Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Northern California Man Arrested in Connection with Decapitation of Grandmother in Santa Rosa Residence 

Police have apprehended and charged a 23-year-old man in Northern California in connection with the decapitation murder of his 64-year-old grandmother. Luis Aroyo-Lopez was identified as the prime suspect in what authorities described as a "targeted attack" in Santa Rosa. The gruesome incident unfolded when officers responded to a possible homicide report at the victim's residence, discovering her headless body.

Following the discovery, investigators determined that Aroyo-Lopez had likely fled the scene on foot with his grandmother's head in his possession. A two-day manhunt ensued, involving U.S. Marshals to locate the suspect. The search concluded when a San Francisco Police Department officer recognized Aroyo-Lopez from wanted person bulletins at a downtown transit station, leading to his arrest.

Upon taking Aroyo-Lopez into custody, Santa Rosa Police transferred him to the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility. Authorities also reported seizing multiple weapons at the Santa Rosa residence, which will undergo examination to determine if any were used in the homicide.

The victim's head was discovered near Santa Rosa Creek on Saturday evening and was subsequently brought to the Sonoma County Coroner's Office for identification. Aroyo-Lopez had recently been released from a California prison where he served time for unrelated charges of assault with a deadly weapon and weapons possession. In addition to the murder charge, he faces allegations of violating the terms of his post-release control and has been denied bail. Aroyo-Lopez is currently in custody awaiting court resolution of his case.

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Disturbing Footage Captures Police Rescuing Malnourished and Abused Children Confined in Cages in Las Vegas Residence 

A disturbing video has surfaced, revealing the rescue efforts of Las Vegas police as they intervened to save young children allegedly subjected to abuse, starvation, and confinement in cages by their parents.

According to court transcripts obtained by TV station 8NewsNow, one of the older children was brutally beaten to the point where the father, Travis Doss, expressed concerns to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that the 11-year-old might already be deceased.

Sickening video shows cops rescue starved, beaten kids locked in cages from Las Vegas horror house 

The child reported being forced to share meager food supplies with siblings, going days without eating. A detective involved in the case recalled the child's account, stating that he stole discarded food, arguing that it wasn't theft if the items were from the trash. The child expressed constant hunger, indicating that he had to share a single large fry from McDonald's with all six siblings. The detective revealed that the child claimed to be confined in a cage "all day, every day."

Doss, the father of seven children, has been indicted on 40 charges, including child abuse, according to court records. The distressing bodycam footage from the police shows officers entering a cramped, one-bedroom apartment where they discovered six children aged 2 to 11, left alone with two dogs. Shockingly, two of the children, the 11-year-old boy and his 9-year-old brother, were found crouched inside a padlocked cage typically used for pets.

The 11-year-old exhibited severe injuries, including swollen-shut black eyes, numerous marks, bruises, and emaciation. The child disclosed instances of being beaten with cords, belts, and a pan by his father. Amanda Stamper, the biological mother of the 2-year-old child and stepmother to the others, also faces seven counts of child abuse, as per the indictment.

The LVMPD bodycam footage portrayed a challenging situation, with the children initially refusing to open the door for 15 minutes, following instructions not to admit strangers. After a maintenance worker convinced one of the children to open the door, the police discovered the children in the apartment with dogs.

The video captures the 11-year-old describing how his father had assaulted him inside the cage. Officers can be heard offering reassurance to the children, emphasizing that they are not at fault, and promising to provide assistance. Doss allegedly claimed he had "no choice" when questioned about confining the children in cages.

Contrary to the disturbing circumstances revealed in the footage, Doss, a rapper known as "Trap Montana," showcased a glamorous lifestyle on his Instagram, featuring images of him in exotic cars, mansions, and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Posts from September 2020 depicted Doss enjoying a beach day with his children, while another from June 2019 showed him fishing with four of the children and Stamper. Stamper's public defender argued that she was also a victim of Doss' abuse, pointing to her Instagram posts as potential evidence of her vulnerability to serious mistreatment if she had taken any action against Doss.

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Texas Teacher Dismissed After Transforming Middle School Classroom Into Student 'Fight Ring' 

A Texas substitute teacher is facing investigation and immediate termination after allegedly transforming her classroom into a fighting arena, urging students as young as 12 to engage in physical altercations.

Texas Teacher Charged After Turning Classroom Into A Fighting Ring

Natally Garcia, 24, was swiftly dismissed from her position at Kimbrough Middle School in Mesquite on Wednesday, following the incident captured in shocking footage. Desks were arranged in a circular pattern to create a makeshift "fight ring," where 12- and 13-year-old students participated in physical confrontations, resulting in some sustaining injuries.

The Mesquite Independent School District (ISD) stated, "Her actions are appalling and intolerable." The district disclosed that Garcia not only established rules for the fights but also directed a student to keep watch at the door during the incidents.

Video evidence reveals Garcia instructing the class that she does not want the activities documented, threatening to confiscate cell phones if students were recording. At least four students can be seen engaged in fights, with Garcia audibly setting a timer for the bouts.

Beatriz Martinez, whose daughter recorded the incident, expressed her shock, stating, "I was devastated. I was like, I couldn’t watch the full video. I had to stop it multiple times because I didn’t think it was real. I was like, this must be a prank. This is not real."

Martinez revealed that her daughter's class had experienced Garcia's teaching twice before without incident. Although her daughter was pushed to participate in the impromptu fight club, the class concluded before the situation escalated.

Mesquite ISD disclosed that Garcia was hired on March 6 but was promptly fired after the incident, with no eligibility for rehire. The district's investigation revealed that the substitute teacher actively encouraged students to fight, established rules for the brawls, and assigned a student to monitor the classroom door during the altercations. The school district expressed deep concern over the behavior of an individual entrusted with student supervision and pledged to address the distress felt by the families of the affected students.

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 Critical Moment: Murderer Discovers Discovery of Victim's Body During Live TV Broadcast

disturbing footage from a live news report captures the chilling moment a murderer learns that authorities have located his victim's body.

During this time, Lauren Giddings had been reported missing, prompting her neighbor, McDaniel, to speak to reporters about her character. Unbeknownst to everyone, McDaniel had been covertly stalking Giddings for months. Despite her refusal of a date, she allowed him to stay in touch, confiding in her real friends that he made her feel 'uneasy.'

Murderer Finds Out On Live TV The Body Of The Woman He Killed and Dismemberer was Found

McDaniel's sinister actions included secretly filming outside her bedroom and breaking into her apartment when she was away. On June 26, 2011, he infiltrated her home while she slept, proceeding to murder her through strangulation, dismembering her body, and disposing of it in a bin.

Days later, as Giddings was reported missing, McDaniel, feigning concern, offered to help around her apartment. During an interview with WGXA, he presented himself as a fellow Mercer College student, where he suggested the possibility of her being abducted while running. However, his demeanor drastically changed when the reporter inquired about a recently discovered torso—the precise moment he grasped that the police were closing in on him.

Initially at a loss for words, McDaniel eventually said, "I think I need to sit down." Upon returning, he broke down, denying any knowledge of anyone wanting to harm her. Police had already identified McDaniel as a person of interest, noting his peculiar behavior on camera.

On July 1, he was brought in for questioning, and a search of his home revealed a disturbing assortment, including swords, guns, toilet rolls, and a mask crafted from women's underwear. Additionally, they found the packaging for the hacksaw used in Giddings' dismemberment and the master key to the building's rooms.

His 12-hour interrogation was as bizarre as his appearance, with McDaniel remaining fixed in an odd position and offering minimal responses. In 2014, he finally confessed to the brutal murder, receiving a life sentence with parole eligibility set for 2041. In 2017, McDaniel appealed his conviction, but the appeal was rejected. Currently serving his sentence at Hancock State Prison, he remains confined for this heinous crime.

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

 Identified: Charred Remains in BBQ Pit Belong to Woman Missing Since 2017

The charred skeletal remains discovered in a backyard barbecue pit last July have now been identified as the remains of Miranda Rodriguez.

Miranda Rodriguez, aged 24, had been reported missing in August 2017. The last contact with her was just before Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the city, flooding the area. ABC13 documented her parents' relentless search for her in the aftermath of the storm.

Burned Skeletal Remains Found In BBQ Pit Identified As Woman Missing Since 2017

On July 12, 2022, while a man was hired to tidy up the backyard of a residence on Peach Creek Drive in southeast Houston, he stumbled upon a full skeleton in a built-in BBQ pit. The bones had been subjected to burning, as confirmed by investigators. At the time, the man expressed to ABC13 the eerie feeling of discovering what seemed like a forgotten soul that had remained unnoticed until then.

The process of identification spanned almost a year, with Houston police officially notifying Rodriguez's father over the weekend. A family member, speaking to ABC13, conveyed their shock, emphasizing that they had always held onto hope for Miranda's safe discovery.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, after an extensive examination, has labeled both the cause and manner of death as "undetermined."

As of now, the police state that the investigation is still ongoing, leaving unanswered questions surrounding the circumstances leading to Miranda Rodriguez's tragic end.

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 Tragedy Strikes as Gunman Kills Five in Texas Home

In a chilling incident described as "execution style," a suspect armed with an AR-15 style rifle has claimed the lives of five individuals in a Texas residence, leaving a community in shock.

The alleged perpetrator, identified as 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza by the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office, is currently the subject of an intense manhunt. The FBI's Houston Field Office is aiding in the search for Oropeza, who is considered armed and dangerous. An arrest warrant has been issued, accompanied by a $5 million bond.

8-Year-Old Among Five People Killed In Execution-Style Murder Spree In San Jacinto Texas

The horrifying events unfolded on Friday night at approximately 11:31 p.m. local time in Cleveland, about 55 miles north of Houston. Authorities responded to a call reporting harassment, discovering multiple victims with gunshot wounds at the scene. Among the deceased were three females and two males, including an 8-year-old boy. Disturbingly, two female victims were found in a bedroom, shielding two surviving children. Although three minors were located unharmed, they were covered in blood and subsequently transported to a local hospital.

The tragedy reportedly stemmed from a dispute with neighbors who had requested the suspect to cease firing his gun in the front yard, citing a sleeping baby. San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers revealed that the situation escalated swiftly, with victims attempting to shield their children from harm.

All the victims, originally from Honduras, were shot from the neck up, described as "almost execution style." The suspect believed to be intoxicated at the time, was captured on a Ring doorbell entering the residence with a weapon. The ongoing manhunt has revealed abandoned personal items, including a cell phone and clothing. Authorities fear the suspect could be anywhere, emphasizing the urgency of apprehension.

Oropeza is described as a 5-foot-8 Hispanic man with a goatee and short black hair, last seen wearing jeans, a black shirt, and work boots. Investigators have disclosed that he is known to shoot a .223 rifle in his front yard, evident from recovered shell casings.

The victims have been identified as Sonia Argentina Guzman (25), Diana Velazquez Alvarado (21), Julisa Molina Rivera (31), Jose Jonathan Casarez (18), and Daniel Enrique Laso Guzman (8). The suspect's wife is being interviewed, and two additional weapons were found during a search of the residence.

Community members are advised to stay clear of the crime scene, and the investigation continues. The San Jacinto County Democratic Party canceled a scheduled fundraiser, opting for a prayer vigil in solidarity with the grieving community.

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 Fox Host Grills Trump with a Tough Question

In a recent Fox News interview on Monday, former President Donald Trump provided a perplexing defense in response to his recent indictment, where he defended his right to retain sensitive documents. The 37-count indictment focuses on Trump's decision to keep classified national security documents after leaving the White House, and he was arraigned in a Miami court last week.

Fox Host Brutally Destroys Trump with Devastating Question

During the interview, Trump claimed, "I have every right to have those boxes," asserting that the documents were declassified. However, the indictment contradicts this claim. Trump's statements, marked by confusion and meandering responses, not only presented a convoluted defense but may have inadvertently supported some of the charges against him. By acknowledging that he possessed the documents and had reasons for not promptly returning them, Trump inadvertently confirmed allegations of mishandling classified materials.

The interview also delved into Trump's clash with host Bret Baier on various topics, including false claims about the 2020 election results and criticisms from former administration members. The interview revealed several key takeaways, addressing both the document case and Trump's potential plans for a second term.

When questioned about why he didn't return sensitive documents to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Trump explained that he wanted to retrieve personal belongings and cited being busy as the reason for the delay. This admission is significant, as legal experts note that it indicates Trump knowingly held onto information he was asked to return, potentially strengthening the case against him.

In the indictment, a recording suggests Trump mentioned possessing sensitive information about attack plans on Iran, but in the interview, Trump denied referring to or having a classified document. This apparent contradiction may pose challenges for his defense.

Baier pressed Trump on criticism from former Cabinet members who are now challenging him in the 2024 Republican primary. This highlighted the unusual scenario where former allies have become vocal critics.

Addressing concerns about winning over independent women voters, Trump reiterated false claims of winning the 2020 election and suggested cheating on the other side. Baier refuted these claims, emphasizing the lack of evidence for widespread fraud.

Legal experts argue that Trump's comments during the interview could be detrimental to his case. His failure to provide a coherent defense, coupled with statements that could strengthen the prosecution's case, may impact the trial expected later this year. Trump's admission to obstructing justice by taking time to review the documents may become crucial evidence in court, according to legal analysts.

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Saturday, December 16, 2023

 "Undercover Pursuit: Unmasking the Glue and 'Tap' Thief Scam Targeting a Victim at Chase Bank ATM"

A novel ATM scam has emerged, targeting Chase Bank customers in San Francisco. In this deceptive ploy, criminals applied glue to the card reader, compelling victims to use the tap feature and subsequently draining their accounts. Despite falling prey to this scheme, customers faced denial from the bank when filing claims.

EXCLUSIVE: Chase Bank ATM victim goes undercover to prove he was scammed by glue and 'tap' thief

Joey Mularky, a victim of this scam, decided to take matters into his own hands after the bank rejected his claim. Recounting the incident, Mularky described how he encountered a glued card slot at a Chase Bank ATM. A helpful stranger advised him to tap his card, purportedly due to a malfunction. Unbeknownst to Mularky, this set the stage for the scammers.

Upon returning to the same ATM, Mularky withdrew $60, only to notice the same individual present again. Sensing something amiss, he proceeded with another withdrawal, and the suspicious man approached closely. The aftermath revealed multiple unauthorized withdrawals totaling $1,640 from Mularky's account.

Several other victims shared similar experiences, recounting encounters with the glued card reader and subsequent unauthorized transactions. Despite the victims' pleas, Chase Bank dismissed their claims, asserting that there was no evidence of a scam. The bank contended that customers had authorized the withdrawals.

Frustrated by the lack of assistance, Mularky undertook his investigation. He observed the same suspect lingering near the ATM and covertly recorded a video of the individual engaging in the scam with someone else. However, even armed with this evidence, Chase Bank initially refused to acknowledge it as proof of Mularky's victimization.

Upon media intervention, Chase Bank reviewed Mularky's case and issued a refund. The bank extended similar restitution to other scam victims but remained silent on its investigative processes. Chase Bank vaguely mentioned implementing changes to its ATMs for customer protection without specifying the nature of these modifications.

Victims speculated that scammers might have observed their PIN entries by exploiting the close proximity during transactions or employing hidden cameras. While relieved to have his money returned, Mularky stressed the importance of thorough investigations and adherence to legal requirements.

Consumer advocates emphasized the significance of banks incorporating surveillance video evidence in their investigations, as mandated by law. The incident sheds light on the vulnerabilities of current ATM systems and underscores the need for robust security measures to protect customers from evolving scams.

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