Homicide for the Holidays: Family members recall the tragic death of a young mother, 19, at the hands of her ex just days before Christmas
- Family members open up about the murder of Kristine Larson on the third season premiere of Homicide for the Holidays on Oxygen this Sunday
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The murder of a young mother just before the holidays is being revisited in the new Oxygen series Homicide for the Holidays.
A few days before Christmas 2007, Kristine Larson and her mom had planned to bake Christmas candy at their St Paul, Minnesota home.
Her mother Deborah called her daughter to say she was preparing the ingredients and was awaiting her arrival.
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A Tennessee mother was arrested Monday after admitting she watched her husband beat their 5-year-old autistic son to death and hide his body — and she never called the police.
Krystal Daniels, 27, faces child abuse charges days after her husband Joseph Ray Daniels, 28, confessed to killing their son Joe Clyde Daniels, who remains missing.
According to a police affidavit obtained by Oxygen, Joseph allegedly struck the boy’s body, head and face with a closed fist repeatedly at the family’s home in Dickson April 4, as Krystal watched. After beating the boy to death, Joseph allegedly put his son’s body in the trunk of his car and drove to a remote rural area to dispose of the remains. Joseph reported the boy missing the same day, telling police he had wandered from their home in his pajamas. But during a police interview two days later, he admitted to killing him.
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Newlywed Isabella Hellman vanished last year on a belated honeymoon. Authorities charged her husband, Lewis Bennett, with her murder Tuesday, according to People.
Hellman vanished on May 14 of last year, according to the Palm Beach Post. The couple had been married about three months and had a 10-month-old daughter.
Hellman, a real estate broker, was reported missing while on a two-week trip with Bennett from St. Maarten to Key West. Bennett was eventually rescued from a life raft by the Coast Guard. When questioned, he said that he was sleeping below deck when the couple’s boat hit something about 70 miles from the Florida shore, southeast of Key West. He told authorities that when he emerged to the top of the vessel, which was a catamaran, there was no trace of Hellman. He added that she was wearing a life vest the last time that he saw her.
Her family took to the
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The mother of an 8-year-old boy from Palmdale, California has pleaded guilty to murdering him in 2013. On Thursday, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, admitted in a Los Angeles courtroom that she tortured her son Gabriel to death intentionally.
According to the Los Angeles Times, because the mother pleaded guilty she avoided a trial. She does now potentially face life behind bars with no possibility of parole, however. Originally it was believed that prosecutors wanted to fight for the death penalty for Fernandez but her defense lawyers said the mother’s low IQ made her an inappropriate candidate for a death sentence.
After the mother agreed to the conditions of her plea agreement, Deputy Dist. Atty. Jon Hatami told her, “You will never be paroled. You will never be released from prison. Do you understand and agree to this?”
Fernandez responded affirmatively and then her public defender comforted her, according to the
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A mother of seven who has been battling drug addiction decided to get sterilized after a judge suggested that he might be easier on her sentencing for fraud charges if she underwent the procedure.
According to The Washington Post, 34-year-old Summer Thyme Creel, a mother from Oklahoma, pleaded guilty for making and cashing a counterfeit check last year. When Creel failed to attend her sentencing in June, US District Judge Stephen Friot looked at her pre-sentence report and noted she was a crack cocaine and methamphetamine user.
And that’s when Friot decided to make the unprecedented suggestion. In his order, Friot mentioned that Creel had given up the right to six of her seven children and that he believed she had used drugs while pregnant with her children.
Friot concluded his order by saying that at the next sentencing, “Ms. Creel may, if (and only if) she chooses to do so, present medical evidence to the court establishing
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A man has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting and killing a missing mother of two. According to the Coloradoan, 30-year-old Khalid White made his first appearance in a Colorado court at the Larimer County Justice Center. White is accused of murdering 41-year-old Kimberlee Graves.
White has been charged with eight felonies: first-degree murder after deliberation, two counts of felony murder, sexual assault with a weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, robbery, tampering with a deceased human body, identity theft and motor vehicle theft.
As People reported, 41-year-old Graves vanished under suspicious circumstances on December 4, 2017. Authorities found her home ransacked, and her car was found over a week later in a parking garage. Her remains were found in Lory State Park by a park employee on January 9. Following a coroner’s examination, Graves’ cause of death was ruled a homicide by blunt force head
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More details have emerged about the tragic death of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, who was found dead in North Carolina back in December. This week, her mother’s live-in boyfriend was charged with the girl’s murder following an autopsy report. That report revealed that Woods died from chloroform toxicity, the Onslow County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office stated on Wednesday.
As People explained, a chloroform-soaked rag is often used by criminals to knock people out in popular culture and media.
The suspect, Adolphus Earl Kimrey, 32, was already in custody. He was arrested in December in connection with the little girl’s disappearance on charges of obstruction of justice, conceal an unattended death, possession of stolen goods, second-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering, according to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.
Now, those charges have been upgraded. He has been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury/death. It
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A Louisiana woman was killed by a pit bull at a doggie daycare facility on Tuesday, The New York Daily News reported.
Laura Williams Ray, a mother of three children, was severely injured by the dog while it was boarding at the West Monroe facility at about 11 pm, according to The News Star.
Ray later died as a result of her injuries.
Happy Hound Hotel owner Leanne Stuckey said that the facility was told that the dog was not aggressive toward people.
“Our hearts go out to the family,” Stuckey said to the News Star. “I’m just grieving for them.”
A spokesman for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office said that he wasn’t sure if Ray was an employee of the facility or if she was just visiting.
The pit bull was released to Ouachita Parish Animal Control.
District Attorney Steve Tew, who has the power to have the dog euthanized, said his office is
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A Washington man was sentenced on Friday to nearly 28 years in prison for the murder and dismemberment of his date, a mother of three, The Seattle Times reported.
John Robert Charlton, 39, pleaded guilty in the 2016 premeditated murder of Ingrid Lyne, 40, after her body parts were discovered wrapped in garbage bags over a series of days, in three different locations throughout Seattle. Some of her body parts have never been found.
“I agree there are no words that can alleviate the pain I’ve caused,” Charlton said during his sentencing. “For that, I’m truly sorry.”
Lyne, a nurse, “lived life large, even though she was petite,” said King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector, adding, “I feel like I’ve come to know her in some small way.”
“What you did was vicious and cruel beyond anyone’s belief,” she said, adding that she would give him a life sentence if state
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