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03-18-2006, 04:34 AM
Fire Chief Accused Of Sex Acts With Lamb
News Edition: 03/09/2006
MESA, Ariz. -- A veteran of the Mesa Fire Department is on paid leave for alleged bestial acts with a neighbor's sheep.
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies took 52-year-old LeRoy Johnson into custody at his home Saturday.
The city's deputy fire chief, a 26-year veteran, was booked on three misdemeanor charges including disorderly conduct, trespassing and public sexual indecency.
A sheriff's office spokesman said Johnson was released from jail on his own recognizance Sunday.
The arrest came after a neighbor and another man said they found Johnson in a small barn. The sheriff's report said Johnson's pants were down as he held a lamb to the ground.
When deputies confronted Johnson, they said he admitted to trespassing but denied doing anything else.
03-18-2006, 04:42 AM
Constant Boner Keeps Burglar Out Of Jail
News Edition: 03/11/2006
Das Germany-- A German burglar has escaped a prison sentence - because he suffers from a permanent erection.
Maurice Baumann, 32, was sentenced to a year's jail for burgling homes in the British army garrison town of Bielefeld.
But he escaped prison after entering hospital as an "emergency case" for his unrelenting priapism.
After a week's treatment, doctors admitted they were only able to get his manhood down to "half-mast".
Baumann told a court in Bielefeld: "I woke up one morning with a hard-on. I didn't think anything of it - that happens to men a lot. But mine never went down."
A medical report revealed that doctors stuck needles in his manhood for 90 minutes in an attempt to reduce its size. But five minutes later it was erect again.
They also injected medication into it but that didn't help either.
A court ruled that he could stay out of jail while his problem persisted but the chief prosecutor of Bielefeld is not happy.
Harald Krahmoeller said: "Only patients with acute medical problems can stay out of jail and I don't regard him as an acute case. I hope to have him behind bars within two weeks."
03-18-2006, 04:43 AM
Bags Of Cocaine Brought To Class By Second-Grader
News Edition: 03/02/2006
PHILADELPHIA -- Police have confirmed that a white substance found in 18 bags brought to a southwest Philadelphia school by a 7-year-old girl is cocaine.
Patterson Elementary School officials said that plastic bags of cocaine were found inside a second-grade classroom and that some of the students ate the drugs.
Parents want to know if school officials are handling the situation properly.
At least one child ingested some of the drugs and another child was taken to a hospital late Tuesday afternoon to be checked out.
"I was upset because they didn't call me and tell me what was going on," said Shinette Brown, a parent of one of the students affected.
"My daughter is scared to come to school," said Catalina Starling, a mother of one of the students in the classroom.
Both parents said that the drugs were passed around the classroom.
"I ate it. I asked, 'What is it?' I spit it out and I was like, 'What is it?'" said Shaniya Brown, 7.
"I took her to the hospital because she said when they were in there, when she took it, she started shaking and she couldn't stop shaking," a student's mother said.
Starling's daughter, Tracey, said that she passed up the bag given to her by a classmate.
"She said that she got it from the girl ... and then she stuck one in my book bag," Tracey Starling said.
Parents told NBC 10 News that officials at the school had some of the second-graders write out incident statements about what happened without their parents present .
"They know me at the school, that's why I don't understand why they even took a statement without my knowledge," Catalina Starling said.
Late Tuesday, school officials sent letters home to parents telling them that pink bags with a powder-like statement from a student and that police were notified. However, Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said that his department was not notified until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
School officials have not made an official statement, but told NBC 10 News that they are working on a timeline on how events transpired.
Parents told NBC 10 News that they want to know why an ambulance was not called to the school when the children ate the powder
03-18-2006, 04:45 AM
Man Raped His Dying Stepdaughter
News Edition: 02/27/2006
UK-- A man who raped his unconscious teenage stepdaughter as she lay dying from a head injury has been jailed for nine years at the High Court in Glasgow.
Sentencing Judge Lord Philip told George McKee, 50, he had committed an "appalling crime" which filled members of the public with "horror".
McKee admitted raping Kerry Muchan, 14, in her Paisley home on 23 July, 2005 while she was unconscious.
Kerry died soon after the rape from a head injury caused by a fall.
Lord Philip said: "Any sentence I impose has to reflect the revulsion and horror society feels at this kind of behaviour."
Kerry was drunk and had fallen several times before she was raped.
Lord Philip said: "Instead of looking after her and being concerned for her condition and seeking medical help, you took advantage of her complete helplessness and raped her when she was in a state of complete unconsciousness."
In addition to the nine-year sentence, McKee will be monitored for three years after release.
He pleaded guilty to raping Kerry at her home in Dalskeith Avenue, Paisley.
The court heard Kerry had fallen ill after taking a cocktail of alcohol and drugs.
Her death less than two and a half hours after being raped was caused by head injuries sustained during falls.
These included a fall down stairs after which McKee took her to his bed and raped her.
He was found in bed with his stepdaughter by a relative.
When paramedics arrived, they found a faint pulse.
However, she died later in the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
A postmortem examination revealed she was still alive when her stepfather raped her.
It found she had horrific injuries consistent with being raped with considerable force.
The court was told McKee and Kerry's mother Lorna Muchan had lived as man and wife and he treated the girl as his own.
03-18-2006, 04:46 AM
Teen guilty of killing, cutting up friend
News Edition: 02/24/2006
DIXON, Illinois (AP) -- A teenage girl was convicted Wednesday of killing a 16-year-old classmate who was choked, beaten and sawed into pieces after an argument over boys.
Sarah Kolb, 17, faces of up to 60 years in prison.
The victim, Adrianne Reynolds, had just moved to East Moline, Illinois, from Texas about two months before the killing. Prosecutors said she was just trying to fit in at a new school but picked the wrong friend.
Reynolds' stepmother said Kolb is "a girl without a soul."
"She didn't cry, I didn't see nothing from her," Joann Reynolds said.
Kolb's court-appointed attorney, though, said the teen is not the vindictive killer portrayed by prosecutors. David Hoffman said he spoke briefly with Kolb after the verdict.
"She was scared and anxious and now she's probably as depressed as hell. That's the way I would be," Hoffman said.
Prosecutor: 'Wrong friend'
Adrianne Reynolds had just moved to East Moline from Texas about two months before she was killed. Prosecutors said she was just trying to fit in at a new school but picked the wrong friend.
The Reynolds and Kolb families wept quietly as the jury was polled. Kolb's family declined comment as they left the courthouse, but Hoffman said they were "devastated."
Jurors declined comment as they rushed past a crowd of reporters outside the courthouse.
On January 21, 2005, Kolb, Reynolds and schoolmate Cory Gregory were in Kolb's car at a fast-food restaurant when the fight began. Reynolds was killed and her body was burned, dismembered and hidden in two counties.
Gregory also is charged with murder and concealing a homicide and is scheduled to stand trial May 1.
Kolb showed no reaction as the verdict was read. Her family and Reynolds' family wept quietly as the jury was polled.
The trial was Kolb's second in three months. The first ended in a mistrial in November when a Rock Island County jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. Her retrial was moved to Dixon, about 60 miles away.
Wrote about killing in journal
In the retrial, prosecutor Jeff Terronez said Kolb wrote in a class journal that she was going to kill Reynolds just hours before Reynolds was beaten and strangled in the car.
Terronez said Kolb was angry because Reynolds had shown interest in Kolb's boyfriend and had gone on a date with Gregory, her ex-boyfriend.
Defense attorney David Hoffman told jurors it was Gregory who killed Reynolds. But prosecutors said Kolb was still accountable because she choked and beat Reynolds before Gregory "finished her off."
Prosecutors say the two took the girl's body to Kolb's grandparents' farm and burned it, then returned two days later, sawed the body into pieces and dumped the remains on the farm and in Black Hawk State Park in Rock Island.
In her first trial, Kolb testified that Gregory strangled Reynolds, then hit Kolb and threatened to kill her, her family and her cats if she reported the crime. Gregory, who has pleaded not guilty, denied that account in a television interview.
Kolb did not testify in her second trial, and the defense rested without presenting a case.
03-18-2006, 04:47 AM
Psycho-Bitch "Cut Off Baby's Arms"
News Edition: 02/17/2006
McKINNEY, Texas-- A woman accused of killing her 10-month-old daughter by cutting off the baby's arms with a kitchen knife has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity at the start of her murder trial.
Dena Schlosser, 37, said nothing and stared straight ahead, sometimes gently rocking back and forth, as her lawyer entered the plea today.
Later, during opening statements, her lawyer said Schlosser clearly did not know right from wrong during the November 2004 slaying of baby Margaret.
"This is somebody who at the time was not capable of knowing what she was doing was wrong," defence lawyer William Schultz said. "She didn't see it coming . . . Normally Dena is a sweet woman. She cares, she has compassion."
Prosecutor Curtis Howard disagreed, saying that while Schlosser obviously had mental problems, she did know right from wrong when she killed her daughter.
"At some point that morning, Dena Schlosser put Maggie Schlosser down on the bed and cut off her arms," he said.
Schlosser was arrested in 2004 after she told a 911 operator she had severed her baby's arms. Police found Schlosser in the living room, covered in blood, still holding a knife and listening to a church hymn.
Schlosser was diagnosed with manic depression after her arrest. In February 2005, a jury deliberated only a few minutes before deciding Schlosser was mentally incompetent to stand trial and she was committed to North Texas State Hospital in Vernon. But in May, a judge decided Schlosser was competent.
Her two surviving daughters, ages 6 and 9, are in their father's custody.
Schlosser had been accused of child neglect in the months before Margaret's death, but a state investigation found she did not pose a risk to the baby or her other two daughters.
Texas' troubled Child Protective Services came under intense scrutiny after a number of high-profile child abuse deaths, including the Schlosser case.
The Health and Human Services Commission, which oversees CPS, laid out more than 160 recommendations last year to overhaul the agency.
03-18-2006, 04:50 AM
Heroin Found Hidden In Puppies' Bellies
News Edition: 02/02/2006
Drug traffickers surgically hid drugs
BOGOTA, Colombia-- Colombian drug traffickers surgically hid heroin in puppies’ bellies in a plan to evade international customs controls, police said Tuesday.
Acting on a tip-off, police found six puppies with scars on their abdomens at a rural property near the city of Medellin in northern Colombia, the Colombian Police said in a news release.
Ultrasound scans revealed bags of liquid heroin hidden inside the living animals. Police said traffickers planned to retrieve the drug once the dogs had passed customs abroad.
“The lust for money leads criminals to commit acts of great cruelty,” the police said.
The puppies were recovering after the heroin was removed by veterinarians.
Using animals for smuggling is unusual although drug smugglers often rely on couriers to swallow condoms full of drugs and one Colombian woman was once found with cocaine surgically implanted in her buttocks.
Colombia is the world’s largest producer of cocaine and the main supplier of heroin to the United States.