knife violence

Man Cuts out Own Eye, Headless Woman and Dead Dogs Found in House

Sgt.Trent Crump, a police spokesman, gave this account of the horrific incident:

A male neighbor knocked on the door of the apartment to check on the 43-year-old suspect, whom he hadn’t seen since the day before. When the man, whose name was not immediately released, answered the door, his left arm was severed at the elbow and his left eyeball was missing.

The neighbor could see that the apartment’s floors and walls were covered in blood and immediately contacted authorities. Officers saw several knives in the residence, and it remains unknown which were used during the slaying and self-mutilation.

When officers arrived, they detained the suspect and entered the apartment. There, they found the woman’s decapitated body inside a walk-in closet. Two dead dogs were also discovered inside the residence.

…The suspect spoke with police officers outside the apartment and indicated that he “killed three family members,” Crump said. It was unknown if the suspect was referring to the woman and the dogs or other relatives, but police are checking on other family members.

Officers find woman’s decapitated body, mutilated dogs in Phoenix. AZCentral.com, 7/25/2015.

Man Chokes, Stabs Wife, Kills Her and Self with Chainsaw–Yes, a Chainsaw

A Montgomery County man killed his wife with a chainsaw before taking his own life inside their Lower Moreland home, the coroner said Wednesday.

Their bodies were found in the couple’s home on Country Lane Tuesday afternoon by their 14-year-old son.

County coroner Walter Hofman says 43-year-old Nicole Peppleman was murdered and 48-year-old Christopher Peppelman committed suicide.

Investigators say it appeared they both had been mutilated by a chainsaw.

The autopsy showed that Nicole died of a gaping wound to the abdomen.

She had also been choked and stabbed in the neck.

Dr. Hofman says Christopher Peppleman died of a self-inflicted gaping wound to the abdomen and right side.

It was the end of a contentious relationship that has stunned the community.

Nicole had been separated from her husband and had been living with the children at her parents’ house in Jenkintown.

It’s not clear why she met her estranged husband at their house Tuesday.

LOWER MORELAND CHAINSAW DEATHS RULED MURDER-SUICIDE. 6ABC.com, 4/1/2015.

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.

“You see that, that’s death”: Man Kills Mother with Gun, Knife, Bow and Arrow

When the deputy arrived, the neighbors said some people had argued next door, where the deputy found Gloria Watkins dead and Watkins wielding a large knife, according to the arrest report. Watkins put down the knife but officers had to use a stun gun after he resisted handcuffing, the report said.

Watkins pointed to his mother and said, “You see that, that’s death,” the arrest report stated. Watkins said he killed his mother because she was going to kill him first, that he shot her in the head three times, stabbed her with a knife and shot her with a bow and arrow, the report said.

Watkins also said he killed his mother because she stole his diamonds and gave his father cancer, according to the report.

Florida man killed mother using gun, bow and arrows: police. Reuters/The Raw Story, 11/30/2014.

“I hacked them to death with a machete”: Man Kills 19-Year Old over “witchcraft”

A 21-year-old Stillwater man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of an area college student who, according to police, was nearly decapitated.

Isaiah Zoar Marin, 21,  is accused of using a “long knife or sword” to kill 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett at an apartment in the 400 block of S. Oakdale in Stillwater.

Police say the two men were “acquaintances” and Crockett was attending class at Northern Oklahoma College, but was planning to transfer to OSU.

On Wednesday afternoon, officers say they received a 911 call from Marin, saying he had just killed someone.

According to an arrest affidavit, Marin told police, “I murdered someone.”

According to the affidavit, he began “rambling about sacrificing and magic.”

Officers found him walking along State Highway 51 in western Stillwater, covered in blood and carrying a knife.

Court records show that after police approached Marin, he said, “I hacked them to death with a machete.”

Marin’s brother, Samuel Marin, told police he and Isaiah were playing a card game and the victim was in the room with them.

The report says Samuel stated Isaiah had been watching YouTube videos related to his Christian beliefs.

During the card game, the affidavit claims Isaiah picked up a large black sword and began swinging it.

Samuel stated he heard a noise “described as the sound of someone getting stabbed. He stated he looked up and saw Jacob stand up and blood gushing from his chest.”

Samuel told police that Isaiah was still holding the knife.

At that point, the witness says he ran from the apartment.

He says Isaiah followed him, trying to calm him down and “would explain why he killed Jacob from letters he would write while he was in prison.”

Samuel told police Crockett and Isaiah had disagreements in the past.

He said Jacob Crockett and his brother, Jesse, “were practicing witchcraft and Isaiah had strong Christian beliefs.”

Graphic: New details released in near-beheading murder of Stillwater teen, one in custody. KFPR.com, 10/31/2014.

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.

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.

World Gone Bad: Woman Stabs Teacher to Death in Front of Children

“This morning, a mother showed up with a knife and stabbed a 34-year-old teacher in front of her students, for reasons that will be determined by the investigation,” Albi [France] prosecutor Claude Derens told AFP.

“When I arrived at the scene they were trying to revive her. She was in cardiac arrest in her classroom,” he said.

The stabbing took place as morning classes began at Albi’s Edouard Herriot primary school, which is attended by 284 students aged from three to 11.

No further details were immediately available…

A spokesman for [Education Minister Benoit] Hamon said he was on his way to the school to show his support, saying the education minister “is deeply shocked by this crime, which plunges the end of the school year into mourning.”

“This tragedy confirms there is a need to fight against violence in and around schools, to protect schools, teachers and students.”

The incident comes amid concerns in France over assaults by parents on teachers, with a study released in April saying nearly half of primary school principals had been verbally or physically abused by parents.

Mother stabs French teacher to death in front of elementary school students. Agence France-Presse/The Raw Story, 7/4/2014.

Bullied 14-Year Old Stabs Ex-Friend to Death in Front of Middle School

The 14-year-old suspect struck back after incessant mental and physical torment from his middle-school peers, including Crump, led to a botched May suicide try with a belt, neighbors said.

His parents’ desperate attempts to win their son a “safety transfer” from Intermediate School 117 failed — as did his dad’s last-ditch plea to the principal on the night before the stabbing.

When Crump began throwing unprovoked punches at Estevez, the latest in an unrelenting avalanche of abuse, the eighth-grader finally snapped Wednesday afternoon.

…Fellow student Raven Spencer, who was standing 3 feet away from the stabbing, said Estevez pulled a 12-inch blade as he stood on the sidewalk outside the Bronx school.

Crump was fatally gashed in the chest before Estevez was grabbed by school safety agents.

“The kid kept hitting me with his fist, so I kept stabbing him four or five times,” a Bronx prosecutor quoted Estevez as telling police.

…Estevez’s tormentors mocked him with homophobic taunts, hacked away his hair, pushed him down stairs and scrawled crude messages on his apartment door, said another neighbor.

“They would say his mama’s a crackhead,” said Erica Jones, 33. “They would say, ‘You’re stupid, you should just kill yourself.’ If he didn’t have that knife, he would have been dead.”

A building employee said the assailants urinated on the family’s apartment door at least a half-dozen times.

…“At one point, Timothy and Noel, they were best friends,” said family friend Milagros Arroyo.

The friendship soon crumbled as Estevez went from pal to pariah. Neighbors said the teen, who feared for his life, tried to hang himself in a closet last month.

…Arroyo said the boy’s mother told her that he worried the bullies were going to kill him.

“They would call the apartment, they would come to the apartment, write on the door. They would constantly harass him,” Arroyo recounted.

Bronx 14-year-old murder suspect bullied over missing iPhone before stabbing: neighbor. NY Daily News, 6/20/2014.

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