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.…
Redding, CA – I can’t wait to hear the details regarding a disturbing incident out of California in which a man used a radial saw to cut off both of his hands after he stabbed his father multiple times.
Police were called to a home Monday afternoon to find 59-year-old Gregory Dunn lying in his driveway suffering from multiple stab wounds. Also in the driveway was his son, 27-year-old Jason Dunn. He was the person responsible for his father’s current condition, and was standing in the driveway with both of his hands cut off at the wrists.
Investigators say a verbal dispute led to Jason stabbing his father multiple times with a pair of scissors. Afterwards, Jason used a radial saw in the garage to sever both of his hands. Neighbors heard the commotion and a witness called 911, seeing as Jason no longer had the ability to do so. Both father and son were transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Neighbors said they didn’t know the Dunn family too well, but would have never expected anything like this happening. …
According to the police, Zipperer was at his home when he became upset because he couldn’t find his mac and cheese. His 47-year-old brother helped his brother look for the food and accidentally knocked over Zipperer’s beer in the process.
Zipperer and his brother then got into an argument, leading to Zipperer getting a knife from the kitchen and stabbing his brother in the stomach, deputies said. Deputies said Zipperer’s brother had a small puncture wound in his stomach and found blood leading from the kitchen to the bedroom.
Randy Zipperer was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and obstructing an officer without violence.
This story is one of many on D’D in which fights have broken out over food items, leading to injury or death. So let’s add macaroni and cheese to the big board, along with Jolly Ranchers, the last beer, mashed potatoes, peach flavored soda, undercooked pizza, a bag of Cheetos, a juicy steak, a loaf of bread, and a tomato.…
RIVER GROVE, IL – Police say that Alex Spourdalakis, a 14-year-old autistic boy, was found stabbed to death in the River Grove apartment he called home. On Sunday, prosecutors said they had the two people they believe were responsible for the murder in custody—Spourdalakis’ mother and a second woman who acted as the boy’s caregiver and was also his godmother. Must be one heck of a family…
Dorothy Spourdalakis, 50, and Jolanta Agata Skrodzka, 44, were each charged with first-degree murder. Dorothy was ordered held without bond Tuesday. The boy’s body was discovered in his blood-soaked bed by his father and uncle, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Prosecutors allege the mother and godmother colluded in the child’s murder, after growing frustrated with having to attend to the teen around-the-clock. Personally, I’m kind of wondering how Alex felt about the people responsible for taking care of him. Prosecutors also said that the two had initially plotted to kill the teenager using sleeping pills. When that plan didn’t work for the humanitarians, they say Alex’s mother stabbed him repeatedly in the chest and then slit his wrists, while Skrodzka joined in, also stabbing him multiple times.…
MASTIC BEACH, NY – A 13-year-old boy in Long Island fatally stabbed his mother’s ex-boyfriend during a domestic dispute.
Police were called early Monday morning after 31-year-old Natasha Bivens told 911 dispatch that her ex-boyfriend, 48-year-old Norman Shields, had entered her home with a handgun and had an altercation with her current boyfriend.
Shields attacked Bivens when she tried preventing him from entering a bedroom and Shields fired one shot from his handgun. No one was hit, but the commotion woke up Biven’s 13-year-old son who grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Shield in the chest several times. Shields, who has an extensive criminal record, would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
Bivens and Shields have a child together, a 4-year-old girl, who was in the home at the time of the incident but was not injured. Bivens’ current boyfriend apparently fled the scene at some point.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed as homicide detectives continue to investigate the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.…
Houston, TX – Police have arrested Ana Trujillo and have accused her of stabbing a man to death with a stiletto heel inside a luxury high-rise condo.
Police were called to the Parklane Building around 4am Sunday, after another tenant called to report an assault in progress inside a condo on the 18th floor. When officers arrived, Trujillo answered the door and officers found the 59-year-old victim’s body hallway between the entryway and the kitchen.
The man, who has not been identified, had been was stabbed multiple times by, what police believe, a stiletto heel. She was cooperative with detectives until she was taken to a precinct for additional questioning. That’s when she clammed up and then placed in custody on suspicion of murder.
Trujillo doesn’t live in the building and hotel staff told authorities she appears to have arrived at the condo that night. The 44-year-old’s relationship with the victim is not known at this point, nor is a motive for the murder. The high-rise luxury condominium primarily houses faculty and staff at the University of Houston.…
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Because voices from the television told him to, Martin Montano stabbed his mother and a man, stuffed them in a car trunk then tossed his mother off a bridge.
According to Albuquerque police, Montano beat and stabbed his mother, Hope, and a man named Francisco Dominguez. The 26-year-old then loaded their bodies into the trunk of a car and drove them to to the Rio Grande Bridge. That’s where he pulled his mother out of the trunk and tossed her off the bridge.
A passerby was able to intervene before Montano had a chance to throw Dominguez over the bridge, and Montano took off running. Using information from witnesses at the scene, police were able to apprehend Montano shortly afterward.
Martin Montano was arrested and charged with an attempt to commit a violent felony, attempted murder, tampering with evidence, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and aggravated burglary.
He told police that he was watching television when voices informed him that his mother and Dominguez where clones, and that his real family were living underground.…
WASH., D.C. – Ellsworth Colbert was sentenced to 17 years in prison for stabbing 37-year-old Robert Wright to death after he mistakenly thought the victim’s dog took a dump on his lawn.
Last year, Wright took his friend’s dog out for a walk. Witnesses say he got into an argument with his next-door neighbor, 56-year-old Colbert, who was holding a knife and claiming the dog had crapped in his yard.
Colbert asked Wright whose dog it was, Colbert went to the dog owner’s house with Wright following him. Once at the home, Wright and Colbert got into another verbal altercation that led to Colbert swinging the knife at Wright, cutting his hand.
Wright then picked up a shovel and said, according to a witness, “You going to stab me?” The two then got into a physical fight in which Colbert stabbed Wright four times. After the two stopped and separated, Wright collapsed and was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
A medical examination would show Wright suffered lacerations to left side of his neck and a stab wound to the chest which perforated his aorta.…
Police were called to the Jacobson home around 1:40 a.m. Monday after receiving 911 calls in reference to a possible home invasion. Kyle Jacobson told police he was at home with his wife, daughter and mother-in-law, when he heard his dog barking. He said that he got up to check on the dog and found a man standing in his hallway. I can only imagine what a nightmare situation that must have been for that guy, especially with his wife and young daughter in the home.
Jacob and the intruder began fighting and Jacob’s wife, Tennyson Jacobson, jumped into the fray to help her husband. Unfortunately for the intruder, the couple are both Crossfit trainers and Tennyson brought along a little friend – a knife she’d grabbed from the kitchen. She put an end to all the nonsense when she used the knife to give the stranger a brand new hole.…
Valley Springs, CA – Police arrested 12-year-old Isaiah Fowler on Saturday and will be charging him with the death of his 8-year-old sister, Leila Fowler, who was murdered last month.
On April 27, the Isaiah and Leila were home alone when Leila was stabbed more than twenty times inside their home. The brother told police he saw a man with long grey hair leaving their home and found his sister suffering from multiple stab wounds. A neighbor also told police they’d also seen the man running from the scene.
Police began an intensive search for the suspect while residents were told he was considered armed and dangerous and instructed to lock their doors as deputies searched the area. Authorities searched the home and neighborhood, while dive teams searched two reservoirs near the house.
Aside from possible fingerprints and DNA found in the home, and a possible link to an abduction attempt in a nearby town, police didn’t seem to be getting any closer to finding the person responsible. But in a statement issued Saturday, Sheriff Gary Kuntz informed the public they could sleep safely as they’d found the person responsible – Isaiah Fowler.…
Police arrived at his home, they found the 64-year-old covered with blood with wounds to his chest. Inside the home, his wife and son were found stabbed to death in separate rooms.
Maraventano told police that he used to “frequented with prostitutes” and thought he had contracted HIV or another disease and passed it on to his wife. When his wife got sick recently, and tests revealed it was not cancer, Maraventano assumed she was suffering from a nasty disease he may have picked up from a whore.
Not wanting his wife to suffer, or possibly not wanting her to find out she was suffering from an STD she contracted from her husband, Maraventano decided he must kill her to end her suffering. So, while she was sleeping, he stabbed her twice with a a 14-inch kitchen knife.
He then decided he must kill his 27-year-old son because he didn’t think he could make it without his parents.…