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Vegas Shooter's 'Psychopathic' Father Became 'Bingo Bruce'

Benjamin Paddock was a bank robber who escaped prison and opened a bingo parlor

(Newser) - One of the more unusual details to emerge about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock is that his father was a bank robber who spent about a decade on the FBI's most wanted list. In fact, Benjamin Paddock also had a history with Vegas: In 1960 FBI agents arrested him... More »

Famous Singer's Brother on a Texas 'Most Wanted' List

AB Quintanilla, brother of Selena, reportedly owes nearly $90K in child support

(Newser) - A surprising name has popped up on a Texas "most wanted" list: that of Selena Quintanilla's brother. Per People Chica , AB Quintanilla—full name: Abraham Quintanilla, per a Facebook post by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office—is one of the top 10 fugitives in Corpus Christi for... More »

'AK-47 Bandit' May Have Finally Been Caught, Thanks to Call With Mom

Richard Gathercole was arrested on other charges, then linked to string of heists

(Newser) - Richard Gathercole was arrested June 20 after he allegedly tried to shoot a Kansas state trooper who was attempting to pull him over due to an obscured vehicle registration. But thanks to a phone call with his mother from jail, authorities now believe Gathercole is also responsible for more—much... More »

Cops Think Teacher Kidnapped His 15-Year-Old Student

Tennesee police looking for Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas

(Newser) - Tennessee police are renewing their plea to the public to be on the lookout for a 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student. Tad Cummins disappeared along with Elizabeth Thomas on Monday, and surveillance video from a gas station in Decatur, Alabama, appears to show Cummins there that... More »

FBI Catches a Most-Wanted Woman

Shanika Minor allegedly killed a pregnant woman over loud music

(Newser) - Shanika Minor became just the 10th woman ever to make the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list when she was added this week for allegedly killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child, the Washington Post reports. On Friday, she was captured. Back in March, Minor's mother complained... More »

How This Woman Just Made the FBI's Most Wanted List

Shanika Minor has been on the run for months after alleged murder

(Newser) - Three days after 24-year-old Shanika Minor allegedly shot and killed a nine-months-pregnant neighbor in Milwaukee on March 6, she was charged with murdering both the woman and her unborn child. Then in late April, the feds added charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, reports CBS News . Now, nearly four... More »

FBI's Only Most Wanted Woman Caught in Mexico

She's suspected of hiring a hit on a dentist out of jealousy

(Newser) - The only woman on the FBI Most Wanted Fugitives list was captured Friday in Mexico, CNN reports. According to the Dallas Morning News , Brenda Delgado—a dental hygienist in training charged with hiring a hit on a dentist —was caught at a house in the state of Coahuila and... More »

Texas Woman Added to FBI Most Wanted List

She allegedly hired a hit man to kill a dentist

(Newser) - A Dallas woman accused of arranging for a hit man to kill a dentist who was dating her ex-boyfriend has been added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list , the AP reports. Brenda Delgado, 33, is wanted for capital murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The FBI... More »

Only Woman on US Marshals' Most-Wanted List Is Busted

Janet Killough Barreto was on lam for 5 years

(Newser) - Janet Killough Barreto, who apparently adopted multiple kids from Central America in the mid-2000s, was ultimately accused of abusing one of them to death and released on bond, reports the Columbian . But she was a no-show at her 2009 trial to face charges of manslaughter, child abuse and neglect, and... More »

After Day on 'Most Wanted' List, Ex-USC Prof Busted

Walter Lee Williams tracked down in Mexico

(Newser) - Former University of Southern California professor Walter Lee Williams has been arrested in Mexico just a day after he was added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list . The 64-year-old, who is wanted on charges of sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging... More »

New on FBI's Most Wanted: Ex USC Prof

Walter Lee Williams accused of sexually exploiting children

(Newser) - If you took Professor Walter Lee Williams' anthropology class at USC, you might be surprised to learn that as of yesterday he's one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives. Williams, 64, became the 500th name added to the list in its 63-year history, the Los Angeles Times... More »

Woman Makes Most-Wanted List 40 Years After Murder

Joanne Chesimard was convicted of 1973 killing of NJ state trooper

(Newser) - The FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list now contains its first female: Joanne Chesimard. Her name was added to the list on the 40th anniversary of the murder of New Jersey state Trooper Werner Foerster, who was killed during a traffic stop, reports Fox News . Chesimard was convicted of the... More »

'10 Most Wanted' Fugitive Surrenders

Edwin Rivera Gracias wanted in grisly Colorado murder

(Newser) - One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives spent just 13 days on the infamous list before turning himself in. Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, 28, voluntarily returned from El Salvador to Colorado yesterday to face a first-degree murder charge, the AP reports. The FBI had offered a $100,000... More »

No. of Americans on Kill List: Zilch

House Intelligence chair Mike Rogers says only senior leaders targeted

(Newser) - The White House has remained mum on its so-called kill list , but at least one politician is now talking: House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers yesterday revealed that there aren't any Americans on it. "There is no list where Americans are on the list," Rogers told the... More »

On FBI List, Most Domestic Terrorists Are Women

Five of seven on most-wanted list

(Newser) - Not all terrorists are foreigners, and not all terrorists are men. The FBI keeps a list of the most-wanted domestic terrorists, defined as "Americans attacking Americans based on US-based extremist ideologies." And five out of the seven people on the list are women, notes Business Insider . A sampling: More »

Kidnapping Suspect Thinks Girls Are His Kids

Mother-in-law: Belief was causing trouble between Adam Mayes, wife

(Newser) - Adam Mayes' thinks the two girls he allegedly snatched are his biological children, his mother-in-law tells the AP . And that conviction was apparently causing friction between Mayes and his wife, Teresa —both of whom have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the murder of the girls' mother... More »

Kidnapping Suspect Lands on FBI 10 Most Wanted List

Adam Mayes is charged with first-degree murder

(Newser) - The noose is tightening around Adam Mayes, the man believed to be on the run with two girls he is suspected of kidnapping last month. The FBI today pushed him to the top of its 10 Most Wanted list, reports ABC News , filling in the spot vacated when James "... More »

Child Porn Suspect Takes bin Laden's Spot on FBI List

Eric Justin Toth has been on the run since 2008

(Newser) - The FBI has finally replaced Osama bin Laden on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, but the new addition doesn't quite have the stature of the mass-murdering terrorist mastermind. The new face of alleged evil: Eric Justin Toth, an ex-third grade teacher who's been on the lam since... More »

FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Down to 8

The top reward left is for $1 million

(Newser) - The FBI won't say who phoned in the tip on Whitey Bulger , only that she saw the agency's TV spots about him, reports AP . Presumably, this mystery person will soon be collecting the $2 million reward. With Bulger and Osama bin Laden ($25 million) accounted for, the current... More »

Whitey Bulger Has Confessed

And more details on how they nabbed the famous fugitive

(Newser) - James “Whitey” Bulger has confessed, one anonymous official tells the Boston Globe . Authorities found plenty of guns and cash in the Santa Monica apartment where they nabbed Bulger and longtime Girl Friday Catherine Greig, but the two went quietly, the official said, noting that Bulger seemed to be in... More »

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