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Thai PM: Tourists in Bikinis Aren't Safe—Unless They're Ugly

Or, what not to say after 2 tourists are brutally murdered in your country

(Newser) - Faced with the savage murder of two young British tourists on one of his country's most popular beaches, Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha elected to address the topic of tourist safety. Unfortunately, he wasn't entirely reassuring, reports the Independent : "There are always problems with tourist safety. They think... More »

2 Tourists Found Dead on Thai Beach

'Gruesome' attack likely carried out with hoe: officials

(Newser) - In what police call a "very gruesome" case, a pair of British tourists have been found dead today on an island in Thailand, apparently beaten with a nearby hoe that was covered in blood, the AP reports. A 24-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were discovered, mostly naked, on a... More »

Woman Surprised to Find Dead Body in Her Trunk

Police say she's not a suspect

(Newser) - A California woman says she has no idea how a dead body wound up in the trunk of her Lexus. The Riverside woman says she'd thought the car smelled funny as she left work yesterday, but she stopped at Walmart thinking nothing of it. When she opened the trunk... More »

Halliburton Relative Dead in Bathtub Murder

Florida police investigating death of Jill Halliburton Su

(Newser) - Police in Florida's Broward County have a high-profile murder on their hands: Jill Halliburton Su, a 59-year-old relative of the founder of the oil services conglomerate, was found dead in a bathtub in her waterfront mansion in Davie this week, reports ABC News . Police have ruled it a homicide... More »

'Altruistic Filicide' Case Begins Tomorrow

Millionaire mother says she killed son, 8, to save him from abuse

(Newser) - A sad and bizarre murder trial gets underway tomorrow in Manhattan, involving a mother who admits killing her autistic 8-year-old son but who says she did so to protect him from abuse, reports the New York Law Journal . But that doesn't scratch the surface of the case involving Gigi... More »

Holly Bobo's Body Found

Tennessee student was kidnapped in 2011

(Newser) - Sorrow, but some closure for the family of Holly Bobo: The remains of the Tennessee nursing student have been found more than three years after she was seen being dragged into the woods near her home by a man in camouflage. A skull was found near a logging road in... More »

Kentucky Teacher, 22, Murdered in Chile

Erica Hagan found dead on campus of Baptist college

(Newser) - Georgetown College in Kentucky is mourning a recent graduate murdered while teaching in Chile. Erica Faith Hagan, 22, was found dead in her apartment on the campus of a Baptist college over the weekend, Fox News reports. Police in Temuco, the country's fourth-largest city, say she had been hit... More »

Cops: Detroit Teens Murdered French Artist

Youngest suspect was 13 when Bilal Berreni killed

(Newser) - A French street artist who worked with Tunisian revolutionaries and Libyan refugees ended up dead after coming to work in Detroit, police say. Four suspects, all of them teenagers when Bilal Berreni was murdered in July last year, are accused of shooting the 23-year-old in the face and dumping his... More »

Man Murdered During 'Bucket List' Bike Ride

He had planned to end Maryland-to-Miami journey with proposal

(Newser) - Kevin Adorno set out from Maryland last month to complete an item from his bucket list: bicycling all the way to Florida. When he reached Miami, he planned to propose to his girlfriend. Instead, he was on the phone with her Monday night outside a Vero Beach McDonald's—less... More »

3 Die in 'Random' LA Shootings; Suspect Held

Police warn locals to 'get away'

(Newser) - Shootings early yesterday left three dead in attacks that the Los Angeles Times calls "seemingly random." Four were wounded in the San Fernando Valley shootings in the Los Angeles area. Police have detained a suspect; as to witness reports that multiple attackers were involved, "I can't... More »

World's 'Greatest' Mass Murderess Bathed in Blood

Countess Elizabeth Bathory died 400 years ago

(Newser) - Talk about a grim anniversary: Countess Elizabeth Bathory of the Kingdom of Hungary died 400 years ago, ending the world's "most prolific" recorded killing spree by a woman, CNN reports. Bathory reportedly tortured and killed up to 650 girls and bathed in their blood because she believed it... More »

24 Years Later, Science Overturns Arson Conviction

Han Tak Lee imprisoned for allegedly murdering daughter

(Newser) - In 1990, Han Tak Lee was convicted of murdering his daughter. Now, almost a quarter-century later, a judge says the 79-year-old's conviction rested on a scientific inaccuracy—and the former New York businessman is finally out of prison, the AP reports. According to a review of his case finished... More »

Young Couple Arrested After Mother Found in Suitcase

Heather Mack suspected in mother's death

(Newser) - It's no secret that Heather Mack, the 19-year-old daughter of the late jazz composer James Mack, didn't get along with her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack. And now that her mother's body has been found in a bloodied suitcase in Bali, Mack has been arrested along with her... More »

Jenise's Dad Looked Out for Teen Held in Her Murder

17-year-old will be tried as an adult for rape and murder

(Newser) - Not long after the body of 6-year-old Jenise Wright was found in a 4-foot bog near her family's mobile home in Bremerton, Wash., DNA evidence on her clothing led investigators to 17-year-old family friend Gabriel Zebediah Gaeta. Jenise's father, James Wright, tells NBC News he'd mentored Gabriel:... More »

Cops Bust Husband in Philly Jogger's Strangling

Christopher Murray confesses, police say, citing 'rage incident'

(Newser) - After a jogger's body was found in a Philadelphia park, police told runners to be on their guard—but it seems the murder wasn't an arbitrary killing. Instead, police say Christopher Murray, husband of jogger Constance Murray, killed his wife in an argument, the AP reports. Murray confessed... More »

Married Cops Busted in Shooting of Daughter's Beau

Ohio couple had kicked her out of their house a week earlier

(Newser) - Married police officers in Tulsa, Okla., are in jail after the husband allegedly shot and killed their daughter's boyfriend. Shannon Kepler turned himself in not long after the shooting and was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill, while his wife, Gina Kepler, was... More »

JK Rowling Reaches Out to Survivor of Family Shooting

Texas teen Cassidy Stay quoted Dumbledore at her family's memorial service

(Newser) - Cassidy Stay, the Texas teen who made headlines in July when she became the sole survivor of a family massacre that left her parents and four younger siblings dead, quoted a Harry Potter novel at her family's memorial service: "In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore says, 'Happiness... More »

Cops Arrest Mom of Toddler Found Dead in Hotel Room

Jessica Smith found hiding out in woods

(Newser) - The mother whose dead 2-year-old daughter and badly injured 13-year-old daughter were found in an Oregon hotel room last week was tracked down hours after police issued a warrant for her arrest. Jessica Smith, 40, was taken into custody on an aggravated murder charge yesterday after a Coast Guard helicopter... More »

Detroit Boy, 8, Shot, Killed in His Bed

Bullet went through outside wall: police

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said. The child was struck about 1:15am today at his east side home and was taken to a hospital, where he died, police... More »

Kelsey Grammer Forgives Sister's Killer

Actor testifies at Freddie Glenn's parole hearing

(Newser) - During a three-month crime spree in 1975, 18-year-old Freddie Glenn killed actor Kelsey Grammer’s sister Karen, also 18, after kidnapping her from a Red Lobster in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Yesterday, Grammer testified via video conference at Glenn’s parole board hearing; he’s serving life at Buena Vista Correctional... More »

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