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Rapper Nick Blixky, 21, Gunned Down in Brooklyn

Detectives reportedly investigating possible link to Pop Smoke slaying

(Newser) - A 21-year-old New York rapper was gunned down on a Brooklyn street three weeks before the release of his first mixtape. Police responding to a 911 call about a man who had been shot found Nick Blixky unresponsive on Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens around 9:30pm Sunday, Brooklyn... More »

Tennessee Authorities Think They've Nabbed a Serial Killer

Suspect Clark Perry Baldwin identified through genetic genealogy

(Newser) - Authorities in Tennessee believe they've nabbed a serial killer. Clark Perry Baldwin, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was arrested in Iowa Wednesday and charged in the 1991 death of a 24-weeks-pregnant woman in Tennessee. In March 1991, Pamela McCall was been found strangled in Spring Hill, Tenn., a few... More »

Father, Son Charged With Murdering Ahmaud Arbery

Gregory and Travis McMichael charged over Feb. 23 shooting

(Newser) - The Georgia father and son who allegedly chased down and killed a black man jogging in their neighborhood were arrested Thursday night and charged with murder and aggravated assault. Gregory and Travis McMichael, who are white, allegedly told police they saw Ahmaud Arbery running and believed he looked like a... More »

Man Forgot Keys After Robbing Couple, Went Back—and Killed Them

Police say suspect initially just took cash and some cellphones, then returned

(Newser) - A masked man forced a Utah couple from their beds early on April 18, demanded money, and left after taking cash and two cellphones. Then he realized he had forgotten his car keys. That's when, police say, suspect Albert Enoch Johnson re-entered Tony and Katherine Butterfield's West Jordan... More »

They Can't Protest His Death Together. Instead, They'll Run

Virtual demonstration on Friday will honor birthday of Ahmaud Arbery, jogger shot dead in Georgia

(Newser) - Runners around the country will lace up their shoes Friday in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man gunned down while jogging in Georgia on Feb. 23. Arbery's high school football coach, Jason Vaughn, is asking supporters to run 2.23 miles—a representation of Arbery's date... More »

'I Began to Scream in the Middle of the Airport'

Minor league player Blake Bivens recounts how he learned of his family's August murders

(Newser) - "I found out my family was gone over a Facebook headline." So says Blake Bivens, the Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect whose wife, infant son, and mother-in-law were murdered in August . Eight months after the crime—for which Bivens' brother-in-law is charged —the 24-year-old sat down with... More »

4 Women Arrested After Arizona Mom Found Dead

Suspects charged with kidnapping Melissa Valenzuela, a mother of 3

(Newser) - Four women have been arrested in Arizona after a woman turned up dead days after she was observed screaming for help. Melissa Valenzuela was reported missing on March 20, three days after family members recalled seeing the 34-year-old mother of three in the company of Mercedes Gomez and Christina Gomez,... More »

Romance Novelist Allegedly Killed Husband for Money

Court documents say Nancy Brophy had taken out life insurance policies on her husband

(Newser) - Nancy Crampton Brophy was charged with murder in September 2018 in connection with her chef husband's death. Days after her arraignment, it emerged that the 68-year-old romance novelist had published a 700-word essay online in 2011 called "How to Murder Your Husband." In it, she gave five... More »

2 Missing Women Are Linked to Murder Suspects

Heather Grogg, Danielle Tyler thought to be in danger in Maryland

(Newser) - The FBI and Maryland State Police are searching for two women last seen in early April who have ties to accused murderers. Heather Grogg, 33, worked as a live-in babysitter at the home of David Sanford Jr., one of three men charged in the March 18 murder of Jonathan Riddle.... More »

Cops: 13-Year-Old 'Just Felt Like' Killing

Teen accused of murdering stranger

(Newser) - Police in a Seattle suburb say a 13-year-old murder suspect told detectives he "just felt like" killing a stranger. Police say the teen followed 35-year-old Hassan Ali Hassan along a street in Burien last Tuesday night before pulling out a gun and shooting Hassan once in the head, Q13... More »

Neighbor Arrested 40 Years After Calif. Woman's Murder

Philip Wilson, 71, identified via familial DNA, accused of killing 20-year-old Robin Brooks

(Newser) - Since 1980, Maria Arrick has hoped her sister's killer would be caught. A day before the 40th anniversary of Robin Brooks' rape and murder, police in Sacramento, Calif., apparently found their man. Brooks' 71-year-old former neighbor, Philip Wilson, was arrested at his Sacramento home on Thursday and charged with... More »

Tulane Player Accused of Georgia Murder

Teshaun Hightower faces multiple charges

(Newser) - Tulane Green Wave player Teshaun Hightower declared for the NBA draft on April 18. Police say he killed a man 10 days earlier. The 22-year-old guard was arrested Saturday and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, ESPN reports. He... More »

1963 Killing May Be Solved— but Suspect May Not Be Alive

Authorities have been searching for months with no luck

(Newser) - Margaret "Peggy" Beck was serving as a counselor for the first time at a Girl Scout camp in Colorado on the night of Aug. 18, 1963, when her tent mate got sick and went to the infirmary for the rest of the evening. So Beck, 16, was alone in... More »

Air Force Member Accused of Killing Mennonite Woman

Mark Gooch of the Air Force first kidnapped Sasha Krause, say prosecutors

(Newser) - A US Air Force member has been charged with the murder of a Mennonite woman who disappeared from her New Mexico community in January, a month before her body was found in Arizona. Airman Mark Gooch, 21, was arrested at the Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona, on Tuesday... More »

To Find Friend's Body, They Climbed in Killer's Window

'48 Hours' examines 2018 murder of college student Haley Anderson

(Newser) - The 2018 murder of Binghamton University nursing student Haley Anderson is the subject of a 48 Hours investigation to air Saturday. On Thursday, a network promo revealed it was Anderson's roommates who found her body in the off-campus residence of her sometimes romantic partner and killer after climbing through... More »

Cops: Stepdad Killed Teen After Fight About Quarantine

16-year-old left home against parents' wishes

(Newser) - An argument over Georgia's shelter-in-place order led to a fight that left a 16-year-old dead and his stepfather in the Fulton County Jail. A police spokesman says the dispute began Wednesday when 16-year-old De'onte Roberts argued with his mother and stepfather and left their Atlanta home against their... More »

Judge Gives 'Joe Exotic' Exactly What He Wants

Joseph Maldonado-Passage says he needs more time to argue for his lawsuit

(Newser) - A former Oklahoma zookeeper who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot and federal wildlife violations has been granted an extra month to argue why his lawsuit challenging the convictions shouldn't be dismissed, the AP reports. Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as "Joe Exotic,"... More »

A Mom's Anguished Cry: 'My Twin Daughters Are Dead'

Joann Hoyt's ex-boyfriend accused of fatally shooting her 15-year-old girls in their Calif. home

(Newser) - Teen twins gunned down this week are being mourned in their California community, and their mother's ex-boyfriend has been arrested and charged in their deaths. Caira and Leah Christopher—15-year-old sophomores at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, described by a relative as "always smiling and always... More »

Inmate Freed Due to Virus Allegedly Went on to Kill

Florida man accused of murder day after release

(Newser) - A Florida inmate released from jail due to the coronavirus pandemic is accused of murdering somebody the next day. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Joseph Edward Williams, who was being held on drug charges including possession of heroin, was released under an emergency order freeing certain pretrial... More »

Jailed Plague Expert Wants to Help Fight Pandemic

Judge denies murder suspect's bail request

(Newser) - An infectious disease expert wants to be let out of a Chicago jail to help fight the coronavirus pandemic—though fellow experts are unlikely to relish the prospect of working alongside a man accused of stabbing his boyfriend until the knife broke . Wyndham Lathem, a former associate professor of microbiology... More »

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