In The Mean Time...
Alexandria Griffin-Heady, 24, left for work for a few hours on Sunday, leaving Hudson alone with her three pit bulls she has raised since they were puppies. When she returned home, she found her dogs had mauled her brother to death.
It’s a sad end for a boy who hadn’t had such a great life to begin with. After his mother died of a drug overdose in 2011, he was bounced around foster homes until his sister began the complicated ordeal of adopting her brother.
At the time of his death, Griffin-Heady had been approved for weekend visits. She recently made a post on Facebook about how grateful she was that she may get custody of Hudson.
“I get to raise him and shape him into an amazing man. God wouldn’t have made such an amazing boy just to be ordinary. In my life during all the bad I always wondered why I was here,” she wrote.…
The 32-year-old is accused of getting into an argument with his wife that led to him covering her face with his feces-covered underwear and telling her to “smell it.”
According to reports, Stewart broke into his wife’s apartment on Christmas by breaking through a living room window. While their 2-year-old daughter stood nearby, the two got into a physical altercation.
Stewart ended up pushing his wife to the ground and shoving a pair of his shit-stained drawers into her face so that she could not breathe. “Smell it, smell it!” he allegedly commanded the poor woman.
For getting his wife shit-faced on Christmas, Stewart was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing, and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was ordered held in the Onondaga County jail without bond.…
Gideon Swartzentruber, 21, got caught having sex with a female donkey last September and was charged with sexual gratification with an animal.
Swartzentruber, a farmhand who was fired from his job over the incident, told investigators his “privates were out of control” and that he “got crazy and carried away.”
He also said he did not hurt the donkey and that it was the first time “he had done anything like that.”
He was looking at nine months in jail when he pleaded guilty to the charge in November, but was only sentenced to one year of probation, counseling and a $443 fine. Swartzentruber was back in court last Wednesday, but not because he had gotten into any trouble.
He was back in court asking the judge to revoke his original sentence and to give him some jail time.…
On Sunday night, police received a phone call from someone who stated their 15-year-old cousin had admitted to killing her mother and her mother’s boyfriend.
When police went to the fifth floor apartment to verify the story, they found the decomposing bodies of a 39-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man.
Police said the teen’s mother was in a bedroom chair with a smashed face and multiple gunshot wounds, while her boyfriend was found in the kitchen with gunshot wounds and a knife still sticking out of his body.
“It’s a mess in there,” one police source said. “These people died violently, it seems.”
The teen allegedly told her cousin she killed the couple because the her mother’s boyfriend had been raping her repeatedly, and that her mother chose not to believe her when she told her what was happening.
Police have taken the girl into custody but have not formally charged her.…
On Thursday night, Morey used a handgun to shoot and kill his bedridden wife, Betty Morey; his son’s 48-year-old girlfriend, Linda Merrell; and 27-year-old Ernesto Calzadilla. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said that Morey’s son, 33-year-old Christopher Morey, then wrestled the gun from his father and used it to fatally shoot him.
As for the motive, reports are that Morey got into an argument with his son’s girlfriend, who lived in the home, over the use of a washing machine. Morey is described as a heavy drinker who had “hundreds” of guns in the home. Neighbors say there was always a lot of drinking going on in the home and that this wasn’t the first time something like this has happened.
“Similar event has happened in the past but no one was injured, luckily, but there was shots fired,” said neighbor Sean Tubbs.…
It happened inside a home Cegielski shares with other family members, including one family member that requires a live-in nurse.
On Tuesday morning, that nurse went down to the basement and discovered Cegielski sexually assaulting his 60-year-old brother-in-law, who is severely handicapped.
The nurse immediately contacted police after, I can only assume, a long fit of retching. Cegielski was arrested and charged with criminal sexual assault.
According to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office, he is being held on a $350,000 bond and will be back in court on Jan 11th.
“Sexual crimes are, by their very nature, some of the worst crimes, with perpetrators leaving their victims to suffer not only at the time of the assault but possibly for years to come,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. “It is alleged that this defendant, a trusted family member, committed this horrific act just to satisfy his own sick sexual desires.…
Aside from you, the readers, I would also like to thank Jaded, Subrosa, Impqueen, Athena, Lizard, Caustic, Pete, Dakota and all the other writers and moderators who have come and gone throughout the years, as well as all of our residents in the loony bin we call the Den.
I know that even after a decade, I still suck as an admin, can’t spell worth shit, and hear I can be one ornery bastard to deal with – so thanks to all of you who continue to tough it out. Honestly, if it weren’t for all of you I would’ve quit this a long time ago and done something stupid like being more productive.
SARASOTA, FL – This will be the last story on DD for 2015, and holy shit is it messed up. Police say 31-year-old James Dearman used his fat ass to smother his 6-year-old son while he played a video game.
According to police, the incident happened on Christmas Eve at the home where Dearmon lived with his two sons, ages 6 and 7, as well as his girlfriend, Ashley Cole.
According to Cole, at around 7:30 that evening, the couple told the two boys to go to bed. When they heard the boys running around their room, Dearman forced both of the boys to stand facing a wall.
When they caught the 6-year-old watching them play a video game, Dearman became angry and made the boy lie on the couch, facing the back cushions. Dearman then sat on the couch, using his 270 lbs of bodyweight to pin the poor kid.
According to the boy’s brother, who witnessed everything, his younger sibling screamed that he had to use the bathroom and could not breathe.…
On Dec 23, the teen was caring for three foster children – a 7-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl, and 6-year-old Destine King – while their foster mother was at work. For reasons unknown at this time, the teenager attacked them.
Police would find Destine King lying on the floor, unresponsive. She would be taken to the hospital in critical condition and die a few days later.
A cause of death has not been determined, but Memphis police Sgt. Karen Rudolph said the girl had a swollen and bruised face, while medical staff at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital stated the girl’s injuries were from being physically abused.
The other two foster children were also assaulted by the teen, according to police, and were admitted to the hospital. They have both been released and placed in the care of the Department of Child Services.
As for Evans, he’s been arrested and charged with three counts of criminal attempted first-degree murder, three counts of aggravated child abuse, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of coercion of a witness.…
It happened late Tuesday night when the 45-year-old woman was awakened by sounds of someone in her house. She told police that when she heard footsteps quickly approaching, she fired one shot.
Turns out she was decent at shooting blindly, as she hit her target. Unfortunately, the intruder was her 27-year-old daughter who was visiting from North Carolina. She was rushed to the hospital where she would later die.
No charges have been filed at this time as detectives say the mother’s story matches the evidence they’ve found.
“The homeowner’s story is consistent with the physical evidence and the witness’ statement,” police said in a news release. “At this time, the incident appears to be an accidental shooting; however, the investigation is ongoing.”
Police initially withheld the identities of the woman and her daughter as the mother is a 911 dispatcher and her husband is a St. Cloud police corporal with past work as an undercover narcotics officer.…
Police were called to a home, where Burford and his 5-year-old nephew both live, on a report of a domestic altercation.
According to reports, the arriving officers would learn that Burford had allegedly hit his nephew because he found his nephew playing with Burford’s Pokemon cards.
The boy was hit so hard that he was knocked off his feet and into a wall, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Burford was arrested and charged with second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault. He’s being held on $20,000 bond.
Look, I’m not condoning smacking a 5-year-old against a wall, but some of those cards are expensive – one even sold at $100,000 recently. I have no idea if this guy is just a man-child or a collector, but I do know if I had a set of valuable Pokemon cards for whatever reason, I may involuntarily knock a kid upside his head if I found him putting his boogery fingers all over them.…
Police and fire personnel responded to Raines-Hewes’ home on the morning of December 29 to a report of a drowning. They would find the 4 year-old boy unconscious and not breathing.
Despite attempts to resuscitate the boy, he would be pronounced dead at a local trauma center. The boy’s death was deemed suspicious, so detectives immediately opened an investigation.
This investigation has resulted in the arrest of Raines-Hewes, who was the sole caretaker of the boy at the time of his death. Investigators say she placed the boy in the bathtub and intentionally drowned him.
Fairfield police spokesman Officer Cleo Mayoral said the arrest stemmed from “evidence at the scene, including statements that were provided — statements from the grandmother herself.”
Raines-Hewes is being held in the Solano County jail without bail and facing a charge of murder. Two other grandchildren, a 1 year-old girl and 6 year-old girl, were also in the home but were not harmed.…
A family from Florida was on the Carnival Ecstasy over Christmas and have some video showing blood pouring down the door of one of the ship’s elevators – blood that likely came from a crew member who was crushed to death.
The family said on the last night of their trip they were headed to dinner when they captured video of blood pouring out the top of a malfunctioning elevator.
“To look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet, and not stopping… it was a real life scene of The Shining,” Matt Davis said.
While I understand the reference, there isn’t that much blood – but holy shit, as you can see in the following video, there is way too much to bode well for whoever it came out of.
Davis also said that a man inside the elevator had to run through the blood to get out.…
The alleged hazing incident happened last week while the team was playing in a tournament in Gatlinburg. The boys were staying in a rental cabin when – according to a family member of the victim – the 15-year-old freshman “was tortured by three of his teammates.”
This “torture” involved the boy being beaten and raped with a wooden pool cue. The boy’s coach took the boy to the hospital following the assault, but the victim did not reveal the exact details of what had happened to his coach or the hospital staff.
He ended up being treated and released, but brought back to the hospital the next day after he collapsed. That’s when the true severity of the boy’s injuries were discovered.
“He was taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville,” said the family member. “He had to undergo emergency surgery, as his colon and bladder were ruptured.”
Once it was revealed that three of the boy’s teammates had churned his butter with a wooden pool cue, police were called to investigate.…
MADISON, WI – Police have arrested 33-year-old Christopher Gamboeck after he allegedly threw a beer bottle at a bartender’s head because she changed the bar’s music from Black Sabbath to God-awful Christmas music.
The incident happened Christmas Eve afternoon at the Farm Tavern Bar, where a drunken Gamboeck was drinking with his uncle.
According to police, Gamboeck became very upset over the bartender changing the music from Black Sabbath to Christmas crap, and decided to give her some what for.
Patrons in the bar told police that Gamboeck chugged a bottle of Budweiser, slammed the bottle on the bar, then threw the bottle at the bartender’s head. He then tried to go around the bar with his fists clenched, but other patrons intervened.
Gamboeck’s uncle managed to get his nephew out of the bar after Gamboeck pulled a Christmas tree to the ground and broke a few ornaments.
Police caught up to Gamboeck at his residence where he rushed towards the officers and hurled some gender-based obscenities at a female officer.…
Police got involved after Watts got drunk and told someone about the incident, who then contacted authorities.
When investigators spoke with the victim, now 13, she told them that in August her mom made her undress and left her alone in bed with her boyfriend, 34-year-old Juan Plata.
The next day, after being sodomized by Plata, her mother paid her $80 in hush money.
On Christmas Eve, police arrested Watts and Plata. Watts has been charged with human trafficking while Plata is looking at a sodomy charge. Both have pleaded not guilty.
The victim’s father says Watts is only allowed supervised visits with her daughter, and that the night of the alleged sexual activity was the one time he’d left their daughter alone in Watts’ custody.
If you are wondering why she only had supervised visitation with her daughter, it may have something to do with Watts being a registered sex offender.…
Police were called to Braxton’s apartment where they would find a dead woman on Braxton’s couch. The victim was covered with a towel and had been shot in the head.
Braxton, 39, told investigators that the she had shot the woman in the eye two or three days ago for not believing in God, and that she kept the body on the couch as a “shrine from God.”
While she was cooperative with investigators, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said some of her statements where “somewhat delusional.” He also said that Braxton will not tell them who the victim is.
“When we ask for the victim’s name, she gives her own name,” Crump said. “At this point, we’re not sure what her thought process is or what type of mental illness she may be suffering from.”
He described the victim as a heavyset black woman in her 30s or 40s who may have been pregnant.…
DALLAS, NC — Police have charged 30-year-old Stephanie Tillman with child neglect and child abuse after her infant son was found dead on Christmas Eve.
Police were called to Tillman’s home by her boyfriend, Jerry Allen, after he returned home from work to find his 6-month-old son dead on the living room couch.
“He’s beyond help, ma’am. He’s beyond help,” Allen tells the 911 dispatcher. When the 911 dispatcher asked him where Tillman was, he responded that he did not know, but that she was “probably eating another pill.”
Turns out he was pretty accurate on his assumption as he would find Tillman sleeping in the back bedroom with their two daughters, ages 3 and 4.
“I panicked. I went back there to wake her up. I rolled her over and I seen her face was covered in blood. It scared me, I screamed,” Allen would later tell reporters.
When emergency crews arrived, they would confirm that 6-month-old Jerry Allen Jr. was dead. A cause of death has not been released, but the boy’s autopsy was scheduled for yesterday.…