A photo has finally surfaced of Derek Ward, the 35-year-old man who decapitated his own mother, 66-year-old Patricia Ward, on Tuesday evening, kicking her head into a Farmville, New York, street before jumping in front of an oncoming train and taking his own life. In the photo, Derek appears almost angelic, no sinister energy behind his gaze. And, while many have been quick to portray Derek as a monster, those close to him insist he was simply a troubled man fighting a mental illness and that, due to some systematic hiccups regarding our medical system, he was not receiving proper treatment. His actions may have been monstrous, but he himself was no monster. If anything, he, too, was a victim.
Though Terrell Cowherd hadn't seen his estranged 11-year-old daughter Anahlia Cowherd in years, something told him to Google her name Tuesday morning. A search for Anahlia's name turned up a series of disturbing blog posts written by the young girl, the last had gone up Monday evening and was titled, "Help…Me…" In it, the preteen reveals her grandfather threatened to take her life. "He actually threatened to KILL my family," she writes. "Right now I'm in my mom's room, the door locked, my dog close, my brother here, my Grandpa somewhere, my Grandma is not home. My mom is coming…I'm so scared." Confused and disturbed, Cowherd contacted the Seattle Police Department to tell them of his findings. However, it appeared they had their own piece of troubling news to share with him. Anahlia was dead. Her grandfather killed her.
I really don't understand these people that go around killing pregnant women. Seriously, what kind of person would even think of doing something like that? Well one 21-year-old man from Florida was recently arrested for just that. Chekingson Sinclar apparently shot his 24-year-old pregnant wife of seven months in the back of the head. Can you believe that? But you'll never guess what this psychopath did next!
The shootings in a Washington State high school claimed their third victim. This is just so very sad. In case you missed the backstory, a community in Washington State was left reeling when an armed teenager gunned down five students at a local high school before turning the .40-caliber pistol on himself. The gunman was Jaylen Fryberg, a 14-year-old student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, where the murderous melee occurred. According to witnesses, Jaylen walked into the cafeteria on Friday walked into the cafeteria at Marysiville-Pilchuck High School Friday, and opened fire on a group of students that included two of his own cousins, as well as a young girl who he was rumored to have had a crush on.
Kayelisa Martin, a young mother who must have been delirious, killed her 14-month-old baby and then carried him around for a day without anybody noticing. She even took the body to a police station in Canton, Ohio, where she filled out an accident report and not a single cop realized the baby was dead.
How is that even possible?
This little angel was not the intended victim of this drive-by shooting, but her family is mourning her tragic death. Six-year-old Angel Hooper was buying bubble gum with her dad Booker Hooper at a local convenience store in Kansas City on Friday evening when the routine trip took a turn for the worse. An unidentified person in a passing car fired shots and killed little Angel in the 7-Eleven parking lot. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died shortly after. Now cops are scanning surveillance videos to catch the murderer.
Jeida Torres, a beautiful 3-year-old girl, was brutally beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend on Saturday because she accidentally went potty in her pants. Jeida and her 5-year-old brother, Andrew, were in the care of 20-year-old Kelsey Smith while their mother, Kimberly Torres, was at work. Someone called the police after hearing chilling screams coming from an apartment in a Brooklyn, New York homeless shelter. By the time police arrived on the scene, Jeida was unconscious.
Italian police suspect former nurse Daniela Poggiali may have taken dozens patients to an early grave, because she reportedly found their worried family members to be super annoying. What a sicko! The 42-year-old Italian "nurse Ratched" was arrested Friday as part of an investigation into the mysterious death of an elderly patient who police believe Poggiali may have injected with a lethal dose of potassium chloride. Sickening, right? Well, that's not even the half of it. According to local authorities, Poggiali may be responsible for up to 38 patients' deaths, including one patient with whom she took a selfie after they passed away. ¡Qué desgraciada!
On March 27 of this year 18-year-old Kevin Davis murdered his mother and then had sex with her corpse. The details are profoundly horrifying and the reason we even know them is because Davis doesn't even seem to be human, he talks about what he did as if it were any old thing. He says, "I don't have standards, I don't have morals. A body's a body--a piece of meat." It's hard to believe that this story could get any worse, but it does.
Kelly Ecker and George "Scott" Samson were wrapping up their wedding ceremony in Indiana, Ohio when the couple started arguing about their pre-nup. Somehow the about- to-be newlyweds didn't discuss the terms of the money until that moment. After the ceremony was over, the couple and their guests headed to their home for the reception. Witnesses say the couple kept arguing, making the guess uncomfortable. Soon after the last guest left, the groom grabbed a gun, shot his wife and then shot himself.