Krystle El Khatib Accused Of Trying To Kill Her Children With Poisoned Apple Juice


Bond has been set at $1.5 million for a suburban mother.

Krystle-El-KhatibKrystle El Khatib, 29, of Schiller Park, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice because she was angry with their father.

According to prosecutors, El Khatib crushed up benzodiazepine pills, an anti-anxiety drug, into some apple juice, and forced her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter to drink two glasses each. She threatened to hit her son if he didn’t do so.

Then, they say she tried kill herself with a similar cocktail.

Authorities say the 9-year-old boy woke up the following day, vomiting, and was able to get in touch with his father.

The children were taken to an area hospital, treated for poisoning and released into the custody of their father.

El Khatib was later found at her home by police and also taken to the hospital.

At the hospital, a criminal complaint against El Khatib says she “told a social worker at the hospital that she brought her kids into this world and she can take them out.”

Mother Charged With Burning Newborn Baby To Death


A young South Jersey mother is in jail, charged with the burning death of her newborn baby Friday night.

Hyphernkemberly-DorvilierAuthorities say 22-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier of Pemberton Township, Burlington County doused her newborn baby with a flammable liquid then set the child on fire in the middle of a road.

It happened around 11 p.m. along Simontown Road. Police arrived and quickly extinguished the flames.

“It just puts life into perspective,” says Dave Joseph, who lives nearby.

Joseph saw the small fire from his window and went to investigate.

“We actually didn’t think it was a baby, we just thought it was a fire, somebody dumping everything down there, but when we found out what it was, it was just a nightmare.”

The infant was airlifted to St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia and died two hours later. Dorvilier was taken into custody at the scene.

“She was hiding,” Joseph said. “She was trying to defy what it was. I had her on the ground. I was holding her down because she tried to get away.”

She has been charged with one count of Murder and is being held on $500,000 bail.

Family friend Cameron Williams describes Dorvilier and her family as “loving” and says they have no idea what prompted the crime:

“They’re doing the best they can under the circumstances. There’s a lot of people praying for them. We’re praying for them, my family is praying for them.”

Details of the baby’s birth are unavailable at this time. An autopsy is expected to be performed in the near future.

Neighbors set up a small memorial Saturday night at the scene of the crime for the child they never knew.

The Burlington County Prosecutors office is now tasked with figuring out what happened and why.

Daniela Villarreal, 17, Accused Of Beating Her 26-Day-Old Son To Death


Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Wednesday they have charged a teen mother in the death of her infant son.

Daniela-VillarrealDaniela Villarreal, 17, was charged with murder and felony child abuse in the death of her son, Luis Miguel Jr., who was born Dec. 11. He was less than a month old when he died Tuesday, police said.

Police said they responded to a call for an unresponsive infant at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Canterwood Drive. Medic took the baby to Carolinas Medical Center-University, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives determined that the infant was physically assaulted, which led to his death, CMPD said.

Villarreal voluntarily came in to speak with police Tuesday night, and was charged in the case following the interview, police said.

Erika Murray, Mom In Dead Infants Case, Faces Murder Charges


A Massachusetts woman charged with two counts of murder after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home faces arraignment.

Erika MurrayThirty-one-year-old Erika Murray is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Worcester Superior Court. Murray originally was charged with fetal death concealment after the remains were found in her Blackstone home in September. She pleaded not guilty and was held on $1 million bail. She was indicted on the murder charges earlier this month.

The house was infested with rodents and insects, piled high with dirty diapers and contained dead animals. Workers in hazmat suits spent days cleaning out the house, which later was demolished. Murray’s lawyer has said she has mental health issues and there’s no evidence she caused the deaths of the babies.

Mom overdoses on heroin with child in car


Police said a mother overdosed on heroin with a 6-year-old child in her car.

Officers responded to the Walgreens on Main St. at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

14e72naEMT’s were providing medical treatment to a female who was inside of a parked vehicle in the parking lot. Also inside of the vehicle was a small child. The female was given Narcan for a heroin overdose.

Officers were then able to speak with the female subject who was identified as Laura Pelleteri, 45, of Manchester. The child was identified as Pelleteri’s 6-year-old son.

Officers asked Pelleteri for contact information of a family member to pick up her son while Pelleteri was transported to the hospital for additional treatment.

Pelleteri informed the officer that the name and phone number of her son’s father was in her cell phone’s contact list.

Pelleteri informed the officer to retrieve her phone inside of her purse. When officers opened the purse to get the cell phone, they observed two small bags of what appeared to be heroin.

The substance was field tested and did test positive for heroin.

After receiving medical treatment, Pelleteri was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled drug and endangering the welfare of a child.

The child was released to the custody of his father.

Lindsey Blansett Allegedly Stabbed Son To Death “Because He Would Be Better Off In Heaven”


Lindsey-BlansettA 33 year-old Wellington woman, Lindsay Nicole Blansett, is being charged with murder in the first degree after allegedly killing her 10 year-old son late Sunday night.

The formal complaint filed by county attorney Kerwin Spencer says the woman “intentionally and with premeditation” killed her son, Caleb Blansett. Charges were filed about 4:30 p.m.

The complaint goes on to say that the woman “decided the boy would be better off in heaven than to face the world’s problems.”

It further alleges she took a rock and a knife into the bedroom where the boy was sleeping. She is accused of hitting him with the rock and then stabbing him in the chest with a knife.

“That is what we intend to prove,” Spencer said.

There is a court appearance set for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sumner County Courthouse.

The charge is murder in the first degree, which carries a potential life in prison sentence, Spencer said.

Police answered a 911 call just before midnight, and found the boy. The woman was in the house and taken into custody.

Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said he was awaiting an autopsy report, which was conducted in Wichita Monday.

The house is on the corner at 902 W. 7th Street in Wellington. Police had the area taped off and had several police cars and a trailer at the scene Monday morning. Police we wearing protective gear and carrying bags out of the house.

The child was a student at Lincoln Elementary School. Another child, a nine year-old girl, was taken into protective custody and later released to family members.

School officials confirmed that a student from Lincoln Elementary School had  died. Counselors are being made available to students at the school as needed, a school official said.

Tracy said as far as he knew, there were no drugs involved in the incident, and no other illegal activity. He also said there were no other suspects.

Starla McCabe Accused Of Selling Nude Photos Of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter


A mother with a history of drug abuse is accused of taking and selling nude photos of her grade school-aged child.

1453351Starla Rae McCabe, 45, of Perry, was charged Dec. 4 in 1st District Court with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.

In March, a relative discovered nude photographs of the child on the child’s Nintendo DSI, according to a search warrant affidavit. Three days later, the child was interviewed by the Division of Child and Family Services and told a caseworker that McCabe had taken “loads” of pictures of the child “without any clothes on,” the affidavit states.

The child told investigators that the “mother would then show the pictures to men,” according to the affidavit. The child also said the mother “printed the pictures and sold them to people for $100,” another court document states.

The Nintendo was turned over to the Garland City Police Department, which turned it over to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office in November. A total of 19 pornographic pictures were found on the Nintendo, police said.

McCabe was interviewed by detectives on Nov. 26. She told investigators she took pictures of her child’s genitals to show the child “what it looks like,” then declined to answer other questions about the photos, a detective wrote.

According to court records, she pleaded guilty in April to drug possession, a third-degree felony, attempted child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In May, McCabe was given a suspended prison sentenced and placed on 36 months of probation. As part of her probation she was ordered to undergo drug addiction treatment.

In that case, the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on McCabe’s residence in Garland and found “a complete drug kit, including syringes and meth” in the bathroom, according to a probable cause statement filed in 1st District Court.

Meth was also located in a drawer of a computer stand in the living room, according to court documents. A child was found sleeping on a couch next to the stand. It was not known if it was the same child who is the alleged victim in the current sexual exploitation case.

After her arrest on the new charges, a judge found her in violation of her probation and ordered her held in the Box Elder County Jail pending her next hearing.

McCabe also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted endangerment of a child or elderly adult and possession of drug paraphernalia in 2010. She was ordered at that time to complete drug and mental health treatment. Six months after she was sentenced, McCabe was found to be in violation of her probation, according to court records.

In 2009, a man took out a protective order against McCabe for an undisclosed reason, according to court records. In 2006, she was convicted of child abuse and placed on 36 months probation and ordered to undergo random drug testing as well as complete drug and mental health treatment. McCabe was also ordered to complete a parenting class. Six months later she was found to be in violation of her probation.