Police were called to 52-year-old Adele Bing’s 18th Street house about 8:45 p.m., and arrived to find Bing’s 25-year-old daughter Ruby Bing dead from an apparent gunshot wound to her chest.
The mother confessed that she had shot her daughter, the affidavit says.
The older Bing claimed that Ruby Bing was banging and kicking her door. Adele Bing said she thought it was her boyfriend, who she’d had a fight with earlier, and armed herself.
Adele Bing “stated she intended to use the firearm to kill her boyfriend, because he stated he was going to come back and kill her,” the affidavit says.
…At the time of the shooting, police say the boyfriend was being interviewed by officers and treated at an area hospital for head injuries he had suffered in the violent argument with Adele Bing earlier in the day.
…The 4-month-old was not injured, police said.
After she was taken into custody, police say Adele Bing called the shooting an “accident,” said she “thought it was somebody else” and told police her daughter would have lied about it if she had survived the shot.
“How could I look my grandkids in their face and say I killed their mother, y’all can lock me away for good,” Adele Bing said, according to police.
Woman shot, killed daughter holding 4-month-old baby, cops say. Orlando Sentinel, 11/26/2013.
Police responded to a home in the 2800 block of North Estrella Avenue, near North Stone Avenue and East Glenn Street, at about 4 a.m. Tuesday on reports of a domestic violence incident, said police Capt. Michael Gillooly.
When officers arrived they discovered two girls, ages 12 and 13, who said they were in a bedroom in the house when their stepfather kicked in the door and threatened them with a knife. The girls told officers they ran out of the house and went to a neighbor’s house. The neighbor called 911.
… All three sisters were dirty and malnourished, he said. They told police they were only fed once a day.
They told officers they hadn’t taken a bath in four to six months. The two younger sistes said they hadn’t seen the 17-year-old sibling in about two years.
He said the two younger sisters were kept separate from the older girl. They were kept in separate bedrooms, Gillooly said.
… Later Tuesday, police said the girl’s mother Sophia Richter, 32, and their stepfather, Fernando Richter, 34, were arrested and booked into the Pima County jail. The two are facing three charges each of kidnapping, child abuse with emotional abuse and child abuse with physical abuse.
Fernando Richter is also facing one count of sexual abuse of a child under 15.
…A resident who has lived in the neighborhood for about five years said she didn’t know anyone was living in the home, which is set back from the street.
Tucson police: Mother, stepfather arrested in child abuse case. Arizona Daily Star, 11/26/2013.
Additional details from Police say Arizona couple held three teen girls captive for two years in ‘house of horrors.’ The Raw Story, 11/28/2013:
They were forced to listen to intolerably loud music or white noise and were only allowed to go to the toilet if they had permission, which was not always granted. In order not to raise suspicion, their bedrooms and the whole house had been sound-proofed.
The girls escaped the house when the 12- and 13-year-old broke out of their bedroom window early on Tuesday morning and ran to a neighbour’s home.
…The girls, who Alice described as “distraught and hysterical”, said they had run away from home because their stepfather had kicked in their bedroom door and was trying to assault them with a knife.
Alice, who had no idea children had been living next door, took the girls in and called the police.
When police entered the house they discovered a third sister, who had not been aware of the officers’ arrival because of the loud music.
…Police are combing through 18 months of diary entries written by the eldest victim as they build up a criminal case against the couple.
“It did contain a lot of information that I feel will be useful in helping us to determine the method and length of the imprisonment,” Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor told a news conference on Wednesday.
Tucson police chief: Evidence supports girls’ claims of imprisonment. Arizona Daily Star, 11/28/2013:
[Chief Roberto Villaseñor] said the music could not be heard from the outside because the rooms were soundproofed, including with towels stuff under the doors and the duct work was sealed.
… Villaseñor said the home where the girls lived was had alarms and numerous locks on doors and windows. The bedroom doors where the girls said they were imprisoned were also on alarms that sounded when they were opened.
… After they were evaluated, the three girls were cleaned up, fed and reunited Tuesday night. The chief said it was obvious from their reactions that the older sibling had not seen the younger siblings in some time.
He said the 17-year-old girl had a satchel in which officers found a journal. He said the teen had kept a detailed journal dating back about 1.5 years that police are now reviewing.
He said the girl also kept a picture of singer Enrique Iglesias in the satchel.
Villaseñor said the girl told officers the picture was “her most prized possession.” The photo was returned to the girl Tuesday night.
Mother who kept girls captive had lost, regained custody. Arizona Daily Star, 11/29/2013:
According to court documents, the couple had been dating since 2003 and wed in 2010. There is no indication they have children together.
Just days after her 15th birthday in 1996, Sophia Richter, then Sophia Pulido, gave birth to her eldest daughter. The baby’s father was a minor too.
In 2002, Sophia Richter wed the father of her two younger daughters. They filed for divorced less than a year later.
Richter was granted custody of her two younger daughters in May 2003, but by December 2003, the custody agreement was modified, giving the father sole custody, documents from Pima County Superior Court state.
…In 2006 Richter filed to regain custody over the objections of the paternal grandparents.
Benyam Asefa, 40; Barbara Giomarelli, 42; and Samuel Asefa, 3 months, were killed in the shooting in the 6800 block of Woods Court, deputies said. A 5-year-old girl escaped the home unharmed and ran to a neighbor’s house, where a neighbor called 911. Deputies found a handgun at the scene.
Asefa and Giomarelli were scientists. Asefa taught undergraduate biology courses at Hood College as a lecturer from 2005 to 2012, a school spokesman said.
Giomarelli, a native of Italy in the U.S. on a temporary work visa, worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore for three years before quitting in February, a spokesman for that institution said.
Neighbors Rattled By Apparent Murder-Suicide That Took Lives Of Mother, Father And Infant. HuffPo Crime, 11/21/2013.
“Yeah, I pulled his a– out of the car and beat the f— out of him”: Body Charged for Beating 82-Year-Old Man
Sophia Body, of the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery of a senior citizen, police said. Body was ordered held on $2 million bail in court Sunday morning.
…A police investigation determined that after the victim accidentally bumped one of the women with his vehicle, Body said on the scene: “Yeah, I pulled his a– out of the car and beat the f— out of him,” according to a police report.
The owner of a nearby convenience store had video surveillance which they were able to show responding officers.
The victim, of the South Side’s Brainerd neighborhood, suffered lacerations to the upper and lower back and bleeding to his head, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
$2 million bail for woman accused of beating man, 82. Chicago Tribune, 11/10/2013.
New Orleans Police officers received a call about 8 a.m. from a man who said his wife was threatening to commit suicide at their home in the 2800 block of Laurel Street, Officer Garry Flot said.
When police arrived on the scene, Flot said, they found the woman standing in the driveway and spoke with her briefly.
At some point in the conversation the woman walked over to a van and took out a handgun. The officers then ordered the woman to drop the weapon, Flot said.
“As the officers were retreating from the situation they heard a gun being fired,” Flot said, adding that one of the officers then fired one shot.
The woman died on the scene.
Woman commits suicide in front of police outside Irish Channel home. nola.com|Times Picayune, 11/4/2013.
Sheriff’s investigators said the victim’s wife, Frances Hall, 50, was driving a black Cadillac Escalade south on Loop 1604 around 7:20 p.m. Thursday, when she began chasing her husband and his girlfriend. Bill Hall was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. His girlfriend was driving a black Range Rover.
Investigators said they believe Frances Hall bumped the Range Rover and forced it into another lane, then struck her husband’s motorcycle, which caused him to lose control and crash. They said Frances Hall did not stop to help, and instead continued to chase her husband’s girlfriend along Loop 1604, down Madonna Lacoste and back to the 9700 block of Loop 1604, where the two eventually stopped.
Bill Hall was airlifted to University Hospital, where he later died.
Woman charged with murder in husband’s motorcycle death. KSAT, 10/11/2013.
[61-year-old Alfreda] Giedrojc allegedly laid the girl on the floor when she was alone with her and then retrieved a sledge hammer from a closet she had placed there the night before.
After striking the baby multiple times, the baby was still crying and moving, so the grandmother slit the child’s throat with a large carving knife, Deno said.
…Prosecutors say Vivian’s father and Giedrojc’s spouse, the girl’s grandfather, went across the street to visit another relative before the crime occurred.
After police arrived at the home, Vivian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and was pronounced dead shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday.
Prosecutors: Woman Killed Baby Granddaughter With Sledge Hammer, Knife. CBS Chicago, 10/6/2013.
Two children found dead in a Southern California hotel room after their suicidal mother crashed her car outside a shopping complex were a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, a police spokesman said Sunday.
The children’s mother, Marilyn Edge, 42, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was arrested Saturday and booked on suspicion of murder in the deaths, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. …
Edge was driving a car with Georgia license plates when she crashed into an electrical box outside a shopping complex in Costa Mesa on Saturday morning. Her most recent address was in Arizona, Bertagna said, and it wasn’t immediately clear why she had come to Orange County.
After the crash, Edge refused to get out of the car and tried to choke herself with a belt or rope as rescuers worked to free her, he said. Police found propane in Edge’s car.
As she was being taken to the hospital, Edge told authorities they could find her children at a hotel in nearby Santa Ana. After officers discovered the bodies, police obtained a search warrant late Saturday for the hotel room and worked overnight on the case, Bertagna said.
Arizona Mother Killed 2 Children, Crashed Car In Suicide Attempt: Police. HuffPo Crime, 9/15/2013.
The victim was transported to a hospital where he was listed Friday in critical condition with second-degree burns over 70 percent of his body.
Police say the woman called them just after midnight to say she had killed her boyfriend and would be waiting for police outside her Hartford home. The woman reportedly said: “Arrest me. I did it. I burned him alive.”
Officers found the victim alive in a nearby residence.
Julia Rivera, Conn. Woman, Confesses To Police She Burned Her Boyfriend Alive. HuffPo Crime, 9/6/2013.
Prince George’s County police said Tuesday that 26-year-old Helen Marie Newsome broke into the home in Landover over the weekend. After hiding for more than 12 hours until the boy’s father went to work Saturday morning, police say Newsome covered the boy’s head with a pillow and beat him with a dumbbell weight. But the boy fought back and managed to escape to a neighbor’s home.
Newsome jumped out a window, but police say she was arrested nearby.
The boy’s father had recently broken up with Newsome. She is charged with first-degree attempted murder.
Helen Marie Newsome Allegedly Attacked Boyfriend’s 8-Year-Old Son. HuffPo Crime, 9/4/2013.