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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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