OKLAHOMA CITY — The man who doused his sleeping girlfriend with kerosene before lighting a match and setting her on fire has been charged with her murder.
Earlier this month, 28-year-old Vincent Green got into an argument with his girlfriend, 46-year-old Sherrie Mead. Green became exceptionally angry when Mead informed him that she would not be coming home after work the next day, telling her that he was going to set her and the house on fire.
Figuring this was an empty threat, Mead went to bed later that evening. She would find out she figured wrong when she awoke later that night to Green pouring Kerosene on her, then lighting a match. Mead was rushed to the hospital, suffering from second and third degree burns to 38 percent of her body.
Green was arrested and charged with arson, assault and battery with intent to kill, maiming and assault and battery causing great bodily injury. Yesterday he was charged with murder after Meade died during surgery last Saturday at Integris Baptist Hospital.…
Medicine Hat, Canada — One of the cases that has fascinated me over the years is the Richardson family murders in Medicine Hat, Canada. Back in April 2006, Marc Richardson, 42, and his wife Debra, 48, were found in stabbed to death in the basement of their home. Their 8-year-old son, Jacob, was found dead on his bed with a slit throat. Their 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine Richardson, was no where to be found.
When the reports first started coming out, investigators feared the young girl had been abducted. But to everyone’s surprise the girl was arrested the following day, along with her 23-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Steinke, each charged with the murder of the girl’s family. The motive? Jasmine’s parents had forbid her from seeing the much older Jeremy.
The pair had some interesting conversations online, including one to Jeremy from Jasmine that read “I have this plan. It begins with me killing them and ends with me living with you.” Jeremy replied “I love your plan but we need to get a little more creative with like details and stuff.”
CONCORD, N.H. – For anyone following this case, the fact that Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval, M.D. ruled the death of 11-year-old Celina Cass as a homicide comes as no real surprise.
But I was surprised that Duval also revealed they also know how Cass died “after further investigation and receiving toxicology results”, especially since the initial autopsy results proved inconclusive.
The specific details are not being released to the public right now as it may hurt the ongoing investigation. Of course this doesn’t sit well with some who feel their curiosity being satisfied outweighs a case being built against a child murderer.
Cass’ stepfather and the public’s main suspect, Wendell Noyes, was taken to the hospital earlier that same morning after being witnessed “repeatedly lying face down and rolling around in the driveway.”
In the weeks following Cass being pulled from the river, her family has moved out of their home and put it up for sale.…
Mitchell, Neb. — I’m sure a lot of you have already gotten the bad news, but for those of you who did not hear, they have found the body of 8-year-old Kerra Wilson and have arrested her stepfather.
Wilson’s family reported her missing Wednesday afternoon after her school called and informed them she had never shown up that day.
Her stepfather, 32-year-old Salvador Carlos Lopez, claimed to have dropped her off at Mitchell Elementary that morning. But following interviews with school staff and Wilson’s classmates, as well as video surveillance footage, police do not believe him and determined Wilson was never on school grounds that day.
Yesterday evening a local rancher contacted authorities and told them he had found something suspicious and felt they should come check out an area of land. There, within some rugged terrain a few miles north of Mitchell, investigators would find Wilson’s dead body. Based on evidence found at the scene, Lopez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
“We were hoping to bring Kerra (Wilson) safely home to her family; sadly we weren’t able to do that,” said Lt.…
North Naples, FL — Florida State Attorney’s Office released a 200-page document Wednesday describing the crime scene encountered by Collier County deputies when they responded to a 911 call on July 26th of this year. It was not good.
The call to 911 was made by the parents of the apartment dweller, Christopher Serna, 34. Serna’s parents had reportedly found him in the apartment covered in blood and thought he had been the victim of an assault.
The new documents from the State Attorney’s Office, however, describe Collier County deputies finding the bloody Serna sitting on a black box shaking uncontrollably. He wouldn’t respond to their questions.
With little progress being made, a deputy went looking around the apartment. In the living room, the deputy found the head of a woman who would later be identified as Suzanne Bishop, 45. Documents describe a metal rod with a black rubber handle protruding from her head.
Suzanne Bishop’s body was discovered on the floor of the master bedroom. Next to her, investigators saw two knives and a baseball bat.…
CONCORD, N.C. — Some patrons inside a North Carolina Lowe’s were treated to a gruesome spectacle yesterday afternoon when a man shot his wife, a Lowe’s employee, then turned the gun on himself.
Witnesses state 31-year-old Por Ye Lor came into the store and got into an argument with his wife, 25-year-old Vivian Xiong, who worked as a cashier.
Lor eventually pulled out a gun and shot Xiong to death before using it to commit suicide.
Police say there were dozens of employees and customers inside the store at the time, but that no one else was injured.
Lor’s brother told reporters he last talked to his brother earlier that day and nothing seemed wrong. He also said both his brother and sister-in-law were from Laos and had three children.
Grief counselors are expected to be at the store today for any employees who need help dealing with what happened to Xiong, a six-year employee of the store.
POOLER, GA — We were contacted by someone asking if we would post about the death of Timothy Moore, the 27-year-old man police say was murdered by three teenagers on Labor Day.
Two women were with their children looking for bugs in the woods when they stumbled across Moore’s corpse. They ran away not knowing if the culprit(s) were still nearby and contacted police.
It was determined that Moore, who lived nearby, had been shot to death at around dusk the previous day. Not long after, police would arrest 17-year-old Nathanial Quinton Betterton (Facebook) and charge him with murder and armed robbery. Last Thursday they would also arrest two 16-year-olds and charge them with murder and armed robbery as well.
Police say the three teens knew Moore and that Betteron lived in a trailer park near Moore’s home. They have not released a motive for killing Moore although going by the charges and comments by family members, money seems to be the motivating factor.
Police say they’re not releasing the names of the two younger teens until they are indicted.…
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Looking for someone to hate this Friday? Then meet 25-year-old Lindsey Lowe. She has admitted to giving birth to twins in a toilet, then suffocating them just minutes after they were born.
According to the affidavit, Lowe gave birth to her first son sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday night while sitting on a toilet in her parent’s home. Lowe’s parents were unaware that their daughter was even pregnant and Lowe was hell-bent on keeping it that way.
So when the baby fell in the toilet and started crying, she told detectives that she covered the infants mouth and nose with her hand until he stopped breathing. She said that took about two minutes and she never checked the sex of her child.
She then gave birth to her second son, who also fell in the toilet, and proceeded to suffocate him in the same manner she did her other son, telling detectives he died quicker than his older brother.
Lowe took their bodies and hid them in a laundry basket in her bedroom, covering them with a blanket.…
AUGUSTA, Maine — Police say a man currently in jail for his role in a Massachusetts triple homicide previously served time in prison after an assault in which he licked a teenager’s blood and claimed to be a vampire — and his facial tatts, piercings and body modifications on display in his mugshot are making him quite the online sensation.
Caius Veiovis, 31, along with Adam Lee Hall, 34, and David Chalue, 44, has been charged with three counts of murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation after the men allegedly murdered then disposed of the bodies of 44-year-old David Glasser, 58-year-old Edward Frampton, and 47-year-old Robert Chadwell.
The murders were allegedly an attempt to keep Glasser from testifying against Hall, a ranking member of the local Hells Angels, in his upcoming trial for kidnapping, assault and battery and witness intimidation. Not surprisingly, Veiovis is no stranger to the justice system.
Douglasville, GA — You guys remember the story we posted last month about that 15-year-old who used a samurai sword to kill his great-grandmother? Well he was in court the other day where more details were released, including the fact that the fight started when she would not let him get on the computer.
For those of you too lazy to click the above link, Gevin Prince lost his shit during an argument with Mary Gibbs, his 77-year-old great-grandmother, and stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife and a samurai sword.
When police arrived at the home the teen shared with his grandmother and great-grandmother, they found Prince standing outside with Gibbs laying dead on the lawn. He was wielding the sword in one hand and using a BB gun in the other to shoot at the cops, pausing only to take care of some unfinished business with his great-grandmother.
“Eventually he took the sword and walked over to the great-grandmother, who was already deceased in the front yard, took the sword and said something I couldn’t hear, and raised the sword above his head and thrust into her chest area,” said Lt.…
PALOS PARK, Ill.— Police have arrested a 17-year-old and charged him with the gruesome beating death of his parents.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the murders of 44-year-old John Granat and his 42-year-old wife Maria, as police were informing neighbors that they weren’t in any danger while also mentioning the couple had a teen son. I figured it was only a matter of time before he was charged.
Police received a call from 17-year-old John Granat on Sunday morning, informing them that when he woke up that morning he found the house in disarray and his parents dead.
When police arrived they would find the couple dead in their blood-splattered bedroom. Cook County medical examiner’s office determined that John Granat suffered blunt force trauma to his head and was beaten so severely that his kidney was lacerated. Maria Granat suffered blunt force injuries as well, but unlike her husband, she was stabbed repeatedly.
I would suspect the fact that there was no evidence of forced entry combined with Granat’s multiple, inconsistent stories of what he was doing on the night his parents were beat to death, had police zeroing in on the teen from the onset.…
Homewood, Ill — The man accused of stabbing his 3-year-old son to death after raping the boy’s mother and tossing her out a window has been ordered held without bond.
Police say that last Friday, 27-year-old Gregory Sandifer raped his girlfriend, 25-year-old Margaret Jefferson, at knifepoint. Afterwards, he stabbed her multiples times in the chest, neck and arms. Sandifer then began beating her, then hit her with her a television before pushing her out a second-floor window.
Still alive, Jefferson began screaming for help.
“There wasn’t any part of her body that wasn’t covered with blood. She was practically naked,” neighbor Kathy Perez told the Tribune. “She kept asking (police) to go get (her) baby. ‘He’s gonna kill my baby.'”
Still inside the apartment, Sandifer allegedly grabbed a carving knife and murdered his 3-year-old son, Jaivon Sandifer, by stabbing him 10 times in the torso, neck and arms as he lay in his bed. One of these wounds was a 14-centimeter stab wound on the back of the boy’s neck.
Witnesses then watched as Sandifer jumped from the second floor porch and landed in the yard of the house next door.…
LAS VEGAS , NV — Police say 19-year-old Javier Righetti admitted to stalking 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba, raping her, then stabbing her over 40 times before setting her body on fire.
Otremba was last heard from on Friday evening while walking home from a friend’s house. She texted her mother, informing her she would be home in 30 minutes and that her phone was dying. When she did not return home, Otremba’s mother began searching the neighborhood for her before calling police.
The next day, Otremba’s charred body was found in a desert area near her home. Autopsy reports show she was stabbed more than 40 times in the face, neck, chest, stomach and thighs.
On Monday, police would get a call from 18-year-old Elizabeth Morales who told them she had some information regarding Otremba’s murder. She told police that on Friday night her boyfriend, 19-year-old Daniel Ortiz, received several phone calls from a very upset Righetti.
Flint, MI — The mother of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun, the boy who was tortured to death over the course of four days, will spend the next 13 to 30 years in prison after she pleads guilty to second-degree murder.
I know a lot of you are familiar with this case, but for those of you who are not and don’t feel like reading our original article, let me ruin your morning a bit.
Last April, 4-year-old Dominick was sitting on a couch eating cereal when he accidentally wet his pants. His mother’s boyfriend, 24-year old Brandon Hayes, became enraged and began beating the boy. Over the course of four days Hayes would punch, kick, and burn Dominick. He would even stick his thumbs in the little boy’s eyes.
Dominick’s mother, Corrine Baker, would also become the recipient of some of Hayes’ abuse, but at no time did she ever alert anyone that Dominick was being severely beaten even though she had multiple chances to do so and her friends were urging her to call police.…
ASHEVILLE, NC — Police have a charged a North Carolina mother with murdering her two young daughters with a hatchet before trying to use it on herself.
Neighbors say that on Saturday they heard blood curdling screams coming from the home of Naiyana Patel. She and her husband have run the Ash Pantry Food Store for the last couple years and had recently moved into the home with their two daughters, 8-year-old Jiya, and four year old Piya.
Her husband, Lalji Patel, called 911 after returning home from work Saturday morning and finding his two daughters dead and his wife injured. Police say Naiyana used a hatchet to murder the two girls before using it to repeatedly strike herself in the head.
Naiyana was rushed to the hospital where she is recovering, despite her wishes to die, with a guard posted outside her door. She told police that she wasn’t responsible for murdering her kids, but rather a “ghost killed her children.”
Not surprisingly, it’s being reported that Naiyana has some mental issues.…
Sonia Hermosillo, 31, was already in jail on attempted murder charges but prosecutors have now charged her with one felony count of murder and one felony count of assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in death.
When we first reported on this horrific incident, a motive had not been given as to why Hermosillo would throw Noe Medina, Jr. off the parking deck, but now it is being reported that she could not live with some of his disabilities.
Noe was being treated for congenital muscular torticollis, a twisting of the neck to one side, and had to wear a specialized helmet to correct his plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome.
Police say that Hermosillo removed the boy’s helmet before tossing him off the parking structure, then went back inside the hospital to validate her parking and then left.…
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have arrested three men in connection to the brutal murder of a family found dead in their home on Tuesday.
Police were called to the home after concerned relatives asked them to check on their welfare. Once inside, police would find someone had murdered Lorenzo Graves, his wife Cheryl, and their 4-year-old daughter Ozzie.
Graves’ sister says he and his wife were found shot to death downstairs, while Ozzie was found dead upstairs on the side of her parent’s bed where it seems she had been hiding. She had been stabbed to death.
Chief Rodney Monroe said robbery was the motive. He called the crime barbaric. “(It’s) very hard,” Monroe said. “(It’s) senseless. There’s nothing that that 4-year-old child could’ve done (or) said to harm any of those individuals.”
Later that day, police would have 25-year-old Joseph Amous and 27-year-old Lorenzo White in their custody. Detectives honed in on Amous after learning he had been charged with breaking into the family’s apartment in June. Charges against Amous were dismissed the next month when Graves refused to give police a written statement.…
ST. MARTINS, Missouri – One trial I am looking forward to is the trial of Alyssa Bustamante, the teen accused of killing her neighbor, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten. I had hoped it would start as scheduled, but now it looks like it won’t start until the beginning of next year.
Olten vanished while walking home from a friend’s house back in 2009. The day after she disappeared, the older sister of the friend Olten was visiting, a then 15-year-old Bustamante, led police to Olten’s dead body.
The mentally disturbed teen, with a history of cutting and a suicide attempt at 13, admitted to police that she killed the girl. After strangling, stabbing and cutting the girl’s throat, she buried her in a grave behind her house that she had dug a week prior. She told police she killed the girl because she wanted to know what it felt like.
Her attorney wanted her tried as a juvenile and kept in a juvenile facility where she would receive better treatment and increase her chances of rehabilitation.…