Police say 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford returned home with her daughter, aged 10, and five-year-old son at around 1:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Inside her daughter’s bedroom, Ford would encounter 59-year-old David McCrary who had entered the home through the back bedroom ‘s window.
After a brief confrontation, Ford used a personal handgun to shoot McCrary one time. Ford then called 911 to report she had fatally shot a home intruder. Responding officers would find McCrary dead in the bedroom.
Police have confirmed that McCrary had no connection with Ford or her family, but that he did suffer from mental illness. No charges have been filed against Ford, who is cooperating with investigators, but detectives are still determining if the shooting was self-defense.
As for why McCrary was in the home to begin with, we may never know for sure. However, a neighbor said that the home had been vacant for a while before Ford moved in and that squatters would often stay inside the home.…
The girl’s father, Mike McGloghlon, said his daughter had gone to bed after participating in a children’s birthday party held at the home.
When he went to check on her later, he found Jaina with a three-foot Mylar balloon over her head.
“He took the covers off and found the balloon on her head,” said the child’s grandfather, who was in the home. “The only thing we could think is that she opened it, to suck the helium out and put it over her head and she suffocated.”
Mike cut off the balloon and performed CPR for an hour until emergency services arrived. Unfortunately, Jaina died. Officials have ruled her death an accident and there will not be an official investigation.
Did you know the Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that balloons are the leading cause of death by suffocation among children in the US? Me neither.
But before you parents freak out, that’s only 110 children who have died between 1973 and 2011 — and most of those deaths involved deflated or broken pieces of balloons.…
We have a slew of wood chipper related deaths reported on this site. Each one of them were horrific and one contained a term made by a medical examiner that I will never forget: total morselization.
But a man trimming trees last Friday beat the odds after he survived being pulled head first into a wood chipper. The man was feeding limbs into the machine when a harness he was wearing became entangled.
Before he was able to untangle himself, he was dragged head first into the wood chipper. However, the lucky son-of-a-bitch was saved from certain death when his leg tripped the safety bar that turned off the machine just as his helmeted head hit the blades.
The unidentified man, described only as being in his 20s, was taken to the hospital to treat a broken leg and a head injury, but he is expected to make a full recovery.…
Andrea Drennan, 33, was recently diagnosed with a condition that makes sexual intercourse painful. Her husband of five years wasn’t as sympathetic to her pain as she would have liked, so she took matters into her own hands.
After repeated attempts to get him to understand, followed by him ignoring any discomfort she had, she took a hunting knife to bed with her. When he tried again, she stuck him in the neck.
Drennan told the responding sheriff’s deputies that she didn’t plan on killing her husband, she just wanted to “show that he couldn’t hurt me anymore.” She said in hindsight she would probably have hit him in the head with a flashlight instead of stabbing him in the neck with a knife.
Drennan has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on a count of first-degree assault. No word on the condition of her husband.…
Abel was reportedly taken from her home sometime Monday by three teens — a 14-year-old girl, 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy — and forced into the trunk of her own car.
At around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday and hundreds of miles later, the teens stopped at a Walmart in Wood Village, Oregon and went inside a store. This is about the time Abel decided she’d had about enough of this shit, and took the opportunity to pop the car’s trunk.
After running inside the Walmart looking for help, a Walmart employee called police. When officers arrived, they spotted the three teens across the street at a gas station and took them into custody.
They are now in an Oregon juvenile detention facility facing charges of kidnapping, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and reckless endangerment.
Despite her ordeal, Abel was unharmed and returned home after being checked out by doctors.…
ROSEBURG, OR – Police have confirmed at least 15 people have been killed after someone opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.
County commissioner Chris Boice, at least 15 to 20 people were shot injured in the mass shooting before the shooter was “brought down.” The only other information released about the shooter is that they are in custody.
A school official told reporters that shots were fired at Snyder Hall and that the school was immediately put on lock-down. Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, along with local police and emergency crews, are now at the 100-acre campus.
Students are being searched by authorities before being released from the school. They, along with faculty, are being bused to a nearby fairground where they can be picked up.
Roseburg is a city of about 22,000 people located about 70 miles south of Eugene, Oregon, and some 180 miles south of Portland. Umpqua Community College has a 100-acre campus with about 3,000 full time students and 16,000 part-time students.…
PORTLAND, OR – Police arrested 27-year-old Jeff Rubin on Friday after he allegedly pissed all over fellow passengers on JetBlue flight.
According to witnesses, Rubin had been sleeping for the majority of the flight from Anchorage, but about 30 minutes before landing, “he stood up and began urinating through the crack of the seat onto the passengers seated in front of him.”
But Rubin wasn’t finished. As he was pissing on the passengers in front of him, Rubin lost his balance and fell backwards and “urinate(d) upwards which got the passengers and seats next to him as well as some other passengers’ personal belongings.”
After the plane landed, Port of Portland Police boarded and found Rubin passed out in his seat. An officer then began interviewing passengers. “At one point, the officer was like, ‘Who got peed on?“‘ said Suzanna Caldwell, who was sitting two rows in front of Rubin.
The way she describes it, no one yelled or screamed after getting pissed on, which turns the entire thing into something hilarious (to me, not the people he pissed on) into something, well, kinda odd.…
LINCOLN COUNTY, OR – Police have arrested Tommy Larson after he was accused of killing a dog by purposely dragging it behind his truck for at least two miles.
Back in April, a witness called police to report a truck that had driven past him with a dog being dragged behind it. He said he turned around and tried to catch up with the driver, thinking they were unaware of what was happening.
It soon became clear to the man that the driver, according to the witness, was fully aware of what he was doing and had no intentions of stopping.
“I pretty much realized he was doing on purpose,” said David Kauffman. “I was trying to get in the center lane, flashing my lights to get their attention, but then I see the passenger put his arm out and he flips me off. As I tried to get around them, they tried to run me off the road.”
The driver of the truck, later identified as 21-year-old Tommy Larson, eventually left the dog in the middle of the road and drove off.…
SPRINGFIELD, OR — Police have arrested 38-year-old Jeremy Ringquist after the bodies of his parents were found stuffed inside a freezer at their home.
According to reports, Ringquist had recently moved from Chicago and into the home of his parents, Randy, 63 and Karen, 65, following a divorce and a disability that prevented him from working.
Neighbors described Karen as sweet, but say Randy was a raging alcoholic who verbally abused both Karen and his son. According to Karen’s cousin, Mark Cestaric, the abuse was worse than verbal.
He said Randy was physically and mentally abusive to Karen and, after he moved back home, so was Jeremy. Cestaric said he talked to Karen by phone every week and that the last time he talked to her, on May 22, she said Jeremy had kicked her.
“Karen and her husband, they didn’t get along, he was abusive to her. And then their son moved in and he was also abusive. He’s a 300-pound kid,” Cestaric said. “Her life was miserable and I tried to tell her to get out.…
SALEM, OR – Rudi Espinoza, 24, has been arrested for working out any issues he had with his mother’s cat by lopping off its head.
According to reports Espinoza knocked on his neighbor’s door at midnight, dressed only in boxers, covered in scratches and blood. The neighbor called 911. When the police arrived Espinoza answered the door still covered in blood in his boxers acting strangely as if he were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Officers would note that Espinoza was covered in claw and bite marks. Upon further investigation the headless body of his mother’s cat would be found inside his residence. It was noted the cat’s tail was also broken. A kitchen knife found at the scene is believed to be the weapon he used to kill the cat.
When questioned, Espinoza told deputies that he had killed the cat, “…because it was evil and nosy.” It has been alleged that his motivation for killing the cat was to cause his mother pain, which I’m positive he succeeding in doing.…
Turner, OR — A 24-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she struck her boyfriend of two years in the head with a baseball bat, fracturing his skull, because she just didn’t want to be his girlfriend anymore.
Haley Fox and the alleged victim reportedly “met” on the internet a couple years ago. Just recently, the 26-year-old man decided to move from Alabama to Oregon to set up house with Fox.
When he arrived at Fox’s home Wednesday, she invited him to have a seat at a patio table decked out with candles, where she poured him a glass of wine. D’awwww!
Then, according to the victim, Fox requested that he close his eyes. When he did so, he said, she knocked him upside the back of the head with a baseball bat three times.
The man later told police that shortly after the presumably unprovoked attack, another woman appeared at the home. He could hear the two women talking, he said, saying words like “binding,” “him,” and “duct tape.” He told police he truly believed he was going to die.…
In October 2013, Norgren walked into his brother’s room and began babbling about nonsense. He then punched out a window, cutting his hand, and wandered outside. He was eventually discovered by a hunter in the woods, standing by the hunter’s ATV.
Norgren approached the hunter and wrestled away his rifle, then allegedly said, “Sasquatch kills the hunter.” Norgren then knocked the hunter unconscious by hitting him over the head with a rock. When the hunter came to, Norgren was on top of him trying to remove his arms.
“When Mr. McDonald was unconscious, Linus Norgren, with unspeakable violence, caused two fractured and dislocated arms,” the prosecutor told the jury. “He systematically and violently ripped Mr. McDonald’s arms out of his torso.”
Norgren then began strangling the hunter, shoved his fingers down the man’s throat and gouged his eyes.…
GRANTS PASS, OR – Stephen Williams Jr., 26, and Amanda Hancock, 21, have been charged with starving their 7-week-old son to death while Hancock was busy self-lactating online for paying customers.
Last month, and ambulance was called to the couple’s home to treat an infant who’d stopped breathing. Data Hancock would die later, despite best efforts to revive him. The couple was arrested on murder charges on Tuesday after an autopsy revealed the infant had starved to death.
According to the charging documents, the couple showed “extreme indifference” to human life by failing to provide Data Hancock adequate food and medical care. The couple admitted that they never took Data to any doctor appointments and didn’t participate in any prenatal care before Data was born.
Williams told investigators the baby was fed milk a few times a day, but he did notice the baby was losing weight. He didn’t call the doctor “because that was Amanda’s responsibility.”
One reason why the infant may have went hungry was because Hancock’s breast milk was being sprayed out of her nips for the enjoyment of paying customers.…
Ronald Kopf Jr. was indicted Wednesday, after admitting to police he had been raping the girl for more than a year. And as mentioned previously, this was the same girl his son, 29-year-old Christopher Kopf, was convicted for sexually assaulting when she was 13.
In Christopher’s case, both the victim and the suspect initially denied any sort of sexual contact — though the girl later admitted that the two had kissed. Christopher confessed after police presented him with DNA evidence. He pleaded guilty to first degree sex abuse in August of 2013, and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Ronald was busted after the victim told her mother she had been in a year-long sexual relationship with Ronald. Um, eww. Between the two of them, I just don’t think there’s enough alcohol, anywhere. Ever.
Anyway, Ronald admitted to providing the girl with cigarettes, money and marijuana.…
Police have arrested Joel Lemasters, 26, after they say he threw a peach pie at a woman who refused to give him a cigarette.
According to reports, Lemasters approached the woman at around 8 a.m. and asked to bum a smoke. When she refused, Lemasters got angry and threw a peach pie at her car window and began kicking her vehicle.
“He got really mad and started yelling,” Sgt. Dan Kraus, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. “Then he wound up and threw a pie at her.”
Police arrived at the scene and found Lemasters trying to assault he woman again. A deputy was able to intervene and throw Lemasters to the ground. He was taken into custody and has been charged with suspicion of harassment, criminal mischief and violating parole from a previous conviction.
Lemasters, who has no permanent address, is currently residing in Clackamas County Jail.…
Child-molestation Victim To Register As Sex Offender After Having Baby With Mentally Disabled BrotherJanuary 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm by Morbid
PORTLAND, OR – A 25-year-old child molestation victim has been ordered to register as a sex offender after admitting to having a baby with her mentally disabled, teenage brother.
The woman pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual abuse as part of a plea deal that would have her avoiding prison time. The judge took into account the fact that the woman is a sexual assault victim herself.
From the ages of 8 to 11, the woman was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. That man is currently serving a 20 year prison sentence.
After her arrest last August, the woman would admit that she had sex with her developmentally disabled brother 10 times between 2013 and 2014 while he was living with her. Even worse, she would go on to give birth to his baby.
He was under 18 at the time and has an IQ of 54, according to a probable cause affidavit. He is currently living with his mother, but there is no word on who currently has custody of the baby.…
SEAL ROCK, OREGON – A woman who routinely blogged about her struggles caring for her autistic son has been charged with murder after she found a way to end her frustrations by chucking his ass off a bridge.
Police say 34-year-old Jillian McCabe threw her 6-year-old son, London, off the Yaquina Bay Bridge and then called Newport Police Department to tell them what she’d done. Police would find McCabe near the bridge and interview her before London’s body was spotted in the water by someone from a restaurant nearby.
McCabe was arrested and charged with aggravated murder, murder and first-degree manslaughter. Her bail has been set at $750,000.
Family members say McCabe has been dealing with several setbacks recently, aside from raising her non-verbal and autistic son. Her husband was diagnosed with MS and a mass in his brain stem, as well as the death of her father.
Despite all of this, no one thought she would ever kill her son.
“Jillian was always so patient with him, and loving.…
PORTLAND, OR– Two of the four teens we reported on earlier this year have been sentenced to prison after beating a 16-year-old boy and carving a swastika into his face.
Back in February, 15-year-old Jenna Montgomery lured Dustyn Murrain into a shed during a snowstorm. Waiting inside the shed where Blue Kalmbach, 15; Jess Taylor, 17; and Shane Connell, 14.
According to the initial reports, the three teens struck Murrain in the head with a crowbar, shot him in the chest, groin and index finger with a bb gun, forced him to swallow a cat turd, and then carved a swastika into his forehead. All four teens were quickly arrested after Murrain ran from the shed and called for help from a nearby service station.
Montgomery, Kalmbach, Taylor, and 14-year-old Shane Connell were arrested and charged with second-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping, criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery.
The teens told police the motive was retaliation for Murrain’s bullying, but this was later called into question after several comments on news articles stated Murrain hadn’t lived in the area long and considered the teens his friends.…