Dee Dee Blancharde’s death was announced unceremoniously, on a Facebook page she shared with her daughter Gypsy. “That Bitch is dead!,” reads a post published Sunday, followed by a stomach-turning comment from the same shared account: “I fucken SLASHED THAT FAT PIG AND RAPED HER SWEET INNOCENT DAUGHTER...HER SCREAM WAS SOOOO FUCKEN LOUD LOL.”
In November, three teenagers allegedly broke into a St. Peters, Missouri, home and robbed it of powerful prescription pain killers, cash, various Microsoft electronics, and a wooden box filled with the cremated remains of the homeowner's father, which the teens reportedly mistook for a wooden box filled with cocaine.
In a disturbing lesson about not talking to strangers, a six-year-old boy was forced to endure four terrifying hours of being "kidnapped" by his family members. The boy's mother, aunt, and grandmother allegedly conspired with a gas station employee to abduct the child, hold him at gunpoint, and threaten to sell him into sex slavery.
Berkeley, Mo. police shot and killed a reportedly armed 18-year-old while performing "a routine business check" at a Mobil gas station just miles away from where Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson. The teen was with a friend when he allegedly pointed a gun at the officer late Tuesday night.
Ferguson prosecutor Robert McCulloch delivered a long-winded, smirking speech blaming social media, journalists, Ferguson residents, and pretty much everyone else who isn't Darren Wilson, for Darren Wilson shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.
With the Darren Wilson decision on the horizon and the possibility of renewed unrest in Ferguson, paranoid Missourians are buying lots and lots of guns. In a story that sounds too pat to be true, one such new firearm owner allegedly accidentally killed herself over the weekend while waving her gun and saying "we're ready for Ferguson!"
The grand jury decision on Darren Wilson is coming any day now, and Missouri is on edge: this week, Governor Jay Nixon preemptively declared a 30-day state of emergency in order to bring in the National Guard, and St. Louis County police have been furiously buying up gear since Michael Brown was shot and killed in August. They aren't the only ones.