HOUSTON, TX – A good Samaritan is being credited for thwarting a robbery attempt in a Family Dollar parking lot after he pulled out a gun and held the suspects until police arrived.
Mayeli Espinoza was with her two children in the store’s parking lot when Shamarion Brooks walked up and tried to steal her purse. Espinoza wasn’t letting go of her purse that easily, so Brooks ended up dragging her to a nearby car being driven by Jesse Grace.
With Espinoza still holding on to her purse, the pair of would-be purse snatchers tried driving out of the parking lot. Unfortunately for them, several people saw the commotion and decided to help instead of filming the incident to post online later.
One of these people was in the parking lot and he was armed. Police say that good Samaritan pulled out a gun and held it to the suspects until police arrived a few minutes later. Afterwards, the man reportedly went into the Family Dollar, bought his kids some candy, then left.…
Richmond, VA – A 9-year-old boy was killed while trying to stop a teenager from raping his 11-year-old sister.
According to reports, the siblings were playing near some railroad tracks behind their home Thursday afternoon when they were approached by the teen who suddenly attacked the girl.
The boy tried to stop the teen from raping his sister, but was beaten to death. “From what I understand, the sister was raped and (the brother) tried to save her,” the children’s aunt, Jacqueline Smith. “And he was hit in the head with a brick and killed.”
Police were called to the scene after the girl was spotted running from the woods naked and bleeding. She initially told police that the person responsible for the rape and murder was a white man with scraggly hair. Police would later reveal the suspect was a teenage black male who threatened the victim into giving false information.
Richmond Police later reported they have a warrant out for the teen who is currently being evaluated at the Tucker Pavilion at Chippenham Medical Center.…
Investigators say that on Sunday, an employee at the Wonton Food Company found a co-worker, 26-year-old Oscar Barrera, inside an industrial dough mixer.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences would later state the cause of Barrera’s death was multiple blunt force injuries. Police do not believe foul play was involved and have ruled the death an accident.
Over the last 10 years, we have reported on the horrendous workplace deaths of many people who, like most of us, were just working for the weekend. But Barrera may have been one of the lucky ones.
Getting beat to death inside an industrial dough mixer seems a lot better than being pulled into an asphalt grinder, or being cooked to death in an industrial tuna steamer, or dying from an exploding beer keg, or falling into a wood chipper, or suffocating in a manure pit, or being crushed in an industrial paper rolling machine, or cooking to death in an industrial dryer, or suffocating in a pile of pinto beans, or dying in a vat of boiling chocolate, or falling into an industrial meat grinder.…
Little Falls, MN – Back in 2012 we reported on 64-year-old Byron Smith, the man who shot two teenagers to death on Thanksgiving Day as they broke into his home.
He was convicted of their murder the other day and now the courts have released the tapes jurors heard that helped them send Smith to prison for the rest of his life.
For those of you who may have missed this story, Nicholas Schaeffel and Haile Kifer were both shot to death when they broke into the home of Byron Smith.
While Minnesota does allow for someone to use deadly force to prevent a felony from taking place in one’s home or dwelling, Byron was charged with a crime because of the things he did before shooting the teens.
Aside from moving his truck to make it look as if he wasn’t home, he setup a hiding spot in his basement and waited for the teens to show up. He even had a tarp ready that he used to wrap up their bullet-ridden bodies.…
Verona, NY – Earl and Mary Myatt killed themselves in a joint suicide by stepping in front of a freight train moments after calling their son to apologize.
The couple, who were both 59-years-old, were dealing with Mary’s failing health after she suffered a brain aneurysm earlier this year. She’d already spent a month in intensive care and has underwent several surgeries. The most recent procedure was performed two weeks ago.
Earl had altered his work schedule so he could spend more time with his wife, who was in constant pain and left with the motor functions and abilities of a toddler.
Their son said Mary just wasn’t the same person she’d been before the aneurysm, often losing her train of thought and not understanding what was happening around her. His father had become depressed and missed his wife. “She was his world,” Brad Myatt said.
Brad said his father called him and put Mary Myatt on the phone. Brad said he couldn’t understand what his mother said, but Earl got on the phone and apologized for what was about to happen.…
Chicago, IL – Police say 18-year-old Ana Rosa Mora gave birth to a full-term baby boy, then placed the baby outside of her house in a Walmart bag where it would die from asphyxiation.
Why would Mora do something so heinous, you may be asking. Well there are a couple answers to that, the first being that Mora was afraid her current boyfriend would leave her when he saw the baby looked a lot like her ex-boyfriend.
The second reason is that, to put it bluntly, Mora is pretty fucking stupid. This is evident by the master plan she came up with to make all of her problems go away.
Instead of dropping the newborn off at the fire station located five minutes from her home, she stuffed it – along with the placenta and umbilical cord – inside a Walmart bag and placed the bag outside of her home before going back to bed.
With the pesky baby out of the way, she needed a way to fool the people who knew she was pregnant and would realize she’d recently given birth.…
HIGH POINT, NC — Investigators say seconds before 32-year-old Courtney Sanford died in a head-on collision with a truck, she was posting on Facebook.
The collision happened Thursday morning on Business 85 when Sanford crossed the center median and hit a large commercial truck driven by 73-year-old John Wallace Thompson. The impact caused the truck to go off the road and hit a tree, while Sanford’s vehicle went off the road and caught fire. Thompson was not injured.
Later that day, investigators were contacted by Sanford’s friends and family who told them Sanford had been posting on Facebook right around the time of the crash. Turns out Sanford’s last post to Facebook was right before the accident and was about liking Pharrell’s hit song “Happy”.
“The Facebook text happened at 8:33 a.m. We got the call on the wreck at 8:34 a.m.,” said Lt. Chris Weisner, with the High Point Police Department. Investigators say the Facebook post read: “The happy song makes me HAPPY.” Her posting activity also revealed Sanford had been posting selfies as she drove down the road.…
Kingsport, TN – Another day, another chick found in jail with a handgun holstered in her cootch. According to Kingsport police, after being taken to jail for driving on a suspended license, 19-year-old Dallas Archer was found with a loaded handgun hidden inside her vagina.
Archer was inside the Kingsport jail when a corrections officer noticed an “unknown object” in Archer’s crotch during a search. A further examination revealed the unknown object was a loaded North American Arms 22 LR revolver.
Turns out the four inch, five-shot mini-revolver had been stolen from 70-year-old John Souther. He reported the $250 gun stolen last year after finding someone had ransacked his car.
When police notified Souther that his gun had been recovered and where it had been recovered from, he reportedly said he would like to have the “little fellow”back, but not before it took “a bath in bleach.”
Archer was charged with gun possession and introducing contraband into a penal facility. She was released from custody after posting $6000 bond.
This isn’t the first time we’ve reported on a woman using her vagina to smuggle a gun into jail.…
Long Island, NY – A family in Long Island was greeted by a police SWAT team after someone called to report a teen inside the home had killed his family – but it turned out to be a hoax, possibly by someone the teen had beat in a game of Call of Duty.
On Tuesday, 17-year-old Rafael Castillo was enjoying his Spring Break and playing some Call of Duty online. According Castillo’s brother, someone was angry that Castillo has beaten him and threatened to “swat” him.
For those of you unaware of the latest antics teens pull nowadays, “swatting” refers to calling police to report a fake crime in hopes of having a SWAT team respond to the home of another person.
In this case, Long Island police received a call from someone pretending to be Castillo. “I just killed my mother and I might shoot more people,” the caller claimed.
This led to choppers being deployed over Castillo’s house and more than 60 officers deployed to the location, including elite members of Nassau County’s special operations unit.…
Knoxville, TN – A woman having an Easter egg hunt in her backyard with her 4-year-old discovered the decomposing corpse of a homeless man under her deck.
Tara Hanouskova said she’d noticed a foul odor in her backyard for several days but had been unable to locate the source. When a man came to cut her grass, she asked if he could find the source but he was unable to as well.
It wasn’t until Wednesday evening, during an Easter egg hunt with her son that Hanouskova was able topinpoint the source of the bad smell. While hunting for eggs, she saw a pair of tennis shoes under her deck.
The tennis shoes were attached to the decomposing body of 29-year-old Joshua Grubb, a homeless man who apparently crawled up under her deck and died.
Officials believe Grubb died under the deck two weeks ago of natural causes, but they are still waiting on autopsy results. Police believe Grubb’s body went unnoticed for so long because Hanouskova’s deck is large, and the area where Grubb was found is dark and narrow.…
Fayetteville, AR – Police have arrested 31-year-old Scott Sholds after they say he used a cell phone to record himself raping a 2-year-old girl.
Police say Sholds was busted after his ex-girlfriend discovered the video on her cell phone. She thought she’d lost the phone, not realizing her son had taken it and given to Sholds, the boy’s father.
After getting the cell phone back, she discovered a video on the phone and was horrified to find it was a video of a man raping a child later identified as the 2-year-old daughter of the woman Sholds was living with.
The ex-girlfriend called police and told them she was positive the man in the video was Sholds. I’m assuming his face was not seen in the video, as police had to match Sholds’ voice with the voice heard in the recording.
Sholds didn’t do himself any favors when he denied raping the child and claiming he never lived or slept at the little girl’s home, as police would discover he’d been living with the girl’s mother for the last nine days.…
PORTLAND, ME — Holly Morrison has been charged with gross sexual assault after police say the 34-year-old allowed her boyfriend to sexually assault a developmentally disabled 14-year-old relative.
Back in November, the victim told friends and counselors at school that Morrison’s boyfriend, 59-year-old Donald Cass, had been sexually assaulting her for a month. She would later tell police that Cass would use objects to sexually assault her.
Even worse, she alleged these assaults were encouraged by Morrison, who she said encouraged her to get in the bed with the couple and shower with them. When interviewed, Morrison admitted to seeing Cass assault the girl on three occasions.
Although she said she didn’t approve of Cass’ behavior, she said he’d convinced her that sexually assaulting the developmentally disabled teen was normal. Morrison said she met Cass at a swingers’ party and that Cass, who is married, had visited her on weekends for the last five years.
In February, Cass would plead guilty to two counts of gross sexual assault. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with four years suspended.…
Hollywood, CA – Andre Johnson, aka Christ Bearer, is recovering in the hospital after cutting off his penis and jumping from the second floor of a North Hollywood apartment.
Johnson is a member of the rap duo Northstar and part of the Wu Tang Clan family. He’s also affiliated with other groups in the Wu-Fam, including the West Coast Killa Beez and Rugged Monk of the Black Knights.
TMZ reports that other members of Northstar were present when Johnson cut off his penis without warning and then leaped from the balcony. They said when they got downstairs, Johnson was running around screaming like a banshee. They also said Johnson had not been taking hard drugs at the time of the incident.
Johnson is currently being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He’s alive, but if they cant reattach that sucker, I’m betting he’ll wish he wasn’t.
MAGNOLIA, TX – An Amber Alert has been issued for Elizabeth Rex, the 14-year-old who vanished on Monday and is believed to be with 51-year-old Randy Johnson – a one time family friend who called to taunt the family.
Elizabeth’s family told reporters they took Johnson into their mobile home after learning he was dying from colon cancer. But after eight months, Johnson had developed a relationship with “Lizzy” that they were not comfortable with and asked him to leave.
“I mean we were literally listening to every conversation and it was in code,” said Jennifer Black, Lizzy’s mother. “So once we decided what the codes were, it was like you have to go you can’t be here.”
On Monday, Lizzie walked out of their home and hasn’t been seen since. Her family had no idea where she went until they started getting phone calls from Johnson.
“He calls us and says, ‘Y’all will never see Lizzy again and things like that cuz where we’re going you can’t get there,’” said Elizabeth’s dad, Patrick Rex.…
Calgary – Police in Calgary have named Matthew de Grood, the son of a police officer, as the sole suspect in what they call the worst mass murder in their city’s history.
It is still unclear what spurned the attack, but it happened at an all day party attended by several dozen University of Calgary students celebrating the end of classes.
De Grood had been invited to the party and arrived there after finishing his shift at a local grocery store. But for reasons unknown, at around 1:20am, the 22-year-old turned a kitchen knife on some of the party-goers.
When the attack was over, Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, and Jordan Segura were dead at the scene, while Lawrence Hong and Zackariah Rathwell would die later at the hospital.
Police would apprehend de Grood less than an hour later after he was tracked down by a K9 unit. He was treated for dog bites before being charged with five counts of first-degree murder.
Police chief Rick Hanson said de Grood targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them multiple times.…
PLEASANT GROVE, UT – Police in Utah have arrested 39-year-old Megan Huntsman on suspicion of six counts of murder after it was discovered she’d been using her garage as form of dead baby storage.
On Saturday morning, Huntsman’s ex-husband, Darren West, called police after finding “a suspicious package with a pungent smell.” When he opened it, he was shocked to find the body of a full-term baby. When police arrived, they performed a search inside the garage and found six more infants in separate cardboard boxes.
West had just recently been released from prison after serving a nine year sentence on a drug distribution conviction. His parents owned the home and he’d been there with his family on Saturday to clean it up so he could move back in with his three daughters.
Huntsman had not lived in the home since 2011, having moved out due to a struggle with substance abuse. When she was located and questioned by police, she was fully cooperative and admitted to giving birth to the infants between 1996 and 2006 – before her husband had went to prison.…
Chicago, IL – Demetrio Campbell has been accused of kicking in the door of a home and then raping a 4-year-old girl inside.
The 27-year-old convicted felon reportedly tried luring the girl and her older sister as they played outside, but the girls ran inside their home and locked the door behind them.
Campbell wasn’t letting a door stand in the way of some child rape, so he kicked in the door. Once inside, he instructed two older people in the home to leave, which they did. Campbell then took the 4-year-old into a bedroom and raped her.
One of the people Campbell ordered out of the home notified police, who found the victim in her bedroom and Campbell in the bedroom’s closet smoking a cigarette. He was arrested and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and home invasion.
Campbell has past convictions for residential burglary and aggravated robbery. His most recent conviction was in 2008 in which he was sentenced to four years in prison. On Wednesday, Judge Edward Bowden ordered Campbell held without bond and also ordered Campbell to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.…
Last month I reported on 27-year-old Andrew Ward after he was arrested and accused of stabbing his 12-year-old half brother to death for no reason other than he “just felt like killing.”
For the last three weeks, Ward has been in custody at Maricopa County jail while awaiting his trial. His cellmate during this time was 33-year-old Douglas Walker, who was serving a few years for armed robbery.
On Wednesday night, inmates alerted guards that the two men were fighting. When they made their way inside the two men’s cell, officials would find Walker dead after Ward turned his head into a bit of psychotic performance art.
According to officials, Ward used a golf pencil to stab Walker in the eyes, used a playing card to slit Walker’s throat, smeared peanut butter on his head and shoved a plastic bag down Walker’s throat.…