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Mom Who Killed Daughters Purposely Left Dad Alive

She wanted him to suffer the memory of their deaths, police say

(Newser) - Authorities say a Houston-area mother who fatally shot her two daughters did not target her estranged husband because she "wanted him to suffer" the memory of their deaths, the AP reports. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said during a news conference Wednesday that Christy Sheats "had ample... More »

How This Woman Just Made the FBI's Most Wanted List

Shanika Minor has been on the run for months after alleged murder

(Newser) - Three days after 24-year-old Shanika Minor allegedly shot and killed a nine-months-pregnant neighbor in Milwaukee on March 6, she was charged with murdering both the woman and her unborn child. Then in late April, the feds added charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, reports CBS News . Now, nearly four... More »

'Toxic' Mom Called Family Meeting Before Opening Fire

Slain daughter was days away from marrying

(Newser) - Chilling details are continuing to surface in the shooting that left a mother and her two daughters dead in Texas. Authorities say Christy Sheats called a "family meeting" on Friday— her husband's birthday —and opened fire on daughters Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22, with a five-shot, .38-caliber... More »

Rapper Hosts 'Peace' Event, Is Killed on Way Home

Lor Scoota was fatally shot in Baltimore on Saturday

(Newser) - Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota hosted an event calling for "peace in the streets"—and was fatally shot an hour later, reports the Washington Post . Authorities say Tyriece Travon Watson was driving home from a charity event at Morgan State University around 7pm Saturday when a black male wearing... More »

Texas Mom Murdered Her Girls on Husband's Birthday

Police shot Christy Sheats before she could fire at her daughter again, they say

(Newser) - "We're still trying to put the pieces together," said Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls in the aftermath of a Friday shooting that left a Texas mother and her two daughters dead . Among the details trickling out:
  • A sheriff's rep tells People that Christy Sheats, who
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Woman Killed by Police After Killing Daughters

Texas police say the shooting was the result of a 'family argument'

(Newser) - A Texas mother shot and killed her two daughters Friday afternoon in a “comfortable, middle-class subdivision" near Katy, the Houston Chronicle reports. According to CNN , she was then shot and killed by a police officer after refusing to drop the gun. KPRC identifies the women as 42-year-old Christy Sheats,... More »

Man Charged With Murder for Partner's Suicide

Long Vang allegedly abused Jessica Haban for a decade

(Newser) - In a potentially unprecedented move for the state, a Minnesota man is being charged with murder for allegedly driving his partner to suicide. According to the Olmsted County Attorney , Long Vang and Jessica Haban were together for 10 years. During that time, Haban was subject to increasing levels of domestic... More »

Talkative Parrot May Be Used as Evidence in Murder Trial

Martin Duram's family believes Bud witnessed his final moments

(Newser) - An African grey parrot named Bud may get its day in court after all. Fox 17 reports Glenna Duram was charged with first-degree murder Thursday in her husband Martin Duram's May 2015 death. Martin's family has claimed that his parrot Bud likely witnessed the murder . After Martin was... More »

On Rare Weekend Alone, Bride-to-Be Is Murdered

Police have arrested a man who lived in Amanda Strous' building

(Newser) - Early Saturday evening, just weeks before her July 30 wedding, college counselor Amanda Strous was pulled from her fiery apartment in Charlotte, NC. The fire, says Strous' dad, was a cover-up to hide her murder. Police say that a man who lives in the same complex confessed to the killing... More »

Grisly End for Good Samaritan, Woman in Dispute

Placido Moreno-Torres charged with double murder

(Newser) - A 20-year-old father-to-be was only trying to break up an argument between his neighbor and neighbor's wife in Lehigh Acres, Fla., on Saturday. Now two of the three are dead and the third is charged with double murder. Authorities say Ricardo Vaca—who was married May 29—returned home... More »

After 5 Years, Stepfather Arrested in Girl's Murder

Wendell Noyes spoke to reporters after Celina Cass vanished

(Newser) - After his 11-year-old stepdaughter Celina Cass disappeared in a small New Hampshire town five years ago, Wendell Noyes told reporters he had a message for her: "Get your butt home." Investigators now say that he knew she would never be coming home because he had drowned her in... More »

All 'Mississippi Burning' Leads Exhausted

State AG closes case after 52 years

(Newser) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood closed the book on one of the most explosive murder cases in American history Monday, saying all leads have been exhausted and there is "nothing else that can be done" in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" killings. "The FBI, my office, and other... More »

Pregnant Teacher's Body Found After Alleged School Affair

Arrested assistant principal Robert Marks has yet to talk

(Newser) - A married middle school assistant principal has been arrested in the murder of a pregnant teacher with whom he was allegedly carrying on an affair in a case that's shaken Baton Rouge, La. Instructional specialist Lyntell Washington, 40, was seven months pregnant and the single mom to a 3-year-old... More »

Facebook Live, Where Murder Is Broadcast in Real Time

Antonio Perkins' murder was apparently broadcast live

(Newser) - Lately, logging on to your favorite social media site has gotten a little more gruesome than watching videos of your friends' kids or pets: With Facebook Live allowing people to broadcast live video to followers, Facebook users were recently privy to the apparent live killing of one Chicago man and... More »

$30M Lawsuit: My Murder Confession at 14 Was Coerced

Lawrence Montoya says his civil rights were violated

(Newser) - Lawrence Rubin Montoya was 14 years old when a jury found him guilty of killing a Denver schoolteacher in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2000. Sentenced to life in prison, Montoya served more than 13 years before his conviction was overturned and he was released in 2014. Now Montoya,... More »

Fiancee Dumps Guy, Kills Herself—Then It Gets Darker

Indiana man learns truth about woman he was about to marry

(Newser) - He was a 57-year-old divorced man in Lafayette, Indiana, and she was a 49-year-old woman in nearby Fowler. On paper, or at least on Match.com, they were a perfect fit. Don Huckstep met Teri Deneka in person for the first time in October 2014, and they were engaged to... More »

Voice Singer's Killer Got Hair Transplants to Woo Her

Kevin Loibl's former co-workers say he was obsessed

(Newser) - Kevin Loibl was obsessed with The Voice singer Christina Grimmie before he murdered her last Friday, multiple co-workers of Loibl tell TMZ . The Best Buy Geek Squad employee claimed he met Grimmie at one of her shows in March and played online games with her, though a source close to... More »

Pistorius Removes Prosthetics in Court to Show 'Vulnerability'

Defense had him walk on stumps to try to get out of long prison sentence

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius tried in vain in March to appeal his conviction before South Africa's highest court in the 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and so he made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to avoid a lengthy prison sentence: He took off his artificial legs, Reuters reports. Pistorius lawyer Barry... More »

Shield Actor Sentenced for Wife's Murder

Michael Jace gets 40 years to life

(Newser) - Michael Jace was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife . Jace, who once played a police officer on The Shield, shot April Jace fatally—in front of their two young kids—at their LA home on May 19, 2014. He was reportedly... More »

'Surreal': Mob Victim's Body Found—23 Years Later

Former mob boss eyed in Steven DiSarro's 1993 murder

(Newser) - Nick DiSarro's father disappeared in 1993 when he was only 7. "We've waited 23 years for somebody from the FBI to call us and say we found him," he says. That call came Thursday when the FBI said it had identified a body unearthed in March... More »

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