WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — An 82-year-old Florida man will find out later this month if he will be serving life in prison after being convicted Monday of beating his girlfriend to death with a flashlight battery.
Back in 2010, Alfred Infosino called 911 and said he had just “killed somebody.” He told the dispatcher that he had beat his girlfriend to death with a flashlight battery and was now drinking ammonia.
When police arrived at his residence, they found 77-year-old Rita Chirel laying naked on the floor of the master bedroom in a pool of blood. Paramedics tried to revive Chirel, but she would die as a result of blunt force injuries and loss of blood.
Police had no record of ever visiting the couple, but neighbors reported that the couple had been arguing lately, Infosino saying he was thinking of moving out and Chirel had dropped him as executor of her estate.
On Monday, Infosino was convicted of second-degree murder and will be back in court later this month where he could be sentenced to life behind bars.…
Dyer County, TN — The body found near a cemetery on Saturday has been identified as 44-year-old Karen Swift, the mother of four who vanished after a Halloween party on October 30.
Less than a month after filing for divorce from her husband, Swift was last seen at the home she shared with her soon-to-be ex-husband, on October 30 at 1.30am. She had picked up one of her daughters from a sleepover after having attended a Halloween party at a country club.
Her husband, David, says he saw his wife on the stairs when she returned, but could not find her the next morning. David tried calling her cell, but got no answer. Not long after, a neighbor told David that Karen’s car was sitting off the side of a small nearby highway with a flat tire.
By Sunday afternoon, a friend of Karen’s called police to report her missing. They informed her to tell David, who had been calling their older sons and friends, to contact them with the details.…
LOUISVILLE, KY. — Some of you may remember a story I posted last year regarding Carl Berry, a 43-year-old man undergoing cancer treatment who was ruthlessly beaten by some teens outside a Kentucky dollar store.
Berry was taken to the hospital and fell into a coma after having surgery performed on his damaged eye. Berry never regained consciousness and has remained in a vegetative state until this past Friday, when it was reported that he had died.
For those of you unfamiliar with this story, Berry and his girlfriend were at a General Dollar store when Berry, sick from chemotherapy treatments, decided to go wait in the car. Outside in the parking lot, he was beaten senseless by 16-year-old Michac Jones and a 14-year-old. One witness stated Berry called the teens a racial slur, but his fiancee, and other witnesses at the scene, say that wasn’t true.
Whatever the reason, the beating put Berry into the coma he’d been in for the last 18 months. In August of this year, Jones, who’d already been charged with rape and sexual assault in an unrelated case at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to first degree assault.…
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Police in Indiana found three dead bodies in a home on Saturday after a woman in Washington called police concerned over a Facebook post made by one of her friends.
This past Saturday the woman was on Facebook doing whatever women do on there, like checking out how badly things are going for their high school classmates or playing Castleville, when she saw a disturbing post by Facebook friend Bart Heller, who she talked with occasionally.
“someone call 911. three dead bodies at 3229 lima road fort wayne indiana. I’ve killed ryann, erin, and myself. people were warned not to f*cking play me and ruin me. they didn’t listen. sorry about your luck.”
She contacted police in Fort Wayne and told them about the post while providing them with Heller’s name and listed address. When police arrived at the location, they found a car running in the driveway with no one inside. They busted into the home after looking through a window and seeing the body of a man who wasn’t moving.…
Weleetka, OK– Three years ago, we posted an article about 13-year-old Taylor Dawn Paschal-Placker and her best friend, 11-year-old Skyla Jade Whitaker. The two girls were walking down a dirt road in Weleetka, Oklahoma when they were gunned down in cold blood. Yesterday police announced they had finally apprehended they feel is person responsible, 25-year-old Kevin Sweat.
We’ve had a couple stories on the site that have always stuck out for me, and this was definitely one of them. For those of you who are not aware of this story, Skyla had spent the night at Taylor’s house and on the afternoon of June 8, 2008, the pair headed to Bad Creek Bridge, where they planned to collect shells and pebbles from the riverbank. When they did not return home , and Taylor would not answer her cell phone, Taylor’s grandfather went looking for them. He didn’t have to look for long.
Lying side-by-side in a ditch a quarter mile from the Taylor’s home were the bodies of the two girls.…
Canton, GA — Police have arrested 20-year-old Ryan Brunn in connection to the vicious sexual assault and murder of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera whose body was found discarded in a dumpster.
Rivera was last seen alive on Friday playing with other children at the River Ridge apartments. She vanished after telling friends she was going inside to get drinks. After a massive search, her body was found in a dumpster on Monday.
Autopsy results showed the girl was killed a short time after she had gone missing and had died from blows to the head and stab wounds. She had also been sexually assaulted before her body was tossed in the dumpster.
Brunn is a recently hired maintenance worker at the apartment complex, fitting in with the police’s initial theory that the person responsible for the girl’s death lived in the complex or had access to vacant apartments.
“We are confident that Brunn is the killer,” GBI Director Vernon Keenan said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, about an hour after Brunn’s arrest.…
Jacksonville, FL — A woman in South Carolina has been accused of murdering a woman in Florida and then hiding her body under some Christmas presents.
Michelle O’Dowd, 67, was discovered by her twin brother after he went to her home to check on her after she failed to show up for work. He said that the door was open and the house had been ransacked, however her car and her pets where still there.
There was also a foot sticking out of a pile of Christmas gifts. Underneath the gifts, like some kind of macabre present, was his dead sister whose bloody face covered by a towel. She had been beaten and strangled.
It wasn’t long before police had arrested a friend of the family, 40-year-old Patty Michelle White. O’Dowd’s brother said that White was an ex-girlfriend of the victim’s nephew. He said O’Down would help White, who he said could never get her life together, by letting her stay at her place or paying her for odd jobs.…
The body of 2 year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover, who prosecutors say was “awake, alert, and helpless” when her dad put her in the creek, was found partially submerged the next day by children playing nearby.
Morgan had picked up the girl from her mother to take her to a movie. When he did not return for a few hours, Imani Benton called police. By that time, Morgan had already left the park where the creek was. According to the prosecutor, Morgan went from the park to a friend’s house. There, he had a few drinks, gave away his car and some other belongings, and headed for a nearby train station.
He was arrested a week later, mere miles from the Mexican border in California. On Monday he stood in court, stone-faced and calm, answering to the charge of murder.…
Canton, GA — Last Friday, 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera disappeared while playing with friends at the apartment complex where she lives. Yesterday her dead body was found inside a dumpster.
Rivera was playing with other children at the River Ridge apartment’s playground when she told them she was going inside to get drinks. When she never returned police were contacted who began searching the area that evening, handing out flyers and interviewing known sex offenders who lived in the area.
By Monday morning the girl still had not been located and a 50-member team made up of GBI agents, Georgia State Patrol troopers, Department of Natural Resources rangers and other state officers specially trained in child abductions were assisting local police and firefighters in their search for Rivera.
At around 12:30 p.m., Rivera had been found. Her dead body had been found inside a dumpster located at the apartment complex. She had been severely beaten and sexually assaulted before being tossed like garbage. The dumpster was located within a short distance to the playground Rivera was last seen, but had not been searched until Monday.…
DETROIT, MI — Two years ago I posted about Sharon Hinojosa, the 29-year-old woman accused of intentionally setting fire to her mobile home with her two children inside, killing them both. Earlier this month she was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of Anthony, 4, and Alayna, 3. Yesterday she was sentenced to life in prison.
For those of you who missed this, back in October 2009, Hinojosa escaped from the blazing mobile home she shared with her boyfriend, clutching the couple’s 1-year-old. She left her two children from a different man inside the trailer and they would die screaming in the flames.
Her actions on the night of the fire immediately drew suspicion. She didn’t scream for help until the fire was well underway, and one neighbor said she didn’t mention her other two kids until asked. Even after informing would-be rescuers her two children were inside, she wouldn’t provide specific details as to where they were in the mobile home they may be. Neighbors tried their best to rescue the two children who were still alive as the trailer went up in flames.…
Police were called to the unidentified woman’s home after she threw her 8-year-old son out of a window. The boy ran to a neighbor asking for help, saying that his mother was trying to kill him.
When police arrived at the home and broke down the door, they found the woman sitting in a chair repeatedly stabbing her young, disabled daughter. Police ordered her to stop, but she refused and police opened fire.
Police have not said if the 4-year-old girl was struck by a bullet, but did report between 10 to 16 shots were fired. Both the woman and her daughter died at the scene, while the boy who was tossed out a window only suffered minor injuries.
No word on a motive, but a neighbor told reporters the woman had issues and was going through some hard times, unable to afford electricity, rent or even food.…
Greenesboro, NC — Here’s one from my neck of the woods. A woman unhappy with her life and upset over the failed relationship between her and her married boyfriend, went on a shooting rampage Sunday leaving three dead, including herself and one of her sons, and four wounded.
Reports are that 36-year-old Mary Ann Holder had been in a four year relationship with a very married Randall Lamb, 40. But this relationship had come to an end, and it had gotten nasty. Both Lamb and his wife, Jennifer, had filed a restraining order against Holder, and Holder had filed one against the Lambs. Holder was also facing a lawsuit as Jennifer was suing her for alienation of affection. In case you didn’t know, in my state a married person can sue the person their spouse had an affair with.
On Sunday things came to an unbelievably selfish end when Holder arranged to meet Lamb in a public parking lot. Once there, Holder shot at Lamb multiple times but only succeeded in hitting him in the shoulder.…
Clearwater, Florida – Yesterday a jury found a high powered executive for Jabil Circuit guilty of the 2008 shooting deaths of his wife and her lover.
Patrick Evans was in the middle of a divorce from Elizabeth, his wife of three years, when he busted into her Gulfport condo and found his estranged wife naked in the bed with her boyfriend, Gerry Taylor.
A 911 call was made from Elizabeth’s cordless phone, although no one speaks to the operator. In it you can hear Evans arguing with the pair before they are shot to death.
“Get on the bed,” Evans instructs the couple.
“Rick put the gun down. This is ridiculous, I am putting on a robe,” says Elizabeth.
“Get on the bed, Gerry!” Evans yells.
“I’ll sit down if you put down the gun,” Taylor responds.
Taylor is then shot in the throat at close range.
“Help help!” Elizabeth cries.
Then, instead of begging or pleading this asshole for her life, she asks her husband: “Are you out of your fucking mind?”
She is then shot at close range.…
WHITMORE, Calif. — We have hundreds of stories involving women killing their infants after giving birth. Some choose to suffocate the baby while others stab them to death. Others, like the woman police arrested in California, let their baby starve to death.
Jessica Nicole Bradford, 23, was arrested Sunday after the mummified remains of her baby were found inside a utility closet at Julian Youth Academy. Bradford lived and worked at the school that’s described as a Christian residential boarding school for troubled teens.
She admitted to police that after getting pregnant she hid her pregnancy from everyone, including her boyfriend of three years, giving birth to a baby girl on Sep 19th. Instead of dropping her off at a hospital, or giving the child up for adoption, Bradford decided to kill the infant by doing nothing it all, including not even giving the girl a name.
She admitted to hiding her daughter in a vacant building where she lived for four days before starving to death. Bradford said she would periodically check on her baby during this time to check on the progress of her murder, in between working and visiting her boyfriend.…
Peoples, apparently enraged about a missing bag of Halloween candy, reportedly stabbed 49-year-old Maria Adams multiple times Monday night. I kinda have to wonder if maybe “candy” is code word for “crack” in this case…
Police say that at some point during the bloody argument, a plate was thrown and Peoples suffered a cut over his eye. After receiving treatment for the cut, Peoples was booked on charges of attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery.
Adams was pronounced dead Saturday evening. Charges are expected to be upgraded after the results of the autopsy are released.
Police have not yet identified the particular brand of candy that led to the fatal stabbing. If it was DumDums or some shit like that, dude deserves the chair…like, right now. Rolos or RPBCs? Justifiable.
Peoples has been ordered held on $2 million bail.…
Indian Head Park, IL — Police say 38-year-old John L. Wilson Jr. stabbed 14-year-old Kelli O’Laughlin to death back on October 27th after she walked into her home and interrupted his burglary attempt.
Her body was discovered by her mother later that day. She had been stabbed repeatedly in the neck, back and chest. If that isn’t enough of a nightmare situation for anyone to endure, O’Laughlin’s mother began receiving cruel texts from her dead daughter’s stolen phone.
Police have not released the exact messages, but they say the person sending them taunted the grieving family with details of the teen’s murder.
Police were finally able to identify Wilson as a suspect after a police officer, returning from work after a few days off, remembered stopping a man on the night of the murder four miles from the O’Laughlin’s that looked a lot like the composite sketch that had been released to the media.
The man had told the officer his car had broke down and he needed a cab.…
Lakewood, CA — A 47-year-old transient was arrested on suspicion of murder Tuesday, accused of bludgeoning an elderly man to death with a baseball bat in the sporting goods section of the store. Police are calling the attack random and unprovoked.
Surveillance cameras show Richard Lawrence Kalfin wandering the aisles for a short time before the 74-year-old victim even entered the store. Kalfin’s wandering led him to the sporting goods section of the store, where he grabbed an aluminum baseball bat from a display rack.
Kalfin continued walking through the aisles, stopping only when he spotted the 74-year-old victim. Witnesses claim Kalfin asked the man for change, and when he was denied, he started swinging. And he didn’t stop until the victim was good and dead….
“It was very scary — very, very scary, to hear the noise of someone’s life being taken away,” said witness Jennifer Thompson. “Noises like moans and groans … you could hear when he hit him. It was awful, so awful. And then I went around the corner and peeked … and he just walked out like it was nothing.”
Kalfin was arrested at the scene.…
Carrollton, Texas — The child’s body found Sunday afternoon has been positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as 10-year-old Jasmen Gonzalez, who went missing Saturday night.
Jasmen and her parents are from Oklahoma and were in Texas visiting relatives. On Saturday a party was held at the home where they were staying and Jasmen was reported missing shortly before midnight.
Initial reports stated the girl may have been sleepwalking and gotten lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood, but those reports were later dismissed with police saying the girl had been abducted.
Her body was found on Sunday afternoon, a few blocks from the home she vanished from. According to a police affidavit, there was no shirt on Jasmen’s body, and her pants and underwear were pulled down. The medical examiner reported Jasmen died from a stab wound to the chest.
Police have towed two cars from the apartment complex’s parking lot and say they are questioning 23-year-old Jose Concepcion Sifuentes, who attended the party held at the home where Jasmen and her parents were staying.…