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Girlfriend 'Accidentally' Killed During Sex: Beau

'She liked to be throttled,' he tells cops

(Newser) - An unfaithful lover claims he "accidentally" killed his girlfriend who liked to be throttled during sex, a British court was told yesterday. Beauty therapist Kerry Sneddon urged her beau to apply "a bit of pressure" to her throat during sex and they had done it some 7 times...

Rapist Lived Openly Among Rotting Victims

Anthony Sowell reeked

(Newser) - The Ohio rapist arrested in the strangulation of six women lived openly among their rotting corpses in his home, according to cops. Bodies were found exposed in bedrooms and the living room. Officers said the stench was overpowering. "Not a pretty sight inside the home," said a Cleveland...

Experts See Professional Jealousy in Yale Killing

Did Raymond Clark kill Annie Le because she was moving on?

(Newser) - Ray Clark could have strangled Annie Le because she was moving on to a satisfying career while he had to clean mouse cages in a lab, criminologists tell ABC News. If Clark is guilty, he may have suffered from what experts call "relative deprivation"—a mindset created "...

Family Sues for $8M in NY Mom's Airport Death

Accidentally strangled trying to escape cuffs in Phoenix holding cell

(Newser) - The family of a New York woman who died in a holding cell at a Phoenix airport is suing the police department and city for $8 million, CNN reports. Carol Gotbaum became agitated after missing a flight last September and cops put her alone in a cell where she accidentally...

Arrest of Woman Who Died in Custody Caught on Tape

Police release video of Carol Gotbaum screaming, resisting arrest

(Newser) - Phoenix police yesterday released airport surveillance footage of a woman clearly distraught and resisting arrest shortly before her death in a security holding cell. The silent video shows Carol Gotbaum doubled over and apparently screaming as passengers stare. She struggles with police called to the scene and locks her legs...

Pakistan Cricket Coach Wasn't Murdered

New tests show Bob Woolmer died of natural causes

(Newser) - Police in Jamaica ruled today that Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes, reversing their previous stance that he had been murdered. Found dead in a Jamaican hotel room the day after Pakistan lost to Ireland in March's World Cup, the 58-year-old coach was originally said to have...

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