GAGETOWN, Mich.— A 17-year-old has been charged with murder after police say he intentionally struck another teen with his vehicle and dragged him for almost a block following an early morning fight.
Cody Kalis, 17, is facing an open charge of murder after he allegedly hit 16-year-old Zachary Harp with his vehicle intentionally then fled the scene following a fight at a house party early Sunday morning. He’s also been charged with manslaughter with a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death.
“Witnesses say he intentionally ran over Harp with his car and dragged his body almost a block,” said Tuscola County Sheriff Lee Teschendorf. “When another person ran to the victim’s aid, the car came around again and struck them, causing minor injuries to the other person.”
Flight Care Helicopter transported Harp to the hospital, but he would die from his injuries later that afternoon.
His family says Harp was just trying to do the right thing when he was killed. Zach’s principal at Owendale-Gagetown High School said Zach had a reputation for standing up for his classmates. …
Galveston, Texas - I told you this would happen. There, I’ve said it, we can move on. Travis James “TJ” Mullis, 24, was sentenced to death today for the murder of his three-month-old son, Alijah James Mullis.
On January 29, 2008, Alijah’s tiny body was found lying face up on a berm just above Galveston Beach. His head had been stomped, his skull crushed. Alijah’s body was found by a man who was birdwatching in the area. He thought he saw a doll, and moved in to see Alijah, dead, eyes open, wearing one sock. Although Alijah had been dead only a few hours, ants were already crawling on his skin. The man was ill, police were called, and within a few hours a call came in from a hospital – police needed to call Caren Kohberger. Her boyfriend had left with their baby, and hadn’t come back. Alijah was never coming back.
Caren and Travis lived in a trailer with another couple and their children – one of whom, an eight-year-old girl, had been the recipient of Travis’s desire to play with children – not in a nice way. …
LANSDOWNE, Pa. - Police have arrested 28-year-old John Joe Thomas in connection to the January beating death of 70-year-old Murray Seidman.
Thomas, a longtime friend of Siedman’s, was the one who reported finding Seidman’s bloody body in his apartment. Police reportedly found him crying in a hallway stating he could not go back inside the elderly man’s apartment because there was too much blood. And there was a lot of blood. Police would find Seidman laying face-down in his living room dead from having his head bashed in. He had been dead for five to ten days.
On Friday, Thomas was arrested and charged with Seidman’s murder. Thomas, who was the sole beneficiary of Seidman’s will and Seidman’s constant companion, was brought in for questioning after he allegedly told an unidentified person that he had used a sock filled with batteries and rocks to beat Seidman to death.
Thomas admitted to committing the crime, stating that Siedman had made sexual advances towards him over a period of time and that after going home to pray about it, Thomas was received instructions on what he must do via Leviticus 20:13, the Bible verse loved by bigots and Christian hate groups everywhere.…
Bethesda, MD – I hadn’t even heard of this story until today. It started on March 12 when the manager of a Lululemon Athletica arrived to open the store. Inside he found one of his employees, 30-year-old Jayna Murray, beaten and stabbed to death. Her co-worker, 27-year-old Brittany Norwood, was bound and injured, but still alive.
Norwood told police that she and Murray had returned to the store after closing to retrieve a wallet Norwood had left behind. They were followed inside by two men in masks wearing gloves who raped and beat them before leaving them for dead. Police are now saying that is all a load of crap and late yesterday, police arrested Norwood and charged her with murdering Murray.
Norwood’s story was shaky to begin with, but was initially chalked up to just being a stressed out victim of a violent crime. But the more police investigated, and the more the forensic results came back, the more the evidence pointed away from two unknown assailants and right back at Norwood.…
BLAINE, Minn. — Here’s a couple of stories for your Saturday that I was working on yesterday bit didn’t get the chance. Starting with the group of people at a party that suffered a mass overdose of a designer drug that led to one teen dying.
Police say that up to eleven people, ages 16 to 21, were at a house party Wednesday taking the designer drug known as “2 C-E” that can be purchased legally via the Internet and it’s a reported hallucinogenic. Some of the people in attendance snorted it, while others mixed it in drinks but police feel none of them were aware of what constituted a safe dosage.
It didn’t take long until 911 calls were being made from people at the party because of obvious medical issues some were suffering after taking the drug. By time emergency responders arrived at the home, some had already fled the scene and were suffering from overdose effects elsewhere. Eventually police were able to contact all involved and get them to the hospital, two of them in critical condition.…
BELLE ROSE, La. – Police have arrested a 12-year-old boy, a man and his ex-wife in connection with the beating and strangulation of an 84-year-old woman whose body was found in a canal on Monday.
Anna Mae Hidalgo was reported missing by family members on Sunday when they were unable to get in touch with her. Police would search her home and find signs of a struggle. Nearby, her car was located abandoned with blood inside. On Monday, a helicopter spotted Hidalgo’s body floating iin a canal.
Autopsy reports showed she suffered from blunt force trauma to the head, but died from strangulation.
During the investigation, 23-year-old Raven Blanchard came forward and admitted her involvement and implicated her ex-husband, 30-year-old Dean Hue, as well as a 12-year-old boy. The boy and Hue also admitted to their involved in Hidalgo’s murder.
All three have been charged with first-degree murder. Blanchard and the boy face an additional charge of felony theft. Hue is the adopted son of Hidalgo’s niece and has a long history of drug related arrests.…
ALGONA, Iowa — You all may not remember Michael Swanson. We reported on the 17-year-old last November after he went on a crime spree that left two female convenience store clerks dead. He’s back in the news today because like his last court appearance, Swanson finds all of this quite humorous.
Swanson was again seen laughing and smirking as he walked into the Kossuth County Courthouse yesterday. The teen was in court as the prosecution and the defense argued on whether or not Swanson should be tried one time for both murders, or tried separately for each.
Swanson’s attorney plans to use an insanity defense in both cases, which may also explain the idiot’s antics in court.
“It is absolutely better for us to try this once instead of twice. It is an all or nothing defense and to do that once is better than having to do it twice,” said Charles Kenville.
But prosecutor Todd Holmes told Kenville and Swanson to go suck on a big bag of dicks.…
MUNFORD, TN -- As he was being led out of jail, the teenager accused of beating an elderly couple to death with a baseball bat told reporters that he was sorry for what he had done.
Jacob Brown, 16, has been charged with two counts of premeditated first degree murder, two counts of felony first degree murder, and aggravated burglary after police say he brutally murdered 80-year old James Walker and his wife, 75-year old Bertha Walker.
According to TBI agent Mark Reynolds, Brown said that before he murdered the couple, he had been in the Walkers’ house using the bathroom. He apparently left, and later came back with a baseball bat hidden under his coat. Reynolds said Brown never gave a reason for the attack, other than to say he was angry.
But a neighbor of the Walkers’, Scott Locke, testified that he and Brown had conversations about their nosy neighbors. Locke said Brown suggested killing them, but he thought it was a joke. That is until Brown sent a text message that reportedly said, “You wanted your nosy neighbors dead, right?” Then, later that afternoon, Locke said Brown told him, “It’s done.”
Locke would later tell prosecutors the dead couple weren’t even the neighbors he was joking about with Brown.…
CRANSTON, RI – Back in 1975, Michael Woodmansee, then 16, kidnapped and murdered 5-year-old Jason Foreman. Eight years later he would be sentenced to 40 years in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping. Now it is being reported that Woodmansee is set to be released 12 years earlier than expected.
Because of a longstanding law, Woodmansee has earned up to 12 days off his sentence for every month he behaved and held a job during his last 28 years in prison. This prompted outrage from the Foreman’s family, leading to his father, John Foreman, going on air and promising he would kill Woodmansee if he is released.
Speaking to WPRO’s John DePetro John Foreman said, “I do intend, if this man is released anywhere in my vicinity, or if I can find him after the fact, I do intend to kill this man.”
Can’t say I blame him. The kid was abducted by Woodmansee, who lived down the street, on his mother’s 25th birthday. Foreman admitted he had long fantasized about killing someone, and 5-year-old Jason just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.…
NEVADA — A high school senior has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of one of his missing classmates was found buried in a shallow grave.
Micaela Costanzo, 16, was reported missing on Friday after failing to return home from track practice the day before. On Saturday morning, a searcher found a freshly dug grave on a rural road near Utah that ended up containing a body that was positively identified as Costanzo’s.
Hours later, the victim’s former boyfriend, Kody Cree Patten, 18, was arrested on suspicion of murder after a cooperative investigation between the West Wendover Police Department, the Elko County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. The vice principal of the high school, Craig Kyllonen, indicated the Patten and Costanzo were friends and used to date.
Patten was in school on Friday and reportedly attended a vigil for Micaela over the weekend. His Facebook is sparse, his last wall post from January stating” “i cant freakin believe this shit! i try my freakin hardest and you blow it out the fuckin window like it dont mean shit!”
UPPER MERION, Pa. – A man with a history of mental illness has been charged with the stabbing deaths of his mother, father and twin brother on Saturday.
Police were responding to a domestic disturbance call at the home of 70-year-old Joseph McAndrew, 64-year-old Susan McAndrew. The couple lived there with their two sons Joseph and James McAndrew, both 23.
When they arrived, they found Joseph outside in the driveway covered in blood. Inside the home, reportedly in the kitchen, they found the dead bodies of his family. All three had been stabbed to death. Police described the bloody scene as ‘violent’ and ‘gruesome’ adding that it was apparent the three had fought for their lives.
Joseph, who has a history of mental illness, was taken into custody and charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Detectives removed several knives from the home, including a samurai sword.
A friend of James told reporters that he had just recently mentioned dealing with his twin brother’s mental instability. “[He said], ‘I have to go back home and deal with his paranoia.’ I said, ‘what do you mean?’ He said, ‘my brother thinks everybody is after him,'” the friend recounted.…
JACKSON, Miss – Preliminary autopsy results show 3-year-old Tristan Robinson was alive when he was placed in a hot oven by his mother and died from “thermal injuries.”
For those of you who have not heard, 24-year-old Terrie A. Robinson was charged with murder after police discovered her son cooking inside an oven while responding to an emergency call at Robinson’s apartment.
No matter how he got in there, or why, I was really, really hoping that it would be shown the little boy was dead already. Looks like Cthulhu was in his usual asshole mood. I just cannot imagine what that little boy went through in his final moments and it makes my head hurt trying to.
A pathologist is still trying to determine if the toddler was conscious when he was put inside the oven. If there is any hope, maybe the head injuries the boy had were severe enough that he didn’t feel anything at all. I wonder if it is ok with Sherrie if we start judging her twin sister now.…
ORLANDO, Fla. — A mother and her boyfriend have been charged with murder after police say they beat her 3-year-old son for an hour after becoming upset at the boy for wetting himself.
Because of the bruising, doctors initially though 3-year-old Noah Fake had died from meningitis. But a medical examiner has determined the boy died from blunt-force trauma to the head.
When brought in for questioning, detectives say his mother, 26-year-old Robin Greinke, confessed. She told them that she and her boyfriend of a year and a half, 33-year-old Steven Neil, had been drinking before they attacked the boy for an hour after he had wet himself.
“They explained how they tossed the little boy around,” said homicide detective Chris Dillion. “They were upset with him and they tossed him and spanked him and punched him.”
After they finished beating the snot out of the kid, they ate pizza and watched a movie while the little boy fought for his life all alone. Detectives said Neil convinced Greinke to wait until the next day, when Noah wasn’t breathing, before finally calling 911.…
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yesterday afternoon, a man reported to be the pastor of NorthPointe Baptist Church was found dead inside the church and his female assistant was severely beaten.
A relative of one of the victims asked someone to stop by the church after repeated phone calls to one of the victims went unanswered. That person called police when they looked through a window and saw someone on the ground.
Police arrived a short time later and discovered the dead body of 28-year-old Clint Dobson, the church’s pastor, and his severely injured assistant, 67-year-old Judy Elliott. She was rushed to the hospital where she is in critical condition.
Investigators reported that Elliot’s vehicle is missing. It’s a four-door, cream-colored 2007 Mitsubishi Galant, said Tiara Richard, a police spokeswoman. The Texas license plate number is DFR-352. If you see it, police ask you to alert authorities and do not approach anyone who may be inside the vehicle.
Jack Davis, a NorthPointe member for 20 years, said Dobson “was a wonderful person.…
FLUSHING, NY – Police have charged a woman with the stabbing death of her son, who was suffering from cerebral palsy, before trying to kill herself.
Rene Vera, 38, was found dead with stab wounds in the family’s apartment after his mother, 57-year-old Migdalia Vera, called 911 saying her son had been hurt. She told police that her son had been depressed and had asked her to help him put a knife in his chest.
But the DA says this was no mercy killing. He says that after an argument, Vera picked up a knife from the kitchen, stabbed her son twice in the chest and then held a pillow over his face for at least two minutes.
Afterwards, Ms. Vera tried to kill herself by cutting her wrists and stabbing herself. She did not succeed and was in stable condition on Thursday night at New York Hospital Queens. She has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.
Personally, I have no problem buying someone with cerebral palsy would welcome death.…
Florida – If you packed two kids in some luggage before tossing them into a Florida canal, police sure would like to talk to you.
Police are out searching a Florida canal after a a homeowner alerted police to a duffel bag floating about midway across the canal that separates Delray Beach from Boca Raton. Inside the bag was the body of an African-American girl between 6 and 10. As investigators searched the bank for evidence, they found a suitcase containing the body of an African-American boy believed to be 10 to 12.
Police believe the deaths are related (man, I sure hope so), and are asking the public to get involved. No word on cause of death or how long they kids were in the water, but Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said the bodies were intact, showing no obvious signs of trauma aside from being affected by the immersion.
“If anyone has not seen their grandchild, their niece, their nephew, please give us a call,” Guerriero added.…
Denver, Colorado – Police in Denver have arrested a 12-year-old boy after his parents were found dead in their home, and two of his younger siblings were found critically injured.
On Tuesday night, the 12-year-old called 911 reporting shots had been fired and that three people in the home had been shot. When police arrived at the home, they found the dead bodies of Charles Long, 50, and his wife, Marilyn Long, 51. They also found a 5-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy suffering from life-threatening injuries. The 12-year-old was uninjured and taken in for questioning.
The two younger children were taken to Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, where they remained were listed in critical condition yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday they were not calling the young boy a suspect, although he was being questioned and the police told the public they did not suspect a person at large. Today they announced they have arrested the 12-year-old.
“The case has been referred to the district attorney for the filing of formal charges against the 12-year-old,” said Steve Johnson, the assistant director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation “There are no other suspects at this time.…
JACKSON, Miss – I was gonna call it a night, but I got an email that directed me to a story that demonstrates why I label this site as a horror site. Authorities in Mississippi have arrested a woman today after they found her dead 3-year-old son cooking in an oven.
Greenville Police Chief Freddie Cannon said Terrie A. Robinson, 24, was charged with murder and will be arraigned Thursday. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said the body of the burned boy was still warm when they pulled him out and that he had some trauma to his head.
They will now try to determine if he was dead before he was put inside the electric oven, and I am praying to Cthulhu that he was.
Officers found the body sometime after midnight while responding to an emergency call at Robinson’s apartment, but the chief didn’t want to release any further details because of an ongoing investigation.
A little girl was also found in the home and was placed in the care of the Mississippi Department of Human Services.…