A mother was recently beheaded in front of her 2-year-old son during a horrific elevator accident in her apartment building.
Olga Tilinina, 20, entered the elevator on the ground floor with her son Maxim after taking a walk. The elevator doors shut suddenly with Tilinina’s legs trapped between them; somehow, she managed to push her son away before he was trapped inside the elevator.
The elevator then began to rise and Tilinina cracked her head against the ceiling. Her head was found on the ground floor, while the rest of her body was stuck between the first and second floor.
"Olga and I had such great plans for our life,” Dmitry, Tilinina’s husband, said. “Now I will do all this myself, for her sake.”
Mechanics had allegedly been working on the elevator just hours before Tilinina was crushed within it, though the reason for inspection is unclear.
Tilinina’s husband plans to sue the company managing the apartment building for negligence.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after his 37-year-old mother was found dead in their Washington state home, and after initially saying that he discovered her dead when he got home from school, the teen has now admitted to beating her to death with a dumbbell.
Brad George initially played the part of a grieving son and said that he had no idea how the death happened. He was the one that called 911 and told police that it looked like someone had broken into their home.
“She has supported me my whole life. She always knew what was best for us. I don’t know who could have done this,” he said about his adopted mother Georgina Latshaw before being arrested. “This doesn’t feel real, this all feels fake.”
George had been adopted 10 years earlier by Latshaw and has reportedly suffered from mental illness for some time. Police realized that he may not be telling the truth when they discovered the dumbbell and bloodstained clothes in his bedroom.
The teenager is being held on $500,000 bail and will reportedly be charged as an adult for the murder.
A man in Utah has filed a lawsuit and is seeking $130 million in damages after his son was given up for adoption without his permission.
Jake Strickland claims that immediately after his then-girlfriend Whitney Pettersson gave birth to their baby in December of 2010, the infant was given up for adoption. In the lawsuit, Strickland claims he later discovered that Pettersson had been secretly conspiring with attorneys, the adoption agency, and the perspective parents without giving him a chance to seek custody, calling it an "illegal, deceit-ridden infant adoption.”
Strickland and Pettersson had been in a relationship from 2009 until before the child’s birth. Pettersson was married when she began the relationship with Strickland and found out she was pregnant with his baby.
According to reports, Strickland didn’t find out that Pettersson had given birth put the baby up for adoption until weeks after it actually happened. The pair had called it quits months before the birth, and despite Strickland’s intention to file for rights to raise the baby, Pettersson blocked that from happening. At the time he found out about the birth, Strickland also found out that Pettersson was legally married to another man and not divorced as she apparently had told him. Strickland has been denied various attempts at appeals to gain custody of his son.
Now, Strickland is suing Pettersson, the adoptive parents, the adoption agency LDS Family Services, and attorneys David J. Hardy and Larry Jenkins. He is seeking $30 million for the loss of the parent-child relationship and $100 million as a deterrent to help prevent the same thing from happening to another father.
In the lawsuit, Strickland also goes up against Utah’s parenting laws, calling them “pro-adoption and anti-father.”
An 18-year-old woman died after becoming engulfed in flames and running into the street, screaming, outside of the home where she was living.
Reports say on Saturday morning, neighbors called police to inform them that a woman was in the street, on fire, and screaming at the top of her lungs. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they attempted to extinguish the flames, but were unsuccessful. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Eyewitnesses at the scene said they heard “blood-curdling” screams before the woman, now identified as Rachel Osei, fell to the ground.
"I heard initially what I thought was a fox making a noise or an animal in pain," said neighbor Layla Hamid. "I heard four separate screams - the first one right outside the house and then more screams in the road and then behind me on the level crossing. Now that I know what it was, I feel chilled to the bone. She must have been in so much pain."
Osei was a promising physical education student and mother of a three-year-old son. Family members say they are devastated by her tragic death.
"Rachel was at university training to be a sports teacher," said Osei’s father Jonathan. "She wanted to do well and provide for her son. When I heard about the fire I tried to call her on her mobile phone but there was no answer. I tried to protect her but I could not. I loved Rachel, she was a lovely, lovely daughter. I named her after my mother. I had four children, but now I have only three."
Osei lived in a housing community for young mothers in London. Reports maintain that the woman’s son was staying with relatives at the time of the incident. The initial police investigation has not uncovered any signs of foul play, and police say that the death is currently being labeled unexplained.
It’s safe to say that most mothers will do just about anything to defend their children and protect them from harm. Unfortunately, one mother’s Facebook rant in defense of her bullied son landed her in jail.
Teri Pallat, 39, was arrested on Monday and charged with making a terroristic threat, as well as first-degree harassment, after a Facebook post in which she defended the possibility of her bullied son “shooting up the school” made its way to school officials, and ultimately the police.
The now-deleted post read: “And they asked why do people shoot up schools, well this is exactly why and when our son does it cause I know he will have nobody to blame but the administration and I promise everyone he will only get the ones that caused this. He is an excellent marks men.”
Teri Pallat and her wife Meredith say that their 15-year-old son suffers from epilepsy and has been repeatedly bullied at school, but school officials have taken no action to stop it. Teri seemed to be fed up with the school’s inability to protect her son, so she took to social media to vent her frustrations in an obviously destructive way.
Pallat was released on a $10,000 bond and says that the reaction to her posting is completely irrational.
“I can’t believe this,” said Pallat. “I am just an everyday person. Facebook is what this is all about.”
If Pallat is found guilty of the charges against her, she could face up to two years in prison for harassment and up to five years in prison for making a terroristic threat.
Following the incident, Pallat’s 15-year-old son was taken for psychiatric evaluation to ensure that there wasn’t anything deeper going on. Authorities say that regardless of whether or not the boy was actually planning to bring a gun to school for revenge, Pallat’s remarks on Facebook were enough to cause genuine alarm. Reports say that Pallat’s son has been expelled from school following the incident.
A Florida mother of Muslim faith said Wednesday that her religion was the motivation behind a 20-mile road rage pursuit.
The woman, who identified herself only as Rose, had her 4-year-old and 1-year-old in the car when a man in a black pick-up truck began to pursue her.
“He grabs a red flannel shirt from his passenger seat and he takes it,” Rose said. “He wraps it around his head, holds it under his chin and starts wiggling his head like this, obviously to imitate my head scarf.”
The man crossed the double yellow line to pass her, then swerved twice into her lane. He forced her off of the road and tailed her for another 20 miles before giving up.
During the pursuit Rose attempted to call police, trying to talk to the operator over the terrifying sound of her children screaming.
Authorities have apparently identified a subject and consider the case an aggravated assault, according to the Orlando Sentinel, though Rose said that the sheriff’s deputy who responded to her call drove past the man in the pick-up truck without detaining him.
Rose believes the attack was a hate crime.
Long Island woman Leatrice Brewer, who admitted to drowning her three children in a bathtub five years ago, has given birth to a fourth child in the psychiatric hospital where she resides.
Brewer was originally found not guilty because of mental disease and has since been held at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center in New Hampton.
It is unclear who the father of the child is or under what circumstances Brewer became pregnant.
Attorney Tom Foley, who represents the father of two of the children Brewer killed, said that it was outrageous that Brewer could become pregnant while incarcerated.
“This person’s supposedly in a secure facility and she gets pregnant,” Foley said. “This is the woman who had no idea what she was doing when she murdered her children.”
Brewer’s case has also seen an increase in interest recently because she is attempting to claim $350,000 from a settlement that the childrens’ father won in wrongful death lawsuits.
However, even if she is able to claim the money, it will be put toward the $1.2 million fee for her psychiatric counseling and other services she has received since her arrest.
Alternatively, the money would be awarded to her new child as her heir.
Yorkshire mother Jenny Larkin and her partner Tim Galloway were billed for a $65 taxi cleaning fee, after Larkin gave birth in the backseat of a cab on her way to the hospital.
The couple called for a cab in the early hours of the morning, explaining to J&P Taxi driver Steven Morrell that it was for maternity. Morrell said that he would still drive and put plastic on top of the seats.
“We got on the A174 and I said the baby was coming,” Larkin said. “By the time we were pulling up at the hospital, the baby was already coming out.”
Five midwives rushed out to help Larkin, when Morrell turned to Galloway and said he wanted the cleaning bill.
Larkin and her baby were admitted to James Cook University Hospital’s maternity unit, and were later discharged the same day.
The following Monday, Morrell personally delivered a $65 cleaning bill to the couple at their home.
Larkin said she was mortified by the bill, especially since the couple is on benefits and could hardly pay for the taxi fare alone.
Morrell, however, said that he had been unable to work for two days because the cab was wet.
“Unfortunately, someone’s got to pay for it,” Morrell said. “I don’t think I’m being nasty asking for the valeting cost back.”
Craig Walker, who owns J&P Taxis, said Morrell had the right to pass on his bill in accordance with a council bylaw.
News reports of parents abusing their children are far too common these days, but this may be the first time a mother elephant has abused a newborn.
A female elephant attempted to stomp her calf "Zhuangzhuang" to death soon after he was born at the Shendiaoshan Wild Animal Natural Reserve Area, in Rongcheng, Shandong, China on August 30.
Veterinarians at the zoo thought it must have been an accident, so after treating the baby elephant, they put him back with his mother, but she tried to stomp her offspring again, noted the Daily Mail.
After the second incident, zookeepers took the small elephant away from the angry mom permanently.
"The calf was very upset and he was crying for five hours before he could be consoled. He couldn't bear to be parted from his mother and it was his mother who was trying to kill him. We don't know why the mother turned on her calf, but we couldn't take a chance," said a zoo spokesman (video below).
The story has somewhat of a happy ending, the baby elephant was adopted by one of the zookeepers.
Source: Daily Mail
Missouri mother Michelle Conway McClain wrote a heart-warming letter to her bisexual son Zach after he came out on Facebook, and it has since gone viral.
In the note, McClain said she was surprised, but will continue to love her son unconditionally.
“I love you with my actions, not just my words,” she wrote. “I’ll fight for you always.”
She continued to call him the bravest person she’d ever known, and promised him that his sexual orientation does not define him.
“You are still the boy who forever won my heart,” she wrote.
Rounding out her note, she said the only things that concerned her were the piles of empty soda cups and bottles in Zach’s room, and that he should throw them away before ants found their way inside.
The letter was eventually posted to Facebook’s Have a Gay Day page, where it became popular.
McClain later commented on the reposting of her letter, confirming its authenticity and how she had left the note on Zach’s door before going to work one morning.
“I meant every word, “ she wrote. “I’m so proud of him!”
McClain also noted how overwhelmed she felt with so much support from strangers online.