Malachi knew then that he had killed his own father. He wasn’t surprised. He always feared his estranged dad would come back.
“He wanted to scare us first,” Malachi said, “then kill us when we were afraid.”
According to Pinellas County sheriff’s reports, 46-year-old John Heisler crept into the yard at 5001 43rd Ave. N around midnight and smashed a window on the small gray house.
The sound drew his ex-girlfriend, Jolene Andrews, 37, and her boyfriend, Alton Pyles, 47, outside. They retreated when they saw a man clad in full tactical gear with a ski mask covering his face. They tried to shut the door, but he burst in, deputies said, grabbing Andrews and trying to force her to the ground with what looked like a gun.
Pyles called for help, deputies said, and Malachi opened his bedroom door.
“Just by the sound of the person’s voice, it was distress,” Malachi said. “And I knew it wasn’t a joke.”
At first, John Heisler had his weapon pointed at Andrews. He then trained it on Malachi, who had retrieved a rifle.
Malachi fired once, hitting his father in the upper body, investigators said.
The teen said early Tuesday that he thought the man had a pistol, but deputies later said Heisler only carried two BB guns.
No one else was hurt, including Malachi’s 13-year-old sister, Magenta, who was in a another bedroom.
“I kept that from happening,” Malachi said.
Malachi said the home invasion was “not something you prepare for,” but he had concerns that his estranged father might try something like this.
The family’s turmoil boiled over in recent months, according to court records.
Deputies responded to the house on April 22 for a domestic altercation. Once there, Andrews told them Heisler, who is also Magenta’s father, was moving out and had left three days before after a fight but returned suddenly that night. According to the report, Malachi told investigators he was “afraid” with his father in the house.
Part of the dispute concerned a safe in the home that contained several guns, including an assault rifle, two shotguns and semiautomatic pistols, as well as assorted ammunition, a deputy wrote. Heisler, a felon with a criminal record that dated to the late 1980s, was not allowed to have access to guns. Since he had a key to the gun safe, he was charged with illegal gun possession, records showed.
In early May, Andrews obtained a domestic violence injunction against Heisler that prohibited him from entering the house, Tyrone Middle School and Dixie Hollins High School, which the children attended, as well as Andrews’ workplace.
“He wasn’t a good dad. I’ll say that,” Malachi said.
When deputies first arrived Tuesday with “raised voices, canine units, (and) guns pointed at (him),” Malachi said he “felt like (he had) made the wrong decision.” Crime scene technicians had carried bags of evidence out of the house. A tow truck driver removed a white sedan from the driveway. But after hours of questioning, sheriff’s investigators brought the family back to the house Tuesday morning.
No charges had been filed.
Malachi eventually answered reporters’ knocks at his door and came outside. He wore a red bandana over his face, trying to block the smell of death he said lingered inside the home.
The teen said the incident might have been bloodier had he not grabbed a gun.
“If I didn’t, people would be dead, and more than one,” he said.
A Florida man was charged with arson of an occupied dwelling after he used a lighter to set fire to a door frame, Springfield police wrote in an arrest affidavit.
Erick Deshaun Jones, II, was attempted to enter his sister’s apartment in the 1100 block of Transmitter Road, the affidavit states. The resulting fire caused a large portion of the door’s weather stripping to be damaged.
“It should be noted (the victim) lives in an eight unit apartment building and the other tenants of the building were placed in danger as a result of Mr. Jones malicious actions,” the affidavit states.
Jones confessed to setting the fire, officials added.
An unnamed 64-year-old Chinese woman didn’t appreciate it when a 19-year-old woman refused to give up her seat on the subway. The incident occurred in a crowded, but not completely full car on the underground train. Video footage of the incident circulating on the internet shows the elderly woman lashing out at the younger woman and tearing off her shirt and bra in the process.
The two had been sitting in the same subway car in Wuhan, China, for about ten minutes before the incident occurred. The 64-year-old woman had a seat, but wanted the other woman’s seat because it had another open seat next to it. The sexagenarian was carrying a lot of bags with her and wanted to place them on the extra seat, rather than have them piled up on her lap and at her feet. The teenager responded that she shouldn’t have to give up her seat and made a disparaging remark about her elder’s physical appearance.
Absorbing the verbal abuse that she was ‘fat and weak,’ the elder of the two combatants decided to show the teenager just how wrong she was. She proceeded to put the young woman in a headlock and tear her shirt and bra most of the way off. At this point, other passengers on the train got involved and tried to separate the two of them. Even with three people trying to pull the elderly woman off the verbally-abusive younger woman, she was still slapped, punched, and spit on. The confrontation continued until the next stop when authorities removed both women from the subway.
No charges were filed, but I assure you that the 19-year-old will think twice before giving one of her elders any more sass.
The video footage of the incident begins midway through the fight, with the woman having already begun her attack on her husband. His black pants are around his ankles, while his shirt has been torn off completely. An addendum to the old adage from your mother that you should always wear clean underwear is that you probably shouldn’t be wearing a man thong if you think there’s any chance your pants might end up around your ankles in the middle of a busy street in broad daylight.
Quickly the man turns the tables and begins to abuse the woman by pulling her hair and slapping her in the face. All the while the two continue yelling at one another. Suddenly, in an effort to return the favor, the man grabs the woman’s green skirt and begins to tear it off her lower body. Not yet finished, he tears her blouse off, including her bra, leaving her breasts exposed. During the whole conflict, as they wrestle on the asphalt, people honk and look, but do not intervene.
Although the video does not show the conclusion of the argument, eyewitnesses stated that the wife was shouting at the husband that he was ‘useless’ while he countered that he was trying ‘to make life better.’ After about ten minutes, the two continued to argue with one another, but got into their red car and drove away, both only wearing their underwear.
Ms. Yang, a 44-year-old woman from the Shandong province in China, knew that she and her husband had a tumultuous relationship. In fact, they had recently begun divorce proceedings, although that does not appear to be the reason for the attack. Instead, the incident surrounds a phone call at two in the morning that Yang did not pick up. Her soon-to-be ex-husband had a history of calling, even though the two had separated, but Yang saw no reason to pick up the telephone at such a late hour. She was especially tired after having just completed a double shift at the factory where she works.
The following morning, in the middle of the factory and surrounded by her coworkers, Yang’s husband appeared and confronted her. He proceeded to slam her head into the wall while shouting at her about why she did not pick up his call the previous night. Suddenly, he lunged at her face and bit off nearly her entire nose. Where the story takes an even weirder turn is that rather than spit it out, the husband swallowed it whole as he ran out of the factory; Yang’s coworkers were too dumbstruck by what they’d just seen to detain him.
She was rushed to the hospital where doctors were stunned at the devastation done to her face. The nasal septum, nose tip, and the soft triangle were all missing. A medical team has already begun the process of rebuilding Yang’s nose, but are uncertain about the level of success to expect. The process will take over three months and even after that phase of her recovery, she will still need additional plastic surgeries.
While police continue to hunt for her husband, additional details have emerged of the couple’s crazy marriage. Both she and her spouse had been divorcees when they met and he had two adult children from his previous marriage. A year after their marriage, Yang and her new husband had a child of their own, which appears to be when things started to go amiss. The insane man demanded that Yang sell their son so that she could pay more attention to his grandchildren. She refused, separated from him, and began divorce proceedings. All of that took place about five months before he went insane and bit off his wife’s nose over a missed phone call.
The good news for the Chinese visitor to Bangkok was that a doctor had successfully removed a foreign object from her large intestine that could have damaged her digestive system.
Police Colonel Mana Tienmaungpak said tonight that authorities got to the bottom of the theft when a doctor wielding a colonoscope and the medical equivalent of pliers pulled the 6-carat gemstone from the large intestine of the woman alleged to have filched it, after nature and laxatives failed to get it out.
The woman and a Chinese man were arrested Thursday night at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on their way out of Thailand on the basis of surveillance video from the fair just outside Bangkok, where earlier that day the duo allegedly switched a fake stone for the real one after asking to inspect it. The dealer at the booth selling the diamond also identified the two.
The suspects initially denied involvement, but X-rays showed a diamond-like object in the woman’s intestine, and police said she then confessed.
Mana, the chief investigator for the case, said the woman agreed to Sunday’s delicate operation after being told that the gemstone risked injuring her. The diamond’s owner identified the stone after it was removed.