Lakeland, Fl. – An Indiana couple visiting family in central Florida has been arrested after their 22-day-old daughter died from starvation in the car while they were at a Golden Corral.
On December 23, Lakeland police responded to a Golden Corral parking lot where they found 22-day-old Betsey Stephens dead inside a car.
The girl’s parents, 23-year-old Ruby Stephens and 48-year-old Roy Stephens, told police they had driven from Indiana to visit family. After checking into their hotel, the mother said she noticed the baby’s feet were cold so she put a blanket over her.
The couple then took Betsey, along with their two other children, ages 1 and 2, to meet family at a nearby Golden Corral. That’s where the mother said she checked Betsey again and called 911 when she found her unresponsive.
The following day, an autopsy would show Betsey had died from malnutrition through starvation – an extremely painful and prolonged death – and manner of death was homicide.
Betsey only weighed 4-pounds when she died; half the weight of a normal, healthy baby. …
KINGS MILL, OH – Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender, committed suicide by walking in front of a tractor trailer and left a letter in which she explains her decision to kill herself while also blaming her Christian parents.
After Alcorn stepped in front of the truck on Sunday, her suicide note was posted to her Tumblr account. It begins with: “If you are reading this, it means that I have committed suicide and obviously failed to delete this post from my queue.”
The note goes on to explain how Alcorn identified as a girl as a child and didn’t realize what transgendered meant until she was 14. While getting support from friends, her parents weren’t too happy about it and had her seeing Christian therapists.
After her parents pulled her out of public school and took away her ability to get online, she became more depressed. After being allowed back online, she felt the arms that greeted her back were not that open. She states she is “never going to be happy” living the rest of her life as a lonely man and that each day is worse than the next.…
Toms River, NJ – James Crudup is facing attempted murder charges after the 44-year-old ran over his girlfriend several times in a gas station parking lot.
Crudup and his 35-year-old girlfriend pulled into a Hess parking lot and immediately got into a fight outside of his pickup truck. The fight, which started as a shouting match, escalated to the point that Crudup threw the woman to the ground and choked her out.
The woman was able to get up and run towards the gas pumps, at which point Crudup entered his 2000 Dodge Durango pickup and drove towards her. A Hess employee tried to push her out of the way, but the woman ended up pinned between the bumper of Crudup’s truck and the gas pumps.
Not being a man to half-ass the situation, Crudup ran her over as she was lying on the ground, crushing her legs and hitting the gas pumps again. In a final hurrah, he took the opportunity to run her ass over a third time as he fled the scene.…
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Police say that after 32-year-old Marisol Toribio was confronted by a Macy’s employee for shoplifting, she reached in her pants and then smeared shit in their face.
According to court documents, Toribio was confronted by a loss prevention employee after she got caught stealing. In response, she reached in her pants, wrangled a turd, and then smeared it on the security guard’s face.
As disgusting as that is, I can’t help but wonder if Toribio shit herself on the spot in a desperate attempt to get away, or did she preplan this and walk into the store fully loaded in case she had to do some face painting?
Either way, Toribio was arrested and is now facing charges of theft and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
This wouldn’t be the first person featured on DD that put their feces on someone else’s face. Back in 2011, a man was charged with assaulting a police officer after he spit his own shit into a police officer’s face.…
PORTAGE, IN — Police are investigating the Christmas Day death of 40-year-old Eddie Cahill, allegedly at the jaws of Fat Boy, his 8-year-old pit bull.
Cahill’s wife, Blanca Rodriguez, returned home after visiting with family to find her husband dead in a pool of his own blood and Fat Boy with blood all over his mouth. Cahill was later determined to have died from severe blood loss from wounds to his face and arms.
Animal control officers had to use a Taser to subdue the dog, and later euthanized him at the request of the family. Rodriguez told the press that their two pit bulls were not vicious. One would sleep with the children, while the other would sleep with her husband and herself.
“I don’t want people to think bad of pit bulls,” said Cahill’s wife, while picking pieces of her husband out of the carpet. “It was a freak accident. He loved the dogs.”
According to police, however, Rodriguez told an officer at the scene that Fat Boy was known to be “violent and unpredictable” and she’d advised Cahill to have the dog put down before.…
Last week, police served a search warrant on the home of Andrew Castro, 27, and his brother Levi Castro, 29, as a part of an investigation by the Will County State’s Attorney’s High Technology Crimes Unit.
Andrew Castro was charged with the dissemination of child pornography and possession of child pornography while Levi was charged with the possession of child pornography.
The brothers were in court the following weekend to face a judge and ended up being sent back to the Will County jail after their bonds were set at $2 million each.
That must have been a shitload of child porn to have a bond set that high, right? Possibly, but an investigator shed a bit more light on the brothers, and the horrendous plan they allegedly concocted that involved raping a baby.
The investigator testified at their bond hearing that the Castro brothers “discussed possibly kidnapping a child, a baby, sexually assaulting the baby and then killing, or disposing of the baby, and if the mother of the child got in the way, killing the mother.”
If convicted of their current charges, Andrew is looking at 30 years in prison while his brother is looking at a possible seven years behind bars.…
Belvoir was at the attraction with his 25-year-old daughter celebrating Christmas one day early because his daughter wanted to spend Christmas day with her boyfriend.
His daughter had already completed the rope course and watched as her father fell from the highest point of the course and landed on the cement floor 30-feet below.
Emergency responders administered CPR on Belvoir and rushed him to Dr. Phillips Hospital, but he would later die from his injuries.
No official word on what the major malfunction was, but reports say Belvoir was still in his harness when he landed and that the disconnect was from where the harness attached to the ride.
“He was still hooked on his harness, but the little thing that it goes into is what came out of. The actual ride piece itself. There’s little sliders,” said Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry of the Orlando Police Department.…
DAYTON, OH – Police said a man with a concealed weapon permit shot and killed 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar after the teen showed a gun and tried to rob the man of his new Nike Air Jordans.
According to reports, Jabbar was with two friends at the Dayton Mall to buy a pair of the limited edition sneakers. When the teen found out the shop had sold out, he resorted to getting them another way.
He and his friends waited outside on the sidewalk until they spotted two men leaving the mall carrying the newly bought shoes they were seeking. Jabbar allegedly showed a gun to the men and demanded their merchandise.
“This was a random act of ‘I want something that person has and I’m going to take it from them by any means,'” said Miami Township, Ohio police Sgt. Jay Phares.
Unfortunately for Jabbar, he picked a man with a concealed weapon permit who was carrying a gun of his own. The man, who is not being identified at this time, pulled out his gun and shot Jabbar once in the torso.…
Bartow, Fl – April Rollison, 31, died one week after she was taken to the hospital to have a glass crack pipe removed from her vagina.
Rollison was arrested last week on drug charges and was taken to the Polk County Jail. While being booked, a body scan revealed two unidentified objects were stashed inside her vagina. She was then transported to Bartow Regional Medical Center to have the objects removed.
Before she was examined, Rollison told the nurse she had to use the bathroom. While the nurse went to retrieve a bedpan, the deputy that escorted her to the hospital stepped behind a curtain to give her some privacy.
That’s when police believe Rollison removed a prescription pill container containing two grams of crack from her ham wallet and ingested the drugs. Police do not know if Rollison ingested the cocaine orally, or if it was absorbed inside her vagina.
When the nurse and deputy returned, they would find the empty pill bottle on the floor, along with a white substance later identified as cocaine.…
Hyde, Greater Manchester, UK– A man is currently on trial after he was accused of tackling a woman who was trying to stop his dog from mauling her 6-year-old daughter.
Karen Baines was walking home from a Christmas party with her 6-year-old daughter, Demi Baines, when the incident occurred. They were a short distance from their home when they came upon 70-year-old Phillip Rhodes, who was standing outside his house.
Karen told the courts the horrifying details of what happened next when Rhodes’ Staffordshire Bull Terrier, “Bruno”, approached them from a nearby field.
“Philip was stood outside his property with his arms out saying ‘isn’t she lovely?’ He was just a few feet away. He appeared to be drunk. He was slurring and staggering.
“The dog came out from a field to my left. It wasn’t on a lead. As I got to the side of him the dog ran in front of us and I put my hand down and it licked the tip of my finger then all of a sudden attacked my daughter’s face.…
SEMINOLE, FL – Police have arrested 27-year-old Rachel Hayes after they said she slapped her grandmother several times for refusing to accept her Facebook friend request.
On Thursday, Hayes got into an argument with her 72-year-old grandmother because she had refused Hayes’ Facebook friend request.
The elderly woman told Hayes that she would accept her friend request if she changed the name she was using – ‘Rachel Frickin Hayes’ – as she felt it was inappropriate.
Hayes didn’t like this and left her grandmother’s home, only to return drunk at 3:40 in the morning. When her grandmother answered the door, Hayes allegedly smacked her grandmother across the face several times before the woman was able to get inside and lock the door.
By time police got to the home, Hayes had already left. She was picked up later and charged with felony aggravated battery on an elderly person.
Records show this isn’t the frist time Hayes has been in trouble with the law. The mother of one has three previous arrests, including one for drunk driving and another for public urination.…
KNOX, NY – Police have charged 19-year-old Tiffany Vanalstyne with the murder of her 5-year-old cousin, alleging she beat and strangled the boy to death before dumping his body in a ditch.
On Thursday, Vanalstyne was babysitting Kenneth White, his twin sister and a younger sister after being dropped off at home by her mother, Brenda Vanalstyne. The White children had been living with Brenda for around a year after their parents lost custody of them.
Police believe that within minutes of Brenda leaving, while Kenneth’s sisters where playing in another room, Tiffany bashed the boy in the head with a rock and then strangled him to death.
Police say she then took his body down the road and threw it over a guardrail and into a ditch before covering his body with snow. She then called her mother to tell her Kenneth had been kidnapped by two masked men who barged into the trailer and pinned her to the ground. Her mother told her to call 911.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the boy after Tiffany relayed them the same abduction story, but that was cancelled shortly after when Kenneth’s body was found by a police dog.…
JACKSON, MS – Earlier this month we reported on Jessica Chambers, the 19-year-old who died after someone burned her alive, now a woman has been arrested for trying to scam people with a fundraiser.
Police have charged 39-year-old Janet Posey with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud after she allegedly started an effort to raise money based on the burning death of Jessica Chambers.
Chambers was found earlier this month near her burning car on a rural road after someone doused her with a flammable liquid and set her on fire. She would die the next day after being airlifted to the hospital. Her death is still being investigated and no one has been charged.
Posey was pretending to be a family member orchestrating a fundraiser to raise money for Chambers’ family, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.
“Family members and friends of the family brought their concerns about the site to our attention,” he said. “Because we will be prosecuting the case, we cannot discuss any details of our case at this time.…
MOBILE, AL – Police have arrested 38-year-old Hiawatha Robinson, accusing him of killing his 8-year-old daughter while engaged in the act of sodomy.
In September, Hiawayi Robinson was reported missing after leaving her father’s home to walk to her aunt’s and never arriving. In news reports at the time, Robinson can be seen with his ex-wife pleading with the public for help in finding his daughter.
Hiawayi would be found dead behind an abandoned building two days later. Now, two months later, police have charged Robinson with the girl’s death, claiming he killed her while he was sexually assaulting her.
Authorities arrested Robinson on Tuesday and charged him with first-degree sodomy and murder. In Alabama, the first degree sodomy charge means someone is accused of engaging in ‘deviant sexual intercourse’ with someone under the age of 12.
“Deviant sexual intercourse is defined in the law of the state of Alabama as sexual gratification involving the sexual organs of one person and the mouth or the anus of another person,” Rich said.…
WELLINGTON, KS – Police have arrested 33-year-old Lindsey Blansett after she allegedly beat and stabbed her son to death because he “would be better off in Heaven.”
On Sunday night, police say Blansett went into her 10-year-old son’s bedroom while he was sleeping. She allegedly hit the boy with a rock before using a knife to stab him several times in the chest. She then called 911.
A portion of the 911 call can be heard here, but here’s an excerpt.
Blansett: Hi, this is Nicole Blansett. I just stabbed my son.
Dispatch: I’m sorry?
Blansett: I just stabbed my son. I thought somebody was coming in to get us.
Dispatch: Is he still conscious?
Dispatch: Where’d you stab him at?
Blansett: In the chest, Several times. I thought somebody was coming in.
Police responded to the home just before midnight and found the boy dead and Blansett still inside the home. A 9-year-old girl was also in the home but was not harmed. Blansett was taken into custody and later charged with murder in the first degree.…
Back in 2012, the daughter of Kristopher Speigner and Joy Lynn Speigner died after ingesting a dish washing detergent tablet. They did not call for help until the following morning because, according to police, they were “too high and too drunk” to do anything to save her.
Almost a year later, they were both arrested and charged with negligent homicide and ordered held on $6000 bond. They made bail, but failed to appear for their bench trial in September and a judge issued a warrant for their arrest.
“Last time we had a court date, we continued it, but they were still required to be here and they didn’t show up at that time,” explained ADA Jason Scully-Clemmons. “I felt it had to do with the fact they knew it was gonna be continued, and so that was not much of a big deal.…
McCabe is the mother of three children with a criminal history that includes attempted endangerment of a child or elderly adult, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a couple of probation violations.
Over the last few years, the courts have ordered her to undergo drug and parenting classes, as well as mental health evaluations. I do not know the results of that last one, but with the latest allegations, it’s apparent the first two didn’t stick.
Her recent legal woes started in March, after a a relative found nude images of McCabe’s 5-year-old daughter on the child’s Nintendo DSI. The relative reported their findings and the child was interviewed by the Division of Child and Family Services a few days later.
The girl would tell a caseworker that her mother had taken “loads” of pictures of her “without any clothes on.” She would also tell a caseworker that her mother “would then show the pictures to men,” and “printed the pictures and sold them to people for $100.”
The Nintendo DSI was handed over to police who would later find 19 pornographic images of the girl.…
GARLAND, TX – Joseph Blocker has been charged with the murder of his 4-year-old son after the boy was found dead at his home and possibly took a ride in a running washing machine.
According to reports, Joseph Blocker, 28, called police from his home on Dec 9 to report his son was unconscious. When first responders arrived at the home, they found the 4-year-old already dead.
A medical examiner later determined that injuries found on the boy were consistent with being inside a running washing machine. A front loading washing machine was inside the home and, well, it doesn’t start all by itself.
“From what we know about the washing machine … that door has to be shut, and then someone has to push a button on the outside to get that started,” said police spokesman Officer Joe Harn. “It does not start by automatically shutting that door.”
Blocker was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with one count of capital murder, He is currently being held on $500,000 bond.…