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Donovan Lamar Haynes plead no-contest to a second-degree murder charge in June. He was sentenced Monday in the death of Ti’Airra Woodward, 2. (Patch file photo)
Elma Granata July 22, 2014 at 10:00 am
Punishment did not fit the crime. He should be executed because he committed the crime withRead More premeditation, viciousness and intent to torture. Poor child died at the hands of her own father that is unforgivable.
Wyoming police said Monday that Charles Oppenneer was decapitated and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Brooke Slocum, was strangled after being held for several days. (Photo: Facebook)
junedcoffman July 22, 2014 at 03:49 am
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markrpope July 22, 2014 at 01:27 pm
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Steven Utash, pictured with his three children, is unable to drive or work as a result of injuries sustained when he was kicked and hit by a mob on April 2. (Photo: GoFundMe.com)
Mike G July 22, 2014 at 02:28 pm
OK face it. Almost all of Detroit is ghetto baby-making thugs. I live and work in the burbs andRead More still, almost all the Crimes that occur even here are caused by African American males or females. Yeah I'm gonna get a lot of comments from that statement but you know its true.The women need to stop having babies after 1 kid and the men need to keep it their pants. Every AA woman you see is a single mother, with 5 kids from 5 different men. Theirs is a culture we've been taught to tolerate or else be accused as a racist.
Janet Lawless July 22, 2014 at 04:45 pm
no, I don't think that justice was served. Mr. uta sh has serious injuries and the crime was one ofRead More prejudice.
joepolite1948 July 22, 2014 at 08:32 pm
Will mike Duggan the mayor of detroit be re elected? It don't look like detroit will ever turnRead More around at the rate things are going. God help them all. !
Surveillance photos show the suspects in a rash of pick-pocketing crimes across the state. (Screenshot: WXYZ video)
Joseph Borrajo July 20, 2014 at 05:58 pm
Pick-pockets come in a variety package- everything from politicians milking the taxpayer withRead More kickbacks, to charlatans leading a religious service and stealing the goodwill of people to enrich themselves. P3
francesvhay July 20, 2014 at 06:47 pm
my roomate's step-mother makes $64 every hour on the computer . She has been laid off for 8 monthsRead More but last month her check was $17391 just working on the computer for a few hours. visit this website ....................... www.jobs333.com
Michael Ritenour July 20, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Patch: "pick-pockets", not "pick-pocketers". C'mon.
A traveler who was detained at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport earlier this month claimed he had been told to conceal a folding knife in his shoe to avoid detection by TSA screeners. (Photo: Wikipedia.org)
katrinawblack July 19, 2014 at 03:29 pm
my best friend's half-sister makes $68 /hour on the internet . She has been unemployed for sixRead More months but last month her pay was $16213 just working on the internet for a few hours. visit site ................ www.jobs333.com
cranker July 20, 2014 at 10:48 am
da, put the knife in your luggage, case closed
francesvhay July 20, 2014 at 06:47 pm
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Police haven’t said how Brooke Slocum, 18, and her boyfriend, Charles Gerard Oppenneer, 25, were killed. Slocum was eight months pregnant and police are calling the case a triple homicide. (Photo: Facebook)
katrinawblack July 19, 2014 at 03:29 pm
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Latrez Cumming, 19, speaking to WDIV, Channel 4, after posting bond, was sentenced in Wayne County Circuit Court Thursday. (Screenshot: WDIV)
Dale Behler July 18, 2014 at 07:49 am
I think the real story here is that the judge went too light in sentencing the defendant because heRead More excused his violent crime on not having a father figure in his life. Another out of touch judge who fails to do his job in handing out justice because of his goody-two-shoes social agenda. Where do we get these weakling judges who ignore the victim's pain and suffering in favor of over emphasis on the criminal's poor upbringing? More violent crime is the unintended consequence of soft love judges like him.
MoJo July 18, 2014 at 11:54 am
while the judge overseeing the case said the defendant needs “someone to beat the hell out ofRead More you when you made a mistake.” Uh.....not sure if the judge is aware, but it's about 99% likely that that's EXACTLY what happened to the defendant his whole life, and that's why he's now the monster he is. Not excusing his behavior in any way, and as far as I'm concerned he can rot in jail for the rest of his life. But until we start addressing the causes of violent crime instead of just punishing after the fact, we'll continue to see things like this happen. I'd be willing to bet Mr. Utash's family would much prefer that this whole thing had been prevented rather than taking satisfaction in any punishment that the perpetrators might be sentenced to.
Dale Behler July 18, 2014 at 08:14 pm
MoJo....I can't dispute what you say. But in a lot of cases, upbringing and social conditions areRead More used as a convenient excuse for violent behavior. Movies, video games and TV programming also promote our culture of violence. That aspect of the problem is ignored. Maybe need to cut foreign aid and apply some of those billions to help our own folks here at home.
A Michigan woman is expected to recover after she accidentally shot herself in the face with a loaded shotgun during a family disturbance. (Patch file photo)
Nadja Adolf July 17, 2014 at 02:35 pm
Ignore the Harvard Study - they try to pussyfoot around the number of deliberate self-harm incidentsRead More and make the bogus assumption that the suicides wouldn't happen without firearms; I can assure everyone that yes, they do continue to happen. Diving off the Golden Gate is very popular here in the Bay Area, along with hanging one's self and diving off of freeway overpasses.
Glenn Spoman July 18, 2014 at 11:50 am
the only thing she proved was how stupid she is - shot guns almost always go off when the butt isRead More slam against a hard obstacle because the trigger usually goes towards the same direction of the impact , towards the butt of the gun - what a stupid thing to do - whats it take ? less than 7 lbs of pressure to pull a trigger
Garry G Brigolin July 22, 2014 at 08:15 pm
How about some statistics from the NRA to equally support the other sides opinions. more liberalRead More only reporting, hmmmmmm?
WXYZ, Channel 7, reporter Jonathan Carlson knocked repeatedly at an 88-year-old crime victim's door and tried to coax him outside. When he emerged from the house, he reportedly had a gun and fired one shot. (Screenshot: WXYZ video)
Gloria Dulin July 15, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Anyone can identify themselves as a news reporter. They should have left the area immediately whenRead More he did not answer the door. Repeatedly knocking is harassment.
lindamconley July 15, 2014 at 02:59 pm
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Ramsey Fakhouri, 22, was sentenced on charges that he and a friend drove from Michigan to Illinois on Valentine’s Day to rob an ATM at a bank where his girlfriend worked so he could buy her an engagement ring. (Photo: Highland, IL, Police)
McGurk July 15, 2014 at 08:51 pm
Dale: Silly boy, the title of the article merely states the fact that the accused attended a bibleRead More college in Indiana. Nothing about his religion; if any. Only attendance. Do try to be attentive, before you,(again), post falsely.
zenia July 16, 2014 at 12:16 am
What a dummy...if I was the girl I would NEVER speak to him again, ever...he could easily haveRead More gotten her arrested & charged b/c she innocently revealed details about her job duties...trust is something a relationship is supposed to be built upon & not using that trusted information to commit an illegal act.
sophia July 18, 2014 at 09:21 pm
DEPORT
A seven-hour search for a 5-year-old Port Huron boy came to a heartbreaking conclusion when he was found dead inside a neighbor's hot car. (Screenshot: WDIV, Channel 4, video)
Alice A. Kulek July 13, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Don't feel sorry for me, keep your sorrow for the dead child. I am very fortunate that my husbandRead More and I are good parents and did not roll over and go back to sleep while our kids were up playing...and then get outside. WTH? There were 2 people and neither one if them could drag themselves out of bed for their kid? Give me a break. Yes, this was horrible...for the child. . He baked to death. If you lay in bed when your child is unsupervised, someone should be looking out for you. I will stand as an advocate fir the children and you can defend and stand by the parents responsible for his death. Sad!!!!
Alice A. Kulek July 13, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Don't feel sorry for me, keep your sorrow for the dead child. I am very fortunate that my husbandRead More and I are good parents and did not roll over and go back to sleep while our kids were up playing...and then get outside. WTH? There were 2 people and neither one of them could drag themselves out of bed for their kid? Give me a break. Yes, this was horrible...for the child. He is the victim. He baked to death. If you lay in bed when your child is unsupervised, someone should be looking out for you. I will stand as an advocate for the child and you can defend and stand by the parents responsible for his death. Sad!!!!
michelle July 15, 2014 at 10:11 am
Wow, I love all the perfect people. When my son was little he would get out of bed and go watchRead More cartoons in the morning before we even got up. We didn't know when he was going to get up and he didn't wake us. We did know he like to watch cartoons so we would set the TV to that when we went to bed. When we did get up he was sitting there watching the TV and nibbling on cereal. He is 14 now and perfectly healthy, smart and independent. He didn't need me to watch him EVERY single second. I mean what do you parents do when you have to go to the bathroom? Are you up when the kids go to bed and as soon as they get up in the morning? The kids are never up before you? If they are do you handcuff them to the bed or lock them in a padded room so they can't possibly get into anything? This was a very unfortunate accident. I didn't see anywhere that it said the child was outside when they woke up. My understanding was that he was playing inside and they thought he was safe. Maybe they should have made sure the doors to get out were more secure (if there was a habit of him going out on his own). Maybe because of his special needs his parents did have to watch him better; I don't pretend to know their situation and their child. I just know in my own case, my son was ok being up while I still slept. He was so quiet I didn't even know he was up. If he needed something he would wake me. This doesn't make me a bad parent. When my son was 2 I was working full time and finishing my college degree. I didn't get very much sleep and was very tired. I'm sure the parents feel terrible and what happened is terrible and they have to live with this. I'm not saying there wasn't anything they could have done. We don't know if this child had a history of sneaking out like that or if he was always playing within sight. Maybe this was a one time, freak accident. Unless you are perfect you don't need to bash others. I'm ok with my parenting style. Maybe you think I am too lax but my child does pretty well and always has. He even made me hot (oh my gosh he could burn himself) soup the other day when I was sick. I'm there if he needs me and he has rules but I'm not hovering over him all of the time either.
The Michigan Department of Human Services is petitioning for the removal of parental rights for Charlie Bothuell V and Monique Dillard-Bothuell, alleging they abused Charlie Bothuell IV and locked him in a basement for 11 days. (Detroit Police photo)
Robert July 11, 2014 at 01:43 pm
These are clearly unfit parents who have severe mental issues. This is a wonderful young man whoRead More deserves to be loved and cared for. Although I don't like to see families torn apart this boy has no future with these monsters.
Luther's Fan July 15, 2014 at 07:55 am
"The petition also details grueling workouts at dawn and in the evening that included 100Read More push-ups and 100 jumping jacks, twice the number of situps, 25 arm curls per arm with a 25-pound weight, and 5,000 revolutions an elliptical trainer." Sounds like a good start to a daily ritual for the parents followed by a nice beating. But alas, 'if' they go to prison, they'll enjoy 3 squares daily, television and movies, exercise rooms, medical and dental care.... Ridiculous actually, and the reason thugs don't mind prison.
Lakshminivasa Nerusu, shown here during his trial last month, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the brutal slayings of his family in 2008. (Screenshot: WXYZ video)
Dusty July 10, 2014 at 03:30 pm
"Nerusu, an unemployed software who was..." An unemployed software?
Mr Rogers July 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm
I'm sure he is going to have a fun time in prison. He's going to end up like Jeffrey Dahmer. I'dRead More give him about a year.
James Davis, shown with his attorney at his sentencing in Wayne County Circuit Court, apologized to the family of Steven Utash and society in general. (Screenshot: WJBK video)
gregg phillips July 11, 2014 at 08:12 am
just a year? come on judge these career criminals are violent offenders? let see what your sentenceRead More would be if it was your mother that was beaten like that.......you have enabled a culture to continue with its unmitigated behavior
Mr Rogers July 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm
Unbelieveable! Who is this Judge Callahan, anyway? He ought to be recalled or impeached or whateverRead More it us they do to get rid of a lousy judge.
Frank Burns July 16, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Bring back public hangings. And not the kind where the neck is broken, but where they are slowlyRead More strangulated.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has amended charges to second-degree murder against Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36. (Patch file photo)
joe smoe July 10, 2014 at 04:28 am
l went to Fordson High School in Dearborn. Most every single Arab, and that is what those stinkingRead More bastards are, were pricks. The camel jockeys were forever looking for a fight, as if they had something to prove. Take your life sentence and have fun with that.
joe smoe July 10, 2014 at 04:31 am
The Chaldeans were non-Arabs and Christians. They were the very nice people. People welcomed intoRead More the country, community.
Joseph Borrajo July 10, 2014 at 07:46 am
Your racist rant clearly identifies you for what and who you are, a small, angry and unhappy manRead More looking for consolation in a life filled with disappointments and failure. Seek help. P3
A traveler was detained at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Sunday after TSA screeners found a knife "artfully concealed" in his shoe. (Photo: Wikipedia.org)
Richard Cranium July 8, 2014 at 09:21 pm
Bundy lost the court battle to FREE use of federal land. He lost the appeals then threatened a gunRead More battle to keep freeloading. Yep real American hero.
Lee Jacobsen July 9, 2014 at 04:32 am
One item that , to my surprise, has always been approved, at least when I have flown to Europe andRead More Alaska, was a 6 ft tape measure. This was a favorite garroting tool in the James Bond early films, very sharp metal, a quick loop around the neck, the victim is dispatched. Now I suppose they will be looking for it.... What they should do , if they are serious about security, is to do as Israel does, check all baggage before it even gets into the airport terminal. What a nice crowded place to cause mischief.....And for sure do profiling.... where do the majority of terrorists come from?? Norway? Sweden?? Finland??
Robert July 9, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Sue Don't give us your holier than thou crap. You know it's the truth. If this had been a whiteRead More guy, or even some who attended a Christian church regularly his name would be plastered all over the news within minutes of his arrest.
John Bieniewicz, 44, of Westland, shown here with his two sons, was declared legally dead Tuesday of injuries sustained in an attack in a soccer match he was officiating. His organs will be harvested. (Photo: JohnBieniewicz.com)
Michael D. Albano July 4, 2014 at 09:58 am
Supposedly executing a murderer does not lower crime statistics. However, executing a murderer doesRead More guarantee the safety of society knowing that the executed murderer will never, ever murder anyone again. I say "Hang 'Em High".
JohnnyMass July 7, 2014 at 11:48 pm
Soccer sucks, and a lot of its fans are ignorant swine.
SCSLifer July 8, 2014 at 09:02 am
Ummmm, that's RIDICULOUS and STUPID. Thank you and have a nice day :-)
John Bieniewicz, 44, of Westland is pictured with his two sons, who were left fatherless with Bieniewicz's death of injuries sustained in an assault Sunday at a soccer game he was officiating. (Photo: JohnBieniewiczMemorial.com)
Richard Lewandowski July 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm
Saad will skip the country the first chance he gets
Shellie July 3, 2014 at 09:37 am
my heart goes out to those kids
Michael July 5, 2014 at 08:32 pm
How come we were not given all the facts on this case? This guy is a terrorist. Tell us about theRead More name of his team. Are you guys being biased? This guy is Taliban military.
A man who charged a police cruiser, landed on the hood and bounced off the windshield said he was from the Planet Zoltron. Authorities suspect he was under the influence of mind-altering drugs. (Screenshot: Muskegon County Sheriff's dash cam video)
Gerry X June 27, 2014 at 10:26 am
There appears to be no good reason to use a stun gun on that guy. He was on his knees with his handsRead More behind his head before the cops even got out of their cars...
Racer Boy July 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm
They didn't USE the stun gun...just had it drawn as a sensible and necessary precaution.
Charlie Bothuell V, 12, was discovered alive and well Wednesday behind a makeshift barrier in the basement of a home police had searched three times before. (Photo: Detroit Police)
Ken Weir June 27, 2014 at 03:01 pm
I'm on the fence about the father's reaction. I don't have children but I believe my initial gutRead More would be to jump out of my seat to go and see my son. However if I'm in shock because I've been told that my son is probably dead, I may stutter and be frozen for a moment. The other details are very disturbing. The pipe that is used for discipline, the blood in the bedroom, the step mom failing the lie detector test and the fact that someone has been feeding the boy. He is a good looking kid and the news reports say that he is very bright. I'm glad they found the kid and I hope his parents were not abusing him. Overall it does not look good for the parents. Nancy Grace is so slimy, bleh.
Donna Smith June 27, 2014 at 04:35 pm
I watched the 3 minute segment again and I am even more disgusted by how she handled this. What IRead More didn't catch the first time was that she told the father that his son was found alive BEFORE the reports were confirmed, that her people were trying to confirm the reports but she told him anyway. I find that to be extremely vile. What if the reports were wrong? Thankfully the boy was found alive. There are way too many cases of missing kids who are never found.
RON Ostrodamus June 29, 2014 at 05:57 pm
Did anyone notice that the police brought in a "cadaver dog" who found nothing asRead More obviously this canine's training is very specific. Maybe a dog that is trained to sniff out missing people from an article of clothing, or one used to locate fleeing suspects would have been a better idea. You would think the FBI could figure that one out. Another bungle in the jungle. Don't get me started on the media.
Federal authorities found a "bondage kit" that included handcuffs, duct tape, rope and other items in a storage locker rented by former Christian radio broadcaster John Balyo. (Photo: WCSG/Cornerstone University)
Daffy Noodnicks June 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Luther's Fan: all of that being as it may, whatever a persons religious beliefs, equating childRead More molestation with being gay is a reprehensible slander. Bearing false witness in Biblical terms, which is a pretty big "Thou shalt not."
McGurk June 29, 2014 at 03:00 pm
LF: Seven plus denominations in a little over fifty years on this mudball? Why bother?
McGurk June 29, 2014 at 05:25 pm
Dale: Deleting my comments does not raise your soul. Why bother?
A Roseville animal shelter is caring for 35 cats rescued from a Detroit home, where 60 others were found dead. (Patch file photo)
Lauren Melcher June 24, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Melanie Wittner of Hopeful Hearts rescue and Laura Releasethehounds Lauer of Mutts Of Motown rescueRead More were two of the heroes who helped remove the live cats and are caring for them, among others. This was Heaven Will Wait cat rescue. This is what people who turned their animals over to this woman sent their animals into. If you are going to surrender your pet to a rescue group, ask to see where they will be housed. If they refuse, then move on to another group. We are responsible for our pets. And rescues are responsible for acting as role models for pet guardianship. This woman crossed the line from being part of the solution to being a huge part of the problem. Please always check out where your pets are going if you must rehome them. This is all too common. Mental illness or not, this woman needs held accountable for her actions. We don't let someone with mental illness who murders someone get off scot free, why should she get away with allowing dozens of cats to suffer and die slowly and painfully and then rot away amongst living cats? Rescues had offered help to her for at least three years and tried to notify the authorities and nothing was done. This whole situation could've been prevented if just one animal control officer had taken the time to go follow up on one of the many complaints made against her over the years. This fell through the cracks despite reputable and responsible rescuers making every attempt to get action taken over the years. I hope this does not shape the public view of what animal rescue is- this is what happens when a very sick individual refuses to accept help when offered and keeps taking in more animals when they're already far overextended. Reputable, responsible animal rescue is absolutely nothing like what this sick woman put those cats through.
Andi Welch June 25, 2014 at 07:13 am
As a cat lover and owner this just breaks my heart.
Kaylah Hunter, 6, and Kristian Justice, 8 months, are still missing two weeks after their mother's badly decomposed body was found. Alicia Fox's relatives want Michigan State Police to issue an Amber Alert to find the kids. (Photo: Change.org)
Jan 909 June 23, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Shared in Hopes Others will share & We can find these babies safe <3
Beth Dalbey June 23, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Yes, share and create an informal "Amber Alert" system.
Adrienne Gardner-Tompkins June 25, 2014 at 02:37 pm
I hope and pray these two, as well as the other three recently missing boys, are found safe andRead More sound. I cannot imagine what these families are going through, I hope they know a lot of people are praying for them and sending love.
John Balyo reportedly admitted to some of the criminal sexual conduct charges against him during his arraignment. (Photo: Cornerstone University web site)
jMichael July 2, 2014 at 07:06 am
Those who bleat by day often slither by night. We should never mistake the Hallelujah Chorus forRead More song.
jMichael July 2, 2014 at 07:25 am
This, from Tamara: "...it IS non-Christians that love to hurl insults at Christians withRead More hatred. Where this hatred stems from - I have no idea..." ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ There are none so blind...
jMichael July 2, 2014 at 07:27 am
This, from Tamara: "...it IS non-Christians that love to hurl insults at Christians withRead More hatred. Where this hatred stems from - I have no idea..." [ Would anyone like to clue her in? ]
Detroit police will enforce the curfew for youths under 18 at Monday's Ford Fireworks. (Patch file photo)
T as in Truth June 23, 2014 at 03:01 am
The local news after the fireworks should be fun & entertaining!
T as in Truth June 23, 2014 at 03:32 am
The local news after the downtown fireworks should be fun & entertaining!
D. Mann June 23, 2014 at 07:19 am
As usual T !
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