Extreme Perk Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 27. April 2013 07:37

Men try to cash in on $3M insurance scams by lopping off their hands

One can track how grim the economic crisis is in Europe by how desperate people are to cash in. Two cases of men in Spain amputating their own hands for insurance payoffs have been uncovered by investigators, who note a 50-percent jump in fraud over the last five years. In one instance, the claimant sliced off his hand with an electric saw, then said he'd lost it in a car accident and filed 11 claims worth more than $3 million. Jose Luis Nieto of the investigating company noted the cut was simply too clean and suggested a friend might have taken care of the gory details. "A surgeon would never have done it," he said.



More Extreme Faith Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 26. April 2013 06:57

Baby girl sacrificed on bonfire after sect leader says tot is the Antichrist, Chile cops say

Chilean police on Thursday arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual because the leader of the sect believed that the end of the world was near and that the child was the Antichrist. The 3-day-old baby was taken to a hill in the town of Colliguay near the Chilean port of Valparaiso on Nov. 21 and was thrown into a bonfire. The baby's mother, 25-year-old Natalia Guerra, had allegedly approved the sacrifice and was among those arrested.

"The baby was naked. They strapped tape around her mouth to keep her from screaming. Then they placed her on a board. After calling on the spirits they threw her on the bonfire alive," said Miguel Ampuero, of the Police investigative Unit, Chile's equivalent of the FBI.

Authorities said the 12-member sect was formed in 2005 and was led by Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete, 36, who remains at large. "Everyone in this sect was a professional," Ampuero said. "We have someone who was a veterinarian and who worked as a flight attendant, we have a filmmaker, a draftsman. Everyone has a university degree."





More Faith Based Judgment With Unfortunate Results

by Hal Mooz 23. April 2013 11:39

Second child of faith-healing couple dies after no medical care

A faith-healing couple serving probation for the death of their 2-year-old son is in trouble once again after a second child died.The 8-month-old son of Herbert and Catherine Schaible, fundamentalist Christians who believe in the power of prayer ahead of modern medicine, died last week, according to Philadelphia Police spokeswoman Jillian Russell.

The couple have been serving a 10-year probation sentence in the 2009 death of 2-year-old Kent Schaible.

At a hearing Monday, Philadelphia Judge Benjamin Lerner said the Schaibles violated the most important condition of their probation: to seek medical care for their remaining children.

Pennsylvania law says parents have a legal duty to protect their children's health and safety, although the law does not specify if or when medical care must be sought.

Prosecutors said Kent could have been saved with basic medical care -- probably even over-the-counter medication -- but the couple relied on prayer instead. Defense attorneys argued that their clients did not know how sick the child was, and their beliefs played no role in their decision.



Extreme Faith Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 22. April 2013 20:07

Faith - Strong Belief Without Proof

Officials: Hospitalized bombing suspect says he and brother acted alone, motivated by religion

The hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction has told investigators that he and his brother were motivated by religion but were not in contact with overseas terrorists or groups, officials said.

Tsarnaev, who has injuries to his tongue preventing him from speaking properly, also indicated that he and his brother conceived the bombing attack on their own, and were motivated by religious fervor.



Unusual Addiction Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 21. April 2013 16:16


Perk Pressure Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 18. April 2013 14:33

NYC man embezzles $376,000 worth of ... copy machine toner?

Adrian Rodriguez, 39, of Queens, N.Y., was recently convicted of stealing a staggering $376,000-plus of copy machine toner while employed at a Manhattan law firm. Rodriguez worked in the firm's duplicating department for 10 years and was apparently ordering far more toner than necessary and reselling it himself - $10 a box for black ink, $15 a box for color.



Extreme Emotion Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 17. April 2013 09:06

Philadelphia dad accused of beating 3-month-old son to death

A Philadelphia father has been accused of beating his 3-month-old son to death. Samuel Cabrera, 27, was arrested and charged with murder. Last Tuesday, 3-month-old Samuel Cabrera Jr., of the 600 block of North 63rd Street, was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in critical condition.

Doctors say the baby had suffered two broken bones, a ruptured spleen and liver and that all of his abdominal organs had been crushed. The child later died from his injuries. When Cabrera and the child’s mother were questioned, sources close to the investigation say the couple gave conflicting stories.

Sources told NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez that Cabrera eventually confessed to killing his own child. He was arrested and charged with murder.



Power and Perk Pressure Based Decision Judgment

by Hal Mooz 12. April 2013 15:17

Chicago Grandma Accused of Commissioning Grandson to Kill Grandpa

A Chicago grandmother and grandson are accused of teaming up to kill the grandfather before allegedly going on a shopping spree with his money. William Strickland was shot to death March 2 as he waited outside his house for a bus to take him to a weekly dialysis appointment. At a hearing Saturday, prosecutors said that Janet Strickland and William D. Strickland conspired to kill William Strickland in order to get his money, according to WLS.

Shortly after Strickland’s death, neighbors saw his teenage grandson driving a shiny new red sports car. “Everybody was saying, ‘Well, how did he get the money to get it? And who gave it to him?’” neighbor Tyrese Kyles told WLS. “That’s what all the speculation was about.” Prosecutors said the car was a payment from the grandmother to the grandson for the alleged murder. The teenager also got new tattoos, shoes and a phone, according to WLS.





Peer Pressure Based Judgment

by Hal Mooz 12. April 2013 12:40

Austin Price Dead: San Leandro Teen Killed While Playing Chicken With Amtrak Train

A 15-year-old boy was killed while playing a game of chicken with an Amtrak train in San Lorenzo on Thursday evening.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Austin Price of Hayward was hit by a train at about 6 p.m. on Thursday. Price and two teenage friends had reportedly been walking home from high school and were playing chicken with the train. The other two teens were shaken, but not injured, reported KTVU. 



Texting - Can Be An Addiction Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 12. April 2013 07:30

Fatal text message: Parents reveal son's last text before fatal accident

Texting and driving is something that so many people speak out against, and some parents are now trying to strengthen that fight. UPI.com reported on Thursday, April 11, 2013, that the parents of a Northern Colorado student, who died while texting and driving, have shared a photo of their late son's fatal text message.

22-year-old Alexander Heit was responding to a text message back on April 3, 2013, when he drifted into oncoming traffic. He jerked the wheel, overcompensated, and rolled his car off the road. Heit died shortly after the accident in Greeley, Colorado.

His phone was later found in the car, and it appears he was sending a fatal text message that was cut off in mid-sentence. His parents have chosen to shares a picture of the phone hoping it will remind everyone how dangerous it is to text and drive. "Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw," read Heit's last text. Eyewitnesses say that Heit had his head down when he began to drift into the oncoming traffic and then lost control of his car.




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