In The Mean Time...
At around 9:45 Friday night, Lambert and some others were hanging out on the American River Bike Trail near Bannister Park, messing around with a handgun and a bulletproof vest.
At some point the group decided to test out the effectiveness of the vest, so 19-year-old Miguel Martinez agreed to put it on and allowed Lambert to shoot him. Their test results revealed the vest to be a tad lacking in the bulletproofing department.
“The bullet penetrated the top of his vest,” said Martinez’ brother, Tom Cline. “my brother was hit, my brother said he couldn’t breathe.”
Cline said that after the shooting, one girl ran for help while two guys tried carrying Martinez out of the woods. Police arrived on the scene but it was too late for Martinez, who would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
The sheriff’s department said the killing was unintentional but have charged Lambert with homicide and have booked him into Sacramento County Main Jail without bail.…
The incident happened at around 10:20 p.m. Friday while Chevelle were on stage. Kirchhoff, 24, and two of his friends were on the Aragon’s second-floor balcony when they went through a door that took them to a catwalk.
After watching the show for a bit from their new vantage point, Kirchoff’s friends noticed he was no longer with them. They went looking for him and found that he’d fallen about 6 to 8 feet and was impaled through the chest by two metal rods protruding from the floor.
Chevelle cut their performance short as first-responders arrived and attended to Kirchhoff., but he would be pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Weiss Memorial Hospital.
The band would later post on their Facebook page, apologizing to their fans for cutting the show short and wishing Kirchoff a quick recovery.
“To our fans at the Chicago show: We are very sorry we had to end the show early.…
LA PLATA, MD — Here’s a morbid one out of Maryland where a mother was found by police at a park pushing her dead 3-year-old child in a swing.
According to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to Wills Memorial Park at around 6:55 a.m. Friday after someone called to report a woman pushing a child in a swing for an unusually long time.
When officers got to the park, they found the 24-year-old woman pushing a kid in a swing and immediately noticed that the boy had been dead for several hours. The child showed no signs of trauma and officials say the woman and her son may have been at the park since the day before.
The boy was taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed while the mother was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Diane Richardson said: “We have a lot of work to do to try to figure out what happened to this child.…
On Last Friday, Treaster and her boyfriend arrived at the Mount Nittany Medical Center to treat injuries the elderly man had received after being assaulted. Police were called to the hospital where the man would tell them a person he did not know entered his home and assaulted him.
He was in the hospital for two days to treat lacerations to the head and finger that needed stitches, an injury to his genitals and a minor brain bleed. When he was released, he met with police at his home and told them who really kicked his ass.
The man told them that his assailant was actually Treaster, his girlfriend. He said she flew into a jealous rage and slapped him in the face before throwing things through the house and punching him in the face.
He said he tried running from Treaster but she tackled him in the garage and climbed on top of him.…
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – A jury has found Donna Scrivo, 61, guilty of the 2014 murder and dismemberment of her mentally ill, adult son.
On January 27th 2014, Donna Scrivo reported that her son, Ramsay Scrivo, 32, had not returned after leaving their St. Clair Shores home the day before.
Three days later five bags containing parts of his body, clothing and burnt papers were located on a country road. Included inside one of the bags was an electric saw that was used to dismember his body.
According to the prosecution, Donna drugged her son with Xanax, strangled him to death and then dumped his body in a bathtub. After dismembering him into manageable pieces, she tossed the bags in four different places around St Clair County.
Throughout the trial Donna has maintained her innocence. She claimed she found an armed man in her son’s room who held her at gunpoint over a period of five days. She claimed the intruder killed her son and forced her into helping him dispose of the body.…
MEXICO – A 7-year-old boy playing near the Barra Santa Ana estuary was eaten alive by a crocodile in front of his horrified father.
It happened on Sunday afternoon as Manuel Abraham and his father played with a soccer ball at the edge of the river. After the ball rolled into the water, the boy instinctively ran to pick it up. That’s when the crocodile struck.
According to witnesses, the crocodile sprang from underneath the water and clamped down on the poor kid’s head. It then dragged him into the water in front of his helpless father and onlookers.
Despite attempts to rescue the boy, Abraham and the crocodile disappeared into the water. The boy’s remains have yet to be found, but not because of a lack of trying.
After the attack, city officials deployed the military, civil protection groups and fisherman to find the crocodile and the boy’s remains. This reaction probably stems from the fact that this was the eighth crocodile attack in the Bara Santa Ana estuary in the last two years.…
NORTH NAPLES, FL – Four years ago we reported on Christopher Serna, the psycho who decapitated his new girlfriend and pinned her nipples to a door. On Friday he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Last year Serna’s defense attorney was talking about using the insanity defense, which is rarely used despite what television and movies will have you believe, and barring the gruesome crime scene photos from being seen by potential jurors.
I guess they changed their mind and figured a plea deal and a half-century behind bars was the best they were ever gonna get for their client.
“This saved the family from having to relive the case and hear again what he did to her,” said Samantha Syoen, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. “In many people’s eyes, this is virtually a life sentence.”
I can sort of understand the family of Suzane Bishop agreeing to the deal and not rehashing the details of Bishop’s murder in court, complete with crime scene photos, as they were pretty horrific.…
On Monday, Bell’s 13 year-old granddaughter opened the freezer and found her dead cat. The girl texted a relative about her gruesome discovery and police were called.
When officers arrived at the home and asked the girl what happened, Bell told officers she had warned her grandchildren that if they didn’t clean their rooms they would lose all their animals.
When they didn’t do as they were instructed, she used a hammer to kill the cat and four kittens as punishment. Afterwards, she placed the cat in the freezer and threw the kittens in the garbage.
Bell was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and is currently in custody at Madison County Jail on $15,000 bond. If convicted, Bell is facing 1 to 3 years in prison.
According to Captain Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, it’s more likely that Bell will just receive probation for her actions.…
According to police, a boy woke up to noises and saw two faces looking through his window early Sunday morning.
Not realizing those faces belonged to two of his friends, the boy fired a shot from a gun he kept in his bedroom, striking Schulte in the head. The other boy was not injured, but Schulte would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to a statement by Billings Police Chief Rich St. John, Schulte and the boy who was with him were spending the night together and decided to pay their friend a visit at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
“It’s a tragedy,” said John. “We have to investigate at this point for what it is, but it’s a tragedy all around.”
No arrests have been made at this time, but investigators are meeting with the county attorney’s office to determine how to proceed.…
MT MORRIS, MI — Police have arrested 30-year-old Michael Porter after authorities claim he waterboarded his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son.
Police were notified after school officials noticed the boy acting differently. When questioned, he told them of the torture technique Porter allegedly employed on him, and the abuse Porter reportedly doled out on his 12-year-old brother.
When questioned by detectives, Porter admitted that on May 12 he’d punished the boy because he’d ripped his backpack. He decided to waterboard him after seeing it performed in a movie.
According to Mt. Morris Police Chief Keith Becker. Porter “tied the 5-year-old’s hands up with a belt down by his sides, put a garment over his head down below his nose, laid him on a footstool on his back and poured water over his throat, face and mouth.”
Detectives also learned Porter allegedly tortured the boy’s 12-year-old brother by tying the older boy’s arms, forcing him to his knees and prodding him in the chest and throat with a knife. The incident lasted for roughly three hours, Becker said.…
According to police, they were called to a local hospital after the girl was brought in with severe burns on both her hands and numerous marks all over her body.
The girl told detectives that Clofer was the person responsible, claiming the woman held her hands over the open flame of a gas stove as punishment for eating a snack without permission.
She also told detectives that the marks on her body came from Clofer beating her with a belt and a metal clothes hanger.
According to the girl, whose relationship to Clofer has not been released, she was not allowed to eat for days, and was handcuffed and tied to the legs of a bed whenever Clofer slept or went to work.
Clofer arrested and charged with 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile, and false imprisonment. She is currently in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on $700,00 bond.…
WHITE CLOUD, MI – Matthew Bradley, 27, has been arrested for concealing the death of his 4-month-old daughter after police found her body hidden in her grandmother’s basement.
The baby, Natallya Rich, was last seen alive Saturday with Bradley when he was to be caring for her while her mother, Brittany Rich, worked. When Rich came home, he told her the baby was sleeping.
He then said Natallya was at a babysitter’s house before claiming she was in the care of his sister, Stephanie Wert. Bradley assured Rich by having his sister cover for him and say that Natallya was with her.
Bradley’s sister claims that he came to her on Tuesday asking her to say she had her because he and Rich were fighting. Wert said that nothing seemed out of the norm with Bradley other than he was a little upset about his relationship issues.
Four days after Natallya went missing, police took Bradley and Rich in for questioning and Bradley finally revealed the location of Natallya – she was dead in her car seat, hidden in a crawlspace in his mother’s basement.…
A family says they watched Falbo purposely drive a riding lawnmower over a mother duck and her 11 duckling, spraying feathers, bones and little beaks into the grass.
“We were horrified,” said Boyd Jentzsch. “I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was totally disgusting.”
Jentzsch, who regularly fed the ducks in his yard, confronted Falbo as he sat on his mower. He claims Falbo was a cartoon villain and ran over the ducklings again while laughing. Only two of the ducklings survived, along with the mother.
Police questioned Falbo a few hours after the incident. He denied intentionally running over the ducklings, stating the lawn’s grass was too high for him to see them.
Noting in their report that the ducks died “cruelly and viciously with extreme intent,” he was arrested and charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $27,000 bail.…
Police say that on Saturday, the 39-year-old killed 24-year-old Cecelia Woods, 3-year-old Keyon Jackson and 2-year-old James Jackson Jr. Afterwards, he contacted people to confess what he had done and his plans to kill himself.
“Just prior to his own death, Jackson Sr. contacted numerous people, confessing that he had killed Woods and the children, and his intention to kill himself,” state police said in a statement. “He also posted a suicide note on the refrigerator door.”
He wasn’t lying, and he made good on his word. When police arrived at the mobile home, they found Jackson hanging by his neck from a dog-lead cable that was attached to a TV antenna just outside the front door.
Inside they would find Woods dead in one bedroom, and the two children dead on a mattress in another bedroom.
A medical examiner would conclude Woods and her two children had all been strangled to death with the same metal dog lead Jackson used to hang himself with.…
RUSSIA – Natalya Pasternak is lucky to be alive after she was mauled by a bear, then rescued after the bear buried her to be eaten later.
I don’t normally post stories out of Russia, but I could not pass up this nightmare of a story – especially since being eaten alive by an animal is one of my biggest fears.
The 55-year-old was hiking with her dog and a friend when a female bear attacked the group. The 4-year-old bear first attacked the dog before turning its attention on Pasternak. Obviously able to run faster than Pasternak, her unarmed friend ran to get help.
The bear continued to maul Pasternak until it thought she was dead. The bear then dragged her nearby where it buried the poor woman under some leaves to eat at a later time.
When wildlife protection officers arrived at the scene, the bear was still there and charged at the group. They responded by shooting and killing the bear. That’s when they noticed Pasternak’s bloody hand sticking out from a pile of leaves.…
DEMOTTE, IN – Alicia Keir has admitted to giving birth to a baby girl on a Carnival cruise then leaving the baby to die underneath her bed.
According to reports, the then 20-year-old woman boarded a Caribbean cruise ship in 2011 to celebrate her friend’s birthday. Unbeknownst to anyone but Keir, she was pregnant.
On the second day of the cruise, Keir gave birth to a baby girl by herself in her stateroom. She claims the full term baby was not moving or making a sound when she wrapped the baby in a towel and placed her underneath the bed.
It wasn’t until the next day, at the port of St. Maarten, that a cleaning crew found the baby dead underneath the bed. A doctor would later determine that the infant was born without any defects or diseases, and had died from exposure and lack of care.
By this time, Keir had already boarded a plane back home. I’m not sure why it has taken so long for this case to reach its conclusion, but I am pretty sure it had a lot to do with where the crime was committed.…
FORT WORTH, TX — Police say they will be charging a 10-year-old boy with felony animal cruelty after he was accused of beating a neighbor’s small dog to death with a stick.
According to police, the boy chased the 15-pound Cavalier mix poodle out of the pet’s backyard, eventually cornering the dog on a porch where he used a stick to beat the small animal to death.
A neighbor told police she say the boy trying to kick two small dogs out from under a truck. When she drove back by, she saw one of the dogs slumped on the porch and the boy walking away while holding a stick.
“Did you hurt that dog?” she asked the boy. “No, it’s sleeping,” he allegedly replied.
An autopsy report would later reveal that “Cookie” had died from a fractured spine and severed spine, the result of many blows to the body. When police talked to the boy and his parents, they said that Cookie attacked their son and he was only defending himself.…
LAYTON, UT – A couple are facing homicide charges following the death of 2-year-old James “JJ” Sieger Jr., the boy who was stomped to death after having feces smeared on his face and being dropped to the floor.
The boy’s mother, 23-year-old Jasmine Bridgeman, and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Joshua Schoenenberger, brought an unresponsive James to the hospital early Saturday. Doctors would immediately notice bruising on his legs, groin, arms and head.
They would also discover the boy had internal bleeding and a perforated colon. Surgeons would end up removing about 10 inches of his colon then place James on life support. Unfortunately, he did not make it.
Police interviewed Bridgeman, who repeatedly lied about what happened to her son. When police explained that her bullshit was not matching up to her son’s injuries, she finally told police what had happened to James that morning.
According to her, Schoenenberger became upset with James when he soiled his diaper. She says after her boyfriend took the boy to the shower to clean him off, she heard screaming and hitting.…