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7-YO’s Death Ruled Homicide

Posted by Sandra On November - 17 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Child Found Murdered 25-minutes After Mother Reported Her Missing

151116-gabriella-doolin-jpo-433a_98d0f705fc54fd1ff08f61dd944256bc.nbcnews-ux-600-700KY – A seven-year-old girl whose body was found in a Kentucky creek on Saturday night was the victim of a homicide, state police confirmed Monday. Gabriella Doolin was discovered in a creek behind a high school in Scottsville, a town near the Tennessee border, at 8:05 p.m. — just 25 minutes after her mother, Amy, reported her missing. READ MORE HERE

Death of 7-year-old Girl Missing at Football Game in Kentucky Ruled a Homicide

7-year-old Kentucky girl Gabriella Doolin found dead

4 Dead After Murder-Suicide

Posted by Sandra On November - 15 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Murder-suicide left 4 dead, 1 critical

Travis_HiattSix months ago, a pregnant Megan Hiatt posted this message on Facebook about the father of the twins she was about to have: “He’s my rock, my heart, my love, my ride or die, my handsome man, my one and only, my forever.” Her “forever” man was Gawain Rushane Wilson. Police say Wilson, 28, shot Megan, the 5-month-old twin girls, Hayden Rose and Kayden Reese, and their grandfather, Travis James Hiatt, 49, Friday in his Northside home. He then turned the gun on himself. READ MORE HERE

5-month-old twin girls among the four killed in Oceanway murder-suicide

Infant Twins Among Four Killed In Jacksonville Murder-Suicide

Man Raped, Murdered 4-YO Niece

Posted by Sandra On November - 13 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

1922222635Pretoria – The man who murdered and raped his 4-year-old niece Jasmin Pretorius received two life sentences in court on Friday. Judge Mahomed Ismail said Sarel du Toit‘s actions were evil and the rape was an act of brutality. Little Jasmin, 4, dearly loved and trusted her uncle who raped her before strangling her to death with his hands. This is according to Jasmin’s mother, Sasha Bam, who took the stand in the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday. She testified in aggravation of sentence after her child’s rapist and killer Sarel du Toit pleaded guilty to the charges. According to the doctor who did the post-mortem, the child’s injuries showed she had put up quite a struggle. READ MORE HERE

Jasmin Pretorius’s killer gets two life sentences

4-year-old in extreme pain before death, court hears

More details emerge of Jasmin Pretorius’s murder, rape

Jasmin’s Killer – Her Uncle (pictured below):


Boy Targeted, Lured, Executed

Posted by Sandra On November - 8 - 2015 Comments Off on Boy Targeted, Lured, Executed

capture-20151108-213558CHICAGO – Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee was targeted because of his father’s gang ties, lured into a South Side alley Monday afternoon and executed, Chicago police officials said Thursday. Speaking at the edge of the Gresham alley where Tyshawn was shot multiple times, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the slaying “probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime” he had seen in his 35 years in law enforcement. McCarthy said police believe Tyshawn was killed because of his father’s gang ties and a recent series of shootings between rival gangs. READ MORE HERE

Mother Confesses to Killing Newborn

Posted by Sandra On November - 6 - 2015 Comments Off on Mother Confesses to Killing Newborn

2E2468A200000578-3305615-image-m-68_1446745998492TEXAS – A mother in north Texas is facing a capital murder charge for allegedly killing her one-day-old baby girl that she was ‘trying to keep from crying.’ According to the Weatherford Police Department, a man called Tuesday requesting a welfare check at the home of his estranged, pregnant wife. He said Ashley Nicole Blades, 22, contacted him via text to tell him that she’d given birth, but the baby had died. Once officers arrived to Blades’ home, she told them in an interview that the infant was in the trunk of her car, a silver Ford Focus. READ MORE HERE


Stabbing Rampage at CA College

Posted by Sandra On November - 4 - 2015 Comments Off on Stabbing Rampage at CA College

Five wounded in stabbing rampage at California college

BBmPLTEFive students were stabbed Wednesday at the University of California, Merced, and the suspect was fatally shot by police, the school said. “Update: 5 students stabbed; 2 sent out via medical helicopter; 3 treated on campus. All conscious.” the school tweeted. The school later tweeted that the suspect had been killed by officers at the scene. The campus was closed and classes were canceled for the day. The stabbing attack took place in front of a classroom, officials said. READ MORE HERE

Five wounded in stabbing rampage at California college

5 Students Stabbed, Suspect Killed on California College Campus

The Latest: 5 Stabbed, Suspect Killed at California College

Arrest Made In 26-YO Cold Case Jacob Wetterling Abduction

Posted by Sandra On October - 31 - 2015 Comments Off on Arrest Made In 26-YO Cold Case Jacob Wetterling Abduction

 – Authorities have officially identified a person of interest in the 26-year-old disappearance of Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph, Minn. Danny James Heinrich, 52, was arrested at his home in Annandale, Minn. Wednesday night for possession of child pornography during a search for evidence related to a separate kidnapping and sexual assault of a young boy in Cold Spring, Minn. in 1989, that occurred just months before Wetterling’s disappearance. READ MORE HERE




Danny James Heinrich – Suspect Arrested






3-MO Baby Violently Killed

Posted by Sandra On October - 27 - 2015 Comments Off on 3-MO Baby Violently Killed

Man arrested after allegedly slamming 3-mo baby on floor

James-Phillips-mug-10172015-jpgCINCINNATI —A Mount Healthy man was taken into custody Saturday night after allegedly critically injuring an infant. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said James Phillips, 35, was arrested and charged with felonious assault and child endangering. Police said the incident happened in the 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue in Mount Healthy. READ MORE HERE

James Phillips accused of killing baby daughter

$4M bond for father accused of slamming baby to floor

Murder Charge In ‘Baby Kate’ Case

Posted by Sandra On October - 25 - 2015 Comments Off on Murder Charge In ‘Baby Kate’ Case

baby+kateLUDINGTON, Michigan — The state appeals court says a murder charge can stick against a northern Michigan man accused of killing his infant daughter, whose body hasn’t been found. In a 3-0 decision released Friday, the court affirmed a decision by a Mason County judge. Katherine Phillips, known as “Baby Kate,” disappeared in 2011 in the Ludington area, about 80 miles northwest of Grand Rapids. Her father, Sean Phillips, is charged with murder. READ MORE HERE

Teen Fatally Beaten at Church

Posted by Sandra On October - 19 - 2015 Comments Off on Teen Fatally Beaten at Church

Teen, Lucas Leonard, beaten to death at church while confessing sins

PicMonkey CollageNEW YORK – A teenager was allegedly beaten to death by his parents and other church members during a counseling session in which he was supposed to confess his sins. The 19-year-old’s younger brother also suffered blunt force trauma injuries during the assault. He was hospitalized in serious condition. The brutal beatings occurred during a Sunday night service at Word of Life Christian Church in New Hartford, New York, during a counseling session on the spiritual state of the two brothers. READ MORE HERE

Missing Florida Baby’s Body Found Buried in Woods

Posted by Sandra On October - 17 - 2015 Comments Off on Missing Florida Baby’s Body Found Buried in Woods

Mother of infant Chance Walsh charged with 1st degree murder

The mother of infant Chance Walsh was formally charged with first-degree murder Saturday. Kristen Bury, 32, of North Port made her first appearance before a Sarasota County judge Saturday morning and was denied bond. She also faces one count of child neglect in the death of Chance, whose body was found in a makeshift grave Thursday. The baby’s father, Joseph Walsh, also will be charged with murder after he is extradited from South Carolina, according to Bury’s probable cause affidavit. “Both Kristen Bury and Joseph Walsh were principals in the commission of 1st degree felony murder,” the affidavit says. READ MORE HERE

Kristen Bury directed them to Chance’s body

How Did Chance Walsh Die? Infant’s Mother Charged

Mom Drowns Kids, Calls 911

Posted by Sandra On October - 11 - 2015 Comments Off on Mom Drowns Kids, Calls 911

asdf31qf1fGEORGIA – Authorities in Georgia said a mother admitted to drowning her two children Tuesday. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said Jokeera Morgan, 26, called 911 shortly before 12:38 p.m. ET and said she drowned her two daughters, 18 months old and 8 months old, at her Savannah home. Officers gave the girls CPR, but the children were pronounced dead on arrival at an area hospital, police said. READ MORE HERE

UPDATE: Savannah-Chatham police charge mother

Three Children Killed By Mother

Posted by Sandra On October - 10 - 2015 Comments Off on Three Children Killed By Mother

2D49477A00000578-3267872-image-a-2_1444515872799BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The victims of a Florida woman who allegedly killed her own children are said to have told their mother how much they loved her before they died. Jessica McCarty, 33, told police officers that she didn’t deserve to live after the alleged deed, for which she faces the death penalty and three first-degree murder charges in Brevard County. Police say that Lacey McCarty, 7, was drowned in a bathtub, and that her brothers Phillip McCarty, 6, and Christopher Swist, five months, were strangled with cords around their necks. New court documents, including handwritten notes from the officers who arrested her after she tried to take her own life with a knife,  reveal what she said in the aftermath of the killings in March. READ MORE HERE

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Mass Shooting at Oregon College

Posted by Sandra On October - 1 - 2015 Comments Off on Mass Shooting at Oregon College

Gunman dead after college rampage

151001170727-16-oregon-shooting-exlarge-169 (1)Ten confirmed people were killed, possibly 13, and twenty injured when a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, forcing the nation to face yet another mass shooting. Seven other people were injured, and the shooter is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters. Earlier estimates had put the number of people hurt much higher. Multiple officials identify the shooter as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. Oregon college gunman who made victims stand up and state their religion before shooting them identified as Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, who killed at least ten and injured seven before being shot dead by cops. READ MORE HERE



Oregon shooting: Gunman dead after college rampage

Oregon Shooting at Umpqua College Kills 10, Sheriff Says

Oregon college shooting updates – Los Angeles Times

Ten killed in college shooting in Oregon – BBC News

Gunman opens fire at Oregon college in mass killing

Gunman killed at least 13 according to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and wounded 20 others 

U.S. Military, Afghan Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On September - 28 - 2015 Comments Off on U.S. Military, Afghan Child Sex Abuse

GettyImages-71236634Americans are agog over the U.S. military’s decision to go along with the long-time custom of the Afghan police to sexually abuse young boys. I can certainly understand why Americans would be dismayed over such a decision, but I don’t see how they can be surprised about it. After all, ever since the national-security state was grafted onto America’s original governmental system at the end of World War II, the U.S. government has knowingly, deliberately, and intentionally partnered with evil, under the guise of fighting evil and protecting “national security.” READ MORE HERE



U.S. soldier punished for intervening in child assault by Afghan

Report: US Soldiers Ordered to Ignore Child Sex Slavery

U.S. military members grapple with authority, morality in dealing with child sex abuse 

Media should have sounded alarm sooner on Afghan child sex abuse

US soldiers say they’re ordered to ignore Afghan soldiers who sexually abuse young boys

Afghanistan Vows to Stop ‘Inhuman’ Child Sex Abuse

US Must Leverage Aid to Stop Child Sexual Abuse Among Afghan Security Officials


Cop Faces 1st Degree Murder

Posted by Sandra On September - 25 - 2015 Comments Off on Cop Faces 1st Degree Murder

Officer Christopher Page, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse

capture-20150925-213103A Tennessee police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-month old son earlier this month. Christopher Page, 27, an officer with the Paris Police Department, was taken into custody Thursday by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents at the conclusion of a three-week investigation into the death of his child, Gunner Page. The probe was set into motion September 2 when police responded to the home of Christopher Page and his domestic partner, Hope Carson, in Puryear. READ MORE HERE



Man Kills Wife, 4 Kids, Self

Posted by Sandra On September - 22 - 2015 Comments Off on Man Kills Wife, 4 Kids, Self

capture-20150922-205826PLATTE, S.D. — Authorities believe a man fatally shot his wife and four children, set their rural South Dakota house on fire, then turned the shotgun on himself, the state’s attorney general’s office said Tuesday. Preliminary autopsy results show all six members of the Westerhuis family died of shotgun wounds. The bodies of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis and their children Kailey, Jaeci, Connor and Michael were found in the burned ruins of their home in Platte on Thursday. READ MORE HERE

Baby Doe’s Mom Arrested, Boyfriend Charged With Murder

Posted by Sandra On September - 18 - 2015 Comments Off on Baby Doe’s Mom Arrested, Boyfriend Charged With Murder

A new image of "baby doe," a young girl found along the rocky shoreline of Boston Harbor on June 25, 2015, has been released by the Massachusetts State Police. The new image shows the toddler with pierced ears.

BOSTON — A mother has been arrested and her boyfriend is charged with murder in the death of a little girl whose body was found inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor island this summer, a prosecutor said Friday, after a monthslong campaign to learn the child’s identity. Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said he authorized a murder charge for Michael McCarthy, 35, and the girl’s mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, is under arrest for accessory to murder after the fact. “At just shy of three years old, Bella Bond was a true innocent,” Conley said at a news conference announcing the charges. “This child, whose very name means beauty, was murdered,” he said. READ MORE HERE


Mother claims boyfriend punched Bella, causing death

‘Baby Doe’: Girl Found Dead in Boston Identified

‘Baby Doe’ ID’d as ‘Bella,’ Suspect Charged With Her Murder





Stepfather Guilty In Child’s Death

Posted by Sandra On September - 13 - 2015 Comments Off on Stepfather Guilty In Child’s Death

Jury_finds_stepfather_guilty_in_child_abuse_death_of_Omaree_Varela-syndImport-102156A Bernalillo County jury found Stephen Casaus guilty of child abuse with reckless disregard resulting in the death of his 9-year-old stepson Friday. The jury reconvened Friday morning to determine a verdict in the 2013 beating death of Omaree Varela. The reckless disregard count of child abuse means Casaus did not call for help or try to save Omaree’s life when the boy was allegedly kicked to death by his mother. Casaus was found not guilty of the most serious charge: intentional child abuse resulting in death. That charge alleged Casaus took part in Omaree’s fatal beating. READ MORE HERE

Pedophile Gang Jailed for 78-Years

Posted by Sandra On September - 11 - 2015 Comments Off on Pedophile Gang Jailed for 78-Years

capture-20150912-113104A gang of pedophiles who raped babies, toddlers and pre-school children and streamed the abuse over the internet have been jailed for 78 years. The seven man ring, aged between 31 and 51, preyed on the families of the children they targeted, in one case grooming a mother and father before their baby was born. They traveled across the country to carry out vile attacks together in groups, or used internet streaming so they could be ‘encouraged and directed’ in real-time by other pedophiles. READ MORE HERE





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