HAMDEN, CT - School officials say 12-year-old Gabriela Hudak died this week after a falling tree branch hit her in her front yard.
Gabriela “Gabby” Hudak suffered a serious head injury last Friday afternoon when the tree branch fell and struck her while she was in her front yard. On Thursday, Gabby was pronounced dead.
“It was terrible. It was terrible. You never want to hear about a child and certainly not the child’s family having to go through something as horrible as that,” said Gabby’s band teacher, Bill Gunn. On Thursday night, Gunn directed an elementary school band concert where Gabby would have played saxophone.
Counselors were made available at Hamden Middle School where she attended school. On Sunday, a memorial service was held at the Dunbar United Church of Christ.
School officials’ described Gabby as a “bright and shining star,” an avid reader with an inquiring mind and a good friend to all on a posting on the school district’s website. Some students reportedly went home on Thursday, distraught after learning of her death.…Continue Reading
Chicago, Illinois — A homeless convict was ordered held without bail Tuesday for allegedly beating and sodomizing another man with a tree branch in Grant Park. Police say doctors had to remove the tree branch, 7″ long, 1/2″ in diameter, from the victim’s rectum.
Records from a cell phone stolen from the victim led police to Cortez Foster, a 45-year-old parolee, after the person he sold the phone to revealed his identity. Foster was arrested Sunday at the Pacific Garden Mission.
The 65-year-old victim was found by a passerby around midnight on Saturday. He was only wearing a sock and a shirt when he was found. The man couldn’t speak and was bleeding from his head, mouth and nose. He had to be fingerprinted in order for detectives to identify him.
Foster admitted to police that he became angry and began punching the man in the head and face. Police say he also admitted the blood on his clothes was from the victim and that he had “used” the tree branch.…Continue Reading