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3 Dead in Off-Campus House in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Victims were 2 SUNY Geneseo students and a former student

(Newser) - Two students and one former student of a college in Western New York are dead in what looks to be a murder-suicide. The three were found in an off-campus house in Geneseo, with the victims identified as Kelsey Annese, 21, who played on the SUNY Geneseo women's basketball team;... More »

Cops: Paranoid Man Shot and Killed Girl at Soccer Practice

The family friend had spoke of 'mind control' prior to the shooting

(Newser) - Police say the man who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl after her soccer practice Thursday in Michigan believed someone was "out to get him" and trying to use "mind control" on him, Fox 2 Detroit reports. According to the Detroit Free Press , Timothy Obeshaw was a family... More »

Cops: Dad Purposely Drove Into Lake, Drowned Family

He and his wife were estranged

(Newser) - Police say the horrific deaths of a couple and their three young children who drowned when their SUV went into a lake was no accident. Instead, they're calling it a murder-suicide, reports KPHO . The husband, 27-year-old Glenn Baxter, deliberately drove the vehicle into Tempe Town Lake in Arizona after... More »

Former MLB Player Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Darryl Hamilton, mother of his child both dead

(Newser) - Darryl Hamilton, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets over 13 seasons with Major League Baseball, was found dead in Texas yesterday in an apparent murder-suicide, police say. The former outfielder, who retired in 2001, was found after a dispute... More »

9 Dead in Canada Killing Spree

Police think man killed 6 adults, 2 kids, and himself

(Newser) - A killing spree in Canada has left nine people dead at three separate locations in or near Edmonton, reports the CBC . Authorities think one man killed six adults and two children in a domestic dispute before committing suicide. Edmonton police found the first victim, a middle-aged woman, inside a home... More »

Dad in Bitter Divorce Shoots 3 Kids, Self

His 9-year-old daughter survived and is hospitalized in Florida

(Newser) - David Mohney wanted big changes for his family: to end his turbulent marriage, move his children 1,900 miles from Florida to South Dakota, and transition from being a stay-at-home dad to starting work as a chiropractor. Instead, authorities say, 52-year-old Mohney reached for a gun after arguing with his... More »

Slain Newlywed Gave Wrong Address to 911

Victim in murder-suicide had numbers transposed

(Newser) - It's not clear whether the mistake cost Kelly Ecker Samson her life, but the Indiana newlywed repeatedly gave the wrong address to police when she called to report that her husband was assaulting her, reports the Indianapolis Star . Samson, 50, gave her address as 4205 North Creal St., instead... More »

Man Killed Wife, Son With Crossbow: Cops

Pedro Maldonado later found dead in Florida hotel room

(Newser) - A Florida man accused of killing his wife and son with a crossbow was found dead in a hotel room after police say he slit his own throat. According to authorities, 53-year-old Pedro Maldonado's violent rampage began Monday in his family's home when he murdered his wife, 47-year-old... More »

Iran Rockers' US Dream Ended in Massacre

Cops say shooter was booted from another band

(Newser) - The bloodshed in Brooklyn early yesterday brought a horrific end to the career of a band that was huge in Tehran's thriving underground rock scene—and a rising star in the US. Yellow Dogs members Arash and Soroush Farazmand were shot dead along with occasional vocalist Ali Eskandarian by... More »

NYPD: Man Kills 3 Who Threw Him Out of Band

Attack happened early this morning in Brooklyn

(Newser) - Four people are dead in Brooklyn today, and sources are pointing the finger at a musician who they say was out for revenge. The New York Post reports that the gunman arrived at a Bushwick building around midnight and began shooting a semi-automatic weapon; police describe a scene littered with... More »

Family of 5 Found Dead Inside Texas Home

Police suspect murder-suicide

(Newser) - A north Texas Sheriff’s office says five people, including three children, have been found dead inside a home. Newsy reports: More »

Father Kills Son, Self During Supervised Visitation

Muni Savyon, 54, was at New Hampshire YWCA office with son, 9

(Newser) - An Israeli-born software engineer shot his 9-year-old son to death before taking his own life during supervised visitation at a New Hampshire YWCA office, officials say. An adult supervisor was present when Muni Savyon, 54, of Manchester, took out a handgun and shot 9-year-old Joshua Savyon of Amherst before shooting... More »

Family 'Meant World' to Man Who Shot Daughters

Anthony Alvarez, Vietnam vet, suffered from PTSD: son

(Newser) - Family was everything for Anthony Alvarez—and yet the 63-year-old man shot his two adult daughters on Memorial Day before taking his own life, say police. No motive has yet been revealed, but his son says the Vietnam veteran has "never been the same" since his wife of 42... More »

Host of TV Gun Show Fatally Shot

Rifleman's Journal star dead in apparent murder-suicide

(Newser) - The host of the Rifleman's Journal show on the Sportsman Channel was shot to death by a jealous husband in Montana, reports the AP . Gregory Rodriguez, 43, was killed by Wayne Bengston, 41, after Bengston caught Rodriguez visiting his wife, police say. Bengston pistol-whipped his wife, drove off, then... More »

Cops: Grandma Took Off With Boys, Killed Them, Self

Debra Denison, 47, believed to have shot grandsons in Connecticut

(Newser) - Debra Denison was supposed to pick up her grandsons Alton Perry, 2, and Ashton Perry, 6 months, and bring them home for Alton's birthday party—instead, Connecticut state police found all three dead in a parked car last night. They believe Denison shot the children and herself, the AP... More »

Bow Killer Blamed Dad for Asperger's Syndrome

Krumm said he should be 'castrated'

(Newser) - Just a few weeks before killing his father with a bow and arrow and a knife, Christopher Krumm revealed that he blamed his dad for giving him Asperger's syndrome, and believed he should be "castrated" to prevent him from having more children, one of Krumm's Connecticut neighbors... More »

NFL Player Kills Girlfriend, Self

Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs is the shooter

(Newser) - Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend this morning and then killed himself, reports the Kansas City Star . Police say the 25-year-old linebacker shot the woman about 8am during an argument at their home—in front of her visiting mother. He then went to Arrowhead Stadium,... More »

Gunman Kills 3, Self at Florida Hair Salon

Police investigating

(Newser) - A gunman shot and killed three people at a Florida hair salon today, the Orlando Sentinel reports. After leaving Las Dominicanas M & M Hair Salon, the shooter apparently shot himself at another location; WESH reports that he too is dead and one other person was taken to the hospital.... More »

Johnny Lewis Struggled With Psychopathy: Adviser

'Sons of Anarchy' star may also have been taking 'smiles' drug

(Newser) - Substance abuse may not have been Johnny Lewis ' main problem, according to an alternative sentencing advisor who worked with Lewis for two months after his legal troubles started earlier this year. Lewis was struggling with "psychopathy or bipolar disorder," she tells E! . "Something that needed a... More »

Boy, 9, Clings to Life After He's Shot in Head by Dad

Daryl Benway kills 7-year-old daughter, self

(Newser) - A Massachusetts boy is fighting for his life after he and his 7-year-old sister were shot in the head by their suicidal father, said law enforcement authorities. Police found Daryl Benway, 41, and daughter Abigail dead in the master bedroom of their Oxford home. Owen Benway, 9, was found still... More »

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