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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dad forced son to drink alcohol until he passed out with no pulse

Tennessee – Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol Saturday night until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.

WBIR-TV reports Sweetwater police have charged 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes Tuesday with aggravated child abuse and neglect and with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A witness told police that Hughes gave his son vodka shots and said, “Take it. Take it. Drink up. You’re going to learn,” WATE.com reported.

The station reported police were called to the teen’s home by witnesses who said Hughes forced his son to play a drinking game. Officers said when they arrived, the boy had no pulse and they performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. More

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31 years later, father charged with killing 3-year-old son

TACOMA, Washington – A man already serving time for murdering his wife was charged Tuesday in the 1983 death of his 3-year-old son.

Prosecutors say 57-year-old Stanley Guidroz originally told police his son, Wallace, had been kidnapped by strangers after a trip to Point Defiance Park in January of 1983.

Guidroz said he had been fishing with Wallace when they met another family in the park, who he said kidnapped the young boy. Police were never able to find the mysterious family and no body was found.

In 2011, Detective Gene Miller of the Tacoma Police Department’s Cold Case Unit re-opened the investigation. During Miller’s initial review, he noted several inconsistencies in Guidroz’s account of the events from the day Wallace went missing. Miller also learned that Guidroz had been arrested in Louisiana for his wife’s murder, according to prosecutors. More

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Life in prison for woman in love-triangle murder trial

Jury finds Graham-Trott guilty of first-degree murder. She's been sentenced to life in prison.

An assistant state attorney told the jury deciding the fate of Sheila Graham-Trott that the case all came down to her statements to her family.

"This defendant told her own children and her own mother what she had done," Samantha Barrett said. "And they believed her."

Graham-Trott is on trial for first-degree premeditated murder, accused of the February 2010 killing of Kelly Brennan, the lover of her estranged husband.

Barrett began her closing statement by playing the 9-1-1 call Graham-Trott's mother made, in which she reports her daughter is saying she killed someone. More


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Man, let out of jail, ate ex-girlfriend’s organs

Indiana – The deputy Clark County prosecutor who agreed to a reduced bond for a Jeffersonville man later accused of killing his girlfriend and eating her flesh has resigned, the county’s chief deputy prosecutor, Jeremy Mull said Tuesday.

Joseph A. Oberhansley, 33, who appeared in Clark Circuit Court on Monday, is accused of killing Tammy Jo Blanton, 46, of the 300 block of Locust Street.

He is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering in the case, after police found Blanton’s mutilated body under a vinyl camping tent draped over the bathtub, according to an affidavit made public Monday. Her skull had apparently been crushed and some organs had been removed, the affidavit said.

But when the crime occurred, Oberhansley “should have still been in jail” for previous charges, Mull said last week. More

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Man burglarized tattoo parlor after getting a tattoo – recognized by tattoo

The owner of a tattoo parlor that was burglarized in Frederick recognized the man seen on video surveillance footage by the ink art on this left forearm, police said.

Frederick police officers spotted two men on surveillance footage taken from a store next to the Classic Electric Tattoo at 43 S. Market St. from the early morning of Sept. 4, 2013.

The store owner identified one of the men as Max M. Goransson, 20, who had gotten a tattoo done at the store a month before, police said.

Detectives noticed a large, distinct tattoo on the left forearm of one of the two men, and the owner of the store also recognized his work and provided police the name of his former client, according to police. More

‘Vegetative’ patient reacts after 16 years

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

State Trooper Shooting Suspect Identified


BLOOMING GROVE, Pennsylvania – The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday.

Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania, is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference in which he revealed the suspect’s name.

Noonan called Frein “extremely dangerous.”

“He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder,” Noonan said. “What his reasons are, we don’t know. But he has very strong feelings about law enforcement and seems to be very angry with a lot of things that go on in our society.” More

Are Cell Phones Really Giving Us Cancer?

65-year-old woman died after jumping into a crocodile pit

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Batman robber unmasked in front of camera

FORT WORTH, Texas – Just call these two “Batman and Robbin’.”

Police in Texas said a less-than-heroic Batman accused of robbing a Fort Worth store was caught on camera removing his mask.

Investigators said a man wearing a Batman mask, white gloves and a T-shirt reading “you mad bro” robbed a Verizon Wireless store in Fort Worth last week alongside a man wearing a Dallas Mavericks baseball cap, a long-sleeve white turtleneck and a Pepsi t-shirt.

The Batman-masked suspect removed his mask in view of a security camera. More

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Chemistry teacher arrested after bringing date rape drug recipe to school

CONROE, Texas – A Texas high school chemistry teacher was busted at school for allegedly carrying a backpack with recipes to make date rape drugs.

Oak Ridge High School teacher Haivan Bui was arrested at school after deputies searched her apartment and allegedly found recipes to make date rape drugs, as well as marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription medication, and compounds used to make the date rape concoction, KHOU reports.

Police contend that officers also found date rape recipes in her backpack when she was arrested Friday, according to the new site.

Boi, who also teaches at Lone Star College, was charged with possession with intent to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance, while her husband, who was home during the police search, was also arrested for possession and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to news reports. More

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Love triangle, fatal attraction at heart of poison doctor trial

Houston – A cancer doctor at MD Anderson in the middle of a love triangle poisoned her lover because of a fatal attraction, prosecutors told jurors Monday.

“This case is about a woman who was totally obsessed,” Assistant Harris County District Attorney Justin Keiter said in opening statements of the trial of Ana Gonzalez-Angulo. “This defendant had a fatal attraction.”

The 43-year-old doctor is accused of poisoning George Blumenschein, another cancer doctor and researcher at the same hospital with whom she had a casual sexual relationship.

Blumenschein began an intimate relationship with Gonzalez-Angulo, a work colleague, in 2011 while living with his long-term girlfriend, prosecutors said. More

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Teacher uses 3-year-old daughter to steal $1,700 in goods from Walmart

Florida – A sticky-fingered teacher made her daughter into a pint-sized partner in crime.

Pasco County officials arrested Amanda Jo Hammon Thursday after she allegedly stole $1,700 worth of goods by stuffing the contraband in her 3-year-old daughter’s pink backpack and then making the tot walk out of the store.

The string of thefts earlier this month all happened at the same Walmart, WFTS reported.

The 30-year-old had taught at Wesley Chapel’s John Long Middle School for about 10 years before she abruptly resigned Wednesday with a short handwritten letter. More

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Woman Charged With Sex Attack On Sleeping Man

Washington – A Seattle woman has been charged with raping a man who told cops he awoke in his bed to find his attacker sexually assaulting him while she had his hands pinned down, according to a police report.

Chantae Gilman, 26, was charged this week in connection with the alleged June 17 attack inside the 31-year-old victim’s Seattle apartment.

The man said that on the night of the attack he attended a birthday party for the neighbor whom Gilman knows. “Once arriving home he fell asleep on his bed,” Detective Roger Ishimitsu reported. “Victim slept very hard due to a long day.”

At 2 AM, the man told cops, he awoke to find the 5’ 7”, 240-pound Gilman on top of him. The victim said that his erect penis was inside Gilman, who had the man’s “hands pinned down over his head,” as first reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

While Gilman ignored demands to get off him, the man said, he was “able to work his way out from underneath” her. More

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Woman Accused of Pranks on Homeowners Pleads Not Guilty

California – A California woman accused of playing cruel and potentially dangerous pranks on a couple who bought her dream home pleaded not guilty in San Diego court today.

Kathy Rowe is accused of signing the wife up for sex ads online, including one she titled “Carmel Valley Freak Show,” encouraging visitors to drop by unannounced while her husband is at work, according to court documents. She allegedly told men who responded to the listings to push their way inside the home, and gave men the couple’s new address.

The couple, who bought the house for $779,000, was also bombarded by unwanted magazines, books and junk mail addressed to “Jacques Arse,” which Rowe is accused of arranging.

Rowe also allegedly sent romantic Valentine’s Day cards from the husband to his female neighbors. More

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Woman pointed rifle and screamed at boy for practicing clarinet

Colorado – A woman from Colorado pointed a rifle at a an 11-year-old boy after becoming irritated at his clarinet playing.

Cheryl Ann Pifer, 60, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon at her Grand Junction home and charged with menacing, child abuse, and prohibited use of a weapon.

The young boy was practicing the clarinet in a neighboring backyard when the woman allegedly pointed a rifle at the child and yelled, ‘Fire in the hole!,’ police allege

The boy told police that he was doing his homework and playing the clarinet outside when Pifer came outside an screamed at him to ‘get your ass back inside.’ More

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Man cooked girlfriend’s dog and fed it to her

REDDING, California – A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her.

Ryan Watenpaugh of Palo Cedro was arrested Thursday.

Watenpaugh’s ex told police he had repeatedly struck her while they were dating and that after one assault, she left her Redding apartment and returned to find her Pomeranian, “Bear,” missing.

Police say the couple briefly reconciled last week and Watenpaugh cooked the woman a meal.

But she told police he later texted her and asked how her dog had tasted. More

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Bodies of three infants found in a house filled with vermin, piled high with soiled diapers

Massachusetts - The bodies of three infants were found in a Massachusetts house filled with vermin and piled high with soiled diapers, where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a prosecutor said.

Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies Thursday at the house in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston along the Rhode Island border.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said the house was in “deplorable condition.” He said authorities don’t know when or how the babies died, or their ages and genders. No criminal charges have been filed in connection with the deaths.

A woman who lives at the home was arrested on charges related to the living conditions there, according to police. Prosecutors said Erika Murray (picture), 31, would be arraigned Friday on charges including intimidation of a witness. More

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Actress and her husband ran off to LA with show funds

When a Brooklyn-born actress and her husband got three Big Apple investors to pump $68,000 into her one-woman, off-Broadway show — they had no idea how far off The Great White Way their money would land, a new lawsuit claims.

Investors Joe Cecala, Emily Conner and Lawrence Schwartz say in their Manhattan federal court suit that instead of reviving “Italian Bred” off-Broadway, actress Candice Guardino and hubby Thomas Felicciardi took their money and ran to Los Angeles — using the dough to fund a luxury lifestyle on the West Coast.

Out in LA, the show, lampooning Guardino’s New York Italian upbringing, was a financial flop — but that didn’t stop the couple from using the spare cash for personal expenses like apartment and car rentals, spa outings, clothing, ATM withdrawals and a publicist, the suit claims. More

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Man Charged With Entering Home Drunk, Cooking Corn

ROCKLAND – Rockland police arrested a Carver man early Wednesday after he allegedly entered a home, cooked several ears of corn and attempted to punch the homeowner who confronted him.

Officers were called to a house on Sunnybank Ave. at 1:40 a.m. after the homeowner called 911 to report that a man broke into his house and was still inside.

Upon arrival police found John Dalton (picture), 69, of Carver, inside. Police described him as “clearly intoxicated.”

The homeowner told officers he was awaken by loud noises coming from the kitchen. More

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Burglar Makes Daring Heist Before Falling Asleep

NOKOMI, Florida – Talk about a heavy sleeper.

Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly planning to swipe even after deputies began snapping pictures of him.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered 29-year-old Dion Davis on a bed inside the victim’s home Monday.

Deputies say they took several photographs of the sleeping Davis, but he didn’t wake up. More

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Shoplifter Used Walmart Motorized Wheelchair Cart As Her Getaway Vehicle

Michigan – After stealing $600 worth of merchandise from Walmart, a Michigan woman made her getaway on one of the store’s motorized wheelchairs, according to cops who collared her two miles from the retailer.

Shirley Mae Mason, 46, was arrested Monday night and charged with the theft of the $1,200 electric cart and six bags stuffed with clothing.

During questioning by police, Mason said that she decided to swipe the motorized cart after failing to secure a car ride from the store.

Mason, according to a police report, said she just “didn’t feel like walking.” More

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Houston man executed in deaths of estranged lover, her brother

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Willie Tyrone Trottie, condemned for the murder of his estranged wife and her brother, went to his death in Texas' execution chamber Wednesday offering apologies to his victims' family.

The former Houston security guard's death sentence grew out a romantic relationship that ended on May 3, 1993 in a bloody shootout at the Canada family home. Trottie insisted that he had fired his 9 mm semi-automatic "in the heat of passion," only after he had been wounded by shots fired by his estranged lover's brother. Trottie said he had gone to the residence to borrow a car.

Accounts of the fatal night included in court documents, though, indicate Trottie's appearance at the Canada home came after repeated threats that he would murder Barbara Canada if she failed to return to him. "Bitch, I told you I was going to kill you," he said as he pumped 11 bullets into the 24-year-old woman's body. Titus Canada, 29, was shot twice in the head, and the pair's mother and sister also were wounded.

Trottie, 45, was declared dead at 6:35 p.m. – 30 minutes after the lethal injection of pentobarbital began flowing.

Later, relatives of the victims issued a statement saying they were "glad to see justice finally served all these years later. It is time for our family to end this chapter and move on." More