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Teen Witness Could Solve 1978 Murder at Sea

Silas Boston, 75, charged with killing British couple on his boat in Caribbean

(Newser) - Nearly 40 years after he took a young British couple sailing on his boat, a California retiree has been charged with killing them, the Sacramento Bee reports. Prosecutors say Silas Duane Boston, 75, beat and hog-tied Christopher Farmer and girlfriend Peta Frampton aboard his boat in Belize before throwing them... More »

Police Arrest Elderly Suspect in 51-Year-Old Murder

78-year-old man suspected in murder of Elsie Frost in the UK

(Newser) - When 14-year-old Elsie Frost was found dying of multiple stab wounds in a tunnel under a West Yorkshire train overpass in October of 1965, the news of her vicious murder "caused widespread shock and revulsion" across England, reports the Telegraph . But in spite of police questioning 12,000 men,... More »

Girl's Body Exhumed 54 Years After Murder

Investigators hope new DNA techniques will help nail prime suspect

(Newser) - A little girl's body has been exhumed 54 years after her murder, by cops who now think they can nail the killer using new forensics techniques. Prime suspect Jack McCullough, a former neighbor of the 7-year-old girl, has already been extradited from Washington to Illinois to face charges. "... More »

Mackenzie Phillips Busted for Drugs

Heroin, cocaine found on One Day at a Time star at LA airport

(Newser) - 1980s TV star Mackenzie Phillips, 48, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport this morning for allegedly trying to take small amounts of heroin and cocaine on a flight, E! News reports. The former One Day at a Time star—who lost her role because of drugs—has more recently... More »

CBS Lands Bruckheimer's 'Eleventh Hour'

Huge $25M-$30M deal for British scientific thriller beats out ABC

(Newser) - CBS beat out all comers, mainly ABC, for the rights to a Jerry Bruckheimer/Warner Brothers adaptation of the British series Eleventh Hour, a scientific thriller a la X-Files. The deal, pronounced the biggest of this development season, puts CBS on the hook for $25 million to $30 million, Variety reports. More »

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