Two 12-Year-Old Girls Charged With Stabbing Friend 19 Times; Slenderman To Blame -

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Two 12-Year-Old Girls Charged With Stabbing Friend 19 Times; Slenderman To Blame

WAUKESHA, WI – Police have charged Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after they lured a 12-year-old classmate into the woods and stabbed her 19 times with a kitchen knife.

Investigators say the two girls had planned the attack for months, all in an attempt to impress Slenderman, a fictional character the girls read about on the horror story website Creepypasta Wiki. One of the suspects told police that in order to be with Slenderman, you had to kill someone.

That someone turned out to be one of their friends, who they invited to a sleepover. They were going to duct tape her mouth while she slept and stab her in the neck, but figured it would be too messy. They then decided to kill her in a bathroom where a floor drain would make cleanup easier.

They opted do neither, and waited to attack the girl the next day while playing hide-in-seek in the woods of a nearby park. “One suspect held the victim down while the other suspect stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs and torso,” Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said.

After they were done, the two girls left the victim in the woods. Surprisingly, despite having sustained several stab wounds to major organs, the victim was able to crawl out of the woods and flag down a passing bicyclist. “Please help me. I’ve been stabbed,” she said. The cyclist called 911, and police began searching for the two girls.

They were taken into custody a short time later after a sheriff’s officer found them walking near Interstate 94. “There was evidence that was readily apparent when the two were taken into custody,” Jack told reporters. One piece of evidence included a large kitchen knife found inside a purse. The girls spoke readily to police when interviewed and explained the motive behind the attack they’d planned since February.

According to the criminal complaint, Weier stated that “many people do not believe Slenderman is real,” and she “wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.” Their goal may have been to become a “proxy of Slender”, which required the girls to “physically kill someone,” the complaint says.

Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier have been charged as adults and ordered held $500,000 bail each. If convicted, they could face 65 years in prison. The victim is in stable condition at at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Toddler Drowns In Pool While Party-goers Sing Happy Birthday To Another Child -

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Toddler Drowns In Pool While Party-goers Sing Happy Birthday To Another Child

COLUMBUS, OH – While guest at a one-year-old’s birthday party sang Happy Birthday to You, 4-year-old Sinaia Moore drowned in the pool.

The party took place Saturday evening at a home where 75 to 100 people where in attendance. Investigators say Moore had been swimming in the in-ground pool while wearing a float vest.

Her family members say they thought the girl went inside or to play on the trampoline after getting out of the pool, but she’d actually gotten back into the pool without wearing any safety gear.

After a crowd of people sang happy birthday to the one-year-old, someone noticed Moore at the bottom of the pool in around 4 feet of water. She was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water and CPR was immediately administered.

Sadly, it wasn’t enough. The girl was rushed to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she would be pronounced dead a short time later.

No charges are expected to be filed as police deem the girl’s death nothing more than a tragic accident. “I see nothing that indicates that anyone was inattentive, negligent in any manner,” Sergeant Christ Holzhauser said. “They were singing Happy Birthday to the [other] child. So a lot of folks had their attention diverted away from the pool.”

While I’m not saying this death was the result of negligence, “inattentive” is the exact word I would use after a 4-year-old girl drowns at a party with 75 to 100 guests. It only takes 10 seconds to sing Happy Birthday, for Christ’s sake. Hell, Marilyn Monroe did it in 30 seconds and she sang the damn thing in slow-motion.

Man Randomly Stabbed Six-Year-Old Prince Avitto To Death Inside Elevator -

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Man Randomly Stabbed Six-Year-Old Prince Avitto To Death Inside Elevator

Brooklynn, NY – Police say a man randomly stabbed 6-year-old Prince Avitto to death, and seriously inured a 7-year-old girl, as the two children headed out of their apartment building to get ice cream.

According to law enforcement, Avitto and Mikayla Capers were in an elevator in the the Boulevard housing development at around 6 p.m. Sunday when a heavyset African-American man in his 30s began stabbing the children.

He then chased the little girl out of the elevator and to the front of a neighboring building where she collapsed. The attacker was able to flee the scene, leaving a butcher knife behind.

Capers was up and talking after the attack, but “didn’t look so good,” according to a neighbor. She is currently in serious condition at a local hospital. Avitto, who would’ve celebrated his birthday in two weeks, died at the scene. “He was lifeless, just lifeless. I can’t get the image out of my head,” said a resident.

“They were just coming outside to get some ice cream and ices,” said the president of a the tenant’s association. “This is the worst thing that I’ve ever seen in this neighborhood.”

This double-stabbing takes place just two days after someone stabbed 18-year-old Tayana Copeland to death just down the block. Sources say the teen was stabbed in the chest 32 times.

Teen Admits Beating Parents To Death With Crowbar Because They Took His iPod -

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Teen Admits Beating Parents To Death With Crowbar Because They Took His iPod

NORFOLK, VA — Vincent Parker, 16, has pleaded guilty to brutally murdering his parents with a crowbar after they took away his iPod.

Parker was charged with two counts of murder after his parents, 55-year-old Wayne Parker and 57-year-old Carol Parker, were found murdered in their home on Dec. 19, 2013. He was scheduled to stand trial this week, but pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder on Wednesday.

On the day of the murders, Wayne Parker called 911 to report he and his wife had been attacked by their son.  When emergency crews arrived, they found Carol dead upstairs.  Wayne was taken to the hospital where he would later die.

Parker would later admit that he’d been angry with his dad and the two had argued over his iPod being taken away as a form of punishment. So the honor-roll student at Norview High School with no criminal history left school early and drove home while his father was at work.

He said he sprayed his mother with pepper-spray before stabbing her in the eye and beating her with a crowbar and a baseball bat “until she stopped breathing.” A medical examiner later identified 25 separate smashes and stabs to Carol’s neck, face and head. Parker waited for his father to return home from work, at which time he struck him with a crowbar and stabbed him multiple times.

Why an intelligent, promising teenager with no past signs of violence would snap like this over something so trivial remains a mystery to his friends and family. Vincent even admitted that he’d not argued with his mother, and that he was angry at his old man. “I just remember getting mad.  It’s all from my dad.  All this stuff like my dad talking away my iPod and stuff,” he told police.

Parker’s grandfather was outside of court and told reporters that he’s forgiven his grandson for what he’s done. “I want him to get some type of counseling,” he said. “Help him to grow up and be an understanding man. Be sorry for what he did do. I told him to ask God to forgive him for what he did.”

Parker is scheduled to return to Norfolk Circuit Court on September 19 to learn his sentence.

Three Teens Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl During Post-Prom Drinking Party -

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Three Teens Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl During Post-Prom Drinking Party

CALHOUN, GA – Police have charged Andrew Haynes, Fields Chapman and Damon “Avery” Johnson, all 18-years-old,  with aggravated sexual battery after an alleged attack on a girl inside a cabin during a post-prom party earlier this month.

Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said the charges stem from an incident that happened earlier this month inside the bedroom of a cabin at the Coosawattee River Resort. It’s being reported that an 18-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the three teens during an “out of control” drinking party attended by as many as 27 people. The victim ended up hospitalized for several hours the next day for “substantial” injuries.

Nicholson said the arrests were made after more than 50 interviews — including someone who witnessed the assault, studying forensic evidence, and enlisting the help of sexual assault experts. He went on to say that they were not able to charge the teens with rape because they’d used a foreign object on the victim.

He declined to elaborate when questioned about this, only stating that what happened to the victim was not “true rape” as outlined by the law. However, if the teens are convicted of the aggravated sexual battery charges, they could be looking at life in prison. All three teens have been released from jail after posting $50,000 bond each.

While these three were the only ones charged in relation to the sexual assault, Nicholson said there were many people at the party under the age of 21 who were drinking alcohol, and they plan on charging them all with underage consumption. Teenagers and alcohol don’t mix. There’s nothing good that can come out of it,” Nicholson said.

Five Teens Charged With Murder After Tara Fitzgerald Overdoses On Synthetic Drug -

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Five Teens Charged With Murder After Tara Fitzgerald Overdoses On Synthetic Drug

WOODBURY, MI – Police in Minnesota have charged five teenagers with murder in connection to the death of 17-year-old Tara Fitzgerald, who overdosed on a synthetic drug she thought was LSD.

In January, Fitzgerald would die hours after taking what turned out to be 25i-NBOMe, a synthetic drug called N-Bomb that we’ve featured on the site before that causes heart failure and bleeding on the brain. The straight-A student was at home with a friend, celebrating the fact that she’d scored a 30 out of 36 on her college readiness testing exam.

At around midnight, while Fitzgerald’s parents were sleeping upstairs, the girls took the drug. The next morning, Fitzgerald’s friend called her mother when she found her friend unresponsive and moaning. Fitzgerald was rushed to the hospital, but it would be too late and she would be pronounced dead shortly after arriving. The autopsy would conclude the teen died from complications of 25i-NBOMe toxicity.

During their investigation, police were able to get some teens to roll over on each other. They learned Fitzgerald had purchased the drug from 17-year-old Brian Norlander, who purchased it from 17-year-old Alistair Berg, who purchased it from 17-year-old Sydney Johnson, who purchased it from 19-year-old Cole Matenaer – who had 36 doses of 25i-NBOMe in his vehicle at the time of his arrest – who purchased the doses from 19-year-old Alexander Clausen, who had more than 300 doses of the drug in his home he called “the Castle”.

That was “as far as we could trace it,” said Washington County Attorney Pete Orput. He then had all of the teens arrested and charged with third-degree murder. Johnson, Berg and Norlander – all students at Woodbury High School – were also charged with sale of dangerous drugs to someone under 18.

Police Chief Lee Vague said the ages of the teens shouldn’t defer culpability. “These are smart kids knowingly selling what they think is LSD,” Vague said. “They’re making a pretty poor choice. … If you make a choice and that choice results in the death of a young girl, you’re going to be held accountable for that.”

Orput said he decided to have all of the teens charged in this manner so he could send out a very strong message to the community and possibly save some lives. “There’s a big lesson to be had out of this,” Orput said. “The lesson is: Guys, this isn’t harmless. Handing out drugs to each other isn’t harmless. This isn’t a bag of weed. Nobody’s dying from that stuff.”

These arrests may not be the last, according to Orput. “We are still in the midst of investigating the ultimate source of this liquid synthetic drug,” he said.

John Dewees Killed Wife Because He Was Tired Of Changing Her Diapers -

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John Dewees Killed Wife Because He Was Tired Of Changing Her Diapers

ENFIELD, CT — Police say 49-year-old John Dewees Jr. got tired of changing his sick wife’s diaper so he beat her to death after she soiled herself again.

On May 22, one of John’s’ neighbors called police to report that John had came by and told him that his wife, 45-year-old Anja Dewees, was dead inside his home. When police arrived, Anja’s body was found on the bedroom floor wrapped in plastic.

John initially told police that he’d killed his wife after he dropped her in the bathtub while giving her a bath. Anja was suffering from liver disease and was bedridden, so he was responsible for the cooking and cleaning, as well as bathing his wife and changing her diaper.

But the medical examiner’s report showed that Anja suffered more than an injury resulting from a simple fall in the bathtub. She had a large bruise on back of her head, blood coming from her right ear, a cut over her right eye and numerous bruises over her body.

Presented with these facts, John eventually told the whole truth. He said he and Anja had been drinking and dancing, but the festive mood turned sour when Anja soiled herself. Angry, he pushed Anja into the tub causing her to hit the right side of her head. Still angry, he punched her on the left side of her head. He then carried her to bed, lay down next to her and elbowed her in the torso.

“He said he did this because he was upset that she soiled herself and ruined the good time,” police wrote in their report. He also said told police that he was “tired of changing diapers every day.”

When he got up the next morning he knew Anja was dead. He didn’t tell anyone immediately because he wanted to stay with her a couple of days. ¯\(°_o)/¯

John was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter. He is currently being held on $175,000 bail and is on suicide watch because, at some point, he slashed his wrists.

One of John’s friends, as well as a neighbor, both told reporters that they found it hard to believe that John would hurt his wife. However, John’s adult son said he’d abused and hit Anja for as far back as he could remember.

Chicago Coffee Legend Jim Karr Crushed To Death By Coffee Machine -

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Chicago Coffee Legend Jim Karr Crushed To Death By Coffee Machine

CHICAGO, IL – Jim Karr, a well known figure in the specialty coffee community, died on Saturday after a commercial coffee machine he was taking down fell on top of him.

The 48-year-old was at an event at Grant Park dismantling the coffee machine when he lost his balance. Karr grabbed the machine to prevent from falling and the machine fell on top of his head and body, said police.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later from multiple crushing injuries to his head and chest. His death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

From what I can gather, Karr was kind of a big deal within the coffee community. He was a technician who installed, repaired and modified coffee brewing equipment, and considered by some as the best in the country. His company, SteamVolt, was dedicated to “advancing the mechanics of craft coffee.”

“In terms of the work Jim did, he was one of the very few in the country that was known as being a top expert at what he did,” said Nicholas Cho, of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters.

This reminds me of the death of another Chicago business legend, Abe “Sausage King of Chicago” Froman, who was pulled into a commercial meat grinder back in the ’80s. Witnesses said he was on the phone at the time, arguing with someone at a local French restaurant, the now closed Chez Quis, regarding an unpaid tab.

Patricia Tavernier Dumped Elderly Mom From Wheelchair For “52 Years Of Shit” -

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Patricia Tavernier Dumped Elderly Mom From Wheelchair For “52 Years Of Shit”

LAKE COUNTY, FL – Police say 52-year-old Patricia Tavernier said “for 52 years of shit” as she dumped her 73-year-old mother out of a wheelchair and in to the street.

Tavernier had been inside the Ruby Street Grille celebrating her 52nd birthday with her sister and her mother, who had been staying with Tavernier while recuperating from a broken hip.

Something happened during the dinner that got an intoxicated Tavernier upset, leading to her wheeling her mother out of the restaurant and dumping her head first off the curb. Witnesses say that afterwards, Tavernier hit her sister several times in the face with a camera.

When police arrived, they found Tavernier’s mother lying in the street in the fetal position. She was taken to the hospital after complaining about hip pain.

Tavernier was later arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65, a felony. She was also charged with misdemeanor battery for beating on her sister. She has since been released from the Lake County jail on $20,500 bond.

Teen Drowns After Being Tied To Shopping Cart And Pushed Into Lake -

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Teen Drowns After Being Tied To Shopping Cart And Pushed Into Lake

BARTOW COUNTY, GA – Authorities say 18-year-old Chance Werner drowned while playing a shopping cart game at Lake Allatoona.

A spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that Werner and some friends were playing a game at Holiday Harbor Marina Saturday night that involved being pushed off a dock while riding inside a shopping cart.

Normally, the cart is tied to a pole so the rider would “pop” out of the cart as it was forcefully pushed off the dock and the person would simply swim back to the dock. But when Werner took his turn, he opted to have the cart tied to his belt loop instead.

Sadly, things didn’t go quite as planned. The weight of the cart ended up pulling the teen 30 feet below the surface of the lake and he was unable to break free. I did a little checking, and it turns out that an average shopping cart weighs around 30 pounds.

Rescue teams wouldn’t recover Werner’s body until three hours later. When found, he was still tied to the cart.

Investigators are still looking into the incident while Werner’s family hopes to have some questions answered. According to Werner’s dad, the teen was at a party with nearly 50 people and he wants to know if his son was dared into proving he could pull up the cart, or if anyone tried diving in to help him.

I know some people will feel the need to comment on this kid’s intelligence, or being a Darwin Award nominee – but I did some stuff growing up 10 times dumber than tying a shopping cart to my waist before jumping into a lake. Come on, we all know the only thing that ensured a good bulk of us are alive today was pure, dumb luck.