Saturday, April 7, 2007

A certain lying 17-year-old girl

Normally I wouldn't post without a name, but this one had to be posted. If anyone comes across a name, please send it my way.

A 15-year-old boy spent a year in jail after a 17-year-old girl lied about being raped. His family goes through hell because she lied.

Click HERE and Click HERE - Link to the story from Perth Now and

Dennis Perrault

Cut a 7-week-old kitten's genitals off with a pair of scissors - without anesthesia.

Click HERE for the story from CBC News.

A Halifax man who cut off a kitten's genitals with a pair of scissors has been sentenced to house arrest for three months by a judge who noted his problems with post-traumatic stress disorder and pain medication.

Dennis Perrault was sentenced Friday in Halifax provincial court. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty.

The court heard Perrault left the navy after cleaning up human remains following the 1998 crash of SwissAir Flight 111 off Peggy's Cove. Judge Anne Derrick told Perrault that his actions were serious enough to warrant jail time, but she didn't believe that was the best sentence for him. The judge said she recognized that Perrault suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

"I think she rightly determined this had to be a factor," defence lawyer Peter Mancini told reporters outside the courtroom. "When you take this in combination with the fact that he was on a tremendous amount of pain medication following injuries sustained in a robbery, I suspect he just didn't have that normal fuse that most of us have to deal with stressful situations and he acted improperly."

Craig Dodd / Ryan Palin

Two teenagers in England who repeatedly bullied a homeless man - pouring food and drinks on him, daubing his face with ink and make-up, burning his hair and urinating on him. After their final, fatal beating of the man, they threw him into a river to die.

Click HERE to read the story from BBC News.

A pair of teenagers who repeatedly bullied and attacked a vulnerable man, before beating and tossing him into a river, have been jailed for life.

Craig Dodd, 17, and Ryan Palin, 15, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of David Atherton, 40, who died last May.

Warrington Crown Court heard that Mr Atherton, who had learning difficulties and suffered alcoholism, was subjected to regular abuse by the pair. The court heard Dodd and Palin described as "feral, wild and untamed". Reporting restrictions, which would usually prevent the boys' names being published, were lifted by the judge.
Dodd and Palin were part of a teenage gang who preyed on vulnerable adults in Warrington, the court heard.

Mr Atherton, originally from Wigan, Greater Manchester, was forced into letting the gang use his flat to drink and smoke cannabis. The teenagers subjected him to regular abuse and humiliation, which they called "terroring". This included pouring drinks and food on to him, daubing his face with ink and make-up, burning his hair, urinating on him and vandalising his flat. It also included regular beatings.

Patrick Harrington QC, prosecuting, said: "The two defendants, often with others, were involved in a campaign of terror and violence directed at David Atherton. "Ultimately - and almost inevitably - the result was that the two defendants killed Mr Atherton by beating him savagely and throwing him into the River Mersey."
Mr Harrington described the lives of the two teenagers as "appalling". He added: "If one were to search for a single adjective to describe their behaviour, it would be feral. They were wild and untamed."

The boys had been drinking and smoking cannabis when they visited Mr Atherton's flat in Howley, Warrington, on 8 May last year. A neighbour heard them beating Mr Atherton, and invited him in, but he was led away by Dodd and Palin.

They later boasted to friends that they "winged him into the water", meaning they each held a leg and an arm then tossed him in.

Mr Justice Hodge sentenced Dodd and Palin to detention for life. He told them: "Your conduct was reprehensible. You both treated Mr Atherton as a punch bag. "What you did was not opportunistic. It was pre-meditated. "It was a savage attack - cruel, brutal and vicious and on a very vulnerable man."

James Patrick Roughan / Christopher Clark Jones

Stabbed an Australian teenager 133 times. Used his head as a bowling ball and a puppet.

Click HERE to read the story from Adelaide Now.

James Patrick Roughan, 27, and Christopher Clark Jones, 23, of Sandgate, north of Brisbane, have pleaded not guilty to murdering 17-year-old Morgan Jay Shepherd on March 29, 2005. Both have pleaded guilty to being an accessary after the fact and interfering with a corpse.

The jury in the Supreme Court in Brisbane has heard almost two weeks of evidence. During the trial, the court was told the victim, who lived in a Brisbane youth hostel, had been drinking with the accused at Roughan's residence when a fight broke out. P rosecutor Don McKenzie told the court the fight ended with Mr Shepherd being stabbed 133 times and decapitated.

Mr McKenzie told the court that although Mr Roughan and Mr Jones had sought to blame each other for Mr Shepherd's death, both men were allegedly involved. Police found a tomahawk, knife, handsaw and pruning saw stained with the victim's blood in Mr Roughan's shed, as well as blood-stained clothing featuring Mr Jones's DNA. It is also alleged the accused used Mr Shepherd's head as a bowling ball and a puppet before burying his body in a shallow grave at Dayboro, northwest of Brisbane.

Michael Lee Smudricks / Lynn Swan West

Quadriplegic and his caregiver charged with rape and incest of three children.

Click HERE to read the story from The Shreveport Times.

An Arcadia man who is paralyzed from the neck down and his caregiver were jailed this afternoon in connection with the rape and incest of three children, Bienville Sheriff John Ballance said. Bienville sheriff’s investigators have charged Michael Lee Smudricks, 57, with one count of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated incest.

His caregiver, Lynn Swan West, who turns 59 Thursday, also of Arcadia, is charged with one count of principal to aggravated rape and three counts of principal to aggravated incest.The alleged assault involves children under the age of 15.

Arrest warrants for Smudricks were signed March 5, but authorities could not pick him up until today after seeking the state’s help in locating a jail or prison that could house him. Smudricks became a quadriplegic as the result car accident that happened about five or six years ago, Ballance said. Efforts were made to locate a facility in the area or even a war veterans home in which to detain Smudricks, who is a war veteran, during pretrial proceedings. Ballance even tried Fortch Wade Correctional Center in Keithville, which houses geriatric inmates. “But they couldn’t take him presentence,” the sheriff said.

State Corrections Secretary Richard assisted by approving a bed for Smudricks in the hospital ward at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Smudricks will be transported there today by ambulance.“He can get out if he can make a $800,000 bond,” Ballance said.

West’s bond is set at $175,000.The children went to West, who lived in Smudricks’ residence, to tell her about the alleged sexual abuse. “But she never reported it,” Ballance said.

Christopher G. Griffin

Rapes a 9 year old boy and taunts the child's mother when he saw her months later.

Click HERE to read the story from

A man is being charged with raping a 9-year-old boy who was trying to sell him magazine subscriptions and taunting the boy's mother when he saw her months later.

Christopher G. Griffin, 32, was charged Tuesday with capital sexual battery and tampering with a witness.

The boy was selling magazine subscriptions for a school fundraiser when Griffin invited the boy into his home in January and then sodomized him, according to a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office report. The boy said his attacker then filled out a subscription form, gave him money and told him not to tell anyone about the attack. Authorities interviewed Griffin about the attack and told him not to contact the boy or his mother, the report said.

The boy's mother told authorities that Griffin stopped next to her at a stop sign on March 20 and blew her a kiss and laughed at her, according to the report.