In The Mean Time...
MIAMI, FL – Miguel Ruiz Lobo, 42, has been accused of killing 11-year-old Martha Guzman after the girl talked her mother into breaking up with him.
On June 22, Guzman was found dead inside the home she shared with her mother and three-year-old brother. Her neck and wrists had been slashed. Her death was originally believed to be a suicide since Guzman had a history of cutting, but autopsy results revealed her death was a homicide.
Focus quickly turned to Ruiz, the ex-boyfriend of Guzman’s mother. Ruiz used to live with the family, but Guzman’s mother had broken up with him five months ago at the urging of her daughter.
During their investigation, police noted Ruiz had fresh scratches on his arms and face, so they took a swab of his DNA and sent it off to be tested against fingernail scrapings collected from Guzman. He told police he had not seen the girl in days, but police had proof that was not true.
They had surveillance footage from a neighbor’s security camera that showed Ruiz entering Guzman’s apartment at approximately 10:28 A.M.…
ERIE, PA – Christopher Bisbee pleaded guilty Monday to beating his two cats to death with a golf club after one of the cats betrayed his trust.
Acting on a tip last June, Humane Society Animal Enforcement Officer Merle Wolfgang responded to Bisbee’s residence after someone there found the cats’ bodies in a trash can with “apparent trauma to their heads.”
Several people at the residence told Wolfgang that Bisbee, 32, was the person responsible. When interviewed, Bisbee admitted to killing the animals.
According to court records, Bisbee felt “betrayed” by the animals after one of them scratched him, so he responded by retrieving a golf club and using it to bash their brains in.
Investigators said Bisbee told them he “struck both cats numerous times with a golf club until they no longer were moving.”
Bisbee was charged with two counts of animal cruelty, but pleaded guilty to one second-degree misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals. The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.…
FLINT, MI – Back in 2011, 23-year-old Donovan Haynes beat his toddler to death in an attempt to turn her into a lesbian. On Monday, a judge sentenced Haynes to 18 years and nine months in prison.
Ti’Airra Woodward was rushed to the hospital after the 2-year-old was found unresponsive in her mother’s basement. A medical examiner’s report indicated she died of internal bleeding from a lacerated liver caused by blunt force trauma to the abdomen.
There were also adult human bite marks all over the girl’s body.
Haynes was quickly taken into custody and would tell police that he only bit his daughter in the leg because she wet the bed. However, a pre-sentence investigation report claimed that Haynes beat the girl in an attempt to toughen her up and to turn her gay so she would avoid men like him.
Facing life behind bars on charges of open murder, first-degree murder and torture, Haynes eventually pleaded no contest to second-degree murder to avoid a trail which could have netted him 31 years in prison.…
EDMOND, OK – Matthew Durham, 19, has been charged with four counts of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children after he was accused of committing sex acts with children while volunteering at a Kenyan orphanage.
The crimes were allegedly committed between April 30 to June 17, when Durham made his fourth visit to the Upendo Children’s Home in Nairobi and requested to stay at the orphanage. On his previous visits in June 2012, June 2013, and in December, he stayed with sponsor families offsite.
According to court documents, a Kenyan caretaker who lives at the orphanage noticed some of the children were acting strange and decided to question them. They would tell the caretaker that Durham had been sexually abusing them.
The founder of the children’s home, Eunice Menja, told the FBI that when Durham was confronted with the allegations that he admitted he’d sexually assaulting between four and ten children of both sexes between the ages of 4 and 10 – including one who is HIV-positive.…
EDWARDSVILLE, IL – Police in Illinois have accused 43-year-old Terry Davis of molesting a female Rottweiler puppy.
Davis is facing three counts of sexual misconduct, which seems to be par of this sex offender’s course. He has a record of sex offenses dating back to 2003.
He’s been convicted of criminal sexual abuse by use of force and has two convictions for failure to report a change of address as a registered sex offender.
These most recent charges claim that last October, Davis performed three different sexual acts with a female Rottweiler puppy, witnessed by Davis’ former roommate and the dogs owner.
The owner states the dog became aggressive after these alleged incidents and had to be put down. Davis has denied the claims and remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Despite his lawyer telling the court that Davis suffers from anxiety and depression and has trouble sleeping and staying focused, he was found mentally fit to stand trial.
Now Davis is waiting to see if court officials decide he’s a sexually dangerous person.…
RIVERVIEW, FL – Authorities say 4-year-old Logan Shepard was mauled to death by his uncle’s two pit bulls as the boy ate ice cream.
According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter, the uncle had put the two dogs, both adult females, in crates in the front yard before Logan and his mother arrived at the home Saturday night.
While Logan’s mother, aunt and cousin chatted inside the home, Logan walked outside with a bowl of ice cream. The adults were not aware Logan was out of the home until they heard him screaming.
At the same time, two deputies conducting a traffic stop nearby also heard screaming and rushed to the home to investigate. Once there, they found Logan in the front yard with the dogs standing over him, a bowl of ice cream on the ground beside him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pet Resources Division of Hillsborough County took possession of the dogs, which were euthanized the next day. They plan on testing the dogs to see if there were medical issues or other stressors that may have triggered the attack.…
PETERSBURG, VA — Police have charged 47-year-old Juan Munford with felony child endangerment after he left his one-year-old twin daughters in a hot car while he had sex behind a duplex.
Neighbors who live on the 7900 block of Bull Hill Rd. called police after they heard Munford’s children crying inside the car Friday morning.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Munford’s children in a car in the driveway with the windows rolled down. As for Munford, police found him 30 feet away, behind an apartment building where he was having sex with a woman against a wall.
“We went around to the back of the duplex and discovered a male and a female engaging in sexual intercourse,” Prince George Police Capt. Brian Kei said. “At that point they made contact with the individual who identified himself as the father of the two twins.”
Police charged the woman with indecent exposure and released her at the scene. Munford was arrested on two counts of felony child endangerment and indecent exposure and spent the weekend in jail.…
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Police have arrested three teens in the brutal murder of two homeless men who were beat to death as the slept in a vacant lot.
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, have all been accused of using bricks, sticks and a metal pole to beat three transients after returning home from a party Friday night, killing two of them.
One of the men was able to escape and call police to report the attack and letting officers know he recognized one of his assailants as a teen who lived in a nearby house. When police arrived at the home, all three teens were there.
Police immediately noticed Tafoya had blood on the waistband of his shorts. After his parents gave officers permission to search the home, officers would find one of the victim’s driver’s license and debit card.
The boys eventually admitted to the attack, with Rios telling them that he was just a lookout. The younger suspects, who are brothers, told police that Rios was full of shit and he’d also participated in the brutal beatings of the men.…
According to police, Raymond Frolander, a trusted family friend, was caring for the boy Friday evening. Dad left the house to grab something to eat at about 1:00 a.m. Upon his return, he said, he heard a strange noise coming from the bedroom. When he walked into the room, he found Frolander, pants at his ankles, performing a sex act on the young boy.
And then, it was all about fists and feet and blood and bruises and pain.
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting [name redacted],” the unidentified 35-year-old man told a dispatcher. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer.”
When asked by the dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said “my fist and my foot.”
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions sir,” the father said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you.…
Kenneth Chambers and his roommate were apparently involved in some sort of strange altercation that stemmed from her refusal to clean his ear. One thing led to another, and Chambers ended up ripping the woman’s bedroom door off its hinges.
The alleged victim told police that at that point, she sat on Chambers’ lap and tried to talk to him, but he refused to be placated and pushed her to the floor. He then gummed her wrist. And then, well, he choked her a little bit and poured water all over her, damaging her hearing aid. When she stated she was going to call 911, Chambers threatened to kill her, she said.
When questioned by police, Chambers claimed the woman hit him… he was only trying to defend himself. He did admit to gumming her, but said it couldn’t have hurt because he doesn’t have any teeth.
Chambers was arrested after a witness confirmed the victim’s account of the story.…
It all started on July 4, when Cervellino’s wife contacted police after finding a toolbox in their home with marijuana and an assortment of pills hidden inside. She told police she snatched the drugs and took photos of the items with her cell phone before stashing them in her bedroom.
When police arrived at the couple’s home, the toolbox and the alleged drug stash were nowhere to be found. The woman’s pictures weren’t going to be enough to make a case, so no arrest was made.
Later that day, the woman claims, she returned home to find a watermelon on the kitchen counter with a butcher knife sticking out of it. Just moments later, she said, her husband walked into the kitchen and, without saying a word, began carving the melon in what she called a passive-aggressive and menacing manner. She whipped out her cell phone again and took pictures of the knife, which she later showed to police.…
Police were called to the home of Ward’s girlfriend at about 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Upon their arrival, they learned Ward and his girlfriend had been involved in some sort of argument, which led to Ward assaulting the woman. When the woman’s friends attempted to intervene, Ward apparently attacked them with a piece of lumber, injuring one badly enough to require a trip to the hospital.
Police arrested Ward at the scene and charged him with assault by contact/family violence and aggravated assault with deadly weapon for the lumber assault on the woman’s friend.
After Ward was transported to the Titus County Jail, officers learned that prior to their arrival, Ward had busted into a bedroom in the home and forced one of the woman’s two children, ages 8 and 9, to ingest an undisclosed amount of meth.
The child later tested positive for meth and was treated at the hospital.…
Surveillance video shows Lessa Iannone stuffing the undies in her purse Thursday afternoon, and walking out of the store without paying for them. She was seen making her escape in an ice cream truck.
One of the officers dispatched to the store was apparently familiar with the sticky fingered panty bandit, and she was quickly apprehended.
This is not her first rodeo…. she was busted for shoplifting back in March.
Iannone was charged with shoplifting and ordered held on a $2,000 bond.
Not gonna lie… I was hoping she had stolen the ice cream truck after lifting the frillies. Had my fingers crossed and everything. Kinda bummed me out to learn she actually operates the thing for a living. And a hard living, too, I’m guessing, if one can’t afford to shell out a couple of bucks for unattractive undies.…
Responding to a call of a possible hold-up early Saturday morning, officers arrived on scene to find the alleged victim banging on the front door of the establishment.
The unidentified 26-year-old man reportedly told officers that he had gone through the drive-thru to order some tacos, but grew angry after the employees refused to acknowledge him. He stated that he banged on the window and began yelling for service, but no one responded. Now hungry and angry, the man parked his car and approached the restaurant to complain about the shitty service. Police say the man was met at the locked front door by Steven Noska.
The victim told police Noska shoved him, then walked to his car and retrieved a BB gun. The man went on to say that Noska shot him several times and hit him with the gun before walking back into the restaurant.…
NEW COLUMBIA, PA – Four teenagers are facing a slew of serious charges after they threw a rock from an overpass that crashed through a vehicle’s windshield and smashed into a woman’s face.
Sharon Budd, a 52-year-old mother of four and cancer survivor, was with her daughter and husband travelling on I-80, headed to New York City from their small town in Ohio.
As they passed underneath an overpass in Milton, an 8-inch rock slammed through the front windshield and struck Sharon, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, right in her face.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. That rock hit her straight on, straight on in the face,” said Sharons’s husband, Randy Budd, who was in the backseat. “It was the most gruesome thing that you could ever imagine.”
Sharon’s teen daughter, who was driving, pulled over and Randy called for help. Sharon was rushed to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where she’s already lost one eye and is suffering from life-threatening swelling on her brain.
While at the scene, police would notice the same car driving slowly by on two occasions.…
RENO, NV – Police have charged 24-year-old Jason Brown with multiple counts of animal cruelty after they say he adopted five dogs only to kill and dismember them in his motel room.
Brown was arrested on July 9 after a manager of a Super 8 Motel called police to report some gruesome shit going down inside Brown’s motel room.
He told them that a maid went in the room to clean it, and found bloodstains, dog limbs, drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. The manager told police the maid contacted him, and he found a decapitated brown dog in the room’s bathtub.
While the manager waited for police to arrive, Brown returned but then fled before police got there. Arriving police would check out the room and found four decapitated dog heads inside a small refrigerator.
Two of the dogs were named Fernell and McGee, two Chihuahua mixes given to Brown by someone who used Craigslist to place the dogs up for adoption because they could no longer care for them.…
Matthew Burdette killed himself on November 29. His family had noticed the once happy, popular teen had become withdrawn in the days leading up to his suicide, but say they never saw it coming.
Matthew left a note that stated he had no friends and that he could no longer handle school. Wanting answers, his family started asking questions – starting with school officials at University City High School.
They say school officials wouldn’t tell them anything about what may have happened at the school to have caused Matthew to suddenly hate school so bad that it would be part of his reasoning for ending his own life.
However, other students didn’t have such issues. They told Matthew’s family that their son was being relentlessly bullied over a video that was posted online that went viral.…
SAN DIEGO, CA – Mason Zisette, a 16-year-old high school junior, died after he struck a freeway bridge while standing on the top section of a double-decker tour bus.
The bus had been chartered for another teen’s private birthday party on Thursday and was traveling about 45 mph on the San Diego Freeway when the incident occurred.
The bus had 45 passengers, most under 18 years old, along with some adult chaperons who were in the lower section of the open-roof bus.
Witnesses say about two dozen teens were dancing on the top level of the bus at around 8 pm as they passed under the Vitae Street overpass. Zisette may have been dancing on a seat cushion with his back to the freeway signs when his head and hands slammed into the sign.
Zisette collapsed to the floor and was carried to the lower section until help arrived. He was taken to UCLA Harbor General Hospital where he would die on Saturday.
In 2012 we reported on Daniel Fernandez, another 16-year-old boy who died on a party bus after hitting his head.…