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Dad Who Abducted 11-Year-Old Step-Daughter And Fathered Her 9 Kids Defends Abuse: ‘I Made Love To My Wife’

The Oklahoma man accused of abducting and sexually abusing his tween stepdaughter and fathering nine children with her says, “99 percent [of the charges] are lies.”

FOX23 caught up with 62-year-old Henry Piette as he appeared in court in Wagoner, Oklahoma after being extradited from Mexico where he was arrested. Piette is accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter Rosalynn McGinnis, before later abducting her and taking her to Mexico, where he fathered nine children with her.

McGinnis, now 33, says the abuse began when Piette was married to her mother, whom he frequently beat. After raping her, he had his teenage son “marry” them. “He said since he had already touched me, he needed to marry me or it was a sin,” McGinnis told People magazine. Despite her mother’s attempts to get away from him, he repeatedly tracked them down. When McGinnis was

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Man Tortures Girlfriend’s 8-Year-Old Son To Death Because He Thought He Might Be Gay

Isauro Aguirre, a Los Angeles resident, has been accused of killing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son. The reported motive: Aguirre though the child might be gay. He is currently being charged with murder with a special circumstance of torture.

According to WREG, Aguirre admits to causing injuries on Gabriel Fernandez’s body. Aguirre claims his motive was that the child told his mother to leave her relationship. The mother, Pearl Fernandez, also faces charges.

The two are accused of a list of indignities suffered upon the boy: They are said to have beat Gabriel, bit him, burned him with cigarettes, whipped him, shot him with a B.B. gun, starved him, fed him cat litter, and kept him gagged and bound in a small cubby. He was found on May 22, 2013 after a call was made to first responders. Gabriel died from injuries two days later.

“They didn’t call 911 to help Gabriel. They called 911 to

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Air Force Veteran Found Living Double Life 40 Years After He Vanished

Forty years after failing to report for duty, an Air Force deserter was found living under an assumed name in Florida.

Sixty-four-year-old Jeffrey Michels was arrested October 12 by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and charged with military desertion before being handed over to the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations, according to the Miami Herald. Police say under the alias Jeffrey Lantz he opened a construction business and raised a family.

Michels was born in East Liverpool, Ohio and was 24 when he went missing from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on July 6, 1977. That was the last anyone who knew him under that name ever heard from him presumably.

Though it’s currently unknown when he made his way to Florida and assumed the surname Lantz, he used it in 1998 to obtain a license for his construction business, the Atlantic Development Corporation. He later bought

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Married Teacher Investigated After Snapchat Video Of Her In ‘Shirt And Panties’ With 2 Underage Students Surfaces

A married California teacher is being investigated after allegedly being seen in a Snapchat video with two shirtless minors.

Thirty-two-year-old Samantha Lee Ciotta was reportedly partying with minors while dressed in “a shirt and panties” and drinking alcohol, per NY Daily News. The teacher is already accused of having sex with an underage student and could face added felony charges.

On September 20, Ciotta was arrested and charged with unlawful sex and oral copulation with a minor. She was then released from police custody after posting $150,000 bail.

As Patch reports, a student at Beaumont High School—Ciotta is an English teacher there—shared the incident on Snapchat. When asked if that was “Mrs. Ciotta” in the clip by another, the student apparently said,  “Yes … Bro, I’m gettin’ in deep … been f—— (Ciotta) and getting threesomes for the past couple weeks (at her house).”


Apparently, the other student involved admitted that there was additional

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Autopsy Reveals Aspiring Pastor Stabbed Wife 123 Times After He Blamed Cold Medicine For Killing

A new autopsy report, released Tuesday morning, reveals that the aspiring pastor who allegedly killed his wife while high on cough syrup stabbed her 123 times times.

Matthew James Phelps, 28, called police and confusedly confessed to murdering his wife, later saying he was under the influence of cough syrup. After giving his name, address and phone number, he said, “I think I killed my ..,” before trailing off, according to the Raleigh News Observer.

Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, was found fatally stabbed at the townhouse where they both lived. She was covered in blood and found in a fetal position. The two had been married less than a year.

“I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” Matthew told police. “There’s blood all over me, and there’s a bloody knife on the bed. I think I did it.”

He has since

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Teen’s Confession Reveals Gruesome Way Missing 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism Was Killed

There have been new developments in the investigation into the death of a  6-year-old-boy whose body was found in a Seattle area dumpster Tuesday. The child, Dayvid Pakko, was reported missing just a day earlier.

Police are now saying that Pakko was drowned in a bathtub by his 19-year-old relative, according to the Seattle Times. The name of the male relative has not been released to the public. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office did confirm that he has been arrested.

“There is evidence that the boy was a victim of homicide,” a spokesperson from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office told the Seattle Times.

According to KIRO-7, the relative admitted to drowning the child in a bathtub, putting him in a cardboard box, and putting that box in a dumpster.

The suspect allegedly filled a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning Pakko. Then, he lured the boy to the bathroom,

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Family Outraged After 2-Year-Old’s Kidney Transplant Is Put On Hold Because Dad Violated Parole

A 2-year-old boy will have to wait longer for his kidney transplant after his dad, who was discovered to be a match, violated the terms of his probation.

As AJC reports, the surgery for Anthony Dickerson Jr. was scheduled to take place on October 3 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. That changed when the father, 26-year-old Anthony Dickerson, was arrested for a parole violation last month.

Dickerson was first arrested in 2011 on misdemeanor theft charges and a first-degree forgery charge. He was arrested for violating his probation in September and charged with possession of a firearm.

While incarcerated, Emory Hospital wrote a letter on his behalf to request that he be given blood work and pre-operative testing for his son, who was born without kidneys.

But in light of the parole violation, the hospital told the child’s mother, Carmellia Burgess, that it was changing its mind. The hospital said it

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Body Of Missing 6-Year-Old With Autism Found In Dumpster, Teen Relative Arrested

The relative of a missing 6-year-old boy is in custody after the boy’s body was found in a Seattle-area dumpster, KING-TV reported.

The boy, Dayvid Pakko, went missing from his apartment on Monday afternoon at about 2:30 pm after he stayed home from school on Monday because he was sick, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. He was reported missing at about 5 pm.

His mother was at work during his disappearance, but the boy had adult supervision while she was away, according to CBS News.

After dozens of volunteers and search and rescue officials scoured the area for Pakko, his body was found by investigators in a dumpster around the corner from his apartment, at about 2 am. There is evidence that he was killed in a homicide, the sheriff’s office said.

A 19-year-old male relative of Pakko is in custody and considered a suspect in the case. His

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Texts Reveal Woman Convinced BF To Help Her Commit Suicide By Telling Him She Had Cancer

A Nebraska man was arrested and charged with assisted suicide after his girlfriend reportedly told him she had stage four cancer. 

Forty-one-year-old Matthew Stubbendieck took authorities to the woods where 38-year-old Alicia Wilemon-Sullivan cut her own wrists. But as the NY Daily News reports, an autopsy showed that her body showed no signs of cancer.

Wilemon-Sullivan reportedly told her boyfriend that the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes of her neck, armpit and stomach, per court records. The autopsy showed that she didn’t have any cancer or tumors in her body. According to an affidavit in Cass County, Wilemon-Sullivan visited her boyfriend in July and planned on committing suicide because she said that “she wanted to die in his arms.” 

The couple reportedly went to Acapulco Lake, where they stayed for several hours as Wilemon-Sullivan tried to kill herself. Authorities said Stubbendieck tried to suffocate his girlfriend twice, but stopped because she appeared to be suffering. he left

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Dad Allegedly Shoots Daughter’s Boyfriend In Groin After Catching Them In Hotel Room

A Pennsylvania father allegedly shot his daughter’s boyfriend in the groin after he found the two at a Motel 6 on Sunday.

Donald Jenkins, 40, of Shenandoah now faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges, according to Fox4.

Housekeeper Lisa Mowery was cleaning a room next door when she heard a gunshot. She then gave towels to the victim to stop the bleeding.“I was scared, you know, I was scared to death,” Mowery told WNEP. “I just stayed in the room because I didn’t know if he was going to shoot us.”

Jenkins allegedly shot his 20-year-old daughter’s boyfriend in the groin and upper leg.  Mowery said she gave the victim towels to help stop the bleeding. He is now recovering in a hospital.

“I didn’t even know what to do,” Mowery said. “I was like all upset, you know. I mean, I was scared.”

After the shooting, Jenkins fled in a vehicle,

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