All this, police say, because of her boyfriend’s lackluster comment about the spaghetti dinner she dished up for him.
Jason Martin told police Ecklund made him a spaghetti dinner, asking him afterward what he thought about it. “It was OK,” he replied. It was then, he said, she went all kinds of bipolar on him.
Martin claims Ecklund punched him in the face and arm and scratched his hand. After he left the apartment, he said, Ecklund locked the door.
When police arrived on scene, they were informed by Martin that there were guns in the home — a Glock 9mm and a M4 rifle.
Police could hear Ecklund yelling inside of the apartment, screaming at them to “get the (bleep) out of there!” She threatened to kill the officers if they entered, and/or harm herself.
When police attempted to gain entrance, Ecklund told them to go right ahead….…
Police say 64-year-old Edgard Fuentes broke into his estranged wife’s home Thursday night and poured gasoline on her as she was sleeping.
Her son, 32-year-old Eric Montes, ran to her bedroom after hearing her yell in surprise and got into a struggle with Fuentes.
Montes was also doused with gasoline in his attempts to stop Fuentes, but he was unable to prevent Fuentes from igniting the gasoline and flee the home.
The resulting fire engulfed the home, destroying it. One neighbor described what he witnessed after hearing screaming.
“When I heard some screaming, they were in the back yard. I saw the lady rolling on the floor on fire. There was another lady crying for help,” he said.
Daisy Tapia, 61, and her son were both rushed to the hospital where they remained in critical condition for hours before dying from their injuries.…
On Tuesday morning, police responded to a home after family members inside called 911 to report an assault.
When police arrived they found 52-year-old Pamela Wolosz dead inside the home, and her 16-year-old daughter seriously injured.
Police say the 12-year-old son and brother of the victims had stabbed them both multiple times with a chef’s knife that he had taken from the kitchen.
Ashland police Chief Tighe O’Meara said the 12-year-old cooperated with police and that the situation was “contained immediately and there was no threat as soon as officers got on scene.”
The boy’s sister was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive. The boy was arrested on allegations of homicide and assault and is currently being held at a juvenile detention facility in Medford.
Although a 12-year-old can be charged as an adult, an attorney with the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office said they haven’t decided what will happen in this case.…
The rippin’ and the tearin’ happened on Thursday during an argument between Tara Pegues and her boyfriend, Anthony Black, inside their apartment.
Police were called to the scene by a neighbor and arrived to see the couple shouting at each other. Both Pegues and Black told the cops that everything was fine and that their argument was not physical.
But, as the Black was speaking with police, he “reached down and picked something up that had rolled onto the ground,” according to reports.
Police said his posture changed immediately and he told them that “his testicle had just fallen out onto the ground.” (*GOT DAYUM!*)
Once Black was rushed to the hospital for treatment, he told police what had really happened. He said Pergues “snapped” during and argument over Black’s possibly infidelity, and began physically assaulting him.
Black said when he went to leave the apartment, Pegues grabbed his testicles and caused one of them “to detach from his body.”
Pegues was subsequently arrested and charged with both aggravated and domestic battery.…
According to reports, 55-year-old Diane Coleman was the primary caregiver for her paralyzed father, 81-year-old Earl Coleman, who used a wheelchair and had multiple medical issues.
On Sept. 3, Coleman poured boiling water on the man, “severely burning” him in multiple places on his body. The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition while Coleman was taken to police headquarters.
She was arrested and charged with domestic violence aggravated assault, although investigators were unable to determine a motive. Earl Coleman eventually passed away from his injuries on Sept. 13.
His death was being investigated as a death investigation until December 6 when Jackson police ruled it a homicide. Coleman’s charges were upgraded to murder the following day.
Boiling water seems to be a very popular weapon, especially by the ladies, as can be seen by the pages of stories we have featured in which it was used to kill or maim someone.…
On Oct 17th, 44-year-old Reyes broke into the home of his his estranged wife who had recently filed for divorce. The couple married in 2009 and had three children together, but were no longer together.
The woman was able to flee the house with three of her children and her boyfriend, but Reyes took her 2-year-old daughter hostage. Reyes was not the father of the toddler and, over a course of three hours, repeatedly pointed a gun at police as well as the girl.
After negotiations with Reyes failed, an order was given to shoot Reyes in the head if presented with the opportunity. That opportunity came at around 3 a.m. as Reyes came out on a balcony holding the girl with one hand and a gun in the other.
Officer Jason Lawless took aim and shot Reyes in the head, dropping him instantly.…
Mary Gaspar admitted to police that she got angry with her boyfriend, FIU senior tight end Jonnu Smith, for not paying enough attention to her.
The two had been arguing all day and while “feeling extremely emotional and stressed,” she boiled the water and attacked him with it in his dorm. When Smith did not react the way she wanted, she began hitting him.
Smith was taken to the hospital suffering from severe burns to his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm. Not only do these injuries sideline Smith, a prospect in next year’s NFL Draft, they could very well end his promising career.
Smith made the mid-season John Mackey Award watch list in 2014 and 2015, and the pre-season Mackey Award watch list in 2015 and 2016. Early NFL Draft projections have Smith as a late-round pick or un-drafted free agent.…
We first reported on Amber Hilberling back in 2011 after her she pushed her husband, Joshua, through a plate glass window. Police would charge her with murder after Joshua’s fall was stopped by a garage roof 17 floors below.
Hilberling was 19-years-old and seven months pregnant at the time, and went on the news circuit claiming her innocence. This included an appearance on “Dr. Phil” where she claimed her husband’s death was an accident — the result of self-defense and thin windows.
However, a conversation between her and her grandmother in a police interrogation room captured Hilberling calling herself a “horrible person” and asking what kind of person would push her husband out of a window. She also says her husband was messing with a television when she shoved him through the window.
There was also the fact that her husband had filed an emergency protective order against her before his death, claiming she was physically abusive towards him and had brained him so hard with a lamp that he had to get staples and stitches.…
Police spokesman Sam Clemens says 45-year-old Tony Ledbetter attacked his girlfriend during an argument about their relationship.
He allegedly punched the 39-year-old woman, slammed her head on the ground and tried to get her to stop screaming by choking her with his forearm and shoving a blanket in her mouth.
Not quite finished, police say he then retrieved a pair of scissors and sat on her before using the scissors to cut off the woman’s nipples. The woman was able to break free and run outside of the home for help.
The woman was taken to the hospital, while Ledbetter was taken to jail on 8 counts of aggravated assault/domestic abuse. He was in court on Thursday where a judge ordered him held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.
“We believe that sort of brutality that was involved with this particular offense warranted a much higher cash bond than we would normally see in an aggravated assault case,” said Thomas Wollman, Lincoln County’s State’s Attorney.…
According to police, Monord admitted she was pissed at her sleeping boyfriend over some “infidelity issues” and decided to give him an “abrupt awakening.”
After boiling some water in a pot normally used to sterilize their son’s bottles, she tossed the water on 23-year-old Winsky Perpignan as he was in bed under the covers. He ended up suffering significant burns to his right arm, upper torso, stomach, back and face.
What Monord did not realize, for some reason, was that her boyfriend was not alone in the bed. Their son was sleeping beside him and was also doused with the boiling water. The baby ended suffering second-degree burns to his chest and left arm that could require skin grafting.
After initially denying purposefully pouring the water on her boyfriend, she finally admitted the truth.
“In the beginning of the investigation, she said it was an accident, but we found some inconsistencies in the story there and started digging a little deeper, and that’s when we were able to determine it was an intentional act and that she had done it on purpose,” Gainesville Police Department spokesman Officer Ben Tobias said.…
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.…
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.…
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.…
Police were called to an apartment early Wednesday morning after 20-year-old Milina Harris threw boiling water on her sleeping mother before stabbing her multiple times.
Harris’ mom, 47-year-old Tamara Joyner, was rushed to Vidant Medical Center with life-threatening injuries where she would die later that afternoon.
Harris, who was initially charged with attempted first degree murder, has been charged with first-degree murder. She is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $2 million bond.
When Harris made her first appearance before a judge, she wore chains, handcuffs and a padded green cover up used for people who are at risk of suicide.
A motive isn’t known at this time and the investigation is still ongoing. Whatever the reasoning, you got to really, really hate someone to pour boiling water on them while they are sleeping and then start stabbing them.
A little after midnight on Sunday, 41-year-old Misty Childs got into an argument with her boyfriend, 45-year-old Lavont Moss inside the halfway-house where Moss lives.
After the argument, Moss went to bed while Childs fixed a pot of soup. Once the soup was boiling, Childs dumped the pot of soup on Moss’s face and torso as he was lying in bed. Childs then fled the scene.
One of the other residents described hearing Moss screaming that Childs had burned him before he fell on the couch.
“He was barely able to breathe because of the pain. He was moaning,” said Ashleigh Ferris.
Wesley Clark, a trained paramedic who also lives in the house, said the injuries Moss suffered were some of the worst he had ever seen.
“His skin, it just looked like someone took his shoulder blades and grabbed the skin and pulled it off,” Clark said.…
Police were called to the couple’s apartment on Sunday to perform a welfare check after the victim’s best friend became worried that she could not contact her.
When police got inside the apartment, they found Herndon unconscious on a couch trying to overdose. Police say there was a suicide note nearby, but they have not detailed what was written.
After searching the apartment they would find the decomposing body of Herndon’s girlfriend, Constance Thomas, dead inside her bedroom. She had been hidden under a pile of clothes and had a garbage bag wrapped around her head.
The official cause of death was later determined to be blunt force trauma. The weapon used has not been identified.
Police would also find Thomas’ dog, Lex, dead inside the apartment. Detectives aren’t sure if the dog died from neglect after Thomas died, or if it was also killed by Herndon.
Herndon was arrested and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. …
Police were called to a beach in Daytona Beach on Monday afternoon where they found 18-year-old Tatyana Allen had used the child to batter her boyfriend after the couple got into an argument.
According to witnesses, Allen was angry with her boyfriend because he would not walk with her to the bathroom. In response, Allen reportedly punched the man several times in the face before grabbing her son by the ankles and swinging him like a baseball bat at the man’s direction.
Allen then dropped the baby face-down in the sand and the boyfriend picked him up. Witnesses said Allen had been rough with the baby and at one point as she walked up the steps to the boardwalk, the baby’s head struck the railing.
Family members corroborated what witnesses told investigators, but refused to provide written statements. Surprisingly, the toddler was not injured, but was taken to a local hospital just in case.…
Police responded to the home of 30-year-old Bernice White after receiving a 911 call connected to a fight between White and her adult sister.
When police arrived, they found White’s sister had a broken arm caused by White hitting her with a 1×4 piece of lumber. While searching the home, police also found White’s son with a bandaged hand and swelling, bruising and redness to his right upper thigh and left forearm.
After White’s son was transported to the hospital, doctors discovered the boy was suffering from several broken fingers and a fractured foot. Investigators say the injuries were a result of White beating the boy with the same piece of wood she used to break her sister’s arm.
According to the affadavit, White had returned home from work and turned all Mommy Dearest when she found the apartment had not been cleaned to her specifications.…