According to court filings, the small child who drowned in a toilet bowl and whose decomposing body was discovered under the floorboards of a house in rural Arkansas had been dead for three months.
Investigators were informed by Ashley Rolland, 28, that her son Blu had been disciplined by Nathan Bridges, her live-in partner, 33, after the child bit his finger. The 6-year-old daughter of Rolland was discovered inside the house with serious scalp burns that Rolland claimed were also brought on by Bridges.
They are both accused of murder in the first degree, mistreatment of a corpse, tampering with tangible evidence, and endangering the welfare of a child. Additionally, Rolland is accused of two felonies for allowing child abuse.
The unknown is the age of the children, who are not related to Bridges biologically. Blu would have turned six years old on December 16, the day his body was found, according to Karen Rolland, the children’s paternal grandmother. However, according to court records, he was born in 2017, making him 5 years old, which is consistent with the age of his burned sister, who is believed to be 6.
Ashley Rolland is cooperating with the officers, telling them that her son was killed on September 9 after Bridges chastised him for biting his finger, according to the affidavit submitted in Lee County Circuit Court. Rolland also claimed that Bridges held her daughter’s head under extremely hot water as “punishment” for misbehavior, resulting in burns.
The boy’s death was discovered after Rolland’s 57-year-old ex-mom-in-law called the police after her son, the kids’ biological father, tried to pick them up for a court-ordered custody visit on December 16 in the morning. The father became concerned when just the daughter—whose scalp burns had scabbed over—was present. According to the complaint, when police arrived at the residence at 10:45 p.m. to check on the resident’s welfare, they discovered freshly hammered flooring and “disturbed soil.”
Anita Widby, who describes herself as a friend of the paternal grandmother, stated that Karen Rolland had been attempting to obtain custody of the children for more than a year on a GoFundMe page created to assist with paying for the funeral of the deceased kid. Widby said that the child who is still alive has endured unspeakable abuse. This child’s hair had been chopped off, she is malnourished, cracked ribs, and many many burns on her body in various stages of healing,” she wrote on the plea for funds. “These injuries are presumed to be from her mother and the mother’s boyfriend. Later, Karen was notified that the youngest grandchild’s decomposing body had been found.”
A 14-year-old Idaho girl admitted trying to kill her buddy’s stepfather with a friend, according to the prosecution.
According to The Lewiston Tribune, Chloe Marks of Lewiston pleaded guilty on Tuesday. When she is sentenced on February 23, she could spend up to 25 years in juvenile detention and jail.
When the incident happened in February, Marks and Triston Arnzen were both 14-year-old middle school students; both have been charged as adults. Arnzen, now 15 years old and from Lewiston, has entered a not-guilty plea to two counts of attempted murder related to the bullet wounds sustained by his stepfather and his stepsister, age 11. Prosecutors claim that Arnzen and Marks planned the shooting after George Hamblin Jr., Arnzen’s stepfather, informed them they couldn’t visit the park. The family’s firearm was taken by youths, according to the prosecution, and Marks shot Hamblin with it before giving it to Arnzen. Then, according to the prosecution, Arnzen shot his stepfather once more before turning the gun on his stepsister. She was pursued and shot twice in the leg. During a preliminary hearing in June, Lewiston Police detectives Brett Dammon and Cody Bloomsburg said Marks told them that she agreed to the shooting because, “YOLO,” an acronym for “you only live once.” Bloomsburg also testified that Arnzen told him the pair took some time to “build up the courage” before the shooting and that he stopped shooting at his stepsister because he thought the gun was empty.
During that hearing, defense attorneys noted that Arnzen did not have any parent present during the police interviews and that Marks’ parents first agreed to let her be interviewed before she was considered a suspect in the case.
On Tuesday, Marks’ defense attorney Rick Cuddihy said the plea agreement was reached after mediation, and that the agreement says Marks can serve time in juvenile detention until she is 21. After that, she may be released by a judge or sent to adult prison.
“The benefit to my client is that her stay in juvenile detention might be her only stay in jail,” Cuddihy said.
Arnzen’s defense attorney, Greg Rauch, could not be immediately reached for comment.
In connection with the stabbing death of a 59-year-old Toronto man in what police are calling a “swarming” attack, eight adolescent girls are being charged with murder.
Following the weekend murder, officers from the Toronto Police Service charged the teenagers on Tuesday, according to the agency.
Just after 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to an allegation of an assault in downtown Toronto and discovered a male with stab wounds, according to Police Detective Sgt. Terry Browne. The individual was then taken to a hospital, where he passed away.
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The victims identity will not be made public by the police until his next-of-kin has been reached. In the fall, according to Browne, the victim relocated to a nearby homeless shelter.
According to Browne, who spoke to reporters, “as the inquiry progressed, it became clear very early on that the individuals involved in this were being described as eight young females.” According to him, police found the suspects near the scene of the attack and detained three 13-year-old girls, three 14-year-old girls, and two 16-year-old girls, accusing them of second-degree murder.
The suspects connected on social media. According to Browne, the same girls got into a fight earlier that evening in the vicinity of the man’s murder. He declined to provide further information, but he did state that the girls were allegedly trying to steal a bottle of alcohol from the victim, according to the detectives.
“(The suspects) got to know one another on social media. They originate from several locations throughout the city, Browne said during a press briefing. “We have no idea how or why they connected that evening or why they chose to travel to downtown Toronto. How long they had been acquainted with one another is unknown. At this time, I wouldn’t classify them as a gang.
They took part in a “swarming,” according to Browne. He opted not to mention if the teenager recorded the assault.
He claimed that several weapons had been taken, but he would not specify what sort. All of the girls, according to him, are Canadian, and three of the suspects have a history of running afoul of the law.
I’ve been in policing for almost 35 years and you think you’ve seen it all,” Browne said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Anyone who isn’t shocked with hearing something like this has clearly just thrown in the towel and just said that anything is possible in this world. Eight young girls and most under the age of 16. If this isn’t alarming and shocking to everyone, then we’re all in trouble quite frankly.”
Browne said police spoke to the parents of the teens.
“I can tell you it was a shock to find out that their children were involved in an event like this,” he said.
Canadian authorities did not release the girls’ names because they are minors.
Browne said they remain in custody and are due in court for an appearance Dec. 29.
The last time missing 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari was seen, according to camera evidence provided by North Carolina police, she was getting off her school bus.
The camera shows the sixth-grader getting off at her stop on November 21 at 4:59 p.m., which Cornelius police say is “the last time we have independent confirmation of when she was last seen,” which is about 20 miles north of Charlotte.
Madalina can be seen in the video sporting a gray T-shirt and a ponytail. A backpack’s black straps can be seen.
Madalina’s mother and stepfather reportedly informed detectives they last saw her on November 23. However, officials are now looking for additional witnesses outside of the family to determine the precise time frame of her disappearance.
When Madalina’s mother, Diana Cojocari, reported her missing to Bailey Middle School on December 15, a police investigation into the girl’s abduction was started. The mother was approached “on multiple occasions” by school staff to find out the reason Madalina wasn’t at school before the report was made.
Diana Cojocari, 37, and Madalina’s stepfather, Christopher Palmiter, 60, were detained on Saturday and charged with failing to notify authorities of a child’s absence after it had been three weeks since anybody had heard of the youngster.
The State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI are assisting in the hunt.
According to police, as a precaution, officers are conducting land and water searches in Lake Cornelius in addition to the region around Madalina’s house.
Madalina is characterized as being 90 pounds in weight, 4 feet, 10 inches tall, with brown eyes and hair.
Calling the Cornelius Police Department at 704-892-7773 will connect you to the department’s information line. The girl’s mother waited three weeks to tell her ex-husband because she thought it would hurt their current relationship she also waited three weeks to contact the police and let them know she was missing.
In the early morning of Wednesday, Dec. 14, two Bay St. Louis police officers were killed in the line of duty while responding to a welfare concern at Motel 6 on U.S. 90. Their names were Sgt. Steven Robin, 34, and Officer Branden Estorffe, 23.
The two officers went to the motel to respond to a 911 call made by the front desk on behalf of a guest named Amy Anderson. After arriving on the scene, Robin and Estorffe talked with Anderson, who had an 8-year-old child with her, for around half an hour. During this time, a phone call was placed to Child Protective Services.
Shortly after the call was made, Anderson started shooting at the officers in the motel parking lot. Robin was shot in the head and died instantly. Estorffe was shot and succumbed to his injuries later in a nearby hospital. Anderson also perished in the shooting, but the child that was with her was not harmed.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the agency responsible for investigating all of the state’s police shootings, initially thought that Anderson’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted, making her death a suicide. According to Public Service Commissioner Sean Tindell, MBI investigators later found that a round discharged from Estorffe’s gun was actually responsible for Anderson’s death.
A candlelight vigil was held on Thursday at Bay High’s Tiger Stadium in honor of the fallen officers. Family members of both victims and hundreds of community members were in attendance. A joint funeral service for the officers who died together will be held on Wednesday at the Bay St. Louis Community Center, 301 Blaize Ave. Visitation for family, friends, and community members will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the funeral service will begin at noon.
Here’s a timeline of what happened that Wednesday morning. Some of the times listed below are approximate.
Ocean Springs veterinarian Amy Brogdan Anderson, 43, arrives at Motel 6 in Bay St. Louis with an 8-year-old child. They check in at the front desk.
The Motel 6 front desk manager calls 911 at Anderson’s request. The manager says that the guest (Anderson) sounded distressed.
Officer Branden Estorffe arrives at the scene and is joined a minute later by Sgt. Steven Robin. She tells officers that she feared for her life and that her and her daughter were being followed by a white pickup truck.
3:39 a.m. — 4:18 a.m.
Robin and Estorffe meet up with Anderson to address her 911 call. Anderson tells the officers that she is being followed by a white pick-up truck, and that she fears for her life. Robin and Estorffe investigate Anderson’s allegations, gather information, and take statements. The officers interact with Anderson and the 8-year-old inside and outside their motel room.
Concerned about the minor’s safety in Anderson’s care, Robin and Estorffe decide to call Child Protective Services. Shortly after, Anderson and the child begin loading their vehicle, and Anderson informs the officers that they will be leaving Motel 6.
Seated in the driver’s seat of her brown Toyota Highlander, Anderson fires one shot at Robin, who was standing by the driver’s side door. The bullet hits him in the head, killing him instantly. Officer Estorffe, who was on the phone with Child Protective Services, hears the shot and immediately returns to the vehicle. As he approaches, Estorffe and Anderson exchange gunfire. Both individuals are hit, and their injuries are fatal. Estorffe was alive when he was removed from the scene, but died shortly after at a nearby hospital.
The investigation into this shooting is open and ongoing. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety will release additional details to the public upon its completion.
Could Amy really be fearing for her life? And was afraid someone was going to kill her and her daughter? And if so who? She was concerned enough to call the cops about this white pickup truck. Could she have been fearing for her life when the police told her they contacted CPS? What are your thoughts?
According to Jerry her ex-husband she had threatened her pedophile ex-husband with the same firearm she used in the gun battle that ended her life.
Amy Brogdon Anderson menaced her former husband, Royce Carroll “Jerry” Mize, with the 9mm handgun when he was released on bail after being arrested for performing oral sex on a 10-year-old girl in June 2017, the Daily Mail reported.
Mize, 63, is currently serving a 10-year sentence for sexual battery at Leake County Correctional Facility.
Anderson, 43, had two children from a previous relationship and married Mize in 2011.
Mize’s sexual misconduct with his minor victim occurred in Feb. and March 2017, and the couple divorced shortly after. He is currently serving a 10-year sentence.
In the divorce filing, Anderson requested custody of the couple’s young child, as well as her two older children.
“[Mize’s actions] have been extremely damaging to the mental health and physical health of Amy, and that the continuance of the marital relationship would cause further serious damage to both her mental and physical health and well being, and to the physical health and well being of the minor child,” the documents read.
Royce Jarroll “Jerry” Mize is currently serving a 10-year sentence for sexual battery.MDOC
In his own court filing, Mize claimed that Anderson had stolen or lost some of his possessions, including a Chevy Silverado truck, clothing, and prescription glasses. He also described the moment she waved the 9mm pistol at him when he tried to retrieve his RV while out on bail.
Anderson, who just started a new job at Lakeview Animal Hospital last month, checked herself and her 8-year-old daughter into a Motel 6 a short distance from her Ocean Springs home around 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 14.
A ten-year-old boy’s dream was to have virtual reality. After obsessing over it and seeing what seemed like everyone else playing them online, he wondered how cool it would be to own one. And he had a plan. He was going to ask Santa for one, just like in the movie A Christmas Story. just like when Ralphie really wanted that BB gun, the Red Ryder, and when all hope was lost, he ended up getting one for Christmas after all.
His mom however has been a single mom since Her son was a baby. She was currently working two jobs just to support them. They lived in a run-down neighborhood. She came home from work one night and the house was ransacked she had worked so hard this last little bit to put together everything she had in her savings to get her son one gift. With getting a bonus from work and working overtime she was able to get enough money to buy her son a Virtual Reality system that he has been wanting all year. Her son was a hard worker and never complained about his chores, got all A’s in his class quite a kid but a good kid.
Yet most years for Christmas all she was able to get him was things he needed like shoes and a new backpack. She knew he was going to be surprised. But this so happened that the day her house was broken into that they stole the Virtual reality system that she had scraped and saved for. She was devastated she had worked so hard to get him this gift. But at least she thought to herself at least he doesn’t know so he won’t be disappointed. She did indeed tell him that the gifts were stolen but she did not mention anything about the VR gaming set. Since then she bought a gun for protection just in case. She had never shot a gun before so she ended up going to a shooting range and learned how to use it for protection just in case she ever needed to.
Not knowing how she was going to even afford clothes this year for Christmas she was crying in her room. Her son came in and told his mom that it was okay that he had a plan and that it was going to be okay. She then asked what do you mean you have a plan? The boy ran to his room and ran back to show his mom that he wrote a letter to Santa to ask him to get him a VR headset and get his mom a nice Jewelry set as well. “Santa has never visited us before but I have been so good this year and I don’t think he will mind just this one Christmas if he comes to our house just once.”
His mom was heartbroken and crushed by the kindness of her son’s heart. His mom has never had the heart to tell him that Santa isn’t real, but she also doesn’t have the money to afford to ever get him anything. She guessed it was time she told him the truth. She tells The Boy that Santa is in all of us and that it is in what we do to help people and share the joy with them that is the true Santa that Santa the magical Santa isn’t real but the joy of being able to do kindness for others is very real.
The boy turned very pale and started to hyperventilate. “What do you mean Santa isn’t real?” He screamed, ” That was our only hope to have our one chance at having a good Christmas, and now that is gone!” His mom tried to comfort her son to tell him they will get through this and they are going to be okay. “I want to kill those robbers.” He screamed; he saw the gun on his mom’s nightstand, and he grabbed it from her. He fought back and forth with the gun in hand, trying desperately to get it away from him. And then the gun went off. His mom collapsed to the floor with a gunshot wound in her stomach, and she started convulsing and foaming at the mouth. He backs away and just starts screaming “MOOOOOMMMMYYYYY” “HELP MOMMY SOMEONE HELP”
Neighbors heard the commotion and called 911 by the time the cops got there his mom was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy was charged as an adult last month with alternate counts of first-degree intentional homicide or first-degree reckless homicide.
Wisconsin law requires children as young as 10 to be charged as adults for certain serious crimes, though the boy’s attorneys can seek to move the case to juvenile court. The boy, who family members said has mental health issues, is being held in juvenile detention.
The prosecutor in the case asked the judge to require the boy to be released into the custody of a family member should he post bail. The judge did not impose that restriction.
The boy mostly kept his head down during the hearing. The judge ordered that he not be placed in shackles or any other kind of restraint and forbade the media from publishing any personal information about him, including his image and address.
Amanda was a 19-year-old with dreams and a life to live. According to friends, Amanda and her ex-boyfriend Dustin McCowan had decided to be friends, Dustin was dating another girl at this time, and he and Amanda had been dating on and off for two years; in between, they had had other girlfriends or boyfriends. But sources say that Amanda was causing issues between Dustin and his new girlfriend, and it came to a point where Dustin was asking Amanda not to hang around anymore.
September 15th, 2011 around 10:31 pm Amanda’s mom calls 9-11 saying she hasn’t been home since around 6 pm but with her being an adult and the fact that her missing person report was never officially filed they said to call back 24 hours later. With this being a small town neighbors took it upon themselves to band together to find her. They found her car around 6:52 am which was vacant and still had her wallet in it.
a neighbor then says that they saw Dustin holding Amanda’s body on a train track and screaming, “no no no Amanda please wake up!” Then the neighbor claimed to call the police. Amanda was found with a single shot to the neck where police said she would have died instantly.
Dustin McCowan was arrested in the case and claimed that he was jealous and upset at Amanda and that he killed her. Here is the thing: there is no DNA evidence that he killed her. The bullet that killed her was the same as Dustin’s dad’s police gun but his police gun was never recovered. There is no proof that Dustin murdered Amanda, yet his trial was held in the same small Poke county where it happened in. The jury sentenced Dustin to prison for murder, but he has stated time and time again that he did not murder Amanda. He tried to get his conviction overturned but was unsuccessful, but he keeps trying to get his name cleared. His father did not content with his house being searched, and they never got a warrant to search his home.
To me personally, this does not seem like a fair trial. This was done in the same small town where this tragedy happened. This is also not what I would call a “rage murder”; this was a one-bullet murder. Most rage murders are messy. There are theories that his dad had something to do with her murder, but no charges have ever been made against him the murder weapon has also never been found.
I attempted to reach out to the family, but they would not comment on this matter. I reached out to Dustin via email and his lawyer, and I await their response.
We all dream of that happy ever after. Ashley Lockheart thought she had found that with her fiance Raymond Thompson in the eleven years they have been together they had 6 beautiful children together and Ashley wanted even more. She always wanted to have a big family and to be a loving mother. But life wasn’t always easy Her fiance has had a drug addiction which led to him at times being violent with her. She finally decided enough was enough, filed a restraining order against him, and reassured her family members that she was done with him. Raymond accused her of their sixth child who is now ten months old wasn’t his.
it is not sure at this point if Ashley decided to come into Raymond’s van willingly but according to Ashley’s family, Raymond was certain that Ashely had been cheating on him. It is unclear as to what exactly happened next but less than an hour later Raymond turned himself in for the murder of his fiance Ashely Lockheart.
Police found the van with Ashley stabbed 18 times in the neck, arm, and chest. Lockhart leaves behind six daughters. A fundraising page calls them her six charms. The oldest is 10 years old, the youngest is just 5 months. in this horrific case, these six children are now all parentless.
Police in Canada are under fire for claiming to know the location of the graves of two Indigenous women who were reportedly killed by a suspected serial murderer but that they won’t be scouring the region because of rough terrain. Jeremy Anthony Michael Skibicki, 35, is suspected of killing four Indigenous women, including Morgan Beatrice Harris, 39, and Marcedes Myran, 26, according to Winnipeg, Manitoba, police. In connection with the murders of the women, Skibicki is accused of four counts of first-degree murder.
Rebecca Contois, 24, was one of the victims, and her partial remains of her were discovered in a dump in May, according to the Winnipeg Police Department. The Long Plain First Nation’s Harris and Myran, both residents of Winnipeg, were killed by Skibicki between March and May, according to a later police announcement. Although the fourth woman who was allegedly killed by Skibicki has not been named, she is known by the name Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe, meaning Buffalo Woman. Police suspect Harris and Myran’s remains are at a different landfill, the Prairie Green landfill north of the city, but Chief Danny Smyth of Winnipeg Police said police will not be conducting a search there on Tuesday. “Time and time again, our Indigenous women and brothers and sisters have to come here, and we have to shout and we have to raise our voices begging for change and begging for justice for our people, and that is wrong,” Cambria said.
Kera Harris said she believed police should request federal assistance with the search, rather than choosing not to investigate the site.
“I do not agree with how this is being handled,” Harris said. “How can you even fathom the idea to leave them there? These women are deserving of a proper resting place, not to be left alone in a landfill in the dead of winter,” she said.
“If you can’t find them, then why haven’t you asked for help? Why can’t you ask for help nationwide rather than just having a small amount of people conduct the searches?” Harris said.
Loved ones of the victims are not the only ones calling for further action from officials.
In a tweet Tuesday, Niki Ashton, a Member of Parliament with Canada’s New Democratic Party, said: “We remember the Indigenous women who have been targeted and killed because they are Indigenous women. Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, Rebecca Contois, and Buffalo Woman killed by a serial killer in Winnipeg this year.”
“We stand with their loved ones calling for action now,” Ashton wrote.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International Canada issued a statement signed by a number of groups, saying the victims’ “tragic deaths by an alleged serial killer is yet another source of massive grief for Indigenous communities across Canada, whose long-called-for end to colonial violence, classism, racism, and misogyny are still not met with an adequate government or broader community response.”
“These deaths must not be ignored, nor the reality that they represent the ongoing generational harms and trauma that are rooted in violence against Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people,” the statement said.
Speaking during Tuesday’s police news conference, MacKid said: “It’s tough when we’re being criticized for almost a lack of, a lack of caring when I don’t think that’s the case. Our members are working extremely hard on this case.”
Smyth said: “We acknowledge that the families are heartbroken. We acknowledge that they’re angry, frankly. We acknowledge that a lot of people are angry.”
“We’re doing our best to bring justice to the families and that’s what we hope to do,” he said.
Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said Tuesday that he believed all levels of government have failed Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people for centuries, CBC News reported.
“I think as we recognize the failure of the federal government to keep these women safe, it’s important to realize that there are women today that are in the same vulnerable place that these women were, and that continues,” he said.
He was scheduled to meet with Morgan Harris’s family on Tuesday, as well as with the chief of Long Plain First Nation, to discuss what support the federal government could provide.
On Thursday, they charged him with three more counts of first-degree murder.
All of the victims are believed to be indigenous women, Winnipeg police said.
Police identified the suspect as Jeremy Skibicki of Winnipeg, who was first arrested on 18 May in connection to the murder of Ms Contois, a member of O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation in the province of Manitoba.
In a Thursday press conference, investigators said they believe Mr Skibicki is responsible for three other deaths.
Police Chief Danny Smyth said “it’s always unsettling when there’s any kind of a serial killing”, adding these homicides are particularly disturbing as “they involve indigenous women”.
Morgan Beatrice Harris, 39, was killed on or around 1 May, while Marcedes Myran, 26, was killed on or around 4 May. Both women are members of the Long Plain First Nation but lived in Winnipeg.
Police have yet to identify the fourth victim. They have appealed to the public for information and released photos of a reversible winter jacket that belonged to her.
Investigators, however, said they believe the unidentified victim is also an indigenous woman in her mid-20s.
The bodies of Ms Harris, Ms Myran and the unidentified woman have yet to be recovered.
Ms Cantois’ remains were discovered on 16 May in a bin on the northside of Winnipeg.