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Suspected Portland Killer Is Self-Described White Nationalist

He was seen giving Nazi salutes, yelling slurs at event last month

(Newser) - Jeremy Christian, the man suspected of yelling anti-Muslim hate speech at two women then killing two men who came to their defense Friday in Portland, is a "known right-wing extremist and white supremacist," the Portland Mercury reports. According to the Washington Post , the 35-year-old Christian was seen at... More »

Man Maintains Innocence as He Faces 8th Execution Date

Tommy Arthur has escaped execution 7 times in past 16 years

(Newser) - When you've faced your own execution seven times with an eighth on the way, it's important to have the right mindset. “You can either let a stressful situation break you ... or you hold on to hope and use your every waking moment to fight," Tommy Arthur... More »

Prosecutors: Times Square Driver Wanted to 'Kill Them All'

Richard Rojas charged with murder and attempted murder

(Newser) - A man charged with slamming his speeding car into pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenager and injuring nearly two dozen people, said he wanted to "kill them all" and police should have shot him to stop him, a prosecutor revealed Friday. Richard Rojas, 26, also said he had... More »

DNA Results Revealed as Netflix Revisits Nun's Murder

DNA at scene of Catherine Cesnik's murder doesn't match Rev. Joseph Maskell: cops

(Newser) - The murder of a nun shook Baltimore in 1969. Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik disappeared in November of that year before her body turned up in a field in January with blunt force trauma to the head. The murder remains unsolved, though a seven-part Netflix documentary series out Friday points the... More »

This Is 1st Transgender Hate Crime Murder Conviction

Man gets 49 years in murder of ex

(Newser) - A Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender woman, the AP reports. In a case watched by the LGBT community nationwide, US District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Joshua Vallum, 29, in the... More »

PI Claims DNC Staffer's Murder Is Connected to WikiLeaks

But Seth Rich's family says claims are 'unsubstantiated' conspiracy theories

(Newser) - The family of a murdered DNC staffer is fighting back against a private investigator's claims he was in contact with WikiLeaks prior to his death and may have been murdered in connection to his work at the DNC. Seth Rich, 27, was shot and killed last July during what... More »

Suspect in Boston Penthouse Murders Had Tie to Building

Bampumim Teixeira spent a few weeks working there

(Newser) - After a surprise turn in the case of two doctors murdered in Boston, another turn: Prosecutors on Monday corrected the original police account of the crime, clarifying that suspect Bampumim Teixeira did not open fire on police when they encountered him in Dr. Richard Field's $1.9 million penthouse.... More »

'Surprise Turn' in Case of Doctors Murdered in Boston Penthouse

Police say suspect did not fire at cops on the scene

(Newser) - The investigation into the killings of two doctors in their luxury penthouse condominium took a surprise turn Monday when prosecutors corrected earlier accounts by authorities who said police shot a suspect after he opened fire on them inside the couple's apartment. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley held a... More »

Father of 5 Killed by a Single Punch Outside Bar

Witnesses say attack on Luis Campos was unprovoked

(Newser) - Luis Campos was in line to enter a downtown Las Vegas bar with his brother around 1:30am on April 30 when two men approached. "The taller guy walked right up to my brother's face and said something like, 'What are you looking at?' And he just... More »

Cop Who Shot 15-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder

Roy Oliver killed Jordan Edwards when he shot at car of full of teens

(Newser) - A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager for which the officer was fired , according to an arrest warrant issued Friday. The warrant for Roy Oliver, a former officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, was issued by the Dallas... More »

Neighbors Killed Woman for Bursting Kid's Ball

Mother, grandfather guilty of manslaughter

(Newser) - A woman who was sick of children's balls landing in her garden was beaten to death by neighbors after she punctured one of them. Prosecutors say Kelly Machin, 34, had long complained about the noise made by neighbor Natalie Bollen's children and about their balls landing in her... More »

Woman Killed in Belize Was Threatened: Cops

2 people have been detained

(Newser) - Two suspects are in custody in the case of an American man and his Canadian girlfriend found murdered in Belize , reports the CBC . No details on the suspects have been released, reports WSB , but CNN previously reported police were questioning two ex-pats who live near the Corozal home of Francesca... More »

To Solve Mystery, 'Devil in White City' Will Be Exhumed

Some say serial killer Dr. HH Holmes managed to escape execution

(Newser) - For some who chose Dr. HH Holmes' hotel as their lodging during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, it was a deadly mistake. The 19th-century serial killer, born Herman Webster Mudgett, had fashioned a 100-plus-room house of horrors well-equipped for making people disappear: a building of soundproof, windowless rooms; gas... More »

Belize: Murdered Couple Were Robbed, Strangled

Police say their wrists were duct-taped

(Newser) - A Canadian woman and her American boyfriend were murdered before their bodies were left in a sugarcane field, police in Belize have confirmed. An autopsy found that Francesca Matus, 52, and 36-year-old Drew DeVoursney were strangled, the CBC reports. The bodies were found Monday , almost a week after they were... More »

Leading Atlanta Lawyer Charged With Wife's Murder

McIver accused of asking witness to lie

(Newser) - A leading Atlanta attorney who claimed he accidentally shot his wife after dozing off has been charged with her murder. Claud "Tex" McIver, who was initially charged with reckless misconduct and involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 25, 2016, death of Diane McIver, was hit with new charges Thursday, including... More »

He Said a Fat Intruder Killed His Wife. Her Fitbit Said Otherwise

Richard Dabate now charged in wife's 2015 murder

(Newser) - When Richard Dabate called 911 to report that his wife had been fatally shot inside the couple's home in Ellington, Conn., he claimed the masked killer was a "tall, obese man" with a voice like Vin Diesel, who'd also tied up Dabate, according to police. Thanks in... More »

Man Kills Woman Near Park Named for Her Murdered Sister

Casey Eaton's mother says she's still dealing with the 1999 murder

(Newser) - A woman in Kansas City, Kansas, will soon bury a second daughter. In 1999, Cherri West's 10-year-old daughter Pamela Butler was kidnapped and killed, and last week West's oldest daughter Casey Eaton was shot dead—less than a block from the park named in Butler's memory. "... More »

A Sister Cracks a Murder Case, a Shocking Discovery Follows

Kalimah Truesdale's memory of the police report seemed off for a reason

(Newser) - Kalimah Truesdale isn't a lawyer or a member of the NYPD. In fact, when she got the call informing her that her brother was being charged with murder, she was at her job at Home Depot. And yet she was "the one who cracked" the 2009 case, Robert... More »

He Handed Over Some Rope, Spent 40 Years in Prison

David Goodwin to walk free on May 2

(Newser) - David Goodwin has been in prison in Florida for 40 years for his role in the 1977 quadruple homicide known as the "Sandy Creek murders." For 32 of those years, his fiancée has been patiently waiting for his release. The day is finally about to arrive. Goodwin,... More »

'Unspeakable Monsters' Learn Fate After California Murders

3 pleaded guilty to 2015 killings

(Newser) - When Audrey Carey met Morrison Lampley, Sean Angold, and Lila Alligood in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in October 2015, the Canadian backpacker thought she'd found new friends. "She trusted you, you three unspeakable monsters … And you stole her from me," her mother said in... More »

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