NEWBURGH, N.Y. – I was too busy troubleshooting why our search function wasn’t working yesterday to read the news about the woman who packed her four kids in a minivan then drove it into the Hudson River. Sadly, she and three of her kids drowned, but her 10-year-old son was able to escape the sinking van and swim to shore.
Earlier that day, 25-year-old Lashanda Armstrong picked up her four kids, ages 11-months to 10-years-old, at the Young and Unique Christian Development Child Care. One of the workers noted she seemed stressed out. Later that night, a relative called 911 after they heard Lashanda arguing with Jean Pierre, the father of Armstrong’s three youngest children.
By time police arrived at the home, no one was there. They did not know that shortly after the 911 call was made, Armstrong had packed Lashaun Armstrong, 10, Landon Pierre, 5, Lance Pierre, 2, and 11-month-old Laianna Pierre into a minivan and then drove it off a boat ramp into the 45-degree water of the Hudson.…
Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Rhonda Cook discovered a bloody knife Monday at a home where a mother and her two children were stabbed to death, prompting police to investigate how detectives missed a key piece of evidence.
DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said detectives thought they had recovered the main weapon they believe 21-year-old Eugene Quatron McCoy used to stab to death his 45-year-old mother, Sheila Irons, and his half-siblings Zion McPherson, 11, and Chasity McPherson, 8. Apparently not…
Cook said she found the second knife — with bright red blood on its blade — under a chair on the front porch hours after police completed their investigation and removed crime scene tape from the home. She had gone to the neighborhood to interview people about the crime.
“There was glass all around the porch, and the knife was laying in the middle of the glass,” Cook said.
Cook, who has been a reporter since 1978, didn’t touch the knife. She called her editor and stayed on the phone with him while she knocked on the door, but no one answered, Cook said.…
LOUISVILLE, KY. – We posted about the twin brothers who lived with their dead mother for months, today we have twin sisters accused of abusing and endangering their two young boys following the murder trial of a third sister accused of killing one of the boys.
I know that may be a bit confusing, but part of my job is to take all of these news articles, chew them up, digest them and then poop them back out on this site in chewy, bit-sized morsels.
Janet and Jeanette Allen, both 22, lived together with their two 2-year-old sons, Christopher and Wyatt, until August of 2008. That’s when Child Protective Services took both boys and placed them in the care of the women’s sister, Nereida Allen and her boyfriend Joshua Peacher. The boys, who shared the same father, were removed because their home contained 14 dogs, animal feces, urine, and trash.
But it was out of the frying pan and into the fire for these two boys, and within three days, Christopher was dead after having been beat to death.…
PROVO, UT — A man residing in a Utah Mental Facility has been charged with strangling his roommate because he could no longer take the man’s snoring.
If you click on James Clyde Norman’s mugshot, you will see more clearly that this guy is batshit crazy. It’s always in the eyes, impossible to hide. But it doesn’t seem as if Norman was trying to hide anything as the 33-year-old’s behavior lead to him enjoying a bit of R & R at the Utah State Mental Hospital.
His behavior included inappropriately touching a teen girl, sexual battery, disorderly conduct, interfering with an arrest, impersonating a police officer, assault by a prisoner and head-butting his defense attorney.
Also spending some time at the mental hospital was 28-year-old Omar Abas Sharif. He was Norman’s roommate and, as it turns out, snores in his sleep. It’s a condition that effects 30% of all men over the age of 30 whose cause is derived from a myriad of different reasons.
There are also a lot of different ways snoring can be stopped, including medications, surgery, a well-placed pillow firmly placed on the face (Jaded’s favorite), and in the case of poor Sharif — Norman’s bare hands.…
Fort Worth, TX – Police allege that a sex offender tried to evade rape charges by killing a homeless man he thought looked like him in an attempt to fool police into thinking he was dead.
Michael A. Gilbert, 42, was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl in 1987. Since then he has been in and out of jail for several parole violations and the subject of a couple sexual assault charges. In an attempt to get out of charges that he raped a 16-year-old girl, he decided to fake his own death. Police say he shot a man he thought resembled him then stuffed his dead body in the trunk of his car before setting it on fire.
The part of Gilbert’s plan that was to link him to the burning car worked great. The part where police were to be tricked into thinking he was the dead man in the trunk was thwarted by a simple dental records comparison. Gilbert would end up in a standoff with police when they came to arrest him at his apartment on Tuesday.…
New York – Raul Barrera, 33, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after he showed up at the police station early Sunday morning, covered in blood. Barrera told police he and his girlfriend had gotten into a fight and that when he left the apartment they shared, he wasn’t sure if she was even alive any longer.
When police arrived at the third floor apartment at 63 Clinton St. shortly after 2:30 a.m. and found 23-year-old Sarah Coit in the living room in a pool of her own blood. She was suffering from multiple stab wounds, including a gash to her neck that police say nearly decapitated her. “Her whole neck was cut all the way,” said a neighbor who lives downstairs and saw Coit on a stretcher. “Her head was almost cut off.”
The former Hunter College student was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Barrera was subsequently arrested and charged with second-degree murder. In a taped confession Barrera told police the couple were arguing about her moving out of the apartment when she grabbed a knife and cut him.…
Ashley Nicole Steele, along with a companion/possible accomplice, reportedly went to the home of Derrick Grey on February 4th. It was there that Steele and Grey argued over the alleged STD sharing. At one point, Grey went into the bathroom and closed the door. This is when police say Steele decided to get her revenge on the victim. She found his gun and opened fire through the closed door.
It isn’t clear if Steele and/or her companion called the police or if it was a neighbor who heard the shots, but police did arrive at the victim’s apartment shortly before midnight. They were unable to gain access to the residence and firefighters had to come and break down the door. Inside they found Grey, face down, with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
An autopsy performed later that day determined Gray died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was obviously ruled a homicide. …
San Bernardino, CA — Got an update, of sorts, on the story Morbid posted about Ian Roderiquez last week. You remember him, right? He’s the man accused of torturing his family, killing his son in the process. Well, it appears as if the story is a lot worse than most of us could have imagined.
According to a police report filed on Friday, Ian’s 12-year-old son, Gabriel, told investigators the proverbial shit started hitting the fan at about 10:00 Tuesday evening, after Ian accused his family of stealing his drugs. Gabriel told police Ian began beating the family with a monkey wrench, and the beatings and torture continued for nearly 11 hours.
Daughters Daniella,10, and Yasmine, 8, told investigators their father forced them to walk barefoot on broken glass. When Daniella refused to lay down in the glass, she said her father poured bleach on her and threatened to set her on fire. Both girls also claim to have been beaten with a metal pipe.
Gabriel told police his father stabbed his mother, Sujal, with a pair of “shears” and bludgeoned her with the monkey wrench.…
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – DJ Megatron, aka Corey McGriff, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest. Reports are the 32-year-old was killed while heading to a store near his home at around 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Not gonna lie…I have no earthly idea who this guy is. Hell, I’d only heard of 106th and Park after the news reported on Chris Brown’s appearance on the show following his hissy-fit in his Good Morning America dressing room.
But from what I can gather he was a popular DJ who worked for R&B stations in Boston, Philadelphia and New York’s Hot 97 radio before hosting a segment on the BET show titled “What’s New.” Currently, police have no suspects or witnesses and are asking anyone with any information regarding McGriff’s murder to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
McGriff had just recently moved into his new home with his longtime girlfriend. He had just celebrated the birth of their 3rd child together.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Police have arrested A 17-year-old in connection with the murder of his grandparents in a cold-blooded story that’s like a cross between BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and RIVER’S EDGE.
On Thursday morning, firefighters were called to the home of 60-year-old David Garrick and his wife, 57-year-old Rose, after neighbors saw flames and smoke coming from their home. Inside, firefighters would find a violent crime scene with the couple and their dog dead, suffering severe trauma to their heads. The couple’s grandson who lived at the home, 17-year-old Kyle Smith, and the couple’s vehicle were missing.
While police were trying to find Smith by pinging his cell phone, a friend of his contacted police to tell them Smith had stopped by his trailer and admitted to killing his grandparents and even showed him graphic cell phone video of the crime scene. He thought it was fake until he saw the murders on the news.
Police located Smith somewhere around Chickasha, Oklahoma and asked Chickasha officials for assistance in locating Smith.…
DAVIE COUNTY, NC – A man has been charged with the murder of his missing girlfriend after her body was found decapitated in a brush pile near the couple’s home.
Patricia Yvette Swaim, 49, was reported missing by her daughter on March 18 after no one had heard from her since since late February. On Wednesday police found her dismembered body while executing a search warrant on the property she shared with her boyfriend, 56-year-old David Hughes.
Officers planned to search the home, but they noticed some tire tracks near the home that lead them to a wooded area nearby, and the gruesome discovery in the brush pile. Police it looks as if animals had gotten to Swaim’s body, but believe she had been dismembered after death to more easily hide the body.
“As bad as it gets,” said Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes describing the investigation. “You just can’t become immune to a case like this.” Stokes said. No reports on cause of death, but investigators are probably waiting for the report from the Medical Examiner’s office in Chapel Hill, where Swaim’s remains were sent.…
SAN BERNARDINO, CA – A father has been charged with killing his teenage son and torturing the rest of his family.
Neighbors called 911 on Wednesday morning after hearing a male screaming for help from the home of 35-year-old Ian Roderiquez. Police arrived and detained the man as he was trying to leave. When they entered the home they found the dead body of his 16-year-old son, Richard Roderiquez. The body showed signs of severe injuries.
Ian’s wife, Sujal Roderiquez, was also severely injured and taken to the hospital where she remains in critical condition suffering from unspecified injuries. The couple’s four other children, Jacob, 13; Gabriel, 12; Daniella, 10; and Yasmine, 8, were also taken to the hospital for their injuries and are expected to survive. Rumors are the victims all suffered stab wounds, but police have not confirmed that.
“It wasn’t apparent from just looking at the victims if there was a weapon used, or more than one type of weapon used,” said Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.…
Not a lot of details yet, but a mother returned home at around 3 or 4 a.m. Wednesday morning to find her 8-year-old daughter, Rosalyn Reynolds, was missing along with her 20-year-old cousin, James “Icey” Daukei. She also found a bathroom with blood in the toilet, on the walls and on the floor.
The missing girl’s family began searching for her and about an hour later, her dad located her dead body in a field behind the apartment complex, along with Daukei. Rosalyn’s mother was told he was in the process of burying her body, but that hasn’t been confirmed by officials. Either way, when confronted by the child’s father and two other men, Daukai took off running.
He was taken into custody later that morning after someone seen him walking along State Highway 8 and charged with Rosalyn’s murder.…
Police were giving out little info at the time, but now it is being reported that Filiberti, a freshman at Dutchess Community College, was stabbed multiple times in the face and the chest and that police are currently questioning two people.
A teen who identified himself as Filiberti’s boyfriend stated he was not happy with the investigation into his girl’s murder. “I do believe (police) are trying, but I think they could try harder. I just really want to find” her killer, 19-year-old Mike Delarm said.
He also added he was the last one to see her alive at a party the night before she was found dead. He says that she left the party because someone was there that she did not like. He says they argued about it and she left to walk home alone. “I could have stopped her from leaving,” he said.…
The deceased were identified as 36-year-old Jason Sanders and his wife, 23-year-old Candace Sanders, both from Georgia. They had both died from gunshot wounds.
Today Anderson County sheriff’s deputies said they have arrested Jason Sander’s 17-year-old son, Landon Thomas Sanders, and have charged with two counts of murder.
At a news conference, Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper did not reveal a specific motive but did say that there was an on-going dispute between Landon and his parents that ended at the boat ramp when Landon shot his father and stepmother from outside the vehicle.
Police also arrested Danny Wade Scott, 24, and Thomas Riley Madden, 29, charging them both with accessory to both murders.
RIO LINDA, CA - Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A man has been charged with murder after using an axe on a man he incorrectly suspected of burglarizing his home.
When 29-year-old Steven Zinda arrived home in the early Sunday morning, his house was in the process of being burglarized. The intruder fled and Zinda took off after him wielding an axe.
At the same time, 20-year-old David Valdez was also having some bad luck after getting his SUV stuck in a ditch across the street from Valdez’s home while on the way home from a party. He was standing outside of his vehicle using his cell phone to call his girlfriend and his mother letting them know he would be home as soon as his friends showed up to help him.
That’s when he was approached by the axe-wielding Zinda and did like most of us would do if a strange, agitated man wielding an axe started coming towards you on an empty street at four in the morning — Valdez ran like hell.…
New York --While I continue to fight connection issues today, here are a couple stories that were meant to go up yesterday. Starting with the 400-lb Bronx man who was found murdered in his apartment, stuffed inside a duffel bag.
The body of 52-year-old Angel Rondon was found after a neighbor called 911 to complain about the putrid smell coming from his sixth-floor apartment. Inside Rondon’s flat, police found an apartment covered in blood with cleaning products scattered throughout. They also found a bloody hatchet on the kitchen floor and inside the kitchen closet, they found the large duffel bag containing Rondon’s body, leaking a steady stream of blood.
I know, you’re thinking that must have been one hell of a duffel bag to be able to hold the dead body of a man who weighed 400 pounds. But it seems that the killer(s) simply played a bloody game of Jenga, dismembering the poor man before stuffing his parts in the bag. An autopsy showed Rondon died from massive blunt force trauma to his head and several skull fractures.…
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. …