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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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 »

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