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Cops: DC Suspect Had Help in Mansion Murders

So far, Daron Wint is the only person charged

(Newser) - Daron Wint remains the only person charged in the murders of four people in a DC mansion, but authorities say he didn't act alone. Without going into great detail, the police affidavit asserts that the killings “required the presence and assistance of more than one person," reports... More »

DC Murder Suspect Charged

Daron Wint, 4 others arrested in northeast DC

(Newser) - Daron Dylon Wint, the chief suspect in a Washington, DC, quadruple murder, has been taken into custody along with several possible accomplices, police say; CNN reports that Wint was today charged with first-degree murder while armed and is expected in court this afternoon. Police had been seeking the 34-year-old in... More »

Woman Who Said She Was Held in Box Found Dead

Suspect may have returned to kill escaped captive, son

(Newser) - A fugitive suspect who allegedly kept a woman captive in a wooden box for months may have surfaced to murder her and her son, according to police in Missouri. James Barton Horn Jr. has been on the run since the end of April, when Sandra Sutton ran to a neighbor'... More »

DC Murder Suspect May Be in NYC

Cops question his girlfriend in Brooklyn, reports CNN

(Newser) - The investigation into a quadruple homicide in DC continues to move quickly: Police say suspect Daron Dylan Wint may now be in New York City, and authorities today searched a home in Brooklyn but came up empty, reports CNN . Police interviewed a woman believed to be the 34-year-old's girlfriend,... More »

DC Murder Suspect IDed Thanks to Pizza Crust

Daron Wint named as suspect in quadruple murder

(Newser) - A Domino's pizza was delivered to a Washington, DC, home the evening before four people were found dead inside—and its crust could be the suspect's downfall. Police have identified 34-year-old Maryland resident Daron Dylon Wint as a suspect, and law enforcement sources tell the Washington Post that... More »

New Wrinkle in DC Murders: a Dropoff of $40K at House

Assistant to Savvas Savopoulos brought package to home hours before slayings

(Newser) - Whoever killed four people in a DC mansion appears to have gotten away with at least $40,000 in cash. The Washington Post reports that an assistant to businessman Savvas Savopoulos dropped off a package with that amount at his home last Thursday while the family and a housekeeper were... More »

Cops: DC Murder Victims Were Held Overnight

Likely more than one suspect involved: police

(Newser) - A mysterious hooded figure isn't the only individual police suspect was involved in the murders of a couple, their son, and housekeeper in Washington, DC. Investigators say at least two people were probably at the home of Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife, Amy, 47, as early as Wednesday... More »

Cops: 170 Bikers Could Face Capital Murder Charges

Bail set at $1 million each after Waco shootout

(Newser) - The McLennan County Jail is full of bikers after Sunday's gang shootout in Waco, and they're likely to be there for a while: Bail has been set at $1 million each for around 170 people arrested and charged with engaging in organized crime , reports the Dallas Morning News... More »

Hooded Figure Sought in Puzzling DC Murders

Housekeeper sensed something was wrong

(Newser) - Police are no longer seeking the whereabouts of a blue Porsche after a quadruple murder in an upscale Washington, DC, neighborhood—but they've released video of a "person of interest" who may have been driving it before it was found burning behind a church. In surveillance video, a... More »

Puzzling Clues in DC Murders: Blue Porsche, Odd Text

Police say it's homicide, but much unknown about 4 found dead in burning home

(Newser) - With firefighters' discovery on Thursday afternoon of four bodies in a burning home in an upscale DC neighborhood, a mystery presented itself: Who were they, how did they die, and what's the possible connection of a blue Porsche? Police now say they have only some of the answers. The... More »

DA: Kayaker Watched Fiance Drown, 'Felt Good'

'Confession' was coerced, Graswald's lawyer says

(Newser) - In what Angelika Graswald's lawyer considers a suspiciously frank confession, prosecutors testified yesterday that she told investigators she tampered with her fiance's kayak and it "felt good knowing he was going to die." Assistant District Attorney Julie Mohl told a bail hearing that Graswald felt trapped... More »

New Witness: I Saw Fate of Natalee Holloway

Dutchman Jurrien de Jong says he saw suspect dispose of her body

(Newser) - On the night of May 30, 2005, Natalee Holloway ran onto a construction site with suspect Joran van der Sloot hot at her heels—and only five minutes later she was dead, according to a man who claims to be an eyewitness. But he says investigators won't take his... More »

Cops: Craigslist Killer Shot Student, Returned to Work

Taylor Clark's body found in wooded area near Missouri parking lot

(Newser) - A 24-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly killed a college student who was trying to sell his car for $11,000 on Craigslist. Taylor Clark, who had just taken his last exam at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, brought a soda to his girlfriend at work... More »

Man Accused of Plotting Wife's Murder Stole Eulogy

Chris Panayioutou, alleged hitmen arrested in South Africa

(Newser) - Plagiarizing a eulogy is one thing. Plagiarizing a eulogy at the funeral of the wife you're suspected of plotting to kill is plainly quite another. Schoolteacher Jayde Panayiotou, 28, was kidnapped outside her home in Uitenhage, South Africa, on April 21 as she waited for a ride to work... More »

Fire Captain Nabbed in 3 Cold-Case Murders

David Watson faces charges in deaths of ex-wife, mother-in-law

(Newser) - David Watson was battling his ex-wife, Linda, for custody of their daughter when the woman vanished from her Tucson home on Aug. 20, 2000. In 2003, Watson was locked in another custody battle over the same girl with his former mother-in-law, Marilyn Cox, when she was gunned down after a... More »

Woman Who Went Missing After Halloween Party Found Dead

Chelsea Bruck's body found in Michigan field

(Newser) - The body of Chelsea Bruck, the 22-year-old Michigan woman last seen at a Halloween party last year, has been found in a field in Monroe County. Bruck's mom had been tirelessly searching for her daughter for six months , and last month, police got a tip. Bruck's homemade Halloween... More »

Farmer's Body Found in Manure Pile, Wife Charged

Search party made grim find after son reported Douglas Mess missing

(Newser) - A murder and a mess at the Mess farm: The wife of Douglas Mess was charged with murder after his body was found in a manure pile at his farm in western New York state Monday night. A police source tells the Buffalo News that Charlene Mess is believed to... More »

Pair Guilty of Killing Mom, Stuffing Her in Suitcase

Bali convicts Chicago couple of battering woman's mom to death on vacation

(Newser) - An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison today in the death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali. The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for... More »

Cops: Fake Social Worker Killed Mom, Took Newborn

Baby found safe; suspect traced to hospital

(Newser) - The only known witness is just weeks old, and the only suspect is in a Texas hospital being treated for depression, but police know something horrible happened to a young mother in Gary, Ind. Police believe a woman claiming to be from the Department of Child Services lured 23-year-old Samantha... More »

Jodi Arias Has a New Mugshot

She begins life sentence for murder

(Newser) - Jodi Arias has reported to prison in Arizona to begin serving her life sentence for murder, and she has a new mugshot. The image shows a stone-faced Arias dressed in an orange prison uniform. It's a sharp contrast from her original booking photo (see it here midway down the... More »

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