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Judge's Sentence for Road-Rage Charge: You Will Knit

'It will not be a meager amount. You have committed a serious offense'

(Newser) - When Amanda McCabe was accused in court of assaulting another Scottish woman after a road-rage incident in Dundee, she had a most unusual reaction: She bragged about what a terrific knitter she was, noting she could whip up a sweater in just a few days, Mashable reports. Clare Smith alleged... More »

Video: Hit-and-Run Moments Before Road-Rage Shooting

There may have been another car accident before the one that led to Will Smith's death

(Newser) - A man has been charged with murder in the road rage shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, but surveillance video from shortly before the shooting raises questions about what actually started the incident. Police say Cardell Hayes' Hummer rear-ended Smith's Mercedes SUV (which in turn... More »

Ex-Saints Player Killed in Road-Rage Incident

Will Smith was on Super Bowl-winning team in 2010

(Newser) - Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who played on the 2010 team that brought home the Super Bowl title, was "having a blast" Saturday night in NOLA's Garden district, per his own Instagram photo . Then abruptly, he was dead, reports the Times Picayune , the victim of... More »

Woman Shot 4 Times in 'Extreme Case of Road Rage'

'Stop the violence ... put down the guns'

(Newser) - A woman was shot four times in what police are calling an "extreme case of road rage" Tuesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio reports. The 39-year-old victim is expected to recover. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press , the victim honked at a tan Jeep Cherokee with tinted windows... More »

Parasite Found in Cat Poop Linked to Rage Disorder

Toxoplasmosis has been linked to host of neurological disorders

(Newser) - People prone to angry outbursts are more than twice as likely to be infected with a common parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which is often spread through cat feces. So report researchers in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , who looked for circulating antibodies to the parasite in 358 adults with intermittent... More »

Another Texas Woman Dies in Road-Rage Shooting

Police are still searching for a male suspect

(Newser) - Police are searching for a man who killed a Texas woman in an apparent road-rage shooting in Arlington on Wednesday. Police say Brittany Daniel, 26, was shot while driving on Interstate 30 about 7pm, reports the Dallas Morning News . Daniel's father tells WFAA that his daughter was dropping off... More »

Marine Arrested in Student's NYE Road-Rage Murder

Cops say Sara Mutschlechner was shot after 2 groups exchanged words

(Newser) - A 20-year-old US Marine stationed in Arizona has become the only person arrested in the New Year's Eve road rage shooting of University of North Texas student Sara Mutschlechner. Eric Jamal Johnson, a corporal who has been in the military since 2013, was taken into custody at the Marine... More »

Texas Student Killed in Road Rage Shooting

She was designated driver after NYE party

(Newser) - The University of North Texas is mourning a 20-year-old student killed in what police are describing as a road-rage incident on New Year's Eve. Police in Denton say Sara Mutschlechner was driving three friends home from a party at around 2am Friday when an SUV carrying five or six... More »

NM Murder Suspect Has Road Rage Past

He allegedly pulled gun in 2006 incident

(Newser) - The man police say confessed to the shocking road-rage killing of a 4-year-old girl in Albuquerque, NM, has a long history of criminal charges—including a previous road-rage incident involving a gun—but no history of convictions. In the previous incident, Tony Torrez allegedly pulled a gun on a man... More »

Suspect in Road Rage Killing of 4-Year-Old Confesses

Anonymous tip led Albuquerque cops to suspect

(Newser) - Police in Albuquerque, NM, charged a man with murder Wednesday night in the road-rage killing of a 4-year-old girl , who was shot in the back seat of her father's truck after he picked her up from school—a death that horrified the public. Police say Tony Torrez, 32, was... More »

4-Year-Old Shot Dead in Road Rage Attack

Albuquerque cops plead for public's help

(Newser) - The chief of police in Albuquerque, NM, sounded completely outraged at a press conference Tuesday evening—with good reason. Chief Gordon Eden pleaded for the public's help in finding a suspect who shot a 4-year-old girl dead in an apparent road-rage attack, KOB reports. "This should have never... More »

Pregnant Teen Shot in the Eye in Road Rage Attack

Police say occupant of passed SUV opened fire on couple

(Newser) - A pregnant teen is in critical condition after an unprovoked road-rage shooting in Reedley, Calif., police say. The 18-year-old victim, who hasn't been named, was riding in an SUV driven by her husband, 26, on Sunday night when he passed a slow-moving vehicle, reports NBC News . Described as a... More »

Road Rage Assault Caught in Viral Video

Helmet cam appears to show Lee Schismenos punch biker

(Newser) - Motorcyclist Cody Munoz decided to buy a helmet camera after watching video logs from other riders—a purchase he’s not likely to regret. While out for a ride with his girlfriend in Yuma, Ariz., on July 11, he came up behind a bus and changed lines in front of... More »

Road-Rage Guy Gets 27 to 50 Years

Martin Zale, 69, settled dispute with 9mm handgun

(Newser) - A Michigan man who shot another driver in the face during a road-rage confrontation got 27 to 50 years in prison yesterday—and won't be eligible for parole until he's 96, USA Today reports. Martin Zale, 69, shot and killed 43-year-old Derek Flemming, a father of two, when... More »

Attorneys: Vegas Shooting Wasn't Road Rage

Lawyers for Erich Nowsch, 19, say it was likely self-defense

(Newser) - Lawyers of the accused say it wasn't road rage, but nor do they offer an alternate theory. Appearing in court today with their client, 19-year-old Erich Nowsch—who allegedly gunned down a suburban mom in Las Vegas on Feb. 12—lawyers said they plan to look over video evidence... More »

Road-Rage Suspect: I 'Got Those Kids'

Police report tells complicated tale of Las Vegas shooting

(Newser) - As more details emerge, the Las Vegas road-rage slaying seems to get more and more complicated. In fact, "road rage" doesn't seem to apply anymore. Suspect Erich Nowsch has told police he wasn't involved in any shooting, period, but cops say the 19-year-old bragged to friends about... More »

Road Rage Suspect Knew Victim Well

Erich Milton Nowsch apparently lived just a block from Tammy Meyers

(Newser) - Police yesterday arrested a suspect in the recent road rage slaying of a Las Vegas woman—and the two knew each other. Erich Milton Nowsch was arrested at a home only about a block away from where victim Tammy Meyers lived; he faces charges of murder and attempted murder and... More »

Family Faces Backlash in Mom's Road-Rage Death

But Tammy Meyers is still the victim, police say

(Newser) - Some of the public sympathy for the family of a woman killed in an apparent road-rage incident dried up after it emerged that Tammy Meyers and son Brandon had gone looking for the driver involved , but police say the Las Vegas mom is still the victim in the case. A... More »

Road Rage Victim Went After Her Killer: Cops

Tammy Meyers, armed son, followed vehicle after confrontation

(Newser) - A twist in the case of the Las Vegas mom killed in an apparent road-rage shooting : Police now say Tammy Meyers, who got into an altercation with a male driver while teaching her teen daughter to drive, dropped her off at their home, then grabbed her armed 22-year-old son and... More »

Mom Teaching Teen to Drive Killed in Road Rage Shooting

Police say mother and daughter were followed home after altercation

(Newser) - For 25 years, Bob Meyers has given his wife, Tammy, red roses on Valentine's Day. This year he gave them to her for the last time, in a hospital room, as she lay dying from a gunshot wound to the head sustained in an apparent road-rage incident, reports ABC... More »

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