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Investigators Refuse to Drop Charge Against Abused Sisters

Prosecutors say they killed father in self-defense

(Newser) - Russian prosecutors decided earlier this year that murder charges against three sisters who killed their father after years of abuse should be dropped. The country's investigative committee has rejected the recommendation. Authorities say Maria, Angelina, and Krestina Khachaturyan confessed to killing their father with a knife and a hammer... More »

Milwaukee 911 Caller: 'I Just Massacred My Whole Family'

Christopher Stokes charged with 5 murders

(Newser) - A Milwaukee man shot and killed five of his family members, including four teenagers, before calling police and saying "I just massacred my whole family," according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office charged Christoper Stokes, 43, with five counts of first-degree... More »

Cops: Stepdad Killed Teen After Fight About Quarantine

16-year-old left home against parents' wishes

(Newser) - An argument over Georgia's shelter-in-place order led to a fight that left a 16-year-old dead and his stepfather in the Fulton County Jail. A police spokesman says the dispute began Wednesday when 16-year-old De'onte Roberts argued with his mother and stepfather and left their Atlanta home against their... More »

A Mom's Anguished Cry: 'My Twin Daughters Are Dead'

Joann Hoyt's ex-boyfriend accused of fatally shooting her 15-year-old girls in their Calif. home

(Newser) - Teen twins gunned down this week are being mourned in their California community, and their mother's ex-boyfriend has been arrested and charged in their deaths. Caira and Leah Christopher—15-year-old sophomores at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, described by a relative as "always smiling and always... More »

Dad's Killing Fuels Vicious Culture War

Mikhail Khachaturyan's murder is a hot topic in Russia

(Newser) - Bloody and hobbled, Mikhail Khachaturyan stumbled onto the landing of his Moscow apartment—where one of his teenage daughters stabbed him fatally in the heart. At least that's how prosecutors describe the final moments of a man whose murder has refocused attention on domestic violence and sparked a culture-war... More »

Virus Lockdown Has an Awful Side Effect

Domestic violence is on the rise worldwide

(Newser) - The leader of the UN has made a worldwide appeal related to the coronavirus outbreak, but it has nothing to do with equipment shortages or best practices while out in public. Instead, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is worried about "a horrifying global surge in domestic violence," reports the AP... More »

Spielberg's Daughter Is Arrested in Nashville

Mikaela Spielberg was charged with domestic violence

(Newser) - About a week ago, Steven Spielberg's daughter said she's a porn star. Now Radar reports that Mikaela Spielberg has been arrested and charged with domestic violence in Nashville, Tennessee. An inmate report shows the 23-year-old was collared Saturday morning, booked soon after, and put under a routine "... More »

Missing Mom, 2 Daughters Found Dead After Amber Alert

Milwaukee woman's boyfriend has been arrested

(Newser) - The search for a missing Milwaukee woman and her two young daughters ended with a horrific find in a garage Sunday. Police say they found the bodies of 25-year-old Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery, and 4-year-old Camaria Banks in the garage following the arrest of Banks' boyfriend, Arzel Ivery, in... More »

Inspiration for Unite the Right Rally Charged With Kidnapping

Augustus Invictus also charged with domestic violence in SC

(Newser) - A white nationalist who inspired the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., is facing numerous charges, including kidnapping. Augustus Invictus, 36, was arrested Monday at a mall in Florida, where Brevard County Sheriff's deputies had been surveilling him since Christmas Day, per CBS News . They'd initially... More »

Cops: Teen Didn't Just Assault His Girfriend. He Left His Mark

Jackub Jackson Hildreth, 19, was arrested Friday

(Newser) - Imagine a loved one angrily carving his name in your forehead. Well, that's what Jackub Jackson Hildreth allegedly did to his Texas girlfriend Thursday before fleeing the scene, the Houston Chronicle reports. But San Antonio police caught up with the 19-year-old and arrested him the next day. According to... More »

Supergirl Star Reveals Horrific Relationship

Melissa Benoist talks about her experience with domestic violence

(Newser) - The star of Supergirl posted a video Wednesday about her experiences with domestic violence—and it's not easy to watch. "I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would say let alone be broadcasting... More »

Cops: Man Shot Girlfriend Moments After She Filmed Him

Suspect threatened woman, showed her bullet

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Michigan man has been charged with murder, and prosecutors say the evidence against him is compelling: Moments before his girlfriend, India Mackey, was shot dead, she filmed Kevin Dixon loading a handgun and talking about the bullet he was going to shoot her with, ABC reports. "You... More »

That Does It: Miami Dolphins Running Back Is Out of a Job

Mark Walton is accused of repeatedly punching his pregnant girlfriend

(Newser) - The Miami Dolphins are done with Mark Walton. The NFL team cut their top running back after police arrested him early Tuesday morning for allegedly pushing his pregnant girlfriend against a wall and punching her several times in the head and face, the Miami Herald reports. She had just told... More »

Boy, 9, Is Sole Survivor After Murder-Suicide Kills 5

Cops say father killed wife, 3 sons

(Newser) - A San Diego man murdered his wife and three of their four sons less than 24 hours after she obtained a restraining order against him, police say. Investigators believe the man shot his estranged wife and all four children at their home early Saturday before killing himself, People reports. Family... More »

Mess for the Astros After Exec Yells Lines at Female Journos

The Astros come to Brandon Taubman's defense, to much derision

(Newser) - The Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals in Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, but all eyes are on a different story regarding the team: One published Monday by Sports Illustrated that accuses a team exec of having an "offensive" locker room outburst directed at three... More »

Reality TV Star Gets Tased and Booked

Jersey Shore actor Ronnie Ortiz-Magro seemed fine earlier that day

(Newser) - How fast things change Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Only hours after chilling in Beverly Hills with on-again girlfriend Jen Harley, the Jersey Shore star was arrested for allegedly chasing her with a knife—while carrying their baby girl, TMZ reports. The scene went down around 2:30am Friday at an Airbnb they'... More »

His Girlfriend Disappeared, and He Rapped About a Burial

Robert Camou charged in killing of Amanda Custer

(Newser) - A man who was allegedly filmed rapping about burying a woman in the hours after his girlfriend went missing is now charged in her killing. Police say Robert Anthony Camou, 27, killed Amanda Kathleen Custer, 31, in late July after taking her against her will from the home they shared... More »

Reality Star Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge

Amber Portwood was arrested Friday in Indianapolis

(Newser) - Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood was arrested Friday in Indianapolis on a domestic battery charge—apparently after attacking her boyfriend in an argument, TMZ reports. The 29-year-old lives with cinematographer beau Andrew Glennon and their one-year-old son, James, who police say was in Glennon's arms when the parents... More »

Outfielder Gets Suspended for the Season

Odúbel Herrera says he is 'disappointed' in himself

(Newser) - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, the AP reports. The commissioner's office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He... More »

Super Bowl MVP Charged With Domestic Violence

Former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien is accused

(Newser) - Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence, per the AP . Police say Rypien faces a charge of fourth-degree assault. The 56-year-old was processed at the Spokane County Jail around 6:30pm Sunday and was awaiting a court appearance Monday. Rypien... More »

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