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Cops Are Trying to Find This Millionaire Using a Podcast

Peter Chadwick allegedly killed his wife in 2012

(Newser) - The podcast's name is an aspirational one: "Countdown to Capture." The capture part is what the Newport Beach Police Department hopes will result from the six-part series, which it is releasing in a bid to finally catch their man. Details:
  • The crime: The Los Angeles Times reports
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Fatal Fight Between Neighbors on Tape: 'C'mon, Shoot Me!'

Kara Box has cellphone video of confrontation between her late husband, 2 neighbors

(Newser) - Cops say a 37-year-old Texas man was shot dead by two neighbors earlier this month after an argument over a mattress, and now Aaron Howard's common-law wife has video of the confrontation. "People deserve to know what actually happened," Kara Box tells KTXS . See that site or... More »

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of DC Jogger

Police say video footage, tips led to arrest of Anthony Crawford in a nearby park

(Newser) - A suspect has been arrested in the apparently random Tuesday night killing of a jogger in Washington, DC. Anthony Crawford, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of Wendy Martinez, who was fatally stabbed. At a press conference Thursday, police said they have not established... More »

Bizarre Yoga Ball Murder Case Reaches Its End

Khaw Kim-sun is found guilty in deaths of wife, daughter

(Newser) - Three years after anesthesiology professor Dr. Khaw Kim-sun's wife and 16-year-old daughter were found unresponsive in a Mini Cooper in Hong Kong, Khaw has been convicted of their murders and was on Wednesday sentenced to life in prison. The case received international attention due to its bizarre mechanics : The... More »

Border Patrol Agent Wanted to 'Eradicate All Prostitutes': Cops

Juan David Ortiz befriended sex workers before murders, say authorities

(Newser) - A Border Patrol agent accused of killing four women over 12 days wanted "to eradicate all the prostitutes," authorities in Laredo, Texas, tell USA Today , and they're not ruling out the possibility of more victims. The bodies of two women had already been found when 35-year-old Juan... More »

Murder of Golf Star in Broad Daylight 'Very Troubling'

Collin Daniel Richards is ordered held on $5M cash-only bail

(Newser) - In a Tuesday morning hearing that lasted just minutes, the man accused of killing a star Iowa State University golfer on Monday was ordered held on $5 million cash-only bond. Prosecutors described Collin Daniel Richards as homeless and the crime that took Celia Barquin Arozamena's life as "a... More »

Acclaimed Spanish Golfer Murdered on Iowa Course

Iowa State University's female athlete of the year died in assault: cops

(Newser) - A 22-year-old golfer headed for the height of her sport was instead murdered on the course. Wrapping up a civil engineering degree at Iowa State University, where she'd been named female athlete of the year, Spain's Celia Barquín Arozamena was found dead a short distance from her... More »

US Alleges British Sailor Sank Boat to Hide Wife's Murder

The FBI first picked up Lewis Bennett on a smuggling charge that's since evolved

(Newser) - Prosecutors say a British sailor initially arrested on charges he was smuggling gold and silver coins while on a voyage to Cuba now includes murder charges. The FBI believes Lewis Bennett killed his wife, Isabella Hellman, as they plied the Atlantic last year, the Guardian reports. After Bennett was rescued... More »

Cops: Border Patrol Cop Went on Killing Spree of Prostitutes

10-year veteran arrested after a 5th woman managed to escape

(Newser) - Texas authorities charged a US Border Patrol supervisor with murder following what they called a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended when a fifth woman escaped at a gas station. Juan David Ortiz, 35, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was charged... More »

Prisoner Kills Cellmate in Way That Redefines Cruelty

Larry Mark's killer reportedly flouted his deed by wearing the man's ear

(Newser) - Truly horrific: A Florida prison inmate murdered his cellmate Thursday by strangling him, pulling out his eyes, and strolling into the prison chow hall wearing the guy's ear around his neck—a killing that highlights bigger problems at Columbia Correctional Institution, the Miami Herald reports. Officials have identified the... More »

Dr. Phil Steps Into Fray of Natalie Wood Death

Wood's sister, yacht captain tell Phil McGraw they're sure husband Robert Wagner killed her

(Newser) - For nearly 40 years, the death of Natalie Wood has remained a mystery. First the 43-year-old actress was ruled to have died of accidental drowning after disappearing from a yacht she was on with husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken. Then, in 2012, that ruling shifted to drowning plus... More »

Identities, New Details Revealed in California Shooting Rampage

Police say domestic violence may have played a role

(Newser) - Police have identified the gunman in Southern California who fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he shot dead a father and daughter in a 37-minute rampage Wednesday night . Kern County Sheriff... More »

A Twist for Romance Novelist Accused of Offing Spouse

Nancy Crampton Brophy posted essay in 2011 called 'How to Murder Your Husband'

(Newser) - Nancy Crampton Brophy has already grabbed headlines , having been arraigned on a murder charge earlier this month in connection with her chef husband's death: that the 68-year-old was a romance novelist who penned books like 2015's The Wrong Husband drew notice. Now, the Oregonian unearths a more explosive... More »

Marine's Midnight Murder Leaves Wife 'Speechless'

No suspects named in Friday shooting in Lemon Grove, Calif.

(Newser) - Alexia Truax married her best friend last spring before giving birth to the couple's son in September. A year later, her world has been turned upside down. "Speechless" is how the 20-year-old Texas resident describes feeling after learning her husband, Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Truax Jr., was fatally... More »

Millionaire Accused of Killing Lawyer a Week After Judgment

David Jungerman's $33M in assets are now under care of a Kansas City police commissioner

(Newser) - Millionaire David Jungerman should be enjoying his golden years. Instead, his assets are now under the control of police in Kansas City, who've charged him with murder. It's something of a tale: Per the Kansas City Star , the 80-year-old is accused of shooting and killing attorney Tom Pickert... More »

Good Samaritan Stops to Help Man Hired to Kill Him: Cops

Carlos Cruz-Echevarria was killed to stop him from testifying, police say

(Newser) - The killing of Carlos Cruz-Echevarria, a 60-year-old Army veteran, seemed random at first. But authorities now say it was all too deliberate. The body of Cruz-Echevarria was found Nov. 11—Veterans Day—near a disabled, stolen car on the side of a Deltona, Fla., road, the Orlando Sentinel reports. He... More »

Romance Novelist Accused of Murdering Her Husband

Author Nancy Brophy allegedly shot her chef husband in Oregon

(Newser) - A romance novelist might've been better suited to the crime genre, according to Oregon authorities who accuse Nancy Crampton-Brophy of killing her chef husband. The 68-year-old, who writes under the name Nancy Brophy, was arraigned on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon Thursday, three months after... More »

Suspect Found Hanged on Morning of Murder Trial

'Diabolical' Tyler Tessier was accused of killing pregnant girlfriend

(Newser) - Maryland prosecutors say they prepared a very strong case against Tyler Tessier that would surely have sent him to prison for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend last year —but they don't need it anymore. Tessier was found hanged in his cell at Montgomery County Correctional Facility on... More »

Cops: Toddler's Killing Born of Mom's 'Moment of Frustration'

Florida's Charisse Stinson allegedly struck son, prompting seizures

(Newser) - Police searched woods, divers searched ponds, and a sketch of an apparent suspect spread across social media. All this in the 60 hours after Charisse Stinson reported her 2-year-old son missing early Sunday, claiming he'd been taken by a man who offered her a ride before knocking her unconscious.... More »

Malaysian Court Orders US Citizen to the Gallows

Gerald Mickelson found guilty of murdering ex-wife

(Newser) - A Malaysian court has sentenced an American man to death by hanging for killing his ex-wife, but the man will appeal the ruling on the grounds that he acted in self-defense, the AP reports. Lawyer KA Ramu says the High Court found his client, 63-year-old Gerald Wayne Mickelson, guilty of... More »

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