Posts Tagged ‘Child Abuse’

Jerusalem (CNN)Mohammed Abu Khedair, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week, died from being burned alive and hit on the head with a blunt object, according to Palestinian General Prosecutor Mohammed al-Auwewy, citing a medical autopsy.

Al-Auwewy said the autopsy discovered traces of smoke inside the lungs of the 16-year-old, indicating that it was inhaled while the fire was burning.

Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said his country is aggressively investigating the killing. “We’ll get to the bottom of it and catch those responsible,” he told CNN on Saturday.

The teenager’s death sparked widespread outrage among Palestinians, many of whom believe he was killed in retaliation for the killing of three Israeli teens. Israeli authorities are investigating who killed Khedair and why, said Netanyahu.


The wife of the white supremacist who was found guilty of murdering a teenage babysitter has pleaded guilty to three felonies for her involvement in the young girl’s death.

Dea Millerberg, 41, whispered “guilty” in a Utah court on June 11 to abuse or desecration of a human body, obstructing justice and acquiring prescription drugs unlawfully, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The victim, Alexis Rasmussen, was a 16-year-old babysitter that Dea confessed to helping her husband kill and dispose of her body as part of her plea deal.

In March, her white supremacist husband, Eric Millerberg, was found guilty of Rasmussen’s murder and was sentenced to up to life in prison.

During his trial, testimony revealed that Millerberg and his wife introduced the teen to a series of drugs, and the night of her death she had sex with him and was injected with methamphetamine and heroin. They found her unresponsive so they took her naked body, put clothes on her and dumped her body miles away from their home.

The “Slenderman” has been linked to yet another violent incident involving an adolescent girl, as a Hamilton, Ohio woman claims her 13-year-old stabbed her multiple times to pay homage to the fictional horror character that made headlines last week for purportedly inspiring the gruesome stabbing of a young girl by two 12-year-old girls, who told police in Wisconsin they did it to gain favor with the character.

”I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask — a white mask,” the woman — who said she suffered nicks to her face, neck and back — told Cincinnati’s WLWT-TV. “She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask.”

A  woman in San Antonio, Texas has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting her 6-year-old son by partially tearing his g*nitals.

According to an FBI complaint, Jennifer Vargas, 34, was arrested on September 27th at the family’s home in Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston. The complaint stated that the mother caused serious bodily injury after she grabbed the boy by his private parts and pulled with enough force to cause a 4-centimeter laceration on his scrοtum.

Instead of seeking medical help the report goes on to state that she cleaned the wound with alcohol and then attempted to patch up the gaping hole by applying superglue to it.

“She applied superglue to the boy’s scrοtum until the bleeding stopped, stuffed his underwear with paper towels and then told him to go to bed. Vargas did not seek any type of medical treatment for the child,” the criminal complaint affidavit read.

Although no specific reason was given as to why the mother resorted to such extreme measure, it has been alleged that she did so in a fit of rage over his behavior. Agents also said that she had admitted to “grabbing the child’s testicles and pulling as hard as she could.”


A father did something in Maryland that nearly every other dad thinks about doing at some point in his life.  He found out that a 42-year old teacher was sending inappropriate text messages to his 15-year old daughter, and then beat him down with a baseball bat.

Police say that the girl’s mother read the messages and considered them “inappropriate for a teacher and a student.”  According to News Net 5, the police were notified at first that there was an issue.   However, they didn’t feel that the matter was serious enough to charge the teacher with a crime.

However, things changed later down the road when the teacher actually showed up to the teenager’s house.   The man asked to speak to the girl’s father, but was told to leave.   However, he wouldn’t go away, so the father smacked him with a baseball bat.

New York criminal complaint released Friday at the arraignment of Kryzie King, 27, with whom the 4-year-old had been staying since mid-December, said the boy had burn marks and abrasions on his head, neck, face and testicles. There were bruises and numerous marks made by an object on his abdomen and legs and wrists — bruises consistent with being restrained — lacerations to his fingers, abrasions to his armpit, and bruises and scars on his back. The child appeared malnourished, the complaint said.

Myls suffered “horrific injuries sustained over a period of days,” New York Police Commissioner William Bratton told reporters.

In a statement, King’s attorney, Bryan Konoski, said: “My client is not charged with homicide at this time and she is presumed to be innocent of allegations against her. I would tell everyone not jump to any conclusions at this time.”

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, police responding to a 911 call found Myles locked in a bathroom at King’s apartment at The Ritz Plaza, a luxury highrise in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan. He appeared battered, was unconscious and unresponsive on the floor, authorities said.

The child was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital at 1:52 p.m.

King told police that on December 29 she removed a hot rack from an oven with a glove and allegedly placed it against the boy’s right leg, leaving linear burn marks, the complaint said. The next day, she told police, she allegedly struck him about his body five to six times with a belt, leaving bruises and scars.

The complaint said King admitted that from December 30 to January 4 she allegedly tied the boy’s wrists and feet together with shoe laces and gagged him with a piece of cloth. She told police that resulted in scaring on his wrists and ankles. On the day she freed him, the complaint said, King allegedly beat him twelve to thirteen times with a belt.

On Tuesday, during subfreezing temperatures, King told police she allegedly locked the the child, wearing only a T-shirt and shorts, outside on a balcony from 20 minutes to an hour, the complaint said. That same day, she allegedly locked the boy inside a dark bathroom for about three hours.

King told authorities that the boy was “being very difficult eating and that the last full meal he ate was on December 26, 2013; after that he would only pick at his food,” the complaint said. The last time the boy ate or drank anything was on January 3.