Teen Charged After She Killed Man While Testing Bulletproof Vest


The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said a woman has been charged after a man died when a bullet missed the protective vest he was wearing when he asked a friend to shoot him.

Taylor-Kelly-125x188Anderson County deputies said they received a call at 2:41 a.m. from a home on Broadmouth Church Road and arrived to find the victim lying in the garage area of a home with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

People at the scene performed CPR on the man, and paramedics were called before the coroner was called to the scene, deputies said.

Deputy coroner Don McCown said the victim, 26-year-old Blake Wardell, bled to death after he was shot in the chest.

McCown said Wardell and about eight to 10 friends were hanging out at the home when they decided to try on a bulletproof vest and have someone shoot them.

Wardell wore the vest but the shooter missed the Kevlar, hitting him in the chest, McCown said.

McCown said Wardell’s death is classified as a homicide. He said there was no evidence of heavy alcohol or drug use.

Lt. Sheila Cole said 18-year-old Taylor Ann Kelly has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting.

According to Cole, a person convicted of the charge may face up to 5 years in prison.

Kelly is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center. Her bond was set at $10,000.

Cole said the investigation into the incident is on-going.

Teen Accused Of Raping Student In School Hallway


A 17-year-old student is out on bail after being arrested and charged with raping a 15-year-old female student in a hallway at Parkside High School in Salisbury.

Jocori-Scarborough-125x188Jocori Marece Scarborough, of Delmar, Md., is being charged as an adult with first- and second-degree rape, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, kidnapping, false imprisonment and molestation at a school.

Detectives with the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation said the incident happened at around 8 a.m. Monday at the school, located at 1015 Beaglin Park Drive. According to detectives, the victim stated she was walking with Scarborough when he began making sexual advances toward her. Detectives said video surveillance shows Scarborough grabbing the girl by the arm and then forcing her to an area of the school not captured by video surveillance. Investigators said the victim repeatedly told Scarborough, “No,” but he continued to force her by holding her forcefully and grabbed her by the hips and dragged her down the hall.

Authorities said that once in the area outside the video surveillance, Scarborough pulled the victim’s skirt up and removed her underwear. Detectives said the victim continued to tell Scarborough “No,” and tried to retain her clothing to prevent the act. However, Scarborough was able to control the victim and ultimately forced sexual intercourse on her, according to investigators.

“The initial travels were captured on video in the school.  At this point, nothing indicating whether he did or did not know that he had moved to an area where he would not be captured by video,” said Sgt. David Owens of the Wicomico Bureau of Investigations.

The incident occurred at a time when the students were supposed to be in class, the WBI noted. The victim was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was examined and treated, investigators said.

After a warrant was issued for his arrest on the aforementioned charges, Scarborough was taken into custody Tuesday. He was released late Tuesday night on $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 15 in Wicomico District Court in Salisbury.

A peace order was filed against Scarborough on Wednesday in Wicomico District Court. The temporary order states that Scarborough must stay away from the school. A final hearing on the order is scheduled for May 13.

Wicomico County Superintendent John Fredericksen told WBOC that school officials will be reviewing security procedures at Parkside and any potential surveillance video of the incident to ensure that something similar will not happen again.

“You can’t control the behaviors of every person all the time. But we are as safe as you can possibly be within our situation,” the superintendent said.

A source close to the investigation tells WBOC that Scarborough is a member of the group “DDE.”  DDE was in the news several times last year after catching the attention of local law enforcement.  The group, which is based in the Doverdale neighborhood of Salisbury, has posted several videos online that feature various shots of drugs, guns and violent lyrics.

Police Arrest Captain America For Texting Teen Girl Photos Of His Penis


A Universal Studios employee who worked in costume as Captain America sent sexually explicit photos and text messages to an underage girl he met at the Florida amusement park, according to police.

Cops Wednesday arrested James Weldon Alton, 29, on a felony charge of transmitting harmful material to a minor. He was booked into the capOrange County Jail, from which he was later released after posting bond.

Alton is seen at right posing with a Universal Studios visitor.

According to an arrest affidavit, the 16-year-old girl met Alton several weeks ago at the Orlando park, where the teen posed for a photo with the costumed worker. The girl later posted the photo online, where it was found by Alton, who “commented on the photo, and an online friendship began.”

The girl told Maitland Police Department investigators that she initially exchanged texts with Alton “as friends,” but that their communication soon turned explicit. Alton sent the teenager a photo of his penis, as well as texts about masturbation and “getting into her,” according to the police affidavit.

In an April 18 text, the girl told Alton she was 16. A week later, “Mr. Alton sent photos of his penis” to the girl’s cell phone.

Police began investigating Alton this week after being contacted by the girl’s father, who learned that his daughter was planning to meet with Alton after school this week. When confronted by her father, the teen admitted exchanging inappropriate text messages with Alton.

When cops interviewed Alton, he acknowledged that he had talked with the girl about her being under 18, though he “chose to disregard this because at times he thought it was a joke or that it was all just merely an online flirtatious relationship.”

jamesweldonAlton (seen in the adjacent mug shot) termed his decision to send the girl photos of his penis as “poor judgement on his part.” After being arrested, Alton “stated again he did not know what he was thinking when he sent the photos of his penis.” Alton also claimed not to know “what he was expecting to receive from sending the photos.”

An Instagram search showed that Alton this month has “liked” photos on the pages of two young women with whom he recently posed at Universal Studios. In a photo on one woman’s page, Alton wrote “Definitely my fav of the day!!” and “You’re a sweetie.”

Following his arrest, Alton was suspended by Universal Studios. According to his LinkedIn profile, Alton has worked for the company since November 2010, and has also been employed as an actor by the Walt Disney Company.

‘He told us he was having a few friends over!’


Police in Ontario had to call in officers from every division to break up a wild house party on Friday night, with 60 cop cars showing up to control the 2,000 people who turned up for the ‘monster mansion party’.

article-0-1D8ED6D800000578-363_634x939The raucous Brampton hoedown was discovered by police on Twitter, where it was being promoted under the hashtag #MansionParty.

Officers had gone to the still-under-construction home on Stanley Carberry Dr. earlier in the night to warn the mother that her son’s party was being touted on social media.

She said: ‘I told my son he could have some friends over.’

‘Quiet night with a few friends': Social media snaps show an estimated 2,000 packed into a sprawling home in Brampton, Ontario, on Friday night after it was promoted on social media

The home, which is thought to have been under construction for years, was ‘trashed’, according to one reveler, with an estimated $70,000 worth of damage

The police who broke up the party said there was a huge potential for problems, mostly likely the balcony and staircases collapsing under the weight of revelers

article-0-1D8ED4E800000578-133_634x475Some 60 police cars showed up at the scene to break up the party, with officers called in from every division in Ontario

The 5,000-square-foot house has reportedly been under construction for several years

Numerous party goers had no issue posting the damage on Twitter, with this shot showing three young men with holding the house’s letterbox

A neighbor who lives across the street from house said the son had informed them about the party on Friday morning.

‘He told (us) that they were just going to have a small party,’ he told CTV News.

But by 9.30pm, the house was completely over-run.

article-0-1D8ED4F400000578-586_634x473One reveler, who identified himself as Nick and said he was 16, said he heard about the party on social media and arrived to a line-up of about 200 cars and a tour bus packed with people.

‘I have seen something like this in the movies, but never in real life,’ he told The Record.

‘There were hundreds of people here. Some people were climbing over ladders and smashing the windows. Some were drinking. Everyone wanted to get inside.’

Images posted on Twitter and Instagram show hundreds of people crammed onto the staircases of the sprawling mansion with scores more outside the home.

According to Const. Thomas Ruttan, a spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, when police arrived they found the homeowner was present.

article-0-1D8ED50300000578-474_634x319There were no injuries, but Ruttan said police laid a number of assault and public intoxication charges.

‘There was a potential, a real potential for something to happen, something deadly,’ Const. Thomas Ruttan told CTV Toronto.

According to one party-goer, the home was ‘completely trashed’.

‘There were a lot of broken windows,’ he told CP24 on Saturday outside the home.

The estimated amount of damages was $70,000, according to The Record.

The 5,000-square-foot house has reportedly been under construction for several years.

Girl Snaps Photo of Porno Image Being Shown in Class, Gets Suspended


Two Kansas high school students were suspended after their teacher projected a pornographic picture in their class and a female student snapped a picture of it with her cell phone.

phonesinschoolOfficials at JC Harmon High School in Kansas City said there is policy against students using cell phones in class. Parents want to know why the teacher was showing their kids pornography.

“When she came home from school she was crying her eyes out, unable to speak about what had happened,” parent Laura Lester told KCTV. “It was very upsetting that this is happening when our kids are in school, when they are supposed to be learning.”

Lester says her freshman daughter’s biology teacher hooked up his laptop to project to the class and when he did a pornographic picture popped up. She says her daughter was uncomfortable and snapped a picture of the image to prove the incident to authorities.

The image “shows the laptop and projector, and in the background, there’s an image of a naked woman in a compromising position from behind,” KCTV reported. After she took it, she wasn’t sure what to do.

The girl asked her boyfriend about it and he sent the image to a friend asking him what to do. That boy allegedly posted it to Facebook. Then two students were then suspended from school for two days.

“For inappropriate use of electronics. I have no idea (what that’s supposed to mean). I tried to run it through my mind and understand. She was on her own cell phone,” Lester said.

“I believe my son got in trouble because the school was trying to hide something,” Karen Winkel told the news channel.

The parents say their kids are honor roll students who don’t want a suspension on their permanent record.

“It was very upsetting that this is happening when our kids are in school, when they are supposed to be learning,” Lester said.

Kansas City Public Schools spokesman David Smith told USA Today that the teacher in question has worked in the district since 2002.

Smith said he could not comment on whether the teacher was disciplined, but said the school “works very hard to maintain strong relationships with parents and continues to be willing to sit down with the parents in this case and work through any issues.”

Woman found guilty after having sex with best friend’s teen son


The woman who was found guilty of sexual assault after having sex with her best friend’s teenage son has been sentenced to serve five years probation.

carsten-karen-113070-(2)Karen Lee Carstens, 43, was convicted of sexual assault of a child.  A jury made the ruling Wednesday and the sentence was handed down Thursday morning.

The teen boy said the relationship began with his mother’s friend when he was only 13 years old and ended when he was 15. He said it began as touching, then progressed to sex, according to documents.

The boy described a couple of the encounters to investigators, particularly those which happened over a three-month period when his mother was in and out of the hospital due to a gallbladder infection.

He said on May 15, 2009, he and Carstens were lying on a sofa bed and watching television when they started to have sex. He said he cried after it was over, fearing that he had gotten her pregnant, but she reassured him that all would be well.

Another time when his mom was in the hospital, around June 15 the same year, he and Carstens allegedly had sex in his upstairs bedroom.

Carstens moved out of the state shortly after that encounter, ending their relationship. She told the boy to keep their relationship a secret because she would “get in trouble,” investigators said.

Authorities investigated and found enough evidence to file charges against Carstens. Her bail was set at $30,000.

The case finally went to trial on April 24, 2014 and closing arguments were wrapped up on April 30.

“I feel like she deserved everything that she got so we’ll leave it at that,” said the victim, now 19 years old.

Senior prank gone wild after 60 students arrested for trashing, peeing on school


More than 60 members of Teaneck High School’s senior class were arrested Thursday morning after a prank that police said involved urinating in the hallways of the high school, smearing Vaseline on doors, flipping desks and littering the school with balloons and other debris.

teaneck-kids-courtThe students entered the school in the middle of the night and broke chairs and desks, scrawled graffiti and Vaseline on the walls and urinated, Acting Police Chief Robert Carney said at a press conference this morning.

Carney said that of the 62 arrested, 38 are juveniles. All have been charged with criminal mischief and burglary, and the juveniles have been turned over to their parents. “To go into a school and damage a school, that’s not a prank. That’s criminal mischief,” Carney said.

One adult student said there were at least 100 students involved in the prank; she said she entered the school about 1 a.m. through an unlocked door and was in the building for about an hour before police arrived. She said the students have been planning the prank for about a month. “It was never supposed to get out of hand the way it did,” she said.

The adult students were handcuffed and brought over by van from the police station to the municipal court on the other side of the complex. Their handcuffs were taken off when they appeared before Municipal Court Judge James E. Young Jr. Young told the students that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office will decide whether to indict them on the burglary and criminal mischief charges or refer the cases back to municipal court where less serious charges are considered.

teaneck-kidsThey were all released. “They are all good kids,” one mother said as she left the courtroom. “My kid’s going to an Ivy League school,” a father added. None of the parents would identify themselves, and they made repeated complaints about the overwhelming presence of television crews, reporters and photographers. “I am just angry right now,” said another woman, who sat in the spectator session of the courtroom. “These students have rights. They should be able to say whether they want to be recorded or not.”

Tristan Anderson, 17, a junior at the school who knows many of the arrested students, said the students made a mistake. “This does not reflect on Teaneck High School,” he said. “These are good kids, passionate about what they do.”

The school district “is considering the consequences it will impose on the students implicated,”

Superintendent Barbara Pinsak said in a written statement that she read aloud at the press conference. She said the school has been cleaned up and “teaching continues as we speak.” Consequences for the students who participated in the prank could be discussed at the Board of Education’s meeting on Wednesday, said Gervonn Rice, the board’s vice president, who added that the district officials were still gathering information.

“We have great kids, but we feel they made a bad choice and got caught up in the moment,” Rice told The Record. Police, who responded to a burglary alarm at 2:11 a.m., saw “numerous individuals” through the windows and several fleeing from the school when they arrived, Police Sgt. John Garland said. “It is possible that a few got away but the majority were caught,” Garland said.

He throws a water bottle at you, you mow him down with your SUV. That’s the Sacramento way


A 17-year-old driver in Sacramento intentionally veered her SUV into a neighbor’s yard Sunday as she mowed down a boy who may have thrown a water bottle at the vehicle moments before, witnesses said.

The boy, described as a seventh grade student, ended up pinned between the SUV and a tree in the yard of Marlene Youell, who witnessed the incident.

“He was screaming before she mowed him down,” she told Fox40. “He was yelling, ‘Stop, stop stop.’ I went to the phone to call 911.”

Witnesses told the news station that a water bottle had been thrown at the SUV. That’s when the 17-year-old driver — who authorities have not identified — chased the boy around a corner, slamming the front end of the vehicle into the tree, pinning the child.

Video footage of the scene showed a light-blue bike resting a few feet behind the SUV.

Witnesses also said that after the collision, the driver admitted to chasing the boy on purpose after he or his brother threw a water bottle at the SUV.

“She must have snapped,” Youell said.

The boy suffered injuries from the collision, but they didn’t appear to be life threatening. First responders at the scene had to lift the SUV in order to remove the boy safely.

As for the driver, California Highway Patrol officers detained her at the scene while they determine if the collision was, indeed, intentional and what charges, if any, she could face.

Teen Accused Of Murder After Placing Newborn In Walmart Bag


chi-chicago-crime-mother-murder-20140426-001The 18-year-old woke up early last Saturday morning, gave birth to a full-term baby boy, placed him outside her house in a plastic Walmart bag and then went back to bed, prosecutors said today in bond court.

By the time a construction worker called police a few hours later after spotting the infant in the Northwest Side gangway, the child was dead.

Prosecutors said Ana Rosa Mora, who faces a first-degree murder charge, killed her baby out of fear her boyfriend would leave her. The teen then concocted a story intended to dupe those who knew she was pregnant, officials said.

When two staff members at Kelvyn Park High School noticed on Monday that she’d recently given birth, Mora showed them a photo of a baby girl on her iPad and said it was hers, Assistant State’s Attorney Glen Runk said.

But Mora then brought up the dead baby found near her home and asked the school officials whether police had the right to take DNA from people in her house and whether that DNA would show who the child’s mother was, prosecutors said.

The high school senior’s story unraveled further when a Chicago police officer stationed at Kelvyn Park walked up on the conversation, offered her congratulations and asked how old the baby was. Mora said her daughter was six months old in front of the other staff members, Runk said.

One of the school staff members grew suspicious that evening and called the officer. That officer called detectives, and police interviewed Mora on Tuesday. Officers arrested the teen at her Logan Square neighborhood home Friday afternoon.

After initially denying that the child was hers, Runk said Mora admitted to police that she gave birth to the boy alive and then placed him in the gangway next to her home in the 2700 block of North Hamlin Avenue. Prosecutors said that Mora told police the baby looked like her ex-boyfriend, who was in fact the father, and that she was afraid her current boyfriend would realize that and leave her.

Mora also told officers that the photo of the baby girl she showed at school had been downloaded from the Internet, Runk said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office later determined that the boy, found in the shopping bag with a placenta and umbilical cord, was born alive and died of asphyxia and possible exposure.

In bond court Saturday, Judge Laura Marie Sullivan ordered the teen held on $500,000 bail. Mora’s public defender said she was on track to graduate from Kelvyn Park in June and had planned to attend college this fall.

Child Bride, Wasilu Umar, Poisons Groom And His Friends


A 14-year-old girl is in police custody after poisoning her 35-year-old husband.

Last week, in an arranged marriage, Wasilu Umar was forced to marry Umaru Sani by her father.  To celebrate their marriage, Umaru invited a dozen of his friends over. That is when Wasilu decided to slip rat poison into a rice dish.
Umaru died the same day along with friends Nasiru Mohammed and Alhassan Alhassan. Another female victim, Indo Ibrahim, died at the hospital while receiving treatment.

Wasilu is cooperating with the police, and will likely be charged for culpable homicide. She admitted that she purchased the poison from a local market with the intent of killing her husband.

‘The suspect confessed to committing the crime and said she did it because she was forced to marry a man she did not love,” said assistant superintendent Musa Magaji Majia.

Child marriage is still very common throughout Nigeria, especially in the North, where there is a large, poor, Muslim population. This is especially true in times of drought, numbers increase in times of drought because a bride price is paid and it means one less mouth to feed.

According to the U.N. children’s agency, Fifty percent of Nigerian girls living in rural areas are married before they turn 18, according to the U.N. children’s agency. Child brides suffer difficult pregnancies and can often die in childbirth, the leading cause of death worldwide for girls aged 15 to 19.

They are also much more likely to contract AIDS and be subjected to domestic violence, according to the International Center for Research on Women.

The Nigerian government is attempting to curtail child marriages. According to the BBC, Islamic police are trying to stop parents from forcing children into marriages against their will and the father could be charged as well.