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Anchorage Reels From Mysterious Spike in Murders

The city has tallied 25 homicides for the year, 15 since late June

(Newser) - "The homicide rate in Anchorage has always run between 12 and 24," that city's police chief from 2010 to 2015 tells the Alaska Dispatch News . "That was sort of the rule of thumb. We rarely did better than 12. And we rarely did worse than twice... More »

Doc Who Blamed Cough Syrup Gets 49 Years for Murders

It's the maximum sentence within state guidelines

(Newser) - Dr. Louis Chen, convicted of fatally stabbing his lover 177 times before slashing their toddler son's throat from ear to ear in a gruesome 2011 double homicide he blamed on a buildup of the active ingredient in cough syrup, will spend 49 years in prison for his crime. "... More »

Grisly End for Good Samaritan, Woman in Dispute

Placido Moreno-Torres charged with double murder

(Newser) - A 20-year-old father-to-be was only trying to break up an argument between his neighbor and neighbor's wife in Lehigh Acres, Fla., on Saturday. Now two of the three are dead and the third is charged with double murder. Authorities say Ricardo Vaca—who was married May 29—returned home... More »

Boy, 5, Calmly Reports Parents' Murders to 911

Chattanooga police say murders may be gang-related

(Newser) - "My mama and my daddy got shot … They dead." That's how a 5-year-old boy describes the murder of his parents in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a 911 call released Tuesday. Over nearly eight minutes, the boy tells a dispatcher he witnessed the deaths of Lakita Hicks, 25,... More »

Cops Eye Link in Mother-Daughter Murders

Striking similarities causing cops 'great concern'

(Newser) - Police are hunting for possible links between the grisly murders of a pair of mothers and daughters in the Washington DC area, reports the Washington Post. Both cases could "possibly" be the work of a serial killer, said a police official. Both moms were in their 40s and were... More »

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