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Father's Head, Still Wearing Glasses, Found in Fire Pit; Son Isn't Talking
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Detectives are investigating the death of a retired Spokane anesthesiologist whose body was found dismembered and burned in the backyard of his Dishman Hills area home. The victim, Dr. Rex C. Porter, 61,... was the caretaker of his son, Derek C. Porter, 29, who is autistic and nonverbal, according to court documents. On Saturday, a neighbor called 911 to report that Porter’s car had been sitting in the driveway for two days with a door open. A garage door had been left open, too. Spokane...
2 Week old With Treatable Medical Issues + Mother Who Didn't Seek Medical Aid = Homicide Charge
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After investigating an infant's death from February of this year, Anderson Police announced her mother has been charged in connection to the incident. According to Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart, a death investigation began on February 12 after learning of the infant's passing. He says the little girl suffered from medical issues. The Anderson County Coroner identified the girl as 2-week-old Paisleigh Izabellah Lollis. He says Paisleigh was found unresponsive by her parents in the early...
Son Finds Mom's Body, Leads To Dad's Life Sentence
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. The Florida Times-Union reports that 52-year-old Michael Haim was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted last month of second-degree murder. Bonnie Haim was 23 when she disappeared in January 1993. The couple's 3-year-old son Aaron told police his father had shot the woman, but no body was found. Michael...
"Candy" Was Found In A Dumpster On Detroit's East Side
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27-year-old Elizabeth Candice Laird, or "Candy" to loved ones, was weeks away from graduating with a degree to become a surgical tech. According to her mother, she had dreams of becoming a nurse. Wednesday, Laird's body was found in a dumpster on Detroit's east side. Three days later, Detroit police arrested her suspected killer, James Cockerham. “She didn’t deserve this," Laird's mother Diana Cann told 7 Action News. Police don't believe Laird knew Cockerham. According to investigators...
3-Year-Old Girl Dead After Brutal Sexual Assault And Beatings
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A 3-year-old Georgia girl has died after she was sexually assaulted and beaten, authorities said. According to WALB-TV, the Albany girl died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at an Atlanta hospital, where she had been on a ventilator, authorities said. Albany police responded to the girl's home for an "unknown problem." When officers arrived, Gregory Parker, 20, said his stepdaughter was "unresponsive," police said. Emergency personnel transported the girl to the hospital...
Medieval Mayhem: It's All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Culty With Crossbows
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So my dear Demonites, once again we venture into the bizarre world of cults and the usual consequences with many of these fringe groups, this time with a strange twist, or in this case, a twang: An apparent murder/suicide pact using crossbows. It began with the grim discovery of 3 Germans, one man and two women, in a hotel in the town of Passau, and their unusual deaths, all of whom died from crossbow shots to their bodies, that seemed to have initially stumped die polizei. It only gets...
Man Cleared In Self-Defense Killing Of Neighbor Jailed After Shooting Girlfriend
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"Mark Jabben, 46, was arrested in an unrelated shooting case. He was booked Friday into the Tarrant County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault against a family member with a weapon. Jabben is accused of shooting his girlfriend Theresa Ryan. In March, Jabben shot his neighbor, Kevin Battle, in the face and back of the head — killing him. It happened while Battle stood, holding his grandson’s hand on the front porch of a duplex where they both lived. Police said they believed Battle...
French Doctor Plays God, Poisons Patients
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A French doctor already charged in the poisoning of seven patients was taken into custody Tuesday for questioning over the suspected poisoning of around 50 other patients, a source close to the inquiry said. Frederic Pechier worked as an anaesthesiologist at two private clinics in Besancon, eastern France, when seven patients, aged 37 to 53, went into cardiac arrest from 2008 to 2017. Two of the patients died while the others were reanimated, and investigators later found traces of lethal...
Serial Killer Carnie Arrested in Virginia
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A Virginia man who worked in a traveling carnival confessed last week to the murders of two women and one teenage girl in Tennessee and Georgia, police said. James Michael Wright, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of capital murder in the deaths of the two missing Tennessee women and a 17-year-old Georgia girl, the Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s office said. Sheriff Fred Newman said he was contacted by the Johnson City Tennessee Police Department two weeks ago...
Appalachian Trail... Now With Machete Attacks!
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An arrest was announced Sunday after a machete attack on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia left one man dead and a woman seriously injured. James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass., was arrested early Saturday on a federal complaint charging him with murder and assault with intent to murder in connection with the “senseless and brutal attack” on the two unidentified hikers, Abingdon U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said. Jordan was known to hike the Appalachian Trail under the moniker...
Michigan Man Stopped In The Middle Of Killing Spree, Shows Cops Pictures
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A 27-year-old Michigan man out on parole has been accused of killing two women after police say he showed deputies photos of the victim's bodies and say he was on the way to kill even more. The suspect, Kiernan Brown, was pulled over on a Michigan highway about 108 miles northwest of Detroit on Friday after his ex-girlfriend reported receiving disturbing text messages from him to police. 'There is no doubt the suspect was on a killing spree,' Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth said...
Man Charged With Capital Murder In Connection With Infant's Death
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El Paso police charged a 26-year-old man with capital murder in connection with the death of a 5-month-old girl on Friday night. Police say America Salgado was unresponsive when officers responded to her home. She died at a local hospital, according to the department. Authorities charged 26-year-old Pedro Favela Salgado in connection with the child's injuries, which they say led to her death. According to the police department, Salgado allegedly failed to call 9-1-1 after the baby became...
Two St. Louis Police Officers Were Playing Russian Roulette; One Of Them Lost
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A St. Louis police officer charged with killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-nine-year-old Nathaniel Hendren is charged with first-degree manslaughter and armed criminal action following the January shooting death of Katlyn Alix. The grand jury indictment returned Thursday doesn’t affect the charges but means the case can proceed without a preliminary hearing. Prosecutors say that in the early hours of Jan. 24, Hendren and...
Wagga Wagga Parents: It's Not Child Abuse, It's A Spider Bite
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Police are treating the death of a 14-month-old boy as a homicide despite claims he died after being bitten by a spider. Detectives in NSW’s Riverina region have told 9News toddler Kamahl Bamblett died as a result of "significant injuries to his abdomen" and they had ruled out several versions of events reported to them after his death on January 13. Paramedics found the little boy unconscious at his Wagga Wagga home at about 10.45am and tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at...
“She’s Defective, We Should Just Throw Her In The River”
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The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the murder and child abuse convictions of a Fulton County man for abusing, and eventually killing, his girlfriend’s 9-month-old baby girl, Masiah Copeland. The man’s mother and girlfriend were also convicted of child abuse for failing to get medical help for the baby, who by the time she died had old and new injuries, including fractures in each of her arms and legs, blunt force trauma to her head, which caused her brain and eye to bleed...
Grandmother Arrested In Killing Of 3 Year-Old Grandson
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"Foos Abdi Hashi, the child’s maternal grandmother, was arrested in San Jose Wednesday evening, said Lt. John Torrez of the Milpitas Police Department. Officials with the coroner’s office identified the boy as Ayub Hassan of Milpitas. Police would not say how he died. Police received a 911 call Monday afternoon about an unresponsive child at a home on the 700 block of Luz Del Sol Loop in Milpitas. Officers and firefighters attempted life-saving efforts at the scene, before paramedics...
Another Bail Project Murder
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A Missouri man was charged with murder Tuesday for allegedly killing his wife after a nonprofit group posted his bail in a domestic violence case, prosecutors said. Samuel Lee Scott, 54, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, 54-year-old Marcia Johnson, several hours after he was released from jail on a domestic abuse case involving the woman. Scott had been in jail for a misdemeanor domestic assault charge after he allegedly hit Johnson in the face and...
Broken-Hearted Anger Management Specialist Murders Preacher, Shoots Wife
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A Little Rock social worker specializing in anger management is accused of fatally shooting a former Saint Mark Baptist Church pastor and injuring his wife in their west Tennessee apartment on Thursday, authorities said. According to an affidavit filed by Collierville, Tenn. police, 39-year-old Latoshia Shunta Daniels arrived at an apartment belonging to Brodes and Tabatha Perry at the Meridian Parks Apartments, 1681 Elkstone Place South, at about 9:30 p.m. Tabatha Perry, 42, who was alone...
Sister Kills 5-Year-Old Brother, Cannibalizes Penis
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A teenage girl in Brazil has allegedly confessed to torturing her five-year-old brother to death before eating his severed penis. Maycon Roque's heavily mutilated body was found by his mother last Thursday night after a relative broke into the family house in Sao Roque, southeast Brazil, to find 18-year-old Karina standing beside the child's remains. Detectives said the victim's corpse was found with grotesque injuries. His head had been partially decapitated, there were knife wounds to...
Montana Meth Mom Gets Stabby; 2-Month-Old Killed
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A Sidney woman was arraigned Friday after police found her infant daughter dead in her home earlier this month. Sasha Marie Hinds, 30, is expected to be charged in connection with the death of 2-month-old Kylie Ann Hinds, and for the stabbing of 20-year-old Brendan James Sheehan. On March 16, around 8:30 a.m., officers with Sidney Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at a Sidney apartment. Officers found Hinds and the unresponsive baby in...

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