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48 Years After Cop Killed Boy in Russian Roulette: an Apology

Dallas Police apologize for 1973 murder of Santos Rodriguez by Darrell Cain

(Newser) - Two boys were pulled from their beds, handcuffed, and placed in the back of a police car in Dallas, Texas, in the early hours of July 24, 1973. Only one lived to see July 25. Suspecting the Mexican-American brothers had stolen $8 from a vending machine and hoping for a...

Teen Fatally Shot Himself Playing Russian Roulette

Police give update on October case out of Michigan

(Newser) - A Michigan teen who died in October fatally shot himself in the head while playing Russian roulette, authorities announced this week. The Burton Police Department said in a statement that it was providing an update due to a "large amount of public interest" in the case, NBC News reports....

Cop's Partner: I Told Him Not to Play With Guns. Then, a Shot

Authorities: Nathaniel Hendren 'mishandled' gun while playing Russian roulette; cop Katlyn Alix died

(Newser) - A St. Louis police officer is dead, and authorities say her death came at the hands of one of her colleagues while they were playing Russian roulette. USA Today reports that 24-year-old officer Katlyn Alix was shot and killed while off-duty early Thursday in the apartment of fellow officer Nathaniel...

Teens Call It Death by Russian Roulette. Cops Call It Murder

17-year-old Matthew Minkler is now dead

(Newser) - Police in Nevada say two teenage suspects are claiming their friend died in a game of "modified Russian roulette." Relatives of 17-year-old Matthew Minkler say the teens weren't playing Russian roulette—and they were only pretending to be his friends. Minkler's body was found Friday in...

Teen's Game of Russian Roulette Turns Deadly

Rashaun D. McCrae died from single gunshot to head

(Newser) - An 18-year-old died Monday night in Ohio after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. Now, Whitehall police have determined that Rashaun D. McCrae was killed after suggesting a game of Russian roulette—and pulling the trigger. Police spent the week making sure witness stories synced up, the Columbus Dispatch ...

Russian Roulette Kills Colorado Man

Death being treated as accident

(Newser) - The last words uttered by a 21-year-old Colorado man were: "Let's play Russian roulette." The man, who had been drinking beer with three friends, then put a handgun to his head and pulled the trigger, killing himself. Police believe he didn't know the gun was loaded...

Wedding Guest Wounded in Russian Roulette

Stunt goes horribly wrong at party

(Newser) - A light-hearted game of Russian roulette at a wedding party landed a pal of the groom in the hospital when he shot himself in the head with a gun believed to be unloaded. A home video of the Russian party shows a guest pulling a gun from his waistband, holding...

Maine Man on Trial in Russian Roulette Death

Man slain in gay threesome in organic farmer's sex dungeon

(Newser) - An organic farmer is on trial for manslaughter after killing a man in a game of Russian roulette during a gay threesome in the sex dungeon of the victim's Maine home. Bespectacled Ivy League grad Bruce Lavallee-Davidson says he thought the gun wasn't loaded when he pulled the trigger against...

Ruffalo Bro Was Killed: Coroner

Death ruled a homicide, not a suicide, as initial suspect claimed

(Newser) - Actor Mark Ruffalo’s brother Scott was the victim of a homicide, the LA County coroner said yesterday, quashing the notion that the 39-year-old shot himself in the head, E! Online reports. The initial suspect in the case, Shaha Mishaal Adham, alleged that Ruffalo was playing Russian roulette. She was...

Ruffalo 'Played Russian Roulette'

Ruffalo often 'played' with firearms on drugs, says suspect's attorney

(Newser) - A Saudi billionaire's daughter, accused of killing actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother, has told police he shot himself in the head during a drug-fueled game of Russian roulette, reports the New York Daily News. Shaha Adham, 26, surrendered to Beverly Hills police Monday, the day Scott Ruffalo was taken off...

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