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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 »

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 »

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