The jury in the murder trial of an Iowa teenager heard on Wednesday a disturbing 911 call in which the 13-year-old suspect admitted to killing his own mother after a failed attempt to rape her.
Crooks, who is now 14, was charged with first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in the March 24, 2012, slaying of his mother, 37-year-old Gretchen Crooks.
In the 911 recording made on the night of the murder at the family’s Osage home, Noah Crooks could be heard telling dispatcher Barb Michael: ‘I’m not joking at all. She’s dead. I’m scared. I killed my mom with my .22. I don’t know why I did it.’
‘I feel crazy and I know I’m not. I think I have some form of ADD,’ Crooks told the 911 operator. ‘I tried to rape her. I tried to rape her but I couldn’t do it. Continue reading
Well, folks, it appears we’re living in times when Dennis Rodman rips President Barack Obama. Yep. The former Chicago Bulls star took aim at Obama this week, criticizing him for refusing to speak with Kim Jong-Un about the ongoing issues with North Korea.
Dennis Rodman tells TMZ … he’s going back to North Korea on August 1 to reopen the political dialogue with Kim Jong-un … because Barack Obama “can’t do s**t.”
Rodman was out in L.A. yesterday when we asked about his plan to head back to DPRK to visit his tiny, little, missile-obsessed “friend” with the weird haircut. Continue reading
U.S. intelligence agencies added the mother of the Boston bombing suspects to a government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings, two officials told The Associated Press. She called it “lies and hypocrisy” and said she has never been linked to crimes or terrorism.
The CIA asked for the Boston terror suspect and his mother to be added to a terrorist database in the fall of 2011, after the Russian government contacted the agency with concerns that both had become religious militants, according to officials briefed on the investigation. About six months earlier, the FBI investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, also at Russia’s request, one of the officials said. The FBI found no ties to terrorism. Continue reading
Durex say it has invented high tech underwear which enables couples to ‘touch’ each other over the internet.
The condom manufacturer calls its invention Fundawear and says it’s aimed at couples in long distance relationships.
The men wear boxers and women bras and knickers that are fitted with a series of mini-vibrators. Continue reading
The “condom challenge” is the newest, most disturbing YouTube trend in which young kids snort condoms and then pull them out of their mouths. Yes, it’s as gross as it sounds.
Though videos surfaced online as early as October, the challenge recently picked up speed with one YouTube user’s post, where a girl completes the challenge while blasting Taylor Swift’s “22″ in the background — probably not what the singer had in mind when she wrote the song.
We at HuffPost Weird News hope that by looking through a slideshow of teens snorting condoms, Continue reading
Explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday resulted in a loss of life and left dozens injured.
NBC reported that a small homemade bomb was the preliminary cause of the tragic event. According to the Associated Press, an intelligence official said authorities sought to dismantle additional explosive devices found on the scene.
The AP reports: Continue reading
After nearly three years in prison, Wesley Snipes is almost free man.
The Blade star was released this week from a Pennsylvania prison and transferred to house arrest after being admitted in 2010 on charges of federal tax evasion.
According to TMZ, the 50-year-old actor left the McKean Federal Corrections on Tuesday, several months shy of his 36 month sentence. Continue reading
Alex Mesa has been running backwards throughout Miami Beach for six years. He’s appeared in tourists’ YouTube videos and even completed an entire 5k in reverse.
On Saturday, police interrupted his jog.
WTVJ reported that four officers responding to a 911 call ticketed Mesa for obstructing traffic. Sgt. Robert Hernandez of the Miami Beach Police Department told the station that authorities witnessed Mesa jogging between cars.
Tattooed preacher Bentley, who is reported to have been convicted as a 15-year-old of a sex attack on a boy aged seven, says God has given him the power to heal the sick and is asking the weak and frail of the world to attend his shows.
One of the methods he apparently uses to cure those with cancer is to kick them square in the face! Or worse!
The former drug user, who is Canadian but based in the United States, even laughs about his Continue reading
The first-ever American Laughing Championship, is taking place April 6 in San Diego.
The contest, which is part of the annual conference of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, requires the chosen laughers to face off against each other as the audience determines who has the most contagious guffaw.
Reed is hoping to be a serious contender for the title of top laugher. Continue reading