A gunman has killed six people, including four of his children, in a shooting rampage at a Houston, Texas suburb, before surrendering to police Wednesday night following hours-long standoff.
Fox News reported that the suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Ron Lee Haskell. The victims include two boys aged four and 14, two girls aged seven and nine, along with a 39-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman.
Haskell's 15-year-old daughter was also wounded in the shooting, but she was able to call 911, and warned police that the man also planned to go to her grandparents' home. The deputies managed to beat the suspect to the location, however, after which the standoff began. more >>
Matthew Sandusky will reveal to the public for the very first time how his adoptive father, Penn State University coach and convicted felon Jerry Sandusky, sexually abused him throughout his childhood in what could be one of the most explosive and emotionally-charged interviews aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
"In his first television interview since the 2012 conviction of Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, Matthew reveals never-before-heard details of the sexual abuse he experienced as a child at the hands of his adopted father, and why he is choosing to speak out now," according to a press release on the special "Oprah Prime" interview.
While Matthew was not one of the 10 male victims included in the criminal case, he was among 26 victims eventually awarded a financial settlement. Penn State University paid Jerry Sandusky's victims a total of $59.7 million due to the credibility of their accounts of abuse. more >>
A pastor and two members of his small Corona, California, church pleaded guilty Monday to torturing and threatening the life of a 13-year-old boy whose mother had asked them to teach her son how to be a man after he sexually assaulted his 7-year-old sister.
According to a report from The Press Enterprise, Pastor Lonny Lee Remmers, 56, who leads the Heart of Worship Community Church, pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly non-firearm weapon and inflicting corporal injury on a minor.
Two of Remmers' parishioners, Nicholas James Craig, 24, and Darryll Duane Jeter Jr., 30, also pleaded guilty to making criminal threats and inflicting corporal injury on a child. They will serve a year in home confinement and three years probation for their crime in the bizarre case. more >>
An 18-month-old Texas girl was allegedly punched in the face and stomped to death before being buried under a bridge in her diaper last Friday by her 17-year-old mother's boyfriend, who called her the "little demon."
In a shocking report by the Star-Telegram, little Tylea Moore's brutalized body was discovered buried under a bridge in Springtown, Texas, wrapped in a blanket. Her mother, Alexis Botello, had initially reported her missing before confessing to police that it was her boyfriend, Joshua Markus Beard, 20, who had killed her daughter, but noted that "he said he didn't mean to do it."
Beard, who was already in jail on an unrelated charge, was charged with capital murder on Monday. Botello, who helped her boyfriend dig her daughter's grave, has not been charged with a crime. more >>
A man who died while seeking help on the campus of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, Monday was not a member of the congregation, according to the megachurch's pastor Tony Evans.
The man, identified as 43-year-old Linton Wilgus, was found "with puncture wounds to the neck" by a witness who was on campus for an early-morning prayer meeting at the church, according to the Dallas Police Department's media relations manager, Maj. Max Geron.
Wilgus reportedly had pulled his car into the parking lot and spoke to the witness, a church member. When the church member noticed his bloody neck wound, the person entered the church and called 911. more >>
The woman who parked her car on a Montreal-area highway to ensure that a group of ducklings could safely cross the street in 2010 has been found guilty of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter. Emma Czornobaj could face life in prison given the charges brought against her in the case.
Andre Roy, 50, was driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and had his 16-year-old daughter Jessie as a passenger. Roy was driving an estimated 70 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone. He either did not see or was not able to stop in time and smashed into Czornobaj's parked vehicle. His wife, who was following behind Roy in her car, got out and stayed with her husband, who died at the scene. Jessie was pinned beneath Czornobaj's car; she was rescued but later died at the hospital.
"My feelings are that it is time that we go on," Pauline Volikakis, Roy's wife and Jessie's mother, told the court. "This will not bring back my loved ones. I don't wish misfortune on anyone." more >>