Arrested alongside Laird, because he watched the life-sized troll doll beat the woman and did jack shit, is 19-year-old Josiah Sklar.
There aren’t a lot of details at this point, but according to police, Linda Laird’s body was found at the bottom of a staircase in the living room sometime Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death was a homicide due to “blunt force trauma to the head and neck.”
Laird and Sklar had apparently left the residence right about the time the body was discovered.
Sklar was arrested at a nearby motel Wednesday morning. 56-year-old Linda Laird still showed signs of life after the beating, Sklar told police, but because he was scared of Laird, and because he wasn’t prepared to testify against him in court, he did nothing to help the woman.…Continue Reading
Tacoma, WA – Tyler Savage, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Monday night after leading police to the body of 16-year-old Kimmie Daley – a developmentally disabled teen who functioned at the level of a 9-year-old. Daley was reported missing on August 17 after she failed to show up at a friends house two blocks away from her own. Savage, an acquaintance who was reportedly seen walking with Kimmie the day she disappeared, was interviewed on August 18, but denied having any knowledge of her whereabouts. A second interview revealed inconsistencies in Savage’s story and a third brought a confession. Savage would eventually admit to luring Kimmie into an overgrown vacant lot about 12 blocks away from her home. Though she had misgivings about crossing a particularly busy street, Savage persisted and she eventually gave in. After about 15-20 minutes, Kimmie wanted to leave, but the asshole wasn’t having it. Investigators say Savage strangled her, raped her and hid her body in the blackberry bushes. He then headed off to play some online Dungeons and Dragons with a friend in an attempt to “forget about what he’d done.” While he freely admitted to brutally murdering the girl, he didn’t give any reason as to why.…Continue Reading
Davenport, FL – After an argument with his father over “material possessions” late Sunday evening, Ronald Harris Jr. reportedly set fire to the older man. According to police, Harris filled a glass with gasoline, threw it in his 58-year-old father’s face and ignited it. Witnesses report seeing the elder Harris, a Maryland pastor, running out of the house, engulfed in flames, screaming, “My son did this to me!” A neighbor managed to douse the flames with a garden hose. Transported to the hospital with burns to 65% of his body, Ronald Harris Sr. died late Monday evening. The younger Harris was arrested early today. When taken into custody, he told investigators that he wanted to “blow the house up” and was “tired of his father wearing him down an being verbally abusive.” He admitted that he wanted to kill his father, but said he should have done so with a gun instead. Ronald Harris Jr., 37, has been charged with first-degree murder and arson. According to police, Harris Sr.…Continue Reading
Charlotte, NC - According to authorities, Tyesha Roberts, 16, and Laqueda Hall, 18, were involved in some sort of verbal altercation centered around a man who had supposedly fathered a child with each of them and how much time said father, whose name and age has not been released, was spending with each of their children. And what started out as a cat fight ended with a stabbin’. Police say the fighting started sometime Wednesday afternoon when Hall arrived at the home where Roberts was living to get milk from the baby’s father. After a brief spat between the two girls, Hall left the home. She returned later that night and argument escalated into violence. At some point, Roberts allegedly stabbed Hall twice – once in the chest and once in the neck. Hall died at the hospital a short time later. Witnesses at the scene identified Roberts as being the stabby one and directed detectives to a relative’s home where they thought she might be. When Roberts arrived at the home, she was arrested.…Continue Reading
Klamath, CA - I don’t know how the hell I managed to miss this one…must have been sleeping off a three day Jäger binge or something. Anyway, back on March 21st, Jarrod Wyatt, a 26-year-old mixed martial arts cage fighter, allegedly killed his friend, 21-year-old Taylor Powell, in a most savage, brutal and gory manner.
According to the probable cause statement, authorities responded to Powell’s home after a man named Justin Davis called to report he had seen a naked and bloody Wyatt standing over Powell’s obviously dead body. Davis told police that he had been at Powell’s residence earlier that day and noticed Wyatt was acting strangely after drinking “some kind of mushroom tea.”
He said he left the residence but returned later to pick up his dog – that’s when he walked in on the gruesome scene. When a deputy arrived at the home, he saw Wyatt on the couch next to his friend’s ravaged corpse. Powell’s body was covered in blood and most of his face was removed.…Continue Reading
Port St. Lucie, FL – “My mother is a walking piece of shit,” John Wilson said. “I hate my mother.” So he stabbed her. And then he stabbed her some more. He “kept stabbing like an Alfred Hitchcock movie.“ He reportedly said the best stab was “the stab where she stopped breathing.” His mother, 56-year-old Patricia Wilson, died Monday morning after having been repeatedly stabbed in the back and neck by her dear son. I guess I’d better back up and clue you all in on what went down, huh? According to John’s live-in girlfriend, Gina Weathers, John started acting a little freaky over the weekend. He had come in contact with some poison last Saturday while on the job as an exterminator, and had been acting as if he was intoxicated all weekend. Gina and John began arguing early Monday morning because she felt he needed to be seen by a doctor. And because he was “still stumbling around like he was intoxicated,” she hid his car keys from him.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN – Saniiyah Kuykendall, 2, did the unthinkable Friday evening and accidentally defecated on the living room floor. For that misdeed, she was allegedly beaten by her mother’s live-in boyfriend, 23-year-old Calvin Jones. Calvin, who was caring for girlfriend’s children that evening, reportedly disciplined the child by beating her with a basketball shoe and the back of his hand. When Saniiyah’s mother, Anisha Alford, returned home at about 8:00 that night, she noticed her toddler was looking a bit rough. She told police police that the girl complained of being sick, was cold to the touch, and was spitting up for much of that night. But she didn’t seek medical attention. A friend visiting the couple later that evening noticed the child’s eyes were rolling back in her head and her eyelashes kept fluttering. The friend offered to sit with the other children in the home so Calvin and Anisha could take the toddler to the emergency room – they declined the offer, opting to retire for the evening instead.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Charles Clements is a man who loves his lawn. Ok, the love borders on the slightly psychotic obsessive side. According to neighbors, Clements once won some sort of beautification and lawn upkeep award and was known to threaten those who dare step foot on his precious lawn. Last Sunday evening, threat became reality after Joshua Funches’ fox terrier, Gucci, lifted its leg and pissed on said lawn. After a verbal argument between the two men, Clements pulled a gun. According to witnesses, Funches remarked, “Next time you pull out a pistol, why don’t you use it?” BANG! Funches was shot dead. Clements, a former Marine, then walked into his house and changed clothes. When the cops showed up, Clements was waiting for them in his garage. “I knew you were coming for me,” he told police. “That’s why I changed my clothes. I knew you were coming for me.” Clements, 69, was ordered held on $3 million bail and is looking at charges of first- and second-degree murder.…Continue Reading
La Grange, KY – Sunday morning, at about 9:00, Ashley Cox arrived at Roederer Correction Complex for visiting day. Ashley went through the check-in process and was allowed into the visiting area by about 10:00. At approximately 10:55, Ashley locked herself into a single-stalled restroom near the visiting room. When Ashely failed to reappear after about 10 minutes, officers grew concerned and knocked on the door. Ashley answered the door and she said she was fine, but the blood all over the bathroom floor said different. Ashley mumbled something about a miscarriage and an ambulance was called. When EMT’s showed up, Ashley said she was experiencing heavy bleeding, but didn’t specify why. Almost five hours later, hospital personnel called the prison to let administrators know Ashley hadn’t miscarried – she’d given birth to a full term baby. …Continue Reading
Orlando, FL – I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe, Sanchia Rae Xavier-Velez, 28, should have had her uterus removed about, oh, 3-4 pregnancies ago. Seems Sanchia has a history of unwanted pregnancies – she gave one child up for adoption as a teen, contemplated aborting her now 7-year-old daughter, and underwent an abortion two years ago. After all that, you would think that she’d have enough common sense to take the necessary precautions to prevent further unwanted pregnancies, right? Wrong. Sanchia found herself a victim of yet another unwanted pregnancy this year. On November 3rd, Jazmyne Rayne Gowers-Velez entered the world. Baby girl didn’t get to stick around long, though. The incubator drowned her in the toilet. Sanchia claims Jazmyne was stillborn – a doctor found evidence to the contrary. …Continue Reading
Eau Claire, WI - Nothing will kill a good buzz quicker than some blunt force trauma and a knife to the chest – wouldn’t you agree? Old pals Wayne Rouillard, 62, and Stephen Dalstrom, 61, were just hangin’ out, sharing a bottle of vodka, and catching up last Saturday when things went to shit in a hurry. According to Rouillard, the two were getting along just fine when, out of the blue, Dalstrom “went berserk and attacked him.” Rouillard alleges that his friend attempted to stab him with an ice pick or a screwdriver. So, Rouillard whacked his friend in the head with a claw hammer. That wasn’t the end of it – Rouillard also allegedly stabbed Dalstrom in the chest with a knife and tied his ankles to a work bench so “he would not be able to come after him if he woke up,” before beating his brains out with a wood-splitting maul. Ummm, can you say ‘overkill?’ …Continue Reading
Kissimmee, FL – The guy you see before you, with the bad-ass stripey-head ‘do, is 19-year-old Jonathan Alicea. Much like many of the men we feature here on the Dreamin’ Demon, Jonathan has a girlfriend with a couple of rugrats. And, much like many of the women we feature here, that girlfriend trusted her man with the lives of her children while she went about earning a living. And, like many of the stories we feature here, it doesn’t end well. Jonathan was playing Mr. Mom on Sunday and whipped up some dinner for the kiddos, ages 2 and 6. The 2-year-old may not have been extremely thrilled with Jonathan’s culinary skills and refused to eat. (Dinner was hot dogs and scrambled eggs – doesn’t sound very appetizing to me either). Jonathan was displeased. Already angry at the child’s refusal to eat, his temper boiled over when the kid peed his pants. What Jonathan did next both angers and baffles.
Jonathan ordered the child to change his clothes. When the little boy didn’t, couldn’t, or wouldn’t do it fast enough to please the big bad Jonathan, he got knocked into next week.…Continue Reading
Ashland, Illinois is a sleepy little town of 1300 people smack dab in the middle of corn and bean fields; you know, Settlement Americana, Littletown, USA? The kind of place where the major events were the weekly livestock auctions, which proved to be exciting only when the occasional cow would cut loose and bolt down the street followed by a bunch of young boys and girls donning spurs on their cowboy boots making one hell of a racket as I was sleeping off the night before. The kind of town you’ve all heard about, full of those willing to lend a helping hand, give you a polite smile as you walk by. I know it well. I lived in the only funeral home it had.…Continue Reading
Kermit, West Virginia “Unusual to see a refrigerator laying flat in the bed of a truck. You have to stand them up if you want to use them later, and that’s the only thing that caught all of our eyes,” states a co-worker – a guard at a coal company where Roger Stroud worked. They state Roger signed in at the guardhouse and then 31 minutes he split. Perhaps he was just stupid and didn’t know to stand that fridge upright. Perhaps he had purchased his lovely wife a new home and was moving things in to surprise her at suppertime. This may have all made sense had she not wanted a divorce and had he not used that cumbersome appliance as a means to hide her body.…Continue Reading
Chandler, Arizona “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man. You’ll have bad times and he’ll have good times doing things that you don’t understand. But if you love him you’ll forgive him even though he’s hard to understand. And if you love him, oh be proud of him ’cause after all he’s just a man. Stand by your man.” Ugh. I hated typing out those Tammy Wynette lyrics as much as I hate that actual song. I’m more of a “fuck THAT” kind of person. I have some tolerance but I couldn’t be further from understanding the love and devotion shown to someone who had just killed my child.…Continue Reading
Bloomington, IL – There isn’t a whole lot of information on this one, but apparently, Jeff Meece beat the shit out of his 14-month-old daughter with a baseball bat. Thursday morning, police were called to the home Jeff shared with his mother, Shirley, and nephew, Scott, on a report of a man breaking windows with a bat. When they arrived at the home, Jeff repeatedly told officers, “Someone killed my baby,” and, “I killed my baby.” He later said someone killed Erika with a bat. Jeff, who was acting aggressively toward responding officers, needed to be taken down with a couple doses of pepper spray and a good old tasing. After he was subdued, officers discovered an unresponsive Erika inside the home – she had visible signs of trauma to her face and head – she was brain dead. Erika Meece was pronounced dead shortly after she was transferred to the hospital. Autopsy proved her death was due to head injuries consistent with blunt-force trauma. Jeff’s nephew stated that Erika lived with her mother and only visited Jeff a couple times a week.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ - Terry Neely, 46, was last seen in his motorized wheelchair leaving his home at an assisted living complex on the evening of August 2. The next time anyone laid eyes on Neely, he was a charred and dismembered body left burning in a trash can. (Really folks, what’s with all the fires lately? Damn). Judging by the information being released, Neely didn’t go quickly or quietly – he had been systematically tortured for as many as three days. Now, who the hell would be so callous and cruel as to pick on a defenseless disabled guy? According to authorities, the smiling vixen you see here, Angela Simpson, might have had something to do with it. As a matter of fact, she ‘fessed up to being the callous and cruel human who made Neely’s last days on earth a living hell. And she told all to authorities in return for a candy bar. …Continue Reading
Scottsdale, Arizona This whole investigation started at the end of May. Temperatures in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the average were around 93 degrees which was getting nice and warm. With all that heat comes the need to keep your plants and yard watered. Along with that watering comes maintenance, mowing, trimming…and if you don’t have time, it’s vogue to hire a landscaper. You know, cultivating beauty. And as many times as we’ve all enjoyed the *ahem* aesthetics on this page as well as the cries for brain bleach and a good eyeball cleansing, I doubt battery acid could help the poor landscaping dude that walked up on the Arizona man who had been dead in his hot tub for at least three days.…Continue Reading
Orlando, Florida – Kids have big mouths, don’t ever let ‘em in on a secret. They blab – about everything – mommy’s real age, mommy’s real hair color, dad’s penchant for hookers, mommy’s real weight, dad’s little fib about the size of the fish he caught, the dead hooker in dad’s closet, the secret ingredient in dad’s famous chili recipe, etc. Yeah…you gotta be real careful around those kiddos…loose lips and sunk ships and all that. Oh, and, if you want help dumping the body of a dead hooker, you’re better off asking one of your friends, as opposed to your 5th grader. Just ask Alan Jett. His first mistake in this story of fail was bringing the kid along to pick up a hooker…it just kinda went downhill from there. …Continue Reading
Pueblo, Colorado–Her life started off rough…born behind bars to a drug addicted mother 9 months ago, Iyana Perez had very little chance of growing up in a happy and healthy environment. Her mother, Selena Olsen, who struggles with drug addictions and other criminal activities, has been in and out of jail and/or detox on a fairly regular basis. Iyana’s father, Ted “Chewy” Perez, is a convicted child molester with drug problems and a criminal history of his own. Back in May, Ted allegedly kidnapped Iyana – though he threatened to kill the child, she was found alive and unharmed eight days later. After that nonsense, DCF stepped in and placed Iyana in the care of her grandmother, Snowie Buehler, a recovering addict. Snowie was already caring for Selena’s two older children. Three weeks later, Iyana was found dead in a dumpster. …Continue Reading