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Cops: Roofer Kills Co-Worker With Circular Saw

St. Louis man allegedly kills longtime friend

(Newser) - A roofer has been accused of gruesomely murdering his co-worker using a tool of the trade. The Pierce County Herald reports that 24-year-old Miguel Angel Franco Navarro faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide and mayhem in the death of 37-year-old Israel Valles-Flores. Authorities in Wisconsin say that his weapon of... More »

After 4 Days on the Run, 'Dr. Bumbum' Is Arrested

Denis Furtado's patient died after receiving butt injections

(Newser) - He's known as Dr. Bumbum, but that's likely all you'll find funny in relation to the celebrity plastic surgeon. The Brazilian, whose real name is Denis Furtado, was arrested on murder charges Thursday, four days after the death of a patient. He had been giving butt-enhancement injections... More »

Dozens of Hate Crime Charges for Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack

James Alex Fields hit with federal charges

(Newser) - James Alex Fields Jr., who allegedly drove into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, has been indicted on 30 hate crime charges by a federal grand jury, including a hate crime resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. According to court... More »

Cops: Teen, Young Wife Hired Hitman to Kill Jeweler Dad

Only child Nicolas Shaughnessy expected to receive millions, say police

(Newser) - His father was gunned down in a home invasion in March; in April, Nicolas Shaughnessy was named to take over the family business, Gallerie Jewelers in Austin, Texas. Authorities now have other plans for the 19-year-old, per the New York Daily News . Arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal solicitation to... More »

Cops Thought He Killed His Parents. He Was Dead All Along

Affidavit reveals brutal details of triple murder in Connecticut

(Newser) - For more than four months, 21-year-old Matthew Lindquist was considered a suspect in the murders of his parents, found inside their burned-out home in Griswold, Conn., on Dec. 20. All the time, he was lying dead 1,500 feet away, a third victim of what police describe as a fake... More »

Big Move in Baffling 2004 Case of Engaged Couple Shot Dead

Shaun Gallon allegedly killed couple as they slept on California beach

(Newser) - A man already accused of killing his brother is now charged with the 2004 murders of an engaged couple found in sleeping bags on a California beach. Baffled authorities have continually sought the culprit in the August 2004 shooting deaths of 22-year-old Lindsay Cutshall of Ohio and 26-year-old Jason Allen... More »

Cops Thought Alligators Got Him. Now His Widow Is Arrested

Florida case dates back 17 years to 2000 disappearance

(Newser) - A Florida woman is accused of killing her husband more than 17 years after he vanished ahead of a celebration for their sixth wedding anniversary. Denise Williams, 48, was arrested Tuesday on first-degree murder charges, reports the Tallahassee Democrat . It was a dramatic turn in a cold case broken wide... More »

His Epic Vacation Seemed Too Good to be True. It Was

Business partner of Chris Smith now faces trial for his murder

(Newser) - The emails from Chris Smith to family and friends began in June 2010 with seemingly happy news: The 30-year-old wrote that he was flush with $1 million cash after selling out his half of an ad company to his partner and was embarking on an epic world journey by yacht... More »

Designer of Waterslide Arrested at Airport

John Schooley drew up 17-story ride on which a boy died in 2016

(Newser) - The designer of the world's tallest waterslide—on which the 10-year-old son of a Kansas state lawmaker was decapitated in 2016—has been arrested. John Schooley, who drew up the 17-story attraction at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, was taken into custody Tuesday at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport... More »

6 Years After Murder Charges Dropped, Tennis Ref Hits Back

'The public humiliation is unending'

(Newser) - Lois Goodman was walking out of a hotel on her way to judge a US Open tennis match in New York in 2012 when police swept in to arrest her in front of news cameras. The charge was murder and the victim was her husband, Alan Goodman, who'd been... More »

Mom, Sister Charged After Body Found With Sheep Heads

Jacob Millison killed after family dispute, police say

(Newser) - When 29-year-old Jacob Millison vanished in Colorado nearly three years ago, friends knew exactly where to look. "Literally days before he went missing he told us if anything ever happened to him, it was his family," one friend tells CBS Denver . They're now celebrating the arrests of... More »

UConn Doctor's Murder Kept Hidden for Months: Cops

His wife has now been charged

(Newser) - A 70-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of her husband, an 84-year-old University of Connecticut doctor and health professor who may have been dead inside the couple's home for up to eight months. Authorities arrived at the Burlington home to perform a wellness check on Pierluigi Bigazzi... More »

Lawyer on Alleged Killer: 'He Couldn't Control Himself'

Jonathann Daval admits to accidentally killing wife

(Newser) - Jonathann Daval wore his wedding jacket to his wife's funeral and delivered a tearful tribute to her at a memorial event, appearing the perfect image of a grieving husband, per the BBC and Guardian . Months after 29-year-old Alexia Daval's partially burned body was found in a wooded area... More »

Overpass Victim's Cousin Waiting for Call of Apology

Marquise Byrd was fatally struck by a sandbag, and 4 teens now face murder charges

(Newser) - A Michigan man who was critically injured when a sandbag crashed through a car windshield has died from his injuries—and now the four Ohio teens accused of throwing that sandbag could end up in prison for a long time. Authorities in Toledo have charged the four youths, ages 13... More »

Sources: A Text Sent From Sea Led to Malta Journalist's Death

3 men are charged with Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder

(Newser) - Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's life ended via a bomb and a text message sent from sea, sources with knowledge of the investigation say. A man is suspected of placing the TNT bomb beneath the driver's seat of Galizia's car in the early hours of Oct. 16,... More »

Man Accused of Helping Teen Kill Herself: 'It Be Awesome'

Prosecutors allege Tyerell Przybycien was eager to help Jchandra Brown die

(Newser) - What a Utah man should've done, at least per one friend's advice, when 16-year-old Jchandra Brown told him she wanted to kill herself: talk her out of it. What Tyerell Przybycien is charged with doing instead: helping her set up and carry out her suicide, the Daily Herald ... More »

He Was Charged in Daughter's Death. Then Son, 7, Spoke Up

Boy told prosecutors he caused 2-year-old's death in 2015

(Newser) - A North Texas father charged with his 2-year-old daughter's murder has seen the case dropped after his 7-year-old son made a stunning admission, prosecutors say. Investigators—who initially believed 33-year-old Anthony Sanders suffocated his daughter, possibly when she interrupted him playing computer games on Dec. 12, 2015—say Sanders'... More »

Schoolteacher's Murder Points to 'One Person Only'

Husband Andrew MacCormack charged Tuesday

(Newser) - Days after a second-grade teacher was found murdered in her home in Revere, Mass., a state police chief says an investigation has "led to one person and one person only, and he is now under arrest." Andrew MacCormack was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in the death... More »

Cops: 7 Bounty Hunters Made Fatal Mistake Outside Walmart

All 7 charged with murder after allegedly shooting at wrong car, killing unarmed man

(Newser) - Seven bounty hunters who descended on the wrong car outside a Walmart have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the killing of an unarmed man and the wounding of another, Tennessee cops announced Wednesday. The charges come after a chaotic scene in Clarksville on April 23, where police said... More »

2 Women to Be Charged in Kim Killing

They'll face the death penalty if convicted

(Newser) - Two women accused of wiping chemicals on the face of Kim Jong Nam in what they say they thought was a prank will be charged with murder, Malaysian officials announced Tuesday. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam will face a mandatory death sentence if convicted, reports... More »

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