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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Phoenix, AZ – James Stark, 58, experienced the business end of the Arizona justice system when he was sentenced last week to 7-consecutive life sentences – and an additional 102.5 years in prison – for molesting his granddaughter.

Stark was arrested January 2010 after his 8-year-old granddaughter told a family friend of the abuse and that led to a police investigation. Prosecutors said that Stark had been living in the same home as the victim’s family since November 2008. The Buckeye (Arizona) Police Department investigation led by Det. Joseph Kirby established that Stark molested the girl for more than a year. This means that the molestation must have begun almost immediately.

When the victim’s mother learned of the situation – presumably from the family friend – she took the 8-year-old to the Buckeye Police Department. A statement from the Maricopa County attorney said:

In a subsequent forensic interview the 8-year old disclosed the defendant had performed a variety of sexual acts on her. These acts included showing her pornography, teaching her how to masturbate, digital contact, digital penetration and oral-genital contact.

Houston, Texas —  Police say a woman tried to cover-up the sexual assault of her adopted 12-year-old daughter, allegedly raped by her 18-year-old son, by taking the young girl to get an abortion.

CPS started their investigation regarding the girl’s pregnancy after an anonymous tipster informed them 50-year-old Cynthia Greenwood had taken the special needs girl to an abortion clinic.

The caller said that the 12-year-old was 17-weeks pregnant but was too hysterical for the procedure to be performed. Greenwood refused to say how the girl became pregnant and the girl would only tell a CPS employee that an adult had touched her privates.

Two weeks later, Greenwood tried again and took the girl to the Center for Women’s Health in Cleveland, Ohio where an abortion would be performed two days later.

Police would interview Greenwood a couple weeks after that and while she admitted she had taken the girl to have an abortion, she denied knowing how the girl got pregnant. The 12-year-old and her sister were taken from the home by CPS on that same day.…

Elderly Man Impaled With Pruning Shears

August 31, 2011 at 9:05 am by  

TUCSON, AZ — Earlier this week we had a story about a woman who survived a tree branch impaling her through the eye socket and touching her brain.

Now we have an elderly man who has survived pruning shears impaling him through the eye socket — handle first — and lodging themselves in his neck.

Leroy Luetscher, 86, was bending over to pick up some pruning shears he had dropped while doing some gardening last month when he lost his balance and fell on top of them with his face.

As you can see by the accompanying, cringe-inducing x-ray, the handle of the shears entered through the mans eye socket and went down into his neck.

Luetscher said he realized he had picked up the tool in one of the worst ways possible after he stood up and felt the shears sticking out of his face. He also stated it was the worst pain he had ever experienced in his life.

“I didn’t know if my eyeball was still there or what,” Luetscher told The Associated Press on Tuesday.…

Hamilton, OH — A man who was once accused of having sexual relations with a four-foot inflatable Halloween pumpkin is in hot water again – this time for bangin’ an inflatable pool raft. Rawr?

Edwin Tobergta, who has several public indecency charges under his belt, was arrested Sunday after a neighbor reportedly caught him sexually assaulting the pink raft in an alley behind his home.

Police said that when the neighbor (the owner of the raft), yelled at Tobergta, he stopped what he was doing, pulled up his pants, threw that sexy piece of pure heaven over a fence and ran off with it. Unfortunately, there is no word on the condition or whereabouts of said raft at this time.

Tobergta reportedly admitted to the act and told officers that he has a problem and needs help. And he ain’t kiddin’, either…

When Tobergta’s name first hit our forums in 2008 – a full six years after the alleged punkin porkin’ – he already had at least six public indecency convictions and was in court to plead guilty to yet another charge.…

Fort Worth, TX — Jonathan Hudson, 22, was a juror on a civil case last month regarding a 2008 car accident. During the trial, Hudson reportedly posted innocuous updates like “Hey, I’m on a jury” and “Sorta boring.” Technically, this was probably not allowed – but I doubt that anybody would have cared. Until…

After the trial recessed for the day on July 18, Hudson reportedly friend-requested the defendant, Courtney Downing, on Facebook. She became concerned and told her lawyer, who told the judge. The next morning Hudson was off the case.

Hudson reportedly made matters worse by contacting Downing again with an apology. According to the court records, he claimed in the follow-up message that he thought she was someone else. She didn’t believe him, so it didn’t accomplish anything.

“I’ve never seen this before,” prosecutor Chris Ponder said. “But I’m afraid this is a new reality as the technology is so ubiquitous that we’ll have these types of things occur.”

I do agree, but I have never liked the word “ubiquitous.” You see it absolutely everywhere.…

Man Decapitates Self After Domestic Dispute

August 31, 2011 at 4:47 am by  

Yorktown, VA — An unidentified 46-year-old man is quite dead after decapitating himself following a domestic dispute with his ex-wife and a brief standoff with police.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, deputies arrived at the ex-wife’s home in response to a report of a domestic dispute. The man, however, had already vacated the premises.

As one officer was taking a statement from the woman, another officer in the area noticed a utility trailer in flames. When firefighters arrived to douse the flames, they found the man in question sitting inside the Ford Explorer that had been towing the trailer. Police say he ignored repeated commands to exit the vehicle.

At some point during the standoff, firefighters noticed the man had a cable attached to his neck…the other end was attached to a nearby tree. As officers approached to speak to the man, he hit the gas. He was pulled from the vehicle and decapitated, putting an abrupt end to any future arguments with the ex.

York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs said the man and his ex had apparently been arguing about his living arrangements.…

ASHEVILLE, NC — Police have a charged a North Carolina mother with murdering her two young daughters with a hatchet before trying to use it on herself.

Neighbors say that on Saturday they heard blood curdling screams coming from the home of Naiyana Patel. She and her husband have run the Ash Pantry Food Store for the last couple years and had recently moved into the home with their two daughters, 8-year-old Jiya, and four year old Piya.

Her husband, Lalji Patel, called 911 after returning home from work Saturday morning and finding his two daughters dead and his wife injured. Police say Naiyana used a hatchet to murder the two girls before using it to repeatedly strike herself in the head.

Naiyana was rushed to the hospital where she is recovering, despite her wishes to die, with a guard posted outside her door. She told police that she wasn’t responsible for murdering her kids, but rather a “ghost killed her children.”

Not surprisingly, it’s being reported that Naiyana has some mental issues.…

Louisville, KY – Lawrence Hyman, 43, was arrested when – during an apparent road rage incident – he allegedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun at another motorist and his family. That motorist was an off-duty Louisville police officer.

According to the arrest report, Hyman was driving alongside an off-duty police officer who was traveling in an unmarked white van with his wife and two children. The two drivers were on a road that merges onto the interstate highway.

The officer in the incident stated that Hyman, “started driving very aggressively, passing officer and slamming on his brakes.” The officer reported that he attempted to pass Hyman, but Hyman sped up. It is at that point, according to arrest records, that Hyman reportedly pulled a gun and pointed it at the officer.

The officer responded by displaying his badge. The arrest reports stated that this caused Hyman to flee the area. Police located Hyman nearby. Police said a Ruger handgun was found in the center console of his vehicle.

Hyman is charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.…

Canyon County, ID – An Idaho man has saved the state a lot of money and time by simply admitting he molested a toddler during a camping trip.

Anthony J. Asbell, 25,  has also saved me the aggravation of having to use words like ‘allegedly.’ If only all people were so selfless…

Back in July, Asbell went camping along the Snake River with his fiancee and some friends who had children, one of which was a 3 year-old girl.

Asbell would later admit, during a phone call with one of the child’s parents that just so happened to be recorded by police, that the girl “might have excited me because she was running around all day in a bikini. I don’t know what was going through my head, but it wasn’t good.”

I do know what’s going through my head right now, having to read about this sick animal, and you can bet your ass it isn’t good.

All hot and bothered, Asbell decided to take a dip in the water and bring the girl with him.…

Man Charged After Throwing Son Off Cruise Boat

August 30, 2011 at 8:53 am by  

SANTA ANA, Calif.— A man was arrested and charged with child endangerment after police say he threw his crying 7-year-old overboard while arguing with his girlfriend on a sight-seeing cruise.

Sloane Briles, 35, was on the 42-foot “Pavilion Queen” with his girlfriend and his two young sons from a previous marriage. They were with approximately 85 other people enjoying a 90-minute sight-seeing tour that goes past the homes of celebrities like Shirley Temple and John Wayne.

Witnesses say that Briles, who appeared to have been drinking, began arguing with his girlfriend and his 7-year-old son. Witnesses began to get angry with Briles as he started smacking the boy around while telling him he needed to toughen up.

When the boy would not stop crying, Briles informed him if he didn’t stop he would throw him overboard. If the passengers were upset with Briles before, I cannot imagine how they felt about him as he followed through with his threat and tossed the crying boy in the water 5-ft below.

Someone on the boat immediately tossed the kid a life ring and Briles jumped in to help his son, but another boater got to him first and pulled him out of the water.…

STAMFORD, CT – Tremain Stephens, 28, was arrested after he chased women around a downtown apartment building just after noon on Wednesday, police say.  The fact that he was not fully clothed complicated the matter.

Police were originally called with a report of a ‘naked man’ chasing women through an apartment building court yard.

When contacted, Police Sgt. Simon Blanc said that one woman complained that Stephens called to her at least twice – saying “hey baby” and “mommy” – and attempted to grab her while she left the apartment building.

The 29-year-old woman said she did not respond, trying to avoid him by re-entering the building and attempting to hold the door closed behind her.  Stephens reportedly pushed through the door began chasing the woman around the building courtyard.  According to Blanc, Stephens was also witnessed with his pants down exposing himself to other women in the courtyard by the apartment pool.

Police apprehended Stephens nearby.  Blanc said that one responding officer reported Stephens looked “zoned out” and was sweating profusely.…


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