A security guard at a Motel 6 contacted police to report he had heard a loud argument going on between a man and women in one of the motel’s third-floor rooms. He told them that when he went to investigate, he witnessed Cristal Richardson walking down the hall naked and covered in blood.
Responding police were let into the room by the motel manager, and there they found the dead body of 34-year-old Cedric Owens. According to the medical report, Owens had suffered, “multiple stab wounds to his upper body, his throat was cut and there was traumatic amputation of the penis and scrotum.”
Richardson was treated at the hospital for minor, offensive injuries to her hands before being booked on a charge of murder with bond set at $200,000.
The two were casual acquaintances who both have criminal records that include assault and drug related convictions. Richardson’s attorney said she had simply acted in self-defense.…Continue Reading
Wetumpka, AL - Edward Lee Bodkin, 68, attracted the attention of Massachusetts prison officials after sending a 7-page letter to an inmate at a facility for sexual offenders. In it, Bodkin described a litany of attacks on children, including an alleged encounter of a sexual nature he had with a month-and-a-half-old infant. Elmore County Chief Investigator R.T. Ward. described the letter as “horrendous.”
“We learned of him after we were contacted by a representative from the Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons where one of the inmates was receiving sexually explicit mail from (Bodkin),” said Ward.
According to Ward, investigators and deputies found about 100 VHS video tapes and 500 DVDs containing pornographic material. Sheriff Bill Franklin said that even seasoned investigators found the case disturbing.
“He’ll sit down and talk with you about it like he’s talking about the weather,” the sheriff said. “In all my years in law enforcement, I don’t recall a case like this.”
Bodkin was arrested and jailed shortly after sheriff’s investigators searched his home.…Continue Reading
NEW YORK, NY – A male model has admitted to killing Carlos Antonio De Castro, 65, a Portuguese gossip columnist, inside a New York hotel over the weekend. The grisly remains of Castro were discovered on Saturday inside his hotel room he had been sharing with 21-year-old male model, Renato Seabra. Castro had been brutally bludgeoned and castrated. Seabra was taken into custody after seeking treatment for lacerations to both of his wrists. Seabra is still going through a psychiatric evaluation at Bellevuw Hospital where he has been charged with second-degree murder. He admitted to killing Castro, telling investigators that he tortured Castro for more than an hour and used a computer monitor to knock him unconscious before gouging out one of Castro’s eyes and castrating him using a wine corkscrew. Seabra told friends back home that he was not gay, but friends of the pair say Seabra and Castro had been dating for several months. “He told people back home, before the trip, that he wasn’t gay,” a police source told the New York Daily News.…Continue Reading
Germany – I rarely have time to post foreign crimes as I like to focus on the ones in the US first — and God knows there is no shortage — but there was no way I could let this one pass by. A German father has been arrested and charged with castrating the man dating his teenage daughter. Helmut Seifert, 47, was not real happy when he found out that his 17-year-old daughter was dating 57-year-old Phillip Genscher. So he went to Genscher’s home and with the help of two of his co-workers, forced Genscher to take off his pants and then removed his manjigglies with the aid of a bread knife. “Genscher was fully conscious,” the London’s Telegraph reports. “The severed testicles were taken away by the perpetrator.” Before Genscher bled to death, he was able to make it to a phone and call for help. He will survive, although permanently left the equivalent of a married man. Seifert is to go on trial for attempted murder next year and has not revealed the identity of the men who helped him.…Continue Reading
Brigitte Harris, 26, calling herself “Dark Angel” and “Lady Vengeance”, used emails to lure her stepfather Eric Goodridge, 55, to her third story apartment in Queens. Once there, Harris handcuffed, asphyxiated him and then severed his penis. Revenge for alleged sex abuse when she was a girl.
Harris had left notes in her Rockaways apartment accusing Goodridge of abuse and justifying her crime.
“He wrecked my life,” read one note. “At first, I blamed myself. Now I know it’s not my fault,” another said.
“She planned this – it was premeditated,” a law enforcement source said. “In her mind, it was justified vengeance.”
Police recovered a bloody knife and caught up with Harris after she checked herself into a mental hospital and ranted incoherently about the slaying. So, if the abuse was true, is any of her actions justified? Could an insanity plea be applicable?Continue Reading