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Arrest Made in High School Football Game Shooting

Alvin Wyatt, 31, has been charged on 5 counts

(Newser) - Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game, including the alleged gunman and one of the three people wounded in what authorities said Saturday was the result of "petty vengeance." The wounded man, Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of... More »

He Tried 'to Kill as Many People as Possible.' Now, His Fate

Salih Khater gets life in prison after plowing his car into crowd outside UK Parliament, injuring 3

(Newser) - A man who deliberately drove his car into several people outside Britain's Parliament in a bid "to kill as many people as possible" was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for attempted murder. During a hearing at London's Central Criminal Court, Judge Maura McGowan said Salih Khater must... 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 »

Cops: After Woman Rejected Him, He Shot Her Baby

Marcos Echartea, 23, fired into a car and struck infant in the head, say police

(Newser) - A California man shot a 10-month-old in the head after her mother rejected him at a house party, say police. "It should shock the conscience," Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says of the early Sunday shooting, per BuzzFeed . The child is in critical but stable condition after bullet... More »

They Heard Faint Cries. In the 75-Foot Ravine: an Infant

Little Shaylie Madden's mother has been arrested for attempted murder

(Newser) - Little Shaylie Madden is lucky to be alive. Thanks to an alert couple in North Carolina, the 7-week-old is doing OK after she was found Thursday evening lying next to her car seat at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine outside of Chimney Rock—and her mother has now been... More »

In Chilling Attack, Fake Delivery Results in Crossbow Shooting

Police in Canada searching for suspect in bizarre attempted murder

(Newser) - Police in Canada are investigating a bizarre and chilling attempted murder involving a fake delivery man and a concealed crossbow. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, barely survived being shot by the weapon at close range, reports the CBC . The details:
  • Fake delivery: The incident took place about 8pm on Nov.
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Cops: Actor Stabs 2 While Filming School Project

Attempted murder charges follow attack at U of Hartford

(Newser) - A University of Hartford drama student told police he was too "into his character" when he allegedly stabbed two people while re-creating a scene from The Butterfly Effect. "My emotions got the best of me" was actually Jake Wascher's second explainer, per a police report. It describes... More »

Soldier Faces Murder Charges 47 Years After Bloody Sunday

18 other suspects are off the hook

(Newser) - The first charges have been laid 47 years after Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday, when 13 demonstrators were shot and killed by British troops. A former paratrooper is charged with the murders of two men, James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of four others: Patrick O'Donnell,... More »

Man Gets Life for Poisoning Co-Workers' Sandwiches

German man found guilty of attempted murder

(Newser) - A German man has been sentenced to life in prison for poisoning his co-workers' sandwiches with mercury and other substances over several years, leaving one in a coma and two others with serious kidney damage. A judge at the regional court in Bielefeld, about 205 miles west of Berlin, found... More »

Florida Cop Guilty After Killing Stranded Motorist

Nouman Raja faces life in prison for 2015 shooting death of musician Corey Jones

(Newser) - The jury of six deliberated for roughly four hours over two days before returning the verdict Corey Jones' family had been hoping for. "The sweetest sound was the click of those handcuffs," a relative tells the AP of the moment Nouman Raja was taken away as the first... More »

Cops: Ivy Leaguer on LSD Attempted a Horrible Crime

James Shirvell, 26, allegedly tried killing a woman he lives with

(Newser) - An Ivy League graduate has been arrested for allegedly trying to murder a woman while they were trying out LSD, NBC Bay Area reports. James Shirvell, 26, was collared just after midnight Sunday in San Franciso and hit with charges including attempted murder, domestic violence, and assault with a deadly... More »

Arrested Mayor: I Wasn't Shooting at SWAT Team

Dale Massad says noisy smoke detector was his target

(Newser) - No one was hurt Thursday as SWAT team members arrested a Florida mayor accused of practicing medicine without a license, but it's a wonder. "He's lucky he's not dead," Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco tells the Tampa Bay Times of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad.... More »

Cops: Driver Plows Into Family of 8 Over Smoking Dispute

The mother was killed; 6 young children and father were injured

(Newser) - A man who was asked not to smoke near children allegedly responded by plowing his vehicle into a family of eight—twice—with fatal consequences. Police say the scene at a 7-Eleven in Haverstraw, NY, began around 1:50pm Wednesday when the family's father asked the man not to... More »

He Thought His Wine Had Gone Bad. It Was Much More Sinister

Long Island man's estranged wife, Renee Burke, charged with attempted murder

(Newser) - Long Island man Matthew Burke thought a bottle of wine had gone bad Sept. 6 when he took a sip and spat it out, prosecutors say. But the next day, his 4-year-old son told a babysitter: "Mommy put something in Daddy's drink." Prosecutors say his estranged wife,... More »

Dozens Arrested After London Stabbing

This has been city's deadliest year for a decade

(Newser) - An unusually large number of people were arrested in London early Monday after a man was stabbed in the street. Police say a total of 39 people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man in his 30s was found with life-threatening injuries, Sky News reports. Police say... More »

Rape Victim Who Gave Birth Now Faces Prison Time

Imelda Cortez is accused of trying to have an abortion in strict no-abortion El Salvador

(Newser) - A young woman in El Salvador was sexually abused by her stepfather since the age of 12, impregnated by him at age 18, and now has a 2-year-old daughter by him. But adding to the horror of her experience, Imelda Cortez, now 20, is the one facing up to 20... More »

Rutgers Linebacker Charged in Double-Murder Plot

Izaia Bullock allegedly schemed to kill 2 relatives of acquaintance

(Newser) - Izaia Bullock's dismissal Tuesday from the Rutgers University football team is surely the least of the linebacker's concerns. It came hours after the 22-year-old junior from Linden, NJ, was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, making him... More »

Mary Jo Buttafuoco: 'Getting Shot Was the Easy Part'

The shooting victim of Amy Fisher speaks out on 'Snapped'

(Newser) - Would you forgive the "Long Island Lolita"? That, apparently, was Mary Jo Buttafuoco's cross to bear. "For a long time … I hated her," says the 63-year-old who was shot in the head by her husband's mistress, Amy Fisher, back in 1992, reports Fox... More »

Cops: Murder Suspect Used Dating Sites to Lure Victims

Connecticut's Danueal Drayton says he has killed up to 7 people, though cops are still investigating

(Newser) - He was on probation in Connecticut; eyed as a suspect in a New York murder; and now has been busted across the country for rape and attempted murder. Danueal Drayton offered some other crimes to cops in Los Angeles when he was arrested and charged there last week, per the... More »

The 'Rev' Gets 26 Years for Shooting Student in the Head

He thought the 17-year-old recruit was not generating enough sales and withholding money

(Newser) - A former high school dean and anti-violence advocate nicknamed "Rev" for his pastor-like influence was sentenced Friday in Boston to up to 26 years in prison for shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him. Shaun Harrison, 58, was sentenced a day after... More »

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