A very bad man in Maine is charged with a very weird murder. Prosecutors say Bruce Akers used a machete to try and decapitate a neighbor (is "nearly decapitating" worse? because that's what happened), then buried the victim's remains together with the partially decomposed carcasses of deer he killed previously.
A York County grand jury indicted the 58-year-old Mr. Akers today, reports The Portland Press Herald. He has been held without bail since his June 11 arrest.
From the Associated Press:
A police affidavit says Akers called police a day before 55-year-old Douglas Flint was reported missing by his family last month to accuse him of stealing a six-pack of alcoholic beverages.
Akers was charged after police questioned him and found the body of Flint under a pile of rotting dear carcasses.
Okay. And from CBS News:
The affidavit by state police detective Corey Pike outlined run-ins and unusual behavior by Akers, who allegedly trespassed and bathed in Flint's swimming pool.
But it was Akers who said he'd been aggrieved by the neighbor, blurting to York County Sheriff's Department investigators: "The guy just wouldn't leave me alone."
Police obtained a search warrant after Akers shook his head "no" when asked if his neighbor was alive and told them he could bring them to the body. Under further questioning, he told detectives he'd been planning to contact them but that he wanted "a few hours of freedom."
Peter K. Rosenthal faces an existential crisis after watching ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ and learning the nature of his predicament. For as long as I remember I’ve been imprisoned here, forced to watch an endless cavalcade of rote, insipid moviemaking. … Every DVD I watch is slipped in on a tray. Recently, for some reason, they’ve […]
Glenn Payette is a TV news reporter for CBC in Newfoundland and Labrador. Over the years, his pronunciation of the name of the province’s capital has undergone an amazing transformation. Previously: Gustavo Almadovar
The season 7 gem starring Principal Skinner and Superintendant Chalmers has seen a massive uptick in meme activity in late 2017. Here are some highlights:
Trains may not be the most popular means of conveyance nowadays, but chances are you grew up playing with toy trains or building a model set to wrap around the Christmas tree. In either case, it’s safe to say that locomotives have long carried a unique sense of awe and scale, especially when they’re hundreds […]
When it comes to redesigning or renovating a living space, envisioning changes before they occur can be tricky for most. Thankfully, the web is home to tools that can remove some of the guesswork, like Live Home 3D Pro for Mac. This app lets you create detailed and furnished floor plans for everything from sheds and […]
For many startups and fledgling businesses, web hosting — and the fees associated with it — can take a sizeable chunk out of the company budget and limit growth down the road. But, that’s not to say there aren’t hosts out there who can get your site online while staying within your budget. Arch Hosting is a […]