Young woman kills her unborn baby during ninth month of pregnancy because she couldn't deal with the stress

Natalie Towers 
By: Feng Qian

A young woman was arrested after taking more than 70 pills of misoprostol, in order to kill her unborn baby during the ninth month of pregnancy, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 24-year-old Natalie Towers of County Durham, has been sentenced to serve 2 and a half years in jail after pleading guilty to administering poison with intent to procure a miscarriage.

According to the police investigation, Towers was home alone when she called an ambulance, saying that she was having a miscarriage.

When the paramedics arrived at the scene, she said that she had stomach pain and heavy bleeding, but she appeared to be happy.

Towers told the paramedics that the baby is definitely dead.

The baby's body was found in the bathroom of the house. The Medical Examiner determined that the baby was between 32 and 34 weeks and he was born dead.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, learned that Towers took a large amount of misoprostol to induce miscarriage. A package of 92 tablets were found during a police search of her house, but only 13 pills remained.

Towers initially denied knowing that she was pregnant, but later confessed that she could not cope with the stress.

A search of her computer revealed that she was visiting an online pharmacy in connection with the abortion pill and consultations on how to clear the search history.

Driving instructors to accept sex instead of cash payments

Driver illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

Driving instructors in the Netherlands, are now able to accept sexual favors instead of cash as payment for lessons.

Justice minister Ard van der Steur and transport minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen, announced that driving schools are not breaking the law by accepting sexual favors instead of cash as payments for driving lessons.

In order for the transaction to be legal, both the instructor and the student must be over 18 years old, and the student cannot offer sex in exchange for lessons.

However, the officials noted that despite the fact that the practice is legal, it remains undesirable. The service is called Ride for a Ride, and the instructor must pay taxes on the income.

Conservative politicians in the country however, are trying to ban the practice.

Man taking disability benefits from government caught working as male stripper

Mark Hetherington 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of fraud after taking disability benefits from the government while working as a male stripper, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 51-year-old Mark Hetherington of Blackpool, was ordered to complete 150 hours of community service after pleading guilty to fraud.

The Blackpool Magistrate’s Court heard how Hetherington performed as a male stripper under the name Ian Kognito while claiming disability benefits.

Hetherington claimed a total of 5018.80 pounds ($7,472) over a two year period.

According to the police investigation, Hetherington took off his clothes for cash as a dancer despite telling the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that he suffered from anxiety that left him unable to work or even go out of the house.

Witnesses told the court that Hetherington dressed up as Batman and other characters before taking off his clothes.

55-year-old man files for divorce because his 30-year-old wife smells bad

Divorce cake illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A 55-year-old man filed for divorce because his 30-year-old wife smells bad and is very lazy, according to court documents in Nigeria.

Elder Moses Ajuwa told the Lagos Family Court, that his wife made it impossible for him to continue sleeping with her in bed and wants the court to dissolve his three-year-old marriage to Hauwa.

In addition to her bad body odor, Hauwa is lazy and has not fulfilled her obligations as a married woman. He also complained that his wife never cooks, and always goes out to party.

Ajuwa told the judge that he married his wife after his first wife died. He thought that Hauwa will cook for him and take care of his needs.

Ajuwa testified that every corner of their house stinks, and all the rooms are full of dirty clothes. Ajuwa cannot have sex with his wife because she smells very bad.

He claimed that she never takes showers. Hauwa denied all the allegations. Hauwa told the court that her husband wants her to dress like an older woman despite the fact that she is just 30 years old.

She also said that it is difficult to clean the house because it is too large.

Pimp earns $17,000 by selling underage girl to 100 customers

Sad girl illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A pimp was arrested for violating prostitution laws after allegedly earning thousands of dollars by selling an underage girl to more than 100 men, police in Japan said.

Kanagawa police said that they have arrested the 20-year-old pimp, who was not identified, for selling the 17-year-old girl to more than 100 men over a three week period.

The suspect met the girl, who ran away from her parents’ home, on a dating website. The suspect earned a total of 2 million yen ($16,509).

The pimp, who has been accused of violating child welfare and prostitution laws, denies the allegations, saying that he did not receive anything in exchange for arranging the sexual encounters with the girl.

Police also arrested a 42-year-old man for helping find men who wanted to pay to have sex with underage girls.

Woman kills her dog by forcing her parrakeet down its throat

Parakeet illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Police in Texas, arrested a mother for killing her family dog in a very cruel way.

Police were called to the home in Houston, for a disturbance. Officers found the woman’s 6-year-old daughter with bruises.

26-year-old Yesica Tzoc was arrested after her daughter said that her mother caused the bruises on her face and legs by beating her several times with a wooden stick.

The mother allegedly placed a jacket over the child's mouth so that neighbors won’t hear her screams.

While being interviewed by police, Tzoc said that she hit her daughter because she got in trouble at school. Police also investigated a claim of Tzoc being cruel to her dog.

Officer found the family dog dead in a cardboard box wrapped in curtains in a nearby trash can. Tzoc told investigators that she fed her parakeet to her dogs “because they have been waiting to eat them for a while.”

Police said that the woman used the iron curtain rod to force the bird down the dog’s throat, causing it to die.

Tzoc is being held in the Harris County Jail, on charges of felony animal cruelty and injury to a child.

Diabetic woman suffocates in closet while looking for cookies her son hid from her

Cookies illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

An obese woman died while searching for cookies, which her son hid from her.

Police said that the 84-year-old woman died after squeezing into a closet while searching for the hidden cookies.

The incident occurred Povoletto, Italy, on Wednesday night, after the woman's son hid the cookies in an attempt to improve his mother’s diet.

The son was worried that the sweet snacks could prove fatal to his mother who suffered from diabetes. While his intentions were good, the cookies prove fatal to the woman who loves sugary treats.

While her son was away, the woman rummaged around her house in search for the cookies. When she decided to check her wardrobe closet, she got trapped and was unable to free herself.

The coroner said that the victim was trapped due to her body weight and she suffocated as her body was pressed against her clothes.

Firefighters were called to remove the woman's body from the closet.

Man who has 21 children with 9 women steals money from family and loans it back to them with interest

Chris Harvey 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An unemployed man in the United Kingdom, who is the father of 21 children, was jailed following his despicable actions, targeting his own family.

53-year-old Chris Harvey of Wales, who fathered his 21 children with nine women, stole their money and then loaned it back to them with interest.

Harvey of Hengoed, Caerphilly, has not worked in 16 years. In order to make a living, he stole money from his children’s mothers and his brother, and became a loan shark.

Harvey stole about £22,000 (about $32,000) from the women who gave him their bank cards to withdraw their benefit money for his children.

When the women did not have money to pay their bills, Harvey lent them some and charged them interest rates of up to 400,000 percent.

Harvey pleaded guilty at the Cardiff Crown Court to fraud, theft and unlicensed money lending. He was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. Judge Michael Fitton QC said: “You have an arrogant and controlling personality.”

Woman crushes dog food and sells it as heroin

Megan Meyer 
By: Feng Qian

A woman of Wisconsin, sold fake drugs after telling a man she needs to get rid of it because her probation officer was coming to her home.

22-year-old Megan Meyer is accused of trying to sell dog food as heroin and aspirin as percocet.

Meyer now faces two felony counts of imitation of a controlled substance and felony bail jumping.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators were notified by an informant that Meyer “was looking to get rid of Percocet.” Meyer also told the informant that she also had some heroin available.

According to the informant, Meyer said that she needed to get the items out of her house because her probation officer will be making a home visit.

The informant bought the drugs and then gave the Ziploc plastic bag with the drugs inside to the police. The pill was not drugs.

Meyer was arrested on a parole violation and other charges. When she was asked if she ever sold drugs, she said: “I sold fake stuff.”

She admitted to crushing dog food and selling it as heroin and aspirin as Percocet, police said.

If convicted, Meyer faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Elaborate wedding proposal fails because ring was not big enough for spoiled woman

The proposal 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman had tears of joy following the elaborate and romantic marriage proposal set up by her boyfriend.

However, it all went downhill after she saw the ring.

The man of Sichuan, China, was disappointed over the failed proposal after the bride to be was dissatisfied with the engagement ring that she was given.

The man worked hard to set up the elaborate proposal, which included a flash mob in a street in Chengdu. After the dancers finished their routine, the man got down on one knee and proposed.

The man’s girlfriend was so touched by the entire chain of events that led to the big moment that she began to cry.

However, while many people were watching and waiting for her to say “yes,” things took a bizarre turn. As soon as the woman saw the diamond ring and realized that it was not one carat, she turned and left the scene without saying a word.

Photos of the proposal went viral. The photos show the woman leaving with the flowers she was given while her shocked boyfriend was still on his knee.

Someone leaked a screenshot of a WeChat conversation between the spoiled woman and her friend after she turned down the proposal due to the size of the ring.

In the conversation the woman said: “He agreed to buy me a one carat diamond ring. Why was this one so small? Is he so careless or has he never cared about me?”

To which her friend replied: “Don't worry. Perhaps the bigger one will be waiting for you later.”

So far, the man has not proposed again.

Police officer slips on ice and accidentally shoots unarmed car thief

Christopher Padilla 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Investigators in Colorado, said that a police officer shot an unarmed suspect when he fell on ice while running after him.

The suspect, who has a criminal history, was identified as Christopher Padilla, 20. He was critically injured and was taken to a hospital, where his is being treated and is expected to survive.

According to Aurora police, the officer was assigned to the Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force and was working with several police departments in an investigation of an auto theft ring.

The officer and his partner spotted a suspect in a white Honda Civic, and they followed him. The suspect stopped at a UPS parking lot.

According to Aurora police, the suspect got out of the Honda Civic and entered a black Acura, before driving away.

The officers followed the Acura several blocks. After crossing into Denver, officers conducted a PIT maneuver to stop the suspect. The suspect got out of his vehicle and began to flee on foot.

The officer slipped on ice while running after the suspect. His gun went off and the suspect was shot on the upper left quadrant. Padilla is facing charges of car theft.

The officer who shot Padilla, is a 16-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department. He was placed on administrative leave.

Man to spend more time in prison after second and third wives visit him in jail at same time

Frank E. Blake Jr. 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man of Virginia, was surprised when he was booked into jail for being married to more than one woman at a time.

33-year-old Frank E. Blake Jr., was in prison when he was brought before a judge in Henrico, for new charges of bigamy.

Blake’s legal problems began when his second and third wives showed up to visit him at the Henrico County prison, at the same time.

The problem was that he had not divorced his second wife before marrying his third wife, and he was still in contact with both of them.

When police investigated, they learned that he was not divorced from his first wife before he married his second wife.

However, the second wife was not misled as she admitted to police that she knew her husband was not divorced, but she saw documents that his first wife had already filed for divorce before they were married.

Blake pleaded no contest to a charge of bigamy. Henrico County Circuit Judge L.A. Harris Jr. sentenced him to 18 months in prison for the crime.

Before sentencing, Balke told the court that he did not realize that he was committing a felony by marrying more than one woman. “I didn’t know I was breaking the law. You can put me on a lie detector,” he said.

Mother kills her newborn baby by cooking her in microwave

Ka Yang 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother of California, was found guilty of killing her own daughter by cooking her in a microwave.

The mother was sentenced to life in prison for killing her 4-week-old daughter by putting her in the microwave.

34-year-old Ka Yang was convicted of first-degree murder and assault to a child after her daughter Mirabelle Thao-Lo, was found dead at the family home in Sacramento.

Evidence presented at the trial revealed that the girl was discovered with burns to 60 percent of her body. She also had radiation burns, but her hair was not burned.

A pacifier was found in the microwave, according to court documents. Investigators believe that the baby was placed in the microwave for between two and half and five minutes.

Yang initially told investigators that she had been working on a computer with her newborn baby in her arms when she had a seizure.

Yang said that she awoke to find her baby wounded next to a space heater. Yang had a history of seizures, but paramedics said that she did not show signs of having had a seizure when they arrived at her house.

After the inconsistencies in her story, Yang finally admitted that she had lied, and claimed that she has a split personality.

Yang, who is married and has three children, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

Judge beats up lawyer in court because he refused to sit down

Andrew Weinstock standing before Judge John Murphy 
By: Feng Qian

A judge in Florida, was removed from the bench after being seen on video beating up a lawyer in court because he refused to follow an order to sit down.

The Florida Supreme Court announced their decision to remove Brevard County Judge John Murphy, 29, because the attack was fundamentally inconsistent with the responsibilities of judicial office.

Attorney Andrew Weinstock wanted the judge to be arrested on a charge of assault, but police and prosecutors refused to file any charges.

“Judge Murphy threatened to commit violence against an assistant public defender, engaged in a physical altercation with counsel and resumed his docket while defendants were without counsel.

“This egregious conduct demonstrated his unfitness to remain in office. Furthermore, when a judge’s actions erode public faith in the court, removal is appropriate.

“Judge Murphy’s grievous misconduct became a national spectacle and an embarrassment to Florida’s judicial system. We conclude that, through his misconduct, Judge Murphy surrendered his privilege to serve in our court system,” the Florida Supreme Court said in a statement.

The incident began after Weinstock stepped up to be the attorney of a man accused of assault. After a minute of arguing, the judge said that if he had a stone, he would throw it at the attorney.

Murphy then told the attorney stop pissing him off, and ordered him to sit down. When Weinstock refused to sit down, the judge asked him to step outside for a fight.

Weinstock can be seen walking out of the courtroom, but the judge quickly followed. A struggle ensued him, and the judge is heard screaming profanities.

Weinstock claims that the judge punched him in the face, but Murphy denied the allegations.

Grandmother wears fake beard to sneak into school and visit her estranged grandson

Gloria Laniece Bryan 
By: Chan Yuan

A grandmother was arrested on a charge of trespassing after allegedly wearing a fake while sneaking into school to visit her estranged grandson, police in Iowa said.

Iowa City police said that they have arrested 66-year-old Gloria Laniece Bryan, after being caught in her grandson’s school, where she pretended to be an old sick man.

Bryan was charged with one count of harassment and one count of trespassing. She was booked into the Johnson County Jail, and released on bail.

According to the police investigation, on Thursday, Bryan posed as an elderly man with a white long beard. She came to the school and was allowed to enter the cafeteria.

She located her grandson, who was eating lunch at the time.

She gave him candy and a toy before being caught by school employees. When she was confronted, Bryan fled from the scene.

The mother of the child called to the police, saying that she was an order of protection against the grandmother because she is afraid that her son will be abducted.

Detectives spoke with Bryan, and she admitted to sneaking into school to see her grandson. The suspect also told police that she is desperate to see him.

3 men break into home and rape mother and her 14-year-old daughter

Roynell Taylor, Reggie Bishop, and Deondre Bishop 
By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking to arrest two men on a charge of rape after allegedly breaking into a home, where they raped a mother and her daughter, police in Minnesota said.

Minneapolis police said that Roynell Taylor, Reggie Bishop, and Deondre Bishop, broke into the woman’s home located on Bryant Avenue North, and demanded to know where she kept her money.

The men then tied up the mother and daughter and put pillow cases on their heads.

When she refused to say where the money was, the men punished her by raping her 14-year-old daughter. When they were done with the child, the mother was raped.

After an hour and a half, the men left from the scene. The home was left damaged and they stole several valuable items.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Mother beats her daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend after catching them having sex

Jeanette Salas Woods 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly beating her daughter’s boyfriend because she caught him having sex with her child, police in Arizona said.

Mesa police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Jeanette Salas Woods, after being accused of beating her daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend because she found them having sex in her house.

Woods was charged with one count of criminal damage, one count of theft and one count of assault. According to the police investigation, the boy came to his 16-year-old girlfriend's house on Wednesday night.

The two had sex and went to sleep in her bed. At some point, the boy woke up to find Woods punching him in the face.

Woods yelled at the boy before he grabbed his pants and ran out of the house, leaving behind a cellphone, car and the rest of his clothes.

Woods chased after the boy and continued beating him in the street until he vomited.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the boy’s car down the street with $5,300 in damages, and a number of items that had been in the car were missing.

When police questioned Woods, she admitted to hitting the boy, saying that she did so because she was angry with him for having sex with her daughter.

Man defecates 6 times in business water fountain

Water fountain illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of criminal damage after allegedly defecating in a business water fountain at least six times, police in Arizona said.

Lake Havasu City police said that they have arrested 43-year-old Erick Meraz, after being seen going into the water fountain and relieving himself.

Meraz was charged with criminal trespass and criminal damage.

According to the police investigation, a woman identified as the building’s manager, spotted Meraz near the water fountain.

Meraz then went into the fountain and defecated while wearing his clothes. The manager said that Meraz caused $500 in damages.

The woman told investigators that Meraz has defecated in the water fountain at least six times.

Man kills his pregnant wife and 6 children because he didn’t like his son’s new haircut

Oleg Belov 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his pregnant wife, his mother and his 6 children because he didn't like his son’s new haircut, police in Russia said.

Nizhny Novgorod police said that they have arrested 51-year-old Oleg Belov, after being accused of killing his entire family, following a dispute over the haircut of his 6-year-old son Fyodor.

Belov, who confessed to killing his family, was charged with 8 counts of murder.

Belov told a court that he killed his entire family during a ten-minute fit of rage because his 32-year-old wife Julia, gave his son a foolish haircut.

When Belov tried to shave off his son’s hair, a fight broke out and he went on a killing spree.

Belov first hit his wife twice before she ran out of the home, screamed in the hallway and knocked on the doors of their neighbors.

Belov first killed his wife, and then all of her children. Belov then went to the house of his 73-year-old mother, and stabbed her 21 times.

If convicted, Belov faces life in prison. Police found the dismembered children in their home after they failed to show up in school.

All had been killed with an ax, and their bodies were placed in plastic bags. The children were identified as Alyona,7, Fyodor, 6, Sonya, 5, Nikifor, 3, Ilya, 2, and Daria, 1.

Belov’s mother, Zinaida, was a math professor at a university.

Wife assaults her drunk husband with greeting card because he defecated on her bed and scribbled on cards

Greeting card illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly assaulting her husband with a greeting card because he defecated on her bed and refused to clean up, police in Scotland said.

Perth police said that they arrested the young woman, who was not identified, after her husband called them to complain that he was assaulted with the greeting card.

After being locked up all night in a police cell, prosecutors decided to drop the assault charge and sent the woman home.

According to the police investigation, the woman woke up in middle of the night on Tuesday, when her husband, who was drunk, defecated in her bed.

When she left for work on Wednesday morning, she asked him to clean the bed by the time she returned home. The husband, who was not identified, opened a bottle of alcohol, and spent the rest of the day drinking.

When the woman came home from work, she confronted her husband for not cleaning up the mess. She then sat down to write some greeting cards, but her husband berated her.

He then took a pen and scribbled on some of the cards, ruining them. The woman snapped, picked up a card and hit her husband in the face with it.

The husband decided to call the police to report the attack, and the woman was arrested.