Arthur Morgan III will spend the rest of his life behind bars for taking the life of his 2-year-old daughter by throwing her, still alive, into a creek while she was strapped into her weighted car seat. Morgan apologized before being led away, but not for murdering the little girl.
"I want to say I'm sorry for the deterioration of what I thought was a beautiful friendship between the two of us that blossomed into a daughter," Morgan told Tierra's mother, Imani Benton. "For anybody that was truly affected by this, I hope we can all heal from this situation, knowing Tierra is in a better place."
The case shocked the New Jersey town of Freehold after details were released about the heinous crime. Morgan III took Tierra, strapped her into her car seat and weighed the seat down with a tire jack before throwing her into a creek in November 2011. more >>
"Teen Mom 2" star Chelsea Houska is working hard to keep daughter Aubrey safe, even if that means keeping her away from her father. Adam Lind was arrested for driving with a revoked driver's license earlier this month, and was involved in a sever car crash that almost cost him his life. Now Houska wants there to be a stronger custody agreement.
"Chelsea hasn't talked to Adam since he got released from jail. Chelsea and Adam are going to have to go back to the lawyers and stuff to figure out a new agreement," a friend of the couple told Radar Online. "Chelsea hasn't talked to her attorney yet but she is going to set up a meeting within the next week or so."
According to the source, it came as no surprise that Lind was arrested again, especially for driving with a revoked license. The source noted that "it was just a matter of when he would get caught. It seems like he will never learn." more >>
A woman who claims to have been kidnapped by Isidro Garcia 10 years ago has escaped and is now telling her story, though she refuses to be identified by the media. The woman is grateful that God has been with her and her family, even though she has been through hell in the past 10 years.
In 2004, the then-15-year-old was kidnapped by her mother's friend, Garcia, after he assaulted her mother. He then kidnapped the teen while she was walking in a nearby park. Garcia was kept in a locked garage at a house in Compton, California. She was beaten, raped, and told that her parents were not looking for her and if she tried to escape, she and her family would be deported.
A woman in California has been arrested and accused of murdering her three young girls at their home in Torrance. Carol Coronado has been accused of killing her three daughters, ranging in age from 3 years to 2 months old.
Authorities responded to a call at Coronado's home and found several knives along with the bodies of the three little girls. Coronado was naked and covered in blood, holding one of the knives. She was wrapped in a blanket by police and transported to a local hospital for evaluation before being moved to the Carson Sheriff's Station.
The execution for Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew was stayed indefinitely after the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decided that there was simply too much risk involved in the execution. Bucklew was scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. last night and, up until a few hours before the procedure, fully believed the execution would be carried out.
"We conclude that there is a substantial likelihood that Bucklew will succeed on his claim that the current execution protocol as applied to him presents an 'objectively intolerable risk of harm' in that it is 'sure or very likely to cause … needless suffering,'" judges Michael Melloy and Kermit Bye wrote in their ruling.
Bucklew suffers from a medical condition that causes tumors in his face, head and throat that could rupture if touched or struck at all. That could cause painful bleeding and suffocation if the execution was not carried out in a very specific way, which the Missouri execution team had not studied or even put any money towards learning about. more >>
A Seattle lawyer got 25 years behind bars Monday for raping five massage therapists at several Asian massage parlors in the area from 2011 to 2012. Danford Grant, a prominent attorney and married father of three children, researched his victims online before attacking and raping the women, sometimes at knifepoint.
The Seattle lawyer's 25-year sentence— five years per victim— is one of the stiffest penalties possible for the offenses. Grant pleaded guilty on May 9 to five counts of third-degree rape with one count of first-degree burglary and read a letter apologizing to his victims during his sentencing, SeattlePI.com reported.
"I know that I should be punished and prison is a just punishment and I willingly submit to prison as my punishment," Grant said in a statement during sentencing. "Although the truth about what I did is dramatically different than what was alleged, I do not minimize my real wrongs and my apology for those particular wrongs is genuine and heartfelt." more >>