Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Why was a child reportedly playing with matches charged with arson? One reason has to do with the developmentally disabled adults he put at risk. But there's also psychology a nationally recognized expert understands all too well. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Police say they arrived at the store to find smoke from a rack of clothes in flames, panicked customers fleeing the building and Maldonado-Tapia's knife at a six year old's throat. What caused his epic freak-out? Westword has the story.
A man who said he was upset because his stepfather's "life was too perfect" took steps to rectify the situation -- crazy, cruel steps. He killed the family dog and then, as he was taunting the stepfather on the phone, set fire to his mother's home. Houston Press has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Kramer and his wife were breaking up when he invited her new boyfriend to a nearby park, so he could murder him and then "probably" go to jail. But before then, he decided to have a little fashion barbecue. Westword has the story.