EDGEWATER, FL – Briana Buchanan is behind bars on meth manufacturing after her 7-year-old son turned her in.
Buchanan and her son lived with her boyfriend’s brother, Peter, who the boy considers an uncle. Peter said that the boy mentioned his mother had been “cooking something bad” and said he had something he wanted to show him.
The boy brought his uncle to his mother’s car and opened up the trunk. Inside the trunk was some of the boy’s toys and materials needed to use and manufacture meth. Peter immediately closed the trunk and called 911.
“Her son, who’s 7, just told me she keeps bad stuff in her car, and he opened up the trunk, and she has a meth lab in her trunk,” Peter told the 911 dispatcher.
After police arrived and found the drug paraphernalia inside the trunk, they arrested Buchanan on charges of child neglect, possession of chemicals, meth and paraphernalia, and manufacturing and delivery of meth.
Her son was placed in the custody of his grandmother, who plans on enrolling him into school this week.…
TAMPA, FL – Police have charged 24-year-old Austin Hamilton with first-degree murder after he admitted to using a belt to whip a 1-year-old to death because the boy peed on him during a diaper change.
On Saturday, the child’s mother went to work and left him and his 6-year-old brother with Hamilton in a room at the Motel 6 where she lived. Hamilton, who is not the father of either child, called 911 later that night to report the boy was having trouble breathing.
The child would die after being rushed to the hospital by paramedics who arrived and found him unresponsive on a bed. Hamilton initially claimed he didn’t hit or punish the boy in any way, and that the boy was not involved in any accidents.
That story would change after the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office report stated the child died as a result of blunt force trauma to the lower abdomen, and ruled his death a homicide.
When detectives confronted Hamilton with these findings, he changed his story and admitted he was responsible for the boy’s death.…
MONROE COUNTY, FL – Carlos Gascon is behind bars after he spent an entire day assaulting his girlfriend because he had a dream she’d cheated on him with another man.
According to Gascon’s girlfriend, Gascon woke up angry Friday morning after having a dream that she’d cheated on him. In response, he beat her all day long until she was able to call for help later that evening.
This all day beating included Gascon allegedly cutting the back of her leg with a knife, pouring hot coffee on her and choking her. She said that he also picked her up and body-slammed her on to a glass table, which shattered.
But she wasn’t the only one to suffer the wrath of Gascon. She said the he also picked up his own dog and slammed it into the ground before choking it with his foot.
The victim said she was unable to call for help during this time because she believed Gascon had thrown her cell phone and car keys in a canal behind the house.…
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Police have arrested 63-year-old Martha White after she was accused of stabbing her 7-year-old grandson to death because she was fed up with babysitting him and his brother.
Mason Rhinehart, 7, and his 8-year-old brother were playing video games when White walked and told them she had a surprise for them. She took Mason into the bathroom and locked the door behind her.
Mason’s older brother said he then heard Mason crying and begging for his life, saying: “I don’t want to die, please don’t kill me.”
The boy said he tried to open the door to help his brother, but was unsuccessful. Instead, he called the cops and his father before finding a hiding spot.
White eventually walked out of the bathroom covered in blood, then left the house with a bottle of wine. But before she walked out, she reportedly told the boy that she “had a surprise for him too.”
Police arrived at the home within five minutes and found Mason lying on the bathroom floor suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest.…
ORLANDO, FL – The family of Rebecca Sedwick, the 12-year-old girl who jumped to her death last year, has filed a lawsuit against one one of the girl’s alleged bullies, the School Board of Polk County, Cemex Construction Materials of Florida.
“I feel like I need to have some definitive answers and get some form of justice for Becca in order to start the whole healing process,” said Tricia Norman, Rebecca’s mother.
According to Norman’s attorney, David Henry, Rebecca’s family is seeking at least $15,000 from each of the defendants in order to “hold those accountable to account.”
For those of you who may have missed this story when it happened last year, Rebecca killed herself by jumping from a tower at an abandoned cement plant. There were reportedly various factors for her doing this, including ongoing harassment from two of her classmates, 14-year-old Guadalupe Shaw and 13-year-old Katelyn Roman.
After Rebecca started dating Guadalupe’s ex-boyfriend, she became the target of repeated physical and online attacks. Aside from the standard-issue name calling, she was also encouraged to kill herself.…
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Devante Johnson has been charged with attempted murder after the 18-year-old allegedly tried stabbing a man to death while having sex with him in a Tallahassee cemetery.
Police say Johnson and the victim were having sex in a car at the Oakland cemetery around 11 p.m. when Johnson, “referred to a former boyfriend of (the victim’s) by name and said no one would have to worry about (the victim) anymore,” according to court documents.
Johnson then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim three times in the chest and one time in each arm. The unidentified man was able to kick Johnson out of the car and lock the door.
As Johnson attempted to get back into the car through a partially rolled-down window, the victim sped out of the cemetery and crashed through the cemetery’s fence in the process.
The victim flagged down police, alerting them that he’d been stabbed. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a punctured lung and lacerated liver.…
OZARK, AL – After a four day manhunt, police have captured 44-year-old David Pitts, the man accused of raping a woman and her 8-year-old daughter at knife-point.
Pitts was arrested at a Boynton Beach, Florida hospital without incident after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that he was being treated there.
Four days earlier, Pitts fled from Ozark, Alabama after he was accused of raping a 30-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter. The woman said Pitts lived nearby, but was inside her home when she arrived with her daughter Thursday evening.
He reportedly abducted them at knife point and made the woman drive her car to a secluded location 10 miles away. He then raped the woman at gunpoint and made her daughter watch. After he was finished, he allegedly made the woman watch as he raped her little girl.
Pitts held the mother and daughter until the next morning, at which time he forced the woman to drive to a residential area where he jumped out and ran.…
MIAMI, FL – Miguel Ruiz Lobo, 42, has been accused of killing 11-year-old Martha Guzman after the girl talked her mother into breaking up with him.
On June 22, Guzman was found dead inside the home she shared with her mother and three-year-old brother. Her neck and wrists had been slashed. Her death was originally believed to be a suicide since Guzman had a history of cutting, but autopsy results revealed her death was a homicide.
Focus quickly turned to Ruiz, the ex-boyfriend of Guzman’s mother. Ruiz used to live with the family, but Guzman’s mother had broken up with him five months ago at the urging of her daughter.
During their investigation, police noted Ruiz had fresh scratches on his arms and face, so they took a swab of his DNA and sent it off to be tested against fingernail scrapings collected from Guzman. He told police he had not seen the girl in days, but police had proof that was not true.
They had surveillance footage from a neighbor’s security camera that showed Ruiz entering Guzman’s apartment at approximately 10:28 A.M.…
RIVERVIEW, FL – Authorities say 4-year-old Logan Shepard was mauled to death by his uncle’s two pit bulls as the boy ate ice cream.
According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter, the uncle had put the two dogs, both adult females, in crates in the front yard before Logan and his mother arrived at the home Saturday night.
While Logan’s mother, aunt and cousin chatted inside the home, Logan walked outside with a bowl of ice cream. The adults were not aware Logan was out of the home until they heard him screaming.
At the same time, two deputies conducting a traffic stop nearby also heard screaming and rushed to the home to investigate. Once there, they found Logan in the front yard with the dogs standing over him, a bowl of ice cream on the ground beside him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pet Resources Division of Hillsborough County took possession of the dogs, which were euthanized the next day. They plan on testing the dogs to see if there were medical issues or other stressors that may have triggered the attack.…
According to police, Raymond Frolander, a trusted family friend, was caring for the boy Friday evening. Dad left the house to grab something to eat at about 1:00 a.m. Upon his return, he said, he heard a strange noise coming from the bedroom. When he walked into the room, he found Frolander, pants at his ankles, performing a sex act on the young boy.
And then, it was all about fists and feet and blood and bruises and pain.
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting [name redacted],” the unidentified 35-year-old man told a dispatcher. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer.”
When asked by the dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said “my fist and my foot.”
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions sir,” the father said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you.…
OCALA, FL – Earlier this year I reported on Joy McCall, the 35-year-old woman charged with having sex with the 12-year-old son of a family friend. Last week, a judge sentenced her to 10 years in prison.
Back in February, the victim’s mother called police to report she believed her son was in a sexual relationship with one of her adult friends. Her son had suffered major cock-blockage after telling a friend about his sexual relationship with McCall, and that friend told his mother, who then told the victim’s mother.
The boy’s mother investigated the claims and found some disturbing text messages between McCall and her son that seemed to confirm the two had sex on multiple occasions. “She was able to see through the different text messaging that had occurred between McCall and the juvenile. And determine the dates that the incidents had occurred,’ said Sergeant Angy Scroble.
When police interviewed the boy, he confirmed he’d had sex with “Ms. Joy” on three occasions. The first was in January after he began receiving Facebook messages from McCall that “continued getting more heated.” After sending him pictures of herself in her underwear, she texted him to meet her at the Paddock Mall.…
Police say that on Tuesday night, 55-year-old Henrietta Dickson either fell asleep or passed out in a designated parking space between two carport support pillars. When 55-year-old Fathima Masud returned home and pulled into the space, she did not see Dickson and accidentally parked on top of her.
Masud stated that she did notice a slight bump when she pulled in, but when she got out of her car to check, she found a tote bag full of clothing just behind her front left tire. Assuming that’s what she ran over and not seeing Dickson, who police say could only be seen from the front of the car, Masud went inside her home.
It wasn’t until the next morning that a passerby called police to report someone was sleeping underneath a car after they noticed Dickson’s hand sticking out from beneath the front of Masud’s car.…
It all started with an argument about women’s rights….
Police say that mid-argument, the victim retreated to her bedroom in an attempt to end the fighting. The alleged douchebag, 28-year-old James Wertz, continued to scream and whine, so the woman told him it was over.
A short time later, police say, the woman heard a high pitched screaming coming from the living room. She told police she walked out to find Wertz squeezing and punching her rabbit. He was hitting it so hard, she said, blood was pouring from its face. And that’s about the time I would’ve rearranged his stupid fucking Mr. Potato Head face…
She intervened, pushing Wertz away. When he tried to apologize, she said, she kicked him and reached for the phone to call 911. Wertz responded by throwing her across the room and storming out of the apartment.…
Elizabeth Highley apparently lured the alleged victim, 25-year-old Crue Finley, into her lair with the promise of an alcoholic beverage or three on the evening of June 16. (Something tells me the beverage in question was of the boxed variety because CLASS). Once she had him all comfy and cozy, she made her move.
Much to her chagrin, dude bolted. Quick like.
According to the police report, an officer parked nearby reported seeing Finley hauling ass down the street, yelling something about being chased by a woman with a knife. And right behind him, Highley — carrying a long silver knife and a broken wooden cane.
Finley reportedly made it clear to the officer that he and Highley were so not a couple. He claimed that once he denied Highley’s sexual advances, she got a little violent.…
ORLANDO, FL – Brenna Winter, 18, has been accused of trying to smother her baby inside an Orange County children’s hospital, but was stopped by nurses and the hospital’s advanced safety features.
Pateints at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orange County have their vital signs monitored by a paramedic in a clinical logistics center. Whenever a patient’s vitals show they are in distress, the paramedic has the ability to call into the room or turn on a live camera inside the room.
That’s what happened the other day when the alarm for Winter’s 3-month-old daughter, admitted to the hospital because she was vomiting blood, alerted that she’d stopped breathing.
The live camera showed Winter “standing next to the crib with her hands in the crib.” Nurses rushed into the room and were able to save the baby.
Several hours later, the alarm was activated again. A witness in the room said Winter was nursing the baby and was “holding the baby so tightly that her heart rate dropped.”
Police were called and interviewed Winter who eventually admitted she covered her baby’s mouth with her hand until the baby turned blue.…
Machetto had only been living with his grandmother, 74-year-old Sylvia Schmitt, for a few weeks at the Paradise Lakes nudist community, but reports state that the two argued frequently.
Early Monday, the two were arguing over Machetto’s refusal to take medications prescribed to him after suffering a brain injury when Machetto was 14 or 15.
He’d been attacked by a group of teens who bashed the back of his head with a rock. The teen nearly died, but was never the same. According to the teen’s martial arts instructor for the last seven years, the teen was not aggressive, but had the emotional maturity level of a 13-year-old.
Machetto’s mother was unable to care for him full-time, so he would occasionally stay with his grandmother. This living arrangement resulted in Machett being charged with domestic violence against Schmitt in 2012, but Schmitt would eventually drop the charge.…
DAVIE, FL – It’s been awhile since we’ve reported on a wood chipper death, but a man was killed yesterday afternoon after being pulled through one.
At around 4:15 p.m., the landscaper was pulled through a wood chipper as he and two co-workers cleared debris in a residential neighborhood. One resident described seeing one of the workers running down the street after the incident.
“He was obviously extremely distraught, yelling and flailing his arms around, screaming to another co-worker at a nearby fence and collapsed against it, his knees buckled,” said Cheryl Appel.
Police were called but there was little they could do as the poor bastard that goes through one of these machines completely, gets to experience “total morselization.”
“I’ve been in police work 20 years. I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Capt. Dale Engle with Davie police. “It was a gruesome scene.” Police have not officially identified the man and ave not released the name of the man’s employer because family members had not yet been notified.…
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Police have charged 23-year-old Kayla Oxenham with child abuse after they say she branded her two young children so that she could identify them.
According to the police report, Oxenham’s two daughters – ages 5 and 7 – said their mother told them she “forgot how much she loved fire,” before using a lighter to burn a stick. She then used the hot stick to “brand” their arms.
Afterwards, Oxenham told them she did this so that they could have ice cream, and so she could identify them as her children. (o_O) A medical exam would later show at least one of the children had injuries indicative of being burned.
The 7-year-old also told investigators that Oxenham got mad at her little sister for locking a cat in the bathroom so she slammed the girl’s head into a wall several times before kicking her in the side.
Oxenham was interviewed but denied attacking her youngest daughter. She refused to discuss allegations of burning the siblings.
Kayla Oxenham was arrested and charged with felony child abuse and is currently out of jail on $15,000 bond.…