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Cops: Killer Heir Pees on Candy in Drug Store

Millionaire Robert Durst, 71, charged in Houston incident

(Newser) - Here’s something you don’t see every day—a multimillionaire peeing on a candy display in a CVS. That’s what Robert Durst is accused of doing Sunday in the upscale Texas shopping district Rice Village, KHOU reports. "He got his prescription, paid for it, exposed himself, urinated... More »

Couple Killed After Meeting Stranger Through Craigslist

They had reportedly arranged for sexual encounter

(Newser) - A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said yesterday. Emails indicate that Brooke Slocum, 18 and eight months pregnant, connected with the suspect, 31-year-old Brady Oestrike, through a Craigslist ad and arranged a... More »

Survivor: Teens Giggled as They Beat Homeless Men

Bond set at $5M for NM trio accused of killing 2

(Newser) - Three teenagers in Albuquerque accused of beating two homeless men to death acted like the attack was hilarious, says a man who escaped. "They were giggling and laughing at us, mocking us, calling us homeless," the victim—who says the group was just "quietly sleeping and watching... More »

Wife Dies After Accusing Hubby of Gay Encounter

Michael Doster is a suspect, says sheriff's office

(Newser) - Michael Doster is suspected of killing his wife after a gay-sex rendezvous at a Florida nude beach—but so far no witnesses have stepped forward in the case, Gawker reports. According to an affidavit, Doster's wife Pamela caught him giving a man oral sex last weekend at a nude... More »

Cops: NM Teens Preyed on Homeless, Killed 2

Sleeping men were beaten to death

(Newser) - Three teenagers in Albuquerque, NM, took part in the violent murder of two homeless men over the weekend, say police, who suspect the teens could be behind dozens of other attacks. Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and 15-year-old Gilbert Tafoya were arrested on Saturday for the murder of two... More »

Call Girl Accused in Heroin Murder Linked to 2nd Death

Police in Georgia reopen earlier case involving her boyfriend

(Newser) - Two months before Forrest Timothy Hayes was allegedly murdered by high-end prostitute Alix Tichelman, a Georgia nightclub owner whom Tichelman identified as her boyfriend died of what appeared to be a heroin and alcohol overdose, reports CNN . Now, in the wake of Hayes' death, that case is being reopened “... More »

Angry Mom Kills Teacher in Classroom

French officials say the assailant had mental-health issues

(Newser) - An enraged mother fatally stabbed a French pre-school teacher in her classroom today, without much of a discernible motive. Police and various officials say the 47-year-old suspect walked into her daughter's school in southern France and stabbed Fabienne Terral-Calmes, 34, in front of terrified students, The Local reports. The... More »

Century-Old Mafia Murder Apparently Solved

Alleged Mafioso accidentally reveals that his father's uncle did it

(Newser) - After more than 100 years, Italian police believe they've solved the killing of a famed New York police detective, after an alleged modern Mafioso allegedly bragged about his relative's role in the killing. NYPD Lieutenant Joe Petrosino, who was something of a celebrity during his lifetime, was gunned... More »

'Doting' Mom Charged With Killing Son, 5

Lacey Spears may have poisoned him for sympathy: investigators

(Newser) - After a months-long investigation, an Alabama mom has been charged with murder: Prosecutors in Westchester County, NY, say Lacey Spears poisoned her 5-year-old son through a feeding tube, likely in an effort to gain sympathy on social media. She "was intentionally feeding her son salt in toxic levels,"... More »

Man Exonerated in Murder Charged With Another

Andre Davis served 32 years for first case

(Newser) - Andre Davis served 32 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Now he might be going back for one that prosecutors say he did. As NBC Chicago explains, Davis served his lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of the 1980 rape and murder of a young girl,... More »

Aunt Creates Fake Facebook Profile, Things Go Quite Awry

...when niece asks fake 'friend' to kill her aunt

(Newser) - Today in unexpected twists—what began as an attempt to teach a 19-year-old a life lesson turned into a murder-for-hire plot that has landed that same teen in Tuscaloosa County Jail. This is how it went down: AL.com reports that Marissa Williams often invited strangers she met on Facebook... More »

Why Turkey Is Fascinated With Grisly Murder Trial

Man accused of killing parents, chopping them up, among other things

(Newser) - Turkey is in the midst of what Vocativ calls its murder trial of the century. Kenan Oner is accused of murdering his parents, chopping them up, and burying them in their yard, all so he could get his inheritance early, police believe. Still missing is his wife, who hasn't... More »

My Dad Killed Black Dahlia, Says Retired Cop

Steve Hodel says he has new evidence his doctor father was a serial killer

(Newser) - A retired police detective suspects he's getting closer to solving a series of 1940s Hollywood murders, including that of the Black Dahlia —and the man he suspects to be the killer is his own father. Steve Hodel first began to suspect George Hodel while going through his belongings... More »

Teen Charged in Teacher's Slaying Accused in New Attack

Philip Chism allegedly assaulted female youth-detention staffer

(Newser) - The 15-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of raping and murdering his math teacher last year allegedly attacked a female staffer at his youth-detention facility, police say. The woman is apparently OK and declined medical treatment at the scene, while Philip Chism has been taken to a hospital for an evaluation, reports... More »

Man Randomly Stabs 2 Kids in NYC Elevator

And he's still at large

(Newser) - A 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were on their way to grab Icees around 6pm yesterday when a man with a butcher knife brutally stabbed them both in the elevator of their Brooklyn housing project, according to police. The man pulled out the knife after telling the children to... More »

Teen Kills Parents for Taking iPod Away

'I just remember getting mad,' he told police

(Newser) - A 16-year-old in Virginia has confessed to murdering his parents with a knife, a crowbar, and a baseball bat because of punishments that including taking his iPod away. Honor roll student Vincent Parker killed his mother first, then lay in wait for his father, who was able to call 911... More »

Biblical Story of Abraham Cited in Murder

'God never told me to stop,' suspect's note reads

(Newser) - A Florida woman is facing murder charges in a slaying that she suggested was partially motivated by the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac, authorities say. Kimberly Lucas, 40, allegedly killed her ex-partner's 2-year-old daughter, and then unsuccessfully tried to kill both the girl's 10-year-old brother and herself,... More »

Teen Cousins Gang-Raped, Hanged in India

Three have been arrested, including 2 police officers

(Newser) - Three men, including two police officers, have been arrested in northern India in connection with a horrific new instance of sexual violence: They're suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage cousins before hanging the girls from a mango tree. Villagers found the bodies yesterday morning, hours after the two... More »

'Deeply Evil' Billionaire Gets Death Penalty

Liu Han yells out in court: 'I was framed'

(Newser) - Two Chinese brothers have been convicted of murder and running a "mafia-style" gang over two decades—and they'll pay the price with their lives. Billionaire Liu Han, 48, and his brother were leaders of a 36-person gang charged with at least eight murders, Chinese media report, per the... More »

'One of Most Evil Individuals' Dead at 79

Sante Kimes, son killed wealthy widow, businessman

(Newser) - The woman a judge called "one of the most evil individuals" she had ever encountered has died in prison, where she was was serving a life sentence for her part in a pair of grisly murders. Sante Kimes, 79, teamed up with her son Kenneth to form what the... More »

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