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Today In Terribleness: Man Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog And Feeding It To Her

As a human being, this news story repulses me. As a dog owner who thinks of Lucca as my child, it sends a murderous rage pump through my veins. Police say Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedro, California, killed his ex-girlfriend’s dog and fed it to her, the last disgusting act in a string…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2014

Today In Terribleness: Kids, Dad Gang Up To Sue Mom For “Bad Mothering”

Michael Lohan ain’t got nothing on Kimberly Garrity in the bad parenting department. The many grave and terrifying abuses inflicted upon her children include a sending a birthday card without money inside, failing to send care packages to her son at college, and calling her daughter at midnight on Homecoming to tell her to come…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2011

Today In Terribleness: A Woman Is Framed For Armed Robbery By Her Ex

Meet Seemona Sumasar. She is 36 years old, a mother, and a former Morgan Stanley analyst who managed a restaurant in Queens. One night about two years ago, her Jeep was pulled over by police. She was shocked to be arrested. “You know you did it. Just admit it,” a police officer threatened her.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 27, 2011

Today In Terribleness: Woman Attempts To Sell Baby At Taco Bell

A woman in Washington was arrested for allegedly making a run to the border with her three-day-old son. Officials responded when they received a 911 call reporting that 36-year-old Heidi-Lynn Knowles had approached a patron at the local Taco Bell and tried to sell her a baby for $500. The woman and her infant were…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 19, 2011

Texas Rangers Fan Falls To His Death Trying To Catch Baseball Thrown By Josh Hamilton

Ugh, this is such an awful story. A 39-year-old father took his son to a Texas Rangers baseball game in Arlington, TX, last night, and when outfielder Josh Hamilton (left) tossed him a foul ball, he fell 20 feet to his death trying to catch it. A man sitting near Shannon Stone tried to gra…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2011

Today In Terribleness: Death By Neck Massage?

Electronic neck massagers are the perfect way to end a long day of holiday shopping and gift wrapping, right? Uh, maybe not. A 37-year-old Florida woman, Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson, was found dead on her bedroom floor on Christmas Eve after her electronic massager wrapped around her necklace and strangled her to death. Authorities are not yet…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 30, 2010

Today In Terribleness: Murder, Murder, And More Murder

Brian Lewis was super jealous that Hayley Jones, his wife and the mother of his four children, was spending so much time on the internet. When she changed her relationship status from “married” to “single” on Facebook, he completely flipped out and stabbed and strangled her to death. He called an ambulance, but fled the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 2, 2009

Today In Terribleness: The Children’s Edition

Childhood is supposed to be marked by innocent playtime, school, and family. Children shouldn’t have to endure anything more serious than parents’ divorcing or the death of a relative. Recently, however, children have been in the news for reasons that would make most adults unable to cope.

By: Annika Harris / August 18, 2009

Today In Terribleness: The Worst Edition, Ever.

Some really awful things have happened this week and, unfortunately, a huge percentage of them happened to women. We know you don’t exactly enjoy reading about this kind of stuff but, hey, it’s important. So here it goes.

Okay, this story is really awful. A Massachusetts woman named Darlene Haynes, 23, was found…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 29, 2009

Today In Terribleness: Bible-Thumping Pervs & An Iranian Plane Crash

I’ve come across some news this week that is just plain horrifying. I figure the only way to make myself feel less depressed about it is to share all of the awful news with you guys! So if your day is just going too damn well, here’s your chance to make it a little le…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / July 16, 2009

Today In Terribleness: Sexual Assault, Crying Rape, And That Austrian Psycho

A University of Connecticut student recounts being sexually assaulted on campus, fighting back against her attacker, and then being assaulted AGAIN by onlookers. [DailyCampus.com]
A woman who was having an affair, cried “rape” when she was caught by her husband because she says she feared for her life — her husband shot her lover and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2008

Today In Terribleness: Polygamists, Evil Dads, And Girl Hating Gamers

More than half of the teen girls taken from the polygamist compound in Texas earlier this month have children or are pregnant. A total of 463 children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services. [CNN]
An Austrian man kept his daughter prisoner for 24 years, raped her, and fathered all six of her children.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2008