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On Day of Girl's Kidnapping and Murder, Suspect Bought a Pill

But Patrick Stallworth blames girlfriend for Kamille McKinney's death

(Newser) - Two suspects charged with capital murder and kidnapping in the death of a 3-year-old girl in Alabama are each pointing the finger at the other. At Tuesday's preliminary hearing for Patrick Stallworth, defense attorney Derrick Collins said his client had initially lied to authorities out of love for his... More »

Eye Doctor Accused of Killing Girlfriend Lost Wife in Odd Way

Bridget Prate's 2011 death is being reexamined

(Newser) - Illinois optometrist Anthony Prate is currently sitting in Cook County Jail following the Nov. 23 death of his girlfriend. The two reportedly fought in her Schaumburg home following a dinner party, and authorities allege the 55-year-old stabbed Malgorzata "Margaret" Daniel as many as 30 times before calling 911. He'... More »

Boston Penthouse Murderer Convicted After Courtroom Outburst

Bampumim Teixeira found guilty of 2017 stabbing deaths of engaged doctors

(Newser) - A jury found a man guilty Tuesday of killing two doctors in their luxury Boston condominium, the AP reports. Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was convicted in Suffolk County Superior Court in the May 2017 stabbing deaths of Drs. Richard Field and Lina Bolanos. Earlier Tuesday, Teixeira had been removed from the... More »

Cops: Murdered Pregnant Woman Had Chilling Search on Phone

'What to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant'

(Newser) - Police in St. Louis County, Mo., had several reasons to be suspicious of Beau Rothwell after his 28-year-old wife went missing in mid-November—chief among them that he refused to give a DNA sample or let cops search his car, home, or cellphone, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Another disturbing... More »

Aniah Blanchard 'Went for the Gun,' Suspected Killer Says

Suspected killer of UFC fighter's stepdaughter allegedly told witness what happened

(Newser) - Aniah Blanchard's alleged murderer admitted he fatally shot the 19-year-old after she "went for the gun," according to court documents cited by ABC News . The Alabama college student, stepdaughter to UFC fighter Walt Harris, was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store; police have arrested Ibraheem... More »

2 Men Wanted Her. Her Alleged Solution: a 'Medieval Duel'

Her ex-hubby bled to death as a result: prosecutors

(Newser) - A UK woman on trial for conspiracy to commit murder arranged for two lovers to battle for her affection in a "medieval duel" to the death, according to prosecutors. Asta Juskauskiene, 35, had left her husband, Giedruis Juskauskas, when she met a Lithuanian prisoner online. Mantas Kvedaras was an... More »

Friends Say Football Player Accidentally Killed Twin Brother

A source says the teens were being taught how to handle a gun at the time

(Newser) - A star high school player in Philadelphia is accused of one of the rarest kinds of murder: the killing of his own twin. Fayaadh Gillard, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with the murder of his brother, Suhail Gillard, who was also a star player at Mastery Charter North High... More »

She Offered $25K to Catch a Killer. Now, She's Charged

Cindy Schulz-Juedes is accused of murdering her husband in 2006

(Newser) - Cindy Schulz-Juedes offered a $25,000 reward for information on her husband's killer after he was found shot to death in their central Wisconsin home in 2006. Thirteen years later, police say the killer was herself. Schulz-Juedes, 65, was arrested Wednesday, two days after a Marathon County judge ruled... More »

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Aniah Blanchard Case

Ibrahim Yazeed charged with capital murder

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Alabama say Ibraheem Yazeed kidnapped and murdered 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard—and he deserves to die for his crimes. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said Monday that charges against the 30-year-old have been upgraded from first-degree kidnapping to capital murder and his office plans to seek the death... More »

Mom Who Found Kids Hanged Charged With Their Murders

Lisa Snyder was charged on Monday in deaths of 8- and 4-year-olds

(Newser) - The story, as Lisa Rachelle Snyder told it , was horrifying: The Pennsylvania mother called 911 on Sept. 23, saying that only minutes before she had discovered her two young children hanging from a support beam in the basement of their Albany Township home. She referenced her 8-year-old son, Conner, having... More »

Before Doctors Were Killed in Penthouse, a Text: 'Serious'

Bampumim Teixeira pleaded not guilty in deaths of Dr. Richard Field, Dr. Lina Bolanos in Boston

(Newser) - Two doctors who were planning to spend the rest of their lives together ended up dead in May 2017. Last Thursday, the man accused of murdering them went on trial. Dr. Richard Field and fiancee Dr. Lina Bolanos were found slain in their South Boston penthouse with their throats slit... More »

Looks Like Businessman Paid $500K to Kill Journo

The Daphne Caruana Galizia case is heating up in Malta

(Newser) - A probe into the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has led investigators all the way to the halls of power in Malta, the Guardian reports. Last week, prominent Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech was arrested after trying to flee the country on his yacht, and told authorities that Keith Schembri—... More »

Fugitive Marine Deserter Found at Mom's Home

Michael Alexander Brown accused of murdering his mother's boyfriend

(Newser) - The Marine deserter recently placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list for allegedly murdering his mother's boyfriend was captured Wednesday morning. Michael Alexander Brown, 22, was taken into custody at his mother's Roanoke, Virginia-area home—the same place the murder is alleged to have taken place, CNN... More »

Suspect Killed Student Who Ignored Catcalls: Prosecutors

Suspect followed Chicago woman to her car, prosecutors say

(Newser) - A 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student was sexually assaulted and murdered by a man angry that she didn't respond to his catcalls, prosecutors say. At a hearing Monday, prosecutors said 26-year-old suspect Donald Thurman spotted Ruth George as she walked past a bus stop on campus around... More »

Double Murderer Demands Pardon, Instead Gets Parole

Jens Soering, accessory Elizabeth Haysom will also be deported

(Newser) - Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, lovers convicted of the brutal 1985 murder of Haysom's parents, have been awarded parole in Virginia—but they won't be staying in the US for long. Following Monday's surprise ruling, Soering, the son of a German diplomat, and Haysom, a Canadian, will... More »

Sole Survivor, 9, of Murder-Suicide That Killed Entire Family Dies

Ezekiel Valdivia dies after his father killed his mom, 3 brothers on Nov. 16

(Newser) - He was the only survivor of a murder-suicide shooting that claimed the lives of his mother and three brothers. Now, a 9-year-old California boy has also died. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune , Karl Albright says his nephew Ezekiel Valdivia, who'd been on life support since the Nov. 16 shooting... More »

Cops: Man Shot Girlfriend Moments After She Filmed Him

Suspect threatened woman, showed her bullet

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Michigan man has been charged with murder, and prosecutors say the evidence against him is compelling: Moments before his girlfriend, India Mackey, was shot dead, she filmed Kevin Dixon loading a handgun and talking about the bullet he was going to shoot her with, ABC reports. "You... More »

Remains of 2 Missing Brothers Found in 2 Separate States

Officials ID remains of Nicholas and Justin Diemel in Mo., Neb.; Garland Nelson charged

(Newser) - The fate of two brothers from Wisconsin who went missing while on a business trip in July has now been confirmed. On Friday, authorities said that remains found in Caldwell County, Mo., and in Lincoln, Neb., were those of 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel and 24-year-old Justin Diemel, respectively, Fox News reports.... More »

Man Guilty of Killing Tourist on Her Birthday

He strangled British tourist Grace Millane

(Newser) - A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his hotel apartment... More »

Rancher Who Murdered Fiancee Learns His Fate

Patrick Frazee gets life plus 156 years

(Newser) - A Colorado rancher who beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat while their 1-year-old daughter was nearby was found guilty of murder Monday and will never spend another day as a free man. A judge sentenced Patrick Frazee to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus... More »

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