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Florida Couple Says Their Dogs Were Tortured, Shot, Killed
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Deputies with the Baker County Sheriff's Office are investigating a case of animal abuse that left two dogs dead, and the details might be hard for some to read. The couple who owned the two dogs -- Esa the Rottweiler and Pup-Pup the pit bull mix -- said their pets were tortured, killed and left on the side of an obscure dirt road. On Saturday, Patrick Gagliardo and his fiancée, Jill Holloway, began searching for their dogs after they appeared to have chased another animal off the...
Cops Say Florida Man Is Such A Drag
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A police officer in Florida had a harrowing experience last month during a traffic stop when a man took off and dragged him at speeds of up to 60 mph as he held on in a stunning moment captured on video. The Florida State's Attorney's Office said the incident happened May 9 when Orlando Police Officer Sean Murphy pulled over 25-year-old Zavier Askew because his vehicle had an expired tag. The officer said he observed a broken window and what he suspected to be marijuana inside the vehicle...
College Wrestlers Accused Of Penetrating Teammate With ‘Object’
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A top wrestler at the University of Minnesota and his teammate have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, police said. Gable Steveson, a 19-year-old heavyweight phenom with a 35-2 record as a freshman, and Dylan Martinez, a 21-year-old sophomore from California, were arrested Saturday after a victim told police they were penetrated with an object, police said. The unidentified victim went to a hospital for treatment, but police have not released additional details of the...
Man Shoots Dog, Mother And Sets House On Fire...To Protect Them From Harm
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A 22-year-old man told Marion County deputies Wednesday morning that he had killed his mother and then set their house on fire, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said firefighters were called shortly before 3:30 a.m. to a burning home near the Ocklawaha neighborhood on Southeast 53rd Street near Southeast 49th Street Road and County Road 314A. Investigators said firefighters discovered a body in the charred home once they extinguished the blaze. Detectives said Colby Glen Larue appeared...
Vaginal Intrusion Of 3-Month-Old, Mother Deemed Dangerous
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The Fall River mother accused of abusing her 3-month-old daughter was found dangerous at a June 17 hearing in Fall River District Court and released from custody before trial with the condition she stay away from children, according to. Thaysa Gagne was arraigned June 10 on charges of assault and battery of a child causing serious bodily injury, wanton or reckless endangerment of a child and witness intimidation. On Monday, Judge Kevin Finnerty found Gagne dangerous and ordered her...
“Elizabeth Don’t Feed Me”
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Elizabeth Francis and John Alvin Carter are accused of starving a 5-year-old boy so badly that he only weighed 28 pounds. Carter is the boy’s adoptive father, but documents didn’t specify the nature of Francis’ relationship to the child. According to court documents, on Dec. 21, 2018, investigators were called to Children’s Mercy Hospital on a report of child abuse and neglect. Doctors diagnosed the boy with malnutrition due to starvation, a distended stomach and a perforated bowel caused...
Woman Trapped In St. Louis Jail Stairwell For 2.5 Days
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a woman was trapped in a St. Louis jail stairwell for more than two days after not understanding how to get out of the building. St. Louis Corrections Commissioner Dale Glass said the woman didn’t appear to be suffering when she was found and refused to go to a hospital. Glass told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the woman was leaving the St. Louis Justice Center on June 5 after being arrested when she went through a fire exit door, which caused all doors...
Accused Child Rapist Shot Himself In Face With Crossbow. Twice.
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A 65-year-old Selah man facing second-degree rape of a child charges made a preliminary appearance Monday in Yakima County Superior Court. The man is being accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl repeatedly over two years, according to a probable-cause affidavit by a Yakima County Sheriff’s deputy. On May 20, 2018, the man’s daughter learned of the alleged rapes after seeing text messages on the girl’s cellphone, the affidavit said. When the man’s daughter then confronted him about...
'I Knew It Just Wasn't Right', Pizza Delivery Man Rescues Girls From Abuse
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Mark Buede was just delivering a pizza, but when he saw something suspicious, he didn’t hesitate to call police, and Lexington police said that phone call resulted in two young girls being rescued from abuse at the hands of their father. The pizza delivery man and the three officers who investigated the case were among scores of people honored by the Lexington Police Department Tuesday night for...
Couple Viciously Beat Adopted Dogs To Death Within Days Of Bringing Them Home
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A Long Island man and his wife brought three lovable puppies into their Mineola home, where the husband viciously beat the pooches while his spouse did nothing — leaving two dead and another fighting for her life, according to prosecutors. Jessica Kuncman, 30, and Ellie Knoller, 29, were hit with charges stemming from the torture of their three dogs, one after the other, each beaten within days of being brought back to their Mineola home. The couple — who has been married less than a year...
1-Year-Old Girl Was Bitten And Beaten To Death By Mother's Boyfriend
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Prosecutors have filed charges in the death of a 1-year-old child on the city’s east side. Adrian Bostick has been charged with battery resulting the death of his girlfriend’s daughter on May 31, 2019. According to court documents, first responders were called to the child’s home. Police observed the child’s mother performing CPR. The child was unresponsive and had bruises, abrasions, and what appeared to be bite marks on her head and body. The child was transported to Riley Hospital in...
Pregnant Mother, Son Killed In Vehicular Rampage
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Police arrested a driver accused of intentionally running over pedestrians in Tennessee, killing a pregnant mother and her toddler son. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Jefferson City police say 33-year-old William David Phillips struck and killed the pedestrians at random Monday afternoon. Authorities identified the dead victims as 30-year-old Sierra Wilson Cahoon, who was pregnant, and her 2-year-old son Nolan. Investigators say Phillips first hit 61-year-old Tillman Gunter. He suffered...
Pedo Assaults Victim Seven Times A Week, For Years
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A Pedo in Santa Rosa County is in jail after being accused of strangling and raping a child for more than a year-and-a-half. Jose 'Brandon' Prado Garnica is facing charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment, and battery. In Prado Garnica’s arrest report, the victim shared disturbing details about the alleged abuse she went through. According to the report, the girl told authorities in California she fled from Florida because of the sexual abuse. "The allegations are...
Man Admits To Beheading His Roommate's Dog
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A serial killer in the making has been arrested, accused of brutally murdering a woman’s dog. Police say 21-year-old Jose Vega Meza stole the victim’s dog as she was attempting to move out of his home. The woman allegedly told police dog went missing while she was moving her belongings Saturday. Later in the evening, Vega Meza was allegedly seen by a friend of the woman loading a box into his vehicle. The friend said it looked as though Vega Meza was trying not to be seen and she thought...
Mandrake The Magician Is No Houdini
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Jadugar Mandrake (the stage name for Indian magician Chanchal Lahiri, 40) attempted a Harry Houdini style stunt. "Chanchal Lahiri was tied up with steel chains and rope and slowly lowered into the water for the escape stunt near the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata. He was expected to free himself and emerge out of the water, as he had done many times before." It didn't go quite as planned. After waiting 30 minutes for Lahiri to re-emerge from the waters, the gathered crowd began...
Dorrae Johnson Has A Spare Torso In his Car
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A severed human torso reportedly turned up in a man's crashed car after an attempted traffic stop on Sunday. Now, Dorrae Debrice Johnson of Knoxville faces several charges including vehicular homicide. Johnson, 29, was stopped by an officer around 3:30 a.m. Sunday after he failed to stay in his lane on an interstate. Johnson yelled out the window that he had to get to his family’s house and sped off as the officer was walking towards his car, which prompted a chase, the station reported...
What's That Smell? Deborah Paulick's Mom Decomposing In The Trash Can
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A metro woman’s body was found stuffed in a trash can, and the person accused of the crime could be the victim’s own daughter. Rhonda Jones has been missing for nearly three weeks. Her daughter, Deborah Paulick, is now facing a first-degree murder charge. Police responded to a decomposing body found in a trash can in south Oklahoma City on May 26. The remains were wrapped in clothes...
Order Of Protection Fails To Prevent Fort Benning Soldier’s Murder
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An Alabama woman is accused of shooting her Army husband dead in their front yard three days after he took out a restraining order against her. Brittnay Ryals Paonessa, 27, was charged with murder on Friday after her husband, 26-year-old Brandyn Paonessa, died of gunshot wounds the day before. Medics tried to save Mr Paonessa after he was found injured from the shotgun attack in Phenix City but he succumbed to his injuries. The couple had welcomed their fourth child into the world...
Driver Hits Pedestrians To "Get Out Of Going To Work"
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On May 31, a driver who ran his car into two pedestrians walking in downtown Bothell was sentenced to 14 years in prison. The driver, Eli Aldinger, pled guilty to the charges of assault in the first degree and two counts of assault in the second degree. According to court documents, on April 20, 2018, Aldinger admitted to intentionally striking pedestrians with his Toyota Camry at two different intersections — one of which he said he intentionally sped up to hit as the victim crossed the...
Gym Teacher Is Hands-on With The First Grade Girls
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A grand jury indicted John Austin Hopkins, 25, on 36 counts of gross sexual imposition. All of the charges are related to first grade girls at Clearcreek Elementary School, according to Warren County (OH) Prosecutor David Fornshell. "Over three month period, there were more than 100 incidents of inappropriate touching captured on school surveillance, Fornshell said. He said 88 students were involved. All of those incidents were presented to the grand jury. Fornshell said the grand jury...

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