A Georgia woman is facing murder charges after allegedly stabbing her children to death while their house was on fire.
Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, in Georgia, responded to a domestic disturbance call Friday evening. When deputies arrived at the location, they saw a house with flames spewing from it.
Firefighters and EMS/EMTs then arrived to extinguish the fire and rescue any occupants.
A total of seven children were located inside the home. Two of the children, a 9-month-old and 3-year-old, were pulled out of the burning building but were pronounced deceased from apparent stab wounds.
A 5-year-old, 9-year-old, and 11-year-old were transported from the scene to the hospital where the 5-year-old later died.
The 9-year-old remains in critical condition with burn wounds, while the 11-year-old is being treated for a leg injury.
The remaining two children, ages 14 and 16, did not appear to have any injuries.
The mother of the seven children, 40-year-old Darlene Brister, was located at the scene and arrested. She was charged with two counts of Malice Murder.
Investigators are working to determine who or what started the fire. Authorities say additional charges are expected to be filed.
Brister is currenty at the Paulding County Detention Center without a bond.
A Missouri man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly leaving a voicemail containing a threat on the personal cell phone of an election official in the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Walter Lee Hoornstra, 50, of Tecumseh, is charged with one count of communicating an interstate threat and one count of making a threatening telephone call.
“These unlawful threats of violence endanger election officials, undermine our electoral process, and threaten our democracy,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The department’s Election Threats Task Force, working with our partners across the country, remains committed to investigating and prosecuting such illegal threats to ensure that these public servants are able to do their jobs free from intimidation.”
According to the indictment, on or about May 19, 2021, Hoornstra allegedly left the following voicemail message on the personal cell phone of the election official: “So I see you’re for fair and competent elections, that’s what it says here on your homepage for your recorder position you’re trying to fly here. But you call things unhinged and insane lies when there’s a forensic audit going on. You need to check yourself. You need to do your [expletive] job right because other people from other states are watching your ass. You [expletive] renege on this deal or give them any more troubles, your ass will never make it to your next little board meeting.”
“The FBI is committed to vigorously investigating and holding accountable anyone who threatens election workers,” said Assistant Director Luis Quesada of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “These public servants protect our fundamental right to vote by administering fair and free elections. Any attempts to interfere with our elections by intimidating election officials, their staffs, and volunteers with threats of violence will not be tolerated.”
If convicted, Hoornstra faces up to five years in prison for making a threatening interstate communication and up to two years in prison for making a threatening telephone call. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Surveillance video caught the moment a Prescott Valley Wendy’s employee came up to a customer and sucker-punched him after an argument a couple of weeks ago. On July 26, 35-year-old Antoine Kendrick was at the register taking the 67-year-old man’s order. However, police say the man then complained about his order, and that’s when things turned violent.