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Guy Kills Buddy Wearing Bulletproof Vest

Mark Ramiro, 30, faces first-degree murder charge

(Newser) - Ready, aim—shoot and kill a friend who's wearing a bullet-proof vest. Police say that very tragedy unfolded in Baltimore on Wednesday when Mark Ramiro, 30, shot Darnell Mitchell, 28, with a .22-caliber bullet, Reuters reports. A third friend apparently recorded Mitchell on video boasting that he was going... More »

'Utter Tragedy': Swimmer Survives, Lifeguard Dies

Ben Carlson, 32, is first Newport Beach lifeguard to die in line of duty

(Newser) - A veteran California lifeguard who spent nearly half his life saving swimmers in Newport Beach died yesterday during a rescue attempt. Ben Carlson, 32, who KTLA reports had been a local lifeguard for 15 years, dove into tumultuous 10-foot waves around 5pm to help a man in distress. Carlson reached... More »

Woman Dies, Man Loses Hands in July 4 Accidents

Also, a Detroit man dies after firework flies into chest

(Newser) - Another Fourth of July has passed and once again, carelessness or bad luck with fireworks meant some people didn't make it through the weekend. Some cases from around the country:
  • Detroit man Mike Aburouman, 44, was killed almost instantly when a firework he picked up to light flew directly
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Woman Killed by ... Phone Charger

Sheryl Aldeguer electrocuted by faulty charger in April

(Newser) - A mother of two has died in Australia thanks to a $4.95 phone charger. Authorities say Sheryl Anne Aldeguer, 28, was talking on the phone, plugged into a cheap charger that failed to meet Australian safety rules, when she was electrocuted with 240 volts and died instantly. The Filipino... More »

Man's Whole Body Pulled Through Wood Chipper

It's not clear how worker fell in while landscaping

(Newser) - It was, as a witness pointed out, like a scene from a movie, and "horrifying": A landscape worker died yesterday afternoon in Davie, Fla., when he fell into a wood chipper; his entire body was pulled through. "I look outside and I see some piles of blood,"... More »

New Dad Shot While Welcoming Baby Home

Freak accident after Florida neighbor's gun discharges

(Newser) - Steven Justin Ayers was celebrating the arrival of his new baby at the home he and his wife had just bought in September when a bizarre accident—one that an officer labels as having "one in infinity" odds—took his life. The 33-year-old guitar teacher, his wife, their 3-day-old... More »

Boy, 2, Dies in Freak Accident at Fisherman's Wharf

He was crushed by falling dolphin statue

(Newser) - A Utah family's visit to San Francisco ended in horror when their 2-year-old son died after a freak accident outside a Fisherman's Wharf antique store. Police say Kayson Shelton climbed up on a large, heavy dolphin statue, causing it to tip over on him, reports the San Francisco ... More »

Teen Dies While Trying to Take Selfie

Indian 16-year-old posed on train tracks

(Newser) - Apparently taking selfies in front of moving trains is now a thing—a thing that got a 16-year-old student from Kerala, India, killed Wednesday. Canadian Jared Frank may have become a YouTube sensation thanks to his video of getting kicked in the head when he tried the stunt in Peru—... More »

After Boy's Freak Death, 'Mr Awesome' Portrait Goes Viral

Calder Sloan had drawn himself 5 months before he died

(Newser) - Five months ago, Calder Jacob Sloan drew a self-portrait he called "Mr. Awesome." On April 13, just one week after he turned 7, the Miami boy was killed in a freak accident. But "Mr. Awesome" continues to inspire—just like Calder did, say parents Carla Kaufman and... More »

First Death Linked to Legal Colorado Weed

Teen jumped to his death after eating pot cookie

(Newser) - For the first time since Colorado legalized weed for recreational use, a coroner has listed "marijuana intoxication" as a contributor to a death. Wyoming student Levy Thamba was in Denver on spring break with three friends when he jumped to his death from a Holiday Inn balcony after eating... More »

Family of Guy Who Shot Himself: It Wasn't Suicide

They want James Jewell's cause of death listed as an accident

(Newser) - The death of the Michigan man who shot himself while attempting to demonstrate how safe his guns were has been ruled a suicide—and his family isn't happy about it. Jennifer Jackson says her longtime boyfriend James Jewell, 39, wasn't trying to take his own life: "I... More »

Girl's Death Blamed on Sedatives in Dentist's Chair

Autopsy report says sedatives, anesthesia likely to blame

(Newser) - Drugs are likely to blame for the death of Finley Boyle, the 3-year-old Hawaii girl who died a month after going into cardiac arrest during a root canal at a Kailua dentist's office on Dec. 3, according to the official autopsy report. The report says the combination of sedatives... More »

Teen Killed Trying to Retrieve Phone From Tracks

She was sucked in by freight train's 'vacuum'

(Newser) - Yet another person has died after putting her phone's safety ahead of her own. Jenna Betti, 14, was killed by a freight train on Sunday when she tried to retrieve a phone she had dropped on the tracks in Martinez, Calif., reports the San Francisco Chronicle . She had been... More »

Man Tries to Show How Safe His Guns Are, Kills Self

His safety demo reportedly involved putting his guns to his head

(Newser) - A Michigan man was trying to show his girlfriend how safe his guns were last Sunday, and ended up killing himself in the process. The 36-year-old man's girlfriend told police that after a day of drinking, he was demonstrating how to use his handguns. To drive home how safe... More »

Boy, 4, Killed in Freak Accidental Stabbing

Bralyn Shively dies after hammock breaks, he falls on uncle holding knife

(Newser) - As far as stabbings go, this one is as improbable as it is tragic: A 4-year-old Oklahoma boy was killed Saturday in a freak accident involving a hammock and a knife. His uncle, Chris Coates, 35, was visiting from Iowa and was lying in a hammock in the Oklahoma City... More »

Newlywed Base-Jumps to Her Death in Utah

As her husband of 2 weeks looked on

(Newser) - A Utah woman attempting a parachute jump near Zion National Park died when her parachute failed to open, say park officials. Amber Bellows fell about 2,000 feet to the ground Saturday afternoon. The 28-year-old had been attempting the jump from Mount Kinesava, in the southern part of the park... More »

Couple Die Having Sex in Car

They left engine running inside garage

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania couple apparently overcome by passion made the fatal mistake of leaving the engine running after they pulled into a Williamsport garage and had sex in their car, police say. The bodies of the partially clad couple, both 40 years old, were found inside the vehicle, which had run... More »

Woman Dies After Scarf Caught on Escalator

Horror in the Montreal subway

(Newser) - Safety mechanisms failed horrifically yesterday when a woman was strangled after her scarf and then her hair became caught in an escalator at a Montreal subway station. “The woman’s scarf got caught in the escalator and then she bent down to try to get it out and her... More »

Woman Crushed to Death in Freak Drawbridge Accident

She was on bridge when it was raised, was killed as it was lowered

(Newser) - A horrific accident in Boston, where a woman was crushed to death in a freak drawbridge accident yesterday. The woman was walking over the Meridian Street bridge when it was raised for a boat; the bridge operator heard her screaming and lowered the bridge—but the woman, clinging to one... More »

Cop Who Shot Kid With Toy Gun Was Firearms Expert

Erick Gelhaus identified as sheriff's deputy that fired

(Newser) - Another detail in the case of the 13-year-old boy who was shot when police officers spotted him holding a plastic BB gun : The sheriff's deputy who shot Andy Lopez Cruz is a gun expert and firearms instructor, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Erick Gelhaus hunts; he's been to... More »

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