According to police, the victim is a special-needs person who is an acquaintance of one of the suspects. He was reported missing from a suburb after he met with the suspects.
“Apparently, they met out in the suburbs,” said Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin. “These subjects then stole a van out in the suburbs and then brought him into Chicago.”
The group then went to an apartment on Chicago’s West Side were a young woman begins live-streaming on Facebook,
In the video, the white victim is shown to be duct-taped and assaulted by a couple of African American men. His clothes are cut, he’s slapped, kicked, and his hair is cut with a knife until his scalp bleeds.
The suspects can be seen laughing, drinking and eating snacks during the assault, and can be heard yelling, “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”
Police would later find the victim wandering the neighborhood in an obvious state of trauma.…
Last Friday, police found 30-year-old David Gorski dead inside his car that was stopped on the center median of Milwaukee Avenue near Hollister Drive.
Gorski had been killed by a bullet that went through his right arm and into his chest.
Investigators learned that Gorski had been on a date with an unnamed woman earlier that evening, and that the couple had visited the AMC Hawthorn 12 theater half a mile away in Vernon Hills.
During their interview with the woman, she told police about 37-year-old Kenneth Seplak. She claimed Seplak was a prior acquaintance of hers who has been stalking her and had shown up uninvited to her home on a previous occasion.
Police found Seplak at his home on Saturday and checked his mobile phone’s GPS records. They discovered he was at the Vernon Hills theater at the same time as Gorski and his date, and near the location where Gorski had been shot.…
The boy was found Sunday morning, running down the street in a dirty diaper. He told authorities that his mother and her boyfriend forced him to live in a closet, beat him regularly, and fed him only protein shakes and cans of okra.
Prosecutors say the boy claimed to have been beaten with an extension cord, a pole, and a baseball bat. Even more disturbing is the boy’s claims that he was once forced to sit on the stove as his genitals were burned with a curling iron.
These allegations were later backed up by a court-appointed doctor who examined the boy and said that the he had the most injuries he had ever seen on one person. The boy and his 2-year-old sister are now in state custody.
Woods was arrested and charged with assault. She was denied bail by the judge who called her actions “depraved” and told Woods she was “a danger to society.” Police are still looking for her boyfriend.…
On August 31, 4-year-old Amarrah Reynolds was rushed to the hospital in an unresponsive state and would be pronounced dead later that same day.
When she was brought in, there were bruises and scars all over her body. There were also “injuries to the inside of her thigh appear consistent with severe pinch marks that punctured the flesh.”
According to charging documents filed by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office, these injuries were the result of “exceptionally brutal or heinous behavior indicative of wanton cruelty” doled out by her father, 29-year-old Darrell Reynolds.
When questioned by police, Reynolds stated he “just killed his daughter” and admitted to police that he routinely beat the girl with a belt for the last two years. During this last beating, Reynolds said he used a belt to strike the girl in the head body and legs so many times that he lost count.
Even worse is the fact that this years long torture was witnessed by the girl’s mother, 26-year-old Dalvon Taylor.…
According to reports, Shannon Vincel was battling breast cancer and had already undergone a double mastectomy.
On Monday night she was waiting for a hospital shuttle bus to take her and another patient to a nearby treatment center.
That’s when a man approached Vincel and proceeded to beat her with a blunt object. Vincel sustained “severe head trauma” and was taken to a hospital, where she died the next day.
“She was just sitting there waiting for the shuttle to pick her up and take her to treatment,” Vincel’s mother said. “Why would anyone just walk up and beat a girl from behind without warning and just beat her to death? Why?”
Vincel was not robbed, according to her family, and police have not found a suspect or a motive behind the killing. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about the beating.…
According to reports, Karen Lotz was upset with her husband Friday night because he had left the coffee maker on. Angry, Larry unplugged the coffee maker and retreated to his office and locked the door.
After Karen used a key to unlock the office door and enter, Larry admits he fired four shots from a .45-caliber handgun. Karen was hit three times, including once in the head, according to prosecutors.
Larry then called his son to tell him what he had done, then called 911. “I just shot my wife. I just shot my wife,” Larry tells the dispatcher. “Please, send an ambulance.”
Karen was rushed to the hospital in serious condition, but would die from her injuries. Larry Lotz was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held on a $3 million bail.
I absolutely do not condone what Larry did and I hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law.…
It happened inside a home Cegielski shares with other family members, including one family member that requires a live-in nurse.
On Tuesday morning, that nurse went down to the basement and discovered Cegielski sexually assaulting his 60-year-old brother-in-law, who is severely handicapped.
The nurse immediately contacted police after, I can only assume, a long fit of retching. Cegielski was arrested and charged with criminal sexual assault.
According to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office, he is being held on a $350,000 bond and will be back in court on Jan 11th.
“Sexual crimes are, by their very nature, some of the worst crimes, with perpetrators leaving their victims to suffer not only at the time of the assault but possibly for years to come,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. “It is alleged that this defendant, a trusted family member, committed this horrific act just to satisfy his own sick sexual desires.…
Last week, a woman picked up her 10-month-old daughter from the day care owned and operated by Attebury’s mother. When she got home and changed her daughter’s diaper, she discovered her infant was bleeding and took her to the hospital.
Doctors would find the baby girl was suffering from four anal tears and bruising. She was treated for her injuries and sent back home with her family. Police were notified of the possible sexual assault and immediately started their investigation at the day care.
Attebury and his mother both denied knowing how the baby was injured, but Attebury would eventually confess that he was responsible for the girl’s injuries in a videotaped interview. According to Attebury, he forcefully inserted a “Matchbox” type toy car into the girl’s anus. He never gave a reason for his actions.
Justin Attebury was subsequently arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.…
CHICAGO, IL — Police have charged 18-year-old Jazmine Jones with the death of her daughter after they say she fatally beat the girl because she wouldn’t eat her noodles. Let me warn you that the details of this incident are pretty rough.
On Saturday afternoon, Jones became frustrated with 2-year-old Elliana Claiborne because she wouldn’t eat her noodles. Jones yelled at the little girl before punching her in the stomach four to five times. Jones’ boyfriend would later tell police he believed the punches “would’ve knocked the wind out of him if he were the one being hit.”
Afterwards, Jones left the house to go buy some weed. When she returned, Elliana had thrown up, couldn’t use the bathroom, and had a swollen stomach. Her boyfriend’s mother told Jones she should take the girl to the hospital, but Jones decided to just give her daughter some laxatives and juice.
That night, Jones’ boyfriend put Elliana in the same bed as his minor sister. The girl was moaning about stomach pains and would vomit a greenish liquid.…
BEACH PARK, IL – Police have arrested 47-year-old Armando Trejo Jr. after he allegedly beat his wife and 14-year-old stepson to death with an aluminum baseball bat.
Early Sunday morning, police received a 911 call from Trejo’s wife of two years, Lailani Trejo, who told the dispatcher “she’s dying, she’s bleeding.” She stopped speaking, but could hear the pinging noise being made by her husband striking her with a baseball bat.
Five minutes after Lailani placed that phone call, police arrived at the couple’s home to find Trejo outside. He told the officers it was all a misunderstanding, and that a child in the home had accidentally made the call to 911.
Police didn’t buy it and checked inside the home where they found a bloody bat, blood-splattered walls, and the dead bodies of Lailani and her son, 14-year-old Patrick K. Cruz Uy. The victims had “extreme” marks to their bodies and “an extensive amount of blood” pooling around the boy, said Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Zeit.
Trejo would eventually admit to murdering them both after he and his wife got into an argument.…
Earlier this month, Salemi got into an argument with his sister about a water pipe she would not return to him. He then argued with his father for not letting him sell his sister’s television.
According to Assistant State’s Attorney Kate Lenhard, the teen then grabbed a 7-week-old kitten and “purposely crushed (the cat) to death in his hands.”
Afterwards, he called his mother and told her what he had done and “threatened to kill another one if his sister didn’t give back his bong.” He would later admit his actions to police and told them that killing the kitten “was more difficult than he thought it would be.”
Salemi was subsequently arrested and charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and criminal damage to a domesticated animal. If he manages to post $2,000 of his $20,000 bond, he has been prohibited from having any contact with domesticated animals or his sister.…
Back in 2013, Nichols called police to report he had accidentally ran over his wife, 55-year-old Diane Nichols, with his Honda sedan. Responding paramedics reported arriving at the scene to see Nichols stomping on the face of his wife of 12 years.
Diane Nichols was rushed to the hospital where she would be pronounced dead later that day, and Nichols would eventually be charged with two counts of first-degree murder. During his trial, jurors would learn that Nichols gave police multiple accounts of what happened that morning.
In one account he accidentally ran over her once; in another he ran over her twice. One time he said he didn’t know the car was in gear; the other he said his foot slipped off the gas pedal. But none of this explained Diane’s head injuries, which a forensic expert would describe as being consistent with a stomping, or the fact that paramedics witnessed him tap dancing on his wife’s head.…
ROCKFORD, IL – Roy Williams, Jr. has found himself facing some serious charges after the 56-year-old tried running down a group of children he believed were bullying his daughter.
Williams initially confronted the group of kids with a cane after his 13-year-old daughter got in a fight at a bus stop outside Nelson Elementary School.
Williams called police to report the fight, but before they could arrive, Williams decided to take matters into his own hands and drove his SUV towards the kids, jumping the curb in the process.
As you can see in the cellphone video that was taken by a bystander, Williams didn’t hit any of the kids but not because of a lack of trying. Williams stayed at the scene until police arrived and was arrested after they viewed the cellphone footage.
“He should have not taken matters into his own hand and we would have investigated that initial incident and tried to resolve it without there being any further violence,” says Assistant Deputy Chief Doug Pann.
Williams is now facing aggravated assault with a vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon charges.…
JOLIET, IL – Police in Illinois have charged 24-year-old Nicholas Garcia with aggravated cruelty to animals after he allegedly killed a neighbor’s dog by blowing its face off with a firework.
The incident happened on July 7 when Garcia and another man were lighting off fireworks in an alley. Their activity attracted the attention of a neighbor’s pit bull.
According to reports, Garcia intentionally and repeatedly threw the fireworks near the dog in an attempt to get the dog to pick one up, which it eventually did.
The dog’s owner saw this happen, but before he was able to a thing about it, the firework exploded in the poor dog’s mouth. The dog’s owner claims Garcia was fairly amused by his handiwork and fled the scene afterwards.
Here’s a picture of the aftermath and be warned, it is tough to look at. Although the dog was not immediately killed by the explosion, it did have to be euthanized.
Garcia was extremely remorseful and took to Facebook to post his heartfelt apologies to the dog’s owner.…
Grodin got busted after he sent a message to a friend via Facebook, explaining that he was in love with the daughter of his ex-girlfriend, going as far as tell his friend about the size of the girl’s breasts and buttocks. The friend immediately contacted police.
When investigators interviewed the girl, she told them that while Grodin lived with her and her mother between April and June, he would use zip-ties to restrain her arms , gag her, then rape her while filming it.
“It is not believed the mother of the victim knew of these criminal acts. The mother is distraught and is working with law enforcement,” Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson said, adding that both the mother and the victim are now in counseling.
On Thursday, Grodin was apprehended in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A search of his phone revealed numerous video clips and photos showing the girl engaged in sexual activities with Grodin.…
NAPERVILLE, IL – An unidentified man has apparently killed himself Thursday afternoon by jumping under a moving carnival ride at Ribfest in Naperville.
The death happened at around 3 p.m. at a ride called Pharaoh’s Fury. I’m sure you’ve seen or rode on one these style of rides; a boat-shaped ride that swings back and forth on a pendulum.
According to witnesses, the man intentionally dove under the ride as it was moving, and was struck three times before the operator was able to stop the ride. People who were on the ride at the time reported hearing a thumping sound.
Medical personnel arrived to find the man, described as being in his early 20s, unresponsive and not breathing. An autopsy would show the man died of massive traumatic injuries.
Naperville Deputy Chief Brian Cunningham said the ride was functioning properly at the time and that the act did not appear to be accidental.
But the show must go on. Don Emery, Ribfest marketing chairman, said nearly all of the carnival rides continued to operate and the area was “essentially open.”
I read through a lot of comments regarding this incident.…
According to reports, Redmon and the owner of the dog used to date and have a child together. Although they broke up six months ago, the couple still live together in the same home.
On Thursday, the two got into an argument before the ex left for work, leaving his 3-month-old pit bull at the house. While at work the man noticed he had missed three calls from Redmon.
When he called back, she answered and said “Go get yo’ puppy out the oven, (expletive),” before hanging up.
Urbana police investigator Dave Smysor said the man went home to find his oven set at 300 degrees with a chair pushed up against the door. Inside the oven the man found that his puppy had been cooked to death.
Redmon was located, arrested and charged with two felonies; animal torture and aggravated cruelty to animals.…
The incident happened at around 10:20 p.m. Friday while Chevelle were on stage. Kirchhoff, 24, and two of his friends were on the Aragon’s second-floor balcony when they went through a door that took them to a catwalk.
After watching the show for a bit from their new vantage point, Kirchoff’s friends noticed he was no longer with them. They went looking for him and found that he’d fallen about 6 to 8 feet and was impaled through the chest by two metal rods protruding from the floor.
Chevelle cut their performance short as first-responders arrived and attended to Kirchhoff., but he would be pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Weiss Memorial Hospital.
The band would later post on their Facebook page, apologizing to their fans for cutting the show short and wishing Kirchoff a quick recovery.
“To our fans at the Chicago show: We are very sorry we had to end the show early.…