Perpetratort: Keith Davidson
Things happen in the kitchen Keith Davidson. So when your wife spilled some milk helping to make your Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, it shouldn’t have been the end of the world. But oh no, you had to go on and use her as a human mop on your kitchen floor to prove a point.
And apparently this is not the first time this has happened:
To use me as a dish mop, it’s not the first, not the second, not the third time. But I can’t take no more,” the victim said.
– via PEOPLE.com
Unfortunately this latest isntance represents a pattern of behavior for Mr. Davidson, and it’s my certain hope that the law can prevent him from doing this again, because there may not be another time to save his victim. However, being that bail was $1000, I am not overly optimistic.
NY Daily News
A bad break up will compell people to do foolish and even insiduous things. This is a case of the latter. Sandra Hill Treadway’s son, Matthew Treadway, had broken up with his girlfriend, Lyndsey Brooke Grindol, with whom they shared a child. The resulting break up apparently lead to a bitter custody battle, one in which Grandma Treadway was not willing to lose. She was set on not letting the former girlfriend have custody of the child, so much so that she was willing to pay a hitman $1500 to dispose of the woman she so loathed.
The problem with this plan stems from the plan that though she thought she was soliciting a hitman, in actuality she was talking to an undercover police officer. She gave the undercover Grindol’s address, her license plate number, and her whereabouts on various days. She paid the officer $750 before the murder and agreed to pay the other portion when it was completed. Investigators, in cooperation with Ms. Grindol, staged her death as prrof of completion. They showed the contrived proof to Ms. Treadway who then paid the remainder of the money. She was arrested as she returned home.
A few things of note: Ms. Grindol was investigated for suspected child abuse in 2013 as her child had a broken arm. Those charges were later dropped due to lack of hard evidence. This could lend to the perspective of motive in this case while certainly not condoning Ms. Treadway’s actions. The child was living with the Treadway’s at the time as Matthew had custody. Now the child is in the custody of Ms. Grindol. The other thing that I find interesting here is how cheap is human life? $1500 for the snuffing of something so priceless seems so nominal, than almost anyone could afford a hitman these days if they didn’t like someone. It’s just the signs and times we live in.
NY Daily News
Jason Melo combined a little machismo, with a lot of insecurity, and a flair for the dramatic when he made his ex-girlfriend take the walk of shame outside his New York apartment. When finding several texts from other gentlemen suitors on his girlfriend’s cell phone (aka ‘sex-ting’) he stripped her naked, beat her, and forced her to walk his street in sub-freezing temperatures. It was a modern and brutal rendering of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter.
Before the media got wind of Mr. Melo’s antics he was celebratory of his actions on his Instagram account (check it out there are some gems on there of a guy completely full of himself). He was boasting of his actions and belittling his victim. But when there was a social media backlash, he grew a conscious:
Please forgive me, I want you all to know that I am not as bad as you think. I just want to tell you all that I feel bad, as a man. You don’t know what was going through my mind.
Right, buddy. We all get closer to God in tight situations, so go bring out your inner Christian. The fact is, that Melo’s ego is a little more than healthy. He thought he was going to administer a little ‘street justice’ from a sense of entitlement. But there are consequences…to the tune of charges of assault in the third degree, menacing in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child. Not to mention…the social scathing he should receive for this Charlie Brown shirt:
George And Nancie Barnes
Parenting is hard. Being an adoptive parent can be particularly challenging (I speak from experience), but if you parent out of love, you will always find a way to do things the right by your children.
George and Nancie Barnes have five adoptive children in their Connecticut home, and their disciplinary skills have a lot to be desired. Their method of punishment for the children was a rotation of solitary confinement in one of their home’s bathrooms.
The children, while not forced to sleep in the bathroom, were made to stand in read in the close quarter, allegedly for hours on end. They also were forced to eat their meals there.
One particular child, a fifteen year old girl was allegedly confined in a bathroom for three months, from September to December of this year. She was being punished for stealing and ‘giving attitude’.
The couple let their children go to school which inevitably lead the kids to speak of their treatment and condition. Authorities have charged the couple with cruelty to persons, unlawful restraint, and risk of injury to a minor.
Obviously the kids have been removed from care.