OSSINING, NY – A high school teacher from upstate New York spent Friday night on a jail cot instead of his wedding bed after being charged with raping a 16-year-old student. Does that count as missing an important engagement?
The teacher, John M. Azabache, was arrested after the girl’s family contacted police, and surrendered at Ossining Town Court on Friday afternoon. According to the girl, the couple allegedly had sexual relations twice between March and July, although not on school property.
Azabache pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape and posted $50,000 bail. At his arraignment, Justice Nancy Quinn Koba asked Azabache whether he understood the order of protection she was issuing to keep him away from his alleged victim, the would’ve-been bride, Amanda Rae DeLuccia and two members of her family. “They are witnesses to events after the fact,” Koba said of DeLuccia and the relatives named.
Defense lawyer Tony Castro said Azabache’s wedding to DeLuccia, originally scheduled for Friday, was canceled. Gee, ya think? The attorney would not say whether the cancellation had anything to do with his client’s criminal charges.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
Pasadena, California – Some of you watching or reading the news yesterday were probably aware of an Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old Dylan Kurihara. He is the boy who was last seen leaving a wedding reception with his father, 23-year-old Joe Kurihara, in a silver Lexus RX 300 on Saturday night. When the mother had not heard from either of them for hours she started calling police stations trying to locate them. Turns out that Kurihara had been arrested for public intoxication hours after he left the wedding reception. The problem was that he was walking at the time of his arrest and did not have his son, nor were police aware the boy was supposed to be with him. Even worse, once police were notified, Kurihara had no recollection of ever having his son with him in the first place. Luckily, before I was able to type up the story regarding the search for the missing toddler, he had already been found. On Sunday night, searcher Rowdy Metzger located the boy sleeping in his car seat inside his father’s vehicle parked in a parking garage.…Continue Reading
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Lewis Weilenman, 46, has been charged with second-degree murder, attempted second degree murder, and two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he intentionally ran over two women at a wedding reception. Guests say that the more Weilenman drank, the angrier he got . It got so bad that he was asked to leave the party. He returned later with a knife and threatened to slice his wrists. The knife was taken from him and he was asked to leave again. He returned 30-minutes later but Debra Van Buren, 52, the bride’s mother and Gambino-Ferola, 42, yelled at him to leave. Witnesses say that Wielenman got into his Ford Taurus stating “I’m going to kill you guys,” and drove in reverse toward the two women, striking Van Buren. He then put the car into drive and ran over Gambino-Ferola, backed up and ran over her again. Gambino-ferola was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital, suffering from a damaged liver and heart, broken ribs, a broken left arm and bruises to her head.…Continue Reading
Chippewa Falls, WIS–We’ve all been to a wedding reception, right? If not our own, than a family member or friend. The reception is all about the family and friends, food, gifts, and alcohol. A celebration of the newlyweds walk down the aisle. 46-year-old Matthew Willi had games at his wedding reception. One of them was ‘Stab the kid wrapped in duct tape!’ That will get the party started.Â Â …Continue Reading
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Pre-Taser newlyweds Andy Somora and Anna Pastuszwska
Lakeside, MI – Everyone knows how much planning goes into a typical wedding. One thing Andy Somora and Anna Pastuszwska probably didn’t include in their planning was a wedding night in separate holding cells after being shocked by tasers. They more than likely didn’t have the officers from 14 different police departments on the guest list either. …Continue Reading