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Girl, 15, charged with killing her father to protect her mother from abuse

Bresha Meadows

Bresha Meadows

Johnathan Meadows lay sleeping in the early hours of July 28, 2016, when his 14-year-old daughter, Bresha, allegedly shot him in the head with his own .45 caliber gun.

“Now mommy, you’re free,” Bresha said to her mother, Brandi.

Brandi had endured years of abuse from Johnathan, she said. Her husband would get drunk and menace the family with a gun.

“I wasn’t strong enough to leave,” she told Fox8, calling her daughter a “hero.”

Supporters pack courtroom where teen girl, 15, is charged with killing her father to protect her mother after ‘years of abuse,’ on DailyMail.co.uk.

 

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17-year-old girl allegedly lures teenagers to a robbery that turns into murder

Sheahonni Davis

Sheahonni Davis (Syracuse Police Dept.)

Sheahonni Davis, 17, of Syracuse, New York, allegedly lured two teenage brothers to a meeting last Tuesday.

Davis and two friends, Toriano Newson and Curtis Paige III, planned to rob the boys, according to authorities. The robbery went bad and the boys, Daniel Diaz-Marrero and Ismael Diaz Marrero, were shot dead.

Girl, 17, lured two teenage brothers to a daylight robbery where they were shot dead, say prosecutors, on DailyMail.co.uk.

 

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Kelly Cochran, possible serial killer, awaits trial in Michigan

Kelly Cochran

Kelly Cochran

Kelly Cochran, of Caspian, Michigan, began an affair with a co-worker, Chris Regan. But when Kelly’s husband, Jason Cochran, found out, he was furious, and threatened to kill Regan.

Instead, the Cochrans allegedly hatched a plot to kill Regan together. Then they dismembered his body.

But Kelly Cochran was angry, and 16 months later, she allegedly killed her husband, making the death look like a heroin overdose.

Kelly told a police detective that she wouldn’t lose sleep over her husband’s death. “You feel (emotion),” she said, according to DetroitNews.com, “and I can’t.”

Killings may go beyond U.P. woman’s husband, lover, on DetroitNews.com.

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After 10 years of abuse, New Jersey woman is found dead; police search for her husband

jeremiah-monell

Jeremiah Monell is wanted for allegedly killing his wife.

State Police are searching for Jeremiah Monell, 32, of Commercial Township in southern New Jersey, who allegedly killed his wife.

Tara O’Shea-Watson, 35, endured 10 years of beatings and abuse, friends and relatives say in an article in the Press of Atlantic City.

Monell would “freak out” on his wife if she talked to family members, the victim’s friend said. Over the past few months, according to the friend, O’Shea-Watson finally decided to enforce a restraining order and filed for divorce.

She was found unconscious and unresponsive in her home Monday morning.

State Police continue to search woods for Commercial Township murder suspect, on PressOfAtlanticCity.com.

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Mixed feelings about a sociopathic father at the end of his life

The author's father. (Pinterest)

The author’s father. (Pinterest)

In this article for MarieClaire.com, Christina Wallace writes about leaving her sociopathic father behind — and then dealing with conflicting emotions and obligations at the end of his life.

My father was an abusive sociopath, and I was the only one he had left, on MarieClaire.com.

Story link provided by a Lovefraud reader.

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Patrick Giblin, who scammed 132 women, is charged with more crimes

Patrick M. Giblin

Patrick M. Giblin

Lovefraud has been following the case of con man Patrick Giblin for years.

Between 2000 until 2005, Giblin, of Ventnor, New Jersey, defrauded 132 women out of a total of $320,241 — and blew the money in Atlantic City casinos.

He was sentenced to 115 months in prison. He was released on probation — and went right back to scamming women. So after finishing his prior sentence, he has just been charged again with the additional crimes.

New Jersey con man charged with using dating services to scam women, on philly.com

Read the Patrick Giblin case on True Lovefraud Stories:

Patrick Giblin trolls phone dating lines, taking money from 132 women

 

 

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Coping with Stalking: How to overcome fear and fight back

Lovefraud Continuing Education webinar
Coping with Stalking: How to overcome fear and fight back — strategies from a woman who’s done it
Presented by Vicki Kuper
Monday, August 29, 2016 • 8-9 p.m. Eastern
More info

Someone won’t leave you alone. This person follows you, calls or texts constantly, shows up at your home or workplace, sends you unwanted gifts, or threatens you. As a result, you feel vulnerable, unsafe, anxious, stressed and afraid. You are being stalked.

Vicki Kuper knows exactly what you’re going through. She lived it. The man who stalked her called her 1,200 times — in one month. That’s an average of 400 times per day. Authorities issued a No Contact order — but the man was charged with violating it 24 times. Vicki, however, refused to live her life in fear. She took steps to protect herself and her family. Even though some cops and prosecutors didn’t want to get involved, she pushed the legal system to intervene.


How a sociopath can gaslight an entire circle of friends

Gaslight

Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman in “Gaslight.”

In an article on Yahoo, a woman describes all sorts of weirdness among her circle of friends. At the center of the weirdness was a man who caused his wife to have a meltdown. This man later admitted that he was prone to fits of violence towards people and animals, and didn’t feel any remorse about it.

The author wrote:

This revelation made me look back at everything with a keener eye. I finally connected the dots to see that he manipulated his wife all of these years, thus painting a picture of her as being ditzy, disorganized, and paranoid in order to control her life, as well as the relationships she was forming with everyone around her.

The story is an interesting look at how manipulation can ripple through an entire group of people.

Las Vegas man chases his wife; shoots her, their three kids, and himself

Dej-Oudom family

Dej-Oudom family in a photo from 2012. (Facebook)

Phoukeo Dej-Oudom fled for her life, running down Lake Mead Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, as her husband chased her in a black Mercedes.

A driver picked her up, but her husband, Jason Hagan Dej-Oudom, pulled her out of the car. She managed to escaped again, but her husband shot her in a Walgreen’s parking lot.

Police found the Mercedes outside of a nearby condominium. They went into the home, and found three children and their father dead. He had killed the three kids and then himself.

Las Vegas man killed wife, 3 children, self with gunshot wounds to head, on ReviewJournal.com.

Witnesses talk about incident involving deaths of mom, 3 kids, on KTNV.com.

 

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When Katherine Morris, 22, died suddenly, police ruled it suicide, but her mother continues to investigate

 

Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris

Four years ago, Katherine Morris, a young woman who was two weeks away from graduating from the University of Maryland, died suddenly.

The police said the death was suicide. Her mother, Rev. Marguerite Morris isn’t so sure — and she is still working to uncover the truth.

Katherine Morris was married to a soldier, Isaac Goodwin. But her mother contends that the marriage was a sham, that Goodwin married just to defraud the government of Basic Allowance for Housing pay, and he was never held accountable. In fact, Goodwin received a $100,000 insurance payout for Katherine’s death.

Lovefraud wrote about this tragic story previously. You can see it here:

Army Specialist Isaac Goodwin allegedly marries for money, and his wife commits suicide

Rev. Morris continues to investigate the circumstances of her daughter’s death. She believes investigations by the police and the military were flawed, and her daughter may have been the target of foul play.