Monthly Archives: July 2017

Woman Pens Angry FB Post About Ex Just Before He Vanishes: ‘Done With The Legal Way Of Doing This’

There’s no fury like a woman scorned. According to the New York Post, a Texas woman has been arrested in connection to her ex-husband’s disappearance.

Kristen Anne Dean Jennings, 28, of San Angelo was taken into custody today after her ex, 41-year-old Vincent Torrez, went missing on July 21. She has been charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, per the Abilene Reporter-News.

Two days before the disappearance, Jennings took to Facebook to vent about a man—presumably her ex—being abusive to her and wanting custody of her kids. “Seriously done with the ‘legal’ way of doing this!!!” she wrote.

Torrez (pictured below) has not been found, and authorities believe his disappearance is a homicide. 

Jennings allegedly entered Torrez’s mother’s home on July 21, assaulted her and then forcibly took Jennings’ and Torrez’ 4-year-old, per a police news release. Investigators have also arrested Jennings’ husband, Stephen Lynn Jennings, as well as his

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Man Kills Family 3 Weeks Before His Wedding So Fiancée Doesn’t Find Out He Lied About Job

Toronto man Brett Ryan has been given three life sentences and a concurrent 10-year sentence in prison for first- and second-degree murder and attempted murder after slaying three family members with a crossbow. According to Cosmopolitan, Ryan feared that the mother of his fiancée would inform his bride-to-be that he had lied to her about having both a job and a college degree (he, in fact, had neither).

Ryan had previously committed eight different bank robberies and served almost four years in prison — his fiancée was aware of his sordid past.

Ryan had held an IT job but was fired when they became aware of his criminal record. He informed his fiancée’s mother who agreed to help him financially — but Ryan decided to kill her anyway, fearing she’d tell her daughter.

Ryan attempted to cover up the murder by using improvised devices that would create a “digital footprint” if he needed an alibi.

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter Secretly Films Facebook Video Of The Assault

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter …

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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Man Charged With Woman’s Rape A Decade Later After Cops Spot …

In 2001, a 31-year-old Memphis woman was was attacked while walking down the street, stabbed with a metal object up under her chin and then sexually assaulted. According to Memphis’s Fox 40, the rapist left his dentures at the scene of the crime. They were bagged, along with other evidence, and put in a Memphis Police Department property room. There, they remained untouched for more than a decade, according to The Washington Post.

Last summer, rape kits were retested and a match was identified. The name of a murderer was actually chiselled onto the dentures. According to the Commercial Appeal, Thomas Maupin, 67, could have been easily identified by an examination of the teeth. The dentures were made while Maupin was serving a prison sentence for the 1988 murder of a 6-year-old girl in another state, according to Fox40.

It costs $1,000 to $1,500 to test a rape kit,

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Man Charged With Woman’s Rape A Decade Later After Cops Spot Clue In His Dentures

In 2001, a 31-year-old Memphis woman was was attacked while walking down the street, stabbed with a metal object up under her chin and then sexually assaulted. According to Memphis’s Fox 40, the rapist left his dentures at the scene of the crime. They were bagged, along with other evidence, and put in a Memphis Police Department property room. There, they remained untouched for more than a decade, according to The Washington Post.

Last summer, rape kits were retested and a match was identified. The name of a murderer was actually chiselled onto the dentures. According to the Commercial Appeal, Thomas Maupin, 67, could have been easily identified by an examination of the teeth. The dentures were made while Maupin was serving a prison sentence for the 1988 murder of a 6-year-old girl in another state, according to Fox40.

It costs $1,000 to $1,500 to test a rape kit,

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Gianni Versace’s Lover Slams ‘American Crime Story’ Portrayal Of The Designer’s Murder

Ryan Murphy’s anthology crime series “American Crime Story” is set to tackle the tale of Gianni Versace’s murder in an upcoming season. Audiences are eagerly anticipating the new show, but at least one person who was close to the actual killing isn’t happy with the way Murphy is depicting the events: Versace’s former lover, Antonio D’Amico.

D’Amico, who will be played by Ricky Martin in the show, is not pleased with what he’s seeing so far.

“The picture of Ricky Martin holding the body in his arms is ridiculous,” D’Amico told The Observer on Sunday. “Maybe it’s the director’s poetic license, but that is not how I reacted.”

D’Amico recalls the events differently: he says he had been drinking coffee on the porch of Versace’s mansion when he heard gunshots. “I felt as if my blood had turned to ice,” he said. Later, he and a butler found Versace’s body in a pool of blood

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Dad Speaks Out After Daughter Dies Of Overdose While Driving …

The father of a woman who died behind the wheel of a fentanyl overdose alongside her husband—while her children were in the backseat—is speaking out after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a law enacting harsher penalties for drug traffickers last Thursday.

Heather Kelsey, 30, and Daniel Kelsey, 32, were found on the side of the road after snorting a powder that they likely believed was heroin on New Year’s Eve last year, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The drug was actually fentanyl, a synthetic drug that is cheaper and deadlier than heroin.

Their children were in the backseat of the car and had likely been there for more than 3 hours before police found them, the Sentinel said.

The children, ages 5, 2, and 1, live with Heather’s father, Mike Belisle, and his wife. 

“I think at this point they really do know that they’re gone and they’re not coming back. They have

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Dad Speaks Out After Daughter Dies Of Overdose While Driving With Kids In Backseat

The father of a woman who died behind the wheel of a fentanyl overdose alongside her husband—while her children were in the backseat—is speaking out after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a law enacting harsher penalties for drug traffickers last Thursday.

Heather Kelsey, 30, and Daniel Kelsey, 32, were found on the side of the road after snorting a powder that they likely believed was heroin on New Year’s Eve last year, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The drug was actually fentanyl, a synthetic drug that is cheaper and deadlier than heroin.

Their children were in the backseat of the car and had likely been there for more than 3 hours before police found them, the Sentinel said.

The children, ages 5, 2, and 1, live with Heather’s father, Mike Belisle, and his wife. 

“I think at this point they really do know that they’re gone and they’re not coming back. They have

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83-Year-Old Mom And Her Son Charged In Plotting Murder-For-Hire Of His Ex-Wife

An 83-year-old woman and her 63-year-old son allegedly plotted a murder-for-hire to kill the son’s ex. Pauline Chase and her son, Maurice Temple, both of Plainfield, New Hampshire were arrested on Thursday.

WMUR reported that Chase paid $5,000 to a man as a down payment for killing Jean Temple.

Maurice and Jean Temple divorced in 2009. According to family division court records, obtained by the New Hampshire Union Leader, Maurice Temple had been ordered to pay his wife $17,990 to pay off this debt. However, he was unable to pay the amount and was jailed briefly in June.

Police Chief Paul Roberts told PEOPLE that the details of the alleged plot remain under court seal.

Chase is being held on charges of criminal solicitation, conspiracy to commit murder and attempted homicide. Temple is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

[Photo: Sullivan County Department of Corrections]

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