Bad people, doing bad stuff, everywhere. What follows is a quick list of current true crime headlines of interest.
* Christian School Principal Charged with Rape — Mark Evan Brown, age 37, has been charged with one count of third-degree rape. During Brown’s 3-year tenure as the principal of Highland Christian School, he allegedly exchanged texts and phone calls with a 14-year-old female student. Brown may have even prodded the girl into running away from home. When she did run away on June 12 this year, Brown allegedly set her up in a little room at the school, complete with a bed and television. Ever the good Christian role model, police say Brown then provided the girl with alcohol and some old-fashioned molestation. Court papers indicate the girl tried to protect Brown until this week, when she finally gave him up.[KING5.com]
* Don’t Ask Christian Bale For Money — The source of the alleged dust-up earlier this week that led to Dark Knight star Christian Bale spending several hours with the London Metropolitan Police may have been a request for money. A report out of London states that Bale’s sister Sharon asked for $200,000. He refused the loan, his mama Jenny started talking smack about Bale’s wife, and the 34-year-old actor allegedly went ballistic. [NYDN]
Over a year ago a pretty young thing named Kelsey Smith vanished from a department store in Overland Park, KS. She’d only just graduated from high school. She was just running into the store on an errand, on her way somewhere else.
She ran into a creep named Edwin Hall. He was arrested on June 6, 2007, 4 days after Kelsey vanished. Investigators found Kelsey’s body that day by Longview Lake in Jackson County, MO.
Today, in a Johnson County, KS courtroom, Edwin Hall unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all the charges against him: murder, rape, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated criminal sodomy.
Casey Marie Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez, says there’s been a ‘credible’ sighting of missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony. Caylee’s grandmother confirmed the tip. According to Cindy Anthony the tip came in a voicemail from an Orlando woman. Anthony says she returned the woman’s call.
The tipster said she was on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta when she saw Caylee. The child appeared to be accompanied by an older woman. The tipster spoke to both the toddler and the older woman, and the little one actually gave her name, pronouncing her last name just as Caylee supposedly does, leaving out the “h” — ‘Antony.’
The tipster’s neat little story continued: the little girl gave her age as 3. Caylee Anthony is nearly 3 years old.
So — a missing child is with a mysterious older woman on a flight out of Orlando. Her companion allows her to talk to a stranger, and apparently sits idly by as the little girl gives her correct name and age. Oh, and the little girl doesn’t pronounce her “th” properly. Right. Lord knows there isn’t another 2-year-old on earth who mispronounces her name.
Yesterday, a sadly realistic assessment of what may have happened to Caylee came out in a bail hearing for Casey Anthony.
That kooky ex-cop Drew Peterson, he of the missing and mysteriously dead wives, can’t seem to stop running his mouth. According to a report published today in the Chicago Sun-Times, a couple of Peterson’s friends wore wires over the course of the last 7 months, and they caught him talking out of school quite a bit.
Because you know, that’s what cocky, psychopathic sons-a-bitches do when they think they’ll never get caught. More after the jump.
According to his mother and sister, current Batman star and former American Psycho star Christian Bale went a little psycho for real on Sunday, July 20, and assaulted them both at the Dorchester Hotel in Hampshire, UK.
The 34-year-old actor’s mother Jenny and sister Sharon reported Bale to the Hampshire police and that department punted to London’s Metropolitan Police.
Bale essentially made an appointment with the cops for Tuesday morning. Then he attended the premiere of his new film, the already-phenomenally popular The Dark Knight.
Bale was in custody for a while on Tuesday as police questioned him about the incident.
[Sky News, London Telegraph.]
“I did it. I can’t believe it. I did it.”
Those were the first words 18-year-old Eric Tavulares said to police when they arrived. It was just after 3 a.m. on July 19, and officers were responding to a call at 2465 N. Frederick Ave. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The responding officer walked Tavulares into the kitchen at the residence and questioned him. What had he done, after all?
Tavulares said, “I killed her.”
So here’s what Casey Marie Anthony told the cops in Orange County, Florida about her missing daughter Caylee, age 2. She said that on June 9th, she left her toddler with a friend named Zenaida Gonzalez, who lived at The Sawgrass Apartments in Orlando.
According to a media advisory released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. on July 16, Casey Anthony then “lost contact” with her babysitter. She also lost contact with her daughter…