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Dad of Slain ABC Journo Lost Son 2 Years Ago: 'I'm a Mess'

Jack Swaney says death of daughter Anne, killed in Belize, 'hasn't sunk in'

(Newser) - Anne Swaney, the 39-year-old ABC 7 executive producer who was found murdered in Belize on Friday, died "from a random act of violence," her obituary reads. And, "like all victims, she deserved better." Her father, Jack Swaney, said as much in his interview with WLS-TV , the... More »

Cops: ABC Producer Murdered in Belize

Anne Swaney was found strangled in a river

(Newser) - Authorities in Belize say an American tourist found face-down in a river on Friday was strangled, ABC 7 reports. Anne Swaney, a 39-year-old executive producer for ABC 7 in Chicago, was staying at the Nabitunich resort in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen on the Belize-Guatemala border. She was... More »

Opie and Anthony DJ Charged With Domestic Violence

Woman uploads Periscope video showing fight between her and Anthony Cumia

(Newser) - Last year he was fired from SiriusXM for a string of "racially charged and hate-filled" tweets. Now disc jockey Anthony Cumia is facing new troubles after a domestic violence incident at his Long Island home. The 54-year-old former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show was arrested Saturday... More »

Man Invites Over Daughter's Rapist, Fatally Tortures Him

Indian dad confesses to murdering man with hot tongs

(Newser) - A man in India has confessed to inviting over his daughter's alleged rapist, serving the man dinner, and murdering him with a pair of hot tongs, Fox News reports. The unidentified 36-year-old says he only meant to torture the man with tongs and strangulation, and wept when he died... More »

Pair Charged in Strangling of Vt. Prep School Teacher

Melissa Jenkins went missing Sunday night

(Newser) - A Vermont couple was arrested today and charged with murdering a boarding school teacher who went missing Sunday night, ABC News reports. The body of Melissa Jenkins, 33, was found on a dark road Monday, a day after her SUV was found near signs of a struggle, still running and... More »

Girlfriend 'Accidentally' Killed During Sex: Beau

'She liked to be throttled,' he tells cops

(Newser) - An unfaithful lover claims he "accidentally" killed his girlfriend who liked to be throttled during sex, a British court was told yesterday. Beauty therapist Kerry Sneddon urged her beau to apply "a bit of pressure" to her throat during sex and they had done it some 7 times... More »

Rapist Lived Openly Among Rotting Victims

Anthony Sowell reeked

(Newser) - The Ohio rapist arrested in the strangulation of six women lived openly among their rotting corpses in his home, according to cops. Bodies were found exposed in bedrooms and the living room. Officers said the stench was overpowering. "Not a pretty sight inside the home," said a Cleveland... More »

Experts See Professional Jealousy in Yale Killing

Did Raymond Clark kill Annie Le because she was moving on?

(Newser) - Ray Clark could have strangled Annie Le because she was moving on to a satisfying career while he had to clean mouse cages in a lab, criminologists tell ABC News. If Clark is guilty, he may have suffered from what experts call "relative deprivation"—a mindset created "... More »

Family Sues for $8M in NY Mom's Airport Death

Accidentally strangled trying to escape cuffs in Phoenix holding cell

(Newser) - The family of a New York woman who died in a holding cell at a Phoenix airport is suing the police department and city for $8 million, CNN reports. Carol Gotbaum became agitated after missing a flight last September and cops put her alone in a cell where she accidentally... More »

Arrest of Woman Who Died in Custody Caught on Tape

Police release video of Carol Gotbaum screaming, resisting arrest

(Newser) - Phoenix police yesterday released airport surveillance footage of a woman clearly distraught and resisting arrest shortly before her death in a security holding cell. The silent video shows Carol Gotbaum doubled over and apparently screaming as passengers stare. She struggles with police called to the scene and locks her legs... More »

Pakistan Cricket Coach Wasn't Murdered

New tests show Bob Woolmer died of natural causes

(Newser) - Police in Jamaica ruled today that Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes, reversing their previous stance that he had been murdered. Found dead in a Jamaican hotel room the day after Pakistan lost to Ireland in March's World Cup, the 58-year-old coach was originally said to have... More »

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