Around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, a 15-year-old girl, wearing only a nightgown and no shoes in near-zero temperatures and with cuts on her legs from running through thickets and hardened snow, pounded on a neighbor’s door.
“She was crying so hard,” the neighbor, who declined to be identified out of concern for his safety, said. “I finally got out of her, ‘My mom and dad have been shot.'”
The girl called 911 from the neighbor’s home. Sigman said that as officers responded to that call, they received word of another shooting.
The victims at both addresses were related to each other, and to Aldridge. Authorities identified them as two couples, Garold Dee Aldridge, 52, and his wife, Julie Ann, 47; and Harold Wayne Aldridge, 50, and his wife, Janell Arlisa, 48. Both men were cousins of Joseph Aldridge, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder.
At some point over the next few hours, Joseph Aldridge killed two more men and another woman at two different locations, Sigman said, and injured another woman. Names of those victims, and details about the woman’s injuries, were not released.
The case took another strange twist when authorities went to the home that Joseph Aldridge shared with his 74-year-old mother, Alice. She was found dead at the home, but apparently of natural causes, authorities said. An autopsy was planned to determine if her death was related to the shooting spree.
She had been under a doctor’s care and appeared to have been dead at least 24 hours, Texas County Coroner Tom Whittaker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Whittaker speculated that the son “came home and found her deceased and then for whatever reason went on a rampage and started killing people.”
Sigman said many of the residents of Tyrone are Aldridges….
Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, in neighboring Shannon County, some 25 miles from Tyrone, Joseph Aldridge was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted wound inside a GMC pickup. Sigman said the truck was running and in the middle of a two-lane highway.
Around town, Aldridge was described as a recluse, and it was unclear what, if anything, he did for a living.
Tiny Missouri Town Mourns After Gunman Kills 7, Then Himself. HuffPo Crime, 2/28/2015
And then the family calls her “Brian” in the obituary.
Ohio man has been charged with murder after police said that he stabbed his transgender daughter to death during an altercation.
In a statement on Sunday, Trans Ohio said that it was “saddened to learn of the murder of Bri Golec, a 22yr old trans woman who resided in Akron, Ohio.”
But as the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog noted, nearly every local media outlet had described the killing by referring to Bri Golec as the 22-year-old “son” of Kevin Golec.
According to Cleveland.com, Akron police said Kevin Golec lied to 911 dispatchers when he called officers to his home at around 10 p.m. on Friday.
“Oh my God, are you guys for real man?” Kevin Golec asks the dispatcher a 911 recording. “This is like the fourth f*cking time I’ve tried to call 9-1-1.”
The father went on to explain that his “son is dying” on his front porch.
“They attacked us, they came into our house,” he says. “I don’t know who did. A bunch of them came in, and attack us in our house f*cking — just bring and ambulance! Because I think he’s dead!”
“He’s in to a cult and all this sh*t,” the father continues. “These guys came in. I fought them off. They got him. They got me.”
When detectives arrived, however, they found that Kevin Golec had stabbed his daughter to death. Bri Golec was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kevin Golec was charged with murder and felony domestic violence.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Kevin Golec was referring to the transgender support group Trans Ohio when he said that his Bri Golec belonged to a “cult.”
Ohio dad stabs alleged transgender daughter to death, tells police that ‘son was in a cult’. The Raw Story, 2/16/2015.
Brian K. Golec, 22, of Akron, went to be with our Creator on February 13, 2015. He was born in Alliance on May 1, 1992 and graduated from Ohio Virtual Academy. Brian was a drummer in the band Murphy’s Children. He was a deeply spiritual and artistic person. His interests included painting, jewelry making, meditation, martial arts, video games, and anime. He loved attending outdoor festivals and raves.
In Memory of BRIAN K. GOLEC 1992 – 2015
Jason C. Hendrix, 16, is believed to have shot and killed his mother, father and sister after a dispute with his parents over computer use before driving from Corbin to the East Coast, where he was killed in a shootout with police in Maryland, Corbin police Chief David Campbell said Sunday.
Baltimore County Police in Maryland confirmed Sunday that it was Hendrix who was shot and killed Saturday.
Hendrix had a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, two .38-caliber pistols, a double-barreled shotgun and backpack “completely full of ammo,” Campbell said in an interview.
Hendrix, a high school Junior ROTC student and active church member, apparently went to a church youth meeting Wednesday night after his family had been slain, Campbell said.
“At a church youth meeting he had told them he had found his dad’s guns,” Campbell said. “He didn’t say if he had them in the vehicle or not.”
Kevin and Sarah Hendrix and daughter Grace were found dead at their Forest Circle Drive home in Corbin on Saturday afternoon.
“All three were shot in the head at least twice,” Campbell said. “A pillow was used to try to muffle the gunshot used on all three individuals. The pillows were still on their faces.”
Police think the victims were gunned down late Wednesday afternoon, Campbell said. The father still had on his sport coat and tie from work. The mother was ambushed as she stepped into the kitchen from the garage after arriving home from work.
Jason Hendrix took his mother’s SUV, Campbell said. Police were uncertain why he chose to drive to Maryland.
The teen “was mad at his parents over the usage of his computer. They had taken his computer rights away,” Campbell told the Herald-Leader.
Drew Mahan, founding pastor of Forward Community Church, which the family attended, said officers questioned him extensively about Jason on Saturday night after discovering the bodies. He described Jason Hendrix as a faithful member of his three-year-old church, which held services at a movie theater.
Hendrix would arrive every Sunday at 7 a.m. to help set up the church’s equipment and was baptized in December.
Corbin teen killed in shootout after family slain argued with parents over computer use, police say. Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/15/2015.
A mother, 39, was babysitting her friend’s 2-month-old baby, Zuri Whitehead, on Thursday night in Wickliffe, which is north of Cleveland. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Police Chief Randy Ice said the girl had hoped to provide a break for the baby’s mother, Trina Whitehead, who has three other children.
The 39-year-old woman said she fell asleep at 3 a.m. on a couch with the baby on one side, and her daughter, who is 11, on the other side, Ice said.
About an hour later, the woman said she was woken up by her daughter, who was holding the infant. The baby appeared to be badly beaten with her head swollen.
The woman immediately called 911 and the baby was airlifted to a children’s trauma center in Cleveland, where she died on Friday.
Police officials said they believe the 11-year-old took the infant into another room and beat her.
An autopsy later revealed that the baby suffered massive blunt-force trauma to the head an torso, Sgt. Len Nosse told the Los Angeles Times.
“It was really horrific,” Noose said. “We’ve never seen anything like this.”
The police chief said he was considering counseling for those who responded to the scene.
The 11-year-old girl, whose name is not being reported due to her age, showed no remorse, Ice said.
“I’m not sure she appreciated the gravity of what she did,” he said.
She cannot be tried as an adult in Ohio, where a child must be at least 14 to be charged as an adult, the AP reported. The girl, though, could be sentenced to a state Department of Youth Services facility until age 21.
Ohio Girl, 11, Charged With Murder In Beating Death Of 2-Month-Old. BuzzFeedNews, 2/9/2015.
Authorities say Adrian Loya, 31, of Virginia, entered the Bourne home Lisa shared with her wife, Anna Trubnikova, and shot them both. Anna Trubnikova, also a Coast Guard petty officer, remains hospitalized.
Bourne police Officer Jared MacDonald, who was shot in the back in the chaotic scene, also remains hospitalized.
Lisa Trubnikova’s relatives said that Loya was stationed with the two women in Alaska several years ago, and became infatuated with Lisa. After the couple moved to the Cape, he continued to pursue her romantically, although she showed no interest, relatives said.
“He became obsessed,” one family member said, who asked not to be identified in deference to the criminal investigation. “He was fixated on her.”
Relatives said they did not believe Lisa Trubnikova had reported his behavior to the Coast Guard, believing she could handle the situation on her own.
Investigators are also looking to see whether Loya had visited Massachusetts before Tuesday, when he checked into a hotel near the condominium complex.
“I think there was a significant amount of planning involved,’’ O’Keefe said.
Berlanga said the attack was clearly calculated, and that Loya should be held criminally responsible.
“He wasn’t crazy,” he said. “He knew what he was doing.”
O’Keefe said that during the attack, which was carried out early Thursday, Loya allegedly was armed with two rifles, both of which fired .223 caliber ammunition, the same as used by the military, and a shotgun. He also had a 9mm pistol. When he was taken into custody, Loya was not near any of the weapons, which were recovered from several locations.
He also opened fire on police who rushed to the scene, authorities said, then used a burning car to block the road into the condominium complex.
O’Keefe said that despite coming under heavy gunfire, and seeing an officer shot down, police did not return fire. Police used “great restraint’’ in the chaotic situation, keenly aware that many people lived nearby, he said.
We know this “restraint” is because he’s a white guy. Just saying.
Accused gunman ‘fixated’ on Bourne shooting victim. BostonGlobe.com, 2/6/2015.
The 17-year-old John Ehret High School student told investigators she rode the same public bus from Terrytown to school in Marrero each morning. She had spotted [Leroy] Dillon  — also a regular — staring at her on several different occasions, an arrest report said.
The girl told Sheriff’s Office investigators the behavior creeped her out, the report said.
On Jan. 21, Dillon tried to make his move and spark up a conversation with the girl. But instead of sticking to current events, the girl said he pulled out his penis and started to masturbate while staring at her, the arrest report said.
The girl told investigators she refused to look at Dillon until he exited the bus at his usual stop, Barataria Boulevard and the Lafitte Larose Highway in Marrero, according to an incident report. She told her mother about the encounter when she got home from school.
The girl’s mother called the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives spoke with a representative from Jefferson Transit who helped them obtain surveillance video footage from the bus which they used to identify Dillon as the suspect, the report said.
Authorities arrested him the next day on the bus at Stumpf Boulevard and West Bank Expressway in Gretna, Fortunato said. During questioning, Dillon admitted taking out his genitals and shaking them at the victim, an arrest report said.
Dillon told detectives he thought that would get the girl to like him, the report said.
JPSO: New Orleans man flashed genitals on bus in hopes of impressing teen. nola.com, 1/28/2015.
In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.
“What I did, I cannot come back from,” Jonathon Walker told his brother by phone soon afterward, police said. And Walker did not come back – police said he killed himself in his car on a desolate street a few miles away, ending a burst of violence that stunned relatives who said the family hadn’t shown signs of trouble.
The 34-year-old security guard had killed his 7-year-old daughter, Kayla Walker; his 31-year-old girlfriend, Shantai Hale; and Hale’s mother, Viola Warren, 62. His and Hale’s older daughter, whom a relative identified as Christina Walker, was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
The bloody scene unfolded suddenly and quickly – Walker showed up to the home at 5:38 a.m., and his 12-year-old daughter called 911 a few minutes afterward to report that her father had shot the family, Boyce said. When officers arrived three minutes later, Walker was gone.
They searched for his SUV and found it within hours, with Walker’s body and a .45-caliber gun inside, Boyce said.
The victims were found on the home’s floor, he said.
12-Year-Old Queens Girl Shot In Head Calls 911 After Father Murders Family. HuffPo Crime, 1/24/2015.
Rusty’s not saying he approves but…
A police report shows that the nephew had brought his girlfriend to his father’s house after the two had attended a New Year’s party. The nephew left and he told police he returned to hear moaning from outside the door of the room he shares with his girlfriend.
He told police he kicked the door down and found his uncle, Mattson, who also lives in the house, on top of his girlfriend. He claims he drove his uncle from the home, striking him repeatedly.
While the nephew was giving his statement to police, the uncle returned to the home and told police his nephew had dropped the girl off and that he and the girl were drinking together. Mattson told police they began to hug and kiss while the girl was naked under a blanket, but that he was fully clothed. It’s then his nephew returned and struck him repeatedly, the report says.
Police spoke to the girl, who said nothing was consensual. Mattson was then placed under arrest.
Conway man faces sex assault charges over incident with nephew’s girlfriend. Myrtle Beach Online, 1/2/2015.
A Florida man driving toward a bridge over Tampa Bay pulled his car over early Thursday, took his 5-year-old daughter from the back seat, pressed her head to his chest, and tossed her over the rail, according to police in St. Petersburg.
John Nicholas Jonchuck, 25, faces first-degree murder charges. His daughter, Phoebe, fell about 60 feet over the Sunshine Skyway bridge into the bay just after midnight, St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway said at a news conference.
An officer heading home after his shift saw Jonchuck’s vehicle speed past at nearly 100 mph, Holloway said. The officer prepared to pull the PT Cruiser over, but by the time he caught up with it, Jonchuck had pulled over on the side of the road.
Holloway said Jonchuck got out and started toward the officer, who pulled his weapon. But Jonchuck went around to the passenger side of the car and got the child out.
The officer “thought he heard the child scream, but he wasn’t sure,” Holloway said. The officer then saw the man throw the child over, into the strong bay current.
Her body was recovered about a mile from the bridge and hour and a half later. Rescue crews tried to revive her, but she was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m.
Back on the road, officers said Jonchuck got back in the car and headed south, crossing the bridge on Interstate 275.
“The suspect drove off,” Holloway said. “He just drove off.”
Two other officers who were near the bridge started following Jonchuck into neighboring Manatee County.
Holloway said Jonchuck turned his blinker on and stopped before starting again and driving toward deputies. He then headed the wrong way on the interstate, going back toward the bridge. Deputies put out traffic spikes to stop the vehicle.
Jonchuck was arrested and brought back to St. Petersburg for questioning. He’s being held without bond on the murder charge.
Authorities said Jonchuck filed a domestic violence report against the child’s mother last month, but it wasn’t granted. He had custody of the child, and they lived with his father in Tampa. Authorities didn’t release information about the girl’s mother.
Girl, 5, Dies After Being Thrown From Florida Bridge: Police. HuffPo Crime, 1/8/2015.
Rusty knew there had to be something going on in that house…..
A 15-year-old girl who fatally shot her 16-year-old brother suffered years of abuse, including being locked in a room for weeks at a time with only a blanket and a bucket to use the bathroom, according to police reports and interviews.
The shooting at a small white house off a dirt road in rural north Florida happened Monday while the children’s parents were away for work. The father, a truck driver, and his wife, who often goes with him, left the 16-year-old boy to watch over the 15-year-old, her 11-year-old sister and their 3-year-old sister, police said. The parents left Sunday and were due back Tuesday.
Sometime Monday, the 15-year-old girl was locked in her room by her brother, police said. After the boy fell asleep, she talked her 11-year-old sister into unlocking her door.
The older girl knew her parents kept a pistol in their room, but they had locked their door. So the girl went outside and used a knife to remove an air conditioner from her parents’ bedroom window. She climbed in while her 11-year-old sister kept watch and grabbed the gun out of a pink bag and loaded it, police said.
The girl went back inside the house, telling her young sisters to get in the closet, she told police. She turned her head and fired at her sleeping brother in the living room, and he screamed “Help! Help!”
She buried her head in a pillow for a while and upon returning to the living room, the girl found her 3-year-old sister trying to wake her dead brother, according to the police report.
She fled with her 11-year-old sister, leaving the 3-year-old behind, police said.
The girls’ mother told police that they often locked the 15-year-old girl up when she misbehaved. The longest they kept her locked in her room was 20 consecutive days, the father told police.
In the girl’s room, police found only a blanket and a bucket filled with urine in the closet.
“It was learned that (the 15-year-old girl) has made past attempts at ending her life but neither law enforcement nor (emergency management services) was notified,” police wrote in their report.
Police documents released Wednesday said the girl’s uncle was convicted of molesting her in 2010. They also say the children’s mother discovered the siblings having sex in 2011. Authorities and child welfare officials investigated, but no one was charged.
Why police say they’re not sure of a motive is sheer stupidity.
Abuse Accusations Surface In Case Of Florida Teen Who Allegedly Killed Older Brother. HuffPo Crime, 1/7/2015.
Misty “Ariel” Renee Kornegay and her 11-year-old sister Nicole were arrested Monday night and are charged in the death of their 16-year-old brother.
Their parents, Keith and Misty, were also arrested on child neglect charges.
The Sheriff’s Office said 15-year-old Misty “Ariel” Renee Kornegay admitted she shot her 16-year-old brother, then walked away from the home with her 11-year-old sister, Nicole, leaving their 3-year-old sister at home.
Deputies said the shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. at 1205 Sophie Drive in the north part of the county, not far from White Springs.
White Springs police saw the girls walking and stopped them. When officers learned of the homicide, they called the Sheriff’s Office to the scene. Deputies found the brother dead on the living room floor from a single gunshot.
Investigators said the parents were out of town and Ariel Kornegay (pictured left with Nicole, right) retrieved the handgun used in the shooting from the parents’ bedroom. They have not revealed a motive.
After the parents, Keith Kornegay, 37, and 33-year-old Misty Kornegay, returned to town, they were questioned by investigators and were arrested on child neglect charges, accused of failing to properly supervise the children.
Columbia County, which didn’t have a single murder last year, was rocked by the murder.
2 girls charged in brother’s killing; parents arrested. News4Jax.com, 1/7/2015.
Sheriff’s office deputies were dispatched to the Kornegay’s White Springs home, whereupon they found the body of the girl’s 16-year-old brother, Damien Kornegay, sprawled out on the living room floor. He had been shot one time and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
“Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that earlier in the evening the 15-year-old sister of the deceased retrieved a handgun from their parents’ bedroom and used it to shoot her brother,” said Smith.
Nicole Kornegay’s role in the shooting remains unclear. Smith would only say that she “assisted her 15-year-old sister” in the commission of the crime.
Sisters Misty And Nicole Kornegay Charged With Murder Of Brother. HuffPo Crime, 1/7/2015.