Hope you are all having a GLORIOUS Saturday. At least better than some of these individuals that have been featured in Reality Bites. Cheer up and remember, it can ALWAYS get worse.
Donna Smith — A woman and her toddler daughter were found dead in their home Thursday afternoon in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. They may have been dead for sometime. Authorities say the relative who notified them of the deaths had not heard from Smith for several days.
Dawn Morris - A central Illinois mother is behind bars after police say she encouraged her 15-year-old daughter to fight another girl in a recorded confrontation that was later posted on the Internet. In the video, you see the 15 year olds centennial students fighting. Dawn Morris is the mom heard telling her daughter to “beat her up” and “don’t get tired baby.”
Michelle Sprang - Convicted a of second-degree murder Friday in the death of a Addie Mae Lee who was killed with a toilet tank lid.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, Arizona–House guests…ugh…mine tend to wear out their welcome real quick. After a day or two, they start to get a bit demanding; ‘I need a clean towel.’ ‘You need to buy more milk.’ ‘I need you to bury this body.’ ‘Dammit, I need you to dig up that body.’ ‘You’re out of toilet paper.’ ‘Why did you lock me out of the house again?’ etc. What a pain in the ass.…Continue Reading
Prosecutors say they’re considering rape and molestation allegations against Melissa Huckaby. San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Robert Himmelblau said Monday that a homicide charge against Huckaby could include the special circumstances of rape with a foreign object, lewd and lacivious conduct with a child and murder in the course of a kidnapping.
Tracy, CA–We have been following the story on the disappearance of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, in the forums for weeks. For those of you unfamiliar with the case, here’s a bit of background. On March 27, Sandra went to a friend’s home to play…she never returned. Sandra’s body was found last Sunday, stuffed into a suitcase and thrown into an irrigation pond. Today, an arrest was made. Melissa Huckaby, 28, is being charged with the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Cantu.…Continue Reading
…so he killed his children and himself.
Graham, Washington–Maxine, 16, was just learning to drive and hoped to someday become a cosmetologist. Jayme, 14, was a shy and quiet girl who loved video games. Samantha, 12, wanted to be a veterinarian. Heather, 8, loved being outside. James Jr., 7, was an energetic child with dreams of joining the Navy when he grew up. Those hopes and dreams will never be realized. Enraged over his wife’s supposed infidelities, their father, James Harrison, killed each and every one of them.
Texas - I am late putting this up because I completely missed it until I saw it listed in the Daily Bite. On Wednesday, Carl Drake was attacked by his bi-polar stepson, Seth Tatum. He was attacked with a pair of hedge clippers and suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull. Seth left the residence and ended up at a home 3 miles away. Witnesses state that Seth struck up a conversation with homeowner and then went inside. A short time later, Seth was seen driving away in the man’s car. On Thursday, Seth Tatum drove to the Travis County Courthouse, pulled into a parking space and approached a few officers. He then stated “By the way, that’s a stolen car and Im pretty sure I killed the owner of that car.”…Continue Reading
Union County, North Carolina–In February, a story was posted in our forums about the discovery of a dead infant left near a burn pile in Union County. The infant, with umbilical cord still attached, had been full-term and had been born alive. There is a possibility the baby may have lived for several hours after being dumped near the burn pile. With all of the Safe Haven laws that exist, who could do such a thing?
Months later, through DNA, that question has been answered. Erica Denise Kelly gave birth to a full-term baby girl and left her to die in a pile of garbage.…Continue Reading
Continuing to highlight some novels based on true crimes, I am reposting a review of Douglas Preston and Mario Spez’s novel, The Monster of Florence. The novel details what happens when Preston and Spezi try to identify the serial killer known as The Monster of Florence. They think the have found their man, when Preston is asked to leave the country and Spezi is thrown in Italy’s Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. I thought this would be a good second choice for this new column, especially since United Artists will produce a film version of the novel that Tom Cruise will produce and possibly star in.…Continue Reading
Mobile, AL - If you want to spend many happy years eating Domino’s Meatzza Pizzas, for god’s sake don’t kill the pizza delivery dude! Marvin Davis, Joshua James, and an unnamed friend missed this crucial life lesson: on Friday night they shot and killed their pizza man.…Continue Reading
Milton, MA–Samantha ‘Princesse’ Revelus, 17, was on the honor roll and heading to UMass Boston in the fall. It was just five years ago that Samantha and her younger sister, 9-year-old Saraphina moved to the states from Haiti. Not a typical teen, Samantha put boys and romance on hold, focusing on her studies instead. ‘She would just come home and do homework and go to church on Sunday,’ said Jessica Revelus of her adopted sister.
Bianca Revelus just turned five on Friday. She was an outgoing preschooler hooked on cartoons, grapes, and yogurt. She loved to tease her family and playmates with mischief and games. On the day of her death, her birthday cake sat on the kitchen table, awaiting candles and a giggly little girl to make a wish and blow them out. Samantha won’t be attending college and Bianca will never see another birthday. Both girls were brutally and viciously murdered by their brother, 23-year-old Kerby Revelus. (Myspace)…Continue Reading
Wheatfield, Indiana- On March 11, 2009, family members of Rosalba Silvana Ricchio, 54, were alerted by a neighbor who had not seen her since Monday, March 9. After paying a visit to Ricchio’s home, they reported her missing to the police. Her house was in disarray and one of the phone lines had been pulled out or cut. Things didn’t look like they normally would if you left the house voluntarily. Another key component was that her two Pomeranians, that she basically worshiped, were locked in a bathroom. Her family and other people in the area said every time she left, she took her dogs. Based on evidence at Ricchio’s residence, investigators immediately believed her disappearance was suspicious.…Continue Reading
Tayaun Chism (Myspace)
Indianapolis, IN–Tayaun Chism, 18, beat the shit out of a 14-month-old baby because she failed to show him respect. Lillianna Goodmann died on Friday, two days after she was beaten for more than an hour. Not only was she disrespectful to Chism, she wouldn’t eat her dinner. For that, she received the ultimate punishment, death.
Fort Lauderdale, FL- One thing I learned, after being married for going on 15 years, is that you don’t mess with a man’s beer. If my hubby wants a cold one when he gets home, especially after working a 16-hour shift, it’s there for him in the fridge. He’s been disappointed a few times when I forgot to pick some up, but he never thought about killing me because of it. At least, I hope not. This is the reason why Robert Conde is gracing our front page today. A lot of crazy people kill for the most ignorant reasons and murdering someone over beer is one of them.…Continue Reading
Palatka, FL–DayQuone Hill, 8, may have been trying to protect his mother Tuesday night when he got into the middle of a fight between her and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Zachariah ‘Gator’ Williams. Zachariah’s anger turned from the mother to her child…he stabbed DayQuone half a dozen times or more with a pair of scissors.…Continue Reading
Cincinnati, OH–The lovely young lady you see above is 13-year-old Esme Kenney. Esme, the baby of the family, was a seventh-grader who attended the School for Creative & Performing Arts. A gifted child, she was a vocal music major and an instrumental music major. She sang in the choir and played the cello in the junior high orchestra. She loved talking on the phone, playing cello, and doing homework.
Esme went out for a jog on Saturday…she never made it back home.…Continue Reading
….and her unborn son.
New Castle, PA–Kenzie Houk, 26, a mother of two beautiful daughters, was excited about the impending arrival of a son. He was due in just two weeks…she was going to name him Christopher. She never got to meet little Christopher. The lives of both Kenzie and Christopher were cut short the morning of February 20. Their killer? 11-year-old Jordan Brown.…Continue Reading
Fort Worth, Texas- The King of Pop is dead. Well, the king who supposedly popped Dina Jackson around is, anyhow. She is claiming that she killed her husband, 37-year old Michael Jackson, in self defense. Is this true, or is she just a Dirty Dina?…Continue Reading
Hancock, MD–Clarence Meyers, 38, was faced with a dilemma. He and his girlfriend, Melissa Lindeman, had lost their jobs at an auto-parts factory. Meyers went on unemployment and Lindeman worked at a burger joint to provide for the family. Recently, Meyers’ unemployment checks came to a halt…he was desperate. He needed a plan and he needed it quick.
His plan was this–he would burn his house down, right? Yeah! Then everyone in the community would feel sorry for him and the donations would just come rolling in. Fucking brilliant! Except for one thing, Lindeman’s two daughters died in that fire.…Continue Reading
Valentine’s day. Friday the 13th. I know which one of these scares me more. So many couples fall apart as this horrid holiday approaches. Muzzammil Hassan took this quite literally. Due to a threatened divorce from Aasiya, Muzzammil lost his head a bit, and then made sure his wife lost hers all the fucking way.…Continue Reading
Virginia Beach, VA–Details are still emerging on this story, but one thing is known for sure…Joshua D. Hagerman died on Tuesday. He was just 5-years-old. His father, 33-year-old Joseph Hagerman, stabbed him. Sources close to the investigation say that Joshua was decapitated.…Continue Reading
Raleigh, NC - Larry Whitfield was a 20-year-old man with no prior criminal record until this week. Now, due to a string of very bad decisions that led to his scaring 79-year-old Mary Parnell to death, he stands accused of first degree murder. I’ll tell you what: that’s one hell of a bad week.…Continue Reading