This one took a while to come around. Karina Rafter, 43, was charged with first-degree murder and using a firearm in the Dec. 9, 2016, murder of John R. Rafter Jr., 48, who died of a shotgun wound to his head. He was discovered by his teen son, after the boy woke up that morning in the family home in the 2100 block of Flint Hill Road. The boy called police and deputies responded at 8:45 a.m., finding Rafter’s body in his bedroom.
A shotgun was found near the body.
At the time, Rafter was married but separated from his wife, Karina, who was living in Chesterfield County. She was a person of interest in the case from the start of the investigation.
John Rafter worked as a senior support specialist for Capital One and had filed for divorce from his wife on July 13, 2016. A trial date on the matter was to have been set Dec. 13, four days after Rafter's murder.
In his divorce petition, he alleged that his wife had a history of alcoholism and had physically assaulted both of their chi…
Is there anything more vile than a group of adults joining together to dole out and hide abuse against children? Especially when they are adults who have been specifically trusted with the welfare of kids. Healthcare workers, daycare staff, babysitters, and nannies - people we trust with all our heart to love and nourish them just as we would, seem to deliver a double tragedy when they are the ones who harm our babies.
I was looking through todays news stories for something to post. Finding bad girls, or those accused of badness, isn't as hard as some may think. Although there are plenty every morning, most kill for love or money, some for mental illness such as PPD or Munchausen by proxy.
I present to you today, casual crime reader, with cases of daycare abuse and murder. I found several in todays headlines, including one featuring an 11-year-old babysitter in Maryland who just last week killed a one year old relative.
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Morgan told me about more than just the first meeting between her a Daryl. She detailed her interest in being his slave and why it still to this day means something to her. I find Morgan to be believable and the things she says rings true compared to similar cases Ive seen.
I don't think she meant to kill anyone. This is a case where emotions and feeling important to someone controlled everything. And when I say CONTROLLED, DAMN!
She talks in detail about why she liked being his slave and what it meant to her. She explains the thrill she gets from sitting at his feet and obeying his every command. The letter is part of the rewards my readers get at Patreon. Check it out. There is some exclusive content there as well…
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