TACOMA, WA – A couple in Washington have been accused of killing a man so they could live in his home.

Meth leads to some strange problem-solving strategies.

Like when Jeremy and Lorena Shaw needed a new place to live. Shaw just picked out a nice house and killed Homeowner Dude, then moved right in.

Problem solved.

Authorities allege that Shaw used a sham petition as an excuse to case Steven Morphis’ secluded seven-acre property, and to obtain a copy of his signature.

On September 19th, Shaw returned and subdued Morphis by pepper-spraying him, then bludgeoned him repeatedly and cut his throat. After hiding the body, he brought his beloved wife Lorena to their “new home,” warning her not to go into the shed.

And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t’ve been for those damned handymen.

As is usual when the ingestion of lots of meth is involved, things went a bit awry for the couple on the evening of September 20th, when two handymen found Morphis’ body in a shed, bound hand and foot and wrapped in a tarp and a comforter.…

LACEY, WA – Police in Lacey believe they have a serial cat killer in their midst after a 13th cat was found mutilated in public areas.

In a truly macabre twist on that chilling staple of true crime, the serial killer, pet cats in Thurston County, Washington are being abducted, slaughtered and mutilated in a ritualized manner reminiscent of Saucy Jack.

The string of feline mutilation/murders began in February. One after another, the grisly, slaughtered remains of pet cats began turning up in public places, almost as if, according to authorities, they were being intentionally left on display to be found.

Authorities believe all of the killings are related because of a specific common mutilation.

The Pet Predator (and yes, I’m calling dibs on the moniker) slices them open and removes the spine.

The body count hit thirteen on August 31st. Like the other victims, this was someone’s pet: the guy had taken it in as a stray kitten and raised it to adulthood.

I can’t even imagine. I would go full-on-Dexter.…

KENNEWICK, WA – Police have arrested a man after he was caught sexually assaulting an injured beaver that had been hit by a car.

On Monday evening, a woman at a Washington park saw a beaver get run over by a car. In an attempt to help the animal the woman wrapped it in a towel then went to her nearby home to retrieve a box to contain the animal.

When she returned a short time later she saw 35-year-old Richard Delp lying on top of the beaver. At first, she thought Delp was trying to help the animal.

Upon closer inspection, she was horrified to find the beaver was on its back and the man’s pants were unzipped, unbuttoned, and unbuckled. When she asked what he did to him, the man replied: “it’s not a him, it’s a her.

The woman called police who responded to the park and arrested Delp. There was nothing that could be done for the beaver as it died before police even got there.…

MOUNT VERNON, WA – Police arrested a man after he admitted to cutting off his girlfriend’s head in front of their 3-year-old daughter because God told him to.

Vanessa Cons, 27, and Timothy Hernandez, 32, lived together with their 3-year-old daughter at the home of Hernandez’s parents.

On Sunday Hernandez’s parents left to go to church. When they returned a few hours later they were greeted by a horrific site.

Cons was lying dead on the floor with her decapitated head positioned on her back like some kind of macabre art exhibit.

The couple called police to report what they had found while also letting them know their son and his daughter were not at the home.

When police arrived they found that, aside from having her head sawed off, Cons had also suffered multiple stab wounds to her back, neck and to the back of her head.

A butcher knife was found in the sink with a clean blade but with blood and hair on the handle.

Police would locate Hernandez with his daughter at the nearby Cascade Mall, where Hernandez would readily admit that he was responsible for killing Cons.…

BELLEVUE, WA – A former student and employee at Bellevue College has filed a lawsuit that claims a former assistant dean at the school raped her, assaulted her and stalked her for nearly six years.

Robert Hare, in a 2007 article entitled ‘Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work,’ claimed that psychopaths are three to four times as prevalent in senior management positions in the business world as in the population at large.

I’ve always thought that a similar study of the world of academia would make for interesting reading.

If the allegations in a quite explosive lawsuit prove true, 54-year-old Faisal Jaswal could well be the star of that study, as the behaviors and actions attributed to him are a shockingly pure expression of sexual sociopathy.

The lawsuit was filed a couple of weeks ago. It accuses Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington, as well as the state of Washington, of fostering a hostile work environment by failing to protect an employee, identified only as S.R., from Jaswal.

The specific accusations seem almost fictionally malevolent.…

CHEHALIS, WA – Two brothers have been accused of raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy.

This is an odd one as a motive behind the brothers’ actions hasn’t been made clear. But here’s the details so far:

Last week, 16-year-old Benjamin Eastman was reported missing by his father. During their search for the teen, investigators would find his body buried in a shallow grave.

A medical examination would rule Eastman died of blunt-force trauma.

As the discovery was making the news, police were asking for help locating Eastman’s closest friend, 16-year-old Benito Marquez and Benito’s brother, 21-year-old Jonathan Adamson.

The brothers were reportedly the last to see Eastman and seemed to have left the area.

Once the brothers were located and questioned by police, they began singing — especially when cell phone records show they lured Eastman into the woods for a camping trip but actually planned to assault him.

Adamson allegedly told detectives that once in the woods, he and his younger brother physically assaulted Eastman for 20-45 minutes. Adamson estimated they kicked Eastman more than 100 times.…

BRINNON, WA – A family of five are dead after the remote cabin they were staying in exploded.

Neighbors began calling 911 at around 1 a.m. Sunday to report hearing an explosion and finding the cabin was gone and that the hillside it was on was now on fire.

Seven local fire departments arrived to help put out the resulting fire, but the 250-square-foot cabin was a total loss.

Killed in the explosion were Jerry and Jenny Drake, both 42, and their three children, ages 2, 8, and 11.

Neighbors say the family had been staying at the cabin on the weekends for about the last year.

What caused the explosion has not been reported but as of right now it is being reported as an accident.

There was a propane tank at the property but it has not been determined whether the tank exploded causing the fire, or if a fire caused the tank to explode.

The Washington State Patrol Crime Lab and investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were called to the scene.…

SEATTLE, WA – A popular Youtuber has been arrested for his part in a bomb threat prank at a university campus.

I don’t normally report on the stupid shit Youtuber’s do because, well, it’s stupid. However, this particular incident is going to be an interesting one to watch.

But before I get into why, here’s some background info. For those of you unaware, there is a popular type of Youtuber out there now that just stream their daily lives 24/7. They are called IRL streamers with one of the more popular personalities being Ice Poseidon.

There are a slew of others trying to gain the same level of fame (and money) that Ice Poseidon has achieved doing this, one of them being Jammal Harraz. He goes by the name Arab Andy (or ISIS Poseidon) on-line.

One of the things he does is leave his text-to-speech on for donations –meaning that anyone watching can send audio to a speaker Harraz has attached to his jacket while making a donation. This isn’t anything new, as a lot of IRL streamers do this because of the awkward situations it creates while in public.…

SPOKANE, WA – Police have arrested a man after he beat the ever-living crap out of a toddler who made the grave mistake of interrupting him as he played a video game.

Police were called to Sacred Heart on Sunday after 22-year-old Brandon Oquendo brought in his girlfriend’s daughter who was suffering from a seizure.

When hospital staff examined the 21-month-old girl, they found she had multiple life-threatening injuries from suspected abuse, so they called police.

According to court documents, these injuries included two brain bleeds, a collapsed lung, bruises on her face, and hand size bruises on the front of both hips and above her privates.

When police interviewed the girl’s mother, she told them that Oquendo was babysitting the girl while she was at work. She said he had called her at work to inform her that her daughter was having a seizure.

She added that she recently confronted Oquendo over an increasing amount of bruises showing up on her daughter, and that he’d explained they were the result of the girl rough-housing with his son.…

EVERETT, WA – A 19-year-old has been accused of drowning his 6-year-old nephew in a bathtub before dumping his body in a dumpster.

According to reports, 19-year-old Andrew Henckel had been staying with his sister and her boyfriend for about a week when he was asked to babysit his sister’s autistic son, 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko.

When the boyfriend returned home after running errands he found Pakko was not inside the apartment. Henckel said he had fallen asleep on the couch and had no idea where Pakko may have wandered of to.

Henckel accompanied the boyfriend in searching for Pakko around the apartment complex for about 30 minutes before deciding to call police.

When investigators arrived on the scene and began searching for Pakko, they would find the missing boy’s body in a dumpster located 30 feet from the his apartment. This was also when police became very interested in Henckel.

Detectives were already focused on him since he was the last person to see Pakko alive, but he did something curious at the exact moment Pakko’s dead body was found in the dumpster.…

STEILACOOM, WA – A pregnant woman is dead after her 6-year-old son accidentally ran her over with a minivan.

The incident happened Monday afternoon across the road from the Sunnyside Beach Park parking lot.

Shannon MacLeod, 35, was outside of the running van loading items in the back when her 6-year-old son managed to put the vehicle in neutral or reverse.

MacLeod tried stopping the van but was run over and pinned underneath the vehicle. After firefighters used equipment to lift the van off of her, but she would die as she was being transported to the hospital.

However, doctors were able to save her baby via emergency C-section. Her family says the baby, named Joseph, weighed only 5 pounds and is very fragile.

This is the second tragedy to hit the family in recent months, having lost all of their possessions in a fire last December.

“We’re just trying to keep us all together that’s all,” her son Nathan said. “No matter how much she struggled or how much she starved her kids always came first and it’s always been like that with my mom.”

As you can probably imagine, a GoFundme page has been created to help with MacLeod’s funeral and to help her surviving six seven children.…

Bellingham, WA — A 29-year-old man told police he stabbed his mother to death because he’s a werewolf and she’s a vampire. Why, yes….. drugs may have played a part. How’d ya guess?

Sheaen Smith called 911 at about 2 p.m. Sunday, ranting about werewolves and vampires. When officers arrived at the home Smith shared with his mother, they found 57-year-old Aurora Lee Buol-Smith dead from multiple stab wounds. (Multiple = approximately 20). Several of those cuts, police say, were defensive wounds.

Officers made contact with Sheaen inside the home, and he apparently confessed to killing his mother…. in between delusional rants about werewolves and vampires and whatever else lives in a tweaker’s head. He was promptly arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed with a deadly weapon.

Based on certain statements from Sheaen, investigators have reason to believe the motive, besides the whole vampire thing, was sexual in nature. Authorities have mentioned that it’s not clear if those statements were more delusions or actual facts, and they are waiting on the results of the autopsy.…


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