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Teen Kills Brother, 6, Then Himself During Dinner: Cops

Older brother injured in what Florida cops say was prompted by fight over food

(Newser) - An evening meal among three brothers ended in tragedy yesterday evening in Hudson, Fla. A 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, cops say, then wounded his 16-year-old brother before killing himself, the AP reports. The boys' mother was at work and an 18-year-old brother wasn't around. What... More »

Celeb Chef's Killing: Human Remains in Suspect's Woodstove

No positive ID on remains as belonging to Cristie Schoen Codd, husband

(Newser) - North Carolina officials investigating the murders of former Food Network Star contestant Cristie Schoen Codd , her husband Joseph Codd, and the unborn child she carried made a grisly find in the case, reports CNN . Upon searching the home of suspect Robert Jason Owens, 36, police found human remains and "... More »

Judge: Durst Dumped a Cat's Head at My Door

She thinks he held grudge over parole hearing

(Newser) - Eccentric heir Robert Durst is behind bars, and the judge who oversaw his 2003 murder trial says she hopes he stays there. Texas Judge Susan Criss tells the New York Daily News that she believes Durst, holding a grudge after she testified against him at a parole hearing, was the... More »

Pregnant Food Network Star, Husband Murdered

Cristie Schoen Codd, husband Joseph disappear

(Newser) - A pregnant Food Network star and her husband have disappeared, and a man has been charged with their murders. Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and Joseph Codd, 45, were reported missing by family members Sunday, according to the Hollywood Reporter ; deputies found their pets and their vehicles still at their North... More »

Cops: Youths Murdered Man for Spilling Coffee

Passers-by ignored Stamford murder, police say

(Newser) - A man who moved to the US from Guatemala for a better life 20 years ago was murdered in Stamford, Conn., last week in a shocking, unprovoked attack. Police say warehouse manager Antonio Muralles, 52, was killed after he walked out of a McDonald's last Wednesday evening and bumped... More »

Durst Eyed in Cases of 2 Missing Teens

Heir's extradition to California delayed

(Newser) - "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course," Robert Durst said in the finale of The Jinx , and cold-case investigators are now starting to wonder how many "them all" might mean. Police in Eureka, Calif., tell NBC that they'd like to speak to... More »

How 2 Letters Led to Durst's Murder Charge

Official describes key evidence as the letters, not alleged confession

(Newser) - A law enforcement official is speaking out about the evidence Robert Durst was presented with before he allegedly confessed to murder while wearing a mic. The unnamed official tells the AP that Durst was handed two letters during the final episode of the HBO series The Jinx: One he had... More »

In Jinx Finale, Heir Says He 'Killed Them All'

Bathroom 'confession' aired a day after Durst arrest

(Newser) - High drama on HBO last night: In the final moments of the documentary series The Jinx, New York real estate heir Robert Durst appears to confess to three murders. After documentary makers presented him with a letter linking him to the 2000 murder of his friend Susan Berman, Durst went... More »

Cops Nab Heir Depicted in HBO's The Jinx

Robert Durst busted in New Orleans last night

(Newser) - In something of a made-for-TV ending, cops in New Orleans arrested cross-dressing real estate heir Robert Durst last night on a warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department, reports the Times-Picayune . Durst is the suspect in three killings, including the 2003 murder and dismemberment of neighbor Morris Black in Texas,... More »

Survivor Exec Guilty of Wife's Mexico Murder

Judge sentences Bruce Beresford-Redman to 12 years

(Newser) - Five years after Monica Burgos was found murdered in Mexico , her husband has been found guilty of the crime. Prosecutors maintained former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman killed his wife on April 5, 2010, in a room at Cancun's Moon Palace resort, then dumped her body in a cistern, and... More »

Nemtsov Murder Suspect Blows Himself Up

Suspect charged in killing is said to have confessed

(Newser) - Well, that seems settled: Not only has Russia charged two and detained three others in the murder of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, but one of those charged has apparently confessed. And a sixth suspect blew himself up last night when police approached his apartment in Chechnya, reports Interfax via the... More »

Man Arrested in Murder of Blogger Hacked to Death

Farabi Shafiur Rahman has admitted to threats against Avijit Roy

(Newser) - The top suspect in the brutal killing of a Bangladeshi-American blogger has been apprehended, Reuters reports. Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who was arrested at a bus stop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has confessed to threatening blogger Avijit Roy, officials say. "It's a holy duty of Bangalee Muslims to kill Avijit,... More »

Teens Face 55 Years for Killing They Didn't Commit

'Elkhart 4' case under review by Indiana supreme court

(Newser) - Blake Layman, 16, and some friends were smoking weed and complaining about their empty wallets in October 2012 when the group had the idea to break into a neighbor's house and steal some stuff to sell. When no one answered Rodney Scott's door five minutes later, they put... More »

Cop on Missouri Mass Murder: 'This Is Bad'

Gunman among the dead, police say

(Newser) - Seven people were shot to death in a middle-of-the-night shooting rampage in Texas County, Mo., the Houston Herald reports. The attacks in the south-central part of the state took place at multiple sites. A 36-year-old suspected gunman from Tyrone is also dead, police tell KTVI , saying he was discovered in... More »

2014 Top Model Contestant Dead in Triple Murder

Mirjana Puhar found dead, 19-year-old has been charged

(Newser) - A former America's Next Top Model contestant was found dead Tuesday alongside her boyfriend and another man, and a third man has been charged in the murders. Sources tell TMZ a friend of 19-year-old Mirjana Puhar and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Jonathan Alvarado, went to Alvarado's Charlotte, NC, home... More »

Retired Cop's Suicide Note: Daughters 'Taken Away'

Glen Hochman left note indicating murders, suicide were premeditated

(Newser) - Glen Hochman apparently shot his 13- and 17-year-old daughters in the head with a .40-caliber Glock as they slept early Saturday, shot the family's three dogs, then wrote a suicide note in which he said "that the two girls were taken away," says the police chief in... More »

Minaj Crew Member Killed in Bar Fight

She confirms the news on Twitter

(Newser) - Two members of Nicki Minaj's touring team were stabbed—one fatally—early yesterday outside a bar in Philly, where they were rehearsing for the tour. Minaj confirmed the news on Twitter , and Billboard confirmed the stabbings with the Philadelphia Police Department, though PPD would not reveal details or names.... More »

India Tycoon Accused of Killing 'Slow' Security Guard

Millionaire apparently angry he was asked for ID

(Newser) - Indian millionaire Mohammed Nisham has been charged with murdering his security guard, allegedly because the man took too long opening the gate to Nisham's home in Kerala as the businessman returned from work. Authorities say Nisham deliberately rammed Kattungal Chandrabose with his Hummer, pinning the 50-year-old man against a... More »

Suspect in '46 Lynching: 'Blacks Are Blaming People'

Georgia man says uncle took part in unsolved murders

(Newser) - The FBI is investigating whether alleged perpetrators of a mass lynching nearly 70 years ago in the South remain alive and well, the Guardian reports. Using a suspect-list provided by civil rights activists, investigators knocked on the door of 86-year-old Charlie Peppers in Monroe, Georgia. The subject of their chat:... More »

Sniper Suspect Killed 'Because They Wouldn't Talk to Me'

Witness recalls Eddie Ray Routh's words after arrest

(Newser) - The man accused of killing American Sniper Chris Kyle and a friend says he did it because the two men wouldn't talk to him, according to a witness for the prosecution. Gene Cole, a former sheriff's deputy, told a jury Friday that he overheard remarks by accused gunman... More »

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