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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
NEW YORK, NY – Two women got into a public argument on Facebook over money borrowed to buy diapers that ended with one woman dead and the other in jail charged with stabbing her to death.
Authorities say 22-year-old Kamisha Richards got into a Facebook argument with her brother’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Kayla Henriques. The argument started over Richards lending Henriques $20 for diapers that she spent on something else. The back-and-forth exchange continued to get more and more personal with Richards making this post on Henriques Wall:
“I don’t give a f–k. U know ya sister so its not just ova $20 its the principle so don’t make it seem like I’m goin n 4 $20 she kno wat she did and she real f–ked up … this aint the 1st time she did dum sh-t…F–K THESE NOSY PPL!!!!”
Henriques then replied on Sunday night with this ominous message:
“Dnt try to expose me mama but I’m not tha type to thug it ova facebook see u wen u get frm wrk”
“Trust, Ima have the last laugh,” Richards responded.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, Arizona – Back in 2009, we reported on 50-year-old Faleh Hassan Almaleki, the Iraqi immigrant who was charged with running over his daughter because she had become too “Westernized.”
Yesterday, a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.
Defense attorneys tried to argue that Almaleki was simply trying to spit on his daughter, 20-year-old Noor Almaleki, when he accidentally swerved into her and her boyfriend’s mother in the Arizona Department of Economic Security parking lot.
Noor would remain in a coma for two weeks before dying from her injuries.
After striking his daughter, Almaleki abandoned his vehicle in Mexico, then flew to Britain. You know, all the things a father does when he accidentally hits his daughter with a Jeep. Luckily he was denied entry into the country and was sent back to the United States.
Authorities say the Almaleki was enraged at that Noor had refused an arranged marriage, went to college, and had a boyfriend he did not approve.…Continue Reading
Palatine, IL — Police say a 49-year-old man shot and killed his daughter’s 21-year-old boyfriend before turning the gun on himself after a fight over the family dog.
On Sunday night, Christine Kuemper showed up at the home she once shared with her estranged husband, Edward, in an attempt to retrieve the family dog. Edward denied the request. A short time later, the couple’s teenage daughter arrived with her boyfriend, Bradley Morrison, in the hopes of convincing the man to relinquish the animal. Edward continued to refuse and the quarrel intensified.
The argument took a deadly turn when Edward took his .40-caliber handgun and shot the young man twice in the head. Moments later, he turned the gun on himself. Police found Bradley’s body on the front porch and Edward’s on the front lawn. Both were reported dead at the scene.
“They were a good family, we went to the same church,” said neighbor Bob Waldmann. “There was never any sense of aggression. [Kuemper] never said anything remotely considered negative about anyone.” Other neighbors claim that the tension between Edward and Bradley was apparent.…Continue Reading
Atlanta, GA – Police are looking for 26-year-old Ivan Gonzalez after four pounds of meth went up in flames in a house fire that would claim the lives of three children living there.
On Thursday, emergency crews responded to the fire to find Gonzalez trying to douse the flames with a garden hose. Neighbors, including Joshua Kaste and Conor Walsh, both 18, used a ladder to pull Isaac Guevara, 4, Ivan Guevara, 3, and, 18-month-old Stacy Brito through an upstairs window.
Sadly, all three children would die from their injuries. One died on Thursday and the other two died on Friday morning.
Gonzalez, who was suffering from burns to his arms, told police at the scene that he was the children’s father and was going to follow the ambulance so that he could be with his children. Turns out he wasn’t their father and he never showed up at the hospital.
This probably has to do with the meth lab investigators found in the home, including 4,555 grams of liquid methamphetamine, about one pound of “finished” meth and $192,155 within the walls of the home.…Continue Reading
Ontario, CA – Days before being evicted from the shed they lived in, cops say a mother used a hammer to kill her 10-year-old son then killed herself by slitting her own throat.
The woman’s landlord said he heard screams coming from the 8-foot-by-12-foot shed he rented to the woman the night before, but did not call police. When he checked on the woman and her son the next day, he found their dead bodies and called police.
Police believe Libia Lopez, 41, first killed her son, Eddie Lopez, 10, by beating him to death with a hammer before trying to overdose on anti-depressant pills. She then took a quicker route by using a knife to slit her throat.
Neighbors say Lopez had just recently lost her job and was about to be evicted for not paying rent. But Sgt. David McBride said that after subsequent interviews, the upcoming eviction may not have been the motive behind the murder-suicide.
I’m not saying that other people’s misfortune should negate any gripes anyone else has about their own life, but damn if reading this kinda shit doesn’t help ground me a bit.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Our resident forum Overlord posted a story back in November of last year regarding a teenager who was accused of beating his mother to death with a claw hammer. He tried to hide the body behind the house, but was busted a few days later when family members became suspicious.
It is now being reported that the motive behind the attack was because 16-year-old Kendall Anderson had his Playstation 3 taken away from him after an hours long argument with his mother, 37-year-old Rashida Anderson.
Kendall admitted to pacing for a few hours before finally coming to the conclusion that he must murder his mother because he “was tired of all the arguing.” He waited until she had fell asleep before hitting her over 20 times with a claw hammer. But she wasn’t dead.
Kendall tried to finish his mother off by cremating her in the oven. When that did not turn out like he planned, he smashed her head in with a chair leg, then dragged her body out into the alley behind their house and covered it with debris.…Continue Reading
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio — The body of a missing Ohio mother was found in her mother’s basement today and police are calling her mother’s boyfriend a person of interest.
Tiffany Brown, 26, went missing six days ago while out running errands. I saw a bit of this story on Nancy Grace (shut up) the other day and it seems that after she dropped her two kids off with a neighbor, she vanished.
Her Honda Civic was found parked at an apartment complex with the keys inside, on Monday and it was revealed that on Saturday her cell phone was turned on and a call or text sent to Chicago. An “illiterate” text I remember one of her friends or family saying on the show.
But now Tiffany has been found. While police were interviewing Brown’s mother, Deb Neely, Wednesday night they found some bloody clothing in an upstairs area of her home. After searching further they found Brown’s dead body hidden in the basement where 37-year-old Samuel K. Littleton lived. He is Neely’s live-in boyfriend.…Continue Reading
Reports are 53-year-old Wade Ridley drove to the home of his ex-girlfriend, 62-year-old Anne Simenson, and stabbed her multiple times with a machete and a butcher knife. He then stole her car as well as some jewelry and electronics.
After he was pulled over driving Simenson’s car and arrested outside the Hard Rock Hotel, he admitted to the murder, robbing a Safeway pharmacy of some oxycodone shortly afterwards and that weeks earlier, he had tried to murder another ex-girlfriend.
In that incident, Ridley told police he was so angry with a woman he met on Match.com for breaking up with him, he broke into her garage and waited for her to come home with the sole purpose of killing her. He told police he wanted to make her pay “for how she mistreated him.”
When 49 year-old Mary Kay Beckman arrived home, Ridley admitted to knocking her to the ground and stabbing her multiple times until the blade of the knife broke inside her. …Continue Reading
Police arrived after the person called 911 anonymously to report their find and found the body of 25-year-old Maria Avelina Palaguachi-Cela inside the dumpster. Tragically, after doing a little more digging inside the trash bin, they also found the body of her 2-year-old son, Brian Palaguachi.
“It’s a terrible crime scene, especially when you think about what happened to a small child and his mom,” said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz today. “I mean, who would do that to a 2-year-old child?’’
No report on cause of death at this point, the only official word being that they were fully intact. But Cruz did give out a little info, stating he did not believe the crime was random and that he was concerned about a suspect fleeing. Some rumors floating around are that her body was stuffed in a duffel bag and that her boyfriend has been questioned.…Continue Reading
Hickory, NC — Police have charged a 19-year-old with murder after a man was killed in what some investigators are calling one of the most bloodiest crime scenes they’ve seen in years.
Early this morning, Michael Anderson, 19, called 911 to report he had shot his roommate, 36-year-old Stephen Starr. When police arrived at the home, they found Starr’s dead body laying on a bed in the front bedroom.
He’d been fatally shot with both a handgun and a shotgun then had his body hacked up with an axe. Not quite satisfied with their handiwork, the killer used a knife to carve words into his body. A pen was used to write even more.
Anderson was taken into custody at the scene and charged with murder this afternoon. He told WBTV’s Steve Ohnsesorge that he was “sorry” to Starr’s family.
Investigators are also trying to determine exactly what the relationship between Starr and Anderson was besides them being roommates. Anderson told police that the two were just friends, but a neighbor said Starr introduced the teen as his son — which he is not.…Continue Reading
BROOKLYN, NY – Police finally caught 23-year-old Maksim Gelman, the Brooklyn man who went on a killing spree that started Friday morning.
Police say that Gelman arguing with his stepfather, 54-year-old Aleksandr Kuznetsov, over the use of his car, Gelman stabbed the man to death. Gelman then took his stepfather’s car and struck a 41-year-old crossing guard as he fled the scene. The man he struck survived, suffering a broken leg.
Gelman would remain hidden until later that afternoon when he went to the apartment where his ex-girlfriend and her mother lived. Gelman stabbed 56-year-old Anna Bulchenko more than a dozen times before chasing her daughter, 20-year-old Yelena Bulchenko, outside the building and proceeded to stab her more than a dozen times as well.
By time police arrived at the scene both women were dead and Gelman had fled after stabbing 60-year-old Art DiCrescento and stealing his car. DiCrescento was taken to the hospital in critical condition after walking a block in the snow and screaming for help.
A mile away, Gelman struck 60-year-old Steve Tannenbaum with DiCrescento’s car.…Continue Reading
PHOENIX - Here’s a strange one out of Arizona. A woman initially thought to have died in a car crash had actually been choked to death by her son before the accident.
Tina Ferlet, 41, and her 74-year-old grandmother had travelled to Southern California from Oklahoma to pick up Tina’s teenage son, 16-year-old Nathan Ferlet and his 20-year-old girlfriend. They were on their way back to Oklahoma to try and get Nathan help for his mental illness.
At around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, while his grandmother was driving through Phoenix, the teen leaned up from the backseat where he was sitting with his girlfriend, and began choking his mom sitting in the passenger seat.
The grandmother pulled into a convenience store parking lot and got out to get help, only to jump in the backseat when the teen got in the driver’s seat and drove off.
Nathan’s grandmother and girlfriend tried to get him to stop the car but he didn’t until an hour and 42 minutes later when he struck another vehicle.…Continue Reading
Deputies were called to the apartment of 56-year-old Theodore Pulliam and found Claude Williams dead on the floor in a pool of blood. A crowbar was laying nearby.
Pulliam was still in the apartment and had blood on his pajamas and cuts on his hands. He told police that Williams attacked him with the crowbar, but he was able to take it away. He added that Williams’ injuries came from when he fell and that he never touched the man with the crowbar.
One of Pulliam’s neighbors said she heard the two men arguing about a light bulb.…Continue Reading