Lafayette, LA – A woman kidnapped by her violent ex-boyfriend was rescued by family members after they shot and killed her captor.
Last Wednesday, Bethany Arceneaux, 29, was abducted by her estranged boyfriend, Scott Thomas, who is also the father of their 2 year old son. The kidnapping took place in a daycare parking lot as she was picking up their son. A witness observed Bethany screaming, honking the horn and trying to fight off Thomas and begging someone to take the boy. The witness, Derrimetrie Robinson, was able to take the child as Thomas shoved Bethany into his car and sped away.
That evening, police found Thomas’ white Buick near a field with one of Bethany’s shoes in it, but, other than that, there were no new leads and no sign of Bethany, until Friday. That’s when police and family were searching for her in the fields near where Thomas’ Buick was left, and residents gave the family members a tip about an abandoned house in a field nearby. …
Danvers, MA – A 14-year-old student at Danvers High School has been accused of stabbing a 24-year-old math teacher to death inside the school before hiding her body in nearby woods.
On Tuesday evening, Philip Chism was reported missing after the teen did not return home from school. The lead scorer for the high school’s soccer team also did not show up for an afternoon practice, or a dinner at a teammates house later that night.
At around 11:30 pm, Colleen Ritzer was reported missing by her family after she did not return home from Danvers High School, where she taught math, and was not answering her cell phone. When police went to the school to search for Ritzer, they found a second-floor bathroom covered in blood.
About an hour later, Chism was found walking alone along Route 1 and was taken to the police station. A short time later, police returned to Danvers High and found Ritzer’s dead body in a wooded area near the school. She’d been stabbed to death.…
Oak Lawn, IL – We’ve featured so many murdered babies over the years that I’ve lost count. But this story out of Illinois comes complete with a mental image that will stick with me for as long as the “My Daddy Ate My Eyes Out” story has.
Police say 62-year-old Alfreda Giedrojc used a sledgehammer to bash in her 6-month-old granddaughter’s head before using a knife to slit the baby’s throat.
It happened on Sunday morning, after Giedrojc’s son-in-law left his 6-month-old daughter, Vivian Summers, in his parents-in-law’s home. He and Giedrojc’s husband then left the home to work on a rehab project across the street, leaving Giedrojc alone with Vivian.
Once everyone was out of the house, Giedrojc picked Vivian up off of the couch where she was sleeping, and placed her on the floor. She then went to a closet to retrieve a sledgehammer she’d placed the night before, and then used it to repeatedly hit the infant in the head.
When Vivian would not stop moving and crying, Giedrojc grabbed a knife from the kitchen.…
PHOENIX , AZ – Looks like God is up to his old shenanigans after he allegedly instructed a man to stab his mother to death.
Authorities say 38-year-old Joseph Cecil attacked his mother, 65-year-old Ronna Thomas, with a knife inside her home. He then chased his 63-year-old aunt out of the house and attacked her in the yard. He only stopped his attack because a neighbor came to the woman’s defense and whacked Cecil with a shovel.
When police arrived, they found Cecil on the ground with the neighbor standing over him with the shovel, and his bloody aunt lying in the front yard. Inside the home they found Thomas suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.
Police said that had the neighbor not intervened with his trusty shovel, they have no doubt Cecil would have claimed two lives. When detectives asked Cecil why he attacked his mother and her sister, he told them that God had told him to.
One of these days God may end up telling someone to cut their neighbor’s grass, or to become an integral part of society, but seems he still suffers from a bit of blood-lust.…
Orange, TX – Days after 22-year-old Christopher Philmon posted on Facebook that one day he’ll eat human flesh, he was charged with murdering his uncle and kidnapping his girlfriend.
Last week, Philmon made a post on his Facebook page that stated, “One day I will eat human and finally find out if it really tastes like pork”. At 12:34 a.m. Monday morning, police received a call from Philmon’s girlfriend who claimed he’d kidnapped and assaulted her.
The woman said she picked Philmon up at near the home he shared with his uncle, 50-year-old Roy James Philmon. She said once in the car, he admitted to murdering his uncle and forced her to drive to Louisiana. She eventually convinced him they should go back to Texas where she dropped him back off at his home.
After getting out of her car there, Philmon got into his uncle’s Cadillac and drove away. When police arrived at the home, they found blood that led from the driveway to the front porch. They found Roy dead in his bedroom, with multiple new holes made by a kitchen knife.…
EFFINGHAM, IL – A man in Illinois has been charged with the murder of his 7-year-old niece after claiming that she fell on a stick andneeded to be put “out of her misery.”
Willow Long, 7, lived at her grandparents’ home with her mother, Ciarra and her uncle, Justin. Willow was reported missing on Sunday after her mother said she lay down for a nap, leaving the girl watching television with her 3-year-old brother, and woke up to find she’d vanished.
When she asked her son about Willow’s whereabouts, the boy pointed to the front door. Willow had apparently changed clothes before leaving the house, and had left her glasses behind. After failing to locate her, Willow’s mother called police.
Investigators were first working on the theory that Willow had left the house to re-enact scenes from THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, the movie she was allegedly watching when she was last seen, so the search initially focused on nearby bodies of water.
More than 300 volunteers and members of the FBI, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Watson Police and the Illinois State Patrol took part in the search that ended 30 hours later, when four volunteers found Willow’s body a few miles from her home.…
Knotts Island, NC – The teen convicted of stabbing her newborn to death with a pair of scissors was sentenced to a decade behind bars.
Two years ago, 16-year-old Rebecca Blackmore was charged with first-degree murder after she used a pair of scissors to stab her newborn daughter to death shortly after squishing her out.
Afterwards, she showed up at the emergency room showing signs of having recently given birth, but had no baby. When questioned, she reportedly told police the child was stillborn and they could find the body in her bedroom closet.
She was right about a dead baby in her closet, but not about the stillborn part. An autopsy showed the baby girl was alive at birth and for a short time thereafter. That is, until Blackmore stabbed her newborn daughter with a pair of scissors.
On Monday, Blackmore was sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder, said District Attorney Frank Parrish.
What makes this story even more infuriating is that North Carolina, like many other states, has a Safe Haven Law.…
Lincoln, NE – Police say an argument between two women resulted in one of the women allegedly stabbing the other in the face with a stiletto heel.
According to the police report, 28-year-old Julia Bol and the 41-year-old Rebeca Boss had just left a baby shower when they got into an argument regarding Bol’s relationship with the father of Boss’s kid.
Bol escalated the altercation when she grabbed one of the stilettos Boss had in her hand, then “stabbed her in the face with it.” Bol stabbed Boss so hard that the stiletto heel pierced the victim’s cheek and “had to be pulled out of her face.”
Not satisfied with her handiwork, Bol reportedly knocked Boss to the ground and began choking her. Boss was taken to the hospital to treat some bruising around her neck and a “through and through puncture wound” to her cheek.
Bol was also taken to the hospital to treat a minor arm injury then taken to the Lincoln County jail on charges of felony strangulation and misdemeanor assault.…
Son Of Legendary Red Sox Announcer Murdered Girlfriend Day After Being Released On Domestic Violence ChargeAugust 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm by Agony In Black
WALTHAM, MA – Looks like the only strike zone Jared Remy could find was the one on women he abused, as the son of iconic Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy was arrested Thursday, accused of stabbing his 27-year-old girlfriend to death.
Jared Remy reportedly murdered Jennifer Martel Thursday night in the couples’ apartment. He’s scheduled to be arraigned sometime today on murder and domestic assault charges with a weapon after appearing in court earlier this week for allegedly assaulting Martel.
Remy was released on personal recognizance Wednesday, a day before he killed Martel. According to a statement by Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan, the bail recommendation made by her office was based, in part, on a conversation with the victim. “The bail recommendation was based on a totality of circumstances,” Ryan said.
Police received multiple 911 calls from the Windsor Village apartment complex in Waltham around 9 p.m. Thursday night. Witnesses described seeing Remy “on top of Miss Martel stabbing her repeatedly with the knife.’’ They tried to intervene but stopped when Remy slashed at them.…
DONEGAL TOWNSHIP, PA – A Charleroi man relatives say was looking to cash in on his father-in-law’s death has been arrested and charged with murder. Police say they have evidence that suggests Michael Martin, 40, planned the killing, which took place sometime Wednesday evening.
Earl Weygandt, 67, was found shortly after witnesses reported seeing a car on fire late Wednesday night near Kalp Lane on Route 31. Weygandt was found inside his smoked-out Jeep Cherokee Laredo, which had been overheating, not burning, according to police. Martin was taken into custody Thursday.
According to the police report, authorities got a 911 call about a burning car around 10:15 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a corpse inside the smoking ruin, the body sporting multiple stab wounds. Police say Martin set Weygandt up, luring him to a parking lot along busy Route 31 late Wednesday night. Investigators said Martin had told Weygandt his own car had broken down and he needed help.
“While they were pulled over some type of activity or engagement ensued,” Trooper Stephen Limani said.…
TEMPLE, TX – Police went Hansel and Gretel Tuesday morning to nail a murder suspect, following a trail of blood that led them to a man believed to have stabbed his wife to death in their apartment.
Officers were called to the Kensington Apartments in the 400 block of Fryer’s Creek Drive in Temple shortly after midnight Tuesday to investigate a disturbance. When they arrived, they could see Autumn Alaine Reeves, 35, lying in the front room of her apartment, seriously wounded and bleeding.
They forced their way into the home and began performing CPR, but despite their efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey. Reeves’ body has been sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy, but I’m guessing the knife holes are going to figure prominently in the cause of death.
Detectives say their initial investigation suggests that the victim and suspect were involved in a domestic disturbance when things deteriorated into a need for sharp instruments.…
WEST BEND, WI – A West Bend man has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a Walmart parking lot.
Police say Craig Hron, 50, ambushed the woman he used to live with in the parking lot of the Walmart on W. Paradise Drive at around 7 a.m. Sunday, slashing her with a knife as she attempted to get into her car.
“We heard this loud, blood curdling screaming. He was full of rage, just punching away, slamming the door against her, dragging her out, trying to get into the driver’s seat,” said Cody Bauer, one of the victim’s co-workers.
According to police, Bauer tried to step in and stop the attack. He was “punching him in the arm, just trying to get in there,” the Good Samaritan said.
Hron had left his own vehicle parked in the lot of a neighboring business and approached the victim, 45, on foot, knowing where she routinely parked. The victim told investigators that Hron also made threats about harming her son while carrying out the attack.…
Lila Warwick was discovered in the basement of her home after failing to pick up her 14-year-old granddaughter for vacation Bible school. Autopsy reports showed that Warwick died from multiple stab wounds and strangulation.
Police would eventually arrest three teens – Warwick’s grandson, 17-year-old Robert I. Warwick, 19-year-old Brok Junkermeier, and 16-year-old Devon J. Jenkins. According to prosecutors, Robert Warwick was under the impression that his grandmother had $40,000 in a safe, so he enlisted the help of both Junkermeier and Jenkins in helping him steal it.
According to prosecutors, Jenkins accompanied Junkermeier to the victim’s home early Monday morning. Jenkins waited in the car while Junkermeier made entry into the woman’s home using a garage code he obtained from Robert Warwick. Junkermeier waited in the garage for two hours, ambushing the poor woman as she walked into her garage. He then proceeded to “cut her with a sword-like knife, forcing her to write out a $1,500 check.”
Police say he then attempted to strangle her, but when she wouldn’t die he stabbed her repeatedly before eventually throwing her down the basement stairs.…
WHEATON, IL – Police have arrested a man who they say stabbed his wife to death during a domestic dispute that began when the man’s wife refused to have sex with him.
On Friday, 33-year-old Kurtis Worley asked his wife, Martha, to have sex with him one last time after she told him she wanted a divorce. When she refused, a drunken Kurtis began stabbing her in the head with a knife.
Hearing his mother’s screams, Kurtis’ 15-year-old stepson tried to get into the bedroom only to be met by a naked Kurtis “looking like … a psychopath” who stabbed the teen in the neck.
When police arrived at the home, they found the couple’s three children, ages 15, 12 and 9, outside. Inside they found Martha lying face down in a pool of blood, with “significant wounds to her head.” Kurtis was on the floor suffering from self-inflicted cuts to his throat and wrists.
His attempt to do the world a favor was obviously done with no gusto whatsoever, as he was released from the hospital on Sunday and placed in jail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery.…
Forest, OH – An 8-year-old girl will probably need years of therapy after watching as her mother was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend.
On Tuesday, 28-year-old Teresa Nelson called 911 to report her ex, 22-year-old Justin Manns, was banging on her door and threatening to kill himself. She explained the day before he had also threatened to kill himself.
“Please hurry. I’m afraid for my life,” Manns says to the operator before saying to Manns, “You literally scare me.”
Nelson was assured officers were on their way, but they would not get there fast enough. Within five minutes, Manns had kicked in the door and Nelson can be heard telling her eight-year-old daughter to go into another room.
“Oh my god, he’s got me by the hair! He stabbed me! He’s stabbing me! He’s killing me,” Nelson can be heard screaming before the phone disconnects.
The dispatcher immediately called back and the phone was answered by Nelson’s crying daughter who was hiding in a closet with her grandmother.
“He stabbed her,” the girl told the dispatcher.…
JACINTO CITY, TX – A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his mother to death in her own bed because he was tired of being abused.
Police say 31-year-old Laura Moreno’s teenage son went into some kind of psychotic state and stabbed her to death as she slept in her bed. Afterwards he called his aunt to tell her what he’d done. She arrived at the home shortly after 3 a.m., found Laura dead in her bed, then called 911.
Witnesses told police they saw the teen running from the home screaming shortly before paramedics arrived. He allegedly told family members that he stabbed his mother to death because he was tired of her verbal and physical abuse, particularly when she’d been drinking.
“He just snapped,” said Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala. “And the next thing he observed was that he had stabbed her and was removing the knife.”
Ayala described Laura’s wounds as defensive wounds, saying she was stabbed at least 10 times. …
Gainesville, FL – A Gainesville teen has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his 54-year-old father in the chest because he wanted to know what it felt like to kill a person.
Last Tuesday, 18-year-old Bamboo Flute Blanchard picked up a pocketknife his younger brother had been using and stated, “I wonder what it would be like to take a life.” Blanchard then rubbed the knife on his chest and said he didn’t think he could “handle it.”
I guess he wanted to test his resolve because afterwards he walked to a bedroom where his father was sleeping, followed by his younger brother, and stabbed the man in the chest with the pocketknife. 911 one was called and the man was taken to the hospital. He was released the next day and is expected to be fine.
Bamboo’s father would later tell investigators he initially thought his son had punched him in the chest before looking down and realized the crazy sumbitch ahd stabbed him.…
Police were called to a home Tuesday night where they found Barbara Herrara on the ground outside of the home. The 56-year-old was suffering from 12 stab wounds to the cheek, breasts, chest, abdomen, back and shoulders.
Witnesses at the scene told police they saw Herrara fighting with her daughter, Jennifer Alvarado, and that Alvarado was “yelling incoherent statements and stated that she was going to kill (Herrera) because she was evil and possessed by the devil.”
They said that Alvarado had walked off after the attack and pointed in the direction she was headed. Police would find Alvarado walking in the neighborhood nude and covered in blood. After being taken into custody, Alvarado claimed responsibility for her mother’s extra holes, stating she stabbed her because she was “evil and possessed by the devil.”
Alvarado was placed under arrest and has been charged with attempted murder.…