Three Teens Charged With The Beating Deaths Of Two Homeless Men

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Three teenagers have been charged with murder, accused of beating two homeless men to death.

24qmwd3Albuquerque Police called it a heinous crime on Sunday, saying at least one of the suspects involved admitted that the group was targeting transients and have done it many times before.

Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, are all charged with murder. APD say the three boys beat two homeless men to death in a vacant lot on 60th and Central early Saturday morning.

“Very heinous crime,” said Officer Simon Drobik of the Albuquerque Police Department.

APD is still trying to identify the two men who were killed.

While the crime tape has been cleared, what happened at the lot is something many officers won’t forget anytime soon.

“I mean, I was sick to my stomach,” said Drobik. “It’s just horrific … kids.”

Gilbert-TafoyaAccording to a criminal complaint, the beating took place after the three teens said they came home from a party.

“They went over there with the intent to hurt these individuals in that lot,” said Drobik.

Police say someone called 911 after finding two bodies on a mattress behind a e-cigarette shop along 60th Street.

Police found the bodies and shortly after, caught up with a third victim who was alive but hurt after running from the scene.

“Really badly beaten, he was able to tell us that he had been beaten up in that area before and he thought he knew who the offenders were,” said Drobik.

According to the criminal complaint, two of the boys involved in the case live in this home just a few hundred feet away from where the two men were found dead.

jqg65gPolice then went to the home and quested Tafoya and Carrillo and their friend Alex Rios, who was said to be sleeping over at the home.

Officers saw blood on Carillo’s pants and then asked to search the home. According to the complaint, Tafoya and Carillo’s parents consented to the search.

Inside, officers found more bloody clothes and an ID card of one of the men thought to have been killed.

Police then interviewed the three boys. Each admitted to having a role in the beating the men, using sticks, metal poles, bricks and cinder blocks. Tafoya even told police that the group had been attacking Albuquerque’s homeless population at random for the last year.

According to the complaint, Tafoya also told police that he “estimated that they have attacked 50 people” in the last couple months.

Police say that an large number of unsolved homeless beatings is not on their radar right now.

“It’s hard getting some transients to come forward to express that they were victims of crime,” said Drobik.

Officers are now looking for other victims, neighbors are stunned.

“It’s horrible, that’s horrible,” said Charles Jones.

Jones, who lives in the area, used to be homeless. He says he’s not surprised no one has come forward.

“The homeless are not going to run and tell anybody because then nobody listens to us, you know?” said Jones.

He hopes people will step forward, though.

“They have to be held accountable for that,” said Jones.

KRQE News 13 spoke to a few family members of Gilbert Tafoya and Nathaniel Carrillo at their house today, but they didn’t have a comment.

The District Attorney’s Office for Bernalillo County will determine whether or not the boys will be tried as adults

Kidnapped Girl Shot Dead as Police Open Fire on Her Captor

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kidnap20n-3-web-383x214 A 5-year-old Kansas girl who was kidnapped on Friday night died in a gun battle between police and her abductor following a high-speed chase, police said on Saturday.

“The matter unfolded quite rapidly,” said Leavenworth Police Chief Patrick Kitchens,” calling the girl’s death tragic. “We are still trying to sort out specifically what happened.”

Police said the sequence of events began about 7:30 p.m. on Friday when Cadence Harris of Leavenworth was reported kidnapped. Police said there was some relationship between the child and her abductor but would not provide details.

Police in both Missouri and Kansas were involved in the chase as the suspect crossed the state line before the incident ended in the northeast Kansas town of Leavenworth. At some point the suspect got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at officers and they exchanged fire, Kitchens said.

“Anytime we have the loss of a small child it is devastating,” Kitchens told a new conference, adding that officers on the scene had tried to revive the girl.

He said it was not clear if the child was shot by her abductor, who was seriously wounded and is hospitalized in Kansas City.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) was called in to help investigate. Stressing that the probe only just getting under way, KBI Special Agent in Charge Mark Malick said it did not appear the girl was hit by bullets fired by police officers.

“Evidence we have at the scene at this time does not support any indication that gunfire struck the car or the victim, and specifically gunfire coming from law enforcement,” Malick said.

An autopsy was being carried out and would not be completed on Saturday, he told reporters.

Chewy piece of calamari turns out to be a condom

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This has got to be up there among the most revolting food finds of all time – a condom in a calamari.

ad_134668276Disgusted diner Mai Liang was halfway through her fish and squid rings dish at a restaurant when she discovered a particularly ‘rubbery’ piece was actually a contraceptive.

Events took another bizarre twist when the owner of the restaurant in Anhui province, China, grabbed the condom and swallowed it.

‘It was disgusting. My first horrific thought was: Is it used?’ explained Ms Liang.

‘Imagine my horror when I turned it over with my fork and it turned out to be a contraceptive.’

Restaurant boss Yi Ze Teng says she ate the condom to stop the argument with her customer and has accused the diners of putting it in their food to get a free meal.

‘They said if I ate the condom, they would leave the matter, so I swallowed it,’ Ms Ze Teng revealed.

The diners have hired a lawyer in a bid to secure a compensation package.

North Korea Claims They Made It To World Cup Final, Presumably Won

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This is a North Korean news report claiming the country made it to the World Cup final against Portugal (because why not lie about everything) after defeating Japan 7-0, the US 4-0 and China 2-0 in the group stage. I can only assume there was a news report after claiming North Korea won the cup. Plus has a base on Mars, has cured every kind of cancer, and invented toilet paper that never leaves butt crumbs no matter how vigorous you wipe.

Two Men Convicted For Murdering Friend With Speedboat Over Argument About Cigarettes And Beer

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This is the chilling moment two killers try to remove a severed limb from a boat propeller after using the vessel to deliberately run down a friend.

Paul Gerlach and Louis Borzoni murdered aspiring rapper Rico Dardis after a drunken fight broke out between the three men on board the speedboat.

The pair pushed Mr Dardis into the sea and then drove the speedboat’s propeller over the drowning 30-year-old father-of-one, ripping both his legs from his body.

The boat, called No Chance, washed ashore and Gerlach, 51, and Borzoni, 50, were seen trying to unclog one of the limbs from the propeller.

A member of the public photographed the suspicious duo. The image shows Gerlach looking over the side while a blood-soaked Borzoni checks the stern.

A passing couple then saw a torso floating in the sea off Christchurch, Dorset, but were told by Borzoni it was merely a shop dummy.

 

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Jailed: Paul Mark Gerlach and Louis Borzoni

 

 

The police were called and one of Mr Dardis’ severed legs was found entangled in the propeller. His torso was later found floating in the surf near the abandoned Maxum speedboat.

Gerlach and Borzoni were both jailed for life on Monday after a jury found them guilty of murder.

The Honourable Mr Justice Blake said the last thing Mr Dardis would have heard before he died would have been the sound of a propeller approaching.

Sentencing the pair, the judge said: “Neither of you have shown any remorse for his (Mr Dardis’) death.

“You have shown a callous disregard for his dignity as a human being. You, Mr Gerlach, deliberately drove the boat over him causing catastrophic injuries.

“You, Mr Borzoni, were aware of what he was going to do and were in agreement with it.

“You have deprived a family of a son and a nine-year-old of a father and that relationship and guidance for the rest of his life.”

Police also released the last ever photo of Mr Dardis, taken by Paul Gerlach on the speedboat as they headed out of Christchurch Harbour on the day of the killing.

In the picture taken on May 27 last year, Mr Dardis, from Boscombe, is seen sitting in the back of the boat cradling a duck.

Shortly after the photo was taken a fight broke out between Gerlach, Borzoni and Mr Dardis, who had been drinking vodka and beer.

Mr Dardis was pushed off the back of the boat into the sea.

With Mr Dardis struggling to stay afloat, Gerlach then turned the speedboat round, ‘whacked the throttle down’ and drove it over him.

After abandoning the speedboat on the beach, Gerlach and Borzoni took a taxi to nearby Southbourne to buy more alcohol.

After the taxi driver spotted blood on them they joked ‘Yeah, we murder’ before adding ‘ Ha, just joking’.

Both were later secretly taped confessing to the murder – Borzoni to his brother and Gerlach to his estranged wife.

Gerlach claimed Mr Dardis’ death had been an accident while Borzoni chose not to give evidence at the two-week trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Gerlach, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to life in jail with a minimum term of 17 years while Borzoni, from Boscombe, must serve a 15-year minimum term.

In a statement the family of Mr Dardis, who sat in court for the sentencing, said: “Rico was a loving, caring son, brother and dad.

“We have been blessed to have had him in our lives.

“The horrific way Rico lost his life will stay with us forever.

“It has been the most difficult and heartbreaking time of our lives.

“But his light and spirit will live on, and we will make him proud and remain strong as a family unit.”

Little Shit Causes Rollover Accident After Pointing Airsoft Gun Out Car Window

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Two people were hurt in a crash caused by a toy gun Tuesday evening.

boy-with-gunRock County sheriff’s officials tell 27 News three cars were involved in the crash on Highway 59 in Milton, near Highway N.

A driver told investigators she slammed on the brakes when she saw a boy lean out the backseat window of a car in front of hers, pointing what she thought to be a gun at her. A car following behind was unable to stop in time and rear-ended her car. Trying to swerve, that car ended up in the opposite lane of traffic, hitting an SUV head-on, causing it to rollover.

“It looked like a bomb went off,” says Rance Gehri, who lives on 59 near the crash scene. “There was a Jeep over here turned upside down.”

After an investigation, authorities found the 11-year-old boy’s family just down the road at a campground. His grandmother had been driving and said she didn’t know there had been an accident. Capt. Jude Maurer says the gun was a toy, an Airsoft pellet gun.

“When seen from a distance it can easily be misconstrued as an actual firearm, which in this case is what happened,” Maurer tells 27 News. “The driver felt threatened, felt concerned that she was going to be shot.”

4164953_GDespite extensive vehicular damage, no one was seriously hurt. Two people, including the driver of the SUV that rolled and the second car following behind the vehicle with the boy inside, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries but released a short time later.

Maurer says while the boy likely did not intend to cause the crash, his actions were serious. The sheriff’s office is asking juvenile authorities to require the boy serve probation for disorderly conduct.

BB and pellet guns are legal, but authorities remind parents to monitor how their children use them. They recommend only using them inside the home or on private property.

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An 11-year-old boy pointed a toy gun out a car window caused an accident at 2801 E. Highway 59.

The Janesville Gazette reports that two drivers were going west on the highway and slammed on their brakes when they saw the boy point the toy gun, which they thought was real.  Then, a third vehicle swerved and hit another vehicle.

People in the two vehicles behind the boy were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Rock County 911 Center says the accident happened around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday near Lakeland Camping Resort.  The accident blocked the road, and both lanes were closed for about an hour between E. Vincent Road and E. County N.

The Janesville Gazette says the 11-year-old was referred to juvenile authorities for disorderly conduct, but no citations were issued.

Drying One’s Toenail Polish While Driving Is Fine In China

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Make that “A Fine”… as an innovative Chinese woman caught red-handed, er, footed while air-drying her freshly-applied toenail polish while attempting to drive must now pay the price. In her defense, maybe she had to be at the gym in 26 minutes.

purplecarAccording to the Wuhan Evening News, a man (surnamed Hu) driving to work at around 7:30am one morning noticed a small purple car ahead of him being driven erratically, as if the driver was lost. Upon maneuvering his own vehicle closer, he spied the driver’s hand cocked through the driver’s side window at an odd angle… could this person be in distress?

As the male driver got closer and thoughtfully switched on his dash-cam to record the scene, it became clear what he assumed was a hand was actually a foot sporting shiny black toenail polish! “Obviously, she (a woman wearing “big sunglasses”) was drying her just-painted toenails,” stated Hu to the newspaper reporter.

While he was at it, Hu (an overly-obsessed bud-inski and busybody, it would seem) offered the Wuhan Evening News a still image from his dash-cam’s recorder that displayed the woman’s license plate number.

The reporter relayed the info to the local police, who were able to track down, confront, fine the vehicular fashionista 200 RMB (about $32.25) and deduct two demerit points for threatening road safety. Lord only knows what would have happened if she hadn’t been stopped before attempting to dry the nails on her OTHER foot, possibly using the passenger-side window. – See more at: http://inventorspot.com/articles/drying-ones-toenail-polish-while-driving-fine-china#sthash.C7C1QA7e.dpuf

Protip: Call the police BEFORE you trick the pedophile into coming over

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A Mercer County man is behind bars after police say he attempted to sexually assault a juvenile in Raleigh County.

4205693_GJohnnie Champ, 44, of Princeton was arrested after the Beckley Police Department received a complaint that he had attempted to sexually assault a woman’s five-year-old daughter, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint states that Champ and the woman had met online through a dating website. Champ had expressed interest to the woman in having sexual relations with a young juvenile in exchange for money, then asked her to arrange a sexual encounter between him and her daughter.

The complaint states the woman found this notion “reprehensible,” and developed a plan to agree to his requests while planning to contact law enforcement to report his actions.

After agreeing to let him come to her house under the premise that he would have sexual contact with her daughter for $104, the woman attempted to contact law enforcement but was unable to speak to an officer. She then asked three of her male friends to hide in her home and the surrounding area to help keep her and her daughter safe.

Champ arrived at her home at approximately 12 a.m. on June 10 and observed the child asleep on a couch, the complaint states. Champ then advised the mother to carry the girl upstairs and undress her.

At this time, two of the men whom the mother had asked for help stopped him on the stairway, and the mother called the police and reported the incident. The two men were able to get Champ outside of the home and officers arrived to arrest Champ.

Champ is charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault. He’s being held at Southern Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.

Student goes blind after keeping her contact lenses in for six months and microscopic bug EATS her eyeballs

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A student in Taiwan who kept a pair of disposable contact lenses in her eyes for six months has been left blinded after a microscopic bug devoured her eyeballs.

1405001407900_wps_4_Collect_picture_of_JacqueThe tiny single-cell amoeba ate away at undergraduate Lian Kao’s sight because she didn’t take out and clean the contacts once during that time.

According to a warning issued by doctors the case was a particularly severe example of a young person under pressure who did not take the time to carry out basic hygiene on their contact lenses.

As well as being regularly cleaned, contact lenses should also be removed when swimming and washing.

The general advice is to avoid wearing contacts for more than eight hours a day.

Yet apparently 23-year-old Kao had even kept her contact lenses in at all times, even at the swimming pool.

Medics were horrified when they removed the contact lenses to find that the surface of the girl’s eyes had literally been eaten by the amoeba that had been able to breed in the perfect conditions that existed between the contact lens and the eye.

ONE IN TO LOOK OUT FOR: THE BUG THAT CAN MAKE YOU GO BLIND

Acanthamoeba bugs stick to contact lenses and can then burrow their way through the cornea, causing acute pain.

It’s only at this stage that a sufferer would be aware they had a problem.

Prescription drugs may be able to treat the bug in the early stages, but specialists say it is very difficult to get rid of. In serious cases, the patient needs a corneal transplant but these have a high failure rate, resulting in sight loss.

Other steps to prevent the infection include never swimming or using a hot tub or shower when wearing contacts.

Each year, infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis – inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to vision loss.

Contact lens wearers are at a higher risk, since bacteria can get trapped in the lenses

The director of ophthalmology at Taipei’s Wan Fang Hospital, Wu Jian-liang, said: ‘Contact lens wearers are a high-risk group that can easily be exposed to eye diseases.

‘A shortage of oxygen can destroy the surface of the epithelial tissue, creating tiny wounds into which the bacteria can easily infect, spreading to the rest of the eye and providing a perfect breeding ground.

‘The girl should have thrown the contact lenses away after a month but instead she overused them and has now permanently damaged her corneas.’

He said that she had been diagnosed with acanthamoeba keratitis, which although rare was always more common in the summer.

He confirmed and spoke about the girl’s case as a way of urging others to be more careful if they had to use contact lenses.

The problem is the condition can build up over several years – it’s only when it gets to an advanced stage that contacts wearers become aware of a problem, as that’s when it will cause red, irritated eyes, by which time it may be too late.