HAYDEN, ID – Veronica Rutledge was inside a Walmart when she was accidentally shot and killed by her 2-year-old boy after he reached into her purse and her concealed gun fired.
The shooting occurred on Tuesday at around 10:20 a.m. as Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, said Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller.
The boy was in a shopping cart when he reached into his mother’s purse and pulled out a small-caliber handgun. The gun fired once and Rutledge, who had a concealed weapons permit, was fatally struck.
“It appears to be a pretty tragic accident,” Miller said.
Rutledge’s husband showed up to the store shortly after the shooting. All of the children were taken to a relative’s house.
Rutledge’s father-in-law, Terry Rutledge, told The Associated Press that Rutledge “was a beautiful, young, loving mother” and was “not the least bit irresponsible.” I beg to differ.
Look, I’m all for people being able to carry a concealed firearm. Hell, I’m a concealed weapons permit holder myself.…
Belvoir was at the attraction with his 25-year-old daughter celebrating Christmas one day early because his daughter wanted to spend Christmas day with her boyfriend.
His daughter had already completed the rope course and watched as her father fell from the highest point of the course and landed on the cement floor 30-feet below.
Emergency responders administered CPR on Belvoir and rushed him to Dr. Phillips Hospital, but he would later die from his injuries.
No official word on what the major malfunction was, but reports say Belvoir was still in his harness when he landed and that the disconnect was from where the harness attached to the ride.
“He was still hooked on his harness, but the little thing that it goes into is what came out of. The actual ride piece itself. There’s little sliders,” said Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry of the Orlando Police Department.…
TWIN FALLS, ID – Neighbors say that while her two sons died inside a burning trailer, Heather Green tried comforting them from outside.
On Monday night, Heather Green stepped outside of the trailer she lived in with her three young children at the High Desert RV Park. While outside of the trailer having a smoke, she played a game with one of her sons.
He would push the trailer door toward her from inside the trailer, and she would push it back. On one of these push backs, the trailer door shut and was locked from the inside. Not long after, Green saw that the trailer was on fire.
Green tried to get her 4-year-old daughter to unlock the door, but she was unable to do so. Green started screaming for help and neighbors rushed over in an attempt to break into the trailer.
Unable to get in through the door, Gary Zimmers broke a window and started feeling around inside and was able to grab Green’s daughter and pull her out.…
The Wisconsin college gymnast was found dead inside a dumbwaiter at the at the WingDam Saloon and Grill where she worked as a waitress.
A co-worker on the first floor opened the dumbwaiter expecting to find dirty dishes from a second floor banquet, but found Baures’ dead body instead.
Now that the autopsy report has been released we know that a crime was not committed, which is a good thing, but I still have no idea how she managed to get herself killed.
You can read the full report here, but here’s the part regarding how she died:
“Based on the autopsy results, FCPD believes that Brooke’s head was located almost entirely inside the cab of the elevator canted slightly to her right as the cab descended. When the roof of the cab passed the sill of the second floor access, Brooke sustained fatal crushing injuries to her brainstem and cerebellum.…
PINELLAS PARK, FL — A moron accidentally killed himself after threatening to shoot the family dog and then somehow managed to shoot himself in the face.
According to Pinellas Park police, 57-year-old Dennis Emery became angry with his wife when he could not locate his lighter. During this argument Emery picked up a revolver, pointed it at the family dog and threatened to shoot it.
I’ll let Pinellas Park Police Spokesman Sgt. Adam Geissenberger explain what happened next.
“At some point, Emery started to release the hammer back to a safe position. He pointed the gun at his face while he was lowering the hammer and the firearm discharged, striking him in the face,” said Geissenberger.
Officers arrived at the scene after a 17-year-old inside the home called 911. Police said they got conflicting reports of whether Emery shot himself on purpose or not, but at this point the death is being ruled accidental and no charges are expected to be filed.
On purpose or not, this guy was an ongoing train wreck.…
TULSA, OK — Tulsa police say 26-year-old Christa Engles died after she was accidentally shot in the head by her 3-year-old son.
Engles was home Monday afternoon with her one-year-old and three-year-old children. According to Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker, Engles was changing the baby’s diaper when her toddler somehow gained access to a loaded, semi-automatic handgun and fired the fatal shot.
According to a neighbor, the children’s grandmother came in to the room and found Engles wounded and the two children covered in her blood. Engles was rushed to the hospital but would die from her injuries.
The boy reportedly repeated “Mommy shot” over and over again as he was taken away from the home to be interviewed by child specialists. The boy would admit to them that he’d found the gun under the couch before firing the fatal shot.
Police confirmed that they found several guns inside the home. Engles’ husband is a truck driver who was on the road at the time of the shooting.
“I lost my Wife to an accident yesterday,” he posted on Facebook.…
It happened on Friday night as Campbell was riding in a car driven by her 33-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend would later tell police that they’d recently bought the gun in case shit went down over the grand jury’s decision on the shooting of Michael Brown.
He said that as he was driving, Campbell pulled out the gun and started waving it around in a joking manner, stating they were ready for Ferguson. The boyfriend said that as he ducked to get out of the way of the gun, he accidentally rear-ended another car.
The resulting collision caused Campbell to discharge the gun and shoot herself in the head, according to the boyfriend. Campbell was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police are still investigating the incident as they want to make sure that the boyfriend is telling the truth and that Campbell actually did nominate herself for a Darwin Award.…
CHINA – Two-year-old Wei “Keke” Tsao was killed and had his head partially eaten by the family pig after he crawled into the animal’s pen while his parents were not looking.
According to reports, Keke had been playing outside in the garden but crawled into a pig pen after his parents stepped inside there home for a moment. The pen housed a sow who deemed Keke a threat to her piglets when he got too close.
Keke’s father said they were only inside for a couple of minutes when they heard Keke’s screams. They ran outside to find the boy in the pen with the pig “gnawing on Keke’s head.”
Neighbors rushed to the scene after hearing the boy’s screams, but after wrestling the pig to the ground it was apparent there was nothing that could be done for Keke as a portion of his head had been eaten.
The pig was ultimately beat to death and tied to a tree before having it’s stomach split open. A lot of commenters seem to stop at this point so they can post that the pig should not have been killed because it was just protecting its young. …
MESA, AZ – Brett Benavides, 42, has been charged after a hammer flew from his hand while vandalizing his girlfriends car, and fatally struck a man in the forehead.
Court documents say Benavides was losing his shit in an apartment complex parking lot, using a hammer to smash in the windshield of his girlfriend’s car.
At some point during Benavides’ dumbassery, he lost his grip on the hammer and it went flying through the air, hitting Steven Melcher in the forehead as he stood on his porch just feet away.
Melcher was taken to the hospital for his head injury, but developed a brain bleed and fell into a coma. He was taken off life support two days later.
“It just really hurts, I feel empty,” said Melcher’s wife of 25 years. “All I know is I want justice,” she said.
Dunno if she will get it, but police have arrested Benavides and have charged him with manslaughter.
One of the reasons why I posted this article, aside from the ridiculous way Mr.…
MIDDLETOWN, OH – Authorities say 16-year-old Christian Faith Benge had a pre-existing health condition when she collapsed and died partway through a haunted house attraction.
Benge only had one lung after being born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a birth defect that prevents the lungs from developing normally.
Despite her condition and operating on one lung, she and around 100 friends and family decided to visit the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park.
The popular Halloween attraction has four haunted houses and one haunted trail with “live spooks, lunatics and chainsaw-wielding madmen.”
Benge had made it halfway through the attraction when she suddenly collapsed. Her mother immediately performed CPR but the teen would be pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.
Medical officials say part of the girl’s heart was enlarged four times its normal size. “They said she was like a time bomb,” her grandmother said.
“I trust God. He has the ultimate plan,” said Benge’s mother. “She’s better off than we are … because of her faith in Christ I know she’s home.”
This family puts a lot of faith in God, believing he’s the reason why their daughter survived a birth defect with a 40-62% mortality rate, but I don’t think I would’ve pushed my luck by taking her to a place where people try to scare the shit out of you.…
Zhang was at the zoo with his grandfather when he climbed over a safety rail and reached inside a bear’s cage to try and give it food. The bear ended up grabbing the boy’s right arm, instead.
As Chien screamed, people tried beating the bear of the boy for 10 minutes until the bear finally ripped off Chien’s arm. It would take zoo official another 20 minutes to retrieve the arm from inside the bear’s cage.
Pictures of the poor kid are now online, showing him standing alone, in shock, with a bone protruding from his shoulder where is arm used to be. He was taken to the hospital but doctors were unable to save the arm.
I think parents in China are required by law to throw one-armed children in the trash, so Chien’s parents are understandably upset and are blaming the zoo.…
HAUSER, ID – Jeremy McSpadden was an 18-year-old zombie actor at an Idaho corn maze who was killed Saturday night after being ran over by the Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus.
McSpadden was working at the Incredible Corn Maze where people can pay $15 to ride a modified school bus equipped with mounted paintball guns to shoot at attacking zombies.
Multiple witnesses state that as McSpadden emerged from his hiding spot and ran toward the bus, he stumbled and fell directly in front of the rear tires of the bus.
Although the bus was moving so slow that a speed didn’t register on the speedometer, the teen was unable to get out of the way and was crushed to death. Because of the bumpy terrain, most people didn’t even realize anything had happened.
It wasn’t until after the bus had traveled away, and the zombie actors were resetting for the next bus to pass by, that anyone realized McSpadden had been run over. Emergency services were called, but there really wasn’t anything they could do for the kid.…
FULTON COUNTY, GA – Janna Thompson has been indicted on second-degree murder and child cruelty charges after a 3-year-old boy in her daycare accidentally hanged himself while playing on a slide.
On July 9, Thomas Stephens was being watched at Janna’s Daycare, a daycare Thompson ran out of her home. According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Thompson took Stephens and two other toddlers outside to play, leaving two infants and another toddler inside her home.
At some point Janna went back inside to discipline another child.
“While the children were playing, one toddler began misbehaving,” court documents stated. “The Provider took this child inside leaving three children unsupervised on the playground. While inside, the Provider used the restroom, received a phone call and made a phone call.”
After an “undetermined amount of time,” Thompson went back outside and found Stephens laying flat on a slide with a piece of twine wrapped around his neck. The boy wasn’t breathing, so Thompson called 911 and attempted CPR. Unfortunately, Stephens would die in his mother’s arms at the hospital the following day.…
ZWOLLE, LA – Police have not filed any criminal charges after a 19-month-old boy got wedged in his mother’s car window and died of positional asphyxia, although there is a criminal investigation into the child’s death.
Emergency responders were called to a home just before 11 p.m. Saturday, where Robert Lynch was found unresponsive and hanging out of his mother’s car window. The toddler was transferred to the hospital and placed on life support Unfortunately, the boy was pronounced brain dead and removed from life support the next day.
Investigators would later learn that the boy’s mother, 26-year-old Deunka Lynch, had just left a family gathering and had placed her son in the backseat of her car without restraining him. She told investigators that after she parked her car she noticed that the back window was rolling up, trapping her son.
Lynch’s family say this was a tragic accident and is in no way reflective of her parenting skills. “This is just something that happened and as a family we are going to stand together,” said the victim’s grandfather, Danny Lynch.…
CHANDLER, AZ — A man trimming trees at a car dealership was decapitated when he somehow fell headfirst into an industrial wood chipper.
According to the Chandler Police Department, the unidentified man worked for Phoenix Trim-A-Tree LLCA and was part of a small crew trimming trees at Freeway Chevrolet at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
He was reportedly standing on the wood chipper when he suddenly slipped and fell in. To make matters worse, two of the workers with him when it happened were his two sons.
The man’s family arrived on the scene and described the victim to reporters as a happy, family man who took pride in his work and had been employed by the landscaping company for years.
The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration will probably conduct their own investigation, said Chandler police spokesperson Sgt. Seth Tyler.
If there’s a silver lining to this man’s horrific death, it’s the fact that he went in with his head. I’m sure it was pretty quick. Aside from being eaten alive by an animal, I cannot think of a more terrifying way to die than to get pulled feet first through a goddamn wood chipper.…
Barngrover, 32, was with his 9-year-old son driving to purchase Barngrover’s “dream truck” when his current truck stalled on the train tracks. After getting himself and his son out of the truck, the train hit the vehicle.
According to eyewitnesses, the force of the collision caused Barngrover’s truck to smash into him. Barngrover was rushed to Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital where he would die from his injuries.
His son was taken to the hospital where he was treated for pain, but I’m guessing the bulk of the damage that kid will suffer from isn’t the physical kind.
A GoFundMe page has been setup to help Barngrover’s wife and three children with funeral and medical costs. The couple dated for 12 years but just got married last year.
“I still keep hoping to wake up and have my sweet husband laying next to me like he was supposed to for the rest of my life.…
ELIZABETH, NJ – Police say 32-year-old Maria Fernandes died while napping in her car after being overcome by a mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container.
The 32-year-old worked four jobs, including shifts at two different Dunkin Donuts. While driving to these jobs, Fernandes would often pull her Kia Sportage off the road and take naps. She would also keep a container of gasoline in her car because she occasionally ran out of gas.
Last week Fernandes pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store to get some sleep after working an overnight shift. She left the car running and may have been unaware that the gas can in the car had turned over.
Eight hours later, police received a call about an unresponsive woman in a car. When emergency workers got inside the car, they immediately detected a strong chemical odor and determined Fernandes was dead. Since they didn’t know where the chemical smell was coming from or how deadly it was, they called in a Hazmat team.…
A 9-year-old girl was with her family at Bullets and Burgers shooting range to enjoy some cheeseburgers and semi-automatic weapons when the girl accidentally shot her gun instructor in the head with an Uzi.
It happened Monday morning as the girl’s gun instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, was giving her instructions on how to shoot an Uzi. As Vacca hovers over her, he has the girl fire a single shot before switching the weapon to “fully automatic” mode.
When the girl fires again, the recoil causes her to lose control of the gun while still squeezing off shots. Her arm veers sharply up and to the left, striking Vacca at least once in the head. He would die later that night after being rushed to the hospital.
“The guy just dropped,” Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe said, adding that no citations will be issued and no charges will be filed as the shooting range is a licensed and legal operation.…