NORTH NAPLES, FL – Four years ago we reported on Christopher Serna, the psycho who decapitated his new girlfriend and pinned her nipples to a door. On Friday he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Last year Serna’s defense attorney was talking about using the insanity defense, which is rarely used despite what television and movies will have you believe, and barring the gruesome crime scene photos from being seen by potential jurors.
I guess they changed their mind and figured a plea deal and a half-century behind bars was the best they were ever gonna get for their client.
“This saved the family from having to relive the case and hear again what he did to her,” said Samantha Syoen, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. “In many people’s eyes, this is virtually a life sentence.”
I can sort of understand the family of Suzane Bishop agreeing to the deal and not rehashing the details of Bishop’s murder in court, complete with crime scene photos, as they were pretty horrific.…
A family says they watched Falbo purposely drive a riding lawnmower over a mother duck and her 11 duckling, spraying feathers, bones and little beaks into the grass.
“We were horrified,” said Boyd Jentzsch. “I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was totally disgusting.”
Jentzsch, who regularly fed the ducks in his yard, confronted Falbo as he sat on his mower. He claims Falbo was a cartoon villain and ran over the ducklings again while laughing. Only two of the ducklings survived, along with the mother.
Police questioned Falbo a few hours after the incident. He denied intentionally running over the ducklings, stating the lawn’s grass was too high for him to see them.
Noting in their report that the ducks died “cruelly and viciously with extreme intent,” he was arrested and charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $27,000 bail.…
JACKSONVILLE, NC – Anthony Young, 37, has been arrested for murdering his 1-year-old daughter by slitting her throat with a steak knife.
Police responded to a 911 call from Young at 5:20 a.m. announcing that he had just murdered his daughter. Police officers would find the still warm body of 1-year-old Ruby-Rayne Young inside a bedroom. Efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful.
Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller noted that Ruby-Rayne died from a single cut to her throat. A kitchen steak knife was found at the home and is believed to be the murder weapon.
“It was very, a bloody scene,” said Miller. “It almost brought me to tears.”
Young was arrested at the scene and taken to Onslow County Jail and is being held on murder charges without bond. A court hearing was held Monday, May 4th, where Young waived his right to make a first appearance during the hearing. No motive has been given for the murder.
Young and the child’s mother, Jewelie Reedy, had shared custody of Ruby-Rayne.…
HUDSON, FL – A 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded his 16-year-old brother before committing suicide, following a heated argument over food.
The three siblings were home alone Wednesday while their mother and an older brother were at work. At some point they were eating dinner and an argument broke out over food.
That’s when authorities say the 13-year-old retrieved a handgun and used it to fatally shoot his little brother. He then shot his older brother before turning the gun on himself.
The 16-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was able to call police. The scene was reportedly so grisly that a crisis intervention team was brought in for the responding deputies.
“This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “A 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life.”
Details regarding the argument, the names of those involved and how the boy was able to get his hands on a gun have not been released at this time.…
PLANT CITY, FL – Izbella Bronson was killed after the A 2-year-old fell out of her great-grandmother’s minivan and was accidentally run over.
According to Hillsborough County deputies, Izbella Bronson was with 69-year-old Alice Barber in a 2008 Kia Sedona, waiting at the end of Barber’s private dirt driveway to pick up the girl’s brothers as they got off their school bus.
As Izbella’s 7-year-old brother ran ahead of the vehicle towards the house, Barber allowed Izbella and her 9-year-old brother to sit on the floor of the minivan with one of the side doors open as she proceeded back up the driveway.
“Sometimes, the kids would sit there and dangle their feet out and she would travel very slowly,” said HCSO spokesperson Larry McKinnon. “Unfortunately, this time on the way back, she obviously hit something that knocked the child out.”
Izbella ended up falling underneath the minivan and was ran over by one of the vehicle’s rear tires, which makes the entire story more horrific when combined with that “very slowly” portion of McKinnon’s statement.…
Marshall and 65-year-old Theodore Hubbell Jr. owned property next to each other off a dirt road in a rural subdivision call Bokeelia. Marshall and his wife had purchased the property with hopes of building a home with a shed there.
Hubbell was upset with Marshall for clear cutting parts of the property and covering over gopher tortoise burrows. In Florida, the gopher tortoise is listed as Threatened. Both the tortoise and its burrow are protected under state law. Gopher tortoises must be relocated before any land clearing or development takes place, and property owners must obtain permits from the FWC before capturing and relocating tortoises.
Hubbell explained this to Marshall and uncovered the buried burrows. Marshall was upset with this and contacted his attorney, Robert Harris, who instructed him to contact police to get a restraining order. Marshall did contact police but there isn’t a restraining order against Hubbell.…
DAVENPORT, FL – Victor Solano has been arrested after Polk County deputies say he hanged his dog from a tree for making a mess in his trailer.
Solano had initially asked his neighbors to borrow a gun so he could shoot the 18-month-old pit-bull for making the mess. This, as we all know, being the standard method of disciplining animals when they misbehave.
When neighbors refused to let the Solano have a loaded firearm, he tied a rope around the dog’s neck and hanged it from a tree, killing it. Solano then tied the rope to an ATV and dragged the dog to a local pond where he dumped the body.
Investigators were able to recover the dog’s body and delivered it to Polk County Animal Control. Solano was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty and unlawful disposal of a dead domestic animal.
This isn’t Solano’s first brush with the law. He was released from prison in March 2013 and had been arrested on previous charges of burglary, larceny, carrying a concealed weapon, battery domestic violence, and violation of parole.…
Apoka, FL – Trinity Bachmann, 13, was hit and killed by a car while sitting in the middle of the road throwing a temper tantrum.
The Apopka Memorial Middle School student was returning from the Central Florida Fair in Orlando with her mother, Janice Pedroza, 36, and a group of her friends. Bachmann, a rising member of the Future Farmers of America, was at the fair showing off her pig.
After stopping to drop off one of the kids, they began to fight over who was going to sit in the front seat. Bachmann became upset and walked away from the vehicle telling her mom she would rather walk the three miles home than get back in the car.
Dressed in dark clothing, Bachmann walked into the middle of a barely lit road and sat down. Her mother tried to force her off the road as a car approached, but they were too late.
Jackie Suggs who lives across the street from where the incident took place said, “We heard arguing going on and stepped outside.…
HOLLY HILL, FL – Christopher Taft has been arrested after police say the 21-year-old shot his sister in the ass with a BB gun because she made him a penis cake for his birthday.
According to police, Taft shot his sister after she gave him a birthday cake that was shaped like a dick. Taft told police he didn’t mean to hurt his sister when he shot her, he just thought it would be a funny response.
The BB ended up embedded in his sister’s ass cheek, but she refused to be transported to the hospital. She said she would go herself and did not want to pursue charges against her brother.
Police noted the woman’s request, then arrested Taft and charged him with aggravated battery and battery causing bodily harm. He was released from Volusia County jail the following day.
Last time I ever heard of a shooting involving a penis cake, it was regarding Jaded getting pissed she didn’t get one on her birthday. In fact, let’s make it up to Jaded.…
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Jason Rios, a paranoid schizophrenic, used a crowbar to beat his family, killing his disabled mother and 9-year-old niece.
Ernesto and Angela Rios were trying to keep their four grandchildren together after they’d been removed from their mother for substance abuse and placed in foster homes.
To makes matters even more difficult, Angela was wheelchair bound after losing her legs to diabetes. Also living in the home was their son, Rios, who family say suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.
On the morning of Feb 5, Ernesto woke his four grandchildren, Jenica Randazzo, 9; La’nyla Heater, 7; Chancellor Rios, 4; and Dominic Putnam, 13, for to school and hopped in the shower.
Soon after he entered the bathroom, Ernesto heard screaming. He rushed into his granddaughter’s room only to find La’nyla bloodied with severe head injuries and Jason on top of her with a crowbar. Ernesto was able to take the weapon from his son then forced him outside of the house.
The two boys, who were uninjured, fled down the street to the home of a retired police officer who went to assist the family, while his wife stayed with the children and called 911.…
RIVERVIEW, FL — Keith Duke is facing murder charges after he slit his wife’s throat and then shot her multiple times in front of their three children.
On Thursday morning, 48-year-old Keith Dukes got into an argument with his 34-year-old wife, Michelle Dukes, inside their home while their three children were sitting in a car outside.
The argument between the couple, who have been separated for a year, turned violent when Duke grabbed a knife and slit his wife’s throat. She managed to run from the house, screaming for help.
Her daughters, ages 7, 13 and 14, saw their mother running away and got out of the car to join her. At the same time, a Waste Management truck driver was passing by and saw Michelle and her daughters toward him, screaming for help.
“I saw a cut going from one side of her neck to the other,” said the driver.
As he called 911, Michelle and her daughters ran into a neighbor’s house. But Keith wasn’t done, and he wasn’t letting a neighbor’s home protect Michelle from what he had in store for her next.…
Damian Fletcher, 32, was charged Monday after allegedly trying to lure a couple of little girls onto the city bus with offers of free candy.
Police claim Fletcher approached the girls, ages 9 and 11, Saturday afternoon and said, “Come with me on the bus and we’ll go get some candy together and then I can take you places, come on.”
Thankfully, the girls were too smart to fall for it — all kids know that the best free candy only comes from white, windowless vans. They told police they didn’t know Fletcher, and got a little scared when he asked them for a hug.
During the booking process, deputies overheard Fletcher say he just wanted to have sexual contact with the girls. I, for one, am shocked.
Fletcher was charged with trying to lure or entice a child under 12, a misdemeanor, but bond was increased to $150,000.…
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Wildlife officials say some teens at an upscale Fort Lauderdale condominium complex used an electronic cigarette to kill a pelican.
The attack, which happened last month and captured on security camera, shows one of the teens holding the pelican down and blowing fumes from an electronic cigarette into its beak and eyes.
The teen then holds the pelican’s beak closed so it couldn’t breathe. He does this repeatedly throughout the night until the pelican died, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Liz Barraco.
After reviewing the security footage, a security guard was able to identify one of the teens as a residence at the condominiums. They met with the teen and were able to identify the teen who killed the pelican as a 16 or 17-year-old non-resident.
Wildlife officers met with the teen and his father, then charged him with a violation of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It’s only a second-degree misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and 60 days in jail.…
OCALA, FL — Police have arrested 24-year-old Larry Floyd after they say he used a kitchen knife to try and circumcise his 20-month-old nephew.
According to police, Floyd was staying at his sister’s house where the child and his siblings were being babysat. The babysitter stated they heard the baby crying in another room and then witnessed Floyd leaving the room with a bloody knife.
The child’s father arrived home shortly after and found his son bleeding then immediately rushed him to the hospital non-life-threatening injuries to his genitals. According to Sgt. Michael Sommer, Floyd told the father he was trying to circumcise the boy with a kitchen knife.
Floyd was arrested and charged with domestic aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He has not given a reason why he decided to carry out the procedure on his nephew. Doctors say the boy is expected to recover.
By looking at Floyd’s picture, it’s hard to imagine he’s had run-ins with the law before, but he has served jail time for petty theft, drug possession and domestic battery.…
Dunnedin, Fl – Daniel Adams and his girlfriend were arrested after police say the couple took their child to kill a dog owned by Adams’ parents, then tried covering up the killing by staging a robbery.
Adams, 34, drove to his parent’s home with the intentions of handling his parent’s dog, Daisy, a 4-year-old Labrador they felt was a danger to others. Along for the ride were his girlfriend Lauren Curran, 28, and their son.
According to the couple, Daisy had been demonstrating aggressive behavior, including snapping at another family dog, that left the couple and their son fearful of the dog. To fix that issue, they decided to kill it.
Investigators say Curran “killed the dog with an intravenous needle filled with an unknown medication.” When the deed was done, the couple tried to cover their tracks by making it appear like the death was the result of a burglary inside the home by stealing an iPad.
Their fool-proof plan to kill the dog and cover it up by stealing an Apple product – that can be tracked once turned on – was thwarted after what can no doubt be a very short investigation.…
PASCO COUNTY, FL – Justin Colby is behind bars facing attempted murder charges after the 33-year-old allegedly tried aborting his girlfriend’s baby with a 2006 Dodge Charger.
On Monday, Colby got into an argument with his girlfriend, 32-year-old Crystal Noordhuizen, who is seven months pregnant. Not wanting to exasperate the situation, Noordhuizen left their home and began walking down the street.
That’s when police say Colby called her on her cell phone and asked, “Are you ready for your abortion date?” before veering his vehicle off the road and striking Noordhuizen from behind. Colby crashed into a pole, got out of the car and walked to his home where he fled on a white motorcycle.
Noordhuizen was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with minor injuries, while Colby was later picked up by police and charged with attempted murder.
This isn’t the first time Colby has been accused of hitting someone with a car. In 2012, Colby was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he ran over his brother.…
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL – Kathleen Densmore, 48, has been accused of neglecting her elderly uncle so severely, that he was found dead weighing about 50 pounds.
Densmore shared a home with her uncle, 85-year-old Robert Densmore, who she also cared for. She called police on Friday after finding the man unresponsive in his bed. When officers arrived, they found the man “extremely emaciated” and suffering from bed sores.
Densmore told police her uncle suffered from dementia and had lived with her for several years. Although she was his caregiver and legal guardian, she hadn’t taken him to the doctor in five years.
She also informed them that her uncle hadn’t been able to move for the last year of his life, during which time, she’d only fed him baby food. Densmore also admitted she hadn’t bathed her uncle for the last two months because his skin would fall off when touched.
Densmore was arrested and charged with one count of elderly abuse. Additional charges may be filed after an autopsy is completed.…
GAINESVILLE, FL – Angela Woodworth found herself in a bit trouble after her drunk driving scared four kids in her car so bad that they jumped out and reported her.
According to police, Woodworth was driving around town with her 11-year-old son and three of his friends. They went to a Chinese restaurant, then to a bowling alley where Woodworth drank two pitchers of beer. Afterwards, they went to a Ruby Tuesday where Woodworth had at least four drinks.
When they left the restaurant, Woodworth was allegedly so shitfaced that she couldn’t keep her car on the road. The kids got so scared that when Woodworth came to a stop, they jumped out of her car and ran inside a nearby Steak ‘n Shake.
“One of the boys told me his mom, they just left Ruby Tuesday, and his mom was really drunk and swerving all over the road,” said Josh Kramer, who was inside eating. “She hit a pole and broke a mirror off her car.”
Kramer said that while he was on the phone with 911, Woodworth came into the restaurant screaming at the kids to get back in the car.…