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BLOOMINGTON, IL – A 33-year-old man strangled his two infant sons to death before setting his house on fire and hanging himself.

According to reports, Pamela Ringenberg woke up to the sound of her home’s smoke detectors going off early Tuesday morning.

She began frantically looking for her two sons, a 2-year-old and a newborn, but was unable to find them or her husband, 33-year-old Eric Ringenberg.

Frantically searching for a phone and her family, heavy smoke eventually forced her to run to a neighbor’s home to call 911. Police and firefighters arrived on the scene and were able to quickly put out the fire.

Pamela was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation while investigators searched the house for the rest of her family. They would find Eric and the couple’s two sons dead in the basement.

Both boys had been strangled to death and Eric had apparently hanged himself.

Surveillance footage from inside the home showed Eric hiding Pamela’s cell phone and going down to the basement before the fire broke out.…

ROSEMONT, IL – – a 19 year old teenager was found dead inside a hotel’s industrial freezer after a night out with friends.

On September 8th, Kenneka Jenkins told her mother, Tereasa Martin, that she was going to the movies and bowling with two of her friends.

However, after borrowing her mom’s car, Kenneka went with Monifah Shelton and Irene Roberts to the Crowne Point Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, for a party on the 9th floor.

At the ass crack of dawn the next morning, Martin received a call from Roberts and Shelton stating that they were at the hotel and could not find Jenkins. They told Martin that they had the teen’s phone, keys, and Martin’s car in their possession and that they were on their way to her house.

Once Martin got her wheels back, she spun them back to the hotel where her daughter was last seen to search for her.

After a ten hour search that included going through hotel surveillance footage, Martin asked authorities to go back over the surveillance footage to see if there was something she missed.…

CHICAGO, IL – Police have arrested a woman who they say filmed the rape of her friend then posted the video on the victim’s Snapchat

The incident happened on Aug. 24 after 36-year-old Beth Rae Harris and the victim got into an argument over a man at a party.

The two apparently made amends and would go to a club and a hotel party together before ending up at Harris’ apartment.

After drinking heavily, the victim passed out and woke up the next morning completely naked and feeling sore. As she was leaving the apartment, Harris informed the victim that a man had sex with her while she was passed out.

When the woman got home, she found that Harris had used her phone to record and post multiple videos to her Snapchat that showed her being raped.

Even worse, Harris could be heard encouraging the sexual assault while calling the victim derogatory names.

Harris, who has three children, was arrested and charged with non-consensual dissemination of sexual images. Harris is currently in the Cook County Jail on $150,000 bail.…

WOODSTOCK, IL – A convicted child sexual offender has been arrested after police say he tried carrying a 4-year-old boy into the woods at Olson Play Park.

Woodstock police were called to the park after 39-year-old Kevin Sorensen picked the boy of the bike he was riding and tried running into the woods with him.

“He picked the kid up and was pulling him this way, pulling his pants down,” said a witness to the event.

Luckily, the kid had some good friends riding bikes with him that day, as they quickly noticed what was happening and began chasing after him while screaming for help.

According to a post made on social media, a group of painters were driving by and saw the commotion. They stopped and managed to tackle Sorensen and reportedly gave him a bit of a beating before police arrived.

When asked why he tried abducting the boy, Sorensen allegedly said Satan made him do it.

Sorensen was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint.…

LINCOLNWOOD, IL – Police have charged 16-year-old Eliza Wasni with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of her Uber driver, 34-year-old Grant Nelson.

After eating Memorial Day dinner with his family, Nelson decided to go make some extra cash as an Uber driver.

In the early morning hours he picked up Wasni from a Walmart where, unbeknownst to Grant, she had just stolen two knives from inside the store.

When Grant arrived at a suburban apartment building, Wasni allegedly stabbed him multiple times. Grant managed to get out of his car and scream for help as Wasni drove off in his vehicle.

Police found Grant in the lobby of the apartment complex where he told them his last rider, Wasni, had stabbed him. He was transported to the hospital where he would die from his injuries.

Wasni hadn’t gotten too far after taking off in Grant’s car, having crashed into a median and then leaving the scene on foot. Police would locate her behind a building nearby, still in possession of the knives police believe she used to stab Grant to death.…

CHICAGO, IL – A woman has been charged with murder after she allegedly used her SUV to repeatedly ram another woman into a tree before running over her multiple times.

Chynna Stapleton, 24, was charged with first-degree murder following the death of 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis on Friday night. The two women knew each other and had apparently been having a Facebook argument over a man.

“The victim and her boyfriend was visiting and I guess the other girl, out of jealousy and envy, followed them over here and it escalated over Facebook from my understanding,” said a friend of the victim.

According to witnesses, Stapleton drove her SUV onto the sidewalk and rammed Lewis, who was on foot, into a tree. She then rammed her into the tree a couple more times before running over her body.

“She backed up and hit her again, and then she did it again, and then she just took off, she drove off,” said a witness. “It was very heartbreaking to see that, and then just to see her laying on the ground helpless.”

After hitting Lewis, Stapleton struck several vehicles as she drove away while a young child was in the backseat of her vehicle.…

CHICAGO, IL – Police have four people in custody after a woman live-streamed a duct-taped man being tortured.

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.…

LIBERTYVILLE, IL – Police have charged a man with fatally shooting the date of a woman he was allegedly stalking.

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.…

caroline-woodsCHICAGO, IL – Police have arrested 24-year-old Caroline Woods after they say she and her boyfriend tortured her 7-year-old-son for two years.

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.…

darrell-a-reynoldsDECATUR, IL – Man arraigned on on first-degree murder charges after beating his 4-year-old daughter to death with a belt.

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.…

Shannon VincelZION, IL – A 46-year-old cancer patient was beaten to death in front of an Shannon Vincel after flying to Illinois from St. Louis to receive radiation treatments.

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.…

larry lotzBARRINGTON, IL – Police have arrested 65-year-old Larry Lotz after they say he shot his wife to death after an argument over a coffee maker.

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.…

John CegielskiBENSENVILLE, IL – Police have arrested 76-year-old John Cegielski after a nurse busted him sexually assaulting his mentally handicapped brother-in-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.…

Justin AtteburySALEM, IL – Justin Attebury will be tried as an adult after the 16-year-old admitted he sexually assaulted a 10-month-old girl with a toy car at his mother’s in-home day care.

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.…

Jazmine JonesCHICAGO, 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.…

Armando Trejo Jr.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.…

Axel SalemiCHICAGO, IL – Police say 18-year-old Axel Salemi crushed a kitten’s skull with his bare hands after becoming angry with his sister for not returning his bong.

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.…

Jerry NicholsCREST HILL, IL — Jerry Nichols, the 62-year-old man who ran over his wife the stomped on her face until she died, has been convicted of murder.

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.…


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