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leonardo-sanchezWEST JORDAN, UT – Here’s some nightmare fuel for any of you with children in daycare. A 1-year-old boy suffocated under a bean bag chair as a daycare worker sat on it and read a story to other children.

On Sept 8, Leonardo Sanchez was at the West Jordan Child Center when he crawled under a bean bag chair to hide. A female daycare worker, unaware Leonardo was under the chair, sat in it and began reading a story to the other children.

Surveillance camera footage shows it was 15 minutes before it was realized Leonardo was missing and was located under the bean bag chair. Attempts were made to resuscitate the boy at the daycare, but he would be pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

His parents are understandably upset and want to know how something like this could have happened to their son, who would have celebrated his second birthday this Saturday. A day that will now be the boy’s funeral.

“I’m just confused on how you don’t know where my kid is.…

darrell-a-reynoldsDECATUR, IL – Man arraigned on on first-degree murder charges after beating his 4-year-old daughter to death with a belt.

On August 31, 4-year-old Amarrah Reynolds was rushed to the hospital in an unresponsive state and would be pronounced dead later that same day.

When she was brought in, there were bruises and scars all over her body. There were also “injuries to the inside of her thigh appear consistent with severe pinch marks that punctured the flesh.”

According to charging documents filed by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office, these injuries were the result of “exceptionally brutal or heinous behavior indicative of wanton cruelty” doled out by her father, 29-year-old Darrell Reynolds.

When questioned by police, Reynolds stated he “just killed his daughter” and admitted to police that he routinely beat the girl with a belt for the last two years. During this last beating, Reynolds said he used a belt to strike the girl in the head body and legs so many times that he lost count.

Even worse is the fact that this years long torture was witnessed by the girl’s mother, 26-year-old Dalvon Taylor.…

alexandro-garibaldiTAMPA, FL – We have another Darwin Award nominee after a man was charged with fatally shooting his cousin to see if a bulletproof vest was in working order.

Police found 23-year-old Joaquin Mendez outside of a home with a gunshot wound to the chest. They were told by his cousin, 24-year-old Alexandro Garibaldi, that he found his cousin like that after hearing a gunshot.

However, witnesses told a completely different story. They said Mendez had put on a bulletproof vest and sat in a chair while wondering aloud “whether it still worked.”

The cousins found out it didn’t after Garibaldi allegedly pulled out a handgun and said “Let’s see,” before shooting Mendez in the chest. Police would find the bloody vest inside the home.

Mendez would be pronounced dead at the hospital while Garibaldi was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He was being held Sunday without bond.

Before anyone decides to post the obligatory “Floriduh” comment, these two are not the only ones we have featured on DD who found out a bullet-proof vest did not work.…

Site Update: Hernias, Donations and Podcasts

September 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm by  

herniaHERE, NOW – This will be a slower week than normal as I have to go in for surgery in the morning and will probably be out of commission for at least the next few days.

It’s nothing serious — my intestines just decided to play peek-a-boo through my naval. I hear this happened solely because of my rugged good looks and not because I’m getting old. The surgeon says he’ll poke my guts back in place in about 30 minutes, so it’s a same-day type of deal.

Despite that, I’m pretty sure I will not be in the mood to read and write crime stories after coming off anesthesia. I’ll probably sit back and enjoy some painkillers while playing some Deus Ex or something. So in the meantime, please feel free to check out a random article if you want your DD fix or, for the brave, check out the forums.

Speaking of the forums, we got some upgrades coming up this month – including the return of private chatrooms.…

Amanda WaydaSHICKSHINNY, PA – Police have two men and one woman in custody after they were accused of strangling their friend who was dying of an overdose, then dumped his body in the woods.

According to reports, 21-year-old Joshua Rose accidentally overdosed while doing drugs at the home where 20-year-old Amanda Wayda and 19-year-old Preston Layfield were present.

Instead of calling 911, Wayda called 22-year-old Tyler Mirabelli and asked him to come over and take Rose to the hospital. So far, so good right?

But while in the car the three came up with a different plan. Driving past the hospital, Wayda allegedly put a plastic bag over Rose’s head before Layfield strangled Rose to death with a set of jumper cables.

It took around four minutes for Rose to finally die, but once he did the trio stopped for gas – but not before putting glasses and a hat on Rose to make him look alive. Afterwards, the three are accused of dumping Rose’s body in the woods near some railroad tracks.…

Valerie FowlerPAOLI, OK – A woman in Oklahoma has been accused of shooting her 16-year-old daughter’s 31-year-old boyfriend after finding them in bed together.

On Monday, 34-year-old Valeria Fowler was armed with a gun when she kicked in the door to her daughter’s bedroom and found the 16-year-old in bed with a 31-year-old man.

Her daughter jumped out of bed and Fowler allegedly shot the man as he tried to get out of the bed. Fowler allegedly shot the man a second time as he was walking down the hall towards the front door.

When police arrived on the scene after Fowler called 911 to report she had shot a man in her daughter’s bedroom, they found the wounded man on the front porch of a nearby home.

“He was treated at the scene and transported to an Oklahoma City hospital by medical helicopter,” said Larry Rhodes, Garvin County sheriff. “His injuries were non-life-threatening. It did appear to the chief and I that he suffered a gunshot wound to an extremity. ”

Fowler was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.…

Juanita GomezOKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Police have arrested a woman after they say she killed her daughter by shoving a crucifix down her throat.

It happened on Saturday when 49-year-old Juanita Gomez attacked her 33-year-old daughter, Geneva Gomez, because she was “possessed by the devil.”

During the attack, police say Gomez forced a crucifix down her daughter’s throat and then watched her die.

“She’s just lying there with her arms out. Her face was like, I couldn’t even recognize it,” said the victim’s boyfriend, Frankie Merlos.

“She kept mumbling ‘devil’ and ‘money,’” said Merlos, who added Gomez tried to prevent him from leaving or calling police.

“I just shoved her, pushed her out of the way so I could run, and then she tried to, like, choke me,” Merlos said. “I ran to the car, and locked the car, and called 911.”

Gomez admitted to investigators that she was trying to get the devil out of her daughter by beating her and forcing a crucifix and religious medallion down her throat.…

Edward Coles JrWEST DEPTFORD, NJ – Police say 28-year-old Ryan Coles Jr. used his hands and a chair to beat his parents to death.

When a relative was unable to contact Edward Coles Jr, 58, and his wife, 55-year-old Rosemarie, they went to the couple’s home where they found them both dead inside.

Police said that Ryan lived with his parents and beat them to death with his hands and possibly a chair. They also said he was in the house when they arrived. He was calm, they said, and told them his parents were sick.

Autopsies would later determine the couple died from blunt head trauma. Ryan was taken to a hospital for evaluation before being transported to jail on murder and weapons charges. His bail has been set at $1 million.

Neighbors and police say that police often visited the home and that Ryan could often be seen sitting on the stoop talking to himself.

“He seemed a little detached, depressed,” neighbor John Ferencsik told the station. “We didn’t really know that, just know the impression I had was he was a little bit off.”

He also made some odd posts to his Facebook profile, including one in 2015 that read:

“Energy is both created and destroyed.…

Natasha and Davie DauzatBELLMEAD, TX – Police say a man in Texas cut off his wife’s head just hours after officers conducted a welfare check at the couple’s home.

On Thursday, officers visited 23-year-old Davie Dauzat and his 21-year-old wife, Natasha, at their mobile home after Duazat’s brother-in-law called and asked them to perform a welfare check.

According to police, the brother explained that he wasn’t sure if Dauzat’s “weird statements” and “funny questions” were drug related.

Police spoke with the couple outside of their mobile home and left after finding nothing apparently wrong.

“There was no indication from Natasha or Davie that either of them was in distress or in need of police intervention at that time. They both appeared calm and expressed their curiosity why the police were there,” according to police.

Two hours later, Dauzat’s brother-in-law called police again to report Duazat had killed Natasha. When officers arrived back at the couple’s home they found Dauzat barricaded inside with his two toddlers, ages 1 and 2.

A hostage negotiator was brought in and Dauzat eventually came out of the trailer, covered in blood, and taken into custody.…

Michelle MartensALBUQUERQUE, NM – Police say a woman participated with three other people in the drugging, rape and murder of her 10-year-old daughter, just hours before the girl’s birthday party.

Police were called to an apartment complex Wednesday morning on a report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they found the dead body of 10-year-old Victoria MArtens.

According to police, the girl’s mother, 35-year-old Michelle Martens; Martens’ boyfriend, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales; and 31-year-old Jessica Kelley, injected the girl with meth so they could sexually assault her.

According to the criminal complaint (WARNING: Very graphic), Gonzales drugged the girl so he could have sex with her. After Gonzalez choked the girl, Kelley held her hand over Victoria’s mouth and stabbed her in the stomach.

Once she was dead, the three tried to dispose of Victoria’s body by dismembering it and setting it on fire. When police arrived at the apartment, one officer found the girl’s body in a bathtub, rolled up in a blanket that had been set on fire.…

Hunter ReeserHARBORCREEK, PA – A 14-year-old boy is in police custody after he shot his grandmother in the head because he did not want to go to school.

Hunter Reeser got into an argument with his grandmother, 60-year-old Sandra Orton, because he did not want to go to an unspecified school meeting.

So Reeser grabbed a .22-caliber rifle and shot his grandma in the head as she sat in a car outside of her home.

The teen then called his grandfather to tell him he had found his grandmother wounded in the car, but would later admit to 911 that he was the one who shot her.

“We brought the suspect in for questioning, subsequently he confessed to the crime. He was charged with one count of general homicide, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of a firearms violation,” said Lieutenant Kline.

Since the kid is in Pennsylvania, he will be charged as an adult under the Fisher Bill. His future defense attorney can try to move the charges to juvenile court at a later date, but Erie County prosecutors say they plan to oppose that.…

Alayna ErtlLITCHFIELD, MN — Police have taken 26-year-old Zachary Anderson into custody after he allegedly abducted his co-worker’s 5-year-old daughter then raped and murdered her.

Alayna Ertl was reported missing Saturday morning when her mother woke up to find her gone. Also missing was Anderson, who had stayed the night at the family’s home, and a truck belonging to Ertl’s father.

“[Anderson] is a family friend, co-worker of the victim’s father, and was staying the night up in Watkins last night,” Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze said. “He had previously been to that residence and spent a night here and there, so he’s not a stranger and not new to the residence.”

Four hours after authorities issued a statewide Amber Alert, Anderson’s father called authorities to tell them his son had called earlier that day and asked to use the family’s cabin 80 miles away.

When police went to investigate, they found the truck parked outside the cabin. Inside they would find a shotgun and a bloody suicide note, but no sign of Anderson or Alayna.…

dog teethJACKSONVILLE, FL – An 83-year-old man was fatally mauled by four dogs on Friday in an attack that was so brutal that witnesses say the dogs ripped the man’s legs off.

Michael Downing was found dead in the backyard of a residence next to the apartment complex where he lived. Investigators aren’t sure how Downing got into the backyard, but think he may have been pulled under a fence.

Downing, who had recently suffered a stroke, was very frail and was unable to defend himself from the four dogs — a Rottweiler, and three mixed breeds consisting of German shepherd, Rottweiler, and Chow Chow.

One witness said the dogs treated the elderly man like a rag doll, ripping off his legs and tearing flesh from his head and arms.

“By far it’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said the witness. “There was only 30 percent left of his body probably.”

Neighbors who live in the apartment complex say the dogs bother anyone who takes their trash to the dumpsters next to the fence.…

Shannon VincelZION, IL – A 46-year-old cancer patient was beaten to death in front of an Shannon Vincel after flying to Illinois from St. Louis to receive radiation treatments.

According to reports, Shannon Vincel was battling breast cancer and had already undergone a double mastectomy.

On Monday night she was waiting for a hospital shuttle bus to take her and another patient to a nearby treatment center.

That’s when a man approached Vincel and proceeded to beat her with a blunt object. Vincel sustained “severe head trauma” and was taken to a hospital, where she died the next day.

“She was just sitting there waiting for the shuttle to pick her up and take her to treatment,” Vincel’s mother said. “Why would anyone just walk up and beat a girl from behind without warning and just beat her to death? Why?”

Vincel was not robbed, according to her family, and police have not found a suspect or a motive behind the killing. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about the beating.…

Zachary PentonGILBERT, AZ – Two days before a man shot and killed his roommate he posted to Twitter that if he didn’t move out soon he was going to kill his roommate.

Police say 21-year-old Zachary Penton called police to report he’d just shot his roommate, 41-year-old Daniel Garofalo, during an argument.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Garofalo inside dead inside the home along with the handgun they believe Penton used to fatally shoot him.

Penton told police that he got into a physical altercation with Garofalo after the man told him to get the hell out of his house. Penton said he feared for his life so he shot the man.

Penton was arrested and is looking at a second-degree murder charge. He is currently being held in the Maricopa County Jail on $650,000 bond.

Two days before the shooting, someone posted on Penton’s Twitter account that they needed to move out of their place or they were going to “viciously murder” their roommates. The post seemed to stem from two of his roommates getting into a fight after one of them was stung by a bee.…

Ronald BettigPOTTER TOWNSHIP, PA – Two morons are in jail after they allegedly killed Penn State professor Ronald Bettig, 56, because they thought they’d been written into his will.

Bettig was reported missing on Aug 15 after Danelle Geier and George Ishler Jr., both 39, said he and his car had not been seen in three days.

According to court documents, the pair said they believed he had gone to California. Two days later police would find that not to be true when the missing man’s body was found at the bottom of Blackhawk Quarry.

It appeared as if Bettig had died after falling 80 feet off of a cliff. However, during their investigation, police would learn Bettig had been pushed.

Turns out that Bettig had taken Geier and her child into his home because they were homeless. Geier’s sister said the two were in love and that Bettig was planning on proposing in the near future.

But police say they have texts between Geier and Ishler in which Geier says “So ready I am pissed off,” and to which she later admitted to police was in reference to killing Bettig.…

Jim PetersenDRAPER, UT — Authorities say 57-year-old Jim Peterson died after the paramotorist crashed through the roof of an LDS church in Draper.

The accident happened Sunday morning during services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 272 E. Traverse Point.

Steven Howlett said he and Peterson took off together from the Point of the Mountain and were flying alongside each other as they have for the last three years.

Peterson had more gas than Howlett, so when Howlett decided to land, Peterson kept going.

It’s not clear what malfunctioned with Peterson’s paramotor, but shortly after the two separated Peterson was seen spinning rapidly in a free-fall.

“We have heard reports that there might have been a collapse of the chute,” said Sergeant Chad Carpenter with Draper Police. “We don’t have that confirmed yet though.”

Peterson ended up crashing through the roof of the LDS church while dozens of people were inside. No one inside the church was hurt, but there was nothing that could be done for Peterson.…

Derrick DearmanCITRONELLE, AL – Five people are dead, including a pregnant woman, after a coward who was pissed at his girlfriend murdered them as they were sleeping.

Police say they received a 911 call from the residence Saturday night after someone there said 27-year-old Derrick Dearman was trespassing on their property.

Dearman was on the property because his girlfriend, Laneta Lester, had gone to the house to stay with her sister in order to get away from Dearman and their “abusive relationship.”

Police arrived on the scene but were unable to locate Dearman and left. Hours later, police say Dearman returned to the home and used multiple weapons, including a gun, to attack the occupants as they were sleeping.

When he was done, Dearman had brutally murdered five people. The victims are Robert Lee Brown, 26; Chelsea Marie Reed, 22, who was five months pregnant; Justin Kaleb Reed, 23; Joseph Adam Turner, 26; Shannon Melissa Randall, 35.

Dearman then kidnapped Lester and a three-month-old infant and drove them to his father’s house in Mississippi.…