Calumet City, Illinois — The body of a pregnant teen was found strangled to death in a Cook County Forest Preserve.

The body of 18-year-old Rosemary Newman was discovered Sunday morning by a man walking his dog . After an autopsy on Monday, the medical examiner indicated Newman, who was 9-months pregnant, was strangled.

Newman’s mother says her daughter went out on Saturday night and was expected to return home at about 11:30. When the teenager did not return, Rosie Newman wasn’t worried for her safety, but rather concerned because her daughter was so far into her pregnancy.

“I know she was going to be having the baby pretty sooon. So I just started to worry. She didn’t come back at the time she was supposed to come back,” said Rosie Newman.

Police believe  it is likely the Alsip teen was murdered elsewhere and her body dumped in the forest preserve. She was last seen at a restaurant with a friend. While the Newman family does not know who killed Rosemary, they do not believe her murder was random.…

Police: Man Kills Grandma, Eats Waffles

April 15, 2011 at 9:12 am by  

Queens, NY — Rosemarie Little took her grandson in after he found his mother dead at the age of 6 or 7. The vibrant, churchgoing 62-year-old spent the last 20 years of her life caring for him so he never felt that he was alone in this world. And what does she get in return? Suffocation by t-shirt.

Little’s grandson, 26-year-old Christopher Jackson was arrested after the woman’s body was found wrapped in a blanket in the basement of her home Monday evening.

During questioning, Jackson reportedly told investigators that he and his grandmother had been arguing about his marijuana intake. He said he grabbed a t-shirt and stuffed it in the woman’s mouth and secured it with rubber bands in order to keep her quiet. He then bound her wrists together with duct tape. Having worked up quite an appetite, Jackson then smoked three joints and sat down to a hearty breakfast consisting of six waffles.

When Little failed to show up for work Monday morning, an employee at the Manhattan law firm where she was employed called her sister, Denize Brewer.…

PROVO, UT — A man residing in a Utah Mental Facility has been charged with strangling his roommate because he could no longer take the man’s snoring.

If you click on James Clyde Norman’s mugshot, you will see more clearly that this guy is batshit crazy. It’s always in the eyes, impossible to hide. But it doesn’t seem as if Norman was trying to hide anything as the 33-year-old’s behavior lead to him enjoying a bit of R & R at the Utah State Mental Hospital.

His behavior included inappropriately touching a teen girl, sexual battery, disorderly conduct, interfering with an arrest, impersonating a police officer, assault by a prisoner and head-butting his defense attorney.

Also spending some time at the mental hospital was 28-year-old Omar Abas Sharif. He was Norman’s roommate and, as it turns out, snores in his sleep. It’s a condition that effects 30% of all men over the age of 30 whose cause is derived from a myriad of different reasons.

There are also a lot of different ways snoring can be stopped, including medications, surgery, a well-placed pillow firmly placed on the face (Jaded’s favorite), and in the case of poor Sharif — Norman’s bare hands.…

Solsberry, IN — Joseph Cunningham, 33, was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly assaulting his mother-in-law because she complained about his malodorous burp.

According to police, Cunningham was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his 55-year-old mother-in-law last Tuesday when he “spat out a sour belch” that reportedly had a foul odor.

When mom-in-law complained, Cunningham got all kinds of offended and claimed he couldn’t help it. An argument ensued…

Cunningham eventually demanded to be let out of the car, and when mom-in-law didn’t pull the damn thing over quick enough, she said her son-in-law reached forward from the back seat and wrapped his hands around her neck. She told police she couldn’t breathe.

Once she managed to free herself and pull over, she said Cunningham exited the vehicle, opened up the driver’s door, grabbed her and punched her in the face and chest. She said he uttered the words, “I’ll kill you, f—— bitch,” before running off.

Cunningham turned himself in Tuesday evening and was booked on charges of battery, intimidation and strangulation.…

PHOENIX – Here’s a strange one out of Arizona. A woman initially thought to have died in a car crash had actually been choked to death by her son before the accident.

Tina Ferlet, 41, and her 74-year-old grandmother had travelled to Southern California from Oklahoma to pick up Tina’s teenage son, 16-year-old Nathan Ferlet and his 20-year-old girlfriend. They were on their way back to Oklahoma to try and get Nathan help for his mental illness.

At around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, while his grandmother was driving through Phoenix, the teen leaned up from the backseat where he was sitting with his girlfriend, and began choking his mom sitting in the passenger seat.

The grandmother pulled into a convenience store parking lot and got out to get help, only to jump in the backseat when the teen got in the driver’s seat and drove off.

Nathan’s grandmother and girlfriend tried to get him to stop the car but he didn’t until an hour and 42 minutes later when he struck another vehicle.…

MONROE, Wash. – After Saturday night church services, officials performing a head count at Monroe Correctional Complex realized they were missing Byron Scherf, a three strikes inmate serving a life sentence for rape and assault.

After a short search, he was located in the lobby of the prison’s chapel and informed officers he was trying to escape. While that may have been true, what he didn’t tell officers was what he had been up to inside the chapel. That would be found out about an hour later.

Inside the chapel they would discover the body of 34-year-old Jayme Biendl, an eight year veteran at Monroe who was solely in charge of securing the chapel. She had been strangled to death. She also fought for her life as reports are that Scherf’s arms were covered with scratches an bite marks.

He has since been placed in a segregation unit and has asked for a lawyer.

Superintendent Scott Frakes stated that Biendl has never expressed any concerns for her safety, but had complained about being the only person in charge of that area and having a lot of ground to cover.…

Parkland, FL — Just when I thought I would make it through the day without posting a story, I see this crazy one from Florida. Police say that a woman died after being strangled by an electronic neck massager. After wrapping Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, 37-year-old Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson reportedly used an electronic massaging device on her sore neck. Her husband would find her lifeless body on the bedroom floor later that evening. Police are ruling the death as accidental, the Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives and the Medical Examiner’s Office both stating that it looks as if the massaging device got caught up in her necklace and proceeded to choke her to death. They have not released the brand of massager that they say killed her, but I was unaware that these things posed that kind of hazard. That was until I read that in Japan, several women died after improperly using an electronic foot massager on their necks. The device snagged their shirts and basically formed a fairly effective tourniquet around their necks.…

PHILADELPHIA — It’s not a big surprise and I think most had already figured the Kensington murders were the work of a serial killer, but authorities in Philadelphia confirmed this last night in a news conference. “We now know that this predator is responsible for three murders in this area,” task force Capt. James Clark said. DNA testing has confirmed that Casey Mahoney, 27;  Elaine Goldberg, 21; and Nicole Piacentini, 35, were all murdered by the same person. Police have not linked these strangulation deaths with the reported assaults on prostitutes in the same area because too much time had passed between the time of the alleged attacks and the victims reporting the attacks. “The assault victims did not come forward until police began combing the Kensington (neighborhood) for suspects and potential victims following the November homicides,” police spokesman Ray Evers said. The assault victims described the attacker as an African-American male in his early 20s, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. All of the victims have been white females involved in prostitution and drugs.…

FBI Unit Joining Hunt For The Kensington Strangler

December 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm by  

PHILADELPHIA, PA – As some of you are already aware, a serial rapist is lurking Kensington Avenue, and has been connected to the murders of two women and the attacks on six others. The press has even given him a name: The Kensington Strangler. Today it’s being reported that agents from an FBI behavioral analysis unit in Quantico, Va., will assist Philadelphia detectives in their investigation, starting with creating a profile of the attacker in the cases that are believed linked, said FBI spokesman J.J. Klaver. Some victims were able to give police details on what their attacker looked like, described as a slender, light-skinned black or Latino man in his 20s who stands between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10. An early sketch released by police last month showed a man with a mark on his cheek and a goatee. A modified sketch was released by police yesterday that included no goatee and the addition of sideburns. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251, or to dial 911.…

Man Strangles Woman For Taking Phone Call During Sex

December 2, 2010 at 11:44 am by  

Milwaukee, WI — Garron Lewis, 46, has been arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the strangulation death of 44-year-old Sharron Dorsey – police say he killed the woman over Thanksgiving weekend because she answered the phone while they were having sex. According to authorities, Dorsey’s daughter found her underwear-clad body on a mattress in the basement Saturday afternoon. Medical examiners determined Dorsey had been strangled and had been dead for some time. On November 27, Lewis reportedly showed up in tears at a friend’s house and admitted to killing the woman. When the friend questioned the motive behind the murder, Lewis said that he killed Dorsey because she took a call while the two were doing the naughty. He later told police that he strangled the woman with a belt. Seriously guys, if your woman is accepting phone calls, painting her toenails, filing her taxes, vacuuming the floors or updating her Facebook while in the middle of coitus, you might want to step up your game a bit…just sayin’.…

NAPA, CA – According to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, psychiatric technician Donna Gross was walking on the grounds of the Napa State Hospital grounds when she was strangled to death by a mental patient. Jess Willard Massey, 37, has now been charged with murder after police say he killed Gross for $2 in cash, her jewelry and a pack of gum. The body of the 54-year-old woman was discovered by fellow workers who went looking for her when she did not return back from a break. Massey, who has admitted to the killing, was declared legally insane after being charged with robbery, assault and attempted murder stemming from an incident in which Massey allegedly slit a woman’s throat after she refused to have sex with him. Employees at the hospital say this is just one of many incidents that have made them feel unsafe at work. They said some accused and convicted murderers, violent offenders deemed mentally unfit to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity, are free to roam the 138-acre campus.…

NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Cops are looking for a man on parole for murder after the body of a woman was found stuffed in a barrel in the backyard of his home. Police say a tipster informed them that Dennis Anderson, 64, admitted to strangling the woman and placing her in the barrel that he has carried with him to every residence he has moved to since. When investigators arrived at his residence they found his roommate, who had been living with Anderson for only a couple weeks, and he led them to the barrel. Once opened, the skeletal remains of the woman were found inside underneath a layer of peat moss. The unidentified body was wrapped in a bed sheet, and then two black trash bags were wrapped around. Investigators stated, “the legs had been tied together utilizing what appeared to be weed eater line that was also tied around the neck of the unknown victim.” Anderson is a convicted child killer, convicted of killing a 3-year-old girl and her grandmother back in ’72.…

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