Man Charged With Beating His Wife To Death Inside Dunkin Donuts

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Bhadreshkumar-Chetanbhai-PatelPolice are looking for 24-year-old Bhadreshkumar Patel after they say he beat his wife to death inside a Dunkin Donuts where they both worked.

Police were called to the all-night Dunkin Donuts on Arundel Mills Boulevard after a customer walked in at around 11 p.m. Sunday and found that there were no employees.

When police arrived, they found 21-year-old Palak Patel lying dead in the kitchen. Evidence collected at the scene linked the murder to Patel’s husband, who also worked with her at the store. Police say he hit his wife multiple times with an object and then fled on foot.

An arrest warrant was issued for Patel, who has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and other charges. Police are still looking for him and are warning the public that he is dangerous.

“Don’t harbor him, don’t assist him in any way, shape or form,” said police spokesperson Justin Mulcahy, who added the couple had at least one prior contact with police for a domestic incident in December.

“Apparently somebody, a neighbor, had heard some loud noises or banging, report of a possible domestic incident,” Mulcahy said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case or Patel’s wherabouts to call Anne Arundel County police homicide Detective Kelly Harding at 410-222-4743, or call the tip line at 410-222-4700.

Dunkin’ Donuts released a statement, saying: “We are aware of the tragic incident that occurred at the Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination restaurant on Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover, Maryland. All of us at Dunkin’ Brands are saddened to learn of the death of crew member Palak Bhadreskumar Patel, and our thoughts go out to her family and friends. The franchise owner is cooperating fully with the local authorities in their investigation. As this is a pending police matter, it is inappropriate for us to comment further.”

 

Young Family Crushed To Death After Concrete Falls Off Overpass

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A mother, father and their infant son were crushed to death when a concrete wall fell from a state Route 410 overpass under renovation and landed on the family’s truck.

Bonney-Lake-Bridge-125x188East Pierce Fire & Rescue officials said the accident happened before 11 a.m. Monday when concrete and other materials fell off the overpass and landed on the family’s pickup as they drove down Angeline Road East.

It took crews almost eight hours to remove the debris from the truck and realize that there were three people dead inside. Their names have not been released, but police say they were a couple in their 20s and their 6-month-old baby.

No word on how the “very heavy” concrete structure fell, but a construction crew had been working on a project to replace and extend a sidewalk on that overpass. The part that fell was part of the original overpass, which was built in 1992.

“The type of work that was going on shouldn’t have resulted in anything falling,” said Bonney Lake Public Works Director Dan Grigsby.

The work started about a month ago and is being completed by the contractor WHH Nisqually, a small business owned by the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Angeline Road is closed to traffic while crews clear the debris and authorities conduct their investigation.

Look at that picture. I mean what are the fucking odds? Not just a portion of an overpass falling on a passing vehicle, but for it to fall directly on the cab like that. If there’s any consolation, they probably died instantly. Probably.

Marine Veteran Eric Price Accused Of Gunning Down His Wife At Doctor’s Office

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Authorities charged Eric “Heath” Price with murder after he shot and killed his wife inside a doctor’s office before turning the gun on himself.

Leaj-Jarvis-PriceLeaj Price, 24, got into a a domestic situation with her husband that got so bad she felt the need to run from the home and to a doctor’s office next door. She was frantically trying to get in while screaming for someone to call the police.

Dr. Jay Patel went to the main entrance and found Leaj struggling with her husband, 26-year-old Eric “Heath” Price. “He wouldn’t let go of her hand and he just stood at the doorway,” Patel adds.

Patel said Eric Price threatened him with a gun, so he locked a dozen other patients and employees in a back room. “Before anything could happen, I heard a pop then I heard her stop screaming,” Patel says.

After shooting Leaj in the head, Eric walked back to the couple’s rental home next door and staged a standoff with police that lasted several hours. While inside the home, Eric posted the following to Facebook: “I’m sorry everyone, its been real, good bye and i love you all” and “I dei [sic] today”.

Even more embarrassing than misspelling your final words, is the fact that Eric couldn’t even suicide right. Despite shooting himself in the head, he was able to walk out of the house after police deployed tear gas into the home.

“He exited, and we took the suspect down in the yard,” Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon said. “He was suffering from one self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.”

Leaj was pronounced dead at the scene, but Eric is expected to survive his self-inflicted injuries. So either it’s easier to head-shot a screaming, struggling woman than it is to head-shot one’s own head, or Eric was too big of a pussy to kill himself.

Either way, police have charged him with murder and will transport him to Chilton County Jail after he is released from the hospital.

The couple have been in a long-running custody battle over their 6-year-old son who was at school while his father was gunning down his mother. Court records do not show Price having a prior criminal history, but a relative said that he’s had some issues.

“He doesn’t have a history of any legal violence or anything like that,” the relative said. “We knew that he has had some issues in the past, but we didn’t expect this.”

Man Beat Toddler To Death For Urinating On Him During Diaper Change

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Martin-Alvarado-JrPolice have charged 23-year-old Martin Alvarado Jr. with fatally beating his girlfriend’s 18-month-old after the child urinated on him during a diaper change.

Police were called to a home on Thursday where Alvarado was caring for his girlfriend’s son. The boy was found unresponsive and taken to the hospital where he would be pronounced dead.

An autopsy was conducted the following day  and the boy’s death was ruled a homicide after it was discovered the boy had died of multiple blunt force injuries from child abuse.

Alvarado was questioned and revealed ha had been in the process of changing the toddler’s diaper when the boy urinated on Alvarado. According to investigators, Alvarado became so mad that he repeatedly hit the boy.

Police arrested Alvarado and charged him with first-degree murder. On Monday he was ordered held without bail until his next court appearance on April 28.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said they have had prior contact with the family, but would not elaborate. Another child that lived in the home has been removed and placed with a family member.

Twin Toddlers Drown In Canal After Mother Lets Go Of Stroller To Swat Bee

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Well here’s a story to start off your day. Two 18-month-old twins drowned in a canal after their mother let go of their stroller to fend off a bee.

Alexis-KeslarAlexis Keslar was pushing her twin sons, Silas and Eli Keslar, along a canal Friday when she let go of the stroller’s handle to swat at a bee. This caused the stroller to roll away from her and into the canal.

Keslar immediately jumped in to try and save her sons, who were both belted into the stroller, but the strong current washed the stroller away from her. She managed to climb back out an called for help.

Even after the canal’s water level was lowered and the flow reduced, it still took emergency workers an hour to find the boys. They were flown to the hospital where they were both pronounced dead.

According to Lt. Don Willits, the incident has been determined to be an accident and no charges are expected to be filed.

Yuma police said the paths along the canal are popular with joggers and bicyclists, adding that people often underestimate the speed of the canal’s current and how deep the water can be.

If you want to help out the family, a GoFundMe account has been created that has already raised over $25,000 to help with memorial\medical costs.

Man, 100, Killed Sleeping Wife With Ax Before Killing Himself With Knife

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Police say that 100-year-old Michael Juskin hacked his sleeping wife to death with an ax, becoming one of the oldest people ever accused of homicide, before killing himself with a knife.

axBergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said late Sunday night, used an ax to murder 88-year-old Rosalia Juskin as she slept. Afterwards, he went into a bathroom and killed himself with a knife. Their bodies were found by a family member Monday morning.

Molinelli said Michael and Rosalia Juskin had a “history of domestic issues,” while family members have said that Michael suffered from dementia. “Sometimes he was lucid and sometimes he wasn’t,” the family member said.

Neighbors say they would often see Michael walking his dog and Rosalia tending her garden, but that they “kept to themselves.” Teresa Communicates said she spoke with Rosalia on occasion but that Michael “wasn’t the type to converse.”

Authorities are still investigating, but have yet to determine a motive for the murder-suicide. If there is a silver lining to this cloud, it’s that Michael Juskin may be the oldest person accused of murder. So that’s something, I guess. Since 2009, that title belonged to a 98-year-old Massachusetts woman who strangled her nursing home roommate.

Purvi Patel Becomes First Woman In US To Be Sentenced To Prison For Feticide

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A 33-year-old Indiana woman accused of ending her own pregnancy became the first woman in the U.S. to be sentenced to prison for feticide.

Purvi-PatelAccording to court documents, Purvi Patel arrived at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center maternity ward in July 2013 with an empty umbilical cord protruding from her nethers. She told doctors she’d miscarried and left the fetus in a dumpster behind her family’s restaurant.

Police located the dumpster where a male fetus was found dead inside a plastic bag. Patel stated she’d been aware of her pregnancy for approximately three weeks before she went into the bathroom where “it all came out.” She further stated she found the lifeless fetus amidst all the blood, so she attempted to perform CPR but was unsuccessful.

When detectives asked why she didn’t call 911, she stated she “didn’t know what else to do,” and didn’t want her parents to find out she’d had premarital sex, or had become pregnant as a result of her liaison with the baby’s father. Patel was arrested and initially charged with child neglect.

A charge of infanticide was added based largely on text messages found on her phone stating she’d taken illegal abortion drugs, although these drugs were not found in Patel or the baby. Under Indiana law, it is illegal to “knowingly or intentionally terminat[ing] a human pregnancy” with any intention other than producing a live birth, removing a dead fetus or performing a legal abortion.

Based on a pathologist’s testimony that the there was air in the baby’s lungs, prosecutors told jurors the 30-weeks-old baby was born alive and could have probably survived outside the womb as he had drawn breath – hence the second charge of child neglect.

Patel’s defense attorney argued their client cannot be charged with killing her unborn fetus and also abandoning a living one. Trial Judge Elizabeth Hurley rejected the defense’s argument, citing the Patel was in a position to legally end her pregnancy but instead chose to end it illegally by “placing him in the trash with the other bathroom trash.”

Patel was ultimately convicted on both counts, and sentenced to 20 years in prison on March 30. Her attorney plans to appeal the decision. As you can imagine, Pro-choice advocates are not happy with the outcome.

“That the jury convicted Patel of two crimes when only one was possible suggests that this was an attempt to punish Patel for failing to meet a social ideal of pregnancy more than any actual crime,” said Amanda Marcotte.

Others worry that women will now be less likely to seek out doctors in cases of abortions or miscarriages, fearing a report of problems with the pregnancy will lead to possible prosecution.