GREENVILLE, SC – Holiday shoppers in a South Carolina Walmart were treated to the sight of a man stabbing his screaming wife to death inside the store.
Police say last weekend, 47-year-old Avery Blandin got into a verbal altercation with his wife, 38-year-old Lilia Blandin who worked at the Woodforest bank located inside the Walmart.
The fight soon turned physical, and in front of a herd of Walmart shoppers, Avery pulled out a knife and began stabbing Lilia. One shopper told reporters he witnessed Avery stabbing his wife before stomping on her neck and chest area when she fell to the ground.
Witnesses followed Avery as he fled the store and tried to stop him by tripping him, pushing him and hitting him with a chair. They stopped pursuing him after he pulled out a second knife.
“When he pulled the blade, the second knife, I just, that’s when I let him go because I already seen what he did with the first one, so I wasn’t going to get involved with the next one,” said a very smart Phillip Tallent.…
The victim, Glenna Hays, told police she and a couple of family members were inside the store Saturday evening, just talking amongst themselves, when they were rudely interrupted by the alleged crazy lady, 33-year-old Alyssa Wright.
According to one of Hays’ family members, Wright eyeballed the trio as they were conversing and asked, “Are you talking to me?”
No word on whether Wright delivered the line with the correct inflection…
When the trio informed Wright that, no, they were not talking to her, she allegedly jumped Hays.
At some point during the beat down, Wright apparently pulled a knife and got to stabbin’. Fortunately, Hays’ relatives were able to pry the crazy lady off before any body parts were severed. Hays was able to transport herself to the hospital for treatment.
The store manager followed Wright out of the store and flagged down a passing police officer.…
Police were called to the unidentified woman’s home after she threw her 8-year-old son out of a window. The boy ran to a neighbor asking for help, saying that his mother was trying to kill him.
When police arrived at the home and broke down the door, they found the woman sitting in a chair repeatedly stabbing her young, disabled daughter. Police ordered her to stop, but she refused and police opened fire.
Police have not said if the 4-year-old girl was struck by a bullet, but did report between 10 to 16 shots were fired. Both the woman and her daughter died at the scene, while the boy who was tossed out a window only suffered minor injuries.
No word on a motive, but a neighbor told reporters the woman had issues and was going through some hard times, unable to afford electricity, rent or even food.…
Newport, TN — Police and paramedics were called to the home of a 38-year-old man Wednesday night in response to a rather bizarre stabbing incident – the man of the house apparently poked himself in the gut with a turkey thermometer to see if he was “done.”
The man in question, Scott Kelly, was found lying on a sofa in the home with a small stab wound in his gut.
When questioned, Kelly reportedly told officers he was “basting himself” and just wanted to be left alone. He then explained that he had stuck the thermometer into his stomach “to check his temperature, and to determine if he was done or not.”
Why, yes, alcohol was involved! How did you guess?
Kelly’s girlfriend told police the man had consumed a fifth of liquor and eight or nine beers before jabbing himself with the thermometer. Based on that information, I’m assuming Kelly was, in fact, done. Well done, even.
Kelly was transported to the hospital for treatment and a mental evaluation.…
Oakland Park, FL — Allow me to introduce the lovely Dorothy Cooper. Cute, no? She’s been charged with attempted murder after police say she stabbed her neighbor with a steak knife when he refused to give her $2.
Cooper reportedly approached neighbor Robert Martin Sunday and asked him to give her a couple bucks. Her request was promptly denied. Cooper then demanded $5. Martin, again, refused. At that point, police say Cooper attacked Martin with a large steak knife, stabbing him in the back and chasing him outside. Once Martin fell to the ground, Cooper walked away, leaving him for dead.
Martin was transported to the hospital with a stab wound to the back and one to the ass. Though he was initially listed in critical condition, he was not listed as a patient Monday afternoon.
When questioned, Cooper first told police she was provoked after Martin asked her for sex *shudder* and struck her in the face when she refused his advances. She then made with the truth, admitting that she stabbed Martin because he refused to give her the money she wanted.…
Rogersville, TN — Erica Francis Wilson, 21, and Jesse Elijah Brooks, 32, were both jailed Tuesday after an argument over their relationship status got all violent and stabby. Wilson was apparently tired of being Brooks’ “booty call.”
The kissin’ cousins were reportedly tanked on Everclear Tuesday evening when Brooks got all touchy-feely with Wilson, his first cousin. Apparently fed up with being nothing more than a piece of ass, Wilson started in with the whole, “I want a relationship” whine. Brooks, obviously one of those desperado types, apparently got all punchy shortly after the word “relationship” left Wilson’s lips.
According to police, after being knocked to the floor and punched in the face, Wilson grabbed a pair of scissors off a nearby table. When Brooks attacked again, she “cut him,” leaving a puncture wound on his neck and lacerations on his neck, face, arms and back.
Brooks later refused to give a statement to police, telling officers he didn’t want to press charges, he just wanted Wilson to leave.…
Denver, CO — Back in June, Jaded posted an article about a man accused of slashing and stabbing his 8-month-old puppy because it supposedly bit him.
In case you missed that story and cannot be bothered to click a link, 19-year-old Matthew Weatherspoon was charged with aggravated animal cruelty after his puppy, an American Bulldog named Diamond, was found wandering around an apartment complex suffering from multiple slash and stab wounds.
When questioned by police, Weatherspoon admitted he repeatedly stabbed the puppy after it became aggressive and bit him. Afterwards he tossed the animal outside because it was bleeding all over his apartment. Police noted Weatherspoon had no visible bite marks.
On Monday, Weatherspoon pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals. Yesterday he was sentenced to 30 months of supervised mental health probation and 100 hours of community service. If Weatherspoon violates the terms of his probation he could be sent to prison for up to three years.
As for Diamond, she underwent three hours of surgery and is currently being cared for by a foster family.…
Marathon, FL — According to a media release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a 2-month-old baby was cut on the forehead Monday as one woman attacked another in a fight over two slices of bread.
Around 7:00 Monday evening, police say 18-year-old Kenneshia Thurman knocked on her neighbor’s door and asked to borrow a couple slices of bread. When the neighbor, Justin Rodgers and his guest, Desanta Carey, refused to hand it over, she pitched a hellacious fit.
Rodgers and Carey tried to close the door, but Thurman wouldn’t budge. After a little pushin’ and shovin’, the couple managed to close the door, shutting Thurman out.
Police say Thurman then walked back to her own apartment, grabbed a knife and returned to Rodgers’ apartment. After forcing her way in, Thurman started swinging the knife in an attempt to stab Carey. She missed. She did, however, make contact with Carey’s infant, leaving a small cut on the kid’s head. The injury was minor and treated at the scene, but still…that’s just rude.…
Los Altos, CA — In what prosecutors are describing as a “carefully plotted” attempt to kill her estranged husband, 50-year-old Laura Jean Wenke, dressed in coveralls, rubber boots and bubble wrap, approached the man from behind and proceeded to get stabby.
According to police, wacky Wenke showed up at the couple’s business, identified as Wenke Construction, at about 7:00 p.m. on September 15. I don’t know how she managed to sneak up on the man, but
squeak sneak she did. Police say she hit him once in the ribs with a stun gun and stabbed him multiple times in the neck and chest as he sat at his computer.
The man somehow survived the sneak attack and notified police – officers found him bleeding outside the business. He was taken to Stanford Hospital in critical condition and released a week later.
Wenke, for all of her “careful” planning, apparently failed to draw up an escape plan…she was apprehended inside the building, her bubble wrap outfit streaked with blood.
Why all the hatred?…
Peoples, apparently enraged about a missing bag of Halloween candy, reportedly stabbed 49-year-old Maria Adams multiple times Monday night. I kinda have to wonder if maybe “candy” is code word for “crack” in this case…
Police say that at some point during the bloody argument, a plate was thrown and Peoples suffered a cut over his eye. After receiving treatment for the cut, Peoples was booked on charges of attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery.
Adams was pronounced dead Saturday evening. Charges are expected to be upgraded after the results of the autopsy are released.
Police have not yet identified the particular brand of candy that led to the fatal stabbing. If it was DumDums or some shit like that, dude deserves the chair…like, right now. Rolos or RPBCs? Justifiable.
Peoples has been ordered held on $2 million bail.…
Indian Head Park, IL – Police say 38-year-old John L. Wilson Jr. stabbed 14-year-old Kelli O’Laughlin to death back on October 27th after she walked into her home and interrupted his burglary attempt.
Her body was discovered by her mother later that day. She had been stabbed repeatedly in the neck, back and chest. If that isn’t enough of a nightmare situation for anyone to endure, O’Laughlin’s mother began receiving cruel texts from her dead daughter’s stolen phone.
Police have not released the exact messages, but they say the person sending them taunted the grieving family with details of the teen’s murder.
Police were finally able to identify Wilson as a suspect after a police officer, returning from work after a few days off, remembered stopping a man on the night of the murder four miles from the O’Laughlin’s that looked a lot like the composite sketch that had been released to the media.
The man had told the officer his car had broke down and he needed a cab.…
Carrollton, Texas — The child’s body found Sunday afternoon has been positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as 10-year-old Jasmen Gonzalez, who went missing Saturday night.
Jasmen and her parents are from Oklahoma and were in Texas visiting relatives. On Saturday a party was held at the home where they were staying and Jasmen was reported missing shortly before midnight.
Initial reports stated the girl may have been sleepwalking and gotten lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood, but those reports were later dismissed with police saying the girl had been abducted.
Her body was found on Sunday afternoon, a few blocks from the home she vanished from. According to a police affidavit, there was no shirt on Jasmen’s body, and her pants and underwear were pulled down. The medical examiner reported Jasmen died from a stab wound to the chest.
Police have towed two cars from the apartment complex’s parking lot and say they are questioning 23-year-old Jose Concepcion Sifuentes, who attended the party held at the home where Jasmen and her parents were staying.…
Snyder reportedly forced his way into the first apartment at about 4:00 a.m., demanded beer and began rummaging through the refrigerator. Empty handed and angry, police say Snyder punched the apartment’s occupant before exiting the home and continuing with his quest.
Just moments later, Snyder entered another apartment in the building where he was immediately confronted by a male resident. The two scrapped for a bit before Snyder armed himself with a corkscrew and stabbed the man in the back. Other residents in the apartment were able to hold Snyder until police arrived. The guy who got corkscrewed ended up with about 22 stitches.
He apparently hadn’t calmed down any in the time it took for the police to get there. Snyder reportedly threatened one of the arresting officers, telling him, “I live in the district. I’m going to kill your ass – you can’t lock me up forever.” He then asked the officer if he wanted some AIDS and spat on him.…
According to police, the two had been playing Monopoly with Chavez’s 10-year-old grandson before the alleged poking occurred. The boy told police the couple began arguing because his grandma believed her boyfriend was cheating at the game. Though police have yet to specify how he was cheating, my guess is that he either palmed Boardwalk and Park Place, or was pilfering 100’s from the bank.
Fortunately, the boy didn’t witness any of the ensuing bloodshed…the real violence started after he was sent to bed.
After the grandkiddo was tucked in for the night, it was on. Chavez allegedly knocked the boyfriend upside the skull with a glass bottle. Police say she then grabbed hold of a butcher knife and proceeded to repeatedly stab the 48-year-old man, causing injuries to the top of his head, neck, left eyebrow and right wrist area.
When police arrived, Chavez mentioned that her boyfriend had pushed her and she asked him to leave her apartment.…
Lanham, MD – Antoinette Starks, 55, was arrested Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the local Target after she allegedly stabbed a female shopper who was loading purchases into her car. When police arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot with multiple stab wounds. Starks was also in the parking lot. She was said to be holding knives that she had stolen earlier from a nearby store.
Police said Starks ignored their requests to drop the knives and continued walking through the parking lot. She was promptly tazed and taken into custody.
Police said Starks – a schizophrenic who, among other things, suffers from a paranoid fear of white people – had recently been released from a psychiatric facility into a group home. This after Administrative Law Judge Una M. Perez declared that Starks has been free of symptoms of her mental disorder since at least May 2007. Citing a doctor’s opinion, Perez – along with her recommendation of a group home – ordered that Starks take her medications as prescribed, not possess weapons, and ‘abide by other conditions.’
Hmmm… I wonder how she did on abiding by those other conditions…
Interestingly, Starks had been placed in the psychatric facility in the first place after chasing – and then stabbing – two women at the Nordstrom in the Westfield Montgomery Mall in 2005.…
Bayswater, Australia – The sentencing hearing has begun for David Warwick Hopkins, 42. Hopkins has pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend, Nicole Joy Millar, by first stabbing her – and then incinerating her – at a gas station in the early morning of June 1, 2010.
The incident wasn’t entirely without warning. The court heard testimony that, a week earlier, Hopkins had smashed his vehicle into Millar’s and threatened to kill her.
On the morning of June 1, though, Hopkins was reportedly with Millar – filling the tank of her car while she sat inside it. The court account says that Hopkins then leaned in Millar’s car, stabbed Millar in the neck with a knife and sprayed her with gasoline from the nozzle. He then lit her on fire using his cigarette lighter. Millar, engulfed in flames, fell from her burning vehicle. Witnesses – thinking that it was a tragic accident – tried to come to her aid.
Prosecutor John Champion told the court that Hopkins slashed at his own chest with the knife and warned the witnesses that they would be attacked if they approached.…
Medicine Hat, Canada – One of the cases that has fascinated me over the years is the Richardson family murders in Medicine Hat, Canada. Back in April 2006, Marc Richardson, 42, and his wife Debra, 48, were found in stabbed to death in the basement of their home. Their 8-year-old son, Jacob, was found dead on his bed with a slit throat. Their 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine Richardson, was no where to be found.
When the reports first started coming out, investigators feared the young girl had been abducted. But to everyone’s surprise the girl was arrested the following day, along with her 23-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Steinke, each charged with the murder of the girl’s family. The motive? Jasmine’s parents had forbid her from seeing the much older Jeremy.
The pair had some interesting conversations online, including one to Jeremy from Jasmine that read “I have this plan. It begins with me killing them and ends with me living with you.” Jeremy replied “I love your plan but we need to get a little more creative with like details and stuff.”
According to police, Dequita Hoefling entered her daughter’s room at about 1:00 that morning and proceeded to stab her several times in the neck and back as she slept. Deputies said the girl was able to run to a bedroom to wake up her father for help. He then rushed her to the hospital.
“You can only imagine what was going through the mind of this father as he’s carrying his 13-year-old daughter into an emergency room with multiple stab wounds,” said Lt. Dan Norris.
After questioning dad at the hospital, officers were dispatched to the home where they arrested Hoefling without incident. So far, the motive behind the alleged attack is unknown.
Hoefling, 40, is behind bars on a $500,000 bond, charged with aggravated assault. The teen is listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
Woman Arrested in Daughter’s Stabbing: MyFoxHOUSTON.com…