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10-Year-Old Boy Punches 90-Year-Old Woman to Death

The boy, from Damascus Township, was charged as an adult. Police say he punched Helen Novak of Tyler Hill numerous times in the throat on Saturday, placing a cane on her neck at first.

According to a press release by Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards, the boy went to visit his grandfather, Anthony Virbitsky, who lives at 349 Skylake Road in Tyler Hill. Virbitsky is the caretaker for Novak.

At about 3:20 on Saturday, Martha Virbitsky went to the state police barracks in Honesdale with her son and reported that her son told her that he had gone into Novak’s room at his grandfather’s home and Novak yelled at him, according to the DA’s press release.

Martha Virbitsky told police that her son told her that he got mad, lost his temper and grabbed a cane and put it on Novak’s throat at his grandfather’s home earlier in the day.

State trooper John Decker then met with the boy and Martha Virbitsky and agreed to sit down with them to discuss Novak’s death. Decker mirandized the boy and reviewed his rights with him and Martha Virbitsky.

The affidavit states that the boy told Decker that he pulled Novak down on the bed and held a cane on her throat and then punched her numerous times. The boy then went to his grandfather and told him that Novak was bleeding from her mouth.

Anthony Virbitsky went to check on Novak and said she was OK. Virbitsky then asked the boy if he had done something to Novak and the boy said “No,” according to the DA’s office.

Anthony Virbitsky then went back to Novak around 11 a.m., found her unresponsive and called 911.

Anthony Virbitsky also stated that after finding Novak unresponsive that he asked the boy again if he had done something to Novak and this time the boy told his grandfather that he had punched Novak and put a cane on her throat.

Police charge boy, 10, with killing 90-year-old woman; say he punched her numerous times. Pocono Record, 10/13/2014.

Cop Breaks Down Door, Shoots Man in the the Back, Kills Him

The Rocky Ford police officer involved in the shooting, James Ashby, is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Sara Lindenmuth is the victim’s sister-in-law. She said Jack Jacquez came home just before 2 a.m.  Then, she said a police officer forced down the front door and the two men started shouting.

“He was standing next to his mom, his back turned toward the officer and then he shot him twice in the back and then pepper sprayed him. Then they handcuffed his fiancé, for reasons I don’t know why. And the mom went to call the cops and the cop took her phone and threw it against the wall,” said Lindenmuth.

Mariah Jacquez said one of the shots fired almost hit her. She said she and her soon-to-be mother-in-law were handcuffed but didn’t know why.

UPDATE: Fiancée of victim in officer-involved shooting says the couple was expecting. KRDO.com, 10/12/1014, 10/14/2014.

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.

Police Cadet Shoots Man at Ex’s House, Injures 2, Shot Dead

Cadet Michael William Little, 21, of Knoxville, was shot and killed after he allegedly gunned down Travis Donald Wegener, 28, of Anderson County, at the home of Little’s ex-girlfriend, police said.

Little also shot his ex-girlfriend and her mother, seriously injuring her mother, at their home, at 5206 Inskip Road, at approximately 11:28 p.m. Friday, police said.

When officers arrived on the scene they discovered four people had been shot. Wegener was pronounced dead at the scene. Little was pronounced dead upon arrival at University of Tennessee Medical Center, authorities said.

…According to the preliminary investigation, Little went to the Inskip Road residence to see his ex-girlfriend. The two had been separated for a couple of weeks. After arriving at the Womack home, Little spoke to the family and Wegener, a family friend, all gathered on the back patio of the residence.

After the conversation Little was walking down the driveway toward his vehicle when he pulled a .45 caliber handgun and shot Ashley’s mother and Wegener.

Little then went to the back of the home and shot Ashley Womack, police said. The teen’s brother, 22-year-old Joshua Womack, tried to protect his family by retrieving a .22 caliber rifle from inside the home. Little was shot more than once during an exchange of gunfire between the two.

Police: Cadet dies after shooting his ex and her mom and killing a family friend. Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/16/2014.

Man Stabs Aunt, Kills Her 6-Month Old, Shot Dead by Police

A six-month old baby died and his mother was in critical condition after a family member stabbed them both on Thursday in a Sacramento suburb, police said.

The 20-year-old alleged assailant, the woman’s nephew, was shot by police and also died, Folsom police spokesman Andrew Bates said.

“The first officer to arrive contacted a male in his early 20′s who was covered in blood and advanced on the officer,” Bates said. “The suspect had just stabbed his aunt and her 6-month old son.”

The officer shot the man once, Bates said. The man, his aunt and the baby were all sent to hospitals, and the baby and the assailant were later pronounced dead, he said.

Their identities were not released on Thursday.

Bates said that investigator were looking into whether the assailant intended to commit “suicide by cop,” Bates said, based on information from witnesses.

Six-month-old baby dies after being stabbed by family member near Sacramento. Reuters/The Raw Story, 8/8/2014.

“I don’t want to die, please don’t kill me”: Grandmother Stabs 7-Year-Old Grandson to Death

Mason Rhinehart and his brother were playing video games in their Killearn Lakes Plantation home Tuesday morning when their grandmother, Martha White, interrupted to say she had a surprise for them.

White, 63, who had been babysitting the boys, then took 6-year-old Mason into the bathroom and locked the door behind her, a probable cause affidavit said. Mason’s brother, age 8, heard him start to cry from behind the door and say, “I don’t want to die, please don’t kill me.”

The boy said he tried to get in the bathroom, but could not. He then called his father and hid, court documents said.

Within five minutes, first responders were on the scene and found Mason lying on the bathroom floor with multiple stab wounds to the chest, said Lt. James McQuaig, LCSO spokesman. Leon County Emergency Medical Services rushed him to the hospital, but Mason did not survive.

…Mason’s brother said he saw White leave the home with a bottle of wine but not before telling him she “had a surprise for him too,” court documents said. McQuaig said Mason’s brother was not injured in the incident.

Deputies identified White as a suspect when they found her covered in blood at the dead end of Valley Creek Drive, about a half-mile away from the boys’ parents’ home in the 7700 block of Bass Ridge Trail. White’s clothing was covered with blood, court documents said. She also had a bottle of wine and a Xanax.

…It is still too early in the investigation to identify a motive for the stabbing, McQuaig said. However, White told deputies she was “fed up.”

8-year-old tried to save brother. Tallahassee Democrat, 8/7/2014.

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.

“If you are going to kill me then go ahead”: Man Tries to Murder Woman over 3 Cookies

When Allen M. Hall’s 49-year-old female roommate ate three Chips Ahoy cookies, that apparently sent him into a frenzy, which almost resulted in her death.

When Hall, 23, threatened to kill his roommate when he discovered she ate the cookies for breakfast, at first she thought he was joking.

But after repeating the threats Hall attacked her, said an affidavit by Decatur patrol officer Joseph Kish.

The incident occurred about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in a house on the 400 block of East Garfield Avenue, where Hall and the roommate had separate bedrooms.

The victim said she was dressing in a bathroom when Hall started pounding on the door, threatening to kill her.

Because she didn’t take the threat seriously she opened the door and told him: “If you are going to kill me then go ahead,” the victim later told police.

Hall shocked her with his violent response.

“Allen grabbed her around the throat with both of his hands and threw her down into the tub,” she told police, said the affidavit. “She hit the back of her head on the tub and this caused a knot on her head.”

Hall then got on top of her “and strangled her to the point she could not speak and was having difficulty breathing.”

The victim’s husband and landlady both arrived on the scene and “had to pull Allen off of her.”

She later told police she believed “Allen would have killed her if (her husband and landlady) had not been there.”

The landlady told police she was in the dining room when she heard “commotion coming from the bathroom.” When she arrived on the scene, Hall was on top of her in the tub, with his hands around her neck “and appeared to be squeezing as hard as he could.”

When the landlady yelled for him to stop, he did not relent, so she grabbed one of his arms. Then she and the victim’s husband pulled Hall off of her.

“If she had not been there she believed Allen would have killed (the victim),” the landlady told police.

During a police interview, Hall explained, “(The victim) told him to kill her, so he charged.”

Man accused of trying to kill woman after she ate cookies. Herald-Review.com, 8/2/2014.

World Gone Bad: 15-Year Old Kills, Decapitates, Cuts Left Hand off Schoolmate: UPDATE

Police who went to the 15-year-old high school girl’s apartment in Sasebo, 900 miles south west of Tokyo, found the bedroom soaked in blood, with the decapitated body of her friend lying on the bed.

The 15-year-old suspect was being interviewed today to establish the reason for the alleged murder.

Police named the victim as Aiwa Matsuko, also 15, who died when she visited the accused schoolgirl’s apartment in Sasebo, in Nagasaki Prefecture, 900 miles south west of Tokyo.

Police alleged that the suspect struck Matsuo on the back of the head more than 10 times with a blunt instrument and while she was unconscious strangled her.

Then as a final act, it is alleged, the suspect, who has not been named because she is a minor, cut off Matsuo’s head and her left hand with a large knife.

…Police found Matsuko’s body lying on the suspect’s blood-soaked bed. The knife and an unspecified ‘blunt instrument’ were lying nearby.

Schoolgirl, 15 ‘beat female classmate to death then confessed to chopping off her head and hand’ in Japan. Daily Mail, 7/28/2014.

UPDATE: Japanese schoolgirl ‘confesses’ to killing classmate. BBC News, 7/29/2014.

Police sources told local media the 16-year-old suspect had returned to her home, where she had been living alone since April, with the victim on Saturday night.

The suspect, who cannot be named as she is a minor, had then struck the back of Matsuo’s head with a tool and strangled her with a rope in her home.

Matsuo’s body was found with her head and left hand severed. Her belly was cut open.

Police sources said they found a hammer and saw at the suspect’s home.

…She also appeared to have posted a number of messages, which include photographs of a bloody hand, on an internet bulletin board.

Police are now investigating these messages which began to emerge around two hours after Matsuo was thought to have died.

The suspect’s mother had died of cancer last year and her father had recently remarried, local media said. According to acquaintances, she was preparing to study abroad.

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World Gone Bad: 15-Year Old Kills, Decapitates, Cuts Left Hand off Schoolmate

Police who went to the 15-year-old high school girl’s apartment in Sasebo, 900 miles south west of Tokyo, found the bedroom soaked in blood, with the decapitated body of her friend lying on the bed.

The 15-year-old suspect was being interviewed today to establish the reason for the alleged murder.

Police named the victim as Aiwa Matsuko, also 15, who died when she visited the accused schoolgirl’s apartment in Sasebo, in Nagasaki Prefecture, 900 miles south west of Tokyo.

Police alleged that the suspect struck Matsuo on the back of the head more than 10 times with a blunt instrument and while she was unconscious strangled her.

Then as a final act, it is alleged, the suspect, who has not been named because she is a minor, cut off Matsuo’s head and her left hand with a large knife.

…Police found Matsuko’s body lying on the suspect’s blood-soaked bed. The knife and an unspecified ‘blunt instrument’ were lying nearby.

Schoolgirl, 15 ‘beat female classmate to death then confessed to chopping off her head and hand’ in Japan. Daily Mail, 7/28/2014.

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