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Arrest Made in 26-Year-Old Murders of Girl, Her Babysitter

DNA match found when suspect arrested for another crime

(Newser) - A southwest Florida man has been charged with raping and killing an 11-year-old girl and her babysitter 26 years ago, the AP reports. The Cape Coral Daily Breeze reported Wednesday that Cape Police Chief David Newlan says detectives learned last week that a recent arrestee at the Lee County Jail... More »

Police Arrest Elderly Suspect in 51-Year-Old Murder

78-year-old man suspected in murder of Elsie Frost in the UK

(Newser) - When 14-year-old Elsie Frost was found dying of multiple stab wounds in a tunnel under a West Yorkshire train overpass in October of 1965, the news of her vicious murder "caused widespread shock and revulsion" across England, reports the Telegraph . But in spite of police questioning 12,000 men,... More »

Victims, Suspects in Calif. Triple Murder Were 'Furries'

6-year-old called cops after finding slain parents

(Newser) - Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, the AP reports. Jennifer Yost, 39, and her husband, Christopher Yost, 34, were found dead in their Fullerton... More »

FBI: Murders Up 11% in 2015—but There's Context

Stats for violent crime, including rapes and robberies, still below rates from 20 years ago

(Newser) - The number of murders in the US rose 11% last year from 2014, while the number of violent crimes saw a modest increase of 4% after two years of decline, per an FBI press release . Rapes rose 6.3%, aggravated assaults increased 4.6%, and robberies rose by 1.4%... More »

Actor Murdered Neighbors to Pay for Honeymoon

Daniel Wozniak sentenced to die for grisly killings

(Newser) - When struggling actor Daniel Wozniak couldn't afford the fancy wedding and honeymoon he wanted, he decided to murder his friends and neighbors instead of going for a cheaper option. The 32-year-old former resident of Costa Mesa, Calif., was sentenced to death Friday for the 2010 killings of Samuel Herr,... More »

Twin of Man Jailed for Murder Since '03: I Did It

Illinois man 'fesses up, but prosecutor says he's lying

(Newser) - Karl Smith took the witness stand last week in Illinois and dropped a bomb on a Cook County courtroom as the twin brother he hadn't seen in years looked on: "I'm here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of," Smith... More »

Cops: 'Polite' Serial Killer Murdered 5, Maybe More

He killed first victim in 2005, police say

(Newser) - A suspected serial killer is now linked to five deaths, police say, and authorities think the number may grow. In the newest revelation, Shawn Grate, 40— arrested in Ohio last week—has admitted to killing his first victim in 2005 in Marion County, police say. Grate reportedly told police he... More »

Man Convicted of Attempting to Kill George Zimmerman

It happened during a road rage incident

(Newser) - A Florida man who fired a gun at George Zimmerman's truck during a road-rage confrontation was convicted of attempted second-degree murder Friday, the AP reports. Jurors also found 37-year-old Matthew Apperson guilty of shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. He faces sentencing Oct. 17. More »

Cops: Dad Kills Daughter, 6, in Front of Park Rangers

'It's what she wanted,' he allegedly told police

(Newser) - "It's what she wanted." That's how police say Seth Pickering justified allegedly killing his own 6-year-old daughter in front of park rangers in North Carolina on Friday. Two National Park Service rangers saw Pickering, 36, building a campfire with his daughter, Lila, off the Blue Ridge... More »

Woman Says She's Being Held Captive, Cops Find 3 Bodies

Suspect is in custody as authorities investigate

(Newser) - A woman's report that she was being held captive in a home led to the arrest of a kidnapping suspect, a murder confession, and the discovery of the remains of three other people, Ohio authorities said. Suspect Shawn Grate remained jailed Wednesday on an abduction charge as authorities identified... More »

Before Girl's Brutal Killing, Mom Sought Men to Rape Her: Cops

Victoria Martens was assaulted before brutal night that ended her young life, mom tells cops

(Newser) - The death of Victoria Martens was a brutal, unthinkable assault on the innocence of childhood: The Albuquerque girl was slipped meth on her 10th birthday, raped, strangled, stabbed, and finally dismembered, before what remained of her battered body was set on fire in the bathtub of her apartment—allegedly at... More »

Cops: Couple Fatally Ran Down Black Teen in Hate Crime

There was some sort of altercation before the fatal incident

(Newser) - An Oregon man and his girlfriend accused of intentionally running down a black teen after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot face new hate crime charges alleging they targeted the victim because of his race, the AP reports. Russell Orlando Courtier, 38, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges... More »

Bad Punctuation May Have Hindered Murder Case

Newly discovered error reopens line of inquiry in 1993 British killing

(Newser) - A newly discovered punctuation error regarding a piece of evidence may help British police zero in on accomplices in a notorious murder now 23 years old. The case is that of Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager beaten to death in 1993 as he stood at a bus stop. Two white... More »

Murdered Jogger's Final Moments Caught on Tape

Video has surfaced of Queens woman Karina Vetrano jogging shortly before she was killed

(Newser) - A new possible clue in the "extraordinary case of murder" of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, CBS New York reports. A surveillance video showing the 30-year-old on her run shortly before she was killed last month. The video is being shown with her family's permission on Crime Watch Daily... More »

Police Release Sketches in Possible Manson Family Killing

Two men named Jean are persons of interest in teen's 1969 murder

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department has released sketches of two men considered persons of interest in a 47-year-old murder possibly connected to the Manson family, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to People , Reet Jurvetson, 19, flew from Canada to LA in 1969 to see a man named Jean she... More »

Man Brags About Shooting Ex-Wife, Son on Facebook Live

Police say Earl Valentine left his son dead and ex-wife in critical condition

(Newser) - "I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming," WRAL quotes Earl Valentine as saying in a chilling Facebook Live video early Tuesday. Authorities believe Valentine recorded the video while driving away from his ex-wife's house after shooting her and killing their 15-year-old son, the... More »

In Old Interview, JonBenet's Brother Recalls Day of Killing

A&E documentary includes police interview with Burke

(Newser) - A&E kicked off what Rolling Stone calls "television's most anticipated true-crime event of the season" with its documentary re-examining JonBenet Ramsey's murder as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches. One new bit was a never-before-seen police interview with brother Burke from 1998, two years after... More »

Prof Killed in Quarry Involved in Uncle-Niece Love Triangle

Ronald Bettig may have lived for 2 days after he was pushed to his death

(Newser) - Penn State professor Ronald Bettig may have taken as long as two days to die after he was pushed from a ledge and fell 80 feet to the bottom of a quarry, a court heard Wednesday. The lead investigator on the case testified that a pathologist believes the 56-year-old professor... More »

Cops Want to Talk to This Man About Jogger's Murder

Karina Vetrano was sexually assaulted and strangled while running in NYC

(Newser) - With few leads in the brutal murder of a jogger earlier this month, the New York Police Department has released a sketch of a man it believes could provide a much-needed break in the case, the New York Daily News reports. According to WABC , the man in the sketch was... More »

FBI Has Horrifying Theory on Missing Teen

Authorities believe Brittanee Drexel, 17, was raped and tossed into gator pit

(Newser) - The FBI believes Brittanee Drexel, a 17-year-old girl vacationing in South Carolina, was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and dumped in a gator pit after disappearing from Myrtle Beach in 2009, USA Today reports. According to NBC New York , it's the first time the FBI has given its thoughts on what... More »

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