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Another nursing home employee Snapchats a naked resident

Kara DeVaux

Kara DeVaux

24-year-old Kara DeVaux is accused of allegedly recording a nursing home resident naked on Snapchat in Michigan City, Indiana.

According to court documents the video depicted an 85-year-old dementia patient naked in the shower while the staff sprayed her with water. Witnesses to the video told supervisors they heard DeVaux’s voice in the recording saying “look at this crazy bitch she doesn’t like taking showers.”

As is usual with Snapchat stories the video didn’t quite disappear and someone was able to take a screen grab of the video. There was also allegedly a picture of the woman on Daveaux’s Snapchat that had the caption “She f***ing hates showers. S***.”

As I’ve mentioned before not only is this blatant degradation of some of the most helpless members of our society but it’s also a blatant violation of the medical privacy laws in our country known as HIPAA. As someone who has worked in the healthcare field since the advent of HIPAA I can tell you the penalties for violating HIPAA are no joke. They can result in substantial monetary fines and jail time. Whole Davaux has been charged with felony voyeurism and misdemeanor sale, distribution or exhibition of obscene matter she may want to be more concerned about what may happen if the feds decide they want to pursue violation of HIPAA charges.

Kik kreeper says “I’m not him” while being arrested for soliciting 10-year-old

Lance Kyer

Lance Kyer

30-year-old Lance Kyer of Indianapolis was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting a 10-year-old boy for sex over messaging app Kik. That’s not a typo, the kid was ten-years-old. Don’t get ahead of me just yet.

The boy’s mother had contacted police after finding explicit messages on her son’s Kik account. Police then posed as the boy in order to arrest Kyer. What happens next is the stuff of bad 80’s sitcoms…

When the investigators arrived to meet Kyer and identified himself as the police, Kyer responded, “I’m not him!” and tried to get away. He was quickly taken into custody.

Like the police would go “Ok, sorry. Enjoy your night”. That would almost be funny if we weren’t talking about a real predator here…

During the Kik exchange, the investigator maintained he was 10 years old and asked Kyer to confirm his age. Kyer said he was 30 years old. Kyer then asked when they could meet; the investigator asked Kyer what they would do if they did meet up. Kyer responded that “we can watch movies (and) maybe fool around if you like,” according to court documents.

So basically this 30-year-old man was asking a 10-year-old boy to Netflix and chill. Not only that but Kyer allegedly admitted to police that he had planned on travelling to Ohio to see another boy.

Now on to what you’re all screaming at your various screens of various size. What the hell was a 10-year-old boy doing on Kik? I’m glad that a parent was aware enough to detect what was happening but no 10-year-old needs to be on Kik especially since it’s rife with, you guessed it, sex offenders and pedophiles. You may as well just leave your kid duct taped to a school crossing sign at that point.

Suspect charged with kidnapping Indiana girl he met on Kik

Christopher M. Cortez Jr.

Christopher M. Cortez Jr.

22-year-old Christopher M. Cortez Jr., of Whiting, Indiana, is accused of allegedly kidnapping a 14-year-old girl that he met on Kik. Cortez is said to have posed as a 17-year-old on Kik using the screen name of Jack Skelton/whocareshonestly. He told his victim that he could give her a ride home from school. When Cortez picked her up he allegedly threw out her cell phone and drove her to Chicago. She was discovered at a gas station where a customer noticed that she was in distress.

In case you needed another warning to check your kids messaging app accounts this would be it. God only knows what would have happened if she wasn’t found before any bodily harm could be done to her. In case you’ve missed the last few dozen times I’ve said it Kik is infamous for being one of the tools of choice for pedophiles and sex offenders.

By the way, this toolbox is out on bond. Sleep well Indiana.

It looked like someone had stomped on the child

The Wagoners

The Wagoners

Back in the days of the Bad Breeders website (click here to find out why it’s no more) we used to post a lot of what we called ‘killer furniture’ stories. These were stories where abusive ‘parents’, or Breeders as we called them, would blame their child’s blunt force trauma injuries on things like falling out of bed or off of high chair. Others would say their child bumped their heads on coffee tables or various other child height furniture. The problem with these stories was that the children’s injuries were so massive that the bed they fell off of must have been 3 stories high or the child was running at mach 1 when they struck the table. This is going to be one of those stories and so much more.

Here’s what a forensic pathologist had to say about the death of 1-year-old Zoey Lee Wagoner of Greenfield, Indiana…

A forensic pathologist found Zoey had suffered multiple blunt force traumatic injuries before her death. She had bruises and abrasions on her face and scalp. Her lips were bruised. Blood vessels had burst in her eyes and neck. Her liver was lacerated, and her intestines and pancreas were bruised. Old breaks in both arms were still healing.

The pathologist told police it looked like someone had stomped on the child.

Zoey’s Breeders, Matthew Wagoner, 31, and Jessica Wagoner, 32, have been charged with murder in her death. Matthew Wagner allegedly told investigators that Zoey fell off a bed. Again with that type of trauma the bed must have been 50 feet high. However that’s not the worst part of story. Police allege that the Wagoners concocted a scheme to try to throw off suspicion on them because they knew the injuries would result in criminal charges. Part of it was that Mr. Wagoner took Zoey on a walk to a nearby Circle K so he could claim she was fine then. He had to pass a hospital to and from Circle K and never once thought about getting help for his daughter. Then the plan was for Mr. Wagoner to call Mrs. Wagoner at work to make it appear like an accident happened. I bet she was just happy to get time off from work but I digress. However, even this act of evil isn’t the worst part in my opinion.

You see, the Wagoners weren’t even supposed to be living together. He was under investigation for allegedly molesting her 9-year-old daughter and the daughter’s friend. The Department of Child Services had barred them from being together because of it. But hell, why should a little molestation come between such a happy couple?

After their arrest The Wagoners both said that the other had anger issues…

She told police that Matthew has a temper and had hit her before, and that she didn’t trust Matthew with Zoey.

Matthew said Jessica had a temper of her own, and that she was “very aggressive and hits the children across the face.”

He said he saw Jessica punch Zoey in the stomach so hard it made the child gasp for air.

It always astounds me that evil can find evil like this.

As I’ve said way too many times before, if you’re a child abusing scumbag you’re not smarter than medical professionals and you’re not smarter than police. They will find out what you’ve been doing so how about not beating your child instead. –

You don’t have to be an abuser. There are resources out there for you. If you are in need of help you can reach out to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Thanks to Brigette for the tip.

UPDATE 6/6/2015: The defense for Matthew Wagoner have requested a psych eval for their client which reports say is usually the first step in seeking an insanity defense.

State Senator wants death penalty for school shooters in Indiana

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Indiana State Sen. Brandt Hershman recently introduced a bill to the Indiana legislature that would make a school shooting where victims are killed an aggravating factor that would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty. Sen. Hershman says he was influenced by the shooting of Andrew Boldt by Cody Cousins at Purdue University in 2014. After pleading guilty and showing no remorse Cousins was only sentenced to 65 years. Sen. Hershman believes this would be a deterrent to would be school shooters.

“By including school shootings on the list of qualifying factors for the death, I hope it will deter future tragedies and allow for the most deplorable criminals to receive punishment to the fullest extent of the law,”

While I admire Sen. Hershman’s stance on the matter and as much as I am a firm believer in the death penalty, ultimately this will not deter school shooters if history is any indicator. First off this would not apply to suspect’s who are minors as the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that even minors who have been charged as adults can not be executed. Secondly, most adult school shooters are of the mindset that they will not live to be apprehended. Cho Seung-Hui, Stephen Kazmierczak, and Charles Carl Roberts IV, all committed suicide before they could be taken in. Even Cody Cousins killed himself in prison. None of these men were rational individuals so trying to deal with them on a rational basis would not have deterred them from their respective atrocities.

I think a better solution to deterring school shootings is making mental healthcare in our society less stigmatized and more readily available but even that’s not a perfect solution.

Bluffton Breeders burn baby’s body

Barnes and Arnold

Barnes and Arnold

21-year-old Breanna J. Arnold and 30-year-old Zachary S. Barnes of Bluffton, Indiana, have both been arrested in the death of Arnold’s 3-year-old son, Owen Collins. The couple and an unnamed teen were using drugs when they discovered that Owen was dead in his bedroom. Rather than call police or an ambulance, you know, the right thing to do, Barnes and the teen allegedly put Owen’s body in a cardboard box, took his body to a wooded area and set the box on fire after dousing it with nail polish remover. In the meantime someone called police asking to do a welfare check on the residence.

Very few things will bring a community together like a missing child. Strangers will drop whatever they’re doing to help in the search for a missing child. What a missing child search also does is bring in multiple law enforcement departments to help investigate. In this case it was the Marion police department that found the woman who gave Barnes and the teen a ride into the woods and she of course must have told them about the box and she also led them to Owen’s body. Investigators allegedly got admissions of guilt from the teen and Barnes. The teen has been arrested as well.

Now the drug they were using has not been identified but according to some reports meth making materials were found in the home. While the cause of Owen’s death has not yet been determined Barnes allegedly admitted to police that they would put ‘dope’ in the kids’ bottles and ‘watch them have fun’. Are you for real? Is this what meth does to your mind that you think it’s funny to give your kids a drug that has been a blight in most poor rural areas? Not to mention what makes you think that your tweaker ass is smarter than multiple law enforcement agencies. Did you think that reporting Owen missing was somehow going to absolve you of your actions?

I really need to start working on that formula for meth that sterilizes tweakers.

In case you have no common sense here are the dangers of having kids in a meth lab.

Thanks to Brigette for the tip.

UPDATE 5/12/2015: It was revealed recently that according to the autopsy Owen died from blunt force trauma to the head and no drugs were found in his system. No word yet on what caused his fatal injuries.

UPDATE 6/17/2015: Barnes has pleaded guilty to the murder of Owen Collins. Under the term of the plea deal he’ll more than likely be sentenced to 50 years and have to serve at least 75% of that sentence before being possibly eligible for parole.

UPDATE 7/6/2015: The teen that’s allegedly involved with this atrocity has been charged as an adult. His name is Zachary Barker.

UPDATE 8/9/2015: Zachary Barnes was sentenced to 50 years in the death of Owen Collins.

UPDATE 9/2/2015: 17-year-old Zachary Barker has pleaded guilty to abuse of a corpse and meth dealing,

Alleged serial killer met victim through Backpage

Afrikka Hardy

Afrikka Hardy

19-year-old Afrikka Hardy is believed to have been the victim of alleged serial killer Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana. She was working as a prostitute out of nearby Chicago and was advertised on Backpage. However just because she was a prostitute doesn’t mean she deserved to be strangled to death by a serial sex offender who has allegedly confessed to killing at least 7 victims. She had family and loved ones who cared about her.

This is more blood splashed on the pages of Backpage since they facilitated the murder in my opinion but they’re not going to stop unless they’re forced to stop. Congress needs to get off its ass and update the archaic Communications Decency Act before there are more Afrikka Hardy’s. Backpage isn’t going to stop on its own while there is blood money to be made.

UPDATE 10/31/2014: Vann has pleaded not guilty.

UPDATE 4/27/2015: Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Vann.

UPDATE 3/8/2016: Vann has been charged with five more murders after leading police to the bodies of five additional women that he allegedly killed.

What do you do after fracturing a baby’s skull while on cocaine? Get more cocaine of course.

Ashley Ann-Marie Walton

Ashley Ann-Marie Walton

Police: Baby’s skull fractured after being thrown against wall:

Police in Fort Wayne, Indiana say that Ashley Ann-Marie Walton admitted to throwing her infant daughter against the wall because the baby wouldn’t stop crying. Walton allegedly said that she hadn’t slept in two or three days and couldn’t get the baby to stop crying. Loss of sleep like that can happen when you test positive for cocaine.

Not only do police say that Walton was on cocaine at the time of the assault but she attempted to get more cocaine rather than calling for help.

The phone showed that five calls had been placed right at 12:05 pm, but none of those calls were to EMS. Walton had also apparently texted a person at 12:26 pm to try and buy prescription pills and powder cocaine. Phone records indicate it wasn’t until 12:40 pm that Walton called EMS for medical help.

Police believe Walton continued to text message the same person to arrange a price for the drugs and a pick up time. At 3:38 p.m., while at the hospital where her baby girl was being treated, a text from Walton to the same person read, “ok cuz I’m at the hospital with the baby and I’m not trying to be gone long.”

She’ll be gone long all right. As in years.

She also bathed the baby before calling EMS.

If the cocaine thing wasn’t enough she also tried the age-old ‘someone dropped the baby’ excuse. The someone she was trying to blame? Her three-year-old daughter.

Thankfully from what I understand the baby survived and has been released from the hospital into foster care.

But man, if you’re texting somebody about scoring some blow while you’re at the hospital where your child has a fractured skull at your hands you may just have a slight drug problem.

Sex offender stole wi-fi to try to contact victim

Sex offender jailed over online chat attempt with his victim:

Shawn Piercefield

Shawn Piercefield

This may be a worst case scenario but this is why you don’t leave your wi-fi unprotected.

26-year-old Shawn Piercefield of Indianapolis is a registered sex offender. He’s on probation for felony charges of soliciting a child for sex. As part of his probation he’s not supposed to be on the internet. Then again how many RSOs actually follow their probation guidelines?

During a routine check of his house officers found a cell phone that Piercefield was allegedly using in order to try to contact his victim over the mobile messaging app Kik. With Kik you need an internet connection, either you cell phone’s data connection or wi-fi. Piercefield was said to be using his neighbors wi-fi to try to get to his victim.

By the way that’s a probation violation and back to jail he goes. Maybe if they kept creepers like this in jail in the first place instead of giving them suspended sentences we wouldn’t have as many of these incidents.

Not the craigslist killing you’re looking for, Indiana Guardsmen killed during robbery

Friends: National Guard vet, 32, fatally shot trying to buy iPad off Craigslist:

Lizton Guardsman slain buying iPad, police say:

Tryon and Tyshaune Kincade

Tryon and Tyshaune Kincade

Yes, I know. You want to read about the craigslist thrill kill that recently took place in Pennsylvania. Don’t worry, I’ll get to that. However there are other craigslist killings that haven’t made the national news that are just as equally disheartening and disturbing.

This past week 32-year-old James Vester of Lizton, Indiana, was shot and killed when trying to purchase what he believed to be an iPad through craigslist. Instead he was allegedly shot and killed by Indianapolis brothers Tryon Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18. Robbery is said to be the motive.

Vester was no rube. He was an Indiana Guardsman who had toured Iraq and probably knew how to take care of himself. He even went to meet the ‘sellers’ in the light of day. Unfortunately even the best soldiers aren’t bulletproof. Tragically he leaves behind a wife and a 1-year-old son. All because two scumbag brothers were too lazy to make an honest living. Yet a man who probably just wanted to get someone a nice Christmas present for his family is now dead over probably just a few hundred bucks.

It doesn’t matter who you are, what you know, or how innocent your intentions are. If you do any kind of business on craigslist you are taking your life in your hands.

UPDATE 12/12/2013: Police believe that the Kincades are involved in several other craigslist robberies.

Also the brothers have pleaded not guilty.

The widow of James Vester released a statement in which she said…

I am so happy his story has went viral worldwide so maybe people will think twice about trying to run a scam/robbery/murder through Craigslist or any other site. I want to focus on all of the good Jim brought to this world and not focus on the people who did this to him.

My apologies Mrs. Vester. While I’m sure your husband was a good man the world occasionally needs to be reminded that evil lurks within it.

UPDATE 5/6/2015: Tyshaune Kincade was sentenced to 50 years behind bars after previously pleading guilty to the murder of James Vester. Tryon Kincade is set to go to trial in June of 2015.

UPDATE 6/15/2015: Tryon Kincade was sentenced to 33 years after also pleading guilty.