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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 »

Husband Who Joked About Hiding Knives Is Fatally Stabbed

Wife charged in murder of former Memphis Grizzlies exec Michael Redlick

(Newser) - Michael Redlick, a University of Central Florida executive formerly with the Memphis Grizzles, reportedly told a friend his wife was "crazy, but as long as I hide the steak knives everything will be fine." Police now say she fatally stabbed him. The Washington Post reports officers were suspicious... More »

Cops Say Boy, 12, Fatally Stabbed Sister

He also allegedly stabbed his mom in Connecticut attack

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy was charged Tuesday with killing his sister and seriously wounding his mother in a stabbing at a Connecticut home, the AP reports. West Hartford police said the boy was arraigned at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, where he was being treated for minor injuries sustained... More »

She Warned Her Daughter to 'Get Out.' Now, a 'Terrible Day'

Sarah Papenheim, 21, studying in the Netherlands, is stabbed to death

(Newser) - It's a "terrible day" in Palo Cedro, Calif., as the town mourns a young blues drummer known as "Happy Pap." That's where Sarah Papenheim grew up, per the Redding Record Searchlight , and those who knew her there (and in the Twin Cities, Minn., area where... More »

She Rolled Down Window to Help Panhandler, Ended Up Dead

Woman was stabbed to death in Baltimore

(Newser) - Jacquelyn Smith's husband was driving, with the Maryland woman in the passenger seat and her stepdaughter in the back, when Smith rolled down her window to give money to a panhandler standing near a Baltimore intersection early Saturday as the trio returned home from celebrating a birthday. The young... More »

Newly Engaged Jogger's Final Outfit: Her Wedding Dress

Wendy Martinez will be buried in it

(Newser) - The funeral for a 35-year-old woman stabbed to death in an apparently random attack in Washington, DC, this week will have a poignant twist: Wendy Martinez will be buried in her wedding dress, reports CBS News . Martinez had just gotten engaged a week ago, and she and mom Cora Martinez... More »

Male Model Guilty of Murdering Rival

It started with an online feud, London police say

(Newser) - A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka's London home, the AP reports. The 25-year-old victim was signed to London's Premier... More »

A Bride-to-Be and Her Fiance Celebrated. Hours Later, Death

Jacqueline Souza charged with 2nd-degree murder after pair allegedly argued over infidelity

(Newser) - After leaving a celebration of the couple's pending nuptials, a bride-to-be fatally stabbed her fiance over a potential wedding guest, according to police. Jacqueline Souza, 31, called 911 from a home in Colorado Springs shortly after midnight Saturday, soon after leaving a local bar. When authorities arrived, they found... More »

'Hugely Welcome News' for Teen Who Killed Rapist Husband

Sudan's Noura Hussein has death sentence overturned, gets 5 years in prison instead

(Newser) - The #JusticeforNoura hashtag and a Change.org petition didn't free an African teen from prison, but it may have helped save her life. The BBC reports an appeals court in Sudan has nixed the death sentence for 19-year-old Noura Hussein, who was sentenced by an Islamic court in May... More »

Demonstration of 'Stab-Proof' Vest Goes Horribly Wrong

22-year-old UK man is dead

(Newser) - A 22-year-old UK man is dead, and a quote from the local assistant coroner sums up the sad and bizarre tale: "While in the kitchen, he took hold a knife to demonstrate it was stab-proof and sadly realized it wasn't the case." Authorities in Teesside say that... More »

Death Sentence for Teen Who Killed Husband Who Raped Her

Supporters say 19-year-old Noura Hussein was acting in self-defense after forced marriage

(Newser) - Forced marriage and marital rape are under the spotlight once again, this time emerging from a case in Sudan. There, 19-year-old Noura Hussein was sentenced to death Thursday for the stabbing death of her husband, whom she says she was made to marry and who then raped her with the... More »

Man Stops Truck Alongside Highway, Ends Up Stabbed

Cody Harter was a Missouri Air National Guard member who served tours in Iraq and Qatar

(Newser) - A Missouri Air National Guard member died in a highway median Saturday after what police suspect was a road-rage incident that took a deadly turn, reports KMBC . ABC News reports Cody Harter, variously identified as 23 and 24, was headed home to St. Joseph around 7:30pm when witnesses say... More »

Cops: Homeless Stranger Fatally Stabbed Diner

Man was attacked with daughter on lap

(Newser) - A man having dinner with his 5-year-old daughter on his lap was fatally stabbed in what appears to have been a random, unprovoked attack, police in California say. Homeless man Jamal Jackson, 49, was arrested and charged with premeditated first-degree murder after the attack on 35-year-old Anthony Mele at a... More »

She Survived the Holocaust, Is Murdered in Paris

Mireille Knoll, 85, stabbed and burned; man known to her is in custody

(Newser) - An 85-year-old Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust was murdered and her body burned in what Paris police are now investigating as a hate crime. Mireille Knoll was stabbed at least 11 times before her Paris apartment was set ablaze Friday, report the Local and the BBC . Two male suspects,... 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 »

Ivory Sleuth Who Traveled Underworlds Killed at Home

Top ivory investigator Esmond Bradley Martin, 75, found stabbed in neck in Nairobi

(Newser) - "Pachyderms have lost a great champion." That's the tribute of one elephant expert for Esmond Bradley Martin, one of the world's most well-known ivory investigators, who was found killed in his home in Nairobi, Kenya, per the Telegraph and BBC . The 75-year-old had a stab wound... More »

Terror in Marseille: Man With Knife Kills 2 at Train Station

Assailant shot and killed by paramilitary police during Sunday attack

(Newser) - A man with a knife attacked people at the main train station in the southeastern French city of Marseille on Sunday, killing two women before paramilitary soldiers fatally shot the assailant, officials said. French police warned people to avoid the Saint Charles train station, tweeting that an operation was underway.... More »

Rapper Accused of Murder Thought He Was Being Hit On

Kidd Creole reportedly went to work immediately after alleged stabbing

(Newser) - A New York prosecutor says a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death in Manhattan after he became enraged because he thought the man believed he was gay and was hitting on him, and he feared he would be robbed, reports the... More »

Hip-Hop Legend Charged With Murder

Kidd Creole accused of stabbing homeless man in Manhattan

(Newser) - One of the founding members of the 1980s hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was arrested in New York City in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man, police say. Nathaniel Glover, 57, also known as Kidd Creole, was arrested Wednesday night on murder charges, reports... More »

He Died a Hero in Portland, Then Someone Stole His Ring

Police release video, pics of man they think stole Rick Best's ring, backpack

(Newser) - Rick Best was a dad, Army vet, and employee of the city of Portland, Ore., who had his life snatched away last Friday on a MAX train there after he stepped in to defend two Muslim teens. But that wasn't all that was taken from the 53-year-old, police say:... More »

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