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  • Father Beats Infant, Breaking 20 Bones, Gets Slap On the Wrist

    01/06/2018 11:41:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 64 replies
    themaven ^ | GinnyReed
    Richard A. Root caused more than 20 broken bones in the infant, along with a brain bleed. Oshkosh, WI - A man who severely beat his two-month-old daughter in March, causing more than 20 broken bones and bleeding on the brain, was just sentenced after both the defense and prosecution argued against prison time. Richard A. Root, 21, of Oshkosh, pleaded no contest to a charge of child neglect resulting in great bodily harm in Winnebago County Court in August, and was found guilty, according to WGBA. He had originally been charged with child abuse, recklessly causing great harm. "My...
  • Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder After Throwing Man Off Bridge: PD

    12/12/2017 9:24:53 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | December 12, 2017 | nbc
    Shelton police say a man was seriously injured after being thrown off the Derby Shelton Bridge when he tried to intervene during an argument between a couple. According to police, Rottjer and Hannum were having an argument while walking over the bridge. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old man from Monroe, got involved to ask of Hannum was ok, then tried to walk away. Police claim that’s when Rottjer and his friend, Dorso, got into a physical fight with the victim. Investigators said that Rottjer intentionally threw the victim over the bridge during the fight. Rottjer, Dorso and Hannum then...
  • Actress Arrested for Trying to Push Random Woman Off Subway Platform

    10/09/2017 11:28:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | Tina Moore and Kevin Sheehan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED October 9, 201 | Tina Moore and Kevin Sheehan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED October 9, 201
    A 35-year-old actress who has starred in off-Broadway shows and played bit parts on TV allegedly tried to push a fellow straphanger into the path of a subway train at Union Square over the weekend, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Keira Keeley’s random target was 57-year-old Leonore Gonzalez, of The Bronx, who was waiting on the 4-, 5- and 6- train platform. Keeley allegedly walked up and shoved her from behind at 12:15 a.m. Saturday. Gonzalez grabbed a pillar and narrowly avoided falling onto the tracks from the platform, police sources said.
  • Police: Woman Upset Trump President Tried To Hit Officer

    02/03/2017 11:38:22 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    cbs ^ | February 3, 2017
    BURLINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A court date Friday for a Harwinton woman accused of trying to hit a police officer with her car Thursday in Burlington. State police say 58-year-old Eileen Pierce tried to hit an officer directing traffic at a tree-trimming site on Route 69– allegedly driving her Subaru wagon directly at him, yelling out the window, and shaking her fist. The officer quickly got out of the way, and police say Pierce narrowly missed hitting a tree crew. When Pierce was pulled over at the Burlington-Bristol line, troopers say she rambled for several minutes, saying she was...
  • ‘Murder gives me a high unlike any other’: Teen’s diary leads to 15-year sentence

    01/24/2017 7:15:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    "I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today . . . It was absolutely fantastic. Murder gives me a high unlike any other. It feels like this crisp unreality, flashing and sparkling, adrenaline and shock." While these lines might sound like the demented writings of John Wayne Gacy or perhaps Charles Manson, they actually appeared in what police said was a diary kept by a teenage girl named Pearl Moen. She was mistaken about one thing, though - the women she stabbed did not die. Read more here:
  • Oakland man charged in attempted murder of police sergeant

    08/01/2016 6:53:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 1, 2016 | Kimberly Veklerov
    A man with several felony convictions was arraigned Monday on an attempted-murder charge after he allegedly fired a semiautomatic handgun on an Oakland police sergeant trapped in a crashed patrol car. Sgt. Nadia Clark, who was responding to a dispatch call before the wreck July 23, avoided being shot in part because the gunman’s weapon malfunctioned, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit by Officer Bradley Baker.
  • Police ID suspect in shooting of Tulane medical student

    11/23/2015 12:57:00 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 23 replies ^ | November 22, 2015, 10:19 PM | CBS/AP
    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police have identified a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police say 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans is wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.
  • HIV-positive rapist jailed for filmed sex with 6-year-old boy:cops

    10/22/2015 1:40:14 PM PDT · by fwdude · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 21, 2015 | ALFRED NG
    An HIV-positive Pennsylvania man is charged with raping a 6-year-old, recording the sickening act and spreading it on the internet, cops said. Ira S. Task, who told cops he was HIV-positive for over 20 years, was busted after cops saw footage of him and another man raping a 6-year-old boy on a third pervert's phone, Penn Live reported.
  • Trooper wounded in I-70 shootout in critical condition; suspect shot dead ID'd as convicted killer

    05/08/2014 6:00:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | May 8, 2014 | John Ferrugia
    DOTSERO, Colo. - A state trooper was rushed to the hospital after he was shot while helping a driver who was stopped on the side of Interstate 70 near Dotsero. The Colorado State Patrol identified the trooper as Eugene Hofacker, a 6-year veteran, who is listed in critical but stable condition at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Hofacker is assigned to the Vail Troop Office. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said the trooper was shot as he approached the driver-side window of the suspect's car. A second trooper returned fire and killed the suspect. ... the dead man is...
  • Is This Woman a War Criminal or a Regular Old Jilted Wife?

    11/05/2013 10:18:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/5 | Kat Stoeffel
    Finally, a Supreme Court case that can keep my attention: NPR reports that today the highest court in the land hears the 2005 case of Philadelphia suburbanite Carol Anne Bond, who discovered that her husband had impregnated her best friend, and then attempted to poison said best friend. Bond was subsequently convicted under a chemical weapons treaty. Using chemicals stolen from the chemical manufacturing company where she worked, Bond mixed a compound that can be lethal in small amounts — and is bright orange in color — and put it in her ex-BFF’s mail. The mistress easily noticed the powder...
  • Man injected with HIV virus, credits his faith to forgive his father (video)

    10/02/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | 9/30/2013 | Fox 2 News
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It was a story that made international headlines, a St. Louis area baby injected with the HIV tainted blood by his father who didn’t want to pay child support. More than 20 years later, Brryan Jackson is amazed by his health, but his positive spirit and faith. Brryan’s story seemed unbelievable in 1992, when he was just 11 months old, his father, a hospital technician, injected him with HIV tainted blood. The goal was to kill Brryan so he could avoid paying child support. “Anyone in my condition would die in three months they gave me...
  • Carver High School Shooter- Christopher Lamont Richardson – Statement From Beverly Emory

    08/31/2013 2:53:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Camel City Dispatch ^ | August 30, 2013 | Staff
    Around 10:17pm Friday evening the WSPD released more detailed information regarding the shooting at Carver High School. Based on preliminary information, it was determined that this incident took place on school grounds just as a scheduled fire drill was ending. School Resource Officer T.R. Wilson was present and actively assisting students return to their classes. At some point, as students were returning, gunshots were heard and Officer Wilson saw Carver High student Christopher Lamont Richardson shooting at another student. Officer Wilson immediately drew his service weapon and challenged Richardson. Richards backed down and Officer Wilson was able to take him...
  • Man tries to kill girl in Best Buy bathroom

    08/27/2013 1:50:43 AM PDT · by Okimi2200 · 48 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, August 26, 2013, | Doyle Murphy
    A Florida man tried to kill a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy bathroom, jamming a plastic bag over her head and stuffing her face in a toilet before employees intervened, authorities said. Another customer heard the girl screaming and crying inside the women’s restroom at the Jacksonville store and notified store staff. An employee looked under the stall and discovered a horrific scene. James Tadros, 29, had kicked and beaten the girl bloody and was forcing her head inside the toilet, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
  • Dick Van Dyke's Ride Is Toast, But He's Unscathed After Car Fire

    08/19/2013 10:50:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2013 | Christie D'Zurilla
    According to Dick Van Dyke, "Somebody's looking after me!" And ain't that the truth, after he escaped without a scratch Monday while his car burned up on the side of the 101 Freeway. "Van Dyke's melted car ... He's fine thank God!!," his wife, Arlene, tweeted after the incident, including a link to a short Vine video of the actor's fried ride. Though according to the California Highway Patrol accident log it was two off-duty nurses who yanked the 87-year-old out of the four-door sedan, Van Dyke told a TMZ cameraman it was just an ordinary citizen, and "a fireman...
  • Suspect in Millburn N.J. home invasion arrested.

    06/28/2013 11:59:57 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 63 replies
    ABC news ^ | June 28, 2013 | Carolina Leid
    A man suspected of having invaded that New Jersey home and severely attacked the woman, including throwing her down the basement stairs has been arrested and charged with first degree attempted murder, first degree robbery, 2nd degree burglary and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
  • Woman who rammed pro-lifers with car was Catholic Relief Services employee

    08/21/2012 8:42:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 21, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2012 ( – As Catholic Relief Services responds to criticisms over its partnerships with pro-abortion anti-poverty groups, LifeSiteNews has discovered that the aid organization also has a history of hiring employees with strong ties to pro-abortion and pro-contraception organizations. One CRS employee lists the pro-abortion Pro-Choice Resources and Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies as former employers on her LinkedIn resume, while another was hired by the Catholic aid organization directly from the pro-abortion Population Services International.  Another former employee was convicted of assault last fall after ramming her car into a crowd at the DC...
  • Woman charged with injuring three at Gig Harbor-area store pleads not guilty

    08/15/2012 11:44:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 30 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | Aug. 13, 2012 | Adam Lynn
    Pierce County prosecutors said today Laura K. Sorenson took three things into the Peninsula Market near Gig Harbor on Saturday afternoon: a history of mental illness, a hatred of men and a gun. By the time she left the market in handcuffs, three men were wounded, and blood covered the inside of the grocery at 14220 92nd Ave. N.W. Sorenson later told detectives “she had decided to kill herself and wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone else first,” court papers filed today show. “She states she had been molested as a young child and hated men,”...
  • Woman arraigned in connection with allegedly attempting to kill husband with chemicals, oil, ax

    07/14/2012 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 21 replies ^ | Julia Terruso The Star Ledger
    <p>SOMERVILLE — Through scarred eyes, Leacroft Mattadeen squinted to get a glimpse of the wife who allegedly doused him with chemicals and hot cooking oil and chased him with an ax.</p> <p>He stood out Friday in his second-row seat in Superior Court in Somerville. His right arm and torso were wrapped in compression bandages. His neck was stabilized by a brace......</p>
  • Case of setting classmate on fire ends with battery conviction for instigator

    06/20/2012 5:02:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 20, 2012 | Suzette LaBoy (Associated Press)
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teenager was convicted Tuesday of aggravated battery in a horrific 2009 attack on a middle school classmate who was drenched in rubbing alcohol and set on fire. Matthew "Zeke" Bent was accused of orchestrating the attack on Michael Brewer and charged with second-degree murder. The six jurors, who deliberated for just over a day, had the option of finding him guilty of a lesser offense.
  • Lake in the Hills man pleads guilty in fish-toxin case

    08/02/2011 4:08:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    AP ^ | August 2, 2011
    A McHenry County man has pleaded guilty to obtaining a deadly puffer-fish poison for use as a weapon. Authorities say Edward F. Bachner IV wanted to use it to kill his wife and collect on a $20 million insurance policy.