In The Mean Time...
HESPIRIA, CA – Hunter Mastaler, 4, was attacked by his father’s police dog so severely that he had to have his leg amputated below the knee.
Michael Mastaler, a K9 officer of the Rialto Police Department returned from a two day trip to Big Bear where he had run a boot camp for at-risk youth. He let his 7-year-old Belgian shepherd, Jango, out of a large backyard kennel before going back inside where his son, Hunter, was playing video games.
Mastaler claims that in the span of 2 minutes while he was upstairs changing, his son opened the sliding glass door and went outside. Mastaler’s wife was not home at the time, having gone shopping with their 18-month-old son.
A short time later, neighbors heard Hunter’s screams as he was being attacked by Jango. Jeff Houlemard knocked down a fence to get to the boy and was able to pry the dog’s mouth open, releasing the child’s leg from its mouth.
According to Houlemard, “I kicked the dog, but it still didn’t let him go, so I whipped him around and pulled the mouth open.…
RIVERVIEW, FL — Keith Duke is facing murder charges after he slit his wife’s throat and then shot her multiple times in front of their three children.
On Thursday morning, 48-year-old Keith Dukes got into an argument with his 34-year-old wife, Michelle Dukes, inside their home while their three children were sitting in a car outside.
The argument between the couple, who have been separated for a year, turned violent when Duke grabbed a knife and slit his wife’s throat. She managed to run from the house, screaming for help.
Her daughters, ages 7, 13 and 14, saw their mother running away and got out of the car to join her. At the same time, a Waste Management truck driver was passing by and saw Michelle and her daughters toward him, screaming for help.
“I saw a cut going from one side of her neck to the other,” said the driver.
As he called 911, Michelle and her daughters ran into a neighbor’s house. But Keith wasn’t done, and he wasn’t letting a neighbor’s home protect Michelle from what he had in store for her next.…
Barra da Tijuca, Brazil – A woman in Rio de Janeiro has broken up with her fiancé after cameras she installed caught him viciously abusing her two French bulldogs.
Ninna Mandin suspected something strange was happening when her bulldogs started acting withdrawn soon after her now ex-fiancé, Rafael Hermida moved in with her. To get to the bottom of what was happening she installed a camera in her home.
What she found after reviewing the tapes left her feeling betrayed and sick. Two videos that have been making rounds on Facebook show Hermida picking up one of her dogs by its neck before slamming it to the ground with all his strength.
The video cuts to another incident of Hermida holding a small bulldog by its chest in front of him. He is seen head-butting the dog’s face before dropping the dog to its back and lifting it up by one of its back legs. He dangles the dog above the ground before lifting it higher, dropping it face first to the tile.…
Brussels, Belgium – Thoiro Mbow has been accused of locking three of her four young children inside a shed, setting it on fire and then calling their father so he could listen to them scream as they burned to death.
Mbow called her live-in partner, Hellmut Ulin, while he was at work twelve miles from their home after receiving a letter from his attorney demanding custody of their children.
She told him, “I will never surrender my children to you,” before informing him that they were locked inside a garden shed she’d set on fire.
“Listen to their screams. I can hear their screams but I will do nothing to save them,” she told him. “You’d better hurry but you will be too late to rescue them. They won’t survive.”
Ulin raced home in his car after calling the fire department. He also called his sister who lives nearby, but it was too late to save his daughters Omy, 2; Abbygail, 4; and Madyson, 6.
When he arrived at the home, the fire department had already extinguished the flames.…
GREENVILLE, NC – Martin Vasquez was arrested after a probation officer found the 47-year-old raping a 6-year-old girl in a backyard shed.
The probation officer was at the man’s home over the weekend looking for Vasquez’s son, who is on probation for breaking and entering. His search led him to a shed behind the home where he found Vasquez in the act of raping a little girl.
“All I could focus on was getting him away from the little girl. Of course, other emotions, as a parent myself, you know, were flowing high,” said probation officer Jonathan Thomas. “All I wanted to do was get him out of that situation, away from her.”
Vasquez was arrested and charged with first degree rape of a child. He is currently in custody at the Pitt County Detention Center under $1 million bond.
Neighbors told police that several of the neighborhood children play outside Vasquez’s home, lured there by a large sandpit in the backyard. Because of this, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether Vasquez has assaulted other children and urge any parents with suspicions or concerns to come forward.…
CANTON, OH – Anthony Grove has been arrested after police say he threw a coffee mug during an argument with his wife, and fatally struck his two-month-old son in the head.
According to reports, Grove got into an argument with his wife as she held their son, Zeeland Grove. During the argument, the 33-year-old threw a ceramic coffee mug at the woman but ended up hitting his son in the head.
Grove’s wife took the baby and two other children to her mother’s home and called 911. Zeeland was taken to the hospital, but would die from serious head injuries at Akron’s Childrens Hospital the next morning.
Grove was subsequently arrested and charged with murder, child endangering and domestic violence. He is currently being held in the Stark County jail on $2.1 million bond.
Grove had just been released from a jail a month ago on a theft charges and was already wanted by police at the time of this incident for a failure to appear for arraignment on that theft case.…
BECKLEY, WV – Police have charged 19-year-old Camille Brown with the murder of an elderly pastor who was found brutally beaten to death inside his home.
Police say that on Saturday morning, Brown entered the home of 69-year-old Ronald Browning and attacked him with a weapon. Browning would die after suffering blunt force trauma to his neck and head as well as multiple broken bones.
The next day, in the neighboring town of Mabscott, police were called to a home where a break-in had taken place. When they arrived, Brown was still inside the home covered in her own blood and shit.
When they tried questioning her, she shit and pissed her pants. As she was being taken to the hospital to treat a wound to her hand, she told officers that she had killed a man with gray hair. She also tried to bite one of the officers.
Brown was initially charged with breaking and entering and disorderly conduct, but was charged with first degree murder on Monday. She is being held without bond at the Southern Regional Jail.…
MUNCIE, IN – Christina Reber was sentenced to two years in prison after she assaulted her ex-boyfriend and ripped off his scrotum with her bare hands.
We first reported on Reber back in 2012, after she entered the home of her 57-year-old ex-boyfriend a few days after he had broken up with her.
After punching him in the head several times, a struggle ensued that lead to Reber getting a handful of the man’s plums and “squeezing as hard as she could.”
The man tried to free his balls from Reber’s grip, but she stayed latched on and began digging her fingernails into his tool bag. The poor son-of-a-bitch was eventually able to free his balls and call 911, but the damage had been done.
Prepare to involuntarily cross your legs, fellas. Responding police describe seeing the man with blood on his shirt, and observed “a long wide tear on his scrotum,” which had been “completely torn loose from his body.”
The man was rushed to Ball Memorial Hospital (seriously) where his nutsack was reattached.…
According to reports, the girl called Whitehead’s mother, Tina, Friday evening and asked if she wanted her to watch the infant to give her a break.
Tina, who has three other children, took her up on the offer. She had no reservations regarding the girl watching after Zuri because the girl’s mother, Tina’s best friend for the last five years. would also be at the home.
Police say the 11-year-old was with her mother and Zuri on a couch until around 3 a.m. , until her mother fell asleep. That’s when the girl allegedly carried Zuri upstairs and beat the shit out of her. She carried Zuri’s bloody body back downstairs thirty minutes later and woke her mother.
Zuri was alive, but barely. She could barely open her eyes and was having a hard time breathing. She was rushed to the hospital but would die of internal injuries at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.…
Anderson was charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse and abandonment after police and animal control officers were called to Anderson’s apartment back in November. There they would find her severely injured dog, Roadrunner, on the side of the road.
One witness told police they watched Anderson wrap a leash around Roadrunner’s neck to pull him outside. She then left the dog there after she slammed him on to concrete before choking and kicking him. Another witness said he saw Anderson throw Roadrunner off of a third-floor balcony, then take the dog around the building but didn’t see either of them again.
Anderson denied abusing Roadrunner, claiming she loves animals. She says the dog ran out before she could stop him and then was hit by a car. She says she panicked and left the dog by the side of the road instead of getting him medical help.…
Damian Fletcher, 32, was charged Monday after allegedly trying to lure a couple of little girls onto the city bus with offers of free candy.
Police claim Fletcher approached the girls, ages 9 and 11, Saturday afternoon and said, “Come with me on the bus and we’ll go get some candy together and then I can take you places, come on.”
Thankfully, the girls were too smart to fall for it — all kids know that the best free candy only comes from white, windowless vans. They told police they didn’t know Fletcher, and got a little scared when he asked them for a hug.
During the booking process, deputies overheard Fletcher say he just wanted to have sexual contact with the girls. I, for one, am shocked.
Fletcher was charged with trying to lure or entice a child under 12, a misdemeanor, but bond was increased to $150,000.…
According to police, 38-year-old Russell Mitchell was cashing in some lottery tickets at a Murphy USA gas station Friday afternoon, when 62-year-old Richard Nielson approached him. Nielson apparently called out Mitchell’s name just moments before shooting him in the head at point-blank range.
Nielson then approached Mitchell’s wife(?), 29-year-old Jessica Modolo, as she sat waiting for Mitchell to return to the car. Police say Nielson shot her once in the stomach, killing her unborn child, and once in the head. It is believed Modolo, who remains in critical condition, was about four months along in her pregnancy. Inside the car with Modolo, her 6-year-old son, and Mitchell’s daughters, ages 9 and 7.
Nielson then walked behind the vehicle and put a bullet in his own head.
This whole bunch of bullshit apparently stems from a dispute over some lawn equipment that Nielson had somehow procured from Mitchell.…
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, OK – An 8-year-old boy has died after his uncle placed an explosive on a stove and then shot it with a high-powered rifle.
According to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, the boy’s 30-year-old uncle was experimenting with some Tannerite and placed some inside a metal pot on a stove in the yard.
For those of you unaware and too lazy to use Google. Tannerite is a substance sold in gun stores that’s often used for making exploding targets for firearms practice. Or taking down barns. Or blowing up feral hogs.
After the man shot the pot, metal shrapnel from the resulting explosion hit the boy and a 22-year-old man who were standing about 30 yards away. The boy was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition but would die overnight. The 22-year-old remains in the hospital.
The boy’s uncle was taken into custody on child abuse charges, but could be looking at upgraded charges since the boy has died. Another male and female are in custody on charges of providing false information during an investigation.…
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – Manuel Gonzalez got himself into a bit of trouble after his wife caught the 61-year-old sexually abusing the family’s pet Chihuahua.
The incident happened back in November at the home Gonzalez shared with his wife three children. Reportedly, Gonzalez went out into the backyard and decided to molest the family dog.
Unfortunately for Gonzalez, and fortunately for the Chihuahua, his wife happened to check out their security camera and witnessed her husband sexually abusing the animal then ran out to confront him.
According to the police report, the dog “was constantly in an uncomfortably submissive posture, with his head and ears down while Gonzalez abused him and touched himself.” The dog tried to escape multiple times during the encounter and “did not like what was happening.”
Gonzalez was arrested and would later plead guilty to charges of animal cruelty and sexual activity with an animal. He received 100 days in jail along with 12 months’ probation.…
JEANNETTE, PA – Maxwell Morton has been charged with murder after police say the 16-year-old shot a classmate in the face before taking a selfie with the victim’s body and posting it to Snapchat.
Police were contacted Wednesday evening after the mother of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan found her son dead in his room. The following day, a woman called police to report a disturbing image her son had received via Snapchat.
The image was a selfie taken by Morton with a very dead Mangan sitting in a chair behind him with a gunshot wound to the face. The woman also said her son received messages from Maxwell, stating, “Told you I cleaned up the shells” and “Ryan was not the last one.”
A search warrant was served at Morton’s home and a 9 mm handgun was found in the basement under the steps that matched a shell casing found in Mangan’s room. After being advised of his rights, Morton confessed to shooting Mangan. At this time, no motive has been revealed.…
UPPER DARBY, PA – A teen who tried to rob an old man with a toy gun has died after the intended victim used his real gun to shoot the teenager in the head.
The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon when a 67-year-old man walking in Cobbs Creek park was confronted by 18-year-old Tyler Williams.
“As he turns around, he sees a masked man with a gun pointed at him saying, ‘Give it up, give me all you got,” said Supt. Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby Township Police.
The old man didn’t comply with the teen’s demands, but rather grabbed the teen’s gun. The two got into a struggle that ended when the victim pulled out his very real, .38 caliber handgun, and used it to shoot the teen in the head.
The man then walked out of the park and called 911 and Williams would die at the scene.
Chitwood said the teen was found with half a dozen cell phones and that the toy gun he was using looked so real that police at the scene didn’t know it was a fake until they got a closer look at it.…
DETROIT, MI – Tewana Sullivan has been ordered to stand trial for beating her friend to death with a crock pot during an argument over politics.
Last October, 50-year-old Tewana Sullivan was visiting her friend, 66-year-old Cheryl Livy, at the McNamara Towers senior housing complex when the two got into an argument over politics.
According to defense attorney John McWilliams, the two women were arguing over “presidential politics” and the controversy “between Democrats and Republicans.”
The argument got so heated that Sullivan allegedly picked up a crock pot beat the ever-living crap out of Livy with it until the crock pot busted. When police arrived at the apartment, they found Livy barely breathing with the cord of the crock pot wrapped around her neck.
At Sullivan’s preliminary hearing on Thursday, officer Thomas Blauvelt testified that there was “blood all over the walls, all over the floor, all over the victim.” Officer Michael Lewallen testified Sullivan was still at the scene when they arrived.
She appeared disoriented and “under the influence,” with blood on her hands.…
According to police, the boy’s aunt, Denise Kroutil, asked co-worker Nathan Firoved to help her family teach her nephew a lesson. She and other relatives felt that the boy was “too nice to people” and felt the only way to fix that was to abduct and terrorize him.
Firoved agreed that was a great idea, as did Elizabeth Hupp, the boy’s mother, and the boy’s grandmother, Rose Brewer. So they all put their heads together and came up with a plan that they carried out on Monday as the boy was walking home from his school bus.
That’s when Firoved lured the boy into his truck and told him he would “never see his mommy again” and that he would be “nailed to the wall of a shed.” When the boy started to cry, Firoved showed the boy a gun and told him to stop crying or he would hurt him.…