In The Mean Time...
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.…
FAIRFIELD, CA – Humane Animal Services of Solano County and the Fairfield Police Department are looking for Brandi Chin after surveillance footage captured her throwing her dog during an argument with her boyfriend.
The video shows Chin carrying a pug, named Ben, by the leg before throwing it at her boyfriend in a parking lot. The roommate of Chin’s boyfriend said the incident happened during an argument between the couple, and that she and others tried taking Ben away from Chin but were unable to.
Police got involved after video of the animal abuse was posted to Facebook on Dec 19. They are currently looking for Chin, who they believe still has Ben, but feel she is in hiding.
“We are currently looking for her at this time. She is, from what I understand, hiding from us,” said Sergeant Michael Ramirez with Solano’s Humane Animal Services . “She was recently seen walking down a business district in Fairfield, and she apparently had the dog by the tail and she was swinging it around.”
Ramirez believes Chin is hiding in the Vallejo area, and hopes the public will help them find her to face animal cruelty charges and to end the Ben’s torture.…
A neighbor called police after they heard an explosion and looked out to see a roadside condom machine smoldering outside. Police came out and found the destroyed machine with its contents scattered on the street in front of it.
At around the same time, two men brought their 29-year-old friend to the hospital. He was unconscious and suffering from a head injury that they told hospital staff was the result of falling down some stairs.
The man would die from his injuries and his two friends, ages 27 and 29, would admit to police what really happened when the hospital staff called into question their explanation for their friend’s injuries.
They said they had used a homemade explosive to blow up the roadside condom machine in order to get the money inside. After lighting the fuse, their friend was unable to get the passenger door of the car shut before the device exploded and a chunk of metal struck him in the face.…
According to police, Dear and 41-year-old Dawn Hensley got into an argument on Christmas Day that led to Dear chasing Hensley from their home.
Once outside, Dear doused Hensley with gasoline before using a lit cigarette to set her on fire. Totally engulfed in flames, Hensley continued running until she collapsed in the street.
Neighbors came out to assist Hensley, putting out the fire and staying with her until paramedics arrived. She was rushed to the hospital where she would die from severe burns.
Officers from the Pasadena Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies would locate Dear on Sunday, 30 miles away on a bus in Altadena. He was charged with murder and taken to the Pomona Police Department. His bail was set at $1 million.
Dear isn’t the first man we have reported on who doused their girlfriend with gasoline before setting them on fire with a cigarette.…
At around 4:50 p.m. Friday, Burwell was walking near the 900 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard where, according to his mother, he was out taking pictures of the sunset.
According to San Diego Lifeguard Bill Bender, witnesses stated seeing him looking down at an electronic device when he walked right over the edge of the cliff.
“He wasn’t watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands,” said Bender.
Three Good Samaritans made their way down to where Burwell had landed 60 feet below, and immediately administered CPR. One witness said they ran to assist after hearing someone yelling “Help, please God, save me.”
Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do to save Burwell and he was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medics. His mother, Sharyle Burwell, posted on Facebook that he died while taking pictures and that he leaves a son behind.…
According to reports, Bailey shot her husband four times in the torso sometime after midnight Christmas Day. When police arrived at the scene, they found William Bailey lying on the front porch of the couple’s home.
“He was still conscious and was transported by EMS to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center,” Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. He would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say the couple’s grandchildren were at the home at the time of the shooting, but did not report if they saw the death of their grandfather. Their mother had been at work at the time of the incident.
When asked why she shot her husband to death, Bailey told investigators it was because of “continuous marital issues and infidelities.” Gwendolyn Bailey was arrested and placed in the Galveston County Jail on $100,000 bond.…
BRISTOW, VA – Justin Branick, a 21-year-old martial arts teacher, reportedly lost his temper and knocked out a 5-year-old student.
The incident happened on Tuesday at Tiger Martial Arts where Branick was teaching taekwondo and reportedly got angry at his young student for some reason.
According to Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus, Branick picked the boy up by the ankle and threw him over his shoulder, knocking the boy unconscious.
The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment and released to his family that same day. He would be taken back to the hospital later to be treated for serious injuries.
The next morning, another employee at the martial arts studio called police to tell them how the child was injured. Police investigated and ended up arresting Branick later that day on a charge of felony child abuse.…
SAINT CLOUD, MN – Police have arrested 37-year-old Jamie Elrod after she allegedly bit off part of her husband’s ear during an argument over beer.
According to reports, police were called to the couple’s home after receiving a report of domestic assault.
Police would find both Elrod and her husband inside the apartment. They would also note Elrod’s husband was missing part of his ear.
During a search of the apartment, officers would find a significant amount of blood as well as a piece of the man’s ear on the floor.
Elrod’s husband told the officers that he and Elrod got into an argument after he returned home from drinking. The argument over beer became physical, said the man, and resulted in Elrod biting off part of his ear.
Elrod, who appeared to have been drinking herself, told police she had no idea what happened to her husband’s ear. She was arrested on a charge of first-degree assault and is currently being held at the Stearns County Jail on $30,000 bond.…
We first reported on Salers back in 2012 after he was taken into custody following the discovery of his half-sister, Katelynn Arnold, hanging dead from a tree in her family’s backyard.
When Arnold did not return home from a bicycle ride in the neighborhood, her aunt went looking for her. She did not find her until she returned home and checked the backyard.
That’s where the 9-year-old was found hanging from a tree by her neck with an old tire swing rope.
The following day, police would take Salers into custody and charged him with capital murder. Only 14-years-old at the time, the teen admitted to police that he intentionally killed his half-sister by hanging her from the tree.
He reportedly gave police a possible motive for wanting to kill the girl, but it was not revealed at the time.…