For those of you who may not remember this story when we first reported on it last year, Marina Lonina was facing 40 years in prison after
Lonina and her 17-year-old friend met 29-year-old Raymond Gates at a Columbus mall last February. The next day, the two met Gates at an apartment where he supplied them with vodka.
Once the victim was heavily intoxicated, Gates sexually assaulted her. Despite telling Gates to stop, Lonina did not intervene and was allegedly “giggling and laughing” as she used her cellphone to live-stream her friend’s sexual assault to Periscope.
Police got involved when they were given a copy of the video on March 2, 2016 and, in October, Gates was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of rape.
Lonina was charged with rape, sexual battery, kidnapping and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a juvenile.…
The two hour live-stream happened Sunday night inside the bathroom as Venant made a noose from a scarf. She then attached the scarf to the shower door frame and hanged herself.
One of Venant’s friends saw the live-stream and contacted police, but police first showed up at the friend’s house. They were then provided the wrong address before finally finding the correct residence.
Once inside the home, they found Venant hanging in the bathroom as her foster parents slept. Despite efforts to save her, Venant would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
Administrators with the Florida Department of Children and Families aren’t saying much about the circumstances surrounding Venant’s suicide, only stating that police were investigating the death of a child in the care of a foster family.
“We are absolutely horrified and devastated by the news of this young girl’s death,” said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. “We will do everything we can to support this family and all those who cared for her as they begin to heal from this tragedy.…
SILVER CREEK, GA – Videos taken by Katelyn Davis, the 12-year-old girl who live-streamed her suicide, are currently being published online and offer a real glimpse into her home life.
All I can say about it is that if I had to live in a household like that at 12, I don’t know if I would have hanged myself, but I surely would have murdered someone.
I have included two videos of Katelyn having an argument with her mother, which you can watch below, and it is like the breakfast scene in Rob Zombie’s Halloween.
During this argument you hear everything Katelyn had complained about in some of her other online videos, and she was not exaggerating.
She and her mother argue about Katelyn constantly having to watch her unruly siblings, about her mother’s drug use and bringing men over, Katelyn’s cutting and even Katelyn expressing her anger over her mother not immediately kicking out her man after an incident in a pool. It’s a goddamn train wreck.
Look, I’m sure no one would like to have a recording of an argument of themselves and their kid put out there, especially if you didn’t know you were being recorded and the person listening didn’t have context.…
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.…
Initial news reports stated Katelyn’s body was discovered with self-inflicted wounds outside her home at around 6 p.m. on Dec 30, 2016. Despite attempts to save her life, she was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Turns out, Katelyn used the Live.me application to live-stream her suicide, and the 42-minute video details her hanging herself from a tree. I am including the video below, but be warned, it’s a child committing suicide.
For those of you who don’t want to watch it, the first half of the video is Katelyn positioning the camera, measuring the rope she attaches to a tree and makes adjustments. During this section, the sun is shining and the ambient neighborhood noises of passing cars, birds and barking dogs can be heard in the background.
She then climbs on top of a bucket and fastens the noose around her neck.…