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Cops: 2 Teens Killed After Asking Shooter How Tall He Is

Victims asked suspect about his height in store, were later gunned down, say Chicago police

(Newser) - "I know it doesn't make any sense," says Chicago detective Brendan Deenihan, per KMOV . He's referring to the fatal shooting of two teenagers who asked their suspected shooter how tall he was. Victims Charles Riley, 16, and Jesean Francis, 17, were in a store buying candy... More »

They Showed Up to Work on the Bridge. They Made a Grim Find

Bodies of 2 sisters found in Georgia, and investigators say it was a double homicide

(Newser) - The bodies of a teen about to graduate from high school and her older sister were found under a Georgia bridge this week, and police say it's now a homicide investigation. CNN identifies the women as 19-year-old Vanita Richardson and 31-year-old Truvenia Campbell. The news site says the women... More »

18-Year-Old Arrested in College Slayings

Couple was found outside Wisconsin university's arboretum

(Newser) - A suspect is in custody in the slayings of a couple found this week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's arboretum. Khari Sanford, 18, faces two counts of first-degree murder, the school's police chief said. Dr. Beth Potter, 52, and her husband, Robin Carre, 57, were killed. Chief Kristen... More »

Couple Found Shot to Death on Lonely Stretch of Highway

Virginia troopers answering call about single-car wreck discover bodies

(Newser) - Virginia state police called to the site of a one-car crash on an isolated highway in the middle of the night found the bodies of an 18-year-old woman and 21-year-old man who'd been shot in the head. Troopers discovered the bodies early Saturday morning of Ayanna Maertens Griffin and... More »

13-Year-Old Suspected in Double Homicide Flees Courthouse

Teen and 19-year-old are suspected in killings of brothers

(Newser) - Authorities say a 13-year-old suspect in a double homicide has escaped from a courthouse in eastern North Carolina, the AP reports. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the teenager escaped from Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday. He was last seen in a white T-shirt and beige pants, wearing... More »

Mexico Finds Son Wanted in Deaths of ex-NFL Player, Wife

Barry and Carol Bennett were shot to death in their home

(Newser) - The son of a former NFL player and his wife who were found dead in their home has been arrested in Mexico after a manhunt. Dylan Bennett had called a sheriff in Minnesota on Saturday to say he was going to turn himself in to the FBI, ABC reports. But... More »

Police Search for Son After Ex-NFL Player, Wife Killed

Barry Bennett was a defensive lineman for 11 years

(Newser) - A retired NFL player and his wife were found dead in their Minnesota home Wednesday, and police are searching for their son. The bodies of Barry and Carol Bennett were found after police received a call about a dead man in a house in Long Prairie, WCCO reports. The sheriff'... More »

Told to Return Keys, Killer Used Them to Enter House: Police

Au pair's ex-boyfriend is charged in two slayings

(Newser) - Instead of returning house keys to the girlfriend who wanted to break up with him, a New Jersey man allegedly used the keys to enter a suburban house and stab the au pair's employer to death. He then chased the woman down a street and killed her too, court... More »

Homicide Suspect 'Thought He Was Russian,' Dad Says

And the Canadian military has sent a CC-130H Hercules aircraft

(Newser) - Canada's military has joined in the hunt for two teenage homicide suspects in northern Manitoba, the CBC reports. A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules aircraft is now helping to pursue Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, who were seen Monday in the town of Gillam, where RCMP... More »

Ex-Police Chief Allegedly Turned Killer at Wife's Urging

Timothy Dean on trial for double-murder over a custody dispute

(Newser) - This much is clear: On the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2018, two people were shot to death outside their home in Sodus, near Rochester, NY. The victims were 28-year-old Joshua Niles and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Amber Washburn. The trial has now begun for the suspected shooter, 34-year-old Timothy Dean, who... More »

Restaurant Patrons Commit 'Rare' Double Homicide

They both pulled out handguns, and both paid for it

(Newser) - Two men in Canada learned the downside of gunfire Wednesday when they simultaneously shot each other and ended up dead, the CBC reports. Brian Cromastey, 30, and Rodney Albert Kirton, 25—both members of the same local street gang—fired their handguns at a popular late-night eatery at around 1:... More »

Cops Thought He Killed His Parents. He Was Dead All Along

Affidavit reveals brutal details of triple murder in Connecticut

(Newser) - For more than four months, 21-year-old Matthew Lindquist was considered a suspect in the murders of his parents, found inside their burned-out home in Griswold, Conn., on Dec. 20. All the time, he was lying dead 1,500 feet away, a third victim of what police describe as a fake... More »

On Anniversary of Teens' Killings, Cops Hope for Break

No arrests made in murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams in Indiana

(Newser) - Police investigating the unsolved murders of two Indiana teenage girls are hoping the crime's anniversary spurs a wave of tips from the public that can lead them to the killer. Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says State Police and the FBI have increased staffing to field an anticipated increase... More »

Engaged Doctors Found Slain in Boston Penthouse

Dr. Richard Field, Dr. Lina Bolanos found with their throats cut

(Newser) - A gruesome crime has claimed the lives of two doctors who were planning to spend the rest of their lives together. Dr. Richard Field and fiancée Dr. Lina Bolanos were found slain in their South Boston penthouse Friday. Fox News reports police found the couple with their throats slit... More »

Cops Search Home After Murder of Hiking Girls

But no arrests made following Thursday's search

(Newser) - Liberty German loved to go hiking, and safety was a regular topic of discussion in her home. "It was something that I stressed, but I guess not enough," says Liberty's grandfather, who raised the teen along with his wife. Like many in the small Indiana community of... More »

Cops Seek This Man in Murder of 2 Hiking Girls

He was spotted in area where Indiana teens were killed on Monday

(Newser) - Indiana State Police are trying to track down a man photographed at the Delphi Historic Trails on Monday around the time two teenage girls were killed there. Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were dropped off at the popular hiking spot by a family member around 1pm Monday. Their... More »

Anchorage Reels From Mysterious Spike in Murders

The city has tallied 25 homicides for the year, 15 since late June

(Newser) - "The homicide rate in Anchorage has always run between 12 and 24," that city's police chief from 2010 to 2015 tells the Alaska Dispatch News . "That was sort of the rule of thumb. We rarely did better than 12. And we rarely did worse than twice... More »

Doc Who Blamed Cough Syrup Gets 49 Years for Murders

It's the maximum sentence within state guidelines

(Newser) - Dr. Louis Chen, convicted of fatally stabbing his lover 177 times before slashing their toddler son's throat from ear to ear in a gruesome 2011 double homicide he blamed on a buildup of the active ingredient in cough syrup, will spend 49 years in prison for his crime. "... More »

Grisly End for Good Samaritan, Woman in Dispute

Placido Moreno-Torres charged with double murder

(Newser) - A 20-year-old father-to-be was only trying to break up an argument between his neighbor and neighbor's wife in Lehigh Acres, Fla., on Saturday. Now two of the three are dead and the third is charged with double murder. Authorities say Ricardo Vaca—who was married May 29—returned home... More »

Boy, 5, Calmly Reports Parents' Murders to 911

Chattanooga police say murders may be gang-related

(Newser) - "My mama and my daddy got shot … They dead." That's how a 5-year-old boy describes the murder of his parents in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a 911 call released Tuesday. Over nearly eight minutes, the boy tells a dispatcher he witnessed the deaths of Lakita Hicks, 25,... More »

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