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Suspect: Realtor Targeted Because She Was Rich, Worked Alone

Arron Lewis pleads not guilty to kidnapping, murder of Beverly Carter

(Newser) - A little more light is perhaps being shed on the death of real estate agent Beverly Carter : A suspect in the murder, Arron Lewis, told reporters that Carter was targeted because "she was a woman that worked alone—a rich broker," Fox News reports. But he's not... More »

Missing Realtor's Body Found in Shallow Grave

Kidnapping suspect in Beverly Carter case now charged with murder

(Newser) - Authorities have recovered the body of Beverly Carter, the Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared after showing a home Thursday . THV11 reports her body was found in a shallow grave on a property in Pulaski County; the AP describes the location as that of the Argos concrete company. Officials headed... More »

Okla. Woman Beheaded by Co-Worker: Cops

Motive for attack is unclear

(Newser) - Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City yesterday was beheaded. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says the woman, who has not been identified, was beheaded by a man who attacked her and another woman at Vaughan Foods in... More »

Teen's Beau Admits Murder of Mom Found in Suitcase

Daughter says she helped stuff mom's body, police say

(Newser) - Police say suspect Tommy Schaefer has admitted to murdering his girlfriend's mom, a month after her body was found stuffed in a bloody suitcase in Bali. Schaefer, who was arrested along with the victim's daughter, Heather Mack, confessed to killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, because "he was... More »

Man Nabbed in Halliburton Relative's Murder

Dayont'e Omar Resiles charged with first-degree murder

(Newser) - Authorities have arrested a man in the case of a Halliburton relative found murdered in a bathtub . Police say Dayont'e Omar Resiles broke into Jill Halliburton Su's Florida mansion in a gated community Monday and killed her around 11:30am, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. "It... More »

Thailand Stumped as DNA Clears 12 in Tourist Slayings

Cops 'really don't know where to look now'

(Newser) - DNA tests have thrown Thai authorities a goose egg in their quest to solve the savage murders of two British tourists. Semen from two different men was found on the body of 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge, reports the BBC , but analysis revealed that while both sets matched DNA pulled from a... More »

Thai PM: Tourists in Bikinis Aren't Safe—Unless They're Ugly

Or, what not to say after 2 tourists are brutally murdered in your country

(Newser) - Faced with the savage murder of two young British tourists on one of his country's most popular beaches, Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha elected to address the topic of tourist safety. Unfortunately, he wasn't entirely reassuring, reports the Independent : "There are always problems with tourist safety. They think... More »

2 Tourists Found Dead on Thai Beach

'Gruesome' attack likely carried out with hoe: officials

(Newser) - In what police call a "very gruesome" case, a pair of British tourists have been found dead today on an island in Thailand, apparently beaten with a nearby hoe that was covered in blood, the AP reports. A 24-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were discovered, mostly naked, on a... More »

Woman Surprised to Find Dead Body in Her Trunk

Police say she's not a suspect

(Newser) - A California woman says she has no idea how a dead body wound up in the trunk of her Lexus. The Riverside woman says she'd thought the car smelled funny as she left work yesterday, but she stopped at Walmart thinking nothing of it. When she opened the trunk... More »

Halliburton Relative Dead in Bathtub Murder

Florida police investigating death of Jill Halliburton Su

(Newser) - Police in Florida's Broward County have a high-profile murder on their hands: Jill Halliburton Su, a 59-year-old relative of the founder of the oil services conglomerate, was found dead in a bathtub in her waterfront mansion in Davie this week, reports ABC News . Police have ruled it a homicide... More »

'Altruistic Filicide' Case Begins Tomorrow

Millionaire mother says she killed son, 8, to save him from abuse

(Newser) - A sad and bizarre murder trial gets underway tomorrow in Manhattan, involving a mother who admits killing her autistic 8-year-old son but who says she did so to protect him from abuse, reports the New York Law Journal . But that doesn't scratch the surface of the case involving Gigi... More »

Holly Bobo's Body Found

Tennessee student was kidnapped in 2011

(Newser) - Sorrow, but some closure for the family of Holly Bobo: The remains of the Tennessee nursing student have been found more than three years after she was seen being dragged into the woods near her home by a man in camouflage. A skull was found near a logging road in... More »

Kentucky Teacher, 22, Murdered in Chile

Erica Hagan found dead on campus of Baptist college

(Newser) - Georgetown College in Kentucky is mourning a recent graduate murdered while teaching in Chile. Erica Faith Hagan, 22, was found dead in her apartment on the campus of a Baptist college over the weekend, Fox News reports. Police in Temuco, the country's fourth-largest city, say she had been hit... More »

Cops: Detroit Teens Murdered French Artist

Youngest suspect was 13 when Bilal Berreni killed

(Newser) - A French street artist who worked with Tunisian revolutionaries and Libyan refugees ended up dead after coming to work in Detroit, police say. Four suspects, all of them teenagers when Bilal Berreni was murdered in July last year, are accused of shooting the 23-year-old in the face and dumping his... More »

Man Murdered During 'Bucket List' Bike Ride

He had planned to end Maryland-to-Miami journey with proposal

(Newser) - Kevin Adorno set out from Maryland last month to complete an item from his bucket list: bicycling all the way to Florida. When he reached Miami, he planned to propose to his girlfriend. Instead, he was on the phone with her Monday night outside a Vero Beach McDonald's—less... More »

3 Die in 'Random' LA Shootings; Suspect Held

Police warn locals to 'get away'

(Newser) - Shootings early yesterday left three dead in attacks that the Los Angeles Times calls "seemingly random." Four were wounded in the San Fernando Valley shootings in the Los Angeles area. Police have detained a suspect; as to witness reports that multiple attackers were involved, "I can't... More »

World's 'Greatest' Mass Murderess Bathed in Blood

Countess Elizabeth Bathory died 400 years ago

(Newser) - Talk about a grim anniversary: Countess Elizabeth Bathory of the Kingdom of Hungary died 400 years ago, ending the world's "most prolific" recorded killing spree by a woman, CNN reports. Bathory reportedly tortured and killed up to 650 girls and bathed in their blood because she believed it... More »

24 Years Later, Science Overturns Arson Conviction

Han Tak Lee imprisoned for allegedly murdering daughter

(Newser) - In 1990, Han Tak Lee was convicted of murdering his daughter. Now, almost a quarter-century later, a judge says the 79-year-old's conviction rested on a scientific inaccuracy—and the former New York businessman is finally out of prison, the AP reports. According to a review of his case finished... More »

Young Couple Arrested After Mother Found in Suitcase

Heather Mack suspected in mother's death

(Newser) - It's no secret that Heather Mack, the 19-year-old daughter of the late jazz composer James Mack, didn't get along with her mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack. And now that her mother's body has been found in a bloodied suitcase in Bali, Mack has been arrested along with her... More »

Jenise's Dad Looked Out for Teen Held in Her Murder

17-year-old will be tried as an adult for rape and murder

(Newser) - Not long after the body of 6-year-old Jenise Wright was found in a 4-foot bog near her family's mobile home in Bremerton, Wash., DNA evidence on her clothing led investigators to 17-year-old family friend Gabriel Zebediah Gaeta. Jenise's father, James Wright, tells NBC News he'd mentored Gabriel:... More »

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