Remember John Mark Karr? He was the creepy teacher who confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey, but when police began investigating they determined he could not have been at the crime scene. Well, apparently after that, a former student of his—Samantha Speigel, now 19—contacted him online and the two became friends. Then more. They eventually got engaged. Soon after, Speigel’s parents sent her to rehab to get over her drug addictions and her relationship with Karr, but when she came back, she went right back to him. Karr allegedly asked Speigel to help him find young girls to join what she calls a sex cult. “He typically likes 5 and 6-year-olds,” she says. “He told me to go out there and recruit children. I started — when I was on the street I’d kind of size up girls, I thought about him meeting my niece … I didn’t think there was anything wrong with him having sexual relationships with children. It just seemed healthy for him, you know, like, why keep him from doing what he loves?” I don’t even know where to start with the levels of sick in this. I hope this girl gets serious therapy.
Speigel also made another interesting allegation—she claims that Karr is now living in Washington state as a woman, under the name Delia Alexis Reich. Keep reading »
Breaking into a supermodel’s house is easier than you would think. Police in London say a burglar nabbed $115,000 worth of art from Kate Moss‘ house on Thursday night while she, boyfriend Jamie Hince, and her mother, Linda, were upstairs sleeping. The thief took off with three paintings, including a portrait of Moss allegedly done by the street artist Banksy. (Apparently they’re a hot commodity: two Banksy portraits were also stolen from a gallery in London earlier this month.)
Hmm, robbing the homes of celebrities … could this be the handiwork of our girl Alexis Neiers and the nefarious “bling ring“?!?!
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Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is wanted by the FBI in connection with 19 murders—many think he is the person Jack Nicholson’s character in “The Departed” is based on. He and his wife, Catherine Greig, have eluded authorities since 1995, but now, the FBI has a diabolical plot to find them. Greig, before she went on the lam, had a thing for plastic surgery and had her breasts done. She was in the first wave of breast enlargements, and the type of implant she got is now known to break down over time, leaking and causing chest pain. On the assumption that she either (a) will soon have the implant removed or (b) has already done so, the FBI took out a full-page ad in this month’s issue of Plastic Surgery News. “Have You Treated This Woman?” the ad reads. Below it are photos of Greig taken in a plastic surgeon’s office. The ad also contains the ID number of Greig’s implants.
The ad has made quite a splash among plastic surgeons. Keep reading »
Here’s another one for “Sick, Sad World.” A 21-year-old woman in Georgia, Jessica Bruce, was clocked doing 85 mph in a 65 mph zone on Wednesday night. A police vehicle turned on its lights, but Jessica refused to pull over, starting a high speed chase. The chase ended with her hitting a car, spinning into oncoming traffic, and causing a pile-up. All signs point to her being drunk at the time of the incident. Jessica is physically fine; however, the baby she was carrying isn’t. Once she is released from the hospital, authorities plan to charge her with “feticide by vehicle,” which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail. Another driver involved in the crash is in the hospital, too. This case is sad on so many levels. All I have to say is, taking the speeding ticket would have been a much, much better idea. [ABC News] Keep reading »
In Brazil, an unidentified 21-year-old vowed to get back at 82-year-old priest Luiz Marques Barbosa, who he claims sexually abused him. And so this 21-year-old knelt by a window, and shot a video of Barbosa having sex with a 19-year-old. In the middle of the act, Barbosa noticed him and yelled, “Who is it? Who’s at the window? Who is it? Who’s there?” This guy then took the video straight to his local news channel. A newscaster confronted Barbosa and asked him if he has sinned. “Who has never committed a sin?” Barbosa said. The newscaster then asked him if he had ever abused boys—he said it was a question he could only answer in confession, which certainly sounds pretty guilty. The network aired both his answers to these questions and the footage from the original sex tape. Naturally, Barbosa has been removed from duty, and a police investigation is under way. We just hope there weren’t more victims in this case. [Newser, CNN] Keep reading »
Marium Varinauskas, a 28-year-old engineer in the U.K., had an interesting reaction when the police arrived at his house after his girlfriend called them to complain about his drunk and disorderly behavior. As a female sheriff approached him, he jumped on the couch, dropped his pants, and started swinging his peen around wildly. Evidently, the officer had to duck in order to avoid getting hit. In court, Varinauskas’ lawyer said, “He has never been so drunk before that day and accepts he has to take full responsibility. He apologizes profusely and is extremely embarrassed.” In the end, he was fined about $900. But the best line of the article on this incident? “The officer suffered no injuries.” Hooray. [Newser] Keep reading »
This New Jersey man will certainly get the Worst Father of the Century award and, hopefully, will spend the rest of his life in jail. After having apocalyptic visions, he raped five of his daughters … and impregnated three. Their babies were born at home and did not get birth certificates. When some of them died, they were buried without authorities ever knowing they existed. The father’s reign of terror lasted for more than a decade and, during that time, the girls also had to endure beatings with wooden boards and steel-toed boots and were often deprived of food. Keep reading »
Apparently, Ryan Jenkins wasn’t the first alleged killer to finagle his way onto a dating show. In 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared on “The Dating Game.” A good looking dude with long, curly hair, he was Bachelor #1. Host Jim Lange introduced him as, “a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the dark room at the age of 13, fully developed. Between takes you might find him skydiving or motor-cycling.” Contestant Cheryl Bradshaw liked that. “What’s your best time?” she asked him. Alcala answered back, “The best time is at night.” Alcala was charming, and Cheryl picked him out of the three guys. Later, though, she refused to go out on an actual date with him.
Good call, Cheryl. At the time of his appearance on the show, Alcala had been convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl 10 years earlier. And a few months after the show, he graduated to killing. He abducted and murdered a 12-year-old girl, and killed four more women in total. He was only found guilty of these crimes last month. He’s currently representing himself to try to avoid the death penalty. Keep reading »
This is an extremely twisted story. Korean couple Kim Yoo-chul, 41, and Choi Mi-sun, 25, met in 2008 in an internet chat room and fell in love over their mutual love of Second Life. Three months ago, they had a baby together—at the same time, they also had a baby in Second Life. But because they were so obsessed with the game, they spent about 12 hours a night together at internet cafes playing it. They fed, clothed, and nurtured their virtual baby while leaving their real baby home alone without food. One night in September, they came home—and their real baby had died of malnutrition. The couple admitted to leaving her alone and feeding her rotten formula and are being charged with child abuse and neglect. Talk about an internet love gone wrong. [Daily Mail]
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Crystal Gail Mangum really knows how to stir up trouble. In case you don’t remember her, she is the stripper who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape back in 2006. Yeah … rape is not really the kind of thing to lie about. The case caused such a stir that the Durham District Attorney lost his job over it. Apparently Crystal didn’t learn her lesson, because she is in trouble with the law yet again. And this time it’s for the attempted murder of her boyfriend. Keep reading »