Man strangled wife in hospital because he couldn’t afford medical bills

INDEPENDENCE, MO – A man from Missouri is now facing charges of second-degree murder after allegedly strangling his wife while she was in a hospital bed. The announcement was made by Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor. Court documents reveal that the man, Ronnie Wiggs, confessed to law enforcement that he was responsible for the death of his wife. She had been admitted to the hospital for the installation of a new port for …

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Woman dragged underneath car for two blocks during violent hit-and-run shooting

ST. LOUIS, MO – Ellie Bentley, a 22-year-old British national who relocated to the United States, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run shooting incident in Missouri. Bentley, who moved to the US following her ex-boyfriend, professional footballer Indiana Vassilev, was caught in a drive-by shooting in St. Louis. According to The Sun, Bentley was hit by a car and dragged for two blocks during the late-night shooting incident that happened last month. Bentley relocated to …

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Man fatally shoots his own mom thinking she was an intruder

OLIVETTE, MO – A man from Missouri is facing charges after allegedly shooting his own mother, mistaking her for an intruder. The 25-year-old defendant, Jaylen Johnson, from the St. Louis suburb of Olivette, fatally shot his mother around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday as she attempted to enter their residence through the back door. Monica McNichols-Johnson, 56, was declared dead on the scene despite receiving immediate attention from Johnson’s girlfriend and paramedics that came afterward, according …

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High school girl in critical condition after violent brawl

ST. LOUIS, MO – A high school girl from Missouri is fighting for her life in a local hospital after a brutal altercation near her school, Hazelwood East High School. The teenage suspect, who allegedly caused her injuries, has been taken into custody. The incident unfolded on Friday when St. Louis County Police Department officers were dispatched to a reported fight near the high school. Upon arrival, they discovered a young female with a severe …

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An officer, a court worker, and two others were shot during an eviction notice

INDEPENDENCE, MO – A tragic scene unfolded in Independence, Missouri, on Thursday as a police officer and a court worker were fatally shot, and two other officers were injured. The incident occurred while the officers were assisting in serving an eviction notice at a residence in Jackson County. The Independence Police Department identified the deceased officer as 35-year-old Cody Allen. According to Police Chief Adam Dustman, Allen and two other officers responded to reports of …

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Two officers attacked with a knife, suspect shot and killed

SEDALIA, MO – A fatal shooting involving police officers occurred in the western Missouri town of Sedalia, resulting in the death of a knife-armed suspect and leaving two officers injured, according to investigative reports. The incident, which took place on Saturday night, began with a disturbance call that led Sedalia officers to encounter an armed individual. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, who are conducting the investigation at the request of Sedalia’s police chief, identified the …

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Three friends found frozen to death in backyard after watching football game

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Missouri man, identified as Jordan Willis, has been left puzzled over the mysterious deaths of three men in the backyard of his rental property. Willis’s attorney, John Picerno, stated that Willis was totally uncertain about how his friends died and eagerly awaits the findings of the autopsy and toxicology report. On January 7, after the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the three friends visited Willis’s residence. …

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Second woman found dead at firefighter’s house

ST. LOUIS, MO – A seemingly sudden death of a Missouri doctor is being investigated following her unexpected demise at her fiancé’s residence. The event is particularly unusual as another woman was found dead at the same man’s house over three years ago. Dr. Sarah Sweeney was found lifeless at a house in Westwood, St. Louis on January 13 with no obvious signs of trauma. While the Frontenac Police Department awaits autopsy results, investigators are …

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Art teacher filmed making poison drinks

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – An art teacher from Missouri finds herself on the wrong side of the law, accused of attempting to poison her husband, as revealed in court documents. Sarah Scheffer, 37, is facing charges of first-degree attempted murder and armed criminal action, following a felony complaint in Cole County Circuit Court on Wednesday. The husband, who remains unnamed, reported experiencing severe symptoms like extreme fatigue, confusion, blurred vision, dry mouth, and nausea on …

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Business dispute leads to murder-for-hire plot

SIKESTON, MO – Legal troubles are mounting for Ben Patrick Mullavey, a 64-year-old Illinois resident, who stands accused of orchestrating a murder plot against his former business ally in Florida. The weapon of choice? A crossbow and arrow, law enforcement sources reveal. Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri have disclosed that Mullavey was prepared to shell out as much as $10,000 to see his ex-partner dead. The motive behind …

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