Teen Decapitated Aiwa Matsuko, 15, Because She Wanted To Dissect Someone

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Thought I would mix things up a bit and post a story from Japan where a 15-year-old girl murdered and decapitated her classmate in her bedroom.

Aiwa-MatsukoPolice responded to an apartment in Sasebo after the parents of 15-year-old Aiwa Matsuko called to report their daughter had texted to say she was visiting a friend, but never returned after later texting she was on her way home.

When police arrived at the apartment where Matsuko had visited, they found her decapitated body lying on a bed in her friend’s blood-soaked bedroom. Her unidentified friend, also 15, admitted she’d repeatedly struck Matsuo on the back of the head with a blunt instrument before strangling her with a cord.

She then used a large knife to cut off the girl’s head and her left hand. The motive? She allegedly stated she had “wanted to dissect” someone. Police say the accused lived alone in the apartment and do not suspect anyone else was involved in Matsuko’s murder.

Sasebo is is the same fishing village where 12-year-old Satomi Mitarai was stabbed to death by an 11-year-old female classmate in 2004. The accused admitted to slitting Mitarai’s throat in an empty classroom after arguing over a message Mitarai had left about her on the Internet.

I’m not exactly sure what the statistics are for juvenile crimes of this nature in Japan, but the people there have long been calling for some changes be made to the way they handle juveniles who commit heinous crimes such as this. Generally, lawmakers emphasize rehabilitation over punishment, treating teenage offenders as wayward rather than evil.

Personally, I think the recent juvenile punishment reforms in Japan are the result of knee-jerk reactions caused by media hype and public outrage, as crimes like this are not common in Japan. In 2011 it was reported the juvenile arrest rate in Japan was 13 per 1,000 people, with vicious crimes accounting for only 1% of these.

As evident by the comments left on our own news articles involving juvenile offenders, Americans seem to have an opposite attitude than Japan – often hoping kids are ass-raped in prison as punishment for their crimes instead of trying to get at the real root of the problem.

I felt the same at one time, but after a decade of writing these stories I have come to the conclusion that, when talking about juvenile offenders, rehabilitation is more important than satisfying the public’s demand for an anus for an eye.

I know a lot won’t agree with me, but it just makes sense that society fairs better having a juvenile offender released as a productive member of society, not an ass-raped criminal. But, whatever.

Leonel Rodriguez Accused Of Impregnating His 12-Year-Old Daughter

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A 39-year-old pizza cook is facing a sexual assault charge after impregnating his 12-year-old stepdaughter, police said Tuesday.

Leonel-RodriguezLeonel Bartolo Rodriguez was arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday after he was extradited from New York, where a family relative reported the assault to police, according to a statement from Stamford police.

Rodriguez, a native of Guatemala who was employed at a Hope Street restaurant, was also charged with one count of risk of injury to a minor.

Police said the girl told her mother earlier this month that she was not feeling well and experiencing cramps. When her mother took her to a doctor, it was determined she was pregnant, and the doctor notified the stateDepartment of Children and Families. The girl was reluctant to disclose any information about the pregnancy at the time, police said.

A day later, the girl traveled with Rodriguez and her mother to visit an aunt in Queens, police said. During the visit, the girl told the aunt that her stepfather had molested her on several occasions and caused the pregnancy.

The aunt called New York City police and Rodriguez was taken into custody. New York City police notified Stamford police on July 19 and an investigation was immediately launched involving the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Child Guidance Center’s Sexual Abuse Response Team and DCF.

Police obtained a warrant for Rodriguez’s arrest and he was charged in New York as a fugitive from justice until he was picked up by Stamford police at Queens Superior Court last week.

The arrest warrant has been ordered sealed, and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Maureen Ornousky asked that Rodriguez’ address not be published in order to shield the identity of the victim.

Although Rodriguez made no plea at his arraignment Monday morning, he was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bond by Judge Erika Tindall. He was assigned the courthouse’s second most-senior public defender, Howard Ehring,

Two Teens Sentenced To Prison For Carving Swastika Into Teen’s Forehead

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Four teens are looking at some serious charges after being accused of kidnapping and torturing one of their classmates.

Police say during a snowstorm on February 10, Jenna Montgomery, 15, lured 16-year-old Dustin Murrain into a shed behind a house. Murrain told police he had met Montgomery earlier that day at David Douglas High School, where they both attended school.

According to Murrain’s account, once he walked into the shed he encountered three teen boys and realized he had fallen for one of the oldest tricks in the book.

First he was struck in the head with a crowbar before being ordered to take off his shirt. Then 15-year-old Blue Kalmbach allegedly shot Murrain in the chest, groin and index finger with a BB gun. Kalmbach then carved a swastika into Murrain’s forehead with a box-cutter and forced Murrain to eat cat shit.

After having his iPod stolen, Murrain escaped the shed and fled to a nearby auto service shop for help. Police were called and Murrain was taken to OHSU Hospital for treatment.

Police were able to apprehend the suspects quickly and brought them in for questioning. Montgomery spilled the beans, admitting she and the boys came up with a plan to torture Murrain the night before, using her as bait to get him inside the shed.

Kalmbach would admit to shooting Murrain, carving the swastika into his forehead and forcing him to swallow down a cat turd. Jess Taylor, 17, admitted he’d held a BB air rifle on Murrain to keep him from escaping.

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Montgomery, Kalmbach, Taylor, and 14-year-old Shane Connell were arrested and charged with second-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping, criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery. All four have entered not guilty pleas to the allegations.

Because of his age, Connell’s case will remain in juvenile court. The rest will be prosecuted as adults. A grand jury is hearing the case and is expected to return an indictment by Tuesday.

Police said the Murrain may have been targeted because of his possible bullying, and that his attackers were retaliating against him. Murrain’s mother said even if that were true, it didn’t justify what the teens are accused of doing to him.

“There’s no understanding what they did,” she said. “Every time he looks in the mirror he’s gonna have that memory,” she said. Which I assume was kind of the point of carving the swastika in his forehead.

Woman slits husbands throat, claims she was dreaming of filleting a fish

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A Dillonvale woman charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after authorities say she claimed she was dreaming about filleting a fish when she sliced her husband’s throat in his sleep went before a Jefferson County judge for her arraignment Monday.

JJON0728_5149 (1)ond was set at half a million dollars for Judy Jones, 44, in a shocking case of domestic violence that authorities say could have ended in murder if the couple’s daughter hadn’t acted.

“She made threats that she was going to kill him,” Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said. “And she almost did early Saturday morning. So she’s been charged now with the prosecutor handling the case got her charged with felony 1s and 2 for attempted murder and aggravated assault.”

This all happened at the family’s home at 19 2nd Street in Dillionvale and Abdalla said this isn’t the first time Judy Jones thought about killing her husband. Abdalla says Jones’ daughter told investigators her mother had been planning this for about a year, and that 16-year old girl’s call to 911 immediately after it happened likely saved her father’s life. Thomas Jones, 49, is in the hospital recovering. “He’s got stitches from almost (ear to ear) so we just have to wait for it to go through the court system,” Abdalla said.

Investigators said Judy Jones eventually changed her story and admitted trying to kill her husband. She told the court she can’t afford a lawyer. She’ll be back in court again Wednesday afternoon.

Man held after ejaculating on female Metro passenger

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A MAN has been detained for ejaculating on a woman passenger in a Metro train, police said yesterday.

The woman got on a Metro Line 2 train at Jing’an Temple Station during morning rush hour last Thursday. She was aware of a man standing close to her back, and he got off the train in a hurry at Jiangsu Road Station. There she discovered liquid over her shorts and legs. She reported the incident to police, and was told the next day that a suspect had been held. Metro police said they viewed surveillance camera footage and found the suspect, surnamed Fang, on Friday afternoon. The 26-year-old admitted committing the act and was detained for sexual assault, said police.

Old news: Upskirt photos. New news: Upskirt panty removal

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355555An Alexandria man is in jail on charges that he sexually battered a woman inside a CVS Pharmacy Wednesday.

Alexandria police were called to the pharmacy in the 3100 block of Duke Street about 2:30 p.m. and arrested Abayneh Yemer, 25.

Police say Yemer reached under the woman’s skirt and tried to remove her underwear.

Yemer is charged with sexual battery and attempted object penetration and was held without bond.

If your wife is a “messy” housekeeper, should you stab her 84 times and put a pig mask on her face

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A jury convicted a New Jersey man on Wednesday of murdering his ex-wife, who he called a messy housekeeper and whose body was found stabbed 84 times and wearing a pig mask.

594-1y0Um.Em.55Jurors deliberated less than five hours before reaching their verdict in the trial of Anthony Novellino, 67, who prosecutors said used an 8-inch kitchen knife to slay Judith Novellino, 62, in June 2010.

He faces life in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 12.

As the jury forewoman read the verdict in Morris County Superior Court, Novellino sat impassively. He was found guilty of all charges, including murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, hindering his own apprehension and tampering with evidence.

Judith Novellino was killed in her former home in Denville, New Jersey, when she came back to retrieve some of her belongings soon after they divorced.

“Hopefully, Judy Novellino’s family can now have some sense of solace that the defendant was convicted of this heinous crime,” Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a statement after the verdict.

Anthony Novellino’s attorney, Michael Priarone, who said he would not be representing Novellino after his sentencing, declined to comment on the jury decision or on why he would no longer represent his client. He said Novellino has a right to appeal the verdict.

In her closing argument on Tuesday, Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Margaret Calderwood said the pig mask that Novellino placed on the face of his ex-wife’s body signaled a deliberate state of mind that warranted a jury verdict of murder.

“You don’t methodically go to the closet and pull out a pig mask and put it on her” without being fully aware of your actions, she said.

Priarone in his closing argument asked the jury to find that his client suffered a kind of temporary insanity, which could have reduced a murder charge to manslaughter.

Attorneys for both sides said Anthony Novellino had emailed photos of the unkempt condition of the home to friends and relatives and had complained that Judith Novellino kept a sloppy home, which was a sticking point in their divorce proceedings.

Perhaps storing your methadone in a baby bottle is not the best idea

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4304337_GA Johnston mother faces felony child abuse charges after police say she accidently fed her baby from a bottle she had used to store methadone.

Police say the 6-month-old girl was unresponsive when she was brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital on July 10th, but has recovered.

They say 27-year-old Carissa Manning told them she accidently mixed baby formula with her prescription drug in the bottle. She called 911 after the girl become cold and would not wake up.

Manning was arraigned Wednesday and released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 24. She also was ordered to have no contact with her daughter, who has been placed with another relative.

Manning has no listed phone number and an attempt to reach her for comment Friday was not successful.

Tom Greer, 80, Has No Regrets About Shooting Pregnant Intruder To Death

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A home burglary turned to shit for two people after the 80-year-old homeowner walked in on them and ended up shooting a woman to death.

Tom-GreerTom Greer said he came home Tuesday night to find a man and woman inside his home. Greer said they both tackled him and jumped on top of him before robbing his safe of thousands of dollars.

What the couple didn’t know was that Greer was not defenseless… he had a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in his pocket. The pair ran from the home when they saw Greer was armed, but the woman wasn’t quick enough.

After firing at her in an alley behind his house, Greer said the woman stumbled and then begged for her life. “She says, ‘Don’t shoot me, I’m pregnant! I’m going to have a baby!’ And I shot her anyway,” Greer said.

When asked what happened next, Greer said he shot the woman a second time. “She was dead. I shot her twice, she best be dead … (The man) had run off and left her,” he said. “I shot her so that’s going to leave a message on his mind for the rest of his life.”

Greer was taken to the hospital to treat a severe shoulder and collarbone injury. Police have not identified the woman, who was found dead at the scene, aside from saying she was in her ’20s.

One of Greer’s neighbors told reporters that the couple may have stolen Greer’s car in another incident and that Greer had been robbed several times before. “Apparently the couple has been doing this neighborhood for quite some time,” he said.

Long Beach Police are still investigating, but at this time no one has been arrested – including Greer. I’m not sure what a jury would do to Greer if he is charged and stands trial, but from what little I read on California’s castle doctrine his actions were not quite covered by the law. According to California Penal Code Section 198.5, homicide is excusable if:

Any person using force intended or likely to cause death or great bodily injury within his or her residence shall be presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury to self, family, or a member of the household when that force is used against another person, not a member of the family or household, who unlawfully and forcibly enters or has unlawfully and forcibly entered the residence and the person using the force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry occurred. As used in this section, great bodily injury means a significant or substantial physical injury.

Personally, I have no sympathy for people who are killed while committing home burglaries. But prosecutors may have to charge Greer despite the circumstances. That first shot may have been excusable, even though the woman was running away, but that second shot may cause Greer some serious legal issues – double trouble if it turns out the woman actually was pregnant.

Man Beat His Two Cats To Death With Golf Club Because They Betrayed Him

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An Erie man pleaded guilty Monday in Erie County Court to beating his two cats to death with a golf club.

Christopher-BisbeeChristopher J. Bisbee, 32, pleaded guilty to one second-degree misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals in a plea deal that dropped an additional cruelty to animals count.

According to court records, Bisbee attacked the cats after one of them scratched him. He told investigators he felt “betrayed” by the animals.

He said he “struck both cats numerous times with a golf club until they no longer were moving.”

As part of the agreement, Assistant District Attorney Mark Richmond said, Bisbee, of the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, may not own any domestic animals while serving his sentence. He also must pay $263 restitution to the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct. 7 before Judge Shad Connelly.

Bisbee’s lawyer, Stephen Sebald, said Bisbee waived his right to a preliminary hearing and applied to the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, a special probation program for nonviolent first-time offenders, but he was denied admission.

Bisbee also “proactively sought mental health counseling,” Sebald said. A report from Bisbee’s doctor will be submitted to the court before sentencing, Sebald said.

Erie County Detective Greg Acri filed the charges after an investigation by Humane Society Animal Enforcement Officer Merle Wolfgang.

Wolfgang said a tip triggered the investigation. According to the criminal complaint, several peo ple at Bis bee’s residence implicated Bisbee in the animals’ deaths.

She retrieved the cats’ bodies from Bisbee’s trash June 25, 2013, and discovered that they had “apparent trauma to their heads.”

An examination at the North East Animal Hospital indicated the cause of death was “focused blunt force trauma to the head.”

In an interview with investigators in August, Bisbee admitted he had killed the cats.

“I am glad one of the charges stuck.” Wolfgang said Monday. “If there are mental health issues, I am glad he is getting some help.”