The author’s description: Divine Justice: The Dianne Alexander Story is inspired by an actual event. It gives in depth details about my encounter with The Southwest Louisiana Serial Killer “Derrick Todd Lee.” But most of all, the book speaks about divine interventions from the beginning to the end of my horrible ordeal. I pray that this book will help you to see that God is a God of “Love and Forgiveness.”
Before serial killer David Berkowitz received the nickname “Son of Sam,” he was known as the .44 Caliber Killer. Igniting paranoia over the tri-state area, Berkowitz remained at large as he taunted the NYPD. In a new documentary, The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam, reporters can be seen polling dark-haired women about their thoughts and feelings on the man who seemed to be targeting women who looked just like them.
In the footage, Channel 11 News reporter Jeff Kamen can be seen asking women if they cosidered dyeing their hair to avoid attracting the notorious murderer.
“Berkowitz’s method of stalking the streets at night, murdering brazenly, was incredibly difficult to track, and the NYPD formed a 200-person task force, Operation Omega, to bring him to justice. Attacking young couples in different sections of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn meant that no neighborhood was safe during his rampage, and police and the public had
A Michigan mother was arrested for allegedly keeping her 6-month-old son in a carseat without food or water for two days, resulting in his death, People magazine reported.
Lovily Johnson, 22, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse after her son, Noah Johnson, died. She allegedly told police that she strapped him in the car seat and kept him in her apartment without food or air conditioning intentionally.
She then took her infant son’s body to the hospital, where attendants said they believed he had been deceased “for some time,” Detective Robert Meredith said in a probable cause affidavit.
Johnson’s other daughter, age 2, was taken into the care of the state.
Johnson, who allegedly also violated her parole for a 2016 embezzlement conviction, pleaded not guilty in her arraignment. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 2.
If she is convicted, she faces life in prison.
[Image: Kent County Jail]
Sixteen-year-old Andrew Zaragoza has been charged with murder in connection with the beating death of his mom, 56-year-old Donna Zaragoza.
According to ABC2, Andrew told police,”My mom was taking pills this morning, she hit me and I killed her.”
He sustained self-inflicted cuts and wounds to his face and neck. The mother suffered major trauma to the skull, a stab wound to the back and a stab wound in the chest. A bloodied ball-peen hammer was found next to her body on her bed. There was also a bloody kitchen knife tucked behind Andrew’s bedroom door.
Police found a letter signed by Andrew in which he described how he killed his mother. In it, he wrote that he wanted to
A sexual predator’s appeal has been denied by the state court of Pennsylvania. According to Penn Live, Frank Yeager has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for plotting prospective rapes. “I truly enjoy the hunt and cannot wait for my prize,” he bragged in a diary entry fantasizing about attacking women.
Per court filings, Yeager entered a female realtor’s office in Lehigh County’s Upper Macungie Township before closing time in November 2012. He had targeted female Realtors for rape and had done research to develop his attack plan. Crime Online says he had a list of 200 women he was obsessed with.
Per Penn Live, Yeager asked the woman to show him a home. He went inside and turned off the lights and drew the curtains to wait for her. When she didn’t come in, he made up a false story about a water leak that he wanted her to look into.
A suspect has been taken into the custody by the FBI in the death of a woman aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Alaska. The woman died Tuesday night on the vessel carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members on a weeklong excursion leaving Seattle on Sunday.
According to Time, the U.S. attorney’s office will hold a news conference with the FBI and Coast Guard today in Anchorage to share the federal charges being filed in the case. The FBI gets involved with deaths that occur in international or U.S. waters.
ABC News shares that the victim is 39-year-old Kristy Manzanares. She died aboard the ship following a domestic dispute, per a source. The FBI is investigating the “suspicious” death. Manzanares’ online profile on her employer’s website shows that she was a married mother and a real estate agent with Sotheby’s in St. George, Utah. According to the Daily Mail, passengers saw her arguing
Madi Kohn, a 20-year-old student at Arizona State University, warned men on her Tinder profile that if they sent her unsolicited pictures of their genitals she would find their mom and pass the photo on. When men began testing her, she followed through — with strange and hilarious results.
The warning could not have been more clear: “If you send me dick pics I will send them to your mom,” read Kohn’s profile.
“I’m not the first person to receive things like that and it’s not been the first time,” she told BuzzFeed. “I’m just tired of people in general thinking they can send things like that without repercussions, and they think it’s OK.”
One unidentified male aggressively pursued Kohn, despite the warning. He didn’t match with Kohn, but tracked down her Instagram and sent her some illicit photos there.
“He had messaged me several times before that. I never replied,” recalled Kohn. “He was sending
A mother in England who suffocated her 2-year-old daughter to death sent the child’s father “one last picture” before killing her.
Twenty-year-old Cody-Anne Jackson has been sentenced to prison for a minimum of 16 years for killing Macey Hogan, according to the BBC. She sent a text message to Macey Hogan’s father before the suffocation death, saying, “Sorry, just thought you deserved one last picture and memory of her.”
The judge told Jackson that she committed a “wicked and appalling act,” one made out of self-absorption.
“This was a killing that was cold and callous and set to exact revenge on Paul Hogan as he had broken off the relationship with Cody-Anne Jackson,” Detective Inspector Dan Ison of the Staffordshire Police told the BBC.
The child’s body was found last October after police broke into Jackson’s home. Either a dressing gown cord or a pillow were likely used to smother the little girl,
According to the indictment against a father who is accused of killing his son, compromising photos may have led to the murder. Almost five years after 13-year-old Dylan Redwine vanished while on a court-ordered visit with his dad in Colorado, Mark Redwine was charged with murder on Saturday. Dylan’s brother Corey has been suspicious of his father all along.
“I have seen the photos,” Corey told ABC Denver. “It shows him wearing women’s clothes and makeup and a diaper and then eating his feces from the diaper. It was disgusting. We couldn’t believe it.”
The indictment states that throughout 2012, Dylan felt uncomfortable being with his father and that earlier that year he saw the disturbing photographs. The indictment also states that Dylan asked Corey to send him said photos so he could confront his father about it. After Dylan’s death, the photos were brought up to Mark by
A carnival ride at the Ohio State Fair called the “Fire Ball” malfunctioned on Wednesday, causing an entire row of the gondola wheel to break apart which ejecting at least two people into the air, according to The Washington Post.
An 18-year-old man was slammed to the ground, and he died on impact, the Daily Mail reports, as fairgoers watched on in horror. Seven others were injured, three of which are reportedly fighting for their lives. The victims vary in age, from a victim in their 60s to someone under the age of 13.
A video caught the terrifying moment the ride broke apart.
(WARNING: Content may be upsetting to some.)
Fair organizers said in a statement that the gates will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, and “other activities will resume as scheduled.” All riders were shut down after the tragedy and face re-inspection before Thursday’s opening.
Police apparently apprehended a Chicago man on Monday evening after he was filmed running through the streets naked, yelling at bystanders and bleeding from his genital area, the Daily Mail first reported.
The website LiveLeak was the first to publish the blurred video from the incident, in which they claimed a man chopped off his own penis. The video was apparently taken by a civilian witness.
You can watch the full video here. [Warning: This video may be disturbing to some viewers.]
In the video, when a female officer approaches the naked man, he yells “Get outta here b****,” at which point the officer apparently asks him to get on the ground and then fires a taser at him, according to Daily Mail.
As the man awaited apprehension by police, bystanders can be heard laughing and asking the police to shoot him.
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