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They Were Sleeping on the Streets. Now, 4 Dead in Rampage

Victims believed to have been homeless; 'long metal object' recovered

(Newser) - Four men who were believed to be homeless were brutally attacked and killed Saturday in a New York City street rampage. New York Police Department Detective Annette Shelton says that a fifth man remained in critical condition Saturday after also being struck with a long metal object that authorities recovered.... More »

Man Accused of Killing 6-Year-Old Son in Horrific Tub Exorcism

Complaint says Pablo Martinez held boy he said was 'demonic' under faucet of scalding water

(Newser) - A horrific crime out of Arizona, where a father is accused of the first-degree murder of his 6-year-old son after an apparent exorcism attempt. The Arizona Republic reports that Pablo Martinez, said to be in his 30s, was arrested after the incident on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation outside Tucson,... More »

A Decades-Long Serial Killer Case Ends With Confession

S. Korea's Lee Chun-jae admitted to 14 murders, but statute of limitations has run out

(Newser) - Police had only been able to link him to a handful of rapes and murders in South Korea—but a suspected serial killer has just confessed to many more. The New York Times reports that 56-year-old Lee Chun-jae, already in prison for life for raping and killing his sister-in-law, has... More »

Cop Accused of Killing Man in His Home: I Wish He'd Shot Me

At murder trial, ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger says she thought Botham Jean was going to kill her

(Newser) - The former Dallas cop who shot and killed neighbor Botham Jean in his own apartment took the stand Friday morning at her Texas murder trial, emotional as her defense team continued to insist that Jean's death was a "tragic but innocent" mistake that happened after she entered his... More »

Verdict Is In on Murder of 'Pakistan's Kim Kardashian'

Model Qandeel Baloch's brother is found guilty in apparent 'honor killing'

(Newser) - He was accused of strangling his own sister to death, a killing that led to calls of revenge from his father and spurred a renewed debate about "honor killings" in Pakistan. Now, a verdict: Reuters reports Muhammad Waseem was found guilty on Friday of murdering 26-year-old fashion model Qandeel... More »

Disturbing Development in Case of Boy Found on Porch

Burned-out vehicle with human remains was rental car driven by little Noelvin's parents

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy was found on a stranger's porch in Buffalo on Monday morning, more than 1,000 miles from his home in Florida, and the three adults he'd been traveling with, including his parents, are "potentially ... still alive," say Buffalo police—but it doesn't... More »

Senior Accused of Killing Longtime Pal With Brick

Maryland's Chun Yong Oh charged in Hwa Cha Pak's murder

(Newser) - A 73-year-old Maryland woman is accused of using a brick to kill her longtime friend and neighbor at what NBC News describes as a senior living facility in Bladensburg. Chun Yong Oh took multiple swipes at 82-year-old Hwa Cha Pak with a brick, according to the Prince George's County... More »

Twist in Missing Mom Case: a Man Named 'Fudge,' a Knife

Cops look for folding hunting knife that may have been murder weapon

(Newser) - Cops are now searching for what they believe was the weapon used to kill missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Farber Dulos : a folding hunting knife. Sources tell the Hartford Courant that surveillance video shows a garbage bag being placed in a Hartford trash bin on the day Dulos was reported missing.... More »

Officials: Woman's Death at State Park Wasn't Accidental

She was killed by falling 'section of tree'

(Newser) - A photographer was killed when part of a tree fell on her at Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park on Labor Day—and authorities believe it didn't fall by itself. Victoria Schafer, 44, was taking senior photos of six high school students when she was killed by the falling... More »

Jurors Hear 2 Versions of Birth That No One Knew About

Brooke Skylar Richardson faces aggravated murder charge

(Newser) - It was the perfect crime, the prosecutor said in court Tuesday. It's a "massive rush to judgment," the defense lawyer said. Jurors heard competing theories as an Ohio court began selecting jurors this week who will have to decide if Brooke Skylar Richardson killed her newborn and... More »

Cops: 14-Year-Old Killed His Whole Family

Police in Alabama say 14-year-old murdered his father, stepmom, and 3 siblings

(Newser) - The alarming call came into the Limestone County Sheriff's Office in northern Alabama about 10:30pm Monday: A 14-year-old boy said he was at home in the basement and heard gunshots upstairs. When deputies arrived, however, the teen's story quickly unraveled. Now police say that the teen was,... More »

They Died at Veterans Hospital. It Turns Out They Were Killed

Both men died from insulin injections

(Newser) - As many as 11 deaths are under investigation at a VA medical center in Clarksburg, W.Va., and two have been ruled homicides. The family of George Nelson Shaw, Sr., was "floored" to learn last month that his April 2018 death at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center had... More »

Ex-Epstein Cellmate: Guards Are Warning Me Not to Talk

Nick Tartaglione says he wants to be relocated

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's old cellmate says he's living under threatening conditions in a Manhattan jail and wants to be relocated, LoHud reports. Nicholas Tartaglione—an ex-cop awaiting trial on a quadruple homicide —said via his lawyer Tuesday that Metropolitan Correctional Center guards are issuing dire warnings if either... More »

Dad's Plan to Let Daughter Drive Ends in Tragedy: Police

Tomas Mejia's 12-year-old girl apparently killed a pedestrian and his dog

(Newser) - A father's plan to let his 12-year-old daughter go driving apparently turned to tragedy when a pedestrian and his dog ended up dead, Click2Houston reports. Police say Tomas Mejia, 42, let his daughter drive an SUV in Houston, where she mistook the gas pedal for the brakes and hit... More »

Experts Have Different Take on Epstein's Broken Neck Bones

'Actually suggests much more strongly that it was hanging'

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy appears to have created more questions than answers , but one reporter says the conspiracy theories may be unnecessary. Writing for CNN Business , Oliver Darcy notes the Washington Post story that set the internet abuzz reported on Epstein's post-mortem, which found "multiple breaks in his... More »

Big Find in Epstein Autopsy Leads to New Questions

Epstein had broken bones in neck

(Newser) - If you thought the conspiracy theories swirling around the death of Jeffrey Epstein were already in overdrive, get ready for the next level. That's because an autopsy has been performed on the accused sex trafficker, believed to have taken his own life last week, and an eyebrow-raising find was... More »

Cops: He Walked Out of a 7-Eleven, Covered in Blood

Zachary Castaneda allegedly killed 4, injured 2

(Newser) - The suspect in a Southern California stabbing rampage that left four people dead and two injured pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, attempted murder, and other counts. Zachary Castaneda was arraigned in his jail cell instead of court after refusing to leave his jail cell, Orange County District Attorney Todd... More »

Police Close Decades-Old Case on Victim of a Serial Killer

(Newser) - Denise Oliverson had been missing for more than 40 years when police in Grand Junction, Colorado, decided to take another look at her case earlier this year. They knew of reports that serial killer Ted Bundy had confessed to her slaying just before he was executed in Florida in 1989.... More »

Millionaire Fugitive Sought in Wife's Killing Is Caught

Peter Chadwick fled 4 years ago

(Newser) - A Southern California millionaire charged with his wife's killing has been captured after four years on the run, authorities said Monday. US Marshals spokesperson Lynzey Donahue said Peter Chadwick had been arrested, the AP reports. The Orange County District Attorney's office scheduled a news conference for Tuesday to... More »

11 Years Later, He's Charged With Unspeakable Crime

Ohio's Peter Romans accused in arson that killed his wife and 2 children in 2008

(Newser) - An Ohio man was arrested this week and charged with killing his wife and two children by setting fire to their family home. Beyond the heinousness of the alleged crime is this wrinkle—the fire took place in 2008. Peter Romans, 59, is now in jail on three counts of... More »

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