they would have said something sooner.…
We first reported on Millsap when she went missing in 2014 after going for a walk with the family dog. Hours after sending her boyfriend a text that read: “I nearly got kidnapped OMFG,” some joggers found her body in a drainage ditch along the Macomb Orchard Trail.
Millsap’s shorts and underwear were around her ankles, and her shoes had been removed. Her cause of death would later be determined to be blunt head trauma and asphyxia due to neck compression someone stomping on the girl’s neck, face and chest.
There were no witnesses to the murder, but people reported seeing a man in the area on a motorcycle wearing a black helmet. Going through the physical and electronic evidence they had, along with eyewitness testimony, investigators identified their suspect.
“Law enforcement took great care to follow every tip and every lead to its conclusion,” County Prosecutor Eric Smith said.…