Mother who ‘took a Lyft to dump her four-year-old son’s body in a Baltimore dumpster’ says before he died, he was put in a hot bath and had burns so severe that his skin was floating around him

  • Malachi Lawson, 4, was reported missing from his grandmother’s home in Baltimore on Thursday, August 1 by his mother, Alicia Lawson, 25
  • But police said the boy had in fact been dead all along, despite an FBI search
  • Alicia and her partner Shatika Lawson, 40, were arrested and charged
  • Alicia reportedly told police that Malachi suffered severe burns before his death 
  • He was put in a bath so hot that his skin was floating around him, she claimed
  • Police said they feared getting punished, so tried to treat the burns themselves 
  • Alicia, 25, found her son unresponsive nine days later in a ‘puddle of wetness’ 
  • She allegedly wrapped him in blanket and took a Lyft to dumpster 10 miles away
  • Both women face involuntary manslaughter and child abuse charges, police said.

A Maryland mother who, ‘took a Lyft to a dumpster’ to allegedly dump her four-year-old son’s body, has confessed to police that he was put in a hot bath and had suffered burns so severe that his skin was floating in the water around him.

Authorities, including the FBI, had been searching for Malachi Lawson after he was reported missing from the porch of his grandmother’s home in Baltimore on Thursday, August 1.

But the boy’s mother Alicia Lawson admitted on Friday night that Malachi was actually dead. She and her wife, Shatika Lawson, 40, have both been charged in connection to the child’s death.

Alicia, 25, led police to Malachi’s remains on Saturday. His body was found in a metal trash bin and had ‘obvious signs of injury’.

A Maryland mother who, ‘took a Lyft to a dumpster’ to allegedly get rid of four-year-old Malachi Lawson’s body, confessed to police that he was put in a hot bath and had burns so severe that his skin was floating in the water around him.

Charging documents released Monday have revealed more details leading up to the boy’s death.

The documents say Alicia and Shatika told police that Malachai was burned by bath water so hot that his skin was floating around him.

Police said they feared getting punished, so tried to treat the burns themselves.

They said Alicia found her son unresponsive nine days later in a ‘puddle of wetness’.

She allegedly wrapped him in a blanket and caught a Lyft to a dumpster nearly 10 miles away.

Investigators said they tested the water at the couple’s home but found that ‘at no time’ did the bath water exceed lukewarm temperatures.

Both women face charges including involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and false statements.

The pair could face further charges once a medical examination has been completed, police commissioner Michael Harrison warned.

Malachi had likely been dead since August 1, police said.

The FBI grew suspicious after finding that the mother reportedly had searched for trash collection sites on the web, prosecutors claim.

The boy’s mother, Alicia Lawson (left), admitted on Friday night that Malachi was actually dead and not missing. She and her wife, Shatika Lawson (right), 40, have both been charged in connection to the child’s death.


Speaking on Saturday, commissioner Harrison said: ‘Last night after extensive interviews with Malachi’s mother, Alicia Lawson, she confessed that her son was not missing, but deceased.

‘She subsequently gave detectives the location of the child’s remains which were in the 5500 block of Haddon Avenue.

Baltimore police, Maryland state police and the FBI all assisted the ultimately futile search for Malachi when he was initially reported missing.

The child’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, Harrison said.

The investigation has been handed over to Baltimore Police’s homicide division.

Shatika Lawson’s lawyer said she had no malicious intent.


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Case dismissed for man who shot and killed two burglars

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The Deerfield man who shot and killed two people in May after they broke into his home appeared in Deerfield Town Court Monday night, according to our news partners WKTV.

Ronald Stolarcyzk, 64, interrupted a burglary at his home in Deerfield, then shot and killed the two suspects with an illegally owned handgun, according to police

Police identified the two people killed as Patricia Anne Talerico, 57, of Utica and her nephew, Nicholas Talerico, 27 of Utica.

Stolarcyzk was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, with investigators saying he used his deceased father’s gun, which was never registered to Ronald Stolarcyzk.

The Oneida County District Attorney had said Stolarcyzk’s actions seemed justified.

Monday night, Judge Thomas Larkin dropped the charges against Stolarczyk and dismissed his case in the interest of justice, WKTV reported.

Stolarczyk’s attorney, Mark Wolber, has been asking since the beginning for the charges to be dropped.

“The district attorney’s office has been very agreeable with us and I believe they did the right thing,” Wolber told WKTV. “But this is what I thought was the right outcome from the beginning, given all the facts and circumstances of the case and I am very pleased and gratified that this is the result.”

Stolarczyk shared of few words of his own with WKTV.

“I was just in fear for my life and I had to act right away because I said hold it right there and they just kept coming and I realized if they were able to grab the gun from me I’d probably be dead,” Stolarczyk told WKTV. “I think its a very good outcome, I’m happy that all the charges were dropped.”

Stolarczyk is still not able to live in his home due to the condition of the structure, but he says he is safe where he is staying, according to WKTV.


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A$AP Rocky Reunites With Ex Kendall Jenner After Release From Jail

A$AP Rocky is fresh out of jail and he’s got two things on his mind: God, and his ex Kendall Jenner.

The recently-released rapper got to spend time with both on Sunday (August 4) while attending Kanye West’s Sunday Service. A$AP showed his gratitude to the Man upstairs and Mr. West —who initially pushed for the 30-year-old rapper’s freedom, asking President Donald Trump to get him released from a Swedish jail — by showing up to the weekly gospel performance where he was filmed talking to Kendall.

The former couple was all smiles as they chatted alongside A$AP Ferg. As fans know, Kendall and A$AP go way back. The two quietly dated from 2016 to 2017. Despite not being spotted together since, nothing says “it’s time for a reunion” quiet like you ex’s brother-in-law helping to get your freedom.

A$AP’s Sunday service outing came just two days after his release from Swedish custody. The “Pups” rapper was held behind bars for nearly a month before a Swedish judge decided to release him from jail, pending the verdict in his assault case, which will be announced on August 14.

On Thursday (August 1), A$AP made an emotional plea to Swedish judges, asking for his freedom, TMZ reported. “I have spent a month in Sweden. This is my 5th or 6th time here. I have seen the most beautiful architecture. And the not-so-nice things … what I want is justice. I want my name to be cleared. Justice for all of us,” A$AP told the court. He later added, per the outlet’s report, that if he’s found not guilty, he doesn’t want money, he can earn that back. TMZ was the first to report that the Swedish Government “could be on the line to pay him millions for the time he’s spent locked up.”

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Burglary at Rep. Elijah Cummings’s Baltimore home reported hours before controversial Trump tweet

U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) during a news conference to introduce H.R.1, the ‘For the People Act,’ on the U.S. Capitol on Friday, January 4, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Baltimore police are investigating a reported burglary at the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings early last Saturday morning, which occurred hours before President Donald Trump blasted the Maryland Democrat on Twitter for representing a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” of a district.

Police said the burglary was reported at 3:40 a.m. at Cummings’ house.

“At this time, it is unknown if any property was taken from the location,” a police spokesman said.

Cummings’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump drew a firestorm of criticism later Saturday morning after he posted several tweets blasting Cummings, who as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee is conducting investigations into the Trump administration.

Cummings had drawn Trump’s ire for, among other things, challenging acting head of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan during a hearing on conditions at the southern border and children who have been separated from their parents.

Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, called Trump’s tweets “racist” and “dangerous.” A number of Republicans, while not directly criticizing Trump, said his tweets about Cummings were not a good idea.

But Trump double downed Sunday, when he tweeted that “Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore. ”

He called Cummings, who is black, a “racist,” later that same day.

On Tuesday, Trump said that living in Baltimore is “like living in hell.”

Baltimore had the third-highest number of incidents of violent crime per 100,000 residents in 2017, with 2,027, according to FBI statistics.

Trump on Thursday continued his attacks on Cummings.

Speaking to reporters on the south lawn of the White House as news of the break-in began spreading online, Trump said that the responsibility for Baltimore’s conditions lies with “people who’ve run Baltimore, headed up by Cummings.”

In fact, Cummings does not run Baltimore, he represents residents of the city in Congress. Baltimore’s chief executive is its mayor, Bernard Young.

“We’ve given billions to Baltimore they appreciate it,” the president said. “It’s the No. 1 city in U.S. for crime … it’s worse than Honduras.”

“Cummings hasn’t helped the people,” Trump said.

Police: Woman seen on Walmart footage peeing on potatoes turns herself in


Weird occurrences with food in public places just keep happening.

A woman seen on surveillance footage urinating on Walmart potatoes has turned herself in to police.

According to the West Mifflin Police Department in Pennsylvania, officers responded to a Walmart store on July 25 for a criminal mischief report.

An employee said he noticed urine on the floor near the potatoes in the produce section. Sure enough, after police pulled up video footage, a female was seen peeing in the potato bins around 10 p.m. the night of July 24.

Detectives were able to identify the female as Grace Brown and initiated contact with her, according to police.

Brown, along with her attorney, came to the police station on July 30 and officially turned herself in.


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Police Choke Out Man For Selling Water Without A License


Las Vegas police arrested a man for selling bottled water without a license as witnesses recorded.

A man selling cold bottled water to thirsty tourists on a triple-digit summer day in Las Vegas was placed in a chokehold by Las Vegas police who apparently were cracking down on unlicensed street vendors.

“I can’t breathe” the man wheezes as one cop tightens the chokehold around his neck. But the cop only tells him to “quit resisting.”

“Saying he is resisting won’t make him be resisting,” says a witness as the cops continues repeating the mindless phrase.

“We’re watching you.”

The man does not resist throughout the video but the cops continue to tell him not to resist.

“You’re the only one that committed a crime,” another witness tells the cops.

The video was posted to Facebook Friday with the following description:

This video is someone I know. Jimmy Williams was exercising his right to support himself and/or his family. He was selling water in Las Vegas on a hot day. Do you still think you are free? Do you still think Police are your friends? This is what promoters, water sellers, smut peddlers etc go through everyday on the Las Vegas Strip trying to make a living and trying to put smiles on peoples faces. You have the right to pursue happiness. Whatever that is do it as long as ye harm no one. The police are nothing but a domestic terrorist organization. More people need to wake up. Its not easy. Waking up is hard to do especially when you have been indoctrinated. Rebirth is relearning what you have been taught. Life is not butterflies and crayons. Its not going to be pretty. Its going to a long lonely road but I for one would rather die standing up than to comply. Tis better to burn out than it is to fade cause rust never sleeps.

“They need to train these guys,” one woman exclaims but the video shows they are doing exactly as they are trained. From the chokehold to the knee on the back, they are only trained in how to control people whether they need to be controlled or not.

The video ends with the handcuffed man laying face down in a puddle of water from his own cooler yelling out his phone number to notify his friends or family that he has been arrested.


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