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Guy Who Posted Pic of Dead Wife on Facebook Convicted

He faces life in prison

(Newser) - A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense. The jury verdict came in the third week of Derek Medina's trial... More »

91-Year-Old Shot, Set on Fire in Detroit

Suspect turned himself in on Tuesday

(Newser) - A man has surrendered to police and been charged after a "heinous" murder in Detroit, though police aren't giving up details on the suspect's identity or motive, reports the Detroit Free Press . Authorities say 91-year-old Paul Monchnik was beaten, shot in the head, doused in gasoline, and... More »

Documents: Pastor's Wife 'Charged at' Gunman

Chilling details emerge in Indianapolis slaying

(Newser) - The 18-year-old accused of murdering Amanda Blackburn during a home invasion robbery claims he shot her after she charged at him, according to court documents seen by NBC News . Larry Taylor told accomplices that the pregnant 28-year-old pastor's wife "charged at him and he shot her somewhere in... More »

Online Clues in Case of Baby Cut From Pregnant Mother

Suspect Ashleigh Wade had created a number of baby registries

(Newser) - An 8-pound, 2-ounce baby girl sits in a Bronx hospital room under watch of the NYPD as more details emerge about the grisly crime that took the life of Genesis' mom on Friday. The New York Daily News reports that Angelikque Sutton was found in Ashleigh Wade's apartment with... More »

Teen Charged With Killing Pastor's Wife

Indianapolis cops get break in high-profile case

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they've solved the high-profile murder of a young pastor's wife. Officers arrested 18-year-old Larry Taylor early Monday and charged him with shooting 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn in the head, reports the Indianapolis Star . Two other suspects are being held as alleged accomplices, reports Fox59 . Police... More »

Cops: Pregnant Woman Is Killed, Baby Removed

Baby survives, and suspect is in custody

(Newser) - A brutal murder out of the Bronx: Authorities say a woman killed a 22-year-old who was nearly nine months pregnant and then "surgically removed" her baby, reports the Daily News . Incredibly, the baby survived and is now hospitalized, and a suspect is in custody, reports NBC New York . The... More »

Man Freed After 3 Decades in Prison Calls It 'Surreal'

He had his 100-year murder sentence commuted by Montana's governor

(Newser) - A Montana man who spent three decades behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit walked out of prison Friday after the governor granted his clemency request. Barry Beach, 53, told reporters gathered outside the Montana State Prison's front door that the moment was "surreal.... More »

Police: Man Befriended Campers, Then Killed Them

Victims were a family celebrating a 24th birthday

(Newser) - William Hudson helped a family of seven get their vehicle unstuck from mud Saturday at an East Texas campsite and hung out with them for a bit, the AP reports. "Then something went wrong," Sheriff Greg Taylor tells the Corsicana Daily Sun . According to the AP, Hudson allegedly... More »

Cops Release Pics of Suspect in Murder of Pastor's Wife

Husband of Amanda Blackburn says she 'didn't have an enemy in the world'

(Newser) - Indianapolis police trying to find out who murdered Amanda Blackburn on Nov. 10 have ruled out her husband, Davey, and on Friday they announced a breakthrough: a picture of the suspect . The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released two photos Monday night, captured by a neighboring home's security camera, the... More »

7-Year-Old Murder Victim Got 'Lost in a Crowd'

No arrests made in killing that has shaken Ky. town

(Newser) - It took less than a half-hour for the lives of Gabriella Doolin's parents to go from normal to nightmare. The 7-year-old girl was found dead 25 minutes after she disappeared from a youth football game in Scottsville, Ky., Saturday night, and police have confirmed that she was murdered. Gabriella'... More »

7-Year-Old Girl Found Dead Near School Football Game

Gabriella Doolin's death is a homicide, police say

(Newser) - Kentucky state police didn't take long in finding Gabriella Doolin's body. Her mom reported the 7-year-old missing from an Allen County-Scottsville High School football game Saturday evening in Scottsville, Kentucky, and 25 minutes later, police found Gabriella behind the school. Her body was in a creek in a... More »

Cops: Husband Waving Gun During Card Game Kills Wife

His child was present during the shooting but wasn't hurt

(Newser) - South Carolina deputies say a 25-year-old man killed his wife when his gun fired while he waved it around during a card game Saturday. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Jeremy Sims had been drinking and smoking marijuana before the shooting around 2:30am local... More »

Mom Guilty in Baby's Microwave Death

Ka Yang blamed seizure for daughter's horrific death

(Newser) - A jury on Friday convicted a California woman of first-degree murder and assault in the microwave oven death of her 1-month-old daughter, rejecting her argument that she was in the midst of a seizure and didn't know what she was doing. Ka Yang, 34, is facing 26 years to... More »

8-Year-Old Charged in Beating Death of 1-Year-Old

'One of the saddest cases that I have witnessed'

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers went to a nightclub, Alabama police said Monday. Birmingham police spokesperson Sean Edwards said the boy beat and killed 1-year-old Kelci Lewis when she wouldn't stop crying.... More »

Couple Shot to Death During Sex in SUV: Cops

Both were shot in the head and were in other relationships, say police

(Newser) - Police are investigating a "crime of passion" in Philadelphia: the shooting of a man and woman who were having sex in the backseat of an SUV. Authorities say Shakoor Arline, 25, and Lisa Smith, 32, were naked or partially naked in Smith's vehicle in Fairmount Park when an... More »

Serial's Adnan Syed Gets New Hearing

'What once appeared highly improbable is starting to look more and more probable'

(Newser) - Adnan Syed—the convicted murderer profiled in the massively popular podcast Serial —will get another day in court after a Baltimore judge granted a request for a hearing Friday, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to NBC News , a jury will hear testimony from a former high-school classmate who says... More »

Facebook Won't Yank Pics of Woman With Her Killer

Facebook memorializes profiles as they are when someone dies

(Newser) - When 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard was stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend Asher Maslin in February 2014, Facebook froze the UK woman's profile to memorialize her, as it does with users when they die. Only Gazzard's account contains nine images of herself with Maslin—who was sentenced to life in... More »

Looking for Clues in Mass Shooters' Manifestos

'He is unhappy, and he is already fully armed'

(Newser) - In the past 15 years, the FBI estimates there have been nearly 200 mass shootings that have claimed the lives of some 500 people and injured another 600. (The figure is way higher by another metric .) Writing for the London Review of Books , Scottish novelist Andrew O’Hagan draws... More »

Son Charged With Murder in Case of Missing Parents

Kyle Navin was allegedly upset about being cut of his parents' will

(Newser) - The 27-year-old son of a Connecticut couple who mysteriously disappeared in early August was charged with their murders Friday night, the Hartford Courant reports. The story of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin drew national attention this summer because the couple was more than $2 million in debt when they went missing.... More »

Meet 'the Man Who Killed Halloween'

In 1974, Ronald O'Bryan poisoned his 8-year-old son with cyanide-laced candy

(Newser) - He became known among fellow inmates as the "Candyman," but in Houston, Ronald O'Bryan is recalled as "the man who killed Halloween." The Houston Chronicle revisits the story of the father of two, who on the rainy Halloween of 1974 left his horrifying mark on... More »

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