Debruhl was playing on the monkey bars during recess at Newton County Theme School when she slipped and her body became wedged between the bars.
Although there were other children playing nearby, along with teachers monitoring the playground, Debruhl was left with her feet dangling until she slowly asphyxiated herself.
When she was found, school officials and responding officers performed CPR on Debruhl, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Her death was ruled accidental on Wednesday, but the investigation is ongoing. Police say they don’t anticipate any criminal charges to be filed, but that decision will be up to the district attorney.
The Newton County School District released the following statement on Wednesday:
“We are struggling to comprehend the heartbreaking accident that occurred Monday afternoon and are grieving over the loss of such a beautiful little girl.…
Sewall and Hicks have been charged with first-degree cruelty to children for alleged acts against a child, whose age has not been released, in 2013 and 2014.
According to indictments, Hicks deprived the child “of necessary sustenance to the extent that the child’s health and well-being was jeopardized.”
Sewell is accused of hitting, kicking, and biting the girl on separate occasions, as well as causing the girl “cruel and excessive physical and mental pain by requiring her to eat her own feces.”
Hicks is facing one count of first-degree child cruelty while Sewell is facing three counts. The indictment does not detail the relationship between Hicks and Sewell, but the girl shares Hicks’ last name.
Sewell isn’t the only person we have featured on DD who has been accused of forcing a kid to eat their own shit. Nicole Candelaria was accused of forcing her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter to eat shit, and two women in New York allegedly forced a 2-year-old to eat feces from his own diaper.…
Last Wednesday afternoon, 86-year-old Roy Riffe was in his motorized wheelchair headed to a building located next to his home. On the way there, Roy ran off a concrete walkway and toppled out of his wheelchair.
Roy yelled for his wife, 74-year-old Maria Riffe, who came out of the house to help her husband. Maria, who relies on a walker, ended up falling before she reached her husband.
Now here’s the horrific part: Neither of them were able to help the other and the two remained on the ground, 20 yards apart, until 10:30 the next morning.
Roy Riffe was still alive when he was found, possibly because he was wearing a jacket and fleece pants. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. Unfortunately, Maria did not make it. The poor lady was only wearing a housecoat when she fell and froze to death in front of her helpless husband.…
Police responded to Erbskorn’s home Tuesday night receiving a 911 call from one the boy’s siblings. Erbskorn told the responding officers that her son was going through a “rock and roll phase” and she was fed up with it.
She explained his change in attitude and appearance included him wearing a leather jacket, attempting to dye his hair red, and using eyeliner. So, she admitted, she used a Brillo pad to scrub that ungodly makeup right off his smartass face.
Not surprisingly, Erbskorn was taken into custody and placed in the Coweta County Jail on charges of charges of child cruelty, reckless conduct and battery.
Her son was taken to the emergency room were medical staff told investigators the boy had soap residue on his right eye socket, cheek, brow and ear. They also said his face was sore to the touch and his vision was blurred because of a scratch on his eyeball.…
COVINGTON, GA — Police in Georgia need help identifying the man filmed snatching a woman’s purse in a Walmart parking lot, then running over and killing her.
Surveillance footage shows 65-year-old Marsha Johnson returning to her car at a Covington Walmart when she is approached by an unknown male.
The man violently snags Johnson’s purse, causing her to fall to the ground, before he jumps in a nearby car. As the man drives away, he runs over Johnson several times, killing her.
“There was no way they could not have known that they had run over something, from what we saw on the video,” said police Capt. Ken Malcolm.
Police have released edited video of the attack in hopes someone will recognize the man or the vehicle he was driving. The vehicle involved is a mid-’90s model four-door Honda sedan that’s silver or gray and has extensive damage on the driver’s side.
The man is described as a Hispanic male with goatee, in his late 20s to early 30s, and weighing between 250 and 300 pounds.…
At around 9 p.m. Monday, police responding to a 911 call from Erdem who informed them he was parked at the First Baptist Church on Main Street.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Erdem and his son, Hakan, inside a white pickup truck.
Hakan’s throat had been slashed open with a large kitchen knife, and Erdem was suffering from numerous, self-inflicted cuts to his arms. Harkam was pronounced dead at the scene while Erdem was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center.
Erdem’s wife showed up shortly after EMS had arrived because Erdem had left her a voicemail saying, “I’m sorry. Tell the daughters that this was an accident.”
She told police that Harkam, who has special needs and suffered from cerebral palsy, yelled and screamed a lot and needed constant care. Her husband, she added, had not slept for 10 days.
As of Tuesday, Erdem was still at the hospital, under police guard, with non-life-threatening injuries.…
SANDY SPRINGS, GA – Police in Georgia are asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old man believed to have held a 14-year-old girl captive and repeatedly raped her over the next two days.
Police were called to the Azalea Park Apartments this past Halloween where the victim told them she and two friends attended a Halloween party inside one of the vacant apartments.
“According to our victim, there were approximately 20 people at this party. There was alcohol and marijuana smoking that was taking place inside this apartment,” said Sgt. Ron Momon of the Sandy Springs Police Department.
Several times during the party the teen said she tried to leave, but a man in his 30s was guarding the door and would not let her out. After the party was over, she says she was forced into a bathroom.
After the party was over, she says she was repeatedly raped for several days by an 18-year-old who goes by the name “Trey,” and another man. She managed to escape by climbing out of a bedroom window.…
AUGUSTA, GA – Tabathia Grooms helped bolster a few stereotypes regarding Georgians after she attacked her boyfriend, Carlos Grace, because he declined to have sex with her.
According to reports, the 35-year-old came home around 11:30 p.m. after a night of drinking. She was still fuming because, earlier in the day, Grace had refused to kiss that colostomy bag she calls a mouth.
As Grace sat on a couch, Grooms informed him that she’d went out and “fucked everyone else because he would not fuck her,” then physically attacked him. During the assault, Grooms allegedly scratched Grace on the face, head and neck and bit him on the arm before he was able to lock himself in the bathroom and call 911.
When police arrived, they reported that Grooms was “highly intoxicated” and refused to explain what had happened. She did admit to drinking and threatened to run a deputy over with a baby stroller if he did not move out of her way.
While at the residence, Grooms’ 66-year-old mother took one of the officers aside and told them that her daughter had punched her in the face during her tirade.…
MARIETTA, GA — Mary Pursley, a special education teacher at Mount Bethel Elementary School, was arrested after police say she put an autistic student into a trash can and compared him to Oscar the Grouch.
The incident happened on Thursday during an after-school program when a second-grade student with autism began yelling and screaming in the classroom because he was “angry and upset about returning inside” and because another student was bothering him.
Pursley came into the classroom to talk to the boy and told him that if he continued with his trashy behavior, she would put him in a trash can. The boy did not stop, so Pursley made good on her word.
So, in front of other students with special needs and three adults in the classroom, Pursley picked the boy up and held him upside down by his legs inside a trash can. According to the arrest warrant, the student was crying, screaming and yelling for Pursley to stop.
Pursley was arrested on Monday and is now facing a first degree felony charge of cruelty to children for causing excessive physical or mental pain.…
DECATUR, GA – Anthony Stokes received a life-saving heart transplant two years ago despite the teen initially being denied because of his behavior. On Tuesday afternoon he was killed during a high-speed car chase with police.
Stokes suffered from a dilated cardiomyopathy and was given less than a year to live. The condition causes his heart to pump blood insufficiently, and can lead to irregular heartbeats, blood clots or heart failure.
Doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta removed him off the heart recipient list because of “non-compliance.” At the time, doctors stated this was because he did not take his medication regularly and felt he would not follow the post transplant medication regimen.
His mother went to the media claiming the hospital took her son off the list because they were stereotyping him as a troubled teen. Despite the fact that Stokes had low grades at school, had brushes with the law, and wore a court-ordered monitoring device, his mother said he was a good kid.
National media coverage and pressure from civil rights groups lead to the hospital giving the kid a new heart in August 2013.…
AUGUSTA, GA – Isaac Seman has been arrested for instructing his 10-year-old son to masturbate the family dog and telling the child to let the dog hump him while he films it.
Police were alerted after Seman’s 10-year-old child showed a Youtube video to his classmates of him re-enacting scenes from Brokeback Mountain with the family dog.
The video also showed Seman teaching his child the proper technique for stroking off the family’s pooch, then encouraging him to do the same. At one point Seman can be heard telling the child to, “Rub the rocket! Rub the rocket! Rub the rocket!”
During another point in the video he tells the child to let the dog mount him directing him to, “grab the dog’s hips and give it to him.”
Seman was charged with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said that the department declined to file animal cruelty charges, and chose to file child molestation and enticing charges instead.
When Seman isn’t educating his child on the fine art of the Old-Fashioned he can be found racking up a shit-ton of criminal records.…
FULTON COUNTY, GA – Janna Thompson has been indicted on second-degree murder and child cruelty charges after a 3-year-old boy in her daycare accidentally hanged himself while playing on a slide.
On July 9, Thomas Stephens was being watched at Janna’s Daycare, a daycare Thompson ran out of her home. According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Thompson took Stephens and two other toddlers outside to play, leaving two infants and another toddler inside her home.
At some point Janna went back inside to discipline another child.
“While the children were playing, one toddler began misbehaving,” court documents stated. “The Provider took this child inside leaving three children unsupervised on the playground. While inside, the Provider used the restroom, received a phone call and made a phone call.”
After an “undetermined amount of time,” Thompson went back outside and found Stephens laying flat on a slide with a piece of twine wrapped around his neck. The boy wasn’t breathing, so Thompson called 911 and attempted CPR. Unfortunately, Stephens would die in his mother’s arms at the hospital the following day.…
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Police have charged 23-year-old Diamond Mason with the stabbing death of his stepfather during an argument over a puppy.
According to reports, Mason lived with his stepfather and brought a puppy into the home about a week ago.
His stepfather, 51-year-old Joseph Kollie, was not happy with the arrangement and asked Mason several times to get rid of the dog.
Kollie’s requests often ended with the two getting into heated arguments and the dog remaining inside the home.
But around 1.a.m. Wednesday, an argument about the dog turned fatal when Mason grabbed a couple of large knives, reportedly a large dagger and a machete, to stab Kollie to death in his bedroom.
Mason was arrested and taken to the Gwinnett County Jail. He’s being held without bond on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.
Watch the following video and tell if you get a strange vibe off one of the people that lived in the home. He’s the one telling the reporter he saw Mason holding a machete.…
According to reports, a volunteer with the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society was walking a pit bull named Clara when Clara managed to get off her leash and attack a Westie Terrier. Depending on who is telling the story, Clara was simply pulling on the other dog’s ear or had gotten the smaller dog by the neck.
Regardless, the Westie’s owner, Craig Emory, stepped in and began stabbing Clara repeatedly with a pocket knife in front of dozens of families inside of the store.
“It is the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” said Teresa Reeves, who was was there with her fiance and her 10-year-old daughter. “We heard screaming at the front of the store and went running to see what was happening. The pit bull had the smaller dog at the back of the neck holding the loose skin and fur there,” said Reeves.…
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA – A brother and sister did little to discourage negative stereotypes associated with Georgia after they were accused of having sex in a tractor trailer parked outside a church in Effingham County, Georgia.
Timothy Savoy, 25, and his sister Christopher Buckner, 20, were busted early Tuesday morning last week after someone called police to report a prowler. Police responding to the location found the siblings walking together down the highway.
At first Savoy said he was just walking his sister home, but the pair would eventually break down and admit they’d had sex three times in a tractor trailer parked outside the Countryside Baptist Church.
Apparently, their love-making was spurred after watching “The Notebook,” the 2004 film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love during 1936.
Savoy and Buckner were arrested and charged with incest, aggravated sodomy and prowling. Records show Savoy remains behind bars on $13,400 bond.
Admittedly, I also fucked my sister after we watched “The Notebook,” but we did it in her husband’s minivan while her kids played in the backseat.…
SAVANNAH, GA – Briceson Moore is facing an aggravated animal cruelty charge after he admitted to using a dog toy to beat his girlfriend’s puppy to death.
Police say that last month, Moore beat his girlfriend’s nine-month old fox terrier to death with a “pole type” dog toy. He then took the dead dog to Forsyth Park Animal Hospital, where the vet took note of Moore’s odd behavior.
“Once the dog started to set in with rigor mortis the vet wrote that Briceson started grabbing his legs and making him like he was running while he was dead on a table,” said a SCMPD detective.
Officers say Moore eventually confessed to beating the dog and described how he did it.
“He hit the dog three times on each side, at least three times on each side with its own dog toy; it was a pole type dog toy and he said he didn’t want it to suffer so when it started bleeding from its nose he gave it a hard head shot,” said a detective.…
DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Police have charged 23-year-old Dewey Green with murder after they say he intentionally ran over a pregnant woman.
Police say 53-year-old Janice Pitts was in her Lincoln Navigator with her daughter and grandson when Green repeatedly hit her from behind with his truck while she was sitting at a traffic light.
When Pitts got out to check the damage, Green rammed his truck into her and pinned her body between their two vehicles. Pitts’ daughter, Iesha Davis, says she got out and tried to get Green to back his truck up.
“I’m banging on the window, ‘Please, you’re crushing my mom, you’re crushing my mom. Please, you’re crushing my mom. He wouldn’t look at me, He kept his face straight and kept his foot down on the gas,’” said Davis.
When Green finally backed up, Pitts fell to the road and Green ran over her crushed body as he drove over the median, went across a grassy knoll and ended up sideways across a road where witnesses were able to stop him.…
BUFORD, GA – Recardo Wimbush, a former Georgia Tech football player, has been charged after police say he kept his 13-year-old son in a room for most of the past two years.
Police say an investigation started by an anonymous tip to the Division of Family and Children Services lead to the 33-year-old and his wife, 37-year-old Therian Wimbush, being charged with cruelty to children in the first degree and false imprisonment.
It is being alleged that the couple imprisoned the oldest of their ten children for almost two years in a room with concrete walls and a hardwood floor. The only light came from the small amount of daylight that made it through the one window in the room that had been painted white.
The room had no books or any form of entertainment. In the time he was kept in the room, he was fed at regular times and allowed out to use the bathroom, but was not allowed to attend school or have access to his nine siblings.…