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Murder After Chinese Family Needed a Body to Cremate

They wanted to bury their son, but the body swap took a grim turn

(Newser) - In some parts of China, particularly densely populated ones, burials are not permitted. The BBC reports one family's desire to get around this ended in murder. The case is only now coming to light and involves a family living in Shanwei city in Guangdong province who wanted to be...

Scientists Will Determine If Phillip Adams Had CTE

Family agrees to allow former NFL player's brain to be tested in wake of SC killings

(Newser) - The question of whether former NFL player Phillip Adams suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy will eventually be answered. The 32-year-old killed five people in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Wednesday, and York County Coroner Sabrina Gast on Friday said that Adams' family had agreed to allow his brain to be...

Report: SC Gunman Is Former NFL Player

AP source identifies killer of 5 as Phillip Adams

(Newser) - The gunman who killed five people , including a prominent doctor, in South Carolina was former NFL pro Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, a source who was briefed on the investigation tells the AP . The source says that Adams' parents live near the doctor's home in Rock Hill,...

New Autopsy in 2004 Death Leads to Murder Investigation

Exhumed body of Alonzo Brooks shows evidence of injury

(Newser) - When Unsolved Mysteries was revived last year , show producers said they hoped to solve the April 2004 death of a 23-year-old Black and Hispanic man found in a creek following a party in Kansas. And though Alonzo Brooks' death is not yet solved, authorities are now confident in calling it...

Cops Blame Brothers' Suicide Pact for Death of 6

One left behind rambling note that took issue with lax gun control, as well as 'The Office'

(Newser) - Texas police were responding to a report of a possible suicidal person at a home in suburban Dallas on Monday when they found the bodies of six family members that are thought to have been there since Saturday—the result of an apparent murder-suicide pact. Coverage:
  • Two brothers, ages 19
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Pastor Allegedly Killed by His Threesome Partners

That would be his wife and her/their lover, according to police

(Newser) - "I love you so much, David!!!!" Kristie Dawnelle Evans wrote of her husband and "best friend" in a March 20 Facebook post. A day later, David Evans was shot in the head in the middle of the night as he lay in bed, per KFOR . His wife...

After More Than 2 Years, Woman Charged in Dad's Death

Police say Shannon Gillespie beat and stabbed her father

(Newser) - Shannon Gillespie has acknowledged that she despised her father. Still, for the past two-and-a-half years she has denied having anything to do with his death, once telling a detective: “If it would have been me, it would have been a missing person report, not a homicide. That motherf---er would...

The Day After the Killer Died, a Tipster Called Police

Jesse Aylward confirmed as having murdered a former lunch lady in 1984

(Newser) - A 59-year-old Massachusetts widow was stabbed and strangled to death at home in 1984, and police were stumped. They conducted 50-plus interviews. Virginia Hannon's family suspected it perhaps had to do with a $380,000 inheritance she had recently received, money that led her to retire from her job...

Girls, 13 and 15, Charged in Death of Uber Eats Driver

Police say 66-year-old man was killed in botched Washington, DC, carjacking

(Newser) - Two young teenage girls are facing felony murder charges over what police in Washington, DC, say was a carjacking attempt that killed an Uber Eats driver. Police say the girls, 13 and 15, were armed with a stun gun when they entered 66-year-old Mohammed Anwar's vehicle in the Tuesday...

Family Confronts Killer Who Shared Photos of Teen's Corpse

Brandon Clark gets 25 years to life for Bianca Devins' 2019 murder

(Newser) - Brandon Clark's choice to upload gruesome photos of the body of a 17-year-old social media personality he'd killed on July 14, 2019, didn't only result in his arrest. At Clark's sentencing hearing on Tuesday, the sister of murder victim Bianca Devins recalled how strangers continually sent...

UK Women After Cop Charged With Murder: 'Enough Is Enough'

Widespread harassment cited as police officer Wayne Couzens is accused of killing Sarah Everard

(Newser) - The Metropolitan Police officer suspected of killing Sarah Everard has been hit with murder and kidnapping charges. Wayne Couzens, accused of abducting the 33-year-old marketing executive as she walked home from a friend's house in London on March 3, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday, reports the...

Police Were Alerted to Suspect Days Before Sarah Everard Died

Police confirm that remains found are hers

(Newser) - Police have confirmed that a body found in London is that of Sarah Everard, who vanished while walking home from a friend's house last week. Wayne Couzens, a Metropolitan Police officer who'd finished a shift monitoring the US Embassy around the same time Everard departed for home, is...

They Went to Investigate 1999 Murder, Found a Different Body

Christopher Lovrien, 53, is accused of killing 2 men in Oregon more than 2 decades apart

(Newser) - More than two decades ago, Mark Dribin vanished. While police haven't yet found the Oregon man's remains, they have a suspect. That man, 53-year-old Christopher Lovrien, is now being accused not only of murdering Dribin, but also of murdering Kenneth Griffin, who disappeared in February 2020 and whose...

Cops: Man Killed Wife, Propped Her Up on Sofa for Christmas Morning

Trial begins for California man William Wallace

(Newser) - A Southern California man who killed his wife propped up her body on a sofa, told their children she was drunk and had them open Christmas presents in front of her body, a prosecutor told jurors at his murder trial, per the AP . “This Christmas story does not have...

Campaign That Led to Teacher's Beheading Was Based on a Lie

Suspended student claimed she was kicked out of Samuel Paty's class, prompting attack from father

(Newser) - An online campaign targeting a French teacher who was beheaded days later started with a lie. That's according to Le Parisien , which reports a 13-year-old student has admitted to a judge that she lied when she claimed to be a witness to Samuel Paty's Oct. 6 lesson on...

Man Guilty in Deadly Van Attack 'Fueled by Misogyny'

Alek Minassian claimed he was not criminally responsible owing to autism diagnosis

(Newser) - A Canadian man who plowed a van into pedestrians in Toronto in 2018 has been found guilty of all 26 counts against him. Alek Minassian was convicted of 10 counts of murder and 16 counts of attempted murder Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court; he faces an automatic life sentence. Justice...

Cops: Ohio Mom Ran Over 6-Year-Old, Dumped Body in River

Brittany Gosney charged with killing her son after police say she initially reported him missing

(Newser) - A mother in Ohio has confessed to killing one of three young children she initially planned to abandon. That's according to the Middletown Division of Police, which received a report about the missing 6-year-old, James Hutchinson, on Sunday. The boy's mother, Brittany Gosney, 29, and her boyfriend, James...

Woman Sues Over Podcast on Woody Harrelson's Dad

Dr. Chrysanthe Parker: 'Son of a Hitman' unfairly paints me as 'very unusual witness' in murder trial

(Newser) - A Texas attorney and health care professional who was an eyewitness to the murder that put actor Woody Harrelson's father behind bars is now suing Spotify and others on the use of her interview for a podcast about the crime. Per Courthouse News , Dr. Chrysanthe Parker was a witness...

Police Obtain Arrest Warrant in Death of Yale Student

Qinxuan Pan is believed to be in Georgia

(Newser) - Previously a person of interest in the death of Yale grad student Kevin Jiang, Qinxuan Pan now faces murder charges, NBC reports. In a Saturday Facebook post , the New Haven Police Department said that it had obtained an arrest warrant for Pan, a MIT researcher, in connection with the shooting...

Released Early, Felon Cut Out Woman's Heart, Cooked It: Cops

Lawrence Paul Anderson accused of killing 3 in Oklahoma, including 4-year-old girl

(Newser) - A repeat felon released early from prison in January has admitted to cutting out the heart of a neighbor before authorities say he killed the uncle and aunt he'd been staying with, along with that couple's 4-year-old granddaughter. Only the aunt survived. This comes from a request for...

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