McKees Rocks, PA — A 20 year-old student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh was shot dead early Sunday trying to trade his iPad for drugs. The man, Malachi Urbini, had apparently contacted another man named “Tay” for heroin.
What started as a small trade of four bags for an iPod became twenty bags in exchange for the over-priced thingamajigger.
A witness who went with Urbini [pictured] stated that when he met the man he was shot repeatedly, then robbed of his iPad. He would be pronounced dead at Allegheny General Hospital shortly after the witness called police. The witness would later pick out 19 year-old Taivon Lamont Cunningham from a photo lineup. No word on whether or not there’s an app for that…
Cunningham was arraigned this morning on charges of conspiracy, robbery and homicide.…
Santa Ana, CA – Annamaria Magno Gana, 41, was charged with murder Monday after allegedly shooting her husband dead on Mother’s Day. Annamaria faces an additional charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting her 16-year-old son in the arm in the same incident.
Though motive is unclear at this point, police say it started at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon when Annamaria armed herself with a “high-powered handgun” and fired a shot into a bedroom ceiling.
When Antonio Gana, 72, and the couple’s teen son ran into the room to investigate, the woman reportedly fired, hitting Antonio in the chest. As her son turned to flee, Annamaria fired again, hitting the boy in the arm. Though injured, he managed to call 911.
The shooting may have continued had Annamaria’s 9-year-old son not wrestled the gun away from the crazed woman. Police say the boy grabbed the gun and beat feet outta the house to await the arrival of police and paramedics. Officers later found the gun on the neighbor’s lawn.
Annamaria was taken into custody and transported to Western Medical Center for treatment of gunpowder burns.…
On Wednesday night police received a call about a missing person. An investigation ensued, which would eventually turn up the body of Beth Spartichino, 42, buried in a shallow grave in her backyard. Exhumation of the body revealed what investigators believe to be gunshot wounds to the back. Also found at the scene was a shoe print, which led them to arrest her 17 year-old son, Matthew Worster.
Aside from the shoe print, police say Matthew left other pieces of compelling evidence in the form of voicemails, one of which was left on his father’s phone. In the message, Matthew allegedly stated “I did what I had to do, but know that I will be all right.”
Oddly enough, last year Easton Police received a phone call from Spartichino stating that her estranged husband had threatened to “kill her and bury her in the backyard where no one would find her.” It was around this time that the two began divorce proceedings.…
Madison, WI - James A. Larry, 33, of Madison, Wisconsin was angry that his family would not go along with his conversion to Islam. Very angry. Apparently now seeing the error of his ways, Larry pleaded guilty Wednesday to their murders.
Larry had converted to Islam while serving a prison sentence in Wisconsin for a weapons conviction. His family chose not to convert.
“He was upset at his wife and their family — he felt disrespected that they would not join his religion,” Assistant State’s Attorney Jim McKay said. “He wanted them dead.”
In the early morning hours of April 14, 2010, at the family home, Larry began by shooting his mother, Leona Larry, 57, as she slept on a sofa in the living room. He then went through the house, shooting his wife, Twanda Thompson, 19; his 7-month-old son, Jihad; his 3-year-old niece, Keleasha Larry; and his pregnant 16-year-old niece, Keyshai Fields.
Larry also shot his 13-year-old nephew, Demond Larry, in the face, but the boy survived.
Prosecutors said the defendant also kicked in the bedroom door of a man who lived in the basement of the home and tried to shoot him – apparently because he rented from infidels(?).…
HUNTSVILLE— Cary Kerr, 46, has been on Huntsville Prison death row since his 2003 conviction of sexually assaulting and strangling 34-year-old Pamela Norton. She was killed after he pushed her from a moving vehicle. He has always professed his innocence, even though the evidence showed otherwise.
The jury agreed with prosecutors and convicted him of the charges and decided the world would be a better place if Kerr was removed from it, agreeing he was a suitable candidate for the death penalty.
Yesterday was his date with the needle and aside from having a last meal that consisted of cheeseburger and fries, spaghetti and lasagna, pizza, fried mushrooms, tacos, pork ribs, fried and baked chicken, quiche, and ice cream, he was also the first recipient of Texas’ new drug combo used during lethal injections.
Sodium thiopental is one of the three drugs used in lethal injections and is no longer available. So now pentobarbital will be used in its place. This new mixture was administered to Kerr at 6:14 yesterday evening and by 6:19 he was pretty dead, proving the new drug combo works pretty well.…
Early Monday morning the victim’s adopted daughter called 911 to report her mother was being assaulted in the home. When police arrived they found Clark dead from having been stabbed to death, and her 14-year-old daughter unharmed. Clark’s adopted son had fled the scene.
For five hours police searched for Dilan, finally locating him after someone called 911 to report he was sitting in front of their house. Police picked him up at the residence without incident and subsequently charged him with second degree murder. He has been charged as an adult.
So far there have been no official reports on what sparked the argument, but rumors are it was over his cell phone being taken away. School District Superintendent Wayne Waldridge is a good friend of the family and expressed shock at the news. “I have no idea what prompted him. He’s a good kid. I’ve been around him for a number of years,” Waldridge said.…
Hayes, VA – Brian and Shannon Gore were featured just a couple days ago, but because of recently released information, I wanted to get a quickie update posted here.
Investigators landed on the couple’s doorstep last week hoping to question the pair about some stolen gold bullion. During the course of their investigation, deputies found a shit covered young girl wasting away in a makeshift crib-cage inside the trailer. The tiny child was suffering from bedsores and severe starvation. Detectives say the kid was so hungry she was eating the flaky skin off her forehead.
Aside from the delectable flaky forehead skin, the child’s diet apparently consisted of Pop-tarts and sandwiches. She was allowed one Pop-tart in the morning and one in the evening. Every now and then she was given a sandwich to go along with her evening meal.
Brian Gore reportedly told police no one knew the child existed. He also claims the girl was born in the trailer on December 5, 2008, and has no birth certificate.…
Shippensburg, PA – A 10-year-old girl in Pennsylvania has been charged with murdering 10-month-old Heath Ryder.
Last July, 56-year-old Dottie Mae Bowers was baby sitting Ryder when she called his mother saying she could not wake Heath from his nap and he was breathing funny. The mother told Bowers to call 911, but she didn’t. Ryder would die later at the hospital from blunt force trauma to the head and a doctor would later say that Ryder’s chances of survival would have been “greatly increased” had the idiot simply called 911 at the first signs of trouble.
Bowers was charged with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child on Friday. She was released on an unsecured $50,000 bond and faces 15 years if convicted. Also charged was one of the girls who were also at the home. She was 9 at the time, and was charged with third-degree murder and originally charged as an adult.
There were two girls there at the time, the accused and a 7-year-old, each with a different account of what happened to Ryder.…
Riverside, CA – Police are reporting a regional director for the National Socialist Movement was shot in killed at his home early Sunday morning, and his 10-year-old son is suspected of pulling the trigger.
Jeff Hall, 32, was a regional director for the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group based in Detroit. Police responded to his home early Sunday after a report of shots fired. Inside they found Hall dead from a single gunshot wound.
His wife and five other children were at the home at the time of the shooting, but only his 10-year-old son was detained. Police said they were not looking for any additional suspects. They also didn’t state if they felt the shooting was an accident or intentional, but I’m sure that will all come out later when more details are revealed.
Aside from working as a plumber, Hall was gaining a lot of attention with his neo-Nazi endeavors. He ran for a position on the Western Riverside Municipal Water District board in November, but lost to incumbent Tom Evans.…
Calumet City, Illinois – Wanderer posted a story a couple days ago regarding the dead body of 18-year-old Rosemary Newman being found in a forest preserve. She was nine-months pregnant. Yesterday police announced they have arrested and charged two people for her murder. It turns out it was her ex-boyfriend and another woman, and what they did was as chilling as it was cold-blooded.
Newman was lured to a restaurant by her ex, 20-year-old Deandre Minkens, 20, under the guise of getting back together. Minkens is reportedly the father of Newman’s unborn baby. Newman’s family tried to warn her not to go, but she went anyway leaving a note that read “he already in my hands because he want to get back with me.”
What Newman didn’t know was that her family was right about their suspicions and that she had walked into a trap, a murder plot Minkens had spent several weeks planning. After eating at the restaurant, the pair got into Minkens vehicle where 19-year-old Shante Thomas was hiding. …
On Easter Sunday, the boy allegedly entered the room where his sister and her boyfriend were in bed. He then shot 17-year-old Tyree Bell in the head with a rifle. The bullet exited Bell’s head and then entered the hand and shoulder of the sister.
Bell was pronounced dead at the scene, the sister was taken to the hospital for treatment and released on Monday. The shooting occurred at the home of the sibling’s father’s, but he was not at home at the time of the shooting. Both the teen and his sister are in the state’s protective custody, but had been given Easter passes so that they could visit their family.
Police believe the suspect was upset because his sister was having a physical relationship with Bell. The suspected shooter is a documented gang member, but Bell is not.
The 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault.…
BOYLE HEIGHTS, CA – If you are responsible for the dead teenager found in a storage container on the side of a California highway, police would like to talk to you.
Police where called to an off-ramp of Interstates 5 and 10 after a homeless person made the grisly discovery. The plastic container contained the naked body of 17-year-old Michelle Lozano. “It was partially covered in Target, or some kind of plastic bags, and she was face down in the bushes,” said LAPD Det. DeWain Fields.
Police are investigating Lozano’s death as a homicide and believe she may have been killed somewhere else and dumped from a moving vehicle as the tub was busted open when it was discovered. Her cause of death will be determined today after the The Los Angeles County coroner’s office conducts their examination.
I’m having trouble finding any details on the teen aside from her having a tattoo on each wrist, one reading “Love” and the other “Hate.” Other than that, nothing. Homicide detectives say Lozano is not listed on any missing persons reports.…
CONWAY, N.H. – The body of Krista Dittmeyer was found by divers in a retaining pond about a quarter-mile from where her car was found idling with her infant daughter inside. An autopsy will be conducted to determine Dittmeyer’s cause of death, but police are labeling her death “suspicious.”
Police began searching for Dittmeyer after her car was found on Saturday, sitting in the Cranmore Mountain ski area parking lot. It had been idling there for several hours with the hazard lights flashing. In the backseat was Dittmeyer’s 14-month-old daughter, alive and unharmed.
On Tuesday, police executed search warrants on two vehicles. One was Dittmeyer’s black Nissan Sentra, the other was never revealed to the media. Reports of blood being found in Dittmeyer’s vehicle were not confirmed by police, saying the Conway Police Department “does not comment on specific pieces of evidence.”
No one knows why Dittmeyer was in Conway, but she reportedly had a number of friends in the area. Her family, like a lot of other people, feel she was forced out of the car and that she persuaded that person to leave her daughter behind. …
SLIDELL, La.– The story of the man found shot to death and stuffed in the trunk of his car is gonna get even more interesting than it was when it was first reported.
It all started on Monday afternoon when someone called 911 to report they had heard gunshots coming from a neighbor’s home. When the responding officer arrived at the home of fire battalion chief David Smith, he was greeted by 33-year-old Michael Lizana claiming to be Smith’s roommate. The officer left having no reason to doubt the man’s story, but stuck around the area just in case. He ran into a fellow firefighter of Smith’s and after speaking with him, felt that something wasn’t quite right at the home.
When the officer went back to the home, he was once again greeted by Lizana but the officer went inside the home and found Smith. He was in the trunk of his Camero wrapped in plastic. He had been shot four times. Police arrested Lizana and charged him with first degree murder.…
Calumet City, Illinois – The body of a pregnant teen was found strangled to death in a Cook County Forest Preserve.
The body of 18-year-old Rosemary Newman was discovered Sunday morning by a man walking his dog . After an autopsy on Monday, the medical examiner indicated Newman, who was 9-months pregnant, was strangled.
Newman’s mother says her daughter went out on Saturday night and was expected to return home at about 11:30. When the teenager did not return, Rosie Newman wasn’t worried for her safety, but rather concerned because her daughter was so far into her pregnancy.
“I know she was going to be having the baby pretty sooon. So I just started to worry. She didn’t come back at the time she was supposed to come back,” said Rosie Newman.
Police believe it is likely the Alsip teen was murdered elsewhere and her body dumped in the forest preserve. She was last seen at a restaurant with a friend. While the Newman family does not know who killed Rosemary, they do not believe her murder was random.…
Smith was golfing as part of a foursome at the Denison Country Club on Tuesday at about 4pm, Sheriff’s Sgt. Rickey Wheeler said Wednesday. At the 3rd hole, a fellow golfer, Jim Steward, said Smith’s dog Marty jumped out of the cart and ran to an adjacent home with two dogs.
Steward said then he heard what sounded like a firecracker and he turned to see McInchak with a gun in his hand. An injured and bloodied Marty came running back to the cart.
Steward said that after the first shot McInchak yelled, “Keep your dog off my property,” at which point Smith started walking toward him. According to Steward, Smith said as he approached, “If you’re gonna shoot my dog, shoot me.” Steward added, “And the guy shot him. I mean bam. He didn’t hesitate.”
Smith collapsed and didn’t get up. Deputies who arrived found Smith in McInchak’s back yard and McInchak standing on his patio about 25 yards away.…
Early Sunday morning, Raymond Mitchell, 34, is said to have stopped at a south London McDonald’s to buy a hot chocolate. While waiting in line, a fight reportedly broke out between two other men who were also in the line. Witnesses say Mitchell intervened to stop the fight. His intervention was not well received.
According to witness accounts, one of the men announced loudly, “You are gonna die tonight, you are not gonna see the morning.” That man is then said to have phoned someone asking him to bring a gun by yelling, “Bring me that thing.”
Mitchell was chased from the McDonald’s into a nearby cul-de-sac. According to the police account, the gun was delivered and Mitchell was beaten and pistol-whipped. Mitchell was then shot three times – including shots to the groin and liver. He was taken to hospital but died hours later.…
Minneapolis, MN – A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly driving onto a sidewalk and intentionally hitting a group of people he had argued with earlier. One man was killed and two others injured.
Timothy Ayman Bakdash had been drinking at the Library Bar when he got into an argument with 23-year-old Ben Van Handel and two other women around 2 a.m. on April 15. The dispute continued outside at which time Bakdash got behind the wheel of his car, went the wrong way on a one-way street and intentionally drove onto the sidewalk in hopes of hitting Handel and the two women.
One witness stated after Handel was struck, Bakdash continued driving down the sidewalk for about 50 feet with Van Handel on the hood. Handel tumbled into the air and into an intersection after his head struck a utility pole. The other two women who were struck, 21-year-old Sarah Anne Bagley and 21-year-old Katelynn Marie Hanson, are recovering from their injuries, Bagley currently unable to walk because of a serious injury to her left leg.…