30 year-old Steven Errante of Dix Hills, Long Island had been arrested for deviant sexual activity with horses. Errante allegedly had sexual contact with horses on August 25 and September 4 of this year. He has been charged with two counts of sexual contact with an animal. He was also charged with failure to register on the Suffolk County Animal Abuse Offender Registry for a previous offense in 2013, in which he beat a dog with a baseball bat. The Labrador mix suffered a fractured skull and fractured front legs, and had to be put to sleep. In the same year, Errante fractured his father’s ribs with a baton.
Two sisters, ages seven and five, were found dead in their North Payne Texas home. Their mother, 29 year-old Sarah Henderson is a suspect in the deaths of KayLee and Kenlie Henderson, who had both been shot to death in their sleep. Henderson had been visited by two Sherriff’s deputies only about three hours earlier, 11:30 PM Wednesday evening. Her husband Jake Henderson had called 911 as he was concerned his wife was suicidal. Two Henderson county deputies came to the house, and spoke with Mrs. Henderson, who indicated she was not suicidal. The deputies left, and at about 2:30 AM, Thursday morning, Mrs. Henderson allegedly shot both of her children. She then attempted to shoot her husband, but the gun malfunctioned. Mr. Henderson to k the gun from his wife, and called 911 to report the shooting, as his wife tried to choke herself and take the gun back from her husband. She was heard saying “shoot me” to her husband. She was arrested and is on suicide watch at the Henderson county jail. Mrs. Henderson had apparently planned this at least two weeks ago.
A 11-year-old boy from Arkansas was accused of trying to rob a 68-year-old woman at an ATM, as reported by the victim to the police. In the course of investigation, it became clear that the boy had used a toy gun to accomplish his aim. Currently, the 11-year-old faces a charge of aggravated robbery in juvenile court, as reported by police.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported the execution date of an adult male, who arranged the murder of his family for $1 million inheritance. According to official records, Thomas Whitaker, a 37-year-old man from Sugar Land, was convicted of a murder-for-hire scheme and will enter the Huntsville death chamber on February 22, 2019. In fact, the decision was made after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.
An Army serviceman, Xavier Linnell Siggers (28), arrested in connection to a sexual battery case in Gainesville, FL. Clay County law enforcement issued a warrant and arrested the 28 year old on November 1st. According to the complaint the 20-year old victim was sexually battered while she was physically helpless.
26 people were shot to death and 20 others were wounded Sunday, after a Texas gunman entered a baptist church in Sutherland Springs and opened fire, as reported by authorities. Since Sutherland Springs is a small town, the bloodshed killed nearly 4% of the town’s population, about half of them being children. 8 members from one family, the local pastor’s 17-year-old daughter, as well as the visiting pastor were also among those dead in the church shooting. The Texas governor Greg Abbott described the massacre as the largest mass shooting in the history of Texas.
A Durham suspect, who allegedly used an ice-cream truck to lure children in North Carolina, turned himself in Friday night, after two boys reported that they had been sexually assaulted in the truck. According to police records, Isam Fathee Mohamed Rahmah, a 51-year-old man, had previously told one of the boys to get in the truck and help distributing ice-cream to the kids. Once the boy was in the vehicle, the Durham driver locked the doors and started touching the boy inappropriately. The boy resisted, saying “stop”, and Rahmah released him giving an ice-cream as a gift.
47 year old Scott Ostrem was arrested near his home Thursday, November 2. He is a suspect in the death of three people at the Thornton, Colorado Walmart. Witnesses reported that Ostrem walked through the Walmart about 6:10 PM MST Wednesday, November 1 with a handgun, firing at people at the checkouts at the front of the store. People fled, and some shoppers in the store drew their own weapons in response. Two people died at the scene, and a woman died later at a local hospital. Ostrem was described as “nonchalant” while he was shooting at people.
A 29-year-old mother was arrested for shooting her two daughters, aged 5 and 7, to death while they were asleep. Sarah Nicole Henderson, a woman from Texas, had planned the killing for weeks. Moreover, she intended to kill herself and her husband Jacob Henderson, who is the girls’ stepfather, deputies say adding “but the entire crime did not go as planned.”
Sayfullo Saipov, a 29 year-old man from Uzbekistan, in the US on a Diversity visa, used a Home Depot rental pickup truck as a weapon, driving onto crowded a bike path. Eight people were killed, and 12 more injured. Saipov was shot in the abdomen by a police officer. Saipov was residing in Paterson, New Jersey since 2010, and has also lived in Florida and Ohio. Saipov had a printout of an ISIS flag in the vehicle, and handwritten papers in English and Arabic, pledging his allegiance to ISIS were also found. From his hospital bed, he has said he “felt good” about the attack, and asked for an ISIS flag. He is being held without bail in a Federal holding facility. His public defender said Saipov was in a “significant amount of pain” and requested that he get medical care.