A woman has admitted to her role in the violent murder of a young North Dakota mother. According to People, 38-year-old Brooke Crews of Fargo confessed to killing 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and stealing her baby.
LaFontaine-Greywind was reportedly murdered in August and her baby was ripped from her womb. At her funeral in September, her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, brought the infant who survived. “It was wonderful that [the baby] Haisley Jo was able to spend those moments along with her family, as well,” the family spokeswoman said.
On August 19, LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared from her apartment while eight months pregnant. She told her family she was going to help Crews (seen below) with a sewing project but never returned.
On August 27, her body was found in plastic wrap in the Red River. The medical examiner called her cause of death “homicidal violence.” No further details on the manner of death or how the baby was
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A young mother died one day after getting diagnosed with the flu. According to Fox10, 20-year-old Alani Murrieta of Phoenix, Arizona checked into the hospital last Tuesday morning and died by afternoon.
Her family is in shock, saying that Murrieta hardly ever got sick. “Monday she was still feeling sick, so her sister took her to urgent care, her and her kids. They diagnosed them with the flu, sent her home with flu meds,” her aunt, Stephanie Gonzales, said. She explains that after the diagnosis, Murrieta’s condition steadily worsened. “Her oxygen levels were low. They took an x-ray around 9 that morning, and they told her she had pneumonia, and it kind of just went down hill after that.”
Doctors reportedly told the aunt that Murrieta had a flu that turned into pneumonia. She says that her niece had no pre-existing conditions and was healthy. Now, the
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A sexual abuser from San Marcos, Texas has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison — and that doesn’t include the two additional life terms he’s been given. Robert Benjamin Franks, 39, was convicted on Monday of molesting two young girls, including his own 9-year-old stepdaughter, on a continuous basis.
A press release from the Hays County District Attorney’s Office shows that Franks was given one life sentence for each child he sexually abused. Then, he got 99 years for each of the nine counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Furthermore, he was slammed with an additional 20 years for each of six counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. To top that off, Franks was ordered to pay $120,000 in fines for his crimes.
Franks’ stepdaughter testified in court that Franks did “disgusting things” to her in 2016 when she lived at his home.
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Police released the horrifying 911 audio from a Georgia mother who investigators claim placed her two young boys in the oven and turned it on, resulting in them roasting to death, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Lamora Williams, who is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of her 1- and 2-year-old boys, can be heard in the recording telling the dispatcher that she doesn’t want to go to jail and that she is not to blame for the boys’ deaths.
In the call, placed at about 11:30 pm on Friday, Williams, 24, says that she left her three sons with a cousin who then left the children alone at an Atlanta apartment.
“This is so serious; I’m so scared,” Williams says. “I don’t want to get locked up because I was at work.”
She later repeats herself.
“This is not my fault; I just came home from work,” she says.
Police said that
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A mom in California was found guilty on Thursday for her role in her husband’s murder. As The Daily Beast reports, 37-year-old Sabrina Limon was also convicted on charges of soliciting a murder, conspiring, and being an accessory in helping her younger lover kill her husband of nearly 14 years.
Robert Limon, 38, of Helendale died on August 17, 2014. Sabrina Limon’s lover, Jonathan Hearn, testified in September that the murder plot began as a joke months earlier.
Prosecutors say Sabrina and Hearn (seen below) wanted to kill Robert Limon in hopes of cashing in on his $300,000 life insurance payments and being together. Her defense attorney claimed that it was Hearn who was the real killer. “The only evidence that the people have is Jonathan Hearn: an admitted, cold-blooded, calculating killer, who stalked her husband and killed him,” said defense attorney Richard Terry.
They also said that the couple were swingers
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James Robert Louis Wood, a Utah 19-year-old, has been charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and 10 counts of dealing in harmful materials to a minor by an adult into sending him nude pictures.
According to People, Wood created a fake Facebook profile for a woman named “Jessica Ford.” Wood used images of the woman to seduce 11 boys through Facebook messenger and encourged them to send him naked images of themselves. He used naked images of the woman he posed as to coax them. Wood then shared the images he received with friends at school and a sibling of one of the victims. It is unclear if “Jessica,” the woman Wood posed as, is a minor or an adult.
“James would make friends with these individuals on Facebook Messenger, and after some conversations back and forth he would request nude photos which the minor victims had sent him,” reads the
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A Pennsylvania mom faces decades in prison for drowning her two young sons.
According to Penn Live, 44-year-old Laurel Schlemmer was found guilty of third-degree murder in March and has been sentenced to 30 to 80 years in prison. The mom claimed that she drowned her sons in order to be a better mother.
On April 1, 2014, Schlemmer drowned Luke and Daniel (who were 3 and 6 years old) at the family’s home. She told authorities that she heard “crazy voices” and then pushed them into the tub, wanting to send them to heaven. A former teacher, she explained that she would be a better mother to her older son (age 7) if “the other two boys weren’t around and they would be better off in heaven.”
The older son was at school at the time of the incident.
After drowning her sons, Schlemmer called 9-1-1. “[Ms.] Schlemmer said she never attempted CPR because she did not
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A pair of parents in Michigan were sentenced to probation on Tuesday after their baby ingested cocaine and an opiate.
It’s unclear how the little girl got the cocaine, but police think she swallowed the drug.
Back in July, their daughter had to be revived with Narcan, an emergency treatment which reverses overdoses.
After Narcan was administered to the 11-month old infant, she was airlifted to a hospital. She survived and was later was placed with relatives, according to MLive.
Brianna, 23, and Devin, 27, Devereaux were each sentenced to two years of probation in a Grand Traverse County court for third degree child abuse of their baby, according to online court records and UpNorthLive.
Brianna had pleaded no-contest and Devin pleaded guilty to that charge.
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Indiana authorities are investigating a serial rapist who may be connected to a murder.
According to ABC 7, a 15-year-old who was arrested last week in Hammond in connection to two rapes may have also killed a young mother.
“Depraved young man,” Mayor McDermott said of the teen. “I talked to the officers who arrested him and there was ice blood, there is basically ice water in his veins. Described to me as a sociopath.”
The first incident took place on July 26 when the suspect is believed to have threatened a 14-year-old girl with a hammer and sexually assaulted her.
On August 8, the same man was seen on surveillance video (pictured above) allegedly forcing a 25-year-old victim into an alley. He is believed to have threatened her with a hammer and raped her as well.
Indiana State Police Crime Lab confirmed DNA evidence links the same suspect to both rapes. Formal charges are
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A man has pleaded guilty to killing his 3-year-old son in an attempt to keep his girlfriend around.
David “D.J.” Creato Jr., 23, will serve a maximum of 10 years for aggravated manslaughter for killing 3-year-old Brendan, whose body was found in the woods in 2015 near his Creato’s New Jersey home, Philly.com reports.
In court on Wednesday, Creato said he “recklessly caused his son’s death under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life by depriving Brendan of oxygen.” An exact cause of death has not been determined, yet three medical examiners ruled that the toddler died of “homicidal violence.”
The plea deal came about two weeks before Creato was to go on trial a second time for murder, on September 11. Back in June, a mistrial was declared after a jury said they couldn’t agree on a verdict five days into deliberations.
According to the Associated Press,
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