Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | For Me, He Was Willing to Face His Worst Fear Advertisement Supported by Modern Love College Essay Contest A college student on medical leave for compulsive behavior finds comfort in a kindred spirit. ByMeaghan Mahoney May 17, 2019 During However, the day I paraded across the unit, sleep-deprived, eyes bleary and pushing a moving cart filled with everything I had brought with me and accumulated while there, the task of convincing myself of my sanity became more difficult. In our hoarding prevention group, the therapist ushered me to stand before the other members, many of them college students on medical leave, like me. That day, I had been chosen to serve as their example of how not to behave during treatment. My error had been furtively accepting various gifts from departing patients so they … [Read more...] about For Me, He Was Willing to Face His Worst Fear
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ARMED with a knife, Anita Parker butchered and disembowelled her husband's Chihuahua puppy, then got into bed and waited for him to return home. When he did, the scene was like something from a horror film - Anita was sitting on their bed, surrounded by blood and body tissue and screaming about having a miscarriage. Husband Johnny Parker listened in devastation as his 43-year-old wife told him that she'd lost their child, the little boy he'd seen in ultrasound scans and had been so looking forward to meet. She claimed she'd flushed their son's foetus down the toilet. But disturbingly, Johnny would later discover Anita hadn't lost a child at all - in fact, she'd never been pregnant and had used his beloved pet's mutilated body to stage the miscarriage. The case is among a series of shocking and tragic scenarios where women have pretended to be pregnant - often leaving their loved ones upset and grieving for a baby who never was. This week, singer Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey have … [Read more...] about Most extreme fake pregnancies from the woman who killed her dog and used its blood to fake a miscarriage to the desperate wife who claimed gang stole baby from her womb
CHILLING pictures show the blood-stained mattress a tragic one-year-old was forced to sleep on before she was battered and poisoned by her mum's killer lover. Little Eve Leatherland was beaten to death by Tom Curd, 31, who tried to cover up her brutal injuries with a fatal dose of codeine. As the tot lay dying with fractures similar to a car crash, the monster played video games and browsed Facebook before finally raising the alarm. By the time emergency services arrived at the home in Liskeard, Cornwall, Eve had been dead for "many hours". Harrowing pictures show the blood-stained mattress Eve, who was suffering from a viral infection in her final weeks, was forced to sleep on. Teddy bears and toys can be seen at the base of the filthy mattress, which has been shoved in the corner of the room. Other sickening images show Eve's broken wooden cot - with dark green mould creeping up the base. CAR CRASH INJURIES Curd was yesterday found guilty of murder after just three hours of … [Read more...] about Harrowing pics of blood-stained mattress and broken cot where tragic toddler was forced to sleep before being beaten and poisoned to death
Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?
Produced by Susan Mallie, Judy Rybak, Ryan Smith and Claire St. Amant [This story first aired on Oct. 17, 2017. It was updated on Nov. 17, 2018.] Moataz Azzeh, a decorated former U.S. Army soldier who pretended to take on a hit job for two Houston area doctors in a murder-for-hire plot speaks out about the shocking case to 48 Hours. Valerie McDaniel, a veterinarian, and Leon Jacob, a surgeon, quickly fell in love and even talked of marriage. Jacob was an up-and-coming doctor with plenty of confidence. She was newly single after getting a divorce from her ex-husband Marion "Mack" McDaniel. But there were some problems. The McDaniels were in the midst of an ugly custody battle, while Leon Jacob was facing felony charges for stalking an ex-girlfriend. If found guilty on those charges, it could have upended his medical career. Houston Police say that's when Leon Jacob sought the help of someone he thought was a hit man to eliminate the problems. DELIVERING BAD NEWS It's 3 a.m. … [Read more...] about Houston doctor charged in murder-for-hire plot goes to trial