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Safari Guide Kills Tourist for Picking Wrong Seat: Cops

Victim apparently stabbed over dinner in front of kids

(Newser) - A Chinese safari guide is accused of stabbing two Chinese tourists—one fatally—on Monday at Keekorok Lodge, overlooking Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, when the couple refused to move from his usual table in the dining room, reports the Daily Nation . "He told them that he could... More »

Wedding Ends With Caterer's Murder

Tyonne Johns stabbed to death in Virginia; teenage park worker is charged

(Newser) - The wedding meal in a Virginia park Saturday went off without a hitch, but afterward it turned deadly: Police say 35-year-old caterer Tyonne Johns was loading folding chairs into a company vehicle when 19-year-old park employee Kempton Bonds began arguing that the chairs were the property of the Fairfax County... More »

Cops: Grandma Dies Saving Kids From Sex Offender

Candy Arthurs, 45, was stabbed in the heart

(Newser) - Amanda Gibson's mother always told her she would die for her grandchildren. "That's exactly what she did," Gibson says. Police say Kristopher Amos, who lives down the street from Gibson in Columbus, Ohio, asked Candy Arthurs and her two grandchildren to help him find a missing... More »

US Woman Killed in London Mass Stabbing

5 others were injured; suspect arrested

(Newser) - A mass stabbing in a busy part of London late Wednesday has left an American woman dead and five other people injured. The attack occurred in Russell Square near the British Museum, and authorities have arrested a 19-year-old suspect identified only as a Norwegian national of Somali origin, reports the... More »

Israeli Girl, 13, Stabbed to Death in Her Own Bed

Assailant was shot dead by guards in West Bank

(Newser) - A 13-year-old Israeli girl is dead after a Palestinian man entered her home and stabbed her in her bed, police say. Hallel Ariel's mother says the girl was "happy" and "sleeping calmly" in her bedroom in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba in the West Bank when... More »

Killer Films Self With 3-Year-Old Hostage

Attack outside Paris called 'abject terrorist attack'

(Newser) - French authorities are calling it an "abject terrorist attack"—the first confirmed one since last November's bloodshed. On Monday night, a 42-year-old deputy police chief was stabbed to death outside his home in Magnanville, outside Paris, by an attacker who then entered the home and took the... More »

Flying Umbrella Kills Woman on Virginia Beach

Lottie Belk died after wind-flung umbrella stabbed her in chest

(Newser) - A celebratory day at the beach turned to tragedy after a woman was killed Wednesday when a beach umbrella blew out of the sand and stabbed her in the chest, WHNT reports. WTKR IDs the woman as Lottie Michelle Belk (the station says she was 55; WHNT says she was... More »

Cops: Man Kills Boy, 11, Walking Home From School

Suspect Che Calhoun is still at large

(Newser) - Josue Flores, 11, dreamed of being a doctor so he could help others. Sadly, doctors couldn't help him Tuesday when he was stabbed in an "unprovoked" attack on a Houston street, per CBS News . Police say Josue was walking home from school, about two blocks from his home,... More »

Man Accused of Killing Ex Sues NYC Subway

Cops say he tried to kill himself, but he blames MTA

(Newser) - A man who was hit by a NYC subway train last October and lost both feet is suing the New York City Transit Authority—which may sound reasonable, except for the fact that prosecutors say he threw himself on the tracks in a suicide bid after stabbing a New Jersey... More »

Facebook Won't Yank Pics of Woman With Her Killer

Facebook memorializes profiles as they are when someone dies

(Newser) - When 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard was stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend Asher Maslin in February 2014, Facebook froze the UK woman's profile to memorialize her, as it does with users when they die. Only Gazzard's account contains nine images of herself with Maslin—who was sentenced to life in... More »

Girl, 14, Sets Alarm, Wakes, Stabs Sister 30 Times

Girl told victim she was ungrateful as she stabbed: police

(Newser) - A shocking story out of a Chicago suburb: Prosecutors say a 14-year-old girl set her alarm for 7:50am Tuesday, woke up, and went downstairs to the kitchen as any normal teenager might do. Except that in this case, police say the girl grabbed a 4-inch long knife, went back... More »

3 Arrested in Soldier's Stabbing Death

Tevin Geike killed in Washington

(Newser) - Despite initially suggesting the possibility of a hate crime, police are now saying the stabbing death of a white US soldier was likely not motivated by race. Police say 20-year-old Army specialist Tevin Geike was walking with two fellow soldiers in western Washington when witnesses say a group of five... More »

Stabbing of Calif. Girl, 8, Looks Intentional: Sheriff

Authorities say Leila Fowler wasn't killed in course of botched robbery

(Newser) - Authorities are still looking for the man who murdered 8-year-old Leila Fowler in her California home Saturday afternoon, and the county sheriff says the stabbing appears to have been intentional—and not part of a botched robbery or other crime. The sheriff didn't elaborate, USA Today reports. Valley Springs,... More »

Mass Stabbing in Guam Leaves 2 Tourists Dead

Chad Ryan DeSoto, 21, arrested

(Newser) - Two tourists are dead after a bizarre late-night attack in Guam. Chad Ryan DeSoto, 21, is accused of driving his car up onto a sidewalk and crashing into seven tourists in an upscale resort shopping district; police say he then drove into the wall of a store, left the car,... More »

Ill. Babysitter Charged With Killing 2 Kids

She says demonic voices made her kill little girl and own son

(Newser) - A chilling case out of Illinois: A woman fatally stabbed a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting and her own son, age 7 or 8, reports the Chicago Tribune . Elzbieta Plackowska told police that demonic voices in her head commanded her to save the kids' souls from the devil by stabbing... More »

Nanny in Stabbing Case Awake, Talking

But Yoselyn Ortega not talking about the murders

(Newser) - The nanny who allegedly murdered two of the children in her care is awake and talking, the New York Post reports. Yoselyn Ortega already has a lawyer and won’t answer investigators’ questions about the deaths of Lucia Krim, 6, and brother Leo, 2, one source says. But she did... More »

Bride-to-Be Stabs Groom Hours Before Wedding

Fiance dies of wounds soon after police arrive on scene

(Newser) - "'Til death do we part," indeed. A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with murder after stabbing her fiance twice with a kitchen knife, just hours before she was scheduled to marry him, reports ABC News . Na Cola Darcel Franklin, 31, and Billy Rafael Brewster, 36, apparently got... More »

Chinese Teen Kills 8 After Fight With Girlfriend

Stabs 2 of her family members, 6 others to death

(Newser) - A teenager killed eight people with a knife in northeast China last night and wounded five more after a falling out with his girlfriend. The 17-year-old killed two of her family members and six more people before fleeing, the state-run Legal Daily newspaper said today. It reported he was caught... More »

Scout Leader, 76, Stabbed to Death on Hiking Trip

Shane Golitko, 22, busted in Indiana attack

(Newser) - A 76-year-old Boy Scout leader has died after being stabbed in the neck yesterday while taking another adult and two boys on a hike, reports AP . Police busted Shane Golitko, a 22-year-old man who lives close to the Indiana hiking trail where the unprovoked attack occurred. Golitko's mother called... More »

3 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in Brit Knife Attack

30-year-old suspect in hospital after trying to kill himself

(Newser) - The small British island of Jersey has been rocked by the mystery stabbing deaths of three children and three adults, reports the BBC . The suspected killer, a 30-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for emergency surgery after trying to kill himself at the crime scene, said police. The... More »

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