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Man Fatally Shoots Parents, Girlfriend And Her Mom Before Turning Gun On Himself

A small community in Kentucky is grieving after a man allegedly murdered his parents, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother before turning a gun on himself on Sunday.

Joseph Nickell’s parents James and Arlene Nickell, age 75 and 70, were found shot to death in a Flatgap home. Joseph’s girlfriend 41-year-old Lindsey Vanhoose, and her mother 57-year-old Patricia Vanhoose, were found fatally at another home nearby, State Police Trooper William Petry said in a statement. The body of Joseph was found in the same home of his girlfriend and her mother, and police are calling the deaths a murder-suicide, Fox News reported.

Johnson County Coroner J.R. Frisby told the Lexington Herald-Leader that all four victims were shot once each with a 9mm handgun and that there were no signs of a struggle before the shooting. Frisby said he believes that the parents just finished baking a cake when they

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Man Charged With Stabbing Parents To Death, Then Shooting Their Toddler Daughter

A Missouri man has been charged with the gruesome killing of a toddler and her entire family. According to Fox News, 24-year-old Drew Atchison of Williamsville, Missouri has been charged in the deaths of 23-year-old Samara Fontaine Kitts, her high school sweetheart and boyfriend, 24-year-old Harley Michael Million, and their toddler daughter, 17-month-old Willa Fontaine Million (all seen above from their 2018 holiday photo).

Atchison reportedly fatally stabbed the two parents on Thursday at their home, per court documents. He then placed the bodies in the truck belonging to Million. The toddler was kept locked in a room overnight with dogs. The next day, the suspect returned to the home to apparently destroy evidence of the crime. At that point, he kidnapped the toddler and took her to the woods nearby. He disposed of the murder weapon, which was the knife he used on the parents, and then fatally shot the

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Drew Atchison Charged With Murdering Parents, Toddler | Crime Time

A Missouri man has been charged with the gruesome killing of a toddler and her entire family. According to Fox News, 24-year-old Drew Atchison of Williamsville, Missouri has been charged in the deaths of 23-year-old Samara Fontaine Kitts, her high school sweetheart and boyfriend, 24-year-old Harley Michael Million, and their toddler daughter, 17-month-old Willa Fontaine Million (all seen above from their 2018 holiday photo).

Atchison reportedly fatally stabbed the two parents on Thursday at their home, per court documents. He then placed the bodies in the truck belonging to Million. The toddler was kept locked in a room overnight with dogs. The next day, the suspect returned to the home to apparently destroy evidence of the crime. At that point, he kidnapped the toddler and took her to the woods nearby. He disposed of the murder weapon, which was the knife he used on the parents, and then fatally shot the

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Oldest California Sibling Tortured By Parents Was Bullied For Being Smelly, Says Classmate

A former classmate of the eldest sibling held captive in her home with her 12 brothers and sisters has written a gut-wrenching Facebook post about the bullying she endured.

Earlier this month, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her siblings were enduring, allegedly at the hands of their parents David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49. Police found her siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, with some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home.

A man who went to elementary school with the oldest victim, a 29-year-old woman, said he felt an “overwhelming sense of guilt and shame.”

“Every grade level had a designated ‘cootie kid’ and she held the title for our year,” Taha Muntajibuddin wrote. “She was a frail girl, had pin-straight hair with bangs, and often wore the

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Parents Allegedly Poisoned Disabled Boy To Death, Took Out Credit Cards In Son’s Name

Erica Claudette White and Michael Robert Schullerm are accused of murdering the former’s disabled son. Now, according to AJC, investigations reveal the couple had taken out several credit cards in the child’s name, causing investigators to wonder if there was a “poisoning for profit” scheme behind the killing.

The child was given a lethal dose of codein in 2014. The couple had originally offered an alibi — they said they were at a nearby gun range while White’s daughter and husband babysat. The child become unresponsive and died at a nearby hospital. An autopsy revealed high levels of codein in the child’s body.

Police say that the motive for the death related to the couple’s desire to free themselves of the responsibility of the child’s care. The child had become brain damage after facing severe beatings from his biological father early in his life.

The suspects were found to have taken out credit cards

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What We Know About The ‘California Torture House’ Parents Who Held Their 13 Children Captive

Last week, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were allegedly enduring at the hands of their parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin.

Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled to furniture, inside their dark and “foul-smelling” home. The brothers and sisters range in age from 2 to 29, and they are all currently being treated for malnourishment. Both David and Louise were initially arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment

Disturbing details have been slowly emerging over this past week about the Turpins, and this is what we know so far about the “California torture house” parents.

1. The parents pleaded not guilty.

On Thursday, the Turpins pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges, including torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment. David Turpin has also pleaded not guilty

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Aunt Of 13 Siblings Tortured And Held Captive By Their Parents Speaks Out, Claims Dad Creeped Her Out

Elizabeth Jane Flores, the sister of Louise Anna Turpin, the mother of the 13 siblings found captive in their home, has told ABC News’ “Good Morning America”  that the family shut her out of their life.

Over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California home to report horrific abuse that she and her 12 siblings were enduring. Police found her siblings, some of them allegedly shackled, in the home of Lousie Anna Turpin, 49, and her husband 57-year-old David Allen Turpin.

Flores told “Good Morning America” that for years she has been trying to get in touch with her sister and her many children. They had been out of touch for nearly 20 years.

“She never let us talk to her kids,” Elizabeth told the Mail Online. “She wouldn’t even accept my Facebook request.”

“I want to reach out to the kids, I want them to know that for years

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13 Siblings Held Captive By Parents, Some Malnourished And Shackled To Beds

A brave 17-year-old girl escaped her home and called 911 on Sunday to report a horrific situation: she and her 12 siblings were allegedly being held captive by their parents in their home. According to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, the girl said that some of her brothers and sister were being bound up inside the Perris, California home, located about two hours southeast of Los Angeles.

When police arrived, they found the 17-year-old, who looked 10 because of the alleged malnourishment she suffered.

Police then went to the home of her parents — 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin. There, they discovered numerous siblings hackled to their beds with chains and padlocks, according to the press release. The home was described as dark and “foul-smelling” by police.

At first, police thought that all victims were children, but they soon learned that at least

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What We Know About The 16-Year-Old Teen Accused Of Murdering His Parents, Sister And Friend On New Year’s Eve

More information is coming out in the case of a 16-year-old New Jersey boy who allegedly killed his parents, sister, and a friend shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve in their family home, CBS News reported.

The boy’s name has not been revealed, because he is a minor, police said. However, prosecutors are considering trying the boy as an adult, CBS reported.

The teen, who allegedly used a semi-automatic rifle in the shootings that was legally registered to a member of the household, will be charged with four counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni. The boy had no criminal history prior to the shootings, investigators said.

Police have not revealed a possible motive for the shootings, but they believe that the murder occurred less than twenty minutes before midnight. 

People who knew the family said that they couldn’t

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Teen Suspected Of Murdering Girlfriend’s Parents Allegedly Mowed A Giant Swastika On A Field

A 17-year-old Virginia boy arrested on charges that he shot and killed his girlfriend’s parents on Friday also mowed a giant swastika on a public field, friends and neighbors of the murdered couple said.

Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, forbade their 16-year-old daughter to continue dating her boyfriend after they discovered a neo-Nazi Twitter account they believed belonged to the teen, The Washington Post reported.

Just a week later, the teen, who was not named by police, was arrested on charges that he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend’s parents while they were gathered in their home for the holidays, after he had snuck into their house and into their daughter’s room.

The teen then allegedly turned the gun on himself, but he survived. He is now in critical condition at a hospital and charged with two counts of murder, according to The Washington Post.

Neighbors said

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