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No One Would Testify Against Appalachian Trail Suspect

Sheriff said hikers didn't want to leave the trail to go to court

(Newser) - Ronald Sanchez suffered from PTSD and major depression after years of military service, including three deployments in Iraq, but the 43-year-old Army veteran took to the outdoors to deal with the stress. It was during one of those outdoor activities when the Oklahoma man's life came to a tragic... More »

Alleged Killer: I Wanted Victim to Live, Despite Affair With Wife

Christian R. Martin said Calvin Phillips would've defended him in court

(Newser) - One of the three people Christian R. Martin is accused of killing in 2015 had been set to testify in a court-martial stemming from allegations of physical and sexual abuse and the mishandling of classified information, levied by Martin's ex-wife, Joan Harmon. Martin, an Army major turned pilot, would... 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 »

A Little Girl's Body Was Found Saturday. On Monday, an Arrest

Body of Alabama's Amberly Barnett found in woods behind Christopher Madison's home, cops say

(Newser) - A missing 11-year-old girl was found dead in Alabama on Saturday, and on Monday, a 33-year-old Collinsville man was charged with murder in the case. Per DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden, the body of Amberly Barnett, who'd been strangled, was found in the woods behind the home of Christopher... More »

Teen Feared 'Something Would Happen to Her.' Then She Was Killed

Man convicted of raping Mujey Dumbuya now on trial for her murder

(Newser) - In November 2017, Michigan teen Mujey Dumbuya said that Quinn James, 43, had raped her multiple times starting when she was 15. He was arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct, released on bond days later, and ordered to have no contact with Dumbuya. On Jan. 24 of the following... More »

A 'Glorious Day' in Jayme Closs' Hometown, a Suspect Named

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been charged with kidnapping Wisconsin teen, killing her parents

(Newser) - Jayme Closs is alive , and new details are emerging. The 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, who went missing in October from her Barron home, where her parents were found shot dead, turned up about 60 miles away near Gordon Thursday after fleeing her captor. In what Barron Area School District Superintendent Diane... More »

Lawyer Thinks New DNA Analysis Will Absolve Avery

Appellate court must approve the testing first

(Newser) - Steven Avery's lawyer is confident his fate is not yet sealed. A leading expert is willing to use a new form of DNA analysis on human bones found in the Manitowoc County-owned gravel pit next to Avery's Wisconsin property, which "will prove [Teresa Halbach's] murder and... More »

Murder Suspect: Victim Asked Me to Clean Crime Scene

David Pena says estranged wife, stabbed by someone else, didn't want son to see her like that

(Newser) - Screams for help weren't Martha Mendiola's last words, per the California man accused of trying to kill her. Her estranged husband David Pena instead says she said to him: "I love you. Please don't let [my son] see me like this." That's the story... More »

Verdict Is in for Man Accused of 2015 'Mansion Murders'

Daron Wint killed a mom, dad, their 10-year-old, and their housekeeper in quadruple slaying

(Newser) - A piece of pizza helped seal murder charges against Daron Wint; a jury helped seal his fate. Per the Washington Post , the 37-year-old was handed a guilty verdict Thursday for the 2015 quadruple slaying of a family in Washington, DC, and their housekeeper, six weeks after his trial started. In... More »

Couple Found With Body Parts in Stroller May Have Killed 20

Male suspect says he pulverized bones for fertilizer, used victims' flesh for pet food

(Newser) - Police in Mexico had been tracking a couple, suspecting them of being tied to the disappearance of three women and a 2-month-old baby. So when cops spotted them pushing a baby carriage Thursday in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec, they were hopeful they'd find the infant inside. Instead,... More »

'Well-Planned Conspiracy' or Trick in Kim Jong Nam Death?

Judge greenlights murder trial for 2 women accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half brother

(Newser) - They've been called trained assassins , but one of the two women accused of murdering Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia has a different excuse for his death last year : "This whole thing is a setup, I was tricked." Per the Guardian , that's what Indonesian... More »

Hunt for Suspect in Doctor's Slaying Ends in Suicide

Officers confronted Joseph James Pappas

(Newser) - The suspected killer of Mark Hausknecht—former cardiologist to President George HW Bush—has taken his own life. "This is our suspect. The suspect's deceased," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a Friday press conference, NBC reports. Police say Joseph James Pappas shot himself in the... 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 »

Killer Struck 24 Years Ago. Now, a New Sketch

Police in Maryland use DNA phenotyping in hunt for new leads

(Newser) - Police in Maryland hope to track down a rapist and murderer who struck decades ago with an image crafted using his own DNA. After 42-year-old Le Bich-Thuy was raped and strangled after leaving Rockville's Twinbrook Metro station in 1994, DNA recovered from the scene was found to match DNA... More »

Mass Shooting: Harassment Victim Recalls Scary Threats

Woman recalls abuse from Jarrod Ramos years ago that was covered by newspaper

(Newser) - Last week's fatal shooting in a Maryland newsroom has been blamed on the suspect's long-simmering anger with the Capital Gazette over its coverage of a harassment complaint against him years ago. Now the woman who lodged that complaint has given an interview to NBC News , saying that she... More »

Ex 'Very Happy' Man Accused in Ariz. Rampage Is Dead

Connie Jones says 'personal terrorist' Dwight Jones stalked, threatened her for nearly a decade

(Newser) - An Arizona woman says she was on "high alert" for nine years against her own "personal terrorist"—and she's relieved he's now dead. Those were the words of Dr. Connie Jones on Tuesday, when the AP notes she addressed for the first time the six... More »

1.8K Items Taken From Alleged Serial Killer's Home

Bruce McArthur's place was searched inch by inch

(Newser) - After four months of painstaking work, police in Toronto have completed their search of the apartment of the man believed to be the city's worst-ever serial killer. Police say at least two forensic officers have been at Bruce McArthur's 19th-floor apartment every day since mid-January, looking for evidence... More »

Arrest Made 30 Years Later: 'Justice Is Jenni’s'

Robert D. Washburn arrested in 1986 murder of 13-year-old Jennifer Bastian in Tacoma, Wash.

(Newser) - Pattie Bastian waited more than 30 years for some kind of closure on her young daughter's death—and now, finally, "justice is Jenni's." In what the News Tribune calls "one of the most heartbreaking" cases in the history of Tacoma, Wash., 60-year-old Robert D. Washburn... More »

With Last Words, Bloodied Teen Points Cops to Alleged Killers

Lizette Cuesta reportedly gave man's name before dying

(Newser) - Stabbed multiple times and left on the side of a road, Lizette Cuesta crawled 100 yards before she was spotted by UPS employees on their way to work around 2am Monday. There was little they could do for her—Cuesta was so bloody, it was impossible to make out her... More »

He Has Millions Coming to Him, but Not If His Aunts Succeed

Inside the deaths of Nathan Carman's mom and grandfather, and the suit against him

(Newser) - Last July, Nathan Carman's aunts sued him . The "slayer action" was designed to keep the man, in his early 20s, from inheriting millions in the wake of the deaths of his maternal grandfather and mother—with his aunts accusing him of murdering that grandfather. James D. Walsh takes... More »

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