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8-Year-Old Murdered Moments After Surviving Car Crash

Grieving mom of Latoyia Jarmon-Thomas believes it was road rage

(Newser) - Police in Houston are looking into the murder of an 8-year-old just moments after she survived a car crash unharmed. Latoyia Jarmon-Thomas, mother of De'Maree Adkins, says they were on their way home in her Honda Accord early Saturday when they were hit by a speeding Pontiac while traveling... More »

Arrest Made in Road-Rage Killing of 3-Year-Old Boy

Gary Holmes charged with murder of Acen King in Little Rock, Ark.

(Newser) - A suspect has been nabbed in an Arkansas road-rage case that left a 3-year-old boy dead last week. Confirmation comes via the US Marshals that Gary Holmes was arrested in connection with the murder of Acen King, who was killed after a man shot at the car he was riding... More »

Reward Hits $40K in Road Rage Killing of Boy, 3

Gunman opened fire after grandmother honked horn

(Newser) - The FBI and the Little Rock Police Department are each offering a $20,000 reward in the hope of finding a driver who killed a little boy because he didn't like his grandmother's driving. The boy, 3-year-old Acen King, was fatally shot near a shopping center Saturday evening... More »

Boy, 3, Killed By Driver Upset His Grandma Driving Too Slow

Apparent road rage shooting after woman 'wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign'

(Newser) - A 3-year-old Arkansas boy on a shopping trip is dead after another driver decided that the boy's grandmother "wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign," got out of his car, and opened fire in an apparent fit of road rage, reports the AP . The boy... More »

Guy Who Fatally Shot Ex-NFLer Charged With Manslaughter

Ronald Gasser had initially been released without charges

(Newser) - The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute has been arrested and jailed on a manslaughter charge, records show. Ronald Gasser, 54, was arrested late Monday. He was initially taken into custody after the shooting last Thursday but he was released without being charged... More »

Man Cops Say Killed Ex-NFLer Released Without Charges

Joe McKnight was shot and killed in a road rage incident Thursday

(Newser) - The 54-year-old man police say killed a former NFL player during a road rage incident Thursday in Louisiana had been arrested and charged for a road rage incident at the exact same intersection 10 years ago, USA Today reports. In 2006, a man saw a truck driving unsafely and called... More »

Argument at Intersection Leaves Ex-NFL Player Dead

Joe McKnight shot to death in New Orleans

(Newser) - Road rage is being blamed for the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight in New Orleans on Thursday. McKnight, 28, who spent three seasons with the Jets and Chiefs and played this year in the Canadian Football League, was shot to death at an intersection, reports the Times-Picayune... More »

George Zimmerman Road-Rage Incident Ends in 20-Year Sentence

Matthew Apperson was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder

(Newser) - A Florida man who fired at George Zimmerman's vehicle during a road-rage confrontation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison; that's the minimum sentence mandated by the state. The Orlando Sentinel reports that at the sentencing hearing Monday morning, Zimmerman said 38-year-old Matthew Apperson showed no regard... More »

Dad Killed in Apparent Road-Rage Incident on Way to See Baby

Dennis Sloboda had been followed by a driver with a gun

(Newser) - A father was on the way to visit his newborn Monday night when he was fatally shot in a suspected road-rage incident outside Seattle, the Seattle Times reports. It's unclear what exactly happened between 33-year-old Dennis Sloboda and the other driver, but Sloboda showed up at his brother Anton'... More »

Once Jailed for Road Rage, Florida Man Is Victim of It

Gary Lynn Durham was shot dead Wednesday morning

(Newser) - Gary Lynn Durham was on probation until 2017, but didn't live to see it end. The Florida man, who had served a decade in prison in connection with a 2001 road-rage incident that ended in a man's death, was himself killed in what police say was another case... More »

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 »

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