True Crime News Roundup: Teacher Granted Early Retirement After He’s Caught Striking Student In Head
Plus: Man who violated protection order shot dead; Marilyn Manson files defamation lawsuit against ex; ex-UFC champ accused of attempted murder; and father kills his three daughters, himself in murder-suicide.
A school board grants a teacher early retirement after he’s accused of hitting a student.
An Indiana teacher was allowed to take early retirement after he was caught on camera striking one of his students following a confrontation about the boy wearing a hoodie in class.
On March 1, the Baugo Community School Board made the decision in a unanimous vote that means Mike Hosinski, an educator of 40 years, can retain his full pension.
Footage of the February incident at Jimtown High School in Elkhart obtained by the South Bend Tribune shows Hosinski following the boy down a hallway, grabbing his backpack and then hitting him, causing the boy’s head to slam into the wall. The child then collapses and is lying motionless as the teacher turns and walks away.
School officials noted the student was visibly injured and required immediate medical attention.
While multiple parents supported Hosinski at the school board meeting and believed the incident stemmed from larger disciplinary issues with students, the father of the boy was escorted from the room after he reportedly swore at and berated officials. “A grown, 280-pound man smacked my son in the face!” the parent screamed, according to USA Today.
Hosinski was arrested on March 2 and could face a sentence of six months to two and half years behind bars after a judge found probable cause to charge him with battery causing moderate injury.
A Florida man is fatally shot after he violated an order of protection, authorities say.
A man from Orland, Florida, was shot and killed in Maryland after he allegedly violated a protective order against him.
Around 11 a.m. on Feb. 27, Danny Ray Sidders was in a domestic altercation with a woman at her Green Valley home, where he was not permitted to be, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said.
During the incident, the woman shot 52-year-old Sidders, who died from his injuries, WJZ reported.
The woman was cooperating with investigators and does not currently face charges in connection to Sidders’ death.
Musician Marilyn Manson files a defamation lawsuit against his former girlfriend, Evan Rachel Wood.
On March 2, goth rocker Marilyn Manson filed a defamation suit in Los Angeles against his ex, Evan Rachel Wood, as well as Ashley “Illma” Gore.
In the suit, Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, claimed Wood and Gore “secretly recruited, coordinated, and pressured prospective accusers,” NBC News reported.
In his suit, the entertainer accuses Wood and Gore of conspiring to assist and coordinate the purported prospective accusers as they “sought media attention with remarkably similar public abuse allegations against Warner” that, the lawsuit states, “like Wood’s, were false.”
On Instagram, Wood once claimed Manson was “grooming” her when she “was a teenager” and she alleged he “horrifically abused” her “for years.”
Manson, who has not been charged with any crimes, has adamantly denied all allegations against him, which, he claimed in the lawsuit, were in part made for the benefit of Phoenix Rising, a documentary set to air on HBO on March 15.
“My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners,” Manson said last year of Wood’s allegations. “Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
A former UFC champion is accused of attempting to murder a molestation suspect, police say.
Cain Velasquez, a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, was charged in California on March 2 with attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire on a vehicle carrying a suspect recently accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old relative of his, officials said.
On Feb. 28, Velasquez, 39, allegedly was driving a pickup truck when he got into an 11-mile high-speed chase in Silicon Valley with Harry Goularte, who was in the passenger seat of a truck driven by his stepfather.
Prosecutors accused Velasquez of firing at the vehicle multiple times, striking Goularte’s stepfather in the torso and arm.
Investigators believe Velasquez was targeting Goularte, who was recently arraigned on felony molestation charges in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a child at his mother’s San Marin daycare.
“The sad tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez chose to take the law into his own hands, endangering the public and everyone in the truck,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. “This act of violence also causes more pain and suffering to his family.”
Velasquez was being held without bail at the Santa Clara County jail.
A California father kills himself after shooting his three children to death.
A father in California whose estranged girlfriend had a restraining order against him took the lives of their three daughters, the girls’ chaperone and then himself at a church during a supervised visit on Feb. 28 around 5 p.m.
Citing court documents, KCRA reported that the children’s mother took out the protection order against David Mora Rojas, 39, last April because she was concerned for her safety as well as that of her three daughters, Samia Mora Gutierrez, 13, Samantha Mora Gutierrez, 10, and 9-year-old Samarah Mora Gutierrez.
The court allowed the mother’s friend, shooting victim Nathaniel Kong, 59, to supervise Roja’s weekend visits, which were limited to four hours at The Church in Sacramento, the documents state.
In the mother’s request for the restraining order, she wrote she had concerns about Roja’s “mental instability.” She noted he was “a very jealous person” and “he threatened to kill me if he ever caught me cheating.”
“I am scared and nervous,” she continued. “I am afraid [Mora] is going to hurt me. I do not want to return home.”