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Son, Parents Face Life in Prison in Dismemberment Case

Cops say concealing Ashley Young's death was a family affair

(Newser) - It's not only a Michigan man who could face life in prison after a woman's mutilated body was discovered in the apartment building he owns. Jared Chance's parents—including a father who worked as an Illinois police officer for 25 years, per WWMT —could face the... More »

Mom Said Dad Left in 1961. He Was in Basement All Along

Case is now a murder investigation

(Newser) - When he was growing up, Michael Carroll's mother told him and his three siblings that their father had walked out one day in 1961 and never returned. But George Carroll was just feet away the entire time, buried more than six feet below the basement of their Long Island... More »

His Wife's Body Was Found Tied to Anchor. He Claimed Suicide

It's life in prison for Christopher Leclair

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who hoped to shack up with his girlfriend after killing his wife of 25 years will instead be confined to a prison bed for life. Christopher Leclair maintained his innocence even as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, describing the June... More »

300-Pound Woman Pleads Guilty to Crushing Boyfriend

Pa. woman will be sentenced for 3rd-degree murder

(Newser) - A 300-pound woman in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting in the head with a table leg, and finally crushing the 120-pound man with her own weight. Windi Thomas, 44, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the March 18 death of Keeno Butler in... More »

Most Dangerous Place for Women: Home

More than half of women killed worldwide in 2017 died at hands of intimate partner, family member

(Newser) - Men make up the lion's share of homicide victims, but it's women who "pay the highest price as a result of gender inequality, discrimination, and negative stereotypes." That's according to a new UN report out of its Office on Drugs and Crime, ABC News reports,... More »

Mystery Deepens in NJ Mansion Fire

Lawyer says Paul Caneiro is innocent

(Newser) - New Jersey man Paul Caneiro didn't try to set his own house on fire with his wife and children inside, his lawyer says—and he is also innocent of "any other charge," which would include the murders of his brother and his family . Lawyer Robert Honecker Jr.... More »

After Man, Family Die in Mansion Fire, Brother Arrested

Paul Caneiro's arrest tied to a fire at his own home that happened hours prior

(Newser) - A convoluted story out of New Jersey, where police have charged Paul Caneiro with aggravated arson in connection with a fire at his own home—one that the Asbury Park Press reports occurred seven hours before a fatal fire at his brother's mansion. Around 5am Tuesday, firefighters responded to... More »

'He Lied About Everything': Killer's Ex-Girlfriend Speaks Out

Nichol Kessinger was dating 'divorced' Christopher Watts when his family vanished

(Newser) - The allegations against Christopher Watts , the Colorado man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters, are awful, and one person who believes them is the woman he was dating at the time of the murders. "He's a liar," Nichol Kessinger told the Denver Post ... More »

Cleveland.com Reporter, 30, Found Shot Dead in Trailer

Nikki Delamotte, 30, had recently reunited with her uncle

(Newser) - Cleveland.com is reeling after "popular" culture reporter Nikki Delamotte was found shot dead in what's being investigated as a suspected homicide. Perrysburg Township police say the 30-year-old and her uncle, Robert Delamotte, 67, were found dead in his trailer, and Cleveland.com reports she was there after... More »

A 'Troubling Decline' Continues in Chicago

Fewer homicides are being solved

(Newser) - A "troubling decline" in the number of homicides solved by Chicago police is continuing, USA Today reports. According to data obtained by the paper, the city's homicide clearance rate was 15.4% during the first half of the year, meaning that a suspect was identified or arrested in... More »

Marine's Midnight Murder Leaves Wife 'Speechless'

No suspects named in Friday shooting in Lemon Grove, Calif.

(Newser) - Alexia Truax married her best friend last spring before giving birth to the couple's son in September. A year later, her world has been turned upside down. "Speechless" is how the 20-year-old Texas resident describes feeling after learning her husband, Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Truax Jr., was fatally... More »

Are People Getting Away With Murder at Work?

One certified fraud examiner thinks so

(Newser) - The Atlantic plucks an unexpected data point out of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics study on fatal workplace injuries: One of the top causes on the list (after things like falling and traffic accidents) is homicide, with some 500 reported in 2016. The Atlantic uses that as a jumping-off... More »

Visiting a Cemetery, They Find a Body

Xavier D.Luckey was pronounced dead at the scene

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say a husband and wife visiting their granddaughter's grave found a man's body lying nearby. High Point police said in a news release a caller told a 911 dispatcher the body was lying next to a mausoleum just inside the cemetery Tuesday, per the... More »

3 House Visits Yielded Nothing. On 4th, a Body in a Fish Tank

2 suspects identified in case of missing SF man

(Newser) - It had been months since Scott Free last saw his neighbor when a crime scene cleanup crew arrived at that neighbor's home on Aug 14. Thanks to Free's 911 call, San Francisco police are now trying to identify a body without a head or hands, found so badly... More »

Coach Accused of Throwing Punch in Tourist's NYC Death

Jamill Jones charged with misdemeanor assault

(Newser) - A single punch may have destroyed the life of a rising college basketball coach—and ended the life of a Florida man who was visiting New York City for his stepsister's wedding. Police say Jamill Jones, an assistant coach at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, surrendered to police... More »

Man Looking for Uber Fatally Punched

He banged on the window of the wrong vehicle

(Newser) - A Florida man visiting New York City for a wedding was fatally punched by a stranger after knocking on the window of the wrong vehicle, police say. Family members believe Boca Raton resident Sandor Szabo ordered an Uber from the hotel his brother was staying in in Queens to his... More »

Man Shot Dead Trying to Save Abused Puppy

His fiancee wants to adopt it

(Newser) - A 37-year-old Tennessee man was shot dead after challenging a man who was abusing a puppy, police say. Fiancee Sue Hoskins, who recently moved back to the state from Iowa with Robert Wilson, tells the Tennessean that he tried to stop a man who was holding a Yorkshire terrier puppy... More »

Suit: Cop Shot Unarmed Teen 'Without Warning'

Excessive force alleged in Antwon Rose's June death

(Newser) - A lawsuit alleging "excessive and deadly force" has followed a homicide charge in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in East Pittsburgh. "It is time that we begin to seek answers," a lawyer tells ABC News of the federal suit filed Tuesday on behalf... More »

Man Dies After Son Finds Him With Dog's Leash Around Neck

Bill Bishop's April death has now been ruled a homicide

(Newser) - A Durham, NC, man died in April after being found with a dog leash wrapped around his neck—and the dog still attached to it—and now his death has been ruled a homicide. William "Bill" Bishop's 16-year-old son found him unconscious and slouched in a chair in... More »

Bullet Ends Journey of Cop Trying to Save Younger Brother

TJ Smith tried to keep his brother away from crime

(Newser) - TJ Smith had given Baltimore bad news before, but this was different. The police department's top spokesman—known for his personal descriptions of shootings that were tearing Baltimore apart—learned via paging alert on July 2, 2017, that his half-brother Dionay had been fatally shot in the head. So... More »

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