Jogger killed in hit and run after serving just 2 years in prison for killing a man in hit and run

George Thomas Kohoutek (left) and Andrew Lee Laymond 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man who sat just two years in prison for killing a man in a hit and run, was himself killed in a hit and run while jogging on a street, according to police in Texas.

Dallas police said that they have arrested 68-year-old Andrew Lee Laymond, after being accused of slamming his car into 64-year-old George Thomas Kohoutek.

Laymond has been charged with one count of accident involving serious bodily injury. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $3,500.

According to the police investigation, Kohoutek was running in the 3400 block of South Buckner Boulevard, on Wednesday night, when Laymond slammed his Ford truck into him.

Laymond fled, but police tracked him down with the help of an image taken by a witness. Laymond told officers that he thought he had hit debris.

On January 27, 1990, Kohoutek was driving his car in the 8100 block of Inwood Road, when he made a U-turn, jumped a median and accelerated into Rafael Caracheo.

The car dragged Caracheo for several blocks before he was thrown off. Kohoutek pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but was paroled two years later.

Man thrown in jail for using improvised flamethrower to burn bugs in his home

Ants (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man in Washington, was left scratching his head after police threw him in jail for trying to get rid of the bugs in his home using an improvised flamethrower.

Centralia police said that they have arrested the man, who was not identified, after telling his neighbors that he accidentally set his apartment on fire while trying to get rid of bugs.

The man was charged with second-degree reckless burning. He was booked into jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, the man got so fed up with cockroaches in his apartment, he used a can of bug spray with a lighter to create a makeshift flamethrower in an effort to burn the bugs alive.

When the apartment filled with smoke, he left and alerted his neighbors that something might be on fire. One of his neighbors called 911 to report the incident in the 300 block of North Avenue Tower.

Police and firefighters who arrived at the scene, did not find any evidence of a fire and no damage was seen in the apartment.

27-year-old Google employee found raped and burned after going to jog in broad daylight

Vanessa Marcotte 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) The friends of a well loved Google employee in New York, were shocked to learn that she was raped and burned in broad daylight.

Police in Princeton, Massachusetts, said that 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte, was found dead after going out jogging around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Marcotte was visiting her mother over the weekend. Marcotte was reported missing after not returning to her mother’s home around 2:00 p.m.

A State Police K-9 unit found her body in the woods around 8:30 p.m. Some of her clothes were missing, and she had burns on her head, feet and hands.

So far, no arrests have been made. Her coworkers at Google in New York City, said that Marcotte always had a smile and was well loved by everyone who knew her.

Doctor and Boy Scouts leader sexually abused numerous children and took pornographic photos of them

Craig A. Morgenstern 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A doctor and a Boy Scouts leader was arrested on a charge of sexual abuse after being accused of sexually abusing numerous children and taking indecent photographs of them, according to police in Washington.

Now, 47-year-old Craig A. Morgenstern of Nine Mile Falls, was sentenced to 12 life terms in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of 12 counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Senior United States District Judge W. Fremming Nielsen also imposed a 30-year term of imprisonment for each of Morgenstern’s 18 convictions for Production and Attempted Production of Child Pornography, as well as a 20-year term of imprisonment for two convictions for Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Contact with a Minor.

He got another 20-year term of imprisonment for Receipt of Child Pornography.

According to the criminal complaint, Morgenstern sexually assaulted six young boys and produced child pornography images of the assaults.

The victims ranged in age from 7 to 15 years old at the time of the assaults.

Evidence at trial showed that Morgenstern traveled to Idaho, Mississippi, and Tennessee, in order to sexually molest the same victims and produce child pornography images for his own sexual gratification.

Morgenstern would incapacitate his victims using drugs so that the victims were unaware of the sexual abuse and so that he could continue his crimes and avoid detection.

Morgenstern’s crimes were discovered after one of his victims escaped from his residence in Stevens County, after awaking to being sexually assaulted during the early morning hours.

Morgenstern then attempted to destroy much of the evidence of his crimes prior to his arrest.

Morgenstern was ordered to hand over $30,000 from the sale of his house and restitution of approximately $10,000 to the families of the victims.

Morgenstern was a Veteran’s Affairs doctor and an Eastern Washington Boy Scouts leader.

Man who faked his own death ordered to sell his house and pay $1 million restitution to U.S. Coast Guard

Richard Winsor Ohrn 
By: Chan Yuan

A man of Boca Raton, Florida, caused panic after he faked his own death to avoid arrest.

46-year-old Richard Winsor Ohrn did so after he was accused of stealing over $15,000 from an elderly couple while working as a financial adviser.

In order to avoid arrest, Ohrn made it seem like he went missing while out at sea. He rented a Sea Ray boat, which he took out to the ocean.

The motor boat was later spotted at a Boyton Beach Inlet with no passengers aboard, prompting the U.S. Coast Guard to begin a frantic search.

Police believe that Ohrn deliberately abandoned the boat to make it look like he was missing. He then used an inflatable boat, which he bought earlier that week, to make it back to shore.

He then and drove to Georgia, where he hid in an apartment, before being arrested three days later.

He now pleaded guilty to communicating a false distress message.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Ohrn will have to pay $1 million in restitution for the cost of the search.

The maximum penalty for the offense is six years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

However, Ohrn may be sentenced to probation if he does as he was ordered by the judge. He must sell his house, which has a value of $550,000 and reveal details of all his assets to the government before he is sentenced in October.

Body of model found naked on a road outside her home

Stephanie Magon Ramirez 
By: Wayne Morin

(A young woman, who was pursuing her dreams of being a model, was found naked on a road.

23-year-old Stephanie Magon Ramirez of Mexico City, Mexico, has done modeling and catwalks.

When she received an offer to work for a modeling agency in Colombia, she decided to take the offer.

After Ramirez signed a six-month contract with the agency, she left her four-year-old son in the care of her husband, and she moved to Colombia to pursue her career.

There, she lived in an apartment with other models. Just 14 days after she arrived, Ramirez was found naked and dead outside her apartment.

The cause of her death is still unknown as there has been many conflicting reports over her injuries.

Senior judge Edgar Elias Azar reportedly said that the woman was beaten to death. “She suffered what appears to have been numerous blows, or in other words, she was beaten to death,” he said.

However, police later claimed that the case was an accident, saying that Ramirez fell off the roof of her apartment building and plunged 40 feet to her death on the road below.

An employee from the modeling agency who hired Ramirez, said that she has been out drinking and partying before her death.

“She was seen in a bad state in the toilet, and when they took her home, she was so drunk and drugged that she simply fell from the terrace,” the employee said.

However, Ramirez’s friends strongly dispute this, saying that the young woman did not drink and she never took drugs. They also said that she was too far into the road to having fallen off the roof. They claim that she was thrown off by someone.

Police officer dies on the day of his wedding after boat hit him while scuba diving

Hans Campbell with Chriselyn Bedolido 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Guests were invited to celebrate the wedding and birthday of a Texas police officer.

Sadly, the celebrations never took place as he died after being involved in a scuba diving accident.

Hans Campbell was in the Philippines for his wedding to his fiancee Chriselyn Bedolido. Their wedding was to take place at the Bluewater Panglao beach resort on Bohol Island.

The wedding guests were also invited to be part of another celebration for Campbell’s 28th birthday celebration, which was supposed to be a day after the wedding.

However, he never made it to these celebrations. Campbell was hit by a boat while he was scuba diving, and he was hospitalized.

He remained in intensive care so that his organs should be viable for donations until he was taken off of life support.

Campbell served with the Texas Army National Guard before he joined the Dallas Police Department.

Campbell’s family is hoping to fly his body back to the United States, as soon as possible so he can be laid to rest.

Government employee kills wedding caterer during argument over folding chairs in park

Tyonne Domonique Johns and Kempton Bonds 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A bride’s big day ended in tragedy when her caterer was stabbed to death over a few chairs.

36-year-old Tyonne Domonique Johns, who is also known to many as chef Tyonne, was asked to cater an outdoor wedding at a park in Virginia, and she agreed.

The wedding was held at the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly. At the end the event, Johns cleaned up the area.

Meanwhile, government employee Kempton Bonds, 19, who was waiting to lock up the park, noticed Johns placing folding chairs, which he believed belonged to the park, into her truck.

Bonds confronted Johns, and the two got into an argument over the ownership of the chairs.

Police are still trying to figure out what happened next and what prompted Bonds to pull out a three-inch folding knife and stab the woman to death.

Bonds was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He was fired from the park, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Friend’s of chef Tyonne, who were at the wedding, are calling the murder a hate crime, which was motivated because the chef was a lesbian.

However, Nikolas Martin, a friend of Bonds, said that this “was totally out of character for Bonds” and he is asking people not to jump to conclusions.

Mother is stabbed on the day of daughter’s wedding while trying to protect one son from stabbing another

Gary Wallace 
By: Feng Qian

A man of the United Kingdom, stabbed his mother while she protecting her other son from being stabbed in the head.

29-year-old Gary Wallace was found guilty after stabbing his mother on the day of her daughter’s wedding.

The Liverpool Crown Court heard that Wallace became very angry when his brother, Tony Igoe, criticized him for not showing up to their sister’s wedding and instead, he went on a drinking and drug binge.

Wallace, who lives with his mother and brother, allegedly admitted to doing drugs for about 24 hours, instead of going to his sister’s wedding.

Their mother, Cheryl Wallace, was already sleeping when she heard her son screaming that his brother was holding knife.

The mother woke up and went to stop the fight.

She stood between her sons to prevent Gary from stabbing his brother. However, when Gary tried to stab Tony, Cheryl picked up her hands to protect his head.

That is when she was stabbed several times on the hand and forearm.

Defense attorney John Weate said that his client suffers from depression, and went on “occasional binges” with drinks and drugs.

Wallace pleaded guilty to wounding his mother and attempted wounding his brother.

Judge Steven Everett sentenced Wallace to 6 years in prison. He received a 5 year restraining order, banning him from contacting his mother or brother.

Rapper who shot himself and others is suing club for allowing gun inside

Roland Collins AKA Troy Ave 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A rapper was left with severe injuries to his leg after he was allegedly seen on video shooting himself in the leg before opening fire on a crowd of people.

However, the aspiring rapper is now suing the Irving Plaza Concert Hall in New York, for allowing guns into their venue.

Roland Collins, 30, who goes by the stage name Troy Ave, was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm and attempted murder over the shooting that took place in the backstage VIP, where the night's performers were seated.

He is free on $500,000 bail.

Collins, who was shot in the legs during the fight, claims that he is the victim, and is now suing the venue for not patting down people to check them for weapons before allowing them to enter the venue through a side door.

The video that allegedly shows Collins firing the gun that night, was uploaded to the Internet. In the video, Collins appears to have accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Despite video evidence, the rapper and his lawyer, Scott Leemon, maintain that he did not bring a firearm into the venue.

Police had initially believed Collins shot and killed his friend Ronald McPhatter during the violent incident, as the gun linked to his death was allegedly found in Collins' car.

However, they now believe the shooter was someone else.

The lawsuit states that Collins was left with “injuries which will forever affect his life, his career and his pursuits.”

Police officers cook warm meal for elderly couple who sat home crying because they were lonely

Michele and Jole with police 
By: Wayne Morin

Police in Italy, posted photos to Facebook, showing officers cooking a meal for an elderly couple.

Police in Rome, said that the couple’s neighbor called them after hearing them crying.

When officers arrived, they found the couple, Michele, 94, and Jole, 89, crying. Police questioned the couple if they had been robbed or if they had some other tragedy.

Police said that the couple explained that they are crying because they were very lonely.

Police noted that there was not a lot of food in the home. Officers decided to uplift the couple’s spirit with a good and warm meal. Officers reportedly cooked a meal of spaghetti with butter and parmesan.

Police posted the photos to Facebook, showing the officers cooking and serving the food to the loving couple who have been married for 70 years.

Son who was given up for adoption as baby dates his mother after reuniting

Monica Mares with Caleb Peterson 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A mother of nine children was arrested after admitting to having a sexual relationship with her teenage son.

Monica Mares of Clovis, New Mexico, was just 16 years old when she gave birth to her son and gave him up for adoption.

One year ago, Mares, 36, reunited with her son, 19-year-old Caleb Peterson of Utah, via Facebook.

The two connected and developed strong feelings for each other, and their relationship turned sexual.

The mother and son lived together as lovers for some time, until their neighbor, who was angry over the incestuous relationship, exposed them.

The mother and son were arrested on charges of incest. The mother was ordered to stay away from all of her children.

She and her son are facing 18 months in prison if found guilty.

Mares said that her son is the love of her life. “I don't want to lose him. My kids love him. Nothing can come between us, not courts, or jail, nothing.”

The couple is determined to continue their relationship even if they have to move to a place where insect is not a crime.

Pokemon Go makers slapped with lawsuit because players trespass on properties

Playing Pokemon Go (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man who was sick and tired of people trespassing on his property while playing games on their phones, filed a lawsuit against the makers of Pokemon Go, according to court documents in California.

Jeffrey Marder of West Orange, New Jersey, claims that Niantic, the makers of Pokemon Go, are responsible for the intentional placements of Pokemon, Pokestops and Pokegyms,on properties that do not belong to them.

Marder told the court that the game developers have benefited from encouraging millions of players to play Pokemon Go on private property without the consent of the owners.

The game uses GPS on a smartphone, and directs players to walk to locations in search of imaginary creatures. The game also uses Pokestops and Pokegyms for meeting players and gaining points.

Marder claims that since the release of the game, strangers have been outside his home with their mobile phones in their hands.

At least five players knocked on Marder’s door asking for permission to capture Pokemon in the backyard of the house.

HIV positive religious leader rapes girl repeatedly to heal her from continuous menstrual cycle

Girl alone in the woods (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A religious leader was arrested on a charge of rape after raping a teenage girl who was brought to him in an attempt to heal her continuous menstrual cycle, according to police in Zimbabwe.

Redcliff police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Wellington Gase, who is a self proclaimed religious healer, after raping the teenage girl, who was not identified, at least three times.

He also infected her with HIV. Now, Gase has been sentenced to serve 36 years in prison after being convicted of three counts of rape.

According to the criminal complaint, Gase was approached by the victim’s mother after she suffered from continuous menstrual cycle.

He promised to conduct healing sessions for three days. The mother agreed to leave the child in the care of Gase. During the three days, Gase raped the girl three times.

Gase threatened to curse the girl, her mother and other relatives if she refused to have sex with him. After the girl went home, she told her mother about the rape.

The child was taken to a hospital, where she tested positive for HIV.

24-year-old train passenger dies after oncoming train knocked off his head while leaning out of window

Train (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A young train passenger tragically died after being struck by an oncoming train while leaning out a window, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The British Transport Police said that the 24-year-old man was traveling on the Gatwick Express to London Victoria from Gatwick Airport.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, the man leaned out the window while the train was traveling at a high speed. Unfortunately, the man’s hit was hit by an oncoming speeding train.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, attempted to save the man, but they were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We have responded to an incident at the Wandsworth Common today. Sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor from LDN air ambulance,” police wrote on Twitter.

Wife fatally stabs her husband in front of his mother for coming home after 10:00 p.m.

Ann Mbaithe (left) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly stabbing her husband in the chest because he came home late from work, according to police in Kenya.

Kiambu police said that they arrested Ann Mbaithe, after being accused of fatally stabbing 30-year-old Daniel Githuka, in front of his mother, following a dispute over his coming home late and drunk.

According to the police investigation, the couple had been married for five years and had a 4-year-old child together. The mother of the victim, Elizabeth Wanjiku, lives in the apartment building near her son and daughter-in-law.

On Saturday around 11:30 p.m., Wanjiku heard her daughter-in-law screaming so she went outside to investigate.

She then watched her son arguing with his wife about coming home from work late while under the influence of alcohol.

When Githuka insisted that he can come home whenever he wants, Mbaithe pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the chest.

Githuka was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mbaithe was arrested at the scene.