shootingSAINT CLOUD, FL — A mother in Florida accidentally shot her daughter to death after mistaking her for an intruder.

It happened late Tuesday night when the 45-year-old woman was awakened by sounds of someone in her house. She told police that when she heard footsteps quickly approaching, she fired one shot.

Turns out she was decent at shooting blindly, as she hit her target. Unfortunately, the intruder was her 27-year-old daughter who was visiting from North Carolina. She was rushed to the hospital where she would later die.

No charges have been filed at this time as detectives say the mother’s story matches the evidence they’ve found.

“The homeowner’s story is consistent with the physical evidence and the witness’ statement,” police said in a news release. “At this time, the incident appears to be an accidental shooting; however, the investigation is ongoing.”

Police initially withheld the identities of the woman and her daughter as the mother is a 911 dispatcher and her husband is a St. Cloud police corporal with past work as an undercover narcotics officer.…

Carnival EcstasyFORT MYERS, FL – Here’s a gruesome one… but be warned, if you are the squeamish type, do not watch the video at the end of this article.

A family from Florida was on the Carnival Ecstasy over Christmas and have some video showing blood pouring down the door of one of the ship’s elevators – blood that likely came from a crew member who was crushed to death.

The family said on the last night of their trip they were headed to dinner when they captured video of blood pouring out the top of a malfunctioning elevator.

“To look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet, and not stopping… it was a real life scene of The Shining,” Matt Davis said.

While I understand the reference, there isn’t that much blood – but holy shit, as you can see in the following video, there is way too much to bode well for whoever it came out of.

Davis also said that a man inside the elevator had to run through the blood to get out.…

condom machineGERMANY – A 29-year-old man was killed by shrapnel after he and his friends blew up a condom machine on Christmas Eve.

A neighbor called police after they heard an explosion and looked out to see a roadside condom machine smoldering outside. Police came out and found the destroyed machine with its contents scattered on the street in front of it.

At around the same time, two men brought their 29-year-old friend to the hospital. He was unconscious and suffering from a head injury that they told hospital staff was the result of falling down some stairs.

The man would die from his injuries and his two friends, ages 27 and 29, would admit to police what really happened when the hospital staff called into question their explanation for their friend’s injuries.

They said they had used a homemade explosive to blow up the roadside condom machine in order to get the money inside. After lighting the fuse, their friend was unable to get the passenger door of the car shut before the device exploded and a chunk of metal struck him in the face.…

Joshua BurwellSAN DIEGO, CA – Joshua Burwell died on Christmas Day after they 33-year-old accidentally walked off the side of a cliff while looking at either his phone or camera.

At around 4:50 p.m. Friday, Burwell was walking near the 900 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard where, according to his mother, he was out taking pictures of the sunset.

According to San Diego Lifeguard Bill Bender, witnesses stated seeing him looking down at an electronic device when he walked right over the edge of the cliff.

“He wasn’t watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands,” said Bender.

Three Good Samaritans made their way down to where Burwell had landed 60 feet below, and immediately administered CPR. One witness said they ran to assist after hearing someone yelling “Help, please God, save me.”

Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do to save Burwell and he was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medics. His mother, Sharyle Burwell, posted on Facebook that he died while taking pictures and that he leaves a son behind.…

Jay HunsuckerHIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX – Jay Hunsucker died while getting Christmas decorations from his attic after the 44-year-old took a wrong step and fell 22 feet onto the floor below.

The incident happened on Friday while Hunsucker was home with his wife and a teenage daughter. He was in the attic getting Christmas decorations when he somehow fell through the ceiling.

Hunsucker landed on the tile floor of his foyer and would die in the ambulance on the way to a helicopter that had landed just a few miles away.

“The county examiner’s office [said] basically the cause of death was massive internal injuries,” said neighbor, Hudson Floyd, who added that the attic has walkways and plywood for storage. “I think he just lost his balance, he tripped and he fell.”

His friends and family said Christmas was one of Hunsucker’s favorite times of the year and that the Christmas lights had already been out since before Thanksgiving.

I can only think of a few deaths worse than dying while covered in anything related to a holiday as horrid as Christmas.…

flamesLAKE LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives believe a woman in her 70s died after falling into a fire pit.

The unidentified woman’s burned body was discovered by her roommate around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of the woman’s death, so there’s a glimmer of hope that she died before falling into the flames.

We have reported on a handful of fire pit related deaths over the last decade, including one from earlier this year, and an incident where a baby died after being dropped into one.

But none of them come close to being as horrific as the poor bastard we reported on five years ago. That’s when a 45-year-old man was with family preparing for a New Year’s block party and had dug a 3-foot deep fire pit to roast a pig.

The man somehow fell face-first into the fire pit and became wedged. When his family where unable to pull him out, they steamed his ass by using a garden hose to try and extinguish the flames.…

Mason CoxGASTONIA, NC – It’s been a while since we have had someone die in such a horrible fashion, but 19-year-old Mason Cox got pulled into a wood chipper over the weekend.

It was the teen’s first day working with Crawford Tree Service and he was helping was cut down trees in a yard.

Reports say he may have been trying to kick a tree limb into the wood chipper when he somehow got pulled into the machine.

“The limb must have grabbed a piece of his clothing and took him into the chipper,” said business owner Jon Crawford.

When first responders arrived at the scene, Cox was found dead inside the wood chipper. The teen’s mother said she isn’t angry with Crawford, but questions if her son was being supervised since he had little experience in tree removal.

“It was his first day on this job,” Debra Sisk said.

Crawford said Cox wasn’t performing any tasks too difficult for a beginner and was working side by side with two experienced employees.…

hot tubPLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO – A couple from Canada died while having sex in their hotel room hot tub after the woman drowned because her husband had a fatal heart attack while on top of her.

Charles Mackenzie, 67, and his wife, Dorothy Mackenzie, 63, were in Mexico to attend their daughter’s wedding. Tragedy struck two nights before their daughter was to get married, as the couple were having some sexy time in their hotel room hot tub.

According to reports, Charles had a heart attack while on top of Dorothy and the poor woman was unable to get out from under him. She would die of asphyxia by submersion.

At around 10:30 the following morning, their would find her dead parents in the hot tub still in “a sexual embrace.” No word on if the daughter went through with the wedding.

“I know that they’re more concerned about the remains and cremation and things like that. I don’t really know about the wedding,” said Douglas Hastings, Charles Mackenzie’s brother-in-law.…

Chelsea AkeHENDERSON, NV – Police say 24-year-old Chelsea Ake, a manager at Rejuvenice Cryotherapy, froze to death after entering one of the cryotherapy chambers after hours.

The gruesome discovery was made after Rejuvenice employees came to work the other morning and found Ake dead inside one of the company’s cryotherapy chambers.

According to the Rejuvenice website, these  “cryosaunas” or “cryochambers” are an alternative to cold water immersion or ice packs that decreases cell growth and increases cellular survival by subjecting the occupant with dry air that dips below -240 degrees Fahrenheit.

This treatment is only supposed to last two to four minutes, but Ake was in the chamber for at least 10 hours. Surveillance cameras show that after Ake closed up shop, she walked to the back where the cryochambers are located. There are no cameras in that area, so investigators can only assume Ake got into one of them by herself and that the machine did not turn off.

Investigators say it’s likely Ake suffocated within seconds, and say her death was due to “operator error.” Her family disputes this claim, stating Ake was an aesthetician and chamber operator who “knew exactly what she was doing.” They say investigators at the coroner’s office told them they were looking into the gases Ake inhaled before her death, as well as the chamber’s mechanics and whether she could keep her head above the chamber to breathe.…

gun firingAUBURN HILLS, MI – A woman with a concealed weapons permit shot at a suspected shoplifter as they sped out of a Home Depot parking lot.

Police say a shoplifter was leaving Home Depot around 2 p.m. Tuesday and was followed by the store’s loss prevention employee.

As they tried to stop him, the suspect got into an SUV and sped out of the parking lot.

This was noticed by another Home Depot customer who was in the parking lot and had a concealed weapons permit. She decided to intervene and fired shots at the fleeing SUV, possibly blowing out one of the vehicle’s tires in the process.

The suspect got away and police are now on the lookout for the person who shoplifted from the Home Depot, as well as the person who was driving the getaway vehicle.

But the real story here isn’t the fact that someone shoplifted from Home Depot, but rather someone decided that this was a life or death situation and shot at the goddamn car.…

Elijah HernandezSAN MARCOS, TX — Police say 17-year-old Elijah Hernandez died after being placed in a chokehold while wrestling with another teen at a sleepover.

Seven male and female friends from Hays High School were having a sleepover when Hernandez and another teen began wrestling at around 1:27 a.m. Sunday.

At one point Hernandez was put in a choke hold and was told to tap out. He didn’t, and by time the teen released Hernandez from the neck restraint Hernandez was already unconscious.

When the teens saw that Hernandez had stopped breathing and his lips were turning blue, they woke up the adults in the house and called 911.

Paramedics arrived at the home where one of the adults was performing CPR on the teen. Hernandez was taken to Seton Medical Center Hays where he was pronounced dead an hour later.

San Marcos police spokesperson Kristi Wyatt says Hernandez’ death has been ruled accidental and that charges are unlikely to be filed against the other teen.

Yesterday, family and friends gathered at a park where they released balloons in memory of Hernandez and left messages on the teen’s car.…

Joshua MadduxWOODLAND PARK, CO – The Teller County Coroner’s Office has identified the remains found inside an abandoned cabin’s chimney as 18-year-old Joshua Maddux, who disappeared in 2008.

The remains were found last month by workers who were demolishing the cabin that has stood empty for almost 10 years. It took a month, but dental records were used to positively identify the body.

During a press conference announcing the identification, the coroner said there was no sign of foul play or trauma to the body and that it seems as if Maddux voluntarily climbed inside the chimney, probably to gain access to the inside of the cabin..

Maddux ran into serious trouble once he found that the chimney was equipped with a wood-burning stove that prevented him from getting inside the cabin. So, basically, the poor guy got himself stuck in a chimney and then died of dehydration – which can take three to four days.

I can imagine a handful of nightmare ways to die, and standing inside a chimney for days until dying of dehydration is definitely one of them.…


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