Texas Mom Admits To Killing Two Of Her Kids & Burying Them Under Neighbor’s House & More Crime Stories!

Sheborah Tomas [Fox 26]

These are the crime stories making headlines today, August 15, 2016 …

  • A Texas mom has been charged with murder after her kids’s bodes were found under a neighbor’s house. Sheborah Tomas, 30, told Houston police that she killed her seven-year-old daughter and five-year-old son. According to Houston police spokesman Kese Smith, it appeared that Tomas drowned her children in the bathtub before burying them under her neighbor’s house. The neighbors were apparently unaware of the horrific crime. Tomas also has a 12-year-old son who is unharmed, and police say the motive for the murders remains unclear. [ABC News/Fox 26 Houston]

  • A seven-month old baby died in the parking lot of a Texas Walmart after being left in a hot car.

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    Police in Helotes, Texas, said that the baby’s father, a Walmart employee, forgot to take the baby to daycare before he started his shift at 6:15 A.M. When he returned to his car that afternoon, he discovered his child’s body. The devastated father was “shaken” but cooperative, police say, and is not expected to face charges. The child’s hot-car death is the sixth one in Texas this year, according to NoHeatStroke.org. [ABC 12]

  • You may be able to commit a murder in Yellowstone National Park and get away with it. Yellowstone is a national park, which means that it falls under federal jurisdiction.  But while Article III of the Constitution requires criminal trials to be held in the state where the crime was committed, the Sixth Amendment entitles a defendant of a federal crime the right to a trial by jury from the state and district it was committed in. Yellowstone Park stretches across parts of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, yet Congress puts the entirety of the park under Wyoming’s federal district. A full 50 miles of the park are technically outside of Wyoming state lines. [Nerdist]
  • Five people were killed in Milwaukee shootings. The men, all between the ages of 21 and 36, were killed in three separate shootings that stretched between a nine-hour period from 6 P.M. Friday to 3 A.M. Saturday. The police have released neither the names of the victims nor a motives for the shootings. “We had a horrible night,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said on Saturday. “It happens way too often. It happens because there are too many guns; it happens because there are too many people who don’t know how to solve their problems without resorting to violence. It happens because there drugs in this community, and it happens because the gun laws are too lax in this state right now.” [Journal-Sentinel]
  • A cigarette thief bit a Walgreens clerk during a violent robbery gone wrong in Miami, Florida. According to detectives, a man and two women started shoving cartons of cigarettes inside one of the women’s purses at the Walgreens on South Dixie Highway. When a clerk confronted them and told them to stop, all hell broke loose. The suspects became enraged and started throwing merchandise at him —and one woman bit the clerk’s finger in an attempt to escape. The store manager jumped in to help and was also punched in the face and shoved. The three suspects, all around age 30, were captured on camera and police encourage anyone with information to contact Miami Police Department’s Robbery Unit. [Miami Herald]
  • A daughter has admitted that she lied about being raped by her father after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. The girl confessed in court that she had fabricated the entire story, when her father’s lawyer, Cathy McCullough, quizzed her on the striking similarities between her story and the bestselling E.L. James novel. McCullough wrote on her blog that the girl admitted that “she had made the whole thing up because she was angry at her father and wanted to teach him a lesson.” Her father was cleared of eight counts of incestuous rape over a six-year period. [Daily Mail Online]
  • An officer in Ohio helped a seven-year-old boy who was trying to sell his teddy bear for food. Officer Steve Dunham saw a boy wandering the streets alone, and told WLWT, “It broke my heart. He told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food, because he hadn’t eaten in several days.” Dunham bought the child food from Subway and brought him back to the Franklin police department. When officers went to the boy’s home, they found four brothers in a home full of garbage, cat urine, and liquor bottles. The boy’s parents have been charged with 10 counts of child endangerment. Police say the boys are now staying with family members. [WLWT 5]

Main photo: Sheborah Tomas [Fox 26] 


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