"I came down for a 30-day rehab program." These words were spoken by Dykman before the judge after an alcohol-fueled hate rant at flight crew, who denied Dykman her third alcoholic beverage, landed her in jail. As unique as that explanation may seem, she was not the only one to offer it that day.
A babyfaced Courtney Schulhoff was just 16 when she plotted her father’s murder and enlisted her 20 year-old boyfriend’s help in carrying it out. Steven Schulhoff, 48, was found beaten to death in the family’s Altamonte Springs, Fla., apartment on Feb. 10, 2004.
In what may be a case of mistaken identity, mistaken address, or mistaken vial of meds, Seminole County Florida man Thomas Edwards reportedly showed up at his girlfriend’s house to propose — except he was naked and it wasn’t her house, and the man in the home, who summoned police, did not know Edwards.
Would you trust this man with you teenage daughter? Florida man Ramon Renfro seems to have been permitted to take six teenagers camping, before allegedly getting them drunk with the hard alcohol he brought along, and then sexually assaulting the three girls, ages 14, 15 and 16.
Jessica Lunsford was abducted from her home by repeat sex offender John Couey when she was nine. After her notably horrific murder, her father pursued legislation for stricter sex offender monitoring, resulting in the Jessica Lunsford Act. Jessica would be 17 today.
A drunk driving stripper named Chastity, an accused batterer named Lovely and other perps whose names lend an additional sting to their alleged crimes.
Most people would be surprised at how many alleged perps call 911 while in the act of breaking the law; from stealing a car, to making a drug deal, police trace the accidental calls and quickly make arrests. This case, however, stunned even police and may be a new record: man accidentally calls 911 while planning a murder.
In 1976, James Sullivan married Atlanta socialite Lita McClinton, and the two moved to glamorous Palm Beach. Lita proved an impediment to James’s obsession with social climbing, and their marriage fell apart. One morning, a man delivering flowers shot and killed Lita. It would take 14 years to crack the case and bring her conniving husband to trial.
In December, 2010, 14-year-old Naples, Fla., boy Alex Crain called 911. He told the operator that both his parents had been shot and pleaded for police to “please hurry.” When asked who shot his parents, Alex cried, “I did.”
Do you recognize this woman? Police in Sumter County, Florida, are hoping this composite sketch will help identify a murder victim whose remains were discovered in Wildwood near State Road 44 and Interstate 75 on April 22. Police say she was shot to death two to four weeks prior to being found.