The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

18-year-old Jerry Johnsey, of Auburndale, Florida, and 16-year-old Byron Lasiak, of Winter Haven, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 67-year-old Donald Merkley, also of Winter Haven. Johnsey allegedly knew his victim through craigslist and was having sex with the victim prior to this. In this instance, the pair went to the …

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36-year-old Raphael Oyague, of Baldwin, New York, is accused of allegedly murdering a craigslist prostitute by beating her to death with a hammer. Oyague is said to have argued with his victim over money she believed she was owed before beating her then dumping her lifeless body in the weeds. Police were able to find …

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Before we even get into the story just take a look at those mugshots. Take every hick, redneck and trailer trash stereotype you can think of, roll them up in a ball and make it watch ‘Deliverance’ Clockwork Orange style while playing the ‘Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel’ theme song and smoking meth and you’ll produce …

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I don’t consider the following story a craigslist crime per se. To me a craigslist crime is one where craigslist was instrumental in helping a criminal locate a victim. However, due to the level of brutality that took place, I couldn’t just ignore this story. In Miami, Danielle Jones has been brutally beaten and stabbed and …

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I’ve been trying to keep the language on the site cleaner than in the past but damn that’s one Frankenstein looking motherfucker. That’s 20-year-old Joshua Markus Beard of Arlington, Texas. He’s been charged in the brutal beating death of his girlfriend’s 19-month-old daughter, Tylea Moore. Beard not only allegedly struck the child and threw her …

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Not a whole lot of detail on this story but in 2013 April Koch, 22, and Joshua Grabowski, 22, both of Irwin, Pennsylvania, are both accused of beating Koch’s then one-year-old daughter so bad that the toddler had a stroke. Of course when the couple were questioned they said that the girl, Gabriella Berry, fell …

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‘Black Hitler’: Alleged hooker made the whole thing up: I originally posted about 54-year-old Sherman Gamble of Manhattan, aka Black Hitler, here. He was arrested back in March for not only allegedly prostituting several women on Backpage but also for attempted murder, kidnapping, assault and strangulation. The name Black Hitler is derived from what he …

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‘Black Hitler’ charged with pimping women online: court papers: Man who called himself ‘black Hitler’ now hit with pimping charges: court papers: 54-year-old Sherman Gamble of Manhattan was recently indicted for allegedly turning out five women on Backpage for prostitution. Backpage would probably tell you that the ads passed all their safeguards. The hobbyists, aka …

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Suspect arrested in assault on 4-month-old: Man Arrested for Rape, Abusing Baby: Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have arrested 19-year-old Elijah Fernandez for the alleged brutal beating and rape of his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter. Reports say that the girl’s mother was at a relatives doing laundry when Fernandez violently attacked the infant. When the baby …

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(Thanks to Cobalt Rose for the post) Mother jailed for life for battering her baby then posing for a selfie as he lay dying: On March 20th 2011, Callum Wilson was rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, suffering from ‘catastrophic’ injuries. Unfortunately, he had suffered severe brain damage and did not survive. An …

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