Accorrding to CBS News,
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Police say it's clear that the gunman who opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday was on a mission to kill as many people as possible. He took at least three guns and multiple clips of ammunition to target a defenseless elementary school and children as young as five.
Police say 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed for a mass murder when he attacked a target he knew very well.
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Lanza, whose mother was a teacher at Sandy Hill Elementary arrived in the school parking lot driving his mother's Black Honda.
He was carrying two lethal semi-automatic handguns: a Sig Sauer, the type of gun carried by Secret Service agents, and a Glock 9mm, a model used by many police officers and federal agents across the United States.
Please keep the families and friends of those affected in your prayers.
According to CBS News,
A man wielding a knife attacked students Friday at a school in central China, leaving 22 children and one adult injured, according to state-run media reports.
The attack occurred at the gate of an elementary school in the village of Chengping, in Henan Province. Police arrested the attacker, who they identified as local resident Min Yingjun, 36.
Children as young as six were among those hospitalized after the attack, suffering injuries including slashes to the ears and head.
An official at Guangshan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, the local facility, told CBS News at least two students had been transferred to the larger city of Wuhan, not far from Chengping, for treatment. The editor of the local newspaper which first reported the story said none of the children had injuries severe enough to threaten their lives.
The attack marks the latest in a series of violent assaults at elementary schools in China. In 2010, a total of 18 children were killed in four separate attacks. On March 23 of that year, Zheng Minsheng attacked children at an elementary school in Fujian Province, killing eight.
One month later, just a few hours after Zheng Minsheng was executed for his crime, another man, Chen Kanbing wounded 16 students and a teacher in a knife attack at another primary school in Fujian. The following month, on May 12, a man named Wu Huangming killed seven children and two adults with a meat cleaver at a kindergarten in Shaanxi Province. That attack was followed by an August 4 assault by Fang Jiantang, who killed three children and one teacher with a knife at a kindergarten in Shandong Province.
In 2011, a young girl and three adults were killed with an axe at an elementary school in Henan Province by a 30-year-old man named Wang Hongbin, and eight children were hurt in Shanghai after an employee at a child care center attacked them with a box cutter.
Some Chinese bloggers have blamed the lack of freedom of expression for the attacks, suggesting people frustrated by their own circumstances but lacking the means to seek justice or voice their concerns with the all-powerful communist government, lash out instead at the least powerful members of society.
China's lack of mental health care facilities may also be partly to blame for the attacks. There are almost no mental health care facilities in rural communities, which have experienced dramatic changes over the last several years as China's economy has grown.
Jodi Rock, a 19-year-old Oklahoma woman has been jailed after she allegedly admitted to burning her baby's genitals with hair-straightening iron.
According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to Tahlequah City Hospital late last month after a 15-month-old baby arrived to the ER with various bone fractures and burns to his genitals.
Investigators say the baby suffered three serious burns to his groin area. The child also suffered bone fractures in both shoulders, his forearm and wrist.
The child's mother, identified as Jodi Rock, gave deputies several different stories as to how the child was injured.
When detectives questioned Rock a second time, she reportedly admitted to burning her baby with a hair-straightening iron by closing the iron around the child's genitals.
Rock also told investigators that she or her boyfriend "may" have injured the baby's arms by playing too rough with him.
Rock was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center and charged with felony injury to a child. Her bond has been set at $200,000.
Antonio Cervantes, 18, and Kenisha Pruitt, 20, of Ohio were jailed Saturday after the couple's landlord found a dead baby in their freezer.
According to police, a landlord was cleaning up a residence Friday after the couple had just recently moved out. When the landlord opened the couple's freezer, she found a frozen infant's corpse that had been left behind.
Investigators have not yet determined the infant's exact age and a cause of death has yet to be determined.
Those documents also report family members thought Pruitt was pregnant when the couple moved in.
The couple was booked into the Lucas County Jail on a charge of child endangerment. Additional charges may be filed once an autopsy has been performed.
Authorities in Canada have accused a Justin Bieber impersonator of threatening and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in New Jersey on a video chat site.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 34-year-old Lee Moir of Toronto, Ontario, posed as the pop star on Facebook. Authorities allege he threatened to harm the girl's family to force her to perform sex acts online. It's unclear if Moir used photos of Bieber on his Facebook page, but authorities say the girl realized it wasn't the singer during the video chat.
He was arrested after an undercover Canadian officer posed as a 14-year-old girl online. Authorities say Moir engaged the officer in sexual conversations and requested a meeting and was arrested.
He's charged in Canada with luring, manufacturing child pornography and extortion.
Mark McCoy, a 41-year-old Indiana man was jailed after he allegedly forced his ex-girlfriend into sexual acts with her 10-year-old son and two other underage boys.
According to the court document, a 10-year-old boy told police McCoy forced him to “participate in sexual acts with his mother.” Police interviewed the boy Feb. 12 at the Child Advocacy Center on North Keystone Avenue. During the interview, the boy told officers McCoy forced him to watch a pornographic movie, then, as McCoy was holding down his mother, McCoy made him put his private parts in his mothers face.
The boy told police his mother was crying. She was trying to escape and trying to get McCoy off of her. The boy said two other boys, one 9 the other 10 at the time, were also in the bedroom. When police interviewed the woman, she said the two boys were trying to get in between her legs while McCoy stood and watched.
The woman’s son said McCoy forced all three to put their private parts in his mother’s face. He told investigators he didn’t want to take part, but McCoy had a gun on the dresser and later threatened he would shoot the boy if he told anybody.
Neither he nor his mother ever went to police. Police came to them after officers in Daviess County began investigating McCoy for possession of child pornography. That investigation led detectives to Indianapolis, to the ex-girlfriend, her 10-year-old son and the two other young boys. Police said this is still an open case so they cannot make any comments at this time.
McCoy was booked into the Marion County Jail on 28 charges, including multiple counts of child molestation, intimidation, child solicitation and criminal confinement. Nine of the charges are Class A felonies, each carrying a maximum penalty of up to 50 years in prison. McCoy remains held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Jamie Nichole Phillips, a 20-year-old Ohio woman, was indicted Wednesday after she allegedly forced a 14-year-old boy to have sex with her at knife-point.
According to Police, a 14-year-old boy was visiting his mother when he left her apartment to get something from his car.
That's when Phillips, who lived in the same apartment complex, placed a knife to his throat and forced him into her her apartment. She then allegedly forced the boy at knife-point to perform various sex on her.
The victim was encouraged to tell his parents after he told friends what happened to him. His parents then told police, who found a knife and other supporting evidence at Phillips’ home.
Phillips was booked into the Clermont County Jail and charged with rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, kidnapping and felonious assault. She is being held in lieu of $200,000 bond.
Phillip Don Oliver, a 25-year-old Houston, TX man, has been jailed after he allegedly forced another man to have sex with his own mother-in-law while his wife watched.
According to police, Oliver approached a male victim outside of his apartment, pointed a handgun at him and ordered him inside the apartment.Once inside, Oliver ordered the man, his wife and his mother-in-law to gather inside a bathroom. All three were then ordered to undress.
Investigators say Oliver then ordered the man to kneel on the bathroom floor and place his head into the toilet bowl while Oliver repeatedly flushed it. Oliver then placed the barrel of the gun into the man's rectum, removed it, and then forced the barrel into the wife's mouth.
Oliver then pointed the gun at the head of the couple's 6-month-old daughter and ordered the man to place his penis inside his mother-in-law's mouth. Fearing for his daughter's safety, the man complied. Oliver then ordered the mother-in-law to perform oral sex on her son-in-law while the wife watched.
The victims told police that Oliver demanded $200,000 from them, which was owed to a third person named Rico. The victims denied knowing anyone by the name Rico.
Detectives tracked Oliver down at a nearby apartment complex and took him into custody without incident. The victims were able to identify Oliver from an array of mugshot photographs.
Oliver was booked into jail and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Bond has not yet been set in the case.
According to court records, Oliver was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2008.
Alexis Felton, a 21-year-old Orlando, FL resident was jailed after she allegedly tried to strangle her 11-month-old daughter six times while she was in the hospital
According to Orlando police, the child was in a pediatric intensive care unit at Florida Hospital South for unreported reasons whenFelton allegedly choked the baby on six occasions.
Felton was allegedly caught on surveillance video looking to see if anyone was coming before walking over to the child's crib and then choking the baby.
During the last choking incident, security cameras showed the child kicking her legs and gasping for breath. Nurses were alerted by a monitor when the child became unresponsive. When hospital staff entered the room, Felton claimed that the child was having "another episode".
During questioning, Felton admitted to choking the child, stating that she "didn't want the child to suffer any longer."
Family members stated that the child was born healthy, but has been in and out of the hospital her whole life. The child remains hospitalized and is being held in protective custody.
Felton was booked into the Orange County Jail and charged with attempted homicide. She is currently being held without bond, and is on suicide watch.