Martinez, CA – I can not imagine what the friends and family of 14-year-old Jenna Betti are going through today after the teen was struck and killed by a train while trying to retrieve a cell phone she’d dropped on the tracks.
According to the girl’s mother, Jenna had been sitting on the tracks with her boyfriend Sunday afternoon when a train approached. Her boyfriend jumped off on one side of the tracks, Jenna on the other.
‘Today my beautiful daughter kissed us goodbye. She was tragically killed today by a train,” Jenna’s mother wrote on Facebook. “She was sitting on the train tracks with her boyfriend… Why they made such a horrible decision we’ll never know.”
Jenna’s second horrible decision was apparently going back to retrieve her cell phone she’d dropped when she jumped off the tracks. ”She didn’t judge the approach, and the train creates a vacuum, we were told, and it sucks you in,” her mother posted. Jenna was killed after being struck by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train.…Continue Reading
PATERSON, NJ — Here’s a nightmare of a story that brought back memories of a childhood incident I experienced. Kenneth Santillan, 13, was found dead after he and a friend were attacked by a bullmastiff as they walked home from school Friday afternoon.
Details are still a bit fuzzy, so I’m sure some of the details below will change, but Santilla and a friend were walking along a stretch of grass that lies between a creek and the back of homes in a Hillcrest neighborhood. One of these fenced-in backyards housed “Trigger”, a 115-pound bull mastiff.
Again, no details on what spurned the attack, but afterwards the boys ran off in separate directions. A neighbor reported that thee 13-year-old boy who was with Santillan ran to her with a bloody hand, claiming he and his friend had been attacked by the dog. She gave him some paper towels for his injury and he continued on his way.
Police were called out to the residence where they found dog’s owner, 50-year-old Paul Clarke, suffering from injuries after he was also attacked by Trigger, and resorted to stabbing the dog several times.…Continue Reading
According to the victim’s report, Holland America cruise line employee Ketut Pujayasa, 28, appeared in her darkened room in the middle of the night and punched, strangled, and raped her.
Objects he used in the assault included a curling iron, a laptop computer, and a phone cord. She reportedly lost consciousness at least once during the incident. Prosecutors say the attack left her “covered in blood from head to toe.”
Pujayasa joins a long list of other people who seem to be trying to show the world that Florida-based crime is a little weirder and more extreme than the rest of the country. . .
The assault happened on Valentine’s Day, and it ruined the holiday for other passengers who don’t find brutal, graphic violence romantic.
According to the FBI’s report, Pujayasa was retaliating against an insult from the victim. After he knocked three times on the victim’s door she said, “Wait a minute, son of a bitch!” This angered the Indonesian citizen so much that he plotted revenge.…Continue Reading
HIGH POINT, NC – Braelynn Rayne Coulter, 3, has died after her family’s pit bull attacked her. Braelynn was reportedly playing when the dog suddenly attacked her, then attacked her mother when she tried to save her.
On Monday, a man called 911 to tell them he was rushing a child to the hospital because he could not wait for an ambulance. He told them the child was attacked by a dog and they were having trouble keeping her breathing. “She’s dying,” the man said.
The child was 3-year-old Braelynn Coulter, and she would die at the hospital that evening after suffering severe injuries to her lower abdomen caused by the family’s pit bull.
Braelyn’s mother was also admitted to the hospital to treat injuries she suffered after the dog attacked her when she tried to stop the attack. The dog was taken to the Guilford County Animal Shelter where he will probably be euthanized after police complete their investigation.
A family friend said the dog has never shown any signs of aggression before, calling the attack a “freak thing.” But one neighbor said the dog attacked another dog in the neighborhood and that she didn’t allow her children out to play if the dog was outside.…Continue Reading
Ocala, FL – Joy L. McCall was arrested earlier this week after the 35-year-old was charged with having sex with a 12-year-old son of a family friend.
The victim’s mother called the Ocala Police Department to report she believed her son was in a sexual relationship with one of her friends. Her son supposedly told a friend at church about having a sexual relationship with McCall, and that boy
cock-blocked told his mother, who then contacted the victim’s mother to relay what she’d been told.
After learning of the possible relationship, the victim’s mother conducted her own investigation and found some disturbing text messages between McCall and her son that seemed to confirm the two had sex on multiple occasions. “She was able to see through the different text messaging that had occurred between McCall and the juvenile. And determine the dates that the incidents had occurred,’ said Sergeant Angy Scroble.
When police interviewed the boy, he confirmed his mother’s suspicions and told them he’d had sex with “Ms. Joy” on three occasions.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Police have arrested a moron in Philadelphia who thought it would be hilarious to film himself threatening people with a pellet gun and then post the videos online.
Police say 21-year-old Darren Stinson, a wannabe comedian, drove around with a friend filming themselves as they pointed the black pellet gun at unsuspecting pedestrians. Stinson then posted the videos on Instagram as “funniestnphilly”.
These videos include Stinson and another jackass pointing the gun at a man salting a snowy sidewalk and demanding he put the salt in their car’s trunk, leading to the man spilling the salt on the ground. Others show Stinson pointing the gun at random pedestrians and firing the gun, laughing like idiots as people dive for cover in the snow.
But Stinson saw nothing wrong with these pranks. He is soo fucking stupid, he thought it was perfectly ok to point a gun at someone as a prank. In fact, he made this comment on one of the videos: “All of this is jokes. …Continue Reading
KNOXVILLE, TN – A woman wanted for the attempted murder of her mother was arrested after she walked up to a news crew and admitted on camera that she tried to stab her mother to death because her mother was the antichrist and the leader of a satanic cult.
Laurie Nichols told authorities that her daughter, 31-year-old Katie Nichols, busted into her room around 3:40am Tuesday, put a sock in her mouth and told her to eat it. Nichols then tied her mom up and strangled her until she lost consciousness before stabbing her once in the chest with a small kitchen knife, once in the abdomen with a large kitchen knife, and once in the neck with a pair of scissors.
Neighbors called police after hearing Laurie’s screams, but by time they arrived Katie had fled the scene with her young daughter. Laurie was rushed to U.T. Medical Center, where she had surgery and is recovering in ICU.
A news crew went out to the apartment complex and were in the middle of interviewing a neighbor who knew the mother and daughter.…Continue Reading
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Craig Wood with the abduction and murder of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old abducted in broad daylight as she walked home from a friend’s house Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called after a couple watched a tan Ford Ranger stop near Owen as she walked down the street and heard the driver ask her for directions. Owens took a step or two toward the truck before the male driver lunged out of the truck, grabbed Owens with his left hand and threw her into the truck “like a rag doll” before fleeing the scene.
Other neighbors chased after the truck, but were unable to stop him. Luckily, the couple were able to give police a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle, including the exact license plate number. This helped police quickly determine the truck was owned by Jim and Regina Wood, who told them the truck was driven by their son, 45-year-old Craig Wood.
When detectives arrived at Craig Wood’s home a few hours after Owens’ abduction, he drove up in the truck police were looking for and tossed a roll of duct tape in the bed of the truck as he got out.…Continue Reading
Back in 2005, 27-year-old Kayla Finley rented MONSTER-IN-LAW from Dalton Video. The then 18-year-old failed to return the video within 72 hours, even after the store sent her multiple letters.
The owner of the video store, which is now out of business, eventually got fed up and went to court. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Finley on a charge of failure to return a rented video cassette – a misdemeanor charge that I wasn’t even aware existed.
Nine years later, Finley went to police to report a crime and was arrested after officers taking her personal details noticed she had an outstanding warrant. She was put in jail overnight and released the following morning after a judge issued a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.
“It’s obvious that Pickens County has nothing better to do,” Finley told reporters.…Continue Reading
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Little Rock Police say 48-year-old Willie Noble didn’t care much about his future freedom when he walked out of his home and started shooting at a car full of teenagers who vandalized his car.
One of those bullets ended up hitting and killing 15-year-old Adrian Broadway, and now Noble is looking at a first degree murder charge.
It happened on at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning after Broadway and a group of her friends pulled up to Noble’s residence for the second time that night, and covered Noble’s car with leaves, eggs and mayo.
Noble came running out of the house armed with a gun, and opened fire on the group of teens as they drove away. Police say the group drove to a nearby gas station and called 911 after realizing Broadway had been shot in the head.
She was rushed to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she would be pronounced dead. Aside from the driver of the vehicle suffering lacerations to his hand from broken glass, no one else in the car was injured.…Continue Reading
Wheelersburg, OH – A mother, stepfather and grandmother are in custody, accused of holding four young children prisoner in their southern Ohio home, binding them with ropes and chains, and torturing them both physically and sexually.
The Scioto County Sheriff’s department first learned about the abuse allegations on Jan. 30th, when a teacher at an online learning school said one of the girls emailed her and asked her to call 911. The victims all lived in the home together and were being home schooled via computer, authorities said.
That same computer enabled an 11-year-old girl to reach out for help via email, claiming she and her siblings were being held prisoner in their home and were being tortured. A Sheriff’s deputy, accompanied by county children’s services, went to the home and interviewed the siblings, and evidence of the alleged abuse was apparent.
“The children stated that they had been tied with ropes and chains to their beds for weeks at a time, sometimes longer (and were) only untied to do school work on the computer,” the sheriff’s department said.…Continue Reading
EVERETT, WA — Brad George, 16, has been charged with murder after he confessed to beating his adoptive mother to death with a dumbbell.
Two weeks after getting off probation for assaulting a staff member at a school for troubled youth, George murdered 37 -year-old Georgina Latshaw, the woman who has taken care of him for the last ten years.
George called 911 on Friday afternoon after coming home from school to find his mother’s car at home, although she should have been at work, and the front door of his family’s apartment open. When he could not get his mother to answer his cell phone, he called for police.
When arriving officers entered the apartment, they found Latshaw dead in her bed. She had apparent blunt-force trauma to the head, and a bloody dumbbell was found in a nearby garbage can. Robbery did not seem to be a motive as there were no signs of forced entry, and money was reportedly lying out in the open in George’s room.…Continue Reading
Blackburn, England – A 13-year-old boy admitted to raping his eight-year-old sister after watching porn on an Xbox because he wanted to “try it out”.
The boy told investigators that he regularly used his gaming console to view porn online and decided to mimic what he’d been watching. He picked his little sister as his sexual guinea pig because she was small and “couldn’t remember stuff”.
According to reports, the teen didn’t hold back. He’s admitted to raping the girl, performing sex acts on her and getting her to perform a sex act on him.
The boy is currently out on bail while a pre-sentence report is being prepared. He is currently living with relatives away from his sister.
“This is one of those tragic sexual experimentation cases,” said .Det Insp Claire Holbrook. “The family is now being supported and the child is recovering well.”
Microsoft released a statement regarding this incident, reminding parents that the console is equipped with parental controls that allows a parent to restrict what games kids can play and what they are able to watch online.…Continue Reading
Raleigh, NC – An 11-year-old boy hanged himself the other day because, according to his parents, he was incessantly bullied at school over his love of the cartoon My Little Pony.
According to Michael Morones’ parents, the boy decided to put a stop to the bullying by hanging himself off the side of his bunk bed. He was found before he killed himself, but not before he deprived his brain of oxygen and caused potentially life-long brain damage.
“We won’t know for months how much is going to heal,” said his mother, Tiffany. “It could even be years before we find out what potential for healing he has.”
Surprisingly, she is not trying to have her son’s alleged bullies found and punished. ”I’ve heard a lot of people say you need to go after bullies and hold them responsible,” said Tiffany. “But you know, I don’t think that’s what Mike would want. I would rather teach people how to do right than turn around than punish, because punishment doesn’t always work.”
Morones is currently in critical condition at children’s hospital WakeMed where he is scheduled to have a tracheotomy today.…Continue Reading
Here, Now – First, let me personally thank each and every one of you who have pledged. We have only been using Patreon for about a month and, overall, I am happy with it. I haven’t spammed the Patreon page over the last couple of weeks, so pledging has stalled a bit, but I have no doubt we can reach a monthly pledge amount that will allow me to remove all banner ads from the site.
For those of you unaware, we have decided to use Patreon in an attempt to crowdfund the site. You can read the long explanation over on our Patreon page. But the short story is the site keeps getting more expensive, but the ad revenue does not change. I could use shitty ads that pop-up\under or fly-over, but I hate those and most of you are probably using some kind of ad-blocking software.
So we though we would see what would happen if we tried not sucking up to advertisers and relied solely on our fanbase for funding, allowing us to focus purely on beautiful, uncensored content.…Continue Reading
KISSIMMEE, FL – Police have arrested 41-year-old Letina Smith after she was accused of subjecting three children under the age of 10 to a punishment called “the electric chair” that included zaps from a pink stun gun.
The alleged practice came to light after one of the kids got into trouble at school and pleaded with her teacher not to call her home and tell she’d misbehaved in class. The girl explained that she and her two brothers lived with her aunt and she was afraid of being punished with Letina’s electric chair.
“(She) explained that the punishment was to get touched with a ‘taser,’” the arrest report stated. “The electric chair consists of the child who is in trouble holding themselves… with their back on the wall and their legs forming a chair. They have to stay there for an hour and if they speak or move Letina will come up to them with the electrical weapon, “taser,” and activate and touch them with it.”
Police interviewed all three children separately and were given similar stories involving Letina and her pink stun gun.…Continue Reading
Napa, CA – Police have arrested Sara Krueger and Scott Warner, the couple who were being sought in connection to the death of Krueger’s 3-year-old daughter, after someone recognized them inside a restaurant.
Police were looking for Krueger and Warner after Krueger’s daughter, Kayleigh Slusher, was found dead on Saturday. The little girl was discovered by police conducting a welfare check at the couple’s apartment based on an anonymous phone tip.
Kayleigh was found lying on a bed and appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma, said Napa police Lt. Debbie Peecook, adding, “There is also preliminary evidence of a sexual assault.”
Neighbors told police they had seen Krueger and Warner leaving the apartment several hours earlier, carrying luggage. Napa police reached out to the public to help find the couple so they could be questioned, and it didn’t take long before someone gave them a call.
On Sunday, someone saw the couple 30 miles away at a restaurant near a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in El Cerrito.…Continue Reading
Here, Now – Thanks to everyone who showed up to Friday night’s surprisingly sober edition of the Pulpit of Doom Podcast in which I was joined by Jaded and our new writer, Adam.
In this week’s podcast we talked about the top 10 stories circulating on the site, including freezing to death, the Arthur G. Dozier Reform School for Boys, burning toddler’s genitals with a hair dryer, car seat murder motives, and why being dick slapped is funny.
At the end of the show, Jaded listened in fascinated silence as Adam and myself discussed horror films for almost an hour, and decided that we will try to do a second weekly podcast dedicated to horror movies. I will get you the details on this as soon as I have them.
As usual, keep up to date with all site related news on our Facebook Page, Twitter, or the Demon’s Den forums. If you’d like to be reminded when the next Pulpit of Doom podcast is about to air, simply follow us on Blog Talk Radio. …Continue Reading
NEW STRAITSVILLE, OH – Police have accused a woman of abusing her two granddaughters in a variety of ways, including forcing one girl to put some shit-stained underwear in her mouth.
Investigators got involved after they received a complaint that 54-year-old Karen Sharpe was abusing her two granddaughters, ages 11 and 13. They were given cellphone video taken by the older girl that contained “the most disgusting, heinous child abuse I’ve ever seen,” according to Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Ed Downs.
The video allegedly shows Sharpe stuffing a dirty pair of men’s underwear in the 11-year-old’s mouth, then taping her mouth shut. After the girl ends up vomiting because the underwear was soiled with shit, Sharpe tells the girl to “swallow it”. This particular abuse was the result of the young girl accidentally stepping on Sharpe’s injured foot.
Sharpe was also accused of hitting the older girl in the face, a girl who already has a steel plate in her head from past abuse at the hands of another adult, causing a large amount of bruising. …Continue Reading
CHANDLER, AZ – Police have charged 65-year-old Rose Mary Vogel with attempted murder after they say she put shit in her husband’s IV while he was recovering from heart surgery.
Vogel was with her husband in his recovery room at Chandler Regional Medical Center when two nurses walked in and found Vogel handling her husband’s IV. The nurses said they saw Vogel touching the IV pump when the pump’s alarm went off, and said she told told them the line needed to be flushed.
One of the nurses noticed something brown in the line and removed it from the man’s arm. She went for help when she noticed the line smelled like shit. When the nurse returned to the room, she said Vogel was trying to empty the IV bag into the trash, but the nurse was able to get it away from her.
Tests would later show that the brown substance was fecal matter. Vogel was originally looking at an aggravated assault charge until investigators searched her purse and found two syringes containing fluid, and a third syringe with what appeared to be traces of feces.…Continue Reading