In The Mean Time...
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.…
Police say Kathleen Peacock and Lucas Barnes put 2-year-old Braydon Barnes in a crib on Friday and left him shut in the room with a space heater for 38 hours.
While the boy slowly cooked in his room, the couple used meth in the home that they also used as a meth lab. Peacock, who is pregnant, later admitted that despite hearing her son crying, she did not check on him until Sunday.
That’s when Peacock discovered her son was dead in his crib and ran to a neighbor for help. That neighbor would later state that when she went inside the boy’s room, it felt like it was 100 degrees. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done for the boy as, according to paramedics, Braydon had been dead for some time.
An autopsy would later reveal the boy was generally malnourished and thin.…
According to the police report, Donald Meikle was in bed with his wife when he passed gas. She first elbowed him in the arm, but then started elbowing him and kicking him when he continued baking his brownies.
This led to Donald restraining his wife for his own safety, but her “lip was inadvertently split open” in the process. Dawn broke free, ran to the bathroom and called 911 while firing off a canister of pepper spray.
When police arrived, they noted Donald had scratches on his chest and that his shirt was ripped in several places. Dawn admitted that she had attacked her husband because of his ass biscuits, and confirmed her busted lip came from being restrained and not from a punch.
Dawn Meikle was arrested and charged with domestic battery. She was placed in the St. Lucie County Jail but has since been released.…
On Thanksgiving morning, the teen and Wood’s 16-year-old daughter had consensual sex and fell asleep. The boy woke up to Woods straddling him and punching him repeatedly in the face.
He managed to grab his pants and run out of the house, but Woods was hot on his trail and did not stop punching him until he began to vomit – telling him that her cousins would finish the job she started.
Woods then went back to her home and used a baseball bat to cause $5000 worth of damage to the car the teenager had left parked in front of her home. She then grabbed the boy’s keys that he left in her home and moved the car down the street.
The boy called police who arrived and talked with Woods. She admitted to hitting the boy because she was angry about finding him in bed with her daughter, and that he was disrespectful towards her.…
BRIDGEPORT, CT — Kyle Damato-Kushel has been charged after the 45-year-old teacher’s aide got caught by her husband having sex with a 15-year-old boy.
Damato-Kushel’s husband thought intruders were in his house the other night and called police. Turned out it wasn’t burglars, but rather his wife shagging a 15-year-old boy she once taught in pre-school.
Despite Damato-Kushel offering the boy $900 to keep his mouth shut, the teen spiiled the beans – telling police he had been having sex with Damato-Kushel since 2013, when he was in seventh-grade.
He said the first time they had sex was in her husband’s “man cave” and that by the end of their run, they’d had sex in other rooms of the house and at various places around Stratford. He said that during that time, Damato-Kushel was pregnant with his baby but had a miscarriage.
Damato-Kushel is going to have a hard time getting out of this one, especially since police say her DNA was found in the boy’s underwear. She’s been charged with second-degree sexual assault, impairing the morals of a child and tampering with a witness.…
According to reports, Gallagher went to his 89-year-old mother’s apartment on Thursday to help her do some cleaning. The next day, he called 911 to report that he’d killed her.
Gallagher reportedly told police that he was upset over bedbugs in his mother’s apartment that he was unable to get rid of, and the fact that his mother may get kicked out and he would have to move some things for her.
So he grabbed a sculpture of himself that was in his mother’s home, and used it to beat the poor woman to death. He also admitted that he tried to smother her with a pillow, suffocate her with a garbage bag and strangle her with his hands.
Gallagher was subsequently arrested and is currently charged with second-degree murder.…
On Saturday, Thomas Perkins, 18; Edward Perkins, 19; and Jesse Perkins, 20, went to a home looking for an acquaintance. While they were there, Hancock also showed up to visit someone at the home.
For reasons that are currently unknown, Jesse Perkins punched, kicked and stomped Hancock before he and his brothers fled the scene. All three were eventually arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault.
“He just attacked this lady for no reason,” said police spokesman James McLellan.
Unfortunately, Hancock would never regain consciousness and would die at the hospital the following day.
Hancock’s death led to Jesse Perkins being charged with murder while his brother, Thomas, will only be charged with hindering apprehension, tampering with physical evidence and interference with public duties. Edward has been released and will not be charged.
Looking at Jesse’s criminal history, it looks as if it was only a matter of time before he would be accused of killing someone.…
According to police, Feliciano became so angry at his baby crying that the 51-year-old went into his room and suffocated him. The boy’s mother, 31-year-old Danielle Whyte, tried to revive the boy but was unsuccessful.
Whyte, a public school teacher, did not call police because Feliciano allegedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone. So, with Whyte’s help, Feliciano put the baby’s body in a plastic bag and buried it in some woods near the Heidi’s Inn motel.
Police were notified after Whyte ingested pills in an apparent suicide attempt. After being taken to the hospital, she told a doctor what happened to her son. Police would locate the boy’s fully-clothed body Saturday afternoon after interviewing Whyte at the hospital.
Feliciano was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after he told detectives he smothered the boy because he was crying, then choked him when he started crying again.…
According to reports, Wey was involved in a months long sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy she met at a student ministry program. During the months of August and September, Wey allegedly had sex with the teen at least 10 times.
These meetings reportedly happened in Wey’s home, car or at Commons Ford Park. Things may not have turned out as they have for Wey, had she not went for a hike with another teenage boy she befriended in September.
According to police, Wey invited him to an after-school walk at Commons Ford Park where she texted the boy that she knew of “some secluded hiking trails.” During the hike, the boy told police the two made out and he had put his hands on her crotch. When asked if he expected to have sex with Wey on that hike, the boy responded, yes, adding, “a teacher just doesn’t hang out with a student to hang out.”
What got police involved was the first boy finding out about Wey’s hike with the other boy.…
Last week, a woman picked up her 10-month-old daughter from the day care owned and operated by Attebury’s mother. When she got home and changed her daughter’s diaper, she discovered her infant was bleeding and took her to the hospital.
Doctors would find the baby girl was suffering from four anal tears and bruising. She was treated for her injuries and sent back home with her family. Police were notified of the possible sexual assault and immediately started their investigation at the day care.
Attebury and his mother both denied knowing how the baby was injured, but Attebury would eventually confess that he was responsible for the girl’s injuries in a videotaped interview. According to Attebury, he forcefully inserted a “Matchbox” type toy car into the girl’s anus. He never gave a reason for his actions.
Justin Attebury was subsequently arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.…
HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX – Jay Hunsucker died while getting Christmas decorations from his attic after the 44-year-old took a wrong step and fell 22 feet onto the floor below.
The incident happened on Friday while Hunsucker was home with his wife and a teenage daughter. He was in the attic getting Christmas decorations when he somehow fell through the ceiling.
Hunsucker landed on the tile floor of his foyer and would die in the ambulance on the way to a helicopter that had landed just a few miles away.
“The county examiner’s office [said] basically the cause of death was massive internal injuries,” said neighbor, Hudson Floyd, who added that the attic has walkways and plywood for storage. “I think he just lost his balance, he tripped and he fell.”
His friends and family said Christmas was one of Hunsucker’s favorite times of the year and that the Christmas lights had already been out since before Thanksgiving.
I can only think of a few deaths worse than dying while covered in anything related to a holiday as horrid as Christmas.…
David Abbott was a Manassas City detective who served on the Northern Virginia-Washington, D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
According to reports, police had been investigating relationships he had with two teen boys he met while a Prince William youth hockey coach.
Police say Abbott solicited sex acts from one boy, who was 11-years-old when they met, over the phone, by text and through social media and email. Police would then learn of a second victim, a 13-year-old boy.
When officers arrived at Abbott’s home to charge him with two counts of taking indecent liberties and two counts of using a communications device to solicit sexual offenses, Abbott refused to come out of the house.
As detectives spoke with Abbott, he pulled out a gun and fatally shot himself.
If Abbott’s name sounds familiar, he made the news last year as the lead detective in a case involving a 17-year-old teen who was sentenced for sending explicit texts to his 15-year-old girlfriend.…
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL – Police have revealed that the 12-year-old boy who was arrested after stealing an elderly man’s car has been arrested over 20 times.
Last Friday, 89-year-old Raymond Raftery was at a gas station when the 12-year-old boy rode up to him on a bicycle to inform him that he had a flat tire.
When Raftery pulled over to the air pumps and got out to check his tire, the boy hopped off of his bike, got into the man’s car and drove off.
A St. Petersburg Police Department detective reviewed surveillance footage that captured the incident, and recognized the boy. He was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with grand theft motor vehicle.
Detectives also revealed the boy has been arrested more than 20 times, but I have not found what these arrests were for. Police say they have not received any other calls regarding this “you tire is flat” scam, but they wanted the public to be aware of it.
SALINAS, CA — A lot of information is still coming in on this next story out of California, where two people have been arrested after a child abuse investigation led police to the dead bodies of two children inside a storage locker.
Tami Joy Huntsman, 39, and Gonzalo Curiel, 17, have been arrested and charged with felony child abuse, torture and mayhem after a young girl in their care was found severely abused.
The girl is currently in the hospital in critical condition after undergoing surgery, according to the Redding Police Department.
During their investigation, police would be directed to a storage unit where they would discover the dead bodies of two children, ages 3 and 5, who are reportedly the abused girl’s siblings.
Aside from combing the couple’s home, police are also at an apartment in Salinas, where the couple recently moved from. They have not said what they are looking for, but prosecutors said the apartment belongs to a woman who may have had temporary custody of the children at some point.…