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Attempted Murder, Torture Charges

Posted by Sandra On February - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

crimescenetape_1357165618339_347987_ver1.0_320_240Charges of attempted murder and torture have been added to a case of suspected child abusers. Tuesday, police announced the additional charges, but relatives of one suspect said the two adults who’ve been arrested were actually trying to save the 5-year-old girl. ”She was taken away from her mother, her biological mother,” Savannah Rodriguez told Eyewitness News. “And given to her father and my sister, with a whole bunch of problems that this little girl has. My brother-in-law and my sister are just trying to help.” READ MORE HERE

Baby’s Body Found In Concrete

Posted by Sandra On February - 22 - 2014 Comments Off

Both parents of baby found in concrete now in custody

24755113_BG2CASS COUNTY, MO – A couple is facing murder charges after a baby’s body was found encased in concrete in November. Authorities say the couple’s meth use killed their baby and endangered the welfare of their other children. On Tuesday authorities said they were still looking for the man and woman. Thursday morning they said Matthew Scroggs turned himself in and Krystal Scroggs did the same later in the day. Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley announced charges against the couple. READ MORE HERE

Hailey Owens Was Murdered

Posted by Sandra On February - 20 - 2014 Comments Off

Craig Wood Charged With Murder In Kidnapping Of 10-YO Hailey Owens

n-CRAIG-WOOD-largeA Missouri public school employee is accused of abducting and slaying a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday. A Greene County warrant charges Craig Michael Wood, 45, with first-degree murder in the killing of Hailey Owens. The girl was allegedly abducted while walking near her home in Springfield on Tuesday afternoon. READ MORE HERE

Hailey Owens Neighbors Unable To Stop Missouri Girl’s Abduction

School sports coach ‘shot girl, 10, in head after snatching her from street’ as it’s revealed young victim’s body was found ‘stuffed in trash bags in his basement’

Soldier Arrested for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On February - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

frenchA soldier from Washington County is arrested at his base in Washington state on charges of child rape. Sgt. Joseph T. French, 27, was arrested at Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week. He was formally charged in federal court on Valentines Day.  Washington State Police were alerted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, where according to federal court filings, the alleged rape was reported.  The document states the girls’ mother reported the alleged crimes on Sunday February 9. The mother says French had been raping her 10-year-old daughter for 3 years with some of those incidents happening in Chipley and others at his base home in Washington State. READ MORE HERE

JBLM sergeant charged with raping young family member over 3-year period


Baby’s Body Found

Posted by Sandra On February - 17 - 2014 Comments Off

May be missing 7-week old baby boy, Aniston Walker

Andrea WalkerUPDATE: 12:15 p.m. Andrea Walker, mother of a baby girl who has been missing since January 9, was arrested Monday morning. The arrest comes less than 24 hours after a baby’s body was found in a ditch, though police have yet to confirm the body is that of Aniston Walker. CLICK HERE for the very latest information.

A motorcyclist found a baby’s body just after noon Sunday on Singleton Parkway, just south of I-269 in Millington. ”I would say that it seems like the body has been there for some time,” said Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback. “It’s less than a year old, wearing a onesie.” Millington investigators contacted Memphis Police Department crime scene investigators knowing they had been working a missing baby case since early January. READ MORE HERE

4-YO Boy Brutally Murdered

Posted by Sandra On February - 17 - 2014 Comments Off

Mother’s anguish at the ‘monster’ she let stay at her house who stabbed her four-year-old boy to death as he slept

article-2558706-1B76407800000578-382_306x423The mother of a four-year-old boy savagely murdered by a friend who was allowed to sleep on her sofa has said she feels ‘so much guilt’ over letting the ‘monster’ stay with them. Sharon Smith and her partner Guy Earwaker had thought psychopath Anwar Daniel Rosser was a harmless neighbor and allowed him to stay at their house when he asked after turning up after a night out. In the early hours, the 33-year-old sneaked upstairs armed with four knives and stabbed Riley Turner to death. He then crept into another bedroom where the boy’s mother and her partner were sleeping and curled up to sleep on the floor. READ MORE HERE

Julie Corey Guilty of Murder

Posted by Sandra On February - 14 - 2014 Comments Off

Notorious ‘Womb Raider’ Julie Corey found guilty of murdering friend and stealing her unborn baby

££-Julie-Corey-3144335The baby’s name is Sheila Marie. That’s what her mum Darlene Hayes always said she would call her in conversations with relatives and her friend and neighbor Julie Corey. Darlene, 23, and Julie, much older at 39, were expecting to give birth just four weeks apart and they would spend hours over cups of coffee discussing the names they liked. Julie said she was having a girl too and she planned to call her Alida. But Darlene didn’t live to give birth. READ MORE HERE

 

3 Arrested for Child Torture

Posted by Sandra On February - 12 - 2014 Comments Off

3 People Arrested For Chaining Children To Beds For Weeks After Child Emails Online School For Help

capture-20140212-201151WHEELERSBURG, Ohio - Three people in Scioto County are being accused of chaining children to beds for weeks at a time, rarely giving them food, and beating them with belts and paddles. Sheriff Mary Donini says the investigation started when one of the children emailed a teacher at an online school and asked her to call 911. A deputy and representatives from children’s services then responded to a location on Collingswood Avenue in Wheelersburg on January 30. Four children were removed from the home. READ MORE HERE

Convicted Child Rapist ESCAPES Prison

Posted by Sandra On February - 11 - 2014 Comments Off

CONVICTED RAPIST AND ATTEMPTED MURDER SUSPECT KEVIN BRIGGS WANTED FOR ESCAPE

14-80Accused rapist and attempted murder suspect Kevin Briggs escaped from the Justice Center in Bozeman, Montana last weekend and is believed to be in Seattle where he planned on staying in homeless shelters. Biggs was convicted of raping a 14 year old girl, but was still allowed to enroll in Montana State University. He was detained after a sexual assault on campus, but walked out of the Law & Justice Center while still wearing handcuffs and leg shackles.

Police say he should be considered ‘armed and dangerous’. Briggs is 28 years old, 5’5?, medium build, wearing a black or gray hooded coat with semi-white stripes, green pants, black shoes, ball cap, aviator sunglasses. Detectives say he uses the fake names, ‘Amiee Macintire’ and ‘James Zenon Meismer’. READ MORE HERE

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Man Arrested for Raping Baby

Posted by Sandra On February - 9 - 2014 Comments Off

Child-AbuserALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police say a baby’s life is hanging by a thread tonight.  The person who was supposed to be taking of care of her is now facing charges.  The baby is only four months old and police are trying to determine how long she was abused as well as who all was involved.  The mother’s boyfriend is now charged for child rape, and abuse. Warning:  this case is disturbing – and we have chosen to not share all the details. READ MORE HERE

Missing Baby Kayden Found Safe

Posted by Sandra On February - 7 - 2014 Comments Off

Six-day-old Kayden Powell found alive at Iowa gas station

imagesSix-day-old Kayden Powell has been found alive in West Branch, Iowa. Kayden was taken from his residence in the early morning hours on Thursday, February 6th. But at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Friday, a police chief in West Branch, Iowa was conducting a canvass of a gas station near Interstate 80. He apparently heard a baby’s cry and found Kayden in a tote bag swaddled in blankets just outside of the gas station. Despite the frigid temperatures, Kayden appears to be doing well. Emergency medical officials say the child is in excellent health. READ MORE HERE

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Woman charged with kidnapping baby found in Iowa

Kristin Smith, aunt, charged with kidnapping from Beloit bassinette

Stepfather Pleads Guilty to Murder

Posted by Sandra On February - 5 - 2014 Comments Off

4-YO toddler boy was beaten with a hammer, burnt and buried in a shallow grave sprinkled with dog food

article-0-1B377A5400000578-349_634x812Nearly four years after the body of Ethan Stacy was found buried on a mountainside in Utah, the child’s stepfather — Nathan Sloop — admitted Tuesday that he played a role in the four-year-old’s death. Sloop, 35, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to aggravated murder for the 2010 death of Ethan Stacy, who was found near Powder Mountain in Weber Country with his face disfigured by hammer blows and his grave sprinkled with dog food. Sloop was immediately sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the murder and 1 to 15 years for aggravated assault by a prisoner for attacking a David County jail officer. A number of other charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal, which also spared him from the death penalty, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. READ MORE HERE

Remains of 55 Children Found

Posted by Sandra On February - 3 - 2014 Comments Off

Remains Of 55 Children Unearthed At Former Florida Reform School Site

1blayn.St.56TAMPA, Florida — The remains of 55 people have been unearthed from a graveyard at a former reform school with a history of abuse, researchers said Tuesday. University of South Florida researchers began excavating the graveyard at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in September. The dig finished in December. Official records indicated 31 burials at the Marianna site, but researchers had estimated there would be about 50 graves. All the bodies found were interred in coffins either made at the school or bought from manufacturers, said Erin Kimmerle, a forensic anthropologist leading the university’s investigation. Some were found under roads or overgrown trees, well away from the white, metal crosses marking the 31 officially recorded graves. Now, researchers will try to identify the remains and determine the causes of death. The bodies were buried sometime between the late 1920s and early 1950s, researchers said. READ MORE HERE

55 bodies exhumed at shuttered Fla. reform school

More remains excavated at Fla. reform school yard

4-YO Found Dead In Bed

Posted by Sandra On February - 2 - 2014 Comments Off

Hunt for mother who fled home leaving her four-year-old daughter dead in bed

article-0-1B28E8DD00000578-851_634x632UPDATE: This couple has been apprehended!! Police in Northern California say the mother of a 3-year-old girl who was found dead in her bed and the mother’s boyfriend are wanted for questioning in a case that has been classified as a homicide. Napa Police Department Lt. Debbie Peecook said officers have unable to find 23-year-old Sara Krueger and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Scott Warner, since the body of Krueger’s daughter was discovered on Saturday afternoon. Peecook says the girl, whom police have not named, showed signs of having been sexually assaulted and blunt force trauma. READ MORE HERE

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BART police have reported they have detained the mother and boyfriend wanted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old baby. They were detained by BART police in El Cerrito, California this afternoon.

Click on Link Below for More Details on Original Story:
http://www.fugitive.com/2014/02/02/sara-krueger-and-ryan-scott-warner-wanted-in-connection-with-murder-of-4-year-old-girl-in-napa-california/

5-MO Baby Found Murdered

Posted by Sandra On February - 1 - 2014 Comments Off

52ea933203084.imagePulaski police discovered the body of an infant Thursday night in Pulaski County after a daylong search for a 5-month-old boy. The search began after a man was arrested in Pulaski on Thursday morning on a child abuse charge. On Wednesday, an arrest warrant was issued for Howard Samuel Cole, 31, on a charge of child abuse after police received information that an infant had been abused by his father on Sunday morning, authorities have said. READ MORE HERE

Mother, Two Toddlers Slain

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off

Man killed his children when he realized he didn’t have car seats to take them with him after he killed his wife

article-0-1ADB3B4600000578-789_634x496A New York man charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his wife and their two toddlers only killed the children because he didn’t have car seats to take the pair with him. Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 29, was placed on suicide watch after being arraigned Friday. Prosecutors say he told investigators he killed his children because he didn’t have car seats to take them on the lam. READ MORE HERE

Serial Child Rapist Imprisoned

Posted by Sandra On January - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

download (1)A Canberra serial child molester has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail for the public rape of a three-year-old girl and the racially motivated bashing of his neighbor. In September 2013, Shane Williams, 40, from Campbell was making his way to a police station for his annual sex offender check-in when he decided to stop at the Belconnen Library to use the toilets. He was browsing the books inside when a three-year-old girl wandered over to him and said hello. Williams encouraged her to sit on the floor with him and removed both her pants and his own trousers, before sexually assaulting her. READ MORE HERE

3-YO Tortured to Death

Posted by Sandra On January - 27 - 2014 Comments Off

article-0-1AE8D5ED00000578-654_634x844A 3-year-old Florida boy is dead after enduring horrific torture including having been burned, beaten and thrown across a room – and, according to authorities, the boy’s 21-year-old mother is to blame.  Ghanson Debrosse was rushed to the Jackson North Medical Center about 3:30 am on Tuesday after his mother, Fafane Caze, called 9-1-1 to report that he wasn’t breathing. At the hospital, doctors determined that the 3-year-old boy had been dead for several hours. READ MORE HERE

Maryland Mall Shooting

Posted by Sandra On January - 25 - 2014 Comments Off

Police identify 2 killed in Maryland shooting

capture-20140126-001945Columbia, Maryland – Police have identified the two retail employees killed in a shooting at a Maryland mall. The Howard County Police said late Saturday that the victims were 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo of College Park, Md., and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson of Ellicott City, Md. The gunman also died. Both worked at Zumiez, which sold skate apparel and accessories. Police say the attack took place outside Zumiez on the upper level of the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington.
McMahon said authorities ran into difficulty in identifying the gunman because of concerns that he might be carrying explosives. Five other people were injured. READ MORE HERE

Toddler Death Investigation

Posted by Sandra On January - 24 - 2014 Comments Off

Toddler_death_investigation_1276170000_20140124174648_320_240DETROIT – A Detroit man and his girlfriend are in police custody after the man’s 16-month-old nephew died from hyperthermia and burns in their Keating Street home. The toddler’s 22-year-old uncle and the woman were babysitting the boy while his mother attended a program to assist her in getting a job. But the house had no running water or heat. They were using space heaters to stay warm. READ MORE HERE

Purdue School Shooting

Posted by Sandra On January - 22 - 2014 Comments Off

Purdue shooting suspect surrenders after allegedly killing fellow student

25546899-sf(CNN) – A gunman shot and killed another man Tuesday inside Purdue University’s electrical engineering building, spurring worried students to scramble into the bitter cold outside for safety. The Indiana school’s police chief said that the suspect appeared to have had just one target in mind. He left the building right after the shooting, and a city police officer arrested him. ”This appears to be an isolated and intentional act,” Purdue Police Chief John Cox said. “…The victim appeared to have been targeted by the suspect, and it was no more and no less than that.” READ MORE HERE

Child Survives Rape, Fire

Posted by Sandra On January - 20 - 2014 Comments Off

downloadCape Town - Burnt and bruised, a 9-year-old child left to die after she was raped said her assailant laughed as he set her alight. On Sunday afternoon, her family found her, still alive, huddled on top of a pile rocks, in the bush beside the R300. She had been on her way to her father’s house when she disappeared at about 8pm on Saturday. “She was moving, still able to talk. She could tell us that she recognized the face of the man who raped her and that he laughed when he lit her, saying, ‘You won’t be able to tell anyone it was me,’” the child’s aunt said. READ MORE HERE

Twin Babies, Fractured Skulls

Posted by Sandra On January - 19 - 2014 Comments Off

Young couple blame each other for violent abuse of their baby TWINS which left them them both with fractured skulls

article-0-1AC21AA200000578-146_634x480An Oklahoma couple have been arrested and charged with child neglect after their newborn twin boys landed in the hospital with horrific injuries. According to police in Tulsa, Clorinda ‘Chloe’ Archuleta, 24, waited several days before seeking medical attention for the injured infants, and then she only took one of the boys to the hospital. Archuleta’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Joshua Wray, is also facing charges in connection to the alleged child abuse.  READ MORE HERE

 

Cop Kills Entire Family, Self

Posted by Sandra On January - 17 - 2014 Comments Off

Utah officer kills wife, 2 children and mother-in-law before killing self

61988_10152209887879740_150320682_nAuthorities say a 34-year-old Utah police officer fatally shot his wife, mother-in-law and two young children before taking his own life. Spanish Fork police say they went to Joshua Boren’s house about 11 p.m. Thursday after he didn’t show up to his night shift at the Lindon Police Department. That’s when they found Boren’s 55-year-old mother-in-law Marie King dead in a bedroom, and Joshua Boren’s immediately family dead in the bedroom next door. READ MORE HERE

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Police: Utah Officer Kills 4 Family Members, Self 

TRAGIC — Utah Police Officer Kills Self, 4 Family Members

5 dead after officer kills family in Spanish Fork

New Mexico School Shooting

Posted by Sandra On January - 16 - 2014 Comments Off

Student, 12, Used Shotgun to Shoot 2 Students in Roswell, New Mexico

downloadA 12-year-old boy pulled a sawed-off shotgun from a bag and opened fire Tuesday morning at a New Mexico middle school gym, seriously wounding two students, before a hero teacher talked him into putting down the weapon, authorities said. State police said the shooter, a student in the seventh grade, was in custody and was the only suspect. The shots were reported just after 8 a.m. (10 a.m. ET) at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell. READ MORE HERE

 

Boy, 12, faces battery charge in New Mexico school shooting

Teacher credited with disarming gunman, 12, at New Mexico school

Student of New Mexico Shooting: ‘Blood Everywhere’ – ABC News

Boy, 12, wounds 2 classmates at N.M. school - USA Today

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