Waynesville, NC – A whole lot of horrible gets written about here at the Demon, and sometimes the horrible borders on unimaginable. In such cases, I’ve seen posters say they wished they hadn’t read the story. This may be one that falls into that category. If you don’t feel like you can click that “Read more” link, just hold little Zachary Rich in your thoughts. Because of what his mother did to him, little Zachary now has a colostomy bag.…Continue Reading
Burrell Township, PA–The little angel you see pictured above is 19-month-old Leonard ‘L.J.’ McIntire. Right now, little L.J. is on life support, fighting for his life after a brutal beating by his mother’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Joshua Turner. Yes folks, another ‘beaten by the boyfriend’ story.…Continue Reading
St. Paul, MN - Imagine a 6-year-old boy’s idyllic summer spent with his dad and stepmom in Minnesota.Â Wait.Â This is the Dreamin’ Demon.Â We don’t do idyllic very well, unfortunately.Â Â This particular boy came to his father’s home in June, and when his mother picked him up in late August, she found signs of horrific abuse.Â Â Now his step mother, Mariesa E. Carey is in custody, and there’s a warrant out for the arrest of his father, Jonathan Lee Carey.…Continue Reading
Fort Myers, FL – Rosemary Kunz is almost deadly.Â Oh, she’s pretty enough.Â But under that appealing exterior is a monster.Â Kunz, 23, is facing multiple child abuse charges for torturing her two-year-old stepson.Â According to investigators, Kunz not only admitted the abuse, but said she was “addicted” to abusing the child, and “liked to hear him cry”.Â Â …Continue Reading
L to R: Edgar Manuel Sanchez, Josie Navarro (Myspace) and an unidentified man
Pomona, CA – Edgar Manuel Sanchez was five years old.Â He’d done nothing wrong.Â But that didn’t stop his mother, Josie Navarro, from drowning him in a hotel bathtub on Monday.Â Â Police were called to the Pomona hotel by a desk clerk, who said that they had been notified that a woman in one of the rooms was trying to kill herself. …Continue Reading
Pikeville, KY - Sometimes the irony writes itself.Â Like in this Myspace blog from Kathy Massie, the mother of Trevor Jordon Norman.Â Called “Daddy It HURTS!”, the entry is a poem about a child killed by his raging, abusive father.Â Funny, that, since Massie’s infant son nearly died last month from a broken leg caused by (guess who?) his raging, abusive father.Â Â …Continue Reading
Gainesville, FL – Kevin Andrew Otwell nearly killed his girlfriend’s two-month-old baby boy last week.Â On Monday, Kevin and his girlfriend took the baby to the hospital for what Otwell tried to say was a fall into the baby bathtub.Â Â Except that the baby’s diaper had blood in it, and an “unidentified clear fluid”, and the baby’s skull was broken like a jigsaw puzzle.Â Â Damn those baby-raping, infant-abusing bathtubs, huh? …Continue Reading
Mary Matilda Heath and Sekoa Aiona
Eagle Mountain, UT – A nine-year-old girl saved her brother’s life on Tuesday evening when she made a twelve-foot drop from a second-story bathroom window.Â The little girl was found outside the home, naked except for panties and some newspaper she was using to try to cover herself and keep warm.Â A neighbor called police, and now the little girl and her 8-year-old brother have been rescued from the home they shared with their aunt, Mary Matilda Heath, and Heath’s boyfriend, Sekoa Aiona. …Continue Reading
UPDATE 2/10/09 - Jaime Leigh Erickson, 23, has been charged with neglect in the death of her 17-month-old daughter.
Jose Antonio Mendoza does the perp walk.
Hammond, IN – Jose Mendoza, 28, didn’t have a job. But he did have a girlfriend who had a 17-month-old daughter named Savannah Fullgraf. “Had” being the operative word. Savannah’s mom Jaime was gainfully employed, so it seemed to make sense that Jose would stay home and mind the baby. Right? Right? WRONG!…Continue Reading
Bedtime with a 2-year-old. It can be a real nightmare for caregivers as the little bastards just don’t want to stay in their beds sometimes. This seemed to be an issue Jessie Rodriguez, 27, was having with the child of his girlfriend, Tisa Hawes, 27. Her 2-year-old boy, Brian Hawes, was having problems falling asleep. So genius decided that he would simply tie the boy down to the bed with the boy’s fire engine blanket. On Sept 21st, after multiple times of the boy wriggling out of his restraints, Rodriguez tied the boy down real good. So good, in fact, that the next morning Brian Hawes was dead.…Continue Reading
Bristol, TN–Just before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a call of five people trapped in an overturned vehicle. When officers arrived, they found an upside-down minivan and the five occupants of the vehicle, alive and sitting by the road. Among the five were 43-year-old Randy Lewis and 38-year-old Paula Evans, two 10-year-olds and a 6-year-old child. Police were initially told that Lewis flipped the van, but later found that the driver was actually one of the 10-year-old children. Wait….what?? …Continue Reading
Update: Mitzie Dawn Hadsall has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years behind bars. The punishment imposed Thursday was the maximum possible under terms of a plea agreement on child abuse charges.
Bullhead City, AZ–Robin Hall was shopping at her local Wal-Mart when she spotted a young child all decked out for Halloween. Upon closer inspection, she discovered that the child wasn’t getting ready for trick-or-treating…what she thought was makeup was actually bruises. “His eyes looked like they had blood in them,” Hall said. Hall contacted police, asking them to get there ASAP. While waiting for authorities to respond, Hall stood between the suspect and the door.…Continue Reading
…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