RURAL RETREAT, VA – A woman has been accused of cutting off her boyfriend’s head allegedly demanded arresting police officers “to take me back and let me get my heads.”

Sometimes a trinket is all we have by which to remember a departed loved one. The need for that trinket, that last link, can exceed rationality.

Roena Mills, 41, knows. She’s no April Fool.

She is batshit crazy, though.

When Mercer County deputies were called to a house in Lerona, West Virginia, by annoyed residents this past April 1st, they found her deranged ass bouncing around, bloody and single-gloved, with “a pocket knife in her pants”.

Mills had been trying to convince the homeowners to loan her a chainsaw and some gasoline. They declined and offered to give her a ride somewhere. She declined their counteroffer. And refused to leave.

Deputies later reported that her eyes were glazed and that she kept talking to an unseen person whom she called “Daddy.”

She gave a false name and blamed all the blood on having been thrown through a glass door.…

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – A Virginia man will serve no active jail time after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

One of the biggest debates in the world of social sciences at the turn of the 20th century was the age-old question of “nature vs. nurture,” or whether or not human behavior is determined by heredity (“nature”) or environment (“nurture”).

Without rehashing tens of thousands of pages of academic argument, some of it quite impassioned and even acrimonious, we will jump right to what appears to be the modern consensus: both usually play an important role.

Common sense, really, but then most of the things that academics argue about usually are.

To the readers who just cannot restrain themselves from delving deeper into this debate, I recommend watching the Three Stooges episode Hoi Polloi. Much more entertaining than the learned articles on the subject, and just as correct.

The salient point is that, as individuals, we often learn from our experiences, consciously or otherwise. Sometimes this weakens existing behaviors, sometimes it reinforces them.…

TYSONS CORNER, VA — A mother has been arrested after she shot her two daughters, killing her 5-year-old and critically injuring another.

On Sunday night, a 911 call was made by 33-year-old Veronica Youngblood who stated she had just killed her two daughters.

When Fairfax County police officers arrived at her apartment they did not find Youngblood but did find her two daughters had been shot.

One of the girls, 5-year-old Brooklynn Youngblood, had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her old sister was still alive and rushed to the hospital where she is in critical condition.

A short time later a was made to 911 from an acquaintance of Youngblood’s who told the dispatcher that Youngblood arrived at their residence and that there was “cause for concern.”

When police arrived at that location they found Youngblood as well as the gun they believe was used to shoot her two daughters.

Youngblood was arrested and charged with murder. She’s currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.…

RICHMOND, VA – A man from New Zealand traveled 8,500 miles to the home of a Virginia teen and was shot in the neck by the teen’s mother while trying to break into the home.

The 14-year-old girl met 25-year-old Troy Skinner on Discord three to four months ago but had been trying to cut off communication with him.

In response, Skinner took three planes from New Zealand to get to Washington on June 20. He then took a Greyhound bus to Richmond the next day.

That afternoon he was knocking on the girl’s front door after first making a stop at Walmart where he purchased a pocket knife, pepper spray, and duct tape.

“He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to communicate with him,” Goochland Sheriff Jim Agnew said.

The teen’s mother refused to open the door for Skinner, so Skinner used a concrete landscaping door to try and break down the rear basement door.…

ALEXANDRIA, VA – A 9-year-old boy died after his head was crushed by a motorized room partition inside the gym of his elementary school.

The incident happened Friday afternoon at Franconia Elementary school after Wesley Lipicky and a teacher both pressed a button to open a large, motorized room partition in the school’s gym.

Somehow the boy was caught between the partition and the wall and suffered “traumatic head injuries” as a result.

Lipicky was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The death has been ruled accidental and no charges are expected to be filed.

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand said in a statement that the school district is “working closely” with law enforcement to review the accident, and “to review safety protocols and procedures.”

Going by the school’s Facebook page, it looks like Wesley was at the school helping setup a grade 3 to 6 fund-raising dance that was going to happen later that evening.

Crisis counselors are at the school today to support students, staff, and parents.…

JONESVILLE, VA — An 8-day-old baby in Virginia was mauled to death in its bassinet by the family’s wolf-dog hybrid.

On Wednesday morning, the parents of the infant girl heard her crying in her room. When they went in to investigate, they found the dog standing over her.

“The child, according to the statements, was in a bassinet. There was blood in the bassinet where the dog had attacked the child. (There were) very serious injuries to the upper body, and the head,” Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said.

The infant was rushed to the hospital by her father but would die later that afternoon. The 3-year-old wolf-dog hybrid was euthanized after being taken to the pound.

Social services have been called to check on two other children living in the home with two other dogs.

Parsons said he believes it is reckless to leave any child unattended with an animal, and is checking if any charges can be filed against the girls’ parents.

“I’m concerned about whether the child was protected, so the tough part for me is who is in the right and who is in the wrong, and you hate to charge parents that are grieving over a child, but at the same time you have to consider the rights of the child,” he said.…

SPRINGFIELD, VA – An elderly man killed himself with a chainsaw last week after attacking his wife with a hatchet.

The incident happened last Wednesday when a 70-year-old man attacked his 76-year-old wife in the foyer of their home.

A family member arrived at the home and witnessed the man beating his wife with the blunt side of the hatchet and managed to get inside to help her.

“The family member was able to rescue the victim, bring her outside,” said Fairfax County Police Officer Reem Awad. “At which point, the male suspect did follow outside and a struggle ensued over that ax. 911 was called at that point and we responded.”

When police arrived, the man had already retreated back inside the home and locked the doors. One of the officers looked through the garage window and saw the man lying on the floor with severe injuries to his upper torso.

“I could see that the lady was really confused and kind of like in shock, and her hands was probably injured, cut,” said a neighbor.…

FAIRFAX, VA – A 22-year-old woman was killed after a 12-year-old boy jumped from an interstate overpass in a suicide attempt.

According to reports, Marisa Harris was traveling east on I-66 in her 2005 Ford Escape when the boy jumped from an overpass and, I assume, hit her windshield.

Harris was immediately incapacitated and her boyfriend, who was a passenger in the vehicle, took control of the car and steered it off of the interstate.

Harris was pronounced dead at the scene while the boy was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

To make the story even worse, Harris was studying mental health counseling at Marymount University to eventually help children just like the one who killed her.

Her family said Harris had a passion for working with children with severe behavioral problems.

“That’s the irony that we’re … looking at right now,” said her father.

Towson University, where Harris graduated, released a statement that described Harris as “a caring, giving person who intended to devote her life to helping children in crisis.”

Fairfax County Public Schools sent parents an email on Monday advising them to be aware of signs of mental illness in their children.…

roberto-sibrian2FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Police have apprehended a suspect accused of pulling a young woman out of her car after a crash, then raping her in a ditch over a period of two hours.

At around 2:45 and 3:15 a.m. on Oct 31, a woman driving east on Kings Highway was hit by an SUV driven by 26-year-old Roberto Sibrian.

“After the accident, the suspect forcibly removed the victim from her vehicle and dragged her into a ditch off the roadway where he sexually assaulted her over a two-hour period,” investigators said.

After he was finished, Sibrian fled the scene and the young woman was able to call 911.

Police asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect, releasing a description him, the vehicle he drove off in, as well as a composite sketch and a picture of a shirt Sibrian reportedly left at the scene..

After receiving about 100 leads, investigators were able to track Sibrian down at a construction site in North Carolina and place him in custody.

Sibrian, an illegal immigrant, is being detained in Lee County Jail on charged of rape and aggravated sexual battery.…

 – Police arrested a woman after she admitted to making her co-workers sick by pouring cleaning chemicals into the office coffee machine.

Mayda Rivera-Juarez, 32, worked the front desk at JAS Forwarding Worldwide, a small shipping company with around eight employees.

Police say that over the course of several weeks, Rivera-Juarez poured cleaning fluid into the office’s Keurig coffee machine.

Co-workers would report falling ill over this period of time, including experiencing severe digestive problems and diarrhea.

“The employees at this place had been getting sick, didn’t quite know what was going on,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “When [Rivera-Juarez] was coming in to get terminated, some of this came to light.”

No word on exactly why Rivera-Juarez wanted her coworkers to feel like they just visited Starbuck’s, but her fellow employees described her as a disgruntled employee who didn’t see ‘eye-to-eye’ with her coworkers.

Rivera-Juarez was arrested on Monday and charged with felony assault. She is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center with no bond.…

Lottie BelkVIRGINIA BEACH, VA – A woman celebrating her birthday has died after being stabbed in the chest by a beach umbrella that had been caught in the wind.

According to police, 56-year-old Lottie Belk was at the beach celebrating her upcoming birthday and wedding anniversary when a beach umbrella got caught in a strong gust of wind and struck her in the chest.

“Literally you saw the umbrella go up in the air and literally it hit the woman knocking her to the side,” said one witness concerned anyone would take anything he said figuratively.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found Belk suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital. The state medical examiner’s office determined Belk died from penetrating blunt force trauma to the chest, and would rule her death an accident.

According to Tom Gill, the Captain of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service, he’s heard of people getting injured by loose umbrellas but this is the first time he has ever heard of someone being killed by one.…

Nicole LovellBLACKSBURG, VA – Police have arrested two Virginia Tech student in connection to the abduction and murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell.

According to Lovell’s parents, their daughter pushed a dresser against her bedroom door and climbed out a window last Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Since she did not take the liver medication she has to take daily, it is assumed that Lovell believed she would be returning home before her family woke up.

Unfortunately, she never did and she never will.

On Saturday, her body was found 60 miles away in North Carolina. Before the day was over, police would arrest David Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old Virginia Tech student, and charged him with Lovell’s abduction and murder.

There hasn’t been a lot of details surrounding how investigators honed in on Eisenhauer, but police did say that Lovell and Eisenhauer “were acquainted” and that Eisenhauer “used this relationship to his to abduct the 13-year-old and then kill her.”

But Eisenhauer wasn’t the only Virginia Tech student police would arrest. They also apprehended Natalie Keepers, a 19-year-old freshman from Maryland.…


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