MONTREAL — Far be it for me, a resident of the great United States, to bash any other country’s legal system. But in Canada, a former cardiologist found guilty of stabbing his two children to death has been released after only 46 months of confinement.
In February 2009, Guy Turcotte stabbed 5-year-old Olivier and 3-year-old Anne-Sophie to death as they slept in their beds. One would hope that they did not suffer, but according to the children’s mother, that wasn’t the case. She is a physician and a coroner, so looking over her children’s autopsy reports revealed that her children experienced a long, painful death.
“I knew it was not a short death. You know, my little boy received 20 stabs of a knife, he had seven marks of defense,” said Dr. Isabelle Gaston. “He had no wound that was the one that gave him death,” she added. “My little girl, she had 19 wounds, maybe she was luckier? Because she had one that was more mortal than the other.…
WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA — A woman in Pennsylvania was charged after she allegedly cut up her boyfriend after he tried leaving her apartment with the last beer.
Vanessa Robinson is behind bars on aggravated assault charges after police say she and her boyfriend, James Gallone, got into a fight last Thursday inside Robinson’s apartment.
Gallone made the mistake of grabbing the last Colt 45 from Robinson’s fridge as he was leaving her apartment. Even though he had paid for it, this move went over about as well as the time someone took Jaded‘s last piece of bacon.
Robinson told Gallone that she didn’t care if he left, but that he was doing so without the beer. The resulting argument escalated into a physical confrontation between the two. After some kicking and punching, the beer was poured onto the ground. That went over about as well as the time time someone took Jaded’s last piece of bacon and then fed it to their dog.
Robinson grabbed a knife and began attacking her boyfriend with it.…
Tyasia Jackson was at home babysitting her four younger siblings while her parents were at work. At some point during the day, a neighbor witnessed Tyasia letting a boy in the house.
“My wife’s coworker lives across the street. She was watching them. She seen my older daughter let a boy in the house. She called my wife at work. My wife told her to go get the boy out of the house,” said Shelton Latroy Ray, Tyasia’s stepfather.
After the neighbor got the boy out of the house and left, Tyasia told her siblings to go upstairs — except for her stepsister, 2-year-old Sasha Lamaya Ray. Tyasia allegedly walked the girl towards the back door then used a knife to stab her seven times in the chest area before tossing her body over a balcony.
When Tyasia’s parents returned home, she participated in looking for her stepsister when it was realized she was missing.…
ATHENS, GA – A 21-year-old woman in Georgia has been arrested and charged with murder after stabbing her newborn to death hours after giving birth.
Police say that on Thursday, Cassandra Elyse Norwood gave birth inside a home she shared with her parents and other family members. No one in the home was even aware Norwood had the baby until a family member discovered the newborn’s corpse.
Police were called and the resulting investigation would reveal that hours after giving birth to the boy, Norwood stabbed her baby to death. No word on why she chose this particular route instead of the handful of others that did not involve stabbing a baby to death, or if she suffers from any type of mental illness.
Norwood is currently under guard in the hospital where she’s being treated for blood loss from giving birth. Once she’s given a clean bill of health, she is expected to be transported to jail.
If I had any emotions at all, I could probably get a bit depressed dwelling on stories like this.…
Naperville, Ill — A woman in Illinois has been charged with two counts of murder after she stabbed two children to death because voices told her it was the only way to save their souls.
I’ve collected the following details from a few news articles, but from what I can gather, 40-year-old Elzbieta Plackowska was babysitting 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski at her home, along with her her 8-year-old son, Justin Plackowska. At some point on Tuesday, Plackowska packed up the children and drove to a nearby church before driving to Olivia’s home. During this time, she argued on the phone with her husband because she had recently lost her father and wanted to return to her native Poland, but her husband wanted to stay here.
On top of all that, according to Plackowska, she was hearing demonic voices that were informing her that the children’s souls were in peril and that the only way to save them would be to
volunteer at a nearby homeless shelter stab the children to death. Instead of disobeying the demonic voices, she stabbed Justin and Olivia to death, along with two dogs.…
WALKER, LA — A man in Louisiana has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his pregnant wife in the abdomen and then cut out their unborn child.
On Tuesday, police responded to an emergency call at the home of 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds and his pregnant wife. Once there, they would find that Reynolds had done the unthinkable to his pregnant wife.
“His wife was on the floor he took a sharp instrument and actually had cut her open – her stomach area and pulled the baby out.” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.
The 28-year-old woman, who was 7 1/2 months pregnant, was rushed to the hospital where she is currently in stable condition. Sadly, the baby died despite attempts to save it.
“I’ve seen crime scenes before but this one was very challenging, I mean they all are, but this one was one that I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this,” said Ard.
Reynolds was still on the scene when police arrived and was very combative with the arresting officers.…
Brooklyn, NY – Vindalee Smith, a 38-year-old mother of four, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment on Saturday, lying in a pool of blood from slash and stab wounds to her neck. She was to be married to her fiancé, Anthony Jackman, on Sunday at New Dimension Seventh Day Adventist Church in Brownsville. Sources are indicating, however, that Jackman is still legally married to another woman in New Jersey.
The baby Smith was carrying was due in just two weeks, but did not survive the attack. Smith’s other four children are older and did not live with her.
Police questioned Jackman, but they report that he is not currently a suspect. Authorities believe, however, that Smith did know her attacker, as there was no sign of forced entry.
Another lead police are investigating is a luke-warm one. Smith had previously had an argument with a former neighbor who threatened to kill her. That incident occurred months ago, however, and the tension seemed to evaporate once she’d moved away.
In a “WTF” twist on the case, police report that they found a note at the crime scene. …
Salt Lake City, UT — More details have been released in the case of a mentally ill man who stabbed his 84-year-old grandmother to death earlier this month.
On Oct 3, police were called to the home of Joyce “Honey” Dexter where they found her grandson, 21-year-old Zachary Weston, covered in blood and standing over her dead body while holding a bloody knife. Weston later told investigators that he “stabbed his grandma” and that he “slit her belly, her jugular and her heart.” As overkill as that all sounds, it’s still an understatement.
A medical examiner later determined that Dexter had been stabbed 111 times, nine of those to her heart, and that several of Dexter’s internal organs had been removed. Because of the heinous nature of the crime, Weston was charged with aggravated murder. Since this happened in Utah, that means Weston is looking at a possible death sentence.
Weston’s family says that he’s had long-standing mental issues that have gotten progressively worse, calling his life a “tragedy in slow motion.” Weston was diagnosed with schizophrenia and has told others he was hearing voices. …
FORT COLLINS, CO — Police in Colorado have charged a woman with second-degree murder after they say she slit her fiancé’s throat during an argument.
Police arrested 23-year-old (!) Nicole Marie Ryan on Friday after Ryan called 911 to report she had hurt her “husband” during an argument. Turned out that this was a bit of an understatement as when police arrived, they found that Ryan had turned her man into a Pez dispenser.
He was rushed to the hospital suffering from a severe knife wound to his neck, but he died on the way to the hospital. The victim’s name has not been released at this time because his next-of-kin have not been notified. Police say they are having a hard time identifying any of the man’s family as he lived a transient lifestyle.
The incident happened in a basement bedroom of a home the couple shared with Ryan’s mother, brother and another roommate. No one else was at home at the time, according to police, but they are asking anyone with any information to call Detective Keith Maynard at (970) 221-6540.…
Orlando, FL – Christopher Hunter (pictured, and yeah, that’s a dude), 21, was arrested on Friday after allegedly stabbing his soon-to-be ex-boyfriend, Marcus Thomas, in the left buttock.
According to Thomas, who had reportedly been in an intimate relationship with Hunter for a few months, he was attempting to break up with Hunter to pursue a life absent of dude-on-dude action. Hunter allegedly responded to the news with “that’s not going to happen.”
Reports indicate that Hunter stood in the doorway in an attempt to block Thomas’s exit and, when Thomas attempted to get past, Hunter slashed his arm and turd-cutter with a knife.
Hunter’s story was that Thomas had asked him for ten dollars to purchase some cocaine (crack, I’m guessing from the dollar amount), but that Hunter turned him down. A struggle ensued, Thomas pushed him into a wall, Hunter grabbed a knife to defend himself, and their explorations into butt-stabbing got presumably bloodier than normal.
Police weren’t buying that story though, based on the fact that Hunter weighs 190 pounds and stands six feet tall while Thomas is 5’10” and weighs 165. …
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Deanna DeJesus, 38, has been convicted of child neglect for failing to protect her children from their father during a hostage standoff with police.
The guilty verdict carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. An aggravated manslaughter charge, which jurors could not unanimously agree upon, carries a maximum sentence of 45 years. The prosecution may seek a retrial to attempt conviction on the more serious charge, while the defense may appeal the current conviction.
A sentencing date will be set on November 5th.
In February, Deanna’s husband, 41-year-old William DeJesus, drove Deanna and their two sons into a Deerfield RV park. He stormed a randomly chosen RV, shot the 76-year-old owner to death, and held his own family and the dead man’s girlfriend as hostages. He then called 911 and told the dispatcher he had “hijacked a woman.”
What ensued was a 7-hour standoff with a SWAT team in which DeJesus stabbed every member of his family, including himself. DeJesus and his 9-year-old son, who was autistic, died of their wounds. …
Rego Park, NY – A Queens man was the victim of a suprise butt-stabbing on Sunday evening, and the most shocking part about the incident is that it didn’t occur in a New York Sports Club steamroom.
The victim was apparently strolling into a local deli, minding his own business, when another man walked in behind him, took out a knife, and gave him five rapid, sharp knife jabs right in his tuches.
When an astute, inquisitive ABC Eyewitness News reporter asked the victim how it felt to get ass-stabbed, he stated, “It felt sort of like that feeling a mosquito bites you, it was fast it was five times.” I’ve yet to find a mosquito that can bite me five times in rapid succession, but I take comfort in the fact that when I do, I’m sure to know how it feels to get my rear end pounded repeatedly by a bladed weapon.
The incident, which was caught on video surveillance cameras seemed to have no motive, and the victim did not know the perpetrator. …
Dallas, TX – Larry Dunn Jr., 36, was arrested Thursday on murder charges after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, 28-year-old Cicely Bolden, to death immediately following her admission to him that she was HIV positive.
The two had just recently started dating and had apparently met up at her apartment for some “afternoon delight” or some such nonsense. After they’d done the whole penis-in-vagina thing, she reportedly told him that her HIV status was the opposite of what one might hope. Dunn was so incensed at the news that he says he went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and stabbed Bolden to death in the bedroom, leaving her to be found by her 7 and 8-year-old children upon their return home from school at 3:30.
“The kids came home around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and when they walked inside the house, they came out crying,” neighbor Latoya Arnett said. “I ran out to see what was wrong with them. They were saying, ‘Something’s wrong with mama!'”
Family members led police to Dunn, who had been seen at the apartment earlier that day.…
FITCHBURG, WI — More details have been released regarding the Wisconsin mother who repeatedly stabbed her 6-year-old daughter with a steak knife while she slept.
Early Monday morning, 30-year-old Tasha Harmon went to her neighbor’s apartment suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck and chest. She told the neighbors she had just stabbed her 6-year-old daughter before stabbing herself.
When the neighbors entered Harmon’s apartment, they found her daughter covered in blood, lying on her bed. She was suffering from several stab wounds inflicted by her mother, who had used a 7-inch steak knife that was found nearby. The girl was still alive and rushed to the hospital with life-threatening stab wounds to the chest and back as well as a punctured lung. According to reports, the girl told police, “Mommy tried to kill me.”
Harmon was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition before being released on Thursday and placed in jail. She has been charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide. Her daughter was listed in critical condition, but police say she is expected to recover.…
SPARTANBURG, SC — Police say a man got so upset over his son-in-laws’s “yo’ mamma” jokes that he cut the comedian with a knife and threatened to kill him.
Police were stopped by a bloody man who told them he had just been cut by his father-in-law, 72-year-old Marvin Tutt. He says that he, Tutt, and another man were riding together and were engaged in a bit of trash talking that eventually turned to “yo’ momma” jokes.
An extremely intoxicated Tutt became angry over the jokes about his mother and expressed his displeasure by putting a knife to his son-in-law’s throat and threatening to kill him. When the victim tried to get out of the car, Tutt cut him. The man says that after he got out of the car, Tutt chased after him, but returned back to the vehicle.
Police pulled over the vehicle and arrested Tutt, charging him with aggravated assault and battery. It must of been one hell of a joke because police say Tutt was still fuming over it in the back of the patrol car where he stated he “should have killed” his son-in-law and that he was going to murder him.…
Gainsville, FL – Kristin Sabella, 42, was arrested Sunday and charged with damage to property over $200 and aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend’s dog and SUV during an argument.
The accused’s boyfriend was simply returning some keys, possibly because he had recently become aware that sex with crazy chicks is usually pretty freaky-good, but probably not worth it in the long-term. An argument ensued, and Sabella reportedly grabbed a knife and chased him with it. In the process of what was likely a fairly whacky episode, Sabella is believed to have stabbed the hood of her boyfriend’s SUV, as well as the backside of his dog, causing 1.5-inch stab wound and a 3-inch cut next to it.
Now, when I hear about a dog being stabbed in the hind-quarters, I immediately assume it’s got something to do with an illegal alien and a porksword. Not the case here. It’s also worth noting that Sabella was able to puncture the hood of an SUV with a knife. I’ve never tried it, admittedly, but it sounds pretty hardcore to me, unless it was a Ginsu knife, of course, since those mother-effers can cut through freakin’ anything like it’s butter and never, ever need sharpening!…
LEHIGH COUNTY, PA — In what some may call a mercy killing, a woman in Pennsylvania was charged with the stabbing death of her fiancé, hours before they were to be married.
Hours before 31-year-old Na Cola Darcel Franklin and 36-year-old Billy Brewster were supposed to be married Saturday morning, Franklin allegedly used a knife to stab Brewster in the heart during an early morning argument.
According Monique Kali, the wife of Brewster’s cousin, the couple got into an argument inside the apartment they shared. When she heard someone yell “knife!” she went to investigate. She told police she saw her husband standing between Brewster, who was bleeding from his side, and Franklin, who was waving a knife around. Not wanting to see her husband stabbed, Kali tackled Franklin to the ground while her husband took the knife away from Franklin.
Police would arrive on the scene to find Brewster bleeding to death from two stab wounds, one of which had punctured his heart. He was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later and Franklin was arrested on one count of homicide.…
Bethlehem, PA – Tiffany E. Sherry, 24, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats and harassment after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, Michael Martinez, with whom she shares two children.
The stabbing was reportedly a response to Martinez smacking Sherry’s sunburned rump as she washed dishes in their home on Monday. Martinez told police that he meant it as a “joke,” since he knew it would sting a bit, but it became apparent that only one of them found it amusing when Sherry allegedly began threatening him with a steak knife.
Martinez says that he backed into the living room where their two children were and asked her, “What are you going to do? Stab me in front of the children?” That was a good question, for which Sherry had an excellent answer. She simply asked the children to leave the room.
Once they were gone, Sherry reportedly poked Martinez in the stomach with the knife…then in the shoulder…and when he turned to get away, the back.
Something tells me there was a little more to this story than just a sunburned ass sustaining a playful slap.…