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An Affair, Then Murder on an Iowa Hog Farm

Prosecutors allege Todd Mullis killed wife Amy in November

(Newser) - On Nov. 10 of last year, an Iowa man called 911 around noon. Todd Mullis said he sent his 13-year-old son to check on his wife, and the boy found Amy Mullis in a shed at their Earlville hog farm with a corn rake impaled in her back. She was... More »

Cops Suspected a Serial Killer. They Say They've Got Him

Detroit police think Deangelo Martin may be behind deaths of 4 women

(Newser) - A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women whose deaths Detroit police have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder in the killings of the... More »

Senior Accused of Killing Longtime Pal With Brick

Maryland's Chun Yong Oh charged in Hwa Cha Pak's murder

(Newser) - A 73-year-old Maryland woman is accused of using a brick to kill her longtime friend and neighbor at what NBC News describes as a senior living facility in Bladensburg. Chun Yong Oh took multiple swipes at 82-year-old Hwa Cha Pak with a brick, according to the Prince George's County... More »

'Key Evidence' in 1991 Murder: Yellow Socks

Theodore Donahue charged in former girlfriend's killing

(Newser) - A single yellow sock found 28 years ago in the apartment of a man whose girlfriend had been discovered dead is now "a key piece of evidence" in the murder case against him. Theodore Dill Donahue immediately became a person of interest in Denise Sharon Kulb's killing after... More »

Cops: Man Killed Wife With Heroin-Laced Cereal

Charges come 5 years after Christina Harris' death

(Newser) - A month after Christina Harris was found dead at her Michigan home on Sept. 29, 2014, her death was ruled an accidental heroin overdose. That left many questions since none of the woman's friends and family knew her to use heroin. And though her husband had been fired from... More »

Nobody Alerted Police, State About Womb-Cutting Case

Weeks passed before Family Services was told

(Newser) - Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed, the AP reports. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was charged... More »

Mom Who Allegedly Cut Baby From Womb 'Not That Wise'

3 weeks later, detectives found body, murder weapon, blood

(Newser) - "Words cannot really describe how disgusting, and thoroughly disturbing, these allegations are," Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Thursday in announcing a mother and daughter had been charged with Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's murder . Clarisa Figueroa, who allegedly lured the pregnant 19-year-old to her home under the guise of... More »

33 Years Later, Hubby Charged in Newlywed's 'Staged' Slaying

John Norton accused of inventing 1985 home invasion

(Newser) - It was long thought that 23-year-old Karen Norton was killed when she interrupted a 1985 home invasion. More than three decades later, authorities in Maryland have offered a different version of events, alleging murder at the hands of the newlywed's husband. Indicted on first-degree murder charges, John Norton, 57,... 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 »

After Nashville Musician Is Slain, Police Arrest 5 Minors

Suspects in murder of Kyle Yorlets range in age from 12 to 16

(Newser) - Police in Nashville say a 24-year-old musician was shot to death outside his house when he refused to turn over the keys to his car. What makes the story even worse is that police arrested five suspects ages 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, reports BuzzFeed . Three of the five... More »

Prosecutors: Dad Wrote Fake Murder Confession, Not Young Daughter

Girl would've been 9 when she allegedly killed her mom; prosecutors say Rod Covlin actually did it

(Newser) - Prosecutors have submitted a court filing before the trial of a New York stockbroker, seeking to admit evidence they say would be pertinent to the case that he murdered his estranged wife in 2009 and then tried to get access to the millions she left behind. Among the accusations against... More »

Boy, 14, Charged With Murder After Egging Leads to Death

Woman was killed as fleeing boys allegedly ran red light, hit her truck

(Newser) - An egging prank ended with a murder charge after a New Year's Day tragedy near Houston. Police say a 14-year-old male driver and two teenage passengers were inside a GMC Acadia Tuesday afternoon, throwing eggs at cars driving by on a road in Aldine, when the driver of one... More »

Cops: Roofer Kills Co-Worker With Circular Saw

St. Louis man allegedly kills longtime friend

(Newser) - A roofer has been accused of gruesomely murdering his co-worker using a tool of the trade. The Pierce County Herald reports that 24-year-old Miguel Angel Franco Navarro faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide and mayhem in the death of 37-year-old Israel Valles-Flores. Authorities in Wisconsin say that his weapon of... More »

After 4 Days on the Run, 'Dr. Bumbum' Is Arrested

Denis Furtado's patient died after receiving butt injections

(Newser) - He's known as Dr. Bumbum, but that's likely all you'll find funny in relation to the celebrity plastic surgeon. The Brazilian, whose real name is Denis Furtado, was arrested on murder charges Thursday, four days after the death of a patient. He had been giving butt-enhancement injections... More »

Dozens of Hate Crime Charges for Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack

James Alex Fields hit with federal charges

(Newser) - James Alex Fields Jr., who allegedly drove into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, has been indicted on 30 hate crime charges by a federal grand jury, including a hate crime resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. According to court... More »

Cops: Teen, Young Wife Hired Hitman to Kill Jeweler Dad

Only child Nicolas Shaughnessy expected to receive millions, say police

(Newser) - His father was gunned down in a home invasion in March; in April, Nicolas Shaughnessy was named to take over the family business, Gallerie Jewelers in Austin, Texas. Authorities now have other plans for the 19-year-old, per the New York Daily News . Arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal solicitation to... 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 »

Big Move in Baffling 2004 Case of Engaged Couple Shot Dead

Shaun Gallon allegedly killed couple as they slept on California beach

(Newser) - A man already accused of killing his brother is now charged with the 2004 murders of an engaged couple found in sleeping bags on a California beach. Baffled authorities have continually sought the culprit in the August 2004 shooting deaths of 22-year-old Lindsay Cutshall of Ohio and 26-year-old Jason Allen... More »

Cops Thought Alligators Got Him. Now His Widow Is Arrested

Florida case dates back 17 years to 2000 disappearance

(Newser) - A Florida woman is accused of killing her husband more than 17 years after he vanished ahead of a celebration for their sixth wedding anniversary. Denise Williams, 48, was arrested Tuesday on first-degree murder charges, reports the Tallahassee Democrat . It was a dramatic turn in a cold case broken wide... More »

His Epic Vacation Seemed Too Good to be True. It Was

Business partner of Chris Smith now faces trial for his murder

(Newser) - The emails from Chris Smith to family and friends began in June 2010 with seemingly happy news: The 30-year-old wrote that he was flush with $1 million cash after selling out his half of an ad company to his partner and was embarking on an epic world journey by yacht... More »

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