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Alleged Killer of Drew Carey's Ex Could Face Death

Gareth Pursehouse has been re-arrested

(Newser) - The suspect accused of throwing Drew Carey's ex-fiancee off a balcony is back behind bars less than 24 hours after posting $2 million bail. Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was re-arrested on a no-bail warrant and charged Wednesday with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, family and sex therapist Amie Harwick. He... More »

Man Who Fled Syria Killed Delivering Pizza in Baltimore

Khaled Heeba was on last delivery of the night

(Newser) - A family friend of a pizza delivery driver who was recently gunned down in Baltimore says he had fled war-torn Syria to seek a better life. The killing of Khaled Heeba remains unsolved nearly two weeks after he died, the Baltimore Sun reports. His death is one of more than... More »

Horrific Details Released in Murders of Mom, 2 Daughters

Police say suspect strangled his girlfriend, then did the same to her girls

(Newser) - A Milwaukee man strangled his girlfriend then killed her two young daughters , kissing the girls and telling them their mother wanted them to be in heaven with her, prosecutors said Tuesday. Arzel Ivery, 25, was charged in Milwaukee County with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of... More »

Wendy Williams on Murder of Drew Carey's Ex: 'Come on Down!'

Talk show host used 'Price Is Right' phrase while talking about Amie Harwick's fall from a balcony

(Newser) - The shocking murder of Dr. Amie Harwick, a family and sex therapist once engaged to The Price Is Right host Drew Carey , has gotten lots of coverage over the past few days, but one report on her death is now drawing backlash. Per People , on Monday during The Wendy Williams ... More »

Price Is Right Halts Production After Drew Carey's Ex Murdered

Host is 'overcome with grief'

(Newser) - The Price Is Right has halted production while host Drew Carey grieves for murdered ex-fiancee Amie Harwick. Production company execs confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that tapings of the CBS show scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday this week have been called off and will be rescheduled for the week of... More »

Drew Carey Speaks Out After His Ex-Fiancee Is Murdered

Dr. Amie Harwick died in fall from a balcony

(Newser) - Dr. Amie Harwick, who was engaged to Drew Carey for about a year before splitting in 2018, was murdered in the wee hours of Saturday, and another ex of hers has been arrested. LAPD officers responded to her home in the Hollywood Hills after reports of a woman screaming; her... More »

Missing Mom, 2 Daughters Found Dead After Amber Alert

Milwaukee woman's boyfriend has been arrested

(Newser) - The search for a missing Milwaukee woman and her two young daughters ended with a horrific find in a garage Sunday. Police say they found the bodies of 25-year-old Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery, and 4-year-old Camaria Banks in the garage following the arrest of Banks' boyfriend, Arzel Ivery, in... More »

John Negroponte's Daughter Charged in Fatal Stabbing

Daughter of former top US diplomat is held in death of Maryland man after apparent argument

(Newser) - A woman arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing an acquaintance during an argument in a Maryland home has been identified as the daughter of a former US ambassador, reports the AP . Sophia Negroponte, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Yousuf Rasmussen, 24, of Bethesda,... More »

Ex-Priest Who Killed Beauty Queen Dies in Prison

John Feit was sentenced to life in late 2017 for the death of Irene Garza

(Newser) - Fifty-seven years after the 1960 death of a 25-year-old beauty queen, a former priest went on trial for her murder. John Feit was convicted and in late 2017 sentenced to life —a sentence whose term ended up being just over two years. "Offender Feit was pronounced dead at... More »

Police Think Man Mentioned in Serial Killed Woman in SC

Detectives say DNA links deceased Ronald Lee Moore to 1996 murder

(Newser) - South Carolina detectives believe they've solved a cold case murder, and you might recognize the name of the alleged perpetrator. Ronald Lee Moore was mentioned in the first season of the Serial podcast as a possible suspect in the 1999 murder of Baltimore's Hae Min Lee—though Adnan... More »

Convicted Murderer Freed After Cop's Letter Surfaces

Letter names suspect other than Calvin Bright, who is released on time served

(Newser) - "I knew this day would eventually come," convicted murderer Calvin Bright said upon walking out of jail in Washington, DC, Wednesday after 25 years. "I never doubted it because I'm innocent." Bright, 47, was sentenced to 65 years to life on two counts of first-degree... More »

The DNA Results Came Back. And They Were Weird

Kevin Brown's widow argues the SDPD was reckless in its investigation

(Newser) - Claire Hough was found murdered on San Diego's Torrey Pines State Beach in August 1984, and the 14-year-old's case languished for decades. In 2012, it was reopened so DNA testing could be carried out. By the end of 2014, someone else was dead—a crime lab worker employed... More »

Teen Confronts Bullies, Meets Horrible Fate

Samuel Reynolds, 16, was murdered days later

(Newser) - Samuel Reynolds was bold enough to fend off a bully. Days later, one of the kids involved allegedly pulled out a .40 caliber gun and shot him—dead. That's what police in Arlington, Texas, are saying about the 16-year-old who lost his life for doing the right thing, CNN... More »

She Said She Wanted a Divorce. Then, a Cruise Ship Nightmare

Kenneth Ray Manzanares pleads guilty to brutal killing of his wife on Emerald Princess

(Newser) - A family vacation took a terrible turn aboard a Princess Cruises ship, and now the legal repercussions continue for one of the vacationers. Fox 13 reports that 42-year-old Kenneth Ray Manzanares has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the killing of his wife, Kristy Manzanares, during a cruise to Alaska... More »

'Items of Interest' Found in Case of Long-Missing Student

Authorities searched California home of last person to see Kristin Smart

(Newser) - A breakthrough could be near in the case of Kristin Smart, a Cal Poly student who vanished after attending an off-campus party almost 24 years ago. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says "items of interest" were recovered Wednesday after search warrants were served at four locations... More »

He Got Away With Wife's Murder, Until He Killed Their Son

Karl Karlsen convicted of killing 2nd family member for insurance money

(Newser) - Cindy Karlsen was right to be worried when her husband, following the 2008 death of his son, received $700,000 in insurance money and invested some of it in a $1.2 million life insurance policy for her. She donned a wire and in 2011 recorded Karl Karlsen admitting to... More »

Aspiring Rapper Had His Mom Killed So He'd Get Her Money

Qaw’mane Wilson was convicted, sentenced to 99 years

(Newser) - An aspiring Chicago rapper who posted a video on YouTube of himself throwing thousands of dollars that he inherited from his mother to his “fans” has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for her 2012 murder-for-hire killing, the AP reports. Qaw’mane Wilson, 30, was sentenced Friday by... More »

With Fotis Dulos Dead, Attorney Files 'Unusual Motion'

His lawyer wants the murder trial to proceed

(Newser) - Connecticut murder suspect Fotis Dulos died Thursday , two days after he was hospitalized following a suicide attempt—but his attorney still wants a murder trial. Norm Pattis said family members want to clear the 52-year-old's name, NBC reports. "We have filed an unusual motion in the Connecticut courts... More »

Fotis Dulos Is Dead, Left Suicide Note

Connecticut man insisted he was innocent of the murder of his estranged wife

(Newser) - A man charged with murdering his wife who went missing amid a contentious divorce case died Thursday, his lawyer said. Fotis Dulos, 52, had been hospitalized since Tuesday when he was found at his home in Farmington, Connecticut, following an apparent suicide attempt. Calling it a horrific day for Dulos'... More »

Woman Charged With Killing Friend to Get Her Newborn

Magen Fieramusca charged with murder of Heidi Broussard

(Newser) - Magen Fieramusca has been officially charged with the murder of her close friend Heidi Broussard, whom she's accused of asphyxiating in the process of kidnapping Broussard's newborn daughter. Fieramusca was arrested on two counts of kidnapping and one count of tampering with a corpse after Broussard's body... More »

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