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Alligators Didn't Get Him. Jury Decides His Wife Did

Denise Williams found guilty on all 3 charges in Mike Williams murder case

(Newser) - Though Denise Williams didn't pull the trigger , a Leon County, Fla., jury found her guilty on Friday of first-degree murder in the 2000 death of her husband, determining she did indeed help mastermind the plot. The 48-year-old was also convicted on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and accessory... More »

Trump: I'm Reviewing a Murder Case

The president says 'many' people want him involved

(Newser) - President Donald Trump said Sunday he will be "reviewing" the case of a former US Army commando being charged with murder , raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize the ongoing military legal proceedings. Trump tweeted that "at the request of many" he will examine allegations that Mathew... More »

Green Beret 'Admitted to Murder' in Job Interview

Army Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn faces murder charges

(Newser) - A celebrated Green Beret admits to killing a man, but insists it wasn't murder—an impression the US Army no longer shares, NBC News reports. Army Maj. Mathew Golsteyn has admitted twice to the 2010 killing of an Afghan male in Marjah, Afghanistan, insisting the victim was a dangerous... More »

She Warned Her Daughter to 'Get Out.' Now, a 'Terrible Day'

Sarah Papenheim, 21, studying in the Netherlands, is stabbed to death

(Newser) - It's a "terrible day" in Palo Cedro, Calif., as the town mourns a young blues drummer known as "Happy Pap." That's where Sarah Papenheim grew up, per the Redding Record Searchlight , and those who knew her there (and in the Twin Cities, Minn., area where... More »

Domestic Violence Advocate Murdered by Ex: Cops

Donna Alexander made headlines with her creation of an anger management facility

(Newser) - Donna Alexander was an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and she founded the Anger Room , a facility designed to alleviate stress by allowing people to destroy stuff safely. "At 14, she knew what she wanted to do. She was really adamant about domestic abuse and working to do... More »

Cops Sat on Evidence That Might've Saved NC Teen: DA

'I can't tell you how sorry I am'

(Newser) - Hania Aguilar, the 13-year-old raped and murdered after she was kidnapped from outside her North Carolina home, might've been saved had authorities not overlooked DNA evidence tying her suspected killer to an earlier rape. It was "maybe the most difficult conversation I've ever had with a victim'... More »

Her Lover Killed Her Husband. He Just Testified Against Her

Denise Williams is on trial for murder, though she didn't pull the trigger

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Brian Winchester took the stand and cried. He recounted looking for his missing best friend on Florida's Lake Seminole 18 years ago. But while his father "was searching ... I was just lying," he testified. That's because Winchester knew exactly where Mike Williams had ended... More »

His Wife's Body Was Found Tied to Anchor. He Claimed Suicide

It's life in prison for Christopher Leclair

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who hoped to shack up with his girlfriend after killing his wife of 25 years will instead be confined to a prison bed for life. Christopher Leclair maintained his innocence even as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, describing the June... More »

He Was Cleared of Girls' Murder in 1987. Now, a Conviction

Witness in Russell Bishop case who flipped in 1987 could face perjury investigation

(Newser) - Nothing can bring back Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows, 9-year-old girls murdered in the UK in 1986. "But we know that other children are now safe from the hands of Russell Bishop," family members said Monday as the 52-year-old convicted pedophile was found guilty of sexually assaulting and... More »

Cops: Teenage Football Player Killed Pregnant Girlfriend

Aaron Trejo charged with murder of cheerleader Breana Rouhselang

(Newser) - A 16-year-old high school football player in Indiana who didn't want to become a father murdered his pregnant cheerleader girlfriend and left her body in a dumpster, police say. According to court documents seen by the Indianapolis Star, Aaron Trejo confessed to the murder of 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang, saying... More »

'Your Daughter Was Supposed to Be Safe Here'

New Zealand leader addresses family of murdered tourist

(Newser) - New Zealand's prime minister made an emotional apology Monday to the family of a British tourist who was murdered in New Zealand. Grace Millane, 22, graduated from college and then started in Peru what was supposed to be a yearlong trip around the world. She traveled from there to... More »

Woman: I Killed in Self-Defense. Court: 51 Years Behind Bars

Cyntoia Brown says she was forced into prostitution as teen, shot man to save her own life

(Newser) - Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and others have gone to bat for a woman fighting a life sentence for killing a man when she was a teen, after she says she was forced into prostitution by her pimp boyfriend. Now, per People , the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that Cyntoia Brown, 30,... More »

Teen Helped Girl Hang Herself. Now, the Sentence

Tyerell Przybycien says his actions don't 'deserve pity'

(Newser) - A teenager found guilty of helping his schoolmate hang herself has received his prison sentence: five years to life, CNN reports. Tyerell Przybycien, now 19, bought the rope and compressed air that 16-year-old Jchandra Brown used to take her own life in a Utah campground in May 2017. He also... More »

Arrest Made in Death of NC Teen

Michael Ray McLellan, 34, has been charged in kidnapping, murder of Hania Noelia Aguilar, 13

(Newser) - The FBI says an arrest has been made in the disappearance and death of a North Carolina teenager. A statement issued by the FBI says Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, per the AP . FOX Carolina reports that... More »

iPhone App Foils Husband Who Murdered Wife

Mitesh Patel wanted to run away with his boyfriend to Australia

(Newser) - This may have been a crime of passion, but that doesn't mean it wasn't premeditated. In fact, that's exactly what a UK jury found the murder of Jessica Patel to be, meticulously planned by her husband, Mitesh, for five years so he could run away to Australia... More »

Case Raises Questions About Killing of Michael Jordan's Dad

Daniel Green, serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder, insists he killed nobody

(Newser) - The 1993 murder jolted not just the sports world but the nation: James Jordan, the father of NBA phenom Michael Jordan, was fatally shot and dumped in a South Carolina swamp. Two teens, Larry Demery and Daniel Green, were convicted and are serving life sentences. Green, however, is now asking... More »

Cops: Mom Lured Ex Out of Apartment Before Murder

Chelsea Watrous Cook has been charged with killing his new girlfriend

(Newser) - Utah has never executed a woman or had a woman on death row, but that could change after Sunday night's murder in suburban Salt Lake City. Chelsea Watrous Cook, 32, has been charged with aggravated murder in the shooting of Lisa Vilate Williams, 26, and could face the death... More »

Border Patrol Agent Faces Capital Murder Charge

Juan David Ortiz allegedly killed four woman in Texas

(Newser) - A Border Patrol agent who allegedly killed four women and kidnapped another has been indicted on a capital murder charge, the AP reports. Juan David Ortiz, 35, initially faced four murder charges after authorities arrested him in the border town on Sept. 15. The charge was upgraded because, prosecutors say,... More »

Police Didn't Believe Her. It Was a Fatal Mistake

Part I of the 'Oregonian'/OregonLive's investigation into John Ackroyd

(Newser) - Dead men tell no tales, and John Ackroyd is dead. So the Oregonian /OregonLive is going to do the telling for him. Its five-part series "Ghosts of Highway 20" is the result of a years-long investigation into a man who died in 2016 while serving time for one woman'... More »

Murder Charges Follow Hit True-Crime Podcast

Chris Dawson allegedly killed wife in 1982 amid affairs

(Newser) - Police in Australia say they've solved a 36-year-old murder that fascinated worldwide listeners of a true-crime podcast. More than 27 million people have listened to The Teacher's Pet produced by The Australian—which hit No. 1 in the US, Canada, and the UK—since it began in May... More »

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