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July 24, 2014

Police: Man Killed Foster Mother

A 19-year-old Wasilla man has been accused of killing his foster mother by stabbing her in the neck with a steak knife. Kenneth Adams was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, and arson. According to an affidavit from the Alaska State Troopers, Mollie Ragonesi, 66, smelled smoke early Monday morning coming from Kenneth Adams' bedroom. Read more...

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Teen Buries Newborn in Backyard

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested after allegedly burying the body of her newborn child in her North Carolina backyard. Ashley Marie Reed, who kept her pregnancy a secret, turned herself in to authorities after they say the body of her 8.5-pound baby girl was discovered buried in a grocery bag outside her Franklin County house. The teen was charged with conceal/failure to report death, a felony, before being released on $50,000 bond. Read more...

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July 23, 2014

Mom Says She Killed 4-Year-Old

An East Texas woman is charged with murder after allegedly confessing to police that she killed her 4-year-old daughter. According to the station, 25-year-old Stacie Marie Parsons walked into a police department in Athens, Texas, on Monday and told officers that she had murdered her young child, Victoria Wyatt. The suspect is charged with capital murder. Read more...


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July 22, 2014

Suspects Suffocate Elderly Couple

Two suspects are facing charges in the case of an elderly Philadelphia couple found dead in their home. Investigators said 26-year-old Terry Ballard and 19-year-old Justin Smith admitted to playing roles in the strangulation deaths of 66-year-old Algladis Perry and 79-year-old Rufus Perry last week, according to the station. Read more...

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Convicted Killer Charged Again

A man convicted of killing his then-wife more than 20 years ago was arrested over the weekend and charged with killing his current wife. Lt. Chris Bailey says 50-year-old Tony Degrafreed was arrested Sunday after officers found his 47-year-old wife, Rebecca Degrafreed, dead from head trauma on the floor of her bedroom in an Indianapolis home. Read more...

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July 18, 2014

Neighbor Charged in Duffle Bag Murder

A recent art school graduate who had just moved into a rooming house was strangled and beaten to death by another tenant trying to rob her, police said. The victim, 23-year-old Laura Araujo, had begun living in the building in the Mantua section of Philadelphia just last week, police said. But she just as quickly decided to move out after an uncomfortable encounter with the next-door neighbor who later ended up killing her, police said. Read more...

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Mom Killed Outside Homeless Shelter

A Florida mother of four was shot and killed while standing near her car outside of a Miami homeless shelter. Anshamere Cephus, 28, known to friends as "Shay," was in front of a homeless shelter where her relative works when she was shot to death. Police aren't sure why she ended up there at 1 a.m. Authorities are searching for the person who pulled the trigger. Read more...

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July 17, 2014

3 Dead After Bank Robbery

Two suspects in a bank robbery and one of their hostages were killed after a car chase that ended in a gun battle in the central California city of Stockton. The violence began when officers responded to a call of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch in north Stockton. Arriving officers spotted three men taking three female hostages from the bank at gunpoint. The robbers stole a bank employee's SUV and led officers on the pursuit. Read more...

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July 16, 2014

Man Charged With 3 Murders

A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena, California, has been charged with three counts of murder. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday that 44-year-old John Izeal Smith also faces three counts of attempted murder. Smith is accused of killing 90-year-old Luis Fernando Aguiar inside a house and 59-year-old Maria Teresa Aguiar outside the dwelling. Read more...

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Woman's Body Found in Duffel Bag

Authorities are trying to identify a woman whose body was found stuffed inside a duffel bag next to a vacant home in northeast Philadelphia. Police say officers were called to the west Kensington area and the woman was pronounced dead shortly afterward. Investigators said a man picking through trash found the body, which was inside a trash bag inside the duffel bag with the victim's wrists and ankles bound together. Read more...

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July 15, 2014

Cassidy Donations Top $270K

Supporters have donated more than $270,000 in an online fundraising campaign for Texas teen Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor of a shooting massacre at her home last week that left her mother, father, and four siblings dead. Thousands of well-wishers took to the Gofundme.com site to donate and leave comments of support for Stay, 15, who spoke publicly for the first time at a public memorial for her family. Read more...

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Two Men Charged in April Homicide

Two city men have been charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the death of a Brooklyn, N.Y., man who police say was lured here to be robbed. Elizardo Montanez, 23, and Jesus Gonzalez, 32, both of Bridgeport, were charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the slaying of Ernesto Reyes-Santos on April 9. Read more...

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July 14, 2014

Accused Shooter Collapses in Court

A man charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of four children and their parents collapsed as the charges were recited against him in a Houston court. Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge during a probable cause hearing when he fell to the ground. Deputies lifted him to his feet and the 33-year-old stood for about another minute before collapsing again. He was taken out of the courtroom in a wheelchair, according to the station. Read more...

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Shooting Survivor Released From Hospital

A 15-year-old girl who survived being shot by her uncle in an attack that left her parents and four younger siblings dead said that she was on the road to recovery. Cassidy Stay thanked first responders Saturday while speaking to a crowd at an elementary school in her hometown of Spring, the Houston Chronicle reported. It was her first public appearance since the shootings. Read more...

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Elderly Couple Stabbed to Death

A man is in custody in northwest Indiana on Friday after he allegedly stabbed an elderly couple to death in two separate incidents. The middle-aged suspect is accused of killing 80-year-old Margarine Haywood at a hospital after he allegedly killed her husband, 88-year-old James Haywood, at the couple's home in Gary, Ind. Read more...

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July 11, 2014

Home Depot Fires Hot-Car Dad

The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV. Company spokeswoman Catherine Woodling confirmed that Justin Ross Harris no longer works for the company but wouldn't say when he was terminated. She said he'd been on leave without pay since his arrest. Read more...

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Flight Attendant Found in Car Trunk

The body of a woman found in an abandoned car in Gary, Ind., has been identified as belonging to Decarol Deloney-Cain, 54, a longtime flight attendant for United Airlines. The soon-to-be-divorced mother of three was identified by the serial numbers on her breast implants, the Lake County Deputy Coroner George Deliopoulos revealed. Read more...


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July 10, 2014

Mom Helped Bury Slain Toddler

A North Texas woman whose boyfriend has been accused of killing her toddler daughter faces charges that she helped bury the body under a bridge, according to police. Arlington city jail records show 17-year-old Alexis Botello was being held on charges of tampering with evidence and injury to a child. Botello was arrested with bond set at $125,000. She joins 20-year-old Joshua Markus Beard in jail. Beard was arrested earlier on a capital murder charge in the beating death of 18-month-old Tylea Moore. Read more...

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Trash Can Woman Identified

Police have identified the body of woman who was found in a trash can in southern Florida over Fourth of July weekend. Now they are hard at work trying to find out how she got there. Someone put the body of Sandy Celine, 31, in the garbage can near NW 54th St. and N. Miami Ave. in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood and apparently covered it with a yellow tarp. Read more...

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Cops Want Hot-Car Tot's Medical Records

Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. Search warrants and affidavits show that investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, any medical conditions he may have had, and information about his growth and development. Read more...

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R&B Singer Charged With Murdering Wife

A former member of the 1990s R&B group Hi-Five has been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of his wife in Houston. Police say 40-year-old Russell Neal walked into a sheriff's office on and told authorities his wife was dead at their home. Police say he was arrested and made no further comment. Read more...

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Woman Admits Murder in Video

A Florida woman suspected in her roommate's murder posted a disturbing Facebook video in which she admits to bashing his head against the floor and then stealing his phone so he couldn't call for help, police said. Donald Galvagni's self-confessed "violent" and "dangerous" roommate, Rosemarie Farid, 40, is now being held without bond after his battered body was discovered in his Sunrise home. Read more...

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July 09, 2014

4 Charged in Murder of Pub Owner

Bond has been set at $1 million for three of the four men charged in the murder of a popular Cleveland pub owner. Devonne Turner and brothers Brandon and Darien Jones made their first appearance in Cleveland Heights Municipal Court on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and two counts of kidnapping in the June 30 shooting death of 61-year-old Jim Brennan, according to the paper. Read more...

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July 07, 2014

Police Officer Killed on Birthday

A veteran police officer was shot and killed on his 47th birthday as he responded to a report of shots fired, authorities said. Three people have been taken into custody in connection with the death of Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Westerfield, who was working a night shift, was responding to a call of shots fired. Read more...

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Girl Riding Scooter Killed

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was shot and killed by a stray bullet. Police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis Rincon was struck at about 8:40 p.m. in Paterson. Two other children who were with her weren't injured. Read more...

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Suspect Arrested in Bourbon St. Shootings

A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with a gunfight that erupted on Bourbon Street, killing one bystander and wounding nine others on the thoroughfare of nightspots that is one of New Orleans' biggest tourist draws. Police chief Ronal Serpas said Trung T. Le was arrested in Mississippi. He will be extradited to Louisiana, where he faces one charge of first-degree murder and nine charges of attempted first-degree murder. Read more...


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July 04, 2014

Remains of Missing Teacher Found

Police say they have arrested the boyfriend of a missing teacher and are charging him with murder after a body was found in southwest Charlotte. Police Chief Rodney Monroe said the body was found around in a wooded area in the city's Steele Creek neighborhood during a search for missing 31-year-old Bianca Tanner. Officers arrested boyfriend Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. shortly after making the discovery. Monroe said a witness tipped police to the possible location of the body around midnight. Read more...

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Man Shot Toddler to Torture Dad

A man accused of killing a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl shot her in front of her father to torture him, state police said. The comments from Lt. Michael Shaw came after Raymone Jackson, 24, of Inkster, appeared in court on a first-degree murder charge and was sent back to jail with no bond. "The child was the intended target," Shaw told reporters outside court. "He was going to kill the child in front of this guy and then kill him afterward so that it would be the last thing he sees." Read more...

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July 03, 2014

Man Charged in Landfill Teen's Death

An 18-year-old Ohio man is charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping in the stabbing death of a teenage girl whose body was found at a Pennsylvania landfill. Police say Ricki D. Williams IV used a portable playpen bag to carry the body of 16-year-old Gina Burger past her mother as the woman waited outside her Youngstown-area apartment to file a missing person report. Read more...

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Two Confess to Killing Detective's Son

Two people have confessed to the shooting death of a San Antonio police detective's son. The body of Xavier Cordero, 20, was found in a cow pasture in southeast Bexar County on June 18. He's the son of a city cop. Cameo Marcus Clines, 19, who was taken into custody in an armed robbery case, faces a capital murder charge in Cordero's killing. Read more...

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Man Kills 88-Year-Old Father

David St. Onge, Sr., has been arrested for killing his 88-year-old father, Jack St. Onge of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County. The dead man's grandson, David S. Onge, Jr., also has been arrested for conspiring with his father to dispose of the body in northern Pennsylvania's Susquehanna County. Charges against the two men include abuse of a corpse. Read more...

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NJ Girl, 17, Fatally Shot

Police in Newark, N.J. are trying to identify potential witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed, just days after she graduated high school. Investigators say Cheyanne Bond was walking along a street in Newark with her ex-boyfriend when both teens were shot. Cheyanne was killed, but her ex-boyfriend survived. Read more...

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July 02, 2014

Dad Charged With Killing 8-Year-Old

A father has been charged with second-degree murder after his 8-year-old son was found dead inside the family's home. Police were called to the Queens home around 10 p.m. Sunday night, responding to reports of an emotionally disturbed person inside the residence, according to the station. Officers discovered 41-year-old Boujeke Kenmoe with self-inflicted wounds to his wrists, authorities said. Read more...

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Teacher's Murder Shocks Small Town

Police are hunting for a killer after they determined the death of a beloved, beautiful young North Carolina teacher found dead in her home over the weekend was murder. Margaret "Maggie" Daniels was found dead in her unlocked Newton, N.C. apartment, where police found no sign of a forced entry. Authorities have yet to say how the woman died. Her death was ruled a homicide Monday when an autopsy was performed. Read more...

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July 01, 2014

Second Suitcase Victim Identified

Investigators looking into the deaths of two women whose remains were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway in June have identified the second victim in the case. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer from West Allis, Wis., is a suspect in the deaths. He's been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse. Police working the case in Lake Geneva, Wis., asked for the dental records of Oakridge woman Jenny Gamez from an office in Cottage Grove, said Cottage Grove Police Commander Conrad Gagner. According to WDJT, the dental records were used to positively identify the body on Monday. Gamez went missing from her foster father's Cottage Grove home in 2012. Read more...

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June 30, 2014

Defense Attorney Fatally Shot

Officials say a defense attorney well known in his small, southern Kentucky town has been shot and killed outside of his law office. Somerset police say Mark Stanziano, 57, was shot multiple times outside his downtown office. Police have arrested Clinton D. Inabnitt, 40, of Somerset. Read more...

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June 26, 2014

Man Arrested in Suitcase Murders

Wisconsin police have arrested a 52-year-old man in connection with the bodies of two women found stuffed into suitcases in early June. Town of Geneva police said Wednesday that Stephen Zelich, of West Allis, a Milwaukee suburb, was taken into custody, and that one of the victims had been identified. No charges were announced. Read more...

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Teacher Charged With Killing Boyfriend

A special education teacher in Tennessee is charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend. Stephanie Cole, 36, who taught at Martin Elementary School in Martin, Tenn., was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend, 31-year-old Louis Tammaro, a local construction businessman. Read more...

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June 25, 2014

2 Killed, Several Wounded in Shooting

Two people were killed and multiple others wounded following a shooting early in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, police said. Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso said the dead include a 20-year-old man and a teenage girl. Police officials say a 17-year-old girl was critically wounded in the shooting which happened near an intersection around 2:30 a.m. Read more...

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Police ID Victims of Triple Murder

Three people are dead following an early morning shooting in southeast Wichita. Shortly after midnight, a woman called 911 from the basement of a home saying someone was shooting a gun upstairs. When officers entered the basement, they found the body of a 20-year-old woman. Her five-month-old son was found unharmed next to her. Police say she called 911 before she was shot. The suspect, 41-year-old Vinh Van Nguyen, was taken in for questioning then booked for capital murder. Read more...

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Husband Charged in Murder

Prosecutors have now charged the husband of a woman from Ozark, Missouri with her death and with setting a fire in her home. Aaron Wayne Clemons is charged with 1st degree murder, kidnapping, armed criminal action, arson and several counts of child endangerment. Ozark Police Chief Lyle Hodges says Clemons was arrested at a hospital in Springfield. Read more...

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Grandmother's Body Found in Minivan

A silver alert for a missing 74-year-old woman ended in tragedy when her body was found in the back of her minivan outside her nudist home in Florida. Sylvia Rosalie Schmitt's 18-year-old grandson, Brandon Machetto, has been charged with her murder after he was found driving her body away from her home in Lutz, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a press conference. Read more...

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June 24, 2014

Doctor Charged With Wife's Murder

Dr. Robert M. Neulander, a prominent Central New York obstetrician-gynecologist, has been arraigned Monday and charged with murder in connection with his wife's death in 2012. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick's office has been investigating the death of Leslie Neulander, the doctor's wife, since her death Sept. 17, 2012. Neulander also was charged with evidence tampering. Read more...

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Man Killed Girlfriend in Front of Daughter

A man who authorities say stabbed his girlfriend to death in front of her daughter on a beach in Louisiana has been arrested. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said that 28-year-old Randy Marcel is jailed on suspicion that he stabbed 34-year-old Jennifer Dorzier in Grand Isle, She was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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Home Invasion Suspect Linked to Murder

A man accused of robbing and sexually assaulting an elderly woman in a home invasion is now a suspect in the murder of a Michigan mother found dead earlier this year, police say. The body of Yolanda Reyes, 40, was found by a construction crew in Walker in May, nearly a month after she disappeared. No arrests have been made in the case. Shawn Jarrett, 50, was only named a suspect by police recently following his arrest Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting an elderly woman. Read more...

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June 23, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Holiday Killings

San Diego police say a man has been arrested in the holiday-season killings of two brothers and a woman one of them was engaged to marry. Police Lt. Mike Hastings says 29-year-old Carlo Gallopa was arrestedbooked on suspicion of three counts of murder. Authorities say Salvadore Belvedere and Ilona Flint were found fatally shot in the parking lot of a San Diego mall in the early hours of Christmas Eve. Belvedere's brother, Gianni, who was Flint's fiancé, disappeared about the same time. He was found shot to death in a car's trunk 3 ½ weeks later some 90 miles away in Riverside. Read more...

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Burglary Suspect Charged With Murder

An Oregon teenager accused of nighttime break-ins of occupied homes now faces a murder charge. Police in Albany, about 60 miles south of Portland, learned that 36-year-old Angela Stephenson had been shot last month when her 8-year-old son called 911 to say he'd been awakened by a noise and found his mother bleeding on the kitchen floor and the back door to the apartment unlocked. Read more...


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June 20, 2014

Teen, 14, Fatally Stabs Student

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the stabbing death of another 14-year-old student during a fight Wednesday afternoon outside a Bronx middle school. Police said the victim, Timothy Crump, died after being stabbed several times in the stomach following the fight. Noel Estevez, of the Bronx, was arrested and charged as an adult with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Read more...

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Man Charged in Death of Disabled Girl

A man left to care for a severely disabled Yonkers girl who died in 2012 after years of reported neglect surrendered to face charges of criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child. Oscar Thomas, 28, of the Bronx was arraigned in Westchester County Court, where the indictment was unsealed, and is being held without bond. His arrest comes a week after the girl's mother — then his fiancee and now his wife — was arrested in the case. Read more...

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Teen Charged With Murder, Violent Spree

An Albany teenager has been formally accused of murder and a burst of violent crimes in Linn County, Albany Police Department officials confirmed. 18-year-old Lucius Gentry Wilson III was charged with the murder of Angela Stephenson in mid-May, the rape of a woman at a nearby Albany apartment a week earlier, an armed robbery and several residential burglaries. Read more...

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June 19, 2014

Mom Accused of Poisoning Son

A 26-year-old woman who documented her young son's persistent illness on social media was charged with killing him by poisoning him with sodium. Lacey Spears was indicted in Westchester County, N.Y. on charges of second-degree depraved murder and first-degree manslaughter in the January death of 5-year-old Garnett Spears. Read more...

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June 18, 2014

Woman, 22, Charged in Boyfriend's Death

A Southeast Texas woman pursuing a career in law enforcement has been charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend. Galveston County jail records show 22-year-old Claudia Kristine Esquivel was being held on a murder charge. Online jail records do not list an attorney for Esquivel, who was arrested Monday and jailed without bond following a 911 call by her mother about a family violence incident. Read more...

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Elderly Woman Found Dead in Freezer

The roommate of an elderly northern Indiana woman whose body was found in a freezer has been arrested. Daniel Shoffner, 47, is being held on a preliminary charge of murder pending further investigation, according to the station. Police were called to the shared LaPorte, Ind., home and discovered the unidentified victim, a woman in her 70s, dead in a freezer. Read more...

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June 16, 2014

Man Arrested in Brother's Death

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after his brother was fatally shot during a weekend family birthday celebration in South Los Angeles. Los Angeles police Lt. Jeff Nolte says 40-year-old Louis Hill was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder. Nolte says Louis Hill is suspected of fatally shooting his 48-year-old brother Derrick Hill on the 800 block of E. 78th Street. Read more...

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Man Kills 3 in Four Days

Kevin Simpson's reign of terror went on for four days. The manhunt to track him down would take another ten. One week after his initial arrest for the death of 12-year-old Shanizya Taft, police say they have enough evidence to link the 20-year-old to two murders and an attempted murder. His alleged victims now also include 27-year-old Martel Jackson and 15-year-old Oscar Torres. Read more...

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June 12, 2014

Disabled Girl Found in Fridge

The father of a disabled girl believed his daughter was alive when he spoke to her mother just days before - not dead and stuffed inside a refrigerator. Neighbors told Houston Police they hadn't seen the 9-year-old girl that suffered from cerebral palsy for months and went looking for her in the mother's unlocked apartment. To their horror, they found a child's tiny body wrapped in a blanket inside the fridge. Read more...

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June 11, 2014

Teen Who Shot Fetus Arrested

Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with shooting a pregnant Pennsylvania teenager last month, killing her fetus. Court papers show that Eric Taylor of Duquesne was arrested Tuesday. He's facing criminal homicide and other charges in last month's shooting of 15-year-old DaRae Delgado, who was seven months pregnant when she was shot by someone who knocked on the door of her home, covered the peephole and then opened fire when she answered. Read more...

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June 10, 2014

Father Kills Daughter's Molester

Police say an Alabama man is charged with killing the man who molested his daughter more than a decade ago. Sheriff's officials say the father is charged with murder in the shooting of 59-year-old Raymond Earl Brooks. The Associated Press isn't naming the suspect to protect his daughter's identity. Brooks was a registered sex offender who was shot to death at his home in rural Cullman County. Read more...

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June 06, 2014

Mutilated Body Found on Cape Cod

A mutilated body was discovered on a Cape Cod beach, the District Attorney's Office announced. Officials offered few details about the discovery on Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Mass., but said a passer-by noticed something suspicious and called police. The body is believed to have been dumped at the beach, which is being treated as a secondary crime scene. Read more...

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Car Thief Charged With Murder

A man suspected of stealing a car from a woman later found dead in her northwest suburban home this week has now been charged with her murder. Howard E. Dibbern, 49, of McHenry, is charged with two counts of murder and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle. He is being held in the McHenry County jail on a $2 million bond. Read more...

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June 05, 2014

Teen Accused of Killing Grandparents

A 19-year-old is in custody for allegedly murdering his grandparents. Police have also charged the suspect's girlfriend in the crime. Authorities said Brendan Lee Johnson and Cassandra Ann Rieb, 18, could face charges of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, forgery and theft. Investigators said Johnson's grandfather, 70-year-old Charles Severance, was found dead in his home. Authorities discovered the dismembered remains of Shirley Anne Severance, also 70, in two locations just outside Sterling and in Lorenzo, Neb., just across the state border. Read more...

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June 04, 2014

Man Confessed to Parents' Slaying

A Texas man has confessed to killing his parents in the prominent couple's Katy mansion. Michael Walton, 54, and Lynda Walton, 52, were found shot to death in their $1.4 million home. Ryan Robert Walton, 20, one of the couple's four children, was arrested during a traffic stop about 20 miles south of Katy. He was driving a BMW automobile registered to his parents. Read more...

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Daughter Charged in Mother's Death

A woman and her partner are accused of murder, and the alleged victim is the mother of one of the suspects. Alaina Mercer and Christina Brown, both 25, were in court after being charged over the weekend in the death of Alaina's mother, Nancy Lynne Mercer, 60. Nancy Mercer was found shot dead in her Spotsylvania County home on May 18. Read more...

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3 Women Found Dead in Home

Three women were found dead at home in a working-class Mexican-American enclave on the edge of Fort Worth's city limits with their throats slit, family members of the victims say. No arrests have been announced, and investigators have not said how the women died or given a motive. The victims were 48-year-old Cynthia Serrano, her 21-year-old daughter April Serrano, and her 35-year-old sister Cathy de Leon, said the nephew of two of the women. Read more...

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Man Admits Killing Ex-Wife

Police say a Florida man has admitted to killing his ex-wife and dumping her body in Missouri. Jeffrey Mackey, 58, was arrested at a Best Western hotel in St. Augustine, Fla. He is charged with killing 48-year-old Kimberly Dawn Mackey. Jacksonville police officers had been searching for the suspect and used cellphone pings to track his location. Read more...

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June 03, 2014

Man Kills High School Student, Then Cop

A gunman fatally shot a high school student and a Norfolk police officer before being killed by authorities in Virginia. Seventeen-year-old Mark Rodriguez and Officer Brian Jones were killed in two shooting incidents in Norfolk, Va. According to the station, 29-year-old James Andrew Brown II drove down a street in a red Jeep on Friday night, spraying bullets randomly. One of the shots struck Rodriguez, who was inside his own vehicle heading home from a graduation party. Read more...

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Girl, 14, Shot Dead in Botched Robbery

Police have made two arrests following the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in Oklahoma. Nineteen-year-old David Ruble II and 21-year-old Demonte Rushing were taken into custody separately for their alleged roles in the death of April Montano. Montano died from wounds sustained in a shooting when the truck she and her family were riding in was shot at on the Gilcrease Expressway in Tulsa County. Read more...

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June 02, 2014

Ex-Con Kills Virginia Teen

A Virginia teenager was shot and killed on the way home from a high school graduation and a police officer gunned down by a raging ex-con who was later killed by police, authorities said. Mark Rodriguez, 17, was killed by James Andrew Brown after he began shooting from his jeep. Rodriguez was struck by a bullet while he was sitting inside his own vehicle. Read more...

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May 30, 2014

Teen Kills Parents Over iPod

A Norfolk, Va. teenager accused of killing his parents because they took his iPod away has pleaded guilty to two second-degree murder counts. Vincent T. Parker, 16, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 18. Prosecutors say Parker, who entered his plea, told investigators that he got mad at his parents for taking away his iPod, reports the station. Read more...

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Woman Runs Over Mom, Toddler

A woman has been arrested after police say she struck and killed two people - including a two-year-old - with her car after an argument. Police say 27-year-old Lucresha Mints jumped a curb killing Latoya Skipwith, 25, and two-year-old Joshua Carter Jr. A seven-year-old was also hurt. Neighbors said that prior to the incident Mints confronted Skipworth about a man they knew. Read more...

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May 29, 2014

Woman Charged in Grandmother's Slaying

A woman who is accused of severely beating her grandmother has been charged with murder, following the elderly woman's death over the weekend. Katherine Schubert, 37, of Brick faces the upgraded charge of murder in connection with the death of 94-year-old Mary Driscoll. Driscoll was initially discovered May 18 inside the home she shared with her granddaughter. Read more...

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May 28, 2014

Pregnant Teen Survives Shooting

A pregnant 15-year-old girl who was shot after opening the door of her western Pennsylvania home and lost her unborn son is expected to survive. Police say DaRae Delgado was shot by someone who knocked on the family's door in Duquesne, covered the peephole and then opened fire when she answered. Read more...

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May 27, 2014

The Isla Vista Murder Rampage

A 22-year-old social loser with a long history of mental illness, who referred to himself as a "kissless virgin," killed six people, injured 13 others and then killed himself during a what he called a "Day of Retribution" in Isla Vista, California. Read more...

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Man Charged With Murdering Mother, 86

A Connecticut man has been charged with murder and cruelty to persons after the decomposed body of his 86-year-old mother was found in their home, police said. John Waszynski, 59, was arrested and appeared in New Britain Superior Court where a judge set bond at $1 million on the murder charge and $5,000 for the cruelty charge, a court official said. Read more...

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Wife Strangled, Husband Arrested

Authorities arrested a man suspected of strangling his wife to death in Fremont, police said. Police found 39-year-old Anita Sidhu dead inside her home on Royal Palm Drive. Authorities immediately deemed the death suspicious after finding evidence that suggested she was likely strangled, police said. Detectives pegged Sidhu's husband, 42-year-old Balvir Singh of Fremont, as a suspect after he took off with his passport before the family discovered Sidhu's body, police said. Read more...

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May 26, 2014

'Twisted' Loser Kills 6 in Rampage

A California gunman who went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university stabbed three people to death at his apartment before shooting to death three more in a terrorizing crime spree through a neighborhood, sheriff's officials said. Authorities said the 22-year-old lone gunman, Elliot Rodger carried out his attacks in the beach community of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The rampage happened hours after he looked into a video camera and warned in a disturbing Internet video that he would slaughter those with a good life - especially women who shunned him, authorities said. Read more...

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3 Dead in Myrtle Beach Shootings

Three people were killed and two others were wounded in two separate shootings in Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina's most popular tourist destinations. The fatal shooting took place around 11 p.m. Saturday in front of crowds of tourists at the Bermuda Sands Motel along the beach's new boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes said. Read more...

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May 22, 2014

Mom Arrested in Killing of 3 Girls

Several knives were recovered at a gruesome scene in Southern California where a mother was arrested in the killing of her three young daughters and taken from the scene covered in blood and wearing only a blanket, authorities and witnesses said. But it's not clear how the three girls, who ranged in age from 3 years to 2 months old, were killed, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman said. Read more...

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Man Charged in 17-Year-Old's Slaying

A South Side man has been charged in the killing of a 17-year-old boy. Elvin L. Prince Jr., 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Kayshaun Hall, police said. Prince was in a vehicle driving in the 8400 block of South Kedzie Avenue when someone inside started shooting in Hall's direction. Read more...




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May 21, 2014

Actor Jace Arrested in Wife's Shooting

Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on a hit cable television series, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after calling 9-1-1 and telling a dispatcher that he shot his wife. Jace, 51, is being held on $1 million bond for the shooting death of his wife April Pace, 40. Read more...

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Man Kills Employer With Machete

A 23-year-old Anchorage man working at a raspberry farm was charged Monday with using a machete to kill the 81-year-old owner who hired him days earlier. Thomas M. Cottam Jr. was accused of first-degree murder in the death of Steven Garcia of Garcia's Alaska Farm in Butte, outside Palmer. Garcia's body was found in his kitchen with cuts and stab wounds. Read more...

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May 20, 2014

Roddy White's Brother Killed

Authorities say the brother of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been shot and killed outside a South Carolina nightclub. The Charleston County Coroner's Office said 21-year-old Tyrone Moore Jr. died in the shooting outside the Lake House Club south of Charleston. Read more...

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May 19, 2014

Teen Charged in Stabbing Death

A Victory Mills teen is being held without bail after he was charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his mother's boyfriend. Matthew J. Brown, 18, was arrested in connection with the killing of Derik K. Clark, 32, in the Gates Avenue home Clark and Brown shared with Brown's mother, Heather C. Brown, 34. Read more...


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May 16, 2014

Missing Woman Was Buried Alive

Prosecutors in New Jersey say a missing woman found in a shallow grave was buried alive. Two men, including a landscaper who worked for the woman, were arraigned on murder charges in her death. Fatima Perez disappeared from her home in Camden on Monday. The body of the 41-year-old woman was found about 20 miles away in Monroe Township. Read more...

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May 15, 2014

Kelli Bordeaux's Remains Found

The registered sex offender who told authorities he gave a pretty 23-year-old soldier a ride home from a bar two years ago instead knocked her unconscious in the parking lot and killed her behind the tavern. Nicholas Michael Holbert has led authorities to the remains of Kelli Bordeaux in a heavily wooded area north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Read more...

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May 14, 2014

Teen Shot Hours After Prom

A 19-year-old man was critically injured in a car-to-car shooting after dropping off his girlfriend after prom in Northridge, Calif. Julian Archer had just left with his date from the Heritage Christian School prom at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley when he was shot around 4 a.m. Another car pulled up alongside Archer and someone opened fire, according to authorities. Read more...

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Woman Found Dead at Medical Center

Officials are now investigating after a woman's body was found at a medical center in Maryland. Police in Anne Arundel County have identified the victim as 43-year-old Christie Lynn Pelland, a cleaner who worked in several offices in the Medical Arts Centre of Glen Brunie, where her body was found. Officers said that injuries to the Pelland's body made it evident that she was murdered. Read more...

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May 13, 2014

Baby Killed in Georgia Home Invasion

A group of armed, masked men broke into a home in suburban Atlanta and opened fire, killing a 9-month-old baby and wounding three women, police said. Police believe the deadly home invasion in Stone Mountain may be linked to two earlier killings. "It's insane. It's insane," DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander said. Read more...

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Man Shot in His Front Yard

Two people were taken into custody following a deadly shooting in the front yard of a home in LaGrange, Ky. Police said Justin Rogers, 24, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest. Family members said Rogers was staying at his girlfriend's home when he was killed. Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 23, was arrested and charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. Robert Cabrera Jr., 46, is charged with murder and trafficking in a controlled substance, according to the station. Read more...

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May 12, 2014

1 Dead, 6 Hurt in Park Shooting

Police say gunmen have opened fire at a baby's birthday party in a Sacramento park, killing one man and injuring six other people, including a child. It happened at Peregrine Park in northern Sacramento. Officer Doug Morse said that attackers walked up and opened fire, then fled in a car. Read more...

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Man Charged in Estranged Wife's Death

Police say a New Jersey man fatally stabbed his estranged wife, then fled to South Carolina with the couple's two sons. The Bergen County Prosecutor's office says a concerned family member called police to request a welfare check on 39-year-old Tracy Jordan. Responding police found Jordan dead of multiple stab wounds at her Lodi home. Read more...

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May 09, 2014

Victims in Burned Home Were Shot

A man, his wife and their two teenage children were shot before the million-dollar home they were renting burned down in what investigators called arson, a fire perhaps exacerbated by fireworks and gasoline, authorities said. Autopsies were still being completed to determine how they died, but investigators have said they are looking into the possibility of a murder-suicide. Read more...

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May 08, 2014

Four Dead in Fire at Florida Mansion

A fire at a Florida mansion belonging to a former tennis star was intentionally set and four bodies were discovered in the charred remains, police said. The victims were described as two adults and two teenagers, but they have not been positively identified, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Col. Donna Lusczynski said. She called the fire as "unusual" and said there were "various fireworks" throughout the nearly 6,000-square-foot home in Avila, an exclusive community north of Tampa. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Dismemberment of Dancer

Police in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner say they have arrested one of the last two people seen with a Bourbon Street dancer whose dismembered body washed up along the Mississippi shore two years ago. Margaret Sanchez, 30, was arrested Wednesday at her parents' home in Metairie and will face second-degree murder charges in the death of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart, Sgt. Brian McGregor said. Lockhart was last seen alive leaving a Bourbon Street strip club with two people on June 6, 2012. Read more...

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Neighbor Killed Over Deer Dispute

A suburban Minneapolis man who had a long-running dispute with two neighbors over feeding deer opened fire on the couple and killed one of them, hours after his son was arrested on suspicion of threatening to burn down their house, according to criminal charges. Neal Curtis Zumberge, 57, of New Brighton was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder. Prosecutors say he killed his neighbor and wounded the man's girlfriend after the girlfriend called police on Zumberge's adult son — who days earlier had allegedly accused the couple of giving Zumberge Lyme disease by feeding deer in their yard. Read more...

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May 07, 2014

Deputy Charged in Death of Coach

A Mississippi deputy working as a referee for a recreation league basketball game punched one of the coaches and is charged in his death, police said. Justin Griffin, 25, died Monday after a fight over play calls that started on the court and moved into the parking lot, police said. Griffin died from blunt-force trauma to the head, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said. Joshua Adams, 37, has been charged with murder, according to Jackson police. Read more...

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Couple Dead, Two Kids Shot

Authorities are investigating a possible murder-suicide that left a married Texas couple dead and their two children suffering gunshot wounds early Monday morning. The couple's brave 15-year-old daughter managed to escape the Fort Bend home and call 911 around 6 a.m., alerting deputies to her 11-year-old brother who was left seriously injured inside, according to the sheriff's office. Read more...

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May 06, 2014

Man Drags Brother's Body a Mile

A Kentucky man was arrested after a three-hour standoff with police after his brother's body was found next to a highway after it was dragged by a car for more than a mile. Vernon Saunders faces multiple charges in the death of his 51-year-old brother, Timothy Saunders. Read more...

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Man Killed After Entering Wrong Apartment

The family of a 26-year-old San Francisco man who was fatally shot says he entered the wrong apartment in the early morning hours after a night out drinking. Stephen Guillermo had been drinking with friends and pressed the elevator button for the wrong floor when he arrived home. He went to the unit in the same location as his home two stories above. His brother Marc Guillermo says the family can't understand how that mistake led to his death. Read more...

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Missing Man Found Dead in Rented RV

A man who had been missing for six months was found dead in a rented RV. Now, investigators are looking into how the 22-year-old Anoka County, Minn., resident died. Friends in a bachelor party headed to the Kentucky Derby last week discovered the body of Kevin Casserly in a storage compartment of the rented camper, according to the station. Read more...

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May 05, 2014

Teen Charged With Killing Troopers

As two state troopers struggled to arrest his father, a 19-year-old man armed himself with an assault rifle and shot them seven times, killing them outside his home in a remote Alaska village, authorities said in charges. Nathanial Lee Kangas appeared in a Fairbanks court two days after Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and 45-year-old Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson were shot to death. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and a count of third-degree assault. Read more...

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4 Dead in Arkansas Shootings

A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said. The suspected gunman was later found dead of a gunshot wound in the driver's seat of a stopped car, Jonesboro police Sgt. Doug Formon said at an evening news conference. It was not immediately clear if the gunshot was self-inflicted. Read more...

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May 02, 2014

Two Alaska State Troopers Shot Dead

Two Alaska State Troopers were killed in a tiny village in the center of the nation's biggest state, the agency said. The troopers were following up on a report that someone had brandished a weapon in Tanana, a tiny town of some 250 people on the Tanana River. The troopers were shot dead by "a young kid" in his 20s, the manager at the village store in town told the Anchorage Daily News. Read more...

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Man Questioned in Parents' Stabbing

Authorities say a suburban Atlanta man suspected of stabbing his parents to death with a samurai sword has been arrested and is being questioned by police. DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says the bodies of a 73-year-old woman and her 75-year-old husband were found by a relative who visited their house. Read more...

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April 30, 2014

Second Man Arrested in Holly Bobo Case

A longtime friend of a man facing kidnapping and murder charges in the case of missing nursing student Holly Bobo has been indicted on the same charges. Jason Wayne Autry, friend of murder suspect Zachary Adams, has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the Bobo case. Read more...

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Chicago Girl, 14, Guns Down Rival

A 14-year-old Chicago girl has been charged as a juvenile in the shooting death of another 14-year-old girl who was killed Monday afternoon on her way home from school. According to the Cook County State's Attorney's office, the suspect -- whose name was not released because of her age -- was due in juvenile court on Tuesday. She faces one count of first-degree murder. Read more...

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April 28, 2014

Girl, 16, Fatally Stabbed on Prom Day

Just hours before her junior prom, a 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school. Police said that a 16-year-old boy has been taken into custody. A boy stabbed Maren Sanchez because she wouldn't go to Friday night's prom with him, according to a student at the high school. Police have not confirmed that information. Read more...

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Teen Mom Charged in Newborn's Death

An 18-year-old Chicago woman placed her newborn son inside a plastic bag and left the child outside, where he was later found dead, Chicago police said. Ana Rosa Mora, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. The dead child, who police say was one-day-old, was discovered along a gangway on North Hamlin last weekend. Police say Mora admitted she placed the baby in the plastic bag and left him there. Read more...

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April 24, 2014

Nursing Home Patients Beaten to Death

A resident of a Houston nursing home is accused of beating two of his roommates to death with the armrest of his wheelchair. Police spokesman Victor Senties said a 56-year-old resident will be charged with capital murder in the deaths of two other men, ages 77 and 51. Senties said it's not clear what provoked the attack, but that the three men did not get along. A fourth roommate was asleep. Read more...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Dismembering Woman

A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to murdering his neighbor and former Mercer University classmate. As part of a plea deal brokered over the weekend, 28-year-old Stephen McDaniel revealed in a written statement how he killed Lauren Giddings, as well as what he did with her body. Authorities found the 27-year-old's dismembered torso wrapped in plastic in a dumpster outside her Macon, Ga., apartment across the street from the university where they both had graduated. Read more...

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Suicidal Exec Charged With Murder

A former Fortune 500 executive has been indicted on murder charges in a New Hampshire crash in December that killed a Vermont man and his pregnant wife. Robert Dellinger, 53, of Sunapee, told investigators he was trying to kill himself when he steered his pickup across an Interstate 89 median in Lebanon. The truck went airborne, shearing off the top of an SUV and killing the occupants of the vehicle: 29-year-old Jason Timmons and 24-year-old Amanda Murphy, who was eight-months pregnant. The couple was from Wilder, Vt. Dellinger suffered cuts and bruises. Read more...

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April 22, 2014

Cop Charged With Fatally Shooting Wife

A former New York City Police officer is charged with fatally shooting his wife in the couple's Queens home over the weekend while their children were there. Police said that 43-year-old Kevin Canty is charged with second-degree murder and criminal use of a firearm. Police said officers found his 40-year-old wife, Jessica, with multiple gunshot wounds to her stomach. She was declared dead when she was brought to Jamaica Hospital. Read more...

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April 21, 2014

Body Identified as Missing Boy

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said. The body found off Interstate 190 has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said. No charges were immediately announced related to Jeremiah's death. He was last seen by relatives in September but wasn't reported missing until December. Read more...

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8-Month-Old's Mother Dead

An 8-month-old baby sat between his young parents in St. Paul, at the center of a dispute over how much his father could see him. Timothy Scott Hendricks, 19, got out of jail earlier in the month after he was charged with threatening his teenage nephew with a gun; he'd told police he was addicted to drugs. On Wednesday, Hendricks pulled out a gun, pointed it at his girlfriend Michelle Marie Ploetz's head and pulled the trigger. Read more...

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Utah Woman Allegedly Hid Pregancies

Megan Huntsman, the Utah woman accused of killing six infants she birthed between 1996 and 2006, is suspected of hiding the pregnancies not just of her dead children, but also those of two of her three living daughters, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Michael Roberts said. Huntsman, 39, apparently gave birth to all her children in her house, and said the woman did not see a doctor at all during her ten known pregnancies. Read more...

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April 18, 2014

Stepson Charged With Murder

A South Carolina man who was named a person of interest in his stepfather's disappearance is in custody and charged with murder. Travelle Lamar Burros, 41, of Union, S.C., was taken into custody without incident, according to the station. Authorities had been searching for him since his stepfather, 61-year-old Raymond Davis, was pronounced missing on Tuesd Union Public Safety Officers told WSPA that a body found in a wooded area near the home on Wednesday afternoon was that of Davis. Read more...

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Aspen Socialite Killed by Blunt Force

A coroner says blunt force injury to the head killed Aspen socialite Nancy Pfister, who was found dead in her home in the Colorado resort town. Pitkin County coroner J. Steven Ayers said Wednesday that Pfister, 57, was hit with a hard object that had a small, curved shape and had been dead about 36 hours before her body was found on Feb. 26. Read more...

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April 16, 2014

Three Arrested In Olive Branch Murder

Police searched for suspects through the night, and 17 hours after the shooting, they arrested 22-year-old Xavier Wolfe of Olive Branch, 19-year-old Marvellius Shipp of Olive Branch and 38-year-old Mickey Burns of Byhalia. Wolfe is being held for murder in the Desoto County Jail on a $1 million bond. Both Shipp and Burns are charged with accessory after the fact. Shipp's bond has been set at $25,000 and Burns' bond has been set at $10,000. Read more...

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Pregnant Woman Fatally Stabbed by Son

A New Jersey man is being held on $1 million bail after his arraignment in connection with the stabbing death of his pregnant mother. Police say Leon Wilson, 21, killed his mother, 42-year-old Scarlett Wilson at a home in Gloucester City. Read more...

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Woman Kills Son's Boyfriend

A woman is accused of fatally shooting her son's boyfriend at an Alabama truck stop Monday evening. Tuscaloosa County deputies and Woodstock police responded to a report of a shooting at the Love's Truck Stop in McCalla. When deputies arrived, they found Jamie Johnson, 36, lying on the ground suffering form a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital for treatment but later died from his injuries. Read more...

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April 15, 2014

Utah Mom Admits to Killing 6 Newborns

Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. According to a probable cause statement released by police, Megan Huntsman said that between 1996 and 2006, she gave birth to at least seven babies at her home and that all but one of them were born alive. Read more...

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April 14, 2014

7 Infants Found Dead in Utah Home

A 39-year-old Utah woman has bee arrested after authorities discovered the bodies of seven infants in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of a home in Pleasant Grove. Megan Huntsman was arrested on six counts of murder after the dead babies were found in a home where she resided until 2011. Read more...

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Stiletto Shoe Killer Gets Life

A woman was sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head. Ana Trujillo was convicted of murder by the same jury for killing 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson during an argument last June at his Houston condominium. Defense attorneys argued that Trujillo, 45, was defending herself from an attack by Andersson, who was a University of Houston professor and researcher. Read more...

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3 Killed in Jewish Center Shootings

Shootings at Jewish-related locations in a Kansas City suburb left three people dead and a suspect was in custody. One shooting was reported at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, according to an Overland Park Fire Department spokesman. This happened at the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre inside the center. Read more...

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Woman Found Murdered in Wooden Chest

A man has been charged with murder after the body of an Indianapolis woman was found in a wooden chest near the apartment complex where he lives, close to the city. The station reported that James Wade Jr., 60, was in custody after the body of 24-year-old Jazmine Trammell was found on March 23 inside a wooden chest that had been placed next to a dumpster at the Maison Gardens apartment complex in Lawrence, Ind. Read more...

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April 10, 2014

Ex-Boyfriend Confesses to Killing

Police say the ex-boyfriend of a North Carolina teen missing for a month has been charged in her death. Authorities say 17-year-old Je'Michael Malloy of Autryville was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Danielle Locklear. Locklear was reported missing March 11. Hope Mills Police Chief Joel Acciardo said that Malloy admitted to choking the Hope Mills teen that night, stuffing a sock in her mouth, tying her body to cinder blocks and throwing it in the river. Read more...

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Man Kills Mom With Generator Fumes

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with homicide after police said he used a portable generator to kill his mother with deadly carbon monoxide. Thirty-year-old Koustantinos Yiambilis allegedly turned on the generator in his mother's home in Bensalem, Pa., northeast of Philadelphia, "producing carbon monoxide, which is poisonous." Read more...




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April 09, 2014

Teen Arrested in Newlywed's Murder

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged as an adult with the senseless murder of a 24-year-old newlywed and father-to-be while he was taking a walk last week in Indiana. Simeon Adams was found hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his neck only hours after the fatal shooting of Nathan Trapuzzano on April 1, according to Indianapolis police. Read more...

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April 08, 2014

Cousins Face Murder Charge in Strangulation

Two men have been arrested in connection with the strangulation of a 33-year-old man found dead inside his truck one year ago. Eusebio "Boo Boo" Rodriguez, 35, of Fort Worth, was arrested Wednesday and remained in jail with bail set at $50,000. Police arrested his cousin, Danny Roy Davila, 36, of Haltom City on Friday night. Davila was released Saturday after posting bond in the case. Read more...

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April 07, 2014

Brother Shoots 10-Year-Old

A 10-year-old girl from the Savannah, Ga., area was shot and killed by her Brother, the Ware County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Taylor Jowers asked her brother if she could hold a 12-gauge shotgun. Both their parents were at work, and her brother was attempting to make sure the gun wasn't loaded when it went off, fatally wounding Taylor. Read more...

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April 04, 2014

L.A. Suicase Body Identified

The Los Angeles County Coroner has identified a dead body found in a suitcase in Glendale earlier this week as 21-year-old Victor Moreno. Moreno's body was discovered by county public works employees, in a large suitcase in the Verdugo Wash, a man-made water drainage ditch. The coroner did not release how the San Pedro resident died, pending an autopsy. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:11 AM

Newlywed Husband Gunned Down

Police in Indianapolis are looking for the men who murdered a 24-year-old newlywed who was about to become a father. Nathan Trapuzzano -- an avid walker -- was taking his morning walk near his home between 5:45 and 6 a.m. when he was gunned down in cold blood, authorities said. He leaves behind his wife of less than a year, Jennifer Trapuzzano, who is due to deliver their first child next month. Read more...

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Murder Suspect Kills Cellmate

A Phoenix man who reportedly told police he killed his 12-year-old half brother last month because he "just felt like killing" is now accused of fatally stabbing a cellmate, authorities said. Andrew Ward, 27, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing of cellmate Douglas Walker, 33, in a Maricopa County jail in Phoenix, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Read more...

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April 02, 2014

Man Charged With Murder of Mother, Sister

A search for a missing mother and daughter in North Las Vegas has uncovered a gruesome crime scene leading to a family member's arrest. Police believe Darius Davon Sorrells, 30, killed his mother and sister then butchered at least one of their bodies before living in their home for days as their remains decomposed. Natasha Sorrells, 34, and Janice Burden, 53, identified by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, had not been heard from since around Wednesday when an officer visited their home early Monday. Read more...

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Woman Killed by Stray Bullet

A 39-year-old woman doing laundry inside her home was killed when she was struck by a bullet fired by men fighting outside her Southern California home, police said. Four men were apparently feuding on High Street in Santa Paula when two of them pulled out guns and began firing. The men didn't hit each other but one of the bullets entered the home of Norma Elizalde and struck her in the neck while she was doing laundry. Read more...

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April 01, 2014

Three Die in Shooting at Apartment

Police say three people have died after a shooting at an apartment complex in Indianapolis. Officers arriving at the Marina Apartments on the city's far east side found one man with a gunshot wound lying outside a building and another two victims - a man and a woman - with gunshot wounds inside an apartment. Indianapolis police say the three were pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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Dead Man Found Stuffed in Suitcase

A fully-clothed man was found dead, stuffed in a suitcase and dumped into a concrete flood control channel in Los Angeles County, police said. A county public works employee was clearing the Verdugo Wash under the Glorietta Avenue bridge in Glendale, Calif. when he came across the very large suitcase, became suspicious and called cops. Read more...

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March 31, 2014

Nurse Charged With 3 Murders

A male nurse appeared in court charged with the murder of three patients on a hospital ward. Victorino Chua, 48, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address at the three-minute hearing at Manchester Magistrates Court. The married father of two was accused over the deaths of Tracey Arden, 44, Arnold Lancaster, 71, and Alfred Derek Weaver, 83, after police investigated the contamination of medical products at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Read more...

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March 29, 2014

Wife Arrested in Poisoning Death

Authorities have arrested an Ohio woman in the 2009 poisoning death of her husband and say they believe she did it by slipping antifreeze into a drink. The Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office in northeastern Ohio arrested 53-year-old Teresa Kotomski on a murder charge at a home in Conneaut where she was living with family. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:42 AM

FAMU Band Member Gets Jail

A former Florida A&M band member has become the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Jessie Baskin was sentenced to 51 weeks in the county jail, five years of probation and 300 hours of community service for participating in the beating death of Champion, 26, in November 2011. Read more...

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March 28, 2014

High School Student Charged in Murder

Police investigating the discovery of a body in a Burlington County park announced that the victim was murdered, and that they have a suspect in custody. The body of 21-year-old Abenego Wesseh of Williamstown was found in Fairmount Park, just off Fairmount Drive, in Willingboro, New Jersey. Police have arrested 19-year-old Abdullah Sheriff of Willingboro in connection with the murder of Wesseh. Read more...

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Dad Kills Son Who Refused to Install Cable

An elderly Minnesota father fatally shot his son during a dispute over installing cable in the family home, then held a SWAT team at bay during an hours-long standoff, police said. Pang Vang, 84, called his pastor Monday morning to complain that his son, Chue Vang, 36, wouldn't pay to have the TV service installed in their suburban Maplewood home. Read more...

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March 26, 2014

Men Charged With Teen's Death

Four men have been charged in connection with the shooting death oSf 17-year-old Brandon Taylor Davis. Davis was shot to death in Clover, S.C. Warrants were served on Javeas Cohn, Tevin Dye, Ezekial Lundquist and Michael McAfee. Cohn, 20, Dye, 19, and Lundquist, 21, all of Clover, have each been charged with murder. Read more...

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March 25, 2014

Soldier Guilty of Killing Pregnant Wife

An Army soldier confessed that he killed his pregnant wife by persuading her to wear handcuffs during sex and then suffocating her with a plastic bag over her head, a former Army buddy testified before a court-martial. Prosecutors at Fort Stewart used testimony alleging the confession to open their case against 22-year-old Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with murder as well as killing an unborn child. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him of murder in the July 17, 2011, death of Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui. Read more...

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March 21, 2014

Skeletal Remains Found in Trash Bag

A trash bag containing skeletal human remains was discovered hidden along a Florida road Thursday morning thanks to a man picking up trash. John Jarvis told Volusia County deputies he was picking up trash along a road near International Speedway Boulevard when he picked up a heavy trash bag and a human skull rolled out. Read more...

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March 20, 2014

Missing N.J. Mom Found Dead

The body of a 33-year-old New Jersey mother who vanished Feb. 23 has been found in a vacant and abandoned Elizabeth, New Jersey house and her husband has been charged with her murder. Abayuba Rivas has been arrested for the murder of his wife Karla Villagra-Grazon. Read more...

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March 19, 2014

Missing Chicago Toddler Found Dead

A toddler reported missing in Chicago was found dead in a wooded area on the city's south side and the medical examiner's office has ruled the child's death a homicide. The child had reportedly been left with her mother's boyfriend Sunday while her mother went to work. When the mother returned at 5 p.m., the child was nowhere to be found. The child's body was found around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, two hours before the child was reported missing. Read more...

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March 18, 2014

Third Person Arrested in Pfister Murder

A third person was arrested in connection with the murder of Aspen, Colo. socialite Nancy Pfister. Kathy Carpenter was taken into custody at her home in Aspen. The 56-year-old faces charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, police say. She is being held in the Pitkin County Jail without bond. Carpenter's arrest comes over a week after the arrests of William F. Styler III, 65, and Nancy Styler, 62. Read more...

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Father Stabbed in the Bahamas

Police in the Bahamas are investigating the death of a businessman from eastern Pennsylvania who was found stabbed to death at an island resort. Carl Yerger, 45, of Ruscombmanor, was found dead on the grounds of his hotel in Bimini. Four male suspects were taken into custody but have not been charged, Royal Bahamas police said. Read more...

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14-Year-Old Charged in Double Murder

Cobb County Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with murdering two people over the weekend. The victims' bodies were found at Wild Horse Creek Park in Powder Springs. Cobb County Police spokesman Mike Bowman said officers responded to the Macedonia Drive park after receiving a shots fired call. When they arrived, they found the bodies of 23-year-old Terrance Banks and 21-year-old Sterling Hargrave. Both men had apparently been shot to death. Read more...

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March 14, 2014

Man Killed, Wife Raped in Home Invasion

The men accused of severely beating a man and repeatedly sexually assaulting his pregnant wife may have meant to target a different home for a robbery, authorities in Wisconsin said. Three men face sexual assault and armed robbery charges after police said they broke into a Madison home looking for money, found the couple lying in bed and assaulted the woman, who was six months pregnant, after beating her husband. But a criminal complaint shows a woman may have sought to send the men to rob the home of a man she was dating. Read more...

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March 13, 2014

Woman Arrested in Store Clerk's Death

A woman accused of murdering a convenience store clerk has been arrested, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI said that it had obtained an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Skyy Raven Marie Mims, an aspiring model and singer from Detroit who officials said was on her way to Atlanta. GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said Mims is believed to be the woman who killed 36-year-old Dahyabhai Chaudhari, a clerk at Kanku's Express on Airport Road in Dalton. Police believe robbery may have been a motive. Read more...

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March 12, 2014

Houston Women Found Dead Near Dumpster

Police are searching for a man they would like to question in the deaths of two young Houston women whose bodies were found next to a dumpster in Port Bolivar, Texas. An autopsy conducted by the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office found one woman was beaten to death and the other shot. Britney Crosby, 24, died from blunt force trauma to the head and Crystal Jackson, also 24, died from a gunshot wound. Read more...


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March 10, 2014

Club Shooting Leaves 3 Dead

A gunman opened fire inside a northern Ohio nightclub early Sunday, killing an off-duty police officer and two other men and wounding a fourth man. Detectives are working to identify the gunman at the Last Call Bar in Fremont, which is about 35 miles southeast of Toledo. No arrest has been made. Read more...

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Teen Accused of Killing Man for Cell Phone

A 17-year-old is charged as an adult with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a man to death in Seattle for his cell phone. The King County prosecutor's office said that Byron White shot David Peterson, 54, on Feb. 23 as he was on the phone to 911. Peterson had gone for a walk in his Greenwood neighborhood and encountered White in a parking lot. Read more...

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March 07, 2014

Student Charged in Death of Teacher

A former student of a middle school teacher found dead in a motel room after a fire has been charged with murder in her death, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. Charged was Darrin Terrell Eskew, 21, of Greenville. Berea Middle School teacher Laurie Patton, 38, was found dead after a fire at the Quality Inn and Suites on South Pleasantburg Drive near Mauldin Road. Read more...

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Teen Indicted for 12-Year-Old's Death

A 15-year-old New Mexico teen accused of killing his 12-year-old playmate was indicted on a murder charge. A Valencia County grand jury indicted the teen on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney Lemuel Martinez said last week that he intends to try the 15-year-old as an adult. But he said a judge would have the option of sentencing the teen as a youthful offender. Read more...

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March 06, 2014

Boyfriend Arrested in Teacher's Murder

The boyfriend of a Texas elementary school teacher who disappeared over the weekend on a trip to New Mexico and was later found dead has been arrested. Police say Robert Earley, 33, admitted to killing 30-year-old Emily Lambert, whose body was found on a ranch in Loving, N.M.. Earley was arrested in Carlsbad. Read more...

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Man Strangled to Death in Cancun

Mexican authorities are investigating the killing of a 22-year-old American man who was strangled in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun over the weekend. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said the body of Craig Taylor from Kissimmee, Fla., was found on a dirt road in Punta Sam, a residential area north of downtown Cancun. Read more...

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Teen Killed Grandma With Bat

An 18-year-old boy has allegedly confessed to beating his grandmother to death with a baseball bat after she refused to give him a ride to the store. JeNorman Bland was arrested while driving 61-year-old Glenda Smith Woodard's stolen vehicle in Georgia, just as her mangled body was discovered in her Butts County home that evening. Read more...




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March 05, 2014

Couple Accused of Killing Aspen Socialite

A husband and wife who rented the house of a Colorado resort town socialite are accused of killing her and leaving her body in a closet after she returned home from an overseas vacation. Nancy Pfister, 57, was the daughter of the late Betty and Art Pfister, longtime Aspen residents who co-founded the Buttermilk ski area. Authorities arrested William Styler III, 65, and Nancy Styler, 62, at the Aspenalt Lodge in Basalt, where they were staying after apparently moving out of Pfister's two-garage, two-story home Feb. 22. Both are charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bond. Read more...

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Daughter Charged in Sledgehammer Murder

The night before a 75-year-old woman was bludgeoned to death by her daughter, she dialed 911 twice, the second time to report her daughter and grandson were smoking marijuana and she wanted the illegal activity to stop, court papers revealed. Nancy Eleanor Burleigh died Monday night from injuries suffered in the attack, during which police said her daughter, Cindy Lynn Burleigh, 57, smashed in the back of her head with a sledgehammer. Read more...

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March 04, 2014

Shootout Leaves Phoenix Officer Dead

A Phoenix police officer was out of surgery and recovering in an intensive-care unit after being critically wounded by a fugitive in a shootout that left a fellow officer and the suspect dead, authorities said. Police Chief Daniel Garcia said that the injured officer, a nine-year veteran of the force, was "still fighting for his life" and asked for prayers for the families of both officers. Read more...

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March 03, 2014

Clues Lead to Teen's Killer

Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old South Carolina woman who was sexually assaulted, strangled and dumped next to a dirt road. A former high school classmate, riding an ATV, found the body of Briana Nicole Rabon Wednesday in a wooded area 50 miles north of Columbia. Read more...

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Teens Arrested After Deadly Home Invasion

Three teens have been arrested after a deadly home invasion in Bedford. Officials with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Dept. say they received a phone call saying someone had found a family member dead at a home on Dutch Ridge Road. When officers arrived at the home, they found 43-year-old Rodney Allender dead from blunt force trauma. Police determined money and firearms had been stolen from the home and began a death investigation. Read more...

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Two Arrested in Infant's Death

A Columbia woman and her boyfriend were arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the death of the woman's 8-month-old daughter. Anna E. Steele, 24, of Columbia was arrested at the Columbia Police Department just 24 hours after Columbia police officers and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to 504 Woodbridge Drive in reference to an infant who was not breathing. Read more...

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February 28, 2014

Body of Missing Alabama Mother Found

The body of a missing Alabama mother has been found in Louisiana five days after her boyfriend was arrested following an armed standoff with deputies. The discovery of 26-year-old Melinda Denny's body in St. Tammany on Thursday morning comes after shocking video surfaced appearing to show her boyfriend yelling hysterically while holding a gun to his head. Johnathan Nall, 34, whom Denny was traveling with before her disappearance Saturday, is seen waving the weapon around outside a Madisonville gas station ranting about the government and threatening to kill himself. Read more...

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Woman Surrenders in Man's Murder

Authorities say a woman wanted in connection with the death of a Colorado man has surrendered to authorities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Colorado Springs police say 21-year-old Bionca Rogers is being held without bail in Iowa after turning herself in. She was wanted on a warrant alleging first-degree murder in the death of 61-year-old Grant Frazier. Read more...

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Man Charged With Fetus Murder

The Kansas attorney general has filed a first-degree murder charge against a 30-year-old western Kansas man accused of killing an 8- to 10-week-old fetus by serving the mother a pancake laced with medication intended to end a pregnancy. Scott Robert Bollig of WaKeeney is charged with first-degree murder. Read more...

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February 27, 2014

Teen Charged in Grandmother's Death

Police charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with early-morning stabbings that killed his grandmother and injured his 4-year-old brother at their apartment in Durham. Officers responding to a cardiac arrest call found Carolyn Hemingway, 62, dead and the young boy, who was taken to Duke University Hospital, seriously injured, authorities said. Treyvon Evans was later arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. Read more...

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February 26, 2014

Mom Charged With Murdering Daughter, 3

Meriel Bemis, a Georgia mother, is charged with murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter. Authorities responded to a home in DeKalb County and found the child, identified as Lela Bemis, unresponsive in the bathroom. Detectives determined the child was at the home alone with her mother, 21-year-old Meriel Bemis, at the time the incident occurred, reports the station. Read more...

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February 25, 2014

Mesa Woman Charged in Murder

Bloody DNA evidence at the crime scene led to capital murder charges for a 20-year-old Arizona woman for the death of a 54-year-old man in his apartment earlier this month. Judith Elaine Walthers has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kevin Worzalla in his Mesa apartment. Read more...

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Couple Charged in Heather Elvis Death

A couple arrested in the disappearance of a 20-year-old South Carolina woman were charged with murder, police announced. Heather Elvis, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was last heard from in the early morning hours of Dec. 18, after she went on a date. Her 2001 Dodge Intrepid was found abandoned the next day on the Peachtree Boat Landing in Socastee, Horry County. Tammy and Sidney Moorer were arrested after authorities executed a search warrant at their home near Socastee. Read more...

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3 Charged in Death of MSU Student

Three suspects, two men and one woman, are charged with using brass knuckles in a robbery of Michigan State Student Dustyn Frolka that ended in his death. Samantha Grigg, 18 of Saline, Tyrel Bredernitz, 18 of Saline, and Brendan Heim, 16, were all charged with felony murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery for their actions on the night of Feb. 15. Magistrate Jane Clarke arraigned each of the three suspects. Read more...

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February 24, 2014

Bond Denied for Running Death Granny

A judge is again denying bond for an Alabama woman charged with capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter. An Etowah County judge refused to set bond for Joyce Garrard. Garrard is accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run for three hours as punishment for a lie about candy two years ago. The girl collapsed and later died. Read more...

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February 20, 2014

Renter Charged in Landlady's Death

A man has been charged for allegedly fatally beating and strangling his landlady. Las Vegas Metro police booked Edward Kopp, 52, into Clark County Detention Center on Feb. 18 on a charge of open murder. Authorities said that Kopp confessed to killing 53-year-old Sheila Linke, who was in the process of evicting him and his girlfriend from the space they rented in her Las Vegas home. Read more...

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Neighbor Questioned in Sisters' Murder

Pittsburgh police have questioned the neighbor of two sisters who were found shot to death in their Pittsburgh home earlier this month. The victims are the sisters of Iowa State Representative Mary Wolfe. Authorities reportedly questioned the male for hours and executed a search warrant at his home. Read more...

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Coach Charged in Missouri Girl's Death

A middle-school football coach was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched off a street just blocks from her southwest Missouri home as several residents watched in horror. Craig Michael Wood also faces kidnapping and armed criminal action charges, according to Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson, who filed the charges. Wood is accused of kidnapping fourth-grader Hailey Owens in Springfield as she walked home from a friend's house. Read more...

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February 19, 2014

Official Charged in Death of Adopted Son

A Maryland man, who was an intelligence community official who worked at the NSA, has been charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of his 3-year-old adopted son, according to Montgomery County police. Brian Patrick O' Callaghan, 36, of Damascus, Md., was working at the National Security Agency when he was arrested Feb. 16. Read more...

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February 18, 2014

Student Kills Fiancée, Stages Suicide

Police in Jackson, Tenn. believe a Union University student killed his fiancée and then tried to make her death look like a suicide. Charles Pittman, a 21-year-old senior majoring in Christian ministries, is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Pittman's fiancée is Olivia Greenlee, a 21-year-old senior majoring in music education, was found dead of a gunshot wound in her car on campus. Read more...

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College Student Found Beaten to Death

A 22-year-old college student was found beaten to death in the backyard of a north New Jersey home. William McCaw was found in the yard of a New Brunswick home after suffering blunt force trauma, according to Middlesex County prosecutors. The Tennessee native was a student at Kean College in northern New Jersey, roughly 25 miles from where his body was found. Read more...

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February 17, 2014

Woman Confesses to 22 Murders

A Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country. In an interview, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said that she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult. Read more...

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Teens Charged With Killing 15-Year-Old

Two teenage boys in Texas were charged with killing a 15-year-old girl – and they were attempting to make a deal with the devil, say prosecutors. On Feb. 5, Jose Reyes, 17, kidnapped Corriann Cervantes and ultimately killed her with a toilet tank lid, according to court documents. A 16-year-old boy, who has not been identified because of his age, was also charged. Read more...

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WalMart Shooting Kills 1

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler say a man shot inside a Walmart store during a fight has died. Chandler police spokesman Joseph Favazzo says that detectives reviewing surveillance video report that two people got into a fight, ending in a shooting. Favazzo says the shooter fled and soon afterward, a family member called authorities to report his whereabouts. Read more...

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February 14, 2014

Son-in-Law Arrested in Bomb Deaths

The son-in-law of an elderly Tennessee couple killed when a package exploded at their home was charged with murder in their deaths. A special grand jury indicted Richard Parker, 49, on two counts of felony first-degree murder and two counts of premeditated murder, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn told reporters. Read more...

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Police I.D. Body in Freezer

A body found stuffed inside a freezer has been identified as an Arizona truck driver missing for over four months. Police found the frozen body of 53-year-old Lawrence P. Muirhead in a freezer, inside a detached garage behind a home in Kansas City. Police said the death of the Tucson, Ariz. man is considered a homicide. He had been missing since Sept. 28, 2013. Read more...

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February 13, 2014

Daycare Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

A double shooting outside of a daycare center left one man dead. The incident occurred outside the H&H Daycare in West Philadelphia. A 23-year-old man was shot once in the head. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead. Another man, 27, was hospitalized and is in stable condition after being shot once in the right thigh. Read more...

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February 12, 2014

Bomb Kills Former Lawyer at Home

Investigators said that a package sent to a rural Tennessee home exploded, killing a lawyer who lived there and injuring a woman. Police said 74-year-old Jon Setzer was killed and 72-year-old Marion Setzer was in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials declined to say what kind of package was sent to the Lebanon home. Read more...

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Teens Charged in Occult Death

Houston police say they've found evidence of occult activity in the weekend slaying of a 15-year-old girl. Two teenage boys have been charged with capital murder in her death. Police say evidence of occultism was found on the girl's body and in the vacant apartment where she was found. Authorities did not provide further details. Read more...

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February 11, 2014

Couple Charged in Grape Soda Murder

Two years after the parents of a 5-year-old Tennessee girl forced her to drink an excessive amount of grape soda as punishment, they have been charged with her murder. Randall Vaughn, 41, and his wife Mary-Lee Vaughn, 58, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter, Alexa Linboom. Read more...

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February 10, 2014

2 Sisters of Iowa State Rep Found Dead

Two sisters of an Iowa state representative have been found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in the Pittsburgh home they shared in what police are investigating as a double homicide. The bodies of 44-year-old Susan Wolfe and 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe were found in their basement after they didn't show up for work, authorities said. Police found Sarah Wolfe's car parked nearly a mile away. Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann said they don't have a motive for the killings, and there were no signs of forced entry. Read more...

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February 07, 2014

Wife, Friend Charged in Husband's Murder

A 34-year-old South Carolina woman and her childhood friend have been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband. Crystal Gail Williams and Marcus Channing Johnson are charged with the death of Shane Williams, who police said was ambushed in his own home. Read more...

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February 06, 2014

Cops Baffled by Houston Murders

Investigators are baffled by the fatal shootings last week of a "quiet family" of four, including two young boys, at their suburban Houston home. Authorities have not yet determined a motive for the slayings nor identified any suspects, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said Tuesday. All four victims, including the boys aged 7 and 9, were shot in the head. Read more...

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February 05, 2014

Mom, Boyfriend Arrested in Daughter's Death

A Napa County woman and her boyfriend have been charged with the murder of the woman's 3-year-old daughter. Police said the couple kept the girl's body inside a suitcase in the freezer for three days before moving it onto a bed and fleeing the scene. Read more...

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February 04, 2014

Woman Charged in Son's Dismemberment

A Michigan woman is charged with mutilating and illegally removing a corpse after her 32-year-old son's body parts were found in bags along roadways. A judge says Donna Scrivo, 59, of St. Clair Shores was her son's legal guardian because of his severe mental illness. Scrivo was arraigned on the charges related to her son's corpse. Read more...

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Couple Arrested in Death of Girl, 3

A northern California woman and her boyfriend were arrested after a search in connection with the death of the woman's three-year-old daughter. Sara Krueger, 23, and Scott Warner, 26, were arrested after a tipster recognized the wanted couple at a restaurant about 30 miles south of where Krueger lived in Napa, reports the station. Krueger's daughter, 3, was found dead in Krueger's bed in her empty apartment after an anonymous caller reportedly requested a welfare check there. Read more...

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Teen Boys Charged With Murder

The murder sent shock waves through Highlandtown. Now two teen boys are in custody, charged with the crime. Rochelle Ritchie has the latest from police on the beating death of 51-year-old Kimberly Leto. Baltimore City police are continuing their investigation into the murder of 51-year-old Kimberly Leto, found dead inside her home. Read more...

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February 03, 2014

Man Charged in Double Homicide

When police discovered a man and woman shot in the head in a Lexus in Knoxville last month, they also found a piece of mail addressed to the suspected killer in the sedan, city police wrote in a criminal complaint. Pittsburgh police arrested Antoine Ward, 38, of Mt. Oliver and charged him with two counts of criminal homicide and firearm violations. He is in the Allegheny County Jail. Read more...

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Police See Mom of Dead 4-Year-Old

Police in Northern California say they are looking for the mother of a 4-year-old girl who was found dead in her bed by officers conducting a welfare check. The Napa Police Department said they have not been able to find 23-year-old Sara Krueger and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Scott Warner, since the body of Krueger's daughter was discovered on Saturday afternoon. Read more...

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Two Teens Arrested in Murder

Baltimore Police arrested two teenagers in the beating death of a 51-year-old Highlandtown woman who was found dead inside her home. Commissioner Anthony W. Batts held a news conference at police headquarters to announce the arrests of Alonzo Gorham-Ramos, 15, and Allen Pinkney, 14. Read more...

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January 31, 2014

Murder Suspects Held Without Bond

Two men who are accused of killing a Warren County man were in court to face a charge of aggravated murder. Austin Myers and Timothy Mosley, both 19, stabbed, choked, and shot 18-year-old Justin Back, according to investigators with the Warren County Sheriff's Office. According to court documents, Myers confessed to the killing. Read more...

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January 30, 2014

Man Kills 2 Women With Hammer

A 44-year-old New York man is accused of beating his girlfriend and her 25-year-old daughter to death with a hammer inside their New York City home. Carlos Amarillo is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Amarillo called 911 and said he killed the two women because he believed they were witches. Read more...

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Teen Surrenders After Shooting Sister

Police in California say a 14-year-old boy wanted in connection with the shooting death of his older sister has turned himself in. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the teen was accompanied by several family members, including his father, when he surrendered at Oakland Police Department headquarters. Read more...




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January 29, 2014

Woman Charged in Baby's Death

A Plano, Texas woman has been charged with suffocating her boyfriend's daughter. Melinda Lynn Muniz has been charged with capital murder in the death of 2-year-old Grace Lillian Ford after an autopsy revealed that the woman's story about what happened to the child did not add up. Read more...

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Cops Try to Identify Decapitated Man

Authorities in Wyoming are seeking the public's help in identifying a a man whose decapitated body was found in a remote area in the northwestern part of the state. The Park County Sheriff's Office said that authorities are pursuing dozen of leads in the case but still have not identified the victim, who was found Jan. 9 by a man and his son while they were on a duck-hunting trip. Read more...

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Teens Held for Killing Father, Brother

From the beginning, the details of the shooting deaths of Uwe Rushing and his 13-year-old son, Stefan, in their Lawton, Oklahoma, home did not seem to add up, police said. At first, Thorsten Gunter Rushing, 18, the son and brother of the victims, told police that two black men -- one of them armed -- forced their way into the home early on January 20 before Rushing chased them away with a shotgun, police said. Later, the intruders were described as white and Hispanic. Though the gunman was described as running through the house while firing his weapon, police said, not a single item in the home appeared to be knocked over. Read more...


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January 28, 2014

Missing Teen Charged With Murder

A 19-year-old woman who was missing for more than a week has been found alive in Florida and charged with first-degree murder in the death of her former roommate, authorities said. Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn's disappearance led to the discovery of 52-year-old Harold M. Sasko's dead body on Jan. 17 in the home they shared in Lawrence, Kan. His vehicle was reported missing. Read more...

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January 27, 2014

3 Dead in Maryland Mall Shootings

Police have identified the shooter who walked into a Maryland mall skate store and killed two employees before turning the gun on himself, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions for investigators. Police said the shooter was Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19. Read more...

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January 24, 2014

Convicted Abuser Charged With Murder

A Hopkins man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in Dakota County in the death of a 4-year-old Burnsville boy. William Alphonso Warr, 25, had been the boyfriend of the child's mother. He wasn't supposed to be seeing the woman or her children because of an order for protection against him. The child, Key'ontay Miller Peterson, was found dead in a Burnsville apartment June 11 after police and paramedics responded to a call that he wasn't breathing. Read more...

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January 23, 2014

Robber Faces Capital Murder Charge

Texas police have charged an 18-year-old man with capital murder after a convenience store clerk was found shot to death by a delivery person. Colten Jon Moore, who lives less than a mile from the 7-Eleven store that was robbed, has been charged with the murder of store clerk Yosef Tulu. Read more...

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Police: Father's Motive Was Jealousy

New York City prosecutors say a 29-year-old man hugged and kissed his two young daughters before stabbing them to death and killing their mother. Prosecutors say Miguel Mejia-Ramos rifled through his wife's phone and Facebook page and snapped when he saw an image of her with another man. Prosecutors say he grabbed a knife and stabbed 21-year-old Deisy Garcia to death, then killed 2-year-old Daniela and 1-year-old Yoselin. Read more...

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Girl, 14, Accused in Death of 11-Year-Old

Authorities in suburban Chicago say a 14-year-old girl is in custody for the death of an 11-year-old girl who lived in her home. The Lake County State's Attorney's office said they've approved a first-degree murder charge against the teenager in the killing of the younger girl. Read more...

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Teen Girl Charged in Strangulation Case

A 16-year-old girl who police say strangled a man during an apparent sex act has been charged as an adult with second-degree murder, authorities said. Jason Ash, 43, was found dead in a Glendale apartment. According to court records, he was discovered lying on his back on a bed with an electrical cord around his neck and cuts to his face, arms and body. Read more...

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January 22, 2014

1 Dead in Purdue Shooting

A 21-year-old teaching assistant at Purdue University has been identified as the student who was shot and killed by a fellow student on campus. Police said Andrew Boldt of Wisconsin was shot dead when Cody M. Cousins opened fire in the West Lafayette school's electrical engineering building around noon. "He appeared to have been targeted," said Purdue University Police Chief John Cox of the bright senior who was studying electrical engineering. Read more...

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Nightclub Beating Victim Declared Dead

A 23-year-old woman kicked and beat during a brawl outside a California nightclub has died - hours after new video of the mayhem emerged as cops search for her attackers. The beating left Kim Pham brain dead and police announced the woman had been taken off life support. Read more...

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January 21, 2014

Mom, 2 Toddlers Fatally Stabbed

Police were seeking to question the father of two young girls after they and their mother were found stabbed to death in their home. The bodies of 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and 1-year-old Yaslin Mejia were discovered in an apartment in the Jamaica section of Queens on Sunday night, police said. They were stabbed multiple times in the chest and torso and found in a bedroom, police said. Read more...

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5-Year-Old Cleveland Girl Shot

Cleveland police are hunting for a gunman suspected of shooting and killing a 5-year-old girl who was sitting in a vehicle with her mother. Authorities say the shooting happened on the city's west side. They say a man in a green SUV pulled up to the vehicle, got out and opened fire, striking the two victims. He then fled. The girl, identified as Jermani Brooks, was killed. Her 33-year-old mother was in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center. Read more...

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Man Charged With Murder of 2-Year-Old

A Winnie man was charged with the murder of his 2-year-old stepdaughter, according to the Chambers County Sheriff's Office. Kristopher James "Bubba" Redd, 23, faces a capital murder charge. Deputies responded to the 200 block of West Elm for a medical call, but Redd had already fled the scene, according to the release. Emergency medical technicians attempted to resuscitate the child, who was transported to Winnie Community Hospital where further revival attempts were unsuccessful. Read more...


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January 20, 2014

Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

A 22-year-old Long Island, New York man has been arrested in connection with a deadly December 8 home invasion robbery. Paul Batterson Jr. of East Moriches, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Francisco Pirir and the wounding of another man. Read more...

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Killer Mom Feared the Devil

A police captain says a Maryland woman accused of killing her two children has told investigators that she thought an exorcism was necessary to remove the presence of the devil. Capt. Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County police department said that Zakieya Latrice Avery made the statements during interviews with police. Jones says another woman charged in the killings, Monifa Denise Sanford, has made similar statements. Read more...

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January 17, 2014

Man Arrested in Moon Lake Killing

A New Port Richey man was arrested in the stabbing death of Antonio Rangel, 20, a former star athlete at Gulf High School whose body was found early Wednesday on the side of a rural road in the Moon Lake area. Pasco sheriff's deputies say Thomas Lesher, 31, stabbed Rangel to death during a drug deal. Read more...

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3 Dead in Grocery Store Shooting

Employees at an Indiana grocery store helped lead terrified customers outside as a gunman prowled around the aisles, shooting and killing two people before he was taken out by police, authorities say. Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith said the gunman, Shawn Walter Bair, 22, was a regular at Martin's Super Market in Elkhart, and that there never have been any problems with him in the past. Smith credited Elkhart police and store employees for a quick response to the shooting, saying their actions saved lives. Read more...

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January 16, 2014

Murder Suspect Found Hanged

A man identified by authorities as a murder suspect hanged himself in a Texas City apartment where had barricaded himself with his girlfriend, police said. The man had been holed up for hours in a unit at the Windsor Estate apartments. Officers and federal marshals tried to serve an arrest warrant in connection with a Harris County murder case, police said. His girlfriend, originally believed to be a hostage, ultimately was found to be an "active participant," police said. She left a barricaded bedroom and was arrested. Read more...

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January 15, 2014

Teen Charged in Fatal Arson

An 18-year-old Indiana man is facing three counts of murder in connection with a January 4 house fire that killed three young children and seriously injured another. Cody Cashion has been charged with the deaths of three of Theresa Hughes' children who were visiting the home at the time. Read more...

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Mom Kills Two Teens, Self

A distraught mother of two talented teen musicians shot her kids dead before turning the gun on herself in a gruesome Florida double-murder suicide. Richard Berman found his children, Alex, 15, and Jacqueline, 16, bullet-ridden and their mother, Jennifer Berman, dead of a suicide in their West Palm Beach home, only hours after he received an email from the maniacal mother threatening harm to their shared children. Read more...

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Man Charged in Durham Shooting Death

Police said Tuesday evening that they were no longer searching for two men in connection with a morning shooting death near the Lincoln Community Health Center in Durham. Officers received a report of a disturbance with a weapon shortly before 10 a.m. When they arrived at the 600 block of Linwood Avenue, they found Antonio M. Dixon had been shot. Dixon, 33, of Durham, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. Police arrested Richard Lee Johnson, 36, of Durham, after the shooting and charged him with murder. Read more...

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January 14, 2014

Two Shot in Tampa Theater

A heated argument over texting during a showing of Mark Wahlberg movie "Lone Survivor" at a Florida movie theater erupted into gunfire, killing a man and wounding his wife, authorities said. A retired Tampa police officer has since been arrested and charged with second-degree homicide in the attack at the The Grove 16 theater complex in Wesley Chapel, some 25 minutes north of Tampa, according to local reports. Read more...

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January 10, 2014

Doctor Charged With 9 Murders

A former Oklahoma physician has been charged with nine counts of murder in connection with patients for whom he over-prescribed medications containing controlled substances. William Martin Valuck was indicted by a grand jury on 72 counts of distribution of a dangerous controlled substance. Read more...

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Babysitter Arrested in Death of Boy, 4

The babysitter of a 4-year-old New York City boy who died has been arrested in the child's death, reports CBS New York. Authorities were called to a building in Manhattan and found the child, Myles Dobson, in the bathroom. The 4-year-old was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead. The 37-year-old woman who was caring for the boy, whose name has not been released, reportedly told police she had put the child on the bathroom counter and left the room briefly. Police say the woman told them the boy fell and landed in an empty bathtub. But sources tell CBS New York the child had cigarette burns on his body as well as bruises. Read more...

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January 09, 2014

Man Charged in Party Stabbing

A 37-year-old man whose roommate had invited people to their apartment to attend a birthday party is charged with killing one of their guests with a butcher knife, officials said. Adan Montano was charged with first degree murder and was ordered held in lieu of $1.5 million bail in court. Read more...

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Teen Charged With Fatally Shooting Dad

An 18-year-old was charged with fatally shooting his sleeping father in the head with a rifle less than two hours short of the victim's birthday at a farmhouse southwest of the Twin Cities. Jonas D. Nelson was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Richard J. Nelson, 47, at their house northeast of Montgomery. The teen admitted to the killing and said he was fed up with how his father was treating him, according to the criminal complaint. Read more...

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'Atomic Wedgie' Kills Stepfather

A McCloud man is now under arrest for taking a high school prank to a deadly level. The suspect, 33-year-old Brad Davis, was a former marine. Police say he didn't use a knife or gun though; they believe he used the victim's underwear to choke him. "I can't imagine how you do that to your step-father, choke him with his underwear." Shawnee resident Peggy Springer said. Read more...

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January 08, 2014

Teen Arrested for Murder of Father, Sister

The sheriff's office has arrested the 17-year-old son of a man found dead inside of a northshore home on charges that he murdered his father and his two-year-old half sister. Jacob Middleton Jr., of Metairie was arrested and booked into St. Tammany on two counts of first-degree murder. Jacob Middleton Sr. and his two-year-old daughter Makayla Middleton were found inside of the Abita Nursery subdivision home by the girl's mother. Read more...

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January 07, 2014

Roommate Killed, Dismembered

Murders charges have been filed against a California couple that police say killed their roommate, dismembered his body and tried to burn his remains in a campfire. Bryan Scott Cook, 38 (pictured), and Valentina Paz, 49, have been charged with murder in the connection with the death of Michael Shane Jones, 48. Read more...

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Second Man Charged in Cahokia Murder

A second man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a teen here last week. The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office on charged Nikkei J. Turner with first-degree murder in the Dec. 30 shooting of Allen S. Templeton, 17, in St. Louis. Templeton was found dead the evening of Dec. 30 at the Pheasant Run Mobile Home Park. Read more...

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January 06, 2014

Pastor Nabbed for Wife's Murder

An Alabama pastor wanted for his wife's July murder was nabbed by cops at a Tennessee airport as he tried to flee the country for Russia. Rev. Richard Shahan, 53, had been questioned after his wife's July 23 murder and was held in jail for 48 hours as cops investigated. He was later released without being charged — until cops issued a Dec. 31 warrant to arrest the former Birmingham minister in relation to Karen Louise Shahan's killing. Read more...

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Ex-Husband Arrested After Body Found

The estranged husband of a pregnant mother of four who vanished last week is behind bars just hours after a body was found near her Texas home, according to police. Matthew Sowders was arrested on capital murder charges Thursday evening after a body believed to be 26-year-old Melissa Sowders was found in a Houston-area creek, the Harris County Sheriff's Office announced. The capital murder charge means if Sowders is found guilty, he could be faced with the death penalty in the state of Texas. Read more...

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January 03, 2014

Arizona Mom Tries to Kill Entire Family

Their expected happy holiday turned into a nightmare for an Arizona family after a 35-year-old mother stabbed her ex-husband, killed her 13-year-old daughter and tried to poison her other three children. Connie Villa of Casa Grande has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder. Investigators believe Villa's motivation was that she was afraid she was going to lose custody of her children. Read more...

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Killer of Priest Suspect Arrested

California authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the killing of a beloved Catholic priest who was found dead in a church rectory on New Year's Day. Eureka police said 43-year-old Gary Lee Bullock of Redway was taken into custody by Humboldt County deputies in the killing of the Rev. Eric Freed. Read more...

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Grandfather Charged in Murder-for-Hire

A 70-year-old great-grandfather in Alexander County has been charged in connection with a murder-for-hire case, authorities said. Jackie Allen Fox of Devil Track Road was charged with solicitation to commit murder, officials said. Fox allegedly offered an acquaintance $2,500 to shoot someone who owed him money, said Tod Jones, chief deputy in the Alexander County Sheriff's Office. Read more...

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Man Charged in Wife's Shooting Death

A man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his wife at a northeast Harris County home, according to court documents. Ryan Burgs, 28, faces a felony charge of murder. Court documents say Burgs called 911 early Monday morning to report that he had shot his wife as she came at him with a butcher's knife. Burgs stayed at the scene and told investigators his wife, 27-year-old Julianna Gordon, would not put the knife down, so he shot her multiple times. Read more...

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January 02, 2014

Father Kills Son With Ax

A 51-year-old Phoenix man has been arrested for killing his teenage son because he believed the boy was a demon who was going to eat him. Gary Sherrill was charged with first-degree murder after confessing to police on New Year's Eve that he killed his 13-year-old son with an ax. Read more...

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Juvenile Charged in Christmas Night Slayings

Authorities say a 15-year-old boy faces two counts of murder in the Christmas night slayings of two Newark children. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the juvenile is also charged with attempted murder of a third shooting victim and weapons charges. He's being held in a youth detention facility. The juvenile was apprehended in connection with the fatal shootings of a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy outside a home in the southern end of Newark near Interstate 78. Read more...

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December 31, 2013

Man Shoots Woman in Applebees

Police say a man shot a woman to death as horrified diners took cover inside a west Jacksonville Applebee's restaurant. About 40 people were dining when the 8 p.m. shooting happened. About 20 customers crawled through the kitchen and went behind a large trash bin. Jacksonville Sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Coarsey says witnesses detained the shooter until officers arrived. Read more...

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December 30, 2013

2 Charged in Pregnant Teen's Death

Suburban Chicago police investigating the fatal Christmas shooting of a pregnant teenager as an alleged drug deal went awry nearby have charged her boyfriend and his brother with first-degree murder. Eva Casara, whose baby survived and remains hospitalized, wasn't an intended target — nor was she involved in the situation police believe was a drug deal that spiraled out of control, police said. Read more...

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Rapper Doe B. Killed in Shooting

Police in Alabama are investigating the killings of rapper Doe B. and another person in a shooting that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill. Police say the gunfire happened around 1 a.m. about a half-mile north of Alabama State University. Police identified those killed as 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson and 22-year-old Glenn Thomas, both of Montgomery. They said Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas -- an up-and-coming rapper known as Doe B -- was taken to Baptist Medical Center South, where he was later pronounced dead. Read more...

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Doctor's Son Stabs Sister to Death

A northern New Jersey teenager has appeared in court to face charges that he fatally stabbed his 20-year-old sister with a kitchen knife during an argument. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the 17-year-old suspect stabbed his sister Teia Gallo multiple times in their Washington Township home. Friday's court hearing in Hackensack was closed because the suspect is a juvenile. A public defender entered a not guilty plea. Prosecutors say they will decide within the next month whether to have the suspect tried as an adult. Read more...

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3rd Person Charged in Dismemberment

A third person has been arrested and charged in connection with the slaying and decapitation of a West Side man in May, police said. Milton Miranda, who is believed to be the boyfriend of a woman already charged in the slaying, was arrested in Morristown, N.J., according to Chicago Police Department, and charged with first degree murder in the death of Jose Reyes in May. Daisy Gutierrez, 19, had earlier been charged with first degree murder in connection with Reyes' death and her father Salvador Gutierrez, 56, was charged with concealing a homicide. Read more...

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December 27, 2013

4 Dead in Louisiana Shootings

Five people were shot in southern Louisiana and three of them died, including a Raceland hospital administrator and the wife of a Lafourche Parish councilman, authorities said. The suspect, Ben Freeman, was found dead in his vehicle, Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Brennan Matherne said in a news release. Read more...

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Teen Arrested in Decapitation Case

A Chicago teen has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the decapitated body found on Christmas Day. Alexis Valdez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after police allege he murdered and dismembered a 41-year-old whose body was found early Christmas morning in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood, police said.. Read more...

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Mother, Daughter Killer Arrested

A suspect has been taken into custody in the double murder of a Westfield mother and daughter. Westfield police said that Christian Rene Haley, 20, of Indianapolis, was taken into custody on multiple preliminary felony charges, including two counts of murder, one count of robbery and one count of burglary. On Dec 20., family members alerted police that they had found the bodies of Marylyn Erb, 52, and Kelley Erb, 23, in their home near 161stStreet and Oak Part Court in Westfield. Read more...


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December 26, 2013

Girlfriend Killed, Buried in Backyard

A 22-year-old Compton man is being held on $1-million bond after he was arrested on suspicion of murder after he told authorities he had killed his girlfriend and buried her in a backyard. The suspect, Devion Anderson, surrendered at the Compton sheriff's station. Police discovered a mound of freshly ground dirt in the backyard, according to a news release. Read more...

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3 Teens Shot in Newark

Authorities say three teens have been shot in Newark and media reports say two of them have been killed. Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said the shooting happened not far from Interstate 78 and Irvington, a neighboring city. DeMaio says the victims were juveniles. Their conditions were not immediately available. Read more...

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December 24, 2013

Pair Charged With Murder Of Sheriff's Deputy

Two men have been ordered held without bond, accused of shooting and killing a Cook County Sheriff's deputy as the officer tried to stop them from robbing his daughter and her boyfriend over the weekend. Gage Thornton and Brandon Jackson, both 22, both have been charged with three counts of murder, and one count of attempted armed robbery, in the shooting death of Cook County Sheriff's Officer Cuauhtemoc Estrada. Read more...

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Teen Shot, Killed by Stepfather

Police say a 14-year-old Colorado girl was fatally shot by her stepfather after a report of a burglary at her home. Colorado Springs police spokesman Larry Herbert said the girl's stepfather fired the shot, but said it was unclear if he had mistaken the teen for a burglar. The stepfather hasn't been arrested and it will be up to prosecutors to decide whether charges should be filed. Read more...

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December 23, 2013

Teen Shot at Colorado School Dies

Claire Davis, the 17-year-old Colorado high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate, has died according to hospital statement. "It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side," the statement on Littleton Adventist Hospital's Facebook page read. Davis was in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13. Friends and well-wishers had posted prayers online and raised money to help pay for her medical care. Read more...

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Deputy Fatally Shot Outside Holiday Party

A sheriff's deputy has been shot to death while trying to break up an armed robbery outside a family Christmas party in suburban Chicago. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the shooting happened at the VFW hall in Bellwood, about 13 miles from downtown Chicago. Dart says the deputy is a former Marine who'd been with the department for more than 20 years. Read more...

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4 Arrested in Deadly Carjacking

Nearly a week after a shopper was gunned down in a deadly carjacking at a New Jersey shopping mall garage, police arrested four men on charges of murder. Dustin Friedland, 30, an attorney from Hoboken, was shot in the head on Dec. 15 in front of his wife after the couple loaded their car with holiday gifts at The Mall at Short Hills, about 12 miles west of Newark. Three of the men arrested are from Newark and were identified as Karif Ford, 31, Besim Henry, 32, Kevin Roberts, 33. The fourth suspect, Hanif Thompson, 29, is from Irvington, N.J. Read more...

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December 20, 2013

Note Foretold Reno Attack

Bypassing waiting patients, a gunman who complained he had a botched 2010 surgery opened fire with a 12-guage shotgun at doctors at a Reno medical office — a deadly rampage that investigators say was referred to in a suicide note. For the first time detectives provided a chilling, detailed account of how Alan Oliver Frazier of Plumas County, Calif., opened fire with a pistol-grip shotgun in the examination room area.of a urology medical practice. Read more...

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December 19, 2013

Man in Patz Case Has Dark Past

Prosecutors say the man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who disappeared in 1979 has a disturbing past. In court papers, the Manhattan district attorney's office says Pedro Hernandez beat his wife, molested a relative and used cocaine. Hernandez emerged just last year as a suspect in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz. The case spotlighted the problem of vanished children nationwide. Read more...

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Stepson Charged in Stabbing Death

The stepson of a Salvation Army worker who was stabbed to death in Harlem was charged in his killing, the police said. The worker, Ashford Geddes, 68, was stabbed multiple times on Lenox Avenue near 138th Street Street in Harlem, the police said. The stepson, Waldean Elliot, 32, was charged on Wednesday night with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The police said they did not know the nature of the dispute between the men. Read more...

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December 18, 2013

Teen Girl Arrested for First-Degree Murder

A teen who was caring for a 2-year-old was arrested on charges of first-degree murder. Kern County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives arrested a 17-year-old girl for one count of first-degree murder and one count of assault on a child causing death in relation to the death of 2-year-old Kayden Webb. Webb was found not breathing and unresponsive in an apartment in east Bakersfield. Read more...

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1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Reno Hospital Shooting

A gunman opened fire at a Reno hospital killing at least one person and critically wounding two others before apparently taking his own life, state emergency officials said. Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson told reporters the gunman apparently shot himself. The incident took place on the third floor of a medical building at Renown Regional Medical Center, Robinson said. He estimated that about 100 people were inside at the time. Read more...

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Girlfriend Charged in Fatal Stabbing

A woman arrested last year for allegedly stabbing a woman at a Chuck E. Cheese is now facing murder charges in the death of her boyfriend during a fight over the weekend, police said. Shardonnae Pruitt, 20, was arrested after she stabbed Kahlin Holloway, 22, in the chest with a butcher knife, police said. Bail was set at $750,000 for Pruitt who was charged with first degree murder, according to court records. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:52 AM

Father Guilty of Murdering 2-Month-Old

A father was found guilty of the 2001 murder of his 2-month-old daughter in Riverside County. Her remains were later found in a plastic container at an Arkansas storage unit, authorities said. Vermont resident Jason Michael Hann, 38, was living in Desert Hot Springs when he killed his daughter, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. The infant's remains were found in 2002 after Hann and co-defendant Krissy Lynn Werntz failed to pay the storage bill and the container was cleaned out, according to authorities. Read more...

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December 17, 2013

Troy Football Player Charged With Murder

Troy football player Dimitri Miles was arrested and charged with murder in connection with a shooting death at an off-campus apartment complex in Troy. The 21-year-old Miles had been a walk-on linebacker for the Trojans, spending his 2013 junior season with the scout team after being declared academically ineligible. He is being held on $100,000 bond. Miles was immediately dismissed from the Trojan football team and suspended by the school. Read more...

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December 16, 2013

Neighbor of Slain Girl Arrested

A neighbor was arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Ohio girl whose body was found in a trash bin near her home after authorities and residents conducted a frantic search for the missing child. Jerrod Metsker, 24, was arrested at his home on a murder charge about 12 hours after deputies found the body of Reann Murphy near her home at a mobile park in Smithville, about 30 miles southwest of Akron. Read more...

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Wife Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death

Anne Arundel County police said a mother and wife has been charged in the stabbing death of her husband in Laurel, Md. Police found Johnnie Sutton III, 38, dead inside the home. Sutton was a member of the United States Army. Investigators found evidence to charge his wife, Marquita Sutton, 30, with his death. Mrs. Sutton turned herself in to police on Saturday and has been charged with second-degree murder. Read more...

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December 13, 2013

Ex-Boyfriend Charged in Thanksgiving Slaying

A mother of three on her way to work Thanksgiving Day was stabbed to death outside her Northwest Side home by her jealous ex-boyfriend, Cook County prosecutors said. Maria Gonzalez, 39, had just left her apartment about 5 a.m. Nov. 28 and was about to get into her car when she was attacked by Alberto Gaytan, 42, with whom she had a 4-year-old daughter, said Assistant State's Attorney Maura White. Read more...

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Foster Mother Arrested for Murder

A foster mother is in jail for murder after a 2-year-old girl was found dead in a home south of Tahlequah. Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Cherokee Nation EMS were dispatched to a home on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. for an unresponsive child. A toddler was pronounced dead on arrival. Read more...


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December 12, 2013

Two Men Arrested for Murder of Woman

Two men have been arrested for the murder of a Seminole woman. The Hobbs Police Department arrested Juan Manuel Villegas, 30, and Carlos Najera, 43, for Capital Murder. The warrants for their arrests originated from the Gaines County Sheriff's Office for the murder of 24-year-old Ana Villegas. Ana was reported missing by family members on Nov. 21. Her body was later found in the Pecos River by New Mexico authorities on Dec. 2. Read more...

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December 11, 2013

Suspect Arrested in Death of Arizona Teen

A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old Mesa girl who was assaulted, strangled and dumped in a trash container, police said. Alex Anthony Madrid, 31, was being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual conduct with a minor, molestation of a child, sexual abuse, child abuse, abandonment/concealment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence, according to Mesa police. Read more...

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Shootout in Miami Leaves 2 Dead

Three police officers were shot and several more were injured in a shootout and chase in Miami, Fla. that left two other people dead. Miami-Dade police said the incident began around 4:30 a.m. with a report of gunfire in a trailer park. When a police officer arrived, he confronted a man thought to have committed an attempted armed robbery at a nearby Walgreens in which an employee was threatened at gunpoint, according to the station. Read more...

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December 10, 2013

Teen Hero, 16, Fatally Shot

A teenager hailed as a hero in 2010 when she helped save two children who fell into an icy reservoir has died in a shooting in an Indiana home. Aubrey Peters, 16, was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, hours after she was shot in the chest inside a Noblesville home. Twenty-year-old Jacob Travis McDaniel of Noblesville was charged with reckless homicide and pointing a firearm. Read more...

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December 09, 2013

Newlyweds Killed Man for Thrill

Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said. Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before but their plans never worked out until last month when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online posting that promised companionship in return for money. Read more...

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Woman Charged With Boyfriend's Murder

A 27-year-old woman was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend in a Midtown apartment, according to Anchorage police. Bonnie Degenstein called 911 at 10:16 p.m. and said that she and Ryan Tamborrino, 24, were drinking and "playing with guns." She said she accidently shot Tamborrino in the head, police said. Read more...

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Mars Fined for Fatal Crash

A co-owner of the Mars candy company and one of the world's richest women pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless driving in a fatal crash. A Loudoun County judge ordered Jacqueline Badger Mars, 74, to pay a $2,500 fine and suspended her driver's license for six months. Court papers say Mars told a witness she fell asleep just before the October crash in Aldie. Read more...

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December 05, 2013

Parking Lot Death Ruled a Homicide

A medical examiner has determined the death of a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during a Kansas City Chiefs game was a homicide. But Kansas City police say the cause of 30-year-old Kyle Van Winkle's death has not been determined. Van Winkle was found unconscious at 5:20 p.m. Read more...

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Housemate Charged in Stabbing Death

The roommate who was found relaxing on a couch near the body of a Mascoutah man on the living room floor was charged with the man's stabbing death. Joshua A. Rogers, 23, was being held in lieu of $2 million bail at the St. Clair County Jail. He was charged with first-degree murder for the death of his friend, Richard A. Feldt. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:23 AM

December 04, 2013

Wife Arrested in Judge's Poisoning

An arrest has been made in the poisoning investigation of an Ashtabula County common pleas judge. The judge's wife, Carla Hague, was arrested. The 71-year-old retired nurse is being held in the Lake County jail on a charge of attempted murder. She is expected to be arraigned in the next few days. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:07 AM

December 03, 2013

Home Invasion Suspect Charged With Murder

A man who was arrested for his connection with two violent home invasions was charged in a Nov. 27 murder. Adrian Anthony has been charged with murder and robbery in a fatal shooting that took place on North Gray Street on Nov. 27. Robbie Gibson and his brother were working at a residence on North Gray Street when they were approached by two suspects who displayed a handgun and demanded money. It is alleged that Anthony fatally shot Robbie Gibson. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:50 AM

December 02, 2013

Daughter Arrested in Murder of Aurora Woman

Traci Cunningham, a 28-year-old Aurora woman, was charged with the murder of her mother, Eagle County authorities said. The body of Penelope Sue Cunningham, 60, was found beside a rural road in the county. Eagle County sheriff's deputies took Traci Cunningham into custody, calling her a "person of interest." Investigators interviewed her and charged her with first degree murder, according to a statement by the sheriff's office. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:47 AM

Man Charged in 2011 Murder

A Long Island man has been charged with the murder of his classmate two years ago. Thomas Liming, 21, was arraigned in Suffolk County Court in the death of Kyle Underhill, 18. Underhill's body was found in November 2011, not far from his Islip, Long Island home. Prosecutors said he was beaten to death, and his body left in a marsh of Brook Street. Read more...

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November 28, 2013

Man Awaiting Murder Trial Dies

A suspected serial killer who was awaiting trial for the 1996 murder of a 27-year-old woman has died in a Denver hospital from pneumonia and other health complications. Chester Leroy Todd, 69, was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation and first-degree felony murder in connection with the death of Sherri Lynn Majors, Denver District Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:09 AM

November 27, 2013

Four Charged in San Francisco Slaying

A couple accused of killing a man they suspected of selling their 17-year-old daughter on the streets and two other defendants are now facing federal murder and racketeering charges in San Francisco, court records show. Thirty-nine-year-old Barry Gilton, his longtime girlfriend, Lupe Mercado, 38, Gilton's cousin Antonio Gilton, 27, and family friend Alfonso Williams, 36, were indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco in last year's slaying of 22-year-old Calvin Sneed in the Bayview District. All four were charged with murder in aid of racketeering. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:31 AM

Body Found in Hollywood Dumpster

A 19-year-old Hollywood man was being held on suspicion of murder after police say he killed a man during a robbery in Koreatown and dumped the body in a trash bin. Los Angeles County prosecutors are expected to charge Merdan Haydarov in the slaying of 49-year-old Randall Scott Kreeger, whose body was found in a dumpster in the 1800 block of Garfield Place in Hollywood. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:31 AM

November 26, 2013

Boyfriend Accused of Dispatcher's Death

The boyfriend of a police dispatcher in Arkansas who was killed nearly two years ago has been charged in her death. Garland County Prosecutor Steve Oliver said that Kevin Duck is charged with first-degree murder in the December 2011 death of Dawna Natzke. Natzke, a Hot Springs dispatcher, was last seen Dec. 21, 2011, leaving a holiday party with Duck. Her body was found New Year's Eve in a remote area in the Ouachita National Forest. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:45 AM

Bar Owner Shoots Country Singer

A downtown bar owner told police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the musician smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area, authorities said. Pit and Barrel owner Chris Ferrell shot Wayne Mills, 44, after the bar had closed. Mills died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:45 AM

November 25, 2013

Professor Charged in 1995 Murder

A psychology professor has been taken into custody for the murder 18 years ago of her alleged rapist after rejecting a plea deal that would have handed her a three-year prison sentence. Norma Patricia Esparza, 39, is one of four suspects to face charges for the 1995 killing of Gonzalo Ramirez, 24, whose body was found hacked to death with a meat cleaver on the side of a road in Orange County. A fourth suspect died in July. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:36 AM

November 22, 2013

Aryans Target Two Black Teens

Two Washington state teens accused of beating an 88-year-old World War II veteran to death are in the crosshairs of the Aryan Brotherhood. The white supremacist group reportedly put a $10,000 bounty on Spokane teens Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn, both 16 and black and both accused of murder. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:24 AM

November 21, 2013

Mother Wants Son's Shooters Charged

On Tuesday, 25 year old Ryan Lusk suddenly died in the hospital bed he'd been in for six months. His mother Paula Montoya says, "Even though he was paralyzed, he never stopped fighting. He never gave up on life." Ever since Lusk was shot during a robbery while leaving the St. Patrick's Day festivities last year, Montoya says her son has been paralyzed from the waist down, and battled infections and complications. Read more...

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November 18, 2013

Missing Family's Remains Found

Four skeletons discovered in shallow graves in the Southern California desert are believed those of a missing San Diego County family, authorities said, raising a host of new questions about what happened to the seemingly happy couple and their two young sons. The McStay family — 40-year-old Joseph, his 43-year-old wife, Summer, and their sons Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3 — were apparent homicide victims, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:44 AM

Refrigerator Boy Was Murdered

A coroner's jury has ruled that the suffocation death of an 8-year-old boy whose body was found in an abandoned refrigerator in central Illinois was a homicide. A Peoria County coroner's jury spent more than 30 minutes deliberating Thursday before handing down a ruling in the Aug. 15 death of Marquail (mahr-KWEHL') Johnson. The boy's naked body was found in a refrigerator in a yard near his Peoria home, hours after he was reported missing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:42 AM

November 15, 2013

Boy, 11, Charged in Death of Infant

An 11-year-old is now charged with the abuse that led to his 7-month-old brother's death. The infant's mother, Wendy Latwann Johnson, was charged earlier this week in Camden Johnson's death. Relatives say the 11-year-old confessed to abusing his brother, and doing it out of jealousy, while his mother ran an errand Saturday and was gone from the house for about 45 minutes. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:32 AM

State Assemblyman's Dad Murdered

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father was murdered in a possible home invasion in Silver Lake. The victim's daughter arrived at the home and found 78-year-old Joseph Gatto suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators say the house had been ransacked. No arrests have been made. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:32 AM

November 12, 2013

3 Killed, 2 Wounded in Home Shooting

Authorities in Northern California were seeking a motive in a home-invasion shooting that left three adult family members dead and two wounded, and sent a child fleeing to a nearby house for safety. The triple murder happened in Stockton. Sheriff's deputies responded after receiving a 911 call from a man who reported that he, his girlfriend and other family members had been shot. Deputies arrived and found three of the victims — a couple in their 50s and their son — dead at the scene, Deputy Les Garcia said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:15 AM

2 Arrested in Texas Party Shootings

Authorities have charged two suspects in a deadly shooting at a house party in suburban Houston that left two teenagers dead and 20 hurt. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced that 21-year-old Willie Young and 18-year-old Randy Stewart were arrested. Young is charged with deadly conduct while Stewart is charged with aggravated assault. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:15 AM

Man Charged With Murder of Wife

A man is charged with murder after reportedly beating his wife to death. Marvin Antonio Hill, 37, is charged with murder, according to law enforcement officials. He is at the Catawba County jail without bond. Police said a man called 911 and said he and a woman got into a fight, and she slipped and fell. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:14 AM

November 11, 2013

2 Dead, 22 Injured in Houston

A sheriff's office says a man and a woman are dead and at least 22 other people have been injured following gunfire at a large house party in a suburb near Houston. Texas' Harris County Sheriff Office issued a statement that two suspects are being sought after shots erupted in the suburb of Cypress. More than 100 people, mostly young adults, were at the house and many fled in panic from the gunfire, with injuries ranging from minor to critical. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:29 AM

November 08, 2013

3 Arrested in Shooting of Medical Student

Three people have been arrested in the fatal shooting last summer of a University of Michigan medical student who was also an Air Force officer, police said. The suspects had no previous connection to victim Paul DeWolf or to the university, Ann Arbor police Chief John Seto said. DeWolf, 25, was found fatally shot at the off-campus Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity July 24 after failing to appear for work at a hospital. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:09 AM

2nd Arrest in Mississippi Murders

Authorities say a second person has been arrested in the abduction and killing of a Mississippi couple and their 7-year-old son. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said that 30-year-old Cedric D. Mason, of Jackson, was arrested late Wednesday on two counts of capital murder and two counts of kidnapping. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:09 AM

Cop's Daughter Charged in Hit-and-Run

A 23-year-old Gardena woman accused of fleeing the scene after a fatal collision with a bicyclist in June is the daughter of an LAPD sergeant and the victim was a U.S. Postal Service worker, police confirmed. Vanessa Marie Yanez is charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run that occurred June 26, according to authorities. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:07 AM

November 07, 2013

Man Charged With Mississippi Family's Deaths

A 42-year-old man was charged Wednesday with arson and two counts of murder in connection with the deaths of a woman and her 7-year-old son in Mississippi. Wearing a bulletproof vest, Timothy Burns appeared in Copiah County Justice Court. He said he has no lawyer, so one will be appointed to him. He's being held in the deaths of Atira Hughes-Smith and Jaidon Hill. The boy's stepfather, Laterry Smith, was also killed. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:51 AM

November 06, 2013

Man Arrested in 2012 St. Claude Murder

A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old man in St. Claude last December has been arrested. Don Hayes, 39, was jailed in the death of 36-year-old Nathan Johnson after an investigation that involved an eye-witness account, a failed kidnapping attempt and a recorded message made by the dying man in the moments after he was shot, police said in papers filed with Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:51 AM

November 05, 2013

Missing Arizona Woman's Body Found

Arizona authorities say a body found over the weekend in the desert is that of a missing 78-year-old suburban Phoenix woman. Police say the body was discovered in the same general area where Helen Jean Lee's grandson had led detectives to find additional evidence. The grandson, 40-year-old Jason Eric Howell, is considered the only suspect in the killing. Lee was reported missing from her home the same day Howell was arrested in the theft of an SUV from a Chandler school. He is accused of ramming a police car and kidnapping, among other charges. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:09 AM

Man Charged in Antioch Double Murder

The search is over for Billy Varner, the man now charged in the deaths of his wife and mother in far north suburban Antioch. Varner was caught in Williston, North Dakota, about 1,000 miles from Antioch, Illinois, and about 80 miles south of the Canadian border. Varner also faces charges over a church robbery and a stolen van. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:08 AM

November 04, 2013

Body of 10-Year-Old in Trash Can

Police say the body of a 10-year-old girl has been found in a trash can at a metro Atlanta apartment complex. Gwinnett County police said in a statement that a man called 911 and said he was suicidal. He also said his daughter drank some type of chemical and was dead. Officers responding to the call found the girl's body in a trash can at the Lawrenceville apartment complex. Police say the girl's body was badly burned. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:54 AM

Feds Look Into Kendrick Johnson Case

Nearly 10 months after their son died, the parents of Kendrick Johnson are finally getting what they've been asking for: another investigation into the teen's mysterious death in the gym of Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. Michael Moore, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said that federal authorities will investigate the circumstances behind the death of Johnson, whose bloody body was found inside a rolled-up gym mat on January 11. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:53 AM

October 30, 2013

Rampage Suspect Charged With Murder

An overnight manhunt in Kaufman County led to the arrest of a 36-year-old Terrell man after five people were found killed at four separate locations. Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. was arrested following a car chase with police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers. The chase began Monday night and went into the early morning hours Tuesday. At about 1:30 a.m., the chase ended when Brownlow crashed his car on College Mound Road and fled into a wooded area south of U.S. 80, where he was later apprehended. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:35 AM

H.S. Running Back Charged With Murder

A Texas high school football player is sitting in a Fayette County jail after being charged with first-degree murder, reports say. JaKyle Harris, 18, and a running back at Weimar High School, is accused of shooting a teenager at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange. He reportedly was one of three people arrested in the incident. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:32 AM

October 29, 2013

Orange Grove Murder Suspect Arrested

An arrest was made in the murder of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found in an orange grove in Redlands on Feb. 26. Robert Seiuli, 34, was arrested for murder in the city of Colton. Detectives linked Seiuli to the murder of Sylvia Marie Flores, 23, of Perris. The victim, who was working as a prostitute in San Bernardino at the time of her death, was murdered on Feb. 26. Her body was found in an orange grove near Almond Avenue and Alabama Street. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:05 AM

2 Murder Suspects Arrested at Hotel

Authorities arrested two people in Fort Lauderdale who are suspected of a killing a 53-year-old Port St. Lucie woman. The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested Georgia Scordamaglia, 31, and David Weingrad, 27, at 5 a.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites on North State Road 7. Port St. Lucie Police had alerted BSO that the two were in the area, according to Port St. Lucie Police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:05 AM

Man Charged in Father's Beating Death

An Athens County grand jury indicted a Glouster man today on aggravated murder and other charges in the beating death of his father, county Prosecutor Keller J. Blackburn said. The indictment charges Paul J. Roberts, 41, with using a hammer to beat to death his father, Paul E. Roberts, 63, and concealing his body in a well beneath the porch of his father's home in Glouster. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:04 AM

October 28, 2013

5 People, 2 Dogs Shot in Phoenix

Police are investigating the shooting deaths of five people and two dogs found at a Phoenix apartment complex. Sgt. Tommy Thompson says officers responded to a call about shots fired at the complex around 9 a.m. Saturday. Officers eventually narrowed down their search area to two apartments. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:23 AM

Mother, 4 Children Stabbed in Brooklyn

A Chinese immigrant has been arrested on five counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of a mother and her four young children in the family's Brooklyn home. The New York Police Department said the suspect, 25-year-old Ming Don Chen, implicated himself in the stabbings late Saturday in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Chief of Department Phil Banks said the victims "were cut and butchered with a kitchen knife." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:23 AM

Missing Woman Found in Shallow Grave

A 24-year-old woman whose remains were found in a central Minnesota park likely died from a single gunshot wound to the head, police and the medical examiner's office said. Eden Prairie police confirmed earlier Sunday that the human remains found in a shallow grave in a park along the Mississippi River north of Sartell are those of Mandy Matula, who had been missing since May. A hiker found the remains. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:23 AM

4 Teens Charged in Vet's Death

Four Mississippi teenagers have been charged with murder in the killing of a beloved World War II veteran who gained local fame for his home-cooked hot tamales. The long and lustrous life of Lawrence "Shine" Thornton, 87, was celebrated last week during a ceremony at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Following the ceremony, Thornton was buried with military honors at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:22 AM

October 25, 2013

Teen Teacher Killer Charged as Adult

A 24-year-old Massachusetts high school math teacher who authorities believe was murdered by a 14-year-old student was remembered across the state Wednesday night. Hundreds turned out for a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of Danvers High School, where Colleen Ritzer worked. Meanwhile, Phillip Chism was being held without bail after he was charged by the Essex County district attorney as an adult Wednesday during his arraignment at Salem District Court. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:56 AM

Police: Mom and 2 Children Dead

Florida police say a mother and her two young children who had been reported missing are deceased. Family members contacted police and asked for a well-being check on Yessenia Suarez, 28, after not hearing from her, and learning that her two children were not at school. The responding officers reported that Suarez was not at home, nor were her children, who have been identified as Michael Otto, 8, and Thalio Otto, 9. Authorities have determined the three are dead but their bodies have not been located. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:55 AM

Boyfriend Arrested in Young Mom's Murder

Police in New Jersey have arrested the former boyfriend of a young mother found strangled to death with their infant in the same room. The body of 23-year-old Mary Greff, a former Miss New Jersey Teen USA contestant, was discovered in bed in the Waldwick home she shared with her parents. Her infant was found unharmed in a bassinet in the same room. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:54 AM

Man Charged With July Murder

A Greater Grand Crossing man has been charged with fatally shooting a man during a July robbery and home invasion in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Damien Thomas, 21, was charged with murder and home invasion, both felonies. Thomas and Dorvell Gogins allegedly broke into a home to rob it about 3 p.m. July 11 and shot 27-year-old Jeremiah Brown in the chest, authorities said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:53 AM

October 24, 2013

Teacher Found Slain in Woods

A 14-year-old Massachusetts high school student is facing a murder charge in the death of a 24-year-old teacher found dead in the woods behind the school. Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett on Wednesday identified the victim as Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer, of Andover. He says police started investigating after they learned she had not returned home from work and was not answering her cellphone. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:34 AM

October 23, 2013

Navada School Shooter Was 12

Police say the student who opened fire at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, injuring two classmates and taking the life of an 8th grade math teacher before killing himself, was 12-years-old. Authorities say the parents of the 12-year-old, who was a 7th grader at the school, are cooperating with authorities and could face charges in the case. Authorities also announced that they had finished processing the crime scene and officially identified the slain teacher as Michael Landsberry. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:46 AM

Landlord Shoots Tenant Late on Rent

Javier Ortoll, a 78-year-old landlord, faces second-degree murder charges following the fatal shooting of his tenant who had fallen behind on rent. Ortoll went to the home in East Naples, Fla. and shot his tenant, identified as 51-year-old Edward Melone. Ortoll, who is disabled, has owned the home for 20 years. Friends told the newspaper that Ortoll has a concealed weapons permit and often carries a gun. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:45 AM

October 22, 2013

2 Dead in Sparks School Shooting

A student opening fire with a handgun he took from his parents. Screaming students running for cover. A teacher, trying to help, shot dead. Two students wounded. As authorities investigated, details were still trickling out hours after a deadly shooting at a Nevada middle school. An official used one word to describe the scene at Sparks Middle School: chaos. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:27 AM

Woman Stabs Pregnant Sister-in-Law

A Las Vegas woman brutally killed her pregnant sister-in-law, stabbing the young mom repeatedly while moaning so loudly neighbors thought they were hearing the sounds of kinky sex, police records allege. Elinor Indico, 30, faces charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the bloody slaying of her brother's wife, Ashley Indico. A neighbor told police Ashley's 5-year-old son came to her door with blood on his hands. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:26 AM

October 21, 2013

Cyanide Killed Bulger Trial Witness

The Massachusetts medical examiner's office says cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of James "Whitey" Bulger who had hoped to testify at Bulger's trial. A spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said Sunday that the medical examiner concluded that acute cyanide toxicity killed 59-year-old Stephen Rakes of Quincy in July. His death was ruled a homicide. Authorities say Rakes' death wasn't related to the Bulger case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:21 AM

Murder Suspect Dies in Custody

Hours after a murder suspect became the second inmate in six weeks to die in the custody of York County jailers, Sheriff Bruce Bryant said he has "the utmost confidence" that his detention officers are handling prisoners properly. Authorities say Joshua Grose, 34, died after he tried to drown himself in the toilet of his jail cell and then was held for several hours in a restraint chair. Grose was jailed after being charged with killing his mother and another woman. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:20 AM

October 18, 2013

Teens Had Human Remains in Bag

New York City police say two teenage girls who were stopped as they were leaving a Manhattan branch of Victoria's Secret because they were believed to be shoplifting and who were then found to be carrying a fetus have been arrested. Authorities say two 17-year-old girls were arrested on charges of petit larceny. In a statement, the NYPD said that while inspecting the bags of the two females, security officers discovered a strong odor and found a fetus inside the bag of one of the suspects. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:38 AM

San Marcos Murder Suspect Found Dead

The suspect in two San Marcos murders has been found dead in Comal County, according to San Marcos police. The body of 23-year-old Daniel Brewster Stillwell was found in his car in Devil's Backbone. Police say it appears Stillewell drove his car off of a cliff, but his official cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner. Stillwell is believed to have killed 22-year-old Hailey Nicholls and 26-year-old Jesse Robledo earlier in the day in San Marcos. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:37 AM

October 16, 2013

Teen Guilty of Killing 2 Brothers

An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the slayings of two teen brothers in northwest Ohio. Michael Fay pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated murder in Putnam County. He faces up to life in prison in the May 9 slayings of 14-year-old Blaine Romes and his 17-year-old brother, Blake Romes. Fay is due to be sentenced next month. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:44 AM

October 15, 2013

Teacher Stabbed in Front of Her Students

Police in Long Beach, California have arrested a man whom they say fatally stabbed a 53-year-old teacher who was also the grandmother of his children in front of her students. Steven Brown, 50, is being held on $1 million bail at the Long Beach city jail. Investigators say that Brown walked up to Kelleye Taylor at a park not far from the private Huntington Academy and stabbed the woman in the neck, then ran away. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:42 AM

Brother Suspect in Woman's Murder

Investigators say the brother of a woman whose body was found in her Knightdale apartment over the weekend is now a suspect in her murder – the second homicide in the town's history. "We have gathered evidence to narrow the scope of inquiry, and we are treating him as a suspect," Knightdale Police Chief Jason Godwin said. "We currently do not have any other leads that we are pursuing." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:42 AM

October 14, 2013

Justice Sought for Burned Boy

Texas prosecutors hope new evidence helps them obtain justice for a boy who was doused with gasoline and set on fire on his eighth birthday back in in 1998. Robert Middleton survived the attack and endured years of surgeries. But he died 13 years later, at age 20, from cancer that authorities say was caused by third-degree burns. Montgomery County authorities last month filed a murder charge against Don Willburn Collins, a neighbor who 13 at the time. He had been arrested in the case years ago but was later released. Collins is now 28. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:44 AM

Teen Arrested in Double Homicide

A man accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend and a 64-year-old woman in Inglewood as she tried to protect her grandson was charged with capital murder, meaning prosecutors may pursue the death penalty. Justin Marquis Scott, 19, was charged on two counts of murder with the special circumstance of multiple murders, and one count of attempted murder. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:44 AM

October 11, 2013

4 Texas Men Found Fatally Shot

Emergency personnel responding to a 911 call found four men who had been shot to death at a house in northeast Texas, police said. The four victims were found in a front room of the Paris home, each with gunshot wounds, Paris police Chief Bob Hundley Jr., said. Investigators have ruled out murder suicide and characterized the killings as a quadruple homicide. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:02 AM

October 10, 2013

Body Found in a Block of Cement

The body of a man is his 60s was found in a block of cement in his Jersey City apartment. Neighbors reportedly said the building's super called police when he couldn't open the man's apartment to check on a foul odor coming from inside. When police arrived, they made their way inside and found a block of cement in the corner of a room. The officers chipped away the block and discovered the man's body, according to sources. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:20 AM

Woman Texting Causes Fatal Crash

Police say a 20-year-old woman from Anne Arundel County faces charges in the death of a motorcyclist after she hit him while texting and driving. Elizabeth Haley Meyers of Severn, Md. was charged with negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to yield the right of way and text messaging while driving. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:19 AM

October 08, 2013

Grandmother Kills Baby With Sledgehammer

A suburban Chicago woman is charged with murder in the death of her 6-month-old granddaughter. Authorities said that 61-year-old Alfreda Giedrojc of Oak Lawn used a sledgehammer and knife to kill baby Vivian Summers. Prosecutors say the grandmother placed the baby on the floor and hit the baby repeatedly with the sledgehammer. They say the woman then retrieved a kitchen knife and slit the baby's throat. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:41 AM

Man Charged in Pregnant Girlfriend's Death

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend, has been charged with second-degree murder. Tampa police have reportedly charged Jamar Silas after two witnesses said they saw him leave the home where Brianna Anderson died immediately after hearing a gunshot. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:41 AM

Woman Charged With Murder, Dismemberment

After her ex-boyfriend's brother was attacked with a pipe and knife, and then decapitated, Daisy Gutierrez called her father and told him that she had "fixed the problem," authorities said. Then, Cook County prosecutors contend, Gutierrez's new boyfriend dismembered the body, and her father spent three hours digging a hole in the family's Southwest Side backyard before placing the victim's body parts in plastic bags and burying them. Read more...




Posted by Webmaster at 04:40 AM

October 07, 2013

Baby Kate's Father Charged With Murder

A 23-year-old Michigan man has been charged with the death of his infant daughter who has not been seen since June 29, 2011. Shean Phillips has been arraigned on a charge of "open murder" in connection with the disappearance of his then 4-month-old daughter Katherine Phillips, called by authorities, "Baby Kate." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:18 AM

Inmate Charged With Cellmate's Murder

A Trenton man who was facing attempted murder charges in the assault of another inmate at the Mercer County Corrections Center has been charged with murder after his cellmate was found dead, officials said. Lamar Gaines, 19, was sharing a cell with Darryl Boone, 38, of Trenton, in the receiving and detention area at the corrections center, when officers observed water flowing from under the door of the cell. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:16 AM

Three Arrested in Bronx Double Murder

Three people were arrested in connection to a double murder of a Bronx woman and her mother, including the young woman's ex-boyfriend, police say. According to authorities, Andrew Scott, 23, murdered his ex-girlfriend Jena Randolph, 21, and her mother, Ida Randolph, 65, in their Valentine Avenue apartment in Bedford Park. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:15 AM

October 04, 2013

Teen Kills Two on Hunting Trip

A deer hunting trip in northeastern Oregon turned into a tragedy when a 14-year-old boy killed two others at the cabin where the group was staying, authorities said. The boy then accidentally shot and wounded himself. There were many unanswered questions surrounding the shooting at the remote cabin in the Blue Mountains. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:14 AM

Couple Arrested in Baby's Death

Police have arrested the mother of a 3-month-old baby and her boyfriend for investigation of alleged child abuse that killed the infant last November. Provo detectives arrested Brianna Brown, 32, and Joshua Jay Harding, 30, for investigation of child abuse homicide and booked them into the Utah County Jail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:13 AM

Daughter Arrested in Missing Mom's Death

The daughter of a Serra Mesa woman who has been missing for a week was arrested and jailed on a count of first-degree murder, according to the sheriff's jail website. Ghazal Ybarra Mansury, 42, was booked into the Las Colinas Detention Center in Santee jail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:13 AM

October 02, 2013

Teen's Fire Kills Mom, Sister

Sam Vonachen, a 14-year-old Kansas boy, is charged with murdering his mother and younger sister by deliberately setting fire to the family home in Hutchinson. Vonachen was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mother and 11-year-old sister, one count of attempted first-degree murder of his father, and aggravated arson. Read more...

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September 30, 2013

Pastor Killed in Front of Congregation

A gunman walked into a Louisiana nighttime revival service and opened fire on a pastor while he was preaching in front of about 60 people and then, after the pastor fell, stood over him and fired at least one more round in front of the terrified congregation. Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was inside the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles. Authorities said Woodrow Karey, 53, walked into the building with a shotgun and opened fire. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene and Karey fled, authorities said. Read more...

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Home Invasion Leaves 4 Dead

A woman and an accomplice broke into her family's home and killed her mother and brother before they were shot to death by her father, state police said. The home invasion happened in Ashville, about 40 miles southwest of State College in central Pennsylvania. The father reported the shootings to police and wasn't injured, said police. Read more...

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September 27, 2013

Woman Charged With Stabbing 73-Year-Old

A Dorchester woman has been charged with murder in the August stabbing death of 73-year-old Winston Fields of Roxbury. Boston police and the Suffolk County district attorney's office have issued an arrest warrant for Angeliea Brown, 33, of Dorchester, who is already incarcerated at the South Bay House of Correction on unrelated charges. Read more...

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September 26, 2013

Teen Arrested in Officer's Shooting

Phoenix police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County detention officer who was shot in his own driveway. Police Chief Daniel Garcia said that the teenager will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting of 27-year-old Jorge Vargas. Read more...

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Teen Arrested for Death of Mom, Brother

A 16-year-old Nevada boy sought in the killings of his younger brother and mother was taken into custody by detectives, Henderson police said. Adrian Navarro-Canales was found sitting in an open-air food court near the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, police said. Detectives arrested him without incident. Read more...

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5 Arrested in Home Invasion Murder

Five people have been charged with murder in connection with a deadly, drug-related home invasion robbery in Cecil County. The suspects include an Aberdeen man who is in critical condition after exchanging gunfire with the victim of the home invasion, who later died. Deputies say Kenneth Lee Curry, 19, was targeted because the suspects believed his North East home contained drugs and money. He was shot inside his home in the botched robbery and later died, according to the Cecil Whig. Read more...

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Woman Arrested for Killing Pedophile

A suburban Denver woman is accused of beating a man to death with a baseball bat because she suspected him of sexually molesting a child. Thirty-year-old Forsythia Eliese Owen of Englewood told police she killed Denzel Rainey because a child accused Rainey of sexually abusing her. The 42-year-old man was found in an alley. Rainey had lacerations to his head and a skull fracture. He died of his injuries later at a hospital. Read more...

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September 25, 2013

Hannah Anderson's Mother Was Beaten

Her ankles bound, her mouth covered with duct tape, Christina Anderson was bashed at least 12 times in the head. Her 8-year-old son Ethan's body was burned beyond recognition. Those were some of the grisly details released this week by the San Diego Medical Examiner's office investigating the deaths connected to the Hannah Anderson kidnapping case, a case that captured the nation's interest last month. Read more...

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Teens Arrested in Fatal Subway Robbery

Two teens have been arrested in the fatal shooting at a southeast Houston sandwich stop where a customer was killed during a robbery. Dante Wayne Talbert and Xavier Bernard Jones, both 17, are charged with capital murder. Jones turned 17 the day of the slaying, Sept. 17. The two are accused of killing Christopher McGrew, who was eating at a Subway restaurant at 610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Read more...

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September 24, 2013

Boy Killed by Babysitter's Pit Bulls

A 2-year-old Arizona boy has died after being mauled by a trio of pit bulls at his baby sitter's house, police say. The special needs toddler and his four siblings were at the baby sitter's house in Gilbert when three of the dogs in the house began fighting. The dogs attacked the child after he got caught in the middle of the fight, and his 28-year-old baby sitter – whose name was not revealed – suffered cuts to her arms, legs and hands as she tried to pull the dogs off him, Gilbert police said. Read more...

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September 23, 2013

Man, Girlfriend Charged in Quadruple Murder

A grand jury indicted a man and his girlfriend on murder charges in the shooting deaths of a woman and three teenagers in what prosecutors called a robbery during a pot deal in a former mountain resort in eastern Tennessee. The Cumberland County grand jury indicted Jacob Allen Bennett, 26, and Lina Yvonn Moser, 25, on four felony murder and two attempted aggravated robbery charges. Bennett, who is accused of being the gunman, was also charged with four counts of premeditated murder, which means prosecutors could pursue the death penalty. Read more...

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Teen Charged In Father's Murder

A 16-year-old Bronx boy has been charged in the brutal slaying of his father. Ivan James Sr., 40, was found dead by his daughter in a bathtub at his on Grand Concourse in University Heights. He had been stabbed 10 times in the head, three times in the face and once in the neck, a source said, however, police have only said that James suffered head trauma. Read more...

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September 19, 2013

Navy Was Warned About Alexis

A Newport, Rhode Island police sergeant reported Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis to naval station police last month after the suspect told cops he was "hearing voices" through his hotel room wall and that three people were following him and sending vibrations into his body, according to a police report. In the document, the officer said that on August 7, he was sent to a local hotel to check out a suspicious person report involving Alexis, who told him he was a naval contractor and travelled often. Read more...

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Gang Member Killed 6-Year-Old

A murder charge was filed against a documented gang member who allegedly shot a 6-year-old girl to death in Moreno Valley earlier this month. Keandre Narkie Johnson, 21, a "known gang member" and parolee, was arrested without incident in Hemet, according to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Read more...

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September 18, 2013

Motive Unknown in Navy Yard Shootings

A former Navy reservist who had a history of firearm violations was able to use his pass as a defense contractor's employee to gain access to the Washington Navy Yard where he went on a deadly shooting rampage. Aaron Alexis killed 12 people during the shooting spree, before he was shot and killed. Authorities were trying to piece together a profile of the shooter and a motive for the shootings as the families of his victims mourned their love ones. Read more...

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September 17, 2013

13 Dead in Navy Yard Shooting

At least 13 people are dead and 14 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, Navy officials said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities sought to contain the panic. The incident, in which the death toll rose almost hourly, represents the single worst loss of life in the District since an airliner plunged into the Potomac River in 1982, killing 78. Read more...

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Unarmed Man Shot 10 Times

An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said. A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell early Saturday while responding to a breaking and entering call. Ten of the bullets hit the former Florida A&M University football player. Read more...

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September 16, 2013

Man Arrested for Multiple Shootings

A suspect was arrested in the shooting deaths of a woman and three teenagers whose bodies were found in a car in a former mountain resort in eastern Tennessee. Jacob Allen Bennett, 26, was arrested on a parole violation the night after the four bodies were found on Renegade Mountain, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a press conference in Crossville. Read more...

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Children Found Dead in Motel

An Arizona woman has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two children who were found dead in a Southern California hotel room. Police found the children after the woman, who authorities believe to be their mother, crashed her car outside a supermarket and made remarks that led authorities to them. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Roommate's Shooting

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested in the shotgun slaying of her male roommate at their Las Vegas apartment. Mary Pitrello was arrested on charges of murder, robbery and assault after the shooting Thursday night in the southwest part of the valley. Pitrello is accused of getting a shotgun in her bedroom after an argument with her roommate and firing one shot through his closed bedroom door when he was on the phone. The shot struck him and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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September 12, 2013

Man Charged in Murder of State Trooper

A Michigan man was charged in the shooting of a Michigan State Police trooper. The man's pregnant wife, meanwhile, stands accused of trying to help him flee the scene. Mason County prosecutors say Eric Knysz, 19, shot and killed Trooper Paul Butterfield, 43, during a traffic stop in Sherman Township in a rural northwestern area of the state. His wife Sarah, 21, faces two charges of attempting to drive away from the incident. Read more...

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September 11, 2013

Uncle Charged in 7-Year-Old's Death

The uncle of a missing 7-year-old girl, Willow Long, is being held on murder charges after the girl's body was identified. Justin DeRyke, 22, was arrested and charged with first degree murder, police said. Long had been missing since Sunday morning when she apparently walked out of her home in Watson, Ill., while her mother was taking a nap. More than 300 volunteers, in addition to the FBI, Effingham County Sheriff's Office, the Watson Police and the Illinois State Patrol came out to search. Read more...

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September 10, 2013

Newlywed Wife Charged With Murder

A newlywed wife was charged with killing her husband by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park during an argument just a week after they got married. Charging documents suggest Jordan Linn Graham, 22, was having second thoughts about getting married around the time the body of her husband, Cody Lee Johnson, 25, of Kalispell was discovered. Read more...

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Carnival Workers Charged With Murder

Two brothers, who were in Farmer City as part of the carnival at last weekend's Heritage Days Festival, were charged with stabbing and strangling a rural Farmer City man to death and stealing his wallet. James and Alexander Jacquart of Valders, Wis., each face five counts of murder and one count of armed robbery in connection with the death of Blayne Benefield, 21. Read more...

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September 09, 2013

Man, 107, Killed in Standoff

Police in the southeast Arkansas city of Pine Bluff say a 107-year-old man is dead after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home. Pine Bluff Lt. David Price said police officers called to the home were told Monroe Isadore had pointed a weapon at two people there. Read more...

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September 06, 2013

Mystery Surrounds Mother's Shooting

The mystery surrounding the shooting death of a pregnant Ohio woman and the wounding of her toddler is deepening. A sheriff's office in rural southern Ohio held a news conference in which authorities released few details about the investigation. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger says the motive "is still up in the air." Read more...

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Teen Charged in Texas School Stabbing

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder following a horrific multi-student stabbing in a Houston-area high school. In all three students were hospitalized and one killed when the fight broke out inside Spring High School's cafeteria around 7:10 a.m. before the school was placed on lockdown for nearly five and a half hours. Read more...

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September 05, 2013

Teen Accused of Stabbing Mom 79 Times

A Colorado teenager is facing a first-degree murder charge, accused of stabbing her mother 79 times in the face and neck in the bathroom of their Aurora home. Isabella Yun-Mi Guzman, 18, is being held without bond at the Arapahoe County Jail in the August 28 stabbing death of her mother, Yun-Mi Hoy, 47. Read more...

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Hilltop Man Charged in Double Homicide

A Hilltop man already behind bars is being charged with killing two acquaintances whose bodies were found last week in a burning car. Nicholas Roseberry, 29, faces two counts of murder in the deaths of Richard Gill, 43, and Jose Alivez, 44. The bodies of Gill and Alivez were found Friday morning after firefighters extinguished a car fire behind the Forest Creek Apartments. Autopsies revealed they had beaten to death before being placed in the car. Read more...

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September 04, 2013

Driver Charged in Freeway Death

A 26-year-old man suspected of driving the car from a which a woman fell to her death on the 210 Freeway last week was charged with murder. Ricardo Jimenez of North Hollywood was in court Tuesday, but his scheduled arraignment was continued until Sept. 23, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Jimenez had turned himself in a day after the Los Angeles Police Department said officers were searching for him in the death of Maria Josefina Jimenez, 22, who was not related to the suspect. Read more...

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September 03, 2013

Man Charged With Killing His Father

Maryland State Police have arrested a Carroll County man and charged him with murdering his father. According to police, Joseph Pine, 31, killed his father, Michael Pine, 63. Police say a neighbor called 911 to report a disturbance at the home. When police arrived, they saw the suspect standing outside. Police say they saw Michael Pine lying on the front porch of the home next door. He had sustained obvious trauma to his upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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September 02, 2013

Inmate Charged After Hospital Attack

A 65-year-old inmate is dead after he was attacked by another inmate at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino. Authorities said the men were both serving time in living quarters at the hospital when the attack occurred. The 65-year-old victim was rendered unconscious and died of his injuries about six hours later. The suspect, identified as George Carver, 40, of San Bernardino was arrested and charged with murder at West Valley Detention Center. Read more...

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Principal Arrested for Killing Husband

An elementary school principal has been arrested for investigation of murder after her husband's body was found in a Bakersfield field by a farmworker. Kern County sheriff's investigators said 46-year-old Leslie Jenea Chance was arrested in connection with the death of her husband, Todd Chance, who died of multiple gunshot wounds. She is being held without bail. Read more...

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August 30, 2013

Daughter Murder Suspect Located

Police have located a teenage female wanted in connection with a south Aurora killing, police reported. The suspect, 18-year-old Isabella Guzman, is thought to be connected to the death of Yun Mi Hoy, 47, late Wednesday. Police urged residents in a south Aurora neighborhood to stay in their homes while they searched for Guzman. Read more...

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August 28, 2013

DiMaggio's Family Drops DNA Request

The sister of a man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and younger brother says she no longer wants paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children. Lora Robinson said that she hasn't asked for DNA to determine if James DiMaggio fathered the children and she doesn't plan to. Last week, a DiMaggio family spokesman said she wanted DNA of Hannah and Ethan Anderson. Read more...

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August 27, 2013

Truck Company Shooter Made List

A former Florida trucking company employee who went on a weekend shooting rampage left a handwritten note that listed his four victims, two of whom died, investigators said. Union County sheriff's Lt. Lyn Williams said three days of interviews with people who knew 72-year-old Hubert Allen Jr. haven't turned up a motive for Saturday's shooting spree centered around Pritchett Trucking Inc., but his targets weren't random. Read more...

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Boyfriend's Body Found in Freezer

A 29-year-old Shorewood woman was charged with killing her boyfriend as he tried to leave the relationship, apparently beating him with a closet rod before wrapping him in plastic and duct tape and stuffing him into a freezer. Jetaun Helen Wheeler, a mother of three whom witnesses say was in a tumultuous relationship with the 58-year-old victim, with whom she lived, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing, which took place in the couple's Shorewood home around Aug. 1. Read more...

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August 26, 2013

Store Clerk Shooter Arrested

Tips from the public helped investigators identify and arrest a suspect in the shooting death of Daniel Olivera. Eric David Robbins, 35, was arrested near his Victorville home on suspicion of murdering Olivera, who was shot to death Aug. 11. Jail records show Robbins was arrested in the area of Brucite Road and Copper Street, about three miles from the convenience store at 15730 Roy Rogers Drive where the shooting took place. Read more...

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Man Charged With Shooting Toddler

He shot a 3-year-old boy in the head -- and then ordered a friend not to call 911 as the critically wounded child lay bleeding in his arms, prosecutors charged. Alleged tot-shooter Akeem Bernard, 22, did not speak as he was charged in Brooklyn Criminal Court with criminal weapons possession, assault, endangering the welfare of a child and evidence tampering. Little Tharell Edward – who was still recovering from a vicious pitbull attack two months ago – was in a bedroom crib of his mother's apartment when Bernard took a gun into the room, prosecutors said. The child's mother, who is a friend of Bernard's, wasn't home at the time, sources said. Read more...

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August 23, 2013

14-Year-Old Charged in Murder of Father

A 14-year-old Mississippi boy is charged with murder in the slaying of his father, and a police officer charged as an accessory to the killing is also charged with sexual battery of the boy. The boy and two others -- LeJerrious A. Perkins, 17, and Greg Antonio Fortenberry, 26 -- are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, arson and conspiracy to commit arson in the death of Kenneth Thompson of McComb. Jasper Cortez Pittman, 25, a Brookhaven police officer, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder, sexual battery, third-degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson. Read more...

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August 21, 2013

Teens Kill Australian 'For Fun'

Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged two teens, 15 and 16, with first-degree murder in the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane, 22. A third boy, 17, is reportedly charged as a youthful offender with accessory to first degree murder. Prosecutors say the teens shot and killed Lane, a student at East Central University who was jogging near his girlfriend's home in Duncan, Oklahoma, "for fun." Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards, Jr., 15, of Duncan were charged with first-degree murder and, under Oklahoma law, will be tried as adults. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, of Duncan was accused of using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. He is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:36 AM

Unidentified Remains Found in Storage Unit

West Virginia officials have called in experts from Washington, D.C., as they try to identify two sets of human remains found in a Nicholas County, W.Va. storage unit. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Wanda Kiser, of Nicholas County, will be charged with illegally disposing of a body once she's released from a hospital. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:35 AM

Teen Charged With Shooting 7-Year-Old

A 15-year-old boy jumped from his bike and opened fire after a passenger in a car issued an apparent taunt, but the bullets struck a 7-year-old child who had just returned from riding bikes with his cousin, authorities and family said. Cook County prosecutors said Lavante Jackson was tied to the Sunday night shooting on the West Side by two eyewitnesses and the GPS bracelet he was wearing as part of his bail on juvenile drug charges. Read more...

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August 15, 2013

DiMaggio Tortured Victims

Suspected murderer and kidnapper James Lee DiMaggio tortured a mother and her son before killing them, setting them ablaze in his own home and abducting the woman's 16-year-old-daughter, according to court documents. The documents — search warrants that investigators used to track DiMaggio and his captive down — contain chilling new details of what police discovered when they responded to a fire at a log cabin home in Southern California on Aug. 4. Read more...

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DiMaggio Had Multiple Bullet Wounds

A family spokesman says James Lee DiMaggio, the man killed during an FBI rescue of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson in the Idaho wilderness, had multiple bullet wounds in his chest and one in the side of the head. Andrew Spanswick said the body of the 40-year-old DiMaggio was flown to Los Angeles. He says DiMaggio's sister, Lora, saw the bullet wounds before the body was cremated. An autopsy report is expected Friday. Read more...

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SWAT Team Kills Louisiana Bank Gunman

A police SWAT team stormed a rural Louisiana bank, killing a gunman after he fatally shot one hostage and critically injured another, in a dramatic 12-hour standoff. The suspect – identified by police as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed – took two women and a man captive in the Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph, La., at about 12:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, according to Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson. Bank teller Patricia White was freed unharmed after about nine hours, State Police spokesman Albert Paxton added. Read more...

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August 14, 2013

Body Found in Park Is Federal Investigator

Authorities say a body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator. Oakland police identified the remains as those of 50-year-old Sandra Coke of Oakland. Search and rescue crews found the body in a woodsy area near Laguna Valley Park in unincorporated Vacaville. Coke worked as a capital case investigator for the federal public defender's office in Sacramento. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:06 AM

Fitness Instructor Fatally Shot

Police say a gunman walked into a central Florida Crossfit gym and fatally shot a fitness instructor while those taking the class looked on in horror. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. as the instructor was leading a workout class at the Mosiac Crossfit gym in Winter Garden. Read more...

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August 13, 2013

DiMaggio Fired Gun at FBI

The San Diego County sheriff says the man suspected of abducting a 16-year old California girl fired at least one shot before authorities killed him in the Idaho wilderness. Sheriff Bill Gore said that Hannah Anderson didn't know her mother and brother had been killed until she was rescued. Gore tells the Fox affiliate that Hannah was taken against her will and was under "extreme duress." Read more...

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August 12, 2013

Teen Rescued, Kidnapper Killed

A man who killed a woman and her son, burned their bodies in a house fire and kidnapped her 16-year-old daughter, has been killed in the Idaho forest preserve by an FBI tactical team. James Lee DiMaggio was killed and Hannah Anderson was rescued apparently unharmed, authorities said. The shooting ended a week-long manhunt for DiMaggio that gained national coverage in the news media. Read more...

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Toddler Abducted After Murder Found

A 2-year-old Rhode Island boy abducted after a double murder was found in good health, police said. Police arrested for Malcolm Crowell, who is believed to have abducted a toddler after a double homicide in Johnston, R.I. An Amber Alert for the toddler, Isaiah Perez, had been in effect more than 12 hours after he was reported missing from his Johnston, R.I., home. He was found in Providence. Police said that Isaiah was found wandering the streets near a housing project. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Read more...

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August 10, 2013

Mom's Body Found in Freezer

Authorities say a teenager has discovered the body of his mother in a freezer at her North Texas home. Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan says the death is being investigated as a possible homicide. He says no suspects have been identified. The teenager called the police after finding the body in a deep freezer often used to store meat and other foods for long periods. It's not clear what led him to look in the freezer. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:21 AM

Man Leads SC Authorities to Teen's Body

A man accused of kidnapping the daughter of a South Carolina woman he once dated has now been charged with the girl's death. Fifty-three-year-old Freddie Grant was being held Friday on a murder charge. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says Grant led officers to the body of 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson. Gabbiee's mother last saw her daughter at their home a year ago. Read more...

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August 09, 2013

Man Kills Wife, Posts Photo

A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — has turned himself into police. Miami-Dade police report that 31-year-old Derek Medina turned himself, telling them he had shot 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. Detectives didn't immediately give a motive. Charges were pending. A post on a Facebook page identified as Medina's says, "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife." Read more...

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August 05, 2013

Bulger Witness Killed by Poison

Authorities say a Massachusetts man is charged with attempted murder for allegedly poisoning the iced coffee of a man who had hoped to testify at James "Whitey" Bulger's trial. A jogger found Stephen Rakes' body July 17 in the woods in the Boston suburb of Lincoln. Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan says the investigation indicated 69-year-old William Camuti of Sudbury owed Rakes money and acted alone. Read more...

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3 Charged in Shooting of 4-Year-Old

Three teenagers have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 4-year-old girl as she rode her scooter near her grandmother's home. Laquan Waters, 18, Tyrese Pearson, 17, and Roosevelt Stevens, 15, have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Khalise Weatherspoon, said Cook Count state's attorney's spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. Khalise was the fourth child age 7 or younger to be shot and wounded in Chicago in July. Read more...

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July 31, 2013

Arrest Made in Murder of 19-Year-Old

Hartford Police have made an arrest in the murder of a Washington County teenager. Police are withholding the name of the person arrested. They would only say a 19-year old man from Hubertus is in custody. Sources said Daniel Bartelt has been arrested. He is the same man who is in custody after being charged for assaulting another woman. Read more...

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July 29, 2013

7 Killed in Miami Standoff

SWAT officers shot and killed a gunman after he killed 6 people, ending an hours-long standoff near Miami, Fla., police said. Two people were rescued alive and unharmed from an apartment building where they were being held hostage, Hialeah police spokesman Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez said. Police identified the shooter as Pedro Vargas, 42. The victims were identified as Italo Pisciotti, 79; Camira Pisciotti, 69; Carlos Javier Gavilanes, 33; Patricio Simono, 64; Merly S. Niebles, 51, and an unnamed 17-year-old woman. Read more...

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July 26, 2013

Man Arrested for 'Poisoning' Wife

A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with a supplement she apparently thought would help them have a baby was arrested in West Virginia, authorities said. Dr. Robert Ferrante laced an energy supplement with cyanide and gave it to Dr. Autumn Klein, a neurologist at the university's medical school, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive, according to a police complaint. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

Wrestler Arrested in Fatal Stabbing

A former professional wrestler whose Facebook page showed a photo of a bloody body part faces murder charges in the stabbing death of a woman at a Tampa apartment complex, authorities said. Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials said Brian McGhee, 29, will be charged with first degree murder but he hasn't been booked into the county jail because of injuries he received in a car crash when fleeing from deputies. Read more...

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July 25, 2013

East Cleveland Teen Victim Named

All three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in a dilapidated northeast Ohio neighborhood have been identified, families and authorities said. The last two victims were identified as 18-year-old Shirellda Helen Terry and Shetisha Sheeley, 28, of Cleveland. Over the weekend the bodies of three women were found in a Cleveland home. Prosecutors have charged Michael Madison, a registered sex offender, with three counts each of aggravated murder and kidnapping. Their bodies were found last week along with that of another woman in a dilapidated East Cleveland neighborhood dotted with abandoned houses. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:59 AM

Man Charged in 'Family Dollar' Case

A former employee of a discount store in Michigan was arraigned in the fatal shootings of two other workers. Lavere Bryant declared his innocence following an afternoon hearing in Dearborn District Court. He is accused of killing two employees of a Dearborn Family Dollar store. "I did not murder" the victims, Bryant said as he left the courtroom. The 34-year-old Dearborn man is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of felony murder as well as armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment, felon In possession of a firearm and felony firearm charges. Read more...

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July 24, 2013

Boy Shot Dead in Carjacking

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in an attempted carjacking. Clayton County police reportedly said Steven Galindo Diaz was helping his sister put air into one of her car's tires when two men pulled up in a red SUV and demanded keys and belongings. The girl handed over her keys and one of the suspects allegedly snatched her necklace, police say. The second suspect allegedly tried to crank the vehicle but when it didn't start he started shooting the siblings. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:19 AM

3 Teens Charged With Shooting Girl, 6

Three teenage boys have been charged with the shooting of a 6-year-old girl while she was riding a scooter on the Far South Side last week. Landon Barker, 16, was charged in the attack that left a girl family members identify as Quianna Tomplins wounded, police said. Terrence Lynom, 16, and Angelo Clark, were charged with first-degree attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Police gave Clark's age as 15, while prosecutors said he was 17. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:16 AM

July 23, 2013

East Cleveland Bodies Found

A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged after the bodies of three women were found inside plastic garbage bags in East Cleveland. Michael Madison has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder and kidnapping in the deaths of the women who were found Friday and Saturday. A search for more victims was called off Sunday after no other bodies were found. Read more...

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July 22, 2013

3 Bodies Found in Plastic Bags

Local and federal law enforcement authorities searched abandoned homes and lots in a Cleveland suburb on Sunday after the bodies of three women wrapped in plastic bags were discovered. Police officials said they arrested a man who might be involved in the case after a two-hour standoff at his mother's home in East Cleveland. The standoff began when officers went to the house with a search warrant. Madison as a registered sex offender who had spent time in prison for an attempted rape. Read more...

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4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot

Police in Washington state say a convicted felon is on the run after a 4-year-old boy died Sunday of a gunshot at his home. Sedro-Woolley police are treating the shooting as a homicide. Police believe 25-year-old Trevor Braymiller is armed and dangerous. Braymiller is a convicted felon and is not allowed to have firearms. Read more...

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July 19, 2013

Body of Michigan Woman Found

The body of a 20-year-old woman, who went missing from a discount store in a suburb of Detroit, was found, according to police. Police in Dearborn, Mich., had been searching for Brenna Machus since Tuesday morning, when employees opening the Family Dollar store where she worked found coworker Joseph Orlando, 20, had been shot and killed, said to Dearborn Lieutenant Donald Wilcox. Machus' body was found by a citizen in a wooded area close to the store, said Wilcox. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

Quadruple Shooting: Girl, 8, Dead

It was supposed to be an evening of fun. Eight-year-old Alaysha Carradine was sleeping over at a friend's house in Oakland, excited to go to a modeling show with her buddy. Instead, the unimaginable happened, even in a city that has sometimes become desensitized to violence. The would-be third grader was gunned down just after 11 p.m. Wednesday when she opened the door and was met with a barrage of bullets - at least 12 holes were found riddled in the front door. Read more...

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July 18, 2013

Missing Man Found Buried in Yard

A 62-year-old widow has been charged with murder after her long-missing husband was found buried in the front yard of their rural North Texas home. Neola Robinson is charged in the death of her husband Ervin Robinson, who was reported missing by his employer in May 2010. Lonny Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says Texas Rangers arrested Robinson on Saturday. Haschel says they exhumed the husband's remains from the yard of their mobile home in Pelican Bay, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Read more...

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July 17, 2013

Girl's Dismembered Body Found

Neighbors say the dismembered body of a missing 6-year-old girl in Harvey, La., was discovered early Tuesday morning in a trash bin. Ahlittia North disappeared from her apartment late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Deputies have said someone also took her brown and plaid comforter, a toothbrush and toothpaste. Lisa North said the sheriff's office contacted her around 1 a.m. about the discovery. Read more...

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July 16, 2013

Lab Worker Arrested for 4 Murders

Police arrested a former Creighton University medical resident for two double homicides over five years, both sets of victims were connected to the pathology department at the Nebraska school. Anthony Joseph Garcia, 40, was arrested during a traffic stop in Illinois. Garcia was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder in the May deaths of Roger and Mary Brumback, both 65, and the March 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family's housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:39 AM

Former Roommate Arrested for Murder

Police arrested Melissa Miller on charges that she murdered her former roommate, Leann "Annie" Meyer. Meyer, 52, had been missing since February before her body was found on July 4. Police searched the home that Meyer shared with Miller twice over the course of a five-month search for the missing woman. On both occasions, Miller invoked her Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, police said. Read more...

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July 13, 2013

2 Women Killed, Suspect Arrested

Two women were killed and a man was wounded before a suspect covered in blood was arrested at a shopping center in a crowded San Francisco neighborhood that is home to police headquarters and several tech companies, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine if the shooting was connected to a botched robbery. Responding officers encountered the suspect outside the San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart in the trendy South of Market area. Read more...

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July 12, 2013

Pregnant Woman Loses Baby After Beating

A pregnant 25-year-old woman lost her baby after a group of males and females beat her on a sidewalk in Chicago. The woman, who remains unidentified, was walking on South Laflin Street, roughly four blocks away from her home, at around 11 p.m. when the group approached her and exchanged words, police reportedly say. Members of the group allegedly punched the woman, knocked her to the ground and then continued the beating, landing blows to her arms and stomach, police said. Read more...

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July 11, 2013

Hernandez Fired Fatal Shots?

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez fired the shots that killed Odin Lloyd, a man who'd been with him told a mutual friend, according to a court document. A Florida police spokeswoman cited the court document Tuesday. The conversations allegedly involved two people who were with Hernandez when he picked up Lloyd from his Boston apartment early on June 17, hours before a jogger found Lloyd's body in a North Attleborough, Massachusetts, industrial park. All three men are now in custody. Read more...

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July 10, 2013

2 Teens, 2 Adults Charged With Murders

Eric Roopnarine begged for his life the night of July 3 and told his captors he didn't have any more money. It was about midnight, just minutes after 22-year-old Roopnarine had opened the door of his Poinciana home expecting to pay a teenage runaway for sex, police said. Instead, according to authorities, two men shoved the door open. One had a rifle. The other had a pistol. Roopnarine gave them all the money he had: $300. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:56 AM

Boy's Body Found; Father Detained

Authorities say a Washington state boy's body was found in southwestern Montana and his father has been detained after a convenience store clerk spotted him washing blood off his clothes. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Attorney Ben Krakowka says 38-year-old Jeremy Brent Cramer of Lacey is being held on a disorderly conduct charge while police are investigating the death. Lacey Police Department officials say a 31-year-old woman reported Monday that her husband left home with their 3-year-old son and was not answering cellphone calls. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:56 AM

Human Skull Found Near Ninth Hole

Authorities are searching for clues about a human skull found near the ninth hole of a South Florida golf course. Margate Police say divers doing maintenance on an irrigation line found the skull in a clay pot in a canal at the Oriole Executive Golf Course. Police say the pot was found in water between 10 and 15 feet deep. Read more...

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July 08, 2013

Man Puts Dead Friend in Freezer

Prosecutors have filed additional charges against a central Indiana man accused of hiding his friend's decomposing body in an unplugged freezer. Howard County Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Peelle filed additional charges of murder while attempting deviate conduct, reckless homicide and confinement last week against 52-year-old Walter Logan. Logan is being held without bond in the county jail in Kokomo, about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:18 AM

Mom Charged With Daughter's Death

When police forced their way inside a New Jersey home to investigate a strange odor in May, they found the decomposing body of a 32-year-old disabled woman, as well as a dead dog nearby, authorities said. The woman's mother, Janet Wilson, now faces charges in her daughter Rebecca Wilson's death. Janet Wilson was located in Reno about a month after her daughter's body was found. Read more...

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July 04, 2013

Woman Arrested in Death of Fiance

Authorities say a 37-year-old Florida woman faces first-degree murder charges for orchestrating the shooting that killed her fiance in rural Tennessee. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood says Connie Sanders King has been arrested. She's accused of setting up the death of 41-year-old Tom Colucci of Coffee County, Tenn., in November. Her estranged husband Troy King was arrested in March near San Diego as he tried to enter Mexico. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:22 AM

Woman Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A woman was arrested for the hit-and-run accident that killed a 20-year-old college student Saturday night. Bobbie Jo Sumner, 39, was taken into custody for allegedly fatally striking Alexandra Desir, of Locust Grove, with her car as Desir was walking on Rosa Avenue in Barnesville, according to Ginger Story with the Lamar County Sheriff's Office. After police arrested Sumner, her ex-boyfriend Robert King was arrested for his suspected connection to the case, Story said. Read more...

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July 03, 2013

Woman Found in Wall 27 Years Later

A skeleton found walled-up in a dead man's junk-filled basement has been identified as the man's wife, a first-grade teacher whom he reported missing more than 27 years ago. James Nichols died of natural causes in December at the age of 82. Police found his body after neighbors said they hadn't seen him for days. With no relatives coming forward to claim the body or deal with the estate, county officials buried the IBM retiree and hired a contractor to clean out the house, which was stuffed with hoarded items and trash. On Friday, the contractor found the skeleton sealed in a plastic container behind a false wall. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:09 AM

Child's Body Found in Middle of Street

Children playing in a Texas suburb made a gruesome discovery -- the decomposing body of a child on a residential street. Authorities aren't sure who left the body under a tarp in Saginaw, a northern suburb of Fort Worth. So far, police have very few clues. "We are looking for a red truck. We don't have a model or a make," Saginaw police spokesman Damon Ing said. Read more...

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July 01, 2013

Suspect Arrested in 15-Year-Old's Murder

A man from Marysville, 26, was arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting death of 15-year-old Molly Conley on June 1 in Lake Stevens, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office confirmed. He was taken into custody at his home in Marysville where he had lived for several months, neighbors said. Read more...

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June 29, 2013

Man Covered Up Girlfriend's Murder

A San Diego man is accused of engaging in an elaborate scheme to cover up the death of Yvonne Baldelli, who went missing in 2011. Brian Karl Brimager, 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Diego Wednesday on charges that he obstructed justice and made false statements to law enforcement. He was arrested by FBI agents at his Vista home without incident. Read more...

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June 28, 2013

Remains of Missing Boy, 13, Found

Teams looking for a 13-year-old boy last seen in November during a visit with his father have found his remains in southwest Colorado, La Plata County sheriff's officials said. Authorities said that a five-day search for signs of Dylan Redwine ended with teams finding several undisclosed items. They said Thursday that some of the items included bones. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation told sheriff's officials Thursday that testing indicated the remains were Dylan's. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:44 AM

Case Against Hernandez Outlined

Murder charges were leveled Wednesday against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez who prosecutors say orchestrated the execution-style killing of a semi-professional football player in the early morning hours of June 17. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Bill McCauley laid out a detailed timeline of the alleged events at the arraignment inside the Attleboro District courtroom that was packed with journalists, reporters and family members of the victim, Odin Lloyd. McCauley also noted a series of text messages sent from Llyod's cell phone to his sister. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:44 AM

Iowa Killer Commits Suicide

An Iowa man serving several life sentences in the 2001 slayings of his girlfriend, her five children and a former employer committed suicide in his prison cell, corrections officials announced. Adam Moss, 35, was found unresponsive and hanging with a bed sheet around his neck tied to a wall vent in his cell Wednesday afternoon at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections. He had been confined to a mental health unit. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:43 AM

Teen Arrested in Death of 5-Year-Old

A 13-year-old North Texas boy faces a capital murder charge in the death of a 5-year-old boy hit in the head multiple times. Fort Worth police say the teen was arrested Thursday in the death of Sida Osman. The teen's name is being withheld because he's a juvenile. His case is in the juvenile court system. Prosecutors haven't said if they'll seek to have him tried as an adult. Read more...

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June 27, 2013

Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

Aaron Hernandez, the former star New England Patriot tight end who has been at the center of a police investigation since a body was found near his Massachusetts home, was charged Wednesday with the murder of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez, who reportedly pleaded not guilty to six charges that included murder and other weapons charges, did not react inside the Attleboro District courtroom, which was filled with journalists, victim family members and court officers. Read more...

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June 26, 2013

Lil Snupe’s Alleged Killer In Custody

The man wanted in connection with the murder of Lil’ Snupe, Tony Holden, is in custody after turning himself in to police. Tony Holden, who was wanted in connection with the murder of rap artist Lil Snupe on June 20, reportedly turned himself in to Winnfield Police on June 25 at 10:15 a.m. He’s currently in the Winnfield City Jail, where he’s been charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Read more...

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June 25, 2013

Police Dog Killed, Officer Shot

A K-9 officer was shot and killed in Sellersburg, Indiana at the start of a police standoff with a man who fled from and shot at officers trying to serve him with a warrant, police said. Sellersburg police officers approached a man with a warrant and he ran away and then fired several shots. The shots hit a police dog and a deputy. The human officer was shot in the leg and is currently in stable condition at a nearby hospital, but the K-9 officer was fatally wounded. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:39 AM

Man Charged in Death of Girl, 13

Authorities charged a central Missouri man with first-degree murder after a 13-year-old girl who had been reported missing was found dead on an unoccupied farm. Steven Neal Henderson, 30, of Iberia was charged in the Saturday stabbing death of Macala Shelton, according to court records. Authorities said Henderson lived at the same address as the teenager. A probable cause statement by the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Henderson acknowledged killing the girl with a large survival knife and told authorities where to find the weapon. Read more...

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June 24, 2013

8-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Florida

The body of an 8-year-old girl who was abducted Friday night from a Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, was discovered Saturday morning, police said. "This is a transition from an abduction investigation to a murder investigation," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Shannon Hartley told reporters. "Obviously, we have the unfortunate answer that we didn't want to have." Donald James Smith, 56, faces kidnapping and murder and charges. He was listed as being held without bond. Smith is a registered sex offender who was released from custody on May 31, according to Michael Williams, director of the sheriff's investigations department. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:03 AM

Women Charged in Antifreeze Deaths

A Missouri woman and her daughter confessed to fatally poisoning two relatives with antifreeze and attempting to kill a third over a 14-month period, according to court documents. Diane Staudte, 51, of Springfield, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault and one count of armed criminal action. Her daughter, Rachel Staudte, 22, was charged with the same counts. Both women are jailed without bond. Read more...

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June 21, 2013

Lil Snupe Dead at 18

Officers responded to calls of a shooting at the Maplewood Apartments and on arrival, they found Lil Snupe (born Addarren Ross) had been mortally wounded with two shots to the torso area. Winn Parish Coroner Investigators pronounced the 18-year old rapper dead at the scene after paramedics unsuccessfully attempted to revive him. Not much else is known and it remains unclear whether the address at which he was found was Snupe's residence or not. The WPD did reveal, however, that they "are currently in search of a person of interest, who is unnamed at this time." Read more...

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June 20, 2013

Remains Found at Former Mobster Home

An FBI excavation has turned up possible human remains at a home once occupied by a famed gangster who inspired Robert De Niro's character in the movie "Goodfellas," authorities said. Federal agents armed with jackhammers and shovels had started digging Monday as part of an undisclosed investigation. An FBI spokesman confirmed that agents found organic material that they want to test, but he declined to comment further. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:14 AM

Woman Killed on Walk of Fame

Police in Los Angeles say they've arrested three panhandlers in the fatal stabbing of a young woman who was taking photographs on Hollywood's star-lined "Walk of Fame." Police say they found the 23-year-old woman bleeding from multiple stab wounds near busy Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Patrols were beefed up and witnesses reported seeing armed officers on rooftops in the area. Read more...

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June 19, 2013

Baby Kidnappers Guilty of Murder

A California couple is facing prison time after juries convicted them of luring an acquaintance to their home and strangling her to kidnap her 2-month-old boy. Two juries deliberated the murder case against 34-year-old Maria Robles and 38-year-old Augustine Velarde. Velarde's jury convicted him of second-degree murder in the December 2010 slaying of 26-year-old Ana DeCeja. Read more...

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June 13, 2013

Kentucky Police Department Gets Threat

The Kentucky police department still mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers has received a threat warning that more officers will be killed. Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said his department received a recent letter threatening that "there are more to come." McCubbin says that was a reference to the ambush of Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis last month. Read more...

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June 12, 2013

Teen's Body Found, 2 Arrested

A 19-year-old Indiana teen's body has been found by conservation officers in water in rural Greene County and two men have been arrested and charged with her death. A photo of Katelyn Wolfe's body was identified by family members, who had not seen her since late June 5. Randal E. Crosley, 25, and Jordan W. Buskirk, 26, both of nearby Jasonville have been arrested and face murder charges. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:08 AM

Woman Crushes Boyfriend With Car

A Connecticut woman is accused of killing her former boyfriend by pinning him against a garage wall with a car and crushing him. Cherelle Baldwin, 21, of Bridgeport was arrested and charged with murder in the May 18 death of 24-year-old Jeffrey Brown. Police say Baldwin accelerated as she drove 100 feet into Brown, crushing him between the car and a cinder-block wall at the rear of a garage. Police spokesman William Kaempffer says the impact pushed the wall back more than 10 inches. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:08 AM

Girl, 10, Found Dead in Maryland Field

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old Cecil County girl whose body was found in a field near her grandparents' home. Police say troopers were called to Kami Ring's grandparents' home in Port Deposit after she was reported missing. Investigators were told that Ring was last seen Sunday night at the home and it had been assumed she had gone to bed. Police say Ring's body was found near a shed in a field about 60 yards in front of the home. Read more...

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June 11, 2013

Woman Fatally Stabs Boyfriend With Heel

A University of Houston professor was the victim of a stabbing at a high-rise condominium building in the Museum District, the school confirmed. A 44-year-old woman has reportedly told police she was trying protect herself when she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, 59-year-old Stefan Andersson, with a stiletto high heel. Ana Lilia Trujillo is charged with murder in the stabbing death that happened about 3:30 a.m. at 1701 Hermann, according to the Houston Police Department. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:19 AM

2 Arrested in Fatal Drive-By Shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with a Union City deadly drive-by shooting last week. Kenneth Ricks and Alan Dennis II have both been charged with felony murder and gun possession during the commission of a felony in the shooting death of 22-year-old Michael Henderson. Witnesses said the two men approached Henderson on Wednesday at the Shell Convenience Market in the 5000 block of Roosevelt Highway, and opened fire, killing him. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:17 AM

June 10, 2013

Santa Monica Gunman Kills 4

A man with a semi-automatic rifle killed four people and wounded five others Friday as he carried out a deadly rampage across several blocks of a normally idyllic beachfront city. Police shot him dead in the Santa Monica College Library. The violence began when the gunman, acting alone despite early reports of a possible second shooter, opened fire on a house where two bodies were found, police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 09:12 AM

Teen's Remains Found in River

Authorities confirmed that a body found in the Des Moines River was that of a 15-year-old Iowa girl who was abducted along with a younger friend after getting off a school bus last month. An autopsy confirmed the body found Friday night under a bridge near Boone is Kathlynn Shepard's. Her kidnapping on May 20 in the small city of Dayton led to a massive search involving federal, state and local authorities. Chief State Medical Examiner Dr. Julia Goodin said Sunday that Kathlynn's death was a homicide and that she died of "multiple sharp and blunt force injuries." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 09:11 AM

June 07, 2013

Leg Washed Up on Chigaco Beach

Chicago authorities are investigating after a human leg was discovered on a Lake Michigan beach on the city's South Side. The leg had been severed from the rest of the body the hip down. It was found by someone walking near rocks. An autopsy on the limb is expected. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:41 AM

Student Charged in Murder of Prom Queen

Police are searching for an 18-year-old high school student wanted in the slaying of a 17-year-old girl who was found shot and killed in her bedroom, officials said. East Orange resident Almuqqadin Means is charged with the murder and weapons offenses in the killing of 17-year-old Aquilla Flood, said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, adding that a warrant was issued for his arrest. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:40 AM

June 06, 2013

Leslie Van Houten Denied Parole

Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten was denied parole for the 20th time. Van Houten, 63, told a California parole board in unprecedented detail how committed she was to the murders Manson ordered and asserted she has changed and is trying to live a life of healing. But Board of Parole Hearings Commissioner Jeffrey Ferguson told Van Houten she had failed to explain how someone as intelligent and well-bred as she was could have committed the "cruel and atrocious" murders of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca, and the panel rejected her bid. Read more...

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June 04, 2013

2 Arrested in Shooting of 8-Year-Old

Police say a father and son have been arrested in the shooting death of an 8-year-old who was killed while riding in a car in southeast Albuquerque. Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez says 45-year-old David Candelaria Sr. and his 23-year-old son, David Candelaria Jr., were arrested after a SWAT standoff. The elder Candelaria faces an open murder charge in the shooting of Sunni Reza. Martinez says the men did not know the girl or her family, but fired shots into the vehicle she was riding in with her father and two other people after an altercation. Read more...

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June 03, 2013

Man Charged With Killing 2 SC Women

Authorities say a man charged in the deaths of two South Carolina women and wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a third has been caught in Florida. Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett says deputies in Bay County, Fla., captured 31-year-old Jeffery Eady in Mexico Beach after a car and foot chase. He said authorities were transporting Eady back to South Carolina.
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Posted by Webmaster at 04:06 AM

Gravedigger Kills Wife, Buries Her

A gravedigger who is charged with killing his wife and burying her in a Virginia cemetery has been arrested in Charlotte. U.S. Marshals arrested 30-year-old Adan Quiroz Rodriguez on Thursday and charged him with murder in the death of his wife Ashley Rodriguez. The U.S. Marshals Service says the Alleghany County, Va., Sheriff's Office began investigating the disappearance of Ashley Rodriguez after she failed to show up for work. Read more...

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May 31, 2013

Remains of Jacque Sue Waller Found

The remains of a Missouri mother of triplets have been found almost exactly two years after she vanished under mysterious circumstances. Cape Girardeau officials confirmed today that human remains found Wednesday belonged to missing mom Jacque Sue Waller. Waller disappeared June 1, 2011 after she went to the home of her estranged husband, Clay Waller, to pick up one of her children. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:47 AM

Pit Bull Owner Charged With Murder

A 29-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with a pit bull mauling that killed a 63-year-old Antelope Valley jogger earlier this month. Alex Jackson, 29, was arrested at his Littlerock home. His bail is set at $1,050,000. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison, a district attorney's spokeswoman said. Eight dogs -- six pit bulls and two mixed breeds -- were recovered from his home, sheriff's officials said. Four of the dogs were believed to be involved in the attack. What appeared to be blood was found on their coats and muzzles. Read more...

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May 30, 2013

Maine Man Staged Girl's Kidnap

A man used a fake Facebook account to lure a teenage girl out of her house in an attempt to stage her kidnapping and rescue so he could look like a hero but ended up killing her, a state police affidavit said. Kyle Dube was indicted Wednesday on charges of murder and kidnapping in the death of 15-year-old Nichole Cable, whose body was found in a wooded area of Old Town this month a week after she went missing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:28 AM

Grandfather Shot Dead By Police

Two Texas police officers have been placed on administrative leave after shooting and killing a grandfather who was checking on his neighbor's burglar alarm. The incident happened near the Woodhaven Country Club and is being investigated by Fort Worth Police. Jerry Wayne Waller, 72, heard his neighbor's alarm and was shot five times in his driveway as police were responding to a call. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:27 AM

May 29, 2013

Stepfather Charged in Stabbing of Boy

Los Angeles police say a 26-year-old man arrested in the stabbing death of an 11-year-old boy is the child's stepfather. Officer Sarah Faden says the man was booked for investigation of murder after being released from a hospital. His name has not been released. The young victim died from his stab wounds following a family dispute at an apartment in the Westlake District. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:38 AM

Teen Charged in Shooting of 15-Year-Old

A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting of a teenage girl in Pompano Beach over the holiday weekend, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. The boy, Demetrius Walden, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm. The incident took place just before 6 p.m. Memorial Day as Jolessica Williams, 15, and her 14-year-old niece were hanging out with Walden and another teen boy, also 15. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:37 AM

May 28, 2013

Man Charged in Shooting of 6-Month-Old

A Chicago man accused of killing a 6-month-old girl in a shooting that also wounded her father was seeking revenge for the theft of a video game console, authorities said. Koman Willis was charged with first-degree murder in the death of the infant, Jonylah Watkins, who was shot on March 11 while sitting in her father's lap in a minivan. The baby's father, Jonathan Watkins, was seriously wounded in the attack, and police say he was the intended target. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:26 AM

Texas Tech Player Arrested in Murder

Former Texas Tech men's basketball player Decensae White has been arrested in California and extradited to Georgia in connection with a murder plot. White was arrested with four others in connection to the July 7, 2012, murder of Melvin Vernell III, a 19-year-old rapper who went by the stage name Lil Phat. Vernell, who was born in Waco, was shot multiple times in a hospital parking garage in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:25 AM

May 27, 2013

Men Charged With First-Degree Murder

Two men were charged with the shooting death of a Waukegan man in Zion. Jamal B. Johnson, 30, and Douglas Alexander, 21, were both charged with first-degree murder. They're accused of shooting to death Mutassem A. Abdelaziz, 23, of Waukegan. Police found him inside a car after responding to a 911 call of "shots fired." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:48 AM

Teen Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend to Death

A teenage boy has been arrested after police say he stabbed his girlfriend to death on a suburban Philadelphia hiking trail. Tristan Stahley, 16, was charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of 17-year-old Julianne Siller. Stahley then allegedly went home and told his parents what he had done. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:47 AM

May 24, 2013

Bride Charged in Wedding Day Murder

A Pennsylvania woman accused of stabbing her fiance to death on their wedding day has been convicted of murder. A jury in Allentown found Na Cola Franklin guilty. Prosecutors say Franklin and 36-year-old Billy Brewster got into an argument early in the morning on Aug. 11, the day they were to be married. Read more...

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May 23, 2013

Murderer Arrested After Pocket Dialing 911

Authorities in South Florida say a man is charged with murder because he was overheard discussing the killing when his cellphone pocket-dialed 911. Scott Simon, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in the May 5 shooting of 33-year-old Nicholas Walker. Walker was shot while driving his car onto an Interstate 95 on-ramp. Authorities say Simon is heard on the 911 call telling someone he's going to follow the victim home and kill him. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:36 AM

Faith-Healing Couple Charged With Murder

A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine and who were on probation in their son's 2009 pneumonia death have been charged with murder after a second child died. Herbert and Catherine Schaible (SHY'-bull) face third-degree murder, child endangerment and other charges in the April death of their 8-month-old son, Brandon. Prosecutors call Brandon's death "eerily similar" to that of his 2-year-old brother Kent in 2009. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:35 AM

May 22, 2013

Man Charged in Death of Nichole Cable

A 20-year-old Maine man has been charged with murder in the death of a 15-year-old girl who was last seen more than a week ago, when she went to meet someone she befriended online. Police say Kyle Dube, of Orono, was charged in the death of Nichole Cable. Police say a body found in the woods on Monday night is likely that of the high school student. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:30 AM

15-Year-Old Charged in Double Slaying

A 15-year-old boy charged four months ago in the shooting deaths of a married couple in their Wake County home can be tried as an adult, a District Court judge ruled. A witness testified during a probable cause hearing that Jose Samual Flores Mendoza and his wife, Maria Saravia Mendoza, both 34, were unintentional victims in a dispute between two rival gangs and that the target had lived in their house, near Garner, for about six months in 2011 prior to the Mendozas moving there. The couple was found dead in their home shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 5. Their 3-year-old son, Jacob, was found unharmed. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:28 AM

Teen Used 'Murder Kit' to Kill Couple

A teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend's mother and stepfather came to the couple's Compton home with a "murder kit" that included a baseball bat, a mask and rubbing alcohol, a prosecutor told jurors. Giovanni Gallardo executed a "sneak attack," strangling his girlfriend's mother and ambushing her stepfather with the bat before stabbing him with a knife, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Eric Siddall said during opening statements of Gallardo's murder trial. Read more...

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May 21, 2013

10-Year-Old Killed by Gunmen

Authorities were searching for at least two gunmen who walked up to the door of a Northern California home and opened fire, killing a 10-year-old girl and injuring her parents. "Whoever these gunmen were, they were directly outside the front door," Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jason Ramos said Sunday. "This was not a drive-by. These gunmen approached the house and shot inside." Sacramento County sheriff's officials suspected that a family member had gang ties. Read more...

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May 20, 2013

2 Men Arrested in Killing Over iPad

Two men have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy over an iPad in Las Vegas, police said. Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Solid, 21, were booked Saturday into the Clark County jail on charges of open murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. According to investigators, Marcos Arenas, 15, was walking down a street with the iPad when a passenger got out of a vehicle and tried to steal the device from him. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:05 AM

Man Accused of Killing Father

A man accused of killing his father in Canyon Country was in jail after sheriff's deputies acting on a tip pulled him over and arrested him without incident, authorities said. Juan Alexander Mejia Dubon, 30, faces charges on Monday in the fatal shooting that occurred. Since his arrest about 4 p.m. on Saturday, he has been held in the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on $1 million bail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:05 AM

Three Arrested in Colorado Springs Murder

The 52-year-old wife and 33-year-old daughter of Widefield resident Miguel Barajas allegedly conspired with an acquaintance to kill the 47-year-old man, officials say. Sandra Barajas, the victim's wife; Dawn Richburg, his daughter; and Tommy Wright, 34, have been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder, criminal solicitation and criminal conspiracy. The three, who are being held without bond, are accused of killing Miguel Barajas, whose body was found Feb. 13 Read more...

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May 18, 2013

17-Year-Old Charged in Brothers' Deaths

A teenager who pointed Ohio authorities to the bodies of two dead brothers who had been reported missing has now been charged in their deaths. A prosecutor in northwest Ohio says the 17-year-old is charged with delinquency in connection with aggravated murder. The brothers' bodies were found hours after they were reported missing May 9. Read more...

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May 17, 2013

Man Charged in Brooklyn Teen's Death

A 20-year-old man from Maine was arrested and charged with killing a 14-year-old Brooklyn girl whose death had remained a mystery since her burned body was discovered on a desolate beach in January, police said. Christian Ferdinand allegedly smothered Shaniesha Forbes with a leather pillow after she said she was pregnant with his child and refused to have an abortion, officials said. Ferdinand then allegedly took her body to a marshy area of Gerritsen Beach, where he used deodorant and a lighter to burn her body and clothes in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence, officials said. Read more...

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May 15, 2013

Woman Shoots Family, Hospitalized

Authorities say a woman has been charged with fatally shooting her two young children and wounding her husband in a home in northwestern South Carolina. Pickens County deputies say 35-year-old Suzanna Simpson was found in a wrecked truck just outside her home. Arrest warrants say she told paramedics that she had had shot her whole family. Officers entered the home and found Simpson's 5-year-old son Sawyer and her 7-year-old daughter Carly dead. Her 34-year-old husband Michael was wounded and remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Read more...

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May 14, 2013

Police Believe Body Is That of 18-Month-Old

The body of an 18-month-old girl whose mother was found dead last week along with two others may have been discovered Saturday, police in Kansas said. Authorities are conducting a forensic identification on the remains, a written statement said. "It is with great sadness that I report a body found in Osage County, Kansas, is believed to be the remains of 18-month-old Lana Bailey," Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said, adding that he was confident it was the missing toddler. Read more...

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May 13, 2013

Brother Arrested in Stabbing of Girl

Authorities say they have arrested the brother of an 8-year-old girl who was mysteriously stabbed at her home in a quiet Northern California community last month. Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz told reporters at a news conference that the arrest was made late Saturday afternoon. He says the 12-year-old boy will be charged with homicide. The boy had told police last month that he encountered an intruder in the home on the day Leila Fowler was killed. He described the man as being tall with long gray hair. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:04 AM

Coroner IDs 3 Victims of Quadruple Homicide

A southern Indiana man returning home from work found two people shot to death in the living room, and investigators found two other bodies inside, authorities said. Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett said three men were found dead in the living room and a woman's body was found in a bedroom of the home in Waynesville, a small unincorporated town about 50 miles south of Indianapolis. All four were shot to death, County Coroner Larry Fisher said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:04 AM

Man Killed Making Craigslist Sale

A 40-year-old Cromwell man is dead after being shot in the head while trying to sell a Samsung Tablet in Hartford, according to police and the victim's family. Police are calling the death of Felix DeJesus III, 40, of Cromwell, a homicide. DeJesus' father, Felix DeJesus Jr., said his son was trying to sell an electronic tablet on Craigslist and had arranged to meet with someone who expressed interest in buying. Read more...

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May 10, 2013

Man Arrested, Baby Presumed Dead

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found at a rural farm home in eastern Kansas, authorities said. Franklin County Sheriff Jeffrey Richards said at a news conference that the 18-month-old daughter of one of the victims is "presumed dead" although her body has not been found. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:18 AM

Father, Daughter Plead Guilty to Murder

Kathleen Dorsett knew the end was near for her ex-husband, Stephen Moore, when she sent him to pick up tools he had left at her father's house. Moore had dropped off their 20-month-old daughter at Dorsett's house. "I took my daughter into the house, knowing all the time my father was back there, waiting to kill him," said Dorsett, a former third-grade teacher in Neptune. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:17 AM

May 07, 2013

2 Charged in Florida Man's Death

A 22-year-old Florida girl has been charged with homicide after a man's body was found stuffed in the trunk of a car outside a motel near Pensacola. Escambia County Sheriff's deputies said family members discovered 43-year-old Harvey Ray Smith's body after spotting his vehicle outside a motel. Smith had been reported missing. According to an arrest report, Debra Burge told investigators she asked Smith to her residence so Zachary Vance Greer could rob him. Read more...

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May 04, 2013

Police: Fowler Witness Not Credible

A potential witness in the killing of an 8-year-old California girl has recanted her statements about seeing a possible suspect running from the girl's home and "is no longer credible," a sheriff's department spokesman said. Sgt. Chris Hewitt said that while meeting with a sketch artist and detectives Wednesday, the unidentified witness refused to provide a description so a composite sketch could be made of the man. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:48 AM

Husband Kills Wife With Pickaxe

Investigators say a Pittsburgh man killed his wife with a pickaxe after the couple had an argument. Bruce Cook, 62, was charged Thursday with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse in the death of 57-year-old Lois Cook. A friend called police Wednesday because Lois Cook missed work. Police said they arrived at the Cooks' home and found dried blood on the floor of the kitchen heading toward the basement steps. Investigators said they found Lois Cook's body under a tarp in the basement. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:46 AM

May 03, 2013

Boston Suspects Plotted July 4 Attack

The brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombings originally planned to set off explosives on July 4 — but changed their minds and decided on Patriot's Day, officials with knowledge of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's interrogation said. Investigators also now have a good idea of how and where the pressure-cooker bombs used in the attack were constructed. But they still are trying to determine where the components in the explosives came from. Officials say Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, dropped pressure-cooker bombs stashed in backpacks in crowds watching runners at the finish line of the marathon on April 15. Read more...

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May 02, 2013

3 pals of Boston Bomber Charged

Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were accused of removing evidence from his dorm room as new details about the case emerged in court papers. Criminal complaints against the trio revealed that Tsarnaev cut his long hair after the April 15 attack but before the FBI released his photo and that he allegedly told friends a month earlier that he knew "how to make a bomb." The court papers also suggest that the 19-year-old suspect was practically blasé when one of the friends texted to say he looked like the man in the FBI photos of the bomb suspect. Read more...

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May 01, 2013

Bomber's Widow Wants Body Released

The widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects will ask the Massachusetts medical examiner to release his body to his family, her attorney said. Attorney Amato DeLuca said in a statement that Katherine Russell wants Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains released to the Tsarnaev family. Tsarnaev, 26, died after a gunfight with authorities. Police said he ran out of ammunition before his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:41 AM

April 29, 2013

Intruder Fatally Stabs 8-Year-Old Girl

Authorities have released the name of a young girl who died after being stabbed in her home in rural Northern California. The county coroner identified the girl as 8-year-old Leila Fowler. Initially she was reported as being 9-years-old, but Coroner Kevin Raggio said she would have turned 9 in June. Meanwhile, residents of the tiny community of Valley Springs and Calaveras County are being told to keep their doors locked as authorities continue to search for the little girl's killer. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:28 AM

April 26, 2013

Bomber's Body Remains Unclaimed

The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev lies unclaimed in a state morgue. Authorities had not yet determined a cause of death on Wednesday, and no one had stepped forward to claim the body, said Terrel Harris, a spokesman for the Massachusetts state medical examiner. The suspects' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, said she wanted her son to be buried near a Cambridge mosque and told CNN earlier in the week that family members had arranged for a funeral on Tuesday or Wednesday. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:06 AM

Slain Family Members Identified

Police identified the victims in the grisly shooting deaths of five people in a tiny south-central Illinois town the day before — but why they were gunned down remains a mystery. A pregnant mother, father and their two young boys as well as a grandmother were identified as the victims in shooting rampage in a Manchester, Ill., officials said. State police say the victims are: Brantley Ralston,1, Nolan Ralston, 5, and their parents James Ralston, 23 and Brittney Luark, 23. Jo Ann Sinclair, 57, Luark's grandmother was also identified as among the dead. Read more...

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April 25, 2013

Five Killed in Illinois Home

Authorities in central Illinois have yet to identify the five people who are believed to have been shot to death in their home by a man who was later gunned down by police. The nephew of Manchester's mayor shot to death two women, two boys and a man before leading police on a chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire that left him dead, authorities said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:47 AM

Bomber Plotted While on State Welfare

One of the men behind last week's deadly attack on the Boston Marathon had received Massachusetts welfare benefits until recently -- during the same period that the alienation he apparently felt as a Chechen in America coincided with a growing embrace of radical Islam. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his family were living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits as recently as last year, though it remains unclear what kind of benefits they were receiving. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:47 AM

Teen Boys Charged With Murdering Couple

Two teens have been charged with murdering an elderly couple at a cabin in Missouri. Anthony Zarron, 17, from Spring, Texas, and 16-year-old Christopher Allen from Nashville, Tenn. allegedly escaped from a juvenile rehabilitation facility in January - the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch - and fatally beat and stabbed Paul Brian Brooks, 70, and his wife Margaret Brooks, 69, who were on vacation. Circuit Court Judge Judge Alan Blankenship ruled that the teens will be tried as adults. Read more...

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April 24, 2013

Man Charged After Severed Head Found

Authorities found a Minnesota man's severed head in the trunk of a car and other body parts in the basement of a Milwaukee home, according to a criminal complaint charging a central Wisconsin man with first-degree intentional homicide. A judge ordered Kou Thao, 26, held on a $1 million cash bond during an initial appearance. The Wausau man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 1. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:50 AM

4 Charged in Hazing Death

Police arrested three men and sought a fourth on hazing charges related to the death of one Virginia State University freshman and the disappearance of another. The four are connected to an organization known as "Men of Honor" that conducted an initiation Saturday that required seven male VSU students to walk through the swift, rain-swollen Appomattox River, police said. While some were pulled to safety, two were swept away by the rapids. Read more...

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April 23, 2013

Religion Motive for Boston Bombers

The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by a radical brand of Islam but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials said after interrogating and charging Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with crimes that could bring the death penalty. Tsarnaev, 19, was charged in his hospital room, where he was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway. His older brother, Tamerlan, 26, died Friday after a fierce gunbattle with police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:51 AM

Man Killed Live-In Girlfriend, 3 Others

A 28-year-old man fatally shot and killed his live-in girlfriend inside an apartment south of Seattle, then went on a rampage that left three men dead, including a neighbor who had phoned 911 to report hearing gunfire, authorities said. Arriving officers found a chaotic scene in Federal Way, and authorities say officers twice shot at the suspect, in a stairway and in a parking lot. Read more...

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April 22, 2013

Charges Delayed for Boston Bomber

The capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect raises a host of freighted legal issues for a society still feeling the shadow of Sept. 11, including whether he should be read a Miranda warning, how he should be charged, where he might be tried and whether the bombings on Boylston Street last Monday were a crime or an act of war. The suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was taken, bleeding, to a hospital on Friday night, and it remained unclear whether he was conscious. Read more...

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April 20, 2013

Capture Brings Relief to Boston

Residents of Boston will attempt to return to normal after the death of one suspect and the capture of another following a week that included fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon, the murder of a campus officer, a explosive-tossing shootout in the streets and a final shootout at a boat in a Watertown backyard. Residents and police officer alike cheered and applauded when the last of the suspects was taken into custody. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:10 AM

2 Arrested in 4 Montana Deaths

Two men were arrested in Montana on suspicion of negligent homicide hours after four bodies were removed from a burned-out mobile home near Billings, but authorities on Friday were releasing no details on how the victims died or their connection to the suspects. Zaccary John Kern and Robert Eric Bottenhagen, both 21 and from Billings, were arrested without incident after being interviewed by detectives, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said. Jail records show each man faces four counts of negligent homicide and a felony arson charge. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:09 AM

Woman Accused of Helping Brother in Murder

A Skowhegan woman accused of helping her brother kill his ex-wife made her initial court appearance. Michelle D. Corson, 43, was shown on a television screen linked to Somerset County Jail in Madison, where she has remained since being arrested. She is accused of helping her brother Aaron Desjardins, 36, of Epping, N.H., murder his ex-wife, Amanda "Amy" Warf of Hampton, N.H., who was found dead on March 7 in Exeter, N.H. Desjardins' current wife, Sarah Desjardins, 34, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:09 AM

Parents Charged With Murder of Baby

The Chicago parents of a baby girl who authorities said died after being smothered by her father are facing first-degree murder charges. Cook County prosecutors announced the upgraded charges, four days after 5-month-old Angelina Rodriguez died. Rigoberto "Rico" Rodriguez, 29, and Angela Petrov, 21, initially faced aggravated battery charges after the girl was found unresponsive April 11 in their West Rogers Park home. The couple, due in court Monday, are being held without bail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:08 AM

April 19, 2013

Bombing Suspect Images Released

The FBI released video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing at a press conference and asked for the public's help in identifying the two men. Calling the two men "suspect one" and "suspect two," FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers stressed they are considered armed and "extremely dangerous" and that citizens should not approach them, but rather contact law enforcement if they know or see them. See videos...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:28 AM

Four Shot in Ohio Basement

An official in northeast Ohio says four adults have been found dead in the basement of a townhome. The head of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority says the four bodies were discovered Thursday on Akron's northeast side. Police are telling media outlets that two men and two women had been shot in the head. Housing Authority executive director Tony O'Leary says police told his office that no weapons were found in the townhome. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:26 AM

April 18, 2013

Woman Arrested in Slain D.A. Case

The wife of a jailed former justice of the peace in the Texas county where a district attorney and his wife were found dead in their home in March was arrested and booked into Kaufman County jail. Kim Lene Williams was admitted just before 3 a.m. local time. Online jail records did not list any charges. Her husband, Eric Williams, remained an inmate at Kaufman County jail after being booked on Saturday. He is being held on $3 million bond on one charge of making a terroristic threat and two charges of insufficient bond. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:35 AM

Man Charged After Body Found in Trunk

Mesquite police have arrested and charged a suspect with murder after a man's body was found in the trunk of his own vehicle. On the morning of April 16, police received a report that John Warren McMillen, 69, was missing. Investigators located McMillen's vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Mesquite. He was found dead in the trunk of the vehicle. Investigators obtained information which led them to arrest Randy Wilson Wright on the same day. Wright has been charged with capital murder. Read more...

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April 17, 2013

Boston Bombs Were 'Homemade Claymores'

The deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon were caused by pressure cooker bombs placed to act like a "homemade claymore," a powerful, directional anti-personnel device, sources involved in the investigation said. These and other sources say that the bombs appear to have included a battery pack and a circuit board, the elements they said of a sophisticated triggering mechanism. Both of those elements were recovered at the scene, they said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:58 AM

April 16, 2013

Boston Bombing Investigation Intensifies

Three people were killed and at least 140 injured when two bombs exploded within seconds of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. As dozens of victims were being treated in area hospitals, the FBI took the lead in the investigation into what the agency described as a "potential terrorist investigation." The fatalities included an 8-year-old boy, law enforcement sources said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:46 AM

Babysitter Indicted on Murder Charge

A grand jury indicted a baby sitter on a murder charge in the death of a 2-year-old boy left in her care. Brenda Kay Garner, 35, will be tried for second-degree murder in the death of Garrett King from blunt-force trauma Nov. 15, according to police and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Officers arrested Garner shortly afterward on a felony charge of child abuse and neglect. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:44 AM

April 15, 2013

Women Deny Hiding Stoller Gun

The mother and older sister of a coastal Georgia teenager charged with killing a baby last month are pleading not guilty to charges that they tried to dispose of a gun police believe was used in the slaying. Karimah Elkins and her 19-year-old daughter, Sabrina Elkins, entered written pleas. Both are charged with evidence tampering in the case against 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins. He faces a malice murder charge and other counts in the March 21 slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in coastal Brunswick. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:41 AM

April 12, 2013

2nd Man Arrested in Prison Chief's Death

A second white supremacist prison gang member whose name surfaced during an investigation into the slaying of Colorado's prisons chief was arrested, authorities said. Colorado Springs authorities arrested Thomas Guolee, 31, around 5:30 p.m., according to El Paso County sheriff's officials. He was being held without bond for a parole violation. Investigators have said Guolee isn't a suspect in the shooting death of Colorado Department of Corrections head Tom Clements, but his name and that of fellow 211 Crew member James Lohr came up during the investigation. Read more...

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April 09, 2013

Father Held in Shooting of 5-Month-Old

A Utah judge denied bond to a young father accused of plotting for a month before killing his infant son with a rifle. Joshua Petersen, of American Fork, will stay locked up until formal charges are filed. Utah County prosecutor Craig Johnson says a police sergeant testified that the 21-year-old planned for a month to shoot his 5-month-old son and did so last Friday. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:50 AM

Man Arrested In Death Of 2-Year-Old

A 20-year-old San Bernardino County man has been arrested in the death of 2-year-old boy. Michael Lucero, of Ontario, was arrested on April 4 on suspicion of causing corporal injury to a child which resulted in death. According to Ontario police, the unidentified boy was brought to Kaiser Hospital via ambulance after becoming unresponsive at his home. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:49 AM

Two Utah Teens Charged With Murder

A pair of teenage boys were charged with first-degree felony murder in adult court in connection with the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man, whose body was found in the Colorado River. Brody Blu Kruckenberg and Charles Anthony Nelson, both 16, also were charged with second-degree felony obstruction of justice in Grand County’s 7th District court in Moab. The teens were arrested Sunday after the Grand County Sheriff’s Office received information about the disappearance of Gregorio Salazar Campos, who had been reported missing on March 29. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:49 AM

April 08, 2013

Man Used Xbox to Murder Girlfriend

A Lauderhill, Florida man was arrested after he admitted to killing his girlfriend. Darrius Johnson, 22, told police that he stabbed Monica Gooden, 20 to death in order to sacrifice her for the betterment of the two. When police arrived at Gooden's home, they found a broken and bloody Xbox 360 console and knives next to her body. Darrius Johnson also mentioned to authorities that Gooden would not die and that he had to fight her like a dragon. Johnson also said that he had to sacrifice someone who had the Taurus astrological sign. Read more...

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April 05, 2013

Murder Suspect Shoots Mississippi Cop

A murder suspect being interviewed at the Jackson, Miss., police headquarters shot a detective and those who came to investigate the gunfire found both men dead, authorities said. The suspect, who was not identified, was being questioned on the third floor of the building when the shooting happened, said Police Chief Rebecca Coleman. Read more...

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April 04, 2013

West Virginia Sheriff Fatally Shot

Sheriff Eugene Crum, a lawman known for cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia's coalfields, was fatally shot Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, a state official said, and a suspect was in custody. State Police told Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin that Crum, the Mingo County Sheriff, died of his wounds, said his chief of staff Rob Alsop. The suspect, who was also shot, was taken to a hospital in Logan, Alsop said. The courthouse was evacuated, streets into the city of Williamson were blocked off and officers held white sheets around the crime scene. Crum's body was further shielded by two vehicles. Read more...

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April 01, 2013

Gunfire Claims 2nd Prosecutor

After the daylight assassination of his deputy two months ago, Mike McLelland, the district attorney in largely rural Kaufman County, responded with a flash of angry bravado, denigrating the perpetrators as "scum" and vowing to hunt them down. Authorities found McLelland, 63, and his wife, Cynthia, 65, shot to death inside their home in Forney, Tex., in Kaufman County. The killings galvanized law enforcement officials and frightened and bewildered local residents, many of them still shaken by the shooting of the deputy, Mark E. Hasse, 57, on Jan. 31. That case remains unsolved. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:09 AM

4 Arrested in Killing of 2 Teens

Four people have been arrested in connection with a shooting at an Oceanside park that left two teenagers dead and injured two others earlier this month. Search warrants served at five locations led to the arrests of Santo Diaz and Michael Zurita, both 19, and Martin Melendrez, 21. The three men were booked into jail for investigation of first-degree murder and attempted murder. They also face allegations of participating in a criminal street gang. A teenage boy also was taken into custody. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:08 AM

Man Kills Father Outside Church

Easter weekend came to a deadly end after police said a man shot and killed his father right outside of a church. It happened at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ around 1:15p.m. Sunday. At least 140 people were inside the church when everyone heard a gun shot. There were several children among the congregation. "It was a nightmare," said Steve Sargent, who is an associate pastor. Police said an Ashtabula resident waited outside of the main entrance of the church with a handgun. When the suspect's father walked out, there was a short fight and a shot fired. Read more...

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March 30, 2013

Wife Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Just after midnight, court papers say, Diana Lalchan called 911 to report a shooting in the couple's apartment. Police charged Diana Lalchan with second-degree murder in the death of her husband. When they had arrived at the apartment, they found him in the living room. He had been shot in the back of the head. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:30 AM

March 29, 2013

Police Find Stroller Shooting Bullet

Police say they've recovered a bullet in the slaying of a toddler who was gunned down in his stroller while walking with his mother in a coastal Georgia town. Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering also said that more search warrants were executed, though he didn't say specifically what new evidence was being sought. The chief did say investigators recovered a bullet they believe killed 13-month-old Antonio Santiago as his mother strolled him down a Brunswick sidewalk on March 21. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:20 AM

City Official Arrested for Obstruction

A coastal Georgia city official was arrested on charges of obstructing law enforcement and influencing a witness in the case involving a 13-month-old boy who was fatally shot last week. David Tucker — an attorney for Brunswick city councilman and mayor pro tem James Henry Brooks — told WTLF-TV that his client was arrested for stepping between police and the mother of 17-year-old suspect De'Marquise Elkins when police tried speaking with her during a court appearance. Brooks — who also faces racketeering charges in Camden County — was being held Thursday night in the Glynn County jail on $1,256 bond for obstruction. He is also being held without bond on the charge of influencing a witness, sheriff's officials said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:19 AM

March 28, 2013

Teens Indicted for Stroller Shooting

A Georgia teenager shot a 13-month-old baby in the face while trying to rob the child's mother, according to an indictment that also charged the suspect with shooting another person in an unrelated robbery attempt earlier this month. The indictment by a Glynn County grand jury charges 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins on 11 counts, including malice murder, in the slaying last Thursday of young Antonio Santiago a few blocks from his home in coastal Brunswick. Another suspect, 15-year-old Dominique Lang, was indicted on seven counts including felony murder. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:52 AM

March 27, 2013

Baby Shooter's Mom, Aunt Arrested

Two close relatives who apparently tried to provide false alibi information for a teen accused of shooting a baby in a stroller have been arrested for lying to authorities. The mother and aunt of De'Marquise Elkins have been charged with giving false information to police. The mother, Karimah Aisha Elkins, 36, and her sister Katrina Latrelle Elkins, 33, were released after posting bond. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:23 AM

March 26, 2013

Lawyer: Accused Baby Shooter 'Not Guilty'

The lawyer for a suspect in the shooting death of a baby in a stroller says his client is "absolutely" not guilty. Public defender Kevin Gough said that 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins, who is charged as an adult with murder, "is absolutely, 1,000-percent not guilty." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:30 AM

Gun Linked to Colorado Shooting

Colorado authorities said that the same gun a white supremacist fired in a gunbattle with Texas police last week was also used in the shooting death of Colorado's prisons director. Texas police killed Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, after a high-speed chase through Decatur, Texas. He is also considered a suspect in the death of Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, who was shot at his home near Denver last Tuesday, Colorado authorities say. He is believed to have shot and killed a pizza delivery man and used his uniform to get to Clements' front door without raising suspicion. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:28 AM

March 25, 2013

Man Shoots 2 Adult Children

Police near Tacoma, Wash. say they discovered two people shot in the head after a 69-year-old man called authorities and told them he had shot his two adult children. Police arrived at a home in Puyallup, Wash. where they talked the man into putting down his gun after receiving the call. Inside the home, police found an adult male and an adult female each shot in the head in different rooms, authorities said. The victims appeared to have been shot in their sleep. Read more...

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Anonymous Tip Led to Baby Shooter

Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests in the shooting death of baby who was killed in a stroller. The Brunswick Police Department said that they got a tip that someone was crouched in the back seat of a vehicle as it drove away from the shooting. The Glynn County detective's division spent hours following up on the tip and eventually arrested a 14-year-old suspect. The boy's statements led them to take 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins into custody. Read more...

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Man Arrested After Father Stabbed

A man is in custody after his father was stabbed to death early Sunday in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Chicago Far South Side, police said. The father, 48, was stabbed during a domestic dispute. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the victim as Kenneth Johnson. Police have arrested the victim's 24-year-old son in connection with the slaying, said Gaines. Read more...

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March 23, 2013

Teens Arrested in Shooting of Baby

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old baby and the wounding of his mother in an apparent botched armed robbery. Sherry West was wounded in the leg and her infant son Antonio was shot in the head as she pushed him in a stroller along a Brunswick street. Arrested were De'Marquise Kareem Elkins, 17, and an unidentified 14-year-old juvenile. Read more...

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March 22, 2013

Shootout Tied to Colorado Shooting?

A man who could be linked to the slaying of Colorado's state prison chief is likely to die after being shot by Texas authorities after a harrowing car chase. Wise County Sheriff David Walker says the man is still unidentified, and says the suspect is "basically legally dead," although he remains hooked to equipment for organ harvesting. He was stopped while driving a black Cadillac with Colorado plates that matched the description of a vehicle spotted outside the house of Tom Clements shortly before he was fatally shot Tuesday. Read more...

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March 21, 2013

Corrections Department Chief Killed at Home

The fatal shooting of Colorado's top prisons official when he answered the front door at his house highlights a troubling reality for the nation's judges, prosecutors and other legal officials: At a time when attacks on them are rising, it's difficult for them to remain secure, even when they are off duty. Investigators do not yet know why Tom Clements, 58, was shot at his home just north of Colorado Springs. They could not rule out any possibilities, including that it was a random shooting or that it was an attack related to Clements' job, authorities said. Read more...

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Sniper Kills Hostage Taker

A fatal shooting that led to an hours-long hostage situation in Fort Wayne, Ind. ended with the suspect's death and the child hostage's safe recovery. The suspect, who was identified by police as 45-year-old Kenneth Knight, allegedly shot a 49-year-old woman to death after pulling her off a city bus. The shooting victim, who was identified as Jacqueline Bouvier Hardy, of Fort Wayne, was riding the Citilink bus with the suspect. Read more...

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March 16, 2013

3 Arrested in Denver Bar Slayings

A judge ordered three Colorado men to stand trial for murder, robbery and arson in the stabbing deaths of five people at a Denver bar that authorities say was set on fire to cover up the killings. A fourth man who was with the accused during the Oct. 17 slayings at Fero's Bar & Grill is a federal informant who hasn't been charged. The men — Dexter Lewis, 22, and brothers Joseph Hill, 27, and Lynell Jonathan Hill, 24 — are accused of killing the five victims during a robbery as the bar's closing time was approaching. They were ordered held without bail and were scheduled to enter a plea at their arraignment on May 24. Read more...

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March 15, 2013

Man Arrested for Deaths of 2 Infants

An Arkansas man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder following the deaths of two infants in separate incidents. Springdale police said that Travis Fox admitted to investigators that he "violently shook" his 7-month-old son, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police in West Fork and the Washington County Sheriff's Department say Fox was already under investigation for the Sept. 4, 2011, death of another of his children, who was 6 months old. Read more...

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Man Arrested After Wife's Body Found In Field

A 40-year-old Fontana man was arrested after his wife's body was found in a Chino field. Victor Lopez was taken into custody on suspicion of homicide after he led detectives to the body of Lorna Lopez, 40, in an area in the 17300 block of Cucamonga Road. The man's nephew, 38-year-old Joseph Rodriguez, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessary to homicide. Read more...

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March 14, 2013

4 Fatally Shot in Upstate New York

The first sign of trouble was a fire, which sent acrid smoke billowing above the village of Mohawk in upstate New York. As firefighters made their way to battle the blaze, the police said, the man who set the fire made his way to a barbershop in the heart of the village and shot four people with a shotgun, killing two customers and critically wounding two others. He then drove a mile to a carwash in neighboring Herkimer and shot and killed two more people, the police said, before fleeing and setting off a manhunt. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Double Murder

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested a Baton Rouge man in connection with the murders of a couple whose bodies were discovered days after their deaths. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Melvin Miller, 20, according to Glen T. Boyd, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office. Miller has been implicated in the deaths of Akeem Boudreaux, 22, and Morris Alexander Williams, 26, a transgendered woman who went by the name Milan "Mimi" Boudreaux. Boyd described Miller as an acquaintance of the couple. Investigators said Miller was driving the murdered couple's missing car and had a cell phone and laptop computer belonging to the victims. Read more...

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March 13, 2013

Earlier: Grandparents Killed After Welcome Party

A convicted felon is on the run after allegedly killing his grandparents as they hosted a party to celebrate his release from a Washington state prison. Michael "Chad" Boysen, 26, is considered extremely dangerous and has tried to obtain guns, police said Monday. Q13 Fox reports Boysen has also made threats against law enforcement and community leaders, according to police. Read more...

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March 12, 2013

Husband Charged in Pregnant Wife's Death

A 36-year-old Apple Valley man was charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and unborn child. Dakota County prosecutors leveled two counts of second degree intentional murder against Roger Earl Holland in the deaths of his 37-year-old wife Margorie Holland and her fetus. Police responded to an apartment building on 1571h Street West just before 10 a.m. following a 911 call from Roger Holland claiming his wife being in cardiac arrest. Officers found her at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Read more...

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Woman Confesses to Shooting Boyfriend

A Springtown woman remains in the Parker County Jail today after she confessed last week to killing her boyfriend at their home. Roni Catherine Lisenbe, 33, dialed 911 and told dispatchers that she had shot Richard Graves at their home. When deputies arrived, they found Graves, 38, on the bedroom floor. He was taken to Harris Northwest Hospital in Azle and pronounced dead, according to hospital records. Read more...

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March 08, 2013

Trooper Killed in Shooting on Interstate 85

A Virginia State Police trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop off Interstate 85 and a suspect was arrested after exchanging fire with another trooper, authorities said. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Master Trooper Junius A. Walker, 63, was shot multiple times. Walker, who was patrolling alone as most troopers do, called for backup after being fired upon just before 1:30 p.m. in southeastern Virginia. The second trooper arrived within two minutes and saw a male suspect firing into Walker's marked police vehicle, which was down an embankment off the southbound lanes of the interstate near the woods, Geller said. Read more...

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March 07, 2013

Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida mother and injured another. Shane L. Cruz Jr. was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, grand theft auto and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. The 21-year-old allegedly slammed a stolen minivan into a Nissan, killing passenger Laguadia Terry, and sending driver Sterling Slaton to the hospital. Police say Cruz then ran from the crash scene. Read more...

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March 05, 2013

FAMU Band Members Charged With Manslaughter

Prosecutors are charging 12 former Florida A&M University band members with manslaughter in the 2011 hazing death of a drum major. Ten of the band members had been charged last May with felony hazing for the death of 26-year-old Robert Champion, but prosecutors said Monday they are raising the charges to manslaughter. They also have charged two additional defendants with manslaughter. Read more...

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Couple Indicted for Murder Charges

A couple charged in a double homicide at a Virginia Beach Rally's was indicted on several charges Monday, including capital murder, conspiracy and robbery. According to Harvey Bryant with the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Deandre L. Dunaway, 23, was indicted for capital murder - multiple victims, capital murder - robbery, two counts of first degree murder, armed robbery, three counts of use of firearm and conspiracy. His co-defendant Cheari Edwards, 20, was indicted on two counts of first degree murder, three counts of use of firearm, armed robbery and conspiracy. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:34 AM

Two Teens Suspected of Triple Homicide

Two teens were arrested in Clark, Wyoming in connection with the murders of three members of a family. Park County Sheriff Scott Steward said 19-year-old Stephen Hammer and 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt were arrested after neighbors gave deputies a description of two men seen entering the house where the victim's bodies were found. The neighbors saw two vehicles speeding away, including a black Audi belonging to 40-year-old Ildiko Freitas, who owned the house with her husband. Read more...

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March 04, 2013

Teacher Fatally Stabbed Trying to Rescue Woman

Friends say Victoriano "Mo" Moises Byrne-Gonzales was an expectant father and art teacher who had just been promoted to assistant director at his Santa Fe preschool when he was fatally stabbed the night of Dec. 2, 2011. His death was the tragic result of his effort "to do the right thing" when he saw a woman he didn't know getting beaten by her boyfriend, prosecutors said Thursday at the trial of the man accused in the attack. Adrian Gonzales, 31, is charged in District Court with killing Byrne-Gonzales, 21. Gonzales is also charged with assaulting his girlfriend at the time, Natasha Romero, and stabbing and wounding Santiago Cordova, a friend of Byrne-Gonzales. Read more...

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March 02, 2013

Grandmother Shot Boys Multiple Times

The state medical examiner's office says the two boys killed in a Connecticut murder-suicide each had multiple gunshot wounds. The examiner's office says the boys' grandmother, 47-year-old Debra Denison, died of a gunshot wound to the head. Police say Denison left a suicide note and took a revolver from her house on Tuesday before picking up 2-year-old Alton Perry and 6-month-old Ashton Perry at their day care in North Stonington. Their bodies were found in a van hours later after a frantic search. Read more...

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March 01, 2013

Man Charged With Murdering Missing Wife

Prosecutors charged a Minnesota man with murdering his missing wife, after investigators found blood traces throughout the couple's home, a large head and torso-shaped stain under a rug, and evidence of an extensive effort to cover it up. Authorities said they have not found 30-year-old Kira Trevino's body, but they believe she's dead because of the amount of blood found in her car and the couple's St. Paul home and because it wasn't like her to disappear without telling anyone. Jeffery Dale Trevino, 39, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in his wife's death. Read more...

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Man Accused of Cutting Mom Up With Saw

A 23-year-old man accused of killing his mother, cutting up her body with a saw and dumping it on the curb throughout their Bronx neighborhood said at a court appearance Thursday that his mother was dying and that he was trying to help. Bahsid McLean, 23, was denied bail at the appearance where he was charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing his mother, 45-year-old Tania Byrd. "I didn't do anything wrong," McLean shouted in court. McLean, wearing a black garbage bag, had several other outbursts during the court appearance where he is also charged with unlawful dissection of a human body. It was not immediately clear what he meant when he said his mother was dying. Read more...

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February 28, 2013

Grandmother Kills Two Boys, Herself

A grandmother who was supposed to take her two grandsons from daycare to their birthday party at home instead killed the boys and herself, Connecticut state police said. All three bodies were found in a car, two hours after an Amber Alert went out for the 2-year-old and 6-month-old. Police have classified the case as a double murder-suicide and said all three had apparent gunshot wounds. The last time Ashton, 2, and 6-month-old Alton Perry had been seen alive was around 2:30 p.m. in North Stonington, when their grandmother, Debra Denison, picked them up from daycare, according to state police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:54 AM

Hiker Finds Skeletal Remains

Riverside County Sheriff's Department detectives are investigating a set of skeletal remains found in the San Jacinto foothills south of the town of Cabazon. A hiker found the human bones Feb. 19 in the hills and was able to lead sheriff's deputies to the remote site later in that day. The bones were found south of Interstate 10 at an elevation of about 1,500 feet. Coroner's investigators positively identified the remains as human. Investigators, with the aid of search dogs, scoured the area again. Additional details about the human remains have not been released. Read more...

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February 27, 2013

Two California Police Officers Killed

The Santa Cruz, Calif., County Sheriff's Department says two Santa Cruz police officers were shot to death Tuesday afternoon — the first time in city history that officers were killed in the line of duty. One suspect was also killed. Authorities believe there are no more outstanding suspects or any danger to the community, but they are going door-to-door in the perimeter they've established as a precaution. A resident, who declined to give his name, said he was sitting in his house in the 800 block of North Branciforte Avenue when he heard gunfire across the street around 3:30 p.m. Police arrived soon, he said. That's when a suspect fired at police, hitting the two officers. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:34 AM

Inmate Kills Guard at Pennsylvania Prison

An inmate using a homemade weapon assaulted and killed a guard at a U.S. prison, the first fatal attack on a federal corrections officer in nearly five years, officials said. Correctional Officer Eric Williams was working in a housing unit at the Canaan federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania when an inmate attacked him. Other prison staff restrained the inmate, and Williams was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more...

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Boyfriend of Dismembered Woman Charged

A man suspected of strangling and dismembering his girlfriend and hiding her body parts in their suburban Detroit home has been arraigned on a first-degree murder charge. Farmington police say 28-year-old William Dhondt was arraigned in Berkley District Court in the death of 29-year-old Kaitlin Hehir. The judge ordered Dhondt jailed without bond. Police say Dhondt reported Hehir missing Saturday night. Police took him into custody after they discovered Hehir's remains Sunday at their Farmington home. Read more...

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Body Parts of Woman Found in 4 Trash Bags

Dismembered remains believed to be those of a 45-year-old woman were found wrapped in a trash bag in the Bronx, by a man walking his dog. Police were notified of the possible human remains on East 156th Street and Eagle Avenue in Melrose. Upon arrival, police with cadaver dogs reportedly found body parts inside heavy-duty plastic garbage bags and inside a duffel bag among the pile of trash in at least four different locations. Read more...

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Woman Arrested in Grandfather's Death

The granddaughter of a man whose body was discovered north of Sedro Woolley is being held on investigation of second-degree murder and identity theft. The Skagit County sheriff's office says Dean Jackson's body was discovered in a rural area Monday afternoon. He was reported missing Feb. 16. His granddaughter, Ami Morin, was arrested Feb. 19 following an investigation by detectives from several agencies. Read more...

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February 25, 2013

Grandmother Charged in Boy's Death

Police have charged the grandmother of an 8-year-old city boy in connection with his death, which was ruled a homicide after an autopsy. In a statement, Schenectady police identified the boy as Sha'hiim Nelligan, and announced they had charged Gloria Nelligan, the boy's legal guardian, with first-degree manslaughter in connection with his death. Officers rushed to the Nelligans' Vale neighborhood home where they found Sha'hiim unconscious. He later died at Ellis Hospital. Read more...

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February 22, 2013

Zahra's Skull Found in Woods

North Carolina police say a skull found a year ago by hunters in the woods is that of a disabled girl who was killed by her stepmother. Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins says DNA tests show it was Zahra Baker. But he says police are still unable to say how the 10-year-old girl died. Elisa Baker is serving up to 18 years in prison for killing her stepdaughter. Read more...

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Man Turns Himself In for Murder

A man wanted in connection with a murder in Clayton County, Georgia has turned himself in to Providence Police. Julius Thomas was taken into custody Wednesday night at the Providence Police station. The 20-year-old is accused of killing a cab driver last month in Georgia. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements tells Eyewitness News that the man turned himself in after reaching out to the pastor of Providence's Victory Outreach Center. Read more...

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February 21, 2013

Tourist's Body Found in Hotel Water Tank

Police were trying to determine if the death of a Canadian woman who was missing for weeks before her body was found wedged into a water tank atop a Los Angeles hotel was the result of foul play or an accident. The body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam was discovered by a maintenance worker at the 600-room, downtown Cecil Hotel after guests complained of low water pressure. Lam, of Vancouver, British Columbia, traveled to California alone on Jan. 26 and was last seen five days later by workers at the hotel near Skid Row that offers rooms for $65 a night. Read more...

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Doctor Charged With Death of Pregnant Woman

A Columbus, Ohio physician was charged with drugging, raping and murdering a pregnant woman whose body was found in the back seat of her car in Delaware County. Ali Salim, 44, was indicted in the murder of Deanna Ballman and her unborn child by a Delaware County grand jury. Salim also was charged with giving Ballman, 23, a dose of heroin and raping her, according to the indictment. An autopsy found she died of a heroin overdose. Read more...

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February 20, 2013

Mom Grieves After Daughter Found Dead

The grief-stricken mother of a 24-year-old missing woman whose body was found washed up on a New York City beach is looking for answers in the death of her daughter. The body of Marisha Cheong was found along Jamaica Bay in Roxbury, Queens, police said. She had been missing since December. "She didn't deserve this," said Cheong's mother, Bibi Ali, as she cried Monday. "They threw her away like trash." Cheong's hands were tied up, sources said. Watch video...

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February 19, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Her Niece

A North Carolina woman is pleading guilty to killing her 15-month-old niece in a case in which social workers are accused of ignoring, then covering up the child's abuse until after her death. Thirty-nine-year-old Ladybird Powell pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. She faces 12 years in prison. Powell was arrested in January 2012 — one year after Aubrey Littlejohn's death. Read more...

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February 18, 2013

Man Arrested for Murder of Girlfriend's Baby

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said they have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a 4-month-old baby. IMPD officers were sent to the 3600 block of North Euclid Avenue on Feb. 14 in response to a 911 call. A male caller told police that a 4-month-old baby at the residence was not breathing. Read more...

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February 14, 2013

Man Charged With Killing 16-Year-Old Girl

An Estes Park man was arrested on charges of manslaughter, menacing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the gun-related death of a 16-year-old girl. Thomas Decker Dodge, 21, was arrested in connection with the Dec. 12 death of Miranda Ann Casey, also of Estes Park. The incident was at Dodge's home on the 100 block of Big Horn Drive in Estes Park, according to Estes Park Police Department. The charges are all felonies, and Dodge's bond is set at $75,000. Read more...

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February 13, 2013

Man Won't Reveal Location of Wife's Body

A South Florida man arrested in the murder of his vanished wife allegedly confessed to killing her, but didn't say where her body is, Miami-Dade police said. Jesus Maqueira, 54, who was arrested Friday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated stalking in the death of Raquel Maria Calderin, 42, is being held on no bond, online jail records said. Read more...

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February 12, 2013

Headless Bodies Found, Man Arrested

Police say they've nabbed a New Jersey man who fatally shot two men before beheading them, chopping off their hands and burying their remains in the woods of south Jersey. Cops arrested Yusuf Ibrahim, 28, of Jersey City on Sunday after detectives found the bodies of the two men, aged 25 and 27, behind a home in Buena Vista Township, according to a press release. Their severed heads and hands were discovered at a separate burial site. The investigation into the grisly murder began Thursday following reports of suspicious activity at the Buena Vista home. Cadaver dogs located the bodies, which both suffered a single gunshot wound to their chests. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:42 AM

Woman Charged With Stabbing Her Two Children

A St. Louis mother was charged with stabbing her two children with a knife. Police say Nola R. Miller stabbed her two children several times Sunday after an argument with the children's father. After the father left the apartment, officers were called Sunday morning to Miller's apartment in the 1200 block of Warren Street where they found Miller had barricaded herself inside, police said. Miller then stabbed her daughter, 10, and son, 3, as the children tried to flee, police say. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:42 AM

Father Charged With Killing Drunk Driver

A Texas man whose two young sons were killed in a traffic accident has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting at the crash scene of a suspected drunken driver. Brothers David Jr. and Caleb Barajas were helping their father push their broken-down pickup truck when a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Jose Banda plowed into them. The December accident happened just 50 yards away from the Barajas' rural Houston-area home. Banda was later found shot. Read more...

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February 11, 2013

Two Arrested in Hadiya Pendleton Homicide

Chicago police have arrested and are questioning two people in the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the high school student who performed at several presidential inaugural events in January. Police spokesperson Melissa Stratton confirmed that "two persons of interest are in custody and the investigation remains ongoing." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

Teen Charged With Baby Sister's Death

A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with murder in the death of his infant sister. Montgomery County police say 14-year-old Jonathan Aguiluc beat and suffocated 7-month-old Larissa Yanes inside a Silver Spring apartment. Police say the girl's mother had left the baby in the care of the teenager while she worked an overnight shift. Read more...

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February 09, 2013

Suspect Arrested in 13-Year-Old Girl's Death

Police have arrested a man they say is the lone suspect in the death of a 13-year-old California girl whose nude body was found in a Fairfield park last week. Police arrested Anthony Lamar Jones, 32, in the death of middle school student Genelle Conway-Allen. Genelle's nude body was discovered in Allan Witt Park by a passerby the day after she was reported missing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:58 AM

Landlord Finds Woman Tenant's Body

A Dallas landlord made a grisly discovery when he found the body of his tenant stuffed in a piece of luggage inside the home when he went to check on the property. The landlord, who rents out two homes next to one another, initially stopped by because the other home had been burglarized. According to a police report, the thief had broken a window and stole a shotgun. Read more...

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February 07, 2013

Two Brothers Arrested in Quadruple Killing

Police in Oklahoma say they have arrested two brothers in the shooting deaths of four women at a Tulsa apartment complex last month. Authorities say 39-year-old Cedric Poore and 32-year-old James Poore lived in the same apartment complex where the women were found. Officers wouldn't disclose a motive for the Jan. 7 killings, saying the investigation continues. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:23 AM

Cop Suspected in Deaths of Coach, Fiance

A former Los Angeles police officer and Navy Reserve officer is a suspect in the murders of a Cal State Fullerton basketball coach and her fiance and is considered armed and dangerous, police say. Christopher Jordan Dorner became a suspect in the murders of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence after he allegedly posted a multi-page manifesto online. The manifesto reportedly suggests Dorner blames Quan's father Randy for his firing from the LAPD in 2009. Dorner was represented in the hearing that resulted in his firing by Quan, a retired LAPD officer. Read more...

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February 05, 2013

Coach, Fiancee Found Dead Inside Car

A college basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to death in a car at their upscale condominium complex in Southern California, and authorities say they have no motive or suspects in the killing. Cal State Fullerton assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan, 28, and her fiance Keith Lawrence, 27, were found dead on the top floor of a parking structure at the complex, police said. Officers found their bodies after someone reported seeing Lawrence slumped over the wheel of his vehicle. Read more...

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February 04, 2013

Missing 13-Year-Old Girl Found Dead

Police are seeking for clues and releasing few details in the case of a California 13-year-old whose nude body was found in a park a day after she disappeared. A passerby found the girl's body in a Fairfield park on Friday, a day after she vanish from her foster home in nearby Suisun City. An autopsy has been performed by police would release neither the cause of death or the name of the victim. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:38 AM

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Killed

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his neighbor Chad Littlefield took former Marine Eddie Ray Routh to a Texas gun range to help him, but for some reason Routh allegedly turned his gun on his two mentors, killing them both, police said. Investigators said Routh, 25, was recovering from post traumatic stress disorder, but police today said they could not confirm that. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:37 AM

Mom Forced to Watch Sons Killed

A South Florida man strangled his two young sons with a rope at his estranged wife's house and then used a gun to shoot one of the boys several times before he shot himself to death, authorities said. Police say Isidro Zavala, 45, went to the Boynton Beach home of his wife with the intention of killing her and their children, Eduardo Zavala, 12, and Mario Zavala, 11. At the crime scene, detectives found a blue bag with a second firearm, extra ammunition, duct tape, cutting shears and a note addressed to Zavala's oldest son, who was not at the residence during the killings, police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:37 AM

Washington 'Mercy Killer' Sentenced

A Washington man was sentenced to two years in prison for shooting his terminally ill wife in what his family said was a mercy killing. Donald McNeely, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. His adult children asked a judge for mercy and insisted their father killed their mother, who had an inoperable brain tumor, out of compassion. "I think that was his only option," said Nikki Bryant, McNeely's daughter. Read more...

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February 01, 2013

Authorities Seek Killer After Body Found

Authorities are searching for the person who beat to death a 25-year-old man whose remains were found in the Angeles National Forest. The body of Nicholas Carter, 25, was discovered Jan. 19 near mile marker 2.72 on Big Tujunga Canyon Road, according to Lt. Mike Rosson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau. An autopsy showed Carter, of Glendale, had been beaten to death. Read more...

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January 30, 2013

Man Faces Trial in Deaths of Oklahoma Girls

A 27-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder charges for the shooting deaths of two young Oklahoma girls that he said he thought were "monsters." A judge ruled there was enough evidence to put Kevin Sweat before a jury for the deaths of Taylor Placker, 13, and Skla Whitaker, 11. The two best friends were shot to death in June 2008 near their hometown of Weleetka. Read more...

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January 29, 2013

Boyfriend Arrested In Mother's Murder

The boyfriend of Jini Barnum, who was found dead in a shallow grave in September, has been charged with killing her, police said. Anthony L. Garofalo, 38, of East Hampton, was charged with murder, first-degree strangulation and tampering with physical evidence, they said. He was arraigned at Superior Court in Middletown; his bail is set at $1 million. Barnum, 30, of East Hampton was found buried in a shallow grave deep in the woods of Glastonbury Sept. 9. Garofalo had reported her missing on July 29. Read more...

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January 28, 2013

Secret Hearings Held in Chandra Levy Case

The 2001 slaying of Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy is back in court, but behind closed doors: Records show a judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted of killing her, according to The Associated Press. Hearings have been held for the past several weeks, with neither prosecutors nor defense lawyers revealing their purpose, according to court records obtained by AP. The next hearing will be on Feb. 7 in D.C. Superior Court; The AP and several other media organizations are petitioning to open the proceedings. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:11 AM

Mom Who Drowned Daughter Released

A California woman who was found to be insane when she admitted to drowning her 3-year-old daughter in a bathtub in January 2010 has been released from jail after being deemed sane. Jennifer Lynn Bigham, 26, was ordered released from custody after doctors said she no longer exhibits the symptoms of mental illness that caused her to drown her daughter. Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Thomas Zeff said he is legally required to order Bigham's release if she has fully regained her sanity, according to the report. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:11 AM

94-Year-Old Killed, Neighbor Arrested

Police arrested the next-door neighbor of a 94-year-old woman in Yuba City who was found dead this week. Yuba City police allege that 20-year-old Michael Patrick Alexander knew Leola Shreves. Sometime last week, he allegedly broke into her house and "launched a violent and savage attack," police said in a statement. Evidence found at Shreves' home linked Alexander to the slaying, but police did not provide any details, including exactly how she died. Read more...

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January 25, 2013

Exterminator Charged in Doctor's Killing

An exterminator named Jason Smith was arrested and charged in the strangling and burning death of Philadelphia pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti. Smith, 36, had been sent to Ketunuti's home on a service call where the two got into "some kind of argument" in Ketunuti's basement. Smith burned the woman's body "to hide evidence like DNA." He said "at some point, he bound her up." The doctor was found with her hands and feet tied behind her back. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:17 AM

January 24, 2013

Chandra Levy Murder Case Re-Examined

There's a new mystery in a murder case that gripped the nation's capital a decade ago. Federal prosecutors and lawyers for the man convicted of murdering 24-year-old former congressional intern Chandra Levy have met twice since December for secret court hearings about new information that could undercut the testimony of a prosecution witness. The court has closed off the hearings to public view — on one occasion locking the courtroom doors — and has ordered that legal filings be sealed. Read more...

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January 22, 2013

Dad Kills Ex-Wife at Daugther's Party

A father shot his estranged wife to death and then killed himself during his daughter's 16th birthday party, police said. The shootings happened outside the front door of the teen's grandparents' house in Grapevine, Texas. Kristi Suckla, 44, had moved to her parents' house with her teenage son and daughter after the couple separated. Grapevine police said her husband Kelly Suckla, 43, came over to the house for the birthday party. Read more...

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January 21, 2013

Teen Charged in Deaths of Five

Five people killed in a weekend shooting at an Albuquerque home included a volunteer fire chaplain and three "very young children," officials said. A 15-year-old family member was arrested and charged with the slayings. "Multiple weapons were apparently used, including one assault rifle," Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said. The victims -- which included two girls and a boy -- were each apparently shot multiple times. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:05 AM

Standoff in Leads to Grim Findings

Authorities in Georgia are trying to make sense of a brutal killing after finding dismembered body parts in the home of a man killed during a police standoff. A SWAT team sniper shot 34-year-old Chad Moretz on Jan. 11, ending a four-hour standoff when Moretz emerged from his Effingham County home armed with an assault rifle. What investigators found afterward shocked them. Read more...

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January 18, 2013

Teen Arrested on Murder Charge in Stabbing

A teen was arrested in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old man near Placerville. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call reporting a fight in the area of Brown's and Cold Springs road north of Placerville Wednesday afternoon. Those who called authorities said that someone had been stabbed and the possible suspect had gotten away. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:17 AM

Tulsa Women Died of Gunshot to Head

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says four women found dead last week at a crime-plagued south Tulsa apartment complex each died from a gunshot wound to the head. The office noted however that full autopsy reports are still pending for 23-year-old twin sisters Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson. Investigators have not said how the women knew each other or why they may have been targeted. Read more...

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January 17, 2013

Men Charged With Dismembering Teen

Three Kentucky men charged with torturing, kidnapping, killing and dismembering another man told deputies they wanted to "rid the world of the evil in it," said Boone County (Ky.) Sheriff's deputies. Authorities said Daniel Delfin, 19, of Walton, Ky., was beaten and strangled before being cut up with a machete and possibly a saw. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:39 AM

Florida Lineman Charged With Stealing Scooter

Police say a University of Florida offensive lineman has been charged with stealing a scooter. Campus police say redshirt freshman Jessamen Dunker was arrested and charged with vehicle theft, a third-degree felony. They say he also was charged with driving with a suspended license. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:32 AM

January 15, 2013

4 Charged in Illinois Double Slaying

Police say the strangulation and attempted dismemberment of two Illinois men, allegedly at the hands of four young adults, is one of the most heinous cases they've seen. Three of the people arrested were playing video games when police arrived at a Joliet home, where the bodies of Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins were found. Police Chief Mike Trafton calls the case "one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting" in his 27 years in law enforcement. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Officer Left Infant to Die in Car

Prosecutors say a D.C. police officer involved in a paternity dispute with his mistress shot the woman dead and left their infant child to die in a hot car. Prince George's County, Md., State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said during opening statements that Richmond Phillips killed the two because he want to pay child support. Phillips is being tried on two counts of first-degree murder along with child abuse and firearms charges. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Gun Video Producer Found Shot Dead

Authorities in Georgia are investigating the apparent homicide of a Georgia man who produced popular gun-related YouTube videos. Keith Ratliff was found shot in the head January 3 in his home-office in Carnesville, Georgia, about 80 miles northeast of Atlanta. Ratliff was co-owner of FPS Industries, whose website says it "is proud to be world leaders in product development and testing for hard use firearms shooters." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:58 AM

January 14, 2013

Pastor Killed Wife, Wounded Daughter

Police say an Alabama pastor shot and killed his wife and wounded their 18-year-old daughter before stabbing himself in their home. Authorities say the Rev. Terry Greer is being charged with murder in the killing of 52-year-old Lisa Greer and attempted murder in the wounding of Suzanna Greer, a University of South Alabama student. Greer remains hospitalized with what police say are self-inflicted knife wounds. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

Pardoned Man Involved in Fatal Gunfight

A man involved in a deadly shooting at a barbecue in Mississippi was one of nearly 200 inmates pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour one year ago. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan told FoxNews.com an argument quickly escalated into a fatal gunfight between Wayne Therman Harris and Chris McGonagill in Calhoun City, Miss. The shooting took place just outside McGonagill's home, where he, Harris, and three other men were having a barbecue before things got heated between the two friends. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:19 AM

January 11, 2013

Man Charged in Murder, Dismemberment

Steven Roger Johnson, a 35-year-old man accused of killing his wife and leaving her body in a friend's garage, is charged with intentional second-degree murder. According to the charges, Johnson, of St. Paul, shot his wife in the head with a shotgun on Jan. 6 and then used a saw to dismember her body in the shower, placing her in several storage bins. Johnson said he proceeded to clean up his home to hide the evidence. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:36 AM

January 10, 2013

Widow, Mother of Kidnapper Indicted

The widow and mother of a Mississippi man accused of a Tennessee murder-kidnapping have been indicted. District Attorney Mike Dunavant said Wednesday that a Hardeman County grand jury met Monday in the case of Teresa Mayes and Mary Frances Mayes. Dunavant said details of the indictments, including the formal charges, will not be released until a arraignment in district court in Bolivar. Teresa Mayes is the widow and Mary Mayes is the mother of Adam Mayes, who authorities said killed Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter before kidnapping Bain's two other girls and taking them to Guntown, Miss. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:03 AM

Woman Charged With Chili Powder Death

A woman arrested in the death of a toddler who police say was made to ingest chili powder has been charged with first degree murder. Amanda Sorensen, of Apple Valley, was charged with one count of murder and another count of child abuse causing death, according to the complaint filed by the San Bernardino district attorney's office. San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies were called to a home for a child suffering from a seizure after ingesting chili powder. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:03 AM

Burned, Naked Body Found on Brooklyn Beach

The burned, naked body found on a beach Sunday has been identified as a missing 14-year-old girl. Law enforcement sources said the body found in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn was Shaniesha Forbes, who had been missing since Friday. She was burned on her legs, arms and hands and was found face up on the beach. A law enforcement official said that investigators also located a kerosene can and signs of a bonfire nearby. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:02 AM

January 09, 2013

Four Women Found Dead in Apartment

Officials in Oklahoma said four people were found shot dead at a Tulsa apartment. Police responded to the scene in the south part of Tulsa where four women were found dead inside the Fairmont Terrace apartments. The victims were shot multiple times," Tulsa Police Officer Jillian Roberson said. Authorities also found an unharmed 4-year-old child in the apartment, Roberson said. The child was taken into protective custody. Read more...

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January 07, 2013

Handyman Charged in Woman's Death

Authorities have charged a handyman with killing a 35-year-old Port Richey woman in her home. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Kelly Bennett was killed sometime after midnight Saturday by "homicidal violence." Her son came home to find his mother's body in the living room and called police. Authorities did not say how she died. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:53 AM

Married Couple Arrested in Bar Shooting

Police have arrested a married couple they say were connected to a New Year's Eve shooting in a Sacramento bar that killed two people and left three others wounded. Sacramento police say 36-year-old Amber Scholz instigated the altercation and her husband, 34-year-old Charles Fowler-Scholz, was involved in a fight before the shooting at the Sports Corner Cafe in Old Sacramento area of the city. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:53 AM

Man Charged With Killing Wife's Twin

A Spencer man charged with killing his wife's twin sister has been ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder. Authorities say Steven West killed 20-year-old Alyssa Haden in October. Haden lived in the same apartment as the 21-year-old West, his wife, and their child. She was found dead in the apartment by her brother after she failed to show up for work at a supermarket. West was initially charged with hampering the police investigation because the body had been moved. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:52 AM

January 03, 2013

Man Charged in Estranged Wife's Slaying

A Chicago man with a history of domestic violence arrests has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife in Munster, Ind., early New Year's Day, authorities said. Margarito Valdivia, 44, of the 10800 block of South Troy Street, is being held without bail in the slaying of his estranged wife, Erica Valdivia, 33. The attack at a home in the 800 block of Boxwood Drive in Munster also injured Erica Valdivia's boyfriend, police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:00 AM

Two Charged in Fatal Shooting of Coach

A reputed gang member was charged with capital murder and other counts in the Christmas Day shooting death of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employee in Pasadena. Larry Darnell Bishop Jr., 20, was ordered to remain jailed without bail while awaiting arraignment Jan. 23 in Los Angeles Superior Court in connection with a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting that killed bystander Victor McClinton, a 49- year-old law enforcement technician, neighborhood athletics coach and father of two who was caught in the line of fire. Read more...

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December 31, 2012

Subway Shoving Suspect Arrested

A woman is in custody in the death of a man who was shoved in front of a speeding subway train, and she "made statements implicating herself," New York City police said. Detectives questioned her but aren't releasing the 31-year-old suspect's name until she is formally charged, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a brief statement. Among other things, investigators were arranging for witnesses to positively identify the woman in custody as the attacker, police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:40 AM

Man, 74, Held in Deaths of Teenage Tenants

Police say a 74-year-old Maine man faces charges in the shooting deaths of two tenants inside an apartment he rented at his home over a possible dispute about where they were parking their cars during a snowstorm. Maine State Police say James Pak was arrested following a standoff at his home in Biddeford. He is charged with killing 19-year-old Derrick Thompson and Thompson's girlfriend, 18-year-old Alivia Welch. Read more...

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December 28, 2012

Husband of Slain Police Officer Arrested

The husband of a police officer who was fatally shot while patrolling in suburban Milwaukee on Christmas Eve has been arrested in connection with her death. The Wauwatosa police department says that Benjamin Sebena, of Menomonee Falls, was booked into Milwaukee County Jail on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide. He has not been formally charged in 30-year-old Jennifer Sebena's death. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:39 AM

Man Pushed to Death in NYC Subway

A mumbling woman pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said. The man, who wasn't immediately identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens at about 8 p.m. when he was shoved by the woman, who witnesses said had been following him closely and mumbling to herself, New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Browne said. It didn't appear the man noticed her before he was shoved onto the tracks, police said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:38 AM

Man Kills Girlfriend After Crash

A central Pennsylvania man is charged with suffocating his 17-year-old girlfriend after injuring her by intentionally driving into a guardrail at about 100 miles per hour in the middle of the night. Police filed homicide and other charges Friday against Benjamin Daniel Klinger for the Dec. 4 death of Sammi Heller on an interstate near Manheim. Police allege Klinger purposely crashed, then killed Heller by sitting on top of her head until she asphyxiated. Read more...

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December 26, 2012

3 Charged in Deadly Home Blast

Three people charged in a gas explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood, killing a couple, are set to appear before a judge. Homeowner Monserrate Shirley, her boyfriend Mark Leonard and his brother, Bob Leonard, face initial court appearances. The three were arrested on charges of murder, arson and other counts following the Nov. 10 blast that killed a couple living next to Shirley's home. The explosion destroyed Shirley's house and four others and damaged dozens more. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:51 AM

Man Killed Friend, Hid Body in Closet

An ex-convict killed a friend, tried to cut his head off with an ax and hid the body in his bedroom closet for nearly a week while keeping relatives and acquaintances at bay, a prosecutor said. Aston Barth was being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murdering next-door neighbor Jason Campbell, Newsday reported. Barth's lawyer, Paul Barahal, declined to comment; Barth's mother said he had a long history of mental illness. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:51 AM

Woman Charged in Murder Case

She worked with Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott at the Greenland Target and shared with her an interest in "Harry Potter" books. Police say that Kathryn "Kat" McDonough, 19, of Portsmouth, also lied to investigators about where she and her boyfriend, Seth Mazzaglia, were the night Marriott was allegedly murdered. Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley said McDonough was arrested without incident on Christmas Eve on felony charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution. Read more...

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December 20, 2012

Teen Shot During Paintball Argument

A 16-year-old boy fatally shot his friend with a shotgun after the pair argued over a paintball game and playfully wrestled at the boy's home in South Dakota, according to an arrest affidavit. The victim, Dalton Williams of Pierre, was found lying in the entryway of the accused shooter's house around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics rushed the high school sophomore to a nearby hospital, but he later died. Read more...

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December 17, 2012

Funerals Begin for Newtown Victims

The small Connecticut town shattered by an act President Barack Obama called "unconscionable evil," holds on Monday the first two of 20 funerals for schoolchildren massacred in their classrooms last week. Meanwhile, schools across the country will reopen their doors to confused and scared children full of questions about why the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting happened - and whether they are safe from the very same danger. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:28 AM

Police Officers Fatally Shot Outside Market

Two Kansas police officers were shot outside a grocery store Sunday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle and died later at a hospital, authorities said. Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller called the shootings of Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly "unspeakable." He said both officers were shot in the head by a gunman who opened fire on them within minutes of their arrival to investigate the vehicle. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:27 AM

Man Kills Neighbor With a Hammer

A Tampa-Bay area man who authorities say attacked his neighbor with a hammer has been charged with second degree murder with a weapon. Authorities say Jarrett Kyle Brooks approached Jonathan Acree from behind at a Thonotosassa trailer park, striking him in the head and neck multiple times with a hammer. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:26 AM

December 16, 2012

28 Dead in Connecticut Shootings

Terror swept through a small community and shock gripped the nation as a gunman opened fire Friday, December 14 on the most innocent of innocents - young children ages 5-10 at the Sandy Hook Elementary school near Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter has been identified by authorities as Adam Lanza, 20, whose mother was an employee at the school. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:07 AM

Many School Victims Shot Multiple Times

Many of the young elementary school victims killed Friday during a shooting spree were fired upon multiple times at close range by an assault rifle, the state’s chief medical examiner says. Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, Connecticut’s long-time chief medical examiner, said most of the 20 children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School were first-graders. Among seven he personally examined, all had three to 11 bullet wounds. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:06 AM

First Responder: 'Worst Tragedy'

For Ray Corbo, first assistant fire chief at Newtown Hook and Ladder, the horrific images from the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary have taken a toll. There was the Newtown police officer who ran by him in the school's parking lot, carrying a boy, limp in his arms. "The police officer's uniform had blood all over it," he said. There were the teachers, who despite the chaos, kept order as they led their students away from the school building to the Sandy Hook firehouse. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:06 AM

Lanza Had No Apparent Link to School

The gunman who killed 27 people, including 20 children, targeted a school to which he had no current connection - forcing his way in and spraying classrooms with a weapon designed to kill across a battlefield, authorities said. Law enforcement officials gave new details about Friday's rampage by Adam Lanza, which ended with his suicide. Their new narrative partially contradicted previous ones, and made a baffling act seem more so. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:05 AM

Officials Release Names of Victims

Authorities have released the names of the 26 victims killed when a gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school. All six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School were women. Of the 20 children who were shot to death, eight were boys and 12 were girls. All the children were ages 6 or 7. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:05 AM

Suspect's Friends, Family at a Loss to Explain

As with any murder-suicide, the suspect in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took to his grave the reasons that compelled him to mow down more than two dozen people before taking his own life in the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. But those who knew the alleged shooter grasped to reconcile the difference between the quiet, withdrawn 20-year-old without a criminal record -- and the man who, dressed in black fatigues and a military vest, rained hell at the Newtown, Connecticut, school last week. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:04 AM

December 14, 2012

Student Found Murdered in Apartment

Police in Ypsilanti, Mich., opened a homicide investigation into the death of a 23-year-old Eastern Michigan University student who was found dead in her off-campus apartment. Julia Niswender was studying communications and also worked at Walmart. She never arrived at her company Christmas Party. Instead, she was found dead inside her apartment at the Peninsular Place Apartments near the campus. The school promptly sent out a crime alert warning students about an incident near campus. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:23 AM

December 13, 2012

Murder In Manhattan Leaves Big Questions

Of the 40 or so murders committed on average every day in the United States, most involve guns and around half involve victims and assailants who are acquainted or related. Nowadays, when we hear news reports about shootings in crowded spaces, they tend to be like the shootings at a Portland, Oregon mall yesterday - a man in a hockey mask firing seemingly aimlessly into a crowd and then taking his own life - murder as an act of madness. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:05 AM

December 12, 2012

Two Killed at Oregon Mall

A shooting at a mall near Portland, left three people dead, including the gunman, and at least one other person injured, police said. Lt. James Rhodes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said the gunman shot two people to death and also died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Rhodes said another person was wounded with a traumatic injury and sent to a hospital. Rhodes said police do not believe there was a second shooter. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:04 AM

Suspect Lived With Girlfriend's Rotting Corpse

Prosecutors say a California murder suspect lived with his girlfriend's rotting corpse for months. Devon Epps was evicted from his Stockton apartment a year ago and the apartment manager found the decomposing body of 35-year-old Veronica Jones in the bathroom. Jones was reported missing six months before her body was found. The coroner says she was bludgeoned with a metal table pedestal, raped and stabbed 32 times. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:04 AM

Teens Kill Woman Who Said, 'Get a Job'

Three teens charged in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania woman had targeted her, police say, after she told them to "get a job" when they tried to bum a cigarette from her boyfriend. Beaver Falls police have charged two 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old with criminal homicide and other charges in the shooting of Kayla Peterson, 22. She was shot and died at a Pittsburgh hospital two hours later. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:02 AM

December 11, 2012

Evidence of 98 Reform School Deaths

University of South Florida anthropologists say they've found evidence of 98 deaths and more graves than previously identified at a closed reform school in the Panhandle. A report released Monday by the university in Tampa says researchers found at least 50 gravesites at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. The report concludes there may be even more. That's 19 more gravesites than had been identified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in a 2010 investigative report. The FDLE was unable to substantiate or refute claims that students were abused and even killed by staffers since the school opened in 1900. It closed last year. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:12 AM

Autopsy Confirms Missing Iowa Cousins

Police in Iowa say an autopsy has confirmed that two bodies found last week in a wildlife area are those of two young cousins who have been missing since last summer. Evansdale Police Chief Kent Smock says he received confirmation from the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office that the bodies were Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook, who had been missing since July 13. The full autopsy hasn't been released to police. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:10 AM

December 10, 2012

4 Dead, 3 Hurt in Calfornia Shootings

A man shot three people dead on a Central California Indian reservation and wounded three others, including two young girls, before being fatally wounded in a shootout with detectives after a car chase, authorities said. The violence started on the Tule River Indian Reservation in Porterville, Calif., the Tulare County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responding to a 911 call found a man and a woman dead inside a trailer and a male juvenile suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The juvenile was transported to a hospital. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:44 AM

December 06, 2012

Subway Pusher Charged With Murder

A New York City man was charged today with murder for shoving another man onto subway tracks where he was struck and killed by an oncoming train. Naeem Davis, 30, was arraigned Wednesday night on a second-degree murder charge in he death of Ki-Suck Han, 58, of Queens, N.Y. Davis will be held without bail. He is due back in court on Dec. 11. He is charged with murdering Han "with depraved indifference" not because he intended to kill Han, but because his lack of regard for Han's life resulted in the death. Read more...

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December 05, 2012

4 Arrested in 4 Shooting Deaths

Los Angeles police say four suspects have been arrested in Las Vegas in the slayings of four people who were found dead in front of an unlicensed boarding house. Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference that the four were arrested at the Silverton Hotel in Las Vegas. Two men and two women were found fatally shot on a front lawn Sunday after police received a 911 call that led them to a large house in Northridge. Three of the bodies were found face-down. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:03 AM

Samantha Koenig Was Assaulted, Dismembered

The FBI says an Alaska barista was sexually assaulted and killed the day after she was abducted last February. Suspect Israel Keyes, who died in an apparent suicide this week, told authorities he left the barista's body in toolshed for two weeks while he went on a cruise. The FBI says Keyes told authorities he dismembered the body of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig after he returned from the cruise, and disposed of it in a frozen lake north of Anchorage. Read more...

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December 04, 2012

Man's Decapitated Body Found

A man's decapitated body was discovered in Culver City near a busy intersection by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, officials said. The body of the unidentified man was found by a passerby who immediately alerted police to the area of Washington and Inglewood boulevards, said Culver City Police Lt. Ron Izuka. The body was in an area with bushes. Izuka said "the body was decapitated, but we are not sure at this point how the man died." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:47 AM

Police Find Decomposed Man in Freezer

An Indiana man faces charges that he killed a friend and hid the body in his basement freezer. Police in Kokomo say they found a badly decomposed body Sunday in the freezer at a house where they were looking for 29-year-old Alex Shipp. Shipp's mother reported him missing Saturday and told police she hadn't heard from him since Nov. 8. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:47 AM

Man Shoots Ex-Wife During Church Service

An elementary school music teacher walked into a church in the middle of Sunday services and shot and killed his ex-wife as she sat in a pew, police said. Gregory Eldred, 52, of Coudersport, has been charged with first-degree murder, simple assault, terroristic threats and reckless endangerment, accused twice shooting Darlene Sitler, 53, at the First United Presbyterian Church. Witnesses told police they saw Eldred pacing outside the 180-year-old church before the service and that other members of the congregation grabbed Eldred after the shooting and held him until police arrived. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:47 AM

December 03, 2012

4 Found Shot Outside California Home

The bodies of four people who had been shot to death were found face-down outside a suburban Southern California home that apparently served as an unlicensed boarding house, authorities said. Los Angeles police were seeking a motive for the attacks at the house in Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley. The dead were two women in their mid-20s, a man in his mid-30s and another man in his late-40s, Capt. William Hayes said at a news conference. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:52 AM

Toddler's Death Prompts Review of 2 Others

A toddler's death during a visit with his father in Virginia is prompting police to also more closely investigate the suicide of the man's mother and the shooting death of a onetime girlfriend in the past decade. Fifteen-month-old Prince McLeod Rams died during a three-hour, unsupervised visit with his father, Joaquin S. Rams of Manassas. Manassas Police spokesman Lowell Nevill says that led police to further probe the 2008 suicide of Joaquin Rams' mother and the 2003 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend Shawn K. Mason. Read more...

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November 30, 2012

Body Identified as Emilliano Terry

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the child's body found at a waste treatment facility as that of 3-year-old Emilliano Terry. The remains were identified through DNA testing conducted by the Medical Examiner's Regional Forensic Science Laboratory. Prosecutors said that Emilliano suffered blunt force trauma to the head and a skull fracture. The medical examiner's office, however, says the cause and manner of death are still under investigation. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:16 AM

Pet Rescuer Shot to Death by Homeowner

An animal control officer trying to save pets from a foreclosed California home was shot to death by the former owner, authorities said. The officer had gone to the Sacramento-area home after the resident, Joseph Corey, allegedly called and said he could not care for them because he was being evicted by his bank. The animal control officer went to the home in the community of Galt. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:15 AM

Woman Arrested in Daughter's Death

A Wisconsin woman was arrested on a charge of felony child neglect in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who officials say drank gasoline. Connie Hartmann, 35, of Medina, is also facing a charge of felony child neglect resulting in great bodily harm to the girl's 4-year-old brother. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said Hartmann was taken to jail after she was arrested in connection with a domestic incident at her home in Medina Township. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:15 AM

November 29, 2012

Mom Charged in Death of Toddler

A woman who reported her 3-year-old son missing from a family gathering at a Cleveland park has been arrested on a charge of aggravated murder in connection with the child's death. Camilia Terry was arrested after the body of her middle son, Emilliano Terry, was found in a bag thrown into the trash. More charges are expected to be filed in the case, authorities said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:56 AM

November 28, 2012

Neighbor Arrested in Jersey Bridgeman's Death

A 6-year-old Arkansas girl who survived being abused by her father and stepmother has been killed and a her body found in a vacant house in her neighborhood. Police have arrested Zachary Holly, who lived next door to Jersey Bridgeman, in connection with her death. Both of Jersey's parents are in prison for child abuse. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:15 AM

Woman Arrested in Connection With Homicide

A second person has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at a Midvale apartment complex three months ago. Amy Rowley, 35, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated robbery. She is accused of being with Gabriel Gurule, 35, when Gurule allegedly shot and killed 31-year-old Justen Len LeFave on Aug. 26 at the Wasatch Club Apartments. The search continued for a second woman who police believe was also involved in the incident. Read more...
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November 27, 2012

Neighbor Arrested In Jersey Bridgeman's Death

Zachary Holly, 28, was arrested in connection with the murder investigation of 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman, according to police. He is being charged with capital murder, kidnapping and residential burglary, according to Chief Jon Simpson. Holly lives next door to Jersey, in a trailer at 702 SE A St. Holly's home lies between Jersey's house and the vacant house where the girl's body was found. Simpson made the announcement during a news conference at the Bentonville Police Department Monday night. Read more...

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Teen Accused of Killing Stepfather With Sword

Authorities in north Georgia say a 16-year-old boy is expected to make his first court appearance after he was accused of killing his stepfather with a sword. Pickens County sheriff's Lt. Kris Stancil says a relative of the teen called 911 Friday night to report the stabbing. It happened at a home inside a gated community in the Jasper area. Jasper is about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. Read more...

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Man Charged in Car Trunk Murders

A man has been charged with the so-called 'Backpage murders' in which the bodies of four women were found in car trunks in Detroit last December. James Brown, 24, of Sterling Heights, said little during a brief arraignment on four counts of first-degree murder. He's due back in court Jan. 9. Brown's lawyer Jeffrey Cojocar, who entered the pleas on behalf of Brown, says his client maintains he didn't kill the women. Read more...

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November 26, 2012

Laughing Teen Kills Dad With Ax

The 19-year-old San Antonio man who police say fatally attacked his sleeping father with an ax, began to "smile and laugh" at his booking when he overheard why he was arrested. Police say Marshall Lee Giles died of his injuries hours after the attack. Police arrived at the home and found the man with gruesome injuries. He suffered several large cuts on his head and his left eye hung out of the socket. Read more...

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Three Shooting Victims Found in Motel Room

Police are looking for the motive and suspects behind the fatal shooting of three people found dead at a north Dallas motel. A cleaning crew discovered the bodies of two men and a woman on the third floor of a Motel 6, just north of the High 5 interchange of Central Expressway and I-635 LBJ Freeway. The three victims had been shot to death, according to the police report. Read more...

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Woman Arrested After Remains Found

Detectives in Florida are trying to unravel the mystery of how a woman's husband died after his body was found decomposing inside their home. James Dennis Peters, 62, who has had a history of domestic violence arrests with his 56-year-old wife, Sheree Hines Peters, was found lying on the ground covered in a sheet, Fox 13 reports. Relatives and neighbors in Haines City became suspicious after asking Sheree where her husband was the past three weeks. She claimed he was hunting, at a hospital or doing yard work, investigators say. Read more...

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November 23, 2012

Abused Girl, 6, Found Dead

A six-year-old girl whose father and stepmother were sent to prison for keeping her chained up has been found dead, authorities said. The FBI and police in Bentonville, Arkansas, were investigating the suspected homicide of Jersey Bridgeman. Her father David Bridgeman was given an 18-year prison sentence in 2011 after pleading guilty to false imprisonment, permitting abuse of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. Read more...

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Teen Charged in Fatal School Bus Shooting

A Florida teen accused of fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl on a private school bus has been charged with manslaughter, police said. "The defendant removed a firearm that was concealed in his backpack and began displaying it," the Miami Dade Police arrest report said. He "discharged the firearm one time, shooting the victim." The shooting happened as the bus was traveling down a road in Homestead, Florida, the report said. Read more...

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November 21, 2012

13-Year-Old Girl Shot on School Bus Dies

A 13-year-old girl who was shot on a school bus Tuesday morning has died, and a male student is being held for questioning, Miami-Dade police said. The suspect's age was not made public. The victim, also a student, had been airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital from the scene of the shooting. She was on a private school bus en route to Somerset Academy Silver Palms when the incident happened, Javier Baez, spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said. Read more...

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Boy Faked Death to Avoid Gunman

A pastor says 12-year-old Christian Schuster survived a deadly shooting in North Dakota by being covered by his slain brother and pretending to be dead. The Rev. Grant Patterson told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he spoke to the young boy for a little more than an hour after his grandmother and three of his siblings were killed in New Town, which is on the Fort Berthold reservation. Read more...

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November 20, 2012

4 Indicted in Atlanta Lounge Murder

A quartet of alleged gang members and bandits was indicted last week by a Fulton County grand jury in connection with the August shooting death of a west Atlanta lounge owner. Gerald Peterson, Ottis Ricks, DeMario Carman and Christopher Penson were each charged with murder, criminal gang activity, gun possession while committing a felony, armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Read more...

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November 19, 2012

Man Arrested in Barrel Deaths

South Carolina authorities say they've arrested a man accused of killing two people more than a month ago and stuffing their bodies in barrels before dumping them into a lake. Anderson County Sheriff's spokesman Chad McBride says John Michael Young was arrested early Saturday. A jail spokesman says Young was likely to make a first appearance before a judge later Saturday. He did not know if Young had an attorney. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:46 AM

Foul Smell Leads to Dismembered Woman

A Southern California man has been arrested in connection with the grisly murder of his 74-year-old wife, authorities confirmed. Police found the woman, who had been dismembered, inside the couple's Oceanside, Calif. home at 11:10 p.m. on Friday. The smell coming from the house was so foul that officers had to wear masks while investigating the home. Detectives located the woman's 68-year-old husband in downtown Oceanside. He voluntarily went with them for questioning. After interviewing the man, police arrested him on suspicion of his wife's murder. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:45 AM

Third Shopkeeper Killed by Same Gun

Authorities say a New York City boutique owner was shot to death in the head with the same gun that killed two other shopkeepers in the same borough over the summer. The shop owner was behind the counter of She She in the Flatbush section when he was shot. The gunman dragged his body toward the back of the store and covered it with clothing. Read more...

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November 17, 2012

9-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder

A 9-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a toddler in a St. Louis suburb. Associate Judge Walter Brandon ordered the Illinois Department of Human Services to take custody of the child, who was charged as a juvenile in the Aug. 22 death of the 14-month-old boy in Cahokia. Defense attorney Bill Walker said the boy's mother and grandmother both died years ago and that the other adults in his life were detained after being charged with child endangerment. Read more...

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Aunt Arrested in Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Westminster Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman on charges of child abuse resulting in death. According to court records, a warrant for the woman, Irene Walker's arrest was issued on Thursday. Her bail has been set at $100,000, and has not been posted. Records show the child's death occurred on Sept. 17. An arrest affidavit identifies the child as 3-year-old Jersey Ruiz — Walker's niece. Read more...

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November 16, 2012

Bodies of Woman, Man Found in Barrels

The bodies of a man and a woman have been found in two barrels in a South Carolina lake, Anderson County investigators said. The first barrel was discovered floating in the water near Asbury Park. It contained human female remains. The second barrel was found near a bridge about a half mile away. Greg Shore, Anderson County coroner, said the remains were of a man. Read more...

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Teen Charged With Killing Girl, 16

A Chicago teen was charged with fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl in the South Side's Roseland neighborhood. Deon Blandon, 18, was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Taylor Fitting in the head while she sat in the back seat of a car, authorities said. Police said that Taylor was dropped off by an unknown person at Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Read more...

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November 15, 2012

Mom and 2 Daughters Found Dead in Closet

Police are investigating after a neighbor found a 29-year-old woman and her two young daughters dead inside their home near Miami. Miami-Dade detective Roy Rutland told The Miami Herald the neighbor smelled an odor Tuesday and went inside the house to find its source. There, she found Gladys Machado in a closet. Machado's daughters, 4-year-old Daniela Patrino and 8-year-old Julia Padrino, were next to her. Read more...

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November 14, 2012

Nephew Charged in Aunt's Slaying

A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his aunt Saturday night in a gated community in North Jackson. Caleb Lawrence Mullins was arrested by police in Louisville, Ky., on Monday. He will appear this morning in front of a Louisville judge to determine when he will be extradited to Jackson, according to Jackson police Lt. Tyreece Miller. Police said that Mullins stabbed his 43-year-old aunt Karen Mullins, took her SUV and drove from Jackson to Louisville, which is where the two are originally from. Read more...

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Pastor's Grandson Accused in Murder

A Houston, Texas man was arrested and questioned by police regarding the death of his grandfather, an 89-year-old pastor and the pastor's 61-year-old daughter, who was visiting from California. Police said Cameron Dorsey, 20, became a "person of interest" after he was seen leaving his grandfather's house shortly before the bodies were discovered. Houston firefighters found the bodies of Vincent Dorsey and his daughter, Barbara Ann Dorsey Alexander, after a home on Dover street caught fire. Read more...

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November 13, 2012

Woman Set on Fire by Husband Dies

A Florida woman who suffered burns on 80 percent of her body after her husband allegedly set her on fire in August died from an infection. Megan Kimbrough, 26, was allegedly burned by Joshua Kimbrough, who faces numerous charges including attempted first-degree murder. Detectives say Kimbrough set his wife on fire in their Lakeland home with flammable liquids and then stopped her as she tried to run out of the house to extinguish herself. Read more...

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November 08, 2012

Ex-Officer Arrested in Wife's Death

A fired police officer has been charged in the alleged murder-for-hire death of his wife, whom he married after undergoing a female-to-male sex-change operation. Oregon City police said that 50-year-old Lynn Edward Benton has been charged with aggravated murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Read more...

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Woman Charged in Child's Death

A northwestern Missouri woman has been charged in the October death of her bedridden 4-year-old daughter. Alexandra Laureen Schurr, 21, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Schurr was being held in the Buchanan County jail on $50,000 bond. Schurr's daughter, Amber Elizabeth Mosier, died Oct. 10 at their St. Joseph home. The little girl had cerebral palsy and relied on a feeding tube. An autopsy showed she died of an airway obstruction. Read more...

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November 06, 2012

Uncle Charged With Murdering 6-Year-Old

A Delaware County man has been charged with murder in the beating death of his 6-year-old nephew, the district attorney's office announced. Paul Adams, 38 of Wallingford, allegedly lashed Tyreece Charlow for 45 minutes with a large belt after the child would not listen or follow directions, according to court documents. Read more...

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November 05, 2012

Pastor Charged With Killing Fiancee's Daughter

As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancee's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request: pray for her. But all along, authorities say, he knew the sordid truth about where the young mother was. The pastor, ex-convict John D. White, later confessed to killing Rebekah Gay to fulfill a fantasy of necrophilia, police said Friday. White drank four or five beers before going to the woman's mobile home and repeatedly striking her head with a mallet and strangling her with a zip tie, according to court documents. Read more...

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October 31, 2012

Teen charged as an Adult in Ridgeway Death

A 17-year-old student was formally charged with the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, whose body parts were found at a park in a Denver suburb earlier this month. Austin Reed Sigg, a student at Arapahoe Community College, was also charged with attempting to kidnap, sexually assault and murder a female jogger last May. Read more...

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October 30, 2012

Autumn Pasquale Funeral Draws Hundreds

The body of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale was laid to rest at a New Jersey church where mourners were urged to do good works in her memory. Autumn was found dead on Oct. 22 in a recycling bin behind a house in Clayton next to where her accused murderers lived. Two brothers, aged 15 and 17 years old, were arrested in her slaying. Read more...

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Pastor of North Texas Church Killed

A North Texas pastor was killed by an attacker who rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor and beat him with an electric guitar, police said. Police in Forest Hill, a suburb of Fort Worth, did not say why the unidentified suspect attacked the Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., the founding pastor of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church. The suspect also died a short time after being taken into custody. Read more...

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October 29, 2012

Brother-in-Law Charged in Stabbing Murder

A California man is facing three counts of murder for the stabbing deaths of his sister-in-law and her two young children. Grigoriy Bukhantsov, 19, was arrested in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento. He is the only suspect in the murder of 23-year-old Alina Bukhantsov, her 3-year-old daughter Emmanuela and her 2-year-old son Avenir a day earlier. Grigoriy Bukhantsov's brother Denis came home Tuesday to find his wife and children dead, the Modesto Bee reported. Read more...

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Murder Suspect Influenced by Porn?

An Oregon man charged in the Oct. 16 rape and murder of a 21-year-old barista told police that he had child pornography in a bizarre confession unrelated to his killing. Police said Jonathan Holt, 24 -- who's accused of sexually assaulting and shooting 21-year-old Whitney Heichel to death -- not only admitted to the killing, but copped to downloading child pornography. Read more...

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October 27, 2012

Twins Charged in Florida Murder

Florida authorities charged 31-year-old twin brothers with murdering a former Pensacola newspaper reporter whose body was found buried in concrete in Georgia. Pensacola police said Christopher and William Cormier of Georgia also face armed robbery charges. Authorities say they killed 30-year-old Sean Dugas. Dugas worked for the Pensacola News Journal from 2005 to 2010 doing various newsroom jobs including clerk, multimedia reporter, entertainment reporter and crime reporter. Read more...

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Friend Charged With Killing Grandmother, Baby

A family friend charged with killing a baby girl and her grandmother told police he dropped the baby as he wielded a knife and the grandmother charged at him during a botched kidnapping, authorities said. Raghunandan "Raghu" Yandamuri, a native of India, targeted the family for a $50,000 ransom because he knew both parents worked, and he left copies of a ransom note, according to a police affidavit filed in a Philadelphia suburb. Read more...

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Man Charged in 3 Family Members' Deaths

A 19-year-old Northern California man accused of fatally stabbing his sister-in-law and young niece and nephew was formally charged with three counts of murder at his first court appearance. Authorities have yet to release a motive, but Grigoriy Bukhantsov's attorney said after the hearing that his client appears to have psychological problems and a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Read more...

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October 26, 2012

2 Children Stabbed to Death, Nanny Arrested

Police say a mother returned home to her Manhattan apartment to find her two small children stabbed to death in a bathtub and her nanny with a knife in her hand. Police said the woman returned home to find her children, ages 3 and 5, in the bathroom of their apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The nanny had a knife in her hand and a self-inflicted wound. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:19 AM

Ridgeway Suspect Made Girls Uneasy

His stare stayed with them for days. The cold, harsh way he looked at them. The unease they just couldn't shake off when he did. So, when Austin Reed Sigg was arrested, accused of strangling 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, dismembering her and placing her body parts under the two-story home where he lived, many of the girls in that Denver suburb weren't shocked. Read more...

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October 25, 2012

Teen Arrested in Killing of Colorado Girl

A teenage boy who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month has been arrested in her death, along with a May attack on a runner, authorities said. Police in the Denver suburb of Westminster said they arrested 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg after receiving a phone call that led them to his home. They declined to elaborate. Sigg lives about a mile from the home of Jessica Ridgeway, who disappeared Oct. 5 after leaving for school. Her body was found five days later in a field at a park. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Slaying of Brother's Wife

Authorities in Sacramento, Calif., arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday in connection with the brutal slaying of his brother's wife and two young children. Deputies with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department took Grigoriy Bukhantsov into custody after they found him asleep at a Denny's restaurant in Placer County. Bukhantsov's brother found the bodies of his wife, his 2-year-old son and his 3-year-old daughter when he returned to the family's Rancho Cordova home, about 15 miles east of Sacramento. He then ran to a neighbor's home and called police. Read more...

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Man Shot and Killed at Atlanta Megachurch

A former employee entered a chapel at an Atlanta-area megachurch headed by televangelist Creflo Dollar early and fatally shot a volunteer staff member leading a prayer service, police said. The gunman walked calmly into the chapel at World Changers Church International's main campus in College Park, Ga., and shot a 39-year-old volunteer and church member who was leading a prayer service, Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester said at a news conference. The victim, Gregory McDowell, was transported to South Fulton Hospital, where he later died. Read more...

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October 24, 2012

Teens Charged in 12-Year-Old's Death

Two teenage brothers have been charged with the death of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl whose disappearance set off a massive search over the weekend. The body of Autumn Pasquale was found stuffed into a small home recycling container. Arrested were Justin Robinson, 15, and his brother Dante Robinson, 17. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:57 AM

Oregon Barista Was Raped, Shot

Whitney Heichel, the 21-year-old Oregon barista whose body was found days after she vanished on her way to work, was sexually assaulted and shot to death by her neighbor, police said. Police charged Heichel's neighbor, Jonathan Holt, 24, with seven counts, including aggravated murder with a firearm, kidnapping, robbery, and sodomy, during an arraignment in Clackamas County Circuit Court Monday. Read more...

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Killer of 5 Dead in Alabama

A body found in Hazel Green, Ala., has been identified as that of the man wanted for questioning in the deaths of five people, a county coroner said. Authorities have ID'd the body as that of Warren Vincent Crutcher, 24. Whisenant said the death was not a suicide but did not elaborate. Earlier Tuesday, a victim identified as Jeffrey Pope was found dead in Huntsville, Ala. Read more...

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October 23, 2012

Whitney Heichel Died of Multiple Gunshots

A medical examiner has determined that Whitney Heichel, the Oregon barista who went missing Oct. 16 and whose body was found three days later, died of multiple gunshot wounds. The station also reports that Jonathan Holt, 24, the suspect in her death, attended the same Jehovah's Witness church as Heichel, 21, and her husband. Holt and his wife also reportedly lived in the same apartment complex as the Heichels. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:34 AM

FAMU Hazing Killer Gets Probation

The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year's hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion has avoided jail time but will spend more than two years under close supervision. Brian Jones, 23, was sentenced at the hearing to six months of community control, which puts strict limits on his freedom and requires frequent check-ins with probation officials. Following that, he'll serve two more years of probation. He's also required to perform 200 hours of community service. Read more...

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Killer of Bride Left Chilling Note

The killer of a pregnant bride-to-be who was found stabbed to death in her New York apartment over the weekend left a strange note at the crime scene promising that more expectant mothers would continue to die unless the infamous "DC Sniper" is released from prison. A law enforcement source close to the investigation told the New York Post that the killer had left the missive underneath Vindalee Smith's body that threatened that one pregnant woman a week would be killed until serial shooter Lee Boyd Malvo is released from prison. Read more...

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October 22, 2012

3 Killed, 4 Injured in Rampage at Spa

Three people were killed in a shooting rampage at a spa near the Brookfield Square Mall in Wisconsin. Four others were shot. Waukesha County authorities confirmed that the suspected shooter, Radcliffe F. Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, was found dead inside the spa. The multiple shooting occurred at the Azana Salon & Spa on N. Moorland Road. Read more...

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Gunman Shoots Family of 5 in Inglewood

Authorities were continuing to piece together the shooting and fire at an Inglewood home that left three people dead, including a young child, and three others wounded. Five members of a family were found shot Saturday morning. Then on Saturday night, the body of another person was found in the rubble. "We do have a body," said Inglewood police Lt. James Madia, adding that police were taking care not to disturb it and had not made a tentative identification. Read more...

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Missing Woman's Live-In Boyfriend Charged

The live-in boyfriend of missing Calumet City resident Gena Chiodo has been charged in her killing, officials said tonight. Donal E. Clark, 42, was charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide, Calumet City Police Chief Edward Glimore said. The charges came after Chiodo disappeared on Oct. 13 and as her friends began to suspect that Clark had something to do with her disappearance. Read more...

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October 20, 2012

Body of Oregon Woman Found

Searchers have found the body of a young Oregon woman who vanished Tuesday on her way to work and police have arrested a neighbor for investigation of aggravated murder, Gresham police said. The body of Whitney Heichel, 21, was found on Larch Mountain, a remote forested area east of Gresham, Police Chief Craig Junginger told a news conference. After collecting DNA and fingerprints and conducting three interviews over several days, police arrested Jonathan Holt, 24, of Gresham, the chief said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:19 AM

Woman's Body Found in San Diego Dumpster

A body buried under a ton of trash in a remote San Diego County dumpster is that of a missing Newport Beach woman whose husband was charged earlier this week with her murder, authorities said. Quee "Q.C" Chadwick's body was found inside the dumpster off a highway in rural Lakeside beneath mounds of trash. A coroner's examiner in San Diego County made the positive identification on Friday, prosecutors said. The location is about 100 miles south of the tony Orange County coastal community where she lived with her husband, Peter Chadwick. A cause of death is still being determined. Read more...

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October 19, 2012

Police Seek Clues in Colorado Murder

Police investigating the slaying of a 10-year-old Colorado girl whose dismembered body was found days after she disappeared released the description of a man who attempted to abduct a woman in the same area months earlier. While not calling the man in the earlier incident a suspect in the kidnap and murder of Jessica Ridgeway, Westminster, Colorado, police issued the bulletin in an effort to "uncover any lead" in the high-profile case. Read more...

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Three Arrested in Denver Bar Fire Deaths

Police said they had arrested three men they say entered a Denver bar just before closing time to rob the owner and patrons, and ended up killing five people and then setting the bar on fire to cover up the murders. The arrests followed an all-day manhunt on Wednesday after an early morning fire at Fero's Bar and Grill in southeast Denver. Firefighters responding to the blaze pulled the five victims from the burning building and determined they had not died from the blaze, leading detectives to believe the fire was set to cover up the killings, Denver Police Detective John White said. Read more...

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Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty Against Nurse

Texas prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Houston woman accused of killing a mother and abducting her newborn son earlier this year outside a clinic, authorities said. Investigators believe Verna McClain, 31, was desperate for a baby to pass off as her own after suffering a miscarriage. She is facing a charge of capital murder for allegedly shooting Kala Golden-Schuchardt outside a pediatric clinic in suburban Houston and taking her days-old son. The baby was found safe with a relative of McClain. Read more...

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October 18, 2012

Son Arrested With Body Parts in Back Seat

After a car eluding Greenwood Village police crashed at East Orchard Road and South Dayton Street, officers made a shocking discovery in the back seat: a woman's dismembered remains. After a short chase on foot, Ari Misha Liggett, 24, of Centennial was arrested. The woman whose body was found in the backseat has not yet been identified, but before the crash Liggett and his 56-year-old mother had been reported missing. Read more...

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October 17, 2012

Boyfriend Charged in Freshman's Beating Death

A New York college student has been formally charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend inside her dorm room last month. The Monroe County District Attorney's office says a grand jury indicted 21-year-old Clayton Whittemore. He has been held without bail since shortly after the body of 18-year-old freshman Alexandra Kogut was found Sept. 29 at the State University of New York College at Brockport, near Rochester. Read more...

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October 16, 2012

Man Charged in Marriot Murder

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the death of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student who disappeared last week on her way to visit a friend. Assistant Attorney General James Vara said that although Elizabeth Marriott's body has not been located, police believed that the teen is dead and arrested Seth Mazzaglia from Dover who was accused of second-degree murder of the missing student. Authorities have credible information that determined Marriott is dead, although the body is yet to be found. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:22 AM

Body of Missing Florida Student Identified

Human remains discovered last week in Levy County, Florida, have been identified as those of missing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Dental records were used to identify the body, Gainesville police said. Further tests will be conducted to determine his manner of death. Aguilar's remains were found on Friday, but police did not identify them until Monday. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 02:20 AM

October 15, 2012

Body Identified as Missing 10-Year-Old

A 10-year-old Colorado girl reported missing one week ago is dead, police said Friday, spurring a manhunt for the person who killed her. Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk told reporters that a body found earlier this week "has been positively identified" as that of Jessica Ridgeway. "Our focus has changed from a search for Jessica to a mission of justice for Jessica," Birk said. Jessica was last seen by her mother as she left for school October 5. Authorities then issued a statewide Amber Alert for the girl. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:09 AM

Concrete-Encased Body Identified

A body encased in concrete and buried in a Georgia backyard has been identified as that of a former Florida journalist who went missing in August. The positive identification of 30-year-old Sean Dugas was made using dental records and facial bone CT scans, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Dugas, a former crime reporter at the Pensacola News Journal, had been missing since August 27. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:09 AM

Search for Body of UNH Student on Hold

A New Hampshire prosecutor says the search for the body of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student has been suspended ahead of the arraignment for an actor and martial arts instructor who's been charged in her death. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said Sunday that a ground and water search on and around Portsmouth's Peirce Island is expected to resume Monday. She says waters around the island were dangerous on Sunday. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:09 AM

Three Women Arrested for Murder

New details have emerged in a brutal homicide case, investigators say 64-year-old Rudy Montoya was stabbed dozens of times and beaten with a baseball bat. Three women are now in jail facing murder charges. A caretaker for Montoya's father discovered the man dead inside his Chimayo home. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:08 AM

Utah Man Stabbed Grandma 111 Times

A Utah man accused of stabbing his grandmother 111 times told police he slit her heart and belly and removed several of her internal organs, prosecutors said in court documents. Police went to 84-year-old Joyce Dexter's Salt Lake City home on Oct. 3 after neighbors heard screams and called 911. Officers found Zachary Cole Weston standing over Dexter's body while holding a bloody knife, according to court. Read more...

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October 11, 2012

Body Found in Charles River Identified

A body found in the Charles River is that of an architecture graduate student from North Carolina missing for about a week, authorities said. A law enforcement source told the Boston Globe that the body of 23-year-old Jonathan Dailey was found bound with chains and weighted down with a cinder block in the river. The Suffolk District Attorney's office said the remains were identified from dental records as Dailey, a Charlotte native who had been studying at Boston Architectural College. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:35 AM

Twin Brothers Charged With Murder

Police charged twin brothers with murder in the death of a man whose body was found entombed in concrete in the backyard of a northeast Georgia home. Christopher and William Cormier, 31, were charged with murder Wednesday afternoon, according to Winder, Ga., police officer Chris Cooper. They'd previously been charged with concealing death. Authorities still haven't definitively identified the body, Cooper said. But police in Winder and in Pensacola, Fla., have said they believe the remains are those of 30-year-old Sean Dugas. Read more...

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October 10, 2012

Police Unearth Human Remains in Concrete

Georgia police have unearthed a body that was entombed in concrete, stuffed inside a plastic storage container, and buried in a back yard. They believe the remains could be those of a missing Florida man. Police in the northeastern city of Winder arrested 31-year-old twins Christopher and William Cormier a day after the body was found. They were charged with concealing a death. Read more...

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Pregnant Woman Charged in Deaths of 2 Sons

Police say a Southeast Texas woman who is pregnant with her fourth child has been charged in the deaths of her two infant sons. Kristi-An Walker remained jailed on murder and two other charges relating to the deaths that occurred separately. One was in April 2011 and the second was in June. Read more...

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October 09, 2012

Suspect Arrested in Falcon Lake Killing

For more than two years, details about the investigation into who killed David Hartley have been as murky as the waters where his body disappeared. His grieving widow told police that attackers shot him in the head on a lake the straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. She said she was forced to flee and leave his body behind. The trail seemed to go cold until Monday, when Mexican authorities said they had arrested a leader of the ruthless Zetas drug cartel and linked him to the Falcon Lake killing. Read more...

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October 08, 2012

Teen Describes Murders of Mom, Sister to 911

During a nearly 25-minute call to 911, a 17-year-old calmly describes shooting his mother and younger sister to death in their North Texas home. Jake Evans told the Parker County 911 operator early Thursday morning, "It's weird, I wasn't even really angry with them." Authorities say he shot his mother, 48-year-old Jami Evans, and his 15-year-old sister, Mallory, at the family's upscale home near Aledo, about 20 miles west of Fort Worth. Read more...

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Toddler's Remains Found Buried in Backyard

Police have discovered what they believe to be the remains of Justin Kowalczik, a missing 17-month-old boy in Farmingdale, Long Island. According to investigators, Kowalczik's remains were found buried in the backyard of the home Justin's mother Heather Kowalczik rented with her boyfriend and their two other children. The search for Justin was ignited after police say someone called Child Protective Services out of concern for the health and welfare of Justin's 6-year-old sibling. Read more...

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October 05, 2012

Recently Escaped Prisoner Kills Two

A convicted felon was arrested and charged with first-degree murder of two men in St. Petersburg, Fla., after disappearing from a work release program. Michael Scott Norris, 36, is also charged with escape, burglary and possession of a firearm. Detectives say he shot and killed Bruce Johnson, 51, and Arthur Regula, 36, inside a home where Johnson was staying. Read more...

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October 03, 2012

Mother Charged With Murder of 4-Year-Old Son

Police have charged a 46-year-old Westchester, N.Y., woman with murder after they found her 4-year-old son dead in the bedroom. Manuela Maria Morgado was arraigned in Village of Mamaroneck Court and was remanded to Westchester County without bail. She is due back in court on Oct. 4. It was not immediately clear whether she has an attorney. Read more...

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Teen Girl, 4 Others Charged in Homicide

Five people, including a 17-year-old girl, were charged today with first-degree murder in connection with last month's kidnapping and slaying of a Lakewood man. "The motive for this kidnapping and brutal murder is still murky," Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said in a news release. "Some of the defendants alleged that the victim was somehow involved in the disappearance of a three-year-old, and that he previously sexually assaulted defendant King, but there's no corroborative evidence to support these claims." Charged were: Jeffrey Powell II, 30; William Barry, 33; Aileenah Horton, 17; Angela King, 32; and Justin Mahaffey, 23. They have also been charged with robbery. Read more...

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October 02, 2012

4 Arrested in VFW Shooting in Florida

Four men were charged in a shooting at a Veterans of Foreign War post in Florida that killed two people and critically wounded another, authorities said. The gunfire happened after a fight in the VFW's parking lot as a motorcycle club gathered for a charity ride. Police have not said whether the men arrested or the shooting victims were VFW members or with the motorcycle club, known as the Warlocks. Read more...

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Student Held Without Bail in Murder of Coed

A New York college student has been charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of his 18-year-old girlfriend, who was found brutally assaulted in her dorm room, police said. Alexandra Kogut, of New Hartford, N.Y., was found dead in her room at The College at Brockport by university police. The cause of death was blunt force trauma. Kogut's boyfriend, Clayton Whittemore, 21, was later arrested at a rest stop roughly 100 miles away and confessed to killing Kogut, a freshman communications major whose relatives remembered her as a "bright, beautiful" young woman excited to begin her college life. Read more...

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October 01, 2012

Teacher Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A Florida high school teacher was arrested for allegedly plotting to kill a former colleague, My Fox Tampa Bay reports. James Pepe, 55, a social studies teacher at Bloomington High School, was arrested last week for what police say was a plot to harm Pepe's former colleague, teacher Robert Meredith. During a recorded conversation played during Pepe's bond hearing Saturday, prosecutors allege Pepe is heard on tape saying of Meredith, "I want him killed; all right." Read more...

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Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing Roommate

Authorities say a Houston-area woman accused of fatally stabbing her roommate and then asking a friend's boyfriend to help her dispose of the body has been charged with murder. Adele Margaret Karczewski remained jailed Sunday on $50,000 bail. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the 53-year-old Karczewski and her 62-year-old roommate Charles Graham had been arguing and she later used a kitchen knife to stab him in the neck on Wednesday. Read more...

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Teen Charged as Adult in Mall Shooting

A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in a shooting in a mall parking lot in Baltimore County. Police say 17-year-old Rickey Freeman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and use of a firearm during a violent crime. He's being held without bail. The shooting occurred Friday night in the parking lot of Security Square Mall. Police say a man was shot at least once and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released additional details about the victim or his condition. Read more...

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September 28, 2012

Five Dead After Workplace Shooting

A gunman killed four people inside a Minneapolis sign-making business before turning the weapon on himself, authorities said. The victims' bodies were found shortly after officers arrived at Accent Signage Systems Inc., located in a residential area in the city's north side, after receiving a 911 call, according to police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty. Read more...

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Son Arrested After Mom's Body Found

Police arrested the 16-year-old son of a woman who was found shot dead and stuffed inside a plastic trash bin in the Bronx. Darwin Jackson reportedly told police investigators he shot his mother, Tihesha Savage, 34, amid an argument. He was charged with second-degree murder and weapons possession. A superintendent of the building where the family lived made the discovery when he spotted a tan, rectangular bin near some bushes. Read more...

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September 25, 2012

Ex-Professor Gets Life for Shooting Rampage

A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university, killing three colleagues and wounding three others in 2010. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop. The former professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville showed no reaction as the verdict was read. She did not speak in court, but her attorney said she has often expressed great remorse for the victims and their families. Read more...

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September 24, 2012

Parents Charged in Canal Drowning Death

The parents of a three-year-old girl whose body was found in a canal just hours after recovered wandering the streets alone have been charged with felony child neglect. Police in Dansbury, Wisconsin say the parents of Reena Mae Williams turned themselves in two days after a warrant was placed for their arrest in the child's death. Jenna Danish, 33, and Thomas Jay Williams, 42, face a maximum of 25 years in prison after Reena's body was found approximately 25 yards from their home last month. Read more...

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September 18, 2012

19-Year-Old Charged With Shaking Baby to Death

A 19-year-old New Jersey man will appear in court after being charged with shaking his girlfriend's baby to death, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. Daquan Davis is charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say Davis was caring for the 6-month-old infant at School House Apartments on North Martin Luther King Boulevard in Atlantic City, N.J., while the child's mother was at work. Read more...

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September 17, 2012

Boy Accused of Killing 2-Year-Old Brother

A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street. The grandmother taking care of him had holed up with cocaine in a messy motel room, while his 14-year-old mother was nowhere to be found. His life had been punctuated with violence since he was conceived, an act that resulted in a sexual assault conviction against his father. Fernandez' life got worse from there: He was sexually assaulted by a cousin and beaten by his stepfather, who committed suicide before police investigating the beating arrived. Read more...

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September 15, 2012

Professor Arrested in Ex-Wife's Death

A Naval Postgraduate School professor and financial expert has been arrested in connection with the death of his ex-wife, whose body was found in California last week. Media reports said 69-year-old Lawrence Jones was arrested in Los Angeles after investigators searched his Monterey home and determined his ex-wife had been killed there. Her body was found near Gilroy. Read more...

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Officer Shot Responding to Hit-and-Run

A police officer was shot in the head and killed while pursuing a hit-and-run driver in a Philadelphia suburb, a day before his 35th birthday, officials said. Brad Fox, an Iraq war veteran, is the first police officer in Plymouth Township, Pa., to be killed in the line of duty. Authorities say Fox was shot in the head during the pursuit. "There are just no words that can begin to express the magnitude of this tragedy, " said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman at a Thursday night press conference. Read more...

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September 14, 2012

Convicted Killer Charged With 1993 Murder

Prosecutors say they're bringing first-degree charges against an imprisoned killer in the 1993 death of a 19-year-old college student. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton joined Genesee Township police Thursday to announce the charges against 42-year-old Mathew L. Adler. He's serving life in prison for a 1994 murder in Macomb County. Authorities say they found the naked body of Wanda Musk along a road in the Flint-area community on Nov. 14, 1993. They say the Mott Community College student was last seen alive with a man who had his arm around her at the 1-Stop Food Store where she worked. Read more...

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September 12, 2012

Mystery Surrounds UNC Student's Death

Investigators are questioning everyone who was in contact with a 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student who was found murdered in her off-campus apartment last week. Faith Hedgepeth was found by friends around 11 a.m. Friday. Police said her death was an "obvious homicide." Investigators also said they did not believe it was a random act. Read more...

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Ex-professor Pleads Guilty to Killing Colleagues

An ex-professor pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2010. Amy Bishop, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder involving two or more people and three counts of attempted murder. She had earlier pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty against the Harvard-educated Bishop and it was not immediately clear if they would drop the penalty as part of the plea deal, which is common in such cases. Read more...

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September 11, 2012

Ex-Convict Arrested in Death of Woman, 2 Children

A man released from prison six months ago was arrested in the killing of a woman he knew and her two young children. Officers found the bodies of 23-year-old Heather Jackson and her 3-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son at their home in Sandusky, a city in northern Ohio that sits along Lake Erie midway between Toledo and Cleveland. A family friend had told police they had not been heard from all day. Read more...

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Hannah Truelove Investigators Seek Suspect

Police are searching for a vehicle in the death of 16-year-old Georgia girl Hannah Truelove, whose body was found in the woods behind her apartment complex. The vehicle is a late 1990s to early 2000s four-door passenger car, possibly a Chevrolet or Dodge, that may have been in the area of the Lake Lanier Club Apartments on the evening of Aug. 23, when the Gainesville teen was reported missing, according to CBS affiliate WGCL. It is light silver in color, with substantial front end damage and a driver's door that is either white or a lighter shade of silver. Read more...

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September 10, 2012

Father, Uncle Charged in Fire That Killed 3 Boys

A southwestern Wisconsin father is being accused of starting the fire that killed three of his four young children, law enforcement authorities announced. The boys' uncle also faces arson charges. Three of Armin Wand III's four children - sons aged 3, 5 and 7 - died when their Argyle home burned down. His wife, Sharon, 27, and their 2-year-old daughter escaped, although Sharon Wand remains in critical condition at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Sharon is 16 weeks pregnant, according to her family. Read more...
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Mother Charged in Death of Baby

A Chicago woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after leaving her 2-1/2-month-old daughter alone in the bathtub, where she drowned, police said. Dorota Duda, 30, called 911 from her home in the Belmont Cragin area, police said. The child, Julia Duda, was pronounced dead at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Police have said the mother left the baby alone while she made coffee. Read more...

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September 08, 2012

Man Pleads Guilty in Friend's Grisly Death

A Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend's heart and removing his tongue while the two were on hallucinogenic mushrooms has pleaded guilty to murder and mayhem charges. Jarrod Wyatt of Crescent City agreed to a plea deal in which he will serve 50 years to life in prison, Del Norte County prosecutors said. His official sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 4. Wyatt pleaded guilty to first-degree murder involving mayhem in the March 21, 2010, death of his sparring partner, 21-year-old Taylor Powell, prosecutors said. Read more...

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September 07, 2012

2 Charged With Burning Woman Alive

A Muskingum County Common Pleas Court grand jury has indicted two women on murder charges in connection with the death of fellow Canton resident Celeste Fronsman, who was left to die late last month along a remote stretch of roadway near Adamsville. Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox reported Katrina Culberson, 20, and Monica Washington, 24, were each indicted on aggravated murder charges with death specifications. The pair was also indicted on kidnapping and aggravated arson charges. Read more...

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Mother of Missing Arizona Girl Re-Arrested

The mother of an Arizona girl missing for nearly a year was re-arrested in the case on suspicion of first-degree murder and child abuse. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale announced at a news conference that Jerice Hunter was taken into custody without incident at her home in Mesa. Hunter, 38, was indicted earlier in the day by a Maricopa County grand jury, even though the body of 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley hasn't been found. Read more...

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September 06, 2012

Baby Killer 'Severly Mentally Ill'

The attorney for a mother accused of discarding her infant son in a Fort Lauderdale hotel trash bin said her client is "severely mentally ill" and suggested she spend time in a residential treatment facility rather than Broward County Jail. Public defender Melisa McNeill represented 33-year-old Alexandria Sladon-Marler Tuesday, who faces charges including aggravated manslaughter and child neglect. In bond court, McNeill argued that family members tried to get help for Sladon-Marler during the woman's pregnancy. Read more...

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September 04, 2012

Man Charged With Slitting Kids' Throats

A New Jersey man who smoked a combination of pot and PCP has been arrested and charged with slitting the throats of a 6-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister who is in critical condition, according to authorities. The wounded girl was able to give police a tip that led them to her alleged attacker. It is the second time in recent weeks that the hallucinatory drug combo, known as "wet," has been implicated in the grisly murder of a child in the crime ridden city of Camden, N.J. Read more...

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'Coffee Mug' Murder Suspect Bails Out

Three days after announcing a fundraiser to raise her bail money, a professional tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug walked out of jail after posting bail. Lois Goodman's family and friends raised the $40,000 needed to bail her out of jail. Goodman, 70, faces a murder charge in the death of her husband, Alan Goodman, whose bloodied body was found in their Woodland Hills home in April. Read more...

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Boyfriend to Be Charged With Murder

The 25-year-old boyfriend of a woman founded stabbed to death in Laguna Hills will be returned to California and charged with murder. Derek Pinski of Laguna Hills was arrested Sunday in Mesa, Ariz., and is being held on suspicion of killing Alexandra Tang, whose body was found Saturday, authorities said. Paramedics were called to the Laguna Hills home where they found a homeowner trying to resuscitate the 24-year-old woman, a Santa Barbara resident. The efforts failed, however, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

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September 01, 2012

Gunman Kills Two at New Jersey Supermarket

A 23-year-old gunman killed two co-workers early Friday at a Pathmark supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and then shot himself to death, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan said. The shooter wielded an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun, and was carrying multiple ammunition magazines, he added. "I believe everyone in the store was a target," said Kaplan, who noted that the gunman fired 16 rounds during his attack. Read more...

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August 31, 2012

Girl, 10, Charged in Maine Infant Death

A 10-year-old girl was charged with manslaughter in the death of an infant -- an extremely unusual charge for such a young defendant. The girl, who is not being identified, is the youngest person to be charged with manslaughter in the far northern state of Maine in at least 25 years. Authorities said the infant, Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, of central Maine, had been under a baby sitter's care but did not say whether the suspect was the sitter. Read more...

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Man Charged in Deaths of Wife, Daughter

Prosecutors who charged a 40-year-old Spanaway, Wash., house painter with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and 11-year-old daughter say the man told officers he killed his wife to keep her from learning he had lied about their dire financial situation. In charging papers, prosecutors say Dean Holmes also said he killed his daughter so she wouldn't have to face her mother's death and her father's imprisonment. Read more...

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August 30, 2012

Driver Finds Scorched, Naked Woman

A naked, severely burned woman with a strap around her neck arose from a rural eastern Ohio road, crying in agony, and threw herself toward a passing vehicle in a scene that was "something out of a horror show," the motorist said. The man said the 29-year-old woman was pleading for help and comfort, and was burned from head to toe, with all her hair gone, when he spotted her Sunday morning in a heavily wooded, lightly traveled area northeast of Zanesville. Read more...

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August 29, 2012

Trooper, Suspect Dead in Shootings

A West Virginia state trooper was killed and three others injured in back-to-back shootings that also left the suspect dead. Two troopers noticed the suspect was driving erratically and pulled over his vehicle about 8 p.m. at the Wallback park-and-ride off Interstate 79 in Clay County, 37 miles east of Charleston, said West Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous. Read more...

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School Shooter Brought 21 Rounds of Ammunition

A 15-year-old sophomore at a suburban Baltimore high school who made references to murder-suicide on Facebook has been charged as an adult in the shooting of a classmate on the first day of school, authorities said. Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. was being held without bail on charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, Baltimore County police said. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 7. Read more...

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FAMU Band Hazing 'President' Charged With Felony

Dante Martin, identified as the so-called "president" of the band bus on which FAMU drum major Robert Champion was fatally beaten last fall, faces a charge of felony hazing in Champion's death, new court documents show. Martin, 25, of Tampa, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with a separate hazing aboard Bus C, a charter bus that transported members of the Marching 100's percussion section to band performances. Read more...

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August 28, 2012

Megan Boken Suspects Investigated

St. Louis authorities have filed murder charges against two men in connection with the shooting death of a university volleyball star during an attempted robbery. Johnathan Perkins and Keith Esters are facing murder charges in the death of former St. Louis University student Megan Boken. They are being investigated in a possible link to a previous robbery and kidnapping. Read more...

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Body of New York Girl, 5, Found in Alley

Authorities say a 5-year-old western New York girl was killed by a trusted family friend at her great-grandmother's house then put in trash bag and stuffed in an alley garbage can. Niagara Falls police say two people in custody will be charged with killing Isabella Sarah Tennant. They did not identify the two suspects, including a 16-year-old friend of Isabella's family. Read more...

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August 27, 2012

Two Teens Charged in Megan Boken Case

Two 18-year-old Missouri men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of volleyball player Megan Boken. The suspects have been identified as Keith Esters and Johnathan Perkins, and police said the motive was attempted robbery. Boken, 23, was a former volleyball star at St. Louis University who was in town to play a match that pitted alumni against student athletes. She was shot to death while sitting in her Volkswagen on Saturday afternoon, hours before the game, police said. Read more...

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August 23, 2012

Two Charged in Killings of Louisiana Officers

Louisiana State Police brought first-degree murder charges on Wednesday against two men held in connection with a pair of shootings including an ambush near New Orleans that killed two police officers, police said. The men, 24-year-old Brian Lyn Smith and 28-year-old Kyle David Joekel, were among seven people charged last Friday with lesser charges over the shootings of sheriff's deputies in LaPlace, Louisiana, earlier this month. Read more...

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August 22, 2012

Man Gets Life in Dismemberment Case

A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing, suffocating and dismembering his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve at least 42 years before being eligible for parole. Matthew Puccio, who was sentenced Monday in Champaign County Common Pleas Court, pleaded guilty last month to aggravated murder in the death of Jessica Rae Sacco along with other charges including felonious assault, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. The remains of Sacco, 21, were found in the bathtub of their apartment in Urbana, in western Ohio, in late March. Read more...

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August 21, 2012

Suspect Sought in Volleyball Star's Death

St. Louis police are searching for a lone gunman who fatally shot a former star college volleyball player hours before she was planning to play in an alumni game. Investigators believe 23-year-old Megan Boken was shot to death in her vehicle during an armed robbery attempt. The suspect is described as a 5-foot, 10-inch black male in his 20s, police said. Read more...

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August 20, 2012

John Lennon's Killer Seeks Freedom Again

Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's convicted killer, is up for parole for the seventh time and may be questioned as early as Tuesday, authorities said. His latest quest for freedom comes ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the death of the former Beatle, a British singer-songwriter who was gunned down outside his Manhattan apartment on December 8, 1980. Chapman is scheduled to be interviewed by two or three members of the parole board, according to Carole Claren-Weaver, a spokeswoman for the New York Department of Corrections. Read more...

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4 Shot in WalMart Parking Lot

Authorities say a 24-year-old man has been arrested after a shooting in a Texas mall parking lot left one person dead and two injured. Police in Odessa say Braushlyon Richardson turned himself in at their West Texas department. They say Richardson is charged with murder in an arrest warrant. He was booked into an Ector County jail, and an official there said an attorney had not yet been listed for him. Read more...

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August 17, 2012

Two Louisiana Deputies Killed in Ambush Shootings

Two deputies in Louisiana were killed and two more were injured in a pair of ambush shootings. The first shooting occurred around 5 a.m. in the parking lot of a Valero refinery in St. John the Baptist Parish, 35 miles west of New Orleans near the Mississippi River. A deputy was injured while working an off-duty traffic detail when someone opened fire on his vehicle. Read more...

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August 16, 2012

Teen Stabs Girlfriend's Abusive Dad

A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his girlfriend's father to death in a Las Vegas home claims the girl asked him several times to kill her dad because he was abusive. Jose Martinez is charged with murder, conspiracy and burglary in the death of 45-year-old Jaime Meza Guzman, who was found dead Monday inside a residence on San Marcos Street. An unnamed 17-year-old also was arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy. Read more...

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Man Held in Murder of 5-Year-Old Niece

An Ohio uncle confessed to murdering his 5-year-old niece Tuesday by hitting her in the head, Fox19.com reported, citing court papers. Authorities found the antique cutting tool allegedly used in the girl's death at the home east of Cincinnati where Jada Beth Williams' body was located, Highland County Sheriff Ron Ward said. Preliminary autopsy results found that the girl died of blunt injury to the head, face and neck. Authorities earlier described the tool as a sickle or scythe. Read more...

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August 14, 2012

Three Bodies Found in Burned Car in Maine

Police in Maine are investigating the deaths of three people who were found in a burned out car morning. Sgt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department told the station the deaths are suspicious and that police need to talk to witnesses. Around 3:30 a.m., a local radio announcer called 911 after discovering the car fire while on her way to work. Read more...

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Three Killed Near Texas A&M

One police officer, one civilian, and the suspected gunman have all died after a shooting near the campus of Texas A&M University. Three other people were also injured in the incident. According to CBS affiliate KHOU, Assistant Chief Scott McCollum says the officer killed was 41-year-old Brian Bachmann, a constable with Brazos County. Investigators say he was the first to arrive on the scene where the suspect fired shots from his house, but a motive is still being determined. Read more...

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August 13, 2012

Man Stabs Mother 41 Times

An emotionally disturbed Brooklyn man who had feuded with his mother over money for years was arrested after stabbing her 41 times, killing her, police sources said. Richard Cohen, 31, who has a history of mental illness, knifed his 64-year-old mom, Anne Cohen, repeatedly in the torso and neck. "There was a record of domestic incidents, domestic violence in that household between the son and the mother," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Read more...

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Husband of Missing Kentucky Woman Charged

Police say the husband of a missing woman has been charged with murder. Authorities found the body of a woman in the Aflex community. They say it's the same area where Sherry Dillon was seen more than a month ago. Jail records show Bruce Dillon is currently in the Pike County Jail charged with murder. Read more...

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Charges Filed in Missing Indiana Woman Case

Days after withdrawing a plea deal for a Kokomo man charged with killing his girlfriend, prosecutors facing pressure from the woman's family have upgraded the voluntary manslaughter charge the man had faced to a murder charge. Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann said pressure from Kelly Armstrong's family led him to charge Travis Funke with murder. Court documents say Funke, who's in his mid-30s, told police he killed 27-year-old Armstrong in July 2011 after they argued over drugs, then put her body in a trash bin. Read more...

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August 11, 2012

Unhappy Patron Kills Three at Strip Club

Three people were shot and killed and another injured by a dissatisfied patron of a strip club in Alabama, police say. Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes said the shooting happened at Teasers, a topless nightclub outside of Dothan, Ala. Police arrested the alleged shooter, Ryan Clark Petersen, 22, and charged him with three counts of capital murder and one count of attempted murder. Read more...

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August 10, 2012

Body Identified as Michaela Shunick

Human remains found near a Louisiana cemetery have been identified as a 21-year-old college student who was last seen May 19. The body of Michaela 'Mickey' Shunick was positively identified by the Louisiana State University FACES Laboratory a day after it was found near state Hwy. 10. A 33-year-old registered sex offender, Brandon Scott Lavergne, was arrested in July in connection with Shunick's disappearance. Read more...

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86-Year-Old Mob Hitman Paroled

An 86-year-old mob hitman is on the streets after serving nearly 50 years behind bars for a 1961 rubout ordered by Mafia legend Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, according to the New York Daily News. Harold "Kayo" Konigsberg, who used a cord from venetian blinds to strangle Anthony "Three Fingers" Castellito in his upstate New York home, was quietly sprung from a New York prison in a surprise parole from a life sentence, allowing him to spend his final days at a gated community in Florida, according to the paper. Read more...

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August 09, 2012

Girl, 7, Dies After Being Thrown From Car

A 7-year-old girl Spartanburg County girl has died after being thrown from a sport utility vehicle following a high-speed chase on Interstate 85. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says Queniya Tykia Shelton died at a local hospital. Sheriff Chuck Wright says deputies pursued the vehicle Queniya was riding in Monday morning after noticing erratic driving. The chase topped 100 mph before the 2012 Dodge Journey struck a guardrail and overturned in the median, ejecting the girl. Read more...

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Hospital Shooter 'Acted Out of Love'

An Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his wife of 45 years in a hospital intensive care unit acted out of love, his attorney and a longtime co-worker said. According to police, John Wise was armed with a gun when he went to the neuroscience ICU at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, and shot Barbara Wise, 65, in the head. A doctor who was also in the room at the time wasn't injured. Wise's attorney, Paul Adamson, says Wise acted out of mercy. Read more...

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August 08, 2012

Husband Charged in Hospital Shooting of Wife

An Ohio man accused of shooting his wife in the head in a hospital intensive care unit appeared confused about the attempted murder charge against him and asked the judge, "Is she not dead?" John Wise, 66, of Massillon, made his first appearance in Akron Municipal Court on Tuesday. He appeared before the judge via video from jail on an aggravated attempted murder charge. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:05 AM

Susan Powell Case Was Murder From the Start

Heavily redacted court documents show authorities investigating the 2009 disappearance of a Utah mother almost immediately began classifying the case as a murder and kidnapping probe as they focused largely on the woman's husband. Some 800 pages of court documents released Tuesday provide scant new details in the case of Susan Powell's disappearance or the ensuing investigation of her husband, Josh Powell. Earlier this year, Josh Powell killed himself and the couple's two young sons at a home in Washington state. Read more...

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August 06, 2012

Shooting at Sikh Temple Leaves 7 Dead

Seven people, including a gunman, were killed in a shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee in what police say is being treated as an act of domestic terrorism. Authorities including the FBI, the ATF, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department and Cudahy police are now searching a house in Cudahy, Wis., believed to be linked to the suspect. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:26 AM

James Holmes' Psychiatrist Was Alarmed

The psychiatrist treating James Holmes was alarmed enough by the 24-year-old former student to notify the University of Colorado threat assessment committee. The alert came more than a month before the Colorado shootings that left 12 dead. However, because Holmes suddenly dropped out of school, the committee never acted nor did it alert authorities of their concerns. At about the time that Dr. Lynne Fenton warned her colleagues of Holmes, Holmes was busily accumulating guns he would allegedly use in the movie theater massacre. Read more...

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July 31, 2012

Aurora Shooter Faces 24 Murder Charges

The man who was arrested for shooting to death 12 people and wounding 58 others in a Colorado movie theater is now facing 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. For each person who died, James Holmes faces one count of premeditated murder and one count of murder with extreme indifference to the value of human life. Read more...

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July 27, 2012

Colorado Judge Bans Release of Suspect's Records

Tightening the secrecy over the year Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes spent studying neuroscience, a judge has barred the University of Colorado Denver from releasing any records about the former graduate student's time there. What happened to the 24-year-old during his time in the program at the school's Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the many mysteries stemming from last Friday's mass shooting at a theater in which he's accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Read more...

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July 26, 2012

Killer Fled Massachusetts to Evade Police

A convicted killer possibly linked to the murder of 16-year-old Molly Bish abruptly moved from Massachusetts to Florida to run away from investigators, according to a longtime friend of the man. Rodney Stanger, 64, who was living in Southbridge, Mass., at the time, relocated to Summerfield, Fla., a few months after Bish was abducted from her lifeguard post in June 2000. Bish's remains were found in 2003. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:24 AM

Holmes Sent Chilling Notebook to Psychiatrist

James Holmes, the accused gunman in last Friday's midnight movie massacre in Colorado, mailed a notebook "full of details about how he was going to kill people" to a University of Colorado psychiatrist before the attack, but the parcel sat unopened in a mailroom for as long as a week before its discovery. Police and FBI agents were called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus in Aurora after the psychiatrist, who is also a professor at the school, reported receiving a package believed to be from the suspect. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:24 AM

July 25, 2012

Two Charged in Murder of Dismembered Teen

Two men were charged Monday in the death of an Oklahoma woman whose dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind a grocery store last year. Jimmy Massey and Luis Ruiz were being held without bond at the Oklahoma County jail. The Oklahoma County District Attorney's office charged them with first-degree murder in the October killing of 19-year-old Carina Saunders. Her body was discovered in a duffel bag spotted by animal welfare workers as they rounded up feral cats in Bethany, an Oklahoma City suburb. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:51 AM

Man Must Stand Trial in Three Daughters' Deaths

A North Dakota construction worker must stand trial in the deaths of his three young daughters, a Wisconsin judge ruled after hearing how the girl's terrified mother called police and an investigator found the children tucked in bed with their faces covered in dried blood. St. Croix County Circuit Judge Scott Needham said prosecutors presented enough evidence during a preliminary hearing to persuade him Aaron Schaffhausen probably killed all three girls. Faced with three bodies and an alleged confession, Schaffhausen's attorney didn't call a single witness. Read more...

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July 24, 2012

Colorado Shooting Victims Named

An aspiring sportscaster. A 6-year-old girl. A man celebrating his 27th birthday. College students who moved to Colorado to blaze paths for their futures. The names and lives of the victims killed in a horrific mass shooting at a Denver-area movie theater emerged as families and friends learned the fates of their loved ones. The Arapahoe County coroner released the identities of the dozen victims who were killed in the attack at a midnight premiere of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" early Friday in Aurora, Colo. Read more...

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July 20, 2012

Bar Shooting Suspect on Suicide Watch

The suspect in a shooting rampage at an Alabama bar had been fired from his job after a fistfight with a co-worker in the spring, police said, elaborating on one of many problems that vexed the man in recent months. Nathan Van Wilkins told police in April he was angry about his firing, and he was pressing assault charges against the co-worker, said Brookwood Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Sellers. The other man had also been fired but not arrested. Read more...

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July 19, 2012

Suspect in Mich. Sisters' Slayings Found Dead

An ex-convict and Iraq war veteran being sought nationwide in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her pregnant sister in Michigan has been found dead in West Virginia, police said. The U.S. Marshals Service, following up on a lead, discovered the body of Thomas Fritz in a remote cabin in Tyler County, W.Va.,Michigan State Police Lt. Sean Furlong said. Fritz served nearly a year in Iraq and later was jailed in Ohio for sexual battery. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:29 AM

July 18, 2012

Alabama Gunman Charged in Second Shooting

A gunman stood outside of a crowded downtown bar and opened fire from two different positions, sending patrons running or crawling for cover in a chaotic and bloody scene. At least 17 people were hurt as bullets ricocheted and glass shards and brick chunks fell around the nightclub. Nathan Van Wilkins, 44, surrendered about 10 hours after the 12:30 a.m. shooting near the University of Alabama campus, police said. The rampage started a couple of miles away about 45 minutes earlier, police said, when Wilkins knocked on the door to a home and waited for a person to answer it. He then started firing, wounding the person. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:24 AM

Man Sought After Ohio Woman's Body Found

Authorities investigating the death of an Ohio woman whose body was found on North Carolina's Outer Banks have issued an arrest warrant accusing her on-and-off boyfriend of murder. Police confirmed a body discovered in a vacant lot was 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland. She went missing early this month during a vacation with her children and Nate Summerfield. Read more...

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July 17, 2012

Man Charged With Killing 2 Missouri Sisters

A man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he killed two sisters at a northwest Missouri home was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Clifford B. Miller, 31, of Trimble, was charged in the slayings of Britny Haarup, 19, and her sister, Ashley Key, 22, whose bodies were found Sunday in a field near a tree line. Read more...

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July 16, 2012

2 Bodies Found in Search for Missing Sisters

The bodies of two white adult women were found in a Missouri field by authorities investigating the disappearance of two sisters. Officials say they found the bodies in Platte County after interrogating an unidentified "suspect" in the disappearance of Edgerton sisters Britny Haarup and Ashley Key. Police say they do not yet have information as to the identities of the bodies found, or how they may have died. Platte County Sheriff's Capt. Erik Holland said authorities "were led" to the area where the bodies were found by talking to the suspect in the case, whom he did not identify. Read more...

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July 12, 2012

Fugitive Shoots Self in Survivalist Bunker

Before he killed his wife and teen daughter and retreated to a remote bunker in Washington's Cascade Mountains, Peter Keller recorded a video explaining his mindset: He was bored. "It's getting to the point where just trying to live and pay bills and live as a civilian and go to work, that just freaks me out," the 41-year-old survivalist said in a video clip released Thursday by the King County Sheriff's Office. "It's actually more comfortable for me to think about living out here, robbing banks and pharmacies, just taking what I want for as long as I can. At least it'll be exciting." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 11:43 PM

Father Gets 20-30 Years for Beating Daughter to Death

A psychologist has been sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison for the baseball bat beating death of his sleeping 20-year-old daughter at their Michigan home. Robert Kelly of Oxford was sentenced in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac. He pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in exchange for the dropping of a first-degree murder charge. The Oakland Press says the 53-year-old Kelly wept upon entering the courtroom. He sobbed while apologizing but offered no explanation for the attack. Read more...

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July 11, 2012

Neighbor Arrested in 6-Year-Old's Death

A man has been arrested in the death a 6-year-old Utah girl after authorities say he sneaked into her home through a sliding glass door in the middle of the night, then raped and killed the child. Terry Lee Black, 41, has been charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and rape of a child, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said. Police in West Jordan, about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City, say Sierra Newbold's body was found June 26 in a canal near her home. Read more...

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July 10, 2012

Suspect in Triple Murder Arrested in NC

Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a second suspect in the 2008 killings of a father and his two sons in San Francisco. San Francisco officials say 31-year-old Wilfredo Reyes was arrested in Salisbury, N.C., after trying to escape through a window. Reyes was booked into Rowan County Jail on an outstanding murder warrant involving the shooting deaths of 48-year-old Tony Bologna and his two sons, 20-year-old Michael and 16-year-old Matthew. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

3 Dead After Gunfire at Soccer Tournament

Armed men suspected of triggering an exchange of gunfire at a weekend soccer tournament in Delaware that left three people dead and two wounded apparently targeted the tournament organizer, but authorities on Monday remained mum about the motive. The dead included the tournament organizer, a 16-year-old boy participating in the tournament and one of three suspects alleged to have initiated the deadly violence Sunday afternoon at a park near downtown Wilmington. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

July 07, 2012

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Son

Memphis police have filed murder charges against the father of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found in a large trash bin. Police said in a news release that charges against 28-year-old Maurice Brown Sr. were upgraded to first-degree murder. He had reported the boy missing Sunday night, saying he woke up from a nap and the boy was gone. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:57 AM

Boy, 12, Charged With Beating Death of 2-Year-Old

Prince George's County police say a 12-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of Aniya Batchelor, a 2-year-old foster child living with his family. Police were called to a Ft. Washington home after Aniya's foster father called 911 to report that he discovered the girl unresponsive. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:57 AM

July 06, 2012

Ex-Oakland Raider Charged With 3 Killings

A former Oakland Raiders defensive end and first-round draft pick, who was awaiting retrial for a 2008 murder, has been charged in three additional cold case murders. Anthony Wayne Smith, who played with the team from 1991 to 1998, has been accused in a criminal complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court of killing brothers Kevin and Ricky Nettles in November 1999, and killing Dennis Henderson in June 2001, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:23 AM

July 04, 2012

Lifer Won't Be Charged in Inmate Killing

A Michigan prosecutor has decided not to charge an inmate in the killing of another inmate because he's already serving a life sentence. Andre Marcel Adams, 39, is suspected of strangling Carlos Love at the Alger Correction Facility on May 31 but won't face charges at this time, Alger County Prosecutor Karen Bahrman announced in a written statement. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:59 AM

Inmate Dead After Attack by Prison Cellmate

California prison officials say an inmate serving time in Corcoran State Prison for murder is dead after he was attacked by his cellmate. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says inmate Shawn Keith Wilson was pronounced dead at a hospital outside the prison. Officials say the 35-year-old Wilson was attacked in his cell on Saturday by his cellmate, 27-year-old Chad Michael Carl. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:58 AM

July 02, 2012

Man Charged in 7-Year-Old Girl's Death

A 26-year-old suspected gang member has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl who was gunned down while selling snow cones near her house last week. Police say Jerrell Dorsey of Chicago was taken into custody and charged. Heaven Sutton was with her mother Wednesday night when police say someone walked up to another group of people and opened fire down the street. The girl was struck by a stray bullet as she ran away. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

June 29, 2012

4-Year-Old Found Buried at Home

The body of a 4-year-old boy missing for a week was found buried at his home, a family spokesman said. Carnel Chamberlain's body was found under a wood porch or deck at the home on the reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, 70 miles north of Lansing, Kevin Chamberlain said. Chamberlain, the tribe's former chief, said he had no details about what led investigators back to the house after many days of searching woods, ponds and the tribe's wastewater treatment areas. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:16 AM

Man Gets 18-27 Years for Killing Girlfriend's Baby

A 22-year-old Grand Ledge man has been sentenced to 18 to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of his ex-girlfriend's 3-month-old daughter. Joshua Piercefield received the sentence in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge last month after prosecutors dropped an open murder charge in the May 2011 death. Read more...

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June 28, 2012

Utah Girl, 6, Found Dead in Canal

A 6-year-old girl found dead in a canal near her home was sexually assaulted, and authorities are now searching for a suspect, police said. Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan said the girl was reported missing by her mother early Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, police ruled Sierra Newbold's death a homicide and said an autopsy determined she had been sexually assaulted. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:08 AM

Man Charged With Hiring Hitman to Kill Hitman

Police say a Detroit-area man was caught on tape trying to hire someone to kill the hitman who killed his wife, according to media reports. Authorities arrested Bob Bashara of Grosse Pointe Park and charged him with solicitation of murder, prosecutors said in a news conference. He was arrested at a property he owned that police said had a sex dungeon in the basement. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:07 AM

Woman Indicted in Slaying, Baby Abduction

A Houston woman accused of killing a mother and snatching her newborn son has been indicted on a capital murder charge. Verna McClain is being held without bond Wednesday in the Montgomery County Jail. Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty against the 31-year-old licensed vocational nurse. McClain has been in custody since she was arrested hours after the April 17 slaying. Read more...

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June 26, 2012

Two Boys Shot While Waiting in Line for Lunch

Three people, including two young boys, were shot in the District of Columbia while they were waiting in line at a summer lunch program. Metro Police told the newspaper that the boys, ages 7 and 8, were among 30 children lined up for the lunch program when a gunman began shooting at another male outside a nearby apartment building around 12:30 p.m. The gunman and his intended target fled the scene. Read more...
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Posted by Webmaster at 10:04 AM

Teen Lesbian Couple Found Shot in Texas Park

Two teenage girls in a relationship were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a south Texas park, with one of them dying from her injuries. Police were searching for the gunman. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a park in Portland by a couple early Saturday. Olgin, of Flour Bluff, died; Chapa, of Sinton, was rushed to a hospital where she had surgery and was in serious but stable condition. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 10:03 AM

June 23, 2012

Doctor Loses License Over Abortion Referrals

A Kansas doctor remained unapologetic Friday after state regulators revoked her medical license over allegations that she performed inadequate mental health exams on young patients she then referred to Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions. Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus and other abortion-rights supporters described the action against her by the State Board of Healing Arts as part of ongoing efforts to limit access to abortion that also shadowed Tiller before his murder in 2009 by a man professing strong anti-abortion views. Neuhaus immediately said she would ask the state's courts to overturn the board's decision. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:12 AM

Man Killed Wife, Daughter After Paternity Test

A Southern California man strangled his wife and bludgeoned his 6-year-old daughter to death after a paternity test showed the girl was not his biological child, prosecutors said. Deputy District Attorney John Aki told a Riverside courtroom that Michael Barbar, 54, of Perris received the test results eight days before strangling his wife and smashing the girl's head into a bedpost repeatedly until her skull was crushed in 2009. Read more...

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June 21, 2012

Gunman Shoots 2 Deputies, Kills Self

As police closed in on a suspect in the shooting of two Spokane County sheriff's deputies, the suspect fired repeatedly at pursuing cars, then shot and killed himself in the Deer Park area. The deputies, described as seasoned law enforcement veterans, are in stable condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where one has had surgery for his wounds. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:27 AM

3 Dead, Houston Rapper Injured in Shooting

A mother-of-three and a popular local rapper were among the victims of a shootout outside a Houston nightclub that left three dead and two hospitalized. Hundreds ran for cover when bullets started flying following a rap concert outside Club Blue in southwest Houston. Houston Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive. Read more...

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June 20, 2012

Toddler Found Inside Car With 2 Dead Bodies

Police are investigating after a 3-year-old was found in a car with the bodies of two gunshot victims in southwest Florida. The child was not harmed. Fort Myers Police found a man and woman inside a car around 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Gulfstream Isles apartment complex. They were pronounced dead at the scene and apparently died from multiple gunshot wounds. Several shell casings were left at the scene. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:19 AM

Cannibalism Suspect Ordered to Mental Hospital

A Maryland judge has ordered a cannibalism suspect transferred to the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital for a competency evaluation, prosecutors said. Alexander Kinyua, 21, of Joppatowne was also indicted on one count each of first-degree murder and carrying a weapon with intent to injure in the death of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodied. Kinyua, a U.S. citizen originally from Kenya, told investigators last month that he killed the 37-year-old Ghanaian man and ate his heart and part of his brain, according to the sheriff's office. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:19 AM

June 19, 2012

Man Gets Life for Dismembering 9-Year-Old

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to life in prison for bludgeoning to death and dismembering a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting just days before Christmas. Michael Plumadore last month pleaded guilty to murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the Dec. 22 death of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon. Prosecutors initially called for the death penalty but agreed to life in prison without the possibility of parole in exchange for the guilty plea. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:21 AM

More Chicago Mayhem: 35 Hurt, 7 Killed

President Barack Obama's visit to Chicago didn't stop another violent weekend. At least seven people were killed and 35 were injured since Friday night. The youngest victim was a 16-year-old girl who died after she was shot three times in the chest Saturday evening in the Englewood neighborhood. Ten people were shot overnight Friday, and in one hour Sunday morning, three people were killed. The latest shooting happened just after midnight Monday when a 19-year-old was shot to death on the city's North Side. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:20 AM

June 16, 2012

Parents Killed Their Daughter's Pimp

Authorities say a San Francisco couple dispensed their own brand of justice by gunning down their 17-year-old daughter's pimp. Prosecutors say Barry Laprell Gilton, 38, and Lupe Mercado, 37, had attempted once before to kill 22-year-old Calvin Sneed in May but were unsuccessful. In a second attempt, Sneed was sitting in his car on June 4 when Gilton fired a .40-caliber weapon from another vehicle, killing him. Read more...

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June 15, 2012

Bruce Davis' Parole Hearing Postponed

A parole hearing for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis was postponed at the last minute Wednesday after the inmate reported he was feeling ill. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira said Davis showed up for the hearing in San Luis Obispo but said he didn't feel well. He was taken to a prison medical clinic in the California Men's Colony and was examined and sent back, but still complained of illness and parole commissioners said it was necessary to postpone. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:42 AM

June 14, 2012

Teen's Remains Identified After 32 Years

Forensic science has identified the remains of a Maryland teenage girl who was reported missing by family members on April 3, 1980. Cynthia Gastelle was 18 years old when she vanished while going to job interviews in Takoma Park, Maryland. Her remains were found in Virginia two years later, but not identified until this week as a result of advancements in forensic science. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:36 AM

Former 'Goodfellas' Gangster Henry Hill Dies

Henry Hill spent much of his life as a "goodfella," believing his last moment would come with a bullet to the back of his head. In the end he died at a hospital after a long illness, going out like all the average nobodies he once pitied. Hill, who went from small-time gangster to big-time celebrity when his life as a mobster-turned-FBI informant became the basis for the Martin Scorsese film "Goodfellas," died at age 69, longtime girlfriend Lisa Caserta said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:36 AM

June 12, 2012

'Tex' Watson Says No Clues on Tapes

A former Charles Manson Family member has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to revise an earlier ruling that would allow Los Angeles Police Department detectives to take possession of audio tapes of conversations with his attorney 40 years ago. Charles 'Tex' Watson asked that the investigators be allowed to listen to the tapes, but not be given the cassette recordings. Watson said there is no evidence of any unsolved murders on the tapes as the detectives said in their motion to get the tapes. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:08 AM

June 11, 2012

Police Seek Gunman in Auburn Shootings

Two former Auburn University football players are among the three killed when shots were fired at a party near the school. Three more were wounded. The gunman opened fire during a fight at a party held at an off-campus apartment complex near Auburn University on Saturday night. Three were killed in the shooting including the former AU student athletes Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips. Three more were injured in the gunfire, one of whom is a current football player for the university. Authorities are hunting for the suspect, Desmonte Leonard. He is being charged with capital murder and considered armed and extremely dangerous. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:14 AM

Man Arrested for Killing Twins, Sitter

A man charged with killing 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old baby sitter has been arrested in Alabama. Prosecutor Michael Jackson says 22-year-old Deandra Marquis Lee was arrested Saturday morning in Selma. Authorities found him at an apartment complex after someone called in a tip to a hotline set up by state officials. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:14 AM

Burned Bodies Were Missing Ariz. Family

Authorities have confirmed the identities of three burned bodies found inside an SUV in the desert south of Phoenix in a murder-suicide. Tempe police said that dental records showed they were 16-year-old Malissa Butwin, 14-year-old Daniel Butwin and 7-year-old Matthew Butwin. Authorities say the records were needed because the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:12 AM

June 08, 2012

Man Pleads Guilty to 1981 Double Murder

One month after he stunned police by stepping forward to confess to the brutal 1981 killing of an elderly couple in Iowa, a California man pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Jack W. Pursel, 66, entered the guilty pleas during a hearing at the Black Hawk County courthouse in Waterloo. Quoting Bible verses, Pursel said he was taking responsibility for the torture and execution-style shooting deaths of Robert Huntbach and his wife, Goldie, because he had become a born-again Christian and was seeking forgiveness and mercy. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:51 AM

June 07, 2012

Cops Search Etan Patz Suspect's Home

Detectives armed with a search warrant raided the suburban N.J. home of Etan Patz's suspected murderer and seized a computer hard drive and other evidence. ABC News witnessed the search, which is part of a relentless scouring for evidence to corroborate the murder confession of Pedro Hernandez in the disappearance of Patz, a 6-year-old New York City boy who vanished on his way to catch a school bus in 1979. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:07 AM

Missing Twins and 73-Year-Old Caretaker Found Dead

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) said Wednesday that authorities had found the bodies of a caretaker and two twins reported missing and have developed a person of interest in the triple-homicide. "On Tuesday, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department requested the ABI's assistance after the bodies of one adult and two children were discovered on a dirt road off Alabama 21, near Hayneville," the ABI said. "It has been confirmed that the bodies are those of Jack Mac Girdner, 73, and nine-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:06 AM

June 05, 2012

Compassionate Release Too Late for Inmate

A convicted killer has died in a California prison hours before he was to be freed to spend his final days with his family. Carl Wade was recommended for compassionate release under a state law for inmates whose death is imminent and who post no danger to the public. He was terminally ill with heart and lung diseases. A Lake County judge blocked the 66-year-old's release, but an appeals court overruled the judge on May 17. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:02 AM

Nebraska Mom Strangled Son, Herself

Police say a Nebraska mom who disappeared last month with her son strangled the 10-year-old boy before strangling herself in the woods of an Iowa state park. Council Bluffs police said that Charlotte Schilling, 41, of Plattsmouth, Neb. and her son, Owen, both died with plastic zip ties around their necks in a murder-suicide. The Schillings were missing from May 10 until their bodies were found May 20 in Lake Manawa State Park. Read more...

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June 04, 2012

Man Kills Brother, Sister-in-Law While Kids Listen

A convicted murderer freed from prison two years ago gunned down his brother during an argument outside his brother's northwest Indiana home, then chased his sister-in-law inside and killed her while her terrified children listened, authorities said. Steven Clippenger, 41, of South Bend, apparently killed Matthew and Lisa Clippenger after he became angry when Matthew confiscated his handgun hours earlier at the home. He got another handgun from an acquaintance, Jenifer Leveque, returned to his brother's home and killed the couple before fleeing with Leveque in a pickup truck. They were arrested a short time later driving away from Steven Clippenger's home. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:06 AM

Body of Kidnapper Goes Unclaimed

Mississippi officials are trying to determine what to do with the body of a man who abducted two young Tennessee girls after he killed their mother and oldest sister. Police believe Adam Mayes killed Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne Bain, on April 27 in their home in Whiteville, Tenn. Bain's two younger daughters were found and taken home after Mayes fatally shot himself when police tracked him down May 10 in Union County, Miss. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:06 AM

May 31, 2012

Shooter Kills 5 in Seattle

For most of Wednesday, police didn't know whether the shootings at a north Seattle café and a carjacking murder five miles away were related. They only knew that a tall, white man with a trim, dark beard had entered a small coffee shop around 11 a.m. and shot five people, killing four. And they knew that half an hour later, someone had fatally shot a woman in the head and driven off with her black Mercedes SUV. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 12:47 PM

Indiana Man Shoots 4, 1 Fatally

A gunman opened fire at an Indianapolis apartment complex Wednesday, fatally shooting a woman and wounding three other people before turning the gun on himself as officers confronted him, police said. The woman who died in the Villa Paree's leasing office was an employee of the apartment complex in the city's northeast side, Indianapolis police spokesman Officer Kendale Adams said. Two other women and a maintenance worker also were shot, though all three were in stable condition at local hospitals, police said. Read more...

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May 29, 2012

Police Say Man Arrested in 4 Deaths

Authorities say they've arrested a man wanted in connection with the deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a wooded part of central West Virginia. State Police said that James Belknap was arrested Monday. State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous said he was found not far from the crime scene when he was arrested. Authorities said they believe the bodies found Saturday were those of a missing man, his girlfriend and his two young children. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:28 AM

May 28, 2012

Teen Charged in 2011 Triple Murder

Cook County prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old Chicago man in the 2011 slayings of three people outside a bakery in the Chatham neighborhood. Aaron Barnes was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of Chanda Thompson; her boyfriend, Shawn Russell; and their friend Cortez Champion, authorities said. He is being held on a no-bail arrest warrant. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:25 AM

May 26, 2012

Mom Charged With Killing Toddler Twins

A woman was charged with killing her 18-month-old twins, named Adam and Eve, in the family home. Police said she also attempted suicide by cutting her wrists. Stacey Smalls, 41, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, police said. Investigators believe one twin was strangled and the other was drowned. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results for the official causes of death. Read more...

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May 25, 2012

Sierra LaMar Suspect Charged With Murder

Jeanine Harms, Nancy Jo Crew, Young Kim, Blair Miller-Carlotto -- and now, missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar. The 15-year-old, whose disappearance has made national headlines, joined a short list of people who have vanished and are presumed dead in Santa Clara County -- and whose suspected killers were charged with murder, even though the victims' bodies were never found. Such cases are rare -- prosecutors here could remember only about six in the past three decades, most of which they won. Read more...

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May 24, 2012

Suspect Linked by DNA to Sierra LaMar

Police are intensifying their search for a Northern California teen missing for more than two months after arresting a man on suspicion of her murder and kidnapping. Antolin Garcia-Torres was arrested on suspicion of Sierra's kidnapping and murder Monday, after authorities said her DNA was found in his red Volkswagen Jetta and his DNA was found inside her bag. Read more...

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May 22, 2012

Grandmother Shot Grandson 8 Times

Jonathon Hoffman frantically told a 911 dispatcher he had been shot in the chest by his grandmother and was going to die, a police detective testified. By the time officers arrived at the family's upscale condo in a Detroit suburb, at least four more shots from a .40-caliber handgun had been pumped into the 17-year-old high school senior. A West Bloomfield Township detective told a judge during an arraignment for 74-year-old Sandra Layne that eight entry and exit wounds were found in Hoffman's body after the shooting. Read more...

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May 21, 2012

One Dead in Mississippi Prison Riot

An ongoing prison riot in Mississippi has left one guard dead and five injured, authorities say. The "inmate disturbance" began at 2:40pm at the Adams County Correctional Facility – a 2,567 low-security prison in Natchez, Miss. Sheriff Chuck Mayfield told the newspaper that the riot was linked to a power struggle among hierarchies within the inmate ranks. Read more...

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Woman Charged in Bizarre Stabbing

A Cleveland woman was charged with murder in the stabbing death of her best friend, who tried to drive away afterward and fatally struck the accused woman's 2-year-old daughter, police said. The two women were sitting in a running parked car when they got into an argument, police said. Kimberly Black left the vehicle, went into her house, returned with a knife and stabbed Sharice Swain in the face and neck, said Sgt. Sammy Morris, a police spokesman. The wounded Swain then stepped on the gas pedal and hit Black's two young children, who were standing near the car. Two-year-old Kimshia Ruffin was killed. Read more...

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May 19, 2012

Mississippi Shooter Not Fake Cop

Police said they have arrested a suspect in two fatal highway shootings in Mississippi that prompted warnings a fake officer might be pulling over victims. Authorities said the fears of an impostor turned out to be unfounded. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain told The Associated Press that the suspect, James D. Willie, 28, had not been posing as a police officer in the shootings. Read more...

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2 Arrested in Killings of Chinese Students

Police arrested two young men in the shootings deaths of two graduate students from China last month near the University of Southern California, an attack that stunned a school that has more international students than any other U.S. university. Javier Bolden, 19, and Bryan Barnes, 20, were arrested on suspicion of killing the two during an apparent robbery attempt, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. Read more...

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May 17, 2012

Police Hunt for Groom of Slain Bride

Burbank, Ill., police are on the hunt for the husband of a newlywed woman found stabbed to death in her bathtub over the weekend. Arnoldo Jimenez, 30, and Estrella Carrera, 26, were married on Friday, just two days before Carerra's body was found by authorities during a search prompted by worried family members. Jimenez hasn't been seen since, officials said. A Cook County judge issued a warrant for his arrest. Read more...

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May 16, 2012

Mother Kills 4 Children, Then Herself

A Florida mother killed her four children and then shot herself as Brevard County, Fla., deputies closed in on her Port St. John home, authorities said. Deputies said the mother, identified as Tonya Thomas, 33, sent a warning text message to a friend before the shootings, but the friend didn't see the text until later. Three of the children, at least one already wounded, fled to the home of a neighbor who had been awakened by gunfire, but Thomas immediately called the children back and killed them, sheriff's spokesman Tom Goodyear said. Read more...

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Ex-Wife Charged in Boat-Landing Murder

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with her ex-husband's murder after investigators say she shot him to death at the Binion Creek Boat Landing on Lake Tuscaloosa. Tracey Grissom is charged with murder in the death of Hunter Daniel Grissom, age 27. Deputies with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office responded to the boat landing after Tracey Grissom called 911 to report that she had just shot her ex-husband. Read more...

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May 15, 2012

Gunman in 2 Killings May Be Police Imposter

Mississippi authorities on Monday urged motorists to be alert in the wake of two shooting deaths along the state's highways that they believe may have been committed by someone impersonating a police officer. "There are some similarities between the two incidents, mainly the fact they happened alongside a Mississippi highway," Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Director Lt. Col. Larry Waggoner said in a press release. "The concern is that someone is posing as a law enforcement officer and that is how these vehicles end up on the side of the road." Read more...

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Still Wearing Wedding Dress, Woman Stabbed

When police showed up to Estrella Carrera's apartment outside Chicago on Sunday, they found her dead in a dry bathtub. She had been stabbed multiple times, and she was still wearing her wedding dress. Carrera hadn't told many people that she was getting married, the Chicago Tribune reported, and the news seemed to surprise her neighbors as well, who had never seen her with another man. She was a Spanish interpreter for a social welfare agency and apparently lived alone with her daughter and son, ages 9 and 2. Read more...

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May 14, 2012

Two Charged in Burned Bodies Case

Authorities say two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the killings of two teenagers whose bodies were found engulfed in flames along a central Florida trail. Reports said 30-year-old Jesse Brandon Davis and 31-year-old Hector Manuel Rodriguez also have been charged with kidnapping in the deaths of 16-year-old Nicholas Presha and 18-year-old Jeremy Stewart in April. Read more...

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Police Seek Motorcycle Club Killer

Police are looking for the gunman who fatally shot a San Diego motorcycle club leader outside the group's clubhouse. Police said a drive-by gunman fired several shots, killing 51-year-old Clyde Thompson Jr., the San Diego Chapter president of the Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club Nation. Thompson was known by his motorcycling nickname, "Wild Dogg." Read more...

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May 12, 2012

Three More Arrested in Bain Case

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a Tennessee woman and her daughter and the kidnapping of her two younger daughters, CNN reported Friday morning. The arrests were for making a false statement to authorities and illegal possession of a firearm, a law enforcement source said. Read more...

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Boy Charged in Hanging Death of Alabama Girl

Alabama authorities say a 14-year-old boy is charged with murder in the death of a girl found hanging from a tree. St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles says the victim, Katelynn Arnold, was 9 years old and the boy's half-sister. Her body was discovered outside her home in Ragland, a rural town about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham. Read more...

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May 11, 2012

Gunman Dies, 2 Officers Shot on Turnpike

Authorities say a gunman who apparently fired a weapon while walking on a median of the busy Florida's Turnpike has been killed in a shootout that wounded two South Florida law enforcement officers. The shootout snarled rush-hour traffic as both directions of the turnpike in Broward County were stopped. Officers were searching for at least one other suspect. Read more...

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May 10, 2012

Rapper G. Dep Gets 15 to Life in '93 NYC Shooting

When rapper G. Dep turned himself in for a nearly 2-decade-old shooting, he told police he wanted to clear his conscience. He found out what the consequences would be: 15 years to life in prison, the minimum term for his murder conviction. A judge, prosecutors and even the jury foreman said he deserved credit for coming forward when he'd never been suspected in the long-cold case. Read more...

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May 08, 2012

Girl, 16, Suspected in Fatal Shooting

Dallas police have issued a capital murder warrant for a 16-year-old girl suspected in the fatal shooting of a grandfather who was protecting family under attack from masked invaders at his home. Police say 66-year-old Lorenzo Moreno died in the attack. Police say at least six suspects stormed into Lozenzo's house to confront his granddaughter and an argument ensued. The dispute turned violent and the attackers beat Moreno's granddaughter, his 62-year-old wife and their 34-year-old son. The three were later treated at a hospital and released. Read more...

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May 03, 2012

5 Dead After Shooting at Arizona Home

For several years, Arizona vigilante J.T. Ready conducted armed, civilian patrols along the U.S. border, urging the use of violence to prevent smuggling and illegal immigration. The former Marine, who was running for Pinal County sheriff, went on a shooting rampage in a sedate Gilbert neighborhood, killing four people before he took his own life, authorities believe. The victims ranged from a 16-month-old infant to a 47-year-old grandmother. Investigators have yet to list a motive for the killing spree, but early indications suggested an explosion of domestic violence rather than a political act. Read more...

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13 Charged in Hazing Death of Band Member

Thirteen people were charged Wednesday in one of the biggest college hazing cases ever prosecuted in the U.S., accused in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major who authorities say was mercilessly pummeled by fellow members of the marching band. The charges came more than five months after Robert Champion, 26, died aboard a chartered bus parked outside an Orlando hotel following a performance against a rival school. Read more...

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Wife Admits Murder Plot With Her Pastor

A Missouri woman admitted to plotting with her church pastor, who was also her lover, to murder her husband. 40-year-old Teresa Stone pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in the March 2010 shooting death of her husband Randy Stone. Teresa Stone confessed that she and her 51-year-old church pastor David Love agreed one of them would kill Randy Stone. Randy Stone was later found shot to death in his office at an insurance company. Read more...

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Dad Killed Infant, Put Body in Refrigerator

Houston police say a local dad has confessed to killing his 6-month-old son and placing the baby's body in his refrigerator. Houston police say they received a 911 call Wednesday from the man, who is in his 50s, saying he was having suicidal thoughts. However, when officers arrived, the man refused to let them in. Police forced their way into the apartment once they discovered a child lived there, and eventually discovered the infant's body in the refrigerator. Read more...

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Man Who Killed Mother Arrested at Border

A 23-year-old Massachusetts man suspected of killing his mother and another woman and dumping their bodies outside an elementary school was arrested while trying to flee to Canada, authorities said. Joseph Wright, 23, of the Boston suburb of Lynn, was stopped Wednesday evening at a border crossing checkpoint in Woodstock, New Brunswick. When Canadian border agents directed his car to a secondary screening area, he fled, Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a news release. Read more...

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May 02, 2012

Charges Coming in FAMU Band Hazing Death

At least five people will face criminal charges in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major aboard a band bus in Orlando last fall, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told The Associated Press that multiple defendants will be charged in 26-year-old Robert Champion's death, although he refused to say what the charges are. Read more...

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May 01, 2012

Nurse Accused in Baby Theft Denies Being 'Monster'

A Texas woman accused of kidnapping a newborn boy after fatally shooting his mother says she is not "some sort of monster" and people should not judge her until they know the facts. Verna McClain remains jailed without bond after being charged with fatally shooting 28-year-old Kala Golden-Schuchardt and snatching her 3-day-old son on April 17. The infant was later found safe. Read more...

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April 30, 2012

Remains From Indiana Man's Backyard Identified

Police said that human remains found in a southern Indiana man's backyard have been identified as a woman who has been missing for about a month. New Albany police Maj. Keith Whitlow said the remains found in William "Clyde" Gibson's backyard Friday night are those of Stephanie Marie Kirk, a 35-year-old Charlestown woman. Kirk was last seen March 25, when she left a friend's home in New Albany to meet a man at a bar. Read more...

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Man Booked in Hammer Deaths of Mom, Child

Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled and aghast. Bryan Clay, 22, was arrested in the April 15 rape and bludgeoning deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez. He had no connection to the family of five, Lt. Ray Steiber said. Read more...

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Girl's Body Found in Church Parking Lot

Police in Long Beach, Calif., are investigating a murder and attempted suicide after the body of a young girl was found next to a wounded man in a pool of blood outside a church parking lot. The grim discovery was made by Nancy Eormurian, who spotted the girl -- believed to be about nine years old -- beside a bloody man outside the Los Altos United Methodist Church. The girl, who had cuts to her chest, was dead, while the man -- believed by authorities to be the girl's father or stepfather -- had self-inflicted wounds but was conscious, police said. Read more...

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Doctor Charged With Hiring 2 Hitmen

Authorities say a 70-year-old Mississippi oncologist is accused of hiring two men to kill the lawyer who represented his ex-wife when they divorced in the 1990s. Greenwood city police told the Greenwood Commonwealth that Dr. Arnold Smith of Greenwood and William Paul Muller, a 54-year-old brick mason from Morgan City, were arrested Sunday and held without bond on a charge of conspiracy to kill attorney Lee Abraham. Read more...

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April 25, 2012

Man Convicted in Decapitation Slaying

A North Dakota man was convicted of shooting and beheading a university researcher in what prosecutors claimed was an attempt to start a white supremacist group. Jurors deliberated for less than three hours Tuesday before finding Daniel Wacht, 31, of Cooperstown, guilty in the death of 54-year-old Kurt Johnson. Wacht shook his head from side to side as the verdict was read. He faces up to life in prison without parole. Read more...

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April 24, 2012

Husband Charged With Murdering Mother of Triplets

The husband of a southeast Missouri woman missing for nearly a year has been charged with first-degree murder. Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Morley Swingle filed the murder charge against 41-year-old Clay Waller, even though the body of his estranged wife, Jacque Waller, has never been found. Swingle says he will not seek the death penalty. Waller is also charged with tampering with evidence. Read more...

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Gunman Kills Pastor's Mother in Church

A pastor's mother was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire in a Colorado church. Yolanda Marant, a representative for The Destiny Center, confirmed that 65-year-old Josephine Eccles, the mother of the church's pastor Delono Straham, was shot and killed when a unknown gunman entered the church and began shooting. Read more...

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April 23, 2012

San Diego School Shooter Sentenced to Life

A gunman who opened fire on a crowded elementary school near San Diego has been sentenced to life in prison. In March, a jury in Vista convicted 42-year-old Brendan O'Rourke of premeditated murder and assault with a firearm. The jury found he was sane at the time of the attack at Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad. Read more...

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April 20, 2012

Woman Charged in Death of Marine's Wife

A woman charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Camp Pendleton Marine's wife left a suicide note before paramedics found her with self-inflicted wounds, authorities said. Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, could face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of killing 22-year-old Brittany Dawn Killgore, whose body was found Tuesday in brush near a Southern California lake. Lopez, who pleaded not guilty Thursday, was discovered with the note in a San Diego hotel room, prosecutor Patrick Espinoza said. No further details were released about the note. Read more...

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Dispatcher Reprimanded for Josh Powell Call

A Washington State dispatcher has been reprimanded for allowing 22 minutes to pass before help arrived after taking a social worker's 911 call just before Josh Powell killed himself and his children in a home explosion. The Salt Lake Tribune reports dispatcher David Lovrak violated four Law Enforcement Support Agency policies in his handling of the call. A supervisor for Lovrak wrote in a reprimand letter, obtained by the paper through a public records request, that he did correctly assign the call a priority that indicated an "imminent danger to life or property." Read more...

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Teens Kill Homeless Man for $1

Four Houston teens have been charged with killing a homeless man who had just $1 on him when he resisted being robbed. The youngest of the accused, a 16-year-old girl, told police they had found $2 on Pedro Miguel Rosales Ramos, 32, but police later determined that she had seen a single dollar bill torn in half, the Houston Chronicle reported. "They killed a man for a one dollar bill torn in half," said Houston Police Sgt. Brian Harris. Read more...

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April 19, 2012

Woman Found Dead Is Marine's Wife

A body found in Southern California is a Marine's wife who disappeared five days ago, authorities said. Coroner's investigators determined the woman discovered near a lake in Riverside County on Tuesday is 22-year-old Brittany Dawn Killgore, sheriff's officials said in a statement. Authorities say they have arrested Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, woman on suspicion of murder and are investigating Louis Ray Perez as a person of interest. Read more...

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Man Charged in Samantha Koenig Case

An 34-year-old Anchorage construction contractor has been indicted on charges of kidnapping and killing a 18-year-old teenage who worked at a coffee stand. Israel Keyes was also charged with trying to extract ransom payments from the family of Samantha Koenig after she was already dead. Koenig disappeared Feb. 1 and her body was not found until more than two months later in Matanuska Lake. Read more...

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Nurse Charged With Kala Schuchardt Murder

While Kala Golden Schuchardt's family was struggling to come to terms with her seemingly random slaying in a parking lot outside a doctor's office, authorities began piecing together the story of her accused killer, a 30-year-old vocational nurse who inexplicably sought to add to her family by stealing a baby - any baby - and was willing to kill to get it. Verna McClain, who has three children, was charged with capital murder in the death of Schuchardt, who had just taken her 3-day-old infant for his first medical checkup when she was accosted as she got into her pickup truck to go home. McClain is being held without bail in Montgomery County Jail. Read more...

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April 18, 2012

Kidnapped Baby Found Safe After Mom Killed

A three-day old baby has been found safe hours after he was snatched from his mother, who was shot in the parking lot of a pediatric center parking lot. Keegan Schuchardt was kidnapped after a woman in a Lexus fired a reported seven shots at his mother during an altercation outside the Spring, Texas clinic. Kala Golden Schuchardt, 28, (pictured) died of her wounds at a nearby hospital. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:34 AM

Three Arrested in Shooting of 12-Year-Old Boy

Three people have been arrested in a May 2011 quadruple shooting in East Baltimore that killed a 12-year-old who was sitting on a porch, watching a basketball game on television. Police said Danyae Robinson, 29; Antwan Mosley, 21; and Derrick E. Brown, 17, have each been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder after being arrested by the warrant apprehension task force. Read more...

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April 17, 2012

Boy Tells Teachers Mom, Sister Dead at Home

Las Vegas police say a 9-year-old boy showed up at his elementary school on and told the staff that his mom and sister were dead at home, just a half-mile away, according to local media reports. According to the Las Vegas Sun, police headed to the child's West Las Vegas home to discover a grisly scene: Two dead bodies, an injured man covered in blood and 4-year-old boy. Read more...

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April 16, 2012

Seven Arrested in Texas Crash That Killed Nine

Authorities have arrested seven people, including a 15-year-old boy, in connection with a late-night wreck that killed nine illegal immigrants in southern Texas earlier this week, police said. The boy, believed to be the driver who tried to outrun U.S. Border Patrol agents in a minivan overcrowded with 19 illegal immigrants, was tracked down at his rural Hidalgo County home Thursday night, said Chris Barrera, the police chief in Palmview. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have detained six other people, who now face human smuggling charges, officials said. Read more...

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April 13, 2012

George Zimmerman Charged With Murder

A Sanford, Florida Neighborhood Watch volunteer has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting of a young black man wearing a hoodie that he reported as suspicious to police. Prosecutors claim teenager Trayvon Martin was killed because he was racially profiled by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was arrested and charged 45 days after the Feb. 26 incident at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, north of Orlando. Read more...

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Mom Finds Triple Murder at Daycare

A woman who became suspicious and called 911 after dropping her son off at a suburban Minneapolis day care provider's home stayed on the line as she went back to the house and discovered three people shot to death, according to transcripts of the call. The Brooklyn Park Police Department released the transcript of the call that took place, minutes after investigators believe a lone male fatally shot DeLois Brown and her elderly parents. Read more...

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Mom, Baby Girl Shot While Sleeping

A Chicago mother and her baby girl were shot early Thursday while they slept in their family's home, police said. Tonishia Allen, 24, and her 1-year-old daughter, Jaliyah Allen, were asleep in a back bedroom when shots were fired around 1:20 a.m. into the home in the 11900 block South Calumet Avenue, police said. Jaliyah was struck in the head. Read more...

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April 12, 2012

George Zimmerman Charged With Murder

Legal experts expressed surprise that a Florida state prosecutor is seeking a second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman, the block watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle, given that he wasn't arrested or charged the night of the fateful altercation. Zimmerman's legal team is expected to invoke the controversial "Stand Your Ground" provision of Florida law as a key strategy in defending him against the charge, which was announced Wednesday evening by Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. Read more...

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USC Student Killed in Carjacking Attempt

Investigators say a University of Southern California student is one of two people shot to death in a BMW in what may be a bungled carjacking attempt. A gunman opened fire shattering the windows on the new luxury car and killing a man and woman in the West Adams area near the USC campus. The BMW was in the roadway, not at the curb, at the time of the shooting. Read more...

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April 11, 2012

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Dismemberment

An Ohio man indicted on charges of stabbing, suffocating and dismembering his girlfriend pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, while four others linked to the crime also pleaded not guilty. Matthew Puccio, 25, admitted to the crime in a newspaper interview last week, adding that he would plead guilty, but then told a court last Friday that he was "clinically insane." He could face up to life in prison if convicted of killing Jessica Rae Sacco, 21. Read more...

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April 09, 2012

Police Probe Racial Motive In Tulsa Killings

Police are investigating whether the shootings of five African-Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were a hate crime after the weekend arrests of two white suspects in the case, local authorities said. Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, are scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning. Tulsa police arrested them early Sunday after a series of tips that led investigators to England's burned pickup, a vehicle that matched a description reported at the crime scenes, according to their arrest reports. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:19 AM

5 Men Charged in Killings of 2 Women

Five men have been charged in the abduction and slayings of two Michigan women who were kidnapped and stuffed in a car trunk at gunpoint, a prosecutor said. The men are being charged in the deaths of friends and roommates Abreeya Brown, 18, and Ashley Conaway, 22, who were abducted on Feb. 28. Their bodies were discovered March 25 in shallow graves in a wooded area on Detroit's west side, not far from their home in Hamtramck. The women had been bound and shot in the head. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:18 AM

Jerry Brown Commutes Grandmother's Murder Sentence

Gov. Jerry Brown commuted the prison sentence of a 51-year-old woman convicted of shaking her infant grandson to death 15 years ago, citing "significant doubts" about her guilt. Shirley Ree Smith has already served 10 years of the 15-years-to-life sentence she was given after a Van Nuys jury convicted her in the death of 7-week-old Etzel Glass. The jury relied on testimony by two coroner's officials relating evidence that another deputy medical examiner recently deemed "inconclusive." Read more...

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April 06, 2012

Man Arrested After Daughter's Skeleton Found

A New Jersey man concealed the remains of his adult daughter for more than three years in his former house, at one point moving the body into a crawl space, where it was discovered this week by a cleaning crew, authorities said. Fifty-seven-year-old Dennis Adler made an initial appearance in state Superior Court in Monmouth County to face a charge of disturbing human remains. Adler didn't enter a plea and was held on $100,000 bail. Read more...

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April 05, 2012

4 Arrested in Triple Murder

Residents in the small North Carolina town of Farmville may be finding some relief in the arrest of four suspects for the senseless killing of three young convenience store employees during an armed robbery. Two days after the bloody shootings authorities have arrested two men and a juvenile who were caught on video tape shooting the store owner's son and two of his cousins. Read more...

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7 Murder Charges Filed Against Former Student

The man suspected in a shooting rampage at a small Oakland, Calif., Christian college was charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, prosecutors said. One L. Goh also faces a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty. The 43-year-old former nursing student was expelled from the school last fall, allegedly for anger issues. He surrendered to police at a Safeway store outside Oakland about an hour after the attack on Monday morning. Read more...

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April 04, 2012

Police Hunt for Killers of 3 at Rural Store

Law enforcers in a rural North Carolina community on Tuesday were engaged in an "all hands on deck" manhunt for three suspects who robbed an isolated convenience store and shot to death three young men working there, according to a report from NBC affiliate station WITN. Victims at the Hustle Mart 3 on a sparsely populated county road in Farmville, N.C. were identified by the sheriff's office as Nabil Nasser Saeed Al'mogannahi , 26, Gaber Alawi, 24 and Mokbel (Sam) Mohamed Almujanhi, 16. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:23 AM

Landlord Finds Woman's Dismembered Body in Bathtub

A landlord who found a woman's dismembered remains in her bathtub said that a "gut feeling" compelled him to break into the bathroom after her mother came looking for her. Gary Zerkle said that 21-year-old Jessica Sacco's mother arrived at the younger woman's Urbana home, finding nothing amiss, but a locked bathroom door. The following morning, Zerkle, who lives next door to the duplex Sacco rented, decided to check it out himself, largely because Sacco's mother had looked so concerned. Read more...

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April 02, 2012

Susan Powell's Blood, Note Found

Authorities investigating the 2009 disappearance of a Utah woman found her blood in the family home and a hand-written note in which she expressed fear about her husband and her potential demise, according to unsealed documents. The files raise further questions about why Susan Powell's husband was never charged in her disappearance before he killed himself and their two young sons in a gas-fueled inferno in Washington state earlier this year. Investigators in West Valley City, Utah, never arrested Josh Powell or even publicly labeled him as a suspect in Susan Powell's disappearance. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:00 AM

Bodies of 2 Teens in Well Identified

Authorities released the identities of two Northern California teens whose remains were found inside an abandoned well linked to two men known as the "Speed Freak Killers." San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore identified 19-year-old Kimberly Billy, who went missing in 1984 at the age of 19. He says 16-year-old Joann Hobson disappeared in 1985. Moore says a third body found is awaiting identification. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:00 AM

2 Dead, 10 Injured After Drive-By Shooting

Two people were shot dead and another 10 were injured in a drive-by shooting outside a funeral home in Miami. The shooting occurred when at least one person inside a car opened fire on mourners who were gathered for the funeral of a man who died recently. One person died at the scene after being shot in the chest, witnesses said. It was not immediately known if the second person killed died at the scene or in a hospital. Read more...

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March 30, 2012

The Trayvon Martin Tragedies

What about all the other young black murder victims? Nationally, nearly half of all murder victims are black. And the overwhelming majority of those black people are killed by other black people. Where is the march for them? Where is the march against the drug dealers who prey on young black people? Where is the march against bad schools, with their 50% dropout rate for black teenaged boys? Those failed schools are certainly guilty of creating the shameful 40% unemployment rate for black teens. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:58 AM

Caller Arrested After Cops Shoot Armed Robber

Pasadena police arrested a 911 caller accused of fabricating an armed robbery story that led to the death of a black college student. Kendrec McDade, 19, was shot dead by police in the city's northwest district. Police were dispatched to the scene after a man, identified as Oscar Carillo, called 911 and said he had been robbed by two armed men who stole his laptop and backpack as he was buying tacos. The 26-year-old claimed one of the men pointed a gun at him during the robbery, but police said Wednesday he lied to officers and that detectives now believe the two men -- who included McDade -- were unarmed. Read more...

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March 29, 2012

Couple Charged in Vermont Teacher's Death

A 30-year-old man and his wife has been charged with second-degree murder and improper disposal of a body in connection with the death of a popular boarding school teacher. Allen Prue and his wife Patricia, 33, are accused of luring Melissa Jenkins away from her home by telling her they had car trouble. Allen Prue told investigators they planned the abduction of Jenkins because he wanted to "get a girl." Read more...

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Andrea Yates Will Ask For Pass to Attend Church

It has been 10 years since Andrea Yates was first convicted of drowning each of her five children in the bathtub in a Houston suburb. Since then, her murder conviction has been overturned, she has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on retrial, and she was placed in a state psychiatric hospital. Now her lawyer says that she will ask for a pass to leave the hospital two hours a week to attend church, the Houston Chronicle reported. Read more...

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Teen Guilty of Murdering 2 British Tourists

A Florida teenager is facing a life sentence after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting of two young British tourists last April in a case that generated brash tabloid headlines in the U.K. press. Shawn Tyson, 17, sat stone-faced as the jury's verdict was read. It came after two hours of deliberations. Because he is under 18, Tyson is ineligible for the death penalty and is facing a mandatory life sentence. Read more...

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March 28, 2012

Police: Zimmerman Story 'Consistent' With Evidence

A slain U.S. teenager and the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed him exchanged words before the teen punched him in the nose and began banging the man's head on the ground, according to the watch captain's account of the confrontation that led to the shooting. Because 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was black and George Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother, the case has become a racial flashpoint that has civil rights leaders and others leading a series of protests around the country. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense and has not been arrested. Read more...

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Man Gets 25 Years for 1985 California Killing

A California judge has sentenced a man to 25 years to life in prison for deliberately hitting a woman with his car, then running her down and killing her as she limped into an alfalfa field. Then 50-year-old Felipe Guerra Sanchez fled to Mexico after the 1985 killing of 34-year-old Carmen Achutegui. He later returned to California and was working as a truck driver under another name when he was arrested in 2008. Prosecutor say Sanchez deliberately ran over Achutegui on a rural road near San Joaquin. As she limped into a field, Sanchez ran her over again. Read more...

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March 27, 2012

Body of Abducted Teacher Found

The search for a missing teacher at a Vermont boarding school ended a day later with the discovery of a body in a remote area near Barnet. The search for Melissa Jenkins was launched after her SUV was found with the engine running and her 2-year-old son inside and unharmed. Jenkins was a teacher and coach at the prestigious St. Johnsbury Academy. Read more...

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SF Slaying Suspect Had Been Ordered Deported

The suspect in last week's slayings of five people in San Francisco had been ordered to be deported by an immigration judge six years ago, after he served a prison sentence for armed robbery, federal officials said. But they said he remained in the U.S. because the Vietnamese government declined to provide the travel documents that immigration authorities needed to process his removal. Read more...

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March 26, 2012

Man Arrested in 5 San Francisco Killings

A man has been arrested in connection with what authorities described as shocking and gruesome murders of five people in a Ingleside home. Binh Thai Luc, 35, has been arrested on five counts of murder two days after the bodies were found near City College in San Francisco. Police said Luc had a relationship with the victims, but he would not elaborate. Read more...

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Texas Man Confesses to Killing His Family

A 22-year-old man has confessed to fatally shooting his parents and brother in their Texas home, say police. Investigators say Trey Sesler has contacted extended family members since his arrest, saying he was sorry for killing his mother, father and brother. Police found the bodies of 58-year-old Lawton Ray Sesler, his wife, Rhonda, 57, and their son, Mark, 26, in their home in Waller, about 40 miles northeast of Houston. Read more...

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March 23, 2012

Body in North Dakota Is Missing Montana Teacher

A body found in North Dakota was identified as a missing Montana teacher kidnapped in January. The identification was made after the body of 43-year-old Sherry Arnold was taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula. Arnold was grabbed off a Sidney, Mont., street on Jan 7 while jogging at the edge of town. Michael Spell, 22, and Lester Van Waters Jr., 48, were charged with aggravated kidnapping in the case and await trial. Read more...

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March 22, 2012

Body Found on New York's Long Island

Police in Suffolk County are investigating the discovery of a body found in the woods. The remains were discovered by a jogger in Manorville, N.Y. The gender has not yet been determined, according to police. An autopsy will be performed. Police had previously discovered human remains in Manorville on Feb. 21. Read more...

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March 21, 2012

'John Doe' ID'd After 37 Years

A body found naked in 1974 at a California condominium complex is a U.S. Marine from Iowa who had been listed as a deserter from Camp Pendleton, authorities said. The man known for more than 37 years as 'John Doe No. 155' is Oral Stuart Jr of Des Moines, Long Beach police said in a statement. His cause of death, previously listed as undetermined, has been reclassified as a homicide. Read more...

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March 20, 2012

Students Want Watch Leader Arrested

College students around Florida rallied Monday to demand the arrest of a neighborhood watch captain who shot an unarmed black teen last month, though authorities may be hamstrung by a state law that allows people to defend themselves with deadly force. Police have described the man who fired the shot, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, as white; his family says he is Hispanic and is not racist. Zimmerman claims he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month in self-defense during a confrontation in a gated community in Sanford. Read more...

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March 19, 2012

1 Adult, 3 Children Found Dead at Campground

Authorities are investigating the killing of a woman and three children at a campground and resort in eastern Missouri as a possible triple-murder suicide. Crawford County Sheriff Randy Martin says in a statement that four bodies were found about 1 p.m. Saturday at a campground about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis. KSDK reported that the shootings happened in a remote area along a gravel road on the property of Blue Springs Ranch & Resort. Martin told the station each victim sustained one gunshot wound and a handgun was found close to the bodies. Read more...

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March 15, 2012

Woman Killed, 3 Hurt Outside Courthouse

One person was killed and three wounded by a man who left a courthouse, retrieved a gun from his car and started firing in the parking lot, police in Beaumont, Texas, said. A detective outside the courthouse fired back. He quickly was joined by law enforcement officers from nearby buildings, police said. The gunman retreated to his pickup truck and, still firing, ran over one of the people who had been shot as he drove away. He drove about three blocks and abandoned his truck in the middle of the street before entering a nearby construction business, police said. Read more...

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Child Killer Ordered to Court

A mother accused of killing her 6-year-old daughter with scissors refused to leave her jail bed for her first court appearance, drawing angry words from a Las Vegas judge and concern from her lawyer about her mental state. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure reset Danielle Yvonne Slaughter's arraignment on a murder with a weapon charge for Friday, telling a jail supervisor by closed-circuit video that he wants Slaughter brought forcibly to court if necessary. Read more...

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March 14, 2012

Hudson Suspect Tried to Solicit Alibi

The suspect in the killing of singer Jennfir Hudson's family members tried to get a former girlfriend to provide him with a false alibi for the day that the murders occurred. According to court papers, William Balfour solicited the false alibi from Brittany Acoff-Howard, who now lives in South Carolina. Balfour is scheduled to go on trial next month in the 2008 murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57; brother, Jason Hudson, 29; and nephew, Julian King, 7. Read more...

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March 13, 2012

Man Pleads Not Guilty to 1989 Beheading

A man has been charged with cutting off his pregnant girlfriend's head on a New York City rooftop in 1989. Philip Ward pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering Veronica Bowen. Ward already is in prison for killing the woman who became his girlfriend after Bowen's death.
Defense lawyer Frank Rothman says Ward has been cooperating with authorities. Rothman says Ward is driven by a desire to build a better relationship with his and Bowen's two children. Read more...

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March 10, 2012

Gunman Named in Deadly Campus Clinic Shooting

Police identified a gunman who killed one person and shot several others at a University of Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic as a 30-year-old local man. They said he was armed with two handguns traced to Texas, one of which had been reported stolen. Police still don't have a motive for Thursday's shooting by John Shick, who's believed to have lived in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood near the hospital. Read more...

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Prosecutor: Many Threats Before Hudson Killings

The man accused of killing Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew had threatened to kill members of the family at least two dozen times before the October 2008 slayings, a prosecutor said during a hearing in Chicago. Assistant State's Attorney James McKay said the threats began in February 2008, when James Balfour moved out of the family's house where he had been living with his wife, Hudson's sister Julia. The threats continued right up until the day the bodies were found, on Oct. 24, 2008. Read more...

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Nightclub Owner Cited After Gang Shooting

Police have cited the owner of an Arizona nightclub for alleged violations of the venue's security plan after a shooting injured 16 people last weekend. Tempe police said that the owner of the Clubhouse Music Venue violated the city code, which is a misdemeanor. The club's security plan permit has been revoked by police. The owner has five days to appeal the decision and the business can continue to operate during that time. Read more...

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March 09, 2012

Two Dead, 7 Injured, in Psychiatric Clinic Shooting

Gunfire at a psychiatric clinic at the University of Pittsburgh killed two people and injured seven others, the university's medical center said. Police reported one of the dead was the gunman, said University of Pittsburgh Medical Center spokesman Paul Wood. It was unclear whether the wounded people were patients, employees or visiting family members, Wood said. Read more...

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Remains Found of Missing Soccer Mom, Escort

Colorado authorities have tentatively identified human remains found as a mother of three who was working as an escort when she went missing in 2007. The remains, which were found in a dry creek bed by a hiker in Delta County, Colo., were tentatively identified as 34-year-old Paige Birgfeld using dental records. Personal items were also found near the body. Read more...

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'Secret Life of Paige Birgfeld'

Investigators said the attractive single mom who vanished from western Colorado 4½ years ago was running an escort service, but her father is more blunt. "I think 'escort' is kind of a polite word for prostitution," said Frank Birgfeld, whose daughter's remains were found in a dry creek bed in a Colorado desert this week. Thirty-four-year-old Paige Birgfeld was twice divorced and living with her three children in Grand Junction, about 200 miles west of Denver, when she disappeared in June 2007. Friends knew her as a devoted mom who sold kitchen products and did other jobs. Read more...

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March 07, 2012

Inmate Known as the 'Lipstick Killer' Dies

A Chicago man who confessed to one of the most shocking slayings in the city's history and paid for it with more years of his life than any Illinois state prison inmate has died. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, 83-year-old William Heirens died Monday at a Chicago hospital after officials at Dixon Correctional Center found him unresponsive in his cell. The office said that an autopsy was scheduled. Read more...

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March 06, 2012

Handyman Charged in Death of Jane Bashara

A handyman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Detroit marketing executive Jana Bashara, who was found strangled inside her luxury car in January. The Wayne County prosecutor's office said Joe Gentz, 48, will appear in court on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Read more...

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Human Remains Found in Newark Suitcase

A homicide investigation is under way after human remains were discovered in a suitcase near the Passaic River in Newark. Police responded to a telephone tip Monday about the gruesome finding in the vicinity of Raymond Boulevard and Van Buren Street, not far from Penn Station. The Essex County Prosecutor's homicide task force is also investigating. Read more...

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March 02, 2012

Teen Charged With Three Counts of Murder

A 17-year-old youth was charged with three juvenile counts of aggravated murder in shooting that killed three students at a high school. Thomas "T.J." Lane was accused of pulling out a semiautomatic pistol he had stolen from his uncle and opening fire in the Chardon High School cafeteria on Monday. Three boys were fatally wounded, and two other students were injured. One is still in the hospital. Read more...

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2 New Orleans Police Officers Shot

One suspect is dead and two New Orleans police officers and another suspect were wounded after an early morning traffic stop developed into a gunfight. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says both wounded officers required surgery after the shooting. The condition of the injured suspect was unknown. Read more...

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Woman Sentenced for Killing Expectant Mother

A Kentucky woman was sentenced to life in prison without parole for slaying a pregnant acquaintance and cutting her baby boy alive from her womb. Kathy Coy of Morgantown agreed to the sentence in a deal last month in which she avoided a possible death penalty by pleading guilty but mentally ill to killing 21-year-old Jamie Stice last year and taking the baby. Read more...

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Bones May Be Linked to Infant Death

Authorities have unearthed possible human bones while digging in the backyard of a Minnesota home. Police have been looking for evidence at the home in the suspected death of an infant years ago. Crystal police said that the digging unearthed bones that may be human. A man and woman who lived at the home have been arrested and remain in jail. Authorities have until 4 p.m. Friday to charge the pair. Read more...

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March 01, 2012

Judge Releases Records on Shooting Suspect

A judge has released seven pages of juvenile court records on a school shooting suspect in Ohio, including an assault case in late 2009 at age 15. T.J. Lane allegedly choked and punched another male. He entered the juvenile court equivalent of a guilty plea to a reduced misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and was given a suspended sentence of up to 30 days in jail. Read more...

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February 29, 2012

Third Student Dies in Ohio School Shooting

Three students have now died from Monday's shooting at a high school in Chardon, Ohio, officials said. Demetrius Hewlin died from his injuries on Tuesday afternoon. The news came hours after officials told reporters that Russell King Jr., 17, had been declared brain dead overnight after he was shot. The medical examiner's office received the word about King early Tuesday morning, office administrator Hugh Shannon said in a statement. Read more...

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Student Accused of Killing Principal Indicted

A 16-year-old Tennessee boy has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder, accuse of the fatal stabbing of his principal. The district attorney's office in Tennessee's Shelby County said that Eduardo Marmolejo of Memphis has been charged in the death of 49-year-old Suzette York. York was the principal of Memphis Junior Academy, a private high school affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist church. Police said Marmolejo planned York's death for months before stabbing her repeatedly in a classroom on the third day of school last August. Read more...

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February 28, 2012

1 Dead, 4 Wounded in High School Shooting

A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said. A student who saw the attack up close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the one who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the cafeteria table. Read more...

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1 Killed, 20 Injured in Shooting at Nightclub

Police said one person was killed and 20 others were injured in a shooting at a Tennessee nightclub. An apparent dispute between several people at the Karma Lounge in Jackson led to at least three people opening fire, according to the Jackson Police Department. The club was hosting an after-party for a basketball game between Lane College and Lemoyne-Owen College. Read more...

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Wife Found Dead in Georgia Home

Homicide detectives in Georgia were investigating after a woman was found dead inside a home. The 43-year-old woman's husband has been named as a person of interest in her death. He claims that a group of Japanese men broke into the home, raped her and then strangled her. Her body was found by police responding to a call for help at the home in Decatur, about six miles east of Atlanta. Read more...

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February 24, 2012

Suspect in Trooper Death Shoots Himself

A possible suspect in the shooting death of a veteran Washington State trooper during a routine traffic stop shot himself hours later as police closed in, authorities said. A SWAT team was approaching a house in Port Orchard where they hoped to find the registered owner of a truck the trooper had stopped. They heard a shot and found the man with a self-inflicted wound. He was taken to a Tacoma hospital. Read more...

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Washington Trooper Killed in Traffic Stop

A Washington state trooper has been found shot to death following a traffic stop. State Patrol spokesman Monte Simpson says the shooting occurred just outside the Kitsap County town of Gorst shortly before 1 a.m. He says no one has been apprehended in the shooting. Read more...

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Hospital Worker Shoots Two Supervisors

A 65-year-old hospital maintenance worker shot and wounded two of his supervisors in a dispute over a disciplinary issue, said police. Victor Valcarcel, Sr., was arrested at his house within about an hour of the shooting, which took place at the 200-bed Hospital for Special Care, a private nonprofit facility specializing in rehabilitation and long-term acute care. He has been charged with first-degree assault and criminal intent to commit murder. Read more...

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February 23, 2012

Man Charged With Murder of Teen He Met Online

A convicted rapist accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, several days after authorities found the girl's body in a blue, plastic barrel in western Arkansas. A judge appointed a public defender to represent Lloyd Jones, 36, in the case of Angela Allen's death. The public defender's office said an attorney hasn't yet been assigned. He was being held at the Sebastian County jail on $1 million bond. Read more...

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Wal-Mart Worker Shoots Boss, Kills Self

An employee at a Wal-Mart distribution center shot his manager in her leg, then fatally shot himself, the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office said. The shooter was a 32-year-old Petersburg man who had worked in the shipping department for nine years. He was working on the day shift and had just returned from his lunch break when he opened fire. After shooting his manager, he fired two shots at deputies responding to the scene before turning the gun on himself. Read more...

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February 22, 2012

5 Dead in Shooting at Health Spa

Five people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a Norcross, Ga., health spa, northeast of Atlanta, local police said. On arrival at the scene, officers found four people dead, Norcross police captain Brian Harr told Reuters. A fifth victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Harr said they believe the shooter was among the dead. Read more...

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February 21, 2012

Remains Found of Girl Missing Since 1999

The skeletal remains of a 14-year-old Ohio runaway girl have been found underneath the home of the man who was a suspect in her disappearance. The remains have been positively identified as Nicholle Coppler, who vanished in 1999 and was last seen at the home of Glen Fryer. Fryer reportedly committed suicide in 2002 after he was convicted of raping another girl. Read more...

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February 20, 2012

Body Found in Search for South Carolina Woman

A South Carolina coroner has identified a body found in a national forest as that of a woman who went missing this month. Authorities said the woman, 30-year-old Dara Lee Watson, was killed by her former fiance days before he committed suicide. Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said Saturday that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. The body was found Friday in the Frances Marion National Forest, not far from where police had discovered the woman's torched SUV. Read more...

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Mom, Baby Found Shot to Death

Police say a 19-year-old mom and her 1-year-old daughter were found shot to death in a Cleveland garage next to the body of the woman's estranged boyfriend, who was suspected of kidnapping them. Cleveland police Sgt. Sammy Morris said the three were found with gunshot wounds before 3 a.m. Sunday in a closed garage at an unoccupied building. He said it appeared the man, Thomas Lorde, 35, had shot himself in the head. Read more...

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Woman Admits to Taking Baby From Womb

A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty but mentally ill to killing an expectant mother and taking her baby. Kathy Coy of Morgantown cried as she entered the plea in Warren Circuit Court. Family and friends of the victim, 21-year-old Jamie Stice, looked on, all wearing pink ribbons. Coy pleaded guilty to three counts — murder, capital kidnapping and kidnapping. The plea deal calls for her to receive life in prison without parole when she's sentenced March 1. Read more...

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February 16, 2012

Josh Powell Set Up Sham Residence

Authorities said Josh Powell was not living at the house he rigged as a bomb and blew up, killing himself and his two young sons, the Tacoma News Tribune reported. Pierce County sheriff's detectives told citizens at a community meeting on Monday that the house Powell showed to authorities was a sham -- intended to look like a loving home where his two sons could visit, according to the newspaper. Read more...

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February 15, 2012

Woman's Fiance Seen Near Her Burned SUV

Authorities confirmed that the death of a missing South Carolina woman's fiance was a suicide, and they revealed that he had been seen leaving the area where Dara Watson's sport-utility vehicle was found burning, WCBD-TV in Charleston reported. In a news conference held by Mount Pleasant police, officials said witnesses identified fiance David Hedrick as leaving the scene with a shovel, according to the station. Read more...

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February 13, 2012

Man to Face Alabama Trial in Wife's Diving Death

A dream honeymoon to scuba dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef turned into a terrible nightmare, and the horror is about to play out years later in a courtroom in Alabama. An Alabama man who already served prison time in Australia after pleading guilty to a reduced charged in the death of his bride goes to trial Monday, accused of murdering her for insurance money. Tina Thomas Watson drowned during a scuba dive on the reef just days after her wedding in October 2003. Read more...

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Powell Search Resumes at Recycling Center

The Pierce County sheriff's office says a search has resumed at a recycling center near Puyallup, Wash., for papers that Josh Powell is believed to have dumped before he killed himself and his two sons in a house fire last week. Powell was the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell. He attacked his 5- and 7-year-old sons with a hatchet last Sunday and then ignited the house in a gas-fueled inferno. Read more...

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February 11, 2012

Powell Comforter Tests Positive for Blood

Police in Washington state who searched a storage unit rented by Josh Powell found a stained comforter that tested positive for blood in initial exams, according to documents filed in court. Pierce County detectives reported finding a gray-blue comforter with a stain. The search warrant documents say the comforter tested positive for blood. Investigators planned to perform further tests. Powell killed himself and his two young sons in a gas-fueled inferno Sunday, and Pierce County authorities consider it an admission that he killed his wife. Read more...

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Killer's Tip Leads Police to Human Remains

Information provided by a California death row inmate who was one of the two notorious "Speed Freak Killers" led to the discovery Friday of a second set of human remains, this time believed to belong to a 16-year-old girl who went missing nearly three decades ago. Specially trained dogs led authorities to a partial human skull and bones buried on a remote Calaveras County property, said Deputy Les Garcia, spokesman for the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department, which is leading the search. Read more...

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February 10, 2012

Powell Had 'Incestuous' Images on Computer

Before Josh Powell was going to try to win back custody of his children last week, Washington state authorities received materials from Utah police that had been discovered on a computer in Powell's home two years ago. Authorities say the images depicted "incestuous" sex and were disconcerting enough that they prompted a psychologist to recommend that Powell undergo an intensive psychosexual evaluation. But a lawyer for Powell's in-laws, who had custody of the boys, wasn't invited to see the materials before the custody hearing - even though a Utah judge had specified in a sealed court order that he was one of the few people allowed to see them. Read more...

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Josh Powell Told Son He Had 'Surprise'

The Washington state social worker who was supposed to supervise a visit between Josh Powell and his young sons says Powell told his oldest boy he had a "surprise" for him moments before attacking and killing the children. Elizabeth Griffin-Hall said in an interview to air on ABC's "20/20" that Powell slammed the door on her after he had the children inside the house. Hall said she banged on the door to try to get inside and heard Powell tell 7-year-old Charlie: "I've got a big surprise for you." She also heard 5-year-old Braden crying. Read more...

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February 09, 2012

Thrill-Kill Teen Gets Life

A teenage girl who once faced first-degree murder charges for killing a 9-year-old neighbor just to see how it felt has agreed to a plea deal that gives her hope of one day being paroled. Alyssa Bustamante, 18, has been sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in the death of Elizabeth Olten in 2009. Bustamante wrote in her diary that killing Olten was 'pretty enjoyable,' according to court records. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:42 AM

Reality TV Producer Beresford-Redman Extradited

Bruce Beresford-Redman, the reality television-show producer accused of murdering his wife, Monica, in Cancun in 2010, has been extradited to Mexico. The one-time "Survivor"producer's attorney, Richard Hirsch, confirmed that Beresford-Redman's extradition process began Tuesday and he was extradited to Cancun, where he must face the magistrate within six days. Read more...

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Facebook Spat Leads to 2 Shooting Deaths

Authorities say a father who was upset after a Tennessee couple deleted his adult daughter as a friend on Facebook has been charged with killing the couple. Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said Wednesday the victims had complained to police that Marvin Potter's daughter was harassing them after they deleted her as a friend on the social networking site. Potter has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in last week's slayings of Billy Payne Jr. and his girlfriend, Billie Jean Hayworth. Their baby was found unharmed in Hayworth's arms. Read more...

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February 08, 2012

Arrests Made in Murder of Arizona Couple

Police said that they have arrested five people in the shocking deaths of an Arizona couple found tied up and burned beyond recognition in their stylish stucco home in a posh Phoenix suburb. The murders of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro, well-to-do philanthropists in their 70s, were the first in nearly eight years in Paradise Valley, which is set among picture-perfect mountains popular with hikers and is home to some of the area's nicest resorts and lushest golf courses. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:42 AM

Former MLB Player Clyburn Killed

Police say former major league outfielder Danny Clyburn Jr. has been shot and killed in his South Carolina hometown. Lancaster police say officers found the 37-year-old Clyburn lying in the front yard of his home. Witnesses told police they saw Clyburn arguing with 36-year-old Derrick Lamont McIlwain shortly before Clyburn was shot. Police say McIlwain turned himself in to authorities later and is charged with murder and weapons possession. Read more...

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2 Dead, 2 Hurt After Transit Stop Shooting

A suspected gunman and another man are dead and a police officer and another bystander are wounded after a shootout at a suburban Dallas transit station. The incident happened at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit train station in Richardson. Richardson police Sgt. Kevin Perlich (PUR'-lihk) says a man reported to be disorderly stepped from a DART bus and shot a DART police officer who challenged him. The officer returned fire. Two bystanders were struck in the exchange of gunfire. Read more...

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February 07, 2012

Powell Boys Had 'Chop Injuries' to Necks

The two young sons of a missing Utah woman had chop-type injuries on their necks and a hatchet was found near their bodies after the home where they were visiting their father exploded. Authorities believe Josh Powell, a suspect in the disappearance of his wife Susan, tried to chop the boys' heads off before setting the house on fire. The double-murder suicide was a deliberate, planned-out event, investigators said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:35 AM

Ohio Girl, 16, Dragged to Death

Authorities say a 16-year-old Ohio girl was dragged to death by a vehicle during a late-night argument. Police in Cleveland say the teen was standing next to the vehicle when the driver accelerated, dragging the girl. She fell from the vehicle and later died at MetroHealth Medical Center. Police are looking for an 18-year-old suspect who was driving a maroon Jeep. Read more...

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February 06, 2012

Trial Opens For Woman Accused in Dragging Death

The trial of a woman charged in the dragging death of a tow truck driver is under way in Colorado Springs. Detra Farries is charged with manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a deadly accident that killed Allen Lew Rose last year. In opening arguments, prosecutors said Rose was trying to tow Farries' SUV when he got snagged in a tow cable as Farries drove away. Read more...

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February 04, 2012

Somer Thompson's Killer Gets Plea Deal

The man who kidnapped 7-year-old Somer Thompson on her way home from school two years ago has avoided the death penalty by accepting a plea deal. Jarred Harrell was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole after agreeing to drop his right to appeal the sentence later. Somer's family members agreed to the plea deal, prosecutors said. Read more...

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Alabama Police Kill Fugitive Cop Killer

Authorities shot and killed an escaped inmate who stabbed one Mobile police officer to death and wounded a second after fleeing in a stolen police car. Cpl. Christopher Levy, spokesman for the Mobile Police Department, said Lawrence Wallace Jr., 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of a standoff several miles from the location where Officer Steven Green was stabbed. Lori Myles, spokeswoman for the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, said the incident began around 3:50 p.m. as Green transported Lawrence to Mobile County Metro Jail for booking on a robbery charge. Lawrence stabbed Green and then fled in the officer's patrol car. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:26 AM

February 03, 2012

Psychologist Believes Loughner's Still Incompetent

A federal judge says a psychologist believes the Tucson shooting rampage suspect is still incompetent to stand trial. U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns scheduled a hearing for Monday in San Diego on the status of the Jared Lee Loughner case. Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting in Tucson that killed six people and injured 13 including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:44 AM

Murder Suspect Arrested in Georgia

A New Ellenton fugitive who faces murder and weapons charges in connection with the death of an 18-year-old New Ellenton man in Aiken County was arrested in Pooler, Ga., officials said. Christopher Nathaniel Parker, 24, has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, said Aiken County Sheriff's Office Capt. Troy Elwell. "Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and authorities in Pooler, Ga., took Parker into custody without incident," Elwell said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:43 AM

February 01, 2012

Deaths of Pastor's Wives Ruled Homicides

Authorities now say the deaths of both wives of a jailed Pennsylvania pastor were homicides. Former Reeders United Methodist Church pastor Arthur Schirmer is awaiting trial in the July 2008 killing of his second wife, Betty Jean. Authorities said that the 1999 death of Jewel Schirmer was also a homicide. Officials began looking into Jewel's death after Arthur Schirmer was charged with killing Betty Jean. Read more...

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January 31, 2012

Zahra Baker's Dad Deported to Australia

The father of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her stepmother in western North Carolina has been deported to his native Australia. Attorney Shell Pearce says his client, Adam Baker, was deported roughly two weeks ago by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Pearce says Baker brought the remains of his daughter, Zahra, with him for burial in Australia. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:14 AM

Three Suspects Held in 5 Killings

Three men were in police custody in connection with a quintuple murder at a bullet-riddled house in a working class neighborhood near downtown Birmingham, police said. The bodies of five people shot dead were found early on Sunday morning at the home, which was riddled with bullet holes, in the Ensley Highlands area, the Birmingham Police Department said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:13 AM

Mom Pleads Not Guilty in Newborn Twins' Death

An Iowa woman accused of killing her newborn twin daughters and hiding their bodies in the trunk of her car has pleaded not guilty. Jackie Burkle is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. She is being held on $1 million bond. Her attorney entered a written plea of not guilty on her behalf in Story County District Court in Nevada. Police found the infants' bodies in the trunk of Burkle's car on Jan. 7 after receiving a call to check on her. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:12 AM

January 30, 2012

Officers Checking Robbery Find 5 Dead

Police investigating a possible robbery at a Birmingham home instead found five people dead inside, authorities said. Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said officers arrived at the house after getting a call that a robbery was in progress and soon discovered the five victims. He told reporters that investigators are interviewing potential witnesses but so far have made no arrests. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:44 AM

Man Faces Murder Charges in 2 States

Authorities say a 26-year-old man faces murder charges in two states following the fatal shootings of a South Carolina police officer and a Georgia woman. Police in South Carolina say Joshua Tremaine Jones has been charged with murder in the death of Aiken police Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers. The nearly 28-year veteran was shot after responding to a report of suspicious activity involving two cars near a local park. Jones was arrested hours later in Batesburg. Police said Saturday evening that the 49-year-old Rogers had died at an area hospital. Read more...

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January 28, 2012

Woman Gets Life for Killing Yoga Co-Worker

A woman convicted of killing her co-worker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in the Washington suburbs, then spinning an elaborate lie about being attacked by two masked men, was ordered Friday to spend the rest of her life behind bars. A judge sentenced Brittany Norwood, 29, to life in prison without parole, rejecting defense pleas that she deserved an eventual shot at rehabilitation and freedom. Read more...

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January 27, 2012

Grand Jury Investigates Celina Cass Death

Six months after an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl disappeared from her home during the middle of the night, no suspects have been named in her abduction or death. However, a grand jury has heard testimony from members of Celina Cass' family as the lead prosecutor claims the investigation remains active. Cass vanished from her home on June 25, 2011 and her body was found in the Connecticut River a week later. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:40 AM

April Trial Set in Jennifer Hudson's Family Murders

A judge ordered a man charged in the 2008 Chicago slayings of Jennifer Hudson's mother and two other family members to stand trial in April, despite the objections of his attorney, who said she was not ready. After listening to William Balfour's attorney say she's still building her case, a clearly exasperated Cook County Judge William Charles Burns said it didn't appear she was making any progress and set a date. Balfour, 30, is the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:34 AM

January 26, 2012

Skakel Says Sentence Is Excessive

A lawyer for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel told a panel of Connecticut judges that his client's 20-years-to-life prison sentence for killing his teen neighbor in 1975 was excessive. Skakel, who was convicted in 2002 of beating 15-year-old Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in wealthy Greenwich, also addressed the court, saying, "I didn't commit this crime." Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:09 AM

Richey Pleads Not Guilty to Threat

A Scotsman released from an American prison after spending two decades on Ohio's death row pleaded not guilty to charges that he threatened a judge who prosecuted his original case. Ken Richey appeared in a northwest Ohio court on charges of retaliation and violating a civil protection order. Richey sat in a chair with his hands clasped in his lap and didn't speak during the hearing. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:09 AM

Man Hacked Victim With Ax, Ate Brain

A Florida man has been arrested on charges that he hacked to death a Connecticut man and ate the victim's eye and part of his brain. Police in Lynn Haven, Fla., said that 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith was arrested on a Connecticut warrant for murder. According to police in Bridgeport, Conn., Smith was covered in blood when he told a relative on Dec. 16 that he had killed a man with a hatchet and eaten pieces of his brain and his eye. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:08 AM

Manhunt Under Way for Killer Landlord

A nationwide manhunt was under way after cops said that a New Mexico landlord shot dead two of his tenants following an argument over rent money. An arrest warrant for Arthur "Arturo" Anaya of Santa Fe was issued on two counts of murder after Theresa Vigil, 51, and her daughter's boyfriend, 16-year-old Austin Urban, were shot dead Monday, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. The two victims lived in a mobile home on Anaya's land in Santa Fe, along with Vigil's 17-year-old daughter Natalie. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:08 AM

January 25, 2012

'Rockefeller' Ordered to Stand Trial

A German man who pretended to be a member of the Rockefeller family was ordered to stand trial for murder after a preliminary hearing in California. Christian Gerhartsreiter is facing murder charges for the 1985 death of John Sohus, his landlord and neighbor. Gerhartsreiter is suspected in the death of John Sohus' wife Linda, but her body has never been found and charges have not be filed. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:43 AM

Van der Sloot Appeals 28-Year Sentence

Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot is appealing his 28-year jail sentence for killing a young business student in Peru two years ago, his lawyer said. Van der Sloot, who was arrested but never charged over the disappearance of Alabama woman Natalee Holloway in 2005, apologized for murdering student Stephany Flores and accepted all charges against him earlier this month. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:42 AM

'Headless Body in Topless Bar' Killer Denied Parole

New York state authorities denied parole to the man convicted of the crime that generated one of the most famous headlines in U.S. journalism: the New York Post's "Headless body in topless bar." The parole board denied early release for Charles Dingle, 53, convicted of the 1983 rampage in which he fatally shot the owner of a topless bar, took hostages, raped a woman and forced another to cut off the dead man's head in order to prevent police from linking the bullet to his gun. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:41 AM

January 24, 2012

Dahmer Survivor Sentenced in Drowning Death

The man who led police to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer two decades ago was sentenced to a year and a half behind bars for his role in the drowning death of a homeless man. Tracy Edwards' attorney argued that the Dahmer encounter had a profound impact on his client, who has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, and that the remorse he felt over the death last summer of Johnny Jordan just added to his pain. "He's going to have another ghost to haunt him all his life," lawyer Paul Ksicinski told the judge. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:32 AM

Woman Convicted in Millionaire's '94 Murder

A woman accused of arranging to have an ex-NFL player kill her millionaire boyfriend in 1994 has been found guilty of first-degree murder. An Orange County jury also found that Nanette Ann Packard committed the crime for financial gain. Prosecutors said Packard gave keys to ex-NFL linebacker Eric Naposki so he could enter the Newport Beach home of William McLaughlin and shoot him six times in 1994. Naposki, a former Patriots and Colts player who worked as a nightclub bouncer, was convicted of the murder last year. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:32 AM

'Headless Body in Topless Bar' Killer Seeks Parole

The murderer convicted of killing a bar owner, taking four women hostage and forcing one of them to cut off the dead bar owner's head during a drug-fueled crime spree three decades ago is seeking parole for a third time. The New York Post, which dubbed now 53-year-old Charles Dingle the "Headless Body in a Topless Bar" killer after he committed the 1983 spree, reports the felon will ask a three-person parole board to spring him from the upstate Wende Correctional Facility. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:31 AM

Small-Town Mayor Shot Dead, Suspect Surrenders

The mayor of a small western Kentucky town has been shot and killed in his home, and a suspect turned himself in shortly afterward. Hickman Police Chief Tony Grogan says Mayor Charles Murphy was slain in the town of about 2,500 people. Grogan says 30-year-old Thomas Joseph Lattus walked into the police department around 1 a.m. and admitted to the shooting, and he was charged with murder. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 05:30 AM

January 23, 2012

Bodies of Missing Texas Family Found

The Dallas County Medical Examiner on Sunday identified three bodies as members of a Texas family that disappeared last week. The bodies of Harold and Sue Harpst and Sue's daughter, Regina Taunton, were found behind a barn near Sherman, Texas, KXAS-TV reported. They had been missing since Jan. 15. Sue Harpst's son, Thomas Taunton, is in custody in Louisiana and has been charged with their murders based on evidence found at their home in Fannin County, Texas. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 09:00 AM

Abortion Doctor Freed After Posting Bail

Lawyers for a Utah abortion doctor charged with murder for the death of a fetus in Maryland asked a judge to throw out the charges, arguing she is immune from prosecution and that the state is trying to infringe upon a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. Nicola Riley and her former colleague, Steven Brigham of New Jersey, were indicted last month under a law that allows murder charges to be brought in the death of a viable fetus. The 2005 law had only been used previously for cases in which defendants were accused of assaulting or killing pregnant women, and prosecutors have acknowledged they are in uncharted territory by using it to charge abortion doctors. Thirty-seven other states have similar statutes. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:59 AM

Suspect Sought in Huckabee Relative's Death

Authorities in Arkansas were searching for a suspect wanted in a homicide and kidnapping case involving a distant relative of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Police issued an arrest warrant for Donald Hux after investigators found the body of Sandy Carl Huckabee at his home in Arkadelphia, which is about 70 miles southwest of Little Rock. Former Huckabee spokesman Jim Harris said Sandy Huckabee's father was the first cousin of former presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee's father. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:59 AM

Man Charged in 1989 Honolulu Murder

The 52-year-old man arrested in connection with a murder that happened more than 20 years ago has been charged with murder and sex assault. Gerald Austin remains in police custody unable to post a $200,000 bail. In 1989, 81-year-old Edith Skinner was found dead in her apartment on Kalakaua Avenue. Witnesses say they saw a man leaving the apartment that morning, but the case went cold. Authorities say DNA linked Austin to the case. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:58 AM