Kayenta Man Confesses to Rape and Suffocation-Murder of Woman, 18, Says FBI

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A Navajo man anally raped his buddy's 18-year-old girlfriend on a dark road south of Kayenta early Sunday, then either suffocated or strangled her, federal court records allege.

The woman's half-naked body was found in a ditch, a tire track over her chest.

Sankey Reid, 30, admitted he drove over her body before going home to bed, says an FBI affidavit.

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Berserk Man Dies After Fight With Cops Inside Diner; Tased Four Times

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A fight Sunday night in a Phoenix diner between police officers and a berserk man on a destructive rampage ended when the man fell ill and died after he was tased four times.

Police haven't yet released the name of the 38-year-old white man, pending notification of his family.

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Seven Phoenix-Area Parents Arrested on Child-Abuse Charges Over the Weekend

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Alejandro Hernandez

Seven parents were arrested this weekend on felony child-abuse charges in the Phoenix area, which is an unusually high number of arrests.

Based on county booking records, there were 13 child-abuse arrests in the entire month of February, and 18 in March, an average of roughly one child-abuse arrest every other day. Read on for more information about this weekend's cases:

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Phoenix Man Accused of Biting, Ripping Out Hair of 1-Year-Old Daughter

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The parents of a 1-year-old Phoenix girl have been arrested after police discovered the girl's father allegedly had bitten her and ripped out her hair.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the girl's father, 18-year-old Abiezer Zuniga, "began to laugh" while describing to police how he bit the girl.

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Tempe Man Accused of Stealing $25,000 Diamond as April Fools' Day "Prank"

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Cubic zirconia.

Some people seem to misunderstand the concept of April Fools' Day.

One such person is 27-year-old Phuoc Tran, who police say stole a $25,000 diamond as his April Fools' Day "prank."

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Glendale Woman Gave STD to Boy, 13 -- and She's Pregnant, Says Report

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One of Areola-Hernandez's Facebook pictures.
The 23-year-old Glendale woman we told you about Thursday, Anna Areola-Hernandez (or "Tiny Hernandez," as she called herself on Facebook), gave a 13-year-old boy an undisclosed STD, and she believes she's pregnant with his child, a police report says.

She's been in contact with other boys, cops state.

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Anna Areola-Hernandez, 23, Posed as Teen Online, Had Sex with Young Boy, Cops Say

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Anna Areola-Hernandez, seen here in a Facebook image, was arrested today on suspicion of having sex with a boy under 15 whom she met online while pretending to be a teen herself.
A 23-year-old Glendale woman who pretended to be a teen online had sex with at least one boy under 15, police say.

Anna Areola-Hernandez, who sports a tattoo of a pair of red lips on her neck, was booked into jail today on suspicion of three counts each of sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, unlawful age misrepresentation, and "adult posing as a minor for a sexual conduct act."

Now police are asking parents to check their kids' social-media history for any sign of her.

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Carjacker Shot and Killed by Police in Downtown Phoenix

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A Phoenix police officer shot and killed a man Tuesday outside CityScape.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, detectives near 21st Avenue and Dunlap ran a records check Tuesday on the license plate of a truck listed as stolen. The detectives started following the truck, occupied by Craig Uran, 26, and Jessica Hicks, 23, when Uran made a U-turn, and pointed a gun at one of the detectives.

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City Bus Thief Goes on Wild Ride Over Railroad Tracks, Crashes Into a Backyard

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A man stole an Orbit bus in Tempe on Tuesday morning and crashed it into a backyard fence.
A man believed to be high on drugs stole an Orbit bus in Tempe this morning and took it for a dangerous ride through neighborhoods and across railroad tracks before crashing into a backyard fence.

The suspect, later identified as James Martin, 26, was taken into custody after he jumped into another backyard and was apparently stopped by a homeowner's dogs.

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Waiter Shot a Cook in the Head at Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, Police Say

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A waiter at a Chinese restaurant shot a cook in the head Sunday afternoon, police say.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, there were at least 15 people eating in the Good China restaurant, near 67th Avenue and Thomas Road when 33-year-old waiter David Ong shot a cook who was at work in the kitchen.

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