SAN DIEGO, CA – Last year we reported on 52-year-old Michael Lutts, a pediatric nurse who sexually abused a 6-week-old boy who was born prematurely, as well as an 11-month old girl. On Monday, he was sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Lutts was arrested last year after investigators discovered that an email address registered to his home was sending child pornography to 34-year-old Stephen Schaffner of Greensboro, Maryland.
The child pornography involved Lutts and his 2-month old foster child who he had started to abuse sexually almost immediately after bringing him to his home.
Under the direction of Schaffner, Lutts performed a host of heinous things with the crying boy, who was still wearing a hospital tag around his leg. These images and videos included Lutts performing oral sex on the baby, and masturbating while he fondled the infant’s genitals.
In September of last year, a grand jury indictment alleges Lutts may have also sexually abused an 11-month-old girl. In January of this year, Lutts would plead guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of distributing child pornography.…
I had a draft of this story written up yesterday, but was waiting to see if any more details came out regarding a motive behind the killing. But as of this morning, not much else is known and the entire incident is just as bizarre as it is tragic.
According to the initial reports, 32-year-old Ronald Exantus was 200 miles from his home in Indiana when he broke into the house where 6-year-old Logan Tipton lived with his parents and three siblings.
After grabbing a large kitchen knife, Exantus wandered around the home before making his way to Tipton’s upstairs bedroom. For reasons unknown, Exantus then used the knife to fatally stab the sleeping boy multiple times in the head.
Tipton’s sisters woke up during the attack and began screaming, prompting their father to run into the room and hold Exantus at the scene until police arrived. …
Riggins was reported missing on November 13, one day after calling his girlfriend to inform her he and another man were breaking into homes in Barefoot Bay and were now hiding from police.
Deputies, K-9 units and a sheriff’s helicopter where in the area looking for Riggins and his accomplice after alert neighbors called to report two men dressed in black lurking behind their homes. The search was called off after they were unable to locate the two men.
Ten days later, a part of Riggins’ body was found floating in the neighborhood pond. When the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office dive team went to recover the body part, they encountered an 11-foot alligator they believed was responsible for Riggins’ demise.
After trapping and killing the animal, the county medical examiner would find the rest of Riggins in the gator’s stomach.
“He probably went into the lake to hide from the officers and the dog, and came across that gator,” Maj.…
TULSA, OK – Police have arrested 30-year-old Cody Johnson after his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter was found unresponsive and bleeding from her vagina and rectum.
According to an arrest report, the girl was unresponsive and in cardiac arrest when her mother and Johnson brought her to the emergency room on Saturday.
While in the care of Johnson, the girl had suffered “numerous visible facial contusions and bruising and bleeding coming from both the child’s vagina and rectum.” Trauma to the girl’s genitals were consistent with “extensive forcible penetration,”
Johnson told police that the girl had slipped and fell on a toy. Which, believe it or not, is not the first time the “toy rape” excuse has been used. The girl was on life support and in extremely critical condition before dying the following day.
Cody Johnson was placed in the Tulsa Jail on Sunday on charges of first-degree murder of a minor, child abuse and sexual abuse of a minor. His bond has been set at $200,000 for the abuse charges, though no bond has been set for the murder charge.…
CHICAGO, IL — Police have charged 18-year-old Jazmine Jones with the death of her daughter after they say she fatally beat the girl because she wouldn’t eat her noodles. Let me warn you that the details of this incident are pretty rough.
On Saturday afternoon, Jones became frustrated with 2-year-old Elliana Claiborne because she wouldn’t eat her noodles. Jones yelled at the little girl before punching her in the stomach four to five times. Jones’ boyfriend would later tell police he believed the punches “would’ve knocked the wind out of him if he were the one being hit.”
Afterwards, Jones left the house to go buy some weed. When she returned, Elliana had thrown up, couldn’t use the bathroom, and had a swollen stomach. Her boyfriend’s mother told Jones she should take the girl to the hospital, but Jones decided to just give her daughter some laxatives and juice.
That night, Jones’ boyfriend put Elliana in the same bed as his minor sister. The girl was moaning about stomach pains and would vomit a greenish liquid.…
Strickland was walking with his mother Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked by a pitbull escaped a fenced yard. The dog dragged Strickland back behind the fence where he was mauled to death by a total of four pitbulls.
Strickland’s mother tried fighting off the dogs, but was unable to stop them. Her screams for help alerted neighbors, who tried desperatley to get the dogs off the boy. Despite yelling, using bricks, clubs and even Mace, they could not get the dogs off the boy.
It wasn’t until police showed up and fatally shot three of the dogs that they were finally able to free Strickland. Unfortunately, it was too late and he would die from his injuries after being rushed to the hospital.
The owner of the unlicensed dogs, a 41-year-old man, is co-operating with authorities and could face negligent homicide charges. According to reports, animal control have been called to the area a couple of times regarding stray dogs in the area of the man’s home.…
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – Johnathon Holmes got more than he bargained for when the woman he sexually assaulted fought back by biting his tongue and punching his fat face while holding keys in her hand.
According to police, the 21-year-old woman was walking home from work when she noticed she was being followed by Holmes. Sensing something bad was going to happen, the woman put her keys in her hand and called her boyfriend.
After walking for about a mile, Holmes made his move and dragged the woman into some bushes. “You’re going to enjoy this,” Holmes told the woman as groped her breasts and forced his tongue into her mouth.
The woman wasn’t going down without a fight, and bit down on Holmes’ tongue as hard as she could. She was then able to maneuver on top of Holmes and punch him in the face several times while holding her keys. Her screams for help alerted some passer-bys, prompting Holmes to run off.
Aside from the injuries he received from his victim, Holmes would also injure himself after his fat ass tried jumping over some railings.…
WILLOWICK, OH – Police have arrested two sisters after they say the duo used braided computer cables to strangle their 56-year-old mother on Thanksgiving, before trying to smother her with a pillow.
The mother of Jennifer Barnes, 23, and Joanna Barnes, 24, called police to her home on Thanksgiving, asking that they check on her two daughters. She didn’t tell them what had happened until the next day when she went to the hospital with with injuries and bruising to her neck.
According to reports, the sisters placed USB cables around their mother’s neck and then each grabbed an end and pulled. Their mother was able to get free, only to have one of the sisters try to strangle her with a towel while the other tried smothering her with a pillow.
During the attack, one sister allegedly told her mother, “You are going to die tonight.” The woman was able to get free from her daughters again, then run from the house and call police.
Jennifer and Joanna were both arrested without incident and charged with attempted murder.…
BEACH PARK, IL – Police have arrested 47-year-old Armando Trejo Jr. after he allegedly beat his wife and 14-year-old stepson to death with an aluminum baseball bat.
Early Sunday morning, police received a 911 call from Trejo’s wife of two years, Lailani Trejo, who told the dispatcher “she’s dying, she’s bleeding.” She stopped speaking, but could hear the pinging noise being made by her husband striking her with a baseball bat.
Five minutes after Lailani placed that phone call, police arrived at the couple’s home to find Trejo outside. He told the officers it was all a misunderstanding, and that a child in the home had accidentally made the call to 911.
Police didn’t buy it and checked inside the home where they found a bloody bat, blood-splattered walls, and the dead bodies of Lailani and her son, 14-year-old Patrick K. Cruz Uy. The victims had “extreme” marks to their bodies and “an extensive amount of blood” pooling around the boy, said Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Zeit.
Trejo would eventually admit to murdering them both after he and his wife got into an argument.…
LIVINGSTON, NY – Tara Tomlin, 20, has been accused of giving birth while at her job at a convenience store, then murdering the newborn and tossing him in a dumpster.
Police received a call early Friday morning from someone alerting them that there may be a baby outside of the Bells Pond Valley Xtra Mart where Tomlin worked as a cashier.
An initial search yielded nothing, but police would go back later after receiving another phone call providing more information. They then return to the store and find the body of a newborn in a plastic bag inside a trash bin behind the store.
Investigators would eventually conclude that Tomlin, who looks suspiciously like a light bulb, gave birth to the boy inside the store before killing him and throwing his body in the trash.
She was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder after an autopsy concluded the boy died from asphyxiation. She is currently being held without bail in the Columbia County Jail.…
KATY, TX – Police have arrested 78-year-old Dennis Gibson after he shot his wife, Jacqueline, and fatally shot his wife’s lover, Vernon Burger.
Gibson has given one hell of a jailhouse interview, but I’ll get to that in a second. First, let’s get to the events that transpired Friday morning.
At around 8 a.m., Gibson got into an argument with 66-year-old Vernon Burger after Burger arrived at Gibson’s home to take Gibson’s wife, 68-year-old Jacqueline, on a trip to Louisiana casino for his birthday.
Jacqueline and Burger had been having an affair that Gibson says he discovered last October. All three met in a German singing group where Burger and Gibson were singers and Jacqueline was the group photographer.
Neighbors reported hearing the two men arguing before Gibson fatally shot Burger in his side and in the back of the head. Gibson also shot his wife twice, but she is in the hospital and is expected to recover.
Gibson was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.…
ZEPHYRHILLS, FL — Police have arrested 31-year-old Katherine Rice after she filmed herself performing a lewd act with a 1-to-2-month-old baby.
Police were initially contacted by someone who said they had received a video on Facebook that showed Rice sexually assaulting a baby.
When police interviewed Rice, she admitted to recording the video with her tablet in April of May of this year. Her husband verified this, stating his wife had texted him the video in May.
Rice was arrested and charged with sexual battery involving a victim under 12 years of age and sexual performance by a child. She is being held in the Pasco County Jail with bond set at $60,000.
No information has been provided regarding the relationship between Rice and the infant, or if any charges are expected to be filed against her husband.
Rice has entered the unbelievably long list of women featured on DD who filmed themselves sexually abusing children. This list includes 28-year-old Sarah Adleta, who recorded herself sexually abusing children and then sent the images to a suspected pedophile; 25-year-old Jessica Bell, who was sent to prison after recording herself forcing her 2-year-old son to perform sex acts on her; 46-year-old Laura Jean Shoulders, who was found guilty of making videos of herself performing sex acts on a one-year-old girl and sharing the videos online; and 24-year-old Ashley Jessup, who sent videos to her boyfriend that showed herself performing sexual acts on her 10-month-old son.…
ROME, NY – Police have charged 18-year-old Henry Bartle after he accidentally shot and killed a seven-month-old baby while cleaning his shotgun.
According to police, Bartle had just finished cleaning a 12-gauge shotgun as he sat in the living room of the apartment he shared with his 19-year-old girlfriend and her 7-month-old baby, Nathaniel Hitt.
After cleaning the weapon, which was on his lap and pointed in the direction Nathaniel, he loaded it and installed an accessory grip. When Bartle stood up, the shotgun fired and hit the baby in the upper torso.
Someone else in the apartment called 911, but it was too late for Nathaniel who was pronounced dead at the scene. When police asked Bartle why he even loaded the shotgun, he replied, “I don’t know.”
Bartle was arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide, a felony. More charges could be filed after his case is presented to a grand jury. He is currently being held in the Oneida County Correctional Facility.
Investigators said the child’s mother and another man where in the home at the time of the shooting and are confident that the shooting was accidental. …
ROCKVILLE, MD — Police say when 33-year-old Gabriel Omogbo wasn’t preaching at the Celestial Church of Christ in Riverdale, he worked as a security officer and had a nasty hobby that involved raping and robbing D.C. prostitutes.
According to authorities, Omogbo arranged meetings with several escorts on Backpage.com. The first two met him at a Best Western in Rockville where Omogbo allegedly raped and robbed them.
The third attack happened in a Rockville Radisson Hotel and the one that put a stop to his alleged extracurricular activities.
In that attack, the woman said she had arranged to meet Omogbo at the hotel via Backpage. After having consensual sex, she says Omogbo emerged from the bathroom holding a knife. “You are going to die today,” he reportedly informed the woman while ordering her to strip naked.
He then beat the woman and cut her arms, legs and hands before stealing her iPad, pre-paid T-Mobile cell phone and $300. Before he left the hotel room, Omogbo told the woman to wash up, and gave her some water.…
COLUMBIA, MO – Youssif Z. Omar has been charged after the 53-year-old allegedly pulled a teenage girl out of Hickman High School by her hair and slapped her because she was not wearing a hijab.
According to police, Omar was at the high school when he noticed a 14-year-old family member was not wearing a hijab. Enraged, he reportedly slapped the girl in the face before grabbing her “very violently by the hair” and dragging her down a flight of stairs and into his car.
At least one teacher witnessed the incident and called police. He was arrested at his home the next day on suspicion of felony child abuse, then released after posting a $4,500 bond.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Omar is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia and manager of Artifacts Journal at the University bookstore. When reached for comment, the school responded that Omar was not a professor at their school. They said he was formerly a graduate student with an assistantship that ended in July.…
The homeowner called police after he started the fire and heard someone yelling inside his chimney. The man said he desperately tried putting out the fire as his home filled with smoke.
Ten minutes after starting the fire, the man was still alive and kicking inside the chimney. But by time rescuers began dismantling the chimney to pull him out, he was dead.
The dead man’s identity has not been released at this time. Investigators say it looks as if he’d gotten stuck after climbing down the chimney the day before in an attempt to rob the home.
“I’ve been a deputy for almost 17 years now, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Fresno County sheriff’s Deputy Jake Jensen. Readers of DD have – sort of.
Earlier this year, the body of Joshua Maddox was discovered in the chimney of an abandoned cabin.…
There’s not a lot in way of details regarding this story, but according to a Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office news release, Jones, 44, has been accused of “torturing or cruelly beating his 7-year-old son” then feeding the boy’s remains to pigs located on the property.
Police initially received a call on Nov. 25 regarding Jones attacking his wife, 29-year-old Heather Jones, and firing a gun at her. At the home, police would find seven children between the ages 1 to 11 living in deplorable conditions. Police would then receive a tip from an unnamed person (I am betting it was one of the other children) regarding Jones’ 7-year-old son from a previous marriage.
The informant told police the boy had been missing for an “extended period of time” and that they should go check out the barn located on the property. Investigators did just that and would find human remains they believe belong to the missing boy.…
Earlier this month, Salemi got into an argument with his sister about a water pipe she would not return to him. He then argued with his father for not letting him sell his sister’s television.
According to Assistant State’s Attorney Kate Lenhard, the teen then grabbed a 7-week-old kitten and “purposely crushed (the cat) to death in his hands.”
Afterwards, he called his mother and told her what he had done and “threatened to kill another one if his sister didn’t give back his bong.” He would later admit his actions to police and told them that killing the kitten “was more difficult than he thought it would be.”
Salemi was subsequently arrested and charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and criminal damage to a domesticated animal. If he manages to post $2,000 of his $20,000 bond, he has been prohibited from having any contact with domesticated animals or his sister.…