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GALVESTON, TX – A woman has been accused of fatally shooting her husband and two young sons before killing herself at a Texas resort.

Police say they were called to San Luis Resort early Monday morning after hotel guests reported hearing a series of “pops” from a room on the eighth floor.

When police arrived, they could hear faint moaning coming from inside the room that had been dead-bolted from the inside.

After forcing their way in they found 39-year-old Mauricio Morales and his two sons, 10-year-old Mauricio and 5-year-old David, on a bed suffering from gunshot wounds.

On the floor nearby was 37-year-old Flor de Maria Pineda — Mauricio’s wife and the mother of the two boys — suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Mauricio and David were pronounced dead at the scene, while Flor and 10-year-old Mauricio were pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

The family lives 50 miles away in Baytown, and had checked into the hotel at around 7:00 pm the night before the shootings occurred.…

ORONO, MN – Police in Minnesota say a woman hanged herself and her 5-year-old son in the basement of her home.

Police were first called to the home of 47-year-old Gina Sommers after the father of her 5-year-old son was unable to get in touch with her.

The boy’s father, Jeffry Sandberg, was in the middle of a custody battle with Sommers and was scheduled to pick up his son at 4 p.m., but Sommers was not answering her phone or coming to the door.

When police arrived, they left shortly after stating there wasn’t much they could legally do at that time but to call them back if the situation remained the same.

Sandberg called back a few hours later stating the situation had not changed and that a family member was on their way to the home with a set of keys.

Police used the keys to gain entry into the home and found Sommers and her son hanged in the home’s basement.

“It wouldn’t have mattered if we would have [entered] at that 4 o’clock time or that 8 o’clock time,” Police Chief Correy Farniok said.…

Fikri ErdemLILBURN, GA – Police say 47-year-old Fikri Erdem slit his 12-year-old disabled son’s throat in a church parking lot then cut himself repeatedly.

At around 9 p.m. Monday, police responding to a 911 call from Erdem who informed them he was parked at the First Baptist Church on Main Street.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Erdem and his son, Hakan, inside a white pickup truck.

Hakan’s throat had been slashed open with a large kitchen knife, and Erdem was suffering from numerous, self-inflicted cuts to his arms. Harkam was pronounced dead at the scene while Erdem was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center.

Erdem’s wife showed up shortly after EMS had arrived because Erdem had left her a voicemail saying, “I’m sorry. Tell the daughters that this was an accident.”

She told police that Harkam, who has special needs and suffered from cerebral palsy, yelled and screamed a lot and needed constant care. Her husband, she added, had not slept for 10 days.

As of Tuesday, Erdem was still at the hospital, under police guard, with non-life-threatening injuries.…

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.…

Mark ConstantinoRENO, NV – Mark and Debby Constantino, a couple often featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”, are dead in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

On Tuesday morning, a woman called police to report she had returned home to find her male roommate dead. She also told them her other roommate, Debby Constantino, was missing.

Through their investigation, police quickly determined that the missing woman’s cell phone was pinging from an apartment owned by an adult child of Debby and her estranged husband, 53-year-old Mark Constantino.

As police approached the apartment, Mark shot at them through the door and told them to go away. Negotiators from local police and the FBI tried to get Constantino to come out and surrender, but after a few hours and no response a SWAT team made entry into the apartment.

Inside they would find the dead bodies of both Mark and Debby. Police say Mark was responsible for the death of the male at the first location and had kidnapped his wife before killing her and then himself.…

gunLAFAYETTE, LA – Here we go again. Louisiana State Police say a 58-year-old male opened fire inside the Grand Theater during a showing of Trainwreck, killing two before turning the gun on himself.

The shooting happened 20 minutes into a showing of Trainwreck, when a dumbass in the audience started randomly shooting at approximately 75 other movie patrons. After he was finished, the unidentified coward committed suicide.

One of his victims died on the scene, while eight others were taken to local hospitals. One of those victims would later die from their injuries.

“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” theatergoer Katie Domingue said. She then witnessed “an older white man” standing up and shooting down into the theater. “He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” Domingue said.

Police know the identity of the man, but have not released it to the press at this time. They say the shooting appears to be random, but are checking to see if he was connected to the victims in any way.…

Richard Albert NielsonWilmington, NC — A dispute over some missing lawn equipment has left an unborn child and two men dead, and a woman in critical condition.

According to police, 38-year-old Russell Mitchell was cashing in some lottery tickets at a Murphy USA gas station Friday afternoon, when 62-year-old Richard Nielson approached him. Nielson apparently called out Mitchell’s name just moments before shooting him in the head at point-blank range.

Nielson then approached Mitchell’s wife(?), 29-year-old Jessica Modolo, as she sat waiting for Mitchell to return to the car. Police say Nielson shot her once in the stomach, killing her unborn child, and once in the head. It is believed Modolo, who remains in critical condition, was about four months along in her pregnancy. Inside the car with Modolo, her 6-year-old son, and Mitchell’s daughters, ages 9 and 7.

Nielson then walked behind the vehicle and put a bullet in his own head.

This whole bunch of bullshit apparently stems from a dispute over some lawn equipment that Nielson had somehow procured from Mitchell.…

Pedro MaldonadoWeston, FL — According to police, 53-year-old Pedro Maldonado Sr. shot and killed his wife and 17-year-old son with a hand held crossbow, then drove over 400 miles to attempt the same thing with his other son.

The rampage apparently started sometime Monday in Weston, where Pedro shot his wife and son. He then loaded up his crossbow and headed north to Florida State University, where his other son, 21-year-old José Maldonado, attended college. After a good night’s rest, Pedro reportedly confronted his son and tried to kill him with the same crossbow he used to kill José’s mother and brother. Luckily, José was able to turn his head just at the right moment and the arrow only hit him in the ear. At that point, police say, the two struggled and José was able to escape his father’s attempts at choking him.

José did not call the authorities after the attack. Some speculate that he may have been more worried about deportation than an injured ear. Pedro was having financial problems, which led the family, who had been in the country legally at one point, to start worrying about their visas that had expired.…

Austin WisemanCINCINNATI, OH  – Two half-brothers were found dead after police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot his 9-year-old half brother before turning the gun on himself.

The boys were found on Wednesday inside their grandparents’ home where they lived. In an upstairs bedroom, investigators say 12-year-old Austin Wiseman shot and killed his 9-year-old half-brother, Blake Campbell, before he killed himself with the same gun.

Investigators will now try to determine if this was a murder-suicide, a suicide pact or an accidental shooting followed by suicide. I’m going with the latter.

“There was no sign of a struggle,” Jackson County Coroner Dr. Gregory Hawker said. “The younger boy was just sitting in a children’s chair, sitting there like he was watching TV.”

Only two shots were fired from a .44-caliber handgun that belonged to the boys’ grandfather, Police Chief Carl Eisnaugle said Friday. The grandparents were not home at the time of the shootings, having left earlier to take care of some personal business.

Investigators have taken Wiseman’s computer in hopes that it contains clues to what might have led up to the shootings, but Eisnaugle said there’s the possibility that there may never be an explanation.…

Camden, NJ – Chevonne Thomas, a 33-year-old woman with a history of mental problems, is believed to have decapitated her son before stabbing herself to death after reportedly having an argument with a man believed to have been her boyfriend.

Police were called to the home at around 12:30 AM this morning after a 911 call from Thomas.  It’s unclear exactly what was said during that phone call but it led police to believe that her son, 2-year-old Zahree Thomas, was in danger; but it was likely too late.  She apparently stated that something had happened to her son and the operator had reason to believe that Ms. Thomas was to blame.

Officers approached the house and peered inside the window, spotting the headless body of Zahree Thomas.  They backed off, not knowing if the mother, who was still on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, was armed.  A SWAT team was called in and a perimeter was set up around the home.  Police negotiators indicate that Ms. Thomas seemed confused when they spoke to her.…

Port St. John, FL — A Florida mother shot and killed her four kids before killing herself. This after she called three of the kids who had sought help from a neighbor back into the house.

Police say Tonya Thomas, 33, fatally shot her four children early Tuesday morning. Deputies identified the children as Pebbles Johnson, 17; Jaxs Johnson, 15; Jazlin Johnson, 13; and Joel Johnson, 12.

Three of the children – one of them ‘covered in blood’ – had reportedly gone to a neighbor’s front door before dawn to say that their mother had shot them. The mother then called the children back to the house and killed them, said Lt. Tod Goodyear, a spokesman for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

“From what the neighbors said, she was very calm. She walked out and called them back. They turned around and walked back to the house,” Goodyear said.

The neighbor then heard gunshots and called 911.

According to police, another neighbor said that Thomas had sent a text message in the middle of the night saying she wanted to be cremated with her children.…

Lakewood, CO – This is a story that is getting press now because of recent interviews given by the in-laws and the investigation that followed Dave O’Shell killing his wife and then himself after he was accused of abusing his infant daughter. Later tests revealed the baby’s injuries may have been the result of a rare genetic disorder.

Tiffany and Dave O’Shell were Lakewood (Colorado) Police officers who, after meeting on the job, got married. Tiffany, an Army reservist, had attended the University of Northern Colorado studying child physical therapy. William David O’Shell was a National Guard reservist who was working on a doctoral degree in philosophy in his spare time.

“They got married, had the baby. Everything was going great for them,” Tiffany’s father, Paul Cuin, said. “Until all this happened.”

Alyssa was their baby. She was born in the spring of 2008. On the morning of June 16, 2008 – when Alyssa was about 3 months old – Tiffany reportedly noticed that Alyssa cried when her right leg was lifted during a diaper change.…


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