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US Missionary Meets Grisly End at Hands of Vicious Tribe

Fishermen arrested after 'adventure tourist' reportedly killed by Sentinelese with arrows

(Newser) - The Sentinelese aren't exactly known to be welcoming to visitors, and they've once more lived up to that reputation. The AP and BBC report that the isolated indigenous tribe located on India's North Sentinel Island has apparently killed an American "adventure tourist," with local media... More »

Fugitive Admits Killing Mom: 'Worst Scream I've Ever Heard'

Multistate manhunt is on for Tennessee's Casey Lawhorn, who also confessed to killing best friend

(Newser) - A multistate manhunt for a Tennessee man is underway after he allegedly confessed via Facebook that he'd killed his mother and best friend. The New York Daily News reports Casey Lawhorn, 22 or 23, said Sunday in the now-deleted post that he used a stolen gun early that morning... More »

Man Linked to Holloway Case Dies After Ambushing Woman

John Christopher Ludwick got stabbed when she fought back

(Newser) - A man who said he helped to dispose of Natalee Holloway's remains is dead after he tried to kidnap a Florida woman. John Christopher Ludwick, 32, attempted to kidnap her as she got out of her car in her North Port driveway Tuesday; she fought back, and in the... More »

Strongman's Death May Worsen Saudi-Iran Conflict

Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed, and Yemen's civil war is expected to get worse

(Newser) - Yemeni rebels killed their erstwhile ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country's former president and strongman, as their forces battled for control of the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The collapse of their alliance throws Yemen's nearly three-year-old civil war into unpredictable new chaos, per the AP . The war is... More »

Killing of 'San Quentin 6' Member Sparks Prison Riot

Hugo Pinell 'was definitely the target,' says a corrections spokeswoman

(Newser) - An inmate involved in a bloody 1971 San Quentin escape attempt that left six dead has been killed by a fellow prisoner, corrections officials say. The slaying of Hugo Pinell, 71, triggered a riot today that grew to involve about 70 inmates at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento,... More »

American Dentist Paid $55K to Lure, Kill Lion: Report

Walter Palmer identified as hunter who killed Zimbabwe's Cecil

(Newser) - The search for the hunter who killed Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion, may be over. The Telegraph says two sources IDed the man as Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, and the Independent says the chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has confirmed that. Palmer, who's believed to... More »

John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Yet Again

Mark David Chapman told 'no' for an 8th time

(Newser) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said today. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980,... More »

Michigan Cops 'Zeroing In' on Teen Girl's Killer

April Millsap, 14, was killed while walking her dog

(Newser) - Police in Michigan have made no arrests in the killing of a 14-year-old girl that has made national headlines, but they say they're "zeroing in" on a suspect, reports the Maycomb Daily . April Millsap was killed Thursday evening while walking her dog on a wooded trail in the... More »

Cops Arrest 2 Teens in Georgia Baby-Killing

Georgia police nab two boys, 17 and 14

(Newser) - Police arrested two teenage boys today in the killing of a baby shot point-blank in the face in his stroller, CNN reports. One is 17-year-old Demarquis Elkins, who is legally considered an adult; the other went unidentified because he's only 14. "We are turning every stone to get... More »

4 Dead in Sacramento Home Attack

Gang members involved in possible home invasion: police

(Newser) - Investigators are trying to sort things out after four people were shot and killed in a Sacramento home last night. After officers were called to the home on the 7600 block of 18th Street around 10:40 yesterday they found three men and one woman in the home dead of... More »

Child's Clothes, Toy Found in Etan Patz Suspect's Home

Could be first physical evidence backing Pedro Hernandez's confession

(Newser) - A search of Pedro Hernandez's home on Wednesday turned up child's clothing and a toy that are both "age appropriate" for Etan Patz, reports the New York Post . Hernandez himself has a son, so the evidence will have to be tested against both his and Etan's... More »

Iran Claims Slain Man Student, Not Nuke Scientist

Daryoush Rezaei just a graduate student, other reports claim

(Newser) - This much we know: An Iranian man was shot and killed outside his home in Tehran yesterday, reports the BBC, in an attack that also injured his wife. State media initially reported that Darioush Rezaei, a physics professor linked to the country's nuclear program, was murdered, and blamed Israel'... More »

Hip Hopper DJ Megatron Shot Dead in NY

BET regular was dissed online over unpaid debt

(Newser) - Rising hip hop star DJ Megatron was shot dead yesterday while walking to a Staten Island store to buy a cheap cigar. "It's earth-shattering," says his mom. "He was our golden child." Megatron, whose real name was Corey McGriff, got his start on local Hot 97... More »

Van der Sloot Will Plead Guilty to Killing Date

He could be out in 20 months for 'fit of rage' attack

(Newser) - Natalee Holloway murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a date in a "fit of rage" during a night of drinking and gambling last year in his Peruvian hotel room. The Dutch playboy, 23, will admit to involuntary manslaughter, reports ABC News . Van der... More »

Hubby: Shooting Wife in Head Was Sex Fantasy Gone Bad

Gun turned out to be loaded, Oklahoman tells cops

(Newser) - Pressing the muzzle of a gun to his 50-year-old wife's head and pulling the trigger while they were having sex apparently was a major turn on for an Oklahoma man—until the gun actually fired and killed her. At least that's the story husband Arthur Sedille, 23, is giving cops.... More »

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