Drug Crime July 24, 2017
‘I died more than once’: Recovered addict shares graphic photos of her life on heroin, hopes to bring awareness to others with addiction issues
Melissa Lee Matos, a recovered addict, is heartbroken over so many people dying daily from drug overdoses. In an attempt to spread awareness, she posted photos of her own life as a meth addict, in hopes that it will open others’ eyes to how dangerous and devastating drugs can be. “This was what I looked like, daily, …
Drug Crime July 23, 2017
Police: Parents feed drugs to heroin-addicted newborn girl to ‘cover up she was addicted’
A Utah man and woman are behind bars after allegedly giving their newborn daughter a cocktail of drugs to help offset heroin withdrawal symptoms and to cover up the fact she was addicted in the first place. KUTV reports the Elk Ridge couple, Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and Lacey Dawn Christenson, 26, face felony charges …
Family Crime July 22, 2017
Father of Dylan Redwine arrested for his son’s death
The dad of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, a Colorado Springs boy found dead in 2012, has been arrested nearly five years after his son’s remains were found. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Saturday that Mark Redwine, father of Dylan, has been arrested and charged with child abuse and second-degree murder. He’s being held on a …
Family Crime July 22, 2017
Paternity test proves man is NOT the father, ordered to pay child support regardless
A Houston, Texas, man must pay child support for a child that is not biologically his after he missed a court hearing he said he knew nothing about. Chron reports that Gabriel Cornejo, 45, took a DNA test over the paternity of a 16-year-old child, although his former girlfriend said there’s no way the child wasn’t his. The test proved …
child endangerment July 22, 2017
‘Get your baby before I kill him’: Mom of AMBER Alert toddler charged with attempted murder
On July 14, the Indiana Department of Child Services received a report after someone called authorities on a mother who allegedly threatened the life of her children. Four days later, three children became the center of a national AMBER Alert. A short time before 9 p.m. on July 18, authorities released an AMBER Alert for three …
Juveniles July 22, 2017
Police: Little girl, 7, takes over driving when dad overdoses behind the wheel
A quick thinking 7-year-old girl likely saved her unconscious father’s life when she took over the wheel on Friday in New York, catching the attention of first responders. New York Daily News reports that Eric Roman, 37, was driving a Lexus with his daughter in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon, when he reportedly passed out from …
Weird Crime July 21, 2017
‘You can’t control me!’: Woman with ‘blank stare’ randomly breaks in house via doggy door, attacks two kids
An Arizona woman was arrested after allegedly breaking into a doggy door at a random Arizona home and attacking two young girls on Tuesday. FOX News reports that Kristen Marie Anderson, 34, snuck through through the doggy door of a Happy Valley neighborhood home on Tuesday morning. Two young girls, ages 10 and 12, were inside the …
Court July 21, 2017
BREAKING: Dalia Dippolito to serve 16 years for hiring hit man to kill former husband
After almost four hours of listening to lawyers on both sides battle it out, a Palm Beach County judge sentence Dalia Dippolito to 16 years in prison. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied the request by prosecutors to exceed the 20-year sentence previously handed down to Dippolito during her 2011 trial, which ultimately got thrown …
July 21, 2017
Dalia Dippolito sentencing: Watch live!
– Dalia Dippolito was convicted in 2011 of hiring a hitman to kill her husband in August 2009.
– Prior to her conviction, police set up a fake scene and allowed Dippolito to believe her husband had been killed.
– Her husband, Mike Dippolito, who later divorced Dalia, made a surprise visit to her at a Florida police station while she still thought he was dead.
– A conviction and 20-year sentence in 2011 got thrown out on appeal.
– Dippolito was found guilty during her third trial.
– A motion seeking a fourth trial for Dippolito was denied.
– Prosecutors are seeking 30 years.