Florida Man Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Boy Who Shot Himself In The Face

A month after a 4-year-old boy, Avion Cymani Weaver, in Auburndale, Florida fatally shot himself in the face, his mother’s live-in boyfriend, 26-year-old Demeko DeSean Robinson, was arrested and charged in connection to the accidental shooting, the ABC Action News reports. On Friday, January 20, emergency medical services arrived at a home in the 198 Lakeside Hills Loop after receiving a call about needing assistance. Upon arrival, paramedics say Robinson was standing at his front door holding the boy, who was bleeding heavily from his face, with a towel around his head. The child was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando where staff pronounced him dead at around 11 p.m. Detectives stated that Robinson initially told them that Avion hit his head on the table and “he was badly injured” until it was discovered that he suffered a gunshot wound to the face. The Polk County man later changed his story, saying that when he stepped outside of his apartment home to speak with friends, the boy must have found his gun, a 9-mm handgun, hidden in the kitchen and shot himself in the face. Witnesses corroborated Robinsons’ story, claiming that they saw him standing outside in the parking lot with a group of his friends. 4yo Avion Weaver fatally shot himself in the head with a gun he found in a box on the kitchen counter. https://t.co/LNZNzEL8uz #GunSense pic.twitter.com/5VWBRWn7es — Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) January 24, 2017 Avion was supposed to be inside watching television when Robinson stepped outside the home; however, a witness stated that a short time later, they heard a single “pop.” Residents reportedly rushed inside of the home and found Avion on the couch, unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his cheek. The boy’s mother, Deja Perry, was not home during the time of the accidental shooting. She arrived just shortly after 911 was called from her home. At the time, no one faced any criminal charges in the shooting death of the 4-year-old until Thursday, February 23 when Officer Cody Skinner of the Auburndale Police Department arrested Robinson while he was sitting in his vehicle, near his home. He was charged with “tampering with evidence, possession of an altered firearm, and giving false information to officers.” Auburndale Deputy Chief Andy Ray stated that they did not know the location of the gun that the child used to allegedly shoot himself. He went on to say that Robinson told investigators that the gun was on the kitchen counter in a box, but they did not find it. During an investigation, detectives were able to locate the handgun, which was allegedly hidden. JUST IN: #Auburndale Police arrest Demeko Robinson for the accidental shooting death of 4 Y/O Avion Weaver last month. @FOX13News pic.twitter.com/dNSUvVvS5V — Lucas Bogg (@LucasBoggPhotog) February 23, 2017 However, that wasn’t the only thing discovered inside the home. Investigators reportedly “found a 22-caliber rifle that that had been shortened to an unlawful length, with serial numbers removed. Because of that, Robinson is also charged with possession of a short-barreled rifle and possession of an altered firearm.” A Go Fund Me page, which is now closed, was created shortly after the deadly shooting to help pay for Avion’s funeral. The family was able to garner $850 in donations. Avion was well-known and loved in the community. Towanda Jean-Louis described the boy as being “mature beyond his age.” She went on to say that “he was the neighborhood’s little boy. We all loved him.” “He shouldn’t have died.” “The gun should have been locked up, away from him,” Jean-Louis added. “I know mine would have been locked up.” Following the child’s shooting death, the Department of Children and Families have conducted an internal investigation. It appears DCF previously contacted the boy’s family and investigators visited the home four times after there were “accusations of neglect or drug use in the home.” It was alleged that Auburndale police notified the Department of Children and Families after Avion’s accidental death, prompting an investigating as “any child death reported to the Florida Abuse Hotline that is suspected to be a result of abuse or neglect.” [Featured Image By barbol88/iStock]

Danielle Stislicki Update: Police Announce New Evidence In Case Of Missing Woman

As authorities await the results of evidence analysis in the Danielle Stislicki case, police have announced that they anticipate new items of evidence to be turned over for further examination. The missing Farmington Hills, Michigan woman vanished almost three months ago and so far her disappearance still remains a mystery. Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus has announced that progress is being made in Danielle’s case, despite little information about the investigation being released to the public. According to the Detroit Free Press, Nebus said police are still waiting for the crime lab’s analysis on the evidence that has been collected so far. Danielle Stislicki Update: New Photos Released On Web Of Missing Michigan Woman https://t.co/bApTtP8FOj — Gina Lawriw (@GinaLawriw) February 12, 2017 In mid-December, police searched a home in Berkley and removed a mattress, presumably for DNA testing. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, some floorboards from the residence were also taken and are being tested, according to Click on Detroit. The Berkley residence reportedly belongs to a former security guard who once worked at the MetLife building where Danielle also works. #finddani #LightTheWayForDani Danielle Stislicki Update: Second Self-Defense Fundraiser For Women On Saturday https://t.co/LDrJxdbfpL — Cia Young (@ciayoungwriter) February 10, 2017 Nebus further stated that “potential” new evidence would be sent to the lab for analysis but did not offer any details about what it may be, the Free Press reports. In addition, the police chief noted the department is “moving forward in building a case.” Additionally, on Sunday, Elizabeth Newton, the sister-in-law of the former security guard, is holding a “Walk for Truth” in an attempt to shed light on the missing woman’s case. According to WXYZ, Newton believes she can help authorities locate Danielle, so she is holding the walk in the neighborhood in which her brother-in-law is living. The event will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern Time at Jane Addams Elementary School, located at 2222 W. Webster Road in Royal Oak, WXYZ reports. #FindDani #DanielleStislicki – Hundreds of Women Learn Self-Defense At Fundraiser For Missing Farmington Hills Woman https://t.co/IUsTKcAhCV — Nikki (@nikkicoopahh) January 31, 2017 As reported by the Inquisitr prior, Newton has spoken out about her brother-in-law and Danielle’s disappearance, saying, “It’s not looking good, it’s just not… She’s still missing and he’s still not said any bit of truth to the police,” according to Fox 2 Detroit. According to Fox 2, Newton also stated that police took her brother-in-law’s “floor” and alleged police “have evidence of him… having been with Danielle on the day she disappeared…” Fox 2 reports that neighbors of the former security guard have reportedly said they saw a Jeep parked in the driveway of his home. Police have announced that Newton’s brother-in-law is not a suspect or person of interest in Danielle’s case at present. Security Guard Seen With Danielle Stislicki On Day She Vanished, Says In-Law https://t.co/W6zELCRsvh pic.twitter.com/8HqmhvdUW7 — Celebrity News (@UpdatedCeleb) February 24, 2017 Danielle, 28, went missing sometime in the late afternoon of December 2, after leaving her job at MetLife at around 5 p.m. She had plans later in the evening to meet a lifelong female friend for dinner after first stopping at her apartment on the way home from work. When Danielle failed to show up for their planned dinner, her friend became worried and headed to the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives. When the friend arrived, she found Danielle’s Jeep Renegade parked near her apartment. Danielle did not show up for work on Saturday, the following morning. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Local law enforcement later announced that inside Danielle’s locked Jeep was her purse, her identification, and her credit cards. Danielle’s keys and cell phone were nowhere to be found, which police announce is very suspicious. Authorities announced her key ring contains a unique key charm consisting of a yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs. Danielle’s cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in a rose gold case. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Danielle is described as being five feet, five inches tall, and weighing about 123 pounds. She has brown wavy medium-length hair and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a blue Eddie Bauer jacket, and burgundy boots when she vanished. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Police want to speak to anyone who may have spotted Danielle or her Jeep between 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, when her vehicle was found. Danielle’s vehicle is a black 2015 Jeep Renegade with Michigan License Plate DGH 8957. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] At press, a Go Fund Me campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $30,560, surpassing its original goal of $25,000 by several thousand dollars. Danielle’s employer, MetLife is offering a $50,000 reward, and the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives is offering another $50,000, making the current reward $130,560. A website has also been established, www.finddani.org, which is aimed at aiding in the search for the missing woman. Anyone who has information regarding Danielle Stislicki is urged to call the Farmington Hills Police Command Desk at 248-871-2610 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. Those who call with any information about the missing woman can remain anonymous if they so desire. [Featured Image by Find Danielle Stislicki/Facebook]

Kansas Shooting: Family Of Indian Man Killed In Racial Attack Blame Donald Trump

A Kansas shooting claimed the life of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and now the family of the slain man are blaming Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric for the slaying. Srinivas was killed when 51-year-old Adam Purinton allegedly opened fire inside a bar in Olathe, a suburb or Kansas City, police said. Two others were injured in the attack, the Chicago Tribune reported. Now, members of Kuchibhotla’s family say they believe Donald Trump bears some responsibility for the attack. “This certainly shows that Trump is surely the primary reason as of now. Most of my relatives are in the U.S. from the past 20 years and they have never encountered this thing. This is first such incident in our family,” said Shastri, Srinivas’s brother (via India.com). Witnesses said the attack appeared to be racially motivated. A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill said Purinton used “racial slurs” before opening fire, an attack that came as the bar was crowded for the Kansas vs. TCU basketball game. Bartender Garret Bohnen told the Kansas City Star that Srinivas Kuchibhotla would come to the bar once or twice a week for a drink, but this week was the target for Purinton’s attack. Bohen said Purinton told the men “get out of my country” before shooting, the Chicago Tribune noted. Reports indicate that Purinton was asked to leave the bar for making racial slurs, but returned with a gun and opened fire. The 51-year-old is also accused of shooting another Indian man, Alok Madasani, 32, as well as 24-year-old Ian Grillot, who tried to stand between the shooter and the Indian men to stop the attack. Reports indicated that Purinton thought the Indian men were Middle Eastern. “From what I understand when he was throwing racial slurs at the two gentlemen (Kuchibhotla and Madasani), Ian (Grillot) stood up for them,” Bohnen said. “We’re all proud of him.” Grillot later said that he heard Purinton fire several shots and tried to intervene when he believed the man had emptied his gun. “I got up and proceeded to chase him down, try to subdue him,” Grillot said in a video posted on the Kansas City Star. “I got behind him and he turned around and fired a round at me.” Grillot added that he wasn’t thinking about race when he stepped in to try to stop the shooting. “It’s not about where he (victim) was from or his ethnicity,” Grillot said. “We’re all humans, so I just did what was right to do.” The alleged Kansas shooter was captured later that night when he reportedly told an Applebees bartender that he was hiding out after killing a man. Adam Purinton has been charged with murder and attempted murder for the Kansas shooting. Authorities have not yet said if he will face hate crime charges. FBI special agent Eric Jackson said they were investigating whether the hate crime charges would be added. “This was a violent crime and we want the best prosecution that relates to this because there are victims of this crime and we want the community to know that… we’re looking to make sure that the individual involved in this is held accountable for his actions,” he said (via the Chicago Tribune). Aside from the family of the slain Indian man, others say that Donald Trump bears some responsibility for the Kansas shooting because of the anti-immigrant rhetoric the now-president has used for the past several months. A far right US terrorist attack again slipping under the radar… I wonder if Trump will mention this one…https://t.co/Yq7oVvM0Lq — Benevolent Fool (@benevolentfool) February 24, 2017 Will Trump talk about this hate crime in Kansas? White man says “get out of my country” before shooting Indian man. https://t.co/I2x1DERi2A — GottaHearBothSides (@J_M_Cook) February 23, 2017 To date, President Donald Trump has not issued a statement about the Kansas shooting. [Featured Image by Mark Makela/Getty Images]

Aaron Hernandez May Highlight Pot Use As Parth Of 'Diminished Capacity' Defense

Disgraced and jailed former NFL star Aaron Hernandez could be contemplating turning to a marijuana defense in hopes of beating double-murder charges. The Boston Herald reports the former New England Patriots tight end plans to possibly call two experts to the stand during his trial that starts next week to talk about his regular use of the drug while in the NFL and the effects it could have on someone’s “medical and psychological” profile. “Sometimes these experts get on the stand and say that based on their testing and review of the evidence that they don’t believe the defendant had the mental ability to form an intent to kill,” said longtime criminal defense attorney Robert Sheketoff who is not involved in the case. “It’s not a full defense, but it negates something the commonwealth has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.” The 26-year-old Hernandez is already serving life without the possibility of parole for the 2013 execution-style killing of onetime associate Odin Lloyd. During that trial, his rampant use of the drug emerged as a key factor. On the night of the killing, prosecutors noted Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana throughout the evening. Sources also claimed Lloyd was known as the “blunt master” and was the source of the drug Hernandez often smoked as much of as an ounce per day. He and Hernandez were also considered “smoke buddies.” Aaron Hernandez is escorted into the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court for his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. [Image by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images]. While some media outlets have reported Hernandez is now sporting gun tattoos of the alleged murder weapon in connection with the drive-by, double slaying, he has yet to plead guilty to any of the charges. Hernandez’s new defense team now includes famed Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez, who gained notoriety for his defense of her on charges she murdered her young daughter. Baez is expected to use the pot theory to argue Hernandez had diminished capacity at the time he is accused of gunning down Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu after one of them allegedly spilled a drink on him on the night in question and neglected to apologize. In retaliation, Hernandez is accused of opening fire on both of them as sat at a stoplight outside a downtown Boston club in 2012. “At that point, if you are using this tactic, you are probably trying to get it down to second-degree murder or manslaughter,” Phil Tracy, a criminal defense attorney also not involved in the case, told The Herald. “You would try to say that repeated and prolonged use of marijuana had an effect on his brain so he couldn’t form clear intent to commit first-degree murder.” Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots speaks to the media after Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. [Image by Larry Busacca/Getty Images]. Baez and company are also expected to hammer home the fact prosecutors lack forensic evidence in the case and a key eyewitness could be considered unreliable based on his checkered past. Meanwhile, Bill Belechick, Hernandez’s former coach with the Patriots, has emerged as someone who could be called to testify as a defense witness. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and former Florida teammate and current Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey are also on a list of possible witnesses. Belichick coached Hernandez for three years and signed him to a five-year, $40 million extension — one of the biggest contracts in Patriots history — as one of quarterback Tom Brady’s favorite targets. After news of the Lloyd charges became public fodder, the team voided the remainder of the deal and severed all ties with him. A Denver recently tried the same pot intoxication defense Hernandez is rumored to be considering on charges of killing his wife before ultimately withdrawing his plea and pleading guilty. [Featured Image by Jared Wickersham/Getty Images]

Security Guard Seen With Danielle Stislicki On Day She Vanished, Says In-Law

The sister-in-law of a former security guard is speaking out, saying he was seen with missing Farmington Hills, Michigan woman, Danielle Stislicki, on the same day she vanished. The in-law alleges local police offered this information about her brother-in-law. Elizabeth Newton said about Danielle’s case, “It’s not looking good, it’s just not… She’s still missing and he’s still not said any bit of truth to the police,” according to Fox 2 Detroit. Danielle Stislicki Update: New Photos Released On Web Of Missing Michigan Woman https://t.co/bApTtP8FOj — Gina Lawriw (@GinaLawriw) February 12, 2017 In fact, Danielle has been missing for more than two and a half months and very little information has been released involving the investigation into her disappearance. Newton further noted her brother-in-law had been interviewed by police in connection with Danielle’s case and was told by authorities that part of the floor of his Berkley home had been taken as evidence. #finddani #LightTheWayForDani Danielle Stislicki Update: Second Self-Defense Fundraiser For Women On Saturday https://t.co/LDrJxdbfpL — Cia Young (@ciayoungwriter) February 10, 2017 The man had once worked as a security guard at the MetLife building where Danielle works. In mid-December, police also removed a mattress from the man’s home, which is reportedly undergoing DNA testing. Investigation for missing F.H’s woman includes this home in Berkeley. Danielle Stislicki. pic.twitter.com/WD1hvRqWnT — Laura Bonnell (@LBonnellWWJ) December 23, 2016 According to Fox 2, Newton also stated the following. “You know they took his floor, they took his cars, they took his family’s cars, they have evidence of him… having been with Danielle on the day she disappeared… They have eyewitnesses and that’s fine… you can take it from me. I heard it from Sgt. Razzi at the Farmington Hills Police Department.” Newton added that when eyewitnesses spotted her brother-in-law and Danielle at his residence, her sister was in the hospital so “she wasn’t around” and the man has “no explanation for his whereabouts that day.” Fox 2 reports that neighbors of the former security guard have reportedly said they saw a Jeep parked in the driveway of his home. Danielle, 28, went missing sometime in the late afternoon of December 2, after leaving her job at MetLife at around 5 p.m. She had plans later in the evening to meet a lifelong female friend for dinner after first stopping at her apartment on the way home from work. Danielle Stislicki Update: Police Crime Lab Processing Evidence In Disappearance https://t.co/8Q5po2r7s8 — The Enigma Casebook (@EnigmaCasebook) February 2, 2017 When Danielle failed to show up for their planned dinner, her friend became worried and headed to the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives. When the friend arrived, she found Danielle’s Jeep Renegade parked near her apartment. Danielle did not show up for work on Saturday, the following morning. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Local law enforcement later announced that inside Danielle’s locked Jeep was her purse, her identification, and her credit cards. Danielle’s keys and cell phone were nowhere to be found, which police announce is very suspicious. Authorities announced her key ring contains a unique key charm consisting of a yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs. Danielle’s cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in a rose gold case. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Danielle is described as being 5-feet, 5-inches tall, and weighing about 123 pounds. She has brown wavy medium-length hair and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a blue Eddie Bauer jacket, and burgundy boots when she vanished. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Police want to speak to anyone who may have spotted Danielle or her Jeep between 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, when her vehicle was found. Danielle’s vehicle is a black 2015 Jeep Renegade with Michigan License Plate DGH 8957. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] At press, a Go Fund Me campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $30,560, surpassing its original goal of $25,000 by several thousand dollars. Danielle’s employer, MetLife, is offering a $50,000 reward, and the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives is offering another $50,000, making the current reward $130,560. A website has also been established, www.finddani.org, which is aimed at aiding in the search for the missing woman. Anyone who has information regarding Danielle Stislicki is urged to call the Farmington Hills Police Command Desk at 248-871-2610 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. Those who call with any information about the missing woman can remain anonymous if they so desire. [Featured Image by Find Danielle Stislicki/Facebook]

Tara Grinstead: Ryan Duke Arrested And Charged In 2005 Missing Persons Case

Tara Grinstead vanished without a trace In October 2005. Eleven years later, Ryan Duke, 33, was arrested and charged with her disappearance and murder. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed Duke is currently in custody. However, the suspect did not reveal the location of the former beauty queen and history teacher’s remains. On October 22, 2005, Tara Grinstead attended a beauty pageant at the Grand Theater in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Immediately following the event, the 30-year-old woman joined several friends for a cook-out at the home of a co-worker. According to reports, she left the co-worker’s house at approximately 11:00 p.m. that evening. #BREAKING Murder Suspect Ryan Duke was a former student at the HS where Tara Grinstead taught. #fox5atl pic.twitter.com/DnMmE08iSH — Aungelique Proctor (@aungeliquefox5) February 23, 2017 The following Monday, Tara was scheduled to report to Irwin County High School, where she taught a history class. However, when she did not show up and could not be reached by telephone, her colleagues called 911. When authorities arrived at Tara Grinstead’s Ocilla home, they did not find any signs of forced entry or a struggle. As reported by Fox 5 News, the officers noted that the missing woman’s front door was locked and her car was sitting in the street in front of her home. Upon entering the home, authorities found Grinstead’s cell phone. However, her keys and purse were gone. It appeared as though the 30-year-old woman simply vanished into thin air. Although it did not appear as though Tara Grinstead was taken against her will, authorities had several concerns. In addition to leaving her cell phone behind, police found an envelope full of cash inside Tara’s unlocked car. Grinstead’s friends also noted that her pet cat and dog were left inside the home without sufficient food and water — which she simply would not have done. This is the man who killed Tara Grinstead. pic.twitter.com/m5cyPlhm0D — Up and Vanished (@upandvanished) February 23, 2017 As reported by CNN, the former Miss. Georgia contestant recently ended a romantic relationship and had previously reported a former student for stalking. However, the first suspect in Tara Grinstead’s disappearance was Andrew Haley, who dubbed himself the “CatchMeKiller.” In a series of unsettling videos, Haley claimed responsibility for the brutal deaths of 16 young women. In what seemed like a twisted “game,” the self-proclaimed serial killer challenged authorities to follow various clues to locate the remains of the missing women. Andrew Haley’s first set of clues focused on the disappearance and supposed murder of Tara Grinstead. As reported by ABC News, GBI special agent Gary Rothwell said he and his colleagues “had to pursue that lead.” Unfortunately, it was later revealed that the “CatchMeKiller” was simply a disturbed young man who was attempting to “get as many hits as he could on his website.” As reported by Gainesville Times, Haley was ultimately convicted of tampering with evidence in an unsolved case and lying to police officers. However, the tampering with evidence charge was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court. The only clue in Tara Grinstead’s disappearance was a rubber glove, which was found in the woman’s front yard. Although authorities collected DNA from the glove, they were unable to match it with anyone associated with the missing woman. Despite the fact that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation refused to classify Tara’s disappearance as a “cold case,” they had no solid leads. Thankfully, a 2008 episode of 48 Hours Mystery and a 2016 documentary titled Up and Vanished ensured the community, and the rest of the nation, would not forget about the missing woman. On February 23, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of Ryan Duke for Tara Grinstead’s disappearance and murder. According to reports, Duke’s arrest was prompted by a recent tip and a fresh set of interviews. Authorities confirmed Ryan Duke attended Irwin County High School, where Tara Grinstead was a teacher. However, he graduated three years prior to her disappearance. Authorities have not divulged whether the former beauty queen knew her alleged killer. [Featured Image by ValdostaToday.com]

Ohio Caregiver Grinds On 100-Year-Old Dementia Patient In Disturbing Viral Video

Cell phone video of an Ohio caregiver engaging in the sexual abuse of a dementia patient has led to her swift arrest. The New York Daily News relays that Brittany Fultz, a native of Erie County, was reportedly filmed making suggestive comments to a 100-year-old patient at The Commons of Providence house in Sandusky during a December 2016 shift with a fellow employee, before switching from verbal harassment to outright sexual assault. Please be advised that the following video might be disturbing to some readers. “She was heard on camera suggesting explicit ideas to the elderly man,” KFOR adds. “[before] touching his thigh, pulling her pants down and even straddling his leg, at one point.” Fultz’s patient, a 100-year-old man who suffers from dementia, is captured on the video sitting in a chair as the Ohio caregiver begins making sexual comments and suggestions. “I can show you new things, I can show you new things,” Fultz can be heard saying in the visual. Later in the video, Fultz allegedly moons the camera and places her genitalia in the older man’s face. “I won’t tell if you won’t,” the Ohio caregiver says in another part of the video. “I’m a girl. You know what that means.” Detective Anthony Bath of Sandusky Police remarked to a local city publication that the video displays clear signs of both elder and sexual abuse. “[Fultz is] basically harassing [the victim],” Bath stated, as the Daily News notes. “It’s disturbing, [the way] she is touching him. This was not something he wanted.” WATCH: Ohio caregiver captured on video forcing lap dance on 100-year-old man with dementia https://t.co/EIfxv7Banj pic.twitter.com/9hgUf7UbdD — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 22, 2017 The detective additionally confirmed that the video was filmed back in December by the second employee who worked with Fultz that night, and that the other party was no longer employed by The Commons of Providence. After the visual was turned over to higher-ups at the nursing home facility, authorities were called in and Fultz was apprehended for gross sexual imposition. She was booked into the Erie County Jail early Friday, February 17, and released on bond later that day. “[It’s] disturbing to see an elderly subject being treated that way,” Bath said of the video of the Ohio caregiver and her patient. “And he has no way to defend himself,” he continued, “because he’s 100 years old and he’s diagnosed with dementia.” [Image by TommL/iStock] The website for the Administration for Community Living notes that hundreds of thousands of elderly people are abused each year, but the incidents, unlike the one shown in the Ohio caregiver video, rarely become public knowledge. “Abusers of older adults are both women and men,” the ACL explains, “and may be family members, friends, or ‘trusted others.’” “In general, elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Legislatures in all 50 states have passed some form of elder abuse prevention laws.” Just recently, as reported by E! News, matriarch of the musical Jackson family, Katherine Jackson, 86, accused her own nephew, Trent Lamar Jackson, of elder abuse after she alleged he had stolen money from her and was continually emotionally abusive toward her. Katherine Jackson claims nephew abuses her and keeps her from talking to her kids https://t.co/zdsPdscFl6 pic.twitter.com/yIzSkBGvwv — NewsOne (@newsone) February 13, 2017 “Trent has manipulated Mrs. Jackson so much,” court documents stated, “and preyed on her known kindness, that whenever the police arrive or efforts to press elder abuse charges have been undertaken, she ultimately recants or changes her mind.” Although the matter differed from the Ohio caregiver video incident as it did not involve sex, Ms. Jackson still feared for her life and asked to be granted a temporary restraining order against Trent. The officiant ultimately adhered to Ms. Jackson’s request, and Trent was ordered to immediately move out of the guest home where he had been living in. As CNN notes, Trent has gone on to deny all of Ms. Jackson’s claims. The trial of the now-former Ohio caregiver and the victim she assaulted on video is set to start soon, according to Detective Bath. [Featured Image by Erie County Sheriff’s Office]

Danielle Stislicki Update: Report Offers New Details In Case Of Missing Woman

For weeks, there has been no new information available about the case of missing Farmington Hills, Michigan woman, Danielle Stislicki. On Tuesday, however, a new report offered further details about the investigation into her mysterious disappearance. More than two and a half months have passed since Danielle vanished, but authorities indicate they are making progress on her case. However, they are waiting for lab results on the “mounting evidence” that they’ve obtained, according to Click on Detroit and a report by Local 4 Defenders reporter Karen Drew. Danielle Stislicki Update: Police Crime Lab Processing Evidence In Disappearance https://t.co/8Q5po2r7s8 — The Enigma Casebook (@EnigmaCasebook) February 2, 2017 The report further notes that police have been focusing a great amount of attention on a home in Berkley where a man lives who formerly worked as a security guard in the same building as Danielle. The home was searched by police in December and a mattress was removed from the residence at that time. According to the Click on Detroit report, the Defenders have learned that not only was the mattress taken from the home, but some floorboards were also removed by police for testing. The report indicates that sources have said that a car from the home’s garage was also confiscated by police. #FindDani #DanielleStislicki – Hundreds of Women Learn Self-Defense At Fundraiser For Missing Farmington Hills Woman https://t.co/IUsTKcAhCV — Nikki (@nikkicoopahh) January 31, 2017 Neighbors told the Defenders that the security guard had not been seen in the area since the December search. Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus said that authorities are putting things together piece by piece and “moving in the right direction of positive developments,” Click on Detroit reports. Prior to this most recent report, Fox News had reported that DNA tests were being run on the mattress taken from the security guard’s home. Fox had also noted that three vehicles, including Danielle’s Jeep, were also being tested. Danielle Stislicki’s Dad Calls Vigil A ‘Homecoming Of Our Hearts’ as 100’s Attend Emotional Event [Video] https://t.co/ZU2Y7o6KZS#finddani — Jim B. (@LakeMichJimbo) January 13, 2017 Danielle, 28, went missing sometime in the late afternoon of December 2 after leaving her job at MetLife at around 5 p.m. She had plans later in the evening to meet a lifelong female friend for dinner after first stopping at her apartment on the way home from work. When Danielle failed to show up for their planned dinner, her friend became worried and headed to the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives. When the friend arrived, she found Danielle’s Jeep Renegade parked near her apartment. Danielle did not show up for work on Saturday, the following morning. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Local law enforcement later announced that inside Danielle’s locked Jeep was her purse, her identification, and her credit cards. Danielle’s keys and cell phone were nowhere to be found, which police announce is very suspicious. Authorities announced her key ring contains a unique key charm consisting of a yellow figure with a green body and yellow legs. Danielle’s cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in a rose gold case. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Danielle is described as being five feet, five inches tall and weighing about 123 pounds. She has brown wavy medium-length hair and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a blue Eddie Bauer jacket, and burgundy boots when she vanished. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] Police want to speak to anyone who may have spotted Danielle or her Jeep between 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, when her vehicle was found. Danielle’s vehicle is a black 2015 Jeep Renegade with Michigan License Plate DGH 8957. [Image by Farmington Hills Police Department] At press, a GoFundMe campaign offering a reward for information that will lead to Danielle had jumped to $30,555, surpassing its original goal of $25,000 by several thousand dollars. Danielle’s employer, MetLife, is offering a $50,000 reward, and the Independence Green apartment complex where Danielle lives is offering another $50,000, making the current reward $130,555. A website has also been established, www.finddani.org, which is aimed at aiding in the search for the missing woman. Anyone who has information regarding Danielle Stislicki is urged to call the Farmington Hills Police Command Desk at 248-871-2610 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. Those who call with any information about the missing woman can remain anonymous if they so desire. [Featured Image by Farmington Hills Police Department]

Utah Man Allegedly Ordered 'Sister-Wives' To Murder Teenage Rape Victim

A Utah polygamist stands accused of coercing two of his devoted “sister-wives” into murdering the teen girl he supposedly raped in 2014. The New York Daily News reports that Kain Blackwing, 47, was first hit with a forcible sexual abuse charge three years ago for the alleged sexual assault of the victim, then 14, and is now facing added counts of solicitation and attempted murder for trying to take her life by way of two of his “spouses,” Raven Blackwing, 22, and an unnamed 19-year-old. According to court documents on the latest charges, four days before the rape trial was set to begin in a Utah court, Blackwing reportedly ordered the sister-wives to break into the West Jordan home where the young victim resided to savagely murder her while dressed as ninjas. Kain Blackwing was convicted of sexually abusing a 14 year old girl and plotting with 3 wives to murder the teen. https://t.co/sRzGzFtySJ — Ray Martinez (@RayMartinez) February 20, 2017 “[Raven and the 19-year-old were] wearing black masks and [carrying] guns,” the Daily News notes, “and [also] armed with a stun gun, knife, screwdriver, matches, syringes and Saran Wrap.” Despite their weaponry, the duo were no match for two other adults who were also inside of the home: the victim’s mother and her fiance, who just so happens to be Kain Blackwing’s half-brother. The couple were said to have been able to disarm the Utah sister-wives with a sword they kept for decorative purposes, which effectively ceased the murder-for-hire plot. “[One of them] came at me with a stun gun,” Blackwing’s relative relayed to KUTV about the “polygamist ninjas,” “and I instinctively blocked it with my arm [before] I hit her in the head, then proceeded to jump on top of her.” “I [then] grabbed my sword on the mantle, unsheathed it and told her that if she moved, she would lose body parts.” While being interrogated by the girl’s guardians, Blackwing’s partners would reveal that their actions had culminated from an 11-week operation that the supposed child rapist had worked out to try to have the case tossed out of court. “He was convinced that if [all three people] were dead, the authorities would have to release him,” the charges note. Even before the twosome were unmasked, however, their identities were said to have been known by their captors, not only through past interactions but from a separate rape trial in 2015 that brought the younger “assassin” into Blackwing’s polygamist fold when she was just 17-years-old. “[Blackwing] was charged in [2015 with] a separate case with seven counts of rape, forcible sodomy and three counts of forcible sexual abuse,” KSL Newsradio interjects. Kain Blackwing and his wife Raven Blackwing pictures,charged with attempted murder https://t.co/WqizHwwBVl pic.twitter.com/l0X8A42Vb0 — infowe (@infowe) February 21, 2017 “The alleged victim in that case,” the post continues, “is one of the women convicted of breaking into the house [of the 14-year-old].” After first introducing himself to the youngest of his marital brood as a teacher of “fighting and survival skills,” Blackwing purportedly told the young woman that he saw himself as a “Shen lord,” an omnipotent entity, and that such a title deemed him worthy of being referred to as “Lord.” Once their platonic relationship became sexual, Blackwing then reportedly told the girl that after he “bonded” with her in that way, “she became his, and the only way out of the relationship was death,” as court documents claim. The two went on to make their union “official” sometime after, with the Utah man giving the young woman, born Theresa Baker, her new name, Raven Blackwing, and effectively molding her into one of the murderous “sister-wives.” “For that [rape] case,” the Daily News states, “[his next] scheduled court hearing [occurs on] February 28. Utah resident Kain Blackwing and one of his three ‘sister-wives,’ Raven Blackwing, are currently being held in the Utah State Prison on various charges. [Image by DRO4/Wikimedia Commons/Cropped and Resized/CC BY-SA 2.0] Both sister wives, Raven and the 19-year-old, have already been sentenced for their participation in the failed murder plot, receiving 15 years in the Utah State Prison and probation, respectively, on aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, and witness retaliation charges. Kain Blackwing, already settled in the aforementioned facility on the teen rape charge, additionally received felony counts of solicitation for aggravated murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, and attempted aggravated murder for his hand in the sister-wives’ actions. [Featured Image by Utah State Prison]

Ohio Parents Arrested After 8-Year-Old Son Allegedly Suffers Heroin Overdose

Two Ohio parents have been arrested after their 8-year-old son allegedly suffered from a heroin overdose in January. Police say that they arrived at the couple’s Berea home on January 11 after receiving a report of an unresponsive child. The child in question was the 8-year-old son of Charles Dowdy and Danielle Simko, and responding officers say that when they arrived on scene, they found the boy not breathing, his desperate father reportedly performing CPR. 7-year-old Ohio boy recovering after heroin overdose. Hear the 911 call>> https://t.co/kUPtiBK5cJ pic.twitter.com/uOPJa09bt9 — WTOL 11 (@WTOL11Toledo) February 20, 2017 As The Washington Post reports, first responders immediately suspected that illicit drugs may have had something to do with the child’s condition. Officers claim that when they arrived at the suburban Ohio home, they found both drugs and paraphernalia at the scene. In assessing the child’s condition, a heroin overdose was considered a possible cause of the Ohio 8-year-old’s medical emergency. Despite the child’s dire condition, responding officers were able to locate a pulse and transport him to a local hospital for medical treatment. While officers suspected early on that heroin or other drugs may have played a role boy’s condition due to the alleged state of the family home, the boy’s father told a different story of how the 8-year-old Ohio boy became unresponsive. According to Charles Dowdy, the little boy had been laying in bed with his parents, both 31-years-old, when Dowdy realized that his son’s lips were blue. In a 911 call, Dowdy can be heard offering up an explanation for the condition of his 8-year-old; not once did he mention that there was heroin in the home or a possibility of an overdose. “I think he was sleeping and I think what happened was he rolled over and I don’t think he could breathe, I think he was just, like, in the pillow and he suffocated.” The boy’s father admitted that his son could have been without oxygen for as long as five minutes. Ohio man creates app to help victims of heroin overdoses via the @FoxNews App https://t.co/WxPM9TU3KR — jtblogs (@jtblogs) February 10, 2017 It was during that 911 call that Charles Dowdy was instructed on how to perform potentially life-saving CPR on his son. Also during his conversation with the 911 dispatcher, the Ohio father is heard talking to Danielle Simko, reportedly mother to the 8-year-old overdose victim. “Move! Move!” When the Ohio 8-year-old arrived at the hospital, it was determined that he had been the victim of a heroin overdose. Disturbingly, over the course of evaluating the child, medical personnel discovered drugs hidden on the boy’s person. According to investigators and Cleveland, the 8-year-old heroin overdose victim was found to have both a bag of heroin and unnamed prescription drugs in his sock. @khanknee @Bossip just imagine this was a black mother and father. It would been on CNN and MSNBC Day in and day out. — Don Salmon (@dijoni) February 21, 2017 .@Breaking911 Kid gets a hold of illegal drug, very bad! Kid gets a hold and uses a loaded firearm, tragic accident! No biggie! — Soso08 (@soso08) February 20, 2017 @nypost People who want to have children should have to go through the same channels as those who are trying to adopt. So heartbreaking. — Cara’s NYC (@nyc_inlove) February 20, 2017 While the 8-year-old was being treated for his drug-related close call, police continued to interrogate his parents about how he’d come to be unconscious and unresponsive in the first place. Eventually, police allege that Dowdy came clean about drug use inside the family home, even admitting that he had used illegal substances at the residence not long before his son’s overdose. After his father’s alleged confession, both parents of the lucky-to-be-alive Ohio boy were arrested in connection with his heroin overdose. The details of their arrest and the law enforcement investigation can be seen in the case’s police report. Cocaine laced with heroin, fentanyl linked to string of Northeast Ohio overdose deaths https://t.co/3axeBkXw0n — Gary Humble (@ghrecon) February 10, 2017 At the time of their arrest, the Ohio parents were charged with child endangerment. Last week, a Grand Jury handed down felony indictments for child endangerment and drug possession. The couple has remained incarcerated since their January 11 arrest and are currently being held on separate $150,000 bonds. The child, who has not been named in order to protect his privacy, recovered from his January overdose, but his current condition and custody situation are unknown at this time. When the crime was first reported on in January, it was erroneously reported that he only was 7-years old. However after reviewing the Ohio heroin overdose victim’s birth certificate, authorities determined that he is, in fact, an 8-year-old. [Featured Image by Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department]