It appears as if someone is channeling Margaret White….
The child told police her mom, Rhonda Kemp Shoffner, who had been on a three day bender, ordered her to call multiple family members on the afternoon of March 14. When no one answered the child’s calls, Shoffner ordered her into the bathroom and demanded that the child get on her knees.
At that point, the girl said, she knew she was in for a beating. But no amount of begging or pleading helped.
Shoffner began reciting bible verses and expected the girl to repeat them, verbatim.
Shoffner asked her child, “What did God tell the man to do with his son?”
When the girl said she didn’t know, Shoffner said, “God told the man to kill his son.”
Instead, the girl said, “God said to forgive his son,” and Shoffner grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head into the wall, police said.…
The incident happened Friday afternoon at the Child Care of the Future daycare, just minutes after a new surveillance camera had been installed.
A worker at the daycare was watching the camera’s live-feed when she witnessed 52-year-old Sarah Gable, a co-worker that has been at the center since June, assault the girl.
“Gable was seen struggling with the child prior to pushing her down the steps,” the arrest affidavit states. “After the child fell, Gable was observed grabbing her and continuing on.”
You can watch the video below, and the description above is pretty accurate. It was definitely intentional – as evident by the look on Gable’s face when she momentarily looks up at the camera.
Police were called and Gable, who has been working in the daycare industry for the last 25 years, was immediately fired.
Gable was taken into custody that same day on charges of simple assault, harassment that subjected another to physical contact and endangering the welfare of a child.…
The incident happened on Friday while the family of Richie Zaragoza were celebrating the boy’s 10th birthday at the Star Buffet & Grill.
The apple juice that had been ordered for the boy and his 4-year-old half-sister, Ginaya Mendoza, were waiting on the table when the family got back from getting food at the buffet.
Ginaya took a sip from her cup and began throwing up and complaining her stomach hurt. The girl’s mother first thought her daughter had simply gotten sick, but then her son began screaming “it burns” and throwing up blood.
Both children were taken to Lancaster General Hospital with severe burns of the mouth and throat. They were then flown to Hershey Medical Center where they remained in intensive care Saturday afternoon.
Because Richie suffers from cystic fibrosis and diabetes, he has a gastronomy tube in his stomach and a port in his arm for IV medications and will be sedated for several days.…
Police were called to the Beaver’s home last week after receiving a report about domestic assault between George and his wife, Michelle.
When officers arrived on scene, Michelle reported that George was sitting in the living room watching television and that she just happened to pick up a bag of Utz Sour Cream and Onion rippled potato chips that had been sitting on the coffee table.
George apparently said something like, “leave the fucking chips alone.” (Could have been “goddamn chips”, too. Not positive which cuss word was used, so I’ll use my favorite).
Michelle did not leave the fucking chips alone. This angered the Beaver.
George reportedly grabbed Michelle by the face and bit her left cheek, just below the eye, tearing off a piece of skin and causing her to bleed.
George fled the home before officers arrived, prompting them to obtain a warrant for his arrest.…
Tarentum, PA — Police allege Teresa Drum, 38, shot and killed her husband after arguing about a casserole she’d burned, then snapped a quick pic of the body and texted it to a friend, before taking a quicky shower and calling 911.
When police and paramedics arrived at the couple’s home late Monday night, Teresa apparently attempted to convince them her husband, 42-year-old Dennis Drum Sr., killed himself.
Teresa claimed the two had argued over the charred casserole, and the fact that she had sucked down his last beer, and he just put a bullet in his head all on his own. She told police he did this as she was calling 911.
She showed police a picture of the body. She took the pic and texted it to a friend, she explained, because she didn’t know what to do. The friend apparently told her to call 911.
Heh. A good friend would have been over 15 minutes later with a shovel and a bottle of wine. Or a dead hooker.…
Michael Barbee, 32, a teacher from the Early Learning Center Program of St. Francis Parish, was charged Saturday with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and other related offenses.
According to a criminal complaint, police began investigating Barbee after the child apparently informed her parents that Mr.Michael covered her mouth and hurt her with his finger.
Barbee initially denied the accusation, but when faced with a polygraph, reportedly told police he forcibly touched the girl. He had his hand down her pants for about ten seconds, he said, and she said ‘ouch.’ And he claimed he did it because she called him stupid.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia released this statement after Barbee’s arrest:
Mr. Michael Barbee, a teacher at the Early Learning Center Program of Saint Francis Parish in Norristown (Montgomery County) was placed on administrative leave on Friday, February 10th following notification to the parish that he was under investigation by law enforcement for an alleged criminal matter.…
Morrisville, PA – Handyman, William Charles Thomas, 58, has been arrested for sexually assaulting multiple children after homeowner discovers disgusting details written on plywood he had used to renovate his home.
Police were notified after a piece of plywood was found in an empty trailer that Thomas had been renovating. On it was written in detail how he had sexually abused two children around Christmas in 2014. He gained access to the children when their father asked Thomas to watch them while he ran to the store to get tape for their presents. One of them being a 2 year old.
Philadelphia police searched Thomas’s home and found what they are calling a “perverse shrine” inside his trailer with as many as 1,000 pairs of used girl’s underwear as well as, chronicles of his crimes depicted with graphic images and writings. They found children’s toys and dolls placed in sexual positions and a handwritten note outlining that the rules of the room involved all kids being naked. Polaroid pictures with the names of three other possible victims were also recovered from his home.…
Judith Permar was apparently using a step ladder to reach into the box to remove the articles inside, police say. The ladder collapsed, which led to door slamming down on her left arm, breaking both the arm and the wrist. Permar, unable to free her arm, was left hanging from the box.
“She was fishing bags out and the ladder she was standing on gave way and she couldn’t get her hand loose,” Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush said.
Police say Permar went fishing for the clothing sometime around 2:00 Sunday morning and was found approximately six hours later.
Bags filled with clothing and shoes were reportedly found in the immediate vicinity, her black Hummer still idling nearby.
This wasn’t her first visit to the box that killed her…. police had received a report of a woman who was driving a black Hummer removing items from the bin back in November.…
According to police, 57-year-old Kenneth Fenske began sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy in 2009 while at “furry” parties he hosted at his home.
The boy said Fenske dressed up as a Red Fox called “Lupine” and would take him upstairs during the parties and sexually abuse him. The boy said the abuse occurred multiple times over a seven-year period.
Fenske was arrested on Friday and charged with rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and unlawful contact with a minor. Along with Fenske, police also arrested David Parker, 38; Jeffrey Harvey, 40; Craig Knox and Stephen Taylor in connection with the case.
Parker, who reportedly was the one who took the boy to the parties, is charged with child rape, possession of child pornography and other related offenses. Harvey is charged with unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a cell phone, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and statutory sexual assault.…
Moore Township, PA — David Cantrell, 42, was charged with charged aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment Sunday, after allegedly punching and choking his mother because she changed the channel.
According to the victim, Cantrell began arguing with her about a television program that evening. When she flipped the channel, Cantrell pitched a big ol’ fit.
The woman reportedly told police her son punched her in the mouth, then picked her up and slammed her to the floor. He then screamed, “I hope you die!” and choked her until she was unconscious, police say.
“I thought he was going to kill me,” she told police.
When she regained consciousness, she managed to break away from her son and alert neighbors.
Cantrell was ordered held on $75,000 bail and is required to undergo psychiatric treatment. It’s unclear which program it was his mom wanted to watch.…
There’s a lot of details with this case, so I’m going to start at the beginning.
Back in July, 41-year-old Sara Packer went to police to report her adopted daughter, 14-year-old Grace Packer, had run away from home after an argument. She explained she had done this before and that on this occasion, she had taken $300 from the home.
Over the next several months, the Abington Township Police Department investigated Grace’s disappearance, but without the help of Sara. They say Sara ignored them, didn’t let Grace’s family know she was missing and continued to collect a Social Security check in the girl’s name – spending over $3000 of the funds.
In November, Packer was charged with hindering attempts to find her daughter and later released on bail.
On October 31, hunters would find a head and torso in the woods and called police.…
Police were making a welfare check at a home Monday afternoon after 40-year-old Sheri Shermeyer made a disturbing post on Facebook to her husband.
The entire post can be read below (it is scathing), but in the message she expresses her unhappiness with the way her husband, John, treated her and their son, as well as his drinking.
In the message she flat out tells him he would never see his son again and that he doesn’t deserve a son to carry on his name. She also tells him she hopes he drinks himself to death thinking about all he had lost.
“Hope I don’t see you in Hell,” she tells him near the end of the message. This message, as you can imagine, is what had someone call police to check on her and her son.…
Police were called to the home of a couple after someone went inside to check on the family that had not been seen or heard from in a week.
Once inside, they found 27-year-old Jason Chambers and 19-year-old Chelsea Cardaro dead from heroin overdoses. Chambers was on the first floor while Cardaro was found in a second-floor bathroom.
But they got off lucky compared to their 5-month-old daughter, Summer Chambers. She was found dead in a bassinet after suffering “three to four days” of dehydration and starvation.
Officials believe the family has been dead for a week. Neighbors last saw the family Dec. 11, and thought they had taken a planned trip to New York.
“It’s an unfortunate incident where they both possibly overdosed at the same time – and being from out of town, not having anybody in town,” said Johnstown police Capt. Chad Miller. “It was too long for anybody to notice that they were missing.”
This isn’t the first time police had been to the home on an overdose call.…
Authorities began investigating 28-year-old Kaitlin Plascjak after receiving a cyber-tip in August that led them to her mobile home where she lives with her mother.
According to the criminal complaint, Skype reported someone with the username kaleidoscopickittie was uploading suspected child pornography and provided them with the user’s IP address.
This led investigators to the mobile home Plascjak shared with her mother. A search of her computer and cellphone yielded hundreds of images and videos depicting “infants, toddlers and preteens exposing themselves” as well as “infants being sexually assaulted.”
Police said Plascjak admitted to owning the child porn and that she once had more than they found. She said she deleted it before she underwent surgery because she didn’t want anyone to find it if something went wrong.
Plascjak told police “she has no children and viewing child pornography is a coping mechanism for her because she was molested when she was younger.”
Police arrested Plascjak and charged her with disseminating child pornography, possessing child pornography and criminal use of a communications facility.…
According to state police, Jacob Remaley woke up retrieved his father’s Ruger LCP .380 Auto handgun from the kitchen after his father left for work.
After loading the gun, he went into his mother’s bedroom and, at close range, shot her in the forehead as she slept. He then went into his younger brother’s bedroom and shot him in the head, also at close range.
Afterwards, he tossed the gun in his bed and called 911 to report his father had killed his mother and brother.
“Why didn’t he kill me? I need help,” he told the operator before hanging up. The operator called him back and he told them he didn’t know why his father put the gun in his bed.
When emergency services arrived at his home, Jacob told them that the firearm was still inside. Citing safety concerns, they gave the kid a blanket and moved down the street to wait for police to arrive.…
Allegheny County police say 21-year-old Christian Clark was arguing with the boy’s father Tuesday night over his alleged infidelities.
Over a three hour period, she sent a series of disturbing video and texts including, “Ya kids ain’t safe here I don’t want them here” and “I’m killing them”
She then smothered their son by pushing him face-down into the bedding of an air mattress. She also attempted to do the same with the boy’s 2-year-old sister.
At 10:14 p.m., Clark sent him pictures of the boy face down on the bed and a video showing the girl lying face down on a bed before panning to their son in the same position.
“Ahh, look, Angel is still alive and sweating your son on the other hand is not even breathing,” Clark says in the video. “I wish I could keep the camera still.”
The father replied that she should send the video to the cops because he didn’t care anymore and she’d ruined his life.…
Theophilous Washington, 20, was with his pregnant girlfriend Friday morning when he suggested she take some water from his fridge as she was leaving.
When she returned to her on-campus room and drank from the water bottle, she felt a burning sensation in her throat, vomited, and then called 911. Police eventually interviewed her and Washington, who admitted he’d put bleach in the water his girlfriend drank.
He explained that he did not want his girlfriend to have the baby, and hoped to kill it by having his girlfriend drink bleach.
In response to his surprise abortion attempt, Washington was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child as well as reckless endangering. He is being held in jail on $1 million bail. Dayum!
“The charges are twisted and the intended result nothing short of horrifying,” said District Attorney Craig Stedman. Washington’s girlfriend and her 2-month-old fetus appeared unharmed, according to the doctor who examined her.…
The incident happened last year after the boy’s mother left him in the care of Kernechel while she went out with friends. The next morning, she found her son sleeping on his bedroom floor with his face beaten, lips swollen and missing three teeth.
The boy told his mother that Kernechel was responsible for his injuries and that he was not nice.
She rushed the boy to the hospital and brought along a bag containing the boy’s teeth. “The teeth were bloody but intact, from the tooth through the top of the root,” authorities said in a statement. A medical examination indicated that his “teeth were pulled out.”
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the teeth were “physically extracted, removed from his mouth, forcefully” and that afterward, Kernechel left the boy “to suffer overnight until the morning when his mother found him and saw what had been done.”
When interviewed, Kernechel first told officers he had no idea how the boy was injured.…