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This 17 Year Old Slept At A Friend’s But When Mom Called In The Morning, His Voice Sounded Strange

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Cody Dietz from York, Pennsylvania, was a typical teenager. As a 17-year-old he liked to hang out with his friends and often had sleepovers. That had been the case when one night, something happened that changed his life forever.

Cody’s mom Bonnie tried to reach her son on his cell phone to find out when he was expecting to get home and he didn’t answer. When a short while later he still hadn’t returned the call, she knew that something was wrong. She tried reaching him again and again but he didn’t pick up. Bonnie started to panic.

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Finally Cody’s father’s phone rang, but it wasn’t Cody calling. It was Cody’s friend who told them that Cody couldn’t stand up and was mumbling unintelligibly. Holding the phone to Cody’s mouth, all his father heard was a gurgling noise coming from the other end.

Cody’s parents knew something was seriously amiss, so an ambulance was soon on its way. When the paramedics arrived, they first suspected that Cody had suffered a stroke. He was immediately taken to the closest hospital in a rescue helicopter and there their suspicions were confirmed. The hospital neurologist, Dr. Ray Rechwein, was extremely concerned about Cody’s condition: “The timeline of the diagnosis is key. Many of the therapies have the best outcome when done within six hours. Cody’s delay in diagnosis was close to 12 hours,” he explained. Cody was in critical condition and an MRT scan showed that he had had a stroke on the left side of his brain. He only had a 20% chance of survival.

The time that had passed between Cody’s stroke and his arrival at the hospital made it necessary for doctors to perform a complicated surgery that required the removal of the top of his skull to relieve the pressure on his brain. They would also lower Cody’s body temperature to 33 °C (91 °F), a procedure used on patients undergoing open heart surgery or brain surgery. The cooling of the body reduces the brain’s oxygen consumption and prevents brain cells from dying. After the operation, Cody spent three weeks in an induced coma while his parents feared for his life.

While Bonnie sat at her son’s bedside and tried not to give up hope, she remembered that Cody had shown symptoms a week before suffering the stroke. He had spoken slowly and slurred his words and she had noticed constant trembling in his limbs. Now the reason for this strange behavior was clear.

When doctors revived Cody from the coma, the extent of the damage caused by the stroke was obvious: the right side of his body was paralyzed and he could no longer speak or write. Doctors told the family that his rehabilitation would take a very long time and they shouldn’t expect him to make a complete recovery.

But then something very unexpected happened: only four weeks after the stroke, Cody surprised everyone when he was able to speak again, and after two years of intensive rehabilitation, he was back to perfect health!

After this harrowing experience, Cody has dedicated himself to educating other teens and their parents about the symptoms that can be the warning signs for an oncoming stroke. “I wish I would’ve gone to a doctor before my stroke, but who knew?” Cody reflected. His mother Bonnie has also been trying to raise awareness about the risks and the symptoms to look out for, which include a feeling of faintness, facial paralysis, slurred speech and vision problems. “My advice to parents is don’t ignore any signs your kid may have,” Bonnie warned.

The biggest problem with strokes is that they are so difficult for people to recognize. Many assume that only older people can suffer a stroke and ignore the symptoms when they appear in younger people and children. The tragic irony of this is that doctors have actually noticed an increase in the number stroke cases among teens and children and believe it may be caused by increasingly unhealthy lifestyles. Many teens smoke, drink alcohol, and take drugs believing that nothing can harm them and many of them find out the hard way that they are not “immortal” after all. When teens and their parents are more aware of the risks and can identify the symptoms, hopefully strokes can be prevented or at least dealt with before it’s too late.

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Mark Redwine: Dad killed 13-yr-old son after boy found pics of him in women’s underwear eating feces

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COLORADO: A 13-year-old was reportedly killed by his father after he found ‘compromising’ photos of him eating feces from a diaper while wearing women’s underwear. The murder trial of Mark Redwine, 59 began on June 21. Prosecutors claimed in the opening statement that Mark ‘flew into a rage’ on the night of November 18, 2012, when his teenage son Dylan might have mentioned or shown him his ‘compromising pictures’.

Mark Redwine is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death of Dylan. In similar incidents of child abuse and murder, an Arkansas father was convicted of murdering his six-year-old son by sexually assaulting him with a stick. He was sentenced to death in November 2016. In June 2021, a Tennessee father was found guilty of murdering his autistic, nonverbal toddler son in 2018. A Florida father and son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on May 21, after the child’s mother had alerted authorities requesting the child be removed from the father’s care.

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Prosecutor Fred Johnson said in his opening statement, “A damaged relationship, exposed with compromising photographs, photographs in the hands of a 13-year-old who is disgusted by it, which triggered a violent rage in the defendant.” During Thanksgiving 2012, Dylan disappeared from Redwine’s Vallecito home during a court-ordered visit. According to the Denver Post, the boy’s remains were found by 2013 and 2014. Johnson further mentioned that prosecutors intend to prove that Redwine killed Dylan in his living room and then dumped his body off a trail near his home. Afterwards, he misled the investigators for months to cover up his crime. Traces of Dylan’s blood were found in Redwine’s living room and his body was found without his wallet or backpack.

Redwine’s public defender, John Moran, argued that Dylan had no interest in visiting his father and suggested he could have been attacked by a bear or mountain lion after running away, claiming a tooth mark was found on his skull. He further said that Dylan had previously confronted him (Redwine) about the fetish photos during a cross-country trip. There was no way the prosecutors will be able to prove a connection between Dylan’s death and the photos. Moran said that the photos “come from deep within Mark’s private life.” “If the prosecution could find an expert to say people who do that are more likely to kill their child, that information would be given to you … Mr Redwine did not kill his child,” he added. Moran also noted that no evidence tied his client to the boy’s death.

“Mr Redwine, in addition to being innocent, lost everything. He lost it all, and now he sits here with this demand for wrongful conviction, ” Moran said. According to KUSA, Redwine worked as a trucker in Washington when he was arrested. Dylan’s older brother, Cory, who previously claimed he saw the sordid images of his father as well, called for ‘justice’ in his brother’s death in November 2020. Cory wrote on Facebook, “Dylan needs strength from more than just us and I can’t begin to explain how much every single person that knows his story is a part of that! Every day a kid is forgotten by the legal system and that is not ok!!”

The trial was postponed after multiple delays in the case. It is expected to last until mid-July, with testimonies to start on June 22.

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Chris Hamburg: Serial road rager filmed by TikToker trying to run car off road

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RANTOUL, ILLINOIS: A serial road rager was finally arrested, months after harassing numerous drivers, thanks to one TikTok user. Chris Hamburg was recorded by user Kaleb Moore attempting to run Moore’s friend’s car off the road. The incident quickly went viral, with other users also complaining that they were victims of Hamburg, leading to his eventual arrest on August 25. It appears Hamburg has troubled man drivers in his beat-up van and is now facing charges of disorderly conduct.

Despite facing threats of bans, TikTok has proved to be a vital source for people to out anti-social Americans. On August 17, TikTok user Lisette went viral after she was recorded ranting at gym users who came in front of her camera while attempting to record work out TikToks. Days before that, TikToker Heather Brown recorded a White woman grabbing her son, to block him from entering the community pool. We also reported on Denise Bradley aka Aunt Karen, who used her TikToks to out racist CEO Eileen Cure. 

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While most cases have just gone viral and led to public condemnation, Moore’s TikTok led the police to act, and arrest Hamburg after much public pressure. Reportedly, numerous people have been subject to Hamburg’s road rage, which Moore called “completely sickening”. In fact, he would’ve probably gotten away with it too, had he not ended up in the same motel as one of his earlier victims, who wasted no time in calling the cops.

Who is Chris Hamburg?

Beyond Moore’s TikTok and one local news story, there appears to be no information about Hamburg. Illinois Department of Corrections doesn’t appear to have Hamburg listed currently, so he is likely out on bail. Hamburg is reportedly charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor in Illinois that is punishable with jail time and/or a fine. It’s unclear where Hamburg is from, but he was taken to Vermilion County jail in Danville after his arrest. We also know he drives a white van, with one of the windows replaced with a piece of wood. 

One user on Facebook has created an account in Hamburg’s name and urged people to report him to the police. The account claims Hamburg is a “wanted pedophile and con artist”, who uses multiple names, and has several Facebook accounts. We could not verify this information, or the claim he is a “drifter”. The post also says Hamburg is from Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho, again information we could not verify.

It’s unclear when Moore encountered Hamburg, but his video quickly went viral at the end of August. Moore was in the passenger seat when he noticed Hamburg, who was “way ahead” pull to the side of the road. Once Moore and his friend went by, Hamburg reportedly took pictures of their plates and followed them. “We stopped to let him pass which sent him into a road rage fit,” Moore explained. When asked if there is a problem, Hamburg replies, “Do you have a problem, b—h?”

A screenshot from Moore’s TikTok showing Chris Hamburg. (TikTok)

 

Moore’s friend attempts to speed up and get away, leading Hamburg to attempt to force them off the road. Hamburg then opens his door and yells “gonna beat your fucking ass,” even as Moore and his friend attempt to get away. Eventually, they do so, near a construction site. Moore then says in a TikTok video, “There were sightings in three towns around that area, including people giving away that same license plate number, the same description of the van, same description of the dude, same actions.” He reportedly received photos and videos from users of Hamburg’s actions, including one aunt who claimed Hamburg “chased” her nine-year-old niece. 

One of Hamburg’s many victims was Helene Ellis, who encountered the serial rager in July. According to Ellis, she passed Hamburg’s car in Brookhill Road in Rantoul, when Hamburg made a u-turn, followed her, and tried to hit the back of Ellis’ car. She posted about the encounter on Facebook, which led to more victims coming out. One day, Ellis ended up at the Super 8 hotel in Rantoul, where she noticed Hamburg’s car. Ellis promptly called the cops, who arrested Hamburg on August 25 and took him to Vermilion County jail. Following his arrest, Moore posted “thank you everyone who helped get this guy off the road” on Facebook. Moore also said there are additional warrants in Hamburg’s name in Idaho and Wyoming, and is “hopeful” additional charges are brought. 

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Washington girl, 15, rams jogger with car to ‘scare him’, laughs about it as he dies

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MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON: A 15-year-old girl from Washington state intentionally rammed a jogger with a borrowed car and sped off, killing him on the spot. Reportedly, the girl laughed while narrating the incident to a friend later.

Taking her godmother’s car without permission, Kasama Smith went 50 mph, which is 5 mph over the speed limit supposed to be maintained. Charges against the suspect say that she hit Greg Moore, 53, when he was jogging at about 6 am on July 18 on a street in Maple Valley. “I’m going to scare him, I’m going to bump him,” Smith reportedly told a passenger in the car.

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When the killing took place, a friend of Smith was following the Camry in another car. She reportedly heard a loud sound, and then saw “saw something fly into the air”, she told reporters. Hours later, Moore was found at the spot in a ditch in front of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, lying dead and without shoes.

Smith has been slapped with second-degree murder and hit-and-run charges. Moore’s wife is enraged that Smith is being tried as a teen and not an adult. “A family member (of the suspect) heard the individual laugh about the way Greg’s body flew up in the air when she hit him,” Michelle Moore said. She further said that since the car was doing 50 mph, calling the impact a “bump” is an understatement, and wrong. “It’s a ‘thrill kill’ is what it’s called,” Moore said. She had set up a website to find Smith, and offered a reward of $35,000. A GoFundMe page was created after the incident, and $41,291 was raised of the $100,000 goal when this report was published.

Greg Moore (second from right) with his family (whokilledgreg.com)

According to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the case cannot be moved to adult court because of the accused’s age, and lack of a criminal record. “Even when juveniles are convicted as adults, Superior Court judges at sentencing can – and do in many cases – still follow the juvenile sentencing guidelines set by state lawmakers,” office spokesman Casey McNerthney told The Seattle Times.

Smith allegedly took her godmother’s car and killed Moore, but later lied to the car’s owner, claiming that she never even drove it. She said someone damaged the car with a bat. Reportedly, Smith spent several weeks following the murder in fear and concern, worried that friends might “snitch on her”. When Smith’s godmother watched surveillance footage of the car, she immediately recognized it as hers and approached the authorities. Smith, accompanied by her father, later turned herself in.

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