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Cops: Teen 'Spontaneously' Gave Up Murder Plans

Investigator expects to find knives, swords, machetes in Broken Arrow home

(Newser) - One of two Oklahoma brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings told police that plans for the attack were on a USB flash drive in a bedroom of the family's home in Broken Arrow, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed yesterday... More »

Boy's Dying 911 Call May Have Saved at Least 2 Lives

Sister who survived stabbing spree identifies 2 brothers as assailants

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl who survived a stabbing attack that killed her parents and three of her siblings identified two brothers as the assailants, say police. Robert Bever, 18, and his unnamed 16-year-old brother are in custody, but authorities say they still have no idea what prompted the murder spree in... More »

Woman Whose Baby Was Cut From Womb Leaves Hospital

Michelle Wilkins is in a safe place, family says

(Newser) - The Colorado woman who survived the horror of having her baby cut out of her womb by an attacker with a kitchen knife is out of the hospital and on the "long journey towards recovery and spiritual reconciliation," her family says. Relatives say Michelle Wilkins, 26, is now... More »

Before Baby Cut Out of Womb, a Troubling Post

Bereavement doula who read it wonders if tragedy could have been prevented

(Newser) - In January, a bereavement doula read a troubling post on a Facebook page for breastfeeding mothers. "I have a friend whose wife is pregnant and he confided in my fiancé that she refuses to go to the doctor. Her whole pregnancy has been sketchy," the person wrote. "... More »

Man Stabs Co-Worker Over ... Meatballs

Assailant fled the scene, charges are pending

(Newser) - Don't touch a man's meatballs—that's the lesson a Maryland man learned last week when he pilfered his co-worker's lunch, the Baltimore Sun reports. It all started when a male employee of an unnamed business in Fallston took a single meatball from another man's lunch.... More »

Girl in 'Slender Man' Attack Out of Hospital

'I wanted to live,' says 12-year-old stabbed 19 times

(Newser) - A 12-year-old girl who got stabbed 19 times , allegedly by two friends said to be obsessed with the fictional "Slender Man" monster, is back home again, reports NBC News . The girl got released from a hospital in Waukesha, Wisconsin, about a week after the attack, and her parents issued... More »

Man Randomly Stabs 2 Kids in NYC Elevator

And he's still at large

(Newser) - A 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were on their way to grab Icees around 6pm yesterday when a man with a butcher knife brutally stabbed them both in the elevator of their Brooklyn housing project, according to police. The man pulled out the knife after telling the children to... More »

6 Hurt in Latest Knife Attack at Chinese Station

Third in recent months; motive unclear

(Newser) - China has been hit with yet another train-station slashing, with multiple attackers wounding six people this morning. It's the third such incident in less than three months, the AP notes; just last week, three were killed at a station in Xinjiang province. Neither the attackers nor their cause has... More »

3 Dead, 79 Hurt in China Terror Attack

President calls for 'decisive actions' against terrorists as Uighurs are blamed

(Newser) - It was a scene of terror at a railway station in the Chinese city of Urumqi last night. At least two bombs—believed to be inside some luggage—went off in the Xinjiang region's capital while a large group of knife-wielding attackers swarmed. "Some people were chopping others... More »

Stabbing Suspect: 'I Have More People to Kill'

Alex Hribal faces new charges in criminal complaint

(Newser) - "My work is not done, I have more people to kill." That's what Alex Hribal, 16, said after allegedly stabbing 21 at his Pittsburgh-area high school and being tackled by a vice principal, according to a new criminal complaint. The complaint details new charges against Hribal, who... More »

Before Stabbing Spree, 2 Threatening Calls Made

Documents: Caller told 2 teen boys he would 'f--- them up'

(Newser) - Before the stabbings at a Pittsburgh-area high school last week, two students at the school received threatening phone calls and messages, according to newly released court documents. Stabbing suspect Alex Hribal is believed to have been behind the calls , the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. One teen boy who received the messages... More »

Officials: Male Sophomore Went on Stabbing Spree

He's in custody, 20 injured

(Newser) - A male sophomore is in custody after 20 were injured in "multiple stabbings" at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., this morning, WPXI reports. Nineteen students and a security guard were hurt, according to KDKA , which reports that the suspect had two knives on him. Of those injured,... More »

3 People Stabbed After Denver Broncos Game

And police think 4th victim is out there somewhere

(Newser) - Several people were stabbed in the parking lot outside Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado, last night following a Broncos game. One man is in critical condition after what Denver police are calling a "quadruple stabbing" following the team's 27-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Two other... More »

Woman Stabs Roommate ... for Listening to the Eagles

Not surprisingly, alcohol was involved

(Newser) - A South Carolina woman has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her roommate … after he refused to stop listening to the Eagles. Vernett Bader is facing domestic violence charges for allegedly stabbing her roommate with a 14-inch serrated bread knife when he wouldn’t turn off the famous rock band.... 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 »

Cops: Texas Suspect Fantasized About Stabbing Spree

Students describe how they stopped rampage

(Newser) - The Texas student accused of stabbing 14 classmates had planned the rampage for a long time and fantasized about stabbing people for years, police say. The suspect— identified as 20-year-old Dylan Quick —has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and more charges may... More »

Stabbing Spree Suspect Is 20-Year-Old Student

Fellow student says Dylan Quick's spree foiled by broken blade

(Newser) - The man who slashed at least 14 classmates at a community college in suburban Houston today has been identified by local media—including the Houston Chronicle and ABC 13 —as 20-year-old Dylan Quick. Police haven't offered any clues about a motive. Quick is a student at the Cy-Fair... More »

Mass Stabbing Hits Texas College

Suspect in custody, 15 hurt

(Newser) - More than a dozen people were wounded in a mass stabbing at Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas, today. Police have one suspect in custody and don't believe any others are at large, the Houston Chronicle reports. Fifteen people were injured in the attack, including four in critical condition... More »

Hero Firefighters Stop Guy Attacking Wife With Cleaver

NYC firefighters drag man off wife in Chinatown

(Newser) - Two New York firefighters were going about their work yesterday morning when they heard screams—and looked over to see a man dragging his wife down the street. "Once I got closer, the man starts hacking at the woman" with a cleaver, FDNY veteran José Ortiz recalls. "He... 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 »

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