BELL, FL – Police say Don Spirit wiped out 2% of a small town’s population after the 51-year-old fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren before killing himself.
On Thursday, Spirit is said to have gunned down his daughter and her six children before killing himself at a home in Bell, Florida, a town of only 350 people. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office said the seven victims were found “all over on the property,” and included a 10-week-old baby.
The victims have been identified as Sarah Lorraine Spirit, 28, and her daughters Alanna Stewart, 2½ months, Brandon Stewart, 4, Destiny Stewart, 5, and Kylie Kuhlmann, 9, and sons Johnathon Kuhlmann, 8, and Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11.
This wasn’t the first time Spirit has shot and killed a family member. In 2001, Spirit “accidentally” shot and killed his eight-year-old son, Kyle, while hunting together. Before that incident, Spirit had convictions for depriving a child of food and shelter, battery, and felony possession of marijuana.
Just as the trial was to begin for the shooting death of his son, Spirit pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and received the minimum sentence of three years behind bars.…
DELTONA, FL – We got the woman who choked her husband over a cowboy hat, and now we have 45-year-old Desmond Brownlee, a man accused of choking his wife over some fried chicken.
According to reports, police responding to a 911 call arrived at a home at around 3 a.m. Monday and heard a female inside screaming, “Please, 911, please.” They also heard a male voice inside the home respond, “Shhh, what do you want, us both to go to jail?”
Brownlee and his wife of four years, Shey Alamo, eventually met the officers at the door where Alamo informed them that she and Brownlee got into an argument over Brownlee not having enough fried chicken leftovers and the care of her mother.
The argument escalated, said Alamo, to the point that Brownlee pushed her into their bedroom and onto a bed. She said he then punched her in the face repeatedly before choking her.
“The victim described the feeling of not being able to breath,” reads the police report. …
TAMPA, FL – Ruby Brown is facing some serious charges after police the 66-year-old failed to take a young boy in her care to the hospital after another boy had set him on fire.
Someone called Crime Stoppers anonymously to report a 7-year-old boy had been taken to Tampa General Hospital suffering from serious burns to his torso.
An officer went to the hospital to verify the story and learned another child had set the boy on fire five days earlier and Brown, the boy’s caregiver, decided not to seek professional medical attention.
In fact, the boy may have never been treated had it not been for employees at the school where the boy normally attends. They’d stopped by his house to find out why he’d missed so many days and were the ones who took him to the hospital.
Brown was arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of child neglect. She was later released on $7,500 bail. The boy remains in the hospital and is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.…
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Renata Congleton got herself into a bit of trouble last Friday after the 27-year-old arrived at an elementary school to pick up a child while having a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit.
Staff at Trinity Elementary School say Congleton was extremely intoxicated when she arrived at the school and tried to pick up the child. Police were called to the school but before they got there, Congleton drove off — hitting two cars in the process.
Deputies would find Congleton at home, sitting by her front door. She reportedly swore at them as they tried to question her before kicking and scratching a deputy while being handcuffed.
Congleton was charged with neglect of a child, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer with violence. Her bond was set at $15,000.
I don’t know what’s in the water in Florida, but it seems to make women get their drink on before picking their kids up from school. Congleton is the fourth Florida woman we’ve reported on who’s done this, and wins the award for being the drunkest.…
Man Cycling Across Six States To Propose To Girlfriend Stabbed To Death By Homeless Man At McDonald’sSeptember 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm by Morbid
VERO BEACH, FL – Kevin Adorno was on the final stages of his bike ride down the East Coast when he stopped in a McDonald’s and was stabbed to death by a mentally ill homeless man who thought Adorno was trying to have him killed.
Adorno, 28, was only two days and 100 miles away from completing his trip from Maryland to Miami. His girlfriend was to meet him 20 miles from his destination so that she could finish the trip with him.
What she didn’t know was that once in Miami, Adorno had planned to propose to her.
Unfortunately, Adorno crossed paths with 59-year-old Rene Herrera Cruz, a mentally-ill homeless man, when he stopped at a Vero Beach McDonald’s to grab something to eat and use his phone.
Cruz was in the parking lot of the McDonald’s and was under the impression that people were looking for him and trying to kill him. To protect himself, Cruz pulled out a 12-inch filet knife. He then noticed Adorno in the restaurant looking at him before Adorno stepped outside to use his cellphone.…
ORMOND BEACH, FL – The dopey-looking dipshit to the left is 29-year-old Caleb Ruh. He was just convicted of molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care after a jury rejected his argument that he committed the acts while sleeping.
Ruh was arrested in 2012 after a 7-year-old girl he was caring for reported to her mother that he’d been sexually abusing her. The girl told her mother that after Ruh had fallen asleep, he’d called out her name, grabbed her, and tried to kiss and touch her.
When the girl confronted Ruh about it after he was “awake” he denied the incident happened, saying he’d taken Xanax before falling asleep and didn’t remember a thing.
The girl told her mother that on another occasion, Ruh played a guessing game with her that involved him blindfolding her then having her guess what he was putting in her mouth. Going out on a limb here, but I’m betting whatever it was, it tasted a lot like Ruh.
DELTONA, FL – Montrell Brundidge got himself into some trouble after he got upset with a 6-year-old boy and punished him with a weed-whacker.
Police were called to a home on Monday on a report of someone being hit with a lawnmower. When they arrived, they spoke with the boy who told them that 25-year-old Brundidge had used a weed-whacker on his leg, then showed them injuries to his left leg and ankle area.
He said Brundidge purposefully hit him with the gardening tool on purpose as punished for not listening and accidentally hitting another child.
Deputies took pictures of the boy’s injuries, which did not require medical attention, then went to Brundidge’s home. He admitted to police that he “made a bad decision” when he got upset with the boy for not listening and used a weed-whacker for discipline.
Montrell Brundidge was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse. He’s currently reflecting on his corporal punishment methods in the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond. Department of Children and Families are now investigating.…
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.…