Lola GriffithMESA, AZ – According to police, 27-year-old Lola “Tami” Griffith murdered her 5-year-old son inside a room at Cardon Children’s Medical Center before fatally shooting herself.

The bodies of Griffith and her son, Helious, were discovered by a nurse performing a bed check shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. Griffith’s son had been a patient at the hospital for about a week.

“It appears that the mother for unknown reasons took the life of the child and then took her own life there in the room.” Mesa Police Detective Steve Berry said.

According to a fundraiser created by Griffith, her son suffered from Cerebral Palsy with Dystonia, has sensitivities to audio, odor, and touch, and suffers from extreme anxiety. She had been looking for help raising $1500 dollars for a vehicle, but had not gotten close to her goal.

Police say the Arizona Department of Child Safety do have an open case with the family, but that Griffith was her son’s legal guardian.

“I can tell you this family was actively involved with DCS (Arizona Department of Child Safety) and that it was an open case and that they were actively working on that as recently as two days ago,” Berry said.…

Daniel DivitMESA, AZ – Daniel Divit has been arrested after the mother of a 2-year-old girl found videos of him performing sex acts on her daughter while he was supposed to be babysitting.

On Sunday, the mother of the toddler found several sexually explicit videos on Divit’s cellphone that involved Divit and the woman’s daughter.

In the videos, the woman’s daughter is propped on a couch pillow as Divit performs sex acts on her. The videos were dated July 18, a day that Divit was at the woman’s home babysitting the little girl.

She immediately called police and they were able to retrieve 12 additional pictures and videos that depicted Divit and the woman’s daughter. They were all dated on the days Divit was supposed to be watching the girl while her mother was at work.

According to police, in several of the videos, the toddler expressed pain. A physical examination of the girl showed injuries consistent with what was showed in the videos.

Divit was taken into custody and would not admit to consciously harming the girl.…

B3J5HUlIEAE9lRRPHOENIX, AZ – Trina Heisch, 49, along with her two dogs, was decapitated by her husband who then gouged out his eye and cut off his arm at the elbow.

He says God said it was okay, though, so everything is cool.

George Loney, was concerned that he had not heard from the couple in a few days so he went to their house and knocked on their door. The husband answered nude with an obvious injury to his eye and and a portion of his arm cut off.

Loney would repeatedly ask him if he was ok and for him to explain what was happening. The husband confessed that he had killed three family members but it was okay because God had forgiven him. He then asked for a drag of Loney’s cigarette.

Loney pushed the door open a little only to discover the walls, floor and cabinets were covered in blood. The husband again asked for a drag of his cigarette. Loney told him to get the fuck away from him and ran to a phone to call the police.

Mikayla PeerSURPRISE, AZ – Police have charged 20-year-old Mikayla Peer with child abuse after she went shopping at Walmart and left her 2-year-old daughter inside a sweltering hot car in the parking lot.

There are certain stories that, over the years, I have stayed away from – teachers fucking students and people leaving their kids in a hot car. After almost 5000 articles, I am just sick of writing them.

However, in the case of Peer, I am making an exception because, even after all of those articles, I can still be surprised at the level of stupidity some people manage to reach.

On July 4 , Peer and her two brothers walked into a Walmart, leaving her two-year-old daughter locked inside the car. In the sun. With the windows rolled up. On a sunny day that reached a high of 104 degrees.

Another shopper happened to walk by the car and saw the little girl sweating profusely in the backseat and called 911. Responding officers ended up smashing one of the car’s windows to get the girl out.…

Micheal CrawfordPHOENIX, AZ – Undercover sheriff’s deputies arrested 68-year-old Michael Crawford after they say he traveled to Arizona to have sex with a horse, as well as having some shirts soaked in horse piss.

According to a statement released by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford posted an ad online looking for a horse owner who would let him perform sex acts with the animal.

Investigators in the Animal Crimes Investigations Unit where alerted and an undercover officer posed as a horse owner who was interested in Crawford’s proposition.

Through e-mail and phone-call conversations, Crawford admitted to having sex with animals since the ’70s and has traveled extensively to various cities locating horse owners who would grant him access to their animals.

Thinking he had found another one of these owners who would let him perform sex acts on a horse, Crawford purchased a non-refundable plane ticket to Phoenix.

He told the undercover officer he was looking forward to the visit and was bringing five shirts he wanted the horse to piss on. …

Mike and Tina CarecciaMARICOPA, AZ – The bodies of a couple missing for more than a week have been found buried in the backyard of a former employee.

Mike and Tina Careccia were last seen leaving their home to run errands at around 5 a.m. on June 22. Mike’s teenage son called 911 around 7:15 that night to report he was worried about his father and stepmother as they had not returned home and that their phones were off.

Investigators would find the couple’s car a few hours later, abandoned a half-mile away from their home and covered in dirt. In the days that followed, police, family and friends began searching the area for the couple using ATV’s dogs and a helicopter. In that time, there was no activity with the couple’s phones, bank accounts, credit cards or social media accounts.

No word on what lead police to bring a backhoe to the backyard of a home located a couple of blocks away from where the couple lived, but on Wednesday night they used it to start digging and recovered two bodies believed to be the missing couple.…

Rosemary-VelazcoSURPRISE, AZ – Carlos T. Cruz, 28, and Rosemary Velazco have been arrested for the alleged abuse and murder of their emaciated 3-year-old daughter, Alexandra.

Police responded to a 911 call from the little girl’s uncle. When they arrived they found the dead body of the child covered in bruises and weighing only 15lbs.

A thorough examination of the girl’s body revealed cuts and bruises all over her body in various stages of healing, a 1-inch laceration to her head that exposed her skull, a broken knee and evidence that she had been sexually assaulted.

The parents both deny causing the injuries, although Velazco does admit to punishing her with a belt but only using “measured strength” as to not knock down the child.

During an interview with Cruz, who only speaks Spanish, he denied any knowledge about Alexandra’s other injuries telling investigators to, “ask his wife” and “not knowing the truth” about how they happened. Cruz did admit that the daughter’s weight loss was concerning and started after she had a fall in the tub. …

Arizona swingsetGILBERT, AZ– A 7-year-old girl was killed and a 14-year-old injured after a backyard swing set near a swimming pool collapsed.

Friends and family were gathered at a home Sunday morning where the two girls were outside playing on a swing that allows people to use a rope to swing into a nearby pool.

For reasons still unknown, the contraption snapped at its base. Both girls were struck by the swing, and both were knocked into the pool.

When firefighters arrived at the scene the owner of the home, a doctor, had pulled the 7-year-old from the water and was performing CPR.

The girl died from head injuries as she was being airlifted to Children’s Phoenix Hospital. The 14-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition where she underwent surgery for shoulder and head injuries. She is expected to survive.

Neither of the two girls lived at the home and they were not related. According to authorities, adults were present and the incident appears to be a very unfortunate accident.…

Kenne WorthenPHOENIX, AZ – Police have arrested 27-year-old Kenne Worthen after the elementary school teacher got busted having a sexual relationship with one of his 12-year-old students.

Police were called by staff at Longview Elementary School after students informed them that Worthen was having an inappropriate relationship with one of their female classmates.

When questioned, the girl initially denied having any type of relationship with Worthen, but later admitted to it and that she’d had sex with the teacher in his classroom after school.

A search of Worthen’s iPod revealed the girl and Worthen would have conversations of a sexual nature via the Google Hangouts app. He even tells the girl that he’s worried she will feel guilty and tell his wife or the police.

Worthen was arrested on Friday and is facing five felony charges, including molestation and sexual conduct with a minor. According to court documents, Worthen confessed to the relationship to police.

During his first court appearance, the judge ordered Worthen held in jail without bond.

“Even with having no record or anything?” asked Worthen.…

Alexis KeslarYUMA, AZ – Well here’s a story to start off your day. Two 18-month-old twins drowned in a canal after their mother let go of their stroller to fend off a bee.

Alexis Keslar was pushing her twin sons, Silas and Eli Keslar, along a canal Friday when she let go of the stroller’s handle to swat at a bee. This caused the stroller to roll away from her and into the canal.

Keslar immediately jumped in to try and save her sons, who were both belted into the stroller, but the strong current washed the stroller away from her. She managed to climb back out an called for help.

Even after the canal’s water level was lowered and the flow reduced, it still took emergency workers an hour to find the boys. They were flown to the hospital where they were both pronounced dead.

According to Lt. Don Willits, the incident has been determined to be an accident and no charges are expected to be filed.

Yuma police said the paths along the canal are popular with joggers and bicyclists, adding that people often underestimate the speed of the canal’s current and how deep the water can be.…

hammer windshieldMESA, AZ – Brett Benavides, 42, has been charged after a hammer flew from his hand while vandalizing his girlfriends car, and  fatally struck a man in the forehead.

Court documents say Benavides was losing his shit in an apartment complex parking lot, using a hammer to smash in the windshield of his girlfriend’s car.

At some point during Benavides’ dumbassery, he lost his grip on the hammer and it went flying through the air, hitting Steven Melcher in the forehead as he stood on his porch just feet away.

Melcher was taken to the hospital for his head injury, but developed a brain bleed and fell into a coma. He was taken off life support two days later.

“It just really hurts, I feel empty,” said Melcher’s wife of 25 years. “All I know is I want justice,” she said.

Dunno if she will get it, but police have arrested Benavides and have charged him with manslaughter.

One of the reasons why I posted this article, aside from the ridiculous way Mr.…

Arizona Wood ChipperCHANDLER, AZ — A man trimming trees at a car dealership was decapitated when he somehow fell headfirst into an industrial wood chipper.

According to the Chandler Police Department, the unidentified man worked for Phoenix Trim-A-Tree LLCA and was part of a small crew trimming trees at Freeway Chevrolet at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

He was reportedly standing on the wood chipper when he suddenly slipped and fell in. To make matters worse, two of the workers with him when it happened were his two sons.

The man’s family arrived on the scene and described the victim to reporters as a happy, family man who took pride in his work and had been employed by the landscaping company for years.

The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration will probably conduct their own investigation, said Chandler police spokesperson Sgt. Seth Tyler.

If there’s a silver lining to this man’s horrific death, it’s the fact that he went in with his head. I’m sure it was pretty quick. Aside from being eaten alive by an animal, I cannot think of a more terrifying way to die than to get pulled feet first through a goddamn wood chipper.…


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