On October 20, 2019, 35-year-old Wayne Robertson was beaten to death at this home with a hammer by 46-year-old Antoyn Custard. Police arrived at the house that night after Custard and Robertson had gotten into a fight and Custard called police to report he had beaten Robertson. They arrived to discover Robertson badly beaten with his wrists tied together. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died October 28, 2019. Custard was arrested by police.
16-year-old Lebrisha Hobbs was shot on July 5, 2022, at this home by 16-year-old Elaysha Underwood. Hobbs later died August 24, 2022. Records from Hobbs’ phone revealed a conversation on Instagram between Hobbs and Underwood between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. the night before. Underwood told Hobbs she was going to her house to stay the night. After arriving, Underwood became increasingly upset because Hobbs wouldn’t let her in, court records said. A witness who was with Hobbs told police Hobbs went outside to meet with Underwood. The witness told police she heard Hobbs yell “stop” and heard a gunshot. She told police she wasn’t concerned for Hobbs. The witness had known Underwood to carry a gun and discharge it and assumed Underwood was “shooting her gun” again. Hobbs lay bleeding out in the backyard of the home for atleast 9 hours before she was found and taken to the hospital. When questioned, Underwood told police she’d previously had a sexual relationship with Hobbs and had gone to the house but wasn’t let in.
On August 26, 2019, 27-year-old Veronica Cervantes-Mejia was beaten to death at her home by her husband Oscar Mariscal-Lira. Veronica had recently filed for divorce and was at the home to pick up her two young children. She parked her car in the garage, where Oscar confronted her. Oscar then severely beat her in the garage. Police were called and Veronica was taken to the hospital where she died. Oscar was arrested.
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – A woman is dead after she was found severely beaten early Monday morning in east Tulsa. Police were called to a home near East 1st Street, South 161st and East Admiralaround 3 a. m. The woman died at a hospital around 4 a. m. She has been identified as 27-year-old Veronic…
On March 20, 2019, 49-year-old Tracy Russell was strangled to death inside her home by a homeless woman she had been allowing to stay with her, Jessica McBride. McBride allegedly killed Russell because McBride was stealing food stamps and Russell confronted her about it. After killing Russell, McBride attempted to light her body on fire and also burn her house down. She was recently found guilty of manslaughter.
Tulsa police have identified the victim in Tulsa’s ninth homicide as 49-year-old Tracy Russell. Tulsa police were given information to a possible homicide early Thursday morning near 46th Street North and North Peoria. Officers learned that the suspect, Jessica McBride, had told people she choked an…
The bodies of William and Ellen Borthwick were found in their home at 70 Cambridge Ave. in Toronto. They Borthwick's were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty gas heater.
A Santa Clara couple and three children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide, police said Saturday. The dead included a 12-year-old girl and 10-year-old twin boys, along with their 37-year-old father and their stepmother, according to Santa Clara police Sgt. Kurt Clarke. Neighbors identified the couple as Todd Vernon and Nadine Nunes Vernon. Officers found the five bodies shortly after noon Saturday when a relative asked them to check on the family at their home at 1470 Benton St., Clarke said.
The dead included a 12-year-old girl and 10-year-old twin boys, along with their...
40-year-old Terry Carlton W/M was shot to death inside this rich home on April 28, 1998, by his wife April Wilkens. Terry Carlton was the son of a millionaire in Tulsa, Don Carlton, who owned dealerships around the area. Wilkens shot and killed Carlton because Carlton abused her and raped her, and she shot him in self-defense. Wilkens had previously reported Carlton's abuse to the police, but Carlton would bribe the police so that they wouldn't believe Wilkens. Wilkens said Carlton terrorized her; breaking into her house several times the year she shot him and ransacking it so badly a high school friend considered it destroyed. Wilkens filed two protective orders against Carlton, but said he told her she would be dead if they became permanent. And that the police didn’t bother to enforce the temporary ones. She testified Carlton had also been blackmailing her with revenge porn. Carlton continued to violate the temporary restraining orders and the police did not care. Wilkens said. “He was calling me from jail. This police officer looked at my caller ID, he looked at the protective order and he did nothing. In fact, he said, ‘we just keep expecting to find you dead.’” On April 28, the day Wilkens killed Carlton, she went to his house to try and negotiate and create peace. But Carlton forced Wilkens to do drugs with him, and then raped her at gunpoint. Wilkens however was able to get ahold of the gun and fired several shots, striking Carlton several times and killing him. Police were called out and Wilkens was taken into custody. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) nurse who treated Wilkens after she was arrested found two vaginal tears, bruises on her hands, wrists, arms and head, and redness on her hands and neck. The nurse also testified that the evidence supported Wilkens’s statement that Carlton had punched her in the face. However, despite all this evidence, Wilkens was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The reason for this? Don Carlton is friends with Tim Harris, the judge who sentenced her. It is thought that Don Carlton bribed Tim Harris in order to have Wilkens sentenced to life. She is currently still in prison, though there have been small protests and petitions to have her freed.
Written By: Brittany Harlow Artwork By: autumnleafsss (TULSA, Okla.) April Wilkens has been serving a life sentence at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McCloud, Oklahoma, for the...
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The body of 7 year old Harri Andersen was found burned to death in the closet of a home at 9 Whitaker St. in Toronto. The child had been playing with matches and accidently set the fire that took his life.
On August 30 1926 Elmo Aldo shot and killed his fiancé Winifred Colwell in Aldo's parent's home located at 918 Dundas St. E. The killer left 3 notes at the scene of the murder suicide although the reason was still vague.
On March 18 1919 Mrs. Eva Hogarth and her four young children were found dead in the home from gas asphyxiation. An inquest deemed the deaths accidental.
On April 14 1943 a two year old child accidently turned on the burners of a small gas stove resulting in the death of the child and her infant sister.
On December 16 1929 the body of butcher John James Freeland, aged 52, was found in the cellar of 463 Gerrard St. E. Freeland had been beaten with a lead bar and was robbed of $125.
Birth date and place from baptism. Death date and place from death record. John James Freeland, a butcher, was robbed and murdered in his Toronto store. Justice was swift. Criminal File indexes: 1321 STEWART, Edward Male, age 33, single Crime: Murder Victim: Freeland, John 1929/12/16; Toronto, Ont…
37-year-old Warren Baucom W/M was stabbed to death at this residence on August 7, 1998, after getting into a fight with 45-year-old David Campbell, who stabbed the victim to death. At the time of his death, Baucom was wanted by police and featured on Tulsa's Most Wanted for charges on first-degree burglary and stalking. Campbell surrendered to authorities a few hours after the murder and was arrested.
William Stubbs, 28, B/M shot and killed December 5, 1998, after he and 20-year-old Jeremy Jones attempted to break into this house. Michael Riley, the homeowner, claims he heard a knock at his front door, and when he answered the two men armed with guns burst through the door to rob the home. One of the suspects fired a shot, and so Riley fired back, striking both men. Jones recovered from his injuries, but Stubbs died. Riley was not charged.
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John Morse arrived in the evening of August 3 and slept in the guest room that night. After breakfast the next morning, at which Andrew, Abby, Lizzie, John, and the Bordens' maid Bridget "Maggie" Sullivan, were present, Andrew and John went to the sitting room, where they chatted for nearly an hour. Morse left around 8:48 am to buy a pair of oxen and visit his niece in Fall River, planning to return to the Borden home for lunch at noon. Andrew left for his morning walk sometime after 9 am. Although the cleaning of the guest room was one of Lizzie and Emma's regular chores, Abby went upstairs sometime between 9:00 am and 10:30 am to make the bed. According to the forensic investigation, Abby was facing her killer at the time of the attack. She was first struck on the side of the head with a hatchet, which cut her just above the ear, causing her to turn and fall face down on the floor, creating contusions on her nose and forehead. Her killer then struck her multiple times, delivering 17 more direct hits to the back of her head, killing her. When Andrew returned at around 10:30 am, his key failed to open the door, so he knocked. Sullivan went to unlock the door; finding it jammed, she uttered a curse. She would later testify that she heard Lizzie laughing immediately after this; she did not see Lizzie, but stated that the laughter was coming from the top of the stairs. This was considered significant as Abby was already dead by this time, and her body would have been visible to anyone on the home's second floor. Lizzie later denied being upstairs and testified that her father had asked her where Abby was, to which she replied that a messenger had delivered Abby a summons to visit a sick friend. Lizzie stated that she had then removed Andrew's boots and helped him into his slippers before he lay down on the sofa for a nap (a detail contradicted by the crime-scene photos, which show Andrew wearing boots). She then informed Sullivan of a department store sale and offered her permission to attend, but Sullivan felt unwell and went to take a nap in her bedroom instead. Sullivan testified that she was in her third-floor room, resting from cleaning windows, when just before 11:10 am she heard Lizzie call from downstairs, "Maggie, come quick! Father's dead. Somebody came in and killed him." Andrew was slumped on a couch in the downstairs sitting room, struck 10 or 11 times with a hatchet-like weapon. One of his eyes had been split cleanly in two, suggesting that he had been asleep when attacked. His still-bleeding wounds suggested a very recent attack. Dr. Bowen, the family's physician, arrived from his home across the street and pronounced both victims dead. Detectives estimated that Andrew's death had occurred at approximately 11:00 am