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Mystery Man Visited the Shermans for 29 Mins

The 'Toronto Star' reports on neighbor's CCTV footage

(Newser) - Fifteen months later, the murder of billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman remains unsolved—but the Toronto Star is reporting on a mysterious CCTV video and apparently lax investigating by police. Neighbors of the Shermans say they gave police security-cam footage of a man who drove up to the victims'... More »

Remnants of Nazi Massacre Found in Germany

400 artifacts found during excavation

(Newser) - Between March 20 and 23 in 1945, Nazis killed three groups of Polish and Soviet forced laborers—208 people in all—in Germany's Arnsberg Forest. The remains were exhumed and reburied by 1947, but those victims are now being remembered and discussed following a trio of excavations of the... More »

Mom Charged With Killing Girl, 9, Found in Duffel Bag

Mom's boyfriend is also charged in murder of Trinity Love Jones

(Newser) - Prosecutors have charged a mother with murder in the death of her 9-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles. Twenty-eight-year-old Taquesta Graham was charged Wednesday in the death of Trinity Love Jones. It's unclear whether she has an... More »

She'll Serve Life for the Murder of Her Millionaire Husband

Aurea Vazquez Rijos was sentenced Friday

(Newser) - Wedded bliss it was not. Adam Anhang, a 32-year-old Canadian millionaire, had moved to Puerto Rico in the early 2000s intending to try his hand at property development there. The Wharton School of Business grad, who had an estimated $24 million fortune thanks in part to an online gaming company,... More »

Girls Never Made It Home From a 1999 Party. Now, a Suspect

New DNA testing technique has tied Coley McCraney to murder of 2 teen girls in 1999

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years after they were murdered, two Alabama teens may finally get some justice, and it was partly the case of the Golden State Killer that led to the break in theirs. The story of what had happened to Dothan's JB Beasley and Tracie Hawlett, both 17, on... More »

Killing of Crime Boss Doesn't Look Mob-Related

Anthony Comello is 'one of the dumbest killers in New York City history'

(Newser) - Looks like Gambino crime boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was killed by a local guy in a dispute over a woman, the New York Post reports. Sources say Anthony Comello, arrested Saturday, was upset the mafioso barred him from seeing a woman in Cali's family—maybe his niece,... More »

Strange How Ferguson Protesters Keep Dying

6 deaths are drawing speculation

(Newser) - Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something... More »

Man's Wife Turns Up Dead. Not Unlike His First Wife

Lynn Keel is considered armed and dangerous

(Newser) - A North Carolina man whose wife turned up dead this week—and whose first wife died of an apparent accident in 2006—is now being sought for first-degree murder, CNN reports. Authorities say Lynn Keel, 57, is considered armed and dangerous and may be driving a 1998 Stepside Chevy pickup,... More »

Mob Boss Murder: 'A Couple of Guys Got to Get Killed Now'

Police say Frank Cali may have been lured into stepping outside his home by fender bender

(Newser) - A minor car accident in Staten Island may have been a planned precursor to a major mob murder. That's what police are now saying about the Wednesday night shooting death of Francesco "Frank" Cali , reputed head of the Gambino crime family, outside of his home. NYPD Chief of... More »

Soldier Faces Murder Charges 47 Years After Bloody Sunday

18 other suspects are off the hook

(Newser) - The first charges have been laid 47 years after Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday, when 13 demonstrators were shot and killed by British troops. A former paratrooper is charged with the murders of two men, James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of four others: Patrick O'Donnell,... More »

When Night Fell, the Chickens Killed the Fox

Fox intruder did away with chickens last time

(Newser) - Not quite the easy meal the fox may have expected when it entered a bustling chicken coop at an agricultural school in northwest France. The automatic hatch door closed behind the juvenile fox, trapping him in a coop holding 3,000 hens, reports the BBC . The birds confronted the intruder,... More »

Accused Pedophile Priest Now a Homicide Victim

Dozens in New Jersey alleged John Capparelli had sexually abused them when they were boys

(Newser) - John Capparelli traveled across the US three years ago, hoping to leave the sexual abuse allegations about him behind on the East Coast, and many in the defrocked priest's Henderson, Nev., neighborhood may have had no clue about his past. That history came to light this week after Capparelli,... More »

Cops: Woman Shot Boyfriend While Acting Out Movie Scene

Police haven't named the movie

(Newser) - A Missouri woman is accused of accidentally killing her boyfriend as they acted out a movie scene involving a gun, only to have the gun go off. Kalesha Marie Peterson of Fulton is charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of David Dalton, the... More »

Mom's Boyfriend Charged in Duffel Bag Murder

Police say Emiel Hunt killed Trinity Love Jones, 9

(Newser) - The boyfriend of the mother of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag on a horse trail was charged Tuesday with one count of murder, the AP reports. Emiel Hunt, 38, allegedly killed Trinity Love Jones about March 1, according to charges filed in Los Angeles... More »

6-Year-Old Proves Key in Pregnant Mom's 1988 Murder

He reportedly kept quiet on threat of death from his mother's ex-boyfriend, but no more

(Newser) - George Kearney's secret was kept for 30 years. Less than a year after his arrest, an admission to murder will put it all on the table. Kearney, charged in the 1988 murder of a pregnant mother in Indiana, pleaded guilty Monday without having made a plea deal. That means... More »

Grisly Cold-Case Killing Comes Back to Life

A jury convicts Howard Pilmar's wife and brother-in-law in horrific stabbing

(Newser) - Manhattan businessman Howard Pilmar was found stabbed to death in 1996, but the crime went unpunished—until now. On Friday, a New York jury found Pilmar's wife and brother-in-law guilty of luring him to his office to stab him dozens of times. "They planned it as a trap,... More »

After 'Perfect Murder,' Sisters Chose to 'Run Their Mouths'

Both are charged in father's 2015 death, previously listed as natural

(Newser) - Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, Fla., calls it "the perfect murder." Mary-Beth Tomaselli allegedly held the nose and arms of her father, who'd been given a mix of alcohol and sleeping pills, while her sister, Linda Roberts, allegedly stuffed a rag down his throat. As the... More »

Girl's Accused Kidnapper: 'I Don't Think Like a Serial Killer'

Jake Patterson says he'll plead guilty as a way to shield Jayme Closs from a trial

(Newser) - "The reason I did this is complicated." So writes the Wisconsin man awaiting trial in the October murders of James and Denise Closs and the kidnapping of their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme. Jake Patterson responded to questions sent by KARE11 reporter Lou Raguse with a letter of his own.... More »

She Kept Hubby From Driving Drunk. Then, a Barrage of Bullets

Marlee Barnhill, 2 friends killed at 27th birthday party

(Newser) - "Tonight I'm going to one of my really good friend's houses," Marlee Barnhill said in a Facebook Live video ahead of her 27th birthday party. "We're going to karaoke, and sit on her back porch and just hang out." The operator of the... More »

Chilling Evidence in Death of Kelsey Berreth: 5 Teeth

Patrick Frazee is charged with fiancee's murder

(Newser) - They make for grim reading. Police in Colorado have released more than 20 warrants related to the murder charges against Patrick Frazee in the death of fiancee Kelsey Berreth, 29. They reveal how authorities zeroed in on the 32-year-old Frazee as a suspect, in part because of "several inconsistencies... More »

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