Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DA: Police didn't respond to Milwaukee murder suspect's call

A Milwaukee man accused of killing a teenager with a hammer and knife — and later burning the body — called police during the attack to make it seem like someone broke into the house, but officers never arrived, prosecutors said in court documents Wednesday.

It's unclear if 15-year-old Dennis King was still alive when, according to prosecutors, 21-year-old Malik Terrell had beaten him with a hammer and called 911 to report a break-in, saying he had detained one of the suspects. 

Sometime after the call, Terrell repeatedly stabbed King in the neck with a large knife, according to Wednesday's documents, which charge Terrell's mother and 17-year-old brother with allegedly helping him elude police.  More

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Man Accused of Punching Deaf Pregnant Woman and Service Dog

The viral video has stoked the outrage of the internet: It shows a physical confrontation between a deaf couple, the woman visibly pregnant, and a man the couple accuses of punching both the woman and their service dog.

But the wife of the Florida man the couple blames for the violence on a Frontier Airlines flight to Orlando from Colorado tells PEOPLE her husband didn’t punch anyone — and that she’s considering legal action against the deaf couple, who she says were the aggressors.

“My husband never, ever punched that woman,” Petrini Manley says. 

“You can see who is the aggressor in the video.”  More

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Teen, 18, accused of killing dad because he 'would tease her about being fat'

A Michigan teen is accused of killing her father on Mother’s Day because he “would tease her about being fat,” local media reported.

Ameera Corena Stokes, 18, of Muncie, was arrested on May 14 after alerting police that her father, Donald Stokes, 53, was dead, Star Press reported.

Authorities discovered Stokes’ body in the stairway at his home in Mt. Morris Township, about 80 miles from Detroit.

Stokes allegedly had been hit in the head with a hammer and stabbed in the chest.  More

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sheriff: 8-10 shot dead at Houston-area high school; suspect held

Eight to 10 people were shot dead Friday at a southeast Texas high school after a gunman dressed in black opened fire on the Houston-area campus, authorities and witnesses said.

At a late-morning news conference, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the dead included mostly students and a couple staff. He also said the shooter is in custody and a second person was being questioned. More

Why you should be watching Netflix's new true crime documentary, Evil Genius

Every time we think we're gonna have a spare hour or two to do something productive, Netflix drops a new series that we absolutely MUST binge watch as a matter of urgency.

The latest documentary to capture the streaming service's audience is Evil Genius, which people on social media are dubbing as the "new Making A Murderer" and "the best true crime show ever".

The Netflix description reads, "This baffling true crime story stars with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb around his neck - and gets weirder from there."  More

Monday, March 26, 2018

He Tried to Flee From Cops. He Forgot One Thing

A northern Virginia man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated and possessing marijuana after a police pursuit in which he ended up running over himself, the AP reports. 

Fairfax County Police released dashboard video of Tuesday's incident in which 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu is seen getting out of his car on a residential street in Alexandria, a Washington, DC, suburb.  More

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Man detonates bomb to kill his neighbor’s chickens because they were driving him nuts

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - St. Lucie County detectives arrested a Fort Pierce man Wednesday for making explosive devices.
Detectives said 55-year-old Scott Wegener threatened to plant an IED under a neighbor’s home.
They also say he set off one in a neighbor's yard, trying to kill chickens.  More

Monday, January 29, 2018

German police hunt thieves who stole 44 tons of chocolate

BERLIN — Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons (48.5 U.S. tons) of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany and there's no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators.
Police said Monday the trailers packed with 400,000 euros ($496,100) worth of chocolate were stolen from an industrial park in Freiburg on Friday night.
One was found Saturday hauled by a Polish truck that had stopped at a rest area near the German-French border. The driver fled on foot and the trailer was still full of the stolen chocolate.  More

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Man Arrested For DUI After Mistaking Bank Drive-Thru For Taco Bell

Spring Hill, Fla.  — A Tampa man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon for DUI after he reportedly mistook a bank drive-thru for Taco Bell.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the manager of Bank of America on Mariner Boulevard called to report an impaired driver after he found an unconscious man behind the wheel of a blue sedan in the bank’s drive-thru lane.  More