Memphis killings

4 Stories

Cops Charge Brother in Mass Killing

Ex-con admits to killing 6 after dispute, Memphis police say

(Newser) - Memphis police collared a man yesterday and charged him in a mass killing that shocked the city last weekend. Jessie Dotson, 33, allegedly shot his brother Cecil, 30, in an argument and then murdered five possible witnesses. “When Jessie left, he believed everyone in the home was dead,”... More »

Memphis Kids Survived Horrific Attack

Family says some victims tortured during assault that killed six

(Newser) - Details emerging from the killing of four adults and two children in Memphis reveal a brutal attack during which the victims—including at least two of the three children who survived—were tortured, the Commercial Appeal reports. Police have uncovered no suspects or motive, and the governor has raised the... More »

Memphis Massacre Kids Under Guard

Three wounded survivors under tight protection; victims had troubled pasts

(Newser) - Memphis police are keeping a tight watch on three seriously wounded children who could be key to solving the murder of six people—including two other kids—at a brick house in a tough neighborhood over the weekend. Police aren’t allowing any visitors, including relatives. They’ve also declined... More »

2 Toddlers, 4 Adults Shot Dead in Memphis Home

Worst mass killing in city in 35 years

(Newser) - Memphis police found two toddler girls and four adults shot dead in a home in the city's Binghamton neighborhood yesterday. Three other young children have been taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds and are said to be critically injured, reports the Commercial Appeal. Police say the shootings happened... More »

4 Stories

AROUND THE WEB