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Belgium Authorities Think They've Got 'Man in the Hat'

'Several arrests' made in Belgium linked to Paris, Brussels terror attacks

(Newser) - Mohamed Abrini, one of the suspects in the November Paris attacks (and said to be likely involved in last month's Brussels attacks ) was arrested Friday in Brussels, unnamed sources tell Belgian broadcaster VRT, via Reuters —and he's likely the mysterious "man in the hat" seen... More »

Cops Aim Sketch, $28K at Nabbing Bangkok Bomber

Thai police aren't convinced he acted alone, though

(Newser) - Thai law enforcement have released an arrest warrant, police sketch, and a hefty reward in their efforts to catch the bomber behind this week's deadly blast in Bangkok , the AP and ah report. Cops say the sketch released today, which shows a man with bushy dark hair and eyeglasses,... More »

LAX Suspect Was Dropped Off by Friend

Paul Ciancia says he acted alone

(Newser) - Alleged LAX gunman Paul Ciancia told investigators he had acted alone after being dropped off by a friend in a black Hyundai, a police official tells the AP ; that friend, officials believe, didn't know what Ciancia had planned. The accused shooter is currently under heavy sedation—and 24-hour armed... More »

Video May Show Suspect in Boston

FBI says no arrests have been made

(Newser) - Authorities have spotted a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, sources tell CNN . The breakthrough comes based on analysis of security camera footage from a Lord & Taylor store near the site of the second explosion. Other outlets echoed the news, and some, including AP , initially reported that a... More »

Cops Nab 5 in Mexico Tourist Rapes

One woman wasn't attacked because she was Mexican: official

(Newser) - Mexican police have arrested five suspects in the alleged gang-rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco. There are seven total suspects in the attack, says the leader of fifty investigators on the case; the suspects are all between 20 and 30 years old. The arrested suspects' family members are protesting... More »

Bank Robber Suspected in Bomb Plot Near Columbine

65-year-old Earl Albert Moore seen in mall security footage

(Newser) - The FBI suspects a paroled bank robber, still at large, planted a pipe bomb at a mall near Columbine last week , Reuters reports. Earl Albert Moore “is considered armed and dangerous and has an extensive criminal background,” the FBI said. The 65-year-old had been a “person of... More »

Experts See Professional Jealousy in Yale Killing

Did Raymond Clark kill Annie Le because she was moving on?

(Newser) - Ray Clark could have strangled Annie Le because she was moving on to a satisfying career while he had to clean mouse cages in a lab, criminologists tell ABC News. If Clark is guilty, he may have suffered from what experts call "relative deprivation"—a mindset created "... More »

Police Suspect Lab Tech in Yale Killing

Cops deny reports that a student was suspected in Annie Le's murder

(Newser) - Police suspect a Yale lab technician in the killing of student Annie Le, rather than another student, as had previously been reported, the New Haven Independent reports. Police were investigating the employee, who works with animal testing, even before they found Le’s body, curious about the scratch marks on... More »

Student Named as Suspect in Yale Homicide

Has defensive wounds, failed polygraph test; may not be fellow Yalie

(Newser) - Police have a suspect in the slaying of a Yale graduate student: another student—not necessarily enrolled at Yale—who bears defensive wounds and failed a polygraph test, MSNBC reports. An autopsy performed today confirmed that the body found yesterday is Annie Le's. Police have turned their focus to finding... More »

Philly Neighbors Beat Man Wanted for Child Rape

11-year-old Philly girl was repeatedly raped after day care

(Newser) - Philadelphia vigilantes attacked a man they suspect raped an 11-year-old girl on Monday, leaving him in critical condition, the Inquirer reports. Police thanked the mob for helping nab Jose Carrasquillo, 26, considered a person of interest because physical evidence links him to the rape site. "I'm glad," ... More »

30 Years Later, Case of 1st Boy on Milk Carton Still a Mystery

Spawned missing children's movement

(Newser) - Almost 30 years after he walked himself the few blocks to the bus stop for the very first time, the case of Etan Patz is unresolved. The boy, then 6, became the first missing child to grace a milk carton, and the New York case sparked a nationwide missing-children's movement,... More »

Suspect In Wesleyan Slaying Turns Himself In

(Newser) - The suspect in the fatal shooting of a female student at Wesleyan University has turned himself in to police, the Hartford Courant reports. Police say Stephen Morgan, 29, donned a disguise and shot Johanna Justin-Jinich, 21, several times at point-blank range in a bookstore. The two knew each other from... More »

Private Maddy Probe Yields Sketch of Suspect

Man watched family for days: witnesses

(Newser) - Madeleine McCann's parents say they hope a new artist's sketch of a pockmarked, frail man seen lurking around their Portugal apartment before the child disappeared will yield fresh clues. Detectives the couple hired interviewed witnesses and combed police files to produce the image, People reports. Gerry and Kate McCann will... More »

Wanted Prof's Jeep Found in Ga. Ravine

Zinkhan, suspected of killing wife and 2 others, still at large

(Newser) - The University of Georgia professor suspected of shooting and killing his wife and two others last weekend remains at large, but authorities have finally found his car, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Jeep was discovered “well off the beaten path” in a wooded ravine near George Zinkhan’s house.... More »

Obama Looks to Limit Right to Counsel

(Newser) - The Obama administration is pushing for a Supreme Court decision that would curtail the right of criminal suspects to counsel, the AP reports. At issue is a 1986 ruling that prevents police from questioning suspects unless a lawyer is present. The Justice Department says the restriction “serves no real... More »

Police Charge Premed Student as 'Craigslist Killer'

(Newser) - Boston police arrested 22-year-old premed student Philip H. Markoff today for being the "Craigslist killer," the Boston Herald reports. Nabbed at a traffic stop outside Boston, Markoff was charged with murder, kidnapping, and unlawful possession of a firearm, and thrown behind bars. Police believe he murdered a... More »

Litvinenko Murder Suspect Halts Mayor Bid

Party says he lacked enough backers for Olympic city race

(Newser) - The UK's top suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko has quit the mayoral race in the Russian city set to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics, Reuters reports. “The leadership of the party took a final decision that my candidacy would not be put forward,” Andrei Lugovoy said,... More »

Peterson Fiancee, After Bolting, Moves Back In

Father vows to break up daughter, murder suspect

(Newser) - Drew Peterson’s latest galpal—who claimed last week their engagement was nothing more than a publicity stunt—has moved back in with the suspected wife killer, the Joliet Herald News reports. The move comes less than two weeks after 24-year-old Christina Raines moved out of Peterson’s house with... More »

Police Help Drew Peterson's Fiancée Move Out

(Newser) - Drew Peterson’s fiancée ended their relationship today and moved out—with a little help from the police, her dad, and Dr. Phil, the Chicago Tribune reports. Christina Raines first called her father for help moving. After arriving with a cameraman from Dr. Phil's show in tow, he called... More »

Drew Peterson: I Wouldn't Trust Me, Either

Murder suspect says he understands fears of fiancée's family

(Newser) - Drew Peterson, divorced from wives No. 1 and 2 and suspected of killing wives No. 3 and 4, understands why the family of would-be wife No. 5 is none too pleased with their engagement, ABC reports. “I would have concerns if I were the friends and family of this... More »

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