…Neighbors Say, “Sweet People!”
10/10/08 – Update – Minerva Lopez and Porfirio Olivas-Lopez waived their rights to preliminary hearings during a court appearance on 10/9/08.Â Â They stood mute on the collective charges against them, prompting the court to enter “not guilty” pleas on their behalf.Â Additional charges may be filed.
Porfirio Olivas-Lopez and Minerva Lopez:Â 75 counts of child abuse pending
Madison, WI – Minerva Lopez, 32, and Porfirio Olivas-Lopez, 38, lived in an apartment on Pheasant Ridge Trail with their 5 children, including a newborn.Â Â Â Neighbors describe them as “some sweet people,” and say, “We would sit and talk. She was nice.Â They seemed happy.”Â Â Apparently, looks can be deceiving. …Continue Reading
Sometimes, as a blogger, you order up the crazy.Â Sometimes you have to go look for the crazy.Â And sometimes, like today, a friend lends a hand and brings the crazy to you. Â Steve Huff must have known I was running low on the crazy, so he sent over a gift-wrapped parcel of insanity from his blog, True Crime Report. The writeup is mine, but much of the information came from him.Â Thanks, Steve! – Now With More Delicious Video Goodness!
http://www.myspace.com/my_baby_bianca & http://www.bebo.com/KarraeStarr
Herrin, IL - Bianca Nicole Starr celebrated her third birthday just weeks ago.Â Thanks to her mother, 18-year-old Karrae Starr, little Bianca will never see four.Â On Saturday, September 27, police were called to Karrae and Bianca’s apartment.Â Bianca was unresponsive.Â A few hours later, Bianca was dead.Â Â The only person at home with the toddler on Saturday was her mother, Karrae. …Continue Reading
DENVER – Tistan Price, 23, told police that on Friday morning, he went to wake up his step-daughter, 4-year-old Tamyrill Randall. She would not respond. He shook her and tried to wake her by putting her in the shower, but she would not wake up. Tristan called 911, and the little girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. The cause of death? “Multiple injuries located in the torso region, which included eight broken ribs and a liver that was almost ripped in half.”…Continue Reading
Morristown, TN – David DeShields seemed like a proud father, if his Myspace (now private) was any indication.Â DeShields, 27, and his wife Casey have two little girls – a daughter about 4 or 5 years old, and baby MaKaylah, now aged nine months.Â Â But now MaKaylah has a broken nose and multiple fractures to both her legs – and David DeShields is in jail for the abuse of his infant daughter.Â …Continue Reading
Lusby, MD – Renee Bowman, 43, had three daughters, all adopted. Now she has one daughter and two frozen corpses. And if you ask me, I think she was hoping to go 3-for-3 on the corpses. Bowman’s youngest child, a seven year old girl, was found horribly abused on Friday night after she jumped from a window in the home while Bowman was away. On Saturday, police found the remains of the girl’s older sisters, ages nine and eleven, in the basement freezer. On Friday night, the little 7-year-old managed to escape her nightmare of Mommy Hell when Bowman left the home and went to the District of Columbia. She had locked the child in a bedroom while she was gone, and the little girl managed to jump out a window. She was walking from door to door wearing nothing but a t-shirt soaked in blood and fecal matter when a neighbor saw the child, gave her some clothes, and called 911.…Continue Reading
Murray, KY – Carol Elizabeth Erwin, 29, has self-control problems.Â Anger management issues, you might say.Â So perhaps she was a bad choice to care for for her boyfriend’s three-year-old son.Â Last week, the boy was taken to the hospital after a social services hotline visit.Â The child had multiple broken bones in various stages of healing, pelvic damage, numerous bruises and scratches, marks from being manually choked, and burns.Â Â Anyone else wonder where Daddy was?…Continue Reading
Laurel, DE – People accessorize everything these days. It used to be all about a snazzy purse and pair of shoes, but now we spend big bucks on making our homes look just right, we buy clever covers for our laptops and MP3 players, and we even accessorize our vehicles. There are doodads to hang on the rearview, funny faces to attach to the antenna, stickers to put in the back window. And to take your pick-up truck’s redneck quotient to the nth degree, a rebel flag and gun rack won’t cut it any more — now you must opt for the trailer hitch testicles, available in a variety of finishes (and lighted!). However, Christopher Swank and Ashley Bell are doing their best to break all standards for trailer hitch decoration. They’ve been using Bell’s 2-year-old son.Â …Continue Reading
..including his wife.
Tampa, FL – Timothy Joseph Gilley, 21, has a hot temper, a short fuse, and two children in his house.Â One is his two year old stepdaughter; the other is his wife, the former Hope Rhodes, who is now all of sixteen years old. Yes, you heard me.Â They got married in May and already he’s trying to strangle Hope and beat up the baby.Â Â Now that’s love, right there. …Continue Reading
Belle Plaine, IA – Victoria Marie Meeks, 22, has hardwood floors and a three-year-old daughter named Ava.Â Â And guess what?Â Slamming Ava’s head on said hardwoods?Â Not a good idea.Â Now Ava’s in the hospital after having surgery on her head, and Victoria Meeks has been arrested for fracturing her daughter’s skull.Â Â If Ava could talk, I bet she’d say, “Thanks, Mom.Â I love a brain injury!”Â Or, y’know… not. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 9/26/08Â – Jennifer Spoerl has been arrested and charged with one count of “unlawful conduct toward a child” in connection with an incident that happened the day before her son Blaise’s murder. On Sunday, September 14, Jennifer and Justin Hillerby took Blaise to the neighborhood pool, where witnesses say the couple argued and drank alcohol while Blaise kept falling into the pool. Several times, the baby had to be rescued by other swimmers.Â Jennifer Spoerl is out on $20,000 surety bond.
Justin Hillerby and Blaise Preston Spoerl
Summerville, SC – Justin Hillerby’s Myspace page is private now.Â His mood is set to “scared”.Â And he just wants to “relax with Jenn until things are done with”.Â Things like his trial for killing his girlfriend’s 22-month-old son, no doubt.Â Blaise Preston Spoerl, not quite two years old, was pronounced dead on the morning of Monday, September 15.Â Â His mother, Jennifer Spoerl, discovered her son’s body. …Continue Reading
Kimberly Helmes and Kyle W. Cooper
Blue Springs, MO – J.B. died on Friday, September 12 – but it took almost two weeks for his mother and her boyfriend to kill him.Â The one-year-old’s slow death was probably caused by sepsis or internal trauma.Â After a Labor Day beating, J.B.’s arm was broken and his tongue was split nearly in two.Â Â Kimberly Helmes, 21, and Kyle Cooper, 25, decided not to take J.B. to the hospital.Â Â Instead, they tried to stitch his tongue back together with a needle and thread.Â …Continue Reading
Bradenton, FL - I understand how really annoying teenagers can be.Â Sometimes raising a teenage girl means you really just want to lock ‘em up and throw away the key.Â But I think David Ingram, 48, and his wife Peggy Ingram, 51, overreacted on Friday night.
Now the Ingram’s 17-year-old daughter is in the hospital with a skull fracture, which she sustained after freeing herself from the trunk of the family car.Â Oh, yeah.. the car was moving at the time.Â Â And the girl’s wrists and ankles had been bound with duct tape.Â And the girl’s head and face had been covered.Â Â Â Denizens, that does not sound like “you’re grounded” to me.Â …Continue Reading
UPDATE 1-10-2009: On Thursday, a grand jury ruled that the 19-year-old Arielle Smith should stand trial on a second degree murder charge after she was ruled mentally competent.
NEW ORLEANS – 19-year-old Arielle Smith was placed in charge of 5-month-old Andre Jenkins and his 18-month-old brother. Their mother had dropped them off at her home to go to work. Some time later, the mother, Brandy Dozier, received a phone call from Smith telling her that Andre was not breathing. …Continue Reading
Sergio Martinez-Gonzalez and Adrianna Marie Lucero
Kearns, Utah – I can’t imagine it’s easy, being seventeen years old and a mother of three.Â Especially when two of them are infant twins, and one is a two-year-old.Â Â But what Adrianna Lucero did is so heinous it hurts me to write it.Â Â Lucero, 17, is accused of bending her two-year-old son Alejandro Lucero backwards until his spine snapped in half, killing him.…Continue Reading
Rockport, TX – Kadyn Jai Montoya died on Saturday.Â He was two months old.Â It’s a story we at the Dreamin’ Demon see all too often – baby has head trauma, baby is put on life support, baby dies a few days later, mother’s boyfriend is charged.Â Â In this case, the mother’s boyfriend is Justin Paul Guidry, a 17 year old boy from Sunset, Louisiana. …Continue Reading
Article written and submitted by our contributor katyk – thanks!
Shemeeka Davis(L) and Jasmine Davis (R)
Antioch, CA - Jasmine Davis was a 15-year-old girl who should have just been getting home from the first day of school like other kids her age. Instead, at 3:15 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 2, police discovered her dead body. She had allegedly been beaten to death that morning. It was obvious sheâ€™d suffered abuse for a long time.Â …Continue Reading
Forrest City, AR - It seems to me that no matter how much of a dirtbag, slime-sucking, dickwad, waste-of-space piece of shit a guy might be, there has to be at least the smallest bit of pride when the orifice in which he stuck his dick nine months ago produces a brand-new little person into this world. After all, when that tiny human being navigates the birth canal and draws in those first few breaths, that is proof right there that those sperm sacs he’s swingin’ around are carrying live ammo. …Continue Reading
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Larry and Becky Tortellet
Tucson, AZ - A 9-year-old boy, whose name is being withheld, was found last Saturday locked in a bedroom closet surrounded by feces and urine. He was severely malnourished, weighing only 48 pounds and looked â€œpaleâ€ according to the arresting deputy.
Becky Lee Tortellet, 50, and her husband Larry Alan Tortellet, 52, are the grandparents of the deteriorating little boy. They were arrested on child abuse charges after the sheriffâ€™s department had been tipped off to the childâ€™s condition by a behavioral health center employee. …Continue Reading
Troy Edwards and Jathiya Wooden
Norfolk, VA - When I was a kid, I liked to play hide and seek.Â And apparently Jathiya Wooden and her boyfriend, Troy Edwards, like to play hide and seek too.Â In this case, they hid Jathiya’s four-year-old daughter Tamera Wooden and forgot to seek her.Â For a really, really long time.Â …Continue Reading
Kimberly’s parents, Scott and Terri Sullivan
Tucson, AZ – Little Kimberly Sullivan was only six weeks old when she was pronounced dead at her Tucson home on Saturday.Â Her tiny body was emaciated, starved to skin and bones.Â Too bad the same can’t be said for her parents, Scott and Terri Sullivan.Â Â They look healthy enough in those mugshots, don’t you think? …Continue Reading