Sunday, April 7, 2019

Dorothy Flood

Police arrested Dorothy Flood, 55, on two counts of first degree murder after two minors were found dead in a home on the 2400 block of West Kessler Place 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. According to the Pima County Sheriff, Northwest Fire District personnel responded to a medical call and, upon arrival, "they discovered an unresponsive adult female inside the residence. While providing medical care, they also discovered two children with obvious signs of trauma and determined they were dead. The female had symptoms of an apparent overdose and was transported to a local hospital."

The victims were identified as 8-year-old twins, Jaden and Jorden Webb. Flood was the grandmother and guardian of the boys. A source close to the family told authorities that the woman had taken care of her two grandsons since her daughter had committed suicide. Flood is currently being held without bond in the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Beant Kaur Dhillon

In November of last year Beant Kaur Dhillon of Bakersfield, California, discovered that her 15 year-old daughter had given birth in the bathroom of their family home. The 43 year-old Dhillon later stated that she didn't want the shame of a bastard in the family and called on a relative to held dispose of the infant, whom they drowned.

After drowning the baby, Dhillon allegedly worked with the cousin to bury the body in the backyard. When the teen's father was notified about the baby, he allowed the boy to be buried and did not inform police or request medical treatment for his daughter. Dhillon was also charged with felony assault of a child with force likely to cause great bodily injury, resulting in death, and felony child abuse.

This month, Dhillon pleaded not guilty to the charges. Her trial is scheduled for later this year.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Carolyn Jones

The body of 21-month-old Royalty Marie Floyd was found at her grandmother's home in Shaw, Mississippi,
stabbed and dead in a heated oven on Monday. The grandmother, 48-year-old Carolyn Jones, was charged on Tuesday with first-degree murder in the toddler's death. Royalty lived with Carolyn Jones while Veronica Jones, Royalty's mother, lived elsewhere.

Royalty's body was sent to the State Crime Lab where it will be determined if she died before or after she was placed into the heated oven.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nicole Darrington Clark

A grandmother is wanted in connection with the fatal June 4th stabbing of her 6-month-old granddaughter and the critical wounding of her daughter and grandchild Monday in Colton, California. Nicole Darrington Clark, age unknown, is armed and dangerous.

The stabbing attack occurred inside the family’s apartment on Santo Antonio Drive. When officers arrived, they found the youngest grandchild dead. Darrington Clark’s daughter and second granddaughter were taken to a hospital in critical condition. Darrington Clark left before police arrived.

Anyone with details about Darrington Clark’s whereabouts is urged to call the Colton Police Department at (909) 370-5000 or 911.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Helen Ford

A Chicago woman was convicted of first-degree murder March 2nd for the killing of her 8-year-old granddaughter, who was tied up and deprived of food and water for days.

55-year-old Helen Ford now faces life in prison without parole for the 2013 murder of Gizzell Ford, which, after the bench trial, Cook County, Ill., Circuit Judge Evelyn Clay called “exceptionally brutal.”

Eight months before Gizzell was killed, a judge had placed her in the custody of her father, Andre Ford, an unemployed felon who was living with his mother because of a chronic degenerative disease. He was also charged in his daughter’s murder but died in Cook County Jail in August 2014 while awaiting trial

Gizzell kept a journal in which she detailed some of what she went through at the hands of her grandmother. “I know if I be good and do everything I’m told I won’t have to do punishments,” Gizzell wrote, describing how she had been forced to squat for hours and told to stand in one place for “an hour or two.”

“I am going to be a beautiful smart and good young lady,” she wrote one day. “I can do anything I put my smart mind to. People say I’m smart and courageous and beautiful.”

Her last entry was on July 11, 2013, when she wrote, “I hate this life because I’m in super big trouble.”

Gizzell was dead the following day, and her body was discovered soon after in her grandmother’s trash-filled apartment. She had been strangled and badly beaten. Prosecutors said that Gizzell had been tied to a bed for days, denied food and water, and then punished when she tried to get a sip of water from a toilet. It is believed that her father directed the attacks, while her grandmother carried out the cruel deeds.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Angela M. Bingham

Angela M. Bingham was arrested Tuesday, September 27, 2016, after police said she confessed to killing her 3-year-old grandson, Rilan M. Everett, more than a week ago. She's charged with first-degree murder, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier. Bingham is being held at the Baylor Women's Correctional Institution. Bail is set at $1,000,000 cash.

About 8:38 a.m. Tuesday, state troopers and Kent County Paramedics responded to a home in the first block of Skinner Lane after Bingham called 911. Bingham left the house during the 911 call and was found walking near Reeves Crossing and South Du Pont Highway She was detained by a Felton Police officer. Paramedics and troopers then entered the home and found a child's body in a bedroom in a state of decomposition.

Court records revealed that Bingham confessed to suffocating her grandson on Sunday, Sept. 18 with a washcloth while he lay in bed. The young boy, who was awake, struggled as she held the cloth over his mouth and nose. She removed the washcloth when the boy no longer struggled, according to court records.

Bingham told authorities she stuffed towels around the bedroom door and burned incense to mask the smell of her grandson's decomposing body. Bingham said she had her grandson because her daughter left to be with a boyfriend.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and removed the boy from the scene to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Patricia Flores

A Haltom City, Texas, grandmother, Patricia Flores, is accused of injuring her 2-year-old grandson. Authorities said that she was caring for Lyfe Flores when the toddler was left by himself in a bathroom with hot running water. While the alleged incident took place on March 24, 2016, officials stated that Flores, 48, waited six days before seeking any medical treatment for the burns. Police were called to her residence on March 30 and only then found the injured boy.

Lyfe was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, and then to Parkland Hospital in Dallas; however, the child died from his wounds. Authorities said that the lack of medical treatment led to an infection that may have contributed to the toddler’s passing. Flores faces a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, with a $75,000 bond.