The mother of a 3-year-old girl who was found dead last week in Crestview, Florida has confessed that her boyfriend allegedly killed the child to punish her for getting out of her car seat.
According to WPLG, Cory Hagwell, 29, has been arrested on murder and aggravated child abuse charges. The child’s mother, Destinee Merrell, is facing charges of her own: aggravated child abuse and child neglect.
According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release, the little girl was reported missing by the couple on Friday. They claimed that Adelynn Merrell was last seen playing in the backyard. Destinee later confessed that her boyfriend kicked Adelynn in her head and locked her in a bathroom closet on Thursday. Why? Because she had “gotten out of her car seat.”
Adelynn’s body was found in a wooded area later that day, according to the police report. An autopsy has determined she died
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A middle-aged Illinois man killed his mother after he was told that he was playing his Jimi Hendrix music too loudly, prosecutors claimed on Tuesday.
Brian Peck, 55, then allegedly dismembered his mother’s body and discarded it in bags and luggage along Chicago’s lakefront, the Chicago Tribune reported. Though investigators are still testing the recovered remains to determine if they belong to Peck’s mother, Gail Peck, 76, police believe there is already enough evidence to charge Brian Peck, including an identifiable scar on the recovered body.
Peck confessed to the killing and dismemberment, prosecutors said. He initially told investigators that his mother had left to walk her dog, and then the dog returned without her.
After investigators searched Peck’s home, they found blood stains over floors, furniture and recently purchased cleaning supplies. Though Peck initially claimed the blood was the result of an accident, he changed his story when police showed him
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A 13-year-old boy from Lincoln County, Oklahoma is in police custody for allegedly firing a crossbow arrow at a pair of brothers on Saturday after an argument. A 10-year-old boy and his 8-year-old brother were both hit with the same arrow.
The older boy, Austin Almanza died at the scene, Fox8 reports, after the arrow went through his lower torso. The arrow then struck the the arm of his younger brother Ayden Almanza.
“I’m the neighbor,” a man told a police dispatcher in a frantic 911 call. “There’s an arrow that went through one of the kids, and it’s stuck in the other one.”
Ayden has been treated for his injuries and has since been released. The shooting occurred in a field where neighborhood children often play.
“All three of these kids are friends, they play together,” said Sheriff Charles Dougherty. He said that “there was a disagreement amongst the three prior to
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In a trial for a man accused of killing his newly adopted 18-month-old baby, a pediatrician explained that the toddler was likely thrown against a wall or a hard floor.
Elsie Scully-Hicks was killed in May 2016. Fitness instructor Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, has been charged with killing her.
According to The Guardian, Dr. Stephen Rose gave testimony on Thursday, detailing the injuries Elsie suffered. In addition to being shaken violently, Rose said she was likely “rocked backwards and forwards so that her head was flexed down onto her chest and flexed backwards.”
He said that damage probably caused her brain to bleed. “This mechanism would then cause the subdural bleeding, or the bleeds around the brain, and the retinal hemorrhages and also it would cause her to stop breathing,” Rose said to the jury.
The 18-month old also suffered a skull fracture.
“There must have been a cause of the fracture, skull fractures don’t
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A renowned climber committed suicide the day after an avalanche took the life of his girlfriend. According to the NY Daily News, 27-year-old Hayden Kennedy and his girlfriend, 23-year-old, Inge Perkins, were skiing at Imp Peak in Bozeman, Montana, on Saturday. They triggered an avalanche that buried Kennedy three feet under the avalanche and left Perkins missing.
Her body was recovered on October 9. He was able to dig himself out from the 150-foot-wide slide and left a note with “incredibly clear directions for where to find her” when he couldn’t. On October 10, he took his own life in his Bozeman home.
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In a Facebook post, Kennedy’s father shared the loss of his son. “Hayden survived the avalanche but not the unbearable loss of
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A former porn star and online escort is being charged in the murder of his boyfriend—to live with his girlfriend.
According to People, 23-year-old David Meza was convicted of killing his 51-year-old millionaire boyfriend, Jake Merendino. He now faces life.
On May 2, 2015, Mexican authorities found Merendino’s blood-soaked car near the town of Rosarito. A trail of blood and intestines led them to his body in a ravine. He had been stabbed 24 times.
This year, Meza was found guilty of killing his boyfriend. Authorities argued that Meza killed his millionaire boyfriend (seen below) so he could inherit his $3 million estate and a $273,000 oceanfront condo. In a statement, Acting U.S. Attorney Alana W. Robinson explained, “David Meza took the life of a man who cared for him, lavished him with expensive gifts and who wanted to create a life with him.”
Meza’s double life was also unearthed. He was a male escort and gay porn
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A man allegedly murdered his former neighbor on Friday by chopping him up with an ax-like tool known as a splitting maul. Mitchell Edward Hoogenakker, 24, has been arrested for the death of 67-year-old John Gallagher. The murder marks the first homicide in Hopkins, Minnesota since 2009.
The wife of the victim said her husband was dragged out of the house by Hoogenakker, according to a CBS affiliate. Gallagher had reportedly filed a harassment restraining order against his alleged murderer last month.
“The neighbor used a tool (an ax) to forcibly chop through the door, confronted our victim, dragged him out of the house and subsequently our victim died of sharp force injuries in the front yard,” said Hopkins Police Sgt. Mike Glassberg.
A witness, who was renting from Gallagher, said he he could hear the sounds of the “impact” of a weapon on a body, according to an ABC affiliate.
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An Alabama man and his wife are accused of murdering his second wife and her family after the woman left him when she discovered his bigamy, People magazine reports.
Married couple Christopher Henderson, 42, and Rhonda Carlson, 44, allegedly killed second wife Kristen Smallwood, 35, and her unborn child in 2015. Smallwood was nine months pregnant at the time of her death.
The couple allegedly shot or stabbed Kristen to death before cutting the child from her womb and stabbing the infant multiple times, police said.
They also allegedly killed Smallwood’s son, Clayton Chambers, 8; Smallwood’s mother, Carol Smallwood, 67; and Kristen’s nephew, Eli Sokolowski, 1.
Security footage reportedly shows a couple entering a the home with a gas can and leaving as the house burns down. All of the family members died before the arson, except Sokolowski, who was stabbed but who ultimately died from asphyxia in the flames.
The pair was
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A Virginia mother charged with killing her 6-year-old daughter told a detective that she did so to send her to heaven and protect her from aliens, according to court documents filed this week.
Darla Elizabeth Hise, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the February murder of her daughter Abigail Grace Hise. According to the Roanoke Times, she used a shotgun to kill the child in their home.
Hise’s attorney wrote that Hise told police at a psychiatric hospital, where Hise was diagnosed with a possible PTSD or drug-induced psychosis, that she had “aliens in her body and wanted them removed from her stomach.” Her lawyer, Tony Anderson, has asked that Hise’s statement to police be suppressed, arguing that she was unable to waive her right to remain silent because of her mental condition and drug use.
“In this case, the evidence will show that [Hise’s] drug use and psychosis prevented her
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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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