Parents Gone Bad

(Off-Duty) Cop Gone Bad: “I’m tired of going to court”: Cop Shoots Ex-Wife Dead in Front of Witnesses, 7-Year-Old Daughter

Sgt. Phillip Seidle has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of his 7-year-old daughter in the death of his 51-year-old ex-wife Tamara, first assistant prosecutor Mark LeMieux said. The couple, who divorced on May 27, had nine children, ranging in age from 7 to 24.

The fatal shooting followed a violent encounter that began when Seidle — with his young daughter in the passenger seat of his silver Honda Pilot — chased his wife as she was driving through the streets of Asbury Park, LeMieux said.

Here’s how LeMieux described the shooting:

As Tamara Seidle was trying to flee, her vehicle crashed into a parked car on Sewall Avenue. Phillip Seidle’s car then crashed into hers, and he got out of the car, pulled out his handgun, and approached her car, immediately firing into the driver’s side several times.

Seidle’s daughter was in his car while he was shooting into her mother’s car.

Once Seidle stopped shooting, he put a gun to his head and started walking around the vehicle, police said. Police, who were nearby investigating an unrelated motor vehicle accident, started talking to Seidle, and got him to agree that they could take his daughter out of the car.

As she was taken away, Seidle then walked to the front of his wife’s car and fired into the windshield.

Seidle then put the gun again to his head, and there was a 30-minute standoff while police attempted to get him to surrender. He did so at 11:52 a.m., LeMieux said.

Eyewitness Michael Terrell described how Seidle ran out to the middle of the street, yelling at his ex-wife about child custody battles.

“The guy was in the middle of the street,” said Terrell, a Neptune resident who was working at Campbell’s Door Supply Co. on Sewall Avenue at the time. “He was saying, ‘I’m tired of going to court.'”

Breaking News: Neptune cop shoots, kills ex-wife with daughter in car. APP.com, 6/16/2015.

 

Man Hits Son, Stabs Wife to Death When She Objects

The incident started when [John Leo] Davis got angry at one of the kids for playing video games and hit them in the face, court records show. The child told Michele [Davis], who reportedly confronted her husband and an argument ensued.

The children saw Davis wield a knife and chase his 35-year-old wife from the kitchen to the front door where police later found her in a pool of blood, records show.

Kutis said police responded to a call regarding a family fight at approximately 6:15 p.m. at the home near Lower Buckeye Road and Cotton Lane.

Michele was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Kutis said.

In 2008, police arrested Davis in Utah on suspicion of assault against Michele and child abuse, court records show. He was also reportedly arrested in 2006 and twice in the 1990s on suspicion of battery against a spouse.

The kids were immediately removed form the home at 168th Drive and Watkins Street and were being cared for Friday morning by relatives, said Lisa Kutis, a Goodyear police spokeswoman.

Three of the seven children – ages 3, 5 and 9 – belong to the couple, according to Kutis. Two children – ages 11 and 15 – belong to Michele only. Two others – ages 12 and 14 – belong to Davis.

A 16-year-old child, who was not at home when the incident occurred, also belongs to Davis, Kutis said.

Goodyear murder suspect has history of domestic violence. AZCentral.com, 3/27/2015.

Father Stabs Transgender Daughter to Death, Calls 911 about “son…dying” on Porch

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

12-Year Old Survives Family Murder-Suicide, Calls 911

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.

“He just drove off”: Man Throws 5-Year-Old Daughter off Bridge, Kills Her

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.

Off-Duty Cop Kills Son, Who Wanted to Be a Cop, on Christmas Eve

An off-duty PBSO deputy shot and killed one of his own relatives on Christmas Eve, but police are mum on details, releasing only minimum info about the victim — a 21-year-old named Khamis Shatara, who apparently wanted to be a cop.

The shooting happened in Delray Beach, and the deputy has been detained by that city’s police department, reported WPTV. For two days after the shooting, the name of the deputy who took his own relative’s life was not released by police or the local TV news station, which says it’s withholding it out of respect for the family. That kind of courtesy is not usually given to regular, nonpolice folks arrested for crimes, but hey — it’s Christmas.

However, late Friday afternoon, Sgt. Nicole Guerriero confirmed to New Times that the name of the deputy who killed his son is Shatara K. Shatara.

As for the victim, Khamis Shatara appears to have been a criminal justice major at Palm Beach State College who idolized police.

UPDATE: Off-Duty PBSO Deputy Shoots and Kills Own Son on Christmas Eve. Pulp, New Times, 12/26/2014.

Teen Mother Kills Man over PS4, 16-Month Old in Tow

The alleged shooter in the Friday night incident is a 16-year-old girl whose 16-month-old baby was only feet away at the time of the robbery and shooting, according to Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon.

Daniel John Zeitz, 28, of Roswell, had listed a PS4 gaming system for sale on Craigslist, and about 9:30 p.m., went to the parking lot of an apartment on Treelodge Parkway to meet a potential buyer, Momon said.

There, he met 20-year-old Nathaniel Vivian and a 16-year-old girl, whose name has not been released.

Momon said the pair tried to rob Zeitz of the PS4, and Vivian, who was in the driver’s seat of a car, struggled with Zeitz, who was standing outside the car, for the gaming system.

During the struggle, the girl fired a shot from a .25 caliber handgun, and the bullet passed through Vivian’s hand and struck Zeitz in the side of his chest, killing him.

…“Detectives also learned that the juvenile’s infant child, approximately 16 months, was in the back seat of the car during the robbery and shooting,” he said.

Police: 16-year-old girl, with baby nearby, killed man over PS4. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9/15/14.

Found Competent: Woman Who Dumped 5 Garbage Bags of Body Parts

UPDATE:

Woman Accused Of Dismembering Son Is Mentally Competent To Stand Trial. HuffPo Crime, 9/5/2014.

Donna Scrivo of St. Clair Shores appeared in court Friday, where attorneys said psychological evaluations deemed her mentally competent. She waived a District Court hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Defense lawyer Elias Muawad tells the Detroit Free Press “we want to move on to prepare for trial.”

The next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22 in Macomb County Circuit Court.

The 60-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and dismemberment. Five bags containing 32-year-old Ramsay Scrivo’s body parts were dumped in February in St. Clair County, about 50 miles northeast of Detroit. An electric saw was found in one of the bags.

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The remains of a person were found this afternoon on Allington Road and Fred Moore Highway in China Township.

According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, a citizen called in a suspicious incident at approximately 4:00. Deputies responded and discovered parts of a body in garbage bags along the roads. At this time, there has been no determination of sex or race of the body.

Once on the scene, another citizen told deputies they observed a mid- 1990’s SUV type vehicle in the area, dumping what the caller believed to be garbage from the vehicle. The vehicle is believed to be white or gray in color, possibly a GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Trailblazer. That vehicle was being driven by a middle age Caucasian woman.

“We are treating this incident as a homicide,” said Sheriff Donnellon. “We are asking for the public’s help to solve this crime. If anyone observed anything unusual in the area of Fred Moore Highway and Allington Road between noon and 4:00 p.m., please contact our office at (810) 985-8115.”

Press Release: Human remains found in China Township. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, 1/30/2014.

A witness reported seeing someone dumping garbage bags along two roads in China Township, about 50 miles northeast of Detroit, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office announced.

Deputies found at least five bags packed full of body parts that were strewn along Allington Road and the Fred Moore Highway, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

A witness told investigators that a middle-aged white woman threw the bags while driving a sport utility vehicle, possibly a gray or tan 1990s Chevy Blazer or GMC Jimmy.

Police Investigating Body Parts Found In Bags Seek Mystery Woman In Michigan. HuffPo Crime, 1/31/2014.

UPDATE:

A suburban Detroit woman was being held in connection with the death of her adult son, whose dismembered remains were found dumped in trash bags along the sides of roads, police said.

The names of the 59-year-old woman and the 32-year-old victim were not released, but St. Clair Shores police Sgt. Jay Cohoe told the Times Herald of Port Huron that they were mother and son.

… The woman, who lives in St. Clair Shores just east of Detroit, faces murder and dismemberment charges. She hasn’t been officially charged. Police said prosecutors in Macomb County are expected to review a warrant with the charges Monday.

The victim was reported missing Jan. 26 and identified through fingerprints.

“Fingerprints taken from the dismembered white male were forwarded to the FBI and compared with previous fingerprints taken from the missing 32-year-old St. Clair Shores resident,” St. Clair Shores police said Saturday in a release.

…Also Friday, investigators on a tip from a citizen found a bag near Interstate 94 that contained clothing and charred paperwork.

Evidence also was taken Friday from two homes in St. Clair Shores.

Michigan Mom Arrested For Allegedly Murdering And Dismembering Son. HuffPo Crime, 2/1/2014.

Man Shoots, Stabs 3-Year Old to Death, Dies in Police Shootout

Frederick Roy Miller, 38, allegedly shot and wounded the girl’s maternal grandfather and great-grandmother on Saturday while attempting to kidnap his daughter.

Police responded and spotted Miller grabbing his daughter and getting into his Nissan Altima, according to police. Officers chased Miller in his car, and he stopped several times to exchange gunfire with police.

Five Prince George’s county police officers and one Maryland state trooper fired shots at Miller, who was killed at the scene.

When police approached the vehicle, they discovered the 3-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound and a stab wound.

The office of the Chief Medical Examiner said it appeared Miller stabbed and shot his daughter. She was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Maryland man dies in police shootout after stabbing, shooting 3-year-old daughter. Reuters/The Raw Story, 8/17/2014.

Judge Gone Bad: Assaults Wife in Front of Children, Ammo and More Removed from Home

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge and former state lawmaker Lance T. Mason punched and bit his wife, causing “serious physical harm,” according to criminal charges he now faces in connection with his arrest Saturday.

The judge is charged with felonious assault in the incident involving Aisha Fraser Mason, his wife of eight years. Mrs. Mason’s orbital bone was fractured, according to charging documents.

The victim was hospitalized following the attack that took place in both private and public, said Shaker Heights Chief Prosecutor C. Randolph Keller. She has since been released from the hospital.

…Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge and former state lawmaker Lance T. Mason punched and bit his wife, causing “serious physical harm,” according to criminal charges he now faces in connection with his arrest Saturday.

The judge is charged with felonious assault in the incident involving Aisha Fraser Mason, his wife of eight years. Mrs. Mason’s orbital bone was fractured, according to charging documents.

The victim was hospitalized following the attack that took place in both private and public, said Shaker Heights Chief Prosecutor C. Randolph Keller. She has since been released from the hospital.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason arrested over domestic violence allegations. Cleveland.com, 8/4/2014.

A member of Mason’s family called Cleveland police and said she was afraid he was going to use weapons inside his home near the Shaker Heights border to commit suicide, the report said.

Police arrived and Mason surrendered. Once inside a police car, he admitted to having weapons in his bedroom and the attic of his home.

Officers searched the home and, according to the report, found:

  • About 2,300 live rounds of various calibers
  • Nearly 500 shotgun slugs
  • A Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun
  • A Winchester shotgun
  • A 50-shell shotgun belt
  • A FNH P90 semi-automatic rifle still in the box
  • A JLD Enterprises Inc. PTR-91 semi-automatic rifle with a scope
  • A Smith & Wesson handgun
  • A Springfield Armory .40 caliber-handgun
  • A sword
  • Four canisters of smoke grenades
  • A KDH bulletproof vest
  • A Jaguar knife

The weapons were confiscated for “safe-keeping,” according to the report.

Cleveland judge accused of beating wife had 2,500 rounds of ammunition, semi-automatic rifles, sword and smoke grenades in home. Cleveland.com, 8/4/2014.

HT: The Raw Story.

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