In Relationship News: Don’t Chop Off The Man Parts!

Oh! Where is the romance in it all? Where is the chivalry? Gone are the times when men would hold open the door for their dates, now we are in an era where men bludgeon their male companions to death, and then attempt to eat their penis in the aftermath. Yes…WAIT….WHAT?

Nope you read it right, 32 year old Jerry Pagan, killed 68 year old Richard Reed by using a few household items. He first bludgeoned him with a hammer. He then proceeded to stab him with a set of scissors. And finally, he decided to take a razor blade and mutilate the body of Richard Reed, by slicing off his penis.

When police came into Reed’s apartment, they found Pagan, with Reed’s body in the bathtub, and his penis laying on the floor.

When he was confronted by the police about the severed penis on the bathroom floor, he suggested that he was saving the appendage for a snack

Romance is indeed dead.

Source(s):

NY Daily News

NBC New York

Man Murders Wife And 3 Mos. Old Child

Perpetrator: Craig Vandewege

The holidays are supposed to bring the best out of us but more often than not, troubled people often snap around the festivities.

Craig Allen Vandewege is one such person who “broke” in this way. He leveled brutality on his wife and children, that can only be described as sick.

The 35 year old Vandewege is currently being held in Colorado facing a Capitol Murder charge in Fort Worth, Texas. It is there that he is suspected of murdering his wife Shanna, and their son Diederik. Apparently leaving them next to each other in bed, with their throats slit. Diederik was only three months old.

Victims: Shanna and Diederik Vandewege

According to local ABC news, a co-worker of Vandewege, alleged that Craig was hearing voices urging him to kill someone. He also heard the suspect talk about “pushing” his then pregnant wife “down the stairs”.

Once again, I am left wondering, why this person did not report these discussions to police or a manager of some sort? Could someone have intervened and perhaps saved a life? We will never know the answer but, I find that indifference to such comments, lends itself to the crime.

To add to the touch of crazy that is Craig Vandewege, he was found to have his wedding ring in his pocket along with an assortment of condoms along with stating to homicide detectives that “he was headed to Las Vegas to see Donald Trump to work it out with him.

Along with the condoms, after his arrest in Colorado, detectives later discovered an AR-15, .22 Caliber revolver, boxes of ammunition, and camouflage clothing.

I am not legal counsel but it seems to be that Vandewege was caught trying to sow his wild oats and setting up the crazy defense.

As always…my prayers go out to the family.

Source(s):

Family Matters: Man Murders Parents To The Irony Of Thanksgiving

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Perpetrator: Joel Michael Guy Jr.

Thanksgiving is the one time of the year where we take account and are appreciative for whatever blessings, no matter how meager, we have accrued through the year.   Well, someone should have told that to Joel Michael Guy, who raged about what he did not have.

You see, Joel, was in a pinch.  He was a 28 year old resident of Baton Rouge, Lousiana.  He had just recently taken a “sabatical” from his studies at Lousiana State University where he had been pursuing a degree for (ahem) NINE YEARS!  Somehow, word got around to Joel that his parents, Lisa and Joel Michael Guy Sr.  (the people that raised him presumably) were cutting him off financially.   Now I don’t know the ins-and-outs of the financial consideration, but when left to our imaginations, I think we can put 2 and 2 together.

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Victims:  Lisa and Joel Michael Guy Sr. 

 

So when this past Thanksgiving occured Joel met with his parents at their home along with his sisters.  Everything seemed right and reasonable at the time the sisters left.  What occured after they left was anything but.  Sometime between late-Friday and mid-Saturday, Joel attacked his parents, and killed them.   But not only did he kill them, he expressed a certain savagery that is inhuman.  He stabbed them to death.  He then decapitated them.  Lastly, he then attempted to dissolve their bodies in an acid bath.

Who knows what the tipping point was for Joel?  Was he cold and calculating?  Or was he incensed in the moment?  Regardless,  I hope the measure of his brutality is met with compensatory jusitce.  My prayers to the family.

Source(s)

USA Today

Knoxville News Sentinel

Murdered By A Symbol Of God?

I am not one to dispute the existence of Angels and Demons, but when I see stories such as this, I am compelled to believe these crimes are a melding of religious doctrination and mental illness.

Juanita Gomez, was so convinced that her adult daughter, Geneva Gomez, was possessed by the devil, that she proceeded to stuff a crucifix down her throat. Thusly, killing her daughter.


Apparently a fight ensued where the older Gomez beat the younger (33 years of age) into submission and forced the crucifix down her throat. The mother watched her dauggter die and then posed the body in the sign of the cross.

This is not an isolated incident as a couple of years a family attempted an exorcism…in their van…In a Walmart parking lot (because where else would you hold an exorcisn?)

My thoughts and prayers (because praying is a more amiable spiritual committment to another human being) are with the family.

Sources:

Huffington Post

People

The World In Peril: August 7th – August 13th 2016 

Afghanistan

Market blast kills two, wounds 15 in north Afghanistan

Congo

Congo rebels kill at least eight civilians in mounting ethnic violence

Mali

One U.N. peacekeeper killed, four wounded in north Mali mine attack

Five Malian soldiers found drowned after Islamist attack

Nigeria

Gunmen dressed as priests kill three soldiers in Nigeria’s Delta: military source

Pakistan

Bomb targeting mourners at Pakistan hospital kills at least 10 

Blast wounds 13 in Pakistani city on edge after huge suicide attack

Thailand

Thailand rocked by 11 bombs in one day

Turkey

Militants kill two soldiers in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast

Three soldiers killed, 10 wounded in attack in Turkey’s southeast: sources

Bomb hits police vehicle in southeast Turkey, more than 10 wounded: sources

The World In Peril: July 24th – July 30th

I am adding this weekly segment to the Depraved Indifference after reflecting on how ignorant we can become to what is happening around us in world affairs.  There are multiple hot spots around the world that create an incredible amount of violence and destruction.  And while it is not an attractive topic, it is an important one.  So each Sunday I will give you a cumulative view of the world’s destructive tendencies.

I am just sharing news stories at this juncture as there is very little narrative that I could add that would enhance the story.

Iraq:

21 killed in Baghdad suicide blast, weeks after deadliest in years

Mortar, bombing in Baghdad kill six, including four children

Mexico:

Mexican mayor, four others killed at public meeting

Saudi Arabia:

Five Saudi border guards killed in clashes in south: TV

Somalia:

At least 12 killed in twin suicide bombings near Mogadishu airport 

Syria:

Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria city: monitors, state TV

Turkey:

Two Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kurdish southeast: sources

 

Man Murders Girlfriend And Post Pictures On Facebook

Perpetrator: Kenneth Alan Amyx

This is a developing story of a Plano man, Kenneth Alan Amyx, who is accused of stabbing to death his live-in girfriend, Jennifer Streit-Spears. He then proceeded to take pictures of Ms. Spears’ bloodied body and a picture of his own self covered in blood, with the caption: ‘Please Pray For Us’. Presumably this was his way to get the word out that he had done something horrific. Police came at the request of Spears’ sister who saw the images. They found the victim deceased and the assailant with several self-inflicted stab wounds.

Victim: Jennifer Streit-Spears,

Amyx is currently being held on $600,000 bond for the murder of Ms. Speirs. And to go along with that charge, it seems as though he was also wanted for the charges of continued sexual abuse of a child and indecent exposure to a child.

Clearly, Mr. Amyx is a very disturbed individual, and my heart goes out to the family of Ms. Speirs.