A former police dispatcher and his wife were arrested on charges that they sexually abused a 7-year-old girl, WFTV-9 reported.
Floridians Tyler Bush-Conn, 28, and his wife, Talisha Bush-Conn, 27, were arrested last Tuesday after a girl claimed on Monday evening that she had been abused by the couple on multiple occasions as early as 2016.
A nationwide manhunt is underway for a 60-year-old pilot whom police say is responsible for a gruesome triple homicide in Caldwell, Idaho.
The Idaho State Journal reports that following the identification of 48-year-old Nadja Medley and her 14-year-old daughter Payton, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office charged Gerald “Mike” Bullinger with first-degree murder for their deaths, as well as that of Cheryl Baker, 56, who was Bullinger’s wife of 10 years.
The Canyon County Coroner’s Office had to use DNA evidence to identify the Medleys after their bodies were left to rot for over a week in a shed on the property Bullinger and Baker allegedly planned to retire to. Baker’s body was next to theirs, all three dead from a single gun shot wound, and covered with a plastic sheet. Police also found several dead birds, dogs and rabbits in the shed, according to The Daily Mail.
Instagram is full of budding models. A 20-year-old model says that the social media site helped her break free after she was abducted from a fake photo shoot.
According to The Telegraph, 20-year-old Chloe Ayling says that she was drugged, handcuffed and put into a suitcase by kidnappers who tried to to sell her as a sex slave online.
She tells the publication that her agent booked her for a gig in Milan on July 11. When she showed up at an abandoned building, a man grabbed and drugged her. “I realised I was in the boot of a car with my wrists and ankles handcuffed, adhesive tape on my mouth. I was inside a bag and was only able to breathe through a small hole,” she said when she woke.
More details are emerging in the murder of a Utah woman who was allegedly killed by her husband aboard a Princess Cruises ship. The couple, Kristy and Kenneth Manzanares, both 39, were celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary. Along with them on their trip, were their three daughters, aged 13 to 22, and other family members.
A family source told PEOPLE that on the night of the killing, Kenneth was belligerent at dinner.
“He had been acting terrible all night,” the source said. The source claimed that at some point that night evening, Kristy asked for a divorce and that’s what caused Kenneth to “snap.”
The marital tension was reportedly something new.
“If they were having [marital issues] they never showed any of that to anyone else,” the source told PEOPLE.
Kristy’s family is now grieving the mom of three.
“We are devastated over the loss of Kristy. She is the light of our lives,”
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.
A Michigan mom and her fiancé were charged with child abuse and homicide on Tuesday after their “makeshift swaddle” of duct tape and blankets apparently resulted in the death of the woman’s 4-year-old daughter.
Kelly Ballinger, 33, and Matthew Longenecker, 34, discovered the girl wasn’t breathing early Sunday morning, People magazine reported, and police were called to Longenecker’s mother’s home, where they were staying. The child had CPR performed on her for an hour before she was pronounced dead.
Her body was covered in bruises and the detective believed she had experienced significant trauma.
The couple was questioned by police and they confessed to “swaddling” the daughter for the past two weeks using duct tape and blankets to restrain her to the bed. The blankets sometimes covered the
A Georgia woman accused of stabbing her husband and her four children to death was all smiles in court on Friday. She flashed double thumbs up to news cameras and told a judge that she didn’t want an attorney.
“My attorney is the people that we’re fighting for,” Isabel Martinez said through a Spanish-English translator. “That’s the hope. It’s always the hope, because that’s the last thing that dies. You are the hope of the world, each one of you.”
Martinez, 33, allegedly stabbed her five loved ones to death: Martin Romero, 33, Isabela Martinez, 10; Dacota Romero, 7; Dillan Romero, 4; and Axel Romero, 2. She also is accused of seriously injured another child, Diana Romero, 9, at her home, according to Gwinnett Daily Post.
In court, Martinez wagged her finger at a judge, who told her that she shouldn’t perform for the cameras.
A Michigan mom allegedly tried to kill her son by locking him in a car and setting it on fire.
Sherri Marie Richter, 48, was arraigned Thursday on one count of assault with intent to murder and one count of arson, according to CBS Detroit.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said that Richter bound her son’s wrists and locked him inside the family’s Ford Focus on Tuesday. Then, she allegedly attempted to set the vehicle on fire at a cemetery. Richter allegedly poured gasoline inside the passenger compartment, where her son was sitting. The fire did not ignite, and eventually Richter let her son out of the car, according to CBS Detroit. The boy, age 11, was treated for minor injuries, according to CBS News.
Richter remains lodged in jail on a $100,000 bond.
Authorities have not discussed a possible motive and information is asked to call Det. Mike Preadmore at 734-240-7719
The ex-husband of Cape Coral, Florida mayor Marni Sawicki was arrested on Saturday on charges that he violently attacked her in the Miami Beach hotel she was staying in for the United States Conference of Mayors, People reported.
Sawicki’s ex, Kenneth Retzer, was charged with domestic violence in the incident, after police were called to the hotel room and found the Democratic mayor sitting in bed surrounded by bloodied sheets, an arrest report obtained by People claimed. Police reportedly saw red marks around her neck, swelling in her left eye and cheek, and punch marks on the hotel room’s walls.
“I refuse to be ashamed of it,” Sawicki told reporters, according to the News-Press.com. “I will not let people shame me into not doing my job or [saying] that this is my fault.”
A security guard is accused of shooting and killing a grandfather as he was out playing Pokemon Go in Chesapeake,Virginia. At a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, a judge decided there was enough evidence for prosecutors to move forward, according to NBC News.
Johnathan Cromwell, 22, has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm for the January killing of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen.
Cromwell confronted Chen after Chen drove his van into the driveway of the River Walk clubhouse parking area, where Cromwell was patrolling. A Chen family attorney stated that Chen was there to play Pokemon Go. Chen was a retiree and Chinese immigrant, who spoke limited English.
Cromwell stopped his patrol vehicle in front of Chen’s, according to a statement from the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Chen backed up and turned his van around to the entrance of the driveway. That, according to the commonwealth’s attorney statement,