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Cops: Woman Set Home on Fire, Watched From Lawn Chair

One resident was still inside

(Newser) - A Maryland woman set her home on fire then grabbed a lawn chair to watch it burn, with one person still inside, authorities say. Gail Metwally, 47, faces charges including arson and attempted murder over the Thursday fire in Elkton, near the Delaware state line, the Delaware News-Journal reports. The...

Man Guilty in Deadly Van Attack 'Fueled by Misogyny'

Alek Minassian claimed he was not criminally responsible owing to autism diagnosis

(Newser) - A Canadian man who plowed a van into pedestrians in Toronto in 2018 has been found guilty of all 26 counts against him. Alek Minassian was convicted of 10 counts of murder and 16 counts of attempted murder Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court; he faces an automatic life sentence. Justice...

After Months of No Progress, Arrests in 'Heinous' Denver Case

3 teen boys face murder charges after house fire that killed family of 5

(Newser) - Three teenage boys have been arrested in the Denver house fire that killed a family of five in August, after months without progress . Authorities say the two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old face 28 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, attempted murder with extreme indifference, arson, and burglary, per the New York ...

Suspect in 'Abhorrent' Bowling Alley Shooting a Green Beret

Army Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb was in Ill. on leave from Fla.'s Eglin Air Force Base, authorities say

(Newser) - An Army Green Beret has been arrested and charged with murder after a weekend shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three senior citizens dead and three injured, including two teens. Police say that Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb, an active service member who's been with the US...

After 'Most Extreme Anti-Mask Incident' in Anaheim, 3 Arrests

2 men face life in prison after allegedly shooting up strip club after being asked to wear face coverings

(Newser) - Authorities tell the Washington Post a late October shooting at a strip club in Anaheim, Calif., was "the most extreme anti-mask incident" in the city to date. Now, three suspects have been arrested, and two of them face life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors say that on Halloween night,...

Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks Survives

Arrest made in one of a series of platform attacks this week

(Newser) - While a 40-year-old woman waited on a New York subway platform Thursday for her approaching train to come to a stop, police said, a man standing nearby was watching, "calculating for the train to approach the station." He then sprinted over to the woman and shoved her onto...

He Told Sisters to Wear Masks. He Was Stabbed 27 Times

Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, are accused of attempted murder in Chicago

(Newser) - A security guard for a Chicago store is recovering from dozens of stab wounds after prosecutors say two sisters confronted him over being told they had to wear face masks. Per the Chicago Tribune , Cook County prosecutors said in court Tuesday that 18-year-old Jayla Hill and her sister Jessica, 21,...

Man Shot 9 Times in Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot: She's 'Crazy'

Baron Li's ex-wife, 2 alleged accomplices charged in Washington state

(Newser) - Baron Li was shot nine times at point-blank range in the parking lot of his apartment complex on July 10. He spent a week in the hospital, followed by a month in a wheelchair. And still, his ex-wife kept plotting his death, according to prosecutors in King County, Wash., who'...

Cops: Man's Plot to Kill His Wife Was a 'Mind-Boggling' One

Pa. police say William Dankesreiter rigged tripwire at top of basement stairs

(Newser) - For better or worse has veered into "worse" territory for a Pennsylvania woman, with her husband of nearly three decades now facing charges for attempted murder. "I'm a mess," 59-year-old Laura Dankesreiter tells Fox News . "You don't plan on your husband of 27 years...

Protester Accused of Attempted Murder Says Cops Didn't Help Her

Tatiana Turner allegedly drove car into crowd of Trump supporters at BLM rally

(Newser) - The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Orange County prosecutors say Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Trump's supporters with the intent to kill a woman, whose head she...

He Avoids Long Jail Sentence With Courthouse Proposal

His now-fiancee opted not to testify against him for allegedly trying to kill her

(Newser) - A 48-year-old man in Germany avoided a lengthy jail sentence after he made a marriage proposal in court to the woman he was on trial for allegedly trying to kill with a bayonet, per the AP . The woman said yes, then refused to testify against him, reports the German-language Die ...

Teen Who Tossed Boy Off Tate Balcony Hears His Fate

Jonty Bravery, 18, gets at least 15 years behind bars, but 'you may never be released,' judge says

(Newser) - A teen who threw a 6-year-old French boy off a 10th-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery last summer has been sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars—and he could see even more time than that. Per CNN , Justice Maura McGowan told 18-year-old Jonty Bravery...

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He's a Teen
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He's a Teen Football Star— and Under Arrest

Luke Hill allegedly threatened the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - A high school football star who fielded offers from more than a half-dozen colleges isn't likely to attend any this fall after he allegedly tried to murder his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Luke Hill, 18, of Maryland was arrested on a slew of charges including attempted first-degree murder and first-degree...

Cops: 'Senseless Act' at Waffle House Over Unmasked Man

Kelvin Watson, 27, has been charged with attempted murder in shooting of cook in Colo.

(Newser) - A shooting at a Colorado Waffle House that left one employee injured took place after a customer was asked to wear a face mask, local cops say. According to an arrest affidavit cited by KDVR , police say 27-year-old Kelvin Watson first showed up at the Aurora restaurant, which is currently...

Cops: Woman Rescued From Grave After 3 Days

58-year-old in China charged with attempted murder after allegedly burying mother alive

(Newser) - Police in northern China charged a man with attempted murder after he allegedly buried his mother in an abandoned grave, where she was found traumatized but alive after three days covered by loose dirt. The man's wife told police her husband carried his mother away in a wheelbarrow on...

Driver Rams 4 Teens in Horrible Case of Mistaken Identity: Cops

Police say 18-year-old thought group put poop in his car, ran them down

(Newser) - Two teenagers were seriously injured when a driver enraged by damage done to his car during a "prank" struck an innocent group of pedestrians he wrongly believed were responsible, police in Northern California said. Two other teenagers had moderate injuries after the attack Saturday, the AP reports. The 18-year-old...

Lesotho's PM Ordered Wife's Killing: Cops

A no-show in court, Thomas Thabane cites health crisis

(Newser) - Lesotho's prime minister will join his current wife in facing murder charges in the 2017 shooting death of his estranged wife—whenever he shows up to court. Thomas Thabane failed to appear in court on Friday, with his press secretary saying he'd been taken to doctors in neighboring...

Man Tricked Women Into Shocking Themselves: Court

German victims were contacted online and given instructions for supposed experiment

(Newser) - A court in Germany has convicted a 31-year-old man of attempted murder in more than a dozen cases for tricking women into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet. Munich's regional court on Monday sentenced the man, identified only as David G. for privacy reasons, to...

Enraged Prof Puts Colleague in Hospital With Broken Bones: Police

Rie Hachiyanagi has been charged with attempted murder

(Newser) - An art professor has been arrested for allegedly attacking a colleague with a poker, garden shears, and a rock—over unrequited love, no less. Rie Hachiyanagi, 49, who teaches art at Mount Holyoke College, was charged with attempted murder Friday after the gruesome Christmas Eve incident, Fox News reports. The...

Cops: Wife of Zimbabwe VP Tried to Kill Him

Marry Chiwenga also charged with money laundering and fraud

(Newser) - The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president has been charged with attempting to kill her husband, the AP reports. Marry Chiwenga, a former model and wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court Monday where she was also charged with money laundering and fraud. Wearing a...

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