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Teen Brothers Die in Murder-Suicide —Over Clothes

Third brother couldn't stop fight that escalated out of control

(Newser) - Friends of a grieving Miami family say Stanley Blanc, 16, wanted to wear the clothes of his 14-year-old brother, Stephen, but Stephen didn't want him to—and now both boys are dead in a murder-suicide. Relatives say Stephen pulled a gun and shot his older brother in their home... More »

Dad Who 'Killed Family' Had All-American Life

Darrin Campbell is caught buying fireworks on store camera

(Newser) - Surveillance video shows Darrin Campbell—the Florida dad accused of killing his family and himself and setting their house on fire—buying fireworks in a store three days before the tragedy, ABC Action News reports. Campbell was "calm ... like any other customer," said a salesperson who cashed out... More »

4 Found Dead in Tennis Star's Burning Mansion

James Blake had rented mansion to family

(Newser) - Four people were found dead in a Tampa Bay-area mansion owned by tennis star James Blake after an explosion and fire—and though the fire appears to have been intentionally set, authorities believe it wasn't what killed the two adults and two teenagers. A police spokeswoman says two of... More »

Man, 88: Hospital Shooting Was a Botched Mercy Killing

He says he meant to kill paralyzed wife, himself

(Newser) - An 88-year-old man charged with shooting his wife as she lay in a hospital bed says he would have killed her and then himself if his gun hadn't jammed. William Dresser of Carson City, Nevada, has told police that his wife of 63 years had been paralyzed by an... More »

Man Who Threw Son Off High-Rise 'Wanted the House'

Dmitriy Kanarikov was locked in bitter custody battle

(Newser) - The New York City man who yesterday threw his 3-year-old son off a high-rise and jumped after him, killing them both, had threatened to take the child in a bitter custody dispute, the New York Daily News reports. Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, had demanded that his wife, Svetlana Bukharina, give him... More »

Jovan Belcher's Body Exhumed in Search of Brain Injury

Expert convinced Chiefs' linebacker had CTE when he killed girlfriend, self

(Newser) - Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. An examination of Belcher's brain could determine whether he... More »

Man Killed Wife, Son With Crossbow: Cops

Pedro Maldonado later found dead in Florida hotel room

(Newser) - A Florida man accused of killing his wife and son with a crossbow was found dead in a hotel room after police say he slit his own throat. According to authorities, 53-year-old Pedro Maldonado's violent rampage began Monday in his family's home when he murdered his wife, 47-year-old... More »

Western Virginia Had No Hospital Bed for Deeds' Son

Friends recall Gus Deeds as exuberant, not troubled

(Newser) - Virginia State Police are still attempting to piece together exactly what happened at state Sen. Creigh Deeds' residence yesterday, but have confirmed that they "are looking at this as an attempted murder and suicide." The Times-Dispatch elaborates on its report on the mental health evaluation son Gus Deeds... More »

Dad Allegedly Posted Photos of Child, Murdered Her

Man accused of shooting 19-month old, himself

(Newser) - Before he allegedly shot his 19-month-old daughter and then himself, Merrick McKoy went on Facebook. There were three posts made right before police heard gunshots inside, ABC 7 reports. The first was a photo of the 22-year-old Westminster, Colorado, man holding Mia McKoy. The next two said, "Ima miss... More »

6 Found Dead in South Carolina Home

4 adults, 2 kids killed in suspected murder-suicide

(Newser) - Four adults and two children were found shot dead in a South Carolina home in an apparent murder-suicide that police believe was a "domestic-related incident," the State reports. Officers were dispatched to the home in Greenwood County after a man called the sheriff's department and said he... More »

Family of 5 Found Dead Inside Texas Home

Police suspect murder-suicide

(Newser) - A north Texas Sheriff’s office says five people, including three children, have been found dead inside a home. Newsy reports: More »

Father Kills Son, Self During Supervised Visitation

Muni Savyon, 54, was at New Hampshire YWCA office with son, 9

(Newser) - An Israeli-born software engineer shot his 9-year-old son to death before taking his own life during supervised visitation at a New Hampshire YWCA office, officials say. An adult supervisor was present when Muni Savyon, 54, of Manchester, took out a handgun and shot 9-year-old Joshua Savyon of Amherst before shooting... More »

Family 'Meant World' to Man Who Shot Daughters

Anthony Alvarez, Vietnam vet, suffered from PTSD: son

(Newser) - Family was everything for Anthony Alvarez—and yet the 63-year-old man shot his two adult daughters on Memorial Day before taking his own life, say police. No motive has yet been revealed, but his son says the Vietnam veteran has "never been the same" since his wife of 42... More »

Man Shoots Adult Daughters With Kids in House

Anthony Alvarez's granddaughter called 911 after her mom killed

(Newser) - An 8-year-old girl dialed 911 at 4:39am yesterday to report a shooting, and the story gets worse from there. Police say the child's 63-year-old grandfather, Anthony Alvarez, shot his two adult daughters before taking his own life—while the girl and her two brothers were in the Orosi,... More »

Cops: Grandma Took Off With Boys, Killed Them, Self

Debra Denison, 47, believed to have shot grandsons in Connecticut

(Newser) - Debra Denison was supposed to pick up her grandsons Alton Perry, 2, and Ashton Perry, 6 months, and bring them home for Alton's birthday party—instead, Connecticut state police found all three dead in a parked car last night. They believe Denison shot the children and herself, the AP... More »

2 Dead in Murder-Suicide at University of Maryland

Student reportedly first set fire in basement of his off-campus home

(Newser) - Two University of Maryland students are dead and a third was wounded this morning in what police are classifying as a murder-suicide. Just after 1am, one student set a fire in the basement of his off-campus house, police tell NBC News . When his two housemates confronted him, they all went... More »

NFL Player 'Drunk' Before He Shot Girlfriend 9 Times

Jovan Belcher was inebriated before murder-suicide: autopsy

(Newser) - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, an autopsy released today showed. The Jackson County Medical Examiner report on Belcher, 25, raised... More »

Grandparents Fight Over Jovan Belcher's Daughter

Zoey Belcher, 4 months, is worth $3M

(Newser) - In a sad epilogue to the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide , both sets of grandparents are fighting over the baby girl orphaned when the NFL player killed her mother and then himself. Four-month-old Zoey Belcher will inherit almost $3 million in life insurance plus NFL annual payments and retirement funds. "Personally,... More »

Video: Police Talk to NFL Player Hours Before Killings

Jovan Belcher was sleeping in car before murder/suicide

(Newser) - Kansas City police have released dash-cam video of their encounter with Chiefs player Jovan Belcher hours before he killed his girlfriend and then himself. Officers responding to a 911 call found him sleeping in his parked car about 3am and woke him up, reports the Kansas City Star . “You... More »

Bob Costas Was Right About Gun Control

'Pathologies' of gun violence, domestic violence need addressing

(Newser) - Bob Costas has been heavily criticized for responding to Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide with a call for better gun control during halftime of Sunday's Eagles-Cowboys game. But in a culture awash in gun violence, Costas was clearly in the right, writes Amy Davidson in the New Yorker . She debunks... More »

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